Cheaper alternative to BayGen radio : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I had forgotten to post this earlier. I bought a great little radio that is powered by either solar or 2AA batteries or cranking (dynamo) or DC power. I've been using it since I got it and I'm very happy with it. It only cost $25 and it's also a lot lighter and smaller than the Baygen. I bought it from Sun Mate Corp. (

They also have a whole bunch of other solar powered stuff.

-- Sandy (, January 22, 1999


Thanks for the info. I was debating about buying the Baygen. its so expensive. I just went to thier site and they have a solar lantern i was looking for.

-- DD (, January 22, 1999.

Sandy -

any idea what it's useful life expectancy might be?

thanks, Arlin

-- Arlin H. Adams (, January 23, 1999.

I think I saw that radio in a catalog and decided against it because it didn't have shortwave capability. If you're going to the trouble to make sure you can receive radio signals, may as well have shortwave.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, January 23, 1999.

TwistedOak Alternative Energy sells a radio that gets eleven bands of transmission. All shortwave, and aircraft, and TV. You can crank it, set it in the sun to run it directly, charge it in the sun, plug it into cigarette lighter, run it on batteries, or plug it into house current. Comes with 4 nicads. $100 or

-- Shivani Arjuna (, March 30, 1999.

I have heard the baygens are only good for about a thousand hours.

-- ed (, March 30, 1999.

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