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Touch Handheld DAB Radio

DAB/FM Portable Radio

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Introducing the Touch Handheld DAB Radio from Magicbox�� �� �� �� 3 Backlight �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 12
What is DAB Digital Radio? �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 3 Loudness�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 12
Charging the battery�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 4 DAB local scan�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 12
Connect the earphones�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 4 DAB full scan�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 12
Your Handheld DAB Radio�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 5 DAB manual tune�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 12
Switch on�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 6 DAB software version �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 13
Switch off�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 6 Factory reset�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 13
Adjusting the volume�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 6 FM mode�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 13
Switch between DAB and FM mode �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 6 FM scan� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 14
Touch panel lock�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 6 Using the FM radio�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 15
Changing DAB stations�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 7 FM radio mode �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 15
Scanning for DAB stations�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 7 FM scan� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 15
Storing a DAB station preset �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 7 FM stereo/mono�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 15
Tune to a DAB preset station �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 8 Storing an FM station preset�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 15
Signal strength �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 8 Tune to an FM station preset �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 16
DAB display information �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 8 Simple solutions�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 17
Using the menu �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 10 Helpdesk�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 17
DAB station order�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 10 General information� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 18
Dynamic range control�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 11 Safety precautions�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 18
Brightness�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 11 Product guarantee �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 18
Power saving �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 11 Weee directive�� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� �� 19



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Introducing the Touch Handheld DAB Radio from What’s in the box?
Magicbox 1 x Touch Handheld DAB Radio
1 x Earphones
Your Touch Handheld DAB Radio is a combined DAB & FM 1 x Carry case
radio utilising the latest touch panel technology. It’s quick 1 x Mains adaptor
and easy to use with a clear information display, 40 station 1 x User manual
presets and touch panel lock. What is DAB Digital Radio?
It has the following features: DAB means Digital Audio Broadcasting. The difference
* Wide choice of National and Local DAB radio stations between a DAB radio and a conventional AM/FM radio is that
broadcasts are transmitted digitally resulting in a high
* DAB and FM radio
quality audio sound*, without any hiss, fading or crackles.
* Clear, backlit display with 8 step brightness
Your DAB radio will automatically scan and find all the
* DAB station selection is by ‘Name’ not by ‘Frequency’ available stations for you. Each station name, together with
* Automatic scanning to find DAB and FM stations other helpful broadcast information is shown on the display;
all you need to do is scroll through the station names and
* No need to re-tune National DAB stations
select the one that you would like to listen to, so it’s very easy
* 10 DAB and 30 FM radio station presets
and quick to use.
* 10 step digital volume control
For more information about DAB services and to find a
* Touch panel lock list of stations available in your area visit
* Very easy to use www.digitalradionow.com.
* Please note that the sound quality is dependent on a strong signal strength.
* Internal Rechargeable battery Signal strength can vary from area to area. To check the signal strength in your area
visit www.digitalradionow.com



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Product set up
Charging the battery  ote: The radio uses the earphone lead as an aerial so it is
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essential that the earphones are connected and the wire lead
Your Touch Handheld DAB radio is fitted with an internal
fully extended before you switch on and the radio starts to
Lithium ion rechargeable battery. Before you use your
scan.
product for the 1st time you will need to charge the battery
for a minimum of 3 hours. From a full charge you will be able Switch on
to listen to your radio continuously for approximately Press the power switch on the top of the radio to switch on.
8 hours, with a charge time between each use of 2 hours.
When switching the radio on for the first time, you will see a
1. Connect the mains power lead into the socket on the right welcome message for 2 seconds ‘Welcome to Digital Radio’
hand side of the radio (as you look at the radio from the and then the radio will begin to scan automatically for DAB
front). radio stations. A progress bar will show the progress of the
2. Plug the power adaptor into the mains power wall socket scan and the number of stations found during the scan will
and switch on. Leave to charge for 3 hours before first use. also be displayed.
Note: When the scan is complete your radio will select the first
available station and begin to play. Stations are listed in
- Please keep your radio away from bright sunlight or heat
numerical and then alphabetical order by default.
sources, such as a radiator
- Please do not use or leave in a humid or very damp place Note: The DAB radio station list is stored in the memory and
such as a bathroom so the next time you switch your radio on, the station
search does not take place. It is possible to scan manually for
Connect the earphones stations. Please see page 12.
1. Plug the earphones into the socket on the top of the radio.



