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MalcolmD
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Posted: 06 November 2013 at 12:56am | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

Hello all

I see I am still the only one posting.
I have purchased and assembled the NRG 4W PLL transmitter from Gareth at NRG kits New Zealand.
It was very well presented with clear accurate instructions and worked straight off with only the expected adjustments.
I am currently feeding it from my Leader LSG-231 FM Stereo Signal Generator as the encoder is not yet available.
I am very pleased and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for an LPFM transmitter.
I have now ordered a folded dipole antenna from him.

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Posted: 16 November 2013 at 11:31am | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

Hello

Still no other contributors but quite a lot of readers.
The antenna arrived last week.
Initial testing with the transmitter went well and I achieved a range of 4km with the power set at the lower end so hopefully 1W.
I have not done further testing in different directions as I had to purchase a mast to mount it properly.
I don't know how close it is safe to go to receiving antennas so keeping well away.

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Posted: 30 November 2013 at 10:47am | IP Logged Quote MalcolmD

Now have the antenna mounted on a mast 3.5m above ground.
I live on high ground. Set power to 1W per Gareth's instructions and getting good coverage to 4km or more.

If anyone buys one of these kits and wants a case the Jaycar HB5446 is a perfect fit. Mount the board on short stand offs.
As right angle PL259 connectors are very hard to find buy a Jaycar straight one for RG-58 PP0680 and some RG-58 cable. Cut about 7mm off the cable entry to make extra room for the cable to bend under the lid and run it to an SO-239 socket at one end.

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