Ritron Jobcom JMX-152 Owner`s manual

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Two channels
2 Watts of power
Quick-change battery
Drop-in charge capable
Weather scan feature (VHF only)
Easy-to-hear, high audio output
Built-in Quiet Call® tone feature
Customer-selectable frequency settings
RITRON JMX/ SST SERIES HANDHELDS
OWNER'S MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION
PAGE
INTRODUCTION
General ................................................................................................... 1
Inspection ............................................................................................... 1
Model Identification ................................................................................ 1
ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories ............................................................................. 1
FIG-1: Belt Clip Installation ................................................................... 1
CONTROL & OPERATION ............................................................................ 2
FIG-2: Radio Controls and Connectors ................................................ 2
OPERATION
Weather Scan (VHF Radios Only) ......................................................... 3
FIG-3: To Scan Weather Frequencies ................................................... 3
What The Radio Tones Mean ................................................................. 3
Quiet Call Tones ..................................................................................... 3
DESCRIPTION
PAGE
BATTERIES
FIG-5: Battery Access and Installation ................................................. 8
Optional Charging Accessories ............................................................. 8
General ................................................................................................... 9
Charging ................................................................................................. 9
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning ................................................. 9
TROUBLESHOOTING
Notes ..................................................................................................... 10
Chart ..................................................................................................... 10
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC Regulations .................................................................................. 11
Service .................................................................................................. 11
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License ................................................. 11
LIMITED WARRANTY ............................................................. BACK COVER
HOW TO DETERMINE FREQUENCY & TONE CODES IN YOUR JMX/ SST
To Read Out (Beep Out) Radio Channel Contents ............................... 4
FIG-4: To Place the Radio in Program/ Readout Mode ........................ 4
FREQUENCY TABLE .................................................................................... 5
QUIET CALL® TONE CODE TABLE ............................................................ 5
HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR JMX/ SST ......................................................... 6
PROGRAMMING ........................................................................................... 7
!! CAUTIONS — ALL RADIOS !! .................................................................. 7
NOTE:
TABLES:
1. Programmable Frequencies and Codes ............................................ 5
2. Quiet Call Codes and Frequencies .................................................... 5
FIGURES:
1. Belt Clip Installation ........................................................................... 1
2. Radio Controls and Connectors ......................................................... 2
3. To Scan Weather Frequencies ........................................................... 3
4. To Place the Radio in Program/ Readout Mode ................................ 4
5. Battery Access and Installation ......................................................... 8
Refer to pages 1 and 8 for Accessory information.
Call RITRON at 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) for a complete Accessory listing.
INTRODUCTION
ACCESSORIES
GENERAL
MODEL IDENTIFICATION
This manual covers Ritron models:
JMX-152/ -452
SST-150/ -450
These radios are compact, programmable two-way
handhelds designed to operate in a professional FM
communications band (VHF or UHF business available).
These handhelds feature push-button operating controls,
with the Push-To-Talk (PTT) and Channel buttons on one
side of the radio, and the On/ Volume Up, Volume Down/
Off and monitor controls on the top. Each radio can be
programmed to contain a unique set of operating
frequencies and options.
All JMX/ SST radios feature quick-change battery pack
and drop-in charger capabilities. See Accessories, at
right.
The model number 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 Chart on page 5.
INSPECTION
Make sure the package includes a radio, antenna,
rechargeable battery pack and belt clip. Examine the
equipment immediately after delivery and report any
damage to your shipping company.
JMX-152 and SST-150 Series radios are designed to
operate on up to two channels within any 5 MHz band
between 150 and 162 MHz.
JMX-452 and SST-450 Series radios are designed to
operate on up to two channels within any 10 MHz band
between 450 and 470 MHz.
MODEL
BAND
JMX-152
VHF
SST-150
VHF
JMX-452
UHF
SST-450
UHF
FIG-1:
PHILLIPS
HEAD
SCREW
BELT
CLIP
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
TO ORDER, CALL 1-800-USA-1-USA
BPJS-6N .......... Spare/ Replacement JMX Battery
BPS-6N-SC ...... Spare/ Replacement SST Battery
AFS-150 ........... VHF Molded Flex Antenna
AFS-450 ........... UHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X ............ Single Ear Headset
RHD-4X ............ Dual Ear Headset
RHD-1X
RSM-3X ........... Remote Speaker Microphone
RSM-3X
BELT CLIP INSTALLATION
To attach the belt clip to the radio—
Place the clip on the back of the radio
case, aligning the screw hole in the
clip with the hole in the case. Tighten
the screw. See FIG-1 at left.
