This is for Radio Shack, that lady who just made a return, and everyone else out there who ever bought one of those iPod/MP3 player radio transmitters for their car and it never seems to work properly or get clear reception. I know and feel your pain and I’m here to hopefully help.
I’m calling out Radio Shack and that customer because I overheard them making the return transaction while I was shopping for semi-related audio tech. She complained she couldn’t get a clear station anywhere on the dial. The sales associate agreed and said how Connecticut is filled with radio stations that are used. I wanted to jump in and suggest or recommend a few stations I found success… such as 107.5 FM. Generally, the low end and the high end of the dial is where you want to tune your transmitter to. In fact, a few of these transmitters only have those settings. You’ll get the least interference and the clearest reception with those stations. But I did not speak up and butt in with this insider knowledge. I felt that would be rude. Plus maybe she just needed the money back for something else. Or maybe the one she bought just really sucks.
But I know sometimes these transmitters do just suck. Sometimes it’s not loud enough. Sometimes all you get is static regardless if the station is free. And sometimes the most expensive isn’t the best. My lone tip isn’t guarenteed, but maybe it’ll help somebody in the future when it comes to purchasing or getting your transmitter to work properly. I’m not telling what station I use so no one jams my station. (Not that its a big deal, but I now use 87.9.) But play around with the transmitter and radio stations available. And what works for one transmitter may not work for another. So don’t get too frustrated… unless of course the device you bought really does suck. Sorry.
This is DJ Sterling Silver signing off.