I forgot to go over the ferrocerium rod. It does not produce a shower of sparks like the bigger ferrocerium rods, but it works. I was able to get enough sparks to start a fire.

More about the radio. I am able to pick up radio stations clearly, and the built-in battery pack holds a charge. I got it in November, and it still has a full charge with the only drain beings tests.

Jeanette Isabelle
"I have no quarrel with you, good sir knight, but I must cross this bridge." Arthur, Monty Python and the Holy Grail