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August 29, 2011

Etón American Red Cross Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio

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During weather emergencies it is easy to feel cut off from the world due to power outages. Stay connected with this Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160R Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with flashlight, solar power and cell phone charger.

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This ultra portable unit is perfect for your car or home and a necessity for any weather emergency.

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When you buy an American Red Cross by Etón product, a portion of your purchase goes to help rebuild communities that have been hit by natural disasters.


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June 29, 2011

Bathtubs Provide Shelter from High Winds and Tornadoes

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After all the weird weather this past spring, we are hoping summer calms down a bit. The frenzied tornado activity, even as far north as Springfield, MA, was among the weirdest, not to mention the saddest.

Smaller, less dramatic tornadoes can crop up during any severe storm, including hurricanes. A safe room (see instructions here) or the basement is still the best place to seek refuge upon hearing a tornado warning, if you have one that is. If not, seek shelter in your bathtub during a tornado, advise the good folks over at Accuweather.

The bathroom has strong framing and the pipes in the walls could help hold them together. The bathtub and toilet are directly anchored to the ground (unless your bathtub is the old claw-footed style). They are often the only things left intact after a tornado passes. Once in the bathtub, cover yourself with a couch cushion to help protect you from falling and flying debris. And be sure to remember to grab your Voyager Solar/Dynamo Emergency Radio that has all the features you will need in an emergency weather situation.

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May 22, 2008

Severe Weather Watch For Memorial Day Weekend - Stay Alert with a NOAA Radio

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Well - mostly in Kansas, but we recommend you check your weather locally and see what's up. The Northeast looks like it's going to have great weather this weekend, along with the southwest and other parts of the US.

Make sure and bring a weather NOAA device if you're boating, hiking, or going anyplace where you are unfamiliar with the weather and weather patterns. Don't get caught in bad weather and ruin your weekend of fun.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and stay dry and safe.

Read the severe weather alert for Kansas.

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July 10, 2007

GPX Weather X RWB6806DT NOAA Weatherband Radio with Emergency Features

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If you live in a place that at least occasionally experiences bad weather, you'll want a Weather X NOAA Weatherband Radio with Alert and digital tune AM/FM and television audio (Channel 2-13). You'll always be prepared with a 7-channel NOAA Weatherband, a built-in clock, and flashlight. Plus, no matter what the circumstances are with power supply, you'll be able to tune in because this unit is DC-powered by rechargeable batteries (included), and has two ways to recharge the batteries. You can use the heavy duty dynamo motor for power generation or you can use an AC charge using the built-in retractable AC plug. There's even an over-charge protection circuit built in.

  • Tornado, hurricane, flood, storm alerts, plus AM/FM
  • Large, easy-to-read blue backlit display
  • Flashlight, LCD clock, stereo headphone jack
  • Rechargeable batteries are included
  • Less than 6 inches tall, and less than 2 inches thick.

At GPX Weather X RWB6806DT NOAA Weatherband Radio with Emergency Features

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July 6, 2007

Midland WR10 All Hazard Radio with AM/FM Radio and NOAA

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In addition to being a handy AM/FM radio for general use, Midland's WR10 Weather/Hazard Alert Radio also receives all seven NOAA weather/hazard channels, so you're always up-to-date on weather information. If you are listening to the radio, the WR10 will automatically switch to the local weather broadcast when an alert tone is transmitted. The radio can be used anywhere, providing a telescoping antenna for improved reception in remote locations and an AC power adapter. It uses a 9-volt battery for portable power support, which is not included. Though this radio isn't as popular as other hazard radios in the category, the price is right at $40.

  • 7 channels for best reception
  • Up to 50 miles from transmitter
  • Switches automatically from AM/FM radio to your local N.O.A.A. weather broadcast whenever they activate their alert tone
  • Choice of 90dB Siren, Flashing LED, or Voice Alert
  • Instant weather/hazard info. 24 hrs/day
  • Battery back-up (9 V backup batt. not included)
  • Jacks for external antenna

At Midland WR10 All Hazard Radio with AM/FM Radio

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June 15, 2007

Midland WR-100C Weather All Hazards and Civil Emergency Alert Monitor

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This is currently the top selling weather radio just about anywhere online and offline. Why? It really has the features you need for weather and alerts specific to your area.The Midland WR-100C Weather All Hazards and Civil Emergency Alert Monitor has S.A.M.E. area technology that allows for alerts specific to your area so you won't be listening to something that doesn't affect you or you miss something that does. The single-speaker radio offers 25 programmable county codes, access to 7 NOAA weather channels, time/date and alarm functions, and a choice of voice, siren, or tone alert.

In the event of special warning broadcasts, the monitor is automatically activated along with a loud tone, an LED light and an alert message on its 8-character LCD. Emergency weather bulletins include alerts about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms, and other severe weather. Other emergencies might include Amber alerts, explosions, fires, or hazardous chemical spills.

