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Midland Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio

The Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio is a special radio from Midland which provides weather alerts and gives advanced warning. The Midland Weather Radio uses S.A.M.E. digital technology which enables the user to get an excellent reception. This Midland NOAA weather radio has seven channels which help you to get the weather reports quickly. Not only can you receive local weather reports, but reports for neighboring counties. The NOAA weather radio enables you to program up to 25 counties with ease. The Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio is trilingual and can store up to ten weather alerts and hazards at a time. The user can also get three selectable warning systems through the Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio. It comes along with AC power adapter, and in case of blackouts you can use three AA batteries for emergency power backup.
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Questions & Answers for Midland Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio

Question

Does it have an alarm to wake you up for night warnings? siren? or just lights?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Charlotte NC
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has multiple settings for alarms, siren, voice, and scrolling alerts. They can be selected in the programming process. You can get a programming video on you-tube
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 2
NOAA/NWS will broadcast storm warnings round the clock when there is a threatening condition. If the radio is powered up and ready, you will be receive the broadcast in time to prepare.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 3
If you set the radio up to use the "voice" notification mode it will sound a very loud siren for 8 seconds and then the broadcast will begin.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 4
It has both siren and lights.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 5
Yes tone and leds
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
answer 6
Yes, it has audible alarm that could wake the dead! Also has lights and a voice message.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
pistols68
 - Semmes, Al
answer 7
The alerts can be set to sound an alarm only, sound alarm and then actvate the weather radio to listen to weather service, or just activate weather service. The built-in alarm is just that...an alarm you can set to go off at a specific time, such as an alarm clock.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jlitzenb
 - Hudson, FL
answer 8
Yes it has an alarm. It will definately wake you up. It has watch and warning lighta and a scrolling screen with the alert.
It is a must have...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
theindependentone
answer 9
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenwood, SC
answer 10
It has a very loud alarm tone that will wake you up.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
SPD3
 - Missouri
answer 11
Yes, it has a very loud, jarring alarm. Only problem is it will give you information for a large area, including weather from other counties that won't affect you; after jarring one awake at 2 or 3 o'clock with non pertinent info, makes you want to throw it across the room. It gives us coastal info which doesn't apply to us.
Does have a battery backup, which is great.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
roseacadie
 - SW Louisiana
Question

Does the time stay lit all the time?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 2
Yes, unless the power is off and the batteries have run down.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 3
The backlight display is provided to allow you to see the current time, day or night. It has a Hi/Lo adjustment.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 4
You can choose to leave the backlight on, but it can be turned off or light only when warnings come thru.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 5
It can be set to that.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 6
Yes.
answered 3 years ago
By
pattinotkake
 - River Falls, WI
answer 7
Yes. You choose the back light
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
answer 8
The time is displayed all the time. The backlight can be programmed to stay on all the time for go off after preprogrammed times (ex: 30 seconds, 10 seconds).
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jlitzenb
 - Hudson, FL
answer 9
No it does not. Only when there is an alert. Then the alert lits will be lit up.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
theindependentone
answer 10
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenwood, SC
answer 11
it is user adjustable
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Mowermanjp
 - Grafton, OH
Question

Does it have an adjustable volume control?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
usopen
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does have volume up & down buttons.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 2
Yes on the right of the unit there is an Up/Down Volume button where you can adjust the volume.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 3
YES.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 4
Yes, but it does not apply to the warning siren if you choose that mode of notification.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 5
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 6
Yes it does and can also alert you with a tone or red LEDS
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
answer 7
Yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
pistols68
 - Semmes, Al
answer 8
Yes the volume can be adjusted
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jlitzenb
 - Hudson, FL
answer 9
Yes for the information and weather channels but not for the alert tones. I believe you can silent the alarm tone
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
theindependentone
answer 10
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenwood, SC
answer 11
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Mowermanjp
 - Grafton, OH
Question

