Operating this unit
Storing the strongest broadcast
BSM (best stations memory) lets you automa-
tically store the six strongest broadcast fre-
quencies under preset tuning buttons 1 to 6.
Once stored you can tune in to those frequen-
cies with the touch of button.
! Storing broadcast frequencies with BSM
may replace broadcast frequencies you
have saved using buttons 1 to 6.
Use MULTI-CONTROL to select BSM in
the function menu.
Press MULTI-CONTROL to turn BSM on.
Six strongest broadcast frequencies will be
stored in the order of their signal strength.
# To cancel the storage process, press
Use MULTI-CONTROL to select the de-
Turn to change the station; press to select.
# You can also change the station by pushing
MULTI-CONTROL up or down.
Tuning in strong signals
Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those
radio stations with sufficiently strong signals
for good reception.
Use MULTI-CONTROL to select LOCAL in
the function menu.
Press MULTI-CONTROL to turn local
seek tuning on.
# To turn local seek tuning off, press
Push MULTI-CONTROL left or right to
set the sensitivity.
There are four levels of sensitivity for FM and
two levels for MW/LW:
The LEVEL4 setting allows reception of only
the strongest stations, while lower settings let
you receive progressively weaker stations.
Selecting alternative frequencies
When the tuner can't get good reception, the
unit automatically search for a different sta-
tion in a same network.
Use MULTI-CONTROL to select AF in the
Press MULTI-CONTROL to turn AF on.
# To turn AF off, press MULTI-CONTROL again.
! Only RDS stations are tuned in during seek
tuning or BSM when AF is on.
! When you recall a preset station, the tuner
may update the preset station with a new fre-
quency from the station's AF list. No preset
number appears on the display if the RDS
data for the station received differs from that
of the originally stored station.
! Sound may be temporarily interrupted by an-
other program during an AF frequency
! AF can be turned on or off independently for
each FM band.
Using PI Seek
If the tuner can't find a suitable station, or re-
ception status becomes bad, the unit will auto-
matically search for a different station with a
same programming. During the search,
PI SEEK is displayed and the output is muted.
Using Auto PI Seek for preset stations
When preset stations cannot be recalled, as
when travelling long distances, the unit can
be set to perform PI Seek during preset recall.
! The default setting for Auto PI Seek is off.
See Switching Auto PI Seek on page 42.
Limiting stations to regional
When AF is used, the regional function limits
the selection of stations broadcasting regional