How Does a NOAA Weather Radio Work?

How Does a NOAA Weather Radio Work?

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) provides the Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) network through a nationwide network of local radio stations that work together to monitor and provide continuous weather updates and broadcast official weather service watches, warnings, forecasts and other hazard information. NWR also works with local and national emergency response teams to broadcast information after a major event, including natural and environmental events.

A weather radio picks up these signals, which are broadcast on the following seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550


The weather radio built into the Halo+ device needs to be set to the station for your location, just like and other weather radio. Once your station is programmed, your Halo+ device will alert you to important weather warnings and information for your specific area.

 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/info/nwrrcvr.html