Midland Radio ER300 Owner`s manual

ER300
EMERGENCY CRANK DIGITAL WEATHER ALERT
RADIO
OWNER’S MANUAL
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Table of Contents - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Controls and Functions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
ER300 Power Sources - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6
Using the USB Output Port to Charge a Device - - - - - - - - - - 8
Operating the Radio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
Using the Weather Radio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
ER300 Settings Menu- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11
LED Flashlight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
SOS Morse Code Flashlight Beacon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
Ultrasonic Dog Whistle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
Using the Headphone Jack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12
Limited Warranty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13
Service - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15
Other Products - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16
Accessories - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Accessories Order Form - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18
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Welcome to the World of Midland Electronics
The Midland ER300 is skillfully constructed from the finest
components. Built with emergency situations in mind, the hand
crank digital weather alert radio and flashlight are perfect for
severe weather situations or daily use.
Features
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Charge battery 3 ways: hand crank, USB or solar panel
7 NOAA/NWS weather alert channels and 1 hour alert memory
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Powerful flashlight uses Cree®* LEDs
SOS Morse code flashlight beacon
Ultrasonic dog whistle
Charge external electronic devices
AM/FM radio
AA battery power option
Digital clock
Headphone jack
Rotatable telescopic antenna
Large, bright, backlit LCD
*Cree® is a registered trademark of Cree, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries.
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Controls and Functions
Flashlight/ LCD
SOS/Dog Display
Whistle
Button
Solar
Panel
Antenna
Speaker
Tuning
Adjust
Buttons
Volume
Adjust
Buttons
Weather
Alert/Menu
Button
Ultrasonic
LED
Dog
Flashlight
Whistle
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Charge/
Weather
Memory
Indicator
Power/
Band
Button
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Controls and Functions Continued...
Headphone
Jack
USB Output
Port
USB Input
Port
AA/Li-ion
Power Switch
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Dynamo
Crank
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Powering Your ER300
USB Charge Cable: Before the ER300 is used, the internal
rechargeable battery pack should be charged with the USB
charge cable until the battery indicator icon indicates a full
charge. To charge the ER300 with the USB cable, switch the
power source switch to the “Li” position. Then, insert the USB
charge cable into a USB power source and plug the mini USB
connector into the port labeled “USB In” on the side of the radio.
The CHARGE indicator light will be lit when the USB charge
cable is plugged in. The battery icon on the LCD will flash as
the battery charges. When the Li-ion battery has reached full
charge, the battery icon will stop flashing and will have 3 bars.
It will take approximately 5.5 hours to recharge a completely
depleted battery pack using the USB charge cable.
Rechargeable Battery: The included rechargeable battery
is located in the battery compartment and is charged by turning
the hand crank, exposing the solar panel to sunlight, or by using
the USB cable to attach to a USB power source. The battery is
specified as 3.7 VDC, 2000 mAh, lithium ion (Li-ion).
Warning:
• Only use Midland’s Li-ion battery pack.
• Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any battery packs other than the ones indicated in this manual. This could cause leakage and damage to the radio.
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ER300 Power Sources Continued...
Dynamo Power: Turning the hand crank charges the built-in
Li-ion battery pack. To charge the radio using the hand crank,
make sure the power source switch is in the “Li” position and
start turning the crank. The CHARGE indicator light will be lit
while the unit is being cranked. Speed of cranking and length of
time cranked will determine the charge of the Li-ion battery. The
battery icon on the LCD will flash as the battery charges. When
the Li-ion battery has reached full charge, the battery icon will
stop flashing and will have 3 bars. One minute of cranking gives
up to 9 minutes of radio use time.
Solar Panel Charge: Make sure the power source switch
is in the “Li” position. Then, place the ER300 where the solar
panel is exposed to direct sunlight. One hour of solar charging
in optimal sunlight conditions gives up to 45 minutes of radio
use time. The battery icon on the LCD will flash as the battery
charges. When the Li-ion battery has reached full charge, the
battery icon will stop flashing and will have 3 bars. The CHARGE
indicator light will be lit while the unit is charging.
AA Battery Operation: The ER300 is designed to operate
on six AA batteries (not included). To power the ER300 on its
AA batteries, flip the power source switch to the “AA” position.
Warning: For long-term storage, it is recommended that the
AA batteries be removed to prevent leakage and damage to the
ER300.
