DPH
DIGITAL PORTABLE RADIO
Owner’s Manual
BK Radio
7100 Technology Drive
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Telephone: (321) 984-1414
FAX: (321) 984-0434
www.relm.com
© Copyright 2004 RELM Wireless Corporation. All rights reserved.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Features......................................................................Inside Front Cover
Introduction............................................................................................ 4
FCC Requirements................................................................................. 4
Safety Precautions ................................................................................. 4
RF Energy Exposure Awareness And Control Information .................. 5
Radio Controls ....................................................................................... 8
Basic Operation ..................................................................................... 9
Channel Guard Operation .................................................................... 10
Mixed Mode Operation........................................................................ 11
Channel Groups ................................................................................... 12
Programmable Top Switches/ Function Menu .................................... 14
Scan Operation..................................................................................... 15
Priority Scan ........................................................................................ 18
Unit-To-Unit Call ................................................................................ 24
Emergency Call ................................................................................... 29
User Selected Channel Guard .............................................................. 30
Other Operational Features.................................................................. 31
SERVICE
Alphanumeric Display ......................................................................... 34
If you need service, contact your local BK Radio dealer equipped to
service your radio. If you find it impractical to have service performed
by your local dealer, contact BK Radio at the address below:
BK Radio, Inc.
ATTN: Customer Service
7100 Technology Drive
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(800) 422-6281
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Cloning Procedure ............................................................................... 36
Battery Installation And Removal ....................................................... 39
Definitions And Acronyms.................................................................. 40
Service ................................................................................................. 42
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NOTES:
INTRODUCTION
CONGRATULATIONS, you now own a BK Radio DPH APCO
Project 25 digital radio. To meet backwards compatibility as defined
by the APCO Project 25 standard, the DPH digital portable radio
provides users the ability to interoperate with narrow or wide band
analog channels as well as digital systems. Please take a moment to
read the information in this manual so you can get optimum
performance from your new radio.
FCC REQUIREMENTS
Your radio must be properly licensed by the Federal Communications
Commission prior to use. Your BK Radio dealer can assist you in
meeting these requirements. Your dealer will program each radio with
your authorized frequencies, signaling codes, etc., and will be there to
meet your communications needs as your system expands.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Do not operate the transmitter in close
proximity to blasting caps.
• Do not operate the radio in an explosive
atmosphere (petroleum fuels, solvents, dust,
etc.) unless your radio is an intrinsically safe
model designed for such use.
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DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS
ANI
CG
CLR
Cloning
Automatic Numeric Identification
Channel Guard
Clear
The process of copying data from one radio, called
“master,” to other radios, called “slaves” or “clones.”
Channel Guard
A subaudible tone, a code (analog) or a Network Access
Code (digital) for selective listening and receiving.
Detent
The click/hesitation you feel as you turn a knob from one
position to another.
DTMF
Dual Tone Multiple Frequency
DTMF Tones
Tones that sound like those used by a standard pushbutton telephone.
ENT
Enter
FCN
Function
GRP
Group Label
ID
Digital reception/transmission – ‘It’s Digital.”
Individual
The information programmed with a PC both a global
Personality
and by-channel basis that tells the radio exactly how to
operate.
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
Mixed Mode
Allows Analog and Digital operation on the same
channel.
NAC
Network Access Code for digital channel.
PR
Priority Channel
PRG
Program
PRI
Priority
PTT
Push To Talk
RTA
Repeater Talk Around
RTX Channel
Ready to Transmit Channel
RX
Receive
SCN
Scan
SQ
Squelch
Squelch
A control that eliminates background noise.
Talkback Scan
When scanning, if a signal is present, the scan will stop
and you will hear the signal. If you then push the PTT
switch to talk back to the person, you are in Talkback
Scan Mode.
TGID
Talk Group ID
Time-Out-Timer A feature that limits the duration of calls.
TX
Transmit
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RF ENERGY EXPOSURE AWARENESS AND
CONTROL INFORMATION, AND OPERATIONAL
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FCC OCCUPATIONAL USE
REQUIREMENTS
BEFORE USING YOUR PORTABLE 2-WAY RADIO,
READ THIS IMPORTANT RF ENERGY AWARENESS AND
CONTROL INFORMATION AND
OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH
THE FCC’S RF EXPOSURE GUIDELINES.
NOTICE: This radio is intended for use in occupational/controlled
conditions, where users have full knowledge of their exposure
and can exercise control over their exposure to meet FCC limits.
This radio device is NOT authorized for general population,
consumer, or any other use.
This 2-way radio uses electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency (RF)
spectrum to provide communications between two or more users over a
distance. It uses radio frequency (RF) energy or radio waves to send and
receive calls. RF energy is one form of electromagnetic energy; other forms
include electric power, radar, sunlight and x-rays. RF energy, however, should
not be confused with these other forms of electromagnetic energy, which
when used improperly can cause biological damage. Very high levels of xrays, for example, can damage tissues and genetic material. The energy levels
associated with radio waves from portable 2-way radios, when properly used,
are not great enough to cause biological damage.
Experts in science, engineering, medicine, health and industry work with
organizations to develop standards for exposure to RF energy. These
standards provide recommended levels of RF exposure for both workers and
the general public. These recommended RF exposure levels include
substantial margins of protection. All 2-way radios marketed in North
America are designed, manufactured and tested to ensure they meet
government established RF exposure levels. In addition, manufacturers also
recommend specific operating instructions to users of 2-way radios.
These instructions are important because they inform users about RF energy
exposure and provide simple procedures on how to control it. Please refer to
the following WEBSITES for more information on what RF energy exposure
is and how to control your exposure to assure compliance with established RF
exposure limits.
http://www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html
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SCAN LIST CLONING
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
REGULATIONS
The FCC rules require manufacturers to comply with the FCC RF energy
exposure limits for portable 2-way radios before they can be marketed in the
U.S. When 2-way radios are used as a consequence of employment, the FCC
requires users to be fully aware of and able to control their exposure to meet
occupational requirements. Exposure awareness can be facilitated by the use
of a product label directing users to specific user awareness information.
Your BK Radio 2-way radio has a RF exposure product label. Also, your BK
Radio owner’s and service manuals include information and operating
instructions required to control your RF exposure and to satisfy compliance
requirements.
When a master radio downloads to a clone, the
Scan List is also transferred. See page 17 in
this manual for selecting the Scan List.
BATTERY INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
BK Radio battery packs are available in a variety of sizes and types for
special applications. Rechargeable battery packs can be charged
separately or while attached to a radio.
INSTALLING THE BATTERY
COMPLIANCE WITH RF EXPOSURE STANDARDS
Your BK Radio 2-way radio is designed and tested to comply with a number
of national and international standards and guidelines (listed below) for
human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy. This radio
complies with the IEEE and ICNIRP exposure limits for
occupational/controlled RF exposure environment at operating duty factors of
up to 50% transmitting and is authorized by the FCC for occupational use
only. In terms of measuring RF energy for compliance with the FCC
exposure guidelines, your radio radiates measurable RF energy only while it is
transmitting (during talking), not when it is receiving (listening) or in standby
mode. Note: The approved batteries supplied with this radio are rated for a 55-90 duty factor (5% talk-5% listen - 90% standby), even though this radio
complies with the FCC occupational RF exposure limits and may operate at
duty factors of up to 50% talk.
1. LOCATE THE CENTER HUB on the radio
base and place it in the recess of the
battery pack.
2. POSITION THE BATTERY PACK at the 30°
offset, seating the two metal studs in their
recess.
3. APPLY UPWARD PRESSURE to the pack
while twisting the pack to its original
position. The metal tab will click, locking
the pack in position.
REMOVING THE BATTERY
1. TURN THE RADIO OFF.
Your BK Radio 2-way radio complies with the following RF energy exposure
standards and guidelines:
•
United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of
Federal Regulations; 47 CFR §§ 1.1307, 1.1310, 2.1091 and 2.1093
•
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992
•
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1-1999
Edition
2. PUSH UP THE METAL TAB on the side of
the case while twisting the battery pack
approximately 30°.
3. REMOVE BATTERY PACK from the radio.
NOTE: Periodically check the contacts
on the battery pack for dirt that
could prevent a good electrical
contact with the charging base.
WARNING: Explosion Hazard
INDUSTRY CANADA COMPLIANCE
Do not dispose a battery pack into a fire.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003
Canada.
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An explosion may occur.
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SPECIAL CLONING INSTRUCTIONS
You can change Channel 0 values on the master radio, hold them in a
temporary memory, and download them to the clone without actually
entering them into the permanent memory of the master. This is
convenient if sequential identification numbers are used to identify a
series of portables in a radio system. Assuming that the frequencies,
Channel Guard values, and other CH 0 values are common for all
radios in the system, but that the radio identification number should be
unique to each radio, the following method can be used to clone
additional radios for the system:
PRG
ID
125
PRG
ID
125
PRG
ID
126
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
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1. PROGRAM THE MASTER with all
frequencies, Channel Guard values, and
Channel 0 values that will be common to all
radios.
2. ADVANCE THE DISPLAY to show the ID
number of the master (for example 100).
3. PRESS [CLR]; press 1, 2, and 5. The ID
number 125 is now only in temporary
memory.
4. PRESS [*], connect the cloning cable to the
clone radio, and download by pressing
[FCN]. ID number 125 is now stored in the
permanent memory of the clone.
5. AFTER DOWNLOADING, PRESS [CLR] on
the Master radio. Disconnect the clone. The
master radio display will show that 125 is
still being held in the temporary memory of
the master.
6. PRESS [PRI]. This will increment the ID
number one digit to 126.
NOTE: Any new number can be entered at
this point by pressing [CLR] and using
the keypad to enter the new number.
7. PRESS [*]. Connect the cloning cable to the
next clone and download by pressing
[FCN].
Any number of radios can be coded with
different or sequential ID numbers using this
technique. The ID number in the permanent
memory of the master will remain unchanged
at 100.
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RF EXPOSURE COMPLIANCE AND CONTROL GUIDELINES
AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the
occupational/controlled environment exposure limits always adhere to the
following procedures.
Guidelines:
•
Do not remove the RF Exposure Label from the device.
•
User awareness instructions must accompany device when
transferred to other users.
•
Do not use this device if the operational requirements described
herein are not met.
Operating Instructions:
•
Transmit no more than the rated duty factor of 50% of the time. To
transmit (talk), push the Push-To-Talk (PTT) button. To receive
calls, release the PTT button. Transmitting 50% of the time, or less,
is important because this radio generates measurable RF energy
exposure only when transmitting (in terms of measuring for
standards compliance).
•
Hold the radio in a vertical position in front of face with the
microphone (and the other parts of the radio, including the antenna)
at least one inch (2.5 cm) away from the nose. Keeping the radio at
the proper distance is important because RF exposures decrease with
distance from the antenna. Antenna should be kept away from eyes.
•
When worn on the body, always place the radio in a BK Radio
approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness for this product.
Using approved body-worn accessories is important because the use
of BK Radio or other manufacturer’s non-approved accessories may
result in exposure levels which exceed the FCC’s
occupational/controlled environment RF exposure limits.
•
If you are not using a body-worn accessory and are not using the
radio in the intended use position in front of the face, then ensure the
antenna and the radio are kept at least one inch (2.5 cm) from the
body when transmitting. Keeping the radio at the proper distance is
important because RF exposures decrease with increasing distance
from the antenna.
•
Use only BK Radio approved supplied or replacement antennas,
batteries, and accessories. Use of non-BK Radio approved antennas,
batteries, and accessories may exceed the FCC RF exposure
guidelines.
•
For a list of BK Radio approved accessories visit the following
website: http://www.relm.com.
CONTACT INFORMATION
For additional information on exposure requirements or other information,
visit website http://www.relm.com.
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RADIO CONTROLS
PRG
TRANSMIT
INDICATOR
BK RADIO
ON/OFF
VOLUME
CG- SQ
TX
HI/LO
DIGITAL
TRANSMIT
POWER
DPHRADIO
RADIOWITH
WITH
DPH
KEYPAD/DISPLAY
KEYBOARD/DISPLAY
COVERED
COVERED
OR
(REDUCED
VIEW)
NOT INSTALLED
(REDUCED VIEW)
A
B
PROG
SQUELCH
SQUELCH
CHANNEL
GUARD
CODE GUARD
ANTENNA
C
SCAN
OFF-VOL
9
7 8 10
11
6
5
12
4
13
3
14
2 1 16 15
CHANNEL
SELECT
PRIORITY
INDICATOR BUSY CHANNEL
LOW BATTERY
PRIORITY
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
9. PRESS THE [*] KEY on the master radio
keypad. The display will flash PROG
signifying that the radio is ready to
download its program to the clone.
