Re: !! Urgent !! - Suggest a good shortwave reciever for around $100.00

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>

All power to All India Radio! They have vision!

The decadent West has sold its soul to DAB,
an inferior option.

Others are invited to comment, but my understanding
is that the new DSP chips would not be readily DRM-friendly.

It would surely be possible to build or buy a suitable
old-fashioned receiver to feed DRM software from
your former IF down-converter. You might wish to
check how it might conform to uldx criteria. However,
if antenna extravaganzas are accepted, a DRM-add-on
might receive an innovation dispensation :-)

Michael UK

----- Original Message -----
From: desai_amogh
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: 17 June 2011 19:00
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: !! Urgent !! - Suggest a good shortwave reciever for around $100.00

Getting legacy receiver is an issue hear.. and talking about limited immediate future of DRM.. dont
know abt other countries.. but AIR has already declared that, they are converting all existing
stations to DRM by 2015. So at least by next year I expect 10 stations on DRM in India (Hopefully).
Also there are other countries covering Asia as well.

I have already made the "low-IF add-on" "as real men do" and was using it with Degen DE 1103 but it

So, Does this mean Tecsun PL660 is not worth the DRM + Low IF add-on thing ???


So overall
--- In ultralightdx@..., "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

The newfangled digiprocessed whatsits are probably all DRM-unfriendly.
You need a low IF offshoot for DRM. Build your own, as real men do,
or use a legacy receiver, such as a 7600 with a low-IF add-on,
as real men do... There be useful notes on the world-wide webthingy.

DRM is so good that it probably has a limited immediate future.
Even though BBC and Deutsche Welle persist, the
ruled-by-conglomerates market decides what is best...

Michael UK

----- Original Message -----

From: desai_amogh

Back to the point. Can the PL660 be modded for DRM reception. I mean is it possible to get the IF
out of PL660 ??

I searched the internet for this alot but dont see anything about DRM reception using this PL660.
There are few DRM transimissions over India which will increase with time and I'm very much
interested in DRM.

I will be very happy to buy a Tecsun PL660 if someone could confirm DRM mod is possible.


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