The radio uses the supplied AC power adapter or 3 AA backup batteries (not included). Batteries should give you approximately 24 hours of continuous operation; the clock will run for at least 10 days on batteries when the monitor is turned off (using the monitor on/off control).

At Midland WR-100C Weather All Hazards and Civil Emergency Alert Monitor

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June 12, 2007

Eton FR300 Emergency Crank Radio in Black

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We personally have this radio in black, though you can get it in red and orange as well. This sturdy AM/FM radio is built to handle the elements, as well as a power outage, thanks to a hand crank that can be used to recharge the built-in battery. Thanks to the FR300's reception of NOAA weather radio, emergency information is always close at hand when you need it, making this radio a must-have for anyone who wants to be as ready as possible for unforeseen events and bad weather.

At Eton FR300 Emergency Crank Radio in Black

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May 25, 2007

American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio


We have an entire emergency kit, weather alert monitor, and this radio ready to go. With over 13-20 hurricanes predicted for the 2007 Summer season, we want to be ready. You want to get a hand crank radio not only to be able to run it without batteries, but this radio can also charge your cell phone, get TV channels, and more. In addition to helping to keep you and your family safe, your purchase will help the American Red Cross. Etón Corporation will give .70 of the sales price to support the American Red Cross.

At American Red Cross FR400 Emergency Radio

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May 22, 2007

Honeywell TN924W Complete Wireless Home Weather Station

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We're rather excited about the Honeywell TN924W Complete Wireless Home Weather Station. It's got just about everything you want in a home wireless weather station - time, weather, sensors, wind, rain gauge, and other great features. It's even got a rather amazing programmable ice alarm to tell you when things aren't going so well. Oh and did we mention a moon phase feature? We'll have a full run down after our review unit arrives with first impressions.

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March 13, 2007

Sony ICF-M410V Portable FM/AM/TV/Weather Radio


Perfect for travel or lugging around the house to make sure you know what the weather will be doing, the Sony ICF-M410V receives NOAA weather stations to allow up-to-date metrological forecasts and warnings. This four-band radio picks up FM, AM, TV and weather channels. FM frequencies range between 87.6 and 108 MHz while AM frequencies range from 530 to 1710 kHz. You will pick up TV VHF channels 2-13 and weather channels 1-7. You can listen to the radio via the 3 1/8" speaker, or through optional headphones via the headphone jack. To power this sleek, ergonomic radio, use either an optional AC adaptor or three AAA batteries.

At Sony ICF-M410V Portable FM/AM/TV/Weather Radio with Sleep/Turn-on Timer

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March 12, 2007

Cobra 75WXST Weatherband CB Radio

What's not to love about a CB Weather Radio you can just plug in and enjoy? Nothing.This sleek, compact mobile CB radio can quickly and accurately scan through all 40 CR channels, and the radio can pick up 10 NOAA Weather Radio channels so you always have up-to-the-minute weather news. Its Dual Watch function allows simultaneous monitoring of 2 channels. The unique design unifies microphone and radio into one piece, so the entire CB radio can fit easily into your hand or can be nicely tucked away under a dashboard. The Cobra 25 WX ST also provides instant access to emergency channel 9 for emergency announcements, so if that big wind and rain storm hits - you'll be prepared.

At Cobra 75WXST Weatherband CB Radio

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February 13, 2007

Midland 74-250C SAME Handheld Weather Alert Radio

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I'm not sure I need a handheld weather alert radio all the time, but for the hikes I used to take on various trails in NH, or long stays out in the boat fishing on bad weather days - I can see it. You can stay informed of current local weather and hazard conditions whether when you're camping, hiking, hunting, or just hanging around the house with this handheld Midland weather alert radio. Capable of receiving seven National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) channels--each of which receives emergency advisories on tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, civil danger warnings, and more--the 74-250C is a must for people who live in high-risk weather areas, or for people who just want a little extra protection when hitting the outdoors. Plus, the seven NOAA channels offer coverage for roughly 93 percent of the U.S., so most residents are well covered regardless of where they live.

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February 12, 2007

Sonido Radio - NOAA Weather Band

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The new Sonido Radio has a slew of feature for any weather obsessed listener. With over 250 hours or runtime on a set of four "D" size batteries, this Sonido Radio with NOAA Weather Band is an amazing little number. The radio features AM, FM, and TV audio channels plus 2-13 NOAA Weather band channels. You can also connect your IPOD or MP3 Player via an input jack on the back.

At Sangean Sonido Radio

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February 6, 2007

Eton FR300 Emergency Crank Radio: Get Weather With No Power

We personally own this radio and weather band wonder. We love it because it never runs out of juice when you need to get the details on the weather at hand. When buying a weather radio - don't skimp on price or features. This sturdy AM/FM radio is built to handle the elements, as well as a power outage, thanks to a hand crank that can be used to recharge the built-in battery. Thanks to the FR300's reception of NOAA weather radio, emergency information is always close at hand when you need it, making this radio a must-have for anyone who wants to be as ready as possible for unforeseen events.

At Eton FR300 Emergency Crank Radio Metallic Silver

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