In this tutorial, you will be shown how to store FIPS Codes in your scanner, as well as be given information about FIPS Codes and the NWS. For the purpose of broadcasting weather information, the NWS has divided the United States into regions by state and county (or parish, where applicable) then assigned a 6-digit FIPS code to identify each county or parish. For example, the code for Tarrant County, Texas, is 048439.
Your scanner can receive all SAME alert signals broadcast within about a 50-mile radius of it. To receive SAME alerts and broadcasts about weather occurring only in particular counties within that area, you can program up to fifteen FIPS codes into the scanner's memory.
This tutorial contains two sub-tutorials:
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Turn on the SAME & Weather Alert
|Step 1: Choose Weather Bank|
|To program the FIPS codes in your Pro-2052, you must turn on the SAME and Weather Alert. Repeatedly press SVC until a black box appears above WX.|
|Step 2: Turn on the Alert Feature|
|Press ALERT. ALERT appears and the scanner is set to receive a SAME-coded signal. The scanner's audio is muted until it receives the signal. At this point the SAME and Weather Alerts are turned on and you can continue with entering the FIPS Codes.|
Enter the FIPS Codes
|Step 1: Displaying First FIPS Code Location|
|Hold down E until F1 appears on the display. You will also see six dashes ( - - - - - - ).|
|Step 2: Program the First FIPS Code|
|Enter the FIPS code using the number keys, then press E. For our example, we used 048039.|
|Step 3: Enter More FIPS Codes|
|To enter another FIPS code, press the UP or DOWN keys, then repeat Step 2. Notice F2 and the six dashes appear on the display.|
|Step 4: Clear an Incorrect FIPS Code|
|To clear a FIPS code you entered in Step 3 (while the code appears on the display), press 0 then E. This will clear the code and you can re-enter the code.|
|Step 5: Exit to Service Mode|
you finish entering all the FIPS codes you wish to enter, press SVC.
Note: If you do not program any FIPS codes into the scanner's first memory (F1) location, the scanner sounds an alert if it receives a weather alert with any FIPS code.
|Step 6: Exit Program Mode|
|Press MANUAL to exit programming mode.|
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