Question about Belkin TuneBase
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.
Posted on May 01, 2017
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
Posted on Apr 29, 2017
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
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
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.
Posted on Apr 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
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