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Grundig Globe Traveler G3 Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio, Black - (NG3B)

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  • AM/LW/FM/SW with SSB (150-30000 KHz) and VHF Aircraft band (118-137 MHz) Dual Conversion PLL Digital tuner, with digital display (LCD) showing frequency, time, sleep time and symbols for sleep timer and alarm activation
  • RDS (radio data system) on FM shows frequency, call letters, artist, song title, date, messages in display when available Synchronous Detector with selectable side-band Line-in/out 700 randomly programmable memories for all frequencies
  • 3.5 mm headphone input (earphones not included) Telescopic antenna for FM and SW reception Internal ferrite bar antenna for AM reception Power source: 4AA batteries (not included)
  • Display Indication: Time, frequency, stereo, sleep, alarm, lock, battery, memory page, memory, time zone, week-day, wide narrow, signal strength, synchronous detector, SSB, RDS External antenna jack SW, FM, Aircraft Band
  • Batteries 4 x 1.5 V (LR6, AM3, AA - batteries not included) ; 4 AA rechargeable NI-MH Dimensions: 6.614" x 4.13" x 1.1" and168 x 105 x 28 mm (W x H x D) Net weight: 345 g Accessories: owner's manual, warranty card protective pouch, AC adapter/charger
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Eton
  • Model: NG3B
  • Item Height: 4.13 inches
  • Item Length: 1.1 inches
  • Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
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Product Description

Product Description

AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Aircraft Band, SSB (Single-Side Band), RDS (Radio Data System) and Synchronous Detector

From the Manufacturer

G3 Globe Traveler

Grundig AM/FM/Shortwave Digital Radio

with Aircraft Band, SSB (Single-side Band), RDS (Radio Data System) and Synchronous Detector
A feature-packed shortwave radio made for worldwide travel

Made especially for the world traveler, the Globe Traveler G3 packs many features into a classic short wave package. Tune into AM/FM/Shortwave, Single‐side band and Aircraft band. The integrated RDS (Radio Data System) on FM shows frequency, call letters, artist name, song title and date on the display when available. There is also a synchronous detector with selectable side‐band and 700 random programmable memories for all frequencies. A telescopic antenna works to find the best reception for FM and shortwave, while the internal ferrite bar antenna reaches for AM reception.

Sideview
An innovative portable radio

The G3 features RDS (radio data system) on FM radio. RDS, on the LCD screen, displays frequency, call letters, artist, song title, date, messages in display when available. The LCD display also indicates time, alarm clock, frequency, stereo, sleep mode, lock, battery level, memory, time zone weekday, signal strength and RDS. If that's not enough, the G3 plays your MP3's, too. With 700 randomly programmable memories for all frequencies, you can't get enough listening with the G3.

Take it anywhere!

The G3 is durably-built for rugged use. It's coated in a rubberized finish that wicks moisture away and provides a stylish look. It has a durable telescopic antenna for FM and SW reception and an indestructible internal ferrite bar antenna for AM reception.

Specs
Features:
  • Audio line-in/out
  • 700programmable memories for all frequencies
  • Clock, sleep timer, alarm function
  • 3.5 mm headphone output (earphones not included)
  • Telescopic antenna for FM and SW reception
  • Internal ferrite bar antenna for AM reception
  • Power source: 4AA batteries (not included) or DC input (8V)
  • Display indication: Time, frequency, stereo, sleep, alarm, lock, battery, memory page, memory, time zone, week-day, wide narrow, signal strength, synchronous detector, SSB, RDS
  • Speaker type: Wide range 1 x 60 mm
  • External antenna jack SW, FM, Aircraft Band
  • Includes: Owner's manual, warranty card, AC adapter, carrying case

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.6 x 4.1 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001QTXKEW
  • Item model number: NG3B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,027 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2009

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

FM sensitivity is not as good.
jr_Tech
It is a solid feeling unit, excellent ergonomics with very good sound for its size.
W. L. Neuhaus
It feels like it is well made, only time will tell for sure about that.
NathanBrazil

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

102 of 106 people found the following review helpful By jr_Tech on August 18, 2009
I had high hopes for this radio, hoping that I could replace my much-used and beat up Eton E5. Sadly, this will not be the case. While the G3 adds some features such as the Aircraft band, LSB/USB switch, RDS and Sync detector (which sorta works), several important traits/features of the E5 are not carried over to the new model.

