Grundig G3

The Grundig G3 with Sony ICF-SW7600GR in background.

The Grundig G3 with Sony ICF-SW7600GR in background.

The Grundig G3 is one of my favorite portable shortwave receivers. The G3 features AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Aircraft Band, SSB (Single-Side Band), RDS (Radio Data System) and a Synchronous Detector. I have reviewed it thoroughly on the SWLing Post–please note the comment thread where I posted updates over time.


  • Digital AM/LW/FM/Shortwave receiver with SSB (150-30000 KHz) and the VHF Aircraft band (118-137 MHz)
  • Dual Conversion PLL Digital tuner, with digital display (LCD) showing frequency, time, sleep time and symbols for sleep timer and alarm activation
  • RDS (radio data system) on FM shows frequency, call letters, artist, song title, date, messages in display when available
  • Synchronous Detector with selectable side-band
  • Line-in/out
  • 700 randomly programmable memories for all frequencies
  • Clock, sleep timer, alarm function
  • 3.5 mm headphone output (earphones not included)
  • Telescopic antenna for FM and SW reception
  • Internal ferrite bar antenna for AM reception
  • Power source: 4AA batteries (not included)
  • Display Indication: Time, frequency, stereo, sleep, alarm, lock, battery, memory page, memory, time zone, week-day, wide narrow, signal strength, synchronous detector, SSB, RDS
  • Speaker type: Wide range 1x 60 mm
  • External antenna jack SW, FM, Aircraft Band
  • Batteries 4 x 1.5 V (LR6, AM3, AA)
  • 4 AA rechargeable NI-MH – (not included)
  • Dimensions: 6.614” x 4.13” x 1.1” and 168 x 105 x 28 mm (W x H x D)
  • Net weight: 345 g
  • Accessories include: owner’s manual, warranty card, protective pouch, AC adapter/charger


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