This just in from the “Ask GadgetMadness” Hotline:
Hey, my father is searching for a ‘world’ radio - he wants AM/FM, at least 5 bands of shortwave, USB, back lit, easy to read dial, pocket-sized. Do you have any ideas about something like this?
We did some checking, and after ruling out a few candidates that did not have back-lit screens or easy-to-read dials we suggest taking a look at the Sangean Sangean ATS-909X AM/FM/LW/SW World Band Receiver. This world radio picks up all long wave, medium wave, short wave, and AM and FM frequencies and features rugged construction, better reception, and a larger brighter LCD screen. An added bonus is the 3″ speaker so you can listen from anywhere in the room, USB, 406 presets, and full alarm, snooze, and sleep timer features. The Sangean ATS-909X comes with a 6V DC adapter, ANT-60 shortwave antenna, carrying pouch, and earbuds.
Dear readers, what do you think of our suggestion? Is there a better shortwave world radio out there that we somehow missed? Let us know in the comments section!