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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:46 pm 
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I bought tecsun pl-380 worlwide radio recently
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because i need to improve my english listening and vocabulary for my studies (to listen english speaking radios from england, US, jamaica, or whatever) and because my internet connection is very bad when i put my VPN on (i'm in China so NO VPN = chinese internet = nothing) maybe i could find cool music on underground radios.
I am also interested in amateur radio to communicate with people trough this media arround the world using specific codes, i'd like to learn this.
Are you into radio ?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:53 pm 
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No one's into radio, g. It's the 21st century.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:33 pm 
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I got my buddy a ham radio for his bday a couple years ago and im not sure that he really uses it... but hes into survival gear and shit like that so if the world ever ends it might last a little longer in terms of communication methods


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Drop some yen on a decent VPN provider g, speed that shit up. Money better spent than on a radio. How you gonna lofi study and chill 24/7 on a radio?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Damswift wrote:
Drop some yen on a decent VPN provider g, speed that shit up. Money better spent than on a radio. How you gonna lofi study and chill 24/7 on a radio?

man i'm paying 80€/year for express VPN (which is the best) but trust me, the chinese gov is killing those VPthings (oh and here it's Yuan, Yen in Japan )
And i like the fact radio is instant, i just push a button and boom. So yeah it's the 21st century now but still a radio is faster than internet to listen...radio :roll:
It's not lo-fi, there is a very good sound quality on this unit.
I can understand that you find this archaic tho, it's all good :lol: .
And for the music thing, i'm sure i can find some rare samples on underground cambodgian, japanese or african radios, maybe more fun than youtube everytime.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Fair play bro, thanks for the enlightenment! I do have one friend who uses digital radio, but I think her music tastes are very different. I'll ask her some advice anyway g. Peace

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Damswift wrote:
Fair play bro, thanks for the enlightenment! I do have one friend who uses digital radio, but I think her music tastes are very different. I'll ask her some advice anyway g. Peace


hehe no problemo
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:58 pm 
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This looks pretty coolio
I'm confused as to how you can have a world radio?
I thought FM was short wave?

This is new to me and a really kewl dude way of grabbing samples if it works!
...You mentioned it's from china...does it work?

The VPN thing sounds terruble

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:50 am 
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HAWTKARL wrote:
This looks pretty coolio
I'm confused as to how you can have a world radio?
I thought FM was short wave?

This is new to me and a really kewl dude way of grabbing samples if it works!
...You mentioned it's from china...does it work?

The VPN thing sounds terruble

First I think short wave (SWL) is different from FM or AM radio
https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Shortwave-Radio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_radio
This world radio use AM/FM and SWL (but on a little range of frequencies I think) so you can hear radios around the world, I think it depends of the strenght's station emission. I'm just new into that so except before i listened radio to record tape when i was young (before internet era) i don't know a lot about it.
Then, it's made in China yes but Tecsun is a serious reference for radio, i compared the different views and it seems to be better than its Sony equivalent (And I'm a Sony guy tho !) so I took it.
I'll receive it today or tomorrow so i can give you feedback if you want.
This article is pretty interesting: the different possibility of radio https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... around-you


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:16 am 
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this same concept i believe
~hawtkarl~hop on dem shortwaves baby~

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

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@ LOWCOST
didnt know u were in china
thought u were headed to s.korea ???

and how is the cost there? hoping its low...

:mrgreen: stay low brother :mrgreen:
u buying crazy equipment
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:23 am 
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YUBA wrote:
this same concept i believe
~hawtkarl~hop on dem shortwaves baby~

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901

nice topic pillow
@ LOWCOST
didnt know u were in china
thought u were headed to s.korea ???

and how is the cost there? hoping its low...

:mrgreen: stay low brother :mrgreen:
u buying crazy equipment
switching the game up

the website looks cool
no, finaly, I'm in china
lowcost here for sure haha
i tried the radio and I listened FM , there are only chinese stations :'( (not even BBC) but they sound really good with chinese music from 60's to 00's (80's synth pop, classic, 90's hip hop, old school chinese, etc..) so there is choice to find good samples.
I tried the SWL and it seems to be hard to find something, I'm sure I can listen the taxis of my city tho bc they use it :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:23 am 
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looks dope, I love to take samples from radio but its so annoying that you can't rewind haha

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 Post subject: Re: amateur radio / listeners
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:09 am 
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KIYANI wrote:
looks dope, I love to take samples from radio but its so annoying that you can't rewind haha

i first sample on MD or the computer then can rewind but yea, when you miss a good part of a song it's hard


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