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Old 09-28-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Suggestions for NOAH weather radio??

Finally gave up on my Concertone ZX600.
I am in the process of installing a Jensen AWM970.
Of course the Jensen is different dimensions so cabinet
modification is needed

Anyway-- the reason for this post is the Jensen does NOT
come with NOAH weather channels.

I'm looking for something cheap that will fill that gap.
Small, cheap, hand-held or table top.
Cheap.
did I mention cheap?
Really, I've googled some and there are several different
brands and models for well under $50.

What are you using for NOAH weather and what do you
like/dislike about it?

Thanks!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:01 AM   #2
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Got one of these
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Et243...mergency+radio

and one of these
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Midla...mergency+radio

They both work ok
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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If you also have a use for 2 way radios, then many come with a NOAA feature. We use 2 ways for backing communications, hiking and such, and the NOAA radio is a great add-on.

We use something similar to these: Midland LXT490VP3 Two Way Radios Great little radios....the take a licking and keep on ticking.....oh wait, that is my watch.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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I have the weather radio from LL BEAN that has crank to power or you can use batteries. it will also charge a cell phone. Has great reception and we never go camping without it.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/62136?from=SR&feat=sr
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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Finally gave up on my Concertone ZX600.
I am in the process of installing a Jensen AWM970.
Of course the Jensen is different dimensions so cabinet
modification is needed

Anyway-- the reason for this post is the Jensen does NOT
come with NOAH weather channels.

I'm looking for something cheap that will fill that gap.
Small, cheap, hand-held or table top.
Cheap.
did I mention cheap?
Really, I've googled some and there are several different
brands and models for well under $50.

What are you using for NOAH weather and what do you
like/dislike about it?

Thanks!!
I think you will love the AMW970. We made the jump to that model and really like it!
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #6
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I'm thinking real cheap like maybe this one--
Amazon.com: jWIN JXM122 Portable AM/FM Weather Band Radio: Electronics

or this one

Amazon.com: Midland ER102 Emergency Radio: Electronics

Anyone know if this midland uses batteries??
Someone here suggested one that had a crank but you could
use batteries if you wanted.

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Old 09-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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I Had a "Cheap one" and it had terrible reception and I had to manually tune in the weather stations wich was a real pain to get them "in tune". My wife then bought me the one from LL Bean. It picks up more of the weather statrions with a much stronger signal and it has the stations preset on a seperate tuning knob. No more trying to find a station.

Bottom line: You get what you pay for.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:24 PM   #8
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I bought one 2 years ago from Walmart for $15. It has the channels preset, has severe weather alarms, one touch weather report, battery back up, alarm clock, and 110V plug in. It has worked well for us so far.

I looked on the WM website and I don't see it there so they may no longer sell it.
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We use the Motorola Talkabout walkie-talkies for communications while backing the trailer, and the weather radio function on them is the most user-friendly we have encountered. It seemed that other radios required us to put in codes for our area, while these radios make it easy to get to the NOAA station giving the strongest signal. There are different models of the Talkabouts, depending on the range you need. Because all the range we needed was between the driver's seat and the back of the trailer, we probably got the cheapest. I'm guessing we paid $30 or $40 for the pair, including the charger.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:11 AM   #10
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I know you often get what you pay for but I didn't have very high
expectations so maybe I'll not be disappointed.

I went ahead and purchased a jWIN JX-M122
Amazon.com: jWIN JXM122 Portable AM/FM Weather Band Radio: Electronics
It cost under $30 and was delivered in 2 days! (It's nice to live
in a major Amazon.com/UPS hub city!)

This little radio is powered by 3 AA batteries
or the included AC adapter. It's got a digital tuner with the
6 NOAH weather channels programmed in there.
All I was interested in was weather so speaker quality and FM
reception is not an issue.
So far it's fine. It got mixed reviews on the Amazon web site.
We'll see......
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