Girton

Box Contents

A. Majority Girton Radio
B. Power Adapter

Controls and Functions

Front View

  1. Display
  2. Tune/Dimmer/Enter
  3. Preset 1
  4. Preset 2
  5. Info/Menu
  6. Mode
  7. Power Standby
  8. Volume Dial
  9. Preset 4
  10. Preset 3
  11. Preset 5+
  12. Scan
  13. Alarm

Back View

  1. Batter Compartment
  2. Headphone Jack
  3. DC Power Input
  4. Aerial

Instructions Guide

Basic Operation

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

For mains power, insert the power supply connector into the power input socket labelled DC 5V (Ref.16) on the back of the system and plug the power supply into the mains. Alternatively, you can power the radio with 4 x 1.5C batteries in the battery compartment (Ref.14).

Ensure the antenna (Ref.17) is extended as far as possible so that you can rotate it, enabling you to get the best signal that you can.

Press the ‘Power/Standby’ button (Ref.7) to turn on the unit.

The system will show “Welcome to Digital Radio” on first use and should automatically go to DAB/DAB+ radio. To begin scanning for available stations, select the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.12).

Power/Standby Button

To place the system in standby mode, press the ‘Power/Standby’ button (Ref.7). To switch back on for use, press the button again.

DAB/DAB+ Radio

Press the ‘Mode’ button (Ref.6) to switch to DAB/DAB+ Radio.

Fully extend the antenna (Ref.17).

To start an auto scan for available digital stations, press the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.12) and then release. This would be advisable if you are having trouble listening to particular stations.

Once you have chosen to scan, the radio will display “Full Scan” as it starts scanning up the frequency band. Once the scan is complete, the first radio station with a good signal will begin to play.

To browse through the stations that have been found and stored, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll through stations. Once you have found your desired station, press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to confirm your choice. The station will begin to play.

The radio will display station information when you press the ‘Info’ button (Ref.5). Press it multiple times for different information.

When you power up the radio again after switching off, it will automatically tune to the same station (DAB or FM) that was last selected.

DAB/DAB+ Presets

How to store a preset station

To be able to quickly access your favourite DAB/DAB+ stations, you can preset the stations. Up to 10 different preset stations can be set for you to browse between.

To store a station as your preset, it is best to be listening to the station at the time. Once listening to the station you wish to preset, you can do the following:

Set to Preset 1-4

To set preset numbers 1 to 4, press and hold down the corresponding ‘Preset’ button number 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Ref.3, 4, 9, 10) on the front of the radio for 3 seconds.
The display will show “Preset (x) Stored” when stored successfully.

Set to Preset 5-10

To set preset numbers 5 to 10, press and hold down the 5+ ‘Preset’ button (Ref.11) on the front of the radio for 3 seconds.

The radio display will now show of list of Preset numbers available to save the preset to. Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll through the preset numbers and confirm the number you want to store the station as by pressing down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial. “Preset (x) Stored” will show on the display.

NOTE: If there is already an existing DAB station stored under a preset it will be over-written when you store the new station.

To switch off the radio, press and hold down the ‘Power/Standby’ button. To switch the radio back on, press (do not hold) the ‘Power/Standby’ button.

How to Recall and Play a Preset Station

Play Preset 1-4

To play your preset stations stored in preset numbers 1 to 4, press the corresponding ‘Preset’ button number 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Ref.3, 4, 9, 10) on the front of the radio. Do not hold down the button as this will store presets. The station will now begin to play.

Play Preset 5-10

To play your preset stations stored in preset numbers 5 to 10, press the 5+ ‘Preset’ button (Ref.11) on the front of the radio. Do not hold down the button as this will begin preset store.

The radio display will now show of list of stored preset numbers available to play. Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll through the preset numbers and confirm the number you want to store the station by pressing down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial. The station will now begin to play.

Station Information for DAB Radio

When you are listening to a DAB/DAB+ station with a good signal, you can press the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.5) repeatedly to browse through different programme information.​

Signal Strength: Displays a signal bar with the strength of the different programme information.

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 at which the signal is being transmitted.

