Midland LXT 300 Series Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
Model LXT 300/315 FRS/GMRS Radio
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22 Channels
Channel Scan
Auto Squelch
Auto Battery Save
Keypad Lock
Roger Beep
Mic/Headphone Jack
3 Call Alerts
Keystroke Tones
Water Resistant
Backlit Display
Silent Operation
Monitor
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Index
Introduction
FCC Information
Controls and Buttons
LCD
Belt Clip
Installing Batteries
Charging the Batteries
Operation, Volume, Talking/
Listening and Monitor
Call Alert, Scan and Keypad Lock
User Interface
Channel Selection, Keystroke Tone,
and Roger Beep
External Speaker/Microphone
Jack
Troubleshooting
Technical Specification
Channel Frequency Chart
Accessories
Accessories Order Form
Warranty
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of a high-quality Midland GMRS radio. Your
LXT-300/315 represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech engineering. Designed
for General Mobile Radio Service operation, this compact package is big in
performance. It is a quality piece of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed
with the finest components. The circuitry is all solid-state and mounted on a
rugged printed circuit board. Your LXT-300/315 is designed for reliable and
trouble- free performance.
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FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device does not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this radio must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, for bodyworn 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.
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FCC Information Cont…
Your LXT-300/315 operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
Frequencies and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC requires that all operators
using General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies obtain a radio
license before operating their equipment for business, personal, or
recreational use.
A GMRS license held by an individual may be shared by immediate family
members. To obtain the application forms and instructions or for questions
concerning licensing, please contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-2255322), or go to http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/prs/genmbl.html.
Use and Care
1. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio.
2. Do not immerse the radio in water.
3. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio
4. Dry the radio with dry lint-free cloth should it get wet.
5. Turn off the radio and remove the batteries during long-term storage
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Controls and Buttons
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Controls and Buttons Cont…
Button
Talk/Call
Scan/Lock
Volume
Down
Volume Up
Menu/
Monitor
Power on/off
Ext.Speaker
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Description
Talk on the radio
Send a call tone
Save a setting
Scan for active channels
Lock the key pad
Decrease the volume
Scroll through the menu
Increase the volume
Scroll through the menu
Enter/Exit the menu
To monitor channel activity
Turn on/off the radio
To use external ear-microphone
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LCD Display
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Belt Clip
To install the belt clip, slide the clip up into the slot on the back of the radio until
the latching mechanism clicks. To remove the belt clip, pull the latching tab
outward, then gently slide the belt clip down toward the bottom of the radio.
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Installing Batteries
Your LXT-300/315 radio operates with either four AAA alkaline batteries or a
NiMH rechargeable battery pack. To install the batteries:
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip by sliding it
off of the unit. Then un-lock the locking-latch, and remove the battery
cover.
2. Insert four AAA batteries or the battery pack, observing the polarity as
shown. Installing the batteries incorrectly will prevent the radio from
operating and can damage the unit.
3. Return the battery cover and lock the locking latch.
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Charging the batteries
Your LXT-300/315 is equipped to allow using a rechargeable NiMH battery
pack which can be recharged by the A/C desktop charger. Batteries must be
charged when the low battery icon flashes on the display. Do not charge
alkaline batteries of any kind in the radio.
To charge through a desktop charger: (included in the LXT300VP3 and LXT315VP3
only)
1. Connect the AC adapter into an A/C wall outlet.
2. Insert the adapter jack into the desktop charger jack.
3. Place the radios into the desktop charger slot and note that
the desktop charger lights up to indicate charging function.
Note : Only use batteries indicated in this manual.
1. Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any batteries/
battery packs other than the ones indicated in this manual.
This may cause leakage and damage the radio.
2. For long term storage of the radio, turn the radio off and
remove the batteries from the radio.
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Operation
Power On/Off
Press the “Power button” for more than 2 seconds to turn the radio on. Press
“Power button” again for 2 seconds to turn the radio off.
Volume
Press the “Up” button to increase the volume, and press the “Down” button
to decrease the volume during normal operation.
Talking and Listening (Receiving)
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel.
For maximum clarity, hold the radio two to three inches from your
mouth.
Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a normal voice into
the microphone. The TX icon appears continuously on the LCD
display when transmitting.
To receive messages, release the PTT button. The RX icon
appears on the display when your radio is receiving a
transmission.
Monitor
To enable the monitor function, hold down the menu button for 2 seconds. To
take the radio off monitor, repeat process.
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Call Alert
Your LXT-300/315 can transmit a call alert for a fixed length of time. To send a
call alert, press the PTT button twice rapidly. The TX icon appears during the
transmission of a call alert and the alert can be heard on the speaker for
confirmation. To choose a call alert, press the menu button to scroll through to
the call alert screen. Then using the “Up” or “Down” buttons, select one of the
three alerts. To save your selection, press the PTT button.
