Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Tony Bigra » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi,
I am considering buying a Grundig Yacht Boy 400 or 305 receiver. It
appears that the 305 does not pickup SSB. I would like to use the radio
to listen to the cruising nets and weather info and possibly to pickup
weatherfax with a computer interface. Any opinions on either of these
units?

Tony

---
48' Aluminium Catamaran under construction
        http://www.mala.bc.ca/~bigras

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Greg David » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hi,
>I am considering buying a Grundig Yacht Boy 400 or 305 receiver. It
>appears that the 305 does not pickup SSB. I would like to use the radio
>to listen to the cruising nets and weather info and possibly to pickup
>weatherfax with a computer interface. Any opinions on either of these
>units?

>Tony

I would recommend to skip the Grundig and get a Sony ICF 2010. I just went
through a bit of research on this subject, and this classic portable model
still seems to be the best.

Greg Davids

www.sailomat.com

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by CptSac » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

I used a Grundig 400 to receive USCG weather and listen in on Herb (Southbound
II) for a couple of years. I don't know if the Sony is a  better radio, perhaps
it is. The Grundig worked fine most of the time. My impression was that when I
had trouble, receiving Herb for example, others with full SSB or ham  rigs were
having trouble, too. Shortwave reception is pretty flukey. You will have
problems interfacing a laptop with the Grundig to get weatherfax reports
because the interference generated by the computer will impair reception of the
radio unless it's well-separated from the laptop. What's required is an antenna
well away from the computer with a shielded cable to connect to the radio --
good luck working that out!

Byron Sachs
s/v Vela
(buying a cruising boat?  http://members.aol.com/cptsachs)

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Chuck Wood » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Any chance of finding the Sony ICF 2010 at a discount price?  Who might
handle these on the west coast?

Thanks
chuck

Quote:


> >Hi,
> >I am considering buying a Grundig Yacht Boy 400 or 305 receiver. It
> >appears that the 305 does not pickup SSB. I would like to use the radio
> >to listen to the cruising nets and weather info and possibly to pickup
> >weatherfax with a computer interface. Any opinions on either of these
> >units?

> >Tony

> I would recommend to skip the Grundig and get a Sony ICF 2010. I just went
> through a bit of research on this subject, and this classic portable model
> still seems to be the best.

> Greg Davids

> www.sailomat.com

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Sail4Ma » Thu, 26 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>I am considering buying a Grundig Yacht Boy 400

Check with Grundig, they have an 800 number.  Last time I called, they were not
recomending any of their new models for weatherfax.  Something about the "high
end" tuner not working well with fax output like their older models.  they
suggested to wait until a newer design came out sometime late 1998?  

SVWillow

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Greg David » Fri, 27 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Any chance of finding the Sony ICF 2010 at a discount price?  Who might
>handle these on the west coast?

>Thanks
>chuck

Since this radio is such a specialty item, my guess is that you won't find
anyone selling it at any substantial discount. It doesn't matter. At it's
normal street price, it's better than everything else. If you haven't
already done so, get a copy of Passport to World Band Radio. This is the TV
Guide of shortwave radio. In this book they also review every radio being
made today. They have a nice story on the history of the Sony 2010.

The Grundig 400 seems to be a good second choice for a less expensive model.
It does not have a switch for lower side band/upper side band selection,
which I believe you need for weather fax reception.
Greg

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Owen Harald Morg » Sat, 04 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Hi,
>I am considering buying a Grundig Yacht Boy 400 or 305 receiver. It
>appears that the 305 does not pickup SSB. I would like to use the radio
>to listen to the cruising nets and weather info and possibly to pickup
>weatherfax with a computer interface. Any opinions on either of these
>units?

>Tony

>---

Also consider the British made NASA SW radio at around 150 with
weatherfax software and cable at the UK discount stores. I'll be
getting one shortly.

Regards

Owen H. Morgan, Yacht "Naomi J.", T?nsberg, Norway
Sorry 'bout the spamtrap.
Please edit my e-mail address: ohmorgan at online dot no
If you can't figure that out, go to my website and click on
"Mail to Skipper".

http://www.angelfire.com/sc/yachtnaomij/

* Houses are but badly built boats so firmly aground
* that you cannot think of moving them. - Arthur Ransome.

 
 
 

Grundig Yacht Boy, Good for SW and SSB on yacht?

Post by Leonar » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00

I have looked at the NASA but was unsure whether it would get longwave or
SSB for that matter. If you can enlighten me I'd be very happy because it
looks like a good deal, Leonard Broese van Groenou

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