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    Post FM tuner cards

    Hi all

    Has anyone here ever used an FM tuner card? What have been your experiences with it? Do they have good sound quality?

    And the big question...has an am/fm tuner card ever been made?

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    have a look at this site.....
    www.oatleyelectronics.com

    they have a special on fm cards at the moment... with likns to a site to mod it!!!!
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    I have an old Reveal FM card that I picked up for $3. A little more static than a normal head system, but for the money, I'm happy with it. It's actually the same (or similar) as the one in the link that Spud42 gave.

    If I want to listen to AM stations, I just plug a walkman into my equalizer. (More info on my site) I've wanted an AM/FM tuner card too. Anybody seen one?

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    Look in the other FM tuner card post, there is a link to a site which has a plugin for Winamp to control this sound card.
    KG6OQD
    www.americansandassociation.org

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    the other option is to go for a card caled "winradio" . this is a scanner that goes from 500k to 1.3 gig. will do am,fm narrow , fm wide. one model even does ssb.
    so you could listen to just about anything...
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    $350 is a bit pricy for something that will probably melt in my car. I want to buy one for my main PC though. I'd probably have to go through a UK dealer because I want the export version with the cellular frequencies. Why are these illegal here in the US when I can buy police scanners at Radio Shack that will pick up the same cell phone frequencies?

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    Thanks for all the replys

    WoW...whatta 'bout that WiNRADiO !!!

    Man I really want one of those!!

    If anyone has a spare one collecting dust then feel free to send it to me

    Geez...i gotta get me a bigger car to fit all this awesome stuff into...hehehe

    AndyM
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    For all the trouble that you go to, like, getting an FM card, or plugging in your walkman so you can get AM, why don't you just get a head deck with AUX input.. it'll cost you $230.. you'll have in dash CD, Radio, and you can flick to your mp3 system very quickly..

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    Inmytree: Look at this picture and it should answer your question:

    http://impee3.hypermart.net/finish1.jpg

    I simply ran out of room.

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    I just found this Cadet AM/FM tuner card... http://www.adstech.com/products/cadet.html

    $US 32.90 ...looks promisingly affordable and hey... it's got good old AM

    Continuing the quest to avoid buying a new head unit..
    AndyM
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    40 GB Seagate HDD on vented foam mount.
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    Delvcam 5.6" TFT LCD Monitor.
    Old headunit (ripped out tape mechanism added audio inputs on back).
    X10 RF mouseremote.
    "Wired Ride" web site

    The Australia/New Zealand mp3car Portal. Join now!

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