I am going to try to improve the audio response of the TH 5- I know that in the past someone had posted instructions on how to do this, along with some photos and I think showing the caps that need to be changed on the TH 5 board. I have seen a few things on this but none have been very clear for example one post said to change these values…[Read more]
Need some information on how to change my logo when I post. I went into “members” and changed my picture there, it comes up each and every time I check my “profile” but when I make my posts it still shows the old “RADIO JOE” in red, logo… not sure what if I need to do something to make it show up on my posts or not.. Like I said it a…[Read more]
I listened to the improved IAM radio transmitter audio on the web link, sounded bit muffled to me, I don’t know, could been the bass boost they incorporated- I use an equalizer to kick up the bottom end on my TH transmitters, but most of the time I go back to the standard response the TH 5 gives me.
There is nothing I have built, tried, or us…[Read more]
I have two long wire ten foot antennas in the attic for two different AM broadcast band transmitters. I have one long wire ten foot antenna mounted outside of the house. Al l antennas are horizontal antennas.
The outside antenna is made from 12 gauge stranded wire and is only about 8 feet off the ground, maybe 9 in one part.…[Read more]
I thought the review was good, the person did a nice job of letting people know how things went. I thought the audio quality was good! the hum he talks about thats normal, I have it here on all my AM transmtters, has to do with house wiring and the rf mixing with line current in the house wiring. I might have t add this transmitter to my…[Read more]
Has anyone built the Vectronics VEC 1290 K AM transmitter?
This Vectronics VEC 1290 kit a simple low cost LC no PLL transmitter and looks good. I am Just wondering how stable it is as far as holding frequency and also audio quality. I checked the schematic and there is not much out of the norm for small transmitters like this, and it has to be…[Read more]
All you need to do to tune with out the auto tune feature is select on the back the external antenna setting.
After doing that connect to the external antenna connector (F59) center pin a short lead going into a loading coil
For a fast loading coil, what works good is a ferrite loop stick antenna (adjustable) the kind found in crystal…[Read more]
All is interesting! I had an uncle who gave me a old radio I think it was from a DeSoto, I connected it up to a storage battery in my parents basement at the time, I was about 14 years old. I remember the songs I heard on it, that was in 1960.
Like the rest of you, I learned a lot from that radio. I don’t have it anymore, not sure what I ever did…[Read more]
your doing it right, jsut try one picture as a test make sure it dosnt exceed the 512 per post, it takes a few seconds to send, just try one to test, if the picture is too big it will say that on the posted message just like mine did.. When you click on add anohter it is supose to go to browse again, jsut select the next pictrure but try just one…[Read more]
Go to the bottom of the box where you post your “post” notch down a bit till ou see the box “attachments” Then click on “choose file” I always move the picture to the desktop I want to make an attachment out of just to make it easier to find it. But normally all your locations show up in the search box and you have to look to see where you store…[Read more]
I can relate to the posts as far as older radio sound, now people walk around looking at a smart phone and they think that’s something. When i was 17 I had my car, the car radio had a 6X9 speaker in the dash, sounded like a jukebox and it was AM only too,…that radio was my connection to the world, and my best friend on top of it. Kids today w…[Read more]
Well, far as materials, and how I went about it, that setup was built up as I went along and added equipment, so it was a build as you go process. If I had a choice I would put it in some kind of cabinet that you could get at the back of, right now if you have a bad connection on the bottom some place you have to almost pull all the stuff out …[Read more]
I forgot to mention, (you get old you forget!) the antennas for the FM transmitters are in the attic of my home. I also should mention there are actually 4 FM transmitters in the cabinet If you look towards the upper left hand corner you can see and “official’ painted rod antenna. This FM transmitter is just a inside the house one which has a…[Read more]
One of my installations:
I want to share with the other members of the group one of my “installations” at my home; this one located in my work shop.
In this arrangement are Three FM stereo transmitters and one TH5 AM transmitter. I can run audio from a nearby computer or use the car stereos you see as an audio source.
The car stereos have USB…[Read more]
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