Excerpt: This radio does not have the SAME feature which turns the radio on when there is an emergency, but that being said it's a good back up for weather info in the kitchen or bathroom.The weather reception on the 7 weather channels, I would rate a B+ and it is easy to switch from one channel to another.
Excerpt: I bought this unit after the tornado came through northern Ky recently, to warn of severe weather while sleeping. Since i've had it, the alarm works fantastic, sounding loudly when a warning is sent. The radio features work great as well. There are NO cons when it comes to this unit.
Pros: Easy To Set, Good Volume, Great Features, Reliable
Excerpt: I have owned three of these units and have not been disapointed yet. Good reception with the included antenna.<br /><br />I have been warned several times at night about approaching tornados with at least 20 minutes alert time. During recent ice storms the Emergency Management Agency released statements that were issued as local warnings over the radios, sounding the alarm accordingly.<br /><br />Battery backup is great for the power-outages.
Summary: I bought this alarm-clock radio to replace a $10 AM/FM/NOAA Weather radio with red LED display lights which finally became unusable after almost 20 years of use. By comparison, this radio is a piece of junk which must have been designed by idiots for the following reasons: (1) Since you have a LCD display which is barely backlit you cannot tell what time it is by looking at it across the room, or, worse yet, during the night (in fact the only way you can read the darn...
Summary: When my very old AM/FM alarm clock radio failed, I recalled reading about alarm clocks with weather radio features and my search brought me to this one. There are a few others, but their reviews were fair to dismal, so I decided to give this one a try. I'm not disappointed. The instructions are relatively simple, the radio has good sound for its size, and it was easy to set up.
Summary: It's nice, it's lacking a few features I'd like, but for the price it's fine, The one thing I don't like though is the backlight, if you hit a button it's bright... for a few secs, then it's super dim. I haven't found a way to change this (most alarm clocks allow you to dim he brightness) So overall it's great, but the backlight is making me think about returning it.