C. Crane CCRadio User's Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
PLEASE
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE USE.
WARNING: TO PREVENT
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
THE LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING
YOU OF “DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE” INSIDE THE
RADIO.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
THE BACK. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A WARNING SIGN ALERTING
YOU OF IMPORTANT
INSTRUCTIONS
ACCOMPANYING THIS
RADIO.
Copyright © 1998-2000 by C. Crane Company, Inc., Fortuna, CA 95540
All rights reserved. No part of this booklet may be reproduced, in any form or
means whatsoever, without permission in writing from C. Crane Company, Inc.
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TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
UNPACKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
BUTTON IDENTIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
GETTING STARTED
POWERING YOUR RADIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
DISPLAY PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SETTING THE CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
SETTING THE ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
SNOOZE FEATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
SLEEP TIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
RADIO OPERATION
TUNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . .
DISPLAY LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LOCK SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HEADPHONE JACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RESET BUTTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . 13
14-15
. . 15
. . 16
. . 16
. . 16
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LISTENING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
RADIO NOISE TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PERSONAL STATION LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
1) Read and understand all safety and operating instructions before the
radio is operated.
2) Retain Instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
3) Heed Warnings: All warnings on the appliance and operating instructions should be followed.
4) Follow all operations and use instructions.
5) Water and Moisture: The appliance should not be used near water. Do
not use near a bathtub, washbowl, laundry tub, kitchen sink, wet
basement, swimming pool, etc.
6) Unplug the receiver from the AC power outlet before cleaning. Use
only a damp cloth for cleaning the exterior of the receiver.
7) Do not place the radio on an unstable cart, stand, bracket or table.
The radio may fall, causing serious personal injury and damage to
the receiver.
8) Ventilation: This radio should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the
radio should not be used on a bed, sofa, rug or other soft surfaces
that may block the ventilation openings. It should not be placed in a
built-in situation like a cabinet that may reduce air flow through the
ventilation openings.
9) Heat: Never put the radio in direct sunlight in an unventilated area or
behind glass like a car’s interior. The appliance should be away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances that produce heat.
10) Power Cords: The power cord should be positioned so it is not walked
on, pinched, or items placed on top of it. Pay particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the unit. Unplug the power cord by gripping the power plug,
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not the cord. Operate the radio using only the correct type of power
source indicated. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
11) Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords. This can result in a
risk of fire or electrical shock. Never insert objects of any kind into the
receiver through openings. The objects may touch dangerous voltage
points or short out parts. This could cause a fire or electrical shock.
12) If the radio is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage caused by
lightning or power line surges.
13) If the radio is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
remove the batteries. The batteries may leak and damage furniture or
your radio.
14) Do not attempt to service the receiver yourself. Removing the cover
may expose you to dangerous voltage, and will void the warranty.
Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel.
15) The receiver is equipped with a polarized type plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet
only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to
fit, contact an electrician to replace the obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of this plug.
16) The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged, or
B. Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the radio, or
C. The radio has been exposed to rain, or
D. The radio does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance, or
E. The radio has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
17) The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All other servicing
should be referred to qualified service personnel. This
symbol is to alert you to important operation or servicing
instructions that may appear in the owner’s manual.
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the high performance digital CCRadio. The CCRadio
incorporates the highest quality parts
and superior engineering to produce the
most sensitive AM receiver available. It
also covers FM, Weather, and TV audio
channels 2-13. The special Weather
Alert System will sound an alarm when a
signal is broadcast from National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) in the United States. Canada
also has a similar system.
UNPACKING
The box should contain the CCRadio, the power cord and this manual.
If anything is missing or damaged please contact your dealer immediately. We recommend you keep the box in the unlikely event your radio
will need servicing.
