GRUNDIG G5

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Alex Lawler
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GRUNDIG G5

Post by Alex Lawler » 20 Aug 2016 18:15

I going to start using this soon with a passive tecsun an 200 loop. It appears equal to the Tecsun 390 on all fronts with a warmer sound. I'm just posting to ask if others on here have used the G5 for dxing MW or SW.
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Re: GRUNDIG G5

Post by senderjaeger » 20 Aug 2016 22:07

The Grundig G5 (Etón E5) is a great portable for MW and SW DXing, very sensitive on its built-in antennas and even better with not too large external antennas. I'm sure you will be pleased with it. Mine is modified with a 2.8 kHz filter on the narrow position that makes it quite capable even for transatlantic MW DXing with a passive loop antenna. It doesn't rival a desktop communications receiver or SDR, of course, but the results I've got with it are quite impressive for a rather simple and inexspensive portable.

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Re: GRUNDIG G5

Post by pe1etr » 21 Aug 2016 06:44

Some TA stations were at portable radio strength this morning.
I used a Sony ICF-SW7600GR with a Tecsun AN 200 loop.

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Re: GRUNDIG G5

Post by Alex Lawler » 21 Aug 2016 12:23

Thanks for the replies. It's very encouraging. Mine is modified for FM not for MW. Perhaps that's something i will eventually look into. It's positive that TA stations are already receivable. I don't usually start MW until October.
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Post by sleeper77 » 10 Sep 2016 16:19

I have an Eton E5 (same as Grundig G5, brand name only different). I have used this in the past for MW DXing & the results are really impressive for a portable like senderjaeger summed up. Using a Tecsun AN-200 is obviously a must for making the most of it. I could even receive USA on it (Boston on 1510 kHz) with just the ferrite antenna & no inductive coupling. The Grundig / Eton can also use an external antenna for MW, tried this with my Sony AN-12 antenna & indeed it did work.
Also I would recommend looking for a PLL version of the Degen DE1103. It has either the same or nearly identical hardware to the Grundig / Eton E5 from what I have read. Again like the former two, you can use an external antenna & I could also receive the other side of the Atlantic easily when using a longwire antenna during my DXpeditions. Don't go for the more modern DSP versions since I have been told this feature is no longer possible.

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Re: GRUNDIG G5

Post by Alex Lawler » 14 Sep 2016 11:45

Thanks Sleeper77. I'm starting to use the G5 without the loop and just the internal ferrite . The reason is that connecting the AN 200 to the MW aerial socket disconnects the internal ferrite which defeats the object for me as the G5s internal ferrite is equally as good as the loop.I guess I could use it passively just coupling by the side of the radio but to be honest the internal ferrite seems so good I can't see a benefit using it this way either . I guess the AN 200 loop is good for portables with average ferrites?? I'm not sure !!
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Re: GRUNDIG G5

Post by Alex Lawler » 15 Sep 2016 15:55

Just to contradict myself I've been playing about with groundwave reception. Using the G5 without an external antenna Radio Kent is strong on 774khz here in Norwich. Adding the Tecsun An 200 loop Radio Leeds came in as well. So my last post was completely wrong. The loop with the G5 is most definitely worthwhile.
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