Midland WR-100 Specifications

The WR100 radio has been updated to have the radio respond to the
weekly and monthly test with only the visual alert. During the test, the
Advisory LED will light up and the "Weekly Test" or “Monthly Test”
message will be visible on the display. The radio will not sound the
audible alert tone to avoid giving the impression of an actual alarm.
The visual response to the test is confirmation that your radio is
working properly
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Features.....................................................................................2
Your new MIDLAND Weather Receiver ....................................3
What is S.A.M.E?. .....................................................................3
Getting to Know Your Weather Receiver ..................................4
Quick Start Instructions .............................................................5-8
Programming Your S.A.M.E. County Code(s)...........................7-8
The National Weather Service Toll-Free Number .....................7
NOAA National Weather Radio Web Site .................................7
“ANY” S.A.M.E. County Code is Factory Default ......................7
To Program a Single S.A.M.E. County Code ............................8
To Program Multiple S.A.M.E. County Codes ...........................8
Reviewing the S.A.M.E. County Codes ....................................8
Programming Alert Type (DISPLAY, VOICE, OR TONE) .........8-9
“WEATHER/SNOOZE” button toggles between “VOICE” & “TONE” ...9
Changing the Alert Type Speed & Pattern ................................9
To Operate Weather Receiver In Silent Mode ..........................9
Reviewing Recent Alerts ...........................................................9
Start Over ..................................................................................9
Controls .....................................................................................10
Backlight of the Display .............................................................11
Icons on the Display ..................................................................11
If You Hear More Than One Channel........................................11
About NWR, NOAA, NWS & S.A.M.E. County Codes ..............12
NWR Alert Descriptions (chart) .................................................13
Testing Your Weather Receiver ...............................................14
Emergency Power .....................................................................15
Reception...................................................................................16
Troubleshooting and Help .........................................................17
S.A.M.E. County Code Record (chart) ......................................18
Service.......................................................................................19
One Year Limited Warranty .......................................................19
FCC Compliance Information ....................................................20
Specifications ............................................................................20
Glossary and Interesting Web Sites ..........................................21
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FEATURES.
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VHF Weather Receiver ņ From seven possible National Weather
Service channels for maximum reception in the 162 MHz FM band,
receive 24-hour-a-day National Weather Service information
(available in almost every area of the United States.)
Alert Monitor System ņ Programmable for weather and hazard
alerts in up to 25 counties. Receive National Weather Service
S.A.M.E. warnings of dangerous weather conditions, hazards and
alerts. As S.A.M.E. coded messages are received, the Weather
Receiver automatically activates to warn you of dangerous weather
or alert conditions.
User-Selectable Warning System ņ Your choice of warning tone
alarm, voice or visual displays.
Weather/Snooze Button ņ large touch bar turns Weather Receiver
from alert mode (standby mode) to full-time monitoring.
Local Weather Information ņ Weather Receiver receives weather
and alert broadcasts up to 50 miles from transmitter.
Large Top-Firing Speaker ņ Directs alerts and audio toward
listener.
Eight-Character LCD Display ņ Liquid Crystal Display for viewing
alert type.
Clock ņ displays time, and has alarm and snooze functions.
Emergency Powered ņ by (3) AA alkaline batteries
(optional).
Telescopic Antenna ņ Provides maximum range reception up to
50 miles. Antenna folds down for easy transport.
Button Volume Control ņ Adjusts audio output.
External Antenna Jack ņ Permits use of an (optional) extended
range base antenna or a mobile antenna.
External Power Jack ņ Allows use of AC adapter for everyday
power.
External Alert Jack ņ Allows use of other alerting devices.
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Your new MIDLAND All Hazard/Weather Receiver
Model WR-100 is the latest advance in weather and alert monitoring
technology, providing you with the information you need for your
greatest safety from weather and other hazards. The MIDLAND All
Hazard/Weather Receiver tunes into the 24/7 broadcast issued by the
National Weather Service. The combined All Hazard/Weather Alert
broadcast network is the most immediate source for comprehensive
weather and emergency information available instantaneously to the
public, in advance of TV and monitor bulletins.
