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CT1ADT
23-02-2009, 14:44
Hi

Link about the new UniWave DRM Receiver

http://klixie.com/26mhz/index.php?id=7

drmdab
23-02-2009, 18:52
Don't make me nervous by posting threads with titles like this one... I am waiting for March 25!

Just defining http://www.ok1mjo.com/all/ostatni/t-dab_dvb-t_drm/prijimace/NewStar/ as my new home page... :D ...integrated e-book reader, that's cool, isn't it?

CT4RK
25-02-2009, 11:41
I hop that is will be "real" good news. I`m wainting for see.

Zalm
25-02-2009, 11:56
Don't make me nervous by posting threads with titles like this one... I am waiting for March 25!

The latest information is that the UniWave receivers are entering the regulatory approvals process. Mass production is planned for early April 2009.

They are expected to be on the market by the end of that month.

DRM-Fan
08-03-2009, 00:52
Should'nt we care more about the lack of DRM stations than a new receiver ?

drmdab
08-03-2009, 14:55
Should'nt we care more about the lack of DRM stations than a new receiver ?
No receivers, no new stations!?

DRM-Fan
19-03-2009, 22:59
No receivers, no new stations!?

We have had a reasonably good receiver for a few years, you only need one really. DRM is simply of zero interest to Joe Public due to the dominance of internet radios which are so common place now as I predicted they would be

CT1ADT
27-03-2009, 14:28
Hi

about the new UniWave DRM Receiver

http://www.drm.org/news/detail/news/new-drm-receiver-unveiled-and-reiterated-support-for-drm-from-ebuabu-1/

Zalm
27-03-2009, 20:29
We have had a reasonably good receiver for a few years

No DRM receiver has yet been marketed competently. Two or three pricey models based on bulky and now-antiquated technology have been available on a limited basis, but not enough to stimulate much manufacturer competition, retailer interest or listener takeup.

DRM is simply of zero interest to Joe Public

It is not DRM that is of no interest to Joe Public, it is shortwave broadcasting.

DRM is not responsible for any failure of SW broadcasters to make themselves relevant in the 21st century. DRM can be part of the solution to that problem, not the cause of the problem.

Zalm
29-04-2009, 00:12
The Uniwave website has launched, including downloads of manuals and software application.

http://uniwave.fr

drmdab
29-04-2009, 12:21
That software for keeping the DRM schedule in the receiver up-to-date and managing the favourites looks quite good.

Hope some will be on the market soon.

MikeB
27-07-2009, 13:09
Some news about the receiver here:

http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/2009/07/uniwave-di-wave100-drm-receiver-to-cost.html

If you want to hear the short item it's 13 and a half minutes in, Adrian had tested a prototype of the receiver in May, had some reservations which he hopes have been addressed.

Comments at the end of this piece say it's battery hungry and died on day three:
http://kimelli.nfshost.com/index.php?id=7024

MikeB
26-08-2009, 09:38
Via drmna:

Giampiero Bernardini from Milan, Italy tested the new Uniwave DRM receiver &
has posted some nice pictures in his blog.

You can read the post in his blog (in Italian) here :
http://radiodxinfo.blogspot.com/

Here's the link for translated version of his blog in English :
http://tinyurl.com/l3sesd

Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi.

DRM-OM
05-09-2009, 22:50
This german report
http://www.teltarif.de/ifa-alan-digitalradio-drm/news/35620.html
says that the uniwave uses radioscape module which did not perform well in the past.
Even the manufacturer admits that it is not an ideal solution ... why didn't they chose a satisfying solution then? Isn't there any?

Google Translation (http://translate.google.de/translate?prev=hp&hl=de&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teltarif.de%2Fifa-alan-digitalradio-drm%2Fnews%2F35620.html&sl=de&tl=en&history_state0=&swap=1)

simone
06-09-2009, 15:18
As far as I know the Uniwave di-wave 100 radio does not use the Radioscape RS500 module like some other radios before.
The di-wave 100 should be based on the Newstar WR608 plattform, using a Mirics tuner.
I only did a few quick tests, so can´t say how it compares to the previous DRM radios and before publishing any reports we should wait for the final version which has been announced to be available for IBC.
Simone

DRM-OM
06-09-2009, 21:12
I don't think it's relevant what you or I or any other enthusiast will think.

