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Overview: This is a portable AM/FM, weather band, emergency alert radio.
The FR300 can be powered by four different sources; an AC adapter (not included),
three AA batteries (not included), the rechargeable Ni-MH battery (included), or
the hand crank on the left side. The hand crank provides emergency power. The
unit also has a light and siren.
- Power: battery (AA), Dynamo/Adapter (crank power, rechargeable
battery, or AC adapter), off
- Weather: choose one of the seven weather bands
- Band: choose AM, FM, or Weather
- Siren: siren, alert, or off
- Light: Light (two white LEDs are constantly on), Flash (one red
LED flashes), off
- Tuning/Volume: rotary knobs adjust volume and AM/FM frequency,
a second fine tuning knob makes small adjustments to the frequency
Battery: The rechargeable Ni-MH battery capacity is 450 mAh at 3.6
volts DC. It can be recharged by the AC adapter or the hand crank.
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).
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 26" telescoping antenna covers all other
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 beacon.
Siren: The loud siren alerts others of your location if you need
Headphones: On the back of the radio is a 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack.
Cell Phone Charger: The phone charger output is also on the back or
the radio. Phone specific adapters are available directly from etón. You can
charge your cell phone using the hand crank.