Motorola APX 6000Li User guide

APXTM TWO-WAY RADIOS
APX 6000 /
APX 6000Li
MODEL 2
USER GUIDE
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ASTRO® APX™ 6000/APX 6000Li
Series
Digital Portable Radios
Quick Reference Card
RF ENERGY EXPOSURE AND PRODUCT SAFETY
GUIDE FOR PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIOS
Before using this product, read the operating instructions
for safe usage contained in the Product Safety and RF
C a u t i o n Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio.
!
ATTENTION!
This radio is restricted to occupational use only to satisfy
FCC RF energy exposure requirements. Before using this
product, read the guide enclosed with your radio which contains
important operating instructions for safe usage and RF energy
awareness and control for compliance with applicable standards
and regulations.
Microphone
3-Position A/B/C
Switch
__________
2-Position
Concentric
Switch
__________
Top Side
(Select)
Button
__________
2 Listen for a transmission.
Top
Display
Main
Speaker
PTT Button
Bluetooth
Pairing
Indicator
Battery
Side Button 2
__________
• Off – On/Off/Volume knob counterclockwise.
receive.
Sending an Emergency Alarm
1 Press and hold the Emergency button*.
2 The display shows Emergency and the
current zone/channel. You hear a short,
medium-pitched tone, and the LED blinks red
momentarily.
3 When acknowledgment is received, you hear
* Default emergency button press timer is set
to 1 second. This timer is programmable, see
page 53 in the user guide for details.
To exit emergency at any time, press and hold
the Emergency button.
• Zone – Zone switch to desired zone.
Home Button
• Channel – Channel switch to desired channel.
4-Way Navigation
Button
4 Press the PTT button to transmit; release to
four beeps; alarm ends; and radio exits
emergency.
Zones and Channels
Data Feature
Button
OR
Press and hold Volume Set button.
OR
Press Monitor button and listen for activity.
3 Adjust volume, if necessary.
Microphone
• On – On/Off/Volume knob clockwise.
Menu Select
Buttons
Receiving and Transmitting
1 Select zone/channel.
Radio On/Off
Accessory
Connector
Main Display
On/Off/Volume
Control Knob
Side Button 1
__________
Radio Controls
Top (Orange)
Button
__________
16-Position
Select Knob
__________
*PMLN5716D*
MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011–2012 by Motorola Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10/12
1303 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg,Illinois 60196, U.S.A.
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Sending an Emergency Call
1 Press the Emergency button.
2 Press and hold the PTT button. Speak clearly
into the microphone.
3 Release the PTT button to end call.
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4 Press and hold Emergency button to exit
emergency.
To exit emergency at any time, press and hold
the Emergency button.
Sending a Silent Emergency Call
1 Press the Emergency button.
2 The display does not change; the LED does
not light up, and there is no tone.
To exit emergency at any time, press and hold
the Emergency button.
Display Status Icons
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Receiving a call or data
Transmitting a call or data
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The more stripes, the stronger the
signal strength for the current site
(trunking only).
Direct radio to radio communication or
connected through a repeater.
On = Direct
Off = Repeater
M This channel is being monitored.
is set at Low power.
H . LH == Radio
Radio is set at High power.
i Scanning a scan list.
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3 Silent emergency continues until you:
Press and hold the Emergency button to exit
emergency state.
OR
Press and release the PTT button to exit the
Silent Emergency Alarm mode and enter
regular dispatch or Emergency Call mode.
Blinks when the battery is low.
k
Blinking dot = Detects activity on the
Priority-One Channel
during scan.
Steady dot = Detects activity on the
Priority-Two Channel
during scan.
The vote scan feature is enabled.
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On = Secure operation.
Off = Clear operation.
Blinking = Receiving an encrypted
voice call.
On = AES Secure operation.
Off = Clear operation.
Blinking = Receiving an encrypted
voice call.
On = Location feature enabled, and
location signal available.
Off = Location feature disabled.
Blinking = Location feature enabled,
but location signal unavailable.
On = User is currently associated with
the radio.
Off = User is currently not associated
with the radio.
Blinking = Device registration or user
registration with the server failed due
to an invalid username or pin.
Data activity is present.
Bluetooth is ready.
Bluetooth is connected to the device.
Menu Navigation
< or > to Menu Entry.
{, |, or } directly below Menu
Entry to select.
U or D to scroll through sub-list.
H to exit.
{, |, or } directly below Menu
Entry to select.
Declaration of Conformity
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC CFR 47 Part 2 Section 2.1077(a)
Responsible Party
Name: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Address: 1303 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60196, U.S.A.
Phone Number: 1-800-927-2744
Declaration of Conformity
This declaration is applicable to your radio only if your radio is labeled with the FCC logo shown below.
Hereby declares that the product:
Model Name: APX 6000/APX 6000Li
conforms to the following regulations:
FCC Part 15, subpart B, section 15.107(a), 15.107(d) and section 15.109(a)
Class B Digital Device
As a personal computer peripheral, 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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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 is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Declaration of Conformity
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Contents
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
How to Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ix
RF ENERGY EXPOSURE AND PRODUCT SAFETY
GUIDE FOR PORTABLE TWO-WAY RADIOS . . . .ix
Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Notations Used in This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Contents
This User Guide contains all the information you need
to use the APX™ 6000/APX 6000Li Series Digital
Portable Radios.
Documentation Copyrights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xii
Additional Performance Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Dynamic System Resilience (DSR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
CrossTalk Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Encrypted Integrated Data (EID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SecureNet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Notice to Users (FCC and Industry Canada) . . . . . . x
What Your Dealer/System Administrator
Can Tell You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Informations importantes sur la sécurité . . . . x
Preparing Your Radio for Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
GUIDE SUR L’EXPOSITION AUX
RADIOFRÉQUENCES ET LA SÉCURITÉ DU
PRODUIT POUR RADIOS PORTATIVES
BIDIRECTIONNELLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Attaching the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Attaching the Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Version du logiciel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Attaching the Accessory Connector Cover . . . . . . . . 6
Avis aux utilisateurs (FCC et Industrie Canada) . . . .xi
Using the Carry Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Computer Software Copyrights . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Turning On the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Phone Call Display and Alert Prompts . . . . . . . . . . 28
Identifying Radio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
General Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Radio Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Selecting a Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Assignable Radio Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Assignable Settings or Utility Functions . . . . . . . . . 13
Selecting a Radio Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Accessing the Preprogrammed Functions . . . . . . . 13
Using the Menu Select Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using the Navigation Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Home Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Data Feature Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
4-Way Navigation Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Identifying Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Making a Radio Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Making a Talkgroup Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Making a Private Call (Trunking Only) . . . . . . . . . . .34
Making an Enhanced Private Call (Trunking Only) .35
Making a Telephone Call (Trunking Only) . . . . . . . .36
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Repeater or Direct Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Text Messaging Service (TMS) Icons . . . . . . . . . . 19
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
TMS Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Monitoring Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Monitoring a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Conventional Mode Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
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Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Call Type Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
LED Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Intelligent Lighting Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Receiving and Responding to a Radio Call . . . . . . 31
Receiving and Responding to a Talkgroup Call . . .32
Receiving and Responding to a Private Call
(Trunking Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Receiving and Responding to a Telephone Call
(Trunking Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Alert Tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Advanced Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Receiving and Making a Selective Call (ASTRO
Conventional Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using the Talkgroup Call Feature (Conventional
Operation Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Selecting a Talkgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Sending a Status Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Using the Dynamic Regrouping Feature
(Trunking Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Requesting a Reprogram (Trunking Only) . . . . . . . 42
Classifying Regrouped Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using Dynamic Zone Programming (DZP) . . . . . . .43
Entering the Dynamic Zone to Select a Dynamic
Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Saving a Channel in the Dynamic Zone from List
Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Deleting a Channel in the Dynamic Zone . . . . . . . . 44
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Making a Private Call from Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Adding a Contact to a Call List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Removing a Contact from a Call List . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Scan Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Viewing a Scan List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Editing the Scan List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Changing the Scan List Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Viewing and Changing the Priority Status . . . . . . . 49
Call Alert Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Receiving a Call Alert Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Sending a Call Alert Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Contents
Receiving a Selective Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Making a Selective Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Turning Scan On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Making a Dynamic Priority Change (Conventional
Scan Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Deleting a Nuisance Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Restoring a Nuisance Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Emergency Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Sending an Emergency Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Sending an Emergency Call (Trunking Only) . . . . 54
Sending an Emergency Alarm with
Emergency Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Sending a Silent Emergency Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Using the Emergency Keep-Alive Feature . . . . . . . 55
Fireground (Conventional Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Entering Fireground Zone Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Responding to Evacuation Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Tactical Public Safety(TPS) (Conventional Only) . . 58
Using TPS Normal Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Man Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Pre-Alert Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Post-Alert Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Alerting User When Man Down Feature is
Triggered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Triggering Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Exiting Man Down Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Re-Initiating Man Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Testing the Man Down Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Viewing a Sent Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Sending a Sent Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Deleting a Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Deleting All Text Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Automatic Registration Service (ARS) . . . . . . . . . . 63
Selecting or Changing the ARS Mode . . . . . . . . . . 63
Accessing the User Login Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Secure Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Selecting Secure Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Selecting Clear Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Managing Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Logging In as a User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Logging Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Text Messaging Service (TMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Accessing the TMS Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Sending a Quick Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Using the Priority Status and Request Reply
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Appending a Priority Status to a Text Message . . . 67
Removing a Priority Status from a Text Message . 68
Appending a Request Reply to a Text Message . . 68
Removing a Request Reply from a Text Message 68
Appending a Priority Status and a Reply Request
to a Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Removing a Priority Status and a Reply Request
from a Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Managing Text Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Receiving a Text Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Viewing a Text Message from the Inbox . . . . . . . . 70
Replying to a Received Text Message . . . . . . . . . 70
Managing Sent Text Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Loading an Encryption Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Using the Multikey Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Selecting an Encryption Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Selecting a Keyset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Erasing the Selected Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . .76
Requesting an Over-the-Air Rekey
(ASTRO Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
MDC Over-the-Air Rekeying (OTAR) Page . . . . . .78
Infinite UKEK Retention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Hear Clear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
The Global Positioning System (GPS) . . . . . . . . . . 79
Understanding the GPS Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Enhancing GPS Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
The Outdoor Location Feature (Using GPS) . . . . . .80
Enabling MGRS Coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Accessing the Outdoor Location Feature . . . . . . . .81
Saving a Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Viewing a Saved Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Deleting a Single Saved Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Trunking System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Using the Failsoft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Going Out of Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Using the Site Trunking Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Locking and Unlocking a Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Viewing and Changing a Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Viewing the Current Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Changing the Current Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Mission Critical Wireless
- Bluetooth® - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Turning the Bluetooth On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Turning the Bluetooth Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Re-Pair Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Bluetooth Drop Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Pairing Bluetooth Device with the Radio . . . . . . . . .90
Indicating Bluetooth Connection is Lost . . . . . . . . .91
Turning On the Bluetooth Audio (Routing the Audio
from the Radio to the Headset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Turning Off the Bluetooth Audio (Routing the Audio
from the Headset to the Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Adjusting the Volume of the Radio from Bluetooth
Audio Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Viewing and Clearing the Bluetooth Device
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Clearing All Bluetooth Devices Information . . . . . . 93
Viewing the Bluetooth Friendly Name . . . . . . . . . . 94
Programming Over Project 25 (POP 25)
(ASTRO 25 and ASTRO Conventional) . . . . . . . . 94
Responding to the notification of Upgrade . . . . . . . 95
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Deleting All Saved Waypoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Measuring the Distance and Bearing from a Saved
Waypoint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Using the Location Feature While in Emergency
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Viewing the Recent Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using the Flip Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Selecting a Basic Zone Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Selecting an Enhanced Zone Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Selecting the Power Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Selecting a Radio Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Enabling and Disabling the Radio Alias . . . . . . . . . 98
Selecting the Audio Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Controlling the Display Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad and Controls 100
Turning Keypad Tones On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Turning Voice Mute On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Using the Time-Out Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Setting the Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Editing the Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Using the Conventional Squelch Operation
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Analog Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Digital Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Using the PL Defeat Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using the Digital PTT ID Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using the Smart PTT Feature
(Conventional Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
IMPRES™ Battery Annunciator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Accessing the Battery Info screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Procedure: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF
Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Special Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Emergency Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Non-Commercial Call Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Operating Frequency Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 117
Accessing the General Radio Information . . . . . . 106
Accessing the Radio Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Viewing the IP Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Viewing the Control Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Voice Announcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Helpful Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Contents
Caring for Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Cleaning Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Handling Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Servicing Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Taking Care of the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Checking the Battery Charge Status . . . . . . . . . . 113
LED and Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Fuel Gauge Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Battery Recycling and Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
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Highlights for the Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Commercial Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Important Safety Information
!
Caution
Before using this product, read the operating
instructions for safe usage contained in the
Product Safety and RF Exposure booklet
enclosed with your radio.
This radio is restricted to occupational use only to
satisfy FCC RF energy exposure requirements.
Before using this product, read the guide enclosed with
your radio which contains important operating
instructions for safe usage and RF energy awareness
and control for compliance with applicable standards and
regulations.
For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and
other accessories, visit the following website:
http://www.motorolasolutions.com/APX
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may
only operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or
lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To
reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna
type and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent
isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that
necessary for successful communication.
Important Safety Information
RF ENERGY EXPOSURE AND PRODUCT
SAFETY GUIDE FOR PORTABLE TWO-WAY
RADIOS
ATTENTION!
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Software Version
All the features described in the following sections are
supported by the radio's software version R09.00.00 or
later.
See Accessing the Radio Information on page 106 to
determine your radio's software version.
Check with your dealer or system administrator
for more details of all the features supported.
Software Version
Notice to Users (FCC and Industry Canada)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of the Industry Canada rules per the conditions
listed below:
1 This device may not cause harmful interference.
2 This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
3 Changes or modifications made to this device, not
expressly approved by Motorola, could void the user's
authority to operate this equipment.
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Français Canadien
Informations importantes sur la
sécurité
GUIDE SUR L’EXPOSITION AUX
RADIOFRÉQUENCES ET LA SÉCURITÉ DU
PRODUIT POUR RADIOS PORTATIVES
BIDIRECTIONNELLES
!
Mise en garde
Avant d'utiliser ce produit, lisez les directives
d'utilisation sécuritaire présentées dans le livret
Sécurité du produit et exposition à l'énergie RF
accompagnant votre radio.
ATTENTION!
Cette radio est réservée à un usage professionnel
seulement pour satisfaire les normes d'exposition
à l'énergie RF de la FCC. Avant d'utiliser ce produit,
lisez le guide inclus avec votre radio, qui contient
d'importantes informations sur le mode d'emploi
sécuritaire du produit ainsi que des informations relatives
à l'énergie de RF et à son contrôle, afin d'assurer la
conformité aux normes et règlements applicables.
Pour obtenir une liste d'antennes et d'autres accessoires
approuvés par Motorola, consultez le site Web:
http://www.motorolasolutions.com/APX
autres utilisateurs, le type et le gain de l'antenne doivent être
choisis de façon à ce que la puissance isotrope rayonnée
équivalente (P.I.R.E.) ne soit pas plus forte qu'il ne le faut pour
établir la communication.
Version du logiciel
Toutes les fonctionnalités décrites dans les sections
suivantes sont prises en charge par la version du logiciel
R09.00.00 ou ultérieure de la radio.
Vérifiez auprès de votre détaillant ou de l'administrateur
de système pour obtenir des renseignements sur les
fonctionnalités prises en charge.
Avis aux utilisateurs (FCC et Industrie
Canada)
Version du logiciel
Selon la règlementation d'Industrie Canada, cet émetteur radio
ne peut être utilisé qu'avec une antenne dont le type et le gain
maximal (ou minimal) sont approuvés par Industrie Canada
pour cet émetteur. Afin de limiter les interférences radio pour les
Cet appareil est conforme à la Partie 15 des règlements
de la FCC et RSS 210 du règlement d'Industrie Canada
selon les conditions énumérées ci-dessous:
1 Ce dispositif ne doit pas causer d'interférences
nuisibles.
2 Cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence reçue, y
compris les interférences qui peuvent perturber le
fonctionnement.
3 Les changements ou les modifications apportées à ce
dispositif, non expressément approuvées par Motorola,
peuvent annuler le droit de l'utilisateur à utiliser cet
équipement.
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English
Computer Software Copyrights
Computer Software Copyrights
Documentation Copyrights
The Motorola products described in this manual may
include copyrighted Motorola computer programs stored
in semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the
United States and other countries preserve for Motorola
certain exclusive rights for copyrighted computer
programs, including, but not limited to, the exclusive right
to copy or reproduce in any form the copyrighted
computer program. Accordingly, any copyrighted
Motorola computer programs contained in the Motorola
products described in this manual may not be copied,
reproduced, modified, reverse-engineered, or distributed
in any manner without the express written permission of
Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola
products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by
implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the
copyrights, patents or patent applications of Motorola,
except for the normal non-exclusive license to use that
arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.
No duplication or distribution of this document or any
portion thereof shall take place without the express
written permission of Motorola. No part of this manual
may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any
form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any
purpose without the express written permission of
Motorola.
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Disclaimer
The information in this document is carefully examined,
and is believed to be entirely reliable. However, no
responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies. Furthermore,
Motorola reserves the right to make changes to any
products herein to improve readability, function, or
design. Motorola does not assume any liability arising out
of the applications or use of any product or circuit
described herein; nor does it cover any license under its
patent rights, nor the rights of others.
