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possum
04-20-2006, 09:43
I hope you guys can help, as I know Hams are often on the front line of weather spotting and info. What is your favorite portable weather radio? Pros and cons to various brands - I'm looking for one that is hand held, with AC and battery capability, and S.A.M.E. technology. Right now I am considering two from Oregon Scientific (WR 103 & WR 108) and would appreciate some user feedback on any units. Thanks!

R. Emmelman
04-22-2006, 13:09
Oregon Scientific seems to be the leader in all hazard radios. The only thing I have noticed (and this applies to all consumer radios) is that you can not select what alerts you want to monitor. Seems like only the area is selectable.

Rich WI9NDY / AFA1CY

The Pontificator
05-07-2006, 16:26
Ditto on the Oregon Scientific radio.

Whatever you do...DO NOT BUY THIS ONE!!!

http://www.midlandradio.com/comersus/store/catalog/74250c.jpg The Midland 74-250C.

It's junk which is unfortunate because Midland's home models are excellent.

The Oregon Scientific models allow you a "window" in which to change out the batteries before the radio's setting reset to default. The Midland doesn't have that feature and the controls are extremely difficult to operate.