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.
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. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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?