posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 07:45 AM
reply to post by kyred
yep, could be that yours was a lemon. The model we have doesn't have a rechargeable battery, just the hand-crank; it could be that the battery
model relied too heavily upon that feature. Ours also came with a wind-up spool of wire for an external antannae array. I've not used that much,
except when we have a storm close. The only complaint I have about the Baygen is that the speaker is not the best. It IS as rugged as the rest
of the unit though, and perhaps that's a good trade-off.
If I were in the U.S. (OP is UK), I'd want a NOAA alert radio also, and I'd use rechargeable batteries and a small solar battery charger. I'm
sure there's some version of wx alert in the UK, just don't know what it's called.
To me, the main thing is to be able to hear what is going on in the outside world in a Sit X. Of course, depending upon the nature of the SHTF,
there might not be anything to listen to, but preparing for a helpless situation does me no good.