DAB/DAB+/FM Dual Alarm Digital Radio
Instruction Book
Contents
Welcome
Controls
What’s in the Box?
You may also need
Getting Started
Using the FM Radio
Using the DAB Radio
Manual DAB Tuning
Storing your Favourite Stations
Recalling a Stored Station
Setting the Time
Setting the Alarm
When the Alarm Sounds
Setting the Sleep Time
Changing the Display
Using the Earphones
Sound
Resetting your Radio
Troubleshooting
Maintenance
General Specifications
Warnings
Copyright
Disclaimer
Warranty Information
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Welcome
Congratulations on purchasing this aves
DAB/DAB+/FM Radio. You can now listen to both DAB/DAB+ and FM
frequencies, giving you access to a wide range of stations which, using DAB/DAB+, will automatically tune.
Please read the warning section (on page16) carefully before using your radio.
What does DAB Mean?
What does DAB+Mean?
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
is a digital radio technology for
broadcasting radio stations,
common in the U.K.
DAB provides for a higher quality
of sound and also allows
additional information to be
transmitted along side to the audio.
Other countries such as: Australia,
Belgium, Brunei, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Greece,
Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Malta,
Holland, Norway, Singapore,
Switzerland transmits digital radio
in DAB+ format. Your digital radio
will work with DAB transmissions
in the U.K and with DAB+ in the above
countries. (Check www.worlddab.org)
to find the latest information on
additional country transmissions
of DAB+.
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Controls
On/Off button
DAB/FM button
Snooze button
Alarm1 button
ON / OFF
DAB / FM
ALARM1
SNOOZE
ALAR M2
Alarm2 button
Sleep button
LCD Display
Scan button
Volume up button
DIGITAL RADIO
SLEEP
SCAN
VOL
Select button
VOL
Volume down button
SELECT
INFO
Backward button
PRESET
Preset button
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Forward button
mini USB port
(Not for charging.
Factory upgrade only)
DC power socket
Earphone
Wire antenna
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What’s in the Box?
Dual Alarm Digital Radio
DC 5V power adaptor cable
DIGITAL RADIO
SLEEP
SCAN
VOL
SELECT
INFO
PRESET
VOL
You may also need
Earphones using 3.5mm jack plug (not included)
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Getting Started
Plug the power cable into the DC 5V socket on
the back of your DAB/DAB+/FM Radio.
Plug the other end of the cable into a standard
three pin wall socket and switch on the power at
the wall.
Extend the wire antenna on the back of your radio.
Press the ON/OFF button to switch on your radio. A brief
“Welcome” message will appear and automatically
tune into all available DAB stations.
The display will advise you of all available DAB
stations found. If there are no DAB stations
available in your area the display will show:
“No Service” and with scrolling text showing:
“No DAB signal available”.
Antenna Positioning
You may need to reposition the antenna for
optimum reception. The best position is dependent
on the station and the strength of the signal.
To view the signal strength, press the INFO button
repeatedly until the display shows the signal bar
at the bottom of the screen.
Scanning for Stations
If you wish to find new DAB stations or you move
your radio to a new location, you can search using
the SCAN key.
All available stations will be saved for future use.
You can switch between DAB and FM using the
DAB/FM button.
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Using the FM Radio
Turn on your radio by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Switch to FM by pressing the DAB/FM button. You can select the desired frequency manually
by pressing the
or
button to move up or down.
Fine tuning can be done by pressing
or
once and repeatedly until the desired frequency is
found. Alternatively, if you press the SCAN button it will automatically seek out the next available station.
If you press and hold the SCAN button it will search in the opposite direction.
Using the DAB Radio
When you turn on your radio and switch to DAB mode for the first time it will search all the available DAB
stations automatically. If you wish to re-tune a DAB station or search for new stations press the SCAN button.
Press the SCAN button to scan for all available DAB stations.
You can explore the DAB stations by pressing the
or
button as follows:
In the DAB mode, press and hold the SELECT button to access the “Auto On/Off ”
modes. Press and hold the SELECT button repeatedly to shift between the “Auto On” and “Auto Off ” modes.
In the “Auto On” mode, select the stations by pressing the
the station will be selected automatically.
In the “Auto Off ” mode, you must press the SELECT
button to confirm after pressing the
or
button to select the station.
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button and
Please Note:
Your radio’s default setting
is set to “Auto On”.
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Manual DAB Tuning
To select the manual tuning function, press and hold the INFO button until the display shows
“Manual Tune”, then press the SELECT button to confirm.
Press the
or
button to move through the DAB channels. The display will show “5A to 13F”
and their associated frequency. Press the SELECT button to confirm selection.
If the DAB channel locates a station group, the name of the station group will appear at the bottom
of the display.