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BUTTON IDENTIFICATION
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15
14
12
11
17
4
10
9
8
1
2
3
5
6
7
BUTTON IDENTIFICATION
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
Display Light
Display Time or Frequency
Sleep Timer
Band / Time Set
Treble Control
Bass Control
Manual / Auto Seek
Headphone Jack
Volume Control
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
Lock Button
Tuning Knob
Power Button
Telescopic Antenna
Memory Buttons
WX Alert Button
Alarm On / Off
WX Alert Light
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GETTING STARTED
POWERING YOUR RADIO
Before powering your radio be sure to read
the Safety Instructions on page 4.
The CCRadio will run on (4) “D” size nicad or alkaline batteries or on
120V AC house current using the included power cord. Batteries are
optional. The batteries are necessary to keep the time clock and
memories if the power cord is removed from the radio for more than
three minutes.
AC OPERATION
Before you plug the AC cord into the radio be sure the AC voltage is
120Volts/60Hz. If you have batteries in the radio and you use the AC
power cord, the batteries will automatically be disconnected.
NOTE: If you remove the power cord without turning the radio OFF, the
radio will automatically revert to the batteries.
Insert the plug on the end of
the supplied power cord into
the AC power jack on the
back of the radio.
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INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
1) Position the radio face down on a soft surface to protect it.
2) Remove the battery compartment cover.
3) Insert the (4) “D” cell batteries into the compartment as indicated in
the drawing below. Be sure the negative (-) end is against the
spring. Refer to the drawing below to insure correct installation of
your batteries.
4) Replace the battery cover. You are now ready to operate your radio.
Remove battery cover by pressing
both clips at the same time towards
the bottom of the radio.
First Battery
Third Battery
AC power cord
plugs in here.
Second
Battery
Fourth
Battery
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
The battery indicator will display the battery level for approximately
seven seconds after the radio is switched on. After removing dead batteries for replacement, you have approximately three minutes to replace
the batteries before your clock and memory information will be lost (if
the radio is not plugged in).
This symbol means
the batteries are full.
This symbol means
batteries are low.
This flashing symbol means
the batteries need replacing.
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DISPLAY PANEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
12
11
7
10
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Battery Power Level Indicator
Time Is Displayed
Sleep Timer
Snooze Status
Memory Location/Sleep Timer
Minutes/Clock Seconds
6) Frequency Unit
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9
8
7)
8)
9)
10)
11)
12)
Key Lock On/Off
Tuning Indicator
Frequency / Clock Display
Alarm Status
AM/PM Indicator
Indicates Band In Use
SETTING THE CLOCK
Please read this entire page carefully before you start. The correct
time must be set with the radio off. If you do not finish setting the clock or
alarm in 15 seconds you will have to start over.
1) Press the Band/Time Set button. The hour digit will flash.
2) Using the Up/Down tuning button, select the appropriate
hour digit.
3) Press the Band/Time Set button again to select the minute digit. Use
the Up/Down buttons to adjust the minute to the appropriate time.
4) You must press the Band/Time Set button again to complete the time
setting. This also sets the seconds to “00”.
SETTING THE ALARM
There are two different alarm modes on the CCRadio. You can choose
to wake up to the radio or to a tone. You can set the alarm with the radio
on or off.
To set the type of alarm:
Press the Alarm button on top of the radio until you
see this symbol on the display to wake with the radio.
When the alarm goes off the radio will play the last station selected at
the same volume level last set.
Press the Alarm button until you see this symbol to wake with
a multi level tone.
Press the Alarm button until both symbols disappear to shut off the
alarm function.
To
1)
2)
3)
set the time for the alarm to go off:
Press the Alarm button, the hour digit and alarm symbol will flash.
Using the Up/Down button, select the appropriate hour.
Press the Band/Time Set button. Use the Up/Down
buttons to adjust the minute to the appropriate time.
4) You must press the Band/Time Set button again to complete the
alarm setting.
You can also set the alarm time immediately after selecting the radio or
buzzer alarm as describe above if you are a whiz.
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NOTES ON THE ALARM:
To stop the alarm from going off every day press the Alarm button on
top of the radio until both symbols disappear.
