S.A.M.E. technology

I live on a large in-land lake in western, MI. We have occasionally experienced severe weather while out on the pontoon.

Can someone explain the difference between NOAA weather alerts and S.A.M.E technology? Which do I really need?

They are the same…no pun intended.

You are probably referring to the tone transmitted before the SAME data bursts.

From what I understand they will transmit both the audio tone which activates SAME-less radios as well as the SAME data burst. the SAME data allows individual areas to be selectively alerted.

Current FRS/GMRS radios only detect the databurst and cannot be programmed for any specific area or warning. Either work.

The tone alert may be eliminated over time… (no time frame yet)