Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >
Visit Digital Radio Central

Notices

Radios & Receivers This is the place to talk about all the high-tech SIRIUS radios: Kenwood, Pioneer, Clarion, JVC, Alpine, Audiovox, Sony, XACT, and more!

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 01-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #31
gman88
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Jan 15, 2006
Posts: 42
gman88 is on a distinguished road
Default Tarpon...

...how did it work in the car?
gman88 is offline  
 
 
Old 01-08-2007, 10:29 PM   #32
SatelliteGhost
Channel Surfer
 
SatelliteGhost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 28, 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 18
SatelliteGhost is on a distinguished road
Default

I got my C.Crane today. First thing I did was do the Mod. Extremely easy to do by just peeling back the sticker. It transmits crystal clear to every radio in my house (basement, Living room, Upstairs, and the garage). I strongly recommend this to anyone looking for an FM trans.
SatelliteGhost is offline  
 
 
Old 01-14-2007, 01:05 PM   #33
stockwiz
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Aug 09, 2004
Posts: 93
stockwiz is on a distinguished road
Default

I just set mine up today too... I also bought some copper speaker wire and hooked up about 10 feet of it to the end of the antenna. That makes it even better and it covers the entire house and yard clearly. No need for anything more powerful, as the sound quality of sirius isn't FM stereo broadcast quality to begin with. Add on the fact that I'm not using my sirius receiver, I hooked it up to my dish network output and use dish network to broadcast.
stockwiz is offline  
 
 
Old 01-15-2007, 10:10 PM   #34
ProperModulation
Top Dog Member
C. Crane FM Transmitter  vs.   "Whole House FM Transmitter"  - -  Your Thoughts?
 
Join Date: Jan 11, 2005
Location: California
Posts: 1,973
ProperModulation has a spectacular aura aboutProperModulation has a spectacular aura about
Default

got mine the other day and it works great. I connected it to my TV, but it'll get moved over to my Sirius tuner if/when my old Sportster Replay dies and I am forced to move over to one of the "FCC Friendly" tuners.

I am half-considering throwing down a little more cash on a second CCrane and a Sirius Conductor. that seems like it would be a great combo.
ProperModulation is offline  
 
 
Old 01-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #35
hinchmeister
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 43
hinchmeister is on a distinguished road
Post

Thanks for all the feedback.

Okay,

I've ordered the C. Crane FM Transmitter, taken off the back (thus voiding my warranty), turned the VR2 all the way (clockw

Now, I get an INCREDIBLY weak, static-filled, worthless signal on a weak/unused FM frequency in my area (99.1 FM). At point-blank range, less than 6 inches from my FM stereo, I get mostly static.

I'm not having any more luck on other frequencies, either.

Initially, I tried to get away with just "pulling back the sticker" on the back to make the modificaiton, but that "sticker" was an almost-cardboard-thick with ultra-strong adhesive that I rad to rip to shreads to reveal the opening. However, that mod didn't work so I took of the back cover.

Have I done something wrong here? What am I missing?

If I got a defective unit, I just voided by warranty by removing the cover and mutilating the back "sticker."

Have I just wasted $70 on this thing?

Please Help!

Last edited by hinchmeister; 01-20-2007 at 11:50 PM..
hinchmeister is offline  
 
 
Old 01-21-2007, 10:32 AM   #36
ProperModulation
Top Dog Member
C. Crane FM Transmitter  vs.   "Whole House FM Transmitter"  - -  Your Thoughts?
 
Join Date: Jan 11, 2005
Location: California
Posts: 1,973
ProperModulation has a spectacular aura aboutProperModulation has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hinchmeister
Thanks for all the feedback.

Okay,

I've ordered the C. Crane FM Transmitter, taken off the back (thus voiding my warranty), turned the VR2 all the way (clockw

Now, I get an INCREDIBLY weak, static-filled, worthless signal on a weak/unused FM frequency in my area (99.1 FM). At point-blank range, less than 6 inches from my FM stereo, I get mostly static.

I'm not having any more luck on other frequencies, either.

