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09-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Woot has this for sale today:


Eton Voicelink FR1000 Self Powered Radio with NOAA, 2 Way GMRS, and Flashlight
$49.99 + $5 shipping

Condition: New
Product: 1 Eton FR1000 Voicelink Hand-Crank AM/FM/NOAA Weather/Cell Phone Charger/Flashlight/2-Way GMRS


* Built-in two-way General Mobile Radio System (GMRS) helps you stay in touch with others
* Rechargeable battery pack can be recharged with just 2 minutes of cranking
* Analog tuner receives seven NOAA weather bands, AM, and FM signals
* Weather Alert emits a tone when NOAA issues a Weather Alert, regardless of what source youre currently listening to
* Six bright white LED lights serve as a built-in flashlight
* Flashing red LED light with emergency siren alerts others to your location
* Weight: 2.17 lbs.
* Dimensions: 11-1/8W x 6-1/8H x 4-1/4D


* Power Supply: select the power source; battery (4 AA) or Dynamo (crank power/rechargeable battery/AC adapter), off
* Volume: rotary knob
* Tuning: rotary knob adjusts frequency
* Band: rotary knob changes bands: AM, FM, GMRS, and Weather Band
* Function: flashlight (six white LEDs are constantly on), SOS (one red LED flashes SOS in Morse Code), siren (audible siren sounds), Weather Alert, off
* Scan/Hour: switch to scan mode/adjust hours on clock/alarm
* Menu/Minute: access menu/adjust minutes on clock/alarm
* Monitor/Alarm On/Off: engage monitor mode/turn alarm on/off
* Lock/Call: lock the keypad/send call alert
* PTT/Snooze: Push To Talk/delays alarm for five minutes


* Phone Charger: for use with adapters available directly from Etn
* DC In: input for use with optional AC adapter
* Ear: 3.5mm headphone output
* Mic: 2.5mm microphone jack/use with an optional external speaker/microphone for the 2-way radio

Power Sources:

* Ni-MH 700 mAh (included)(Recharged by Dynamo Hand Crank or AC adapter)
* 4 AA batteries (not included)
* AC adapter (included)


* Mono AM/FM/NOAA radio
* 22 GMRS/FRS channels
* Voice-operated transmitter function for hands-free conversations
* Built-in AM antenna
* External extendable FM antenna
* 7 NOAA weather channels plus NOAA alerts
* Analog tuner
* White LED lights serve as built-in flashlight
* Flashing red LED light
* Emergency siren
* Digital clock with dual alarms
* Built-in cell phone charger (charging cable and adapter tips not included)
* Minijack headphone output
* Microphone jack
* Built-in rechargeable NiMH battery pack
* Hand-cranked dynamo

GMRS Channels:

* Channels 1-7 (FRS/GMRS): 462.5625 MHz through 462.7125 MHz
* Channels 8-14 (FRS): 467.5625 MHz through 467.7125 MHz
* Channels 15-22 (GMRS): 462.5500 MHz through 462.7250 MHz

FCC License Required for GMRS Operation:

* The FR1000 Series operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. You must be licensed prior to operating on channels 1 7 or 15 22, which comprise the GMRS channels of the FR1000 Series. Serious penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules, as stipulated in the Communications Acts Sections 501 and 502 (amended).
* To obtain a license or ask questions about the license application, contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCCs website

Additional Photos:

* Eton Voicelink FR1000 Radio
* Dyanmo Hand Crank
* Flash Light
* Top Controls
* Battery Compartment
* Rear Ports

In the box:

* Eton Voicelink FR1000
* AC Adapter
* Users Guide

09-17-2009, 03:36 PM
So what's the deal with GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) ?

09-17-2009, 03:50 PM
So what's the deal with GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) ?


I guess the radio basically has one of the little family radio transceivers built in...Not sure how much use that would be as reach on them is sketchy at best. :confused: We occasionally use a couple of them (the radios) when caravaning with the family on road trips and the kids used a pair to talk with Hant's kids at CM07.

Edit: Guess what we used in Moab and on other trips isn't GMRS based on what Spanky states :)

09-18-2009, 05:23 PM
The deal is $75 every 5 years lets you legally transmit on GMRS channels. Funny how the hams pay less to play more.

FRS is .5 watts with license required.