Yacht Boy 400
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The new variant of the Yacht Boy 400 appeared in 1994 and is a travel multiband radio with PLL synthesis and digital frequency display completely different from it's brother from 1980/1 carrying the same designation.
The Grundig Yacht Boy 400 from 1994 is a portable multiband "pocket radio", with it's dimensions of 18 x 12 x 3,7 cm and a weight of 590 g, it has the dimensions of a pocket book and will find some space in Your suitcase without problems.
The Yacht Boy 400 in the new 1994 version is a PLL synthesized shortwave radio with digital frequency display.
The set covers VHF / FM, long and mediumwaves and the complete shortwave band
from 1,7 - 30 MHz. The tuning steps can be set to one or 5 / 9 or 10 kHz (shortwaves /
long/mediumwaves Europe and USA).
The Yacht Boy 400 offers 40 memory channels to save frequencies, for the different scanning modes, refer to the user's manual.
The set is powered by six AA batteries for the radio, as their nominal
power is 9 Volts, the low battery warning will only appear below 5 Volts,
so the set can be operated from rechargeable accumulators with 1,2 V each.
There is a connector for a matching Grundig external power
supply, but be very careful not to use the center positive power supply from
the Grundig Satellit 700, the plug will physically match the socket but the
wrong polarity might damage Your radio.
The set has a good sensitivity and for a portable an adequate
selectivity on shortwaves, it tunes the complete shortwave band and offers
simple single sideband capabilities good enough to hear some flight weather
information channels and strong signal from radio amateurs.
The Grundig Yacht Boy 400 has a good price - performance relationship when it was new and is still an above average multiband travel radio with all useful features You need when travelling abroad (maybe, I would have likes to see a RDS decoder on the FM broadcast band included - but only very few sets have this option).