Ritron OUTPOST Series Technical information

““ 66 ““ SERIES
SERIES OUTPOST™
OUTPOST™
Wireless
WirelessCallbox
CallboxOwner’s
Owner’sManual
Manual
This manual covers the Basic and XT models
Ritron Pub. 14500042
Rev. A
06/04
Copyright© 2004 RITRON, INC. – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS ..............................................................
PC Programming
Basic Operation
OUTPOST™ CALLBOX MODEL NUMBERS .................... 1
PC PROGRAMMABLE OUTPOST™ CALLBOX
ABOUT THE OUTPOST™ CALLBOX .............................. 1
FEATURES ..............................................................12
OPERATING THE OUTPOST™ CALLBOX WITH FACTORY
SETTINGS ................................................................ 2
Glossary of Terms.............................................12
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY ................ 2
SWITCH OUTPUT OPTIONS - ALLOWS CONTROL OF AN
EXTERNAL DEVICE ..................................................13
2-TONE DECODE (RECEIVE) SETTINGS .....................14
INTERCOM (ALWAYS-ON) PROGRAMMING ..................14
Installation Instructions
APPLYING POWER TO THE OUTPOST™ CALLBOX ......... 3
HOW TO SEAL THE ANTENNA ....................................15
POWER MANAGEMENT OPTIONS ................................. 3
CALLBOX CONTROLS AND CONNECTORS ..................... 4
GateGuard™ Specific Applications
FIG-1: Callbox Assembly, Controls
and Connectors ......................................... 4
Configuration for the Remote Control of a Gate
Controller
OUTPOST INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...................... 5
XT GATEGUARD™ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.......16
COVERAGE .............................................................. 5
FIG-3: Charge Jumper in Charge Position ...........16
XT OUTPOST INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ................. 5
FIG-4: XT Callbox Assembly ................................17
FIG-2: XT Callbox Mounting Brackets .................. 5
Table 6: XT Callbox Interface Cable.....................17
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM THE GATEGUARD™
FEATURE ................................................................18
Field Programming
HOW TO READOUT CURRENT RADIO FREQUENCY
GATEGUARD™ REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMING ....18
& TONE CODES ......................................................... 6
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM FREQUENCY &
TONE CODES............................................................ 7
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM 2-TONE CODES ................... 8
Licensing
FCC Licensing ........................................................19
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License ........................19
HOW TO FIELD PROGRAM RADIO FEATURES ................ 9
Safety Standards .....................................................19
TABLE 1: FIELD PROGRAMMABLE FREQUENCY CODES 10
INDUSTRY CANADA Regulations .............................19
CANADIAN FREQUENCY CODES .................. 10
TABLE 2: FIELD PROGRAMMABLE QC TONE CODES ... 11
INDUSTRY CANADA License Application ...................19
Service ...................................................................19
TABLE 3: FIELD PROGRAMMABLE DQC CODES ......... 11
TABLE 4: FIELD PROGRAMMABLE 2-TONE CODES ...... 11
TABLE 5: FIELD PROGRAMMABLE RADIO FEATURES ... 11
Warranty
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY .........................20
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING RITRON
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
Basic Operation
OUTPOST™ CALLBOX MODEL NUMBERS..................................
VHF MODELS
RQX-156 ........ VHF Basic Callbox
RQX-156-XT .. VHF Vandal-Resistant XT Callbox
UHF MODELS
RQX-456 ........ UHF Basic Callbox
RQX-456-XT .. UHF Vandal-Resistant XT Callbox
The model number appears on the serial label located
on the front of the basic Callbox enclosure, behind the
removable faceplate. On XT models the standard
enclosure is located inside the fiberglass reinforced
vandal-resistant box.
VHF radios are designed to operate within the 15 MHz
band between factory standard 150 and 165 MHz.
UHF radios are designed to operate within the 20 MHz
band between factory standard 450 and 470 MHz.
ABOUT
THE
Basic Callbox
XT Callbox
OUTPOST™ CALLBOX ...........................................
The OUTPOST™ Callbox is a 2-way radio transceiver
used to communicate directly with portable, mobile and
stationary radios, or through radio repeaters. Each
OUTPOST™ Callbox is equipped with the following
features:
• Field programming. Field programming allows you to
quickly program your radio in the field without the need
for a PC programmer. Each radio can be field programmed to one of 26 VHF or 77 UHF channel table
frequencies, and one of 51 QC or 104 DQC interference eliminator codes.
• Battery powered. The OUTPOST™ Callbox is powered by 6 Alkaline, D-cell batteries that can operate the
radio for up to one year or 7,000 transmissions.
• Low battery alert. The Callbox will send a short beep
at the end of each transmission when the batteries approach end-of-life. This allows the user plenty of time
to replace the batteries and assure uninterrupted service.
• VHF “License Free” frequencies. VHF models can
be programmed from a list of 5 MURS frequencies that
does not require FCC licensing.
• Companded audio. The radio can be field programmed to enable or disable audio companding.
Companding will compress transmit audio before
sending it, and expand receive audio before it is heard
on the speaker to reduce the background noise common in radio communications.
• QC (Quiet Call) interference eliminator codes. The
Callbox can be programmed from a list of 51 QC
Sub-audible codes.
• Sensor input. Each OUTPOST™ has a single sensor
input that will cause the radio to send an alert tone
when sensor input is detected.
• DQC (Digital Quiet Call) interference eliminator
codes. Each Callbox can be programmed from a list
of 104 DQC Sub-audible codes.
• Switch output. The OUTPOST™ has a single 1-Amp
switch output that can be activated when the Callbox
decodes (receives) a unique 2-Tone encode; e.g. to
OPEN a gate or to turn ON a light.
• 2-Tone decoding. The Callbox can be programmed
to decode unique 2-tone codes for selective signaling
of the Callbox or Switch Output activation in
GateGuard™ applications.
• Wide or narrow band operation. The radio can be
programmed for wide or narrow operation by selecting
from a wide variety of field programmable table frequencies, or by PC programming.
• Volume Level. Field programmable for HIGH or
MEDIUM and PC programmable to 2 – 100% volume
level.
• “Automatic Turn-Off” or “Intercom” operation.
The OUTPOST™ Callbox can operate in the standard
“Automatic Turn-Off” mode, where the radio is normally OFF until the Call Button is pressed, or can be
programmed for “Intercom” operation where the radio
is always ON.
• High / Low power output. The OUTPOST™ can be
field programmed for transmitter power output.
•
VHF: 1 Watt
•
UHF: 1 Watt or 2* Watt
*See “Special Note” on Page 3.
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OPERATING
THE
Basic Operation
OUTPOST™ CALLBOX
WITH
The OUTPOST™ Callbox will not receive a call unless
the OUTPOST™ first initiates a call.
3.
The OUTPOST™ automatically shuts off whenever
there is inactivity for ten (10) seconds.
Operation Notes
To Initiate a Call
Press and hold the ON/PTT Button on the unit, listen
for the “beep”, then begin speaking into the MIC. For
best communication, speak as closely as possible into
the microphone. The OUTPOST™ has been designed
for the caller to speak into the OUTPOST™ Callbox
from a distance of 3 feet or less.
FACTORY SETTINGS ..
To call again, press and hold the ON/PTT Button
and begin speaking after the “beep”.
The OUTPOST™ must be powered with D-cell Alkaline batteries ONLY, or alternatively, with an external
12 VDC power supply. When using an external 12
VDC supply, Alkaline or NiCd batteries can be used as
back-up.
To Receive a Response
If there has been no activity for 10 seconds, i.e. either
the ON/PTT Button has not been pressed and released or a reply has not been received, the unit
automatically shuts OFF. The automatic turn-off feature is designed to increase battery life.
1.
When you have finished speaking, release the
ON/PTT Button.
Low battery alert
2.
Any reply will be heard through the OUTPOST™
speaker. If a reply is not received within 10 seconds of releasing the ON/PTT Button, the unit
sounds a low double tone and shuts off automatically.
EXPOSURE
TO
RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY ................................
These products generate radio frequency (RF) energy
when the ON/PTT button on the front of the unit is depressed. These products have been evaluated for
compliance with the maximum permissible exposure
limits for RF energy at the maximum power rating of
the unit when using antennas available from RITRON.
These products are not to be used by the general public in an uncontrolled environment unless compliance
with the Uncontrolled / General Population limits for
RF exposure can be assured.
Antennas other than those available from RITRON
listed below have not been tested for compliance and
may or may not meet the exposure limits at the distances given. Higher gain antennas are capable of
generating higher fields in the strongest part of their
field and would, therefore, require a greater separation
from the antenna.
RQX-456: For both the AFB-1545 and RAM-1545 antennas, at the 20 cm (7.9 inches) minimum expected
separation distance and greater, the maximum RF exposure is well below the General Population / Uncontrolled limits.
RQX-156: To comply with the General Population/Uncontrolled limits, all persons must be at least
7.9 inches (20 cm) from the AFB-1545 antenna which
is supplied by RITRON to be attached directly to the
top of the unit. For the RITRON RAM-1545 magnet
mount antenna, which can be located away from the
unit, all persons must be at least 10.8 inches (28 cm)
from the antenna.
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The Callbox will send a short beep at the end of each
transmission when the batteries approach end-of-life.
This allows the user plenty of time to replace the batteries and assure uninterrupted service.
To limit exposure to RF energy to levels below the
limit, please observe the following:
•
•
•
•
Use only the antenna(s) available from RITRON for
these models. DO NOT operate the radio without
an antenna.
Keep talk times as short and infrequent as possible. DO NOT depress the ON/PTT button when not
actually wishing to transmit. These radios are
equipped with an internal timer to limit continuous
transmit times.
When transmitting, make certain that the distance
limits for the particular model in use are observed.
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 “Uncontrolled / General Population”. 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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APPLYING POWER
!
Installation Instructions
TO THE
OUTPOST™ CALLBOX .......................
The OUTPOST Callbox may be powered by six D-cell
batteries, through an external source of +12 VDC, or
by a combination of both. Powering the unit from internal batteries will allow for an installation that does
not require wiring to an external source of power. To
provide a useful amount of battery life, one of two battery saver options should also be used.
* External +12 VDC
Internal Batteries
* External +12 VDC with Battery Back-up
Six D-cell batteries may be installed in the internal battery holder for a no-wire installation. If internal batteries are used, a low battery alert signal will be transmitted when the battery voltage drops below a programmed value. When the low battery alert is sent
from the Callbox the batteries should be replaced.
It is recommended that if an external source of power
is used, that the internal batteries be installed as a
back-up against loss of power. If this option is chosen,
the Callbox should be PC programmed for “External
+12 VDC”. If external +12 VDC is lost the Callbox will
send a low battery alert signal at the end of each
transmission to notify the listeners that the unit is no
longer operating on external power.
SPECIAL NOTE: We recommend not operating the
UHF model set to High Power when using Alkaline
batteries. Due to the nature of alkaline batteries
your transmit power output will decrease rapidly
as the batteries are depleted.
The unit may be powered by an external source of
+12 VDC. This source should be filtered, with minimum noise and hum, and capable of supplying at least
1 Ampere. Refer to optional RPS-EXPO 110 VAC to
12 VDC cube power supply.
* If either of these options is used, an additional hole and
strain relief or conduit will need to be installed into the callbox.
POWER MANAGEMENT OPTIONS ............................................
There are three power management options available
the OUTPOST™ Callbox:
Automatic Turn-Off
In this mode, the unit will automatically turn itself off
after a programmed period of inactivity (no transmissions made and no calls received) has occurred.
Once the unit has turned itself off, it can only be
turned back on by depressing the On/PTT Button. The
programmed period of no activity necessary before the
unit turns itself off is called the RQX Reset Time. RQX
Reset Time and Automatic Turn-Off can both be programmed via the RITRON RQX Series PC Programmer. Automatic Turn-Off mode is the factory default
mode for power management with an RQX Reset
Time of 10 seconds.
Battery Saver
This mode is similar to the Automatic Turn-Off mode
except that the unit does not turn itself off after the
RQX Rest Time has passed with no activity. Instead it
reverts to a mode where the unit goes to sleep and
periodically wakes up to test for receive activity on the
channel. The time between wake up states can be set
using the RITRON RQX Series Programmer to between 0.5 and 8 seconds. Longer times result in better
battery life, but increase the chances that activity on
the channel may be missed. The unit will come out of
this mode when activity is detected during the wakeup state or the On/PTT button is depressed. The
Automatic Turn-Off and Battery Saver modes cannot
be used together.
Neither Automatic Turn-Off nor Battery Saver
Used
If neither Automatic Turn-Off nor Battery Saver are
used the unit will consume the largest amount of current, but is always ready to instantly receive messages. This mode should only be considered if an external source of +12 VDC is available (see above).
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CALLBOX CONTROLS
Installation Instructions
AND
CONNECTORS .................................
An t e n n a C o n n e c t o r
The antenna radiates radio signals. Before using the
OUTPOST™ Callbox, make sure the antenna is
securely fastened into the 50Ω BNC antenna
connector. If the Outpost is to be used outdoors, see
page 15 for instructions on properly sealing the
antenna connector.
Speaker Connector
The internal speaker is connected to the radio printed
circuit board with a polarized connector.
RF Mating Connectors
An internal cable from the antenna connector is
terminated into a phono style connector for connection
to the radio circuit board.
Pre-Drilled Mounting Holes
Mounting holes located in the 4 corners of the case
back are pre-drilled for mounting to a plate, wall or
post. Once mounted, the case front is secured to the
case back through these same threaded holes.
On/PTT Connector
The On/PTT switch is connected to the radio printed
circuit board with a polarized connector.
C a p t i ve P l a s t i c C a s e S c r ew s
A captive plastic case screw is located in each corner
of the case front. These 4 screws are used to secure
the case front containing the radio, to the case back
that contains the batteries.
RJ-11 Program Cable Connector
An RJ11 style connector is used to connect the cable
from the PC programmer to the radio.
Program Button
A small, momentary pushbutton is used for field
programming the OUTPOST™ Callbox.
Charge Jumper
The charge jumper can be set to trickle charge rechargeable backup batteries.
Program Display
A single digit LED display is used during field
programming of the radio.
+12 VDC Input
Two screw terminal style connectors are used for the
“+” and “-“ connection of an external +12 VDC input.
Battery Holder
The battery holder inside the case back is used for the
installation of 6 D-cell alkaline batteries. Refer to the
diagram below, or the labels beneath the cells, for
correct installation of the batteries.
Sensor Input
Two screw terminal style connectors are used for the
“+” and “-“ connection of an external DC level sensor.
Sw i t c h O u t p u t ( R e m o t e C o n t r o l O u t p u t )
Two screw terminal style connectors are used for the
“+” and “-“ connections of a 1A contact switch closure
output.
Battery Mating Connectors
Polarized, 2-pin mating connectors are used to
connect the batteries to the radio circuit board.
50Ω BNC Antenna Connector
FIG-1: Callbox Assembly, Controls and Connectors
Captive Plastic Case
Screws (4 Corners)
RF Mating Connectors
Battery Holder with
D-Cell Batteries Installed
Charge Jumper
+12 VDC Input
Sensor Input
Switch Output
+
+
+
-
Speaker Connector
On/PTT Connector
Program Display
Program Button
Battery Mating
Connectors
RJ-11 Program Cable Connector
4
Pre-Drilled Mounting
Holes (4 Corners)
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
Installation Instructions
BASIC OUTPOST™ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ......................
