your S.A.M.E. Weather Alert Radio
This is simple guide to programming
your weather radio.
The links mentioned below are for the National Weather Service
office in Morristown TN, and covers all of E TN.
You can find other weather radio stations and codes by going
and using the weather radio links there.
1) Plug the unit in, put the back up batteries in it, and turn
it on. Make sure the weather part is turned on.
For the next few items, you will need your manual to navigate
through the menus in your radio.
2) You need to select the weather service transmitter closest
to you, that serves your area.
You can find this information at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/mrxnwr.php.
3) Once you select the right station, make sure you can hear
the station by getting out of the setup menu, and press the
You may need to move around to get a good signal. Once you
find the best place, this IS where the radio needs to be.
It DOES need to receive a good quality signal.
4) Now you need to set at least one S.A.M.E. code for your
county. If you plan to set only one code, choose a "single"
setting in the menu.
5) Next, you need to enter that code. You find the proper code
by looking at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/same.php.
6) If you want to enter multiple codes (highly recommended if
you live near a county line) then you would select "multiple"
and enter the differing codes,
such as SAME 01 or CODE 01, and enter the codes you find on http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mrx/same.php.
7) Set the clock.
8) Set the alert type. Voice is a good choice, as the radio
will send out a loud tone, then switch to voice during the
alert, so that you instantly hear what the warning is for.
9) Get out of the menus, make sure the weather radio switch is
on (this is probably a slide switch on the unit) and never
turn it off.
10) If you have an extended power outage, change your
batteries. Also change them once to twice a year, when you
change smoke detector batteries.
11) NOTE: always have an alternate way to receive weather
information. The NWS transmitters do go off the air from time
Broadcast TV or radio is a good
choice. If you have cable or satellite TV, you may not get an
You can find S.A.M.E. Weather
Alert Radios at many local stores, such as Walgreens, WalMart,
Feel free to contact the
McMinn Co Amateur Radio Club, Inc at email@example.com and
please put "Weather Radio Help" in the subject line.