Radio data system (RDS)Radio data system (RDS)  - UKW/MW/LW electronic tuning radio with tape player* - For pleasant driving - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

1- PWR (On-off) switch 2- TP (Traffic program) button 3- PTY (Program type)

1- PWR (On-off) switch
2- TP (Traffic program) button
3- PTY (Program type) button
4- U/M/L (UKW/MW/LW selection) button
5- TUNE/SEEK (Down-step/Downseek) button
6- TUNE/SEEK (Up-step/Up-seek) button
7- Memory select buttons
8- Frequency display window
9- RDS (Radio data system) indicator
10- REG (Regional program) indicator
11- TP (Traffic program identification) indicator
12- PTY (Program type) indicator
13- AF (Alternative frequencies) indicator

RDS uses PI (program identification) signal and AF (alternative frequency) list transmitted in addition to the normal UKW broadcasting programs, and picks up the UKW stations that are transmitting the same program from the EON (enhanced other network) and automatically tunes to the station with the strongest signal intensity.

Therefore, you can continue listening to one program in, for example, a long distance driving without retuning to other station transmitting the same program when you are leaving the service area of the currently receiving station.

The RDS radio also features the limited reception of the program types, the break-in reception of the traffic announcement and emergency broadcast, and the limited/unlimited reception of the regional programs.

AF (Alternative Frequencies) function

The AF function finds a station broadcasting the same program, and selects the station with the strongest signal of AF lists.

The AF function is tuned on (with the AF indicator (13) shown on the display) at all times unless you manually switch it off.

To turn the function off, at first, switch off the power from UKW mode, and while pressing the No.5 of the memory select buttons (7), press the PWR switch (1) until it beeps. The AF indicator (13) on the display will turn off.

To turn the function on, use the same procedure.

REG (Regional) function

REG function limits to receive the stations broadcasting regional programs.

Regional programming and regional networks are organized differently depending on the country or area (they may be changed according to the hour, state, or broadcast area), so if you don’t want to receive the regional programs automatically, you can set up REG ON not to receive regional programs.

To turn the function on, switch off the power from UKW mode, and while pressing the V side of the TUNE/SEEK button (5), press the PWR switch (1) until it beeps. The ”REG ON” will be shown on the display.

To turn the function off, use the same procedure.

PI (Program Identification) search function

When traveling long distance and the recalled preset station is weak, radio searches another frequency broadcasting the same programming with the same PI code in AF list.

If there are no frequencies broadcasting the same programming, the radio searches a frequency broadcasting the regional programming. The radio succeeds in searching the regional programming, then the display shows the REG indicator (10).

If the radio does not succeed in searching the regional programming, the radio returns to the recalled preset station.

PTY (Program type)

RDS broadcasts are classified according to program type (PTY) as follows. Use the TUNE/SEEK button (5 or 6) to select your desired PTY.

1. NEWS
2. AFFAIRS (Current affairs)
3. INFO (Information)
4. SPORT
5. EDUCATE (Education)
6. DRAMA
7. CULTURE
8. SCIENCE
9. VARIED
10. POP M (Pop music)
11. ROCK M (Rock music)
12. EASY M (Easy music)
13. LIGHT M (Light classics)
14. CLASSICS
15. OTHER M (Other music)
16. WEATHER (Weather information)
17. FINANCE
18. CHILDREN
19. SOCIAL
20. RELIGION
21. PHONE IN
22. TRAVEL
23. LEISURE
24. JAZZ
25. COUNTRY
26. NATION M (National music)
27. OLDIES
28. FOLK M (Folk music)
29. DOCUMENT

To search for a broadcast of desired program type:

To search for a broadcast of desired program type:

1. Press the PTY button (3).
2. Press the TUNE/SEEK button (5 or 6) for less than 1 second at a time to select your desired PTY.
3. 2 seconds after a desired PTY has been selected, the radio will begin to search for a broadcast of your selected PTY. During search, the selected PTY on the display blinks, and the radio will begin to search for a broadcast of your selected PTY.
4. When the radio picks up a station with your desired PTY, the display will show the name of the station.

NOTE

(1) If the TUNE/SEEK button (5 or 6) is pressed for more than 1 second, the radio will try to find out another broadcast of the same program type as currently selected.
(2) If no station is found with your desired PTY, the display will show “EMPTy” for around 5 seconds, and the radio will return to the previous station.

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