I got it.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

After two days of tinkering I figured out how to get my buck fifty piece of podcast equipment functioning.

I love a challenge when it comes to old technology and this purchase had several challenges in one package.

First of all the package was put together when Windows XP was top dog. Some of the software wouldn't work with my current operating system.

Second was that the included microphone (a good quality microphone) was damaged internally.

Third, the included recording software was incapable of producing MP3's which is what is needed to upload to most podcasting sites.

Long story short: It would have been easier to do this NOT using my $1.50 find but here is the result.

 

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Comments (15)

Norbert Fabre, MRSA
Indoor Microbial Specialist IMS - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mold Inspector & Mold Assessor

Glad to know you got your system back working after a lot of troubleshooting and you are doing podcasts again. 

Mar 28, 2022 04:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Congratulations for figuring it out! Now you're back in business. :-)

Mar 28, 2022 04:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Nice that you are back doing what you like to do. Keep us informed. Enjoy your podcasting.

Mar 28, 2022 05:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - congratulations.   Hopefully each challenge teaches us a lesson.   Sometimes that lesson is continuing to stay involved and focused.  

Mar 28, 2022 05:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hi Norberto Fabre, MRSA . I still have my professional radio broadcast system in y office but it has been collecting dust for over a year now. This morning I will dust it off and try it out again.

Mar 28, 2022 06:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good morning Kat Palmiotti . When I found this unit I thought I'd set it up for the laptop I use for my "Spring Hideout". I have to admit it's re-sparked my desire to get behind the microphone again.

Mar 28, 2022 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Will do Wayne Martin . I lost interest at the beginning of the covid scare because it was so hard to get guests for the on air radio broadcast. The scare is over (for most thinking people), and I stepped away from the "on air" microphone so now there is no excuse to just talk.

Mar 28, 2022 06:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Well said Michael Jacobs . It was previous challenges that prepared me for this one or the package would have ended up in the trash after the first try. My advice to anyone experiencing trouble with electronics is: check the cord(s) first.

Mar 28, 2022 06:09 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ah, yes,  but the challenge was to make the $1.50 purchase appear to be a steal

Mar 28, 2022 08:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is good to see that your system is working. 

Have a very productive week.

Mar 28, 2022 10:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Now that I got it up and running it is/was a steal Ed Silva but then again that's because it was me 😄. I think most people would have plugged it in, seen it wasn't going to work, unplugged and tossed into the trash.

Mar 28, 2022 11:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley . The week is off to a great start with several appointments set and time to blog as well.

Mar 28, 2022 11:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- isn't it fun to know that you were able to work all of this out yourself.  Certainly gives you a sense of achievement. 

Mar 28, 2022 07:38 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It did just that Kathy Streib . I was hoping to get a audio post in yesterday from the office but my day was full and hectic so even though I will be out of town most of today I hope to get it done before sunset.

Mar 29, 2022 05:31 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob - You sound like you are having fun and I will be checking back to your check your progress on podcasts and video blogs.

Mar 31, 2022 03:37 AM