[COMPLETE] The Radio Planet, by Ralph Milne Farley - icequeen

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Post by icequeen » November 12th, 2019, 10:51 pm

The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley (1887 - 1963).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-radio-planet-by-ralph-milne-farley/


Volunteers outside the USA Ralph Milne Farley died in 1963. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, or Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954.

Could you make a radio set? Don’t answer rashly. Don’t say that you have already built several. For note that we did not ask whether you could assemble a set from parts already manufactured by others, but rather whether you could build the entire set yourself—from the ground up. That means making every part you require, including the vacuum tubes, the acid in the batteries, the wires, the insulation.

If you think that you could do this, let us ask you one further question. Put yourself in the place of the hero of the following story, and imagine yourself stranded amid intelligent savages who have not progressed beyond the wood age. Under such circumstances, with nothing to guide you but your scientific memory, with no tools except those of your own creation, and with no materials save those furnished by nature, could you, though the lives and happiness of your dear ones depended upon it—could you make a radio set? —R. M. F., 1926. ( )
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52326
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

      [list]
      [*] Project Code: 17LjR3bo

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Ralph Milne Farley) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Sherman_Hoar
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 27
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1926
      [*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Venus

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Radio Planet. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Radio Planet, by Ralph Milne Farley. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Radio Planet, by Ralph Milne Farley. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    radioplanet_##_farley_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. radioplanet_01_farley_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!


    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: icequeen
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
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Post by icequeen » November 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm

We are ready for readers!
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Post by KevinS » November 13th, 2019, 6:54 am

icequeen wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm
We are ready for readers!
... . -.-. - .. --- -. / --- -. . / .--. .-.. . .- ... .
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by KevinS » November 13th, 2019, 1:07 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 6:54 am
icequeen wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm
We are ready for readers!
... . -.-. - .. --- -. / --- -. . / .--. .-.. . .- ... .
I should probably provide a translation of the Morse code!

Section 1, please.
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by LCaulkins » November 13th, 2019, 8:52 pm

This looks ridiculously fun. Can I take section 2?
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Post by icequeen » November 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 1:07 pm
KevinS wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 6:54 am
icequeen wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm
We are ready for readers!
... . -.-. - .. --- -. / --- -. . / .--. .-.. . .- ... .
I should probably provide a translation of the Morse code!

Section 1, please.

I wasn't sure, and I didn't have time to translate earlier in the day! Section 1 is yours, thanks Kevin!
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Post by icequeen » November 13th, 2019, 9:45 pm

LCaulkins wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 8:52 pm
This looks ridiculously fun. Can I take section 2?

The other book has been too much fun! Section 2 is yours! Thank you!
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Post by icequeen » November 13th, 2019, 9:48 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by KevinS » November 14th, 2019, 10:19 am

What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by johnb2 » November 14th, 2019, 12:28 pm

chapter 3 please

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Post by icequeen » November 14th, 2019, 2:28 pm


Thanks Kevin!
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Post by icequeen » November 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm

johnb2 wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 12:28 pm
chapter 3 please

Chapter 3 is yours! Thanks John!
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Post by KevinS » November 14th, 2019, 2:32 pm

icequeen wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Thanks Kevin!
I did all the dit dahs! I didn't bother to translate them, though! (Don't worry, you'll see.)
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Post by KevinS » November 16th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Ch. 26, please. (I like saying the word 'debacle.')
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Post by icequeen » November 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm

KevinS wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Ch. 26, please. (I like saying the word 'debacle.')

I hope the debacle is exciting! Chapter 26 is yours, thanks Kevin!
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