The basic OUTPOST™ can be mounted to virtually
any surface with four (4) #6 panhead screws. Choose
a type of screw thread and screw length which will
hold firmly in the surface to which the unit will be
mounted.
MOUNTING the OUTPOST™: (Refer to FIG-1)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners
of the case and separate the case front from the
case back. These screws are captive to the housing; to prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove
the screws from the housing.
Install 6 D-cell alkaline batteries into the battery
holder. Refer to FIG-1, or the labels beneath the
cells, for correct installation of the batteries.
If required, program the radio. Refer to the programming section of this manual for details.
Disconnect the RF mating connectors and the
battery mating connectors. Set the case front containing the radio circuit board aside.
Insert a #6 panhead screw into each of the four
(4) corner holes in the OUTPOST™ case back.
Position the case back in the chosen installation
location and secure it in place with the four
screws.
CAUTION Do not drill or penetrate the
OUTPOST™ case with any additional holes.
Use only the pre-drilled mounting holes.
6. Re-connect the RF mating connectors and the
battery mating connectors between the case front
and case back.
7. Fasten the case front to the case back with the
four( 4) captive screws. Do not over-tighten the
plastic screws to prevent damage.
8. Insert, rotate and lock the antenna onto the antenna connector. Orient the antenna vertically.
9. If the OUTPOST™ is to be used outdoors, it is
imperative that the antenna connector be sealed
with sealing tape after the antenna has been installed. Use Grainger #2A-459, Radio Shack
#278-1647, or equivalent. Refer to “Sealing the
Antenna” instructions in this manual.
10. To install the message placard, align the center of
the hole over the ON/PTT Button, and the mushroom-head fastener strips on the back of the
placard with the strips on the front of the
OUTPOST™ case. Press firmly to interlock the
strips, snapping the panel into position.
!
COVERAGE
Depending on the unit location and installation, the OUTPOST™ set for 1 Watt can cover up to 1 mile line of
sight. To increase range, use an external antenna that is mounted higher. Contact RITRON for a RAM-1545
Magnet Mounted Antenna. Refer to Special Note on page 3.
XT OUTPOST™ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................
The XT OUTPOST™ can be mounted to virtually any surface with four (4) ¼” diameter fasteners, not included.
Choose a type of screw thread and screw length which will hold firmly in the surface to which the unit will be
mounted.
MOUNTING the XT OUTPOST™: ( Refer to FIG-2 and FIG-4)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Remove the front faceplate from the XT Callbox. The faceplate is secured to the
case with 4 vandal-resistant buttonhead, Torx screws. Use the T-25 Torx bit included with the radio to remove these screws.
Remove the “Mounting Bracket” kit secured to the inside of the XT Callbox case.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners of the internal Callbox case and
separate the case front from the case back. The screws are captive to the housing; to prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the screws from the housing.
Install 6 D-cell alkaline batteries into the battery holder. Refer to FIG-4, or the
labels beneath the cells, for correct installation of the batteries.
If required, program the radio. Refer to the programming section of this manual
for details.
Fasten the internal case front to the case back with the four (4) captive screws.
FIG-2: XT Callbox
To prevent damage, do not over-tighten the plastic screws.
Mounting Brackets
Re-fasten the front faceplate to the radio with the 4 buttonhead Torx screws.
Install the 4 mounting brackets to the back of the XT Callbox case as shown in FIG-2 with the #10-32 bolts
provided. The mounting brackets can be installed vertically, as shown, or horizontally.
Position the XT Callbox in the chosen installation location and secure it in place with four screws through the
mounting brackets.
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HOW
TO
Field Programming
READOUT CURRENT RADIO FREQUENCY & TONE CODES .
1.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners of the case. These screws are captive to the housing; to
prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the screws from the housing.
2.
Separate the case front from the case back, leaving the battery connected to the radio. Make sure the unit
has batteries installed. NOTE: The voltage of the batteries must be greater than 6 VDC to program properly.
3.
Press and release the ON/PTT button on the front of the Callbox to turn the radio on.
4.
Press and release the Program button (See FIG-1 on page 4 for location). The radio will begin to display a
series of four digits; with each digit separated by a hyphen.
5.
Write down the four digits.The first two digits indicate the frequency code and the last two digits the tone
code; see Table 1 and Table 2 on pages 10 and 11. In this example an RQX-456 is programmed to operate
on the “Brown Dot” frequency of 464.500 MHz (Frequency code “04”) with 100.0 Hz tone (Tone code “12”).
FREQUENCY CODE
6.
If a 5th digit is displayed, the channel has been programmed for DQC and the last three digits indicate the
DQC code; see Table 3 on page 11. In this example an RQX-456 was programmed to operate on the
“Brown Dot” frequency of 464.500 MHz (Frequency code “04”) with a DQC code of “723”.
FREQUENCY CODE
7.
TONE CODE
DQC CODE
If more than 5 digits are displayed, the radio has been programmed for 2-Tone Paging Decode. The frequency and tone codes will be displayed, followed by a “C”, then the radio will display the 2-Tone paging
code; see Table 4 on page 11. In this example an RQX-456 was programmed to operate on the “Brown Dot”
frequency of 464.500 MHz (Frequency code “04”) with 100.0 Hz tone (Tone code “12”) and 2-tone paging
decode frequencies of 330.5 Hz and 569.1 Hz (2-Tone code “91”)
FREQUENCY CODE
TONE CODE
PAGING CODE
8.
If the channel is PC programmed with any frequency or tone not listed in Table 1, Table 2 or Table 3 on
pages 10 and 11, the radio will sound the error tone on contents read out and display an "E". The PC programmer will be required to readout the radios frequency and tone programming.
9.
Normal radio operation resumes after the programming information has been displayed.
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HOW
TO
Field Programming
FIELD PROGRAM FREQUENCY & TONE CODES ..............
To match other radios, the owner can select Frequency, Tone and DQC Codes from Table 1, Table 2 and Table 3
on pages 10 and 11. In our example, we will program an RQX-456 to operate on the "Brown Dot" frequency of
464.500 MHz with 100.0 Hz tone.
04
12
1.
Refer to Table 1 on page 10 to determine the two-digit frequency code and write it down.
2.
Refer to Table 2 on page 11 to determine the two-digit tone code for 100.0 Hz and write
it down.
3.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners of the case. These screws are captive
to the housing; to prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the screws from the housing.
4.
Separate the case front from the case back, leaving the battery connected to the radio.
Make sure the unit has batteries installed.
NOTE: The voltage of the batteries must be greater than 6 VDC to program properly.
5.
Press and release the ON/PTT button on the front of the unit to turn the radio on.
6.
Press and hold the Program Button (See FIG-1 on page 4 for location). A "P" will appear
on the program display as you enter program mode and the radio will beep rapidly.
7.
Release the program 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
th
th
radio type, and the 5 and 6 characters indicate the firmware revision.
MODEL NUMBER
RADIO TYPE
FIRMWARE REVISION
8.
After the Radio Identification has been displayed the radio will emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in program mode.
9.
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Enter the 1 digit of the frequency code by clicking the Program button until the program
display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio will sound a low tone and show a
hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
10. Enter the 2nd digit of the frequency code by clicking the Program button until the program
display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio sounds a low tone and will show a
hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
st
st
11. Enter the 1 digit of the tone code (or 1 digit of the DQC code) by clicking the Program
button until the program display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio sounds a
low tone and will show a hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is
ready to accept the next digit.
nd
nd
12. Enter the 2 digit of the tone code (or 2 digit of the DQC code) by clicking the Program
button until the program display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio sounds a
low tone and will show a hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is
ready to accept the next digit.
