Receiving rds stations, Description of rds data, Changing the rds mode – Yamaha RX-V800RDS User Manual
Page 37: Ps (program service name) mode, Pty (program type) mode, Rt (radio text) mode, Ct (clock time) mode, Eon (enhanced other networks)
RECEIVING RDS STATIONS
RDS (Radio Data System) is a data transmission system
by FM stations in many countries. Stations using this
system transmit an inaudible stream of data in addition to
the normal radio signal.
RDS data contains various information such as PI
(Program Identification), PS (Program Service name),
PTY (Program Type), RT (Radio Text), CT (Clock Time),
EON (Enhanced Other Networks), etc. The RDS function
is carried out among the network stations.
Description of RDS Data
This unit can receive PI, PS, PTY, RT, CT, and EON data
when receiving RDS broadcasting stations.
■ PS (Program Service name)
The name of the RDS station being received is displayed.
■ PTY (Program Type) mode:
The program type on the RDS station being received is
displayed. There are 15 program types to classify RDS
stations. You can make this unit search for a station which
is broadcasting a program of the desired type. See
page 36 for details.
■ RT (Radio Text) mode:
Information about the program (such as the title of the
song, name of the singer, etc.) on the RDS station being
received is displayed by a maximum of 64 alphanumeric
characters, including the umlaut symbol. If other
characters are used for RT data, they are displayed with
■ CT (Clock Time) mode:
The current time is displayed and updated every minute.
If the data are accidentally cut off, “CT WAIT” may
■ EON (Enhanced Other Networks):
See page 37.
Changing the RDS Mode
The four modes are available in this unit for displaying
RDS data. When an RDS station is being received, PS,
PTY, RT and/or CT mode indicators that correspond to
the RDS data services offered by the station light up on
the front panel display. Press RDS MODE/FREQ
repeatedly to change the display mode among the RDS
data offered by the transmitting station in the order shown
below. Illumination of the red indicator next to the RDS
mode indicator shows that the corresponding RDS mode
is now selected.
• When an RDS station is being received, do not press RDS
MODE/FREQ until one or more RDS mode indicators light up
on the front panel display. If you press the button before the
indicators light up on the front panel display, the mode cannot
be changed. This is because the unit has not yet received all of
the RDS data on the station.
• RDS data not offered by the station cannot be selected.
• The RDS data service cannot be utilized by this unit if the
received signal is not strong enough. In particular, the RT mode
requires a large amount of data to be received, so it is possible
that the RT mode may not be displayed even if other RDS
modes (PS, PTY, etc.) are displayed.
• RDS data cannot sometimes be received under poor reception
conditions. If so, press TUNING MODE so that the “AUTO”
indicator goes off from the front panel display. Although the
reception mode is changed to monaural by this operation, when
you change the display to RDS mode, RDS data may be
• If the signal strength is weakened by external interference
during the reception of an RDS station, the RDS data service
may be cut off suddenly and “...WAIT” will appear on the front