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Midland Model 74-210 Weather Radio Receiver Consumer Information

The National Weather Service (NWS) and Midland Radio Corporation have received a few reports that the Midland Model 74-210 weather receiver does not always automatically switch to alert mode. This weather alert mode is activated by the NWS Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert signal transmitted from NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) stations. The receivers otherwise function properly, receiving continuous weather reports, including severe weather warnings. Midland Radio states the receivers work properly. NWS has been unable to identify a specific problem with this receiver. Midland Radio no longer manufactures the Model 74-210 and has a new Model WR30 receiver.

We recommend all NWR listeners ensure the operation of the NWR SAME alert feature by checking their receivers during the weekly test. A NWR SAME test message is broadcast by each NWR station every Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and noon local time. If you own a Midland Model 74-210 weather receiver and have a technical question, contact:

Jerry Finke
NWS Central Region HQ
Kansas City, MO
(816)-891-7734 extension 441
  Midland Radio Corporation
Kansas City, MO

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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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