R-1630C Programming Guide

R-1630C Programming Guide
Features:
Programming Guide
S.A.M.E Digital Weather / All Hazards Alert Radio
CEA-2009-A Certified Alert Receiver
More Than 200 Hours Battery Back-up Operation
When A/C Power Failure During Emergency Period.
This Unique Feature Is Very Important To All Users !!
S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) Operation
- Receives and decodes alert messages to text on LCD
- capable to filter out alerts that is not declared in your area
Model: R-1630C
7 Weather Channels - digital PLL tuning to NOAA channels
Public Alert Certified
LCD - displays Alert Messages and
- displays Effective Time with auto-count-down Function.
LCD Back Light - continuous back light selectable
LED - indicates Warning, Watch and Advisory alert levels
Voice Alert - automatically activates voice announcement
Siren Volume Control - 16 siren loudness levels
Digital Volume Control - 16 voice loudness levels
Event Memory - stores up to 25 alert messages with date/time
Reecom Electronics Inc.
County Code Memory - stores / monitors up to 26 counties
Selectable Defeat Siren - sets siren On / Off for some events
Time Function - real time clock and Auto-Calendar on display
http://www.reecominc.com
Dual Alarm Clocks - buzzer alarms up to 1 hour
Battery Low Detection - detects backup battery voltage level
External Antenna Jack - allows to connect external antenna
Alarm Out Socket - allows to connect external control system
Audio Out Socket - provides audio source to external system
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Setting Up the Radio
Info
The radio offers you an extensive range of functions
which are grouped in program menu pages as shown below.
To access the program menu page, press PROG key for two
seconds. Scroll with
or
key through the menu pages
and select the menu page by pressing ENTER key. Select
submenu pages and settings of your choice in the same way.
Press PROG key to return to the previous menu level, and
keep pressing PROG key to exit the program menu page.
If no key are pressed for about 5 minutes, the radio will
exit program menu page automatically. Two-beep sound
indicates wrong key was pressed.
Menu
Page
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8
P9
P10
Menu Page Description
SET DATE TIME
CHANNEL SELECT
ENTER COUNTY
ALERT MODE
SIREN VOLUME
SET EVENT BLOCKING
ALARM SOCKET
SIREN TEST
SET ALARM 1
SET ALARM 2
Setting Date / Time
The date and time must be set correctly since they will be
logged into the event memory upon the alert message
reception.
Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
Press ENTER key to select menu page P1 .
Press
or
key to set Month .
Press
key to select Day .
Press
or
key to set Day .
Repeat steps 4 & 5 to set Year, Hour and Minute respectively.
Press ENTER key to save.
Press and hold
or
key will change the
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number continuously. Release the key to stop.
Note
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Obtaining Weather Channel/County Codes From NOAA
Info
In order to receive alerts, the radio must be set to the
correct weather channel and county code(s) (FIPS code) .
To get these information for your area, call the NWS
toll free number: 1-888-NWS-SAME (1-888-697-7263) ,
or visit the NOAA web site:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm
In the above web site, search the state and county for
your area and then write down the C hannel (F requency)
and county code(s). You may want to obtain the codes
for other local areas that you travel through to work.
The radio memory can store up to 26 county codes (FIPS
codes) to monitor alerts.
Setting Weather Channel
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Press key to menu page P2 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
Press
or
key to adjust the volume.
Hint
4. Press key to set the weather channel as you desired.
5. Press ENTER key to confirm and complete this section.
Storing County Code
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P3 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Press
or
key to select county option.
Hint
Info
Press PROG key will leave this section
without update.
There are three (3) county options available for
your selection. They are:
1. ALL COUNTY CODES ,
2. MULTIPLE COUNTY and
3. SINGLE COUNTY.
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Info
The radio initially sets to the ALL COUNTY CODES by
default. With this option, the radio will respond to all
alerts regardless of the affected areas as long as the
channel is correctly set.
If you want to monitor alerts in more than one county
(area), the MULTIPLE COUNTY option would be the
choice. You can store up to 26 county codes in the radio
memory. The more the county codes you store in, the
broader the area coverage the radio will monitor and
vice versa.
