Emergency Home and Portable Hand
Cranked Radio Review!
The Grundig Model FR200
This versatile, compact
AM/FM hand cranked emergency shortwave radio is so valuable in
emergencies! It needs no AC electricity or sun to bring in local
AM/FM radio and shortwave broadcasts from around the world.
Contains a rechargeable battery pack that powers up in
minutes through the radio's side handcrank and with a few minutes of
cranking gives you up to an hour of use.
Also operates on 3 AA batteries. What, no batteries, jusk
hand crank it!
It even has a dependable
flashlight built right in!
Has a rugged ABS plastic water-resistant exterior, four-band
tuning, rotating antenna, 2" speaker with excellent sound quality,
and carrying handle.
It has also been refered to
as a "wind up radio". It gets a 4 plus review
out of a possible 5 from hundreds of reviews for inexpensive
emergency hand cranked radios !
We've reviewed the
reviews all over the web on sites that have input from customers
that have purchased the this hand cranked emergency radio and it
comes out in the 4 + range or better on all the reviews that we
researched for an inexpensive hand cranked radio!
When the power goes out CRANK IT
Four Band Tuning-
Receives AM, FM, SW1, and SW2
stations. (SW1,SW2 referes to shortwave bands and
A built-in AM antenna provides better
sensitivity for AM reception.
Battery - can be operated on 3 x LR6 or AA
size batteries. If the power goes out and batteries aren't
available, the FR 200 can operate for up to one hour with just one
minute of cranking.
Its built-in generator means that even in the
most desperate situations, you can still have access to local and
world news, just crank it...
Description:- The FR200 radio puts the power of radio in your
- The four band fine tuning allows you your choice of
hundreds of stations.
- Features a hand crank that with 60 turns,
will play the radio for approximately one hour.
- Can also be run off three AAA batteries.
- Built-in crank power generator and emergency light.
and earphone jacks.
- Telescopic antenna to extend its
The Grundig company is well known worldwide
for great value and reputation! Although the Grundig FR200 does not
compete with a receiver costing hundreds of dollars and higher used
by most Ham Radio Operators for worldwide reception, it is worth
it's weight in GOLD when the power is out and all of your other
radios and batteries are dead.....crank it
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This review courtesy of Hamuniverse.com a Ham Radio Information