Professional
Two-way Radio
SLX Series
User Guide
P/N 14500054
Rev E
4/08
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SLX Custom Programmed Listing
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FCC APPROVAL
FCC ID: SLX-100 AIERIT21-150
SLX-400 AIERIT21-450
INCLUDED ITEMS
Two-way Radio
1800mAh Li-Ion
Battery Pack
with attached Belt Clip
Desktop Stand with
110 VAC
Rapid Charger
VHF or UHF
Antenna
Professional
Two-way Radio
SLX Series
User Guide
P/N 14500054
Rev E
4/08
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User Manual
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CONTENTS
Radio Overview.................................................... 3
Get Acquainted with your Radio’s Controls ......... 4
Display Icons ....................................................... 5
SLX Audio Accessories........................................ 6
Attaching the Battery............................................ 8
Removing the Battery........................................... 8
Dual Slot Charger................................................. 9
Attaching the Antenna.......................................... 10
ON/OFF and Volume Control............................... 10
Operating the Radio............................................. 11
Programmable Function Buttons.......................... 12
Using the Menu/Enter Button.......................... 13
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Programmable SLX Radio Features.................... 13
MENU Accessible Features.................................. 17
FCC Regulations.................................................. 18
Safety Standards.................................................. 18
Service................................................................. 18
How To Obtain An FCC License........................... 18
RF Energy Exposure Awareness and Control
Information........................................................... 19
Limited Warranty................................................. 21
SLX Tone Codes Cross-reference Chart.............. 22
SLX Antenna Cutting Chart.................................. 24
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RADIO OVERVIEW
Thank you for purchasing the RITRON 60-channel SLX Series business band two-way radio. Read all
instructions carefully and completely before using
your new two-way radio. This instruction manual
contains important operating instructions for your
radio.
Radio Controls
The numbers below refer to the illustrations on the
next page.
1. On-Off / Volume Knob
Turn the power/volume control knob clockwise to turn the radio on.
2. Push to Talk Button (PTT)
Push and hold to transmit; release to listen.
3. Monitor Button
Press the Monitor button momentarily to disable the Tone squelch.
4. Emergency Button (Orange)
The emergency function allows you to transmit an emergency signal tone to other radios on your system. In addition, your SLX radio will show the word “EMERGENC” on the display.
Note: After the emergency tone is transmitted, the microphone on the sending radio will be active for 5 seconds (programmable). This allows the user of the transmitting radio to talk hands-free.
The emergency feature can be programmed to cycle from 1-15 times or continuously until it is
manually re-set. See your Ritron dealer for custom settings.
5. TX (Red) and RX (Green) LED Indicator
6. Microphone
7. LCD Display (8 Character Alphanumeric)
8. 8 Programmable Function Buttons (PFB)
9. Antenna
10. Accessory Connector
Connects headsets, remote speaker/
microphones and other accessories. Replace attached dust cap when not in use.
11. Spring Action Belt Clip
12. Speaker
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Get acquainted with your radio’s controls
9. Antenna
1. Volume Knob
5. LED Indicator
4. Emergency Button (Orange)
2. PTT Button
3. Monitor Button
8. 8-Programmable
Function Buttons
11. Belt Clip
7. LCD Display
10. Accessory
Connector
6. Microphone
12. Speaker
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Display Icons
To provide additional feedback to the radio user, the
LCD display has several status icons. Some status
icons are “radio wide”. Other icons appear only if
the feature is set to ON for the current operating
channel.
Symbol
Name/Function
Signal Strength Indicator – shows received signal strength of an incoming call.
Full circle = strong signal
¾ circle = moderate signal
½ circle = acceptable signal
¼ circle = very weak signal
H/L - Indicates power (High or Low) setting
of individual channel.
Keypad Lock – Appears when keypad lock
is ON.
Bell – Appears when keypad tones are
ON.
Symbol
Name/Function
Battery Level Indicator:
3 Bars = full charge
2 bars = 66%
1 = bar 33%
“Hands-Free” VOX Indicator – Appears
when Hands-Free feature is ON.
Scan Indicator – Appears when Channel
Scan is ON.
Scrambler Indicator – Appears when
Voice Scrambler is ON.
Talk Around Indicator – Appears when
radio is operating on the Talk Around
channel.
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SLX Audio Accessories
The Ritron offers a wide range of audio accessories and headsets to help customize your SLX radio for
your application. All SLX audio accessories include a durable, injection molded strain relief. The strain
relief keeps the audio accessory firmly attached to the SLX radio during use and attaches to the radio
using 2 Phillips head screws (provided).
1. To attach audio accessory to the SLX radio- first remove the Phillips head screw holding the rubber dust
cover in place. (see diagram below).
2. Remove the Phillips head screw on the inside bottom of the dust cover area.
3. Remove inner foam gasket.
4. Place these items in a secure place for future possible use.
5. Attach audio accessory to the SLX radio. (see diagram for proper position of strain relief). Cord leading to
the headset or speaker mic of the accessory must be directed toward the top of the radio.
6. Do NOT over-tighten or apply excessive force when securing Phillips heads screws. Snug top and bottom
screws down to the molded strain relief.
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2
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SLX Audio Accessories (cont...)
RSM-5Xa Remote Speaker Microphone
with rotating spring action clip
Speaker/mic can be attached to clothing close to mouth and
ears allowing easier communication without removing radio
from belt.
RSM-5Xa
RHD-10X
RHD-12X
RHD-10X Earbud w/ pendant PTT
with built-in microphone and clip.
Enables private listening and great for noisy environments.
Mic with PTT can be attached to clothing for easy activation.
RHD-11X Security type earpiece
with pendant PTT with built-in microphone and clip.
Allows private listening and remote PTT for applications
requiring more discrete communications.
RHD-12X Lightweight behind-the-head headset
with boom mic and pendant PTT.
Great for noisy environments! Single ear headset with boom
mic and in-line PTT.
LH-D Leather carry holster with swivel belt loop
RHD-11X
LH-D
DS-CB
NH-C
DS-CB Swivel attachment, fits LH-D Leather Holster
NH-C Nylon Carry Holster with Fixed Metal Belt Clip
BC-G6X/J 6-unit 110/220 VAC, 12 VDC Charger
(SLX and J Series only)
BC-G6X/J
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Attaching the Battery
Removing the battery
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2
2
3
1
1.
2. 8
Fit the tabs at the bottom of the battery into the slots at the bottom of the radio’s body.
Press the top part of the battery towards the radio until both latches firmly attach to the radio.
1.
2. 3. Turn off the radio.
Slide the latches located on both sides of the battery downwards at the same time.
Pull the top part of the battery away from the radio’s body, and remove the battery.
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Dual Slot Charger
The enclosed dual slot charger can charge two batteries sequentially. The front slot must be complete (green) before charging the 2nd slot. Note: Charge battery before use!
A completely discharged pack will be recharged
in approximately 2.5 hours.
* Use only a Ritron
approved 110 VAC Adapter.
Place spare battery pack in slot
with label facing forward
* Do not attempt to
repair.
* Do not attempt to
charge any other
brand of battery!
Place radio with attached battery pack
or battery pack only (see slots for battery only)
LED
* Do not expose to
rain, snow, or
moisture.
Status
Red
Charging
Green Complete
Amber Waiting
Input For Ritron
110 VAC Adapter
Front Slot
LED Indicator
* Do not use an
extension cord to
run power to the
charger.
Rear Slot
LED Indicator
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Attaching the Antenna
ON/OFF and Volume Control
1.
2.
1.
2.
Align the threaded end of the antenna with the radio’s antenna connector.
Turn the antenna clockwise to attach to the radio.
To turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. To turn the radio off, turn the knob counter clockwise.
To adjust volume up, turn the knob clockwise. To turn the volume down, turn the knob counter clockwise.
NOTE: * Do not use radio or activate transmitter unless antenna is securely fastened to radio.
* Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna.
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Operating the Radio
This radio offers up to 60 channels.
•
•
•
Select the desired channel by using the Up/
Down button. When held down, channels change continuously.
• To check channel activity, press the monitor button.
• To talk press and hold the PTT button. Speak into the microphone on the radio. Release to listen.
Note: For maximum clarity hold the radio 2-3 inches
away from your mouth and speak in a normal tone of
voice.
Sending an Emergency Call
The Emergency feature button allows the radio user to
send an Emergency Call to all other radios programmed on
the channel. For example, if the radio user should become
injured, trapped or is in danger, a simple push (HOLD for 2
seconds) of the orange button will activate the Emergency
function. The Emergency function is programmable, it
includes:
•
Press and HOLD Orange button for 2
seconds, the word “EMERGENC” will be displayed on the radio display. Alert tone sounds on “sending” radio speaker.