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

FM Radio

Press the ‘Mode’ button (Ref.6) to switch to FM mode. The first time you do this, the FM frequency “87.5 MHz” will be displayed on the screen.

Fully extend the antenna (Ref.17).

To scan for available stations with good signal, press the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.9). The unit will then start scanning up the frequency band and play the first station it finds with a good signal.
To scan down the frequency band, press and hold the ‘Scan’ button (Ref.12) for a few seconds to find a station with good signal.

How to tune a specific frequency manually
To listen to a specific frequency, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to move slowly up and down the frequency band until you are tuned in to the required frequency.

Mono and Stereo

To change between Mono and Stereo, press the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial repeatedly to switch between functions (Ref.2).

Playing ‘Only’ or ‘All’ FM Stations

When on FM mode, you can decide if you would like to pick up all stations (even if they do not have a good signal) or just the stations with a good signal.
To do this, press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.5) to open system settings. Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll to ‘Scan settings’ and press down the dial to confirm.

Now choose between ‘Only’ for only stations with good signal or ‘All’ available FM stations with the ‘Tune/Snooze/Enter’ dial. Press down the dial to make your choice.

FM Radio Presets

How to Store a Preset Station

To be able to quickly access your favourite FM stations, you can preset the stations. Up to 10 different preset stations can be set for you to browse between.

To store a station as your preset, it is best to be listening to the station at the time. Once listening to the station you wish to preset, you can do the following:

Set to Preset 1-4

To set preset numbers 1 to 4, press and hold down the corresponding ‘Preset’ button number 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Ref.3, 4, 9, 10) on the front of the radio for 3 seconds.

The display will show “Preset (x) Stored” when stored successfully.

Set to Preset 5-10

To set preset numbers 5 to 10, press and hold down the 5+ ‘Preset’ button (Ref.11) on the front of the radio for 3 seconds.

The radio display will now show of list of Preset numbers available to save the preset to. Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll through the preset numbers and confirm the number you want to store the station as by pressing down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial. “Preset (x) Stored” will show on the display.

NOTE: If there is already an existing DAB station stored under a preset it will be over-written when you store the new station.

How to Recall and Play a Preset Station

Play Preset 1-4

To play your preset stations stored in preset numbers 1 to 4, press the corresponding ‘Preset’ button number 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Ref.3, 4, 9, 10) on the front of the radio. Do not hold down the button as this will store presets. The station will now begin to play.

Play Preset 5-10

To play your preset stations stored in preset numbers 5 to 10, press the 5+ ‘Preset’ button (Ref.11) on the front of the radio. Do not hold down the button as this will begin preset store.

The radio display will now show of list of stored preset numbers available to play. Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll through the preset numbers and confirm the number you want to store the station by pressing down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial. The station will now begin to play.

Station Information for FM Radio

When you are listening to an FM station with good signal, you can press the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.5) 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 and Sate Settings

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

Manually Setting the Time

Ensure the unit is turned on and out of standby.

To enter radio settings, press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.5).

Turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll to “Time/Date” and press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to open the time and date settings.

Once these settings are selected, the hour will now flash on the display screen. Alter the time hour by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) until the required hour is displayed. Press down the dial to confirm the hour.

The minutes will then flash on the display screen. Choose the minutes by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2). Press down the dial to confirm the minutes.

The time is now set and you will be able to alter the date in the next step.

Manually Setting the Date

The date can be changed straight after changing the time.

The year will flash on the display screen. To change the date year, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to the required unit. Press down the dial to confirm.

The month will flash on the display screen. To change the date month, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to the required unit. Press the dial to confirm.

The day will flash on the display screen. To change the date day, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to the required unit. Press the dial to confirm.

The date is now set.

