Monday, July 30, 2007

KCHIBO KK-S500 Digital Receiver


Ebay seller "Liypn" has listed a new Kchibo KK-S500 Digital Receiver,details as following :FM : 76 -108 MHzMW : 520 - 1620 KHz. (9 or 10 KHz. steps)SW : 1620 - 29999 KHz. This radio is New In Box, 100% Brand New from the manufacturerin China,NOT Used, NOT Refurbished. Super large LCD display with digital display of frequency andthe pointing dial simultaneously 1000 Stations Memory Presets (200 each for MW & SW, 600 for FM) (Will not lose memory even without battery inside radio) Direct input of frequency, knob tuning, pre-set memory and scanning tuning methods are supported. Dual conversion and synchronous detection on SW bands, very sensitive and good selectivity! Excellent sound quality, loud and clear! FM Stereo Listening by earphone. Automatic turn on of radio by setting the timers. With headphone socket, for private stereo FM listening!Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.5 x 1.4 inches / 150 x 90 x 35 mm. Battery: Uses 3 AA size 1.5V. battery. The package that you are bidding comes with the radio, a velvetcloth radio bag, stereo earphone, 3 x rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, AC adapter (220V)and wire antenna.Manual in ENGLISH in pdf format will be provided FOR FREESIX MONTHS MANUFACTURER WARRANTY FROM DATE OFSHIPMENTLabels on this radio are in ChineseWill ship to anywhere in the word by Air Mail Parcel Post with insurance(7 to 10 days delivery). Copy & paste this link on your browser to view the listing :

"KCHIBO KK-S500 Digital Receiver"

New KCHIBO KK-S7600 receiver with remote

Someone left following comment on my blog with details of the new Kchibo KK-S7600 receiver with remote.Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "KCHIBO KK-S500 Digital Receiver": I'm interested in another Kchibo radio the s7600 which I have seen details for, but nobody is selling it, as yet. I can't paste the url here. But the portable is slightly larger than the s500 and includes a remote.The s500 is more expensive than the better know Kaito/Degen 1102,03 radios. Whether the performance is superior to those two portables is questionable and won't be know untill it is reviewed.


Pictures courtesy the link mentioned above. Via Alokesh Gupta.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ABC's 75 Birth Day Compettition

You can win a $100 gift voucher to spend in any of the ABC Shops or Centres, and qualify for the Birthday Prize Draw to win:

A visit from Fifi & Bumble to your school or daycare centre Plus, a mega pack of Fifi goodies including: Fifi mini jumping castle; Fifi's DVD collection; book library collection; plush toy collection; cottage play set; Fifi back pack, hat, sunglasses and Fifi learning blocks!

A family entertainment pack of DVDs and CDs from the ABC Shop including some all time classic DVDs such as:

Da Kath & Kim Code (plus bonus Live in London Uncut)Curtain Not All Tea and SconesGrassroots (Series 2)My Family and Other Animals Opera Australia's "The Pirates of Penzance"BBC's "The Queen at Eighty"Australian Opera's "Manon"Sydney Symphony Orchestra's "Discovery" triplej's "Hottest 100" (Volume 14 JVD and CD )plus an additional 25 CDs from ABC's extensive catalogue

To enter, simply tell us in 50 words or less about your favourite ABC moment from the last 75 years. Then attend an ABC 75th Birthday Event to enter your competition form at the ABC Exhibition Trailer for your chance to win!

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DRM / DAB Capable Receiver Himalaya 2009 is Officially Launched

