WR-300

MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio

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  • Brand: Midland
  • Category: Shortwave Radios

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Features

  • Receives All NOAA Weather Channels
  • S.A.M.E. Technology
  • AM/FM Radio with Clock and Alarm
  • Memory system for 30 Counties
  • Ability to Add & Remove Alerts,1-Year Limited Warranty

Technical Details

General

Brand
Midland
Model
WR-300

Radio

Tuner Bands
AM/FM
Preset Station
AM/FM Radio with 6 Memory Channels
Frequency Range
Weather Frequency band: 162.400- 162.550 MHz

AM 530 - 1700 kHz, FM 87.9 - 108.1 MHz
Weather Band
7 Preset Weather Channels

Speaker

Built-In Speaker
Yes

Connections

Additional Antenna Jack
Yes
DC in
Yes
Headphone Jack
3.5mm

Features

Features
S.A.M.E. Localized Reception

23 Programmable Counties

Color Coded Alert Indicators

Alert Override - automatically switches over from AM/FM to warn you of hazardous conditions

Event Expiration Indicator

Add or Remove Alerts

Programmable Siren Level

Silent Programming

Single, Multiple, or Any S.A.M.E program settings

User Selectable alert type - Voice, Display, or Tone

10 Reviewable Alerts

Public Alert certified

Receives over 60 Alerts

All Hazards Alert - in addition to important weather announcements your radio will also receive other emergency announcements such as: Child Abduction Emergency (Amber Alert), Nuclear Power Plant Warning, Biological Hazard Warning, Civil Emergency Message, Fire Warning, Landslide Warning
Clock Function
Alarm Clock with Snooze
Display
Large, Backlit LCD with Continuous Backlighting Option

Power

Power Requirements
4 AA or 12V DC

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
2.5" x 7" x 6"
Weight
2 lbs.

Description

tay alert to conditions that affect you with Midland's WR-300 all-hazard/weather alert radio. The unit offers S.A.M.E. technology (Specific Area Message Encoding), which pre-programs the device to receive only those warnings that apply to your local area--you can choose state, county, and/or nearby counties. The single-speaker radio offers 23 programmable county codes, AM/FM tuning, date, time, alarm functions, and automatically switches from AM/FM to pertinent all-hazard alerts.

For tuning, the radio employs drift-free PLL (phase-lock loop) technology and an easy-to-read blue, backlit LCD. You get a convenient, 10-alert memory, and you can add, edit, and remove unwanted alerts at any time. The radio uses the supplied AC power adapter or four AA Batteries (not included).

S.A.M.E. Digital Technology- Allows you to receive alerts/warnings for your area.

User-Selectable Warning System- 90 dB siren alarm, voice alert, or visual LED flasher.

23 Programmable Locations- Memory system allows for user setting of up to 23 different counties/provinces.

Event Expiration Indicator- Display shows “EXP” when an alert has expired.

Ability to Add and Remove Alerts- Allows custom programming for the alerts in your area.

Instant Weather- Information direct from the National Weather Service and Environment Canada.

What's in the Box

Emergency Weather Alert Radio, AC Power Adapter, Owner’s Manual

Reviews

miket 4.0
786 of 792 people found the following review helpful
After having tried just about every SAME technology weatheradio out there, I found the WR-300 to be one of the better ones, and definitely the best of the Midland weatheradios to date.One of the best features it has is that it allows you to disable the audiable alerts for every watch/warning except life threatening ones like tornado warning, or biological hazard warning, etc. Other brands and models will only allow you to disable the most harmless events. I do not wish to be alerted at 3am bec ... ause of a severe thunderstorm warning, or tornado watch. With the WR-300, I won't be alerted unless there is actually a tornado warning.The blue LED backlit LCD display is pretty sharp looking, too! There is a menu feature that allows you to continuously keep the blue backlighting on, although I think it would be too bright in a bedroom at night, especially if the WR-300 is right next to the bed on a nightstand.Some people have complained about the beeps... More >
R. Reyes 5.0
336 of 338 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this unit 6 months ago with the fear of "tornado season" coming. I live in an area where a tornado is likely with almost every storm. In past years, Easter weekend has been ruined by the destruction of houses in the path of a tornado.We hear the alarm and listen to the weather service warning BEFORE the news stations can announce the warning on t.v.The WR-300 has been great. The alarm is clearly heard by everyone throughout the house and the display gives a read out of the alert whil ... e the alarm is sounding. You can hear the local weather service with the touch of a button or press the AM/FM button and listen to local radio stations of your choice. The use of this radio is very simple. My kids know how to turn off the siren and how to press the weather radio button to listen to the verbal warning from the National Weather Service. The alarm is a great asset to have during night time hours. More >
Michele "Michele" 5.0
604 of 614 people found the following review helpful
I purchased 2 of these to replace the Midlands I lost in a tornado on July 13, 2004. The old radio saved the lives of myself, our 5 yr old and 3 of our grandchildren. If the radio had not been gone off, we would likely be dead. I never would have looked out the back door in time to get us all in the basement before an F4 hit our home. We live in the country and I have always had a weather radio. I tell everyone I know to get weather radio .This is a nice model and I like the AM/FM feature. The ... problem I continually have had with every radio is that we live in the middle of the coverage areas and don't get the best signal at times. I have solved this by putting a Chore Boy stainless steel scrub pad on the antenna. It definitely improves the reception and seems to do better that foil. Other than that I think this is the best one I have had. More >