This compact unit is an AM, FM, shortwave radio, and NOAA weather radio. Includes a digital alarm clock, LED flashlight, emergency beacon and siren, and USB port for charging portable devices. Digital tuner and display. Use solar panel, hand crank, three AAA batteries, or AC adapter (not included).
Comments about National Geographic Solarlink Shortwave Radio:
I find the power controls Very confusing! Also, you can't charge the NiCad pack from anything but the solar. When it's in full sun, it shows full batteries, but as soon as you move it. it shows low batteries. Not what I expected all the way around. Kind of dissapointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend