This device automatically scans the NOAA weather channels for alerts and updates, all while fitting conveniently in your pocket, purse or pack. The HH50 provides valuable weather information needed for travelers on the go, golf, or camping.
Recommended by the Department of Homeland Security for emergency preparedness. Protect yourself from other hazards and impending dangers, "Safety Made Simple". Weather alerts, danger warnings and other hazards reported directly from National Weather Service
- All weather announcements
- Amber alert (child abduction emergency)
- Nuclear power plant meltdown warning
- Biological Hazarda
- Civil emergency message
- Fire warnings
- Landslide warning
- Midland Radio
- Belt clip
- Wrist strap
- Owner's manual
- Gift box
- Batteries not included
Campers, hikers, fishers, hunters, golfers and anyone who might find themselves in a situation where knowledge of bad weather and emergencies are of critical and particular importance.
This device is constructed to be water resistant in case of accidental exposure.
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 HH50/51 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 HH50/51 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 re-scan and lock onto the strongest broadcast signal.