Ritron DISPLAY Series Owner`s manual

PATRIOT® SST DISPLAY SERIES
OWNER'S MANUAL
DISPLAY SERIES HANDHELDS
COMPACT, ULTRA-SMALL
PROFESSIONAL TWO-WAY RADIOS
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2, 3, and 4 Watt Models
Quick-change Battery
Drop-in Charge Capable
Weather Channel Feature (VHF only)
Emergency Weather Alert Feature (VHF only)
Channel Scan (Normal or Priority)
Loud Easy-To-Hear High Audio Output
Built-in Quiet Call® Interference Eliminator
Digital Quiet Call® Interference Eliminator
2-Tone Paging Encode and Decode
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ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
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BPJS-6N .......... Spare/ Replacement JMX Battery
BPS-6N-SC ...... Spare/ Replacement SST Battery
BPS-6N-MH ..... Replacement High Capacity Battery
RHD-1X
Single Ear Headset
RHD-6X
Behind-the-ear Earset
AFS-150 ........... VHF Molded Flex Antenna
AFS-450 ........... UHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X
RHD-4X
RHD-5X
RHD-6X
CCL-B ............. Cigarette Lighter Charger
Dual Ear Headset
BPS-6N-SC
Spare Battery
............ Single Ear Headset
............ Dual Ear Headset
............ Lightweight Over-the-ear Earset /w In-line PTT
............ Lightweight Behind-the-head Earset w/ In-line PTT
RSM-3X ........... Remote Speaker Microphone
REP-2 ............... Low Profile Earphone
RHD-4X
BCPS-AD
Single-Well Drop-in Charger
BCPS-4AD
4-Well Drop-in Charger
MHC-A ............ Cordura Holster w/beltclip & neckstrap
RHD-5X
Over-the-ear Earset
RSM-3X
Remote Speaker Mic
BCJS-4AD ...... 4-Well Drop-in Charger: JMX
BCPS-4AD ...... 4-Well Drop-in Charger: SST
BCPS-AD ......... Single-Well Drop-in Charger: SST (Overnight)
BCC-PS ........... Drop-in High-rate Charger/
Conditioner; for SST Models only
MHC-A
Cordura Holster
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The NEW "D-Series" models contain updated programming features, and program differently than other SST
portables. These radios provide more channels, allow you to change channel programming contents individually,
and also allow you to delete one or more channels, and add it back in, if needed.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION
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ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories ......................................................................................... i i
INTRODUCTION
SST "D-Series" Model Numbers ...................................................................... 1
Features .............................................................................................................. 1
CONTROL & OPERATION ..................................................................................... 2
FIG-1: Radio Controls and Connectors .......................................................... 2
OPERATION
On-off/ Volume Adjust .......................................................................................
Selecting Channels ...........................................................................................
Receiving Calls .................................................................................................
QC and DQC Tone Codes (Interference Eliminator Codes) ..........................
FIG-2: Setting Squelch Mode .........................................................................
FIG-3: Transmit / Busy Lamp ..........................................................................
Making Calls (Transmit) ....................................................................................
Radio Alert Tones .............................................................................................
Optional Alert Tones .........................................................................................
Scan Channel Operation ..................................................................................
Receive 2-Tone Page .......................................................................................
Send 2-Tone Page ............................................................................................
FIG-4: Reset 2-Tone Paging ...........................................................................
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NOTES .................................................................................................................... 7
NOAA WEATHER RADIO
How to Preset Your Radio for Local NOAA Weather Broadcasts ..................
FIG-5: Presetting Your Local NOAA Weather Broadcasts ............................
FIG-6: NOAA Frequencies ...............................................................................
NOAA Weather Channel ...................................................................................
Weather Alert .....................................................................................................
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
FIG-7: How To Place the Radio in Program / Readout Mode ..................... 9
How to Readout the Radio Identification Code / Placing
the radio in Programming Mode ..................................................................... 9
Channel Scan: How to Turn "ON / OFF" ......................................................... 9
Weather Channel: How to Turn "ON / OFF" ................................................. 1 0
Weather Alert: How to Turn "ON / OFF" ........................................................ 1 0
PC Programmable Features ........................................................................... 1 0
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BATTERIES
FIG-8: Battery Access and Installation ........................................................... 11
Optional Charging Accessories ........................................................................ 11
Charging ............................................................................................................ 1 2
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning ......................................................... 1 2
!! CAUTIONS — ALL RADIOS !!
Observe Caution in the Following Environments to Maximize the Life of
Your Radio Equipment ..................................................................................... 1 3
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy ............................................................ 1 3
TROUBLESHOOTING
Notes .................................................................................................................. 1 4
Chart ................................................................................................................... 1 4
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC Regulations ............................................................................................... 1 5
Service ............................................................................................................... 1 5
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License ............................................................ 1 5
LIMITED WARRANTY .......................................................... INSIDE BACK COVER
RITRON WIRELESS SOLUTIONS .................................................... BACK COVER
INSPECTION
Make sure the package includes:
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SST "D-Series" radio
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Antenna
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Rechargeable battery pack (installed in radio)
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Belt clip
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Owner's Manual
Examine the equipment immediately after delivery and report any
damage to your shipping company.
NOTE:
Refer to pages ii and 11 for Accessory information
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INTRODUCTION
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING RITRON
Congratulations on your purchase of the SST "D-Series"
radio. Your new radio is the culmination of Ritron's 25
years of designing, manufacturing, and supplying reliable,
professional wireless communication products. Ritron
wireless products will improve the operation, safety, and
profitability of any organization by providing instant voice
communications between employees throughout the
workplace.
SST "D-SERIES" MODEL NUMBERS
VHF MODELS
SST-144D ...... (Patriot) ..... (4-Watt, 10 Channel)
UHF MODELS
SST-446D ...... (Patriot) ..... (2-Watt, 10 Channel)
SST-444D ...... (Patriot) ..... (3-Watt, 10 Channel)
The model number located on the back of the radio
case indicates its operating band.
VHF radios are designed to operate on up to ten
channels within the 12 MHz band between factory
standard 150 and 162 MHz.
UHF radios are designed to operate on up to ten
channels within the 20 MHz band between factory
standard 450 and 470 MHz.
