Grundig Eton Digital G8 Radio (NG8B Compact 4 Band World Time Radio) - Battery or Mains Electric (optional) - Compact / Portable - Headphone Socket - Digital Display - AM, FM, LW, MW, SW - Black Colour
- 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.
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AM/FM/LW/Shortwave Radio with ATS (Auto Tuning Storage)
From the Manufacturer
Grundig Traveler II Digital G8 AM/FM/LW/Shortwave Radio
A radio with old-school durability and new-world technology combined
The Grundig Traveler II G8 combines the best of both worlds: reliability and hi-quality audio. With durable and portable, grip-coated encasing the G8 resists drops, dings and other damage. It also has all the modern features that create high-quality audio.
Auto Tuning Storage makes radio surfing easy
The G8 comes with an Auto Tuning Storage (ATS) function which automatically stores radio frequencies. The ATS button lets you memorize all frequencies of the AM, LW and FM band with good enough signal strength to be memorized. There are 100 memories, which are used for manual and ATS storage.
Tell the time anywhere in the world!
The G8 features an international clock that you can set at the touch of a knob located on the front of the radio. It has domestic and international time zones preset so you can just turn the knob and instantly have the time anywhere in the world.
Manually enter preset frequencies for added versatility
The radio can memorize 100 FM, 100 AM, 100 LW and 200 SW (shortwave) frequencies. To memorize a frequency, tune your radio to the frequency of your choice, and then follow the below instructions:
Frequencies that you have stored manually will be overwritten. If you've stored frequencies with the ATS button and want to keep them in memory, be sure to store manually into an empty memory.
To listen to your stored frequencies, go to the band that you want to listen to:
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AMAZING RADIO deceptively displayed The real neat multiplie position control hidden beneath a hinged cover has nothing to do with the radio. It "tunes" the clock according to a selected time zone displayed around the circumference of the selector switch travel. (It DOES work)
FM Reception : an IMPORTANT CRITERION to me. It is far better than any radio in house. Since My Move away from Orlando 104.1 disappeared on all radios. It RETURNED on this Grundig
AM RECEPTION: an IMPORTANT CRITERION to me. . Far better than any radio I have on MW!
For the first time I can listen to CARDS in St. Louis and Jon-Boy and Billy in Charlston S.C.
BEST digital synthesized tuning of alll radios I have. noise free, truly incremented by clicks
S.W. reception not an IMPORTANT CRITERION to me. . Compared to other receivers I have, dedicated in design to SW, poor
Battery use: stingy...a weeks use 6 hours a day or more took 4 days before battery depletion was shown on dial. Using alkaline AA I am unhappy lower voltage rechargeable NiMH batteries don't serve this radio's needs.
The radio is one of the best I have used. I enjoy the features that it has, and find that the quality is wonderful. Grundig makes good stuff, and this radio is no exception.
I'd recommend this to anybody wanting a small radio with lots of features.
The one feature I wish it had was an SDHD slot and the ability to record to that SD card. I'd love to record onto an SD card, lots of the programs I listen to. I do have a DX-392, which is a giant version of this radio, and it will record from radio to cassette tapes. It is a very nice radio. I just with that an SD recording version was available. The SD recording feature on this little G8 would be SUPER!
I give this radio an A+ rating and Highly recommend it.
The finish is a very smart, rubbery matt black but it gets marred by greasy fingers very easily so you need to be a bit cautious. It is a bit hard on batteries - Duracell AA's - don't bother with rechargeables they don't have enough voltage, but not annoyingly so. When the antenna is up it is a bit unstable and the cats knock it over. But despite these minor quibbles, I really love it and it is a close friend .
In the subject line of this review, I mentioned the radio has its quirks. The company I work for (a radio station) buys these in bulk for sales people and engineers to use. Every single one of them has a different quirk. One may be harder to turn on than the other. The other may drift or the display will go wonky when pressing buttons. Still others make noise when the buttons are pressed.
The unit I had for a little over two years had its own quirk with the volume knob. Sufficient to say, the quality control on these products isn't the greatest. The new unit I bought from Amazon two weeks ago (just arrived today btw) has a quirk of its own. I noticed this immediately after I put batteries in. When setting the time, the LCD display goes bonkers. It seemed to calm down when I turned that annoying beep off, and I reset the radio several times using its own little reset button.
Reception on these radios is fairly good. They are both selective (to an extent) and sensitive. The bleed-over from other stations still occurs on this radio, but not on the level an average cheap receiver would. What I mean by that is you tune next to a frequency say 93.1, but hear the station on 92.9 cutting over.
AM is good on these radios, but I do have to say the digital signal processing has a tendency to mute the weaker signals. This causes the receiver to flip in and out of the signal if it is really weak, producing an annoying cutting sound. This is a fault of DSP likely, not the radio itself. All of them I've tested do this. It has pulled in lots of stations for me on AM, and I use it for taking walks at night. The included headphone jack is nice, as is the ability to power it via a DC plug.
FM is good, and I've heard the really far away stations on this once or twice... mostly in the summer. Don't expect to hear stations 100 miles away or more that may come in better in your car, this is a small radio with a small antenna after all.
A con I have is lack of antenna jack, but for a radio this size, I'm not that upset.
LW (longwave) really has never worked for me here in the Western U.S. I suppose if I had an antenna built for it, I would use it more, but it really is useless unless you live in a foreign country, particularly in Europe.
SW reception is where this radio shines. It is comparable to others in the Grundig line, but better than say the S350. DSP helps on shortwave, but it also creates the same problem that happens with AM, i.e. muting weak signals. I am satisfied with its performance on shortwave other than that.
If you can get past the quirks, and the confusing buttons/time setting/presets (read the manual please) you should be able to enjoy a good radio. If nothing else, it is one of the best portables I have, and I would recommend it as a DXer.