Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

  • The ADVENTURER is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio and a powerful 3 LED flashlight, with smart charger, all in one portable package.
  • Five way charger – charge from a USB device (computer), DC, AC or wall power (optional), hand crank, or solar panel.
  • Sets itself apart from other crank chargers – you can fully charge the WR-111 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor with no cranking.
  • High quality digital tuner provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it.
  • This dependable radio, with integrated LED flashlight, offers a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options.

Power Specifications: Dynamo Power:The hand crank generator charges the internal Lithium Ion battery

Solar Power: You can play this radio with sunlight or charge the Lithium Ion battery

USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer

Rechargeable Power: 3.7V/800 mAh Lithium Ion Batery Included (non-proprietary) Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W

Radio Bands:
AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz
FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz
Digital 7-Channel Weather Band
Weather Alert Mode with audible and visual indication

Other Features: USB Charging Cable
Mini, Micro, AppleTM and USB charging tips included
3-LED Flashlight
Retractable Antenna
Audio line input
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List Price: $ 80.00

Price: $ 39.99

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6 Responses to “Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables”

  1. 242 of 245 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Product, January 30, 2012
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    JET

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    Finally, a small emergency hand crank weather radio that really works. I’ve owned several hand crank emergency radios and none of them have operated as advertised. In my opinion most of them are junk but in comparison this Ambient Weather WR-111 works great with only a few minor complaints that I will list below.

    The basic premise of an emergency radio is easy. When the crap hits the fan you need an emergency radio that you can count on to work off the grid. There are two things that this radio needs to be able to do to be useful in most emergency situations; (1) It has to be able to power up after being stored for many months without the luxury of being plugged into the electrical grid or an inexhaustible supply of alkaline batteries and (2) it needs to be able to receive radio transmissions a reasonable distance from the transmitter. Now that sounds simple, but it’s been difficult for anyone to get it right in the past while keeping the size, weight and price down. This one is very close to being done right.

    My Likes:
    (1)The price is great and the radio works extremely well.
    (2)The sound is very clear and crisp.
    (3)The digital tuner is awesome. I live 60 miles from the NOAA weather transmitter with a few mountains in between. When I first turned on the weather band in the house I could hear the weather report OK and I thought wow this is pretty good. But when I stepped near the window or went outside with the WR-111 I got perfect reception. I couldn’t believe it. It really worked. All of my other weather radios did not receive the transmission at all at this distance, inside or outside.
    (4)This is a great radio for an emergency preparedness kit but it would also be a very nice everyday solar powered compact radio.
    (5)When you get the radio even close to a window the solar panel starts to charge the battery which is indicated by the LED. Obviously outside in the direct sunlight will provide the best solar charging environment but that is not always an option. Just sitting inside on a widow sill should keep the battery charged.
    (6)This device will charge a cell phone. I tested the cell phone charging capability and it worked pretty well. I used an old cell phone just in case something went wrong. When I started the battery showed low on the phone. I left the radio and cell phone plugged together for about an hour sitting in a window so that solar charger was contributing. After a few hours my phone showed a full charge. I was surprised by this since the radio’s users manual says it will only provide a partial charge on your cell phone. Either way I’m sure the charge will be sufficient for an emergency call for help. I did not test the charging capability on an I-Pad, I-Pod or other device.
    (7)The buttons on the radio are straight forward and are easy to use. I was able to take the radio straight out of the box and make it work without looking at the manual. I did look at the manual to see how to set the clock which was also easy after reading the instructions.
    (8)The radio display is back lighted and is very easy to read in a completely dark room. I especially like that the display back lighting goes dark after a few seconds of no buttons being pushed. This extends the battery life and reduces the amount of light emitted at night.

    My dislikes:
    (1)It’s made in China. But that’s how they can sell a decent product this cheap.
    (2)The charging indicator LED is a little bright for me. The brightness may not matter to most people but if that is an issue for you, you could always cover it up with something to make it dimmer. I used one of those easy peel dots you get from an office supply store.
    (3)The WR-111’s box lists one of the radio’s features as a carabiner clip. Mine doesn’t have one that I can find so I’m not sure what it is talking about. I think it must be a typo on the box. It’s not mentioned anywhere in the users manual.
    (4)It would be nice if it included a small cloth bag for all of the plugs and cables. Until I think a better way, I will leave these parts in the zip lock bag in the bottom of the box. The whole thing is going in my primary bug out bag anyway.
    (5)The one thing that I think would improve the radios usability would be if the radio were waterproof or at least weather proof.

