The following information was found in the description (text) as found on eBay (at an auction):
Size: 178mm high x 304mm wide x 66mm deep. Weight (excluding batteries): 1.8 kg. Power supply: Internal; 4 x D cells, 6V, or 4 x rechargeable D cells, 4.8V. External; 9-12V DC, NR90 100-127V/220-240V mains unit is included. NiCD charger built into set, charges if switch in battery compartment set to "ACCU" and external power supply connected, even if set switched off. Battery meter: Yes, in LCD panel, displays for 10 seconds after switch on. Tuning method: Digital PLL synthesizer Tuning options: Tuning knob Slew key Auto-search (FM) Auto-scan (AM) Direct keying-in of frequencies and SW metre-bands, (LW/MW/SW frequencies can be entered in kHz or MHz, FM in MHz only) 40 broadcaster/156 frequency ROM table. User programmable presets Manual or automatic ROM/memory scan SW metre-band skip. Wavebands: FM: 87.5-108 mHz, tuning steps 25kHz. AFC: N/A LW 148-353 kHz, modes: Synchronous AM/USB/LSB; tuning steps 9kHz (scan), 1kHz (manual tuning), 100Hz (manual SSB/Synch fine tuning). Bandwidth. Automatic/Manual Gain Control. MW 513-1611 kHz, modes: Synchronous AM/USB/LSB; tuning steps 9kHz (switchable to 10kHz for use in the USA) (scan), 1kHz (manual tuning), 100Hz (manual SSB/Synch fine tuning). Bandwidth. Automatic/Manual Gain Control. SW 1612-30000kHz, modes: Synchronous AM/USB/LSB; tuning steps 5kHz (scan, within metre bands only, including amateur bands), 1kHz (manual tuning), 100Hz (manual SSB/Synch fine tuning). Bandwidth. Automatic/Manual Gain Control. IF's: FM; 10.7 MHZ AM; 54.5 MHz & 450 kHz. (Dual conversion) Station memories: Yes; 42, stores mode, bandwidth and mono/stereo where appropriate, with 4 character user input alphanumeric name assignment. ROM table, where applicable. (See above) Tuning meter: Yes, 16 segment LCD. Local/DX switch: Yes. Aerials: Ferrite rod for LW & MW, Telescopic for FM & SW, with internal pre-amp for SW. Dial illumination: Yes, plus numeric keypad and on/off key; Battery; Switched on for 10 seconds at switch on or when any key on numerical pad pressed. External power; permanent, but at reduced level when switched off. Mono selector: Yes, with LCD indication when stereo being decoded. Sockets: Inputs; DC 9-12V Aerial (all wavebands). Switch selectable on SW & FM, Outputs; Mono Line-out, phono socket. Stereo headphone (activates Stereo decoder if FM in use). Can also be used for cassette recording in stereo, in addition to line-out sockets. External speaker, left channel. (Internal speaker becomes right channel) Remote timer switching for external tape recorder, 3.5mm 3-contact, (sleeve common, ring open when timer on, tip closed when timer on) Output power: Mains operation; 2 x 1.5W RMS. Battery operation; 2 x 1W RMS Speaker: 4 inch dia. Tone control: Bass, Treble. Clock/Timer: 2 x 24 hour clocks, either one displayed full time, with keys to select. 2 x user programmable timer settings for on, off, station (memory or manual tuned). Sleep timer, programmable in 10 minute steps up to 60 minutes.
Grundig Satellit 500
Formerly Grundig's flagship portable SW receiver, this is still an excellent piece of equipment. Excellent sensitivity and selectivity. Digital display with two separate clocks (only one displayed at a time), signal strength meter, frequency readout, and four-character user-definable "name" for each memorized station. 42 memory positions. Tunes to .1 kHz increments. Selectable wide/narrow bandwidth for AM mode reception. Tunes MW in 9 or 10 kHz steps. Keypad frequency entry. In addition to AM, has three receiving "modes" for LW, MW, and SW: USB, LSB, and "Sync," which should more accurately be described as "fine tuning," as this implementation of synchronous detection operates differently from the Satellit 700 or Sony 2010. Selectable automatic/manual gain control. Covers LW (150-353 kHz), MW (528-1611 kHz), SW (1612-30000 kHz), and FM
(87.5-108 MHz). Excellent audio output, with separate treble and bass controls. Stereo through headphones. Line-level out (mono), external antenna, and 12 VDC-in jacks. Local/DX switch.
Built extremely rugged. Power supply included. An all-around great performer.
Price was $379 from Universal Radio in December.
User's report ,as found on internet:
I have a Grundig Satellit 500 and am basically satisfied with it. I miss the 512 memories of 700 and 'SSB clarify' control sometimes.
Yes, its 'sync' is exactly fine tuning in 100 Hz steps. However, it is rather simple to make it work similarly to '700 and '2010, because the detector chip is the same in all three. Only a switch with two pairs of contacts is needed. Another design fault, the excessive distortion in SSB mode, can be partly cured by adding two resistors. For serious DX-ers it may be important that the internal ferrite rod cannot be disabled on MW and LW in both 500
and 700, so the in-house noise may become a problem on these bands.
Please visit the following links for more information about the Grundig Satellit 500:
Universal Radio ,with a review of the Satellit 500:
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