UM_20120817_3A81VW1000000_RCR

UM_20120817_3A81VW1000000_RCR
RCR-9
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Version 1
Content
Controls ..................................................................... 2-4
Using the clock radio for the first time ....................... 5-6
Operating your radio - Search tuning FM / AM .......... 7-8
Manual tuning - FM / AM .............................................. 9
Setting up the tuning step increment ......................... 10
Display modes - FM .............................................. 10-11
FM range setting ........................................................ 12
Stereo / Mono setting - FM ........................................ 13
Presetting stations in AM / FM mode .................... 14-15
Recalling a preset in AM / FM mode .......................... 15
Setting the time format ............................................... 16
Setting the date format ............................................... 17
Setting the clock time ............................................ 18-21
Setting the alarm clock .......................................... 22-23
When the alarm sounds ............................................. 24
Disabling / cancelling alarms ..................................... 24
Snooze ....................................................................... 25
Sleep timer ................................................................. 26
Nap timer ................................................................... 27
Time zone setting ....................................................... 28
Daylight saving time ................................................... 29
Loudness ................................................................... 30
Auxiliary input socket ................................................. 31
Headphone socket ..................................................... 32
Software version ........................................................ 32
Factory reset .............................................................. 33
Reset your radio ......................................................... 33
Specifications ............................................................. 34
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Controls
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Preset recall button
2 Memo button
3 Alarm 1 button
4 Alarm 2 button
5 Display
6 Nap timer button
7 Menu / info button
8 Select button / Band button
9 Tuning up button
10 Dimmer button (upper part of the button) / Snooze
button (lower part of the button)
11 Tuning down button
12 Standby button / Sleep timer button
13 Clock
14 Volume control
15 Speaker
16 Headphone socket
17 Aux in socket
18 DC in socket
19 Wire antenna
20 Reset button
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LCD Display
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Time / frequency indicator
Radio - controlled time signal
Low battery indicator
RDS indicator
Sleep / Snooze indicator
Nap indicator
Alarm 1 with buzzer alarm indicator
Alarm 1 with radio alarm indicator
Alarm 2 with buzzer alarm indicator
Alarm 2 with radio alarm indicator
FM stereo indicator
Signal level indicator
Using the clock radio for the first time
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1. Place your clock radio on a flat surface.
2. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your
clock radio.
Place the wire antenna so that it is straight as possible
extending either above or below the radio.
3. Insert the adaptor plug into the DC socket located on
the rear of your clock radio. Plug the adaptor into a
standard 13 amp mains socket outlet. The display will
show "time zone" for a few seconds and then the display
will ask you to set your time zone. To set the time zone,
press the Tuning up/down button and the Select button
to confirm. The clock hands will then move to 12:00.
The radio will scan for signal and if a signal is found
and received completely it will then show the (xx xxxx
symbol) on the screen without flashing. Now the radio
will show both the current time and the clock hands
will then move to show the correct time.
4. If no signals are found, (xxxxxsymbol ) will show on the
display or will be flashing. It may be necessary to
relocate your clock radio to a position giving better
reception.
IMPORTANT:
The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting
the clock radio to the mains supply. The mains socket
used for the clock radio must remain accessible during
normal use. In order to disconnect the radio from
the mains completely, the mains adaptor should be
removed from the mains socket outlet completely.
Characters appearing on the LCD display indicates the
clock radio is connected to and powered from the mains
supply.
Operating your radio - Search tuning
FM / AM
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1. Place the wire antenna so that it is as straight as
possible extending either above or below the radio.
2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your clock radio.
3. Press the Band button to select the FM/AM band.
4. Press and hold the Tuning Up button. Your radio will
scan in an upwards direction (low frequency to high
frequency) and stop automatically when it finds a station
of sufficient strength.
5. After a few seconds the display will update. The display
will show the frequency of the signal found. If the signal
is strong enough and there is RDS data present then
the radio will display the station name.
6. To find other stations, press and hold the Tuning Up
button as before.
7. To scan the FM band in a downwards direction (high
frequency to low frequency) press and hold the Tuning
Down button.
8. When the waveband end is reached your radio will
recommence tuning from the opposite waveband end.
9. Adjust the Volume buttons to the required setting.
10. To switch off your radio press the On/Off button.
Manual tuning – FM / AM
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your clock radio.
2. Press the Band button to select the FM/AM band.
Fully extend the wire antenna for FM reception.
3. Press the Tuning Up/Down button to tune to a station.
The frequency will change in steps of 50 kHz/100 kHz
in FM or 9 kHz in AM.
4. When the waveband end is reached the radio will
recommence tuning from the opposite waveband end.
