Ritron " 6 " SERIES OUTPOST Technical information

JOBCOM ® JMX D-SERIES
OWNERS MANUAL
Includes table
frequency list of
77 UHF & 26 VHF
codes for easy field
programming
DISPLAY-SERIES HANDHELDS
COMPACT, ULTRA-SMALL
PROFESSIONAL TWO-WAY RADIOS
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1 to 10 Channel Capability
Easier, Enhanced Field Programming
1, 2, 3, or 4 Watt Models
Channel Scan
Easy-to-hear, High Audio Output
Built-in Quiet Call® Interference Eliminator
NOAA Weather Channel Feature (VHF only)
Emergency Weather Alert Feature (VHF only)
Extra Features for JMX-144D / 444D / 446D
2013 FCC Narrowband Compliant
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ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TO ORDER CALL 800-USA-1-USA
BPS-6N-MH ......Replacement High Capacity
Battery
AFS-150............VHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X
Single Ear Headset
RHD-6X
Behind-the-head Earset
AFS-450............UHF Molded Flex Antenna
BCJS-AD
Single-Well Drop-in Charger
BPS-6N-MH
Spare Battery
RHD-1X ............Single Ear Headset
RHD-4X ............Dual Ear Headset
RHD-6X ............Lightweight Behind-the-head
Earset w/ In-line PTT
RHD-8X ............Lightweight Earbud w/ mic and
In-line PTT
RSM-3X ............Remote Speaker Microphone
REP-2 ...............Low Profile Earphone
CCL-B ...............Cigarette Lighter Charger
RHD-8X
Single Earbud
RHD-4X
Dual Ear Headset
MHC-A ..............Cordura Holster w/ belt clip &
neck strap
BCJS-4AD
4-Well Drop-in Charger
BCJS-4AD ........4-Well Drop-in Charger: JMX
BCPS-4AD........4-Well Drop-in Charger: SST
BCJS-AD ..........Single-Well Drop-in Charger
(Overnight)
MHC-A
Cordura Holster
BCC-PS ............Drop-in High-rate Charger/
Conditioner
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RSM-3X
Remote Speaker Mic
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION.............................................................................. PAGE
DESCRIPTION ..............................................................................PAGE
ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories .............................................................................ii
TABLE 1: Programmable Frequency Codes ....................................... 12
TABLE 2: Programmable QC Tone Codes ......................................... 13
TABLE 3: Programmable DQC Codes ................................................ 13
How to Delete a Channel .................................................................... 13
How to Field Program Radio Options .................................................. 13
TABLE 4: Radio Option Codes............................................................ 13
INTRODUCTION
JMX “D-Series” Model Numbers ........................................................... 1
Features ................................................................................................ 1
Inspection.............................................................................................. 2
2013 FCC Narrowband Mandate .......................................................... 2
CONTROL & OPERATION .................................................................. 3
FIG-1: Radio Controls and Connectors................................................. 3
OPERATION
On-off / Volume Adjust .......................................................................... 4
Channel Selection ................................................................................. 4
Receive ................................................................................................. 4
Quiet Call Tone Codes .......................................................................... 5
Transmit ................................................................................................ 5
Radio Alert Tones ................................................................................. 5
Optional Alert Tones ............................................................................. 6
FIG-2: Transmit / Busy Lamp ................................................................ 6
Scan Channel Operation....................................................................... 7
Additional Features ............................................................................... 8
NOAA WEATHER RADIO
Selecting Your Local NOAA Weather Frequency ................................. 9
NOAA Weather Channel ....................................................................... 9
Weather Alert ........................................................................................ 9
FIG-4: To Select Your Local NOAA Weather Frequency...................... 9
FIG-5: NOAA Frequencies .................................................................... 9
RADIO PROGRAMMING
FIG-6: How to Place the Radio in Program / Readout Mode .............. 10
How to Readout Field Programmed Frequency & Tone Codes.......... 10
How to Field Program Frequency & Tone Codes ............................... 11
BATTERIES
FIG-7: Battery Access and Installation ................................................ 14
Optional Charging Accessories ........................................................... 14
Charging .............................................................................................. 15
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning ............................................... 15
!! CAUTIONS – ALL RADIOS !!
Observe Caution in the Following Environments to Maximize the
Life of Your Radio Equipment ............................................................. 16
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy ................................................ 16
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
How to Field Program 2-Tone Encode Codes..................................... 17
(for GateGuard Applications, go to www.ritron.com/pdf/gg_07.pdf)
TABLE 5: Programmable 2-Tone Encode Codes ............................... 17
TROUBLESHOOTING
Notes ................................................................................................... 18
Chart.................................................................................................... 18
FCC LICENSE REQUIREMENT
FCC Regulations ................................................................................. 19
Service................................................................................................. 19
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License ................................................ 19
LIMITED WARRANTY ....................................................BACK COVER
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INTRODUCTION
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING RITRON
FEATURES
Congratulations on your purchase of the JMX “D-Series” radio.
Your new radio is the result of Ritron’s 25+ years of designing,
manufacturing, and supplying reliable, professional wireless
communication products. Ritron wireless products will improve
the operation, safety, and profitability of any organization by
providing instant voice communications between employees
throughout the workplace.
This manual covers the JMX “D-Series” radios.
Each radio (except JMX-111D) is capable of 10 channels. The
radios are programmed from the factory with 2 channels. All
models (except JMX-111D) can add a scan channel. All VHF
models can be programmed to receive NOAA weather
broadcasts. Each radio is equipped with the following features:
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Push-button operating controls. The Push-To- Talk
(PTT) and Channel buttons are on one side of the radio,
and the On / Volume Up, Volume Down/Off and monitor
controls on the top.
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Channel display. The LED display will show the current
operating channel, and contains a transmit / busy lamp.
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Quick-change battery pack and drop-in charger
capabilities. See Optional Charging Accessories on page
14.
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The model number located on the back of the radio case
indicates its operating band. A color “dot” label on the bottom
of JMX radio cases also indicates the frequency. Refer to the
Frequency Table on page 12.
10-channel capability (except JMX-111D). Up to 10
channels can be programmed to contain a unique channel
table frequency and interference eliminator code.
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VHF band radios are designed to operate between
150 and 162 MHz.
QC (Quiet Call) interference eliminator codes. Each
channel can be programmed from a list of 50 QC subaudible codes.
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Field programming. The JMX “D-Series” radio allows you
to quickly select and program each channel individually
while in the field without the need for a PC programmer.
Each channel can be programmed to one of 26 VHF or 77
UHF channel table frequencies and one of 50 QC or 104
DQC (selected models, refer to page 10) interference
eliminator codes, or you can delete a channel altogether.
JMX “D-SERIES” MODEL NUMBERS
VHF MODELS
JMX-111D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (1-Watt, 1 Channel)
JMX-141D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (1.5-Watt, 10 Channel)
JMX-146D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (2-Watt, 10 Channel)
JMX-144D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (4-Watt, 10 Channel)
UHF MODELS
JMX-441D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (1-Watt, 10 Channel)
JMX-446D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (2-Watt, 10 Channel)
JMX-444D ..... (Jobcom) ..... (3-Watt, 10 Channel)
UHF band radios are designed to operate between
450 and 470 MHz.
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INTRODUCTION
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Channel scanning (except JMX-111D). The Scan channel
allows scanning of all channels programmed into the radio.
The Scan channel can be turned On and Off through Field
programming,
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Low battery alert. The radio will sound a low battery alert
tone when your battery is running down to allow you time to
recharge or change your battery.
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Weather Channel. VHF models can be programmed to
receive your local NOAA weather radio broadcast. The
Weather channel can be turned On and Off through Field
programming.
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Weather Alert. VHF models can be programmed to alert
you when the National Weather Service detects threatening
weather conditions. The Weather Alert feature can be
turned On and Off through Field programming.
INSPECTION
Make sure the package includes:
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JMX “D-Series” radio
Antenna
Rechargeable battery pack (installed in radio)
Belt clip
BC-A charger cube
2013 FCC NARROWBAND MANDATE
On January 1, 2013, pursuant to the FCC Narrowband
mandate, Ritron will no longer be allowed to manufacture wide
band (25 kHz) capable radio equipment that operates in the
frequency bands from 150 MHz to 512 MHz. All Ritron DSeries Radios are FCC certified for narrowband operation, so
the only change required is the elimination of wideband
operation.
To meet the FCC narrowband mandate by Jan 1, 2013, Ritron
will initiate the transition process of manufacturing narrowband
only compliant radio equipment beginning July 1, 2012. After
that date, customer orders will begin to be filled with radios
manufactured for FCC narrowband compliance, with no
provisions for wideband operation except where allowed by
FCC rule. These radios will be clearly marked as “FCC
Narrowband Compliant”. The narrowband manufacturing
process will proceed gradually on a model by model basis, with
all models narrowband compliant by the January 1, 2013
deadline.
For a complete list of Ritron radios capable of narrowband
operation; a Ritron FAQ on the subject, and various links on
the FCC website dealing with Narrowbanding go to:
www.ritron.com/narrowband
If you have any questions contact us at 1-800-872-1872.
Examine the equipment immediately after delivery and report
any damage to your shipping company.
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CONTROL & OPERATION
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ANTENNA
The flexible antenna radiates and receives radio
signals. Screw the antenna base all the way into
the threaded bushing on top of the radio.
NOTE: Use only the type of antenna furnished
with the radio. VHF and UHF antennas are
not interchangeable.
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ON / VOLUME UP
To switch the unit On, press the On / Volume Up
button; the speaker will emit a turn on beep. If the
radio turns on to the Scan Channel it will emit the
Scan Beep. Once the radio is On, press this
button to increase volume.
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VOLUME DOWN / OFF
Press the Volume Down / Off button to decrease
volume. To switch Off the unit, press and hold this
button until the speaker emits a double beep.
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PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH (PTT)
Press and hold the PTT when transmitting; release
it to receive.
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CHANNEL SELECTOR
Press the button and the radio will emit the
channel beep, advance the channel, and the
channel display will show the new operating
channel. When the Scan Channel is selected the
radio will emit the Scan Beep and the radio will
begin scanning.
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BATTERY ACCESS DOOR
(CASE BOTTOM)
The battery access door may be removed to
access the battery pack. Refer to “FIG-7: Battery
Access & Installation” on page 14.
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JACK COVER
This rubber cover seals out dust and moisture, etc.
Snap the cover into the audio accessory jack and
charge jack openings when the jacks are not in
use.
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AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
The audio accessory jack is used to plug in
earphone options, and, in conjunction with the
charge jack, to connect an optional remote
speaker / microphone or a single-or dual ear
headset. This jack is also used for PC
programming.
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DROP-IN CHARGING
CAPABILITY
Two contacts, in the bottom of the
radio, permit charging the battery pack
with an optional drop-in charger. Refer
to “Optional Charging Accessories” on
page 14.
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CHARGE JACK
The battery pack may be charged through this jack
using the RITRON charger cube. Refer to
Accessories, page ii, for additional charging
options.
10 CHANNEL DISPLAY
The channel display will indicate the current
operating channel. When the Scan Channel is
selected the display will rapidly flash the channels
being scanned, and will stop when a channel is
received.
11 SPEAKER
The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows
you to hear calls on your channel.
12 MICROPHONE
The microphone allows your voice to be heard in
transmissions to other radios. Speak in a normal
tone; shouting does not improve your listener’s
reception.
FIG-1: RADIO CONTROLS &
CONNECTORS
IMPORTANT: CHARGE THE BATTERY PACK before using the radio for the first time. Refer to Batteries, pages 14 and 15.
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OPERATION
ON-OFF / VOLUME ADJUST
To turn on the radio - press the On / Volume Up button. The
radio will emit a beep and the channel display will light. If the
radio turns on to the Scan Channel it will emit the Scan Beep.
The radio will always turn on to the channel that was selected
when it was last turned off.
To adjust the volume - press the volume up or volume down
button until you reach the desired level. The volume level is
displayed as a number between 0 through 9.
To turn OFF “beeps” - speaker beeps can be disabled through
field programming to provide a silent mode of operation (ideal
for security applications), only your incoming calls will be heard
on the speaker. Refer to page 13 for How to Field Program
Radio Options.
When speaker beeps are disabled only the low battery
indication and 2-Tone decode ring tone, if enabled, are
retained.
To turn off the radio - press and hold the Off / Volume Down
button until a two tone “turn-off beep” is heard. For instant turnoff, press the PTT button while holding the Off / Volume Down
button.
If the Scan Channel is selected - the radio will emit the Scan
Beep and the Channel Display will rapidly flash the channel
numbers as they are scanned. If a signal is received the
channel display will indicate the channel number, and when the
received signal is removed the radio will wait briefly, sound the
Scan Beep, then scanning will resume as normal.
If the Weather Channel is selected - on a VHF radio the
Channel beep will be heard and the display will light a single
segment that indicates which of the seven NOAA frequencies
is monitored. See the “NOAA Weather Radio” section on page
9 for details.
RECEIVE
To hear calls from other users - adjust the volume as desired.
The radio can only receive broadcasts while the Push-To-Talk
button is not being pressed.
Whether or not you hear these broadcasts depends upon the
squelch settings. There are two standard squelch modes that
can be used in the JMX “D-Series” portable.
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Carrier Squelch lets you hear all broadcasts on your
channel strong enough for the radio to detect, and silences
noise.
CHANNEL SELECTION
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To change channels - press and release the Channel Selector
button. The radio will emit a short Channel beep, increment the
channel, and the Channel Display will show the new operating
channel. If the highest channel number is selected and you
press the Channel Selector button, the radio resets to channel
1 and the Channel beep is heard on the speaker.
Tone Squelch uses the QC or DQC “tone squelch” format
available on the JMX. This allows you to screen out “onchannel” broadcasts that do not carry the correct code
programmed for the radio.
When Carrier or Tone Squelch is selected by the user, all
channels will operate in that mode. The JMX “D-Series” radio
will operate in tone squelch mode when it is first turned on.
