I must agree with those who say the button labelings are different in the two photos. The NatGeo photo matches those in the ultralight file which were taken last year. It's quite possible that there is a "new" version of the G8, as Amazon and Universal are both big sellers. If so, that might explain the low price by NatGeo. Perhaps we should go to our local Radio Shack (another big seller) and see what they have.
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--- In ultralightdx@..., Dan Ferguson <shortwave@...> wrote:
I bought a Grundig G8 at Universal about a year ago. The buttons and
labels on mine are the same as in the NatGeo picture. My display is also
amber when backlit. The color of the case in the NatGeo picture appears
to be gray, about the same as the Eton E1 or E5. Mine from Universal is
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Russ Edmunds wrote:
I cannot completely read the labels, but other than the amber
backlight being on in one pic and being off ( therefore it looks grey
) in the other ( and comparing both to the one sitting right next to
me ) I don't see any differences.
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From: ppasteur <ppasteur@...>
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: Grundig G8 for $25 at National
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:06 PM
That is what I was thinking too, caveat emptor.
It is interesting, I looked at pictures on Amazon and Universal
radio and they don't match with the one at National Geographic.
Specifically the one at Nat Geo has no "lock" text in red under
the Snooze/Light button while the Universal/Amazon radio does..
Next buttons to the right the Nat geo unit has two arrows, one up,
one down with 9-10 khz under one and FM set under the other. The
corresponding buttons on the Universal/Amazon pictures are labled
Display and VF/VM. The next button to the right is AM/LW and the
next FM on the Nat Geo unit. These buttons have lines underneath
them connecting the button with ATS in the middle. The
corresponding buttons an the Universal/Amazon radio are SW, with
MB underneath it and FM/AM/LW with ATS underneath it.
On the other side of the display under the power button the Nat
Geo radio has a buton labeled Display with a key under it and then
one labled VF/VM with the word Step under it.. The corresponding
buttons on the Universal/Amazon set have a down arrow and and up
arrow over each respectively with the word AUTO between the
arrows. As mentioned, in the pictures the display on the Nat Geo
unit looks almost orange. The Universal/amazon radio has an pale
I have lots of radios, but this is a good deal and almost makes me
want to pick one up to try to duplicate Roys work. I just don't
want to get the wrong radio for that project.
I wish I could attach the pictures.
Yahoo will probably butcher these, but they are links to zoomed
pictures of the two units that can be panned:
BTW, thanks for the response!
> Phil, I just looked at my Grundig Traveller II G8 that I bought
from Eton directly and, for what it's worth, the buttons are the
same. The backlight on mine is sort of amber too.
> If you're not sure of what NatGeo is offering then "caveat emptor"