Aegis M-PA UHF Specifications

LBI-33056
Maintenance Manual
AEGISTM EDACS® M-PATM
UHF PORTABLE RADIO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rear Cover Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Cover Assembly (Later) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. LBI-38383
. LBI-38834
. LBI-39157
. LBI-33057
LBI-33056
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INTRODUCTION . . . .
Trunked Features . .
Conventional Features
General Features . . .
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DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cover Assembly . . . .
Front Cover Assembly . . . .
Antennas . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Packs . . . . . . . .
Universal Device Connector
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PROGRAMMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATOR MANUALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INTRINSICALLY SAFE USAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure 1 - System Model . . . . .
Figure 3 - Select Model . . . . . .
Figure 2 - Scan Model . . . . . . .
Figure 4 - Side View (All Models)
Figure 5 - Options And Accessories
Figure 6 - UDC Pin-Out . . . . . .
Table 1 - UHF Antennas . . . . . .
Table 2 - UDC Pin Functions . . .
Table 3 - Operator Manuals . . . .
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NOTICE!
This manual covers Ericsson and General Electric products manufactured and sold by Ericsson Inc.
NOTE
Repairs to this equipment should be made only by an authorized service technician or facility designated by the supplier.
Any repairs, alterations or substitution of recommended parts made by the user to this equipment not approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty.
NOTICE!
The software contained in this device is copyrighted by Ericsson Inc. Unpublished rights are reserved under the copyright
laws of the United States.
This manual is published by Ericsson Inc., without any warranty. Improvements and changes to this manual necessitated by typographical errors, inaccuracies of current information, or improvements to programs and/or equipment, may be made by Ericsson Inc., at any time and without notice. Such changes will be incorporated into new editions of this
manual. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, for any purpose,
without the express written permission of Ericsson Inc.
Copyright ©April 1995, Ericsson Inc.
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SPECIFICATIONS*
GENERAL
Frequency Range
485-505 MHz
Frequency Stability
2.5 ppm
Channel Spacing
12.5 kHz
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to +55°C
Maximum Relative Humidity
90% at 55°C
Battery Voltage
7.5 Vdc (nominal)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
less battery, knobs and antenna
with Extra High Cap. Battery
140 x 69 x 38 mm (5.52 x 2.72 x 1.50")
232 x 69 x 40 mm (9.15 x 2.72 x 1.58")
Weight
less battery
with Extra High Cap. Battery
585 grams (20.6 ounces)
952 grams (33.6 ounces)
TRANSMITTER
High/Low RF Power Output
3 Watts / 1 Watt (programmable on a per system or channel
basis)
Maximum Frequency Separation
20 MHz (no degradation)
FM Deviation
±2.5 kHz
FM Hum and Noise
-40dB (companion receiver)
Spurious and Harmonic Emissions
-65 dBc
Audio Response
+1 to -3dB (6 dB/octave pre-emphasis from 300 Hz to 3 kHz)
Audio Distortion
less than 3% (at 1000 Hz tone, 3 kHz deviation)
RECEIVER
Sensitivity (12 dB SINAD)
-116 dBm (0.35 mV)
Maximum Frequency Separation
20 MHz (no degradation)
Selectivity at 12.5 kHz
485 - 505 MHz
-60 dB
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SPECIFICATIONS* (Continued)
Critical Squelch
10 dB SINAD
Intermodulation
485 - 505 MHz
-70 dB
Spurious and Image Rejection
-75 dB
Audio Output
500 mW (24-ohm load impedance)
Audio Response
+2 to -8 dB (6 dB/octave de-emphasis from 300 Hz to 3 kHz)
Audio Distortion
less than 5% (at 500 mW)
AEGIS SYSTEM
Voice Modes
clear, digital and private (must be equipped with an
encrypt/decrypt option to operate in private mode)
Vocoding Method
adaptive multiband encoding (sub-band coding in Voice Guard
mode)
Outside Addressing
144 available
Digital Signalling
continuous in digital or private mode
Data Rate
9600 baud
Digital/Private Mode Performance
assured acquisition at 12 dB SINAD (SINAD measured in
clear mode)
Digital/Private Mode Range
equal to clear mode
Automatic Receive Operation
automatically switches to the correct mode based on the
presence of digital sync
CRYPTOGRAPHIC (OPTIONAL)
Encryption Technique
non-linear product/block transformation
Key Permutations
1.8 x 1019 (effectively 3.4 x 1038 with CUE codes)
Key Storage
EEPROM (permanent unless overwritten)
Key Storage Location
EEPROM located on Control Board
* These specifications are intended primarily for the use of the serviceman. See the appropriate Specifications Sheet for the
complete specifications.
