Ham Radio - The Malahit DSP portable SDR receiver.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB7TBT, Apr 12, 2021.

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  1. K2STP

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    I have one of the small Tecsun units, it’s ok, but the issue I have with it is there is no backlighting on the buttons, so at night trying to use it is useless.

    I wonder how regular distant broadcast AM stations work on this thing with a small portable antenna (rubber ducky or telescopic...)? I’m on Long Island, and often listen to KDKA in Pittsburgh to fall asleep, about half the time it’s very noisy on the tecsun with only built in antenna. How would this receiver compare to that?
     
  2. K2STP

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    Also, where do you get the little antenna he used to clip on the fence?
     
  3. KC1UA

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    I've never seen an original for sale anywhere other than directly through the manufacturer so everything on Amazon, eBay, etc., is a Chinese clone. The telltale signs of the original are front mounted volume and VFO knobs. I have not seen a clone that has this setup as of yet which is interesting; they all seem to have various different types of knobs mounted on the right side of the unit.
     
  4. W4NNF

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    The ones I've heard about won't work with most whip/duck antennas worth a hoot. They require a decent 50 ohm outdoor antenna to really perform.
     
  5. KK4NSF

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    then I guess I'll never get one. :D
     
  6. K2STP

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    Solution to using the small antenna!

     
  7. W4FBI

    W4FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Law enforcement here has switched to Digital FM. Perhaps that it why your Law Enforcement FM is distorted. Just a thought...
     
  8. N6JPG

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    No, they are still analog in this county. I am going to have to try again and see if by some chance I had a setting wrong on the radio just to be sure.
     
  9. WU3U

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    With the Malahit be sure to set it for NFM if listening to law enforcement. It will sound distorted if set for WFM
     
  10. W9WQA

    W9WQA Ham Member QRZ Page

    trust me, i tried twice,'
    first one no sign of life at all. like an empty case !!
    2nd one tuned erratic. no useful audio on am.
    clones are useless junk...
     
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