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Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:42 am
by G0OFE
Yes. Still not a hint of overload anywhere. On a par with the HF+ in that respect. It's far better than the Perseus/FM+ combination - the latter is just as sensitive, but overloads relatively easily.

Would think once the downconverter addon becomes available, S3 from a price v performance / software pov should blow Winradio out of the water.

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:49 pm
by Simon G4ELI
G0OFE wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:42 am
Yes. Still not a hint of overload anywhere. On a par with the HF+ in that respect. It's far better than the Perseus/FM+ combination - the latter is just as sensitive, but overloads relatively easily.

Would think once the downconverter addon becomes available, S3 from a price v performance / software pov should blow Winradio out of the water.
I'm not aware of any dates for the downconverter - don't know what I could use one for other than DAB+.

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:37 am
by G0OFE
Anyone remember the Realistic DX-302? 0-30Mhz rx with digital readout. £260 in 1980, equivalent to £1,123 now.
S3 still cheaper!

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:46 am
by Simon G4ELI
G0OFE wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:37 am
Anyone remember the Realistic DX-302? 0-30Mhz rx with digital readout. £260 in 1980, equivalent to £1,123 now.
S3 still cheaper!
So, you're still enamoured with the S3 :) .

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:45 pm
by PA3BTS
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I'm not aware of any dates for the downconverter - don't know what I could use one for other than DAB+.
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Sorry to bump in, but how about VHF Airband and/or UHF Milair scanning and/or analysing? That scanning thing with a proper scanner of course.... ;)

Best regards,

Cornel, PA3BTS

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:16 am
by Simon G4ELI
Well, I must write a 'proper' scanner next year with full logging. I have no plans to just write a toy scanner.

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:06 pm
by PA3BTS
Great! I know it is on your list, but also that the list is long. No problem.

Cornel, PA3BTS

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:38 pm
by G0OFE
Daughter approves 👍

I'll make a DXer of her yet......
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Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:31 pm
by NN4F
Jim,
Glad you got the recording to a normal HDD, I've never had an issue here either, yes SSD is better, but my SATA drive has worked just fine, I have one user that has had issues, but that was caused by laptop being used in a hot car and laptop performance was degraded....

Paul EladUSA

Re: S3 is here at last !! First thoughts....

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:48 am
by G0OFE
Paul,
What bit size does the Elad software use to make recordings?

Console uses 16 bit by default, 32 bit can be selected. I know HDSDR uses 32 bit. Not yet tried 32 bit on Console with 24Mhz recording, but I think I know what the result will be......