Wireless solar or mains powered remotely-controlled FM transmitter
Many years ago we broke ground when we came up with the idea of PC based FM transmitter,
magazine wrote about it. Today we are breaking ground again, this
time with this fully remotely controlled PC based FM transmitter package. You
can now place your FM transmitter up to several Km away from your home and your
computer and you can play audio and control all of its parameters, such as frequency
and power, with a simple click of a mouse on your PC or laptop. And to make things
even more exciting this transmitter can be fully powered by solar energy meaning you
can install it practically anywhere with sufficient sunlight exposure. Typical
example would be on the top of a small hill near the village where it can cover
the entire community via its high-gain yagi antenna (included). This is also a
perfect solution for clandestine radio operations in places where democracy is now finally spreading. Transmitter can be up to several
km away from the actual operator without any wires or connection to the mains
Of course this transmitter puts out standard radio signal, you need just an ordinary
radio receiver to receive your signal. The included software lets you set the
frequency and the output power.
Please email for manual or additional details.
How does it work?
This product is based on our CyberMaxMicro+ FM transmitter; this transmitter comes with USB port which lets users play audio and control FM transmitter directly from a PC. We have added solar power and wireless USB extension to make this a convenient remote transmitting station. It lets you transmit on FM band from your PC while the transmitter itself is located at some distance and fully powered from the sun (or mains power supply). It is a bit tricky to setup everything, but once it works it is really convenient. Once the connection is established your PC will detect a new sound card and
you will be able to set your audio to that sound card. Most radio automation
programs and media players let you choose to which sound card you want to send
the audio. But this is not all, you will also be able to set frequency, output
power, RDS parameters and other settings, check this photo below:
If you already have WLAN at home all you need is to install the software on
your PC and install the transmitter at a convenient location within the range
of your WLAN. To extend the range the transmitter package comes with a high
gain YAGI antenna. For best range you should install one on your wlan router
as well to extend the range even further.
Coupled with radio scheduling program (not included) this becomes a fully automated radio station!
Perfect for fully automated radio stations, small scale advertising or even
a medium size radio station. Since its PLL/VCO is very clean and it also has
extensive filtering you can add amplifiers to this transmitters, but be sure
to check your local laws governing radio transmissions.
- Frequency band: 87.5 (86) -108MHz FM BAND, 50KHz steps (76-108 possible for
Japan, please e-mail for a quote)
- Stereo mode with excellent stereo separation
- Output power options: 1W and 3W
- Audio is transferred to your remote transmitter in full digital format without
any loss of quality
- RDS functionality with optional RDS daughter board
- Frequency, mode and RF output power adjustment with a click of a mouse (Windows)
What is included in the package?:
- CyberMaxMicro+ 1W or 3W FM transmitter with 5V power supply for WiFi extender
WiFi USB extender with high gain yagi + 2m coaxial cable
- Solar power package with panel, battery, charger and all wires
- Weatherproof outdoors WLAN access point with built-in high gain antenna
- High gain FM transmitter antenna, no-tune log-periodic directional yagi + 3m coaxial cable
- Interconnecting power and ethernet cables
Optional items, not included by default:
- RDS daughter board, optional item, click to order here.
- Mains power supply, for situations with no sunlight
- Other antenna types here.
- 15W, 25W or 40W antenna boosters here.
What is this RDS thing?
page for more information. Basically it displays station name and sometimes
song name (if supported by transmitter) and similar information on a compatible
radio receiver. Very popular in Europe, less so in the US. To enable RDS functionality
you need to purchase and install RDS daughter board. It plugs into a socket
on the PCI MAX 3000+ board.
To look for suitable software check: here.