# Portable radio is changed from FM station alone

#### ursebastian7

##### New Member
I recently acquired an analog portable radio, of those cheap Chinese. However, when I put it to work I was surprised by its performance especially in the FM band. The sensitivity and selectivity are excellent, however, this radio presents a difficulty. By keeping a station tuned and being on the move, when that station loses its signal, it automatically switches to the neighboring station, staying on it, without returning to the frequency it was in. Therefore, you have to re-tune it every time this happens. I have disarmed the radio, and I have found that it is not at all  analog '' so to speak, since surprisingly, this radio is digital, it works with a DSP circuit, which is the KTO936MB9, which I could find little information on the internet, although I have found some images of your data sheet. My question is: Why does this radio have this problem? What is the possible solution you could offer me? Thank you!!

#### Pommie

##### Well-Known Member
Sounds like it's in an autoseek mode. I'd check the manaul to see if there's a manual tune mode.

Mike.

#### Nigel Goodwin

##### Super Moderator
To be fair, I've always found radios with crude mechanical tuning to be pretty useless, and they frequently drift off tune - far better to find a synthesised one that will stay where you put it

#### ursebastian7

##### New Member
To be fair, I've always found radios with crude mechanical tuning to be pretty useless, and they frequently drift off tune - far better to find a synthesised one that will stay where you put it
Thank you for your answers. I ask you a question, within my ignorance. I remember 20 years ago having a Walkman Casio AS200R that was totally analog and did exactly the same job as this radio. Won't some AFC be activated on the radio? If so, how could I deactivate it? Thanks again

#### Nigel Goodwin

##### Super Moderator
Thank you for your answers. I ask you a question, within my ignorance. I remember 20 years ago having a Walkman Casio AS200R that was totally analog and did exactly the same job as this radio. Won't some AFC be activated on the radio? If so, how could I deactivate it? Thanks again
There may be AFC, there may not?, not all radios have it (or had it) - and on radios that did, it wasn't usually switchable.

#### ursebastian7

##### New Member
There may be AFC, there may not?, not all radios have it (or had it) - and on radios that did, it wasn't usually switchable.