Galaxy Mesa 7000
überarbeitet am 21.10.2010
The "Top of the range set" of the Galaxy Mesa series from 1971 is a quite representative shortwave receiver and had to compete in the market with Grundig'S Satellit 1000, it's a single conversion receiver with a turret tuning arrangement.
Nordmende's Galaxy Mesa 7000 is a portable shortwave receiver covering all popular shortwave broadcast bands. With it's 47 x 26 x 11,5 cm and a weight of 5,5 kg, it is a huge and quite heavy set. It favourable resides on the desk in a home then in a bicycle bag when You plan to go camping...
All important controls are found on the front panel, only the battery and
mains wire compartments are located at the rear. The two telescopic antennas
are located at the top of the set, at both sides of the carrying handle.
The Nordmende Galaxy Mesa 7000 is not difficult to operate: Pull the antennas out, turn
the set on. Set to shortwave broadcast bands with the pushbutton BANDS and
use the turret tuner to select the 49 m shortwave band,
the red triangle will point to the 49 m band mark, and look out for the strong
signal of Deutsche Welle, Cologne, somewhere between the 6.05 and 6.1 MHz
In summary, the Nordmende Galaxy Mesa 7000 is an impressive multiband shortwave radio giving You acceptable performance on the shortwave broadcast bands, You can catch many Foreign Services of the major broadcasters. The set is not suited as a real DX receiver, it's filters are quite broad, suppression of unwanted signals (mirrors) is poor due to the single conversion design, the set does not receive CW and single sideband transmissions from radioamateurs as it comes without a BFO and of course, it is not stable enough for radioteletype reception. The Galaxy Mesa is a collector's radio, DXers should look a around fo a set with an exact digital frequency display and SSB capabilities.
© Martin Bösch 22.6.2010