Ritron OUTPOST Series Owner`s manual

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JOBCOM ® JMX DISPLAY-SERIES
OWNER'S MANUAL
DISPLAY-SERIES HANDHELDS
COMPACT, ULTRA-SMALL
PROFESSIONAL TWO-WAY RADIOS
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NEW!
EXPANDED TABLE
FREQUENCY LIST
77 UHF & 26 VHF codes
EXTRA FEATURES for
JMX-144D/446D/444D
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)
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ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TO ORDER, CALL 800-USA-1-USA.
BPJS-6N .......... Spare/ Replacement JMX Battery
BPS-6N-SC ...... Spare/ Replacement SST Battery
BPS-6N-MH ..... Replacement High Capacity Battery
RHD-1X
Single Ear Headset
RHD-6X
Behind-the-ear Earset
Single Earbud
RHD-4X
Dual Ear Headset
BPS-6N-SC
Spare Battery
AFS-150 ........... VHF Molded Flex Antenna
AFS-450 ........... UHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X
RHD-4X
RHD-5X
RHD-6X
RHD-8X
RHD-8X
BCJS-AD
Single-Well Drop-in Charger
............ Single Ear Headset
............ Dual Ear Headset
............ Lightweight Over-the-ear Earset /w In-line PTT
............ Lightweight Behind-the-head Earset w/ In-line PTT
............ Lightweight Earbud w/ mic and In-line PTT
RSM-3X ........... Remote Speaker Microphone
REP-2 ............... Low Profile Earphone
BCJS-4AD
4-Well Drop-in Charger
CCL-B ............. Cigarette Lighter Charger
MHC-A ............ Cordura Holster w/beltclip & neck strap
RHD-5X
Over-the-ear Earset
RSM-3X
Remote Speaker Mic
BCJS-4AD ...... 4-Well Drop-in Charger: JMX
BCPS-4AD ...... 4-Well Drop-in Charger: SST
BCPS-AD ......... Single-Well Drop-in Charger: SST (Overnight)
BCC-PS ........... Drop-in High-rate Charger/
Conditioner; for SST Models only
MHC-A
Cordura Holster
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION ..................................................................... PAGE
DESCRIPTION ..................................................................... PAGE
ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories ................................................................................................. i i
BATTERIES
FIG-7: Battery Access and Installation ................................................................ 11
Optional Charging Accessories ............................................................................. 11
Charging ................................................................................................................. 1 2
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning .............................................................. 1 2
INTRODUCTION
JMX "D-Series" Model Numbers .............................................................................. 1
Features ..................................................................................................................... 1
Inspection .................................................................................................................. 1
CONTROL & OPERATION ......................................................................................... 2
FIG-1: Radio Controls and Connectors .................................................................. 2
OPERATION
On-off/ Volume Adjust .............................................................................................. 3
Channel Selection .................................................................................................... 3
Receive ...................................................................................................................... 3
Quiet Call Tone Codes ............................................................................................. 4
Transmit ..................................................................................................................... 4
Radio Alert Tones ..................................................................................................... 4
Optional Alert Tones ................................................................................................. 4
FIG-2: Transmit / Busy Lamp .................................................................................. 4
Scan Channel Operation ......................................................................................... 5
Additional Features .................................................................................................. 5
NOAA WEATHER RADIO
Selecting Your Local NOAA Weather Frequency .................................................. 6
FIG-4: To Select Your Local NOAA Weather Frequency ..................................... 6
FIG-5: NOAA Frequencies ....................................................................................... 6
NOAA Weather Channel ........................................................................................... 6
Weather Alert ............................................................................................................. 6
RADIO PROGRAMMING
FIG-6: How To Place the Radio in Program / Readout Mode ............................. 7
How to Readout Field Programmed Frequency & Tone Codes ........................... 7
How to Field Program Frequency and Tone Codes ............................................... 8
TABLE 1: Programmable Frequency Codes .......................................................... 9
TABLE 2: Programmable QC Tone Codes ........................................................... 1 0
TABLE 3: Programmable DQC Codes .................................................................. 1 0
TABLE 4: Radio Option Codes .............................................................................. 1 0
How to Delete a Channel ....................................................................................... 1 0
How to Field Program Radio Options ................................................................... 1 0
!! CAUTIONS — ALL RADIOS !!
