Weather Alert Radios
Topic: Pool Information
For those that might be interested in Weather Alert radios,
here is some information on the
National Weather Radio alert system
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network
of transmitters broadcasting continuous weather information
direct from a nearby National Weather Service office.
NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches,
forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
When an NWS office broadcasts a warning, watch, or non-weather emergency,
it also broadcasts a digital Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) code that may be heard as a very brief static burst depending on the characteristics of the receiver.
This SAME code contains the type of message, county(s) affected,
and message expiration time. You can program your receiver to only
respond to your local SAME code. Therefore, your receiver is muted until
a watch, warning, or alert is issued for your local area.
DuPage   017043 Lockport, IL 162.425Mhz
Will         017197 Lockport, IL 162.425Mhz
Kane       017089 Lockport, IL 162.425Mhz
Cook       017031 Lockport, IL 162.425Mhz
Cook       017031 Chicago, IL  162.550Mhz
Here is an example of a portable Weather Alert radio with SAME.
Posted by NPDSC
at 7:21 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, February 10, 2006 7:13 AM CST