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Earphone socket
Touch panel lock Power on/off

Battery status

Current mode

Charger socket

Move up/Volume up
Menu Mode
Select
Go back
Go forward

Preset
Info.
Move down/Volume down



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Switch on Touch the key to increase the volume and the key to
Press the power switch on the top of the radio to switch on. decrease the volume. Touch and hold the or key
to progressively increase or decrease the volume.
The display will light up and you will see ‘Welcome to
Digital Radio’. Switch between DAB and FM mode
Your Touch Handheld DAB will return to the mode that it was You can quickly and simply switch between DAB and FM
last used in (DAB or FM). If you were listening to a DAB modes. When you switch modes, the radio will tune to the
station before then this station will be automatically station that you last listened to, in that mode.
selected. 1. Touch the ‘MODE’ key each time you wish to switch between
After a short while, when the radio is playing, the display will DAB and FM mode. You will see ‘DAB’ or ‘FM’ to the top left
turn off to save battery power, just touch the front panel to of line 1 of the display to confirm the current mode.
turn the display back on again.
Touch panel lock
Switch off
Your Handheld DAB radio has a touch panel lock, which
Press and hold the power switch on the top of the radio, you can use to stop accidental operation of the keys
‘Powering off...’ will be displayed and then the radio whilst listening to a radio station. You can also use the touch
will switch off. panel lock when your radio is switched off to stop it
Note: You will not be able to switch off your radio if the touch being inadvertently switched on whilst carrying it around in
panel lock is on. See opposite. your pocket or bag.

Adjusting the volume 1. Slide the touch panel lock switch on the top left of the radio,
to the right, towards the symbol (when the radio is
There are 10 volume steps available as well as
facing you).
volume off.



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2. When the radio is switched on and the touch panel lock is on, 2. Touch the ‘MENU’ key. Use the or key to scroll up or
you will see a icon in the top line of the display. down the list to ‘Local Scan’ or ‘Full Scan’. Touch the ‘ ’ key to
3. To turn the touch panel lock off, just slide the touch panel select. The display will change to ‘Scanning...’ and the
lock switch to the left (when the radio is facing you). If the number of stations found during the scan will be displayed.
radio is switched on, the padlock icon will disappear from the A local scan takes approximately 5 seconds and a full scan
top line of the display. takes approximately 30 seconds.

Changing DAB stations Note: A full scan is a wider national and local scan and is
particularly useful if you are using your DAB radio outside of
1. If you are not already in DAB mode, touch the ‘MODE’ key to
the UK.
go to DAB mode.
2. Touch the key to display the station list and then use the Station display symbols
or key to scroll up and down the list. Stations are listed You may see the following symbols displayed:
in numerical and then alphabetical order.
one of your favourite stations
3. When the station that you would like to listen to is displayed
touch the ‘ ’ key. ‘Now tuning...’ will be displayed station is not available/not active. This could be
whilst your DAB radio tunes to your selected station. used if you try to tune into a station at a time when it
is not transmitting.
Scanning for DAB stations
Storing a DAB station preset
With DAB radio, additional stations and services regularly
become available so it’s a good idea to carry out a Your Touch Handheld DAB radio can store up to 10 DAB
manual scan every now and then to make sure that you have stations in its preset memories for instant access to your
the most up to date station listing stored within the memory favourite stations.
of your radio. If you are using your radio in another Note: When you store DAB radio station presets, these do not
location, eg: if you go on holiday, then it’s also a good idea to
overwrite your FM station presets.
carry out a manual scan.
1. If you are not already in DAB mode, touch the ‘MODE’
key to go to DAB mode.



