Tecsun PL-365 review

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Tecsun PL-365 is a good radio for someone that needs portability and wants to be able to listen to FM/MW/LW and SW stations.

Front view

Key characteristics:

Dimensions: 161 x 53 x 26mm.

Frequencies: FM(76-108MHZ)/MW/LW/SW(1711-29999 kHz)/SW SSB

Output: mono speaker or FM stereo if using headphones

Weight: ~130g without batteries

Power supply: 3 x AA size batteries

Tecsun PL-365 display

Backlit screen


Tecsun PL-365 multifunctional display shows signal strength, tuned frequency, battery status and more. All that is easy to see thanks to backlight.

Side view

Battery compartment

Battery compartment will fit 3 x AA (R6) batteries.

MW ferrite antenna

External antenna for improving FM/SW reception

Included headphones


Additional features that describe Tecsun PL-365 are sleep timer, multiple tuning methods, 550 station storing capacity.

All in all, Tecsun PL-365 is  a very handy radio with many functions that anyone could enjoy. Although it is a great radio, there is a learning curve for tuning and adjustment of the radio.


  • Multi-frequency capability
  • Integrated speaker


  • Small buttons are inconvenient to use.
  • Tuning can be complicated
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