Getting Started
How to Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 1
Notations Used in This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 1
Additional Performance Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2
What Your Dealer/System Administrator
Can Tell You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3
How to Use This Guide
This User Guide covers the basic operation of the APX™ 6000/
APX 6000Li Portables.
However, your dealer or system administrator may have
customized your radio for your specific needs. Check with your
dealer or system administrator for more information.
Throughout the text in this publication, you will notice the use of
WARNING, Caution, and Note. These notations are used to
emphasize that safety hazards exist, and the care that must be
taken or observed.
!
An operational procedure, practice, or condition,
etc., which may result in injury or death if not
carefully observed.
!
An operational procedure, practice, or
condition, etc., which may result in damage
to the equipment if not carefully observed.
WARNING
Caution
Note:
Getting Started
Take a moment to review the following:
Notations Used in This Manual
An operational procedure, practice, or condition,
etc., which is essential to emphasize.
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The following special notations identify certain items:
Example
Description
Home button Buttons and keys are shown in bold print
or H
or as an icon.
Phone
Menu entries are shown similar to the
way they appear on the radio’s display.
>
This means “Press the right side of the
4-way Navigation button”.
Additional Performance Enhancement
Getting Started
The following are some of the latest creations designed to
enhance the security, quality and efficiency of APX radios.
Dynamic System Resilience (DSR)
DSR ensures the radio system is seamlessly switched to a
backup master site dynamically in case of system failure.
DSR also provides additional indication e.g. failure detection,
fault recovery, and redundancy within the system to address to
the user in need. Mechanisms related to the Integrated Voice
and Data (IV & D) or data centric are all supported by DSR.
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CrossTalk Prevention
This feature prevents crosstalk scenario from happening,
especially when a wideband antenna is used. This feature
allows the adjustment of the Trident Transmitting SSI clock rate
in the radio to be varied from the Receiving Frequency. This
subsequently reduced the possibilities of radio frequency
interfering spurs and prevents the issues of crosstalk.
Encrypted Integrated Data (EID)
EID provides security encryption and authentication of IV & D
data bearer service communication between the radio and the
Customer Enterprise Network.
SecureNet
SecureNet allows user to perform secured communications on
an Analog or Motorola Data Communication (MDC) channel.
The MDC OTAR feature will allow users to perform OTAR
activities on an MDC channel.
What Your Dealer/System Administrator
Can Tell You
Preparing Your Radio for Use
You can also consult your dealer or system administrator about
the following:
• Is your radio preprogrammed with any preset conventional
channels?
• Which buttons have been preprogrammed to access other
features?
• What optional accessories may suit your needs?
Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4
Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4
Attaching the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 4
Attaching the Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 5
Attaching the Accessory Connector Cover . . . . . . . . . . page 6
Using the Carry Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6
Turning On the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 7
Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 8
Preparing Your Radio for Use
Assemble your radio by following these steps:
Check with your dealer or system administrator for the correct
radio settings, if the radio is to be operated in extreme
temperatures (less than -30 °C or more than +60 °C), to ensure
proper top and front display operation.
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Charging the Battery
To avoid a possible explosion:
!
Preparing Your Radio for Use
WARNING
• DO NOT replace the battery in any area
labeled “hazardous atmosphere”.
• DO NOT discard batteries in a fire.
The Motorola-approved battery shipped with your radio is
uncharged. Prior to using a new battery, charge it for a minimum
of 16 hours to ensure optimum capacity and performance.
For a list of Motorola-authorized batteries available for use
with your radio, see Accessories on page 115.
Note:
When charging a battery attached to a radio, turn the
radio off to ensure a full charge.
Battery Charger
To charge the battery, place the battery, with or without the
radio, in a Motorola-approved charger. The charger’s LED
indicates the charging progress; see your charger’s user guide.
For a list of chargers, see Accessories on page 115.
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Attaching the Battery
With the radio turned off, slide the battery into the radio’s frame
until side latches click into place.
Battery
Latch
Attaching the Antenna
With the radio turned off, set the antenna in its receptacle and
turn clockwise to attach it to the radio.
Note: If your radio is
preprogrammed
with volatile-key
retention, the
encryption keys
are retained for
approximately 30
seconds after
battery removal.
Check with your
dealer or system
administrator for
more information.
You can view the status of the IMPRES™ battery if the radio is
using an IMPRES battery. See IMPRES™ Battery
Annunciator on page 105 for more information.
Preparing Your Radio for Use
To remove the battery,
turn the radio off. Squeeze
the release latches at the
bottom of the battery until
the battery releases from
the radio. Remove the
battery from the radio.
To remove the antenna, turn the antenna counterclockwise.
Make sure you turn off the radio first.
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Attaching the Accessory Connector
Cover
The accessory connector is located on the antenna side of the
radio. It is used to connect accessories to the radio.
Preparing Your Radio for Use
Note:
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To prevent damage to the connector, shield it with the
connector cover when not in use.
Insert the hooked
end of the cover
into the slot above
the connector.
Press downward on
the cover’s top to
seat it in the slot.
Once in place,
tighten by rotating
the thumbscrew
clockwise by hand.
Hooked End
Thumbscrew
Hex Socket Head
To remove the
accessory connector cover, rotate the thumbscrew
counterclockwise until it disengages from the radio.
If the thumbscrew is too tight, use an Allen wrench to loosen
it first.
Rotate and lift the connector cover to disengage it from
the radio.
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Using the Carry Holder
Position the radio within
the carry holder with the
main speaker facing
outward. Slide the radio
down into the carry
holder until it clicks in
place.
Turning On the Radio
Rotate the On/Off/Volume Control Knob clockwise until you
hear a click.
If the power-up test is successful, you see momentary
SELFTEST on the radio’s display, followed by the Home screen.
Note:
Preparing Your Radio for Use
To remove the radio from
the carry holder, place the
tip of your fingers on the
ledge of the carry holder
and push at the bottom of
the radio until the radio is
released from it.
If the power-up test is unsuccessful, you see Error
XX/YY (XX/YY is an alphanumeric code).
Turn off your radio, check the battery, and turn the
radio back on. If the radio fails the power-up test
again, record the Error XX/YY code and contact
your dealer.
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Note:
If the power-up test is successful, but you see
Hardware board absent or Hw Board Mismatch.
Send your radio to the qualified technician to fix this
error.
Adjusting the Volume
To increase the volume, turn the On/Off/Volume Control Knob
clockwise.
Preparing Your Radio for Use
If the power-up test is successful, but you see Hw
Board Failed or Man-Down Hw Error, send your radio
to the qualified technician to fix this error.
Main
Speaker
To decrease the volume, turn this knob counterclockwise.
To turn off the radio, rotate the On/Off/Volume Control Knob
counterclockwise until you hear a click.
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Note:
Ensure that the main speaker is pointed towards you
for increased loudness and intelligibility, especially in
areas with loud background noises.
Identifying Radio Controls
Radio Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 10
Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 11
Assignable Radio Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 11
Assignable Settings or Utility Functions. . . . . . . . . . page 13
Accessing the Preprogrammed Functions. . . . . . . . . . page 13
Using the Menu Select Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13
Using the Navigation Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14
Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14
Identifying Radio Controls
Take a moment to review the following:
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Radio Parts and Controls
1 Antenna
On/Off/Volume
16-Position
14 Control Knob
15 Select Knob*
2 LED
Top
3-Position A/B/C
16 Display
13 Switch*
Identifying Radio Controls
3
Top (Orange)
Button*
4 Microphone
2-Position Concentric
12 Switch*
11 Main Display
Menu Select
5
Accessory
Connector
10 Buttons
Top Side (Select)
17 Button*
Push-to-Talk
Data Feature
6 Home Button
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4-Way
Navigation
Button
24 Microphone
18 (PTT) Button
9 Button
Main
23 Speaker
Bluetooth
22 Pairing
19 Side Button 1*
20 Side Button 2*
Indicator
21 Battery
8 Battery Latch
* These radio controls/buttons are programmable.
Programmable Features
Bluetooth Data Devices– Keys up the Bluetooth data devices.
Bluetooth Clear All Pairing – Allows you to clear all pairing
information for Bluetooth.This is accessed by a long press of the
Bluetooth On/Off Button.
The programmable buttons can be programmed as shortcuts to
radio functions or preset channels/groups depending on the
duration of a button press:
Call Alert – Allows the radio to function like a pager, or to verify
if a radio is active on the system.
• Press – Pressing and releasing rapidly.
Channel – Selects a channel.
• Long press – Pressing and holding for the preprogrammed
Contacts – Selects the Contacts menu.
duration (between 0.25 seconds and 3.75
seconds).
• Hold down – Keeping the button pressed.
Assignable Radio Functions
Bluetooth On/Off – Allows you to turn on/off the Bluetooth.
Bluetooth Configuration – Allows you to access to the
Bluetooth menu.
Bluetooth Audio Reroute – Allows you to toggle the audio
route between radio speaker or Remote Speaker Microphone
and Bluetooth headset.
Call Response – Allows you to answer a private call.
Dynamic Priority (Conventional Only) – Allows any channel
in a scan list (except for the Priority-One channel) to temporarily
replace the Priority-Two channel.
Identifying Radio Controls
Any reference in this manual to a control that is
“preprogrammed” means that the control must be programmed
by a dealer or qualified radio technician using the radio's
programming software, in order to assign a feature to that
control.
Bluetooth Headset and PTT – Keys up the Bluetooth
Headset's microphone.
Emergency – Depending on the programming, initiates or
cancels an emergency alarm or call.
Information – Displays the information of the radio.
Internet Protocol Address – Displays the Internet Protocol (IP)
address, device name and status of the radio.
Location – Determines the current location (latitude, longitude,
time and date), and also the distance and bearing to another
location. Or, turns the GPS functionality on or off for all location.
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Identifying Radio Controls
Man Down – Prompts Emergency Alarm or Call when the radio
achieves or passes a tilt angle threshold or a combination of the
angle threshold and a motion sensitivity level.
Recent Calls – Allows for easy access to the list of calls
recently received or made.
Message – Enters the current message list.
Rekey Request – Notifies the dispatcher you want a new
encryption keys.
Monitor (Conventional Only) – Monitors a selected channel
for all radio traffic until function is disabled.
Repeater Access Button (RAB) (Conventional Only) –
Allows to manually send a repeater access codeword.
Multiple Private Line (Conventional Only) – Selects the
Multiple Private Line lists.
Reprogram Request (Trunking Only) – Notifies the dispatcher
you want a new dynamic regrouping assignment.
Nuisance Delete – Temporarily removes an unwanted channel,
except for priority channels or the designated transmit channel,
from the scan list.
Request-To-Talk (Conventional Only) – Notifies the
dispatcher you want to send a voice call.
One Touch 1 – 4 – Launches a specific feature with one single
button-press. You can setup as many as four separately
programmed buttons for four different features.
Phone – Allows you to make and receive calls similar to
standard phone calls.
Private Call (Trunking Only) – Allows a call from an individual
radio to another individual radio.
Private Line Defeat (Conventional Only) – Overrides any
coded squelch (DPL or PL) that is preprogrammed to a channel.
Radio Profiles – Allows for easy access to a set of
preprogrammed visual and audio settings of the radio.
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Scan – Toggles scan on or off.
Selective Call (Conventional Only) – Calls an assigned radio.
Site Display/Search (Trunking Only) – Displays the current
site ID and RSSI value; performs site search for AMSS
(Automatic Multiple Site Select) or SmartZone operation.
Site Lock/Unlock (Trunking Only) – Locks onto a specific site.
Status – Sends data calls to the dispatcher about a predefined
status.
Talkaround/Direct (Conventional Only) – Toggles between
using a repeater and communicating directly with another radio.
Talkgroup (Conventional Only) – Allows a call from an
individual radio to a group of radios.
Text Messaging Service (TMS) – Selects the text messaging
menu.
User – Automatically registers with the server.
Zone Select – Allows selection from a list of zones.
Basic Zone Bank – Provides access from up to 6 zones by
toggling between 2 banks of 3 zones, one group of 3 (A, B and
C) to a second group of 3 zones (D, E and F).
Enhanced Zone Bank – Provides access from up to 75 zones
by toggling between 25 banks (A, B ... X or Y) of 3 zones.
You can access various radio functions through one of the
following ways:
• A short or long press of the relevant programmable buttons.
OR
• Use the Menu Select Buttons ({, |, and }).
Using the Menu Select Buttons
The Menu Select buttons access the menu entries of features.
Assignable Settings or Utility Functions
Light/Flip – Press the button to toggle the display backlight on
or off; press and hold the button to reverse the content of the top
display.
Keypad and Controls Lock – Locks or unlocks the keypad,
programmable buttons, switches and rotary knobs.
Note:
Check with your dealer or system administrator for the
list of features activated in your radio.
Your radio may be preprogrammed differently from the following
example, but the steps for selecting a channel may appear as
shown below:
Identifying Radio Controls
TMS Quick Text – Selects a predefined message.
Accessing the Preprogrammed Functions
• Press the Menu Select button ( | ) directly below Chan.
Voice Announcement – Audibly indicates the current feature
mode, Zone or Channel the user has just assigned.
Zone | Chan | MyID
Menu Select
Buttons
Voice Mute – Toggles voice mute on or off.
Volume Set Tone – Sets the volume set tone.
Data Feature
Button
Home Button
4-Way Navigation Button
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Using the Navigation Buttons
Home Button
The H button returns you to the Home (default) screen. In most
cases, this is the current mode.
Identifying Radio Controls
For selected radio features, the H button is also used to save
user-edited radio settings or information before returning you to
the Home screen.
Note:
Some features do not require you to press H to go to
the Home screen. Refer to the individual feature
sections in this manual for further details on saving
user-edited radio settings or information.
Data Feature Button
Use this button to access data-related features, such as the
Text Messaging Service (TMS) feature screen.
4-Way Navigation Button
Use this button to scroll up, down, left or right.
Press and release one of the button to scroll from one entry to
the next one. Press and hold one of the button to have your
radio toggles through the list automatically (release the button
to stop).
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Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
The PTT button on the side
of your radio serves two
basic purposes :
• While a call is in progress,
the PTT button allows
your radio to transmit to
other radios in the call.
Press and hold down PTT
button to talk. Release the
PTT button to listen.
The microphone is
activated when the PTT
button is pressed.
• While a call is not in
progress, the PTT button
is used to make a new
call. See Making a Radio
Call on page 34 for more
information.
PTT
Button
Identifying Status Indicators
The following icons are for the front display screen unless
indicated otherwise.
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15
Text Messaging Service (TMS) Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19
TMS Menu Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20
Call Type Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21
LED Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 22
Intelligent Lighting Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23
Alert Tones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 24
Phone Call Display and Alert Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . page 28
Status Icons
The 130 x 130 pixel front liquid crystal display (LCD) of your
radio shows radio status, text entries, and menu entries. The
top two display rows contain color icons that indicate radio
operating conditions.
Selected icons are also shown on the first row of the 112 x 32
pixel top monochrome display screen of your radio.
Receiving
Radio is receiving a call or data.
Top Display
u
Transmitting
Radio is transmitting a call or data.
Top Display
t
Top Display
U
Battery
For IMPRES battery operation only – the icon
shown indicates the charge remaining in the
battery.
For all battery operation – the icon blinks when
the battery is low.
Identifying Status Indicators
Your radio indicates its operational status through the following:
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Identifying Status Indicators
Top Display
V
O
N
M
M
Top Display
Top Display
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Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
The number of bars displayed represents the
received signal strength for the current site, for
trunking only. The more stripes in the icon, the
stronger the signal.
K
In-Call User Alert
• On = The feature is enabled. Voice muting of
the affiliated trunking talkgroup or
selected conventional channel is
activated.
• Off = The feature is disabled. Voice muting of
Direct
the affiliated trunking talkgroup or
selected conventional channel is
deactivated.
• On = Radio is currently configured for direct
radio-to-radio communication (during
conventional operation only).
• Off = Radio is connected with other radios
through a repeater.
Monitor (Carrier Squelch)
Selected channel is being monitored (during
conventional operation only).
H .
Power Level
or
• L = Radio is set at Low power.
Top Display
• H = Radio is set at High power.
H L
i
J
or
Top Display
Scan
Radio is scanning a scan list.
Priority Channel Scan
channel designated as
Priority-One.
j
Top Display
• Steady dot = Radio detects activity on channel
designated as Priority-Two.
View/Program Mode
Radio is in the view or program mode.
• On steady = View mode
Top Display
D E•
F •
or
k
I
Vote Scan Enabled
The vote scan feature is enabled.
Top Display
AB
C
x y
Basic Zone Bank 1
Top Display
• A = Radio is in Zone 1.
A B•
C •
or
,
... ...
or
Top Display
B = Radio is in Zone 2.
E = Radio is in Zone 5.
F = Radio is in Zone 6.
or
,
• Blinking = Program mode
• D = Radio is in Zone 4.
m
G
Top Display
Enhanced Zone Bank
A = Contains Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3,
B = Contains Zone 4, Zone 5 and Zone 6,
C = Contains Zone 7, Zone 8 and Zone 9,
.
.
.
X = Contains Zone 70, Zone 71 and Zone 72,
Y = Contains Zone 73, Zone 74 and Zone 75.