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Charging External Devices
Cell phones and USB-powered devices can be charged using the
USB charge cable for that device. Connect the charge cable to
the USB Outlet port on the side of the ER300 labeled “USB Out”.
If the radio is on it will automatically turn off and go into charge
mode.
Operating the Radio
Turning the ER300 On/Off & Selecting a Band
• To turn the radio on, press the BAND button. To cycle through
AM, FM, or Weather radio bands press the band button again.
• To turn the radio OFF, press and hold the BAND button for 3
seconds.
Adjusting the Volume
• To adjust the volume, press the UP/DOWN VOLUME control
buttons to adjust the audio.
Tuning the Radio
• Press the BAND button to cycle through AM, FM, and Weather
radio bands.
• Once you are on the desired radio band, you can tune to the
desired station with the TUNE up or down buttons. For best FM
and Weather reception, fully extend the telescopic antenna and
rotate until reception is clear.
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Using the Weather Radio
About NOAA/NWS
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the
National Weather Service operates a system of weather and
hazard alert broadcasts covering most of the United States.
Typical broadcasts are within reception distance of 25-50 miles
of the weather station. Fully extend the telescopic antenna and
rotate until reception is clear. The ER300 can receive broadcasts
up to 50 miles from the weather station depending on your
location and conditions of weather, terrain, etc. If reception is not
good, try a different location to find a spot of improved reception.
If indoors, placement near a window usually improves reception.
If a weather broadcast cannot be heard on any of the 7 channels,
contact your local NOAA/NWS office and verify the closest
station is on air. Their web site is http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.
Selecting a Weather Channel
The ER300 has 7 NOAA/NWS weather channels to choose from.
• Press the BAND button to select the weather band.
• Then use the TUNE buttons to select the strongest weather
channel in your area.
Ch. # Frequency
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2
3
4
5
6
7
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162.400 MHz
162.425 MHz
162.450 MHz
162.475 MHz
162.500 MHz
162.525 MHz
162.550 MHz
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Using the Weather Radio Continued...
Weather Alert Function
• To enable the NOAA Weather Alert function, press the WX
ALERT button.
• When enabled, the “WX” icon on the LCD screen will flash.
• When a weather alert is received, the ER300 will sound an
audible siren and the flashlight will flash on and off along with the
LCD backlight for 1 minute.
• Within the first minute of an alert being received, press any
button on the ER300 to stop the siren and flashlight. The radio
will switch to your selected weather channel.
Weather Alert Memory Function
• After the first minute of receiving a weather alert, if no button is
pressed, the ER300 will go into weather alert memory mode.
• The WEATHER MEMORY INDICATOR will flash every 5
seconds indicating an alert has been received within the last
hour.
• When the WX ALERT button is pressed, the radio will switch
to your selected weather channel and clear the weather alert
memory.
• Any other button pressed will have normal function and will
clear the weather alert memory.
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ER300 Settings Menu
Accessing and Using the Menu
• To access the ER300’s settings menu, press and hold the WX
ALERT button for 3 seconds.
• To adjust the settings use the TUNE up and down buttons.
• To go to the next menu option, press the WX ALERT button.
• To exit the menu, toggle through all the menu options or wait 30
seconds and the menu will time-out.
Setting the Clock
• To set the clock, press the WX ALERT button and select the 24
hour or 12 hour clock.
• Press the WX ALERT button to adjust the time and again to
adjust the minutes.
Backlight Option
The ER300 has 3 backlight settings:
• OFF: The backlight will always be off.
• ON: The backlight will always be on.
• Default: The backlight will turn on for 5 seconds when a button
is pressed then turn off.
Weather Channel Display Option
The ER300 has 2 weather channel display options:
• Default: Displays weather channel frequency.
• Channel: Displays channel numbers.
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LED Flashlight
The ER300 has 2 flashlight brightness settings:
• Dim: The first press of the flashlight button will enable the dim setting.
• Bright: The second press of the flashlight button will enable the bright setting.
SOS Morse Code Flashlight Beacon
• To enable the SOS feature, press the flashlight button 3 times.
The SOS Morse Code is: 3 short flashes, 3 long flashes, and 3
short flashes.
• To turn off the SOS feature, press the flashlight button.
Ultrasonic Dog Whistle
• The ultrasonic dog whistle may assist search and rescue teams
to locate individuals during an emergency situation.
• To enable the ultrasonic dog whistle, press and hold the
flashlight/dog whistle button for 3 seconds. The ultrasonic dog
whistle icon will be lit in the upper right corner of the LCD screen.
