Satellit 210 / Transistor 6001
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The first Grundig Satellit, the 205 model from 1964, has been followed by the 208 (Transistor 6000) in 1976 and the Satellit 210 in 1969. The Satellit 208 was the first double conversion multiband set, the 210 was an improved variant of this set with the highly reputable admission for maritime use (in fact, it's not a maritime communications receiver at all, but the set got the admission as "Schiffsfunkempfänger mit begrenztem Anwendungsbereich").
The Grundig Satellit 210 or "Transistor 6001" has been in production from 1969 - 1971. It's a was fully solid state device, it can be operated from batteries or the mains power supply TN12a or with a Dryfit accumulator, that can be charged from from TN14 charging power supply.
The portable set has the dimensions 44 x 26 x 13 cm has a weight of 7 kg.
There has been the option to attach an external "SSB unit" to the receiver, this will enable the set to receive CW / morse code transmissions an the amateur bands.
The double conversion design of this set allows acceptable reception quality
of the signals of the major international broadcasters on the shortwave bands.
The double conversion design will keep unwanted spurious signals and crossmodulation
effects away. The calibration of the bandspread dials is still quite coarse
and You will find the task of successfully locating a station on a known frequency quite
challenging. When the bandspread is switched off, the dial e.g. in the amateur
bands without bandspread is far too coarse to allow direct access to a desired frequency.
Keep in mind, that this "historic" set has no digital frequency display.
© Martin Bösch 22.5.2008