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December 21, 2023
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📢 Emergency Communications 101 – Training

April 13, 2023
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      CAP Alert Player for Radio and Television April 27 2023 at 10:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time Learn how to manage and configure open source systems to provide community emergency alerts and prepare for the National Public Alerting tests May 10 Skill:                Beginner or user of […]

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📻 Indigenous Community Media Fund

December 21, 2022
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Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere -40 Celsius here in Tagish Yukon. For our neighbours to the south, -40C is the same as -40F 2023 Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community Media FundThe Indigenous Community Media Fund at Cultural Survival provides opportunities for Indigenous community radio stations and media outlets to strengthen their broadcast infrastructure […]

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🛠 Build a better broadcast application with open source tools

November 11, 2022
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OBServer Restful API Code Update We’ve been picking away at code refactoring and API stabilization over the last 6 months. * selected the PSR-12 standard and have updated code to be compliant * started defining and implementing our API v2 more in line with typical REST principles * started transitioning dependencies to be composer-managed PHP […]

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📻 Rob is Analog 📻 ALFF Audience Favorite Award

March 8, 2022
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Available Light Film Festival 2022 Audience Choice Winners The winner of the ALFF Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Documentary, Rob Is Analog, was also the audience favorite overall. Yukon filmmaker, Jessica Hall’s funny and charming documentary about “Radio Rob” Hopkins: a ramshackle communications pirate who pioneered community radio in Southern Yukon and fights for […]

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💡Supply chain delays? Open source solutions

December 21, 2021
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 Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere Supply chain issues? DIY Recycle 6 – 8 week lead time sound familiar? Expensive shipping? Stuck on your broadcast project waiting for parts? Re-purpose your existing hardware using Open Source code that runs on surplus equipment. Raspberry PI computers are widely available and inexpensive https://openbroadcaster.com/education/diy-broadcast-projects Repurposed Hardware Our latest IMG […]

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⚡ Indigenous radio station emergency alerting tools

December 21, 2021
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Winter Solstice – Northern Hemisphere Wishing you and yours all the best for The Holidays… This year more than ever!! CJUC Radio 92.5 FM 24 hour broadcast from Whitehorse Yukon Canada IT’S HAPPENING NOW! Listen LIVE at CJUC FM CJUC is SO EXCITED to be hosting our first 24 hour radio live stream fundraiser/pledge drive […]

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TWiRT 568 – Common Alerting Protocol

October 29, 2021
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Common Alerting Protocol Doesn’t sound exciting, but what it’s doing for people in many countries is sometimes life-saving. We might think of CAP as a new-ish way to receive emergency messages, such as Child Abduction Emergency notification. Or we may consider CAP as just another input source to our broadcast EAS systems. There’s a lot […]

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Out In The Open – Spring 2021

April 2, 2021
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Radio Station in a Box Complete RIAB (Radio Station in a Box) assembled in a hard shell mobile case. 100% solid state, no moving parts 1. Open covers of mobile case 2. Hook up antenna, AC power and internet 3. Begin broadcasting POLLY AI Voices Update for ML210 legacy customers We have created a new […]

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Emergency Disaster Assistance – Resilience Through Innovation

November 18, 2020
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Pyrate 3.0 November 18, 2020 Tagish, Yukon, Canada As part of Canadian Innovation Week, OpenBroadcaster Inc is releasing Pyrate 3.0 free and open-source software (FOSS). An open source emergency response radio and TV broadcast toolkit for stations to remotely access their studios and distribute CAP emergency alert messages during COVID19. About Raspberry Pi Pyrate Broadcast […]

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🎉 Hindsight is 20/20…Foresight is 2020 🎉

January 21, 2020
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Happy New Year! Welcome to The New Decade! I’m presently located in and working out of Nan Thailand until April, 2020. Sawadee Cup! During the next 4 months, I’ll be travelling to neighbouring countries and hoping to meet some of you face to face. Complimentary Raspberry PI To celebrate this new decade, we are offering […]

