Eton FIELD RADIO 550 Owner`s manual

GRUnDIG
FIELD RADIO 5450DL X
AM/FM/Shortwave field radio with LCD backlight
display and signal strength indicator
OWNER'S MANUAL
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If you need help, please contact us, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00
p.m., North American Pacific Time. 1-800-872-2228 from the U.S;
1-800-637-1648 from Canada; 650-903-3866, worldwide;
FAX: 650-903-3867; website, www.etoncorp.com;
Et6n Corporation, 1015 Corporation Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
WARNING
• Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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Do not submerge or expose for extended period to water.
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Protect from high humidity and rain.
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Only operate within specified temperature range (O
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Unplug immediately if liquid has been spilled or object have fallen
into the apparatus.
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Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not use detergents or chemical
solvents as this might damage the finish.
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Unplug and disconnect external antennas during lightning storms.
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Do not remove cover [or back].
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Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
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Disposal
According to the European Directive 2002/96/EC all
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separately by a local collection system.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your
old products with your normal household waste.
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MORE INFORMATION
USING AC POWER
This operation guide provides instructions for the most commonly
used aspects of this product. Additional instructions and information
can be found on our web site at www.etoncorp.com.
Plug AC adapter into the socket on the left side of the radio. Use
only the AC adapter supplied. When the AC adapter is plugged in,
the full power level will show in the upper left corner of the display,
looking like a full battery. If you lose the AC adapter that came with
the radio, use one with 9 Volt DC output, negative polarity, 500
milliampere and a plug with 5.5 millimeter outer diameter, 2.1
millimeter inner diameter.
INSTALLING BATTERIES
The battery compartment is on the back of the radio. Remove it by
pressing the two tabs and pulling up. Install only fresh, new alkaline
D cells, all of the same brand and type. To prevent battery acid leakage, follow these instructions. Battery acid leakage is not covered by
the radio's warranty. Never install or replace with batteries of different
brands and types. Never intermix old batteries with new ones. When
not using the radio for more than 30 days, remove the batteries.
USING BATIERIES
Use 6 D size alkaline batteries. Install them with correct polarity using the diagram inside the battery compartment on the back of the
radio. Replace them if the battery strength indicator in the display
shows one bar or the sound becomes distorted. The radio will turn
off automatically if the batteries become too weak.
BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR
The battery level indicator is in the upper left corner of the display.
When batteries are full, ":n•~" will be displayed in the LCD; if "~"
flashes, it indicates that batteries are low and the radio will soon turn
off automatically.
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POWERING FROM A CAR OR BOAT
Use a DC to DC converter. Output: 9 Volt DC, negative polaritY, outer
diameter 5.5 millimeter; inner diameter 2.1 millimeter.
TURNING ON AND OFF I SETTING AND
DEACTIVATING THE SLEEP TIMER
Turn on the radio by pressing the red POWER & SLEEP button on the
front top right corner of the radio. When it turns on you will briefly
see a sleep timer symbol in the bottom portion of the display, this
is the sleep time and the radio will play for this amount of minutes
and then shut off. It can be deactivated by continuously pressing the
power button until 'on' appears in the bottom of the display; with
each press you will see the numbers going down from 90 to 60 to
45 to 30 to 15 to 10 to 5 to 1 minute and then to 'on'. When 'on'
appears, stop pressing the button. The sleep timer is now disengaged
and you don't have to change it unless you want a sleep time to
appear.
To activate the sleep timer, turn the radio on and press the POWER &
SLEEP button continuously until the desired sleep time appears. The
radio will play for the specified length of time and automatically shut
off. The sleep timer symbol will show in the display, "P!!I".
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TURNING THE S450DLX ON AND OFF
USING THE LOCK BUTTON
Turn on the radio by pressing the red POWER & SLEEP button on the
front top right corner of the radio. When the unit is on, press the
POWER & SLEEP again to turn the radio off.
