This hand-crank and solar-charging radio receives AM/FM and all 7 NOAA/Environment, Canada Weather bands, and can be set to automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts. It can also charge your smartphone via USB and works as an emergency LED flashlight and flashing signal beacon. Spin the hand turbine for 60 seconds to get 10-15 minutes of radio and flashlight use or place the FRX3 in the sun for a passive charging option. Plug your phone into the built-in USB smart phone charger that allows a 30 second emergency phone call with one minute of cranking. This multi-powered, multi-function weather alert radio will give you access to news and information in natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.