This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device does not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this radio must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Owner’s Manual
For Models G-225 & G-227
GMRS/FRS Radio
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this transmitter
and its antenna must maintain a separation distance of at least 2 inches from
your body. To transmit, hold the radio with the antenna pointed up and away
from your face, with the radio at least 2 inches from your face. Speak in a
normal voice into the microphone.
FEATURING
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22 Channels
38 CTCSS codes
VOX
Monitor function
Call Alert
Back-Lit LCD
Vibrate Alert (G-227 Only)
Scan
Roger Beep Tone
Use and Care
1. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio.
2. Do not immerse the radio in water.
3. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio
4. Dry the radio with dry lint-free cloth should it get wet.
5. Turn off the radio and remove the batteries during long-term storage.
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Index
Accessories – Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill
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Accessories
Accessories order form
Introduction
FCC Licensing Information
Controls and Buttons
LCD Display
Installing Batteries
Charging the Batteries
Operation
Problems & Solution
Frequency and CTCSS Charts
Technical Specification
Warranty Information
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2 Over the ear Mic.
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One Dual Desk Charger
2 Rechargeable battery packs
1 AC Adapter
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Introduction
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Your G-225/227 represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech engineering. Designed for General
Mobile Radio Service operation, this compact package is big in performance. It is a quality piece
of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed with the finest components. The circuitry is all
solid-state and mounted on a rugged printed circuit board. Your G-225/227 is designed for
reliable and trouble-free performance.
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Your G-225/227 operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies and is subject
to the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC
requires that all operators using General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies obtain a
radio license before operating their equipment for business, personal or recreational use. A
GMRS license held by an individual may be shared by immediate family members. To obtain
the application form, call the FCC forms hotline at 1-800-418-3676 or go to http://www.fcc.gov.
Please request forms 605 and 159 which include all necessary forms and instructions.
For questions concerning licensing, please contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-2255322), or go to http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/prs/genmbl.html.
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LCD Display
Control Buttons & Indicators
Low Battery level Indicator
Use
to:
Monitor Channel
Activity
Use
Key Pad Lock Icon
VOX Icon
to:
- Turn On/Off the Radio
- Enter/Exit the menu
Use
Vibrate Mode Icon
(G-227 ONLY)
Channel Indicator
CTCSS Channel Indicator
to:
- Talk on the Radio
- Send a Call Tone
- Save a setting
Use
Transmit (TX) Icon
to:
- Scan for active
channels
- Lock the key pad
Ext. Spk/Mic
Use
to:
- Increase the volume
- Scroll through the menu
Use
to:
- Decrease the Volume
- Scroll through the menu
Receive (RX) Icon
Power Hi/Lo Indicator
Speaker
Microphone
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Charging the batteries
Installing Batteries
Your G-225/227 radio operates with either 4 AAA Alkaline Batteries or optional NiMH
battery Pack. The belt clip should be removed (Page 18) to ease installation or
removal. To install the batteries:
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the Battery Cover by sliding it down
from the unit.
2. Insert 4 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing the batteries
incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or can damage the unit.
3. Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up from the unit.
Note: Batteries are not included
Your G-225/227 is equipped to allow using a rechargeable NiMH battery pack (not included)
which can be recharged by an A/C Charger/Adaptor (not included) through the MIC Jack of the
radio, or using a Desktop Charger (not included). Batteries must be charged when the low
battery icon flashes on the display.
To charge through the MIC Jack :
- Connect the AC Adaptor/Charger into an A/C Wall Outlet
- Insert the Adaptor/Charger jack into the MIC Jack of the radio found at the side of the unit.
To charge through a Desktop Charger:
- Connect the AC Adaptor into an A/C Wall outlet
- Insert the Adaptor Jack into the Desktop charger jack
- Place the units into the Desktop Charger slot and note that the LED indicator of the Desktop
Charger will light up to indicate charging function.
Note :
1. Only use batteries indicated in the manual, or our NiMH battery pack. (see page 4)
2. Do not attempt to charge Alkaline batteries or any batteries or battery packs other than the
one indicated in the manual. This may cause leakage and damage the unit.
3. For long term storage of the radio, turn the unit OFF and remove the batteries from the
radio.
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Operation
button for more than 1 second to turn the radio
Power On/Off : Press the
on. Press the button for over 3 seconds to turn the radio off.
Volume : Press the
button to increase the volume, and press the
to decrease the volume during normal operation.
button
Talking and Listening : To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the
same channel and CTCSS Code.
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For maximum clarity, hold the radio 2 to 3 inches from your mouth.
Press and hold PTT button and speak in a normal voice into the microphone.
The TX icon will appear continuously on the LCD Display when transmitting.
To receive messages, release the PTT button. The RX icon will appear on the
display when your radio is receiving a transmission.
Monitor button : Pressing and holding the
button for 2 seconds will let you
hear noise so you can adjust the volume level of the radio when not receiving a
signal. The
should be used to check activity on current channel before
transmitting. Press and hold the
for 2 seconds to return to normal operation.
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Call Tone : Your G-225/227 can transmit a call tone for a fixed length of time. To
send a call tone, press the PTT twice rapidly. The TX icon will appear during
transmitting a call tone and tone can be heard on the speaker for confirmation.
Scan : Your G-225/227 can scan all of the 22 channel to observe for any activity. To
enter the scan mode, press the
button for one second. Press
button again to
exit the scan mode.
Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 22 channels and stop on any active channel.
When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the scanning function
will stop. To resume scanning Press and hold the
button for one second.
Keypad Lock : To avoid accidentally changing the radio operation, press the
button for 5 seconds . The icon will appear on the display. When the
is on the
menu function the
and
button will be disabled. When locked, you will be
able to turn the radio off and on, monitor, transmit/receive, and send a call tone. To
unlock, press the
for 5 seconds.
