Roberts SC9908 Specifications

ROBERTS
SC9908
Sound for Generations
3 Band Stereo Radio Cassette
Recorder
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Po w er
Time Display
FM
M W
A la rm o ff
M od e
88
94
5 40
6 00
96
10 0
8 00
10 4
10 00
10 6
10 8
M H z
8 8 -1 0 8 M H z
12 0 0
16 0 0
kH z
5 4 0 -16 0 0 k H z
2 40
2 60
kH z
1 5 0 -2 6 0 k H z
Se t
LW
15 0
16 0
18 0 2 00
2 20
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Controls
(Top)
5
1
2
3
6
7
8
4
9
Fun ction
O p e r a t io n
Mi c
Of f
M anu al
B uzz
A u to
Ta pe
FM
MW
LW
Ra dio
T u n in g
O n
O ff
P h on e s
Volume
F M Stere o
P a use
S to p/E je ct
15
F. F o rw a rd
R ew ind
13
14
P la y
R ec o rd
11
12
10
1. Headphone socket
6. Operation switch
11.Play button
2. Volume control
7. Function switch
12. Rewind button
3. Telescopic aerial
8. Waveband switch
13. Fast forward button
4. Deep bass boost switch
9. Tuning control
5. Microphone
10. Record button
14. Stop/eject button
15. Pause button
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Controls
(Front)
21
17
16
(on rear)
19
18
Mains
20
Tim e Disp lay
FM
MW
Alarm off
Mode
Set
LW
88
5 40
94
96
6 00
15 0 16 0
100 104
8 00
18 0 2 00
10 00
106
12 00
2 20
2 40
MHz
88-108 MHz
16 00
KHz
540 -1600 kHz
2 60
KHz
150-260kHz
108
SC 9908
3 Band Stereo Radio Cassette Recorder
with Programmable Clock Alarm
16. Alarm off button
19. Mode button
17. Mains indicator
20. Set button
18. Clock display
21. Mono/Stereo switch (on rear)
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Battery operation
IMPORTANT - The LR6 (AA size battery) must be fitted at all times to
provide power for the clock.
1. Remove the Battery cover on the rear of the unit by pushing the
catches in the direction of the arrow.
2. Insert one LR6 (AA size) battery into the small space in the battery
compartment. The clock display will now appear. The LR6 (AA size)
battery provides power for the clock and must remain fitted at all
times.
3. Insert four LR14 (C size) batteries into the remaining spaces in the
battery compartment. Take care to ensure all batteries are inserted
with the correct polarity as shown inside the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover.
4. Reduced power, distortion, and a ‘stuttering’ sound are all signs that
the batteries may need replacing.
5. If your radio cassette 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 SC9908 is used on the
mains whenever possible with battery operation for occasional or
stand-by use only.
Mains operation
1. Place your radio cassette on a flat surface.
2. Plug the mains lead into the Mains socket located on the rear of your
radio cassette ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the socket.
ON
3. Plug the other end into a wall socket and switch on. The Mains
indicator will light up indicating that the radio is connected to the
mains supply. The batteries will be automatically disconnected.
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Listening to the radio
FM operation
F u n c tio n
O p e ra tio n
O ff
M anual
R a d io
Tape
A u to
B uzz
1. Ensure that the Operation switch is in the 'Manual' position.
2. Set the Function switch to the 'Radio' position.
3. Select 'FM' using the Waveband switch.
4. Adjust the Volume control until a hissing sound is heard.
LW
M W
FM
5. The Telescopic aerial which is only operational on FM, should be fully
extended.
6. Carefully tune to the desired station using the Tuning control.
7. Angle and rotate the Telescopic aerial to a position giving the best
reception. A knuckle joint at the base of the aerial allows this movement
and an angle of 45 degrees will usually be satisfactory. The FM band
is marked in Megahertz (MHz).
V o lu m e
8. To receive stereo broacasts set the Mono/Stereo switch located on
the rear of your radio cassette to the 'FM ST.' position the Stereo
indicator will light up. If the station being received is weak some hiss
may be audible, to reduce the hiss set the Mono/Stereo switch to the
'Mono' position to return to mono operation.
Power
Tim e Display
Alarm off
Mode
FM
Set
MW
LW
88
540
94
96
600
150 160
800
10 0 10 4
1000
180 200
220
10 6
1200
240
10 8
M Hz
88-108MHz
1600
KH z
540-1600 kHz
260
KH z
150-260kHz
SC 9908
3 BandStereoRadioCassetteRecorder
withProgrammable Clock Alarm
9. Adjust the Deep bass boost switch to the required position.
10. To switch off the radio set the Function switch to the 'Tape Off '
position.
