Unlike typical shortwave radios, this is the model that also receives longwave broadcasts. Operating at 100-519 kHz, just below the AM band (520-1710 kHz), longwave signals are used by those interested in low-frequency experimental radio (LowFER) communications as well as ITU Region 1 broadcasters in Europe and as far away as Mongolia. The radio also operates in the shortwave band (1711 kHz - 30 MHz) with single-sideband (SSB) tuning for listening to two-way shortwave communications. In addition to FM reception (88-108 MHz), it can listen to civilian aircraft radio transmissions in the 117-137 MHz frequency band. Stores up to 100 favorite stations for each frequency band. Its built-in horizontal antenna rotates 360° for precise AM reception while its telescoping antenna pulls in FM, SW, and aircraft band signals. Requires additional longwave antenna to receive LW signal; additional external shortwave antenna can enhance SW reception. Powered by included AC adapter or requires four D batteries. 7 1/4" H x 14" W x 6 1/4" D. (7 lbs.)
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(23 of 26 customers found this review helpful)
My Husband ~Loved~ It!
from San Francisco, CA
My husband has always been a short/long wave fanatic but in the last few years he has not had the space for a big set up. He ~loved~ this gift. He knew the brand, and says they're a really trusted brand. When I went to bed last night, he was happily tuning in the world....
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
Surely this is the best radio available
from Salem, WV
I still have my old Zenith Trans-Oceanic radio, which was the best radio ever; however, that technology is now obsolete, and the FM band stopped working. Also, it weighs a TON. This radio is everything the ZTO was, and much smaller and lighter. Oh yes - it is also digital. I now have two of them; if were financially feasible, I would have a dozen!
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
A great product
from Batavia, IL
Good for casual listening, checking propaghation conditions, and monitoring ham activity. Also a good FM receiver - no need for an outside antenna.
(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
from Vail, Arizona
You can expect the best from Grundig and Hammacher Schlimmer.I am a novice SWLer and been away from it for many years. A lot has changed but Grundig has stayed abreast of technology in the digital and radio fields.Easy, fast, and accurate tuning with 500 data storage lockers.Fast service. Had purchase within a week. Very satisfied.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Product very well accepted.
from Owego, NY
Liked product, but setup instructions were somewhat limited.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
The best starter shortwave Radio
from Elizabethtown, ky
I love it works great
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Buy it you'll like it!
from Forked River, NJ
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Soggy in Marysville
from Marysville, WA
Great radio, good sound
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
" It is that simple"
from Sedona Az.
First night listened to Cuba and Alaska. No negative feed back, this is my first longwave shortwave radio and it is fun. My wife is jealous.Get yourself a good set of head phone and travel the world..
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Bay City, MI.
Exchanged this item which had a defective attenuators button for another. Exchange was very efficient and I received the replacement within a few days
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