View Full Version : FM10A Bang On For Me!!
I just wanted to drop a note to say how pleased my wife and I are with our FM10A! It was a very easy assembly, and even with the Ramsey case and whip, we get GREAT sound and coverage thoughout our entire house and yard!
I specifically bought this kit so that my wife and I could listen to German radio on the Internet via our Walkmans while we work in the yard... We have really great sound no matter were we are in our yard, and that is with unit indoors, and the supplied whip!
We could not be happier!! Smashing little unit!! :D
10-28-2002, 09:50 PM
now you can think about more: stablity
FM25B will do the job
and the frequency setup is a lot easier, and stable (no drift even under temprature variations)
the semi-kit has surface-mount parts pre-installed, that make assembly a lot easier
10-29-2002, 05:40 AM
Why bother making another kit if the FM10a works fine for them around the yard and house. ?
10-29-2002, 06:50 AM
for backup purpose...
I've suffered frequency drift on old school transmitter
now with FM25B and FM100B, I appreciate the stablity, and less hum/hiss than BA1404 based (FM10A/MP3FM, and old transmitter) ;)
but if they are happy with FM10a, keep it
[ October 29, 2002: Message edited by: Matt Tsui ]
Hello Everyone again!
Thank you for the advice on my FM10A! After reading a bit from the this forum, it seems that the most common complaint for the FM10A is frequency drifting... Although I have not had that problem yet (my unit is still new), I went ahead and created a solution just in case!
What I did was to drill a hole in the top of the case, fashioned a post to fit into the frequency coil, and topped it off with a knob on the outside of the case! Now I can very easily adjust the frequency before each use without having to take the unit apart!
I hope this idea helps someone else!
10-31-2002, 12:10 AM
wish people would modify more of Ramsey`s
11-03-2002, 01:51 AM
cheap stability tricks 1. keep the ramsey stable, as if keep it somewhere where it will not be doing a lot of moving around.
2. since this has a whip antenna directly off the unit, instability due to antenna changes are not very possible 3. Let the Ramsey "Warm Up", this is, turn the unit on and wait about 15 min before doing the final tuning 4. Keep room temperature constant, a + - 5 degree temperature change can move your ramsey onto another station! 5. use a REGULATED power supply, no Wall Warts! (like the supplied ones for the fm-10 and other kits) a regulated power supply will provide clean hum-free power without any spikes that might make your transmitter drift or sound bad - if battery power is a must, use rechargables, when they go dead - the drift will be fast and quick while the carrier goes away - a 9.6v or 7.2v rechargable used in RC cars are a good source of rechargable power a battery usually lasted about 3-4 days with continuous use.
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