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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The Gear and Tool Review Board => Topic started by: Zombie Axe on January 24, 2009, 08:11:58 PM

Title: Midland WX radios with S.A.M.E battery powered...
Post by: Zombie Axe on January 24, 2009, 08:11:58 PM
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I was at sporting goods picking up some things when I noticed they had these little battery powered radios that pick up Weather alerts with Same Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E) and they were on clearance for $19 a piece.

I have more WX radios in my home than most folks have light switches ;)

One in my bedroom picks up only alerts for my county. One in my Kitchen picks up the county I live in and those I work in. The one in my ham shack picks up ALL alerts for my area since I am a SKYWARN spotter (www.skywarn.org (http://www.skywarn.org)) I like to know what is going on when I am on a net in the surrounding areas. I also have one setup in my garage with an external speaker and flashing light setup to go off when there are Wx alerts for my county and I am outside in the yard...

I work outside and have always wanted one of these battery powered for use in the work truck. I carry a ham HT in my work bag that can get the NWS freq, but it doesn't go off when there is a WX alert. So to me this thing is really gonna be nice. I don't expect a storm to sneak up on my as I consider myself an amateur meteorologist but I do like to know when a bad storm might be heading my way.

Works off of 2 AA's batteries and the radio picks up 2 of the stations I use very clearly. Can wait for it to go off when they do the weekly test! Now granted the batteries will not last over 6 days in the watch mode, but should really be nice to take with you in the wild!

I can sure see one of these things coming along on any summer camping trip :)

So if your wally world has these in stock and on Clearance for $19 jump ALL over it.

You should also have a WX radio for your home with S.A.M.E alerts cause they are handy to have so you got time to get to safety if 'something wicked this way comes!'
Title: Re: Midland WX radios with S.A.M.E battery powered...
Post by: ColdHaven on January 25, 2009, 01:02:02 AM
I'll have to check around at the local wal-marts. Most items like this are not on sale. It might just be a regional thing, but I will check anyway. Thanks for the heads up!