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In DAB mode: 2. When the station that you would like to listen to is displayed,
1. Tune your radio to the station that you wish to preset (see briefly touch the ‘ ’ key and the radio will instantly tune to
changing DAB stations, page 6). that preset location/station and begin to play.

2. Touch and hold the ‘PRESET’ key for 2 seconds . If the current Note: You can exit the DAB preset mode, without selecting a
preset location already has a DAB station stored, the name of station by briefly touching the ‘PRESET’ key.
the station and the preset number will be displayed. If no Signal strength
station is stored under the preset location, ‘< Preset X free >’
Your Handheld DAB radio can display the signal strength
will be displayed, where ‘X’ is the number of the preset
of any DAB station that you are receiving and you can use
location.
this to decide which station is best to listen to in any
3. Briefly touch the ‘ ’ key to store the station under the preset particular location.
location or the or key to scroll through the 10 preset
1. When listening to a DAB station, briefly press the ‘ ’ key, to
locations. When the preset location that you would like to
display the signal strength in your current location.
store the station under is displayed, briefly touch the ‘ ’ key.
‘Preset X saved’ will be displayed, where ‘X’ is the number of An empty will appear on the bottom line of the display to
the preset location. indicate the minimum signal strength for acceptable
listening. The row of solid rectangles indicate the actual
Note: You can exit the DAB preset mode, without storing a
signal strength that you are receiving. The stronger the
station preset by briefly touching the ‘PRESET’ key.
signal, the further to the right the row of solid rectangles
Tune to a DAB station preset will be.
In DAB mode: DAB display information
1. Briefly touch the ‘PRESET’ key. The preset location and the When listening to a DAB station you can see additional
name of the station stored under that location will be information in the display, which is sent by the broadcaster.
displayed. You can use the or key to scroll through There are five different types of information.
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In DAB mode:
 ynamic Label Segment (DLS) - this is scrolling text
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information supplied by the broadcaster. Information
could be the name of an artist or music title, DJ’s name,
contact details for the radio station etc.
1. Touch the ‘INFO’ key once to display:
Multiplex Name - displays the broadcasting area and
collection of radio stations on this frequency eg:
BBC National DAB, Digital 1 Network.
Channel and Frequency - eg: 12B 225.64 MHz
Signal Information - Stereo or Mono and the data rate at
which the signal is being transmitted.
2. Touch the ‘INFO’ key once more to display:
Signal Error - The information provided gives details of the
signal error rate, shown as a number between 0 - 99.
It will not be possible to satisfactorily listen to a radio station
with a signal error rate of 30 or above. Try moving to another
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using the menu
Using the Menu Fav station - your radio monitors the stations that you listen
The ‘MENU’ key enables you to change some of the to most often and will compile a list of the top ten. The more
default settings of your Handheld DAB Radio, so that it works hours that you listen to a particular station, the higher up
just the way you want it to. the list of your top ten it will become. When you select this
option your ten favourite stations will appear at the top of
In DAB mode:
the DAB station list. Your ten favourite stations will be
Station order displayed with a symbol in the top line of the display.
There are four different station order options to choose Prune stations - stations that cannot be received in your
from which change the way that your DAB radio stations are area, all those that would be marked with a ‘?’, are removed
displayed: from your DAB station list.
Active station - the stations that can be received in your area To change your station order:
will be reordered to the top of the DAB station list and those
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
that you cannot receive will be at the bottom, prefixed
by a ‘?’. 2. Check that ‘Station order’ is displayed and touch the ‘ ’ key.

Alphanumeric - the stations are listed in numerical and then 3. Use the or key to scroll through the four options and
alphabetical order. This is the default setting. touch ‘ ’ to confirm.

