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Weather Channel Search
To hear preprogrammed NOAA weather channels:
Note: • It’s possible to receive more than one weather broadcast in your area. If the
broadcast sounds weak or distant, press
SRCH to look for a closer station.
HOLD/▲ if you want to stop searching (WX hold mode).
In addition to the conventional weather broadcasts, your BC780XLT is compatible with
NWR-SAME weather alert. When the scanner receives NOAA’s Specific Area Message
Encoding (SAME) coded weather emergency signal, it sounds the alert tone with specified
message. You must program your FIPS code to identify the Specific Area where you are
1. While receiving a weather channel or at the WX hold
WX to activate this feature. The ALT
icon displays. The audio is muted but the scanner is
still actively waiting to detect the coded SAME
emergency warning signals.
2. When the unit receives a warning signal, it shows a
message with the alert tone defined. (For NWR-
SAME Event Code, see the table in the Appendix.)
3. To deactivate, just press
WX or it is automatically canceled when the channel is
Testing the Alert Siren
To test and recognize the difference between the types of alert sirens, perform the
1. During WX hold mode, press and hold the
PRI key until you hear the
Statement Alert siren.
ALT appears on the display and the
Statement, watch, warning sirens sound alternately.
Note: The samples of the each alert siren only last for a few seconds. You may need to
listen to each siren several times to be sure you recognize the different sirens and
tones. The sirens continue to sound rotating through the samples until you silence
2. To stop the test, press any key.
Make sure you can hear the siren in all areas that you would need to. If not, optional
accessories can be purchased to ensure that you are alerted for emergency broadcasts.
See your dealer or local electronics store for accessories. DO NOT USE THE EARPHONE
TO LISTEN TO THE TEST. DAMAGE TO YOUR HEARING COULD OCCUR.