Observe Caution in the Following Environments to Maximize the Life of
Your Radio Equipment .......................................................................................... 1 3
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy ................................................................. 1 3
SPECIAL APPLICATION
How To Field Program 2-Tone Encode Codes
for GateGuard Applications, go to www.ritron.com/gg_04.pdf .......................... 1 4
TABLE 5: Programmable 2-Tone Encode Codes ............................................... 1 4
TROUBLESHOOTING
Notes ........................................................................................................................ 1 5
Chart ........................................................................................................................ 1 5
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC Regulations .................................................................................................... 1 6
Service .................................................................................................................... 1 6
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License ................................................................. 1 6
LIMITED WARRANTY ......................................................................... BACK COVER
TABLES:
1. Programmable Frequency Codes ....................................................................... 9
2. Programmable QC Tone Codes ....................................................................... 1 0
3. Expanded Programmable DQC Codes ............................................................ 1 0
4. Radio Option Codes .......................................................................................... 1 0
5. Programmable 2-Tone Codes .......................................................................... 1 4
FIGURES:
1. Radio Controls and Connectors .......................................................................... 2
2. Transmit / Busy Lamp .......................................................................................... 4
4. To Select Your Local NOAA Weather Frequency ............................................. 6
5. NOAA Frequencies ............................................................................................... 6
6. How to Place the Radio in Program / Readout Mode ..................................... 7
7. Battery Access and Installation ......................................................................... 11
NOTE:
Refer to pages ii and 11 for Accessory information.
Call RITRON
at 800-USA-1-USA
(800-872-1872) for
a complete Accessory
or visit our
website at www.ritron.com
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(800-872-1872)
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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.
JMX "D-SERIES" MODEL NUMBERS
VHF MODELS
JMX 111D ......... (Jobcom)
JMX 141D ......... (Jobcom)
JMX 146D ......... (Jobcom)
JMX 144D ......... (Jobcom)
..... (1-Watt, 1 Channel)
..... (1.5-Watt, 10 Channel)
..... (2-Watt, 10 Channel)
..... (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)
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 9.
VHF band radios are designed to operate between
150 and 162 MHz.
UHF band radios are designed to operate between
450 and 470 MHz.
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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:
• Push-button operating controls. The Push-ToTalk (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.
• Channel display. The LED display will show the
current operating channel, and contains a transmit
/ busy lamp.
• Quick-change battery pack and drop-in
charger capabilities. See Optional Charging
Accessories on page 11.
• 10-channel capability (except JMX-111D). Up to
10 channels can be programmed to contain a
unique channel table frequency and interference
eliminator code.
• QC (Quiet Call) intereference eliminator
codes. Each channel can be programmed from a
list of 50 QC sub-audible codes.
• 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 7) interference eliminator codes, or you can delete a channel altogether.
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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.
• 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.
• 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
Owner's Manual
Examine the equipment immediately after delivery
and report any damage to your shipping company.
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INC.
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(1-800-872-1872)
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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:
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Use only the type of antenna furnished with the
radio. VHF and UHF antennas are not
interchangeable.
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 11.
IMPORTANT:
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JACK COVER
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AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
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CHARGE JACK
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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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 dualear headset. This jack is also used for PC programming.
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The battery pack may be charged through this jack using
the RITRON charger cube. Refer to Accessories, page ii,
for additional charging options.
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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.
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SPEAKER
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MICROPHONE
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DROP-IN CHARGING CAPABILITY
The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows you to
hear calls on your channel.
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.
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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 11.
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RADIO CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
CHARGE THE BATTERY PACK before using the radio for the first time. Refer to Batteries, pages 11 and 12.
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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 10 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 turn-off, press the PTT button while holding
the Off/Volume Down button.
CHANNEL SELECTION
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.
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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 6 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.
