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Topic # 6994 10-Mar-2006 14:56
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Im just wondering if anyone here has used one of the Dick Smiths USB FM Audio Transmitters (Cat no XH1927). I'm looking to add one to my system mainly for use when im walking around listening to music or at night. (To use through my phones FM radio and <:P> modified headset). Does anyopne know the proven range or even if its worth it?

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  Reply # 30451 10-Mar-2006 16:08
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JAMMAN2110: Im just wondering if anyone here has used one of the Dick Smiths USB FM Audio Transmitters (Cat no XH1927). I'm looking to add one to my system mainly for use when im walking around listening to music or at night. (To use through my phones FM radio and <:P> modified headset). Does anyopne know the proven range or even if its worth it?


I've got one here - it's a cool toy but range is limited due to tx power, in my house here it's probably 5m to a portable radio but I can pick it up easily about 10m away at the other side of the house from a stereo with some ribbon cable as an FM aerial.

The unit just installs a USB Wave Driver so can be used by any application, I actually had my server automatically start a stream every morning and my stereo automatically switched on to a few of my favourite foreign radio stations.

Just be aware that that the radio has (from memory) 4 different TX channels around the 107Mhz freq - several of these channels are now used in Wgtn so if you have got a higher power station transmitting on that freq or close you may suffer some problems.



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  Reply # 30456 10-Mar-2006 17:34
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sbiddle:
I've got one here - it's a cool toy but range is limited due to tx power, in my house here it's probably 5m to a portable radio but I can pick it up easily about 10m away at the other side of the house from a stereo with some ribbon cable as an FM aerial.


Just wondering, have you ever opened it up or can you tell me if the case just screws shut?
...Antenna Modification could be fun too...
Thanks JAMMAN2110



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  Reply # 30565 12-Mar-2006 19:34
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wow these things are awesome, volume at 85% and i walked into my fence and it was still going awesome and strong. the Blue light is nice. I recommend these to people who want something to do what they do. Oneday (damn warrantys) i'll mod it and put an audio input jack on it.
Anywho, great buy at a good price ... little annoying that the neighbours could pick it up if they wanted to though.

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Reply # 30572 13-Mar-2006 08:00
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Hmmmm.... encrypted FM audio transmissions perhaps

Now -that- will void your warranty




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  Reply # 30631 13-Mar-2006 17:57
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Not that theres anything wrong with a voided warranty ... Can you set up a normal radio to decrypt on a specific channel without much expense? ;)

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  Reply # 30634 13-Mar-2006 18:41
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JAMMAN2110: wow these things are awesome, volume at 85% and i walked into my fence and it was still going awesome and strong. the Blue light is nice. I recommend these to people who want something to do what they do. Oneday (damn warrantys) i'll mod it and put an audio input jack on it.
Anywho, great buy at a good price ... little annoying that the neighbours could pick it up if they wanted to though.


What's the point of an audio input jack? The whole idea is to make it a PC Audio transmitter - you can already buy an FM transmitter with RCA inputs for a lot less.


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  Reply # 30644 13-Mar-2006 21:38
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It looks like a playstation2,,, correct me if i'm wrong! I thought it was WiFi for a PS2 when I saw it the other day!

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It looks like a playstation2,,, correct me if i'm wrong! I thought it was WiFi for a PS2 when I saw it the other day!



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  Reply # 30680 14-Mar-2006 08:58
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sbiddle:
JAMMAN2110: wow these things are awesome, volume at 85% and i walked into my fence and it was still going awesome and strong. the Blue light is nice. I recommend these to people who want something to do what they do. Oneday (damn warrantys) i'll mod it and put an audio input jack on it.
Anywho, great buy at a good price ... little annoying that the neighbours could pick it up if they wanted to though.


What's the point of an audio input jack? The whole idea is to make it a PC Audio transmitter - you can already buy an FM transmitter with RCA inputs for a lot less.


The point bean "Why Not!" :-P I like to have as many uses for everything that I can...
So, it can be used as a "USB FM Transmitter" and with the addition of a extra battery (maybe a 5v rechargeable one that will fit inside ... ) I can hook it into my phone, iPods, some of the cooler PDAs... btw I didnt pay for it a gift voucher did... If they didnt want me to modify things they wouldnt let me spend there money on them...

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