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 12-255 7-Channel SAME Weatheradio: How to Program the Weatheradio

In this tutorial you will be shown how to automatically or manually set up the preferred weather channel, decide whether you want Missed Alert Reminder on or off, and choose which type of Response Location you want the Weatheradio to respond to. Your Weatheradio is pre-programmed with the seven NOAA broadcast frequencies (channels 1-7). Depending on your location, you might need to select a different channel. Your Weatheradio is preset to receive any weather alert broadcast within its reception range (about a 50-mile radius in most locations). The first time you use your Weatheradio, it automatically scans the strongest channel and receives all SAME alert signals broadcast within a 50-mile radius of its location.

Notes:

  • The Weatheradio does not receive signals while it is being programmed.
  • If you do not press a key for 45 seconds, the weatheradio stores all valid entries and exits the programming mode.
  • If you make an invalid entry, an error tone sounds.
  • If you press MENU during programming, the Weatheradio stores all valid entries (except the clock settings) and exits the programming mode.

For additional information on this product, see the links below:

Automatic and Manual Channel Setup

Step 1: Enter Program Mode
 
12-255, display/temperature, keypad/menu
 
Press MENU. TEMPERATURE appears on the display.
 
Step 2: Select WEATHERADIO
 
12-255, display/weatherradio, keypad/up & down arrows
 
Repeatedly press the UP or DOWN arrows until WEATHERRADIO appears.
 
Step 3: Select SELECT CH
 
12-255, display/select ch, keypad/right arrow
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key. SELECT CH appears on the display.
 
Step 4: Enter Channel Setup
 
12-255, display/auto, keypad/right, up & down arrows
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key to enter channel setup. AUTO appears on the display. If you would like to setup the channel manually, press the UP or DOWN arrow keys and go to Step 6.
 
Step 5: Select Automatic Channel Setup
 
12-255, display/channel-searching, keypad/right arrow
 
If you would like to keep AUTO for your channel setup, press the RIGHT arrow key. CHANNEL, and then SEARCHING appears on the display. If there is an available channel, CHANNEL 7 and AVAILABLE appear on the display. If there is not an available channel, NO CHANNEL, AVAILABLE, BACK TO and CHANNEL 1 (the present channel) appears on the display. Then AUTO appears and the Weatheradio beeps.

Go to Step 8 to finish programming.

 
Step 6: Select Manual Setup
 
12-255, display/manual, keypad/right arrow
 
MANUAL appears on the display. Press the RIGHT arrow key. The preset channel appears on the display.
 
Step 7: Select Local Channel
 
12-255, display/channel 7, keypad/up & down arrows
 
Repeatedly press the UP or DOWN arrow keys until the desired channel appears on the display. In this tutorial, we chose CHANNEL 7.
 
Step 8: Confirm Your Selection
 
12-255, display/chl 7-select ch, keypad/right arrow
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key to confirm your selection. A beep sounds and CHL 7 SELECT (the new selected channel) appears on the display, then SELECT CH reappears.

Note: If you receive a NOAA broadcast on more than one channel, the one with the best reception might not be the one broadcasting information for your location.

Go to Missed Alert Reminder to choose if you want Missed Alert Reminder beep on or off.

Go to Storing FIPS Codes to program FIPS codes.

 
To find out which frequency NOAA is using to broadcast information for your location, contact a local RadioShack store or the NOAA Weather Radio service.

Missed Alert Reminder

Step 1: Select REMINDER
 
12-255, display/remind, right/up & down arrows
 
Repeatedly press UP or DOWN until REMINDER appears.
 
Step 2: Select REMINDER ON or OFF
 
12-255, display/reminder on, keypad/right, up & down arrows
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key to turn the Missed Alert Reminder beep on or off. REMINDER ON appears on the display. Press the UP or DOWN arrow keys if you would like to select REMINDER OFF.
 
Step 3: Confirm Your Selection
 
12-255, display/reminder, keypad/up & down arrows
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key to confirm whether you want the reminder on or off. A beep sounds and REMINDER appears on the display.

Go to Storing FIPS Codes to program FIPS codes.

 

Storing FIPS Codes

Step 1: Select RESPONSE LOC
 
12-255, display/response loc, keypad/up & down arrows
 
Press the UP or DOWN arrow key until RESPONSE LOC appears on the display. 
 
Step 2: Select ALL LOCATION
 
12-255, display/all location, keypad/right, up & down arrows
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key. ALL LOCATION appears on the display. Press UP or DOWN to choose between ALL LOCATION, SINGLE LOC or MULTIPLE LOC.

Note:

  • ALL LOCATION: The Weatheradio receives all SAME alert signals broadcast within about a 50-mile radius.
  • SINGLE LOC: The Weatheradio receives a SAME alert signal for one FIPS code stored in the radio's memory location 1.
  • MULTIPLE LOC: The Weatheradio receives SAME alert signals for up to 15 FIPS codes stored in the radio's memory.
 
Step 3: Confirm your Selection
 
12-255, display/response loc, keypad/right arrow
 
When ALL LOCATION appears on the display, press the RIGHT arrow key to select ALL LOCATION mode. RESPONSE LOC will appear on the display.

To exit programming mode, skip to Step 7.

 
Step 4: Select SINGLE LOC or MULTIPLE LOC
 
12-255, display/loc 1 000000, keypad/right arrow
 
Press the RIGHT arrow key to choose SINGLE LOC or MULTIPLE LOC. LOC1 and 000000 appears on the display.
 
Step 5: Program an FIPS Code
 
12-255, display/loc 1 048439, keypad/up & down, right arrows
 
Press the UP or DOWN arrow keys to choose the numbers (0-9) for the FIPS code. Select the first digit of the FIPS code, press the RIGHT arrow key to confirm the number you have chosen. Continue this process until you have entered the entire FIPS code.

If you make a mistake, hold down the LEFT arrow key for one second. All entries are cleared and the cursor returns to the first digit.

If you are in SINGLE Mode the display will be the same as in Step 3 after you have entered the last digit for the FIPS code.

Go to the next step if you are in MULTIPLE mode.

Go to Step 7 to exit programming mode.

 
Step 6: Enter Additional FIPS Codes
 
12-255, display/loc 2 000000
 
LOC2 and 0000000 appear on the display if you are in MULTIPLE mode. Follow the same process as in Step 5 to program up to 15 FIPS codes.

Go to Step 7 to exit programming mode

 
Step 7: Exit Program Mode
 
12-255, display/11:48am, keypad/menu
 
Press MENU. The Weatheradio stores all valid entries and exits programming.
 

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