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OPERATION
To activate Tone Squelch or Carrier Squelch and to Monitor
the channel - simultaneously press both the volume buttons
and hold briefly before releasing.
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If the radio emits a SINGLE beep, then Tone Squelch is
turned ON and you will only hear radio transmissions on
that channel with the same QC or DQC tone codes as your
radio.
If the radio emits a DOUBLE beep, then you are in Carrier
Squelch and you can Monitor all broadcasts on the
channel. To exit Carrier Squelch press and hold both
volume buttons until you hear the SINGLE beep.
TRANSMIT
Normally, you should not transmit until the channel is quiet.
This can be determined by monitoring the channel prior to
transmitting.
To transmit - hold down the Push-To-Talk button and with the
radio four inches away talk into the microphone. Speak in a
normal tone, since talking louder will not improve the listener’s
reception.
Keep talk times as short and infrequent as possible to
conserve battery, minimize radio frequency exposure, and
allow others to use the channel.
Note: It is possible that the beginning of a call might be
missed while the radio is in battery saver mode. If this
happens, ask the caller to repeat the message.
RADIO ALERT TONES
If you are unable to activate Carrier Squelch - the radio has
been optionally programmed for Monitor Lockout. See your
Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly to disable this option.
The handheld responds to certain instructions by sounding a
beep or series of tones. These tones can tell you that the radio
is working as you expect.
QC TONE CODES
(Interference Eliminator Codes)
Tone codes help filter out the “chatter” of others that
share your radio channel. When you operate on a
frequency with a tone code, you screen out most
Interference. This allows you to hear only those users in
your radio group.
IMPORTANT! All radios in the talk group must operate on
the same frequency and tone code.
Power On / Self Check “OK”
When it is first turned on, the radio runs a quick “self test” to
confirm basic functions. When complete the radio will emit the
channel beep and the Channel Display will show the operating
channel. The radio is then ready to use.
Error Tones
However, if the “self test” detects a diagnostic error, an error
tone sounds. The error tone indicates the radio frequency
synthesizer is malfunctioning. Turn off the radio and try again.
The error tone will also sound if a channel has been
programmed for an invalid frequency. A long, low-pitched tone
means the battery voltage is too low to operate the radio. In
this case, recharge the battery. If you cannot correct a
problem, consult an authorized Ritron service facility or Ritron.
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OPERATION
Channel Select
When the Channel button is pressed, the radio will emit a short
Channel beep, increment the channel, and the channel display
will show the new operating channel.
Scan Channel (except JMX-111D)
When the Scan channel is selected by pressing the Channel
button, the radio will emit the Scan beep and begin scanning.
Tone Squelch
When you press and hold both Volume buttons at the same
time, a single beep will sound to indicate that tone squelch is
on. A “double beep” means that carrier squelch is on.
Recharge Battery Alert
As the battery voltage approaches the minimum required
“operating voltage” the radio will emit a series of short beeps to
alert the user that the battery will soon need recharging. Once
the battery charge drops below the required “operating
voltage,” the radio emits a long, low tone and turns itself off. If
you turn the radio back on, it will beep again and shut itself off.
Recharge the battery.
Transmitter Time Out
A low tone followed by a higher-pitched tone sounds and the
transmitter automatically shuts off if you hold down the PTT
button longer than 60 seconds. The radio automatically
switches to receive mode.
OPTIONAL ALERT TONES
JMX “D-Series” models JMX-144D / 444D / 446D can be
programmed using the RITRON PC Programmer for optional
alert tones. See your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly for
programming of these options.
Receive Squelch Tone
A short tone sounds at the end of each received transmission
to indicate that the channel is clear and you may transmit.
Busy Channel TX Inhibit
If a user is transmitting on your radio frequency without your
tone, you will not be allowed to transmit. The radio will beep a
series of long, low tones while the PH is held down (like a busy
signal).
Transmit Clear To Talk Beep
A short tone sounds after the PTT has been pressed to
indicate that the radio is ready for you to begin talking.
A Transmit / Busy Lamp in the
upper left corner of the Channel
Display is lit whenever the
transmitter is activated and blinks
when the channel is busy.
FIG-2: TRANSMIT / BUSY LAMP
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OPERATION
SCAN CHANNEL OPERATION
Channel scanning allows you to listen to broadcasts on your
radio channels. The JMX “D-Series” (except JMX-111D) will
scan all channels programmed into the radio with the exception
of the NOAA Weather Channel, refer to page 9.
How Scanning Works
Using the Channel Selector button, select the Scan Channel.
The radio sounds the Scan Beep, and then repeatedly checks
each channel in the scan list. The channel display will show the
channel numbers as they are scanned.
When receiving a call on a channel being scanned, the radio
will stop scanning to let you hear communications on that
channel. After the transmission has ended the radio will pause
before it resumes scanning to allow you time to respond.
When transmitting from the Scan Channel, the handheld will go
to the last channel on which a signal was received, then
transmit. After you release the PTT the radio will pause to
allow time for a response, and then resume scanning.
Busy Channel Blocking
If one of the channels in the scan list is so busy that you want
to temporarily block it out, press the Channel Selector button
while the radio is stopped on the channel to be blocked and
hold it until scanning resumes. The blocked channel will now
be skipped in the scan list. The blocked channel will be
returned to the scan list if the radio is turned off, or when the
radio channel is changed using the Channel Selector button.
Channel 1 cannot be blocked.
Last Channel Scanned Alert Tone
When changing channels with the Channel Selector button, an
alert tone will sound to indicate the last channel that received a
message when the radio was scanning. This will identify the
channel on which the last message was received, and allow
uninterrupted transmission on that channel without the
constraints of scanning. You can then press the Channel
Selector button to return to the Scan Channel.
Priority Scanning (Optional)
The JMX-144D / 444D / 446D radios can be optionally
programmed for priority scanning. Priority Scan allows
you to periodically monitor a Priority Channel, even if the
radio has stopped on another channel. This will prevent
missed calls on the primary operating channel when in
scan mode.
With Priority Scan enabled:
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The first channel in the scan list is the Priority Channel.
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The radio checks the Priority Channel every two
seconds to check for activity. This time is
programmable and can be set for 1 - 8 seconds.
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The radio can be programmed to transmit only on the
Priority Channel when scanning, if desired.
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The radio can be programmed to sound a Priority
Channel Beep whenever the radio receives on the
Priority Channel when scanning.
See your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly for PC
programming of this option.
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OPERATION
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
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The JMX “D-Series” handheld radios have other features
available through PC programming. See your Ritron dealer or
contact Ritron directly for PC programming of these options.
Monitor Lock Out can be set to prevent monitoring of the
channel, only broadcasts with the correct QC or DQC code
can be heard.
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Transmit Inhibit on Busy Channel can be set to prevent
transmitting when a broadcast is present on the receiver
that does not carry the correct code.
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Receive Squelch Tone sounds at the end of each received
transmission.
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Transmit Clear To Talk Beep sounds after the PTT has
been pressed.
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Power Saver time can be set or disabled.
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Field Programming can be disabled.
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4-Hour Inactivity Turn-Off The radio can be set to turn off
automatically if not used for over 4 hours.
