Encoders/Decoders

  • SAGE EAS ENDEC (1822 Grey Box)
  • TFT EAS 911
  • Gorman Redlich EAS-1
  • Gorman Redlich CAP-DEC

SAGE 1822

The SAGE has six inputs for EAS messages. These six monitors are scanned simultaneously for Emergency Alerts. WJON Utilizes all 6 of these EAS Channels.

Here are the SAGE monitors and their assigned use:

  • Monitor 1 – Used for NWR in local area and local AM/FM. Radio used for NWR is a Reecom 1650-A*.
  • Monitor 2 – Local AM/FM Radio
  • Monitor 3 – EASDecoder layout Input*
  • Monitor 4 – TFT EAS 911 Patch from computer
  • Monitor 5 – CAPDEC Input (proprietary software)*
  • Monitor 6 – Used for Stream Monitoring on computer

* = These inputs are used by the SAGE to detect and remove the 1050hz tone heard at the beginning of alerts over NOAA Weather Radio

TFT EAS 911

Unlike the SAGE, the TFT records the entire audio for alert processing and sends the alert after EOM signals are recieved.

  • Monitor 1 – Local AM/FM
  • Monitor 2 – Local AM/FM
  • Monitor 3 – Local AM/FM via Streams
  • Monitor 4 – Local AM/FM via Streams
  • Monitor 5 – Not supported on this unit
  • Monitor 6 – Not supported on this unit

Gorman Redlich EAS-1

Like the TFT, this encoder will record the entire alert before playing. This is the ENDEC that runs the WJON IP Local Stream.

  • Monitor 1 – Not used at this time
  • Monitor 2 – Main stream patch from computer
  • Monitor 3 – Not used at this time
  • Monitor 4 – Not used at this time
  • Monitor 5 – Not used at this time
  • Monitor 6 – Not used at this time
Sample alert from WJON LOCAL (The GR EAS-1)

Gorman Redlich CAP-DEC

Runs off a Windows 10 32 bit OS on a desktop-type computer

Monitor 1 – Official iPAWS Cap Feed via Internet connection
Monitor 2 – It’s a CAP-DEC, just no
Monitor 3 – It’s a CAP-DEC, just no
Monitor 4 – It’s a CAP-DEC, just no
Monitor 5 – It’s a CAP-DEC, just no
Monitor 6 – It’s a CAP-DEC, just no

Virtual Decoder

Special software I use records alerts from an unlimited number of sources and can be played over the monitors to activate the SAGE. This software is not available for download.