This MIDLAND All Hazard/Weather Alert Receiver has an innovative
automatic alert system. In the event of special warning broadcasts, the
monitor is automatically activated along with a loud tone, an LED light
and an “alert” message on the LCD. Emergency weather bulletins
include alerts about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms and
other severe weather. Other emergencies might include Amber Alerts,
explosions, fires or hazardous chemical spills.
We encourage you to read this Owner’s Manual thoroughly before
operating this unit. This manual is a valuable part of your new
MIDLAND All Hazard/Weather Alert Receiver. See the “Quick Start
Instructions” section of this manual for the initial Weather Receiver
setup and programming. After this weather receiver is programmed and
operating properly, store the manual in a safe place.
What is S.A.M.E.? Specific Area Message Encoding- S.A.M.E. - Is a
feature in MIDLAND Weather Radios that allows you to program in your
county code or counties codes. This will eliminate any Alerts that are
not within your programmed Specific Area. For example, if you only
want to be informed for alerts within your county just program in your
county code. But, if you want to be informed about counties that are
North, South, East and West of you, you can do so.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WEATHER RECEIVER:
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WEATHER/SNOOZE alert, warning tone,
& 9 minute snooze button (Weather/Hazard Standby Mode)
WEATHER RECEIVER ON/OFF switch
Volume (UP & DOWN) buttons
“WARNING” Alert Status LightņRed
“WATCH” Alert Status LightņYellow
“STATEMENT” Alert Status LightņGreen
MENU (programming) activate menu mode button
SELECT (programming) select menu option button
Arrow (programming) buttons – directional arrows
(up, down, right & left)
Note: This unit programs with menus similar to a TV remote control or cell phone.
Features located on back and side of unit are not shown: ANT.
(antenna jack), jack for optional external alert and DC JACK (also for
AC Power Adapter).
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QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS.
1. SWITCH - Turn the Weather Radio Switch to ON
2. BATTERIES - Install 3 AA Alkaline batteries (not supplied)
3. AC POWER ADAPTER - Plug the AC Adapter into a standard
power outlet. Plug AC Power Adapter into DC jack on back of the
Weather Receiver.
4. ANTENNA - Position telescoping antenna vertical and extend to its
full length above the Weather Receiver.
5. PROGRAM THE CLOCK TIME.
A. Press “MENU” button to open menu options on the LCD
Display. On the display you will see “TIME”
B. Press “SELECT” button (hour option will begin flashing.)
C. Press “UP” arrow until current hour is displayed.
Note: AM /PM (on the right) changes as you scroll through hours.
D. Press “RIGHT” arrow to save current hour and advance to
minute settings. Program minutes the same way.
E. Press “SELECT” to store the current time.
F. Press “MENU” until menu is closed and current time is
displayed.
6. PROGRAM ALARM CLOCK.
A. Press “MENU” button to open programming menu options.
B. Press “UP” arrow to scroll through menu, until “ALARM” is
displayed, then press “SELECT” button. Press “UP” arrow to
display “ON”.
C. Press “SELECT” to select “ON” and automatically advance to
alarm time options (alarm hour option will begin flashing.)
D. Press “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the alarm hour you want is
displayed.
Note AM./PM (on the right) change as you scroll through the hours.
E. Press “RIGHT” arrow to save alarm hour and advance to alarm
minutes. Program alarm minutes in the same way.
F. Press “SELECT” to store the alarm time.
The display will show “ON” and the alarm icon will be displayed.
G. Press “MENU” repeatedly to close menu mode. (Current time
will be displayed.)
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Silence Alarm Clock - by pressing any button except
WEATHER/SNOOZE.”
TURN OFF ALARM CLOCK by pressing “MENU”, “UP” arrow,
“SELECT”, “UP” arrow, “SELECT”, and then press “MENU” repeatedly
to display current time.
7. VOLUME ADJUSTMENT.
A. When the Weather Receiver is turned on, “NOAA” will appear
on the display.
B. Press “WEATHER/SNOOZE” button; “WEATHER” will appear
on the display.
C. Press “UP” (or “DOWN”) button to select volume. (Note: 4
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volume bars at top right corner of display.
8. PROGRAM THE WEATHER/HAZARD CH. FOR YOUR AREA.
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Press “MENU”
Press “UP” directional arrow until “CHANNEL” is displayed.
