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January 10, 2019


Neil Goldstein, W2NDG

With all the buying and selling I've done over the last few years I've had my hands on most of the classic SW portables produced since the mid 70's. I have to say that these are good basic performers. Easy to operate, and last a while on batteries. The other surprise (and one that I'm keeping) was the original Sangean ATS-909 (non-x). These can be had on the cheap sometimes as the RS DX-398. I've only kept a handful of radios after this tour of the market:

These are just the digital ones I have held on to

Sony 2010 (I currently have 3, but 2 will be sold)
Sangean ATS-909
Sangean ATS-803a
Grundig YB400E (very close to your G4000a)
Sony Pro-80
Sony SW1S

There is also an assortment of cheap mini portables, an Eton Field radio and a Panasonic RF-2200

Enjoy the Grundig, and nice to see you posting about radios again!


Good to know that Sangean ATS-909 is cheap because the new model is over $200. I find I need my radios to have an aperture for a SW wire antenna to enhance my FM reception.


It's good to know you are posting about radios again!...
I'll sent you(if you like) some pictures of great performing fm antennas you could build for less than 10 dls.


Sure. My new email: herculodge@frontier.com. Or you can send link on comments page of this post. Thanks.

Keith Beesley

Huesby, please share antenna info on this page. Thanks!

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