Posted: June 25th, 2021
Here is the schematic, PC board pattern, and parts placement for a low powered FM transmitter. The range of the transmitter when running at 9V is about 300 feet. Running it from 12V increases the range to about 400 feet. This transmitter should not be used as a room or telephone bug.
0.001uf Disc Capacitor
5.6pf Disc Capacitor
10uf Electrolytic Capacitor
3-18pf Adjustable Cap
270 Ohm 1/8W Resistor
270 Ohm 1/4W Resistor
4.7k 1/8W Resistor
4.7K 1/4W Resistor
10k 1/8W Resistor
10K 1/4W Resistor
100k 1/8W Resistor
100K 1/4W Resistor
2N2222A NPN Transistor
5 Turn Air Core Coil
9V Battery Snap, PC Board, Wire For Antenna
L1 and L2 are 5 turns of 28 AWG enamel coated magnet wire wound with an inside diameter of about 4mm. The inside of a ballpoint pen works well (the plastic tube that holds the ink). Remove the form after winding then install the coil on the circuit board, being careful not to bend it.
C5 is used for tuning. This transmitter operates on the normal broadcast frequencies (88-108MHz).
Q1 and Q2 can also be 2N3904 or something similar.
You can use 1/4 W resistors mounted vertically instead of 1/8 W resistors.
You may want to bypass the battery with a. 01uf capacitor.
An antenna may not be required for operation.
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