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Display Changes regularly between â â and â â at one second intervals â â or â â stays on, or intervals between changes are irregular
Note The clock is set to automatically receive time signals and will continue to do so even if it is manually reset.
Hold down the desired STATIONâ¢SELECT/PRESET button until you hear two short beeps.
Example: To preset AM 1 260 kHz onto preset 2 button.
Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to select the desired wake-up sound.
1: Buzzer 2: âFour seasons: Springâ Antonio Lucio Vivaldi 3: âFor Elizaâ Ludwig van Beethoven
To display the year and date
Defective Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the date, and within 2 seconds press it again for the year. The display shows the date or year for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
Two short beeps will confirm the setting, and the ALARM A or B display will disappear.
To improve reception
Reception is governed largely by where the radiocontrolled clock antenna is set up and which direction it is pointed in.
The PRESET TUNING 3 button has a tactile dot.
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Location of radio-controlled clock antenna setup: If the installation is within a building made of reinforced concrete, reception will be weaker the farther the antenna is from a window. To improve reception, place the antenna as close as possible to the window. Direction the antenna faces: Reception changes depending on the direction that the antenna is facing. Look at the display window to check reception, and turn the antenna so that it faces in the direction where reception is most stable. Reception may be poor when the antenna is placed on a metal surface such as that of a steel desk.
To set the brightness of the backlight
The display shows the frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time. To preset another station, repeat these steps. To change the preset station, tune in to the desired station and hold down the PRESET TUNING 1 to 5 button. The new station will replace the previous station on the preset button.
To Use the Radio and Buzzer Alarm 1 2
Set both alarm times for ALARM A or B. (see above). Press ALARM A or ALARM B.
The ALARM A or B display will be turned on.
If you cannot see the display clearly, press and hold ENTER/BRIGHTNESS to set the desired brightness (high, middle or low).
Changing AM Channel Step
The AM channel step differs depending on area. The channel step of this unit is factory-set to 10 kHz to change the setting as shown below to be able to listen to the radio. Area North and South America Other countries/regions Channel step 10 kHz 9 kHz
Tuning into a preset station 1 2 3
Press ON/BAND to turn on the radio. Press STATIONâ¢SELECT/PRESET where the desired station is stored. Adjust volume using VOLUME.
After a few seconds, the display will return to the current time but the preset button number will remain.
If the same alarm time is set for both Alarm A and B, Alarm A takes priority.
To Doze for a Few More Minutes
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF. The radio or buzzer turns off but will automatically come on again after about 10 minutes. Every time you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the snooze time changes as follows: The display shows the snooze time for a few seconds and returns to show the current time. When you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF after the current time appeared, the snooze time starts from 10 minutes again. The maximum length of the snooze time is 60 minutes. Press OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the alarm. The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
FM wire antenna
Screw (not supplied)
Plug in the clock radio.
Press OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the power.
Setting the Alarm
You can choose from two types of alarm, Radio or Buzzer. The alarm will come on at the same time everyday. The factory setting alarm time for the radio and buzzer is 12:00am. Notes â¢ Set the current time before setting the alarm. â¢ Radio reception is interrupted while the alarm time is being set.
Radio-controlled clock antenna AC power cord VOLUME There is a tactile dot beside volume to show the direction to turn up the volume.
While holding down OFF/ALARM RESET, keep pressing ON/BAND for more than 5 seconds.
To Stop the Alarm
Notes Reception may be impossible in these locations: â¢ Close to a television set, personal computer, refrigerator or similar electrical appliance or equipment. â¢ Close to high voltage wires or overhead power lines. â¢ Locations where there could be interference from electrical signals such as a construction site, airport or any other place where there is a large volume of traffic.
The AM channel step will be changed. If you proceed to step 2 again, the channel step changes again. Notes â¢ When the AM channel step is changed, the preset stations for AM will be initialized. â¢ When the AM channel step is changed, the FM channel step also will be changed.
