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Midland WR-100 Owner's Manual: Reception

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WR-100 Owner's Manual


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 are within reception distance of 25-50
miles of the weather station. Your WR-100 weather radio can receive broadcasts
from up to 50 miles from the weather station depending on your location and con-
ditions of weather, terrain, etc... If you find reception is not good in your area, try
different locations in your home or office to find a spot of improved reception.
Placement near a window usually improves reception.
If a weather broadcast cannot be heard on any of the 7 channels, contact
you local NWS office and verify the closest station is on air. Also verify the channel
frequencies the station is broadcasting. If your NWS is transmitting and you are
not receiving the broadcasts, you may need an external antenna. Please visit
our website at to view our suggested antenna, the 18-
259W VHF Through-Glass Antenna.This antenna improves reception when applied
to a window.
Please note: Metal structures are more difficult to receive reception in, because
metal interferes with the signal. If you live in a metal structure, you may need an
external antenna.
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