An FM Broadcast Transmitter for Your Shack

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  1. KZ9U

    KZ9U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Its rather funny.. Because the last two days when I get in my truck leaving work, the song on the radio is by Rush.. I wonder if the power trio is investing in Michigan stations now...
     
  2. KC0KBH

    KC0KBH Ham Member QRZ Page

    What songs were they?
     
  3. KZ9U

    KZ9U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Working Man the first day... Limelight the second day.. Ok songs I guess...
     
  4. AL2F

    AL2F Ham Member QRZ Page

    I built the fm stereo transmitter kit from LKG industries, cost me 30 bucks. changed a few things to make it more stable, with out a PLL. Covers the whole town with just a Copper pipe j-pole. But its a real little town, should cover your house, yard, block.

    Rush rocks
     
  5. KC0KBH

    KC0KBH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree. I do not have any CD's though. I just have LPs.
     
  6. W9AFB

    W9AFB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ever listen to 97.9 WLUP? They play a lot of Rush.
     
  7. KC0KBH

    KC0KBH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Huh? I like 92.5 KQRS. Great morning show, too.
     
  8. WA4BRL

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    Actually, there are many good uses for an FM (and AM) transmitters.

    "Broadcasting" music within a shielded building. We could get NO radio reception in the office building I used to work at, so our engineering group pooled some bucks to buy a CD/cassette player and a Stereo FM XMTR kit. Each of us had our own radios at our desks with volume turned soft and low. We took turns feeding tunes into the player. Surprizingly, no one flamed anyone else's tastes in music (and we had some eclectic ones!) We just got along and expanded our range of experience. That's where I learned of and got into "They Might Be Giants".

    Feed TV audio into an FM XMTR and use a headphone radio to receive while working out on your treadmill, etc. You don't have to crank up the TV volume and chace everyone else out of the house.

    On a different tack, I us an AM XMTR kit to send tunes to a vintage portable radio displayed with my '65 Mustang at cruise-ins and other casual car shows. I recreated a 1965 "top-30's radio broadcast" on an mp3 CD complete with announcers and commercials from the time. The blanket, picnic basket, Coke bottles, etc. all do their part, but those sounds coming out of the real radio put the whole display over the top.

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    P.S.: That photo was taken in a high school parking lot (fundraising car show). I "Photoshop'ed in" the beach!
     
  9. KC0KBH

    KC0KBH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, I believe I can see a little asphalt.
     
  10. W6TMI

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    That sounds kind of cool, do you still have that (mp3) around?
     
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