C. Crane Observer Wind-up Radio with Solar Panel
C. Crane Observer Wind-up Radio with Solar Panel

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Observer Solar & Self-Powered AM/FM Radio w/ NOAA Weather

The CC Solar Observer is a C. Crane-designed, wind-up and solar emergency radio with AM/FM and Weather Band. They made sure that it has good AM reception and an LED flashlight that is built into the end of the radio.

It can be very important in an emergency to have a way to get power to the radio - you can get power to this radio from many sources:

  1. No sun? No problem. You can insert 3-AA alkaline batteries for power
  2. No alkaline batteries? Still no problem. Crank the handle moderately for about 10 minutes for one hour of radio play or purchase an AC adapter to charge the battery pack. If an AC adapter is purchased, it is best to charge the battery overnight and then unplug it. It is also a good idea to “cycle” the battery pack every 4 to 6 months if you are going to store the radio and use it only for emergencies. This keeps the rechargeable batteries conditioned to take a charge once you are ready to use the radio.
  3. The easiest way is to just put it in the sun. The radio plays for about the same number of hours the radio is in full sun. Please keep in mind the melting point of the plastic is about 194 degrees. Using the Observer directly behind a window can potentially intensify the temperature and cause the plastic to melt.

In case you're wondering, along with good AM reception, you also get FM and the Weather band — which comes in really handy if you're using the radio during a power failure. The CC Observer has a built-in 2-inch speaker, or you can plug in your headphones for private listening.

Weight: 1 lb. Size: 7.25" W x 5.5" H x 2" D

From C. Crane:

The Observer is a simple, affordable, and compact radio with enhanced reception and audio performance. For emergency use, it can be powered in four different ways and can charge many different USB-type devices such as cell phones.

In 1992, three earthquakes hit Humboldt County where we live. All three hit within a 17-hour period with magnitudes of 7.1, 6.6, and 6.7. Communication and services including electricity were hopelessly overloaded. In the Crane home, shards of broken glass were everywhere and so were bare feet. All of our flashlights had been overused by our blessed children. We vowed to make a good emergency radio so this would never happen again.

This customer could not have said it better: "I have had only one, thank you Lord, occasion to use this in an emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. (I was the) Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!" vpipes - Dupur, Or.

What's in the box:

  • CC Solar Observer
  • Standard USB Cellphone Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty

  • Crank-rechargeable power
  • Improved AM reception
  • Built-in solar charging panel
  • Includes cell phone charger adapters
  • FM and Weather band
  • No batteries or power adapter necessary
  • Features three bands: AM, FM, and WEATHER
  • Built-in three LED flashlight consisting of three bright LEDs
  • Cell Phone charging adapters included
  • Compact size for easy transport

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