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📢 Emergency Alerts for Indigenous Communities

April 16, 2019
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Swans in Tagish Yukon Record-high bird count at Yukon’s Swan Haven over weekend. 3,000 birds make an awful lot of noise. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-swan-haven-record-count Indigenous Alerts Within Canada, there are approximately 635 FNs and 50+ Inuit communities with numerous spoken languages and dialects. Canadian policy related to CAP alerting specifies support for Indigenous languages, but this has […]

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🍓 Open Source EAS Raspberry Pi 🍓

May 3, 2018
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Open Source EAS with the Pyrate Raspberry Pi was mentioned in a letter to the FCC. Read the letter REC Network sent to FCC mentioning our work with open source EAS to Boost LPFM Participation in EAS. Coincidently we are also mentioned in a recent CRTC hearing. https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/rec-to-fcc-changes-needed-to-boost-lpfm-participation-in-eas https://openbroadcaster.com/pyrate-radio-firmware Headless Video Loopback Emulators *** SOLVED […]

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How did I get here in radio land?

January 23, 2018
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Rob Hopkins – Tagish, Yukon Back in 1989 – 1993 I was able to save up and take off with my bicycle and spend a few years traveling around the world, through China, India, South East Asia and Europe. I was able to subsidize my traveling and live the “Yukon dream” by spending 6 months […]

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OpenBroadcaster Version 5

June 27, 2017
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CLFG 1.2 Support Thanks everyone for your support to date. We wish to advise about updates for Alert Player to conform to the new CLFG 1.2 alerting specifications. Available to all customers and the DIY community, no charge. Customers that purchased Alert Player online have a rescue image ISO in User Account or register at […]

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Open Source CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Broadcast Application Developed in Canada

September 5, 2016
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For Immediate Release September 5, 2016 OpenBroadcaster occupies a unique space in the marketplace as the only company in North America that offers a full suite radio automation and media asset management software package equipped with its own emergency messaging system adhering to the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) CAP-CP History Aug 29, 2014 the Canadian […]

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News from OpenBroadcaster – Community Media Convergence

November 18, 2015
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Community Media Conference OpenBroadcaster is busy preparing to attend Commedia at Carlton University Ontario Nov 22 – 24 Stop by and say hello to Jake Parsons the original lead developer for OpenBroadcaster and my nephew Christopher Nash at Commediaconverge.ca They will have a table participating at the technology fair and presenting about our work with […]

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GAATES Emergency CAP Alert LED Signage Project

April 29, 2015
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CFET CJHJ GAATES Signage Pelmorex Testing March 10, 2015 The pilot project test started out with a couple of bumps. My team worked through these problems enabling both radio stations in Tagish and Haines Junction to each receive and broadcast the emergency messages within the 2 hour testing window. The LCD screen in Tagish Recreation […]

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Emergency Radio and TV Testing

March 11, 2015
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Invitation for Emergency Radio and TV testing Tagish and Haines Junction Yukon On March 10, 2015 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Pacific daylight savings time Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will be conducting two live to air broadcast intrusive tests of the Yukon Emergency Public Alerting System in Tagish and Haines Junction, Yukon in conjunction […]

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Emergency Radio and TV Testing

March 9, 2015
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Invitation for Emergency Radio and TV testing Tagish and Haines Junction Yukon On March 10, 2015 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Pacific daylight savings time Yukon Emergency Measures Organization will be conducting two live to air broadcast intrusive tests of the Yukon Emergency Public Alerting System in Tagish and Haines Junction, Yukon in conjunction […]

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On Thin Ice: Promoting Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness and Response, in Canada’s Arctic

February 10, 2015
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Media Release 9 Feb 2015 In 2013, the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) launched the On Thin Ice (OTI) Project. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, the project seeks to protect lives and improve the security, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities (physical, cognitive and sensory) and […]

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