Re: Group Posting Suggestions

Mark Roberts

I've learned from long experience, going back to Usenet newsgroups, to avoid getting wrapped up in meta-threads. Even so, I wanted to mention something recent.

This group has clued me into some good radios and, most recently, a much improved version of a radio I already had. The Tivdio V-115, which later became the Retekess V115 (no hyphen!) the recording capabilities of this unit interested me. But the reception quality was so-so, the recording function had a maximum bitrate of 128 kbps MP3, and audio from the headphone jack was tinny and scratchy.

A recent post here just happened to include a couple of audio clips recorded on a recently acquired Retekess V115 at 320 kbps MP3. It's not as if I needed another radio, but these units cost less than US$25, so I ordered one. It arrived today. Indeed, its maximum audio quality setting is now 320. Moderate quality is 160 and lowest quality is 128. In other words, the highest-quality bitrate on the older models is now considered the lowest quality on the new models. This upgrade in capabilities will be very handy for me. While 128 kbps MP3 is adequate for recording radio, I still like to get the highest quality I can. This upgrade is not reflected in the new radio's owner's manual, so it may be very new!

That's not all, though. The headphone audio problem has been fixed! Output through the headphone jack now sounds the way it should.

The menu text in the display also now uses a different, more readable font. Controls also seem more responsive than on the older models.

All this was found with about 1/2 hour with radio once it arrived today.

What's my point? I think it's that, if you read this group fairly regularly and know what to look for, you'll find there's a wealth of information here. It's why I stick around.

For what it's worth....cheers!

On Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 4:46 PM Michael.2E0IHW via <> wrote:
My sentiment entirely...

Michael UK

On 29/09/2022 21:10, Paul Blundell wrote:
As a "previous offender", I will keep this in mind.

I read all posts and while I don't reply as often as I did in the past, I do find them all very interesting and useful.

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