Majority Little Shelford - Frequently Asked Questions

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


My radio is stuck on English language, what can I do?

Press the 'Enter/Snooze' button to confirm the language and move forward with your radio set-up.


Can the Bluetooth function be turned off?

Yes, when Bluetooth mode is not selected, it will be turned off.


Can I connect this to Bluetooth headphones/speakers?

It can receive audio from a device via Bluetooth connection, for example from your phone or MP3 player, and play that audio out of its speaker. Unfortunately, you cannot send audio from the Little Shelford over Bluetooth to another device such as headphones or speakers.


What are the specifications of the power adapter/plug?

The power supply specifications are: DC 5V 1A (100-240V)


Does the radio function require an internet connection?

The Majority Little Shelford does not require an internet connection.


How do I know when I am in DAB mode?

Click the ‘Standby/Mode’ button to change the mode to DAB Mode. Please note, DAB mode is not indicated by displaying “DAB” on the screen, instead, the first available station will display with rolling text information.


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 networking. 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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