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Controls
1 Speaker jack
7 light/lock button
2 Microphone jack
8 down button
3 on/off volume 9 call/vox button
4 LCD
10 MONI button
5 up button
11 PTT button
6 mode/scan button
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FCC Information
T HIS DEVICE COMPLIES
O PER ATION IS SUBJECT
WITH
PART 15
OF THE
FCC R ULES .
TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS :
•This device may not cause harmful interference.
•This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Important: Do not open your radio to make any internal
adjustments. Your radio is set up to transmit a regulated signal on
an assigned frequency. It is against the law to alter or adjust the
settings inside the radio to exceed those limitations. Any
adjustments to your radio must be made by qualified technicians
using the proper test equipment. To be safe and sure:
•Never open your radio’s case.
•Never change or replace anything in your radio
except the batteries.
Your radio might cause TV or radio interference even when it is
operating properly. To determine whether your radio is causing
the interference, turn it off. If the interference goes away, your
radio is causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by moving
your radio away from the receiver. If you cannot eliminate the
interference, the FCC requires that you stop using the radio.
Audio Accessories: Do not operate the radio with audio
accessories at high volume levels. Hearing experts advise against
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continuous high volume operation. If you experience a ringing in
your ears, reduce the volume level or discontinue use. Always
make sure the radio is turned off before plugging audio
accessories into the accessory jack.
Do not operate the radio in hazardous environments. Explosion
or fire may result. Do not operate the radio near unshielded
electrical blasting caps. Under certain conditions,
radios can interfere with blasting operations and may
cause an explosion. Turn your radio OFF to prevent
accidental transmission when in a blasting area or in
areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.” Construction crews often
use remote control RF devices to set off explosives.
Care and Safety: To clean the radio, use a soft cloth dampened
with water. Do not use cleaners or solvents because they can
harm the body of the unit and leak inside, causing permanent
damage. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to clean the battery contacts.
The FRS1600 series is splash-proof, which means the unit will not
be destroyed if water gets on it. However, do not submerge the
unit in water. If the unit gets wet, turn it off and remove the
batteries immediately. Dry the battery compartment with a soft
cloth to minimize potential water damage. Leave the battery
compartment cover off overnight to ensure complete drying. Do
not use the radio until the unit is completely dry.
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Low Battery Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Belt Clip Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Attaching the Hand Strap . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
•Turning the Radio On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
•Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
•Adjusting the Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
•Locking In Your Selection . . . . . . . . . . . .15
•Talking on Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
•Tone Alert for Incoming Calls . . . . . . . . .16
•LCD Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
•Voice-Activated Transmission . . . . . . . . .18
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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Welcome
Congratulations on your purchase of the Uniden
FRS1400 series or FRS1600 series family radio. This
product is a lightweight, palm-sized radio you can
carry almost anywhere. Use it at shopping malls,
amusement parks, or sporting events to stay in
contact with family and friends, or in a neighborhood
watch for vital communication. This compact, state-ofthe-art device is equipped with the following features:
•14 Channels
•Up to 2 mile range*
•LCD Display
•Tone Alert for incoming calls
•Auto Channel Scan
•Keypad Lock
•30 hours of operation
•Low Battery Indicator
•38 Privacy Codes (FRS1600 series only)
•Splash-proof (FRS1600 series only)
* Range may vary depending on environmental and/or topographical
conditions.
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Optional Accessories
Your package contains the FRS1400 series or FRS1600
series radio, this reference guide, the accompanying
belt clip and hand strap. You will need to purchase 3
AA Alkaline batteries in order to operate the unit. The
following optional accessories may be purchased from
your Uniden dealer or by calling (800)554-3988:
•VOX Headset
• Carrying Case
Hand strap
Belt clip and screw
FRS Unit
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Battery Installation
Your FRS1400 series or FRS1600 series radio uses
3 AA Alkaline batteries for power.
To install the batteries:
1. Make sure your radio is off.
Do not mix old and new batteries to
avoid damage to the unit.
