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I have a little eton that I used during the northeast Ice storm last year for a week. Great little hand crank radio that has Emergency flashing LED light and siren.
 

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I have a little eton that I used during the northeast Ice storm last year for a week. Great little hand crank radio that has Emergency flashing LED light and siren.
It's funny you should mention this as I was looking at their FR360 model earlier because I ran into one where I work. How does it hold up in the field?
 

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I have a little eton that I used during the northeast Ice storm last year for a week. Great little hand crank radio that has Emergency flashing LED light and siren.
Has anyone here every used a hand cranked radio for prolonged periods of time with constant use? I am curious as to how well they would hold up to extended use plus sitting on the shealf without use for a few years. Did you have any problems with the hand crank jamming or breaking? Is it possible to over crank the radio?
 

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"the field" was my home, so I didn't give it a real good test outdoors. BUT, I did listen to it every night (was at work every day) and cranked it quite a bit. The crank worked well and did a good job. I did use the batteries for the majority of the week though.
 

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I like the Midland Base camp radio here:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/midland-base-camp-radio-silver-tone.aspx?a=390928
It is a sturdy unit and has worked well for me. I think it has 7 weather bands. I like the fact that it has a communication radio also. Well worth the money. You can get a set of midland radios to compliment the communication ability.
Dwayne
http://www.weatherconnection.com/product.asp?itmky=920543
Same radio better price.

UPDATE: LOL even better price than above.
http://www.ambientweather.com/miraxtbacaem.html
 

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I have the Eton FR-500... love it so far
 
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