SonSet Radio

Happy Indonesian Lady with SonSet® Radio

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 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.

Provide a Radio

A SonSet radio costs just $40. Our goal is to fund 12,000 radios this year for ministries working with refugees in Africa, First Nations People in North America, those living in the African Sahel, isolated people in South America, and others like them. The radios will be fixed-tuned to the frequency of our local partner so their listeners can hear God’s Word. Together we can expand the reach and deepen the impact of ministries around the world.


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.

Multi-Band AM/FM/SW SonSet Radio

MB1 SonSet Radio Web Diagram



  • Fixed-tuned solar-powered multi-band receiver
  • AM: 520-1710kHz FM: 76-108MHz
    SW: 2.2-26.0MHz
  • 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
    external charging
  • 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

We want to challenge churches to come together to supply God’s word to our partners all over the globe through SonSet radios. Click for more information.