Audiovox 7015RC - GMRS - Radio Owner`s manual

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
Model : GMRS7015RC
Owner’s Manual
Customer Service
1-800-290-6650
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Released:
3-9-07
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
1. THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
2. THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED
OPERATION.
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CAUTION
SAFETY INFORMATION
Your wireless hand-held portable transceiver contains a low power
transmitter. When the PTT button is pushed (or the VOX mode is enabled)
it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. The device is authorized to operate
at a duty factor not to exceed 50%. In August 1996, the Federal
Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted RF exposure guidelines
with safety levels for hand-held wireless devices.
Important: To maintain compliance with the FCC’ s RF exposure guidelines
hold the transmitter at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your
face and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up
and away. If you wear the handset on your body while using the
headset accessory, use only the Audiovox supplied carry clip
for this product and ensure that the antenna is at least 1 inch
(2.5 centimeters) from your body when transmitting. Use only
the supplied antenna. Do not use your transceiver with a
damaged antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or
attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate
FCC regulations.
Performance:
Your transceiver will only achieve its maximum operating range when
communicating with other transceivers across open and flat areas or
between elevated points. Normally occurring environmental factors such
as buildings, trees, terrain and weather, or interference from other radio or
electrical equipment, may have adverse effects on the transceiver’s effective
range. These are not indicative of a fault condition.
Avoid placing the GMRS7015RC radio transceiver for prolonged periods of
time in direct sunlight or temperatures below -4°F (-20°C) or above
140°F (60°C).
Place the rubber cover on jacks when not in use.
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WARNINGS:
Battery Care
Never attempt to charge alkaline or dry cell batteries, as batteries may
burst causing personal injury and damage to the product. If rechargeable
batteries are used, such as Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), use only the
supplied Audiovox-approved rechargeable batteries. Use of the Audiovox
charger (also supplied) with other brands of batteries is not recommended,
as battery charging times will vary with different brands. Refer to the
Manufacturer’s instructions for charging other brands of batteries.
Battery Disposal
In general, if handled improperly, batteries pose a risk of fire or burns. Do
not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of
the batteries in fire or water. Dispose of the batteries in a environmentally
safe manner and recycle whenever possible.
FCC WARNING
Replacement or substitution of transistors, diodes or other parts of a unique
nature, with parts other than those recommended by the manufacturer,
may cause a violation of the technical regulations of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
GMRS LICENSE:
USE OF THIS RADIO WITHIN THE UNITED STATES REQUIRES AN FCC
GMRS LICENSE. AN INDIVIDUAL 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, WHO IS
NOT A REPRESENTATAIVE OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, IS ELIGIBLE
TO APPLY FOR A GMRS SYSTEM LICENSE. YOU WILL NEED TWO FORMS
FROM THE FCC: FCC FORM 159, AND FCC FORM 605 (MAIN FORM AND
SCHEDULE F). YOU CAN FIND THE FORMS ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.FCC.GOV/FORMPAGE.HTML, OR CALL 1-800-418-3676.
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Model GMRS7015RC (FCC License Required)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Battery Door
Monitor/Backlight Button
Detachable Carry Clip
Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
Antenna
External Speaker(SPK)/Microphone (MIC)/Charge (CHG)
Jack
7. Built-in Speaker
8. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
9. Built-in Microphone
10. Up Channel/Volume Button
11. Down Channel/Volume
Button
12. MODE/SCANNER Button
13. Power On-Off/Scan (S)
Button
14. VOX Button
15. White Flashlight LED
16. Flashlight Enable Button
17. Battery Charging Contacts
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Model GMRS7015RC DISPLAY
1. Beep Tone Indicator: Icon appears when beep button confirmation
tone is selected; icon disappears when tone is off.
2. Key Lock Indicator: Icon appears when the keypad is locked. This
function disables keys such as channel up/down, SCAN and MODE.
3. Monitor Indicator: Icon appears when the Monitor (M) button is
pressed and the channel monitor function is activated.
4. Signal Strength Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being
transmitted. The icon consists of five bars to indicate transmit signal
power level.
5. HI/LO Indicators: Power level indicator appears when the transmit
power is set to desired output power on the GMRS channels.
6. Large Segment Display: Indicates the channel number in use in
GMRS/FRS mode, or the frequency in SCANNER mode.
7. Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: This function
allows hands free conversation. The indicator appears when the
VOX mode is activated.
