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Oregon Scientific WR103 User Manual

Oregon scientific wr103: user guide.
CONTENTS
Introduction .............................................................. 2
Key features ............................................................. 3
Front ...................................................................... 3
Back ....................................................................... 3
Top ......................................................................... 3
Left / right ............................................................... 4
7.5V AC/DC adapter .............................................. 4
Carrying holder ...................................................... 5
Cradle .................................................................... 5
LCD ........................................................................ 5
Getting started ......................................................... 5
Installing the batteries ............................................ 6
Different display modes ......................................... 6
Early warning alert system ..................................... 7
Message codes used by the NWR ........................ 7
About radio channels ............................................. 9
Programming "SAME" county codes ..................... 9
Description of specific area message
encoding codes ................................................... 10
Radio volume ....................................................... 12
Clock and calendar ................................................ 12
How to set the time and date ............................... 12
How to set the alarms .......................................... 13
Disabling an alarm ............................................... 14
Enabling an alarm ................................................ 14
How to stop an alarm ........................................... 14
Snooze .................................................................... 14
Backlight ................................................................. 15
Emergency Alert System (EAS) ............................ 15
Same messages ..................................................... 17
Care and maintenance ........................................... 18
Specifications ......................................................... 18
About Oregon Scientific ........................................ 19
FCC Statement ....................................................... 19
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    How to stop an alarm ... 14 Snooze ... 14 Backlight ... 15 Emergency Alert System (EAS) ... 15 Same messages ... 17 Care and maintenance ... 18 Specifications ... 18 About Oregon Scientific ... 19 FCC Statement ... 19...

  • Page 2: Introduction, About The National Weather Radio System

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the compact Weather & Emergency Alert Monitor (WR103N) from Oregon Scientific™. The WR103N is a multi-function device that operates on the same radio frequencies used by the National Weather Radio (NWR). With an Early Alert system, users are alerted to weather and other environmental dangers.

  • Page 3: Key Features, Front, Back

    (1 and 2). • Enables clock, calendar, and alarm setting. CHANNEL BUTTON Enable / Exit channel-setting mode. INDICATOR Red / green LED indicates radio (on / off) and alert status. COUNTY BUTTON • Enables county mode. • Change county settings (0-6).

  • Page 4: Left / Right, V Ac/dc Adapter

    Decreases volume. • Turns selected daily alarm (1 or 2) on / off. • Scrolls downward to select county code (6-0). ANTENNA Receives radio signals. SNOOZE BUTTON • Enables the snooze function when alarm sounds. • Momentarily activates backlight. AC/DC POWER PORT AC/DC power jack for connecting unit to external power source.

  • Page 5: Carrying Holder, Cradle, Getting Started

    Please note that the WR103N 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 standby, NOAA mute, or NOAA off modes instead of NOAA on.

  • Page 6: Installing The Batteries, Different Display Modes

    Clock-Display Mode: Relates to functions of time and date, shows current time, date or alarm time and status for either alarm. Radio-Status Mode: Displays information specific to the early-warning functions of the radio. To alternate between various time / date displays: Press MODE to advance the second line through the time, date and alarm displays.

  • Page 7: Early Warning Alert System, Message Codes Used By The Nwr

    • Radio Mute [ The radio is in Standby and the LED will flash red to indicate that the unit has received an alert signal. Voice messages cannot be heard until the unit is switched to the ON position.

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    To contact the NWS by telephone: Phone 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263). Follow prompts through a simple voice menu. To obtain NWS radio channels and SAME codes on the internet: Locate www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm Click the State for which information is needed. For example, clicking on “Montana” will give a list of...

  • Page 9: About Radio Channels, Programming "same" County Codes

    ABOUT RADIO CHANNELS The NWR radio channels work in the same way as a regular radio channel. All of the NWR transmission stations operate on 1 of 7 frequencies. Channel Corresponding Radio Frequency 162.400 MHz 162.425 MHz 162.450 MHz 162.475 MHz 162.500 MHz...

  • Page 10: Description Of Specific Area Message Encoding Codes

    As mentioned in the section “Finding local NWR channels and County codes”, a toll-free phone number or Internet website are available to locate county code information. DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING CODES. A SAME code is broken into 6 fields of numbers. Code for Cochise County Code for Arizona Code for northeast...

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    A county can be subdivided as follows: Northwest North Central Northeast West Central Central East Central Southwest South Central Southeast To select to receive all warnings or only warnings from specified localities: Press COUNTY to enter the county-code display from any clock display mode. Press to switch between receiving all (ALL) warnings or only warnings from specified local...

  • Page 12: Radio Volume, Clock And Calendar, How To Set The Time And Date

    9 seconds to automatically return to clock-display mode. RADIO VOLUME Before you can set the volume, the radio needs to be in NOAA on mode. To set the radio volume: In Clock-Display Mode, with the radio set to NOAA on, press to adjust the volume.

  • Page 13: How To Set The Alarms

    Press MODE to save the minutes selection and advance to setting the day-of-the-week language. Press to make the language selection in English, French or Spanish. When the weekday language has been selected, press MODE to save and advance to setting the year. Press to select the year.

  • Page 14: Disabling An Alarm, Enabling An Alarm, How To Stop An Alarm, Snooze

    After selecting the minutes, press MODE or wait 9 seconds to exit Alarm-Setting Mode and return to Clock-Display mode. The alarm ON icon ( chosen alarm, will be shown to indicate that the alarm is set and will sound at the set time. When an alarm goes off, it will sound for 1 minute, the EL backlight will activate.

  • Page 15: Backlight, Emergency Alert System (eas)

    This product is equipped to receive all required NOTE NOAA and newly added EAS events. To receive EAS events, make sure your WR103N radio is working properly. Please refer to the “SAME Messages” section for information about how to receive “Test”...

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    Nature of Activation Event Codes Earthquake Warning Evacuation Immediate Fire Warning Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Statement Flood Warning Flood Watch Flood Statement Hazardous Materials Warning High Wind Warning High Wind Watch Hurricane Warning Hurricane Watch Hurricane Statement Law Enforcement Warning Local Area Emergency 911 Telephone Outage Emergency TOE...

  • Page 17: Same Messages

    Test alarm: “This is the National Weather Service Office in ... (city) ... The preceding signal was a test of the Weather Radio Station ... (call sign) ... public warning system. During potentially dangerous weather situations, specially built receivers can be automatically activated by this signal to warn of the impending hazard.

  • Page 18: Care And Maintenance, Specifications

    Only use new batteries as specified in this instruction manual. Do not mix new and old batteries as the old batteries may leak corrosive or hazardous fluids. SPECIFICATIONS RADIO FUNCTIONS Channels: Digital PLL tuning for 7 NOAA channels SAME code...

  • Page 19: About Oregon Scientific, Fcc Statement

    ABOUT OREGON SCIENTIFIC Visit our website (www.oregonscientific.com) to learn more about Oregon Scientific products such as digital cameras; MP3 players; children's electronic learning products and games; projection clocks; health and fitness gear; weather stations; and digital and conference phones.

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    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY The following information is not to be used as contact for support or sales.

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