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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Grundig Satellit 750 Help

Reviews Summary for Grundig Satellit 750
Grundig Satellit 750 Reviews: 66 Average rating: 3.9/5 MSRP: $300
Description: The Grundig Satellit 750 with Advanced DSP technology is an exciting portable that brings the world to you! You will get complete coverage of all long wave, medium wave and shortwave frequencies as well as FM (stereo to the earphone jack). Plus the Satellit 750 also receives the VHF aeronautical band (117-137 MHz). Your shortwave coverage includes the reception of the single sideband (SSB) mode allowing the reception ham radio operators, maritime and shortwave aeronautical stations. You can select either wide or narrow selectivity to reduce co-channel interference. You can tune your favorite stations by the conventional tuning knob, quick keypad entry of via the 1000 memories. And you will enjoy the fidelity you have come to expect from Grundig enhanced by separate bass and treble controls. The radio features both an Earphone Jack and a Line Output Jack. Long distance Medium wave (AM band) reception is possible because of the built-in rotatable, directional ferrite antenna. External antennas may also be attached. 14.65 x 7.24 x 5.75 inches. There is even a USB (5V) outlet for MP3 or mobile phone charging function
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K4AXF Rating: 2/5 May 25, 2015 14:09 Send this review to a friend
S-2000 Revisited  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
On second thought, there are several issues with the Grundig 750/Tecsun S-2000: AGC, peaky, punchy audio, touchy BFO.

The deal-breaker for me was the really badly set up AGC. The decay is way too fast, resulting in constant re-attack during moderate fading, making shortwave content listening a fatiguing and unpleasant experience. It wouldn't be so bad if the BFO were easily adjustable for zero-beat, then you could ameliorate the fading by using exalted carrier single sideband (ECSSB).

I also found listening to AM and FM broadcast fatiguing because of the punchy audio. Listening for any length of time gave me a headache.

For just tuning around and logging in stations, this is not a bad radio at all. It is both sensitive and stable. The narrow filter is adequate for most casual listening. I never could figure out what was up with the wide filter - way too wide!

I traded my S-2000 after three months and finally ended up with a Ten-Tec Paragon transceiver which has a far superior receiver; but sadly, no FM broadcast reception and it cost twice as much. But that's what I needed to satisfy my SWL jones.

KW4JA Rating: 3/5 Feb 2, 2015 10:44 Send this review to a friend
Intermittent beasty  Time owned: months
This radio worked well with a five star performance the first two years I owned it. Then one day I turned in on and it was dead as a door nail except for the display. I unplugged it then tried it again the next day (with a few resets) and it was working again. Now it radomly goes dead then comes alive again in unpredictable fashion. I suspect it's a logic chip to blame. They only way to get it to work after it dies is to unplug, reset, replug, fiddle with buttons, and wait and it eventually starts working again for no known reason. It's my intermittant beasty.
K4AXF Rating: 4/5 Jan 21, 2015 08:49 Send this review to a friend
Good Listener Set  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Best to remember that this is NOT a communications receiver, rather it's a very nice shortwave listening set with FM broadcast and the VHF aero band thrown in. Mine is a Tecsun S-2000 - same radio as the Satellit 750.

It is most fairly compared with receivers like: the Kenwood R-300, R-600 R-1000; the Yaesu FRG-7, FRG-7700, FRG-7800; and various Radio Shack/Realistic models.

Against radios of this caliber, the Satellit 750 compares very well:

Sound quality is very good.
Sensitivity is very good.
Buit-in whip and magnetic antennas work fine.
Frequency stability and repeatability is excellent.
Selectivity is adequate.
Build quality is good.
Appearance is very pleasing.
The spun alloy knobs and meter are gorgeous.
Handles a good external antenna well with attenuator

The narrow filter, seems to be about 6 KHz and works well on shortwave and AM broadcast. I find that sometimes that by tuning 1 or 2 khz above or below the carrier frequency, I get better audio quality. On FM, the narrow filter eliminates the slight hiss on my favorite, but distant, station.

The wide filter is much wider than normally found on these sets, somewhere between 15 and 20 KHz wide. It seems to provide best reception on very strong stations where there little or no fading; but is not useful for most shortwave listening.

The bass control doesn't seem to have been designed quite correctly, but has some useful effect.

I find that exalted carrier ssb works fine and is sometimes helpful, but a larger BFO knob would make it less touchy to zero-beat the station. Tuning resolution of 100 Hz and a narrower range BFO would enhance this mode and SSB/CW in general.

This set is great for listening to aircraft and ground control, military and commercial, on SSB. Works OK for listening to SSB and CW on the amateur bands, but the filter is a bit wide if the band is crowded.

All in all, The Satellit 750 is a good, almost great, shortwave set. Better than some costing hundreds more.

73, Jim K4AXF
Ten-Tec Corsair
Tecsun S-2000

M0WZM Rating: 4/5 Sep 6, 2014 11:42 Send this review to a friend
Well worth it  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Thought about getting one for a very long time. Now I have I must say that although it has it's quirks it is undoubtedly a very capable receiver.
If you want a good general coverage set then I believe this hits the spot. Take a little time to play with it and get used to it and you will be pleased.
K9EUI Rating: 4/5 Jun 4, 2014 10:18 Send this review to a friend
replacement unit received  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Received a replacement 750 yesterday. of the several issues I had with the first one, this unit is not perfect either. At least the ATTEN works as it should. For my use, it is a keeper - extremely stable and sensitive. I'll give it a 4.
KB1VXP Rating: 4/5 Jun 3, 2014 18:58 Send this review to a friend
Overall good value  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice tabletop SWR, controls nicely laid out and user friendly. Very good sound quality. Quality is decent, given price. Sensitivity is good. Quality external antenna is everything. Spend a few bucks, and a couple of hours and put up a decent outside antenna and you will be happy with this radio.
K9EUI Rating: 2/5 May 7, 2014 16:11 Send this review to a friend
some problems resolved  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Further investigation showed that the birdies and broadband noise were caused by a touch-lamp in a china cabinet across the room even though it was "off." Had to unplug it. Other issues still there.
KI6RSE Rating: 4/5 Mar 17, 2014 18:31 Send this review to a friend
EXCELLENT RADIO  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Tuning solid...little entry..decent sound...Plastic case not something you want to drop..Very impressed with its receive..excellent..Personally I like it better than the Kenwood 2000 I recently got rid of..may not have as many bells and whistle but on a longwire this receives way better..Pleased..
RSHIRE22 Rating: 4/5 Feb 12, 2014 22:37 Send this review to a friend
Very FB  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've owned this radio nearly three years and I'm totally satisfied with all aspects of this radio. The only problem is the volume control has become scratchy requiring some deox being sprayed into the potentiometer. Right now I am chicken to open up the case so I am wondering if anyone has tried this yet? Great radio, fair price, no need for more expensive gear.
P4PENDING Rating: 4/5 Nov 7, 2013 20:27 Send this review to a friend
Great receiver!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
SW, MW, LW and HF receiver with AM, FM, USB and LSB modes. I think you can not get a much better receiver in this price range.
Works very well with the supplied antenna. Very convenient BNC connectors for external antennas but they on the right side of the receiver instead of the back (which I find less convenient)
Love to listen to the amateur bands? Love to listen to those remote AM stations? This is the radio for you.
Are the better receivers? Yes there are, but certainly not in the price range of the Grundig Satellit 750. Some filters and a noise blanker would be awesome but will cost you extra.
You're surely get much more receiver that you expect. Oh yeah, the airband is on it too!

Buy one and you will not be sorry.
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