In many survival situations, a radio can be a lifesaver, warning you of weather threats and letting you listen in to government instructions in the event of a nuclear, biological, or chemical threat.
The Red Cross FRX3 Radio from Eton has a number of useful features, all of which may help you survive. The FRX3 is easily stored, being 6×7” large and weighing just over a pound.
The FRX3 is more than just a radio – it has multiple functions that are all useful in various situations. The main function of the FRX3 is, of course, the radio. It comes with an extendable antenna, and is able to pick up AM and FM channels, as well as the seven NOAA weather bands, allowing you to receive updates on severe weather situations.
In the event of an emergency broadcast, your radio will pick it up and transmit it for you. You can also plug your phone into the radio via AUX cord and play news broadcasts from your web browser or news apps.
The radio isn’t the only feature on the FRX3. It also has inputs on the back for you to plug in and charge your phone, or any other devices with USB cables. This can be extremely useful if you have important technology like GPS devices, but don’t have electricity to charge them.
The radio also comes with a built in flashlight, which can be useful if the power goes out during a storm. The flashlight has two modes: one for seeing, and one for signaling. The first is a bright white LED light, and the second is a flashing red light that can be used to signal for help in an emergency.
Due to the fact that electricity is such a concern in survival situations, the FRX3 has many ways that it can be powered. First, you can power it using an AC adapter that plugs into a wall socket.
This will let you use it if you have readily available power and you don’t need to switch to an emergency alternative. Second, it can be powered by AAA batteries. This is a better option for when the power goes out, and you need to stay updated on the weather situation.
If that fails, it can run off of solar power, which is great if you’ve chosen to go outdoors in your survival situation. Finally, as a last resort, you can crank power this radio. If you’ve found yourself in a situation with no sunlight, no batteries, and no electricity, you can still manually power this radio.