[access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S

  • From: "Phil Roberts" <p.roberts13@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:04:25 +0100

Hi Majid 

Could you please tell me how many presets there are. 

Phil 
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Majid HUSSAIN
Sent: 12 June 2014 17:04
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S

hi there,
sonie products are very good, i am currently using a srf59 pocket am/fm
radio the ear phones act like the antenna and depending on what type of
earphones you use the reception on fm can vary.
it takes 1 aa battery and it lasts for a very long time.
kind regards
Majid Hussain

On 12/06/2014, Jackie Brown <thebrownsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Peter
>
> No it doesn't.
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jackie Brown
> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
> Skype: Thejackmate
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Peter Beasley
> Sent: 12 June 2014 15:39
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>
> Does the a m include longwave?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jackie Brown" <thebrownsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:10 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>
>
>> Hi Jim
>>
>> Well it is a small square personal radio that fits in your hand.  It 
>> comes with a removable belt clip and takes one AAA battery.  It is 
>> not a DAB radio, as I said before, but has AM, FM, and something they 
>> call a weather band, though I think this is just a continuation of 
>> FM.
>>
>> All buttons are tactile, and there are individual presets you can use 
>> to store favourite stations, 10 for FM, and five each for AM and the 
>> weather band.  Its earphones act as the aerial, but reception, least 
>> on FM, is quite good here.
>>
>> It costs £26.99 from Amazon.
>>
>> This radio would be really good for someone who just wants AM or FM 
>> on the move with extremely tactile buttons.
>>
>> Does that help?
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Jackie Brown
>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>> Skype: Thejackmate
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>> Behalf Of Jim Williams
>> Sent: 12 June 2014 14:02
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>>
>> Hi Jackie,
>>
>> I would like some more info on the Sony radio you mentioned.
>>
>> Price, size, number of presets, ease of use etc.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Jim Williams
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Brown" <thebrownsplace@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:48 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>>
>>
>>> Hi Carol
>>>
>>> In answer to your first question, the Roberts Play definitely has 
>>> five preset buttons on the radio which, when pressed and held in for 
>>> a few seconds, will store your favourite stations.  Then you can 
>>> press whichever one you have designated for that station to go 
>>> directly to it.
>>>
>>> As regards size and sound quality, the Play is thicker and slightly 
>>> bigger than the Pure Move, but it is still a nice size to put in a 
>>> suitcase for travelling.  The sound is not bad for a radio with one 
>>> mono speaker.  It does everything I require.
>>>
>>> If you didn't come across it in John Lewis, you can get it direct 
>>> from British Wireless for the Blind Fund for I think £60, or from 
>>> Roberts themselves.
>>>
>>> As an aside to this thread, I have been sent a very basic AM/FM 
>>> personal radio made by Sony to review.  It is not DAB, but all the 
>>> buttons on it are very tactile.  I was surprised manufacturers are 
>>> still making AM/FM radios, but there you go.  If anyone wants more 
>>> info, drop me a note off list as
>>>
>>> I
>>> don't want to clutter your Inboxes.
>>>
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Jackie Brown
>>> Twitter: @thebrownsplace
>>> Skype: Thejackmate
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>>> Behalf Of carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Sent: 11 June 2014 17:36
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> We have now had chance to look at some DAB radios in Lewis's, albeit 
>>> that the first of two guys was pretty clueless and the second not 
>>> too much more help.  We did however glean that some radios have 
>>> buttons to select which preset you want to play, whilst others just 
>>> select the presets and you have to work your way through them, until 
>>> you're sure you've got the programme you want.  Anyway, the second 
>>> of these options seemed a little unhelpful to us, so my question is 
>>> addressed to those of you who have DAB/FM radios, particularly the 
>>> Roberts:  Do you have a button that you can set so that it will 
>>> always take you to that station, once you have set up the preset?
>>>
>>> If you can answer that you do, my furhter questions are concerned 
>>> with size of the radio and the quality of speaker.  Would you take 
>>> the radio you have on holiday, bearing in mind it's size and, in 
>>> addition, how do you rate the sound that you're getting?
>>>
>>> This will hopefully narrow down our selection.
>>>
>>> Finally, apart from Roberts makes, has anyone got any other 
>>> make/model they really like that does have individual presets and a 
>>> good tone, without being
>>>
>>> too big to take away on holiday?
>>>
