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Old 02-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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Default Listen to your IPOD through your stock 62 radio

I just ordered and built a kit from Vectronics in Starkville, Mississippi for a small low power am transmitter. The box is about the size of an old school radar detector.

It is the coolest project I've built.

Only connection to car is a 12V power cord ( I used a cigarette lighter adapter I picked up at the thrift store) I play my iphone (Pandora / itunes) or IPOD through the stock am radio,

The quality is like that of a very close radio station!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:39 PM
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sounds like a winner
great you got it to work
bet is wounds great through the caddy radio



i bought a fm one to play i pod through my classic auto sound unit
tried in all my cars

it didnt work worth crap

brought it back and got my $40 back
i use a cassette adapter to plug into my opod and workd great
the lack of a mechanical connection(tape player heads) made the difference
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:17 PM
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Dave, please post more details and methodology how you made it all work, as I would like to do something similar so I can keep my stock radio in place.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:10 PM
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I did a little research and found a kit...similar to the old Heathkits from the 70's. It is a Vectronics VEC-1290K.

I ordered the kit from Vectronics on Starkville, MS..A few days later I received a bag of capacitors, chips, etc, in the mail.

Seemed intimidating, but with ZERO skill, I assembled in about an hour.

Buy the case as well. Total investment ...probably 60.00.

The only thing to buy is a cord to connect to you IPOD/IPHONE and a power cord.

I used a power cord that I bought at a thrift store for 50 cents.

Listening to Louis and Frank through the original speakers is priceless!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:30 PM
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I like the idea of this better than the IPOD line input I currently have, the equalization does not really harmonize with the sound of pure am thru the radio. Also does the output of the transmitter match the level of a normal AM station? or is it similar to operation of an FM converter like the Audiovox?

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:06 PM
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Does the kit come with a USB hook up, like that on the other end of the iPhone cord?
It would be awesome if you could post a few pics of the unit you built and the install.
Sounds like a great way to go for me!
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:14 AM
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Does someone here use "RediRad"? The idea instantly convinced me...

http://rediscoveradio.com/
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:12 PM
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I'll post a picture of the unit.

The sound is totally vintage..but the station doesn't drift. It is traveling down the road with you!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:26 PM
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Hmmm...RediRad or Dave's AM Transmitter device...
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 PM
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Does someone here use "RediRad"? The idea instantly convinced me...

http://rediscoveradio.com/
This sounds to easy for around a $100. great system I also would be interested if anyone here as some experience with this system.
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