The WX-167 receives both audio and
digitally encoded civil and weather emergency alert messages transmitted
from NOAA broadcast towers. NOAA has more than 900 towers in the 50
states and near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S.Virgin
Islands and the U.S. Pacific Territories.
The WX-167 Public Alert TM Radio receives all 7 NOAA weather channels and
uses Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) technology to identify specific areas, like
a county or portion of a state.
To simplify programming, the WX-167 has a built-in database of over 3000 state and
county locations. You can select up to 20 locations for your radio to respond to. NOTE: You must
select the correct weather channel to receive warnings for the state/county codes that you have
When NOAA broadcasts a message, the WX-167decodes the message and
displays it on the LCDscreen. One of three color-coded LED lights will
lightup identifying the message as an “Advisory” (yellow), “Watch”
(orange) or “Warning” (red). External handicapped accessory devices are
triggered, if connected. The alert siren sounds and the radio
automatically switches to the voice broadcast.
There are optional settings which you can use, such as Event Blocking and Alerting Options,
to customize the response of your radio to an alert.
Working with other federal agencies and the FCC’s Emergency Alert System (EAS), NOAA is the
single source for weather and civil emergency information available to
For up-to-date information on NOAA and weather frequencies used in your area, check
the NOAA web site by clicking the logo below or call 1-888-NWR-SAME
- Free Adobe PDF Reader required to open Sima WX-167 User's
- Sima WX-167 User's Manual - click
- Weather Band Channels
- Channel 1 - 162.400 MHz
- Channel 2 - 162.425 MHz
- Channel 3 - 162.450 MHz
- Channel 4 - 162.475 MHz
- Channel 5 - 162.500 MHz
- Channel 6 - 162.525 MHz
- Channel 7 - 162.550 MHz
- Alert Function
- Your Public Alert TM Radio will automatically sound an alert tone siren and flash the corresponding LED
color indicator when it receives a weather or civil emergency broadcast from NOAA
- Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.)
Allows you to store up to 20 different location codes into memory. Each code identifies a specific geographic
area typically a county (defined by NWS). Setting the S.A.M.E. helps reduce unnecessary alerts.Your WX-167
will sound an alert when a civil or weather emergency is declared in your area
- Alphanumeric Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
- The LCD displays the NOAA weather channel number, time, programming information and alert/status
description. The LCD has a unique tilt view function to provide optimal visibility
- Display Backlight
- Allows you to read the LCD display in low light situations. When powered from the AC adapter or 12V
DC source, the backlight will stay on continuously. To conserve power from the backup batteries during a
power failure, the backlight will stay on for about 10 seconds when you press a key
- Non-Volatile Memory
- Channel and location settings are stored in non-volatile memory, even when AC and battery power is removed
- Remote Alert
- This feature can be used to control external handicapped accessible devices such as strobe lights, pillow vibration
modules and external sirens
- Alert Audio Output
- Allows connection of the siren and audio signal to a Public Address system, amplifier, un-amplified external
speaker or two-way radio for special alert applications. The volume contol knob controls the audio output. The
radio speaker is disabled when using this feature
- External Antenna (F connector)
- Allows connection to an optional external antenna (not included) to improve its reception in fringe or low
reception areas such as a shelter
- Rear Power Jack
- Connects to 9V AC wall adapter or 12VDC car cigarette plug adapter
- Battery Backup
- During AC power blackout periods, the unit will maintain normal operation on five AA backup batteries.
Rechargeable Ni-Cad or NiMH batteries as well as alkaline batteries may be used. A switch located in the
battery compartment is provided to select the type of battery used. Typically, alkaline batteries will provide up
to 24 hrs of operation while rechargeable NiCad and NiMH batteries will provide up to 12 hours
- Mounting bracket
- AC Power Adapter
- One Users manual
- Car Power Adapter
- Handicapped Accessories
- External antenna
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