Tip & How-To about Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

How To Program Your Radio To Send You Alerts To Only Your County

To cause less confusion when getting alerts on your radio, you should program your radio to send you alerts to your county only. To do this, press the MENU button and press the up button until you see "SAME SET" on your screen, then press SELECT. Make sure your screen is presenting "SINGLE"; if it's not, use your UP or DOWN arrow until you see "SINGLE" presented on your screen, then prees SELECT. Next you will see "SAME 01" presented on your screen, press SELECT and type in the S.A.M.E. code for your county (if you do not know the S.A.M.E. code for your county, go to this website- http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm, choose your state and find your county in the listings. Make sure your S.A.M.E code matches the frequency channel of your area as well.). When you are finish with that, press the MENU button four times to exit out.

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My midland wr100 is going off for the wrong county, sometimes not for a county that isn't even programmed!!!


Press the menu button once until you see "TIME", press the up arrow until you see "SAME SET", press select, you should have "SINGLE" selected if you are only wanting to get alarms on one SAME code. Press "SELECT" the screen should go to SAME 01, press select again and confirm that you have the correct SAME code entered. "MULTIPLE" will allow for more than one SAME code to alert and "ANY" will set the unit off for any SAME code alert.

Oct 17, 2012 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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Just bought a Midland 100B Weather Radio. I programmed the channel and SAME Set. I am not receiving any alerts. We are having an alert right now, but it is not displaying the LEDs or the voice/siren is not going off. I will probably return the radio.


Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution post. Thank you for choosing FixYa to help solve this concern. You just purchased a Midland WR-100B All-Hazards Weather Radio. You have all the information programmed correctly in it and you are still not receiving any alerts. First of all, log on to this website and check to make sure that the transmitter tower in your area is still working (this means your county does not have a DEGRADED remark in its row).

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm

When you get to the website, select your state and you will see a list of all the counties in your state. Find your county and locate the REMARKS column. If your county has a remark stating "OUT OF SERVICE" or "DEGRADED", it means the tower transmitting broadcasts for your state is not working due to technical problems or recent severe weather conditions. If your county doesn't have one of these remarks beside it, then the reason why you are not receiving any alerts on your radio is because the National Weather Service has special criteria that a storm has to meet in order for them to alert NOAA Weather Radio owners "In the middle of the night or while doing daily activities". To translate that for you, they don't want to disturb anyone by sending alerts for storms that are not "life threatening" or going to cause severe damage. Click on the links below to find out more information about when alerts are broadcast.

http://www.weather.gov/os/eas_codes.shtml

http://www.weather.gov/nwr/nwrwarn.htm

NWR always runs Required Weekly Testing every Wednesday starting from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are able to, check the radio then. If you see the amber light shine, then you are receiving a test. http://www.weather.gov/nwr/nwrtest.htm is the place to find more information about NWR testing. I hope this will give you a better understanding of when the National Weather Service sends alerts to the viewing area. Thank you for choosing FixYa to as your one-stop solution spot for questions, concerns, problems and requests. Stay safe this Severe Weather Season and have a good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this solution post.

May 26, 2011 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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How do you program your local weather county codes?


This radio doesn't have the facility to be programmed for your local weather county code.

When set to alert it will pickup on the strongest alert signal in your area.

May 05, 2011 | Eton Solarlink FR600 AMFMWeatherSW Radio

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why does my weather radio just beep, no voice, no lights? I have put in all codes for my county


Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this. You want to know why your weather radio just beeps and no voice or lights function properly. This has nothing to do with the codes you put in for your county. This has to do was the type of alert setting that is programmed into the radio. The alert setting that you have programmed into the radio is probably that TONE alert type. When this is selected, the alert will sound for 5 minutes or until any button is pressed except for the Weather/Snooze button. If you want your alert type settings changed, press MENU and use the up and down directional buttons until "ALT TYPE" is displayed on the screen. Use those same directional buttons to choose the alert type of your choice. If you choose DISPLAY, a text alert will scroll on your screen and no audio alert type will be sounded. If VOICE is selected, an alert will be sounded 8 seconds and you will hear the voice of the weather broadcaster for 5 minutes. These are the only other alert types you can choose other than TONE. Once you have chosen your alert type, press SELECT and and press MENU to exit. Remember that the NWS will only alert you if the storm meets their serve weather criteria (meaning the storm has to be able to cause a certain amount of damage or life threatening to "Wake someone up in the middle of the night"). With this radio functioning properly, it can really help you out in the long run by alerting you with the lastest information of what's going on in your area. Thank you for choosing FixYa as your one-stop solution spot for your problems and thank you for reading my solution.I hope this is the solution to your problem and it clears up any confusion you may have. Have a good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you're reading this.

Apr 04, 2011 | Midland Weather/Hazard Radio with SAME...

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WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio: need alerts for multiple counties...


  1. Press the "Menu" button.
  2. Use the up arrow until you see "S.A.M.E SET" on your screen.
  3. Press "Select".
  4. Use the up arrow until you see "Multiple".
  5. Press "Select".
  6. Press "Select".
  7. Program your first S.A.M.E code.
  8. Press "Select"
  9. Press "Select"
  10. Program your S.A.M.E code.
  11. If you have more S.A.M.E codes to program, repeat steps 8 - 10.
  12. Press "Menu" to exit.

May 17, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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