Advanced Global Technology XM101VK Car Satellite Radio System User Manual

Car Kit
Instruction Manual
Model XM101VK
Important: This manual contains important safety and operating information. Please read, understand,
and follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to do so could result in personal injury, death, and/or
damage to your Sportscaster, accessories, and/or to your vehicle or property.
Please note that the cables and antenna wire that has been supplied with your device are
supplied with permanently attached ferrite beads. It is the responsibility of the user to use the
cable and antenna wire with the ferrite beads.
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by XM Satellite Radio,
Inc. can void the user's authority to operate this device.
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.
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.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by AGT can void your
authority to operate this equipment.
IMPORTANT: The FCC and FAA have not certified the AGT XM Sportscaster Satellite Radio
Receiver for use in any aircraft (neither portable nor permanent installation). Therefore,
AGT cannot support this type of application or installation.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards.
Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
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Thank you for purchasing the new AGT Sportscaster Satellite Radio Accessory Kit.
• Mount your Sportscaster into cradles that are easily installed in your vehicle or your
home. Connect your Sportscaster's power, and antenna connectors and you are
ready to enjoy XM Satellite Radio.
• A built-in FM transmitter allows you to hear XM programming on your car FM radio,
using an unused frequency on the FM band.
• Available accessory kits make your Sportscaster useable in the home or on the go.
About Advanced Global Technology
Advanced Global Technology (AGT) is a worldwide leader in mobile, home and portable
electronics and audio technology. With its exciting line of satellite radio products,
AGT offers a broad portfolio of products to answer a wide variety of information and
entertainment needs-in the vehicle, home, office, and portable environments.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM Satellite Radio is the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than 6
million subscribers. XM offers more than 160 digital radio channels: 100% commercialfree music channels, ranging from hip hop to opera, rock to bluegrass, big band to
reggae; 71 talk radio channels, including news, sports, comedy, and children's programming; and 21 channels of round-the-clock traffic and weather reports.
Subscribers pay $12.95 a month for the XM service, which was named Best Radio
Service by the music industry's leading magazine Billboard at the 2004 Digital
Entertainment Awards. Exclusive programming on XM includes Major League
Baseball® games for every team, all season long. You can listen to XM on a variety of
satellite radio receivers for the vehicle, home, and portable use. In-dash XM radios are
available in more than 120 vehicle models for the 2006 model year. XM is broadcast
via satellite from coast to coast, so you can listen to XM continuously as you travel
across the country.
* To receive the XM service, you must subscribe to XM. Available in the continental United States and Canada only. Satellite radio reception depends
on the ability of the antenna to receive a signal. The signal may not be available in buildings or if obstructed (e.g., by mountains, trees, bridges, etc).
Let’s Get Started
A Brief History
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Let’s Get Started
Let's Get Started
First, some important reminders:
We know you're eager to turn on your new Sportscaster and listen to XM, but please
take a moment to read through this instruction manual.
Warning: This manual contains important safety and operating information.
Please read, understand, and follow the instructions in this manual. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury, death, and/or damage to your Sportscaster,
accessories, and/or to your vehicle or property.
Warning: When using this product it is always important to keep your eyes on
the road and your hands on the wheel. Not doing so could result in injury and/or
death to you or to others and/or in property damage.
Caution: Use your Sportscaster only with the enclosed components or approved
accessories. Do not modify wires or other connectors in any way; you could cause a
malfunction, which could damage your Sportscaster and will void your warranty.
Caution: Refrain from using food or drinks near your Sportscaster. Spilling food
or drinks on the unit can damage it. Also, improperly installing the antenna cable
can cause leaks, which can damage your Sportscaster and/or your vehicle.
Caution: If you’re not going to operate your vehicle for an extended period of
time (e.g. parking garage while on vacation) unplug your Sportscaster receiver from
the cigarette lighter adapter.
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Mounting in the Car
If using the AMPs mounting holes
to fasten the Sportscaster car
mount to your console, Bolt or
screw the Sportscaster car
mount in place and proceed to
step 2. AMPs is the standard hole
spacing used in most mobile
phone mounts.
1. Locate your car mount below
the top of the dash in your
vehicle to keep the unit within
easy reach while driving. A
lower location for the receiver
in the vehicle will ensure that
the installation does not cause
interference with other FM
radios outside the vehicle. See
Illustration (Figure 1) and be
sure to locate your car mount
within the shaded area.
2. Remove the protective film
from the double sided tape on
the bottom of your car mount.
3. Push the Sportscaster into the
car mount until it locks into
place. (Figure 2).
4. Connect the DC Power, antenna and audio connectors (if required) to the
appropriate jacks. (Figure 3). Use the cassette adapter if your vehicle’s audio
system has a built-in cassette player.
5. For best reception, place the XM antenna on the vehicle’s metallic roof, at least 6”
from any window or sunroof. It can be placed in the front, middle, or rear of the
roof. (Figure 4).
6. To remove the Sportscaster, push the release tab on the top of the car mount
upward and pull the Sportscaster forward.
If the car is a convertible, you may mount the antenna on the metal trunk lid. It
should be at least 4” from the rear window. Ensure that the antenna and cable
don’t interfere with the opening or closing of the convertible top or the trunk lid.
Installation
Installation
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Personalizing Your Sportscaster
FM Transmitter
Frequencies
This feature will enable the Sportscaster to broadcast XM content via a wireless
Transmitter on an FM frequency between 88.1MHz to 107.9MHz. The FM Transmitter is
disabled when either in battery mode or when the audio output jack is in use.
Note: The FM Transmitter’s default setting is OFF.
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Press the Menu button to enter the Setup Menu.
Press the Up and Down Arrow buttons to navigate to FM Transmitter.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the FM Transmitter sub menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons to navigate to Frequencies and choose an
available frequency that is not being used by an FM Broadcaster in your area.
