The American Red Cross Weather Tracker FR800 by Eton is unique because of it's dual capability weather band and alert function. But what does this mean? NOAA weather band Provides 24/7 broadcasts of weather information and severe weather conditions specific to a local region. This region can span from a city level to as broad as a state level. Warnings may include anything from natural situations to man-made disasters (i.e. flooding or oil spill). The Weather Tracker will pick up the weather band signal closest to you. S.A.M.E (Specific Area Message Encoding) Connected to the Emergency Alert System (EAS), this feature will emit an alert to inform you of any hazardous weather condition or warnings as you listen to the radio. The Weather Tracker allows you to enter county codes for areas in which you would like to receive alerts for. Once an emergency situation arises, the unit will alert you right away with the "alert on" feature. No one likes to think about disasters, but being prepared can make chances of surviving one much greater. Included with the purchase of this product is an American Red Cross preparedness guide as well as a donation to the American Red Cross.
- The FR800 receives AM, FM and the 7 NOAA weather/emergency frequencies
- It 's a digital radio with a digital display and alarm clock, plus an audio input for inputting the audio from external sources
- It has an earphone socket and a long telescopic antenna for FM/Weather and an internal ferrite bar antenna for AM.
- It operates from 3 D cell batteries (not included) for extra long playtime and from an AC adapter (included).