Multiple Channel Watch / Detection
The conventional SAME alert radio is a single channel watch receiver in that the NOAA channel is either preset to one of seven NOAA channels or auto search the strongest channel to monitor alerts. For home use alert radios, it is better to preset the radio to receive your local channel per NOAA assignment (refer to the web site: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverage/county_coverage.html ). For travel use or outdoor activities, auto search channel can be a good alternative to monitor the alert signal from the nearby transmitter. However, the auto-searched strongest channel may not be the correct channel to service your immediate area for alerts and therefore, not always secure and reliable. To
eliminate this uncertainty, it is better to have a radio being able to simultaneously monitor all available NOAA channels to detect SAME alert signals in the field.
In addition to single channel watch, the Reecom R-200 and R-500 alert radios offer selections to monitor dual, triple, quad and up to 7-channel as desired. With this unique feature, the radio, in standby mode, can simultaneously monitor all selected channels, regardless of whether the channel is the strongest or not, as long as the reception is clear.
With the multiple channel watch advantage, the radio is good for traveling, mobile home / RV, camping, hiking or other outdoor activities by setting the radio to 7-Channel watch and All County option (travel mode) to detect SAME alert signals around your location. Besides that, it is also useful for residential, business or other interested parties located in the border between two NOAA transmitters or in fringe area covered by a few transmitters. Upon receipt of alert, the radio will display the alert message along with the effective time and receiving channel alternatively, and register
the alert to the event memory with Date/Time historically.