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FCC Information
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE
FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
•This device may not cause harmful interference.
•This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Important: Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by Uniden could void your authority
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 radio to
exceed those limitations. Any adjustments to your radio
must be made by qualified technicians using the proper
test equipment. To be safe and sure:
•Never open your radio’s case.
•Never change or replace anything in your radio
except the batteries.
Your radio might cause TV or radio interference even
when it is operating properly. To determine whether
your radio is causing the interference, turn it off. If the
interference goes away, your radio is causing it. Try to
eliminate the interference by moving your radio away
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from the receiver. If you cannot eliminate the
interference, the FCC requires that you stop using
the radio.
Do not operate the radio in hazardous
environments. Explosion or fire may result.
Do not operate the radio near unshielded
electrical blasting caps. Under certain
conditions, radios can interfere with blasting operations
and may cause an explosion. Turn your radio OFF to
prevent accidental transmission when in a blasting area
or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.”
Construction crews often use remote control RF
devices to set off explosives.
Care and Safety: To clean the radio, use a soft cloth
dampened with water. Do not use cleaners or solvents
because they can harm the body of the unit and leak
inside, causing permanent damage. Use a dry, lint-free
cloth to clean the battery contacts. Do not submerge
the unit in water. If the unit gets wet, turn it off and
remove the batteries immediately. Dry the battery
compartment with a soft cloth to minimize potential
water damage. Leave the battery compartment cover off
overnight to ensure complete drying. Do not use the
radio until the unit is completely dry.
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Controls
1 CHANNEL switch
2 on/off volume
3 tx LED
4 call button
5 MONI button
6 PTT button
7 Microphone
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Low Battery Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Belt Clip Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
•Turning the Radio On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
•Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
•Choosing a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
•Talking on Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
•Tone Alert for Incoming Calls . . . . . . . .13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the Uniden
FRS1200 series family radio. This product is a
lightweight, palm-sized radio you can carry almost
anywhere. Use it at shopping malls, amusement
parks, or sporting events to stay in contact with
family and friends, or in a neighborhood watch for
vital communication. This compact, state-of-theart device is equipped with the following features:
•2 Channels
•Two-way conversation
•1/2 watt output power
•Up to 2 mile range*
•LED indicator
•30 hours of operation**
* Range may vary depending on environmental and/or
topographical conditions.
** 5/5/90 duty cycle
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Optional Accessories
Your package contains the FRS1200 series radio,
this reference guide and the accompanying belt
clip. You will need to purchase 3 AA Alkaline
batteries in order to operate the unit. You may
also purchase the optional carrying case from
your Uniden dealer or by calling (800)554-3988:
Belt clip and screw
FRS Unit
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Battery Installation
Your FRS1200 series radio uses 3 AA
Alkaline batteries for power.
To install the batteries:
1. Make sure your radio is off.
Do not mix old and new batteries to avoid
damage to the unit.
2. Unlatch the clip
and slide the
battery cover off.
3. Insert 3 AA batteries
according to the
polarity symbols on
the inside of the
battery compartment.
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4. Replace the battery
cover by pushing it
up until it is secure,
then latch the clip
in place.
Low Battery Alert
When the batteries in the unit are low, the
unit will emit a chirping sound. Replace the
batteries immediately to continue using
the radio.
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Belt Clip Installation
Because you will most likely use your radio
when you are out and about, the unit comes
equipped with a belt clip to securely fasten
the unit to your belt, pocket or purse.
To attach the belt clip:
1. Insert the belt clip
screw into the slot
on the belt clip.
2. Align the screw with
the hole on the back
of the radio and
turn it clockwise,
using a Phillips
screwdriver to
secure the belt clip.
Do not over-tighten.
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3. The belt clip can be
attached so that it
rests vertically
or horizontally. Turn
the screw counterclockwise to loosen
the belt clip and
change its position.
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Using Your Radio
In order to get the most out of your new
radio, read this reference guide completely
before attempting to operate the unit.
Turning the Radio On
1. Turn the on/off
volume control
clockwise to turn
the unit on.
The unit sounds
and the tx LED
lights for
0.5 second.
The tx LED will flash every five seconds
during standby to remind you the unit is on.
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2. Turn the control
counterclockwise
to turn the unit off.
