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Not receiving alerts anymore...

I have a Midland WR-100...and a 2 year old. The radio worked fine - had my SAME counties programmed and everything was OK until my 2 year old started punching buttons. Finally looked at the radio - the batteries were dead because the power source wasn't plugged into the DC 'port' but into the external antennae 'port'. I replaced the batteries, plugged the power into the DC port and reviewed my SAME county codes - they're all still there. Only thing is my radio no longer makes the loud, audible alerts when amber alerts or tests are issued. Need a fix before tornado season!! Thanks in advance, Concerned dad

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Re: Not receiving alerts anymore...

My wr-100 came with a special note inserted with the instructions that the WR-100 was programmed to not give off an audible alert on tests. This is to supposedly protect you from thinking you have a real emergency. Mine is new. Maybe the older ones had an audible test alert. I assume yours gave an alert at one time??

Posted on Feb 18, 2007

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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.

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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...

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).

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.

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. 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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Please provide the way to program weather alert for Lewis Co TN

Click this website- Your county has 4 frequency channels, so you will have to try the channels on your radio and the one that receives the best reception, is the one that you should listen to.

Jun 16, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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Trying to set the radio for ford county ks. This is on a Midland WR-100

Go to this website- Just scroll down until you see your county (county names are in the first column). The SAME# and frequency channel are in the rows beside it.

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Need instructions to reset my Midland weather alert radio. Time and channel for Amarilli, TX.

On the Midland Weather Radio WR-100 web page of this website, scroll down until you get to the "Manual" heading. There is a link there (WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio Manual); click it and your instructions manual will come up in a .pdf format. To get the frequency channel for Amarillo, go to this website- I do not know what county you live, so you will have to look at every county listing that has your city name in its group. When you find the information you need, insert it into your radio.

Jun 07, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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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.

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Midland WR-100 Weather Radio Troubleshooting

With this radio receiver you have to set the county or counties code for the alert system to work. This encoded tones turn the radio to receive the alert signals.

Feb 09, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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You'll have to program your county code that you live in and any nearby counties. Should be in your manual.

Feb 05, 2010 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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