How to Set-Up Midland Weather Radio HH54VP
Insert 3 AA alkaline batteries into the battery compartment for power outages and for traveling out of your home area. Plug the AC adapter into the side jack labeled DC 9V when using the radio at home. Press the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds to turn on the unit. The unit will beep and 12:00 AM will be backlit in the display.
Press the MENU button once.
Press SELECT - Hours will flash.
Press UP/DOWN arrows to set the hours.
Press RIGHT arrow - Single minutes flash; Press UP/DOWN arrows to set the minutes.
Press SELECT - Time is now set.
Press the UP arrow to choose BLT NORM, BLT ON, BLT OFF, then press SELECT.
Note: BLT NORM turns on a backlight whenever any button is pressed and will turn off after 5 seconds; BLT ON means the backlight comes on and will stay on continuously until you turn it off manually through the menu; BLT OFF means there is no backlight until it is turned on manually through the menu.
Press UP or DOWN arrow until ALERT TYPE is displayed. Press SELECT.
Press UP arrow to select VOICE, TONE or DISPLAY.
TONE - Alert tones will sound for five minutes or until you press any button to stop the tones. If you press the WEATHER/SNOOZE button, you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast.
VOICE - Alert tones will sound for about eight seconds, then you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast for about five minutes. If you want to listen longer, press the WEATHER/SNOOZE button.
DISPLAY - Message scrolls across display. No alert sounds will be heard.
Press SELECT to set alert type.
Press UP or DOWN arrow until SAME SET is displayed.
Press SELECT -
Press UP arrow to select SINGLE, MULTIPLE or ANY. SINGLE is for 1 county only, MULTIPLE is for more than 1 county and ANY is for all counties. Note: Your radio comes preprogrammed to receive weather and hazard alert transmissions for all S.A.M.E county codes within range. If this is what you want, set the radio to ANY by pressing SELECT again. If not, read further.
Press SELECT when you see MULTIPLE. SAME 01 is displayed.
Press SELECT "-- -- -- -- -- --" is displayed. The first "--" is flashing.
Press UP arrow to select first digit. (Print out NEWS 25's list of county SAME codes and frequencies at news25.us.)
Press RIGHT arrow to move to next digit.
Press UP arrow to select next digit.
Repeat for all 6 digits.
Press SELECT when all 6 digits are entered. SAME SET is displayed and you're finished if you selected SINGLE. If you selected MULTIPLE, you are ready to enter the next county. Press the UP arrow to set display to SAME 02 to set the next county code. Repeat this step for each additional county (up to 9) you would like to program in your radio.
Press SELECT - Radio comes on so you can hear the broadcasts.
Press the UP arrow to select a channel in your area. (Print out NEWS 25's list of county SAME codes and frequencies at news25.us.)
Press SELECT to set the channel.
Adjust the volume to a comfortable level by using the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN white arrows on the right side of the radio
(Skip this step unless you want to use also want to use this device as an alarm clock)
Press UP or DOWN arrow until ALARM is displayed.
Press the UP arrow to display ON. Press SELECT.
Press UP or DOWN arrow until the hour you want is displayed.
Press RIGHT arrow to save alarm hour and advance to alarm minutes. Program both minute digits the same way. Note: AM/PM changes as you scroll through the hours.
Press SELECT to save the alarm time.
Press MENU button to exit the menu mode.
(To temporarily silence the sleep alarm, press the WX/SNOOZE button. The alarm time will advance by 9 minutes. To silence the alarm for the remainder of the day, press the MENU button.)
In the Home Mode, the radio uses the S.A.M.E settings and channel you programmed.
In the Travel Mode, the radio automatically scans to the first available weather channel with a broadcast signal strong enough to use. As you travel and the signal becomes too weak to use, the radio will automatically resume scanning to find a usable signal. The radio automatically disables the S.A.M.E. settings for Multiple and Single so the radio will only alert for Any counties within range of where you are.
Review all alerts in effect by pressing the UP arrow to scroll through the weather radio's active alert memory. A double beep indicates the end of the list. NO MESSAGE will be displayed if no alerts are active
Once an alert is issued, the color in the display indicates the type of alert.
Red = Warning
Orange = Watch
Yellow = Advisory