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INTRODUCTION
The Aegis EDACS M-PA radio is a high quality microprocessor controlled synthesized portable two-way FM radio. The unit complements the Aegis EDACS trunked
system by providing a small, rugged, easy to operate and
easy to program portable radio for the UHF trunking environment. The radio also provides conventional communications in the UHF spectrum. M-PA operation is highlighted
by its programming versatility. This allows tailored operation of the portable radio to meet the needs of the radio system and the individual users. The Aegis EDACS M-PA
radio meets or exceeds all of the APCO 16 portable radio
equipment requirements for digitally trunked and conventional communications.
Aegis digital signals provide improved weak signal performance and impedance to unauthorized monitoring. Radios equipped with an encrypt/decrypt option offer very
secure communications when operating in private mode. MPA radios equipped with an encrypt/decrypt option can operate in three (3) different voice modes. The voice modes
are: clear (analog), Aegis digital and private. Systems programmed for private mode operation are programmed for
either Aegis encrypt/decrypt operation. A radio not equipped
with an encrypt/decrypt option can operate only in clear
(analog) mode and Aegis digital mode.
An Aegis EDACS M-PA radio’s voice mode is programmed on a per group or per channel basis. For example,
each trunked group can be programmed for either clear
mode or Aegis digital mode operation and the radio operates
in the programmed mode when the group is selected. If the
radio is equipped with an encrypt/decrypt option the voice
mode is also programmed on a per group/channel basis.
Three (3) different M-PA radio models are available: Select, Scan and System.
The M-PA Select model radio is the basic version that
can be programmed with up to sixteen (16) independent
trunked groups and/or conventional channels. This unit features an eight-digit alphanumeric liquid crystal display
(LCD) and a 16-position knob for group/channel selection.
The display is backlit for nighttime and low-level ambient
light operation.
Scan and System model radios have an LCD similar to
the Select model radio. A keypad is added to these radios (4button on Scan model, 16-button on System model) to provide additional features not available on the Select model
radio. These radios can be programmed with up to fifty (50)
systems with sixteen (16) groups in each, or sixteen (16)
systems with fifty (50) groups in each. In addition, up to
forty-eight (48) conventional channels and ninety-nine (99)
special calls can be programmed. Special calls include individual and telephone interconnect calls. A System model radio also allows storage of ten (10) operator-entered
telephone numbers and ten (10) radio ID numbers. These
numbers can be recalled at will and initiated. Manually dialled telephone interconnect calls and conventional mode
DTMF dialing is also provided by the System model’s 16button keypad. Both the Scan and System model radios provide scan capability.
TRUNKED FEATURES
• Programmable Multiple System Capability - The
radio can operate on different trunked sites or on
different systems on the same site. Scan and System
model radios can be programmed with a maximum of
fifty (50) systems with a maximum of sixteen (16)
groups in each system. A Select model radio can be
programmed with a maximum of sixteen (16) systems
with one group in each.
• Programmable Multiple Group Capability - The
radio can communicate with many groups within a
system. Scan and System model radios can be
programmed with a maximum of fifty (50) groups per
system. If the Control Knob is programmed for group
selection, up to sixteen (16) groups can be selected
and system selection (50 maximum) is accomplished
with the STEP button on the keypad. If the Control
Knob is programmed for system selection, up to
sixteen (16) systems can be selected and then up to
fifty (50) groups can be selected via the STEP button.
