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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | BayGen Free Play Help


Reviews Summary for BayGen Free Play
BayGen Free Play Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $75.00
Description: Original wind-up radio with the South African Baylis Clockworks generator of the late 1990's. AM / FM / SW from 5.8 - 18MHz. 60 winds gives about 30 minutes of radio power.
Product is in production.
More info: http://https://www.freeplayenergy.com/
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KU2US Rating: 4/5 May 24, 2019 00:48 Send this review to a friend
Great for emergencies!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I also bought one in 1999. We have had power outages a few times and this radio comes in handy. Good speaker,and great for local stations on AM. Shortwave is OK but not an FRG-7 either. It is great for prepers, solidly built with a strong crank spring. For the price, this thing will outlast any of those Chinese junk wind ups..
 
N2MDV Rating: 4/5 May 23, 2019 19:18 Send this review to a friend
A must have, if you also believe that battery tech today sucks.  Time owned: more than 12 months
Got to thank the silent key Art Bell for pushing these BayGen wind-up radios back in the 1990's on his Coast To Coast AM Show, so I bought one in 1998. It continues to excel where today's Chinese battery technology continues to fail. Wind it up for 30min of room filling sounds. As a radio, nothing to write home about in performance. MW AM is mediocre, but good for local stations and strong night time DX. Shortwave AM is best for strongest stations. Could receive AM HAM's in 40M, 20M, and 17M. FM isn't too bad, but has a 1980's-like AFC station pulling. So, don't expect to RX weak FM station just adjacent to strong ones. Still, for what it is, it continues to serve our needs well when we loose power for hours, or days.
 


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