Secure Operation
Identifying Status Indicators
• Blinking dot = Radio detects activity on
Top Display
Basic Zone Bank 2
• On = Secure operation.
• Off = Clear operation.
• Blinking = Receiving an encrypted voice call.
C = Radio is in Zone 3.
or
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AES Secure Operation
l
• On = AES Secure operation.
• Off = Clear operation.
Identifying Status Indicators
• Blinking = Receiving an encrypted voice call.
G
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Location Signal
• On = Location feature is enabled, and location
signal is available.
• Off = Location feature is disabled.
o
Data Activity
Data activity is present.
b
Bluetooth On
Bluetooth is on and ready for bluetooth
connection.
Top Display
b
Bluetooth Connected
Bluetooth is currently connected to the external
bluetooth device.
• Blinking = Location feature is enabled, but no
location signal is available.
n
User Login Indicator (IP Packet Data)
• On = User is currently associated with the
radio.
• Off = User is currently not associated with the
radio.
• Blinking = Device registration or user
n
registration with the server failed
due to an invalid username or pin.
• Inverted = User successfully login to the
secured IP Packet Data.
Top Display
a
Text Messaging Service (TMS) Icons
Status Icons
The following icons appear on the radio’s display when you
send and receive text messages.
Inbox Full
The Inbox is full.
Message Sent
The text message is sent successfully.
Message Unsent
The text message cannot be sent.
Unread Message
Y
r
Normal Message
User is composing a message with normal priority
and without a request for a reply.
3/6
Message Index
Indicates the index of the current message the
user is viewing.
Example: If the user is looking at the third
message out of a total of 6 messages in the Inbox
folder, the icon is displayed as the icon on the left
column.
Priority Status
• The “Priority” feature is toggled on before the
message is sent.
Identifying Status Indicators
This feature allows you to send and receive text messages. See
Text Messaging Service (TMS) on page 65 for more
information.
Read Message
The selected text message in the Inbox has been
read.
• Messages in the Inbox folder are flagged with
”Priority”.
• User receives a new message.
• The selected text message in the Inbox has not
been read.
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Request Reply
• The “Request Reply” feature is toggled on
before the message is sent.
• Messages in the Inbox folder are flagged with “
Identifying Status Indicators
English
Menu Option
Back
Description/Function
Brings you back to the previous screen.
Clr
Deletes all messages.
Del
Deletes a message.
Priority Status and Request Reply
Exit
Exits to the Home screen.
• User is composing a message with a priority
No
Returns to the previous screen.
Request Reply”.
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TMS Menu Options
status and a request for a reply.
• Messages in the Inbox folder are flagged with “
Priority” and “Request Reply”.
Optn
Brings you to the Options main screen.
Rply
Replies to a message.
Sel
Send
Yes
Selects the highlighted command.
Sends the message.
Updates or saves a command.
Call Type Icons
U
%
Landline phone number.
Landline phone number added to a Call List.
Radio number.
Incoming call or data.
Radio number added to a Call List.
Outgoing call or data.
?
Mobile number.
Incoming emergency call.
Mobile number added to a Call List.
Identifying Status Indicators
The following icons appear on your radio’s main display, when
you make or receive a call, or view selected call lists, to indicate
the different call types associated with an alias or ID.
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Solid red – Radio is transmitting.
LED Indicator
Blinking red – Radio is transmitting at low battery condition.
The LED indicator shows the operational status of your radio.
Rapidly blinking red – Radio has failed the self test upon
powering up or encountered a fatal error.
Solid yellow (Conventional Only) – Channel is busy.
Identifying Status Indicators
LED Indicator
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Blinking yellow – Radio is receiving a secured transmission.
Solid green – Radio is powering up, or is on a non-priority
channel while in the Scan List Programming mode.
Blinking green – Radio is receiving an individual or telephone
call, or is on a Priority-Two channel while in the Scan List
Programming mode.
Rapidly blinking green – Radio is on a Priority-One channel
while in the Scan List Programming mode.
Note:
No LED indication when the radio receives a clear
(non-secured) transmission in trunking Mode.
Intelligent Lighting Indicators
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified radio technician.
Backlight and Bar Color
Notification
Orange
Emergency Alerts
When
The radio initiates an emergency alarm or call.
The radio receives an emergency alarm or call.
The radio battery is low.
The radio is out of range.
Red
Critical Alerts
The radio enters failsoft mode.
The radio is unable to establish a full connection with the system.
The radio is unable to authenticate or register with the system.
The radio receives a private call.
Green
Call Alerts
Identifying Status Indicators
This feature temporary changes the backlight of the top display screen, and adds a color bar to the main display screen to help signal
that a radio event has occurred.
The radio receives a phone call.
The radio receives a call alert.
The radio receives a selective call.
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Alert Tones
Your radio uses alert tones to inform you of your radio’s condition. The following table lists these tones and when they occur.
You Hear
Tone Name
Radio Self Test Fail
Identifying Status Indicators
Reject
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Short,
Low-Pitched
Tone
Long,
Low-Pitched
Tone
A Group of
Low-Pitched
Tones
Time-Out Timer Warning
No ACK Received
Individual Call
Warning Tone
Heard
When radio fails its power-up self test.
When an unauthorized request is made.
Four seconds before time out.
When radio fails to receive an acknowledgment.
When radio is in an individual call for greater than 6 seconds without any activity.
Man Down Entry
When radio initiates Man Down mode.
Time-Out Timer
Timed Out
After time out.
Talk Prohibit/PTT Inhibit
(When PTT button is pressed) transmissions are not allowed.
Out of Range
(When PTT button is pressed) the radio is out of range of the system.
Invalid Mode
When radio is on an unpreprogrammed channel.
Busy
When system is busy.
You Hear
Tone Name
Radio Self Test Pass
Short,
Medium-Pitched
Tone
Clear Voice
Priority Channel
Received
Emergency Alarm /Call
Entry
Central Echo
Long,
Medium-Pitched
Tone
Volume Set
Emergency Exit
Failsoft
Automatic Call Back
A Group of
Medium-Pitched
Tones
Keyfail
Console Acknowledge
Received Individual Call
When avcorrect key is pressed.
When radio passes its power-up self test.
At beginning of a non-coded communication.
When activity on a priority channel is received.
When entering the emergency state.
When central controller has received a request from a radio.
When volume is changed on a quiet channel.
When exiting the emergency state.
When the trunking system fails.
When voice channel is available from previous request.
When encryption key has been lost.
Identifying Status Indicators
Valid Key-Press
Heard
When status, emergency alarm, or reprogram request ACK is received.
When Call Alert or Private Call is received.
Call Alert Sent
When Call Alert is received by the target radio.
Site Trunking
When a SmartZone trunking system fails.
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You Hear
Tone Name
Short,
High-Pitched
Tone (Chirp)
Low-Battery Chirp
Fast Ringing
Identifying Status Indicators
Ringing
Gurgle
Heard
When battery is below preset threshold value.
When system is searching for target of Private Call.
Enhanced Call Sent
When waiting for target of Private Call to answer the call.
Phone Call Received
When a land-to-mobile phone call is received.
Dynamic Regrouping
(When the PTT button is pressed) a dynamic ID has been received.
Talk Permit
(When PTT button is pressed) verifying system accepting transmissions.
Unique,
Low-Pitched
Chirp
New Message
When a new message is received.
Unique,
High-Pitched
Chirp
Priority Status
When a priority message is received.
IncrementalPitched Tone
DecrementalPitched Tone
A Group of Very
High-Pitched
Tones
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Bluetooth Paired
When Bluetooth accessory is paired with the radio.
Bluetooth Connected
When Bluetooth accessory is connected to the radio.
Bluetooth Unpaired
When Bluetooth accessory is unpaired from the radio.
Bluetooth Disconnected
When Bluetooth accessory is disconnected from the radio.
Man Down Continuous
Tone
When radio is in Man Down mode and prepares to transmit Emergency Alarm
when the timer of this alarm ends.
Tone Name
Doh-Sol
Enhanced Zone Bank Up
Sol-Doh
Enhanced Zone Bank
Down
Heard
When EZB Up button is pressed to scroll the Enhance Zone Bank up.
When EZB Down button is pressed to scroll the Enhance Zone Bank down.
Identifying Status Indicators
You Hear
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Phone Call Display and Alert Prompts
Identifying Status Indicators
The following appears on the radio’s display when you make and receive Phone calls. The radio also uses alert tones to indicate the
current status.
You Hear
You See
When
A Long
Tone
No phone
You press the PTT button and the
phone system is not available.
Press H to hang up. The radio returns to the Home screen.
Phone busy
The phone system is busy.
Press H to exit the phone mode and try your call later.
Phone busy
When a channel is not available.
The radio automatically connects when a channel opens.
A Busy
Tone
–
A HighPitched
Tone
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No
The call is not acknowledged.
acknowledge
–
When you release the PTT button.
Notes
Press H to hang up. The radio returns to the Home screen.
The radio indicates to the landline party that he or she may begin
talking.
General Radio Operation
General Radio Operation
Once you understand how your APX 6000/APX 6000Li Portable
is configured, you are ready to use your radio.
Selecting a Zone
A zone is a group of channels.
Use this navigation guide to familiarize yourself with the basic
Call features:
3-Position
A/B/C Switch
Selecting a Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 29
Selecting a Radio Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 30
Receiving and Responding to a Radio Call . . . . . . . . . page 31
Making a Radio Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 34
Repeater or Direct Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 37
Monitoring Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 37
Use the following procedure to select a zone.
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
Procedure:
Move the preprogrammed Zone (3-Position A/B/C) switch to
the position of the required zone and proceed to Step 3.
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OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Zone.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Zone.
Selecting a Radio Channel
A channel is a group of radio characteristics, such as transmit/
receive frequency pairs.
3 U or D to the required zone.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to confirm
the displayed zone.
General Radio Operation
5 Press the PTT button to transmit on the displayed zone
channel.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to ZnUp or ZnDn.
2 Press and hold the Menu Select button directly below ZnUp
or ZnDn until the required zone appears.
Note:
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Positions of ZnUp and ZnDn on the display may differ
each time you release the Menu Select button. Read
carefully before you press.
Use the following procedure to select a channel.
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature. If you select a channel that is not within the
preprogrammed band, the radio indicates that it is on
an unsupported frequency with both audio and visual
warnings.
Consult a qualified radio technician for the right choice
between the following methods.
1 < or > to Chan.
Receiving and Responding to a Radio Call
Once you have selected the required channel and/or zone, you
can proceed to receive and respond to calls.
LED Indicator
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Chan.
3 U or D to the required channel.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to confirm
the selected channel.
5 Press the PTT button to transmit on the displayed zone
channel.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
General Radio Operation
Procedure:
Turn the preprogrammed 16-Position Select Knob to the
desired channel.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to ChUp or ChDn.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below ChUpor ChDn.
3 Press the PTT button to transmit on the displayed zone and
channel.
Note:
Positions of ChUp and ChDn on the display may differ
each time you release the Menu Select button. Read
carefully before you press.
The LED lights up solid red while the radio is transmitting. In
conventional mode, the LED lights up solid yellow when the
radio is receiving a transmission. In trunking mode, there is no
LED indication when the radio receives a transmission.
If the radio is receiving a secure transmission, the LED blinks
yellow.
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Receiving and Responding to a Talkgroup Call
To receive a call from a group of users, your radio must be
configured as part of that talkgroup.
Procedure:
When you receive a talkgroup call (while on the Home screen),
depending on how your radio is preprogrammed:
General Radio Operation
1 ASTRO Conventional Only:
The LED lights up solid yellow. The display shows the
talkgroup alias or ID, and the caller alias or ID.
OR
Trunking Only:
The display shows the caller alias or ID.
2 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
3 Press the PTT button to respond to the call. The LED lights
up solid red.
4 Release the PTT button to listen.
See Making a Talkgroup Call on page 34 for details on making
a Talkgroup Call.
Receiving and Responding to a Private Call
(Trunking Only)
A Private Call is a call from an individual radio to another
individual radio.
These one-to-one calls between two radios are not heard by
others in the current talkgroup. The calling radio automatically
verifies that the receiving radio is active on the system and can
display the caller ID.
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Procedure:
When you receive a Private Call:
1 You hear two alert tones and the LED blinks green. The
display shows Call received and the call received icon
blinks.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Resp.
OR
Press the Call Response button within 20 seconds after the
call indicators begin.
3 During the call, the display shows the caller alias (name), if it
is in the call list.
OR
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During the call, the display shows the caller ID (number), if
the caller’s name is not in the call list.
button to listen.
5 Press H or the Call Response button to hang up and
return to the Home screen.
See Making a Private Call (Trunking Only) on page 34 for
details on making a Private Call.
Receiving and Responding to a Telephone Call
(Trunking Only)
This feature allows you to receive calls similar to standard
phone calls from a landline phone.
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
1 You hear a telephone-type ringing and the LED blinks green.
The backlight of the screen and the bar turns green. The
display shows Phone Call and the call received icon blinks.
2 Press the Call Response button within 20 seconds after the
call indicators begin.
3 Press and hold the PTT button to talk. Release the PTT
button to listen.
4 Press H or the Call Response button to hang up and
return to the Home screen.
See Making a Telephone Call (Trunking Only) on page 36 for
details on making a Telephone Call.
General Radio Operation
4 Press and hold the PTT button to talk. Release the PTT
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Call Response button to answer a
Telephone Call:
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Making a Radio Call
You can select a zone, channel, subscriber ID, or talkgroup by
using:
• The preprogrammed Zone switch
General Radio Operation
• The 16-Position Select Channel Knob
3 Press the PTT button to make the call.
4 ASTRO Conventional Only:
The LED lights up solid red. The display shows the
talkgroup alias or ID.
OR
Trunking Only:
The LED lights up solid red.
• A preprogrammed One Touch Call button
5 Speak clearly into the microphone.
• The Contacts list
6 Release the PTT button to listen.
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Making a Private Call (Trunking Only)
To make a call to a group of users, your radio must be
configured as part of that talkgroup.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Access (One-Touch) Private
Call button to dial the preprogrammed ID (number) and proceed
to Step 5.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
Procedure:
1 < or > to Call.
1 Turn the 16-Position Select Channel Knob to select the
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Call. The
Making a Talkgroup Call
channel with the desired talkgroup.
2 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
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display shows the last transmitted or received ID.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts to scroll
through and select the required ID.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below LNum to go to
the last number dialed.
OR
U or D to the required ID.
5 The display shows Calling... <Number>.
6 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
7 When you are connected, the display shows the ID of the
target radio. Press and hold the PTT button to talk. Release
the PTT button to listen.
OR
If no acknowledgment is received, the display shows No
acknowledge.
8 Press H to return to the Home screen.
This feature allows you to send an individual Call Alert page if
there is no answer from the target radio. See Sending a Call
Alert Page on page 51 for more information.
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Access (One-Touch)
Enhanced Private Call button to dial the preprogrammed ID
and proceed to Step 5.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Call.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Call. The
General Radio Operation
4 Press the PTT button to start the Private Call.
Making an Enhanced Private Call (Trunking Only)
display shows the last transmitted or received ID.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts to scroll
through and select the required ID.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below LNum to go to
the last number dialed.
OR
U or D to the required ID.
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4 Press the PTT button to start the Private Call.
5 The display shows Calling... <Number>.
6 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
General Radio Operation
7 When you are connected, the display shows the ID of the
target radio. Press and hold the PTT button to talk. Release
the PTT button to listen.
OR
If no acknowledgment is received, the display shows No
acknowledge.
OR
If the target radio does not respond before the time out, the
display shows No answer.
8 Press H to return to the Home screen.
Making a Telephone Call (Trunking Only)
This feature allows you to make calls similar to standard phone
calls to a mobile or landline phone.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Access (One-Touch) Phone
Call button to dial the preprogrammed phone number and
proceed to Step 5.
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OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Phon.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Phon. The
display shows the last transmitted phone number.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts to scroll
through and select the required ID.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below LNum to go to
the last number dialed.
OR
U or D to the required phone number.
4 Press and release the PTT button to dial the phone number.
5 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
6 When your call is answered, press the PTT button to talk.
Release the PTT button to listen.
7 Press H to return to the Home screen.
See Phone Call Display and Alert Prompts on page 28 for
more information if your call is NOT answered.
Repeater or Direct Operation
The DIRECT or “talkaround operation” allows you to bypass the
repeater and connect directly to another radio. The transmit and
receive frequencies are the same.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Repeater/Direct switch to toggle
between talkaround and repeater modes.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Dir.
Radio users who switch from analog to digital radios often
assume that the lack of static on a digital channel is an
indication that the radio is not working properly. This is not the
case.
This digital technology quiets the transmission by removing the “
noise” from the signal and allows only the clear voice or data
information to be heard.
Use the Monitor feature to make sure a channel is clear before
transmitting.
Monitoring a Channel
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Dir.
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Volume Set button.
3 The display shows Repeater mode if the radio is currently
1 Select the desired zone and channel.
in Repeater mode.
OR
The display shows Direct mode and the Talkaround icon if
the radio is currently in Direct mode (during conventional
operation only).
