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Emergency Radio (Basic / Entry level model) $42.49 (Reg $49.99) with Free Delivery

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[Amazon.ca] Emergency Radio (Basic / Entry level model) $42.49 (Reg $49.99) with Free Delivery

Emergency Radio (Basic / Entry level model) $42.49 (Reg $49.99) with Free Delivery

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07T59HWPK?


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Jan 31, 2022
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Not a sale price. This product has been yo-yoing between this and a slightly higher price for a year.
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I don't need this.....but why am I so attracted to it?!?
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I don't see the point of analogue frequency displays in this day and age. Having said that, some LCDs do generate noise that can disrupt your AM or SW listening.

This model is actually a little cheaper...

Some of the reviews for both units aren't great...
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I used to sell Grundig crank radios, thanks for the flashback :D
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hollowman121 wrote: Russian is launching the nuclear missile?
Anybody not wearing two-million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day.
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Oct 7, 2017
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why not add an sd card slot or a Bluetooth capability into it?
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hollowman121 wrote: Russian is launching the nuclear missile?
Yes, these type of radios are actually what is recommended in case of nuclear strike: https://www.ready.gov/nuclear-explosion

STAY TUNED
Tune into any media available for official information such as when it is safe to exit and where you should go.

Battery operated and hand crank radios will function after a nuclear detonation.

Cell phone, text messaging, television, and internet services may be disrupted or unavailable.
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IslandDeal wrote: Any suggestions for a more reliable emergency radio ?

One of the reviewers suggested "C-Crane" but they don' t seem to have any radios with Solar/Crank charging:

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=C-Crane&i=ele ... sr_nr_n_12

Also, should I look for Shortwave / HAM or are these useless nowadays?
I've calmed myself down and reasoned myself into not buying yet another "toy".Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
As I do have a number of radios already, and also have a number of solar charging panels (for charging power banks).
So I do have separate gadgets that put together can function the same as this all-in-one radio.

Now in terms of these cranking types, I feel the crank is more gimmick, the solar panel maybe decent if you put it under the sun all day long.
There were a number of years a while back where these power generating gadgets were hot (cranking/shaking/pressing), but at the end, none of them really charge much unless you kept at it continuously.

I got this radio a little while back, not bad:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B071NMCVM5/
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Apr 21, 2006
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thanks.
Been looking for a 'shortwave radio .
this a fun toy if you go camping or cottage country.
Also fun to browse the SW stations.
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With Hurricane Fiona coming this would be a welcomed addition to our home.

Sadly, it won’t get here beforehand but ordering it nonetheless so that the next time I won’t be scrambling the way I am now.
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Speaking of nukes, don’t nukes tend to cause EMP-like effects? Wouldn’t you need to lock this and assorted accessories in a faraday cage or something in case of certain events?
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We don't need this. We need cheap wilderness satalite phones though Chinese satalites. Let's make missing hikers a thing of the past. Get it done China! 🤣
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dfphoenix wrote: Speaking of nukes, don’t nukes tend to cause EMP-like effects? Wouldn’t you need to lock this and assorted accessories in a faraday cage or something in case of certain events?
They do, but only miles from the blast radius. If you are CLOSE enough for the nuke that will fry electronics...well, there is no easy way of saying you will dead from radiation poisoning (if you managed to survive the blast). You won't need that radio either way. https://www.businessinsider.com/nukes-e ... ics-2017-5

I bought this one when the war started, but it uses batteries, I didn't want to spend a fortune and it's high rated by "preppers on youtube" as a basic shortwave radio:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B018LV ... UTF8&psc=1
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Here's a radio that seems similar but it's a few bucks less: https://72hours.ca/collections/radio-an ... 3796766816
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Missed the old days when your phone can be used as a FM radio.
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jasonchewy wrote: Now in terms of these cranking types, I feel the crank is more gimmick, the solar panel maybe decent if you put it under the sun all day long.
There were a number of years a while back where these power generating gadgets were hot (cranking/shaking/pressing), but at the end, none of them really charge much unless you kept at it continuously.
There have been quality crank radios, but like many things it also gets cheaply cloned to the point of almost useless.
I had a "shake light", which would work if you just needed short term light.
Anything more than a few minutes, and your arm would give out.

Whatever people do, get something.
Despite the trend towards rechargeable, consider what you do when it needs recharge.
I favor simplicity of AA and a stockpile of them. (that I also use for flashlights)
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ODoyleRulz wrote: I used to sell Grundig crank radios, thanks for the flashback :D
My MIL gave us one when we bought our cottage 25 years ago. Still waiting to use it. But I haven’t thrown it away, either Grinning Face

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