FEATURES
This manual covers the Ritron SST "D-Series" radios.
These radios are compact, programmable two-way
handhelds designed to operate in a professional FM
communications band (VHF or UHF business available).
Each radio is equipped with these features:
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• Push-button operating controls. The Push-ToTalk (PTT) and Channel buttons are on one side of
the radio, and the On/ Volume Up, Volume Down/
Off and monitor controls on the top.
• Channel display. The LED display will show the
current operating channel,and contains a transmit/
busy lamp. The display also indicates paging
decode status on radios programmed for 2-tone
paging operation.
• Quick-change battery pack and drop-in
charger capabilities. See Optional Charging
Accessories on the page 11.
• 10-channel capability. Up to 10 channels can be
programmed to contain a unique set of operating
frequencies and options.
• QC (Quiet Call) and DQC (Digital Quiet Call)
intereference eliminator codes. Each channel
can be programmed from a list of 51 QC subaudible codes or 83 DQC digital privacy codes.
• 2-tone paging decode. Each channel can be
programmed for 2-tone paging decode within a
frequency range of 300-1500 Hz. Additional 2-tone
paging features include Group Call, All Call,
automatic reset, and transpond alert.
• 2-tone paging encode. Each channel can be
programmed for 2-tone paging encode within a
frequency range of 300-1500 Hz.
• Wide or narrow band operation. Each channel
is programmable for wide or narrow band transmit
operation.
satisfy your needs for extended range or battery
conservation. (This option is not available on the
SST-446D)
• Channel scanning. The Scan channel allows
scanning of all channels programmed into the
radio, and can be turned On and Off through Field
programming. The scan channel has many
features, including Priority Scanning and Busy
Channel Blocking.
• Weather Channel. VHF models can be programmed to receive your local NOAA weather
radio broadcast. The Weather channel can be
turned On and Off through Field programming.
• Weather Alert. VHF models can be programmed
to alert you when the National Weather Service
detects threatening weather conditions. The
Weather Alert feature can be turned On and Off
through Field programming.
• Low battery alert. The SST "D-Series" radio will
sound a series of low battery alert tones when
your battery is running down to allow you time to
recharge or change your battery.
• Alert tones. Each channel is programmable for a
variety of alert tones that include RX courtesy
beep, TX clear to talk beep, busy channel lockout
alert, last active channel marker, and channel
scanning indicator.
• Squelch adjustment. Squelch sensitivity can be
programmed on a per channel basis to meet your
specific needs.
• High or low transmit power. Each channel can
be programmed for high or low transmit power to
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CONTROL & OPERATION
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ANTENNA
The flexible antenna radiates and receives radio signals.
Screw the antenna base all the way into the threaded
bushing on top of the radio.
NOTE:
Use only the type of antenna furnished with
the radio. VHF and UHF antennas are not
interchangeable.
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ON/ VOLUME UP
To switch the unit On, press the On/ Volume Up button;
the speaker will emit a turn on beep. If the radio turns
on to the Scan Channel it will emit the Resume Scan
Beep. Once the radio is On, press this button to
increase volume.
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VOLUME DOWN/ OFF
Press the Volume Down/ Off button to decrease
volume. To switch Off the unit, press and hold this
button until the speaker emits a double beep.
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PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH (PTT)
Press and hold the PTT when transmitting; release it to
receive.
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CHANNEL SELECTOR
Press the button and the radio will emit the channel
beep, advance the channel, and the channel display will
show the new operating channel. When the Scan
Channel is selected the radio will emit the Resume Scan
Beep and the radio will begin scanning.
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BATTERY ACCESS DOOR
(CASE BOTTOM)
The battery access door may be removed to access
the battery pack. Refer to Battery Access & Installation,
FIG-8, page 11.
IMPORTANT:
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JACK COVER
This rubber cover seals out dust and moisture, etc.
Snap the cover into the audio accessory jack and
charge jack openings when the jacks are not in use.
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AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
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CHANNEL DISPLAY
The channel display will indicate the current operating
channel. When the Scan Channel is selected the
display will rapidly flash the channels being scanned,
and will stop when a channel is received.
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CHARGE JACK
The battery pack may be charged through this jack
using the RITRON charger cube. Refer to Accessories,
page ii, for additional charging options.
SPEAKER
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The audio accessory jack is used to plug in earphone
options, and, in conjunction with the charge jack, to
connect an optional remote speaker/ microphone or a
single- or dual-ear headset. This jack is also used for
PC programming.
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The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows you
to hear calls on your channel.
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MICROPHONE
The microphone allows your voice to be heard in
transmissions to other radios. Speak in a normal tone;
shouting does not improve your listener's reception.
DROP-IN CHARGING CAPABILITY
Two contacts, in the bottom of the radio, permit
charging the battery pack with an optional drop-in
charger. Refer to Optional Charging Accessories,
page 11.
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RADIO CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
CHARGE THE BATTERY PACK before using the radio for the first time. Refer to Batteries, pages 11 and 12.
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OPERATION
ON-OFF / VOLUME ADJUST
RECEIVING CALLS
To turn on the radio - press the On/Volume Up button.
The radio will emit the Channel beep. If the radio turns on
to the Scan Channel it will emit the Scan Beep. The radio
will turn on to the channel that was selected when it
was last turned off, or can be programmed to always
turn on to channel 1.
To hear calls from other users - adjust the volume as
desired. The radio can receive broadcasts while the
Push-To-Talk button is not being pressed. Whether or
not you hear these broadcasts depends upon the
squelch settings.
To adjust the volume - press the volume up or the volume
down button until you reach the desired level. You
should hear noise or any broadcasts on the channel.
To turn off the radio - press and hold the Off/Volume
Down button until a two tone "turn-off" beep is heard.
For instant turn-off, press the PTT button while holding
the Off/Volume Down button.
SELECTING CHANNELS
To change channels - press and release the Channel
Selector button. The radio will emit a short Channel beep,
increment the channel, and the Channel Display will
show the new operating channel. If the highest channel
number is selected and you press the Channel Selector
button, the radio resets to channel 1 and the Channel
beep is heard on the speaker.
