Gear Advice: Weather Radio

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Knowing the latest weather is critical when in the field, so having some radio that can pull in stations such as NOAA Weather can be life savers! You probably don't need a dedicated weather radio as those features are being built into many HAM radios, and even vehicle radios.

Additionally, good phone weather apps can be a secondary source of weather info, but don't rely on them as you are not always in cell zones.

Bill’s Choice

Both my Yaesu and Wouxun radios have weather radio capabilities, and even if the don't have dedicated features, the frequencies are publicly available for monitoring. From an app perspective, the paid version of "Darksky" does hyper local weather forecasts for when you absolutely need to know!

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