Just got an FM transmitter so I could play my MP3 player in the car, but I'm having trouble finding a clear station to use.
I looked around online and found some applications that will find good signals for you based on your zip code, but they only work for US zip codes.
So to anyone who uses one in the Montreal area, what station do you use?
From a technical standpoint, it's almost impossible to find a good frequency to use that is noise free if you keep moving around even within a city. There are constructive and destructive wave interference that mess with signal integrity no matter where you go. Especially with frequency modulation, you'll get messy signals no matter what even if you're standing still. If a cloud passes over or someone transmits a radio signal close to you, you'll get noise.
Best bet is, find out the internal frequency of your radio and then set your transmitter to a signal that's not harmonics of the most used radio channels in the city.
You wont find it, it sucks... It works better with old car that barely got radio.
There's transmission or interference on every single wave that could exist. I tried two and throw them away.
Living in Kitchener area...
I have a Garmin with an FM transmitter.
At first it was pretty horrible....I needed to change stations quite often.
I then found a service section of the Garmin and "pumped up" the dc offset of the transmitter.
It works darn good now, and I can usually find a good station that lasts quite often.
it will find the best frequencies depending on where you live, but in Montreal and Quebec, i found it almost impossible to find a 100% parasite-free frequency... so yea, FM transmitters usually suck.
I would recommend you change your radio for one that has an auxiliary input (there's a ton for under 150$) or you should try to find an auxiliary input adapter that could be installed on your factory car radio (something like this: http://www.crutchfield.ca/Peripheral..._p/541pxdp.htm... that's what i just bought on ebay at 50$ and it works perfectly)
Last edited by Sergei Goldenhands: 10-29-2010 at 12:05 AM.