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2-Tone Encode and Decode The radio can be
programmed to send and receive 2-tone paging.
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Receive and Transmit Frequencies not contained in
Frequency Code Table 1, page 12.
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Wide or narrow band transmit operation can be set per
channel. Refer to the section FCC Narrowband Mandate to
see if your radio is capable of wideband transmit operation.
Additional PC programmable features available to models
JMX-144D / 444D / 446D ONLY include:
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Scan Channel Options include scan resume delay time,
busy channel blocking, last active channel beeps, and
priority scanning options.
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Squelch Tightener Receiver carrier squelch can be
adjusted UP or DOWN.
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Transmit Power (JMX-144D and JMX-444D Only)
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Transmit Time Out can be changed or disabled.
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NOAA WEATHER RADIO
SELECTING YOUR LOCAL NOAA
WEATHER FREQUENCY
VHF models of the JMX “D-Series”
radio can hear weather forecasts
from the National Weather Service
which are broadcast on one of the seven NOAA
weather frequencies.
The radio is shipped from the factory without a
NOAA frequency selected. Before using any of
the NOAA weather features on your VHF radio
you must first select the local NOAA frequency.
1. Follow the steps in FIG-4 at right to place the
radio into the Weather Frequency Select
mode.
2. The radio will scan to the 1st NOAA
frequency where a broadcast is present. The
display will light a single segment to indicate
the NOAA frequency per FIG-5.
3. Monitor the channel for a few minutes to be
sure it is the broadcast for your local area.
4. Press the Channel button to scan for the
presence of any other NOAA broadcasts,
monitoring each broadcast and noting the
frequency as indicated by the display.
5. Using the Channel button, select the local
NQAA frequency you would like your radio to
operate on.
6. Turn the radio off by pressing the Volume
Down / Off button.
7. When the radio is turned back on all weather
features will operate on the selected NOAA
frequency.
NOAA WEATHER CHANNEL
Once a NOAA weather frequency has been
selected on your VHF model radio, a
channel is created for listening to National
Weather Service broadcasts.
If you do not desire Weather Alert, it can be
turned off through Field Programming, refer
to page 13.
Press the Channel button to step through
your radio channels. The NOAA Weather
Channel will be after your last channel, and
the display will light the segment
representing the selected NOAA frequency.
If you wish to exclude the NOAA Weather
Channel feature, it can be turned off through
Field Programming.
WEATHER ALERT
Once a NOAA weather frequency has been
selected on your VHF model radio it will
listen for emergency broadcasts from the
National Weather Service, regardless of
which channel you are on.
An alert tone will sound in the
speaker, the display will show
an “A” (as shown), and the
National Weather Service
emergency broadcast will be
heard - advising you of threatening weather
conditions.
NOTE: NOAA sends a test alert tone once
each week. Your radio will respond
to this alert.
Pressing the Channel button will return you
to your normal operating channel.
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
IMPORTANT
To talk to other users in your group, all radios
must be set to the same frequency and
Interference Eliminator codes.
HOW TO READOUT FIELD PROGRAMMED FREQUENCY & TONE CODES
In our example channel 3 of a JMX-446D radio is programmed to operate on the “Brown Dot”
frequency of 464.500 MHz (Frequency code “04”) with 100.0 Hz tone (Tone code “12”).
1. Place the radio into Program / Readout Mode by following the
instructions in FIG- 6 at left. A “P” will appear on the LED display as you
enter program mode.
2. Release the Push-to-talk button after the beeping has stopped. The
radio will display a series of six characters for Radio Identification, with
each character separated by a hyphen. The 1st two characters indicate
the model number, the 3rd and 4th characters indicate the radio type,
and the 5th and 6th characters indicate the firmware revision.
In this example:
Model:
25
Radio Type:
19
Firmware Revision: 04
NOTE: Radio models with firmware revisions prior to 14.01 do not
display the Radio Identification sequence.
3. After the Radio Identification has been displayed the digit 1 will appear,
followed by a hyphen, and the radio will emit a triple beep indicating that
the radio is in program mode and channel 1 is selected.
4. Press the Channel button to select the channel to be read out. The
channel number will appear briefly on the display as you step through
the channels. When you have settled on a channel a hyphen will appear
across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready for readout.
5. Press and release the On / Volume Up button. The radio will begin to
display a series of four digits; with each digit separated by a hyphen.
The 1st and 2nd digits indicate the frequency code; see Table I on page 12.
The 3rd and 4th digits indicate the tone code; see Table 2 on page 13.
JMX-144D / 446D / 444D Models Only
If a 5th digit is displayed, the channel has been programmed for DQC
and the last three digits indicate the DQC code; see Table 3 on page 13.
If more than 5 digits are displayed refer to page 17.
6. If the channel is PC-programmed for any frequency not listed in Table I on
page 12, an error tone will sound and an “E” will appear on the display.
7. To readout another channel, repeat steps 4 through 6.
8. Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is now ready to use.
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM FREQUENCY & TONE CODES
7.
Enter the 1st digit of the frequency code by clicking the PTT button
until the channel display shows the desired number. Pause - the
radio will sound a low tone and show a hyphen across the center
of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
8.
Enter the 2nd digit of the frequency code by clicking the PTT button
until the channel display shows the desired number. Pause - the
radio will sound a low tone and show a hyphen across the center of
the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
9.
Enter the 1st digit of the tone code (or 1st digit of the DQC code)
by clicking the PTT button until the channel display shows the
desired number. Pause - the radio will sound a low tone and show
a hyphen on the display to indicated that it is ready to accept the
next digit
To match other radios, the owner can select Frequency and Tone Codes from
Tables 1, 2 and 3 on pages 12 and 13.
In our example we will program channel 3 of a JMX-446D to operate on the
‘Brown Dot” frequency of 464.500 MHz (Frequency code “04”) with 100.0 Hz tone
(Tone code “12”).
04
1. Refer to Table 1 on page 12 to determine the two digit
frequency code and write it down.
12
2. Refer to Table 2 on page 13 to determine the two digit
tone code for 100.0 Hz and write it down.
3. Place the radio into Program / Readout Mode by following
the instructions in FIG-6 on page 10. A “P” will appear on
the LED display as you enter program mode.
10. Enter the 2nd digit of the tone code (or 2nd digit of the DQC code)
by clicking the PIT button until the channel display shows the
desired number. Pause - the radio will sound a low tone and show
a hyphen on the display to indicated that it is ready to accept the
next digit
4. Release the Push-to-talk button after the beeping has
stopped. The radio will display a series of six characters
for Radio Identification, with each character separated by
a hyphen. The 1st two characters indicate the model
number, the 3rd and 4th characters indicate the radio
type, and the 5th and 6th characters indicate the firmware
revision.
In this example:
11. JMX-144D / 444D / 446D Models Only
FOR DQC CODES ONLY -Enter the 3rd digit of the DQC code by
clicking the PIT button until the channel display shows the desired
number. Pause - the radio will sound a low tone and show a
hyphen on the display to indicated that it is ready to accept the
next digit
Model:
25
Radio Type:
19
Firmware Revision: 04
12. Press and release the On / Volume Up to SAVE your
programming entry. The LED display will briefly show the channel
number you have just programmed and the radio will sound a
triple beep to indicate that programming was successful.