I need to know the same thing...does it have audible alarms?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
cyndib323
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. The warning siren is very loud and "alarming"! LOL
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 2
Oh yes!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 3
yes.
answered 3 years ago
By
pattinotkake
 - River Falls, WI
answer 4
Yes very loud
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
answer 5
Yes, it has audible alarms.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jlitzenb
 - Hudson, FL
answer 6
Yes it has an audible alarm. it will tone and give you a voice alert as to what the warning/watch is...
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
theindependentone
answer 7
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenwood, SC
answer 8
yea audible and very loud
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Mowermanjp
 - Grafton, OH
answer 9
Yes, it has very loud audible alarms. It wakes me up from a dead sleep.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
SPD3
 - Missouri
answer 10
Oh yes, very loud, jarring, make you sit up in bed alarm! For several counties, including some whose weather won't affect you. Charming in middle of your sleep cycle! Has a battery back up which is nice. These radios definitely need to be fine tuned to particular area which will be affected!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
roseacadie
 - SW Louisiana
answer 11
The short answer is yes, all of the above. The alarm is selectable between voice alerts, and 90dB siren or LED indicators:

http://www.weatherradiostore.com/WR120-Midland-Emergency-Public-Alert-Weather-Radio-with-SAME.data

I think all of the Public Alert Certified Weather Radios have to have some sort of audible alerts to be certified (please verify for yourself on that).
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jurroppi1
Question

Choose type of alert?

Can it be programed to just receive

Tornado Warnings and no other

warning?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
HERB43
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
i dont think so, i dint have that option
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sonja62
answer 2
Yes you can program a lot of different "events" to sound alarm or not. It even has an event for ICEBERGS. And you can program it for only the county you live in.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
CaptainSam
answer 3
Yes. Nice radio. Buy it and use it but just don't set it up for tornados. Thunderstorms and other hazardous conditions are good too.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
walmartlies2012
 - Holland, MI
answer 4
not sure but think it receives ALL weather service warns and alerts
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Vietnamfinn
 - Calumet, MI
answer 5
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
workoutguy22
 - bonita springs florida
answer 6
Unfortunately, it cannot. This is probably the only downside to owning this radio. You are not able to weed out the specific alerts you don't want to hear and disable them. At least the S.A.M.E Code technology lets you receive alerts for specific geographical areas you desire to hear alerts from.
answered 2 years ago
By
JSchultz
 - Baltimore County, Maryland
answer 7
The booklet says you can edit events - Allows indifidual alert sirens to be enabled or disabled. * For a complete list of editable events, please visit website at www.midlandradio.com.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 8
Yes, the WR120EZ can be programmed to exclude other alerts, but the tornado warnings can't be deleted.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 9
yes, but you should strongly consider programming it for 'alerts' and 'watches' It's nice to have some advance knowledge of the possibility of a tornado, rather than having to leap for cover at the last minute, especially in the over-night hours.

The directions are available on the Midland website. So you can read about the radio set-up process before you purchase one, and find out if the options suit your needs.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JKinOK
 - Stillwater, OK--Tornado alley
answer 10
NWS warns the public about flooding, snow, icing, hail and other damaging storm conditions as well as tornado warnings. You will enjoy the safety benefits of weather warnings of all kinds; heeding the warnings is a personal choice.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
Question

can the alarms be turned off completly?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
mompoptoo
 - Melfa Va.
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you have the option to receive a verbal alert, a beep, or a silent 'text type' alert across the screen One reason it bought it don't like loud verbal or beeping alerts!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Vietnamfinn
 - Calumet, MI
answer 2
As far as the alarm clock, yes. As far as the alert tone for weather alerts, that can only happen if you set the alert type to "display". Hope that helps!
answered 2 years ago
By
JSchultz
 - Baltimore County, Maryland
answer 3
You can set the alert type to display, then only a text alert will scroll on the display. There will be no audible alarm.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 4
You can turn the Weather Radio off at any time, or set the alarms to silent. But then why have one?
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 5
yes, there is a button on the side of the radio, so you can leave the radio ON, but not receive any warnings if NOAA broadcasts them. However, doing that...kinda defeats the purpose of having the radio in the first place.
Since you can set the radio for the specific area where you live, you are not going to have to turn it off every time it blasts off for a 'watch' that is 8 counties away.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JKinOK
 - Stillwater, OK--Tornado alley
answer 6
The NOAA/NWS alert service provides round the clock protection for your local area. When there are no issues, there are no broadcasts. You can also turn off the power in the meantime.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 7
Yes it has a on/off setting.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
CaptainSam
 - Wentzville, MO.
answer 8
Yes. You can choose to receive advisories and warnings only on the visual field.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 9
Yes, they can be turned off completely.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
Question

