Instruction Manual
AM/FM Radio
AM/FM Radio
Contents
Important safety information................................................................................................................ 3
Instructions for use.................................................................................................................................... 5
Check the package contents........................................................................................................ 5
Where to put your Radio ............................................................................................................... 5
Setting up.............................................................................................................................................. 5
Your AM/FM Radio..................................................................................................................................... 7
Using your AM/FM Radio........................................................................................................................ 8
Switch on.............................................................................................................................................. 8
Switch off.............................................................................................................................................. 8
Change the mode............................................................................................................................. 8
Adjusting the volume....................................................................................................................... 8
Using headphones............................................................................................................................ 8
Using the FM radio..................................................................................................................................... 9
Telescopic aerial................................................................................................................................. 9
AM and FM Radio mode.................................................................................................................. 9
Tuning to an AM or FM station...................................................................................................... 9
Storing an AM or FM station preset............................................................................................. 9
Tune to an AM or FM preset station............................................................................................ 10
Set the time and date............................................................................................................................... 11
Setting the time ................................................................................................................................. 11
Setting the alarm................................................................................................................................ 11
Stop the Alarm ................................................................................................................................... 11
Snooze .................................................................................................................................................. 11
Turn off the Alarm ............................................................................................................................ 12
Sleep timer .......................................................................................................................................... 12
Technical information.............................................................................................................................. 13
Specification........................................................................................................................................ 13
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................................................... 14
General information.................................................................................................................................. 16
Product guarantee..................................................................................................................................... 17
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Important safety information
Your Radio should be treated with care. The information below has been provided in
the interest of safety and will help you to enjoy this product and the benefits it brings
for many years.
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Keep the product and all its parts out of reach of small children.
This product is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Keep it dry. Avoid exposure to precipitation, humidity and liquids which could all
affect the product circuitry.
Do NOT leave it in high temperatures as electronic devices and plastic parts may
warp in heat.
Do NOT leave it in low temperatures as moisture can form inside the product,
which may damage the circuit board.
Do NOT block or cover slots, holes or openings on the product by placing on soft
furnishings such as carpets, rugs or beds as these are provided for functionality
and/or ventilation to ensure safe operation of the product
Do NOT store in dusty or dirty areas.
Disconnect your Radio from the mains power supply during thunderstorms.
Always check that you have completely switched off your Radio, before you
change or disconnect the power supply.
Only use the power supply that came with the product. Using an unauthorised
power supply will invalidate your guarantee and may irrecoverably damage the
product.
Where the mains power plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
Do NOT attempt to open the product. This product does not contain any user
serviceable parts. Unauthorised handling of the device may damage it and will void
your warranty.
Do NOT use your Radio near emergency/intensive care medical equipment; if you
have a pacemaker fitted or during an electrical storm.
If the Radio will not be used for a long period of time, make sure that all of the
batteries are removed from the battery compartment and the mains power is
unplugged.
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Do NOT use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or detergents to clean the
product. Wipe with a damp (not wet) soft cloth to clean.
WARNING:
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen to this radio at high volume levels
for long periods of time.
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Instructions for use
Check the package contents
The package contains:
• 1 x AM/FM Radio
• 1 x mains adaptor
• 1 x instruction manual
• 1 x warranty card
Where to put your Radio
It is important that you consider carefully in advance where your Radio will be situated
and make sure that it is:
• on a flat and stable surface
Note: Never place your Radio on antique or polished surfaces.
• within 1.2 metres of a power socket (if using mains power). Please ensure that the
mains power lead is not a trip hazard.
• at least 1 metre away from other electrical appliances to avoid interference
• where you can fully extend the telescopic aerial
• away from bright sunlight or heat sources, such as a radiator
• not in a humid or very damp place such as a bathroom
Setting up
1. Connect the mains power lead into the socket on the back of the Radio and fully
extend the telescopic aerial in a vertical position to obtain the maximum signal
strength.
2. Plug the power adaptor into the mains power wall socket and switch on.
3. Slide the switch on the back of the radio to ‘On’. Your radio will now be in standby
mode
4. Press and release the ‘Power/Mode’ button on the top of the Radio. Your radio and
display will fully switch on.
5. Inserting the batteries (optional). Before installing the batteries (not included)
please ensure that the Radio is switched off (press and hold the ‘Power/Mode’
button) and is unplugged from the mains power supply.
On the back of the Radio, push up the two tabs to release and remove the battery
compartment cover.
Insert 4 x 1.5V C-size (also known as LR-14) batteries, making sure to note the ‘+’
and ‘-‘ markings and position the batteries the correct way around.
Replace the battery cover, making sure it ‘clicks’ shut.
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If used continuously on battery power, your Radio has an approximate battery life
of 5 hours when using good quality alkaline batteries. When the battery power is
low, please switch off the Radio and replace the batteries.
For battery operation, please switch off the mains adaptor and remove the mains
power plug from the back of the Radio.
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Only use recommended batteries or those of the same equivalent type.
Do not mix old and new batteries or batteries of different types.
Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.
The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
Remove the batteries from the Radio if they will not be used for an extended
period of time.
Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
Dispose of old batteries carefully.
Never throw batteries in a fire or attempt to open the outer casing.
Batteries are harmful if swallowed, so keep away from young children.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if batteries are incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type.
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Your AM/FM Radio
Top View
Carry handle
Rotary volume
control
Backlit display
Power/
Mode
Menu
Preset
Telescopic aerial
Scan
Rotary Tune/Select/
Snooze control
On/Off switch
Mains power socket
Back view
Battery compartment
(C-size/LR14, not
supplied)
Headphone socket
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Using your AM/FM Radio
Switch on
Press and release the ‘Power/Mode’ button. The display will fully switch on and your
Radio will return to the mode that it was last used in (AM/FM). If you were listening to a
radio station before then this station will be automatically selected.
Note: Always make sure that the aerial is fully extended, to ensure the maximum signal
strength and the best possible sound quality. Switch off
Press and hold the ‘Power/Mode’ button. The Radio will go into Standby mode.
To completely switch off the Radio and the display, slide the switch on the back of the
radio to ‘Off’. Switch off the mains power at the wall socket, remove the power plug
from the back of the radio. Remove the batteries, if fitted.
Change the mode
Briefly press and release the ‘Power/Mode’ button to change between AM and FM
modes.
Adjusting the volume
Turn the Volume rotary control anti-clockwise to decrease the volume and clockwise
to increase the volume.
Using headphones
You can connect headphones (not included) to your radio. The headphone socket can
be found on the back of your radio and when you have headphones connected the
radio speakers are switched off and all sound is via the headphones.
Note: Headphones will need a 3.5mm stereo plug.
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Using the FM radio
Telescopic aerial
Please make sure that the aerial is fully extended before you attempt to tune to a radio
station. This will ensure that the maximum signal strength is available when the Radio
begins to scan. Extending the aerial also ensures the best possible sound quality.
AM and FM Radio mode
If you were listening to an AM or FM station when you switched the Radio off then this
station will be automatically selected when you switch the Radio back on.
Tuning to an AM or FM station
1. Press and release the ‘Scan’ button on the top of your radio to scan the frequency
band and automatically store the stations found into Presets.
Note: You can overwrite the stored station presets, please refer to Storing an AM or
FM station preset as below.
2. You can use the right hand rotary control to fine tune each FM frequency in
0.05MHz steps and each AM frequency in 0.09KHz steps.
Note: If reception is still poor adjust the position of the aerial or try moving the
radio to another location.
Storing an AM or FM station preset
Your radio can store up to 10 AM and 10 FM stations into its preset memories for
instant access to your favourite stations.
Note: Stored AM station presets do not overwrite the FM radio station presets and
stored FM station presets do not overwrite the AM station presets.
1. Tune your radio to the station that you wish to preset.
2. Press and hold the ‘Preset’ button on the top of your radio.
Note: If you press and release ‘Scan’ when tuning to an AM or FM station, your radio
will have automatically stored the stations found into Presets, you can overwrite these
with your own choice of stations.
3. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to the Preset location that you would like
to store the radio station to (01-10).
4. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’, the display will confirm ‘PXX’, where ‘XX’ is the
number of the preset (01-10).
Note: If there is already an existing AM or FM station stored under a preset, it will be
over written when you store the new station.
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Tune to an AM or FM preset station
1. Repeatedly press and release the ‘Preset’ button to cycle through the stored
presets.
2. ‘PXX’ is displayed, followed by the frequency of the station stored there. Stop
when the preset location that you would like to listen to is displayed.
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Set the time and date
Setting the time
1. Press and release the ‘Menu’ button on the top of the radio.
2. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to
. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’.
3. The hour digits will flash. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to the correct
hour. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’.
4. The minutes will now flash. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to the
correct minutes. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’ and confirm.
Setting the alarm
Note: Check that the radio has the correct time before you set an alarm. The time is
displayed when you press and released the ‘Menu’ button.
1. Press and release the ‘Menu’ button on the top of the radio.
2. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to
or . Press the rotary control to
‘Select’.
