Midland ER102 Emergency Radio with NOAA Weather
- Emergency radio with all 10 NOAA weather channels and an alert override function
- Features AM/FM radio reception, a clock with an alarm function, and a 3-LED flashlight
- Rechargeable battery can be powered by dynamo hand crank, or included AC power adapter
- Constructed to be water resistant, and backed by a manufacturer's 1-year warranty
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MIDLAND ER102 7-CHANNEL EMERGENCY CRANK RADIO WITH AM/FM/WEATHER ALERT (BLACK & WHITE)
7 WEATHER CHANNELS; WEATHER ALERT; AM/FM RADIO; DYNAMO CRANK TO RECHARGE RADIO DURING POWER OUTAGE; FREEZE ALERT; ALERT OVERRIDE SWITCHES RADIO TO THE ALERT BROADCAST IF RECEIVED WHILE LISTENING TO AM/FM RADIO;
From the Manufacturer
Midland's ER102 emergency crank radio has a dynamo power crank to recharge its batteries without access to electricity. Because it is constructed to be water resistant, it can be used in almost any environment. This radio runs on a Midland rechargeable NiMH battery pack and offers three possible power sources including the Dynamo Crank, AC Adapter, or 3 AAA batteries. The ER102 can also recharge devices that use a USB port such as a cell phone. This radio comes in a stylish black and silver color scheme, and is backed by a manufacturer's one-year warranty.
This Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio is perfect for severe weather survival and is ideal for hiking or camping enthusiasts because of its ability to function in almost any emergency situation.
Dynamo Crank- Allows you to recharge the radio during a power outage or anytime away from a power source.
Backlit LCD- Allows for easy nighttime viewing.
AM/FM Radio- Allows you to listen to news bulletin updates during an emergency.
Clock With Alarm- 12-Hour clock display with alarm and snooze.
NOAA All-Hazards Alert Weather Radio- Notification of severe weather information 24/7.
Alert Override- Automatically switches for emergency weather alerts while listening to the radio.
Visual Alert- Flashlight and LCD flashes during alerts for the hearing impaired.
Freeze Alert- Alerts you when the temperature has dropped below freezing point.
Flashlight- Offers light during a power outage situation.
3 Types of Power- Dynamo Crank, AC Adapter, or 3 AAA alkaline batteries (not included).
Water Resistant- Protects the radio from light water exposure.
Cell Phone Charger- Allows you to connect electronic devices such as cell phones and charge with USB adapter.
What's in the Box
Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio, AC Adapter, Owner’s Manual
Top customer reviews
I went with this one because I liked the multiple power source options: battery, charged up from the plug, and the crank. I also liked that you can use it to listen to a regular AM or FM station and it will switch over to weather should an alert become active. It can also be off and in a stand-by mode but will activate if there is severe weather.
I recently went to my cabin and had this radio up there for the first time. I was able to find a clear weather channel (several, actually)as well as a favorite FM station even though the cabin is a bit isolated - I barely get a cell phone signal.
That evening I was listening to the FM radio when it went into alert mode and started providing weather information. It had been raining and apparently there were now some flash flood warnings, watches, etc. as well as high wind issues in the area. It worked just great.
I didn't bring the charging plug and had not got any batteries for it yet, so I was using it just off the charged up internal battery. I estimate, on the conservative side, that I got about 10 hours of listening time before the battery ran down. I thought that was pretty good.
I also did some work in the crawl space of my cabin while I was up there. Again I was able to bring this radio with me to listed to FM. By the time I had emerged from my work, it had gotten dark. Used the flashlight to get back up into the cabin. Handy.
This radio is small enough to move around easily. I put it in a medium size duffle bag that I pack my clothes in when going away for a couple of days.
The sound quality is not fantastic, but I didn't expect it to be. Remember car radios that had that one speaker up in the dashboard. Gets the job done, but don't look for the bass and treble adjustments!
I think this radio deserves a strong consideration if you want to be sure you are alerted to severe weather at home or a vacation spot. The clock, alarm, temperature display, freeze alert, etc. are all icing on the cake.
I am please with the radio. small in size but it has weight and sounds fine. It is not a Bose Acoustimas system but the price told me that in the first place.
The knobs and switches are simple and well thought out. The features are plentiful including red lighted background, flash;light built in, crank for charging, telescoping antenna and a sturdy carrying handle.
I had only one small problem with it so far and that was my fault so I will pass this along so you don't get egg on your face like I did on mine! The instructions say to charge the rechargeable internal battery for 12 hours before you use the radio for very long. I lifted up the little rubber flap on the back where the headphones and USB port are and tried the adapter p[lug in the first hole I saw and it fit perfectly so I proceeded to plug it into the wall and the little red charging light didn't come on. I decided to let it charge and see how it did the next day. Well, it was the same and I was so frustrated that I called the toll free number and spoke with a technician. He asked me to please lift the rubber flap and plug the adapter into the hole on the top right. I did and the light went on just like it should. I therefore have a well charged headphone jack!
First: the built in battery is low capacity and suffers from self discharge within two weeks. Don't think that you can simply use it with the adapter, because none comes with the unit. The usb jack does not charge the battery, it is to charge other devices from the radio. A good idea but it would be better if bidirectional.
Second: the built in "dynamo" = tiny generator, is about useless unless you are an energetic child. 100 cranks gives you seconds of use!
Third: The tuning circuit uses a simple and cheap 3/4 turn potentiometer. It is difficult to find the center of the channel, and is far too sensitive.
Fourth: The sensitivity (of reception) is rather poor. If you live even a moderate distance from the transmitter, reception will be poor. The radio also suffers from interference and what sounds like intermodulation. Weather reception is poor on the one or two channels that receive at all. With this in mind, the lack of a connection for an outside antenna is a major oversight/poor decision.
Fifth: Sound quality is OK for a tiny speaker in a compact radio with an anemic amplifier.
In conclusion, this radio does not begin to live up to it's presentation. Nice to read about, meh to use. I replaced mine with a Sony model. Better in most respects.