good for a tenner...I bought one

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Jim GM4DHJ ...

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Dec 2, 2022, 6:55:09 AM12/2/22
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Ian Jackson

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Dec 2, 2022, 8:49:56 AM12/2/22
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In message <tmcp2q$32pm4$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim GM4DHJ ...
<kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265691962390?hash=item3ddc799c16:g:ruwAAOSwLm9if8rZ

Should I buy one?
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Catweazel

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Dec 2, 2022, 9:30:15 AM12/2/22
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Not if you needed LW as well.

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 2, 2022, 12:48:53 PM12/2/22
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worth it just for the battery

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 2, 2022, 12:49:28 PM12/2/22
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you can't have everything

Ian Jackson

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Dec 2, 2022, 3:17:20 PM12/2/22
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In message <tmddq3$34bk9$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim gm4dhj ...
<kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
I've sent for one.
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Woody

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Dec 2, 2022, 3:33:30 PM12/2/22
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+1

Ian Jackson

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Dec 2, 2022, 3:59:41 PM12/2/22
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In message <tmdneo$352v4$1...@dont-email.me>, Woody
<harro...@ntlworld.com> writes
Just a thought, Jim - does the audio socket have stereo ?
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Custos Custodum

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Dec 2, 2022, 4:00:37 PM12/2/22
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It doesn't appear to have a BFO, so probably not much use for your
morning CW practice in the karzi. Then again, it looks like quite a
lot of radio (+ charger!) for a tenner. I might even be tempted
myself.

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 3, 2022, 3:53:09 AM12/3/22
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no idea...what are you wanting for a tenner delivered ?

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 3, 2022, 3:54:30 AM12/3/22
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you get one green 4.5v battery but only a charger lead

Ian Jackson

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Dec 3, 2022, 4:04:45 AM12/3/22
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In message <tmf2pj$3ange$3...@dont-email.me>, Jim gm4dhj ...
<kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>On 02/12/2022 20:42, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> In message <tmdneo$352v4$1...@dont-email.me>, Woody
>><harro...@ntlworld.com> writes
>>> On Fri 02/12/2022 20:17, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>>> In message <tmddq3$34bk9$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim gm4dhj ...
>>>><kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>>>>> On 02/12/2022 13:49, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>>>>> In message <tmcp2q$32pm4$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim GM4DHJ ...
>>>>>><kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265691962390?hash=item3ddc799c16:g:ruwAAOSw
>>>>>>> Lm9if8rZ
>>>>>>  Should I buy one?
>>>>> worth it just for the battery
>>>>  I've sent for one.
>>>
>>> +1
>> Just a thought, Jim - does the audio socket have stereo ?
>no idea...what are you wanting for a tenner delivered ?

For ten pounds, I want KWALITY!
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Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 3, 2022, 4:57:19 AM12/3/22
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I don't

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 3, 2022, 7:55:44 AM12/3/22
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On 03/12/2022 11:26, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> Op 02/12/2022 om 21:00 schreef Custos Custodum:
> You can buy two for £22 (notice the £1 delivery charge) and use one of
> the 2 as BFO. I am actually thinking of doing that myself. My only
> reservation is that digital tuning radios are quite noisy.
>
> The seller has only 98% positives. I'd stay away from any seller who
> hasn't at least 99.5%.
>
he took ages to send it...there was no delivery charge when I bought one

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 3, 2022, 7:57:51 AM12/3/22
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he has started charging £1 for delivery so not so good any longer...I
wouldn't bother

brian

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Dec 4, 2022, 12:35:13 AM12/4/22
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In message <tmfbpq$3bbsg$1...@dont-email.me>, Ottavio Caruso
<ottavio2006...@yahoo.com> writes
>Op 02/12/2022 om 21:00 schreef Custos Custodum:
>You can buy two for Ł22 (notice the Ł1 delivery charge) and use one of
>the 2 as BFO. I am actually thinking of doing that myself. My only
>reservation is that digital tuning radios are quite noisy.
>
>The seller has only 98% positives. I'd stay away from any seller who
>hasn't at least 99.5%.
>
Using a second radio as a bfo, may not work since there is no
conventional IF offset in modern digital radios. Look at the block
diagram.

eg
https://www.skyworksinc.com/-/media/Skyworks/SL/documents/public/data-she
ets/Si4730-31-34-35-D60.pdf