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Tone Squelch uses the QC or DQC "tone squelch”
format available on the JMX. This allows you to
screen out “on-channel” broadcasts that do not carry
the correct code programmed for the radio.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
RADIO ALERT TONES
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.
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.
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/446D/444D 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 PTT 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
Last Channel Scanned Alert Tone
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
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 6.
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.
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
option.
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.
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Priority Scanning (Optional)
The JMX-144D/446D/444D 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:
• The first channel in the scan list is the Priority
Channel.
• 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.
• 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.
• Receive and Transmit Frequencies not contained
in Frequency Code Table 1, page 9.
• Wide or narrow band transmit operation can be
set per channel.
Additional PC programmable features available to models
JMX-144D/446D/444D ONLY include:
• Scan Channel Options include scan resume delay
time, busy channel blocking, last active channel beeps,
and priority scanning options.
• Squelch Tightener Receiver carrier squelch can be
adjusted UP or DOWN.
• Transmit Power (JMX-144D and JMX-444D Only)
• Transmit Time Out can be changed or disabled.
• Monitor Lock Out can be set to prevent monitoring
of the channel, only broadcasts with the correct QC or
DQC code can be heard.
• 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.
• Receive Squelch Tone sounds at the end of each
received transmission.
• Transmit Clear To Talk Beep sounds after the PTT
has been pressed.
• Power Saver time can be set or disabled.
• Field Programming can be disabled.
• 4-Hour Inactivity Turn-Off The radio can be set to
turn off automatically if not used for over 4 hours.
• 2-Tone Encode and Decode The radio can be
programmed to send and receive 2-tone paging.
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NOAA WEATHER RADIO
NOAA WEATHER CHANNEL
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
SELECTING YOUR LOCAL NOAA WEATHER
FREQUENCY
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.
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.
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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.
Once a NOAA weather frequency has been selected on
your VHF model radio, a channel is created for listening
to National Weather Service broadcasts.
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START BEEPING.
If you wish to exclude the NOAA Weather Channel
feature, it can be turned off through Field Programming.
WEATHER ALERT
4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE
CHANNEL BUTTON UNTIL THE
BEEPING STOPS, THEN RELEASE
IT & LISTEN.
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2. PRESS & HOLD
THE CHANNEL
BUTTON.
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5. TO FIND THE NEXT ACTIVE
WEATHER CHANNEL, PRESS &
RELEASE THE CHANNEL
BUTTON.
TO SELECT YOUR LOCAL NOAA
WEATHER FREQUENCY
162.450 MHz
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.
5.
Using the Channel button, select the local NOAA
frequency you would like your radio to operate on.
162.475 MHz
162.425 MHz
6.
Turn the radio off by pressing the Volume Down/
Off button.
162.500 MHz
162.550 MHz
7.
When the radio is turned back on all weather
features will operate on the selected NOAA
frequency.
162.525 MHz
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.
If you do not desire Weather Alert, it can be turned off
through Field Programming, refer to page 10.
162.400 MHz
(center)
FIG-5: NOAA FREQUENCIES
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
HOW TO READOUT FIELD PROGRAMMED FREQUENCY & TONE CODES
IMPORTANT
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FIG-6:
page 73
page
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.
3. PRESS & RELEASE THE RADIO WILL
START BEEPING
RAPIDLY.
4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE PUSHTO-TALK BUTTON UNTIL THE
BEEPING STOPS, THEN RELEASE
IT.
5. THE RADIO WILL EMIT A TRIPLE
TONE: IT IS NOW IN PROGRAM/
READOUT MODE.
HOW TO PLACE THE RADIO IN
PROGRAM/READOUT MODE
In this example:
Model:
Radio Type:
Firmware Revision:
25
15
01
NOTE: Radio models with firmware revisions prior to 15.01 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.
CHANNEL
LD
O
/H
FF
O
2. PRESS & HOLD
THE PUSH-TOTALK BUTTON.
1. Place the radio into Program/ Readout Mode by following the instructions in FIG6 at left. A "P" will appear on the LED display as you enter program mode.
FREQUENCY &
TONE CODES
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
CH
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").
