Midland HH50B Pocket Weather Alert Radio User Manual
Battery Installation: Push down and slide the battery case cover off the unit. Insert 3 AAA batteries into the compartment, noting polarity. Return battery case cover. (Note: You may remove the belt clip with a screwdriver if it makes it easier for you to insert the batteries).
Power On: Move the slide switch on the right side of the unit to the “ON” position. The radio will auto scan and lock onto the NWS broadcast in your area. If no broadcast is available, you will hear static.
Note: If a weather broadcast cannot be heard on any of the 7 channels, ensure the telescoping antenna is fully extended and a new set of batteries is in the radio. Press the “TEST” button to lock onto the next NWS broadcast in your area. If this does not work, contact your local NWS office and verify the closest station is on air.
Power Off: Move the slide switch on the right side of the unit to the “OFF” position. The radio will completely turn off and will not be in alert standby mode. For long term storage put the radio in the “OFF” position with the batteries removed.
Alert Mode: The HH50B weather radio has an innovative, automatic alert system. During an emergency, NWS forecasters will send out a special tone to activate weather radios in the listening area; the HH50B radio is automatically activated and sounds a loud tone for 15 seconds then switches to the NWS broadcast. Emergency weather bulletins include alerts for: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms, and other severe weather. Other emergencies might include: Amber alerts, hazardous explosions, wildfires, chemical spills, tsunamis, and other civil emergencies. To put the radio into alert mode – move the slide switch on the right side of the unit to the “ALERT” position.
Volume Adjusting: To adjust the listening volume of the radio, put the radio into broadcast mode by moving the slide switch to the “ON” position. Then, using the up and down buttons, adjust to the desired listening level.
Test Button: To ensure the alert function of the radio is working, move the slide switch to the “ALERT” position. Then, press and hold the TEST button for 3 seconds. You will hear the alert tone. Press the TEST button again to silence the tone.
Weather Channel Rescan: While the radio is in the “ON” position, press the TEST button for 1 second. The radio will rescan and lock onto the strongest broadcast signal.
One Year Limited Warranty
Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, your HH50B Pocket Weather Radio which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within ONE Year following the initial consumer purchase. Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, freight prepaid, along with a copy of the original sales receipt to Midland Radio Corporation at the address provided below. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state.