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I just bought a C Crane transmitter to give to my cousin so she could stream WNIU’s online classical programs to FM radios in her home, which is not very big. Before taking the unit to her house, I decided to give it a quick test here. To my dismay, I could not even get a usable signal at 25 feet, and this was using a fairly sensitive portable FM radio (Grundig G8) on a reasonably clear frequency. Results were even worse with my GE Superadio III!
The signal from these things is so wimpy that they’re essentially unusable even to transmit inside your own home! I tried attaching a clip lead to the unit’s antenna, but that didn’t make enough of an improvement to be worthwhile. Reception is actually fairly noisy at 10 feet! This is a a real disappointment! Maybe I will have to set up an SSTRAN at her house, but I don’t know if she has any AM radios that are good enough for classical music listening.