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'All Hazard' Warning System
NOAA All Hazards Receiver
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed the Emergency Alert System (EAS) so officials could quickly send important emergency notifications to affected counties across the country. This FCC EAS is digital-based and automated, using coding protocols similar to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio Specific-Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology. Under national EAS guidelines, each state and localities within have formed Emergency Communications Committees to serve as liaisons to the FCC, ensuring continuous improvement in the system and ensuring national implementation of the system, so it’s useful.

The Automatic 'All Hazard' Warning System, which comes standard with every ALERT AM  Emergency Advisory Radio System and every ITS6000 Highway Advisory Radio Network, automatically rebroadcasts FCC EAS/weather targeted national alerts. It includes an FCC-approved EAS/weather radio receiver with antenna, mount and SAME programming. Within the 'All Hazard' Warning System, targeted national alerts automatically interrupt regular programming.

To verify reception of a National Weather Service channel (162.400-162.550 MHz) at your desired location, see coverage areas online at this NOAA web link.
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) decoder for your selected counties, 2,000-county capability.
  • Receives all 7-channel, VHF, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) weather frequencies and all Emergency Alert System (EAS) codes.
  • Field programmable and upgradeable.
  • Front-panel diagnostics and audio test port that accepts recorded .wav files.
  • Detects up to 16 programmed SAME county codes; user-adjustable; triggers program changes based on NOAA-EAS/weather-encoded messages.
  • Stores most recent alert for local speaker replay.
  • 600-ohm continuous output, manual and autoscan tuning; integral speaker/volume control.
  • Steel chassis; rack mountable.
  • External antenna, cut for the EAS/weather radio frequencies and mount with threaded UHF connector, balun and weatherproof gasket.
Radio Systems that Use SAME Technology