I recently bought an Belkin TuneCast® II FM Transmitter
I bought it because I like to listen to my music while I drive, or in a car with my parents, and I must say. this thing is an POS. There are static everywhere, the reception is bad, it says it can go up to 10-30Ft, but I think it actually can only go 10in. Good thing I got it from Wal-Mart for $20. This is my first FM transmitter, my cousin got one from Target for about $10 (i think), and I couldnt hear any static while I was in his car with him,
So I was Googling, and I found some mods where people cut the the antenna wire (blue wire through the hole labeled "ANT" for antenna), and either get a longer wire or a little antenna, and re-solder it back on to increase the reception.
Of course, this is kind of against the FCC, they were the only who made the reception bad because of radio pirates.
(What I want to do)
The reception is so bad on this FM transmitter that the inference creates too much static to even listen when driving.
What I want to do was to open up the transmitter, cut the blue wire connected to be whats labeled "ANT" for antenna. Get a new wire, and an actual antenna, and solder the wire to where the old antenna was connected to, and attach the antenna at the other end of the wire, and mod the case a bit to make it all fit to increase the range.
I never had any experience with soldering, and dont know anybody that knows how, and I dont own one, my friend has one, but it will probably take half a year to find.
So I was wondering if anybody know any alternatives as opposed to soldering.