• To turn off the ultrasonic dog whistle, press any button on the
radio.
Using the Headphone Jack
Plug in a set of headphones (not included) that have a 1/8 inch
mono or stereo plug.
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Limited Warranty (United States and Canada)
Subject to the exclusions set forth below, Midland Radio Corporation will
repair or replace, at its option without charge, any Midland ER300 which
fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within One Year following
the initial consumer purchase.
This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak, abuse or
misuse of unauthorized accessories, unauthorized service or modification
or altered products. Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of
purchase, including any charge cables or batteries.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED AS SET FORTH HEREIN
AND TO THE DURATION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY, OTHERWISE
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS
EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER AND IS PROVIDED IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL MIDLAND BE LIABLE,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY
DAMAGE AND DEATH) FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR ACCESSORY, OR FOR ANY
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
OF ANY KIND, OR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF
BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA OR OTHER FINANCIAL
LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABILITY OR
INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR ACCESSORIES TO THE FULL
EXTENT THESE DAMAGES MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW.
For Product Purchased in Canada:
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by
returning the warranted product, along with proof of purchase, to your place
of purchase in Canada.
This warranty gives you specified legal rights. Additional warranty rights
may be provided by law in some areas within Canada.
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Limited Warranty Continued...
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
Note: The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in the
United States of America or any of the territories or possessions thereof, or
from a U.S. Military exchange.
For Product Purchased in the USA:
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained
by returning the warranted product, prepaid freight, along with proof of
purchase to:
Midland Radio Corporation
Warranty Service Department
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
(816) 241-8500
mail@midlandradio.com
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Service
If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please
first check the FAQ section of the website, check your Owner’s
Manual, or call and speak with a service technician. Many
problems can be remedied without returning the unit for service. If
necessary, return as follows:
• Pack the unit in its original box and packing. Then pack the
original box in a suitable shipping carton. Caution: Improper
packing may result in damage during shipment.
• Include the following:
a. Full description of any problems
b. Daytime telephone number, name & address
c. For warranty service include a photocopy of the bill of sale from an authorized dealer or other proof of purchase showing the date of sale.
You do not need to return accessory items (Charge Cable,
Batteries, and Owners Guide) unless they might be directly
related to the problem.
Repairs not covered by warranty or units that are over ONE year
old are subject to a repair fee. Please call for a quote on repair
service cost at 816-241-8500. Send only cashier’s check, money
order, Master Card or Visa card number.
Midland Radio Corporation
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64120
Phone: (816) 241-8500
Fax: (816) 241-5713
mail@midlandradio.com
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MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
816.241.8500
Visit us at midlandusa.com
Note: Features & Specifications are subject to change without
notice. MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or
omissions on its packaging.
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Accessories
Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandusa.com or fill in
the form on the following page and mail it to our address.
XTA110
• Mini USB Cable
XTA112
• AC Adapter
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XTA111
• DC Adapter
BATT20L
• Li-ion Battery
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Accessories Order Form
Please send Money Order or fill in the Visa/Master Card information and
mail to the address below.
Please DO NOT send cash or checks. Make Money Order to Midland
Radio Corporation.
Name:_______________________________________________________________________________
Address:_____________________________________________________________________________
City:_________________________________________________________________________________
State:_______________________ Zip Code:_________________________________________________
Telephone:___________________________________________________________________________
E-mail:_______________________________________________________________________________
Credit Card#:_________________________________________________________________________
Type:____________________________________ Exp:________________________________________
QTY
ITEM
BATT20L
DESCRIPTION
PRICE
2000 mAh Li-ion Battery
$29.99
$10.00
XTA110
Mini USB Charge Cable
XTA111
DC Adapter
$19.99
XTA112
AC Adapter
$19.99
Sub-total:
Mail To:
Midland Radio Corporation
Consumer Dept.
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
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Or Call 816.241.8500
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Tax (MO, FL, WA Only):
S&H:
(Applies to Domestic US only.
TOTAL
______________________
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$14.95
For Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico
S&H will be $38.25 for 1 lb. and $64.25 for 2 lb. or more).
Total:
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This device complies with part 15
of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the condition that this
device does not cause harmful
interference.
NOTE: THE GRANTEE IS
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS
NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED
BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE
FOR COMPLIANCE. SUCH
MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID
THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO
OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
This device complies with
RSS-310 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to condition
that this device does not cause
harmful interference.
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