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Honeywell PCR507W - NOAA Weather Alert/All Hazard S.A.M.E FM Radio User Manual page 5

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- Toggles among the 18 preset radio station
U. STATION
and radio station program setting
BUTTON
- Sleeping mode setting
V. SLEEP BUTTON
SIDE VIEW
- Selection of the desired sound volume
W. VOLUME KNOB
- Selection of the desired frequency
X. TUNNING KNOB
- Enables or disables audible Weather Radio
Y. ALERT ON/ OFF
alerts
SLIDE SWITCH
- Jack for headphone or auxiliary/volume
Z. HEADPHONE
speaker
JACK
OPERATION
Once the unit is powered, it will show all available LCD display segments.
The Weather Radio display line will remain blank for 2 seconds. Then,
SIGNAL LOSS statement with RF reception icon will appear and radio
W
X
Y
Z
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will start scanning through all 7 NOAA channels. If the reception is
successful, it will detect and lock on the available channel.
WEATHER RADIO
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER RADIO SYSTEM
The National Weather Service (NWS) is a government agency within the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that operates
the nationwide radio network known as NOAA Weather Radio (NWR).
NWR is a nationwide radio stations network continuously broadcasting
information about all types of hazardous events both environmental and
technological. Broadcasts consist of local, regional and marine weather
conditions & forecasts that are repeated every few minutes. During
emergencies, routine broadcasts are interrupted to report specific
warnings.
NWR works with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)
Emergency Alert System (EAS), to provide the most complete, single
source of nationwide weather and emergency information.
As a nationwide network, the NWR consists of over 940 transmitters in all
50 US states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands
and US Pacific Territories. This network also includes Weather Radio
Canada which is a part of Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC).
When the NWR broadcasts specific warning, a digital code of Specific
Area Message Encoding (SAME) is included as part of the message. The
SAME code consists of specific information containing the geographical
area affected, the expiration time of the message and the message itself.
Your Weather Radio has been designed to receive and decode warning,
watch or non-emergency messages that are broadcast in digital SAME
code by the National Weather service. Once received, the message will
be presented visually and by voice announcement. The SAME code
contains the type of message, country(s) affected, and message
expiration time. Your radio should provide reception for up to 40 miles
distant from the NWR transmitter depending on terrain and man made
structures, either of which can reduce that distance.
You can customize the radio to only receive event messages occurring in
your specific location. You can program up to nine (9) specific county
locations based on system FIPS (Federal Information Processing
Standard) codes you have entered into the radio memory.
NOTE: For customizing your Weather Radio use the Weather Radio
Control Panel buttons located on the front of the main unit.
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