Problem is that publications like teltarif draw in mass audiences and thus will shape public opinion in a way not easy to correct later.

Just wanted to draw your attention to the fact that there is a media world outside DRM consortium and their press releases. This should be taken into account.

purepig
07-09-2009, 02:23
This german report
http://www.teltarif.de/ifa-alan-digitalradio-drm/news/35620.html
says that the uniwave uses radioscape module which did not perform well in the past.
Even the manufacturer admits that it is not an ideal solution ... why didn't they chose a satisfying solution then? Isn't there any?

Google Translation (http://translate.google.de/translate?prev=hp&hl=de&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teltarif.de%2Fifa-alan-digitalradio-drm%2Fnews%2F35620.html&sl=de&tl=en&history_state0=&swap=1)

The author of this report was daydreaming, just forget it.



The di-wave 100 should be based on the Newstar WR608 plattform, using a Mirics tuner.

Siber
07-09-2009, 11:09
I don't think it's relevant what you or I or any other enthusiast will think.

Problem is that publications like teltarif draw in mass audiences and thus will shape public opinion in a way not easy to correct later.

Just wanted to draw your attention to the fact that there is a media world outside DRM consortium and their press releases. This should be taken into account.
The problem will be removed fast enough, if the receiver of high quality will go to sale. There will be another one - what to receive? I think not many users will want to trace time and to twist handles for searching of exotic station. The majority wish to have a “fast food”….

MikeB
11-09-2009, 14:05
On pre-order at $499 Australian:
http://www.avcomm.com.au/index.php/vmchk/HF-Receivers-Accessories/Uniwave-Di-Wave-100-DRM-Shortwave-Receiver/flypage.tpl.html

alokesh
11-09-2009, 16:31
Uniwave Di-Wave 100 DRM Shortwave Receiver can now be pre-ordered online at AUD 499 ($ 430 Approx) here :

http://tinyurl.com/lexwf5

As per Av-Comm Pty Ltd, production of this receiver begins at end of Oct'09 & will be despatched upon receipt of first batch.

This price is more than double what some sources had indicated earlier.
According to a Belarussian forum, a representative from Uniwave indicated the retail price for Di-Wave 100 receiver as 250 Euro or 330 $.
Here's the link to translated version of the Belarussian forum :
http://tinyurl.com/nqlbac

Uniwave website has also been updated & now shows availability Mid Sept 2009

The di-wave will be officially launch to the market at the IBC show in Amsterdam, September 11th to 15th 2009 , during a big event at the IBC beach with all DRM members, broadcasters on September 11th at 5 pm.

Di-wave 100 will be launch in the Americas at CES show in Las Vegas from January 7th to 10th, 2010.

pb1
12-09-2009, 21:23
Visited IBC today. Yesterday there was an event about DRM+, but today I had to look very carefull and only found two boots where the Uniwave receiver could be seen. Compared to the other machines, it is a light machine. But the current version does not have DAB (an omission).

Roy Sandgren
23-09-2009, 19:39
Hi guys,
the UNIWAVE will have dab+, hopefully next year.

Juan_CAT
27-09-2009, 16:57
the UNIWAVE will have dab+, hopefully next year. How about DRM+?

The Uniwave Receiver has come late and now doesn't comply with DRM's Profile 1: it must support DRM+ on band II.

I hope this features (DAB+ & DRM+) will be added to next versions of Uniwave Receiver. I saw some photos of Uniwave versions which have stereo speakers and another, a dinamo.

Roy Sandgren
27-09-2009, 18:07
Yap, but its allready sold out this shipping, the am.fm drm model. Next shipping in november or december.
Next will have dab+, next year, not drm+ yet. DRM will be in band, l, ll, lll and L-band in the future.
UNIWAVE with DAB+ helps DRM a lot. More listners on DRM.
AM/DRM on 150 kHz - 27 MHz
DRM+ in band l, ll, lll, and L-band id the future, don't need anything else.

