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Old 08-04-2017, 01:23 PM   #61
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Donna that Midland radio looks like you could beat a bear off with it and not miss your show. I already ordered the Segean.
We just camped at the Davis Mountains and at the Palo Duro canyon and didn't have cell service. AM radio will travel long distances and can be received anywhere. Call me an old timer but FM contains the newer music and with all do respect to the new generation, I'm just not into Rap and booty shaking! Lol!
Tom that old time radio is awesome! I'll be listening to it tonight while my wife and I sit on the porch.
I agree with the weather feature on the radio. I hadn't thought of getting a radio with it. We've been taken by surprise by some really bad storms because of lack of cell coverage.
I looked at satellite radio, but when I called it was $150 a year.
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The Midwest gets tornadoes
The southeast and east coast to some extent gets tornadoes and hurricanes.
The southwest is flash floods.
What kind of storms does the and west west coast get that a weather radio would report? Only hear of mud slides and fires on TV.
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The Midwest gets tornadoes
The southeast and east coast to some extent gets tornadoes and hurricanes.
The southwest is flash floods.
What kind of storms does the and west west coast get that a weather radio would report? Only hear of mud slides and fires on TV.
Actually when we toured the PNW last summer the NWS gave wild fire reports. Also on more than one occasion we've left the Outer Banks because a hurricane was on its way. I wouldn't be with out a weather radio.
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The Midwest gets tornadoes
The southeast and east coast to some extent gets tornadoes and hurricanes.
The southwest is flash floods.
What kind of storms does the and west west coast get that a weather radio would report? Only hear of mud slides and fires on TV.
When we were in Oregon last October we saw horrific winds and lots of rain. The storm one day was the biggest they had had in a long long time, decades I believe. Wild seas!
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If a radio has bluetooth, is it both input and output? My trucks BT doesn't seem to be able to receive music from my phone, can one of these radios?
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If a radio has bluetooth, is it both input and output? My trucks BT doesn't seem to be able to receive music from my phone, can one of these radios?
I assume it is at least Bluetooth out. If your truck is Bluetooth enabled, you certainly should be able to play off your phone. I have in every vehicle since my 2009 Pilot.

One can always use a separate Bluetooth transmitter to play from the headphone jack on the radio too a Bluetooth speaker.
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AM/FM portable radio.

We get bad storms in Texas too. Two years ago it was raining so had at the Javalina Rally at the Davis Mountains State Park, TX the park rangers came and knocked on everyone's door to leave everything evacuate because of flash flooding.
We also got caught at Garner State Park, TX by a huge storm while camping during Memorial Day. The park host had a casita and the water was up to the door. Some RVs had water halfway up the door and some actually floated away down the river. Both places didn't have cell signal. Watch the video on the webpage and you'll see 5th wheels and motor homes.
http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/new...o-be-done.html
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We use a Swiss Army branded radio that is dynamo powered, battery powered, and accepts 5v power so it can run off USB. It has AM FM SW MW an emergency light... the output audio is in stereo, which is nice when running it through our sound system.

It is now made by someone else but it is the same unit that has worked for a decade for us.

https://www.amazon.com/Niceshop-GR-8...ing=UTF8&s=aht

Cost more when I got it now it's about $40.00
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