8. RogerBeep Tone On/Off Indicator: This icon appears when the
Roger Beep tone is on, and disappears when tone is not in use.
9. Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates the battery charge level.
10.Signal Receive Indicator: RX icon appears when a signal is being
received.
11. Scan Indicator: This function allows the user to scan a channel (and
tone code, if present) in GMRS/FRS mode, or to scan a frequency to
search for a valid signal in SCANNER mode.
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13.Small Segment Display: Displays the CTCSS tone option for each
main channel from 01-38.
12.Dual Watch Mode Indicator: Indicator appears when dual watch
mode is active.
14.Scanner Mode Indicator: Icon will appear steady when in the
scanner mode.
Equipment and Accessories Supplied
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Radio (2)
Owner’s Manual
Desktop Charger
AC Wall Adapter
Rechargeable (NiMH) Batteries (10)
Headphone (2)
Carrying Bag
Detachable Carry Clip
GMRS7015RC
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GMRS25AC
GMRS6BAT
GMRS70HD
GMRS70CB
GM7001BLT
Powering theTransceiver:
Your GMRS7015RC radio transceiver operates on five AAA Alkaline or
rechargeable batteries. Alkaline batteries will provide slightly better
performance than rechargeable batteries (supplied). Only Audiovox
approved rechargeable batteries should be recharged in the radio
transceiver using the charging accessories. This will ensure optimum
performance for the GMRS7015RC. Battery charging time is typically 6-7
hours for full charge, and 0.5-3 hours for fast charge (depending on existing
battery charge). (Refer to battery charging instructions later in this manual.)
Batteries may get warm during fast charge. Slow charging will automatically
occur after a quick charge of 75%, and may take up to 3-4 hours to achieve
an additional 20% charge. Batteries should not get warm during the slow
charge cycle. Use of the Audiovox charging equipment with other brands of
rechargeable batteries is not recommended as battery charging times will
vary. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for charging other brands of
batteries.
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Batteries
There are three methods of powering the GMRS7015RC:
1. Alkaline Batteries.
WARNING: Do not attempt to recharge Alkaline batteries.
2. Audiovox Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries - (Rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries and Charging Adapter included). Use only Audiovox
approved rechargeable batteries and charging equipment when
charging batteries internal to the unit.
NOTE: To extend battery life, avoid overcharging the batteries
3. Various Brands of Rechargeable Batteries - Use of the Audiovox
charger with other brands of rechargeable batteries is not
recommended, as battery charging times will vary with different
brands of batteries. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for
charging other brands of batteries.
Installing the batteries:
Battery installation is made more convenient when the carry clip is
removed. To do this, release the spring latch securing the clip to radio
and slide the clip downward and away from the radio body. Next, press
down with the thumb at the embossed arrow, slide the battery cover down
and lift off the battery cover. Insert five AAA batteries (alternate
positive ends (+) toward the right side of the transceiver (starting top-tobottom).
1. Using thumb, press down
on battery cover at arrow
and slide cover down to open.
2. Slide the cover down and then lift
cover at bottom to open.Remove
cover.
3. Insert five AAA batteries (positive (+) end
toward right side begining at top and
alternating positive terminals as shown).
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The following guidelines will improve performance and provide longer
operating times for the GMRS7015RC:
1. Do not mix old and new batteries.
2. The use of alkaline-type batteries is recommended to provide the
longest operating time.
3. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
batteries.
4. If the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries. Old or leaking batteries can cause damage to the unit
and will void the warranty.
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GMRS7015RC OPERATIONAL MODES
SCANNER BAND
MEMORY CHANNEL
SELECT
GMRS/FRS BAND
CHANNEL
SELECT
CTCSS
SELECT
NOTE: 1. To switch between GMRS/FRS
and SCANNER mode, press
and hold the MOSE/SCANNER
button for 2 seconds. Refer to
the appropriate section of this
manual for detailed operating
instructions for each mode.
2. To enter the VOX mode, press
and hold the VOX button for 1
second.
POWER
SELECT
(GMRS Channels
Only)
VOX LEVEL
SELECT
DUAL
WATCH
BUTTON
BEEP
ROGER
BEEP
CALL
SELECT
Controls:
LED Flashlight Button (16)
Press this button on the right side of the Transceiver to light the white LED
(15) on top of the unit, thereby activating the built-in flashlight function.
