Make a Radio Transmitter
Build your own low-power FM transmitter with media artist Bobbi Kozinuk, and start broadcasting sounds through the air!
Registration closes Sun Sept 23 -- don't delay!
2 sessions, 12 hours total // $96, or $60 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)
Session 1: Sat Sept 29, 12pm - 6pm
Session 2: Sun Sept 30, 12pm - 6pm
Prerequisite: Participants will be soldering during the workshop. Some soldering experience is recommended, though a quick soldering demo will be provided.
Two extended subsidies are available for this workshop:
In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about basic electronics, radio transmitters and antennas, and the legal aspects of using the FM band for radio art.
Registration includes the electronic components needed for the transmitter. That means you will take home your own transmitter! You will still need a power supply, an antenna and audio system to feed it with. These can be quite simple, depending on your plans for using it.
The transmitter you’ll assemble is low power (about 1 or 2 watt). With it, you’ll be able to broadcast on the FM dial to your neighbourhood!
What can you do with it?
Broadcast your sound art on rainy evenings!
Start a radio show live on location at the neighbourhood pet shop!
Get moviegoers to tune-in to the soundtrack at your drive-in theatre/film-in-the-park event!
Lead your neighbours on a sound walk!
Dream up new uses for sending audio signals through the ether!
Want access to discounts?
Sign up to for an Extended Producer Membership:
Or redeem your the Video Bucks you earned by volunteering:
Bobbi Kozinuk: media artist, consultant, curator, electronics technician based in Vancouver, mixes radio, electronics, projections and performance to explore issues related to gender, environment and community involvement.
Bobbi leads the Wearables Lab and teaches electronics for artists at Emily Carr University. Bobbi creates: interactive media art performances with a radio and earth-saving focus, DIY radio in community & media installation exhibits in Canada and internationally. Bobbi sometimes has taught many workshops on low powered FM radio transmission, & is published in: Islands of Resistance Pirate Radio in Canada, Radio Rethink (Banff Centre) and Echo Locations (Co-op Radio Audio Art CD).
Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!
Make a Radio Transmitter