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Cat. No. 12-808
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
Multiband PLL Radio
with Direct Key Entry
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FEATURES
Your Optimus Multiband PLL Radio is designed for your active lifestyle. Its portable,
lightweight design lets you listen to music,
sports, or news almost anywhere you go.
The radio tunes the AM, FM, SW (short
wave), TV sound, and weather bands. The
radio’s alarm clock and sleep timer features
make it convenient for daily use.
Your radio's features include:
50 Station Memory — lets you store ten stations in each band into memory for easy access.
Five Band Selection — lets you listen to
AM, FM, SW, TV sound, and weather stations.
Three Power Sources — lets 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).
PLL Tuning — the radio’s digital phaselocked loop synthesizer provides drift-free
frequency tuning with the highest degree of
accuracy and stability.
Lock Switch — prevents you from accidentally changing the tuned frequency.
DX/LOC (Sensitivity) Switch — lets you set
the radio for the best reception of distant or
local stations.
Direct Entry for AM/FM/SW — lets you enter a station’s frequency to easily tune it.
Backlit Liquid-Crystal Digital Display —
clearly shows the time and the currently selected station.
Dual Time — lets you keep track of the time
in a different time zone.
Alarm Clock — turns on the radio automatically at a time you set.
Sleep Timer — plays the radio for up to 90
minutes then automatically turns it off.
Built-in 3" Speaker — provides quality
sound that you can share with others.
Earphone Jack — lets you connect earphones or headphones (not supplied) to the
radio.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Optimus, Adaptaplug, and RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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PREPARATION
CONNECTING POWER
bols (+ and –) marked outside and
above the compartment.
Your radio requires four AA batteries (not
supplied) for power and two AAA batteries
(not supplied) for clock and memory backup.
For the best performance and longest life,
we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.
• Use only fresh batteries of the required
size and recommended type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or rechargeable
batteries of different capacities.
You can also use optional nickel-cadmium
(Ni-Cd) batteries to power your radio. Before
you use Ni-Cd batteries, you must charge
them with a separate battery charger (available at your local RadioShack store).
Follow these steps to install batteries.
1. Slide the battery compartment cover in
the direction of the arrow to remove it.
4. Replace the cover.
When the radio does not receive usually
strong FM stations or if it stops operating
properly and
flashes, replace the AA batteries. Replace the AAA batteries about every
six months.
Note: To prevent losing the station memory,
and alarm settings, replace the AAA batteries
within 30 seconds.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly
and properly. Do not burn or bury them.
Caution: If you do not plan to use the radio
for several months, remove the batteries.
Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.
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Important: This radio can
use nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. At the
end of a nickel- cadmium
80
battery's useful life, it must
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be recycled or disposed of
properly. Contact your local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for information on
recycling or disposal programs in your area
or call 1-800-843-7422. Some options that
might be available are: municipal curbside
collection, drop-off boxes at retailers such as
your local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, and mail-back programs.
2. Place two AAA batteries in the compartment and on top of the attached ribbon,
as indicated by the polarity symbols (+
and –) marked above the compartment.
3. Place four AA batteries in the compartment as indicated by the polarity sym-
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Cautions:
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Connecting an AC Adapter
You can power the radio using a 6V, 300-mA
AC adapter and a size M Adaptaplug® adapter (neither supplied). Both are available at
your local RadioShack store.
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2 power
source that supplies 6V DC
and delivers at least 300 mA.
Its center tip must be set to positive and
its plug must fit the radio's DC 6V jack.
Using an adapter that does not meet
these specifications could damage the
radio or the adapter.
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• Always connect the AC adapter to the
radio before you connect it to AC power.
When you finish, disconnect the adapter
from AC power before you disconnect it
from the radio.
Connect the Adaptaplug adapter to the AC
adapter, plug the adapter into your radio’s
DC 6V jack, then plug the other end of the
adapter into a standard AC outlet.
Connecting a DC Adapter
You can power the radio from a vehicle’s
12V cigarette-lighter socket or similar power
source using a 6V, 300-mA DC adapter and
a size M Adaptaplug adapter (neither supplied). Both are available at your local RadioShack store.
Cautions:
You must use a power source
that supplies 6V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Its center
tip must be set to positive and its plug
must fit the radio's DC 6V jack. Using an
adapter that does not meet these speci-
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fications could damage the radio or the
adapter.
• Always connect the DC adapter to the
radio before you connect it to the power
source. When you finish, disconnect the
adapter from the power source before
you disconnect it from the radio.
Set the adapter’s voltage switch to 6V, connect the Adaptaplug adapter to the DC
adapter, plug the adapter into your radio’s
DC 6V jack, then plug the other end of the
adapter into your vehicle’s 12V power source
socket.
Note: If the radio does not charge properly,
unplug the adapter from the cigarette-lighter
socket and clean the socket to remove ashes
and debris.
USING EARPHONES OR
HEADPHONES
The radio has a built-in speaker to listen to
but you can use stereo earphones or headphones (not supplied) with a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) plug to listen privately.
Insert the earphones’ plug into the radio's
earphone jack.
Note: The built-in speaker disconnects when
you connect an earphone or headphones.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow 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.
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• 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 or 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 or headphones let you hear some outside sounds
when listening at normal volume levels, they
still can present a traffic hazard.
