Hey, I really need a circuit schematic for a simple low power (under 3.5V) FM radio using the TA2003P IC.

Topic by Unknown... 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Radio stuff

Could you replace the crystal from a vex transmitter to run off a different receiver.

Topic by IX Smith XI 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

salvage a radio?

I found an old portable sterio but the cd player and tape deck did not work but the radio did so i took the pc board out that has the radio guts on but now im lost  the wires coming out of it say s/m rch lch gnd +B Has anyone got a clue what thease mean  im guessing  rch and lch is right and left chanal for the speakers but the s/m and +b is throughing me

Question by nonamesleft 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Sattelite radio

I have a satellite radio. Got it from World space satellite radio inc. Since it got bankrupt in India , i cant avail any service. 1.Can i reuse it by subscribing to other company 2.Can i use it for some other technology eg. use it as local receiver. say something compatible with the frequencies that satellite radio use.

Topic by jagmeetsinghsaluja 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Internet Radio

So, I started playing around with nowlive, it's a website that lets you host a free internet radio station. Pretty neat. Anyways, I just finished up my first official broadcast..and wanted to let any of you who like the idea of being a dj know.My station's site:

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Radio Broadcast?

I want to make somthing capeable of broadcasting to 15 foot. (Medium Wave) Can anyone help?

Question by David97 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Nanotube Radio

Nanotube Radio: Supplementary materialsK. Jensen, J. Weldon, H. Garcia, and A. ZettlDepartment of Physics, University of California at BerkeleyCenter of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, University of California at BerkeleyMaterials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A.We have constructed a fully functional, fully integrated radio receiver, orders-of-magnitude smaller than any previous radio, from a single carbon nanotube. The single nanotube serves, at once, as all major components of a radio: antenna, tuner, amplifier, and demodulator. Moreover, the antenna and tuner are implemented in a radically different manner than traditional radios, receiving signals via high frequency mechanical vibrations of the nanotube rather than through traditional electrical means. We have already used the nanotube radio to receive and play music from FM radio transmissions such as Layla by Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) and the Beach Boy's Good Vibrations. The nanotube radio's extremely small size could enable radical new applications such as radio controlled devices small enough to exist in the human bloodstream, or simply smaller, cheaper, and more efficient wireless devices such as cellular phones....This is the site of the original article

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

radio filter

Hi everybody,First off all , i'm new on this forum.My english isn't very good.problem:i have a stereo with cable to listen to fm frequenties.the signal i get isn't a real good quality and a lot of unwanted noise like when your on frequentie that doesn't have a signal.there is somewhere on this site an answer , but i can't find meit hase a cable , for a tv but with a big fiche, not like one from in my garage where the signal enters the house.view link:;=;=219&w;=283&sz;=9&hl;=nl&start;=18&um;=1&tbnid;=ssMePrqA9WHgHM:&tbnh;=88&tbnw;=114&prev;=/images%3Fq%3Dcoax%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dnl%26sa%3DNits a pannasonic sa-ak330

Topic by alex4421 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Amateur Radio?

 I am going to be taking an amateur radio course early 2010 (Foundation level). I am interested in summits on the air -  I want to build a small aerial that could be packed away into a small section of PVC pipe. I have found the 2m 1/4 wave ground plane - this design keeps coming up.  Any help, suggestions, ideas etc gladly accepted. Also anything else you want to tell a budding radio HAM; hints, tips etc.

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Modding a radio?

Hey im trying to modify my cars radio to have an aux input using the CD players audio hookup to the main  IC.  i cant find any datasheets on any of these ic's if i had them i would be just fine.  are the black wires that come from the CD player the audio signal wires? if they are could i easily just splice into that circuit?

Question by the_burrito_master 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Amateur Radio?

 I am going to be taking an amateur radio course early next year (foundation level). I have been doing a little research into the subject and I am baffled by the terminology / acronyms.  I'm sure I'll learn all that when the time comes.  At the moment I am interested in cheap kits / second-hand gear and instructions on how to make a small, portable aerial for 2m (144MHz) operation for Any other information is gladly accepted. What is CQ, SSB, CW, QSL? etc.

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Radio Mod?

I would like to mod a handheld radio (or even a analogue tv but radio would be better) to get to listen to higher frequencies than normally available. I'd Like to hit the 1420Mhz mark approximately but with little electrical engineering or architecture experience, I'm not certain how? Which might make a TV easier to get there as UHF covers that right? (still safer to play with a battery powered radio than a 240V powered one) I figured there is someone out there with the ability to figure out what components need changing? The variable resistor that tunes it perhaps? If you'd rather post an instructable I'll follow that or just tell me what needs replacing with what? Any Ideas?? Thanks

Question by Mr E Man 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Radio control. Answered

I have radio control radio and receivers from different cars with different AM. They are all 49 mhz, can I change AM by replacing old resisters at  the right spot and put less resistive ones to make it work? Any way?