Initially, I tried to get away with just "pulling back the sticker" on the back to make the modificaiton, but that "sticker" was an almost-cardboard-thick with ultra-strong adhesive that I rad to rip to shreads to reveal the opening. However, that mod didn't work so I took of the back cover.

Have I done something wrong here? What am I missing?

If I got a defective unit, I just voided by warranty by removing the cover and mutilating the back "sticker."

Have I just wasted $70 on this thing?

Please Help!
that sucks man. I know it sounds stupid, but do you have the volume button on the side turned allk the way up? I actually had to back off a bit on the VR2 since the signal was too string and started to distort. If you are getting no signal at point blank range then something is wrong. I didn't bother with the sticker and went straight for unscrewing the case since you can do that wihtout leaving ny evidence that you opened it up.
ProperModulation is offline  
 
 
Old 01-21-2007, 10:48 AM   #37
hinchmeister
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 43
hinchmeister is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProperModulation
that sucks man. I know it sounds stupid, but do you have the volume button on the side turned allk the way up?

If you mean the dial labeled "Input" on the side, then yes, I have that turned all the way up.

At the moment, I have a nice-looking $70 piece of unusable electronic junk, that I THOUGHT was going to give me Sirius in EVERY radio in my home at once, sitting on my living room table.
hinchmeister is offline  
 
 
Old 01-21-2007, 03:32 PM   #38
AKmaro1
Rocket Scientist
 
AKmaro1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 08, 2005
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 624
AKmaro1 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to AKmaro1
Default

The only other thing I could think of is to make sure that the volume is up all the way on your Sirius Tuner. I know that simple step has screwed me up a number of times, even when using the built-in modulator.
AKmaro1 is offline  
 
 
Old 01-24-2007, 03:50 PM   #39
plethysmo
Just Tuned In
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2006
Posts: 9
plethysmo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hinchmeister
If you mean the dial labeled "Input" on the side, then yes, I have that turned all the way up.

At the moment, I have a nice-looking $70 piece of unusable electronic junk, that I THOUGHT was going to give me Sirius in EVERY radio in my home at once, sitting on my living room table.
I just got the CCrane and its transmission was weak at first. I peeled back the back label and stuck my small screwdriver into the hole in the upper middle of the area under the label. Then turned the white screw Clockwise just a little until I felt resistance. Now the transmission is throughout the house. I suspect if you turned the screw harder it could break.
In order to get a clear signal from the CCrane, the audio level on the Sirius radio has to be in the middle range, not maximum. Also, if the Sirius radio is putting out an FM signal on the same frequency as the CCrane, they will cancel out. Be sure the FM out is Off on the Sirius radio when using the CCrane.
plethysmo is offline  
 
 
Old 01-28-2007, 09:17 PM   #40
hinchmeister
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 43
hinchmeister is on a distinguished road
Unhappy hinchmeister

Thanks for the suggestions.

However, I made sure the C. Crane FM Transmitter was NOT transmitting simultaneous and/or on the same frequency as the SIRIUS Sportster Replay. Additionally, I've kept the SIRIUS volume in the middle range but have tried it at each end of the range as well. Both of those settings are yielding pretty much the same result.

I'm becoming increasingly concerned I've gotten a 'dud.' However, if that is indeed the case, I've torpedoed myself in terms of voiding the warranty by making the modification.
hinchmeister is offline  
 
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #41
Bookworm
Mixologist
C. Crane FM Transmitter  vs.   "Whole House FM Transmitter"  - -  Your Thoughts?
 
Bookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 19, 2003
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 369
Bookworm will become famous soon enough
Default

Maybe you could tell them that is didn't work when you got it and you were merely trying to avoid having to go through the hassle of returning it by trying to see if you could fix it yourself. You never know.
__________________
"Signature?".........."I don't need no stinkin' signature!"
Bookworm is offline  
 
 
Old 01-29-2007, 10:46 PM   #42
STEELERSRULE
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Oct 22, 2004
Location: NW PENNSYLVANIA
Posts: 104
STEELERSRULE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hinchmeister View Post
Thanks for the suggestions.

However, I made sure the C. Crane FM Transmitter was NOT transmitting simultaneous and/or on the same frequency as the SIRIUS Sportster Replay. Additionally, I've kept the SIRIUS volume in the middle range but have tried it at each end of the range as well. Both of those settings are yielding pretty much the same result.