Press “SELECT”.
Press up directional arrow until you hear a clear broadcast
signal of your station. Press “SELECT”.
F. Press “MENU” to close menu mode. To turn Weather/Hazard
broadcast on again, press “WEATHER/SNOOZE”.
Note you will hear only static on the channels not received in your area.
(FYI — channels are listed 1-7 on the left, and corresponding frequency
numbers are displayed on the right side of display.)
AT THIS POINT YOU WILL RECEIVE WEATHER AND
HAZARD ALERTS ISSUED BY THE NWS.
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9. PROGRAMMING S.A.M.E. COUNTY CODE(S).
Note: In addition to your own county code, you may wish to obtain the
S.A.M.E. county code(s) for other counties close to you. The S.A.M.E.
County Code(s) you program into your Weather Receiver will determine
which counties your Weather Receiver will respond to. (The counties
must be within the ± 50-mile broadcast coverage area of your local
NWS.)
A. First, to determine the S.A.M.E. county code(s) for counties in
which you are interested: (1) call the toll-free NWS telephone number,
(2) access NOAA Web Site at: www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm.
1. The National Weather Service Toll-Free Number provides
S.A.M.E. County Codes at:
1-888-NWS-SAME. or (1-888-697-7263)
2. The NOAA Weather Radio Web Site provides S.A.M.E. County
Codes at: www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm.
Note Internet access is available free of charge at many public libraries
in the United States.
B. Then, when you have the S.A.M.E. County Code(s) you want to,
program them into your Weather Receiver as follows.
Note all empty memory locations will be indicated as
“-- -- -- -- -- --” on the Weather Receiver display.
1. Turn off Weather Receiver for silent programming.
2. Press “MENU” button to open menu options.
3. Press “UP” arrow to scroll through menu options until “S.A.M.E.
SET” is displayed, then press “SELECT” button.
4. Press “UP” arrow to scroll through:
“SINGLE”, “MULTIPLE”, or “ANY.”
(You will need to choose whether to enter a Single or Multiple S.A.M.E.
County Code, or accept Any S.A.M.E. County Codes.)
“ANY” S.A.M.E. County Codes is the Default Factory Setting. Your
Weather Receiver comes preprogrammed to receive NWS Weather and
Hazard Alert transmissions for any and all S.A.M.E. county codes within
range. If you want to receive all Weather and Hazard Alert
transmissions within reception range, leave your Weather Receiver set
to “ANY.”
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To Program a Single S.A.M.E. County Code on your Weather
Receiver:
• Display “SINGLE” as explained in 1-4 above, then press “SELECT.”
“S.A.M.E. 01” will be displayed. (Note if you are programming a
single S.A.M.E. County Code, only the “01” setting will be used.)
• Press “Select”. Using the “UP” arrow, find the first digit of your
S.A.M.E. County Code. Press “RIGHT” arrow to save the digit and
automatically advance to the next digit.
• Program all digits of your S.A.M.E. County Code in the same way.
• Press “SELECT” to store your S.A.M.E. County Code. Press
“MENU” to close the programming menu.
To Program Multiple S.A.M.E. County codes on your Weather
Receiver:
Select “MULTIPLE” to enter more than one S.A.M.E. County Code.
• Display “MULTIPLE” as explained in 1-4 above, then press
“SELECT.” “S.A.M.E. 01” will be displayed, indicating you will be
programming your first S.A.M.E. County Code at Weather Receiver
menu location “01.”
• After programming your first S.A.M.E. County Code, press
“SELECT” then the “UP” arrow to advance to “S.A.M.E. 02.”
Program all of your S.A.M.E. County Codes in the same way.
Reviewing the S.A.M.E. County Codes that you have programmed:
To review the S.A.M.E. County Codes that you have programmed into
your Weather Receiver, press “MENU” to open the programming menu
and follow the same sequence that you used to program them. (See
the section in this manual “Programming Your S.A.M.E. County
Codes.)
PROGRAMMING ALERT TYPE (DISPLAY, VOICE, OR TONE).
1. Turn off Weather Receiver for silent programming.
2. Press “MENU” button to open menu options.
3. Press “UP” arrow to scroll through menu options until “ALT TYPE”
(Alert Type) is displayed, then press “SELECT” button.
