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 from Waco, Texas!!
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 up. You can either use the hand Mic to transmit, or unplug it and use the PTT button on the radio itself.
Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life