Nick Gilly wrote: ↑
01 Apr 2019 21:23
OK thanks Peter. The R-108 looked like it had exactly the same layout as the XHData, but if the XHData has RDS then it looks like it's worth a go.
Does the Tecsun you chose have RDS?
Your welcome. I forgot to add that the D-808 looks almost exactly the same as another radio, the Digitech AR-1780, also made by Redsun in China for the Australian company Jaycar.
The XHDATA R-808 has the same features as the Digitech AR-1780, but the latter does not have the same quirks/ quality control issues. It is thought that the designers of the D-808 had access to the schematics of both the CC Skywave SSB and the Digitech AR-1780 from Redsun, did some reverse-engineering and designed to D-808 . Internally theXHDATA is different to both the Redsun-made radios, but has the appearance of the Digitech model.
The Digitech AR-1780 is a well-made radio and I've seen no quality control issues or poor performance complaints. Jaycar will post the AR-1780 overseas and they do have special offers sometimes. Of course it is more expensive than the D-808, especially taking into account postage costs and UK VAT. Several Americans have imported the radio from Jaycar with no problems. The Digitech AR-1780 both use AA batteries rather than a Lithium ion battery.
https://swling.com/blog/2017/11/review- ... ave-radio/
No, the Tecsuns don't have RDS.