Friday, August 20, 2004

Grundig FR200 AM/FM/SW Radio. I bought this little radio at RadioShack this week. Totally cool. It has a rechargable battery that you power up by turning a crank 90 times, and it will play an hour and also power a little reading light. You can run it on three AA batteries if you want to, but why? Don't even put those batteries in it, so you can store the radio without having to worry about batteries in it that might leak.

It has AM, FM, and two short wave bands. The written instructions are very good. Its nearly all plastic and has the look and feel of a nice toy. But just using the little telescoping antenna, I was able to get European short-wave broadcasting stations right off the bat. It even has a fine tune feature. It weighs just 10 ounces. Its been reduced in price from $50 to $40. Read more about it here. We have put it with our camping/hurricane preparation stash.

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