USING THE RDS FUNCTION
What is RDS?
The RDS (Radio Data System) is a digital information system developed by
the EBU (European Broadcast Union). Piggy-backed on normal FM
broadcasts, RDS offers a variety of information services and automatic
retuning functions for RDS-compatible car stereos. In 1988, RDS became
available in the United Kingdom, France, West Germany, Ireland and Sweden.
Test transmissions are being conducted in many other European countries.
It is expected that RDS will be available in most western European countries
in the near future.
5. AF/REG function (ALTERNATIVE FREQUENCIES)
When press short, AF/REG switching mode is selected.
When AF/REG switching mode is selected, the radio checks the signal
strength of the AF all the time. When press long, it is activated as regional
-Regional mode ON:
AF switching or PI SEEK is implemented to the station which have all PI
codes same as current station. REG segment is turned on in LCD display.
-Regional mode OFF:
The regional code in the format of PI code is ignored when AF switching or PI
SEEK is implemented.
6. TA function (TRAFFIC ANNOUNCEMENT)
When press short, it is activated as TA mode on or off.
When TA mode is on and traffic announcement is transmitted.