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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Weather Alert | Oregon Scientific WRS-101 Help

Reviews Summary for Oregon Scientific WRS-101
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 1.0/5 MSRP: $69.99
Description: Weather Alert receiver with S.A.M.E technology
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K4VO Rating: 1/5 Jul 4, 2011 14:05 Send this review to a friend
Avoid this unit  Time owned: more than 12 months
Unit does not decode SAME alerts reliably.
Seems to alert using the ALL AREAS setting but that is old technology.
Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
N0NRZ Rating: 1/5 Dec 16, 2006 12:05 Send this review to a friend
Not Recommended  Time owned: more than 12 months
Unit definitely not recommended. I have owned this unit approximately 2.5 years and have used it in a variety of locations. In doing so, I have encountered the following problems:

- Poor ergonomics: It is virtually impossible to handle to unit without inadvertently activating a control.

- Poor sensitivity: I own several scanners and Ham HT�s. This unit has by far the lowest weather band sensitivity.

- Unreliable weather alert: Even in areas with relatively strong NWS signal strength, this unit does not reliably activate during either real-world warnings or the weekly test.

- Poor battery life: A set of batteries typically lasts less than 24 hrs.

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