Press the SELECT button again and the first station name will appear on the display and play automatically.
To return to the “manual menu” press and hold the INFO button.
To exit the “manual menu” press the INFO button.
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Storing your Favourite Stations
You can store your favourite stations to the memory. This will enable you to access your favourite
stations quickly and easily at a later date.
Press and hold the PRESET button, the letter “P” followed by a number from “1 to 10" and the
word “empty” will appear on the screen if this position is empty. Press the
or
button
repeatedly to select the desire preset position(”P1 to P10").
Press the SELECT button to save the station.
You can save up to 10 stations in both the DAB and FM mode.
Recalling a Stored Station
Once you have saved your preset stations you can press the PRESET button to recall the saved station.
Press the PRESET button to enter into the “Preset Load” function.
Press the
or
button to select your desired preset station number.
Press the SELECT button to confirm selection and your radio will tune into that station.
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Setting the Time
When you first turn on your radio it will automatically synchronise to the local
time by searching the DAB signal, it will continue to search the time information
until it is synchronised.
If the radio cannot find a DAB frequency to set the clock, you can use the FM mode
(some FM stations also transmit time information).
Switch to the FM mode by pressing the DAB/FM button.
Search for a station using either the
or
button or the SCAN button.
If the FM station is transmitting time information it will set itself automatically.
Please Note:
Please Note:
Not all FM stations transmit time information.
If the time does not synchronise, press the SCAN
button to find another station and repeat the
steps until the time is set.
The auto update time on your radio’s default
setting is set to “Yes”.
To manually set the time, press and hold the INFO button until the display shows the “info menu”.
Press the
or
button to scroll through the options, select “Clock Setup” then choose “Clock Setting”
and SELECT to enter and set time and date.
To automatically synchronise the time and date, choose the “Auto Update Time” setting and select “Yes”.
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Setting the Alarm
Press and hold the ALARM 1 button to enter into “alarm menu”.
Use the
or
chosen setting.
button to scroll through the options and press the SELECT button to confirm your
Press the ALARM 1 button to exit the “alarm menu” or to view the settings.
The alarm will keep sounding until it is turned off manually. The alarm will automatically turn itself off
after one hour.
You can select either “DAB”, “FM” or “BEEP” as your alarm sound, use the
the three above options. Press the SELECT button to confirm.
or
button to choose between
If you want to choose a preset DAB/FM station as your alarm sound, you can do so by selecting “DAB/FM preset 1-10"
by using the
or
button to scroll through the options and then press the SELECT button to confirm the
chosen station.
You can set the alarm function to “Off”, “Once”, “Daily”, “Weekday” or “Weekend”. Press the SELECT button to confirm
selection. The alarm will sound at the set time and continue unless you manually switch the alarm function “off”
by following the above steps.
To set “alarm 2“ follow the above procedure using the ALARM 2 button.
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When the Alarm Sounds
When the alarm sounds, the alarm icon will flash on the display.
You can do one of the following:
If the alarm is active press the ALARM or ON/OFF button to turn the alarm “off ”.
Press the SNOOZE button to stop the alarm temporarily, you will see “zZ” on the screen.
The alarm will sound again after nine minutes.
Setting the Sleep Time
The “sleep function” allows you to program the radio to switch itself
"off ” after a set period of 10, 20,30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Press and hold the SLEEP button to set the sleep time.
Press the
or
button repeatedly to choose between the above options
and then press the SELECT button to confirm chosen time.
When the “sleep function” is active the display will show:
Your radio will continue to play and switch itself “off ” when the sleep time expires.
If you turn your radio “off ” before the sleep time expires, your “sleep function” setting will automatically be deactivated.
Press the SLEEP button to view the “sleep” settings.
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Changing the Display
When using the radio in either the DAB or FM mode you can view
what appears on the display by pressing the INFO button.
Press the INFO button repeatedly to scroll through the options.
DAB Mode
FM Mode
DLS (Scrolling Text)
Radio Text
Program Type
Program Type
Ensemble/Multiplex (Group Name)
Frequency
Frequency
Audio Type
Audio bit rate
Signal Strength
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Using Earphones
You can listen to your radio using earphones with a 3.5mm jack. Plug the earphones into the
socket at the back of your radio.
Sound
Sound Type
Volume
When using the FM radio you can choose
either “mono” or “auto” (stereo) sound
mode using the SELECT button. Setting
the radio to “mono” mode may improve
sound quality in areas where a weak aerial
signal results in a high level of background
noise.
You can select the desired volume using
the VOL + and VOL- button.
Sound Warning
What does DLS mean?
Make sure the volume level is set to a low
setting before you plug in the earphones
and then adjust to the desired level to
prevent damage to your hearing.
