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Yes I remember the kits as a kid and getting other people to help me with putting one together since I don’t see well. It also gives a person a basic understanding of how to read a schematic diagram. You’ll be surprised now a days folks passing collage classes on how to repair computers, but they can’t read a schematic diagram. My stepson who took corses at Granthem can’t read a schematic diagram and build a FM Transmitter. I told him before I got mine Hey I have a project for you I’m gonna have you build me a Ramsey FM Transmitter and I’m gonna buy it. I tried to pull up some schematics and he had no clue. I even said Hey I’m gonna buy a Belkin and have you modify it with the speaker wire so I can actually transmit. Even showed him the video on Youtube. He still didn’t know if he could do it. I told him that I don’t know who his electronics teacher was but you should know how to mod the Belkin for if I were sighted I could do it.
Kids now days aren’t as responsible as they were in my day. However some are. I saw on Youtube a kid with the Sainsonic AX-05B and he actually knew how to not over modulate it. He probably was 12-13 at best. Very surprising to me. His Dad must have taught him well. I also seen one who had one and was talking about games but he knew his was not certified. This was when it had the BNC connector and before it was revised. He too was very good about telling others Don’t Turn the volume past the screw on the left corner and keep your computer at 50% or just below it and you won’t over modulate it. I can tell when I over modulate mine. the S words will Hiss on the side while the mono voice in the center does not. I lower the modulation and the SSS sound is gone. Some punk would not care and God knows. Yes the newer units do have some over modulation protection, but you still have to use common sense when you operate it. You can still overmodulate the AX-05B you have to be careful with it. If you are careful it sounds very professional and does not cause havoc. Mabe I’d start a child with a Belkin (unmodified) Tunecast and teach hom how to first not overmodulate it. Then give him maybe a C. Crane. It only goes 30-50 feet at best without the mod. Then if he’s good I’d graduate him to the Whole House, Ramsey or SainSonic AX-05B. the more powerful ones you should not give them right away. I do have to say though tht the father of both children has taught them well.