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Subject: Re: FM transmitters
From: Stu Engelke (engineer_at_nycradio.com)
Check out Ramsey Electronics.
At 07:08 PM 6/2/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>I got one from radio shack for 30 bucks or something like that and it is a
>piece of junk.
>None of the frequencies are open in my area.
>And the signal is weak, takes 2 double A batteries.
>I would prefer one with a dial frequency changer, and that plugs into the
>lighter plug for constant power.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard Klein" <rich_at_richardklein.org>
>To: "Gary" <flgants_at_earthlink.net>; "Rockbox development"
>Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 6:09 PM
>Subject: Re: FM transmitters
> > What is the best FM transmitter you have tried for the car? I bought a
>$25 panasonic, but it didnt work well at all, so I took it back.
> > Gary
>I got two different ones off ebay: some brand I've never heard of (I
>forgot the name) and a Belkin.
>There are two differences:
>-The Belkin looks nicer (IMO)
>-The power button on the Belkin is smaller and harder to push by
>accident. I killed a pair of batteries in the off-brand unit the first
>day by accidentally turning the power on.
>Other than that, they were essentially identical:
>-Both take 2 AAA batteries
>-Both offer the same choice of 4 frequencies
>-Both run about the same amount of time on a pair of batteries (about 2
>weeks of commuting, whatever that works out to)
>-Both have essentially the same signal strength (weak)
>-Both have the same, generally poor, audio quality. Strangely, they
>actually sound okay once in a while, but it's not due to signal or
>I'm not an audiophile and don't think I have a particularly discerning
>ear, but I've been disappointed with the sound quality of the FM
>transmitters. Still, I use them. I suppose they're worth $5 or so.
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