To Deactivate the Alarm
Press ALARM A or ALARM B.
The ALARM A or B display turns off.
To set the Alarm Time 1
Press and hold ALARM A or ALARM B for a few seconds.
After one beep, the hour flashes in the alarm display.
Using the NAP Timer (Count Down Timer)
The NAP timer sounds the buzzer after a preset time duration. Press NAP repeatedly until the desired minutes are displayed. Every press changes the display as follows:
Playing the Radio
âManual Tuning 1 Press ON/BAND to turn on the radio.
The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
Location of transmitting source
Time signals are transmitted from the following location: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. 40Ë 40â N, 105Ë 03â W Time signal strength varies depending on the time of reception (you will get better reception at night). If the clock is not set or corrected automatically after you change the location or direction of the radiocontrolled clock antenna, wait a while and see if you get better reception at a later time.
Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to select the hour.
To set the hour rapidly, hold down Jog lever v (up) or V (down).
Setting the Clock and Date
When the unit is plugged in, âAM 12:00,â âWe,â and â â will flash in the display. Note If you cannot see the display clearly, press and hold ENTER/BRIGHTNESS to set the desired brightness (high, middle or low).
When clock adjustment is completed, the clock will start to operate. â â will stop flashing and remain in the display. Lit
Press ON/BAND repeatedly to select the desired band.
Each press changes the band as follows: AM FM1 FM2 When using FM1 or FM2 preset mode, you may listen to the radio on either mode. (See âPresetting Your Favourite Stationâ.)
After one beep, the minutes flash on the alarm display.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the minute.
A beep sounds to confirm the time setting. âRADIOâ¢SOUNDâ appears. You can choose between âRADIOâ and âSOUNDâ modes. Set the alarm mode as follows: â¢ RADIO: see âA Setting the Radio Alarmâ â¢ SOUND: see âB Setting the Sound Alarmâ
Automatic updating of time data
The Dream Machine is equipped with the Clock Auto Adjust system that automatically receives time signals during the night, when reception is best. The system makes nine corrections every hour from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. During automatic operation, â â does not flash. If the Clock Auto Adjust system is unable to receive time signals for more than 24 hours â â goes off. In such a case, press CLOCK AUTO ADJUST to initiate Clock Auto Adjust manually and change the position or direction of the radio-controlled clock antenna for improved reception. Note Automatic updating cannot be manually cancelled. On daylight Saving Time adjustment The Clock Auto Adjust system automatically switches the clock indication to Daylight Saving Time (summer time), and back, at the necessary time of the year. â â will be displayed when the clock is in Daylight Saving Time. Note According to reception conditions, the actual adjustment to or from Daylight Saving Time by the Clock Auto Adjust system may be done later than the exact moment of transition in the yearly calendar.
You will hear two beeps when the display turns from âOFFâ to â10â. â â appears and the NAP time is displayed for a few seconds. NAP timer starts counting down the NAP time. When selected NAP time has passed, the beep sound comes on, and â â flashes on the display. The buzzer is turned off automatically after about 60 minutes.
Use TUNING + or â to tune into the desired station.
The FM frequency advances or reverses in 0.1 MHz channel steps and the AM frequency in 10 kHz channel steps. Two short beeps sound when the minimum frequency of each band is received during tuning.
A Setting the Radio Alarm
For the radio alarm, the station you specified as the wake-up station is played.
To Stop the NAP Timer
Press NAP or OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the buzzer.
To Set the Clock and Date Automatically
This radio is equipped with a radio-controlled clockauto-adjust system. The clock-auto-adjust receives standard time data (year, month, day, hour, minute, second, and D.S.T.) on a prescribed frequency, and uses that to automatically reset the clock. To receive correct local time, set the zone selector (illustrated below) on the rear of the radio to the time zone you are in (Eastern, Central, Mountain, or Pacific). If the selector is set to the wrong zone, the displayed time will be wrong. There are no zone settings for Alaska and Hawaii.
