Roberts Digital Radio with Dual Alarms CRD-29 Specifications

Roberts Digital Radio with Dual Alarms CRD-29 Specifications
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ROBERTS
CRD-29
FM RDS/DAB digital radio with Dual Alarms, Sleep timer and Nap timer
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Controls............................................................................ 2-3
Nap timer............................................................................17
Mains operation....................................................................4
Sleep timer.........................................................................18
Operating your radio - DAB..................................................5
Headphone socket.............................................................19
Selecting a station - DAB.....................................................6
Display backlight................................................................19
Secondary services - DAB...................................................7
Auxiliary in socket...............................................................19
Display modes - DAB...........................................................7
Headphone socket.............................................................20
Finding new stations - DAB..................................................8
Specifications.....................................................................20
Autoselect - DAB..................................................................8
Circuit features...................................................................20
Manual tuning - DAB............................................................9
General...............................................................................21
Signal strength display - DAB...............................................9
Mains Supply......................................................................21
Operating your radio - FM..................................................10
Guarantee..........................................................................22
Manual tuning - FM............................................................11
Display modes - FM...........................................................12
FM stereo/mono.................................................................12
Presetting stations - DAB and FM......................................13
Recalling a preset station - DAB and FM...........................13
System reset......................................................................14
Setting the alarm time.................................................. 15-16
To view alarm time..............................................................16
Cancelling alarms...............................................................16
Snooze function..................................................................17
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Controls (Front)
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5
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6
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1.Sleep button
5.On / Off button
2.Nap timer button
6.Auto-tune button
3.Alarm 2 button
7.Waveband button
4.Alarm 1 button
8.Light button
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Controls (Top)
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9.Telescopic aerial
10.Headphone socket
11.Auxiliary In socket
12.Menu / Select button
13.Volume up / down buttons
14.Tuning / Snooze button
15.Preset buttons
16.Info button
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Mains operation
1. Place the unit on a flat surface. Plug the mains lead into a wall socket
and switch on the wall socket.
2. The display will show "Clock Setting..." for a few seconds before
returning to clock display.
3. The clock radio will attempt to set the clock from a DAB signal. If a
signal is found then the time will be displayed. If no suitable signal is
found, the radio will display "Clock N/A" and will then display a time
of 00:00. If this happens it is not a fault. The time should be set once
a DAB signal is being received, see page 5.
Please note the time must be set before the alarm function can be
used.
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The mains plug is used to connect your apparatus to the AC mains
supply. In order to completely disconnect the apparatus from the AC
mains supply, the mains plug should be removed from the mains
socket outlet.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Operating your radio - DAB
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
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2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
3. If this is the first time the radio is used press the Auto-tune button to
perform a quick scan of UK Band III DAB channels. The display will
show "Autotune Quick scan". If the radio has been used before the
last used station will be selected.
4. During Autotune as each group of stations is detected the bottom line
of the display will show its name and the station count will be updated.
The top line of the display shows a bargraph indicating progress of
the Autotune.
5. When the Auto tune is complete the first station (in numeric-alpha
order 0...9...A....Z) will be selected.
6. If the station list is still empty after the Autotune your radio will display
"No Signal".
7. If no signals are found it may be necessary to relocate your radio or
the antenna to a position giving better reception.
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Selecting a station - DAB
1. The top line of the display shows the name of the station currently
selected.
2. Press the Tuning up or down buttons to step through the list of
available stations.
3. Press and release the Menu/Select button to select the station. The
display may show "Tuning" while your radio finds the new station.
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2
4. Adjust the Volume control to the required setting.
Note: If after selecting a station the display shows "Not Available" it
may be necessary to relocate your radio or the antenna to a position
giving better reception.
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4
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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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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 move through the tuning list.
Display modes - DAB
a
Your radio has six display modes: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.
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 current station belongs.
d. Signal strength
Displays signal strength for station being listened to.
e. Time and date
Displays current time and date.
f. Audio type
Displays audio type and bit rate
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b
c
d
e
f
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, the display will show "Autotune Quick Scan". 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 Aut-tune button for more than 2 seconds and then
release. The display will show "Autotune Full scan". 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
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Autoselect - DAB
As an alternative to pressing the Menu/Select button to select a station
your radio can be set so as to automatically select a station.
1. Press and hold in the Menu/Select button until the display shows
"Autoselect ON".
2. Scroll through the tuning list using the Tuning up or down buttons
until the station you require is visible on the display, after a few seconds
your radio will automatically select the station shown on the display.
