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Grundig G8 Traveler II Digital AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Auto Tuning Storage - Black (NG8B)

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  • Brand: Eton
  • Category: Shortwave Radios

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The Grundig G8 Traveler II is a portable short wave radio loaded with features. The G8 Traveler II has digital tuning and  can receive long wave, medium wave, short wave and AM FM radio bands. It is a great travel shortwave radio with a clock alarm and sleep timer.

The G8 Traveler II has multiple large memory systems for FM/AM/Shortwave/Longwave. The memory may be filled manually or automatically (ATS). The memory capacity is: 100 FM, 100 AM, 100 longwave and 200 shortwave frequencies. 

The Grundig G8 Traveler II uses an analog circuit with digital backlit display (momentary on). The display has a 24 hour clock with alarm buzzer or radio station wake up. There is a built in antenna for longwave and medium wave and a telescopic antenna for FM and shortwave. 

  • FM/MW/SW/LW Auto/manual tuning Auto Tuning Storage (ATS) function Digital tuning with digital frequency readout
  • Snooze/light Key lock function Input for earphones DC jack - 6V Dimensions: 6.625? x 4.125? x 1.125? and16.8 x 10.5 x 2.8 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 12.2 oz. and 346 g Accessories: owner?s manual, warranty card Specifications subject to change.
  • AM FM MW SW LW
  • Auto/manual tuning
  • Auto Tuning Storage (ATS) function
  • Digital tuning with digital frequency readout (LCD)
  • Local timer setting + world timer setting
  • Sleep timer alarm clock (either radio or buzzer)
  • Snooze/light
  • Key lock function
  • 3.5 mm headphone output
  • AC jack - 6VDC 100ma (AC adapter is not included)
  • Three AA batteries (not included)
  • Dimensions:6.62 x 4.125 x 1.125 inches and 16.8 x 10.5 x 2.8 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight:12.2 oz. and 346 g

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Comments

Gary DeBock 5.0
76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
All reviewers have been unanimous in their praise of this Chinese-made model, but they may be unaware of the primary reason for this radio's breakthrough AM and FM selectivity. The Grundig G8 is a clone of the Tecsun PL-300WT Chinese-market model, and it contains a DSP (digital signal processing) IC chip which controls all of the AM and FM functions. This fact is not mentioned in any of the Grundig advertising, although it is common knowledge among the Ultralight Radio AM-DXing enthusiast group. ... The G8's AM selectivity is in a class by itself among pocket radios, as is its FM selectivity. FM sensitivity is also outstanding, providing reception of fringe stations typically only heard on communication receivers. Although my G8 model from Amazon arrived with very good AM sensitivity, there have been variations in the AM sensitivity levels of the identical PL-300WT Chinese-market models, due to the Tecsun company's manufacturing process (specifically, their neglect in matching the inductance of the loopstick coil to the value required by a varactor in the DSP chip). Since Tecsun also manufactures all of the G8's for Grundig, this may also be an issue with these G8 models, although it's too early to tell. Despite this, the Grundig G8 is a superlative value for both AM and FM DXers, especially with Amazon's free shipping option. This model's DSP-enhanced performance is sure to please those who enjoy fringe-station chasing on either band. More >
Gregory Roscow 5.0
176 of 178 people found the following review helpful
I wanted a shortwave radio small enough to carry around and not too expensive--somewhere in between the $20 toys and the $100+ serious boys. Well, this is it. It's not perfect, but it's reasonably powerful, has useful features, is fun to use, looks and feels good (with a matte black soft rubber finish), and comes with a handy pouch and earphones. Just what I wanted.The display is excellent, with an orange backlit screen that's the best I've seen on any radio of this size. One click lights it up ... for a few seconds and a longer one keeps it on; it switches itself on briefly with a change of frequency. The information in the display is configurable and can include the following: frequency, battery strength, signal strength (in dBmicron and dB S/N), time, alarm, temperature (!), shortwave band, memory locations, and timer.FM, SW, and AM/LW all sound good to me and are reasonably sensitive. More >
Ann E. Revelle 3.0
127 of 132 people found the following review helpful
I saw the many fine reviews on this new Grundig G8 analog unit (another Tecsun clone) and took the chance to try it out. This is in fact a modern version of the old and very popular Grundig analog Traveller II from a decade or more ago which I also owned as well. The DSP capabilities (a Digital Signal Processing circuit contained on a very small computer chip that was recently introduced by Silicon Labs in Texas) are really fine for both sensitivity and selectivity on fm. In fact they are outsta ... nding, especially given the low price on Amazon ($50 shipped). The sw reception was ok (fair), but without any rf (radio frequency) gain controls or dual bandwidth capabilities, it is not especially good for routine or lengthy sw listening sessions in my opinion. On am it was absolutely dismal (with some small exceptions), especially for a weak government public service station that I regularly receive on all of my other numerous radios More >