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#399209 - 02/01/11 08:13 PM Emergency Radio
Loansum-Al K Offline
Our radio/alarm clock went out and was thinking of a good "emergency radio" that would work on the Island....something that would pick up NOAA advisories, etc. Any suggestions?
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#399218 - 02/01/11 09:00 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: Loansum-Al K]
JZB Offline
This year I bought a radio from Radio Shack that has weather alarms, 7 weather channels, hand crank when the batteries die, cell phone charger and a flashlight. Problem is, it doesn't pick up a single weather radio station. frown

#399219 - 02/01/11 09:02 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: JZB]
Loansum-Al K Offline
That's what I'm afraid of......I'm assuming most of them are geared to the US.......there must be some that work in other countries.
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#399220 - 02/01/11 09:08 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: Loansum-Al K]
JZB Offline
I bought this one in Chetumal Mexico so I assumed it would work.

#399232 - 02/01/11 10:33 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: Loansum-Al K]
dabunk Offline
No such thing in Belize Love FM is your best bet unfortunatly
Unless you start to think short wave radio

Edited by dabunk (02/01/11 10:33 PM)

#399272 - 02/02/11 03:32 AM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: dabunk]
Loansum-Al K Offline
What type of radio do you recommend?
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#399274 - 02/02/11 03:47 AM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: Loansum-Al K]
SimonB Offline
Bass Pro shops sells a cheap handcrank/solar radio. Eton Microlink FR160. I think I paid under $20US. Will also do a few minute charge on your cell phone for emergencies and has a flashlight. Probably the same one JZB has.

Just a note. Last time I cranked it up was in September, just turned on the radio and checked the flashlight and both are working fine.

Edited by SimonB (02/02/11 03:49 AM)
Edit Reason: added information

#399322 - 02/02/11 06:38 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: SimonB]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Simon, can you pick up any stations with it?
I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!

#399326 - 02/02/11 07:15 PM Re: Emergency Radio [Re: Loansum-Al K]
SimonB Offline
Just AM/FM there is no weather broadcast in Belize to the best of my knowledge.

FM stations 88.9 or 107.9 report news and weather at 6:45am, 12:30pm and 7pm.


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