1. FM sensitivity is not as good. Several FM stations in Eugene Oregon (about 110 miles away) that are easy catches for the E5 can still be heard with the G3 but not as clearly, and with much more effort to get the antenna "just right".

2. MW (AM) sensitivity is not as good...side by side comparison on several weak AM stations that yield decent reception with the E5 are heard with more noise and hiss on the G3.

3. Ditto for LW... several aircraft beacons are heard, but with more hiss on the G3.

4. The "wide/narrow" switch does not also function as "voice/music" tone control on FM, as it does on the E5.

5. The push-buttons are NOT illuminated on the G3.

6. Tuning steps increased from 25 kHz to 50Khz on FM... not what is needed to pull in a weak DX station that is first adjacent to a strong local!

The good points:

1. The RDS functions well.

2. SSB stations are MUCH easier to tune with the G3 than the E5.

3. The Aircraft band works well, this will be great for airshows.

4. Under some conditions (stations that are not too weak) the sync detector does provide improvement. I find that I must tune 1 kHz LOW to get it to work, so there could be some alignment issues with my particular radio. The feature does not work as well as it does on my Sony ICF-SW7600GR and is not even close to the performance of my Sony ICF 2010!

5.
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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful By James on December 4, 2011
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I picked up a G3 after scouring reviews of every portable I could find in the sub-$120 price range. I wanted the radio primarily for shortwave reception as I already have plenty of ways to listen to the standard AM/FM broadcast band, although the air band was intriguing as well. For some reason reviews on all these radios tend to be highly conflicting, with many people giving 5 stars and many others griping that it's a piece of junk. Part of this I believe is varying expectations and intended uses. If you want a portable radio to listen to music your needs will be very different from somebody like myself who will spend a lot of time fiddling with the controls straining to pull in mysterious shortwave broadcasts from around the globe.

I've been using the G3 for several days now and over all I'm pleased. It's plenty sensitive, easily picking up everything I can find on my classic SX-190 tabletop. AM/FM broadcast band sensitivity seems quite good as well, at least as good as the radio in my car. Additionally, with a major airport about 30 miles away the air band picks up a lot of commercial air traffic loud and clear. It's fascinating to hear a jet fly overhead, catch the radio chatter and hop online to find what the flight is and where it's going. Tuning is continuous throughout the range from broadcast all the way through the shortwave band and the combination of direct entry, rotary encoder knob and auto scan makes tuning a snap.
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102 of 111 people found the following review helpful By NathanBrazil on August 8, 2009
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I am a collector of radios, I have over 200 in my collection starting in the 1920's to today. Lets deal with complaint number one, the sync is bad, poor would be a better description. This discription will also apply to almost any radio under $1000.00. The SYNC on this radio performs as well as the Sony 7600GR which is not very good either. I personally have found this feature to be of dubious value.

Now to the good stuff:

The SSB feature on this radio is the best I have seen on any small portable radio. You can select either USB or LSB and it also allows fine tuning via a tuning knob. A great inprovement over the G6. The aircraft band works very well from my location ( about 10 miles from DFW airport). FM stations come in very well up and down the dial. The local AM stations come in great, even in my office building.To be fair I live and work in Dallas,Tx and there are many AM and FM stations close by.

The shortwave performance seems very good as well, on a par with My favorite portable radios the Sony 7600GR,ICF-SW100E, Grundig Yachtboy 400, DEGEN 1102 and ATS 909. The radio itself is quite small, smaller than the 7600GR. It feels like it is well made, only time will tell for sure about that. It also has RDS capability. I have not found any stations to test that feature on yet. The radio also has a line in/out connection, this is a bit unusual for a small radio.

The internal memory store is easy to use. I really like this while using the aircraft band.

All of my testing has so far been using only the built in whip antenna.
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