Power On-Off/SCAN Button (13)
Press and hold the power on/off button ( s ) for 2 seconds. You will hear
a dual beep to indicate the unit is on. Press the on/off button again for 2
seconds to turn the unit off. When the unit is on and the button is pressed momentarily, the scan mode is enabled or disabled; when enabled,
the scan icon (SCAN) appears on the display.
Adjusting the Volume (10, 11)
With the unit powered on, press the Up Channel/Volume button (
) to
increase volume and the Down Channel/Volume button (
) to decrease
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volume. The display will indicate the current volume level between 0 and 7
by the small number in the icon ( UoL 5 ).
Monitor/Keylock Button (2)
This button is used to check activity on the current frequency before
transmitting. Check activity by pressing the Monitor (M) Button longer
icon will apppear on the display and you will
than 2 seconds; the
hear static if frequency is clear. Do not transmit if you hear conversation.
Hold down the Monitor Button again longer than 2 seconds and the
icon will disapppear from the display.
The monitor function will temporarily bypass the squelch setting and play
all signals on a given channel. This feature is useful when communicating
with other parties at extreme range.
By pressing the monitor button momentarily, the keylock icon (
) will
appear to confirm that the MODE, SCAN and channel up/down button
functions have been disabled.
Push To Talk (PTT) Button (4)
Pressing and holding this button will allow you to speak to any transceiver
that is set to the same channel and privacy code setting as yours. Hold the
transceiver approximately 1 to 2 inches from your face as you speak into
the built in microphone (9). After you have finished speaking, release the
PTT Button to allow reception of incoming signals. It is not possible to
transmit and receive at the same time. The Transmit Signal Level indicator
(
) will display the relative strength of the transmitted signal. When
receiving an incoming signal, the RX icon will appear in the upper right
quadrant of the display. The PTT button can also be used as a two-way call
ringer. Pressing the button twice quickly will call another party on the same
channel.
Up Channel/Volume Button (10)
In the standby mode, pressing this button will increase the listening volume.
When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the unit’s
settings.
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Down Channel/Volume Button (11)
In the standby mode, pressing this button will decrease the listening
volume. When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the
unit’s settings.
Mode/SCANNER Button (12)
This button is used to select the various feature settings in the GMRS/FRS
or scanner modes. Holding the MODE/SCANNER button longer than 2
seconds will toggle between the GMRS/FRS and scanner modes.
External Microphone (MIC)/Speaker (SPK)/(CHG) Jack (6)
This jack accepts the supplied Audiovox Earbud/microphone connector, or
the Charging Adapter. For the equipment and accessories supplied with
the GMRS7015RC, refer to Page 7 and/or visit the Audiovox web site at
www.audiovox.com.
VOX Button (14)
Press and hold this button for more than 2 seconds to enable or disable
the VOX mode; the VOX icon will appear on the right side of the display
when enabled.
Operating Modes and Features
GMRS Operation:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the ( s ) button for about 2
seconds to turn on power.
- Press the MODE button so the Channel number flashes.
- Select the desired channel with the Up (10) and Down (11) Buttons.
When receiving a call, the RX icon appears to indicate the incoming signal.
- Press and hold the PTT button (4) to transmit, then speak into the
microphone clearly and slowly. The Transmit Signal Level indicator
(
) will display the relative strength of the transmitted signal.
- Release PTT Button (4) to receive.
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- Communication can only be accomplished when the channel and
CTCSS tone frequency of at least two parties are the same.
- The CTCSS small segment display will appear next to the main
frequency channel on the display if the CTCSS tone frequency
function is enabled.
Channel Selection
In order to communicate with other GMRS units, both transmitting and
receiving party must be on the same frequency. The GMRS7015RC has 22
channels (frequencies) indicated by the large digits on the LCD display
panel. Channels 1 through 7 are the shared GMRS/FRS channels.
Channels 8-14 are FRS only channels, while channels 15-22 are assigned GMRS only channels. If an FRS only channel (8-14) has been
selected, the HI or LO indicator will not be displayed on the LCD panel;
otherwise, for channels 1-7 (GMRS/FRS) and 15-22 (GMRS only), the
HI or LO indicator will be displayed. Communication with Audiovox FRS
and compatible units is possible on the shared and FRS only channels.
