RadioShack SAME Weather Radio 12-991
- It can run on either electricity or batteries
- Integrated alarm clock with a snooze function
- 7-channel weather operation (162.400MHz to 162.550MHz)
- Flipped telescopic antenna with 50 miles operational range
- Selectable trilingual system message display: English, Spanish and French
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You live in an area where getting hit by another natural disaster is just another day in paradise. Then, you should definitely add this RadioShack SAME Weather Radio to your home. It uses digital SAME technology to get weather alerts on your geographical area. When an alert is in effect, the corresponding alert indicator color flashes for 60 seconds and then lights for the duration that the alert is in effect. Red stands for "warning," amber stands for "watch," and yellow stands for "advisory." It even runs on batteries if you happen to have a power outage. Model: 12-991 Digital SAME technology—SAME codes are mostly aligned along county lines using the standard US government 6-digit FIPS county codes. You can obtain FIPS codes for your area at the NWS website: www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm or call the NWS toll-free at 1-888-NWR-SAME or contact your local RadioShack store Preprogrammed with all US counties Receives all NOAA channels Provides audible alerts When an alert is in effect, the corresponding alert indicator color flashes for 60 seconds and then lights for the duration the alert is in effect (red means "warning," amber means "watch," and yellow means "advisory") Antenna performance is a function of local conditions—transmission signals can be stronger in some directions than others and also may be affected by nearby structures or geographic features (such as mountains, trees, or bodies of water), seasonal environmental conditions (such as ice or heavy rain) Runs on the included AC adapter or 3 AA batteries (not included)
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It is small enough to be taken on trips. We stay at inns that are remote. I can easily reprogram for a new location.
Before I ordered three more for gifts, I callled my local Radio Shack and the person I talked with said that he could not sell me a programable weather radio for less then $50. When I told him what I paid for the first one he said I got a good deal that he could not match (I did not pusue this further, but maybe he was not aware of this radio or what his own company offered).
December 2014 update: I have now had this RadioShack SAME Weather Alert Radio for 5 or 6 months and it's working just fine. No problems with this product. I leave it plugged in and on all the time. It picks up weather alerts just fine and I rose the rating of this item from 3 to 4 stars since it's a great product...even tho the initial set up problems was nagging to say the least....this product in the end is a great item and I like it and does the job perfectly for me!
Each state is listed so no entering goofy SAME codes required. Also there is an administrative alert mode so you can toggle on or off each alert you want the radio to notify you of, such as turning off iceberg warnings when you live in the south, etc.
By holding down the select button for 5 seconds accesses the menu. From there you can set up to twenty counties. Only downfall here is you can't set which alert for each county. Once you set the alerts they are for all counties you've selected. That's to be expected from a 10 dollar radio.
Other reviews state this radio is hard to program. If you can operate a cell phone and read a few pages from the instruction manual, this radio is for you.
Update on 7-25-16. Well we are having severe weather in our area,Centre County, PA and the radio worked and alerted me in a very timely manner!!
Well it has been a few months ago that I bought this item and it's still working wonderful with no problems.Tonight it alerted me to a severe thunderstorm watch and Flood warning in our area of Centre County. I would still recommend this weather radio to others and it's a great deal,God Bless!!
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