Ritron Patriot SST D-Series SST-454D Technical information

Designed to work as an integrated
system or as an add-on to virtually
any existing two-way radio system
Innovations in Trunked & Conventional 2-Way Radios
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Two-Way Callbox
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Battery-operated callboxes provide instant wireless
communication over existing two-way radio systems
Conventional and/ or Trunked Operation (LTR®
and PassPort® Protocols), Programmable on a
Per-channel Basis
Ultra-small Size
1-, 2- or 3-Watt Transmitter Power
Ten Channels
In Trunking Mode: Flexible Dynamic Allocation
allows up to 100 Channels in any number of
System Configurations
Large Speaker enables Louder Audio Output,
even in Noisy Environments
20 Megahertz Bandwidth
Multi-Mode Capability Transmitter: Wide or
Narrow Bandwidth Switching, Programmable on
a Per-channel Basis
Quick Talk TM Alert
for Remote Monitoring of
any sensor or switch
Programmable Quiet Call® Tone Squelch, Digital
Quiet Calltm and DTMF Encode
Channel Scan, Normal and Priority
Battery Saver
Wireless Intercom/Base Station
Desktop or Wall Mountable Radio
Quick Assist ® II Push-Button
RF Transmitter
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P. O. Box 1998 • Carmel, IN 46032
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ACCESSORIES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Description
Page
ACCESSORIES ................................................ ii
TO ORDER, CALL 800-USA-1-USA.
INTRODUCTION ............................................... iii
BPS-6N-SC ........... Spare/ Replacement SST Battery
CONTROL AND OPERATION ......................... 1
FIG-1: Radio Controls and Connections ...... 1
BPS-6N-MH ........... Replacement High Capacity Battery
AFS-450 ................ UHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X .................. Single Ear Headset
RHD-4X .................. Dual Ear Headset
BCJS-4AD
4-Well Drop-in Charger
RHD-5X .................. Lightweight Over-the-ear Earset /w In-line PTT
RHD-6X .................. Lightweight Behind-the-head Earset w/ In-line PTT
RSM-3X ................. Remote Speaker Microphone
REP-2 ..................... Low Profile Earphone
CCL-B ................... Cigarette Lighter Charger
BPS-6N-SC
Spare Battery
MHS-A ................... Cordura Holster w/quick release
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
CALL RITRON for complete listings.
BCPS-AD
Single-Well Drop-in Charger
CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
On-Off / Volume Adjust ................................. 2
Channel Selection ......................................... 2
Receive .......................................................... 2
Transmit ......................................................... 2
SCAN OPERATION
Scan Channel Operation .............................. 3
How Scanning Works ................................... 3
Temporary Busy Channel Blocking .............. 3
Last Channel Scanned Alert Tone ............... 3
Priority Scanning ........................................... 3
TRUNKED OPERATION
Receiving a Dispatch Call ............................ 3
Placing a Dispatch Call ................................ 3
WHAT THE RADIO TONES MEAN
Radio Alert Tones ......................................... 4
Optional Alert Tones ..................................... 4
Trunked Operation ........................................ 4
NOTE: Refer to page ii for Accessory
information. Call RITRON at 1-800-USA-1-USA
for a complete Accessory listing.
Description
Page
BATTERIES
General ........................................................... 5
Charging ......................................................... 5
Precautions and Notes .................................. 5
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning ......... 5
FIG-2: Battery Access and Installation ......... 6
Optional Charging Accessories ..................... 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
General ........................................................... 7
Battery ............................................................ 7
Error Tones ..................................................... 7
Quiet Call ........................................................ 7
Troubleshooting Notes ................................... 8
FIG-3: Belt Clip Installation ........................... 8
!! CAUTIONS - ALL RADIOS !!
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy .......... 9
Observe Caution in the Following
Environments to Maximize the Life of Your
Radio Equipment ........................................... 9
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC Regulations: Licensing ........................ 11
FCC Regulations: Safety Standards ........... 11
Service .......................................................... 11
How to Obtain an FCC License ................... 11
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY ............ 12
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the SST-454D 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.
RHD-4X
Dual Ear Headset
RHD-5X
Over-the-ear Earset
MHS-A
Swivel Holster
The PATRIOT Plus SST-454D handheld is a compact, synthesized, PC programmable, tenchannel two-way radio. It is designed to operate in both Trunking and Conventional modes in
the professional UHF FM Business Band. The model number, indicating the radio's operating
band, is stamped on the label attached to the case back.
