Buy Used and Save: Buy a Used "Midland WR-120 NOAA Public Alert-Certified Weather..." and save 62% off the $39.99 list price. Buy with confidence as the condition of this item and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the "Amazon A-to-z Guarantee". See all Used offers.
Midland WR-120 NOAA Public Alert-Certified Weather Radio with SAME, Trilingual Display, and Alarm Clock(Model no. 120C)
- SAME programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
- Receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
- 25-county memory system; 90 dB siren, voice alert, and flashing LED warning systems
- Built-in clock with alarm and snooze; measures 6.0 x 1.5 x 5.0 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
- Trilingual (English Spanish French) Compact alert monitor for weather, civil emergency, and other hazards
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Special offers and product promotions
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
From the manufacturer
Keep Your Family Safe
Midland has long been the leader in NOAA weather radio technology. The WR120 receives weather alerts directly from the National Weather Service to alert your family to severe weather in your area, giving you valuable time to seek shelter in the event of emergencies.
The WR120 automatically locks on to your county's NOAA weather radio signal, requiring little programming on the user's end.
Even if you do not live in an area prone to sudden severe weather, the WR120 is programmed with over 60 alerts like hurricanes and flash flooding.
Program up to 25 different counties, select which alerts you want to receive or use the built-in alarm clock.
Multiple Warning Systems
Select voice, display or tone alerts to receive warnings.
Compare to similar items
|Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||FREE Shipping||
Exclusively for Prime members
|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||RunningSnail||Less Is Always More [*HOLIDAY SALE*]||Amazon.com||Electronnix|
|Item Dimensions||6 x 5 x 1.5 in||5.5 x 7 x 2.2 in||1.8 x 5 x 2.4 in||5.5 x 7 x 2.25 in||2.75 x 9 x 6.5 in||2.3 x 8.3 x 5.3 in|
|Power Source||AC||Corded-Electric, Battery||Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery||Corded-Electric||Solar, Battery||Solar|
Safety Made Simple Stay up to date on all the latest weather, hazard, and civil emergency information with the Public Alert Certified Midland WR-120C monitor. Capable of receiving seven National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) /Environment Canada channels each of which receives and displays emergency advisories on tornadoes, floods, severe thunderstorms, civil danger warnings, and more in 3 languages (English, Spanish, French)the WR-120C is a must for people who live in high-risk weather areas, such as the Southeast or Midwest. Plus, the seven NOAA channels offer coverage for roughly 93 percent of the U.S., so most people are well covered regardless of where they live. The WR-120C features Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) reception. SAME allows users to program the radio to sound an alert only when weather and other emergencies threaten a selected county or counties. The technology eliminates all alerts from other areas, so users won't have to perk up their ears each time the alert sounds only to find the emergency is actually 100 miles up the highway. In addition, the WR-120C's memory system accepts up to 25 counties, so you can monitor a broad swatch of counties at once or restrict it to one. Should an alert occur, users have a choice of three warning systems: a 90 dB siren, a voice alert, or a flashing LED light. The siren is the best option for people with larger homes or who aren't always near the monitor, while the latter two options work well for smaller homes. Additional features include a clock with an alarm and a snooze button, an emergency power backup that keeps your radio working during power outages or outdoor use, and external antenna and alert jacks. The WR-120C, which works with three AA batteries (not included), is backed by a one-year warranty and is the 2011 replacement for the popular WR-100
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I was a bit worried when ordering this product that the version I might receive would not have the ability to select what type of alerts you want to be woken up for. I ordered the Clam Shell package version of this radio and I am happy to report the following: The package had WR-120 written on it and a sticker that stated it was the WR-120C, this concerned me thinking that maybe this was NOT going to be the EZ version which has the alert select functionality. Once opened, I was happy to see that the model written on the back of the radio itself is in fact WR-120EZ.
For those who don't know, the WR-120EZ is the latest version of this radio. It has additional functionality not found in previous versions which includes the ability to select what alerts you want to hear (you can tell the radio that you don't want to be alerted to flood watches for example) and also allows you to setup your location without having to lookup the SAME codes.
Setup of the WR-120EZ is super simple and the radio is loud and sounds great. The radio functioned perfectly during our state-wide tornado drills yesterday and I am happy with this purchase. This is my first Midland weather radio, my previous radios have been Acu-Rite, and I think this radio is much easier to use than those, although I still like those hand held Acu-Rites as well.
I am happy!
I was leery of purchasing this at first because of the limited review at the time. I found at that this is just the updated model of the WR-100, which seems to be one of the more popular weather radios. I went to Midland's website(to lookup the WR-120) and saw that the item was just released, hence the limited info.
I would consider this a great standard/staple alert weather radio. The SAME technology lets you setup your county, or multiple counties. You can find your county codes online at NOAA (search: national weather service radio codes to be taken there directly).
I really like the backlight on the display--a nice cool blue with easy to read lettering. The interface itself is great, it lets me flip through all current alerts with the up/down buttons, so I don't even have to listen to the radio to get the most up to date status. It is simple enough that my 4 year old could easily figure it out.
The alarm has 3 settings-tone, voice, and display.
-The tone alarm is loud! -- Which is great, not an annoying sound, just loud. It will wake you up. We can hear it all through our house.
-The voice alarm plays the loud tone for about 5 seconds and then goes into the radio broadcast(at the volume you set). I wish that the voice setting played just the radio, as I am used to a clock-radio alarm clock. The loud alert startles me out of sleep! I want the alarm to wake me, not scare me.
-The display just illuminates the backlight. Not useful for me at night, as I would not wake up to a soft blue, glowing light. I am sure this is plenty useful for some, and I will probably change the radio to this once we are out of tornado season.
Personally, I have not seen the multiple alert lights (5 for each-alert, watch and warning) to be all that useful because every message that my local weather service puts out does not code to the varying degree levels. I am sure this is useful for some, but I live right next to the NOAA station and they do not take advantage of this feature.(more a complaint against my local NOAA than the radio) -- ps the reception is great....because I live right next to the NOAA station, so my review of that is biased. :)
The radio runs on three AA batteries for backup. Not sure how long they last. There was no difference in reception, backlight, and radio functions when I unplugged it. This seems like this might be a great radio to do some light traveling.
I could not justify spending the extra on the WR-300 to get any additional features. (Maybe Midland can include a tone volume option in the next release model that lets you choose between several volume levels for any alert? Then the radio would be perfect.) I would have rated this 4.5 stars because the voice alert is not pure voice, but half stars are not an option, so I rounded up. Midland's Research and Product Development team seems to listen to customer reviews, so maybe the voice alarm can be fixed.
Definitely a must have family radio for safety, and the best value out there--I am glad I purchased it.
Phew! What a lengthy review! :)
The WR120EZ has a special feature that allows you to set which alerts you want the radio to respond to, with many of the "Advisory" and "Watch" alert tones turned off as not to unduly alarm you. The radio will still respond to these alerts, providing the text in the display, but not the loud tone. You can view the entire list of alerts thru the radios menu and set which ones you want the alert tone on or off, but please note that some tones such as for "Tornado Warning" can not be turned off to insure you get this very important alert.
It's quite loud if you want it to be and I like the Warbler sound prior to an emergency message but you can turn that off if you wish. When the message is over it resets as it should. There are some other nice features also.
Five stars if reception was better. If I don't keep it my the window reception is not good. In contrast I have a portable unit with a little stubby antenna and it receives ok where this unit will not. I can use two of the available channels on the portable unit but only one reliably on this unit. I have gone through two NOAA test days and it worked exactly as it should.