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13. FOR DQC CODES ONLY – Enter the 3 digit of the DQC code by clicking the Program
button until the program display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio sounds a
low tone and will show a hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is
ready to accept the next digit.
14. Press and release the ON/PTT button to save your programming. A triple beep will
sound to indicate that programming was successful and the radio will turn off.
NOTE: An error tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect code, an "E" will appear on the display and the radio will turn off. Check the digits you are attempting to enter, then start over.
15. Turn the radio back on for normal operation.
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HOW
TO
Field Programming
FIELD PROGRAM 2-TONE DECODE (RECEIVE) CODES ....
For special applications, it is desirable to program the Callbox for 2-Tone decode (receive) operation. The user is
able to field program the radio for one of the 9 pre-determined tone pairs specified in Table 4 on page 11. These
tone pairs correspond to field programmable 2-Tone encode (transmit) codes available in other RITRON portable
and base radios. In our example we will program an RQX-456 to operate with 2-Tone decode (receive) frequencies of 389.0 and 669.9 Hz.
NOTE: Field programming frequency and tone codes will remove all 2-Tone decode programming. If 2-Tone
decode operation is required, the 2-tone code must be re-programmed after field programming of the frequency
and tone codes.
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1.
Refer to Table 4 on page 11 to determine the two-digit code for 2-tone decode on 389.0
and 669.9 Hz and write it down.
2.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners of the case. These screws are captive
to the housing; to prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the screws from the housing.
3.
Separate the case front from the case back, leaving the battery connected to the radio.
Make sure the unit has batteries installed.
NOTE: The voltage of the batteries must be greater than 6 VDC to program properly.
4.
Press and release the ON/PTT button on the front of the unit to turn the radio on.
5.
Press and hold the Program Button (See FIG-1 on page 4 for location). A "P" will appear
on the program display as you enter program mode and the radio will beep rapidly.
6.
Release the program 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
th
th
radio type, and the 5 and 6 characters indicate the firmware revision.
MODEL NUMBER
RADIO TYPE
FIRMWARE REVISION
7.
After the Radio Identification has been displayed the radio will emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in program mode.
8.
st
Enter the 1 digit of the 2-Tone code by clicking the Program button until the program
display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio will sound a low tone and show a
hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
9.
Enter the 2nd digit of the 2-Tone code by clicking the Program button until the program
display shows the desired number. Pause—the radio sounds a low tone and will show a
hyphen across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
10. Press and release the ON/PTT button to save your programming. A triple beep will
sound to indicate that programming was successful and the radio will turn off.
NOTE: An error tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect code, an "E" will appear on the display and the radio will turn off. Check the digits you are attempting to enter, then start over.
11. Turn the radio back on for normal operation.
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HOW
TO
Field Programming
FIELD PROGRAM RADIO FEATURES ..............................
The OUTPOST™ Callbox can be field programmed for a specific number of features that include companding,
GateGuard™, and speaker volume level. Refer to Table 5 on page 11 for the single digit codes available for field
programming. In our example we will program an RQX-456 for GateGuard™ operation.
NOTE: Field programming frequency and tone codes will turn companding and GateGuard™ OFF. If companding or GateGuard™ operation is required, the single-digit Radio Feature code must be re-programmed after field
programming of the frequency and tone codes.
5
1.
Refer to Table 5 on page 11 to determine the single-digit code used to enable
GateGuard™.
2.
Loosen the (4) captive screws in the front corners of the case. These screws are captive
to the housing; to prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the screws from the housing.
3.
Separate the case front from the case back, leaving the battery connected to the radio.
Make sure the unit has batteries installed.
NOTE: The voltage of the batteries must be greater than 6 VDC to program properly.
4.
Press and release the ON/PTT button on the front of the unit to turn the radio on.
5.
Press and hold the Program Button (See FIG-1 on page 4 for location). A "P" will appear
on the program display as you enter program mode and the radio will beep rapidly.
6.
Release the program 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
th
th
radio type, and the 5 and 6 characters indicate the firmware revision.
MODEL NUMBER
RADIO TYPE
FIRMWARE REVISION
7.
After the Radio Identification has been displayed the radio will emit a triple beep indicating that the radio is in program mode.
8.
Enter the single-digit code by clicking the Program button until the program display
shows the desired number. Pause—the radio will sound a low tone and show a hyphen
across the center of the display to indicate that it is ready to accept the next digit.
9.
Press and release the ON/PTT button to save your programming. A triple beep will
sound to indicate that programming was successful and the radio will turn off.
NOTE: An error tone will sound if you attempt to save an incorrect code, an "E" will appear on the display and the radio will turn off. Check the digits you are attempting to enter, then start over.
10. Turn the radio back on for normal operation.
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Field Programming
TABLE 1: PROGRAMMABLE FREQUENCY CODES ...............................
UHF Business Band
Code
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
Frequency
467.7625
467.8125
464.5500
464.5000
467.8500
467.8750
467.9000
467.9250
469.2625
462.5750
462.6250
462.6750
464.3250
464.8250
469.5000
469.5500
463.2625
464.9125
464.6000
464.7000
462.7250
464.5000
464.5500
467.7625
467.8125
467.8500
467.8750
467.9000
467.9250
461.0375
461.0625
461.0875
461.1125
461.1375
461.1625
461.1875
461.2125
461.2375
461.2625
UHF Business Band
Color Dot
J
K
Yellow Dot
Brown Dot
Silver Star
Gold Star
Red Star
Blue Star
BW
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
White Dot
25
Black Dot
25
Orange Dot 25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
Code
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
Frequency
461.2875
461.3125
461.3375
461.3625
462.7625
462.7875
462.8125
462.8375
462.8625
462.8875
462.9125
464.4875
464.5125
464.5375
464.5625
466.0375
466.0625
466.0875
466.1125
466.1375
466.1625
466.1875
466.2125
466.2375
466.2625
466.2875
466.3125
466.3375
466.3625
467.7875
467.8375
467.8625
467.8875
467.9125
469.4875
469.5125
469.5375
469.5625
Color Dot
VHF Business Band
BW
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
Code
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
24
25
26
Frequency
151.625
151.955
151.925
154.540
154.515
154.655
151.685
151.715
151.775
151.805
151.835
151.895
154.490
151.655
151.745
151.865
151.700
151.760
152.700
Color Dot
Red Dot
Purple Dot
BW
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
25
12.5
12.5
25
VHF MURS**
Code
01
02
19
20
21
22
23
Frequency
154.600
154.570
151.820
151.880
151.940
154.600
154.570
Color Dot
Green Dot
Blue Dot
MURS
MURS
MURS
MURS
MURS
BW
25
25
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
12.5
Notes
** MURS frequencies do not
require an FCC license. All
other frequencies require an
FCC license.
• BW is the bandwidth in kHz.
• 12.5 kHz indicates a narrow
band channel, 25 kHz indicates
a wide band channel.
CANADIAN FREQUENCY CODES ....................................................
Canada Models
UHF Business Band
Code Frequency
01 458.6625
02 469.2625
10
Color Dot
Canada Models
VHF Business Band
BW
25
25
Code Frequency
01 151.055
02 151.115
Color Dot
British Columbia Models
VHF Business Band
BW
25
25
Code Frequency
01 154.100
02 158.940
Color Dot
BW
25
25
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Field Programming
TABLE 2: INTERFERENCE ELIMINATOR PROGRAMMABLE
QC TONE CODES ........................................................................
