What you want to do is set your radio to the proper S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) code for your county. You will find this information on the NOAA website which can be found at www.weather.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm
. Find your state and it will list S.A.M.E. numbers by county.
Setting the code:
1. Push the CNTY/CH button on your radio. 4th button from the top /2nd up from bottom. This will prompt you to set the county.
2. Push the SET button. Button at bottom right. This will prompt the screen to show a set of 6 numbers flashing with the first number.
3. Under the screen you will see a set of 5 numbers and a 5+ with its corresponding button underneath. Use these for setting the code. For numbers above 5 use the 5+ button (e.g. 7 = 5+2). You will be able to set your radio for 10 different S.A.M.E. if needed. To do this you scroll through each S.A.M.E. number by pushing the CNTY/CH button.
4. After you set the S.A.M.E. number, push SET again to prompt you for the proper channel. The channels are A - G. You will want to have your radio on for this to be able to find the clearest channel. Turn your radio on and push the NOAA button under the screen. Push the CNTY/CH button till you get prompted for the SET CHANNEL. Push the SET button and the channel will blink. To scroll through use the TUN- OR TUN+ buttons and find the clearest channel.
You should be all set! Hope this was helpful.