See Very Large Picture Charcoal
Solar Panel on back !
- 4-Way Power - Solar,
Dyno, Battery, AC Adapter
- AM 520-1710 KHz
- FM 88-108 MHz
- TV 1 Channels 2 - 6
- TV 2 Channnel 7 - 13
- Aviation Band 118 - 137
- 4 Shortwave Bands - 4 to 26 Mhz (Covers most world stations)
- Weather Band 162.4 - 165.55MHz
- Hi/Lo & Tuning Lights
- With a Super Bright LED for easy use in a dark
Operated on 4 Power Sources
Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal NI-MH Batteries.
Solar Power: You can play this Radio with the direct Sun or charge the NI-MH batteries.With 12 hours in the Sun, you get 6-8 hours playing.
Batteries: 3 AA batteries allow you to play the Radio the old fashioned way.
Electric: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with 110V electricity.
Note: 6 hours charging = 72 hours playing
Four Way Power Multiband Radio (Dynamo/Solar/Battery/Electricity)
Q: How long will the radio play when you use the DYNAMO
(Crank) to charge the
INTERNAL (Ni-MH) batteries?
A: There are several factors to take into consideration
to answer this question.
1. If you
use the Dynamo when the Ni-MH batteries are almost dead,
play time will be dramatically shorter than when you crank
from a low
battery position. (When low indicator lights up)
When the batteries
are completely exhausted, you have to use AC/D adapter to
radio for at least 8 hours to resume the batteries.
2. If you
crank from a low battery (not dead), your ratio will be
approximately: 2 minutes crank time will play one
3. If you
turn the handle steady and fast, your results will be much
Q: What is the best way to use the radio or charge
the INTERNAL Ni-MH batteries?
A: In this order:
ADAPTER. Direct electricity or using the radio
from a direct
electrical charge is obviously the best way to play the
charge more than 12 hours from a dead point. 4 hours
low point, you can expect the radio to play 72 hours.
BATTERIES. The radio will play continuously a
minimum of 72 hours
on 3 alkaline batteries.
CHARGE. Bright sun for 12 hours will produce
6-8 hours of playtime.
Cloudy days about 1/2 the playtime. It always plays
when exposed to
bright sun. The charging time and play time is similar
to the crank time
against play time. Caution - Proper ventilation
is essential to the life of
the internal and external parts of the radio. Do not
leave it in the direct
sun for more than 6 hours even with ventilation. Playing
the radio loud will reduce play time.
With so many power sources, this will be the last choice.
However if you have no electricity, no sun and no batteries,
this is the
best way and only way to charge and then use your radio.
Q: How long will the internal batteries last?
A: The Ni-MH batteries can be fully charged and discharged
over 500 times, or a
minimum of 5 years. They
can only be replaced at the factory by a professional
technician. Even when the
Ni-MH batteries are completely exhausted,
ELECTRICITY, SOLAR and AA BATTERIES
will still play the radio.
Q: Which shortwave stations can I hear?
A: This depends on several factors.
you and the radio are. If you are listening from inside
building or mountainous area, you may need a shortwave antenna
better reception. Eastern states pick up European
stations easier than the
Western. The West picks up easily Asia and Australia.
Canada and Latin
America are easy from all areas.
you are listening. Evening or late night with less
reception is always better. The signals are reflected
by clouds when they
travel around the earth, you have more clouds at night,
so you will be
able to receive more stations.
Q: What about the WEATHER band?
A: Your local weather band will be available on the
WX band. They are around
162.5 Mhz frequency.
Q: What about TV?
A: You can receive network and local VHF stations
on 2 TV bands. Channel 1-6 on TV1 and channel
7-13 on TV2.
Q: What about TAXI, POLICE and other
A: On the VHF band (WX) you may receive many stations
such as taxi, police, various business stations and
some TV stations.. Because many are not fixed stations,
you may be
able to tune in at various times