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Bluetooth Speakers

Post by Jeeps4Brains » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:46 am

I have thought about converting a military radio into a modern radio to play songs or putting a CD player inside. But I could not bring myself to gut a radio.

At a show a few years ago a buddy of mine brought a low power ham radio to the event and broadcast music. Those of us that had working radios could tune it in. I used my R422. But then the R422 is running my Jeep batteries down. So there had to be a better solution.

I found a pair of Bluetooth speakers that would fit in an old speaker shell I had. So I went with that idea. I use my old i-phone 5 to connect to them. The speakers are rechargeable and are supposed to play for 5 hours.

Here is a video I made to show my brothers. https://youtu.be/n4mV-nb_zt4

Right now I have 1960's music but I will create a playlist of radio chatter.

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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Post by YLG80 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:25 am

Here you can download a few radio chatters from my collection.
Certain files are soundtrack extracted from videos .
I upload these files into an SD card on a mini MP3 player module located inside the military radio.
You could decompress the file and upload the mp3 files into your iphone. Easy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/55xlde7fftvam ... 3.zip?dl=0

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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Post by creinemann » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 am

I bought a few of these Bluetooth modules and used them in line inside original radios. They are so small you can fit them in just about anything. and the read from really any thing, mini SD cards, usb, blutooth. And they have a tiny remote so you can stop start play, etc without opening up equipment. Mine will run through my R100/URR radio for at least 5 days on a small 12 volt battery. I have used them as well in my switchboard to 'broadcast' fire control info along to field telephones and radios.

I am working on a write up on my site at: http://m37.crwdesigns.com/wwii-radio-restoration/

SANWU® HF183 TPA3116 2X50W Digital Wireless Bluetooth Receiver Module Amplifier Board U Disk TF Card Decoder Dual Channel With Remote Control
https://www.banggood.com/SANWU-HF183-TP ... 8hinsu0YG5

It takes a month to get from China, but look on the site for American Shippers, or on ebay, then they come in a few days.
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Post by YLG80 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 pm

Thanks for that information on the Bluetooth module.
SANWU® HF183 TPA3116 2X50W Digital Wireless Bluetooth Receiver Module Amplifier Board U Disk TF Card Decoder Dual Channel With Remote Control
https://www.banggood.com/SANWU-HF183-TP ... 8hinsu0YG5
Could you tell me if the remote control works when the BT module is installed inside a WWII radio.
These radios are usually shielded like tanks :) !
I guess also that this module does not work with an iPhone because of the IOS locked bluetooth stack?
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Post by creinemann » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:43 pm

yes, there must be some way to get IR (infrared) into the radio to operate BT, I just put it near speaker grill. Not sure about any locked stack BT, works with My android and wifes Iphone just fine. Just has to be paired. I put one inside a LS-7 speaker housing. Then I could use it on any radio and it looked like that radio was playing the music/sounds
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Re: Bluetooth Speakers

Post by YLG80 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:59 pm

That's really cool. Thanks for sharing that tip.
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