4. Press “UP” arrow to scroll through the following (3) alert types:
“DISPLAY”, “VOICE”, or “TONE”.
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Alert Type
“DISPLAY”
“VOICE”
“TONE”
Icon
Description of Tone Pattern
(no icon) text alert scrolls on display
The alert will sound for about 8 seconds,
then you will hear the voice of the weather
broadcast for about 5 minutes. If you want to
listen longer, press the
“WEATHER/SNOOZE” button.
Alert tones will sound for five minutes, or until
you press any button —except the
“WEATHER/SNOOZE” button which toggles
to voice weather broadcast.
5. Press “SELECT” to choose the Alert Type you want.
6. Press “MENU” to exit menu programming mode.
To Operate Weather Receiver in Silent Mode, select “DISPLAY
ALERT TYPE”. This will turn off both the broadcast voice and audio
alerts, leaving only the text message and Alert Status Lights to indicate
the event.
REVIEWING RECENT WEATHER/HAZARD ALERTS. The Weather
Receiver can store up to 10 different Weather/Hazard alerts (with
overlapping effective times) in its memory. If the Weather Receiver
receives a new alert while any previous alert is still in effect, it
automatically displays the new alert. You can review all alerts still in
effect by pressing the “UP” arrow to scroll through the Weather
Receiver’s active alert memory. A Double Beep indicates the end of the
list. “NO MESSAGE” will be displayed if no alerts are active.
Start Over. If you want to start over while programming menus, press
“MENU” button enough times to close the menu options until you return
to your starting point. Press “MENU” to exit or “back out” of
programming mode.
If no program buttons are pressed for about one minute the Weather
Receiver will exit the menu mode.
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CONTROLS:
1. WEATHER/SNOOZE alert, warning tones & 9 minute snooze
button. Press this button to put the weather/hazard receiver into
standby mode (alert monitor mode.) Press button again to return to
hearing National Weather Service weather/hazard voice reports.
- Press this button to cancel alert warning tones and any external alert
features when alert is active.
2. WEATHER SWITCH ON/OFF. Main power switch for Weather
Radio, turns it on & off. (Only the clock is active when this switch
is off.)
3. Volume (UP & DOWN) buttons. Switch Weather Receiver on,
then press these buttons to adjust to desired listening level.
4. “WARNING” Alert Status light ņ Red. Indicates that the National
Weather Service has issued a warning for your area.
5.
“WATCH” Alert Status Light ņ Yellow. Indicates that the National
Weather Service has issued a watch for your area.
6. “STATEMENT” Alert Status Light ņ Indicates a S.A.M.E. statement
has been issued for your area by the National Weather Service.
7. MENU button. Press to activate programming mode. (Use
directional arrows to move through programming menu options.)
8. SELECT (programming) button. Press this button to enter the
selected menu mode. Press this button to confirm your menu
option selection.
9. Arrow buttons – directional arrows (up, down, right & left.) Use
directional arrows to move through the Weather Receiver program
menus.
Note you can also use the arrow buttons to review previous alerts
when in normal display mode.
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BACKLIGHT OF THE DISPLAY.
Pressing and releasing a button will turn on the backlight of the Weather
Receiver display for about 5 seconds.
ICONS ON THE DISPLAY.
The following icons appear on the Weather Receiver display to indicate
the monitor functions that are active.
ICON
DESCRIPTION
Volume Bars
Clock Alarm
Voice Alert
Warning Tone Alert
Low Battery
NOAA
Monitor On
IF YOU HEAR MORE THAN ONE CHANNEL.
When you program the Weather/Hazard channel, you may hear
weather and hazard alerts on more than one channel. This means that
your are receiving broadcast from more than one National Weather
Service station in your area.
Simply choose the one that sounds clearest.
Channels preset on
Broadcast Frequency
Weather Receiver
(MHz)
1
162.400
2
162.425
3
162.450
4
162.475
5
162.500
6
162.525
7
162.550
You can find more information on weather frequency channels on the
NOAA Web Site at www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm.
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About NWR, NOAA, NWS, & S.A.M.E. County Codes.