1,3
3. To switch off Autoselect press and hold in the Menu/Select button
until the display shows "Autoselect OFF".
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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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 hold in the Info button until the display shows "Manual
tune". Press and release the Menu/Select button.
2. Press the Tuning up or down buttons to find the required DAB
channel.
1,3
3. Press and release the Menu/Select button to select the channel.
4. Press the Tuning up or down buttons to select the stations contained
within the Multiplex for the selected DAB channel.
5. Press and release the Menu/Select button to return to normal tuning
mode.
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2,4
Signal strength display - DAB
1. Repeatedly press and release the Info button until the lower line of
the display shows signal strength.
2. Position your radio and angle the telescopic aerial for best reception
using the signal strength display as a guide. Move your radio around
and position so as to give maximum number of black rectangles on
signal strength display. The clear unfilled rectangle indicates minimum
signal level required for satisfactory reception.
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5
Operating your radio - FM
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
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2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. If in DAB mode, the
radio will tune to the previous DAB station.
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3. Press the Band button to select the FM band.
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4. Press and immediately release 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.
5. If RDS information is available after a few seconds the display will
update and show station name.
6. To find other stations press and release the Auto-tune button as
before.
7. To scan the FM band in a downwards direction (high frequency to
low frequency) press and hold down the Auto-tune button until the
display shows the radio frequency changing.
8. When the waveband end is reached your radio will recommence tuning
from the opposite waveband end.
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9. Adjust the Volume control to the required settings.
10. 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
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Press the Band button to select the FM band. Fully extend the Telescopic aerial.
2
3. Press 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.
5. Set the Volume control to the desired setting.
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3
6. To switch off your radio press the On/Off button.
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6
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Display modes - FM
On FM the bottom line of the display can be set to any of the following
modes:-
a
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Scrolling text
1
Displays scrolling text messages such as artist/track name, phone in number etc.
b
c
b. Program Type
Displays type of station being listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
c. Signal strength
Displays signal strength for station being listened to.
d. Time and date
Displays current time and date.
e. Frequency
Displays frequency of the station being listened to.
f. Audio mode Display shows Auto (stereo) or mono.
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e
f
FM Stereo/Mono
1. If a station being received is weak some hiss may be audible. To reduce
the hiss press and release the Menu/Select button until the display
shows "Audio mode : mono" your radio will switch to mono mode.
2. To return to stereo mode press and release the Menu/Select button
until the display shows "Audio mode :Auto", your radio will switch to
stereo mode.
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Note: FM stereo is only available when using earphone/headphones
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Presetting stations - DAB and FM
There are 5 memory presets for each of the 2 wavebands.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio.
2. Tune to the required station as previously described.
3. Press and hold down the required Preset button until the display shows
e.g. "Preset 1 stored". The station will be stored under the chosen
preset button. Repeat this procedure for the remaining presets.
3
4. Stations stored in preset memories may be overwritten by following
the above procedure.
Recalling a preset station - DAB and FM
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio.
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2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Band button.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button, your radio will tune to
the station stored in preset memory.
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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
1. If in DAB mode, press and hold Info button until the display shows
"Manual Tune".
2. Press and release the Info button until the display shows "System
reset" then immediately press Menu/Select button.
3. If in FM mode, press and hold Info button until display shows "System
reset", then immediately press Menu/Select button.
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4. If DAB was used last then a "Quick scan" of the DAB band will be
performed, otherwise a "Quick scan" will be carried out the next time
the DAB band is selected.
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Note: System reset clears all presets, clears the DAB station list, clears
all timers and resets volume to the default setting.
If a problem persists our technical staff would be pleased to help 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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Setting the alarm time
There are two alarm timers which are individually controlled and may
independently to be set to Buzzer, Radio or Off.
1
Note: Alarm times are set using 24Hr format e.g. 2:30PM is entered
as 14:30
1. Press and hold the required alarm button, alarm 1 or alarm 2.
1
2. To change the alarm state press the Tuning up or down buttons.
Your alarm can be set to wake you by Buzzer or Radio.
3. Press the Menu/Select button. The hours digits will begin to flash in
the display.
4. Set the required hour using the Tuning up or down buttons.
5. Press the Menu/Select button. The minute digits will begin to flash
in the display.
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6. Set the required minute using the Tuning up or down buttons.
7. Press the Menu/Select button to confirm the alarm setting. The
display will show the set alarm time. After a few seconds the display
will revert to normal play mode.
