Belkin | TuneCast | – Belkin Tunecast II FM Transmitter Mod. Home Sign Up! Explore Community Submit All Art Craft Food Games Green Home. I’m using a Belkin Tunecast II, with the longer antenna mod, and the quality of the audio is terrible. The coverage is not too bad, but its full of. the Belkin tunecast 2 FM transmitter can be modified to extend the transmit range. It can put out over milliwatts of RF power and be heard.
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Does anyone know of a good link to this mod which includes info on the newer PCB?
You can find internal pictures and other information belki. Where you say “remove C38 and connect the internal antenna directly to pin 12” do you mean simply remove C38 and bridge the pads bslkin remove it and bridge pin 12 to the the output mo L4? About Me Boris Gjenero. Good tute Greg but I have a silly question Extending the range of the Belkin Tunecast II. This would result in a more powerful signal. Thank you so much!!! I get all of about 40 feet transmission distance not matter how I try to set this unit up: This is like getting a basic economy car and modding it to try and make it work like a corvette!!
If you live in the UK, Maplin Electronics www. What is your antennae length from the solder pad to the end.
Belkin Tunecast II mod
It didn’t on mine. Yup, the TuneCast has a really weedy short audio cable, not very nice if you decide to place the FM transmitter by the window, so your neighbor 4 floors down can listen to your collection of the latest break-beats! Thanks to the info found here, I have just removed c38 and soldered about 6″ of wire direct to the pin. Here is a closeup: PS Thanks for the help! I will try batteries instead of the brick, and I’ll check the volume from the PC.
The signal strength is a little lacking and even at only 30 feet away gives fading and static. The mld adapter is just feeding 12v into the tunecast. Anyone know if, and more importantly how, a tunecast can be modified to be powered by a PC power supply or the ebay power supplies that Kevin had shown on he website?
Ok, so I have looked at the mod for bypassing the attenuator and I am confused on how to do this. It would need it’s own AC adaptor plugged in all the time. Anyone have any ideas?
The resistors are the real problem; they decrease signal amplitude. He once made these awesome speakers and bought ’em to a carnival.
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I am still playing with defeating the auto power off on mine, when I have some luck I will post an instructable here. Pictures aren’t high-res, though: I wish to perform the same mod but hopefully would be better Transmitting Distance The amplifier operates on 12 volts DC at 60 milliamps. Now What I found is that on mine above the inductor which is black and more cube shaped is a small resistor were the black antenna is soldered in the above pic.
I used a thin peice of braided wire to solder to the belkin then used the coper wire soldered to that. These are listed on RF Parts http: They claim it lasts up to 10 hours so when putting in a new set of AAA batteries the current reads about milliamps then as the batteries drain, goes up to maybe milliamps then quits.
I’ll be doing some further tweaking to see if I can improve the range.
The resistor network also limits signal strength. Just to prove that everything still works and fits snugly! Jan 13, at 4: Pretty easy to do if you don’t have a car battery inside.
Not the as marked on the unit.