Tip & How-To about Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio
Midland Weather Radio owners around the world, if you are getting a "Check Reception" message on your weather radio, this is nothing to worry about. This just means that you haven't received any warnings or tests for about a week or more. The National Weather Service (NWS) runs Required Weekly Tests (RWTs) or Required Monthly Tests (RMTs) to all Midland Weather Radio owners on Wednesdays (every Wednesday for RWTs and a certain scheduled Wednesday of the month for an RMT (i.e 2nd Wednesday of the Month)). You can weed out the RWT because if this was running every week, you wouldn't be getting the "Check Reception" message. This means you are getting a monthly test on a certain Wednesday of every month. To know when you get this is the tricky part, but once you see the first test, you will know from now on when the NWS gives out these tests. They usually run it on that same Wednesday of every month. To know when they do this, you have to watch your radio every Wednesday around 10:00 a.m., as this is when they administer the tests. Keep watching your radio throughout the day as the NWS can administer the test at anytime. When you see the advisory light light up on your radio, and nothing is being said about a Amber Alert or weather advisory, this means the NWS is administering a test. The type of test will be scrolling on the LCD screen. This will be the type of test you get from now on. The advisory light will stay lit for a few hours, but will eventually turn off. This will mean the test is over. After this, you shouldn't receive another "Check Reception" message for some time. THIS IS NOT A MAJOR PROBLEM and nothing to stress about.
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