3. ‘ON’ will flash in the display. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’.
4. The hour digits for the alarm will flash. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll
to the hour for the alarm. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’.
5. The minutes will now flash. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to the
minutes for the alarm. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’.
6. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to the sound source of
(for the radio
tuner) or (for the buzzer), for the alarm. Press the rotary control to ‘Select’ and
confirm.
Note: Remember to set the radio volume to one that will wake you, as the radio
will use this volume level for the Alarm.
Stop the Alarm
When the alarm sounds you can press and release the ‘Power/Mode’ button to stop
the Alarm.
Snooze
When the alarm sounds you can press the right hand ‘Tune/Select/Snooze’ rotary
control to set a 5 minute snooze time. The ‘Alarm 1’ or ‘Alarm 2’ icon (as appropriate)
will flash in the display to confirm that a snooze has been set.
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Turn off the Alarm
Follow the steps for ‘Setting an Alarm’ on page 11 and use the rotary control to scroll to
‘OFF’ and press the rotary control to ‘Select’ and confirm in step 2.
Sleep timer
You can set your radio to turn off automatically using the sleep timer. You can choose
from OFF, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 minutes.
1. Press and release the ‘Menu’ button on the top of the radio.
2. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll to
. Press the rotary control to
‘Select’.
3. Use the right hand rotary control to scroll through the available options and
press the rotary control to select and confirm. A ‘SLEEP’ icon will be displayed to
confirm that a sleep time has been set.
Note: To cancel the sleep time, follow the steps to set the sleep time but stop when
‘OFF’ is displayed.
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Technical information
Specification
Power adaptor: Output DC 5V 1200mA.
Input AC 100-240V
Batteries:
4 x 1.5V C size (LR14)
(Optional, not supplied)
Output:
2 x 2W RMS
Frequency range:
AM:
522 KHz to 1620 KHz
FM:
87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
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Troubleshooting
If you are experiencing problems with your Radio, there are some quick and easy
checks that you can do, which may help to solve the problem.
Problem
Solution
No sound / power
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Radio reception is poor
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Increase the volume.
Check that the mains power cable
is connected securely, is plugged in
and the power switched on.
Slide the switch on the back of the
radio to ‘On’.
Check that the Radio is not in
Standby mode. Press and hold the
‘Power/Mode’ button to power on
the Radio.
Low or no battery power. Batteries
incorrectly inserted. Insert fresh
batteries correctly.
Do you have headphones
connected? Either unplug the
headphones or use them to listen to
your radio.
Fully extend the aerial to get the best
reception and sound quality.
Retune for radio stations, see page 9.
Try moving your Radio to another
location to see if reception improves.
Check that you do not have other
electrical equipment too close to
your Radio, causing interference.
Problem
Solution
The function buttons do not respond:
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Check that the power lead is plugged
into the back of the Radio and that
the mains adaptor is plugged in and
switched on.
Slide the switch on the back of the
radio to ‘On’.
Check that the Radio is not in
Standby mode. Press and hold the
‘Power/Mode’ button to power on
the Radio.
Check that you are trying to use the
function buttons for the mode that
you are in.
If you are using batteries, they
may be exhausted and need to be
replaced.
Unplug the mains power and remove
the batteries. Leave the Radio for
3 minutes and then reconnect the
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General information
This symbol
indicates that this product should not be treated as normal household
waste and it should be recycled. Please take it to your nearest collection facility or for
further details contact your local council or visit www.recycle-more.co.uk
Batteries contain substances that may be harmful to the environment and human
health. Keep out of the reach of children and seek immediate medical help if
swallowed.
This symbol
indicates that batteries should not be disposed of in the normal
household waste but taken to appropriate local recycling facilities, where and when
these are available.
Never throw batteries in a fire or attempt to open the outer casing
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PRODUCT GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of
Year
This product is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of original purchase.
Any defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship will either be replaced,
refunded or repaired free of charge where possible during this period by the dealer
from whom you purchased the unit.
The guarantee is subject to the following provisions:
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he guarantee does not cover accidental damage, misuse, cabinet parts, knobs or
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consumable items.
The product must be correctly installed and operated in accordance with the
instructions contained in this manual.
It must be solely for domestic purpose.
The guarantee will be rendered invalid if the product is re-sold or has been
damaged by inexpert repair.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The manufacturer disclaims any liability for the incidental or consequential
damages.
The guarantee is in addition to and does not diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Guarantor: Argos Ltd.,
489-499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
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Jun15/Issue: 1
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