Motorola MTX-800 Classic User`s guide

MTX-800TM Classic and
MTX-900TM Classic
Trunked Portable Radios
User’s Guide
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MTX-800TM Classic and MTX-900TM Classic
Trunked Portable Radios
Table of Contents
General Information
Unpacking.............................................................................................3
Antenna Installation ..............................................................................4
Battery Installation ................................................................................5
Battery Removal ...................................................................................5
Alert Tones ...........................................................................................6
MTX-800 Classic (Type I)
Features ...............................................................................................9
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors ...................................................9
Operating Procedures ........................................................................11
To Turn the Radio On and Off ...........................................................11
To Set the Volume Level....................................................................11
Selecting Channels ............................................................................11
Making Trunked Dispatch Calls..........................................................12
Receiving Trunked Dispatch Calls .....................................................12
Making Trunked Telephone Calls ......................................................13
Receiving Trunked Telephone Calls ..................................................14
Receiving a Call AlertTM (Page) ..........................................................15
Sending a Call Alert (Page)................................................................16
Failsoft Operation ...............................................................................17
Making Conventional Dispatch Calls..................................................18
Making Conventional Telephone Calls...............................................18
MTX-800 Classic (Type II)
Features .............................................................................................19
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors .................................................19
Operating Procedures ........................................................................20
To Turn the Radio On and Off ...........................................................21
Selecting Channels ............................................................................21
Receiving Dispatch Calls....................................................................21
Time-Out Timer ..................................................................................22
Automatic Multiple Site Select (AMSS) Operation .............................23
Initiating a Call Alert (Page) ...............................................................24
Receiving a Call Alert (Page) .............................................................25
Making a Private Conversation Call ...................................................26
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Receiving a Private Conversation Call ................................................27
Making Trunked Telephone Calls ........................................................28
Receiving Trunked Telephone Calls ....................................................29
Announcement Group Calls.................................................................30
System-Wide Calls...............................................................................31
Making Conventional Dispatch Calls ...................................................31
Making Conventional (MRTI) Telephone Calls ....................................32
MTX-900 Classic (Type II)
Features ...............................................................................................33
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors...................................................33
Operating Procedures ..........................................................................34
To Turn the Radio On and Off .............................................................35
To Adjust the Volume Level.................................................................35
Selecting Channels ..............................................................................35
Making Trunked Dispatch Calls ...........................................................36
Receiving Trunked Dispatch Calls .......................................................36
Making Trunked Telephone Calls ........................................................37
Receiving Trunked Telephone Calls ....................................................39
Receiving a Call AlertTM (Page) ............................................................40
Failsoft Operation.................................................................................41
Receiving a Private Conversation Call ................................................42
Private Conversation Call Back ...........................................................42
Making Conventional Dispatch Calls ...................................................43
Making Conventional Telephone Calls ................................................44
Battery Information
Charging...............................................................................................45
Battery Warnings..................................................................................46
General Radio Care
Cleaning ...............................................................................................47
Handling ...............................................................................................48
Safety Information
FCC Safety Standards .........................................................................49
Safety Guidelines .................................................................................49
Hazardous Atmosphere Operation ......................................................50
Intrinsically Safe Models and Accessories...........................................51
Restrictions ..........................................................................................52
Service .................................................................................................52
Computer Software Copyrights................................inside back cover
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General Information
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Unpacking
Remove and check the contents of the packing case to be certain
that all ordered items have been shipped. Inspect all items thoroughly.
If any items have been damaged during transit, report the damage to
the shipping company immediately.
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User’s Guide
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Antenna
Belt Clip
Battery
Packing Carton
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Antenna Installation
Screw the threaded end of the antenna into the large threaded
antenna bushing located on top of the radio.
Rotate the antenna clockwise until it fits firmly against the bushing.
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Battery Installation
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Align the notched end of the
battery with the grooves in the
radio baseplate. Mate the notches
and the grooves and slide the
battery toward the battery latch
until the battery "clicks" into place.
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Battery Removal
Remove the battery by
holding the battery latch up toward
the top of the radio. With the
battery latch held up, slide the
battery away from the latch until it
is clear of the radio baseplate.
Note: The battery is shipped
uncharged. Batteries must be
charged before use.
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Alert Tones
The MTX-800 Classic and MTX-900 Classic radios generate the
following audible tones to indicate radio operating conditions:
Illegal Mode
A low-pitched "baaaah" tone is heard when an invalid
or unprogrammed operation is attempted, for
example:
1) the rotary and toggle switches are set to an
unprogrammed position
2) the phone button is pressed but the radio is not
authorized to access the telephone network
(trunked models).
Low Battery
A cricket-like "chirp-chirp" heard when the PTT is
released indicates that the battery charge is getting
low. This tone will also sound every two minutes
when the radio is idle.
Time-Out Timer
A low-pitched "baaaah" tone heard while transmitting
indicates that the present transmission will be cut off
in four seconds. Quickly release the PTT and press it
again to cancel the tone and finish transmitting your
message.
Valid Key
A "chirp" tone is heard when the keypad buttons are
pressed to indicate the key press is accepted.
Invalid Key
A "bonk" tone is heard when the keypad buttons are
pressed to indicate the key press is rejected.
Volume Set
(On MTX-800
Classic Type I H25JBF51B4
Only)
A tone is heard when the volume set button is
pressed. This tone can be used together with the
volume control to adjust the radio receiver volume
level. The tone continues for one second after the
button is released.
Trunked Systems Only
Talk Permit
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A high-pitched "di-di-dit" tone heard when the PTT is
pressed indicates that a channel grant has been
received from the trunking controller and the radio
can transmit.