•
•
Radio sends the alert tone to other radios with the
same frequency and tone. If the “receiving” radio is
an SLX it will display the word “EMERGENC” on it’s
display.
After alert tone sounds, “sending” radio’s transmitter is “keyed” for a specified period of time (factory default 5 seconds). This allows any audio present at the “sending” radio to be transmitted “hands free” to all other radios on the system (e.g. a call for help, the location and/or name of the person in need, reason for Emergency).
The Emergency function “cycle” can be programmed to repeat a number of times (factory default 2 times). See your dealer for details.
To cancel the Emergency cycle at anytime: Press the orange button momentarily.
Sending a Page, Call Tone, or GateGuard
Command Code
•
•
•
Press the P2 button (factory default). The pre-programmed Contact List will appear in the radio display.
Using the scroll up/down arrows select the desired name in the list.
Press the PTT button momentarily and the code associated with the name will be automatically transmitted.
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Programmable Function Buttons (PFB’s)
Programmable Function Buttons (PFB) provide easy, one-button access to a specific feature/function. Your dealer can
program the PFB to have: no function when pressed, toggle ON or OFF a specific feature, transmit a Call Tone or a
variety of other features/functions (see complete list starting on page 13). The following table indicates the Factory
Default setting for each of the PFB’s on your radio.
PF Button Orange Function
Emergency
Description of Function
Begins Emergency Cycle. Transmits assigned Emergency Call to other
radios, transmitter keys for programmed period of time (5 seconds) to
allow hands-free operation by sender. Cycle repeats 2 times.
Monitor Monitor
(left side)
If radio is programmed with sub-tone, momentarily press the Monitor button to toggle between sub-tone, no sub-tone or open squelch (you will hear squelch noise).
P1 TX Pwr Level
Transmitter toggles between high power (UHF 4W/VHF 5W) and low power (1W). H=High, L=Low pwr.
P2 Contact List
Allows access to pre-programmed Contact List. User can scroll contact list and/or transmit selective signaling codes e.g. GateGuard command codes, 2-Tone codes, DTMF strings, Call Tones.
P3 Scan
Radio will begin to scan designated channels. A channel must be flagged using PC programmer in order to be included in scan list. Scan symbol will appear in display.
(top)
Scroll Up
Scroll channels or feature sub-list.
Scroll Down
Scroll channels or feature sub-list.
MENU/ENTER
Allows access to MENU enabled features and/or ENTER key.
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Using The MENU/ENTER
Button
Using the SLX special PC programming software your dealer can enable or disable access to certain features from the
radio MENU button. Listed below are instructions for accessing these feature/functions from the radio MENU button.
The MENU/ENTER
button can also be assigned to have no function when pressed.
To access feature/functions via the radio MENU:
• Press
, if enabled, the first feature/function in the list will appear on the LCD display
• Use
to scroll to a specific feature/function or
• Press
to ENTER the feature/function appearing on the LCD display
• Use
to scroll sub-list option settings for the specific feature/function
• Press
to SAVE selection and exit MENU
• The last channel of operation will appear on the LCD display
Programmable SLX Radio Features
Your dealer can enable or disable access to the following features/functions. Listed below is a description of each.
The grid on the right indicates if the feature can be: (1) Assigned to a specific programmable function button, and/or
(2) If the function can be programmed to be accessible via the radio’s MENU mode. Ask your dealer for details on the
specific operation of these functions.
PF Button Assignable
Menu
Accessible
No Function Assigned For most basic applications and ease-of-use. If enabled, the PF button
will have no function when pressed. Yes
No
Menu Button Activates the radio menu feature, menu selections will appear on the display.
Yes
No
Up/Down Scroll Buttons Scroll Up/Down any selection list. This includes channel list, menu list,
contact list, status list, RX or TX tone list, and variable level settings. Yes
No
Monitor/Call Cancel Will toggle sequentially between: tone, carrier, and open squelch mode, or
will clear the display of any incoming call.
Yes
No
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Programmable SLX Radio Features (cont....)
