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Wireless FM transmitters

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I'm going to buy one for the house I'm in..all the FM transmitters I see on ebay is like up to 30 meters..is that the Max the FCC allows for low power trasmitters...

Would 500 feet be pushing it, Like under $30
post #2 of 11
If you got two highly directional FM antennas and hooked one to the transmitter and one to the receiver you probably can reach 500 feet. But two good antennas will be over $100.

Ramsey Electronics has/had FM transmitter kits.

www.ramseykits.com
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
I got a cheap one on ebay..I just wanted to listen to my music while the walking to the Mail Box that's over 500 feet
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
I got this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Can this be hacked to have a antanna on it??
post #5 of 11
Wow, that's just a toy for inside your car.
I thought that you were going to get something like this:

http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/cgi...tion&key=FM25B
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Nope, I went the cheap route..
post #7 of 11
I take it you're hooking this thing into your home stereo or something?

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Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post

I got this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Can this be hacked to have a antanna on it??

The sound quality on those things always blows. I've (unfortunately) owned three of them. Good thing they were all gifts or freebies. Even with an antenna, you're looking at maybe 100 feet of usable range.

If you're just walking to get the mail, how about these?

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS-...0024266&sr=1-1

These have a range of 150 meters, which is damn close to 500 feet. Plus, you can use it around the house or whatever.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
I might just open it up & see if I could wire a VHF/UHF transformer to it & hook up an Antanna to it
post #9 of 11
The "antanna" (sic) is not the problem, it's the power of the x-mitter.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I got mine in yesterday, Goes far..

I was walking my brother dog & hooked it up to my CD Player.

How can I get how many feet I got on google maps.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by MarioMania View Post

I got mine in yesterday, Goes far..


I was walking my brother dog & hooked it up to my CD Player.


How can I get how many feet I got on google maps.

Distance measurement is a standard feature of Google Earth. Free download.
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