SW-77 will run rings around the YB400. It also costs more than twice
as much. Let me give you an example.
I like to listen to Radio Australia on 5995 in the morning while I
prepare for work. Recently, it has been impossible to receive on the
YB400 because of Radio Cuba on 6000. The SW-77 handles it with no
problem because of the syncronous dectector. I have compared both
radios side by side on various bands, and the SW-77 always wins by a
My only gripe with the SW-77 is the chugging of the tuning knob. But I
still feel that it beats the YB-400 tuning. Don't get me wrong, I love
the YB-400, and use it every day. The Sony is just better for what you
Best price I've seen is at SMILE Photography advertised in many of the
photography magazines. Personally, I'd pay the extra money and buy it
from Grove. That way, you can return it if it doesn't suite your needs.
I am planning to buy a SWR. I am definitely a novice. However, I would
purchase one that would last a while.
After reading all the relevent postings in this newsgourp, I have
down to either Sony ICF SW-77 or Grundig's Yacht Boy 400 (YB400). The
price I have found for YB400 is US$200. I am still checking on SW-77
1) Which one is a better SWR?
2) Where should I call to get a good price?
3) Which one would be able to pick up signals from South-East Asia?
All answers and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated.