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    Default Re: What is a current cheapish transmitter that supports RDS?

    I might have to pickup this board and try it out. Are you using the included wire antenna and how good is the range & quality?

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    Default Re: What is a current cheapish transmitter that supports RDS?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtrpop View Post
    I might have to pickup this board and try it out. Are you using the included wire antenna and how good is the range & quality?
    I'm using the included wire antenna. For the range, it has a configurable power output from 88 to 120 and I'm running at 111 dBuV. That gets me 5-6 houses in either direction with great quality. The RDS picks up within 3 houses, but that's just a nice to have.

    It might take some tinkering to get it working well, but for $20 it wasn't a bad deal.
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    Default Re: What is a current cheapish transmitter that supports RDS?

    I bought one of these last year: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DSP-PLL-87-...qEq-:rk:6:pf:0 and it works just fine. Set my FPP volume output to 70 and everything is very clear. I don't even have the correct length for my antenna and I was able to receive the signal from over 1/2 mile away from my house (I tested this just last week in my car). I would like to add RDS capability to my display but this little baby is a great deal for about $10.

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    Default Re: What is a current cheapish transmitter that supports RDS?

    I get mine this week and will play with it on a spare Pi. I don't want to introduce any possible issues into my main show. If a reliable option with good audio quality, I'll use it next year. The only RDS device I have is my MS Zune (ok, done laughing?), but I'm sure newer cars have this feature.

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