Question about Oregon Scientific WR103 Weather Radio
The Oregon Scientific WR-103 does not seem to be receiving ANY channels anymore. It worked fine for a time, but now all I hear is static when flipping through A-G channels. I've tried setting the SAME code, removing the code, setting to ALL.... nothing works. Any ideas?
The signals are not being received by the main unit. Try to reposition the unit or move it to a different location. Also make sure the antenna is in the clear and not next to any thing like a cordess phone or charger as these can make RF noise that can block or cover the needed signals.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
It happens, and can be discouraging at times. Not sure what your locale is, but there are certain geographical areas that are more equipped with towers to create a more stronger and consistent signal, whereas there are also areas that have less towers that create a weaker signal. If you are noticing that your WR is frequently losing a signal, or are receiving consistent white noise/static, you might try moving your WR device into a different location. It may take some test time at each location.
Here are some other tips:
1) Make sure your WR is placed in a location away from the use of too many electrical devices. Sometimes, just plugging your device away from your computer, desktop telephone, answering machine, and other electrical devices will frequently solve the problem.
2) Try stationing your device to a higher location. If you have a 3 story home, consider placing it in the upstairs. Same applies with lower levels. If you have a one story home, try stationing your weather radio higher up and test your signal then.
3) Make sure that your WR is capable of receiving a signal. The best signals are typically reached when the receiver is placed near a window with no visible interference blocking the transmission.
4) Make sure your battery is charged or unit is placed in the charging base to receive a solid signal.
5) Make sure your location and channels are set correctly. If you set your location to AUTO, you should have no problem hearing weather reports for your area. If you would like to hear the weather report for your county only, call 1-888-697-7263. Follow the prompts through a simple voice menu.
(OR) go to www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm. Click the state for which information is needed.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
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