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Dynamic range control 4. Touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your compression setting.
The dynamic range for each radio programme is set by the Brightness
broadcaster for each radio station and may be different for
You can adjust the display brightness to suit the lighting in
the types of programme broadcast, such as pop or classical
which you are using your Handheld DAB, so that you will
music or a chat show. The dynamic range control signal is
always be able to read the information on the display easily.
transmitted in parallel with the audio signal for each
There are 8 different brightness levels available to you.
programme and with your Touch DAB radio you can use this
control signal to expand or compress the dynamic range (the 1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
difference between the loudest and quietest sounds) 2. Use the key to highlight ‘Brightness’ and touch the ‘ ’’ key.
of the reproduced audio signal. Changing the dynamic range
3. Use the or key to scroll through the brightness levels.
can affect the ‘loudness’ and/or ‘quality of sound’ of the
programme that you hear so that it will be more suited to 4. Touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your brightness setting.
your listening conditions and your own personal listening Power saving
requirements. e.g. in a noisy environment, where quiet
To conserve battery power, you can set your Handheld DAB
sounds might be swamped, setting the compression to
to turn off automatically after a period of inactivity. There
maximum will ‘boost’ the quiet sounds, whilst keeping the
are 3 options available to you.
loudest sounds at their original level.
Disable - power save mode ‘off’
There are 3 levels of compression:
5 mins - power off after 5 minutes of inactivity
DRC 0 - no compression. This is the default setting.
10 mins - power off after 10 minutes of inactivity
DRC 1 - maximum compression.
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
DRC 1/2 - medium compression.
2. Use the key to highlight ‘Power Saving’ and touch
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
the ‘ ’ key.
2. Use the key to highlight ‘DRC’ and touch ‘ ’.
3. Use the or key to scroll through the options available.
3. Use the or key to scroll through the 3 levels of
4. Touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your setting.
compression.
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Backlight 1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
You can set the display backlight of your Handheld DAB 2. Use the key to scroll to the second screen of options and
to be ‘Always on’ or to turn off after 5, 10 or 20 seconds. highlight ‘Local Scan’. Touch the ‘ ’’ key.
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key. 3. The display will change to ‘Scanning...’ and the
2. Use the key to scroll to the second screen of options and number of stations found during the scan will be displayed.
highlight ‘Backlight’. Touch the ‘ ’ key. A local scan takes approximately 5 seconds.

3. Use the or key to scroll through the options available. Full scan
4. Touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your setting. A full scan is a wider national and local scan and is
particularly useful if you are using your DAB radio outside of
Loudness
the UK.
You can turn the loudness ‘on’ or ‘off’. Selecting to turn the
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
loudness ‘on’ will increase the bass and treble that you can
hear in the music but without increasing the volume. 2. Use the key to scroll to the second screen of options and
highlight ‘Full Scan’. Touch the ‘ ’’ key.
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
3. The display will change to ‘Scanning...’ and the
2. Use the key to scroll to the second screen of options and
number of stations found during the scan will be displayed.
highlight ‘Loudness’. Touch the ‘ ’ key.
A full scan takes approximately 30 seconds.
3. Use the or key to highlight ‘On’ or ‘Off’ . When
Loudness is switched on ‘LOUD’ will be displayed. Manual tune
4. Touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your setting. Using the manual tune feature, you can select a specific
digital radio channel frequency and then adjust the
Local scan
location of the radio, to get the strongest possible signal for
With DAB radio, additional stations and services regularly that channel in your area.
become available so it’s a good idea to carry out a manual
scan every now and then to make sure that you have the 1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
most up to date station listing stored within the memory of 2. Use the key to scroll to the third screen of options and
your radio. highlight ‘Manual Tune’. Touch the ‘ ’’ key.
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3. Use the or key to scroll through the digital radio Note: If you reset your radio all of your DAB and FM station
frequencies and touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm your setting. presets will be deleted.
An empty will appear on the bottom line of the display to 1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
indicate the minimum signal strength for acceptable 2. Use the key to scroll to the third screen of options and
listening. The row of solid rectangles indicate the actual highlight ‘Factory Reset’.
signal strength that you are receiving. The stronger the
3. Touch the ‘ ’ key. A check screen will be displayed ‘This will
signal, the further to the right the row of solid rectangles
reboot your unit. Are you sure?’ with ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ options.
will be.
4. Use the or key to highlight ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as appropriate
Note: If only an empty is displayed, you are not
and touch the ‘ ’ key to confirm.
receiving any signal at all for that particular digital radio
channel in your area. 5. If you select ‘Yes’ the radio will reset and the screen will
change to ‘Scanning...’
4. You can move the radio and/or adjust the position of the
earphone leads to improve the signal strength. The default settings for the Handheld DAB radio are:
- no stations in the station list until a scan has taken place
DAB software version - no allocated DAB or FM presets
If you call the helpdesk you may be asked for the DAB - alphanumeric station order
software version of your radio. - scrolling DLS display mode. See page 8.
- loudness is ‘off’
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
2. Use the key to scroll to the third screen of options and
FM mode
highlight ‘DAB Version’. If you touch the ‘Menu’ key in FM mode you will be able to
change the Contrast, Power Saving, Backlight and Loudness
3. Touch the ‘ ’’ key. The software version of your
settings and reset the radio in the same way that you can
Handheld DAB will be displayed.
when you are in DAB mode. See pages 10, 11 and 12.
Factory reset

