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WARN believes NOAA weather alert receivers provide the best option for personal severe weather warning. For homes and businesses, they are much more effective than depending on outdoor warning sirens. Outdoor warning sirens are only effective when/where they can be heard.

SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) receivers allow you to program which counties for which you wish to receive alerts. Even though they are more expensive, we highly recommend this newer style radio. Since you only receive alerts of interest to you, fewer people tend to get complacent and turn them off.

Some people have stated that they can't find the codes for area counties. (It's also important to set your radio to the frequency (channel) that covers your area with the best signal. Transmitters only send alerts for counties in their coverage area.) Here is a list of local SAME county codes:

County SAME # Frequency
MHz
Transmitter
Location
Callsign Station
Power

     INDIANA

Dearborn 018029 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Franklin 018047 162.550
162.500
Covington KY
Richmond IN
KIH42
KHB52
1000 W
300 W
Ohio 018115 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Ripley 018137 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Switzerland 018155 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W

     KENTUCKY

Boone 021015 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W
Bracken 021023 162.550
162.425
Covington KY
Maysville KY
KIH42
KZZ49
1000 W
300 W
Campbell 021037 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Carroll 021041 162.450 Owenton KY KZZ48 300 W
Gallatin 021077 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W
Grant 021081 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W
Kenton 021117 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Owen 021187 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W
Pendleton 021191 162.550
162.450
Covington KY
Owenton KY
KIH42
KZZ48
1000 W
300 W

     OHIO

Brown 039015 162.550
162.525
162.425
Covington KY
Otway OH
Maysville KY
KIH42
WXM69
KZZ49
1000 W
1000 W
300 W
Butler 039017 162.550
162.475
Covington KY
Dayton OH
KIH42
WXJ46
1000 W
1000 W
Clermont 039025 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Clinton 039027 162.550
162.475
Covington KY
Dayton OH
KIH42
WXJ46
1000 W
1000 W
Hamilton 039061 162.550 Covington KY KIH42 1000 W
Warren 039165 162.550
162.475
Covington KY
Dayton OH
KIH42
WXJ46
1000 W
1000 W

For counties not listed here, the National Weather Service maintains a list of all codes for the United States and its territories at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm#sametable

 
 
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