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Cannot get radio to work

With help of manual, I still cannot get to tune any radio station.
machine not responding to steps such as tune + or - etc

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Re: cannot get radio to work

Are you sure you followed the whole setting-up procedure correctly and that you are feeding it with a good enough signal!

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Can only receive forgein channels

See the swection on "Listening to the radio" on page 24 of the manual...

You can switch the AM band tuning steps between 9 kHz and 10 kHz.

The initial setting is 9 kHz. Please set the AM tuning step frequency to match the AM band tuning step frequency in your area.

USA and Canadian models 10 kHz

Other models 9 kHz

Press MEMORY while holding down TUNER.
Note: All the preset stations are erased when you switch the AM band tuning steps.

Oct 07, 2011 | Onkyo TX-SR500 Receiver

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DEH-P7900 BT US model. Isthere any way I could change the tuner frequency to european one. Thanks.

The DEH-P7900BT is almost identical to the DEH-P85BT sold in Europe.

This is a US model and will tune most AM/FM stations in the UK/Europe. The FM broadcast band is 87.8 to 108.0 MHz. so it will not pick up any FM stations outside this range. Also, the tuning is in odd increments (such as 96.1, 96.3, 96.5, etc.) so some stations with even frequencies will be slightly distorted, depending on the power of the signal the station generates.

I found this bit of info for you but ill keep looking and let you know what i find out.
Also have you tried it in europe to see if it does work or not let me know ok

Mar 30, 2008 | Audio & Video Receivers

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How do I change the radio station on my pioneer vsx-d903s

Welcome to FixYa.

You need to use the remote control to access the radio station frequencies.
Follow the instructions below:

Thank you for using Fixya. Have a great day!

Jul 23, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I have and older unit a pioneer VSX 3800, how do you program the radio channels, is there a manuel for these unit i can get sent to myself


You have a digital display pioneer receiver and you would like to know how to store radio stations.
  • first tune your radio to your selected radio station
  • next see if the receiver has a button marked memory, and it should have buttons marked 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc
  • After you have tuned in to your selected radio station, if it has a button marked memory,
  • Press the memory button, then press and hold 1 for a few seconds and that should store your selected radio station to preset 1
  • Next, tune in to another radio station and store it by pressing memory then 2 and that should store it in location 2.

  • If your Receiver doesn't have a button labelled memory, and simply has the store 1-6 etc buttons then ,
  • Tune in to your radio station , then press and hold 1 for a few seconds, it will probably flash a few times until its stored in that location 1

  • Next, tune in to another radio station, then press and hold 2 and that should store it in location 2.
  • repeat.

I hope this helps you.
If so please leave a vote or comment.

Have a great day

Jul 18, 2011 | Pioneer Audio & Video Receivers

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I just bought the RCA CD/DVD home theater system RTD206. I cant figure out how to change the radio channels. Also cant figure out how to change the cd disk tracks. Does this system have a remote. Or do...

The system does have a remote (at least it should come with one if purchased new), and you need it to control pretty much everything. Here's what the manual says about the radio tuner (you can find the whole manual here) :

Manual Tuning
1. Connect the FM aerial and the AM loop antenna at the back of the unit. Rotate the AM loop for
better reception.
2. Press TUNER to enter TUNER mode and toggle between FM and AM.
3. When the FM station broadcasts Stereo sound, ST is displayed.
4. Tune a station by pressing repeatedly the TUNER+/- buttons until the desired station is found.
Alternatively, you can press and hold the same buttons down for about one second to activate
the automatic search function. In this mode the player will automatically tune frequencies until
it finds a station.
5. Repeat step 4 to tune to another radio station.

Storing radio stations
The player can store up to 30 radio stations in its memory. You can enter every single radio station
yourself or the player can store all available radio stations automatically in ascending order.
Automatic preset programming
1. Press TUNER to enter the Tuner mode.
2. Press and hold TUNER down for 3 seconds to start automatic preset programming.
Note: A weak signal can affect the "Automatic preset programming" function's efficiency. Adjust the aerial for better
reception and a more efficient search.
3. Radio frequencies will be browsed and radio stations stored automaitcally. When all the available
radio stations are stored or all 30 memory locations are full, the auto preset programming
function will stop.

Manual preset
1. Tune to a radio station (see "Manual tuning" for details).
2. Press MEMORY once to enter flashing Preset Loaction number.
3. While the Preset Location number is still flashing, input your desired preset number (1-30) using
the numeric buttons or press the CH+/- buttons, then press MEMORY to store it.

Retrieving preset stations
1. Press TUNER to enter the Tuner mode.
2. Press CH+/- to search up or down for the preset stations or directly press the numeric buttons.