In a Select model radio, a maximum of sixteen (16)
groups (from one or more systems) can be programmed and selected with the Control Knob.
• Programmable Group Call Capability - The radio
can simultaneously call all units within a group.
• Special Call Mode - Scan and System model radios
can initiate special calls. These calls include
individual and telephone interconnect calls. Up to
ninety-nine (99) special calls can be programmed into
the radio. Special calls cannot be programmed into a
Select model radio; therefore, these radios cannot
initiate special calls.
• Remote Dynamic Regrouping Capability - The
dispatch center can regroup radios for multi-agency
communications.
• Remote Disable - If lost or stolen, the radio can be
remotely disabled by the System Manager.
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• Wide Area System Scan Capability - This feature,
for multi-site applications, allows the radio to
automatically roam from one system to another when
the current control channel is lost or on a priority scan
timer basis. In the event of a loss of the current
system’s control channel. The radio can be
programmed to automatically scan for control
channels of up to six other systems. If a new control
channel is found, the radio will switch to the new
system and sound an alert tone. Group selection may
change upon switching to the new system. The radio
can also be programmed for priority wide area system
scan. A priority system can be assigned to each
system programmed into the radio. Radios
programmed in this manner will scan for the priority
trunked system’s control channel once every one,
two, three or four minutes (programmable). This
priority scan timer is reset each time the PTT button
is pressed.
CONVENTIONAL FEATURES
• 48-Channel Capability - Scan and System models
radios can be programmed with up to forty-eight
conventional channels.
• Channel Busy Lockout - Personality information
includes transmit disable capability on a channel
where carrier activity is present. This feature is
selectable on an overall radio basis.
• Repeater Talkaround - Allows communication with
another portable or mobile radio when out of range of
the repeater.
GENERAL FEATURES
• Voice Modes - The radio provides clear voice
(analog), Aegis digital and private voice (optional)
operation.
• Rotary Control Knob - The 16-position topmounted Control Knob allows easy selection of
systems, groups or conventional channels according
to how the radio is programmed. A stop-plate may be
installed under the knob to limit the maximum
number of position to less than sixteen (16). It is
normally factory installed for fifteen (15) positions.
• Volume Control Knob - This rotatable control
provides quick and easy adjustments to the volume
level. Minimum volume levels can be programmed
into the unit. This feature prevents missed calls due to
a low volume setting.
• Backlit Liquid Crystal Display - The 8-digit
alphanumeric
LCD
provides
programmable
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customization and feedback to the operator of various
operating conditions. Status flags located above and
below the digits alert the operator to various radio
conditions such as no control channel, conventional
mode enabled, transmitter in operation and a low
battery condition. Scan and System model radios
have additional status flags for scan and special call
operation. LCD backlighting can be enabled or
disabled on a per group or channel basis.
• Keypad - A Scan model radio has a 4-button keypad
on its front panel that provides special call and scan
control. This keypad also provides private mode
enable/disable control on the encrypt/decrypt
optionally equipped Scan model radios. A System
model radio has a 16-button keypad. The top four
buttons are identical to the Scan model keypad,
providing special call, scan and private mode
enable/disable (optional) control. The lower twelve
(12) buttons form a numeric keypad that allows
enhanced special call control, manual dialing of
telephone inter-connect calls and control of various
other features of the System model radio. Select
model radios do not have a keypad.
• Scan Operation - Scan and System model radios can
scan the trunked groups programmed into the radio.
Groups which have been previously added to the scan
list (via the keypad) can be scanned. The Select
model radio does not support scan operation.
• Telephone Interconnect - When operating in trunked
mode, the special call mode (Scan and System models
only) allows operator selection and transmission of
telephone calls (numbers) programmed into the radio.
Telephone inter-connect is performed by the site. The
numeric keypad on a System model radio permits
manual dialing of telephone numbers. Conventional
mode DTMF operation is also supported by this
numeric keypad on the front panel. A Select model
radio cannot initiate telephone interconnect calls.
• Programmable via the Universal Device
Connector (UDC) - The entire operation of the radio
can be field customized by programming the unit
using an IBM PC or compatible computer. The
programmed personality is stored in non-volatile
memory within the radio.
• Simple Remote Control Capability - External
accessories can be connected to the UDC such as a
headset, a speaker-mic or a lanyard. Connection of
the speaker-mic allows the operator to remotely
control PTT operation and audio level of the external
speaker. An antenna jack is located on the UDC for
the connection of a remote mounted antenna such as
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when the radio is used in a vehicular charger or
repeater.
• Emergency Signalling Feature - Pressing a single
recessed button instantly sends an alert message on a
preprogrammed channel. The radio ID number is
transmitted and the unit is given top priority in the
system. Emergency signalling can also be enabled by
a lanyard connected to the UDC.
• Programmable Carrier Control Timer - A programmable transmit timer will automatically disable
the transmitter and provide an alerting tone after
time-out. This feature prevents radio damage and
unnecessary channel traffic in the event of a "stuck"
mic. The CCT is reset on every PTT.
• Programmable Transmit Power Level - Transmitter
power level is PC programmable into the radio (high
or low) on a per channel basis.
• Automatic Squelch - Squelch operation in trunked
mode is automatically controlled. In conventional
mode, squelch threshold can be programmed on a per
channel basis. Squelch circuits are designed so that
annoying squelch pops, which may occur at the end
of a received message, are minimized.
• Alert Tones - Alert tones prompt the operator of
various radio conditions such as channel access, CCT
time-out or a low battery.
• Power-Up Self-Test - At power-up the radio
automatically performs a diagnostic test on itself and
reports any found errors via the LCD.
DESCRIPTION
connection is also utilized for external antenna operation
when the radio is locked in the vehicular charger or repeater.
REAR COVER ASSEMBLY
The Rear Cover Assembly houses the RF Board in the
die-cast aluminum case. The complete assembly consists of
the UHF RF Board, aluminum case, top antenna jack, side
(UDC) antenna jack and various hardware.
The RF Boards circuitry includes the transmitter, receiver and the frequency synthesizer. This FM circuitry is
under complete control of the microprocessor circuits. Controlling data sent to this assembly from the Control Board
includes serial synthesizer data loading, transmitter/receiver
enabling and a transmitter power level signal. The RF Board
outputs the demodulated audio/data and a synthesizer lock
status line to the Control Board. During transmitter operation, the RF power appears at the top antenna jack (or the
UDC jack if the appropriate adapter plug is inserted). The
Rear Cover Assembly maintenance manual contains a detailed circuit analysis, mechanical, outline and schematic
diagrams for this assembly.
FRONT COVER ASSEMBLY
The Front Cover Assembly houses all of the operating
controls and the digital control circuitry for the radio. Board
assemblies used in this assembly include the Control and
LCD Boards and flex circuits include the Keypad, UDC and
Speaker Flex circuits. The speaker, microphone and Battery
Plate are also a part of this assembly. The complete assembly is housed in the die-cast aluminum front cover. Scan and
System model radios are equipped with a keypad on the
front panel.
Two major assemblies form an M-PA radio. The Front
Cover Assembly contains all of the microprocessor circuitry, audio circuitry and the operating controls. The Rear
Cover Assembly houses the RF circuitry which includes the
transmitter, receiver and the frequency synthesizer. The assemblies are electrically interconnected by two single-inline type connectors. When mated together, the assemblies
form a weather resistant die-cast aluminum case that protects the radio’s circuitry from harsh outside environments.
The Control Board located in the Front Cover Assembly
is the largest and most complex board in the Front Cover
Assembly. It contains all microcomputer and audio circuitry
which controls the radio. See the maintenance manuals specific to the Control Board or the Front Cover Assembly for
service information on the related assembly.
Power is provided by a battery pack that slides and locks
on to the bottom of the radio. The radio’s on/off switch is
located on the battery pack. Battery packs are available in
several different sizes and capacities.