Dispatch Busy
A continuous "bah-bah-bah" tone heard when the
PTT is pressed indicates that the system is busy (no
voice channels are available). Release the PTT and
wait for a Call Back tone.
Call Back
This is the same as the Talk Permit tone. It is heard
following a Dispatch Busy when a voice channel
becomes available. When the Call Back tone is
heard, press the PTT to transmit.
Talk Prohibit/
Out-of-Range
A continuous "baaaah" tone heard when the PTT is
pressed indicates that there is no response from the
trunking controller; transmission is not possible. The
radio may be out-of-range or not authorized to
access the trunked system.
Call Alert (Page)
Decode
Four "beep" tones indicate that a Call Alert (page) is
being received. These tones will repeat every six
seconds until the page is acknowledged.
Call Alert (Page)
Encode
(1) Five “beep” tones when a Call Alert is
transmitted indicates that the receiving radio is
turned on.
(2) A “beep-bonk” tone when a Call Alert is
transmitted indicates that the called radio is
turned off or is not registered on the selected
trunked system.
Call Alert (Page)
Mode Reminder
A continuous “baaaah” tone heard when the radio is
in standby indicates that the toggle switch has been
left in the Call Alert encode position. This is a
warning that normal dispatch calls may be missed.
Phone Ring
A telephone-type "ring" is heard when the radio
receives a phone call.
Phone Busy
If a "bah-bah-bah" tone is heard when the telephone
interconnect button is pressed, the trunking
controller is busy. Your request for a telephone line
will be granted when a channel becomes available.
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Private Conversation Response
(MTX-800/900
Classic Type II
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Two “beep” tones announce an incoming private call.
After 20 seconds the radio will stop signalling and
forget the ID of the calling radio.
Private Conver-
If the radio is in the Private Conversation mode for more
than six seconds with no ID present, the illegal-mode
tone will sound. When an ID is present, the radio will
remain silent for one minute, make bad-key chirps
every six seconds for one minute, then sound the
illegal-mode tone. Keypad, PTT, or voice channel
activity will clear these tones.
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Reminder
(MTX-800/900
Classic Type II
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A faint "beep" tone heard every ten seconds when the
radio is idle indicates that the trunking controller has
failed. Transmission is still possible, but will be as in
conventional operation.
MTX-800 Classic (Type I)
Features
The Motorola MTX-800 Classic
(Type I) radio (model H25JBF51B4) is a
trunked/conventional system portable radio.
Its features include:
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Two Subfleet Select
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Six System Select
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Trunked and Conventional Operation
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Call Alert Decode/Encode
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Telephone Interconnect
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Volume Set
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
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Volume Set Button
Press to generate the volume set tone.
This tone can be used together with
the volume control to adjust the radio
receiver volume to a desired listening
level.
Telephone Interconnect Button
Press to answer and hang up after
trunked telephone calls. Press to
access the telephone network when a
trunked system is selected.
Push-to-Talk Switch (PTT)
Press to transmit on the currently
selected channel.
Keypad
Telephone-type push buttons used in
telephone interconnect. The keypad is
also used to access the MRTI phone
patch when a conventional channel is
selected.
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Top Mounted Controls
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Subfleet Select Switch
Three position toggle-type switch, allows selection of 2 subfleets
and Call Alert Encode, or conventional channels.
External/Accessory Connector
Allows operation with accessories.
On/Off Switch - Volume Control
Turns the radio on and off and adjusts the radio volume level.
LED Transmit Indicator
Lights up when the radio is transmitting.
System Select Switch
Six-position rotary type switch; allows selection of trunked systems
and/or conventional channels.
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Operating Procedures
After a fully charged battery and an antenna have been
connected to the radio, you may begin operating your radio. If
necessary, review the preliminary information to be sure you
understand the radio's features, controls, and indicators.
To Turn the Radio On and Off
Turn the on/off switch in a
clockwise direction. If the radio is
not already turned on, the knob
will click as it is turned.
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To turn the radio off, turn the
switch counterclockwise until it
clicks.
To Set the Volume Level
The volume set button allows
you to adjust the radio receiver
volume before a transmission is
received. Press the volume set
button on the side of the radio.
You will hear the volume set tone.
To increase the volume
level, turn the volume control
knob clockwise. To decrease the
volume level, turn the knob
counterclockwise.
Selecting Channels
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To select a desired channel,
adjust the rotary and the toggle
switches to the desired channel
position. The indicator mark on
the rotary switch designates the
currently selected position.
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Making Trunked Dispatch Calls
Select the desired subfleet
using the rotary and toggle
switches.
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Press the PTT to talk. If the
LED is lit, you are transmitting
normally (the channel is clear to
use). If a dispatch busy tone is
heard, release the PTT and wait for
a call back tone. When the call
back tone is heard, press the PTT
and transmit normally. If a
continuous talk prohibit tone is
heard while the PTT is pressed,
transmission is not possible. The
radio may be out-of-range or not
authorized to access the trunked
system.
When you have finished
talking (transmitting), release the
PTT switch to listen (receive).
Receiving Trunked Dispatch
Calls
Voice traffic is heard through
the radio's speaker when a
dispatch call is received. Press the
PTT to transmit a response and
release it to listen for replies. Voice
traffic cannot be received while the
PTT is pressed.
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Making Trunked Telephone
Calls
In order to make a telephone
call from your radio, it must be
authorized to access the telephone
network on the trunked system
selected.
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To make a telephone call from
a trunked system, press the
telephone interconnect button;
listen for a dial tone.
