Storing Radio Stations in Memory
Before you begin
You can store 20 stations (10 AM and 10 FM) in memory by using the PRESET/
STORE and RECALL/SET buttons. These are called preset radio stations. To store
preset stations:
Belt clip
Battery compartment door
Make sure the radio is on by pressing RADIO ON/OFF, the display lights.
Select the desired band (AM or FM) by pressing BAND.
Tape Care
Select the station you want to preset (store in memory) by using the
TUNING and buttons.
Press PRESET/STORE button (MEMO for memory flashes in display for
approximately 5 seconds). You must complete steps 5 and 6 within this 5second time period while MEMO is flashing in the display.
Press the RECALL/SET button to select the preset channel location. The first
time you press the button, CH 1 (channel 1) is selected and appears in the
display. Each time you press the button, you advance one channel.
Press PRESET/STORE button to store the station as a preset station (MEMO
disappears from the display when the station has been successfully stored).
The station you selected in step 3 is now stored in the preset CH number
shown in the display.
Batteries Don't Last Forever
If you're not going to use your mini stereo/cassette player for more than a
month, be sure to remove the batteries, or they might leak and cause you all
kinds of problems.
Note: Storing a station in memory automatically erases the station that was
previously stored in that memory location (preset location).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
Make sure the radio is on by pressing RADIO ON/OFF.
Select the desired band (AM or FM) by pressing BAND.
Press and release the RECALL/SET button until the desired preset station
appears in the display.
Demagnetize the head
occasionally with a head
demagnetizing cassette
(available from many
audio equipment stores).
Never use any metal objects on or near the tape heads.
Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the tape assembly.
maximizing am reception
To adjust the sound level, turn the VOLUME control on the side of the unit.
For best AM reception, place the unit in a vertical position (with the volume
knob and headphone jack facing up) when listening to AM stations.
Maximum AM station reception can also be obtained by laying the unit on
its back with the belt clip resting on a table or the floor.
Using the Radio
Using the cassette Tape Player
digital AM/FM stereo cassette player
s t e r e o
TUNING - and +
Press the RADIO ON/OFF button to turn the radio on. The last band and
radio station frequency selected appear in the display.
To choose between AM and FM radio bands, press the BAND button. The last
station and band selected appear in the display.
Note: ST appears in the display when you are receiving a station
broadcasting in FM Stereo. The FM radio station must be transmitting in
stereo for you to receive the broadcast in stereo. AM stations are received in
mono only and ST does not appear in display.
Model RP1874
55119080 (EN/E)
Note: Preset stations will remain in memory for about 10 minutes when
replacing batteries. If you have removed the batteries for more than 10
minutes, you may need to store stations in memory again.
You must plug the headphones into the PHONES jack on the side of the unit to
hear the radio or cassette tape. Turn the volume down before you put on the
headphones and increase the volume to desired level after they are in place.
The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given as a general indication and not as a
guarantee. In order to provide the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any
improvement or modification without prior notice. The English version serves as the final reference on all
product and operational details should any discrepancies arise in other languages.
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10330 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46290
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Make sure the unit is turned off and allow 30 minutes drying time when using a
liquid cleaner. To clean a cassette tape, open the compartment door, push the PLAY
button and gently clean the heads, capstan, and pinch wheel with a head cleaner.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal
Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, “How To Identify and
Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems.” This booklet is available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-00000345-4 when ordering copies.
Have a Blast- Just Not in Your Eardrums
Make sure you turn down the volume on the unit before you put on
headphones. Increase the volume to the desired level only after
headphone are in place.
Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape can build up on the parts that come in
contact with the tape. These deposits can cause incomplete erasure, muffled
playback sound, and might prevent automatic stop.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can
determine by turning the equipment off and on), try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference.
Cleaning the Tape Heads
The clip enables you to carry your mini stereo on a belt. This belt clip can be
removed by lifting up the lock key while simultaneously pushing it in the
direction of the arrow.
This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used
properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception.
Cassette tapes can be erased by magnetic fields produced by magnets, electric
motors, electrical transformers, and other devices. Keep tapes away from
magnets and magnetic fields.
The Clip
In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Thomson Consumer Electronics could void the user’s authority to operate this product.
Reorient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is
“receiving” the interference).
Don’t expose tapes to sunlight or store in hot places. High temperatures may
warp the shell or damage the tape itself.
Keep cassettes in their boxes when not in use.
Clean heads after every 25
hours of use.
Turn unit off before cleaning the exterior with a soft dust cloth.
Listening to a preset station
RP 1874
Cleaning the Exterior
Battery Power
This unit is powered by 2 “AA” size alkaline batteries. Open the battery
compartment door on the back of the unit by pressing down and sliding the
door in the direction of the arrow. Insert batteries as shown on the unit.
Care and Maintenance
To change the radio station one channel at a time, press and release the
TUNING and buttons to advance up and down the scale.
The Buttons
Press and lock to advance tape forward.
Press and lock to play a tape.
Press to stop PLAY or F FWD.
Playing a cassette tape
Open the tape deck door by using the indexes on the side of the door and
pulling the door open.
Insert a tape with the exposed tape facing toward the top of the unit.
Press F FWD to move tape to the desired point.
Press and lock the PLAY button on the top of the unit.
Important: The cassette tape won’t play if the radio is on.
Clean these parts
Quit Slacking-A little bit of slack in your tapes can cause
scratches on the tape, or worse yet, the tape could break. If
you notice some slack in the tape, use a pencil to tighten it
up before you insert it.
US Warranty
What your warranty covers:
Any defect in material or workmanship.
For how long after the original purchase:
One year.
(The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date
of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.)
What we will do:
Provide you with a new or, at our option, a refurbished unit.
The exchange unit is warranted for the remainder of your product’s original warranty
How to make a warranty claim:
Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with
the product. We recommend using the original carton and packaging materials.
Remove cassette tapes or CDs from unit before shipping as these will not be returned.
Include in the package evidence of purchase date, such as the bill of sale. Also print
your name and address and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS or its
equivalent to:
Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
Product Exchange Center
11721 B Alameda Ave,
Socorro, TX 79927
Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the
Insure your shipment in case of loss or damage. Thomson accepts no liability in case
of damage or loss.
A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight.
What your warranty does not cover:
Customer instruction. Your owner's manual provides information regarding the
operating instructions and user controls. For additional information, ask your dealer.
Installation and setup service adjustments
Damage from misuse or neglect
Products that have been modified or incorporated into other products.
Product purchased or serviced outside the USA
Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
Please complete and mail the Product registration Card packed with your unit. It will
make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not
required for warranty coverage.
How state law relates to this warranty:
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
If you purchased your product outside of the U.S.A.:
This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
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