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CAUTION:
Use only the included
Phillips head screw,
because a longer
screw could damage
radio electronics.
RHD-4X
REP-2 ............... Low Profile Earphone
CCL-B ............. Cigarette Lighter Charger
MHS-A ............. Cordura Holster w/quick release
BCJS-AD ......... Drop-in Charger: JMX (Overnight)
BCJS-AD
BCPS-AD ......... Drop-in Charger: SST (Overnight)
BCC-PS ........... Drop-in High-rate Charger/
Conditioner; for SST Models only
NOTE:
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
Call RITRON for a complete listing.
page 1
CONTROL & OPERATION
1
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: Use only the type of antenna furnished with the radio.
VHF and UHF antennas are not interchangeable.
2
ON/ VOLUME UP
7
JACK COVER
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.
8
AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
To switch the unit On, press the On/ Volume Up button; the
speaker will emit a brief confirmation tone. Once the radio is
On, press this button to increase volume.
9
3
The battery pack may be charged through this jack using the
supplied RITRON charger cube. Refer to Accessories, page 1.
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.
4
PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH (PTT)
Press and hold the PTT when transmitting; release it to receive.
5
CHANNEL SELECT
Pressing this button changes the channel, and the radio beeps
the channel number.
6
BATTERY ACCESS DOOR (CASE BOTTOM)
The battery access door may be removed to access the
battery pack. Refer to Battery Access & Installation, FIG-5,
page 8.
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9
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MICROPHONE
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.
12
8
SPEAKER
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CH
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DROP-IN CHARGING CAPABILITY
Two contacts, in the bottom of the radio, permit charging the
battery pack with an optional drop-in charger. Refer to Optional
Charging Accessories, page 8.
IMPORTANT: CHARGE THE BATTERY PACK BEFORE using the radio for the
first time. Refer to Batteries, pages 8 and 9.
page 3
page 2
2
CHARGE JACK
The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows you to hear
calls on your channel.
11
7
1
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 dual-ear headset.
6
FIG-2:
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For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
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RADIO CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
OPERATION
WEATHER SCAN (VHF RADIOS ONLY)
TO SCAN STANDARD U.S. WEATHER FREQUENCIES and hear
weather forecasts, follow the steps in FIG-3 below. To resume normal twoway operation, turn the radio off, then on again.
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
POWER ON/ SELF TEST "OK"
When it is first turned on, the radio runs a
quick "self test" to confirm basic functions. The
radio then emits a brief "confirmation tone" to
indicate it is ready to use.
ERROR TONES
In the Program/ Readout Mode, the radio will
emit an Error Tone if a programming error is
made.
If the self test detects a diagnostic error, an
alternating error tone sounds. Turn the radio
off, then on again. Consult a Ritron Dealer, or
Ritron, Inc. with any problem you cannot
correct.
2. PRESS & HOLD.
LD
O
/H
3. PRESS & RELEASE.
The radio will start
beeping.
FF
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4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE CHANNEL BUTTON UNTIL THE BEEPING
STOPS. THEN RELEASE IT &
LISTEN.
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WHAT THE RADIO TONES MEAN
5. TO FIND THE NEXT ACTIVE
WEATHER CHANNEL, PRESS &
RELEASE THE CHANNEL BUTTON.
FIG-3: TO SCAN WEATHER FREQUENCIES
CHANNEL SELECT TONE
When you press the channel select button, the
radio "beeps" the number of times equal to the
channel number selected.
QUIET CALL SQUELCH TONES
If you press both volume buttons simultaneously, a single beep indicates Quiet Call
squelch is on; a "double beep" means it is off.
QUIET CALL TONE CODES
DEAD BATTERY TONE
When the battery charge drops below the
required operating voltage, the radio emits a
long, low tone and turns itself off. If you turn
it back on, the radio will beep and shut itself
off again. Recharge the battery.
PROGRAM/ READOUT MODE TONE
Placing the radio in Program/ Readout Mode
causes it to beep rapidly for about three
seconds, then to "triple beep." This series of
beeps indicates the radio is ready for you
either to program, or to read out the
programmed contents. See pages 4 and 6.
WEATHER SCAN TONE: VHF Radios Only
The radio beeps when you activate the
weather scan feature, and stops when it is
ready to scan standard U.S. weather
frequencies.
