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Improving Fm Sound; Saving Station Presets; Listening To Station Presets; Naming Preset Stations - Pioneer VSX-430-K Operating Instructions Manual

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Manual tuning
To change the frequency one step at a time, press
TUNE
/.
High speed tuning
Press and hold
TUNE /
for high speed tuning.

Improving FM sound

If the TUNE or ST indicators don't light when tuning to an FM
station because the signal is weak, set the receiver to the
mono reception mode.
BAND
Press
to select FM MONO.
This should improve the sound quality and allow you to
enjoy the broadcast.

Saving station presets

If you often listen to a particular radio station, it's convenient
to have the receiver store the frequency for easy recall
whenever you want to listen to that station. This saves the
effort of manually tuning in each time. This unit can memorize
up to 30 stations.
1
Tune to a station you want to memorize.
See
Listening to the radio above
for more on this.
2
Press TOOLS.
The display shows PRESET, then a blinking MEM and
station preset.
3
PRESET /
Press
to select the station preset you
want.
You can also use the number buttons.
4
Press ENTER.
The preset number stop blinking and the receiver stores
the station.
Note
If the receiver is left disconnected from the AC power outlet
for over a month, the station memories will be lost and will
have to be reprogrammed.
Stations are stored in stereo. When the station is stored in
the FM MONO mode, it shows as ST when recalled.

Listening to station presets

You will need to have some presets stored to do this. See
Saving station presets above
if you haven't done this already.
PRESET /
Press
to select the station preset you
want.
You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control to recall the station preset.

Naming preset stations

For easier identification, you can name all of your preset
stations.
1
Choose the station preset you want to name.
See
Listening to station presets above
2
TOOLS
Press
twice.
The cursor at the first character position is blinking on
the display.
3
Input the name you want.
Choose a name up to eight characters long.
Use
PRESET /
to select character position.
TUNE /
Use
to select characters.
The name is stored when
ENTER
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Tip
To erase a station name, follow steps 1 and 2, and press
ENTER
while the display is blank. Press
display is blank, to keep the previous name.
Once you have named a station preset, Press
the name. When you want to return to the frequency
display, press

An introduction to RDS (For Europe)

Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio
stations to provide listeners with various kinds of
information—the name of the station and the kind of show
they're broadcasting, for example.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by type of program.
For example, you can search for a station that's broadcasting
a show with the program type, JAZZ.
You can search the following program types:
NEWS – News
AFFAIRS – Current Affairs
INFO – General Information
SPORT – Sport
EDUCATE – Educational
DRAMA – Radio plays, etc.
CULTURE – National or
regional culture, theater, etc.
SCIENCE – Science and
technology
for how to do this.
VARIED – Usually talk-based
material, such as quiz shows
or interviews.
POP M – Pop music
ROCK M – Rock music
EASY M – Easy listening
LIGHT M – 'Light' classical
music
CLASSICS – 'Serious' classical
music
OTHER M – Music not fitting
is pressed.
above categories
WEATHER – Weather reports
Basic playback
TOOLS
while the
DISP
to show
DISP
several times to show the frequency.
FINANCE – Stock market
reports, commerce, trading,
etc.
CHILDREN – Programs for
children
SOCIAL – Social affairs
RELIGION – Programs
concerning religion
PHONE IN – Public expressing
their views by phone
TRAVEL – Holiday-type travel
rather than traffic
announcements
LEISURE – Leisure interests
and hobbies
JAZZ – Jazz
COUNTRY – Country music
NATION M – Popular music in
a language other than English
OLDIES – Popular music from
the '50s and '60s
FOLK M – Folk music
DOCUMENT – Documentary
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