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Grundig sattilite 750

Postby Midnight cowboy » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:16 pm

Any views as I am thinking of buying this radio
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby G4RMT » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:38 pm

Well the range has been around for a very long time now, and they're handy casual short wave radio receivers. They're not noted for selectivity or ultimate sensitivity, but that's not what they're about. They're about modest performance from their short aerial, for people who perhaps travel a lot. They can have external aerials connected, but they can overload quite easily from the big power broadcasters. I had an earlier model that would be saturated from a nearby MW transmitter station, making hearing weak ones quite difficult. They are good intro radios, but you can pick up better general coverage receivers for not a lot more. Airband I can't speak for, as it wasn't on the one I had - but reviews aren't too impressed with it, I note.

With a decent outside aerial - perhaps a long wire and tuner, you may be quite happy. A one box product that looks good too.
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby m0lsx » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:34 pm

A stunning looking radio, also sold under the Tecsum 2000 badge. A friend use to use one with VERY good results using a few large wooden framed loop framed antennas on frequencies between Long Wave & about 8MHz.
I have the Eton G3, which also has SSB & Airband & for just under one third of the cost of a Satellite 750, it is a superb radio, but I am not sure I would be happy to pay £150 more just for the looks & still feel the short comings of the 750 remained value for money.
The Grundigs, like the Sony's use to be something special, but both makes today are producing radios which are a shadow of what they were, due to outsourcing.
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby Midnight cowboy » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:17 pm

Thanks for the advice
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby ACL » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:36 am

I had one a few years back. A nice looking radio with good sensitivity but not so sharp on selectivity. It's not a a stock dx machine but a nice enough radio for casual use. It is way over priced though.
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby ACL » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:39 am

m0lsx wrote:A stunning looking radio, also sold under the Tecsum 2000 badge. A friend use to use one with VERY good results using a few large wooden framed loop framed antennas on frequencies between Long Wave & about 8MHz.
I have the Eton G3, which also has SSB & Airband & for just under one third of the cost of a Satellite 750, it is a superb radio, but I am not sure I would be happy to pay £150 more just for the looks & still feel the short comings of the 750 remained value for money.
The Grundigs, like the Sony's use to be something special, but both makes today are producing radios which are a shadow of what they were, due to outsourcing.

Perhaps I had a duff G3 as I found imaging all over LW, MW and SW. It was awful on FM. I remember shelling out over £100 for it. Maplin were selling it for £30 last year.
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby m0lsx » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:28 pm

I love my G3. It works great, even when I once accidentally turned the attenuator on, weak MW signals were still there. And I think it is one of the best FM radios I own, with RDS on I can pick up local FM stations from all over.
I do know some have complained about the MW & LW on these radios, but mine is spot on & I have had it for years.
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Re: Grundig sattilite 750

Postby ACL » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:20 am

Has anybody used a G5 or E5 for HF? If so how did you find it?
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