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Freebander
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Well - I had to buy it !!!


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GA Guys !!

Sometimes, I sit on Ebay - watching all those late bids coming in in the last few seconds with people using 'Bid Napper' or Bid Raptor' programs.

I saw this little radio come up, with one bid on it at 5 GB Pounds (7 US Dollars), and thought - 'My Gosh! - that is cheap!' so I put 10 Pounds on it and won it for [sign in to see URL] GB Pounds (10 USD) + 3 Pounds Postage. Its called a Grundig Globe Traveller G3 - or the Eton G3. Maplins retail it here for about 100 Pounds (165 USD).

Having bought it, and never having heard of it before, I started reading up the 'blurbs' on the internet. Very impressive !!

It arrived on my doorstep yesterday morning, and frankly - I am amazed!! I find it hears most of what I can hear on SSB with my Yaesu FT-767 (but much quieter!) - certainly less white noise (floor level) - but it tends to overload on my outdoor antennas. I experimented a bit, and found that if I wrapped an insulated wire a few turns round the (collapsed) telescopic antenna, and joined that to the centre of my antenna co-ax, it really did perform!

In these current non-skip days, I can't really assess it subjectively, but at present I can hear Itallian, Spanish, Ukainian, stations on S9+ - and I have just used the 'line out' into my Digi Mode Interface, and it is working fine on [sign in to see URL] Mhz !!

Only 'Downer' - the seller didn't mention that the flimsy back support had broken - but I am still well pleased, and am sure that it will become a 'keeper' to travel around with me in my jacket pocket!

Here are the Pictures and a very good 'write up' .......

]GRUNDIG GLOBE TRAVELLER - G3

Does anyone else have one of these little jobbies? What do you think ?

73's de Terry

(LATER EDIT) .... Just had a peek inside, and there is nothing in there !! - Everything other than the Mains PSU and Charger seems to be connected to one little IC - well thats how it looks !


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Re: Well - I had to buy it !!!


seems to be a bargin mate... nice one emoticon
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well cheap, i had a search and couldnt find anything that cheap well done

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