Roberts R9929 Specifications

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ROBERTS
R9929
PLL Digital 3 band radio with
station name display
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Important Information ......................................................... 1
Operating your radio using RDS ...................................... 16
Automatic plug and play setup .......................................... 2
Display modes ................................................................. 16
Controls ........................................................................... 3-4
Alternate frequency (AF) .................................................. 16
Display ............................................................................... 5
Radio text ......................................................................... 17
Battery Operation ............................................................... 6
Programme type display (PTY) ....................................... 17
Mains Operation ................................................................. 6
Programme type search .................................................. 18
Setting the clock automatically .......................................... 7
Traffic announcements (TA) ....................................... 18-19
Setting the clock manually ................................................. 8
Display backlight .............................................................. 20
Setting the day of week manually ...................................... 8
Demonstration mode ....................................................... 20
Setting the alarm time ........................................................ 9
Headphones ..................................................................... 20
Displaying the alarm time .................................................. 9
Troubleshooting ............................................................... 21
Wake to buzzer .................................................................. 9
General ............................................................................ 21
Wake to radio ................................................................... 10
Specifications ................................................................... 22
Snooze control ................................................................. 10
Circuit features ................................................................. 22
Sleep timer ....................................................................... 10
Weekend alarm cancel .................................................... 11
Operating your radio - search tuning ............................... 11
Important Information - please read before use
Operating your radio - manual tuning .............................. 12
To assist the auto setup of your radio it is recommended
that, before connecting your radio to a power supply
(batteries or mains), to fully extend the telescopic aerial
and place your radio in a position where radio reception
is best.
note : the two LR6 (AA size) batteries provide power for
the clock/memory backup and must be fitted at all times.
Presetting stations ........................................................... 13
Recalling a preset station ................................................ 14
Last station memory ........................................................ 14
RDS features ................................................................... 15
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Automatic Plug and Play setup
When your radio is first connected to a power supply (batteries or mains)
or after a power failure (when backup batteries are not installed), the
Auto setup will proceed as follows:• Automatically search all wavebands and store stations in
presets.
• Automatically set the time and day of week.
1. Install batteries or connect to mains (see page 6). Your radio will
show "SEARCHING FM PLEASE WAIT' followed by a Demonstration of the RDS features available.
2. Your radio is ready for use when the Auto Time indicator
flashing.
3. The auto time indicator
is carried out.
stops
will flash in the display whilst time setting
4. If the first station detected by the automatic setup does not carry
Clock Time information your radio will automatically change to
another station after 1-2 minutes. This process will repeat until the
clock is set.
5. Press the Power button to switch on your radio and press one of the
Preset buttons to select a station. Adjust the volume using the
Volume control. To switch off your radio press the Power button.
Note:- Auto setup can take up to 5 minutes to complete and is
dependent on the signal strength and number of stations in your
area.
To interrupt the Auto setup press and release the Memo button.
Should Auto setup fail, setting the clock and pre-setting stations can
be carried out manually as described in the following sections.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Controls
(Top)
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1. Power button
7. Display button
13. Tuning control
19. Tuning up button
2. Mains LED indicator
8. Band button
14. Sleep button
3. Alternate frequency button
9. Memo button
15. Snooze button
20. Liquid crystal display
(LCD)
4. Radio text button
10. Preset buttons
16. Time button
21. Treble control
5. Traffic button
11. Telescopic aerial
17. Alarm button
22. Bass control
6. Program type button
12. Weekend cancel button
18. Tuning down button
23. Volume control
Controls
(Rear)
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24. Headphone socket (on side)
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26. Mains socket
25. Battery compartment
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Display
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1. Auto time indicator
2. Traffic information indicator
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8. Sleep time indicator
9. Programme type indicator
3. Enhanced other networks indicator
10. Radio alarm indicator
4. RDS indicator
11. Buzzer alarm indicator
5. Memory indicator
12. Waveband indicator
6. Radio text indicator
13. Frequency, time and text display area
7. Weekend cancel indicator
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Battery operation
1. Remove the Battery cover on the rear of the unit by pushing the
battery door in and downwards.
2. Insert two LR6 (AA size) batteries into the small spaces under flap
with yellow label. Insert four LR14 (C size) batteries into the remaining spaces in the compartment. Take care to ensure all batteries are
inserted with the correct polarity as shown inside the battery compartment. Replace the battery cover.
note : the two LR6 (AA size) batteries provide power for the
clock/memory backup and must be fitted at all times.
3. Reduced power, distortion and a ‘stuttering’ sound are all signs that
the batteries may need replacing.
4. If the radio is not to be used for any extended period of time it is
recommended that the batteries are removed from the radio.