Once the alarm is set, it will automatically go off the next day at the same
time. Use the POWER button to shut off the alarm until the next day.
If the radio alarm is selected, turn the radio to your favorite station before
setting the alarm. When the alarm activates the radio will play the last station listened to.
The tone alarm is called HWS or Humane Wake (if that is possible) System.
The alarm tone beep will increase in volume every 15 seconds for one
minute followed by one minute of silence before repeating the cycle.
The alarm system will sound for one hour unless turned off by pressing the
POWER button.
SNOOZE FEATURE:
When the alarm is sounding, if you press any button except the POWER
button the alarm will temporarily stop for five minutes. The little Z’s and
alarm symbol will flash on the display while the radio is in snooze mode.
To shut off the alarm and snooze feature press the POWER button.
SLEEP TIMER FEATURE:
Your CCRadio is equipped with a Sleep Timer that enables the radio to
continue playing for up to 90 minutes after activation, then shuts the radio
off. Selectable times are 90, 60, 30 and 15 minutes.
To utilize this feature, have the radio on and tuned to the station
you want to listen to, then press the button that has the pictogram
of a person in bed.
*You can also activate the sleep timer and turn on the radio at the same
time by pressing the sleep timer button. This button is located just under
the Band/Time Set button. When the button is pressed, the number 90 will
appear in the upper right hand corner of the LCD display panel. Pushing
the button repeatedly will reduce the time down in steps, showing times of
60, 30, and 15 minutes. If you miss the time you want, merely continue
pressing the button until the desired time shows on the display. Release
the button. Now the pictogram of the person in bed will appear on the display. The radio will then shut off after the set amount of time. To deactivate
the Sleep Timer, simply shut the radio off using the power switch.
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RADIO OPERATION
The CCRadio features four bands: AM / FM / TV 2-13 and Weather.
MANUAL TUNING:
1) Press the POWER button to turn on the radio.
2) Select the band by pressing the BAND button.
3) A single press of the Up or Down tuning button will
change the frequency up or down for AM and FM bands,
and
channel up or down for weather and TV bands.
Each press of tuning Up and Down buttons will change the frequency by
10 KHz in AM mode and 100 KHz in FM mode.
SCAN TUNING:
Same as above except press and hold down tuning Up or
Down button for more than .5 second. The radio will scan and
stop automatically when it finds an active station. The Scan Tuning will
not work on the weather band.
ROTARY TUNING:
Rotating the tuning knob will change AM/FM by frequency and the
weather/TV bands by channel.
MEMORY TUNING:
You can store up to five memory stations in
each of the four bands.
1) Tune to the station or channel you want to memorize.
2) Press and Hold any memory button for two seconds to memorize the
station or channel.
The display will show the memory number and beep.
To recall the memory station select the correct band and press the
memory number. The radio will instantly tune to the station stored in
memory.
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WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM
The unique WXALERT mode on the CCRadio will alert you to special
weather related emergencies. During an emergency or weather related
hazard, NOAA issues an emergency tone that will set off an audible
and/or visual alarm on the radio.
NOTE: Hazard warnings are not available in all areas.
There are seven standard NOAA weather channels used in the US and
Canada. This radio receives broadcasts up to 50 miles from transmitting
stations.
1) To listen to the standard NOAA weather channels, turn the radio on,
press the BAND button until WX shows up on the display. The telescopic whip antenna may need to be in the up position to receive a
station clearly.
2) You will see the channel number of the weather station. Pressing the
tuning up or down buttons will toggle you through the seven programmed channels. There should be one or more weather service
stations broadcasting in your local area. You will hear a report that is
updated usually once or more per day for your area. If there is a
severe weather or weather related emergency NOAA will update the
weather broadcast more frequently. If there is a weather emergency
the NOAA will issue an alert tone.
