X-TRA TALK ® LXT376/440 Series GMRS/FRS Radio OWNER'S MANUAL M SCAON N www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 Introduction Important Notice, FCC Licensing LCD Display Controls Battery Installation Installing the Belt Clip Charging the Optional Battery Pack Low Battery Level Indicator Operating Your Radio External Speaker/Microphone Jack Troubleshooting Guide Use and Care Specifications and Frequency Charts Warranty Information MIDLAND Family Products Accessories Accessories Order Form 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 - 13 14 15 15 16 -17 18 19 19 - 21 23 Page 2 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® Welcome to the world of Midland electronics Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND product. Your 2-way radio represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech engineering. Designed for GMRS (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 two-way radio is designed for reliable and trouble-free performance for years to come. Features - 22 GMRS/FRS Channel 121 Privacy Codes (38 CTCSS / 83 DCS) VOX Selectable Call Alert NOAA Weather Radio NOAA Weather Alert Scan Function MONITOR Function Roger Beep Tone Silent Operation Keypad Lock Power HI/LO Settings Speaker / Microphone Jacks Battery Meter / Battery Low Indicator 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 that may cause undesired operation. To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, for body-worn operation, this radio has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with Midland Radio Corp. accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines. (Tested with Headset Model: AVP-1) Page 3 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® IMPORTANT NOTICE, FCC LICENSE REQUIRED FOR GMRS OPERATION The LXT376/440 Series operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. You must be licensed prior to operating on channels 1 - 7 or 15 - 22, which comprise the GMRS channels of the LXT376/440 Series. Serious penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules, as stipulated in the Communications Act's Sections 501 and 502 (amended). You will be issued a call sign by the FCC which should be used for station identification when operating the radio on GMRS channels. You should also cooperate by engaging in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel interference with other GMRS users, and being prudent with the length of their transmission time. To obtain a license or ask questions about the license application, contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCC's website: http://www.fcc.gov and request form 605. Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy Your Midland radio is designed to comply with the following national and international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human being to radio frequency electromagnetic energy: - United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal Regulations: 47 CFR part 2 sub-part J - American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992 - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE) C95. 1-1999 Edition - National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) of the United States, Report 86, 1986 - International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1998 To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population or uncontrolled environment exposure limits, transmit no more than 50% of the time. The radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting. IMPORTANT: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by MIDLAND RADIO CORP. could void your right to operate this unit. Your radio is set up to transmit a regulated signal on an assigned frequency. It is against the law to alter or adjust the settings inside the COMMUNICATOR to exceed those limitations. Any adjustment to your radio must be made by qualified technicians. Page 4 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® LCD DISPLAY 6 1 2 7 3 8 4 9 10 5 1. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY LOCK mode is on. 2. VOX ICON – Indicates when VOX mode is active. 3. NOAA WEATHER (WX) BAND ICON– Indicates when the radio is in Weather Band mode. 4. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from 1~22 on GMRS/FRS band (1~10 on WX band). 5. PRIVACY CODE – Indicates Privacy Code selected by user (oF~38/oF~83). 6. BATTERY METER – Indicates the battery level. 7. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates radio is receiving a transmission. 8. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates radio is transmitting a signal. 9. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ICON – Indicates TX Power setting (H/L) 10. PRIVACY CODE ICON – Indicates Privacy Code setting (CTCSS/DCS). CONTROLS 15 16 11 17 12 13 18 19 11. PTT Button – Press and hold to transmit voice communication. 12. CALL/LOCK Button – Press to send a CALL Alert signal. Press and hold to turn KEY LOCK on/off. 13. MIC – Built-in microphone. 14. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker. 15. ANTENNA. 16. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC/CHG. JACK 17. POWER / MENU Button – Press and hold for at least 3 seconds to turn the radio on/off. Press momentarily to access Menu mode. 18. MONITOR/SCAN Button – Press to enter SCAN mode. Press and hold to enter MONITOR mode 19. UP and DOWN Button – Make adjustments in MENU mode. 14 Page 5 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® BATTERY INSTALLATION Your LXT376/440 Series radio operates with either 4 AAA alkaline batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be removed (see below) to ease installation or removal of the batteries. To install the batteries: 1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see diagram below) for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover by pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the radio. 