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Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio

$129.00

Price: $129.00

Item# :1073525

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The rugged body, military-style controls, and precise tuning of this AM/FM shortwave radio are as well suited to an African safari as to a weekend camping trip.


With its external antenna for great reception and large full-range speaker with bass and treble control for maximum sound quality, you don't have to settle for subpar audio when you're in the field.

  • Clock, alarm, and sleep timer.
  • Digital frequency readout
  • LCD screen for frequency and clock
  • Digital clock with selectable 12/24 hour format
  • Main tuning knob and independent fine-tuning control knob
  • Variable RF gain control
  • Rotary volume control
  • Variable, independent bass and treble control
  • Low-pass filter for shortwave and AM reception
  • Line outputs stereo
  • Earphone socket in stereo
  • Built-in carrying strap
  • Built-in telescopic antenna for FM and shortwave
  • Built in ferrite bar antenna for AM
  • Jacks for supplementary AM, FM, and shortwave antennas

  • Uses 4 D or AA Batteries (not included) or AC Adapter (included)
  • 12 1/2"W x 7"H x 3 1/2"D
  • 3 lbs. 4 oz.
  • AM range: 530–1710 KHz
  • FM range: 88–108 MHz
  • Shortwave—continuous coverage from 3 to 28 MHz.
  • Includes 13 international broadcast bands: 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 31, 41, 49, 60, 75 and 90 meters
  • Highly sensitive and selective analog tuner circuitry with AM/SW frequency lock

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Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Good sound quality (9)
  • Great reception (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Long battery life (6)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (11)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Traveler (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this radio again.

The radio has great selectivity and very good directivity on both AM and FM. You can home in on a signal and block unwanted signals with ease. Although I like a bit 'hotter'...Read complete review

The radio has great selectivity and very good directivity on both AM and FM. You can home in on a signal and block unwanted signals with ease. Although I like a bit 'hotter' sensitivity, I cannot argue with the great response that this radio has on AM and FM. That was a nice surprise. For the money I think this is one of the best radios available.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

Had this type and brand of radio years ago and was excited to purchase and looked forward to hours of listening pleasure only to have short in dial followed by no function in about a...Read complete review

Had this type and brand of radio years ago and was excited to purchase and looked forward to hours of listening pleasure only to have short in dial followed by no function in about a month. it has only been given loving care with no drops, pitches or mistreatments. Even when working for the first few hours the audio quality was probably only that of a much less expensive radio. thought the National Geographic name would insure quality

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Shortwave Field Radio Review

By JLK

from Arizona

About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Sound Quality
  • Great Reception
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Could Be A Bit Smaller

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Home Use
  • Travel

Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

The main two uses are at home and while traveling. We travel about 2+ months per year so it will be handy. I also like dialing in the shortwave bands and listen to networks around the world. I have only had the product a couple of weeks and have not done a full evaluation of it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little radio

By Kate

from Eureka, MT

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Light Always Stays On

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Home Use

    Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

    We live in the boonies and get very poor AM radio reception. This one gets a little better reception than most of the other ones we have tried for AM reception. We will probably search for the AM antenna to increase the reception. AM broadcasts are kind of rare, so it has been challenging. it is pretty complicated with lots of dials and buttons. Don't lose your directions.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Radio

    By Jim

    from Kingsport, Tennessee

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

          Radio had a short life and failed to turn ON with either batteries or AC/DC Also batteries over heated. I threw it into the trash.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Looking for good digital radio

          from Memphis, Tn

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Reception
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

            Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

            Had this type and brand of radio years ago and was excited to purchase and looked forward to hours of listening pleasure only to have short in dial followed by no function in about a month. it has only been given loving care with no drops, pitches or mistreatments. Even when working for the first few hours the audio quality was probably only that of a much less expensive radio. thought the National Geographic name would insure quality

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth the Money

            By JT

            from New Engalnd

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Great Reception
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

            Bought this radio for our backwoods cabin. Has very good FM reception which had been a problem for other radios. Short wave channels work well even though I have not yet put up a good antenna.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent Sound For IIs Size

            By Van

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound Quality
            • Great Reception
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Home Use

              Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

              I've only had the radio for 17 days. So I can't comment on the battery life. ( The four lithium batteries I installed are still keeping everything going.)The sound is excellent -- clear and adjustable. I prefer more treble than bass. I already own about 10 radios. But I needed a portable that I could handle easily and that had a larger speaker than my other small short-wave models. This Grundig works out perfectly. Classical music on FM and talk and news on AM come through with rich clarity.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Don't lose the instructions

              By gypsie51

              from Currently Carson City, NV

              About Me Computer nerd, Frequent Traveler, Practical

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

              • No Carry Case
              • No Shortwave Guide

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Great Alarm Function
              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

              I have used this radio for a dozen years. However, like all multifunction Grundig radios, do NOT lose the instructions, unless you like experimenting with all the knobs. My one complaint is that the clock has no alarm (or at least none I can find - yes, I lost the instructions), but instead of an alarm, it just powers on the radio. I will be travelling overseas shortly and can experiment with Short Wave (which means that the lack of a shortwave guide will be interesting). To the reviewer who complained that there is no SSB, if he wanted SSB, he should have bought an SSB radio. Besides, there are very few places in the world (outside of North America {North of Mexico}) which have SSB while, on the other hand, you can pick up shortwave darn near any place you want to go. This is, indeed, one of the better Grundig AM/FM/SW radios.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              GRUNDIG SW RADIO

              By JACK

              from CLEARFIELD, PA. 16830

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use
                • Travel

                Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

                I THOUGHT THAT I COULD REPLACE MY OLD ZENETH TRANSOCEANIC. IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER RADIO IF IT HAD THE SSB RECEPTION CAPABILITY.ALL THE CONTROLS WORK WELL. IT IS WELL BUILT AND GREAT RECEPTION.
                YOUR DESCRIPTION SHOULD INCLUDE THAT IT DOES NOT HAVE SSB RECEPTION.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                An Average Radio

                By Beau, the handsome guy [Women say so]

                from Tallahassee, Florida

                About Me High Standards, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                • Poor Reception

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use
                • Listen While Eating

                Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

                This radio replaced a PAL radio that I had used for years. I replaced the PAL radio because I got tired of having to charge the battery every three to four days. The PAL radio has better sound than this radio, but sound is adequate and acceptable. I listen to the radio when I am eating or when I am working in the kitchen. It's an average radio at best.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Value

                By Carolyn

                from Wind Gap, PA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

                  This was a gift for my husband. He really enjoys the radio.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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