F u n c tio n
T u n in g
O ff
Tape
R a d io
O n
O ff
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Medium and long wave operation
F u n c tio n
O p e ra tio n
O ff
M anual
1. Ensure that the Operation switch is in the 'Manual' position.
Tape
A u to
B uzz
R a d io
2. Set the Function switch to the 'Radio' position.
3. Select 'MW' or 'LW' using the Waveband switch.
4. Adjust the Volume control until a hissing sound is heard.
5. Carefully tune to the desired station using the Tuning control.
LW
M W
FM
6. Rotate your radio cassette for optimum reception.
7. The MW and LW bands are marked in kilohertz (kHz).
8. Adjust the Deep bass boost switch to the required position.
9. To switch off the radio set the Function switch to the 'Tape Off'
position.
V o lu m e
Power
Tim e Display
FM
MW
Alarm off
Mode
88
540
94
600
96
10 0 10 4
800
1000
10 6
1200
10 8
M Hz
88-108MHz
1600
KH z
540-1600 kHz
260
KH z
150-260kHz
Set
LW
150
160 180 200
220
240
SC 9908
3 BandStereo Radio Cassette Recorder
withProgrammableClock Alarm
F u n c tio n
T u n in g
O ff
Tape
O n
O ff
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R a d io
Listening to cassette tapes
F u n c tio n
O p e ra tio n
O ff
M anual
1. Ensure that the Operation switch is in the 'Manual' position.
Tape
A u to
B uzz
R a d io
2. Set the Function switch to the 'Tape' position.
3. Press the Stop eject button to open the Cassette compartment .
4. Insert a pre-recorded cassette with the tape surface uppermost and the
side with the desired recording facing towards you.
5. Close the Cassette compartment.
6. Depress the Play button and adjust the Volume control to suit your
personal taste.
7. Adjust the Deep bass boost switch to the required position.
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8. Use the Fast forward or Rewind buttons to locate a specific part of
the tape.
9. If you wish to temporarily stop the playback depress thePause button.
When you are ready to resume playback press the Pause button a
second time.
10. To stop the tape and switch off your radio cassette press the Stop/
Eject button.
O n
O ff
V o lu m e
P ause
S to p /E je c t
F . F o rw a rd
R e w in d
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Recording from the Radio
1. Ensure that the Operation switch is in the 'Manual' position.
F u n c tio n
O p e ra tio n
O ff
M anual
R a d io
Tape
A u to
B uzz
2. Set the Function switch to the 'Radio' position.
3. Tune in to the desired station.
4. Adjust the Volume control to suit your requirements.
6. Insert a blank cassette with the tape surface uppermost.
7. Depress the Record button to commence recording.
T u n in g
8. The recording level is set automatically and is not affected by the
setting of the Volume control.
9. To stop the recording press the Stop/Eject button.
V o lu m e
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S to p /E je c t
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R e w in d
P la y
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Recording from the Internal Microphone
1. Ensure that the Operation switch is in the 'Manual' position.
F u n c tio n
O p e ra tio n
O ff
M anual
R a d io
Tape
A u to
B uzz
2. Set the Function switch to the 'Tape' position.
3. Insert a blank cassette with the tape surface uppermost.
4. Press the Record button to commence recording.
Note : to reduce background noise it is important to speak as close as
possible to the Internal microphone .
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S to p /E je c t
F . F o rw a rd
R e w in d
R e c o rd
P la y
M ic
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Setting the clock
1. Press the Set button six times, the display will show the hours digit.
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M ode
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2. Press the Mode button until the required hour is displayed.
3. Press the Set button, the display will show the minutes digit.
4. Press the Mode button until the required minute is displayed.
5. Press the Set button to return to the normal clock display.
6. Press the Mode button to start the clock at the selected time. The
colon between the hours and minutes digit will flash showing that the
clock is running.
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Note : When setting the hours digit pressing and holding down the mode
button until the hours digit has gone through midnight will change the
clock to 24hr mode, this is indicated by the letter 'H' after the hours
digit. To change back to 12hr mode repeat the procedure. 12hr mode
is indicated by the letter 'A' for AM or 'P' for PM after the hours digit.
A la r m o ff
M ode
S et
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Setting the date
1. Press the Set button four times, the display will show the months digit.
2. Press the Mode button until the required month is displayed.
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3. Press the Set button, the display will show the day of the month digit.
4. Press the Mode button until the required day of the month is
displayed.
5. Press the Set button three times to return to the normal clock display.
Setting the alarm time
1. Press the Set button twice, the display will show the hours digit .
2. Press the Mode button until the required hour is displayed.
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3. Press the Set button the display will show the minutes digit.
4. Press the Mode button until the required minute is displayed.
5. Press the Set button to return to the normal clock display.
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M ode
S et
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O p e ra tio n
Setting the alarm to wake to buzzer
M anual
1. Set the alarm as previously described.
A u to
B uzz
2. Set the Operation switch to the 'Buzz' position.
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M ode
S et
3. Press the Set button the hours and minutes digits will flash.
4. Repeatedly press the Mode button until the
symbol is showing.
5. Press the Set button three times to return to the normal clock display.
The radio will now turn on at the selected alarm time.
