10 Best Shortwave Radios Of All Time – Review And Buying Guide

Have you ever wondered what is the best shortwave radios of all time? Well, I did, so I went on a hunt to find out. It turns out that it was relatively hard to do because there are many aspects to consider. Besides, everyone has different needs and preferences. However, after careful research, I was able to create my personal list of the top shortwave radios of all time right now, which I’m going to share with you today.

Finding the best shortwave radios of all time for your budget if you’re looking for some help keeping yourself in shape or need guidance on where to start. This review gives you an overview of your options. There is a lot of shortwave radios of all time on the market; which one should you buy? I’ve reviewed and rated 10 of the most popular products in this article.

A selection process

We analyzed a wide range of shortwave radios of all time to provide a great overview of the current market. Each was objective across a few criteria to determine relative levels of performance. We compare each across the different factors to determine which products are best for specific applications. Based on our expert recommendations, we have selected our top picks:

  • Size
  • Brand value
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • materials
  • Style
  • Design
  • Longevity
  • Consumer ratings & reviews
  • Product price
  • Warranties
  • Types

10 shortwave radios of all time: Editor Recommended

10 shortwave radios of all time Review:

1. Greadio Portable Shortwave Radio,AM FM Transistor Radio with Best Reception,LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home

Features :

  • 【New Upgraded: LCD Display with Best Reception】Equipped with a big LCD screen, you can easily and clearly to see each AM/FM/Shortwave stations when tuning the knob on this portable radio. The long antenna and advanced DSP chip ensure a ultra strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favourite music, NPR, sports and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relax radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate, Convenient to Use】Not like other radios which are too small to operate, our shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elder and children as the knobs are large to tune and the LCD screen is clear to see. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside. Beyond that, a time setting is available for you to see on the LCD display, so it is not just a fm radio but also a clock for you. Buy this transistor radio, bring convenience to your life.
  • 【2 Powerful Charging Ways】This am fm radio is designed for two charging ways. While you are indoor, the AC power for you to plug the charging cable(include) in the wall to listen radio whole day. If there power outage, don’t worry, inserts 4 D Cell batteries(not include) in the shortwave radio that you can continue to connect and get broadcast news in real time. And the battery can be easily found in every household and stores. Keep one in your house, you will happy to have this portable radio.
  • 【Good Sounds Quality & Earphone Jack】With a premium built in 2W speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite musics or baseball game. And you can choose high/low tune mode as you like to listen on the shortwave radio. A good choice for radio lover. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who wants to have private listening space. Take this portable radio for picnic,camping or party,leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【Ideal Christmas Gift】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our portable radio is best sell on many countries. If you are distressing on what to buy to your parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, this am fm radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart to joy and remember you! Besides, we guarantee a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back and 24/7 customer service to make it no risk for you to purchase this fm radio.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 5.9
Width 2.4
Length 9.45
Weight 2

2. Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar Dynamo Hand Crank AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Flashlight, Reading Lamp,Smart Phone Charger & RDS and Real-Time Alert, with AC Adapter, Black

Features :

  • Dynamo and Solar Powered AM/FM/LW Shortwave & NOAA weather radio with back-lit digital display, NOAA all hazards alert & RDS
  • 4 tuning methods including manual, direct digit entry, ATS & memory tuning with 335 memories for easy access to favorite stations
  • Calendar, alarm clock with dual settings, sleep timer, thermometer & humidity meter
  • 180-degree adjustable solar panel with 5-LED reading lamp, Flashlight
  • 5 Ways of Charging the radio,Auxiliary input jack available for external audio devices

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.5
Width 2.25
Length 9.5
Weight 1

3. Videyas Portable Shortwave Retro Radio, AM FM Retro Radio, with Bluetooth Speaker, Best Reception, Rechargeable Battery, Torch, AUX TF USB Stick, Great for Outdoor Kitchen Gifts

Features :

