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    Hey guys, long time....
    I'm curious what people are using these days for their fm transmitters. I've been using a Vastelec FM-02 but I may or may not have accidently reversed the polarity on the power supply and let the smoke out....hahaha....oops.

    Anyway, I do have an old transmitter to get me started this year, I'm just wondering if there is a current replacement for the FM-02 that people like.
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    https://ebay.to/3nD0US3
    Check this one out, its crazy cheap but it actually works extremely well. I used one all season without any problems. You just need to solder 75cm of wire where it says ant.

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    ran similar one this year, not perfectly clear, but it works good
    http://www.vixenlights.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Vixen3-Logo-435x165White-300x107.png

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    I've used the same one as mentioned above for 3 years now with no issues. You can still hear it almost a half mile away. The only thing I recommend is putting an RF choke on the audio cable that goes into the device.

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    I use the same one, no issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomaker View Post
    https://ebay.to/3nD0US3
    Check this one out, its crazy cheap but it actually works extremely well. I used one all season without any problems. You just need to solder 75cm of wire where it says ant.
    Do we have instruction how to?

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    I decided on a Signtek transmitter and the Soundblaster Play 3. We had the best sounding audio we've ever had and now have no need to hang a dipole antenna. One less thing to do next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thangkhungdien View Post
    Do we have instruction how to?
    The only "how to" is to solder in a small piece of wire into the hole marked "ANT" located on the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thangkhungdien View Post
    Do we have instruction how to?
    There is an xEssentials video about audio that talks about a lot of the details.

    Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvXwvo5_Gbc

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    Been using a Signtek transmitter since 2016 without issue (purchased for (49.99). Just bought a backup unit last week for $68 while on sale with coupon.. They were going for well over $100 late last year. What is your criteria for 'cheap' ?
    Last edited by kev; 01-14-2021 at 12:35 PM.
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