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FM Transmitter - Which one is best?

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Richard, I have no problem with you sharing information elsewhere.

I believe you can read these forums as non-member, you just can't post.

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My 2 Cents worth. The EDM is an excellent transmitter and someday I'll get a proper Antenna for it and have super reception!
But the sound quality of the EDM far surpasses any that I have heard!

-Evan

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taybrynn wrote:


I still haven't heard if there will be a group buy or not this year, but if EDM offers it, I will host again. If they don't, I may buy some (as I did late last year) and offer it to members along with a cable & antenna as a kit for a modest mark-up.

These transmitters are excellent ... and its true that a longer and higher-quality cable can help reduce that buzz you sometimes hear when located next to electronic devices.

Scott


Scott:



If you do hear of a group by please let me know. I was just readin on the EDM website that the only hold up on the RDS units are the enclosures haven't arived yet.



Thanks

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also on the buzz ,i found out not to use the power speaker on my pc. for the output for the transmitter, cuz you do get a bad buzz, just my two cents , thanks

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I use the V6000. I havnt used it with lor yet, but i tested it out and it has an excellent range and comes with a lot of accessories.

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hi got a HLLY 5w transmitter.and it's awsome ,it has a great range .to good at times,lol, bought it on ebay

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may i ask where do you get the lor32 channel and how many lights at the bottom of your messages ? i can't find them anywhere

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Go over to Planet Christmas! Chuck has a signature generator that you can link to your profile here. All the instructions you need will be there!

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thedementedelf wrote:

Joey Monsko wrote:
I use the Mobile Black Box

What do you think of it and which model


Check out my post at http://lightorama.mywowbb.com/forum80/19183.html

regarding the Mobile Black Box Eclipse 4000.

I beleive it it the only MBB that broacasts in stereo.

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The EDM units are in stereo. I really enjoy the simplicity of mine. If I should ever need to change a channel it is as simple as pushing the up or down button. No charts or dip switches, ect. It has been a very robust little unit and has given me no problems whatsoever. I really debated on spending the little bit more money on the unit but now that I have it I am glad I spent the money for it.



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I love my EDM. I used shield Mini to RCA cables, A quad shielded coax cable to the ruff and made a Dipole. NO hum on high or low setting. This things rocks. I got 3/4 a mile away on the 100mw setting. Will drop it to the 10mw. Little strong for my comfort. By far I recommend the EDM LCD to anyone. I might have to get another as a backup. The sound from this transmitter is outstanding. As far as the Dipole it cost me less then $45 including the coax cable,pvc, brass rods, paint and adapters. Ok time to go play with the transmitter some more.

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The mobile black box eclipse 4000 is a great product however you need to be careful with their warranty. Mine started having trouble about 9 months from the date of purchase (bad sound quality and took an awfully long time to pick up a frequency)so i talked to them about it and found out their warranty is only 3 months. Insane when you think others have 5 year warranties now

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friskybri wrote:

As far as the Dipole it cost me less then $45 including the coax cable,pvc, brass rods, paint and adapters.

Here's the quarter wave ground plane vertical I built with PVC, brass rods, paint, and adapters:


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Is an antenna that large really necessary? All I want is for reception to be 400-500 foot. I don't need or want to broadcast a mile away.

My black box came with an antenna, but I think it needs to be a little bigger. How do I go about making something a little bigger, just not like the above pictures?

I know it has an SMA connector, but that is about it.

Thanks, Zach

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vipzach wrote:

Is an antenna that large really necessary?

No, it's not really necessary, unless your house has a metal roof and a metal garage door, as ours does.

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Steven wrote:

vipzach wrote:
Is an antenna that large really necessary?

No, it's not really necessary, unless your house has a metal roof and a metal garage door, as ours does.

I do have a metal garage door and there is where my controller and computer are located. That is why I was thinking an antenna would help, that I could rub into the attic.

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vipzach wrote:

I do have a metal garage door and there is where my controller and computer are located. That is why I was thinking an antenna would help, that I could rub into the attic.

The attic would work best for you. Your signal would be able to get out over the metal garage door.

Since your antenna will be sheltered from the elements, the easiest choice would be a dipole made out of 12-gauge wire. There are several sites out there where you put in your frequency and it calculates the length you need. You would hang the antenna from the rafters.

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Steven wrote:

vipzach wrote:
I do have a metal garage door and there is where my controller and computer are located. That is why I was thinking an antenna would help, that I could rub into the attic.

The attic would work best for you. Your signal would be able to get out over the metal garage door.

Since your antenna will be sheltered from the elements, the easiest choice would be a dipole made out of 12-gauge wire. There are several sites out there where you put in your frequency and it calculates the length you need. You would hang the antenna from the rafters.

Thanks Steven, I will try and research it tonight when I get home from work.

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