Desktop NOAA. The Desktop NOAA receives and displays National Weather Services weather bulletins alerts watches and forecasts U.S. Emergency All Hazards bulletins and local Emergency Alert System (EAS) bulletins and warnings 24 hours a day. The automatic alert system triggers the radio speaker and audible-visual alert for instant awareness of conditions affecting life and property. Featuring advanced S.A.M.E (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology the radio can be programmed to receive information specific to your geographic area.