To lock all of the keys and buttons press and hold the LOCK button
"~" (front top of the radio) until you see a symbol of a key appear
in the top, middle of the display. Press the same button for 2 seconds
to unlock it.
SETTING AND DEACTIVATING THE SLEEP TIMER
USING THE QUICK TUNE BUTTON
To activate the sleep timer, turn the radio on and press the POWER &
SLEEP button continuously until the desired sleep time appears. The
sleep timer symbol will show in the display, "t!!!l". With each press,
the display will show the following on/sleep options: On, 90 to 60 to
45 to 30 to 15 to 10 to 5 to 1 .minute and then to 'on'. The radio will
play for the specified length of time and automatically shut off. When
'on' appears, the sleep timer will be disengaged.
VOLUME KNOB
Turn up the volume by turning the volume knob (upper left of four
knobs at lower front center of radio) clockwise (right), down by turning
the knob counterclockwise (left).
POWER fAILURE BACKUP FEATURE
(Q. TUNE button, below the display)
To quickly tune across a band press the Q.TUNE button. It will save
you time when going to a frequency on the other end of the band.
This works on AM, FM and Shortwave.
THE TUNING KNOB CONTROLS:
STOP, SLOW, FAST
Above the tuning knob are the STOP, SLOW and FAST buttons. Pressing
STOP locks the tuning dial. Press it again to unlock it. Pressing SLOW or FAST
gives you slow tuning or fast tuning. Use which ever one that you prefer.
ANTENNA OX/LOCAL SWITCH
(right side of radio)
If batteries are in the unit and it is powered via its AC adapter, it will
automatically switch to battery use if there is an AC power failure.
If the station you're listening to is so strong that it sounds distorted,
turn this switch to the LOCAL position. Otherwise, leave it on DX,
which stands for maximum distance.
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TUNING IN
STATIONS
TU NING IN MW STATIONS (AM);
CHANGING THE TUNING STEPS
The FM frequency range is from 87 to 108 MHz.
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Fully extend the telescopic antenna and turn on the radio.
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Place the top BANDWIDTH control onto the MONO or STEREO
position. Stereo is needed only when you're using headphones and
STEREO appears above the top left of the frequency in the display.
FM mono has better signal and noise ratio as well as anti-multiplex
interference.
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Tune in the station with the TUNING knob or by pressing the UP/
DOWN button or by pressing and holding the UP/DOWN button for
one second to engage auto tuning.
BASS/TREBLE KNOBS
(lower left and right of four knobs at lower front center of radio)
Use these knobs to control the bass and treble response of the radio's
speaker system.
USING THE AM RF GAIN KNOB
(upper right of four knobs at lower front center of radio)
When listening to AM (MW) broadcast stations, this control knob
should be dialed to or near position 5. If you are listening to a weak
station, increase the gain, when listening to extremely strong stations,
decrease the gain. For listening to Shortwave stations, place this
control to maximum gain and decrease the gain as necessary.
MW, or medium wave stations, known as AM stations in North
America, range from 520 to 171 0 KHz in North America and from
522 to 1620 KHz in other parts of the world. In North America they
tune in 10 KHz steps and in other parts of the world they may tune
in 9 KHz steps. The radio is set up for 10 KHz tuning by default, but
to change the steps to 9 KHz, go into the battery compartment and
move the switch from 10 KHz to 9 KHz and then press the reset
button (in the front lower right of the radio) with a paper clip. The
switch is located on the middle of the ridge between the upper set
and lower set of batteries.
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Place the top BANDWIDTH switch into theW or N position (wide or
narrow). Place bottom BANDWIDTH switch into the MW position.
3. Place AM/SW RF GAIN switch into the 5 position, higher if necessary.
4. Tune in the station with the TUNING knob or by pressing the UP/
DOWN button or by pressing and holding the UP/DOWN button for
one second to engage auto tuning.
Use WIDE if no interference is present. Use NARROW if
interference is present.
