Re: Grundig 300 PE

dhsatyadhana <satya@...>

I agree with Jay. The 300 PE (re-branded Tecsun 919) is their bottom-of-the-line digital set, with a small ferrite that runs across the top that does not bode well for AM sensitivity. Even the next model up in their digital line-up, the G1100 (Tecsun DR-920) is still lagging in performance. Having tried the G1100 recently, the analog/digital tuning system that both models (300 PE and G1100) share doesn't seem to work well on MW.

In looking at the first page of eHam reviews, it seems that the positive reviews for the 300 PE were mainly for FM and/or SW performance, not AM. Also, advanced information from Gary DeBock, who is evaluating the 300 PE as part of the upcoming Shoot-Out, indicates that this is not a model worth rushing out and getting.

If you're in the market for a digital set, the Eton e100 and Sangean DT-400W are capable performers; the e100 is the most selective ULR, while the DT-400W is the most sensitive. However, if you are an urban DXer, the unparalleled nulling performance of the Kaito WRX-911 that Jay mentioned might be the way to go, at a rock-bottom price.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA

--- In ultralightdx@..., Jay Heyl <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:04 AM, John Moore 3rd <jmoore3rd_1@...>wrote:

Can anyone either give Me a Review of the 300 PE or direct Me to a link
to a Review?

Amazon will no doubt have a number of reviews. Same at eham. If you're
referring to the Mini 300PE that comes in a variety of colors, it's a so-so
radio. About the only thing really in its favor is the digital display.
Aside from that, there are a number of better choices for less money. The
Kaito WRX911 at $15 springs immediately to mind.

-- Jay

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