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Etón FR250
6.5 out of 10

Etón FR250

Self-Powered AM/FM/Shortwave Radio Be prepared for any situation Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Etón FR250

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Overall 4
4.0

The FM reception was very good, the antenna long enough

J. Blackburn "Sherpa", Amazon
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The FM reception was very good, the antenna long enough, the controls were OK, but the winding handle jammed the second time I used it and it went to the dumpster. Maybe I'm ham fisted and turned too hard too fast, OR, it was crap from the beginning.
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Overall 4
4.0

Eton FR-250 Volume control goes bad after awhile

Leonard A. Thornton, Amazon
12 August 2010
  • Summary: We bought our first Eton fr-250 2 years ago. We liked it so much we bought another one(his and Hers). In about 10 months the first one would start getting louder and louder and out of control, volume control wouldn't function correctly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Performs as advertised

radio man, Amazon
12 August 2010
  • Summary: This unit performs as advertised and considering the dollar spent is a good investiment for anyone looking for an emergency crank radio. The sensitivity on the short wave bands is on the light side during daylight hours however increases considerably during night time hours.
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Overall 10
10

Handy Little Radio

Dolores Davison, Amazon
11 August 2010
  • Summary: I spent a lot of time reading reviews of radios with AM capabilities and I am pleased with my choice. This little one is light, works well and has a lot of extra features which could prove to be helpful if we get any more storms here like we had recently.
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Overall 10
10

AC Adapter problems

Bob Helt, Amazon
17 July 2010
  • Summary: Both the Eton/Grundig FR200 and FR 250 radios are all that previous comments have stated. But I would like to offer some pertinent comments about the aftermarket AC adapters that are being sold both by Eton and several other non related suppliers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Radio

Lux Camper, Amazon
12 July 2010
  • Summary: This little radio surprised me. After reading many reviews, I purchased the radio from Tanga.com for $22. While it is a bit fragile and cheaply built, it does have good sound, and the tuner works well. Speaker volume is quite loud and the sound through the headphone jack has excellent bass.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent reception

Allison, Amazon
5 July 2010
  • Summary: I just bought this model since my power went out for 3 hours and I didn't have a good battery powered radio anymore. I am really impressed with the reception. I live in Oklahoma and was able to pull in a couple of AM stations from Chicago and an English language shortwave station claiming to be from...
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use

C. Crump, Amazon
5 July 2010
  • Summary: We bought this for a trip out of state so my husband could enjoy a shortwave radio while we were away from home as well as some emergency/weather info, if needed. He has been using it to get familiar with it at home and has found it to be easy to use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hand crank battery power failed

Kate, Amazon
4 July 2010
  • Summary: I'm wondering if anyone else has really tested the hand crank power on this radio. I let the rechargeable battery run down completely (not intentionally, but a good test for emergency preparedness), and I found that after cranking for a full 90 seconds, the radio only worked for a couple minutes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice little radio

A. F. Stevens, Amazon
1 July 2010
  • Summary: My wife bought this for me as a gift;at first I wasn't too sure that I liked it but now, several months later, I love it. You can power it with the hand-crank or with batteries. This is something I use quite often as we live way out in the boonies and if any of you are like us, we lose our rural...
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