Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product YB500 Grundig
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1 YB500 OWNER’S MANUAL HOW TO USE YOUR GRUNDIG YB500 AM/FM/SW Radio NEED HELP? HERE’S HOW TO CON TACT US: ‧ From the United States: 1-800-8 72-2228 ‧ From Canada: 1-800 -637-1648 ‧ From every where else: 650-903-3866 ‧ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Contents Yacht Boy 500 - L C D A T A M O N I T O R ( D i s p l a y ) ............................................................................................................. 3 Your Unit at a Glance ..............................................
3 Y a c h t B o y 5 0 0 - LC D ATA MONIT OR (Display) Indication(1)-(18) 1 8-digit alphanum eric display for - Station name Appears automatically w hen receiving an FM (VH F) station which is transmitting R D S (Radio Data Syste m) signals. For o ther statio ns, you can e nter a name o f y o u r choice.
4 Your Unit at a Glance ( 1 ) Illumination Button ( L I G H T) - For switching on the display illumination on batte ry operation (permanent illumination o n AC (mains) operation). (2) S N O O Z E B u t t o n - To interrupt (press b r ie f l y ) a n d s w i t c h o f f ( l o n g e r pressure) the sound signal during the alarm function.
5 (22)LSB/USB Button - To select the lower or upper side band on SSB ( S i n g l e i Side Band) recept ion. Stepping button, steps forward in the order: With reception frequency < 10 MHz = LSB Æ USB Æ Normal Æ LSB, etc. With reception frequency ≥ 10 MHz = U SB Æ LSB Æ Normal Æ USB, etc.
6 Aerials for all wavebands T e l e s c o p i c a e r i al (3) for FM an d S W r e c e p t i o n . • W hen the aerial base is c o mp l e t e l y pulled ou t, the te l e scopic aer ial can be tilted and rotated into differ ent posi- tions. • For SW reception, fully extend the aerial and place it ver - tically.
7 Power Supply AC (Mains) Operation • Only use the supplied AC (mains) unit NR 90-1 for the set. • Adjust the local mains voltage on the AC ( mains) unit. 220... 240 V 110 ... 127V • Connect t h e mains u nit to t h e D C I N 9 V s o c k e t (30) ( 3 0 ) .
8 Attention • Remove exhausted bat teries immediat ely from the unit! • If the unit is not to be u sed for l onger periods, remove batteries even if they are new! - No responsibility can be accepted for damage due to leaking batteries.
9 User Guide Via the M e nu With the unit switched on , call up the menu by pressing the M O D E button (press a lo n g e r t im e ) . Use the buttons T UNE △ and TUNE ▽ to select one after the o .
10 General Operation For conven ient oper ation, your Ya cht Boy can b e brought into a tilted position by the swing-out stand provided at its r e ar . • The type plate is t o be found bel ow-this stand. • T o s wi t c h th e un it o n o r of f, press the ON/ OFF button (locking switch (11) in "UNLOCK" position).
11 Hints and Error Messages in the Dis play (4) Hints (marked by ＊ ) Error Messages (marked by ＊＊ ) ＊ RDS Entry of abbr eviation s disable d. ＊＊ TIMER No automatic f unction poss ible without entry of alarm mode.
12 Display Illumination O n bat te ry o pe ra tio n, you ca n switch o n the ill umination f o r approx. 15 seco nds b y p r e s s i n g t h e L I G H T b u t t o n ( 1 ) . W h e n a c t u a t i n g buttons on the se t ("operations "), t h i s peri od will be prolon ged.
13 ROM Table of th e Yacht Boy 500 When re ceiving FM statio ns wh ich are nor mally s uppose d to service relatively small areas, you can expect an equally g oo d reception quality a ll over th e day. With some restrictions, this applies also for local LW and MW stations.
14 Calling Up ROM Table Memory Locations For calling up stations sto red in the RO M table, you must enter the code numbe r (station code) give n in the list below. This means that you must alwa ys enter a zero followed by the number and confirm the entry by pressing the M E MO RY button (6).
15 Step by Step into the Wo rld of Shortwave Reception 1. Insert batteries or connect the AC (mains) unit. 2. Extend the telescopic aerial (3). 3. Switch the unit on with the O N / O F F b u t t o n ( 1 1 ) . 4. Adjust the volume with the VOLU ME sl i d e r c o n t r o l (7 ) .
