Our 10 Best Shortwave Transistor Radios – Top Product Reviwed

To find the shortwave transistor radios, we assembled a list of products, taking a close look at the factors that would make each great for a camping trip or other outdoor adventure, including each product’s overall size, weight, and durability. We compared the products to each other to find out which one was best.

It is important to know all about it to make an informed decision when buying a shortwave transistor radios. This guide will help you understand how to choose a shortwave transistor radios that will meet your needs.

10 shortwave transistor radios: Editor Recommended

10 shortwave transistor radios 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. Retro Portable Radio AM FM Shortwave Radio Transistor Battery Operated Vintage Radio with Bluetooth Speaker, 3-Way Power Sources, Enhanced Bass, AUX TF Card USB Disk MP3 Player[2022 Upgraded Version]

Features :

  • 【Radio With Excellent Reception】 Equipped with powerful DSP chip and 50cm long retractable antenna, this analog tuning vintage radio has excellent signal quality to pick up enough stations. Comes with big old-school tuner dial with compact tuning knob. No needle drifts and the tuning is very spot on. Never miss a ball game and get the latest weather report (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, storms weather) wherever you are.
  • 【3 Options for Charging 】AC powered radio with three ways of charging, makes sure never worry about power. You’ll need AC power when in bedroom, kitchen or office. Built-in 1200mAH rechargeable battery is perfect choice when you have a backyard BBQ. D-cell battery operated radio (NOT INCLUDED) is an essential addition to an EMERGENCY USE or camping kit. Note:To avoid the radio or batteries to be burnt out, please take the D-cell batteries out while charging with the rechargeable battery.
  • 【5 in 1 Speaker Radio 】More than an portable shortwave radios, also is a portable vintage bluetooth radio that keeps up with today’s tech, too. Allows you to enjoy a rich and well-balanced sound of classic, country and rock music by Bluetooth, TF card, USB disk and AUX mode. And Bluetooth 4.0 can hook up to your device in an instant. Note: NO EARPHONE JACK
  • 【Straightforward to Use】Weighs only 2.7lb and measures 9.1*3.9*5.9 inch. A simple vintage portable radio with big analog dial with warm glow inside, is more intuitive and pleasing than push-button digital interfaces. No more confusing buttons, it’s easy to use, just like a radio from a generation ago. And the portable handle included makes it easy to carry, perfect for old folks.
  • 【A Nice Gift Choice】Have classic vintage look with today’s technology. J-110 is an accent to the furniture, which makes you feel the passions of good old days. The retro radio also makes great gift for recepient who enjoyed the original design of old transistor radio. It’s suitable for any occasions including father’s day, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, housewarming party and Christmas.

Additional Info :

Color gold
Item Dimensions
Height 2.3228346433
Width 1.5354330693
Length 3.5826771617
Weight 2.7

3. Portable AM FM Radio, Shortwave Transistor Radio with Best Reception, Battery Operated or AC Power Retro Radio with Big Bluetooth Speaker, Earphone Jack USB TF Card AUX Input, for Senior(Gray)

Features :

  • 【Radios Portable AM FM with Best Reception】This shortwave portable radio has 4 bands: AM FM SW1 SW2 and the 39.4-inch long antenna has the best reception. It ensures an ultra-strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favorite music, NPR, sports, and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relaxing radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate & Convenient to Use】Not like other am fm radios which are too small to operate, This AM FM radios with best reception has a big tuning button for easy operation. Our am fm shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elders and children as the knobs are large to tune. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside.
  • 【Bluetooth Function 】Plug in your favorite retro tunes with this Bluetooth radio. This radios portable am fm has Bluetooth function, so you can stream your favorite music. You can also enjoy all kinds of music by USB or TF card. It’s not just an am/fm portable radio.
  • 【High Quality Sound & Earphone Jack】With a premium built-in 5W big speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great excellent sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite music or baseball game. A good choice for AM FM radio portable lovers. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who want to have a private listening space. Take this portable radio am fm for a picnic, camping, or party, and leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【Ideal Gift for Parents】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our am/fm radio is great for seniors. If you are distressed about what to buy for your parents, grandparents, uncles, or aunts, this plug in wall radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart with joy and remember you.
  • 【2 Powerful Charging Ways】This radios portable am fm is designed for two charging ways. While you are indoors, the AC power for you to plug the charging cable(include) in the wall to listen to transistors radio the whole day. If they’re a power outage, don’t worry, inserts 4 D Cell batteries(not included) in the battery operated radio so that you can continue to connect and get broadcast news in real-time. And the battery can be easily found in every household and store. you will happy to have this vintage radio.

