Yacht Boy 100 / 120
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The Grundig Yacht Boy 100 / 120 is a portable multiband "pocket radio", with it's dimensions of 23 x 4 x 14 cm and a weight of 800 g, it will fit in Your coat pocket or find some space in Your suitcase without problems.
The Yacht Boy 100 is an early example of the small Grundig travel portables
with a bandspread dial for several shortwave bands; the Yacht Boy 120 is a very
similar set with a digital clock / timer added.
The set covers VHF / FM, long and mediumwaves and six broadcast shortwave bands
from 49 - 16 meters.
The set is powered by five AA batteries for the radio and an additional clock battery, there is a connector for a matching Grundig external power supply. The antenne is a 70 cm flexible / rotating telescopic antenna.
The set has an adequate sensitivity on shortwaves, but it's analog dial with coarse
frequency markings is a serious drawback, the set receives only on six
shortwave broadcast bands, the 22 meter band is omitted and out of band channels
cannot be tuned.