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Good quality survival radios?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by cowboy1964, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    Looking for a radio that does AM/FM/shortwave/weather and is AA and hand crank powered. No oddball built-in rechargeable batteries (when they go bad the radio is useless). Quality and compactness is more important than price.

    Quality is a really difficult thing to judge from browing web sites so that's why it's good to ask and get real feedback.
     
  2. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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  3. I just bought one from REI. ETON makes the Red Cross unit, REi's units and several other branded ones. They've been around for a while and I think there're decent. Radioshack also sells the RC brand one, but from the looks of it, it's all ETON
     
  4. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I have a Grundig with a hand crank. I love it. It goes with me everywhere...part of my GHB.
     
  5. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    I also carry a portable Motorola UHF band in my GHB and BOB. Emergency services personell in my state use these 400 MHz frequencies.