REC Networks provides our online broadcast tools and reports on a "shareware" basis. There are several reasons why:
- First and foremost, the online tools intended for pre-qualification purposes and not intended to replace the services of a full service experience.
- Because of that, the data is not warranted in any way, shape or form. By not charging for the data first, it takes a huge liability off of us and a huge headache off of you if something is not right.
- Again, if you do wish to pursue any FCC application activity based on what you see here, REC does offer one-on-one services.
- Through our years of experience going back to the days of the REC interactive telephone entertainment systems, we have found that by providing a level of services free of charge and then encouraging people to donate what they feel the system is worth to them makes them feel that they are not just paying for a service but instead, helping support the future of great services that entertain, inform and support themselves and many others.
Why not just make the site ad-supported?
Over the years, we have avoided the concept of advertising, mainly because of the types of "ad networks" that exist that cheapen the experience as well as the potential for pop-up ads and potential malware.
REC is planning to make the ability to advertise available on the result pages of FCCdata.org, our most visited site for broadcast engineering information. For details on banner placement, please contact us.
How can I help?
The easiest way to help out is to click on the PayPal "Donate" button below:
REC is currently in need of up to 5 Barix Instreamer boxes in working condition for our noncommercial internet broadcast operations. You may use the Riverton Wharf address for shipping. Thank you for your support.
Is REC tax-deductable?
We are not a 501(c) charity. Any donations to REC are considered a gift to an individual.
Over the years, we have appreciated it when people would "jingle the REC tip jar" and we still do to this day. We try to not be very pushy on fundraising mainly because many of us have our own causes and fundraising to deal with. Therefore, if you feel that you have received something special from REC, please feel fee to give the tip jar a jingle, no matter how large or small, it will be appreciated and used. Thank you for your support! Michelle Bradley, founder, REC Networks