Radio Shack 12-801 User Manual

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Cat. No. 12-801

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

AM/FM Self-PoweredRadio

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack AM/FM Self-PoweredRadio lets you enjoy music, sports, and news almost anywhere

— even without conventional batteries!

The radio’s features include:

Two Band Tuning — receives both FM and AM stations.

Built-InPower Generator (Dynamo)— you can “crank up” the radio and listen to it under emergency conditions when no power is available.

Rechargeable Nickel-CadmiumBattery Pack (Included)— provides reliable, renewable, internal power for everyday use.

1¾" Diameter Speaker — provides clear audio in a compact radio.

Emergency Alarm — produces a loud,high-pitchedbeep you can use as an emergency signal.

Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) — provides drift-free FM reception with reduced sound distortion.

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RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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Display Light — lets you see the dial scale in low light situations.

Multiple Power Options — let you power your radio from internal replaceable batteries (not supplied), a supplied rechargeable battery pack, or thebuilt-inpower generator.

Telescoping Antenna — provides the best radio signal for FM. Abuilt-inAM antenna provides quality AM reception.

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el-cadmiumrechargeable batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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local, county, or state hazardous waste management authorities for in-

formation on recycling or disposal programs in your area or call 1-800-843-7422.Some options that might be available are: municipal curbside collection, dropoff boxes at retailers such as your local RadioShack store, recycling collection centers, andmail-backprograms.

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PREPARATION

CONNECTING POWER

You can power your radio from any of these sources.

internal AA batteries (not supplied)

internal Ni-Cdrechargeable battery pack (supplied)

built-inpower generator (dynamo)

Using AA Batteries

Your radio can use two AA batteries (not supplied) for power. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Caution:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type

Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable).

Follow these steps to install batteries.

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1.Remove the battery compartment cover by pushing in the cover’s two tabs (shown removed) then pulling the cover in the direction of the arrow marked on the cover.

2.Place the batteries in the compartment, as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked inside.

3. Replace the cover.

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4. Set DYNAMO/ BATTto BATT.

5.When the radio does not operate properly or the sound weakens, replace the AA batteries.

Warning: Dispose of batteries promptly and properly; do not bury or burn them.

Caution: If you do not plan to use the radio for a week or more, remove the AA batteries. That type of battery can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

Using the Rechargeable Battery Pack

Your radio has a built-inpower generator which can charge the internal rechargeable battery pack and let you play your radio without the AA batteries. When you rotate the crank for as little as 11/2 minutes, the generator recharges theNi-Cdbattery which powers

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the radio for about 30 minutes. Follow these steps to power your radio using the generator and the rechargeable battery pack.

1.Remove the battery compartment cover.

2.The supplied Ni-Cdbattery is installed but not connected. Insert the battery pack’s white plug into the socket. Replace the compartment cover.

Battery

Pack

Caution: The battery pack’s polarized plug fits into the socket only one way. If the plug does not fit properly, turn it over and try again. Do not force it.

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3.Set DYNAMO/BATTto DYNAMOor BATT.

Charging takes place using either position.

4. Set FM/AM/OFFto OFF.

5.Lift the crank and rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise.

Radio operation time depends on the number of turns and the time per turn. For example, approximately 2 turns per second for 90 seconds will

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provide about 30 minutes of radio operation at a medium volume level. You can recharge the battery pack even while the radio plays.

6. Return the crank to the folded position.

If turning the crank at about 2 turns per second for about 1 minute does not power the radio for at least 15 minutes, replace the Ni-Cdbattery pack. We recommend RadioShack Cat. No.23-290,available at your local RadioShack store.

1.Remove the battery compartment cover.

2.Unplug the rechargeable battery pack connector and lift the pack out of the compartment.

3.Insert a new battery pack’s plug into the socket then place the battery into the compartment.

Caution: The supplied battery pack plug has the red wire toward the top of the radio when inserted correctly. To ensure proper polarity, only use the supplied or recommended replacement battery pack.

4.Replace the compartment cover.

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OPERATION

PLAYING THE RADIO

1.Rotate DYNAMO/BATTto BATTif you have installed AA batteries. To power the radio using the Ni-Cd pack or the generator, rotate DYNAMO/ BATTto DYNAMO.

2.Set FM/AM/OFF to the desired band.

3.Rotate TUNING to select the desired station.

4.Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.

5.To turn off the radio, set FM/AM/OFF toOFF.

USING THE DISPLAY LIGHT

Hold down LIGHT to illuminate the dial inlow-lightconditions.

USING THE SIGNAL ALARM

Press EMERGENCY ALARM. The radio sounds a loud, repeating beep. PressEMERGENCY ALARM again to

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