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Home Forums General Discussion A good portable solar/hand crank radio/torch?? Re: A good portable solar/hand crank radio/torch??

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chowan
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cant comment on the fr160 but i own a fr 360 and it has been a bit of a disapointment.while it has many cool features it is an energy hog and its been

like that since new.with the onboard rechargeables or good quality dry cells

it does not even get me 24 hours of radio reception and dont kid yourself about the hand crank i cant listen to the radio while im cranking the handle

also the radio reception is not as good (not even close)as an 80s era transistor radio i own.

i will say the led light setup works great and i do enjoy the ability to charge

usb devices if its an emergency and i often carry it camping just for those reasons