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Overview: This is a portable AM/FM, weather band, emergency
alert radio. The FRX3 can be powered by five different sources; the rechargeable
Ni-MH battery (included), three AAA batteries (not included), the hand crank,
built-in solar-panel, or USB DC. The hand crank provides
emergency power. The unit also has a light and siren.
7 Weather Channels: This device allows you to select from
one 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).
Weather Alert: Alert will turn the radio on when a weather
alert is broadcast on the weather frequency you currently have tuned.
Antenna: This AM antenna in built into the radio. The 30"
telescoping antenna covers all other bands.
Siren: The loud siren alerts others of your location if you
Rechargeable Battery: The FRX3 features a built-in
rechargeable Ni-MH battery (3.6V/600mAh). It can be recharged by the built-in
hand crank, the integrated solar-panel, or your computer (using the including
USB cable). A fully charged battery can last between 3-4 hours.
- Hand-Crank Charging: 90 scones of hand cranking
provides approximately 5-7 minutes of radio at low volume or about 20
minutes of flashlight.
- Solar Panel Charging: 10 hours in the sun will allow
approximately 3 hours of low volume playback.
- USB Charging: The battery will be fully charged in
approximately 2 hours.
Cell Phone Charger: There is a phone charger output (USB
type-A) on the side of the radio. You can charge your cell phone using the hand
crank (phone specific adapters are available directly from etón). 10 to 15
minutes of hand-cranking results in only 1 minute of talk time.
Alarm Clock: The FRX3 has a built-in digital alarm clock.
Light: The built-in light has two modes; two white LEDs stay
lit constantly to serve as a flash light, or a single red LED flashes as a
Glow-in-Dark Locator: After absorbing light energy, the
glow-in-the-dark locator glows up to 8 hours allowing it to be found easily in
Line-Output: The FRX3 is fitted with a minijack (3.5mm) line-output
for connecting the radio to your home stereo system.
Headphones: On the back of the radio is a 3.5mm (1/8")