10 Best Shortwave Radio Stations Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best shortwave radio stations that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good shortwave radio stationss, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 shortwave radio stations : Editor’s Pick

10 Best shortwave radio stations Reviews:

1. 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)

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.
  • 【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 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 :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 3
Width 1
Length 5
Weight 0.771617917

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

Features :

  • Portable shortwave radio is only 4.7 x 3.1 x 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 :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.9
Width 3.1
Length 4.7
Weight 0.3527396192
Release Date 2018-10-02T00:00:01Z

3. Weather Radio 5000 Solar Hand Crank Portable AM FM Shortwave NOAA Emergency Alert Battery Operated Radio with Cellphone Charger,Flashlight,Camping Lamp,SOS,Home Outdoor Survival Gear for Power Outages

Features :

  • 💎 【Prepared Yourself Ahead with 𝗡𝗢𝗔𝗔 𝗪𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼】PPLEE weather radio will keep your family safe through natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, Snowstorms, and so on! Select your local weather station, this emergency radio can timely report various life-threatening severe weather issued by National Weather Service, alert you with a loud siren and flashing red light, never miss a critical time to get prepared even at night while you are sleeping!
  • 💎 【Never Power Outage with 5 Charging Ways】This 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 with multiple power backup options is the best value for 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 in this market. 5 power sources – 5000 Large Capacity Built-in Battery, Solar, Crank, 5V USB Input, 3*aaa Battery. No matter what emergency you’re in, it never runs out of electricity! Also works with most USB powered devices, this 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗿 could provide enough emergency power for important calls.
  • 💎 【Great Reception for 𝗔𝗠 𝗙𝗠 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼】Added a 3.5mm headphone jack and adjustable antenna, this 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 helps you to enjoy the AM/FM/SW radio with crystal sound and good signal. The big tuning knob makes it easier to tune into your favorite channel manually. The dimension of this 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 is 6.69 x 3.74 x 2.36 inches and weight 1LB, which is surprisingly small and light to carry around.
  • 💎 【Light Your Way with High Illuminated Flashlight & Reading Lamp】It’s a smart choice to have this 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 no matter for indoor or outdoor usage. Provides a 3W 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 and 2.5W 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, this 𝗯𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 is designed to light up your darkness when emergencies, bug out, or power failure.
  • 💎 【Solid Product with Strong After-sale Service】Our 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 with versatile functions can be your life-savor! We also provide an 18-months Warranty, 24/7 customer service. Any questions, pls contact us via Amazon or our support email address. Add to the cart, you will never regret purchasing this 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼!

Additional Info :

Color Green
Item Dimensions
Height 2.36
Width 3.74
Length 6.69
Weight 1

4. Eton Elite Executive AM/FM/Aircraft Band/SSB/Shortwave Radio

Features :

  • International Radio Receiver: The Executive Satellite Receives Every Radio Wavelength—Am(Mw), Fm With Rds, Lw, And Shortwave (Sw)—Anywhere; It Features Precision Automatic Or Manual Digital Tuning
  • Versatile And Portable: This Receiver Also Picks Up Vhf Aircraft Band And Single Sideband (Ssb); It Comes With A Leather Case With Craftsman Stitching For Ultimate Portability, Making It Ideal For Travel
  • Stay Safe And Have Fun: For Over 30 Years We’Ve Been Dedicated To Creating Award-Winning, Innovative Products For Emergency Preparedness And Entertainment; We’Re A Proud Partner Of The American Red Cross
  • Keep Connected: From Weather Alert Radios And Backup Battery Packs To Solar-Powered Sound Systems, We’Ll Keep You Connected And In The Know At Home, In The Office, On The Road Or In The Great Outdoors

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 2.59842
Width 13.11021
Length 7.40156
Release Date 2019-06-13T00:00:01Z

5. Usmile® LW1650 Portable Long Line shortwave Antenna shortwave Radio Antenna for RTL SDR Receiver shortwave Radio Stations

Features :

  • This portable long line short-wave antenna is a simple suite, including all necessary kit.
  • It is simple and easy to install. Lightweight, compact, and easy to carry, widely used to receive short wave and medium wave as well as QRP radio station transmitting
  • Especially suited for camping, emergency communication, etc.

6. QFX R-35 Portable Shortwave Radio Black

Features :

  • Easy transportation: The QFX R-35 3-Band (AM, FM, SW1) Battery-Powered Compact Portable Shortwave Radio is a convenient gadget for those who love listening to their favorite radio stations on the go. This compact radio easily slips into your pocket for easy and safe transportation. At .25 pounds, it is an easy radio to carry with you wherever you go.
  • Great reception: Signal reception is the single most important feature for a portable radio. The QFX R-35 3-Band (AM, FM, SW1) Battery-Powered Compact Portable Shortwave Radio features a telescopic antenna for increased range and signal so you will never have to worry about being without reception while listening to your favorite station.
  • Peace of mind: The QFX R-35 3-Band (AM, FM, SW1) Battery-Powered Compact Portable Shortwave Radio comes with a headphone jack so you can plug in your headphones to drown out all surrounding noise while you are listening to the sports game, music, or your favorite news station. This radio also features a LED battery status indicator so you always know when to replace the batteries.
  • Packs a punch of sound: Don’t let the 2-inch speaker size fool you! Although this radio is compact, it provides high-quality sound for maximum enjoyment.
  • Radio Bands Supported: 3-Band AM, FM, SW1 Power Source: Battery Powered (AA battery; not included) Color: Black Item Dimensions LxWxH: 2.75 x 1.5 x 4.75 inches Weight: .25 pounds Speaker size: 2 inches

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 5
Width 1
Length 3
Weight 0.3
Release Date 2020-10-01T00:00:01Z

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

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 :

