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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Weather Alert | Emerson CKW2000 Help

Reviews Summary for Emerson CKW2000
Emerson CKW2000 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $$39.99 (Street Price)
Description: # Clock Radio
# Digital AM/FM Tuner
# Additional Functions: Built-In Digital Clock, AM/FM Radio, Weather Monitor, Alarm Clock
# Built-In Speaker
# Features Built-In Speaker, 90-Min. Sleep Timer, S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoded) Decoding, LED Display Screen, Dual Wake
# Operational Modes: Weather-Alert Mode, Sleep Mode, Push-Button Power, Convenient Snooze Button, Volume Control
# Audio Features: FM Wire Antenna, Tuner Presets
# Other Features: Extendable Antenna Folds Down When Not in Use, Fully Programmable, Dual Alarm, Wake to Radio or Alarm, Easy-to-Use Tuning Dial, Telescoping Antenna, Battery Back Up
Product is in production.
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N6XXX Rating: 3/5 Apr 25, 2010 00:12 Send this review to a friend
Not bad, not great  Time owned: more than 12 months
Decent weather radio. Seems to pick up the khz tone from the NOAA weather transmitters as well as the SAME data burst.

Unfortunately, the clock loses about a two minutes a month. Not terrible, but it's also a pain to set the time. And it's just weird since, c'mon, how many digital clocks are on the nose these days? My $10 Sony clock radio keeps perfect time. So after a few months you'll find it running 10 minutes behind and will have to reset.

Also, there's a well-documented glitch where every once in awhile all three warning lights will start flashing and keep flashing. You have to remove the batteries, unplug the unit, leave it unplugged for several minutes or longer, then set it all up again. A pain.

And, I pried the large clear plastic protective faceplate off because its shiny reflection made the unit difficult to read in the daytime.

Overall the radio part works well, the clock part is iffy. Its 2 daily alarms are difficult to set, you have to hold certain small buttons down for X seconds, then press other buttons to set the time, then press even more buttons to save the alarm. Pretty bad. The user interface needs lots of work.
KB2VYZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 3, 2009 11:34 Send this review to a friend
Nice WX radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a very nice weather radio. It has a large easy-to-read display, it works as it should, and is really easy to set up (unlike some of the junk Radio Shack sells).

73 de Frank/KB2VYZ

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