>>> Oh, I particularly liked the Roberts UNO Logic (if that's the 
>>> correct spelling).  We could not get a definitive answer about the 
>>> setting up of individual presets on this model but its tone was good 
>>> and the zie just right.  If anyone knows it then please give us any
information you can.
>>>
>>> Thanks for bearing with us on this one.
>>>
>>> Carol P
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Majid HUSSAIN" <mhussaincov@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2014 3:02 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE FOR VI'S
>>>
>>>
>>>> hi david,
>>>> is the radio you speak of 1 with a rubberized tuneing nob? on the 
>>>> back there is a usb port for any fermware or software upgrades the 
>>>> screen of the radio is on the top of the unit.
>>>> the earphone jack is located on the left hand side of the unit.
>>>> if this is the write radio is there a online manual that explaines 
>>>> opperation?
>>>> the radio came for me in a large box take care Majid Hussain
>>>>
>>>> On 01/06/2014, David Weston <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Hi carol,
>>>>> the Roberts radio is called a Classic DAB 2That is all that is 
>>>>> written on the radio and the box.
>>>>> I am OK. Had a heart attack at Easter, but now on the road to 
>>>>> fully recovery.
>>>>> David.
>>>>> On 31 May 2014, at 19:21, carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>> <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks David and all who have given your useful input. David, 
>>>>>> maybe this is the same model as the one to which Jackie refers. 
>>>>>> If you can get the model number for me then this would be useful.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I do hope you're doing OK these days.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Carol P
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>>> From: David Weston <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To:  access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> CC:
>>>>>> Date: Saturday, 31 May 2014 7.37 am
>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: PORTABLE DAB/FM RADIOS SUITABLE For VI's
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Carol,
>>>>>>> I have just bought a Roberts DAB radio. it is small and takes 
>>>>>>> six AAA batteries and it has a power lead so you can plug it 
>>>>>>> into the mains.
>>>>>>> if
>>>>>>> my wife was hear I could give you the model number, but she is out.
>>>>>>> You
>>>>>>> can get this model in black or cream, which I am told is a age 
>>>>>>> in colour.
>>>>>>> The controls are quite easy.
>>>>>>> From the left side the first button is the on/off. the next 
>>>>>>> button is the mode, if you press this button and hold it will 
>>>>>>> change from DAB to FM.
>>>>>>> The next button is two buttons one above the other and these are 
>>>>>>> the volume up/down. then you move across the screen to a nob, if 
>>>>>>> you tern this to the left you can select channels and if you 
>>>>>>> press this nob in and hold it for a count of about five it will 
>>>>>>> search for all channels on that wave band. It also has a plug 
>>>>>>> for headphones.
>>>>>>> Hope this is of some help. David.
>>>>>>> On 28 May 2014, at 23.06, <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We have just broken our Pure Digital radio and now it's  time 
>>>>>>> for us to look for a new portable DAB/FM radio which must be 
>>>>>>> portable and suitable for us to use and set easily.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any suggestions would be most welcome, please, especially if you 
>>>>>>> have purchased within the last year and so have seen what is 
>>>>>>> around at present.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Carol P
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Carol,
>>>>>>> I have just bought a Roberts DAB radio. it is small and takes 
>>>>>>> six AAA batteries and it has a power lead so you can plug it 
>>>>>>> into the mains.
>>>>>>> if
>>>>>>> my wife was hear I could give you the model number, but she is out.
>>>>>>> You
>>>>>>> can get this model in black or cream, which I am told is a age 
>>>>>>> in colour.
>>>>>>> The controls are quite easy.
>>>>>>> From the left side the first button is the on/off. the next 
>>>>>>> button is the mode, if you press this button and hold it will 
>>>>>>> change from DAB to FM.
>>>>>>> The next button is two buttons one above the other and these are 
>>>>>>> the volume up/down. then you move across the screen to a nob, if 
>>>>>>> you tern this to the left you can select channels and if you 
>>>>>>> press this nob in and hold it for a count of about five it will 
>>>>>>> search for all channels on that wave band. It also has a plug 
>>>>>>> for headphones.
>>>>>>> Hope this is of some help. David.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 28 May 2014, at 23.06, <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We have just broken our Pure Digital radio and now it's  time 
>>>>>>> for us to look for a new portable DAB/FM radio which must be 
>>>>>>> portable and suitable for us to use and set easily.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any suggestions would be most welcome, please, especially if you 
>>>>>>> have purchased within the last year and so have seen what is 
>>>>>>> around at present.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Carol P
>>>>>>>
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