Got up at 04:30am, coffee with Donna , then she was off at 05:30am to the truck company, I did some running yesterday and decided to look for the weather radio with alert and the features I wanted. I went to Bass Pro which has a super store in St Charles MO. Randy Warner of WarnerRVNews had reviewed an Eton Brand radio that I liked for $49US. I found out after the 20 mile drive that they were out and they have discontinued the item. On the way home I stopped at the Radio Shack in O'Fallon MO. Low and behold they had the same model , only labeled as a Red Cross Emergency Radio of the Eton radio Model FR360 for the same price. It has a rechargeable battery, that is charged by either solar,a hand crank, or an optional 6v wall plug. It also has a battery back-up of (3 AAA cells not included). It has all seven weather channels with the alert feature for all, also AM-FM for emergency broadcasts. This can be used in all types of power situations from sun, to batteries to house current or none at all.
Eton Weather & Emergency Radio Model FR360
It will occupy a place of prominence in the kitchen at home and then in the RV when we are out in it. Haven't had a weather alert since I bought it but we are waiting for one now and hopefully ready for it.
Well not much going on so far today, Andy and Donna are at work and if it doesn't get to hot I will get some 30:1 mix gas for the chain saw and start on the tree or what's left of it behind the house, I don't expect to finish it in one day, but will try to get what I can without help.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.