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Midland WR-100C Weather / All Hazards / Civil Emergency Alert Monitor with S.A.M.E. (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 7 Weather Channels Alert Level Indicator; Same Technology ; Selectable Event Message Alert ; 25 Programmable Counties
- 90 Db Alert Siren; Emergency Power; backup Requires 3 Aa Batteries ; Alarm Clock
- External Antenna Jack ; Backlit Lcd
- Receives All NOAA Weather Channels
- S.A.M.E. Technology
- Memory System for 25 Counties
- Clock with Alarm
- User Selectable Warning , Siren, Voice or Flashing LED
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This product may mention receiving an NTSC-TV or TV-VHF frequency in its product description. However, due to the digital TV transition enacted on June 12, 2009, analog TV broadcasts are no longer supported. Please be aware that no analog TV broadcasts will be receivable by this product.
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- Brand Name: Midland
- Model Number: WR-100
- Power Source Type: Battery
- Item Height: 5.5 inches
- Item Length: 9.3 inches
In the event of special warning broadcasts, the monitor is automatically activated along with a loud tone, an LED light and an alert message on its 8-character LCD. Emergency weather bulletins include alerts about tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms, and other severe weather. Other emergencies might include Amber alerts, explosions, fires, or hazardous chemical spills.
The radio uses the supplied AC power adapter or 3 AA backup batteries (not included). Batteries should give you approximately 24 hours of continuous operation; the clock will run for at least 10 days on batteries when the monitor is turned off (using the monitor on/off control).
What's in the Box
Radio, AC power adapter, and a user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
The manual comes with a set of instructions on how to get the radio up and running. DO NOT SKIP THESE! You should not assume that you know how to use this product intuitively, because it is not a very intuitive product at first. It will become extremely easy to use later, but only AFTER following the instructions in the manual to the letter. SAME codes for your region can be found at [...]
I bought this radio even though it had a few bad reviews, because I was pretty sure that some of the bad reviews were just operator error. My radio runs just fine plugged into household current, and will run for several days on the 3 backup AA batteries. Keep a pack of spare AA batteries around, because this radio is a real lifesaver and you don't want it to run dry during a power failure.
Two reasons I gave this radio 4 stars instead of 5:
1. No AM/FM radio. If you need that, get the WR-300.
2. When the weather radio switch on the right side is set to "on", every keypress will react with a very loud BEEP! If you use this radio as an alarm clock in a quiet bedroom, you must first turn that switch to "off" and then the unit will operate silently while you adjust your alarm time or activate the backlight to check the time. This is a small nuisance and I wish it had been designed differently. Don't forget to turn that switch back "on" when you're done, or the radio won't sound an alarm in case of an emergency.
I live in Oregon, which is not noted for severe storms, but I was really caught "off guard" last week when a severe thunderstorm with a large amount of hail blew through. Severe weather can occur almost anywhere! Shortly after the storm, I ordered one of these weather alert radios to keep me more aware of any local hazard that could pose a threat.
The radio itself is quite sensitive, and provides reception of several more distant weather stations that can not be picked up by less sensitive receivers such as the general purpose (AM/FM/TV/Wx) Sony 410 (see my review of the Sony).
The big deal here is the weather alert function... The radio can be set to be silent until it receives a specially coded message from the NOAA weather station. The radio can be programmed to respond to "codes" from one area or several, so you can adjust your "zone of protection" to suit your needs. When a warning that affects the area that you have programmed in (by setting specific SAME codes) is detected, a loud alarm or flashing light or voice alert will sound (your choice).
If it is desired to hear a weather report, just push the "weather" button on the unit and listen... very much like those old Radio Shack "weather cubes" that were very popular 20 years ago, but with better reception.
Everyone should have one (or more) of these.
I highly recommend this model to anyone who might live in a dangerous weather region, I live in the heart of tornado alley.
This is a great product which has not failed my family yet. Please make sure you check into the products you need.
WR-100 Midland All-Hazards Alert NOAA Weather Radio. I haven't heard of many 11-year-olds with their own, but I love it MUCH! It has weekly and monthly tests, system demos, and national pereodic tests. It used to ware down my batteries, but that was because I plugged it into the middle jack instead of the DC jack. I thought the wire(s) in the cord was torn! It was just a mistake - so a heads up for everyone purchasing one so you don't waste as many batteries as I did. :) It's the nicest thing EVER for it's price. The perfect NOAA Weather Radio!!!
This radio allows you to listen to weather forecasts at any time want to by pressing one button (when you first get the radio choose one of seven frequencies for which you get the best reception.)
The best part of this radio is the "S.A.M.E." technology which only sounds alarms for severe weather in the in the county where you live. You can choose to have alarms sounds for multiple counties area your area refer if you prefer.
Because the National weather service station in my area covers such a large area, severe weather watches and warnings are very common. The "S.A.M.E" Technology allows the radio to sound the alarm only when severe weather threatens the county in which I live.
The radio is easy to program and the user's manual answered any questions I had.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is very easy to program and the tone sound is good and loud. Programmable for your county only which saves the headache of it going off all the time during storms. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Janice Camp
Great radio for those of us living in rural areas, not able to hear city storm warningsPublished 17 months ago by Dale J. Baumhover
Only worked for 1 month. When it was past the 30 day return it stopped working. Now I am stuck with it and it's a paperweight!Published 23 months ago by Brenda S. Nault
Works great and provides valuable information for weather conditions.Published 23 months ago by bsliii1963