Radio Shack | Optimus | Owner`s manual | Radio Shack Optimus Owner`s manual

Cat. No. 12-798
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
AM/FM Portable Radio
with Dual Time, Single Alarm
FEATURES
Your Optimus AM/FM Portable Radio is designed for your active lifestyle.
Its portable, lightweight design lets you listen to music, sports, or news on
the AM and FM bands almost anywhere you go. The alarm clock and
sleep timer features make this radio really useful. The radio’s features include:
Two Band Selection — lets you listen to FM and AM stations.
20 Station Memory — lets you store ten stations in each band into memory for easy access.
LCD Display — clearly shows the time and the currently selected station.
Alarm Clock — turns on the radio automatically at a time you set.
Sleep Timer — plays the radio for 10–90 minutes then automatically
turns it off.
Dual Timer — lets you keep track of the time in a different time zone.
PLL Tuning — digital phase locked loop synthesizer provides drift-free
frequency tuning with the highest degree of accuracy and stability.
Built-in Speaker — provides quality sound that you can share with others.
Earphone Jack — lets you connect earphones or headphones (not supplied) with a 1/8-inch plug to the radio.
Lock Switch — prevents you from accidentally changing the tuned frequency.
Display Light — lets you see the display in low light situations.
DX/LOC (Sensitivity) Switch — lets you set the radio for the best reception of distant or local stations.
Three Power Sources — let you power your radio from internal batteries,
your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket (using an optional DC adapter), or
AC power (using an optional AC adapter).
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CONTENTS
Preparation ............................................................................................
Supplying Power ..............................................................................
Using Internal Battery Power .....................................................
Using AC Power .........................................................................
Using Vehicle Battery Power ......................................................
Setting the Clock ..............................................................................
Using Earphones or Headphones ....................................................
Listening Safely .........................................................................
Traffic Safety ..............................................................................
Using the Stand ...............................................................................
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Operation ............................................................................................... 9
Tuning the Radio .............................................................................. 9
Using the Station Memories ........................................................... 10
Using Lock ..................................................................................... 10
Lighting the Display ........................................................................ 11
Using the Sleep Timer ................................................................... 11
Using the Alarm ............................................................................. 11
Setting the Alarm Time ............................................................ 11
Turning the Alarm On and Off .................................................. 12
Maintenance ........................................................................................ 13
The FCC Wants You to Know ......................................................... 14
Specifications ..................................................................................... 15
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PREPARATION
SUPPLYING POWER
Using Internal Battery Power
When you use batteries, your radio requires four AA batteries for operation. It also uses two AAA batteries for clock and memory station backup.
We recommend alkaline batteries, such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-552
(for AA) and 23-555 (for the AAA size).
Caution: Always use fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.
Follow these steps to install batteries.
1. Slide the battery compartment
cover in the direction of the arrow
and remove the cover.
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2. Put the two AAA batteries into the
battery compartment on top of the
attached ribbon, as indicated by
the polarity symbols (+ and –)
inside the compartment.
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3. Put the four AA batteries into the
battery compartment as indicated
by the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked outside and above the
compartment.
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4. Replace the cover.
If the radio operates erratically or does not receive strong FM stations, replace the AA batteries. Replace the AAA batteries about every six
months.
Caution: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or
bury them.
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Using AC Power
To power the radio with AC power, you need an AC adapter such as
RadioShack Cat. No. 273-1663 (not supplied).
Cautions:
• You must use an AC adapter that supplies at least 6 volts and delivers
at least 300 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative and its
plug must fit the radio’s DC 6V jack. The recommended adapter meets
these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the radio or the adapter.
• Always plug the adapter into the radio before you plug it into the AC
outlet. Always unplug the AC adapter from the AC outlet before you
unplug it from the radio.
1. Set the adapter’s
switch to 6 volts.
voltage
2. Attach the adapter’s 5.5 mm
outer diameter/2.1 mm inner
diameter adaptaplug to the
adapter, with TIP set to –.
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3. Insert the adaptaplug into the radio’s DC 6V jack.
4. Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.
Using Vehicle Battery Power
To power the radio from your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket, you need
a DC adapter such as RadioShack Cat. No. 273-1802 (not supplied).
Cautions:
• You must use a DC adapter that supplies at least 6 volts and delivers
at least 300 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative and its
plug must fit the radio’s DC 6V jack. The recommended adapter meets
these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the radio or the adapter.
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• Always plug the adapter into the radio before you plug it into the cigarette-lighter socket. Always unplug the DC adapter from the cigarettelighter socket before you unplug it from the radio.
1. Set the adapter’s voltage switch to
6V.
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2. Insert the adapter’s barrel plug
into the radio’s DC 6V jack.
3. Insert the adapter’s cigarettelighter plug into the vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket.
Note: If the radio does not operate when you turn it on, remove the DC
adapter from your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket and check the socket
for debris. Also check the fuse in your adapter and your vehicle’s fuse
block.
SETTING THE CLOCK
You can use Time 1 and Time 2 to keep track of the time in two different
time zones.
The alarm works only from the Time 1 setting.
Follow these steps to set the clock.
1. Turn off the radio, then press TIME 1/2 to
select Time 1 or Time 2. 1 or 2 appears.
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2. Press MEM/TIME. The display flashes.
3. Within 5 seconds, repeatedly press (or hold
down) HOUR to set the hour.
4. Repeatedly press (or hold down) MIN to set the minute.
Notes:
• PM appears when the clock displays a PM hour. AM appears when
the clock displays an AM hour.
• When you change the minute setting for one time zone, it automatically changes for both.
