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Old 09-02-2012, 12:29 AM
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Hello Folks.... have a question here. Does anyone have a Weather Alert Radio linked into there repeater. We have a 70cm repeater that we use for SKYWARN and wanted to look into getting a alert when there is weather alert put out for the 3 counties we service.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:37 AM
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You can try to call the Weather Service Center near you. I'm sure they have info.
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There are a few area ham repeaters that have the controller programed to say "Weather Alert" when there are local warnings and "Skywarn Net" during an active net (this is similar to the ID process, but generally every 5 mins or so and only when the repeater isn't currently active). The "Skywarn Net" alert is part of the configuration when a control op uses the tones to activate the net (along with linking the various networked repeaters, changing the courtesy tone, remove the PL tone, etc.). I believe that the "Weather Alert" is initiated by the weather service either from their text service or processing of the normal weather radio's SAME codes. This does require one of the "smart" controllers, but these are pretty common nowdays.
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The Linker 2a will do this,

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Old 09-02-2012, 5:22 AM
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I have used the CAT WX-250 for over 10 years and it has worked perfectly! Very easy to install, then set it and forget it.

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Thanks, we knew that we would need to get a controller that allowed this but I wanted to hear from people who have this already installed and have played with it.
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Thanks, we knew that we would need to get a controller that allowed this but I wanted to hear from people who have this already installed and have played with it.
I can give you a number to call for all the info you need on how to do this,including cost?

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You may want to check the various product offerings from THUNDER EAGLE Thunder Eagle, Inc. - Wireless Alerting Systems

Daniel Gropper at Thunder Eagle provides great customer support and highly reliable products.

I've been using various Thunder Eagle "Weather Eagle" series NOAA Weather Radio Receivers & interfaces for several years now supporting The Weather Channel and NBC Network News.

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