Why Hand Crank Radios?
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Why Buy A Hand Crank Radios?
Radios have been the staple of Home Emergency Kits since they were invented and the primary means of communication. Although we now live in the age of multimedia and mega communications, a good Emergency Radio will allow you to be informed of news, weather information and alerts at a minimum.
With global events changing the world climate nearly every minute, shortwave has become a necessity in the home, office, and while traveling. Take comfort that you can listen to live broadcasts from around the world, direct from the source. Shortwave provides instant access to international news. Affordable prices and varied models of crank radios allow you to keep one in your home, 72 hour emergency kit and even keep one in your car!
Most new Emergency Radios great options like: built in flashlight with emergency strobe, audible alert, AC and backup recharchable lithium batteries, solar and dynamo crank for battery charging and even built in chargers for keeping your cell phone or other small appliance charged. Newer models now include 2-way VOX (Voice Operated Transmission) and enables you to talk directly with any other 2-way radio or General Mobile Radio tuned to the same channels.
Crank phones are not just for emergencies either. You don't need one with all the bells and whistles as your perfect companion for a beach day or camping trip. Let the sun trickle charge your radio via built in solar panels while you tan and/or sit by the bonfire while camping and best of all? NEVER NEED BATTERIES AGAIN!
For an average of about $80, depending on the options, a hand crank solar radio is a great personal gift and essential part of your emergency kit.