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Raddy SW3 Emergency Survival Radio | 5800mAh | Hand Crank | Solar-Powered | FM/AM/NOAA

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Each year, the United States averages some 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,300 tornadoes and 2 Atlantic hurricanes, as well as widespread droughts and wildfires. Weather, water and climate events, cause an average of approximately 650 deaths and $15 billion in damage per year and are responsible for some 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters.

NOAA's radio system is an all-hazards system, providing watches and warnings for such incidents as floods, tornados, oil spills, 911 telephone outages, terrorist and AMBER alerts, as well as post-event information.

A NOAA Weather Radio can help you monitor dangerous storms: it transmits alerts of severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive.

Hand crank emergency radios with NOAA feature are simply more reliable than cell phones and the internet in such situations. Cell towers and networks are vulnerable and susceptible to service disruption from extreme weather, mechanical failure, and solar flares. When extreme weather strikes and you're without power, hand crank radios are your best option for staying powered up and informed. Multiple, sustainable, reliable power source options are a fundamental feature when shopping for an emergency radio.


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Raddy vs. LEDIANER: Raddy SW3 Radio Review
  Initially, I thought the LEDIANER Emergency Radio had a big battery compared to other options at 2200mAh, so I got it. But then I came across this Raddy SW3 with an even bigger battery at 4000mAh, so had to add it to my collection. The LEDIANER does allow you to add three additional AAA batteries as a backup whereas the Raddy is limited to the internal LI-ION. That said, you can easily open the battery cover on the Raddy and swap the internals out should you acquire additional Li-18650/3.7V (there are two 2000mAh installed). There's no easy way to access the internal battery on the LEDIANER (requires taking the radio apart).   Another feature that attracted me to the Raddy over the LEDIANER is the power indicator. It has 4 lights showing the current power capacity: 4 lights = 75% - 100% 3 lights = 50% - 74% 2 lights = 25% - 49% 1 light = 3% - 24% Flashing light = needs to be charged The LEDIANER has no power indicators, which is a huge disadvantage. Especially when you have to rely on cranking to charge the device. With the LEDIANER, you can crank and crank and have no idea how full the battery is. Whereas the Raddy gives you a good ballpark.   There’s a big difference in the flashlight ability, too. The LEDIANER has one single LED in the center, whereas the Raddy has the center beam plus two outer ones. This lets you change the spread of the beam. The center beam focuses on a point. The outside lights illuminate a wide area around you. With all 3 lights on, it combines the abilities and is really bright. There’s also a reading lamp which is really useful if you need to look at a map. As such, the Raddy has way more lighting abilities than the LEDIANER.   On top of that, there’s a cool additional feature on the Raddy. If you set the switch to “Auto” and open the reading light, it will activate the light if there’s movement 3 meters (about 10 feet) in front of the motion sensor. This is helpful for added security in case you are sleeping on the ground and something tries approaching you. Once triggered, the light will stay on for 30 seconds then turn off again allowing for additional movement triggers. The LEDIANER doesn’t do this.   There’s a reflector on the bottom of the Raddy, which is helpful if you need to position the radio toward car lights to draw attention to your position. No reflectors on the LEDIANER. Both devices let you charge your phone or other devices. Since the Raddy has larger battery compacity, it’s more effective. This is really helpful if you are without power and need to charge your phone by using the crank. The crank handle is better on the Raddy simply because the knob is easier to hold onto. The knob on the Raddy is .50-inch wide by 1.24-inch long. The knob on the LEDIANER is circular and about half an inch wide and long. There’s more resistance when cranking on the LEDIANER than the Raddy. Not really sure if that means you get more charge per crank with more resistance, but regardless cranking on the Raddy is less laborious. The manual states that cranking the handle for 1 minute allows for 30 minutes of high beam illumination or 6 minutes of radio time. Not sure with the LEDIANER because it doesn’t offer any insight in the manual (and doesn’t have a power indicator for testing).   One feature missing on the Raddy that the LEDIANER has is the ability to insert MP3 music into the radio. Since the speakers on both radios aren’t the best for music anyway, I don’t consider this a big deal. I only need it to listen to emergency weather and news. I metered the decibel S.O.S. level on each device. The LEDIANER is slightly louder at around 80 dB whereas the Raddy is closer to 75 dB. Not that big a difference. Both flash the lights to gain attention in an emergency. Now, let me say the solar charging isn’t really all that effective on either device. This is because the solar strip is so small. You are honestly better off getting something like the Solar Panel which can more rapidly charge the radio or your phone/device in an emergency. I set the Raddy outside in direct sunlight for two days and it did go from 2 lights to 3, but I’m not sure how close the percentages were at the time. So, I left it in the windowsill for two weeks where it got a fair amount of sunlight, but it still stayed at 3-lights. Even the manual states that the solar ability is really for maintaining the battery and prolonging its life, not to significantly charge it. Overall, the Raddy is much better IMO. Larger battery, power indicator, easier to crank, better flashlight, and has a motion sensor. It is slightly heavier at 13.3 ounces vs. 10.3, but worth it for the extra battery amount. While I prefer the green color and more military looking design of the LEDIANER, I’ll take the red and black of the Raddy simply because it’s a better device. Don’t get me wrong, both have their advantages in an emergency. (Both get WB signals equally as well.) I’ll be putting the LEDIANER in my Get Home Bag but holding onto the Raddy as my main, go-to unit.
