Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

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Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by MiXiN » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:51 am

I'm looking for a reasonably decent RDS module, preferably off eBay or from some UK outlet.

Can anyone suggest anything for a maximum budget of around £40?

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by Maximus » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:48 am

I think the pcbwizard boards on eBay are meant to be alright.




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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by NOYB » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:20 pm

I don't have direct experience, but I've been advised by someone I trust that the Pira ones are fine (priced from £23)

http://www.pira.cz/shop/

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by s2000 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:28 pm

There has been some bad reports of the wizard rds stuff on here, personally I would try the enigma rds...

http://enigma-shop.com/index.php?option ... der-module

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Post by sharky » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:55 pm

NOYB wrote:I don't have direct experience, but I've been advised by someone I trust that the Pira ones are fine (priced from £23)

http://www.pira.cz/shop/
I think the small ones are out of stock at the moment for about 2 months...
The other one is going for about 96 Euros. Ebay might be your best bet.
Although the PCB is available.... You could always have ago at building it yourself?!
If you're going to put something on.... Don't brag, Just do; and for God's sake - do it properly!!!

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by NOYB » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:03 pm

Whatever you buy I strongly advise you to buy one that locks to your pilot. Some are just free-running 57khz oscillators - although they may display station name in ideal situation they don't play nicely with all radios.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by shuffy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:18 pm

Agreed. Get one with Pira's PIC in it. Never had a problem, and it locks to your pilot fine.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by pjeva » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:19 pm

It is best practice to regenerate / lock 57kHz to pilot tone of stereo coder. That way, both will be in phase and will cause less (or none) choped audio. Also, i don't feel good about this 100€ DSP solutions. Good and well filtered DSP will cost more than that. And for that money, you can build very nice analog encoder.


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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by shorty » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:32 pm

I'd go for this one from ebay that you can sync to your stereo encoder pilot tone.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADVANCED-RDS- ... SwEgVWTgxQ

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by Maximus » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:13 pm

shorty wrote:I'd go for this one from ebay that you can sync to your stereo encoder pilot tone.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADVANCED-RDS- ... SwEgVWTgxQ
That was the one I was thinking of with the mrds IC.


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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by Analyser » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:40 am

Agreed. About the nicest you can get for the money.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by MiXiN » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:55 pm

Nice one necks..

I've bought from Enigma shop before, and as he's an helpful and honest guy I'll buy that RDS module from him.

On a different note - RFHead, are you ready to sell me one of those Driver boards yet? I've been waiting for about a Month now. Lol.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by KatRuud » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:43 pm

I also have a few RDS boards with the Pira32 or Pira MRDS1322 chip for sale.
http://www.katruud.nl/katruud_site/pric ... d_pcb.html
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious....

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Re: Can anyone recommend a decent RDS module?

Post by rigmo » Sat May 23, 2020 9:49 am

Do anyone have project of this ? dsp with RDS?



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