- Brand Name: Eton
- Model Number: ARCFR600R
- Power Source Type: Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery
- Item Height: 8.5 inches
- Item Length: 2.5 inches
Etn American Red Cross ARCFR600R Solarlink Digital AM/FM/SW/NOAA S.A.M.E. Weather Radio with Flashlight, Siren, Solar and CellPhone Charger (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- AM (520-1700 KHz), FM (88-108 MHz), SW NOAA weather – all 7 channels plus “
- Digital display with LED illuminated backlit Digital clock function with alarm snooze
- From the AC via USB adapter (not included); Solar power which charges Ni-MH battery
- USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included) Connectors
- Dimensions: 7.75” X 8.5” X 2.5” and 196.9 x 215.9 x 63.5 mm
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From the Manufacturer
Tune_in: to the American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR600 by EtónEtón Corporation makes some of the most highly regarded emergency radios in the industry. Our radios can operate without batteries. Turn the crank to power them up, or in the case of the Etón SOLARLINK, harness the power of the sun. Listen to AM or FM radio for important updates, use the built-in flashlight to find your way around in the dark, and turn on the emergency siren to help rescuers find you. You can also charge up your cell phone so that you can get in touch with loved ones.
The American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR600 is dependable in any situation
Radios for Everyday Preparedness
The American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR600 by Etón does more than keep you connected. This state-of-the-art self-powered radio represents versatile functionality, skillful construction, impressive design and ultimate preparedness.
The SOLARLINK FR600 can be powered with hand-crank power generator, via the suns light through its skillfully constructed solar panel, with a rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack or via AC Adapter that gives the user four options for powering up this powerful unit! Additional American Red Cross recommended features include AM/FM reception, all seven NOAA weather bands and Alert functionality, built-in flashlight, flashing red LED emergency light, emergency siren as well as built-in USB cell phone charging capabilities. Luxurious features that distinguish the SOLARLINK FR600 from other emergency radios are a digital tuner, Shortwave, Alarm/Clock functionality and Auxiliary input so that other audio sources can be utilized.
This new spin on an Etón classic incorporates our award winning design and standard feature sets into a sleek easy to use package. It is a multifunctional, portable device ready for any emergency.
No one likes to think about disaster, but being prepared can make chances of surviving one much greater. Included with the purchase of this product is an American Red Cross preparedness guide as well as a donation to the American Red Cross.
Self-powered and multifunctional to give you what you need...
when you need it.
|Solar/Hand Crank |
Generate energy to power this sleek unit by simply setting it under the sun or with a few turns of the hand crank. Free yourself and ease your mind with self-powered radio broadcasts anytime anywhere.
|Digital AM/FM/SW/NOAA, S.A.M.E. Weather Radio |
For precise tuning on any band whether its AM (520-1710 KHz), FM (87-108 MHz), Shortwave (5800-12200 KHz), or S.A.M.E. Technology (location based weather alerts)
|USB phone charger |
Charge virtually any phone or small electrical device with this added feature.
|AUX-IN & Headphone Jack |
Simply plug any iPod or mp3 player and take your music with you.
Listen to your music without distractions
4 built in LEDs to light your way through the dark.
The technology featured in the SOLARLINK ensures that you will have everything you need in any situation. With its digital tuner, flashlight, siren and cell phone charging capabilities, one could argue its not just a radio, but a necessity for any emergency. So dont be left in the dark. Be prepared with the American Red Cross SOLARLINK by Etón.
Designed with your adventure in mind.
Rugged Design and Reliable Redundant Power Sources
The American Red Cross SOLARLINK offers multiple communication options, maximizing your ability to stay connected with others no matter the situation. During the day, a built-in siren can emit a loud "SOS" tone to announce your presence. Long-distance signaling at night can be achieved by activating the bright red magnified LED signal beacon. The SOLARLINK also comes equipped with a bright four-LED flashlight, ensuring that you'll never be left in the dark. The red LED signal light can also be used, allowing you to see without affecting your night vision. Clever case design protects the analog controls from damage, while rubber gaskets and plugs help keep moisture out of the unit.
Having a device that sports multiple modes of communication means nothing if there is no way to power it. Etón has designed the SOLARLINK FR600 with that thought in mind, and it can be powered in several ways. The built-in rechargeable battery pack can be charged from the integrated dynamo hand crank, or from an optional USB adapter. An array of water resistant, shatterproof, high performance glass encapsulated amorphous solar cells can also run the SOLARLINK FR600. They are efficient enough to power the unit under direct sunlight. These multiple power supplies can also be used to recharge cell phones via USB charging cable (not included).