Antennas are selected based on the operating frequency
range of the radio. Table 1 lists the available antennas which
mount in the antenna jack on the top of the radio. An external antenna can be mounted to the unit via the UDC. When
an antenna is connected to the UDC, the antenna on the top
of the radio is disabled.
The antenna screws on to the top of the unit. A side antenna connection is also provided at the UDC for an external antenna or for test purposes. This UDC antenna
ANTENNAS
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Figure 1 - System Model
Figure 2 - Scan Model
Figure 3 - Select Model
Figure 4 - Side View (All Models)
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Radios, Antennas, Batteries
136-151
146-162
157-174
378-440
378-440
440-470
470-494
492-514
440-514
806-870
806-870
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Carrying Accessories
HELICAL
HELICAL
HELICAL
WHIP
HELICAL
HELICAL
HELICAL
HELICAL
WHIP
WHIP
ELV FD
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
ANTENNA
PANC1B
PANC1C
PANC1D
PANC1L
PANC1U
PANC1F
PANC1G
PANC1V
PANC1N
PANC1K
PANC1H
BELT CLIP
PAHC1C
SWIVEL MOUNT
PAHC1D
Swivel Mount Plate
5203
CARRYING CASE
WITH BELT LOOP
PAHC1E
PAHC1F
WITH SWIVEL MT
PAHC1G
PAHC1H
SHOULDER
STRAP
PAHC1K
Audio Accessories
HEADSET/MIC
PAAB1A
EXTRA HIGH CAP. BATTERY
PAPA1F (INTRINSICALLY SAFE)
EXTRA HIGH CAP. BATTERY
PAPA1E
HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY
PAPA1G (INTRINSICALLY SAFE)
HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY
PAPA1H
EARPIECE
PAAC1A
INTERFACE CONNECTOR
(Provided with PAAB1A)
SPKR/MIC
PAAE1A
GE-STAR LANYARD
PAAC1B
Chargers
MULTI-CHARGER
H2A2L2A 120 VAC 14 HR
H2A2J1A 120 VAC 1 HR
H2A2M2A 240 VAC 14 HR
H2A2N1A 240 VAC 1 HR
UNIVERSAL MULTI-CHARGER
CH6RA1 120 VAC 1HR
CH6SA1 120 VAC 14HR
CH6RA2 230 VAC 1HR
CH6SA2 230 VAC 14HR
UNIVERSAL DESK CHARGER
CH1RA1 120 VAC 1 HR
CH1SA1 120 VAC 14 HR
CH1RA2 230 VAC 1 HR
CH1SA2 230 VAC 14 HR
COMPACT CHARGER
H2A5C2A - Vehicular Charger
H2A6L2A - Desk Charger
VEHICULAR CHARGER
H2V01 - Vehicular Charger
H2V02 - Vehicular Chgr/Rptr Control
Figure 5 - Options And Accessories
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BATTERY PACKS
The battery pack connects to the bottom of the unit and
delivers a nominal 7.5 Volts dc to the radio. A recessed
on/off switch for the radio is located on the battery pack. An
internal fuse located in the radio’s Battery Plate protects the
radio and battery from excessive current draw. The battery
packs are available in several different capacities and sizes.
Radio contacts located on the top of the pack include
switched power, ground, the speaker enabling contacts and a
continuous power contact. In addition, four contacts are located on the rear of the battery pack. These four contacts
provide connections to the slip-in type chargers or vehicular
chargers/repeaters while the battery pack is still connected
to the unit. The battery charging contacts are diode protected from external shorts.
The chargers utilize an internal thermistor in the battery
pack to sense temperature and automatically control charge
rate of the battery. This allows for a maximum charge rate
without overheating the battery pack. All battery packs can
be charged in less than 11/2 hours with the rapid type chargers. Nominal full charge time in a standard charger is 14
hours. The Service Section contains a detailed outline and
schematic diagram of a typical battery pack. Further service
information for the battery packs is also presented in the
Service Section.