5. Adjust the Volume buttons to the desired settings.
6. To switch off your clock radio press the On/Off button.
Setting up the tuning step increment
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting when the radio source is in AM/FM mode.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until FM xxkHz or
AM xxkHz appears on the display, and press the Select
button to enter the step increment setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to select 50 kHz /
100 kHz for FM radio, and 9 kHz/10 kHz for AM radio.
Then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Display modes - FM
Your radio has four display modes for FM radio. These
use data provided by broadcasters which is commonly
known as 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:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
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a. Station name
b. Programme
Type
c. Radio text
d. Year / Day
e. Date / Day
f . Time
g. Frequency
Displays the name of the station
being listened to.
Displays the type of station being
listened to e.g. Pop, Classic,
News, etc.
Displays radio text message such
as, new item etc.
Displays the current year and day
of the week according to the date
setting of your radio.
Displays the current date and day
of the week according to the date
setting of your radio.
Displays current time.
Displays the frequency of the
station being listened to.
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If there is no RDS data available (or if the signal is too
weak) then the radio will display only the FM frequency
and the optional Stereo indicator.
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FM range setting
FM range is different from countries to countries. It is
necessary to adjust FM range to allow the radio to work
properly.
1. Press and hold the Menu/Info button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Rotate the Tuning up/down button till the range of FM
shows on the display. Press the Select button to confirm
the desired FM range. FM range setting is then
completed.
The available FM range is as following:
87-108 for the common area (default)
76-90 for Japan
64-108 for Eastern European countries and Russia
76-108 for some of China area
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Stereo / Mono setting - FM
If the FM radio station being listened to has a weak
signal some hiss may be audible. It is preferable to
reduce this hiss by forcing the radio to play the station
in mono rather than stereo.
1. Press the Standby button to switch on your radio.
2. Tune to the required FM radio station as previously
described.
3. Press and hold the Menu/Info button to enter the menu
setting.
4. Press the Tuning up/down button until ‘FM AUTO or
FM MONO’ shown on the display. Press the Select
button to enter the setting. If the setting is Auto press
the Tuning control to switch to Mono mode to reduce
the hiss.
5. To return to Auto (stereo) mode press and release the
Tuning control to alter the setting, so that the radio will
switch back to Auto mode.
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Presetting stations in AM / FM mode
There are 9 preset stations each for AM and FM radio.
They are used in the same way for each waveband.
1. Press the Standby button to switch on your radio.
2. Press the Band button to select the desired waveband.
Tune to the required radio station as previously
described.
3. Press the Memo button and the letter “M” will be shown
on the display.
4. Press the Tuning up/down button or the Preset button
to select the preset number you want to store in. Press
the Memo button again to confirm the preset. Now the
display will show letter ‘P’ with a preset digit. Repeat
this procedure for the remaining presets as you wish.
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Note:
If you forget which preset number has been used,
during the presetting station procedure you can find out
while pressing the Tuning up/down button. If the preset
number is shown with letter ‘M’, indicating the preset
number is used. If not, there is no station stored in this
preset number.
5. Preset stations which have already been stored may
be overwritten by following the above procedure if
required.
Recalling a preset in AM / FM mode
1. Press the Standby button to switch on your radio.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Band
button.
3. Press the Preset recall button repeatedly to tune to
one of the stations stored in the preset memory.
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Clock and Alarms
Setting the time format
The clock display used in stand-by mode and on the
playing mode screens can be set to 12 or 24 hour
format. The selected format is then also used when
setting the alarms.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Rotate the Tuning control until CLOCK XXH appears
on the display, then press the Select button to enter
the setting and the setting of time format begins to flash.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to select either 12 or
24 hour format.
Press the Select button to confirm your choice of clock
format. The display will then revert to the previous
menu.
If the 12 hour clock format is chosen, the radio will then
use the 12 hour clock for the setting of alarms with a
PM indicator.
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Setting the date format
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to access the
menu setting.
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2. Press the Tuning up/down button until a series digit
for month/date/day shown on the display. Press the
Select button to enter the date format setting and the
digit for month and date will flash.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to select the required
date format. Press the Select button to confirm your
choice of date format. The display will then revert to
the previous menu.
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Setting the clock time
Radio - controlled clock
There are three options to set up the clock time:
Radio-controlled clock, FM Radio Data System (RDS)
and Manual setting. When the unit is first plugged in,
the radio will automatically synchronize its clock time
with the Radio-controlled clock signal received while the
radio is in power off mode.
1. To set up the clock time using the Radio-controlled
clock function, press and hold the Info/menu button
when the unit is in power off mode.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until a clock symbol
appears on the display. Press the Select button to
enter the menu setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button until DCF77 (European
version), WWVB (US version) or JJY40/60 (Japan
version) appeared on the display. Press the Select
button to confirm the setting. And the clock time of the
radio will set up automatically to the Radio-controlled
clock time.
