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    Hand Crank Radio

    I wanted this a long time and never had a chance to get one , can someone recommend any good hand crank radios on a budget and what to look for when buying one ?
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    I was hoping you knew of one. I'm looking for a good one myself. I had a cheapie, and you cranked almost as long as it ran! Ten minutes on the handle got you ten minutes of news. It must have crapped because it went out with the garage sale.
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    I've got this one off Amazon, think it was $30, Greadio is the brand, AM/FM/WB, reviews are pretty good. AAA and wired Li-ion 18650 which could be changed out. I've played with it a bit, it will charge a cell phone, but not quickly, radio reception is good, flash light is good enough and the reading light is not to bad for sitting around in the dark, but can't say anything about long term durability. I've had it since December last year, just pulled it out and the Li-ion still has a charge.

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    My limited experience suggest finding one that also uses batteries, preferably one that can operate on NiCad or NiMhd. The radio I had was decent but eventually the rechargeable batteries go belly up and need to be replaced. So I had to open it, and buy batteries with solder tabs and do a little part swapping. The second time I replaced the batteries I put in a quick connector, to make it easier. But it works.
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    Between my son and I, . . . we probably have a half dozen of them here and there.

    I buy the $20 Ebay ones, . . . check em out, . . . they work to get the only AM station here that is worth listening to, . . . as well as a few others.

    Crank 5 minutes, . . . listen for 10 to 15, . . . nothing great, . . . but still better than two soup cans and a string.

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    I don't know what your budget is but I can attest to the quality of Grundig.

    https://www.amazon.com/Grundig-FR200.../dp/B000083CUA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    I don't know what your budget is but I can attest to the quality of Grundig.

    https://www.amazon.com/Grundig-FR200.../dp/B000083CUA
    Discontinued by manufacturer...but of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    I don't know what your budget is but I can attest to the quality of Grundig.

    https://www.amazon.com/Grundig-FR200.../dp/B000083CUA
    I also have that model of Grundig radio but at half the current price 7 years ago. It's a good radio but the little 3 cell battery died after a few years. I found that a wireless phone battery pack from ebay works well in it or you can make your own.
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    We have a Free Play brand crank and solar. Works ok after 10 years. Sure it was cheap.
    https://www.amazon.com/freeplay-cran...ay+crank+radio

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    After reading the reviews I have an Eton hand crank radio.

 

 
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