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Kaito Solar AM/FM Shortwave Multiband Radio

Writen by Edwin Jones

Fact checked by Andrew Wright

This Product has been discontinued and is no longer available

The Kaito KA-007 is a versatile multi-powered, multi-band radio which receives AM/FM bands, four continuous shortwave (SW) bands, VHF, TV (audio only), and the NOAA weather band. It has a low battery LED (light emitting diode) which indicates low battery charge and a LED tuning indicator to locate stations and fine tune stations.

The Kaito KA-007 can be operated from direct sunlight (solar panel), from the internal Nickel Metallic Hydride (Ni-MH) battery, from normal household current (110 VAC), or 3-AA (alkaline) batteries.

The internal Ni-MH battery can be recharged from a built-in solar panel, the windup mechanism, or from the AC charger/adapter (included). 6 hours of charging on the AC adapter provides 72 hours of play time. One hour charge from the solar panel provides 8 hours of continuous play. 1 minute of hand winding charges the NI-MH batteries for 10 minutes of play time. 3 (optional) AA batteries for 72 hours playtime.

Includes an earplug, AC adapter, and soft (wire clip-on) antenna for pulling in distant or weak transmissions

Optional short wave antenna

This portable short wave antenna will improve the performance and reception of your short wave radio considerably, and will easily outperform its built-in telescoping antenna.

It’s antenna wire may be extended to a full 23 feet (7 meters) and when not in use it may be easily rewound into its case to fit neatly in your shirt pocket.

The antenna is terminated with a 1/8″(3.5mm) mini-plug suitable for plugging directly into the radio or any other short wave radio with a 1.8″ (3.5mm) external antenna jack.

Features & Specs


  • Sony Integrated Circuits
  • Built-In Solar Panel
  • Hand-Crank Dynamo
  • AC/DC Adapter
  • Earphones for private listening
  • Signal Strength & Battery level Indicators!

Multiple Frequency Reception

  • FM : 88-108 MHz
  • AM : 530-1710 MHz
  • TV1 : 2-6 ch
  • TV2 : 7-13 ch
  • VHF : 145-175 MHz (Taxi, Police, Business Radio)
  • Weather : 162.55-164.4 MHz (National Weather Service) (NOAA)
  • SW1 : 4-9 MHz
  • SW2 : 9-14 MHz
  • SW2 : 14-19 MHz
  • SW2 : 19-26 MHz

Multiple Power Sources

  • Built in solar panel
  • Windup power handle
  • Battery power ( 3AA cells)
  • 110-Volt AC household power with adapter
  • Internal Ni-MH (no memory) cells (which can be recharged by the solar panel, the windup handle and the AC adapter)


  • Size – 6.5″ x 5.5″ x 2.25″ (D).
  • Weight – 18oz – 477g
  • Accessories
    Earphones (included)
    AC Adapter (included)
    Soft antenna wire with clip (included)


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