FM radio

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech' started by Nevis, May 19, 2017.

  1. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    i use my phone. great reception and can play through the speaker. Many smart phones have an FM tuner so might be worth a check. Very low power use too
  3. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    What if you don't have coverage? Will it still work?
  4. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yes it doesnt need a phone signal or data. Its a separate chip
  5. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    Will an app for an iPhone work the same way?
  6. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    no it will need a data connection
  7. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    So best to have a tiny radio then
  8. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    yes if you dont have onboard fm on the phone.
  9. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    Have an iPhone
  10. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  11. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    Was really looking for one with a speaker, even though it might sound tinny.
  12. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

  13. Nevis

    Nevis Trail Blazer

    Jaysus it's amazing what you buy for a couple of pounds
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  14. Nigellionheart

    Nigellionheart Trekker

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  15. Quixoticgeek

    Quixoticgeek Ultralighter

    Be aware that some countries are starting to phase out FM in favour of DAB. Norway for example is moving to DAB for all it's radio.

    J
  16. Gadget

    Gadget Section Hiker

  17. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've got a mobile DAB - I don't use it anymore as the signal was too patchy; this might have changed though.
  18. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    DAB is a lot heavier on battery use than analogue radio. I have a tiny SONY SRF-84 which is amazingly good at modulating weak signals and sips power from a single AAA battery. No speaker though.
  19. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer

  20. Dippa

    Dippa Backpacker

  21. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Am well worth having if your as dull as me and a radio 4 listener. I've yet to find a mp3 player with a usable radio, they never seem to get signal. Best was my old Sony phone, but I do what I can to not use up phone battery so just download podcasts and use a cheap 16gig mp3 player with massive battery life now

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