Hey. My name is Saint. I started a 20-40 member hackerspace in Helena MT. We call ourselves Montana Ethical Hackers(MEH) and we've existed for four years. We've upgraded from a basement with Christmas lights to our own 2642sqft of space. We've doubled in space every year. We have land-owner permission to erect a 26' tower on top of the largest hill in the middle of the city of Helena MT. We're going to make "107.9 END OF THE DIAL-- Hacker Radio". We live in an EXTREMELY conservative town... uhm... and we have good fire insurance. I should probably take out a crazy good life insurance policy while I'm at it.
As a hackerspace we want to do two things:
- Provide a workshop, equipment, and computer/Cisco lab for curious minds which are just coming understand their own sense of freedom.
As MEH, we want to focus specifically on two other challenges:
- Encourage young "uber l33t h4x0rz" in the area to consider paths as computer security auditors instead of inmates or government puppets. We don't want them to do something young and stupid and then get caught and prosecuted beyond what they've actually done.
- Restore the term "hacker" to mean someone that has a powerfully consuming desire to learn, create, and invent... particularly with technology.
The point is: this will cost money. Somewhere to the tune of $5k(if we do it freakishly cheap). The biggest expense is currently the transmitter. I figured I'd hit up the <strike>pirate</strike> underground radio community for any help. We need an FM transmitter. We can do anonymity. If you have a spare antenna, we could use that as well. You probably don't have an EAS... but we need one of those too. We already have someone local who is going to donate a tower. We just need some way to broadcast.
Let me know if you can help.
If you would prefer anonymity, please send the package to
Montana Ethical Hackers
30 S. Ewing St. Suite 200
Helena Mt, 59601
You can donate a Bit Coin or two at mthackers.com. Contact me through email for even more anonymous donations. Same username at gmail.
I will, of course, post on this thread again if we receive an unexpected item for the radio station... or if we get enough funding to buy our own transmitter. If I haven't posted, assume we don't have what we need.