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Grundig YB-400

General Coverage Portable Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHHHH (5)
Made In: China 1993-1999 Voltages: 9 VDC 6xAA
Coverage: 140-30000 kHz + FMS Readout: Digital LCD 1.
Modes: AM/SSB Selectivity: Two Position
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 8x5x1.5" 1.4 Lbs.
Features: Mini Head. Jack, S-Indicator, Batt-Indicator, Tone Switch, 40 Memories, Dial Lamp, Sleep, FM Stereo, Lock, Local-DX, Keypad, Ant. Jack, 1/9/10 kHz MW Step, Clock-Timer 24 Hr.
Accessories: 400ACA AC Adapter.
New Price: $170-250 Used Price: $100-130
Comments: Also called the Yacht Boy 400. The YB-400 is supplied with vinyl carrying case, wind-up antenna and stereo earplugs. Model YB-400 PE "Professional Edition" features a titanium colored case and is supplied with the Grundig AC adapter ($200-270 new). Both units have enjoyed wide acceptance.
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Grundig YB-500

General Coverage Portable Communications Receiver Rating (1-5): HHH (3)
Made In: Portugal 1993-1997 Voltages: 110-127/220-240 VAC
Coverage: 150-30000 kHz + FMS Readout: Digital LCD
Modes: AM/LSB/USB Selectivity: 6 kHz
Circuit: Double Conversion Physical: 4.4x7.5x1.6" 5 Lbs.
Features: Mini Head. Jack, S Indicator, Dial Lamp, Dial Lamp Switch, 40 Memories, RDS FM, 90 ROM Frequencies, Tilt Stand, Keypad, Lock, Dual 24 Hour Clocks, Up-Down Tuning, Tone Switch, Line Output, Recorder Activation.
New Price: $299-349 Used Price: $150-200
Comments: Also called the Yacht Boy 500. Supplied with an AC adapter or operates from four AA cells or 9 VDC. The YB-500 is an attractive unit, but actually falls short of the more affordable YB-400, in terms of performance.
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