My Belkin Mod to increase the transmitting range so it can be picked up from cars outside the house.
This is how I did the modification to my Belkin Fm Transmitter.
You will need:
- Belkin Fm Transmitter (no kidding!)
- Wire, I needed up to 6feet (2meters)
- Small posi-drive Screw Driver, and sharp knife or cutters
- Electrical tape
- Soldering Iron.
Finding the antenna wire colour.
First, undo the tiny screw inside the battery cover.
Then the other screw that holds the circuit board to the case.
Carefully turn the board over and check the colour of the antenna wire. In my case it is blue.
One would assume they are all the same, but it would pay to check. Put it back together.
Note: be very careful not to pull or twist the board, as this will cause the battery wires to break loose.
Trust me I know. DOH!
Carefully cut along the outer casing of the wire, use a really sharp knife or small cutters.
Solder onto this wire your antenna. I used a short piece of speaker wire about 10cm long.
I did this, mainly because I still needed to use this in my car though out the Christmas period, this meant it could
Using electrical tape, wrap this joint in tape. Then wrap the junction with tape.
Using the formula at this website http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennagenericfreqlencalc.html calculate how
long the antenna needs to be. For example 94fm = 5feet. Attach it to the short bit.
And you are done.