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Old 12-27-2015, 08:02 PM   #11
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I just took the pick. If you look, we are under a flood warning. The audible went off last night but the display keeps going until out of the specified(NOAA) time for it, as does the flashing red light on the left that I should have included.

I researched bang for the buck and this was it.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:49 PM   #12
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:07 PM   #13
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I think most any of them will work OK. You can get some pretty ritzy ones these days.

I've got a Realistic (Radio Shack) WeatherAlert that looks like an old pocket transistor radio with a pull-out extendable antenna. Three crystal channels that you can switch between. It has a stand-by mode where you can leave it on, but you won't hear the radio; but if the NWS sends out an alert, it will start beeping at you. Runs on a standard 9 volt battery or plug in wall-wart.

It's 36 yrs old and still going strong!
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #14
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I use Weather bug on my cell phone and have it set to give alerts. Has gone off several times when I have been driving for work. Also look at the accuWeather app for on your phone.
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:54 PM   #15
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I use Weather bug on my cell phone and have it set to give alerts. Has gone off several times when I have been driving for work. Also look at the accuWeather app for on your phone.
X2.. The WeatherBug app can also pinpoint where you are via your phone GPS and give you alerts for your location. Live radar, lightening detector and accurate to within 30 feet. I had this tested on my property during a storm last summer. Lightening detector said it hit behind my house and sure enough found the tree.

Also have a Midland Weather radio for areas without cell phone service.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:12 PM   #17
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Weather Radio

We have the older Midland WR-100 and it works just great. Easy to set up and tune.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:20 PM   #18
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Weather Alert models are the best. You can choose between AC models with battery backup or rechargeable units that are small and easy to carry. We have simple weather channels in our CB and dash entertainment unit but must push the buttons manually to tune in. SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) which are county specific would be nice when camped in the same location for a bit but would not be fun to reprogram multiple times a day while driving. Our iPhones have emergency notification in them which is a nice alternative. What ever you do, you need to be in range of a signal.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:55 PM   #19
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We are considering installing a CB with NOAA channel.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

This CB/weather radio can be hand held or dash mount with external antenna. Truckers can be one of the best sources of traffic conditions while on the road. We had only a CB in our RV years ago. We got into black ice in the Chicago/Indiana area and the truckers were advising to get off the roads. If they say get off, you know the roads are bad. Obviously, we also knew the roads were bad, but not to what extent. This type of radio will also tell you if there is an accident or other delay ahead.
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We are considering installing a CB with NOAA channel.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

This CB/weather radio can be hand held or dash mount with external antenna. Truckers can be one of the best sources of traffic conditions while on the road. We had only a CB in our RV years ago. We got into black ice in the Chicago/Indiana area and the truckers were advising to get off the roads. If they say get off, you know the roads are bad. Obviously, we also knew the roads were bad, but not to what extent. This type of radio will also tell you if there is an accident or other delay ahead.
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Start a new thread about this. I advise you to get more input prior to installation and purchase. If installing, you could wind up with some ugly permanent mounting and discover that the performance is not the best. If you choose hand held, no mess but you may still have a less than desired performance from your purchase. Lot's of gotcha's with a CB.

I won't go on about it on this thread.
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