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Oregon Scientific WR601

Oregon Scientific WR601

Public Alert Weather Radio
Model: WR601
Sale Price: $44.95
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NOAA Weather RadioThe portable Oregon Scientific WR601 Public Alert Radio provides emergency alerts anywhere in the U.S. When traveling, boating, hiking or working outdoors, use the WR601 to receive weather information and emergency broadcasts from the National Weather Service. With the non-volatile memory built-in, no need to reprogram your SAME codes when the batteries run out!

When activated by the Emergency Alert System (EAS), the flashing LED and audible and visual alerts of the WR601 ensure that you'll always be informed of potential life threatening hazards! Easily fits in a purse, fanny pack, backpack, or vehicle glove box. Includes an AC adapter and a cradle to stand the unit on a table or desk. A great gift for the outdoor enthusiast, weather buff, or avid traveler.

Be safe. Be informed. Be prepared.


  • Manual set clock with hour, minute or date, weekday display
  • 12 or 24 hour time mode
  • Two programmable time alarms with eight minute snooze on base unit and radio
  • 100-decibel audio alarm with visual alert signal
  • Monitors U.S. Emergency All Hazards, and Emergency Alert System (EAS) weather bulletins, warnings, & forecasts
  • Receives all National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports, which provides all available emergency advisories on tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, floods, evacuations, civil danger warnings & more
  • Broadcasts messages visually on display
  • Flexible programming - select Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) broadcasts in up to 6 different areas
  • Programs up to 6 SAME (FIPS) codes
  • Manual and Automatic Channel Select
  • 3 levels of messages: Statement, Watch, Warning, and Test in English, French, or Spanish
  • Signal Strength Icon with Signal Loss Reminder
  • Clock with alarm
  • Modes for both home and travel use
  • EL (ElectroLuminescent) backlight with dot-matrix display
  • Battery power level indicator on radio
  • Cradle & belt clip holders
  • Channels: Digital PLL tuning for 7 NOAA channels
  • SAME code setting: 6 independent settings or ALL counties
  • RF reception range: 50 miles (64 km)
  • Volume: 7 adjustment levels
  • Power requirements: 3 AA alkaline batteries & AC Adapter (included)


  • LCD Dimensions: 2.0" x 0.9" (50mm x 22mm)
  • Unit Dimensions: 5.4" x 3.0" x 1.4" (137mm x 74mm x 35mm)

The National Weather Service has a toll-free number to obtain S.A.M.E. county codes: 888-NWS-SAME (888-697-7263). You can also visit their NOAA Weather Radio web page to obtain S.A.M.E. county codes.



Average Customer Rating 4.6 4.5 stars (based on 9 reviews)

By Frank
From Canadian, TX
5 stars Great product!
Great product!
By Cindy
From Alexandria, IN
5 stars Wonderful Alert....Keeps me safe!!
I absolutely love this radio! It is perfect and the day I received it and programmed it, we had severe weather all night. This is wonderful and I wish I would have bought it sooner. It definitely alerts me to the severe possible weather coming.
By Marty
From Onancock, VA
5 stars Great Radio
This is exactly what I was looking. It's unobtrusive but available on the counter. It's easy to program too. forgot to send batteries though.
By Lee
From Alabama, AL
4 stars Good weather radio
I am quite pleased with the radio and thus far, it functions as described. It gives peace of mind that future weather events may be preceded by a bit more warning, especially at night.
By Rick
From Cumming, GA
4 stars Quallity product with 1 draw back
This is the second weather radio I have purchased recently from Weather Shack. Both have lived up to my needs. This radio has to be plugged in, instead of haveing a charging base, as the first 1 I purchased did. That modle was no longer available. Both are quality units, but I perfer the radion with a charging base over this 1 which requires you to plug a cord into it.
By george
From ephrata pa, PA
5 stars vbery good easy to set up
By Patricia
From Monroe,, OH
5 stars great product
I like the fact that it comes on for my county and then stops. I can turn it off if it continues to keep coming on. I can put it on stand by, a very nice feature. It's small so I can put it on table by my bed, and I can take it with me anywhere because it runs on batteries too.
By Cheney
From Fairburn, GA
4 stars One of the best weather radios that I have purchased.
By Mike
From Hayes, VA
4 stars Works as advertised
It works, but I had some trouble finding a place in the house where it would pick up the signal. This could be as much where I live as a fault with the antenna. Other than that, it sits there quietly on standby, and sounds a loud alarm when there is a warning.
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