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New NOAA Weather Alert

For those that have not been on the water as of late, or might have old VHF's, NOAA apparently has a new alert system. Remeber the old Buummm-Buummm-Bummm with accompanying high tone (Beeeeppppp)? Well the new one does that too, except it is followed by an even higher tone that does not shut off until you press a button. We have (unfortunately) had quite a few of these lately and it sends Fatty running for cover and shaking. Poor dog won't come out until the sun does. Needless to say, it is a real PITA.

I like that it alerts you that there is sever weather being reported, but I am not sure I like how it does it. If you do not have (or cannot get to) your VHF quickly, it will drive you out of your mind. It is also VERY Loud and nothing will play until you have pressed a button to turn it off, possibly missing what the original alert was. I will give them this though: It certainly gets your attention!!

How do others feel about it?

Brian

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