As mentioned in another thread, I've just picked up a Grundig G8, getting mine from Amazon. Currently on sale for $50, on the US site (http://www.amazon.com/Traveler-Digital-G8-Shortwave-Storage/dp/B001QTXKF6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330044032&sr=8-1
), I got mine from the Canadian site for CDN$ 60.
I've copied and pasted initial impressions, from the other thread, below:
"I've just picked up a Grundig G8 (Tecsun PL-300WT), which has DSP and is currently on sale at Amazon for $50, with free delivery.
After reading the reviews, I chose the G8 to replace my cheap, but faithful, Grundig 1000a (aka Tecsun DR-910), as a small travel radio. The difference is night and day. FM selectivity is very good, separating stations which even my larger Sangeans struggle with. AM/MW sounds very good too, pulling in stations well. Although obviously not a AM/MW DX machine, such as my Sangeans, I'm impressed with the sound quality of the signals, especially through my head phones. As for SW, I was impressed at getting a very listenable signal from AIR (in Arabic, on 13640 kHz) this afternoon, but currently, I'm getting 'images', in the higher meter bands (EWTN on 2340 kHz, for example). There's no direct entry pad, but it holds 100 stations, per band (AM/FM/SW). The G8 is pocket sized (which is how I carried my 1000a), but has no clip, if that's what you're needing. Also gives time and has built in alarm, which is very handy.
More info on the G8, including dimensions, can be found here ~> http://www.etoncorp.com/upload/contents/307/Grundig_G8_specs_122210.pdf http://www.etoncorp.com/upload/contents/307/G8_Manual_052009.pdf
I'll post some insights into this little unit, as time permits. As for now, I'm playing a bit with the SW bands, pulling in Radio Farda (via Kuwait site @ 250 kW) on 5830 kHz. Speaking of Kuwait, Radio Kuwait (@ 100 kW), can be heard underneath NHK's (strong!) Sackville relay, on 5960 kHz. Further south, RSG (Radio Sonder Grense) is audible on 3320. Also getting RAF Volmet on 5400, Shannon on 5505 (however, the G8 has no side band
Not bad, for such a little thing! More latter.