What is SonSet radio?
According to the World Bank, 20% of the world’s population lives in areas of the world where there is no access to electricity. That is approximately 1.2 billion people, most of who live in the developing world. Christian radio broadcasters see these same regions of the world as fertile ground for telling others about Jesus. Yet without electricity, this can prove to be a difficult task. SonSet Solutions has developed a technological solution to this dilemma. The new MB-1 SonSet® radio is a portable, solar-powered radio receiver that can have up to 9 frequencies (AM, FM or SW) programmed into its memory. It is light enough to carry around your neck, using the lanyard which also serves as its antenna. The rugged, moisture resistant case protects the unit from the elements during the day while the solar panel charges an internal battery for listening even after the sun has set.
SonSet radios are effective
Radio Lumiere in Haiti has four repeater stations throughout the country. They have all four repeaters programmed into their SonSet radios so that where ever you go in Haiti, you can tune in to one of their radio frequencies. Harvest FM in Lesotho Africa passed these radios out to people who live on the streets of their city. They are now able to minister directly to the homeless and street people in their community who would not be able to afford to buy their own radio. Another partner in Indonesia reports that a local Muslim lady was given a SonSet radio. She took it home and began listening to the local station. She became a Christian through listening to the radio and began to invite her friends to listen too. Through that little radio she introduced 12 of her friends to Jesus.
SonSet Solutions provides fixed-tuned, solar-powered radios to dozens of like-minded organizations who are using them in many exciting contexts. Our biggest partner is SonSet Effect, a ministry of Reach Beyond.
MB-1 Multi-Band AM/FM/SW Radio
- Fixed-tuned solar-powered multi-band receiver
- AM: 520-1710kHz FM: 76-108MHz
- Up to nine programmable stations
in any combination of AM/FM/SW
- Can be easily re-programmed with
SonSet Programmer and software
- Hinged solar panel
- Rechargeable battery
- Five year minimum battery life
- Simple-to-use controls
- External lanyard/neck strap antenna
- Stereo headphone jack
- USB Mini-B 5V DC-In jack for
- Battery charge indicator
- Battery disconnect switch
- Rugged, moisture-resistant case
- Small size (110 x 80 x 30 mm)
- Designed for optimum reception in
the presence of nearby strong signals
- Designed for optimum reception of
weak signals in fringe listening areas
How you can help
You and your friends can volunteer to help us prepare, test, and package radios for shipment to a partner ministry. You can share one of our brochures with a friend and spread the word about SonSet radios. Or you can donate towards the on-going development of the radios. This development work will result in lower manufacturing costs and will help us find ways to increase the functionality of the radio.