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4. If the radio-controlled clock signal is being received
by the radio, the radio-controlled time icon will flash
on the display at an internal of 1 second. If the radio
is not receiving any radio-controlled clock signal, the
radio-controlled time icon will flash at an interval of 3
seconds.
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5. The radio will synchronize its clock time on the hour.
If the radio time has been synchronized with
radio-controlled clock time, the radio-controlled time
icon will stay on the LCD display and the radio will
keep synchronizing its clock time every odd hour on
the hour. If the radio is receiving the radio-controlled
clock signal but is not yet synchronized to the
radio-controlled clock time, it will synchronize its clock
time at every hour on the hour.
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Manual setting
When choosing manual setting as the clock time setting
of your radio, the radio-controlled clock and Radio Data
System (RDS) function will both be disabled.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until a clock symbol
appears on the left side of the display, then press the
Select button to enter the setting. Press the Tuning
up/down button until ‘MANUAL’ appeared on the
display, then press the Select button to select the
setting.
3. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting again. Press the Tuning up/down button until
‘CLOCK SET’ shown on the display, then press the
Select button to select to enter the setting.
4. The hour setting on the display will begin flashing.
Press the Tuning up/down to select the desired hour,
and press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Then press the Tuning up/down button to select the
desired minute, and press the Select button to confirm
the setting.
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Radio Data System (RDS)
When you set the clock time using the RDS function,
your radio will synchronize its clock time whenever it
tunes to a radio station using RDS with CT signals.
1. When tuning to a station transmitting RDS data, press
and hold the Info/menu button.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until a clock symbol
appears on the display. Press the Select button to
enter the setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button until RDS CT appears
on the display.
Press the Select button to confirm the setting. The clock
time of the radio will set up automatically according to
the RDS data received.
4. When the action is completed, the RDS icon will appear
on the LCD display indicating the radio time is RDS
clock time. The radio cock time will be valid for 5 days
each time the radio time is synchronized with RDS CT.
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Setting the alarm clock
There are two alarms which can each be set to wake
you to AM/FM radio or buzzer alarm . The alarms may
be set while the unit is in standby mode or while playing.
1. Before setting an alarm ensure the clock time is set.
Press and hold the Alarm 1 button to enter the alarm
1 setting.
2. The hour setting of alarm 1 will begin to flash. Press
the Tuning up/down button to select the required
alarm hour, and press the Select button to confirm the
setting. Press the Tuning up/down button to select
the required alarm minute, and press the Select button
to confirm the setting.
3. Then the display will show the frequency options for
the alarm. Press the Tuning up/down button to select
the desired option and press the Select button to
confirm the setting.
The alarm options are as follows:
ONCE – the alarm will sound once
DAILY – the alarm will sound everyday
WEEKDAY – the alarm will sound only on weekdays
WEEKEND – the alarm will sound only at weekends
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4. Press the Tuning up/down to choose the required
alarm type, and then press the Select button to confirm
the setting. The alarm can be set to buzzer, FM or AM.
When radio mode is selected, the radio frequency and
the preset number on the display will begin to flash.
Press the Tuning up/down to adjust the required radio
frequency or the required preset number for the radio
alarm, then press the Select button to confirm the
setting.
5. Press the Tuning up/down to choose the required
sound level for the alarm. Press the Select button to
confirm the setting. The alarm has now been set.
Symbol for active alarm is shown on the display.
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When the alarm sounds
To cancel a sounding alarm, press and hold the Alarm 1
or Alarm 2 button until the alarm indicator on the display
disappears.
When the buzzer alarm activates, the alarm will start
softly and gradually increase in level. It will sound for
1 minute and silence for 1 minute in repetition for 60
minutes unless cancelled. When the other alarm types
are set, the radio will sound non-stop at the selected
time for up to 60 minutes.
When the radio alarm is activated, the alarm will go off
in Humane Waking System. It will increase its volume in
0.5increments from 0 to your set volume.
Disabling / cancelling alarms
To disable an active alarm, either press and release the
Standby button, or press and hold the corresponding
alarm button to cancel the alarm.
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Snooze
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1. When the alarm sounds, press Snooze button or any
button other than the Standby button will silence the
alarm for 5 minutes. “SNOOZE’ will appear on the
display.
2. To adjust the silence time for the snooze timer, press
and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button until “SNOOZE X”
appears on the display, then press the Select button
to enter the setting. Press the Tuning up/down button
to adjust the silence time. There are 5, 10, 15 and 20
minutes for the snooze timer.
