Many thanks to Mike at PantronX who has provided the following update on the Titus II portable SDR:
As you can imagine the response to Titus has almost been overwhelming! Pre-orders far exceeded our imagination and excitement from broadcasters has been very loud. DRM and digital broadcasting seems to be reinvigorated with Titus in 2017. I think we really broke the price barrier that most everyone has been dreaming of and provided the flexibility
that has held back the cause.
As posted on http://hfcc.org/delivery/receivers.phtml
‘Update on availability received from PantronX: “We have been overwhelmed with the response to Titus with orders and request – coupled with an early Chinese New Year that the pre-production date has slipped a bit. Please be patient as we work with our suppliers and add more functions.” ‘
We are doing all we can to push – Chinese New Year is a crazy time – the factories are shut down for 3 to 4 weeks and as you can imagine the stress prior to and the performance after.
Hopefully in the next couple of weeks our http://titusradio.com/ website will undergo a much needed update. So much to do – but we are making good headway.
Thank you, Mike! I’ve had a number of readers asking about progress on the Titus II, so I appreciate the update!
(Source: ?Victor Goonetilleke via the WRTH Facebook page)
We have the DRM test in place for 9 – 13 Jan 2017. Please pass thisonto those you know who may be able to send in reports.Details are here below.
DRM test broadcast form KTWR Guam
Date 9 – 13 January 2017
Time UTC 1445 – 1515
Freq 9910 KHz
Power 90 KW
Mode B 64 QAM
Target South Asia (Ciraf 41)
Dates 9-13 January 2017
Shakthi Varma TWR India
(Source: Radio World via Andrea Borgnino)
Swiss-based company Ampegon has accepted a contract from Al Rashed to handle the upgrade of five analog shortwave transmitters that are more than 20 years old for the Kuwait Ministry of Information in Al Kabd station.
[…]Ampegon will refurbish all of the transmitters, and in addition upgrade three of them to full digital DRM integration and converted to the new transmitter control system UCS[…]
Read more at Radio World online…
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Ally, for sharing the following article by James Careless in Radio World:
Well, if you are the engineering firm PantronX, you have the Titus II software-defined radio. And when you plan to sell this ultimate receiver for less than $100 each, you hope you have a consumer sensation for the worldwide broadcast market.
Unveiled by the Panama-based company at an international broadcasting meeting in Miami in August, the Titus II SDR is not yet shipping. But it is described as capable of receiving and playing analog and digital radio transmission formats including AM, FM, shortwave, HD Radio, DAB+ and Digital Radio Mondiale. The company is considering adding a DRM+ decoder.
The initial market is among worldwide broadcasters, particularly those serving countries where listeners may lack internet; a secondary market is individual listeners, hobbyists and others. PantronX will not supply all decoders for all formats but add them preloaded as needed.
Read the full article at Radio World…
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Ally, who shares the following short videos of the PantronX Titus II:
Click here to view on YouTube.
Click here to download.