Grundig World Receiver G2000A User Manual

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Leather cover

Your G2000A comes with a leather cover, which is use both to protect the set and to use the radio in an inclines position.

Rotate the leather cover as shown in the illustration. You can now use the set in an inclined position.


The unit meets the CEE regulations concerning interference radiation.

This product fulfills European directives 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC.

This set complies with the safety regulations according to VDE 0860/BS 415 and thus with the international safety regulations according to IEC 65.

The model number is located on the back of the set.

Controls _


DC 4.5 socket

- connection socket for a mains



-socketfor connecting stereo




-formono/stereo selection


-foradjusting the volume


-bandselector switch


-forilluminating the display

H / M

-fortuning to a radio station


for setting hours/minutes


-forswitching the radio on and off


-forblocking all button functions


-forselecting theshort-waveband


-forsetting the alarm to radio or buzzer


-forswitching on the sleep function


-insidethe batteries compartment:


SW FREQ. selector


AM STEP selector


-forerasing the memory


-forentering frequencies


-fordirect numeric entries (1 .. .0)


for selecting and storing preset


stations (1 .. .5)


-tochange the display mode


-forswitching the alarm on and off


-forprogramming stations into the




for setting the time (HOME / DUAL /





The display provides information about the functioning of your world receiver:

While the radio is switched off, the current time will be indicated. The first time it is used, or if the memory is erased, ‘0:00’will appear on the display.

When the radio is switched on, the frequency in kHz orMHz and the wave band FM, MW, SW1 or SW2 will be indicated.

When the alarm is switched on, the alarm mode (Alarm andradio orbuzzer) will be indicated.

this indicator lights up when a certain station is correctly turn to.

indicates stereo reception for FM.

SLEEP indicates that the sleep time function is active.

LOCK indicates that all buttons are locked.

indicates that batteries should be replace.

MEMO lights up when you are storing stations.

Switch the display mode

You can change the information that appears on the display of the G-2000Awith the MODE button. When the radio is off:

-Thedisplay shows the current time mode (HOME or DUAL ).

If you wish to check the other settings, press MODE briefly.

-Thedisplay changes each time you press the button.-Thedisplay will return to the current time automatically after five seconds (or press MODE briefly).

When the radio is on:

- The display shows the frequency.

If you wish to check the other settings, press MODE


-The display changes each time you press the button.

-The display will return to the frequency indication automatically after five seconds (or press MODE briefly).



Open the battery compartment and insert 3 alkaline batteries of the type R6, UM 3 or AA.

Remove the batteries when they are exhausted or if they are not going to be used for a long period of time.

Note: If the DC 4.5 V socket is in use, the battery supply will switch off automatically.

Note on Environmental Protection

Do not throw exhausted batteries in the household refuse. Hand over the old batteries to you deader or public collecting when buying new ones.

Warning for weak batteries:

When the batteries run low, the sound volume declines

gradually. The indication appears on the display. Continued operations with low batteries cause the radio to turn off automatically, other malfunctioning and losing programmed time settings and preset radio stations. In this case, remove the batteries and press a paper clip through theRESET hole.

Readjust the time settings and the present radio stations. To prevent that the radio is switched on accidentally, use the LOCK-switchwhen packing the radio or putting it away.

AC Main Adapter (not included)

You can connect the set to the mains using a mains adapter.

Only use a mains adapter, which supplies 4.5V DC with the negative pole at the center pin of the plug.

Before connecting the mains adapter

Check that the mains voltage indicated on the type plate of the adapter matches your local mains voltage.

If the mains adapter equipped with a voltage selector, set this to the local voltage.

Connect the mains adapter to the DC 4.5V socket of the set and to the wall socket.

Power failure

If the power supply is interrupted, the programmed time settings and preset radio stations will be kept in the memory for 10 min. or more.

If the AC power is disconnected from the 4.5 DC socket, the batteries (if present) will take over the supply.





Time zones



Short Wave (SW)







The earth rotates around its axis in 24 hours and around the sun In one year.