Before transmitting on the selected channel, press the Monitor (M) Button
(2) to check the activity on that channel. If there is activity on the selected
channel, change to another channel that is clear.
To change the channel:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE button (12) once
or until the channel number flashes.
- Press the Up Button (10) briefly to move to the next higher main
channel number.
- Press the Down Button (11) briefly to move to the next lower main
channel number.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
CTCSS Mode (Sub-Channel) Selection
The Coded Tone Controlled Squelch System (CTCSS) provides 38 Sub-Frequencies. This feature allows you to utilize the coded squelch tones (01–
38) within a main channel, and enables you to communicate with another
party on the same main channel using the same subcode. (This filters out
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unwanted transmissions without the same coded squelch tone). There
are 38 CTCSS sub-channels for each main channel. A different subcode
may be selected for each of the 22 channels.
To change the CTCSS sub-channel:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button twice; a
flashing oFF or sub-channel number is displayed. If oFF is displayed,
press the Up or Down button to enable the CTCSS mode.
- Then press the Up or Down button to select the desired sub-channel
for use (01-38).
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
The CTCSS mode can be turned off by selecting the oFF icon as the setting.
NOTE: To communicate with other GMRS/FRS units, they must be
switched to the same channel and CTCSS subcode. To communicate with other GMRS/FRS units that do not have subcodes,
switch your unit to the same channel with the subcode set to oFF.
The CTCSS subcodes do not prevent others from hearing your
transmission. This will only allow you to ignore all traffic on a
given channel not using the same subcode.
Transmit Power Selection Mode
This feature permits selection of the transmitting power level to high
or low. When operating on FRS only channels (8-15), no power selection is possible or is displayed. Using low power, the unit will have a
lower transmit range, but battery life will be increased.
To access the transmitter power selection function:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode (shared channels 1-7 or GMRS only
channel (15-22) selected), press the MODE Button three times until
the power HI or Lo indication appears with a flashing Po indication
on the display.
- Press the Up or Down button to toggle between the High and Low selections.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
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VOX Sensitivity Level Selection
This selection enables you to set the sensitivity level to compensate for
ambient noise in your immediate area. A VOX sensitivity of 3 is the most
sensitive, and should be used in a relatively quiet surrounding. A VOX
sensitivity of 1 is the least sensitive and should be used in a noisy surrounding.
To set the VOX sensitivity level:
- Press the MODE button 4 times (3 times for FRS) until the VOX icon
appears on the display accompanied by the flashing VOX icon and
the numeral 01, 02 or 03.
- Press the Up or Down button to select the 01-03 VOX level sensitivity.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm the VOX selection.
- The VOX icon will disappear from the display unless VOX mode is
enabled.
Dual Watch Mode
This feature allows you to monitor two channels at the same time. While in
dual watch mode, the unit will continuously monitor both the primary and
dual watch channel. Received signals will be played for 5 seconds, then
the unit will resume scanning the two channels. Pressing the PTT button
during a received transmission will set the unit to transmit on the same
channel. Pressing the PTT button when no signal is received will set the
unit to transmit on the primary channel.
To set the Dual Watch Mode:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE button 5 times (4
times for FRS); DW appears flashing on the display. If the dual watch
mode is off, the oFF icon will also appear flashing.
- To enable the dual watch mode, press the Up or Down button; the dual
watch channel number will flash and start to increase or decrease as
the Up or Down button is pressed.
- To select a subcode for the dual watch channel, press the MODE
button while the selected dual watch channel is flashing. Then use the
Up and Down buttons to select the desired CTCSS subcode. Press
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the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection of the dual
watch channel. The display will now alternate between the primary
channel and the dual watch channel just selected.
NOTE: Pressing the PTT button during dual watch mode will transmit on the primary channel and suspend dual watch operation for 5 seconds. Dual watch mode will then resume.
- Momentarily press the SCAN (s) button to exit the dual watch mode.
Key Tone
This feature allows the transceiver to sound a confirmation tone whenever
the following keys are pressed: Monitor (M) Button, Up/Down Buttons, MODE
Button or SCAN Button.
To turn the key tones on or off:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button 6 times (5
times for FRS) until the Bell (
) icon flashes, and on or oFF appears
on the display.
- Press the Up or Down Button to toggle the key tone feature On or Off.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
When the key tone feature is on, the Bell icon appears steady on the
display, and the beep tones sound in response to button activation.
