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Oregon Scientific WR102 Instruction Manual

Oregon scientific wr102: instruction manual.

 
PORTABLE S.A.M.E. WEATHER RADIO
MODEL: WR102
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the WR102 Portable SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) Weather Radio. The
WR102 is a multi-function device that operates on the same radio frequencies used by the NOAA (National Oceanic
Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio (NWR). The WR102 warns users of severe weather and other
environmental dangers. Ideal for back-packers or individuals who spend extended periods of time in remote
locations; this device is also equipped with a digital clock and daily alarm.
The WR102 is designed for individuals and organizations that require dependable early-warnings of weather or
environmental dangers. This is the first portable take anywhere weather radio that operates on batteries or AC
power. A low battery warning icon alerts users that batteries are low and need replacing. The WR102 is small,
lightweight and constructed of durable materials. With a reception range up to 40 miles, the WR102 is ideal for use
in remote outdoor areas and in densely populated areas such as schools, hospitals or offices.
The 2-line liquid-crystal display (LCD) is easy to read. The electro-luminescent (EL) backlight ensures that night
time warnings are seen and properly interpreted.
To optimize your use of the WR102, please read this manual before use. Should you require additional assistance
or information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-853-8883 or via email at:
helpme@oscientific.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER-RADIO SYSTEM
The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency within the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) that operates a nationwide network of radio stations known as the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR). The NWR
radio system broadcasts warning information for all types of hazards both natural and technological. Working in
conjunction with the Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is considered to be the most comprehensive
emergency information system.
A nationwide network, the NWR consists of more than 480 stations in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and U.S. Pacific Territories. Broadcasts are designed to meet local needs. Routine programming is
repeated every few minutes and consists of local forecast, regional conditions and marine forecasts. Additional
information, including river stages and climatic data, is also provided. During emergencies, these routine
broadcasts are interrupted to report specific warnings, watches or other critical information.
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Summary of Contents

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    A low battery warning icon alerts users that batteries are low and need replacing. The WR102 is small, lightweight and constructed of durable materials. With a reception range up to 40 miles, the WR102 is ideal for use in remote outdoor areas and in densely populated areas such as schools, hospitals or offices.

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    Stand-by Mode during SAME message alert K. Antenna A1. Radio Frequency Channel A2. Radio in NOAA-On Mode [ “ICON” ] Radio in NOAA-Stand-by Mode [ “ICON” ] Radio in NOAA-Mute Mode [“ICON” ] Radio in NOAA-Off Mode [ no icon ] A3.

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    DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTION OF PARTS, CONTINUED L. VOLUME UP Button Increases audio volume Turns on and off the selected daily alarm Activates or disables the displayed county code Increases setting values in any setting mode M. VOLUME DOWN Button Decreases audio volume Turns on and off the selected daily alarm Activates or disables the displayed county code Decreseas setting values in any setting mode...

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    Please note that the WR102 does not have an ON / OFF switch; and that the LCD will light-up once the batteries are inserted. To conserve power, the radio can be set to NOAA Stand-By, NOAA-Mute, or NOAA-Off modes instead of NOAA-On.

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    Alerts are initially shown on the WR102 as a text display on the LCD screen (Figure A4); then an audio broadcast will follow. At the completion of the audio broadcast message, the WR102 will emit a short burst of static to indicate end of message.

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    Channel The WR102 labels each frequency channel “A” to “G”. Once a radio frequency for a region has been selected, the WR102 will receive audio and code information on this frequency. The radio channel is located in the upper left hand corner of the LCD.

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    SAME county codes are required to selectively receive weather and environmental alerts for a specific county, and need to be entered into the WR102. Up to six specific SAME codes can be entered. The first step of programming SAME codes requires the user to select the option of receiving [ALL] warnings or selected warnings.

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    A county can be subdivided as follows: 1 Northwest 3 Northeast 5 Central 7 Southwest 9 Southeast TO RECEIVE ALL WARNINGS OR SPECIFIC LOCATION WARNINGS: 1.Press [COUNTY] to enter the county-code display from any clock display mode. 2.Press [UP VOLUME] or [ DOWN VOLUME] to select between receiving all [ALL] warnings or only warnings from specified local areas.

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    RADIO VOLUME The radio volume can be adjusted for personal needs. To set the volume, the radio needs to be in NOAA- On mode and any time display mode. To set the volume: 1. Press [UP VOLUME] or [DOWN VOLUME] to adjust the volume.

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    REMEMBER: At any stage of the setting sequence, if no entry is made after 9-seconds, the unit will automatically return to the Clock-Display Mode. 2. Press [MODE] for two (2) seconds; the WR102 will beep once when press is initiated and then again after the two seconds.

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    Customer Service Department at 800-853-8883 or via email at: helpme@oscientific.com. Oregon Scientific offers a variety of useful and practical products designed to enhance your lifestyle and to protect your family. We invite you to explore the international world of Oregon Scientific and learn about our diverse product lines via our website: www.oregonscientific.com.

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    To receive the Test message, your WR102 needs to be in NOAA-On, NOAA-Stand-by or NOAA- Mute mode with a county code and NWR channel selected and programmed into the radio. If the WR102 is properly set, a flashing “Test” icon will be displayed on the LCD screen when a Test message is received.

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    - The contents of this manual may not be reproduced without the permission of the manufacturer. Oregon Scientific warrants this product to be free of manufacturing defects for 90 days from date of purchase. This warranty does not cover product subjected to abuse, misuse or accidential damage.

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    - Increase the separation between the WR102 and the affected equipment. - Consult an experienced radio/television technician for assistance.

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