If the Scan Channel is selected - the radio will emit the
Scan Beep and the Channel Display will rapidly flash the
channel numbers as they are scanned. If a signal is
received the channel display will indicate the channel
number, and when the received signal is removed the
radio will wait briefly, sound the Scan Beep, then
scanning will resume as normal.
If the Weather Channel is selected - on a VHF radio the
Channel beep will be heard and the display will light a
single segment that indicates which of the seven NOAA
frequencies is monitored. See the "NOAA Weather
Radio" section on page 8 for details.
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There are four squelch modes that can be used in the
SST "D-Series" portable.
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Carrier squelch lets you hear all broadcasts on
your channel strong enough for the radio to detect,
and silences noise.
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Tone squelch uses one of the QC or DQC “tone
squelch” formats available on the SST. This allows
you to screen out “on-channel” broadcasts that do
not carry the correct code programmed for the
radio.
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No squelch disables all squelch operation and
allows you to hear even the weakest broadcasts
on your channel.
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2-tone paging can be used in conjunction with
either carrier or tone squelch to block out all calls
except those sent specifically to your radio. When
the unique 2-tone sequence programmed into the
radio is decoded, the radio will emit a series of ring
tones similar to a telephone.
If Carrier or Tone Squelch has been selected by the
user, all channels will operate in that mode. The SST
"D-Series" radio will operate in tone squelch mode
when it is 1st turned on.
To monitor the channel - press one of the volume
control buttons. When you press the volume up or the
volume down button, squelch turns off and all radio
traffic on the channel (or noise) sounds in the
speaker.
To activate carrier squelch - simultaneously press
both of the volume buttons and hold briefly before
releasing. When carrier squelch is on, the radio emits
a “double beep.” The radio will now let you hear all
broadcasts on your channel.
To activate tone squelch - simultaneously press both
of the volume buttons and hold briefly before
releasing. When tone squelch is turned on, the
handheld sounds one beep. You will only hear
broadcasts that carry the same QC or DQC code
programmed into your radio.
To activate no squelch - simultaneously press both of
the volume buttons and continue to hold them down.
About 3 seconds after the beep (or double beep), the
radio will start beeping repeatedly. This means that
squelch is turned off. Release the buttons. To restore
squelch, press and hold both of the volume buttons
until the radio sounds a beep or double beep.
If you are unable to activate carrier or no squelch the
radio has been optionally programming for Monitor
Lockout. See your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron
directly to disable this option.
QC AND DQC TONE CODES
(Interference Eliminator Codes)
Tone codes filter out static, noise and reduce
unwanted "chatter" on radio channels. When
you operate on a frequency with a tone code,
you screen out most interference. This allows
you to communicate with less interference and
to hear only those users in your radio group.
IMPORTANT!
All radios in the talk group
must operate on the same
frequency and tone code.
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OPERATION
To activate 2-tone paging - simultaneously press both of
the volume buttons and hold briefly before releasing.
When 2-tone paging is turned on, the handheld sounds a
"triple beep". You will only hear broadcasts that first
send your two unique paging tone.
Note: It is possible that the beginning of a call might be
missed while the radio is in battery saver mode. If this
happens, ask the caller to repeat the message.
To change squelch mode simultaneously press both
of the volume buttons.
A Transmit / Busy
Lamp in the upper left
corner of the
Channel Display is lit
whenever the
transmitter is
activated and blinks
when the channel is
busy.
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TRANSMIT/BUSY LAMP
the channel prior to transmitting.
To transmit - hold down the Push-To-Talk button and
with the radio four inches away talk into the
microphone. Speak in a normal tone, since talking
louder will not improve the listener’s reception.
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Keep talk times as short and infrequent as possible to
conserve battery, minimize radio frequency exposure,
and allow others to use the channel.
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SETTING SQUELCH MODE
MAKING CALLS (TRANSMIT)
Normally, you should not transmit until no one is talking
on the channel. This can be determined by monitoring
The handheld responds to certain instructions by
sounding a beep or series of tones. These tones can
tell you that the radio is working as you expect.
Power On/Self Check “OK”
When it is first turned on, the radio runs a quick
“self test” to confirm basic functions. When
complete the radio will emit the channel beep and
the Channel Display will show the operating
channel. The radio is then ready to use.
Channel Scan Tone
When the Scan channel is selected by pressing the
Channel button, the radio will emit the Scan beep
and begin scanning.
Squelch Mode Tones
When you press and hold both Volume buttons at
the same time, a single beep will sound to indicate
that tone squelch is on. A “double beep” means that
carrier squelch is on. If the channel is programmed
for 2-tone paging, a "triple beep" indicate that the
pager has been reset.
Transmitter Time Out Tone
A low tone followed by a higher-pitched tone
sounds and the transmitter automatically shuts off if
you hold down the PTT button longer than 60 seconds. The radio automatically switches to receive
mode.
Recharge Battery Alert Tone
As the battery voltage approaches the minimum
required “operating voltage” the radio will emit a
series of low battery tones to alert the user that the
battery will soon need recharging. Once the battery
charge drops below the required “operating
voltage,” the radio emits a long, low tone and turns
itself off. If you turn the radio back on, it will beep
again and shut itself off. Recharge the battery.
Error Tones
If the “self test” detects a diagnostic error, an error
tone sounds. The error tone indicates the radio
frequency synthesizer is malfunctioning. Turn off
the radio and try again.The error tone will also
sound if a channel has been programmed for an
invalid frequency. A long, low-pitched tone means
the battery voltage is too low to operate the radio.
In this case, recharge the battery. If you cannot
correct a problem, consult an authorized Ritron
service facility or Ritron.
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OPERATION
OPTIONAL ALERT TONES
The SST "D-Series" radio can be programmed using
the RITRON PC Programmer for optional alert tones.
See your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly for
programming of these options.
Courtesy Beep
A short tone sounds at the end of each received
transmission to indicate that the channel is clear and
you may transmit.
Busy Channel TX Inhibit Tone
If a user is transmitting on your radio frequency
without your tone, you will not be allowed to
transmit. The radio will beep a series of long, low
tones while the PTT is held down (like a busy
signal).
Transmit Clear To Talk Beep
A short tone sounds after the PTT has been
pressed to indicate that the radio is ready for you to
begin talking.
