Re: PL - 310 via HKequipment-FARMERIK
Hello Stephan and Farmerik,
Thanks for sharing impressions of your purchase of the PL-310 from HK Equipment, Richard. I hope you will enjoy lots of exciting DX with your new radio.
In answer to your question, Stephan, there haven't been any recent PL-310 purchasers reporting changes in SI Firmware/Hardware. The PL-310 apparently still has the original specifications and performance, as reported in October. Although it includes a loopstick slightly longer and more sensitive (on AM and LW) than that of the PL-380, the "soft mute" function in the PL-310 is more of an irritant than in the PL-380, where the "soft mute" threshold level has been reduced.
Both models have superb 1 kHz DSP filtering, and multiple digital tuning methods. If you plan to use external antennas or chase 9 kHz-split DX, though, the PL-380 may be the better choice because of its ability to tune 1 kHz farther away from domestic splatter without a great drop-off in the DX station's signal quality (due to the "soft mute" function engaging). This can make a big difference in the reception of the weaker TA's or TP's adjacent to domestic stations.
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
In a message dated 4/6/2010 3:43:55 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, schaa@... writes: