All Hazards Emergency Alert Monitor, retail $65.64 (
Manufactured by Oregon Scientific (
Last updated 05-22-10

I've had this for quite a few years now, that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating.

This is the Oregon Scientific All Hazards Emergency Alert Monitor aka "weather radio". It not only allows you to listen to NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) weather reports, but it will alert you whenever a very dangerous weather condition like hurricanes, tornadoes, dangerous lightning/thunderstorms, etc. are forecast for your area.

It also includes an alarm clock with snooze alarm, and a calendar so that you always know what date it is.

As I said earlier, the NOAA you see on it stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; a branch of the United States government who has responsibility for (among other things) reporting the weather.

FWIW: This is model number WR-3000.
It must be obsolete now, as it was not found on the Oregon Scientific website. But it is being sold at various online retailers; so it must not be THAT obsolete yet.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this weather radio, turn the wheel on the right side of the unit clockwise (as though tightening it) until it clicks, and turn it some more to increase the volume.

To change the weather radio station (ranging in frequency from 162.400MHz to 162.550MHz), flip the narrow hinged "lid" on the upper edge of the top surface of the product open. Near the right-hand edge of the shallow compartment you just exposed, there is a small black wheel. Slowly turn the wheel one way or the other until the weather radio station you want can be heard from the unit's speaker.

To set the time & date, flip up the lid so that the following controls are exposed:

Press the "MODE" button once. The word "ALARM" will flash on the display.
Press the "HR" and "MIN" buttons one or more times to set the hours and minutes respectively.

Press the "MODE" button two more times. The word "DATE" will flash on the display.
Press the "HR" button to set the month, and press the "MIN" button to set the date.

Press the "MODE" button one more time. The word "TIME" will flash on the display.
Press the "HR" and "MIN" buttons one or more times to set the hours and minutes respectively.

Press the button labelled "TIME / DATE" to choose whether you want the time displayed or the date displayed.

This product has an alarm built into it, but I have yet to figure out how to make it discharge ("go off").

To change the C cells when necessary, place the radio face-down on a soft surface like a bed, uphostered chair, couch, etc. and look on the back for a battery door near the center (but located below true center). Lift this door off, carry it to a bridge over deep water (the Brooklyn Bridge would be ideal; however, the Juneau-Douglas Bridge would also do in a pinch here), and throw it over the side so that it goes "blub blub blub" all the way to the bottom of Gastineau Channel with all of the bowling balls that were lobbed over that bridge in the 1950s and 1960s...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

You'll see three C cells in the compartment. Remove them, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert three new C cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, and gently press down on it until it snaps into place.
Aren't you glad that you didn't throw that battery door over the side of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge now?

This is what the Juneau-Douglas Bridge looks like...or what it lookED like anyway before it was replaced in 1976.

And this is what the bridge looks like now.

The All Hazards Emergency Alert Monitor is designed to be a weather radio, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, that photograph, pair of spectrographic analyses, and pair of videos below may very well be it.

Photograph of this weather radio's display.

Spectrographic analysis of this radio's "Power" LED.

Spectrographic analysis of this radio's LCD display backlighting LEDs.

YourTube video allowing you to see & hear the weather radio operating.

This clip is approximately 17.0834124733 megabytes (17,281,266 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eighty five minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

YourTube video allowing you to see that the alarm failed to discharge (go off).

This clip is approximately 10.4099634534 megabytes (10,560,030 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than fifty three minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Unit was purchased at a thrift store just east of downtown Seattle WA. USA in the mid- to late-1990s.

There is a female receptacle for an AC adapter; this jack is labelled to have an input of +7.50 volts at 200mA.
The usual polarity here: positive (+) center pin, negative (-) outer can.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Oregon Scientific
    PRODUCT TYPE: Weather alert radio
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (4 display backlighting, 1 power/alert)
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbuttons & slide switches
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; display protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x C cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SIZE: 6.0" W x 4.50" H
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Product was not intended to be a light-emitter, so the traditional "star" rating will not be used.

All Hazards Emergency Alert Monitor *

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