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Midland WR300 Owner's Manual

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    All Hazards Weather Alert Radio WR300 Owner’s Manual

  • Page 2: Quick Start Instructions

    WR300 Owner’s Manual 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 emergency power for the radio in case of a power outage).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Table of Contents Quick Start Instructions: ........................2 Product Information: .........................4 WR300 Controls: ..........................5 Icons on the Display: ........................5 LCD Backlighting:..........................5 Accessory Jacks: ..........................5 Set the Time: ............................6 Set the Date: ............................6 Set the Alarm Time: .........................6 Choosing Alarm Type:........................6 Set the Channel: ..........................7 Programming Notes: ........................7 Getting your S.A.M.E.

  • Page 4: Product Information

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Product Information Thank you for choosing Midland! Your new WR300 weather radio is the latest in weather and hazard alert monitoring technology, providing you with the information needed to keep you safe. Your WR300 weather radio has a special receiver that tunes to the 24/7 broadcast issued by the National Weather Service.

  • Page 5: Wr300 Controls

    WR300 Owner’s Manual WR300 Controls Alert Weather/ Hazard AM/FM On/OFF On/OFF Button Button Snooze Radio Button Button Programming Warning (Arrow) Light-Red Buttons Watch Alarm Clock Light-Orange On/Off Switch Power On/Off Advisory and Volume Light-Yellow Wheel Menu Button Select Button Icons on the Display: Alphanumeric Time Indicator Message...

  • Page 6: Set The Time

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Setting the AM/FM Clock Radio Functions: Set the Time: a. Turn on the weather radio with power/volume wheel on side of the radio. b. Press the “MENU” button. c. Press the “DOWN” arrow button until “SET UP TIME” is displayed. d.

  • Page 7: Set The Channel

    • Click on your state. • Find your county, and record the S.A.M.E. number listed next to your county. c. Go to the Midland Radio Corporation website at • Click on the weather radio link at the top of the page.

  • Page 8: Programming County Codes

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Programming County Codes: Helpful Tip: The S.A.M.E. code is created using the following method: • The first digit is the subcounty code-currently 0 in most areas. • The second two digits represent the state code. • The last three digits represent the county code. “ALL”...

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

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Reviewing Stored S.A.M.E. Codes: To review your saved S.A.M.E. codes, do the following: a. Press the “MENU” button. b. Press the “UP” arrow until “COUNTY CODE” is displayed on the screen. c. Press “SELECT” d. Use the “UP” arrow to scroll through the S.A.M.E. memory code locations. e.

  • Page 10: Selectable Alert Reference Chart

    WR300 Owner’s Manual 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...

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    WR300 Owner’s Manual Event Code Level Default Flash Freeze Warning Warning 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...

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    WR300 Owner’s Manual Event Code Level Default Tropical Storm Watch Watch 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...

  • Page 13: Testing The Alert

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Testing the Alert: To test the alert function to ensure it is working, press the “MENU” button, then press the “UP” arrow until “SIREN TEST” is displayed. Press the “SELECT” button to sound the alert siren. Press the “SELECT” button again to silence the alarm. Reviewing Alerts: The WR300 weather radio can store 10 different alerts (with overlapping effective times) in its memory.

  • Page 14: Am/fm Radio

    WR300 Owner’s Manual AM/FM Radio: There is an AM/FM radio built into the WR300 weather radio that you can listen to without inter- rupting the weather radio functions. If an alert is received, the radio automatically switches from the AM/FM radio to the weather radio alert. Turning the AM/FM Radio On: Press the “RADIO”...

  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Troubleshooting: Problem Suggestion Make sure the AC Power Adapter is securely plugged into both DC jack on back No power of weather radio and into the wall outlet. Make sure batteries are installed in case AC power fails. Check VOLUME control to ensure volume No sound is turned up to an audible level.

  • Page 16: Reception

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Reception: The National Weather Service operates a system of weather and hazard alert broadcasts cover- ing a large area of the United States. Currently, only a few areas are not covered. Typical broad- casts are within reception distance of 25-50 miles of the weather station. Your WR300 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 17: About Noaa, Nws, & S.a.m.e. County Codes

    WR300 Owner’s Manual About NOAA, NWS, & S.A.M.E. County Codes: In 1994, NOAA began broadcasting coded emergency signals that identify the specific geograph- ic area (such as the county within a state) that is affected by an emergency. Until that time, such specific emergency weather information was not available directly to the public.

  • Page 18: S.a.m.e. County Code Record

    WR300 Owner’s Manual S.A.M.E. County Code Record: County Name S.A.M.E. County Code NWS Channel Page 18

  • Page 19: Specifications

    200 mW max. FCC Compliance Information: MIDLAND (NOAA) Weather Radio Model WR300, “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert Radio.” This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; (2) This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 20: Limited Warranty

    Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the war- ranted product, freight prepaid, along with a copy of the original sales receipt to Midland Radio Corporation at the address provided below. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state.

  • Page 21: Service

    WR300 Owner’s Manual 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 22: Accessories

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Accessories: Accessories can be purchased at or fill in the form on the following page and mail to our address. 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 –...

  • Page 23: Accessories Order Form

    WR300 Owner’s Manual Accessories Order Form: Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/Master Card information and mail to the address below. Please DO NOT send cash or checks. Make Money Order payable to: Midland Radio Corporation. Name: �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Address: ������������������������������������������������������������������������...

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    Midland product at or by visiting us at Midland Radio Corporation 5900 Parretta Drive Kansas City, MO 64120 816.241.8500 Note: Features and Specifications are subject to change without notice. MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or omissions on its packaging.

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