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Weather radio - dkmac - 11-16-2011 02:21 PM

I need a good weather radio. The cordless one I have has crapped out, and this time I want one that's hardwired, but also has a built-in battery back-up that will last long enough for short power outages.

Any suggestions?

Thx.


Weather radio - Joe-Nathan - 11-16-2011 02:29 PM

Mac,
I think you can pick up form Walgreens or Wallyworld for about $40. They are even programable to your zip code and what alerts you want.

example:

Midland WR 300 Weather alert radio
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or look here:

http://www.weatherradiostore.com/?s=g&gclid=CK-BzZvyu6wCFYtR7Aod1yuLqA


Weather radio - dkmac - 11-16-2011 04:18 PM

Thanks Joe-Nathan!

I looked the WR300 at Amazon and found a lot of negative reviews about the reception, and difficulty to program the unit. Since I didn't need the AM/FM/Alarm function - the receiver in my entertainment center, and the radio alarm clock both have radio's built-in, plus I have a battery operated radio to use for short-term outages - I got the WR120 which has the same features of the 300, including the SAME receiving feature and battery back-up and had better reviews. Plus I can buy a case of beer with what I saved over the WR300. Cool


Weather radio - Joe-Nathan - 11-16-2011 04:21 PM

Ma, dats smart tinking dar...


Weather radio - kobayashi - 11-19-2011 02:22 PM

dkmac Wrote:Thanks Joe-Nathan!

I looked the WR300 at Amazon and found a lot of negative reviews about the reception, and difficulty to program the unit. Since I didn't need the AM/FM/Alarm function - the receiver in my entertainment center, and the radio alarm clock both have radio's built-in, plus I have a battery operated radio to use for short-term outages - I got the WR120 which has the same features of the 300, including the SAME receiving feature and battery back-up and had better reviews. Plus I can buy a case of beer with what I saved over the WR300. Cool


Check out CCRANE'S Weather Radio section at
http://www.ccrane.com/radios/weather-radios/

Also Universal Radio's weather radios at http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/wx.html

CCRANE specializes in radio and paraphenialia for DX'ing AM and FM as well as emergency etc

UNIVERSAL Specializes in HAM etc

In both cases they don't deal in junk products


On and off I've looked for good but vanilla AM radio's that got as good a reception as my car's AM radio; problem with web reviews at places like Amazon is lots of ignorant and bogus reviews


BTW - gotta local Radio Shack??

Add on: Midlands are good and have been around Forever...check them at CCRANE


Weather radio - dkmac - 12-28-2011 03:06 PM

Santa delivered the Midland WR120. Took me all of 5 minutes to set-up and it gets great reception sitting on top of the entertainment center in the den. Thanks for the advice Joe-Nathan and Kobayashi!