6. To cancel the alarm whilst the alarm is sounding press the Alarm off
button.
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Setting the alarm to wake to radio
M anual
1. Set the alarm as previously described.
A u to
B uzz
2. Tune in to the desired station, and adjust the volume to the required
level.
A la r m o ff
M ode
S et
3. Set the Operation switch to the 'Auto' position.
4. Press the Set button the hours and minutes digits will flash.
5. Repeatedly press the Mode button until the
symbol is showing.
6. Press the Set button three times to return to the normal clock display.
The radio will now turn on at the selected alarm time.
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M ode
S et
A la r m o ff
7. To cancel the alarm whilst the alarm is sounding press the Alarm off
button.
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M ode
Set
A la r m o ff
Making a timed recording
O p e ra tio n
M anual
1. Tune in the station you wish to record at the preset time
B uzz
A u to
2. Set the alarm to wake to radio as previously described.
3. Insert a blank cassette into the Cassette compartment.
4. Ensure that the Operation switch is set to the 'Auto' position
3. Press the Record button.
4. The radio will turn on at the preset alarm time. The tape will stop when
tape end is reached.
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Activating the hourly alarm
1. Press the Set button, the hours and minutes digits will flash.
2. Repeatedly press the Mode button until the
symbol is showing.
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M ode
S et
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M ode
S et
3. Press the Set button three times to return to the normal clock display.
4. Set the Operation switch to the Buzz position. The alarm will now
bleep on each hour.
O p e ra tio n
Note : this function is not available if either the radio or tape functions
are being used.
M anual
B uzz
A la r m o ff
M ode
A u to
Set
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Displaying the alarm time
1. Whilst the current time is displayed press themode button once. The
alarm time stored will be displayed; after approximately two seconds
the display will automatically switch back to current time.
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Displaying the date
1. Whilst the current time is displayed press the Mode button twice. The
date will be displayed; after approximately two seconds the display will
automatically switch back to current time.
Displaying the seconds
1. Whilst the current time is displayed press the Mode button three
times. The seconds will be displayed.
2. Press the Mode button to switch back to current time.
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Headphones socket
A 3.5mm Headphone Socket located on the top of you radio cassette is
provided for use with either headphones or an earpiece. Inserting a plug into
the socket automatically mutes the internal loudspeaker.
Fun ction
O p e r a t io n
Mic
B uzz
M a nu a l
Of f
A u to
Tape
Ra dio
FM
MW LW
O n
T u n in g
O ff
Ph on e s
F MStere o
Volume
Pa use
Preventing accidental erasure
To safeguard your recordings against accidental erasure, break off the
appropriate tab on the cassette as shown . There is one tab for each side
of the cassette. This will prevent the Record button from being pressed. To
restore the cassette to normal, seal the tab openings with a small piece of
self-adhesive tape.
Safety tab side A
St op /Eject
F. Fo rw ard
R ew ind
Play
R eco rd
Safety tab side B
A
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Cleaning the Heads
The binder and oxide from magnetic tapes can accumulate on the pinch
roller (A) the capstan shaft (B) and also the heads (C and D). This will impair
the sound quality.
To clean these parts proceed as follows:1. Turn off the power to the unit.
2. Press the Stop/Eject button (3).
3. Press the Play button (6) and the heads will be clearly seen.
4. Clean the surfaces (A, B, C, D) with a lint free rag or cotton swab soaked
in alcohol. Press the stop/eject button as soon as cleaning is over.
A
B
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C
D
General
Do not allow this unit to be exposed to water or steam. 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.
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked N or
coloured BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked L or
coloured RED.
Mains supply
The SC9908 will operate from a supply of AC 230 volts, 50Hz
only.
E (Earth)
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted
is not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short
to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved
extension lead or adaptor. If in doubt consult your dealer.
Brown (Live)
3 amp
L
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off, remove the fuse and dispose of the
plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection
to the mains supply.
Blue (Neutral)
N
If this product is not supplied with a mains plug, or one has to be fitted, then
follow the instructions given below:
Cord
IMPORTANT. DO NOT make any connection to the larger terminal which
is marked with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol
or coloured
Green or Green-and-yellow.
Fuse
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
codes :-
When replacing the fuse only a 3A ASTA approved to BS1362 type should
be used and be sure to re-fit the fuse cover.
BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
Replacement fuse holders are available from Roberts Radio Technical
Services Department at the address shown on the rear of this manual.
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Specifications
Circuit Features
Power Requirements
Loudspeakers
Mains:
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
Batteries:
Radio/Cassette 4 x LR14 (C size)
Clock Battery
Output power 2 x 700mW
1 x LR6 (AA size)
Aerial System
Frequency Coverage
FM
2 x 75mm diameter
only
FM
Wire Aerial
MW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
LW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
87.5 - 108MHz
MW
525 - 1610kHz
LW
150 - 260kHz
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.
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 department at the address shown on the rear of this manual before taking further action.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
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ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline:- 0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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