Motorola T9680RSAME Rechargeable Talkabout Emergency 2-Way Weather Radios are the perfect companion for that field trip, canoe trip or long bike ride with a friend or family.
With an extended communication range, these radios can save your life when you are out in the "boonies" or even if you are simply out for a Sunday stroll and need to check on the weather. Using Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME), you can eliminate useless, non-localized weather broadcasts and, instead, receive only those forecasts that pertain to your area. In addition, depending upon the type of weather situation, the SAME radio displays a specific 3-letter code - and you will get a vocal alert when a specific weather bulletin is issued.
Even if you are sitting home and doing nothing but reading a book, wouldn't it be nice to know when a hurricane, flood or other nature disaster warning is being issued? You have 7 NOAA channels (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to choose from for both local and regional information.
For safety sake, your T9680RSAME is also a two-way communicator which will let you keep tabs on the young ones. Even if your family is in two separate cars, you'll be able to communicate freely.
And no need to worry about power. If you NiMH battery fails, simply add three "AA" batteries and you're up and running again with about 30 hours of talk time.