Reviews and Problems with Oregon Scientific WR601N
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Works well, included batteries can be a issue though.
2 October 2013
Summary: Hello again AMAZON fans EVERYWHERE!! Radio works very well - so well I had to take it out of the bedroom because it is so loud too and scares the *BLEEP* out of you when it goes off in the middle of the night. One thing to keep in mind: I purchased from one of the alternative vendors; the radio was new in packaging, but the batteries which came pre-installed had leaked, requiring a bit of cleaning of the battery compartment.
Summary: I love it the volume turns down to a decent level and you can get alerts through the night without waking the entire house. Took me just a bit to figure out how to load it with the weather stations but all in all very nice and very easy to use. I recommend this in fact I want to purchase one for myself this was a gift for a friend.
Summary: Bought this because my sister needed .I have alarm set and can't get it off so every night it goes off I have one just like it and so does a sister inTNN. works great and is loud and clear on warnings.
Summary: This is a replacement for my first WR601 I bought about 5 years ago (model # was slightly different, but it's the same radio). Worked great until I dropped it one too many times and it stopped receiving broadcasts. Works well, wakes me up when it needs to and is not that hard to program. Nice to have a power cord and battery back up and it's nice that's it's small enough to take with you when you travel.
Summary: I bought this weather alert radio because I wanted something that I could grab and take with me if I needed to head downstairs during a tornado. The problem with this radio is that it is not easy to set the date, time, or the selected stations. The instructions are not clear, so I gave it to my husband who is a whiz at these things and he struggled with it. We still aren't sure we have it set correctly! Don't think I'd choose this one again.
Summary: radio was not hard to set up I just had to read the directions twice...but r4eally was not hard....it has gone off once so far for a severe t-storm warning and it is quite loud, will wake you up with no problem
Summary: I have actually programmed a dozen or more of these for my friends who weren't able to figure them out. It has a selection of stations so you can receive the one closest to you, and you can program in your own county so that you don't have to hear all of the alerts in your area. We recently moved and we had to reprogram ours without instructions. It took me awhile, but we got everything right.
Summary: I have inner ear damage, so hearing aids are basically useless for me. I hear things more then fine, and I can't even hear my cell on max. My husband who can hear turned the volume down, and I can still hear it. It does it job. I didn't set it up, because it needs to be for your area. That's my husbands field, so he did it.