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Midland WR400 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Quick Start Instructions

    Model WR400 Quick Start Instructions Please see page 5 for important controls and functions. Place 4 AA batteries (not included) into the compartment on the underside of the radio (Note: batteries are important because they provide emergency power for the radio in case of a power outage).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Model WR400 Table of Contents Quick Start Instructions • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 Product Information • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4...

  • Page 4: Product Information

    Model WR400 Product Information Thank you for choosing Midland! Your new WR400 weather radio is the latest in weather and hazard alert monitoring technology, providing you with the information needed to help keep you safe. Your WR400 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 available to the public. This WR400 weather radio has an innovative automatic alert system. In the event of a special warning broadcast, the radio is automatically activated along with a loud tone, a flashing LED indicator 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, hazardous explosions, fires, chemical spills and other civil emergencies. In addition, this WR400 weather radio has the “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert” feature, providing you with constant monitoring of your localized NWS broadcast. The S.A.M.E. decoding receiver allows you to hear only messages for the area(s) concerning you. You now have a choice as to what information will be brought to you.

  • Page 5: Controls And Functions

    Model WR400 Controls and Functions Radio Preset Antenna Buttons Speaker AM/FM and Power Button All Hazards Menu Navigation NOAA National Weather Service and Channel SNOOZE Tuning Buttons Weather/Hazard and WARNING WATCH ADVISORY Weather Alert Mode Menu ON/OFF Button Button LCD Backlight Dimmer Button Right Side Alarm Volume Clock...

  • Page 6: Setting The Time

    Model WR400 Setting the Time Press the “MENU” button. The display should show “SET TIME.” Press the “ENTER” button. The display will show “SETTING HOUR.” Press the “UP” or “DOWN” buttons to set the hour then press the “RIGHT” button to toggle to setting the minutes. After setting the minutes press “ENTER.” Press the “MENU” button to save the settings and exit the menu. Setting the Alarm Press the “MENU” button. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the display says “SET ALARM 1.” Press the “ENTER” button. The display will show “SETTING HOUR.” Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the correct hour is set. Note the “AM” and “PM” icons in the upper left corner of the LCD. After you have selected your hour, press the “RIGHT” arrow to toggle to “SETTING MINUTE.” Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the correct minutes are set. Press the “ENTER” button. Now you have the option of choosing whether you want this alarm to be “ON” or “OFF.” Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until you get your desired selection. Press the “ENTER” button. If you only want to have one alarm set then press the “MENU” button to save your settings and exit the menu. If you want to set the 2nd alarm then press the “DOWN” arrow until you get to the “SET ALARM 2” option. Follow the same instructions for setting ALARM 2 as you did for ALARM 1. Slide the “ALARM” switch on the right side of the radio to the “ON” position to make your alarms active. Choosing the Alarm Type Press the “MENU” button. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the display says “ALARM TYPE.” Press the “ENTER” button. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows to select either wake to “RADIO” or wake to “BUZZER.” If you select wake to “RADIO,” the alarm will come on to the last radio station tuned to on the AM/ FM band. After you have made your selection press the “ENTER” button. Press the “MENU” button to save your settings and exit the menu.

  • Page 7: Setting Your Location

    Model WR400 Setting Your Location Press the “MENU” button. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the display says “SET LOCATION.” Press the “ENTER” button. You now have the option of choosing between “ANY,” “MULTIPLE,” and “SINGLE.” Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until you have reached your selection then press the “ENTER” button. If “ANY” is selected your radio will receive all weather alerts and you will be unable to select a specific county. Press the “MENU” button to save your settings and exit the menu. If “MULTIPLE” or “SINGLE” were selected then you will be asked to input your specific location and the display will show “01 EMPTY.” Press “ENTER” to input your country. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows to scroll to your selection then press “ENTER.” You will now be asked for your state. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows to scroll to your selection then press “ENTER.” You will now have a list of counties to choose from. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows to scroll to your selection then press “ENTER.” If you selected “SINGLE” for your location press the “MENU” button to save your settings and exit the menu. If you selected “MULTIPLE” for your location you will be taken to the next county entry “02 EMPTY.” Press the “ENTER” button. You now have the option of selecting “NEARBY.” This gives you the option of having the radio automatically populate your selected county entry with the next closest county code. If you want to manually enter your county then press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows to select your country and repeat the steps necessary for selecting your county. Press the “MENU” button to save your settings and exit the menu. Manually Entering a S.A.M.E. County Code To get the S.A.M.E. code and weather channel for your area, call 1-888-697-7263 or visit...

  • Page 8: Selectable Alert Option

    Model WR400 Selectable Alert Option You can program the WR400 weather radio to only give an audible alert for certain emergency messages. Those messages unimportant to you can be programmed to only display a message on the display. Press the “MENU” button. Press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the display says “SET EVENTS.” Press the “ENTER” button. You now have the option of choosing between “ALL ON,” “ALL OFF,” or “ALL DEFAULT” as shown in the Selectable Alert Reference Chart (pages 10-12), or “EDIT EVENTS.” “ALL ON” will set all events to on, and “ALL OFF” will set all events to off except for the ones with an asterisk next to them in the Selectable Alert Reference Chart. To edit individual events press the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows until the display says “EDIT EVENTS” and press the “ENTER” button. Scroll through the events and press the “ENTER” button when you reach the event you want to edit. You can select either “ON” or “OFF” then press the “ENTER” button. Press the “MENU” button twice to save your settings and exit the menu. Testing the Alert Siren To test the alert function to ensure it is working, press the “MENU” button.