    My Tips:
    (1)Be sure to remove the little plastic tab from the battery compartment before using the hand crank. The manual states that cranking the radio without the battery in place or the plastic tab removed could damage the radio. And save that little plastic tab so that you can reuse it to extend the battery life while the radio is in storage.
    (2)To make sure that the battery maintains it full capacity you should fully charge the battery every few months. Every time you take the radio out of storage to charge the radio battery you need to remove the plastic battery tab before charging the battery…

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  2. 168 of 174 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ambient Weather ADVENTURER Emergency Radio, February 6, 2012
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    This review is from: Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables (Misc.)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:04 Mins

    I LOVE THIS RADIO!!! This is my review of the Ambient Weather ADVENTURER emergency radio. I left out in the video that the battery is removable and replaceable. If you live in an area that has earthquakes, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes you need this radio. In an emergency you should have 1) food 2) water 3) THIS RADIO!!!

    BE PREPARED!!

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  3. 111 of 114 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    “Weather alert” mode drains battery, April 26, 2012
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    lemon

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    Overall this is a good product. The radio itself seems sturdy. I’m a bit hard of hearing and the radio is loud enough for me. The radio stations and weather station both came in very clearly. The cell phone charger worked, as well. But the feature I was most excited about was the “weather alert” mode, and that is where a bit of disappointment settled in.

    When I first opened the box I removed the tab from the battery compartment and fully charged the radio with the USB adapter per the manual recommendations. I listened to the radio for 30 minutes and then set it on “weather alert” mode. I placed the radio in a sunny window so it would continue to charge through the solar panel. The next morning when I woke up I noticed the radio was no longer in weather alert mode and only the time was displayed on the radio. I turned the radio on and got about 3 mins of play before it shut off and flashed a battery warning.

    I was confused as to why the radio only gave me 30 minutes of play before quitting on me after a full charge. I suspected either I had a faulty product or the “weather alert” mode was a power drain to the product.

    I e-mailed Ambient Weather and got a very quick response from Ed, who confirmed my suspicion that the “weather alert” mode drains the battery. He recommended that I purchase a USB to AC adapter for when the radio is in “weather alert” mode. He also said that the solar charge feature wasn’t enough to keep up with the “weather alert” mode. He did say that they needed to include that information in the manual in the future.

    I am disappointed in the fact that I couldn’t just set the radio in the window and kind of forget about it until I received a “weather alert.” Other than that, I’m happy with the purchase.

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  4. R. Mueller "Self Discovery" Reply August 12, 2012 at 11:38 am
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I learned more about UV rays from this product than any book, April 12, 2009
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    When my father died of skin cancer, I wanted to learn more about just how much UV ray exposure I was getting. I purchased these beads and made a bracelet for myself. I was amazed to find out just how often I was being exposed to UV rays (even on extremely overcast days). These beads taught me more than any book could have. They all change color pretty well with the exception of the yellow beads — all the rest get an A+ in my book.

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  5. M. Le "teach science" Reply August 12, 2012 at 11:58 am
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    More would beads would have been great, April 24, 2009
    This review is from: Solar Energy Beads – Beads change color in the sun! (Office Product)

    I really liked the beads and the arrived quickly. My only complaint is that for the value I would have expected more beads. They got their supply from Steve Spangler which sells the same product at the same price but you get more. Other than that I would pass on the info to fellow friends and suggest this vendor as they were very quick at mailing and responding to my email.

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  6. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Rip off!, August 4, 2010
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    I got these for my sister for her birthday, and when they came in the mail, I got one package. there are less than 30 beads in it! Three of the packages could easily fit in my retainer case! Almost 12 dollars for 30 beads, they should at least tell you how many are in the package! and they didn’t even work good! Only have of the package actually worked!

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