Question about Vector VEC438 AM/FM/Weather Radio

1 Answer

Not keeping time and date in memory

I have programmed this radio 20 times. As soon as I turn off the power for more than 2 seconds, the time and date memory is cleared. The S.A.M.E. codes stay in though. I have read the instructions and surely am pressing the memory button---also the battery is fully charged (or so i think).....what to do what to do???

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same memory issue and will likely return it because of it.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    stays on the same time and date . After I reprogram it stays on the same time and date indefinitely....


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have the same problem. I guess we're not supposed to turn it off? lol

The only solution i know of is just keeping it plugged in and turned on.

Plz help!!

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lock ion a radio station

Ten FM and five AM radio stations may be independently set. After programming the buttons,
pressing 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 will instantly change the frequency to the preset station.
1. Turn power on.
2. Set the radio to desired station (see Tune or Seek Function).
3. Press and hold one of the desired memory buttons (F). The station setting begins flashing in
the LCD display (G). Continue to hold the button down until the flashing stops. The memory
button is now set.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the other memory buttons.
Please see the attached images for the figure options.



Oct 19, 2014 | Dewalt DCO11 Radio

1 Answer

How to keep radio stations tuned in when radio turned of

If your radio has memory locations where it stores station frequencies then you can store those frequencies for easy recall. But if your radio does not have memory storage then it will usually tune in to the last station every time you turn the radio on.

Sep 14, 2013 | Personal Radios

1 Answer

I bought a dEWALT DC011 RADIO . The problem is that when you set the 5 radio programmes the memory will not hold these. I understand that it is a known fault for this radio. please advise?thanks peter

Your radio/charger is equipped with memory capacity in order to store the time and your selected memory channels. When the radio is in the OFF position, this memory capacity is powered by two (2) AA batteries.
Please check these and replace all both pieces if they would be weak.

Aug 16, 2011 | Dewalt DC011 AM/FM Radio

1 Answer

I have a Ford Focus C-Max Trend 2004 I cannot tune in the time and Date on Radio/CD 6000 don't have a instruction manual book for this can you please helop

The manuals can be found here,
Push the menu button to get to the time settings, go across to get to hours / mins. You can adjust these by turning the dial for both hours AND minute settings, otherwise when the power is turned off and on again it will reset the clock to the previous setting. After setting correct time continue to scroll to day/month/year and then press menu to set time and then go back to the main menu.

May 03, 2011 | Personal Radios

1 Answer

How to set time on milluakee job site site radio.

Go go this link and look in the second paragraph under "Using Your Radio"
The numbers at the end of the link are the model number. If yours is not that model, the fix may still work.

Apr 08, 2011 | Personal Radios

1 Answer

I just got grunding 800 radio,no reception either am,fm ,sw please help me.

This is valid for the Satellit 750 by Eton (current owner of Grundig)
When you use it the first time you go through a system code setting to fix the memory page configuration, the AM gap between stations, the type of batteries and FM frequency range.
If it is used in North Ameraica, you are told not to go through procedure but do it any way.
SYSTEM Code setting
Turn Radio off and press a quick short press on the ENTER Button. -- appears on the upper right corner of the display
1. The first code could be 00, 20,25 or 50, meaning the memory is divided into 10, 20, 25, or 50 pages.
2. The second code fixes the AM frequency gap between stations. Enter 09 for 9kHz or 10 for 10 kHz (in North America)
The 3rd code selects the type of batteries used 29 for D size batteries (1.5V each) or 28 for rechargeable batteries (1.2 V each)

The 4th code concerns the FM frequency range: 76 for a range 76-108 MHz (for Japan) or 87 for a range 87-108 MHz

Read your manual to see how the procedure is performed, or try this one valid for the Satellit 750. It might work. Go through all the procedure and press ENTER to confirm system code.

Aug 11, 2010 | Grundig Satellit 800 AM/FM/SW Radio

1 Answer

My S350 powers on when I press the power button, plays for 5-7 seconds and then powers off. What is wrong?

When you press the Power/Sleep button the radio turns on and displays a number 90, or some other numbers. This is the play time that the radio will stay on then turns itself off. It could be that yours is configured with a sleep timer set to 01 minute, 10 or 15. You need to set the timer for a longer period. Thus we turn it on by pressing the Power/Sleep button, read the timer length then press again. Keep making short presses: The timer will cycle through all preset sleep timer durations. Select the length you want.

Mar 19, 2010 | Grundig S350 AM/FM/SW Radio

2 Answers

Alarm function ats 909

To cancel the alarm press the "C" button. "C" equals cancel. You need to be in the set alarm mode for this to work.

Dec 21, 2007 | Sangean ATS 909 AM/FM/SW Radio

1 Answer

Time set and LAP

With the radio turned off and displaying the time, hold the MODE switch until the time display flashes (about 2 seconds). Release the MODE switch then quickly, use the TUN (up) to set hours, TUN (down) to set minutes.

Oct 06, 2007 | Koss PP257 AM/FM Radio

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vector VEC438 AM/FM/Weather Radio Logo

Related Topics:

460 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vector Personal Radios Experts


Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Are you a Vector Personal Radio Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides