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GM950 User Guide
GM950
User Guide
Safety Information
Contents
Page:
Safety Information ................................................. 1
General Information.............................................. 2
Radio Controls and Indicators .............................. 2
Audio Signals........................................................ 3
Every radio, when transmitting, radiates energy into
the atmosphere which may, under certain
conditions, cause the generation of a spark. All
users of vehicles fitted with radios should be aware
of the following warning:
WARNING: Do not operate radio near
inflammable liquids or in the
vicinity of explosive devices.
Display Icons ......................................................... 3
Radio On/Off ......................................................... 4
Call Set Up ........................................................... 4
Channel Selection............................................ 4
Address Selection............................................ 4
Status Selection............................................... 5
Sending a Selective Call.................................. 5
Communication Procedures ................................. 5
Call Termination ............................................... 5
Receiving a Selective Call .................................... 6
Call in Absence .................................................... 6
DTMF..................................................................... 7
Option Button Functions ....................................... 7
Computer Software Copyright .............................. 9
During normal use, the radio will subject you to
radio energy substantially below the level where
any kind of harm is reported.
To ensure personal safety, please observe the
following simple rules:
■ DO NOT transmit when the antenna is very close
to, or touching, exposed parts of the body,
especially the face and eyes.
■ DO NOT hold the transmit (PTT) key in when not
actually desiring to transmit.
■ DO NOT allow children to play with any radio
equipment containing a transmitter.
■ DO NOT operate radio whilst driving. It should also
be noted that the use of a hand-held microphone
while driving could constitute an offence under
Road Traffic Regulations.
Contents/Safety Information
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General Information
General Information
Radio Controls and Indicators
Congratulations on choosing the GM950, an
excellent mobile radio. Motorola’s stringent quality
procedures guarantee the high standard of
Motorola products. Your radio has left our factory
only after extensive tests.
The numbers refer to the illustrations on the inside front
cover.
This user guide describes the way a standard radio
works. Since standard operation may be changed
by programming, the way your radio operates may
differ slightly from what is described here.
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If in doubt contact the person in charge of your
radio system or the Motorola dealer who supplied
the equipment.
WARNING: When installing or removing the
mobile radio from the vehicle,
the radio must be switched off.
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Radio ON/OFF.
Microphone connector.
Volume Up/Down Control.
Three LED Indicators:
Red, continuous:
Radio transmits
Red, flashing:
Channel busy
Yellow, continuous:
Monitor mode
Yellow, flashing:
Radio Called
Green, flashing:
Scanning on
Red, Green:
Error indication. Switch
(alternating)
radio off then on again.
Red, Yellow, Green:
If error indication
(alternating)
persists,return radio to
dealer.
Monitor Button.
Programmable Function Button.
LCD Display.
Up/Down Scroll Buttons.
Clear Button.
Select Button.
Numeric Keypad.
0 - 9, * and #
Call in Absence Button.
Programmable Option Buttons.
Microphone PTT (Push To Talk).
General Information/Radio Controls and Indicators
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Audio Signals
Display Icons
Audio Signals
High pitched tone
Medium pitched tone
The icons which appear on the display are:
Power Up - Radio self-test
OK
Power Up - Radio self-test
Fail
Button Error
Force Monitor
Keypad Acknowledge
Channel Busy Tone
Individual Call Alert
Individual Call Reminder
Group Call Alert
TOT Pre Alert
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Scan Enabled
Monitor Enabled
Repeater Talkaround/Call Forward Enabled
External Alarm Enabled
Multicall 1-Address Selection Mode
Multicall 2-Status Selection Mode
Channel Selection Mode
Coded/Clear - Scrambled speech on
when icon lit.*
DTMF Enabled
Call in Absence stack - flashing indicates a
call in stack.
Audio Volume Level - displayed as number
between 1 and 8.
Monitor Alert
* Requires additional hardware option module.
Scan Start
The GM950 is a highly flexible mobile radio and can
be configured in many ways to best match your
specific operational requirements. The following
information describes typical operation. Please
contact the person in charge of your radio system
or your local Motorola representative for further
information.
Priority Channel
Volume Select
H/W error - Button press
not accepted, tone
continues until valid
operation.
Audio Signals/Display Icons
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Call Set Up
Radio On/Off
Address Selection
To switch the radio on, press and release the ON/
OFF switch. The radio performs a self-test and a
high-pitched start-up tone will be heard.
