Tag Archives: Self-Powered Radios

Mehmet Burk reviews the Kaito KA550 self-powered radio

Many thanks to Mehmet Burk of ReliefAnalysis.com for sharing his most positive review of the Kaito KA550 self-powered shortwave radio. [Note: I've updated this post to link to the Kaito KA550. I initially linked to the older KA500 by mistake. Apologies!] Click here … Continue reading

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Etón Corp Donates preparedness products and percentage of web sales to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

If you’ve been thinking about buying a self-powered emergency radio, flashlight or cell phone charger, now is the time! Etón Corporation, who manufactures some of the best self-powered products on the market, is now donating 25% of their web sales … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Part 2: All the basics for emergencies

In Emergency Preparedness Part 1: Choosing the right radios, we focused on various types of radios you should consider having on hand in times of disaster. This section focuses on other aspects of emergency preparedness. Beyond radios Of course, there’s more … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Part 1: Choosing the right radios

Today is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks here in the US; also, here in the US, September is National Preparedness Month. These two facts, coming as they do on the heels of several recent natural disasters in the US … Continue reading

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The Kaito KA600 Voyager Pro self-powered emergency radio

Universal Radio has started selling the new Kaito KA600 Voyager Pro self-powered shortwave radio.  Two features really set this radio apart in the self-powered market: RDS and the ability to enter a frequency via direct keypad entry. I know of no other … Continue reading

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Review of the Kaito KA 500 Self-Powered Radio

I tested the KA500 along with several other self-powered radios for a project I’m working on in Africa. I found that the KA500 is a very capable shortwave receiver it’s just not nearly as rugged as its current competitors. Here … Continue reading

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