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    Default FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    With the recent covid issue, it became clear to me and others that there is still not an affordable LPFM (low power FM) transmitter available here in the North America.

    In the past the VAST FM-01 and FM-02 transmitters were generally available with a price under $30.

    So..... I have found some more FM-01's and would like to see if there is interest in them.

    I have personally used an FM-01 for my show for years. It's a workhorse tank in my opinion. I think I paid $15 for it.
    It has decent stereo quality with PLL tuning.
    The FM-02 is basically the same transmitter only it was broken up into two boards while the FM-01 is a single board.

    The FM-01 is rated at 15mW output when fed a 12V input.
    I expect the cost to be $20 for the FM-01.

    We can discuss if there are any other 'bits' I should include like a 12V voltage regulator, etc...

    So.... if interested, please post your interest in this thread.. If you can't post, PM me your interest.

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    Last edited by ukewarrior; 04-23-2020 at 09:11 AM.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    and...if I am not mistaken, there are some files floating around here for a 3D printed case as well.
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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    Can I ask a stupid question: how is the sound quality compared to, say, the $10 eBay special that many of us are using? I, for one, would be willing to pay $20 (or even a little more) to have another transmitter available. Count me as an interested party.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    I would say the sound quality is at least as good as those.
    Its a bit of a subjective subject as you can imagine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stormyblade View Post
    Can I ask a stupid question: how is the sound quality compared to, say, the $10 eBay special that many of us are using? I, for one, would be willing to pay $20 (or even a little more) to have another transmitter available. Count me as an interested party.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormyblade View Post
    Can I ask a stupid question: how is the sound quality compared to, say, the $10 eBay special that many of us are using?
    These are not that good, mostly because they bleed all over the place. There is an old thread on here that shows the bleed over.

    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    I don't know if they are NOS or new.
    But, the FM01 and FM02 were clearly sub-assemblies for a finished product and we we able to reap the benefits as both units have a DIY aspect to them.
    So these may be the overruns of a batch someone else had ordered for a finished product.
    When these are gone, the availability may go away again.
    Thanks for that. Didn't know there was a finished product.
    That's a feature not a bug.
    There's no charge for that.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    I will keep the thread open until this weekend and then move to the next stage.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    I'm In.
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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    I'm interested

    No harm having a spare
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    I'm in. I've got a FM-02, and would like to have the single board version.

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    Default Re: FM-01 FM Transmitter Interest Thread

    Been using this for few years now
    How different is that as I probably could use a back up ? So Id say Im interested


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