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Topic # 5709 19-Nov-2005 19:58
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A radio station i have some involvment with has summer parties at Mission Bay, Okahu Bay and Waiwera Hotpools half a dozen times a year...
Having the ability to broadcast the party is something that would be hugely beneficial for many reasons...

A laptop with a T3G card running shoutcast seems to be the best way to do it... ie Have the dj/amp plugged into the laptop at the party running the server - then from the MAIN studio connect to the shoutcast server using their adsl and then broadcast out...

For an all day party it would need to stream all day (8 hours). $200 for 500mb should be enough to stream for that long and would be worth it to the radio station.

My questions are - would the streaming quality that would need to be used be good enough for radio?

and... Is there another (easier) way I could do this? If a Harrier had an audio in and a descent sound card, it would be the perfect accessory for a mobile studio.

Perhaps there is a better way of doing it rather than streaming audio over a mobile data network?

Does anyone know the sound quality of push-to-talk? would it be feasable to use p2t to do what I'm trying to do?

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Reply # 23563 19-Nov-2005 20:52
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I think streaming over the network would give the best results. If you are streaming out of a laptop using shoutcast the sound quality would be much better than P2T.

Really, P2T should not even be an option.

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  Reply # 23591 20-Nov-2005 23:45
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Give up on P2T for this project before you even start, its just not going to happen.
I would do some serious testing with a 3g card before going live on the day with it...

Your max theoretical upload speed on EVDO or 1X is 153kbps, and average upload speeds are around 80-120kbps. If you are experiencing low signal (and low speed because of it), then a cellutronics aerial for around $150 will make a world of difference (extensive testing has seen average 2 - 3 signal bar increase with correct use of these antennas)

I would also do my best to try and find a close-by jetstream connection and use WiFi (sorry i dont know the areas you mentioned, or their capabilities....)

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