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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 Май 2018 13:49 #1

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Hi,

the e-coder plus costs about 20% more than the e-coder.

Is the plus worth the extra money?

Please let me know.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 Май 2018 18:19 #2

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Not much of help for you, but I can say that the E-Coder plus is working FB! I was not sure either if it was worth the extra cost... and still don't :D

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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 Май 2018 21:44 #3

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E-Coder Plus - Resolution 1024 ppr

E-Coder - Resolution 256 ppr.

PPR stands for Periods per Revolution.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 09 Май 2018 22:55 #4

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We know, but is the extra PPR worth the cost? And do you notice the difference?

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Hans Christian LA9AKA :D
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 10 Май 2018 19:42 #5

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LA9AKA пишет:
We know, but is the extra PPR worth the cost? And do you notice the difference?

Yes, that's the main question.

Anyone tried both?
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 Май 2018 11:15 #6

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seller of E-Coder пишет:
To some people it’s worth it, to others it is not..

Pfffft.. if even the shop selling it can't give a reasonable answer :wall:
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 Май 2020 12:54 #7

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vy 73 de Thilo DL9NBJ
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 16 Май 2020 13:24 #8

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It is the cost of the optical sensor. Try sourcing the part yourself and will not find it for less than half the price of the unit. Then there is the manufacturing cost and profit margin. Moreover it is a precision instrument designed for years of trouble free use considering the massive number of pulse operations that it will make.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 17 Май 2020 22:45 #9

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Hi Eric,

You are expected to report positively. I stick to my opinion. It is far too expensive. Maybe someone can take pictures from the inside.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 18 Май 2020 06:47 #10

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Am I? I report as it is. History proves that I think. I merely identified the sensor and sourced it from the cheapest retailer I could find. Even allowing for a lower cost price to a manufacturer, it is a very expensive part. Actually, I was not defending it and only providing the de facto reason. That you consider it far too expensive probably puts you in the majority I suspect and I do not suppose sales of it are high, especially as there are much cheaper alternatives some of which are mentioned in this Forum.

If you want one without paying the price, check eBay. One sold last year that I remember for much less than half the price of a new one and another will be coming up soon - unused as new with everything intact. Someone will get the equivalent of a Rolls Royce at the price of a Volkswagen.
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e-coder vs e-coder plus 02 Май 2021 12:18 #11

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Hi folks,

first of all: thanks to all helping advises in the forum ! I used it a lot in the past 3 years.
I have a SUNSDR 2 DX (and had a qrp-one for 3 years) with an Expert 1k5 and DXLog-Contest logging software. I love the SDC with skimmer etc. The sunsdr-audio is best.

But my normal e-coder (not the PLUS) has sometimes a kind of weird action. I wonder if I am the only one:
The vfo-knob can be tuned to a new frequency (e.g. 7025,6) and then jumps back to the earlier position ( e.g. 7014,5) within1-2 seconds.
This phenomenon has never been from the begiinning, it occurs when the radio is on for a few hours. It also occured, that the e-coder had failure like a band-change was done and then it switched back again without any action a few seconds later.
Maybe this is even a matter of the USB-interface. In the past I had it when using the qrp-sdr as a receiver for skimmer with my IC.7300 as 1st radio. There I had some COM-issues which could have beend solved using SDC-com-spider. I use SDC for connection of sunsdr with DXlog and skimmer. Maybe there is the solution too ?

So I wondered if it would be a good idea to upgrade the e-coder to the PLUS one as that has more PPR and maybe more buffer through that.

Is there any experience with that strange action ? Can an ecoder-upgrade be the solution ? Any ideas from the specialists ?

73 & Thank you in advance

Marcus DL3NCI / DP7A
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