Re: Degen DE1128 Info


Hi Gary:

Thank for your reply.

The radio is specified as a FM Stereo-MW-SW DSP receiver.

Orders may be made at website based in Kwangchow (Canton) China. Contact person is Erin via hch@....

The complete package incl. international shipping is below US$95.00 and arrived in 2 weeks from date of order.

I must agreed with Jay it's a feature-rich radio with MP3 player and recording function built-in.

According to Degen, this product is milestone in 112X series but not to replace the DE1103 which they claimed to have sold over 300,000 units worldwide.

They also cited difficulties in getting components that may run out later for DE1103 and the software interface for design modern receiver like DE1128.

The limitation of MW could be due to the size of the radio to house the ferrite antenna as in DE1126. SW tuning is also limited at 5KHz internal covering from 13m to 120m unlike Tecsun PL210 with full band coverage from 522-29999KHz

As mentioned earlier, the outstanding feature of this handy product is it's connectivity with computer eanble MP3 songs and new podcasts to be downloaded directly and ready on the go...

The receiver is still its primary function but with many more features now!


--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Dear Mkang,

Thank you very much for posting the detailed information about the new
DE1128 receiver. It sounds very interesting.

Although the LCD language is not in English and the MW band tuning
steps are fixed at 9 kHz, if the new radio has FM sensitivity and
selectivity similar to (or superior to) the Tecsun Si4734 DSP chip
radios (PL-300WT, PL-310, PL-380 and PL-606), I would be very
interested in ordering a sample DE1128 to test out (if you can suggest
an ordering source in China or Hong Kong). Our Ultralight radio
enthusiast group has many FM-DXers, and they would probably be
interested in its performance compared to the Tecsun DSP models. A
translation sheet for the Chinese characters (to English) can be
probably be made up here, if the radio's FM-DXing performance is

73 and Thanks,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

-----Original Message-----
From: mkang <mkang367@...>
To: ultralightdx <ultralightdx@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 30, 2012 2:53 am
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Degen DE1128 Info

Hi there:

The Chinese Degen DE1128 only support LCD language in Chinese (both
traditional & simplified version) & Russia and MW is fixed on 9 KHz...

The radio is a multi-purpose device incorporating receiver, MP3 player,
digital recorder and music box functions.

Accordingly to Chinese website, it is supposed to be a milestone
product after DE1103. The interface is similar to DE1126 with an
additional speaker and numeric keypad to allow direct frequency entry...

The receiver is optimised for FM stereo listening with RDS support. FM
coverage from 64-108 MHz, MW from 522-1710 KHz. SW from 2.3 to 23 MHz.
A microSD card slot is available for additional storage.

FM & SWBCL for major broadcasters are sufficient on this small radio
with whip antenna only, though MW is barely adequate. Volume control
from 0 to 31 level but no treble & bass functions unlike other DSP come
with variable bandwith control.

The dual speaker system giving crisp and clear sound suitable for both
indoor & outdoor hearing. Connectivity to computer for downloading of
files and for lithium battery charging is a fast & easy.

This latest offering from Degen 112X smart-radio series is definitely a
step ahead of other like the Tecsun PL398MP & Anjan DTS-13...
especially with the computer-based control interface which allow user
to change the setting at a touch of the button.

All-in-all, this mobile device that may define the future of radio


--- In ultralightdx@..., "Tao Qu" <tquchina@> wrote:

Yes, the Chinese Degen DE1128 will support the LCD language in
Japanese, Russia and Korean only, and will take the design actions to
prevent installing the other brand name firmware on it...

- Tao Qu


From: ultralightdx@...
[mailto:ultralightdx@...] On
Behalf Of texnote
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:01 AM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: [ultralightdx] Degen DE1128 Info

I had a nice email from Tao Qu (tquchina on Ebay) about availability
Degen DE1128 on ebay. Here is his reply:

"The Chinese Degen DE1128 will not be suitable in USA because the MW
band is
fixed on 9 kHz (no 10 kHz support), and the panel labels and the LCD
no English ... this is the request from Eton/Grundig to protect their
own G2

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