Displaying RDS data
This unit can be turned into the following four modes to
display RDS data.
PS (Program Service name) mode:
Displays the name of the RDS station
now being received instead of the
PTY (Program Type) mode:
Displays the type of the program on the RDS station now
being received. There are 15 program types to classify RDS
stations as follows.
RT (Radio Text) mode:
Displays information about the program (such as title of the
song, name of the singer, etc.) on the RDS station now being
CT (Clock Time) mode:
Displays current time. This signal comes from the RDS station
now being received. Time of the built-in clock can be
automatically corrected on the basis of this signal.
RDS (Radio Data System) is a data transmission system
gradually being introduced 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), etc.
RDS function is carried out among the network stations.
* This unit utilizes PS, PTY, RT and CT to receive RDS
Short accounts of facts, events and publicly
expressed views, reportage and actuality.
Topical program expanding or enlarging
upon the news, generally in different
presentation style or concept, including
documentary debate, or analysis
Program whose purpose is to impart advice
in the widest sense, including
meteorological reports and forecasts,
consumer affairs, medical help, etc.
Program concerned with any aspect of
Program intended primarily to educate, of
which the formal element is fundamental.
All radio plays and serials.
Programs concerned with any aspect of
national or regional culture, including
religious affairs, philosophy, social science,
language, theatre, etc.
Programs about the natural sciences and
Used for mainly speech-based programs
usually of light-entertainment nature, not
covered by above categories. Examples
are: quizzes, panel games, personality
interviews, comedy and satire.
Commercial music, which would generally
be considered to be of current popular
appeal, often featuring in current or recent
record sales charts.
Contemporary modern music, usually
written and performed by young musicians.
(Middle of the Road Music). Common term
to describe music considered to be “easy-
listening”, as opposed to Pop, Rock or
Classical. Music in this category is often but
not always, vocal, and usually of short
duration (<5 min.)
Classical Musical for general, rather than
specialist appreciation. Examples of music
in this category are instrumental music, and
vocal or choral works.
Performances of major orchestral works,
symphonies, chamber music etc., and
including Grand Opera.
Musical styles not fitting into any of the
above categories. Particularly used for
specialist music, of which Jazz, Rhythm &
Blues, Folk, Country, and Reggae are
RECEIVING RDS STATIONS
U.K. and Europe models only