TRANSMITTER TIME-OUT
A low, then a high tone sound and the
transmitter automatically shuts off if you hold
down the PTT button continuously for 60
seconds. The radio switches to "receive."
Dealers can turn this feature off.
(Interference Eliminator Codes)
Tone codes filter out static, noise and reduce unwanted "chatter" on radio channels. When
you operate on a frequency with a tone code, you screen out most interference. This allows
you to communicate with less interference and 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.
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
page 3
HOW TO DETERMINE FREQUENCIES & TONE CODES IN YOUR JMX/ SST
IMPORTANT:
To talk to other users in your group, all radios must
be set to the same frequency and Quiet Call tone
code.
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
TO READ OUT (BEEP OUT) RADIO CHANNEL CONTENTS
1. To enter the Programming/ Readout Mode, refer to FIG-4 at left.
2. Press and release the On/ Volume Up button. The radio will begin to emit a series of beeps; each series of
beeps is equal to one digit of each two-digit frequency code or Quiet Call tone code programmed into the radio;
see Tables 1 and 2, opposite.
3. Count the beeps in each series. Record the digits below.
Examples: 2 beeps = 2; 10 beeps = 0 (zero).
4. Turn the radio off.
NOTES: The radio pauses and emits a low tone at the end of each series of beeps, separating one digit from the next.
The radio emits a triple tone when the readout (beep out) process is complete.
CHANNEL 1:
ANNEL 1:
Frequency Code
Tone Code
2. PRESS & HOLD.
1st digit
# of beeps
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
2nd digit
# of beeps
*
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
3rd digit
# of beeps
*
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
4th digit
# of beeps
*
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
*
3. PRESS & RELEASE.
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The radio will start
beeping rapidly.
4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE PTT
UNTIL THE BEEPING STOPS,
THEN RELEASE IT.
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The radio will emit a triple tone:
it is now in Program/ Readout Mode.
FIG-4: TO PLACE THE RADIO IN
PROGRAM/ READOUT MODE
CHANNEL 2:
5th digit
# of beeps
in series
NOTES:
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
6th digit
*
Tone Code
# of beeps
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
7th digit
# of beeps
*
in series
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
8th digit
# of beeps
*
in series
1. Ten (10) beeps = 0 (zero).
2. The radio will beep out "44" as a tone code if it has been programmed for "No Tone."
3. A radio that was PC-programmed with any frequency not listed in Table 1, page 5, will emit
meaningless beeps on contents readout.
4. A radio with identical codes in both channels will beep out only one frequency and one QC code.
5. Ritron JMX/ SST radios can have a different Quiet Call tone programmed into each channel.
*
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page 4
ANNEL 1:
Frequency Code
The radio pauses to emit a low tone at the end of each beep series.
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For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
*
QUIET CALL®
(TONE) CODE TABLE**
FREQUENCY TABLE
TABLE 1: PROGRAMMABLE FREQUENCY CODES
JMX/ SST VHF Business Band
JMX/ SST
BEEP OUT/ ( Models JMX-152 & SST-150 )
BEEP OUT/
PTT CLICK
PTT CLICK
FREQ. CODE
MHz
Frequency Color FREQ. CODE
01
02
03
04
154.600
154.570
151.625
151.955
05
06
07
08
...
...
...
...
Green Dot
Blue Dot
Red Dot
Purple Dot
TABLE 2: TONE CODES
UHF Business Band
( Models JMX-452 & SST-450 )
MHz
Frequency Color
01
02
03
04
467.7625
467.8125
464.5500
464.5000
.... J
.... K
.... Yellow Dot
.... Brown Dot
151.925
154.540
154.515
154.655
05
06
07
08
467.8500
467.8750
467.9000
467.9250
.... Silver Star
.... Gold Star
.... Red Star
.... Blue Star
09
10
11
12
151.685
151.715
151.775
151.805
09
10
11
12
469.2625
462.5750 .... White Dot
462.6250 .... Black Dot
462.6750 .... Orange Dot
13
14
15
16
151.835
151.895
154.490
151.655
13
14
15
16
464.3250
464.8250
469.5000
469.5500
17
18
19
20
151.745
151.865
-----------
17
18
19
20
463.2625
464.9125
464.6000
464.7000
*
* Itinerant frequency
* Itinerant frequency
NOTE: Programming ten (10) PTT clicks =
Hearing (10) ten beeps on readout =
the digit 0 (zero).
the digit 0 (zero).