NOTE: Radio models with firmware revisions prior to
14.01 do not display the Radio Identification sequence.
NOTE: An error tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect
code and an “E” will appear on the display. Turn the radio OFF,
check the digits you are attempting to enter, then start over.
5. After the Radio Identification has been displayed the digit
1 will appear followed by a hyphen, and the radio will emit
a triple beep indicating that the radio is in program mode
and channel 1 is selected.
6. Press the Channel Selector button to select the channel
to be programmed. The channel number will show briefly
on the channel display as you step through the channels.
When you have settled on a channel the display will show
a hyphen to indicate that it is ready for programming,
except the JMX-111D which is a 1- channel radio.
13. To program another channel, repeat steps 6 through 12.
14. Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is now ready to use.
NOTES:
a.
YOU MUST enter ‘No Tone interference eliminator code ‘44” to
match radios not having tone codes. Refer to Table 2 on page 13.
b.
If the radio does not sound a confirming triple tone when you
attempt to enter Program / Readout Mode, the radio was factory
or dealer customized to disable programming. Consult the radio
owner or your dealer.
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
TABLE 1: PROGRAMMABLE FREQUENCY CODES
VHF MURS **
Code
No. MHz
01
02
19
20
21
22
23
00
UHF Business Band
Color
Dot
Band
Width
154.6000 Green Dot
154.5700 Blue Dot
151.8200 MURS
151.8800 MURS
151.9400 MURS
154.6000 MURS/Green
154.5700 MURS/Blue
DELETE Code*
25.0
25.0
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
VHF Business Band
Code
No. MHz
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
00
Color
Dot
151.6250 Red Dot
151.9550 Purple Dot
151.9250
154.5400
154.5150
154.6550
151.6850
151.7150
151.7750
151.8050
151.8350
151.8950
154.4900
151.6550
151.7450
151.8650
151.7000
151.7600
152.7000
DELETE Code*
Band
Width
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5
12.5
12.5 †
Code
No. MHz
Color
Dot
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
J
K
Yellow Dot
Brown Dot
Silver Star
Gold Star
Red Star
Blue Star
467.7625
467.8125
464.5500
464.5000
467.8500
467.8750
467.9000
467.9250
469.2625
462.5750
462.6250
462.6750
464.3250
464.8250
469.5000
469.5500
463.2625
464.9125
464.6000
464.7000
462.7250
464.5000
464.5500
467.7625
467.8125
467.8500
UHF Business Band
Band
Width
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
White Dot
12.5 †
Black Dot
12.5 †
Orange Dot 12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
12.5 †
Brown Dot 12.5
Yellow Dot 12.5
J
12.5
K
12.5
Silver Star 12.5
Per FCC rules and regulations, a
given radio must not be
programmed to contain a mix of
both VHF Business Band and VHF
MURS frequencies.
Code
No. MHz
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
Color
Dot
467.8750 Gold Star
467.9000 Red Star
467.9250 Blue Star
461.0375
461.0625
461.0875
461.1125
461.1375
461.1625
461.1875
461.2125
461.2375
461.2625
461.2875
461.3125
461.3375
461.3625
462.7625
462.7875
462.8125
462.8375
462.8625
462.8875
462.9125
464.4875
464.5125
UHF Business Band
Band
Width
Code
No. MHz
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
00
** MURS frequencies – The 5
MURS frequencies do not
require an FCC license. All other
frequencies require an FCC
license. See page 19 for license
information.
Color
Dot
464.5375
464.5625
466.0375
466.0625
466.0875
466.1125
466.1375
466.1625
466.1875
466.2125
466.2375
466.2625
466.2875
466.3125
466.3375
466.3625
467.7875
467.8375
467.8625
467.8875
467.9125
469.4875
469.5125
469.5375
469.5625
DELETE Code*
Band
Width
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
* 2-digit Frequency placeholder
code (Refer to “How to Delete a
Channel” on page 13)
†
Frequency code was 25 KHz
bandwidth prior to the 2013 FCC
Narrowband Mandate.
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
TABLE 2: INTERFERENCE ELIMINATOR
PROGRAMMABLE QC TONE
Code
Hz
01
67.0
02
71.9
03
74.4
04
77.0
05
79.7
06
82.5
07
85.4
08
88.5
09
91.5
10
94.8
11
97.4
12
100.0
13
103.5
14
107.2
15
110.9
16
114.8
17
118.8
00
Delete
Code
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Hz
123.0
127.3
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
Code
Hz
35
225.7
36
233.6
37
241.8
38
250.3
39
69.4
40
159.8
41
165.5
42
171.3
43
177.3
44 No Tone
45
183.5
46
189.9
47
196.6
48
199.5
49
206.5
50
229.1
51
254.1
TABLE 3: DIGITAL INTERFERENCE
ELIMINATOR PROGRAMMABLE DQC TONE
023
025
026
031
032
036
043
047
051
053
054
065
071
072
073
074
114
115
116
122
125
131
132
134
143
145
152
155
156
162
CODE NUMBERS
165
261
356
172
263
364
174
265
365
205
266
371
212
271
411
223
274
412
225
306
413
226
311
423
243
315
431
244
325
432
245
331
445
246
332
446
251
343
452
252
346
454
255
351
455
462
464
465
466
503
506
516
523
532
546
565
606
612
624
627
631
632
645
654
662
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
HOW TO DELETE A CHANNEL
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM RADIO OPTIONS
1. Follow the instructions in FIG-6 on page
10 to place the radio in the Program /
Readout Mode.
1. Follow the instructions in FIG-6 on page
10 to place the radio in the Program /
Readout Mode.
2. Using the CHANNEL button and the
LED display on the front of the radio,
select the channel to be deleted.
2. Using the PTT (push-to-talk) button and
the LED display, enter the single digit
code from Table 4 below for the option
to be programmed.
3. Enter 4-digit code “0000” as described in
the “How to Field Program Frequency &
Tone Codes” section on page 11.
3. Pause—the display will change and
show a hyphen, you will also hear a
short low tone.
4. When all four digits are programmed,
press and release the On / Volume Up
to SAVE your programming entry. The
LED display will briefly show the channel
number you have just deleted and the
radio will sound a triple beep to indicate
that channel deletion was successful.
5. Turn the radio OFF and then ON
again—the radio is now ready to use.
5. To delete another channel, repeat steps
2 through 4.
TABLE 4: Radio Option Codes
6. Turn the radio OFF and then ON
again—the radio is now ready to use.
Option
4. Press and release the On / Volume Up
to SAVE your programming entry. The
radio will sound a triple beep to indicate
that programming was successful.
Code
7. The remaining channels are in the same
sequence and will retain their same
channel number. The Channel Selector
will skip over the deleted channel
numbers.
Turn Channel Scan
Turn Channel Scan
ON
OFF
1
2
Turn Weather Channel
Turn Weather Channel
ON
OFF
3
4
NOTE: If all channels are deleted the radio
will not operate, instead it will turn
on in Field Program mode to allow
entry of a valid frequency and tone
code.
