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Old February 18th, 2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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New models of these come and go. Here is one from Sportsman's Guide I saw.

Does anyone have comments on how good this might be or other alternatives?



Here is the complete item info. Don't know if it is a good deal or a bum deal.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...adio?a=1123927

(This is not a product promo, just a user inquiry)

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Old February 19th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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For the money I do not think you can go wrong. Down side it only uses (3) AA batteries and its not digital. I would think the run time would be short on batteries. If the sun is out or do not mind cranking your ok. I partial to radios made by Grundig.

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Howdy,

An option would be an older, South African made, Baygen wind up radio.

AM, FM & short wave.

No batteries, wind up the spring and as it unwinds it turns a generator.

The weak part of the radio is the drive belt.

Here is a picture of one:

http://www.solarseller.com/emergency...communications

I have one in the shop, just in case.

Keep yer powder dry,

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I ordered one of these and it just arrived. Pretty neat little gadget. Just arrived. Will tinker with it tomorrow. A bit more compact that I imagined. But that is OK.

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Second on Grundig brand .

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Third on Grundig!

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Old March 19th, 2017, 08:08 AM   #7
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Third on Grundig!
Yes, a nice digital Grundig with the multi power features would be nice. But I did not want to spend the several hundred dollars.

This "HQ" Sportsmans Guide house brand is just a repackaged Grundig FR250. For about half the price. The peculiar multi option battery bay is identical. The face of the case is slightly rearranged and says HQ. Probably all made be the same Chicom factory.

Anyway, for the money it is great. Pulls in SW from all over the world. Recharges on solar or hand crank. USB in and out power etc etc. Has a resident rechargeable battery pack, and a bay for a separate set of 3 AA batteries (rechargeable per my installation).

It is smaller that I thought it would be, which is better. Very handy size.


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My wind-up Grundig is about 20 years old and I keep it in an anti-static envelope inside a 20mm ammo can. Every rime I take it out for a test, it still works. So, yeah, I'll stick my neck out and say #4 on the Grundig.

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My wind-up Grundig is about 20 years old and I keep it in an anti-static envelope inside a 20mm ammo can. Every rime I take it out for a test, it still works. So, yeah, I'll stick my neck out and say #4 on the Grundig.
Keeping it in a Faraday cage would be even better!

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