Poll

What is your favorite weather radio brand?

Midland
7 (53.8%)
Sangean
1 (7.7%)
Acu-Rite
2 (15.4%)
Cobra
0 (0%)
Kaito
0 (0%)
LaCrosse Technology
0 (0%)
Motorola
0 (0%)
Oregon Scientific
0 (0%)
Radio Shack
0 (0%)
Reecom
3 (23.1%)
Any emergency radio company (Eton, RunningSnail, iRonsnow, etc.)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 13

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Offline SPCFresno561

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Favorite Weather Radio Brand
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:26:30 PM »
Thanks for participating in this poll!

My personal fav - Midland
(Runner-up - Acu-Rite)

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Offline jimform2k1

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Re: Favorite Weather Radio Brand
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 01:37:41 PM »
Nice poll.

Acu-Rite is not high on my list.  I've had a display go bad and a speaker die (probably because of the auto raising of the volume to max).

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Re: Favorite Weather Radio Brand
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 12:25:38 AM »
Thanks for the kind words. Glad you like it.

As far as Acu-Rite is concerned, I donít like the auto-maximum volume thing. As we already know, sometimes the computer voices (more so when Tom was the voice) sound creepy during warnings, and having the voices blasting at 90 decibels a few feet from my ear didnít really help. That thing would wake me up SO fast when a warning would go off, and I would be ticked off if it was for something 50 miles away (I use SAME, but my county, Fresno, is large). I have a Midland as my desktop radio now, and rarely use the AcuRite. In defense of AcuRite, their radio IS lightweight and has decent reception.

Doesnít really matter too much. Have a good holiday season!  8-)

 

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