Midland WR-100 Owner's Manual

Noaa all hazard/weather receiver, same digital weather/hazard alert receiver.
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS: Features..................2 Your new MIDLAND Weather Receiver ........3 What is S.A.M.E?..............3 Getting to Know Your Weather Receiver ........4 Quick Start Instructions .............5-8 Programming Your S.A.M.E. County Code(s)......7-8 The National Weather Service Toll-Free Number .....7 NOAA National Weather Radio Web Site .........7 “ANY”...

  • Page 3: Features

    FEATURES. • VHF Weather Receiver ─ From seven possible National Weather Service channels for maximum reception in the 162 MHz FM band, receive 24-hour-a-day National Weather Service information (available in almost every area of the United States.) • Alert Monitor System ─ Programmable for weather and hazard alerts in up to 25 counties.

  • Page 4: What Is S.a.m.e

    Your new MIDLAND All Hazard/Weather Receiver Model WR-100 is the latest advance in weather and alert monitoring technology, providing you with the information you need for your greatest safety from weather and other hazards. The MIDLAND All Hazard/Weather Receiver tunes into the 24/7 broadcast issued by the National Weather Service.

  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Weather Receiver

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WEATHER RECEIVER: WEATHER/SNOOZE alert, warning tone, & 9 minute snooze button (Weather/Hazard Standby Mode) WEATHER RECEIVER ON/OFF switch Volume (UP & DOWN) buttons “WARNING” Alert Status Light─Red “WATCH” Alert Status Light─Yellow “STATEMENT” Alert Status Light─Green MENU (programming) activate menu mode button SELECT (programming) select menu option button Arrow (programming) buttons –...

  • Page 6: Quick Start Instructions

    QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS. 1. SWITCH - Turn the Weather Radio Switch to ON 2. BATTERIES - Install 3 AA Alkaline batteries (not supplied) 3. AC POWER ADAPTER - Plug the AC Adapter into a standard power outlet. Plug AC Power Adapter into DC jack on back of the Weather Receiver.

  • Page 7

    Silence Alarm Clock - by pressing any button except WEATHER/SNOOZE.” TURN OFF ALARM CLOCK by pressing “MENU”, “UP” arrow, “SELECT”, “UP” arrow, “SELECT”, and then press “MENU” repeatedly to display current time. 7. VOLUME ADJUSTMENT. A. When the Weather Receiver is turned on, “NOAA” will appear on the display.

  • Page 8: The National Weather Service Toll-free Number

    9. PROGRAMMING S.A.M.E. COUNTY CODE(S). Note: In addition to your own county code, you may wish to obtain the S.A.M.E. county code(s) for other counties close to you. The S.A.M.E. County Code(s) you program into your Weather Receiver will determine which counties your Weather Receiver will respond to.

  • Page 9: To Program A Single S.a.m.e. County Code, To Program Multiple S.a.m.e. County Codes

    To Program a Single S.A.M.E. County Code on your Weather Receiver: • Display “SINGLE” as explained in 1-4 above, then press “SELECT.” “S.A.M.E. 01” will be displayed. (Note if you are programming a single S.A.M.E. County Code, only the “01” setting will be used.) •...

  • Page 10: To Operate Weather Receiver In Silent Mode, Start Over

    Alert Type Icon Description of Tone Pattern “DISPLAY” (no icon) text alert scrolls on display The alert will sound for about 8 seconds, then you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast for about 5 minutes. If you want to “VOICE”...

  • Page 11: Controls

    CONTROLS: 1. WEATHER/SNOOZE alert, warning tones & 9 minute snooze button. Press this button to put the weather/hazard receiver into standby mode (alert monitor mode.) Press button again to return to hearing National Weather Service weather/hazard voice reports. - Press this button to cancel alert warning tones and any external alert features when alert is active.

  • Page 12: Backlight Of The Display, Icons On The Display, If You Hear More Than One Channel

    BACKLIGHT OF THE DISPLAY. Pressing and releasing a button will turn on the backlight of the Weather Receiver display for about 5 seconds. ICONS ON THE DISPLAY. The following icons appear on the Weather Receiver display to indicate the monitor functions that are active. ICON DESCRIPTION Volume Bars...

  • Page 13: About Nwr, Noaa, Nws & S.a.m.e. County Codes

    Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E..) The MIDLAND Weather Radio (Model WR-100 ) is designed to receive these S.A.M.E. county code transmissions. NWR divides the United States and territories by state and county (or parish) and assigns a six-digit code number called a FIPS (Federal Information Processing System) code, also known as a NWR/S.A.M.E.

