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RADIO SHACK has a cool weatherband product (archive)

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Posted by Scottie on January 10, 2001 at 00:51:48:

In Reply to: You seem to know a lot about this stuff... posted by ///Mike on January 09, 2001 at 19:07:16:

This is kind of interesting since I really like the weather band. Weird...I found this unit in my grandfather's garage among all the old junk. SO I don't know if this is still produced. It looks like it may have been made in the mid 70's. It was a brand new never installed auto weatherband radio. You plug it in in series with your antenna cable and wire it up to power. When you want to listen to the weatherband, you switch to a certain AM channel. Pretty neat little unit. (well, its actually not little, which is why I haven't added it to my e28 yet. can't figure out where to put it. It's about the size of a very small cb radio) I was thinking about putting it the trunk next to the antenna and then rewiring the controls to the front of the car. that's just a project for a sunny saturday, i guess...

see if radio shack has a similar product nowadays. I know they have little crystal radios that operate on 9v. I bet it would be a very simple matter to wire one of these up to a small speaker mounted in the center grill on top of the dash. Then mount the radio someplace hidden and wire up the antenna somehow and a remote switch. ???


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