National Weather Radio (NWR) is a service of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) As the "Voice of the National
Weather Service", NWR is a continuous broadcast of the latest weather
and hazard alert information from your local National Weather Service
(NWS) office. It is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In 1994, NOAA began broadcasting coded emergency signals that
identify the specific geographic area (such as the county within a state)
that is affected by an emergency. Until that time, such specific
emergency weather information was sent in other ways to broadcast
stations and others and then relayed to the public. NOAA transmits the
coded emergency signals using a technique called Specific Area
Message Encoding (S.A.M.E..) The MIDLAND Weather Radio (Model
WR-100 ) is designed to receive these S.A.M.E. county code
transmissions.
NWR divides the United States and territories by state and county (or
parish) and assigns a six-digit code number called a FIPS (Federal
Information Processing System) code, also known as a NWR/S.A.M.E.
county code.
You can program the Weather Receiver with up to 25 S.A.M.E. County
Codes. The Weather Receiver allows you to receive broadcast alerts
for either your own county or for up to 25 counties. You do this by
programming in the S.A.M.E. county codes for counties important to
you. This will eliminate any Alerts that are not within your area of
interest. For example, if you only want to be informed for alerts within
your own county just program in the S.A.M.E. county code for your own
county. But, if you want to be informed about counties that are North,
South, East and/or West of you, you will also program in those S.A.M.E.
county codes.
When you program your S.A.M.E. country code(s) into the MIDLAND
Weather Receiver, you eliminate any Alerts that are not within those
counties. Warnings, watches and statements of weather and other area
emergencies ņ about 50 different types ņ will activate the Weather
Receiver for only your programmed specific area.
The S.A.M.E. message the NWR sends contains information that tells
the weather receiver the time period for which the alert is valid. NWS
can set the active time of the alert from 15 minutes to up to 6 hours.
When the designated time has passed, the Weather Receiver display
message and light will automatically reset to their normal state.
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NWR Alert Descriptions What You See On Weather Receiver Display
Alert Warning Tone
TORNADO WATCH
TORNADO WARNING
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
FLOOD WATCH
FLOOD WARNING
WINTER STORM WATCH
WINTER STORM WARNING
BLIZZARD WARNING
HIGH WIND WATCH
HIGH WIND WARNING
DUST STORM WARNING
HURRICANE WATCH
HURRICANE WARNING
TROPICAL STORM WARNING
TROPICAL STORM WATCH
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
AVALANCH WATCH
AVALANCH WARNING
VOLCANO WARNING
EARTHQUAKE WARNING
EVACUATION IMMEDIATE
TSUNAMI WATCH
TSUNAMI WARNING
SHELTER IN PLACE WARNING
CIVIL DANGER WARNING
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE
RADIATION HAZARD WARNING
MATERIAL HAZARD WARNING
NUCLEAR POWERPLANT WARNING
LAW ENFORCEMENT WARNING
FIRE WARNING
CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY
911 TELEPHONE OUTAGE EMERGENCY
TUNE TV WATCH
TUNE TV WARNING
LOCAL AREA EMERGNCY
EMERGENCY ACTION NOTIFICATION
EMERGENCY ACTION TERMINATION
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
FLOOD STATEMENT
HURRICANE STATEMENT
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Fast tone
Fast tone
Fast tone
Very fast tone
Very fast tone
Low tone
Low tone
Low tone
Low tone
Low tone
Low tone
Low tone
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TESTING YOUR WEATHER RECEIVER WITH TEST SIGNALS
BROADCAST BY NWS.
All National Weather Service stations periodically transmit test signals.
Some stations broadcast a test signal only once a week, while others
test more often. NWS also may broadcast System Demonstrations.
You can find out when your local NWS station broadcasts test signals
by calling the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office (listed
under ‘Weather” in the Federal Government section of the telephone
book.) During the weekly test signal, the local NWS station will give a
list of counties covered by their transmitter. The NWS test signal allows
everyone with Weather Receiver receivers to verify the operation of
their equipment.
The following test signals may be sent by the NWS during testing:
What You See On Display
REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST
What You Hear
Voice announcement
intermittent beeps
REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST
Same as above
SYSTEM DEMO
Same as above
NATIONAL PERIODIC TEST
Same as above
As the NWS adds new test capabilities, your Weather Receiver is set to
receive them and alert you automatically with no modifications.