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 7.78
Width 2.45
Length 10.63
Weight 2.5

4. Portable Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW1-9 Radio Transistor Radio AC or Battery Operated with Best Reception Big Speaker and Precise Tuning Knob with 3.5mm Earphone Jack

Features :

  • Best AM/FM/SW STRONG RECEPTION – Retractable Copper Telescopic Antenna for strong and stable reception. Frequency reception range- FM 87.5-108MHz and AM 520-1710KHz. SW 3.5-23MHZ
  • Easy to use:large letters,easy-to-read clear radio with precise easy tuning.Big tuning knob for easy operating for everyone
  • High Quality Sound:Built-in Big speaker for louder sound, also a headphone 3.5 mm jack for private listening.
  • Flexiable Power Options: 120V AC Power Cord included for indoor use or 2X D Size Batteries powered radio (Battery Not included) for outdoor portable use .
  • Portable and Retro Design: with portable carry handle desgin this AM/FM/SW1-9 Retro radio is very good companion for your indoor or outdoor activities

Additional Info :

Color Wooden
Item Dimensions
Weight 1.10231131

5. Greadio AM FM Portable Radio Transistor Radio with 3.5mm Earphone Jack, Hight/Low Tone Mode, Big Speaker, AC Power or Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries for Home and Outdoor

Features :

  • 【No Power? That’s Impossible】We know that you are concerned about the charging problem and we here to design two ways to power this transistor radio freeing you from worries. The AC power for you to plug the charging cable (included) in the wall to listen whole day at home. If you want to take the am fm radio outside for camping or hiking, just plug 4 D Cell batteries (not included) on this portable radio’s back to work. And you can buy the batteries at anyplace as it is the basic type.
  • 【Upgraded with Best Reception】Equiped with long antenna and upgraded DSP chip, this portable radio has a great reception to receive AM/FM stations for you even though you are indoor, you can easily to select channel on this am fm radio to listen music, sports, and news. Just get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy your relax radio time!
  • 【Hips Material, Convenient to Use】From the view of eco-friendly , this transistor radio is made of Hips material with good texture. It is portable for you to carry outside as there is a handle on it. The size of this fm radio is 9.4*2.4*5.9in, big enough to use and convenient to operate as the knobs are large to tune and frequency scale indication is clear to see. It is easy for both elder and children to use.
  • 【Stereo Sound with High/Low Tune Mode】This battery operated radio equips with a 2W big speaker that can easily fill a room with stereo good sound and there have two tune modes for you to choose. Under high tune mode, you can enjoy the crisp sounds and if you want some deep sound, just switch to low tune mode. Moreover, this am radio has a 3.5mm headphone jack for you to plug your headphone to be not disturbed while listening.
  • 【Thoughtful 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 5.8
Width 2.3
Length 9.4
Weight 1.74

6. Videyas Shortwave Radios AM FM Radio Portable Rechargeable Radio Battery Operated Radio Transistor Radio Digital Radio with Best Reception,AC or D Battery Powered 3.5mm Earphone Jack Battery Included

Features :

  • 【Portable Radios】Small radios is only 7.3×1.6×4.6 inch,Small size and lightweight,easy to use.It can fit in pocke,bag.It also has a handle belt, easy to carry everywhere for entertainment or study for family! Satisfy your different needs in such a portable shortwave radio.
  • 【AM FM Radio with Best Reception】This outdoor radio has multiband: AM FM SW1-SW7.Equiped with long antenna and upgraded chip,High sensitivity, It ensures an ultra-strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favorite music, NPR, sports, and news stations no matter at home or outdoor.
  • 【Great Sound Quality & Earphone Jack】With a premium built-in big speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great excellent sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite music or baseball game. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack allows you to enjoy the music/story with the earphone anytime(earphone not included).
  • 【2 Charging Ways& Long Battery Life】Transistor radio is designed for two charging ways. Rechargeable radio can be allow to charging use USB charging cable.It also can be a battery operated radio with 1 D Cell battery.cable and battery has BE INCLDED in package,Low power allows this radio to keep running for a long time.Never worry about the power issue.
  • 【Simple to Operate & Convenient to Use】Our FM radios with best reception are very easy to operate.large window,frequency scale indication is clear to see, big knobs easy to adjustment,volume control easy to use,the elderly and children can operate it easily without reading the manual.Ideal Gift for Parents
  • FM: 88-108MHz
    AM: 522-1620KHz
    SW: 5.95-18.0MHz