is this radio NOAA / FCC approved?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Garcardru
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It most definitely is! Midland would make sure their top of the line product as far as consumer functionality would meet the guidelines of the FCC regulations as well as receive all the benefits from the NOAA and Public Alert systems technically possible within the radio!
answered 2 years ago
By
JSchultz
 - Baltimore County, Maryland
answer 2
The box has sms, public alert, noaa, s.a.m.e technology, and a Canadian symbols on it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 3
All of these type of radios have to have FCC approval. This model also has Public Alert Approval, with the latest software built in.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 4
This radio transmits NOAA/NWS warnings for your area, so it is obviously approved to do so by FCC.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 5
Yes.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 6
yes it is NOAA/FCC approved
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 7
Yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Txjetmech
 - Burkburnett, Texas
answer 8
It is a NOAA weather radio. It receives NOAA weather alerts.

I don't think it would be legal to sell it if it weren't FCC approved. Being that it is a receiver, that would probably have to do with accepting interference from other devices and not causing a significant amount.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
ValueForMyDollar
 - OnLine
Question

Will the broadcast turn itself off?

If I press the "weather/snooze" button to listen to a broadcast, will it return to silent after a certain amount of time?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Athens, GA
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. The broadcast will keep going until you manually press the weather / snooze button again to shut it off.
answered 2 years ago
By
JSchultz
 - Baltimore County, Maryland
answer 2
Yes, it will go on for about two minutes and then go silent.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, tx
answer 3
The NOAA/NWS broadcast will terminate itself, unless there is a continuous threat of dangerous conditions.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 4
My experience has been that it does NOT turn utself off.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 5
No it will not
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 6
yes
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
answer 7
Yes it will
answered 3 years ago
By
weatherguy2000
 - Illinois
Question

What is the range in miles?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
raptor666
 - Lusby, Maryland
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The maximum reception range for the WR120 is around 50 miles; depending on terrain and conditions, of course.
answered 2 years ago
By
JSchultz
 - Baltimore County, Maryland
answer 2
If you are talking about range of warning area, you program in the areas you want. If I remember right, you can put in over 20. I have my county, and surrounding counties. I live in Michigan near the Ohio border, I get warnings for counties in SW Micigan, NW Ohio, & NE Indiana. Hope this answers your questions.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Greyfor
 - Onsted, Mi
answer 3
This radio will pick up the NOAA/NWS local coverage signal for your area in Maryland.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
NYCReviewer
 - New York City Metro Area
answer 4
The broadcast range is supposedly 40 miles, but I have received warnings for counties that are 150 miles away. You can select S.A.M.E. codes that broadcast for your area only.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fishergal
 - Winston-Salem, NC
answer 5
In Most all of the continental US most all consumers are well within range of a NOAA weather tower. You can access the NOAA website to get a map of coverage to see if you are in an extremely remote area that isn't serviced. Very rare. If you are in a metal building, or other office building type structure there is an external antenna that can be purchased to extend the range.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
mike720
 - Dallas, Tx
answer 6
Up to 75 miles
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Pokey63
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 7
I live on a hill top and can receive weather alerts from Nashville, TN, 65 miles, Huntsville, AL, 38 Miles, Anniston, AL, 75 miles.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Bmobile1
Question

are there service fees involved??

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
wetherbug
on Midland WR120 Weather Alert Radio
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO. Just follow the instructions, set it up for your county and you are good to go
answered 8 months ago
By
BrownandDown
answer 2
no free noaa broadcasts
answered 8 months ago
By
jeff19654
answer 3
no fees. Free broadcsst provided by the National Weather Service
answered 9 months ago
By
featherfeet
answer 4
There are no service fees. Also there isn't a subscription service to go through. This radio is so nice that you cannot plug it into a computer.
answered 1 year ago
By
ComputerAddict
answer 5
No None (other than your tax dollars hard at work). The NOAA weather service is a constand free transmission. I believe it is overseen by the Federal government.

Check this out: http://www.noaa.gov/
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
ValueForMyDollar
answer 6
No. Once you purchase the weather alert radio itself, there is no cost involved other than the electricity/batteries to power it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
jamie1972
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