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My weather radio does not warn me when there is a warning or a watch. The only time it goes off is when it does the weekly test, or some unknown message. It has been doing this for several months, and recently, there was a flash flood watch, and it did not go off, even though I had it enabled.

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You may have programmed the wrong county code...check out http://www.weather.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm#sametable and double check the code you have in your clock. If you have the correct code programmed, double check your "defeat siren" preferences...although it looks like you have already checked that.

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Watch, warning, advisory lights all flashing


I think it means bad reception? No way to really know, the owners manual is useless.

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The Solution to the "Check Reception" Problem


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.

on Jan 17, 2011 | Midland WR-100 Weather/RDS Radio

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Got a midland weather radio problem wr100 series. all county codes in and channel set. was working for awhile and now no alerts at all. keeps now saying check reception.


Turn your radio off and then on again. Then press the weather/snooze button. Do you hear the broadcast from your local transmitter? Check NOAA to make sure the station is broadcasting (not down for repairs). Try setting the radio to a different transmitter that covers your area.

You may need an external antenna for the radio (http://www.midlandradio.com/Weather-Radio-Accessories.BPE/18-259W ). Beware: when you use an external antenna, you may receive a broadcast from a different transmitter (farther away). In that case, the weather alerts for your county will likely not come in.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(we have two weather radios that are on full-time. The one set to a secondary transmitter does not receive the S.A.M.E. test signals or watches. (It can't be positioned to receive from the primary transmitter clearly.) It does receive warnings for the county correctly. The on/off routine has to be done every few weeks since it doesn't get the test signals. We tried an external antenna and kept getting transmitters from other states and missed tests, watches and warnings. Fortunately our main weather radio does get the primary transmitter and gets the tests, watches and warnings.)

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What does "check OP" mean


This means that the weather radio has not received the weekly test signals for over a week. Turn the radio off and then back on. Next set the radio to announce the current weather (on my unit the button is marked Weather) and listen to the broadcast. If you do not hear the broadcast, move the radio until you do.

If you can't get a good signal, check the NOAA site for your coverage area to see if the local emergency alert broadcast towers are under repair. If needed try one of the other towers that cover your county. Sometimes you may get one location better than the others if you are near the edge of the county or are surrounded by hills. http://www.weather.gov/nwr/Maps/ has the maps by state and those link to the frequency of each tower that can be heard in a given county.

If the radio still fails to hear the test alerts, you may need an external antenna or a new radio. (Caution: the external antenna may hear a more distant tower and not give your local alert. We got the wrong state on one radio.)

Cindy Wells
(who has one weather radio on each side of the house set to two different towers. I live 2 miles from the state line. We had severe weather a few days ago and only the in-state tower broadcast the severe weather watch. The local television stations displayed different watches and warnings depending on which NOAA coverage area they checked.)

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Good morning, afternoon, evening or night; whatever time of day you are viewing this. Thank you for choosing FixYa to assist you with this question. You're receiving a message on your radio screen that says "Check Operation" and want to know how to clear it out. Whenever you see that "Check Operation" message on your radio, that means your radio has not received any activity (warnings or messages) for a number of days or weeks. This is something the radio does automatically. The message will clear off your screen when an alert has been announced or a Required Weekly Test (RWT) or Required Monthly Test (RMT) has been performed. I have a Midland WR-100 Weather Radio and it does the same thing. I get a Required Monthly Test on the last Wednesday of each month. After the test is completed, the message goes away. The National Weather Service conducts these test on Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m. Check your radio on Wednesday to see if you still see this message. The message should be gone around 6:00 PM or later. I hope this answers your question and thank you for choosing FixYa to answer your question. We hope you get the best user experience out this radio. Stay safe this Severe Weather Season, keep updated with your NOAA Weather Radio and have a good day, evening or night; whatever time of day you are reading this. Visit our website again the next time you need assistance with a problem or need a question answered.

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The weather/alert light stays on when got it the switch on cb, is the light supose to stay on? The light blinks when given out a weather alert, but no alarm goes off.


Normally the lights are on when close to a weather beacon and theres a warning of some kind. but i think there a light thats stays on just to let u know its on the wx band. What radio is it? cobras and galaxytypes lights are green showing that you are rx-ing a signal. some radios lights turn orange color when on the wx band.

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Keeps flashing check reception


That's because you haven't received a Required Weekly Test (RWT) for the present or past week. I just had a problem like this not to long ago. You should try unplugging the radio and taking out the batteries. Put the batteries back into the radio and plug it back in. Check to make sure your settings are still intact (you'll have to reset your time.). I'll have to check the radio this week to make sure that RWT comes in. The National Weather Service (NWS) does its Weekly Required Testing on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. & 12 p.m., I haven't had a "check reception" message scroll across the screen since everything was reset; and to enhance your confidence doing this, I actually saw a person who works on these radios, do this to my radio. As far as the weather radio going off, it really does go off when severe weather strikes, because mine just went off (my area is receiving a flash flood warning). The weather you have been receiving probably isn't "severe" enough for the NWS to sound the alarm. For more information on when and what type of event sounds the alarm, and the procedures proceeded when the alarm goes off; go to these websites:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrtest.htm

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrwarn.htm#B

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=nwrfaq.

Hope this helps!

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set it for county code 99999. make sure you can hear the station when you press the WEATHER button. You should see NOAA in the display window. The radio is tested every Wednesday between 11am and 12 noon and you should have a TEST message every Wednesday if it is working. You can set it for Display only, Voice or Siren, so check your menu settings, okay?

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If your still having the problem, it could be that the transmitter for that freq lost some of it's power, so your scanner cannot pick up a clear signal. If everything else is working ok, that's my guess. Hope this helps,,, Mechanic

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