Can't stay home to listen to your favorite Radio show? Here's an easy and efficient way to record them.
Time Required: varied
- Locate the audio input jack on your VCR. You will usually find it next to the video input. Depending on the model, it might be in the front or back.
- Usually, the standard size input will be what is called an "RCA" style input.
- Look at the radio you are going to use for the sound source and find the output jack. Typically, it will be a miniature or sub-miniature output. It might be stereo or mono, depending on your radio.
- Obtain an adapter cord with the proper plug size on each end to extend from the radio to the VCR.
- Typically, you will need a what is called "male" plugs on the adpater, to fit into the radio's output and the VCR input.
- An electronics store, like Radio Shack, sells the kinds of adapters you will need.
- Turn your VCR to the usual channel you record on. (Channel 3 or Channel 4)
- Turn on your radio and turn the volume up about halfway. Your VCR most likely will have a built-in automatic level control.
- Leave the radio turned on to the frequency you wish to record.
- Set the VCR timer to begin recording at the time the radio show is on you wish to hear.
- The first few times you record, check the audio level and adjust as needed.
- For long recordings, remember to set your VCR to the "Extended Play" setting.
- For higher quality but shorter recordings, use the fastest speed available on your VCR
- Using a high-quality tape will enchance your recordings.
What You Need
- Video Tape
- Audio Adapter Cords