10. PRESS THE [FCN] KEY on the master radio
keypad. The program in the master will
then be downloaded to the clone.
11. IF THE DOWNLOAD WAS SUCCESSFUL,
the display on the master will resume
flashing PROG.
•
To clone another channel group, turn
off both radios and go back to Step 3
on the previous page, changing the
channel group as required.
•
If cloning is finished, turn off the
clone and disconnect the cloning
cable. Normal radio operation will
occur when you turn on the clone.
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ANTENNA
SPEAKER
ACCESSORY
MOUNT
MICROPHONE
PRG
SCN
ID CGCG
TX TX
RX RX
PRG
SCNID
EARPHONE
G
RG
R
PP
PTT
(PUSH TO TALK)
.
.
.
LCD DISPLAY
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
FAIL
KEYBOARD
PRG TX RX SCN ID CG
G
R
P
.
.
PRG
.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
12. IF
THE
DOWNLOAD
SUCCESSFUL, the master
WAS
NOT
will display
FAIL and multiple beeps will follow.
Failure of downloading can be due to:
•
Improper connection
•
Failure to turn on the clone
•
Setting the clone in Programming
Mode
•
Group ‘locked’ by PC Programming
NOTE: To stop the FAIL Mode, press
[CLR], turn off both radios, and try
again, starting with Step 1 on the
previous page.
ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
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CLONING PROCEDURE
BASIC OPERATION
Any “master” radio (a DPH with the desired radio frequencies and
settings) is capable of transferring its program to another DPH or
“slave” radio. The radio receiving the program is also referred to as the
“clone.” The LAA0700 cloning cable will be required in the following
procedure. Contact your BK Radio dealer for information on cloning
between DPH radios and other BK Radio products.
RECEIVE
1. TURN POWER ON by turning the Volume
knob clockwise. A beep sounds, indicating
the radio is operational. The LCD display, if
installed, shows the current channel.
2. SELECT A CHANNEL by turning the 16position Channel Selector knob.
3. ADJUST SQUELCH AND VOLUME by turning
the Squelch knob clockwise until you hear
noise. Set the volume to a comfortable level.
Then
turn
the
Squelch
knob
counterclockwise until the noise stops. This
is called the Threshold Squelch setting.
Turning
the
Squelch
knob
fully
counterclockwise past the detent places the
receiver in Channel Guard Mode. A message
will be heard only when the proper Channel
Guard value is received.
TRANSMIT
1. PRESS THE PTT (Push-To-Talk) switch.
When the transmitter is on, the red Transmit
Indicator glows and TX appears in the
display.
2. TALK IN A NORMAL VOICE with the
microphone 1–2 inches from your mouth.
3. RELEASE THE PTT switch to stop
transmitting.
If the Transmit Indicator does not glow when
you press the PTT switch, the battery pack may
need to be charged. If so, the display will
indicate LOBATT,and the yellow Low-Battery
Indicator will flash. If the Transmit Indicator
does not glow and a tone sounds, you are on a
receive-only channel or the channel is busy (if
Busy Channel lockout is enabled). Select an
authorized transmit channel.
If the length of your message exceeds the preset
Time-Out-Timer setting, the transmitter
automatically shuts off and a tone sounds. To
continue transmission, release the PTT switch,
and then press it again and continue talking.
Note: some groups may be “locked” by PC programming to prevent
them from being overwritten. Only “unlocked” groups will
accept incoming clones.
1. MAKE SURE the battery packs for both
radios are charged.
Master
2. ATTACH THE MASTER SWITCH END of
the cloning cable to the side connector of
the master radio.
Clone
NOTE: One plug of the cloning cable
has a push-button master switch.
This plug must be attached to
the master radio.
3. TURN ON THE MASTER RADIO.
4. SELECT THE GROUP to be cloned from the
master radio.
Master
Switch
5. PUT
THE
MASTER
RADIO
PROGRAMMING MODE by pressing
PRG
CH
0
PTT
IN
and
holding the master switch. Enter the
password of the selected group. The
display shows “PRG CH 0.”
Microphone
6. REVIEW THE VALUES programmed in the
radio. Any required changes must be made
now.
7. CONNECT THE OTHER PLUG of the cable
to the side connector of the radio you want
to clone.
8. TURN ON THE CLONE and set it to the
desired channel group.
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DISPLAY BACKLIGHTING
CHANNEL GUARD OPERATION
Channel Guard allows one radio or group of radios to be selectively
called within a system. On digital channels, if the channel’s Squelch
Mode is set to ‘Normal’, all signals with matching Network Access
Codes (NACs) will be received. If the Squelch Mode is set to
‘Selective’, the signal must have a matching NAC and Talk Group ID,
or a matching NAC and Unit-To-Unit ID to be received. If the radio
has been programmed with Channel Guard, use the following receive
and transmit instructions:
CHANNEL GUARD RECEIVE
1. TURN POWER ON by turning the Volume
knob clockwise.
2. SELECT A CHANNEL GUARD CHANNEL by
turning the Channel Selector knob.
3. ADJUST VOLUME by turning the Squelch
knob clockwise until a noise is heard. Set
the Volume to a comfortable level.
4. SET CHANNEL GUARD MODE by turning
the Squelch knob off (counterclockwise)
into the Channel Guard position. A message
will be heard only when the proper Channel
Guard value is received.
1. TURN THE SQUELCH KNOB on (clockwise)
and monitor the Channel Guard channel
before transmitting, or, if Busy Channel
operation is enabled, check the yellow LED.
NOTE: Do not transmit if the channel is
busy.
2. PRESS THE PTT switch. When the
transmitter is on, the red Transmit Indicator
glows and TX appears in the display.
3. IF MONITORING THE CHANNEL, reset the
squelch knob to the Channel Guard position
to receive only the messages with the proper
Channel Guard value. During extended
transmissions, the squelch can be left open
until the exchange has ended.
