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Evergreen Valley Local Radio

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I recently started working on rebuilding my radio station - this one in Evergreen Valley, a sub-division of San Jose, and small community in it's own right.

The community itself is fairly sprawling, and covers quite a bit of dirt.

EVLR is going to be using a Chez Radio Procaster to start with, and eventually go to multiple transmitters around the community. We'll have a SStran and a Rangemaster in the mix, since they are sitting right here.

My audio chain, so far, is a 2 channel EQ, Behringer 2 channel compressor/limiter, a denon cd deck, an old akai tape deck with 2 VU meters (oOOoo), a gemini console, Shure Mic mixer, Shure Console, a nady mic, a boom arm, a small radio shack backup mic and desktop stand, and a PC running whatever automation I end up settling on.

Todo List

Odd bits to buy:
Phono/RCA adapter for Behringer Compressor
4 XLR male->female cables

Construction:
[done] Use a cup brush and sand off all the rust from the rack
[done] Use cup brush and sand off the gemini logo from mixer
[done] Sand Rack Chassis and Gemini Console with fine sandpaper to smooth out the rough bits
[done] Paint rack and mixer faceplate bright red
[done] Install eves mounts for antenna
[done] Drill top and bottom holes in 5' antenna pole
Solder in a short wire for the ground strap on the transmitter
Run grounding wire for the pole for lightening protection
Mount Boom arm mic (still in transit)

Electronics:
Solder in the new polarized cord and outlet plug on the shure mic mixer
Get audio chain setup and connected (except the rackmount gear)
Get power strips installed/strapped in to rack and tables

Computer:
Move Automation system mobo/disk/etc to more sturdy case/power
Get Dell box installed and ready for VOIP/IM/E-Mail/Communications/Backup Automation
[done] Install new Sound Cards into automation computer - keep a backup.
Configure automation software to handle the live assist and additional IO
Configure automation system to Take VOIP phone calls.
[done] Get all IM accounts setup (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Gtalk)
[done] Get Yahoo Voice VOIP account + Phone Number
[done] Setup email (evlradio@gmail.com)
[done] Get domain name (evlradio.com)
[done-ish] Setup website

Just this guy, y'know?

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