A basic Weatheradio receiver uses warning tones as the trigger that activates the alarm features. Users who purchase a basic Weatheradio will receive the weather audio broadcast and will also be alerted to severe weather warnings, for events like tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
The enhanced Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) capable Weatheradio receivers use digital SAME codes as the trigger that activates the alarm features. Users who own or purchase a SAME-capable Weatheradio will be able to receive the full suite of weather and non-weather related emergency messages which include watches, warnings and advisories. In addition, they will be able to access the full functionality of the warning device unit, with features like the ability to pre-select which warnings to receive, and for which region(s).
To find your nearest transmitter site, check the Weatheradio stations page.
Who should own a Weatheradio receiver?
A Weatheradio receiver is not just for emergencies. It's a dependable, constant source of weather information that will help you plan daily activities. Commuters, truck drivers, farmers, fishing crews, construction managers and Canadians everywhere can rely on Weatheradio's timely, accurate forecasts.
Weatheradio receivers should be standard equipment in:
- Dispatch Offices
- Manufacturing plants
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