You can reset your radio and restore all of the original factory
settings.
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FM scan
When in FM mode, you can touch the ‘Menu’ key and then
use the or key and select ‘Scan’ which will locate all of
the FM stations automatically from 87.5MHz to 108MHz.
Note: With FM radio it may be necessary to ‘fine tune’ each
station by briefly touching the or key. If reception is
poor try moving with your radio to another location.
In FM mode:
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key.
2. Use the or key to scroll to ‘Scan’.
3. Touch the ‘ ’’ key. The radio will begin to locate the FM
stations and ‘Scanning...’ will be displayed.
4. When the scan is complete the radio will have stored all the
FM stations it has found into the FM presets. To step through
the tuned stations, touch ‘PRESET’ and use the or key
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using the fm radio
FM radio mode FM stereo/mono
Check that your radio is in FM mode. You will see ‘FM’ in the When you have tuned to an FM station, you can switch
top left of line 1 of the display together with a radio
between ‘Stereo’ and ‘Mono’ with a brief touch of the
frequency eg: 89.60MHz.
‘INFO’ key. ‘Stereo’ or ‘Mono’, whichever is appropriate, will
If you were listening to an FM station when you switched the be clearly displayed.
radio off then this station will be automatically selected
when you switch the radio back on. Storing an FM station preset
FM scan Your Handheld DAB radio can store up to 30 FM station
When in FM mode you can select ‘Scan’ from within the presets for instant access to your favourite stations
menu, which will locate all of the FM stations automatically Note: When you store FM radio station presets, these do not
from 87.5MHz to 108MHz. and store them in the FM presets. overwrite your DAB station presets.
Note: This will overwrite any previous entries in the FM 1. Tune your radio to the station that you wish to preset.
presets.
2. Touch and hold the ‘PRESET’ key for 2 seconds . If the
In FM mode:
current preset location already has an FM station stored,
1. Touch the ‘MENU’ key. the frequency of the station and the preset number will be
2. Use the or key to scroll to ‘Scan’. displayed. If no station is stored under the preset location,
3. Touch the ‘ ’’ key. The radio will begin to locate the FM ‘< Preset X free >’ will be displayed, where ‘X’ is the number
stations and ‘Scanning...’ will be displayed. of the preset location.
Note: With FM radio it may be necessary to ‘fine tune’ each
station by briefly touching the or key. If reception is
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3. Briefly touch the ‘ ’ key to store the station under the preset
location or the or key to scroll through the 30 preset
locations. When the preset location that you would like to
store the station under is displayed, briefly touch the ‘ ’ key.
‘Preset X saved’ will be displayed, where ‘X’ is the number of
the preset location.
Note: You can exit the FM preset mode, without storing a
radio station preset by briefly touching the ‘PRESET’ key.