As you see, you really need that remote. The same is true for disc play. While there are front panel buttons for play/stop, disc skip, and drawer open/close, you don't have any other control without the remote. Without the remote control you'll find this system won't do too much, unfortunately. If you bought this new, check the packing material before you throw it away to make sure the remote's not still somewhere in the box. They often come tucked into slots on the foam inserts.

Also, when you hook the unit to a TV, it's just using the TV as a video display device. The TV has nothing to do with any of the system's other functions.

I hope you have luck locating the remote! Thanks for using Fixya.

Jun 29, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I want a MANUAL for TELEFUNKEN (radio machine 1958) Super Heterodyne D778 WK TROT. My father own this from my grandfather and it does not tune to radio stations. Please let me know if you can help us with...

Hi, I will do the best I can to help you. I remember these radios from my childhood. There may be some things you can do to help it tune to FM radio stations. On the back of the radio, there should be 2 screws referring to an "FM" antenna. If the radio is making a "hissing" sound through the speaker, but you are not picking up any stations, then connect a single wire about 1.5 meters in length to the screw labeled "FM antenna". The other screw, if it is labeled "ground" leave with no wire attached. Make sure that the wire you use does not touch both screws. The piece of wire should act as an FM antenna. If that is the only issue, then you should pick up radio stations.
That is a very well made, good quality radio, but it is over 50 years old.
Here is a link to Telefunken in Germany. They may be able to find a manual for you.
I would suggest having someone fill out the request in English.
I hope I have helped you. Let me know.
Best Regards,

located the Telefunken website.
Here is a link to it.

Jan 22, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Brookstone SLCDv2.0 The device clearly has a Memory capability since there is a "Set" button and the display shows "Memory" when the button is pressed at a particular FM station. ...

Hi, The receiver does have an in built memory to store upto 6 channels.Please follow the steps below to set up the radio memory:- Up to six favorite radio stations (3 AM and 3 FM) may be stored in memory. the following are steps to set radio memory: 1. Press tUnInG/bAnD to select the band. 2. turn tUnInG/bAnD to locate the desired station. 3. Press the M button. the "M" indicator flashes on the LCD Display. 4. Press 1, 2 or 3 to store the selected station. 5. Press the M button again to confirm. 6. repeat steps 1-5 to set other memory stations.
Incase you would require any information do refer the below web site where you could find picture representation of the same.
Thank you for your time and best wishes for your effort.

Jan 11, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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How do I preset the tuner for radio stations. I've never had a problem doing this with any other stereo. But what I think should work isn't!

Not very specific. Do you have the manual?

The following is from a VSX-03TXH manual. It ain't pretty but it may help.

I'm posting it in multiple parts due to space contraints.


Chapter 6:

Using the tuner

Listening to the radio

The following steps show you how to tune in to FM and

AM radio broadcasts using the automatic (search) and

manual (step) tuning functions. If you already know the

frequency of the station you want, see Tuning directly to a

station below. Once you are tuned to a station you can

memorize the frequency for recall later-see Saving

station presets below for more on how to do this.

1 Press the FM/AM button to select the tuner.

2 Use the FM/AM button to change the band (FM or

AM), if necessary.

Each press switches the band between FM and AM.

3 Tune to a station.

There are three ways to do this:

Automatic tuning

To search for stations in the currently selected band,

press and hold TUNE ?©/?? for about a second. The

receiver will start searching for the next station,

stopping when it has found one. Repeat to search for

other stations.

Manual tuning

To change the frequency one step at a time, press

TUNE ?©/??.

High speed tuning

Press and hold TUNE ?©/?? for high speed tuning.

Release the button at the frequency you want.

Improving FM stereo sound

If the TUNED or STEREO indicators don't light when

tuning to an FM station because the signal is weak, press

the MPX button to switch the receiver into mono

reception mode. This should improve the sound quality

and allow you to enjoy the broadcast.

Using Neural THX

This feature uses Neural Surround™, THX® technology to

achieve optimal surround sound from FM radio.

• While listening to FM radio, press AUTO/DIRECT for
Neural THX listening.

Dec 23, 2010 | Pioneer VSX-07TX Receiver

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How do I preset radio stations on my hi-fi system?

Owner's Manual is PN 3834RH0020U
On pg13
1. Press TUNER/BAND to select AM or FM
(Leftmost rectangular button on left of volume knob)
2. Select station by using TUNING +/-
3. Press PROGRAM/MEMO on the remote
A preset number will appear.
4. Press PRESET +/- (or PRESET ^/v on remote) to
select the preset number you want.
5. Press PROGRAM/MEMO again. The statio is stored.
6. Repeat above for more stations.

Believe you can store up to 30 stations.

Apr 28, 2009 | Denon DRA-375RD Receiver

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go to the aiwa website and they will give you step by step instructions

Apr 13, 2009 | Aiwa Audio & Video Receivers

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