Turn Weather Alert
Turn Weather Alert
ON
5
OFF
6
Turn Speaker Beep
Turn Speaker Beep
ON
OFF
7
8
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BATTERIES
FIG-7: BATTERY ACCESS AND INSTALLATION
BATTERY
ACCESS
DOOR
(A)
DOOR
LATCH
4. Use the Pull-tab to pull
the battery pack out of
the case (D).
5. Insert the replacement
battery pack, being
certain to POSITION
IT RELATIVE TO THE
CASE AS SHOWN IN
(D). Push the Battery
Pack in as far as
possible.
1. Hold the radio as
shown above (A).
6. Replace the Battery
Access Door. Secure it
by closing the Door
Latch as shown in (B).
2. Use your thumbnail to
open the Door Latch,
as shown below (B).
7. Be certain to firmly
lock the Door Latch as
shown in (B).
3. Lift and rotate the
Battery Access
Door to release it (C).
PULL-TAB
(C)
(B)
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES
Spare/Replacement
Battery Pack
Drop-in Battery
Charger with spacer
(D)
JOBCOM JMX Accessories:
BPS-6N-MH .....Spare Battery Pack
BCJS-AD .........Drop-In Charger Adapter
BCJS-4AD .......4-Unit Gang Charger
See Accessories on page ii.
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BATTERIES
CAUTION: Use only RITRON-supplied chargers; using other chargers may cause fire or
explosion, or otherwise damage the radio.
CHARGING
The JMX “D-Series” radio is powered by a rechargeable battery pack. Because the battery
pack loses its charge during storage and shipment, fully charge it before first use. To
ensure peak radio performance for the next day, charge the battery overnight after each
day of use. It completely charges in about ten hours.
TO CHARGE THE BATTERY WITH A RITRON CUBE CHARGER
Plug the charger cord into the charge jack (marked “CHG”) on top of the radio. Then plug
the cube into a 110 VAC outlet. The green lamp lights while the battery is charging, and
should go out only when the cube or cord is unplugged.
TO CHARGE THE BATTERY WITH A RITRON DROP-IN CHARGER
Two charger contacts, visible through the radio case bottom, permit charging the battery
with an optional Ritron drop-in charger. The battery pack may be either removed from the
radio case for charging, or charged inside the radio case.
Each drop-in charger comes with a spacer to permit charging a “spare” battery while the
radio is being used.
To use the drop-in charger, plug it into a 110 VAC outlet. Set either the radio with the
battery installed, or only the battery with the battery spacer, into the charger. Refer to the
illustration in OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES on the previous page. Each battery
contact must rest on a charger contact pin.
NOTE:
Battery pack life averages one year. Follow these guidelines to maximize service life:
•
CONDITION battery packs once a month as directed in Battery Maintenance &
Conditioning, at right.
•
CONDITION batteries that are run down.
•
CHARGE batteries for 16 hours before storage, and for 16 hours once a month
thereafter.
•
DO NOT overcharge batteries. Unplug the cube charger after 16 hours to avoid
overcharging.
•
DO NOT charge batteries in temperatures colder than about 45°F. Charging batteries in
temperatures above 95°C does not harm them, but can reduce charge capacity.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE & CONDITIONING
Due to the extended run time of the JMX “D-Series” radios,
some users may never fully discharge the battery pack during
normal use. Achieve maximum battery life by fully discharging
the battery periodically to condition it.
After exposing the battery pack to many cycles of not fully
discharging it before recharging, the radio may exhibit reduced
battery capacity. This reduced capacity is evident when, after
several hours of use, battery voltage drops while the radio is
transmitting, causing the radio to emit a low battery warning
tone.
Condition battery packs by the following procedure as either a
preventive measure, or if you suspect reduced capacity:
TO CONDITION THE BATTERY PACK:
1. Use your radio throughout a normal work day without
charging.
2. • Press and hold the On / Volume Up and Volume Down /
Off buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds to place the
radio in “no squelch” mode.
• Release both buttons when you hear the radio beep
rapidly; it will then emit a loud “rushing” noise. Press On /
Volume Up to maximize this noise.
3. Put the radio away in a secure place (possibly a desk
drawer), where nothing can press against the buttons to
accidentally turn it off or cause it to transmit. Allow the radio
to run until it shuts off when the battery is completely
discharged. A typical battery pack may require up to 8 hours
to completely discharge.
4. When the radio has shut off, charge it overnight for 12-14
hours. The battery will be ready for use with renewed
capacity.
NOTE: A new battery must be charged and discharged several
times before it can reach its maximum charge capacity.
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!! CAUTIONS – ALL RADIOS !!
OBSERVE CAUTION IN THE FOLLOWING
ENVIRONMENTS TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE
OF YOUR RADIO EQUIPMENT:
MOISTURE: JMX “D-Series” radios are not
waterproof. DO NOT directly expose them
to rain or excessive moisture.
CHEMICALS: Detergents, alcohol, aerosol
sprays or petroleum products can damage
the radio case. DO NOT use petroleum
solvents of any kind; use a soft cloth
moistened with water to clean the case.
EXTREME HEAT: High temperatures can
damage the battery and other components.
DO NOT expose the units to extreme heat
or leave them in direct sunlight.
LOW TEMPERATURES: The capacity of the
battery is greatly reduced in extreme cold.
When using the unit in very cold
environments, periodically warm the radio
under your coat.
EXCESSIVE TRANSMISSIONS: Maximum
drain on battery power occurs when you are
transmitting. DO NOT hold the Push-ToTalk switch down longer than necessary
during transmission intervals. DO NOT
reduce battery service life by attempting to
power a radio with a depleted battery;
always charge batteries overnight after
each day of use.
VIBRATION / SHOCK: Although your JMX “DSeries” radio is designed to be rugged, it will
not survive excessive abuse. Avoid dropping
the radio.
NOTE: The optional MH-A holster provides
added protection from weather and shock.
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY
The JMX/SST Series hand held radios
generate RE electromagnetic energy during
transmit mode. The transmit mode is active
when the PTT switch is depressed. This
radio is designed for, and classified as,
“Occupational Use Only”, meaning that it
must be used only during the course of
employment by individuals who are aware of
the hazards and the ways to minimize such
hazards. This series of radios is NOT
intended for use by the “General Population”
in an uncontrolled environment.
To ensure that exposure to RF
electromagnetic energy is within the FCC
allowable limits for occupational use, always
adhere to the following guidelines:
•
Use only the antenna(s) available from
RITRON for these models. DO NOT
attempt to substitute any other antenna.
DO NOT operate the radio without an
antenna.
•
Keep talk times as short and infrequent
as possible. DO NOT depress the PTT
button when not actually wishing to
transmit. These radios are equipped with
an internal timer to limit continuous
transmit times. DO NOT exceed a 50%
transmit duty cycle.
•
When transmitting, hold the radio in front
of the mouth at a distance of at least 4
inches. DO NOT hold the radio in such a
manner that the antenna is next to, or
touching, exposed parts of the body,
especially the face or eyes while
transmitting.
