What equipment do I need for an FM Radio Station?

Are you going to build an FM radio station and wondering what to buy? This post is JUST FOR YOU.

 

This is a complete guide about the selection of FM broadcast equipment and FM radio equipment.

 

Before going in depth, we want to give you a general view of the radio broadcast equipment needed to start a radio station.

 

The Minimum Broadcast Equipment to Start the FM Radio Station Site is:

FM Broadcast Transmitter

FM Antenna

Cable RF to connect antenna to FM Transmitter

RF Connectors

Mixer Console

Microphones

Headphones

Headphones distributor

Active Speakers Monitors

Mic Arms

Then you can optionally add:

Microphone Processor

Audio Processor

Phone Hybrid Interface

Telephone

GSM Interface

On Air Light

CD player

Tuner FM Receiver good quality

RDS Encoder

 

FM Broadcast Transmitter and FM Antenna are the most important equipment you need to pay attention to.

 

You should learn that the three factors determine the cover range of FM Transmitters: the power of FM Transmitters, the installed position of the antennas (that is, height), and the environment.

 

Among them, the power and the height of antennas are what we can control.

As an FM Radio Station should cover as much range as it can, these two devices should fit your requirement.

 

For example, if you need to build a low-power FM Radio Station, you can choose 10w, 50w, and 100w transmitters. But if you are about to start on a larger FM Radio Station, 200w, 500w, or even 1000w and higher power transmitters will be your choices.

 

In terms of the height of antennas, you should choose a position that is as high as possible and without barriers and signal interference nearby.

 

You may still wonder about the appropriate range of the transmitters. Assuming the antenna has a clear view, the frequency is clear and an average (poor) quality portable receiver is used, typical transmission power vs range figures are allowed for reference as follows:

Power watts ERP

Range (miles)

1W

approximately 1-2 (1.5-3km)

5W

approximately 3-4 (4-5km)

15W

approximately 6 (10km)

30W

approximately 9 (15km)

100W

approximately 15 (24km)

300W

approximately 30 (45km)

 

Moreover, Some Useful Equipment is Recommended as Follows. You can Add:

Computer with automation and playlist software

Computer Monitor

Broadcast desk and Furniture

 
If Your Budget is Enough, Then a Guest Desk can be Added With:

Microphone

Microphone Processor

Mic Arms

Headphone

Telephone

And an Off-Air Production Station Studio.

Mixer Console

Microphones

Headphones

Headphones distributor

Active Speakers Monitors

Mic Arms

Microphone Processor

Audio Processor

Phone Hybrid Interface

Telephone

GSM Interface

On Air Light

CD player

Tuner FM Receiver good quality

RDS Encoder

Computer with automation and play list software

Computer Monitor

Broadcast desk and Furniture

 

FMUSER has been dedicated to providing FM broadcast equipment for decades with high quality and reasonable prices. A complete line of FM broadcast equipment and antennas and other stuff for radio stations are available. If you are intended to buy our FM transmitters for sale and FM radio antennas for sale, please free to contact us!!

 
I only have a limited budget. Is that enough?

The main aspect to consider in selecting the equipment is the economic budget.

 

The question is: do we need to buy high-cost devices to have a good quality radio?

 

The answer is: NO

 

By carefully choosing the material and the supplier, you can build a good quality radio station with a limited budget.

 

For a small economic radio station equipment studio package provided by FMUSER, including a 4-channel audio console, (the type used for music recording), a 350w FM transmitter, an FM dipole antenna, a 30m 1/2'' coaxial cable with connectors, an 8-way mixer, 2 monitor headphones, 2 monitor speaker, an audio processor, 2 microphones, 2microphone stands, and 2 BOP covers, with only less than 2000$.

 

Instead, going through infinite nuances: one or more on-air studios, guest location, off-air production studios, exclusive equipment for broadcast applications, digital audio mixer consoles of 24 or more channels, hybrids telephone inputs, expensive Orban or Axia type processors, high-quality microphones, and headphones, servers to store the media, software automation, furniture designed for radio broadcast applications, ups, transmission sites with 10kW transmitter, antenna systems up to 8 bay, moto-generator… the minimum cost could start with 40000$.

 

The above two radio packages are for sale now and welcome to contact us for more details if you are interested.

 

In conclusion, starting from a small budget, choosing carefully to fit the requirement. After all, as all things in life, what matters is the best choice for you and having high-quality content.

 
We Made Our Effort to Save your Time and Cost

Building a radio station or modernizing it is not an easy job but it is certainly an exciting activity. We have met many people who flinched because of spending too much time and cost.

 

Why not buy FMUSER's Economic Complete 350w Radio Station Equipment Studio Package or Turnkey Studio Solution? Both these radio station equipment for sale have gained satisfaction from a lot of customers. With decades of years of experience and mature production technology, we hope that with our help this work will be easy.

 

As a high-tech company with decades of experience and has gained much satisfaction from our customers, our commitment is to help you make the right decisions and get the best results with the budget you have.

 

If you have such questions like price, delivery time, or specs are also free to ask. Say what you need, WE ARE ALWAYS LISTENING.

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