DRM / DAB Capable Receiver Himalaya 2009 is Officially Launched

Long time DRM supporter Himalaya (Power) Electronics is proud to present theDRM 2009 to the European market. Based on the experience of manufacturingthe first two DRM receivers, namely the Mayah DRM2010 and the CodingTechnologies Digital World Traveller, Himalaya (Power) Electronics ispleased to deliver a new generation of high quality DRM receivers which ismore affordable than ever.The Himalaya DRM2009 is a standalone radio which supports DAB/DRM/AM/FMservices. It is a real portable receiver that could be run either by AC orbatteries. With the SDcard slot, it can also be used as a MP3 player. Inaddition to MP3 playback features, the SDcard can be used for scheduledrecordings of DAB/DRM programmes. Furthermore, features of Play/Pause forDAB and DRM services are supported through the internal memory. EPG(Electronic Programme Guide) is also supported for DAB service. Thespecialized user interface allows for easy navigation of these advancedradio features.DRM2009 uses an advanced Radioscape multiband module, allowing reception ofa wide range of digital and analog services. DRM2009 is a truly portable andflexible system.Further information about the receiver can be found under can order the receiver in Germany and in Austria from the T-Online Shopon and from the Charly Hardt´s web site .
About Himalaya (Power) ElectronicsHimalaya (Power) Electronics was founded in 1974. For three decades,Himalaya has established a good reputation of producing high qualityconsumer electronics products. Having developed and produced a large varietyof audio electronics products, Himalaya is one of the most experiencedmanufacturers based in Hong Kong. Our specialization has been successfullyshifted to digital products such as digital flash-based audio recorders,radio-controlled atomic clocks, multi-band & RDS portable radios, carstereos, weather alert clock radios and direct key-in world band PLL radios.For the last few years, we have become a key supporter for the new digitalradio standard of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). In 2004, we have helped tobring the two most advanced DRM receivers, DRM 2010 and Digital WorldTraveller (USB radio), to the market. Our most recent DRM receivers are theDRM2008 and DRM2009.
About Mayah® CommunicationsMAYAH® Communications' main objective is the development and distribution ofinnovative hiqh quality solutions for audio and audio/video communicationsin broadcast and corporate networks. Focus is given to standardized audioand video formats, such as MPEG-1, -2 and 4 as well as proprietary butaccepted formats such as E/apt-X, ADPCM4SB and others. The company islocated in a nice modern office park just a few minutes away from MunichAirport. Touching base with radio and TV customers in the media metropoleMunich, MAYAH has an optimum location for international business.About Coding TechnologiesCoding Technologies provides the best audio compression for mobile,broadcasting, and Internet. SBR (Spectral Band Replication) from CodingTechnologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance theefficiency of any audio codec; putting the "PRO" in mp3PRO and the "Plus" inaacPlus. Parametric Stereo from Coding Technologies and Philips againsignificantly increases the efficiency of audio codecs for stereo signals atlow bit rates. Products from Coding Technologies are fundamental enablers ofopen standards such as 3GPP, 3GPP2, MPEG, DVB, Digital Radio Mondiale, HDRadio, and the DVD Forum.About DRMDRM (TM) is the only universal, openly standardised, digital radio system forshort-wave, medium-wave and long-wave - digital radio for frequencies below30MHz. It has been endorsed by the ITU, and is standardised as ETSI ES 201980. While DRM currently covers the broadcasting bands below 30 MHz, the DRMconsortium is extending the system to the broadcasting bands up to 120 MHz.DRM has near-FM sound quality plus the ease-of-use that comes from digitaltransmissions, combined with long range and low power consumption. Acontinuously growing number of commercial, public, international, nationaland local broadcasters are already broadcasting DRM transmissions intoEurope and North America, Mexico, Russia, China, India and other regions.Multi-standard, DRM-capable consumer radios were introduced, and areavailable in different on-line shops (e.g. ). Furtherinformation on DRMTM can be found under:
DRM Members
Commercial Radio Australia (Australia); TDP, TDP Radio, RTBF (Belgium);Nautel Ltd., Radio Canada International/ CBC (Canada); Academy ofBroadcasting Science of China, Communications University of China, SoutheastUniversity Nanjing (China); RIZ Transmitters (Croatia); HFCC (CzechRepublic); Aalborg University (Denmark); ESPOL, HCJB Global (Ecuador);Digita Oy, Kymenlaakso Polytechnik (Finland); CCETT, DIGIDIA, DRF Committee,Radio France, TDF, Thomson Broadcast & Multimedia (France); ADDX, APR, AtmelGermany GmbH, Coding Technologies GmbH, Deutsche Welle, DeutschlandRadio,DLM, Sender Europa 1, Fraunhofer IIS, Georg-Simon- Ohm - University ofApplied Sciences Nuremberg, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH, IRT, LMKRheinland-Pfalz, Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt, Micronas GmbH, Nero AG,Panasonic Automotive Systems Europe; Robert Bosch GmbH, Sony DeutschlandGmbH, SWR Südwestrundfunk, TRANSRADIO SenderSysteme Berlin AG, T-SystemsIntl. GmbH, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, University ofApplied Sciences Merseburg, University of Kassel, University of Hanover,University of Ulm, VPRT (Germany); Antenna Hungaria, National CommunicationsAuthority Hungary (Hungary); Basamad College, Tehran (Iran); RAI Way, STMicroelectronics (Italy); Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., NEC Corporation,NHK (Japan); Telecommunications Technology Association (Korea); LibyanJamahiriya Broadcasting (Libya); Broadcasting Center Europe (Luxembourg) ;Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (Malaysia); La Red de Radiodifusoras yTelevisoras Educativas y Culturales de México (Mexico); Agentschap Telecom,CATENA Radio Design, NXP Semiconductors, OLON, Radio Netherlands, TechnicalUniversity Delft (Netherlands) ; Radio New Zealand International (NewZealand); Voice of Nigeria (Nigeria); Telenor/Norkring (Norway);Radiodifusao Portuguesa (Portugal); RTRN/Voice of Russia (Russia);Government of Catalonia, Cadena SER - Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión,Universidad del Pais Vasco (Spain); SR International/ Radio Sweden (Sweden);EBU, International Committee of the Red Cross, ITU, VSP - Verband SchweizerPrivatradios (Switzerland) ; Arab States Broadcasting Union (Tunisia); BBC,Christian Vision, Digital One Ltd., RadioScape Plc., VT Communications, WRN(U.K.); Analog Devices, Broadcast Electronics, Inc., Dolby Laboratories,Inc., Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp., Continental Electronics Corp.,Harris Corp., Broadcast Communications Division - IBB/VOA, NationalAssociation of Short-wave Broadcasters, TCI International, Inc., TexasInstruments, Inc., Via Licensing Corp. (U.S.A.); and Vatican Radio (VaticanCity).

Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release: July, 18, 2007Contact: Fanny Podworny, DRM, number: +49 228 429 3105

(source : Via Alokesh GuptaNew Delhi, India).

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The handbook: “Working with the Radio”

It works at the turn of a button and a twist of a knob, it needs no electricity, and it is a portable box of information and entertainment. It is little wonder that the radio is the most ubiquitous piece of technology in the country. But are the opportunities it provides being fully utilised by NGOs in their development activities?
Not quite, according to the Bangalore-based Communication for Development and Learning (CDL), a non-profit organisation that works to “facilitate the use of communication as an integral part of the development process.” To help NGOs tap the scope of the medium, CDL has now produced a handbook, “Working with the Radio”. The handbook aims to “demystify” the medium of radio for first-time users and also suggests options for developing their own programmes.
The figures speak for themselves, says CDL: only 60 per cent of the country’s population is literate and can read the newspaper; only 10 per cent of households have television sets; only 1.2 per cent of the population have access to the internet. Radio, on the other hand, which reaches 91.42 per cent of the country’s geographical area and 99.13 per cent of the population, ought therefore to be “the preferred medium, for not only advertisers and media planners, but also for NGOs.”
Why this is not so can be explained by our notions of the radio as being a “mysterious and highly technical medium” that is “cloistered behind high walls and inside dark buildings”, according to CDL executive director, Shangon Das Gupta. Besides, history has shown that radio stations emerge as the first point of contact between locations of disaster and the rest of the world, the handbook points out.
When the Titanic sank in 1912, it was a radio station that picked up information from a wireless transmission device getting the rescue mission to swing into action, thus saving hundreds of lives; radio similarly proved vital after the Bhuj earthquake of 2001.
More recently, during the 2004 tsunami, the radio became the most important means of communication between the Andaman islands and the mainland .
The handbook is priced at Rs. 100. Visit or call 25503481 for more information. [Source: The Hindu]