As usual our luncheon will be at Sinbad’s. Sinbad’s is just south of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero near the foot of Mission Street. Please RSVP to Karen Prasek at Zack’s: 408-324-0551 x126 as we’ve been running out of tables and chairs. We meet at 11:30 and are seated at 12:30.
THIS IS OUR FINAL MEETING
FOR 1997. THERE IS NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.
Donations should be made to College of San Mateo, Office of Special Programs and Services, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402.
There will be an open house for the industry on Dec. 20th at KDTV, 50 Fremont St.31st Floor, San Francisco. Meet there at 10 AM for coffee and doughnuts and Bob Wyatt will give a tour at 10:30 AM, 11:30 & 12:30. These are brand new facilities for channel 14.
In 1994, NOAA (National Oceanic and Aerospace Administration) began transmitting coded emergency weather signals that identify the specific geographic area (such as you county) affected by an emergency. NOAA transmits the coded weather emergency signals using a technique called Specific Area Message Encoding or SAME. This receiver is designed to receive these SAME transmissions.
You may program this radio with up to 15 predefined state/county codes and receive emergency alert broadcasts that notify you of weather warnings, watches, statements --- about 30 different types --- for ONLY those areas. OR, you can receive all of them transmitted on the one selected frequency. There are 7 NOAA NWR frequencies.
ALERT FUNCTION - lets you set the
Weatheradio to sound an alert when it receives one from NOAA.
AUDIBLE ALERTS - With a few exceptions, these are the audible alarms:
WARNINGS - Siren.
WATCHES - Beeps
DMO - No sound (DMO = Demonstration) RWT Beeps (RWT = Required Weekly Test. Every Wednesday between 1100-1200 hours local time)
SAME operation - lets you program up to 15 different FIPS (Federal Information Processing System) codes into memory.
Your county FIPS code is 6 digits. The first digit, if "0", means somewhere within the county. If the first digit is "1" through "9", it indicates in which specific part of a county the threat is located. The second two digits indicate the state; California is "06". The last three digits provide the unique county identifier. The FIPS code for Los Angeles County, for example, is 006037.
The FIPS codes are listed for you in the EAS Web Page:
LCD DISPLAY - clearly displays alert
ALERT STATUS INDICATORS - different colored show at a glance the type of alert received; i.e., red for Warning, yellow for Watch, and green for Statement.
7 CHANNELS - lets you select the frequency of the NWR serving your area. They range from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz.
EXTERNAL ALERT TERMINALS - lets you connect an external controller system, such as Plug 'n Power or X-10 system. This is useful for ensuring you can hear OR SEE the alert in a location that might be some distance from where you installed the Weatheradio. This should appeal to the hearing impaired.
EXTERNAL ANTENNA CONNECTOR - for an outside VHF-FM High Band (162 Mhz) antenna. Telescoping antenna on radio for strong signal areas not requiring an outside antenna.
BACKUP BATTERY - 9 volt DC. LCD display tell you when battery is low and requires replacement.
MOUNTING - on desktop, panel mount (console, etc.), or wall mount.
Receiving Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD):
FIPS Code Sensitivity @ +/- Deviation/90@ success rate: 0.3 uV
Signal to Noise Ratio: 40 dB
Dual Tone Detection range: 1.2 to 2.4 kHz
Channel Selectivity: +/-25 kHz, 60 dB
Power Output (Maximum): 250 mW
Power Supply (built-in): 120 VAC, 5 watts
Battery Backup: One 9-Volt battery
Dimensions: 5-3/16" x 6-3/4" x 1-3/16" inch
Weight: 17.67 oz