Code
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
Frequency
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
Code
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Frequency
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
Code
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
Frequency
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
69.4
Code
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
Frequency
159.8
165.5
171.3
177.3
No Tone
183.5
189.9
196.6
199.5
206.5
229.1
254.1
TABLE 3: DIGITAL INTERFERENCE ELIMINATOR PROGRAMMABLE
DQC TONE CODES .....................................................................
Code
023
025
026
031
032
036
043
047
051
053
054
065
071
Code
072
073
074
114
115
116
122
125
131
132
134
143
145
Code
152
155
156
162
165
172
174
205
212
223
225
226
243
Code
244
245
246
251
252
255
261
263
265
266
271
274
306
TABLE 4: PROGRAMMABLE
2-TONE DECODE
(RECEIVE) CODES
Code
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
Tone 1
*
330.5
349.0
368.5
389.0
410.8
433.7
457.9
483.5
330.5
Tone 2
*
569.1
600.9
634.5
669.9
707.3
746.8
788.5
832.5
600.9
Code
311
315
325
331
332
343
346
351
356
364
365
371
411
Code
412
413
423
431
432
445
446
452
454
455
462
464
465
Code
466
503
506
516
523
532
546
565
606
662
612
624
627
Code
631
632
645
654
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
TABLE 5: PROGRAMMABLE
RADIO FEATURES
Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Feature
Companding ON
Companding OFF
Volume Level – Medium
Volume Level - High
Gate Guard ON
Gate Guard OFF
Transmit Low Power (1 Watt)
Transmit High Power (2 Watt)
√
√
√
√
**
*
If the Callbox displays 2-Tone Code “90” on readout it has been PC programmed for custom frequencies.
** Refer to Special Note on page 3 regarding Alkaline battery usage.
√
The Callbox is set from the factory with these options enabled.
NOTE: Companding will compress transmit audio before sending it, and expand receive audio before it is heard on the
speaker to reduce the background noise common in radio communications. Companding is not recommended unless
all radios in the system are companded.
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
PC Programming
PC PROGRAMMABLE OUTPOST™ CALLBOX FEATURES ..............
Requires programming by dealer using RITRON RQX Series
PC Programmer version 10.0.1 or higher.
Glossary of Terms
Intercom Mode – The Automatic Turn-Off feature has been disabled and the Callbox is able to receive calls at any time.
Standby – The radio has sent or received a message and is
waiting for additional communications.
Sleep – If Automatic Turn-Off is disabled and Battery Saver is
enabled the Callbox will go into a low current sleep state when it
is not being used, waking up periodically to check for a received
message. Pressing the ON/PTT button will wake-up the radio
immediately.
Wake-Up – When Battery Saver is enabled and the Callbox has
entered the low current Sleep state, the radio will wake-up periodically to check for a received message. The time between
Wake-Up states is set by the Battery Saver Off Time.
Inactivity Time – A continuous period of time where the Callbox
is not sending or receiving a message.
External +12 VDC
The Callbox can be programmed to operate on an external +12 VDC supply connected to the +12 VDC Input
terminals. Should there be an interruption in the external
supply the Callbox will automatically operate from the
internal batteries and send a “low battery” alert tone at
the end of each transmission to notify the users that external power is unavailable.
Au t o m a t i c T u r n - O f f
The Callbox is programmed for Automatic Turn-Off as it
is shipped from the factory. If set, the radio will turn-off
after an Inactivity Time that exceeds the RQX Reset
Time and can only be turned back on when the ON/PTT
button is pressed. This is the recommended mode of operation for all battery-powered applications.
If the Automatic Turn-Off feature is not selected the
automatic shut-off is disabled and the Callbox will operate in Standby mode, allowing the Callbox to receive
calls at any time.
Operating the Callbox with Automatic Turn-Off disabled
significantly increases the battery drain, and is therefore
not recommended for battery powered applications. Refer to the “XT GateGuard™ Installation Instructions” on
page 16 of this manual. If battery powered operation is
required, battery drain can be reduced with the Battery
Saver feature detailed in this section.
Send Call Tone
The OUTPOST™ can be programmed to transmit a Call
Tone if the Reset Time has expired and the ON/PTT button is pressed. This will alert system users that the call is
originating from the OUTPOST™ Callbox.
Busy Channel TX Inhibit
If another user on the same frequency but, on a different
tone code is transmitting on your frequency, the Callbox
will not be allowed to transmit. The Callbox will beep a
series of long, low tones (like a busy signal) while the
ON/PTT button is held down.
Field Programming Enable
This option is set in the factory, and enables all field programming of the Callbox as described in this manual. If
not selected the radio can only be programmed with the
RITRON RQX Series PC programmer.
Battery Saver Enable
When the OUTPOST ™ Callbox is programmed to operate with Automatic Turn-Off disabled, Battery Saver can
increase battery life in both internal or external battery
powered applications.
With Battery Saver Enable set, the Callbox will periodically Wake-Up and listen for a received signal before
returning to a low current Sleep state. The time between
Wake-Up states can be PC programmed between
0.5 - 8 seconds with the Battery Saver Off Time setting.
A longer time between Wake-Up states will result in
increased battery life.
The Callbox immediately leaves Battery Saver mode
any time the ON/PTT Button is pressed or a signal is
received, and will not return to Battery Saver until there
is an Inactivity Time that exceeds the RQX Reset Time.
RQX Reset Time
Set from the factory for 10 seconds, the RQX Reset Time
can be PC programmed for 1-255 seconds. A shorter
RQX Reset Time will result in increased battery life. In
standard Automatic Turn-Off operation a longer RQX
Reset Time will allow more time for a response before
the Callbox turns off.
RQX Reset Time defines the Inactivity Time allowed before the Callbox:
•
•
•
•
Turns off if Automatic Turn-Off is set
Enters Battery Power Saver mode if Battery Power Saver
is set.
Resets 2-Tone Paging decode.
Automatically opens the Switch output.
TX Time Out Time
Set from the factory for 60 seconds, the TX Time Out
Time can be programmed for 1-255 seconds. This sets
the length of time the Callbox can transmit continuously.
If the ON/PTT button is held down longer then the TX
Time Out Time will allow, the radio will stop transmitting
and a “Busy Signal” will be heard in the speaker until the
button is released.
Speaker Volume
The Callbox speaker volume can be set to any level desired between 2 - 100%. A lower speaker volume reduces audio distortion and provides a more natural
sound. For best performance, do not set the volume any
higher than is necessary for your application.
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PC PROGRAMMABLE OUTPOST CALLBOX™ FEATURES
Transmit Beep Enable
This feature is turned on from the factory to provide a
short beep in the Callbox speaker any time the
ON/PTT button is pressed. This assures the Callbox
user that the radio has turned on and is ready to
transmit their message. With this feature disabled the
Callbox will only beep when the radio is first turned on.
Narrowband
The OUTPOST™ Callbox can be programmed to operate wide or narrow band on any programmable frequency within the specified range.
Companding
The radio can be programmed to enable or disable
audio companding. Companding will compress transmit audio before sending it, and expand receive audio
before it is heard on the speaker to reduce the background noise common in radio communications.
RX Courtesy Beep Enable
In high noise environments it is sometimes difficult to
determine when a received message has ended. With
the RX Courtesy Beep enabled the Callbox will sound
a short beep on the speaker at the end of each received transmission.
Sensor Input
The Callbox will send a warning tone when a change
in the Sensor Input is detected. The Sensor Input will
respond to an OPEN or CLOSED switch.
(CONTINUED)
H i g h / L o w P ow e r
The Callbox can be set to transmit at high (2-Watt) or
low (1-Watt) power. Low power is recommended in
battery powered installations.
!
Refer to Special Note on page 3 regarding Alkaline
battery use.