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TUNING IN SW (shortwave) STATIONS
1. Turn on radio.
2. Place the upper BANDWIDTH switch in theW or N position.
Place the lower switch into SW1, SW2 or SW3.
3. Place AM/SW RF GAIN control into the 10 position; decrease
if necessary.
4. SW appears in frequency range of 1711 to 29999 KHz.
5. Tune in the station with the TUNING knob or by pressing the UP/
DOWN button or by pressing and holding the UP/DOWN button for
one second to engage auto tuning.
TUNING TO SW FREQUENCY RANGES (BANDS)
Tune to these frequency ranges for best results. The radio can also
tune between these ranges.
rrequency
,750-5,050 kHz
Time of Day
OPTIMIZING SHORTWAVE RECEPTION
Shortwave enables listening to broadcasts over vast distances including
other countries and continents. The following information will help you
get the best results.
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During the day, frequencies above 13 MHz are usually best.
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At night, frequencies below 13 MHz are usually best.
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Around sunset and sunrise, the entire shortwave range may be good.
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Getting very close to a window and holding the radio improves
shortwave reception.
To learn about shortwave we recommend the publication below,
published yearly and available from major booksellers. Additionally,
the Internet is a great resource for learning about shortwave. Type
'shortwave reception' into your favorite search engine.
WORLD RADIO TV HANDBOOK
Published in the USA by Watson-Guptill Publications,
770 Broadway, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10003-9595.
www.watsonguptill.com
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STORING AND RETRIEVING STATIONS INTO
AND FROM PRESETS (MEMORIES)
Tune to the station that you want to store. Press and release the T.SET
button and see 'Preset' with a number underneath it flash in the right
side of the display. Press the UP or DOWN buttons over and over to
find the 'Preset' number that you want to store it into. A quick press
of the T.SET button will finalize the entry.
Press the PRESET button continuously to retrieve the stations that
have been stored. Notice that the frequency in the display changes
and the 'Preset' number shows on the right side of the display.
A station cannot be erased from memory. Simply store another station
over it.
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SETTING THE CLOCK
The S450DLX's clock works in either the 12 hour or 24 hour mode.
To change the clock from one mode to another, turn the radio off,
press and hold the UP button for 5 seconds.
To set the clock:
1. Turn radio off.
2. Press and hold the T.SET button until the hour starts flashing.
3. Turn the tuning knob in either direction or press the UP button
to set the hour.
4. Quick press the DOWN button to make the minutes flash and turn
the tuning knob to set the minutes
5. Quick press the T.SET button to finalize the entry.
Do the above steps quickly or the time set mode will exit.
If it exits, simply start over.
ACTIVATING AND DEACTIVATING
TH.E ALARM CLOCK
Press and release the TIMER A or TIMER B button. 'Timer A' or 'Timer
B' flashes in the display. While it flashes, press ALARM over and over.
A bell "(<.l)," speaker~·>) or nothing appears in the display next to
'Timer A' or 'Timer B'. Select the bell icon to activate the alarm and
set the alarm to go off with a beeping sound. Select the speaker icon
if you wish to wake up to the last radio station tuned to. If nothing is
selected the alarm will be deactivated. Set the volume to a level you
want to hear.
USING THE SNOOZE FEATURE
(top right of radio)
To delay the alarm, the snooze feature can be activated by pressing the
SNOOZE button when the alarm turns on. Once pressed, the alarm will
activate again in 5 minutes. This can be repeated up to 4 times.
SETTING THE A LARM CLOCK
There are two alarm clocks, Timer A and Timer B.
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Press and hold the TIMER A or TIMER B button until the hour flashes.
3. Turn the tuning knob in either direction or press the UP button to set
the hour.
USING THE LINE IN / OUT SOCKETS
These sockets are on the right side of the S450DLX, an 1/8 inch stereo
type (3.5 mm). An external audio device (such as an MP3 player) can be
played by connecting an AUX line from the device into the Line-In socket.
