It is very easy to tune, you just need an FM radio near by to adjust the frequency. You also need to put a fresh 9V battery in it. It doesn't work well at Verizon because of the dirt piles in between the lots, but it would have been great for Kruse, or the Coliseum event. You can hook up a bigger antenna. You plug it in to the Tape Out of the PA. It's really not that complicated. It would allow people to hear what's going on from their car radios, or portable radios.
How did the big display get broken? We always used to strap it to a table with bungie cords to keep the wind from damaging it. The club laptop is filthy, and really needs to be cleaned up. Also, now that it is getting cold, everything electronic, needs to be taken indoors (especially the laser printer). You should probably Winterize the generator as well, or run it out of gas so the old gas doesn't sit in it for 5 months.
Very good points there Ron, hopefully the next Solo Director writes these down :P
As for the display (if it is broken), could be a result in not having an Equipment Manger for the club. My last event at Verizon where I was Event Master it was like a complete mess and nothing was organized in there. I tried picking up some of the stuff that day when I had some free time; but it truly needs an END OF THE YEAR CLEANING for sure! I am amazed how much stuff is in there that does not get taken care of. Sorry to rant; but it is just unbelievable that someone would allow this. I really hope that this is one of the first things that gets looked over with better care...
Ron, thanks for the heads up there on the FM trans, next time we have an event and I am there, I will make an effort to look at that the next time :P