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Offline ANTHONYMC482

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Weather Radio Recommendation?
« on: March 30, 2017, 07:20:40 PM »
I'm starting to collect weather radios, and I'm looking for a unit for someone like me who is starting to collect WR's . I Currently have these radios;

Eton Zoneguard
Midland WR-100
Midland WR-120EZ
Midland HH54VP2



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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 08:36:00 PM »
Then you might find our friend Heatcat's page interesting...
https://www.youtube.com/user/heatcats

Also see Nick's developing thread
https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=31813

and for results, see http://noaaweatherradio.org  and put a couple of those radios online...

Mike
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Offline LFWX

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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 08:41:11 PM »
Reecom Model: R-1630
http://www.reecominc.com/r1630.htm

Have one in my bedroom next to my weather station console.

Also have two of these at the school I work for, one of them activates a red strobe above the Tornado Shelter entrance (programmed to activate for the first 5 minutes of any Tornado Warning in our county).
http://www.reecominc.com/ra1603.htm
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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 07:20:42 AM »
I have 2 Model: R-1650's and a Midland-WR120.
The Reecoms are nice because you do away with all nuisance alarms Except Tornado Warning plus they have an earphone jack for streaming. Radio reception AM/FM not bad either.
Randy

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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 11:34:52 AM »
+1 on the Reecom R-1630, I have a couple of them for home use and one I used to stream to weather underground for many years so it was on 24/7.

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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2017, 12:09:52 PM »
I went in kind of a different direction with one of my setups.  I picked up a SDR dongle https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0129EBDS2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and also picked up this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018VVTMGW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to loop back the speaker audio from the computer back to the input of the sound card to feed the broadcasting software.  To run the SDR dongle I use this program http://v2.sdr-radio.com/v3_help but any SDR program should work.  I also picked up one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00COW5E3A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 so that I could put and external antenna on it and the result is this http://depereweather.com/wxnoaaradio.php.  It was kind of a fun project and works well.

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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 11:16:24 AM »
Overall I'm very happy with my REECOM 1650-D (or you could get the 1630 if you don't need an AM/FM radio). It observes the End Of Message tone and is pretty easy to setup but the text on the LCD screen for some of the settings is really tiny.
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