In addition, there are three other program types, ALARM,
ALARMTST, and NO TYPE. ALARM and ALARMTST are
used for emergency announcements. NO TYPE appears
when a program type cannot be found.
Searching for RDS programs
You can search for a program type listed above.
to select the FM band.
RDS is only possible in the FM band.
SEARCH shows in the display.
to select the program type you
want to hear.
to search for the program type.
The system starts searching through the station presets for a
match, stopping when it was found one. Repeat to search for
If NO PTY is displayed it means the tuner couldn't find that
program type at the time of the search.
RDS searches station presets only. If no stations have been
preset, or if the program type could not be found among the
station presets NO PTY is displayed.
FINISH means the search is complete.
Displaying RDS information
Use the DISP button to display the different types of RDS
for RDS information.
Each press changes the display as follows:
Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the radio station.
For example, a talk radio station may provide a phone
number as RT.
Program Service Name (PS) – The name of the radio
Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the kind of
program currently being broadcast.
Current tuner frequency (FREQ)
If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll,
some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
If you see NO TEXT in the RT display, it means no RT data
is sent from the broadcast station. The display will
automatically switch to the PS data display (if no PS data,
NO NAME is displayed).
In the PTY display, NO PTY may be shown.