Summary: I am not a radio person , nor a techie . This radio has a lot of features and a lot of ways to power it . A/C,D/C (comes with car jack) two sources of batteries ( battery pack and AA batteries ) and also hand crank. It works with my Midland walkie talkies .
Excerpt: Metal body, higher wattage transceiver, increase the power output of the hand-crank generator to speed the power storage/charging ability and keep the price where it is and you'll sell a million/billion in no time!!
Pros: Inexpensive, self powered or solar. Once charged fully, the rechargeable battery lasted over 12 hours of camping enjoyment. Has a standard CB 2 Way Radio Transceiver that has a good 15 mile LOS distance (verified on the river/highway). Easily recharges cell/sat phones.
Cons: Not a metal (aluminum/magnesium) housing. Has to be stored in a box to protect it from storage damage. Estimated 4-7 wattage 2 way is good for highway or flat land emergency use. But if you need to increase this do what I do and replace a few components to peak it out to 47 watt. I range Dallas f...
Pros: THIS RADIO CAME WITH ACCESORY MIC + AC/DC ADAPTER PLUG. SOMETHING THE OTHER RADIOS FOR MORE $$ DOES NOT!! ALSO HAS A BACK LIGHT!! RADIO HAS VERY GOOD RECEPTION AS WELL. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RADIO. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!
Excerpt: When it arrived it was a little smaller than I expected, but that was actually a plus. It takes up less counter space. I liked the USB port on the side, if you have a power outage, you can charge your phone with it, and if the radio goes dead, it has a hand crank that will charge the battery back...
Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life