•
In belt mounted applications, when
transmitting, remove the radio from the
belt and hold away from the body at
least 4 inches.
•
When using external headset
accessories, hold the unit away from the
body at least 4 inches while transmitting.
•
DO NOT allow children to operate the
radio.
When used as directed, this series of radios
is designed to comply with the FCC’s RF
exposure limits for “Occupational Use Only”.
In addition, they are designed to comply with
the following Standards and Guidelines:
•
FCC OET Bulletin 65, Edition 97-01,
Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance
with FCC Guidelines for Human
Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.1- 1992), IEEE Standard for Safety
Levels with Respect to Human Exposure
to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.3- 1992), IEEE Recommended
Practice for the Measurement of
Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic
Fields-RF and Microwave.
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SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM TWO-TONE ENCODE CODES
THIS FEATURE AVAILABLE ON JMX-144D / 444D / 446D MODELS ONLY
For special applications, it is possible to use your Ritron portable radio or
base station for remote control applications; such as opening or closing a gate
remotely (see Ritron GateGuard at www.ritron.com/pdf/gg_07.pdf). This
application requires you to program your radio for 2-Tone encode operation.
The user can field program each channel with one of the 9 pre-set 2-Tone
Codes specified in Table 5. These codes correspond to field programmable
2-Tone Codes available in the RITRON 6-Series OUTPOST Callbox. In our
example we will program a UHF radio to operate with 2-Tone Code #94.
Important Note:
You can ADD a 2-Tone Code to a channel if the Frequency Code and Tone
Code are not changed. Changing the Frequency Code or Tone Code of a
channel will ERASE any 2-Tone Code programmed on that channel. You
must FIRST re-program the channel to the desired Frequency Code and Tone
Code and then SAVE the entry by pressing the On / Volume Up button, then
you may enter your 2-Tone Code, remember you must also SAVE this entry
by pressing the On / Volume Up button.
1. Refer to Table 5 to determine the 2 digit, 2-Tone Code(s) you wish to
program into each specific channel.
2. Follow the instructions in Fig 6, page 10 to place the radio in the
“Program/Readout Mode”.
3. Using the channel button and the LED display on the radio, select the
channel number you want to program a 2-Tone Code into.
4. Enter the 1st digit of the 2-Tone code by clicking the PTT
button until the program display shows the desired number.
Pause—the radio will sound a low tone and show a hyphen
across the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the
next digit.
5. Enter the 2nd digit of the 2-Tone code by clicking the PTT
button until the program display shows the desired number.
Pause—the radio sounds a low tone and will show a hyphen
across the display.
6. After you have entered both digits, press and release the On / Volume Up
button to SAVE the entry. The LED display will briefly show the channel
number you have just programmed and then a hyphen, the radio will
sound a triple beep to indicate that programming was successful
An ERROR tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect code, an
“E” will appear on the LED display. Check the digits you are attempting to
program and start over.
7. You may program each channel with the same or a different 2-Tone Code
by repeating steps 3-6.
8. Turn the radio OFF and then ON again for normal operation. See 2-Tone
ENCODE Operation for how to send the 2-Tone Code on your radio.
!
If more than 5 digits are displayed during readout, the radio has been
programmed for 2-Tone Encode. The frequency and tone codes will
be displayed, followed by a “C”, then the radio will display the 2-Tone
code; see Table 5. In this example a UHF radio was programmed to
operate on the “Brown Dot” Frequency Code 04 (464.500 MHz) with
Tone Code 12 (100.0 Hz) and 2-Tone encode Code 94.
Readout
Sequence
Frequency Code
Tone Code
2-Tone Code
2-TONE ENCODE OPERATION
To send a 2-Tone Code, select a channel that has been programmed for 2Tone encode. Push and hold the channel button until you hear the 2-Tone
Code being sent, then release the channel button.
TABLE 5: PROGRAMMABLE 2-TONE ENCODE CODES
Code No.
Code No.
Code No.
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
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TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTES
1. • Try a battery pack from a working radio. If the radio in question works with
that pack, the original battery is suspect.
• Charge the suspect battery as recommended in this manual. If this original
battery cannot power the radio, try charging it again with another charger. If
the battery still doesn’t hold a charge, the pack should probably be replaced.
• If the battery appears to be ‘good’ after using the second charger, the first
charger may be faulty. Contact a dealer or Ritron about an accessory that is
not operating property.
2. • Reception can often be improved if you relocate by a short distance. This
effect is more noticeable inside buildings.
• The range for JMX radio is about two miles, line-of-sight.
3.
If your radio does not detect calls from other radios on the channel, turn off
Quiet Call by pressing and holding both volume buttons at the same time—a
double beep indicates Quiet Call is off.
4. • Without use of a repeater. To hear a call, select a channel programmed to
receive the caller’s transmit frequency. To call another unit, select a channel
programmed to transmit the other radio’s receive frequency.
• Using a repeater. A radio channel can hold two separate operating
frequencies, one for receive and one for transmit. Your channel must work
with the repeater’s transmit and receive frequencies.
5. • Maximum power drain occurs when the radio transmits, so don’t hold down
the PTT more than needed to transmit.
• Battery power is used while the handheld is left on to receive calls. If
practical, switch off the unit.
6. • Battery capacity is greatly reduced in extreme cold.
• To use the radio in very cold weather, periodically warm it under your coat if
possible.
• An optional remote speaker / microphone allows keeping the radio under
your coat while transmitting and receiving.
7. • To “talk” with each other, radios must be programmed identically for Quiet
Call code, as well as frequency. Each code is unique; radios respond only
to the code programmed.
• Press and hold both volume buttons at the same time.
A single beep indicates Quiet Call squelch is on.
A double beep indicates Quiet Call squelch is off.
CHART
If you have trouble operating the handheld, review the Controls & Operation, pages 3 through 8.
If you think the radio is malfunctioning, check the list below.
Problem
The radio does not work at all.
Operating features do not work
exactly as expected.
Reception is poor.
You cannot hear calls from
other radios.
Your calls cannot be heard in
other radios.
Battery loses charge sooner
than expected.
An error tone sounds when the
radio is first switched on.
An error tone occurs while
transmitting.
You cannot screen out calls
from users outside of your Quiet
Call group.
Possible Solutions
GENERAL
• Make sure that the battery is installed correctly, as shown in FIG-7. page 14.
• Recharge or replace the battery. (See pages 14 & 15.)
• The radio has been dealer programmed for customized operation. (Consult dealer.)
•
•
•
•
•
•
Move to a different location. (See Note 2.)
Confirm the proper antenna is connected to the radio. (See page 3, Antenna)
Turn off Quiet Call (coded) squelch. (See Note 3.)
Ensure radio receives on the same frequency as the caller transmits. (See Note 4.)
Recharge the battery. (See Note 1.)
Make sure that your radio transmits on the receive frequency of the radio(s) you
want to call. (See Note 4.)
• Recharge the battery.
BATTERY
• Review battery charging instructions, page 15.
• Conserve the battery. (See Note 5.)