2. Unlatch the clip
and slide the
battery cover off.
3. Insert 3 AA batteries
according to the
polarity symbols on
the inside of the
battery
compartment.
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4. Replace the battery
cover by pushing it
up until it is secure,
then latch the clip
in place.
Low Battery Alert
The LCD on your radio
shows a battery meter
in the upper right corner.
Three bars indicate a fully
powered unit. As the
batteries lose power, bars
will disappear on
the meter.
When the batteries in the unit are low,
the unit will emit a chirping sound. Replace the
batteries immediately to continue using
the radio.
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Belt Clip Installation
Because you will most likely use your radio
when you are out and about, the unit comes
equipped with a belt clip to securely fasten the
unit to your belt, pocket or purse.
To attach the belt clip:
1. Insert the belt clip
screw into the slot
on the belt clip.
2. Align the screw with
the hole on the back
of the radio and turn it
clockwise, using a
Phillips screwdriver to
secure the belt clip. Do
not over-tighten.
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3. The belt clip can be
attached so that it
rests vertically
or horizontally. Turn
the screw counterclockwise to loosen the
belt clip and change its
position.
Attaching the Hand Strap
The hand strap for the
FRS radio can be
attached to the belt clip
for added transporting
convenience. Simply
thread the long end of
the hand strap through the
hole on the belt clip, then
loop the long end through
the short end and pull tight.
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Using Your Radio
In order to get the most out of your new radio,
read this reference guide completely before
attempting to operate the unit.
Turning the Radio On
1. Turn the on/off
volume control
clockwise to turn
the unit on.
2. Turn the control
counterclockwise
to turn the unit off.
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Adjusting the Volume
1. Press the MONI
button to hear
background noise.
2. Turn the on/off volume control clockwise
to increase the volume, counterclockwise to
decrease the volume.
Adjusting the Sound
Your radio emits a beep each time one of the
buttons is pressed. To turn this sound off, press
PTT and MONI at the same time. Press them
again to turn the sound back on.
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Choosing a Channel and Privacy Code
Your radio has 14 channels and 38 privacy codes
(FRS 1600 series only) you can use to talk to
others. In order to speak to someone, each of you
must be set to the same channel and privacy code.
To choose a channel for the FRS1600 series:
1. Press the mode/scan
button to move the
▼ indicator to the
channel mode. (The
mode/scan button
allows you to switch
between channel and
code mode on the
FRS1600 series only.)
The FRS1600 series is equipped with a
mode/scan button. The FRS1400
series has a scan button.
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2. Press the up or down
button repeatedly to
select one of the 14
channels. (The number
on the LCD changes to
indicate a new
channel has been
selected.)
To choose a channel on the FRS1400 series
follow step 2 above.
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Your radio also allows you to scan for
active channels.
To use the Scan feature:
1. Press and hold the
mode/scan
button for one
second to begin
scanning channels.
The LCD will
indicate you are in
scan mode. If a
signal is present,
the radio will stop on
the active channel
for five seconds.
2. Press the up button to resume scanning
for the next channel.
3. To delete the current channel from being
scanned, press the down button. The unit
will immediately resume scanning for
other channels.
The memory for deleted channels is
cleared each time the mode/scan
button is pressed and held for one
second or after the unit is turned off.
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4. Press the PTT or MONI button to exit scan
mode and stop at the current channel.
5. Press the mode/scan button to stop
scanning and return to the original channel.
If no signal is found on a channel, the
unit will continue to scan. If the up or
down button is pressed, the unit will
exit scan mode and stop at the current
displayed channel.
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To choose a privacy code for the FRS1600 series:
(Not available on the FRS1400 series)
1. Press the mode/scan
button to move the
▼ indicator to the
code mode.
2. Press the up or down button repeatedly to
select one of the 38 privacy codes.
