Top 10 Best Cheap Shortwave Radio 2022 – Reviews & Buying Guide

Are you trying to find the Best Cheap Shortwave Radio from reliable vendors on the market? Our experts conducted research on a range of the most popular Cheap Shortwave Radio available on the market. You can obtain all the details you need to make the best decision by looking at our favorites and reading the product description.
Selecting the right Cheap Shortwave Radio might be difficult. How do you choose the best model for you when there are so many available?

You can find one with the aid of this buying guide.

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Need a Quick Decision? Here’s Our Top 10 Cheap Shortwave Radio:

Place Image Product Information Score
1 Retekess V115 Digital Radio AM FM, Portable Shortwave Radios, Rechargeable Radio Digital Tuner and Presets, Support Micro SD and AUX Record, Bass Speaker Retekess V Digital Radio AM FM Portable by Retekess
9.8
2 Greadio Portable Shortwave Radio,AM FM Transistor Radio with Best Reception,LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home Greadio Portable Shortwave Radio AM FM Transistor by Greadio
9.7
3 Retro Portable Radio AM FM Shortwave Radio Transistor Battery Operated Vintage Radio with Bluetooth Speaker, 3-Way Power Sources, Enhanced Bass, AUX TF Card USB Disk MP3 Player[2022 Upgraded Version] Retro Portable Radio AM FM Shortwave Radio by Retro
8.9
4 Raddy RF750 Portable Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW/WB Receiver with Bluetooth and NOAA Alerts - Pocket Retro Mini Radio Rechargeable, 6 EQ Modes, w/ 9.85 Ft Wire Antenna Raddy RF Portable Shortwave Radio AM FM by Raddy
9.6
5 TECSUN R-9012 AM FM SW 12 Bands Shortwave Radio Portable Receiver Gray TECSUN R- AM FM SW Bands Shortwave by TECSUN
9.6
6 Portable AM FM Radio, Shortwave Transistor Radio with Best Reception, Battery Operated or AC Power Retro Radio with Big Bluetooth Speaker, Earphone Jack USB TF Card AUX Input, for Senior(Gray) Portable AM FM Radio Shortwave Transistor Radio by Portable
9.2
7 Ham Radio Operator T Shirt Morse Code Key Ham Radio Operator T Shirt Morse Code by Ham
9.2
8 Sangean ANT-60 Short Wave Antenna Sangean ANT- Short Wave Antenna by Sangean
9.7
9 Eton - Elite 750, The Classic AM/FM/LW/VHF/Shortwave Radio with Single Side Band, 360° Rotating AM Antenna, 1000 Channels, Back-Up Battery Packs, Commitment to Preparedness Eton - Elite The Classic AM FM by Eton
8.9
10 SIHUADON R108 Shortwave AM FM Radio LW MW AIR Band DSP Full Band Portable Radio Battery Operated with Sleep Timer Alarm Clock 500 Memories preset Stations for Family by RADIWOW (Grey) SIHUADON R Shortwave AM FM Radio LW by SIHUADON
9.6

Recommended Top 10 Best Cheap Shortwave Radio

SaleBestseller No. 1

Retekess V115 Digital Radio AM FM, Portable Shortwave Radios, Rechargeable Radio Digital Tuner and Presets, Support Micro SD and AUX Record, Bass Speaker

Popularity Score 9.5
Quality Score 9.5
Sentiment Score 9.1

Highlighted Features

  • Portable shortwave radio is only 4.73 x 3.15x 0.9 in; which is very suitable for shirt pockets; it is amazing to find so much functionality in such a compact radio
  • Digital radio bass sound with MIC recording and line in recording ; insert the TF card to record your voice or radio voice; note that the TF card is not in the package
  • Digital tuning radio; you can directly enter the frequency through the number keys; in addition;V115 also supports automatic search, manual search and storage of radio stations
  • Built in 5 languages Chinese English Spanish Russian and Japanese; 9k/10k for AM tuning increment;package not including adapter;just including usb cable;you can charge the radio from computer or connect phone adapter
  • AM FM SW radios; FM 87-108MHz; AM 520-1710KHz (9/10K); SW 4.75-21.85MHz; FM reception is best; SW reception is better at night or when an external antenna is connected; AM reception is easily affected by the environment

Additional Info :

Brand Retekess
Color Multicolor
Item Dimensions
Height 16
Width 31
Length 38
Weight 49.85
SaleBestseller No. 2