Question by jbaker22 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

radio help

I have a philco radio from 19 42. its model: number is 42-1008. i need schematics for it and i cant find any. the only place i found them was here . and i have to be a member to view them which i am

Topic by Sun Gear 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Radio Shack

Hi everyone, i'm completely new here, and have had a good look around, anbd a quick look on these forums, and I have a question, which I am sure has been asked before but I couldnt find it.... What is the English equivilent (sp?) of Radio Shack? I can't seem to think of anywhere, at least near me, that sells electronic components and such such.. Thanks BBD

Topic by BBDM 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Amateur Radio (AKA "Ham Radio")

I have scoured the internet in search of directions, how to guides, or schematics for an amateur radio (ham radio). However, I can't find anything of the sort. All I can find is pages of "hams" showing off their equipment or pages linking to the same thing. Does anybody have a good simple schematic for a ham radio receiver or transmitter. If not, does anybody know where I can find one?

Topic by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I love baseball.  I want to watch the World Series on TV, but I don't want to listen to the TV announcers.  I want to listen to the radio broadcast instead.*  Problem is, the "live" TV arrives 1-2 seconds after the radio.  Which means I hear about the deep flyball to left before I see it. And that takes the fun out of watching the game. So, I'm wondering if I can add an adjustable delay to the sound from my radio, to sync up with the picture.  I can sacrifice a boom box or other radio for this if nec. Or some other solution? (I can record both and sync 'em up later using video editing software, but that's not practical). * for baseball fans:  it's the choice between the Buck/McCarver team (perfectly boring & perfectly obnoxious) and Jon Miller/Joe Morgan radio team (passionate and fun).

Question by willz 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

HAM Radio Questions

I am training in information to get into HAM radio... however, what kind of equipment is used? I looked up "HAM RADIO STARTER KIT" and differnet like phrases to see what I would be looking at... but simply cannot find anything. I assume its because your not supposed to purchase any of the stuff unless your licenced. I want to get in but I don't know where to start... and if after I start if I can afford it. Where can I learn the stuff thats on the test? I don't want to BUY a book, I have never seen any topic that didn't have soo little stuff under google. I mean I have been looking under "Amature Radio" and "HAM Radio" and getting certified and everyone wants to sell a book.

Topic by teamcoltra 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

AM Radio Reception

Any one know how to build a super antenna for pulling in AM signals from far distances i live in the boondocks and AM radio reception is lousy at best i've tried rigging up standard wire antenna and wound my own various contraptions nothing seems to pull the signal in stronger it comes in fair during the day but at night almost nothing but skipping and noise ... Any Suggestions  Thanks

Topic by fretted 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Making a small radio??

Hey guys, I work for a radio station that has the idea of recycling old personal walkmen and connecting them to old hi fi speakers and containing them in a small box and strategically placing them around the city center, at bus stops etc. I was wondering if anyone would know how to do this, especially at a low cost (preferably with old parts) and without needing an amp? is this possible? Thanks, Tony :)

Topic by tonycraig 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Radio Frequency Generator? Answered

Hi I am doing a project and it requires a radio (or anything longer than human eyesight) frequency generator. Is there any easy way i can do this, with parts from home or radioshack?

Question by LiquidLightning 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a remote for a stock radio?

I have a 2012 Kia Soul, base model, with the factory installed radio.  I also have two children who always 'need' the radio station changed.  Does any one know if you can purchase, if so where, a remote the radio?  I am a single mother so don't want to get involved with replacing the radio just to have a remote.  I was just hoping that there would be an easy out for me, lol.  Thank you

Question by kloenikole36 5 years ago

FM radio antennas

Are there any ideas out there for building an FM antenna booster that can be used with the usual whip antenna that comes built into most radios these days. Most of the radios are made in such a way that it is difficult to get at the internal wiring, so the booster would have to be an external unit.

Topic by youri 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Radio control question Answered

Would putting a 27 mhz frequency crystal  instead of the one shown, and a ajusting it to the right amplitude make a RC work  with this curcuit

Question by jbaker22 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Retro Radio Cabinet

I want to re-fit this radio cabinet with some type of sound system.  I want to preserve, or transform the display glass, and I want the knobs on the front to activate some functions (volume, tuning perhaps) I want to put some very understated LED light behind the front pillars and redo the bamboo screen.  I am just not sure which way to go with it.  I could use a car system and 12 volt adapter system of some kind, but I would really like it all to plug in with just one plug.  I need ideas.

Topic by geckodfw 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bose Radio/cdplayer

When I turn on my HP laptop computer in the next room, which is on our house wireless network -- my clear playing Bose -- playing NPR begins to include "static" what can I do about it?

Topic by fcduda 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Xbee radio control?

