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CONTENTS
The FCC Wants You to Know ...........................................................................................
Using Battery Power .........................................................................................................
Using AC or DC Power .....................................................................................................
Listening Safely .................................................................................................................
Traffic Safety .....................................................................................................................
Using the Radio .................................................................................................................
Loading a Cassette Tape ..................................................................................................
Playing a Cassette Tape ...................................................................................................
Recording ..........................................................................................................................
Recording from the Radio ..........................................................................................
Making Live Recordings .............................................................................................
Tape Tips ...........................................................................................................................
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality ...............................................................
Erasing Tapes ............................................................................................................
Preventing Accidental Erasure ...................................................................................
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts .............................................................................
Care ..................................................................................................................................
Specifications ....................................................................................................................
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SCR-65 Auto-Stop AM/FM Stereo Cassette Recorder
OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.
Your RadioShack Auto-Stop AM/FM Stereo
Cassette Recorder is a versatile, easy-to-use
music system. You can record from the radio
or make live recordings, or just enjoy the radio
or cassette player’s high quality sound. The
cassette recorder’s compact design and
handy carrying handle let you take it almost
anywhere.
do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
Consult your local Radio Shack store if the
problem still exists.
Your cassette recorder can use four C batteries (not supplied) for power. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend
RadioShack alkaline batteries.
CAUTION
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
Cautions:
This symbol is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
within the product’s enclosure that might be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock. Do not open the product’s
case.
!
• use outlets on different electrical circuits
for the equipment and the radio or TV
USING BATTERY POWER
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard,
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN.
• increase the distance between the equipment and the radio or TV
• 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.
This symbol is intended to inform you that
important operating and maintenance
instructions are included in the literature
accompanying this product.
1. Push the tab down on the battery compartment cover and lift it off.
THE FCC WANTS YOU
TO KNOW
This equipment complies with the limits as
specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio
and TV interference in a residential area.
2. Place the batteries in the compartment
and on top of the attached ribbon, as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked inside.
Note: One battery goes under the others.
However, your equipment might cause TV or
radio interference even when it is operating
properly. To eliminate interference, you can
try one or more of the following corrective
measures:
3. To replace the cover, insert the cover’s
bottom tab first, then fold the cover up
until the top tab snaps back in.
• reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
When the sound becomes weak or distorted,
the cassette tape playing speed slows, or the
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cassette recorder stops operating properly,
replace the batteries.
Notes:
• Connecting an AC or DC adapter automatically disconnects internal batteries, if
installed.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly
and properly. Do not burn or bury them.
Caution: If you do not plan to use the cassette recorder with batteries for a week or
longer, remove the batteries. Batteries can
leak chemicals that can destroy electronic
parts.
• If the cassette recorder does not operate
properly when you use DC power, be
sure the 12V source (such as a cigarettelighter socket) is clean and that the
adapter’s plug is pushed all the way into
the socket.
USING AC OR DC POWER
• Disconnect the adapter when you are not
using the cassette recorder.
You can power the cassette recorder with
standard AC power using a 6V, 700 mA AC or
DC adapter and a size M Adaptaplug™ connector (neither supplied) available at your local RadioShack store.
• Internal batteries (if installed) automatically disconnect when you plug the
adapter into the DC 6V jack.
LISTENING SAFELY
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2 power
source that supplies 6V DC and
delivers at least 700 mA. Its
center tip must be set to negative and its
plug must fit the cassette recorder’s DC
6V jack. Using an adapter that does not
meet these specifications could damage
the cassette recorder or the adapter.
To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use headphones.
!
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume
levels. Extended high-volume listening
can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Always connect the AC or DC adapter to
the cassette recorder before you connect
it to a power source. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from its power
source before you disconnect it from the
cassette recorder.
• 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.
1. Set the adapter’s voltage switch to 6V, if
necessary, then connect the Adaptaplug
to the adapter’s cord so the tip reads
TIP–.
TRAFFIC SAFETY
2. Insert the barrel plug into the recorder’s
DC 6V jack.
