If the forecast is for severe storms overnight, I would put the 396xt in an
adjacent room or a nearby bathroom.close the door partially too and then if
the tone is activated, it won't be loud enough to give you a coronary but it
should be loud enough to wake you.
I used to have an old analog base scanner in the kitchen downstairs for this
purpose and it was plenty loud to wake me at night at that distance even
when we were upstairs sleeping when the NWS activated the tone. I had to
get rid of that scanner though as it didn't have FIPS or SAME capabilities
and without those capabilities, it was a most annoying and frustrating
event on many a stormy night.
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Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:14 AM
Subject: [BCD396XT] Weather Alert OMG!!!
Wow!!! Is that weather alert tone annoying or what?!? Here in the midwest, I
would like to set the scanner on wx alert mode when a storm front is due to
move through overnight. I could never get away with this unless I placed the
scanner into a hermetically sealed, lead-lined mayonaise jar and then
covered it with pillows! The alert tone is a heart attack waiting to happen.
I sure wish there were optional settings for the wx alert much like the
other alert tones. I've reverted to my gmrs radio for wx alerting because it
has tone options and volumn settings. Unfortunate after paying $500 for the
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