Greadio Portable Shortwave Radio,AM FM Transistor Radio with Best Reception,LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home

Popularity Score 8.9
Quality Score 9.6
Sentiment Score 9.5

Highlighted Features

  • 【New Upgraded: LCD Display with Best Reception】Equipped with a big LCD screen, you can easily and clearly to see each AM/FM/Shortwave stations when tuning the knob on this portable radio. The long antenna and advanced DSP chip ensure a ultra strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favourite music, NPR, sports and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relax radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate, Convenient to Use】Not like other radios which are too small to operate, our shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elder and children as the knobs are large to tune and the LCD screen is clear to see. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside. Beyond that, a time setting is available for you to see on the LCD display, so it is not just a fm radio but also a clock for you. Buy this transistor radio, bring convenience to your life.
  • 【2 Powerful Charging Ways】This am fm radio is designed for two charging ways. While you are indoor, the AC power for you to plug the charging cable(include) in the wall to listen radio whole day. If there power outage, don't worry, inserts 4 D Cell batteries(not include) in the shortwave radio that you can continue to connect and get broadcast news in real time. And the battery can be easily found in every household and stores. Keep one in your house, you will happy to have this portable radio.
  • 【Good Sounds Quality & Earphone Jack】With a premium built in 2W speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite musics or baseball game. And you can choose high/low tune mode as you like to listen on the shortwave radio. A good choice for radio lover. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who wants to have private listening space. Take this portable radio for picnic,camping or party,leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【Ideal Christmas Gift】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our portable radio is best sell on many countries. If you are distressing on what to buy to your parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, this am fm radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart to joy and remember you! Besides, we guarantee a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back and 24/7 customer service to make it no risk for you to purchase this fm radio.

Additional Info :

Brand Greadio
Color Off-white
Item Dimensions
Height 12
Width 26
Length 26
Weight 33.02
Bestseller No. 3

Retro Portable Radio AM FM Shortwave Radio Transistor Battery Operated Vintage Radio with Bluetooth Speaker, 3-Way Power Sources, Enhanced Bass, AUX TF Card USB Disk MP3 Player[2022 Upgraded Version]

Popularity Score 9.7
Quality Score 9
Sentiment Score 9.5

Highlighted Features

  • 【Radio With Excellent Reception】 Equipped with powerful DSP chip and 50cm long retractable antenna, this analog tuning vintage radio has excellent signal quality to pick up enough stations. Comes with big old-school tuner dial with compact tuning knob. No needle drifts and the tuning is very spot on. Never miss a ball game and get the latest weather report (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, storms weather) wherever you are.
  • 【3 Options for Charging 】AC powered radio with three ways of charging, makes sure never worry about power. You’ll need AC power when in bedroom, kitchen or office. Built-in 1200mAH rechargeable battery is perfect choice when you have a backyard BBQ. D-cell battery operated radio (NOT INCLUDED) is an essential addition to an EMERGENCY USE or camping kit. Note:To avoid the radio or batteries to be burnt out, please take the D-cell batteries out while charging with the rechargeable battery.
  • 【5 in 1 Speaker Radio 】More than an portable shortwave radios, also is a portable vintage bluetooth radio that keeps up with today’s tech, too. Allows you to enjoy a rich and well-balanced sound of classic, country and rock music by Bluetooth, TF card, USB disk and AUX mode. And Bluetooth 4.0 can hook up to your device in an instant. Note: NO EARPHONE JACK
  • 【Straightforward to Use】Weighs only 2.7lb and measures 9.1*3.9*5.9 inch. A simple vintage portable radio with big analog dial with warm glow inside, is more intuitive and pleasing than push-button digital interfaces. No more confusing buttons, it’s easy to use, just like a radio from a generation ago. And the portable handle included makes it easy to carry, perfect for old folks.
  • 【A Nice Gift Choice】Have classic vintage look with today’s technology. J-110 is an accent to the furniture, which makes you feel the passions of good old days. The retro radio also makes great gift for recepient who enjoyed the original design of old transistor radio. It’s suitable for any occasions including father's day, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, housewarming party and Christmas.