Model
Band
Operating Frequency
SST-454
UHF
450 - 470 MHz
Make sure the package includes:
RSM-3X
Remote Speaker Mic
ii
RHD-1X
Single Ear Headset
Have questions? Call
RHD-6X
Behind-the-ear Earset
• PATRIOT Plus SST-454D radio
• Antenna
• Rechargeable battery pack
• Belt clip and screw
• Optional accessories as ordered
Examine the equipment upon delivery and report any damage to your shipping company.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
ACCESSORIES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Description
Page
ACCESSORIES ................................................ ii
TO ORDER, CALL 800-USA-1-USA.
INTRODUCTION ............................................... iii
BPS-6N-SC ........... Spare/ Replacement SST Battery
CONTROL AND OPERATION ......................... 1
FIG-1: Radio Controls and Connections ...... 1
BPS-6N-MH ........... Replacement High Capacity Battery
AFS-450 ................ UHF Molded Flex Antenna
RHD-1X .................. Single Ear Headset
RHD-4X .................. Dual Ear Headset
BCJS-4AD
4-Well Drop-in Charger
RHD-5X .................. Lightweight Over-the-ear Earset /w In-line PTT
RHD-6X .................. Lightweight Behind-the-head Earset w/ In-line PTT
RSM-3X ................. Remote Speaker Microphone
REP-2 ..................... Low Profile Earphone
CCL-B ................... Cigarette Lighter Charger
BPS-6N-SC
Spare Battery
MHS-A ................... Cordura Holster w/quick release
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
CALL RITRON for complete listings.
BCPS-AD
Single-Well Drop-in Charger
CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
On-Off / Volume Adjust ................................. 2
Channel Selection ......................................... 2
Receive .......................................................... 2
Transmit ......................................................... 2
SCAN OPERATION
Scan Channel Operation .............................. 3
How Scanning Works ................................... 3
Temporary Busy Channel Blocking .............. 3
Last Channel Scanned Alert Tone ............... 3
Priority Scanning ........................................... 3
TRUNKED OPERATION
Receiving a Dispatch Call ............................ 3
Placing a Dispatch Call ................................ 3
WHAT THE RADIO TONES MEAN
Radio Alert Tones ......................................... 4
Optional Alert Tones ..................................... 4
Trunked Operation ........................................ 4
NOTE: Refer to page ii for Accessory
information. Call RITRON at 1-800-USA-1-USA
for a complete Accessory listing.
Description
Page
BATTERIES
General ........................................................... 5
Charging ......................................................... 5
Precautions and Notes .................................. 5
Battery Maintenance and Conditioning ......... 5
FIG-2: Battery Access and Installation ......... 6
Optional Charging Accessories ..................... 6
TROUBLESHOOTING
General ........................................................... 7
Battery ............................................................ 7
Error Tones ..................................................... 7
Quiet Call ........................................................ 7
Troubleshooting Notes ................................... 8
FIG-3: Belt Clip Installation ........................... 8
!! CAUTIONS - ALL RADIOS !!
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy .......... 9
Observe Caution in the Following
Environments to Maximize the Life of Your
Radio Equipment ........................................... 9
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC Regulations: Licensing ........................ 11
FCC Regulations: Safety Standards ........... 11
Service .......................................................... 11
How to Obtain an FCC License ................... 11
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY ............ 12
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of the SST-454D 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.
RHD-4X
Dual Ear Headset
RHD-5X
Over-the-ear Earset
MHS-A
Swivel Holster
The PATRIOT Plus SST-454D handheld is a compact, synthesized, PC programmable, tenchannel two-way radio. It is designed to operate in both Trunking and Conventional modes in
the professional UHF FM Business Band. The model number, indicating the radio's operating
band, is stamped on the label attached to the case back.
Model
Band
Operating Frequency
SST-454
UHF
450 - 470 MHz
Make sure the package includes:
RSM-3X
Remote Speaker Mic
ii
RHD-1X
Single Ear Headset
Have questions? Call
RHD-6X
Behind-the-ear Earset
• PATRIOT Plus SST-454D radio
• Antenna
• Rechargeable battery pack
• Belt clip and screw
• Optional accessories as ordered
Examine the equipment upon delivery and report any damage to your shipping company.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
CONTROL & OPERATION
CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
ON-OFF / VOLUME ADJUST
1
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.
3
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.
4
PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH (PTT)
Press and hold the PTT when transmitting;
release it to receive.
5
CHANNEL SELECTOR
Press the button and the radio will 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.
BATTERY ACCESS DOOR
(CASE BOTTOM)
The battery access door may be removed to
access the battery pack. Refer to Battery Access
& Installation, FIG-2, page 6.
7
1
2
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.
To switch 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.
2
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FIG-1: RADIO CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
11 TX/BUSY INDICATOR LAMP
The LED flashes GREEN when the radio is
receiving, and glows RED when it is transmitting.
