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04-23-2007, 13:22
Going for my long awaited ATC thru hike in "08" . Would like to have a good reliable source for daily weather report and occasional music . At least whenever I'm within broadcast range . Looking for recommendations for a lightweight,sturdy and reliable radio? With headphones ,of course.
I will be retired, by my trail start date . My biggest worry on the trail is getting caught in severe weather . I admit that I'm not very good at predicting my own weather .Figured that a good radio would assist me? Thank you

04-23-2007, 15:37
You can carry a small am/fm radio but most of the time you will out of range except for maybe on mountain tops. The best thing to do is to check internet sites when in towns.

04-23-2007, 15:51
I have a small cd player I'm going to bring. It also has am/fm/tv/weather band. I figure I should be able to pick up a weather report often enough. If I'm able to pick up anything on the weather band, it's usually the NOAH forcast.

04-23-2007, 19:35
I got one at Target. Might be something better on the market by fall.


04-25-2007, 00:03
I carried the Sony M37V last year and had good results. Picked up the NOAA weather stations as well as a few radio and TV stations in the south and by central VA, pretty much had my pick of music.
This one's smaller and lighter and if I had seen it in the store, I probably would have bought it instead.

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=V4wxOY9iCC4wF8lMhkk7MsBzmPm1fKnsoQc=?Pro ductSKU=SRFM85V&Dept=audio&CategoryName=pa_Walkman_RadioWalkman