HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

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HD Portable Radio with split audio capability

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Good morning,

Does anyone know a a decent HD portable radio that has the ability to split the headphones between FM and HD1 to check time alignment?

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None that I've ever seen. Usually I'll take two portable radios to the TX site, one analog and one HD-capable. Fire them both up and see how far things are off.
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The table radio sold by RadioShack some 10? years ago could do that. Some of the tuners can do that and they usually have a headphone jack on the front.

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Kelly wrote: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am None that I've ever seen. Usually I'll take two portable radios to the TX site, one analog and one HD-capable. Fire them both up and see how far things are off.
I hadn't thought about that...

However it appears that this radio will do it in a tech menu. It is supposed to arrive today and I will give it a try. BestBuy has them in stock at $50.

Insignia™ - Tabletop FM/HD Radio - Black
Model:NS-HDRAD2
SKU:4888900


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kcbooboo wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:09 am The table radio sold by RadioShack some 10? years ago could do that. Some of the tuners can do that and they usually have a headphone jack on the front.

Bob M.
I have an older Sangean HD tuner that I haven't found a button combo that makes it split.

I have an Insignia portable radio ordered that is supposed to split.

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kkiddkkidd wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:29 am
I have an older Sangean HD tuner that I haven't found a button combo that makes it split.

I have an Insignia portable radio ordered that is supposed to split.

Later,

UPDATE.... UPDATE.... UPDATE.... UPDATE....

I received the new Insignia portable radio from Best Buy and it DOES NOT allow splitting via the instructions that I received. It is a Rev_B radio. I found and ordered a NOS Insignia NS-HDRAD2 from Ebay and it has the secondary menu via undocumented button presses. I think that I tried every conceivable combination of buttons on the Rev_B unit and wasn't able to find any that presented the secondary menu.

The NEW Rev_B radio box has a slightly different graphic and has the words, "Tabletop FM/HD Radio" and has an external antenna connector on the back of the unit.

The Original version (that works split) has the words "Tabletop HD Radio" on the box and does not have an external antenna connector. There are other differences in the boxes but that is the most noticeable.

There are several of the Original version on Ebay including a seller that has several NOS units.

Between the 2 radios that I received, the newer version seems to have slightly better FM and HD sensitivity over the Original.

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