Summary: I purchased this radio about two years ago and it has been nothing but trouble. The main problem is that the buttons do not do what they are supposed to do. If you try to enter a radio station, such as 965, I often have to try to enter it 3-5 times before I get the correct numbers.
Summary: I served in the Army in Germany many years ago and the Grundig brand at tha time was a very respected brand with quality merchandise. At that time the products were built in Germany and they were terrific.
This radio should be entered into the radio hall of shame .....
24 March 2014
Summary: I had high expectations for this radio that has a great name in electronics (i.e., Grundig) plastered on its face. However, it seems that in their attempt to create a radio that is all things to all people, Grundig created a mediocre, poor quality device. This radio was no fun to use.
Good Radio ... Lacks 110/200V AC adaptor and could be better protected
10 March 2014
Summary: I ordered this radio to Brazil because I pretend to enter the HAM hobby and I wanted to have the possibility to scan through the bands to get an impression what's going on there before doing any serious investment in specialized equipment.
Summary: Sold by "Online King" through Amazon, I think they are dumping their older models. This one is dated for 2010 and may not include most recent updates by Grundig. Later frequencies adopted by FCC for aircraft frequencies are not included in the bandwidth selectable.
Summary: Having owned this radio for just over a month and having used more of its features than a casual buyer might, I'd like to state without reservation that the radio is a real bargain at the price paid - about $83.00 from Amazon.com and I'm delighted with it. My background in electronics started ca.
Summary: I have been a radio buying binge lately and the G3 makes the third SW radio for me this year. The other two that I bought were a Sony ICF-7600GR and a Tecsun PL-380. All three have various good points and not so good points.
Summary: I own more shortwave radios of all types than most people. I've been involved in the hobby for decades, and this one lives in my go bag. I've used it off and on, and it is very easy to use and works well. The receiver is sensitive with just the whip antenna.
Summary: This receiver is a poor succesor to Grundig's G5 radio!!! Reception on am fm shortwave are all sorely lacking in all aspects of my direct comparisons between these two radios!!! It has deplorable sensitivity, selectivity, and the alignment was definitely "off" judging by the amount of heterodynes...