Majority Girton - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Majority Girton:


Can the display be dimmed?

Yes, the display can be dimmed. To dim the display, press down the Tune/Enter/Dimmer dial repeatedly to switch through the low, medium and high brightness options.


Does the Girton have an external aerial socket?

No, the radio has a built-in antenna. The Girton is designed like this deliberately, to allow it to be more portable and easier to use.


If I turn the radio off, will it return to the station I was listening to when I turn it back on?

When you power up the Girton again after switching off, it will automatically tune to the same station (DAB or FM) that was last selected.


What batteries do I need?

The great thing about the Girton is that it can be either mains powered, or battery powered. To power the radio by battery enabling you to take it anywhere, simply insert 4 x C batteries.


How long will the batteries last?

The Girton will last 12 hours at full volume on DAB (digital radio) mode, so you can rest assured that you’ll get a decent full day’s work, if not more, out of the Girton.


How do I tune DAB radio stations?

If you are having trouble listening to stations, try performing a re-scan. To start an auto scan for available digital stations, press the ‘Scan’ button and then release. You can find guidance on tuning radio stations on the BBC website:


I can’t get a good signal. How can I fix this?

Despite the National Commercial Network being one of the largest digital radio networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 transmitters, there are still some gaps in coverage. It may be that you live in an area with weak DAB signal. To check the DAB signal in your area, you can use the BBC’s signal checker tool, or Get Digital Radio’s signal checker tool at the following link:


There’s good signal in my area, but I still get bad reception. What can I do?

There are many issues that can cause interference and bad DAB reception. A BBC guide on DAB signal troubleshooting is available here:

Here are some troubleshooting points if you are having issues with signal interference:

  1. Try switching your radio off and on again.
  2. Try performing a full scan.
  3. Try moving the aerial around to see if that improves the signal. If not, try moving your radio around to see if you can find a better position with a clearer signal – it’s harder for radio signals to penetrate through thick concrete walls. Try positioning your radio next to or close to a window.
  4. Check your cables for water damage. To find out how, visit the BBC’s guide to water damage here:
  5. Devices that can interfere with DAB radios include microwave ovens, LED lighting, laptops and laptop power supplies, LCD TVs, mobile phones, and power line networing. It may be possible for you to detect the device causing interference by switching things off, one at a time, until your interference problem is resolved.
  6. Weather can often affect DAB signal, particularly fine weather including high pressure. The best course of action in this situation is to wait for the weather to change – you should not attempt to re-tune during this time.
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