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question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:49 pm

any1 no a hack or something that I could pick up 87.5fm on a radio that starts on 88.0?

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Re: question about freqs

Post by riot » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:52 pm

What receiver do you have?

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Re: question about freqs

Post by teckniqs » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:14 pm

Yeah, buy one that does the full band. ;)

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:32 pm

it's just and old dial thing sony I think that scans from 88 to 108, do I need to invest in a new one or is there a way

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Re: question about freqs

Post by riot » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:51 pm

Try opening it up and forcing the dial back. I've done this in the past and its worked. Failing that you will need to get one that does the full band.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:33 pm

ok confession time: I am blind in both eyes (yeah, really!) and have been told by a family member that the radio I use may start on 87.5 but not sure, as it's a dial. Is there a way of checking what freq a dial radio is on?

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Post by bristolpirates » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:02 pm

You could get an mp3 transmitter, put it on 87.5 and see if the radio picks it up.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:52 pm

don't know much about transmitters and that: I'm sort of stuck because the receiver I've got is pretty good and that so I don't want to have to get a new one unless I know if the thing picks up 87.5.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by thewisepranker » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:43 pm

Can you find out which model you've got so that we can offer better advice?

There are ways to test what frequency your radio can tune to but it gets a bit long in the tooth. It will be a lot easier to buy a new one.

Is your Sony tuner one that you plug into a HiFi or other method of amplification, or is it an all-in-one unit with a speaker built in?

If it is the latter, I would recommend a Tecsun such as the PL-310 or PL-606, both of which have numerical entry (much like a calculator) and only cost around £30.
They don't have a "pip" on the number 5 to help you out but once you remember which way the numbers go (i.e. like a calculator with 1 in the bottom left or like a phone with 1 in the top left) then you will get along with it fine I'm sure.

The Tecsuns are very, very good tuners, and not just for the money, they are good full stop.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:55 pm

yeah have just emailed sony the model can't remember now but if it doesn't receive 87.5 I will consider a texon. mine is yes a all in one, and which texon, 310 or 606 or does it make a difference? are these fm/am or just fm just out of curiosity?

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Re: question about freqs

Post by thewisepranker » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:10 am

Can't you post the model here?

Both the 310 and 606 will receive AM and FM. I think you would be best suited with a 310 as the 606 requires a bit more visual feedback than the 310.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by teckniqs » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:51 am

606 doesn't have the direct entry feature but you soon get used to not having it.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by thewisepranker » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:57 pm

Whoops, there I go telling lies again. Cheers Teck.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:43 pm

my radio it's a cfd-v7. hold on a sec, I'm confused. in what parts would I need more feedback and which one doesn't have entry!

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Re: question about freqs

Post by thewisepranker » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:22 am

The 606 doesn't have direct entry. That's why I think you would need visual feedback if you got the 606, so I suggest getting the 310.

The manual says your radio only goes down to 87.6. It's a bit different to what I was expecting - the Tecsuns I have suggested are a lot smaller than your radio.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:56 pm

they have decent speakers, and are they digita for picking up things? As I mentioned before this is a decent radio just that it doesn't have 87.5 what i mean by decent is would it pick up weak signals? I'm in ireland and I can pick up BBC radio 3/4/classic fm on the thing i havel or dial and how are they

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:32 pm

also what makes them better than other texon models I have seen multiple just interested to know the difference between them. Finally, is there any that are just as good but more geared towards the size I have?

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Re: question about freqs

Post by teckniqs » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:34 pm

If you want a very decent radio with outstanding FM reception go for the Sony XDR-S10HDIP, it's basically a Sony XDR-F1HD under the bonnet in the disguise of an iPod dock. They were only made for the US market but well worth it. They're the best you can get!

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:11 pm

sorry about all the questions: you mention 2 separate models there.

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Re: question about freqs

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:17 pm

do you mean this radio is an imitation of another model which has the same reception, just in a docking station? and does this hold the full band (87.5-108.0?)

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