After locating and tuning in your weather station the radio can now be
placed into WXALERT mode. The WXALERT mode enables you to listen to your favorite AM or FM station or turn the radio off, and still
receive an alert signal warning you of a special emergency. There are
two active WXALERT modes on the CCRadio:
SETTING THE WEATHER ALERT
1) To place the radio in WXALERT mode, press the ALERT button for
two seconds: You will hear an audible beep and see the word
ALERT appear on the display. This is WXALERT mode with flashing
light only (no Alarm). If there is a weather related emergency, the
radio will automatically alert you with a small flashing light near the
top of the radio. The Alert light continues to flash until any button is
pushed.
2) To access the second mode, (WXALERT with flashing light and tone)
Press the ALERT button again for two seconds until the red light
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near the top radio comes on continuously: WXALERT with Alarm
and flashing light will be active. Display shows ALERT and red light
near the top of the radio. In this mode, if the NOAA alert tone is
issued, the red light on the top of the radio flashes and a siren turns
on for 1 minute. To cancel the WXALERT, press any button on the
radio.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have the headphones plugged in and a weather
alert is issued, the audio to the headphones will be cut-off and the siren
will sound through the radio’s speaker.
3) Press ALERT again for two seconds: WXALERT goes off and is
inactive. ALERT will disappear from the display.
In either active WXALERT mode, the weather receiver stays on and listens for an emergency tone issued from NOAA in case of emergency.
You may get a periodic test tone from the NOAA that will cause a false
alarm on your WXALERT. This tone is only a test and will happen periodically whenever the agency decides to test their emergency alert system. Simply pressing any button on the receiver will shut the alert tone
off.
After an alert has been issued, the WXALERT light and/or siren will stay
on for one minute or until you turn it off by pressing any button.
DISPLAY LIGHT
DISPLAY LIGHT
ON
AC POWER:
The display light will always be on unless you turn it off. The special green LED bulbs last about 100,000 hours and use very little
electrical energy. If you want to turn off the display light, press the
Light button.
DISPLAY LIGHT
ON
BATTERIES:
When batteries are used the display light can be turned on by
pressing the light button. The display light automatically goes off
two minutes after radio operations are completed.
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LOCK SWITCH
The Lock switch can be used when transporting the
radio to prevent turning it on. When the switch is
pushed up you will see the Lock symbol appear
on the display. It can also be used to disable all functions of the radio when it is turned on. Push the Lock
down to release the lock switch.
Lock Switch
Headphone
Jack
HEADPHONE JACK
You can use a stereo or mono headphone with a 3.5 mm plug. When
you insert the headphone plug, the speaker is disconnected. This radio
will not receive a stereo FM station in stereo through the headphones.
This provides clearer FM reception with less noise when compared to
stereo reception.
RESET BUTTON
Once in awhile glitches may occur on any portable digital radio. This can
be caused by static electricity, unusual key strokes or a power disruption. If this happens, use the end of a paper clip or ball point pen and
push it into the hole briefly to reset the radio. You will lose the clock
time, and all the stations stored in memory when the radio is reset.
Reset Button
Bottom View of CCRadio
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SPECIFICATIONS
FREQUENCY COVERAGE
FM Band: 87.5 - 108 MHz Mono Only
AM Band: 520 - 1710 KHz
TV Band: Channels 2-13 Audio Only
WEATHER BAND
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
1:
2:
3:
4:
162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
MHz
MHz
MHz
MHz
Channel 5: 162.500 MHz
Channel 6: 162.525 MHz
Channel 7: 162.550 MHz
ROTARY TUNING KNOB RESOLUTION
AM - 1 KHz
FM - 50 KHz
TV - 1 Channel
WX - 1 Channel
POWER SOURCE
AC 120 Volts 60Hz
Batteries: (4) “D” size
POWER CONSUMPTION
AC Power:
8 Watts
Battery Power: 40-50 Ma DC
AUDIO
10% THD at output power @ 1.8 Watt AC typical
@ .9 Watt Battery
Speaker: 5”, 4 Ohm, 6 Watts
ANTENNA
FM, TV and Weather Band: Telescopic antenna
AM Band: 1) Built-in Ferrite Bar - 7/16” dia x 8” long (200 mm)
2) External AM antenna terminals are connected to
inductive loop wound around internal ferrite antenna.
