Using NWR SAME
After buying an NWR SAME http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrsame.htm
receiver, you must program your county, parish or independent
city or marine area into the radio. Do NOT program your radio
for louder or clearer station not designated as a SAME channel.
You will not receive alert. Your NWR will then alert you only
of weather and other emergencies for the county(s)/ area(s)
programmed. NWR receivers without the SAME capability alert
for emergencies anywhere within the coverage area of the NWR
transmitter, typically several counties, even though the emergency
could be well away from the listener.
When an NWS office broadcasts a warning, watch or non-weather
emergency, it also broadcasts a digital SAME code that may
be heard as a very brief static burst, depending on the characteristics
of the receiver. This SAME code contains the type of message,
county(s) affected, and message expiration time.
A programmed NWR SAME receiver will turn on for that message,
with the listener hearing the 1050 Hz warning alarm tone as
an attention signal, followed by the broadcast message.
At the end of the broadcast message, listeners will hear a
brief digital end-of-message static burst followed by a resumption
of the NWR broadcast cycle.
SAME is also used in the Emergency Alert System (EAS). See
EAS fact sheet http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/resources/EAS_factsheet.pdf
for more information. Using SAME, broadcasters may receive
NWR warning messages for rebroadcast in accordance with EAS
NOAA Radio Stations that cover Warren County
WNG 728 Bellflower, MO 162.450 Mhz
KDO80 St. Louis, MO 162.550 Mhz