3. To turn off the
privacy code, press
the up or down
button until the code
00 is selected.
If the code 00 is selected on your
radio, you can receive a signal
regardless of the Privacy Code settings of
the people in your party.
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Locking In Your Selection
In order to prevent the channel setting from
accidentally being changed, you should lock the
buttons of your FRS radio.
1. Press and hold the
light/lock button for
one second to lock the
buttons. The LCD
indicates the buttons
are locked.
2. Press and hold again for one second to unlock
the buttons.
Using the lock function allows you to
maintain your channel and code
settings. The call/vox, PTT and
MONI buttons will not lock.
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Talking on Your Radio
To talk to others using the radio:
1. Press and hold the
PTT button and
speak into the
microphone. The
following LCD
screen appears:
2. When you finish speaking, release the
PTT button. Your party cannot send
messages through while the PTT button
is pressed.
Tone Alert for Incoming Calls
Your FRS1400 series or
FRS1600 series radio is
equipped with a call
feature which informs
you of an incoming call.
A call tone will sound
and the receive icon
flashes on the LCD.
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To use this feature to
contact someone in your
party, press and hold the
call/vox button.
CALL and the transmit
icon appear on the LCD
for five seconds.
LCD Backlight
The LCD display can be illuminated to assist
your viewing. Press the light/lock button to
turn on the display backlight. The light goes off
automatically after two seconds.
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Voice-Activated Transmission
Your radio has built-in voice-activated
transmission (VOX) capability. This means the
sound of your voice can activate transmission
with the use of the optional VOX headset.
To use this feature:
1. Remove the
speaker/microphone
jack cover.
2. Plug the optional VOX
headset into the
speaker/microphone
jacks on the top of
the unit.
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3. Press and hold the call/vox button
while turning the unit on to get into
VOX mode.
4. Press the mode/scan
and call/vox buttons
at the same time to
go into VOX level
control mode. The
LCD flashes VOX
and the current
VOX level.
5. Press the up or down button to adjust the
VOX sensitivity level. (1 represents the
highest sensitivity.)
6. Press the mode/scan or call/vox button
to exit VOX level control mode.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
No power
Message
not transmitted
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Make sure the PTT button
is completely pressed as
you transmit.
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Confirm radios have the same
channel and privacy code setting.
• Make sure PTT is not
inadvertently being pressed.
• Reposition or replace batteries.
• Obstructions, operating indoors
or in vehicles may interfere with
communication. Change
your location.
• Check to make sure volume is
turned up.
• Confirm privacy code is set.
• Shared channel or privacy code
may be in use. Try another.
Message
not received
Hearing other
conversations or
noise on a channel
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Problem
Solution
L imited talk range
• Street/ concrete structures, heavy
foliage and use in buildings and in
vehicles will decrease range.
Check for clear line of sight to
improve transmission.
• Wearing the radio close to the
body, such as in a pocket or on a
belt will decrease range. Change
the location of radio.
• Radios are too close. Radios must
be at least 5 feet apart. Increase
your distance.
• Radios are too far apart.
Obstacles interfere with
transmission. Talk range is
up to 2 miles in clear,
unobstructed conditions.
Heavy static
or interference
If after trying these simple steps, your unit still
does not function properly, call Uniden Customer
Service at (800)297-1023 Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.
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Specifications
Description
Channels
Codes (FRS1600 series only)
Operating Frequency
Talk range
Power Source
Out Power
Battery Life
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38 STANDARD CTCSS Tone
UHF - 462.550 to 467.725 MHz
Up to 2 Miles
3AA Alkaline Batteries
500mW
30 Hours (5/5/90 duty cycle)
Channel Frequency Chart (MHz)
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
Frequency
462.5625
462.5875
462.5875
462.6375
462.6625
Channel
6
7
8
9
10
Frequency
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
Channel
11
12
13
14
Frequency
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
Channel
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
Channel
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
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
CTCSS Chart (Hz)
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
22
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
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