Re: From the 2021 Ultralight Radio Shootout-- XHDATA D-808 Full Review

Les Rayburn

Welcome to the group. 

Quality control with any product is a challenge. It’s clear from reading your review that you received a “lemon” (bad sample) of the D-808.  The unit that you received does not perform similar to what users here have experienced. 

For example, the DSP audio bandwidth settings are quite accurate with 4 kHz and 2.5 kHz being very close to exactly that when viewed on an audio waveform here. 

Performance wise, the XHDATA D-808 ranks among the best portables that I’ve ever owned. I’d recommend purchasing another one before giving up on this stellar performer. 

Best of DX to you. 


Les Rayburn, N1LF
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On Mar 3, 2021, at 4:16 AM, Zacharias Liangas via <zliangas@...> wrote:

Hello Gary  I just entered to  this group
My proposal: tit is better to post your files in pdf form for security reasons

Here is my report /review  for the XHdata 808 with a few interesting opinions after along test before giving it back - I was not impressed for its ...sound

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