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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
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (9)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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

 

An Average 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...Read complete review

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.

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(1 of 1 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

        (1 of 1 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
           
          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

          (2 of 2 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

            (8 of 8 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

            (2 of 2 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

              (4 of 5 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

              (1 of 3 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

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AM/FM SHORTWAVE RADIO

                By JUDY S.

                from DES MOINES,IA

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Shipping And Mailing
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use

                Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

                The shipping and handling time was superb.The sound quality is beyond expectations.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A major megapixel radio

                By pjsbmaps

                from Victoria B.C. Canada

                About Me Enjoy contemplation, Frugal, Love as author alway Good, Mathematician, Mountaineer, Photographer, Understand cost and worth, Writer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 2 battery options
                • A gift at that price
                • A radio station by number
                • Atomic clock signal
                • Clock and alarm
                • Durable
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Multiple antenna paths
                • Not cheaply made
                • Well designed

                Cons

                • Needs waterproofcontainer

                Best Uses

                • Ability to study E-M E
                • Accurate time piece
                • Brightenup coffee breaks
                • Bring broadcastworld here
                • Daily Use
                • Full spectrum listening
                • Home Use
                • To 'see' whats 'there'
                • Travel

                Comments about Deluxe AM/FM Shortwave Field Radio:

                When I answered no it was not a gift I am just saying yes I paid money for the radio;However as I have said ,at this price 'It ' was a gift,,Thank You to those who sourced it and those whose passion built and made it available for purchase

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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