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Presets (Storing Radio Stations)
Up to 12 FM and 6 AM radio stations can be stored for fast access. There are two sets of FM radio preset bands, which are FM1 and FM2, and one AM radio preset band. Each preset band can store 6 stations on buttons 1 thru 6. In addition one FM preset band and one satellite preset band are optional.
To store a specific station into a preset button, do the following:
- Push RADIO (10) button until the required frequency band is active (AM, FM1, FM2, FM3 [Optional], Weather, or Satellite radio [Optional]).
- Tune the radio to the desired station.
- Push and hold the desired preset button (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6).
- There will be a short mute as the station is stored. When audio returns the process is completed.
Presets (Selecting a Stored Radio Station)
To select one of the preset stations, perform the following:
- Push the RADIO (10) button to select the required band (AM, FM1, FM2, FM3 [Optional], Weather, or Satellite radio [Optional]).
- Push and release the required preset button (1) 2) (3) (4) (5) (6) to activate the desired station.
The scan feature allows the user to perform a radio station search without having to toggle manually thru the stations. When in scan mode, each station found will play for 10 seconds to give the user a chance to sample the station program or music. The scan will then continue on to the next available station unless the user chooses to stop the scan and stay at the present station.
To enter scan mode, perform the following:
1. Press MENU button (15) on the radio.
2. Select “SCAN” by pressing OK (14).
To exit scan mode and stay at the present station, press the RADIO (10) button.
Using the Weather Band
NOAA Weather Radio is a service of the National Weather Service. It provides continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information directly from the National Weather Service offices. Taped weather messages are repeated every four to six minutes and are revised every one to three hours or more frequently if needed. Most of the stations operate 24 hours a day. The weather for the area you are in can be found on one of 7 stations. When in the Weatherband mode, the display will show the “WX” icon and “CH” plus the channel number. The channel can be changed using the UP (13) and DOWN (17) buttons and can be also be preset to the pushbuttons.
The frequency associated with each channel is as follows:
1. 162.550 MHz.
2. 162.400 MHz.
3. 162.475 MHz.
4. 162.425 MHz.
5. 162.450 MHz.
6. 162.500 MHz.
7. 162.525 MHz.
The National Weather Service operates approximately 372 stations. Close to 90 percent of the nation’s population is within listening range of a NOAA Weather Radio broadcast.
Satellite Radio Service (Optional Feature)
If your radio has the XMTM or SIRIUSTM logo, it is satellite radio compatible. XM and Sirius are satellite radio services that offer more than 100 channels of digital quality audio programming and can be heard uninterrupted across the contiguous United States. A service fee is required to receive satellite broadcasts.