Color Gray
Item Dimensions
Height 3.149606296
Width 1.1023622036
Length 5.1574803097
Weight 0.440924524

8. Yorek shortwave Radio Portable AM FM Radio with Preset Function, Digital Rechargeable Radio Support Recording, MP3 Player with Lyric Display, Earphone Included (Black)

Features :

  • Multi-band Portable Radio: Supports AM/FM/SW full bands stereo radio recorder. There are three modes to search the station: automatically search, manually preset, directly input the numbers. Digital song selection, select the programs through the number buttons(0-9). It’s very convenient for daily use.
  • MP3 Radio Player:Radio with TF card slot and supports TF card function. It can play MP3、WMA files formats. Not only multilingual menu operation, but also lyric display synchronously. Powerful DSP chip makes the radio more sensitive to search signals. Free switching and listening, quietly enjoy your own music time.
  • Three Recording Modes:Supports MIC recording、radio recording and line in recording. Built-in large speaker, it can record voice and radio broadcast sound into TF card. High-quality bass speaker, which makes the sound of radio clear and thick. Compact and portable design with a 360° rotating antenna, it provides you an additional function to get better signals.
  • USB Computer Speaker Function:Connect radio and computer with a USB cable, and the sound will be played by the speaker of radio. Great reception and clear sound quality makes you feel very comfortable. Built-in durable and rechargeable 1200mAh lithium battery, long lasting playtime, you can use DC5V/500mA-2A USB adapter, computer, car or power bank to charge it.
  • Sleep Timer Function with Backlight:Equipped with automatic shutdown (sleep) function, set regular shutdown before falling asleep (00-90mins). Don’t worry about the battery will run out, let you fall asleep easily. Large screen display with backlight. Simple and digital number keys, it is very convenient for the elderly to operate it.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Weight 0.3747858454

9. Eton Elite Mini Compact AM/FM/Shortwave Radio

Features :

  • Mini Radio Receiver: Tune in to your favorite local stations or listen to news and music from across the globe; Features digital tuning, an internal AM antenna and a telescoping FM/SW antenna; Packaging May Vary
  • Versatile Features: This Mini radio packs big power; Scan for your favorite station, listen on the built-in speaker or pop in some headphones; Feature rich with a sleep timer, clock and alarm; Comes with a custom leather carrying case
  • Stay Safe and Have Fun: For over 30 years we’ve been dedicated to creating award-winning, innovative products for emergency preparedness and entertainment; We’re a proud partner of the American Red Cross
  • Keep Connected: From weather alert radios and backup battery packs to solar-powered sound systems, 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 emergency, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip or barbecuing in the backyard

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.9
Width 4.2
Length 6
Weight 0.35
Release Date 2019-06-13T00:00:01Z

10. 5000 Weather Radio,Solar Hand Crank 5-Way Power Emergency Radio,AM/FM/Shortwave/NOAA Alert Survival Portable Radio,Power Bank USB Charger,Camping Flashlight,Reading Lamp,Headphone Jack,SOS,Compass

Features :

  • 【7 Pre-Configured NOAA Weather Alerts Stations & Solid Reception on AM/FM/Shortwave Radio】you can switch from AM/FM/Shortwave radio to NOAA weather band to get the daily forecast quickly by rotating the knob instead of tuning up and down the dial.7 programmed NOAA weather Channels bring alerts right to keep you up to speed when there is severe weather advisory in your area.𝗙𝗠 𝗔𝗠 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 gets good reception as well as shortwave stations even with the antenna down.
  • 【5000 Replaceable/Rechargeable Li-ion Battery & 5 Power Sources】This weather radio comes with 5000 large-capacity rechargeable battery ensure your cellphone will be fully charged in emergency.5 power options,never worry it power off anytime.when the built-in battery is power off,it will be charged by the backup power sources include winding up handle,solar crank or micro USB input connection or 3 pcs AAA battery.
  • 【Handy Bright Camping Flashlight & LED Reading Lamp】When power failure in the emergency,wind up hand crank to work as a handy LED flashlight Lantern to light up in full darkness to keep you safe.flip up the solar panel to become a reading lamp with built in 6 bright LEDs to illuminate your way to the bedroom at night,as well as a must-have for 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 & 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 .
  • 【𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿 & Loud SOS Alarm】Your Cellphone will never power off even blackout and internal Li-ion Battery outages,hand crank continuously genarate power to recharge the built-in battery and connect the included usb output charging cable for cellphone charging.allow you to make a phone call for help or get in touch with your family in emergency.The red SOS flashing beacon which is morse code and loud enough to attract the attention of would be rescuers.
  • 【3.5mm Headphone Jack,Package include Compass & Nylon Wrist Strap & Carabiner Clip for Easy Carry】it is updated with 3.5mm headphone jack to provide personal listening without disturbing others.Extra compass attached to strap is very helpful to show you orientation when you get lost outside.the strip is adjustable to carry,and you can also attach the clip to your backpack for your convenience outside.we seller provide one-year warranty,reach us by support email address if you have any question.

Additional Info :

Color Yellow(5000mAh Li-ion Battery)
Item Dimensions
Height 2.9133858238
Width 3.7007873978
Length 6.7716535364
Weight 0.8

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select shortwave radio stations

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to shortwave radio stations, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best shortwave radio stations for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their shortwave radio stations!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to shortwave radio stations. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a shortwave radio stations, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a shortwave radio stations that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the shortwave radio stations and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their shortwave radio stations online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online shortwave radio stations the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the shortwave radio stations for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online shortwave radio stations are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of shortwave radio stations

Before even thinking about all the different shortwave radio stations available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these shortwave radio stationss will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these shortwave radio stations will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer shortwave radio stations every few months. This is because they know that people want the better shortwave radio stations. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good shortwave radio stations tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.