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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:15 PM

Just found one of these out in the garage

I suppose it may be useful in case of a storm or disaster.

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Reply Just found one of these out in the garage (Original post)
Currentsitguy Feb 7 OP
Gunslinger201 Feb 7 #1
Magyar Heidinn Feb 7 #2
Nostrings Feb 7 #3
Currentsitguy Feb 7 #4
Nostrings Feb 7 #5
Currentsitguy Feb 7 #6
Nostrings Feb 7 #7
wonderwarthog Feb 10 #8
oflguy Feb 12 #9

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:19 PM

1. I have one I keep for Power outage/storms

It’s best described as Cute

If my phone is charged it’s my first go-to

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:29 PM

2. Like my GE SUPER RADIO

Lacks the self generator though.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:30 PM

3. We have one similar to that which we often take out into the field when we camp or travel.


It contains a replaceable, rechargeable 3 cell battery pack, which is the same pack as older cordless phone handsets used to use.


It also has space for regular batteries, and a jack for 5 volt in which charges from a usb cord one can either make or buy, and, you can just leave it plugged in when not in use, so its always ready.

It also has a power out jack, which is said that you can charge cell phones from, which would be useful since it has a crank generator...but I don't have the cord so I can't speak for how well that works or how useful that feature is.

Cheap and chinese, yet not the worst I've seen, and it does work very well. Give that one you got a solid looking over, and pop the battery compartment to see what it has, and to make sure there aren't bad disposable batteries in it.

You may find such a radio more useful than you initially thought. I found ours in a free box at a yard sale, believe it or not.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:34 PM

4. It actually has the same exact battery in it

The standard compartment is empty, thank goodness, so no acid corrosion. The one thing it is missing is Weather Band, would would seem to be necessary in this sort of radio.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. Indeed. I have to say, the weather band is what gets used most frequently on ours.

I have yet to find a place anywhere, even in yellowstone, where I couldn't pick up a noaa channel on it.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:52 PM

6. My wife and I have a set of those FRS radios

The kind they claim you can get 20 miles range out of. They have Weather Band on them and can be set to automatically switch over in the event of an alert. I've been considering one of these cheap Baofeng as an emergency device

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:56 PM

7. If you could find one, same model as I showed, they're not too bad.

They're not sold new anymore as far as I know...but there are a number of fr-300 models on ebay, for not a whole lot. The companies that make these make them for so long, it seems, and then a new model comes out very quickly and takes its place.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:47 PM

8. Nice!


Handy little radio!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:45 PM

9. I have one similar to it I use for hurricanes

It doesn't last long on a wind, but it is as reliable as all heck.

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