What's wrong with SAME / EAS technology?

Both FCC and NWS have stated that they chose non-standard specifications for security reasons.

The use of  non-standard specifications provides no real security.  In fact it makes transmission easy and reception difficult! If they had used standard technology it would have been much more reliable and easier to implement!  Technology such as packet radio (developed by ham operators) is widely available, highly reliable, and cheap to implement.  Oh well, it must have been designed by a committee!

by: Richard D. Burgan