Hi Dane,
What does such beasts cost?


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Fra: Pc-audio [mailto:pc-audio-boun...@pc-audio.org] På vegne af Dane Trethowan
Sendt: 26. november 2017 00:38
Til: pc-audio@pc-audio.org
Emne: Re: Tecsun PL660


Well you're going to have to make a few decisions as to which radio you buy, 
all Tecsun radio sets have pros and cons.

The Synchronus detection is better on the PL-660 however sideband is far better 
on the PL880.

On the PL-880 Sideband can be tuned in steps of 10KHZ which makes for very 
accurate recognition of signals whereas with the PL-660 you have to use a BFO 
control which drifts and requires fine adjustment, in other words its the sort 
of thing one wouldn't expect on a modern radio of today, something you found on 
radios 40 years ago.

Even though the PL-660 has the better sync I'd still go and buy the Tecsun 
PL-880 or even consider the new Tecsun S-8800.

Both the PL-880 and S-880 have far better sound than the Tecsun PL-660.

The S-8800 has - overall - better sensitivity on all bands than any other 
Tecsun radio I've tried.

Sideband on the S-8800 has the same sort of tuning as found on the PL-880.

Tuning on the S-8800 is silky smooth with that perfect "analogue tuning" 
feel, the S-8800 comes with a handy remote control which controls most 

The manual for the S-8800 is very well written.

On 11/26/2017 6:40 AM, tim cumings wrote:
> hi, Dane.
> I am thinking about purchasing either the PL 660 or the PL 880.
> do you have any comments about the sideband reception in the synchronous to 
> text you on the 660 versus the 880?
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Nov 10, 2017, at 6:36 PM, Dane Trethowan <grtd...@internode.on.net> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> If I recall correctly there is a list member who is looking for information 
>> on buttons and controls for his Tecsun PL-660 radio.
>> A document has been released by Tecsun Radio Australia to aid Blind users of 
>> this radio and I link to it thus.
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/2aq8zbpz2x7wkgm/PL660-tips-and-tricks-for-a
>> -blind-user.pdf?dl=0 
>> <https://www.dropbox.com/s/2aq8zbpz2x7wkgm/PL660-tips-and-tricks-for-
>> a-blind-user.pdf?dl=0>
>> **********
>> “For the gardener nothing is more handier than bulbs, I mean the 1’s you put 
>> in the ground and not the electric light 1’s.”


"For the gardener nothing is more handier than bulbs, I mean the one's you put 
in the ground and not the electric light one's."

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