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    Default Home FM transmitter

    I ran across an old stereo FM transmitter the other day which I put a decent size antenna on and hooked up to my stereo. This is pretty cool. As I'm working around the outside of the house, in the basement or garage I tune my boom box to the correct station and listen to whatever is playing on my system. I was surprised at its range, its everywhere on my property. I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I like it!
    Until the FCC knocks on the door. Seen any grey vans with funky looking antennae on top driving around the neighborhood? Maybe they like your music too.

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    I run wireless headphones all the time from my main system, and they cover the whole house and garden area....lots better than a boom-box.

    Sennheiser makes an excellent line of wireless headphones that use "Kleer" digital technology which sounds like wired headphones.

    In fact used in conjunction with a squeezebox system you can control what you listen to as well, with an RF remote or SmartPhone.

    With all the wireless devices in the average home I hardly think one will get any knocks from the FCC.
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    Another thing the internet has sent to the wayside ........ pirate radio stations. We used to have a couple in central IA that were run by students at Drake University and Iowa State. You had to know what personal ad to read in the paper and how to decode it to know when they were broadcasting and on what frequency. It was fun. And since it was fun it's naturally all sorts of wrong.
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    I figure the neighbors can tune in on concert night.
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    Just to ad to this a little bit ,my Yamaha rx-v665 does everything pretty well1.loudness when needed ok but their vol. scale is rediculous.2.for movies and t.v.it works great and w/ my Klipspsh's they do sound great.3.zone 2 used many times and also sounded great until I went to a full 2-ch rig. now for the really bad ,it does get hot and maybe to hot or my liking and on occassion has clipped.5. by far the most enoying thing about the avr is the radio recption or lack of it. I live within the limits of most all NY. stations so I would assume or expect some much better listening pleasure. Yes I 've heard of all kinds of antennas but this string antenna that comes w/ this is a freaking joke.On the rear of thr RX-V665 is a threaded female f-connector type post to where you take their super duper piece of crap string push it on and then hope something comes in. For the most part it's not all bad I'm shure most of you dudes who can't have a pole t type antenna then you gots what you got.I've been going mostly I-NET radio and between the recption and the choices out ther this is the way to go.I ran some heavy duty RCA cables from my puter back to the Yammah and since the humm is gone the recption is like being at the studio it'self.Steamings' the way to go. Yes I'm a little behind the times but I will there some day.

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    I put up an fm antenna for a friend but when I got home I noticed my speakers were a little too bright so I changed the wires and bought some LED lights for the kitchen. Now it will be a little harder to see grime buildup on the wooden floor but if I mop it I can maybe use floor polish instead of re-doing my deck stairs next summer. When summer comes I often notice the speakers are warmer sounding so maybe I'll mop the floor before I turn on the LEDs but by that time the speakers may sound a little warmer anyway, not sure. If all that pans out maybe I can switch back to my old cables when I play the cassette player but only for classic rock stuff, maybe jazz on the turntable. In any case does anyone know if I do the deck stairs next summer will I still be able to pay more principle on my house payment and still be able to pick up a good signal out in the back yard? Any opinion?
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    ^^^ Dude, you just hit that one outta da park!
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