Instruction Manual
DAB Clock Radio
RA-D38B / RA-D38H


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Summary of Contents for JVC RA-D38B

  • Page 1 Instruction Manual DAB Clock Radio RA-D38B / RA-D38H...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Warnings ................5 Unpacking ..................8 Product Overview ................9 Front View .....................9 Rear View.......................9 Top View ..................... 10 Connections ................11 Using Earphones ..................11 Turning the Radio On for the First Time ........12 Basic Operation ................14 Switching ON/OFF .................. 14 Selecting Modes ..................14 Adjusting the Volume ................
  • Page 4 FM Operation ................23 Auto Scan ....................23 Manual Tune ..................... 23 Scan Setting ....................23 Saving Preset Stations ................24 Recalling a Preset Station ..............24 FM Display Modes ................... 25 Maintenance ................26 Cleaning the Unit ..................26 Hints and Tips ................26 Product Fiche and Specifications ..........28 Useful Information and Licences ..........29...
  • Page 5: Safety Warnings

    Safety Warnings • Read all the instructions carefully heat sources such as radiators or before using the unit and keep gas / electric fires. them for future reference. • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight • Retain the manual. If you pass the and other sources of heat.
  • Page 6 Interference another confined space. Ensure the unit is well ventilated. • Do not place the unit on or near appliances which may cause Safety electromagnetic interference. If • Always disconnect the unit you do, it may adversely affect from the mains supply before the operating performance of the connecting / disconnecting other unit, and cause a distorted picture...
  • Page 7 The exclamation point To prevent the within an equilateral spread of fire, triangle is intended to alert the user to the keep candles presence of important or other open operating and flames away maintenance (servicing) instructions in the from this manual accompanying product at all the unit.
  • Page 8: Unpacking

    Thank you for purchasing your new product. We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers. You will also find some hints and tips to help you resolve any issues.
  • Page 9: Product Overview

    Product Overview Front View Tune Tune Standby Button Alarm/Mode Button Info/Menu Button Select Button Vol+/Vol– Button Tune /Tune Button LCD Display Rear View DAB / FM Aerial DC IN Socket Earphones Socket...
  • Page 10: Top View

    Top View Dimmer Preset 1/2/3/4/5/6 Button SNOOZE/DIMMER Button • Press and hold to directly • Press to activate the snooze save preset station 1-6. function when the alarm sounds. • Press to directly recall preset station 1-6. • Press to select the brightness level.
  • Page 11: Connections

    Connections Using Earphones Turn down the volume before connecting the earphones. Slowly raise the volume with the earphones on until you reach your desired volume. When earphones are connected, the speaker is automatically muted. Rear of the Unit Long-term exposure to loud music may cause hearing damage. It is best to avoid extreme volume when using earphones, especially for extended periods.
  • Page 12: Turning The Radio On For The First Time

    Turning the Radio On for the First Time 1. Fully extend the aerial before plugging the unit into the mains. 2. Connecting the unit to any other power source may damage the unit. Unwind the mains adapter cable to its full length. Connect the end of the cable to the DC IN Socket at the rear of the unit and then connect the mains adapter to the mains socket.
  • Page 13 Remove the mains plug from the mains socket if you want to switch the unit off completely. • Ensure all audio connections of the unit are connected before connecting to the mains power socket. • Make sure the mains plug is firmly inserted into the mains socket. • To switch the unit off completely, remove the mains plug from the mains socket.
  • Page 14: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Switching ON/OFF Press Standby button on the unit to switch the unit between the On and Standby mode. Remove the mains plug from the mains socket if you want to switch the unit off completely. Selecting Modes Press and hold Alarm/Mode button to switch between DAB and FM mode. The unit will automatically go to Standby mode after 15 minutes if there is no DAB signal.
  • Page 15: System Settings

    System Settings Setting a Sleep Timer You can set a sleep timer so if you are listening to your radio and fall asleep, it will automatically switch off at the preset time. The sleep timer can be activated for up to a maximum of 90 minutes. 1.
  • Page 16: Alarm