9
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.
13 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.
10 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.
14 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 6.
IMPORTANT:
CHANNEL SELECTION
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.
RECEIVE
8
AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
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.
1
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.
O
V
6
7
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.
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. On Trunked radio channels you will
hear a tone when adjusting the volume.
12 SPEAKER
The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows
you to hear calls on your channel.
CHARGE THE
BATTERY
PACKCall
before using the radio for the first time.
Have
questions?
Refer to Batteries, pages 5 and 6.
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.
There are three squelch modes that can be
used in the SST-454D portable on a
conventional 2-way channel.
•
Carrier squelch lets you hear all
broadcasts on your channel strong enough
for the radio to detect, and silences noise.
•
Tone squelch uses one of the QC or DQC
“tone squelch” formats available on the
SST-454D. This allows you to screen out
“on-channel” broadcasts that do not carry
the correct code programmed for the radio.
•
No squelch disables all squelch operation
and allows you to hear even the weakest
broadcasts on your channel.
Once a squelch type has been selected by the
user, all channels will operate in that mode.
The SST-454D 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.
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.
TRANSMIT
Normally, you should not transmit until no one is
talking on the channel. Check the Busy/TX
Indicator Lamp before transmitting to confirm
the channel is clear. Do not transmit when the
indicator flashes GREEN, showing the channel
is busy. When the indicator lamp stops flashing
GREEN, the channel is open.
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.
Keep talk times as short and infrequent as
possible to conserve battery, minimize radio
frequency exposure, and allow others to use the
channel.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
2
CONTROL & OPERATION
CONVENTIONAL OPERATION
ON-OFF / VOLUME ADJUST
1
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.
3
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.
4
PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH (PTT)
Press and hold the PTT when transmitting;
release it to receive.
5
CHANNEL SELECTOR
Press the button and the radio will 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.
BATTERY ACCESS DOOR
(CASE BOTTOM)
The battery access door may be removed to
access the battery pack. Refer to Battery Access
& Installation, FIG-2, page 6.
7
1
2
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.
To switch 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.
2
8
9
3
LD
O
/H
FF
O
E
N
O
M
LU
10
11
4
5
CH
12
13
6
14
FIG-1: RADIO CONTROLS & CONNECTORS
11 TX/BUSY INDICATOR LAMP
The LED flashes GREEN when the radio is
receiving, and glows RED when it is transmitting.
9
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.
13 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.
10 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.
14 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 6.
IMPORTANT:
CHANNEL SELECTION
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.
RECEIVE
8
AUDIO ACCESSORY JACK
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.
1
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.
O
V
6
7
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.
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. On Trunked radio channels you will
hear a tone when adjusting the volume.
12 SPEAKER
The speaker, located behind the front grille, allows
you to hear calls on your channel.
CHARGE THE
BATTERY
PACKCall
before using the radio for the first time.
Have
questions?
Refer to Batteries, pages 5 and 6.
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.
There are three squelch modes that can be
used in the SST-454D portable on a
conventional 2-way channel.
•
Carrier squelch lets you hear all
broadcasts on your channel strong enough
for the radio to detect, and silences noise.
•
Tone squelch uses one of the QC or DQC
“tone squelch” formats available on the
SST-454D. This allows you to screen out
“on-channel” broadcasts that do not carry
the correct code programmed for the radio.
•
No squelch disables all squelch operation
and allows you to hear even the weakest
broadcasts on your channel.
Once a squelch type has been selected by the
user, all channels will operate in that mode.
The SST-454D 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.
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.
TRANSMIT
Normally, you should not transmit until no one is
talking on the channel. Check the Busy/TX
Indicator Lamp before transmitting to confirm
the channel is clear. Do not transmit when the
indicator flashes GREEN, showing the channel
is busy. When the indicator lamp stops flashing
GREEN, the channel is open.
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.
Keep talk times as short and infrequent as
possible to conserve battery, minimize radio
frequency exposure, and allow others to use the
channel.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
2
SCAN OPERATION
WHAT THE RADIO TONES MEAN
SCAN CHANNEL OPERATION
LAST CHANNEL SCANNED ALERT TONE
RADIO ALERT TONES
OPTIONAL ALERT TONES
Channel scanning allows you to listen to
broadcasts on all your radio channels. The
SST-454D can scan all channels in your radio
except those programmed for PassPort
Trunking.
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.
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”
The SST-454D 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
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.
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.
PRIORITY SCANNING
The SST-454D radio 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.
•
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.
TRUNKED OPERATION
RECEIVING A DISPATCH CALL
PLACING A DISPATCH CALL
1. Turn On the radio by pressing the On/
Volume Up Button. The TX/ Busy Indicator
will flash GREEN.
