AM Stereo listening, using Sony radio and Radio Shack "Silent Play".

AM Stereo listening, using Sony radio and Radio Shack "Silent Play".

Post by Robert Cas » Fri, 17 Jun 1994 12:32:25

Here's a way to listen to an AM stereo station (in my case, KBBT Portland)
while using the computer (a PC).  The Sony SRF-A100 stereo AM radio is
connected to my big stereo system in the living room, but my PC is in
a bedroom upstairs.  Rather than move the Sony (besides, the computer stuff
RFI's the AM band badly), I got at Radio Shack a "Silent Play" device.
This thing is intended to be used with Nintendo video games so one
can play a game without the rest of the house hearing it.  It's a small
stereo FM transmitter, and the receiver is a rather deaf FM walkman.
connected the silent play to the tape out of the stereo system, and
selected an empty FM freq, looks like 92.7 has nothing on it in this
town.  (checked it with good radios to be sure).  Set up an old stereo
set I had since high school next to the computer on the table, and
aside from lesser frequency response and a bit of noise, it sounds
like a FM stereo station.  And no computer RFI.  The silent play has
a range of about 30 feet at most. Pico-broadcasting  :-)