If the SINGLE COUNTY option is selected, the radio
will monitor alerts only affecting your local county /
area. You must store the county code in the first memory
location which is COUNTY 01.
5. Press ENTER key to confirm.
If the ALL COUNTY CODES option is selected,
Hint
this section is completed.
6. Press
or
key to scroll memory locations for county
code entry / edit.
If there is no county codes stored in the memory, go
Hint
to next step.
7. Press ENTER key to select.
8. Press
or
key to input the desired code number.
Press
and
hold
or
key will continuously
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change the number. Release the key to stop.
9. Press
key to the next digit.
10. Repeat steps 8 & 9 to input the 2nd to 6th digit.
11. Press ENTER key to save.
If any one of the code digit is blank ( _ ), the input
Hint
will not be updated.
Repeat steps 6 to 10 to enter the next county code, if any.
Press PROG key to leave this section.
If there is no county codes stored in the memory, the
Note
radio will re-set to ALL COUNTY CODES option
automatically.
Setting Alert Mode
The Alert Option Table below describes how the radio will
respond in both visual and audio upon receiving alerts. .
Info
Alert Enable and VOICE options are preset by default.
If you are satisfied with this setting, skip this section.
Alert Option Table:
Alert Option:
You Hear:
8 seconds siren, then,
voice broadcast the
VOICE message (maximum
15 minutes) or until
Alert
you press STOP key.
Enable
SIREN
Alert Disable
Hint
5 minutes siren or
until you press
STOP key.
No siren and
voice broadcast
ALARM OUT
Socket:
You See:
Activates for
8 seconds
LCD
displays
event alert
message
Activates for 5
and
minutes or until Effective
you press
Time.
STOP key.
Not
activate
At the VOICE option, after voice broadcast, the radio
will return to the previous state.
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to the menu page P4 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Press
key to select the alert option either Alert Enable
or Alert Disable..
Note
Press PROG key will leave this section without update.
5. Press ENTER key to confirm.
Hint
If Alert Disable is selected, this section is completed.
6. Press
key to select either VOICE or SIREN option.
7. Press ENTER key to confirm and complete this section.
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Setting Siren Volume
The radio provides 16 siren volume level adjustment for
different noise environment and hearing impaired use.
Siren mute option is available for non-critical events.
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P5 .
3. Press ENTER key to select. The siren volume is displayed.
4. Press
or
key to adjust siren volume.
5. Press ENTER key to save and complete this section.
1. Press STOP key to stop and save the siren volume.
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2. The ALARM OUT socket becomes active during siren.
If the radio receives the below alert messages and the
Note
siren volume has been set to 00 or SIREN MUTE, it will
still be siren at the volume level the same as to what you
have previously set the volume to hear radio broadcast.
Info
1. BIOLOGICAL HAZARD WARNING
2. CIVIL DANGER WARNING
3. CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
4. CHEMICAL HAZARD WARNING
5. DAM BREAK WARNING
6. CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WARNING
7. CONTAMINATED WATER WARNING
8. EMERGENCY ACTION NOTIFICATION
9. EMERGENCY ACTION TERMINATION
10 EARTHQUAKE WARNING
11. IMMEDIATE EVACUATION
12. FOOD CONTAMINATION WARNING
13. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WARNING
14. HURRICANE WARNING
15. INDUSTRIAL FIRE WARNING
16. LOCAL AREA EMERGENCY
17. LAW ENFORCEMENT WARNING
18. LAND SLIDE WARNING
19. NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WARNING
20. RADIOLOGICAL HAZARD WARNING
21. SHELTER IN-PLACE WARNING
22. TORNADO WARNING
23. TROPICAL STORM WARNING
24. TSUNAMI WATCH
25. TSUNAMI WARNING
26. VOLCANO WARNING
27. WILD FIRE WARNING
Receiving Alert Message
Info
Tips
Info
When the radio receives an alert message, it will display
the Effective Time (with auto-count-down function) and
respond according to the alert option set in program menu
page P4 ( refer to Alert Option Table ).The flashing LED
indicates the alert level. The radio's real time clock / date,
together with the alert message will be logged and saved
into the event memory.