2. Select the desired system/ group by
pressing the Channel Select button.
1. Select the desired system/ group with the
Channel Select button.
3. Adjust the volume by pressing either the
On/ Volume Up or the Volume Down/ Off
button for the desired volume setting as
indicated by a tone heard in the speaker.
3
2. Press and hold the PTT Button. You will
hear one of the following:
• Clear-to-Talk Tone — a short high tone
indicates you may begin speaking into the
radio.
• System Busy Tone — a series of low tones
indicates all channels are busy. Release the
PTT and try again.
• Out-of-Range Tone — alternating high/ low
tones indicate you should move to within
range of the system and try again.
Have questions? Call
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.
Error Tones
However, 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.
Channel Select
When the Channel button is pressed, the
radio will emit a short channel beep,
increment the channel, and the channel
display will show the new operating channel.
Scan Channel
When the Scan channel is selected by pressing
the Channel button, the radio will emit the
Scan beep and begin scanning.
Squelch Mode
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. The radio “beeps” rapidly if you press the
Monitor Button for 3 seconds to put the radio
in open squelch.
Transmitter Time Out
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.
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
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.
TRUNKED OPERATION
You will hear one of the following tones when
you press and hold the PTT:
Clear-To-Talk Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
A short high tone indicates you may begin
speaking into the radio.
System Busy Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
A series of low tones indicates all channels
are busy. Release the PTT and try again.
Out-Of-Range Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
Alternating high/ low tones indicate you
should move within range of the system and
try again.
Your radio may emit one of the following tones
without your activating the PTT:
Registration Tones (PassPort)
When you turn the radio on and select a
channel with a valid PassPort ID, the radio
will emit three short high tones, indicating a
successful automatic registration.
NOTE: If you press the PTT before the unit
registers, you will hear the System
Busy Tone (see above).
Recharge Battery Alert
Roaming Tone (PassPort)
As the battery voltage approaches the
If the radio is out of range of the system, the
minimum required “operating voltage” the
radio will emit a short high tone, to let the
radio will emit a short beep every 20 seconds
user know the radio is searching for a valid
to alert the user that the battery will soon
system to register with.
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.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
4
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
SCAN OPERATION
WHAT THE RADIO TONES MEAN
SCAN CHANNEL OPERATION
LAST CHANNEL SCANNED ALERT TONE
RADIO ALERT TONES
OPTIONAL ALERT TONES
Channel scanning allows you to listen to
broadcasts on all your radio channels. The
SST-454D can scan all channels in your radio
except those programmed for PassPort
Trunking.
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.
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”
The SST-454D 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
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.
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.
PRIORITY SCANNING
The SST-454D radio 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.
•
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.
TRUNKED OPERATION
RECEIVING A DISPATCH CALL
PLACING A DISPATCH CALL
1. Turn On the radio by pressing the On/
Volume Up Button. The TX/ Busy Indicator
will flash GREEN.
2. Select the desired system/ group by
pressing the Channel Select button.
1. Select the desired system/ group with the
Channel Select button.
3. Adjust the volume by pressing either the
On/ Volume Up or the Volume Down/ Off
button for the desired volume setting as
indicated by a tone heard in the speaker.
3
2. Press and hold the PTT Button. You will
hear one of the following:
• Clear-to-Talk Tone — a short high tone
indicates you may begin speaking into the
radio.
• System Busy Tone — a series of low tones
indicates all channels are busy. Release the
PTT and try again.
• Out-of-Range Tone — alternating high/ low
tones indicate you should move to within
range of the system and try again.
Have questions? Call
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.
Error Tones
However, 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.
Channel Select
When the Channel button is pressed, the
radio will emit a short channel beep,
increment the channel, and the channel
display will show the new operating channel.
Scan Channel
When the Scan channel is selected by pressing
the Channel button, the radio will emit the
Scan beep and begin scanning.
Squelch Mode
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. The radio “beeps” rapidly if you press the
Monitor Button for 3 seconds to put the radio
in open squelch.
Transmitter Time Out
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.
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
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.
TRUNKED OPERATION
You will hear one of the following tones when
you press and hold the PTT:
Clear-To-Talk Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
A short high tone indicates you may begin
speaking into the radio.
System Busy Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
A series of low tones indicates all channels
are busy. Release the PTT and try again.
Out-Of-Range Tone (LTR/ PassPort)
Alternating high/ low tones indicate you
should move within range of the system and
try again.
Your radio may emit one of the following tones
without your activating the PTT:
Registration Tones (PassPort)
When you turn the radio on and select a
channel with a valid PassPort ID, the radio
will emit three short high tones, indicating a
successful automatic registration.
