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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | grundig yb400pe Help


Reviews Summary for grundig yb400pe
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $75.00 refurb
Description: grundig (lextronics) am-fm sw receiver
YB 400 pe
display is awful otherwise great radio
Product is in production.
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SWLNIAGARA Rating: 5/5 Jan 6, 2011 21:32 Send this review to a friend
VERY SMALL, BUT PACKED WITH LOTS OF FEATURES INCLUDING SSB!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I took my YB400PE to the northern Yucatan when I stayed at a beach resort a few years ago. The radio is so small and light it's easy to pack. It came with a tiny covered spool of antenna wire that could be clipped to anything. At night the receiver picked up HF-SSB conversations from private yachts anchored around the Caribbean. Is this why they called it the 'Yacht Boy' radio? Then airline pilots reporting their positions at 38,000 feet to New York Radio also on HF-SSB. The receiver is dual conversion, LW, MW, SW and even FM stereo if you use stereo ear buds. A small wheel on the side works to further fine tune the PLL synthesized digital tuner. Without it you would never copy sideband signals. I used the handy internal light at night so I could see what I was doing. On a long night-time drive west from Cancun on the federal highway, I passed the time listening to a college baseball game on a small town Texas AM station by holding the radio up to the side window of the van. That signal skipped about 700 miles across the water. This is still the perfect radio for a traveller (it has a built in alarm clock) or for a child heading off to summer camp. It's a great little 'heavy-weight' of a shortwave radio. This model may be hard to find used but well worth the effort. By the way, the SSB signals were faint and noisy but I found them intelligible with ear buds.
 
KG4GYL Rating: 4/5 Dec 25, 2007 17:03 Send this review to a friend
awful display to a great radio  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
great radio yet display ruins everything
and be sure to take care with the telescoping antenna you can break it easily

better than a sangean ats505
 


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