This all-purpose, rechargeable weather alert radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator will keep you in the know, on alert, and well connected. No emergency kit is complete without it....more
This all-purpose, rechargeable weather alert radio with solar panel and hand turbine power generator will keep you in the know, on alert, and well connected. No emergency kit is complete without it.
When the 'Alert' function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms.
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio with display and alarm clock. If you want more than just the radio, there?s an AUX-input to play your own tunes. And, when you want to listen alone, just plug in your favorite headphones.
The FRX3 powers up in multiple ways?via solar panel, hand crank, built-in rechargeable battery, or traditional batteries.
Crank the hand turbine for one minute and you?ll produce enough power for 15-20 minutes of music, news and weather. Or simply charge it in the sun using the built- in solar panel. You can also use the mini USB cable to charge the FRX3's built-in rechargeable battery or pop in a couple of AAA batteries.
To charge your smartphone, simply plug it into the USB port. Power will automatically 'dump charge' to your phone, just like plugging into the wall.
The bright LED flashlight is always handy, at home, at the office, or even in the car. And the red flashing beacon is ideal for emergencies. Thanks to the glow-in-the-dark locator, the FRX3 is always easy to find.
Brand: Eton Corp.
Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.8 x 2.6
Battery size and number needed: Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery
In the past few years, there have been several times when we lost power and had to rely on radio to hear updates about the situations. Unfortunately, none of our portable radios were able to access the "Emergency" weather channels. With our purchase of the new American Red Cross radio, we have peace of mind knowing that we can access all of the current information in the case of a power outage.
Great tool for people who live in areas where the weather can get bad. The radio is well built and feels strong, the local channel for my area came through with minimal static. I bought this as we have tornados in the area I live in and I wanted to have the latest and greatest information available for the tornado season this spring/summer.
I would recommend this product for people in storm areas.
We were forced to return this radio because of one feature. As others have noted, the included instructions do not cover the operation of the emergency radio alert stand-by feature. Once one learns how it works one then learns that the radio will turn on if an emergency broadcast occurs, but the radio will not turn off automatically. If there is a power failure and the radio is running on batteries, and if it "goes off" when no one is around, the batteries will be depleted. Or it can go off and keep running when someone is present who doesn't understand the radio's operation.
I bought this item for my daughter who lives in iowa and attends Iowa medical school. I am sure she has not had the opportunity to use it. Thank God for that, I sent it to her because they had a black out recently and I wanted her to be prepared. I can not say if the product is good or not. However I would recommend it to a friend.
This states to use the mini USB cable yet it doesn't say that it is included. Is it in fact included in the box with the radio? Thank you for any help.jjfullhouse on Dec 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jjfullhouse, with the American Red Cross FRX3 Weather & Alert Radio comes the user manual, warranty card, mini-USB cable, and wrist strap. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 20, 2013
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