WASHINGTON � For those who are curious, NAB has shared the model of the radios that will be headed to Puerto Rico shortly: QFX�s model R-9.
The R-9 is capable of receiving AM, FM, MW and SW1-7 signals. The unit comes in black and is described as �high-sensitivity� and �low-noise�. It features a telescopic antenna, LED power indicator and a 3.5 mm earphone jack. It weighs less than half a pound and has a small footprint (5.2x3.15x1).
QFX lists its MSRP as $9.99 online.
NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton explained that battery-operated radios were chosen because they were more quickly accessible in mass quantities.
�We don�t want to have to wait weeks or months to get these in the hands of Puerto Ricans,� he said.
But Wharton said each radio handed out will come with two sets of batteries; the radios require DC 3V or 2 AA batteries.��