These movements are responsible for the time differences and the seasons on earth. Due to the direction of rotation of the earth it is always earlier in the day to the west of where you are and later in the day to the east of where you are.

The earth is divided into 24 time zones with a difference of one hour between adjacent zones. The system is based on one standard time zone, namely UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), previouslyGMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Generally speaking,short-wavestations announce their broadcasts inUTC.

To check which time zone you are now at, use the world map on the back of the set.

Your world receiver can receive a number of wavebands. Most of these are known and tuning for the required station will soon become a matter of routine, as the stations are always to be found at the same place on the dial and are thus tied to a fixed wavelength and frequency. With short wave this is unfortunately not always the case. Short wave transmitters have to change their wavelengths fairly often. In the short-waverange between 10 and100-metrewavelength (frequencies of30-3MHz resp.) nine bands between 10 and 50 metres are allocated toshort-wavebroadcasting, with another four bands between 60 and 120 metres for broadcasting in the earth’s tropical areas. The latter are roughly located between the latitudes of 30° north and 30° south, i.e. around the equator. Mostshort-wavebroadcasting bands, indicated in the shortwave table, are allocated for the whole world and can be used for international broadcasting. They are so far the only wavelengths which allow direct radio reception over long distances. So in addition to the broadcasting services, there are a large number of other users of short wave, for example radio amateurs, shipping and aviation, radio navigation etc.

SW Tuning mode (meter band/continuous).

Your G-2000Ahas abuilt-inSW frequency(SW FREQ.) tuning mode selection switch inside the battery compartment.

Select A, if you only want to get reception for the stations with the frequency within the meter-bands.

Select B, in case you wish to obtain the frequencies in between the gaps of the meter bands.


AM STEP selector (MW)

The minimum 'frequency distance' (span division) between adjacent radio stations (measured in kHz) is standardized all over the world.

However, North and South America use another standard than the rest of the world.

This means that the radio should use a tuning step according to the standard concerned in order to obtain accurate radio tuning.

The AM STEP switch (in the battery compartment) allows accurate tuning for both standards.

Position 10kHz for the Americas

-MW tuning step 10kHz;

Position 9 kHz for the rest of the world

-MW tuning step 9 kHz;


For FM reception extends the telescopic aerial fully. To improve the reception you can incline and rotate the aerial. If the FM signal received is too strong (in the direct vicinity of the transmitter) you can retract the aerial.

For the medium wave (MW), the set has a built-inaerial, so the telescopic aerial is not needed. You can direct the aerial by turning the set itself.

For short wave reception (SW) extend the telescopic aerial and position it vertically.

Radio reception

Ensure that the LOCK-switchis off.

Press POWER to switch the radio on.

-The frequency and the wave band will appear on the display.

Adjust the volume with theVOLUME control.

You can connect headphones to the earphone socket

-The loudspeaker will then be switched off.

Set the wave range with the FM MW SW1 SW2 switch

If you select SW with theFM MW SW1 SW2 switch,

press METER to select the required meter band of short wave (see the SW Tuning Table

on page 2).

- The chosen short-waveband and the frequency will appear on the display.

Tune to a radio station either manually, automatically, directly or with the PRESET buttons, see Next page.


- When '' appears on the display, you are receiving an FM stereo transmitter. If you are listening with headphones, you will hear the FM station in stereo.

A disturbing noise, due to a weak FM stereo signal, can be suppressed by setting MONO/STEREO to MONO.

- The '' indication goes out and you will hear the FM station in mono.

PressPOWER once again to switch the radio off. - The display will now indicate the current time.


Tuning to a station

There are three possibilities for tuning in to a station:

-Automatically - the stations are sought automatically.

-Manually - This is easy if the frequency of the station is already known (e.g. from your radio and television guide).

-Directly - The easiest way to obtain a station if its frequency is already known.

