Originally Posted by w6pea
That is a good idea.
Any suggestions as to which weather alert radio is better?
Not really. But I would look for several features:
1. First and formost is the SAME alert feature. Set the FIPS code to default of 999999 and it will alert to any warning it hears regardless of the area. Great for RV travel that way.
2. Get one that has the 12vdc wall wart. Then you can run the thing off the 12vdc system in your RV, after you make up your own cable.
3. Get one with an external antenna port, this can be fed from your rooftop TV antenna. The NOAA frequencies are near TV channel 5 so that system will pass them just fine.
I have a Midland that does all this. I have a Radio Shack for the house that doesn't have the 12vdc or ext. antenna, but that's OK, it's for the house. Google "NOAA weather radio" and all sorts of stuff come up.
By the way, the Canadian system is exactly like ours, your wx radio will work in Canada, too.