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USING EARPHONES OR HEADPHONES
You can use the built-in speaker to listen to the radio. Or, you can use
stereo earphones or headphones (not supplied) with 1/8-inch plug to listen
privately.
Insert the earphones’ plug into the radio’s
jack.
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Note: The built-in speaker disconnects when you connect earphones or
headphones.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, following these guidelines when you use earphones or headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After
you begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high volume
listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears
adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your hearing.
Traffic Safety
Do not wear earphones/headphones while operating a motor vehicle or
riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in
some areas.
Even though some earphones/headphones let you hear some outside
sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a
traffic hazard.
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USING THE STAND
You can use the radio’s stand to set the radio at an angle so you can easily see the display. Simply lift the stand away from the back of the radio
and set the radio on a flat surface.
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OPERATION
TUNING THE RADIO
1. Turn VOLUME to its lowest setting, then lift
and fully extend the antenna.
2. Press POWER to turn on the radio. The last
tuned frequency appears.
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3. Slide BAND AM/FM to the desired band.
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4. If you selected the FM band, set SENS (Sensitivity) to
DX or LOC.
• DX (distant) – to receive weak (distant) signals
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• LOC (local) – to receive strong (local) signals
Note: SENS only works for FM reception.
5. Press TUNING + or – to tune up or down to
the desired station.
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To automatically tune the radio to the next
strong signal, hold down TUNING + or – for
about 2 seconds.
6. Rotate VOLUME to a comfortable level.
7. Slide TONE to HI or LO to suit your listening preference.
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8. To turn off the radio, press POWER again.
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USING THE STATION MEMORIES
You can store up to 20 stations (10 FM and 10 AM) into memory and
quickly recall each. Follow these steps to store a station.
1. Turn on the radio and select a band (see “Tuning the Radio” on Page
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2. Press TUNING + or – to tune to the station you want to store.
3. Press MEM/TIME. MEMO flashes.
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4. Within
5
seconds,
repeatedly
press
SELECT until the number for the desired
memory location (1–10) appears. (Or, you
can simply press a number button (1–5) to
store a station in a memory location from 1
through 5.) The memory number appears
on the display.
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5. Press MEM/TIME again to store the station.
Note: If you do not store a station within 5 seconds, MEMO disappears. Repeat Steps 3–5.
To tune to a stored station, press a number button, or repeatedly press
SELECT until the number (1–10) for the desired memory location ap-
pears.
To replace a stored station, store a different station in its location.
USING LOCK
To avoid accidentally changing the station, set
. This prevents the station from beLOCK to
ing changed.
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LIGHTING THE DISPLAY
To light the display for easy viewing in low light
situations, hold down LIGHT.
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USING THE SLEEP TIMER
The sleep timer lets you go to sleep with the radio playing. The radio
plays for up to 90 minutes, then turns off automatically.
1. Tune to the desired station.
2. Press POWER (if necessary) to turn off the radio.
3. Press SLEEP. SLEEP and 90 appear and
the radio turns on.
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To have the radio play for less than 90 minutes, repeatedly press SLEEP. With each
press, the displayed number (representing
the minutes the radio is set to play)
decreases by 10.
To turn off the radio before it automatically turns off, press POWER.
USING THE ALARM
You can set your radio to automatically turn on at a time you set.
Note: The radio uses the Time 1 (not Time 2) setting for the alarm.
Setting the Alarm Time
1. Press ALARM. The display flashes and ((((•
appears.
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2. Within 5 seconds, repeatedly press (or hold down) HOUR to set the
alarm hour.
3. Within 5 seconds, repeatedly press (or hold down) MIN to set the
alarm minute. The alarm time is set and the ((((• appears, showing
that the alarm is on.
Turning the Alarm On and Off
1. Turn on the radio and tune to the station you want to hear at the set
alarm time.
2. Adjust the volume to the desired level.
3. Turn off the radio.
4. To turn on the alarm, repeatedly press ALARM until ((((• appears on
the screen. At the set alarm time, the radio turns on and plays until
you turn it off.
To turn off the alarm so it does not sound again the next day, repeatedly press ALARM until ((((• disappears.
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MAINTENANCE
Your Optimus AM/FM Portable Radio is an example of superior design
and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for the
radio so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the radio dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the radio gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the radio to
work improperly.
Use and store the radio only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage batteries, and distort or melt plastic
parts.
Keep the radio away from dust and dirt, which can cause
premature wear of parts.
Wipe the radio with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it
looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the radio.
Modifying or tampering with the radio’s internal components can cause a
malfunction and might invalidate the radio’s warranty and void your FCC
authorization to operate it. If your radio is not performing as it should, take
it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Your radio might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating
properly. To determine whether your radio is causing the interference,
turn off your radio. If the interference goes away, your radio is causing it.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• moving your radio away from the TV or other radio
• connecting your radio to an outlet that is on a different electrical circuit
from the receiver
• contacting your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop
using your radio.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Frequencies
AM ............................................................................... 530–1710 kHz
FM ............................................................................ 87.5–108.1 MHz
Power Sources ........ 2 AAA Batteries (for backup) (Cat. No. 23-555) and
4 AA Batteries (Cat. No. 23-552)
DC Adapter (Cat. No. 273-1802)
AC Adapter (Cat. No. 273-1663)
Dimensions (HWD) ............................................. 43/8 × 75/8 × 111/16 Inches
111 × 193 × 42 mm)
Weight (Without Batteries) .......................................... 15 oz. (425.25 gm)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are
subject to change and improvement without notice.
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER 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, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; 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.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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