Automatic tuning

Keep [H] or[M] (TUNING UP or DOWN) pressed down until thefrequency on the display changes continuously. Tuning will stop automatically as soon as a station is found.

Repeat this until you have found the desired station.

Manual tuning

Keep [H] or[M] pressed down until you come close to the desired frequency.

Then briefly press the other button ([H] /[M]); tuning will stop.

Then press [H]] or[M] repeatedly until you reach the desired frequency.

Direct selection

When POWER is switched ON, press[FREQ.]. - The frequency disappears from the display.

You can now enter the station’s frequency with the

[1...0] keys.

Confirm the entry by pressing [FREQ.] once more.

- If you insert an invalid frequency, the display shows ‘Err

Repeat the steps above, making sure the frequency is correct.

Preset radio stations

You can program 20 stations into the memory, 5 on each waveband.


Press [POWER] button to switch on the radio.

Tune to a radio station automatically, manually or directly.

Press the [MEMO/TIME SET] button. The 'MEMO' sign starts flashing on the display.

Press the preset button (1...5) to store the selected station.

Press [MEMO/TIME SET] button again to complete

the storing procedure.

-The program indicator "MEMO" disappears from the

display, and the preset number that was stored is shown in the right corner of the display.

Repeat these steps for the other stations you wish to program.

Calling up preset stations

Select the wave range with [FM MW SW1 SW2] switch.

Press one of the [1...5] buttons.

-The frequency and the PRESET number will appear on the display:


HOME/DUAL time display Priority

Your G-2000Aallows you to set two different times: HOME and DUAL. Normally, the HOME time has priority. You can also set the DUAL time to be displayed constantly.

The [MODE] button toggles the display between HOME, DUAL and ALARM time indication. After 5 seconds, the display will return to the previous indication.

Press [MODE] once. The DUAL time appears and the DUAL indication starts flashing.

Press [MEMO/TIME SET] to display the dual time constantly.

- DUAL stops flashing.

To display the home time constantly again, press [MODE] twice and then[MEMO/TIME SET] while HOME is flashing.

Setting the current time (HOME or DUAL)

Press [MODE] to set the display in HOME or DUAL time mode.


- The time digits start flashing.

Use the [H] button to set the hours and the[M] button to set the minutes.

-A single press of the [H] or[M] button advances the setting by 1 hour or 1 minute respectively. If the button is held pressed, the setting advances rapidly.

-The minutes will not be carried over to the hours if, for example, the minutes indication changes from ‘59’to


Press [MEMO/TIME SET] to store the setting - If you do not press[MEMO/TIME SET], the display will return to the previous time setting after 5 seconds.


Alarm function

You can use your world receiver as an alarm clock. To use this function you first have to set the alarm time. You will be woken with a bleep, or by the radio.

Setting the alarm time

Press [MODE] repeatedly until ALARM starts flashing on the display.


- The time digits start flashing.

Use the [H] button to set the hours and the[M] button to set the minutes (in the same way as the clock time).

Press [MEMO/TIME SET] to store the setting

- If you do not press [MEMO/TIME] SET, the display will return to the previous time setting after 5 seconds.

Selecting the alarm mode

Use the [RADIO/BUZZ] switch to select the alarm mode.Switching the alarm on

Press [ALARM].

- ‘ALARM’and the symbol for the selected alarm mode will appear on the display:

Switching the alarm off

Press [ALARM].

- The alarm signs will disappear.

When the alarm sounds, you can also switch the alarm off by pressing the [POWER] button.


Sleep function

Your world receiver is equipped with a sleep function. It enables you to continue listening to the radio while you fall asleep. After 90, 80, 70 10 minutes the radio will be switched off automatically.

Switching the sleep function on

Press [POWER] to turn on the radio.

Press the [SLEEP] button. The display shows the ‘SLEEP’indication and the preset sleep time(‘60’).

Keep [H] or[M] pressed until the desired sleep time

(10… 90) is reached.

-The ‘SLEEP’indication and the sleep time you have selected will appear on the display.