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CHANNEL LABELS
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
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You can program the radio with a label for each
of the 25 channel groups and a label for each of
the 16 channels within each group.
To display the channel number associated with a
channel label:
1. PRESS THE [#] KEY to display the group
number.
2. PRESS THE [#] KEY AGAIN to display the
channel number.
F I RE NET
3. PRESS AND HOLD THE [#] KEY to display
the channel label.
Channel Label
4. PRESS [ENT].
CH
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Channel Number
CHANNEL GUARD TRANSMIT
Busy Channel
Indicator
The DPH radios can be programmed by your
dealer to backlight the display when a signal is
received or when a key is pressed. The time
duration of the backlighting can also be
programmed.
Each label can include up to eight characters,
with decimal points available between
characters. Characters can include A–Z, 0–9, -,
*, $, /, +, %, \, |, _, <, >, h, or a blank space.
GROUP LABELS
The display can show group labels in addition
to group numbers.
To display a group label, turn scanning
functions off, then:
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
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1. PRESS THE [#] KEY on the keypad to
display the group number.
2. PRESS AND HOLD THE [#] KEY to display
the group label.
3. PRESS THE [ENT] KEY OR WAIT for about
5 seconds to revert to normal radio
operation.
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ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
MIXED MODE OPERATION
DPH radios have a slide-out keypad/display
cover. To remove or install the cover, turn off
the radio and remove the battery (see Battery
Installation and Removal, page 39).
The Alphanumeric Display can be programmed
to operate in 7-Segment Mode.
Analog
Operation
RX
CH
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TX
CH
12
Alphanumeric
PR
PRG
TX
RX
SCN
ID
CG
GRP
RX
ID
CH
Indication
-Priority Channel
-Programming Mode (includes PR)
-Transmit
-Receive
-Scan List Channel
-Flashing SCN indicates scanning
in progress and RX SCN indicates
receiving on a scanned channel.
-Digital reception/transmission –
‘It’s Digital’
-Programming Mode – Automatic
Numeric Identification (ANI)
-User Channel Guard Active
-Group Label
-Individual Call
-Flashing phone icon indicates
missed call.
Mode
Analog
Digital
Operation
Display annunciators indicate the following
information:
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TX
CH
Digital
Mixed
ID
12
RX
Receive qualified
analog signals only
Receive qualified
digital signals only
Automatically
receive qualified
analog or digital
signals
TX
Transmit analog
signals only
Transmit digital
signals only
Transmit analog or
digital signal,
depending on the
position of ‘TX
Digital’ soft switch.
Digital receptions and transmissions will be
indicated by illuminating the ‘ID’ annunciator
in addition to the ‘RX’ or ‘TX’ annunciator.
MIXED MODE TALKBACK
RX
CH
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The receiver and transmitter are capable of
operating in analog wide-band (25 kHz
channel spacing), analog narrow-band (12.5
kHz channel spacing) and APCO Project 25
Digital Mode.
Each channel’s Receive and Transmit Mode
can be set independently as follows:
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DPH Series portable radios are built with
alphanumeric displays that can be programmed
with the following features:
Press PTT
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If Mixed Mode Talkback is enabled,
transmissions initiated while hold time remains
will be in the same mode as the received
signal, if the signal was received on the Ready
to Transmit (RTX) channel. Depending on
programming, the RTX channel can be the
main channel, a held scan or priority channel if
Talkback Scan is enabled, or the Priority 1
channel if TX on PR1 is enabled. TX Mode on
the RTX channel must be set to MIXED.
While hold time after a reception remains,
transmissions will be in the same mode as the
received signal, regardless of the position of
the ‘TX Digital’ soft switch. As in Talkback
Scan, the RTX channel and receive
annunciators will be displayed for the duration
of the timer.
The talkback timer can be cleared by making
the held channel invalid. For instance, if a
scan channel is being held, turn scan off.
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When scanning or priority scanning Channel
Guard channels with the Squelch knob in the
Channel Guard position and activity has been
detected, the Busy Channel Indicator glows
for the time period necessary to determine if
the proper Channel Guard value has been
received. This will cause the Busy Channel
Indicator to flash at various rates.
CHANNEL GROUPS
6
5
4
3
9 10
11
12
13
14
2 1 16 15
7
8
Radios are separated into groups of 16
channels each. Each group of 16 channels can
be programmed to have an "individual
personality" with its own set of operational
features.
BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT
SELECT A GROUP/CHANNEL
GRP
01
Group Number
•
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
The Busy Channel Lockout feature applies
only to those channels programmed with a
receive Channel Guard value. When carrier
activity is detected on the channel selected, the
radio checks the receive Channel Guard value.
If the proper Channel Guard value is present,
the radio can transmit on that channel, even if
the Squelch knob is in the Channel Guard
position.
The Group/Channel Selector knob can be
programmed by your dealer as a Channel
Selector, a Group Selector, or a Custom
Group/Channel Selector.
CHANNEL SELECTOR. Knob positions 1–
16 select channels in the group selected by
the keypad.
1. PRESS THE [#] KEY on the keypad to
display the current group number.
BUSY
2. PRESS A NUMBER KEY for the new
group number. Only valid group
entries will be accepted.
When changing groups, invalid entries
will not be accepted, and the radio
remains in the previously selected
group.
3. PRESS THE [ENT] KEY or wait 5
seconds. The radio returns to normal
operation for the new group, and the
selected channel is displayed. All
selected scanning and priority
functions affect only the channels in
the group you are operating in.
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If the radio detects an incorrect value or
carrier activity only, the transmitter is
disabled. If an attempt is made to transmit, an
alert tone will be generated and the display
will show the word BUSY until the channel
becomes available or the PTT switch is
released, whether the Squelch knob is in or out
of the Channel Guard detent.
Channels not programmed with a receive
Channel Guard value can be used to transmit
regardless of carrier activity.
BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT OVERRIDE
This mode operates in the same manner as
Busy Channel Lockout except that the user
can override and transmit by turning the
Squelch knob off the Channel Guard detent.
The transmitter is locked out only if the
Squelch knob is set to the Channel Guard
detent.
