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Midland HH50B Pocket Weather Alert Radio

photo: Midland HH50B Pocket Weather Alert Radio weather instrument


Price MSRP: $24.99


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Great little lightweight weather radio that runs on batteries, no charger needed! Fantastic for getting a weather report where there is no cell phone signal.


  • Lightweight
  • Batteries—not a charger
  • Small—tiny
  • Easy to use!

As a member of another website, occasionally I receive a product in exchange for an honest review. This is one of those products.

This is an amazing little piece of technology. It allows you to be disconnected from reality and technology while staying safe and alert. Or if you just can't get a cell signal, but you have to know what's coming from the sky. It comes with batteries, so you don't really have to worry about it.

There is a wrist strap on it, an antenna and buttons that are so simple, you can't get it wrong. You turn it on, it scans the seven preset stations for one that comes in well, and reports back the weather to you for the area you are in. You can hit "re-scan" if it's not clear and try again.

There is a volume up and down button and also an alert feature. If you are expecting weather, but don't know when, you can set it to "alert" mode, and it'll kick in if a weather bulletin/bad weather creates an alert for your area. The station gives rainfall for the area/cities in the area, temperatures, forecasts, etc. It's on a kind of loop that updates periodically.

I love that this is something I can use, just in case. Came in very handy to give others on the trail the weather when they asked "is it going to rain?" I could say "no" with a smiling face!

We used this on the Appalachian Trail and I couldn't have been more pleased with how it performed. Can't wait to take it on another adventure!

  1. It's lightweight
  2. It's battery operated, so no need for a charger or outlet
  3. It's tiny...super easy to store in the top pocket of a backpack
  4. Picks up a signal virtually anywhere, even if you can't get a signal on your phone!
  5. VERY easy to use!

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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