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Discussion in 'Music, Playlists & Broadcasting' started by Noel Richards, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Noel Richards

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    Hi
    Not to be the pain here, but just be careful with powerful transmitters. You'll need a permit from ACMA if it's above a certain output ( I think it's currently 10 micro watts) and they aren't cheap permits. I know others risk it, but I'm risk averse so don't risk it myself.
     
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    Noel, I did a of comparison video of similar FM transmitters if your are interested (Not a technical review, more of do they work as expected etc video)

    I ended up using the EDM one, but lots have also used the CZE type

    Like cass2008 just be aware of the legal requirements with FM transmitters.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7MKqJODbR4&t=3s
     
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    I watched these videos just recently, they were very informative.
     
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    I've got the cheapest module transmitter (First one in the video) and it works perfectly fine, i'm able to go around 30m away. I soldered a 75cm length of coax cable (cheap dollar store tv aerial cable). Just be aware of were you place the device, it didn't work well for me in a windows because of the metal frame.
     
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    Mate don't want a powerful 1 happy for around 100 metres at the most.
     
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    you'll likely find 100m transmitter may still get you in trouble if someone complains. why do they have to make it so hard for us hobbyists in Aus!
     
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    I see a lot of expensive/powerful transmitters being used on here.
    Xmas just been was my first year at pixels. FM transmitter was one of the last items on my list.
    It ended up i was too late for any new purchases to arrive on time via mail so in my hunt around the shed i found my old 12v cigarette lighter fm transmitter i used for my IPod (remember those?) to play through my car stereo - Before the times of bluetooth, USB and AUX. jacks in car stereos.

    I have no issue with this type of transmitter when playing my show, i placed it next to my main controller box under the front veranda. I could drive 50-100m past each side of my house (house is 8m from the road) before the signal faded away. By memory it cost me $8?
    Just a thought for those who are budgeting. 20190108_165424.jpg
     

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