This is a versatile multi-powered, multi-band radio. It has the normal AM/FM bands plus four shortwave (SW) bands, VHF, aircraft, TV (audio only), and weather band. It can be operated directly off sunlight, normal household current (110 VAC), 12 volts DC from your car, or 4-AA nicad batteries that can be recharged from a built-in solar panel, hand crank dynamo, or from your automobile. When fully charged the nicad batteries will operate the radio for approximately seven hours. The eleven bands allow you to access the National Weather Service (NOAA), radio broadcast from foreign countries, taxi cabs, police, fire, ambulance, pilot communications, as well as the normal AM/FM radio and TV stations. Includes an earplug, AC adapter, 12 VDC cigarette lighter cord, and four AA nicad rechargeable batteries. A low battery LED (light emitting diode) tells you when the battery charge is getting low. A tuning LED helps locate stations. The nicad batteries last approximately 4-5 years. When using the dynamo (crank): five minutes of turning will provide approximately one hour of playing time. The approximate size is 3" deep x 9" long x 5.5" high. 30-day warranty.