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ROBERTS
DAB/FM RDS digital portable radio
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Controls ........................................................................... 2-3
Line out socket ..................................................................19
Battery operation .................................................................4
Display backlight ...............................................................19
Using the AC adaptor ..........................................................5
General ..............................................................................20
Operating your radio - DAB .................................................6
Specifications ....................................................................21
Selecting a station - DAB ....................................................7
Circuit features ..................................................................21
Secondary services - DAB ..................................................7
Guarantee .........................................................................22
Display modes - DAB ..........................................................8
Finding new stations - DAB .................................................9
Manual tuning - DAB .........................................................10
Dynamic range control - DAB ............................................11
Operating your radio - FM .................................................12
Manual tuning - FM ...........................................................13
Display modes - FM...........................................................14
FM Stereo/Mono function ..................................................14
Presetting stations .............................................................15
Recalling a preset ..............................................................15
Favourite station button .....................................................16
Software version ................................................................17
System reset .....................................................................18
Headphone socket ............................................................19
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Controls
(Top)
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10
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1
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1. Preset buttons 1-4.
8. Menu button
2. DAB / FM button
9. Tuning Up button
3. Volume control
10. Tuning Down button
4. On / Off button
11. Select button
5. Mains On indicator
12. Favourite button
6. Auto Tune button
13. LCD display
7. Info button
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Controls
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(Back)
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14. DC input socket
17. Telescopic aerial
15. Line output socket
18. Battery compartment
16. Headphone socket
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Battery operation
1. Remove the battery cover on the back of the unit by sliding the cover
in the direction of the arrow.
2. Insert six LR14 (C size) batteries into the spaces in the compartment.
Take care to ensure all batteries are inserted with the correct polarity as
shown inside the battery compartment. Replace the battery cover.
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3. Reduced power, distortion and a ‘stuttering’ sound are all signs that
the batteries may need replacing.
4. If the radio is not to be used for any extended period of time it is
recommended that the batteries are removed from the radio.
We would recommend for economy that the radio is used via the AC
adaptor whenever possible with battery operation for occasional or
stand-by use only.
IMPORTANT: The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like. After use, disposable batteries should
if possible be taken to a suitable recycling centre. On no account
should batteries be disposed of by incineration.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Using the AC adaptor
1. Place your radio on a flat surface and plug the mains adaptor into the
DC input socket located on the rear of your radio (marked 'DC in')
ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the socket.
2. Plug the other end of the mains adaptor into a standard 13A mains
socket outlet and switch on the wall socket. Whenever the adaptor is
used the batteries are automatically disconnected.
The AC adaptor should be disconnected from the mains supply and
from the radio when not in use.
IMPORTANT: The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting the
radio to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the 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.
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Operating your radio - DAB
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial.
2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. The mains indicator
will light and the display will show "Roberts digital radio" for a few
seconds.
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3. If this is the first time the radio is used a quick scan of UK Band III
DAB channels will be carried out. This is known as "Auto tune". The
display will show "Now tuning". If the radio has been used before the
last used station will be selected.
4. During Auto tune, the display will show "Scanning" and as each
group of stations is detected the station count will be updated. The
bottom line of the display shows a bar graph indicating progress of
the Auto tune.
5. When the Auto tune is completed the first station (in numeric-alpha
order 0...9...A....Z) will be selected. The first station in the list of stations
found will be played. The display will show the station name in the first
line of the display and other information in the second line.
6. If the station list is still empty after the Auto tune your radio will display
"No Signal".
7. If no stations are found, "Station not available" will be displayed and
it may be necessary to relocate your radio to a position giving better
reception. You should then carry out an auto tune to find stations as
described on page 9 (see Finding new stations on page 9).
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Selecting a station - DAB
1. The top line of the display shows the name of the station currently
selected.
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2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to scroll through the list of
available stations.
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3. Press and release the Select button to select the station. The display
may show "Now tuning" while your radio finds the new station.
4. Rotate the Volume control to the required setting.
Note: If after selecting a station the display shows "Station not available"
it may be necessary to relocate your radio to a position giving better
reception.
