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EDM LCD FM Transmitter group buy

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Wow, this is going to be a heck of list.

If you later decide your NOT interested, also post here, so I don't send to you.

Thanks,
Scott / taybrynn

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Scott, I've been using my Ramsey FM25 for three years with great success. But reading a lot of the posts tells me I should have a spare, just in case. So put me on your list as a "probable." I'm interested in the assembled and tested version.

Thanks for doing this.

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The assembled & tested EDM LCD is only available from my website.
EDM does not offer an assembled transmitter option.

The RDS capable EDM LCD doesn't exist yet. It is being designed and
could be out in 2-6 months. Existing owners should be given an upgrade path from EDM.

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Just making sure my name is on the RDS capable EDM list. I think I sent a PM buyt can't remember.

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rmkrause wrote:

What is the big deal about RDS? Could someone explain. Thanks.

RDS is no big deal. It's kind of like what the Internet was in the mid 90's. It's just a fad and will never catch on.

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I tend to agree with you Gary.

My truck has RDS and I don't find myself looking at it much at all.

It could be interesting during a lightshow, however ... for those
that actually bother to look at their stereo instead of the lights.

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I tend to agree. While it is neat, it's a pretty expensive add on for a Christmas display. If I had a huge display and accompanying funds, it looks like something I would play with. However, I have neither.

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I have been talking with EDM ... and any RDS-capable EDM LCD group buy will not happen any earlier than June or July 2009.

Existing EDM LCD owners will likely be given a one-time opportunity to upgrade their PCB to a new PCB with RDS socket on it. There would be a cost associated with that swap.

In addition to the PCB-swap, you would also need to do the following to get your transmitter to become fully RDS capable:

  • obtain the Pira RDS chip (on your own or via. a group buy)
  • obtain or build cable to interconnect the transmitter RDS to the computer (
  • make a case mod to allow for the new mini-USB out of the EDM case ... some drilling and filing would be required and would not invalidate your warranty

So this upgrade opportunity would be by June or perhaps a couple months earlier.

It might be possible for a "brave" member to step up and facilitate this entire RDS upgrade (for others) and hopefully keep the fional price for the complete RDS conversion reasonable. That conversion would include the disassembly, PCB swap, case mod, cabling and Pira RDS chip group buy ... in one.

So we may need to start accumulating a list of persons interesting in the RDS upgrade (existing owners), vs. the RDS capable model (new purchases).

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Scott,



Please add me to the list of RSD EDM LCD transmitters.



Thanks. JSteiger. OKC, OK

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FYI - The "EDM Sale" link on your website is broken....

Pls ad me to the list of interested folks.

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Hi Scott,
I could not wait, ordered my transmitter today. Please take me off the list your accumulating.
Thanks
Dick

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Please take me off as well, I got 3 in the mail today. I ran my display this year using the EDM LCD with the test antenna and got a strong signal to the end of the block, more then enough for a Christmas display. But, I couldn't help myself I had to see how far I could get with a good antenna. I built a J pole antenna out of copper pipe and now I am broadcasting about a half a mile before the signal starts to break up.......EDM builds a great unit!!!!

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Hi Scott,

Just had a thought, I would be willing to take one of the turn in units (old board without RDS that is turned in). Esp if there might be a discount over the price of the kit. Not that I have any problem with soldering. But EDM would be sitting with all of this stock of old boards it might be a win, win situation for both EDM and me.

Keep this in mind if you would, otherwise I am still in for the group buy.

Max

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