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Has anyone found a small weather radio with alert capability that runs on 12 volt?

I got one at Radio Shack in December, along with a converter to run it on 12 volt instead of battery or AC, but it was so large there wasn't really a good spot for it.

We camped in a number of places with tornadoes last summer (actually, the sheriff's dept. came out to warn us at one remote campsite in SE Minnesota, which was really nice), and I'd like to add a better radio with alert to our trailer before this summer's travels.

Thanks.

Sherry


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How about a set of FRS radios with weather alert capabilities? You can plug them into your 12V outlet while in the charger, get weather alerts when needed, and have communications as needed.

 

I also carry a hand crank emergency radio as a back-up when the power and batteries may be gone. You can find them at Radio Shack.


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Pete, the frs radios are a good idea. I didn't realize any of these came with weather service capability.

 

We already have two sets of handheld radios for communicating around the property, but if I don't find a dedicated, small, weather radio, we might just have to have three sets!

 

I have a windup weather radio/flashlight, but there's no alert function on it. Good for no power situations, though.

 

Sherry


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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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Midland makes one. It come with an AC power supply that converts to 12 volts. It may have come with a 12 volt plug but not posative. I think I actually cut the cord from the AC supply and hard wired it into the campers electric. I mounted it in the blank space to the left of the rear cabinet.

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Thanks. I see two Midland models online, both of which could work. The white one, model 100, is lighter and smaller. I think it could mount with Velcro, at only one pound weight, in the spot you mentioned. Is this what you have, DC Kiefer? The other model is black, weighs twice as much, model 300.

 

Sherry


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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We opted for the Midland GXT795VP4 since it had the weather radio built into it. They really are good two-ways, realistic range is about 5 miles. We've had them over a year now and have used them many times.


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