I've replaced the Radio Shack weather radio with a Orgeon Scientific weather radio
If you live in a area prone to tornadoes and severe thunder storms I would recomend getting a NOAA weather reader such as the Oregon scientific Weather radio WR 602
Although I have not measured the difference, I believe placing my XM radio antennae on the PUP gizmo improved reception similar to a satellite dish.
my precious equipment I trying to protect with the surge protector.
The Orgeon Scientific weather radio with the XM radio and iPod
Oregon scientific Weather radio WR 602
AFTER with all the cords tucked away
BEFORE - what a mess.