The Line-Out socket can be used to feed audio from the S450DLX to
amplified external speakers.
4. Quick press the DOWN button to make the minutes flash and turn
the tuning knob to set the minutes.
5. Quick press whichever button you are using, TIMER A or TIMER B, to
finalize entry.
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USING TH E EARPHONE JACK
The earphone jack can be used with stereo headphones using an 1/8
inch (3.5 millimeter) plug. FM sound is in stereo if the signal is sent in
stereo and the ST position is selected with the BANDWIDTH switch.
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EXTERNAL ANTENNAS
USING THE AM IF OUT SOCKET
FM/SW EXT. ANT. -this socket, on the back of the radio is primarily
for antennas designed to be fed with 50 or 75 ohm coaxial cable,
such as dipoles or comparable antennas. It can also be used for long
wire antennas. Use F plugs for feeding this socket.
(back of radio)
ANT. SENS SWITCH: EXT or INT
(right side of radio)
Use this switch to enable the use of FM or SW internal or external antennas.
MW EXT. ANT. -This is a 500 ohm impedance socket, for use with long wire
antennas.
USING THE GRUNDIG AN200 ANTENNA FOR
IMPROVED AM(MW) PERFORMANCE
(not included)
The AN200 AM broadcast band (MW) loop antenna or any similar model
does not need to be plugged in, simply set it next to the radio and tune it
to the same frequency that the radio is tuned to. Swivel the radio and the
antenna to achieve maximum performance. This antenna can be purchased
by contacting Eton or one of our distributors. Call us for details.
Use this F socket to access an amplitude modulated intermediate
frequency output for use in receiving DRM signals. It can also be used
for other types of radio frequency experimentation. We do not provide
support for this feature. To find out more about it, enter 'DRM digital
radio mondial' or 'AM intermediate frequency output for DRM' or
'AM intermediate frequency output' on an internet search site or look
up these terms in a radio electronics book or in an encyclopedia. to
access an amplitude modulated intermediate frequency output for
use in receiving DRM signals. It can also be used for other types of
radio frequency experimentation. We do not provide support for this
feature. To find out more about it, enter 'DRM digital radio mondial'
or 'AM intermediate frequency output for DRM' or 'AM intermediate
frequency output' on an Internet search site or look up these terms in
a radio electronics book or in an encyclopedia.
LIGHT BUTTON
(right top of radio)
Press this button to light the display for a few seconds. When using the
AC adapter pressing it for 3 seconds will permanently light the display.
KEY LIG HT SWITCH
(right side of radio)
Flip this switch to ON to make the keys light when they are pressed.
Flip it to OFF to turn off this feature.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT
If the radio malfunctions or doesn't work properly, insert a paper clip
into the hole on the front lower right side. Make sure the paper clip is
inserted until the display reappears.
To obtain service for your product, we recommend first contacting an Et6n
service representative at 800-872-2228 US, 800-637-1648 Canada or
(650) 903-3866 for problem determination and trouble-shooting. If further
service is required, the technical staff will instruct how to proceed based on
whether the radio is still under warranty or needs non-warranty service.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
The radio is warranted for one-year. To ensure full warranty coverage
or product updates, registration of your product should be completed
as soon as possible after purchase or receipt. You may use one of the
following options to register your product:
1. By visiting our website at www.etoncorp.com.
2. Mail in enclosed warranty card.
3. Mail your registration card or information to the following address;
Include your name, full mailing address, phone number, model
purchased, date purchased, retail vendor name and product serial
number (typically located in or near the battery compartment):
WARRANTY- If your product is still in warranty and the Et6n
service representative determines that warranty service is needed, a
return authorization will be issued and instructions for shipment to
an authorized warranty repair facility. Do not ship your radio back
without obtaining the return authorization number.