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ANI ENCODING (Analog Mode Only)
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
ANI
encoding
(Automatic
Numeric
Identification), if enabled, transmits a sequence
of DTMF tones each time you press the PTT
switch. You will hear a sidetone. Your dealer
can program the ANI number to be sent.
If DTMF and ANI are both enabled, the ANI
tone sequence is transmitted only after the
[ENT] key is pressed while the PTT switch is
activated. You will hear a sidetone.
ƒ
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
1. PRESS [#] TWICE to select a channel.
2. PRESS A NUMBER KEY for the new
channel number.
3. PRESS THE [ENT] KEY or wait 5
seconds. The radio returns to normal
operation for the new channel, and the
selected channel is displayed.
TIME-OUT-TIMER
The transmit Time-Out-Timer limits the
duration of calls and guards against accidentally
locking on the transmitter and tying up the radio
system. Your dealer can program the duration of
the Time-Out-Timer (15–225 seconds, or
disabled).
•
BUSY CHANNEL
CUSTOM SELECTOR. Your dealer will
provide you with the pre-programmed
Group/Channel combinations for your
radio.
If a knob position is programmed to allow
selection of the group and/or channel with
the keypad:
If the radio has been programmed for Busy
Channel operation, it will operate in one of the
following three Modes:
1. PRESS [#].
•
Busy Channel Indication
•
Busy Channel Lockout
2. PRESS THE NUMBER OF THE GROUP
you want to change to.
•
Busy Channel Lockout Override
3. PRESS [#] AGAIN.
BUSY CHANNEL INDICATION
4. PRESS
THE
CHANNEL you
The yellow Busy Channel Indicator glows if
there is carrier activity on the selected
channel. If the selected channel is a Channel
Guard channel and the proper Channel Guard
value is not detected, the Busy Channel
Indicator remains on for the duration of the
carrier activity and no message is heard.
During Scan and Priority Scan operation, the
Busy Channel Indicator glows when activity is
detected on any channel on the Scan List.
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GROUP SELECTOR. Knob positions 1–16
select groups 1–16.
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NUMBER
OF
THE
want to change to.
5. PRESS THE [ENT] KEY or wait 5
seconds. The radio returns to normal
operation for the new channel, and the
selected channel is displayed.
If the group or channel is locked to a
switch position, pressing [#] will only
display the knob-selected value. New
entries will not be accepted.
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PROGRAMMABLE TOP SWITCHES/
FUNCTION MENU
OTHER OPERATIONAL FEATURES
The following functions can be assigned to the
three top switches or the keypad FCN key
menu:
Scan
TX
Digital
Priority
Scan
FUNCTION
FCN Key Menu Label
Low Power Select
LO POR
Channel Scan
ChN SCN
Priority Scan
PRI SCN
Repeater Talk Around
TRN DIR
Group Scan
GRP SCN
Transmit Digital
TX DIG
Your dealer can also assign more than one
function to the same top switch. For example,
both low-power select and RTA could be
enabled by the same switch.
NOTE: Assume for this Owner’s Manual that
Switch ‘A’ has been programmed for TX
Digital, Switch ‘B’ has been programmed for
Scan, and Switch ‘C’ has been programmed
for Priority Scan.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
The BK Radio D Series is based on a microprocessor core that allows
extra features and operational characteristics to be programmed into
the radio. Your dealer can help define the best operational settings for
your system and program them into the radio.
SCAN DELAY
Scan delay lets the radio receive a response to a
transmission before scanning the other channels
for activity. If you find that your scanner is
restarting before message replies are received,
you can ask your dealer to increase the scan
delay time (0–7.5 seconds).
This timer is also used to allow for Talkback
Scan, Mixed Mode Talkback, and Unit-To-Unit
Callback.
HI/LO POWER
Each channel in the radio can be individually
programmed to always transmit in Low-Power
Mode, regardless of the position of the radio's
top switch (or keypad [FCN] menu setting). If
the programming for the channel allows highpower transmissions, the power level can be
selected with a top switch or the keypad menu.
DTMF ENCODING (Analog Mode Only)
To access functions on the keypad FCN key:
Keypad-equipped radios can be programmed to
enable DTMF (Dual Tone Multiple Frequency)
encoding. To send DTMF tones (similar to the
tones used by a standard push-button telephone):
1. PRESS THE [FCN] KEY to display the
function menu.
2. REPEATEDLY PRESS [FCN] to step
through the menu.
3. PRESS [PRI] TO TOGGLE the function
on/off when the desired menu item is
displayed.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
When the display flashes, the function is
enabled.
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1. PRESS AND HOLD the PTT switch.
2. PRESS ANY OF THE KEYS on the keypad.
You will hear a sidetone.
The FCN, PRI, ENT, and CLR keys respond as
DTMF tones A, B, C, and D, respectively.
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KEYPAD LOCK
USER SELECTED CHANNEL GUARD
To lock/unlock the keypad, press and hold the
[FCN] key.
When the radio is being programmed with transmit and receive
frequencies for each channel, a receive Channel Guard value and a
transmit Channel Guard value can also be assigned to each channel. If
User Channel Guard Selection is enabled, the Channel Guard values
for any channel can be copied to another channel in the radio. In
Digital Mode, the channel’s Network Access Code (NAC), Talk Group
ID (TGID), and Mode (Digital, Analog, or Mixed) will be copied.
LOCKOUT EXCEPTIONS:
1. If enabled, a long [PRI] key press will
activate Emergency Mode even when the
keypad is locked.
2. PTT unlocks the keypad during transmit
for DTMF key presses.
For example, to use the Channel Guard values of
Channel 9 with the frequencies of Channel 5:
3. The keypad will be automatically
unlocked when Unit-To-Unit Mode is
entered by pressing PTT to respond to a
Unit-To-Unit call, when Unit-To-Unit
callback is enabled. The keypad will be
re-locked when Unit-To-Unit Mode is
exited.
1. SLIDE SWITCHES B AND C DOWN.
CG
LABEL
9
Copy Channel Guard
Values from Channel 9
CG
LABEL
5
Use Channel 9
Channel Guard Values
for Channel 5
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
2. TURN THE CHANNEL SELECTOR KNOB to
Channel 5.
3. PRESS THE [9] KEY on the keypad. The
display shows CG.