  • Page 14

    NWR Alert Descriptions - What You See On Weather Receiver Display Alert Warning Tone TORNADO WATCH Fast tone TORNADO WARNING Very fast tone SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH Fast tone SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING Very fast tone FLASH FLOOD WATCH Fast tone FLASH FLOOD WARNING Very fast tone FLOOD WATCH Fast tone...

  • Page 15: Testing Your Weather Receiver

    You may need to turn on or turn off another device when an alert is received. The WR-100 provides a switch closure to signal other devices at the EXT. ALERT jack when the monitor receives an alert. The output is compatible with home automation devices from suppliers like X-10 and others.

  • Page 16: Emergency Power

    The battery may leak and possibly damage your Weather Receiver. Dispose of batteries properly. Your MIDLAND Weather Receiver can be emergency powered by (3) AA alkaline batteries. In an emergency situation, (3) AA alkaline batteries should provide approximately 24 hours of continuous operation.

  • Page 17: Reception

    Currently, NOAA Weather Radio is directly available to 93% to 95% of the U.S. population. Typical weather/hazard broadcast (162MHz) monitor reception distance will range from 25-50 miles. Your MIDLAND Weather Receiver can receive broadcasts from the Weather Stations up to 50 miles away depending on your location and conditions of weather, terrain, etc.

  • Page 18

    The monitor is not Check to see that you have programmed in responding properly to the correct S.A.M.E. County Code(s). NWS weather alert broadcasts For HELP, contact Midland Radio Corporation 1120 Clay Street North Kansas City, Missouri 64116 Phone: (816) 241-8500 Fax:...

  • Page 19

    S.A.M.E. County Code Record. Use this space to keep a record of the S.A.M.E. county codes that you program into your MIDLAND Weather Receiver. County Name S.A.M.E. County Code NWR Channel* *Note if you have reason to switch between different Weather Receiver channels, you may also wish to record the channel used for a particular county NWR frequency.

  • Page 20: Service, One Year Limited Warranty

    Master Card or Visa card number. ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY. MIDLAND Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, your WR-100 weather alert monitor which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year following the initial consumer purchase.

  • Page 21: Fcc Compliance Information, Specifications

    FCC COMPLIANCE INFORMATION. MIDLAND (NOAA) Weather Receiver Model WR-100, “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert Receiver” 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 22: Glossary And Interesting Web Sites

    GLOSSARY & Interesting Web Sites: FCC ....Federal Communications Commission Agency charged with regulating interstate and international communications by monitor, television, wire, satellite and cable. www.fcc.gov FIPS....U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division provides the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). FIPS are the names and (S.A.M.E.) county codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the...

  • Page 23

    Midland Radio Corporation 1120 Clay Street Kansas City, MO 64116 Tel: 816.241.8500 Fax: 816.241.5713 http://www.midlandradio.com http://www.midlandradio.com...

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  • PETE DAWES Dec 28, 2014 07:32:
    CAN'T FIND THE MEANING OF THE " PLUG" SYMBOL IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE LCD DISPLAY IN THE WR-100 MANUAL. ITS THERE (PLUG) WHETHER OR NOT THE EXTERNAL POWER IS PLUGGED IN. I CHECKED THE EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY AND IT IS GOOD AND HAVE
    NEW BATTERIES INSTALLED. UNIT WORKS GOOD OTHERWISE.​
    WHAT DOES THE PRESENCE OF THE "PLUG​​" IN THE DISPLAY INDICATE?
    ​​PETE DAWES / pdawes@roa​​drunner​.co​m / 716 625 4103
  • PETE DAWES Dec 28, 2014 07:59:
    CAN'T FIND THE MEANING OF THE " PLUG" SYMBOL IN THE UPPER PORTION OF THE LCD DISPLAY IN THE WR-100 MANUAL. ITS THERE (PLUG) WHETHER OR NOT THE EXTERNAL POWER IS PLUGGED IN. I CHECKED THE EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY AND IT IS GOOD AND HAVE
    NEW BATTERIES INSTALLED. UNIT WORKS GOOD OTHERWISE.
    WHAT DOES THE PRESENCE OF THE "PLUG​" IN THE DISPLAY INDICATE?
    ​PETE DAWES / pdawes@roa​drunner.co​m / 716 625 4103