NON-WARRANTY- If your product is no longer under warranty and
requires service our technical staff will refer you to the nearest repair
facility that will be able to best handle the repair.
For service outside of North America, please refer to the distributor
information included at time of purchase/receipt.
Et6n Corporation
1015 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LIMITED WARRANTY
Retain the warranty information from your warranty card with your
proof of purchase or the Limited Warranty information can also be
viewed at www.etoncorp.com.
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manufacturing defects in material and workmanship on t his product This warranty is valid only
for the original purchaser and is not transferable.
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ONE (1) YEAR PARTS AND LABOR· North America
Prior to returning any product for warranty service, the purchaser must cont act Et6n or the
designated service center for troubleshooting and service procedure instructions. Damaged
parts or products become the property of Et6n. Parts and products replaced by Et6n assume the
remaining original warranty, or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.
This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in material and workmanship encountered
in normal, noncommercial use of this product and shall not apply to the following, including, but
not limited to: damage that occurs due to applicat ions and uses for which the product was not
intended; failures or problems that are caused by products or equipment not supplied by Et6n;
accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect misapplication, f ire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature;
incorrect line voltage, fluctuations, or surges; damage caused by improper or faulty installation;
damage caused by acid leakage from improperly installed or defective batteries; product
alteration or modification; or use of unauthorized parts, supplies, accessories,or equipment that
damage this product or result in service problems.
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products
purchased through an authorized Et6n retailer. Warranty repairs must be performed by Et6n or
an authorized service center. To receive warranty service, the original dated bill of sale, or acopy,
must be presented upon request as proof of purchase. Installation, removal or reinstallation of
the p'roduct is not included under this warranty. Shipping to Et6n or the authorized service
center is the responsibility of the purchaser. For products purchased in Europe, please return to
your dealer or the distributor of your country, which is listed on a sheet included in the packaging.
SERVICE INFORMATION
To obtain service for your Et6n product first contact an Et6n service representative at
Et6n will repair or replace this product, at our option and at no charge, with new or reconditioned
1-800-872-2228 US, 1-800-637-1648 Canada or your respective count ry distributor in
parts if this product is found to be defective during the limited warranty period. To be eligible for
Europe (see enclosed list) for t roubleshooting. Many common quest ions and problems can be
warranty coverage, the product must be returned with shipping charges prepaid no later than
resolved over the phone.
15 days after the expiration of the warranty period to Et6n or the designated service center.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
SERVICE FOR YOUR PRODUCT
To ensure full warranty coverage or produc t updates, registration of your product
should be completed as soon as possible after purchase or receipt. You may use
one of the following options to register your product:
To obtain service for your product we reco mmend f irst contacting an Et6n service
represe ntative at: 1-800-872-2228 US, 1-800-637-1648 Canada,
(550) 903-3866 or customersvc@etoncorp.com for problem determination an d
trouble-shoot ing. If further service is requi red, t he technical staff w ill inst ruct how
to proceed based on whether the radio is stil l under warranty or needs
non -warranty service.
1. By visiting our website at http://www.etoncorp.com.
2. Mail in enclosed warranty card.
3. Mail your registration card or information to following address; include your
name, full mailing address, phone number, email address, model purchased, date
purchased, retail vendor name:
Et6n Corporation
1015 Corporation Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 USA
LIMITED WARRANTY
Retain the warranty information from your warranty card w ith your proof of
purchase or the Limited Warranty information can also be viewed at
www.etoncorp.com.
WARRANTY- If your product is still in warranty an d the Et6n service represent ative determi nes warranty service is needed, a return authorization will be issued
and inst ructions wil l be given. DO NOT ship your radi o back wit hout obt aining t he
return authorization.
NON-WARRANTY - If your product is no longer under warra nty an d requires
service, the Et6n service representati ve will refer you to the nea rest repair fac ility
that will best handle t he repair.
For service outside North America, please refer t o t he distribut or informat ion
included at time of purchase/rece ipt.
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