Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

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Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by dave.parsons » Fri May 08, 2015 11:20 pm

I finally bought myself a Tecsun PL-606 and had a few scans in Medway... seriously impressed with True Flava's signal and choice of music on 94.2 tonight :-)

True Flava's is giving me 40dBu 27dB compared to Radio One (46dBu 30dB) ! A shame True Flava's is mono, but it does help explain the massive signal.

I've currently got in-ear headphones plugged into the Tecsun - seriously impressive little radio :-)

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by 8-BALL » Sat May 09, 2015 2:48 am

Yeah do extremely well on signal in Kent and their sound quality is spot on, i think there's only really 2 decent station in Essex and Kent both have proper consistency always on air.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by bristolpirates » Sat May 09, 2015 8:09 am

The 606 is quite good. Pros are that it's smaller than the 310, comes with an aerial extender that screws onto the standard small whip, and it's a touch more sensitive. Cons are that it's not so great in the dark as the light doesn't stay on, plus I find that around 87.9 when there is no strong signal to override it, there is a whine on the audio that persists all the way up into the 100s. This makes it annoying listening to some of the weaker signals and when trying to track a signal to it's source. Do you find that with your 606? I might order another and see if I have the same issue with that. My tuning thumbwheel is going down the pan too.

Anybody tried a 310ET? It's the 310 with the ETM function added, not sure if it's got the same sensitivity, it may be more like the 606...

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by McDonalds » Sat May 09, 2015 10:49 am

I can only pick up now

TF on 94.2
Demand 92.8 but was cutting out and silent.
Live on 91.8 but was not there yesterday
106.7 only lasted few days shame was good signal not sure why taken down were they using someones rig site if so I would do that but there no other stations on that dial here.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by fuze » Sat May 09, 2015 2:17 pm

who was 106.7 mate?

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by riot » Sat May 09, 2015 3:54 pm

106.7 was upfront fm. Had a good signal for the week that it was on.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by fuze » Sat May 09, 2015 4:31 pm

upfront? not the same as the legendary 99.3 upfront?

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by shuffy » Sat May 09, 2015 5:33 pm

bristolpirates wrote:Anybody tried a 310ET? It's the 310 with the ETM function added, not sure if it's got the same sensitivity, it may be more like the 606...
I've got both here, PL-310ET and PL-606ET. I heard talk of the 606 being slightly more sensitive than the 310 but there is honestly nothing to split them, reception quality is identical and they give very similar meter readings when on the same station. If anything, the 310 reads very slightly higher. Good sound quality and stereo separation with headphones. I'm using my 310 for testing audio boards at the moment.

Basically it's the same receiver under the hood, so the choice is down to how you're going to use it. As you say the PL310 is slightly bigger and allows direct frequency entry because it's got a numeric keypad. 310 takes 3 AA batteries, 606 has 2. The 310 takes longer to charge fully and presumably lasts longer but both last for ages. This easy tuning mode is OK, more useful for people who travel though. It just does temporary auto store from what I can tell.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by shuffy » Sat May 09, 2015 5:36 pm

Oh yeah - and the 310 does long wave too, for all you Radio 4 freaks out there. :lol:

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by dave.parsons » Sat May 09, 2015 9:12 pm

I did notice a bit of noise on the 606 last night, but as I was charging it from my laptop at the time figured that was probably the noise. I checked again earlier and it seemed to be okay.

The 606 does LW aswell (you have to manually switch it on)... always makes me laugh tuning into 252 and finding out what's happening in Eire :-)

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by riot » Sun May 10, 2015 4:31 am

fuze wrote:upfront? not the same as the legendary 99.3 upfront?
Don't think it was the same lot.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by fuze » Mon May 11, 2015 4:57 pm

oh right, seems like a couple of the old stations are coming back (freek and d-vine) to name a couple, it would be good if the origional upfront 993 came back, was one of my favourites from back then.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by muttley » Tue May 12, 2015 8:12 pm

fuze wrote:oh right, seems like a couple of the old stations are coming back (freek and d-vine) to name a couple, it would be good if the origional upfront 993 came back, was one of my favourites from back then.

Unfortunately it wasn't the original Upfront on 106.7 or 101.2, More like Dumb and dumber. Kas and his little side kick funky s.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by bristolpirates » Wed May 13, 2015 9:37 pm

Shuffy - Cheers for the info :)

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by FUNKY » Thu May 14, 2015 8:52 pm

muttley wrote:
fuze wrote:oh right, seems like a couple of the old stations are coming back (freek and d-vine) to name a couple, it would be good if the origional upfront 993 came back, was one of my favourites from back then.

Unfortunately it wasn't the original Upfront on 106.7 or 101.2, More like Dumb and dumber. Kas and his little side kick funky s.
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Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by Jay Xtreme » Thu May 14, 2015 9:12 pm

Kaz is a little boy and a wasteman

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by muttley » Sat May 16, 2015 12:24 am

Don't threaten me and my family and send stupid messages to my DJ's after a few beers and a few lines and then come on here acting like you've been hard done by.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by 8-BALL » Sat May 16, 2015 12:43 am

Well this got mighty interesting and off topic all of a sudden, fucking hell aint it about time something kicked off in here. Who's from what station out you's ?

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by muttley » Sat May 16, 2015 1:11 am

8-BALL wrote:Well this got mighty interesting and off topic all of a sudden, fucking hell aint it about time something kicked off in here. Who's from what station out you's ?
what are you ofcom..Wind ya neck in.

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Re: Tecsun 606 / True Flava's

Post by 8-BALL » Sat May 16, 2015 1:23 am

And your going to do what exactly ??? Getting all brave behind your screen, you dont know me or know what station im involved with so suggest you pipe down. Dont be getting brave.

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