Re: Tecsun PL-380 "Soft Mute" (or lack thereof)

Gary DeBock

Hi Jim,
Thanks for the reminder, and of course your original message that Joyce had mentioned a "new version" of the PL-380 alerted us that Tecsun had made a change in the model-- and we appreciate your notice.
Since Joyce's description of the upgrade wasn't too clear, however, it's probably best that we get an actual "new version" PL-380 and run some actual tests on it, to determine exactly what Tecsun has changed. If Tecsun intends to bring back the full "soft mute" function, our group would probably like to know right away, before more DXers order PL-380's.
73 and Thanks, Gary 
In a message dated 1/5/2010 8:10:15 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, jshaw1@... writes:



I asked Ms. Joyce that question and her comment was that the upgrade was to make the "receiving status stabler." See msg 7132. Thanx!

Jim Shaw

--- In, D1028Gary@... wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Thanks for your comments, which sound logical to me.
> Since Joyce is probably not an expert in Tecsun radio design, however, the
> best option seems to be specifically placing an order with Joyce for a "new
> design" PL-380, then checking the DSP filter options on this new version,
> and stripping it down (as Roy suggests) to check the labeling on the DSP
> chip. This "new version" PL-380 order will be placed tonight, with the EMS
> shipping option.
> 73 and Thanks, Gary
> In a message dated 1/5/2010 6:28:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> mikecoughlin2@... writes:
> > I don't know if these are the official "new model" PL-380's (mentioned
> by Joyce of Anon-co), or not. Nothing seems different to me. <
> Since Joyce is the one who mentioned this 'version 2', why not "go
> straight to the horse's mouth" and, simply, ask her what the difference is? ...
> rather than all these attempts to infer what the difference(s) is(are) ...
> via empirical observation?

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