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NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

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Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Post by bmw » Sun May 13, 2018 9:11 am

TC Talks wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:35 pm
WX radio isn't very mobile without lugging a box with you.
That got me to thinking - I know most of today's smart phones have a built-in FM chip for 88-108MHZ. That means it would be technologically possible to also include a WX frequency chip. Such a chip DOES exist (and has been around since 2013) https://www.silabs.com/products/audio-a ... o-receiver



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Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Post by TC Talks » Sun May 13, 2018 5:14 pm

Again, nws has a lovely color radar website on an existing part if my smartphone.


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Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Post by syntheticexctasy » Mon May 14, 2018 1:34 pm

I use Wx radio to check tropo DX conditions. I have found myself actually using Wx radio for it's intended purpose around 1% of the time.



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Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Post by Turkeytop » Mon May 14, 2018 4:04 pm

We have one at our place in Florida. I keep it on standby. It comes on automatically to warn of impending bad weather.



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