Tecsun 2010D - Back to Basics


mkang
 

Hi:

The radio arrived in a shrink bubble wrap with a soft cloth bag and a 2.4 m ear piece.

It's larger than thought about the size of 9700Dx, an earlier analog model also from Tecsun which is still available.

The interface is neatly laid out: large speaker grille with power switch & LCD dsiplay on top and tonal control & band selector on the bottom of frequency display panel.

Jog wheel tunning & volume controls on the right with socket inlets for antenna, line in ear buds and Dc USB on the left.

If's not wrong, it's the first Tecsun radio to feature both analog display and LCD panels.

The display is small, but sharp & vivid enough to include control information to operate the radio.

Tuning for FM & program listening on SW bands have been encouraging especially via headpiece provided. Rich bass and clear tone are obvious.

The popular SW bands are well spread with 5kHz inclements, 800 kHz spread for 13, 22, 25, 31, 41 & 49 mBs and 900 Khz for 16 & 19 mBs.

Tecsun has re-engineered this portable with back to basics functionalities using the latest Si48XX DSP chip.

It may not be full feature product like the PL660 but a viable value proposition based on price offered and features provided.

It should appeal to any casual users who prefer akin to analog slider bar requency indicator, jog wheel tuning and mimic LCD display panel beneath a wealth of moderm receiver technology.

73s
Mkang


Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

----- Original Message ----- From: mkang
...

Jog wheel tunning & volume controls ...

If's not wrong, it's the first Tecsun radio to feature both analog display and LCD panels.
...
The popular SW bands are well spread with 5kHz inclements, 800 kHz spread for 13, 22, 25, 31, 41 &
49 mBs and 900 Khz for 16 & 19 mBs.

Tecsun has re-engineered this portable with back to basics functionalities using the latest Si48XX
DSP chip.

It may not be full feature product like the PL660 but a viable value proposition based on price
offered and features provided.

It should appeal to any casual users who prefer akin to analog slider bar requency indicator, jog
wheel tuning and mimic LCD display panel beneath a wealth of moderm receiver technology.

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Thanks for the update. We all, of course, now look forward to a detailed performance report!

It sounds as if tuning is either

a) 5kHz steps in the digital display, but with 1kHz fine-tuning between these display steps.
or
b) 5kHz "jumps" in tuning, matching 5kHz digital readout increments and no 1kHz tuning option;
the analog scales serving only as an approximating orientation aid.

MIchael


Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

The swling.com review answers my query re tuning increments.

So it does, indeed, appear that this receiver is not a good choice. Possibly because it is designed
primarily
for domestic listeners who would only wish to receive powerful stations, particuarly national
ones...

Michael
UK

--------------------swling.com review ---------------
Paul says:
June 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm
It is not clear from your review whether you can actually tune in between 10 kHz (MW) or 5 kHz (SW)
stations/broadcasts.
When you tune to say 5975, will the next station tuned be 5980, or can you fine tune to say 5977,
even though the digital display may still show 5975?

Thomas says:
June 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm
Tuning increments are only in 5 kHz steps on SW. This was a limitation with the other
mechanically-tuned SiLabs DSP chip.
Fortunately, you can chage between 9kHz/10kHz on MW and there are FM bands for Japan, Russia and the
rest of the world.

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----- Original Message ----- From: mkang
...
Jog wheel tunning & volume controls ...
...
The popular SW bands are well spread with 5kHz inclements, ...

--------------

Thanks for the update. We all, of course, now look forward to a detailed performance report!

It sounds as if tuning is either

a) 5kHz steps in the digital display, but with 1kHz fine-tuning between these display steps.
or
b) 5kHz "jumps" in tuning, matching 5kHz digital readout increments and no 1kHz tuning option;
the analog scales serving only as an approximating orientation aid.

MIchael


keith beesley
 

Yeah, I'm coming to the conclusion that the digital tuning/analog dial radios are (so far) designed more for the casual listener than the hard-core radio enthusiast. 

73s,

Keith B.
Seattle WA USA


From: Michael
To: ultralightdx@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Tecsun 2010D - Back to Basics

 
The swling.com review answers my query re tuning increments.

So it does, indeed, appear that this receiver is not a good choice. Possibly because it is designed
primarily
for domestic listeners who would only wish to receive powerful stations, particuarly national
ones...

Michael
UK

--------------------swling.com review ---------------
Paul says:
June 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm
It is not clear from your review whether you can actually tune in between 10 kHz (MW) or 5 kHz (SW)
stations/broadcasts.
When you tune to say 5975, will the next station tuned be 5980, or can you fine tune to say 5977,
even though the digital display may still show 5975?

Thomas says:
June 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm
Tuning increments are only in 5 kHz steps on SW. This was a limitation with the other
mechanically-tuned SiLabs DSP chip.
Fortunately, you can chage between 9kHz/10kHz on MW and there are FM bands for Japan, Russia and the
rest of the world.

---------------------------------

----- Original Message ----- From: mkang
...
Jog wheel tunning & volume controls ...
...
The popular SW bands are well spread with 5kHz inclements, ...

--------------

Thanks for the update. We all, of course, now look forward to a detailed performance report!

It sounds as if tuning is either

a) 5kHz steps in the digital display, but with 1kHz fine-tuning between these display steps.
or
b) 5kHz "jumps" in tuning, matching 5kHz digital readout increments and no 1kHz tuning option;
the analog scales serving only as an approximating orientation aid.

MIchael