Sony SRFM807


Horacio Nigro <hanigrodx@...>
 

Anybody can tell if this is a good ULR?

http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Tvs_And_Home_Theatre/Sony/SRFM807_PORTABLE_AMFM_RADIO/24129

Horacio A. Nigro
Montevideo
Uruguay


satya@...
 

Hi Horacio:

It looks very intruiging, although I have never heard anything about it.

As to how it matches up with the ULR definitions, at $127 it is more than
$100, so that would apparently disqualify it. Also, it looks like it only
tunes to 1602 khz in 9 khz steps, so DXers in the Americas may not find it
that attareactive.

Man, I wish Sony would market these types of radios in the Western
hemisphere!! Something like this would probably be much cheaper and would
have 9/10 khz step selection.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

Anybody can tell if this is a good ULR?

http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Tvs_And_Home_Theatre/Sony/SRFM807_PORTABLE_AMFM_RADIO/24129

Horacio A. Nigro
Montevideo
Uruguay




satya@...
 

Hi Horacio:

I take it back!

On the tuning thing: it is selectable to 10 khz splits. The manual which
explains how to switch 9/10 khz tuning is at:
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/1402397/Sony---SRF-M807---Operating-Instructions-%C2%B7-Portuguese-063-Mb

On the price aspect, doing a search, it looks like it can be obtained for
$98 Australian, which is about $70 US, so it can be had for under the $100
limit. So, if someone could figure out how to get one from Australia, and
the features are verified under the Definitions (it certainly looks like
it would qualify), this could be a very nice ULR!

Kevin S

Anybody can tell if this is a good ULR?

http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Tvs_And_Home_Theatre/Sony/SRFM807_PORTABLE_AMFM_RADIO/24129

Horacio A. Nigro
Montevideo
Uruguay




satya@...
 

OK, it's available at Amazon.co.uk for 71 euros delivered in 6-10 days to
North America, which is about $93. It looks like the vendor is in
Germany.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0009I9YOQ/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

The reviews at the Japanese Amazon site indicate that the AM sensitivity
is very good, so perhaps it is the T615 without the memories??

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.amazon.co.jp/%25E3%2582%25BD%25E3%2583%258B%25E3%2583%25BC-SRF-M807-SONY-FM%25E3%2583%25A9%25E3%2582%25B8%25E3%2582%25AA/dp/B000652P5C&ei=aIDfScaAIaHytAPhl6S4CQ&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=9&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSony%2BSRF-M807%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D10

If it has the performance of the T615 at this price, it would be quite a
bargain, as long as you didn't need the memories.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

Anybody can tell if this is a good ULR?

http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Tvs_And_Home_Theatre/Sony/SRFM807_PORTABLE_AMFM_RADIO/24129

Horacio A. Nigro
Montevideo
Uruguay




m_a_schuster
 

The instruction sheet does show how to change the step to 10 KHz, but further down in the specs, it seems that the frequency range depends on the market. The NA/SA model goes to 1710 KHz, while the model for "other countries" does not, even with the step changed.

This behavior is entirely consistent with Sony's design on other digital radios, like the SRF-M97 pocket radio. The ones on eBay are for the Hong Kong market and only go to 1620 KHz even with the step set for North America. An identical looking NA/SA model was briefly available and it covered the full MW band regardless.

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, satya@... wrote:

Hi Horacio:

It looks very intruiging, although I have never heard anything about it.

As to how it matches up with the ULR definitions, at $127 it is more than
$100, so that would apparently disqualify it. Also, it looks like it only
tunes to 1602 khz in 9 khz steps, so DXers in the Americas may not find it
that attareactive.

Man, I wish Sony would market these types of radios in the Western
hemisphere!! Something like this would probably be much cheaper and would
have 9/10 khz step selection.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA



Anybody can tell if this is a good ULR?

http://www.digitalhome.com.au/Tvs_And_Home_Theatre/Sony/SRFM807_PORTABLE_AMFM_RADIO/24129

Horacio A. Nigro
Montevideo
Uruguay




ronshire2000
 

fellas, it looks like the preset keys operate the memories, the Japanese Amazon site picture shows a number "PRESET" & "6" in the display and note the word PRESET and + and - keys

Ron

If it has the performance of the T615 at this price, it would be quite a
bargain, as long as you didn't need the memories.