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The Etón FR500 is a compact unit that you can toss in your rucksack and take anywhere. It functions as an AM, FM, and shortwave shortwave radio with NOAA weatherband. It also has a flashlight, an emergency beacon, and an emergency siren and can be used to charge your cell phone or MP3 player. Powered by hand-crank, solar panels, battery or AC adapter.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
MW: 520-1800 kHz
SW: 5.66-12.62 MHz FM: 85-110 MHz
WX: 162.400-162.55 MHz
Modulations
AM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Connections

Antenna
Built-in ferrite bar + Built-in telescopic
Impedance
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Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
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Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
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Weight
860 gr (1.9 lbs)
Form factor
Portable
Manufactured
Between 2009 and 200x

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Flashlight
Emergency beacon
Emergency siren
Hand-crank + Solar powered
Accessories
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RigReference ID
5554
MPN
ETÓN-FR000500

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New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Etón FR500 is around:

  • USD 126.00

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2017 USD 129.00 Used / Mint RigReference

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