We have seen the devastation, the power, and the loss of life from Mother Nature. In the winter it could be extreme temperatures, heavy snow or ice, power lines down. In the spring time it could be the devastating tornadoes that rip through the Midwest, such as Joplin, Missouri, or Moore, Oklahoma. The Hurricane season poses its own set of dangers as well, as we have to clearly seen with Hurricane Sandy in the Northwest. One of the best ways to protect yourself and your family is with a NOAA weather alert radio. I have one in my home sitting next to my bed. The radio will notify me of warnings, watches, and more. I live in Tornado Alley, and it will notify us to seek shelter. I have been woken up several times in the middle of the night to seek shelter because of possible rotation or a tornado. The thing I like about this model is that it is compact, and very portable, making it easy to fit in your backpack. If you would like a different model NOAA weather alert radio, or like to view more radios, please CLICK HERE.
The rechargeable FRX3 is a preparedness radio with AM/FM, all seven NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather band stations and the “Alert” system. When the “Alert” function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. Set the solar panel in the sun or spin the hand turbine for one minute to get 10-15 minutes of radio and flashlight use. There are also AAA battery and DC power alternatives (mini-USB included).
The FRX3 also serves as a renewable power source for your other critical devices because of its USB smart phone charger. Simply plug-in your phone into the USB port and power will automatically “dump charge” to your phone, just like plugging into the wall. This radio has a glow-in-the-dark locator so you can find it easily at night plus a LED flashlight and red flashing beacon for emergencies. If you want more than just the radio, there’s an AUX-input to play your own tunes and a headphone output for individual listening.