The Emerson MBR-1 is a fairly large multiband shortwave radio with many features, including a public address function, automatic frequency control (AFC), and two side-mounted handles. An online Owner's Club has been established for users of this radio.
The MBR-1 can receive ten radio bands, including AM, FM, shortwave, television audio (ch. 2-13 only), Citizens' Band (CB), the weather band, and others. Accessories, which may or may not be sold with it, include a microphone, a carrying strap, earphones, and a detachable wire antenna. The shortwave bands are good for listening to broadcasts from other countries like China, Britain, and the Netherlands.
The Emerson MBR-1 can be purchased on some online shopping websites and internet auctions, usually for under $75. It is similar to the Radio Shack 12-795, although there are some minor differences such as having a different type of signal strength indicator.