Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 09:53:09

74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
OFF... help?

I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

any / all help appreciated.

p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
small, easy to break, etc...

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 03:51:06


On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

Quote:>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>OFF... help?

>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>any / all help appreciated.

>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>small, easy to break, etc...

You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
posted.

thanks again... ;-)

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 05:23:41


> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>>OFF... help?

>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>any / all help appreciated.

>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>small, easy to break, etc...

> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
> posted.

> thanks again... ;-)

Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit to
offer much more than -

1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you either
repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor to
supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off switch -
OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 06:51:03

On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>>>OFF... help?

>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>> posted.

>> thanks again... ;-)

>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit to
>offer much more than -

>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you either
>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor to
>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off switch -
>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
buy one.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:02:57


> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>>>>OFF... help?

>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>>> posted.

>>> thanks again... ;-)

>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit to
>>offer much more than -

>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you either
>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor to
>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off switch -
>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
> buy one.

HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more convenient
than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
unit.

L.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Tue, 21 Aug 2007 08:23:54




>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>>>>>OFF... help?

>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>>>> posted.

>>>> thanks again... ;-)

>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit to
>>>offer much more than -

>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you either
>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor
>>>to
>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off switch -
>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
>> buy one.

> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more convenient
> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
> unit.

> L.

Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR inside, it
"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if you
don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is, is the
case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're asking
for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to "protect you".
Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them. I guess
the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition would
have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.

What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery purchase -
according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of any
"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 04:44:23

On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"





>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the unit
>>>>>>OFF... help?

>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>>>>> posted.

>>>>> thanks again... ;-)

>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit to
>>>>offer much more than -

>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you either
>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor
>>>>to
>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off switch -
>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
>>> buy one.

>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more convenient
>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
>> unit.

>> L.

>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR inside, it
>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if you
>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is, is the
>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're asking
>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to "protect you".
>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them. I guess
>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition would
>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.

>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery purchase -
>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of any
>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.

I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.

The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the time,
date, etc...

You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
working..

It's a stupid radio.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 05:42:49


> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"





>>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the
>>>>>>>unit
>>>>>>>OFF... help?

>>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>>>>>> posted.

>>>>>> thanks again... ;-)

>>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit
>>>>>to
>>>>>offer much more than -

>>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you
>>>>>either
>>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor
>>>>>to
>>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off
>>>>>switch -
>>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

>>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
>>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

>>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

>>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
>>>> buy one.

>>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
>>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more
>>> convenient
>>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
>>> unit.

>>> L.

>>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR inside, it
>>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if you
>>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is, is the
>>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're
>>asking
>>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to "protect
>>you".
>>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them. I
>>guess
>>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
>>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition would
>>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.

>>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
>>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery purchase -
>>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of any
>>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.

> I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.

> The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the time,
> date, etc...

> You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
> working..

> It's a stupid radio.

Well, being it "supposedly" recharges cells in the radio - get yourself a
set of rechargeables and see if it helps........ If nothing else, take it
back to where you bought it for an exchange or refund.

L.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:02:15

On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:42:49 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"





>>>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



>>>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

>>>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the
>>>>>>>>unit
>>>>>>>>OFF... help?

>>>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.

>>>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.

>>>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
>>>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...

>>>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.

>>>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..

>>>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.

>>>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
>>>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.

>>>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
>>>>>>> posted.

>>>>>>> thanks again... ;-)

>>>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit
>>>>>>to
>>>>>>offer much more than -

>>>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you
>>>>>>either
>>>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor
>>>>>>to
>>>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.

>>>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off
>>>>>>switch -
>>>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
>>>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.

>>>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
>>>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.

>>>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.

>>>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
>>>>> buy one.

>>>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
>>>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more
>>>> convenient
>>>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
>>>> unit.

>>>> L.

>>>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR inside, it
>>>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if you
>>>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is, is the
>>>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're
>>>asking
>>>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to "protect
>>>you".
>>>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them. I
>>>guess
>>>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
>>>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition would
>>>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.

>>>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
>>>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery purchase -
>>>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of any
>>>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.

>> I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.

>> The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the time,
>> date, etc...

>> You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
>> working..

>> It's a stupid radio.

>Well, being it "supposedly" recharges cells in the radio - get yourself a
>set of rechargeables and see if it helps........ If nothing else, take it
>back to where you bought it for an exchange or refund.

>L.