PF Button Assignable
Menu
Accessible
Emergency Call Allows user to send an Emergency Call/Message on a pre-defined channel to
other radios. Ex: If radio user should become injured, or is in danger. A push of the orange button
activates the Emergency Call function.Ask your dealer for on specific details and operation of this
feature. Yes
No
Backlight ON/OFF Turns the display backlight On or Off.
Yes
No
Send A Selective Signaling Call, 1 - 4 Sends 2-tone Page e.g. GateGuard\Command code,
5-Tone Page, DTMF ANI numbers on a per channel basis. Yes
No
Send A Call Tone You can transmit a Call Tone to other radios in your group to alert them that
you are about to talk. Radio transmits alternating tones for as long as the programmable
function button is pressed.
Yes
No
Group Select When programmed to a programmable function button, allows quick access to a
group of up to 10 pre-programmed channels. Yes
YES
Go To A Fix (Pre-Set) Channel #, 1 - 4 “Speed dial” for quickly accessing pre-programmed
channel(s). Eliminates the need to scroll through channels. A programmable function button can be
assigned to 1 of up to 4 pre-set channels. Yes
No
Keypad Lock ON/OFF Prevents accidental activation of the front panel buttons. Icon appears on
LCD display when ON. Yes
YES
Alerts ON/OFF Turn keypad tones OFF for silent operation. Icon will appear on LCD display
when ON.
Yes
YES
Send DTMF Digits Radio can be programmed by your dealer to transmit unique DTMF digits on a
per channel basis and/or via programmable function button. Yes
No
Normal Scan ON/OFF Must be programmed by your dealer. Channels must be flagged as eligible
scan channels. Normal Scan will periodically check these channels to prevent missed calls.
Programmable function button can be set to turn function ON or OFF. Icon will appear on LCD
display when scan is ON.
Yes
YES
Talk Around ON/OFF Causes the radio to transmit on the receive frequency on channels where
the RX and TX are not the same. Icon will appear on the LCD Display when ON. Yes
YES
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Programmable SLX Radio Features (cont....)
PF Button Assignable
Menu
Accessible
Tx/Rx Tone Select Select CTCSS or DCS encode and decode tone codes on the current
operating channel. Yes YES
TX Power Level Set transmit power to high, medium or low on current operating channel. Icon
(H or L) will appear on LCD display.
Yes
YES
Battery Saver ON/OFF When ON, battery life is extended. Yes
YES
Missed Call Displays a list of missed Selcall calls.
Yes
YES
Contact List Select and send from a list of pre-programmed encode codes. E.g. 2-Tone
GateGuard Command codes to open different gates, turn on lights, pump control etc. Yes
YES
Status List Select and send from a list of pre-programmed “status” messages. E.g. Text
messaging. Yes
YES
Voice Scrambler ON/OFF Provides added security and privacy. When ON, voice transmissions
are scrambled. Can be programmed on a channel-by-channel basis. Icon will appear on LCD
display when ON. Yes
YES
Squelch Level Will display the current squelch level and allow the user to raise or lower squelch
with the Up and Down buttons. Smaller numbers increase squelch sensitivity, allowing the radio to
hear weak and distant signals. Larger numbers decreases sensitivity, only strong, quiet signals
are heard.
Yes
YES
Password Prevents unauthorized use of the radio. At radio turn on user must enter 4 character
password before radio will operate. Password is entered using the Up/Dwn scroll buttons and
MENU button. Yes
YES
Priority Scan ON/OFF Must be enabled by your dealer. Designates a priority channel that is
checked more frequently than other channels to prevent missed calls. Yes
YES
“Hands-Free” VOX ON/OFF Allows “hands-free” use of the radio, without an audio accessory
(I.e. a headset). Icon will appear on LCD display when ON. Yes
YES
Priority Scan Channel Allows the user to set the priority channel from a list of available channels. No
YES
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Programmable SLX Radio Features (cont....)
PF Button Assignable
Menu
Accessible
VOX Level Allows user to select the voice audio level required to “key” the transmitter. VOX Level
can be set from 0-15. A higher number makes the VOX circuit “MORE” sensitive (“less” audio is
required) to trigger VOX operation. A lower number makes the VOX circuit “LESS” sensitive (“more”
audio is required). No
YES
Ear PTT ON/OFF Enables or disables microphone on radio. Allows use of earbud (listen only)
device while microphone on radio remains enabled.