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Secondary services - DAB
1. Certain radio stations have one or more secondary services associated
with them. If a station has a secondary service associated with it the
display will show ">>" next to the station name on the station list. The
secondary service will then appear immediately after the primary
service as you press the Tuning Up button.
2. Press the Select button to select the station.
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Display modes - DAB
In DAB mode your radio can display a range of information on the bottom
line of the display.
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Scrolling text
Displays scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone in number,
etc.
a
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b
b. Programme type
Displays type of station being listened to
e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
c. Multiplex Name
Displays name of multiplex to which the
current station belongs.
d. Time and date
Displays current time and date.
d
e. Channel & frequency
Displays current channel number and
frequency.
e
f. Bit rate/audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
type.
g. Signal strength
Displays the quality of the received DAB
signal for the current station. The clear
unfilled rectangle indicates minimum
signal level required for satisfactory
reception.
c
f
g
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Finding new stations - DAB
As time passes new stations may become available. To find new stations
proceed as follows:-
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1. Press and release the Auto Tune button, your radio will perform a
scan of the UK DAB frequencies. As new stations are found the station
counter on the right-hand side of the display will increase and stations
will be added to the list.
2. To carry out a full scan of the entire DAB Band III frequencies press
and hold down the Auto Tune button for more than 2 seconds and
then release. The station counter on the right-hand side of the display
will increase and stations will be added to the list.
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Manual Tuning - DAB
Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various DAB Band III
channels. UK DAB stations located in the range 11B to 12D.
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1. Press and release the Menu button so that the display shows "Manual
tune".
2. Press and release the Select button.
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3. Press either the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required
DAB channel.
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4. Press and release the Select button to select the required DAB
channel. The open bar in the middle shows you the minimum signal
strength needed for good DAB reception. The signal strength bars will
go up and down showing the changing signal strength as you adjust
the telescopic aerial on your radio.
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5. When a DAB signal is found, the display will show the name of the
DAB multiplex. Any new radio stations found will be added to the list
stored in the radio.
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6. Press and release the Select button to return to normal tuning.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings - DAB
DRC can make quieter sounds easier to hear when your radio is used in
a noisy environment.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
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2. Press and release the Menu button the display will show “Manual
tune.”
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display shows "DRC
value".
4. Press and release the Select button to enter adjustment mode.
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5. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select required DRC setting
(default is 0) .
DRC 0 DRC is switched off, Broadcast DRC will be ignored.
DRC 1/2 DRC level is set to 1/2 that sent by broadcaster.
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DRC 1 DRC is set as sent by broadcaster.
6. Press and release the Select button to confirm the setting. The display
will return to normal tuning mode.
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Note: Not all DAB broadcasts use the DRC function. If the broadcast
does not provide DRC information, then the DRC setting in the radio will
have no effect.
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Operating your radio - FM
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial.
2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. The display will show
"Roberts digital radio" for a few seconds.
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3. Press the DAB/FM button to select the FM band.
4. Press the Tuning Up button and then press the Auto Tune 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.
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5. After a few seconds the display will update and show station name.
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6. Press the Tuning Down button and then press the Auto Tune button
to scan the FM band in a downwards direction (high frequency to low
frequency).
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7. When the waveband end is reached your radio will recommence tuning
from the opposite waveband end.
8. Rotate the Volume control to the required setting.
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9. To switch off your radio press the On/Off button.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Manual tuning - FM
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Press the DAB/FM button to select the FM band. Fully extend the
Telescopic aerial.
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3. Press either the Tuning Up or Down buttons to tune to a station.
The frequency will change in steps of 50kHz.
4. When the waveband end is reached the radio will recommence tuning
from the opposite waveband end.
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5. Rotate the Volume control to the required setting.
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6. To switch off your radio press the On/Off button.
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5
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Display modes - FM
In FM mode your radio can display a range of information on the bottom
line of the display.
