BTECH Launches ER-V1 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Portable Radio, the Ultimate Survival Companion

BTECH Launches ER-V1 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Portable Radio, the Ultimate Survival Companion

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

BTECH, a leading developer of high-quality radios and accessories, has announced the launch of the ER-V1 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Portable Radio, the ultimate survival companion. The ER-V1 provides reliable and accurate information during emergencies and natural disasters, ensuring you stay connected and informed.

One of the key features of the ER-V1 is its high-quality receiver chipset, manufactured in the USA, ensuring the highest quality of radio signal reception for a device priced under $100. The chipset is built with the latest technology, making it more efficient at receiving radio signals than its counterparts manufactured elsewhere, guaranteeing you the most accurate and reliable information during an emergency.

The ER-V1 offers five different ways to power the device, ensuring that you won’t be stranded without communication or power when you need it most. You can power the radio through AC/DC, solar, hand crank, 2000mAh battery, or AAA battery, with the 2000mAh power bank a particularly useful feature as it allows you to charge your phone during emergencies.

With AM/FM/NOAA/SW radio receiver capabilities, the ER-V1 offers up-to-date emergency forecasts and news broadcasts, ensuring you stay informed during emergencies or natural disasters, even if you don’t have access to the internet or other means of communication. The portable radio is ideal for outdoor activities such as camping or hiking, and its durable and weather-resistant design ensures its reliability in harsh conditions.

The ER-V1 also comes equipped with a 35-lumen LED flashlight, which provides a reliable source of light in low-light situations, and an emergency siren that can be used to signal for help during emergencies. The radio’s USB charging port allows you to charge USB-powered devices anywhere, providing a convenient way to stay connected during emergencies.

Available for Immediate Purchase:

The ER-V1 is available for purchase from our store direct and on Amazon.


BTECH is headquartered in Arlington, SD with distributors and partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

At BTECH, we take pride in providing local support for any issue that may arise with your new BTECH ER-V1. We offer real USA warranties on all products, and our team is always prompt, knowledgeable, and supportive to ensure your radio operates exactly as it should. If you ever have an issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for choosing BTECH.

Comments (14)

  • Gregory D. Rosenberg Reply

    Availability? Can webpre-order and when?

    March 3, 2023 at 10:33 am
  • Edwin ODell Reply


    What Shortwave frequencies does the ER-V1 cover and does it have the ability to receive Single Side Band Transmissions (BFO/Product Detector)?
    Edwin ODell

    March 3, 2023 at 10:57 am
    • BTECH Radios Reply

      Edwin, it supports the most common Shortwave modulation (AM), it does not support SSB modulation at this time

      March 3, 2023 at 11:03 am
  • Fred Giordamo Reply

    Does this radio have an external pull up antenna for FM and SW ?

    March 3, 2023 at 1:34 pm
  • Fred Giordamo Reply

    Yes I see the antenna now,
    Thx you

    March 3, 2023 at 1:36 pm
  • Brian Reply

    Does this radio cover the amateur radio bands? I’m thinking 2m, 10m, 20m, and 40m which are common for emergency common during crisis.

    March 3, 2023 at 2:04 pm
    • BTECH Radios Reply

      It covers Shortwave AM from: 5.950MHz to 21.850 MHz

      March 3, 2023 at 2:11 pm
  • Bill Reply

    BTECH – could you answer Brian’s question without having him have to look at a band chart to see what the radio is capable.
    Does it cover 2m?
    Does it cover 6m?
    Does it cover 10m?
    Does it cover 20m?
    Does it cover 40m?

    March 3, 2023 at 3:34 pm
  • David Reply

    Ordered one yesterday and it shipped the same day. Should be a great addition to my preps.

    March 4, 2023 at 11:55 am
  • Bill Reply

    Brian’s question was “does it cover 2m, 10m, 20m and 40m. You didn’t answer his question.

    March 6, 2023 at 4:56 pm
  • Daniel Hallmark Reply

    Below are the specs provided on the order page. This device is mainly broadcast AM/FM and non-amateur shortwave AM.

    They do not include amateur radio 2m/70cm FM frequencies. It is commercial broadcast only. You would need a BTech UV-82HP or similar for local VHF/UHF FM.

    Amateurs share 40m frequencies with shortwave stations. SW2 covers part of the Amateur 40m band but with no SSB modulation. It doesn’t appear to include any other ham bands.

    Ham bands are:
    80m is 3.5-4 MHz
    40m is 7-7.3 MHz
    20m is 14-14.35 MHz
    15m is 21-21.45 MHz
    10m is 28-29.7 MHz
    6m is 50-54 MHz

    AM:520 KHz to 1710 KHz, FM: 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz, Weather Band: 162.400 to 162.550 MHz, SW: 5.950MHz to 21.850 MHz, SW1 :5.950 MHz to 6.200 MHz, SW2: 7.100 MHz to 7.300MHz, SW3: 9.500 MHz to 9.90MHz, SW4: 11.650 MHz to 12.050 MHz, SW5: 13.600MHz to 13.800MHz, SW6: 15.100 MHz to 15.600 MHz, SW7 : 17.500MHz to 17.900MHz, SW8: 21.450 MHz to 21.850 MHz

    March 7, 2023 at 10:00 am
    • BTECH Radios Reply

      Shortwave covers: SW: 5.950MHz to 21.850 MHz

      40M, 20M, and 15M bands are covered in AM modulation, if enough demand persists we might consider a model with USB, SSB, and AM modulation in the full SW bands

      March 9, 2023 at 9:09 am
  • John Reply

    They did answer the question, sort of. It only receives up to 21.8MHz, so 2m (144+MHz), 6m (50+MHz) and 10m (28MHz) are not covered. The frequencies for 40m (7MHz) and 20m (14MHz) are within the frequency range of this unit. AM is the only mode supported for these frequencies.

    March 10, 2023 at 12:27 am

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