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Midland WR 100B Weather Radio

We bought this radio last year. It has always worked fine, but the last 2 storms we had last week here in IN, the radio never went off and the watch/warning lights never lit up on the screen. We have double checked that the codes are still in, they are. Any help as to why all of the sudden it isn't going off when alerts are out there?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I had this radio. Received it as a gift for Christmas and the radio works fine. I have not been able to receive alerts. I ended up buying a radio shack model and have the same problems. I don't even get the weekly tests. The county codes are correct.

  • chanel82 Apr 20, 2009

    I programmed my weather radio and it worked for a while.  Now it does not give me alerts, warnings or does the weekly testing.  It will say in text every now and then to check reception.  Adjusting the antenna is not helping at all.

  • cccwalker1 May 06, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I have tried coding and re-coding for my specific county and all counties around me to no avail. It worked fine for about a year but now it never alerts me when there are issues.

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Try setting the S.A.M.E. code setting from Multiple or Single to ANY.

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