For AM - Talking House v5.0 Radio
Transmitter set to 100 mW on 1620 Khz
- On Am 1620 we use an indoor wire antenna and the ground from
the home wiring
- On Fm 88.1 we use a dipole wire antenna stuck to the wall
inside the house.
These are temporary solutions for transmitting and are not ideal ways
of effecienlty sending our signal out onto the airwaves, hopefully
before the snow flies we will have installed tuned antennas for both
transmitters to better serve Rockhouse Fork Road in Busy Ky. In the
future we plan to add 2 more signals to the airwaves, one on 172 Khz
Longwave and 13.575 on Shortwave when funds allow it.
We try our best to cover our small road (one lane with no outlet) while
staying under FCC approved power levels which means we MIGHT cover a
few houses out of at least 11 homes. If you have trouble hearing
our station, send us a message on Facebook
or an Email
and let us
you have trouble hearing
Blue Bucket Radio and we will try to work out a solution. Some poor
reception problems are cause by poor radio sensitivity or surrounding
objects in the home.
Sometimes going out to your car and listening on a car radio does a
better job than some portable or table top radio's in the house,
outdoor tv/fm antennas make a big difference when connected to a good
table top radio or home stereo system.
Look for some tips on this page for impoving reception on AM/FM radio's
including lists of some great radio's that are proven over time to be
Thanks for checking out this page and return at a later time for more
Blue Bucket Radio 1620 AM Serving Rockhouse Fork Road for three years
with music and talk.
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Blue Bucket Radio
Awaiting New Address
UPDATE: March 8th 2017 - We are moving to another county across Kentucky, station will remain off the air until further notice.
Just in case some listeners missed it, 89.7 FM has moved to 88.1 to avoid possible interference to a college station on 89.7 FM.
Bucket Radio is licensed by rule and must not cause interference to
licensed stations on any broadcast band but must accept interference
from other staitons that could hamper our listener ability to receive