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Question 10: How do I use the Favorite Song Memo (Bookmark)?

  • Favorite Song Memo allows you to store artist and song title information for up to 10 HD song titles.
  1. Scan to an HD Radio station.
  2. While you are listening, press the Memo button to store the artist and song title of the song you like.
  3. The song storage location and “Song Saved” is shown. After one second, the number of stored songs and available songs is shown.
  4. If you try to store a song when the memo list is full, the message, “Memory is full” is shown.
  5. Press Menu, then Favorite Song Memo to see the stored list.
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Question 11: How do I view the Artist Experience image?

  • If the station you are listening to supports the Artist Experience display, the album cover of the song currently being played is shown on the screen.
  • If Artist Experience is not available, the HD Radio logo is displayed.
  • The normal album display changes to the full album display after five seconds. With the full album display shown, if you touch the screen, Artist/Song Title changes to the Guide/Memo buttons.
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Question 12: How do I use the menu to change settings?

  • Entering the Menu:
  1. Press Menu to enter menu mode. The Main menu opens.
  2. Press an item on the main menu to enter that item.
  3. Change the settings you want.
  4. Press Return to return to radio mode.

 

  • Adjusting the LCD:
  1. With the Main menu open, press LCD control. The LCD control screen opens.
  2. Press + or to adjust the backlight and contrast of the LCD.
  3. Press OK to save the setting OR press Cancel to cancel the settings and return to the Main menu.

 

  • Adjusting the backlight time:
  1. With the Main menu open, press Backlight time. The Backlight Time screen opens.
  2. Press + or to adjust the backlight time. Options include 5 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 minute, and Always onNOTE: It isn’t recommended to set the LCD to Always on, because the screen life may be shortened by using that setting.
  3. Press OK to save the setting OR press Cancel to cancel the settings and return to the Main menu.

 

  • Setting the seek type:
  1. With the Main menu open, press Seek type. The Seek Type screen opens.
  2. Press ALL or HD) to set the seek type. If you select ALL, your radio searches through all stations. If you select HD), your radio only searches HD radio stations.
  3. Press OK to save the setting OR press Cancel to cancel the settings and return to the Main menu.

 

  • Displaying the song list:
  1. With the Main menu open, press Favorite Song Memo. The Favorite Song Memoscreen opens.
    1. Press ▼ to go down the list.
    2. Press ▲ to go up the list.
    3. Press × to delete an item from the list.
  2. Press Return to return to the Main menu.

 

  • Displaying the Software version:
  1. With the Main menu open, press Version. The Version screen opens.
  2. Press Return to return to the Main menu.

 

  • Resetting options to Factory Defaults:
  1. With the Main menu open, press Factory default. The Factory default screen opens.
  2. Press Yes to reset all settings to factory default. “Please wait..” appears on the screen and the settings return to factory default.
  3. Press No to cancel and return to the Main menu.
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Question 13: How do I automatically tune to a station?

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  • In analog (FM) mode:
    • Press >> to automatically tune to the next higher radio station. If the search reaches the top of the radio band, your radio goes to the bottom of the band and continues searching.
    • o    Press << to automatically tune to the next lower radio station. If the search reaches the bottom of the radio band, your radio goes to the top of the band and continues searching.
  • In HD Radio mode:
    • Press >> to automatically tune to the next higher HD Radio station.
    • In ALL SEEK or HD SEEK mode, each time you press >>, your radio goes to the next higher multicast channel of the current station. When your radio reaches the highest multicast channel, it goes to the next higher station.
    • Press << to automatically tune to the next lower HD Radio station.
    • In ALL SEEK or HD SEEK mode, each time you press <<, your radio goes to the next lower multicast channel of the current station. When your radio reaches the lowest multicast channel, it goes to the next lower station.
  • In RBDS mode:
    • In ALL SEEK or HD SEEK mode, press >> to automatically tune to the next higher station.
    • Press << to automatically tune to the next lower radio station. If the search reaches the bottom of the radio band, your radio goes to the top of the band and continues searching.
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Question 14: How do I manually tune to a frequency?

  • When you manually tune, your radio goes to the next or previous frequency regardless of whether a station is broadcasting on the frequency.
  • In analog (FM) or RBDS mode:
    • Press > for less than one second. Your radio goes to the next higher frequency. Each press of the button changes the frequency by 0.2 MHz.
    • Press < for less than one second. Your radio goes to the next lower frequency. Each press of the button changes the frequency by 0.2 MHz.
    • Press and hold > or < to fast-forward or fast-reverse through frequencies.
  • In HD Radio Mode:
    • Press > for less than one second. Your radio goes to the next higher multicast channel for the current station. When your radio reaches the highest multicast channel, it goes to the next higher frequency.
    • Press < for less than one second. Your radio goes to the lower multicast channel for the current station. When your radio reaches the lowest multicast channel, it goes to the next lower frequency.
    • Press and hold > or < to fast-forward or fast-reverse through multicast channels and frequencies.
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Question 15: My audio keeps going in and out.

  • Make sure the earphones are completely and securely connected to the jack on your Portable HD Radio.
  • Check the volume levels.
  • Check to make sure the HD Radio is not off and the switch is not turned to Hold.
  • Make sure the earphones cable is fully extended, since the antenna is in the earphones.
  • Use the provided headphones, since they have a built-in antenna.
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Question 16: I am not receiving any audio.

  • Make sure the earphones are completely and securely connected to the jack on your Portable HD Radio.
  • The volume control may be turned down. Increase the volume.
  • Mute may be on, adjust volume to restore sound.
  • You may be in Live Pause mode, press Play or exit Live Pause mode to return to live FM mode.
  • If you are on the move (e.g., jogging or in a car) you may be moving out of the path of the HD signal. HD signals are directional, so you could lose the signal temporarily when you travel into a valley.
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Question 17: My HD Radio is getting poor reception.

  • The earphones that came with your radio work as an antenna and may not be connected completely. Make sure that the earphones are connected correctly, or pull out the earphones, then plug them into the headphone jack again.
  • Make sure earphones cable is fully extended, since it is the antenna.
  • Reception may disappear in certain dead zones. If you lose a station, change your location, as you may have moved into a dead zone. Move toward a window.
  • If you are on the move (e.g., jogging or in a car) you may be moving out of the path of the HD signal. HD signals are directional, so you could lose the signal temporarily when you travel into a valley. NOTE: For analog stations, reception may fade out, but for HD stations, the reception may disappear all together. 
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Question 18: I lost my station.

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  • Reception may disappear in certain dead zones. If you lose a station, change your location, as you may have moved into a dead zone. NOTE: For analog stations, reception may fade out, but for HD stations, the reception may disappear all together.
  • If you are on the move (e.g., jogging or in a car) you may be moving out of the path of the HD signal. HD signals are directional, so you could lose the signal temporarily when you travel into a valley.
  • The earphones that came with your radio work as an antenna and may not be connected completely. Make sure that the earphones are connected correctly, or pull out the earphones, then plug them into the headphone jack again.
  • Make sure earphones cable is fully extended, since it is the antenna.
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Question 19: What is HD Radio?

  • HD Radio upgrades the way FM radio signals are transmitted to add additional channels and digital information.
  • HD Radio technology allows broadcasters to transmit a high-quality digital signal. For listeners who have an HD Radio receiver, the benefits are:
    • FM radio with near CD-quality sound
    • AM radio that sounds as good as traditional FM
    • No more static, pops, crackles or fades
    • Transmission of additional information, such as song titles and artists