MikeB
21-11-2009, 11:38
From Uniwave Marketing via Alokesh Gupta, Cumbre DX:

The Uniwave Di-Wave 100 distributors in Germany are:

1- Alan Electronics GmbH
Dovenkamp 11
D 22952 Luetjensee/ Germany
+494154849149
www.alan-electronics.de

2-Charly H. Hardt
Edelhoffstraße 70
42857 Remscheid
Tel.: 02191 / 80598
www.charly-hardt.de

3-THIECOM Herbert Thieking GmbH & Co.
Kommanditgesellschaft
Communication * Distribution * Import-Export
Schwaneweder Str. 193 D-28779 Bremen/Germany
Tel.0421-6009098 Fax.6007566
http://www.thiecom.de

Charly Hardt has them on his website with no price listed, Thiecom have them at 249 Euros, can't find anything on the first site:
http://www.thiecom.de/uniwave-di-wave100.html

The Australian distributor says they are now in stock.
http://www.avcomm.com.au/index.php/vmchk/HF-Receivers-Accessories/Uniwave-Di-Wave-100-DRM-Shortwave-Receiver/flypage.tpl.html

Roy Sandgren
21-11-2009, 13:48
Hi,
UNIWAVE will be in wholesale from www.starwaves.se and www.starwaves.dk to the scandinavian ressellers market.:)
We are even planing a drm station towards scandinavia.
This will be on shortwave and 65 kw DRM in the 49-m band.7 hours aday.
Analouge service on mediumwave.

Yours,
Roy Sandgren

Roy Sandgren
21-11-2009, 13:56
The UNIWAVE will be in the scandinvian market when it has DAB+, wich is the new broadcasting standard in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

feinstei
29-11-2009, 00:02
I have purchased a UniWave from the Australian dealer (Michael Cratt at AvComm). I received the radio on Nov. 28th in good condition. Michael shipped it Nov 23rd, so it took less than 5 days to receive it here in Ohio. The cost was about $500 USD including shipping. It was an insane purchase, but I love DRM and I'm kind of an early adopter of stuff, so it was worth it to me.

So far, the radio is a huge disapointment. DRM reception is okay. AM/FM/Shortwave reception is horrid!

1) DRM reception is okay. I heard the tail-end of the Vatican Radio transmission on 9800 from Sackville(actually, only "Chistus Vincent" -- the interval signal), but the UniWave captured and received the signal very well from 2125 UTC. The RCI broadcast starting at 2200 on 9800 came in very well.

2) Ergonomically, the thing is a nightmare. You must enter the shortwave frequency in kHz or scan. There's no "tuning".

3) AM sensitivity is terrible. It barely captures WLW 700 kHz from 30 miles away.

4) Shortwave sensitivity is acceptable. Shortwave is a different "mode" than DRM. You can't just "tune" shortwave and then go into DRM mode. You have to "search".

5) Battery life is TERRIBLE!

6) Don't waste your time or money on this Chinese piece of garbage. It's a lousy AM/FM/Shortwave receiver and only a halfway decent DRM receiver. If it were able to TUNE shortwave and then go into DRM mode it would be okay, but it can do neither.

CT4RK
30-11-2009, 11:36
Hi all
I don`t understanding why the DRM receiver need be a completlly new receiver concept. Why don`t make a decent SW receiver like a SONY portable receiver and simplly add a DRM decoder module?...I think that all are forget the RF performances, and looking only for "digital side" of the receiver. I don`t beleave on the RF circuits without good coils and filters!!!... Firts make a good RF receiver, with a good sensitive good IR, good dinamic range, low noise oscliators, and than make a simply DRM, DRM+ decoder, and put it inside!!! it is all we need!!!!

DRM-OM
30-11-2009, 12:14
Firts make a good RF receiver, with a good sensitive good IR, good dinamic range, low noise oscliators, and than make a simply DRM, DRM+ decoder, and put it inside!!! it is all we need!!!!

Nothing to add!!!

KD7YUF
06-12-2009, 09:53
I have some news related to this radio. It is going to be sold by Universal Radio in the USA! This one is a bit exciting since it could be just what DRM needs to take off and get accepted and heard by more people who are not willing to mod their existing receivers. No price has been released just yet but more info should be available on December 16th about this receiver. Here is the link to the page mentioning this. http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/portable/0023.html Its also neat to see the DRM logo prominent on the receiver and also in the picture its self.

MikeB
24-03-2010, 14:31
Uniwave Di-Wave 100 review by Dave N9EWO:
http://n9ewo.angelfire.com/diwave100.html