For the scrolling message, press and hold STOP key will
stop scrolling. Release the key will resume scrolling.
When the radio receives Non-Alert Messages (refer to
page 6), it will not give audio and visual response but
save the message to the event memory. If a new message
is received, the Non-Alert Message will be cleared from
the event memory right away.
National Weather Service (NWS) Test Signals
Info
Note
Periodic test signals (Required Weekly Test or Required
Monthly Test) are sent out by NWS transmitter stations.
Such test signals are used to let the users to confirm their
alert radios in use functioning properly.
Upon receiving the test signal, the radio will display the
test message on the LCD. The beep tone (for test signals)
is disabled by default. You can enable the beep tone in
program menu page P6 .
If the radio has not received any messages (e.g. Test,
Alert or Non-Alert messages) for consecutive 10 days,
the LCD will display: RE-CHECK SET UP.
In such occasion, you have to
1. check if the weather channel is set correctly,
2. check if the county codes stored are right for your
local area,
3. check if the radio is in weak signal reception (statics),
4. contact your local NOAA to see if they transmit test
signals periodically.
The RE-CHECK SET UP message will disappear in about
5 minutes after any key is pressed. After that, You can
review it in the event memory (by pressing MEMORY
key). It will be cleared from the memory as soon as the
radio decodes the next coming message.
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Alert Test Message Table (continue)
Alert / Test Message Table
Event
N0.
Alert Message on Display
Audio Alert Tone
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST
REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST
ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
AVALANCHE WATCH
AVALANCHE WARNING
BOIL WATER WARNING
BLIZZARD WARNING
CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
DAM WATCH
DUST STORM WARNING
EVACUATION WATCH
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
FLOOD STATEMENT
FLOOD WATCH
FLOOD WARNING
FIRE WARNING
Warning Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
FLASH FREEZE WARNING
FREEZE WARNING
HIGH WIND WATCH
HIGH WIND WARNING
HURRICANE STATEMENT
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Advisory Siren
26. HURRICANE WATCH
27. ICEBERG WARNING
28. NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER
29. NATIONAL PERIODIC TEST
30. NATIONAL AUDIBLE TEST
31. NATIONAL SILENT TEST
32. NETWORK NOTIFICATION MESSAGE
33. PRACTICE / DEMO
34. POWER OUTAGE ADVISORY
35. SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Beep (disabled by default)
Advisory Siren
Warning Siren
Event
No.
Alert Message on Display
Audio Alert Tone
EARTHQUAKE WARNING
Advisory Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
Watch Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
Advisory Siren
Watch Siren
Advisory Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Advisory Siren
Warning Siren
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
IMMEDIATE EVACUATION
FOOD CONTAMINATION WARNING
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WARNING
HURRICANE WARNING
INDUSTRIAL FIRE WARNING
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
64.
65.
66.
67.
68.
LOCAL AREA EMERGENCY
LAW ENFORCEMENT WARNING
LAND SLIDE WARNING
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WARNING
RADIOLOGICAL HAZARD WARNING
Advisory Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
TORNADO WATCH
911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE EMERGENCY
TROPICAL STORM WATCH
WINTER STORM WATCH
WINTER STORM WARNING
WILD FIRE WATCH
UNRECOGNIZED STATEMENT
UNRECOGNIZED WATCH
UNRECOGNIZED EMERGENCY
BIOLOGICAL HAZARD WARNING
CIVIL DANGER WARNING
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
CHEMICAL HAZARD WARNING
CONTAMINATED WATER WARNING
DAM BREAK WARNING
CONTAGIOUS DISEASE WARNING
EMERGENCY ACTION NOTIFICATION
EMERGENCY ACTION TERMINATION
Siren
Siren
Siren
Siren
Siren
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Setting Event Blocking (defeat siren / voice)
Alert Message Table (continue)
Info
Event
No.
Alert Message on Display
Audio Alert Tone
69.
70.
71.
72.
SHELTER IN-PLACE WARNING
TORNADO WARNING
TROPICAL STORM WARNING
TSUNAMI WATCH
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Warning Siren
Watch Siren
73.
