14 CHANNEL FAMILY RADIO SYSTEM
MODEL # FR142
© 2001 Audiovox Electronics Corp., Hauppauge, NY 11788
Printed in China
128-6020
052FR142104
BEFORE OPERATING THIS PRODUCT
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
COMPLETELY
CONTENTS
FCC Warnings .............................................................................. 1
Features ....................................................................................... 1
Precautions ................................................................................... 1
Unpacking..................................................................................... 1
Controls and Indicators ................................................................. 2
Battery Installation ........................................................................ 3
To Turn On or Turn Off The Unit.................................................... 4
To Transmit ................................................................................... 4
To Adjust Volume Control .............................................................. 4
To Select Main Channel ................................................................ 4
Monitor......................................................................................... 4
Automatic Channel Scan............................................................... 5
To Send Call Tone ......................................................................... 5
To Lock Control Keys .................................................................... 5
To Turn On or OFF Beep .............................................................. 5
Frequency Range ......................................................................... 6
General Specifications .................................................................. 7
Warranty ..................................................................................... 7
INTRODUCTION
We welcome you to the Family Radio Service (FRS) 2-way “transceiver”
(meaning “transmitter and receiver”) radio, designed for family and friends
to keep in touch without the need for a license, or radio knowledge. It
provides safety and convenience almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors.
The radio operates in Family Radio Service (FRS) designated frequencies.
The FCC has established the license free, short range two way radio
service for family and individual recreational use - anywhere in the United
States & other areas listed by the FCC.
The optimal range for this 2-way radio is approximately 2 miles in open
areas, less in areas with buildings, dense foliage, and mountains.
BEFORE YOU CAN TALK
Before you operate the radio, read this instruction manual carefully to
know how to operate the radio.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Your wireless hand-held portable transceiver contains a low power
transmitter. When the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button is pushed, 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 and antenna at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters)
from your face and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up
and away from the face. If you wear the handset on your body, use only the
Audiovox supplied belt 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. Unauthorized antennas, modifications,
or attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC
regulations.
WARNING : Adjustment to this unit or replacement of any transmitter
component (crystal, semiconductor, etc.) to this unit that could result in a
violation of the rules.
NOTE : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user in encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures :
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit difference from that to
which the receiver is needed.
FCC WARNINGS
Controls and Indicators
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules, operation is
subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful
interference.
Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas,
modifications, or attachments could damage the transmitter and
may violate FCC regulations.
Features
No Air Time Fees and No License Required
Auto Battery Saver and Auto Squelch
Monitor and Key Lock Button
Talk Confirmation Tone and Call / Ring Button
Up to 2 miles range
14 Channel
Multi-function LED Display
Detachable Belt Clip
PRECAUTIONS
• Do not modify or attempt to adjust the transceiver for any reason.
• Avoid extremes in exposure to water, heat, and cold. This
transceiver is weather resistant but not waterproof.
• Do not expose the transceiver to long periods of direct sunlight,
nor place the transceiver close to heating appliances.
• Do not place the transceiver in excessively dusty areas, humid
areas, wet areas, nor on unstable surfaces.
• If smoke or something unusual is coming from the transceiver,
immediately switch OFF the power and remove the batteries from
the transceiver. Contact your dealer.
UNPACKING
Carefully unpack the transceiver. We recommend that you identify
the items listed below before discarding the packing material.
• Transceiver .......1 • Belt Clip ....... 1 • Instruction Manual ....... 1
1. Transmission/Reception indicator
2. PTT button
3. MONITOR button
4. ENTER/LOCK button
5. UP/DOWN buttons
6. Microphone
7. POWER button
8. MENU button
1
9. CALL button
2
10. Power Saver mode
indicator
3
11. LED display
4
5
1 1
10
9
8
7
6
Display and Indicators
LED display - indicates Channel numbers, Volume level, Lock,
Beep, Low Battery Level, etc.