*
*
JMX/ SST
BEEP OUT/
PTT CLICK
CODE
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
Freq.
( Hz )
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
123.0
127.3
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
Other
Radio Brands
Tone
Freq.
Code
(Hz)
XZ
XA
WA
XB
SP
YZ
YA
YB
ZZ
ZA
ZB
1Z
1A
1B
2Z
2A
2B
3Z
3A
3B
4Z
4A
4B
5Z
5A
5B
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
123.0
127.3
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
JMX/ SST
BEEP OUT/
Freq.
PTT CLICK
( Hz )
CODE
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
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
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
Other
Radio Brands
Tone
Freq.
Code
(Hz)
6Z 167.9
6A 173.8
6B 179.9
7Z 186.2
7A 192.8
M1 203.5
210.7
-218.1
-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
--
** Interference Eliminator codes
*** Refer to Note 2 on both pages 4 & 6.
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
page 5
HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR JMX/ SST
To match other radios, the owner can select FREQUENCY and QUIET CALL TONE CODES from tables factory-programmed
into the radio. See Tables 1 and 2, page 5.
1. Choose your frequency codes (Table 1), and QC codes, if desired (Table 2). Programming channel 2 is optional. Note that
each code consists of two digits. Write down the digits of the codes you are going to program in the space provided below.
CHANNEL 1:
ANNEL 1:
Frequency Code
1st digit
# of PTT
clicks
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
2nd digit
*
Tone Code
# of PTT
clicks
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
CHANNEL 2:
3rd digit
*
# of PTT
clicks
# of PTT
clicks
4th digit
*
# of PTT
clicks
ANNEL 1:
Frequency Code
5th digit
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
6th digit
*
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
F
*
Tone Code
# of PTT
clicks
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
7th digit
*
# of PTT
clicks
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
8th digit
*
# of PTT
clicks
Pause;
radio emits
a low tone.
*
2. Follow the instructions in FIG-4, page 4, to place the radio in the Program/ Readout Mode.
3. Enter codes in the sequence shown in Step 1 by clicking the PTT the number of times equal to each digit of the code.
EXAMPLE: Two-digit code "04" — click the PTT ten times to program "0", and pause. The radio emits a low tone.
Then click the PTT four times to program "4", and pause. The radio emits a low tone.
4. When all the digits are programmed, press and release On/ Volume Up to save your programming; the radio emits a triple beep.
NOTE: An error tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect digit. Turn the radio off, check the digits you are attempting
to enter, then start over at Step 2.
5. Turn the radio off and then on again — the radio is now ready to use
page 3
page 6
NOTES: 1. Ten (10) PTT clicks = 0 (zero).
2. Program "44" to enter "No Code" for Quiet Call. You must enter "44" to match radios not having tone codes.
3. IF YOU MAKE A PTT CLICK ERROR, turn the radio off then on, and start over.
4. If the radio does not emit 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.
5. Refer to Frequency and Tone Code (Quiet Call®) tables on page 5.
* The radio pauses to emit a low tone at the end of each beep series.
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For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
Continue the programming
sequence if you are entering
digits for Channel 2.
PROGRAMMING
!! CAUTIONS — ALL RADIOS !!
TO ADJUST RECEIVER SQUELCH SENSITIVITY
JMX/ SST Series radios can be adjusted for squelch sensitivity
to reduce distant "co-channel" or other interference on channels
not programmed with Quiet Call. You can also adjust the squelch
sensitivity to prevent hearing messages from a distant radio group
using the same frequency and QC code as your group.
1. Put the radio in Program/ Readout Mode; see FIG-4 opposite.
2. Enter an "8" by pressing the PTT eight (8) times without
pausing.
3. Press the PTT to enter a single digit factor from "1" to "3".
Press it the number of times equal to the factor. The higher
the number, the more interference will be reduced and the
stronger the incoming radio signal must be to be heard.
1
2
3
=
=
=
maximum sensitivity (factory setting)
reduced sensitivity
minimum sensitivity
4. Press and release On/ Volume Up to save the change.
NOTE: The adjust receiver squelch sensitivity feature is for user
convenience. To prevent interference, Ritron recommends
programming a different Quiet Call code into the channel.
OBSERVE CAUTION IN THE FOLLOWING ENVIRONMENTS TO
MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF YOUR RADIO EQUIPMENT:
MOISTURE: JMX/ SST 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 NiCad 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/SST 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.
