Sound for Generations ROBERTS DAB/FM RDS digital radio model RD-60 Please read this manual before use
Contents Controls .......................................................................2-3 System reset ................................................................19 Battery operation ............................................................4 Headphone socket .......................................................20 Using the AC adaptor .....................................................4 Auxiliary input socket ....................................................
Controls (Top) 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4 3 2 12 1 13 1. Low battery indicator 6. Favourite button 11. Preset button 2. Volume control 7. On/Off button 12. Tuning control 3. Headphone socket 8. FM/DAB button 13. LCD display 4. Auxiliary Input socket 9. Auto Tune button 5. Telescopic aerial 10.
Controls 15 14 14. DC in socket 15.
Battery operation 1. Release the catch securing the rear door of your radio. 2. Insert four LR20 (D size) batteries into the spaces in the compartment. Take care to ensure all batteries are inserted with the correct polarity as shown inside the battery compartment. Close the rear door and secure the catch. 3. The Low Battery indicator lighting, distortion, or the radio switching itself off are all signs that the batteries may need replacing. 1 4.
Operating your radio - DAB 1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial. 2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. The display will show "Welcome to DAB". 3. If this is the ﬁrst time the radio is used a quick scan of the UK Band III DAB channels will be carried out. If the radio has been used before the last used station will be selected. 4. During the scanning process, the lower line of the display shows a bar-graph indicating progress of the scan. 5.
Selecting a station - DAB 1. The top line of the display shows the name of the station currently selected. 2. Rotate the Tuning control to scroll through the list of available stations on the lower line of the display. Stop rotating the Tuning control when you ﬁnd the station that you wish to hear. 3. Press and release the Tuning control to select the station. The display may show "Now tuning..." while your radio ﬁnds the new station. 2 4. Adjust the Volume control to the required setting.
Display modes - DAB Your radio has seven display modes:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes. a a. Scrolling text Displays scrolling text messages such as artist/track name, phone in number etc. b. Program Type Displays the type of station being listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News etc. c. Multiplex Name Displays the name of DAB multiplex to which the current station belongs. d. Time and date Displays the current the time and date. e.
Finding new radio stations - DAB As time passes new stations may become available. To ﬁnd new stations proceed as follows:- 1 1. Press and release the Auto Tune button. The display will show "Scanning..." and your radio will perform a scan of the UK DAB frequencies. As new radio stations are found the station counter on the right-hand side of the display will increase and the radio stations will be added to the list stored in the radio. 2.
Manual Tuning - DAB Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various DAB Band III channels. UK DAB stations located in the range 11B to 12D. 1. Press and hold in the Info button until the display shows "Manual tune". Press and release the Tuning control to select this function. 1 2. Rotate the Tuning control to select the required DAB channel. 3. Press and release the Tuning control to select the desired channel.
Dynamic Range Control settings - DAB Dynamic Range Control (also known as DRC) can make quieter sounds easier to hear when your radio is used in a noisy environment. 1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. 1 2. Press and hold in the Info button. The display will show “Manual tune.” 3. Rotate the Tuning control until the display shows "DRC value". 2 4. Press and release the Tuning control to enter the adjustment mode. 5.
Operating your radio - Search tuning - FM 1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial fully. 2 2. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. 3. Press the Band button to select the FM band. 4. Press and immediately release the Auto tune button, your radio will scan in an upwards direction (low frequency to high frequency) and stop automatically when it ﬁnds a station of sufﬁcient strength. 3 5. After a few seconds the display will update. The display will show the frequency of the signal found.
Manual tuning - FM 1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. 1 2. Press the Band button to select the FM band. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial fully for FM reception. 3. Rotate the Tuning control to tune to a station. With each click of the control the frequency will change up or down by 50 kHz. 2 4. When the waveband end is reached the radio will recommence tuning from the opposite waveband end. 5. Set the Volume control to the desired settings. 6.
Display modes - FM In FM mode the bottom line of the display can be set to any of the following display options:1. Press the Info button to cycle through each of the options. a. Scrolling text Displays scrolling text messages such as artist/track name, phone in number etc. b. Program type Displays type of station being listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc. c. Time and date Displays the current time and date. d. Frequency Displays frequency of the station being listened to. 1 a b c e.
Favourite button Your radio is ﬁtted with a button which when pressed will automatically select the required waveband and tune to your Favourite radio station. With this button you can store one favourite station from either the DAB or FM wavebands. To set up your favourite station, follow these steps: 1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial and switch on your radio. 2. Select the desired waveband (DAB or FM) and tune into the required radio station as described on the preceding pages. 3.
Preset stations - DAB and FM To make it easier for you to tune your radio to the stations that you prefer, you may store selected radio stations as presets. Your radio holds presets separately for DAB and FM radio modes. You may set as many or as few presets as you like in each mode. You can easily switch between displaying all DAB stations (or all FM frequencies) and displaying only those that you have set as presets.
FM Stereo/Mono 1. If a station being received is weak some hiss may be audible (especially when listening using headphones). To reduce this, press and release the Tuning control so that the display shows "Switching to Mono". Your radio will switch to mono mode. 1 2. To return to stereo mode press and release the Tuning control so that the display shows "Switching to Auto". Your radio will switch to stereo mode.
Scan sensitivity setting - FM Your radio will normally scan for FM broadcasts which are strong enough to give good reception. However, you may wish the Auto-scan function to also be able to ﬁnd weaker signals, possibly from more distant radio transmitters. Your radio includes a local / distant option for the Auto-scan function. 1 1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. 2. If needed, press the Band button to select the FM band. 2 3.
Software version The software display cannot be altered and is just for your reference. 1. To view the software version on the display, ensure your radio is in DAB mode and press and hold the Info button for 2 seconds. 1 2. Rotate the Tuning control until “SW Version” together with the version number appears on the display. 3. After a few seconds the display will revert to the normal display mode.
System reset If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display are missing or incomplete, it may be possible to restore normal operation by carrying our a System Reset operation on your radio. This will restore the radio's settings to their factory defaults. No presets will be stored, and the list of DAB radio stations will be empty.
Headphone socket A 3.5mm Headphone Socket located on the top left hand corner of your radio is provided for use with either headphones or an earpiece. Inserting a plug automatically mutes the internal loudspeaker. IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. Auxiliary input socket 1. Connect a stereo or mono audio source (i.e. CD player, MP3 player, etc.) to the Auxiliary input socket. 2. Press the On/Off button to switch on the radio.
Line out socket A 3.5mm stereo Line out socket located on the rear of your radio is provided for connecting the audio signal to an external ampliﬁer. Inserting a line out audio cable will not mute the internal loudspeaker. Set the volume control on the radio to minimum if desired. Display backlight 1. When using the radio powered from batteries, the display backlight will be switched on for approximately 12 seconds when any button is pressed. 2.
General Do not allow this radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand. Do not leave your radio where excessive heat could cause damage such as in a parked car where the heat from the sun can build up even though the outside temperature may not seem too high. It is recommended that the DAB band be used wherever possible as better results in terms of quality and freedom from interference will usually be obtained than on the FM band.
Guarantee This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free of charge. The guarantee does not cover: 1. Damage resulting from incorrect use. 2. Consequential damage. 3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers. N.B.