[rescue] FS: Eton E5/Grundig G5 Portable Shortwave Radio

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sun May 25 23:33:19 CDT 2008

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 10:53:47PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:

> First, a Yaesu FRG-100:
> http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/frg100.htm
> Then, in an amazing deal, I got this ENTIRE SETUP for less than $100:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrbill/2272110058/

Good receiver. 

> Kenwood TS-430, AT-250 antenna tuner, and PS-430 power supply.  I'm one
> accessory (the SP-430 external speaker) away from having the entire set.

I have one. Except for the tuner. The biggest problem you will have with it
is that the relay contacts get dirty and they receive sensitivity goes way
down. It's a simple fix, look up the ts-430 ameteur service bullitens on
kenwood's website. 

One symptom of it is that the problem goes away if you transmit. 

If my memory still works, :-) you can download the service manual from

> It's got a couple of minor age-related issues, but I'm going to get the rig
> tweaked, tuned, and fixed up for a flate rate of less than $200 once I pass
> my General upgrade.

Sure, but what does it need? Since I've owned mine, circa 1994 (got it
used), I've added an FM board, AM and CW filter and did the ASB fix for
the receive problem. It's still working fine. I also did the AM sensitivity
mod, but it was a waste here. 

BTW, the speaker is not very good. You may want to buy a better speaker
and stuff it in the case if you get one. 

> I was studying for it in the middle of February when Amy had to go into the
> hospital and then my dog died; I've not touched it since then and need to
> pick it back up.

I was glad to hear that she is out and doing well. Sorry about the dog.
Good luck on the test.



Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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