Tecsun DR-920 (aka Grundig G1100/Eton E1100) Cheap on Ebay


Guy Atkins
 

For those interested, the E100's replacement, the E1100, is available
in a Tecsun-badged version from Ebay seller "Trinityforevertrading".
The price is $12.99 with $13.00 shipping from Hong Kong.

Check out auction #250238926506 for an example of one of this
seller's auctions for the DR-920. The auction says this model is the
same as the Grundig G1100, which is the same thing as the new Eton
E1100. The seller says "we have a lot in stock".

The price certainly is low enough to be painless, in case this model
turns out to be a dog! Perhaps we ULers will get lucky and find this
to be a nice model.

I wasn't aware that an ultralight is defined as less that 20 cubic
inches in mass, and with a single bandwidth, until John Bryant
pointed it out recently. This Tecsun/Eton/Grundig model fits both
requirements with a 15.19" cubic inches measurement, and a single
bandwidth.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com


huelbe_garcia@...
 

Hello Guy, friends.

When you said "DR-920" I immediatelly thought, "oh no!"

I have checked the site: DR-920 is physically the same G1100 receiver from
Grundig/Eton site. An search though Internet came a few pics of E1100,
identical to G1100.

About DR-920 I bought one about 1.5 years ago and now it's my dad's radio
:). It's full analog, has a frequency meter and clock. It's not PLL/DDS. Its
sensitivity is weak to poor, but its selectivity is horrible! You can listen
a strong station as far as 30 khz away from its nominal frequency. Still,
it's a nice gift for your dad who listens only to local hard-news stations
:)

So, assuming DR-920 = G1100 = E1100 (and I am confident they are the same
receiver), I don't think they are a replacement for E100.

Huelbe.
Brazil

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Atkins" <dx@guyatkins.com>
To: <ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 1:23 AM
Subject: [ultralightdx] Tecsun DR-920 (aka Grundig G1100/Eton E1100) Cheap
on Ebay


For those interested, the E100's replacement, the E1100, is available
in a Tecsun-badged version from Ebay seller "Trinityforevertrading".
The price is $12.99 with $13.00 shipping from Hong Kong.

Check out auction #250238926506 for an example of one of this
seller's auctions for the DR-920. The auction says this model is the
same as the Grundig G1100, which is the same thing as the new Eton
E1100. The seller says "we have a lot in stock".

The price certainly is low enough to be painless, in case this model
turns out to be a dog! Perhaps we ULers will get lucky and find this
to be a nice model.

I wasn't aware that an ultralight is defined as less that 20 cubic
inches in mass, and with a single bandwidth, until John Bryant
pointed it out recently. This Tecsun/Eton/Grundig model fits both
requirements with a 15.19" cubic inches measurement, and a single
bandwidth.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com



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Guy Atkins
 

Hi Huelbe,
 
Well, that is disappointing. It sounds like Eton/Grundig is going backwards, if they are just rebadging a year and a half old radio.
 
However, perhaps the sensitivity is just a matter of inaccurate out-of-the-box alignment, and can be fixed by following some basic steps such as Gary DeBock has described. Even many of  the popular SRF-59 radios have not been well aligned from the factory.
 
Hopefully the selectivity can be remedied with a replacement filter, although it may be more effort than it is worth, on such an inexpensive radio.
 
BTW, the auction number I listed at first was wrong. The correct Ebay auction item number to check is: 370045350485. Or, you can just search for all auctions by "Trinityforevertrading".
 
73,
 
Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: ultralightdx@... [mailto:ultralightdx@...]On Behalf Of huelbe_garcia@...
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:07 PM
To: ultralightdx@...
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Tecsun DR-920 (aka Grundig G1100/Eton E1100) Cheap on Ebay

Hello Guy, friends.

When you said "DR-920" I immediatelly thought, "oh no!"

I have checked the site: DR-920 is physically the same G1100 receiver from
Grundig/Eton site. An search though Internet came a few pics of E1100,
identical to G1100.

About DR-920 I bought one about 1.5 years ago and now it's my dad's radio
:). It's full analog, has a frequency meter and clock. It's not PLL/DDS. Its
sensitivity is weak to poor, but its selectivity is horrible! You can listen
a strong station as far as 30 khz away from its nominal frequency. Still,
it's a nice gift for your dad who listens only to local hard-news stations
:)

So, assuming DR-920 = G1100 = E1100 (and I am confident they are the same
receiver), I don't think they are a replacement for E100.

Huelbe.
Brazil

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John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
 

That was a good spot, as usual, Guy.... Despite the poor review, I ordered one.... I've been wanting to learn about substituting filters.... and VERY inexpensive for a digitally dialed radio... Time will tell.

John B.






At 04:23 AM 4/27/2008 +0000, you wrote:

For those interested, the E100's replacement, the E1100, is available
in a Tecsun-badged version from Ebay seller "Trinityforevertrading".
The price is $12.99 with $13.00 shipping from Hong Kong.

Check out auction #250238926506 for an example of one of this
seller's auctions for the DR-920. The auction says this model is the
same as the Grundig G1100, which is the same thing as the new Eton
E1100. The seller says "we have a lot in stock".

The price certainly is low enough to be painless, in case this model
turns out to be a dog! Perhaps we ULers will get lucky and find this
to be a nice model.

I wasn't aware that an ultralight is defined as less that 20 cubic
inches in mass, and with a single bandwidth, until John Bryant
pointed it out recently. This Tecsun/Eton/Grundig model fits both
requirements with a 15.19" cubic inches measurement, and a single
bandwidth.

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA USA
www.perseus-sdr.blogspot.com