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With Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology, life-saving messages broadcast on NWR can be targeted to a specific area. Many NWR products contain a special digital code with information about the type of event, the applicable geographic area for the event, and how long the event is valid. This allows receivers equipped with SAME technology to be programmed by the user to only alarm for weather and other emergency events in specific, desired counties, thereby eliminating unwanted alerts for areas that are not of concern to the listener. You will need the 6-digit SAME codes below for the counties you wish to program into your receiver.

SAME information can be heard audibly as 3 bursts of digital static (click to hear an example) at the beginning of the product transmission, followed by a 10-second broadcast of the 1050 Hz warning alarm tone (click to hear an example) which precedes the voice message part of the broadcast. Many NOAA Weather Radio receiver models can be set to a muted "standby" mode and will turn on when the alerting message is received. Depending on the receiver brand and model, the receiver will either be activated by the SAME code or the 1050 Hz warning alarm tone. Upon activation, some receiver models may have a flashing light or other visual attention signal. In any case, the 10-second 1050 Hertz warning alarm tone serves as an audible attention signal.


County State SAME Code
Adams OH 039001
Auglaize OH 039011
Brown OH 039015
Butler OH 039017
Champaign OH 039021
Clark OH 039023
Clermont OH 039025
Clinton OH 039027
Darke OH 039037
Delaware OH 039041
Fairfield OH 039045
Fayette OH 039047
Franklin OH 039049
Greene OH 039057
Hamilton OH 039061
Hardin OH 039065
Highland OH 039071
Hocking OH 039073
Licking OH 039089
Logan OH 039091
Madison OH 039097
Mercer OH 039107
Miami OH 039109
Montgomery OH 039113
Pickaway OH 039129
Pike OH 039131
Preble OH 039135
Ross OH 039141
Scioto OH 039145
Shelby OH 039149
Union OH 039159
Warren OH 039165
Dearborn IN 018029
Fayette IN 018041
Franklin IN 018047
Ohio IN 018115
Ripley IN 018137
Switzerland IN 018155
Union IN 018161
Wayne IN 018177
Boone KY 021015
Bracken KY 021023
Campbell KY 021037
Carroll KY 021041
Gallatin KY 021077
Grant KY 021081
Kenton KY 021117
Lewis KY 021135
Mason KY 021161
Owen KY 021187
Pendleton KY 021191
Robertson KY 021201

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