Sangean ATS-505 manual | Manualzz
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Control Locations
Power On/off/Alarm off/sleep function
Switch between radio frequency and time while radio is power on
Mode set up (please see below mode button set up)
Radio alarm
Buzzer alarm
Tuning Up/Down
Enter command button for frequency and time set
Selection cancel
Numbered buttons and memory scan (the 0 Button)
Memory set buttons and AM/PM selection for 24-hour format
Real/dual time button and SW memory page
SW meter band selection
Band selection
Tuning LED indicator (Green)/SSB on (Red)
Display (L .C.D.)
Display illuminated button (Light)
Rotary tuning knob /Fine tuning
M u s i c / N o r m a l / N e w s To n e c o n t r o l
SSB fine tune
LICK switch
External Short Wave antenna jack
Vo l u m e c o n t r o l
DX/Local \switch
FM Mono/Stereo.SSB/AM switch
Telescopic Antenna
Earphones socket
Battery compartment
DC input socket
Folding stand
Display information
Short Wave Broadcast band
Low battery indicator
FM stereo indication
Memory bar
Sleep (auto shut off)status
Frequency and Time display
Lock on
Memory Page 1/2
Buzzer alarm set
Radio band and AM/PM (for 12 hours
Radio alarm set
Tuning step
Short wave meter band
kHz for MW, LW, SW and MHz for FM band
format )indicator
Real/Dual time
Choosing a power supply
This radio can be operated using.
4 Alkaline UM-3(LR6)(AA size)batteries.
Household AC adapter(not supplied).
Installing batteries
1.Position the radio face down
2.Press the catch marked "
" and slide in the direction shown.
3.Insert the 4 UM-2 (LR6)(AA size) batteries.
4. Replace the battery cover.
Battery replacement
The battery indicator will display the battery condition for approx.7 seconds after the
radio is switched off. If the battery strength indicator is shown below2.the batteries
Should be replaced. After removing the batteries you have approx.3 minutes to
replace the batteries after which clock and memory information will be lost.
Low battery warnings
1.Replace batteries if display flashes "
2.Replace batteries if press power button, the radio still not operate.
Using the AC adapter
Insert the adapter plug into the socket 6V DC on the left side of the radio. Plug the
adapter into a standard mains socket outlet. Whenever the adapter is used, the
batteries are automatically disconnected.
The mains adapter should be disconnected from the mains supply when not in use
for long time.
We would recommend that the receiver operates via the AC adapter whenever
possible, add with battery operation for occasional or stand-by use only.
Setting the clock
The clock will start running when the batteries are installed or the adapter is
plugged in. The display will show "0:00" or "AM 12:00" and real time icon.
The real time can be set.
1. When the radio is switched off
2 . I f t h e r a d i o s w i t c h e d o n , p r e s s D I S P L AY b u t t o n t o t i m e s t a t u s .
3. Press "ENTER" button for more than 2 seconds until "
" real time symbol and
4. Set the correct time by pressing the numbered buttons. As you press each
button, the corresponding number will show on the display.
5. If you press wrong button, after pressing the ENTER button. The radio will beep
and "Err" flashed in the display.
6. Press Enter button again to complete the clock setting.
Yo u m a y c h a n g e 2 4 h o u r t o 1 2 h o u r f o r m a t o r v i c e v e r s a b y p r e s s i n g M O D E a n d
related buttons described later.
Setting the dual time
In addition to real time, a dual time can be programmed into the radio.
1. Press Real/Dual time button, the Dual time symbol "
2. Press ENTER button, display dual time symbol "
" will flash.
" will stop flashing.
3. Press ENTER button again for more than 2 seconds until dual time symbol "
flashes, set the dual time by pressing the numbered buttons.
4. The rest of the operation is same as setting the real time.
a . To t e m p o r a r i l y c h a n g e b e t w e e n r e a l a n d d u a l t i m e m o d e , p r e s s R e a l / d u a l
time button. The dual time icon and dual time will be shown in the display..
After approx. 7 seconds, the display will return to show real time.
b . To p e r m a n e n t l y c h a n g e t h e d i s p l a y t o d u a l t i m e , p r e s s R e a l / D u a l t i m e
button followed by the ENTER button. "
" Dual time icon will appear on the
C . To p e r m a n e n t l y c h a n g e t h e d i s p l a y b a c k t o r e a l t i m e m o d e , p r e s s R e a l / D u a l t i m e
button followed by the ENTER button. The "
" will be removed from display.
