Danger, Will Robinson! All-Hazards Alert NOAA Radio
The WRP-50 All Hazards Alert Radio with NOAA Reception provides instantaneous alerts to an emergency or hazardous situation. The radio turns on to a warning broadcast from the government with pre- and post-event information about all types of emergencies, as well as precautions and procedures, directly from the nearest National Weather Service office – which broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
· A single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.
· Covers natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages) hazards.
· Covers all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories.
· S.A.M.E. false alert avoidance system.
· Backlit LCD display.
· Easy programming.
· 120V Power with 9 volt battery backup.
· One-touch button to listen to 24 hour weather broadcast.
· In sleep mode the radio remains silent until an emergency.
· Desk or wall mount.
This product utilizes S.A.M.E. technology, which stands for Specific Area Message Encoding. This technology ensures that there are no false alarms – also known as the boy-who-cried-wolf effect. The best part is that this radio is the complete opposite of the Everything’s Okay alarm, which will sound every three seconds unless something isn’t okay, can't be turned off, and breaks easily.
This item might bring about flashbacks of bad 70’s disaster flicks such as Airport, Airport 1975, Airport '77, Airport '79, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure, and Towering Inferno.
The government of the United States of America recommends that the WRP-50 All Hazards Alert Radio be a common fixture of homes and public places – as a matter of fact, as common as other emergency medical supplies online such as smoke detectors, first aid kits, and the like. Other recommendations include the following:
· Program your county, parish, independent city or marine area into the radio.
· Do not program your radio for a louder or clearer station not designated as a S.A.M.E. channel; you will not receive alerts.
· To program NOAA Weather Radio S.A.M.E. receivers with the proper county(s) and marine area(s) of choice, you need to know the 6-digit SAME code number. Then follow the directions in your radio’s user manual.
· You can get your S.A.M.E. online at the United States and Territories Table, or by telephone at 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263) for a voice menu.