This compact unit is an AM, FM, shortwave, and NOAA weather radio. Includes a digital alarm clock, LED flashlight, emergency beacon and siren, and a USB port for charging portable devices. Digital tuner and display. Uses solar panel, hand crank, three AAA batteries, or AC adapter (not included).
Product of no use in North America for AM reception as tuning step is 9 kHz - this is the European standard, but not the North American 10 kHz standard. As a result AM stations cannot be tuned. Sent note to manufacturer - but have received no reply. Disappointing.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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