Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
MacFixer, the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specialists
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - GPS & In Car Radio
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

GPS & In Car Radio

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Advanced GPS Lounge
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
treadman
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jun 22, 2004
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: GPS & In Car Radio Reply with quote

I have been reading about a gadget that will transmit, usually MP3s, from the PDA to be received on the car radio. If this could be made to interrupt the cd/tape in the same way a traffic anouncement does on RDS it would be cool. Does anyone know if this can be done?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The FM Transmitter devices can't operate the same as an RDS transmission, whilst this is technically possible they don't contain the electronics necessary to transmit the code tone that triggers RDS.

Another problem is that in the UK these devices are illegal as they transmit on bands that require licences. Ofcom are known for coming doen very heavily on people caught transgressing the WT laws so it is best avoided.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Thrubwell
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did try an Arkon mount that had an FM transmitter. The quality was terrible - kept drifting off frequency then I drove into an area where the chosen frequency was that of the local radio station. I found it much easier to use a "dummy" cassette that plugged into the audio jack of the PDA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
geraint
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jun 20, 2004
Posts: 194
Location: Dorset, UK.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...which presumably is not illegal Smile
_________________
Geraint

TomTom for iPhone v1.9
App version: 8.300 (777309)
Map: Western Europe v875.3668
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Advanced GPS Lounge All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
20.064 (22 Jun 22)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping