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Author Topic: Ye Poor Man's EAS. Cheap, very cheap. The catch? You have to build it.  (Read 412 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Boomer brought to my attention that someone on www.part15.org bitched that Part #15 ops are not required to have an Emergency Alert System (EAS). And no wonder... When I worked in TV broadcasting, that station owner picked up a used EAS for $3,000.00. Hmmmmmmmmmmm, that more than most Part #15 complete stations out there. Someone did come up with an idea there to use a Kenwood car stereo with an EAS feature for $100.00. Yeah, way better. Well, for years I've pondered on using a SAME Weather Alert Radio and came up with the following put-together project for around $50.00!   https://archive.org/details/yepoormanseasrev2.1/mode/2up    Works great! And the price is certainly right. And, you really don't need that much in electronics experience to build and put it all together. Might not be a bad idea to have something like this on our stations with the conditions that we are experiencing today.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2020, 0236 UTC by ThaDood »
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Re: Ye Poor Man's EAS. Cheap, very cheap.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 2143 UTC »
You know eas is intended to let fedz take over pretty much all means of bcast comms right?
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Re: Ye Poor Man's EAS. Cheap, very cheap.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 1751 UTC »
Hmmmm, yeah... But, at least with the preceding circuit and method above the Part #15 user has more flexibility. And, no mysterious envelope to open for a nation emergency. Uh-huh...
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