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January 14, 2013



New meloson M8/S8 is on its way.


It's said this revised version of M7 has the following improvements:

Larger LCD
Sleep function
"intelligent" backlit
Mono/Stereo switch
Stereo through headphone
Low battery warning

Also, Tecsun has released a new stereo media player A9.

There are some photos in this post from Tecsun user forum:


A few interesting features include:

MP3 resume (very userful for audiobook listening)
DSP FM with ETM function
Dual Li-on battery support (BCL-5 or 18650)
Remote control


Greg Smith

The number of AM-HD stations has dropped to 204:


In 2007, the iBiquity royalty was indeed $50:



Just to be correct about this.

*The number of AM-HD stations has dropped to 204

(presumably actual stations on the air)

Currently licensed to transmit IBOC: 298 per 01-05-2013 FCC records. Many have dropped actually transmitting IBOC due to lack of listener interest or interference problems.

Interesting about the $50 fee per chip. Thanks for the update.



At least one of the Los Angeles stations listed on the Topaz Designs web site as running IBOC is in fact not doing so: KLAC 570.

One of the LA stations listed as not running IBOC seems to be doing so today: KABC 790.

Hopefully they will all stop running IBOC on AM at some point.

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