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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    I'll have to get the to send me the info unless you have it to post.

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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    It sort of looks like a hack. The line in pigtail comes out a vent hole near the antenna connector.

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    I'm not impressed with the stock range. With the included antenna installed and in my bedroom, it wouldn't reach my car in the driveway. I moved it closer to test and it sounds good and the RDS works great.

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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    Quote Originally Posted by timon View Post
    I'll have to get the to send me the info unless you have it to post.
    What info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlevings View Post
    I'm not impressed with the stock range. With the included antenna installed and in my bedroom, it wouldn't reach my car in the driveway. I moved it closer to test and it sounds good and the RDS works great.
    The included antenna is not meant for long range broadcasting. You're best off to make an inexpensive dipole.

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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    If its a hack, I'd like to understand how it's done.

    Turn up the power your transmitting with and move your stock antenna to higher ground and it will improve your range if you don't don't connect to a dipole

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjetzer View Post
    The included antenna is not meant for long range broadcasting. You're best off to make an inexpensive dipole.
    I am going to have to make one. Just got mine today. Great sound, but range is lacking. I had it on stock antenna in my den at the front of the house, and I picked up the signal in my living room at the back, no problem. I went to my car n the driveway, just outside my den window, and it had some static. I am sure if I put the antenna outside and higher up it might be a bit better. But an inexpensive dipole is what I will need to do. So far, great little transmitter!
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    For the price ... not evene getting just outside your window would NEVER cut it for me . I bought one of those Jap ones from EBAY and am LOVING it . Great clarity , good distance and not needing RDS , but , RDS never was in the picture anyway for me . ( people are too busy watching the blinky flashy to pay attention to what their FM radio is displaying - IMO )
    Just wondering what makes this a
    great little transmitter!
    if you can only get down the hall inside your house ?

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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    So one question that has not come up in this thread so far: Does this transmitter use the same BH1415 chip as the FM02? And if so, is an appropriate pilot level capacitor between pin 19 and ground or not per the wiki:

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...Advanced_Users

    If the BH1415 is not used in the V-FMT212R, does this transmitter have the same issue?

    Also over what range can the output transmitter power be programmed and does the upper limit potentially graze / exceed FCC limits for a typical Dirk dipole?

    (Currently debating which transmitter to buy as a backup, this or another FM02.)

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    Default Re: VAST all in one V-FMT212R FM Transmitter with RDS

    great little transmitter... all in one unit, pre built and ready to go. Like I said, the antenna was IN the house, not outside. I am sure it would be fine outside. I had it right beside my computer and low. I do not see a need to transmit 2, or even 3 blocks or more away. 200 feet is more than I need for anyone in their car to hear and see the display. Besides, I got a great deal on it.
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