Roger Beep Tone
The Roger Beep is a tone which is automatically transmitted whenever the
PTT button is released. This tone alerts the receiving party that the transmission has been terminated intentionally.
To enable and disable the Roger Beep tone:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button 7 times (6
times for FRS) until the flashing Roger Beep icon (
) and on or oFF
appears on the display.
- Press the Up or Down button to select the tone on or off as desired.
- When enabled, the tone icon (
) appears steady on the display.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
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Call Ringer Selection Mode
The transceiver provides 5 user-selectable call ringer melodies to alert
you to an incoming call.
To select your favorite call ringer melody:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button 8 times (7
times for FRS). CAL will appear on the display, together with a flashing
number between OFF and 05, and an appropriate call ring.
- Press the Up or Down Button to preview and hear the 5 available call
melodies.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
Channel Scan Operation
This feature allows you to monitor all channels automatically for valid
signals. While scanning, you can transmit and receive. When a signal is
received, the scan is interrupted and will return to scan mode 5 seconds
after reception is terminated.
NOTE: While the scan function is active, the MODE/SCANNER button
will be inoperative. The scan mode will reduce the overall
battery life since the battery save function is overridden.
To enable the channel scan mode:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, momentarily press the (S) Button;
(SCAN) will appear on the LCD display.
- The radio will display each channel (1-22) in ascending order as the
scan mode operates to find an active main channel.
- If the unit doesn’t find any signals and you want to transmit, press
the PTT button to return to home channel operation. The transceiver
will automatically resume scanning approximately 5 seconds after
the communication is completed.
- If there is no activity and you want to leave the scan mode, press the
S button momentarily and the unit will return to normal operation;
the SCAN icon will disappear from the LCD display.
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Auto Key Lock Selection Mode
This feature prevents accidental channel change to the preferred settings
of the unit. The Auto Key Lock function temporarily disables the MODE, Up/
Down and SCAN Buttons.
To access the Auto Key Lock selection menu:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press and hold the Power Button for
3 seconds to enable the Auto Key lock function; the unit will beep once
and the lock (
) icon appears on the display.
- The Power, PTT, and Monitor Buttons are not effected.
- To unlock the Auto Key function, press and hold the Monitor (M) button
for 3 seconds; the unit beeps once and the lock icon ( ) disappears
from the display.
NOTE: If the unit is turned off while Key Lock is on, the Key Lock
mode will still be in effect when the unit is again turned on.
VOX Enable Operation
This option enables you to have hands-free conversation. Your voice or
nearby sound is detected and the radio transmits without the need to
press the PTT button.
To enable VOX operation:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, momentarily press the VOX button
or until the VOX icon appears steady on the display.
- To disable the VOX mode, momentarily press the VOX button or
until the VOX icon disappears from the display.
Display Backlight Enable Operation
Pressing any button on the unit will automatically enable the backlight
function; the LCD backlight will turn on immediately and will automatically
turn off in about 5 seconds, unless another button is pressed during the
time-out period.
Scanner Operation
Scanner Mode/Channel Selection
This feature provides access to 20 user-programmable memory channels. To select a memory channel, the unit must be in the scanner mode.
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Press and hold the MODE/SCANNER button for 2 seconds; the scanner
icon (
) will appear, together with a frequency. (All channels are
set to 450MHz at initial frequency.)
Channel Selection
Momentarily press the MODE/SCANNER button (12) once; the memory
channel number flashes.
To select the programmable memory channel:
- Press the Up button (10) briefly to move to the next higher memory
channel number.
- Press the Down button (11) briefly to move to the next lower memory
channel number.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
Scanner Function
Your GMRS7015RC can search for any active scan frequencies from 450MHz
to 469.9875MHz in 6.25kHz (LO) steps or 12.5kHz (Hi) steps.
To search for active memory frequencies:
- Select memory channel positions 1 to 20 using the Up/Down buttons.
(450MHz is set to all channels as a initial default frequency.) Turn off
power.
- Press and hold the Down button together with the Scan (S) button to
access frequency search mode in 6.25kHz steps; the unit powers up
and the LO icon appears on the display.
- To access frequency search mode in 12.5kHz steps, turn off power;
then press and hold the Up button together with the Scan (S) button;
the HI icon appears on the display.
