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Weather Radios
#1
I am looking to get a weather radio. I see this thread, but it is 6 years old and I'm wondering if there is anything new or different that I should be aware of.

http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/index.php?show...ntry440124



I'd like something fairly small, fits in a pack/pouch, uses AA or AAA batteries, headphone option, external antenna option, weather bands, AM/FM (can you even get regular radio anymore?).... I'd like it for when I'm holed up in a storm, or out and about and bad weather might be upon me. Any suggestions?
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#2
Check C. Crane. I'll send link later. I have a nice little portable of thier's.
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#3
How much do you plan to spend?



My recommendation is to get into ham (amateur) radio and get a small handheld that will pick up all you want and much more. Read "Ham Radio for Dummies" by Ward Silver. If your library doesn't have it they should be able to get it to you free through interlibrary loan. If that intrigues you then I would suggest the ARRL license manual by the same author (get the current one, they change the test question pool every four years).



See the Kenwood TH F6A for example. That one has WIDE receive range and transmits on three ham bands. I don't have one of those yet but I have a batch of others, some Kenwoods.



Just my two cents worth.

Theophilus
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

  John Stuart Mill
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#4
My Uniden Bearcat scanner broadcasts constant weather reports and predictions.

It might be worth checking them out.
"You can't hit the ball unless you take a swing."
Martin Crane

"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower




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#5
I recently got a handheld ham radio as well, it brings in weather, fire, police etc. wasn't too pricey either, and fits most of your wish list. https://www.amazon.ca/Baofeng-Handheld-1...ds=baefeng

This one is similar to what I got, 53 bucks isn't bad. We plan to use them on the paintball field for range and to keep the opposing team from listening in.



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Flunkis Moritani - When in doubt - Play dead  - Red Green
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
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#6
Anything from C Crane is good. I have this little pocket radio I like. The reception is good on AM and FM. I haven't checked the weather band for distance yet, but seems very good at home. Check their reviews, its highly rated. Its much better than my other pocket radio from C Crane (discontinued TV pocket radio)

[url="http://www.ccrane.com/Pocket-Radios/CC-Pocket-Radio-w-AMFMWX-55-Presets"]http://www.ccrane.co...FMWX-55-Presets[/url]







They have a good selection of radios. I have an older ATS 909 SSB shortwave of theirs also.





Check what Steve Harris has to say about radios. I need to recheck his site more. I have some of his videos and a friend is getting his stove. Good all round info from his different websites. He's not a fan of the wind up radios.

[url="http://www.radios1234.com/"]http://www.radios1234.com/[/url]





AOC's thread about the fires in Canada makes it clear how a good radio can point out evac routes.
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#7
I had a wind up radio and after a few months, the battery lasted less and less time after each wind up.

Same thing happened with a wind up flashlight.

But they were cheap to buy . . .
"You can't hit the ball unless you take a swing."
Martin Crane

"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower




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