Re: Grundig Mini 300-- Mini AM Performance

Claudio Leite

The Mini 300 is indeed dreadful on MW but surprisingly got me one
station I couldn't receive on any other portable, a Cuban on 1380 with
Radio Rebelde. It came in in well one night and nothing else picked it
up. The awful, slippery dial may be its worst feature, though it is
of some use while scanning the SW bands.

I've also been using it to test MW box loops since it's the only radio I
have that truly goes from nil to a strong station.

* John Cereghin (jcereghin@...) wrote:


I actually played with a mini-300 a year or so ago at a local Radio
Shack, but fortunately, I had the good sense to put it back on the
shelf. Now I am a complete technical n00b and I don't know which end
of a soldering iron to hold, but even I could figure out it was a
turkey when I saw I could dial the entire AM band in a half-turn on
the tuning dial.

Gobble gobble.

But it would be interesting to see which UL is the All Time Worst.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hi John,

Well, you may be right about hearing Pyongyang-657 on an E100
Slider in
Maine :>) , but sometimes even I wonder about the "ethics" of making
Ultralight radios ultra-competitive. The latest E100 hotrods
certainly make it
easy to clean up on transoceanic DX, but that probably isn't the
main interest
of the Ultralight enthusiast group, who properly concentrate on
using "basic"
receivers. I will accept 100% of the blame for this vanity trip.

Anyway, you don't need to worry about using your hard-earned
money, to
purchase multiple pocket radio lemons (to pioneer an new class of
Turkey DXing). I already use my $$ to purchase these Turkeys
periodically for
Shootouts, and would be thrilled to ship the entire Turkey Farm to
postage paid. I would even give you a money-back guarantee, that
if you are not
completely disgusted with the performance of any Turkey, I will
pay the postage for you to return it to me.

73, Gary

In a message dated 2/2/2009 7:08:31 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
jcereghin@... writes:

Gary, you just gave me an inspiration for a new UL DXing
sub-section- Turkey
Farm UL DXing. Anyone can pull in North Korea from Maine on an
E-100 with a
slider (ho hum!) but can I pull in a 50kw blowtorch at 100 miles at
with a UL off the turkey farm? THAT would be impressive- hi!

But I don't want to waste my hard-earned money pioneering this, tho.

John Cereghin
Smyrna DE

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 12:37 AM, <_D1028Gary@..._
(mailto:D1028Gary@...) > wrote:

Shortwave listeners may be attracted to this unit because of the 7
bands and
compact size, but AM-DXers should save their money, and avoid this
It puts the thrill back into receiving your locals. Further details
denigrations) are upcoming in the Shootout.

73, Gary DeBock

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