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#286819 - 10/19/17 05:10 AM Re: Weather radio [Re: TeacherRO]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1415
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
there are also nice weather apps for you phone and computer...


Getting weather info from the phone or the computer seems like a supplementary method. In an emergency or disaster, power is likely to go out, cell towers are likely to go out. So I don't think of the computer or the phone as something to be relied upon.

Does anyone know this: is the NWS broadcasting system more robust than cell towers?

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#287138 - 11/19/17 02:55 AM Re: Weather radio [Re: Bingley]
jshannon Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 585
Loc: North Texas
I would think that NOAA broadcasting is more robust than cell towers. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

The wirecutter article seems to assume you have a home unit with SAME so they are looking at portable models that you might take with you if you leave town, with SAME being not as necessary?

Here are a couple more sites with suggestions, taken from wirecutter references at bottom of article.
http://weatherradios.com/portable-radios
https://www.consumersearch.com/weather-radios

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#291542 - 01/03/19 05:26 PM Re: Weather radio [Re: Bingley]
Famdoc Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 103
Loc: PA
I came across this:
https://www.campmor.com/h/eton-arc-zone-guard-radio-1

It's claim to fame is having multiple remote units for different rooms in the house so that sounder sleeper for instance have an alarm in their room.

It and the remotes are on sale

No experience with it

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