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The Grundig G3 Globe Traveler is an innovative portable radio covering long wave, AM, FM (stereo to earphone jack), continuous shortwave plus the VHF aircraft band. It features dual conversion AM/SW circuitry for exceptional sensitivity and image rejection. It offers S.S.B. - Single side-band reception. It has an large 700 channel memory system with memory scan and auto tuning storage. Memories may be labelled up to 8 characters. Unlike other portables in it class, the Globe Traveler offers Synchronous Detection. This special feature addresses the issue of selective fading and adjacent channel interference on shortwave. RDS (radio data system) shows FM call-signs, artist, song title and messages when available. Other enhancements include: Wide/Narrow selectivity, Local/DX switch, direct frequency entry, signal indicator and 24 hour clock with four alarm timers. External antenna jack for shortwave, FM, VHF air band. The right side of the radio has a 3.5 mm Input/Output jack. Requires four AA cells. If four NiMH AAs are inserted, they may be recharged inside the radio.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps


150 kHz - 30 MHz
87-108 / 118-137 MHz
AM   FM   W-FM Stereo   SSB  
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
Image rejection
Audio output
Internal speaker


F-type + Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in telescopic


Power requirements
6 V DC
Current drain RX


Between 2010 and 20xx in China
Dimensions (w×h×d)
168 × 105 × 28 mm (6.61 × 4.13 × 1.10 in)
345 gr (12.2 oz)
Form factor

Other features

700 channels in 1 bank(s)
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options

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Reviews & stories

Mr Gordon Griffiths


Bought this little receiver over two years ago and find it is a great receiver. As a registered ham radio operator I wanted a hand held radio that was as good as my main home transceiver yet small enough to fit in my jacket pocket. It has all the bands LW, AM SSB, FM, and VHF (Civil Air frequencies). All the short wave international transmissions come in very good , any fading of the signal is overcome by using the synchronous button. Stores 700 memories and has all the extras, (time, date, alarms. auto program search and others)
To sum up this Globe Traveler G3 has all that is required for the traveling person.

Build quality
User friendliness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2016
GBP 40.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Grundig G3 is around:

  • USD 53.00 ~ USD 28.00
  • GBP 38.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 28.88 Used / Good eBay
2016 GBP 40.00 Used / Mint m0giq
2013 USD 74.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2012 USD 110.00 New / Mint weatherradio

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