[AMRadio] NPR, one solution for lousy radio

Brett gazdzinski Brett.gazdzinski at mci.com
Sun Nov 14 19:46:14 EST 2004

No, its different from the one DC sells. 

Its got no name on it, and I suspect it came out of some
very nice equipment.
The heat sink is very large, 4x3x3 inches, and from memory, its
a watt or 5 watts out, or maybe more.
I got it off Ebay, do a search for fm transmitter.

Best thing about it is its very clean in output, and high power.
It seems to be a good commercial piece of equipment, not a kit
or hobby type thing.
I use a small digital FM receiver to listen around the property,
and my transmitter does better than strong FM band stations in that

I made an antenna out of a pl259 female chassis mount and coat hangers,
in the ground plane configuration.
its mounted to a vent pipe on my roof, well below the peak of the roof.

The ramsy kit on the same antenna had dead spots, and did not go more
than a few houses away on the car radio.

I have not tried the range of the new transmitter past about 500 feet,
but it was fine that far out.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Brian Carling
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:57 AM
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Subject: RE: [AMRadio] NPR, one solution for lousy radio

On 13 Nov 2004 at 21:52, Brett gazdzinski wrote:

> I got a real nice 1 watt synthesized transmitter with a digital
> frequency readout, nice stereo separation and good fidelity.
> With an outside antenna, it goes blocks, never tried to figure
> out just how far.
> 1 watt with a good antenna should go miles.
> I tried cordless headphones, the ramsey stuff, and other FM 
> transmitter kits, and the range was lousy.
> I like to wander around while listening, go out back of the house and
> smoke,
> make some tea, etc (plenty of old buzzards on the air!).
> The transmitter was about $100.00 but its very well made, and very
> clean.
> Its not a kit, and has a very large heat sink.
> It has no case, just the display mounted on a circuit board,
> you push buttons to change frequency and other options, the back
> of the board holds the heat sink.
> There used to be a lot of the same things on ebay, I have not looked
> lately.
> A cordless mike with some sort of remote keying of the transmitter would
> be
> cool,
> you could be out mowing the lawn and on the air...
> Brett

Brett - is this the same thing as the DC Electronics one?
Or who makes it?

Where do we get one?

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