This item was a replacement for exact model that had worn out after about 10 years of relentless daily use. Alerts and warnings are relevant. Band selection allows different cities. Has battery back-up slot. Is portable enough to take along when traveling on vacation. Would like for item to last longer,but price makes replacement not a large concern.
Caused by plugging in AC adaptor in pc plug instead of DC input. They are next to each other and easy to plug in wrong input. Solution: Pull batteries out of unit. Unplug AC adapter and let unit sit for about 20 minutes. Reinstall batteries, reprogram and plug in ac adapter in CORRECT input. Problem should be cleared. This is how I fixed the squealing problem on my Midland weather radio.