General Radio Operation
The REPEATER operation increases the radio’s range by
connecting with other radios through a repeater. The transmit
and receive frequencies are different.
Monitoring Features
2 Press and hold the Volume Set button to hear the volume
set tone.
3 Adjust the Volume Control Knob if necessary.
4 Release the Volume Set button.
5 Press and hold the PTT button to transmit. The LED lights
up solid red.
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6 Release the PTT button to receive (listen).
Conventional Mode Operation
OR
Your radio may be preprogrammed to receive Private-Line®
(PL) calls.
Press the preprogrammed Monitor button and proceed to
Step 3.
1 Momentarily press the Monitor button to listen for activity.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 Select the desired zone and channel.
2 Listen for a transmission.
General Radio Operation
Procedure:
3 Adjust the Volume Control Knob if necessary.
4 Press and hold the PTT button to transmit. The LED lights
up solid red.
5 Release the PTT button to receive (listen).
The Carrier Squelch indicator appears on the display when you
monitor a channel via the preprogrammed Monitor button.
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The Carrier Squelch indicator appears on the display.
2 Press and hold the Monitor button to set continuous
monitor operation. The duration of the button press is
programmable.
3 Press the Monitor button again, or the PTT button, to return
to the original squelch setting.
If you try to transmit on a receive-only channel, you hear an
invalid tone until you release the PTT button.
Advanced Features
Receiving and Making a Selective Call (ASTRO
Conventional Only)
This feature allows you to receive a call from or to call a specific
individual. It is intended to provide privacy and to eliminate the
annoyance of having to listen to conversations that are of no
interest to you.
Receiving a Selective Call
Procedure:
1 When you receive a Selective Call, the call received icons
Advanced Features
Use this navigation guide to learn more about advanced
features available with your radio:
Advanced Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 39
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 44
Scan Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 47
Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 49
Call Alert Paging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 51
Emergency Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53
Fireground (Conventional Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 56
Tactical Public Safety(TPS) (Conventional Only) . . . . page 58
Man Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 59
Automatic Registration Service (ARS). . . . . . . . . . . . . page 63
Text Messaging Service (TMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 65
Secure Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 73
The Global Positioning System (GPS) . . . . . . . . . . . . page 79
Trunking System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 85
Mission Critical Wireless - Bluetooth® - . . . . . . . . . . . page 87
Programming Over Project 25 (POP 25) (ASTRO 25 and
ASTRO Conventional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 94
Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 95
Advanced Call Features
blinks and the display shows Call received.
You hear two alert tones,
the LED lights up solid yellow to indicate the transmitting
radio is still sending signal.
OR
the LED blinks solid green once to indicate the transmitting
radio is pending to receive signal.
2 The speaker unmutes.
3 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
4 Press and hold the PTT button to talk. Release the PTT
button to listen.
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Making a Selective Call
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Access (One-Touch)
Selective Call button to dial the preprogrammed ID and
proceed to Step 4.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Call.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Call. The
display shows the last transmitted or received ID.
6 Release the PTT button to listen.
7 Press H to hang up and return to the Home screen.
Using the Talkgroup Call Feature (Conventional
Operation Only)
This feature allows you to define a group of conventional
system users so that they can share the use of a conventional
channel.
Note:
Advanced Features
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts to scroll
through and select the required ID.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below LNum to go to
the last number dialed.
OR
U or D to the required ID.
OR
Use the keypad to enter the required ID.
4 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
5 Press and hold the PTT button to start the Selective Call.
The display shows the ID of the target radio.
Encryption keys are associated to talkgroups. When
talkgroups are associated, encryption keys are
changed by changing the active talkgroup. See Secure
Operations on page 73 for more information.
Selecting a Talkgroup
Procedure:
1 < or > to Tgrp.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Tgrp. The
display shows the last talkgroup that was selected and
stored, Sel and Exit.
3 U or D to Preset for the preset preprogrammed talkgroup.
OR
U or D to the required talkgroup.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to save the
currently selected talkgroup and return to the Home screen.
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5 If the encryption key associated to the new talkgroup is
6 Press H to return to the Home screen.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sts.
3 The display shows the last acknowledged status call, or the
first status in the list.
4 U or D to the required status.
OR
Use the keypad to enter a number corresponding to the
location in the status list.
5 Press the PTT button to send the status.
Sending a Status Call
This feature allows you to send data calls to the dispatcher
about a predefined status.
Each status can have up to a 14-character name. A maximum
of sixteen status conditions is possible.
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Status button and proceed to
Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
6 When the dispatcher acknowledges, you hear four tones
and the display shows Ack received. The radio returns to
normal dispatch operation.
OR
If no acknowledgment is received, you hear a low-pitched
tone and the display shows No acknowledge.
Advanced Features
erased, you hear a momentary key fail tone and the display
shows Key fail.
OR
If the encryption key that is associated to the new talkgroup
is not allowed, you hear a momentary key fail tone and the
display shows Illegal key.
7 Press H to return to the Home screen.
No traffic is heard on trunked channels while Status Call is
selected. If the radio detects no Status Call activity for six
seconds, you will an alert tone until you press H or the PTT
button.
1 < or > to Sts.
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Using the Dynamic Regrouping Feature (Trunking
Only)
This feature allows the dispatcher to temporarily reassign
selected radios to a particular channel where they can
communicate with each other. This feature is typically used
during special operations and is enabled by a qualified radio
technician.
You will not notice whether your radio has this feature enabled
until a dynamic regrouping command is sent by the dispatcher.
Advanced Features
Note:
If you try to access a zone or channel that has been
reserved by the dispatcher as a dynamically regrouped
mode for other users, you will hear an invalid tone.
Procedure:
1 When your radio is dynamically regrouped, it automatically
switches to the dynamically regrouped channel. You hear a
“gurgle” tone and the display shows the dynamically
regrouped channel’s name.
2 Press the PTT button to talk. Release PTT button to listen.
When the dispatcher cancels dynamic regrouping, the radio
automatically returns to the zone and channel that you were
using before the radio was dynamically regrouped.
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Requesting a Reprogram (Trunking Only)
This feature allows you to notify the dispatcher when you want a
new dynamic regrouping assignment.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Reprogram Request button to send
reprogram request to the dispatcher and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Rpgm.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Rpgm to send
reprogram request to the dispatcher.
3 The display shows Reprgrm rqst and Please wait.
4 If you hear four beeps, the dispatcher has acknowledged the
reprogram request. The display shows Ack received and
the radio returns to the Home screen.
OR
If the dispatcher does not acknowledge the reprogram
request within six seconds, you hear a low-pitched alert tone
and the display shows No acknowledge.
Try again or press H to cancel and return to the Home
screen.
Classifying Regrouped Radios
• Select-enabled radios are free to change to any available
channel, including the dynamic-regrouping channel, once the
user has selected the dynamic-regrouping position.
• Select-disabled radios cannot change channels while
dynamically regrouped. The dispatcher has forced the radio
to remain on the dynamic-regrouping channel.
The Scan or Private Call feature cannot be selected while your
radio is Select Disabled.
Using Dynamic Zone Programming (DZP)
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to
use this feature.
This feature works on the condition at least one zone
in the radio must be a non-dynamic zone.
This feature provides one or more Dynamic Zones to store the
frequent used channels be it conventional or trunking. These
dynamic channels are saved from pre-existing (non-dynamic)
channels in the radio. This saves the time and effort from the
regular navigation around the working zones and channels.
User can also delete or update the list in the Dynamic Zone.
Channel
Procedure:
1 < or > to Zone.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Zone. The
display shows the Zone screen.
3 U or D to <Dynamic Zone Channels>.
4 Press the Menu Select button below Sel. The display
returns to Home screen with the selected <Dynamic Zone
Channels> shown on the screen.
OR
Press the Menu Select button below Exit. The display
returns to Home screen without any changes.
Advanced Features
The dispatcher can classify regrouped radios into either of two
categories: Select Enabled or Select Disabled.
Entering the Dynamic Zone to Select a Dynamic
Saving a Channel in the Dynamic Zone from List
Selection
With the radio in Dynamic Zone, follow the procedure below.
Procedure:
1 < or > to ZnPr. Press the Menu Select button directly below
ZnPr to enter Program Zone screen.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Edit. The
display shows Search Options screen.
3 U or D to List Selecton. Press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel. The display shows Select Zone screen.
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4 U or D to the required zone. Press the Menu Select button
Contacts
directly below Sel. The display shows Select Chan screen.
5 U or D to the required channel. Press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel. The display shows Channel
updated.
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return
to Home screen.
Deleting a Channel in the Dynamic Zone
Contact entries are alphabetically sorted according to entry
alias. Each alias can have up to five IDs of different call types
associated with it.
Procedure:
Additionally, each entry, depending on context (conventional,
trunking, or phone), associates with one or more of the four
types of calls: Phone Call, Selective Call, Private Call, or Call
Alert.
1 < or > to ZnPr. Press the Menu Select button directly below
Each entry within Contacts displays the following information:
With the radio in Dynamic Zone, follow the procedure below.
Advanced Features
This feature provides “address-book” capabilities on your radio.
Each entry corresponds to an alias (name) or ID (number) that
you use to initiate a call.
ZnPr to enter Program Zone screen.
• Call Alias (Name)
2 The display shows the dynamic channels list.
• Call ID (Number)
3 U or D to the saved dynamic channel. Press the Menu
• Call Type (Icon)
Select button directly below Del. The display shows
Channel deleted.
4 Press the Menu Select button below Exit to return to Home
screen.
5 The Home screen shows <Dynamic Zone Channels>.
OR
The Home screen shows <Zone Name>+“Blank” if the
channel deleted is the Home channel.
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• WACN ID (Astro 25 Trunking IDs only)
• System ID
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to
add, edit, or delete the contact entries.
3 U or D to the required subscriber alias.
Note:
5 U or D to Call and press the Menu Select button directly
Your radio is preprogrammed with a number of
contacts per Call Lists. Check with your dealer or
system administrator for more information.
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Making a Private Call from Contacts
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
Procedure:
Use the Options Menu.
1 < or > to Cnts.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts. The
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
below Sel.
6 U or D to select the call type.
7 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
8 Press the PTT button to initiate the call. During the call, the
display shows the subscriber alias.
9 Press and hold the PTT button to talk. The LED lights up
solid red.
OR
Release the PTT button to listen.
Advanced Features
Your radio also supports a maximum of 50 call lists. Each list
can store up to 100 IDs (numbers).
10 If there is no voice activity for a preprogrammed period of
time, the call ends.
OR
The call ends when it reaches the maximum ring time.
entries are alphabetically sorted.
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Adding a Contact to a Call List
Removing a Contact from a Call List
Procedure:
Procedure:
1 < or > to Cnts.
1 < or > to Cnts.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts. The
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts. The
entries are alphabetically sorted.
3 U or D to the entry you want to add to a call list and press
the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
4 U or D to Add to CallLst and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
Advanced Features
5 U or D to the required Call List and press the Menu Select
button directly below Add.
OR
U or D to Cncl to return to the main display for Contacts.
6 The display shows momentary Please wait before showing
<Entry> added to Call List, confirming the addition of the
contact to the list.
7 The radio returns to the main display for Contacts.
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entries are alphabetically sorted.
3 U or D to the entry you want to remove from a call list and
press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
4 U or D to Rm frm CallLst and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
5 The display shows Remove <Entry> frm Call List?.
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to remove
the entry from the Call List.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to return to
the main display for Contacts.
7 The display shows momentary Please wait before showing
<Entry> removed from Call List, confirming the removal
of the contact from the list.
8 The radio returns to the main display for Contacts.
Scan Lists
Your radio supports different types of Scan Lists:
• Trunking Priority Monitor Scan List
• Conventional Scan List
• Talkgroup Scan List
Please refer to a qualified radio technician for the maximum
number of Scan Lists can be programmed in your radio. These
lists must be preprogrammed by a qualified radio technician.
Viewing a Scan List
Procedure:
1 < or > to ScnL.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below ScnL.
3 U or D to view the members on the list.
4 Press H to exit the current display and return to the Home
screen.
This feature lets you change scan list members and priorities.
Procedure:
Long press the preprogrammed Scan List Programming
button (side button) and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Move the preprogrammed Scan List Programming switch to
programming position and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to ScnL.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below ScnL. The
Advanced Features
Scan lists are created and assigned to individual channels/
groups. Your radio scans for voice activity by cycling through the
channel/group sequence specified in the scan list for the current
channel/group.
Editing the Scan List
display shows the lists that can be changed.
3 U or D to the entry you want to edit.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to add and/
or change the priority of the currently displayed channel in
the scan list.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Del to delete
the currently displayed channel from the scan list.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Rcl to view the
next member of the scan list.
5 U or D to select more channels to be added or deleted.
OR
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Use the 16-Position Select knob to select additional
channels to be added or deleted.
6 Move the Scan List Programming switch out of
programming position.
OR
Press H to exit scan list programming and return to the
Home screen.
See Viewing and Changing the Priority Status on page 49 for
more information on how to add and/or change the priority of
the currently displayed channel in the scan list.
Changing the Scan List Status
Advanced Features
Procedure:
1 Long press the preprogrammed Scan List Programming
button (side button).
OR
Move the preprogrammed Scan List Programming switch
to programming position.
2 The display shows the programming mode icon and the first
list member.
3 U or D to the member you want to edit.
4 Press the Select button once to add the currently displayed
channel to the scan list.
OR
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Press the Select button one or more times to change the
scan list status icon of the currently displayed channel.
5 U or D to select more list members whose scan status you
want to change.
OR
Use the 16-Position Select knob to select another scan list
member.
6 Move the Scan List Programming switch out of
programming position.
Viewing and Changing the Priority Status
1 Below the Sel, Del, and Rcl screen, press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel to view and/or change the priority
status of the currently displayed channel.
OR
Below the Sel, Del, and Rcl screen, press the Select button
one or more times to view and/or change the scan list status
icon of the currently displayed channel.
2 A Scan icon indicates that the current channel is in the scan
list as a non-priority channel. The LED lights up solid green.
OR
A Priority-Two Channel Scan icon indicates that the current
channel is in the scan list as the Priority-Two channel. The
LED blinks green.
OR
A Priority-One Channel Scan icon indicates that the current
channel is in the scan list as the Priority-One channel. The
LED rapidly blinks green. You hear all traffic on the PriorityOne channel, regardless of traffic on non-priority channels.
OR
No icon indicates that the current channel is deleted from
the scan list.
This feature allows you to monitor traffic on different channels
by scanning a preprogrammed list of channels.
Turning Scan On or Off
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Scan button, or turn the
preprogrammed Scan switch to the Scan on or Scan off
position, to start or stop scan.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Scan.
Advanced Features
Procedure:
Scan
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Scan.
3 The display shows Scan off if scan is disabled. Press the
Menu Select button directly below Scan to enable scan.
OR
The display shows Scan on and the scan status icon if scan
is enabled. Press the Menu Select button directly below
Scan to disable scan.
4 The radio returns to the Home screen.
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Making a Dynamic Priority Change (Conventional
Scan Only)
While the radio is scanning, the dynamic priority change feature
allows you to temporarily change any channel in a scan list
(except for the Priority-One channel) to the Priority-Two
channel.
This change remains in effect until scan is turned off. Scan then
reverts to the preprogrammed (original) setting.
Procedure:
1 When the radio locks onto the channel designated as the
Advanced Features
new Priority-Two channel, press the preprogrammed
Dynamic Priority button.
2 The radio continues scanning the remaining channels in the
list.
Deleting a Nuisance Channel
If a channel continually generates unwanted calls or noise
(termed a “nuisance” channel), you can temporarily remove the
unwanted channel from the scan list.
This capability does not apply to priority channels or the
designated transmit channel.
Procedure:
1 When the radio is locked onto the channel to be deleted,
press the preprogrammed Nuisance Delete button.
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OR
< or > to Nuis. Press the Menu Select button directly below
Nuis.
2 The radio continues scanning the remaining channels in the
list.
Restoring a Nuisance Channel
Procedure:
To restore the deleted nuisance channel, do one of the
following:
• Turn the radio off and then turning it on again.
OR
• Stop and restart a scan via the preprogrammed Scan button
or menu.
OR
• Change the channel via the 16-Position Select knob.
Call Alert Paging
Even if other users are away from their radios, or if they are
unable to hear their radios, you can send them an individual
Call Alert page. You can also verify if a radio is active on the
system.
Depending on how your radio is programmed, when you make
an Enhanced Private Call, the radio either automatically sends
a call alert page if there is no answer after the maximum ring
time, OR when you press the PTT button.
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician.
Receiving a Call Alert Page
Procedure:
1 When you receive a Call Alert page, you hear four repeating
alert tones and the LED blinks green.
2 The call received icons blinks and the display shows Page
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Access (One-Touch) Call
Alert Paging button to send a page to the preprogrammed ID
and proceed to Step 5.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Page.
Advanced Features
This feature allows your radio to work like a pager.
Sending a Call Alert Page
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Page.
3 Press Cnts to scroll through and select the required ID.
OR
U or D to the required ID.
4 Press the PTT button to send the page.
5 The display shows Paging... <Number>.
received.
Press any button to clear the Call Alert page. See Making a
Talkgroup Call on page 34 or Making a Private Call
(Trunking Only) on page 34 for more information on returning
the call.
