Easy and Low Cost FM Transmitter DIY Kit

Introduction: Easy and Low Cost FM Transmitter DIY Kit

I recently made a simple DIY FM transmitter kit for amateurs and electronics beginners. With this DIY kit, you can transmit your voice or audio over an ordinary FM radio within the FM broadcast band.

You can use this FM transmitter in two ways:

a. Audio transmission using electret microphone: You can transmit your voice to FM radio with the electret microphone. You can also place the transmitter circuit close to any loud speaker so that the microphone picks up the sound and transmits to the tuned FM radio.

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b. Audio transmission connecting speaker stereo jack to audio source: For hearing better sound, you may connect it to your computer, ipod or mp3 player using a speaker jack. The audio of your music players get transmitted to your nearby radio.

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Frequency Range: 88-108MHZ (Frequency can be changed by moving the inductor coil).

Operating voltage: 1. 5V-9V

Transmission range: More than 30 meters in open area. The transmission depends upon the length of antenna used. I used just a simple 10cm long wire. The signal can be transmitted even far with longer antenna of length around 50cm.

Testing of the kit:

Find an FM radio, turn on the power and volume, adjust the frequency around 88 MHz. Connect the kit to the power supply board, align towards the radio and use a screwdriver to adjust the oscillation coil L until the radio catches the signal. Then slowly increase the distance between the microphone and radio, while properly adjusting the radio (or handset) volume, tuning knob until the clearest sound is heard.

Important posts related to this article:

  1. Schematic and full description of the kit/project
  2. How to connect electret microphone.
  3. How to make an inductor coil for FM transmitter.
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  5. Assembly tutorial for FM transmitter kit.

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    6 years ago

    What if you want to use a frequency not in the FM radio range to prevent accidental interference (and eavesdropping)? Would that possible? If yes, what receiver could be used to keep things small and efficient? Thanks! )


    8 years ago on Introduction

    no offence but its not a practical if only if u use some mic in the system why did you not puts some audio jack and toggle switch and put it in the small enclosure to protect the circuits of it. and it is impractical if you do that ...


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Seemed kinda obvious that we would be expected to put it in our own enclosure. =P


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Very interesting.

    Years ago I had a cheap wireless microphone conected to TV. Then I could hear the TV from the bed without disturbing my wife sleeping next to me. I tuned my FM portable radio at microphone frequency and put the headphones.