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Offline PaulKTF

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Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« on: March 04, 2018, 09:22:58 PM »
I'm looking for a pocket / portable weather radio. It would be great to find something that I could configure with S.A.M.E codes and event blocking (if any have one or both of those features). Thanks!
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Re: Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 09:26:26 PM »
I have a Radio Shack model 12-522 and when in strong electromagnetic fields, it stops working and even loses its settings. So I'd avoid that one. In electrically quiet areas it would probably be a good radio.
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Re: Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 05:50:53 AM »
If'n ya' got a phone type gizmo, there are a few 'apps' ( I hate that term) for them that can be configured.  Some have ads though, but I've found one or two that don't, or at least not 'in your face' ones.



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Offline PaulKTF

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Re: Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 05:54:43 AM »
Are there specifically any portable weather radios that support Event Blocking? I can't seem to find any...
-Paul.

Offline jimform2k1

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Re: Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:19:11 AM »
I think this radio does:  First Alert SFA1130

Manual here:  http://www.spectraintl.com/images/stories/pdf/fa/UM/SFA1135_EIB.pdf
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 07:23:43 AM by jimform2k1 »

Offline PaulKTF

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Re: Recommend a pocket / portable weather radio?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
I went with the AcuRite portable one with the AC adaptor base station. Thanks, guys! :)

It's very easy to set up. The one strike against it is that you cannot turn off alerts for any of the Warnings which is really annoying.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 06:13:44 PM by PaulKTF »
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