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6 If the call alert page is sent successfully, you hear a tone
and the display shows Ack received.
OR
If the call alert page is not acknowledged, you hear a low
tone and the display shows No acknowledge.
7 The radio returns to the Home screen.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Ok to return to
the Contacts screen.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
Advanced Features
1 < or > to Call.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Call.
3 U or D to select the alias or ID, and press the PTT button to
initiate the call.
4 If the target radio does not respond after a preprogrammed
period of time, the display shows Send page?.
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5 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to send
the call alert page.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to exit the
screen without sending the call alert page.
6 The display shows Paging... <Alias>.
7 If the call alert page is sent successfully, you hear a tone
and the display shows Ack received.
OR
If the call alert page is not acknowledged, you hear a low
tone and the display shows No acknowledge.
8 The radio returns to the Home screen.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Ok to return to
the Contacts screen.
Emergency Operation
If the Top (Orange) button is preprogrammed to send an
emergency signal, this signal overrides any other
communication over the selected channel.
Your radio supports the following Emergency modes:
This feature allows you to send a data transmission, which
identifies the radio sending the emergency, to the dispatcher.
Note:
Emergency button press timer by default is set to 1
second. This timer is programmable from 0 – 6
seconds by a qualified technician.
Procedure:
• Emergency Alarm
1 Press the preprogrammed Emergency button.
• Emergency Call (Trunking Only)
2 The display shows Emergency and the current zone or
• Emergency Alarm with Emergency Call
• Silent Emergency Alarm
Check with your dealer or system administrator for more
information on the programming of this feature.
Only one of the Emergency modes above can be assigned to
the preprogrammed Emergency button.
Note:
To exit emergency at any time, press and hold the
preprogrammed Emergency button for about a
second.
Man Down is an alternate way to activate the Emergency
feature on the condition the Emergency must be set up for this
feature to operate.
channel. You hear a short, medium-pitched tone and the
LED blinks red momentarily.
OR
You hear the radio sounds a short low-pitched tone to
indicate the selected channel does not support emergency
and rejects to launch emergency mode. The display shows
No emergency, if the selected channel does not support
emergency.
Advanced Features
The Emergency feature is used to indicate a critical situation.
Sending an Emergency Alarm
3 When you receive the dispatcher’s acknowledgment, the
display shows Ack received. You hear four tones, the
alarm ends, and the radio exits the Emergency Alarm mode.
OR
If no acknowledgement is received, the display shows
No acknowledge. The alarm ends and the radio exits the
Emergency Alarm mode.
See Man Down on page 59 for details.
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Sending an Emergency Call (Trunking Only)
This feature gives your radio priority access on a channel.
Note:
The radio operates in the normal dispatch manner
while in Emergency Call, except, if enabled, it returns
to one of the following:
• Tactical/Non-Revert – You talk on the channel you
selected before you entered the emergency state.
• Non-Tactical/Revert – You talk on a
preprogrammed emergency channel. The
emergency alarm is sent on this same channel.
Procedure:
Advanced Features
1 Press the preprogrammed Emergency button.
2 The display shows Emergency and the current zone or
channel. You hear short, medium-pitched tone and the
LED blinks red momentarily.
OR
You hear the radio sounds a short low-pitched tone to
indicate the selected channel does not support emergency
and rejects to launch emergency mode.
3 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
your mouth.
4 Press and hold the PTT button. Speak clearly into the
microphone.
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5 Release the PTT button to end the transmission and wait for
a response from the dispatcher.
6 Press and hold the preprogrammed Emergency button for
about a second to exit the Emergency Call mode.
Sending an Emergency Alarm with Emergency
Call
Procedure:
1 Press the preprogrammed Emergency button.
2 The display shows Emergency and the current zone or
channel. You hear a short, medium-pitched tone and the
LED blinks red momentarily.
OR
You hear the radio sounds a short low-pitched tone to
indicate the selected channel does not support emergency
and rejects to launch emergency mode.
3 The radio enters the Emergency Call state when:
You receive the dispatcher’s acknowledgment. The display
shows Ack received.
OR
You receive no acknowledgement. The display shows
No acknowledge.
OR
You press the PTT button while in the Emergency Alarm
mode.
4 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
Note:
your mouth.
For ALL Emergency signals, when changing channels:
• If the new channel is also preprogrammed for
microphone.
6 Release the PTT button to end the transmission and wait for
• If the new channel is NOT preprogrammed for
a response from the dispatcher.
Emergency, the display shows No emergency, and
you hear an invalid tone until you exit the Emergency
state or change to a channel preprogrammed for
Emergency.
7 Press and hold the preprogrammed Emergency button for
about a second to exit the Emergency Call mode.
Sending a Silent Emergency Alarm
Using the Emergency Keep-Alive Feature
This feature allows you to send an Emergency Alarm to another
radio without any audio or visual indicators.
This feature, when enabled, prevents the radio from being
turned off via the On/Off Control Knob when the radio is in the
Emergency state.
Procedure:
1 Press the preprogrammed Emergency button.
Note:
Advanced Features
Emergency, you can change channels while in
Emergency operation. The emergency alarm or call
continues on the new channel.
5 Press and hold the PTT button. Speak clearly into the
The radio only exits the Emergency state using one of
the ways mentioned in the previous sections.
2 The display shows no changes, the LED does not light up,
and you hear no tones.
3 The silent emergency state continues until you:
Press and hold the preprogrammed Emergency button for
about a second to exit the Silent Emergency Alarm mode.
OR
Press and release the PTT button to exit the Silent
Emergency Alarm mode and enter regular dispatch or
Emergency Call mode.
See Sending an Emergency Alarm on page 53,
Sending an Emergency Call (Trunking Only) on
page 54, Sending an Emergency Alarm with
Emergency Call on page 54, or Sending a Silent
Emergency Alarm on page 55.
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Fireground (Conventional Only)
The portable Fireground Communications System is designed
for deployment at an incident scene. It consists of five central
components:
• Your APX portable radios
• Incident Management Software
• Command Terminal
• Radio Frequency (RF) Modem
Advanced Features
• Portable Repeater (Optional)
These components provide on-scene and inbuilding radio
coverage, and enhanced personnel accountability and
monitoring.
The radio helps to indicate your presence on the scene if it is in
the range of the Incident Commander’s command terminal.
Each Fireground Communication System radio automatically
reports your radio’s ID on the commander’s mobile command
terminal. Your name, riding position and sector are all can be
configured to be seen at the Commander’s command terminal.
If you have a critical situation, you can press the Emergency
button which activates an alarm on the Incident Management
Software at the command terminal.
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The Fireground signals transmission is always exchanging data
between your radio and the RF Modem and command terminal.
The status of your radio includes
• Powering up or down the radio
• Automatic response to Polling
• Response to Evacuation commands
• Pressing the PTT button to make voice transmission
• Sending an Emergency Alarm and Call
Entering Fireground Zone Channel
Procedure:
1 Upon Powering Up
If the Fireground Zone Channel is set as default, you hear
gurgle tone and the home screen. You are in Fireground
zone channel.
OR
If the Fireground Zone Channel is set as default, but you
hear a short, low-pitched tone, the display shows Reg
failed to indicate that the command terminal does not
respond to Fireground Zone Channel. Get qualified
technician for assistance.
OR
Your home channel is not Fireground Zone Channel, toggle
or change the radio zone channel to Fireground Zone
Channel.
2 Listen for a transmission. Adjust the Volume Control Knob if
necessary.
hear the volume set tone. Adjust the Volume Control knob if
necessary. Release the Volume Set button.
OR
At the desired Fireground zone and channel, press the
preprogrammed Monitor button and listen for activity. Adjust
the Volume Control knob if necessary.
OR
If your radio is working in Fireground Zone Channel,
proceed to next step.
4 Press and hold the PTT button to transmit. The LED lights
up solid RED while transmitting. Talk into the microphone
clearly if needed.
5 Release the PTT button to receive. You hear a Transmit End
Tone.
When Incident Commander triggers Evacuation signal from his
command terminal, the RF Modem updates everyone in the
Fireground Communication System with the order to evacuate
the incident site.
Procedure:
1 Your radio sounds the Evacuation Tone at the profile’s
maximum alert tone volume level. The display shows
EVACUATE.
2 Moving the volume knob to adjust the volume of the
Evacuation Tone from full volume.
OR
Perform any action on the radio other than volume
adjustments to cancel the evacuation indications and update
the command terminal.
OR
If preprogrammed with Manual Acknowledgement of
Evacuation Command, press the PTT button shall cancel
the indications and acknowledge the command terminal.
Advanced Features
3 Press and hold the preprogrammed Volume Set button to
Responding to Evacuation Indicator
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Tactical Public Safety(TPS) (Conventional
Only)
Using TPS Normal Transmission
TPS enabled the users of a group to identify a transmission
starts and ends clearly by displaying the caller’s name or ID on
the radio display.
Procedure:
Advanced Features
1 At TPS Zone Channel
Press PTT button to transmit.Talk clearly into the
microphone. Release PTT button to listen.
OR
Receive and listen to call, the radio displays the caller’s
name or ID.
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Using TPS Emergency Transmission
Emergency Beacon – During Emergency if the TPS radio user
pushes the Emergency button, the radio sounds a Beacon at
the maximum volume of the radio at radio’s internal speaker
and it is not adjustable. This beacon goes to silent when user
presses the PTT button for voice transmission.
Emergency Call De-Key Sidetone – The radio sounds an alert
tone to remind radio user that the Emergency Mode is still
active after user releases the PTT button for an Emergency call
transmission. The volume of loudness depends on the
maximum tone at your radio profile.
Procedure:
1 Press the Emergency button to enter Emergency Mode.
You hear Emergency Beacon.
2 Press PTT button to make Emergency Call.
3 Release to listen. You hear Emergency Call De-Key
Sidetone. After a short pause, you hear Emergency Beacon.
4 Long press Emergency button to exit Emergency mode and
cancel Emergency Beacon.
Man Down
The Man Down feature has three phases:
i
ii
Man Down feature is an alternate way to activate the
Emergency feature if Emergency has been programmed in your
radio.
Your radio automatically activates Emergency Alarm or Call
when the radio achieves or passes a tilt angle threshold or a
combination of the angle threshold and radio motion below the
motion sensitivity level, depending upon how the radio is
programmed. The radio must stay in this condition for a
preprogrammed amount of time before the Emergency Alarm or
Call is activated.
Note:
It is recommended that an Emergency button is
preprogrammed in order to allow the user to exit the
emergency condition.
The Man Down feature provides a Clear function to the user.
After a Man Down condition has been detected, the user can
press a preprogrammed Clear button or preprogrammed Menu
Select button to cancel the Man Down condition. The radio
remains in the Man Down state without triggering an emergency
condition until the radio is moved out of the Man Down state, at
which point Man Down functionality resumes.
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The radio senses the Man Down condition and Pre-Alert
Timer is initiated.
Man Down condition continues for the time duration defined
in the Pre-Alert Timer field. At the end of this time, the radio
alerts the user on the Man Down status with an audible alert
tone and Man Down text on the screen. The Post-Alert
Timer also initiates at this point.
Man Down condition continues for the time duration defined
in the Post-Alert Timer field. Once the timer expires, the
Emergency alarm is transmitted. The Man Down Clear
function is used in this phase to cancel the Man Down
condition.
Advanced Features
Man Down condition is determined based upon the radio tilt
angle or a combination of radio tilt angle and the lack of radio
motion.
The following scenarios affect the timers:
• Pressing the PTT button suspends the Man Down timers;
releasing the PTT button reinitiates the Pre-Alert Timer.
• Pressing other buttons on the radio does not impact these
timers.
• Repositioning the radio exits the Man Down feature, which
stops and resets the timers.
• Pressing a preprogrammed Clear button or pressing a Menu
Select button preprogrammed for Clear stops and resets the
timers. The timers do not restart until the radio is
repositioned.
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Note:
Emergency must be set up for this feature to operate.
For details on operating the Emergency alerts, please
see Emergency Operation on page 53.
If the radio is preprogrammed to horizontal only, it
must be worn in a vertical position otherwise the Man
Down alert may be inadvertently triggered.
When the radio is programmed with Man Down
feature, special care is required when charging the
radio with a wall mounted charger. See Handling
Your Radio on page 112 for details.
Advanced Features
Pre-Alert Timer
This timer sets the amount of time that a Man Down condition
must be present before the radio-user is warned of the Man
Down condition.
When the radio detects that it has returned to the vertical
position or when the radio detects motion, the Pre-Alert timer
stops and is reset.
The Pre-Alert timer reinitiates when the radio detects it is in the
horizontal position or motionless again.
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Post-Alert Timer
This timer sets the amount of time the radio needs to remain in
the Man Down condition before the Emergency alarm is
transmitted. When the Post-Alert Timer is initiated, the radio
alerts the user with an audible tone and displays the
“Man-Down” text.
See Exiting Man Down Feature on page 61 to exit Man Down
feature.
Alerting User When Man Down Feature is
Triggered
The Man Down alert tone volume is directly related to the
radio’s volume. Ensure that the radio’s volume is loud enough
so that the user does not miss the Post-Alert tone.
Note:
If the radio is programmed with Silent Emergency, the
radio inhibits the alert tone and visual alert associated
with the emergency feature.
Note:
If the radio is programmed in Surveillance Mode, the
radio inhibits all tones and lights on the radio including
the Man Down tones.
Re-Initiating Man Down
When the user does not clear the Man Down condition and the
Post-Alert Timer comes to an end, Emergency Alarm or call is
triggered. The radio sends emergency message to units within
the same Talkgroup. The radio also sends ID number and GPS
coordinates to dispatcher if these features are enabled. User
can exit Emergency following the Emergency procedure. See
Emergency Operation on page 53 for details.
After exiting the Emergency Operation when the radio is still in
Man Down condition (tilted achieving threshold angle or
motionless), user must first exit Man Down condition to then reinitiate the Man Down feature.
Note:
At this point the Man Down features is complete. Use
normal Emergency procedures to cancel Emergency
transmissions.
Exiting Man Down Feature
Procedure:
Return the radio to the vertical position
OR
Shake the radio (when motion sensitivity is enabled).
Advanced Features
Triggering Emergency
If you are not in a real Man Down situation, you should exit the
Man Down feature and prevent emergency from going off with
the following operation.
Procedure:
Repositioning the radio or shaking the radio (when motion
sensitivity is enabled).
OR
Press the preprogrammed Man Down Clear button to exit.
OR
Press the Menu Select Button below Clr to exit.
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Testing the Man Down Feature
Handling Man Down Functional Error Messages
Note:
Procedure:
Enable the Emergency feature with Silent Alarm
disabled, but not in Surveillance Mode before running
this test on the radio.
Procedure:
When Man Down is enabled on the radio:
1 Turn the radio on and place in the vertical position, for at
least 5 seconds.
2 Lay the radio down in the horizontal position.
3 Wait for alert tone.
Advanced Features
4 The radio alerts with audible tone and displays Man-Down.
OR
If no tone is heard, make sure that the Man Down feature is
enabled on your radio. If Man Down feature was not
enabled, please enable it and go through steps 1,2 and 3
again.
OR
If the Man Down feature is enabled and no tone is heard,
send the radio to a qualified technician.
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1 If your radio display shows one of the following error
messages: Hardware board absent, Man-Down Hw
error or Hw Board Mismatch. Send the radio to the
qualified technician to fix this error.
Advanced
Automatic Registration Service (ARS)
Data applications within the fixed network can determine the
presence of a device on the system and send data to the
device. For example: Text Messaging Service (TMS).
The Automatic Registration Service for the radio consists of
two (2) modes:
• ARS Server Mode (default mode)
• ARS Non-Server Mode
Note:
The default ARS mode can be changed by a qualified
radio technician using the radio’s programming
software.
Procedure:
Turn the preprogrammed 16-Position Select knob, once the
zone you want is displayed, to the desired mode.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Chan.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Chan. The
display shows the current channel name.
3 U or D to the required channel or mode.
4 In ARS Server Mode, the display shows the User Login
Advanced Features
This feature provides an automated data application registration
for the radio. When you turn on the radio, the device
automatically registers with the server.
Selecting or Changing the ARS Mode
Indicator icon, the zone, and ARS server channel.
OR
In ARS Non-Server Mode, the display shows the User Login
Indicator icon, the zone, and ARS non-server channel.
OR
If the channel or mode selected is unprogrammed, the
display shows Unprogrammed. Repeat Step 3.
5 Press Sel to confirm the displayed channel.
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Accessing the User Login Feature
This feature allows you as the user to be associated with the
radio. With this association, every data application (Example:
Text Messaging Service) takes on a friendly username.
You can still send text messages without logging in as a user.
The user login feature only enables the recipient of your
message to identify you as the sender by assigning a username
to your message.
Note:
A predefined username that’s set more than the
maximum allowed characters is an invalid name.
Advanced Features
Logging In as a User
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Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed User Login button and proceed to
Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to User.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below User.
3 The display shows the User Login screen.
4 U or D to scroll through the list of predefined usernames.
Press the Menu Select button directly below Logn to select
the predefined username.
OR
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Press and hold U or D to scroll through the list of predefined
usernames at a fast scroll rate.
