Radio Shack 12-550 User's Manual

 Press WEATHER/SNOOZE to turn off the
Press SET to confirm. The minute digits flash.
broadcast.
Press or hold down ) or ( to set the clock
Press ) or ( to adjust the weather alert volume
DC 6V
Connect the
supplied AC adapter
or a car adapter.
minutes.
to the desired level. VOL and the volume level (1 – 8)
appear.
ALARM
ON/OFF/SNOOZE
ALERT ON/OFF SWITCH
The weather radio responds to National Weather
Service (NOAA) alert broadcasts in two ways:
ON
When ALERT is set to ON and an alert
broadcast is received, an alert sounds for five
minutes. To stop the alert and listen to the
broadcast, press WEATHER/ SNOOZE. Press
WEATHER/SNOOZE again to turn off the
weather broadcast.
AC Adapter
OFF
ZW
NOTE: To avoid injury, do not connect the
provided power adapter to a ceiling outlet.
When ALERT is set to OFF and an alert
broadcast is received, an alert sounds for 10
seconds. The radio automatically switches to
the weather broadcast for five minutes. Press
WEATHER/SNOOZE to switch from the alert
tone to the broadcast before the radio switches
automatically, or to stop the broadcast before 5
minutes.
Install Batteries
To mount it on the wall, you need two screws (not
supplied) with heads that fit into the keyhole slots on
the bottom of the weather radio.
Slide off the battery
Use a pencil to mark the screw locations 3 11/16 in
Place four AA batteries
(94 mm) apart on the wall.
compartment cover to
remove it.
in the compartment
as indicated by the
polarity symbols (+
and –) marked inside.
Drill a hole at each marked location. Thread a
screw into each hole, making sure each screw’s
head extends about ¼ in (6.5 mm) from the wall.
Align the keyhole slots on the bottom of the
weather radio with the screw heads, and slide the
radio down to secure it.
Extend the antenna.
Power Your Weather Radio
Use the supplied 6V, 300mA AC adapter for power
or an AC/DC adapter (not included) to connect in
your vehicle. You can also install four AA batteries
(not supplied) in case AC power fails or is temporarily
disconnected.
Hold down SET to return to the normal display.
Function setup allows you to select a broadcast
channel, and set the alarm and clock time. You can also
enable or disable the signal loss reminder so that an
alert sounds when the radio signal is lost.
Enable/Disable the Signal Loss Reminder
and % appear.
Hold down SET until you hear a beep. CH 1-7
Press SET. % flashes.
(current channel number) flashes.
Press ) or ( to toggle between On and OFF.
Press SET to enable channel selection. NOAA
appears.
Press SET to confirm. CH and the current channel
turn on broadcast audio. Hold down ) or ( to
automatically search for the strongest channel.
Hold down SET to return to the normal display, or
press SET once to return to channel setting mode.
Press SET to confirm the selected channel number.
Enable/Disable the Alarm
The alarm time flashes.
Slide ALARM to ON or SNOOZE to enable the
Hold down SET to return to the normal display. Or,
alarm. * appears.
Press WEATHER/SNOOZE to listen to the weather
radio’s DC 6V jack.
Plug the other end of the adapter into a standard
AC outlet.
The alarm sounds at the preset alarm time,
becoming progressively louder the longer it is on.
Set the Alarm Time
To snooze, press WEATHER/SNOOZE. The alarm
stops for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the alarm
sounds again until you slide ALARM to OFF to turn
it off.
Hold down SET until you hear a beep. CH 1-7
(current channel number) flashes.
Press ) once. The current alarm time flashes.
ZWNOTES
Press SET. The alarm hour digits flash.
Press or hold down ) or ( to set the alarm hour.
Press or hold down ) or ( to set the alarm
Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into the weather
broadcast.
Press ) or ( to adjust the broadcast volume to
the desired level. VOL and the volume level (1 – 8)
appear.
Route the adapter’s cord through the strain relief
number flash.
Press ) or ( to manually change the channel and
The battery icon (j) shows battery power. When all
the segments are lit, the batteries have full power. The
number of lit segments decreases as battery power
decreases.
AC Power Connection
Hold down SET until you hear a beep. CH 1-7
Press ) three times. The current setting (On or OFF)
Press SET to confirm. The alarm minute digits flash.
When you turn on the weather radio the first time, all
LCD segments light for a few seconds, and automatic
channel search begins. When an active channel is
found, + appears. If no channels are detected, flashes.
Or, press SET to enable or disable the signal loss
reminder (proceed to step 4 in the next section).
(current channel number) flashes.
Set Channel
Replace the cover.
Listen to a Weather Channel
reminder setting (On or OFF) appear.
Function Setup
press SET to proceed and set the alarm time (see
next section).
Mount Your Weather Radio
Press SET to confirm. % and the current signal loss
•
PM appears to indicate PM hours in alarm and
clock setting modes and disappears to indicate AM
hours.
•
The signal loss reminder beep does not sound
while listening to a NWS broadcast.
•
The backlight is always on when operating with
AC power. When operating on battery power, the
backlight turns on only when you press a button.
•
The signal strength indicator (+) shows the power
of the received signal. If the signal is lost and the
signal loss reminder is enabled, the radio emits a
short beep at 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1.5 minutes,
and so on up to 5 minute intervals. It then sounds
every five minutes until you press any key, or until a
signal is received. If you press a key to silence the
reminder, the reminder beeps will be terminated.
If a strong enough signal is detected for more than
10 minutes and lost again, the reminder beep will
start again at 30 seconds.
minutes.
Press SET to confirm. The clock time flashes.
Hold down SET to return to the normal display or,
press SET to set the clock time (proceed to step 4
in the next section).
