Radio In A Suitcase
In the podcast above, Derek Harvey explains:
- How a radio station that fits into a suitcase is servicing +1,500 communities in Africa, the Pacific and Middle East.
- How far can a tiny transmitter like this broadcast? Is it true that one station’s audience is 130 to 140 kilometres away? What determines the range?
- What does this technology means to a community radio station like CKTZ?
- Where is this technology deployed in British Columbia?
- Why Derek thinks of television as pablum for the mind, but says radio is good for the imagination.
- His years working with community television, radio and UNESCO.
- How a virtually unknown Canadian company that is doing big things
“Radio in a suitcase is a way that we looked at getting the hardware into the hands of people who wanted to create a community radio station in as small a package as possible, as portable as possible, least technically complex as possible and reliable. The entire radio station comes in two pelican cases … all operated off of twelve volts, so you can bascially plug it into the cigarette lighter of a car.” – Derek Harvey