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dedmiston

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Posted: 04/12/21 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

OP NEEDS to check there current radio in a location that they KNOW it should work BEFORE BLAMING THE RADIO.


Kinda preachy there, big guy. Dial it back a couple notches.

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Always carried a 110v/battery weather radio in our trailers. Never a reception problem as long as it was positioned in front of a window. Guess we weren't sufficiently removed from civilization. That said, that radio passed on to electronic heaven last year. Replaced it with a Midland 110v/battery model for about 30 or so bucks on Amazon. Works great and will absolutely raise the dead at 4am when the alarm goes off.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Always carried a 110v/battery weather radio in our trailers. Never a reception problem as long as it was positioned in front of a window. Guess we weren't sufficiently removed from civilization. That said, that radio passed on to electronic heaven last year. Replaced it with a Midland 110v/battery model for about 30 or so bucks on Amazon. Works great and will absolutely raise the dead at 4am when the alarm goes off.


If you get one with a alarm, and it would be a good idea to do so, get one with SAME installed in it. This allows you to set the alarm to only go off for your area. I've have had a regular weather radio without the SAME in my house and I got tired of it waking me up for a storm that was 40 miles past my home already.

I live in the upper midwest. In the spring in my area there are a lot of storms that car cause the radio to alarm , again and again all night long. Even when it is no where near me. The SAME feature blocks out most of those false alarms.

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Posted: 04/13/21 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a small hand held Oregon Scientific weather radio and 2 Midland FRS/GRMS radios with weather bands.

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My wife and I live in an area where Tornadoes are a thing. I would love to have an alert radio that turns on and starts giving out information. Willing to spend $100 or less to get one. Would like it to be wall and battery-powered at the least. Obviously, reliability is important.

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DJcoh wrote:

My wife and I live in an area where Tornadoes are a thing. I would love to have an alert radio that turns on and starts giving out information. Willing to spend $100 or less to get one. Would like it to be wall and battery-powered at the least. Obviously, reliability is important.


Your just going to have to look around on-line at the reviews and purchase the one you think is best. There are so many of them out there that it's just a guess, and a personal preference, to which one you want.

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I spend a fair amount of time outdoors and I think I need a solid 2-way radio pair that I can use to talk and I guess a shorter range radio works for me. However, looking for these reviews https://www.whollyoutdoor.com/best-shortwave-radios-reviews/ and need expert recommendation which one to choose also is there any way to use 'em without a license.

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