2. Insert 4 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing the batteries incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or may damage the unit. 3. Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the belt clip, making sure it locks into place. BELT CLIP LOCK TAB BATTERY COMPARTMENT BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER Press here and push down to open BELT CLIP LATCH INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip up into the slot on the back of the radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT CLIP, press the LOCK TAB up, then gently pull the belt clip down toward the bottom of the radio. Page 6 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK Your LXT376/440 Series is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack which can be recharged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack, or with optional desktop charger (as described below). Initial charge time is 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, we recommend charging the battery pack when the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger when the charge time expires. To charge using a Desktop Charger: 1. Place the rechargeable battery packs in the radios. 2. Connect the AC adapter into an AC wall outlet. 3. Insert the AC adapter plug (or DC Cigarette Lighter adapter if charging in vehicle) into the desktop charger jack. 4. Place the units into the desktop charger slot and note that the LED indicator with RED color will light up, indicating charging function. In order to ensure that the battery pack is fully charged, it is recommended that the battery pack be charged for at least 12 hours with the radio turned OFF. ! 1. Only use our NiMH battery pack. 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 to the radio. 3. For long term storage of the radio, turn the radio OFF and remove the batteries from the radio. BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR Your LXT376/440 Series has a BATTERY LEVEL METER that shows the battery power level. The greater the number of bars visible, the stronger the battery level. When the battery level is low, the Battery Shell icon will flash in the display indicating your batteries should be replaced or recharged if using a rechargeable battery pack. Page 7 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® OPERATING YOUR RADIO POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME Press the POWER/MENU button for at least 3 seconds to turn the radio on/off. During Power On, the radio will beep 2 times with different tones, the LCD will display all icons for 1 second and the LCD display will indicate the last channel selected. To increase/decrease the volume level, press the / button during RX or STANDBY mode. TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CALL To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel and Privacy Code. 1. For maximum clarity, hold the radio 2 to 3 inches from your mouth. 2. Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a normal voice into the microphone. The TX icon will appear continuously on the LCD Display while transmitting. 3. To receive a call, release the PTT button. The RX icon will appear on the display when your radio is receiving a transmission. ABOUT RANGE Your LXT Series radios are designed to give you maximum range under optimum conditions. Optimum Conditions are: l Over water l Open rural areas without obstructions l Flat areas where you can see the other person To ensure you get maximum range: l Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries - low batteries will cause low power conditions l Be sure you are on a GMRS channel - FRS channels are restricted by the FCC to low power l Be sure to set your radio to use Hi power. Page 8 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® LXT376/440 SERIES QUICK REFERENCE CHART MENU Press Menu button when in WX Band WX Channel 1~10 Channel Privacy 1~22 WX Alert On/Off Power VOX Roger Beep Call Alert Silent Operation H/L oF/1/2/3 On/Off 1~5 On/Off CTCSS oF~38 DCS oF~83 WX Band On/Off MONITOR Pressing and holding the MONITOR button for 3 seconds will let you hear noise so you can adjust the volume level of the radio when not receiving a signal. This could also be used to check any activity on your current channel before transmitting. Press and hold the MONITOR button for 3 seconds again to get out of MONITOR mode. SCAN Your LXT376/440 Series can scan all 22 channels for activity. To enter, quickly press the SCAN button. Repeat the same procedure to exit. Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 22 channels and stop on any active channel for 4 seconds before resuming scan. When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the scanning function will stop and remain on the active channel. To resume scanning, quickly press the SCAN button. CALL ALERT Your LXT376/440 Series can transmit a call alert for a fixed length of time. To send a call alert, press the CALL button. The TX icon will appear while transmitting a call alert and a tone can be heard on the speaker for confirmation. KEYPAD LOCK To avoid accidentally changing the radio setting, press the LOCK button for 4 seconds. The KEY LOCK icon will appear on the display. PTT and CALL will still be active. Repeat the same procedure to unlock the keypad. Page 9 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® CHANNEL SELECTION (GMRS/FRS BAND) Press the MENU button once, and then the / buttons to select one of the 22 GMRS/FRS channels. To confirm the selection, press the PTT button or press the MENU button again to move to the next feature setting. SETTING PRIVACY CODES Your LXT376/440 Series has 121 