Waveband selection
There are four waveband selection by pressing BAND button
Frequency coverage
Aerial Type
87.50- 108 MHz
Full extend the aerial, angle
and rotate for best reception.
520- 1710 kHz
1711- 29999 kHz
Fully extend the aerial for
best reception.
Stations may be selected by using any of the five different available tuning methods:
D i r e c t T u n i n g , M a n u a l t u n i n g , S c a n t u n i n g , M e m o r y R e c a l l T u n i n g a n d A P S o n M W.
FM and LW bands.
Direct tuning
E x a m p l e : To t u n e t o 1 0 0 . 7 0 M H z o n t h e F M b a n d .
1.Press the POWER on/off button to turn on the radio.
2.Select the required FM band by pressing BAND button.
3.Press ENTER - Freq./time Set button, display shows "
4.Press the numbered buttons marked1,0,07., then press ENTER button again,
the frequency will now appear in the display.
There is no decimal point, therefore you press the number button, make sure
you have selected the required waveband, otherwise the operation may switch to
other waveband.
5.Extend the aerial fully and rotate for best FM reception.
6.Adjust the volume control for comfortable listening.
7.When selecting a stereo FM station and using stereo earphones, make sure the
FM mode switch is in the stereo position.
Manual tuning by tuning UP/DOWN button
1.Press the POWER on/off button to turn on the radio.
2. Select a waveband by pressing BAND button.
3.A single press on either Tuning UP or Down button will change the frequency up
or down.
Each press of Up or Down button will change the frequency in increment of
FM: 100kHz or 200kHz depending on the versions.
MW: 9kHz or 10kHz depending on the versions.
SW: 5kHz
L W: 9 k H z
Manual tuning by Rotary tuning knob
Rotary tuning is accomplished using the convenient Rotary Tuning Knob. Original
tuning step is as below but can be changed by the MODE button as described later.
100 or 200 kHz
Fine Tune
50 kHz
9kHz or 10 kHz
1 kHz
9 kHz
5 kHz
1 kHz
1 kHz
Fine tune can be op erated by pressing the rotary tuning knob in. Display will show
fine tune step then the last frequency tuned.
During fine tune operation, any press to other functional buttons will cause Fine
Tune back to normal tune.
Scan tuning
1.Turn on the radio by pressing the POWER on/off button.
2.Select a waveband.
3.Press and hold down either the tuning UP or DOWN button for more than half a
second to commence scan tuning. The radio will scan all frequencies in the
selected band and stop automatically each time it finds an active station.
4.Press and hold down either the tuning UP or DOWN buttons for more than half a
second to resume scan tuning. When the waveband end is reached, the radio will
beep and continue tuning from the opposite waveband end.
5.Adjust the volume control for comfortable listening.
Memory tuning
Yo u m a y s t o r e u p t o 4 5 p r e s e t s t a t i o n s i n m e m o r y . 1 8 o n S W i n 2 p a g e s , 9 e a c h o n
F M , M W a n d L W b a n d s . To s t o r e a s t a t i o n i n p r e s e t m e m o r y , p r o c e e d a s f o l l o w s .
1.Turn on the radio by pressing the POWER on/off button.
2.Tune to the desired frequency using one of the previous described tuning
3.Press the button marked M (memory), display M and suggested preset number
will flash, press ENTER to store your station in that memory position.
4.Preset positions may be exchanged easily. Select preset station that is to be
changed, press memory button ( M and existing memory position will flash).
select new preset position. Preset will be exchanged automatically.
5 . S W b a n d h a s 1 8 p r e s e t s ( i n t w o p a g e s ) . W h e n p r e s e t s 1 - 9 a r e f u l l , p r e s s PA G E
button to select Page 2. Display will show M2. and an additional 1-9 presets can
be set for a total of 18 presets.
1. If all presets have been used, pushing M button will display FULL on LCD.
If you still desire to store new station, push any button of 1-9 where new station
is to be stored and hold for more than 2 seconds. New station will be put into
memory in position selected and original station in this position will be replaced.
2. All preset stations are indicated by
on the display. If a station has already
been put into the memory. it will show preset position on display.
