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Saturday, June 9, 2012

NOAA Weather Radio With Tone Alert



NOAA Weather Radio With Tone Alert

Midland WR-100C Weather/All Hazards/Civil Emergency Alert Monitor

Features:
  • Receives All NOAA Weather Channels
  • S.A.M.E. Technology
  • Memory System for 25 Counties
  • Clock with Alarm
  • User Selectable Warning , Siren, Voice or Flashing LED
Stay alert to the conditions that affect you with Midland's WR-100 weather/all-hazard radio. The unit offers S.A.M.E. technology (Specific Area Message Encoding), which preprograms the device to receive only those warnings that apply to your local area--you can choose state, county, and/or nearby counties. The single-speaker radio offers 25 programmable county codes, access to 7 NOAA weather channels, time/date and alarm functions, and a choice of voice, siren, or tone alert.

In the event of special warning broadcasts, the monitor is automatically activated along with a loud tone, an LED light and an alert message on its 8-character LCD. Emergency weather bulletins include alerts about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms, and other severe weather. Other emergencies might include Amber alerts, explosions, fires, or hazardous chemical spills.

The radio uses the supplied AC power adapter or 3 AA backup batteries (not included). Batteries should give you approximately 24 hours of continuous operation; the clock will run for at least 10 days on batteries when the monitor is turned off (using the monitor on/off control). This product works perfect and was a great price especially with the rebate.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Portable Weather Alert Radio



Portable Weather Alert Radio

Features:
  • NOAA Public AlertTM certified radio Monitors U.S. Emergency All Hazards, and Emergency Alert System (EAS) weather bulletins, warnings, & forecasts
  • Flexible programming - select Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) broadcasts in up to 9 different locations
  • 3 levels of messages: Statement, Watch, Warning, and Test in English, French, or Spanish
  • Clock with alarm
  • Includes rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack, belt clip, and charging dock
This portable weather alert radio is easy to program, just don't put too many codes into it, I had put family's codes into it so I could call them to alert them. But after my radio went off at 2AM about a flash flood warning in an area 50 miles away, I got that relative her own radio and deleted her code from my radio.

The alarm is loud, unless my TV is too loud, I can hear it anywhere in the condo. actually, my area is under a severe storm watch now, I was not home when the alarm went off, but the message scrolls across the screen until the alert is over or it is replaced with another alert. Again, this is essential for all. If a tornado is in my area at 3AM, I want to know, by the way, as I was proofing this, my alarm went off for severe storm for my area.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Best Weather Alert Radio



Best Weather Alert Radio


Rear controls/ports, left to right: external antenna, cleaning port, external alert, power button.

Midland Radio WR-120B Features:
  • Public-alert certified monitor receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
  • SAME alert programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
  • 25-county memory system; 90 dB siren, voice alert, and flashing LED warning systems
  • Uses three AA alkaline batteries for emergency power back-up in the event of power outage
  • Built-in clock with alarm and snooze; measures 6.0 x 1.5 x 5.0 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
  • Receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
  • SAME programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
  • Trilingual (English Spanish French) Compact alert monitor for weather, civil emergency, and other hazards.
This is a really nice radio, with a great deal at Amazon.com! My home's household current glitches the radio on a 6-plug extender, but I fixed that by unplugging my iPad charger and the radio's power adapter, and plugging those into the regular outlet. When the 6-plug adapter was used, the antenna had to be in a certain position (even though it's by a window!) and now - any antenna position I want, it works like my WR-100 did - like a charm. It hasn't sounded yet, so I don't have a full review. (It came on test day, but wasn't opened until quarter of 3 PM. I'd recommend this radio to anyone who needs a radio and is worth every penny!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weather Alert Radio Ratings

Weather Alert Radio Ratings



Midland WB150 Emergency Weather All Hazard Alert Radios Combo Pack with the WR100 and HH50
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MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio
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First Alert Public Alert radio
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Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Digital Solar/Dynamo AM/FM/LW/SW & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with Alert & RDS, Black
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Reecom R-1650 Weather Alert All Hazard Alert Radio

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(37 customer reviews)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First Alert Weather Radio WX-150



First Alert Weather Radio WX-150

Features:
  • Automatically alerts you to a wide variety of severe weather and civil emergencies in your area
  • Monitors NOAA weather band day and night, receiving a total of 79 emergency civil and severe weather messages
  • Utilizes S.A.M.E. to help you avoid non-local alerts, and is programmable to receive warnings for emergencies specific to your area
  • Easy-to-read digital LCD screen shows you time and date, and scrolls through message information during emergencies
  • Wall mountable, with a battery back-up for power outages, and a manufacturer's 90-day warranty
This radio can be programmed not to sound alerts which are unimportant to me. For example, I don't want to hear flash flood warnings as I am not in an area prone to flooding. Basically, what I really want are tornado warnings when issued for three specific counties in Tennessee and one county in Kentucky. This radio can do that. (There are some alerts which cannot be blocked, but these are rare, for example a chemical hazard warning.)

