u Storing Radio Stations in Memory s Before you begin e You can store 20 stations (10 AM and 10 FM) in memory by using the PRESET/ STORE and RECALL/SET buttons. These are called preset radio stations. To store preset stations: r Belt clip m a Battery compartment door Make sure the radio is on by pressing RADIO ON/OFF, the display lights. • 2. Select the desired band (AM or FM) by pressing BAND. Tape Care 3. Select the station you want to preset (store in memory) by using the TUNING and buttons. • 4. Press PRESET/STORE button (MEMO for memory flashes in display for approximately 5 seconds). You must complete steps 5 and 6 within this 5second time period while MEMO is flashing in the display. • n 5. Press the RECALL/SET button to select the preset channel location. The first time you press the button, CH 1 (channel 1) is selected and appears in the display. Each time you press the button, you advance one channel. 6. Press PRESET/STORE button to store the station as a preset station (MEMO disappears from the display when the station has been successfully stored). The station you selected in step 3 is now stored in the preset CH number shown in the display. u a l Batteries Don't Last Forever If you're not going to use your mini stereo/cassette player for more than a month, be sure to remove the batteries, or they might leak and cause you all kinds of problems. Note: Storing a station in memory automatically erases the station that was previously stored in that memory location (preset location). FCC INFORMATION 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. Make sure the radio is on by pressing RADIO ON/OFF. • Select the desired band (AM or FM) by pressing BAND. 3. Press and release the RECALL/SET button until the desired preset station appears in the display. Demagnetize the head occasionally with a head demagnetizing cassette (available from many audio equipment stores). • Never use any metal objects on or near the tape heads. Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the tape assembly. maximizing am reception Volume To adjust the sound level, turn the VOLUME control on the side of the unit. For best AM reception, place the unit in a vertical position (with the volume knob and headphone jack facing up) when listening to AM stations. Maximum AM station reception can also be obtained by laying the unit on its back with the belt clip resting on a table or the floor. Using the Radio Using the cassette Tape Player Store Preset RADIO ON/OFF button VOLUME Control STOP F. FWD digital AM/FM stereo cassette player s t e r e o DIGITAL TUNING ST CH MHz FM RADIO On/Off TUNING RECALL SET STORE PRESET BAND Headphone jack RECALL/SET button TUNING - and + buttons Band • Press the RADIO ON/OFF button to turn the radio on. The last band and radio station frequency selected appear in the display. • To choose between AM and FM radio bands, press the BAND button. The last station and band selected appear in the display. Note: ST appears in the display when you are receiving a station broadcasting in FM Stereo. The FM radio station must be transmitting in stereo for you to receive the broadcast in stereo. AM stations are received in mono only and ST does not appear in display. • Model RP1874 55119080 (EN/E) Note: Preset stations will remain in memory for about 10 minutes when replacing batteries. If you have removed the batteries for more than 10 minutes, you may need to store stations in memory again. You must plug the headphones into the PHONES jack on the side of the unit to hear the radio or cassette tape. Turn the volume down before you put on the headphones and increase the volume to desired level after they are in place. The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given as a general indication and not as a guarantee. In order to provide the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any improvement or modification without prior notice. The English version serves as the final reference on all product and operational details should any discrepancies arise in other languages. ©2000 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. 10330 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46290 Trademark(s) ® Registered Marca(s) © Registrada(s) Marque(s) © Deposée(s) www.rca.com Make sure the unit is turned off and allow 30 minutes drying time when using a liquid cleaner. To clean a cassette tape, open the compartment door, push the PLAY button and gently clean the heads, capstan, and pinch wheel with a head cleaner. 2. If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the Federal Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, “How To Identify and Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems.” This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-00000345-4 when ordering copies. Have a Blast- Just Not in Your Eardrums Make sure you turn down the volume on the unit before you put on headphones. Increase the volume to the desired level only after headphone are in place. Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape can build up on the parts that come in contact with the tape. These deposits can cause incomplete erasure, muffled playback sound, and might prevent automatic stop. 1. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by turning the equipment off and on), try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference. Cleaning the Tape Heads The clip enables you to carry your mini stereo on a belt. This belt clip can be removed by lifting up the lock key while simultaneously pushing it in the direction of the arrow. This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception. • Cassette tapes can be erased by magnetic fields produced by magnets, electric motors, electrical transformers, and other devices. Keep tapes away from magnets and magnetic fields. The Clip In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or modifications not expressly approved by Thomson Consumer Electronics could void the user’s authority to operate this product. Reorient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is “receiving” the interference). Don’t expose tapes to sunlight or store in hot places. High temperatures may warp the shell or damage the tape itself. Keep cassettes in their boxes when not in use. Clean heads after every 25 hours of use. Display • • Turn unit off before cleaning the exterior with a soft dust cloth. Listening to a preset station Headphones DIGITAL AM/FM STEREO WITH CASSETTE PLAYER RP 1874 Cleaning the Exterior 1. Battery Power This unit is powered by 2 “AA” size alkaline batteries. Open the battery compartment door on the back of the unit by pressing down and sliding the door in the direction of the arrow. Insert batteries as shown on the unit. Care and Maintenance To change the radio station one channel at a time, press and release the TUNING and buttons to advance up and down the scale. The Buttons F FWD Press and lock to advance tape forward. PLAY Press and lock to play a tape. STOP Press to stop PLAY or F FWD. Playing a cassette tape 1. Open the tape deck door by using the indexes on the side of the door and pulling the door open. 2. Insert a tape with the exposed tape facing toward the top of the unit. 3. Press F FWD to move tape to the desired point. 4. Press and lock the PLAY button on the top of the unit. Important: The cassette tape won’t play if the radio is on. Clean these parts Quit Slacking-A little bit of slack in your tapes can cause scratches on the tape, or worse yet, the tape could break. If you notice some slack in the tape, use a pencil to tighten it up before you insert it. A US Warranty What your warranty covers: • Any defect in material or workmanship. For how long after the original purchase: • One year. (The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.) What we will do: • Provide you with a new or, at our option, a refurbished unit. • The exchange unit is warranted for the remainder of your product’s original warranty period. How to make a warranty claim: • Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the product. We recommend using the original carton and packaging materials. • Remove cassette tapes or CDs from unit before shipping as these will not be returned. • Include in the package evidence of purchase date, such as the bill of sale. Also print your name and address and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS or its equivalent to: Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. Product Exchange Center 11721 B Alameda Ave, Socorro, TX 79927 • Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the warranty. • Insure your shipment in case of loss or damage. Thomson accepts no liability in case of damage or loss. • A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight. What your warranty does not cover: • Customer instruction. Your owner's manual provides information regarding the operating instructions and user controls. For additional information, ask your dealer. • Installation and setup service adjustments • Batteries • Damage from misuse or neglect • Products that have been modified or incorporated into other products. • Product purchased or serviced outside the USA • Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage. Product Registration: • Please complete and mail the Product registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage. How state law relates to this warranty: • This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If you purchased your product outside of the U.S.A.: • This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.