If a busy tone is heard when
the telephone interconnect button is
pressed, all telephone channels are
busy. You are placed in queue for
an available channel. When you
hear a dial tone, proceed normally.
Dial the desired telephone
number using the keypad. When
the person answers, transmit
normally.
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Note: Tell the person answering
that you are talking from a radio;
that they should wait to hear the
“beep” after you speak before
replying. Otherwise, if they talk
while you are transmitting, you
won’t be able to hear what they are
saying.
When your call is complete,
press the telephone interconnect
button again to hang up.
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If an invalid key tone is heard
when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, the telephone
interconnect option has not been
enabled. Telephone calls cannot be
made.
If an illegal mode tone is heard
when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, the radio may be
out-of-range of the system or not
authorized to access telephone
interconnect. Telephone calls cannot
be made.
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Receiving Trunked Telephone
Calls
A telephone-like ringing is heard
when a telephone call is received.
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To answer the call, press the
telephone interconnect button; press
the PTT to speak, then release it to
listen.
When the conversation is
finished, press the telephone
interconnect button to hang up.
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Receiving a Call Alert (Page)
When a Call Alert (page) is
received, four “beep” tones will be
heard. These tones will continue
every six seconds until the page is
acknowledged.
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To answer the page, press the
PTT and speak normally. Release the
PTT to receive replies.
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Sending a Call Alert (Page)
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Select the desired trunked
system with the rotary switch and
move the toggle switch to the “*”
position.
2.
Enter the six-digit radio ID of the
radio you”re calling.
3.
Press the PTT to send the Call
Alert. If the radio you are calling
is turned on and is on the same
trunked system, you will hear five
beeps.
4.
If you hear “beep-bonk”, the
called radio is turned off or not
on the currently selected trunked
system.
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If the toggle switch is left in the
“*” position, a continuous
“baaah” will be heard until the
toggle switch is moved to a
subfleet position.
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Failsoft Operation
In the event of a trunked system
failure, radio communication is still
possible in the failsoft mode. When
the trunking controller fails and the
system is within range, the radio will
automatically enter failsoft.
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“Beep”
While in failsoft, the radio operates on a pre-determined
frequency in a non-trunked (conventional) manner.
The radio will remain unmuted on the failsoft channel and a faint
beep will be heard every ten seconds to indicate the radio is in failsoft.
Press the PTT to transmit in failsoft mode, and release it to listen for a
response.
When the trunked system returns to normal operation, the radio
will automatically leave failsoft and the failsoft tone will stop. The radio
will resume normal trunked operation.
In order to receive pages and telephone calls, radios must be
turned on, currently on the same trunked system as the caller, and not
engaged in voice traffic.
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Conventional Operation
Making Conventional Dispatch Calls
Select a conventional channel using
the toggle and rotary select switches.
Press the PTT to talk. If the red LED
is lit, you are transmitting normally (the
channel is clear to use). If you hear
someone else talking while the PTT is
held, the channel is in use. Release the
PTT and try your call again later.
When you have finished talking
(transmitting) release the PTT switch to
listen (receive).
Making Conventional Telephone Calls
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Select a conventional channel
using the toggle and rotary select
switches.
Press and hold the PTT and dial
the telephone MRTI access code.
Release the PTT and listen for a dial
tone. Press and hold the PTT while
dialing the desired telephone number
using the keypad. If the telephoned
party responds, transmit normally. To
hang up, press and hold the PTT while
dialing the MRTI deaccess code.
The telephoned party should be
informed that the caller is using a radio
and that replies should be made only
after the radio party has finished
transmitting. The telephoned party will
hear a “chirp” tone when the radio party
has finished transmitting and is ready to
listen for a reply. Otherwise, the
telephoned party may attempt to speak
while the radio party is transmitting, and
the resulting confusion will severely
restrict communication.
Note: When transmitting, remember to check if the channel is in use
as in conventional dispatch.
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The Motorola MTX-800 Classic (Type
II) radio (model H25JKF51B6) is a
trunked/conventional system portable radio.
Its features include:
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Three Subfleet Select
Six System Select
Trunked and Conventional Operation
Call Alert Decode/Encode
Telephone Interconnect
Private Conversation
Response/Encode
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Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
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Orange AMSS Button (Not Factory
Programmable)
Press the AMSS button to lock onto a
transmitter site, or to scan for a new
transmitter site.
Black Side Button
Press to access the telephone network
when a trunked system is selected.
Also used to hang up when a
telephone call is complete.
Push-to-Talk Switch (PTT)
Press to transmit on the currently
selected channel.
Keypad
Telephone-type push buttons used
dialing a telephone number or six-digit
ID number. The keypad is also used to
access the MRTI phone patch when a
conventional channel is selected. The
button can also be used for Private
Conversation operation, and the
button can also be used for Call Alert
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Top Mounted Controls
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Subfleet Select Switch
Programmable three-position channel selector. Used together with
the rotary switch to access trunked systems or talk groups, or
conventional channels.
External/Accessory Connector
Allows operation with accessories.
On/Off Switch - Volume Control
Turns the radio on and off and adjusts the radio volume level.
LED Transmit Indicator
Lights up when the radio is transmitting.
System/Talk Group Rotary Switch
Programmable six-position channel selector. Used together with
the subfleet select switch to access trunked systems or
conventional channels.
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Operating Procedures
After a fully charged battery and an antenna have been connected
to the radio, you may begin operating your radio. If necessary, review
the preliminary information to be sure you understand the radio's
features, controls, and indicators.
