Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update on transmitter destroyed by OFCOM

A few days ago we reported Ofcom action on the Island to remove a transmitter interfering on the Carnane repeater output.
Further information is now available and we can report that the transmitter was designed to take the output from an IPod and other MP3 players and transmit on 107 Mhz so that the music could be received on an FM radio and fed through a HI FI system or car radio.
The device recovered was of poor construction, without any adequate filtering and it's fourth harmonic was on 430.825. This harmonic could be heard a significant distance away from the transmitter.
The device was purchased from Ebay and sent to the Island from mainland China; Ofcom are now looking to have the sale of this item removed from Ebay.

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