Do not wear headphones while operating a
motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in
some areas.
3. Depending on which power source you
are using, plug the other end of the
adapter into a standard AC outlet or a
vehicle’s 12V power source, such as a
cigarette-lighter socket.
Even though some headphones let you hear
some outside sounds when listening at normal
volume levels, they still can present a traffic
hazard.
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VOLUME — slide to adjust the
sound volume.
The radio/cassette player’s automatic level control circuitry automatically adjusts the recording
level. Adjusting VOLUME does
not affect the recording.
TONE LOW/HIGH — slide TONE
to LOW to enhance the bass
sound or to HIGH to enhance the
treble sound.
AM/FM/FM STEREO — slide to select the
band. Select FM STEREO to hear sound in
stereo. FM STEREO lights when receiving
an FM station in stereo. If the reception is
weak when using FM STEREO, select FM
instead. The sound will be monaural, but
the reception should improve.
TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO
— slide to turn the radio on
and off and to use the cassette functions.
Phones — connect a pair
of headphones (not supplied) with a 1/8-inch (3.5-mm)
plug. Your local RadioShack
store carries a wide selection of
headphones.
Antenna — to get the best
FM reception, fully extend
the telescoping antenna. The
AM antenna is built-in. Rotate the radio for the best AM
reception.
Insert the headphones’ 1/8-inch
(3.5-mm) plug into the cassette
recorder’s phones jack.
Note: Connecting headphones
automatically disconnects the
built-in speaker.
PAUSE — press to
temporarily stop a tape.
Press again to resume
play, recording, rewinding, or fast-forwarding.
STOP/EJECT — press to
stop tape play, recording,
fast-forwarding, or rewinding,
or to open the cassette compartment door.
Note: The radio/cassette
player’s auto stop function
saves battery life by turning
off the motor and releasing
the tape-handling parts when
the tape reaches its end.
PLAY
RECORD — press to record
from the radio or live, using the
built-in MIC.
FAST-F — press to fastforward a tape to the desired location.
REWIND — press to rewind
a tape to the desired location.
USING THE RADIO
TUNING — rotate to select the
desired AM or FM station.
Note: Sometimes taped AM
broadcasts produce a whistling
sound that you can hear, called a
“beat.” Slide BEAT CUT (on the
back of the radio/cassette player) to the position that produces
the best quality recording.
finger. If you do not remove excess slack,
the tape might become tangled in the
record/playback
mechanism.
Avoid
touching the tape.
1. Slide TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO to RADIO.
2. Slide AM/FM/FM STEREO to the desired
band.
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette
compartment door.
3. Adjust TUNING to the desired station.
3. Load the cassette with its open edge facing up, its full reel to the right, and the
side you want to play facing out.
4. Adjust VOLUME MIN/MAX as desired.
5. Slide TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO to TAPE
RADIO OFF to turn off the radio.
4. Gently close the compartment door.
LOADING A CASSETTE TAPE
1. Take up any slack in the tape by turning
the cassette’s hub with a pencil or your
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PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
3. Press RECORD to begin recording. Both
PLAY and RECORD lock down.
1. Slide TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO to TAPE
RADIO OFF.
4. Speak into the built-in microphone, or
place it near the sound source.
2. Load a cassette tape.
5. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording
before it automatically stops.
3. Press PLAY.
4. Adjust VOLUME MIN/MAX as desired.
TAPE TIPS
5. Press STOP/EJECT to stop play back
before it automatically stops at the end of
that side. Press STOP/EJECT again to
open the cassette compartment and
remove the cassette tape.
Restoring Tape Tension and
Sound Quality
After you play a cassette tape several times,
the tape might become tightly wound on the
reels. This can cause playback sound quality
to deteriorate.
RECORDING
You can record from the radio, or use the
built-in microphone to make a live recording.
To restore the sound quality, fast-forward the
tape from the beginning to the end of one
side, then completely rewind it. Then loosen
the tape reels by gently tapping each edge of
the cassette on a flat surface.
