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Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio

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Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio

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Product Highlights

  • S.A.M.E. Localized Reception
  • 7 Pre-Programmed NOAA Channels
  • Large, Backlit LCD Display
  • Alarm Clock With Snooze
  • AM/FM Radio With Time & Date
  • Selectable Alert Type
  • Add & Remove Alerts
  • 23 Programmable Counties
  • Public Alert Certified
  • Emergency Power Backup
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You Pay: $42.95

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The WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio from Midland is an all-purpose clock radio that allows you to receive important updates to keep you and your loved ones safe from tornadoes, flash floods, severe summer storms and more. It employs S.A.M.E. technology and 7 pre-programmed NOAA channels to keep you informed of extreme weather alerts. Added conveniences include an alert override, the fact that you can add and remove alerts, a programmable siren level and the choice between three alert types: voice, display or tone. Plus, you can program up to 23 counties.

The large, backlit LCD display makes it easy to read the date and time -- and the radio functions as an AM/FM radio as well as an alarm clock with snooze button. So you can keep it by the bed for everyday use or take it along on family picnics or other outings to use as a radio. Since it can function on batteries, you can still receive important information even in the event of a power outage. This radio is ideal for use in basements, family gathering spots or anywhere else it's important to receive extreme weather and hazardous conditions updates.

Weather and Hazardous Conditions Alerts
  • S.A.M.E. localized reception
  • Seven (7) pre-programmed NOAA weather channels
  • Single, multiple, or any S.A.M.E program settings
  • Receives over 60 alerts
Hardware Features
  • Alarm clock with snooze
  • AM/FM radio with 6 memory channels
  • 3 selectable alert types: voice, display, or tone
  • Uses 4 AA batteries for emergency power back-up (user supplied)
Conveniences
  • Large, backlit LCD with continuous backlighting option
  • Alert override: automatically switches over from AM/FM to warn you of hazardous conditions
  • Add or remove alerts
  • Silent programming
  • Programmable siren level
  • 23 programmable counties
  • Color-coded alert indicators
  • Event expiration indicator
  • 10 reviewable alerts
  • Public Alert certified
All Hazards Alert
  • The WR-300 also receives emergency updates such as child abduction emergency (amber alert), nuclear power plant warning, biological hazard warning, civil emergency message, fire warning, and landslide warning
UPC: 046014743007
Channels 7 weather
Frequency Band 162.400 - 162.550 MHz
AM/FM Frequency AM 530 ~ 1700 kHz, FM 87.9 ~108.1 MHz
Display Size 3.0 x 1.25" (7.6 x 3.2 cm) backlit LCD (W x H)
Jacks DC jack x 1
Programming cable port x 1
External alert jack x 1
Headphones x 1
External antenna connector x 1
Power 4 x AA batteries or 12 V DC (batteries not included)
Alert SAME
Environmental Operating temp: 50 - 122° F (10 - 50° C)
Certifications FCC part 15, Public Alert certified
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2.5 x 7 x 6" (6.35 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm)
Weight 2 lb (0.9 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.0 x 2.7"
Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio
  • WR-300 Radio
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    MidlandWR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Simple controls (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Not all S.A.M.E. codes editable

    I like most apects of the radio except the fact that there are some S.A.M.E. codes where you cannot edit the radio response as to whether it just shows the alert or also sounds...Read complete review

    I like most apects of the radio except the fact that there are some S.A.M.E. codes where you cannot edit the radio response as to whether it just shows the alert or also sounds the alarm. They don't even show up when you try to scroll through event codes to change them. Specifically one I thought was really absurd was "Tornado Warning". You cannot edit it to also sound the alarm. It will only display the warning. (If you download the instructions from the Midland site it's all the codes with an "*".) This sounds pathetically stupid. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. I need to do some research to find out if this is a Midland thing or if it's a NWS requested "intended functionality" and if it is...why? (BTW, I'm a meteorologist...worked for the AF for almost 36 years (civilian only, never in the military) now retired)
    As a meteorologist who used to teach radar and severe weather and who worked on the training for the original dopplar radar I really don't like this. Using media and especially internet sources I can pretty much gage the threat to my local area on my own. My concern was something in the middle of the night. I want the radio to wake me up on warnings for my county not just flash a warning. As for watches...a visible alert only is fine. Now I had to set it to sound an alarm for those.
    BTW, I have good reception (including AM/FM) where I live but I'm near a major city..St Louis.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Midland 300

    Good Display Easy to read.
    Nicely featured too.
    Sound is clear and good.
    Would recommend it.

    Good Display Easy to read.
    Nicely featured too.
    Sound is clear and good.
    Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    3.0

    Midland 300

    By Dale

    from New York N.Y.

    Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

    Good Display Easy to read.
    Nicely featured too.
    Sound is clear and good.
    Would recommend it.

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    5.0

    Midland WR-300

    By Dale

    from New York City

    Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

    Very good display.
    Has good sound and easy to use.
    I like the dimmer Control.

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    5.0

    Great item

    By zoomie

    from Fisher,MN

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Use
      • Larger Rooms
      • Offices
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

      Living in an area of everything from tornadoes to severe wind chills and blizzards I wanted something beside my cell phone for alerts. This was so simple to set up and during the last storm I was able to get all the info as my satellite tv service as well as the radio stations all were off the air. Highly recommend this. I am getting one for my daughter and my son and his wife.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Weather Radio

      By Andi

      from Athens, GA

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Difficult To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Use For Weather Alerts

      Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

      Setup seemed a little bit difficult but I finally figured it out. It's a compact radio and weather alert system.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Weather Radio

      By Jay

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

          I have owned this WR-300 weather radio by Midland for over five years. I just bought two more for my adult children because I have been very pleased with my original purchase. This weather alert radio is very easy to set up. It lets you choose which type of alerts you want to hear and what counties you want to be notified. Comes with battery back-up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Best for the money

          By Habenero

          from Shawnee, Kansas

          About Me Learning Opposing Thumbs

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedrooms

            Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

            Easy to program with nice display and backlight. I love the programable county code feature, it is not alerting me to a storm that is 20 miles away like my old unit did.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            excellent product-could save your life.

            By Tom

            from Williamsburg, Va.

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

                This is a very high tech. radio. If you live in an area that can experience hazards this radio can be programmed to automatically notify in your zone.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Watch for Mistake in Manual

                By Meteorologist (Retired)

                from SW Illinois 16 miles East of St Louis MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Reception

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

                I found out after the fact that the manual that comes with the radio & even one I originally downloaded on-line have a mistake. There is a new manual available on-line that is corrected. The old manuals basically said you could NOT edit the S.A.M.E. codes to sound an alarm for most "warnings". This sounded pathetically stupid. I didn't understand the reasoning behind this. I went to their website FAQ to do some research to find out if this is a Midland thing or if it's a NWS requested "intended functionality" and if it is...why? It stated that was a mistake in the manual and a new one was available. It now says that all items with a "*" cannot have the alarm option turned off. (BTW, I'm a meteorologist...worked for the AF for almost 36 years (civilian only, never in the military) now retired.) I had rated this item as 4 stars because of that perceived problem. But now I've kicked it up to 5.
                BTW, I have good reception (including AM/FM) where I live but I'm near a major city..St Louis.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not all S.A.M.E. codes editable

                By Meteorologist...retired

                from SW Illinois...16 miles from St Louis

                About Me Meteorologist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Reception

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

                    I like most apects of the radio except the fact that there are some S.A.M.E. codes where you cannot edit the radio response as to whether it just shows the alert or also sounds the alarm. They don't even show up when you try to scroll through event codes to change them. Specifically one I thought was really absurd was "Tornado Warning". You cannot edit it to also sound the alarm. It will only display the warning. (If you download the instructions from the Midland site it's all the codes with an "*".) This sounds pathetically stupid. I don't understand the reasoning behind this. I need to do some research to find out if this is a Midland thing or if it's a NWS requested "intended functionality" and if it is...why? (BTW, I'm a meteorologist...worked for the AF for almost 36 years (civilian only, never in the military) now retired)
                    As a meteorologist who used to teach radar and severe weather and who worked on the training for the original dopplar radar I really don't like this. Using media and especially internet sources I can pretty much gage the threat to my local area on my own. My concern was something in the middle of the night. I want the radio to wake me up on warnings for my county not just flash a warning. As for watches...a visible alert only is fine. Now I had to set it to sound an alarm for those.
                    BTW, I have good reception (including AM/FM) where I live but I'm near a major city..St Louis.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Lifesaver

                    By Timbo

                    from St.Louis, MO

                    About Me Frequent Traveler, Retired

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Customizeable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Sound Quality
                    • Long Battery Life

                    Cons

                    • Amfm poor sound
                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

                    this radio can save your life. Gives you all the alerts to threatening weather early enough that you can take steps to avoid the worst. /you can tailor it to suit your areas and types of bad weather that you have.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A great weather radio

                    By Ken S

                    from Plainfield, IL

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Use

                        Comments about Midland WR-300 S.A.M.E. Weather / All Hazards Alert Monitor With AM/FM Radio:

                        This product was easy to program and I would recomend it to anyone looking to buy an emergency weather radio.

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                        • No

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