You live in an area where getting hit by another natural disaster is just another day in paradise. Then, you should definitely add this RadioShack SAME Weather Radio to your home. It uses digital SAME technology to get weather alerts on your geographical area. When an alert is in effect, the corresponding alert indicator color flashes for 60 seconds and then lights for the duration that the alert is in effect. Red stands for "warning," amber stands for "watch," and yellow stands for "advisory." It even runs on batteries if you happen to have a power outage. Model: 12-991 Digital SAME technology-SAME codes are mostly aligned along county lines using the standard US government 6-digit FIPS county codes. You can obtain FIPS codes for your area at the NWS website: www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm or call the NWS toll-free at 1-888-NWR-SAME or contact your local RadioShack store Preprogrammed with all US counties Receives all NOAA channels Provides audible alerts When an alert is in effect, the corresponding alert indicator color flashes for 60 seconds and then lights for the duration the alert is in effect (red means "warning," amber means "watch," and yellow means "advisory") Antenna performance is a function of local conditions-transmission signals can be stronger in some directions than others and also may be affected by nearby structures or geographic features (such as mountains, trees, or bodies of water), seasonal environmental conditions (such as ice or heavy rain) Runs on the included AC adapter or 3 AA batteries (not included)
- 7-channel weather operation (162.400MHz to 162.550MHz)
- Flipped telescopic antenna with 50 miles operational range
- Integrated alarm clock with a snooze function
- It can run on either electricity or batteries
- Selectable trilingual system message display: English, Spanish and French
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Examples of situations calling for a weather alert include winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods Examples of situations calling for a civil alert include child abductions, chemical hazards (such as caused by a chemical spill), industrial fires, and evacuations.
Weather radios are designed to monitor the National Weather Radio service broadcast on the frequency that they are tuned to and respond to an alert signal by sounding an alert and/or turning on to play the alert message. Radios with the SAME (Specific-Area Message Encoding) feature allow you to set the radio to only activate when an alert contains a SAME code you have programmed into the radio.