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The Etn E1 XM (originally announced as the Grundig Satellit 900) is the world's first radio that combines AM, FM, shortwave and XM Satellite radio into one ultra high-performance unit. Development, in collaboration with RL Drake Company and XM Satellite Radio, took nearly ten years.

The digitally synthesized, dual conversion shortwave tuner covers all shortwave frequencies. Adjacent frequency interference can be minimized or eliminated with a choice of three bandwidths [7.0, 4.0, 2.5 kHz]. The sideband selectable Synchronous AM Detector further minimizes adjacent frequency interference and reduces fading distortion of AM signals. IF Passband Tuning is yet another advanced feature that functions in AM and SSB modes to reject interference. AGC is selectable at fast or slow. High dynamic range permits the detection of weak signals in the presence of strong signals. All this coupled with great sensitivity will bring in stations from every part of the globe. Organizing your stations is facilitated by 500 user programmable presets with alpha labeling, plus 1200 user definable country memories, for a total of 1700 presets. You can tune this radio many ways such as: direct shortwave band entry, direct frequency entry, up-down tuning and scanning. Plus you can tune the bands with the good old fashioned tuning knob (that has new fashioned variable-rate tuning). There is also a dual-event programmable timer.

Stereo line-level output is provided for recording or routing the audio into another device such as a home stereo. Many receiver parameters such as AM step, FM coverage, beep, kHz/MHz entry etc., can be set to your personal taste via the preference menu. The E1 XM has a built in telescopic antenna for AM, shortwave and FM reception. Additionally there is a switchable antenna jack [KOK] for an external antenna. There are jacks for Line Input, Line Output, earphones, and external speaker. The E1 XM comes with an AC adapter or may be operated from four D cells (not included).

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m  2000m 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
1700 channels in 1 bank(s)


0.1-30 / 76-90 / 87-108 MHz (XM Satellite radio option)
AM   AM-sync   W-FM Stereo   CW   SSB  
2.5 / 4 / 7 kHz
Receiver system
Image rejection
Audio output


Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in sweep + KOK1 (Motorola/DIN41585)


Power requirements
6V DC (4R20/D)
Current drain RX


Dimensions (w×h×d)
333 × 180 × 58 mm (13.11 × 7.09 × 2.28 in)
Form factor
Between 200x and 200x in India

Other features

Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
PBT. Dual clocks and timers 320*240 pixel 5.7" LCD
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LE MEJOR RADIO PORTATIL DEL MUNDO 10 years ago by eromero1904

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  • USD 40.00

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2008 USD 375.00 New / Mint dxace1

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