I know this isn't a flashlight related topic, but I know there are quite a few engineers on here and maybe someone can help me with this....
I am a police officer and for the next three months I will be stuck stuck on the night shift at work. While we are usually pretty busy up until around 1, past 3am it is pretty much dead. Leaving me with nothing to do except drive around and listen to the radio which, of course, sucks at night.
So I purchased one of those FM transmitters (belkin) that hook up to your MP3 player and plays through your car radio. You plug the transmitter into the headphone jack of the mp3 player. Since I mostly listen to talk shows and podcasts, I wasn't looking for good quality. The problem is I can't get it to listenable quality on any station.
So does anyone have any tips on making this baby work better? Today I went to radio shack and purchased a headphone extender. My theory is that it will give the transmitter an 8 foot longer "antennae" (maybe?). So I'm going to try that tonight. Any other ideas?