SCAN CHANNEL OPERATION
Channel scanning allows you to listen to broadcasts
on your radio channels. The SST "D-Series" will scan
all channels programmed into the radio except the
NOAA Weather Channel.
How Scanning Works
Using the Channel Selector button, select the Scan
Channel. The radio sounds the Scan Beep, and then
repeatedly checks each channel in the scan list. The
channel display will show the channel numbers as
they are scanned.
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When receiving a call on a channel being scanned, the
radio will stop scanning to let you hear communications on that channel. After the transmission has
ended the radio will pause before it resumes scanning
to allow you time to respond.
When transmitting from the Scan Channel, the
handheld will go to the last channel on which a signal
was received, then transmit. After you release the
PTT the radio will pause to allow time for a response,
and then resume scanning.
Temporary Busy Channel Blocking
If one of the channels in the scan list is so busy that
you want to temporarily block it out, press the Channel
Selector button while the radio is stopped on the
channel to be blocked and hold it until scanning
resumes. The blocked channel will now be skipped in
the scan list.
The blocked channel will be returned to the scan list if
the radio is turned off, or when the radio channel is
changed using the Channel Selector button. The 1st
channel in the scan list cannot be blocked.
Last Channel Scanned Alert Tone
When changing channels with the Channel Selector
button, an alert tone will sound to indicate the last
channel that received a message when the radio was
scanning. This will identify the channel on which the
last message was received, and allow uninterrupted
transmission on that channel without the constraints
of scanning. You can then press the Channel Selector
button to return to the scan channel.
Priority Scanning (Optional)
The SST "D-Series" radios can be optionally
programmed for priority scanning. Priority
Scan allows you to periodically monitor a
Priority Channel, even if the radio has stopped
on another channel. This will prevent missed
calls on the primary operating channel when in
scan mode.
With Priority Scan enabled:
• The first channel in the scan list is the
Priority Channel.
• The radio checks the Priority Channel every
two seconds to check for activity. This time
is programmable and can be set for 1 - 8
seconds.
• The radio can be programmed to transmit
only on the Priority Channel when scanning.
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The radio can be programmed to sound a
Priority Channel Beep whenever the radio
receives on the Priority Channel when
scanning.
See your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly
for PC programming of this option.
See "How to Turn Channel Scan On / Off" on
page 9.
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OPERATION
RECEIVE 2-TONE PAGE
To use 2-tone paging the SST "D-Series"
radio must be PC programmed for this
option, the radio does not operate with 2-tone
decoding as it is received from the factory. See
your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly for PC
programming of this option.
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2-tone paging channels can be optionally
programmed to:
Automatically set the radio for 2-tone paging
mode whenever the channel is selected.
Automatically reset if a 2-tone page is not
answered within 15 seconds.
Automatically place the receiver into carrier
squelch "monitor" mode whenever a 2-tone
page has been decoded.
Transmit a transpond tone to let the paging
station know that the page has been received.
Decode an All Call tone.
Decode a Group Call if the 1st tone is sent for
an extended period of time.
To activate 2-tone paging you must first select a
radio channel that has been PC programmed for
2-tone paging decode. The radio is normally
programmed to automatically activate 2-tone
decode any time the paging channel is selected.
If not, simultaneously press both of the volume
buttons and hold briefly before releasing. The
handheld sounds three beeps when 2-tone
paging is turned on. If you are unable to set the
radio, you have selected a channel that is not
programmed for 2-tone paging decode.
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When receiving a 2-tone page the radio will emit a
"ring" tone similar to a telephone and
the display will show a "C" to
indicate that a call has been
received. You can now proceed
with normal two way communication
until 2-tone paging has been reset.
The "ring" tone will sound every time
a 2-tone page is decoded.
To use 2-tone paging the SST "D-Series"
radio must be PC programmed for this
option, the radio does not operate with 2-tone
encoding as it is received from the factory. See
your Ritron dealer or contact Ritron directly for PC
programming of this option.
To reset 2-tone paging after receiving a call,
simultaneously press both of the volume buttons
and hold briefly before releasing. The handheld
sounds three beeps when 2-tone paging is reset
and the display will show the channel number.
The radio can be optionally programmed to
automatically reset if a call is not answered
within 15 seconds.
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To reset 2-tone paging after receiving a call,
simultaneously press both of the volume
buttons and release. 2-Tone paging is reset
when the radio sounds three beeps.
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SEND 2-TONE PAGE
To send a 2-tone page you must first select a
radio channel that has been PC programmed for
2-tone paging encode. Once the channel has
been selected, press and hold the Channel
button. After 2 seconds the radio will send the
2-tone page and the tones will be heard on the
speaker. Release the Channel button and proceed
with normal 2-way communications.
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RESET 2-TONE PAGING
If you are unable to send a 2-tone page, you have
selected a channel that is not programmed for
2-tone paging encode.
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NOAA WEATHER RADIO
HOW TO PRESET YOUR RADIO FOR LOCAL
NOAA WEATHER BROADCASTS
NOAA WEATHER CHANNEL
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
(VHF MODELS ONLY)
VHF models of the SST "D-Series" radio can hear
weather forecasts from the National Weather Service
which are broadcast on one of the seven NOAA
weather frequencies. In some areas you may be able
to receive more than one broadcast.
Press the Channel button to step through your radio
channels. The NOAA Weather Channel will be after
your last channel, and the display will light the segment
representing the selected NOAA frequency.
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The radio is shipped from the factory without a NOAA
frequency selected. Before using any of the NOAA
weather features on your VHF radio you must first
select the local NOAA frequency.
1.
Follow the steps in FIG-5 at right to place the
radio into the Weather Frequency Select mode.
2.
The radio will scan to the 1st NOAA frequency
where a broadcast is present. The display will
light a single segment to indicate the NOAA
frequency per FIG-6.
3.
Monitor the channel for a few minutes to be
sure it is the broadcast for your local area.
4.
Press the Channel button to scan for the
presence of any other NOAA broadcasts,
monitoring each broadcast and noting the
frequency as indicated by the display.
5.
Using the Channel button, select the local NOAA
frequency you would like your radio to operate
on.
6.
Turn the radio off by pressing the Volume
Down/Off button.
7.
When the radio is turned back on all weather
features will operate on the selected NOAA
frequency.
