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A must-have part of any home emergency preparedness kit, First Alert Brand, Midland Radio, Sunstar, Sima, Oregon Scientific, Eton, Many of our Public Alert weather Radios deliver the full capabilities of the NOAA All Hazards Radio Network, endorsed by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Emergency weather radios provide weather information from NOAA. These weather radios keep you informed. Our emergency weather radios provide alert information from the NWS and NOAA. These weather radios include hand-held weather radios and graphical interface weather radios.
Weather Radios provide advance warning about dangerous weather situations that is many times the key to surviving severe storms!
Weather radios can be life-saving tools in the event of approaching hurricanes, heavy rain, floods, tornados, or snow and ice. Weather alert radios are critical items to have in the home, office, for travelers, boaters, campers, hikers and for just about everyone who may be affected by severe weather!
The Survival Store features NOAA alert radios in portable or desktop versions from a variety of manufacturers including Midland, Oregon Scientific, Reecom, First Alert and more. Many of the weather radios include S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology that enables you to localize emergency warnings to your specific area.
Depending on the information you want to access, and how and where you plan to access our broadcasts, you have many options. We carry Standalone Weather Radio receivers as well as Multi-Band/Function Receivers with the Weather Band included. If you are want to be alerted to Warnings and Watches day or night, a Standalone receiver might work best for you. If you just want to be able to tune to in the Weather Broadcast, but you do not care about receiving alerts, a general multi-band/function receiver could be better.
Standalone Receivers: Standalone Receivers might also come with AM/FM bands, but their primary use will be to receive Weather Radio broadcasts. You can choose between handheld and desktop models, depending on whether you will want to take your radio with you when you go out. There are many choices and prices depending on the number of features included.
Receives NOAA warnings of severe weather and environmental dangers. Receives public alert warnings for civil emergencies, terrorist attacks, problems at nuclear plants, industrial fires, chemical spills, biological hazards and Amber alerts. Our affordable weather radio incorporates the latest SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology, providing you with invaluable early warning information about approaching severe storms which may threaten your area. Buy an all-digital weather radio with SAME technology and AM/FM radio to be prepared for hurricane season. Boost your weather radio reception while on the road with an external VHF weather antenna. Purchase a weather radio has SAME technology, voice and siren alerts
SAME allows you to pre-program the weather radio and filter out distant weather warnings, instead localizing the alerts. The emergency weather radio eliminates false alarms and can be programmed to monitor different counties within your reception area.
Well there isn’t just one frequency, but seven. Good weather radios are able to tune to all seven frequencies and operate by battery. You may be wondering exactly what the weather radios broadcast? The broadcasts include the weather and warnings including post-event information for “all hazards” like earthquakes, terrorist attack, tsunamis, tornados, and chemical spills.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, known as NWR, is broadcast as a public service resource for the National Weather Service’s severe storm warnings and the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System. NOAA broadcasts (MHz): 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, and 162.550 24 hours a day. An AM/FM radio will not receive the NWR broadcast. A scanner, radio receiver i.e. a weather radio is needed.
Emergency Alert Radio
Early warnings save lives. The ability to be prepared on a local level may make the most difference in a time of crisis. For years, these radios have played an important role in countless stories of people who have survived tornados, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
NOAA emergency alert weather radios monitor a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information. There are seven NOAA weather channels broadcasting the National Weather Service’s severe storm warnings in all 50 states. You hear severe weather warnings, weather watches, weather forecasts, hazard and disaster alerts for your area.
The American Red Cross recommends that each household have a battery-powered or hand-crank radio for vital information during a crisis.
Oregon Scientific Weather radio, Weather Radios alert for national emergencies, tornados, thunderstorms, hurricanes, chemical spills, fires, natural and man-made disasters.
Emergency alert weather radios can be lifesavers when severe weather threatens your area! During an emergency, emergency alert weather radios activate to provide you with immediate information about the life-threatening event.
The Survival Store carries Weather radios from Oregon Scientific, Midland, First Alert, Reecom, WeatherOne and grundig are available to purchase and incorporate features such as sirens, flashing strobe lights, warning messages and alert tones. Weather radios are available in portable or desktop models and many include SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology allowing you to filter our distant warning broadcasts and instead monitor only your local area!
