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I want to buy a good quality emergency radio or two, any advice?

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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I've spent the last couple of days browsing the internet and reading reviews on emergency radios. Just when I come across one that looks worthy, a bad review throws me for a loop.

Any suggestions? Price isn't that big of a factor, I just want it to be solid.

Peace


[edit on 29-4-2010 by Dr Love]




posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Is this the type of thing your after?

www.amazon.com...

www.amazon.com...=pd_cp_e_2

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1272556151&sr=1-2

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1272556032&sr=1-8

www.amazon.com...=pd_sxp_grid_pt_2_2

Actually there's loads here.......

www.amazon.com...=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=crank+power&x=0&y=0

Lokk great, might get one myself



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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I have the solar/dynamo Kaito and it's alright. Keeps a charge and doesnt take long to charge up.

I worry that it isnt very rugged.

the Eton/Grundig FR series seem a little tougher but I havent actually handled one.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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The price is quite good and the functionality seems even better...

Link-a-Dink


I looked into some higher in radios, but those become quite complicated and seem like overkill...


Good luck...





Forgot to add this...


content edit...

[edit on 4/29/2010 by happygolucky]



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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Here's a good multi power option emergency radio with some extras, like cellphone charging..

www.ambientweather.com...

Eton Grundig are a reputable company, I use the Grundig Yacht Boy 400PE if I want to cruise some SW signals and a PRO 94 Realistic handheld scanner for listening to weather alerts or local law enforcement and emergency fire rescue, in addition to National Park service radios in the area.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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The ones you guys have mentioned so far I've read up on, I was just looking for some more first-hand knowledge.

Do I need shortwave? 2-way radio? How long do the crank up ones last on a good charge? Is solar worth a flip?

I was looking at a Sony ICF-B01, but it didn't pick-up shortwave.

Peace



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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here's a short article from another site discussing some optiions, pro's cons etc. of some emergency radios..


www.backwoodshome.com...



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I have the solar/dynamo Kaito and it's alright. Keeps a charge and doesnt take long to charge up.

I worry that it isnt very rugged.

the Eton/Grundig FR series seem a little tougher but I havent actually handled one.



I have and use extensively a Eton Solarlink FR 600.

Have no complaints, tried and used hard in the mountains, woods, etc... would reccommend to anyone.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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That's the one I really got focused in on but the reviews are kind of holding me back.

For instance: www.amazon.com...

Your's is a positive review so that's a good thing.
Anybody else use this model?

Peace



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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I have an Eton crank radio and have used it during power outages over the last few years. Its rugged and reliable and has decent sound quality.
I also have a Kaltio crank radio of lesser quality that is kept for backup.



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