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Oregon Scientific WR103NX User Manual

Oregon scientific wr103nx: user manual.

 
Weather & Emergency Alert Monitor
Model: WR103NX
User Manual
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 ........................ 8
About radio channels ............................................. 9
Programming "SAME" county codes ................... 10
Radio volume ....................................................... 12
Clock and calendar ................................................ 12
How to set the time and date ............................... 13
How to set the alarms .......................................... 13
Disabling an alarm ............................................... 14
Enabling an alarm ................................................ 15
How to stop an alarm ........................................... 15
Snooze .................................................................... 15
Backlight ................................................................. 15
Emergency Alert System (EAS) ............................ 15
Same messages ..................................................... 17
Care and maintenance ........................................... 18
Specifications ......................................................... 19
Radio functions .................................................... 19
Time functions ..................................................... 19
General specifications ......................................... 19
About Oregon Scientific ........................................ 19
FCC statement ........................................................ 20
Declaration of conformity ..................................... 21
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Emergency Alert System (EAS) ... 15 Same messages ... 17 Care and maintenance ... 18 Specifications ... 19 Radio functions ... 19 Time functions ... 19 General specifications ... 19 About Oregon Scientific ... 19 FCC statement ... 20 Declaration of conformity ... 21...

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

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the compact Public Alert Radio (WR103NX) from Oregon Scientific™. The WR103NX 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

    Enable / exit channel setting mode. • Press CHANNEL and in quick succession to activate / deactivate the keypad lock. 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

    Alarm (1 and 2) icons. Keypad lock icon. GETTING STARTED The WR103NX LCD display will light up once the batteries are inserted. To turn the LCD display on or off, press and hold the NOAA key for 2 seconds. To conserve power, the radio can be turned off, set to NOAA standby, NOAA mute, or NOAA off modes instead of NOAA on.

  • Page 6: Installing The Batteries, Different Display Modes

    INSTALLING THE BATTERIES The WR103NX uses 3 UM-3 or “AA” size 1.5V alkaline batteries. shows when batteries are low. NOTE The non-volatile flash memory enables the unit to store your settings in the event of temporary power loss. NOTE Do not use rechargeable batteries. It is recommended that you use alkaline batteries with this product for longer performance.

  • Page 7: Early Warning Alert System

    • 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.

  • Page 8: Message Codes Used By The Nwr, Finding Local Nwr Channels And County Codes

    Standby mode. FINDING LOCAL NWR CHANNELS AND COUNTY CODES Successful operation of the WR103NX requires that the user obtain appropriate NWR radio channels and SAME codes for a specific county or region. To contact the NWS by telephone: Phone 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263).

  • Page 9: About Radio Channels

    CHANNEL CORRESPONDING RADIO FREQUENCY 1000 The WR103NX labels each frequency as a channel (1-7). Once the radio frequency for a region has been selected, the WR103NX will receive voice and code information from that station. The radio channel information is located on the upper left hand corner of the LCD.

  • Page 10: Programming "same" County Codes

    SAME county codes are required to receive weather and environmental information, and need to be entered into the WR103NX. Up to 6 specific SAME codes can be entered into 6 display fields. NOTE The system can only alert the user to weather or warning information after SAME county-code information has been entered and enabled.

  • Page 11

    State-county coding: The 3 digits on the far right refer to the state county coding. Each county within a state will have an independent 3-digit code. NOTE To receive all of the alerts for a given state, insert 000 into the county section. State codes: Moving towards the left, the next 2 digits are for state coding.

  • Page 12: Radio Volume, Clock And Calendar

    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 Time And Date, How To Set The Alarms

    Setting Mode and return to the time display. HOW TO SET THE ALARMS until the hour The WR103NX has 2 alarms (alarm 1 and alarm 2). They can be used together or independently. The alarm icons are only displayed when alarm 1 or alarm 2 are active.

  • Page 14: Disabling An Alarm

    Remember: From the Clock Display Mode, press MODE to enter Calendar-Display and then again to set Alarm 1. Press MODE once more to set Alarm 2. Setting the Alarm: With the clock displayed, press MODE until alarm (1 or 2) display is entered. NOTE The last set time of the alarm will be displayed.

  • Page 15: Enabling An Alarm, How To Stop An Alarm, Snooze, Backlight, Emergency Alert System (eas)

    NOTE This product is equipped to receive all required NOAA and newly added EAS events. To receive EAS events, make sure your WR103NX radio is working properly. Please refer to the “SAME Messages” section for information about how to receive “Test”...

  • Page 16

    NATURE OF ACTIVATION MESSAGE Administrative message ADVISORY Avalanche Watch WATCH Avalanche Warning WARNING Biological Hazard Warning WARNING Boil Water Warning WARNING Blizzard Warning WARNING Child Abduction Emergency ADVISORY Civil Danger Warning WARNING Civil Emergency Message WARNING Coastal Flood Watch WATCH Coastal Flood Warning WARNING Chemical Hazard Warning...

  • Page 17: Same Messages

    Watch and Advisory. In addition to these 3 classifications, there is another type of message - Test. The purpose of this NWR service is to assist you in verifying that your WR103NX NOAA weather radio is set-up and working properly. Each week the National Weather Service Office will broadcast a test message in SAME format.

  • Page 18: Care And Maintenance

    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 19: Specifications, Radio Functions, Time Functions, General Specifications, About Oregon Scientific

    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.

  • Page 20: Fcc Statement

    • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • 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.

  • Page 21: Declaration Of Conformity

    Please call our customer service number (listed on our website at www.oregonscientific.com), or on the warranty card for this product) for all inquiries instead. Name: Oregon Scientific, Inc. Address: 19861 SW 95th Ave., Tualatin, Oregon 97062 USA Telephone No.: 1-800-853-8883 declare that the product Product No.:...

  • Page 22

    Weather & Emergency Alert Monitor Model: WR103NX User Manual...

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    © 2006 Oregon Scientific. All rights reserved. 086L003836-025...

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