Set the Clock Time
Hold down SET until you hear a beep. CH 1-7
(current channel number) flashes.
Press ) twice. The current clock time flashes.
Press SET. The clock hour digits flash.
Press or hold down ) or ( to set the hour.
on the radio.
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Weather Radio Alarm Clock
Care and Maintenance
Limited Warranty
• Keep the weather radio dry. If it gets wet, wipe it
dry immediately.
RadioShack warrants this product against defects in
materials and workmanship under normal use by the
original purchaser for ninety (90) days after the date of
purchase from a RadioShack-owned store or an authorized
RadioShack franchisee or dealer. RADIOSHACK MAKES
NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure
caused by or attributable to abuse, misuse, failure to
follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance,
alteration, accident, Acts of God (such as floods or
lightning), or excess voltage or current; (b) improper or
incorrectly performed repairs by persons who are not a
RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables
such as fuses or batteries; (d) ordinary wear and tear or
cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance
costs; (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up
service, adjustment or reinstallation; and (g) claims by
persons other than the original purchaser.
Should a problem occur that is covered by this warranty,
take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as
proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store in the U.S.
RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided
by law: (a) repair the product without charge for parts
and labor; (b) replace the product with the same or a
comparable product; or (c) refund the purchase price. All
replaced parts and products, and products on which a
refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New
or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the
performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced
parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or
replacement of the product made after the expiration of
the warranty period.
RADIOSHACK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES
AND CONDITIONS NOT STATED IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE
IMPOSED BY LAW, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND, IF APPLICABLE, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, SHALL EXPIRE ON THE EXPIRATION OF THE
STATED WARRANTY PERIOD.
EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, RADIOSHACK SHALL
HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE
PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY OTHER PERSON
OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR
DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR
PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT
OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
INCONVENIENCE AND ANY LOSS OF TIME, DATA,
PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT AND ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
EVEN IF RADIOSHACK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some States do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from State to State. You may
contact RadioShack at:
RadioShack Customer Relations
300 RadioShack Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102
04/08
• Use and store the weather radio only in normal
temperature environments.
• Keep the weather radio away from dust and dirt,
and handle the weather radio gently and carefully.
• Modifying
difying or tampering with the weather radio’s
internal components can cause a malfunction and
might invalidate its warranty. If your weather radio
is not performing as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires
that you stop using your weather radio. Changes or
modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may
cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
FCC Declaration of Conformity
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.
Product
Weather Radio Alarm Clock
Model
12-550
Responsible
Party
RadioShack
300 RadioShack Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone
817-415-3200
www.RadioShack.com
Protect the environment by recycling used
electronics. Go to www.E-CyclingCentral.com to
find a recycle location near you.
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User’s Guide
12-550
Thank you for purchasing your Weather Radio Alarm Clock from RadioShack. Please read this user’s guide before
installing, setting up, and using your new weather radio.
Alarm Time
Signal Strength
Indicator
WEATHER/SNOOZE
Clock Time
Press to start and stop
the weather broadcast
or to enable the alarm
or snooze feature.
SET
Hold for 2 seconds to
enter function setup
mode and press to
confirm selections.
) and (
Press to adjust the
broadcast and alert volume,
or to set the channel
number, clock time, and
alarm time values.
Mount Your Weather Radio
Listen to a Weather Channel
Place your weather radio on a flat surface, such as a
desk, shelf, or table or mount it on the wall.
Power Your Weather Radio
Plug the supplied AC adapter into the DC 6V jack
and the other end to a standard AC outlet.
or
Insert 4 AA batteries (not supplied), matching the
marked polarity (+ or –) symbols.
What’s Included
Weather Radio Alarm Clock
AC Adapter
User’s Guide
Specifications
Frequency Coverage (MHz):
Channel 1 ............................. 162.400
Channel 2 .............................. 162.425
Channel 3 .............................. 162.450
Channel 4 .............................. 162.475
Channel 5 .............................. 162.500
Channel 6 .............................. 162.525
Channel 7 .............................. 162.550
Receiving Sensitivity (at 12 dB SINAD)
..................................................0.3μ V
Signal-to-Noise Ratio.............. 40 dB
Audio Output Power:
Maximum ............................ 250 mW
At 10% THD ......................... 200 mW
Channel Selectivity... ±25KHz, 40 dB
When you turn on the weather radio the first time,
all LCD segments light for a few seconds, and the
automatic channel search begins.
Function Setup
•
•
•
•
Set Channel
Set the Alarm Time
Set the Clock Time
Enable/Disable the Signal Loss Reminder
Power Supply.....................................
..................... 6V DC 300mA Adapter
.................DC 6V battery for backup
Antenna.. Telescoping Rod Antenna
Dimensions (HDW)....... 1.4×4.6×5.5 in
....................... (35.1×117.5×140 mm)
Weight (no battery) ......8.8 oz (250g)
Specifications are subject to change
and improvement without notice.
Actual product may vary from the
images found in this document.
Battery Notes:
•
Dispose of batteries promptly
and properly. Do not burn or bury
them.
•
Use only fresh batteries of the
required size and type.
•
Do not mix old and new
batteries, different types of
batteries (standard, alkaline, or
rechargeable), or rechargeable
batteries of different capacities.
•
If you do not plan to use the
weather radio with batteries for
a week or more, remove the
batteries. Batteries can leak
chemicals that can damage
electronic parts.
Recycle Rechargeable Batteries
Placing rechargeable batteries
in the trash can be harmful to
the environment. Instead,
recycle old rechargeable
batteries at your local RadioShack
store free of charge. RadioShack
participates in the RBRC© battery
recycling program, and is committed to
preserving the environment and
conserving natural resources. Call
1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-843-7422) for
more information.
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12-550
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