Join in...

The long term plan here at 1670 is to gain the support and enthusiasm of locals who would be interested in spreading the word, so to speak. With your help we can one day envelope all of Denton in our waves. Or for that matter, Dallas and Fort Worth too. Here are the necessary parts and prices to start your own part 15 station or join us in furthering our broadcast range:

Hamilton Rangemaster AM1000...$800
100' outdoor wire...$40
102 inch whip antenna...$40
copper grounding wire...varies
ground rod 8ft...$20, 4ft...$13
mounting device...varies
antenna mast...$10
antenna insulators...$4

Optional extras that will help increase quality and range:

Innovonics 222 Am processor...new$850...used$350
Barix instreamer (for linking to 1670)...$200

Here are few helpful sites for further researching:


If at all interested, please contact us and we can help you.


  1. how about something like this:


  2. I'd say go for it, right off the bat. However, there are several low powered units like this on the market. Most are meant for used cars lots, real estate usage, or highway info. In my research the rangemaster am1000 is the highest quality unit out there capable of providing the most range. You have full control over all aspects of tuning the unit from the inside - wattage, capacitance, audio levels. It is crystal controlled to a channel of choice for stability. It is an outdoor unit able to survive in extreme climates, and very importantly it has an adapter to connect an antenna directly to it. This is important so that one can stay within the Part 15 regulations..."the total length of the transmission line, antenna, and ground lead (if used) shall not exceed 3 meters" On the Ramsey unit, you would have to connect a transmission line from the unit out to an antenna which in most situations would already put you into an illegal position. But in the end, I would encourage any and all experimentation and would love to hear about your results. Sounds cheap so do it!!

  3. also check out camel fm. chinese radios!

    they work pretty good i must say.

  4. There are many FM transmitters, including the camel, that are affordable and seem to work just fine. However, the FM bandwidth in this area is completely full. It is possible to broadcast in between licensed stations, but you risk getting complaints for interfering and being shut down, and clarity and range suffers as well. Moreover, the regulations for low powered AM are less stringent, making it easier to have a larger broadcast range. FM sound quality is obviously superior but for the reasons stated above and more not mentioned, including trying to stay within legal regulations, we have chosen to go the AM route. But once again, we would encourage you and others to take back the airwaves any way you deem fit to do so and broadcast your mind. We will tune in!