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Makita LXRM03 Radio Video

Hi, I'm Tim Carter and I've got a really neat tool that I need to show you. It's one that's absolutely necessary around every jobsite, as far as I am concerned. It's going to put you in a good mood, that's why it is important.

This is the Makita LXRM03B 18-volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless FM/AM Jobsite Radio with iPod Docking Station Tool. It is a beauty. Very handsome and very rugged. Produces great sound and it a multi-powered audio device. This unit has an AM and FM radio. In addition you can plug in an iPod, iPhone or MP3 player to this radio.

The radio has 5-preset buttons for your favorite stations. It has a built-in alarm clock in case you need to be some where at a certain time. It also features a count down timer.

The unit is powered by an 18-volt Lithium-Ion battery, but has an input jack so it can run off 115-volt power source.

Under a lid on the top of the radio is a docking station for your iPhone or iPod.

The battery is accessed from a cover on the back side of the radio. In that same compartment is a place for two AA batteries. These keep the memory chip powered so you don't lose present stations, date, time, etc. when the 18-volt battery dies.

So what do you think? It produces great sound and I should know. I am a ham radio operator and this is a great radio. I can't talk around the world with it, but that is okay. It's a great receiver.

Go take a look at it, but keep your credit card handy. You are probably going to use it and take that radio home.

I'm Tim Carter, W3ATB, and I'm gonna be clear on your final.


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2 Responses to Makita LXRM03 Radio Video

  1. Tim, I looked at this radio a couple of years back. While many good jobsite radios will recharge the Lithium-Ion battery while running on A/C power, the Makita did not. This is a minor shortcoming when you consider how fast Makita batteries recharge, but it was still a consideration.
    Do you know if this newer model recharges Li-Ion batteries in A/C mode?

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