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Emergency am/fm/noaa radio's

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  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice. Is it the same brand on this one?
     
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    yeah..same as first one.
     
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  4. Atlas

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    I am still looking for one of these as well. I'll be interested to hear how you like this one.
     
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    i had a email from ebay in my inbox when i 1st checked my emails this morning.
    i should have it Wednesday.

    i read a lil bit about solar chargers for iphone's.tablets.etc.on a dif site.that got me to thinking.i believe it'd be a great idea for me to have one.on account i might not always have access to my car when needed and all.
     
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  6. Atlas

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    The little battery back ups for cell phones are pretty cheap these days. I use mine alot more than I thought I would, they are very handy.
     
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  7. jimLE

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    ive had this for a few years now.in which it needs a usb port or electric outlet to be recharged.it'll last over 23 hours as long as leave the flashlight alone.and don't over use it to keep my phone charged.

    for those that are wondering. i got it at walmart..and it costed between $20 and $25 with tax.if i remember right.

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    At these prices, buy several and keep them with the spare cell phones and computers in Faraday shielded containers.
     
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    it look's like i'll get both item's friday.
     
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    i just thought of something. their both coming from cali..so I'm wondering if they'll be delayed at any given time due to the fires..
     
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    It seems like shipping is not being effected at this time. I hope there is no delay for you!
     
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    their coming from the MORENO VALLEY CA area..i did a lil search on the area.and it appears that your right.
     
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    Probably 75% of Chinese good are coming from that one port alone.
     
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    that's all.lol :rolleyes:
     
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    it looks like ii'll get one or both item's. today.instead of tomorrow.
     
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    yes i got both today.
    1st the radio.it's mor compact then i figured.but yet that's good.
    it works.it picks up the primary FM station. and the NOAA station alike.i have it plugged into my new solar charger.it works at rechargeing.

    2ndly.
    i want to see if both recharges at the same time.so i now have the charger pluged into outlet.and the radio is pluged into the charger.plus i now have this phone plugged into it as well..and it's charging.

    3rd.I'm not sure if the charger is charging or not yet.

    edit..i just learned that the radio don't work while it's pluged in to recharge. I'm sitting in same location as before.i'll try it again when it's done charging.

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  17. Punty

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    I've had a version of that radio for several years now, and used it a bit from time to time, to listen to football games when I go camping mainly. I've been super happy with mine. I may get a new one soon, though...even the red is fading from sunlight exposure on mine..lol.

    The one that I have doesn't charge terribly well from the solar panels....it'll get a very small charge, that's all. Other than that, no complaints...good reception for what it is, the crank charger works real well...about 1 minute of cranking gets me 10 minutes or so of radio.

    I never did charge anything else with it, so I can't attest to that, but I would expect it to be fairly slow and inefficient. I'm OK with that...in an emergency, I just need enough juice to make a call.

    I think it depends on what you're looking for. For me, the radio function is the most important..NOAA and news. Everything else is just a bonus, so I think that's the way to look at these pocket sized emergency radios...if it's the radio you want...it's good....if you're looking at it for any other primary reason, and the radio is secondary, you probably will be disappointed.
     
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    thats why got the solar charger as well.i figure using the radio to recharge my phone would be to slow.but yet.i want to try it out just to see how it does. i also have the charger with a flashlight.it'll last over 23 hours on one charge.when i only use my phone with it.even then.only use it when needed.but yet.i do need to put both chargers and radio through the needed trail runs before their needed.like a power outage or what ever.
     
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    ok.it's verified. the solar charger does a good job of recharging smart phones like it's suppose to.next will be my new radio.
     
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    i took someone to 2 diff stores.so i took the radio with me.it workd fine in front of the 1st one we stopped at. .but not the 2nd store.im thinking it's got to do with the store.on account i have the same issue with the car radio while in front of the same store.
     
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