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Box Contents

A. Majority Barton Radio
B. Power Adapter

Controls and Functions

Front View

  1. Info/Menu
  2. Power/Mode
  3. Scan
  4. Dimmer
  5. Alarm
  6. Volume -/+
  7. Speaker
  8. Display Screen
  9. Previous
  10. Snooze/Sleep
  11. Preset
  12. Select
  13. Next

Back View

  1. On/Off Switch
  2. DC Power Port
  3. Headphone Jack
  4. Aerial

Instructions Guide

Basic Operations

Please note all (Ref.) refer to the Controls and Functions in the above diagrams.

​Plug the connector into the back of the system labelled DC 5V (Ref.15).​ Ensure the antenna (Ref.17) is extended as far as possible so that you can rotate it which will enable you to get the best possible signal. Switch the button on the rear of the unit to “On” (Ref.14). Press and hold the ‘Power/Mode’ button to turn on the unit (Ref.2). The unit will automatically take you to either DAB radio mode or the previous mode​ you were using.

To change the mode (DAB/FM), press the ‘Power/Mode’ button (Ref.2).

The display screen will dim automatically after 10 seconds if left in​ standby or working mode.

DAB

When DAB Radio is activated for the first time it will ​automatically start scanning and storing all stations that have a good ​signal. In DAB/DAB+ mode, the radio will synchronize with the time and date​ of the station.

If the radio does not automatically scan, or you would like to rescan for available stations, press the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.3) and then release. Once the scan is complete, the first available DAB station will play.

To scroll through the stored stations, use the ‘Prev’ (Ref.9) and ‘Next’​ buttons (Ref.13) to browse through stations. Press ‘Select’ (Ref.12) to listen to a station.

FM Scan Setting

The first time you switch to FM mode, the FM frequency “87.5 MHz” will be displayed on the screen. Choose between scanning strong and weak signals (All) or only the strong stations (Only).

Press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1). Use the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to scroll to “FM Scan Setting” and press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12). Press the ‘Prev’ (Ref.9) or ‘Next’ (Ref.13) buttons to scroll between “All” or “Only”. Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm your choice.

Manual Tuning

To listen to a specific frequency, press and hold the ‘Next’ or ‘Prev’ button (Ref.13/Ref.9) to search forward or back quickly, or press individually to search slowly.
To scan for stations with good signal, press the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.3) for the radio to begin scanning up the frequency band. The next available station with a good signal will then begin to play.

To scan down the frequency band, press and hold the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.3) for a few seconds for the radio to scan down the frequency band for a good signal.
The radio will display station information when you press the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1), press multiple times to view all available information.

Station Information for DAB Radio

DAB/DAB+ Radio

When you are listening to a DAB/DAB+ radio station with a good signal, you can press the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1) repeatedly to show the different programme information.​

Bit Rate: Shows the data rate at which the signal is being transmitted.

Bit Error Rate (BER): Provides details of the signal error rate.

Channel and Frequency: Displays the station’s transmission channel number and frequency.

PTY (Programme Type): Shows the type and description of the program provided by the DAB station.

Time and Date: Displays the time and date information provided by the broadcaster.

Bit Rate: The data rate which the signal is being transmitted.

Dynamic Label Segment (DLS): Displays scrolling text information supplied by the broadcaster.

FM/DAB Radio Presets

How to store a preset station

To be able to quickly access your favourite stations, you can preset them. Up to 10 different preset stations can be set.

To store a station as a preset, first ensure the station is playing. Once listening to a station, press and hold the ‘Preset’ button (Ref.11) for 2-3 seconds until Preset Store settings open, and “Preset Store <1: (Empty)” displays. Release the ‘Preset’ button.

Press the ‘Prev’ (Ref.9) or ‘Next’ (Ref.13) buttons to change the number you want to store the station as.​ Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to save the preset. Once saved, the display will show “Preset (x) stored”.

How to Play a Preset Radio Station

To play your preset radio stations, press the ‘Preset’ (Ref.11) button to open Preset Recall settings. Hold down the button to open Preset Store settings.

Press the ‘Prev’ (Ref.9) or ‘Next’ (Ref.13) buttons to scroll through your preset stations from 1-10.​

Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to select your choice. The station will now begin to play.

Station Information for FM Radio

FM Radio

When you are listening to an FM radio station with a good signal, you can press the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1) repeatedly to show the different programme information.

Signal Strength: Displays a signal bar with the strength of the current station.

Time and Date: Displays the time and the date.

Frequency: Displays the station’s transmission frequency.

Audio Type: Displays the audio type of the station you are listening to. It will either be Stereo or Mono.

Radio Text: Displays scrolling text information supplied by the broadcaster.

Programme Type: Displays a description of the type of programme provided by the broadcaster.

Clock & Date Settings

Once the radio has been put into DAB/DAB+ mode, the time and date should be automatically set. If this does not occur or you wish to alter the time and date, follow the steps below:

Manually Setting the Date and Time

To enter the radio settings, press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1).

To make your selection, use the ‘Prev/Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to scroll through to “Time/Date” and press the ‘Select’ button to confirm your choice (Ref.12).