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8. If the radio is in standby mode the display then shows the alarm
state.
Note: when alarm is set to wake by radio your clock radio will
switch on to the last used station.
To view alarm time
1. Press and release the relevant Alarm button to view set alarm
time.
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Cancelling alarms
1. Whilst an alarm is sounding it can be cancelled for 24hours by pressing
the On/Off button.
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2. To permanently cancel an alarm proceed as follows:3. Press and hold the appropriate Alarm button until the current alarm
type is shown flashing.
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4
4. Repeatedly press and release the Tuning up or down buttons until
"Off" is shown, then immediately press the Menu/Select button.
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4
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Snooze function
1. The radio or beep alarm can be silenced for 5 minutes by pressing
the Snooze button.
The display will show
.
1
2. This sequence can be repeated during the 1 hour radio or 30 minute
beep alarm period.
3. The snooze timer can be cancelled by pressing the On/Off button.
Nap timer
The Nap timer facility allows you to set the radio to wake you after a predetermined interval (up to 2 hours) without needing to set the alarms.
1
1. Press and hold the Nap button, the current nap time will flash.
2. Repeatedly press and release Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose
the required Nap time in minutes 10>20>30>40>50>60>70>80>90>
100>110>120.
3. When the desired interval is displayed, immediately press and release
the Menu/Select button. The display will show
to indicate the nap
timer is active.
4. When the selected Nap timer has elapsed, the radio buzzer will sound.
To cancel the buzzer press the On/Off button.
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2
3
Sleep timer
Your radio can be set to turn off after a preset time has elasped. The sleep
setting can be adjusted between 1-99 minutes in 1 minute increments.
1
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio.
2. Press and hold the Sleep button to display the sleep setting. The
sleep time will flash.
2
3. Press the Tuning up or down buttons to select desired sleep time,
minimum 1 minute - 99 minutes maximum.
4. Press the Menu/Select button. The display will show
the sleep timer is active.
to indicate
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3
5. Your radio will switch off after the preset sleep time has elasped.
6. To cancel the sleep function before the preset time has elasped, press
the On/Off button.
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6
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on :020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Display backlight
1. The display backlight has eight levels including off and can be set by
repeatedly pressing and releasing the Light button.
Aux in socket (3.5mm Jack)
1. Connect an audio source (ie iPod, MP3 or CD player) to the Aux in
socket.
2. Adjust the Volume control on your iPod, MP3 or CD player for comfortable listening.
Aerials
As supplied your clock radio is fitted with a telescopic aerial. Should this
prove inconvenient a separate wire aerial can be fitted in place of the
telescopic aerial.
A spanner is provided to allow removal of the telescopic aerial. The wire
aerial can then be plugged in place of the telescopic aerial.
Note : In areas where signals are weak the wire aerial may not prove
to be as effective as the telescopic aerial.
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Headphone socket
A 3.5mm Headphone Socket located on the right-hand end of your radio
is provided for use with either headphones or an earpiece. Inserting a plug
automatically mutes the internal loudspeaker.
Specifications
Circuit Features
Power Requirements
Loudspeaker
Mains
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
only
75mm 8ohms
Output Power
0.9 Watts
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.5-108MHz
DAB
174.928 - 239.200MHz
Headphone socket 3.5mm diameter stereo
Aerial System
FM
Telescopic aerial or alternative wire aerial
DAB
Telescopic aerial or alternative wire aerial
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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General
The wire coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal marked N
or coloured BLACK.
Do not allow this unit to be exposed to moisture (e.g. dripping or splashing)
or to temperatures exceeding 70 degrees centigrade. 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 wire coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal marked L
or coloured RED.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on
the apparatus.
The name plate is located on the underside of the unit.
Fuse
Mains supply
The CRD-29 will operate from a supply of AC 230volts, 50Hz
only.
For your convenience this product is supplied with a plug which is fitted
with a fuse of the appropriate rating. If the plug supplied is not suitable
for your socket outlet, it should be removed by unscrewing the plug top,
the terminal screws and removing the cable.
The correct style of plug to suit your household together with a correctly
rated fuse should be fitted.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN
IMPORTANT. DO NOT make any connection to the larger terminal which
is marked with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol
Green or Green-and-yellow.
or coloured
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
codes :BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:-
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This apparatus must be protected by a 3A fuse (BS1362) in a 13A plug
(BS1363). If another type of plug is used a 5A fuse should be fitted in the
plug, adaptor or distribution board.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
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
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