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Re: SDS200 Scanner?

Post by Pumper_50 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:21 am

railscan wrote:Some observations if I may.

The lead up to the release of a new scanner can and does generate a considerable amount of excitement which in turn manifests itself often creating hyperbole.

Accordingly some consumers believe the rhetoric and the scanner takes on magic or mystical properties. Simply they expect more than the device can deliver. Just have to remember that it is wide band unprotected receiver and should be treated as such.

Enjoy it and remember that it cannot perform miracles.

So it won't make me a cup of tea?


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Re: SDS200 Scanner?

Post by railscan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:18 pm

[/quote]So it won't make me a cup of tea? Bugger![/quote]

Its American, coffee only.


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Re: SDS200 Scanner?

Post by Pendulum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:39 pm

sorry to rebump this thread, A/V and Data Tas are selling the SDS200E for $1299. email I am the owner of the business. we make next to nothing on them after postage, import taxes and then adding an AU power supply. but I know there are some that want to have them and I did all the hard yards to offer them to you all

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Re: SDS200 Scanner?

Post by VK3RX » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:59 pm

Recall a few posts back I mentioned that my recently purchased SDS200 from the U.S. has the hum/digital noise.

A PM exchange with another member prompted me to pull the covers off and see if the NMP200 part had been installed by the factory, and it had been.

Posts on RR mentioned that the part may or may not make good contact between the chassis and an internal cover. One mod is to install some copper tape on the top of the part and the internal cover to improve contact.

Below are a few pix of what I did. The copper tape I have is adhesive backed, hence folding it over on itself for continuous contact from front to back. Keeping it's backing tape on adds to the overall thickness. The tape was trimmed to width about 15mm, and the narrow folded portion is about 8mm. It's firmly wedged behind the NMP200, and isn't going anywhere.

The hum/digital noise has now almost disappeared - only audible at a very low level if I put my ear within about 100mm of the speaker. Here's hoping this fix is permanent.
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