DIMENSIONS
11” wide x 6-1/2” high x 4” deep, (at the base)
WEIGHT
Approximately 3.8 pounds without batteries
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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AM TUNING & LISTENING TIPS
Most portable radios including the CCRadio have an internal AM antenna. Best performance is achieved when the radio is swiveled on its base
for maximum signal pickup from the transmitting tower. This same technique can be used to help nullify unwanted signals or radio noise.
Experimentation is the best way to see how it works for you.
Top View CCRadio
The CCRadio has two external antenna terminals for AM. If your reception is better outside, for a quick and easy antenna use 50’ of insulated
wire attached to one terminal and a ground to the other terminal. Safety
directions and precautions from your antenna supplier should be
followed to prevent injury from lightning or any accident.
External Antenna
Terminals for AM
Left Side Rear View
The CCRadio is made for distant or weak AM signal listening. Daytime
reception is limited to about 300 miles maximum because you can only
receive the signal direct from the transmitter site. You may receive AM
stations thousands of miles away at dawn, dusk and at night, depending
on the time of year and atmospheric conditions. The ionosphere is a
layer of ions above the earth. At night it slows and congeals into a giant
mirror and can reflect radio waves back to the earth; allowing you to
receive signals much farther away than during the day.
Distant listening is called DXing. One club that is devoted to DXing is
National Radio Club at: PO Box 164, Mannsville, NY 13661-0164. They
maintain a website at: http://www.nrcdxas.org
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RADIO NOISE TROUBLESHOOTING
AM RADIO NOISE PROBLEMS
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
Annoying buzzes are many times
transmitted through an AM radio.
Here is a check-off list of the most
likely causes:
• Dimmer switch.
• Fluorescent light.
• “Touch lamp” type light fixture
(even when turned off).
• Automatic on and off night lights.
• Outdoor yard lights which come on
automatically.
• Electronic bug and pest controllers.
• A light bulb that is about to burn out.
• A faulty electrical switch of any kind.
• A nearby television set.
• A store that has a fluorescent light
or a public recreation room that has
fluorescent lights located near you.
• Blinking bulbs of all kinds such as
Christmas tree lights.
• If you live in an apartment a
neighbor’s dimmer switch could be
the culprit.
• Scanners of all types.
• Dirty insulators on a nearby power
pole allowing arcing.
• Electric blanket.
AND
It is best to eliminate the interference at its source. Here’s a list of
possible solutions:
• The most obvious is to turn off the
offending device.
• Try a battery operated radio to see if
the interference is coming in from
the AC 120v line, through the air, or
both.
• Turn off the circuit breakers to see if
the noise stops. If it does, then you
know it is something in your house.
Turn off one circuit at a time to isolate where the noise is coming from.
• Use a battery operated radio as a
direction finder. Turn the radio until
the loudest noise is heard and the
front and back of the radio will point
to the noise origin.
• Carry a radio around the neighborhood and see if you can find the
origin of the noise. Ask other neighbors if they have the same problem.
• If a power pole is suspected, call
the utility company and they will
check the area and possibly wash
the insulators. Dirty power pole insulators are sometimes a cause of
difficult-to-find radio interference.
• If you have a hum in your receiver
from AC line noise sometimes
grounding the radio can reduce the
hum greatly. Finding a good earth
ground may be difficult.
• Smoke detectors that run from AC
current (battery operated is OK).
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PERSONAL STATION LOG
City
Station
Call Letters
Frequency
Date
Please feel free to copy this page.
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Time
Model: CCRadio
FCC ID: BYG 002
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
OPERATION.
Notice: The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
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