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Rds; Overview; Rds Services; Setting Af And Ta - Sony MEX-BT2500 Operating Instructions Manual

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If you know the frequency of the station you want to
listen to, press and hold (SEEK) –/+ to locate the
approximate frequency, then press (SEEK) –/+
repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency
(manual tuning).

RDS

Overview

FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS)
service send inaudible digital information along
with the regular radio program signal.
Display items
A
A Frequency*
1
(Program service name), Preset
number, Clock, RDS data
B TA/TP*
2
*1 While receiving the RDS station, " *" is displayed
on the left of the frequency indication.
*2 "TA" flashes during traffic information. "TP" lights
up while such a station is received.
To change display items A, press (DSPL).

RDS services

This unit automatically provides RDS services as
follows:
AF (Alternative Frequencies)
Selects and retunes the station with the
strongest signal in a network. By using this
function, you can continuously listen to the
same program during a long-distance drive
without having to retune the same station
manually.
TA (Traffic Announcement)/TP (Traffic
Program)
Provides current traffic information/programs.
Any information/program received, will
interrupt the currently selected source.
PTY (Program Types)
Displays the currently received program type.
Also searches your selected program type.
CT (Clock Time)
The CT data from the RDS transmission sets
the clock.
Notes
• Depending on the country/region, not all RDS
• RDS will not work if the signal strength is too weak,

Setting AF and TA

1
Select
AF-ON
TA-ON
AF, TA-ON
B
AF, TA-OFF
Storing RDS stations with the AF and
TA setting
You can preset RDS stations along with the AF/
TA setting. If you use the BTM function, only
RDS stations are stored with the same AF/TA
setting.
If you preset manually, you can preset both RDS
and non-RDS stations with the AF/TA setting for
each.
1 Set AF/TA, then store the station with BTM or
Presetting the volume of traffic
announcements
You can preset the volume level of the traffic
announcements so as to not miss hearing them.
1 Rotate the volume control dial to adjust the
2 Press and hold (AF/TA) until "TA" appears.
Receiving emergency
announcements
With AF or TA on, the emergency
announcements will automatically interrupt the
currently selected source.
functions may be available.
or if the station you are tuned to is not transmitting
RDS data.
Press (AF/TA) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
To
activate AF and deactivate TA.
activate TA and deactivate AF.
activate both AF and TA.
deactivate both AF and TA.
manually.
volume level.
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