Recalling a station
1. Turn on the radio by pressing the POWER on/off button.
2. Select the waveband for the station required.
3. Press the numbered button corresponding to the preset memory location for the
required station. The radio will instantly tune to the station and display will show
its frequency and memory location.
S e l e c t S h o r t Wa v e M e t e r B a n d
1.Turn on the radio by pressing the POWER on/of button.
2.Press BAND button to select the SW waveband.
3.Press SW SELECT button to select the required SW meter band, display will
appear low end frequency and SW meter band it belongs to. This radio covers
SW 120 to 11 meter band.
APS (auto Preset System)
This radio provides an easy to use feature called APS (Auto Preset System) which
operated on FM, MW and LW bands.
1.Turn on the radio by pressing POWER on/off button.
2.Press BAND button to select the required waveband.
3 . P r e s s Tu n i n g U P a n d D O W N b u t t o n a t t h e s a m e t i m e f o r m o r e t h a n 2 s e c o n d s .
The radio will beep and then scan from the lowest frequency on the selected
band. Automatically storing stations in preset memory based on signal strength.
4.After APS is completed, a beep will be heard. The display will show M1 and the
strongest station for your area.
5.If during APS operation, no stations are found, display will show lowest frequency
of selected band.
1 . T h e m a x i m u m n u m b e r o f p r e s e t i s 9 e a c h o n F M / M W / LW b a n d s . I f d u r i n g A P S
operation more than 9 presets are found, there will be only 9 stations stored in
the preset memories.
2.The SW band has no APS function.
3.All previous stored preset stations will be erased when APS operation
4.APS operation can be cancelled by pressing the POWER on/off
Memory Scan
This radio provides a feature called Memory Scan, when activated will scan the
Preset memories.
1.Turn on the radio by pressing the POWEN button. Select the required waveband.
2.Press the M.SCAN button, the radio will scan each preset memory in turn-pause
for 7 seconds on each memory before continuing on to the next memory. When
the required preset is reached, press any button to stop memory scan.
Setting the alarm (standby)
The alarm can beset with the radio power on or off.
I f t h e r a d i o i s s w i t c h e d o n , p r e s s D I S P L AY b u t t o n d i s p l a y t h e t i m e .
Setting Radio Alarm
1.Press RADIO ALARM button
, display radio alarm icon
will flash and show
the last alarm time set. Press the number buttons then ENTER to set RADIO
alarm time.
2.To verify the alarm time, Press RADIO ALARM button to display the alarm time
followed by ENTER button to return to real time mode.
3.To cancel radio alarm set, press RADIO ALARM button, display will show
previous alarm set status then press C (Cancel) to cancel radio alarm set.
Display alarm icon will disappear.
1.When alarm is on, press POWER button to turn off the alarm for 24 hours.
2.Radio alarm on will last for one hour if not turned off by pushing the POWER
3.Turn the radio to the required station before setting the radio alarm. When the
alarm is on, the radio will play last station selected.
S e t t i n g t h e H W S ( H u m a n e Wa k e S y s t e m ) a l a r m
A repeating beep tone will sound when using the HWS alarm. The alarm beep will
increase in volume every 15 seconds for one minute followed by 1 minute silence
before repeating the cycle. The HWS alarm will last for one hour unless turn off by
pushing the POWER button.
1.The HWS alarm is set in the same way as the radio alarm except pushing HWS
alarm button
And display sill appear
2.The HWS alarm can be turned off by pressing the POWER button.
3.To cancel HWS alarm set, follow the way to cancel Radio alarm.
Setting the sleep timer
The sleep timer will automatically switch off radio after a preset time has elapsed.
1.Press and continue to hold down the POWER/SLEEP button, the display will
cycle through available sleep time 60-30-15-120-90-60. Release the SLEEP
button when the required sleep time appears in the display. The SLEEP symbol
together with frequency will appear in the display. After 2 seconds, display will be
back to display frequency.
2.To cancel the sleep function, press the POWER button, the SLEEP symbol will
disappear and the display will revert to show real time and radio will be off.
MODE button sep up
To meet different requirements from various markets, you may change the initial
Setting by pressing MODE and related numbered buttons described as below.
Numbered key
8 key
FM 100kHz
1 key
FM 200 kHz
tuning step
tuning step
MW 9 kHz
MW 10 kHz
12 hour format 24 hour format
Beep tone off Beep tone on
Complete with ENTER button
For example, if you like to change from MW 10 kHz to 9 kHz, press MODE,
numbered button 2 , 0 , then complete with ENTER button.