What is NOAA Weather Radio?
We've released a NOAA weather license-free radio (FRS & PMR446), which is with dual display and dual watch function, Radioddity FS-TI / PR-T1. Radioddity T1 comes with the function of automatically scanning through 10 available weather (WX) band channels and locking onto the strongest weather channel to alert you of severe weather updates.  Let's learn something about NOAA weather radios. This quick-to-read article will give you the instructions you need to be fully informed about Weather Service watches, warnings, forecasts and emergencies. An NOAA-equipped device is a “must have” when you’re out hiking, camping, skiing and for businesses that regularly operate outdoors. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency that’s part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. They report on ocean and atmospheric conditions and warn of dangerous weather approaching. Their nationwide radio station network, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR), broadcasts continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, issuing reports on all types of hazards, including natural disasters (avalanches, earthquakes), environmental disasters (oil spills and chemical releases) and public safety issues (such as 911 telephone outages, AMBER alerts or a terrorist attack). They work with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System to be the single trusted source for all weather and emergency bulletins. Their extensive network of transmitters covers the entire U.S. How Can I Listen to NOAA Weather Radio? To listen to these important broadcasts, you’ll need a special receiver or scanner that can pick up the stations. The NOAA weather radio band can be found in standalone receivers designed to receive these specific frequencies and in multi-band receivers such as AM/FM radios, CB radios, shortwave receivers, VHF marine radios, scanners, car radios and GMRS/FRS two-way radios. NOAA stations broadcast in the VHF public service band and are found at these 7 frequencies (in MHz): 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525 and 162.550. Whether or not a two-way radio has built-in NOAA weather stations which will be indicated in the product’s details. To tune in to a weather channel, it’s typically as easy as pushing a single button, but this may vary between models. Check your owner’s manual for details. Channels 1 through 7 are the weather radio channels. Depending on your model of radio, a particular weather channel frequency will be assigned to a certain channel. Is My Area Covered by NOAA Weather Radio? To see the coverage in your particular region, see the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards coverage map. They also provide a station listing by state, county coverage listing and transmitter search. Typing in your city or state and then clicking on the location on the map will bring up the transmitters in the area. Once you know the transmitter’s frequency, you can find which channel on your radio is programmed to it and then activate that channel according to your radio’s instructions. Why the NOAA Weather Radio Network is So Important For keeping all your family members and friends on a road trip or hiking adventure informed of an approaching storm, landslide or local flooding, a walkie-talkie system with NOAA radio stations is invaluable. It can be literally life-saving, in the event of an earthquake or a hurricane, and at the very least, knowing about a major tie-up due to a large-scale emergency can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent stuck in traffic. It’s a feature that’s even available on less expensive models, making them not just a smart but also an easy decision! Source: TECHWHOLESALE
12 Essential Items To Put In A Basic Emergency Kit
As the saying goes: "Prevent trouble before it happens." If you are fully prepared before or when the disaster occurs, your chances of survival will be greatly increased. After an emergency, you may need to survive for a few days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies for a few days. A preparedness go kit is a collection of basic items that a family may need in an emergency.   A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation) Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, such as canned food, remember to bring a can opener, compressed biscuits, etc.) Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with SOS alarm First aid kit and medication Whistle (to signal for help) Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air) Plastic sheeting, duct tape and large plastic film (to shelter and seal the door in place) Toilet paper, moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation) Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities) Local maps Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery or power bank Cash  
How to Protect Yourself from Winter Weather?
IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY Know your winter weather terms: Winter Storm Warning Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin. Winter Storm Watch Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm. Winter Weather Advisory Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations. Know Your Risk for Winter Storms Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. Preparing for Winter Weather Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.  In Case of Emergency Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Sign up for email updates about coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn the symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance. If you are able to, set aside items like soap, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfecting wipes, and general household cleaning supplies that you can use to disinfect surfaces you touch regularly   Repost from ready.gov