NOTE: If you press the PTT before the unit
registers, you will hear the System
Busy Tone (see above).
Recharge Battery Alert
Roaming Tone (PassPort)
As the battery voltage approaches the
If the radio is out of range of the system, the
minimum required “operating voltage” the
radio will emit a short high tone, to let the
radio will emit a short beep every 20 seconds
user know the radio is searching for a valid
to alert the user that the battery will soon
system to register with.
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.
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
4
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
BATTERIES
• Do not "fast" charge a fully charged battery.
This can shorten battery life.
GENERAL
The SST-454D radio is powered by a
rechargeable battery pack.
CHARGING
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 twelve hours.
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.
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 in use.
To use the drop-in charger, plug it into a 110
VAC outlet. Set either the radio with the
battery installed, or battery with the battery
spacer, into the charger. Refer to Optional
Charging Accessories, page 6. Each battery
contact must rest on a charger contact pin.
PRECAUTIONS AND NOTES
NOTE: Use only RITRON-supplied chargers;
other chargers may cause fire, explosion or
other damage. Battery pack life averages one
year. Follow these guidelines to maximize
service life:
• FULLY DISCHARGE the battery before
recharging it.
• 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 "fast" charge a brand new battery
pack, because this may damage the
battery. Once the battery has been charged
using the "trickle" rate, the fast rate may
be used thereafter.
5
BATTERIES
FIG-2: BATTERY ACCESS & INSTALLATION
• Do not charge batteries in temperatures
colder than about 45°F. Charging batteries in
temperatures above 95°F. does not harm
them, but can reduce charge capacity.
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
• Do not charge or replace a battery in an
explosive atmosphere. Contact sparking can
ignite an explosion.
DOOR LATCH
• Do not dispose of a battery in a fire. An
explosion might result.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE & CONDITIONING
Due to the extended run time of the SST-454D
radio, some users may never fully discharge the
battery pack during normal use. Achieve
maximum battery life by fully discharging the
battery periodically to condition it.
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.
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 for a normal work day without
charging it.
2. If your radio is used only in the Trunked
Mode, you need only leave the radio turned
On.
If your radio is used in Conventional
Mode, with the radio turned ON, press and
hold the On/ Volume Up and Volume Down/
Off buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to
place the radio (on a Conventional Channel)
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 fully discharged, then recharged several times before it
can reach its maximum charge capacity.
Have questions? Call
(A)
BOTTOM VIEW OF THE RADIO
LATCH
CLOSED
LATCH
OPEN
}
Battery
Access
Door
1. Hold the radio as shown in figure (A) at left.
2. Use your thumbnail to open the Door Latch,
as shown in figure (B) at left.
3. Lift and rotate the Battery Access Door to
release it as shown in figure (C) at left.
4. Use the Pull-tab to pull the battery pack out
of the case as shown in figure (D) at left.
5. Insert the replacement battery pack, being
certain to POSITION IT RELATIVE TO THE
CASE AS SHOWN IN FIGURE (D). Push
the Battery Pack in as far as possible.
6. Replace the Battery Access Door. Secure it
by closing the Door Latch as shown in figure
(B).
7. Be certain to firmly lock the Door Latch, as
shown in figure (B).
(B)
Drop-in Charger
Contacts
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
(C)
PULL - TAB
(D)
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES
Spare/ Replacement
Battery Pack
Drop-in Battery Charger
with Spacer
CH
AR
G IN
BC
G
PS
-A D
CH
AR
G ER
AD
AP
TE
R
PATRIOT SST Plus Accessories:
BPS-6N-SC ...... 800 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BPS-6N-MH ..... 1500 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BCPS-AD ......... Drop-in Charger Adapter
BCC-PS ........... Drop-in Charger/ Conditioner
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
6
BATTERIES
• Do not "fast" charge a fully charged battery.
This can shorten battery life.
GENERAL
The SST-454D radio is powered by a
rechargeable battery pack.
CHARGING
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 twelve hours.
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.
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 in use.
To use the drop-in charger, plug it into a 110
VAC outlet. Set either the radio with the
battery installed, or battery with the battery
spacer, into the charger. Refer to Optional
Charging Accessories, page 6. Each battery
contact must rest on a charger contact pin.
PRECAUTIONS AND NOTES
NOTE: Use only RITRON-supplied chargers;
other chargers may cause fire, explosion or
other damage. Battery pack life averages one
year. Follow these guidelines to maximize
service life:
• FULLY DISCHARGE the battery before
recharging it.
• 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 "fast" charge a brand new battery
pack, because this may damage the
battery. Once the battery has been charged
using the "trickle" rate, the fast rate may
be used thereafter.