- Use the Up/Down buttons for frequency selection in 6.25kHz or 12.5kHz
steps, or press and hold the Up/Down buttons to accelerate up/down
freqency search in 100kHz steps.
- Momentarily press the Scan (S) button to initiate scan activity.
NOTE: The scan will begin at the last stored frequency and continue in
6.25kHz or 12.5kHz steps until the PTT button is pressed.
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- If a stored memory channel is inactive for listening purposes, wait 5
seconds to see if it clears; and then proceed to the next available
channel signal using the auto scan feature.
NOTE:
When the Scan (S) button is pressed during auto scan or manual
scan mode, the unit returns to the home channel.
Battery Alert
When the battery icon is empty (
) and flashing on the display, recharge
unit or install fresh batteries.
The battery status is displayed in the top right corner of the LCD with
1,2 or 3 bars (1 bar = low charge, 3 bars = full charge).
Battery Charge Status and Charging Instructions
Initial Charging Sequence
1. Remove batteries from plastic wrapper.
2. Insert batteries into each radio, observing polarity.
3. Place each radio in the charger base (charging LEDs should be on)
4. Charge for 6-7 hours.
Charging Procedure:
The LED on the charger base will light red as the battery level is read.
There are three battery icon bar segments indicating the battery charge
level during charging:
Once the charge reaches the designated voltage, the slow-charging mode
will take effect:
1. The LED on the desktop charger will be off when the slow-charging
mode is in effect.
2. The battery icon on the LCD displays three bars to indicate a full
charge level.
3. After 3 hours, battery charging is complete.
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NOTES FOR GOOD COMMUNICATION
1 . The GMRS7015RC 22 channels are shared on a ‘take turns’ basis.
This means other groups may be talking on any of the channels.
A common code of ethics/courtesy is to switch to another vacant
channel and not to attempt to talk over someone who is already using
the channel you first selected.
2. The GMRS7015RC has been designed to maximize performance
and improve transmission range in the field. To avoid interference,
it is recommended that you do not use the units closer than 5 feet
apart.
3. For best transmission results, always keep your mouth about 2-3
inches from the microphone (9) and speak slowly in a normal voice.
4. To increase battery life, avoid features such as Scan and Dual
Watch. These features will reduce operating time considerably.
Warning
• Do not operate the transceiver unless you are licensed to do so.
• Remove the batteries from the transceiver if it is not expected to be used
for long periods. This will eliminate the possibility of chemicals leaking
from the batteries and corroding the transceiver.
• Avoid exposing the transceiver to water or extremes of temperature.
• Do not use this device in or near a mining facility, which uses remotely
triggered explosives or in areas labeled “Blasting Area”. Premature or
accidental detonation may result.
• Do not attempt to modify or in any way increase the output of this
transceiver. Its output is designed to meet the legal limits set by the FCC.
• Do not use this device or change its batteries in potentially explosive
atmospheres as sparks in such areas could result in an explosion.
• Turn your transceiver off wherever posted notices restrict the use of radios
or cellular telephones. Facilities such as hospitals may use equipment
that is sensitive to RF energy.
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• Turn your transceiver off on board aircraft when requested to do so.
• Do not place your radio in front of a vehicle’s air-bag. If the air-bag
deploys, it could propel the transceiver like a projectile causing bodily
injury.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Correction
No transmission
while pressing
the PTT Button
Weak batteries
Incorrect battery polarity
Charge or replace batteries
Install the batteries
following the directions in
paragraph Installing the
Batteries.
Weak or no
signal received
Weak batteries
Channel and privacy
code not set the same
as target transceiver
Charge or replace batteries
Adjust the transceiver’s
settings to match those
settings of the target
transceiver
Increase volume level
Release PTT Button
Volume level too low
PTT Button inadvertently
pressed
Excessive radio interference
on a particular channel
Obstruction of radio signal
Unit beeps, but
will not function
when turned on
Reception of
unwanted signals
Batteries extremely
discharged
CTCSS privacy mode
not on
Interference from
electronic devices such as
computers and TVs.
Change to a different
channel
Avoid operating in or near
large buildings or vehicles
Charge or replace batteries
Turn on the CTCSS privacy
mode and set code number to
match the setting of the
target transceiver.
Turn the devices off or move
farther away from them.