SWITCH OUTPUT OPTIONS –ALLOWS CONTROL OF AN EXTERNAL
DEVICE ..............................................................................
The switch output is a simple 1-Amp relay contact closure that can be used to OPEN and CLOSE a gate,
switch on a light, sound an alarm or any other application where remote control of an ON/OFF switch is required. The OUTPOST Callbox can be PC programmed to OPEN and CLOSE the Switch Output
when one of the following programmed conditions is
met.
The Callbox can be PC programmed to alternately
OPEN and CLOSE the switch using a single 2-tone
code, or can be PC programmed for separate OPEN
and CLOSE 2-tone codes. Field programming offers
nine 2-tone codes that correspond to field programmable 2-tone codes available in select RITRON portable and base radios.
N o Sw i t c h
Select this option for no switch operation.
Sw i t c h O n W h e n C a l l e d
With this option selected the switch will CLOSE when
the Callbox first receives a call. The switch will remain
CLOSED until the ON/PTT button is pressed or the
RQX Reset Time expires. This option is not applicable
if the Callbox is programmed for Automatic Turn-Off.
Sw i t c h O n W h e n C a l l b o x i n U s e
This option will CLOSE the switch when the Callbox
first sends or receives a call. The switch will remain
closed until the RQX Reset Time expires, which also
turns the radio off if it is programmed for Automatic
Turn-Off.
Switch On When Active with Turn-Off Code
This option operates the same as Switch On When
Callbox in Use with the added ability to OPEN the
switch when a unique 2-Tone Turn-Off Code is re-
ceived. Unlike the Switch On When Callbox in Use
feature, the switch will not OPEN when the RQX Reset Time expires unless the Callbox is programmed for
Automatic Turn-Off. See the 2-Tone Decode Setting
section on page 14 of this manual for details on programming a 2-Tone Turn-Off code.
GateGuard™ – Momentary for 1 sec.
With this option selected the switch will momentarily
CLOSE when a unique 2-Tone code is received. The
switch will remain CLOSED for the programmed period of time, programmable for 1-255 seconds. See
the 2-Tone Decode Setting section of this manual for
details on programming a 2-Tone code. Field programming the Callbox for GateGuard™ operation
places the radio into this momentary mode.
GateGuard™ – Toggle
With this option selected the switch will alternately
OPEN and CLOSE when it receives a unique 2-Tone
code. After the 2-tone code is received the Callbox will
transmit a SINGLE BEEP if the switch has been
OPENED and a DOUBLE BEEP if the switch has
been CLOSED. The switch will open when the Callbox
turns off if it is programmed for Automatic Turn-Off.
See the 2-Tone Decode Setting section of this manual
for details on programming a 2-Tone code.
GateGuard™ – On Code / Off Code
When this option is selected the switch will CLOSE
when a unique 2-Tone code is received, and OPEN
when the 2-Tone Turn-Off code is received. The
switch will OPEN when the Callbox turns off if it is
programmed for Automatic Turn-Off. See the 2-Tone
Decode Setting section of this manual for details on
programming a 2-Tone code and a 2-Tone Turn-Off
code.
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2-TONE DECODE (RECEIVE) SETTINGS .....................................
2-Tone decode can be used to selectively call the
Callbox in a system where multiple radios operate on
a single frequency. Alternatively, 2-Tone decode can
also be used to operate the Switch Output built into
every Callbox.
When the radio is programmed for 2-Tone Paging decode, no call will be heard unless the 2-tone code has
been successfully decoded or the On/PTT button has
been pressed. After decoding, normal 2-way conversation is possible without the need for the 2-tone code.
2-Tone Paging Decode is automatically reset when
the RQX Reset Time expires.
When the Callbox is programmed for Switch Output
operation with 2-Tone decode, regular voice communication is unaffected by the 2-tone code. If the Switch
Output Option uses 2-tone decode it cannot be used
for 2-Tone Paging Decode.
2-Tone Table #
The OUTPOST™ Calbox comes equipped with 9 predetermined 2-Tone codes that correspond to table
codes that certain RITRON portable and base radios
can send. Use of the 2-Tone Table codes allows programming without the need for the PC programmer.
1st Tone decoded for 1 sec.
You can custom program the 1st tone of the 2-tone
code to any frequency between 300-1500 Hz. The 1st
tone must be decoded for the programmed period of
time before the radio looks for the 2nd tone.
2nd Tone decoded for 1 sec.
You can custom program the 2nd tone of the 2-tone
code to any frequency between 300-1500 Hz.The 2nd
tone must be decoded for the programmed period of
time after the 1st tone has been decoded.
With 2-Tone All Call enabled you can custom program
an All Call tone to any frequency between 300-1500
Hz. The All Call tone must be decoded for the programmed period of time.
Ring Tone Enable
With this feature enabled the Callbox will sound a ring
signal in the speaker, similar to a telephone ring, any
time the 2-Tone code, Group Call or All Call code is
decoded.
2-Tone Transpond
2-Tone Transpond transmits a tone after the 2-Tone
code, Group Call or All Call code has been received to
alert the calling radio that the 2-Tone code was successfully decoded.
2-Tone Group Call
When this option is set, 2-tone decode is achieved if
the radio receives the 1st tone for the programmed All
Call time. If this option is selected the All Call time
must be longer than the 1st Tone time or the Callbox
will always decode on the 1st tone, ignoring the 2nd
tone altogether.
2-Tone Monitor Trip
With this option selected the Callbox will be in carrier
squelch mode any time the 2-Tone code is decoded,
regardless of any QC or DQC code programmed in
the radio. The radio reverts back to tone code decode
if the ON/PTT button is pressed and reverts back to
2-tone decode after the RQX Reset Time has expired.
Turn-Off Code
In certain Switch Output applications a separate 2tone turn-off code is required. This code can not be
the same as the 2-Tone Code
Al l C a l l d e c o d e d f o r 1 s e c .
INTERCOM (ALWAYS ON) PROGRAMMING ..............................
The XT OUTPOST™ can be PC programmed to
operate as a two-way intercom. When operating as an
intercom the Automatic Turn-Off is disabled and the
radio will remain on in a “stand-by” mode, allowing it
to receive a call from another radio at any time. The
higher current requirements of Intercom operation
make it undesirable in battery powered installations.
Required Programming:
Automatic Turn-Off
This must be disabled for the Callbox to remain turned
on at all times.
Optional Programming:
Battery Saver
Battery Saver can be used to reduce battery drain on
a battery powered installation. With Battery Saver
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activated, the Callbox will periodically “wake-up” and
listen for a received signal before returning to a low
current “sleep” state. The time between “wake-up’
states can be PC programmed between 0.5 - 8 seconds. A longer time between “Wake-up” states will result in increased battery life.
Busy Channel TX Inhibit
This will not allow you to transmit when another user is
already transmitting on your radio frequency, even if
they are using a different tone code. The radio will
beep a series of long, low tones while the ON/PTT
button is held down (like a busy signal). When the
Callbox is programmed for 2-Tone paging Decode,
or is used in a system with multiple QC or DQC codes,
this prevents the Callbox from interfering with other
users on the radio channel.
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PC Programming
INTERCOM (ALWAYS ON) PROGRAMMING (CONTINUED) .............
Programming for Selective Calling:
Switch Output Programming:
2-Tone Paging Decode
This allows selective calling to a Callbox in a radio
system where there is more than one Callbox. When
the Callbox is programmed for 2-tone decode in
Intercom (Always-On) mode it will sound an alert tone
on the Callbox speaker, similar to a telephone ring
tone, whenever 2-tone has been successfully
decoded. This will alert any users in the immediate
area that there is an incoming call on the Callbox.
