ACR’s SR203 Survival Radio is available in models for emergency-only and emergency/everyday communications.The radio’s digital display and control buttons are backlit for operation in the dark. It automatically tunes to channel 16, has a single-push channel 16 call button and receives Weather Channel broadcasts. The radio’s battery life is more than 16 hours, according to ACR, and the company offers a lithium polymer rechargeable battery for everyday use. Prices are $690 (emergency) and $865 (dual use). ACR Electronics, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (954) 981-3333. www.acrelectronics.com
This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue.