Etón FR500

The Eton FR500 self-powered shortwave radio

The Etón FR500 is a self-powered and solar-powered AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with NOAA Weatherband, Flashlight, Siren and Cell Phone Charger.


  • AM (520-1700 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz), Shortwave (5800-12200 KHz)
  • NOAA weather with alert – all 7 channels plus “Alert”
  • Built-in hand crank power generator recharges the internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery and cell phone batteries
  • Can be powered from four different sources:
  • From the built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery that takes charge from the Dynamo Power
  • From 3 AA batteries (not included)
  • From the AC adapter alone (not included)
  • Solar power which charges Ni-MH battery
  • Built-in four white LED, one red LED lights with magnifying lens for brighter, more powerful light source
  • Emergency/siren
  • Built-in cell phone charger
  • Rotary all band selector knob
  • Analog frequency dial with digital display – easy to read, large, green LED illuminated backlit
  • Digital clock function: 12-hour clock with alarm function, snooze, and sleep timer
  • Connectors, with rubber gaskets/plugs to seal out moisture, for 3.5 mm headphone output, DC-in, USB phone charger and AUX-IN Input
  • Telescopic antenna provided for maximum range and reception
  • Power source: built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack; 3 AA batteries (not included); AC adapter (not included); solar power
  • Dimensions: 7.75”W X 8.5”H X 2.5”D and 196.9mm x 215.9mm x 63.5mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs. and 0.86 kg
  • Accessories: owner’s manual, warranty card


  • Manufacturer’s Product Page – Eton FR500
  • Reviews:
  • Retailers:
    • Universal Radio
    • National Geographic
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