1. The "charger" was not included.
2. The re-stocking free + shipping cost would make returning it very
expensive.
3. I'm too stupid to have simply waited for the Oregon Scientific
radios.
 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 04:04:39

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:02:15 -0400, Crackles McFarly

:>On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:42:49 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>

:>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>>>



:>>>>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>>>>>>

:>>>>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn the
:>>>>>>>>>unit
:>>>>>>>>>OFF... help?
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to program, too
:>>>>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...
:>>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland website..
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible now.
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk about
:>>>>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is already
:>>>>>>>> posted.
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>> thanks again... ;-)
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this unit
:>>>>>>>to
:>>>>>>>offer much more than -
:>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you
:>>>>>>>either
:>>>>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional adaptor
:>>>>>>>to
:>>>>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.
:>>>>>>>
:>>>>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off
:>>>>>>>switch -
:>>>>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the switch -
:>>>>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in non
:>>>>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd not
:>>>>>> buy one.
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>>
:>>>>>
:>>>>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on the
:>>>>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more
:>>>>> convenient
:>>>>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in the
:>>>>> unit.
:>>>>>
:>>>>> L.
:>>>>>
:>>>>
:>>>>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR inside, it
:>>>>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if you
:>>>>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is, is the
:>>>>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're
:>>>>asking
:>>>>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to "protect
:>>>>you".
:>>>>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them. I
:>>>>guess
:>>>>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
:>>>>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition would
:>>>>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.
:>>>>
:>>>>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
:>>>>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery purchase -
:>>>>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of any
:>>>>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.
:>>>>
:>>>
:>>> I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.
:>>>
:>>> The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the time,
:>>> date, etc...
:>>>
:>>> You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
:>>> working..
:>>>
:>>> It's a stupid radio.
:>>>
:>>
:>>Well, being it "supposedly" recharges cells in the radio - get yourself a
:>>set of rechargeables and see if it helps........ If nothing else, take it
:>>back to where you bought it for an exchange or refund.
:>>
:>>L.
:>>
:>
:>
:>1. The "charger" was not included.
:>2. The re-stocking free + shipping cost would make returning it very
:>expensive.
:>3. I'm too stupid to have simply waited for the Oregon Scientific
:>radios.
:>

I cannot grab the icon images from the pdf file but if you see nothing
on your dispaly that looks like a speaker or says NOAA the radio is
off as per #4 below.  

Hope this helps.   :)

OWNERS MANUAL FOR THE 74-250
http://www.midlandradio.com Page 10 of 15

LISTENING TO WEATHER BROADCASTS
These icons indicate the receiving mode. To change modes, press and
hold the SNOOZE/FUNC button until the desired mode is showing.

1.This icon indicates that weather alerts will only display and not
sound.

2.This icon indicates the weather receive is in voice listening mode.

3.This icon without 1 or 2 indicates normal alert monitoring mode.

4.When no icons are displayed, the radio is off. Only time and
temperature is active.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 04:55:03


> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:02:15 -0400, Crackles McFarly

> :>On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:42:49 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

> :>


> :>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

> :>>>




> :>>>>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

> :>>>>>>


> :>>>>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn
> the
> :>>>>>>>>>unit
> :>>>>>>>>>OFF... help?
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to
> program, too
> :>>>>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...
> :>>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland
> website..
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible
> now.
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk
> about
> :>>>>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is
> already
> :>>>>>>>> posted.
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>> thanks again... ;-)
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this
> unit
> :>>>>>>>to
> :>>>>>>>offer much more than -
> :>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you
> :>>>>>>>either
> :>>>>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional
> adaptor
> :>>>>>>>to
> :>>>>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.
> :>>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off
> :>>>>>>>switch -
> :>>>>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the
> switch -
> :>>>>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in
> non
> :>>>>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd
> not
> :>>>>>> buy one.
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>>
> :>>>>>
> :>>>>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on
> the
> :>>>>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more
> :>>>>> convenient
> :>>>>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in
> the
> :>>>>> unit.
> :>>>>>
> :>>>>> L.
> :>>>>>
> :>>>>
> :>>>>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR
> inside, it
> :>>>>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if
> you
> :>>>>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is,
> is the
> :>>>>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're
> :>>>>asking
> :>>>>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to
> "protect
> :>>>>you".
> :>>>>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them.
> I
> :>>>>guess
> :>>>>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
> :>>>>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition
> would
> :>>>>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.
> :>>>>
> :>>>>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
> :>>>>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery
> purchase -
> :>>>>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of
> any
> :>>>>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.
> :>>>>
> :>>>
> :>>> I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.
> :>>>
> :>>> The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the
> time,
> :>>> date, etc...
> :>>>
> :>>> You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
> :>>> working..
> :>>>
> :>>> It's a stupid radio.
> :>>>
> :>>
> :>>Well, being it "supposedly" recharges cells in the radio - get yourself
> a
> :>>set of rechargeables and see if it helps........ If nothing else, take
> it
> :>>back to where you bought it for an exchange or refund.
> :>>
> :>>L.
> :>>
> :>
> :>
> :>1. The "charger" was not included.
> :>2. The re-stocking free + shipping cost would make returning it very
> :>expensive.
> :>3. I'm too stupid to have simply waited for the Oregon Scientific
> :>radios.
> :>

> I cannot grab the icon images from the pdf file but if you see nothing
> on your dispaly that looks like a speaker or says NOAA the radio is
> off as per #4 below.

