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archer:
I am looking into getting a weather alert radio with the NOAA/SAME alert feature. Anyone have any and have an opinion you would like to share?

What I have been looking at:
-First Alert Public Alert Radio with S.A.M.E
-First Alert WX-17 Weather & Aler?t Radio - 7 Weather channel
-Midland HH50 Pocket Weather Radio
-Ambient Weather WR-090 Emergency Pocket AM/FM/WB Weather Alert Radio with Digital Tuner and Flashlight
-Midland HH54VP2 Portable Emergency Weather Radio with SAME
-???

Bonnieblue2A:
I have an older portable RadioShack with NOAA/SAME. I've probably had it for at least 9 yrs.   Runs on A/C and 9v. and when turned up all the way will wake the dead.

 I also have at least 2 different weather Apps on my iPhone 3G, one of which also has the weather radio built in feature. I have used that weather radio on the road when I've been driving long distances.  So, the phone apps serve the pocket weather alert/radio function for me.

Mr. Bill:
Sangean CL-100.

I can't honestly remember why I chose this one after our ancient Midland quit working, but I read a bunch of online comments and specs and stuff before buying.  We've had it for a couple of years, and I'm satisfied with it.  Programming it is a bit annoying, and the buttons and user interface are not intuitive, but once it's set up, it does what it's supposed to do.  (It's also an alarm clock and AM/FM radio, but I don't use those features.)

I really like being able to silence specific types of alarm.  (Some people need Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in advance, but for us, the thunderstorm issues its own audible warning soon enough!)

archer:
thanks for the tips, not sure if i want to get a sit down type or a mobile type.

4bull:
Baofeng uv-5r

WOW this little radio is really supper , you can program in everything .
Ham, murs, cb, cell phones , there only about 45 to 50 $
I Have mine programed to local fire , weather , Ham chanels, but i could get in some real trouble if i wanted to.
It needs a better ant but there 18 $ .

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