The battery packs should be fully charged in an appropriate charger before they are placed into service. This applies to new battery packs received from the factory and to
battery packs that have been stored for long periods of time.
A fully charged battery pack should have an open-terminal
voltage greater than 7.5 Volts. A battery pack in need of a
charge will cause the low battery "BAT" status flag on the
radio to turn on. This flag will turn on when the battery
pack’s voltage drops below approximately 6.8 Volts. The
low battery alert tone will also be heard when the battery
pack needs charging.
UNIVERSAL DEVICE CONNECTOR
The UDC is located on the side of radio just above the
PTT and Monitor Buttons. Various equipment such as the
audio accessories can be connected to the radio via the
UDC. The programming equipment is also connected to it
when the personality is programmed into the radio. The
UDC furnishes an excellent first-check-point for initial
bench checks without the need to disassemble the radio. Table 2 lists all pins and their appropriate function. When the
radio is turned on it senses the resistance value between
UDC pins 9 and 1 and switches the appropriate circuits to
provide proper radio-to-accessory operation.
Chargers are available with nominal charge times of one
hour (rapid) and fourteen hours (standard). Combinations
include single (1) and multi (5 or 6) position, standard and
rapid charge units. In addition, the vehicular chargers/repeaters simultaneously charge the battery while the radio is
operating.
Table 1 - UHF Antennas
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USABLE FREQ.
RANGE (MHz)
OPTION
NUMBER
PART NUMBER
TYPE
COLOR
BANDS
378 - 440
PANC1L
19A149061P10
Whip
Brown
378 - 440
PANC1U
19B234804P10
Helical
Black
440 - 470
PANC1F
19B234804P12
Helical
Red
440-514
PANC1N
19A149061P12
Whip
Orange
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PROGRAMMING
The radios personality is programmed using an IBM PC
or compatible computer. A full-screen portable PC can be
used for field programming. The Programming Manual and
Software is TQ-3364. This package includes both 5-1/4
floppy and 3-1/2 inch disks. The programming software
uses a series of screens and windows to guide you through a
programming session. See TQ-3364 for further programming details. PC Programming Adapter TQ-3370 and Programming Cable TQ-3311 will also be required. These
items provide interface and connection between the PC and
the radio when the personality is transferred from the PC
into the radio.
Figure 6 - UDC Pin-Out
Table 2 - UDC Pin Functions
PIN
NAME
INPUT OR
OUTPUT
USE
1
GROUND
Case Ground
3
UDC RX AUDIO
Output
Test Point For Speaker Audio
4
SW BATT
Output
Switched Accessory Power
5
EXT PTT
Input
External Microphone PTT Input
6
TX DATA
Input
For Programming
7
RX DATA
Output
For Programming
8
SPARE
9
UDC VOLT
10
T/R
Output
Low = Transmit, High = Receive
11
UDC MUTE
Output
Low = Audio Muted
12
EXT MIC HI
Input
External Microphone Audio Input
13
EXT EMER
Input
Lanyard Connection
34
UDC DISCR
Output
Option/Accessory Sense Pin
Test Point For RX Audio
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OPERATOR MANUALS
Complete operating details for the Aegis EDACS M-PA
radios are included in the operator manuals listed in Table 3.
Table 3 - Operator Manuals
MODEL
MANUAL
SCAN
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SYSTEM
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the National Fire Protection Association, Battery march
Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
BATTERY PACKS
Only battery packs identified with a green latch shall be
used with a portable radio that is rated and labeled as Factory Mutual Intrinsically Safe. Use of nonspecified battery
packs voids Factory Mutual approval. The following battery
pack options are approved for use in intrinsically safe radios:
PAPA1F
Rechargeable Battery Pack, Extra High
(19A704860P6) Capacity (Tall Case)
PAPA1G
Rechargeable Battery Pack, High
(19A704850P6) Capacity (Short Case)
OPERATING TIPS
ACCESSORIES
Antenna location and condition is critical when using a
UHF radio. Operating the radio in low areas of terrain, under power lines or bridges, inside of a vehicle or in a metal
or steel framed building can severely reduce the range of the
unit. Mountains and buildings can also reduce the range of
the unit.
