Yacht Boy 600
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The Grundig Yacht Boy 600 is another representative of the early Grundig pocket multiband radios; it is very similar to the early Yacht Boy 400 but comes with a tiny signal strength meter.
The Grundig Yacht Boy 600 is a portable multiband "pocket radio", with it's dimensions of 26,2 x 14,5 x 4,8 cm and a weight of 800 g, it is slightly bigger then a pocket book and will find some space in Your suitcase without problems.
The Yacht Boy 600 makes part of the early Grundig travel portables series
with analog bandspread dials for several shortwave bands; it is quite similar to the the Yacht Boy 400,
bit comes with an added analog signal strenght meter instead of a LED indicator.
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 flexible / rotating telescopic antenna, the set offers no external antenna connector.
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.
© Martin Bösch 3.7.2010