ok now i have installed on my tablet at my yard,,,
i have also brought in the old dab board ,, and is also working ,, so i can compare between the too
1st off,, all below is the same setup for each board,, i'm useing the mag arial supplied for both dab devices..
the arial is attached to my tool box, for a good ground,, i'm useing the 3.5 jack straight to the amp as the tablet dose not have linein
board design and build not bad for a hobby build,, mitch replacement board much better , and removes the usb drop out.
dose not always activate , USB driver issue , keeps dropping out
scanning stations, struggles at times ,, takes about 2 minutes to complete each scan came up with 40 stations,, not all playable
signal low i would say about 30%
useage well hard to compare this 1 as its down to the pi codeing and is a v5 chip,, but very usable
slow station change
board build and design ,, well what can i say spot on , small clean,,
needs a usb driver installed to use,,, np there
radio switchs on/off with no issues,,
scanning 1 minute 70 stations 80% playable from here .
signal average 70%
usage (with demo app supplied) no faults so far ,, very useable, and very quick station change
i have not made any changes to my sys config , for these tests ,, its plug and go
agreed compareing a v5 chip with what i ssue is a v7 chip ,, theres bound to be improvements
but so far ,, without takeing out on the road yet ,,, this is the board for me ....
i have not tested FM on either board yet ,, and to be honest why should i ,, but from tests this morning,, pretty much the same on both boards.....
BIG sorry to you steve ,, i have really hijacked your fm radio thread ,,,
and yes so far i would say start building the pi ,, i'm not going to install fully into truck ,, so i can bench test for you ...
again sorry for the hijack ,,
Hows your radio comming along lol.lol.