The radio will now operate on the
frequencies of Channel 5 with Channel 9
Channel Guard values. The display shows
the Channel Guard channel (9), and then the
selected channel (5).
4. PRESS THE [#] KEY to display the Channel
Guard channel briefly. The display shows
the group number, followed by the Channel
Guard channel, and then the selected
channel.
5. PRESS THE [0] KEY to reset all values to the
original programming, or press different
number keys (1–16) to select a different set
of Channel Guard values.
NOTE: During Scan or Priority Scan, the
receiver does not use the user-selected
Channel Guard values. However, userselected Channel Guard values are used
by the transmitter in Scan Mode.
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SCAN OPERATION
1. SLIDE SWITCH B (SCAN) UP.
2. SLIDE SWITCH C (PRIORITY) DOWN.
SCN
LABEL
ch
3
The display indicates scan operation by
flashing SCN or two flashing dashes at the
right side of the display if Numeric Display
Mode is selected.
Scan operates only while the radio is not
transmitting. The radio checks for signals on
channels in the preset Scan List, as well as the
channel selected by the Channel Selector
knob.
1--
When a signal is detected, scanning stops and
the message is received. The received channel
is shown in place of the transmit channel.
RX SCN
LABEL
3
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Once the signal ends, the radio continues to
monitor the channel for the preset scan delay
time before it resumes scanning.
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SCAN CHANNEL GUARD CHANNELS
EMERGENCY CALL
1. SLIDE SWITCH B (SCAN) UP.
2. TURN
THE
COMPLETELY
SQUELCH
KNOB
COUNTERCLOCKWISE,
past the detent, to the Channel Guard
position.
When a signal is detected, scanning stops
while the radio checks for the proper Channel
Guard value. If the signal contains the proper
Channel Guard value, the radio receives the
message. Otherwise, the radio resumes
scanning immediately.
Note: Emergency operation only applies to channels
programmed for Digital or Mixed Mode transmissions. If the
channel is programmed for Mixed Mode transmissions, the
‘TX Digital’ switch must be ON.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
NUISANCE CHANNEL DELETE
If your radio is programmed for Nuisance
Channel Delete and Channel Scan is assigned
to a top switch (Switch B, for example), a
Nuisance Channel can be temporarily removed
from the Scan List by sliding Switch B (scan)
down momentarily and then back up.
LABEL
TRANSMIT WITH SCAN ON
To place an emergency group call, press and
hold the emergency button until the radio
beeps and the display flashes. All scanning
and priority scanning functions will be
disabled. If the radio is in Unit-To-Unit
Mode, that mode will be exited and the radio
will be placed in Emergency Mode. Each
subsequent press of PTT will cause the radio
to transmit on the knob-selected channel with
the emergency bit set, indicating an
emergency condition. If the Channel Selector
is changed, the Emergency Mode will follow
to the newly selected channel. Cycle power to
return the radio to normal operation.
On channels programmed for analog
transmissions, and channels programmed for
Mixed Mode transmissions with the ‘TX
Digital” switch OFF, pressing PTT in
Emergency Mode will result in a normal
analog transmission.
When Switch B (scan) is up, the radio
transmits on the channel selected by the
Channel Selector knob unless Talkback Scan
is enabled or Priority Scan is enabled (see
Priority Scan operation).
1. SELECT A TRANSMIT CHANNEL by
turning the Channel Selector knob.
2. PRESS AND HOLD THE PTT SWITCH and
talk in a normal voice.
When the PTT switch is released, the radio
continues to monitor the selected channel for
the preset scan delay time before it resumes
scanning.
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PROGRAMMING A LABEL
TALKBACK SCAN
Press the [CLR] key. The display becomes
blank.
If your radio is programmed for Talkback
Scan, press PTT while a channel is active or
while scan delay time remains. You will be
responding on the transmit frequency of the
received channel.
Press number keys to enter 0-9 in positions 17. The digits start in position 7, then move left.
1. Press the [#] key to toggle a decimal on or
off to the right of the character in position
7. The decimal moves left with the
number in position 7 as new numbers are
entered.
2. Use the following steps to enter a number
in position 8 or characters in positions 1-8:
Talkback Scan will not work if Priority Scan
is also on and your radio is programmed to
always transmit on the Priority 1 channel.
CHANGE THE SCAN LIST
If the radio has not been programmed for Scan
List Lockout, the user may add or remove
channels from the Scan List. If user changes
are enabled, follow these steps to change the
Scan List:
a. Press the [PRI] key repeatedly to
cycle through characters 0-9, A-Z, -,
*, $, /, +, %, \, |, _, <, >, h, blank,
then back to the start again.
If you pass the desired character, press
the [PRI] key repeatedly until you
return to the start and reach that
character again.
1. SLIDE SWITCHES B (SCAN) AND C
(PRIORITY) DOWN.
SCN
LABEL 12
2. SELECT A CHANNEL to be added or
removed from the Scan List by turning the
Channel Selector knob. If the channel is
already on the Scan List, SCN appears in
the display.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
3. PRESS THE [ENT] KEY to add a channel to
the Scan List. A short beep sounds and
SCN appears in the display.
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
b. Press the [FCN] key to shift the
display left by one position, leaving
position 8 blank.
c. Press the [PRI] key repeatedly to
enter the next character, or press the
[FCN] key a second time to enter a
blank space.
d. To abandon changes, press the [CLR]
key, restoring the original label.
e. Press the [ENT] key to store changes.
GROUP SCAN
Channels on each “Channel Scan List” and
groups on the “Group Scan List” are scanned
sequentially. The selected group is always
scanned when Group Scan is enabled, even if
that group is not on the Group Scan List.
PROGRAMMING A NUMERIC ID
PRG
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ID
Press [ENT] to display the numeric ID. Press
[CLR], then enter the new ID (up to 7 digits).
Press [ENT] to store the new ID. Select a
new ID to be programmed, or press and hold
[ENT] to exit Programming Mode (the PRG
annunciator will be extinguished).
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4. PRESS THE [CLR] KEY to remove a
channel from the Scan List. A short beep
sounds and SCN disappears from the
display.
