SECOND RADIO SMASH MW TRANSMITTER AND THE BEGINNING OF OUTSIDE BROADCASTS
Due to the rise in events in the local area that could be covered, coupled with the receiving in the early 2000's of an improved medium wave transmitter from a second electronic projects kit that is powerful enough to allow simultaneous voice and pre-recorded content transmission, two Radio SMASH services were in operation at any one time. This was extremely useful, including in several live broadcasts, from a 2002 new year special of the improvised comedy "Space Idiots", as well as breaking news concerning a crashed airliner in the US. The first medium wave transmitter was now spare to use elsewhere, including simulcast transmissions at a local youth group.
Both circuits for the Medium Wave transmitters can be seen below - the second transmitter only barely reaches 5-10 metres maximum transmission range.
Radio SMASH Ultra-Local FM set-up:
Around 2008, Radio SMASH International experimented with FM-In-Car transmitters, which year upon year improved beyond imagination into a stable format. For the first time since the days of Radio SMASH 24, the devices were not only powerful enough to cover large sections of buildings, but also small and rugged enough to be carried about powered by two AAA batteries, as well as the capacity to be manually tuned and locked on to free frequencies whilst providing stereophonic sound - They are also able to be powered directly by shielded 5 volt phone adapters (mainly of the nokia brand) and are considered to be the cheapest full-functioning FM stereo transmitters (each set roughly around £15-20), which makes supplying of ultra-local transmissions, especially if relayed via internet to remote micronational outposts, very practical. The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemptions) Act 2006 that naturalised EU legislation on low-power devices make it possible to do ultra-local transmissions within reason