Measurements of soft X-rays with wavelength 35-47 nm from Ne recoil ions, excited by 24 MeV Cl ions, are reported obtained with a 2.2 m grazing incidence spectrometer. A position sensitive channelplate detector with a two-dimensional wedge and strip readout is used instead of a channeltron, scanning along the Rowland circle. The performance of this position sensitive detector is optimized, wavelength calibration procedures are worked out and its efficiency is compared with the scanning channeltron. The detection yield and resolution is measured as a function of the angle of the radiation to the detector normal. An increase by a factor of 12 in the detection efficiency over a spectral region is found for the position sensitive detector compared with a scanning channeltron detector.