  • [Radio with Best Reception] The portable radio has AM/FM/Shortwave multi-band radio channels, long telescopic antenna, stable channels, strong receiving signals, super stability, and will not easily disconnect channels.
  • [Portable Carry Radio] The size of the portable radio is 7 inches * 2.7 inches * 5.3 inches. The retro style is suitable for decoration in your home. It weighs 1.3 pounds. It is light and suitable for carrying around.
  • [Bluetooth Radio] The AM/FM/Shortwave retro radio supports Aux, USB Disk and TF card functions, can use Bluetooth connection, and can be played wirelessly, allowing you to enjoy the atmosphere of music.
  • [Multifunctional use] The portable radio also has LED Flashlight. When you are in the dark, you can use it as a flashlight and continue to enjoy your music life.
  • [Suitable for multiple occasions] The portable vintage bluetooth radio is very suitable for camping, kitchen, living room, outdoor,bad weather or power outage scenes, allowing you to enjoy music anytime, anywhere.

Additional Info :

Color Videyas S1
Item Dimensions
Height 5.3149606245
Width 2.6771653516
Length 7.0078740086
Weight 1.3

4. Portable AM FM Shortwave Radio,Battery Operated Radio by 4D Cell Batteries or AC Power Transistor Radio with LCD Display,Time Setting,3.5mm Earphone Jack,Big Speaker,High/Low Tone for Home,Gift

Features :

  • 【Upgraded with Best Reception】Use an advanced DSP chip as the AM FM radio brain and this battery operated radio can receive various bands opening up a marvelous world of radio at home or on the go. This am fm radio supports FM(87-108MHz)/AM(520-1710KHz)/SW short wave(4.70-18MHz).Enjoy your favorite stations to listen to music, baseball game, news.When receiving the FM radio stations, please extend the 23.6 inch antenna to obtained the best reception.
  • 【 Large LCD Display & Big Knob】This portable am fm radio has a simple and easy-to-operate knob and a large LCD display.Flexible knob allows you to intuitively adjust the volume and channel, and quickly adjust it to the position you want. It is friendly and easy to use for the elderly.When the volume knob is turned to “off”, the LCD display shows the time. In addition, you can set the time by using the “TIME,HOUR,MINUTE” button.
  • 【Great Sounds Quality& Earphone Jack】The radio is equipped with a large 2W speaker, which is 1/2 the size of the whole shortwave radio. This is the source of its amazing sound.Having high/Low tone satisfy your different needs in such a portable radio.The design of the low tone will bring good effect to the atmosphere, suitable for parties, dances, family gatherings,etc.High tone will sound clearer.Meanwhile,with the 3.5mm earphone jack for using with headphones not to disturb others around you.
  • 【2 Ways to Charging】This portable radio is designed with different charging methods for indoor and outdoor use. When indoors, just plug the AC charging cable into the wall and enjoy all-day broadcasting time. When you want to take this portable am fm radio outdoors,like walking, camping ,gardening and others. You only need to turn on the back of the am fm radio and install 4 x DC batteries(not included) for it to work.And the battery is easy to buy in the local market or amazon store.
  • 【A Delightful Gift】This am fm radio (size: 9.4*2.4*5.9in, weight: 1.68lb) has a portable handle for carrying, a large LCD screen for easy reading, two big knobs for easy tuning, perfect for some enjoyable time at home, the park, picnics,beach, gym or playroom.Plus,it is also a gift that makes people hearts full off joy.Meanwhile,we back our battery operated Radio with 12-months Warranty! Our customer service are here for you 24/7 for anything you need and help you out.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 5.9
Width 2.4
Length 9.45
Weight 1.68

5. Eton – Elite Traveler AM/FM/LW/Shortwave Radio with RDS & Custom Leather Carry Cover, 500 Station Memory, Sleep Timer, Local/World Time Setting, Snooze Function, Orange LCD Display, Earphone Jack

Features :

