I was on Beprepared.com today and almost bought one of their Kaito Solarcrank 500 "Voyager" radios, but dropped it after reading some customer reviews on Amazon. The negative reviews said the cranks broke, reception was spotty, 2 min of cranking supplied sufficient power for 1.5 min of radio listening, and the solar cells did not charge the battery very well. One review said the Kaito 1103 has excellent reception, so the brand seems to be reliable, but the 1103 is battery-powered with no crank. Does anyone have experience with this radio, or another hand-cranked radio? I am in the market for a hand-cranked radio, with or without solar cells, that has dependable reception. Any comments are welcome.