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.
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.
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...
Summary: I was given this radio as a gift, and had absolutely no expectations. I have owned it for almost two years and have never put a single battery in it, I have never plugged it in (it doesn't come with an A/C adapter) and it still runs well (though I can tell it's days are numbered since I need to...
Summary: I bought this radio from small box national chain electronics store. This was a panic purchase due to a sudden unpredicted path change of a hurricane. This combo radio was also my first foray into the hand cranked Weatherband / FM / Shortband radio market.
Summary: If you are looking for an Emergency Radio and don't want to spend too much but still want a functional tool in an emergency, this is the item for you. Good sound and several ways to power it...including by hand crank.
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...
Summary: I just opened my new radio and started figuring out how to use it. I was easily able to crank it for 90 seconds (recommended for 60 minutes of radio). As I was trying to tune into a shortwave station, I was adjusting the antenna and it snapped right off.
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.