Privacy Codes available. The selected Privacy Code may be different for each channel. To select a Privacy Code for the current channel press the MENU button twice, and then the / buttons to select one of the 38 CTCSS Privacy Code. Press again the MENU button and the / button to select one of the 83 DCS Privacy Code. The Privacy Code icon on the display will indicate whether you set your Privacy Code in CTCSS or DCS mode. To confirm the selection, press the PTT button or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting. ! Note : If you select any CTCSS Privacy Code, any pre-selected DCS Privacy Code will be cancelled and vice-versa. Selecting a Privacy Code of "oF" will disable the Privacy feature. To communicate between two LXT376/440 Series radios, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel and Privacy Code selections. TRANSMIT (TX) POWER LEVEL SELECTION Your LXT376/440 has 2 power level settings. To select the power level on channels 1~7 and 15~22, press the MENU button until a “Pr” icon will appear blinking on the display. Then press the / buttons to select TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL icon (H: Hi/L: Lo). To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting. When the PTT button is pressed during Low Battery Level condition, the TX Power will automatically switch from Hi(H) to Lo(L) level. ! Note : You cannot adjust the power setting on the FRS channels (8~14). They are set to Low power per FCC regulations. Page 10 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® VOX Your LXT376/440 Series has 3 VOX level settings: (oF/1/2/3). To set VOX, press the MENU button until the display shows “VOX” blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “1”,“2” or “3” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting. VOX will be more sensitive on the “1” setting than on the “3” setting. To turn VOX off, press the MENU button until the display shows “VOX” blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display, a “1”,“2” or “3” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting. ROGER BEEP (end of transmission) TONE When the PTT button is released, the radio will beep to confirm to other users that your transmission has finished. To turn the ROGER BEEP tone on, press the MENU button until the display shows an “rb” icon while on the right of the “rb” display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU button to move to the next feature setting. To turn the ROGER BEEP tone off, press the MENU button until the display shows an “rb” icon while on the right of the “rb” display, an “on” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU button to move to the next feature setting. Page 11 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® CALL ALERT SELECTION Your LXT376/440 Series has 5 selectable CALL ALERTS. To select, press the MENU button until a “CA” icon appears and to the right of the “CA” icon the current CALL ALERT setting is displayed. Then press the / buttons to make the CALL ALERT selections - the radio will emit a corresponding tone for each selection. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU button to move to the next feature setting. SILENT OPERATION Your LXT376/440 Series has a SILENT OPERATION mode. In this mode, all “beeps” and “tones” are disabled. To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode on, press the MENU button until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP” display, an “on” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key or MENU button. To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode off, press the MENU button until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP” display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons and push the PTT key or MENU button. NOAA WEATHER RADIO Your LXT376/440 Series has a NOAA WEATHER RADIO function, to enable user to receive weather reports from designated NOAA stations. To turn the NOAA WEATHER (WX) RADIO on, press the MENU button until the WX Band icon appear while in the right an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons and push the MENU button to confirm. The display will show the current WX Band channel setting and the WX Band icon. While on WX Band mode press the MENU button once, and then the / buttons to select one of the 10 NOAA WEATHER (WX) BAND channels. To turn the NOAA WEATHER RADIO off, press the PTT button. The current GMRS/FRS radio setting will be displayed and the WX BAND icon will go off. Page 12 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® NOAA WEATHER ALERT Your LXT376/440 has a NOAA WEATHER ALERT function, to enable you to automatically receive weather alert from designated NOAA stations. To turn the NOAA WEATHER (WX) ALERT on, press the MENU button twice while in WX Band. The display shows "AL", while on the right an "oF" icon appears blinking. Select "on" by pressing the / buttons. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU. The radio will return to WX BAND and the WX BAND icon will continue blinking. If the radio receives a WX ALERT signal from a designated NOAA station while on GMRS/FRS Radio mode, the radio will beep for 10 seconds while an "AL" and "In" icon appear on the display, after which will automatically go to WX BAND. If any button is pressed during beeping while on GMRS/FRS Radio mode, the radio will automatically go to WX BAND. To turn the NOAA WEATHER (WX) ALERT off, press the MENU button twice while in WX Band. The display shows "AL", while on the right an "on" icon appears blinking. Select "oF" by pressing the / buttons. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU. Page 13 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MICROPHONE JACK Your LXT376/440 Series 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: l Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks l Place the earbud into your ear, and adjust the mic into your desired position. Page 14 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM SOLUTION No Power - Check battery installation and/or replace batteries Cannot Receive Messages - Confirm the radios have the same channel and Privacy Code settings. - Make sure that you are within range of the other transceivers. - Buildings and other structures may interfere with your communication. (See ABOUT RANGE on Page 8) - Make sure key lock is not on. See "Keypad Lock" (Page 9). - Radio might need to be reset. Turn radio off then on. - Ensure accessory microphone is set properly Radio is not responding to button presses Display is dim - Recharge or replace batteries. Charger not functioning - Contacts on the bottom of the radio may require cleaning. - Ensure the outlet where the charger is plugged into is functioning properly. - Check that the battery pack is installed in the radio properly. USE AND CARE 1. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio 2. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio. 3. Do not immerse the radio in water. 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. 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. Page 15 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® SPECIFICATIONS Channels 22 GMRS/FRS Channels +121 Privacy Codes 10 NOAA Weather (WX) Band Channels Operating Frequency UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz Power Source 4 AAA Alkaline or 4.8V Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz) 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 * Channels 8~14 are low-power FRS license free channels NOAA WEATHER (WX) RADIO FREQUENCY CHART (MHz) CH. No 1 2 3 4 5 CH. Freq. 162.550 162.400 162.475 162.425 162.450 CH. No 6 7 8 9 10 CH. Freq. 162.500 162.525 161.650 161.775 163.275 * Channel 8,9 and 10 are designated Canadian Marine Frequencies PRIVACY CODES FREQUENCY CHART (Hz) Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Freq. 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. 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. 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 Freq. 156.7 162.2 167.9 173.8 179.9 186.2 192.8 203.5 Code 33 34 35 36 37 38 Freq. 210.7 218.1 225.7 233.6 241.8 250.3 Note: Privacy codes can be programmed for use on any channel Page 16 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® DCS PRIVACY CODE CHART No. CODE No. CODE No. CODE 1 023 29 174 57 445 2 025 30 205 58 464 3 026 31 223 59 465 4 031 32 226 60 466 5 032 33 243 61 503 6 043 34 244 62 506 7 047 35 245 63 516 8 051 36 251 64 532 9 054 37 261 65 546 10 065 38 263 66 565 11 071 39 265 67 606 12 072 40 271 68 612 13 073 41 306 69 624 14 074 42 311 70 627 15 114 43 315 71 631 16 115 44 331 72 632 17 116 45 343 73 654 18 125 46 346 74 662 19 131 47 351 75 664 20 132 48 364 76 703 21 134 49 365 77 712 22 143 50 371 78 723 23 152 51 411 79 731 24 155 52 412 80 732 25 156 53 413 81 734 26 162 54 423 82 743 27 165 55 431 83 754 28 172 56 432 - - Note: Privacy codes can be programmed for use on any channel Page 17 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® LIMITED WARRANTY 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 Three Years following the initial consumer purchase. This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak or abuse. Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of purchase, including any antennas, chargers, or earphones. This warranty does not include 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, prepaid freight, along with proof of purchase to: Midland Radio Corporation Warranty Service Department 5900 Parretta Drive Kansas City, MO 64120 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. Midland Radio Corporation 5900 Parretta Drive Kansas City, MO 64120 Tel: (816) 241-8500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.midlandradio.com Page 18 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® ACCESSORIES Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill in the form on the following page and mail it to our address. AVP-6 6 - 1 Dual Desk Charger 2 Rechargeable battery packs 1 AC Adapter 1 DC Cigarette lighter adapter - $39.99 Page 19 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® AVP-1 1 - 2 Over the Ear Mic. Headsets w/ PTT - $19.99 AVP-H H1 - 1 Open Face Helmet Microphone Kit - $49.99 AVP-H H2 - 1 Closed Face Helmet Microphone Kit - $49.99 Page 20 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® AVP-H H3 - 2 Surveillance Headset - $39.99 AVP-H H4 - 2 Ear Wrap Headset - $39.99 AVP-H H5 - 2 Behind the Head Headset - $39.99 Page 21 www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series Page 22 ® www.midlandradio.com Model LXT376/440 Series ® ACCESSORIES ORDER FORM Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/MasterCard information and mail to the address below. Please DO NOT send cash or checks. Make Money Order to Midland Radio Corporation. Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State _____Zip Code _____________ Tel: ______________________ email: ___________________________ CC# _____________________ Type: __________ Exp. ____________ Qty Item Price AVP-1 $19.99 AVP-6 $39.99 AVP-H1 $49.99 AVP-H2 $49.99 AVP-H3 $39.99 AVP-H4 $39.99 AVP-H5 $39.99 Sub-Total Tax (MO, CO, IL, FL only) S&H Total Mail To: Midland Radio Corporation Consumer Dept. 5900 Parretta Drive Kansas City, MO 64120 ---------------Or Call 816.241.8500. ---------------To order online go to www.midlandradio.com ___________ ___________ _____ $14.95 (Applies to Domestic U.S. only. For Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico S&H will be $36.25 for 1lb and $64.25 for 2lbs or more). 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