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HAZARD WARNING SYSTEM OF MEXICO


DESCRIPTION


The SARMEX® is a radio receiver to alert a range of different functions of rapid response, including the sound of Seismic Alert System.

The SARMEX® responds quickly to warnings, it is designed to give more alert time to the hazard warning issued by the authority, as the approach of an earthquake.

It is important to notice that the SARMEX® receiver is designed to operate with Seismic Warning Early Systems of Mexico City (SAS) and Oaxaca (SASO), and with differents warning systems of others kind of risks.

It is designed for silent monitoring one of the seven frecuency channels specified by NOAA and generate an audible warning when risk is near. The team provides a spoken and written explanation of what is happening (it is selected by user) by means of alarm tone or content broadcast by the station's transmission. In addition, the radio can trigger other warning devices (such as a buzzer or a strobe light).


SARMEX

SARMEX® Receiver

SARMEX


GENERAL FEATURES


* Reception 7 Channel NOAA with frequencies 162,400 MHz to 162,550 MHz
* 30 Km range for reception in open areas
* Sensitivity of 0.25 microvolts
* Official Sound Seismic Alert System included
* Relay output for activation Seismic Alert
* Easy programming with the icons shown on the display
* Two-tone alert for other risk alert
* 16 levels of adjustable volume
* 16 levels of adjustable voice
* AC / DC
* Battery charger included
* Four (4) AA batteries (6 Volt DC) for operation and backup
* Indication of low battery


MESSAGE MONITORING


To verify that the equipment is tuned, SAS issues a monitoring every 3 hours at the following times 2:45, 5:45, 8:45, 11:45 14:45, 17:45, 20:45, 23:45 hrs. The SARMEX® receiver to pick up this message, it displays on screen the text "REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST" and activate the yellow indicator ADVISORY, which will remain starting for 3 hours to receive the following monitoring, this message does not generate sound.


WARNING MESSAGE


When SAS generates an alert, the receiver emit an official audio of "Earthquake Alert" which lasts 50 seconds, it displays on screen the message "EARTHQUAKE WARNING" and actives the red indicator WARNING 15 minutes.


SARMEX


The radio receiver SARMEX® meets the technical standards of the National Weather Radio (NWR), which belongs to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), of the United States that employ Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) , and Emergency Alert System (EAS).


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