Press the Menu Select button directly below Logn to select
the predefined username.
5 If the selected predefined username is invalid, the display
shows momentary Invalid ID. Repeat Step 4.
6 In ARS Server Mode, the display shows the User Login
Indicator icon, the ID, and In progress, with Cncl.
OR
In ARS Non-Server Mode, the display shows the User Login
Indicator icon, the ID, and Logged in, with Logt and Exit.
OR
In non-ARS enabled mode, the display shows Offline, with
Logt and Exit.
7 If the username is invalid, login fails and the user login
failure indicator (IP indicator) icon blinks. The display also
shows momentary Login failed. Repeat Step 4.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Cncl to cancel
the login in progress screen and return to the initial user
login screen.
OR
Wait for the logged in confirmation screen. If the login
process is successful, the display shows the successful user
login indicator (IP indicator) icon and Logged in, with Logt
and Exit.
Logging Out
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Logt.
2 The display shows Clear private data?.
OR
If the Delete Messages On Session End feature is enabled,
the radio clears the private data and returns to User Login
screen.
3 Select Yes to clear all your private data. The display shows
momentary Private data cleared.
OR
Select No to keep your private data.
Note:
Private data refers to all messages in the text
messaging inbox, Draft, and Sent folder. The next user
is able to access the Inbox, Draft and Sent messages if
private data is not deleted.
This features allows you to quickly send and receive messages
and run database queries directly from your radios.
The types of text messages available:
• A new text message (free form message).
• A predefined message (quick text message).
• An edited quick text message.
The main menu consists of the following options:
• Inbox
Advanced Features
When you have logged in or you are using Offline mode, you
can log out.
Text Messaging Service (TMS)
• Compose
• Drafts
• Sent
Note:
See Status Icons on page 15 for more information on
the TMS icons and TMS Menu Options on page 20 for
more information on each menu option.
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Advanced Features
Accessing the TMS Features
Sending a Quick Text Message
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Quick Text messages are messages that are predefined and
usually consist of messages that are used most frequently.
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back at
any time to return to the previous screen.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Quick Text button and proceed to
Step 4.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the TMS
Feature button to access the TMS feature screen.
OR
Press and hold the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the
TMS Feature button to access the Inbox.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to TMS.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to access
the TMS feature screen.
3 U or D to scroll through the main menu options.
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Each Quick Text message has a maximum length of 50
characters. You can select the required text from the Quick Text.
1 < or > to TMS.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to access
the TMS feature screen.
3 U or D to Compose and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return to
the Home screen.
4 U or D to Quick Text and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel for a predefined message.
5 U or D to scroll through the list of messages and press the
Menu Select button directly below Sel to select the required
message.
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
button directly below Sel.
8 U or D to scroll through the address list and highlight the
required address.
9 Press the Menu Select button below Sel or the PTT button
to send the message.
10 The display shows the Send Message screen and
Sending msg.
11 If the message is sent, you hear a tone and the display
shows Msg sent.
OR
If the message is not sent, you hear a low tone and the
display shows Send failed.
12 The radio returns to main TMS screen.
Note:
You can append a priority status and/or a request reply
to your message. See Using the Priority Status and
Request Reply Features on page 67 for more
information.
Features
Before sending your message, you can append a priority status
and/or a request reply to your message.
Appending a Priority Status to a Text Message
Note:
The Priority Status icon on a message does not imply
that the message gets higher priority over the other
messages when it is being transmitted. It is just an
indication that can be embedded into a message to let
the receiver know that the message is important.
Procedure:
Advanced Features
7 U or D to Send Message and press the Menu Select
Using the Priority Status and Request Reply
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Mark Important and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel to indicate the message as
important.
3 The priority status icon appears beside the normal message
icon on the label bar.
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Removing a Priority Status from a Text Message
Removing a Request Reply from a Text Message
Procedure:
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Mark as Normal and press the Menu Select
2 U or D to No Req Reply and press the Menu Select button
button directly below Sel to remove the priority status from
the message.
3 The display shows the normal message icon on the label
bar.
Appending a Request Reply to a Text Message
Advanced Features
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Req Reply and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel to request for a reply.
3 The request reply icon appears beside the normal message
icon on the label bar.
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directly below Sel to remove the request reply icon from the
message.
3 The display shows the normal message icon on the label
bar.
Appending a Priority Status and a Reply Request to a
Text Message
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Mark Important and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel to indicate the message as
important.
AND
U or D to Req Reply and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel to request for a reply.
3 The priority status and request reply icons appear beside
the normal message icon on the label bar.
Removing a Priority Status and a Reply Request from
a Text Message
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
Receiving a Text Message
Note:
2 U or D to Mark as Normal and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel to indicate the message as normal
and no request reply.
AND
U or D to No Req Reply and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel to request for a reply.
3 The display shows the normal message icon on the label
bar.
When you receive a message that is flagged with the
“Request Reply” icon, you must manually respond to
the sender that you have received the message. The
system will not automatically send back a notification
that the radio has received such message.
Procedure:
When you receive a message, press and hold the
preprogrammed Data Feature button or the TMS Feature
button to access the Inbox and go to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
Advanced Features
Procedure:
Managing Text Messages
1 The new message icon appears and the display shows
momentary New msg.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS.
3 U or D to Inbox and press the Menu Select button below
Sel.
4 The display shows a list of aliases or IDs, with the sender of
the latest received message on top.
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Viewing a Text Message from the Inbox
While on the view message screen, press the Menu Select
button directly below Rply, Del, or Back to access the option.
The Inbox can hold up to thirty (30) messages.
Note:
U or D to read the message if fills more than one
Advanced Features
screen.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the TMS
Feature button to access the TMS feature screen, and proceed
to Step 3.
OR
Press and hold the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the
TMS Feature button to access the Inbox and proceed to Step 4.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to TMS.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to access
the TMS feature screen.
3 U or D to Inbox and press the Menu Select button below
Sel.
4 The display shows a list of aliases or IDs, with the sender of
the latest received message on top.
5 U or D to the required aliases or ID and press the Menu
Select button below Sel to view the message.
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• Select Rply to reply the message.
• Select Del to delete the message.
• Select Back to return to the previous screen.
Note:
The icon at the top right corner of the screen indicates
the status of the message. See Text Messaging
Service (TMS) Icons on page 19 for more information.
Replying to a Received Text Message
Note:
The original date and time stamp, address and
message content is automatically appended to the
reply message.
Procedure:
1 U or D to the required aliases or ID and press the Menu
Select button below Sel to view the message.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Rply to reply to
a message.
3 The display shows a list of Quick Text. Press the Menu
Select button directly below Optn once you have selected
the message.
4 U or D to Send Message and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel to send the message.
5 The display shows the Send Message screen and
Sending msg.
Note:
You can append a priority status and/or a request reply
to your message. See Using the Priority Status and
Request Reply Features on page 67 for more
information.
Managing Sent Text Messages
Once a message is sent to another radio, it is saved in the Sent
folder. The most recent sent text message is always added to
the top of the Sent list.
The Sent folder is capable of storing a maximum of ten (10) last
sent messages. When the folder is full, the oldest message in
the folder is deleted when the 11th message comes in.
Viewing a Sent Text Message
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the TMS
Feature button to access the TMS feature screen, and proceed
to
Step 3.
1 < or > to TMS.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to access
the TMS feature screen.
3 U or D to Sent and press the Menu Select button below
Sel.
4 The display shows a list of aliases or IDs, with the recipient
of latest sent message on top.
5 U or D to the required aliases or ID and press the Menu
Select button below Sel to view the message.
Advanced Features
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back at any time to
return to the previous screen.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
While on the view message screen, press the Menu Select
button directly below Optn, Del, or Back to access the option.
• Select Optn to configure the message settings.
• Select Del to delete the message.
• Select Back to return to the previous screen.
Note:
The icon at the top right corner of the screen indicates
the status of the message. See Text Messaging
Service (TMS) Icons on page 19 for more information.
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Sending a Sent Text Message
Deleting a Text Message
Procedure:
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn while
From the Inbox or Sent screen:
viewing the message.
2 U or D to Send Message and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel.
3 U or D to scroll through the address list and highlight the
required address.
4 Press the Menu Select button below Sel or the PTT button
to send the message.
Advanced Features
5 The display shows the Send Message screen and
Sending msg.
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back at any time to
return to the previous screen.
Note:
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You can append a priority status and/or a request reply
to your message. See Using the Priority Status and
Request Reply Features on page 67 for more
information.
1 U or D to scroll through the messages.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Del to delete
the current message.
Deleting All Text Messages
Press the preprogrammed Data Feature button or the TMS
Feature button to access the TMS feature screen, and proceed
to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to TMS.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to access
the TMS feature screen.
3 U or D to Inbox or Sent then press the Menu Select
button below Clr to select all messages in the selected
folder.
4 The display shows Del All?.
5 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to delete
all the messages in the selected folder.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to return to
the main TMS screen.
Secure radio operation provides the highest commercially
available level of voice security on both trunked and
conventional channels.
Unlike other forms of security, Motorola digital encryption
provides signaling that makes it virtually impossible for others to
decode any part of an encrypted message.
Selecting Secure Transmissions
Procedure:
Turn the preprogrammed Secure/Clear switch to the secure
position.
Note:
Advanced Features
Procedure:
Secure Operations
If the selected channel is preprogrammed for clear-only
operation – when you press the PTT button, you hear
an invalid mode tone and the display shows Clear TX
only.
The radio will not transmit until you set the Secure/
Clear switch to the clear position.
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Selecting Clear Transmissions
Managing Encryption
Procedure:
Turn the preprogrammed Secure/Clear switch to the clear
position.
Loading an Encryption Key
Note:
If the selected channel is preprogrammed for secureonly operation – when you press the PTT button, you
hear an invalid mode tone and the display shows
Secure TX only.
Advanced Features
The radio will not transmit until you set the Secure/
Clear switch to the secure position.
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The radio can be configured to ignore the clear voice or
insecured transmission when the radio is in secured
transmission. Check with your agent for details.
Note:
Refer to the key-variable loader (KVL) manual for
equipment connections and setup.
Procedure:
1 Attach the KVL to your radio.
2 The display shows Keyloading, and all other radio
functions, except for power down, backlight, and volume,
are locked out.
3 Select the required keys and press the Menu Select button
directly below LOAD on the KVL. This loads the encryption
keys into your radio.
4 When the key has been loaded successfully, you hear a
short tone for single-key radios.
OR
When the key has been loaded successfully, you hear an
alternating tone for multikey radios.
Selecting an Encryption Key
This feature allows the radio to be equipped with different
encryption keys and supports the DES-OFB algorithm.
Procedure:
There are two types:
• Conventional Multikey – The encryption keys can be tied
(strapped), on a one-per-channel basis, through Customer
Programming Software. In addition, you can have operatorselectable keys, operator-selectable keysets, and operatorselectable key erasure. If talkgroups are enabled in
conventional, then the encryption keys are strapped to the
talkgroups.
• Trunked Multikey – If you use your radio for both
conventional and trunked applications, you have to strap your
encryption keys for trunking on a per-talkgroup or
announcement-group basis. In addition, you may strap a
different key to other features, such as dynamic regrouping,
failsoft, or emergency talkgroup. You can have operatorselectable key erasure.
1 < or > to Key.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Key. The
display shows the last user-selected and stored encryption
key, and the available menu selections.
3 U or D to scroll through the encryption keys.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to save the
newly selected key and return to the Home screen.
OR
Press H, the PTT button, or the Menu Select button directly
below Exit to exit.
OR
Turn the 16-Position Select knob to exit.
Note:
Advanced Features
Using the Multikey Feature
If the selected key is erased, you hear a momentary
keyfail tone and the display shows Key fail.
OR
If the selected key is not allowed, you hear a
momentary illegal key tone and the display shows
Illegal key.
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Selecting a Keyset
Erasing the Selected Encryption Keys
This feature allows you to select one or more groups of several
encryption keys from among the available keys stored in the
radio.
This feature allows you to erase all or selected encryption keys.
For example, you could have a group of three keys structured to
one keyset, and another group of three different keys structured
to another keyset; by changing keysets, you would
automatically switch from one set of keys to the other.
Every channel to which one of the original keys was tied now
has the equivalent new key instead.
Advanced Features
Note:
Press H, the PTT button, or the Exit menu selection,
or turn the 16-Position Select knob to exit this menu at
any time without changing the keyset selection.
Procedure:
Procedure:
1 < or > to Eras.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Eras. The
display shows the last user-selected and stored encryption
key, and the available menu selections.
3 U or D to the desired encryption key.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn. The
display shows the available key erase options.
5 U or D to the required option and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel.
6 At Erase all keys?, press the Menu Select button directly
below Yes to erase all the encryption keys in the radio OR
No to return to the previous screen.
OR
At Erase single key?, press the Menu Select button
directly below Yes to erase the displayed encryption key
OR No to return to the previous screen.
1 < or > to KSet.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below KSet. The
display shows the last user-selected and stored keyset, and
the available keyset menu selections.
3 U or D to scroll through the keysets.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to save the
7 Press H, the PTT button, or the Menu Select button directly
below Exit to exit.
OR
Turn the 16-Position Select knob to exit.
newly selected keyset.
5 The radio exits keyset selection and returns to the Home
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OR
Requesting an Over-the-Air Rekey (ASTRO Only)
1 Press and hold the Top Side (Select) button.
This feature, also known as OTAR, allows the dispatcher to
reprogram the encryption keys in the radio remotely. The
dispatcher performs the rekey operation upon receiving a rekey
request from the user.
2 While holding Top Side (Select) button down, press the Top
Procedure:
(Orange) button.
3 The display shows Please wait.
4 When all the encryption keys have been erased, the display
shows All keys erased.
Note:
DO NOT press the Top (Orange) button before
pressing the Top Side (Select) button, unless you are
in an emergency situation as this sends an emergency
alarm.
1 < or > to Reky.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Reky.
3 Press the PTT button to send the rekey request.
OR
Press the PTT button again, or the Home or Emergency
button, to exit the feature and transmit in normal mode.
Advanced Features
Use the preprogrammed Top Side (Select) button and Top
(Orange) button to erase the single key in radios with the
single-key option, and to erase all keys in radios with the
multikey option.
4 If the rekey operation fails, you hear a bad-key tone and the
display shows Rekey fail.
Note:
The rekey operation failure indicates that your radio
does not contain the Unique Shadow Key (USK). This
key must be loaded into the radio with the key-variable
loader (KVL) before the rekey request can be sent.
Refer to your local key management supervisor for
more information.
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MDC Over-the-Air Rekeying (OTAR) Page
Hear Clear
This feature allows to view or define MDC Over-the-Air
Rekeying (OTAR) features.It is applied only when operating in
secure encrypted mode and only for conventional
communications. In additional to Rekey Requests, OTAR
transmissions include Delayed Acknowledgements, and Powerup Acknowledgements.
There are two components of Hear Clear.
Some of the options selected may also need to be set up at the
Key Management Controller (KMC) site to work properly.
Advanced Features
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician. Check with your dealer or system
administrator for more information.
Infinite UKEK Retention
This feature enables Unique Key Encryption Key (UKEK) to be
permanently stored in the radio even when all of the encryption
keys is erased. Without this UKEK key, the radio could not be
over the air rekeyed.
Note:
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This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician. Check with your dealer or system
administrator for more information.
1 Companding:
Reduces the channel noise, e.g. OTA transmission, that is
predominantly present in UHF2 and 900 MHz channel with
the following features.
• Compressor – reduces the background noise flow and the
speech signal at transmitting radio.
• Expander – expands the speech while the noise flow
remains the same at receiving radio.
2 Random FM Noise Canceller (Flutter Fighter):
Reduces the unwanted effects of random FM noise pulses
caused by channel fading under high Signal-to-Noise (S/N)
conditions such as in a moving in a transportation. The fading
effects, heard as audio pops and clicks, are cancelled without
affecting the desired audio signal.
The Random FM Noise Canceller operates only in receive
mode.
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician. Check with your dealer or system
administrator for more information.
The Global Positioning System (GPS)
• Inside of buildings, trains, or other covered vehicles
• Under any other metal or concrete roof or structure
For example, GPS location fixes are very difficult to obtain
indoors, in covered locations, between high buildings, or in
situations where you have not established a clear broad view of
the sky.
Understanding the GPS Feature
The GPS technology uses radio signals from earth orbiting
satellites, to establish the location coordinates, maximizing your
view of clear unobstructed sky is essential for optimum
performance.
Where adequate signals from multiple satellites are not
available (usually because you cannot establish a view of a
wide area of the sky), the GPS feature of your radio will not
work. Such situations include but are not limited to:
• Between tall buildings or under dense tree-cover
• In temperature extremes outside the operating limits of your
radio
Even where location information can be calculated in such
situations, it may take longer to do so, and your location
estimate may not be as accurate. Therefore, in any emergency
situation, always report your location to your dispatcher.
Note:
Even where adequate signals from multiple satellites
are available, your GPS feature only provides an
approximate location, usually within 20 meters from
your actual location, but sometimes further away.
