Stay connected worldwide. Wherever you travel, you can tune into local news and music or world broadcasts with this high quality short wave/AM/FM radio from Grundig. Sized especially for travel, it packs a lot of power into its ultra-thin, palm-sized design, and even has a built-in alarm clock. Fully digital for perfect accuracy, it takes two AAA batteries (not included), and comes with ear-buds and a protective neoprene case. Also makes a great addition to your home emergency kit for use during power outages. (4¾ x 2¾ x 1" in case; 4 oz)
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The Grundig M400 is an ultra compact portable radio that covers AM (520 - 1710 kHz), FM (87-108 MHz) and shortwave in two bands: 5.9-10 and 11.65-18 MHz. The M400 features an analog circuit with digital display and has very easy-to-use controls. It's an amazingly thin radio (under 1/2") with a built-in 4 ohm speaker.
- Super lightweight and compact AM/FM Shortwave radio
- Very slim profile - just under a 1/2" in depth
- AM/FM stereo and Shortwave bands
- AM (520-1710 kHz), FM (87-108 MHz), Shortwave (5.9-10 and 11.65-18 MHz)
- Analog tuner with digital display
- Digital display shows frequency, time, and alarm activation
- Clock and alarm function
- 3.5mm headphone output
- Telescopic antenna for FM and Shortwave reception
- Internal ferrite bar antenna for AM reception
- Lock button prevents accidental frequency changes
- Uses 2 AAA batteries (not included)
- Also included are a soft carrying case with belt loop, ear buds, owner's manual and a warranty card
Weight: 4 oz
Materials: Plastic, electronic components
Grundig has been synonymous with shortwave radio since the early fifties, and is recognized as the "state of the art". Our Grundig radios have been chosen with the world traveler in mind, offering reliability, ease of operation, and features found on much larger (and more expensive) units.
What is shortwave radio?
Shortwave refers to radio frequency, and was designed to broadcast over distances of thousands of miles. The broadcast signal is reflected to earth by the ionosphere, a layer of the earth's atmosphere that has a unique ability to reflect radio signals that fall within the shortwave frequency (1.6 – 30megahertz). The signal returns and bounces off the earth to the ionosphere,and back again, allowing shortwave broadcast to travel much greater distances than AM or FM bands. Because the shortwave signal does not travel in a straight line, it is not limited by mountains, oceans, or other obstructions. Thus, you can be in the middle of the African desert and listen to a shortwave broadcast from Radio Moscow in Russia, particularly at night when the signals are stronger.
How is shortwave different than AM and FM broadcast?
AM, also called MW (medium wave), is designed for local broadcasting. The transmitting strength of AM radio is restricted by the FCC to broadcast over a limited geographic area. This is why we hear local news when we tune in a local AM station. The most powerful AM stations can typically be received for up to 200 miles. The frequency range of AM is 530 – 1600 kilohertz.
FM is also a local broadcast band. FM is a different type of signal known as a "line of sight" frequency, and cannot travel over hills or other obstructions. It also cannot "bend" to follow the contour of the earth, which limits the distance to which FM broadcast can be received. Typically, the most powerful FM stations have a range of approximately 100 miles. The frequency range of FM is 88 – 108 megahertz.
What is the value of shortwave radio?
Shortwave radio allows travelers the opportunity to pick up English-speaking stations that broadcast on shortwave frequencies (BBC, Voice of America, Radio Canada International) when they're traveling in non-English-speaking countries. It's the high-tech equivalent of the "International Herald Tribune"!
Non-travelers can benefit from shortwave radio for different views on world events, and coverage of international events that may not get air time on local, or even national radio or television.
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Product TypeCompact Grundig shortwave am fm travel radio
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By Gene B., Andover, MN in February, 2012
This is basically a travel radio, and not one meant for a radio shack. What do you expect for $30? It's fine for what it was designed for.
By Florence A., Rockville, MD in December, 2011
I love this small, clear radio, which is so easy to carry. Great for travel, too.
By John M., Rehoboth Beach, DE in December, 2011
The radio is much weaker than I expected. I have difficulty picking up local stations not to mention SW. I'm very disappointed.
By Dallas M., Mount Laurel, NJ in November, 2011
no scan capability
When you see the digital display, you might assume that it has a digital tuner that will be able to scan for channels, but that's not the case. This is a really nice little compact radio that would be delightful, if it only had a scan button. I guess they felt compelled to save 10 cents and leave the scan function off the unit.
By Lynn B., Naples, FL in September, 2011
Great sound for a little package!
Love this tiny radio - great sound and you can lock in your channels.
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