Backlit LCD : Your G-225/227 comes with a backlit LCD Display to enable you to
view the setting in a dark environment. The backlighting can be turned on/off by
pressing the
button. The backlighting will turn on for 5 seconds.
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User Interface
To access the advanced features of your G-225/227, your radio has the following
menu functions:
G-227 only
Mode
Channel
CTCSS
Power
VOX
Vibrate
Roger
1~22
0~38
Hi/Lo
On/Off
On/Off
On/Off
Note : The unit will automatically go to normal mode after 5 seconds of no button activity
during menu setting.
Channel Selection : Your G-225/227 has 22 channels available. To change
channels:
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With the radio on, press
until the current channel segment
flashes.
Use the
or
buttons to change the channel.
Press the PTT button to save the new channel.
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Power Selection : Your G-225/227 has two transmit power levels. To select the
power level on channels 1~7 and 15~22:
•
Press
until the “Pr” appears on the display.
•
Press
or
to select between high and low power levels. The
Hi/Lo icon will alternately appear during setting.
•
Press the PTT button to save and exit.
The HI or LO icon will appear on the display depending on your setting.
Note : On channel 8~14 no power level selection is possible
VOX : VOX (voice operated transmit) operation allows you to transmit without using
the PTT button when using a headset. To enable VOX operation:
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Insert the headset plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks.
•
Set the radio into VOX mode.
To set the radio to VOX Mode, repeatedly press the
button until the VOX icon
flashes on the LCD display. Press the
or
button to turn the VOX on or off,
an “on” or “oF” will appear on the display during setting. The VOX icon will appear
on the LCD display if the radio is set into VOX mode.
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CTCSS Selection : Your G-225/227 has 38 CTCSS codes available. The selected
CTCSS code may be different for each channel. To select a CTCSS code for the
current channel:
•
With the desired channel selected, repeatedly press
until the
current CTCSS Code number flashes.
•
Use the
or
button to change the CTCSS code number.
•
Press the PTT button to save the new CTCSS Code or press the
repeatedly until you exit the menu.
Note : Selecting a CTCSS code of “oF” will disable the the CTCSS feature. To
communicate between two , both the channel and CTCSS code selections must be
the same. To communicate with other models and brands of radios the actual radio
frequency and CTCSS frequency must be matched. The frequency chart at the back
of this book are included to help with this selection. In general, the first fourteen
channel selections may be used to communicate with most FRS radios.
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Vibrate Alert (G-227 only): Your G-227 is equipped with a Vibrate alert for silent
operation of the radio. The radio will vibrate when receiving a call tone transmission
instead of emitting a call tone sound. To set the unit at Vibrate alert mode:
•
Press the
button repeatedly until the Vibrate icon flashes on the
display.
•
Press the
or
button to set the Vibrate alert on or off, an
“on” or “oF” will appear on the display during setting.
•
Press the PTT button to save and exit.
The Vibrate alert icon will appear on the display when unit is in vibrate mode.
Roger Beep Tone : Whenever you release the PTT button, a “Roger Beep” tone
may be transmitted to let your friends know you are finished talking. To enable the
Roger Beep, press the
button repeatedly until the “rb” appears on the display.
Press the
and
to set the Roger Beep tone on or off. An “on” or “oF”
will appear on the display during setting.
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External Speaker/Microphone Jack : Your G-225/227 can be used with an optional
external speaker/microphone or headset, freeing your hands for other tasks. To use
an optional / speaker / microphone or headset:
•
Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC
jacks
•
Place the earbud into your ear, and
adjust the mic into your desired
position.
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SOLUTION
No Power
- Check battery installation and/or replace batteries
Cannot Receive
Messages
- Confirm the radios have the same channel settings.
- Make sure the you are with in range of the other transceivers.
- Buildings and other may interfere with your communication.
Radio is not
responding to
button presses
- Make sure key lock is not on. See “Keypad Lock” (Page 12).
- Radio might need to be reset. Turn radio off then on.
- Ensure accessory microphone is set properly
Display is dim
- Reposition or replace batteries.
Charger not
functioning
- Contacts on the bottom of the radio they may require cleaning.
- Ensure the outlet the charger is plugged into is functioning properly.
- Check that the batteries are installed in the radio properly.
•
Slide the clip up into the slot on the back of the radio until the latching
mechanism clicks.
To remove the belt clip:
•
Pull the latching tab outward, then
gently slide the belt clip down
toward the bottom of the radio.
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Technical Specification
A. Specification
Channels
Operating Frequency
Power Source
Output Power
22 Channels
UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz
4 AAA Alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Typically 2 Watts HI, 0.5 Watts LO
B. Current Drain :
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Receive : 150mA max
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Transmit : 900mA max
•
Standby : Average 14mA max
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with a service technician. Many problems can be remedied over the phone without
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C. Operating Time : Based on 900mAH (Alkaline battery) capacity
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Talk Time : 1~1.5 hours
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Receive Time : 12 hours
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Standby Time : 60 hours
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Combined (5-5-90 duty) Time : 15 hours
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Limited Warranty
Channel Frequency Chart
CH. No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CH. Freq.
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
CH. No
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
CH. Freq.
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
462.5500
462.5750
CH. No
17
18
19
20
21
22
CH. Freq.
462.6000
462.6250
462.6500
462.6750
462.7000
462.7250
Freq. (Hz)
118.8
123.0
127.3
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
Code
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
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CTCSS Code Chart
Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Freq. (Hz)
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
Code
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Freq. (Hz)
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
Code
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Freq. (Hz)
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
Code
33
34
35
36
37
38
Freq. (Hz)
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
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vehicle or other mounting.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product,
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to
state.
Note : The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in the United States of America or any of
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