Connecting the External Alert Output to an External Device
You may need to turn on or turn off another device when an alert is
received. The WR-100 provides a switch closure to signal other
devices at the EXT. ALERT jack when the monitor receives an alert.
The output is compatible with home automation devices from suppliers
like X-10 and others. Connect the positive lead of the interface to the
tip of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone plug and the negative lead to the body
of the plug.
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A DC powered device using 12 Volts or less and requiring less than
200mA of current can be switched directly using the EXT. ALERT jack.
Observe the polarity of the jack so that the negative side of the external
power source is connected to the body of the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) phone
plug and the device is connected to the positive source and to the tip of
the phone plug.
The internal switch is closed when an alert is received. Pressing any
button on the front of the monitor will open the switch.
EMERGENCY POWER.
See “Quick Start Instructions” for battery installation.
Connecting Power. The AC power adapter is recommended for normal
operation if the Weather Receiver is to be in service for more than a few
hours.
Backup Batteries are also recommended during normal operation. The
condition of the batteries is monitored by the Weather Receiver. When
the “Low Battery” icon flashes on the display,
the battery has
been discharged and should be replaced. Do not leave a dead or weak
battery in the monitor. Do not leave a battery in the monitor when it is
not in use. The battery may leak and possibly damage your Weather
Receiver. Dispose of batteries properly.
Your MIDLAND Weather Receiver can be emergency powered by (3)
AA alkaline batteries. In an emergency situation, (3) AA alkaline
batteries should provide approximately 24 hours of continuous
operation. The clock will run for at least 10 days on batteries when the
monitor is turned off with the MONITOR ON / OFF control.
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RECEPTION.
A System of Weather/Hazard Alert Broadcasts in the United States.
(NOAA) The National Weather Service operates National Weather
Radio as a system of weather and hazard alert broadcasts covering a
large area of the United States. Only a few areas are not included.
Currently, NOAA Weather Radio is directly available to 93% to 95% of
the U.S. population.
Typical weather/hazard broadcast (162MHz) monitor reception
distance will range from 25-50 miles. Your MIDLAND Weather
Receiver can receive broadcasts from the Weather Stations up to 50
miles away depending on your location and conditions of weather,
terrain, etc. If reception in your area is not good, try different locations in
your home or office to find a place of good reception. A location near a
window is a good starting place.
If A Weather Station Cannot Be Heard on any channel, contact your
local National Weather Service office to verify that the station is on the
air. Also verify the CHANNEL (frequency) they broadcast and the
location of the weather station. If your local Weather Service is
transmitting and you are not receiving the broadcasts, you may
need an external antenna.
External Antenna can be used for better reception from greater
distances. To use an external (outdoor) antenna, you must have an
antenna with an RCA phono plug or an adapter to plug the antenna into
the back of the WEATHER RECEIVER. One suggested antenna is the
MIDLAND 18-259W VHF Through-Glass Antenna. This antenna
improves reception when applied to either single-pane windows or
double-pane windows.
Metal Structure (some mobile homes) Reception is difficult because
the metallic structure impedes the transmission of monitor waves.
Place your Weather Receiver near a window. If this doesn't provide
reasonable reception, an external antenna must be used.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
No power
Suggestion
Is AC Power Adapter securely plugged into
both DC jacks on back of Weather Receiver
and to wall outlet? If AC power has failed, are
batteries installed?
Are dead batteries in the unit? Unplug power,
remove and replace batteries.
No sound.
No weather broadcast
when you press
WEATHER/SNOOZE
button
Check VOLUME.
Ensure that telescoping antenna is up and
fully extended.
The monitor is not
responding properly to
NWS weather alert
broadcasts
If you are using an external antenna, ensure
that it is connected properly.
Ensure that the monitor is set to the NOAA
weather channel in use in your area. Contact
NOAA to ensure they are presently
broadcasting.
Check to see that you have programmed in
the correct S.A.M.E. County Code(s).
For HELP, contact Midland Radio Corporation
1120 Clay Street
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Phone:
(816) 241-8500
Fax:
(816) 241-5713
E-mail:
mail@midlandradio.com
URL:
www.midlandradio.com
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S.A.M.E. County Code Record.
