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Old 04-05-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Slick Weather Radio

My local Wal-Mart has a weather radio on sale for $20. It has a slick feature that I haven't seen before, so I thought I would post.

You tune in the local weather band and then set it to "alarm" when a weather alert is broadcast. Sits on my desk at home without making a sound and then about 3AM last night it starts chirping and turns on the weather band to tell me all about a severe thunderstorm that's in the area.

After 5 minutes it turns itself off again. Works on AC and/or 3AAs.

It's a "Midland WR-100".
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Link please.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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Here is a link to the product. They had a pile at Wal-Mart on clearance for $20. No idea if that's just a local Tulsa thing.

http://www.midlandradio.com/Desktops-Weather.OCS/WR-100
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Ah yes, we got one of those a few years ago. Pretty nifty, but my wife does not like getting up at 3 in the morning to shut it off...even if it is really a storm. The dogs like it even less. It also goes off when an Amber Alert is issued.

All that said, they do really work great, and I try to keep it going.
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Sounds like a pretty nice radio. Hopefully local WalMart will have it.
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The local Publix Super Markets sell them for $29.99. We bought one two years ago to replace the 30 year old Radio Shack model that is now in the camper. The old one works great and I don't have to program the county I'm in each trip.
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Another good option for weather radios is the Motorola Talkabout. They find the closest weather station without the need for programming. And we use them to communicate while backing the trailer.
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The local Publix Super Markets sell them for $29.99. We bought one two years ago to replace the 30 year old Radio Shack model that is now in the camper. The old one works great and I don't have to program the county I'm in each trip.
We have an old radio shack one and a new one from Walmart. They both work fine but the radio shack one I can turn the Alert Signal volume down. The walmart midlands one has a *very* loud alert tone before the actual watch/warning dialog begins.

The new midlands one is now in the main part of the house and the old radio shack one is in the bedroom
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