  • Page 9: Turning The Am/fm Radio On And Off

    Model WR400 Turning the AM/FM Radio On and Off To turn the AM/FM radio on, press the “AM/FM” button. If you are listening to the weather band, you must first mute the weather band by pressing the “WEATHER/HAZARD” button. To turn the AM/ FM radio off, press and hold the “AM/FM” button for 1 second. Pressing the “AM/FM” button while already in AM/FM mode will toggle between the AM and FM bands. Tuning the AM/FM Radio To tune the AM/FM radio you can manually tune the stations by pressing either the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows. Pressing and holding the “UP” or “DOWN” arrows will quickly scroll through stations until you release the button. To scan automatically to the next station that has a strong signal, press the “LEFT” or “RIGHT” arrow. Setting the AM/FM Preset Stations You can program 4 AM and 4 FM radio stations into the radio’s preset memory. To program a preset station, do the following: Turn the AM/FM radio on and use the tuning buttons to find your desired station. Press and hold the preset button you want to program for 1 second. If beeps are enabled, the radio will beep confirming the station has been saved to the desired preset. There will also be an indicator on the display that corresponds with the preset setting; “P1,” “P2,” “P3,” or “P4.” Reception The National Weather Service operates a system of weather and hazard alert broadcasts covering a large area of the United States. Currently, only a few areas are not covered. Typical broadcasts...

  • Page 10: Selectable Alert Reference Chart

    Model WR400 Selectable Alert Reference Chart Event Code Level Default 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...

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    Model WR400 Event Code Level Default Freeze Warning Warning Hurricane Statement Advisory Hazardous Materials Warning Warning Hurricane Watch Watch Hurricane Warning Warning High Wind Watch Watch High Wind Warning Warning Iceberg Warning Warning Industrial Fire Warning Warning Local Area Emergency Advisory Law Enforcement Warning Warning Land Slide Warning Warning National Audible Test Advisory National Information Center Advisory Network Notification Message Advisory National Periodic Test...

  • Page 12: Button Beeps

    Model WR400 Event Code Level Default Tropical Storm Warning Warning Tsunami Watch Watch Tsunami Warning Warning Transmitter Backup On Advisory Transmitter Carrier Off Advisory Transmitter Carrier On Advisory Transmitter Primary On Advisory Volcano Warning Warning Wild Fire Watch Watch Wild Fire Warning Warning Winter Storm Watch...

  • Page 13: Limited Warranty

    Model WR400 Limited Warranty Subject to the exclusions set forth below, Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, any Midland WR400 which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within One Year following the initial consumer purchase. This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak, abuse or misuse of unauthorized accessories, unauthorized service or modification or altered products. Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of purchase, including any charge cables or batteries. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED AS SET FORTH HEREIN AND TO THE DURATION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY, OTHERWISE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER AND IS PROVIDED IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL MIDLAND BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DEATH) FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT OR ACCESSORY, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY kIND, OR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABILITY OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS OR ACCESSORIES TO THE FULL EXTENT THESE DAMAGES MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW. For Product Purchased in Canada: Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, along with proof of purchase, to your place of purchase in Canada. This warranty gives you specified legal rights. Additional warranty rights may be provided by law in some areas within Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

  • Page 14: Service

    Model WR400 Service If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please first check the FAQ section of the website, check your owner’s manual, or call and speak with a service technician. Many problems can be remedied without returning the unit for service. If necessary, return as follows: • Pack the unit in its original box and packing. Then pack the original box in a suitable shipping carton. Caution: Improper packing may result in damage during shipment. • Include the following: a. Full description of any problems b. Daytime telephone number, name & address c. For warranty service include a photocopy of the bill of sale from an authorized dealer or other proof of purchase showing the date of sale. You do not need to return accessory items (Charge Cable, Batteries, and Owner’s Manual) unless they might be directly related to the problem. Repairs not covered by warranty or units that are over ONE year old are subject to a repair fee. Please call for a quote on repair service cost at 816-241-8500. Send only cashier’s check, money order, Master Card or Visa card number. Midland Radio Corporation 5900 Parretta Drive kansas City, MO 64120 Phone: (816) 241-8500 Fax: (816) 241-5713 Other Products 2-Way Radios...

  • Page 15: Accessories

    Model WR400 Accessories Accessories can be purchased at 18-STR External Alert Strobe Light • Easy Connection • High Strobe Visibility • $19.99 18-259W Window Mount All Hazard/ Weather Alert Radio Antenna • Improves Range and Reception • 17 - 7 Stainless Steel Rod • $24.99 Page 15...

  • Page 16: Fcc/ic Statement

    Model WR400 FCC/IC Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference. NOTE: THE GRANTEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE. SUCH MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT. This device complies with RSS-310 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to condition that this device does not cause harmful interference. Page 16

  • Page 17: S.a.m.e. County Code Record

    Model WR400 S.A.M.E. County Code Record County Name S.A.M.E. County Code NWS Channel Page 17...

  • Page 18: Notes

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