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#286453 - 09/25/17 07:03 AM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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I have an emergency crank/solar/battery radio which I use every day (some brandless thing I bought a decade ago). It's nowhere near sunlight and I don't crank it either. It runs for maybe to a year without me changing the batteries.

To me, that kind of indicates that the crank and solar are just a bit overkill and the batteries will last plenty long. All the extra bits just make things bigger and more complex.
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#286457 - 09/25/17 04:20 PM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 08/05/17
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Radiojayallen.com is an exceptional resource for radio info.

Edited to add...here is his review of the county comm radio mentioned above.

https://radiojayallen.com/tecsun-pl-365countycomm-gp-5ssb-amfmsw-radio-with-ssb/



Edited by Ratch (09/25/17 04:53 PM)

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#286508 - 09/28/17 05:56 AM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 164
Woot has a sale on an Eton radio, emergency flashlight and portable charger for $49.99

https://electronics.woot.com/offers/eton-radio-blackout-buddy-clipray-1?ref=w_cnt_gw_zlm_nd_4

Standard disclaimer: No affiliation with Woot or any of the companies mentioned other than being a Woot customer and owner of Eton radios but not that Eton model.

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#286509 - 09/28/17 07:08 AM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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I was just looking at that one, wondering if it's a decent unit. In my situation I don't have a lot of need for one but the charging & hand crank phone charging could be useful.
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#286512 - 09/28/17 02:37 PM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 12/03/09
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The Eton Blackout Buddy that's part of the deal is an excellent unit of its type. I have a couple and they've survived quite a bit of abuse. Money well spent.

The other two components of the deal are for devices I haven't handled myself, but Eton has a good reputation for those sorts of things.

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#286516 - 09/29/17 12:57 AM Re: Lets talk Eton radios... [Re: TeacherRO]
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...Pulled the rechargeable battery out of mine -- Its a standard cordless phone battery - Now to order fresh ones...

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