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Author Topic: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX  (Read 6985 times)

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On Aug 16, 3:03 am, arthrny...@webtv.net wrote:
- On Aug 16, 1:48 am, SC Dxing <scdx...@gmail.com> wrote:
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- > For the few in here who actually listen to shortwave radio
anymore.
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- >http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/5450.html
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- > Looks like a huge improvement over the 350 for the same price, 99
- > bucks.
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- There were some posts about it on August13. Doubt if it will be
- tremendously better from 350 or 350DL.For some reason PRC is not
- exporting decent radios ,though they are quite advanced and capable
- now.

-info- new Grundig S450DLX Radio
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.radio.shortwave/msg/ff9272c05a36d479
-thread-
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.radio.shortwave/browse_frm/thread/c01cd99ed0e809e6/ff9272c05a36d479?#ff9272c05a36d479
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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 0021 UTC »
Um, ah, no ah ... SSB mode that can be seen?

From the Universal Radio link above:

   Additionally there is an AM IF Output jack (F type). This is available for possible
  future accessory devices such as DRM or SSB decoders.


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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 0310 UTC »
Um, ah, no ah ... SSB mode that can be seen?

From the Universal Radio link above:

   Additionally there is an AM IF Output jack (F type). This is available for possible
  future accessory devices such as DRM or SSB decoders.




No SSB - That's definitely a deal killer.
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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 0323 UTC »
Ok, I admit it; I am just trying to pump and dump my Grundig stock...

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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 0056 UTC »
Ok, I admit it; I am just trying to pump and dump my Grundig stock...

What would a "future" ssb decoder look like? I've never seen an "outboard" ssb decoder. Would this be something new or does something like this exist now?
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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 0238 UTC »
Ok, I admit it; I am just trying to pump and dump my Grundig stock...

What would a "future" ssb decoder look like? I've never seen an "outboard" ssb decoder. Would this be something new or does something like this exist now?

I haven't either, but I would guess it would essentially have to be an almost-complete SSB receiver, without the front-end that drops the signal down to the IF frequency. It would probably be as expensive as the radio, unless there was a way to do it using software.

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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 0354 UTC »
I think it's a device that lets you tune in radio broadcasts that haven't happened yet.

Does anyone know where I can log my reception report of next week's WEAK show?  I'm going to have really great reception for that one.

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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 0553 UTC »
Sarcasm is the Devil's tool.

I think it's a device that lets you tune in radio broadcasts that haven't happened yet.

Does anyone know where I can log my reception report of next week's WEAK show?  I'm going to have really great reception for that one.

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Re: Grundig to come out with update for the S350 called the S450DLX
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 2209 UTC »
Hi,

My first message here.

The new grundig S450DLX is not a new version of the S350. The S350 was a Tecsun, the new S450 is a Redsun. Exactly a Redsun RP2000 or RP2100, the version with memories I think, but in new habits. Seen elsewhere : not only the case is new, but there is a better loudspeaker than in the Redsun. But all radio specs are the same.

For the SSB decoder, I remember an accessory named TG37, seen on the Internet. I think this is no more than an external BFO. But it was with phono (RCA) plugs, and the S450 has F-type sockets on the rear side.

So, you'd better think to use the 455 kHz output with a downconverter to 12 kHz, and then to a PC soundcard: that's a very cheap SDR (with free software decoder of course). 

I don't understand why this "new" model is late. Maybe too much S350 still in stock ?

Ray

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