Entertainment Electronics 1st Gen Weird display on OEM radio

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  1. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    May 4, 2009
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    So I just noticed this on my stock radio today.....

    The first one shows the display while listening to a station that has been on that preset for a year or more.

    The second one is of a station on a different preset. This station/frequency is the only one without a display.....any ideas?
     

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  2. ZippyNH

    ZippyNH Well-Known Member

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    Push the RDS/Pty button...
    Maybe the station is transmitting a corrupt bit of info...
     
  3. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    The only thing it will display is the frequency and the ST for stereo like the second pic shows.. My area doesn't broadcast that info.
     
  4. rkw

    rkw Well-Known Member

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    RDS broadcast is by individual stations, not by region. RDS can be broadcast by any station that has an RDS transmitter, and it is the choice of each station whether or not to broadcast it.

    Zippy's post is a reasonable explanation. The station might be broadcasting blank RDS text. Did you try turning RDS off?
     
  5. ZippyNH

    ZippyNH Well-Known Member

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    The reason why I am suggesting this is I live on the " edge" of where i can pick up a few stations info...and sometimes some weird caracters pop up...and will stay there, or an old song title, and be stuck there till I change a station, or get to the top of the next hill, where I can get the info again....
    Will take 2 seconds to try...nothing to loose....
    If it doesn't work...you can reprogram the button...remember a few similar threads...reprogramming the button seemed to work also...
     
  6. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    May 4, 2009
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    Yep.......that was it. Strange that it was displaying just fine for a long time and then this.

    Thanks Zip
     

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