Additional Info :

Brand Retro
Color Multicolor
Item Dimensions
Height 4
Width 31
Length 36
Weight 77.8
Bestseller No. 4

Raddy RF750 Portable Shortwave Radio AM/FM/SW/WB Receiver with Bluetooth and NOAA Alerts - Pocket Retro Mini Radio Rechargeable, 6 EQ Modes, w/ 9.85 Ft Wire Antenna

Popularity Score 9.6
Quality Score 9.5
Sentiment Score 9

Highlighted Features

  • What's new? ❶ 3-in-1: Radio, Bluetooth speaker, SD card music player. ❷ RF750 added a 9.85' wire antenna, strengthening the reception to pick up more stations. ❸ It comes with USB-C charging port and a removable lithium battery. ❹ It is a preparedness radio with NOAA weather alert.
  • AM/FM/SW/WB Radio: Tune in to your favorite AM (520-1710KHz), FM (87-108MHz), or SW (5.7-17.9MHz) frequencies, but also pick up the weather band (162.400-162.550MHz) and get alerts about NOAA weather hazards in your area.
  • Improved Reception. The embedded DSP chip enhances the sensitivity of gaining good reception while enabling you to set the spacing and frequency for listening to your station loud and clear.
  • Retro Speaker with Amazing Sound! This vintage equalizer look, will remind you of the "communications look" radios of the '70s? Turn it on, you can be astonished by the crisp audio and the 6 types of sound effects.
  • Compact Size: Easy to slide into your pocket or bag, the RF750 is also equipped with a braided wrist strap for hanging. Whether you are a camper, hiker, or preparing for an emergency, this is the perfect radio for you.

Additional Info :

Brand Raddy
Color Off-white
Item Dimensions
Height 4
Width 39
Length 22
Weight 65.48
SaleBestseller No. 5

TECSUN R-9012 AM FM SW 12 Bands Shortwave Radio Portable Receiver Gray

Popularity Score 9.8
Quality Score 9.1
Sentiment Score 9.7

Highlighted Features

  • 【Product Size】13.1 x 2.8 x 8cm. Small size and light weight, easy to operate. It can fit in the pocket and carry everywhere for entertainment or study for family!
  • 【Product Function】High sensitivity full band radio with FM MW SW 12 bands radio receiver. TECSUN R9012 Radio is portable multiband radio receiver!
  • 【Product accessories】 1 x TECSUN R9012 Radio, 1 x English Manual, 1xTimely Customer Service. [Power Supply: Uses 2 AA Size Batteries or DC-IN 5V Charging Cable. (BOTH NOT INCLUDED)]
  • 【Easy Operate】Just an On-Off switch, volume control, band selector switch, and tuning knob, TECSUN R9012 Radio is easy to operate the AM FM SW band!
  • 【After-sale service】The product has a one-year warranty, for the details, please contact customer service. If you have any questions, contact us without hesitation. We'll try our best to solve the problem for you.

Additional Info :

Brand TECSUN
Color Silver
Item Dimensions
Height 18
Width 32
Length 37
Weight 58.46
Bestseller No. 6

Portable AM FM Radio, Shortwave Transistor Radio with Best Reception, Battery Operated or AC Power Retro Radio with Big Bluetooth Speaker, Earphone Jack USB TF Card AUX Input, for Senior(Gray)

Popularity Score 9.6
Quality Score 9.4
Sentiment Score 9.5

Highlighted Features

  • 【Radios Portable AM FM with Best Reception】This shortwave portable radio has 4 bands: AM FM SW1 SW2 and the 39.4-inch long antenna has the best reception. It ensures an ultra-strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favorite music, NPR, sports, and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relaxing radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate & Convenient to Use】Not like other am fm radios which are too small to operate, This AM FM radios with best reception has a big tuning button for easy operation. Our am fm shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elders and children as the knobs are large to tune. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside.
  • 【Bluetooth Function 】Plug in your favorite retro tunes with this Bluetooth radio. This radios portable am fm has Bluetooth function, so you can stream your favorite music. You can also enjoy all kinds of music by USB or TF card. It's not just an am/fm portable radio.
  • 【High Quality Sound & Earphone Jack】With a premium built-in 5W big speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great excellent sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite music or baseball game. A good choice for AM FM radio portable lovers. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who want to have a private listening space. Take this portable radio am fm for a picnic, camping, or party, and leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【Ideal Gift for Parents】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our am/fm radio is great for seniors. If you are distressed about what to buy for your parents, grandparents, uncles, or aunts, this plug in wall radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart with joy and remember you.

