Sony F1HD radio

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PascalD
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Sony F1HD radio

Post by PascalD » 12 Jun 2019 19:08

Hello this after noon i meet again a english dxer who lives near my town 5km distant in my local Café and we talk dx. He say he can sell me a sony f1hd radio for 25 euros but he told me it has a little fault. I pay 25 euros and 2 pints and now have a sony which power up but the display is only showing XDR-F1HD and continual flashing WAIT but i do and after 30 minutes it not change so i contact the guy but he refuse accept resonsibilty saying for 25 euros i receive a bargain? Can i ask if he sell me a faulty dead radio or is it normal it keeping flashing WAIT but nothing happen? Much appreciation for any help resolve the problem and i know not all english are bad people but the english man i see in bar occasionally is one of them :evil: I have a d100 he give me and antennes but these are useless also

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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by maxdx » 12 Jun 2019 22:34

It sounds like it's broken as the one I have doesn't flash or give any screen flicker.
Based in Bexhill on Sea with a Sony XDR and a 3 element beam.

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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by satnipper » 13 Jun 2019 00:21

It sounds like an attempted modification has been made. If you do the Konrad modification with the add-on Seeeduino board and turn on the unit without the usb connection to a computer the radio will just hang flashing "wait".

Assuming there is no add-on Seeduino board then you need to look in side the unit to see if there are any loose wires connected to the cpu board. If there are you need to remove them. If there is a Seeduino board somewhere you need to connect it to a PC via a usb cable.

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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by PascalD » 14 Jun 2019 12:20

Hello satnipper i open the xdr and find many wires i think the guy try modification but a bad one. The person refuse return 25 euros so now i must demand a friend who makes electronic repairs if he can possibly repair the Sony xdr? I never have problem with english people and also this mec but he change my view for dealing with such personnes. He give a d100? recently and say it can receive different country tv channels but i receive nothing so again he is dishonest.

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PascalD
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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by PascalD » 28 Jul 2019 15:23

satnipper wrote:
13 Jun 2019 00:21
It sounds like an attempted modification has been made. If you do the Konrad modification with the add-on Seeeduino board and turn on the unit without the usb connection to a computer the radio will just hang flashing "wait".

Assuming there is no add-on Seeduino board then you need to look in side the unit to see if there are any loose wires connected to the cpu board. If there are you need to remove them. If there is a Seeduino board somewhere you need to connect it to a PC via a usb cable.
Finally i can have fm dx with the Sony f1hd i pay from an english guy who sell me but it did not function and the mec refuse for return my 25 euros i pay him. A friend i know return the sony this after noon after he make repairs but tell me it was very difficult because he think the english guy may be try modification and a bad one. The problem is wires which my friend finally discover was not connected correctly also he tell me that he find other problems but i do not understand these technical composants but now the sony is working and i am happy :P
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Good Dx fellow Dxer/s

Pascal
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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by satnipper » 28 Jul 2019 15:50

You have got an absolute bargain for 25 euros!

PascalD
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Re: Sony F1HD radio

Post by PascalD » 31 Jul 2019 11:05

satnipper wrote:
28 Jul 2019 15:50
You have got an absolute bargain for 25 euros!
Yes i think this can be true but how it is working a friend who repaired it does not know because he say interieur was a wiring mess, but now i do not complain. The photo show the sony working and display 100.9 France Bleu Orleans which can receive here with a fm dipole + TGN Technologies ULNA 3018 UKW amplifier, distance 100Km environ. With out amplifier the signal does not RDS

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