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    Default TX-99A FM Transmitter from HLLY ELECTRONICS

    Has anyone used the TX-99A FM Transmitter from HLLY ELECTRONICS?

    Iíve been looking around trying to find a Quality FM Transmitter that will produce a strong signal with no hum or static. I found this one on eBay, item # 260498961388. It appears to have decent specs w/ 7-watts of power and is priced @ $198.00. I have an RF electronics background but am new to using LOR products. What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: TX-99A FM Transmitter from HLLY ELECTRONICS

    I guess it depends on how far you are trying to go. The most important components are the quality of the antenna and the quality of the antenna cable. I am going at least 3 tenths of a mile (nearly half mile) with a 1 Watt Ramsey FM25B. Ramsey is a very high quality transmitter but does not have the fancy displays, that you really don't need anyhow. And it costs much less.

    I am using the adjustable quarter wave antenna that was recommended on this site (in another post). And I bought a quality antenna cable which cost almost as much as the antenna. My antenna is mounted about 10 feet up. You could go farther by mounting your antenna 15 feet up (or so).

    Here's the antenna. The adjustable one will give better performance when set to match your frequency.

    http://www.fmdxantenna.com/products.php?cat=7
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    The Hlly looks pretty neat, but 5 miles range might be a bit far .. ? The Ramsey is twice the power of that Moblie Black Box Eclipse 4000. I just know that the Ramsey is a clean low cost 1 watt (no display). You have to set the frequency with dip switches. I noticed the Ramsey being talked up on a lot of the other Christmas sites. I needed something to go a bit farther than my Broadcast Vision unit, so I gave Ramsey a try. The BroadCast Vision stuff is very high end, but also very expensive. But the Ramsey was super clean a quiet .. Getting a good antenna and cable is the secret.
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    Denny, I heard the Ramsey's have a huge problem with VSWR which ultimately resulting in trashing of the final power amplifier if the antenna is disconnected. Make sure the antenna is functional and connected before turning it on. That malfunction was the sole reason I bought an EDM. I'm getting more forgetful as I age and need all the help I can get. But, but, but, I CAN get my megatree up just fine unlike somebody we know.

    Al

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    Default Re: TX-99A FM Transmitter from HLLY ELECTRONICS

    Quote Originally Posted by Al in Raleigh View Post
    But, but, but, I CAN get my megatree up just fine unlike somebody we know.

    Al
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