We would recommend for economy that the R9929 is used on the
mains whenever possible with battery operation for occasional or
stand-by use only.
Mains operation
1. Place your radio on a flat surface.
2. Plug the mains lead into the Socket located on the rear of your radio
ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the socket.
3. Plug the other end of the mains lead into a wall socket and switch on
the wall socket.
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Setting the clock automatically
The clock time and day of week can be set automatically when receiving
an RDS station that transmits clock time (CT). The CT information is
transmitted once every minute. If the station has sufficient signal
strength the clock will set within one or two minutes.
1. Switch on the radio with the Power button.
2. Select the FM waveband using the Band button.
3. Fully extend the Telescopic aerial.
5. Repeatedly press the Time button until the auto time symbol
appears in the display.
6. Press and hold down the Up or Down buttons until the frequency
in the display begins to change rapidly, release the button.
7. The radio will now start to search the FM waveband and will stop
when it finds a station of sufficient strength. If the station is of
sufficient strength the
symbol will light up in the liquid
crystal display.
8. The auto time indicator
will flash in the liquid crystal display
indicating that the radio is waiting for the RDS time signal. The
indicator will stop flashing when the time is set.
If the clock does not set within three to four minutes, the radio station
may not be transmitting clock time (CT) information - try another
radio station.eg. BBC R1, R2, R3 or R4.
The clock time and day of week are updated each time the radio is
switched on and whilst listening to an RDS station transmitting clock
time (CT) information.
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Setting the clock manually
1. Ensure that the radio is switched off.
2. Repeatedly press the Time button until the auto time symbol
is removed from the display.
3. Press and hold down the Time button.
4. Whilst the Time button is held down set the time by rotating the
Tuning control or by pressing the Up or Down buttons. The clock
uses the 24 hour system e.g. 2:30pm is shown as 14:30
5. Release the Time button when clock setting is complete.
Setting the day of week manually
1. Ensure that the radio is switched off.
2. Press and hold down the Snooze button.
3. Whilst the Snooze button is held down set the day of week by
rotating the Tuning control or by pressing the Up or Down buttons
4. Release the Snooze button when day of week setting is complete.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Setting the alarm time
1. Press and hold down the Alarm button.
2. Whilst the Alarm button is held down set the alarm time by rotating
the Tuning control or by pressing the Up or Down buttons. The
clock uses the 24 hour system e.g. 2:30pm is shown as 14:30. At this
stage disregard symbols.
3. Release the Alarm button when alarm setting is complete.
Displaying the alarm time
1. Ensure that the radio is switched off.
2. Press the Display button once to display alarm time. Clock time will
resume automatically after 3 seconds.
Wake to buzzer
1. Set the alarm time as previously described.
2. Switch off your radio using the Power Button. Repeatedly press
and release the Alarm button until the
display.
symbol appears in the
3. At the preselected time the buzzer will turn on. The buzzer will
switch off automatically after 90 minutes. The buzzer alarm may be
turned off for 24 hours by pressing the Power button.
4. To permanently cancel the buzzer alarm repeatedly press and
release the Alarm button until the
removed from the display.
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and
symbols are
Wake to radio
1. Set the alarm time as previously described. Tune to the required
station and set the Volume control to the level at which you wish to
wake.
3. Switch off your radio using the Power Button. Repeatedly press and
release the Alarm button until the
symbol appears in the
display.
4. At the preselected time the radio will turn on. The radio will switch off
automatically after 90 minutes. The radio alarm may be turned off for
24 hours by pressing the Power button.
5. To permanently cancel the radio alarm repeatedly press and release
the Alarm button until the
the display.
and
symbols are removed from
Snooze control
1. The radio or buzzer alarm can be silenced for 5 minutes by pressing
the Snooze button. This sequence can be repeated during the 90
minutes alarm period.
Sleep timer
Your radio can be set to turn off after a preset time has elapsed.
1. Press and hold down the
button until the desired time is
reached (maximum 90 minutes in 10 minute steps). The radio will
switch off after the sleep time has elapsed.
2. To cancel the sleep function before the preset time has expired,
press the Power button.
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Weekend alarm cancel
If you do not wish to be woken by the preset alarm at weekends proceed
as follows:1. Repeatedly press and release the Weekend cancel button until the
WEC symbol appears in the display. The alarm will now only sound
on weekdays.
2. Press the Weekend cancel button to switch off this function. The
WEC symbol will be removed from the display
Operating your radio - search tuning
1. Switch on your radio by pressing the Power button.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Band button. The
waveband selected will appear in the display. On FM fully extend the
Telescopic aerial. On MW and LW rotate your radio for best
reception.