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To Turn the Radio On and Off
Turn the on/off switch - volume control in a clockwise direction. If
the radio is not already turned on, the knob will click as it is turned.
To turn the radio off, turn the volume control switch
counterclockwise until it clicks.
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Selecting Channels
To select a desired channel or talk group, adjust the system/talk
group rotary knob and the toggle switch to the desired channel
position. The indicator mark on the mode switches designates the
currently selected position.
System/Talk Group
Toggle Switch
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System/Talk Group
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Receiving Dispatch Calls
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Voice traffic is heard through the
radio's speaker when a dispatch call
is received. Press the push-to-talk
(PTT) to transmit a response and
release it to listen for replies.
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Time-Out Timer
Time-out timers are preset for
15, 30, 60, or 120 seconds.
If the PTT is pressed and held
for more than the preset time, radio
transmission will be cut off. This is to
prevent a unit from tying up a
channel.
With four seconds remaining in
the preset time, the time-out timer
tone will be heard (“baaaah”). If the
PTT is released and pressed quickly
(quick-keyed), you can continue your
conversation uninterrupted and reset
the timer.
At the time-out point, the
transmission is cut off (the LED will
turn off) and the time-out timer tone
will be heard continuously until the
PTT is released.
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(Not Factory Programmable)
If your radio has AMSS you can operate on up to eight sites in
your area. With AMSS enabled, your radio automatically tries to find
the best site available. However, you can force it to look for another
site. The orange side button is used to force the radio to search or lock
onto a site.
Press and quickly release the
button to force a search to the next
site. The radio will make a valid key
“chirp.” If the radio was previously
locked onto a site, it will automatically
unlock from that site.
To lock the radio onto a site, find
a site with good audio quality by
forcing it to search for sites as
described above. Press and hold the
button for over one second. The radio
will make a valid key “chirp” on initial
press and another chirp after one
second. After the second chirp, the
radio is locked onto the current site.
Release the button.
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“Beep”
When the radio operates in an
AMSS system, there are up to eight
sites available. Associated with each
of these sites is one failsoft
frequency. If the system goes into
failsoft, the AMSS side button works
as described above allowing the radio
to scan and lock onto sites.
If one or more sites are in
failsoft, you can still change sites. It
may take several seconds as the
radio first searches for a new trunking
site before searching for a new
failsoft site.
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1.
Press the
button on the
keypad for one second to enter a
Call Alert mode.
2.
Enter the six-digit radio ID of the
radio you are calling.
3.
Press and release the PTT.
If the radio you are calling is
turned on, you will hear the Call Alert
acknowledgement of one “beep,”
followed by four “beep” tones.
One “beep” tone indicates that
the radio you are calling is turned off.
Upon a successful Call Alert, the
radio will automatically exit Call Alert
encode mode and return to dispatch.
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To exit Call Alert encode mode
when the target is not available,
again press and hold
for one
second.
Note: If the radio remains in the Call Alert mode for over six seconds
with no keypad or PTT activity, the radio will make the illegal mode
tone. Press the PTT to resend the Call Alert, enter a new ID, or exit Call
Alert encode mode by pressing and holding the
key for one
second.
The radio will store the last ID entered via the keypad, or the ID of
the last unit that call alerted or private called it. To quickly Call Alert the
last unit, eliminate step 2 from the above procedure. This ID will be lost
when power is turned off or the system is changed.
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Receiving a Call Alert (Page)
When a Call Alert (Page) is
received, four “beep” tones will be
heard. These tones will continue
every six seconds until the page is
acknowledged.
Note: When the radio is “Call
Alerted”, the calling radio ID is stored
in the receiving radio. This ID will be
lost if the system is changed or the
radio is turned off before the Call Alert
is answered. The receiving radio may
answer the Call Alert by initiating a
Private Call.
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To acknowledge the page, press
the PTT and speak normally. Release
the PTT to receive replies.
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Making a Private Conversation Call
1.
Press the
button on the
keypad for one second to enter
Private Conversation mode.
2.
Enter the six-digit ID of the radio
you are calling.
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Press the PTT and speak.
During a Private Conversation, there is
no indication that the target unit is
available. Once a voice channel is
granted, you may speak privately. Only
the target unit can listen.
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To exit Private Conversation
mode, again press and hold
for one second.
0
Note: If the radio remains in Private
Conversation mode with no voice or
keypad activity, warning tones will be
made to remind the user that dispatch
calls are being missed. See Private
Conversation Mode Reminder in the
Alert Tone section.
The radio will store the last ID entered via the keypad or the ID of
the last unit that call alerted or private called. To quickly private call the
last unit, eliminate step 2 from the above procedure. This ID will be lost
when power is turned off or the system is changed.
Note: The radio can store one ID. This ID can be used to make a
Private Conversation or Call Alert, and it may be entered via the keypad
or received over the air. Each time a new ID is entered via the keypad,
or when the radio is call alerted or private called, an ID is received over
the air.
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Receiving a Private Conversation Call
M
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8
0
0
When you receive a Private
Conversation call, you will hear two
beeps. These tones will continue until
you respond.
Note: When the radio receives a
Private Conversation call, the calling
radio ID is stored in the receiving
radio. The ID will be lost if the system
is changed or the radio is turned off.
C
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A
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S
I
C
00
MTX-9
To answer, press the
button for one second followed by the
PTT to begin a Private Conversation.
When the Private Call is finished,
press the
button for one second
to return to normal dispatch operation.
T
Y
P
E
“Bonk”
“Beep
Beep”
II
Note: If the radio is in the Private
Conversation mode for more than six
seconds with no activity, the radio will
sound an illegal mode tone “baaaah”.