When the self test is complete the radio will show
the General Display:
You can vary up to 7 digits to select the address of
another radio, using the keypad numeric buttons
(11) to select the desired digits.
When in General Display, pressing any numeric key
(0-9) displays the Edit Mode, the icon is shown
together with the separator symbol and the
pressed numeric digit.
Entry is complete when the expected number of
digits is entered. Hyphens are displayed at the
empty positions where digits are expected to be
entered. If you attempt to enter too many digits, an
error tone will sound. The # button may be used to
enter the group call digit.
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If the error tone sounds, please contact the person
in charge of your radio system or your local
Motorola dealer.
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To switch the radio off, press and hold the ON/OFF
switch for 2 seconds, then release.
Call Set Up
Channel Selection
You must be in General Display to select a channel.
Use the up/down scroll buttons (8) to display the
desired channel number next to the channel
icon . The channel may be used as soon as it is
displayed.
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If a wrong digit is entered, momentarily press the
Clear button (9) and enter the correct digit. On
completion, press the button or a programmed
call button to set up the call. (See below - Sending
a Selective Call).
Your radio may be programmed to exit the Edit
Mode automatically, or you may manually exit by
pressing the Clear button for longer than 2
seconds.
Radio On-Off/Channel Selection/Address Selection
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Communication Procedures
Status Selection S
Communication Procedures
If Function button (6) or one of the programmable
option buttons has been configured for Status
Selection, the status number may be changed and
a call set up in a similar way to that described
above for Address Selection. The edit status
display looks like this:
Take the microphone out of its holder. Press the
transmit (PTT) key (14) on the side of the
microphone while talking, release it while listening.
Speak in a normal tone of voice, keeping a distance
of 5-10 cm from the microphone. When transmitting
the red indicator (4) will light continuously. Your
radio may be configured for ‘Transmit Inhibit’ under
certain conditions (e.g. when the channel is in use
by other users) in which case, the channel busy
tone will sound when you press the PTT key to
indicate that transmission is inhibited.
If your radio is equipped with a transmit time out
timer (TOT), a warning tone will sound a few
seconds before the transmission is cut off. The
radio may be programmed to inhibit retransmission
within a preset time.
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Sending a Selective Call
When you have selected channel, address or status
as required you are ready to transmit. You should
only make a call when the channel is free (red
indicator (4) does not flash). If in doubt, press the
monitor button (5) to listen to the channel.
Depending on configuration of your radio, press
Base Call button (13a), or Variable Call button
(13b), or PTT (14) or
button, to set up the call.
The red indicator lights.
After sending out your call please wait until the
conversation is set up.
Call Termination
Hang up the microphone in its holder when your
conversation has ended.
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Communication Procedures
Receiving a Selective Call
When a call is received, the alert tone for individual call
or group call is heard, and the yellow indicator (4)
flashes, fast for individual call and slow for group call.
To view the calls in the stack, press the call in
absence button
(12). The call in absence
display will look like this:
The address of the incoming caller will be flashing on the
display if your radio is programmed with the Caller
Identity feature.
01 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Call Back:
Pressing the defined call button or PTT will automatically
‘call back’ to this number if your radio is programmed
with the Call Back feature.
Please contact the person in charge of your radio
system or your local Motorola representative for
further information.
Call in Absence
If a call is not answered within a preprogrammed
amount of time, the call will be stored by the radio.
Up to 10 calls can be stored in the stack. If the
same radio calls more than once the call is only
stored once. When 10 calls have been stored by
the radio, the eleventh call received overwrites the
first.
When a call has been stored by the radio, an alert
will sound, the call in absence icon
will flash
and will remain flashing until the stack is empty.
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where ‘01’ indicates the position in the stack and
‘1234567’ is the number of the calling party.
Use Up/Down buttons (8) to scroll through entries
in the stack. Select an entry by pressing the Select
button
(10). The display will change to the
general display and the entry is deleted from the
stack.
Pressing the defined call button will automatically ‘call
back’ to this number.
To exit the Call in Absence stack at any time, press
the Clear button (9) for longer than 2 seconds.
If the Scan function is programmed into your radio,
entry into the Call in Absence stack will stop scan.
After calling back an entry in the stack or exiting the
Call in Absence stack edit mode, you should restart scan.