In areas where transmission or reception is poor, some
improvement may be obtained by insuring that the antenna
is vertical. Moving a few yards in another direction or moving to a higher elevation may also improve communication.
Vehicular operation can be aided with the use of an externally mounted antenna.
Battery condition is another critical factor in the trouble
free operation of a portable radio. Observe the procedures
listed in the Service Section to insure the battery packs do
not develop the "Memory Effect".
Always observe all of the Federal Communication Commission’s rules and regulations during any service or operating procedure.
INTRINSICALLY SAFE USAGE
Selected portable radios with appropriate factory installed F4 Options are certified as Intrinsically Safe by the
Factory Mutual Research Corporation. Intrinsically Safe approval includes Class I, II, III, Division 1 hazardous locations in the presence of Groups C, D, E, F and G
atmospheres. Non-Incendive approval includes Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations in the presence of Groups A, B,
C and D atmospheres.
Hazardous locations are defined in the National Electrical Code. Useful standards NFPA 437A and NFPA 437M for
the classifications of hazardous areas can be ordered from
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The accessories that follow are approved for use with intrinsically safe radios. Use of accessories other than those
listed voids Factory Mutual approval.
PAAB1A
Headset/Microphone
(19B801508P3)
PAAC1A
Earpiece Kit
(19B801508P2)
PAAC1B
GE-STAR Lanyard
(19B801508P8)
PAAE1A
Speaker/Microphone
(19B801508P1)
PAAE1B
Speaker/Microphone with GE-STAR
(19B801508P4) Lanyard
PAAE1C
Speaker/Microphone/Antenna
(19B801508P6)
PANC1F
Antenna, 440 - 470 MHz, Helical
(19B234804P12)
PANC1L
Antenna, 378 - 440 MHz, Whip
(19A149061P10)
PANC1N
Antenna, 440 - 512 MHz, Whip
(19A149061P12)
PAHC1C
Belt Clip
PAHC1D
Swivel Mount with Belt Loop
PAHC1E
Case, Leather, with Belt Loop (Short
Case)
PAHC1F
Case, Leather, with Belt Loop (Tall Case)
PAHC1G
Case, Leather, with Swivel Mount and
Belt Loop (Short Case)
PAHC1H
Case, Leather, with Swivel Mount and
Belt Loop (Tall Case)
PAHC1K
Shoulder Strap, Leather, with Mounting
Plate
PAHC1N
Holster, Plastic.
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MAINTENANCE
The Aegis EDACS M-PA radio is a very reliable unit
and will normally provide many years of trouble-free service. The recommended Preventive Maintenance procedures
that follow should be preformed when a technician comes in
contact with a unit. Component level troubleshooting information is contained in the manual associated with the particular assembly and in the Service Section.
Mechanical
Since portable radio units are subject to shock and vibration, check for loose plugs, knobs, screws, etc.
Transmitter Check
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Check transmit frequency and deviation. Normally these
checks are made when the unit is first put into operation.
They should be repeated after the first month of operation,
then annually.
Antenna
Receiver Check
The antenna and antenna contact should be kept clean
and free from dirt or corrosion. If the antenna contact should
become dirty or corroded, communication range could be
reduced.
Receiver sensitivity should be checked periodically as
an indication of overall receiver operation.
Battery Packs
If the unit requires an external cleaning use mild soap
and a damp cloth. Avoid abrasive cleaners or chemicals
which may damage the plastic or rubber surfaces on the
unit.
Insure the battery packs are properly maintained. Do not
over or under charge them on a regular basis. Verify the
contacts are clean and free of corrosion.
Cleaning
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Ericsson Inc.
Private Radio Systems
Mountain View Road
Lynchburg, Virginia
1-800-528-7711 (Outside USA, 804-528-7711)
Printed in U.S.A.