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    Emergency Portable Weather Radio Model: WR601N User Manual[...]

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    N E 1 User Manual CONTENTS Introduction ............................................................... 2 About the National Weather Radio system ............ 2 Key features ............................................................. 3 Front ....................................................................... 3 Back ...........................[...]

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    N E 2 INTRODUCTION The 2-line liquid crystal display (LCD) is easy to read. Switching from 1 display mode to another is a 1-step procedure, and the electroluminescent (EL) backlight ensures that nighttime warnings can be seen in low light levels. ABOUT THE NA TIONAL WEA THER RADIO SYSTEM The Nat io nal Weather S erv ice (NWS) is an age ncy within t[...]

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    EN 3 KEY FEA TURES FRONT 1. LCD 2. MODE BUTTON • Switch between clock, calendar, and alarms (1 and 2). • Enables clock, calendar , and alarm setting. 3. CHANNEL BUTTON • Enable / exit channel setting mode. • Press CHANNEL and in quick succession to activate / deactivate the keypad lock. 4. INDICA TOR R ed / gr e e n L E D i n di c a te s ra[...]

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    EN 4 1. SP JACK Line out jack for optional external speakers. 2. NOAA BUTTON • Switches between NOAA (on / standby / mute and off) modes. • Direct access to NOAA-on mode from NOAA- mute mode during SAME message alerts. LEFT / RIGHT • Press CHANNEL and in quick succession to activate / deactivate the keypad lock. 2. DOWN VOLUME BUTTON • Decr[...]

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    N E 5 CARR YING HOLDER 1. CARRYING HOLDER Mou nt on a wall o r atta ch to a be lt f or eas y port abil ity. CRADLE House your weather radio in this cradle for convenient placement. LCD 1. V oice radio in NOAA on [ NO AA ] position (NOAA standby [ ], NOAA mute [ ], and NOAA off). 2. Radio frequency channel. 3. County code display. 4. T ime / date / [...]

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    N E 6 INST ALLING THE BA TTERIES The WR601N uses 3 UM-3 or “AA” size 1.5V alkaline batteries. shows when batteries are low. NOTE The non-volatile flash memory enables the unit to stor e your se ttin gs in the e vent o f tem pora ry pow er loss . NOT E Do not use rechargeable batteries. It is recommended that you use alkaline batteries with this[...]

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    N E 7 T o alternate between various time / date displays: Pre ss MO DE to adv anc e the sec ond lin e thr oug h th e time, date and alarm displays. NOTE Ea ch pres s will adv ance t he d isp lay se que ntial ly . T o alternate between various radio-status displays: Press NO AA butto n to sc roll thr ough the NOA A m ode option s (on, s tandby , mut[...]

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    N E 8 T o listen to an alert signal from the radio mute position: Press NOAA un til the unit enters t he rad io on po si tion and adjust the volume level if necessary. MESSAGE CODES USED BY NWR/WEATHERADIO CANADA FI ND IN G LO CA L CHANN ELS AND CO UN TY/ AR E A CO DES T o contact the NWS by telephone: 1. Phone 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263). 2. F[...]

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    N E 9 E xam pl e of t he f i rs t 1 0 c oun ty ra di o c ha nn el s a nd SAME codes for Montana: NOTE Man y coun t ie s hav e bee n subdivide d in t o as man y as 9 s malle r s ub sect ion s . The number s 1 to 9 in t he far left colum n o f t he SA ME cod e ide n ti f ie s spec i fi c subsec t ion s o f a coun t y . If a coun t y ha s no t be e n [...]

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    N E 10 As m entio ned in the se ction “Find ing lo cal NW R chan nels and County codes” , a toll-fr ee phone nu mber or Int ernet website are ava ilable to locate c ounty code inf ormatio n. DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC AREA MESSAGE ENCODING CODES. A SAME code is broken into 6 fields of numbers. 003 04 3 Code for northeast sub-section of Cochise Cou[...]

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    EN 11 State-county coding: The 3 digits on the far right refer to the state county coding. Each county within a state will have an independent 3-digit code. NOTE To receive all of the alerts for a given state, insert 000 into the county section. State codes: Moving towards the left, the next 2 digits are for state coding. Each of the 50 U.S. states[...]

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    N E 12 6. When finished, press COUNTY to advance to the ne xt c ou n t y- c o d e f iel d , o r wa i t 9 s e c on d s t o automatically return to Clock Display Mode. RADIO VOLUME Before you can set the volume, the radio needs to be in NOAA on mode. T o set the radio volume: In Clock Display Mode, with the radio set to NOAA on, press or to adjust t[...]

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    N E 13 place the emergency radio in a location where it can receive an emergency alert signal, you can hear its siren, and see its flashing indicator lights. RECEPTION PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS MANY THINGS AFFECT RECEPTION! RECOMMENDA TION CLOCK AND CALENDAR The Clock Display Mode is the unit’s defa ult display mode. When in another display mode it[...]

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    N E 14 HOW TO SET THE ALARMS The WR601N has 2 alarms (alarm 1 and alarm 2). They can be used together or independently . The alarm icons are only displayed when alarm 1 or alarm 2 are active. No icon(s) indicate that the alarm(s) have not been set. Remember: From the Clock Display Mode, press MODE to enter Calendar-Display and then again to set Ala[...]

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    N E 15 NOTE When an alarm is activated, the alarm time will be displayed in the alarm display . In the Clock Display Mode , the respec t iv e alarm-o n ico n wil l appea r indica ting that alarm 1, 2 (or both) is set. ENABLING AN ALARM When disabled, the respective alarm icon will not be displayed. The display will show blanks [----]. T o enable al[...]

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    EN 16 NA TURE OF ACTIV A TION MESSAGE Flash Flood W atch W A TCH Flash Flood Statement ADVISORY Flash Flood W arning W ARNING Flood W atch W A TCH Flood Statement ADVISORY Flood W arning W ARNING Fire W arning W ARNING Flash Freeze W arning W ARNING Freeze W arning W ARNING Hurricane Statement ADVISORY Hazardous Materials W arning W ARNING Hurrican[...]

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    N E 17 NA TURE OF ACTIV A TION MESSAGE National Silent T est ADVISORY Nuclear Power Plant Warning WARNING Power Outage Advisory ADVISORY Radiological Hazard Warning WARNING Required Monthly T est ADVISOR Y Required Weekly T est ADVISORY Special Marine Warning W ARNING Special Weather Statement ADVISORY Shelter In-Place Warning W ARNING Severe Thund[...]

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    EN 18 If the T est is c an c ell ed due to the t hre at of severe we ather , the T est broadcast schedule will resume with the next available good-weather day . CARE AND MAINTENANCE When handled properly , this unit is engineered to give years of satisfactory service. T o properly maintain this product: 1. The unit is splash proof but do not immers[...]

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    N E 19 SPECIFICA TIONS RADIO FUNCTIONS Channels: Digital PLL tuning for 7 NOAA channels SAME code 6 independent setting setting options: or ALL counties V olume: 7 adjustment levels TIME FUNCTIONS Clock: 12 or 24 hour format Calendar: Ca len dar da y-o f- th e-w eek d is pla y in English, French or Spanish User-select month/day or day/ month format[...]

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    N E 20 NOTE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in[...]

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