I walked around WalMart looking for a weather radio (they carry different ones in different sections at the WalMart where I shop) and this one was the lowest priced so I decided to give it a try. I've been using it for almost a year now and it has never let me down. I have been so pleased with it that I decided to write a review for it. Turns out, it seems others haven't had the same success stories. The main reason I went with this radio was the price. I should also mention that I've had two Midland weather radios before. On one, the LCD screen stopped working and the other had trouble receiving alerts, so I took the functioning parts from both and spliced them together to make a working unit again. It worked for about six more months before it too stopped receiving alerts too, which is why I was in the market for a new radio. When it comes to reception, I have had no issues. I actually pick up a handful of different weather radio signals from nearby cities as well. The radio, like most weather radios, has the programmable S.A.M.E technology so it can be set to alert you when there are any severe weather alerts for your county or the counties around you. Other nice features include a pretty standard alarm clock and support for both AC power and battery power (handy during a power outage). It also includes an AM/FM tuner, something that many other low-end weather radios don't include. I rarely use the AM/FM radio, so it doesn't really matter all that much to me, but some may find it nice. All in all, I'm pleased with this device. Maybe it's one of those hit or miss items.
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