Yo u c a n r e a r r a n g e y o u r m e m o r y s t a t i o n s f r o m l o w f r e q u e n c y t o h i g h f r e q u e n c y b y
Pressing MODE, numbered button 5, 0 or 5, 1 then complete with(ENTER) button.
SSB (single side band)/Clarify(+,-)
Some SW and LW stations transmit in Morse Code using a form of transmission
Called continuous wave (CW). Some SW stations use a special type voice
transmission called single side band (SSB).
To tune to a CW or SSB station, select the band and frequency and adjust the
antenna. In addition, switch the SSB switch to SSB position, Tuning/SSB LED will
be on Red. Then beginning at its midpoint, slowly adjust the CLARIFY dial until
r e c e p t i o n b e c o m e s c l e a r . Yo u m a y a t t h e s a m e t i m e u s e t h e r o t a r y F I N E t u n i n g f o r
best SSB reception.
When a station is found, the Tuning/SSB LED will become in orange
CLARIFY tuning range can be + 1.5kHz
FM Mono/Stereo
To listen to FM stereo broadcasts, tune to the required station, plug in headphones
and set the FM ST./MO. Switch located on the left side of the radio to to FM ST.
(stereo) position, If the station being received is weak some hiss may be audible, to
reduce the hiss, set the switch to FM MO. (mono) position to return to mono
Note: FM stereo is only available via earphones.
Headphones (or earphones)
jack plug. Insert the headphones plug into the socket marked ST on the left side of
the radio. When the headphones are plugged in, the loudspeaker is automatically
Lock switch
The lock switch is used to prevent unintentional operation of the radio.
Set the Lock switch on the right side of the radio to the On position. The Lock icon
will appear in the display. The POWER and all other button will be disabled. This will
prevent accidental operation when the radio is packed in a suitcase or carrying
Pouch. To release the Lock switch, move the switch to OFF position, the LOCK icon
Will be removed from the display.
Press the light button will turn on the light and illuminate the display for approx. 7
seconds after last operation. Or you may turn it off by another press to the light
DX/Local switch
When listening to SW/FM broadcasting, this switch adjusts the receiver's sensitivity.
When you listen to a strong station and the signal is slightly distorted, set the switch
to the LOCAL position for best reception. For normal or weak stations, set the
switch to the DX position for maximum sensitivity.
To improve SW reception, you can connect an optional external directly to
the SW EXT ANT jack on the left side of the receiver. This automatically
disconnects the receiver's built-in antenna.
Follow the antenna's supplied instructions to connect it to the receiver.
Troubleshooting/RESET button
If the radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display are missing or
incomplete. carry out the following procedure.
1.Switch off the radio and remove the batteries.
2.With the aid of a suitable implement (the end of paper clip or pen), press the
RESET button located at the bottom side for at least 1 seconds, this will reset the
Microprocessor, clock time and clear all stations stored in the preset memory.
Care and maintenance
Do not allow this radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand. Do not leave the
radio where excessive heat could cause damage such as in a parked car where the
heat from the sun can build up even though outside temperature may no seem too
Frequency range
87.50 - 108 MHz
520 - 1710 or 522 - 1710 kHz
120 m
2.3 -2.495
90 m
3.2 - 3.4
75 m
3.85 - 4.0
60 m
4.75 - 5.06
49 m
5.9 - 6.2
41 m
7.1- 7.35
31 m
9.4 - 9.99
25 m
11.6 - 12.1
21 m
13.5 - 13.87
19 m
15.1 - 15.8
16 m
17.48 - 17.9
15 m
18.9 - 19.02
13 m
21.45- 21.75
11 m
25.6 - 26.1
Specifications content
Power requirement
4 X IEC size LR6 (AA) (UM-3)
Circuit features
1 LSI 7 IC's, 35 transistors, 7 FET, 33 diodes, 3 LED
Aerial system
AM/LW Built in ferrite aerial
SW Telescopic aerial
FM Telescopic aerial
Output Power
300 mW 10% T.H.D.
Headphones socket
3.5 mm dia. stereo
DC in
6 volts center pin negative
Carrying pouch and earphones
(Accessories may be different from each market.)
Dimension (mm)
214 (W)X128 (H) X 38.50 (D)
840g without batteries
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