When the radio is on a channel, it seems like it is always searching for a better signal, so i am always hearing cuts in the sound, say every 10 to 15 sec. My guess is that there is some kind of automatic search that i should turn off but i don't know how
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Re: Radio automatic search
When your radio is on a certain channel the only thing it does is try to pick up that certain channel. say you go threw a tunnel or around the side of a hill. or in a residential neiborhood. the radio has a lot of interference from other things trying to pick up the same signal. there is nothing you can turn off or anything. as long as your getting a good sound on a certain channel leave it there,, when it don't pick up so good your loosing your signal and need to find a station that is closer to were you are. good-luck ray
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Try a new unclutted radio with a on and off knob ,or a really old solid state transistor one from the 70s ,all these electronics nowdays do my head in ,i cannot even find the on/off button on a lot of modern vehicles ,nothing worse than taking a motor for a test drive and the radio or cd is on and trying to turn it off to hear the vehicle noises
1. Connect the FM antenna and the AM loopantenna at the back of the unit. Rotate the AM loop for better reception.
2. Press AM/FM.
3. Tune a station by pressing TUNER+/-repeatedly until the desired station is found.Alternatively, you can press and hold thesame buttons down for about one second toactivate the automatic search function. Inthis mode the unit will automatically tunefrequencies until it finds a station.
4. Repeat step 3 to tune to another radio station.
5. Press AM/FMto select between FM and AM.Storing Radio Stations
The unit can store up to 40 radio stations (30 preset stations for FM and 10 preset stations for AM) in its memory. You can enter every single radio station yourself or the unit can store all available radio stations automatically in ascending order
Automatic Preset Programming
1. Press AM/FM to enter the AM/FM mode.
2. Press and hold AM/FM for two seconds to start automatic preset programming.
3. Radio frequencies will be browsed and radiostations stored automatically. When all the available radio stations are stored or all 40(30 preset stations for FM and 10 preset stations for AM) memory locations are full,the auto preset programming function will stop.
1. Tune to a radio station (see "Manual tuning"for details).
2. Press MEMORY. While the Program Preset number is still flashing, input your desired preset number using the numeric buttons or press CH+/-, then press MEMORY to store it.
Retrieving Preset Stations
1. Press AM/FM to enter the Tuner mode.
2. Press CH +/- to search up or down for thepreset stations or directly press the numeric buttons.
cuts out ? well, all FM radios cut out for.: 1: weak station. 2: stereo can not be held in properly( can be bypassed on most RAD , pick mono) 3: AGC drop out, same as #1
on better radios (RTM) you can defeat these default features. set the FM to mono channel mode, and now you hear all stations. also kill the AGC mode. this allows you to hear the station. and static or both. like a Marconi radio of days of old. modern radios are programmed to blank weak stations. tis a fact. im a tech and tuned these features, for 50 years.
ok the fix, 1: move closer to station 2: get a better antenna (vast choices) 3: go to station and turn the gain knob up and get arrested by FCC.
When it cuts out does the radio's display still work? Can you change channels but just not HEAR anything? Did you buy it from a private party or a dealer? Acura dealers may cover this under a warranty. Otherwise, time to join an Acura forum and look for answers there.
i have the exact same problem. i bought a fm transmitter, so i need to tune to a unused fm station in my region wich i cant do because the audi concert tunes up automatic and skips the unused stations ... HELP !