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Midland WR-300 Owner's Manual

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    All Hazards Weather Alert Radio WR-300 Owner’s Manual

  • Page 2: Quick Start Guide

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual Quick Start Instructions: Quick Start Instructions: Please see pg. 5 for important buttons and controls. 1. Place 4 AA batteries (not supplied) into the compartment on the underside of the radio. (Note:batteries are important because they provide emrgency power for the radio in case of a power outage.)

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual Table of Contents Quick Start Guide Table of Contents Product Information WR-300 Controls Icons on the Display WR-300 Accessory Jacks Set the Time Set the Date Set the ALARM Time Choosing an Alarm Type Programming Notes Getting your S.A.M.E. County Codes Programming S.A.M.E.

  • Page 4: Product Information

    Your WR-300 weather radio has a special receiver that tunes to the 24/7 broadcast issued by the National Weather Service. The combined All Hazards/Weather Alert broadcast network is the single, most immediate source for comprehensive weather and emergency information avail- able to the public.

  • Page 5: Wr-300 Controls

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual WR-300 Controls: WR-300 Controls: Snooze Warning Light- Watch Light- Orange Advisory Light- Yellow ICONS on the Display ICONS on the Display Alphanumeric Message County Code Indicator LCD Bac klighting LCD Bac klighting Press and release any button to turn the backlight on for 5 seconds. For continuous backlight, press the “MENU”...

  • Page 6: Set The Time

    (D). To activate the alarm, set the “ALARM OFF/ON” switch to the “ON” position. The clock face icon will appear. (E). The “SNOOZE” button on the top of the WR-300 is for advancing the alarm time by 9 minutes each time the alarm sounds. The “SNZ” icon will be displayed.

  • Page 7: Programming Notes

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual Programming Notes: Programming Notes: Your WR-300 can be programmed with up to 23 different S.A.M.E. codes for your county and the surrounding counties of your choice. This ensures you receive alerts for only those counties concerning you.

  • Page 8: Programming S.a.m.e. County Codes

    “ALL” S.A.M.E. County Codes is the Factory Setting: Your WR-300 weather radio is preprogrammed to receive NWS weather and hazard alert trans- missions for all S.A.M.E. county codes within range. If this is what you want, leave the radio set to “ALL”.

  • Page 9: Reviewing Stored S.a.m.e. Codes

    Alert Option: Selectable Alert Option: You can program the WR-300 weather radio to only sound the voice or siren alert for certain weather emergency messages. Those messages unimportant to you can be programmed to only display a message, minimizing annoyance.

  • Page 10: Testing The Alert

    Reviewing Alerts: The WR-300 weather radio can store 10 different alerts (with overlapping effective times) in its memory. If the radio receives a new alert while a previous alert is still in effect, it automati- cally displays the new alert description. To review past alerts that are still in effect, press the “DOWN”...

  • Page 11: Am/fm Radio

    AM/FM Radio: AM/FM Radio: There is an AM/FM radio built into the WR-300 weather radio that you can listen to without interrupting the weather radio functions. If an alert is received, the radio automatically switches from the AM/FM radio to the weather radio alert.

  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual roubleshooting: roubleshooting: Problem Problem No power No sound No weather broadcast when you press WEATHER/ SNOOZE button The radio is not responding properly to NWS weather alert broadcasts Page 12 Suggestion Suggestion Make sure the AC Power Adapter is securely plugged into both DC jack on back of weather radio and into wall outlet.

  • Page 13: Reception

    United States. Currently, only a few areas are not covered. Typical broadcasts are within reception distance of 25-50 miles of the weather station. Your WR-300 weather radio can receive broadcasts from up to 50 miles from the weather station, depending on your location and conditions of weather, terrain, etc.

  • Page 14: About Noaa,nws,&s.a.m.e.county Codes

    This will eliminate any alerts that are not within your area of interest. When you program your S.A.M.E. county code(s) into the WR-300 weather radio, you eliminate any alerts that are not within those counties. Warnings, watches and advisories of weather and other area emergencies, about 50 different types, will activate the weather radio for only your programmed specific area.

  • Page 15: S.a.m.e. County Code Record

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual S.A.M.E. County Code Record: S.A.M.E. County Code Record: County Name S.A.M.E. County Code NWS Channel Page 15

  • Page 16: Specification

    FCC Compliance Information: FCC Compliance Information: MIDLAND (NOAA) Weather Radio Model WR-300, “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert Radio”. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- lowing two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; (2) This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired oper- ation.

  • Page 17: Warranty Info

    Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warrant- ed product, freight prepaid, along with a copy of the original sales receipt to Midland Radio Corporation at the address provided below.

  • Page 18: Service

    WR-300 Owner’s Manual Service: Service: If your MIDLAND Weather Radio 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. Then pack the original box in a suitable shipping carton.

  • Page 19: Other Midland Products

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