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How to program a Midland weather radio

How to Program your Midland All Hazards Weather Alert Radio

You will need the following

  • Midland All Hazards Weather Alert Radio
  • 3 AA batteries
  • A/C power adapter

Put your three double A batteries in the back of the weather radio.

Wait for the radio to turn on.  When the time 12:00AM appears your radio is ready to program. 

In order for your weather radio to work correctly you need both the right weather channel (also known as radio frequency) and the correct SAME code(s) programmed into your weather radio.  This is true for any type of NOAA weather radio with SAME code capability.

How to Program the Time

Push the menu key - the word "TIME" will appear.

Push the select key and 12:00AM will appear. The 12 will be flashing. 

Change the hour by using the up arrow key or down arrow key on the radio. 

The clock is a 12 hour clock so you must move the hour to PM or AM. 

Continue to use arrow keys to reach the desired time.  When you have reached the correct hour, use the right arrow key on the radio to move to the minute. 

Repeat the process to get to the correct time.  When you are at the correct time hit the select key. The word "TIME" will appear on the screen. 

How to Program your SAME code

Next use your down arrow key to change the word on the screen to "SAME SET".

Push the select key button. 

If you want to program only one code use your up/down arrow keys to move to "SINGLE". Press the select key

OR

If you want to program multiple SAME codes use your up/down arrow keys to move to MULTIPLE. Press the select key.

Programming a single SAME code

If you want your weather radio to only be programmed for one county's SAME code push the down arrow again and hit select.  SAME 01 will appear on the screen.  Push your select key again.  000000  or -- --  -- --  -- --  -- -- will appear on the screen the first 0 will be flashing.  Using the SAME code for the county you want to program you will need to use the arrow keys to move the number up or down to get to your desired number.  Once the first number is entered you will need to use the right arrow key to move to the next number.  Continue with the process until you have entered each number and hit "select" and then press "menu" twice. Use the down arrow key until you reach the word CHANNEL.  Push the select key twice to get out of the menu. 

Programming multiple SAME codes

If you want to program multiple SAME codes use your up/down arrow keys to move to MULTIPLE. Press the select key.

The word SAME 01 will appear on the screen.  Hit the select key again.

000000 or -- --  -- --  -- --  -- --  will appear on the screen. The first 0 or -- will be flashing.  Using the SAME code for the first county to be programmed, you will need to use the up/down arrow keys to change the O or -- to reach the desired number.  Once the first number is entered you will need to use the right arrow key to move to the next 0 or --  and start the process over again. 

Continue until you have entered each number. Push the select key. The words SAME 01 will appear again. 

Push the up arrow key and the message will change to "SAME 02".  Push the select key. 000000 or -- --  -- --  -- --  -- -- will appear on the screen.  Enter the numbers like you just did for the second SAME code you want to program.

Continue this process until all codes have been entered.  Hit "select" and then press "menu" twice.  Next you will need to program the channel.  

SAME Codes for the River Region and Wiregrass

Autauga               001001

Barbour                001005

Bibb                     001007

Bullock                 001011

Butler                   001013

Chambers            001017

Chilton                  001021

Coffee                  001031

Conecuh              001035

Coosa                  001037 

Covington            001039

Crenshaw            001041

Dale                    001045 

Dallas                  001047

Elmore                 001051 

Escambia             001053

Geneva                001061

Henry                  001067

Houston               001069

Lee                      001081

Lowndes              001085

Macon                001087

Marengo             001091  

Monroe               001099

Montgomery       001101

Perry                  001105           

Pike                    001109

Russell               001113

Tallapoosa         001123

Wilcox                001131

For a full list of SAME codes and frequencies for Alabama - Click HERE.

Programming the Correct Weather (Frequency) Channel on your Radio

Please note some areas can hear several different channels on their radio. Having the correct frequency programmed is crucial to having your weather radio work correctly.

Press the menu key. Use the down arrow key until you reach the word "CHANNEL".  Push the select key.

Using the arrow keys find the correct weather radio channel.  If you live close to the county line you might need to program an additional channel.  

When you have found your correct channel hit the select key. Then press the menu key.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Now that your radio has been programmed you need to plug it in to the wall.  The batteries are only in case you lose power.  Remember to change your batteries twice a year.  

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