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
page 7
BATTERIES
FIG-5: BATTERY ACCESS & INSTALLATION
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES:
4. Use the Pull-tab to pull the battery
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
pack out of the case (D).
5. Insert the replacement battery
(A)
DOOR LATCH
F
1. Hold the radio as shown above (A). (C)
pack, being certain to POSITION IT
RELATIVE TO THE CASE AS
SHOWN IN (D). Push the Battery
Pack in as far as possible.
6. Replace the Battery Access Door.
Secure it by closing the Door Latch
as shown in (B).
7. Be certain to firmly lock the Door
Latch, as shown in (B).
2. Use your thumbnail to open the
Door Latch, as shown below (B).
Spare/ Replacement
Battery Pack
Drop-in Battery Charger
with Spacer
PULL - TAB
3. Lift and rotate the Battery Access
Door to release it (C).
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AR
GIN
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BC
PS
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(B)
CH
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RA
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PTE
R
(D)
BOTTOM VIEW OF THE RADIO
LATCH
CLOSED
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Battery
Access
Door
LATCH
OPEN
Drop-in Charger
Contacts
page 3
page 8
JOBCOM JMX Accessories:
BPJS-6N
700 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BCJS-AD
Drop-in Charger Adapter
PATRIOT SST Accessories:
BPS-6N-SC 800 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BPS-6N-MH 1500 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BCPS-AD
Drop-in Charger Adapter
BCC-PS
Drop-in Charger/ Conditioner
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For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
BATTERIES
CAUTION: Use only RITRON-supplied chargers; using other chargers may cause fire or
explosion, or otherwise damage the radio.
GENERAL
The JMX/ SST Series radio is powered by a rechargeable battery pack.
CHARGING
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 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.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE & CONDITIONING
Due to the extended run time of the JMX/ SST Series radios, some users
may never fully discharge the NiCad 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
dead battery warning tone and shut itself off.
Condition battery packs by the following procedure as either a preventive
measure, or if you suspect reduced capacity:
TO CONDITION THE BATTERY PACK:
1. 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 "open squelch"
mode.
• 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
about 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.
NOTE: A new battery must be charged and discharged several times
before it can reach its maximum charge capacity.
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
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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 JMX/ 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 Control & Operation, pages 2 and 3.
If you think the radio is malfunctioning, check the list below.
Problem
Possible Solutions
GENERAL
The radio does not work at all.
Make sure that the battery is installed correctly, as shown in FIG-5. page 8.
Recharge or replace the battery. (See pages 8 & 9.)
Operating features do not work exactly
The radio has been dealer programmed for customized operation.
as expected.
(Consult dealer.)
Reception is poor.
Move to a different location. (See Note 2.)
Confirm the proper antenna is connected to the radio. (See page 2, "Antenna.")
You cannot hear calls from other radios.
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.)
Your calls cannot be heard in other radios.
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 9.
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-5, page 8. (See Note 1.)
ERRORTONES
An error tone sounds when the radio is
first switched on.
See "Error Tones" on page 3.
An error tone occurs while transmitting.
Refer to "Transmitter Time-Out," page 3.
QUIETCALL
You cannot screen out calls from users
outside of your Quiet Call group.
Make sure that the channel is programmed with Quiet Call.
Activate coded squelch. (See Note 7.)
You cannot hear Quiet Call messages
while in Quiet Call (coded) squelch.
Confirm that the channel is programmed to detect the same code as the calling
radio(s) transmits. (See Note 7.)
Others in your Quiet Call group cannot hear
your Quiet Call messages.
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
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, two to three 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
HOW TO OBTAIN AN FCC RADIO LICENSE
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 5 of this manual.
For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872).
Phone: 317-846-1201
FAX: 317-846-4978
For assistance, call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
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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
Portable JMX/ SST
Series Radios
FOR HOW LONG
1 year *
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
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.
RITRON Rechargeable
Batteries
1 year *
RITRON will replace the defective battery
Accessories
90 days *
* After date of purchase
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;
• 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;
• Defects or damages in which the serial number has been removed, altered or defaced.
• Batteries if any of the seals are not intact.
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.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
WHERE THIS WARRANTY IS VALID
Pub. 14500008
REV. D
02-01
This warranty is valid only within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
COPYRIGHT© 2002 - 1998 RITRON, INC. • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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