Excerpt: I considered purchasing a "through the window" antenna. We like most people have double pane windows, and reviews suggested I forget as they found "static" was pronounced with such antennas. AM reception is poor. FM is marginal. Was this review helpful? |
Cons: We are in a weak reception area. The built in antenna is weak. The alert system does not function do to reception issues.
Excerpt: Radio reception is poor. Even though there have been several weather watches and warnings issued in my area, the alert has not sounded one time. If I had saved the box, I would return it. Was this review helpful? |
Summary: I purchased this radio about one year ago. It was a fine product... good reception, desirable features. Certain stations became overwhelmed close to a transmitter where other radios did not, but otherwise it was a fine product.
Summary: Without power and in the dark, having controls that do no offer back-lighting is a problem. You can't see which control to use or what the settings are. So long as you have a separate flashlight, you can use the unit.
Summary: All the batteries are installed. The unit radio does not work on batteries. You have to crank it to use the radio. That is not a bad thing but I would think the radio should work with the batteries and not just the crank.
Weak reception, poor battery life, terrible support
6 May 2013
Summary: I purchased the ER102 almost two years ago. It sits on my office desk and stays plugged in. I use it to listen to the radio while working and it also serves as a weather radio for the office during severe weather.
Summary: The radio is OK but make sure you read the manual very carefully for instructions on how to get NOAA alerts. The non-intuitive "Flash" selection must be made. I suspect like others, "Flash" is interpretted as flash a light.