> Hope this helps.   :)

> OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE 74-250
> http://www.midlandradio.com Page 10 of 15

> LISTENING TO WEATHER BROADCASTS
> These icons indicate the receiving mode. To change modes, press and
> hold the SNOOZE/FUNC button until the desired mode is showing.

> 1.This icon indicates that weather alerts will only display and not
> sound.

> 2.This icon indicates the weather receive is in voice listening mode.

> 3.This icon without 1 or 2 indicates normal alert monitoring mode.

> 4.When no icons are displayed, the radio is off. Only time and
> temperature is active.

There ya go - Crackles! "Sarah" came through for you. Maybe now - you can
"appreciate" the radio - not feel it was a "loss".
Good luck!

L.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:06:19

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:55:03 -0400, "Radiosrfun"


:>> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 01:02:15 -0400, Crackles McFarly
:>>
:>> :>On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:42:49 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>> :>


:>> :>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:23:54 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>> :>>>



:>> :>>>>>> On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 16:23:41 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

:>> :>>>>>>


:>> :>>>>>>>> On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:53:09 -0400, Crackles McFarly

:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>74-250(c) MIDLAND [yellow one], cannot figure out how to turn
:>> the
:>> :>>>>>>>>>unit
:>> :>>>>>>>>>OFF... help?
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>I'll be buying dozens of batteries per month at this rate.
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>any / all help appreciated.
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>>p.s. this radio [midland 74-250(c)] sucks and is hard to
:>> program, too
:>> :>>>>>>>>>small, easy to break, etc...
:>> :>>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> You guys don't fall over each other to help me all at once.
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> I found my answer, no not from the manual, nor the midland
:>> website..
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> Could have received an answer here but that seems impossible
:>> now.
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> I guess these [4] newsgroups are nothing more than 'let's talk
:>> about
:>> :>>>>>>>> how far I got out [miles] last night' bragging etc.
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> OK, I guess I'll just READ messages and hope my answer is
:>> already
:>> :>>>>>>>> posted.
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>> thanks again... ;-)
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>Sorry, I had a rather busy week....... I'm not familiar with this
:>> unit
:>> :>>>>>>>to
:>> :>>>>>>>offer much more than -
:>> :>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>1. IF it is soley battery powered - remove the batteries until you
:>> :>>>>>>>either
:>> :>>>>>>>repair the unit yourself or get it repaired, or use an optional
:>> adaptor
:>> :>>>>>>>to
:>> :>>>>>>>supply power. But duh - you probably already knew that.
:>> :>>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>>2. As to the problem - sounds like you've got a defective on/off
:>> :>>>>>>>switch -
:>> :>>>>>>>OR - possibly a strand of wire or solder blob - across the
:>> switch -
:>> :>>>>>>>effectively shorting it out - and not useable for control.
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>> midland are tards... Manual says to 'save batteries' place unit in
:>> non
:>> :>>>>>> receive mode, their is NOT AN OFF SWITCH according to manual.
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>> I will NEVER buy anything again from midland.
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>> Even if midland had an offer of 2 high-end computers for $99 I'd
:>> not
:>> :>>>>>> buy one.
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>>
:>> :>>>>>
:>> :>>>>> HUH? No on/off switch? THAT IS WEIRD! Well, if there is any room on
:>> the
:>> :>>>>> chassis/cabinet, you could always wire one in - sure a lot more
:>> :>>>>> convenient
:>> :>>>>> than burning up batteries. "Shouldn't" take much to put a switch in
:>> the
:>> :>>>>> unit.
:>> :>>>>>
:>> :>>>>> L.
:>> :>>>>>
:>> :>>>>
:>> :>>>>Not able to see a top, rear, or right side view of the unit OR
:>> inside, it
:>> :>>>>"appears" you "might" be able to put a micro toggle switch on it - if
:>> you
:>> :>>>>don't mind drilling a small hole in the case. BUT - the problem is,
:>> is the
:>> :>>>>case is supposed to be "Water proof". So - to drill any holes, you're
:>> :>>>>asking
:>> :>>>>for trouble. Apparently - they've designed it to remain on to
:>> "protect
:>> :>>>>you".
:>> :>>>>Most of the Weather radios I've seen, had an on/off control on them.
:>> I
:>> :>>>>guess
:>> :>>>>the "Snooze" mode - maybe would work OR on a channel not covered by
:>> :>>>>N.O.A.A. - in your area. What would then be a "Squelched" condition
:>> would
:>> :>>>>have less drain on the cells - but still drain - none the less.
:>> :>>>>
:>> :>>>>What sort of batteries are you using? It "says" it has "in unit
:>> :>>>>charging"............ So - you should be able to reduce battery
:>> purchase -
:>> :>>>>according to that. Does it have a drop in charger? It says nothing of
:>> any
:>> :>>>>"jack" to charge with only and earphone jack.
:>> :>>>>
:>> :>>>
:>> :>>> I'm using those reg expensive store bought batteries, not rchargeble.
:>> :>>>
:>> :>>> The weatheradiio is suppose to be in standby mode, but shows the
:>> time,
:>> :>>> date, etc...
:>> :>>>
:>> :>>> You can put it in alert mode, it claims the 'reciever' is then
:>> :>>> working..
:>> :>>>
:>> :>>> It's a stupid radio.
:>> :>>>
:>> :>>
:>> :>>Well, being it "supposedly" recharges cells in the radio - get yourself
:>> a
:>> :>>set of rechargeables and see if it helps........ If nothing else, take
:>> it
:>> :>>back to where you bought it for an exchange or refund.
:>> :>>
:>> :>>L.
:>> :>>
:>> :>
:>> :>
:>> :>1. The "charger" was not included.
:>> :>2. The re-stocking free + shipping cost would make returning it very
:>> :>expensive.
:>> :>3. I'm too stupid to have simply waited for the Oregon Scientific
:>> :>radios.
:>> :>
:>>
:>> I cannot grab the icon images from the pdf file but if you see nothing
:>> on your dispaly that looks like a speaker or says NOAA the radio is
:>> off as per #4 below.
:>>
:>> Hope this helps.   :)
:>>
:>>
:>> OWNER'S MANUAL FOR THE 74-250
:>> http://www.midlandradio.com Page 10 of 15
:>>
:>>
:>> LISTENING TO WEATHER BROADCASTS
:>> These icons indicate the receiving mode. To change modes, press and
:>> hold the SNOOZE/FUNC button until the desired mode is showing.
:>>
:>> 1.This icon indicates that weather alerts will only display and not
:>> sound.
:>>
:>> 2.This icon indicates the weather receive is in voice listening mode.
:>>
:>> 3.This icon without 1 or 2 indicates normal alert monitoring mode.
:>>
:>> 4.When no icons are displayed, the radio is off. Only time and
:>> temperature is active.
:>>
:>
:>There ya go - Crackles! "Sarah" came through for you. Maybe now - you can
:>"appreciate" the radio - not feel it was a "loss".
:>Good luck!
:>
:>L.