16 Tu nin g to St ati on s with the TUNE A/V buttons • Switch the unit on with the O N / O F F b u t t o n ( 1 1 ) . - The frequency tuned t o appears in the display, on F M i n MHz, on AM in k Hz . - A s ep ara te t un in g me mo r y is provided for each w aveba nd.
17 Tuning to Stations 2. Frequency Tuni ng in the AM bands • Sele ct one of the AM bands. - You will hear the station l a st tuned to in the respecti ve A M band. MW a n d L W • Tune to the desired stat ion by b r i e f pressures o n one of the buttons TU NE △ or T U N E ▽ (19 ).
18 Entering a Meter Band Entering a Meter Band on SW E n t e r e d numbers below 100 w i t h s u b s e q u e n t c o n f i r m a t i o n b y t h e AM button (f ~ will be r ecognized as wavelength in m.
19 S t o r i n g i n M e m o r y General What can You Store? You can programme up to 40 station memory locations in random order, a lso mixed from the 4 wave bands FM - M W -L W- SW. You can store in memory ea ch frequency you h ave tuned to. The assoc iated operatin g states ( mono/stere o, LSB/US B) are automatically stored with the frequency.
20 Checking the Desired Station Memory Position To avoid accidentally erasing an already stored stat ion be, y o u can call up the memory location you wish to use and ch ec k it b e f o r e you store it in mem ory.
21 Entering Abbreviations (e. g., station name) On e ac h st at io n me mo ry loc at io n (1 ... 40 ), a s tation name (up to 8 posi tions) which th en is indicated in the display can b e p ro g r a mm e d a lo n g wi t h th e fr e q u en c y . This is pos sible eith er when storing th e frequenc y or at a later date.
22 The MEMORY Button (Memory Sc a n ) This button allows yo u to call u p occupied memory l ocations one after the other: Brie f pressu re on the butt o n = memory locati on numbers up, lo ng e r pressure on the button = memor y location numbe rs down.
23 Going to Sleep to Radio T h e SLEE P button allows you to enter a "go-to-sleep time" (time the radio will still play) of up to 60 minut es. • Press the S L E E P b u t t o n . - The unit is switched on. • Rep eated pressures on the S LE E P b ut t o n i n cr e a s e t h e p lay in g time in 10-minutes steps (up to 60 minutes).
24 The Clock • The timeout (period during which you must complete e ach e n t r y ) o f a p p r o x . 60 seconds a p p l i e s a l s o f o r t h e c l o c k . • You can enter times whe ther the radio i s switched o n or o f f . • You can enter clock times and switching times in several different wa ys.
25 Automatic Functions Timer ½ • Repeatedly press the M O D E bu tt on t o se l ec t th e d es ir ed w a k e - u p (alarm) mode: = wake-up by radio program me. Y ou hear the selected station. = wake-up (al arm) by alarm signal. The radio stat io n i s muted and an alarm signal sounds instead.
26 • The alarm mod e or must be selected. • Enter the desired s wi t ch - on t im e. • As the alarm signal has a fixed duration of 5 minutes, it is no t necessary to enter the OFF time.
27 Automatic Functions • B r i e f l y press the S N O O Z E ( 2 ) button - The alarm sound signal will be interr upted for approx. 5 m i n ut es . - T h e symbol will be indicated. - This function can be repeated as often as desi red. • Press the S N O O Z E b u t t o n a l o n g t i m e .
28 Special Functions on FM The RDS-Q specia l functi on remai ns effe ctive for approx. 1 minute and then automatically switches to the indication of the programm e chain na me. It is also possible to switch the RDS-Q indication to the progr a m m e c h a i n name indication by pressing t h e LSB/USB b u t t o n o n c e a g a i n .
29 Special Functions on AM SSB (Single Side Ba nd) Reception on SW ... is a n a d d i t i o n a l f u n c ti o n t o " n o r m a l " r a d i o r e ce p t i o n . • Switch the radio o n and sele ct a S W amateur band (SSB stations are mainly bro a dcasted on these bands).
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