RADIO IDENTIFICATION
To talk to other users in your group, all
radios must be set to the same frequency
and Interference Eliminator codes.
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 1 on page 9.
!
The 3rd and 4th digits indicate the tone code; see Table 2 on page 10.
If more than 5 digits JMX-144D/446D/444D Models Only
are displayed, refer
If a 5th digit is displayed, the channel has been programmed for DQC and the
to page 14.
last three digits indicate the DQC code; see Table 3 on page 10.
6. If the channel is PC-programmed for any frequency not listed in Table 1 on
page 9, 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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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 9 to determine the two digit
frequency code and write it down.
12
2. Refer to Table 2 on page 10 to determine the two digit
tone code for 100.0 Hz and write it down.
RADIO IDENTIFICATION
3. Place the radio into Program/ Readout Mode by
following the instructions in FIG-6 on page 7. A "P" will
appear on the LED display as you enter program mode.
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:
Model:
Radio Type:
Firmware Revision:
25
15
01
SELECT CHANNEL
NOTE: Radio models with firmware revisions prior to
15.01 do not display the Radio Identification sequence.
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 1channel radio.
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 indicated 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 indicated 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.
10. Enter the 2nd digit of the tone code (or 2nd 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.
TONE CODE
To match other radios, the owner can select Frequency and Tone Codes from Tables
1, 2 and 3 on pages 9 and 10.
FREQUENCY CODE
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM FREQUENCY & TONE CODES
11. JMX-144D/446D/444D Models Only
FOR DQC CODES ONLY - Enter the 3rd 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.
!
Refer to page 12. Press and release the On/ Volume Up to SAVE your programming
entry. The LED display will briefly show the channel number you
14 for 2-Tone
have just programmed and the radio will sound a triple beep to
programming.
indicate that programming was successful.
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.
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 10.
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
Code
No.
01
02
19
20
21
22
23
00
Code
No.
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
00
VHF MURS **
MHz
Color
Dot
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 *
VHF Business Band
MHz
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 *
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Band
Width
Code
No.
25
25
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
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
Band
Width
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
12.5
12.5
25
UHF Business Band
MHz
Color
Dot
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
J
K
Yellow Dot
Brown Dot
Silver Star
Gold Star
Red Star
Blue Star
White Dot
Black Dot
Orange Dot
Brown Dot
Yellow Dot
J
K
Silver Star
Band
Width
Code
No.
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
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
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.
*
UHF Business Band
MHz
Color
Dot
467.8750
467.9000
467.9250
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
Gold Star
Red Star
Blue Star
Band
Width
Code
No.
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
UHF Business Band
MHz
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 10).
** MURS frequencies - The 5 MURS frequencies do not require an FCC license.
All other frequencies require an FCC license. See page 16 for license information.
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TABLE 2: INTERFERENCE ELIMINATOR
PROGRAMMABLE QC TONE
Code No. Hz
Code
No. Hz
Code No. Hz
CODES
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
00
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
Delete
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
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
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
69.4
159.8
165.5
171.3
177.3
No Tone
183.5
189.9
196.6
199.5
206.5
229.1
254.1
TABLE 3: DIGITAL INTERFERENCE ELIMINATOR
PROGRAMMABLE DQC CODES
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 7 to place
the radio in the Program/ Readout Mode.
1.
Follow the instructions in FIG-6 on page 7 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.
3.
Enter 4-digit code "0000" as described in the "How
to Field Program Frequency & Tone Codes" section
on page 8.
3.
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.
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.
Pause—the display will change and show a hyphen,
you will also hear a short low tone.
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.
Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is
now ready to use.
4.
5.
5.
To delete another channel, repeat steps 2 through 4.
6.
Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is
now ready to use.
OPTION
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
ON
1
Turn Channel Scan
OFF
2
Turn Weather Channel
ON
3
NOTE:
Turn Weather Channel
OFF
4
Turn Weather Alert
ON
5
Turn Weather Alert
OFF
6
Turn Speaker Beep
ON
7
Turn Speaker Beep
OFF
8
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.
TABLE 4: RADIO OPTION CODES
CODE NO.
