This small versatile radio lets you listen to AM, FM, NOAA Emergency and Shortwave (HAM). It does not broadcast. The Kaito KA500 can be charged using solar, crank, or USB. The radio can also charge a cellphone or other USB device. It includes two small lights and a flashing red light. The radio comes in Red, Black or Yellow. We recommend the KA500 over the KA700 or KA500IP.