Additional Info :

Brand Portable
Color Unknown
Item Dimensions
Height 8
Width 37
Length 43
Weight 62.89
Bestseller No. 7

Ham Radio Operator T Shirt Morse Code Key

Popularity Score 9.4
Quality Score 9.8
Sentiment Score 9.5

Highlighted Features

  • Great gift for you buddy in the radio club.
  • Show people you were the old school internet.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Additional Info :

Brand Ham
Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 11
Width 24
Length 22
Weight 74.44
SaleBestseller No. 8

Sangean ANT-60 Short Wave Antenna

Popularity Score 9.3
Quality Score 8.9
Sentiment Score 9

Highlighted Features

  • Improves the performance and reception of your shortwave radio
  • Extends to 23 feet and can be easily rewound into its compact case
  • Has 3.5-millimeter mini plug
  • Fits any 3.5-millimeter external antenna jack

Additional Info :

Brand Sangean
Color Multicolor
Item Dimensions
Height 14
Width 44
Length 37
Weight 13.36
SaleBestseller No. 9

Eton - Elite 750, The Classic AM/FM/LW/VHF/Shortwave Radio with Single Side Band, 360° Rotating AM Antenna, 1000 Channels, Back-Up Battery Packs, Commitment to Preparedness

Popularity Score 9.6
Quality Score 9.8
Sentiment Score 9.5

Highlighted Features

  • On Every Wavelength: The Eton Satellite 750 broadcasts every radio wavelength including AM,FM, LW, SW, SSB and VHF aircraft band frequencies; 360° rotating AM antenna pulls in even the weakest signals for full, bold sound.
  • Strong and Sensitive: DSP Technology enhances tuning sensitivity and fields out interference for better quality; Program in up to 1000 channels, 100 for each band, as well as customize up to 55 channels to tune into your favorite stations with ease.
  • In and Out: Connect any audio device using the line input and listen to your favorite music and media through the Eton Satellit750’s speakers; Or broadcast your radio to other devices using the line output; Features dual alarm clock for multiple alarms.
  • Keep Connected: From World Band and Weather Alert radios, to solar powered sound systems and connected home products, we'll keep you connected and in the know at home, in the office, on the road or in the great outdoors.
  • Eton's Commitment to Preparedness: We're committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and unexpected emergencies, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip, or just barbecuing in the backyard.

Additional Info :

Brand Eton
Color Unknown
Item Dimensions
Height 20
Width 29
Length 27
Weight 94.16
SaleBestseller No. 10

SIHUADON R108 Shortwave AM FM Radio LW MW AIR Band DSP Full Band Portable Radio Battery Operated with Sleep Timer Alarm Clock 500 Memories preset Stations for Family by RADIWOW (Grey)

Popularity Score 9.5
Quality Score 9.8
Sentiment Score 9.7

Highlighted Features

  • 【Convenience To Carry】The performance of SIHUADON R108 radio is the same as the Radiwow R108 radio. 5 x 3 x 1.2in long, small size and light weight, it can fit in the pocket and carry everywhere for entertainment or study; compact size is ideal for travelling.
  • 【With Varies Function】FM Stereo LW MW SW AIR band DSP receiver with band ATS, memories preset station, sleeping time, alarm clock, temp display. Wake you up in the morning by setting the alarm, or set sleep timer to auto turn-off while listening before going to sleep.
  • 【Product Accessories】1 x SIHUADON R-108 Radio, 1 x USB Charging Cable, 1 x External FM/SW Antenna, 1 x R108 English Manual, 1 x BL-5C Rechargeable Battery, 1 x Timely Customer Service.
  • 【Sound Quality】High-quality materials and components enable the radio output to perform well on all broadcasts including voice and music. The backlit LCD screen is very convenient for night use.
  • 【After-sale service】The radio has a one-year warranty. If you have any questions, contact us without hesitation. Important Notes: Due to long distance transportation, the R108 radios use small cards for power isolation, remove them before use, as the following steps. 1. Open the battery back cover of the R108 radio. 2. Remove the small card. 3. Install the battery correctly to use it.

Additional Info :

Brand SIHUADON
Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 17
Width 25
Length 45
Weight 40.95

How to Choose Cheap Shortwave Radio

A major decision like purchasing a product should always be made with care. We’ve put together this guide to help you pick the best Cheap Shortwave Radio in order to assist you. Always do your research before making a purchase. Knowing whether or not to spend your hard-earned money on it will be made easier by this. To find out what other people are saying about the product and whether they suggest it or not, read reviews on various websites like Amazon.

