Eton FR500 Solarlink Emergency Radio for Adventurers

You may be out in the wilderness and need to rock out to your favorite jams, or you could have a valid emergency. Either way this new emergency radio from Eton can help you out. The FR500 fills multiple roles, it is an AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with NOAA weatherband, a flashlight, Emergency Siren and Cell Phone charger. The source of power is a hand crank or solar power through a line of solar cells on top of the unit. In this day and age you can never be too prepared, multifunction units like this that don’t require you to plug into the grid or use batteries could save you in a dire situation. The Radio is $80.00 and available at amazon.

  • AM (520-1700 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz), Shortwave (6000-12100 KHz)
  • NOAA weather – all 7 channels plus “Alert”
  • Siren and Flashlight
  • Can be powered from four different sources:
    • From the built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery that takes charge from the dynamo crank and from an AC adapter (not included)
    • From 3 AA batteries (not included)
    • From the AC adapter alone (not included)
    • From solar power
  • Analog frequency dial with digital display
  • Built-in cell phone charger
  • Digital clock function

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