Portable Solar Electronics and Gear

Product Tips - Tuning into NOAA Weather Radio

September 15, 2015

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When you purchase a solar weather radio that is compatible with the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) service, it is important to learn and understand how to tune into the nationwide radio service. The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. These NWR broadcasts and official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information are communicated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.

Working together with with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including 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). Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1025 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories.

Your NWR compatible radio includes the special radio receiver or scanner that picks up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at designated frequencies (MHz). Please click on the link below to learn more about the NWR service, dedicated frequencies and the location of transmitters in your area. 

LINK: NOAA All Hazard Weather Radio Network Information

 




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