Notes â¢ If the radio is turned on before clock adjustment is completed, the unit stops receiving time signals. â¢ If CLOCK AUTO ADJUST is pressed before clock adjustment is completed, the unit stops receiving time signals.
Perform steps 1 to 4 in âTo set the Alarm Time.â Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to select âRADIOâ alarm mode.
âWAKE UP STATIONâ appears in the display.
To Deactive the NAP Timer
Press NAP. â â go off in the display.
Adjust volume using VOLUME.
Unable to set the Clock Automatically
Press CLOCK until you hear one beep and press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to set the correct time and date. (See âTo Set the Clock and Date Manuallyâ.)
â¢ To turn off the radio, press OFF/ALARM RESET. â¢ To check the station being received, press TUNING + or â or ON/BAND lightly. The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
After one beep, the preset number flashes in the display.
Setting the Sleep Timer
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after a preset duration.
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To initiate Clock Auto Adjust manually
Improving the Reception
FM: AM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase reception sensitivity. Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar is built in to the unit. Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.
Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to select the desired wake-up station.
Preset number changes in the order as follows:
Pressing CLOCK AUTO ADJUST allows you to receive time signals. â â will flash in the display. When the Clock Auto Adjust process is completed, the clock will be corrected, if needed, and â â will stop flashing and remain lit in the display. If the radio fails to receive time signals for about 12 minutes, the clock will remain unadjusted, and â â will disappear from the display.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Every push changes the display as follows:
To Set the Clock and Date Manually 1 2
Plug in the clock radio.
The display will flash âAM 12:00â.
âP-â is the last received station. You can directly select the desired wake-up station by pressing ON/BAND or the STATIONâ¢SELCET/PRESET button while the indication âP-â is not displayed.
You will hear two beeps when the display turns from âOFFâ to â90â. âSLEEPâ will appear in the display when the duration time is set. The radio will play for the duration you set, then shut off. â¢ To turn off the radio before the preset time, press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
Plug in the unit.
The Clock Auto Adjust function activates automatically. â â will flash in the display. It takes about three minutes from the moment that reception starts until the displayed time is correct even if the reception is good.
Notes â¢ The radio is being operated, the unit cannot receive time signals. â¢ If the radio is turned on while the Clock Auto Adjust system is activated, the unit stops receiving time signals.
Press CLOCK for a few seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to flash in the display.
Presetting Your Favourite Station
You can preset up to 10 stations in FM (5 stations in FM1, 5 stations in FM2), and 5 stations in AM.
Two short beeps will confirm the setting, and the ALARM A or B display will disappear.
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Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) until the correct year appears in the display. Press ENTER/BRIGHTNESS. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month, day, hour, and minute.
After setting the minute, press ENTER/ BRIGHTNESS to start the counting of the seconds, and you will hear two short beeps.
B Setting the Sound Alarm
For the sound alarm, the sound you specified as the wake-up sound is played.
Reception conditions Flashes
To check reception
The display shows reception conditions when time signals are being received (when the power cord is inserted in a wall socket, or CLOCK AUTO ADJUST is pressed).
Presetting a Station 1
Follow steps 1 to 4 in âPlaying the Radioâ and manually tune into the station you wish to preset.
Perform steps 1 to 4 in âTo set the Alarm Time.â Press Jog lever v (up) or V (down) to select âSOUNDâ alarm mode.
âWAKE UP SOUNDâ appears in the display.
To Use Both Sleep Timer and Alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be awakened by the radio or buzzer alarm at a preset time.
Set the alarm. (See âSetting the Alarmâ.) Set the sleep timer. (See âSetting the Sleep Timerâ.)
â¢ To set the current time rapidly, hold down Jog lever v (up) or V (down). â¢ In step 5, when you press ENTER/BRIGHTNESS after the minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from zero. â¢ When the alarm setting mode is entered, the clock cannot be set.
The displayed wake-up sound number will sound.