Customers who have bought the FCD from me have been giving valuable input too. They have said that it would be better if the unit was more portable, if it could include a way to charge a battery when on the move, and the inclusion of a dual DC-Battery system. Well, I listed to you all and have now included all of these in the new Mk4 -On Site version. Anyone who is waiting for their order for a build to be fulfilled, will receive the latest 3.1 version (with all of these extras) included at no extra charge -unless they still want the older 3.1 unit.
There is a new slant on the overall look of the unit too, but keeping in lines with the Mk3 as it was. The front panel has had an upgrade to plastic and now includes a sweep switch button and a new radio control fascia. Cosmetically the unit looks a lot nicer too with a natural wood stain and varnish finish surrounds and control knobs, instruments are clearly marked. The wooden box is protected by metal brass-coloured corner guards on the rear and a sturdy black metal speaker grille on the front . What I feel will be the most useful addition is the 5V USB connector port which will allow the enclosed lithium battery to be charged up while inside the FCD, while the radio unit itself is powered by a 9 Volts battery to give the amp and reverb/echo that extra bit of oomph!
The Mk4 -On Site FCD is able to play ghost box apps to through it's three ports: USB, AUX and TF Card Reader.The unit can also be paired up with i-phones using its bluetooth technology.
The FCD Mk3
The device incorporates a crystal radio set up, but it is the 5th Element (not shown in this photo) which enables it to be tuned to frequencies within the Ether and allow sound communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligences.