RDS stands for Radio Data System and is a method of transmitting data in FM radio signals.
RDS works only in areas where RDS broadcasts are available.
In some cases, the text information appeared on the display is not identical to the content transmitted by the RDS station. Furthermore, unexpected characters may be displayed when the unit receives unsupported characters. However, this is not a malfunction.
If the signal from an RDS station is weak, the RDS data may be displayed continuously or not at all.
PS (Program Service): Tuning into a radio station distributing Program Service information displays the radio station name. Pressing DISPLAY displays the frequency for 3 seconds.
RT (Radio Text): Tuning into a radio station transmitting Radio Text information displays text on the display of the unit.
PTY (Program Type): Allows you to search for RDS stations by program type.
TP (Traffic Program): Allows you to search for radio stations transmitting traffic information.
1.Press RT/PTY/TP on the main unit once.
The Radio Text (RT) is displayed scrolling across the display. "No Text Data" is displayed when no text information is available.
1.Press RT/PTY/TP on the main unit twice.
The current program type appears on the display.
2.Press PRESET to select the type of program to search for.
The following RDS station types are displayed:
News (News reports)
Affairs (Current affairs)
Science (Science and technology)
Pop M (Pop music)
Rock M (Rock music)
Easy M (Middle of the road music)
Light M (Light classics)
Classics (Serious classics)
Other M (Other music)
Children (Children’s programmes)
Social (Social affairs)
Jazz (Jazz music)
Country (Country music)
Nation M (National music)
Oldies (Oldies music)
Folk M (Folk music)
3.Press ENTER to search the radio stations of the selected type.
4.When such a radio station is found, the indication on the display flashes. Then, press ENTER again.
If no stations are found, the message “Not Found” is displayed.
1.Press RT/PTY/TP on the main unit three times.
"[TP]" will be displayed if traffic information is transmitted by the radio station you are tuned in. "TP" only is displayed if no traffic information is available.
2.Press ENTER to search a radio station distributing traffic information.
3.When such a radio station is found, searching stops and playing traffic information starts.
"Not Found" is displayed if no radio station distributing traffic information is found.