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Overview: This is a portable AM/FM/Weather Band radio. The
FR160 can be powered by four different sources; an AC adapter (not included),
the rechargeable Ni-MH battery (included), the hand crank, or the built-in solar
panel. The hand crank provides emergency power and will charge the battery. The
unit also has a 3 LED flashlight.
- Volume/Power: rotary knob adjusts volume; power turns
off when rotated fully counter clockwise
- AM/FM Tuning: rotary knob adjusts AM and FM frequency
- Band: slide switch to choose AM, FM, or Weather Bands
- Light: On (three white LEDs constantly on), Off
Weather Channels: This radio allows you to select any of the
seven NOAA weather broadcast channels. These broadcasts are found in the public
service frequency band, and include 162.400MHz (Channel 1), 162.425MHz (Channel
2), 162.450MHz (Channel 3), 162.475MHz (Channel 4), 162.500MHz (Channel 5),
162.525MHz (Channel 6), and 162.550MHz (Channel 7).
Battery: The rechargeable Ni-MH battery capacity is 350 mAh
at 3.6 volts DC. It can be recharged by an optional AC adapter (not included) or
the hand crank.
Antenna: The AM antenna is built into the radio. The 10"
telescoping antenna covers the FM and Weather bands.
Headphones: On the right side of the radio is a 3.5mm (1/8")
headphone jack. The FR160's tuner is monaural, but sound is output to both the
left and right headphones.
Cell Phone Charger: There is a phone charger output (USB
type-A) on the side of the radio. Phone specific adapters are available directly
from etón. You can charge your cell phone using the hand crank.
Note: Currently (December 2011) etón
doesn't claim iPod or iPhone charging compatibility in the
manual or on their web site.
Flashlight: The FR160 features a built-in flashlight to help
you see in the dark when the power goes out.