NOTE: If you move to another location within your
area, or to another state, you must "re-train"
your radio with the local NOAA frequency.
Once a NOAA weather frequency has been selected
on your VHF model radio, a channel is created for
listening to National Weather Service broadcasts.
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3. PRESS & RELEASE THE RADIO WILL
START BEEPING.
If you do not desire a NOAA Weather Channel, it can
be turned off through Field Programming.
See "How to Turn Weather Channel On /
Off" on page 10.
4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE
CHANNEL BUTTON UNTIL THE
BEEPING STOPS, THEN RELEASE
IT & LISTEN.
CH
2. PRESS & HOLD
THE CHANNEL
BUTTON.
FIG-5:
5. TO FIND THE NEXT ACTIVE
WEATHER CHANNEL, PRESS &
RELEASE THE CHANNEL
BUTTON.
PRESETTING YOUR LOCAL NOAA
WEATHER BROADCASTS
162.450 MHz
162.475 MHz
162.425 MHz
WEATHER ALERT
Once a NOAA weather frequency has been selected
on your VHF model radio it will listen for emergency
broadcasts from the National Weather Service,
regardless of which channel you are on.
An alert tone will sound in the speaker, the
display will show an "A" (as shown), and
the National Weather Service emergency
broadcast will be heard - advising you of
threatening weather conditions. Pressing
the Channel button will return you to your
normal operating channel.
If you do not desire Weather Alert, it can be turned off
through Field Programming.
162.400 MHz (center)
162.500 MHz
162.550 MHz
See "How to Turn Weather Alert On / Off"
on page 10.
162.525 MHz
FIG-6: NOAA FREQUENCIES
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RADIO PROGRAMMING
HOW TO READOUT THE RADIO IDENTIFICATION CODE/ PLACING THE RADIO
IN PROGRAMMING MODE.
1. PRESS & HOLD UNTIL
THE "RADIO OFF"
TONES ARE HEARD,
THEN RELEASE.
In our example we will readout the Radio Identification of an SST-446D radio.
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2. PRESS & HOLD
THE PUSH-TOTALK BUTTON.
FIG-7:
3. PRESS & RELEASE THE RADIO WILL
START BEEPING
RAPIDLY.
RADIO IDENTIFICATION
1. Place the radio into Program/ Readout Mode by following the instructions in
FIG-7 at left. A "P" will appear on the LED display as you enter program mode.
Model:
Radio Type:
Firmware Revision:
A5
15
01
NOTE: Radio models with firmware revisions prior to 15.01 do not display the
Radio Identification sequence.
4. Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is now ready to use.
5. THE RADIO WILL EMIT A TRIPLE
TONE: IT IS NOW IN PROGRAM/
READOUT MODE.
CHANNEL SCAN: HOW TO TURN ON/ OFF
1.
Follow the instructions in FIG-7 at left to place the radio in the Program/ Readout Mode.
2.
The radio will display the Radio Identification code, then emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in
program mode.
3.
Using the PTT (push-to-talk) button and the LED display, enter a single digit code "1" to turn channel scan
on, or code "2" to turn channel scan off.
Pause—the display will change and show a hyphen, you will also hear a short low tone.
Press and release the On/ Volume Up to SAVE your programming entry. The radio will sound a triple beep
to indicate that programming was successful.
4.
5.
6.
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In this example:
3. After the Radio Identification has been displayed the digit 1 will appear,
followed by a hyphen, and the radio will emit a triple beep indicating that the
radio is in program mode.
4. CONTINUE HOLDING THE PUSHTO-TALK BUTTON UNTIL THE
BEEPING STOPS, THEN RELEASE
IT.
HOW TO PLACE THE RADIO IN
PROGRAM/READOUT MODE
2. Release the Push-to-talk button after the beeping has stopped. The radio will
display a series of six characters for Radio Identification, with each character
separated by a hyphen. The 1st two characters indicate the model number, the
3rd and 4th characters indicate the radio type, and the 5th and 6th characters
indicate the firmware revision.
Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is now ready to use.
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WEATHER CHANNEL: HOW TO TURN ON/ OFF
PC PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
1.
Follow the instructions in FIG-7 to place the radio in
the Program/ Readout Mode.
2.
The radio will display the Radio Identification code,
then emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in
program mode.
The SST "D-Series" handheld radio has many features
available through PC programming. See your Ritron
dealer or contact Ritron directly for PC programming of
these option.
Power Saver "sleep" time can be set, or power saver
can be disabled.
Receive and Transmit Frequency on any channel
can be programmed to any valid frequency within
it's designated band. (See "SST D-Series Model
Numbers" for frequency bands)
4-Hour Inactivity Turn-Off can be set to turn the
radio off automatically if not used for over 4 hours.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Using the PTT (push-to-talk) button and the LED
display, enter a single digit code "3" to turn weather
channel on, or code "4" to turn weather channel off.
Pause—the display will change and show a hyphen,
you will also hear a short low tone.
Press and release the On/ Volume Up to SAVE your
programming entry. The radio will sound a triple beep
to indicate that programming was successful.
Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is
now ready to use.
WEATHER ALERT: HOW TO TURN ON/ OFF
1.
Follow the instructions in FIG-7 to place the radio in
the Program/ Readout Mode.
2.
The radio will display the Radio Identification code,
then emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in
program mode.
3.
Using the PTT (push-to-talk) button and the LED
display, enter a single digit code "5" to turn weather
alert on, or code "6" to turn weather alert off.
Pause—the display will change and show a hyphen,
you will also hear a short low tone.
Press and release the On/ Volume Up to SAVE your
programming entry. The radio will sound a triple beep
to indicate that programming was successful.
Turn the radio OFF and then ON again—the radio is
now ready to use.
4.
5.
6.
QC or DQC Selective Signaling on any channel can
decode and encode any of 51 available QC privacy
codes or 83 available DQC digital privacy codes.
Squelch Tightener on any channel can adjust
carrier squelch UP to block distant signals or DOWN
to hear more distant signals.
Wide or Narrow Band Transmit on any channel.
Transmit Power (SST-144D and SST-444D Only)
can be set on any channel to high or low power.
Monitor Lock Out can be set on any channel to
prevent monitoring of the channel, only broadcasts
with the correct QC or DQC code can be heard.
