July 11, 2014
Survival Gear Review: Eton FRX1 Emergency Radio - 0
by Tim MacWelch
Since most natural disasters give us very little notice, staying on top of current events and warnings can be vital to your family’s safety. Even the one-way communications from a radio can provide life-saving information, such as evacuation orders, instructions to seek shelter, and other critical directions. It turns out that a small emergency radio can be huge asset to you and your family, and the Eton FRX1 is the most affordable one that I have found. Before hurricane season really gets rolling, here’s why you should consider adding this small and inexpensive device to your preparedness supplies.
This little radio has several important things going for it. First off, it features 7 Weatherband settings, so you can pick up your local signal from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Once you’ve got the info on your local weather or emergency situation, you can switch to FM or AM radio for some variety. This device also has an LED flashlight feature to provide emergency lighting. The lens is surrounded by a glow-in-the-dark border to help locate the radio when the lights are out. The power options are another great feature. It can be charged from any USB port, or by hand cranking. By cranking the hand turbine for one minute, you’ll produce enough of a charge to power the radio for 15-20 minutes.
Here are the specs:
Here are my gripes:
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