Friday, October 21, 2005

pirate radio?

I used to have a bit of an interest in pirate radio once and came across an interesting site that outlines how to use your iPod Mini and an iTrip Mini to create an ALMOST pirate radio station...

First you have to increase the range at which your iTrip Mini can transmit, which you achieve by removing the protection at the top. Underneath is an antenna which you can extend out using your fingernails or tweezers. The people at the site reckon it increased their range by 20 - 30%

Next you install all the stations on the iPod dial to broadcast on, so you can switch the frequencies if you need to later. You should be able to transmit the music from your iPod in a 10-30 foot radius.

Now you're ready to go and play pirate... e.g. when you're sitting at the lights and the car next to you is blasting the radio reeeeally loud (how bout Queen St on a Friday or Saturday night), you identify the radio station, set the iPod to the frequency and transmit your music instead, overriding what they are playing. With the iPod you it doesn't have to be music, you could easily load on some mp3s or .wavs of you talking, some fart noises, whatever.

Also, if you invest in the Griffin's iTalk, you can record your voice onto the iPod and make recorded 'pirate' messages
on the fly...

I haven't tried any of this yet, but once I get my hands on an iTrip mini i'll be sure to give it a go. Here's the link for more info:


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