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Discussion in 'FM Transmitters' started by Mike, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Mike

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    I thought it may be of some help to people starting out to know what some of us are running for transmitters
    Hopefully we can get a little bit of a list going.

    The one I bought is by Hlly Electronics in China. So far it has been very reliable and has not missed a beat. Sound quality has been good. It does mono and stereo output. Quite cheap compared to other brands on the market

    http://www.hllyelectronics.com

    Please check relevant authorities on broadcast signal strength limits etc before choosing one.
     
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    ryanschristmaslights Senior Elf Administrator Generous Elf

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    The 25mW case-less transmitter from hlly is a Vastelec product, I might add! Hlly just sell it. So it may be better/worse/no different to other transmitters which hlly sell. But you can't beat that price!
     
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    I use the EDM transmitter, a rock solid performer with unsurpassed sound quality. It definetly gets my vote for a great transmitter, its more expensive than the chinese brand but then the sound quality is much better as well
     
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    Jerome This the same I have. Works a treat :) although that links not right, thats for the TV sender


    The license thing has popped up a few times. Depending on what strength transmitter you have it could be flouting the law so to speak

    I think its 50mw max strength in Australia (correct me if I am wrong) before you need a license.
    Although some run slightly bigger transmitters and have not been checked.
    I am not condoning it though, Do so at your own risk
     
  7. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Last year I purchased the 'Whole House FM Transmitter' through LOR. I have it located nice and close to the front of the house, but do have an issue with low power lines here.
    Overall, this transmitter di quite a good job, but did appear to suffer from 'Atmospheric Interferance'.
    LOR have introduced an updated version of their transmitter now, which looks like this: http://www.lightorama.com/FM-RadioTransmitters.html

    This year, I will be upgrading to the same type of transmitter that Alec is using and will hopefully broadcast with less interferance.

    There are many different transmitters out there and it is quite difficult to know which one will suit you best, so hopefully the information left by us fellow members will be beneficial.

    Cheers,
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    I have also heard of some people using the Belkin tunecast FM sender. Its made for an ipod but with a few small modifications and a decent antenna apparently works pretty good
     
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    The 25mw unit from hlly is the one i purchased last year and had no problems transmitting up to 500m from home, with a good signal upto 200m.

    Dave
     
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    What sort of antenna are you guys using with the 25mW hlly transmitter?
     
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    Im running the standard antenna it came with it (its the 50mw one I have) Its just a telescopic one.
    Im getting great range with it. About 500m without distortion and a bit more with some static before it falls away. This is stereo mode too. If I put it into mono it gets more again.
     
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    Hi all, I just wanted to peek in when I saw this post, I am tech support for Whole House FM Transmitter, if you need anything please let me know.
     
  14. Benschristmaslights

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    well if anyone wants a whole house transmitter i have one i can give them for free if they just pay the post. as they do no live up to there name
     
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    We live in a cul de sac, would it be sufficient for that? We live in a very flat area.
     

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