RadioShack® 7-Channel Weatheradio® Model 12-249 Event Codes
 
Weatheradio® 12-249 Picture
The following table documents the various EAS event codes supported by the RadioShack® 7-Channel Weatheradio® with WRSAME model 12-249 and how they are displayed on its LCD and LED displays. For information on the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME), see the FCC 47 CFR Part 11 (EAS) Rules information on the FCC's EAS website.

RadioShack® has released the model 12-250 7-Channel Weatheradio® with WRSAME. For information on the EAS event codes supported by the model 12-250, please click here.

EAS ACTIVATION NAMEEVENT
CODE
LCD DISPLAYLEDALARM
SOUND
Practice/Demo WarningDMOTESTNoneNone
Required Monthly TestRMTTESTNoneBEEPS
Required Weekly TestRWTTESTNoneBEEPS
Tornado WatchTOATORNADO WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Tornado WarningTOR 1TORNADO WARNINGREDWARBLE
Tornado WarningTOW 1TORNADO WARNINGREDWARBLE
Severe Thunderstorm WatchSVASEVERE THUNDER WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Severe Thunderstorm WarningSVR 2SEVERE THUNDER WARNINGREDWARBLE
Severe Thunderstorm WarningSVW 2SEVERE THUNDER WARNINGREDWARBLE
Severe Weather StatementSVSSEVERE WEATHERGREENBEEPS
Special Weather StatementSPSSPECIAL WEATHERGREENBEEPS
Flash Flood WatchFFAFLASH FLOOD WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Flash Flood WarningFFWFLASH FLOOD WARNINGREDWARBLE
Flash Flood StatementFFSFLASH FLOODGREENBEEPS
Flood WatchFLAFLOOD WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Flood WarningFLWFLOOD WARNINGREDWARBLE
Flood StatementFLSFLOODGREENBEEPS
Coastal Flood WarningCFWCOASTAL FLOOD WARNINGREDWARBLE
Winter Storm WatchWSAWINTER STORM WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Winter Storm WarningWSWWINTER STORM WARNINGREDWARBLE
Blizzard WarningBZWBLIZZARD WARNINGREDWARBLE
High Wind WatchHWAHIGHWIND WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
High Wind WarningHWWHIGHWIND WARNINGREDWARBLE
Hurricane WatchHUAHURRICAN WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Hurricane WarningHUWHURRICAN WARNINGREDWARBLE
Hurricane StatementHLSHURRICANGREENBEEPS
Tsunami WatchTSATSUNAMI WATCHYELLOWWARBLE
Tsunami WarningTSWTSUNAMI WARNINGREDWARBLE
Special Marine WarningSMWSEVERE MARINE WARNINGREDWARBLE
Emergency Action NotificationEANEMERGENC ACTION WARNINGREDWARBLE
Civil Emergency MessageCEMTUNE TVREDWARBLE
Evacuation ImmediateEVIEVACUATE IMMEDIATREDWARBLE
??NUCLEAR ATTACK WARNING 3?WARBLE
NoneNoneCHECK OP 4NoneNone

1 For a "Tornado Warning", the radio will respond to either the "TOR" or "TOW" event codes. "TOW" is a National Weather Service proposal to replace the "TOR" event code.

2 For a "Severe Thunderstorm Warning", the radio will respond to either the "SVR" or "SVW" event codes. "SVW" is a National Weather Service proposal to replace the "SVR" event code.

3 The event "NUCLEAR ATTACK WARNING" is listed in the manual which accompanies the radio. However, there is no definition for this event in the Emergency Alert System (EAS) standard.

4 The event "CHECK OP" is displayed when the radio has not received a SAME transmission in seven days of continuous operation. Turning the radio off and back on again will clear this message. If this message consistently reappears, the radio should be checked out. While it is possible that the National Weather Service in your area has not been transmitting the weekly required test, more than likely there is a reception problem, incorrect FIPS codes for your area have been programmed into the radio or there an internal problem with the radio's SAME decoder.
 
 
Compiled by Robert G. Schaffrath, N2JTX
Last modified December 7, 2001