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b) Using the <</>> buttons on the rocker switch When âPTYâ is switched on, you can select a programme type using buttons <</>>. â¢ Press << or >>; the programme type selected last will be displayed for 3 seconds. â¢ During this period press >> (forwards) or << (backwards) to select the desired type. â¢ â¢ Press << or >> as many times as required.
If necessary, press the âPTYâ button to switch on the function. â¢ Select a programme type using buttons <</>> and hold down the desired preset button (1-6) until you hear a beep. Now the selected programme type can be recalled by pressing this preset as long as âPTYâ lights up in the display.
Scanning stations with PTY SCAN
Important: âPTYâ must appear in the display. â¢ Press âSCâ. All of the stations in your current reception area offering the selected programme type will be scanned. To switch off PTY-SCAN: â¢ Press âSCâ or the rocker switch again.
As soon as it is possible to receive a programme in the broadcast network with the PTY selected, the radio will switch over to the corresponding station for the duration of the programme. Example: - Station playing: NDR3. - âPTYâ lights up in the display. - Programme type âPOPâ selected. - Seek tuning is started. - No station with âPTY-POPâ can be found. - The display shows âNO PTYâ and automatically switches back to NDR3. NDR2 airs a âPTY-POPâ programme. The radio will switch to the linked stati on NDR2 for the duration of the âPOPâ programme.
If you would like to listen to a station with the selected PTY, press / to start the seek tuning function. If the radio is unable to find a station offering the selected programme type, the display will show âNO PTYâ and a beep will be emitted. The radio will select the station which was tuned into before seek tuning was activated.
During CD operation, the set will also switch to the radio programme if the selected PTY becomes available within the broadcast network. After the PTY programme has ended the system will switch back to the previous mode (radio or CD). Note: As already mentioned, these functions are only supported by a limited number of RDS
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Situation: PTY is switched on and lights up in the display. No station offering the selected programme type can be found currently in your reception range (with seek tuning or scan). The set will switch back to the station previously tuned into.
Storing programme types
Each of the preset buttons 1-6 has been assigned one programme type at the factory. If desired, you can also replace these with other available programme types. To do so, make sure that âPTYâ lights up in the display.