The SW3 is a reliable multifunctional emergency radio, which combines flashlight, smartphone charger, FM/AM/NOAA weather radio, reading lamp, motion sensor light, reflective strip, SOS alarm and strobe light all in one. With 4 charging methods, there’s always a way to keep it powered no matter how bad the situation is.

Take it with you on an outdoor trip, you can have a joyful time with its AM/FM radio or fully immerse in your peaceful reading time with the company of the reading lamp. Add it to your emergency kit, it’s always ready to get you out of the dark and keep you safe in a power outage, bad weather, harsh environment, dangerous situation, etc. It’s also ready to keep your mobile devices alive. Definitely an ideal choice for home, car, emergency and outdoor!
 

Reflective Strip

There’s a reflective strip at the bottom of the SW3 radio. It helps the rescue team easier to spot you no matter how worse the situation is.
 

Longer Dial Knobs

When testing similar emergency radios on the market, we found the volume and tuning dial knobs of most radios are too short to make fine tuning. Improved with longer dial knobs, the SW3 is easier to operate.
 

Adjustable Hand Strap

The SW3 comes with a longer hand strap, more comfortable for big hands. It’s also adjustable to be a hand strap or a long strap attach the SW3 to your backpack. No worry about dropping it in your adventure.
 

Bigger Carabiner Clip

Considering different backpacks have different belt designs and sizes, we provide a bigger carabiner More portable and securer on the go.
 

Specification:
Radio Frequency Range:
US Version: NOAA 162.400-162.550MHz | FM 87-108MHz | AM 52-171KHz
EU Version: FM 87-108MHz | AM 52-162KHz Power Capacity/Voltage: 4000mAh/3.7V
Battery Type: 18650 Li-ion battery
Waterproof Level: IPX3
Dimensions: 6.3*3.15*1.97 inch | 16*8*5 cm
Weight: 13.4oz/0.38kg


Wgat's in the box:
1 x SW3 Radio
1 x Hand Strap
1 x Carabiner Clip
1 x User Manual
1 x USB Charging Cable
2 x 18650 Li-ion Battery


1 Year and 6 months
Manufacturer's Warranty.
• Radioddity's limited warranty applies to all BRAND NEW items sold by radioddity.com and other authorized dealers (except Xiegu).
• This warranty is non-transferable and proof of purchase from us or an authorized dealer is required for warranty service.
• For Xiegu items, we provide a 1 year warranty.
 


What Does This Limited Warranty Cover?

We warrant that the Products are free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and use in accordance with the respective Product user manual, during the Warranty Period. Please refer to the Instructions inside each package for a description of proper use and care of the unit.


What Does This Limited Warranty Not Cover?