5. Press the Select button to store the frequency.
Note: The FM frequency you select may need to be changed when traveling. This is due to the
differences in signal strength of local FM stations and is not a problem with your
Sportscaster.
Audio Level
The Audio Level option adjusts the Sportscasters audio output. There are 10 levels of
adjustment available.
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Press the Menu button to enter the Setup Menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow button to navigate to Audio Level.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the Audio Level sub menu.
Press the Left or Right Arrow button to adjust the audio level to your comfort.
Press the Select button to store the new setting.
Note: The default setting is level 6.
Display Options
Contrast
This option is used to adjust the Sportscasters display contrast. There are 10 levels
of adjustment available.
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Press the Menu button to enter the Setup Menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons to navigate to Display Options.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the Display Options sub menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow buttons to navigate to Contrast.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the Contrast setting screen
Press the Left or Right Arrow button to adjust the contrast to your desired level.
Press the Select button to store the new setting.
Personalizing Your Sportscaster
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Personalizing Your Sportscaster
Note: The default setting is level 6.
Brightness
This option is used to adjust the Sportscasters display brightness. There are 10 levels
of adjustment available.
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Press the Menu button to enter the Setup Menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow button to navigate to Display Options.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the Display Options sub menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow button to navigate to Brightness.
Press the Select or Right Arrow button to enter the Brightness setting screen
Press the Left or Right Arrow button to set the brightness to your desired level.
Press the Select button to store the new setting.
Note: The default setting is level 6.
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1. Attach all connections firmly and securely.
2. Ensure the cigarette lighter adapter or auxiliary power socket is clean and free of
corrosion.
3. Check the adapter fuse by unscrewing the ribbed end of the adapter. If required,
replace with a 2-amp fuse only. If your cigarette lighter adapter does not have a
removable end cap, then it is equipped with an internal fuse that resets itself
after it is left unpowered for a period of time.
If you see this on the display:
You should:
NO SIGNAL
Cause: The XM
signal is being blocked.
Move your Sportscaster away
from the obstructed area (e.g.,
an underground garage).
CHECK ANTENNA
Cause: Possible problem with
XM antenna
Connect the antenna. Make
sure the cable and connectors
are not damaged or kinked.
OFF AIR
Cause: The channel selected is
not currently broadcasting.
Tune to another channel.
UPDATING
Cause: Your Sportscaster is being
updated with the latest encryption code.
Simply wait until the update
is completed.
--Cause: You may have tried to tune to a
channel that you have blocked or that
you cannot receive with your
subscription package.
To receive that channel, contact XM
Satellite Radio at 1.800.967.2346
.
Other Things You Should Know
Troubleshooting
Your Sportscaster should provide you with trouble-free performance without needing
any servicing. If it does not appear to be working properly, first try to remedy the problem by following these steps:
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Warranty
Warranty Information
One-Y
Year Limited Warranty
This limited warranty sets forth all Advanced Global Technology responsibilities
regarding your product. There are no other expressed or implied warranties from
Advanced Global Technology.
Warranty Service Provided
If you purchased the product new from a retail vendor, Advanced Global Technology
warrants the equipment against defects in material and workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from the original date of purchase. This warranty is in lieu of all other
express warranties. This warranty begins when you purchase the product and
continues for one (1) year unless you sell or rent the unit, in which case the warranty
stops.
Advanced Global Technology disclaims any implied warranty, including the warranty of
merchantability and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, as of the date of
one year from your original purchase of the product Advanced Global Technology
assumes no responsibility for any special, incidental, or consequential damages.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of special,
incidental, or consequential damages or limitations on how long a warranty lasts, so
the above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
Warranty Service Not Provided
This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
improper installation or operation, lack of reasonable care, unauthorized modification,
or the affixing of any attachment not provided by Advanced Global Technology with the
equipment, and/or loss of parts. This warranty is voided in the event any unauthorized
person opens, alters, or repairs the product.
All Advanced Global Technology equipment being returned for repair must be suitably
packaged.
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Your product will be repaired or replaced if examination by the service center
determines the product is defective. Products received damaged as a result of
shipping will require you to file a claim with the carrier prior to repair. A product
received with missing parts or with damage due to abuse, inadequate packing or some
other noncompliance with this limited warranty will be returned to you C.O.D., freight
collect.
Note: A product received which was not made by Advanced Global Technology or which is not
defective as determined by our test procedures will not be repaired and will be returned
to you C.O.D., freight collect.
To Obtain Warranty Service
• Provide proof of the date of purchase within the package.
• Prepay all shipping costs to the authorized service center.
• Include a return shipping address within the package.
Please retain your sales receipt, the carton, the packing materials, and the printed
material. The original carton is the best shipping container for the Product should you
have to return it.
For your reference:
Model Number
XM Radio ID
Date of Purchase
Where Purchased
Serial Number
Advanced Global Technology Customer Service Telephone Number:
1-8
877-S
SUPT-A
AGT (787-8
8248)
Visit Us on the Web: www.advancedgt.com
Warranty
What to Do for Warranty Service
During the first thirty (30) days, a defective product is eligible for over-the-counter
exchange at the retailer from whom it was purchased. After thirty (30) days, the
defective product should be returned to the authorized service center. Please allow a
minimum of 2-3 weeks for the return of your product. For the shipping address of the
authorized service center, call one of the telephone numbers given below.
Advanced Global Technology, LLC
P.O. Box 2060
New York, NY 10156-2060
U.S.A.
Customer Service (1) 877.SUPT.AGT
www.advancedgt.com
AGT, Sportscaster name and related logos are
trademarks of Advanced Global Technology, LLC.
XM name and related logos are registered
trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
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