Using RDS (Radio Data System)
RDS is a system that transmits useful information (in the form of
digital data) for FM broadcasts along with the broadcast signal.
Tuners and receivers designed for RDS reception can extract the
information from the broadcast signal for use with various func-
tions, such as automatic display of the station name.
PTY (Program TYpe Identification) Search
Automatically tunes to a station that is currently broadcasting the
specified program type (genre).
PS (Program Service Name) Display
Automatically displays the station name transmitted by the RDS
RDS AUTO MEMORY function
Automatically selects and stores up to 40 RDS stations in the preset
If fewer than 40 RDS stations have been stored in the preset memory,
regular FM stations will be stored in the remaining places.
Radio Text function
Displays the radio text data transmitted by some RDS stations when
you press the RDS Disp. (display) key. There is "NO RT" if no text data
The "RDS" indicator lights up when an RDS broadcast (signal) is
Some functions and function names may differ for certain countries
Before using a function utilizing the RDS, be sure to perform the RDS
Auto Memory operation by referring to the description in "Presetting
RDS stations (RDS AUTO MEMORY)".
(For Europe only)
Using the RDS Disp. (Display) key
Pressing the RDS Disp. key changes the contents of the display.
Each press switches the display mode as follows :
1 PS (Program Service name) display
2 RT (Radio Text) display
3 Frequency display
1 PS (Program Service name) display :
The station name is displayed automatically when an RDS
broadcast is received.
If no PS data was sent, "NO PS" is displayed.
2 RT (Radio Text) display :
Text data accompanying the RDS broadcast scrolls across
the display. "NO RT" or "RT - - - - " is displayed if the
current RDS station does not provide RT data.
3 Frequency display :
Displays the frequency of the current station.