No
YES
Missed Call List Delete Clears the Missed Call List. No
YES
Missed Call Send Will automatically send the current Status message if a Missed Call is detected.
No
YES
LED Indicator ON/OFF LED on top of the radio can be set to “blink” green every 10 seconds. No
YES
Lone Worker Useful in situations where the radio user works alone and is either required to or it
would be helpful to check in at regular intervals. SLX radio can be programmed to sound a tone to
remind the Lone Worker that they must “call in”. If they do not call in within the specified period, radio
will automatically send the Emergency code. No
YES
Radio Reset See your Dealer for details
No
YES
Caller/Group ID Each transmission (16 possible codes) is uniquely identified. Receiving radios
show name of caller/group on LCD display. No
No
Selcall (Selective Calling) 2-Way Paging Selcall is a voice call to a specific radio or group
of radios. The caller selects the radio or group of radios from a pre-programmed “contact list.” No Yes
No Yes
No No
Status Messaging Send and receive pre-programmed alpha/numeric status messages. [Ack]nowledge Sending radio receives an [Ack]nowledge message confirming that the
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MENU Navigation Chart
This chart shows the order of all MENU Accessible features. To be accessible from the radio’s MENU they
must first be “Enabled” using the PC programming software. The
button is the Factory Default for
the MENU selection function. See page 12 for the Factory Default settings for each PF Button.
Note: Not all features are “Enabled” from the factory.
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FCC Regulations
Licensing —The FCC requires the owners of SLX Series 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 has adopted a safety standard for RF energy exposure awareness and control information, and operational instructions
for FCC occupational use requirements. Refer to page 20 for complete details.
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
P. O. Box 1998
Carmel, IN 46082-1998 USA
Phone: 317-846-1201
FAX: 317-846-4978
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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 15 of this manual.
For help determining your frequencies, call
Ritron at 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872).
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RF ENERGY EXPOSURE AWARENESS AND CONTROL
INFORMATION, AND OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FCC
OCCUPATIONAL USE REQUIREMENTS
BEFORE USING YOUR PORTABLE 2-WAY RADIO, READ
THIS IMPORTANT RF ENERGY AWARENESS AND CONTROL
INFORMATION AND OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE
COMPLIANCE WITH THE FCC’S RF EXPOSURE GUIDELINES.
NOTICE: This radio is intended for use in occupational/controlled
conditions, where users have full knowledge of their exposure and
can exercise control over their exposure to meet FCC limits. This
radio device is NOT authorized for general population, consumer, or
any other use.
This 2-way radio uses electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency
(RF) spectrum to provide communications between two or more users
over a distance. It uses radio frequency (RF) energy or radio waves
to send and receive calls. RF energy is one form of electromagnetic
energy. Other forms include, but are not limited to, electric power,
sunlight and x-rays. RF energy, however, should not be confused
with these other forms of electromagnetic energy, which when used
improperly can cause biological damage.
Very high levels of x-rays, for example, can damage tissues and
genetic material.
Experts in science, engineering, medicine, health and industry work
with organizations to develop standards for exposure to RF energy.
These standards provide recommended levels of RF exposure
for both workers and the general public. These recommended RF
exposure levels include substantial margins of protection. All 2-way
radios marketed in North America are designed, manufactured and
tested to ensure they meet government established RF exposure
levels. In addition, manufacturers also recommend specific operating
instructions to
users of 2-way radios. These instructions are important because they
inform users about RF energy exposure and provide simple
procedures on how to control it. Please refer to the following websites
for more information on what RF energy exposure is and how to
control your exposure to assure compliance with established RF
exposure limits.
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html
Federal Communications Commission Regulations
The FCC rules require manufacturers to comply with the FCC RF
energy exposure limits for portable 2-way radios before they can be
marketed in the U.S. When 2-way radios are used as a consequence
of employment, the FCC requires users to be fully aware of and
able to control their exposure to meet occupational requirements.
Exposure awareness can be facilitated by the use of a product label
directing users to specific user awareness information. Your Ritron J
Series 2-way radio has an RF exposure product label. Also, this user
manual includes information and operating instructions required to
control your RF exposure and to satisfy compliance requirements.
