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Old 04-03-2012, 12:01 PM
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Default Need a FM transmitter that is NOT for use in a car

I'm looking for the best FM transmitter that I can get on Amazon.com (b/c of gift cards) and it must be standalone (i.e. not one that plugs in to the cigarette lighter). Basically, something like this except for my Sansa Clip+.


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Old 04-05-2012, 02:29 AM
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Interesting. I wonder how far the signal will be received decently.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:43 AM
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If it's not for car use, why fm transmitter? Could it be a different tech? I've seen bluetooth wireless connections for mp3 players back to your amp. Maybe if you give more info it could help members make suggestions. BTW I've found fm transmitters generally suck but then again I live near 3 cities and there's lot's of transmission in the air. IMO there's nothing as good as a hard wired solution.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:56 PM
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An FM transmitter would be great for example if a musician wants to transmit his own music to a gym class . Most mp3 players have an FM tuner, but not a blutooth receiver.
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Guy on our block has an Yagi-Uda in his backyard. Wonder whether that can be used for transmitting purposes.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:38 PM
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I used a 100mw Veronica transmitter for years without a problem, then I upgraded to 1 watt and Ofcom came calling and confiscated it.

http://www.aareff.com/en/100mw-fm-transmitter.htm

http://www.aareff.com/

http://www.veronica-kits.co.uk/

Edit: Sorry, I doubt you could get these on Amazon, I should have paid more attention to what you wrote.

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Old 04-06-2012, 02:31 AM
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Maybe this thread can give you some help

http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48967
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Interesting. I wonder how far the signal will be received decently.
Does not need to be far at ALL. No more than 6-8 feet.

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If it's not for car use, why fm transmitter? Could it be a different tech? I've seen bluetooth wireless connections for mp3 players back to your amp. Maybe if you give more info it could help members make suggestions. BTW I've found fm transmitters generally suck but then again I live near 3 cities and there's lot's of transmission in the air. IMO there's nothing as good as a hard wired solution.
Because the boat I will be using it on only has FM radio with no line-in available.
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Only 6-8 feet? Oh well. I thought maybe it could get to 30 feet. Perhaps for 30-60 feet then, someone might need a professional mic system.
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Bump for help.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:19 AM
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Check these out....

http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-Transm...7098622&sr=8-7

http://www.amazon.com/Autoscan-Trans...098622&sr=8-14
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Only 6-8 feet? Oh well. I thought maybe it could get to 30 feet. Perhaps for 30-60 feet then, someone might need a professional mic system.
I believe the range of FM transmitters are purposely limited due to FCC regulations.
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At one time I looked around for a good quality FM transmitter that I could use in my house. All of the ones that might sound decent, well at least as good as the awful FM stations, were expensive.

You can buy any of the auto FM xmitters that have an external battery pack. I bought two packs that each hold two D cells, wired them so that the voltage stayed the same but increased the current storage and then soldered them so that they replaced the two AA batteries. Or, you could just use DC adapter wired into your boat's 12V DC

If you experience ingression from commercial broads cast while out on your boat, try putting the xmitter in a seal plastic bag and place it as close as possible to your FM antenna. While out riding my mc I just start my MP3 and let her run one of my play lists.

I never tried to find out how those FM units get the FM signal out. Maybe they use the wire from the battery pack, DC adapter as the antenna? If so you can try wrapping that wire around your FM antenna. Even if that makes the signal too strong you won't hurt your FM radio.


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