Switch on When Called
This will close the internal Switch Output whenever the
radio receives a call after an Inactivity Time that
exceeds the RQX Reset Time. The switch will remain
closed until the ON/PTT button is pressed or the RQX
Reset Time expires. The Switch Output could be used
to turn on a light or activate an alarm to notify users in
the area that an incoming call was present.
Ring Tone
Ring Tone must be set to sound the alert tone on the
Callbox speaker when a 2-Tone Page is successfully
decoded.
2-Tone Monitor Trip
This can be set when used with 2-Tone decode to
allow the Callbox to hear all radio traffic on the
channel after it has successfully decoded the correct
2-tone code, regardless of QC or DQC programming.
Normal conversation will follow after the 2-tone code is
decoded and the radio will automatically reset back to
2-tone decode after the RQX Reset Time has expired.
HOW
TO
SEAL
THE
ANTENNA ..................................................
If the OUTPOST™ Callbox is to be used outdoors it is imperative
that the entire antenna connection be sealed with seal tape to
provide proper operation and prevent voiding warranty.
Seal tape can be purchased at most Industrial Supply Stores,
Harware and Home Center Stores, or Electronic Supply Stores.
Regarless of the antenna used, it is always best to weatherproof
the antenna connection using seal tape.
NOTICE
Failure to follow these instructions will cause damage to the
product, prevent proper sealing of the enclosure and will
void the Manufacturers Warranty.
Overlap
sealing tape
(1) inch beyond the
rigid section
of the antenna
Applying Seal Tape:
1.
Attach the antenna to the 50Ω BNC connector on the
OUTPOST™ Callbox enclosure.
2.
Begin wrapping seal tape at the base of the antenna connector
such that it is sealed to the enclosure top.
3.
Overlap the seal tape as you tightly wrap upward around the
connector and antenna. Continue to overlap seal tape around
the connector base, past the articulated portion of the antenna
and several inches up the thin, shiny section of the antenna.
Wrap tape
from bottom,
sealing to
enclosure.
AFB-1545 Antenna
before sealing
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AFB-1545 Antenna
after sealing
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
GateGuard™ Specific Applications
XT GATEGUARD™ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS .......................
The XT OUTPOST™ can be mounted to virtually any
surface with four (4) ¼” panhead screws. Choose a
type of screw thread and screw length which will hold
firmly in the surface to which the unit will be mounted.
!
CAUTION: The interface cable and wirenuts
should be positioned on the right side of the
case opposite the antenna (See FIG-4 on page
17)
MOUNTING the XT OUTPOST™: ( Refer to FIG-4)
8.
Position the XT Callbox case in the chosen installation location and secure it in place with four
screws through the mounting brackets.
9.
If programming is required, loosen the (4) captive
screws in the front corners of the internal Callbox
case and separate the case front from the case
back. These screws are captive to the housing; to
prevent damaging them, DO NOT remove the
screws from the housing.
1.
!
Remove the front faceplate from the XT Callbox.
The faceplate is secured to the case with 4 vandal-resistant buttonhead, Torx screws. Use the T25 Torx bit included with the radio to remove
these screws.
2.
Remove the “Mounting Bracket” kit secured to the
inside of the XT Callbox case.
3.
Due to the wide variety of installation possibilities.
RITRON does not provide the cables or hardware
required to bring external connections into the XT
Callbox. When selecting your cable hardware be
sure it will adequately seal the cable to the case.
Carefully study the internal construction of the XT
Callbox and determine the location on the outside
case where the external supply and GateGuard™
hook-up will be brought in. Consider clearance
with your desired hardware.
4.
Remove the 4 flathead screws securing the internal mounting plate and remove entire internal
case assembly. The front faceplate will be attached to the internal case assembly, handle with
care.
5.
Carefully drill the hole in the XT Callbox case required for your external hook-up cable installation.
6.
Install the 4 mounting brackets to the back of the
XT Callbox case shown in FIG-2 on page 5. The
mounting brackets can be installed vertically, as
shown, or horizontally.
7.
11. If rechargeable NiCd batteries are used for battery backup the “Charge Jumper” must be placed
into the “charge” position as shown.
! ! CAUTION ! !
If rechargeable batteries are NOT used for battery
backup, be sure the “Charge Jumper” is NOT in
the “charge position. Charging alkaline batteries
will damage the cells and reduce battery life!
Charge
CONNECTING the GATEGUARD™ to an
EXTERNAL DEVICE
Thread your external hookup cable from the external device you wish to control through the hole
with approximately 6 inches of cable inside the
case. Your external cable will be connected to the
XT Callbox 6-conductor interface cable with
wirenuts, dress your external wires accordingly
(Refer to Table 6). With your selected hardware,
secure and seal the conduit to ensure moisture
and vandal resistant functions to the XT Callbox
case.
Consult the manufacturer of the external device you are
attempting to control for the recommended wire gauge.
Confirm that your application will NOT exceed the maximum rating of the on-board relay of 120 VAC @ 1 amp.
Make sure all power to the equipment is turned OFF or
disconnected.
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10. Program the radio, if required. Refer to the pro
gramming section of this manual for details. To
program the radio you must first apply +12VDC
external power, or alkaline batteries.
FIG-3: Charge Jumper in Charge Position
12. Fasten the internal case front to the case back with
the four (4) captive screws. Do not over-tighten the
plastic screws to prevent damage.
13. Secure the internal case assembly to the XT Callbox with the 4 flathead screws through the internal mounting plate. Refer to FIG-4 for correct orientation and location of the antenna and cables.
The front faceplate is attached to the internal case
assembly, handle with care.
14. Re-fasten the front faceplate to the radio with the
4 buttonhead Torx screws.
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GateGuard™ Specific Applications
FIG: 4 XT CALLBOX ASSEMBLY ..............................................
Threaded Inserts for Front Plate
Mounting (4 Corners)
Battery Holder with
D-Cell Batteries Installed
Internal Antenna
Captive Plastic
Case Screws (4 Corners)
6-Conductor
Interface Cable
RF Mating
Connectors
Charge
Jumper
Red
Black
White
Brown
Blue
Green
Battery Mating
Connectors
On/PTT Switch
Front Plate
(Bottom Edge)
Table 6: XT Callbox Interface Cable
Wire
Description
Red
External 12 VDC “+” input
Black
External 12 VDC “-” input
White
Sensor Input “+” connection
Brown
Sensor Input “-“ ground
Blue
Switch Output “+” connection
Green
Switch Output “-“ connection
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
HOW
TO
FIELD PROGRAM
GateGuard™ Specific Applications
THE
GATEGUARD™ FEATURE .............
The XT OUTPOST™ can be field programmed for
basic GateGuard™ operation, or PC programmed to
suit your unique requirements. These instructions
are for factory programmed radios ONLY. If the PC
programmer has been used to set 2-Tone decode
(receive) or GateGuard™ features, operation may not
be as described here.
The XT OUTPOST™ Callbox will now operate in
GateGuard mode as follows:
Field Programming the GateGuard™ Feature:
• If the Callbox does not send or receive a signal for
more than 10 seconds the Callbox will automatically
turn off. The ON/PTT button must be pressed to turn
the Callbox back on and receive a call.
1.
Program the frequency and tone codes per the
“How to Field Program Frequency and Tone
Codes” instructions on page 7.
2.
Program the 2-Tone decode (receive) code per
the “How to Field Program 2-Tone Codes”
instructions on page 8.
3.
Program the Callbox for GateGuard™ operation
per the “How to Field Program Radio Features”
instructions on page 9.
• The Callbox will be in “Automatic Turn-Off”
mode. The ON/PTT button must first be pressed as
described in “Operating the OUTPOST™ Callbox”
section on page 2 before normal two-way
communications can be established.