5
BATTERIES
FIG-2: BATTERY ACCESS & INSTALLATION
• Do not charge batteries in temperatures
colder than about 45°F. Charging batteries in
temperatures above 95°F. does not harm
them, but can reduce charge capacity.
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
• Do not charge or replace a battery in an
explosive atmosphere. Contact sparking can
ignite an explosion.
DOOR LATCH
• Do not dispose of a battery in a fire. An
explosion might result.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE & CONDITIONING
Due to the extended run time of the SST-454D
radio, some users may never fully discharge the
battery pack during normal use. Achieve
maximum battery life by fully discharging the
battery periodically to condition it.
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.
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 for a normal work day without
charging it.
2. If your radio is used only in the Trunked
Mode, you need only leave the radio turned
On.
If your radio is used in Conventional
Mode, with the radio turned ON, press and
hold the On/ Volume Up and Volume Down/
Off buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to
place the radio (on a Conventional Channel)
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 fully discharged, then recharged several times before it
can reach its maximum charge capacity.
Have questions? Call
(A)
BOTTOM VIEW OF THE RADIO
LATCH
CLOSED
LATCH
OPEN
}
Battery
Access
Door
1. Hold the radio as shown in figure (A) at left.
2. Use your thumbnail to open the Door Latch,
as shown in figure (B) at left.
3. Lift and rotate the Battery Access Door to
release it as shown in figure (C) at left.
4. Use the Pull-tab to pull the battery pack out
of the case as shown in figure (D) at left.
5. Insert the replacement battery pack, being
certain to POSITION IT RELATIVE TO THE
CASE AS SHOWN IN FIGURE (D). Push
the Battery Pack in as far as possible.
6. Replace the Battery Access Door. Secure it
by closing the Door Latch as shown in figure
(B).
7. Be certain to firmly lock the Door Latch, as
shown in figure (B).
(B)
Drop-in Charger
Contacts
BATTERY ACCESS
DOOR
(C)
PULL - TAB
(D)
OPTIONAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES
Spare/ Replacement
Battery Pack
Drop-in Battery Charger
with Spacer
CH
AR
G IN
BC
G
PS
-A D
CH
AR
G ER
AD
AP
TE
R
PATRIOT SST Plus Accessories:
BPS-6N-SC ...... 800 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BPS-6N-MH ..... 1500 mAH Spare Battery Pack
BCPS-AD ......... Drop-in Charger Adapter
BCC-PS ........... Drop-in Charger/ Conditioner
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
6
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Solution(s)
GENERAL
The radio does not work at all.
Make sure that the battery is installed correctly,
as shown in FIG—2.
Recharge or replace the battery. (Note 1.)
Operating features do not work exactly as
expected.
The radio has been dealer programmed for
customized operation — consult dealer.
Reception is poor.
Move to a different location. (Note 2.)
Confirm that the proper antenna is connected to
the radio. (See p. 1, "Antenna.")
You cannot hear calls from other radios.
Battery
Your calls cannot be heard in other radios.
The battery loses its charge sooner than
expected.
Turn Off Quiet Call (coded) squelch. (Note 3.)
Be certain your radio receives on the same
frequency as the caller transmits. (Note 4.)
Recharge the battery. (Note 1.)
Make sure your radio transmits on the receive
frequency of radio(s) you want to call. (Note 4.)
Recharge the battery.
Review the battery charging instructions.
Conserve the battery. (Note 5.)
If the radio is used in extreme cold, warm the
radio under your coat. (Note 6.)
Replace the battery. (Note 1.)
Error Tones
An error tone sounds when the radio is
first switch On.
See "Error Tones" on p. 4.
An error tone occurs while you are
transmitting.
Refer to "Transmitter Time-Out", p. 4.
Quiet Call
You cannot screen out calls from outside
your QC group.
You cannot hear QC messages while in
QC (coded) squelch.
Others in your QC group cannot hear your
QC messages.
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Make sure that the channel is programmed with
Quiet Call.
Activate coded squelch. (Note 7.)
Verify the channel is programmed to detect the
same code the calling radio(s) transmits. (Note
7.)
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. Then, if the
charged original battery cannot power an SST-454D handheld, try charging again with another
charger. If the battery still doesn't hold a charge, the pack should probably be replaced. However,
if the battery appears to be "good" after you try the second charger, the first charger might be
faulty. If you think that an accessory is not operating properly, contact your dealer or RITRON.
2. Reception can often be improved by moving a short distance. This effect is more noticeable
inside buildings. The range of a SST-454D portable equipped with a standard battery pack 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 squelch.
(Press both volume buttons at the same time—a double beep means that Quiet Call squelch is
Off.)
