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Old 04-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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Weather radio

We need to buy a good weather radio. I think someone on here recommended the one below. It has really good ratings, and I want a portable model.

Have any of you personally used this particular radio and if so, what is your opinion of it? Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Midland-HH50-P...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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Download the app on your smart phone. Works great and it is free.
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http://www.amazon.com/Midland-WR120E...KP7FXNZEBXJG5C

I use this one and also have an app on my phone. The one shown works great. Living in Central Florida I cannot imagine not having one. No worries about run down batteries. It has battery backup. The antenna on this base model would outperform a hand held.
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What is the app?
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There are Tornado, Hurricane, and Wildfire apps. Also search for NOAA
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There are a lot of apps for smart phones and tablets. The one I have on my IPad gives an audio signal if there is any unusual weather around and you can set the parameters. All for free..
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Thanks folks! I downloaded the NOAA app! That will probably solve the problem without having another gadget to keep up with!
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We have an Oregon Scientific and have had for many years. It is always set up at wherever we are parked even just an overnight. We are currently on our property where cell service (Verizon) is just about non existent so we could never depend on an app for weather emergencies.
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We have an Oregon Scientific and have had for many years. It is always set up at wherever we are parked even just an overnight. We are currently on our property where cell service (Verizon) is just about non existent so we could never depend on an app for weather emergencies.

That's a good point! I hadn't thought about that!
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This is the one I got last year to replace an older Oregon Scientific that finally died...
Midland HH54VP Portable Emergency Weather Radio with SAME (Black)
Sorry, not a link, but right from Amazon. BIG benefit of this model is the "Home/Travel" modes. When we are on the road the "Travel" mode constantly searches for the strongest signal. I can vouch that it works - we were dodging twisters and serious hail coming back east from Denver area last fall. I likewise have several weather alert apps on the phone, but as identified earlier, can't always depend on having cell coverage. My weather radios stay on (in alert mode) 24/7 when we travel - they have alerted us to hazardous conditions several times in the past 15 years or so. Like American Express - don't leave home without it! ST
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This is the one I got last year to replace an older Oregon Scientific that finally died...
Midland HH54VP Portable Emergency Weather Radio with SAME (Black)
Sorry, not a link, but right from Amazon. BIG benefit of this model is the "Home/Travel" modes. When we are on the road the "Travel" mode constantly searches for the strongest signal. I can vouch that it works - we were dodging twisters and serious hail coming back east from Denver area last fall. I likewise have several weather alert apps on the phone, but as identified earlier, can't always depend on having cell coverage. My weather radios stay on (in alert mode) 24/7 when we travel - they have alerted us to hazardous conditions several times in the past 15 years or so. Like American Express - don't leave home without it! ST

It looks like that model is being replaced with a version 2. The reviews indicate there was a problem with battery life. They probably corrected that in the new model, but it's $45

I think I may go with the HH50. Reviews are great on it!
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My HH54VP takes 3 'AA' batteries - I opted NOT to get the rechargeable option (which was in the $45 range...). But it has an input jack for external power. It runs off a 12V to 9V (maybe 7.5...) converter that I plug in to the lighter socket, so the 'AA's would only be in use if I didn't have a 12V source. So for me there is no battery issue! I can imagine it would eat 'AA's if that was all you were trying to run it on... ST
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I have a Grundig Yacht boy radio and plug into a couple of Bose speakers and I can get fabulous music and it has a weather band. For me it is/was a great investment.
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