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 Emergency Home and Portable
 Hand Cranked Radio Reviews!


Hand cranked radio
Typical Hand cranked emergency radio
(not representitive of all brands and models)

These versatile, compact AM/FM  hand cranked emergency shortwave radios are so valuable in emergencies! They need 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  handcrank and with a few minutes of cranking gives you up to an hour of use depending on the brand and model you choose.

The operate on batteries. What, no batteries, jusk hand crank it!
Many even have a dependable flashlight built right in!

Many have a rugged ABS plastic water-resistant exterior, four-band tuning, rotating antenna, 2" speaker with excellent sound quality, and carrying handle.

They have also been refered to as a "wind up radios" and are invaluable when it comes to emergency powered radios. Hand cranked radios can be one of the most important devices you can have in an emergency!

We've reviewed the reviews all over the web on major sites that have input from customers that have purchased hand cranked emergency radios and you can see some of them listed below. 
When the power goes out CRANK IT UP!

Many have at least Four Band Tuning-
They can receive AM, FM, shortwave stations.
A built-in AM antenna provides better sensitivity for AM reception.

Battery - many portable hand cranked radios can be operate on AA size batteries. If the power goes out and batteries aren't available, many can operate for up to one hour with just one minute of cranking. This depends on the brand and model.
The built-in generator means that even in the most desperate situations, you can still have access to local and world news, just crank it...

General Description:- These radios put the power of radio in your own hands.
- The four band fine tuning on some models allow you your choice of hundreds of stations.
- Features a hand crank that charges the batteries, and most will play the radio for  approximately one hour.
- Can also be run with AAA batteries.
- Built-in crank power generator and some have emergency lights.
- DC and earphone jacks on some models 
- Telescopic antenna to extend its range.

Although most of the hand cranked portable radios do not compete with a receiver costing hundreds of dollars and higher as used by most Ham Radio Operators for worldwide reception, they are worth their weight in GOLD when the power is out and all of your other radios and batteries are dead.....
crank it up....
nuff said!

Where can you get one? Amazon.com has a large selection and many models and price ranges. Check them out below and don't be without one.

This review courtesy of Hamuniverse.com a Ham Radio Information Website!



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