The hour will then flash on the display screen. You can now change the hour by pressing the ‘Prev’ (Ref.9) or ‘Next’ (Ref.13) buttons.

To confirm, press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12).

The minutes will flash on the display screen. Follow the same steps as above to change the minutes.

The time is now set and the next step will enable you to change the date. Follow the same steps as above to change the day, month and year.

Dual Alarm Settings

  1. Press the ‘Alarm’ button (Ref.5) once for Alarm 1 or twice for Alarm 2. Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm the alarm you wish to set.
  2. Once alarm 1 or 2 is selected, the screen will display the word “OFF”. To turn the alarm on, use the ‘Next’ (Ref.13) button. “ON” will then flash on the display. Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm.
  3. The hour digits for the alarm will then flash. To set the hour you want the alarm to sound, press the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to change the hour and press ‘Select’ (Ref.12) to confirm.
  4. Use the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to edit the minutes and press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm.
  5. Now select the alarm frequency by using the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons to scroll through the alarm options: ‘Once/Daily/Weekends/Weekdays’. Use the ‘Select’ button to confirm selection.
  6. Now set the alarm volume by pressing the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13). Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm.
  7. You can now choose the alarm sound. Press the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to select the alarm sound: Alarm, DAB or FM Radio and press ‘Enter’ (Ref.12) to confirm.

Cancel/Snooze Alarm

To Cancel Alarm 1 or Alarm 2

To cancel the alarm, press the ‘Alarm’ button (Ref.5) once for Alarm 1 or twice for Alarm 2. Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm the alarm you wish to cancel.

To turn the Alarm off, press the ‘Next’ button (Ref.13) so that the screen flashes “OFF” and press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm.

Snooze/Switch off Alarm when Sounding

When the alarm sounds, press the ‘Snooze/Sleep’ button (Ref.10) to snooze for 9 minutes. The radio will go on standby mode.

To turn the alarm off completely when sounding, press the ‘Power/Mode’ button (Ref.2).

Other Functions

Sleep Setting

This enables you to program the radio to switch off at a specific time, up to 120 minutes from activation.

Press the ‘Snooze/Sleep’ button (Ref.10).

Using the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13), choose the sleep timer length: OFF/5 mins/15mins/30mins/45mins/60mins/90mins or 120mins.

When your choice is displayed press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12). The system will automatically start the timer.

To turn the sleep timer off, follow the above instructions and select “OFF”.

Once the timer has been set, the minutes will countdown on the display screen. For example, if set to turn off in 5 minutes “S5” will flash, counting down to “S0”, then the radio will go into standby mode.

System Reset

To erase all settings and preset options, perform a factory reset. This would also be advisable if you are having any functionality issues with your radio.

To perform a factory reset, press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1). Use the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to select “Factory reset” and press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to confirm.

The display screen will then show “Factory reset?”. To confirm, use the ‘Next’ button (Ref.13) to choose “Yes”. Press the ‘Select’ button (Ref.12) to initiate the factory reset.

SW Version – Software Version Display

To view the software version, press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.1).

Use the ‘Prev’ or ‘Next’ buttons (Ref.9/Ref.13) to navigate to “SW Version” and press ‘Select’ (Ref.12) to confirm. The software version will be displayed.

Dimmer

Press the Dimmer button (Ref.4) repeatedly to switch between low, medium and high brightness options. The dimmer button can be used in either standby or working mode.

Warranty

Register your Majority product within 30 days of purchase to activate your extended 3 Year Warranty. Gain access to all the benefits and lifetime technical support (see our Extended Warranty details for more info).

Specifications

Model No.BAR-DAB
Dimensions12 x 12 x 19 cm
PowerDC 5V 𝌂 1A
Weight1.0 kg
SpeakersMono
Supported Filesn/a
Presets20
AUXn/a
Headphone Jack3.5 mm
DAB174 – 240 MHz
FM87.5 – 108 MHz
ScreenMono LCD
DimmableYes
Batteryn/a

Safety Info

IMPORTANT

Please read all instructions carefully before use.

WARNING

Risk of electric shock. Do not open.

  1. Read these instructions:
  2. Heed all warnings.
  3. Follow all instructions in the user manual.
  4. Do no clean the apparatus near or with water.
  5. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  7. Protect the power from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  8. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  9. Unplug this apparatus during light storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  10. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in a way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to the rain or moisture, does not operate normally or has been dropped.
  11. No naked flame sources, such as lit candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
  12. Dispose of used electrical products and batteries safely according to your local authority and regulations.

Addition Warnings

The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquid, such as vases, shall be places on the apparatus.

Main plug is used to disconnect device and it should remain readily operable during intended use. In order to disconnect the apparatus from the main power completely, the power plug should be disconnected from the main socket outlet completely.

Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.

Recycling Electrical Products

You should now recycle your waste electrical goods and in doing so help the environment. This symbol means an electrical product should not be disposed of with normal household waste. Please ensure it is taken to a suitable facility for disposal when finished with.

Troubleshooting

If you are having issues with your product or require further assistance, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page below.

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