4. To cancel the snooze timer while the alarm is suspended,
press the Standby button.
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Sleep timer
Your radio can be set to turn off automatically after a
preset time has elapsed. The Sleep Timer setting can
be adjusted between 15,30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes.
1. Press and hold the Standby button to enter the Sleep
Timer setting. “SLEEP XX” will show on the display.
2. Keep holding the Standby button and the Sleep Timer
options will start switching on the display. Stop until
the required Sleep Timer setting appears on the display.
The setting will be saved and the LCD will return to
normal display.
3. Your radio will switch off automatically after the preset
Sleep Timer has elapsed. The Sleep Timer icon will
show on the display indicating an active Sleep Timer.
4. To cancel the Sleep Timer function before the preset
time has elapsed, simply press and release the Standby
button to turn the unit off manually.
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Nap timer
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1. Press the Nap timer button to enter the menu setting.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button to set the desired
setting from 1to 120 minutes with 1 minute interval.
3. Press the select button to confirm the setting. The
‘NAP’ word will appear on the display.
4. To view the remaining time of an active timer setting,
press the Nap timer button . To cancel a sounding Nap
timer, press Standby button. If any button other than
the Standby button is pressed when the alarm sounds,
snooze function will be activated.
To cancel the function when countdown is progressing,
go to nap timer setting menu and select ‘OFF’.
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Time zone setting
Your radio can set up the time zone for its radio clock
time.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until ‘TIME ZONE’
appears on the display. Press the Select button to
enter the setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to choose the Time
zone setting for your area, then press the Select button
to confirm the setting.
4. Press and release the Info/menu button and the LCD
will revert to the normal display.
Note:
When switching on the radio after a power
disconnection, you will need to complete the time zone
setting before the normal operation of the radio.
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Daylight Saving Time
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until “DST XX” shown
on the display. Press the Select button to enter the
setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to choose +1H to
set the clock 1 hour faster, and press the Select button
to confirm the setting.
4. To set the clock back from D.S.T., choose OFF and
then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
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Loudness
You can get compensation on lower and higher
frequency for your radio by adjusting the Loudness
function.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Rotate the Tuning control until ‘LOUD ON or OFF’
appears on the display. Press the Select button to
enter the setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to choose ON to
turn on the loudness function, then press the Select
button to confirm the setting.
4. To turn off the loudness function, select OFF and
press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Dimmer control
The brightness of the LCD and clock display may be
adjusted. Press the Dimmer button to allow the backlight
to be darker or brighter.
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Auxiliary input socket
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A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket is provided on
the rear of your radio to permit an audio signal to be fed
into the unit from an external audio device such as iPod,
MP3 or CD player.
1. Repeatedly press and release the Band button until
AUX IN is shown.
2. Connect an external audio source (for example, iPod,
MP3 or CD player) to the Auxiliary Input socket.
3. Adjust the volume setting on your iPod, MP3 or CD
player to ensure an adequate signal level from the
player, and then rotate the Volume control on the
radio as needed for comfortable listening.
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Headphone socket
A 3.5mm Headphone socket located on the rear of your
radio is provided for use with either headphones or
an earpiece. Inserting a plug automatically mutes the
internal loudspeaker.
IMPORTANT:
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
Software version
The software display cannot be altered and is just for
your reference.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until VER 0.XX
appears on the display to view the software version
of your radio.
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Factory reset
If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on
the display are missing/incomplete or you simply just
want to restore to original factory setting, carry out the
following procedure.
1. Press and hold the Info/menu button to enter the menu
setting.
2. Press the Tuning up/down button until “FACTORY”
shown on the display. Press the Select button to enter
the setting.
3. Press the Tuning up/down button to select ‘YES’, and
press the Select button to confirm the setting . A full
reset will be performed. The station list and presets will
be set to empty. Alarms will be cancelled and timer
and sleep timer settings will be set to their default values.
Reset the radio
If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some display
digits are missing, press the RESET button (on the
bottom of the radio) with suitable implement for more
than 2 seconds, the whole memory will be reset as a
brand-new one.
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Specifications
Power Requirements
AC adaptor
AC 230 volts, 50 Hz (European
version)
AC 120 volts, 60 Hz (US version)
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.50 - 108 MHz
AM
522 - 1710 kHz
Circuit features
Loudspeaker
Output Power
Headphone socket
Aux in socket
63 mm
700 mW
3.5mm dia
3.5mm dia
Aerial System
FM
Wire antenna
The Company reserves the right to amend the
specification without notice.
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If at any time in the future you should need to dispose of this product
please note that: Waste electrical products should not be disposed of
with household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check
with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice. (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)
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