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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Midland ER300 Weather Radio Test

A while back Midland sent me their latest NOAA weather radio to test. I finally had an opportunity to really test it and go through all of the functions and features and I have to say this little gem is a nice piece of equipment to have! Most of us who work with Midland are in the weather world and realize the need for everyone to have an NOAA weather radio - but the ER300 isn't your ordinary weather radio. The ER300 IS an emergency radio. With everything from a flashlight to an emergency dog whistle to powering your cell phone via it's USB port -- it has many features that could really help you in an emergency.

During this season I plan on using the ER300 during our tours as well as on the home front and will give it a full report but until then, suffice it to say that this is one great piece of equipment to have. It is a portable radio so it can be taken almost anywhere, it can be cranked to charge the battery or charged with the USB cable supplied, which is very nice in case of a real emergency type situation. Below are some of the features offered:

Multiple Sustainable Power Sources – Solar, hand crank, rechargeable battery
  • Extremely Bright Flashlight Uses Cree®* LEDs – 1400 Lux
  • SOS Flashlight Beacon – Activates Morse code for emergency assistance
  • Ultrasonic Dog Whistle - May assist search and rescue teams in locating individuals during an emergency situation
  • Long Battery Life – 2000 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery gives up to 25 hours of normal use
  • Smartphone/Tablet Charger – Charge your devices through USB connection
  • NOAA Weather Radio with Alert – Weather alerts sound when issued on local channel
  • Low/High Flashlight Brightness Settings – Lets you adjust to conserve battery life
  • Ideal for Emergency Preparedness, Camping, Beach, Park, and Everyday Use
  • 6 ‘AA’ Battery Back-Up Power Option**

    I recommend anyone who might be looking for a weather radio or a radio to have for emergency situations give this radio a look - it could very well save your life! We will do a full report during the severe weather season. Stay tuned! To find find out more about this radio or other equipment and goodies Midland offers, please visit their website here:

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