Dual Alarm Settings

  1. To open alarm settings, press the ‘Alarm/Sleep’ button (Ref.13) once for Alarm 1, and use the ‘Tuner/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to scroll to Alarm 2. Select Alarm 1 or 2 by pressing the dial.
  2. Once alarm 1 or 2 is selected, OFF will display on the screen. To turn the alarm on, turn the ‘Tuner/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) so the screen displays “ON” and press down the dial (Ref.2) to confirm.
  3. The hour digits for the alarm will then flash. To set the hour you want the alarm to sound, turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to browse to the hour. Press down the dial to confirm.
  4. The minutes of the alarm is now able to be set. Choose the minutes by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2). Press down the dial to confirm.
  5. Now choose when you would alarm to sound. Using the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial, scroll through the alarm options: ‘Once/Daily/Weekends/Weekdays’. Press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial to confirm the selection.
  6. Once the alarm time is set, you can change the alarm volume by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2). Press down the dial to confirm alarm volume.
  7. You can now choose the alarm tone sound by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2). The choices are “Alarm”, “DAB” or “FM Radio”. Press the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to confirm your choice.

NOTE: You can use the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.6) to go back to the previous step when programming the alarm.

To Cancel Alarm 1 or Alarm 2

To cancel the alarm, press the ‘Alarm/Sleep’ button (Ref.13) and use the ‘Tuner/Enter’ dial to scroll between Alarm 1 and 2. Select the alarm you wish to cancel by pressing down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial.

Once alarm 1 or alarm 2 are selected, you can use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to switch the alarm from ON to OFF. Press down the dial when “OFF” is flashing to cancel the alarm.

Snooze/Switch Off the Alarm when Sounding

To turn the Alarm off when it is sounding, press the ‘Power/Standby’ button (Ref.7) or the ‘Alarm/Sleep’ button (Ref.13).

When the alarm is sounding, you can press any button except the ‘Power/Standby’ or ‘Alarm/Sleep’ button to snooze the alarm for another 9 minutes and the radio will go to Standby mode.

If you do not turn the alarm off or put it into snooze mode, the alarm will sound for 10 minutes before it turns off automatically.

Other Functions

Sleep Setting

This enables you to programme the radio to switch off at a selection of set times up to 120 minutes from activation.

Press and hold the ‘Alarm/Sleep’ button (Ref.13) and “Set Sleep” will appear on the display.

Use the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to browse between the options of: OFF, 120 mins, 90 mins, 60 mins, 45 mins, 30 mins, 15 mins or 5 mins.

When your choice is displayed, press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to confirm sleep timer length.

Once the timer has been set, the minutes will count down on the display screen. For example, if set to turn off in 8 minutes “S8” will flash, counting down to “S0”. The radio will then go into standby mode.

To turn the sleep timer off, follow the above instructions and choose “OFF” from the choices.

Dimmer

Press down the Tune/Enter/Dimmer dial (Ref.2) repeatedly to switch through low, medium and high brightness options. The dimmer button can be used in standby mode or when in use. The dimmer will not work if in Menu mode.

System Reset

A system reset will reset your radio as well as erase all setting and preset options. This would 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.5) for 1 second.
Turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to browse to the “Factory Reset” option and press down the dial (Ref.2) to confirm.

The screen will now display “Factory Reset?”. Select “Yes” or “No” by turning the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2). Press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to select “YES” for a factory reset.

SW Version – Software Version Display

Press and hold the ‘Info/Menu’ button (Ref.5) for 1 second to view software version.

Turn the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to browse to “System Version”. Press down the ‘Tune/Enter’ dial (Ref.2) to confirm option. The system software version will be displayed.

Portability

This radio can be made portable by powering with 4 x 1.5C batteries (not included).

To open the battery compartment (Ref.14), put your fingers on the upper part where it says “OPEN”, press down and pull the door out of the lock. Insert the 4 x 1.5C batteries. Make sure they are inserted the right way round, paying attention to the +/- polarities.

Always remove the batteries if the unit is not going to be used for an extended period of time.

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.GIR-DAB-OAK
Dimensions26 x 9 x 14 cm
PowerDC 5V 𝌂 1A
Weight1.25 kg
SpeakersStereo
Supported Filesn/a
Presetsn/a
AUXn/a
Headphone Jack3.5 mm
DAB174 – 240 MHz
FM87.5 – 108 MHz
ScreenMono LCD
DimmableYes
Battery4 x 1.5C

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

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