Award-Winning DesignsEtón Corporations line of independent, self-powered radios have won numerous awards and recognitions. We are committed to progressive product development and stellar design technologies. Some of the awards Etón has been honored with are:
Peace of MindNo one likes to think about disaster. But planning for one can make it easier for you and your family to get through it all. We have a preparedness guide endorsed by the American Red Cross, which can be downloaded at www.etoncorp.com/American_Red_Cross. As an added bonus, when you buy an American Red Cross by Etón product, a portion of your purchase goes to help rebuild communities that have been hit by natural disasters. Etón emergency communications devices are an important addition to any emergency kit. And, with our donations to help communities where disaster has struck, this is a purchase you can feel good about.
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Top Customer Reviews
Nice features - great for camping. While outdoors in sunny weather can charge the ni-mh battery pack with solar while listening. You can also charge with a USB cable via your computer (you don't need to buy the AC adaptor).
Nice sound on the FM and AM bands - short wave nice option for those really remote areas - (but is there really anything on SW to listen too?). Digital tuning a real plus - I never could tune a station properly with analog dials
This has a 'true' hand crank generator. Yes you can charge your cell phone or anything that charges via USB cable (i.e things you plug it into your computer to charge). Good only for emergency charging (too much cranking to fully charge a cell phone) - but this is a real crank generator charger, unlike some other products I have purchased.
Battery hog, (good thing you can recharge)
It is more rugged than most radios, but this is not really waterproof - don't leave it out in the rain
Expensive - in the end you get a mono radio, sure you get a crank generator but this thing 'aint cheep.
Solor only works in bright direct sunlight (no clouds).
Manual - what manual?
Flashlight ok - but SOS LED flasher and siren are worthless. Those are just marketing items to get you to buy the radio.
Weather alert -NOAA SAME code descrimiter is buggy and weather alerts go off (when my other SAME radio does not) randomly. Eton custom service don't know how to fix this issue, and I've even had replacement radios sent. If you buy this radio for NOAA alerts using S.A.M.E. this is a big problem. I did and a big reason why I am rating this radio low. For $80 a radio should work properly. IF you don't care about S.A.M.E.Read more ›
NOW, here is the biggie and I would caution anyone thinking about buying this product. I emailed Eton Customer service.
Thanks for the email Mr. J. I need to know if you were trying to charge it through a window. The solar charger only charges with the radio in direct sunlight, not through a window or in shade, with the power selector switch in the solar position while charging.
Cranking for 90 seconds should allow the radio to play for about 5 minutes, at low volume.
The FR600 is a digital receiver with NOAA and S.A.M.E. technology. It is therefore harder on batteries than other radios.Read more ›
My interest is usually in survival products, particularly in coolers and flashlights. In this case, I was looking for a emergency weather radio that had a NOAA feature and could be powered through various means. This product appeared to meet everything I could ask for in an emergency radio.
I actually just received the product yesterday and spent the entire evening trying out every feature at least two to three times. I did not bother reading the manual as I wanted to see how intuitive this radio is and if I could figure out how to use the features easily. Like a previous review noted, once you figure it out, it is easy to set up presets, time, and date. The display lights up with a bright, even, white backlit display. The only complaint I would have is about the backlight not staying on very long. But I understand that this helps conserve battery power.
From the appearance, this radio appears to be sturdy, having a rubberized covering that appears to be sealed well. The radio has some heft as well, and you can see deep-set screws along the body, that holds the radio together snug. The rest of the radio is made of plastic, including the knobs of the dials, which in my opinion is not a bad thing. The antenna fits in snug, which provides protection should the radio suffer from a fall. Even the solar panel is set in a little, which will protect the panel if the radio should drop. Bottom line is that Eton has taken measures to create a sturdy and practical design for this radio. I did not test this radio for water resistance due to the pricey $80 cost.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased one of these from Amazon in 2009. It's 2016 now and the main problem I have with it has to do with the rubberized coating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by F. Neumann
I like the diversity of the radio, and it is compact with many functions which all work. I have compared it with other small radios and the sound is good as well.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think it's ok. Can't get the solar to charge the battries. Everything else seems to work. It might be the rechargeable battries are bad. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wesley W. Millard
I live in Nicaragua and bought this for our earthquake emergency kit. It has been kept in a plastic storage bin with other emergency supplies for a few years now. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mike Knox
I bought this radio and right out of the package it didn't work. There is something rattling inside the case. There is no sound at all unless you switch to the SOS sound. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TechUser007