  • International Road: Tune in to your favorite AM, FM, longwave or shortwave bands with manual and digital tuning; It’s easy to set the spacing and frequency so your stations will come in loud and clear.
  • Versatile and Portable: This radio features a clock/alarm/sleep timer with time backup, rich orange LCD display and FM telescopic antenna; Powered by 6V DC adapter or 4 AA batteries (both sold separately).
  • Stay Safe and Have Fun: As a proud partner of the American Red Cross, we are committed to your safety. For over 30 years, we’ve been dedicated to creating award-winning, innovative products for entertainment and emergency preparedness.
  • Keep Connected: From World Band and Weather Alert radios, to solar powered sound systems and connected home products, we’ll keep you connected and in the know at home, in the office, on the road or in the great outdoors.
  • Eton’s Commitment to Preparedness: We’re committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and unexpected emergencies, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip, or just barbecuing in the backyard.Eton’s Commitment to Preparedness: We’re committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and unexpected emergencies, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip, or just barbecuing in the backyard.

Additional Info :

Color Orange,Red
Item Dimensions
Height 4.76
Width 6.3
Length 1.72
Release Date 2019-06-13T00:00:01Z

6. SIHUADON R108 Shortwave AM FM Radio LW MW AIR Band DSP Full Band Portable Radio Battery Operated with Sleep Timer Alarm Clock 500 Memories preset Stations for Family by RADIWOW (Grey)

Features :

  • 【Convenience To Carry】The performance of SIHUADON R108 radio is the same as the Radiwow R108 radio. 5 x 3 x 1.2in long, small size and light weight, it can fit in the pocket and carry everywhere for entertainment or study; compact size is ideal for travelling.
  • 【With Varies Function】FM Stereo LW MW SW AIR band DSP receiver with band ATS, memories preset station, sleeping time, alarm clock, temp display. Wake you up in the morning by setting the alarm, or set sleep timer to auto turn-off while listening before going to sleep.
  • 【Product Accessories】1 x SIHUADON R-108 Radio, 1 x USB Charging Cable, 1 x External FM/SW Antenna, 1 x R108 English Manual, 1 x BL-5C Rechargeable Battery, 1 x Timely Customer Service.
  • 【Sound Quality】High-quality materials and components enable the radio output to perform well on all broadcasts including voice and music. The backlit LCD screen is very convenient for night use.
  • 【After-sale service】The radio has a one-year warranty. If you have any questions, contact us without hesitation. Important Notes: Due to long distance transportation, the R108 radios use small cards for power isolation, remove them before use, as the following steps. 1. Open the battery back cover of the R108 radio. 2. Remove the small card. 3. Install the battery correctly to use it.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 3
Width 1
Length 5

7. Retekess V115 Digital Radio AM FM, Portable Shortwave Radios, Rechargeable Radio Digital Tuner and Presets, Support Micro SD and AUX Record, Bass Speaker

Features :

  • Portable shortwave radio is only 4.73 x 3.15x 0.9 in; which is very suitable for shirt pockets; it is amazing to find so much functionality in such a compact radio
  • Digital radio bass sound with MIC recording and line in recording ; insert the TF card to record your voice or radio voice; note that the TF card is not in the package
  • Digital tuning radio; you can directly enter the frequency through the number keys; in addition;V115 also supports automatic search, manual search and storage of radio stations
  • Built in 5 languages Chinese English Spanish Russian and Japanese; 9k/10k for AM tuning increment;package not including adapter;just including usb cable;you can charge the radio from computer or connect phone adapter
  • AM FM SW radios; FM 87-108MHz; AM 520-1710KHz (9/10K); SW 4.75-21.85MHz; FM reception is best; SW reception is better at night or when an external antenna is connected; AM reception is easily affected by the environment
  • Shortwave reception tips: extending the antenna can significantly improve shortwave reception; keep away from indoor fluorescent lamps, computers, TVs, wifi, etc.; avoid listening to shortwave in thunderstorms

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.899999999082
Width 3.099999996838
Length 4.699999995206
Weight 0.3527396192
Release Date 2018-10-02T00:00:01Z

8. Eton – Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio with Bluetooth, Mineral Grey, 2-Band, Bluetooth Ready, LCD Display, Headphone Jack, Strong Anti-Interference, 50 Station Memory

Features :

  • AM/FM Shortwave Radio: With high sensitivity, strong anti-interference, low background noise and even lower distortion, this Bluetooth ready AM/FM/shortwave radio delivers excellent audio quality
  • Fine Tuning: This radio features an LCD display with coarse/fine digital tuning, treble/bass control and 50 memory stations; It’s Bluetooth ready so you can stream your own music or favorite podcast; RF gain control
  • Versatile Receiver: This radio includes a line-in/line-out and headphone jacks, plus an FM telescopic antenna and external AM/FM/shortwave antenna connections; Plus it comes with a handy carrying strap
  • Keep Connected: From weather alert radios and backup battery packs to solar-powered sound systems, we’ll keep you connected and in the know at home, in the office, on the road or in the great outdoors
  • Eton’s Commitment to Preparedness: We’re committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and unexpected emergency, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip or barbecuing in the backyard

Additional Info :

Color Mineral Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 3
Width 6.5
Length 12.4
Weight 5.25
Release Date 2019-06-13T00:00:01Z

9. Portable AM FM Shortwave Radio:Battery Operated Radio with LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated,Best Reception by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home

Features :

  • 【LCD Display with Best Reception】Equipped with a big LCD screen, you can easily and clearly to see each AM/FM/Shortwave stations when tuning the knob on this portable radio. The long antenna and advanced DSP chip ensure a ultra strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favourite music, NPR, sports and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relax radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate, Convenient to Use】Not like other radios which are too small to operate, our shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elder and children as the knobs are large to tune and the LCD screen is clear to see. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside. Beyond that, a time setting is available for you to see on the LCD display, so it is not just a fm radio but also a clock for you. Buy this transistor radio, bring convenience to your life.
  • 【Great Sounds Quality& Earphone Jack】The radio is equipped with a large 2W speaker, which is 1/2 the size of the whole shortwave radio. This is the source of its amazing sound.Having high/Low tone satisfy your different needs in such a portable radio.The design of the low tone will bring good effect to the atmosphere, suitable for parties, dances, family gatherings,etc.High tone will sound clearer.Meanwhile,with the 3.5mm earphone jack for using with headphones not to disturb others around you.
  • 【2 Ways to Charging】This portable radio is designed with different charging methods for indoor and outdoor use. When indoors, just plug the AC charging cable into the wall and enjoy all-day broadcasting time. When you want to take this portable am fm radio outdoors,like walking, camping ,gardening and others. You only need to turn on the back of the am fm radio and install 4 x DC batteries(not included) for it to work.And the battery is easy to buy in the local market or amazon store.
  • 【Ideal Christmas Gift】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our portable radio is best sell on many countries. If you are distressing on what to buy to your parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, this am fm radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart to joy and remember you! Besides, we guarantee a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back and 24/7 customer service to make it no risk for you to purchase this fm radio.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5.9
Width 2.4
Length 9.45
Weight 1.68

10. AM FM Shortwave Radio, Portable Transistor Radio with Best Reception,LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home

Features :

