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Anole:
My OS WR102 bit the dust recently and I want to replace it. In all honesty I wasn't all that happy with it anyway. This is my downstairs radio. I currently have a Radio Shack 12-261 that overall I'm pretty pleased with but I'd like to get something different just to have some diversity.

I want SAME and Public Alert Certified would be nice but is not required.
I don't need AM/FM but if it has it no big deal.
If it's portable fine, if not, that's ok too.

I'm looking at the following:
Midlands WR100
Midlands WR300
Reecom R1630
First Alert WX-268

I'm currently leaning heavily towards one of the Midlands. I like the features on the First Alert but reviews seem pretty mixed.

Any opinions would be welcomed!

atlantic:
I purchased a Midlands WR300 about a year ago to replace an older worn out Midlands unit I had had for over 10 years I think and I am very pleased with it. Good reception and I like the features although I donít use them all. Iím one that not only wants to know what going on in my county and the ones next door, but have it opened to receive alerts from all counties serviced by our local NWS.

Only complaint is that my wife says it too loud and always turns the volume down or turns it off when I am not around ( :roll: wonít go there) and it is hard to tell when itís turned off. There isnít any LED telling that itís on like my older units had, just an LCD display with a CH number and symbol in the bottom right had corner.  I know I could keep it turned down but that won't be any fun. Other than that I would recommend it.

Anole:
Thanks for the input!

capeweather:
Larry, I run the Reecom R1630 and think its a pretty good piece of equipment. I like it because it has an audio output jack that I use to connect to my soundcard for streaming. The only downfall that I've seen is after several days of being on it will just shut itself off and I have to turn it back on for the livefeed. Also, when the audio output has a plug in it it disables the speaker so I really don't even hear it unless I'm on my own site. Don't know if you ever listened to it but I have it going on live now since TS Chris is approaching. I also added the antenna to help improve reception so you may hear a little buzzing going on because its getting emi from my UPS. Need to move it somewhere else but for now I guess it will do.

http://www.capeweather.com/noaa-weather-radio.html

http://www.reecominc.com/r1630.htm

Chris

wuhu_software:
Chris,

Another user reported that their audio was shutting off automatically. Apparently if one or more SAME codes are entered, the radio will shut off after an alert is active the goes inactive. This may include the weekly tests.

If you disable the SAME codes for streaming, the auto-shut off problem may go away.




--- Quote from: "capeweather" ---Larry, I run the Reecom R1630 and think its a pretty good piece of equipment. I like it because it has an audio output jack that I use to connect to my soundcard for streaming. The only downfall that I've seen is after several days of being on it will just shut itself off and I have to turn it back on for the livefeed. Also, when the audio output has a plug in it it disables the speaker so I really don't even hear it unless I'm on my own site. Don't know if you ever listened to it but I have it going on live now since TS Chris is approaching. I also added the antenna to help improve reception so you may hear a little buzzing going on because its getting emi from my UPS. Need to move it somewhere else but for now I guess it will do.

http://www.capeweather.com/noaa-weather-radio.html

http://www.reecominc.com/r1630.htm

Chris
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