Here is my newest radio - the Retekess PR15 AM FM Weather Radio. It replaces the Radio Shack portable Weatheradio that I guess I accidentally gave to the help center in my big round of purging things! It’s the first item I’ve had to replace like that and I didn’t notice it was gone until these latest rounds of severe weather. Duh! I am not sure what I was thinking. I’ve looked all over for that radio and I guess it is truly gone and not just misplaced.
So, this is a radio for my going out bag in which I also carry my masks, the book I am reading, sunglasses, my Sony recorder and more.
It is super tiny but since it is a DSP radio (digital analog tuner vs. the old true analog tuner), it has decent reception although with the tiny tuning scale it can be a bit tough to line up perfectly on the station and the weather band is a bit finnicky based on where you put the radio. Move it the wrong way and the station vanishes!
Having a weather radio available on those rare occasions when I have to go somewhere on a day with severe weather in the forecast could be a life saver so it was well worth the $14.99 I spent.
However, I am still kicking myself over getting rid of the Radio Shack one that worked great! Ugh!
More pictures below.