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Subject: RE: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

RE: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

From: Gerry Ellis via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 20:28:06 +0100

Hello, Bernhard,

 

Thank you for the link. However, the status of the Sansa clip is “spare parts/defective”.

 

 

 

Take care,

 

Gerry Ellis

 

If you don’t know where you’re going,

How will you know when you get there?

 

From: Bernhard M. <bernhard_at_svenskaa.net>
Sent: Tuesday 16 June 2020 06:35
To: gerry.ellis_at_feelthebenefit.com; Rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Subject: RE: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

 

Maybe this one?
https://www.ebay.de/itm/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Schwarz-2GB-Digitaler-Medienplayer-MP3/193517635813?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l3160%2F7%3Feuid%3D566e3adeed284d12a11e4968cb41782b%26bu%3D44384295527%26ut%3DRU%26segname%3D11021%26crd%3D20200615161137%26osub%3D-1%7E1%26ch%3Dosgood%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.de%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F193517635813%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cch%3Dch%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Curl%3Dloc%2Cosub%3Dosub%26srcrot%3De11021.m43.l3160%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3Dbb9ca45c1720aa46dfc313befff078a9&ul_noapp=true&pageci=840fdad6-1f5c-4369-af05-dbaea0d2395f

Gerry Ellis via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se <mailto:rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> > skrev: (11 juni 2020 22:15:47 CEST)

Hi,

Thanks to everyone who answered. Some there that I already knew and much that I didn't. Plenty for me to try.


Take care,

Gerry Ellis

If you don’t know where you’re going,
How will you know when you get there?

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox <rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se <mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se> > On Behalf Of Sheldon via rockbox
Sent: Thursday 11 June 2020 03:39
To: Gerry Ellis via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se <mailto:rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se> >
Cc: Sheldon <sheldon10101_at_gmail.com <mailto:sheldon10101_at_gmail.com> >
Subject: Re: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

Hi:
The Sansa Clip Zip with Rockbox is customizable to an amazing degree and can certainly be controlled by touch. I use it that way, going to sleep.
You can even have it set up with a configuration file that runs everytime you turn it on. I suspect that you may want to go beyond just a FM radio. Ebay has a bunch of sansas available at various prices. Some with rockbox installed. Try craigslist and kiiji. I managed to get a new one a couple of years ago for a great price.


If you just want radio, consider getting a FM plus HD radio. Just check that there is HD radio where you are. With HD, you get better sound and a lot more stations. Interestingly, the HD radios and ones with accessibility seem to be coming from the UK. Here's a review of a radio that isn't expensive and seems to work pretty well for the blind.
https://dgriffithblog.com/2018/05/28/tactile-accessible-pocket-dab-dab-fm-radio/

Sheldon






On 2020-06-10 3:18 PM, Gerry Ellis via rockbox wrote:

 Hi,

 I am totally blind. I want to use Rockbox on a shirt pocket sized FM radio so that I can use the controls and also set and select prefix radio stations. The smaller the device the better so long as reception is good.

 Here is my understanding of the current position:
 * Rockbox works mostly on MP3 players.
 * The Sansa Clip devices used to play MP3, had an FM radio and were beautifully small. However, these are no longer on sale.
 * The Rockbox firmware doesn't work with the current Sansa Sports devices.
 * I am not aware of any small device with both FM and AM radio onto which Rockbox can be installed.

 If the device had an AM radio and/or an MP3 player, that would be a bonus. However, the FM radio is my primary wish.

 Has anyone any recommendations as to which device might suit and where I might get one?

 Thanks.


 Take care,

 Gerry Ellis

 If you don’t know where you’re going,
 How will you know when you get there?


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