Sima wx-167 User Manual

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Congratulations on your purchase of the First
 brand Public Alert
 Radio, Model WX-167.
This product  complies with the exacting standards for
Public Alert
 devices as set by CEA -2009, and will
provide reliability, long life and outstanding
performance. The WX-167 receives both audio and
digitally encoded civil and weather emergency  alert
messages transmitted  from NOAA broadcast towers.
NOAA has more than 900 towers in the 50 states and
near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Virgin Islands and the U.S. Pacific Territories.
The WX-167 Public Alert
 Radio receives all 7
NOAA weather channels and uses Specific Area
Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) technology to identify
specific areas, like a county or portion of a state.
To simplify programming, the WX-167 has a built-
in database of over 3000 state and county locations.
You can select up to 20 locations for your radio to
respond to.
NOTE: You must select the correct weather
channel to receive warnings for the state/county
codes that you have programmed.
How it works
When NOAA broadcasts a message, the WX-167
decodes the message and displays it on the LCD
screen. One of three color-coded LED lights will light
up identifying the message as an  “Advisory” (yellow),
“Watch” (orange) or “Warning” (red). External
handicapped accessory devices are triggered, if
connected. The alert siren sounds and the radio
automatically switches to the voice broadcast.
There are optional settings which you can use,
such as Event Blocking and Alerting Options, to
customize the response of your radio to an alert.
Working with other federal agencies and the  FCC’s
Emergency Alert System (EAS), NOAA is the single
source for weather and civil emergency information
available to the public. For up-to-date information on
NOAA and weather frequencies used in your area,
check the NOAA web site at
Your can also call 1-888-NWR-SAME
(1-888-697-7263) for further information.