5 Best emergency radio reviews-Buyer Guide 2020
American Red Cross Radio Review
The American Red Cross has high standards for emergency radios. Thatâs why I decided to review this emergency radio and see how good it really is.
The FRX3 weather alert radio is made to the American Red Crossâs high standards by the Eton Corporation and is considered by radio-heads (like me) to be one of the best non-specialty weather alert radios available on the market today. AM/FM stations and all seven NOAA stations can be accessed through the FRX3. The radio also has an alert system that issues all emergency weather alerts for your local area. Most importantly, the FRX3 has several power options and can be used to charge other devices, including smartphones.
Midland ER102 Emergency Radio
The Midland ER102 emergency radio is the latest offering from the company. It has some features that I like more so than some other radios. Probably the best thing is that it actually has all my favorite features in one radio! Midland is known for their quality electronics.
Theyâve been a leader in the radio industry for decades. Probably best known for their outstand Citizen Band Radios (CB Radios), Midlandâs quality shows in the ER102.
Itâs one of the few water resistant radios on the market and it carries a 3 year warranty, which a majority of emergency radios on the market donât.
Midland ER102 Emergency Radio Features
- 3 Year Manufacturerâs Warranty â One of the best in the Industry
- Dynamo Crank to charge the great NiMH battery pack
- Can also be powered with 3 AAA batteries or AC Adapter (which is included unlike the Grundig Emergency Radio)
- Water Resistant Design
- Ability To Recharge Items like Cell Phones through an USB port
- A Clock with Alarm function
- It has all 10 NOAA Weather Bands
- Weather Alert function
First Alert Public Alert Radio
The First Alert Public Alert Radio is a great addition to your emergency preparedness supplies. This radio will monitor the NOAA Weather Radio Band which has 24/7/365 coverage and a 79 civil and severe weather messages. With the S.A.M.E. technology built in, this means youâll only get the alerts that pertain to your immediate local area, not some place halfway across the State!
From what I can tell, this is the same radio as the Sima WX-200 Emergency Alert Radio. This emergency radio is ideal for your home. It can continuously monitor NOAA and alert you the instant an alert is issued. No matter if itâs 2 a.m. in the morning and your in a deep sleep, this radio will give you a heads up to an impeding emergency.
Features of the First Alert Public Alert Radio
Here are some of the features of the First Alert Public Alert Radio
- Automatically alerts you to a wide variety of severe weather and civil emergencies in your area
- Monitors NOAA weather band day and night, receiving a total of 79 emergency civil and severe weather messages
- Utilizes S.A.M.E. to help you avoid non-local alerts, and is programmable to receive warnings for emergencies specific to your area
- Easy-to-read digital LCD screen shows you time and date, and scrolls through message information during emergencies
- Wall mountable, with a battery back-up for power outages, and a manufacturerâs 90-day warranty
Eton American Red Cross ARCFR160R Emergency Radio
The Eton American Red Cross ARCFR160R is an economical emergency radio that comes with many features built in. It can do a lot of the same things that other emergency radios can do, but in most cases, it does them better. The Eton Microlink FR160R is a AM, FM and NOAA weather radio that comes with a built in flashlight, solar charger and cell phone charger as well. This is a palm sized emergency radio that really packs in the features.
The Eton emergency radio has all the features that one needs in a weather radio. It can be powered several different ways, including a hand crank to charge a built in rechargeable battery, a mini solar panel built in on the top of the unit to keep the batteries charge and it comes with an usb charger so you can charge you cell phone when the power goes out.
The Eton FR160 is constructed ruggedly so you can take it with you wherever you go. Whether youâre camping on the beach or driving cross country, add an extra measure of security by taking your Eton along. The case is designed to protect the analog controls. There are also rubber gaskets and plugs to help keep water out of the unit. This is a huge feature if you happen to be caught out in a storm.
Also when you buy an Eton American Red Cross radio, Eton will donate a portion of the proceeds to help victims of natural disasters around the Country. Now that some serious giving back to the communities.