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When Group Scan is enabled, the following
features are disabled:
•
Priority Scan
•
Dual Priority Scan
•
User-Selected Channel Guard
1
2
3
FCN
•
Nuisance Channel Delete
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
PRIORITY SCAN
Priority Scan enables the radio to receive on
any channel while monitoring for a message
on the designated priority channel(s). The
radio samples each priority channel at a preset
rate (.25-2.0 seconds) regardless of activity on
any other channel. Priority Scan operates only
while the radio is not transmitting and can be
used in combination with scan operation.
PR
SCN
LABEL
3
UNIT-TO-UNIT CALLBACK
When Switch C (Priority) is up, the display
flashes SCN. If a message is received on a
priority channel, the Priority Indicator lights,
and the radio receiver locks onto that channel
for the duration of the transmission, unless a
higher priority channel interrupts.
To exit Unit-To-Unit Mode, press and hold
the [*] key.
The callback timer can be cleared by making
the held channel invalid. For instance, if a
scan channel is being held, turn scan off.
PROGRAMMING UNIT-TO-UNIT CALL LIST
Press [*] to bring up the last active ID. If the
last active ID was a Call List ID, the ID’s label
will be displayed along with the phone icon.
Otherwise, the ID number will be displayed
along with the phone and ID icon.
Priority Scan can be used in combination with
Channel Guard with:
•
•
Switch C (Priority) up
The Squelch knob in the Channel Guard
position (fully counterclockwise detent
position) and
• The Priority Channel(s) programmed with
Channel Guard
If a message is received on a priority channel,
the radio receiver locks on to the priority
channel and checks to see if the proper
Channel Guard value is present. If the signal
contains the proper Channel Guard value, the
radio receives the message. Otherwise, the
radio will re-check the channel every 4
seconds, until the activity on the channel
ceases.
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If Unit-To-Unit callback is enabled, and a
Unit-To-Unit call is received on the Ready-toTransmit (RTX) channel, the user may press
PTT before the hold time expires, causing the
radio to enter Unit-To-Unit Mode and transmit
using the received ID as the destination ID. If
the callback timer expires before PTT is
pressed, the radio will return to normal
Operating Mode, but the phone icon will flash
until the [*] key is pressed, bringing up the last
active ID.
PRG
LABEL
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Press a number key (0 – 9) to go directly to the
desired Call List ID, or press [PRI] repeatedly
to cycle to the label of the ID to be reprogrammed. Press and hold the [FCN] key
to enter ID Programming Mode (PRG icon
will be illuminated).
As in keypad
Programming Mode, normal radio function
will be disabled until ID Programming Mode
is exited.
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INITIATING A UNIT-TO-UNIT CALL
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
LABEL
Last Active Was Unit
On Call List
ID
145
Last Active Was Unit
Not On Call List
ID
<
Prompt For
Manual ID Entry
DUAL PRIORITY SCAN
To initiate a Unit-To-Unit call, press the [*]
key to enter Unit-To-Unit Mode. The label of
the last active (called or received) ID will
appear on the display.
If the last active ID was a Call List ID, its
label will be displayed along with the phone
icon, otherwise the numeric ID will be
displayed along with the phone and ID icon.
If a label is displayed, press and hold [#] to
view the corresponding numeric ID.
LABEL
Incoming Call From Unit
On Call List
RX
ID
145
Incoming Call From Unit
Not On Call List
CH
5
Missed Call
26
Either priority channel can be programmed as
a fixed channel, tied to the Channel Selector
knob, or programmed OFF. If the radio is
programmed to transmit on the first priority
channel, transmissions will occur on PR1
when operating in Dual Priority Scan Mode.
To place a call to the displayed unit, press
PTT. To choose another unit, use the keypad
to enter the desired call list entry (0 - 9), or
press [PRI] repeatedly to cycle through all call
list entries, or press [#] to manually key in a
new ID (up to 7 digits). To re-select the ‘last
active’ ID, press the [*] key. Once the new
unit ID is selected or entered, press PTT to
place the call.
If PR1 is a fixed channel, and the [PRI] key is
not locked out, the user can move the channel
selector to a new channel and press the [PRI]
key to choose a new PR1 channel.
To exit Unit-To-Unit Mode, press and hold
the [*] key.
RECEIVING A UNIT-TO-UNIT CALL
RX
In each group, up to two of the 16 channels
can be designated as priority channels. These
two, PR1 and PR2, are periodically tested for
activity, even if a different transmission is
being listened to. Activity on PR2 preempts
activity on any of the non-priority channels.
Receptions on PR1 have priority over any
other channel in the group, including PR2.
When a Unit-To-Unit call is received while
the radio is in normal operating mode, the
radio will beep twice. The display will show
the ID of the calling unit. If the ID matches
one of the Call List IDs, the associated label
will be displayed along with the RX and
phone icons. Otherwise the numeric ID will
be displayed along with the RX, phone, and
ID icons. The calling unit’s ID will be
displayed for the duration of the reception, and
once the signal goes away, for a programmed
hold time. When the hold time expires, the
display will return to the normal operating
mode display, but the phone icon will flash
until the [*] key is pressed, putting the radio in
Unit-To-Unit Mode, displaying the last active
ID.
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Dual Priority Scan is automatically disabled
when Group Scan is on.
OLD-STYLE BK PRIORITY SCAN
The radio can be programmed with one of
three Priority Modes: A, B, or C. The table
below shows how the priority channels and the
transmit channels are selected in each mode.
Mode A
Mode B
Mode C
Priority Channel
Channel Knob
Preset
Preset
Transmit Channel
Channel Knob
Channel Knob
Priority Channel
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WHICH MODE IS INSTALLED?
RX
If the radio has a display and keypad, follow
these steps to determine which Priority Mode
is programmed:
CH
ID
Incoming
Group Call
5
1. SLIDE SWITCHES B (SCAN) AND C
(PRIORITY) DOWN.
2. TURN THE CHANNEL SELECTOR KNOB,
stopping at each channel to view the LCD
display.
Does PR appear in
the display?
RX
CH
5
Incoming
Analog Call
Yes
Turn channel knob to
different channel.
Slide Switch C up
Does display show
knob-selected
channel?
No
Does display
change to priority
channel?