Scan
Your LXT-300/315 can scan all of the 22 channels to observe for any activity. To
enter the scan mode, press the “SCAN” button. Your radio rapidly scans each of
the 22 channels and stops on any active channel for about 5 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, press the” up” or “down” button. When you are in SCAN
mode, the “SCAN” icon on LCD will be on. To exit the scan mode, press the
“SCAN” button again.
Keypad Lock
To avoid accidentally changing the radio settings, press “SCAN” for 2 seconds.
The “Lock” icon appears on the display. When the ”Lock” is active, the menu
button and the volume up/down buttons are disabled. However, you are still able
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to turn the radio off and on, TX/RX, and send a call tone when the radio is
locked. To unlock, press the “SCAN button” for 2 seconds.
User Interface
To access the advanced features of your LXT-300/315 radio, it has the following
menu functions:
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Channel Selection
Your LXT-300/315 has 22 channels available. To change channels:
With the radio on, press “Menu button” until the current channel segment
flashes.
Use “Up” button or the “Down” button to change the channel.
Press the PTT button to save the new channel.
Keystroke Tone
Whenever you press a button, a “Beep” tone may be heard when this function is
selected. To enable the “Beep tone, press ”Menu” repeatedly until the “Beep
tone Icon” appears on the display. Press the volume up or and volume down
button, to set the beep on or off. To save your selection, press “Menu” again.
Roger Beep Tone
Whenever you release the PTT button, a “Roger Beep” tone may be transmitted
to let your friends know you are finished talking. To enable the Roger Beep,
press ”Menu” repeatedly until the “Roger Beep Icon” appears on the display.
Press Vol. Up or Vol. down button to set the Roger Beep tone on or off. To save
your selection, press PTT.
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External Speaker / Microphone Jack
Your LXT-300/315 can be used with an optional external speaker /microphone or
headset. To use an optional speaker/microphone or headset:
1. Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks.
2. Place the earbud into your ear, and adjust the mic into your desired
position.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
No Power
Cannot Receive
Messages
Radio is not responding
to button presses
Solution
Check battery installation and/or replace batteries
Confirm the radios have the same channel
settings.
Make sure that you are within range of the other
transceivers.
Buildings and other obstructions may interfere
with your communication.
Make sure key lock is not on.
Radio might need to be reset. Turn radio off then
on.
Ensure accessory microphone is set properly
Charger not functioning
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Contacts on the bottom of the radio may require
cleaning.
Ensure the outlet that the charger is plugged into
is functioning properly.
Check that the batteries are installed into the
radio properly.
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Technical Specification
Specification
Channels : 22 channels
Operating Frequency : UHF 462.5500 ~467.7125 MHz
Power Source: four AAA alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Power Output: 1 watt HI, 0.5W on Lo
Current Drain
Receive: 120mA max
Transmit : 600mA max
Standby: Average 20mA max
Operation Time
Talk Time : 1.75 hours (With 4 “AAA” Alkaline batteries)
Receive Time : 9 hours
Standby Time : 53 hours
Combined(5-5-90 duty) Time : 22 hours
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Channel Frequency Chart
CH.No
CH. Freq.
CH. No
CH. Freq.
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462.5625
12
467.6625
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462.5875
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467.6875
3
462.6125
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467.7125
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462.6375
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462.5500
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462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
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462.5750
462.6000
462.6250
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467.5625
467.5875
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462.6500
462.6750
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467.6125
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462.7000
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467.6375
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462.7250
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Accessories – Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill
in the form on the following page and mail it to our address.
AVP-H1-$49.99
Open face helmet
Microphone kit
AVP-H2-$49.99
Closed face helmet
microphone kit
AVP-H3-$39.99
Surveillance Headset
AVP-H4-$39.99
Ear Wrap Headsets
AVP-H5-$39.99
Behind the Head Headset
AVP1-$19.99
Pair of Headsets
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ACCESSORIES ORDER FORM
Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/Master Card 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
AVP-1
AVP-H1
AVP-H2
AVP-H3
AVP-H4
AVP-H5
Price
$19.99
$49.99
$49.99
$39.99
$39.99
$39.99
Sub-Total
Tax (MO, CO, IL, FL only)
S&H (U.S. only)
Total
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Mail To:
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Consumer. Dept.
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
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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.
This warranty does not include any carrying cases, earphones, or antennas, which may have been part of or
included with the warranted product; or the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the product in a
vehicle or other mounting. Accessories (batteries, AC adapter, dual desktop charger) have a limited 90 day
warranty. Under this warranty return the warranted product, freight prepaid, 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: mail@midlandradio.com
URL: www.midlandradio.com
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Midland Radio Corporation
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
Call 816.241.8500
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Note: Features & Specifications are subject to Change without notice. MIDLAND is not
responsible for unintentional errors or omissions on its packaging.
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