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a
a. Scrolling text
Displays scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone in number
etc.
b. Program Type
Displays type of station being listened to
e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
c. Time and date
Displays current time and date.
d. Frequency &
audio mode
Displays frequency of the station being
listened to and displays the audio mode,
Auto (stereo) or mono.
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b
c
d
FM Stereo/Mono (headphones only)
1. If a station being received is weak, some hiss may be audible. To
reduce the hiss, press and release the Select button until the display
shows "Mono", your radio will switch to mono mode.
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2. To return to stereo mode, press and release the Select button until
the display shows "Auto", your radio will switch to stereo mode.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Presetting stations
There are 4 memory presets for each of the two wavebands which
allow you to quickly tune the radio to your favourite stations. Presets are
stored in a memory which remembers the settings even when the radio
is switched off.
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3
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Tune to the required station as previously described.
3. Press and hold the required Preset button until the display shows e.g.
Preset 1 saved. The station will be stored under the chosen preset
button. Repeat this procedure for the remaining presets.
4. Stations stored in the memories may be overwritten by following the
above procedure.
Recalling a preset
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Select the required waveband.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button, your radio will tune to
the station stored in preset memory.
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Favourite station button
Your radio has a Favourite Station button which can automatically select
the required waveband and tune to your favourite station. This button can
store one favourite station from either the FM or DAB waveband.
1. To set up your favourite station, tune into the required station.
2. Press and hold down the Favourite button (3-4 sec) until the display
shows "Favourite stored".
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Recalling your favourite station
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio.
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2. Momentarily press the Favourite button, your radio will tune to the
station stored in favourite memory.
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If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Software version
The software display cannot be altered and is just for your reference.
1. In FM mode, press the Menu button, the software version will appear
on the display.
2. In DAB mode, press the Menu button and then press the Tuning Up
or Down buttons until the software version appears on the display.
1,2
2
2
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System reset
If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display are
missing or incomplete carry out the following procedure.
1. Press and hold down the Menu button for 2 seconds the display
shows "Press SELECT to confirm reset".
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2. Press in and release the Select button to select System reset. A full
reset will then be applied to your radio. All presets and station lists
will be erased.
3. After a system reset a scan of the DAB band will be performed.
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In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge, reset the product
(reconnection of power source may be required) to resume normal
operation.
If a problem persists our technical staff would be pleased to offer
any assistance on operating the radio. Our technical helpline number
is 020 8758 0338.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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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.
Line out socket
A 3.5mm Line out socket located on the rear of your radio is provided
for connecting the audio signal to an external amplifier. Inserting a plug
into the line output socket will not mute the internal loudspeaker. Set the
volume control to adjust the speaker volume level as required.
Display backlight
1. When using your radio on batteries, the display backlight will be switched
on for approximately 12 seconds when any button is pressed.
2. When your radio is powered by AC mains the display backlight will
always be switched on.
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General
Do not allow this radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand. Do not leave
your radio where excessive heat could cause damage such as in a parked
car where the heat from the sun can build up even though the outside
temperature may not seem too high. It is recommended that the DAB band
be used wherever possible as better results in terms of quality and freedom
from interference will usually be obtained than on the FM band.
The name plate is located on the back of your radio.
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Your radio should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that
no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the
radio.
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It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum
distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure
good ventilation.
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The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it or
its ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains etc.
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No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
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It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills, in direct
sunlight etc.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Specifications
Circuit Features
Power Requirements
Loudspeaker
Mains
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
Batteries
6 x LR14 (C size)
76mm
only (adaptor)
Battery Life
Approx. 30 hours of listening for 4 hours a day
at normal volume using alkaline cells.
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.5-108MHz
DAB
174.928 - 239.200MHz
Headphone socket 3.5mm dia
Output Power
1W into 8 ohms
Line out socket
3.5mm dia
Aerial System
FM
Telescopic aerial
DAB
Telescopic aerial
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice
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Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
N.B. Damaged or broken telescopic aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the Company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact
Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown on the rear of this manual.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Website: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk
© 2009 Roberts Radio Limited
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