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 4.6
Width 1.6
Length 7.3

7. Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW Radio Transistor Radio AC or Battery Operated with Best Reception Big Speaker and Precise Tuning Knob with AUX in & 3.5mm Earphone Jack

Features :

  • Best AM/FM/SW1/SW2 STRONG RECEPTION – Retractable Copper Telescopic Antenna for strong and stable reception. Frequency reception range- FM 87.5-108MHz and AM 520-1710KHz. SW 3.5-23MHZ
  • Easy to use:large letters,easy-to-read clear radio with precise easy tuning.Big tuning knob for easy operating for everyone
  • High Quality Sound:Built-in Big speaker for louder sound, also a headphone 3.5 mm jack for private listening.
  • Flexiable Power Options: 120V AC Power Cord included for indoor use or 2X D Size Batteries powered radio (Battery Not included) or built-in rechargeable batteries for outdoor portable use .
  • Portable size Design: L 6.3x H 2.16 x W 4.33 inch, this AM/FM/SW1/SW2 radio is very good companion for your indoor or outdoor activities

Additional Info :

Color Khaki+White
Item Dimensions
Weight 1.10231131

8. 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

9. Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW1-6 Radio Transistor Radio AC or Battery Operated with Best Reception USB/SD Port Big Speaker and Precise Tuning Knob & 3.5mm Earphone Jack

Features :

  • Best AM/FM/SW1-6 STRONG RECEPTION – Retractable Copper Telescopic Antenna for strong and stable reception. Frequency reception range- FM 87.5-108MHz and AM 520-1710KHz. SW 3.5-23MHZ
  • Bluetooth/USB/SD Port:you can open bluetooth to match other device to enjoy you lovely music or plug in your memory SD card USB to listen your favorite programmes.
  • High Quality Sound:Built-in Big speaker for louder sound, also a headphone 3.5 mm jack for private listening.
  • Flexiable Power Options: 120V AC Power Cable included for indoor use or 2X D Size Batteries powered radio (Battery Not included) or built-in rechargeable batteries for portable use .
  • Portable size and Retro Design: L9.7 X W4.7 X H5.7 inch, this AM/FM/SW1-6 Retro radio is very good companion for your indoor or outdoor activities

Additional Info :

Color wooden
Item Dimensions
Height 4.70078739678
Width 4.70078739678
Length 9.40157479356
Weight 1.653466965

10. XHDATA D-901 Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW Analog DSP Radio Transistor Radio with Good Reception Battery Operated Or AC Power USB/TF MP3 Player and Wireless BT Play with Large Knob Good for Parents, Elder

Features :

  • 【Good Radio Reception】Frequency range: FM: 64-108 MHz, AM: 520-1620 kHz, SW: 4750-22000kHz, equipped with high-quality material and 360°rotatable telescopic antenna, greatly enhance signal reception and selectivity. Built-in DSP chip makes D901 easy to lock the radio without drifting, enjoy your favorite stations to listen to NPR news, sports, music.
  • 【Easy to Operate】The large tuning knob and volume wheel are super easy to operate. Not only a portable old school transistor radio and also a large speaker that support TF card or USB disk, you can enjoy your favorite music freely. And with the wireless Bluetooth play function, you can use phone to connect it to play more.
  • 【Good Portable Radio】1.9 pounds and 3.2 x 9.2 x 4.8 inches. It is a good radio for home, kitchen for morning new. With a large handle, it can easy to carry to garage, outside garden, greenhouse, camping or anywhere. And it is good company good gift for parent/elder who in the nursing home.
  • 【3 Powerful Charging Ways】1. Battery radio, can use the battery to operate the radio. 2. Can use the AA battery to operate the radio. 3. AC power radio, has AC cord that is provided for the built-in AC transformer for those who prefer not using batteries.
  • 【Good Torch Radio】This battery operated radio can turn on the torch switch to light up the torch and good for emergencies. With good build quality and good sound quality, XHDATA AM FM SW Radio, MP3 player, wireless BT player bring you more useful function.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 4.8
Width 3.2
Length 9.2
Weight 1.543235834

How To Choose Your shortwave transistor radios

If you want to purchase products like the shortwave transistor radios, you need to follow a buying guide. Some features need to tick your product before buying. Let’s take a look at them:

  • Price: Online purchase has been renowned for offering items at the best possible prices. As such places have networks with many dealers and manufacturers, sellers offer the best deals. Moreover, there are no intermediaries, which lessens the additional costs.
  • Reliability: As online stores portray customer reviews,  purchasing them boosts reliability. If faced with any defect, there is a scope for you to change. Some stores have excellent customer service, pushing you to buy from there.
  • Convenience: Who does not love convenience? Having everything as per your wish is something to die for. Buying a product from an online store is such. You do not have to worry about the time, the place, or the crowd. Everything happens when you want it and how you want it.
  • Functionality: Check out your shortwave transistor radios functionality when you buy it. An easy way to do that would be to check the specs. Remember, the more vast the specs, the greater your product’s functionality.

What to look for when buying the shortwave transistor radios?

The products in the market are manifold. The variety of products is so high that it may be confusing to choose the right one for you. This is why we have created this guide for you to help you pick the right shortwave transistor radios easily.

1. The authenticity of the Online Shop Website 

I did mention earlier that shopping online is very convenient yet it’s tough to know whether the shop is genuine. Everyone can seem to create an online shop with a couple of photos and prices just to be seen as legitimate. To know whether it’s genuine, make sure to look for the following:

  • Contact Details — make sure to contact them first before buying to ensure that there would be someone to attend to you and you can understand further about their service.
  • Website Layout – browse and feel if the site looks professional. How’s the quality of the images and more, that you can potentially find from the content of the website itself.
  • Website Encryption — when buying from a secure website, you’ll always see the following in the address bar:

The padlock icon in the URL bar and the “s” in the “https://” means that your communication within the website and your computer are secured and encrypted online transactions.

2. Product Details 

There are many important factors that you always have to look at. Especially if it’s something, you’re going to wear or even consume. It can be material type, ingredients, benefits, sizes, etc. The more product details, the better.

3. Compare Prices of Similar Products 

If you’re not a frequent online shopper, you might find few items with good deals. But don’t let these deals trap you, do make sure to compare prices first of the similar products to other online shops. With so many online shops offering the same items, you’ll be shocked that some of them sell at a higher price than they are supposed to. There are so many websites out there that can help you check and compare prices.

4. Returns, Cancellations, and Refunds Policies 

It is a very important part to know when buying items online. It’s good to know how the company handles returns or cancellations of items and whether there would be any refunds in any case. Purchasing online will always be risky because we usually cannot verify the quality of the items. Therefore, having the knowledge if there would be a refund will be a great point to consider if the items won’t be the same as expected.

5. Shipping 

While online shopping has made it easier for us to purchase anything we want worldwide, sometimes it can also be tricky. Say the shipping, if we bought it locally – usually will only take a few days but if we bought it from the international shop – then likely we have to wait for more than weeks, which I believe we don’t have an issue with that especially if we’re informed for the estimated delivery date. But it’s a matter of what if they ship it to the wrong address or there would be a longer wait than expected. Another thing that we’re also particular with especially buying international items would be the shipping fee – most of us don’t mind buying more to get free shipping. And there are just some of the online shops’ techniques to encourage customers to buy more and think that we’re saving money for the shipping fee. Lastly not to forget to have the tracking number of monitoring the progress of the delivery of your item.

6. Secured Payment Method 

this is the most crucial part when purchasing online; sharing your credit/debit card details. Options to pay via credit card, debit card, and Paypal or other Third-Party payments are considered secure. Also, try not to make any online purchase when using public wi-fi or mobile apps connected to a public hotspot – it can be potentially easy for hackers to steal your information.

7. Be alert for Scams and Fraud 

This never-ending story through calls, emails, and even contacting us through social media for these people to try to steal our information. Be wary and do necessary actions if you think you’ve encountered these tactics. Don’t open any suspicious links, don’t easily provide your particulars over the phone, make sure to ask a couple of questions to verify whether the call is not a fraud/scam. Check the person’s identity through other social media accounts if he/she exists. If you experience scamming, make sure to call your bank and police if needed. And do check your bank statement often, especially if you frequently buy online.

8. Customer Reviews 

Finally, to check the reviews. How can we know that the reviews are not fake ones? Thanks to social media, these online shops nowadays have their social media accounts. That’s the best place to try to contact them and view more real/organic customer reviews. This is also perfect for reaching out to those who tagged the shop and understanding their experience. On that, you’ll have a more secure feeling before buying items online.

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