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Midland WR-100C Weather / All Hazards / Civil Emergency Alert Monitor with S.A.M.E. (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

3.9 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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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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Important Note Regarding TV Reception in This Product
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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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Midland
  • Model Number: WR-100
  • Power Source Type: Battery
  • Item Height: 5.5 inches
  • Item Length: 9.3 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

Use the Midland(R) Weather Alert All-Hazard Weather Radio to keep you up to date and informed of all of the hazardous weather. With the SAME technology you can program the radio to alert you only when hazardous weather happens in certain areas. The radio features an LCD backlit screen and an external antenna jack.

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Stay alert to the conditions that affect you with Midland's WR-100 weather/all-hazard radio. The unit offers S.A.M.E. technology (Specific Area Message Encoding), which preprograms the device to receive only those warnings that apply to your local area--you can choose state, county, and/or nearby counties. The single-speaker radio offers 25 programmable county codes, access to 7 NOAA weather channels, time/date and alarm functions, and a choice of voice, siren, or tone alert.

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.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.3 x 2.3 x 5.5 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer MIDLAND
ASIN B0000AMK36
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Item model number WR-100
Batteries 3 AA batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #143 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Compact Radios & Stereos > Emergency Radios
#198 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > Radios > Shortwave Radios
Date first available at Amazon.com July 14, 2003

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By Rune Horvik on March 23, 2005
In retrospect, I wish I had ordered the WR-300, as the WR-100 does not have an AM/FM tuner. When you're hiding out in your bathroom during severe weather (and my WR-100 is located in my master bathroom for convenience), it would be nice to be able to listen to your local radio stations for bulletins. Still, this radio performed flawlessly just a few hours after I opened it up. It woke me up at 1am to tell me there was a tornado watch in my area, and I turned on The Weather Channel and confirmed this.

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.
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Note: this is a copy of a review that I posted for the WR-100B, which appears to be nearly the same (check both listings for best price).

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.
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By A Customer on June 9, 2004
I disagree with one of the other reviews posted here. The WR-100 does not need batteries to operate and functions extremely well if programed with the correct SAME codes. . Our radio was extremely easy to program and was operable within 5 minutes of opening the box. Make sure you refer to the instructions and acquire the SAME County codes via the NOAA website: [...]
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.
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This product works perfect...and was a great price especially with the rebate....To the person with the problem making the unit run on DC power....you had it plugged into the wrong jack on the back...NOT the middle jack...Plug DC cord into jack labeled DC....and then it will run fine on household current and not eat your batteries.
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This radio is superb. It is easy to setup, and functions very well in our area. It has more options for user selection than any other similar device I've used. No home should be without one.
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A Kid's Review on July 19, 2005
My favorite product that could be made is the

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!!!
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This unit was actually delivered to me Thursday and we had our first severe weather of this season on Sunday, four days later.

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.
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