We recommend Public Alert weather radios with SAME Technology. Digital tuning, optional external antenna capability and reliablity are the primary factors in choosing a weather radio. With global events changing the world climate nearly every minute, shortwave has become a necessity in the home, office, and while traveling. Now you can listen to live broadcasts from around the world, direct from the source. Shortwave provides instant access to international news.
What is an NOAA Weather Radio?
This life-saving technology broadcasts weather forecasts and travel conditions, storm warnings, and alerts affecting life and safety on a 24/7 basis - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is a network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service (NWS) office. It is operated by the NWS, an agency of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the United States Department of Commerce. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. It also broadcasts alerts of non-weather emergencies such as national security, natural, environmental, and public safety (see: AMBER Alert) through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System.
The system is operated by the National Weather Service which is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; both agencies are branches of the US Commerce Department. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts are localized using over 600 special VHF transmitters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (stations are continually being added).
The NOAA frequencies are in the VHF radio spectrum ranging from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz, which is outside of the normal AM/FM radio bands and must be monitored by special receivers like the All Hazards/Weather Emergency Alert radios. These broadcasts can be received up to 40-50 miles from a NOAA transmitter. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.
What is EAS?
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) provides the only network of national and local government broadcasts for messages affecting public health and safety. Weather radios with SAME technology will receive these broadcasts automatically. EAS broadcasts may include warnings about weather and technological emergencies, including tornados and earthquakes; toxic chemical spills; radiation emergencies; explosions and fires; and other conditions that require immediate public notification.
With the EAS and the NOAA working in conjunction, communities are capable of being warned of every type of disaster - natural as well as man-made. Alerts and warnings (both visual and audio) are issued for such severe weather as hurricanes, tornados, floods, high winds, thunderstorms, tropical storms, radiation emergencies, hazardous chemical spills and fires within a 30-40 mile range.
What is S.A.M.E.?
S.A.M.E. is Specific Area Message Encoding. S.A.M.E. radios receive the same alerts and warnings as the NOAA radios, however they allow users to adjust their reception and identify information for specific counties of interest and concern, rather than for an entire regional broadcast area.
Weather Radio owners can easily program a SAME-equipped receiver with a six-digit code for a specific county location. This eliminates the numerous "false alarms" for weather alerts that may apply to an area 40 or 50 miles distant. Multiple county codes can be programmed and memorized by Oregon Scientific Weather Radios to permit storing home and business locations, travel/vacation destinations, and favorite recreational sites.
For SAME Technology Codes and NOAA WEATHER RADIO County by County Coverage:
Automated Computer Voice Broadcasts
In addition to active weather alerts and warnings, the automated computer voice broadcasts (or voice of the National Weather Service) allows you to listen to current weather conditions, weather forecasts as well as weather statements, alerts and warnings.
All weather radios have the ability to tune into a specific frequency and listen to broadcasts.
All NOAA Radios include a silent stand-by mode that automatically turns on the audio when an alert warning is received.
Public Alert Devices
Public Alert Weather Radio Monitors U.S. Emergency All Hazards, Reports Weather Bulletins / Warnings, Receives Available Emergency Advisories, Tornadoes / Floods / Evacuations. Oregon Scientific, Midland Radio, First Alert.
The Public Alert Standard (CEA-2009) was developed by the Consumer Electronics Association in conjunction with the National Weather Service. Devices carrying the Public Alert logo meet certain technical standards and come with all the features mentioned above.
Weather Radio Accessories
External antennas, audio cables, bed shakers, strobe lights and wireless transmitters are available for special needs applications.
Statements, Alerts and Warnings
The following statements, alerts and warnings are currently available with NOAA All Hazard Weather Radios.
All Weather and public alert radios from The Survival Store may include an AM/FM radio, variable volume control, telescoping antenna, digital clock with calendar mode and an alarm. The AM/FM radio will also automatically end and switch to emergency mode when an alert warning is broadcast.