Brian GM4DIJ

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Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 5, 2022, 7:08:49 AM12/5/22
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On 05/12/2022 10:49, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> Op 04/12/2022 om 05:34 schreef brian:
>> In message <tmfbpq$3bbsg$1...@dont-email.me>, Ottavio Caruso
>> <ottavio2006...@yahoo.com> writes
>>> Op 02/12/2022 om 21:00 schreef Custos Custodum:
>>>> On Fri, 2 Dec 2022 13:49:43 +0000, Ian Jackson
>>>> <ianREMOVET...@g3ohx.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> In message <tmcp2q$32pm4$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim GM4DHJ ...
>>>>> <kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265691962390?hash=item3ddc799c16:g:ruwAAOS
>>>>>> wLm9if8rZ
>>>>>
>>>>> Should I buy one?
>>>>  It doesn't appear to have a BFO, so probably not much use for your
>>>> morning CW practice in the karzi. Then again, it looks like quite a
>>>> lot of radio (+ charger!) for a tenner. I might even be tempted
>>>> myself.
>>>
>>>
>>> You can buy two for £22 (notice the £1 delivery charge) and use one
>>> of the 2 as BFO. I am actually thinking of doing that myself. My only
>>> reservation is that digital tuning radios are quite noisy.
>>>
>>> The seller has only 98% positives. I'd stay away from any seller who
>>> hasn't at least 99.5%.
>>>
>> Using a second radio as a bfo, may not work since there is no
>> conventional IF offset in modern digital radios. Look at the block
>> diagram.
>>
>> eg
>> https://www.skyworksinc.com/-/media/Skyworks/SL/documents/public/data-she
>> ets/Si4730-31-34-35-D60.pdf
>>
>> Brian GM4DIJ
>>
>
> Oops. That's why I prefer analog radio, however what if:
>
> 1) You just put the two radio at the same frequency, that should well
> generate a beat oscillation, no?
>
> 2) You put a cw transmitter near to it, a la Peter Parker vk3ye of
> Youtube fortune? That also should give a beat oscillation?
>
>
you won't get within 5Kc/s of the frequency

Ian Jackson

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Dec 6, 2022, 5:20:51 PM12/6/22
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Well, Jim, mine arrived yesterday.
USB charging lead, but no charger.
FM performance is good, MW middling, and SW just noise.
Still, not too bad for a tenner.

Any idea how to store stations? There are no instructions, and lots of
Googling totally fails to find any information. No idea about using the
SD card facility.
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Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 7, 2022, 2:54:33 AM12/7/22
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On 06/12/2022 22:20, Ian Jackson wrote:
> In message <tmcp2q$32pm4$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim GM4DHJ ...
> <kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
>> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265691962390?hash=item3ddc799c16:g:ruwAAOSwLm9if8rZ
>
> Well, Jim, mine arrived yesterday.
> USB charging lead, but no charger.

told you there was no charger

> FM performance is good, MW middling, and SW just noise.
> Still, not too bad for a tenner.
>
> Any idea how to store stations? There are no instructions, and lots of
> Googling totally fails to find any information. No idea about using the
> SD card facility.

no idea

Ian Jackson

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Dec 7, 2022, 3:17:24 AM12/7/22
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In message <tmpgrn$giv5$1...@dont-email.me>, Jim gm4dhj ...
<kinvig...@ntlworld.com> writes
So yet again you've let me down. I'm extremely disappointed.
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Jim Stewart ...

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Dec 7, 2022, 2:14:36 PM12/7/22
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tough titties

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 8, 2022, 2:55:02 AM12/8/22
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what did you want for a tenner?

Rambo

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Dec 8, 2022, 12:38:33 PM12/8/22
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Stick an mp3 USB in the socket. The radio will mute for a little
whilst it searches, then press play. Left and right single press to
select track or hold for fast forward/rev. Seems to ignore folders.

Seems to be 50 odd memories per band per band but how to program them
is anyones guess!

A. non Eyemouse

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Dec 9, 2022, 9:54:36 AM12/9/22
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It only memorizes the Chinese stations. How else do you think they
spread their SW propaganda? Got one in the museum yet?

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Where Morse meets House.

A. non Eyemouse

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Dec 9, 2022, 9:55:46 AM12/9/22
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On Thu, 8 Dec 2022 07:55:00 +0000
"Jim gm4dhj ..." <kinvig...@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> what did you want for a tenner?

A picture of The King on a banknote?

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 9, 2022, 12:19:13 PM12/9/22
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chinky stations are all that is on sw

A. non Eyemouse

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Dec 10, 2022, 2:37:11 PM12/10/22
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American right-wing conspiracy theorists and religious broadcasters via
WWCR Nashville. And the BBC World Service!

Jim gm4dhj ...

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Dec 11, 2022, 3:13:56 AM12/11/22
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must be that wee radio that doesn't pick them up

A. non Eyemouse

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Dec 11, 2022, 9:01:51 AM12/11/22
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Precisely.
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