Dynamic Label Segmenting is text sent from
the DAB radio station you are listening to.
This can include information about the
songs that you are playing or other
additional information.
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Resetting your Radio
You can “reset” your radio by the following steps:
Press and hold the INFO button to enter into “reset menu”.
Use the
button to scroll through the options.
or
Press the SELECT button to confirm selection.
Please Note:
All presets stations in DAB and FM will be erased.
The radio will be restored back to its original
factory settings.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Suggested Action
No Power
Check that the power is switched “on” at the wall.
Check if the power cord is properly connected to the power outlet.
No Sound
Check that the volume control is NOT at the minimum setting.
Radio Channel Reception is Poor
Adjust the antenna location and position to obtain the best signal reception.
Tune to the correct radio channel frequency.
Function Disturbed
If none of the above solution works, try switching “off” and unplugging
your radio leaving it for a few minutes before switching it on again.
No Signal
Check that your location can receive DAB transmissions
Maintenance
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
Polish the screen with a soft micro fiber cloth and if necessary a very small amount of a proprietary glass cleaner.
Do not attempt to disassemble you product.
Do not paint your product.
Do not drop, throw or try to bend your product.
Do not expose your product to open flames or lit tobacco products.
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General Specifications
Adaptor Input
AC100-240V, 50/60Hz 0.18A MAX
Adaptor Output
5V
Frequency Coverage
Band III 174.928 MHz to 239.200 MHz (DAB)
FM 87.5 - 108 MHz (FM)
Speaker Output
2.5W RMS
Speakers
3 inches full range speaker x 1 piece
Earphone Socket
3.5mm diameter
LCD
Multi-Function Dot Matrix LCM
(128x64 Dot) Display with Back light
Power Consumption
6W
Power Consumption (Standby)
0.8W
Antenna System
DAB/FM
Antenna
Dimension
210x110x104mm
Accessories
AC Adaptor
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Warnings
This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards.
There are, however, some operational precautions that you should be aware of:
Read all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Check the mains voltage stated on the mains adaptor rating plate corresponds to the local electricity supply, if it
doesn't, return the product to the store where you brought it.
Unwind and straighten the adaptor cord before use.
Place the product on a firm and level surface.
Avoid placing the product in places subject to constant vibration.
Turn off the product during thunderstorms.
Remove the product from the outlet when the product is unused for a long period of time and during thunderstorms.
Unplug the outlet before cleaning. Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not use aggressive cleaners as they will damage
the surface.
Only use attachments or accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Do not attempt to open the cabinet or remove any covers. If the power adaptor or its lead becomes damaged,
it must be replaced with a adaptor of the same type and rating.
Repairs must only be performed by the manufacturer or it’s approved service agent.
Do not locate the product near a heat source or in direct sun light. Do not place a naked flame source on or near
this product.
Do not immerse the main unit, the power adaptor or any accessories in water or other liquid.
Make sure not to obstruct the ventilation opening, a minimum of 10cm should be kept around the product for
ventilation.
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Warnings
Do not install this product in a confined or “built in” space such as a book case or similar unit, use in a well ventilated
area. The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers,
tablecloths or curtains etc.
Use the product in moderate temperature range only. Avoid operating the unit in humid or moist places.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the product to rain or moisture.
The product should not be exposed to “dripping” or “splashing” and that objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall not be placed on or near the product.
The direct plug-in adaptor is used as a disconnecting device, the disconnecting device should remain readily operable.
Please refer to the information on the rating label at the bottom of the product for electric and safety information
before installing or operating the product.
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Copyright
Copyright 2011 by Aves Digital Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication
may be copied or distributed, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system,
or translated into any language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
magnetic, manual or otherwise, or disclosed to third parties without the express
written permission of Aves Digital Limited.
Disclaimer
Aves Digital Limited makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents
of this document. Aves Digital Limited reserves the right to revise this publication and to
make changes in it from time to time without any obligation on Aves Digital Limited to
notify any person or organisation of such revisions or changes.
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Warranty Information
Aves Digital Limited warrants to the end user that this product will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship in the course of normal use for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
This guarantee covers breakdowns due to manufacturing or design faults; it does not apply in cases
such as accidental damage, however caused, wear and tear, negligence, modification or repair not
authorized by us.
Please return your warranty card or visit www.avesdigital.co.uk to register.
In the unlikely event of a problem with this product, please contact
www.avesdigital.co.uk with model name, serial number, warranty card and receipt details.
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This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed with other household wastes
throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from
uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material
resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection system or contact the
retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmental safe
recycling.
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Aves Digital UK Limited
Unit 1, The io Centre, Fingle Drive,
Stonebridge, Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, MK13 0AT,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 019 0831 9718
www.avesdigital.co.uk
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