Receives AM/FM Radio
Auxiliary input for additional audio devices
Receives NOAA Weather Band Radio Stations
Receives Shortwave Band
Solar or USB Power
Specific Area Message Encoding
USB Smartphone Charger
- AM (520-1700 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz), Shortwave (2.3 – 23 MHz)
- NOAA weather – all 7 channels plus “Alert”
- S.A.M.E. Technology (location based weather alerts)
- Digital tuner with AM, FM, WB, SW bands
- Digital display – easy to read, large, green LED illuminated backlit
7.75” x 8.5” x 2.5” (W x H x D)
196.9 x 215.9 x 63.5 mm (W x H x D)
1.9 lb. (862 g)
Please remove your AA batteries and unplug the rechargeable battery. Let the radio sit for 30 minutes, then put them back in. To play it from the AAs first select BATTERY with the power selector switch and then turn the radio on by selecting AM with the band selector switch below. To play if from the rechargeable, turn the radio OFF with the band selector switch. Select DYNAMO and then turn the crank for 90 seconds. Turn it on by putting the band selector switch into the AM position. If it doesn’t play on the AA batteries, they may need to be changed.
To play it on AA batteries place the power selector switch into the BATTERY position; the radio should play for about 6 to 7 hours, at low volume, on a set of fresh, new batteries. To play it from the rechargeable battery, turn the radio off and set the power selector switch to the DYNAMO position; turn the crank for 90 seconds; the radio should play for about 5 minutes, at low volume.
To solar charge the rechargeable battery, turn the radio off; set the power selector switch to the SOLAR position and place the radio into direct sunlight (not through a window or in shade) for 8 hours, then turn the power selector switch to the DYNAMO position to play it. It should play for about 4 to 5 hours, at low volume.
'Low battery' will appear when it turned to the OFF/PHONE CHARGER mode. While charging with the solar panel, be sure to turn the power selector switch to the SOLAR position. Once it's charged, turn the switch to the DYNAMO position to play the radio from the fully charged battery. Be sure to place the radio into direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, in artificial light or in shade) for solar charging.
When solar charging the FR600 turn the power selector switch into the SOLAR position while charging and into the DYNAMO position after charging to play the radio from the recharged battery. The radio will charge only in direct sunlight (not through a window, screen, via artificial light or in shade).
When crank charging, put the power selector switch into the DYNAMO position and crank for 90 seconds, after which the radio should play for about 5 minutes, at low volume.
This is a modern, high-tech, digital radio. Unlike older analog radios, these products require more power. Also, when you’re using batteries, they are always powering the display, which never turns off. The play times of alkaline batteries are noted below. If you want longer life, I suggest using the Eveready lithium ion batteries, which last 3 to 5 times longer; available almost everywhere. Also, an AC adapter is available for $10+shipping by calling 1-800-793-6542.