Tune to an FM station preset
In FM mode:
1. Briefly touch the ‘PRESET’ key. The preset location and the
name of the station stored under that location will be
displayed. You can use the or key to scroll through
the 30 preset locations.
2. The radio will instantly tune to each preset location as it is
displayed and begin to play.
Note: You can exit the FM preset mode by briefly touching
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s i m p l e s o lu t i o n s
If you are experiencing problems with your Handheld The function buttons do not respond
DAB radio there are some quick and easy checks that - Is the touch panel lock on? See page 6.
you can do, which may help to solve the problem.
- Does your radio need charging? Please connect the mains
Radio reception is poor adaptor and charge your product for 2 hours. See page 4.
- Try moving with your radio to an alternative location to see if - Try a reset to factory defaults. See page 13.
the reception improves. Please remember to scan for DAB Short battery life
stations again once you have moved your radio. See page 7.
- Fully charge the battery (see page 4) and then fully
- Check that you do not have other electrical equipment too discharge the battery. If you carry out this process several
close to your radio, causing interference. times, the maximum life of the battery will be restored.
- Ensure the earphone cable is fully extended and try
repositioning it.
If you are still experiencing any difficulty after making
- Visit www.digitalradionow.com for information about DAB the above checks, please call the helpdesk for further
reception in your area. assistance.
No sound Helpdesk
- Adjust the volume using the key. The helpdesk is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to
- You may need to re-scan if the station you last listened to is Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and can be contacted on
no longer available. See page 7. 0845 833 1673 (local rate call charge applies).
- Check that the headphone plug is pushed firmly home into
the socket on the top of the radio.

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g e n e r a l i n f o r m at i o n
Safety precautions Product guarantee
Your Handheld DAB radio is of superior design and This product has a warranty of 12 months and is therefore
manufacture and should be treated with care. The guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and
suggestions below will help you to enjoy this product and workmanship during that period. If you experience a
the benefits it brings for many years. problem within that time, simply call the Helpdesk on
- Keep the product and all its parts out of reach of small 0845 833 1673 (local rate call charge applies).
children. If your problem cannot be solved by our Helpdesk, you will
- Keep the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, need to return your product to the place it was
heaters or other appliances that produce heat. purchased. Remember to take your receipt as proof of
- Do not immerse the unit in water or otherwise get it wet. purchase as it must be produced before the warranty
- Avoid objects or liquids getting into or onto the unit. Do not can be honoured.
use near water. This product must have been used only for the intended
- Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or detergents purpose and not been subjected to wilful or accidental
to clean the product. Wipe with a damp (not wet) soft cloth damage.
to clean. This warranty does not cover damage caused by excessive
- Fit the mains adaptor to an easily accessible socket, located voltage or lightning.
near the radio and ONLY use the mains power adaptor If this product has been tampered with in any way, the
supplied. Using an unauthorised power supply will invalidate warranty shall be considered null and void.
your guarantee and may irrecoverably damage the radio.
Switch off and disconnect the mains power adaptor when This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
not in use.
- Damage to hearing can occur with consistent exposure to
high volume when using headphones. Always check the
volume level before inserting headphones into your ears.
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weee directive
WEEE Directive – Directive 2002/96/EC of the European
Parliament and Council of 27th January 2003 on waste
electrical and electronic equipment.
At the end of the product’s lifecycle, you should not throw
this product into the normal household waste but take it to
a collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. The ‘WEEE’ symbol below, on the product, user
manual and packaging indicate this.
Please contact your local authority if you need more
information about the collection points in your area.
For more information telephone Envirowise on 0800 585794

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Helpline
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