What are weather radios and how do they function?

 

Everyone should own a weather radio.These tiny items will provide you with the weather forecast at any time, without you having to check the prognosis. However, their main purpose is to alert people about natural hazards in any US state, so that they can reach a safe spot in time and not get caught wandering on the streets during a hurricane. Though they are intended for the purpose of broadcasting the weather news and alert people on natural hazards, they can also be used as normal radios to listen to the news, your favorite music or radio shows you appreciate.

The only thing you need to do when you receive your new radio, to be able to enjoy various radio channels is to switch from the weather channel band from the menu to the AM/FM band and to find the one you prefer.That shouldn’t be very difficult, as most products come with simple-to-use buttons.Traditionally speaking, you should have an on/off control on one side of the device, while all the other controls are arranged on the front side of the radio.

How to program your weather radio?

 

To be able to program your radio you need to plug it in, switch it on and then activate some basic settings. If you want to listen to the weather prognosis, search the channel by using the up and down arrows. Once you find the right frequency, and the radio can be clearly heard, you must insert your area’s S.A.M.E. code to be right away notified if a storm, hurricane, or other natural disasters are awaited in your county. The device will memorize your channel and, even if you switch to another radio channel right away, the weather alert will automatically interrupt it, to notify you of any impending weather hazards. Don’t forget to check for the code assigned to your county prior to that.

However, as I read in numerous weather radio reviews the radio can be programmed to notify if any other areas are affected by natural hazards. You just need to switch the menu preference from SINGLE to ANY and, thus, receive all county weather alarms. But, if you just want to be informed on 2 or 3 counties, you can go to the MULTIPLE category in your menu and introduce the specific codes. This way you will have access to weather information from various regions. The NWR will not only warn you in case of a natural disaster, but also if a serious accident has taken place in your area, if any chemical hazards  have happened, if any epidemic has affected a specific region, and even let you know about any terrorist attacks and threats. Having one of these with you may indeed save your life at least one time.

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