I'm becoming increasingly concerned I've gotten a 'dud.' However, if that is indeed the case, I've torpedoed myself in terms of voiding the warranty by making the modification.
Don't fret just yet.

I have the CCrane unit as well. Modified. And connected to an Audiovox PNP2 unit. It is on the lower floor of my house(below an above bedroom, and above a basement).

Now most people have posted that they have the AUDIO OUTPUT on there particular units set at like the middel range.

Now, I know every unit is different, but in my experience, THIS IS WAY!!! TOO HIGH, and will cause distortion. At least this was the case on my Audiovox PNP2.

I have my Audiovox PNP2 unit set at the LOWEST POSSIBLE DOT to the LEFT on the line for turning up the audio output. This has been perfect for EITHER a direct connect(cassette, or direct line input) or Wireless FM transmission.

Use the volume control on the corresponding unit RECEIVING the signal(stereo in car/home/whatever) to turn up the volume. Anything higher than going past the 2nd dot from the left on the audio output on my unit, and you begin to hear distortion.

Now, after the internal adjustment ot CCrane, you must ADJUST THE AUDIO OUTPUT KNOB on that as well.

There is that little red light on the side of the frequency LED. If you read the directions, that light should, for the most part, NOT BE SEEN. You must adjust the audio output to the point to where the light may SLIGHTLY FLICKER the RED LED LIGHT. Then just turn it down just a smidge. Do this adjustment in a darkened room(or just cast a shadow over the LED RED LIGHT to get a good idea where you need to set the Audio output at).

Again, too much audio output from the CCrane will cause distortion as well. Just as bad as with having the audio output too high on your unit.

Here is another helpful tool.

Below is a connection to a Website for finding unused FM Frequencies in your area.

Type in your zip code to find what is available too you:

http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/vacant

I hope this helps your situation hinchmeister.

P.S. For longer range, remember that FM transmissions work on LINE OF SIGHT TRANSMISSIONS.

Meaning the higher up you can place this thing, the farther it will send out the signal. Especially after the Mod.

If you have a second, or third floor to place this at, I would do it, and get the farther transmmition you can get.

I have over 5 acres to mow in the Spring/Summer(I know, it blows ), and if I could get thing higher in the house without it being a nuisance, I would do it, so the signal could travel out even further.
STEELERSRULE is offline  
 
 
Old 03-02-2007, 04:17 PM   #43
revson
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Feb 24, 2007
Posts: 12
revson is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

I can't wait to try this with mine. I have the new Sportster replay and the ccrane transmitter was collecting dust until now. So you guys are a great help and I too can rock throughout the house-without further investment.

Thank Euwe.

Link with pics.

http://www.xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=3257
revson is offline  
 
 
Old 03-03-2007, 03:14 PM   #44
revson
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Feb 24, 2007
Posts: 12
revson is on a distinguished road
Wink Ccrane modification worked great!

It took all of 15 minutes to put it all together. I combined the ccrane xmitter with the Sportster 4 and I can hear it throughout the house on a digital or anolog tuner.
Thanks.
revson is offline  
 
 
Old 03-03-2007, 06:18 PM   #45
gman88
Channel Surfer
 
Join Date: Jan 15, 2006
Posts: 42
gman88 is on a distinguished road
Default CCrane Transmitter

Can you both output directly to speakers nearby an at the same time output to the CCrane?
gman88 is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >


Digitalradiocentral.com




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whole House FM Transmitter sparty Radios & Receivers 15 01-29-2007 05:43 PM
Sirius Essential Selection - Wishlist SimonH SIRIUS Electronic & Dance 30 07-31-2006 09:26 AM
TOM WAITS ? lance SIRIUS Rock 3 03-06-2006 09:51 PM
QUES.:A 3rd Party FM Transmitter for my S50 With Home Dock?? rforeman SIRIUS S50 41 03-03-2006 01:48 PM
MONSTA's Track List Dj MONSTA nyc SIRIUS Electronic & Dance 33 06-20-2005 10:42 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.39 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.