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Professional RBRs

Post by Julian Hardstone » 07 Dec 2014 20:42

The article by RadioescuchaDX on the Südwestrundfunk and DAB gave a link to an .ly (Libya :-) website And thence to a manufacturer of professional re-broadcast receivers.
Invonics model 650 AARON FM Rebroadcast Receiver http://www.inovonicsbroadcast.com/model/650 seems to have DSP and look very desirable though outside the price range of us dxers!
Even more interesting is the 632 :: INOmini HD + FM Radio Monitor/Receiver http://www.inovonicsbroadcast.com/model/632. I wouldn't be surprised if that were based on a domestic receiver, and it seems to show that the HD system is not yet dead.

Meanwhile, I note with interest that a Sony XDR-F1HD recently sold on UK eBay for £127

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 08 Dec 2014 00:50

Not in relation to the main topic, but I also saw an XDR-F1HD go for £84 on Ebay during the summer.

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Post by mediterraneandxer » 08 Dec 2014 12:42

These will eventually be given away and that's when those of us who don't live in DAB-land will snatch them up for nothing ;)
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Re: Professional RBRs

Post by MikeB » 09 Dec 2014 17:28

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Invonics model 650 AARON FM Rebroadcast Receiver http://www.inovonicsbroadcast.com/model/650 seems to have DSP and look very desirable though outside the price range of us dxers!

Just slightly out of price range for most of us at at $2390. The main use for that thing is to be set up at the site of a translator to be able to pick up the originating station at great distances and under extreme reception conditions. Broadcasters are the only people who can afford the receiver. I'm very happy with my SDRs. So is my wallet.

Even more interesting is the 632 :: INOmini HD + FM Radio Monitor/Receiver http://www.inovonicsbroadcast.com/model/632. I wouldn't be surprised if that were based on a domestic receiver, and it seems to show that the HD system is not yet dead.

You'd be surprised how many FM stations use their HD sub-channels to program translators as unique stations. Translators are supposed to only re-broadcast other stations. But through a loophole in the law, FM stations can get away with this and it's not illegal. So, after all these years of HD programming, the only money maker for stations is to start new stations using HD sub-channels. HD was not supposed to work this way.

As far as listeners, there are none or hardly any. You can't buy the receivers (except on eBay or Amazon and those are used, for the most part). Sub-channels are programming the same old things in different packages, so nobody listens.

HD is dead. It's just too stupid to realize it yet.

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Post by Julian Hardstone » 09 Dec 2014 18:49

That explains a lot Mike! Thanks for the details of the reason for persisting with HD broadcasts long after the domestic market has gone

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