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Reviews Categories | Filters, Audio: (DSP and others) | AOR TDF-370 MultiModeTerminal Help

Reviews Summary for AOR TDF-370 MultiModeTerminal
AOR TDF-370 MultiModeTerminal Reviews: 1 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $329.95
Description: DSP Filter, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, Voice Recorder, Mic Eq, MultiFunction Bat-Belt Box. AKA Multimode Terminal.
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WA4PQD Rating: 3/5 Aug 22, 2001 21:43 Send this review to a friend
Do All Unit -- But not sure how well it Do All.  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The audio filter makes a huge difference when listening to SSB or CW. The hiss and background noise goes away. Makes 20 sound like FM. The Voice Recorder is weak in the implementation. I could only play the msg back once then I would erase it when I tried to play it again, Sam. I didn't see in manual any way to play the msg more than once. Perhaps this is why it is not a voice keyer and why I say it is weak. The voice keyer would make this box kill. I didn't try the SSTV, RTTY, or PSK31 on my test drive. When working w/ the Stereo mode in CW I got into a Japanese(?) character mode for the bandwidth several times. I cycled power and couldn't reproduce it. The two knobs had a lot of lateral shaft play that I didn't care for. The unit is small enough and light enough to pack for a QRP field trip. Runs off batteries (4xAA's) or 9-15vdc external which is nice. I admit I didn't cover all the features but I probably wouldn't use them all anyway. I think if you must go w/ DSP and can get IF DSP in a rig, then do so. If you gotta have an AF DSP add-on then take a look at this one. As I said, I took it for a test drive at a local Ham Radio Outfit and examined the features that I would use and although it makes a difference, the price is a little high IMO. I think I'll wait for the next software rev and for the price to come down before I pull the trigger. In the mean time, I'll break out my Autek and Bencher active filters. I can't justify the $300+ bucks for this electronic 'swiss army knife'. Read the review in Sept QST and/or test drive it for yourself then decide. I hope others will soon post their (more complete) reviews on this device. Check it out and let us know. Best -- David SiValley, CA

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