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
USING THE CLOCK
You can use the clock to keep track of the
time in two different time zones.
TUNING THE RADIO
1. Turn VOL to its lowest setting, then lift
and fully extend the antenna.
Follow these steps for each time zone to set
the clock in that zone.
1. Press POWER ON/OFF to turn off the
radio, then press DUAL TIME to select
Time 1 or Time 2. 1 or 2 appears.
2. Press POWER ON/OFF to turn on the
radio. The last tuned frequency appears.
3. Slide BAND AM/FM/SW/TV/WX to the
desired band. If you select AM, MW
appears.
2. Press MEM/TIME. The display flashes.
3. Within 5 seconds, repeatedly press or
hold down HOUR to set the hour. Then
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
a time zone, the radio automatically
changes the minute setting for the other
time zone.
To view both time zones while the radio is
on, hold down DUAL TIME for 3 seconds.
The time zone last displayed appears. Press
DUAL TIME again to view the other time
zone.
4. If you set AM/FM/SW/TV/WX to FM,
SW, TV, or WX, set SENS (sensitivity) to
LOC to receive strong local signals, or
set it to DX to improve reception of a
weak station.
5. Repeatedly press TUNING UP or
DOWN to tune to the desired station.
Note: To automatically tune the radio to
the next strong signal, hold down TUNING UP or DOWN for about 2 seconds.
Or, use the number keys to directly enter
the band (AM/FM/SW only) and frequency you want to tune. For example,
to tune FM station 97.1, slide AM/FM/
SW/TV/WX to FM then press FM 9 7 1
then FM again. Enter the entire AM/SW
frequency even if the last number is 0.
ERR appears if the frequency is out of
the selected range.
6. Adjust VOL to a comfortable listening
level.
7. Slide TONE to HIGH or LOW to suit
your listening preference.
8. To turn off the radio, press POWER ON/
OFF again.
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USING THE STATION
MEMORIES
You can store 10 stations in each band into
memory (for a total of 50 stored stations) and
quickly recall each station.
USING LOCK
To avoid accidentally changing any front
panel setting, slide LOCK to the right. A red
indicator panel appears on the left end of the
switch and LOCK appears above the frequency.
Follow these steps to store a station.
1. Turn on the radio and select a band (see
“Tuning the Radio” on Page 6).
2. Repeatedly press TUNING UP or
DOWN to tune to the station you want to
store.
LIGHTING THE DISPLAY
To light the display for easy viewing in lowlight situations, hold down LIGHT.
3. Press MEM/TIME. MEMO flashes.
4. Within 5 seconds, repeatedly press a
number button (0–9) to store a station in
a memory location from 1 (1) through 10
(0). The memory number appears.
5. Press MEM/TIME again to store the station .
Notes:
• If you do not store a station within 5 seconds, MEMO disappears. Repeat Steps
3–5.
• To replace a stored station, store a different station in its location.
To tune a stored station, press the desired
station’s number button (1-9, or 0 for 10).
The number (1-10) of the selected memory
location appears.
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 automatically turns off.
1. Tune to the desired station.
2. Press POWER ON/OFF (if necessary)
to turn off the radio
3. To have the radio play for 90 minutes,
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 how many minutes the radio is
set to play) decreases by 10.
Notes:
• To turn off the Sleep Timer but let the
radio play, press SLEEP.
• To turn off the radio and the sleep timer,
press POWER.
USING THE ALARM
You can set your radio to automatically turn
on at a time you set. The alarm setting applies to both dual time settings. For example,
if Time 1 is set to Eastern time and Time 2 is
set to Pacific time, the alarm will wake you at
the same time in either zone. You need not
readjust the alarm setting if you change time
zones.
Setting the Alarm Time
1. Press ALARM. The display flashes and
appears.
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
appears
steadily Indicating that the alarm is on.
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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. Repeatedly press ALARM until
appears to turn on the alarm.
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.
Using SNOOZE
To silence the alarm but have it sound again
in a few minutes, press SNOOZE after the
radio turns on. This silences the radio for
about 9 minutes. You can press SNOOZE as
many times as you like.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Optimus Multiband PLL Radio is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The
following suggestions will help you care for your 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.
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.
Handle the radio gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards
and cases and can cause the radio to work improperly.
Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. Batteries
can leak chemicals that damage your radio’s electronic 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 its 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
receiver
• 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.
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.
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• 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 Multiband Radio.
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:
Model:
Responsible Party:
Phone:
Portable Multiband
Radio
12-808
RadioShack
100 Throckmorton
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-415-3200
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SPECIFICATIONS
Frequencies:
AM ..................................................................................................... 530–1710 kHz
FM ........................................................................................................ 88–108 MHz
SW ...................................................................................................... 3.8–12.5 MHz
TV ........................................................................................................... CH2–CH13
WX .............................................................................................. 162.4–162.55 MHz
Power Sources ........................ 2 AAA (Memory Backup) and 4 AA (Power) Batteries
AC and DC Adapter
6V DC, 300 mA
Dimensions (HWD) ...................................................................... 5 × 82/3 × 13/4 Inches
(127 × 220 × 45 mm)
Weight (without batteries) ...............................................................................1 lb 5 oz
(600 g)
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.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
04/99
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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