Overview: The Midland WR400 is an All Hazards Alert Weather
Radio with S.A.M.E. that alerts you to over 80 kinds of weather hazards and
emergencies. When a severe weather watch or warning is issued by the National
Weather Service, the WR400 automatically alerts you, giving you the seconds you
need to seek shelter. It also includes an AM/FM radio, dual alarm clock,
color-coded alert level warnings, a loud alert siren, and a USB charging port.
- All Hazards: All Hazards means this radio is one of the
fastest, most reliable means of receiving information on life threatening
weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice storms as well as civil
emergencies such as Amber alerts, hazardous explosions, fires and chemical
spills. This information is broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you
can stay informed no matter what time of day it is.
- S.A.M.E.: The WR400 also has S.A.M.E. technology
(Specific Area Message Encoding). With S.A.M.E. you can screen out unwanted
broadcasts and receive only the alerts that are specifically targeted to
your area. The WR400 comes preprogrammed to receive weather and hazard alert
transmissions for all S.A.M.E. codes within range of the transmitter of the
selected channel. The radio can be programmed to receive alerts just for
your surrounding counties or provinces, with up to 25 storable locations.
Weather-Band Channels: The Midland WR400 Weather Radio
supports all 7 NOAA / Environment Canada Weather Channels.
|Weather Radio Channel Presets ||Broadcast Frequency (MHz) |
|1 ||162.400 |
|2 ||162.425 |
|3 ||162.450 |
|4 ||162.475 |
|5 ||162.500 |
|6 ||162.525 |
|7 ||162.550 |
Reception: The National Weather Service operates a system of weather
and hazard alert broadcasts covering a large area of the United States.
Currently, only a few areas aren't covered. Typical broadcasts are within
reception distance of 25-50 miles of the weather station. The WR400 weather
radio can receive broadcasts from up to 50 miles away, depending on terrain,
Selectable Alerts: You can select how the WR400 will alert you, either
through the backlit LCD screen with the Display option, or through the built-in
speaker with Voice or Tone.
- Display: When the Display alert type is chosen, only a
text alert will scroll on the display. There will be no audible alarm.
- Voice: When the Voice alert type is chosen, the alert
tone will sound for 8 seconds, then you will hear the voice of the weather
broadcast for 3 minutes.
- Tone: When the Tone alert type is chosen, the alert
tone will sound for 3 minutes, or until you press any button.
The WR400 includes 3 color-coded front panel indicators that will show the
priority of the alert coming in: Advisory - yellow, Watch - orange, and Warning
- red. The LCD display will read "Check Reception" if the radio doesn't receive
an alert for 10 days. The radio can also store up to 10 different alerts in its
memory so that if more than one alert comes in, all of them can be reviewed.
AM/FM Radio: The built-in AM/FM radio can be used without interrupting
the weather radio functions. If an alert is received while listening to AM or
FM, the unit will automatically switch over to the weather radio alert. The
WR400 has 4 AM and 4 FM preset memory locations for stored stations, and also
includes 2 programmable alarms which can be set to wake with either the AM/FM
radio or a "buzzer" tone. The radio also includes a Snooze button on the front
Backlit LCD: The Midland WR400 weather alert radio features
a backlit LCD with blue alphanumeric text on a black background.
Telescopic Antenna: The Midland WR400 is equipped with a 23"
telescopic antenna that can swivel/rotate and includes an RCA jack for an
optional external antenna.
USB: A USB (Type-A) on the side of the radio is provided for charging
portable devices. The USB port can supply 5V /1A maximum draw.
Headphones: The rear panel of the radio includes an 1/8" stereo jack
for optional headphones.
AC Power w/ Battery Backup: The Midland WR400 weather alert
radio includes an external AC power adapter, that must be plugged into an AC
wall outlet or surge protector, and uses 4 "AA" batteries (not included) for
emergency power back-up.
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