3. Press and hold down either the Tuning Up or Down buttons until
the frequency in the display begins to change rapidly. Release the
button.
4. Your radio will scan the selected waveband, stopping each time it
finds a station of sufficient strength. Adjust the Volume control ,
Bass and Treble controls to the required settings.
5. To search for additional stations repeat the above procedure.
Search tuning may be stopped by a single press on either the
Tuning Up or Down buttons.
6. Press the Power button to turn off your radio.
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Operating your radio - manual tuning
1. Switch on your radio by pressing the Power button.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Band button. The
waveband selected will appear in the display. On FM fully extend the
Telescopic aerial. On MW and LW rotate your radio for best
reception.
3. Rotate the Tuning control to select the required frequency. The
frequency steps are:- FM 50kHz, MW 9kHz and LW 1kHz. Adjust
the Volume control , Bass and Treble controls to the required
settings.
4. Press the Power button to turn off your radio.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Pre-setting stations
You may store up to 10 different stations on each of the three wavebands
giving a total of 30 preset stations.
1. Switch on your radio using the Power button.
2. Select the desired waveband using the Band button.
3. Tune into the required station using one of the tuning methods
previously described.
4. Press and release the Memo button, the word 'Memory' will flash
in the display.
5. Whilst 'Memory' is flashing press one of the Preset buttons under
which you wish to store the station. Presets 6 to 10 are obtained by
pressing the Preset button twice.
6. Press the Memo button to store the station. The preset number will
now appear under 'Memory' in the display.
7. Repeat the above procedure for the remaining presets
8. Press the Power button to turn off your radio.
Note: Pre-setting of stations can only be carried out whilst 'Memory' is
flashing in the display (5 seconds).
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Recalling a preset station
1. Switch on your radio using the Power button.
2. Select the desired waveband using the Band button.
3. Press one of the Preset buttons to recall the station. Presets 6 to
10 are obtained by pressing the Preset button twice.
Last station memory
1. Your radio provides an automatic last station memory function. This
function recalls the station that was playing when the radio was
switched off.
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Radio Data System (RDS)
The Radio Data System (RDS) is a system in which inaudible digital information is transmitted in addition to the normal FM radio programme. RDS
offers several useful features, the following are available on your radio:-
Programme Identification (PI)
Clock Time (CT) automatic adjustment
This information consists of a code, which is assigned to each individual
radio programme to enable it to be distinguished from all others. It is not
intended for direct display or access by the user but used internally by
the microprocessor.
The Clock Time information transmitted from the broadcasting station
can be used for setting and synchronising the clock of your radio
automatically. The Auto-Time function can be enabled or disabled by the
user.
Programme Service (PS) name
Alternative Frequencies (AF)
The Programme Service name is a text usually consisting of not more
than eight alphanumeric characters. It indicates information about the
programme being broadcast. A station name or an abbreviation is
shown in the display instead of the tuned frequency (Example: BBC R4).
This feature provides a list of Alternative Frequencies for the station
being received. You can switch to those frequencies directly if desired.
Traffic Information System
The Traffic Programme identification (TP) indicates which RDS stations
provide Traffic information. The Traffic Announcement identification
(TA) indicates Traffic information is being broadcast. When TA is
received, the
symbol will flash and the volume increases slightly.
Enhanced Other Network (EON)
Additional information about other programmes within the same network
is transmitted when your broadcasting station is using an Enhanced
Other Network. The EON indicator will be displayed and you will hear
traffic flashes of other programmes within the network automatically (if
the Traffic Announcement / EON function is switched on).
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Programme Type (PTY)
This is an identification number transmitted with each programme to
specify the type of the programme being broadcast e.g. NEWS, ROCK,
CLASSIC etc. The PTY number can be used so that search tuning
responds only to the selected programme type.
Radio Text (RT)
Radio Text is a text message of up to 64 characters in length. It is
displayed by scrolling the characters of the message from right to left.
Note: RDS features are available on the FM band only.
Operating your radio using RDS (Radio data system)
1. Switch on your radio and select the FM waveband.
2. Tune into a station, the display will indicate frequency for two
seconds and then change to show the station name. The
symbol will appear in the display
3. If the station does not carry RDS information only the station
frequency will be shown.
Note: the
operation.
indicator will flash if the signal is too weak for RDS
Display Modes
1. Whilst tuned to an RDS station you can change between station
name and normal time display by pressing the Display button.
Alternate Frequency (AF)
The RDS system provides a list of alternative frequencies for the station
you are tuned to.
1. Switch on your radio and select the FM waveband. Tune into a
station carrying RDS information.