Transmit Inhibit on Busy Channel can be set on
any channel to prevent transmitting when a
broadcast is present on the receiver that does not
carry the correct code. This feature is usually used
in conjunction with Monitor Lock Out.
Courtesy Beep sounds a short tone at the end of
each received transmission to indicate that the
channel is clear and you may transmit.
Transmit Time Out time can be changed.
Disable Field Programming allows PC programming
only.
Scan Channel can be programmed or edited to
include any of the radio channels, even channels
that are not selected with the Channel Selector
button. Other programmable scan features include
scan resume delay time, busy channel blocking,
last active channel beeps, and priority scanning
options.
2-Tone Paging Decode can be set on any channel
within a frequency range of 300-1500 Hz.
Programmable options include the setting of the
2-tone frequencies and duration, all call, group call,
call transpond, automatic setting of 2-tone decode
when the channel is selected, automatic reset of
the 2-tone decode if a call is not answered within
15 seconds, and automatically set the radio to
carrier squelch mode after a 2-tone page is
received.
2-Tone Paging Encode can be set on any channel
within a frequency range of 300-1500 Hz.
Programmable options include the setting of the
2-tone frequencies and duration, and a start delay
time.
Transmit Clear To Talk Beep Any channel can be
set to sound a short tone after the PTT has been
pressed to indicate that the radio is ready for you to
begin talking.
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BATTERIES
FIG–8: BATTERY ACCESS & INSTALLATION:
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
(A)
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES:
4.
5.
DOOR LATCH
6.
1.
2.
Hold the radio as shown above (A).
3.
Lift and rotate the Battery Access
Door to release it (C).
Use your thumbnail to open the
Door Latch, as shown below (B).
7.
(C)
Use the Pull-tab to pull the battery
pack out of the case (D).
Insert the replacement battery
pack, being certain to POSITION IT
RELATIVE TO THE CASE AS
SHOWN IN (D). Push the Battery
Pack in as far as as possible.
Spare/ Replacement
Battery Pack
Replace the Battery Access Door.
Secure it by closing the Door Latch
as shown in (B).
Be certain to firmly lock the Door
Latch, as shown in (B).
PULL-TAB
Drop-in Battery Charger
with spacer
(D)
(B)
BOTTOM VIEW OF THE RADIO
LATCH
CLOSED
LATCH
OPEN
Battery
Access
Door
Drop-in Charger
Contacts
JOBCOM JMX Accessories:
BPJS-6N ...................... 700 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BPJS-AD ...................... Drop-in Charger Adapter
Quad Charger ............. 4-Unit Gang Charger
PATRIOT SST Accessories:
BPS-6N-SC ..................
BPS-6N-MH ..................
BCPS-AD .....................
BCC-PS .......................
800 mAH Spare Battery Pack
1500 mAH Spare Battery Pack
Drop-in Charger Adapter
Drop-in Charger/ Conditioner
See Accessories on page ii.
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BATTERIES
CAUTION: Use only RITRON-supplied chargers; using other chargers may cause fire
or explosion, or otherwise damage the radio.
CHARGING
BATTERY MAINTENANCE & CONDITIONING
Because the battery pack loses its charge during storage and shipment, fully charge it before
first use. To ensure peak radio performance for the next day, charge the battery overnight after
each day of use. It completely charges in about ten hours.
Due to the extended run time of the SST Series radios, some users
may never fully discharge the NiCad battery pack during normal use.
Achieve maximum battery life by fully discharging the battery
periodically to condition it.
TO CHARGE THE BATTERY WITH A RITRON CUBE CHARGER
Plug the charger cord into the charge jack (marked "CHG") on top of the radio. Then plug the
cube into an 110 VAC outlet. The green lamp lights while the battery is charging, and should
go out only when the cube or cord is unplugged.
After exposing the battery pack to many cycles of not fully
discharging it before recharging, the radio may exhibit reduced
battery capacity. This reduced capacity is evident when, after
several hours of use, battery voltage drops while the radio is
transmitting, causing the radio to emit a dead battery warning tone
and shut itself off.
TO CHARGE THE BATTERY WITH A RITRON DROP-IN CHARGER
Two charger contacts, visible through the radio case bottom, permit charging the battery with
an optional Ritron drop-in charger. The battery pack may be either removed from the radio case
for charging, or charged inside the radio case.
Each drop-in charger comes with a spacer to permit charging a "spare" battery while the radio
is being used.
To use the drop-in charger, plug it into a 110 VAC outlet. Set either the radio with the battery
installed, or only the battery with the battery spacer, into the charger. Refer to the illustration
in Optional Accessories, opposite. Each battery contact must rest on a charger contact pin.
NOTE:
Battery pack life averages one year. Follow these guidelines to maximize service life:
• CONDITION battery packs once a month as directed in Battery Maintenance & Conditioning, at
right.
• CONDITION batteries that are run down.
• CHARGE batteries for 16 hours before storage, and for 16 hours once a month thereafter.
• DO NOT overcharge batteries. Unplug the cube charger after 16 hours to avoid overcharging.
• DO NOT charge batteries in temperatures colder than about 45°F. Charging batteries in
temperatures above 95°C. does not harm them, but can reduce charge capacity.
Condition battery packs by the following procedure as either a
preventive measure, or if you suspect reduced capacity:
TO CONDITION THE BATTERY PACK:
1.
Use your radio throughout a normal work day without charging.
2. • Press and hold the On/ Volume Up and Volume Down/ Off
buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds to place the radio in
"open squelch" mode.
• Release both buttons when you hear the radio beep rapidly; it
will then emit a loud "rushing" noise. Press On/ Volume Up to
maximize this noise.
3. • Put the radio away in a secure place (possibly a desk drawer),
where nothing can press against the buttons to accidentally
turn it off or cause it to transmit. Allow the radio to run until it
shuts off when the battery is completely discharged. A typical
battery pack may require about 8 hours to completely
discharge.
4. • When the radio has shut off, charge it overnight for 12-14
hours. The battery will be ready for use with renewed
capacity.
NOTE:
A new battery must be charged and discharged several
times before it can reach its maximum charge capacity.
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!! CAUTIONS— ALL RADIOS !!
