Summary: Very happy with weather radio. I purchased this one for a family member since I have enjoyed mine so much for several years. Service was good and radio arrived on time. So far, everything I have purchased thru Amazon have never given me any problems so I will continue to purchase things when needed.
Summary: . I bought my WX-17 weather radio about a year ago. I use it occasionally. First, to get the bad out of the way: I just found out the four AA batteries are terribly difficult to insert. Instead of the four batteries laying side-by-side, they are arranged two-on-top-of-two.
Summary: This radio receives AM, FM and all seven weather alert VHF channels. Notably it does have an alert mode where audio is muted until the homeland security folks or NWS sends an alert tone that will activate the radio's alarm.
Summary: We received this radio for free as a local news station was giving them away. We have had it for about 3 years. It works ok but is not great. The reception is mediocre at best even with the antenna all the way up.
This product only worked for a little while. I ...
Sonia Friberg, Amazon
14 June 2010
Summary: This product only worked for a little while. I do not know what is wrong with it. The AM and FM portion of the broadcast band works, but the weather alarm/alert does not...........and only after a few months. I think this product is cheap and not worth the effort.
Summary: Ordered this item thinking since it was First Alert that it would be good. I wanted a radio with weather. No so. Will not pick up any weather station on any band. Complete waste of time and money. Would return it but I threw the box away before I checked it. Yeah, I know, not very smart.
Summary: This radio worked for me for about three months. After that the channel switch failed and I can no longer get emergency alerts and can barely pick up the weather broadcasts. Save your money and do not purchase it.
Summary: After reading the reviews, I thought this radio would be " good enough" for my purpose of listening to El Rushbo next to the pool. The radio has very clear sound, plenty of volume and great reception! It is replacing a much more expensive brand which never worked as well as this one.
Summary: I am very pleased with my radio. I had one before and wore it out. Reception is very good and I listen to the weather on here quite a bit also. I received the product on the day promised. I would order this product again.
Summary: I recevied the radio! It works with batteries but not when it is plugged into the the wall plug! I would of sent it back but I didn't want the hassie of paying postage! At least it does work with batteries! Carolyn!