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Tec
hnical Specif
ica
tions:
echnical
Specifica
ications:
General
Frequency Range:
Channels 1-7
(Shared with FRS Radios)
Channels 8-14 (FRS only)
Channels 15-22 (GMRS only)
Channel Spacing
Privacy Codes
Scanner Frequency Range
Dimensions (W x H x D)
(With Antenna)
Power Supply
Power Source
Operating Time:
(Transmit: Receive: Standby
(5:5:90 Ratio) (Based on
alkaline batteries)
Refer to frequency chart on next page
Refer to frequency chart on next page
Refer to frequency chart on next page
12.5 kHz
38 for each main channel
450-470MHz
2.41 in x 6.70 in x 1.12 in
61.2 mm x 170 mm x 28.5 mm
Alkaline Batteries, AAA (5), 7.5 VDC
Ni-MH rechargeable, AAA (5),
6.0 VDC, 650 mAh
16 Hours Low Power
12 Hours High Power
Receiver
Useable Sensitivity
Maximum Audio Output Power
Modulation Distortion
>-119 dBm
> 0.3 Watt maximum (12 Ohm )
< 5% (1 kHz 70%)
Transmitter
RF Output Power
Maximum Deviation
Modulation Distortion
2.0 Watts maximum (High Power)
0.5 Watt maximum (Low Power)
<+/- 2.5 kHz
< 5% (1 kHz 70%)
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This transceiver complies with FCC regulations for use in the United
States of America. Use in other countries may be prohibited or restricted
by local regulation. Please check with the local regulating agency before using this device outside the United States of America.
Main Channel Frequencies:
CHANNEL /TYPE
FREQ (MHz )
CHANNEL /TYPE
FREQ (MHz )
1
GMRS/FRS
462.5625
12
FRS
467.6625
2
GMRS/FRS
462.5875
13
FRS
467.6875
3
GMRS/FRS
462.6125
14
FRS
467.7125
4
GMRS/FRS
462.6375
15
GMRS
462.5500
5
GMRS/FRS
462.6625
16
GMRS
462.5750
6
GMRS/FRS
462.6875
17
GMRS
462.6000
7
GMRS/FRS
462.7125
18
GMRS
462.6250
8
FRS
467.5625
19
GMRS
462.6500
9
FRS
467.5875
20
GMRS
462.6750
10 FRS
467.6125
21
GMRS
462.7000
11 FRS
467.6375
22
GMRS
462.7250
NOTE: Channels 1 through 7 are shared with FRS radios.
Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only.
Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.
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CHANNEL CROSS REFERENCE FOR 14 AND 15 CHANNEL GMRS/FRS
RADIO TO 22 CHANNEL GMRS/FRS RADIO
CHANNEL CROSS REFERENCE
FOR 15 CHANNEL GMRS/FRS
RADIO TO 22 CHANNEL
GMRS/FRS RADIO
CHANNEL CROSS REFERENCE
FOR 14 CHANNEL FRS
RADIO TO 22 CHANNEL
GMRS/FRS RADIO
22 C H A N N E L
FRS/GMRS
14 C H A N N E L
FR S
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
6
7
7
7
7
CHANNELS NOT AVAILABLE
22 C H A N N E L
FRS/GMRS
8
8
8
9
9
9
10
10
10
11
11
11
12
12
12
13
13
13
14
14
14
CHANNELSNOT
NOTAVAILABLE
CHANNELS
AVAILABLE
15 C H A N N E L
GMRS
15
11
15
8
16
12
17
9
18
13
19
10
20
14
21
15
22
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
NOTE
WHEN USING RADIOS PRODUCED BY OTHER MANUFACTURERS,
COMPARE CHANNEL FREQUENCIES FOR COMPATIBILITY.
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Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System Tone Frequencies (in Hz)
CTCSS
Freq. Hz
CTCSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Freq. Hz
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
* oFF = No Tone
Scanner Frequencies:
Frequency Range
(MHz)
Step
(kHz)
Mode
Band
450.0000 - 470.0000
12.5
FM
UHF Standard Band
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90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Family Radio and General Mobile Service Products.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this
product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven
defective in material or workmanship within 90 days from the date of original purchase, such
defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's option)
without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered
with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s),
transportation prepaid, to the warranty center at the address shown below.
The Company disclaims liability for communications range of this product.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the
Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial number/
bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY
IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT,
SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY
PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH
OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is
authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with
the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions may
not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION, 150 MARCUS BLVD., HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788
1-800-290-6650
128-5385C
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