OBSERVE CAUTION IN THE FOLLOWING
ENVIRONMENTS TO MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF
YOUR RADIO EQUIPMENT:
MOISTURE: SST Series radios are not waterproof.
DO NOT directly expose them to rain or excessive
moisture.
CHEMICALS: Detergents, alcohol, aerosol sprays or
petroleum products can damage the radio case. DO
NOT use petroleum solvents of any kind; use a soft
cloth moistened with water to clean the case.
EXTREME HEAT: High temperatures can damage the
battery and other components. DO NOT expose the
units to extreme heat or leave them in direct
sunlight.
LOW TEMPERATURES: The capacity of the
rechargeable battery is greatly reduced in extreme
cold. When using the unit in very cold environments,
periodically warm the radio under your coat.
EXCESSIVE TRANSMISSIONS: Maximum drain on
battery power occurs when you are transmitting.
DO NOT hold the Push-To-Talk switch down longer
than necessary during transmission intervals. DO
NOT reduce battery service life by attempting to
power a radio with a depleted battery; always
charge batteries overnight after each day of use.
VIBRATION/ SHOCK: Although your SST Series
radio is designed to be rugged, it will not survive
excessive abuse. Avoid dropping the radio.
NOTE:
The optional MH-A holster provides added
protection from weather and shock.
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY
The JMX/SST Series handheld radios generate RF
electromagnetic energy during transmit mode. The
transmit mode is active when the PTT switch is
depressed. This radio is designed for, and classified
as, “Occupational Use Only”, meaning that it must be
used only during the course of employment by
individuals who are aware of the hazards and the
ways to minimize such hazards. This series of
radios is NOT intended for use by the “General
Population” in an uncontrolled environment.
To ensure that exposure to RF electromagnetic
energy is within the FCC allowable limits for
occupational use, always adhere to the following
guidelines:
•
Use only the antenna(s) available from RITRON
for these models. DO NOT attempt to substitute
any other antenna. DO NOT operate the radio
without an antenna.
•
Keep talk times as short and infrequent as
possible. DO NOT depress the PTT button when
not actually wishing to transmit. These radios are
equipped with an internal timer to limit continuous
transmit times. DO NOT exceed a 50% transmit
duty cycle.
•
When transmitting, hold the radio in front of the
mouth at a distance of at least 4 inches. DO NOT
hold the radio in such a manner that the antenna
is next to, or touching, exposed parts of the
body, especially the face or eyes while transmitting.
•
In belt mounted applications, when transmitting,
remove the radio from the belt and hold away
from the body at least 4 inches.
•
When using external headset accessories, hold
the unit away from the body at least 4 inches
while transmitting.
•
DO NOT allow children to operate the radio.
When used as directed, this series of radios is
designed to comply with the FCC’s RF exposure limits
for “Occupational Use Only”. In addition, they are
designed to comply with the following Standards and
Guidelines:
•
FCC OET Bulletin 65, Edition 97-01, Supplement C,
Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for
Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
•
American National Standards Institute (C95.11992), IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with
Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
•
American National Standards Institute (C95.31992), IEEE Recommended Practice for the
Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields-RF and Microwave.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTES
1. • Try a battery pack from a working radio. If the radio in question works
with that pack, the original battery is suspect.
• Charge the suspect battery as recommended in this manual. If this
original battery cannot power the radio, try charging it again with
another charger. If the battery still doesn't hold a charge, the pack
should probably be replaced.
• If the battery appears to be "good" after using the second charger,
the first charger may be faulty. Contact a dealer or Ritron about an
accessory that is not operating properly.
2. • Reception can often be improved if you relocate by a short
distance. This effect is more noticeable inside buildings.
• The range for SST radios is about two miles, line-of-sight.
3. If your radio does not detect calls from other radios on the channel,
turn off Quiet Call by pressing and holding both volume buttons at
the same time—a double beep indicates Quiet Call is off.
4. • Without use of a repeater: To hear a call, select a channel
programmed to receive the caller's transmit frequency. To call
another unit, select a channel programmed to transmit the other
radio's receive frequency.
• Using a repeater: A radio channel can hold two separate operating
frequencies, one for receive and one for transmit. Your channel
must work with the repeater's transmit and receive frequencies.
5. • Maximum power drain occurs when the radio transmits, so don't
hold down the PTT more than needed to transmit.
• Battery power is used while the handheld is left on to receive calls. If
practical, switch off the unit.
6. • Battery capacity is greatly reduced in extreme cold.
• To use the radio in very cold weather, periodically warm it under
your coat if possible.
• An optional remote speaker/ microphone allows keeping the radio
under your coat while transmitting and receiving.
7. • To "talk" with each other, radios must be programmed identically for
Quiet Call code, as well as frequency. Each code is unique; radios
respond only to the code programmed.
• Press and hold both volume buttons at the same time.
A single beep indicates Quiet Call squelch is on.
A double beep indicates Quiet Call squelch is off.
CHART
If you have trouble operating the handheld, review the Control & Operation, pages 2 through 7.
If you think the radio is malfunctioning, check the list below.
Problem
Possible Solutions
GENERAL
The radio does not work at all.
Operating features do not work
exactly as expected.
Reception is poor.
You cannot hear calls from
other radios.
Your calls cannot be heard in
other radios.
• Make sure that the battery is installed correctly, as shown in FIG-8, page 11.
• Recharge or replace the battery. (See pages 11 & 12.)
• The radio has been dealer programmed for customized operation.
(Consult dealer.)
• Move to a different location. (See Note 2.)
• Confirm the proper antenna is connected to the radio. (See page 2, Antenna)
• Turn off Quiet Call (coded) squelch. (See Note 3.)
• Ensure radio receives on the same frequency as the caller transmits. (See Note 4.)
• Recharge the battery. (See Note 1.)
• Make sure that your radio transmits on the receive frequency of the radio(s) you
want to call. (See Note 4.)
• Recharge the battery.
BATTERY
Battery loses charge sooner
than expected.
•
•
•
•
Review battery charging instructions, page 12.
Conserve the battery. (See Note 5.)
If the radio is used in extreme cold, warm the radio under your coat. (See Note 6.)
Replace the battery; see FIG-8, page 11. (See Note 1.)
ERROR TONES
An error tone sounds when the
radio is first switched on.
