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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My emergency radio...now

I was working on a Forward Operating Base and I noticed one of these radios outside collecting some rays and thought it looked interesting.  Long story short...I found a case of these in the trash.  My jaw almost dropped off my face.  I asked the commanding officer if these radios should be secured and he said "No, we were going to throw them out because no one wanted them".  Yea... I took six.  Most of which are going to family when I get back home.

This is the research I found on the radios:
The Kaito KA009R Solar and Hand Crank Emergency Radio is a portable shortvave radio that recieves AM, FM, NOAA weather channels, shortwave and Aviation Band reception. It halso has a super bright LED flashlight and a hand crank for power generating and cell phone charging.
The Kaito model KA-009R emergency weather radio can be relied upon for daily use and in emergencies. The four way charging of the KA-009R means it can operate for an unlimited duration without depending on external power because it can be powered by the built in solar panel, hand crank, AA batteries or with the included 120 volt AC adapter. (NOT included)

If you crank the KA-009R when the battery is low for about two minutes you will get about 30- 60 minutes of playtime. Many users leave the KA-009R by the window and let the sunlight recharge the internal NI-MH battery. With normal sun exposure, the Kaito KA-009R can go days without electricity or batteries. The Kaito KA-009R radio will run about a hundred hours on 3 AA batteries. Four hours of sun charges the internal battery for about 24 hours. Normally you'd only use the dynamo with no electricity, no sun and no batteries. The internal NI-MH batteries can be fully charged and discharged more than 500 times. The batteries should recharge for at least 5 years.

Kaito KA-009R Emergency Radio Features:

Kaito KA-009R works with 4 Power Sources

Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal NI-MH Batteries.

Solar Power: You can play this radio with direct sun or charge the NI-MH batteries. With 12 hours in the sun, you get 6-8 hours playing time

Batteries: 3 AA batteries allow you to play the radio the old-fashioned way.

Electric: With the included (NOT Included) adapter, you can play or charge with 110V electricity.

Kaito KA-009R 10 Band World Receiver Radio Bands

AM: 525 - 1710KHz FM: 88 - 108 MHz

NOAA WEATHER: 162.40- 162.525 MHz

Aiviation Band: 118 - 137 MHz

4 Continuous short wave bands:

SW1 :4.90 - 9.00 MHz

SW2: 9.00 - 13.50MHz

SW3: 13.50 - 17.50MHz

SW4: 17.50 - 26.00 MHz (Covers most of the world stations)~

Kaito KA-009R Emergency Radio Specifications:

AC/DC adapter included

Earphone Port and Earphone included

Extension portable soft antenna included

Super bright single LED light

One year limited manufacturer warranty

Size: 6 1/2 X 5 1/2 X 2 1/4 inches small enough to take everywhere

Kaito KA-009R Included Cell Phone Tip Compatibility

Motorola E815, V276, V266, V551, V557, V710 ROKR E1, MPx220 RAZR V3c, V3c, V3i, V323, V325, V332, V360, V361, V6, V8, SLVRL7, PEBL

Nokia 3220, 6010, 6030, 6061, 6101, 2128i, 6236i

Samsung SCH-a310, SCH-a670, SGH-C207, SGH-X495, SGH-X497, SGH-T309, SGH-E635, SGH-A900, SGH-D357, SGH-D307, A400, A500, N400, SPH-A920 SA D800 / D808 / D828 / D528 / D820 / P300 / T809 / A707

LG VX400-G4015, VX4500, VX6000

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