Recording from the Radio
1. Load a blank cassette tape (or one you
want to record over) into the cassette
compartment.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the cassette when tapping it. Do not touch the exposed tape or allow any sharp objects near
the cassette.
2. Slide AM/FM/FM STEREO to the desired
band.
3. Adjust TUNING to the station you want to
record.
Erasing Tapes
4. Press RECORD to begin recording. Both
PLAY and RECORD lock down.
To record over a cassette tape, simply record
as usual. The cassette deck records over the
previous recording.
5. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording.
You can quickly erase both sides of a cassette
tape using a RadioShack bulk tape eraser.
Making Live Recordings
Note: If you use metal or high-bias type tape,
the recorded sound might not be erased properly.
Follow these steps to make live recordings using the built-in microphone
1. Load a blank cassette tape (or one you
want to record over) into the cassette
compartment.
Preventing Accidental Erasure
Cassette tapes have two erase-protection
tabs — one for each side. When a tab is in
place, you can record on that side.
2. Slide TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO to TAPE
RADIO OFF.
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To prevent accidental erasure of a tape recording, use a screwdriver to remove one or
both of the cassette tape’s erase-protection
tabs. This prevents RECORD from being
pressed.
5. Use a cotton swab dipped in tape head
cleaning solution or denatured alcohol to
gently clean the capstan, pinch roller,
tape guides, and tape heads.
Capstan
If you later decide to record on a tape side after you have removed the erase-protection
tab, place a piece of strong plastic tape over
that side’s erase-protection hole. Be sure you
cover only the hole originally covered by the
erase-protection tab.
Record/Playback
Head
Pinch
Roller
Erase
Head
Tape Guides
Caution: Removing the erase-protection tabs
does not prevent a bulk eraser from erasing a
cassette tape.
6. Press STOP/EJECT and close the cassette compartment door, then reinstall the
batteries or reconnect the power source.
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts
CARE
Dirt, dust, or particles of the tape’s coating can
accumulate on the tape heads and other parts
that the tape touches. This can greatly reduce
the performance of the cassette player. After
every 20 hours of tape player operation, follow
these steps to clean the tape-handling parts
or use a RadioShack cassette deck cleaning
kit.
Keep the cassette recorder dry; if it gets wet,
wipe it dry immediately. Use and store the
cassette recorder only in normal temperature
environments. Handle the cassette recorder
carefully; do not drop it. Keep the cassette recorder away from dust and dirt, and wipe it
with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
1. Set TAPE RADIO OFF/RADIO to TAPE
RADIO OFF.
Modifying or tampering with the cassette recorder’s internal components can cause a
malfunction and might invalidate its warranty
and void your FCC authorization to operate it.
If your cassette recorder is not performing as
it should, take it to your local RadioShack
store for assistance.
2. Remove the batteries and disconnect any
other power source.
3. Open the cassette compartment door.
4. Hold down the erase-protection tab sensor inside the cassette compartment,
then press RECORD to expose the record/
playback and erase heads, then press
PLAY to expose the tape-handling parts.
Erase-Protection Tab Sensor
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SPECIFICATIONS
Radio
Frequency Range:
FM ........................................................................................................................................ 88–108 MHz
AM ..................................................................................................................................... 530–1710 kHz
Antenna
FM ........................................................................................................................... Telescoping Antenna
AM .......................................................................................................................................... Ferrite Rod
Cassette Player
Track System ............................................................................................................................. 4 Track Stereo
Tape Speed ........................................................................................................................................... 17/8 ips
Recording System ....................................................................................................... AC Bias, Magnet Erase
Frequency Response (Record/Play) at ±6 dB ............................................................................. 125–6300 Hz
Wow and Flutter ...................................................................................................................... 0.35% (WRMS)
General
Power Requirements .................................................................................. AC Adapter, 4 C Batteries, DC 6V
Dimensions (HWD) ........................................................................ 45/8 × 125/8 × 39/16 in (118 × 320 × 91 mm)
Weight (without batteries)....................................................................................................... 2 lb 3.1 oz (1 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement
without notice.
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 company-owned 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 limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation 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.
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