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Owlie Skywarn Home Page - severe weather safety tips.

OS-WR102 Portable SAME Weather Radio

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 Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.)

Handheld - OS-WR102 Portable SAME Weather Radio

Desktop - Home Safe Inc - SAME Weather Radio - Programmed For YOU!


U.S. Emergency Alert System The Emergency Alert System (EAS) provides the only network of national and local government broadcasts for messages affecting public health and safety. EAS broadcasts may include warnings about weather and technological emergencies, including tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes, toxic chemical spills, radiation emergencies, explosions and fires, and other disasters that require immediate public notification.

Mark Trail Champions NOAA Weather RadioNOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations 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.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards--both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills).

Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes more than 900 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):






NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME)

Detailed SAME System Specification (pdf file) updated 1/6/04: version 4.43
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Explanation of NWR and SAME

NOTE: NWR service to a county depends on reliable signal reception, which typically extends in about a 40 mile radius from the transmitter, assuming level terrain. Counties without NWR coverage or partial NWR coverage are indicated. Some counties or parts of counties, especially in mountainous areas, may not have reliable reception due to signal blockages or excessive distance from the transmitter.