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Donnie Beard

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Has anyone used the TX-99A FM Transmitter from HLLY ELECTRONICS?

I’ve been looking around trying to find a Quality FM Transmitter that will produce a strong signal with no hum or static. I found this one on eBay, item # 260498961388. It appears to have decent specs w/ 7-watts of power and is priced @ $198.00. I have an RF electronics background but am new to using LOR products. What do you guys think?
Thanks, Donnie


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=260498961388&Category=4675



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This is what I'm using. I used it last season. I believe the output power is 5 Watt.

The only disadvantage I've found is the fact that you can't adjust the output power. I also purchased their pro antenna (mounted in my attic) I got about a 4 mile range.

A little bit to much! I had a complaint from someone on the other side of town that it was interfering with his satellite radio. So this year I had to buy an attenuator from JFW Industries ( $100 shipping incl.) You have to be careful about your signal strength. Here in Canada I believe it's 1W max output.

Other than that it's a great unit. Good sound and PLL for the price.

I ordered mine from there website. This is the link to the TX-99A

http://www.hllyelectronics.com/html/fm_transmitter_1_48.html

:) Darryl :)

P.S. Their customer support is a little lacking. They always replied fairly promptly but not always with the clear answers. I think it's the language barrier

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good morning

have not heard of this unit

I have, and am very happy with,

http://www.christmasincruces.com/store/fm25b.html

http://shop.christmasincruces.com/product.sc?productId=3

ramsey 25b -- bought from this site -- extremely satisfied with vendor

and support -- i do not use any remote antenae

Frank A.:)

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That is weird. Check out this unit from Mobileblackbox.com.

It looks like the same IDENTICAL product. EXACTLY.

Who is copying/stealing who?

Either or, I've very happy with my unit from mobileblackbox.com.

Works like a charm.

-=coasterbp


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coasterbp wrote:

That is weird. Check out this unit from Mobileblackbox.com.

It looks like the same IDENTICAL product. EXACTLY.

Who is copying/stealing who?

Either or, I've very happy with my unit from mobileblackbox.com.

Works like a charm.

-=coasterbp

Could just be two distributors from the same manufacturer. Not sure the transmitter market is big enough for counterfeit. Who knows when dealing with Chinese manufacturers.
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Jeff Millard wrote:

Is there a way to limit the output of these things?



Not on mine at least. :(

As i said had a complaint from a guy on the other side of town ( about 2 miles). Contacted HLLY tech support and inquired about adjusting input/output levels. There response was "you need not adjust the input" and "you adjust output via power supply voltage" :shock:

Like I said not very good tech support. That didn't seem to make any sense to me. So I bought a 6db attenuator..... An expensive fix.


Darryl

And Jeff who's box are you looking at anyway? :)
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Darryl Lambert wrote:

"you adjust output via power supply voltage" :shock:

Pretty sure they are saying that the output varies based on your supply voltage. If you supply the transmitter with 9v you'll get less output power than if you supply it with 12v.

Just curious... did they give you a range of input voltage you can use?

-Jeff
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Nothing, nada, zip, not even a manual ! The manual they directed me to online wasn't even my model. :?

Darryl

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