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Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio

Model:

20-125

 | Catalog #: 20-125
Price:
$39.99
$39.99

 

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Product Summary

You want the world and you want it now.

Compact and portable, this radio tunes in AM and FM bands, as well as international shortwave, too. Includes an alarm clock, so it's the perfect travel companion. Features 30 stations presets.

  • Compact AM/FM/SW with travel alarm
  • Includes 30 station presets with last-station memory
  • Digital clock with dual time setting and single alarm
  • Digital LCD display with green LED backlighting for easy viewing
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What's in the box

  • Portable radio
  • Hand strap
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs
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Date added Document
May 17, 2007 Compact Portable PLL Radio with AM/FM/Shortwave (User Guide)
January 19, 2007 Compact Portable PLL Radio with AM/FM/Shortwave (Guia Del Usuario Espanol)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackCompact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio
 
3.0

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (44)
  • Good sound quality (30)
  • Durable (29)
  • Great reception (23)
  • Long battery life (19)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (14)
  • Flimsy (9)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (6)
  • Short battery life (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (41)
  • Daily use (27)
  • Travel (24)
  • Commuting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (46), Gearhead (14), Traveler (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Reviewed by 64 customers

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1.0

Shoddy

By Warren Pease

from Northampton, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Poor Reception
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

      Batteries don't fit too well. Bottom one fits tightly, but you have to manipulate (jiggle/swivel) the other two to make contact. Very shoddy.

       
      2.0

      Not a "Travel" Radio

      By Mike

      from New Mexico

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

          This is billed as a "travel radio", but unless there is a secret undocumented procedure for switching the AM tuning to 9 kHz steps, don't travel with it outside the western hemisphere. It'll just be extra junk you don't need in your luggage.

          The FM section is likewise limited to the American 200 kHz channel spacing.

          Sigh.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          poor

          By wsh

          from West Virginia

          About Me Practical

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              Very poor construction , for the price I knew not to expect much , but this was not worth the money .

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Don't leave it in your car in summer

              By kid

              from WV

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Good Sound Quality
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Stays On Station

              Cons

              • Heat Killed It

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              Had it in the cab of my PU behind seat. Something melted and oozed out of it. Would not work after that. This was in WV not AZ so I'd rate it as not very durable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              An alarm that actually wakes me up!

              By Bigfoot

              from Det. MI.

              About Me Gearhead, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Long Battery Life
              • Nice Loud Alarm

              Cons

              • Can Lose Presets Batt Low

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              Don't let batteries completly die, or be slow changing them... you can lose your station presets! Write down which is which, then you can re-set them if needed. A minor gkich for me.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good, but not a universal radio

              By Charlie

              from Mackay, Queensland, Australia

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Short Wave

              Cons

              • Am Tuning 10khz

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              Dual time suggests it is "universal", but it is not usable in Australia on the AM band where stations are separated by 9 KHz whereas the radio frequency tunes in 10 KHz steps. Needs to have a selector for 9 KHz or 10 KHz steps as have seen in universal radios. FM and Shortwave bands are Ok; dual-time is excellent; other features are Ok after learning how to set the time and storing stations.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Pitiful Radio

              By Joe Average

              from Small Town, TN

              About Me Electrician, Engineer, Gearhead

              Pros

              • Dial A Station Tuning
              • Good Looks
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Size

              Cons

              • Lighted Dial Is Too Dark
              • Non-existent Am
              • Non-existent Shortwave
              • Poor Fm
              • Poor Reception

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              Pitiful radio. We live in a small town where we have 5-6 stations but for more choice, we listen to channels in the big city ~60 miles away. Every radio I've owned as far back the 1940s (portable, personal, car radios, home stereos) will deliver dozens of stations - except this one and a $5 discount store radio once took a chance on.

              Took it back and bought a Grundig G8. MUCH better radio although that radio as a big necessary world time feature with a big dial to choose the time zone. Sound and reception is outstanding though.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              It doesn´t work!

              By JMSimone

              from Itanhaem,SP,Brazil

              About Me Practical

              Pros

              • Good Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Home Use

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              I live in Brazil. I bought this in NY last March. Simply it "eats" new batteries. What can I do?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              diminishing quality with this radio

              By Robert

              from Gilbert, AZ

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Reception
              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

              I have two of these--one in the shop I have had for several years which I love. Then THIS one I just bought--sound quality is terrible and the volume adjustment is bascially non existant--not a good buy, not at all. I HOPE to be able to return it and try something else.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I own four of these!

              By Cynthia

              from NJ

              About Me I Have One In Every Room, Practical

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Daily Use
                • Home Use
                • Office

                Comments about RadioShack Compact Portable AM/FM/Shortwave Radio:

                Great little radio. Don't stop making these!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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