(See following page)
Compliance with RF Exposure Standards
Your Ritron SLX Series 2-way radio is designed and tested to comply
with a number of national and international standards and guidelines
(listed below) for human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic
energy. This radio complies with the IEEE and ICNIRP exposure limits
for occupational/controlled RF exposure environment at operating duty
factors of up to 50% transmitting and is authorized by the FCC for
occupational use only. In terms of measuring RF energy for compliance
with the FCC exposure guidelines, your radio radiates measurable
RF energy only while it is transmitting (during talking), not when it is
receiving (listening) or in standby mode.
Note: The approved batteries supplied with this radio are rated for
a 5-5-90 duty factor (5% talk-5% listen - 90% standby), even though
this radio complies with the FCC occupational RF exposure limits and
may operate at duty factors of up to 50% talk.
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Your Ritron SLX Series 2-way radio complies with the following RF
energy exposure standards and guidelines:
• United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal Regulations; 47 CFR §§ 1.1307, 1.1310, 2.1091 and 2.1093
• American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992
• Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1-
1999 Edition
RF Exposure Compliance and Control Guidelines and
Operating Instructions
To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the occupational/
controlled environment exposure limits always adhere to the following
procedures.
Guidelines:
• Do not remove the RF Exposure Label from the device.
• This user manual should accompany device when transferred to other users.
• Do not use this device if the operational requirements described herein are not met.
Operating Instructions:
• Transmit no more than the rated duty factor of 50% of the time. To transmit (talk), push the Push-To-Talk (PTT) button. To receive calls, release the PTT button. Transmitting 50% of the time, or less, is important because this radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting (in terms of measuring for standards compliance).
• Hold the radio in a vertical position in front of face with the microphone (and the other parts of the radio, including the antenna) at least one inch (2.5 cm) away from the nose. Keeping the radio at the proper distance is important because RF exposures decrease with distance from the antenna. Antenna should be kept away from eyes.
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• When worn on the body, always place the radio in a Ritron approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness for this product. Using approved body-worn accessories is important because the use of Ritron or other manufacturer’s non-
approved accessories may result in exposure levels, which exceed the FCC’s occupational/controlled environment RF exposure limits.
• If you are not using a body-worn accessory and are not using the radio in the intended use position in front of the face, then ensure the antenna and the radio are kept at least 2.5 cm (one inch) from the body when transmitting. Keeping the radio at the proper distance is important because RF exposures decrease with increasing distance from the antenna.
• Use only Ritron approved supplied or replacement antennas, batteries, and accessories. Use of non- Ritron approved antennas, batteries, and accessories may exceed the FCC RF exposure guidelines.
• For a list of Ritron approved accessories see this user manual, or visit http://www.ritron.com, or call Ritron at 800-872-1872.
Contact Information
For additional information on exposure requirements or other
information, contact Ritron at 800-872-1872.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
What This Warranty Covers: RITRON, INC. (“RITRON”) provides the
following warranty against defects in materials and/or workmanship in / under
normal use and service during the applicable warranty period, as stated below.
“Accessories” means antennas, holsters, chargers, earphones, speaker/microphones, and items contained in the programming and programming/service
kits. Rechargeable batteries will be replaced during the applicable warranty period only if leakage occurs or the batteries drop below 75% of rated capacity.
WHAT IS COVERED FOR HOW LONG
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
SLX Portable Radio
1 year *
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
1 year *
Ritron will replace the defective Batteries
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 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;
• Defects or damage, including broken antennas, resulting from:
- misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, neglect, accident or act of God, or,
- 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.
