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Antenna for FM Transmitter
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Antenna for FM Transmitter

by aryajur on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:43 pm

Hi,
I needed some help to design and construct a proper antenna for the FM transmitter. Can anybody help me with this or provide me with some links. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Antenna for FM Transmitter

by DarkStar on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:51 pm

Nothing beats "The Antenna Book" from the ARRL.

http://www.arrl.org/catalog/?item=9876

However, for a basic low power transmitter, usually a few feet of wire will work just fine...
--Chris ^_^
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Re: Antenna for FM Transmitter

by Richwest on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:54 am

I made a simple FM antenna for my Sirius Satellite radio car kit's FM transmitter, and now the sound quality is excellent.
The length of the antenna is not critical. I have listed the optimum length for 88.5 MHz, but your car's external FM antenna uses one length to cover the whole FM band because there is not a large penalty for being off slightly in the length. Similarly, the antenna wires don't have to be kept perfectly straight. I tucked mine into the seam along the top of my dashboard so that it's mostly out of sight.
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