Adjusting the Volume
1. Press the MONI
button to hear
background noise.
2. Turn the on/off
volume control
clockwise to increase
the volume,
counterclockwise to
decrease the volume.
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3. Turn the on/off
volume control
counterclockwise to
decrease the volume.
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Choosing a Channel
Your radio has 2 channels you can use to talk
to others. In order to speak to someone, each
of you must be set to the same channel.
To choose a channel for the FRS1200 series:
1. Locate the channel
selector switch at the
top of the unit.
2. Move the switch to the left for channel 1
or to the right for channel 2.
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Talking on Your Radio
To talk to others using the radio:
1. Press and hold
the PTT button
and speak into the
microphone. The
tx LED lights.
2. When you finish speaking, release the
PTT button. Your party cannot send
messages through while the PTT button
is pressed.
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Tone Alert for Incoming Calls
Your FRS1200 series radio is equipped with
a call feature which informs you of an
incoming call. A call tone will sound when
someone in your party is trying to reach you.
To use this feature to
contact someone in
your party, press the
call button. The tx
LED lights.
This feature is only enabled when both radios
are on the same channel.
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Troubleshooting
If your phone is not performing to your
expectations, please try these simple steps.
Problem
No power
Message
not transmitted
Message
not received
Hearing other
conversations
or noise
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Solution
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Make sure the PTT button
is completely pressed as
you transmit.
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Confirm radios have the
same channel.
• Make sure PTT is not
inadvertently being pressed.
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Obstructions, operating indoors
or in vehicles may interfere with
communication. Change
your location.
• Check to make sure volume is
turned up.
• Shared channel may be in use.
Try another.
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Problem
Limited
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Solution
• Street/concrete structures, heavy
foliage and use in buildings and
in vehicles will decrease range.
Check for clear line of sight to
improve transmission.
• Wearing the radio close to the
body, such as in a pocket or on a
belt will decrease range. Change
the location of radio.
Heavy static
• Radios are too close. Radios must
or interference
be at least 5 feet apart. Increase
your distance.
• Radios are too far apart.
Obstacles interfere with
transmission. Talk range is
up to 2 miles in clear,
unobstructed conditions.
At Uniden, we’ll take care of you!
If you need any assistance with this product, please call
our Customer Hotline at:
1-800-297-1023
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT
TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.
Our Uniden representatives will be happy to help you
with any matters regarding the operation of this unit.
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Specifications
Description
Channels
Channel Frequencies
Talk range
Power Source
Out Power
Battery Life
2
UHF - CH1: 462.5625 MHz
CH2: 462.5875 MHz
Up to 2 Miles *
3AA Alkaline Batteries
500mW
30 Hours (5/5/90 duty cycle)
* Range may vary depending on environmental and/or
topographical conditions.
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One Year Limited Warranty
Important: Evidence of original purchase is required
for warranty service.
WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION
(“Uniden”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for one
year, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to
be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with
only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original
user shall terminate and be of no further effect 12
months after the date of original retail sale. The warranty
is invalid if the Product is (A) damaged or not maintained
as reasonable or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used
as part of any conversion kits, subassemblies, or any
configurations not sold by Uniden, (C) improperly
installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other
than an authorized Uniden service center for a defect or
malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) used in any
conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any
system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or
programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the
owner’s manual for this product.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product
does not conform to this warranty at any time while this
warranty is in effect, warrantor will either, at its option,
repair or replace the defective unit and return it to you
without charge for parts, service, or any other cost
(except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or
its representatives in connection with the performance of
this warranty. Warrantor, at its option, may replace the
unit with a new or refurbished unit. THE LIMITED
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WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE SOLE AND
ENTIRE WARRANTY PERTAINING TO THE PRODUCT
AND IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER,
WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR ARISING BY
OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR
PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some
states do not allow this exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state. This warranty is void outside the
United States of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF
WARRANTY: If, after following the instructions in the
owner’s manual you are certain that the Product is
defective, pack the Product carefully (preferably in its
original packaging). The Product should include all parts
and accessories originally packaged with the Product.
Include evidence of original purchase and a note
describing the defect that has caused you to return it. The
Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable
means, to warrantor at:
Uniden America Corporation
4700 Amon Carter Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76155
(800) 297-1023, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Time,
Monday through Friday
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