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Old 12-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #21
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You can also set up your smart phone to receive advisories for your location.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:47 PM   #22
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A hint on using NOAA weather radio when traveling: The notifications often refer to counties, and if you are not really familiar with the areas you will travel through, you need a map with good county info. to find out if an alert pertains to your location or route. Something like this PDF file is good because it can scale up for detail:

http://www.county.org/about-texas-co.../countymap.pdf

You can then compare with a normal atlas view to locate your position in relation to cities and roads.
Here's the link to NOAA's listing by state and city.
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NOAA has a website with all the states listed, and all the xmitter sites by city once you click on the state. All the frequencies and power I watts.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:50 PM   #24
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You can also set up your smart phone to receive advisories for your location.
This is what we do although it doesn't work if we are in a cellular dead spot but we have yet for that to occur when stopped for the night. It has worked well so far as we've been woken up a couple of times for severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:00 PM   #25
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This is what we do although it doesn't work if we are in a cellular dead spot but we have yet for that to occur when stopped for the night. It has worked well so far as we've been woken up a couple of times for severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service.

I think the built-in weather alerts don't use cell technology. I think it's radio based in some way. There was a govt page on it that described it.

I'd still like a hard radio in addition to my phone.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:42 PM   #26
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Don't go to Cass, West Virginia. No cell service and 2 pay phones in the town. Also no TV and 1 am radio station , also was told most GPS doesn't work.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:37 PM   #27
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Don't go to Cass, West Virginia. No cell service and 2 pay phones in the town. Also no TV and 1 am radio station , also was told most GPS doesn't work.
Kind'a down on that town are ya? I guess you found the end of the earth.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:39 PM   #28
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Don't go to Cass, West Virginia. No cell service and 2 pay phones in the town. Also no TV and 1 am radio station , also was told most GPS doesn't work.
That's because Cass is right next to Green Bank, WV, the country's "quietest town," where this stuff is banned. The telescope in Green Bank is listening to galaxies.

America's quietest town: Where cell phones are banned
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:36 PM   #29
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I have two each of the Eton Axis and the Eton Rover. They have the best hand cranks I have ever used, but do charge via USB as well.

The Rover a bit more space saving and more ergo-dynamic to crank. http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/Eton...FYQ6aQodyvcHYw

The Rover does not have an alert and is analog tuning. I always toss it in a suitcase when traveling, and keep the second one in my office.



The Axis has the alert and digital tuning. It takes regular batteries, too, and also uses a rechargeable battery like a cordless phone. One is by my bed and one is in the TT http://www.amazon.com/American-Self-...t_sims?ie=UTF8



(I am at the opposite end of the state from Cass. The railroad is pretty, though.)
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:25 PM   #30
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Ependydad, We have been using an old Radio Shack NOAA weather radio for years. Have been looking to upgrade to this one due to being able to select geographical areas.

radio:

http://www.amazon.com/Midland-WR120E...+weather+radio

Also, they make an optional strobe light as an extra alert feature.

Amazon.com: Midland 18-STR Strobe Light for Weather and All Hazards Alert Radios: GPS & Navigation

Can't be too careful with these dangerous storms...

Hope this helps!

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We have 2,,, a small portable we used to use when we were in the North in our old TT,,, I do like that one because it shows the temp,,, and we have a small Jensen that we use @ home,,, both can be set to Alerts !!!
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