I picked up a Cobra 25 NW WX ST cheap and it all works except the nightwatch feature which is no real surprise. One thing I notice that seems odd is that even with the volume down all the way it still has a fair amount of volume. When listening to a weather channel it is normal and a strong weather station can be turned down so that there is no audio. I was just wondering if others with this radio have had similar experiences with the volume being rather high at it's lowest setting. It also doesn't seem to do very well here in the house with noise. It seems a lot noisier than a Road Talker 40 (slant face ssb) or a Cobra 138 XLR. The noise blanker does make a small difference but not all that much. Maybe it is just the way it is with a smaller less expensive radio. Any thoughts?