This limited warranty does not cover damages directly or indirectly arising or resulting from or during:

(1) accident, misuse, abuse, vandalism or acts of God (including lightning and other weather conditions)

(2) use with another product or other damage or loss suffered by the use or combination of any other item

(3) improper or inadequate maintenance

(4) repairs by an unauthorized service technician

(5) normal wear and tear
 

Open Box

Open Box items are products that have damaged packaging or are otherwise not suitable to be sold as new. All items are tested to be working by a member of our team.

Open Box items come with a 6-month warranty instead of the standard 18 months warranty and are not eligible for any warranty extension offered to new products. We will not accept returns of Open Box items due to cosmetic damage or other non-performance-related issues. All sales of Open Box items are final and not eligible for a return or refund.

If for some reason the item is defective on arrival, please contact
support@radioddity.com so we can arrange a replacement.


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All orders will be processed within 1 business day after full payment is received. The tracking number will be updated as soon as it's available and be sent to the Radioddity Members. So We strongly suggest you register as a Radioddity Member (CLICK HERE). If the item you ordered is temporarily out-of-stock, you will be contacted by our customer service representatives. You can choose to wait for restocking or cancel the order.
 

Flat Shipping Rates
 

 

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Flat fee

$9.99 for US & EU

Free when order amount ≥ $99.99 for US & EU

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➤ Germany warehouse (Berlin)
➤ US/DE/IT/FR/ES Amazon warehouse

Delivery time

5-7 days
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2. US Shipping does not include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico area. Please contact us for detailed shipping fee.
3. For Canada, items will be shipped from the US warehouse, thus customs fee may occur, which won't be covered. Shipping fee would be higher.
4. For EU countries, the listed product price is VAT excluded.


 

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CLICK HERE) immediately if you need to change the shipping address or cancel your order. Please be advised that some orders are shipped very soon after placement and it will not always be possible to make changes to the shipping address and/or cancel the order.

 

>>> ALL IN ONE
What's New
Reflective Strip

A reflective strip at the bottom of SW3 helps the rescue team easier to spot you no matter how worse the situation is.

Longer Dial Knobs

Different from other radios' short knobs which are hard to make fine-tuning, Raddy SW3 is with improved longer dial knobs, easier to operate.

Adjustable Hand Strap

Longer hand strap, more comfortable for your hands. It’s adjustable and easy to attach the SW3 to your backpack. No worry about dropping it in your adventure.

Bigger Carabiner Clip

Considering different backpacks have different belt designs and sizes, we provide a bigger carabiner. More portable and securer on the go.

Latest Information Receiver

With NOAA/FM/AM radio, you can receive the latest weather/hazard reports nearby and get prepared earlier before hurricanes/storms arrive; or enjoy the music stations, talk shows, news and sports channels when you are camping, fishing, etc.

Large Capacity Power Bank

Featuring a reverse charging function, the SW3 also serves as a 5800mAh power bank to benefit your essential communication devices, such as cell phone and walkie talkies.

3 Different Light Modes
There are 3 modes for the super-bright LED flashlight, far beam, dipped beams or both. Always ready to brighten your room in a blackout and your way in the dark. You can also enjoy your book with the angle-adjustable reading lamp while camping.
Dipped Beam
Far Beam
Both
4 Different Power Sources
Hand Crank Charging

Emergency high-power manual power generation system.

Solar Power

Suitable for outdoor sunny conditions.

USB Power

A simple USB cable would be enough.

Two 18650 Li-ion Batteries

Power your radio at once for emergency use.

Specifications
Radio Frequency Range

 NOAA 162.400-162.550MH  

FM 87-108MHz 

AM 52-171KHz

Waterproof Level

 IPX3

Power Capacity/Voltage

5800mAh/3.7V

Dimensions

6.3*3.15*1.97in 

16*8*5cm

Battery Type

18650 Li-ion battery

Weight

13.4oz/0.38kg

What’s in the box
  • 1 x SW3 Radio
  • 1 x Hand Strap
  • 1 x Carabiner Clip
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x USB Charging Cable
  • 2 x 2900mAh Li-ion Battery (in SW3)
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