Press the PTT to clear the tone and
continue talking.
Press the
button for one
second to exit Private Conversation
mode.
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Making Trunked Telephone Calls
Note: In order to make a telephone call
from your radio, it must be authorized to
access the telephone network on the
trunked system selected.
VOL
To make a telephone call from a
trunked system, press the telephone
interconnect button; listen for a dial tone.
If a busy tone (“bah-bah-bah”) is
heard when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, all telephone channels
are busy. You are placed in queue for an
available channel. When you hear a dial
tone, proceed normally.
Dial the desired telephone number
using the keypad. When the person you
are calling answers, transmit normally.
Tell the person you're calling that you
are talking from a radio and that they
should wait to hear the “beep” after you
speak before replying. Otherwise, if they
talk while you are transmitting, you won't
be able to hear what they are saying.
When your call is complete, press the
telephone interconnect button again to
hang up.
Note: If an invalid key tone is heard when
the telephone interconnect button is
pressed, the telephone interconnect option
has not been enabled. Telephone calls
cannot be made.If an illegal mode tone is
heard when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, the radio may be outof-range of the system or not authorized
to access telephone interconnect.
Telephone calls cannot be made.
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VOL
“Bonk”
Receiving Trunked Telephone
Calls
M
T
X
8
0
0
A telephone-like ringing is heard
when a telephone call is received.
To answer the call, press the
telephone interconnect button. Press
the PTT to speak, then release it to
listen.
“Ring-Ring”
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MTX-800S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
T
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P
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0
II
When the conversation is
finished, press the telephone
interconnect button to hang up.
VOL
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Announcement Call Groups
A supervisory radio may be preprogrammed with an
announcement group. This allows the radio to broadcast to a large
number of talkgroups at the same time. Non-supervisory radios will
automatically enter the announcement group when an announcement
call is received.
Supervisory Radio
Use the rotary and toggle switches to select an announcement
group position. Then press the PTT to transmit.
If you hear a busy tone, a talkgroup with the announcement group
is engaged in voice traffic.
When the last active talkgroup becomes inactive, you will hear a
call back tone. Press the PTt to transmit the announcement call.
Note: If any radio in an announcement group keys-up during an
announcement call, it will transmit on the announcement group
frequency, and may interrupt the announcement call.System-Wide Calls
Talk Group
D
Talk Group
A
Supervisory Radio
Talk Group
B
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Talk Group
C
System-Wide Calls
The MTX-800 Classic (Type II)
trunked radio can receive systemwide calls. This allows all radios
within a trunked system to hear a call,
regardless of talkgroup affiliation.
During a system-wide call,
normal talkgroup traffic is suspended.
Pressing the PTT will have no effect.
When the system-wide call is
complete, all radios will return to
normal dispatch operation.
Since the call is system-wide,
changes in talkgroup position are
ignored. However, it is possible to
change systems.
Talk
Group
A
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Dispatch
(SystemWide
Call)
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Talk
Group
B
T
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P
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Talk
Group
C
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Making Conventional Dispatch
Calls
Select a conventional channel
using the toggle and rotary select
switches.
Press the PTT to talk. If the red
LED is lit, you are transmitting
normally (the channel is clear to use).
If you hear someone else talking
while the PTT is held, the channel is
in use. Release the PTT and try your
call again later.
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When you have finished talking
(transmitting) release the PTT switch
to listen (receive).
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Figure
Figure
1
Making Conventional (MRTI)
Telephone Calls
1
The MRTI (Microprocessor Radio
Telephone Interconnect) provides a
repeater connection to the telephone
network which allows the radio to
access the telephone lines when the
proper access code is received.
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MTX-
Note: When transmitting, remember
to check if the channel is in use as in
conventional dispatch.
The phone patch does not
provide a private telephone channel.
The telephone conversation will be
transmitted over the channel selected
when you place the call.
Figure
22
Figure
MTX-900
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Tell the person you're calling that
you are talking from a radio and that
they should wait to hear the “beep”
after you speak before replying.
Otherwise, if they talk while you are
transmitting, you won't be able to hear
what they are saying.
1.
Press and hold the PTT and dial
the MRTI phone patch access
code (Figure 1).
2.
Release the PTT and listen for a
dial tone (Figure 2).
3.
Press and hold the PTT while
dialing the desired telephone
number using the keypad
(Figure 1).
4.
When the person you're calling
answers, transmit normally.
5.
To hang up, press and hold the
PTT while dialing the access
code (Figure 1).
MTX-900 Classic (Type II)
Features
The Motorola MTX-900 Classic
(Type II) radio (model H25HFA51B4) is
a trunked/conventional system portable
radio. Its features include:
•
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•
•
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Three Talk Group Select
Six System Select
Trunked and Conventional
Operation
Call Alert Decode
Private Conversation
Response
Telephone Interconnect
Controls, Indicators, and Connectors
1
2
Private Conversation Response
Used to respond to a private call
or Call Alert page, or to call back
the last person you spoke to in
Private Conversation mode.
Telephone Interconnect Button
VOL
PHO
NE
-900
MTX
1
2
PRIV
ATE
RES
PON
SE
PHO
NE
M
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9
0
0
3
4
Press to answer and hang up after
trunked telephone calls. Press to
access the telephone network
when a trunked system is
selected.
3
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Push-to-Talk Switch (PTT)
T
Y
P
E
Press to transmit on the currently
selected channel.
4
Keypad
Telephone-type push buttons used
in telephone interconnect. The
keypad is also used to access the
MRTI phone patch when a
conventional channel is selected.
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Top Mounted Controls
1
Talk Group Select Switch
Three-position toggle-type switch, allows selection of 3 trunked talk
groups, announcement groups, or conventional channels.
2
External/Accessory Connector
Allows operation with accessories.
3
On/Off Switch - Volume Control
Turns the radio on and off and adjusts the radio volume level.
4
LED Transmit Indicator
Lights up when the radio is transmitting.
5
System Select Switch
Six-position rotary type switch; allows selection of trunked systems
and/or conventional channels.
2
ABC
1
3
4 5
1
6
2
3
4
5
Operating Procedures
After a fully charged battery and an antenna have been connected
to the radio, you may begin operating your radio. If necessary, review
the preliminary information to be sure you understand the radio's
features, controls, and indicators.
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To Turn the Radio On
and Off
Turn the on/off switch volume control in a clockwise
direction. If the radio is not
already turned on, the knob
will click as it is turned.
VO
L
To turn the radio off, turn
the volume control switch
counterclockwise until it clicks.
MTX-810
To Adjust the Volume
Level
To increase the volume
level, turn the volume control
knob clockwise. To decrease
the volume level, turn the knob
counterclockwise.
Selecting Channels
A B C
4
5
1
6
2
3
To select a desired
channel, adjust the rotary and
the toggle switches to the
desired channel position. The
indicator mark on the rotary
switch designates the currently
selected position.
M
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9
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0
C
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T
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P
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Making Trunked Dispatch Calls
Select the desired talk group
using the rotary and toggle switches.
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MTX-9
VOL
Press the PTT to talk. If the
LED is lit, you are transmitting
normally (the channel is clear to
use). If a dispatch busy tone is
heard, release the PTT and wait for
a call back tone. When the call back
tone is heard, press the PTT and
transmit normally. If a continuous
talk prohibit tone is heard while the
PTT is pressed, transmission is not
possible. The radio may be out-ofrange or not authorized to access
the trunked system.
When you have finished talking
(transmitting), release the PTT
switch to listen (receive).
Receiving Trunked Dispatch Calls
Voice Traffic is heard through the radio's speaker when a dispatch
call is received. Press the PTT to transmit a response and release it to
listen for replies. Voice traffic cannot be received while the PTT is
pressed.
Note: If the radio is set on an announcement group, a bad key chirp
(“bonk”) will be heard every six seconds. This tone is a warning that talk
group traffic will be missed. You must leave the announcement group to
monitor talk group traffic.
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Making Trunked Telephone Calls
Note: In order to make a telephone
call from your radio, it must be
authorized to access the telephone
network on the trunked system
selected.
PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
To make a telephone call from a
trunked system, press the telephone
interconnect button; listen for a dial
tone.
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PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
Note: If a busy tone is heard
when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, all telephone
channels are busy. You are
placed in queue for an available
M
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9
0
0
“Bahbah-bah”
C
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P
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Dial the desired telephone
number using the keypad. When the
person answers, transmit normally.
Note: Tell the person answering that
you are talking from a radio and, that,
they should wait to hear the “beep”
after you speak before replying.
Otherwise, if they talk while you are
transmitting, you won't be able to hear
what they are saying.
When your call is complete,
press the telephone interconnect
button again to hang up.
Note: If an invalid key tone is heard
when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, the telephone
interconnect option has not been
enabled. Telephone calls cannot be
made.
Note: If an illegal mode tone is heard
when the telephone interconnect
button is pressed, the radio may be
out-of-range of the system or not
authorized to access telephone
interconnect. Telephone calls cannot
be made.
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PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
Receiving Trunked Telephone
Calls
A telephone-like ring is heard
when a telephone call is received.
To answer the call, press the
telephone interconnect button, press
the PTT to speak, then release it to
listen.
MTX-800S
“Ring-Ring”
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
“Ring-Ring”
0
M
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9
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0
C
L
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PRIVA
TE
When the conversation is
finished, press the telephone
interconnect button to hang up.
RESP
ONSE
T
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P
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Receiving A Call Alert (Page)
When a Call Alert (page) is
received, four “beep” tones will be
heard. These tones will continue
every six seconds until the page is
acknowledged.
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MTX-9
PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
PHON
E
To answer the page, press the
“Private Response” button and speak
normally. When the Private
Conversation is finished, press the
“Private Response” button to receive
normal dispatch calls.
“Beep
Beep
Beep
Beep”
To answer the page in normal
dispatch mode, press the PTT and
speak normally.
To answer the page in Private
Conversation mode, press the “Private
Response” button and speak normally.
To exit the Private Conversation mode
when the Private Conversation is
finished, press the “Private Response”
button. The radio will return to normal
dispatch operation.
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-900
MTX
PRIVAT
E
Failsoft Operation
In the event of a trunked system
failure, radio communication is still
possible in the failsoft mode. When
the trunking controller fails and the
system is within range, the radio will
automatically enter failsoft.
While in failsoft, the radio
operates on a pre-determined
frequency in a non-trunked
(conventional) manner.
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MTX-9
PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
PHON
E
“Beep”
The radio will remain unmuted
on the failsoft channel and a faint
beep will be heard every ten seconds
to indicate the radio is in failsoft.
Press the PTT to transmit in failsoft
mode, and release it to listen for a
response.
When the trunked system returns
to normal operation, the radio will
automatically leave failsoft and the
failsoft tone will stop. The radio will
resume normal trunked operation.