74.
75.
76.
TSUNAMI WARNING
VOLCANO WARNING
WILD FIRE WARNING
UNRECOGNIZED WARNING
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
Siren
Siren
Siren
Siren
1. The audio alert tone can be tested in menu
page P8 , SIREN TEST.
2. The alert messages from Event No. 1 to 48 in the
Alert / Test Message Table can be individually set to
block or unblock. See next section for details.
3. The alert messages from Event No. 49 to 76 in the
Alert / Test Message Table are always preset to
unblock at the factory (by default). Defeat siren
options for these alert messages are not available
in Editing Event Blocking section.
Non - Alert Messages
When the radio receiving Non-Alert Messages
Note
described in the table below, it will not generate
audio tone nor display the message on the LCD but
the message will be saved to the event memory. A
new received message will over-write the Non-Alert
message in the event memory.
Some alert messages can be set to no audio alert ( SIREN
and VOICE) but display the messages on the LCD in
order not to annoy you frequently.
These messages are grouped from Event No. 1 to 48 in
the Alert Message Table . When the radio receives such a
message e.g. REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST , and you have
already set it blocked, there will be no siren nor voice
alert but display the message on the LCD.
The messages below are initially set to block
Note
at the factory (by default).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Note
Non - Alert Message Table
No.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Non-Alert Messages
TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
TRANSMITTER
BACKUP ON
CARRIER OFF
CARRIER ON
PRIMARY ON
Audio Alert Tone
None
REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST
REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST
ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER
NATIONAL PERIODIC TEST
NATIONAL AUDIBLE TEST
NATIONAL SILENT TEST
NETWORK NOTIFICATION MESSAGE
PRACTICE / DEMO
Editing Event Blocking
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P6 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Press
key to scroll through the alert messages to edit.
The
Event No., Corresponding to the Alert Message
Hint
Table, is displayed on the LCD.
5. Press ENTER key to select the message to be edited.
6. Press
key to set it to block or not.
Hint
Alert Disable (flashing) = Event Blocked
Alert Enable (flashing) = Event Not Blocked
7. Press ENTER key to confirm.
8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to edit others if you desire.
Press PROG key to end this section.
The ALARM OUT socket will not be activated if the
Note
blocked event is received.
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ALARM OUT Socket
The ALARM OUT socket is provided on the back of the
radio. The socket's output is compatible with home
automation devices from suppliers such as Plug'n Power,
X-10 or others. Connect a 3.5mm (1/8inch) phone jack
with polarity as indicated underneath the socket.
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P7 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Press
key to select DC OUT or SWITCH option.
5. Press ENTER key to confirm.
To exit the program menu, press PROG key.
If the socket is set to DC OUT, then, when the radio
Info
receives alerts, the socket will output 6 Volts DC (the
voltage will be less when the radio is only powered with
back-up batteries) to the external connected device.
(the output polarity is shown underneath the socket)
If the socket is set to SWITCH (as internal POWER
SWITCH) , then, when the radio receives alerts, the
internal power switch will be 'closed' to turn on the
power of the external connected device / accessory.
Press STOP key to 'open' the internal switch.
Refer to program menu page P8 (SIREN TEST) to test
this function, if necessary.
For this function, the socket's electrical maximum
rating is: DC voltage: 12 Volt.
DC current: 350mA.
Siren Test
Info
Info
The SIREN TEST menu page P8 lets you to pre-hear
and be familiar with the actual siren / beep tone
generated by the radio when actual alerts / tests
are received.
In addition, the ALARM OUT socket function can
be tested here. If desired, connect the external device
to the socket before proceeding to the steps below.
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P8 .
3. Press ENTER key to activate siren / beep tone.
Hint
1. The warning siren, watch siren, advisory siren and
beep tone will be generated respectively each time
you press
or ENTER key.
2. The siren / beep tone will last for about 15 seconds.
3. Press STOP key will stop the siren / beep tone.
4. During the siren, the ALARM OUT socket will
output control signal to trigger the external device.
5. When the siren / beep tone stops, press PROG key
to exit program menu page.
