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Old 27-08-2006   #1
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Tuning in a n itrip

Help please. The kids have an itrip, and for the life of me i cannot get the car radio to tune into 87.9 FM - the default wavelenghth for the itrip. I've got a GP 1.4 8v Dynamic with the MP3 headunit - and there seems no way to manually tune and preset at 87.9. I can only search up and down the FM frequencies and even with the ipod/itrip on and held close against the roof aerial, the radio will not lock in to the ipod/itrip transmitting . This was the same problem as my Mk2 Punto HLX - but at least i could manually tune up and down and set a preset at 87.9 FM - and the unit would then pick up the itrip . The GP headunit doesn't seem to have a manual tune option AFAICS. I jsut want a preset at 87.9 !!!!

Any ideas?

And yes - i know itrips are currently illegal to use - but not for much longer hopefully
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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

I could be wrong but don't uk wavebands start at 88 and finish at 108?
Hence not being able to tune lower.

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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

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I could be wrong but don't uk wavebands start at 88 and finish at 108?
Hence not being able to tune lower.

deeyup

87.9 is definitely accessible. Try travelling in London with your radio tuned into 87.9 - pirate stations abound

Thanks for the response ..
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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

whats an itrip??????? and why ar ethey illegal?
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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

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whats an itrip??????? and why ar ethey illegal?

See here ; - http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itrip/

and here

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/blogs/ind...d=314&blogid=4

Transmitting on FM in the Uk currently requires a broadcast licence - but it looks likely that that will soon change in respect of short range FM transmitters such as the itrip. Itrips abound on Ebay - and there were several adverts in the tabloid Saturday papers recently for them from the likes of Currys Digital .( I think they were Belkin ones) . The small print however mentioned their illegality of use in the UK! Legal to buy - illegal to use - .....currently.

They're really are nifty for using ipods in the car .. - or even in the house. A downside is that it does drain the ipod's battery a tad.
HTH

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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

at the right of ur radioCD you see the four buttons (left-right, up-down). With the left-right u have an "autotuning" functionality. With the up-down u can manually get tuned to any frequency u want. At least that is how it's done in mine.
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Quote Originally Posted by subsonic79
at the right of ur radioCD you see the four buttons (left-right, up-down). With the left-right u have an "autotuning" functionality. With the up-down u can manually get tuned to any frequency u want. At least that is how it's done in mine.

I'm pretty sure i've tried that- there's few combos of button pushed i haven't tried - but i'll give it another go - cheers

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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

tried reading the manual?
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Quote Originally Posted by subsonic79
at the right of ur radioCD you see the four buttons (left-right, up-down). With the left-right u have an "autotuning" functionality. With the up-down u can manually get tuned to any frequency u want. At least that is how it's done in mine.

LEft right buttons just shuttle through the presets for the selected waveband - and up down is the autotuning faclility . No manual tuning seems to exist!

And yep Jug, - i did read the "MANUAL". If you can call a 2 sided piece of paper with a few pics and very few words a manual !! Nothing in it at all about manual tuning the radio at all. In fact - nothing much of any use at all.
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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

at my GP the functions are as i has described. Dont know why they change the functions from model to model. I guess u will have to mail blaupunkt for that to give u an answer
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Re: Tuning in a n itrip

i read today in the metro (london free paper) that iTrips will soon be legal (3-4 weeks aparently!)

however i recomemend getting a proper wire connection fitted, better quality and provides charging!
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