Introducing OpenOB

The next post will be part 3 of my Engineering FM series but it’s time for a quick diversion to introduce a tool I ended up producing, initially as a contingency plan, but later as a serious project, for implementing outside broadcast audio links and studio-transmitter links using the Real Time Protocol. That tool is… Continue reading Introducing OpenOB

Engineering FM – Part 1

This post is the first in a series of posts I’m going to do covering some of the engineering aspects of setting up a Community FM Radio station in the UK, and the lessons I and others learned while setting up the system. First a bit of background. The station I helped set up, Insanity… Continue reading Engineering FM – Part 1

Interfacing SilentJack and Nagios

So, silence detection is a big deal when it comes to monitoring broadcast audio systems. You want to be sure your stuff is making noise. If your sustainer’s not putting anything out, it’s not a lot of good. SilentJack is an awesome little utility from the king of ‘oh, that’s a handy little program for… Continue reading Interfacing SilentJack and Nagios