How to Program a Bluetooth With a Phonak FM Transmitter
a Swiss company that specializes in hearing aids, makes several FM
transmitters that transmit sounds from a source to a hearing aid,
giving the listener clear and dynamic sound. The SmartLink+ FM
transmitter features audio zoom settings to control the source and
intensity of incoming audio as well as audio inputs for wireless TV. It
also features Bluetooth support, which is a wireless protocol for
sending and receiving data and most commonly used to connect cell
phones to wireless headsets. Bluetooth allows you to connect your cell
phone to the FM transmitter to make phone calls through your hearing
Turn on your cell phone and SmartLink+ FM transmitter.
Press and hold the green "Phone" button on the SmartLink+ for five seconds until the screen starts to flash.
to the Bluetooth menu on your phone and select "Search" or "Add Device"
to add a new Bluetooth device. Every phone has a different process, so
refer to your phone's user guide for specific instructions on how to
add a new device.
Select "SmartLink+" from the list of available Bluetooth devices on your phone.
Enter "0000" as the device password if you are prompted to by your phone to complete the pairing process.
How to Build an FM Transmitter Antenna
satellite receivers let you listen to music through your car's FM radio
by using a built-in FM transmitter. You can make an FM transmitter
antenna, which will amplify and boost the FM transmission capabilities
of the satellite radio's FM transmitter. This will provide a better
signal for hearing the music being transmitted. You will need a few
parts from an electronics
supply shop and expertise in using a heat gun and soldering iron. The
satellite radio must have a plug to accept an FM transmitter antenna or
the antenna cannot be used.
Things You'll Need:
2.5mm phone plug
Copper wire spool
Heat shrink tubing
the back off the phone plug. Unwind some copper wire from the copper
wire spool. Strip a half inch of insulation off the end of the copper
wire with the wire strippers.
Push the end of the copper wire through the hole in the bottom of the back of the phone plug.
up the soldering iron for two minutes. Solder the end of the copper
wire to the inside metal lug attached to the phone plug. Let the solder
cool for a minute.
Cut a piece of heat shrink tubing that is about the same length of the metal lug with the utility knife.
Put the piece of heat shrink tubing over the metal lug. Hold the heat gun over the heat shrink tubing. Turn on the heat gun.
Turn off the heat gun after a minute has gone by.
Screw the back of the phone plug back onto the phone plug.
two feet of copper wire from the back of the phone plug. Cut the copper
wire from the copper wire spool at the two-foot mark with the wire
Plug the phone plug into the phone plug connection on the portable satellite radio.
How to Place an FM Transmitter for a Radio Station
placing your FM transmitter for your radio station is perhaps one of
the most important technical things you do. The placement of your FM
transmitter determines who your audience is and how far-reaching your
the instructions you are given by the FCC carefully to determine the
scope of how strong of a signal you are allowed to have and which
regions you are not allowed to interfere with.
who you want to have in your audience. Typically radio stations want to
include as many people as possible in their audience within the
municipalities that they want to reach.
your primary and secondary audiences. When you place a transmitter,
depending on the signal strength, you will have a primary audience and
a secondary audience. The primary audience includes the areas that will
most strongly pick up your signal. The secondary audience includes the
areas that will pick up the signal more weakly.
the center of where you want your primary audience to be. It might be
in the middle of a cornfield somewhere, or it might be in the center of
the city. You want to find the median location of where your primary
audience is situated.
around in the locations where you would like to place your FM
transmitter. Look to see if there are towers already in place or
whether you would have to build one yourself.
the owners of the towers in the areas you are considering for your FM
transmitter. Find out how much it would cost for you to rent space on
their towers. Compare the costs and the benefits of having your
transmitter in each particular location.
Mount your FM transmitter on the tower you selected.