Emergency alert weather radios can be lifesavers when severe weather threatens your area! During an emergency, emergency alert weather radios activate to provide you with immediate information about the life-threatening event.
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The WX-17 provides early warning of emergency and hazardous situations.
Now everyone can have instant notification of local and national emergencies and weather conditions. The WX-17 is portable, easy to use, and combines AM/FM operation with emergency alert. The First Alert® WX-17 is a portable NOAA weather radio that receives emergency alert warnings from the National Weather Service 24 hours a day. This unit aurtomatically sounds a warning siren when alerts are broadcast. It includes AM/FM bands for casual daily use and a battery back-up for use during power outages.
Receives all 7 NOAA Weather/Hazard Channels
Uses 4 “AA” Batteries (Not Included)
Receives all 7 NOAA WB(weather bands) frequencies
AM/FM Weather Band Radio Receiver
120V AC Adapter Included for Desktop Operation
Emergency Alert Siren
Handle For Easy Carrying
Depth 1.5 in
Height 4.5 in
Width 7 in
Weight 15.2 oz
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction 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 more than 940 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal.
Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400 162.425 162.450 162.475 162.500 162.525 162.550