Getting started with XRF modules and LLAP

Months ago I picked up some radio modules – specifically the XRF radio modules from Ciseco. They’re about £10 a pop and are in theory very simple to use. This is… almost true. In the end my modules sat dormant in my component store, and the OpenKontrol gateway I got from them at the same… Continue reading Getting started with XRF modules and LLAP

Broadcast-quality OBs with Raspberry Pis

OpenOB‘s been ticking along nicely but it’s historically needed a bit of oomph and capital in the form of two computers running Linux. This isn’t often what you’ve got on your PC and it’s not something you can easily chuck in your reporter’s rucksack to take along to an event. This limits its usefulness somewhat.… Continue reading Broadcast-quality OBs with Raspberry Pis

Sustainable low-budget infrastructure

This month I finish my university career and along with this move I sadly will stop working at Insanity Radio, the student (now community) radio station I’ve been running tech at for about 3 years now. Needless to say, I’m going to miss the place and the people, and the challenges that came with that… Continue reading Sustainable low-budget infrastructure