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    Default Hand Crank Radios

    Is there a particular brand of hand crank(battery-less) radio that is better than the rest?
    Also, what features are important to have?
    Solar panels, two-way, NOAA capabilities, cell phone charger capability,flashlight, siren, etc, etc.
    I've been looking at one from Cabela's, but know nothing of them or their reliability.

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    I bought one from Sportsmans Guide that had a solar cell for internal battery charging, a hand crank, and it also worked with AA batteries. Oh yeah, it also came with an AC adaptor. It receives AM/FM/SW/AIR/TV. Works pretty good.

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    Yeah, I was looking at the Eton FR400.
    FR400 AM/FM Radio (Hand-crank)
    I picks up a smorgasboard of radio frequencies and NOAA(all 7) and it has gotten the best reviews across the few websites that I've found reviews for this radio on.
    The little things...for example-it'll charge MOST cell phones VIA a USB only!
    The older models had a "fine tune" knob, the new ones DO NOT.
    broadcast capabilities would be nice, but in a platform this small, range would be SEVERELY limited...I suppose a two way would be better?

    Solar powered flashlight?? isn't there a joke in there somewhere?
    LOL

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    This is the one I use.

    Freeplay Summit Radio - Review Update

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    I have a couple tube type radios for Am and shortwave. Still I keep these with some other battery powered ones in a steel box. A little 9v AM radio is wrapped in foil inside this box better still.

    If we get to a point that the enemy sets off an EMP over us, we won,t be worrying about carrying a lot of radio equipment. Just something that can get you some news.

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