[AMRadio] NPR, one solution for lousy radio


Brett gazdzinski Brett.gazdzinski at mci.com
Sun Nov 14 21:06:36 EST 2004


Yes, that's it, the one for sale in the second link is what I have,
I don't remember paying that much, but maybe I did.

It works just like advertised, that is, very well.

Its got loads of options you can change, but I am not sure what they all
do...

Its been totally reliable...

Brett
N2DTS





-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Larry Roohr
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 8:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] NPR, one solution for lousy radio


I'd bet it's one of this guys transmitters:

http://stores.ebay.com/FM-TV-Transmitters-and-RF-parts_W0QQsspagenameZl2QQtZ
km

And here's a used one going in about 2 hours:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5730774971&ssPageNam
e=STRK:MEWA:IT


Larry
kz0e

Brett gazdzinski wrote:

>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
>receiver.
>
>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.
>
>Brett
>N2DTS
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
>[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Brian Carling
>Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2004 11:57 AM
>To: Discussion of AM Radio
>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
>>N2DTS
>>    
>>
>
>Brett - is this the same thing as the DC Electronics one?
>Or who makes it?
>
>Where do we get one?
>
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