KAITO KA009 SOLAR CRANK AM FM TV WX AIR SHORTWAVE RADIO
I purchased one of these Radios and it is
"TOO EXPENSIVE AND TINY"
EXPECT CROSS CHANNEL ON EVERY BAND. TUNING IS TINY AND DIFFICULT TO USE. YOU RECEIVE THE DESIRED STATIONS WITH LUCK!
WITH THE END OF RADIO SHACK'S SW PORTABLES THESE RADIOS AND OTHER SIMILAR CHINESE PORTABLES HAVE FLOODED THE MARKET.
I GOT A NOS RADIO SHACK DX-350 12 BAND PORTABLE ON EBAY AND IT'S PERFECT. IT'S RIGHT ON CHANNEL WITH IT'S LARGER SCALE. MUCH HIGHER QUALITY BEFORE 2000.
The KA009 portable radio is perfect for emergency situations and is also ideal for anyone who does not have access to a reliable AC power source. The radio can be powered by solar energy, batteries, AC adapter and hand-crank generator (magneto). With coverage of the AM/FM/TV/AIR/VHF (Weather) broadcast bands, plus 4 shortwave bands, you'll never run out of things to listen to!
1.Ten Bands: Receives AM/FM/TV1/TV2/AIR/Weather broadcast bands and four shortwave bands (SW1-SW4).
2.Built-in power generator: Under emergency conditions where AC power, batteries and sunlight sources are unavailable, you can crank-up the radio to charge the internal batteries.
3.Solar power: The built-in solar panel is powerful enough to run the radio in direct sunlight.* It charges the batteries even in weak light conditions.
4.Rechargeable pack: It provides reliable, renewable internal power for everyday use. The high quality Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are installed inside the radio that can be replaced by a professional technician only.
5. 2 1/2” diameter speaker: The high quality speaker provides clear dynamic audio.
6.AC/DC power adapter: You can use this adapter to charge the built-in battery or to directly power the radio. (The AC adapter is an option in some areas)
7.DC jack: A built-in 4.5V DC jack is provided for external power connection.
8.Earphone: A stylish earphone is included for private listening.
9.Antennas: The swirl telescopic antenna can be positioned to improve reception of FM/TV/AIR/VHF(Weather) and shortwave stations. A built-in AM ferrite antenna provides good sensitivity for AM reception. Also included with the radio is a portable wire antenna that can be used to further improve shortwave reception by plugging it into the earphone jack.
10.Super bright LED Long life super bright LED is convenient flashlight to use in the dark.
11.Battery compartment: Operates on 3 x "AA" size batteries. (Batteries not included)
*Important Notice Regarding Solar Operation:
The built-in solar panel can be used to directly power the radio even if the internal batteries are dead! The solar panel must face direct sunlight to get enough energy to operate the radio's speaker. If you cannot position the radio in direct sunlight, try to use the earphones. Earphones require less energy to operate than the speaker does. When switching to solar power always start with the volume control at the minimum position. The higher you turn the volume the more light you will need.