Portable radio

Information is essential in a disaster. If you don’t know what’s going on, you will not be able to prepare or respond safely and in the proper manner. Unfortunately, in a disaster electricity supply may be cut over a wide area rendering television, computers and mains powered radios useless.

Even supply to Internet providers could be impacted making the Internet unavailable to battery powered laptops and portable devices inadequate.

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster. The Australian emergency broadcaster, ABC, has radio stations which broadcast on both AM and FM frequencies. Locate your local ABC frequency and store it into the memory of your battery powered radio or place a line on the dial if you have analog tuning.

Now is a good time to head to your car and program the frequencies into your car radio as well.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Where do I find the ABC radio frequency?

A: ABC Radio provides a frequency finder which will let you locate your local stations.


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