The radio is fairly easy to program. It took me about 30 minutes to get everything the way I wanted it. It runs on AC power and has backup power provided by 4 AA batteries (not included). Overall, I rate this as a very effective, well-designed product, and I have just purchased some additional units for friends.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Reecom Weather Alert Radio



Reecom Weather Alert Radio

Reecom R-1650 Weather Alert All Hazard Alert Radio

Product Description:

The Reecom R-1650 is a desktop weather alert radio with AM/FM clock radio and all digital operations, equipped with Reecom's proprietary technology which can quickly track and decode S.A.M.E. alert signals. In case of power outage which usually happens during emergency period, the R-1650 will run on back-up battery (4 'AA' size, battery not included) for more than 185 Hours in standby mode operation. This is the most valuable and unique feature found in the Reecom alert radios. In the mean time, the R-1650 radio also features in:

1. Easy programming, the R-1650 lets you to select down to single county and suppress other alerts.
2. Receiving over 80 emergencies, including Tornado Warnings, Amber Alerts (for missing children), Severe Weather, terrorist attacks and more.
3. Back light LCD display with wide angle viewable.
4. Effective Time Display and auto-count down for active alert(s) (up to 25 active alerts).
5. Flashing LED lights display the severity level of the emergency (Warning, Watch or Advisory/Statement).
6. 25 Event Memories with Date / Time Log which you can scroll back through the received alerts and tests with date and time accordingly.
7. 26 County Code memories available.
8. Defeat Siren Function, up to 48 individual alert messages you can enable or disable.
9. Digital Volume Controls, the siren and voice volumes are independently settable, with a wide range from very low to max 90dB loudness of which 16 volume levels for each siren tone and voice.
10. Automatically switch from AM/FM radio to All Hazards / Weather Alert.

Additional features include dual alarm clocks with snooze, dual radio timers, 16 station preset memories, Intro-scan function, sleep timer, selectable continuous backlight, built-in electronic digital calendar displaying Date / Week Day and Clock Time. What's in the Box: Reecom R-1650 Alert Radio, AC power adapter, and an Owner's Manual. Warranty: One (1) Year.

This is a very good weather radio with S.A.M.E. It's not perfect, but as close as any will come. Programming is cumbersome, performance is excellent. My wife and I sleep on a different level of our home than our children and I trust my family's life with this product. I have tried many and wouldn't use any other product on the market right now. Would get five stars if programming were a little more user-friendly.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

First Alert Weather Radio



First Alert Public Alert radio

Product Description:

The smartest most plete Public Alert radio on the market. s handicapped devices. LCD Display in English or Spanish languages. Automatically alerts 24/7 for up to 80 emergencies; S.A.M.E. technology to eliminate unwanted alerting; Receives all 7 NOAA weather band channels; Equipped with external trigger for handicapped devices; Internal database automates FIPS programming; Operates in English or Spanish; Battery back-up ensures operation during power failures? features trickle charge for rechargeable battery; LCD information rich display for warning information; Meets Public Alert (CEA-2009A) standard; Dual Alarm Clocks; Compact lightweight for camping outdoor or travel; AC adapter included.

Product Details:

Dimensions: 10.50" h x 9.00" w x 3.00" l, 1.75 pounds

Features:
  • Public Alert model CEA 2009 certified with Externa
  • weather-temperature-sensors
  • 21 Piece Travel Tool Kit Set
  • SAM-GTL-BKBOOK
This First Alert Weather Radio is easy to set up and has the SAME functionality which is important to me since I didn't want to hear warnings for places that weren't near to me. Other units I looked at had extra options like AM/FM radio but I didn't need those features. I just wanted something that would wake me up if a tornado was coming my way. This will warn you of many other things and you can set what you want to be notified about. Follow the instructions, it's pretty easy. It also will take rechargeable NiMH or Ni-Cad batteries and keep them charged. Or, you can switch it to accept Alkaline. The battery backup is important to have. Great unit, no complaints.

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