SAME Weather Alert for Canada - Uniden

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cipher29

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Hi All,

As summer is approaching, so is severe weather season for the prairies! I was curious who out there is using the SAME alerting on their Uniden scanners and if it actually works. I have a 396T and a 246 and I've tried programming the SAME codes for the Edmonton and surrounding areas with little luck on actually getting them to fire. I've tried during severe weather events and never hear anything.

Anyone have this working? Am I missing something? Thanks!
 

kilowa22

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Hi All,

As summer is approaching, so is severe weather season for the prairies! I was curious who out there is using the SAME alerting on their Uniden scanners and if it actually works. I have a 396T and a 246 and I've tried programming the SAME codes for the Edmonton and surrounding areas with little luck on actually getting them to fire. I've tried during severe weather events and never hear anything.

Anyone have this working? Am I missing something? Thanks!
Does the local wx svc have a weekly or monthly tone alert testing time? That would be the time to check to see if it is working.
 

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In Edmonton the test is at Noon on Wednesdays.That though is an all call test and don't believe it covers all the SAME codes. Haven't tried the Uniden scanners on the SAME codes but have weather radios dedicated for that purpose only.

Harry
 

cipher29

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Thanks all! I'll look out for Wednesday to do some testing to see if it actually works or not for me :D
 

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Has anyone every heard an Amber alert on this system. I asked that of the Environment Canada Weather radio specialist recently at the emergency expo in Edmonton. She said Yes and pointed to the SAME section of her brochure. I've never heard an amber alert on my weather radio.
Harry
 

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Thanks ve5jl from your link I found code CAE, Child Abduction Emergency.
So if I add that to my SAME codes I suppose I'll get the Amber Alerts.
Harry
 
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