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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...

Also see Nick's developing thread

and for results, see  and put a couple of those radios online...

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Re: Weather Radio Recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 08:41:11 PM »
Reecom Model: R-1630

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).
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Offline ValentineWeather

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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.

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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 and also picked up this 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 but any SDR program should work.  I also picked up one of these so that I could put and external antenna on it and the result is this  It was kind of a fun project and works well.

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Offline PaulKTF

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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.