The U.S. National Weather Service broadcasts weather radio continuously over the U.S. and its island territories on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather band channels. You will need a special receiver like the Midland Weather Radio, however, to tune into weather band channels for updates, alerts and severe storm warnings. You can also enjoy standard FM and AM stations with the Midland Weather Radio.
Things You'll Need
- 4 AA batteries
Plug in the AC adaptor or insert four AA batteries in the bottom compartment of the Midland radio for power. Turn the power/alarm selector switch to "On" and move the band selector sliding switch to "Weather."
Find a weather radio broadcast on one of seven NOAA radio frequencies. These frequencies are tuned in on the Midland Weather Radio. Push the "WX channel" button to switch between these seven tuning stops and find the clearest signal.
Get weather alerts on the Midland radio while listening to the AM or FM bands. Use the weather standby feature by pressing the "Weather/snooze" button during a weather broadcast. Then press the "Alert mode" button and select an alert type between LED, LED siren and voice. The NOAA symbol will blink when alert mode is set.
Change the band to listen to music, sports or talk on AM or FM. Weather alerts will overtake the station tuned in and play as they are broadcast on NOAA radio. Press the "Test/alert off" button to stop the alert from playing.
Tips & Warnings
- Midland Weather Radios also have a digital clock with an alarm that can be set to sound out a buzz, or the radio station tuned in on the dial. The alarm has a snooze feature for eight-minute alarm deferral.
- Photo Credit radio image by Ewe Degiampietro from Fotolia.com
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