Advanced Features
This feature uses information from the Global Positioning
System (GPS) satellites orbiting the Earth to determine the
approximate geographical location of your radio, expressed as
latitude and longitude or MGRS format per request from
customer. The availability and accuracy of this location
information (and the amount of time that it takes to calculate it)
varies depending on the environment in which you are using the
GPS feature.
Keep in mind that the accuracy of the location information and
the time it takes to obtain it varies depending upon
circumstances, particularly the ability to receive signals from an
adequate number of satellites.
Note:
The satellites used by the GPS feature are controlled
by the U.S. government and are subject to changes
implemented in accordance with the Department of
Defense GPS user policy and the Federal Radio
Navigation Plan. These changes may affect the
performance of the GPS feature on your radio.
• Underground locations
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Enhancing GPS Performance
Sometimes, the GPS feature may be unable to complete a
location calculation successfully. You then see a message
indicating that your radio cannot connect to enough visible
satellites.
To maximize the ability of your radio to determine a fix, please
note the following guidelines:
Programmable Waypoints
Preprogrammed Waypoints
Fixed location coordinates:
• Home
User-configurable location
coordinates.
• Emergency
• For your initial fix, hold the radio in the face position.
• Last Known Location
• Stay in the open. The GPS feature works best where there is
• Destination
nothing between your radio and a large amount of open sky.
The Outdoor Location Feature (Using GPS)
Advanced Features
The radio also stores four (4) preprogrammed waypoints. These
coordinates cannot be deleted.
Coordinates can be deleted
one at a time, or all at once.
Coordinates cannot be
deleted.
This feature allows you to determine your current location using
a location menu, as well as your current distance and bearing in
relation to another location. Radio location may be requested
and reported over-the-air.
Note:
Your radio stores up to a maximum of sixty (60) programmable
location coordinates, also known as waypoints. When the
memory is full, the next waypoints automatically replaces the
oldest waypoints in the radio.
Enabling MGRS Coordinates
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The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
This feature can only be enabled through CPS configuration.
When the MGRS coordinate is enabled, all location coordinates
are displayed in MGRS format, including the editable locations
in GPS.
Accessing the Outdoor Location Feature
An ON menu key may be present on the location menu
if it is preprogrammed by the dealer or system
administrator.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed GPS button to toggle the Outdoor
Location feature on or off.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Loc.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Loc.
3 The display shows Location off.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below On to obtain a
location fix.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
U or D to Turn On GPS and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
5 The front display shows the MGRS or latitude/longitude
a new location fix.
7 The top line temporarily displays Please wait while the new
location is being determined.
While the new location is being determined, the location
signal can be a solid or blinking icon.
8 Once the location coordinates are fixed, the display shows
the current latitude and longitude, along with the UTC (Zulu)
time and date that the location fix was obtained.
The location coordinates are updated automatically every
five seconds while the location signal is present.
OR
If the radio fails to get a location fix, the display shows No
service and returns to the previous display.
Advanced Features
Note:
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Rfsh to obtain
9 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to exit the
feature and return to the main screen.
OR
Press H, the PTT button, or the preprogrammed GPS
button to return to the Home screen.
The radio also exits the menu if the emergency button is
pressed.
location, time and date of the last successful location fix.
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Saving a Waypoint
Viewing a Saved Waypoint
Procedure:
While in the current location display:
Procedure:
While in the current location display:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Save as Waypt and press the Menu Select
2 U or D to Waypoints and press the Menu Select button
Advanced Features
button directly below Sel.
OR
U or D to Save as Home and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
OR
U or D to Save as Dest. and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
3 The display shows Current loc saved as <Waypoint
name>.
OR
The display shows Current loc saved as {Home}.
OR
The display shows Current loc saved as {Destination}.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to exit the
feature and return to the main screen.
OR
Press H, the PTT button, or the preprogrammed GPS
button to return to the Home screen.
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directly below Sel.
3 The display shows a list of waypoints.
4 U or D to scroll through the list.
OR
U or D to select a waypoint to view the location information
in full.
5 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
6 U or D to View and press the Menu Select button directly
below Sel to view the MGRS or latitude/longitude location,
time and date of the selected waypoint.
7 Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
OR
Press H, the PTT button, or the preprogrammed GPS
button to return to the Home screen.
Deleting All Saved Waypoints
Procedure:
While in the current location display:
Procedure:
While in the current location display:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Waypoints and press the Menu Select button
2 U or D to Waypoints and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
directly below Sel.
3 The display shows a list of waypoints.
3 The display shows a list of waypoints.
4 U or D to the required saved waypoint, and press the Menu
4 U or D to a saved waypoint, and press the Menu Select
Select button directly below Optn.
U or D to Edit name and press the Menu Select button
directly below Del.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Del.
5 The display shows Delete <Waypoint name> Confirm?.
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to delete
the waypoint.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to return to
the Waypoints main screen.
7 The display shows momentary <Waypoint name> deleted
before the radio returns to the Waypoints main screen.
button directly below Optn.
5 U or D to Delete All and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
Advanced Features
Deleting a Single Saved Waypoint
6 The display shows Delete All saved waypnts Confirm?.
7 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to delete
all waypoints.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to return to
the Waypoints main screen.
8 The display shows momentary All saved waypnts
deleted before the radio returns to the Waypoints main
screen.
You cannot delete any of the preprogrammed waypoints.
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Measuring the Distance and Bearing from a Saved
Waypoint
Procedure:
While in the current location display:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn.
2 U or D to Dist frm here and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
3 The display shows a list of waypoints.
4 U or D to the required waypoint, and press the Menu Select
button directly below Sel.
Advanced Features
5 The display shows the distance and bearing from the current
to the selected coordinates.
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Using the Location Feature While in Emergency
Mode
When the Emergency feature is activated by pressing the
emergency button, the radio exits the Location menu and
returns to the Home (default) screen so that you can see which
channel the emergency signal is going out on.
However, you may re-enter the Location menu while still in
emergency mode, provided that Silent Emergency has not been
activated.
If you have turned Location off using the ON/OFF menu key, it
automatically turns back on when Emergency is activated.
If there is a solid location signal during Emergency, the current
location and the location information received is saved as
Emergency and Last Known Location waypoints, respectively.
Trunking System Controls
The failsoft system ensures continuous radio communications
during a trunked system failure. If a trunking system fails
completely, the radio goes into failsoft operation and
automatically switches to its failsoft channel.
Procedure:
1 During failsoft operation, your radio transmits and receives
in conventional operation on a predetermined frequency.
2 You hear a medium-pitched tone every 10 seconds and the
display shows Failsoft.
When the trunking system returns to normal operation, your
radio automatically leaves failsoft operation and returns to
trunked operation.
When your radio goes out of the range of the system, it can no
longer lock onto a control channel.
Procedure:
1 You hear a low-pitched tone.
AND/OR
The display shows the currently selected zone/channel
combination and Out of range.
2 Your radio remains in this out-of-range condition until:
It locks onto a control channel.
OR
It locks onto a failsoft channel.
OR
It is turned off.
Advanced Features
Using the Failsoft System
Going Out of Range
Using the Site Trunking Feature
If the zone controller loses communication with any site, that
site reverts to site trunking.
The display shows the currently selected zone/channel
combination and Site trunking.
Note:
When this occurs, you can communicate only with
other radios within your trunking site.
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Locking and Unlocking a Site
Viewing and Changing a Site
This feature allows your radio to lock onto a specific site. This
feature should be used with caution, since it inhibits roaming to
another site in a wide-area system.
This feature allows you to view the name of the current site or
forces your radio to change to a new one.
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Site Lock/Unlock button to toggle the
lock state between locked and unlocked.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Site.
Advanced Features
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Site.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Lock to lock
the site. The display shows Site locked.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Unlk to unlock
the site. The display shows Site unlocked.
4 The radio saves the new site lock state and returns to the
Home screen.
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Viewing the Current Site
Procedure:
1 Press the preprogrammed Site Displ/Srch button.
2 The display momentarily shows the name of the current site
and its corresponding received signal strength indicator
(RSSI).
Changing the Current Site
Procedure:
1 Press and hold down the preprogrammed Site Displ/Srch
button.
2 You hear a tone and the display shows momentary
Scanning site.
3 When the radio finds a new site, it returns to the Home
screen.
Note:
The use of this feature requires the "Full Feature"
expansion board together with the Bluetooth Software.
This feature allows your radio to extend its functionality by
connecting to external proprietary Motorola Accessories.
Turning the Bluetooth On
Procedure:
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Status and press the Menu Select button
directly below On. The display shows Status On, and b
appears to indicate Bluetooth is on.
OR
The display shows Bluetooth on failed to indicate
Bluetooth has failed to launch.
The default setting for Bluetooth-enabled radio is Bluetooth ON.
See Turning the Bluetooth Off on page 88 to turn the
Bluetooth OFF.
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return
to the Home screen.
Advanced Features
Mission Critical Wireless
- Bluetooth® -
OR
1 Press the preprogrammed button to turn the Bluetooth on.
2 You hear a short, medium-pitched tone. The display shows
momentary Bluetooth on, and b appears to indicate
Bluetooth is on.
OR
The display shows Bluetooth on failed to indicate
Bluetooth has failed to launch.
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Turning the Bluetooth Off
Re-Pair Timer
Procedure:
There are two options for configuring the radio’s Bluetooth
pairing type. The type defines the duration the radio and the
accessory retain the pairing information.
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Status and press the Menu Select button
directly below Off. The display shows Status Off, and b
disappears.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return
to the Home screen.
Advanced Features
OR
1 Press the preprogrammed button to turn the Bluetooth off.
2 You hear a short, medium-pitched tone. The display shows
momentary Bluetooth off, and b disappears.
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• Immediate – (For headset and PTT only.) When the radio
and/or device is turned off after pairing, the keys are lost. Due
to this, when your radio and your device are turned back on,
they are unable to re-connect. The user must re-pair the
devices to re-establish a new set of pairing keys. See Pairing
Bluetooth Device with the Radio on page 90.
• Infinite – (For headset, PTT and data devices.) When the
radio and/or device are turned off after pairing, keys are NOT
lost. When the radio and the device are turned back on, they
can resume the Bluetooth connection without user
intervention.
Bluetooth Drop Timer
Re-Pair Timer Scenarios
• When the radio is powered OFF, pairing
key is lost immediately, and accessory
attempts to pair again. If pairing is
unsuccessful within the Drop Timer value,
the accessory automatically powers OFF.
Immediate
(for headset
and PTT only)
• When the accessory is powered OFF, all
keys are lost immediately, and the user
must re-pair the devices.
The Bluetooth Drop Timer has two different settings and
functions, depending upon the selection of the Re-Pair Timer.:
Re-Pair Timer
Options
Drop Timer Options
Immediate
(for headset
and PTT only)
0 – 15 minutes programmable buffer time to
re-establish the Bluetooth Connection when
the Bluetooth signal is out of range.
If either device powers OFF, the pairing keys
are immediately cleared from both devices
and the devices must re-pair.
• When the devices lose Bluetooth
connection, the devices will attempt to reestablish Bluetooth Connection within the
Drop Timer value.
Infinite
(for headset,
PTT and data
devices)
• When the radio is powered OFF, the
accessory attempts to re-establish the
Bluetooth Connection for a period of time
depending upon the Drop Timer value. If
the devices fails to reconnect within the
period, the accessory then powers OFF.
Infinite
(for headset,
PTT and data
devices)
This Timer only applies to the accessory.
The programmable timer choices are: 0 – 15
minutes, 2 hours, 4 hours or 8 hours.
This is a "stay alive" time that the accessory
will remain ON without the devices reconnecting before powering off. The radio
will remain ON until the user powers the
Radio OFF. The radio and accessory will
remain paired indefinitely. Once the devices
re-connect, the timer is reset.
Advanced Features
Re-Pair Timer
Options
Check with your dealer or system administrator for more
information about these timers.
See Pairing Bluetooth Device with the Radio on page 90 to
establish the Bluetooth Connection.
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Pairing Bluetooth Device with the Radio
Procedure:
Note:
Bluetooth
Pairing
Location
Bluetooth tones, Bluetooth menu and Preprogrammed
buttons must be preprogrammed by a qualified radio
technician. Check with your dealer or system
administrator for more information.
With your radio’s Bluetooth feature ON, and the Bluetooth tones
enabled:
1 Turn on the accessory, then place it close to your radio
aligning the Bluetooth Pairing Location on the radio to the
blue dot-pairing indicator on the accessory.
Advanced Features
2 If the pairing process is successful, you hear an
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The range of Bluetooth operation is 10 meters line-of-sight
communication. This is an unobstructed path between the
location of the signal transmitter (your radio) and the location of
the receiver (your device or accessory).
Obstacles that can cause an obstruction in the line-of-sight
include trees, buildings, mountains, cars and etc.
It is NOT recommended that you leave your radio behind and
expect your accessory to work with a high degree of reliability
when they are separated.
At the fringe areas of reception, both voice and tone quality will
start to sound "garbled" or "broken". To correct this problem,
simply position the accessory and radio closer to each other
(within the 10 meter defined range) to re-establish clear audio
reception.
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incremental-pitched tone to indicate paired.
OR
If the pairing process fails, you hear a short, low-pitched
tone. The display shows Bluetooth pairing failed. Repeat
step 1 again.
3 The radio continues to connect to the device.
If the connecting process is successful, you hear an
incremental-pitched tone. The display shows <Device
Type> connected, and the Bluetooth icon turns from b to
a.
OR
If the device already has pairing records and the connecting
process fails, you hear a short, low-pitched tone. The
display shows <Device Type> connect failed. Repeat
step 2 to reconnect the Bluetooth device.
Indicating Bluetooth Connection is Lost
The radio shows a when the devices have a Bluetooth
connection. Below is the scenario and radio indications when
the connection is interrupted.
Procedure:
1 The a starts blinking for up to 10 seconds. You hear a
decremental-pitched tone and the display shows <Device
Type> alternating with disconnected.
Turning On the Bluetooth Audio (Routing the
Audio from the Radio to the Headset)
Procedure:
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Bluetooth spkr and press the Menu Select
button directly below On. The display shows On.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return
to the Home screen.
OR
Advanced Features
OR
If the connecting process is immediately following the
pairing process and the connecting process fails to
complete within the 6 seconds, you hear a decrementalpitched tone to indicate unpaired. The display shows
<Device Type> unpaired. Repeat step 1 to re-initiate the
pairing process.
1 Press the preprogrammed button to route the audio routing
from the radio to the headset.
2 You hear a short, medium-pitched tone. The display shows
Headset on.
2 If the Bluetooth device fails to re-connect within 10 seconds,
the display shows momentary <Device Type>
connected, and a stops blinking.
OR
If the Bluetooth device fails to re-connect within 10 seconds,
the blinking a is replaced by a persistent b.
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Turning Off the Bluetooth Audio (Routing the
Audio from the Headset to the Radio)
Adjusting the Volume of the Radio from Bluetooth
Audio Device
Procedure:
Procedure:
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
With the Bluetooth audio device connected to the radio:
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Bluetooth spkr and press the Menu Select
button directly below Off. The display shows Off.
1 Adjust volume up/down on the bluetooth audio device.
2 The radio display shows Volume XX and you hear a short,
medium-pitched tone.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return
to the Home screen.
Information
OR
Advanced Features
Viewing and Clearing the Bluetooth Device
1 Press the preprogrammed button to route the audio routing
from the headset to the radio.
2 You hear a short, medium-pitched tone. The display shows
Speaker on.
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Procedure:
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Devices. Once you toggle the highlight to
Devices the display shows XX connected alternates with
XX paired. Press the Menu Select button directly below
Sel to see the details.
3 The display shows No devices if there are no active
Bluetooth devices being paired or connected.
OR
If there are devices being paired or connected, U or D
along the <Device Friendly Name> to see the status of
each device.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
button directly below Clr.
5 The display shows <Device Friendly Name> clear?.
6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Yes to
proceed.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below No to return to
previous screen.
7 The display shows <Device Friendly Name> cleared to
indicate clearing is successful.
OR
You hear the radio sounds a short, low-pitched tone. The
display shows <Device Friendly Name> clear failed. The
display returns to previous screen.
8 Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
Note:
If Re-Pair Timer is set to infinite and you clear keys on
the radio, you must clear keys on all previously paired
devices as well. (Please see your accessories manual
for further details.)
Procedure:
Long press the preprogrammed Bluetooth On/Off button. You
hear a short, medium-pitched tone. Proceed to step 3.
OR
In the Bluetooth feature screen:
1 U or D to Devices and press the Menu Select button
directly below Clr to clear all active Bluetooth devices. You
hear a short, medium-pitched tone.
2 The display shows Clear all BT devices?. Press the Menu
Select button directly below Yes to proceed.
Advanced Features
4 U or D to the required device, press the Menu Select
Clearing All Bluetooth Devices Information
3 The display shows Please wait to indicate clearing is in
progress.
4 The display shows All BT devices cleared to indicate
clearing is successful.
OR
You hear the radio sounds a short, low-pitched tone. The
display shows Clear all BT devices failed.
The display returns to Bluetooth feature screen.
Note:
If Re-Pair Timer is set to infinite and you clear keys on
the radio, you must clear keys on all previously paired
devices as well. (Please see your accessories manual
for further details.)
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Viewing the Bluetooth Friendly Name
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
Procedure:
1 < or > to BT. Press the Menu Select button directly below
BT to access the Bluetooth feature screen.
