You can use any of five methods to find radio stations on the selected band: tune, seek, scan, the preset buttons, and auto select.
TUNE - Use the TUNE knob to tune the radio to a desired frequency.
Turn the knob to the right to tune to a higher frequency, and turn it to the left to tune to a lower frequency.
SEEK/SKIP - The seek function searches up and down from the current frequency to find a station with a strong signal. To activate it, press the or side of the SEEK bar, then release it.
SCAN - The scan function samples all stations with strong signals on the selected band. To activate it, press the right side of the A. SEL/SCAN bar, then release it. You will see SCAN in the display. The system will scan for a station with a strong signal.
When it finds one, it will stop and play that station for about 10 seconds.
If you do nothing, the system will then scan for the next strong station and play it for 10 seconds. When it plays a station you want to listen to, press the SCAN side of the bar again.
Preset - Each preset button can store one frequency on AM and two frequencies on FM.
1. Select the desired band, AM or FM. You can store one frequency on FM1, and one frequency on FM 2 with each preset button.
2. Use the tune, seek, or scan function to tune the radio to a desired station.
3. Pick a preset button (1 - 6), and hold it until you hear a beep.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to store a total of six stations on AM and twelve stations on FM.
AUTO SELECT - If you are traveling and can no longer receive your preset stations, you can use the auto select feature to find stations in the local area.
Press the left side of the A. SEL/SCAN bar. You will see A. SEL flashing in the display, and the system goes into scan mode for several seconds. It stores the frequencies of six AM, and twelve FM stations in the preset buttons.
You will see a вЂвЂ0вЂ™вЂ™ displayed after pressing a preset button if auto select cannot find a strong station for every preset button.
If you do not like the stations auto select has stored, you can store other frequencies on the preset buttons as previously described.
To turn off auto select, press the A. SEL side of the bar. This restores the presets you originally set.
For information on AM/FM radio frequencies and reception.