M
T
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9
0
0
In order to receive pages, Private
Conversation calls, and telephone
calls, radios must be turned on,
currently on the same trunked system
as the caller, and not engaged in
voice traffic.
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Receiving a Private
ConversationTM Call
Two “beeps” announce an
incoming private call. The tone will
continue for 20 seconds or until there
is a response.
900
MTX-
PRIVA
TE
RESP
Push the “Private Response”
button, followed by the PTT to answer
a Private Conversation. Release the
PTT to receive any replies.
ONSE
PHON
E
“BeepBeep”
When the Private Conversation
is finished, press the “Private
Response” button to receive normal
dispatch calls.
Note: If you leave the radio in
“Private Conversation” mode for one
minute with no activity, a bad key
chirp (“bonk”) will be heard every six
seconds. After an additional minute,
the radio will replace the bad key
chirp with the illegal mode tone. To
stop these alert tones, return the
radio to dispatch mode by pressing
the “Private Response” button again.
Private Conversation Call Back
Push the “Private Response”
button to call back the last person you
spoke to in Private Conversation
mode, or the last person who Call
Alerted (paged) you.
If the called radio is turned on,
and accepted, you will hear a
telephone-type ringing until your
private call is answered. If your
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PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
private call does not get through, you will hear an illegal mode tone.
Press the PTT to try the call again, or press the “Private Response”
button to clear the tone and exit to dispatch operation.
When the called party responds, press the PTT to talk; release it
to listen.
You may hear a ring followed by a busy tone. Your call got
through, but the system is temporarily busy and the called radio is in
queue for an available channel.
When the Private Conversation is finished, press the “Private
Response” button to receive normal dispatch calls.
Making Conventional Dispatch
Calls
Select a conventional channel
using the toggle and rotary select
switches.
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MTX-9
PRIVA
TE
RESP
ONSE
PHON
E
Press the PTT to talk. If the red
LED is lit, you are transmitting
normally (the channel is clear to use).
If you hear someone else talking
while the PTT is held, the channel is
in use. Release the PTT and try your
call again later.
When you have finished talking
(transmitting) release the PTT switch
to listen (receive).
M
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9
0
0
C
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S
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T
Y
P
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II
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Making Conventional
Telephone Calls
Select a conventional channel
using the toggle and rotary select
switches.
PRI
VAT
E
RES
PON
SE
PHO
NE
00
MTX-9
Press and hold the PTT and
dial the telephone MRTI access
code. Release the PTT and listen for
a dialtone. Press and hold the PTT
while dialing the desired telephone
number using the keypad. If the
telephoned party responds, transmit
normally. To hang up, press and
hold the PTT while dialing the MRTI
deaccess code.
The telephoned party should be
informed that the caller is using a
radio and that replies should be
made only after the radio party has
finished transmitting. The
telephoned party will hear a “chirp”
tone when the radio party has
finished transmitting and is ready to
listen for a reply. Otherwise, the
telephoned party may attempt to
speak while the radio party is
transmitting, and the resulting
confusion will severely restrict
communication.
Note: When transmitting, remember
to check if the channel is in use as
in conventional dispatch.
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Battery Information
Charging
The MTX-800 Classic and MTX900 Classic radios use rechargeable
nickel-cadmium batteries. When
properly used, they provide a safe
and dependable power source
necessary for peak radio
performance.
To ensure peak radio
performance, batteries should be fully
charged before use and periodically
thereafter. When the battery charge
falls to an unacceptable level, a lowbattery alert tone is heard, indicating
that the battery needs to be
recharged.
TE
COMPLE
G
CHARGIN
!
WARNING
IMPROPER USE OF BATTERIES
MAY CREATE FIRE AND/OR
EXPLOSION HAZARDS.
95 F
45 F
Batteries should be charged at about 77°F. Charging in
cold temperatures (below 45°F) may result in electrolyte
leakage and destroy the battery. Charging in hot temperatures
(above 95°F) will not damage the battery, but reduced charge
capacity will result.
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B
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F
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N
Battery Warnings
The following precautions should be observed while charging and
handling batteries:
Batteries should not be replaced or
charged in a hazardous atmosphere.
Contact sparking while installing or removing
batteries from radios and chargers may
trigger an explosion.
Do not dispose of batteries in fire;
disposing of batteries in fire will create an
explosion hazard.
Avoid short-circuiting the battery. A
short circuit, such as a paper clip dropped
accidentally across the battery terminal, will
permanently damage the battery, void the
warranty, and create a fire hazard.
E
COMPLET
G
CHARGIN
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Charge batteries with the appropriate
Motorola chargers only. Charging batteries
in any other equipment may lead to battery
damage and will void the battery warranty.
General Radio Care
Cleaning
Clean external surfaces of the radio with a mild detergent and a
stiff, non-metallic, short-bristled brush. A suitable detergent solution
may be mixed by adding one teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent
to one gallon of water (0.5% solution). Apply the detergent solution
sparingly with the brush, being careful not to allow excess detergent to
remain entrapped near connectors and controls or in cracks and
crevices. Do not submerse the radio in the detergent solution. Dry the
radio thoroughly with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Clean all battery contacts with a lint-free cloth to remove dirt,
grease, or other foreign material that may prevent good electrical
connections.
G
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F
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M
A
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Handling
Avoid physical abuse; do not
pound, drop, or throw the radio
unnecessarily. Do not carry the radio
by the antenna.
Avoid subjecting the radio to an
excess of liquids. Never allow the
radio to become submersed.
Avoid subjecting the radio to
corrosives, solvents, or spirits.
X X X
CLEANING
FLUID
!
CAUTION
Clean the radio with the
recommended solution only.
