Do you use a weather alert radio? Weather alert radios turn on automatically in emergency weather conditions. NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) operates weather radio station all over the USA with the purpose of protecting life and property.
NOAA weather stations broadcast on VHF frequencies. VHF is the best frequency band for this application if you are broadcasting with sufficient power from a tower.
Most schools and businesses use UHF 2 way radios. UHF is the best frequency band for broadcasting inside building and in dense areas.
Recently a customer called to ask if he could use his hand held radios to receive NOAA weather alerts. Since they use UHF 2 way radios at their plant and UHF radios do not receive VHF signals my first answer was “no.” However after chewing on the problem a little we came up with a solution.
Introducing the Weather Announcer. The Weather Announcer receives VHF weather alert broadcasts from NOAA and re-broadcasts them on the same UHF frequencies you use at your school or business. The only time the Weather Announcer interrupts regular radio traffic at your site is when there is a weather alert.
We can program the Weather Announcer to work with your specific radios. The Weather Announcer sells for $599.
The Weather Announcer is an important consideration for every school’s and business’s emergency plan.
Give us a call to learn more about the Weather Announcer. Doing business with 2 Way Radio Express is easy.
Manzie R Lawfer