    Alarm Ensure the time and date is set before you can activate the alarm function. Setting the Alarm On/Off 1. Press Alarm/Mode button once to enter Alarm 1 Setup menu, or twice to enter Alarm 2 Setup menu. 2. Press Tune /Tune button to select Alarm On or Alarm Off, and then press Select button to confirm.
  • Page 17: Software Version

    3. The display will show “Alarm Saved“ after the setup is done. 4. Once the alarm is set, 1 (Alarm 1)/ 2 (Alarm 2) or (Both Alarm 1 and Alarm 2) icon will show on the display. 5. To temporarily switch off alarm, press SNOOZE/Dimmer button to activate Snooze function when alarm sounds.
  • Page 18: Factory Reset

    Factory Reset If you want to delete all your stations and settings, you can return your radio back to the default setting by running a Factory Reset. 1. Press and hold Info/Menu, and then press Tune /Tune button to select <System>. Press Select button to confirm. 2.
  • Page 19: Dab Operation

    DAB Operation If the unit is connected to the mains power for the first time, the unit will show “Welcome ! Digital Radio“ and then “00:00”. Press Standby button to switch on the unit and perform auto scan. During the scan the display will show “Scanning…”...
  • Page 20: Manual Tune

    Manual Tune As well as the auto scan function, you can manually tune them in. You will need to know which multiplex the station you are looking for is in. 1. Press and hold Info/Menu button, and then press Tune /Tune button to select <Manual tune>.
  • Page 21: Dab Display Modes

    DAB Display Modes Every time you press Info/Menu Signal Strength on the unit, the display will cycle through the following display modes. The information is displayed on the lower segment of the display. Programme Type Signal Strength This shows a slide bar to indicate the signal strength, the stronger the signal, the longer the bar will be from left to right.
  • Page 22 Bit Rate / Codec / Channels The display will show the digital audio bit rate being received with additional information about the audio codec and channel configuration. Time / Date This displays the current time and date.
  • Page 23: Fm Operation

    FM Operation Press and hold Alarm/Mode button repeatedly to select FM mode. Auto Scan 1. To activate auto scan, press Select button or press and hold Tune / Tune button to perform auto scan. The display will show “Scanning...“ 2. Once a station has been found, the scanning will stop automatically. Manual Tune To tune FM frequency manually, press Tune /Tune button repeatedly until your desired frequency is reached.
  • Page 24: Saving Preset Stations

    Saving Preset Stations You can store up to 10 of your favourite stations to the memory. This will enable you to access your favourite stations quickly and easily. Presets 1 - 6 To store a preset, you must first be listening to the station that you would like to save.
  • Page 25: Fm Display Modes

    FM Display Modes Every time you press INFO/MENU button on the unit, the display will cycle through the following display modes. The information is displayed on the lower segment of the display. Radio Text The broadcaster can include Radio Text a message that displays information about the current programme.
  • Page 26: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning the Unit Ensure the unit is fully unplugged from the mains socket before cleaning. • To clean the unit, wipe the case with a slightly moist, lint-free cloth. • Do not use any cleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives.
  • Page 27 Problem Solution The unit does not • The unit may freeze up during use. Switch respond when pressing the unit off and then on again at the any buttons. mains socket to reset the unit. Radio DAB/FM Problem Solution Poor radio reception. • Make sure the DAB/FM aerial is fully extended.
  • Page 28: Product Fiche And Specifications

    Product Fiche and Specifications Brand Model RA-D38B / RA-D38H Mains Adapter Mains Adapter Model S6W-060050UK Mains Adapter Manufacturer Hongping Electronics Co. Ltd. System Section Power Supply 100 - 240 V ~ 50/60 Hz Adapter Output 0.5A Power Consumption Speaker Output Power...
  • Page 29: Useful Information And Licences

    Useful Information and Licences The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is For general information about this your responsibility to dispose of your appliance and handy hints and tips, waste equipment by handing it over to a please visit:...
  • Page 32 For Help and Support Call UK: 0344 561 1234 Ireland: 1890 818 575 The product is distributed and warranted exclusive by DSG Retail Ltd. “JVC” is the trademark of JVC KENWOOD Corporation, used by DSG Retail Ltd. under license. IB-RA-D38x-180424V1...

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