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: This warranty is valid only within the
United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
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SLX Tone Codes Cross-reference Charts
Std QC Ritron SLX
Freq (Hz) QC Code QC Code
No Tone
44
0
67.0
01
1
71.9
02
2
74.4
03
3
77.0 04
4
79.7
05
5
82.5
06
6
85.5
07
7
88.5
08
8
91.5
09
9
94.8
10 10
97.4
11 11
100.0
12 12
103.5
13 13
107.2
14 14
110.9
15 15
114.8
16 16
118.8
17 17
123.0
18 18
127.3
19 19
131.8
20 20
136.5
21 21
141.3
22 22
146.2
23 23
151.4
24 24
156.7
25 24
162.2
26 26
167.9
27 27
173.8
28 28
179.9
29 29
186.2
30 30
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Std QC Ritron SLX
Freq (Hz) QC Code QC Code
192.8
31 31
203.5
32 32
210.7
33 33
218.1
34 34
225.7
35 35
233.6
36 36
241.8
37 37
250.3
38 38
69.4
39 39
159.8
40 40
165.5
41 49
171.3
42 50
177.3
43 51
No Tone/Tone Off 44 0
183.5
45 41
189.9
46 42
196.6
47 43
199.5
48 44
206.5
49 45
229.1
50 46
254.1
51 47
71.0 N/A 48
198.0 N/A 52
202.7 N/A 53
Custom N/A 54
Custom N/A 55
Custom
N/A
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Digital Ritron
Code Digital Code
023
023
025
025
026
026
031
031
032
032
036
036
043
043
047
047
051
051
053
053
054
054
065
065
071
071
072
072
073
073
074
074
114
114
115
115
116
116
122
122
125
125
131
131
132
132
134
134
143
143
145
145
152
152
155
155
156
156
162
162
SLX
Digital
Code
101
102
103
104
105
186
106
107
108
184
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
185
118
119
120
121
122
187
123
124
125
126
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
SLX Tone Codes Cross-reference Charts
Std QC RITRON
Freq (Hz) QC Code
No Tone
44
165 165
172 172
174 174
205 205
212 212
223 223
225 225
226 226
243 243
244 244
245 245
246 246
251 251
252 252
255 255
261 261
263 263
265 265
266 266
271 271
274 274
306 306
311 311
315 315
325 325
331 331
332 332
SLX
QC Code
0
127
128
129
130
188
131
189
132
133
134
135
190
136
191
192
137
138
139
193
140
194
141
142
143
195
144
196
Digital Ritron SLX
Code DQC Code DQC Code
343 343 145
346 346 146
351 351 147
356 356 197
364 364 148
365 365 149
371 371 150
411 411 151
412 412 152
413 413 153
423 423 154
431 431 155
432 432 156
445 445 157
446 446 198
452 452 199
454 454 200
455 455 201
462 462 202
464 464 158
465 465 159
466 466 160
503 503 161
506 506 162
516 516 163
523 523 203
N/A 526 204
532 532 164
546 546 165
565 565 166
Digital Code
606
662
612
624
627
631
632
645
654
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
Ritron
DQC Code
606
662
612
624
627
631
632
645 654
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
SLX
DQC Code
167
174
168
169
170
171
172
N/A
173
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
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SLX Antenna Cutting Chart
Antennas supplied with the SLX Series are pre-cut for operation in either
VHF 150-165 MHz or UHF 450 - 470 MHz band.
AF-X100
VHF Uncut Antenna Freq (MHz)
Length (mm)
136
150
140
149
145
143
150
137
155
133
160
129
165
125
170
121
175
118
AF-X400
UHF Uncut Antenna
Freq (MHz)
Length (mm)
420
170
430
165
440
161
450
156
460
152
470
148
480
143
AF-X450S
UHF Stubby Uncut Antenna
Freq (MHz)
Length (mm)
400
113
410
110
420
107
430
105
440
103
450
100
460
98
470
96
480
94
Remove cap
A
B
Measurement must be taken from point A to point B at the end of the
antenna. Cap removed.
Note: Drawing is not to scale.
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Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
Compatible Ritron Radios
Wireless Intercomm/Base Station
Fixed location 2-way radio, desktop or wallmount capable. Never needs recharging, it’s
AC powered.
OutPost XT Callbox
Talk at the push of a button to radio
equipped personnel. Improves
safety and workflow.
Shown with optional entry keypad
RPM 60 Series Mobile Radio
Tough and rugged mobile 2-way radios permit
an efficient mobile command center for an
array of commercial applications.
LoudMouth Wireless PA System
The ideal solution where a hard wire PA
is simply impossible or too expensive to
route between locations.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
505 West Carmel Drive • Carmel, IN 46032 • USA
P. O. Box 1998 • Carmel, IN 46082-1998 • USA
Ph: 317-846-1201 • Fax: 317-846-4978 • Email: ritron@ritron.com • Website: www.ritron.com
© 2006-2008 Ritron, Inc. All rights reserved. Ritron, Patriot, Jobcom, OutPost, RadioNexus, GateGuard, Quiet Call and Quick Assist are registered
trademarks of Ritron, Inc. Quick Talk and Liberty are trademarks of Ritron, Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com