• If the radio is used in extreme cold, warm the radio under your coat. (See Note 6.)
• Replace the battery; see FIG-7, page 14. (See Note 1.)
ERROR TONES
• See “Error Tones” on page 5
• Refer to ‘Transmitter Time-Out,” page 6.
• Refer to “Recharge Battery Alert,” page 6.
QUIET CALL
• Make sure that the channel is programmed with Quiet Call.
• Activate coded squelch. (See Note 7.)
You cannot hear Quiet Call
messages while in Quiet Call
(coded) squelch.
• Confirm that the channel is programmed to detect the same code as the calling
radio(s) transmits. (See Note 7.)
Others in your Quiet Call group
cannot hear your Quiet Call
messages.
• Verify that you transmit the same code as the radio(s) you call are programmed to
detect. (See Note 7.)
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FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC REGULATIONS
HOW TO OBTAIN AN FCC RADIO LICENSE
LICENSING —
The FCC requires the owners of the radios to obtain a station license before using them.
The station licensee is responsible for ensuring that transmitter power, frequency and deviation are
within the limits specified by the station license. The station licensee is also responsible for proper
operation and maintenance of the radio equipment. This includes checking the transmitter frequency
and deviation periodically, using appropriate methods.
To get an FCC license for VHF or UHF frequencies, submit FCC application Form 600 as indicated in
the block at right. Your Ritron dealer can help you with this process.
SAFETY STANDARDS —
The FCC (with its action in General Docket 79-144, March 13, 1985) has adopted a safety standard for
human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC regulated equipment.
Ritron observes these guidelines and recommends that you do also:
• DO NOT hold the radio so that the antenna is very close to or touching exposed parts of the body,
especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. Keep the radio vertical, four inches away while
talking into the front panel.
• DO NOT press the Push-To-Talk except when you intend to transmit.
• DO NOT operate radio equipment near electrical blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.
• DO NOT allow children to play with any radio equipment that contains a transmitting device.
• Repair of Ritron products should be performed only by Ritron authorized personnel.
SERVICE
Federal law prohibits you from making any internal adjustments to the transmitter, and / or from
changing transmit frequencies unless you are specifically designated by the licensee.
If your radio equipment fails to operate properly, or you wish to have the radio programmed, contact
your authorized dealer or Ritron.
RITRON, INC.
Repair Department
505 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032 USA
Phone:
FAX:
Email:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Licensing Information
Because your Ritron radio operates on Private
Land Mobile frequencies, it is subject to the Rules
and Regulations of the FCC, which requires all
operators of these frequencies to obtain a station
license before operating their equipment. Make
application for your FCC license on FCC Forms
600 and 159.
To have forms and instructions faxed to you by the
FCC, call the FCC Fax-On-Demand system at
202-418-0177 from your fax machine;
request Document 000600 & Form 159.
To have Document 000600 & Form 159 mailed to
you, call the FCC Forms Hotline at
800-418-FORM (800-418-3676).
For help with questions concerning the license
application, contact the FCC at
888-CALL-FCC (888-225-5322).
You must decide which radio frequency(ies) you
can operate on before filling out your application;
refer to Table 1 on page 12 of this manual.
For help determining your frequencies, call
Ritron at 800-USA-I-USA (800-872-1872).
317-846-1201
317-846-4978
customer_service@ritron.com
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RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
RITRON, INC. (“RITRON”) provides the following warrant against defects in
materials and/or workmanship in RITRON Radios, Rechargeable Batteries and
Accessories under normal use and service during the applicable warranty period (as
stated below). “Accessories” means antennas, holsters, chargers, earphones, speaker /
microphones and items contained in the programming and programming / service kits.
Rechargeable batteries will be replaced during the applicable warranty period only if
leakage occurs or the batteries drop below 75% of rated capacity.
WHAT IS COVERED
FOR HOW LONG
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
Portable JMX Display
Series Radios
1 year *
During the first year after date of
purchase, RITRON will repair or
replace the defective product, at
RITRON’s option, parts and labor
included at no charge.
RITRON Rechargeable
Batteries
1 year *
RITRON will replace the defective
battery
Accessories
90 days *
*After date of purchase
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
• Any technical information provided with the covered product or any other RITRON
products:
• Installation, maintenance or service of the product, unless this is covered by a
separate written agreement with RITRON;
• Any products not furnished by RITRON which are attached or used with the
covered product, or defects or damage from the use of the covered product with
equipment that is not covered (such as defects or damage from the charging or use
of batteries other than with covered product):
• Defects or damage, including broken antennas, resulting from:
- misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, neglect, accident
or act of God,
- the use of covered products other than in normal and customary manner or,
- improper testing or installation:
• Defects or damages from unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification, or
where unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification prevents inspection and
testing necessary to validate warranty claims:
• Defects or damages in which the serial number has been removed, altered or
defaced.
• Batteries if any of the seals are not intact.
______________________________________________
Pub. 14500046 REV. C 06-12
COPYRIGHT© 2003-2012 Ritron, Inc. · ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
RITRON, JOBCOM, QUICK ASSIST, and QUIET CALL ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF RITRON, INC.
IMPORTANT: This warrant sets forth the full extent of RITRON’s express responsibilities
regarding the covered products, and is given in lieu of all other express warranties. What
RITRON has agreed to do above is your sole and exclusive remedy. No person is authorized to
make any other warrant to you on behalf of RITRON. Warranties implied by state law, such as
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the
duration of this limited warrant as it applies to the covered product. Incidental and
consequential damages are not recoverable under this warranty (this includes loss of use or
time, inconvenience, business interruption, commercial loss, lost profits or savings). Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or
limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you. Because each covered product system is unique, RITRON disclaims
liability for range, coverage, or operation of the system as a whole under this warranty.
WHO IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY
This warranty is given only to the purchaser or lessee of covered products when acquired for
use, not resale. This warranty is not assignable or transferable.
HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE
To receive warranty service, you MUST deliver or send the defective product, delivery costs
and insurance prepaid, within the applicable warranty period, to RITRON, INC., 505 West
Carmel Drive, Carmel, Indiana 46032, Attention: Warranty Department.
Please point out the nature of the defect in as much detail as you can. You MUST retain your
sales or lease receipt (or other written evidence of the date of purchase) and deliver it
along with the product. If RITRON chooses to repair or replace a defective product, RITRON
may replace the product or any pail or component with reconditioned product, parts or
components. Replacements are covered for the balance of the original applicable warranty
period. All replaced covered products, parts or components become RITRON’s property.
RIGHTS TO SOFTWARE RETAINED
Title and all rights or licenses to patents. copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets in any
RITRON software contained in covered products are and shall remain in RITRON. RITRON
nevertheless grants you a limited non-exclusive, transferable right to use the RITRON software
only in conjunction with covered products. No other license or right to the RITRON software is
granted or permitted.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
WHERE THIS WARRANTY IS VALID
This warranty is valid only within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
505 West Carmel Drive • Carmel, IN 46032
P. 0. Box 1998 • Carmel, IN 46032
Ph: 317-846-1201 • Fax: 317-846-4978 • Email: ritron@ritron.com
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