Yes
Yes
Priority Mode B
If Unit-To-Unit Mode is entered when the
RTX channel is programmed for analog-only
transmissions, pressing PTT will cause the
radio to beep until PTT is released. The user
must select a channel capable of digital
transmissions before placing a Unit-To-Unit
call. If the RTX channel is programmed for
Mixed Mode transmit, transmissions will be
made as digital Unit-To-Unit calls while the
radio is in Unit-To-Unit Mode.
Priority Mode C
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To speak to the interrupting caller, press [*] to
make the last active ID the new default
transmit ID. When a group call (or, if
allowed, an analog signal) is received, the
radio will display the RTX channel’s label for
the duration of the reception.
If the RTX channel’s Digital Squelch Mode is
set to ‘normal’, the radio performs as when the
Squelch Mode is ‘selective’, except all
individual calls will be received when the
incoming NAC matches the channel’s
programmed receive NAC, not just individual
calls addressed to the unit. Individual calls not
addressed to the unit will be indistinguishable
from group calls. Only the channel label will
be displayed, not the ID of the calling unit.
No
Priority Mode A
If the calling unit is not the same unit
displayed before the call was received, the
calling unit’s ID will be displayed for the
duration of the reception. The previously
displayed ID will remain the default transmit
ID, but the interrupting ID will be captured as
‘last active’.
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Priority Mode A With Scan
UNIT-TO-UNIT CALL
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
ID
785
Radio Unit ID
P25 Unit IDs allow for Unit-To-Unit calls
when the radio is operating in Digital Mode.
To view the radio’s ID, press and hold the [*]
key while not in Unit-To-Unit Mode. (UnitTo-Unit Mode is indicated by a phone icon in
the upper right corner of the display).
Channels programmed for analog only
operation will not be able to transmit or
receive Unit-To-Unit calls.
UNIT-TO-UNIT MODE
When the radio is in Unit-To-Unit Mode, all
scanning functions will be disabled. The radio
will receive and transmit on the Ready-toTransmit (RTX) channel only. Depending on
programming, the RTX channel can be the
main channel, a held scan or priority channel
if Talkback Scan is enabled, or the Priority 1
channel if TX on PR1 is enabled. To alert the
user that the radio is in Unit-To-Unit Mode, a
beep will periodically sound until the unit is
returned to normal Operating Mode.
RX
LABEL
Incoming Call From
Unit on Call List
RX
ID
145
Incoming Call From Unit
Not on Call List
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In Priority Mode A, the priority channel is set
by the Channel Selector knob. Priority Mode
A is seldom used by itself because the radio
receives and transmits only on the knobselected channel.
PR
RX SCN
LABEL
PR
12
RX SCN
LABEL
3
If the priority channel becomes active during
this message, the Priority Indicator will light.
The radio changes to the priority channel and
holds for the duration of the message. The
display shows the priority channel.
To reply to a message on the priority channel,
press the PTT switch and the radio will
transmit on the priority channel. Once activity
ceases on the priority channel, the radio
returns to scan operation.
Priority Mode B
If the RTX channel’s Digital Squelch Mode is
set to ‘selective’, the radio will accept group
calls, correctly addressed Unit-To-Unit calls,
and if RX Mode is set to mixed, analog
signals.
With Switch C (priority) up and Switch B
(scan) down, the radio can receive on the
knob-selected channel while sampling the
priority channel. If the priority channel
becomes active, the Priority Indicator lights
up. The radio changes to the priority channel
and holds for the duration of the transmission.
When a correctly addressed Unit-To-Unit call
is received, the radio will beep twice. If the
calling unit’s ID matches one of the Call List
IDs, the associated label will be displayed
along with the RX and phone icon.
Otherwise, the numeric ID will be displayed
along with the RX, ID, and phone icon.
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When Switches B (scan) and C (priority) are
up, scanning occurs until an active scan
channel is found. The radio receives the
message while continuing to check the priority
channel. The display shows the scan channel.
To reply to a message on the priority channel,
turn the Channel Selector knob to the priority
channel, and then transmit.
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Priority Mode B with Scan
With Switches B (scan) and C (priority) up,
the radio scans until it locks on to an active
channel. The radio continues to sample the
priority channel while listening to the active
scan channel.
If activity occurs on the priority channel, the
radio overrides the active scan channel,
changes to the priority channel, and holds for
the duration of the transmission.
To reply to a message on the priority channel,
press the PTT switch. The radio transmits only
on the priority channel when Switch C
(priority) is up. Once activity has ceased on
the priority channel, the radio returns to scan
operation.
CHANGE THE PRIORITY 1 CHANNEL
The fixed Priority 1 channel can be
permanently set or can be changeable. If the
radio has a changeable priority channel, use
the following steps to make this change:
To reply to a message on the priority channel,
turn the Channel Selector knob to the priority
channel, and then transmit. Once activity has
ceased on the priority channel, the radio
returns to scan operation.
1. SLIDE SWITCHES B (SCAN) AND C
(PRIORITY) DOWN.
Priority Mode C
With Switch C (priority) up and Switch B
(scan) down, the radio samples the fixed
priority channel at the preset rate. If activity
occurs on the priority channel, the radio
changes to the priority channel and holds for
the duration of the transmission.
To reply to a message on the priority channel,
press the PTT switch. The radio transmits only
on the priority channel when Switch C
(priority) is up. Once activity has ceased on
the priority channel, the radio returns to the
receive channel on the Channel Selector knob.
Priority Mode C with Scan
2. TURN THE CHANNEL SELECTOR KNOB to
the channel you want to enter as the new
Priority 1 channel.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
PR
LABEL
3
With Switches B (scan) and C (priority) up,
the radio scans until it locks on to an active
channel. The radio continues to sample the
priority channel while listening to the active
channel. If activity occurs on the priority
channel, the radio overrides the active scan
channel, changes to the priority channel, and
holds for the duration of the transmission.
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3. PRESS THE [PRI] KEY. A short beep
sounds and PR appears in the display,
indicating that the displayed channel is
now the Priority 1 channel.
NOTE: If the radio is programmed for Dual
Priority operation, only the Priority
1 channel can be changed with the
[PRI] key.
NOTE: A channel can be the priority
channel even if it is on the Scan
List. Due to multiple sampling of
the same channel, however,
maximum performance occurs when
the priority channels are not on the
Scan List.
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