Transmission and Receiption indicator - When transmitting, the
indicator stays on. The indicator flashes when receiving a singal.
Power Saver Mode indicator - flashes in Power Saver Mode.
1
To Turn On The Unit or To Turn Off The Unit
Battery Installation
Press the POWER switch for more than 1 second.
Auto Battery Power Saver
1a
The unit has a special circuit designed to extend battery life. If
there are no transmissions within 3 seconds, the unit will
automatically switch to battery save mode. The Power Saver
Mode LED(Red) will flash.
Low Battery Indicator
When battery level becomes low,
appears on the LED
1b
display and flashes. Replace all four batteries with new ones.
1c
To Transmit
Simply talk to the built-in microphone and press the PTT(PushTo-Talk) button.
4 “AAA” alkaline batteries
1.
2.
(a) Lift the tab of the belt clip while
(b) pushing the clip up to remove it.
(c) Pull lock tab down and lift door up (towards you) to remove
battery cover.
Insert four “AAA” batteries. Position batteries according to
polarity markings. Reverse the steps in “1” to re-assemble.
Note : • Make sure the battery + and - terminals are aligned as
shown above.
• When batteries are low or need charging the BATTERY
LOW
will blink. Replace all batteries with new
alkaline batteries.
2
To Adjust VOLUME control
Press momentarily UP button to increase or DOWN button to
decrease volume.
The higher number (16), the higher volume level.
To Select Main Channel
1. Press the MENU button. The LED display indicates a flashing
number.
2. Press the UP or DOWN button to set a desired channel from 1
to 14.
3. Press the ENTER button.
Monitor
The Monitor function de-squelches the receiver in any situation.
Use this function when received signals are too weak to
recognize or when you want to adjust the volume while listening
to background noise.
3
Automatic Channel Scan
Press and hold the UP or DOWN button to search signals.
When the unit catches a strong signal , scan will stop for 5
seconds.
If you want to stop at that channel, press the PTT or ENTER
button.
To Send Call Tone
Call tone sounds like a telephone ring, and is convenient for
quickly identify yourself to another party. Persons whom you call
will instantly recognize you because of your call tone.
Press the CALL button to send Call Tone.
appears on the
LED display and flashes.
To Lock Control Keys (UP/DOWN, MENU keys)
Press and hold the ENTER button for 2 seconds.
will appear
on the display.
To unlock, press and hold the ENTER button for 2 seconds.
will appear on the display.
Frequency Range
This unit represents one of the most advanced FM two-way radios
used.
FRS Channel
Channel Frequency In MHz
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
To Turn On or Off Beep
To turn on Beep
1. Press the MENU button twice. The LED display indicates as
shown at right.
or
2. Press the UP or DOWN button to select below.
Beep On
Beep Off
3. Press the ENTER button.
4
5
General Specifications
90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Family Radio and General Mobile Service Products.
Receiver
1. Sensitivity
For 12 dB signal
2. Max. audio output @ 10% THD
3. Max. S/N ratio @ 1mV RF input
4. Squelch Sens
5. Audio frequency resp.
@ 300 Hz
@ 3000 Hz
6. Signal displacement BW
7. Adjacent CH. rejection
8. Intermodulation rejection
9. Spurious response rejection
0.25 µV
300 mW
40 dB
0.2 µV
± 10 dB
± 10 dB
± 5 kHz
55 dB
55 dB
55 dB
Transmitter
1. Effective radiated power
2. Carrier freq. stability
3. Modulation limiting
4. Carrier attack time
5. Audio frequency response
@ 300 Hz
@ 3000 Hz
6. Audio distortion
7. Hum and Noise
500 mW
500 Hz
2.5 kHz
80 mS
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 30 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
128-5385A
± 10 dB
± 10 dB
3%
40 dB
Power Supply
1. Battery life ( 1-Tx : 1-Rx : 8-StandBy )
2. Battery, AAA x 4
6
30 Hr
4.8 - 6.0 V
7