Turning the unit on and
selecting a source
You can select a source you want to listen to.
To switch to the built-in CD player, load a disc
in the unit (refer to Playing a CD).
% Press SOURCE to select a source.
Press SOURCE repeatedly to switch between
the following sources:
Built-in CD playerTuner
When you select a source the unit is turned
! When no disc has been set in the unit, the
source will not switch to the built-in CD player.
! When this units blue/white lead is connected
to the vehicles auto-antenna relay control
terminal, the vehicles antenna extends when
this units source is turned on. To retract the
antenna, turn the source off.
Turning the unit off
% Press SOURCE and hold until the unit
Listening to the radio
This units AF (alternative frequencies search)
function can be turned on and off. AF should
be off for normal tuning operation (refer to Se-
lecting alternative frequencies).
1 Band indicator
Shows which band the radio is tuned to,
MW, LW or FM.
2 LOC indicator
Shows when local seek tuning is on.
3 Stereo (5) indicator
Shows that the frequency selected is being
broadcast in stereo.
4 Frequency indicator
Shows to which frequency the tuner is
5 Preset number indicator
Shows which preset has been selected.
1 Press SOURCE to select the tuner.
2 Use VOLUME to adjust the sound level.
3 Press BAND to select a band.
Press BAND until the desired band is dis-
played, F1, F2 for FM or MW/LW.
4 To perform manual tuning, briefly press
c or d.
5 To perform seek tuning, press and hold
c or d for about one second and release.
The tuner will scan the frequencies until a
broadcast strong enough for good reception is
# You can cancel seek tuning by briefly pressing
either c or d.
# If you press and hold c or d you can skip sta-
tions. Seek tuning starts as soon as you release
Storing and recalling
If you press any of the preset tuning buttons
16 you can easily store up to six broadcast
frequencies for later recall with the touch of a
! Up to 12 FM stations, 6 for each of the two
FM bands, and 6 MW/LW stations can be
stored in memory.
% When you find a frequency that you
want to store in memory press one of pre-
set tuning buttons 16 and hold until the
preset number stops flashing.
The number you have pressed will flash in the
preset number indicator and then remain lit.
The selected radio station frequency has been
stored in memory.
The next time you press the same preset tun-
ing button the radio station frequency is re-
called from memory.
Tuning in strong signals
Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those
radio stations with sufficiently strong signals
for good reception.
% Press LOCAL/BSM repeatedly to turn
local seek tuning on or off.
When local seek tuning is on, LOC appears in
Storing the strongest
BSM (best stations memory) lets you automa-
tically store the six strongest broadcast fre-
quencies under preset tuning buttons 16 and
once stored there you can tune in to those fre-
quencies with the touch of a button.
! Storing broadcast frequencies with BSM
may replace broadcast frequencies you
have saved using buttons 16.
% Press LOCAL/BSM and hold until the
BSM turns on.
BSM begins to flash. While BSM is flashing
the six strongest broadcast frequencies will be
stored under preset tuning buttons 16 in the
order of their signal strength. When finished,
BSM stops flashing.
# To cancel the storage process, press
Introduction of RDS operation
RDS (radio data system) is a system for provid-
ing information along with FM broadcasts.
This inaudible information provides such fea-
tures as programservice name, programtype,
traffic announcement standby and automatic
tuning, intended to aid radio listeners in find-
ing and is tuning in to a desired station.
! RDS service may not be provided by all sta-
! RDS functions such as AF and TA are only
active when your radio is tuned to an RDS
1 Program service name
Shows the name of broadcast program.
2 AF indicator
Shows when AF (alternative frequencies
search) function is on.
3 TA indicator
Shows when TA (traffic announcement
standby) function is on.
4 TP indicator
Shows when a TP station is tuned in.
Switching the RDS display
When you tune in an RDS station its program
service name is displayed. If you want to know
the frequency you can.
% Press BTB and hold until the display
Press BTB and hold repeatedly to switch be-
tween the following settings:
Programservice namePTY information
PTY (programtype ID code) information is
listed on PTY list.
# PTY information and the frequency of the cur-
rent station appears on the display for eight sec-
Receiving PTY alarm
PTY alarmis a special PTY code for announce-
ments regarding emergencies such as natural
disasters. When the tuner receives the radio
alarmcode, ALARM appears on the display
and the volume adjusts to the TA volume.
When the station stops broadcasting the
emergency announcement, the system re-
turns to the previous source.
! An emergency announcement can be can-
celled by pressing TA.
If you are listening to a broadcast and the re-
ception becomes weak or there are other pro-
blems, the unit will automatically search for a
different station in the same network which is
broadcasting a stronger signal.
! AF is on as a default.
% Press TA and hold repeatedly to turn AF
on or off.
When AF is on, AF appears in the display.
! Only RDS stations are tuned in during seek
tuning or BSM when AF is on.
! When you recall a preset station, the tuner
may update the preset station with a new fre-
quency fromthe stations AF list. (This is only
available when using presets on the F1 band.)
No preset number appears on the display if
the RDS data for the station received differs
fromthat for the originally stored station.
! Sound may be temporarily interrupted by an-
other programduring an AF frequency
! When the tuner is tuned to a non-RDS station
the AF indicator flashes.
! AF can be turned on or off independently for
each FM band.
Using PI Seek
If the unit fails to find a suitable alternative fre-
quency, or if you are listening to a broadcast
and the reception becomes weak, the unit will
automatically search for a different station
with the same programming. During the
search, PI SEEK is displayed and the output is
muted. The muting is discontinued after com-
pletion of the PI Seek, whether or not a differ-
ent station is found.
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
When preset stations cannot be recalled, as
when travelling long distances, the unit can
be set to performPI Seek during preset recall.
! The default setting for Auto PI Seek is off.
See Switching Auto PI Seek.
Limiting stations to regional
When AF is used to automatically retune fre-
quencies, the regional function limits the se-
lection to stations broadcasting regional
% Press BAND and hold until the regional
function turns on or off.
! Regional programming and regional networks
are organized differently depending on the
country (i.e., they may change according to
the hour, state or broadcast area).
! The preset number may disappear on the dis-
play if the tuner tunes in a regional station
which differs fromthe originally set station.
! The regional function can be turned on or off
independently for each FM band.
TA (traffic announcement standby) lets you re-
ceive traffic announcements automatically, no
matter what source you are listening to. TA
can be activated for both a TP station (a sta-
tion that broadcasts traffic information) or an
enhanced other networks TP station (a station
carrying information which cross-references
1 Tune in a TP or enhanced other net-
works TP station.
When you are tuned into a TP or enhanced
other networks TP station the TP indicator will
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