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Static I just purchased this transmitter...I have it plugged into the lighter, it works, but there is static, doesn't matter what radio frequency that I tune into. The radio and the transmitter are dialed into the same frequency...the music comes through loud and clear when my hand is touching the goose neck, as soon as my hand is away, the static is back. I am frustrated, I used to have a $10 transmitter that only had 4 setting 88.1 - 88.7 and it worked great...I spend $100, and it has static galore...am I doing something wrong, is there an external antennae I don't know about...I read the instructions a few times and I can't figure it out...HELP ME OBI WAN, YOU'RE MY ONLY HOPE...

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The FCC crippled FM transmitters for cars back when Sirius and XM were competitors, Sirius complained that the XM FM transmitters were too strong (no, they just worked really, really well), so now all FM transmitters are neutered, sorry to say. You have to buy an inline FM modulator (if your Radio Shack is going out of business, get one from them). Good luck- an AUX on your radio will work much better and is the only way to go.

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Your ipod has to be vertical, not horizontal. See page 7 of instructions. http://cache-www.belkin.com/support/dl/MAN_F8J034_8820bt01442_RevA00_Eng_AC9C.pdf

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Lol what kind of vehicle do you have its your spark plugs causing that you have to have resistor plugs lol sorry too funny the other answer, especially for belkin products and like a cb radio as well, hope this helps, also make sure your battery connecions are good, the worst thing it could be is a bug like a wire tap in your vehicle uuuh oooh

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A simple monopole antenna tuned to the FM band should be almost 3 feet long. Notice that your Belkin box doesn't have that. When you touch the gooseneck, you couple some of the signal out your arm, and you become the antenna. Sort of.

Also, your car radio antenna is in a terrible position to receive it. It may even be on the roof of your car, which is great for receiving vertically polarized FM stations from far away but bad for receiving signals from inside the car, through sheet metal.

The other problem is that there are legal limits to what these gadgets can transmit. I had one that really stunk, and when I took it apart it had a spot labeled "ANT" on the circuit board, and with a 32 inch piece of wire attached, the power radiated was 20 dB higher ... that's 100 times as much. I picked it up almost 100 feet away. Your old one probably put out too much power.

Now if you wound a couple foot long piece of wire around your Belkin and fooled around with it a bit, you'd probably notice that the signal comes in nice and clear, because it takes the place of your arm grabbing the gooseneck. You could clip the other end somewhere where it wouldn't rattle around. But, you know, that could be ******* and folks in cars around you might hear it.

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I just bought this transmitter and i plugged it into the car and my samsung mp3 player and it will charge the player but you cant hear any music even when i tune it to a vacant radio station.

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Plug the device into your power plug in the car. This kind of adapter uses radio frequencies to tune it in so make sure that your radio on your car is set to the same as the device. This will only work if there is no station for that specific frequency - for example, of the device is set to 88.8 FM and there is a local station set to that frequency, all you will hear is static. There is an option on the device to change was frequncy is it set to, tune your radio to the matching number and it should work.

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2. Connect the 3.5 mm stereo cable into the hole in front ofyour car.

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I use a cheap Mp3 player and transmitter combined and it works very well. Why a more expensive product should be so disappointing it is difficult to guess.

The obvious answer is the the unit is faulty if it doesn't perform as the instruction manual and advertising suggests and probably should be returned to the retailer for a refund.

It is possible the display is telling lies and the actual transmitter frequency shifts when no one is holding the gooseneck. It might be necessary to tune the radio slightly off-frequency for clear reception.

It could be second channel interference and so tuning to the other end of the radio scale might be useful. Mine is tuned to 108 Mhz because the band there is completely clear.

It could be the signal to noise ratio is elevated due to inefficient grounding of the power socket or it is possibly picking up electrical interference from some device in the car's electronics.

The fact that you have already used a transmitter successfully in your car and others are complaining of the same problem, it would indicate China has exported a bad batch with the same or similar faults - maybe the gooseneck should be grounded and isn't...
I suggest you visit the retailer and express your displeasure and show him a copy of your complaint and the other comments.

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