[AMRadio] FM transmitter

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Thu Mar 2 19:10:47 EST 2006


Edit that to fit the browser.

That is the one I have, its just like a broadcast station, with
a good antenna, the range is very good.
For some reason, mine came with a very large heat sink, maybe the new
models are more efficient.

I have it set up so the transmitter comes on when I power up the shack.
I love old buzzard round tables as I can go make tea, smoke, use the can,
sweep out the garage, etc, all while listening till its my turn.

I made a 1/4 wave dipole out of a PL259 and coat hangers, and stuck it on
my vent pipe on the roof.
I never checked the range, its on 90.4 MHz.
A good antenna would likely get me in trouble.

4 watts and a good antenna would likely go many miles.

The ramsy ones are good for a few hundred feet tops and sound poor.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Donald Chester
> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 5:40 PM
> To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: [AMRadio] FM transmitter
> >>Hope they don't measure the FM broadcast transmitter I have,
> >>so I can listen while doing stuff around the house and yard
> >>with a walkman, its over a watt I think...
> What kind of FM transmitter do you use?  I have been looking 
> for something 
> so I can use to feed streaming audio from my desktop computer 
> to all the FM 
> radios on my property, so I don't have to sit in front of the 
> computer to 
> listen.
> I ordered one of the little FM stereo xmtrs from C Crane.  It 
> had good 
> synthesised frequency stability, but the audio was distorted 
> and it had a 
> range of about 35 feet.  I need good solid coverage within a 
> radius of at 
> least 100 feet.  I had intended to experiment with an 
> external antenna with 
> the thing, but it crapped out before I could do that.  They  
> refunded my 
> money.
> I think Ramsey sells kits, but I have heard they are pieces of crap.
> Don
> k4kyv
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