Added on March 20 2010
NOAA Weather radio
We have relied on this simple NOAA weather radio for many years. I could not find anyone still selling this model new, but you may see one for sale used. Ours works just fine, so it could be a good buy. It does not recognize the coded S.A.M.E. messages but it sounds an alert when ever an emergency signal is sent. You can turn it on to check the weather manually. A rotary switch on the bottom selects which weather frequency you monitor. It can be powered by an internal 9 volt battery or run from an external 12 VDC supply.