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Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Leakyboat, Dec 29, 2005.
Do any of you carry weather radio's?If so what kind?
I've thought about getting one & keeping w/ me this year. I am terrified of bad storms. I think it has to do w/ living on the border of Xenia, OH, land O' the 'Nado! :0a2:
I think they're an excellent idea, especially during the summer thunderstorm season. I have a vhf radio in my larger boat. When I go in the smaller jon boat, I often carry a scanner, or a gmrs radio (clips on belt or in a shirt pocket) with NOAA weather channels.
I have a VHF hand-held from West Marine. It has weather channels and I'll sometimes listen in to the barges when I am fishing below a lock or when they are doing "bargy" stuff in the river. Very educational and sometimes quite entertaining...W
i have one i carry that i picked up at radio shack for about $10. it comes in really handy especially for checking the barometer. it updates, and i try to check the barometer about once an hour. thoses tackle box barometers are useless because everytime you change elevations you have to re-adjust it. gander mountain had a really cool option you could add to your cell phone which included weather conditions,forecasts, radar loops, satellite images, and moon phases. only problem is it cost's $10 a month! i'll stick with my old weather radio
I am glad someone post this, I was wanting to get a weather radio but have no idea which one to get.
I work in Radio Shack and we have several. I also have a hand held scanner I take, but we have nice weather radio's also. Your local shack should have about any of them you want.
I have a couple of those gmrs radios with weather channel. Works pretty good for me. I would like to get one of those combination ones that can be powered by winding, solar, battreries or 12volt, think they double as a flashlight too!
My wife bought me a neat portable radio/tv/flashlight/weather/lantern/recharger built in for rechargeable batteries. She ordered it from QVC for about $35. Works great!
Sounds like quite a deal to me! Does it have a tv screen or just the channels?
Here's the info on it, it does have a tv screen.
Great for camping, this portable device from GPX is equipped with a black and white TV, an AM/FM radio, and a long list of emergency features.
Measures 11-1/2"H x 5-1/4"L x 9-1/2"W.
FCC approved. UL listed. 90-day LMW.
Made in China.
black and white TV with 5" diagonal display
instant weatherband with fine-tuning control
removable flashlight with recharging circuit
two adjustable rotary fluorescent lamps
Ni-Cd rechargeable battery
audio/video input jacks
adjustable/removable shoulder strap
requires 9 C batteries, not included
nice and fancy unit. I'm lookin for one that is just a plain, simple, weather radio
Thank you Ramrod! I will have to keep my eyes open for that one!
I carry a All Hazards Weather Radio made by Oregon Scientific. It was about $19.00 at BPS, very good unit. Monitors US Emergency weather bulletins and warnings and forcasts. S.A.M.E. allows you to select broadcasts for 6 counties has a clock and calendar and snooze alarm , also Audible and visual alert. It's hand held and you can put it on standby so you don't run the battery down.
As posted on another thread, I think everyone should carry one. Just might save your life someday. Storms blow up very quick in the spring and with this small unit, it'll give you a heads up on what's coming your way.
holy crap i just realized i have one of those t.v. things! i just went to the basement to get it. my grandma give it to me for a birthday present about a year ago. i never took it out of the box to see what all it had, y'know how pesents can be, it wound up in the basement and even got put in a garage sale this summer for $10. thankfully it didnt sell.