  • 【Simple to Operate, Convenient to Use】Not like other radios which are too small to operate, our shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elder and children as the knobs are large to tune and the LCD screen is clear to see. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside. Beyond that, a time setting is available for you to see on the LCD display, so it is not just a fm radio but also a clock for you. Buy this transistor radio, bring convenience to your life.
  • 【 LCD Display with Best Reception】Equipped with a big LCD screen, you can easily and clearly to see each AM/FM/Shortwave stations when tuning the knob on this portable radio. The long antenna and advanced DSP chip ensure a ultra strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favourite music, NPR, sports and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relax radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Good Sounds Quality & Earphone Jack】With a premium built in 2W speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite musics or baseball game. And you can choose high/low tune mode as you like to listen on the shortwave radio. A good choice for radio lover. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who wants to have private listening space. Take this portable radio for picnic,camping or party,leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【2 Powerful Charging Ways】This am fm radio is designed for two charging ways. While you are indoor, 110V AC power for you to plug the charging cable(include) in the wall to listen radio whole day. If there power outage, don’t worry, inserts 4 D Cell batteries(not include) in the shortwave radio that you can continue to connect and get broadcast news in real time. And the battery can be easily found in every household and stores. Keep one in your house, you will happy to have this portable radio.
  • 【Ideal Gift】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our portable radio is best sell on many countries. If you are distressing on what to buy to your parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, this am fm radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart to joy and remember you! Besides, we guarantee a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back and 24/7 customer service to make it no risk for you to purchase this fm radio.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 5.9
Width 2.4
Length 9.45
Weight 1.68

Buying Guide of  shortwave radios of all time:

The best way to make the most of your time is to list the things you want to buy, weighing all the factors before deciding. There are many ways this post can suggest that will help you do this and avoid purchasing the wrong product. If you’re in a hurry for some reason, take our word for it don’t buy anything until you’ve finished reading this post! These factors will help you make the right decision when buying a product. Here are some of the things that you should consider before buying a product:

  • Price: How much are you willing to spend on your new product? If money is not an issue, you can choose the most expensive option. However, if you have a tight budget, then it is important to choose one that fits your needs and budget.
  • Durability: You need to consider how long your shortwave radios of all time will last before you buy it. Investing in something that will last longer than buying something that will break down after just a few uses is always better.
  • Quality: The quality of shortwave radios of all time should be considered before buying it. A good product will have high-quality materials used during manufacturing and construction.
  • Brand: The brand reputation of a particular product is also important because it tells you how reliable they are and how they stand behind their products.

Here is a brief description of important factors for buying a product:

Check Reviews

This is a great way to know what other people have experienced with shortwave radios of all time. You can check out user reviews on Amazon or other websites where users can post their thoughts on a product. The best place to look for reviews is on Amazon, which has a star rating system that gives you an idea of how good or bad a product is. If there are enough reviews with bad ratings (less than 3 stars), it’s probably not worth buying that product.

Look at the price

This may seem obvious, but it’s important not to just look at how much something costs and decide that it’s too expensive. Instead, you should compare prices between different sellers and see which offers more value for money! For example, if you find a similar product for $10 cheaper elsewhere, it might be worth buying from that seller instead of the first one you came across!

Type of product

There are many types of shortwave radios of all time you can buy. Some are basic, while others are advanced. You need to determine what type of product you need and then buy one that fits your needs. For example, if you want a simple product, the best choice is a basic one. However, suppose you want something more advanced. In that case, it’s better to get an expensive one because it will have extra features.

Size

The product size also matters when choosing the right shortwave radios of all time for yourself or someone else, as different people have different requirements when using their products. For example, if there is someone who uses large sized products or devices, then he/she would need something bigger than others who use smaller devices or tools. Therefore, it is important that you look at the size of each product before purchasing them so that they can meet all your needs and requirements in terms of size.

Brand

You need to buy a branded product because it has been tested and proven effective by many people before you buy it. Brands also have guarantees on their shortwave radios of all time so that if anything happens to your new item within the warranty period, they will repair it or replace it without hassle.

Durability

You should consider how long the shortwave radios of all time will last. This is because it is important for you to buy something that will serve your needs for years. If many people have used a particular product without any problem, then it means that it is durable and can serve your purpose well.

Easy to Use

When buying a shortwave radios of all time, make sure that it is easy to use so that you do not experience any difficulties while using it after purchase. Some shortwave radios of all time may look great but are too complicated for your level of expertise or knowledge about them. Make sure that the product is user-friendly so that even someone who does not have much experience can use it comfortably without any problems or inconveniences whatsoever.

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