Cleaning the radio with solvents or
spirits may be harmful and
permanently damage the radio
housing.
Do not disassemble the radio in
any way. Keep the connector cover in
place until ready to use the accessory
connector. Replace the cover
immediately after the accessory has
been disconnected.
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MT
Safety Information
FCC Safety
Standards
The Federal Communications Commission (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. Motorola subscribes to the
same safety standard for the use of its products.
Proper operation of this radio will result in user
exposure substantially below FCC recommended
limits:
•
•
Safety
Guidelines
•
•
•
•
•
•
Do not hold the radio with the antenna very close
to, or touching, exposed parts of the body,
especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Hold the radio in a vertical position with the
microphone two to three inches away from the
lips.
Do not hold the transmit switch (PTT) on when not
actually desiring to transmit.
Do not allow children to play with any radio
equipment containing a transmitter.
Do not operate radio transmitters near explosive
blasting caps. The transmitted radio energy may
trigger a blasting cap and cause an explosion.
Do not operate radio transmitters in an explosive
atmosphere unless it is a type especially qualified
for such use. An explosion may result.
Do not replace or charge batteries in a hazardous
atmosphere. Contact sparking may occur while
installing or removing batteries and cause an
explosion.
Do not dispose of batteries in fire. Batteries may
explode when subjected to extremely high
temperatures.
Do not short circuit the radio. An accidental short
circuit, such as a paper clip dropped across the
battery terminals, may generate enough heat to
spark a fire.
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F
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N
Hazardous
Atmosphere
Operation
Anyone intending to use a radio in a hazardous
area is advised to become familiar with the subject
of intrinsic safety and with Section 70 of the
National Fire Code, which is commonly referred to
as Article 500 of the National Electric Code. Use of
anything but factory supplied components may
affect the approval and safety of the radio.
Likewise, it is advised that servicing should be
performed only by qualified personnel who adhere
to the following FM required warning:
!
WARNING
MODIFICATION OF FM
APPROVED INTRINSICALLY
SAFE RADIOS WILL NEGATE FM
APPROVAL.
Certain MTX-800 Classic and MTX-900 Classic
radios and batteries have been declared
intrinsically safe by Factory Mutual Research Corp.
(FMRC) of Norwood, Massachusetts, for use in
hazardous atmospheres. FM approved radios are
identified by attached certification labels and by
matching green dots found on the backs of radios
and batteries. The intrinsically safe rating by
Factory Mutual states that electrical equipment is
incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or
thermal energy, under normal or abnormal
operating conditions, to cause ignition of a specific
hazardous atmosphere. This means the MTX-800
Classic and MTX-900 Classic radios have been
thoroughly tested by Factory Mutual and carries its
certification for operation in the hazardous
atmospheres designated on the radio label. Radios
must ship from the Motorola factory with the
hazardous atmosphere options and cannot be
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modified in the field. Failure to use the radio with
the approved battery will negate the approval.
MTX-800 Classic and MTX-900 Classic radios
that are approved by Factory Mutual can be used
in those applications requiring reliable two-way
hand-held radios in the listed specific hazardous
atmospheres. Motorola approved equipment and
accessories, along with competitive equipment
approvals, are listed in the yearly approval guide
published by Factory Mutual Research Corporation.
This guide can be ordered from the following
address:
Resource Center for Loss Control Management
Factory Mutual Research Corp.,
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike
P.O. Box 688, Norwood, MA 02062
Intrinsically
Safe Models
and
Accessories
The following radios and accessories are
approved as Intrinsically Safe by Factory Mutual.
Refer to the radio label for intrinsic safety ratings
and required batteries. Only the accessories and
antennas listed below may be used on approved
radios.
Models:
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H25HFA51B4CN
H25JBF51B4BN
H25JKF51B6BN
Kit Number
NAF4000B
NAF4050A
NAF4070A
NAF5010A
NAF5034A
NMN6145A
NMN6155A
NMN6156A
NTN4812A
NTN5043A
NTN5075A, B
Description
Dipole Antenna
Whip Antenna
Dipole Antenna
Flex Antenna
Flex Antenna
Remote Speaker Microphone w/earphone jack
Remote Speaker Microphone w/Velcro
Remote Speaker/Microphone
Adapter
Earpiece w/Volume Control
Audio Accessory Jack
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Restrictions
The grantee of a license has the responsibility of
assuring that all equipment operated under that
license conforms to the specifications of the
license.
The RF power output of a radio transmitter shall be
no more than that required for satisfactory technical
operation considering the area to be covered and
local conditions.
The frequency, deviation, and power of a radio
transmitter must be maintained within specified
limits. It is recommended, therefore, that these
three parameters be checked before the station is
placed in service.
The efficiency of the equipment depends upon a
good installation. Motorola recommends that
adjustments to this equipment be made ONLY by a
certified technician.
Service
Proper repair and maintenance procedures will
assure efficient operation and long life for this
product. A Motorola maintenance agreement will
provide expert service to keep this and all other
communication equipment in perfect operating
condition. A nationwide service organization is
provided by Motorola to support maintenance
services. Through its maintenance and installation
program, Motorola makes available the finest
service to those desiring reliable, continuous
communications on a contract basis.
Motorola's Customer Service Division is the largest
service organization specializing in mobile
communications. It includes over 900 authorized or
company-owned stations. In addition, our products
are serviced throughout the world by a wide
network of company or authorized independent
distributor service organizations.
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For contract service requirements, please contact
the nearest Motorola service representative,
authorized Motorola dealer, or Motorola sales
representative.