2. Press the AF button, your radio will scan the list of alternate
frequencies and select the one giving best reception. If AF information has not yet been received or is not provided by the station you
are listening to, the radio will remain at the current frequency and the
display will indicate 'NO AF'
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Radio Text (RT)
The RDS system provides a text message of up to 64 characters in
length. It is displayed by scrolling the characters of the message from
right to left.
1. Switch on your radio and select the FM waveband. Tune into a
station carrying RDS information.
2. Press the RT button, the Radio Text symbol will appear in the
display.
3. If the station provides Radio Text, the message will scroll from right
to left in the display.
4. To speed up the scrolling of Radio Text press and hold down the
RT button.
5. If radio text is not available the display will show 'NO TEXT'
6. Press the RT button to switch off the Radio Text display.
Programme type display (PTY)
The RDS system provides display of programme type e.g. NEWS,
ROCK, POP etc.
1. Switch on your radio and select the FM waveband. Tune into a
station carrying RDS information.
2. To display the programme type of the current station press the PTY
button, the programme type will appear in the display. The display
will return to showing station name after approximately 5 seconds.
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Programme Type search (PTY)
1. To search for a station of a particular type, repeatedly press and
release the PTY button until the required programme type is shown
in the display. Press and release either the Up or Down buttons.
2. Your radio will now search for a station of the selected type. When
a station of the required type is found the search will stop and the
station will play. The PTY indicator will flash during programme type
search.
3. Programme type search may be stopped by pressing either the
Up or Down buttons.
Traffic Announcements (TA)
1. Switch on the radio select the FM waveband and tune to an RDS
station. The
symbol will appear in the display.
2. Press the Traffic button once. If the station provides traffic information the
symbol will appear in the display.
3. If the station does not provide traffic information the
symbol will
not appear and the radio will beep indicating that no traffic information is available.
4. During traffic announcements the
symbol will flash in the
display and the volume will increase slightly.
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5. If the station carries Enhanced Other Network information the EON
symbol will appear in the display. The radio will automatically tune
to other stations transmitting traffic information. When the traffic
announcement has finished the radio will re-tune to the previously
selected station.
e.g. If the radio is tuned to a national station such as BBC Radio 4,
it will automatically re-tune to any BBC local station broadcasting
traffic announcements. When the traffic announcement on the local
station is finished the radio will re-tune to the previously selected
station.
Note: There may be occasions when the station to which you are
listening tells the radio to re-tune to a traffic announcement on a local
station that is not receivable at your location. Under these circumstances there will be some hiss before the radio re-tunes back to the
previously selected station.
6. To turn off traffic information press the traffic button, the
will be removed from the display.
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symbol
Display backlight
1. The display backlight will be switched on for 8 seconds whenever a
button is pressed. During Automatic Set Up, Demonstration and
Radio Text modes the display backlight will remain on.
Demonstration mode
Your radio is equipped with a demonstration mode which when active
highlights the main features available on your radio.
1. Press and hold down the Display button until the display enters
Demonstration mode.
2. Press any key to cancel demonstration mode.
Headphones
1. A Headphone Socket (3.5mm) located on the right hand end of your
radio is provided for use with either headphones or an earpiece.
Inserting the headphone plug automatically mutes the internal
loudspeaker.
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Troubleshooting
Due to external interference (caused by static charges from carpets,
thunderstorms, etc.), the control electronics of your radio could receive
bad information. If the display is incomplete or the radio is not responding
to control buttons, proceed as follows:Remove the power supply (the mains and all batteries) and re-install
them again after one minute.
This resets the radio to its initial state. The stored data for the individual
memory positions, the clock, the alarm settings and the Last Station
Memory are all cleared.
General
Do not allow this radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand. Do not
leave your radio where excessive heat could cause damage such as in
a parked car where the heat from the sun can build up even though the
outside temperature may not seem too high. It is recommended that the
FM band be used wherever possible as better results in terms of quality
and freedom from interference will usually be obtained than on the MW
or LW bands.
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Specifications
Circuit Features
Power Requirements
only
Mains
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
Batteries
4 x LR14 (C size) for radio
2 x LR6 (AA size) for clock/memory
Battery Life
Approx. 40hrs of listening for 4 hours a day at
normal volume using alkaline cells.
Loudspeaker
92mm 4ohms
Output Power
1W into 4ohms
Headphone socket
3.5mm dia
Aerial System FM
Telescopic aerial
MW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
LW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.5-108MHz
MW
522- 1620kHz
LW
144- 281kHz
ROBERTS RADIO LIMITED
PO BOX 130
MEXBOROUGH
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
S64 8YT
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
N.B. Damaged or broken telescopic aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently, but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact
Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown below.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline:- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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