An error tone occurs while
transmitting.
• See "Error Tones" on page 4.
• Refer to "Transmitter Time-Out," page 4.
• Refer to "Recharge Battery Alert," page 4.
QUIETCALL
You cannot screen out calls
from users outside of your Quiet
Call group.
You cannot hear Quiet Call
messages while in Quiet Call
(coded) squelch.
Others in your Quiet Call group
cannot hear your Quiet Call
messages.
• Make sure that the channel is programmed with Quiet Call.
• Activate coded squelch. (See Note 7.)
• Confirm that the channel is programmed to detect the same code as the calling
radio(s) transmits. (See Note 7.)
• Verify that you transmit the same code as the radio(s) you call are programmed
to detect. (See Note 7.)
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FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC REGULATIONS
LICENSING —
The FCC requires the owners of the radios to obtain a station license before using them.
The station licensee is responsible for ensuring that transmitter power, frequency and deviation are within
the limits specified by the station license. The station licensee is also responsible for proper operation and
maintenance of the radio equipment. This includes checking the transmitter frequency and deviation
periodically, using appropriate methods.
To get a FCC license for VHF or UHF frequencies, submit FCC application Form 600 as indicated in the
block at right. Your Ritron dealer can help you with this process.
SAFETY STANDARDS —
The FCC (with its action in General Docket 79-144, March 13, 1985) has adopted a safety standard for
human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC regulated equipment. Ritron
observes these guidelines and recommends that you do also:
• DO NOT hold the radio so that the antenna is very close to or touching exposed parts of the body,
especially the face or eyes, while transmitting. Keep the radio vertical, four inches away while
talking into the front panel.
• DO NOT press the Push-To-Talk except when you intend to transmit.
• DO NOT operate radio equipment near electrical blasting caps or in an explosive atmosphere.
• DO NOT allow children to play with any radio equipment that contains a transmitting device.
• Repair of Ritron products should be performed only by Ritron authorized personnel.
SERVICE
Federal law prohibits you from making any internal adjustments to the transmitter, and/ or from changing
transmit frequencies unless you are specifically designated by the licensee.
If your radio equipment fails to operate properly, or you wish to have the radio programmed, contact your
authorized dealer or Ritron.
RITRON, INC., Repair Department
505 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032 USA
HOW TO OBTAIN AN FCC RADIO LICENSE
Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Licensing Information
Because your Ritron radio operates on Private Land
Mobile frequencies, it is subject to the Rules and
Regulations of the FCC, which requires all operators
of these frequencies to obtain a station license before
operating their equipment. Make application for your
FCC license on FCC Forms 600 and 159.
To have forms and instructions faxed to you by
the FCC, call the FCC Fax-On-Demand system at
202-418-0177 from your fax machine;
request Document 000600 & Form 159.
To have Document 000600 & Form 159 mailed to you,
call the FCC Forms Hotline at
800-418-FORM (800-418-3676).
For help with questions concerning the
license application, contact the FCC at
888-CALL-FCC (888-225-5322).
You must decide which radio frequency(ies) you
can operate on before filling out your application;
refer to Table 1 on page 5 of this manual.
For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872).
Phone: 317-846-1201
FAX: 317-846-4978
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RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
RITRON, INC. ("RITRON") provides the following warranty against defects in materials and/
or workmanship in RITRON Radios, Rechargeable Batteries and Accessories under normal use and service during the applicable warranty period (as stated below). "Accessories"
means antennas, holsters, chargers, earphones, speaker/microphones and items contained
in the programming and programming/service kits. Rechargeable batteries will be replaced
during the applicable warranty period only if leakage occurs or the batteries drop below 75%
of rated capacity.
WHAT IS COVERED F O R
HOW LONG
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
Portable SST
D-Series Radios
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.
IMPORTANT: This warranty sets forth the full extent of RITRON’s express responsibilities regarding
the covered products, and is given in lieu of all other express warranties. What RITRON has
agreed to do above is your sole and exclusive remedy. No person is authorized to make any other
warranty to you on behalf of RITRON. Warranties implied by state law, such as implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this limited
warranty as it applies to the covered product. Incidental and consequential damages are not
recoverable under this warranty (this includes loss of use or time, inconvenience, business
interruption, commercial loss, lost profits or savings). Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Because each
covered product system is unique, RITRON disclaims liability for range, coverage, or
operation of the system as a whole under this warranty.
WHO IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY
RITRON Rechargeable
Batteries
1 year *
RITRON will replace the defective battery
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.
Accessories
90 days *
* After date of purchase
HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
•
Any technical information provided with the covered product or any other RITRON
products;
•
Installation, maintenance or service of the product, unless this is covered by a separate
written agreement with RITRON;
•
Any products not furnished by RITRON which are attached or used with the covered
product, or defects or damage from the use of the covered product with equipment that is
not covered (such as defects or damage from the charging or use of batteries other than with
covered product);
•
Defects or damage, including broken antennas, resulting from:
misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, neglect, accident
or act of God,
the use of covered products other than in normal and customary manner or,
improper testing or installation;
•
Defects or damages from unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification, or where
unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification prevents inspection and testing necessary
to validate warranty claims;
•
Defects or damages in which the serial number has been removed, altered or defaced.
•
Batteries if any of the seals are not intact.
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.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com
Designed to work as an integrated system or as an add-on
to virtually any existing two-way radio system
Quick Talk TM
Wireless Voice Alarm Reporter
for Remote Monitoring of any
sensor or switch
OutPost TM XT
Ruggedized Two-Way Callbox
OutPost TM
Quick Assist ® II
Basic Two-Way Callbox
Push-Button RF Transmitter
Battery-operated callboxes provide instant wireless communication over existing two-way radio systems
Desktop or Wall Mountable
2-Way Base Station
Pub. 14500044
REV. A
12-03
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CALL®1-800-USA-1-USA
ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS
OF RITRON, INC.
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RITRON,
INC.
(1-800-872-1872)
505 West Carmel Drive • Carmel, IN 46032
P. O. Box 1998 • Carmel, IN 46082-1998
Ph: 317-846-1201 • Fax: 317-846-4978 • Email: ritron@ritron.com
Website: www.ritron.com
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872) or visit our website at www.ritron.com