Hey /g/, long time no see.
I had an idea for a remote pirate radio station. I was thinking that I could get a load of car batteries, a Raspberry pi and an antenna then place the whole package on a mountainside with a clear view of my city. With a 3g internet modem connected to the Raspberry Pi, I could stream my broadcasts from the comfort of my office to the remote Raspi and send them over the airwaves with the antenna. Maybe even queue up broadcasts.
How feasible is this in your opinion? Anyone with any experience with this kind of thing?
Actually, they could find me in 10 minutes due to the antenna alone. I'm banking on the fact that the remote location will hinder them. I'm also living in a european country and they're a lot more relaxed about the whole thing.
I'm not wondering about legal shit.
Setting up a pirate radio station has always been easy, keeping it is not, whether it's law enforcement or someone else, they will take your shit down. No fun allowed by the public, it's almost absurd how much easier it is to just host an audio stream globally using the internet than it is to stream on some band locally.
I'd say go urban guerilla instead of the remote location. There are cheaper solutions than raspi. (think of chip's 9$ comp). Just spread out a some of those in abandoned building or places you can hide them. Use a local open(or 'opened') wifi to make the connection.
You are a fucking idiot. What are you going to use as an exiter? transmitter? stereo processor? amp? You really think a rasp 3.14 will transmit anything? 4/10 bait I fell for it.
Their budget has been slashed and agents fired left and right. As long as you stay semi-mobile and are out of large metro cities with a FCC office nearby, you have a decent chance of not getting caught. They seriously don't have the money or will to do much.
Ok, If you want to "get out" you will need power. Lots of it. And it's not cheap, either. For instance: 10ft high antenna, with a 100 watt amp, you might get out 10 miles or so. Not really impressive. It takes money. A 150 watt system will probably set you back 1.5k or more. You need a power supply, exciter, and amp. Want to blast the town? 1k watts is a good starting point.
Piratestations are a fucking cancer.
When I used to work we either listened to SlamFM or Qmusic, 99.6 and 100.4.
Guess which channel the local pirate who exclusively played Dutch folk music used?