• When the Callbox receives and decodes the correct
2-Tone code the Callbox Switch Output will
momentarily CLOSE the switch for 1 second. The
Callbox will also automatically transmit a
confirmation tone back to the senders radio notifying
them that the correct 2-tone code has been
decoded at the OUTPOST™ Callbox.
GATEGUARD™ REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMING ..................
The XT OUTPOST™ can be PC programmed to
customize GateGuard™ operation.
Automatic Turn-Off can be disabled to leave the
Callbox turned ON at all times, allowing GateGuard™
operation even if there is no one at the Callbox. The
higher current requirements of Intercom mode make it
undesirable in battery powered installations.
Battery Saver can be used to reduce battery drain
when Intercom operation is required on a battery
powered installation. With Battery Saver activated, the
Callbox will periodically “wake-up” and listen for a received signal before returning to a low current “sleep”
state. The time between “wake-up’ states can be PC
programmed between .5 - 8 seconds. A longer time
between “wake-up” states will result in increased battery life.
Ring Tone will sound an alert tone on the Callbox
speaker, similar to a telephone ring tone, whenever
the correct 2-tone code has been successfully
decoded. This feature is used to alert the Callbox user
that the gate is being opened or closed.
RQX Reset Time is set from the factory for 10 seconds, but can be PC programmed for 1-255 seconds.
A shorter RQX Reset Time will result in increased battery life. In standard Automatic Turn-Off operation a
longer inactivity timer will allow more time for a response before the Callbox turns off.
GateGuard™ – Toggle will alternately open and close
the Switch Output when it receives a unique 2-Tone
code. After the 2-tone decode (receive) code is re-
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ceived the Callbox will transmit a single beep if the
switch has been opened and a double beep if the
switch has been closed. The switch will open when
the Callbox turns off if is programmed for Automatic
Turn-Off.
GateGuard™ On Code / Off Code operation allows
programming of separate ON and OFF 2-tone decode
(receive) codes. The Outpost will CLOSE the Switch
Output upon receiving the ON code, and OPEN the
Switch Output upon receiving the OFF code.
When reading out the radio programming as described
in the “How to Readout Current Radio Programming”
section, the ON code will be displayed.
Sensor Input can be programmed to detect a logic
level and transmit an Alert tone when a change in
logic level is detected. Separate alert tones are used
for OPEN (logic level high) and CLOSED (logic level
low).
External +12 VDC is used in installations with an external 12 VDC power supply and an internal battery
back-up. The OUTPOST™ will send an alert tone at
the end of each transmission when the unit is operating on the back-up battery, and once an hour if Automatic Turn-Off is not used.
Busy Channel TX Inhibit will not allow you to transmit when another user is already transmitting on your
radio frequency, even if they are using a different tone
code. The radio will beep a series of long, low tones
(like a busy signal) while the ON/PTT button is held
down.
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
FCC 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 an FCC license for VHF or UHF frequencies,
submit FCC application Form 600. Your Ritron dealer
can help you with this process.
How to Obtain an FCC Radio License
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.
Licensing
Industry Canada requires the owners of the radios to
obtain a radio license before using them.
Application forms can be obtained from the nearest
Industry Canada District office.
I N D U S T R Y C AN AD A L i c e n s e Ap p l i c a t i o n
1. Fill in the items per the instructions. If you need
additional space for any item, use the reverse side
of the application.
2. Use a typewriter or print legibly.
3. Make a copy for your files.
4. Prepare a check or money order to “Receiver
General for Canada”, for the amount listed on the
following schedule for each radio purchased. (Licenses are renewed annually on April 1st. Refer to
the following schedule for application fees for each
month.)
5. Mail the completed application, along with your
check or money order, to the closest Industry Canada District Office.
To have forms and instructions faxed to you by the
FCC, call the FCC Fax-On-Demand system at 202418-0177 from your fax machine; request Document
000600 & Form 159.
Month of
Application
April............................$52
October.....................$33
To have Document 000600 & Form 159 mailed to you,
call the FCC Forms Hotline at 800-418-FORM (800418-3676).
May............................$50
November................$29
June...........................$46
December................$26
July.............................$43
January.....................$23
August.......................$40
February...................$20
September...............$36
March........................$16
For help with questions concerning the license application, contact the FCC at 888-CALL-FCC (888-2255322).
You must decide which radio frequency(ies) you can
operate on before filling out your application.
For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872).
Notes:
Initial
Fee
Month of
Application
Initial
Fee
Fees are subject to change without notice.
The annual renewal fee is $41
S e r vi c e
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.
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.
U.S. Manufacturer:
Canadian Representative:
RITRON, INC.
Repair Department
505 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032 USA
Lenbrook Communications
633 Granite Court
Pickering, ON L1W 3K1
Phone: 317-846-1201
FAX:
317-846-4978
Phone: 905-831-6555
FAX:
905-831-6936
• Repair of Ritron products should be performed only by
Ritron authorized personnel.
I N D U S T R Y C AN AD A R e g u l a t i o n s
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OUTPOST Wireless Callbox
Warranty
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
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.
WHAT IS COVERED
FOR HOW LONG
WHAT RITRON WILL DO
OUTPOST™ Callboxes
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.
Accessories
90 days*
*After date of purchase
WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
• Any technical information provided with the covered product or any other RITRON products;
• Installation, maintenance or service of the product, unless this is covered by a separate written agreement with RITRON;
• Any products not furnished by RITRON which are attached or used with the covered product, or defects or damage from the
use of the covered product with equipment that is not covered (such as defects or damage from the charging or use of batteries other than with covered product);
• Defects or damage, including broken antennas, resulting from:
-
misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, alteration, modification, neglect, accident or act of God,
-
the use of covered products other than in normal and customary manner or,
-
improper testing or installation;
• Defects or damages from unauthorized disassembly, repair or modification, or where unauthorized disassembly, repair or
modification prevents inspection and testing necessary to validate warranty claims;
• Defects or damages in which the serial number has been removed, altered or defaced.
• Batteries if any of the seals are not intact.
IMPORTANT: This warranty sets forth the full extent of RITRON’s express responsibilities regarding the covered products, and
is given in lieu of all other express warranties. What RITRON has agreed to do above is your sole and exclusive remedy. No
person is authorized to make any other warranty to you on behalf of RITRON. Warranties implied by state law, such as implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this limited warranty as it applies
to the covered product. Incidental and consequential damages are not recoverable under this warranty (this includes loss of use
or time, inconvenience, business interruption, commercial loss, lost profits or savings). Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you. Because each covered product system is unique, RITRON disclaims liability for range, coverage, or operation of the system as a whole under this warranty.
WHO IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY: This warranty is given only to the purchaser or lessee of covered products
when acquired for use, not resale. This warranty is not assignable or transferable.
HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: To receive warranty service, you must deliver or send the defective product, delivery costs and insurance prepaid, within the applicable warranty period, to RITRON, INC., 505 West Carmel Drive, Carmel,
Indiana 46032, Attention: Warranty Department. Please point out the nature of the defect in as much detail as you can. You
must retain your sales or lease receipt (or other written evidence of the date of purchase) and deliver it along with the product. If
RITRON chooses to repair or replace a defective product, RITRON may replace the product or any part or component with reconditioned product, parts or components. Replacements are covered for the balance of the original applicable warranty period.
All replaced covered products, parts or components become RITRON’s property.
RIGHTS TO SOFTWARE RETAINED : Title and all rights or licenses to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
in any RITRON software contained in covered products are and shall remain in RITRON. RITRON nevertheless grants you a
limited non-exclusive, transferable right to use the RITRON software only in conjunction with covered products. No other license
or right to the RITRON software is granted or permitted.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER STATE LAW: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
WHERE THIS WARRANTY IS VALID: This warranty is valid only within the United States, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico.
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