HOW TO SET UP A MIDLAND WEATHER RADIO

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During severe weather, emergency weather radios are an excellent way to stay up to date on the most recent weather information. While our phones and weather apps have improved in terms of notifying us of weather alerts, they are not always timely.

We’ll admit that they’re not the most user-friendly, so we figured this would be useful if you’ve recently purchased a weather radio.

If you purchase a weather radio, you must set it up correctly to receive the weather alerts to avoid receiving those you don’t. This is one of the newer models that does not require you to know your SAME code, but I will explain both models in the instructions below.

How to Program a Midland Weather Radio:

SETUP:

The first step is to insert AA batteries into the back of your radio. 

It comes with a wall plug, and your radio should ALWAYS be plugged in. 

The batteries serve as a backup power source if your power goes out due to severe weather. 

It is critical to keep fresh batteries in this radio, just as you do in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide monitor. 

To keep them fresh, I recommend changing them twice a year when the seasons change.

Next, ensure that the switch on the side is turned ON. 

This is NOT a power switch; it is the method by which your radio receives weather information from the National Weather Service. 

If this is set to OFF, your radio will never work again. 

I recommend turning it on and putting a piece of tape over the switch so that you recommend turning it on and putting a piece of tape over the switch so that you 

To begin the setup, navigate to the MENU. 

If you are resetting the radio after it has lost power or if you get lost during the initial setup, press the MENU button to get there. 

Scroll through the menu options by using the up and down arrows.

ALERT TYPE: 

Select this option by pressing the SELECT button. You can select tone, voice and display. 

I suggest using the VOICE setting because of radio will display the notification on the screen and read it to you out loud, allowing you to hear all of the information you need.

To confirm your selection, press SELECT.

SET LOCATION: 

Depending on the age of your radio, this can be done in one of two ways. 

We’ll begin with the NEW radios. 

STEPS TO SETUP LOCATION IN NEW VERSION:

When you press SELECT, you will be presented with a menu with three options: SINGLE, ANY, and MULTIPLE.

Use the up and down arrows to navigate to the option you want to select, then press SELECT. When you press SELECT to confirm that you want to find a location in the United States, you will be presented with a list of all states and territories. To find your state, use the up and down arrows and then press SELECT. Scroll up and down arrows to find your county, then click SELECT. If you choose MULTIPLE instead of SINGLE, you will need to repeat this process for up to 25 counties.

STEPS TO SETUP LOCATION IN OLDER VERSION:

The new radios use the same technology as the old ones, but they are designed to be easier to programme and use. To find your SAME code, go here. You have to select your state, then scroll in the list to find your county, and then select the SAME code in your county for that transmitter that is closest to you. You have to go through the same steps as if you were purchasing a new radio in terms of selecting single and multiple. Select the up and down arrow to get the 0 to 9 numbers, and the left and right arrows to navigate between all six digits. In this manner, you will enter the SAME code for your location and, when finished, press SELECT to save your work.

CHANGE LANGUAGE:

To change the language, press SELECT to access the options.

SET ALARM:

This feature creates an alarm clock, so I strongly advise against selecting this menu option unless you intend to use it as an alarm clock daily.

SET TIME: 

Press SELECT to access the screen where you can change the hour. Press the up and down arrows to set the time, then the left and right arrows to move between the minutes. 

BUTTON BEEPS:

This feature allows you to disable the sound that the radio makes when you press a button. 

Then choose the, then switch between OFF and ON with the up and down arrows, then Can choose to save your selection.

BACKLIGHT: 

This feature has three settings: ON, OFF, and NORM. 

ON will keep the screen backlight illuminated, OFF will never illuminate the screen backlight, and NORM will illuminate the screen backlight while you are actively using the radio and turn it off when you stop pressing buttons.

CHANNEL SELECTION: 

Press on your state finally scroll down to locate the city nearest to you.

The FREQUENCY is the number you must match on your NOAA weather radio, so write it down or leave this page open while programming. 

To return to your weather radio, press select to access the channel selection menu. 

The sequence of numbers on the right side of the screen should correspond to the frequency from the NOAA website. 

Scroll through the channels by using the up and down arrows. 

When you’ve located the correct set of numbers, listen to the broadcast to ensure it’s clear.

If the sound is muffled but the numbers are correct, raise the antenna on the back of the radio and adjust the positioning to pick up a better signal. 

You may even need to move around your house to see if you can get a better signal elsewhere. 

Press SELECT to save your work when you have a good signal and are on the correct channel. 

During an emergency, this is the tower from which your radio receives broadcasts.

TEST ALERT:

This should be your last step when configuring or resetting your radio. 

When you press the SELECT button, you will hear the sound that the radio makes when it receives an alert. 

This ensures that your radio is receiving data and functioning properly. 

When you’ve confirmed that the sound is working properly, press the large WEATHER/SNOOZE button to turn it off.

WEATHER RADIO PROGRAMMING SUGGESTIONS

  • Consider adding the next closest county if you live on the outskirts of a county. This will provide you with a heads-up on impending storms.
  • While almost all Americans have access to weather radio, there are some areas where the signal is insufficient to properly read the static bursts that deliver SAME-encoded information. Your weather radio is not working properly. Think about an external antenna.
  • Most weather radios have the capability of storing multiple alerts even if you are not present to hear them. The type of alert is displayed on the screen and will disappear when the warning expires.

Conclusion:

The Midland radio is one of the most popular weather radios on the market. 

You’ll get with the device’s simplicity once you’ve gotten used to it.

In general, a weather radio can help you stay safe in bad weather. 

These are widely available and reasonably priced.

By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of Midland weather radio tech support, particularly how to programme a Midland weather radio. 

I hope you have found this article to be helpful.

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