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BATTERIES
FIG–7: BATTERY ACCESS & INSTALLATION:
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
(A)
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES:
4.
5.
DOOR LATCH
6.
1.
2.
Hold the radio as shown above (A).
3.
Lift and rotate the Battery Access
Door to release it (C).
Use your thumbnail to open the
Door Latch, as shown below (B).
7.
(C)
Use the Pull-tab to pull the battery
pack out of the case (D).
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 as possible.
Spare/ Replacement
Battery Pack
Replace the Battery Access Door.
Secure it by closing the Door Latch
as shown in (B).
Be certain to firmly lock the Door
Latch, as shown in (B).
PULL-TAB
Drop-in Battery Charger
with spacer
(D)
(B)
BOTTOM VIEW OF THE RADIO
LATCH
CLOSED
LATCH
OPEN
Battery
Access
Door
Drop-in Charger
Contacts
JOBCOM JMX Accessories:
BPJS-6N ....................... 700 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BPJS-AD ....................... Drop-in Charger Adapter
Quad Charger .............. 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 an 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 Accessories, opposite. Each battery contact must rest on a charger contact pin.
NOTE:
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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-To-Talk 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 "D-Series"
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 handheld radios generate RF
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.
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 (C95.11992), IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with
Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
American National Standards Institute (C95.31992), IEEE Recommended Practice for the
Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields-RF and Microwave.
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.
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SPECIAL APPLICATION
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM TWO-TONE ENCODE CODES
THIS FEATURE AVAILABLE ON JMX-144D/446D/444D 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/gg_04.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.
2-TONE CODE
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 7 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 2-Tone
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
91
92
93
Code No
94
95
96
Code No
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 properly.
2. • Reception can often be improved if you relocate by a short
distance. This effect is more noticeable inside buildings.
• The range for SST radios 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 2 through 5.
If you think the radio is malfunctioning, check the list below.
Problem
Possible Solutions
GENERAL
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.
• Make sure that the battery is installed correctly, as shown in FIG-7. page 11.
• Recharge or replace the battery. (See pages 11 & 12.)
• 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 2, 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
Battery loses charge sooner
than expected.
•
•
•
•
Review battery charging instructions, page 12.
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 11. (See Note 1.)
ERROR TONES
An error tone sounds when the
radio is first switched on.
An error tone occurs while
transmitting.
• See "Error Tones" on page 4.
• Refer to "Transmitter Time-Out," page 4.
• Refer to "Recharge Battery Alert," page 4.
QUIETCALL
You cannot screen out calls
from users outside of your Quiet
Call group.
You cannot hear Quiet Call
messages while in Quiet Call
(coded) squelch.
Others in your Quiet Call group
cannot hear your Quiet Call
messages.
• Make sure that the channel is programmed with Quiet Call.
• Activate coded squelch. (See Note 7.)
• Confirm that the channel is programmed to detect the same code as the calling
radio(s) transmits. (See Note 7.)
• 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 a 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:
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 7 of this manual.
For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872).
317-846-1201
317-846-4978
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RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
RITRON, INC. ("RITRON") provides the following warranty 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
Portable JMX Display
Series Radios
1 year *
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
RITRON Rechargeable
Batteries
1 year *
RITRON will replace the defective battery
Accessories
90 days *
* After date of purchase
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.
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;
IMPORTANT: This warranty 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 warranty 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 warranty 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 part 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.
• 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;
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW
• Defects or damages in which the serial number has been removed, altered or defaced.
WHERE THIS WARRANTY IS VALID
• Batteries if any of the seals are not intact.
Pub. 14500046
REV. A
09-04
COPYRIGHT© 2003-2004 RITRON, INC.
•
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
RITRON, JOBCOM, QUICK ASSIST, and QUIET CALL ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF RITRON, INC.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty is valid only within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
505 West Carmel Drive • Carmel, IN 46032
P. O. Box 1998 • Carmel, IN 46032
Ph: 317-846-1201 • Fax: 317-846-4978 • Email: ritron@ritron.com
Website: www.ritron.com
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INC.
1-800-USA-1-USA
(1-800-872-1872)
Have
questions?
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