Marathon Emergency Task Force Radio

This is my product review of the Marathon Emergency Task Force Radio (ETFR).


World’s smallest digital world band (short wave) radio measures 3.4″ x 2.55″ x .83″). Comes with radio alarm clock and regulated LED emergency flashlight. Great for camping, hiking, or anywhere that hydro is not readily available.


Radio can run for 150 hrs at 40% Vol., LED Light: can last up to 70 Hrs
FREQUENCY RANGE: FM 76-109 MHz MW (AM) 520-1710Khz SW 5.20-18.30 MHz
CLOCK: 12 Hour Format with wake up to radio alarm
EARPHONE JACK: 3.5 mm, Earphones included
DIMENSIONS: 3.4″ X 2.55″ X .83″ 87mm X 65mm X 21mm
Runs on 2 “AA” batteries or 3 to 5 Volts DC transformer via side jack (ensure correct polarity) – not included


The County Comm – Marathon ETFR Emergency Task Force Radio is smaller than a pack of cigarettes, can tune in the world and even has an LED light source. This amazing radio tunes AM (520-1710 kHz), FM (76-109 MHz) and has two shortwave bands. Shortwave Band 1 tunes from 5.2-10.45 MHz to include the 49, 41 and 31 meter bands. Shortwave Band 2 tunes from 11.1-18.3 MHz to include the 25, 19 and 16 meter bands. Medium wave coverage is 520 to 1830 kHz and FM is 76-109 MHz. This radio also features a 12 hour format clock with radio wake up alarm. The buttons to set the clock are on the rear panel. This radio requires 3 – 4.5 VDC or two AA cells (not supplied). This radio is quite battery-efficient providing up to 150 hours at 40% volume or 70 hours of illumination. But an optional AC adapter (Grundig PPI-0440-UL) is available.



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