It is crucial to take these factors into account if you intend to purchase a Cheap Shortwave Radio.

  • The first thing you should look into when purchasing a Cheap Shortwave Radio is the construction material.
  • Make sure the material used to make your Cheap Shortwave Radiois high-quality and durable enough to survive heavy use.
  • The next step would be to examine the various features that each product offers so that you can decide which ones would work for you.
  • Your ability to predict how long this will last depends on how durable yourCheap Shortwave Radio is.
  • Depending on how much and how frequently you use it, a high-quality Cheap Shortwave Radio should last longer than others.
  • A screen slider Cheap Shortwave Radio brand may or may not be important. If so, make sure the brand of your Cheap Shortwave Radio is renowned for delivering flawless, high-quality goods.
  • Check out the customer reviews as well. You can learn how effective the product is from how it has benefited users in their daily lives.
  • Another significant element that shouldn’t be overlooked is the warranty time. There are many different product kinds and warranty lengths available. Choose accordingly.

Additional factors to keep in mind when purchasing include:

Features

You should always verify a Cheap Shortwave Radio features before purchasing one. Each product differs from the others in terms of its features. Even though some items could have more features than others, this does not necessarily make them superior.

It’s crucial to check if different Cheap Shortwave Radio have some of the same characteristics or comparable advantages. It’s likely that another model will be available with the feature you require or want if a certain brand or model doesn’t have it. A product’s price may increase in proportion to the number of features it offers.

Quality

When looking to purchase the best Cheap Shortwave Radio, quality is vital. If you purchase something that was made cheaply, it might not last long or break after only a few uses. Because of this, it’s crucial to make sure the Cheap Shortwave Radio you select is made of high-quality components and is well-built to last for a long time without malfunctioning or wearing out rapidly.

Material

The Cheap Shortwave Radio should be made of strong, long-lasting materials. This indicates that it should maintain its quality over time without suffering any harm or deterioration. You can be tempted by a reduced price, but if the product’s quality is subpar, you might run into trouble. Before purchasing a product, though, you should check for the best materials available.

Durability

When purchasing a Cheap Shortwave Radio, durability is also a key factor. You must make sure that your product can resist wear and tear over time if it is intended to last for years. Let’s say a product has a high rating for durability.

In such scenario, it indicates that it was constructed using durable materials and put through a rigorous testing process before being made available on the market to ensure that it satisfies established durability criteria. When something goes wrong with a durable product during the first few months of purchase, the manufacturer will typically send a technician out to fix or replace it at no cost to you.

Price

As much as we would like our Cheap Shortwave Radio to be reasonable, there is no justification for them to be so given the high cost of high-quality goods. If your budget is tight, though, you can still discover a high-quality item that won’t break the bank but still does the job well.

Everything relies on your preferences and needs, so do your homework before comparing costs and possibilities so you can locate anything within your price range without compromising quality.

Value

Whether or not the product’s price is justified by its actual or perceived value is another crucial factor to take into account. Consider two Cheap Shortwave Radio that are comparable in terms of their features and build quality, but one is $20 more expensive than the other. The less expensive option would then be preferable since, despite having identical features, it is less expensive.

Brand

When purchasing a Cheap Shortwave Radio brand is an important consideration. If you have chosen a brand known for producing high-quality products, you can be confident that it will succeed in this market because a product’s brand reflects its quality.

The brand name of your product is also significant because it informs you that research on it has been conducted by experts specifically for this purpose, indicating that all potential issues with it have been addressed and fixed before it was put on the market for general consumption by the general public.

A Good Warranty

A warranty will make it simpler for you to get your Cheap Shortwave Radio mended or replaced if it breaks down during the first year of purchase without having to pay for labor or new parts. If you intend to use your Cheap Shortwave Radio frequently for a prolonged period of time, it is excellent if the manufacturer offers a warranty for up to three years after purchase.

The Bottom Line

That’s all we have for our top 10Cheap Shortwave Radio, folks. Finding the right person for you can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. We made an effort to compile and present all of the important information you required to make a decision about them.

You should always conduct your own research on the Cheap Shortwave Radio of choice. The only thing left to do is make sure it’s the ideal fit for you once we cut the list down.

You can always read customer reviews to see whether anyone had any regrets about their purchase. Additionally, research the brand value’s history. However, we are confident that if you choose from our carefully considered list, you won’t be dissatisfied.

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