Note: The calls in the stack are not deleted when the
Communication Procedures/Call in Absence
radio is turned off.
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Option Button Functions
DTMF
Option Button Functions
DTMF means Dual Tone Multi Frequency and is
used when the radio is required to operate in a
radio system with an interface to public or private
telephone systems (PSTN or PABX).
The following functions may be applicable to your
radio, activated by one of the function/option
buttons.
To enter the DTMF mode, press DTMF function
button (13e), the General Display will show the
DTMF icon
. Your radio may be programmed to
automatically send an access code which connects
you to the telephone system. You will hear the
access code, after which you will hear the dialling
tone. Dial the required number directly from the
keypad.
If your system does not have an automatic access
code, on entering the DTMF mode dial the required
number directly from the keypad.
When the number is completed a ringing or busy
tone is heard and the conversation is handled as
described in “Communication Procedure”.
To disconnect from the telephone system, either
press the DTMF button or manually dial a specified
disconnect number, depending on your system
configuration.
To exit the DTMF mode, press the Clear button for
longer than 2 seconds.
■ Call Buttons - When a Call button (Base Call /
Variable Call) is pressed, a specified sequence
of tones is transmitted to set up your call.
■ Repeater Talkaround
- This feature enables
the transmit frequency on a channel to be
switched to the same as the channel’s receive
frequency. This will allow a radio to
communicate directly with another without the
need to use a repeater.
■ Call Forward
- This feature allows you to
pass on calls automatically to another radio,
which may be your portable radio when you are
away from your vehicle.
■ Monitor
- One option button (usually 5) may be
programmed as Monitor. This feature allows the
user to switch between different receiver settings
programmed as Receive, Monitor 1 and Monitor 2.
■ Scan
- The scan feature will cause the radio
to search through predefined lists of channels
looking for a condition that will cause the radio to
unmute. While searching for unmute conditions,
the radio is in ‘active scan’ (green LED flashing
and Scan icon on ); having found the required
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Option Button Functions
conditions, the radio will ‘land’ on the channel
(green LED off, Scan icon stays on). When a
priority channel is included in the current scan
list, the scan icon changes from
to
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■ Nuisance Channel Delete - When in scan, if the
radio repeatedly ‘lands’ (stops) on a channel that
is currently of no interest, press this option
button when listening to the ‘nuisance channel’,
to temporarily remove the channel from the scan
list (until the radio is turned off then on again).
■ Backlight - This feature allows backlighting of
the buttons and display to be cycled between
low, medium and high settings.
■ External Alarm enable/disable
- Turns the
external alarm signal, generated by selective
call decode, on/off.
■ Memory Channel (display models only) - Up to
two option buttons may be programmed as
Memory Channels. To select the channel, press
the option button for a period of less than one
second. Optionally, pressing the button for longer
than one second selects the current channel as
that button’s memory channel.
■ Voice Scrambler - When the radio is fitted
with an optional speech scrambler module, two
further features may be programmed onto the
option buttons.
– Coded/Clear speech - the scrambler module
may be switched on and off to suit operational
requirements.
– Key Select - Allows selection of the key used
by the scrambler module.
■ Emergency Operation - May be set up in a
number of different ways The following
description is an example of one way.
In an emergency situation, press the
emergency button e.g. function button (6).
To avoid inadvertent activation of the
emergency function, the button has to be
pressed for a specified time. When the radio
enters emergency, it will commence a
preprogrammed cycle of alternating transmit
and receive periods.
The emergency procedure stops only when
either the radio receives a special call from
base, or reaches the maximum number of
transmit /receive cycles.
Note: This option may not be programmed in your
radio!
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Option Button Functions
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Computer Software Copyright
Computer Software Copyright
The products described in this manual may include copyrighted computer
programmes stored in semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the
United States of America and other countries preserve for Motorola Europe
and Motorola Inc. certain exclusive rights for copyrighted computer
programmes, including the right to copy or reproduce in any form the
copyrighted computer programme. Accordingly, any copyrighted computer
programmes contained in the products described in this manual may not be
copied or reproduced in any manner without the express written permission of
the holders of the rights. Furthermore, the purchase of these products shall
not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise,
any licence under the copyrights, patents, or patent applications of the holders
of the rights, except for the normal non-exclusive royalty free licence to use
that arises by operation of the law in the sale of the product.
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Notes
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