AUDIO OUT Socket
Info
The socket outputs siren and voice broadcast signal to
the external audio systems such as Public Address
system, external speaker system and etc.
When it is necessary to use this socket, connect the
3.5mm (1/8 inch) phone jack to the socket with polarity
as indicated underneath the socket; the speaker voice is
muted. The volume keys
or
, controls the audio
output level.
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Deleting County Code
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P3 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Select the MULTIPLE COUNTY option.
5. Press ENTER key.
6. Press
or key to select the county code you want to
delete.
7. Press
or
key to set all 6 digits to _ _ _ _ _ _ (blank)
and press ENTER key to delete.
To delete other county codes, repeat steps 6 & 7.
Tips
A beep tone confirms the county code was deletion.
Press PROG key to end this section.
Operation
LCD B ack L ight
If the radio is powered up by AC adapter, press ENTER key to
turn on / off LCD back light (toggle key function).
If the radio is powered up by back up battery, press any key once
will turn on the LCD back light for 10 seconds.
Standby Mode : When the radio is ready for use, no
Info
voice on the speaker, and you have not pressed any
key, the radio is in standby mode.
Access to Program Menu Page
- Press and hold PROG key for 2seconds.(in standby mode)
Review Stored County Codes
- Press
or
key (in standby mode) to see the county code(s).
Review Alert Message
- Press MEMORY key (in standby mode) to enter event
memory mode.
Info
Tips
Note
If the radio has not received any alert message ever
since the radio powered up, the LCD will display:
' NO EVENT MESSAGES'.
If alerts have been received before, you will see the alert
message and the message number on the display. The
highest message number is for the latest alert message.
The effective time will be shown if the alert
event is still in effect. The 'Effective Time OFF', if
shown, indicates the event effective time count down has
expired but the emergency event may still continue.
The radio's memory can store up to 25 alert messages. If
the memory is full and if a new message receives, the
oldest message will be cleared and the new message will
be saved to the memory.
Press MEMORY key again, you will see the date / time
stamp for the alert message at the time received. The
message number is shown on the bottom right at this
time.
You must set the real time clock and date correctly to
ensure the message receiving time in event memory is
properly displayed.
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- Press
or key to scroll through other alert messages if any.
- Press PROG key to exit event memory mode, if desired.
If no key pressed for 2 minutes, the event memory mode
Hint
will be exit automatically.
Alarm Clocks
Turn On the Radio
Activate / De-activate Alarm Clock 1:
1. Press and hold PROG key for 2 seconds to enter program
- Press RADIO key to turn on the radio.
Press RADIO key again, the weather channel
Tips
frequency will be displayed for a short while.
- Press
or
key to adjust the speaker volume if desired.
Press
and hold the key will adjust the volume
Tips
continuously.
Turn Off the Radio
- Press STOP key will turn off the radio voice and the radio will
be in standby mode.
Info
The radio offers two (2) alarm clocks. The default alarm
times are 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM for alarm clock 1 and 2
respectively.
menu page. Skip this step if it is now in program menu.
2. Keep pressing
key to menu page P9 .
3. Press ENTER key to select.
4. Press
key to activate or de-activate the alarm clock.
Hint
ALARM ON flashing - activate alarmclock.
ALARM OFF flashing - de-activate alarmclock.
5. Press ENTER key to save.
If you choose to de-activate the clock alarm, the
Note
setting is completed. Press PROG to exit program
menu.
6. Press
or
key to set hour .
7. Press
key to minute digits.
8. Press
or
key to set minute.
9. Press ENTER key to save.
To exit program menu, press PROG key.
Tips
Press and hold
continuously.
or
Hint
The bell icon
activated.
or
key will change the number
indicates alarm 1 or 2 has been
Activate / De-activate Alarm Clock 2:
Follow steps 1 to 9 in above but in program menu page P10 .
Stopping Alarm
Press STOP key to turn off the alarm.
Press SNOOZE key will turn off the alarm for about 7 minutes.
After that, the alarm will re-activate. The SNOOZE function
can repeat for up to 1 hour.
Note
If uninterrupted, the alarm will stop in 1 hour.
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