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Posted: 9/17/2009 5:52:48 AM EST
If you're looking for an AM-FM-NOAA radio woot.com has Eton F1000 radios list today 9-17-09. $55 is a bargain on these compared to ebay & others for around $100.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:01:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:06:52 AM EST by Quarterbore]
Anybody use one of these? I am tempted but my budget is a bit tight so I am being picky where I spend what money I have to upgrade my preps.

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Video Review:





Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:04:41 AM EST
Looks as if a license of some sort is needed. Might read the comments on the right too.

5sub
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:14:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
Looks as if a license of some sort is needed. Might read the comments on the right too.

5sub
Correct, but that is the case with any GMRS radio! The application is easy and it is not expensive and you get a family license. The fee is $85 as I recall and it is good for five years. I need to check wen mine expires as it could be soon

See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Mobile_Radio_Service

http://www.buytwowayradios.com/Info/GMRS-FCC-Licensing.aspx

http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=service_home&id=general_mobile

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:21:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 6:24:39 AM EST by Quarterbore]
Pretty good review:

http://www.gadgetreview.com/2009/04/gadget-review-eton-fr-1000-voicelink-radio.html

These sell for about $150 at Radioshack and Bass Pro Shop so the price certainly looks good for what it is. As that review pointed out, I would rather have a radio that includes Solar so I am going to pass on this one.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:37:11 AM EST
Damn, if this thing had S/W, I'd be all over it.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:41:02 AM EST
Damn, if this thing had S/W, I'd be all over it


I agree. I have yet to find an emergency type radio that has both NOAA and SW. It's either one or the other.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 6:57:29 AM EST
Amazon reviews are pretty poor.

Someone said they got the FMR-500 instead which includes solar charging and shortwave function but you lose the GMRS. Amazon sells it for $50 shipped. It looks better but still not very good based on its Amazon reviews.
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