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December 18, 2020 4:53 pm  #1


Sony HD Radio

I previously wrote about this Sony HD radio that I had acquired a few months back.

Today the reception on the radio was somewhat summer-like. I was getting Erie PA and London, Ontario quite clear at times. I put the Sony radio to test and captured the following which do not always come in clear but came in well today:

1. 98.9 The Buzz Rochester - this one comes in like one of the Buffalo stations for most of the summer and was coming in well today.

2. More FM 101.1 - Niagara Falls - does not always come in clear but was today

3. WBFO HD 2 - 94.5 

4. 92.9 The Grand - When I heard All Right Now by Free I thought wow WBUF is playing that but when Burton Cummings came on I knew it was The Grand

5. CFAJ AM 1220 - I tried the AM side of the dial a while back and actually got an HD lock on 1210 WPHT from Philly at night. Today it's CFAJ and it sounds quite good. I actually like the AM reception better on an old AM stereo receiver but less distortion on this one.

Scan sample below the pic

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SONY RADIO HD SCAN DEC 18


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December 18, 2020 5:25 pm  #2


Re: Sony HD Radio

You are located where....

 

December 18, 2020 7:53 pm  #3


Re: Sony HD Radio

markow202 wrote:

You are located where....

I am in the western part of Pickering.
 


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December 21, 2020 12:27 pm  #4


Re: Sony HD Radio

Those Sony HD tuners do a suburb job DX'ing on the FM band. Great adjacent channel selectivity.

 

December 21, 2020 4:07 pm  #5


Re: Sony HD Radio

Which model are you using?

 

December 21, 2020 7:29 pm  #6


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Tardis wrote:

Which model are you using?

The model is XRD - S3HD. This is technically a radio  as opposed to the model one above which is classified as a tuner. I researched on the internet and found that it is essentially the same as the tuner except less expensive and to hook up to your stereo you have to use the headphone jack as opposed to the RCA outs found on the tuner,

A caution to anyone thinking of buying one. There is a model, one down, which can only be listened to on the radio and has no headphone out.  Also a lot depends on your antenna and location. I actually did not have this radio when that Tropo occurred where I was getting everything from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and Tennessee and more. I used a "Directed" radio for that which is also very good for FM DX'ing. This Sony however has superior sound.

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December 21, 2020 9:26 pm  #7


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Cool. Thanks!