-After 5 seconds, the display will

switch to indication of the frequency.

Switching the sleep function off

The sleep function can be switched off before the set time has elapsed:

Press[POWER] once briefly.

- The 'SLEEP' indication will disappear from the display. Press[POWER] once more to switch the radio off.


LOCK switch

By setting the [LOCK] switch to the ‘lock’position, a function is no longer interrupted when a button is accidentally touched.

The LOCK-positionis very useful:

-When carrying the radio with you, radio reception cannot be interrupted;

-When packing the radio or putting it away, it cannot be switched on accidentally.

Set the [LOCK] switch in the ‘lock’position. - The’LOCK’-symbolwill appear on

the display:

Now you can only adjust



Reset the [LOCK] switch in order to switch the lock function off again.


Technical specifications

Power supply

Batteries: By 3x 1.5 V batteries (lEC LR 6)


External supply: By a commercial 4.5 V DC


mains unit

Output power

250 mW




Telescopic aerial for FM and SW


Ferrite rod aerial for MW




For external voltage supply DC 4.5V:

Coaxial socket


Outer diameter 5.5 mm, inner diameter 2.1





Neutral conductor connected to chassis.


For earphone:


Socket for jack plug of 3.5 mm, 32 Ohm




FM: 87.5-108MHz



MW (10 kHz steps): 520-1710kHz


MW (9 kHz steps): 522-1620kHz


SW1: 2.30-7.40MHz


SW2: 9.40-26.10MHz



Tuning steps:

FM: 50 kHz



AM: 5 kHz


resp. MW: / 9 / 10kHz


(w x h x d):approx. 142 x 92 x 35 mm




approx. 330 g


ldent card


Instructions for use


stereo in-earphones


leather cover

Subject to technical alterations and alterations in styling E. and O.E.


Only a soft cloth which picks up dust should be used to clean the cabinet. Do not use aggressive polishes or cleaning agents.

Do not leave the set for any length of time in direct sunlight or other places where high temperatures can occur, such as in a car which is parked in the sun.

Rain, moisture (e.g. dripping and splashing) and excessive heat are bad for the radio and the batteries.


Please observe the local regulations regarding the disposal of packing materials,

exhausted batteries and old equipment.

All redundant packaging material has been omitted. We have done our utmost to make the packaging easily separable into three mono-


-cardboard (box),

-expandable polystyrene (buffer)

-polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet)

Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a specialized company.

Do not dispose of exhausted batteries with your household waste.


If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the set for repair

If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or service center.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this would invalidate the guarantee.


Possible cause


Power button does not work

[LOCK] switch is activated

Switch off the [LOCK] function

No sound

VOLUME is not adjusted

Adjust the VOLUME


Headphones are connected

Disconnect headphones


Batteries are exhausted

Insert fresh batteries


Batteries are incorrectly inserted

Insert the batteries correctly


Mains lead is not securely

Connect the mains lead properly







Poor sound quality

Batteries are nearly exhausted

Insert fresh batteries or use a mains adapter

Poor radio reception

Weak radio aerial signal

Aim the aerial for best reception:



FM: incline and rotate telescopic aerial



MW: rotate the entire set



SW: extend telescopic aerial vertically


Interference by the vicinity of

Keep the set away from electrical equipment


electrical equipment like TVs,



video recorders, computers,



thermostats, fluorescent lamps



(TL) engines, etc.


Alarm does not function

Alarm time is not adjusted

Adjust the alarm time


Headphones are connected

Disconnect the headphones




Set does not react to operation

Electrostatic discharge

Switch off the set, disconnect the mains plug,

of any button


reconnect after a few seconds.


[LOCK] switch is activated

Switch off the [LOCK] function

Malfunctioning and losing time

Continued operation with weak

1 Remove the batteries

settings and preset radio


2 Press a paper clip through the[RESET] hole.



3 Insert fresh batteries



4 Readjust the time settings and the preset






Advice: Set the[LOCK] switch to ON when



packing the set or putting it away.