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Radio Shack 12-795 Owner's Manual

Multi-band ac/dc portable radio.
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Cat. No. 12-795
Please read before using this equipment.
Multi-Band AC/DC Portable Radio


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    Cat. No. 12-795 OWNER’S MANUAL Please read before using this equipment. Multi-Band AC/DC Portable Radio...

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    FEATURES Your RadioShack Multi-Band AC/DC Portable Radio is designed to provide high-quality sound while you listen to up to 10 different radio bands. The portable design lets you use it almost anywhere. Its features include: Multiple Power Options — let you...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Preparation ... 4 Connecting Power ... 4 Using AC Power ... 4 Using Batteries ... 5 Using Vehicle Battery Power ... 6 Connecting the Wire Antenna ... 7 Attaching the Carry Strap ... 7 Operation ... 8 Understanding the Bands ... 8 AM Broadcast ...

  • Page 4: Preparation, Connecting Power, Using Ac Power

    PREPARATION CONNECTING POWER You can power the radio from standard AC power using the supplied power cord, with batteries (not supplied), or from your vehicle’s socket (using an optional DC adapter). Caution: Connecting the radio to AC or vehicle battery power disconnects any internal batteries.

  • Page 5: Using Batteries

    Using Batteries You can power the radio with four D bat- teries (not supplied). For the best perfor- mance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries. Cautions: • Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type. •...

  • Page 6: Using Vehicle Battery Power

    Using Vehicle Battery Power You can power the radio from a vehi- cle’s 12V power source (such as ciga- rette-lighter socket) using a 9V, 500 mA DC adapter (not supplied) available at your local RadioShack store. Cautions: You must use a power source that supplies 9V DC and delivers at least 500 mA.

  • Page 7: Connecting The Wire Antenna, Attaching The Carry Strap

    CONNECTING THE WIRE ANTENNA Besides the DIRECTION FINDER na and the built-in telescoping antenna, the radio comes with a separate wire an- tenna (about 10 feet long) for reception when you listen to the shortwave bands ). To connect the antenna, simply insert the antenna’s plug into on the front of the radio.

  • Page 8: Operation, Understanding The Bands, Am Broadcast, Citizen Band, Short Wave 1/2

    OPERATION UNDERSTANDING THE BANDS This radio lets you select from 10 different radio frequency bands. A scale showing the frequency range and tuning position for each band appears to the right of that band’s name on the radio’s multi-band dis- play.

  • Page 9: Fm Broadcast, Tv Sound, Vhf Marine, Air Craft, Weather Band

    Notes: • Reception varies according to the seasons of the year, the current weather conditions, change in atmo- sphere and the frequency you selected. • The best time for listening to short- wave broadcasts is in the evening. FM Broadcast Frequency Range : 88–108 MHz Communications : FM radio stations.

  • Page 10: Basic Radio Operation

    BASIC RADIO OPERATION TUNING/BATTERY Meter POWER RADIO/P.A. VOLUME TONE Follow these steps to turn the radio on/ off, select a radio band and station/fre- quency, and adjust the sound. 1. Turn toward VOLUME stops. 2. Set RADIO/P.A. RADIO the P.A. setting, see “Using the P.A. (Public Address) Function”...

  • Page 11: Reading The Tuning/battery Meter, Using The P.a. (public Address) Function

    9. To select a different station/fre- quency, rotate TUNING knob) on the front of the radio. The yellow bar on the multi-band scale moves to indicate the current tuning position. The needle on the meter moves toward BATTERY the signal strength increases or toward as it decreases (see “Reading the TUNING/BATTERY...

  • Page 12: Using The Earphone, Listening Safely, Traffic Safety

    2. Set RADIO/P.A. P.A. 3. Plug the microphone into front of the radio. 4. Be sure is set to POWER speak into the microphone in a nor- mal voice. 5. As you begin speaking, adjust to a comfortable listening level. Note: To prevent feedback or high- pitched sounds, keep the microphone pointed away from the radio and stand...

  • Page 13: Care

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Your RadioShack Multi-Band AC/DC Portable Radio is an example of superior de- sign and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your radio so you can enjoy it for years. Keep the radio dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.

  • Page 14: The Fcc Wants You To Know

    (2) this device must accept any interfer- ence received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Product: Multi-Band AC/DC Por- table Radio Model: 12-795 Responsible Party: RadioShack 100 Throckmorton Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-415-3200 THE FCC WANTS YOU TO...

  • Page 15: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Bands AM ... 530–1710 kHz CB (Channels 1–40) ... 26.965–27.405 MHz SW1 ... 4.0–6.0 MHz SW2 ... 7.0–12.0 MHz FM ... 88–108 MHz AIR ... 108–135 MHz TV2 (Channels 7–13) ... 176–218 MHz VHF ... 145–175 MHz WX ... 162.4–162.55 MHz TV1 (Channels 2–6) ...

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    Limited Ninety-Day Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workman- ship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company- owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES...

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