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Offline jimform2k1

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Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:10:32 AM »
Hello,

I'm just getting into weather radio and was wondering what weather radios have selectable alerts?

I only want to hear certain watches and warnings.  I want to disable all other events.

I am aware of the Midland WR300 and the Reecom R1630.

Thanks

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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 11:33:28 AM »
First off, welcome to the forum!

Here is a link to the NOAA website that has lots of info on their radio system as well as info about NOAA Weather capable radios in general.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

You can also just Google "NOAA weather radios" and you'll find many hits.

Good luck in your quest to learn about the weather and alerts, in general.
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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 08:24:18 AM »
Thanks for the reply.

Upon further research, I've discovered that the Sima First Alert wx200 radio also supports selectable alerts.




First off, welcome to the forum!

Here is a link to the NOAA website that has lots of info on their radio system as well as info about NOAA Weather capable radios in general.

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

You can also just Google "NOAA weather radios" and you'll find many hits.

Good luck in your quest to learn about the weather and alerts, in general.


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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 11:50:56 AM »

That Sima radio sure did get good reviews over on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Sima-WX-200-Emergency-Alert-Radio/product-reviews/B001JVPFV8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Will need to keep that in mind the next time someone asks for a good radio.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 11:57:03 AM »

This is a nice looking unit too:

http://www.amazon.com/Sangean-CL-100-Public-Certified-Weather/dp/B003QHXZM4/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1

It looks like it properly handles the SAME alerts, turns off at the end of message and has external inputs, outputs, external antennas, and even doubles as your alarm clock with AM/FM music to wake you up.


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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 02:00:07 PM »
Radio shack has on that you can disable just about any watch and advisory's you can not disable warnings
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3506941

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Re: Weather Radios with Selectable Alerts
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 02:26:58 AM »
Radio shack has on that you can disable just about any watch and advisory's you can not disable warnings
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3506941
In addition to the one mentioned above, I think all the Radio Shack models with S.A.M.E. also have selectable alerts. I know at least three of them do.

Personally I like the Reecom because of the way the programming menu is set up and the alert history memory. (The government gave one to the school I work at)

A couple of other differences between the Reecom & Radio Shack models:

The "missed alert" feature works differently - On the Reecom, when an alert first appears the LED blinks until you acknowledge the alert (press RADIO, then STOP) at which time it will become steady - if another alert is received it will start blinking again - so if you see it blinking, you know you missed an alert while you were too far away to hear the siren. On the Radio Shack models you can activate the missed alert function and the radio will beep every few seconds until you acknowledge the alert (press WEATHER twice), this is nice if you come inside an hear the beeping, then you know to check further, however it can get annoying at night if you have to keep getting up to acknowledge each alert, so it will shut up. (I used it for awhile, but have since deactivated this feature on my Radio Shack + it about caused the dog to have a nervous breakdown)

The alarm out terminals also function differently - On the Reecom, the terminal is live while the siren is sounding. On the Radio Shack, the terminal is live for the duration of the alert. Each method has it's uses.
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