4. CONVENTIONAL OPERATION: To hear a call, select a channel programmed to receive your
caller's transmit frequency. To call another unit, select a channel programmed to transmit the
other radio's receive frequency.
TRUNKED/ REPEATER OPERATION: To operate in a repeater system, your channel(s) must be
programmed to work with the repeater's transmit and receive frequencies. (A radio channel can
hold two separate operating frequencies, one for receive, the other for transmit.)
5. Because maximum power drain occurs while the radio transmits, do not hold down the Push-ToTalk button longer than necessary to transmit each call. Battery power is used while the
handheld is left On to receive calls. If practical, switch Off the unit.
6. In extreme cold, a battery's charge capacity is greatly reduced. If you use the radio in very cold
weather, periodically warm it underneath your coat if possible. An optional remote speaker/
microphone allows you to keep the radio under your coat while transmitting and receiving.
7. In order for radios to communicate using Quiet Call, they must be programmed with the same
Quiet Call code. Each code is unique, and your radio will respond only to the code programmed
for the channel.
Press and hold both volume buttons at the same time. A single beep means that Quiet Call
squelch is On. A double beep means that Quiet Call squelch is Off.
FIG—3: BELT CLIP INSTALLATION
To attach the belt clip to the radio—
Place the clip on the back of the radio case,
aligning the screw hole in the clip with the hole in
the case. Tighten the screw. See FIG—3 at right.
PHILLIPS
HEAD
SCREW
BELT
CLIP
CAUTION:
Use only the included Phillips head screw,
because a longer screw could damage radio
electronics.
CH
Verify you transmit the same code as the radio(s)
you call is programmed to detect. (Note 7.)
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Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Possible Solution(s)
GENERAL
The radio does not work at all.
Make sure that the battery is installed correctly,
as shown in FIG—2.
Recharge or replace the battery. (Note 1.)
Operating features do not work exactly as
expected.
The radio has been dealer programmed for
customized operation — consult dealer.
Reception is poor.
Move to a different location. (Note 2.)
Confirm that the proper antenna is connected to
the radio. (See p. 1, "Antenna.")
You cannot hear calls from other radios.
Battery
Your calls cannot be heard in other radios.
The battery loses its charge sooner than
expected.
Turn Off Quiet Call (coded) squelch. (Note 3.)
Be certain your radio receives on the same
frequency as the caller transmits. (Note 4.)
Recharge the battery. (Note 1.)
Make sure your radio transmits on the receive
frequency of radio(s) you want to call. (Note 4.)
Recharge the battery.
Review the battery charging instructions.
Conserve the battery. (Note 5.)
If the radio is used in extreme cold, warm the
radio under your coat. (Note 6.)
Replace the battery. (Note 1.)
Error Tones
An error tone sounds when the radio is
first switch On.
See "Error Tones" on p. 4.
An error tone occurs while you are
transmitting.
Refer to "Transmitter Time-Out", p. 4.
Quiet Call
You cannot screen out calls from outside
your QC group.
You cannot hear QC messages while in
QC (coded) squelch.
Others in your QC group cannot hear your
QC messages.
7
Make sure that the channel is programmed with
Quiet Call.
Activate coded squelch. (Note 7.)
Verify the channel is programmed to detect the
same code the calling radio(s) transmits. (Note
7.)
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. Then, if the
charged original battery cannot power an SST-454D handheld, try charging again with another
charger. If the battery still doesn't hold a charge, the pack should probably be replaced. However,
if the battery appears to be "good" after you try the second charger, the first charger might be
faulty. If you think that an accessory is not operating properly, contact your dealer or RITRON.
2. Reception can often be improved by moving a short distance. This effect is more noticeable
inside buildings. The range of a SST-454D portable equipped with a standard battery pack 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 squelch.
(Press both volume buttons at the same time—a double beep means that Quiet Call squelch is
Off.)
4. CONVENTIONAL OPERATION: To hear a call, select a channel programmed to receive your
caller's transmit frequency. To call another unit, select a channel programmed to transmit the
other radio's receive frequency.
TRUNKED/ REPEATER OPERATION: To operate in a repeater system, your channel(s) must be
programmed to work with the repeater's transmit and receive frequencies. (A radio channel can
hold two separate operating frequencies, one for receive, the other for transmit.)
5. Because maximum power drain occurs while the radio transmits, do not hold down the Push-ToTalk button longer than necessary to transmit each call. Battery power is used while the
handheld is left On to receive calls. If practical, switch Off the unit.
6. In extreme cold, a battery's charge capacity is greatly reduced. If you use the radio in very cold
weather, periodically warm it underneath your coat if possible. An optional remote speaker/
microphone allows you to keep the radio under your coat while transmitting and receiving.
