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Emergency am/fm/noaa radio's

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by jimLE, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. twp

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    gasp! hijacked, again!:p
    Three lashes with a wet noodle!
     
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  2. jimLE

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    to late.i ate the noodle with peanut butter. lol :D
     
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  3. twp

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    Then we'll need a full report on how those foods from the Prepper stockpile tasted... They were 10 years old, at least...:p
    Any food poisoning experienced? Did you use the 10 year old salt and pepper packets too? Curious minds want to know!:D
     
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  4. jimLE

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    im more onry then the food poisoning. .:p
     
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  5. Jerry D Young

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    I often post Amazon links for illustration of an item, but I try to always mention to shop around for the best price, but watch out for shipping costs.

    There are very few things I have ordered from Amazon the last two or three years that did not have a free shipping option. $25 worth of other free shipping items and they all ship free. I keep a list of small things with low prices but qualify for the free shipping if the $25 minimum is met. If I need one item that qualifies but is less than $25 I add in one of the small items to get the total over$25, so I get the free shipping on the primary item, and get a secondary item as well.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  6. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    yeah.i took notice to shipping before ordering.that's why i knew in advance that it's within my budget.

    i also noticed the $25 and over free shipping.
    i don't remimber what else it was.but it seems like there's some other way to save money as well.
     
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    i just checked on my order. it should be here Thursday or friday
     
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  8. Atlas

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    I can't wait to hear what you think.
     
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    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    me too... :D
     
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  10. jimLE

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    It's still in houston due to flooding there.

    seems like to me.that the post office and others would learn how to avoid houston.when there's a tropical storm or a hurricane is heading there
     
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    "The mail waits for no man, but hurricanes are another matter..."
     
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    i finally got it.im somewhat disapointed on the radio.i already figured the reception/signal aint the best.it turned the signal aint quite as good as i figure while inside.im letting t charge up before taking it outside. Flashlight works isn't the brightest.but plenty good for me.seeing how i have other flashlights. Haven't tried the cell charger yet.

    now for my big issue.the hand crank handle won't stay in place.im thinking that has something to do with the pin that's suppose to hold in place.so i'll be letting them know about it.im. hoping for a replacement.
     
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  13. twp

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    @jimLE any chance of a picture?
     
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    oh yeah.some other info.it is compact lightweight and easy to hold

    0930191258.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the picture.
    I assume it has a battery inside (and not a super capacitor). How big is the battery and can you change it yourself?
     
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    0930191433.jpg It's all enclosed. so there's no adding extra batteries.and no replacing the ones that's there.heres a pic of the back side showing the hand crank..the black is for recharging it.and the white one is for this phone im using.there's also a round plug.it's for a headset..
     
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  17. twp

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    I found that radio here:
    https://etoncorp.com/products/fr1
    It appears to use a lithium rechargeable battery, which is good.
    I assume that the case can be opened (screws?) and the battery can be changed when it fails to charge.
    They're not real clear on how to change the battery (welcome to the throw-away society).
     
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    Thank you for letting us know @jimLE I appreciate that. Too bad it isn't so good! I wonder if the next more expensive version is much better.
     
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    only thing i really expected low quality.was.it wont pick up radio signal real good.so no let down on that part.

    oh another let down.it came in its own box.but it came in a box.in which it wasn't properly packaged.no bubble wrap or what ever.
     
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    got new one today.it check's out ok so far
    @atlas.it has lithium batteries.
    i'll sit outside later to see if it'll do a better job of picking up stations or not.
     
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