Review Content Portable, Light, Solidly Built Great to have in the house in case of either severe weather or in case of a power failure. Plan to buy a second one. Very good to have in an emergency Very nice to have backup radio during an emergency. Just crank it up and enjoy its many features. I wouldnt be without. A great storm radio I like this radio. During 3 hurricanes, I have wanted a hand crank radio. This one meets my needs and wants. In the Houston area, we needed the status of our area. The data that we needed was actually best obtained by tuning to the local AM 740 news radio. It became the most accurate description of the status of gasoline at service stations, road closures and the like. This radio has excellent AM reception. FM was "nice" for an escape from scary news. This radio has excellent FM reception as well. The Weather band radio uses the exact digital frequencies of the various weather bands. This radio does give you the options quickly and easily. Some reviews from other stores complained of no auto scan of these channels. I did not find this to be a problem at all. Prior to the hurricane, during the hurricane and after the hurricane, there was never a time when I would have wanted the radio to scan for a signal. The weather radio channels run a continuous statement. It is easy to find a channel with active alerts. Hand Crank Radio We needed a good weather radio for storm outages in our area. This seems to be a good product with a number of power options and good sound quality.