PantronX Titus II DRM receiver June 2017 update

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:

Here’s an update on the PantronX Titus II DRM boombox from Mike at PantronX:

“We are first fulfilling large orders from international broadcasters. Individual orders most likely are late fall.

If you preordered someone will contact you when the order comes up. Sorry for the delays but demand has been almost overwhelming.

Thanks for your continued support.”

Thanks fo sharing this update with us, Ed!

13 thoughts on “PantronX Titus II DRM receiver June 2017 update

  1. Broadwing

    Why would international broadcasters be buying large quantities of these receivers? Still more delays for the SWLers wanting one for personal use. I get a feeling something isn’t right with this?

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    1. Dennis Falk

      TransWorld Radio and the HFCC are the two biggest backers of PantronX’s endeavour, and thus the majority of the pre-orders taken. I suspect it’s the fulfilling of orders for these two broadcasting organisations before they get to individual orders.

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      1. Michael

        I believe this radio is for charitable services only and won’t be available for the foreseeable future. I think that is maybe why the cost has been kept as low as can be possible.

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  2. KB7AIL

    “Somebody” is paying for international broadcasters to broadcast- commercial sponsors, governments, individuals, whatever. Changing over to DRM broadcasting has got to be expensive. Perhaps they want to get a radio in the hands of the people who are actually paying for the upgrade as soon as possible.

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  3. Antonio Trustno

    Hi Mike

    Can you send us a picture of your production line and the boxes being filled with receivers?

    Nothing personal. Doverai nor proverai.

    Best,

    Antonio Trustno

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  4. Antonio Trustno

    No pictures, huh.

    Kinda hard to believe fairy tales when you can’t even produce one picture of an assembly line that is just humming. Especially since it is so hard to take a picture and post it online these days. To busy and almost overwhelmed I guess.

    Things that make you go hummmm….

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  5. Mike

    Although we really like SWL hobbyist (was one myself many years ago) our major push is in filling large orders for broadcasters. It is easy for people who have never done anything to write nasty posts – completely different to perform. Give it a try. By the way, we have teamed up with Fraunhofer to add full function DRM (AM & VHF bands) as well as DAB(+) another first – a true multi-standard digital receiver … Now I am sure that we will get complaints that it does not handle HD! It could, it is a SDR you know.

    For all that have been patient and have placed a non-binding preorder, it might be some time yet until you are contacted, but thank you for your continuing support.

    http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/2017/09/titus-sdr-announces-ready-for.html

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    1. Dennis Falk

      With the Theori.io NRSC5 source code now on GitHub, it’s not that much a stretch to create a true open-source HD Radio receiver app for the Titus/Android platforms, as it was meant to work with RTL-SDR.

      d.m.f.

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  6. Antonio Trustno

    That is great. Please send a picture of your assembly line that is filling the large orders for broadcasters (you do have a smart phone, right?). Really simple. Point, click, upload. Voila!

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  7. Frank

    Hi Mike, Must admit still patiently waiting for this radio. Certainly additional reception for SSB would be another option I would like if thats not too difficult. Cheers

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    1. Dennis Falk

      Being that it’s an Android/RTL-SDR platform, you can pretty much use any SDR app presently available on the Titus II, some with SSB capabilities, like SDRPlay.

      My only concern, being that just about everything else I want is available, is support for AM stereo modes and FM-SCA, neither of which I’m aware that there are any Android support for either, yet.

      d.m.f.

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