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Tell us how you are prepared for weather emergencies!
I'm just hanging out, really.
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I was given one of those $39 models and found it to be flimsy and with poor reception.
Like Lake Wobegon, but without the lake.
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Was looking at the Etón ARCFR600R_RF and decided to wait until I returned from Home Depot. Good thing since I saw the exact same model there for $24.99 brand new, not refurbished.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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ciabelle wrote:Unfortunately, I have to agree. While being alerted of a tornado in the middle of the night is a good thing. I was quite irate to be alerted to a "severe fog warning" in the wee hours while I *was* asleep.
Hopefully someday there'll be a programmable weather radio that not only reduces the radius of alerts, (I really don't need to be advised of a tornado warning for an area 30 miles away) but one that I could select which alerts would alert me at specific times of the day.
When I'm in bed, please leave it to life threatening events such as tornadoes, brush fires, floods, etc within 5-10 minutes of where I reside. Advisories, watches, and most warnings for thunderstorms, hail, wind, fog, air quality, or extreme temperatures can wait until I've gotten up and had my coffee.
I watched a Youtube review of the ETON AM/FM/SW/NOAA and you can select which alerts you want to be alerted for. So if you dont care about fog warnings turn them off. I ordered this radio just for emergencies (ie: I am stuck in the eye of a hurricane and was too lazy to flee Florida). For every day weather alerts I use Weather Radio app on my phone, it tracks my location and only gives me alerts within a 10 mile radius of my present position. In the day and age of smartphones, there's no need to keep an ETON plugged in 24/7. It's more for when the storm is so bad your cell service is out. For me that would be a Katrina-esque scenario and this is going in my tac-pack.
In case anyone actually cares about the shortwave function, it only has a scan feature so you cannot plug in the channel you are looking for, no fine tuning like on Kaito Voyager Pros or pricey Grundigs. I highly doubt this tiny antenna could pick up obscure channels anyways.
Pros: The pills were there.
Cons: So was the tank.