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RX-397 FM Station presets, both in Auto or Manual, DIFFICULT to control.

I am having great difficulty with the FM station presets. 1-8, A-E = 40. Great. But in "Auto" mode it saves stations that barely have signal, half way up the dial it's max'ed out. I've followed the manual for "Manually" presetting each station that I actually want saved and it's just not working as advertised. Still goes off on auto mode once the "memory' button is depressed for either 3 seconds or the 'more than 5 seconds'. Honestly, I can't tell what this thing is doing when I try to preset the stations. NOT very user friendly on this front. Owners manual a little weak here.

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I took a deep breath and realized that I had to push memory twice. Once to engage and once to set.

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Programming FM tuner preset buttons


scan for the station when you have the station hold the number button you would like the station to be on in until it flashes when flashing leave and push memory or dont push memory and wait until it stops.

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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.

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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.

37

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
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I'm trying to find a manual for it. Actually I'm just trying to figure out how to preset a station on the tuner.(Not sure why this page comes up when i search for a manual for it since there is no logical...


Manual presetting
1.
Tune in the desired station with auto or manual tuning.
2. Press the (MEMORY/) ENTER button.
3. Select the desired preset number (1~30) and press the
(MEMORY/)ENTER button.
• "MEM" is flickering for several seconds.
When using the NUMERIC buttons on the remote control.
Examples) For “3” :
For “15” :
For “30” :
• The station has now been stored in the memory.
• When using the NUMERIC buttons, the station is stored
automatically without pressing the (MEMORY/)ENTER
button.
• A stored frequency is erased from the memory by
storing another frequency in its place.
• If "MEM" goes off, start again from the above step 2.
4. Repeat the above steps 1 to 3 to memorize other stations.

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


Hi,
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.

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Setting channels for am and fm on pioneer rx 570


Hi gbrokaw

Generally speaking, you select the station you wish to store, then depress and hold down the preset button you wish to store it to. After a few seconds, the screen will blink, and the will be station stored. On to the next one. Try this and see how you get on. If you have any problems, I am happy to help you help you sort it out. Cheers

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JVC RX 809V home reciever


Most times it goes like this:

find your station by manually searching the frequency. When found, press the memory button and in your display the word memory will flash. than press the number you want it stored under and hold it pressed untill the flashing stops.

Other option:
once station is selected, press the preset number and hold it untill you hear a beep or, if the number flashes on your display, it stops flashing.
often you have the possibility to store aprx 10 presets on 1 band, by seleting the band you get new presets for each band, geeting in total 40 preset possibilities.

Let me know if this solved your problem.

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Help with fm presets


I'm not sure on this particular model, but often if there are seperate buttons for the station presets you just tune to the required station and hold the preset button you want in until you hear a beep - then the station is memorized in that preset.

However in this case the preset up/down and enter/memory buttons are used - the manual is available here:

http://www.sherwoodusa.com/cc_manuals.html


and full instructions for setting presets both automatically and manually are on pages 35/36.

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