I've been thinking about making a FPV RC (first person view) plane and I was wondering about using Xbee and Ardunio. I was thinking have an Arduino on the ground and another one in the plane each one with an Xbee. I want to have joysticks, buttons and switches on the ground to control at least 4 servos, one or two ESC's and possibly other things (like LED's and retractable landing gear) in the plane and also have a camera and some sensors (altitude, battery level, ECT) in the plane sending video and data back to earth where it can be displayed. I am quite new to electronics and I just want to know if what I said is possible, if there is an easier/cheaper way, how one might go about doing it and if that's even how you use an Xbee. Thanks for any help, it will be greatly appreciated 

Question by monty324 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how i make a radio emissor?

Question by ppuchol garrigos 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


HI! GUYS// THESE IS ARCHEOPTERICS..I AM GOING TO BUILD A RADIO BUT SUFFERING FROM LOT OF PROBLEMS>>>I AM confused abt the basic circuit of the radio......anyone have idea abt that/////pls HELP......

Question by archeopterics 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to make a radio telescope (With simple tools)? Answered

Please tell me How to make a radio telescope (With simpleTools )?

Question by sky777 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Battery removal from Mini Bluetooth Radio?

I have a battery that is dead inside a mini portable Bluetooth Radio, the radio can work only plugged for few minutes, then it turns OFF, a radio assistant says : "please recharge your battery"!!. As it is a Chinese product, i couldn't find this type of battery, i've taken out the battery and plug the radio directly to the adapter, the radio runs for 1.5 seconds then is turns off!! then a loop like this runs endlessly! so am wondering if there is any way to remove the battery element completely and use the Radio only with cable.

Question by Bouzenzel 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Is using PCB in a radio circuit a problem? Answered

I am making this FM bug: . I decided that I would use this instructable as my first PCB creation. However, I read that the copper creates small capacitors and would ruin the circuit. Would this be a problem on PCB?

Question by seraine 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do i make a radio without the crystals?

Some people have told  me about using a penny to make a radio. The objective though is to make a radio without the crystals

Question by ajyounes10 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Help to get rid of static on my alarm clock radio?

Every  time I take my hand away from my alarm clock radio there is static. Some times people walk in front of it there is static there.

Question by pheonix10 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

What can I do with parts from an old police radio?

I have an old police radio and i dont know what to do with the parts. Ive already taken it apart makeing sure i didnt break any of the parts, but i have no idea what to do now.

Question by Whiz kid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I need a small FM radio tuner that can be set up for presets?

I need a small form factor FM frequency radio with tuner that can be set up for presets and to a plug in power supply To be used on a exercise machine. It also needs a headphone jack.

Question by fiteqprpr 9 years ago

How would I go about making a low power radio station? any helpful info would be... helpful.?

I would like to start a low power radio station, only part time on the weekends. What kind of equipment would i need? 

Question by kiffer360 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can any one help me by saying any use of an old radio !!!!!!!!!! which works but i am not intrested , can i do

, can i do something else with it as i am a beginner !!!!!???????????? please help me !!!!!!!!!

Question by abhishek.sreeni 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Radio Shows

I was recently given a copy of an old radio show called The Shadow. I enjoyed listening to the program, and could not help but wonder if there are any new radio shows being broadcasted. I found a few shows that air in the UK, but I could not find any in the US. Does anyone know if there is a station that still has radio shows?

Topic by Sedgewick17 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Find it

Find the antenna! I need to make it bigger.

Topic by thejrb 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

can i sell my music through itune?

I am a musician and a compose i have recorded music audio and video.

Question by kutlane 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Question by pop top 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to spy on police radio?

How can I spy on the Police Radio, or any Group that using any radio waves to contact with each others. I need a simple way to make a device to be used to spy on the police radio. thanx

Question by zicorados 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

27MHZ 2-way radio? Answered

I need help building a 27MHZ 2-way radio, as the title suggests. I really want to build one so I can learn more about how radios work. And it has to be 27MHZ. I would also prefer the transmitter and receiver to be separate circuits, so there would be multiple uses for this. Thanks in advance, Dan

Question by DanielB12 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

homemade rider to rider radios?

Does anybody know how to make a set of voice operated rider to rider radios that can fit inside a crash helmet? im a real noob with electronics but im slowly learning, i can make an led flash and a buzzer sound and by the morning should be upto speed with a number of gate types. im on help!!?

Question by SAPPERSTICKY 9 years ago

My DJ Radio tribute!

My DJ Radio tribute! What do you think?

Topic by Hiyadudez 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

7MHz transmitter for ham radio? Answered

I'm fairly new to ham radio but I saw this and thought maybe I could use a 7MHz oscillator and a large antenna to use as a ham radio transmitter. Is this possible? If not, what could I do/use on the cheap as a ham radio transmitter/transceiver? Thanks, fusorx

Question by fusorx 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

flash drive and radio combined?

Does anyone know how to make an mp3 from portable radio and flash drive? thank you

Topic by redon12 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Radio Story on Tim Anderson

Long-time friend of Instructables Tim Anderson was recently profiled on radio station KALW. Didn't catch the show? No worries, you can listen to his interview here:  

Topic by kazmataz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago