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How to get your weather alert radio.

The WGEM StormTrak Weather Team is partnering with Full Service Roofing and Remodeling and SERVPRO of Quincy & Hannibal as well as area Hy-Vee stores to provide Midland Weather Alert Radios at a reduced price until the end of June.

Area Hy-Vee stores participating:

  • Quincy
  • Keokuk
  • Macomb
  • Ft. Madison

Once you have your Midland Weather Alert Radio come back to this page and WGEM StormTrak Weather Chief Meteorologist Brian Inman will show you how to program it below.

How to program your weather alert radio.

In the videos below WGEM StormTrak Weather Chief Meteorologist Brian Inman will walk you through setting, programming, and editing events in your radio.

Step 1 - Opening the box.

Step 2 - Programming county and time.

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) service to a county depends on reliable signal reception, which typically extends in a 40 mile radius from the transmitter, assuming level terrain. Counties without NWR coverage or partial NWR coverage will be so indicated. You may go directly to your corresponding state or territory below and locate your county name and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) code; NWR transmitter frquency, call sign and power:

IL - County Coverage (
MO - County Coverage (
IA - County Coverage (

Step 3 - Programming your station.

Step 4 - Editing events.