7. In order for radios to communicate using Quiet Call, they must be programmed with the same
Quiet Call code. Each code is unique, and your radio will respond only to the code programmed
for the channel.
Press and hold both volume buttons at the same time. A single beep means that Quiet Call
squelch is On. A double beep means that Quiet Call squelch is Off.
FIG—3: BELT CLIP INSTALLATION
To attach the belt clip to the radio—
Place the clip on the back of the radio case,
aligning the screw hole in the clip with the hole in
the case. Tighten the screw. See FIG—3 at right.
PHILLIPS
HEAD
SCREW
BELT
CLIP
CAUTION:
Use only the included Phillips head screw,
because a longer screw could damage radio
electronics.
CH
Verify you transmit the same code as the radio(s)
you call is programmed to detect. (Note 7.)
Have questions? Call
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
8
!! CAUTIONS— ALL RADIOS !!
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY
ENERGY
The SST-454D handheld radio generates RF
electromagnetic energy during transmit mode.
The transmit mode is active when the PTT
switch is depressed. This radio is designed for,
“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.
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:
•
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.
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.
•
FCC OET Bulletin 65, Edition 97-01,
Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
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.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard for Safety
Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3
kHz to 300 GHz.
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.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended Practice
for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields-RF and
Microwave.
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.
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.
9
NOTES
EXCESSIVE TRANSMISSIONS: Maximum
drain on battery power occurs when you are
transmitting. DO NOT hold the Push-ToTalk 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.
Have questions? Call
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
10
!! CAUTIONS— ALL RADIOS !!
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY
ENERGY
The SST-454D handheld radio generates RF
electromagnetic energy during transmit mode.
The transmit mode is active when the PTT
switch is depressed. This radio is designed for,
“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.
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:
•
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.
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.
•
FCC OET Bulletin 65, Edition 97-01,
Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
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.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard for Safety
Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3
kHz to 300 GHz.
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.
•
American National Standards Institute
(C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended Practice
for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields-RF and
Microwave.
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.
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.
9
NOTES
EXCESSIVE TRANSMISSIONS: Maximum
drain on battery power occurs when you are
transmitting. DO NOT hold the Push-ToTalk 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.
Have questions? Call
Have questions? Call 800-USA-1-USA (800-872-1872)
or visit our website at www.ritron.com
10
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC REGULATIONS
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
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, two to three
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
Phone:
FAX:
317-846-1201
317-846-4978
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 (1-800-418-3676).
For help with questions concerning the license application, contact the FCC at
888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).
You must decide which radio frequency(ies) you can operate on before filling out your
application. For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
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
For How Long
PATRIOT Plus SST-454D Series Radios
Ritron Rechargeable Batteries
Accessories
1 year *
1 year *
90 days *
What RITRON Will Do
During the first year after date of purchase, Ritron will repair
or replace the defective product, at RITRON's option, parts
and labor included at no charge.
Ritron will replace the defective battery
* 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.
800-USA-1-USA (1-800-872-1872).
Pub. 14500039
11
Have questions? Call
REV. B
12-03
COPYRIGHT© 2003 RITRON,
•
ALL Call
RIGHTS
RESERVED
Have INC.
questions?
800-USA-1-USA
(800-872-1872)
RITRON®, PATRIOT® and QUIET CALL®
REGISTERED
TRADEMARKS
OF RITRON, INC.
orARE
visit
our website
at www.ritron.com
12
FCC LICENSE REQUIRED
FCC REGULATIONS
RITRON, INC. LIMITED WARRANTY
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
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, two to three
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
Phone:
FAX:
317-846-1201
317-846-4978
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 (1-800-418-3676).
For help with questions concerning the license application, contact the FCC at
888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).
You must decide which radio frequency(ies) you can operate on before filling out your
application. For help determining your frequencies, call Ritron at
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
For How Long
PATRIOT Plus SST-454D Series Radios
Ritron Rechargeable Batteries
Accessories
1 year *
1 year *
90 days *
What RITRON Will Do
During the first year after date of purchase, Ritron will repair
or replace the defective product, at RITRON's option, parts
and labor included at no charge.
Ritron will replace the defective battery
* 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.
800-USA-1-USA (1-800-872-1872).
Pub. 14500039
11
Have questions? Call
REV. B
12-03
COPYRIGHT© 2003 RITRON,
•
ALL Call
RIGHTS
RESERVED
Have INC.
questions?
800-USA-1-USA
(800-872-1872)
RITRON®, PATRIOT® and QUIET CALL®
REGISTERED
TRADEMARKS
OF RITRON, INC.
orARE
visit
our website
at www.ritron.com
12
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Ph: 317-846-1201 Have
• Fax:questions?
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