Mid range alarms

Tree123

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Fed up of the awful battery life of my pro logic bat alarms and looking for replacement not too worried about a receiver as I am gonna be on top of my rods most of the time.
2 or 3 rod would be fine as at the moment I have 2 set up on buzz bar one on a single stick (but I dont think I've used it once this season to be truthful)

Edit i think delkim will be to big to store in my normal pocket
 
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mikench

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The Nash S5 is small and neat! It's also basic but all I need! Batteries last a year and are cheap to replace!
 

seth49

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Was going to recommend the Korum k r b 1+ receiver , I got a set of three alarms plus receiver last year, complete with batteries for £55.00. No problems with them at all.

But it looks like Korum have discontinued them, the nash ones are good, had two of them before the Korums.
 

kenpm

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Korum still sell the alarm sets but I would stump up for the Fox microns in the price range you can comfortably spend and they are weathertight reliable and run on two AAA batteries with good battery life.
 

Tree123

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Cheers the simpler they are the less there is to go wrong I guess. Plus looks like they come with the hatd case which is a big plus for me
 

seth49

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Sold out
This item has been discontinued by supplier and is sold out.
From angling direct website.
 

Tree123

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Been looking again. Do the s5 have the have output socket that if I need make them wireless I can use the Gardner kit?
 

Tree123

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For the money at f the Gardner dongles that not far of the price of wireless alarms.

The other option is buy two higher price alarms now (delkims or Nevilles r3 etc) knowing that in theory if I want a sounder box or 3rd alarm I should just be able to add to my existing set but in thoery the more expensive alarms should last longer
 
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chrissh

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You did say in your original post that you was not too worried about a receiver and wanted mid-range alarms,

Now you are talking receivers and top end alarms like delkims or Neville’s, it’s probably best to go to a tackle shop and look at what you want for the money you want to spend

Only you can make your mind up on what you need to suit the type of fishing you do, but just be careful on what you do buy do not go buying under gunned or over gunned
 

dave m

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i use the nash s5 alarms when barbel fishing and they are spot on, and also use the nash s5r when im carping.

both are excellent alarms with great battery life, the s5 isnt very loud but suits my needs when barbel fishing or if you are carping but not sleeping.
the s5r has a proper volume and can be quite loud, but also has a wireless receiver option so you can have the alarms quite low but then adjust the receiver accordingly if you are nodding off.

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Tree123

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Yeah im.not quite sure what I want to be honest.

I'll be perching a for the rest of the season now as I set myself a goal of getting a 3lber by the end of the season. Then next season ill be back on the rivers carping mostly evenings fishing over prebaited spots with the odd night thrown in there which is why I'm unsure about a receiver as worried I won't wake up to just the alarm.
But it's only about 60-70 difference for two s5 or s5r.
And my local shop sells both so im gonna go an have look at both
Shame I can't get hold of the old wychwood solace ones now as I used to love my old ones
 

mikench

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The S5 isn't very loud particularly when the battery is old! Renew the battery however and it will awaken Whitty from his slumbers!:rolleyes:
 

dave m

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The S5 isn't very loud particularly when the battery is old! Renew the battery however and it will awaken Whitty from his slumbers!:rolleyes:
Although there is a volume control on the s5 isn't really that loud, the s5r is a PROPER volume control.
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mikench

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The one feature on the S5 I don't like is the tiny ie microscopic switch to turn the unit on and adjust the volume! It's difficult to operate with my mits particularly when cold. Mine has started to lose volume even after a battery change! I don't use it much!
 

mikench

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I treated myself to a Delkim EV plus which is mid range and without the bells and whistles which I neither want nor need! I used it yesterday for the first time which was a good test for it as it chucked it down with hail! It registered the movement of the line and rod caused by the downpour but ceased to do so when the sensitivity was reduced to zero! I could hear it clearly and all controls are easy to use! Best of all the settings remain the same when you switch off and there are no moving parts.

So far so good.

Dave my S5 must be an early one as the on of switch is tiny and very fiddly to operate. It also functions as the volume control so to switch off you lose the volume setting! The new ones do not have this issue.
 
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terry m

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The one feature on the S5 I don't like is the tiny ie microscopic switch to turn the unit on and adjust the volume! It's difficult to operate with my mits particularly when cold. Mine has started to lose volume even after a battery change! I don't use it much!
Agree the on rotary switch is ridiculously small. I use these alarms when piking in winter and carry a rawlplug in my alarm bag which fits the switch well.
 
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