Use this space to keep a record of the S.A.M.E. county codes that you
program into your MIDLAND Weather Receiver.
County Name
S.A.M.E. County Code
NWR Channel*
*Note if you have reason to switch between different Weather
Receiver channels, you may also wish to record the channel used
for a particular county NWR frequency.
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SERVICE.
If your MIDLAND Weather Receiver fails to operate properly, check
the “Troubleshooting” section in this manual before returning it for
service. If necessary, return as follows:
1. Pack the unit in its original box and packing.
2. Include the following:
a. Full description of any problems
b. Money order for $20.50 to cover shipping and handling
c. Daytime telephone number, name & address
3. For warranty service include a photocopy of the receipt showing the
date of sale.
4. You do not need to return accessory items (AC/DC Adapter,
batteries) unless they might be directly related to the problem.
5. A flat rate of $45.00 will apply to repairs not covered by warranty or
units that are over one year old. Send only cashiers check, money
order or Master Card or Visa card number.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.
MIDLAND Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option
without charge, your WR-100 weather alert monitor which fails due to a
defect in material or workmanship within one year following the initial
consumer purchase.
This warranty does not include any antennas, which may be a part of or
included with the warranted product, or the cost of labor for removal or
re-installation of the product in a vehicle or other mounting.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by
returning the warranted product, freight prepaid, along with a copy of
the original sales receipt to MIDLAND Radio Corporation at the address
provided below.
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 warranty coverage on
merchandise purchased elsewhere ask your dealer.
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Please send your Weather Radio To:
Midland Radio Corporation
Warranty Service Department
1120 Clay Street
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Phone:
(816) 241-8500
Fax:
(816) 241-5713
E-mail: mail@midlandradio.com
URL:
www.midlandradio.com
FCC COMPLIANCE INFORMATION.
MIDLAND (NOAA) Weather Receiver
Model WR-100, “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert Receiver”
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference; (2) This device must accept any interference
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SPECIFICATIONS.
Specifications are nominal and subject to change.
General
Frequency Range
(162.4O, 162.425, 162.45, 162.475, 162.50, 162.525, 162.55MHz)
Number of WX Channels..................................... 7
Input Voltage ....................................................... 9-14 Volts DC
Dimensions
130MM W x 50MM H x 152MM D (51/2 x 2 x 6 in.)
Receiver
20 dB Quieting Sensitivity.................................... 0.5 uV
FIPS County code Sensitivity at5kHz Dev .......... 0.5uV
Channel Selectivity .............................................. ±25kHz, 60dB
Speaker Impedance ............................................ 8 ohms
Speaker Output at10%THD................................. 200 mW max.
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GLOSSARY & Interesting Web Sites:
FCC ...................Federal Communications Commission
Agency charged with regulating interstate and
international communications by monitor, television,
wire, satellite and cable. www.fcc.gov
FIPS...................U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census,
Geography Division provides the Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS). FIPS are the names
and (S.A.M.E.) county codes that represent the
counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal
and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the
District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely
associated areas of the U.S. For more information,
log on to: http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/index.htm
LCD....................Liquid Crystal Display. (The monitor display is an
LCD.)
LED....................Light Emitting Diode. (The 3 indicator lights are LEDs.)
NOAA.................National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Environmental data services, and provides a reference
library for students, teachers, and researchers.
www.noaa.gov
NWR ..................National Weather Radio. Nationwide network of
monitor stations broadcasting continuous weather
information. Lists stations and coverage, explains how
to get a receiver. www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr
NWS ..................National Weather Service. Current weather
conditions, forecasts, warnings, and weather safety.
Offers maps, radar and satellite images, numerical
models, and educational resources.
www.nws.noaa.gov
S.A.M.E..............Specific Area Message Encoding is a special monitor
signal included now with National Weather Service
weather and alert broadcasts to pinpoint alert areas.
Find out more at www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm.
Toggle................Switch back and forth between two functions or options.
WX channels .....Weather channels.
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Midland Radio Corporation
1120 Clay Street
Kansas City, MO 64116
Tel: 816.241.8500
Fax: 816.241.5713
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