   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
"shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
radio now he knows how to shut it off.  

Way back when in the stone age of CB radio I had a set of Midland
handheld tranceivers and they were very good.   Cost my Dad a heap of
cash back then because they had a 3 mile range!   Wow!   :)   Wish I
still had them but like loads of other things from that era, Barbie
dolls, etc... they were sold at a yard sale when I outgrew them.

Regards,  Sarah

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:42:19


> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:55:03 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

>   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
> find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
> handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
> in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
> more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
> "shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
> radio now he knows how to shut it off.

> Way back when in the stone age of CB radio I had a set of Midland
> handheld tranceivers and they were very good.   Cost my Dad a heap of
> cash back then because they had a 3 mile range!   Wow!   :)   Wish I
> still had them but like loads of other things from that era, Barbie
> dolls, etc... they were sold at a yard sale when I outgrew them.

> Regards,  Sarah

I didn't see his initial post for the assistance - to start with. When
seeing the one of not getting any replies, I figured I'd "try" to offer
"some" sort of help. Not being familiar with the unit, the help was basic at
best. It doesn't matter if an answer is the right one - no one answer always
falls into that category. The fact is, you "offer" to help in however you
can. It is up to the poster to accept it or reject it - try it or not. If
he - owning the unit - knows full well a suggestion can't work or has
already been tried, then move on to the next.

You managed to get what appears to be the best of help to him - so the
credit goes to you.

Yeah, I know what you mean about the radios and so on. My dad bought us a
set of walkie talkies - 3 channel jobs - and at that time - my parents were
coerced into CB by some aunts and uncles. I had already had a knack for
electronics, tearing things apart - etc. Well, that first set of walkie
talkies - combined with the CB thingy going - was my opening. I wasn't
satisfied with the range - so I started experimenting and finding my work -
to be making some progress - though I was still dumb as a stump when it come
to electronics. So - I then went and bought a bunch of books from money from
cutting grass and doing all sorts of errands, chores, etc. Started learning
on my own - til I got into High School - for a "formal" shop class - and
went on from there. I wish I still had those walkie talkies for sentimental
reasons alone.

L.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:41:26


sayd the following:

Quote:>4.When no icons are displayed, the radio is off. Only time and
>temperature is active.

OFF is OFF, not "Only time and temp is active"

try again...