Owner’s Manual
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.
Model G-223
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.
FEATURES
22 Channels
Scan
22 Key Pad Lock
Call Alert
Power HI/LO
Roger Beep Tone
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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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Charging the Batteries
Operation
Problems & Solution
Technical Specification
Frequency and Charts
Warranty Information
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Accessories – Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill
in the form on the following page and mail it to our address.
Index
Accessories
Accessories order form
Introduction
FCC Licensing Information
Controls and Buttons
LCD Display
Installing Batteries
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9
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11-15
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AVP-2
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One Dual Desk Charger
2 Rechargeable battery packs
1 AC Adapter
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$39.95
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ACCESSORIES ORDER FORM
Introduction
Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/Master Card information and mail to the address below.
Please DO NOT sent cash or checks. Make Money Order to Midland Radio Corporation.
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Qty
Item
AVP-2
Price
Total
$39.95
Sub-Total
Tax (MO, CO, IL, FL only)
S&H (U.S. only)
Total
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$ _______8.95
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FCC Licensing Information
Mail To:
Midland Radio Corporation
Consumer. Dept.
1120 Clay St.
N. Kansas City MO 64116
---------------Or Call 816.241.8500.
---------------To order online go to
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Your G-223 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-223 is designed for reliable
and trouble-free performance.
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Your G-223 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
Key Pad Lock Icon
Use
to:
- Turn On/Off the Radio
- Enter/Exit the menu
Transmit (TX) Icon
Use
to:
- Talk on the Radio
- Send a Call Tone
- Save a setting
Use
to:
- Scan for active
channels
- Lock the key pad
Channel Indicator
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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Installing Batteries
Charging the batteries (Optional NiMH battery Pack Only)
Your G-223 radio operates with either 4 AAA Alkaline Batteries or optional NiMH
battery pack. The belt clip should be removed (page 15) 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, or install the optional
battery pack.. 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
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Your G-223 is equipped to allow using a rechargeable NiMH battery pack, which can be
recharged by a Desktop Charger (not included). Batteries must be charged when the low
battery icon flashes on the display.
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.
2. Do not attempt to charge Alkaline batteries or any battery pack 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 at the
same channel.
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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.
Scan : Your G-223 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.
Call Tone : Your G-223 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.
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User Interface
To access the advanced features of your G-223, your radio has the following menu
functions:
Mode
Channel
Power
Roger
1~22
Hi/Lo
On/Off
Power Selection: Your G-223 has two transmit power levels. To select the power
level on channels 1~7 and 15~22:
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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 : The unit will automatically go to normal mode after 5 seconds of no button activity
during menu setting.
Channel Selection : Your G-223 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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Belt Clip :
Slide the clip up into the slot on the back of the radio until the latching
mechanism clicks.
To remove the belt clip:
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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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PROBLEM
To install the belt clip:
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Note : On channel 8~14 no power level selection is possible
Pull the latching tab outward, then
gently slide the belt clip down
toward the bottom of the radio.
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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 that you are with in range of the other transceivers.
- Buildings and other obstructions 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 power off then on.
Display is dim
- Reposition or replace batteries.
Charger not
functioning
- Contacts on the bottom of the radio may require cleaning.
- Ensure the outlet the charger is plugged into is functioning properly.
- Check that the batteries are installed in the radio properly.
If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please call first and speak
with a service technician. Many problems can be remedied over the phone without
returning the unit for service.
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Technical Specification
A. Specification
Channels
Operating Frequency
Power Source
Output Power
Channel Frequency Chart
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
Transmit : 900mA max
Standby : Average 14mA max
CH. No
CH. Freq.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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
C. Operating Time : Based on 900mAH (Alkaline battery) capacity
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Talk Time : 1~1.5 hours
Receive Time : 12 hours
Standby Time : 60 hour
Combined (5-5-90 duty) Time : 15 hours
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Limited Warranty
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Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, any Midland FRS/GMRS
transceiver which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within One Year following the initial
consumer purchase. This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak or abuse.
This warranty does not include any carrying cases, earphones, or antennas, which may be a part of or
included with the warranted product, or the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the product in a
vehicle or other mounting.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product,
freight prepaid, along with proof of purchase to:
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Warranty Service Department
1120 Clay Street
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
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
the territories or possessions thereof, or from a U.S. Military exchange.
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Tel: (816) 241-8500
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N. Kansas City MO 64116
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Note: Features & Specifications are subject to Change without notice. MIDLAND is not
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