2 U or D to Friendly Name. The display shows Friendly
Advanced Features
name and the preprogrammed <Bluetooth Friendly
Name>.
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Programming Over Project 25 (POP 25)
(ASTRO 25 and ASTRO Conventional)
This feature enables configuration data to be upgraded to your
radio over-the-air. This feature retains full use of the radio
during the configuration data transfer without interrupting
communication. The upgrade pauses to give priorities to voice
call, and continues after the voice call ended.
Once a configuration upgrade is downloaded to your radio, you
can install new changes immediately or delay changes to be
installed on the radio when it is being powered up. Your radio
can also be configured to allow you to accept or reject an
upgrade.
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician. Check with your dealer or system
administrator for more information.
Responding to the notification of Upgrade
Utilities
1 The display shows Upgrade?.
2 Press the Menu Select button below Acpt to accept the
request to upgrade immediately. The display shows
Upg Rx In Prog to indicate the upgrade received is in
progress.
OR
Press the Menu Select button below Dlay to delay the
request to upgrade. The radio prompts to upgrade in the
next power up of your radio.
OR
Press the Menu Select button below Rej to reject the
request to upgrade. The display shows Upg Aborted. The
radio continues to function with the current configuration
until it gets reprogrammed.
3 If the upgrade is successful, the display shows Program
Advanced Features
Procedure:
Viewing the Recent Calls
This feature allows you to view the recent incoming and
outgoing call information of the following call types:
• Call Alert
• Selective Call
• Private Call
• Phone Call (Outgoing Only)
• Emergency Call (Incoming Only)
Note:
The radio can also be preprogrammed to log only the
radio IDs associated with incoming Dispatch Calls.
Check with your dealer or system administrator for
more information.
done.
OR
If the upgrade failed, the display shows Program failed.
The radio remains in current configuration.
If your radio has problem of upgrade over-the-air, consult the
qualified technician for details.
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Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Recent Calls button and proceed to
Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Rcnt.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Rcnt to access
the Recent Calls feature screen.
3 U or D to scroll through the list.
Advanced Features
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return to
the Home screen.
OR
Press H or the PTT button to return to the Home screen.
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature inactivity
timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle and the timer
expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive Exit Tone upon feature
exit.
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Using the Flip Display
This feature allows you to reverse the content of the top display
upside down. It is particularly useful when you would like to read
the top display while the radio is still in the carry holder attached
to your belt.
Procedure:
Press and hold the preprogrammed Light/Flip button to reverse
the display.
Selecting a Basic Zone Bank
This feature allows twice as many zones to be accessed from a
switch, doubling the amount of switch positions.
Note:
The Basic Zone Select feature must to be
preprogrammed to the 3-position A-B-C switch, while
the Basic Zone Bank feature must be preprogrammed
to any side button or Top (Orange) button before you
can use this feature.
Procedure:
1 Use the preprogrammed Basic Zone Bank button to toggle
the position between Bank 1 and Bank 2.
2 The top display shows the status icons (A, B, C, D, E or F) or
the zone name based on the bank and switch position
selected.
See Basic Zone Bank 1 and Basic Zone Bank 2 on page 17
for more information on the status icons.
This feature is created in order to allow users to communicate in
more zones. An Enhanced Zone Bank (EZB) consists of three
zones. This also means each icon A, B, C, ... or Y consist of
three zones. You can use the preprogrammed 3-position A-B-C
switch to select the first, second or third zone in an EZB.
This feature allows user to navigate from up to 75 zones in 25
EZBs.
Note:
The Zone Select feature must to be preprogrammed to
the 3-position A-B-C switch, while the Enhanced Zone
Bank feature must be preprogrammed to any side
button or Top (Orange) button before you can use this
feature.
Procedure:
1 Press the preprogrammed EZB Up or EZB Down button to
scroll the EZB up or down.
OR
Press and hold the preprogrammed EZB Up or EZB Down
button to fast scroll the EZB up or down.
2 Turn the 3-Position A/B/C Switch to select the first, second
or third zone in the selected EZB.
This feature enables you to reduce the transmit power level for
specific case that require a lower power level. You can select
the power level at which your radio transmits. The radio always
turns on to the default setting.
Note:
Please refer to your agent or qualified radio technician
to enable or disable this feature.
These reduced transmit power level settings do not affect your
radio’s receiving performance, nor diminish the overall quality of
ther adio’s audio and data functionality given the following
conditions.
Advanced Features
Selecting an Enhanced Zone Bank
Selecting the Power Level
Settings:
• Select Low for a shorter transmitting distance and to
conserve power.
• Select High for a longer transmitting distance.
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Transmit Power Level Switch to
toggle the power level between low and high power.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Pwr.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Pwr.
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3 The display shows Low power and the low power icon.
OR
The display shows High power and the high power icon.
Selecting a Radio Profile
This feature allows you to manually switch the visual and audio
settings of the radio. The display, backlight, alert tones, and
audio settings are defined according to the preprogrammed
radio settings of each radio profile.
Please refer to a qualified technician for more information.
Advanced Features
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Profile button and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Prfl.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Prfl to access
the Profiles feature screen.
3 U or D to scroll through the menu selections.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to select
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OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to exit the
screen without making any changes.
5 The radio returns to the Home screen. The profile name on
the Home screen indicates the current selected radio profile.
Enabling and Disabling the Radio Alias
This feature allows you to display or hide the radio alias (name).
Procedure:
1 Press the Menu Select button directly below MyID.
2 The display shows momentary Radio ID off, and the radio
alias disappears from the Home screen.
OR
The display shows momentary Radio ID on, and the radio
alias appears on the Home screen.
3 U or D to scroll through the menu selections.
This feature allows you to select the speaker route for the
radio's audio from either the main or the secondary speaker
using the radio profile settings.
4 Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to select
Note:
Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to use
this feature.
While both speakers function together with the secondary
speaker enhancing intelligibility of the received audio
during typical radio operation, each speaker has an
independently-tuned frequency response and volume
level operation.
The secondary speaker also has a "whisper" mode with a
modified volume taper for quieter modes of operation.
Note:
If an external speaker or microphone accessory is
attached to the radio, neither internal speakers are
operational as audio is routed to the accessory.
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed Profile button and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Prfl.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Prfl to access
the Profiles feature screen.
the radio profile with the required speaker routing.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to exit the
screen without making any changes.
5 The radio returns to the Home screen. The profile name on
the Home screen indicates the current selected radio profile.
Controlling the Display Backlight
You can enable or disable the radio’s display backlight as
needed, if poor light conditions make the display difficult to read.
Advanced Features
Selecting the Audio Speaker
Depending on how your radio is preprogrammed, you can also
maintain a minimum backlight level on the radio's front display.
Note:
The backlight setting also affects the Menu Select
buttons, the Menu Navigation buttons and the keypad
backlighting accordingly.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Light/Flip button to toggle the
backlight on or off.
OR
Press either the Menu Select or Menu Navigation buttons, or
any programmable radio controls or buttons to turn the backlight
on.
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Note:
The backlight remains on for a preprogrammed time
before it automatically turns off completely or returns to
the minimum backlight level.
Locking and Unlocking the Keypad and Controls
You can lock your radio’s keypad, programmable buttons, rotary
knobs and switches to avoid inadvertent entry. Check with your
dealer or qualified technician for best selection to suite your
usage.
Procedure:
1 Toggle the preprogrammed Keypad Lock button or switch
Advanced Features
to on.
2 The display shows Kypd/Ctrl Lock.
3 Toggle again to unlock the keypad.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Mute.
3 The display shows momentary Tones off, indicating that
the keypad tones are disabled.
OR
The display shows momentary Tones on, and you hear a
short tone, indicating that the keypad tones are enabled.
Turning Voice Mute On or Off
You can enable and disable voice transmission, if needed.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Voice Mute button to turn the feature
off or on.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to VMut.
Turning Keypad Tones On or Off
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below VMut.
You can enable and disable keypad tones, if needed.
3 The display shows momentary Voice mute off, and you
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Keypad Mute button to turn the
tones off or on.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
1 < or > to Mute.
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hear a short tone, indicating that the feature is disabled.
OR
The display shows momentary Voice mute on, and you
hear a short tone, indicating that the feature is enabled.
Setting the Time and Date
This feature turns off your radio’s transmitter. You cannot
transmit longer than the preset timer setting.
You can set the time and date for your radio.
If you attempt to do so, the radio automatically stops your
transmission, and you hear a talk-prohibit tone.
Settings:
• The default time setting is a 12-hour clock.The display shows
12:00AM.
The timer is defaulted at 60 seconds, but it can be
preprogrammed from 3 to 120 seconds, in 15-second intervals,
or it can be disabled entirely for each radio mode, by a qualified
radio technician.
• The AM/PM selection is not available for the 24-hour clock
Note:
Note:
You will hear a brief, low-pitched, warning tone four
seconds before the transmission times out.
setting.
• The default setting for the domestic date shows MDY.
Check with your dealer or system administrator for
additional programmable settings for this feature.
Procedure:
Editing the Time and Date
1 Hold down the PTT button longer than the preprogrammed
Procedure:
time. You hear a short, low-pitched warning tone, the
transmission is cut-off, and the LED goes out until you
release the PTT button.
2 Release the PTT button. The timer resets.
3 Press the PTT button to re-transmit. The time-out timer
restarts and the LED lights up solid red.
Advanced Features
Using the Time-Out Timer
1 < or > to Clck.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Clck. The
display shows the current setting of the radio.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Edit. The first
item blinks.
4 U or D to change the selected item.
OR
< or > one or more times to move to an item you wish to
change.
U or D to change the selected item.
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OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to exit the
screen without making any changes and return to the Home
screen.
5 Press the Menu Select button directly below Ok once you
have finished to save your changes and return to the Home
screen.
Press H at any time to return to the Home screen without
saving your changes.
Advanced Features
Note:
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If a call arrives while the radio is in the clock-setting
menu, the radio exits clock setting and displays the call
information. Any changes made before the call is NOT
saved.
Using the Conventional Squelch Operation
Features
This feature filters out unwanted calls with low signal strength or
channels that have a higher than normal background noise.
Analog Options
Tone Private Line (PL), Digital Private-Line (DPL), and carrier
squelch can be available (preprogrammed) per channel.
Mode
Result
Carrier squelch (C)
You hear all traffic on a channel.
PL or DPL
The radio responds only to your
messages.
Using the PL Defeat Feature
One or more of the following options may be preprogrammed in
your radio. Check with your dealer or system administrator for
more information.
This feature allows you to override any coded squelch (DPL or
PL) that might be preprogrammed to a channel. The radio will
also unmute to any digital activity on a digital channel.
Option
Digital Carrier-Operated
Squelch (COS)
Result
You hear any digital traffic.
Normal Squelch
You hear any digital traffic having
the correct network access code.
Selective Switch
You hear any digital traffic having
the correct network access code
and correct talkgroup.
Procedure:
Place the preprogrammed PL Defeat switch in the PL Defeat
position. You hear any activity on the channel.
OR
The radio is muted if no activity is present.
Note:
When this feature is active, the Carrier Squelch status
indicator is displayed.
Using the Digital PTT ID Feature
Advanced Features
Digital Options
This feature allows you to see the radio ID (number) of the radio
from whom you are currently receiving a transmission. This ID,
consisting up to a maximum of eight characters, can be viewed
by both the receiving radio and the dispatcher.
Your radio’s ID number is also automatically sent every time the
PTT button is pressed. This is a per-channel feature. For digital
voice transmissions, your radio’s ID is sent continuously during
the voice message.
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Using the Smart PTT Feature (Conventional Only)
Smart PTT is a per-personality, programmable feature used in
conventional radio systems to keep radio users from talking
over other radio conversations.
When smart PTT is enabled in your radio, you cannot transmit
on an active channel.
Advanced Features
If you try to transmit on an active smart-PTT channel, you hear
an alert tone, and the transmission is inhibited. The LED lights
up solid yellow to indicate that the channel is busy.
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Three variations of smart PTT are available:
Mode
Description
Transmit Inhibit
on Busy Channel
with Carrier
You cannot transmit if any traffic is
detected on the channel.
Transmit Inhibit
on Busy Channel
with Wrong
Squelch Code
You cannot transmit on an active
channel with a squelch code or
(if secure-equipped) encryption key
other than your own. If the PL code is
the same as yours, the transmission is
not prevented.
Quick-Key
Override
This feature can work in conjunction
with either of the two above variations.
You can override the transmit-inhibit
state by quick-keying the radio. In other
words, two PTT button presses within
the preprogrammed time limit.
IMPRES™ Battery Annunciator
The information shown are:
• Rated Capacity – Percentage of current battery capacity.
• Remaining Capacity – Remaining power of the battery in
mAh.
• Estimated Charges – Number of charges cycles the battery
has gone through.
the Home screen.
OR
Use the Options Menu.
1 < or > to Batt.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Batt. The
display shows the details of the battery.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return to
the Home screen.
Advanced Features
This feature displays the current capacity and charges cycles of
your battery when a IMPRES Battery is powering your radio.
This feature must be enabled in your radio to see the
information.
3 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit to return to
Accessing the Battery Info screen
Procedure:
Use the preprogrammed IMPRES Battery button.
1 Press the preprogrammed button.
2 If a IMPRES Battery is powering your radio, the display
shows the detail of the battery.
OR
If a non IMPRES Battery is powering your radio, the display
shows No Battery Data.
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Accessing the General Radio Information
Accessing the Radio Information
Your radio contains information on the following:
This feature displays the following information of your radio:
• Radio Information
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
• IP Display
• Control Assignments
• Soft ID (If Enabled)
Note:
The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature
inactivity timer is enabled, when the radio is left idle
and the timer expires. You will hear the Menu Inactive
Exit Tone upon feature exit.
Host Version
Secure Version
Model Number
ESN
Flash Code
Tuning Version
Option Board Type
(optional)
Advanced Features
• Option Board Bluetooth
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Address (optional)
• Expansion Board Type
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DSP Version
KG (Secure Algorithm)
Serial Number
Flash Size & Type
RF Band
Processor Version
Option Board Serial Number
(optional)
• Option Board Software Version
(optional)
• Language Pack ID and Version
(only when the language of the
display is set to non-English)
Note:
Press H at any time to return to the Home screen.
Viewing the IP Information
1 < or > to Info.
Note:
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Info.
3 U or D to Radio Info and press the Menu Select button
This feature displays the device name, IP address, and status of
your radio.
The device name of your radio is preprogrammed.
Check with your dealer or system administrator for
more information.
4 The display shows the Information screen.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Info button and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
5 U or D to scroll through the various information.
1 < or > to Info.
directly below Sel.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
OR
Press H to return to the Home screen.
Advanced Features
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Info button and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Info.
3 U or D to IP Info and press the Menu Select button directly
below Sel.
4 The display shows the IP Info screen.
5 U or D to scroll through the various information.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
OR
Press H to return to the Home screen.
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Viewing the Control Assignments
Voice Announcement
This feature displays the programmable radio functions
assigned to the controls of your radio for the currently selected
channel.
This feature enables the radio to audibly indicate the current
feature mode, Zone or Channel the user has just assigned. This
audio indicator can be customized per customer requirements.
This is typically useful when the user is in a difficult condition to
read the content shown on the display.
See Programmable Features on page 11 for more information
on the various programmable features of your radio.
Procedure:
Press the preprogrammed Info button and proceed to Step 3.
OR
Follow the procedure below.
Advanced Features
1 < or > to Info.
2 Press the Menu Select button directly below Info.
3 U or D to Control map and press the Menu Select button
directly below Sel.
4 The display shows the Control Map screen.
5 U or D to scroll through the various information.
OR
Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return
to the previous screen.
OR
Press H to return to the Home screen.
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Each voice announcement is within a limit of three seconds
maximum. The sum total duration for all voice announcements
in a radio shall be no more than 1000 seconds.
Note:
This feature must be preprogrammed by a qualified
radio technician.
Check with your agent if Voice Announcement is
available for the feature you need.
The two options of priority for the Voice Announcement
available are:
• High – enables the voice of the feature to announce even
when the radio is receiving calls.
• Low – disables the voice of the feature from announcing
when the radio is receiving calls.
Procedure:
• The radio powers up. The radio announces the current zone
and channel it is transmitting.
• Press the preprogrammed voice announcement button
(which specifically programmed to playback the current zone
and channel). The radio announces the current zone and
channel it is transmitting.
Note:
Pressing this preprogrammed playback button will
always enable the voice feature to announce in High
priority.
zone and channel it is transmitting.
• Change to a new channel remaining within the current zone.
The radio announces the current channel.
• Press either the Menu Select button or preprogrammed
button or switch of the radio to launch or terminate Scan, PL
Disabled, Talkaround/Direct or Transmit Inhibit. The radio
announces the corresponding feature activation or
deactivation.
Advanced Features
You hear a voice announcement when the features below are
preprogrammed in the radio.
• Change to a new zone. The radio announces the current
All the three programmable buttons at the side of the
radio support this feature.
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Helpful Tips
Helpful Tips
Take a moment to review the following:
Caring for Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 110
Cleaning Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 111
Handling Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 112
Servicing Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 112
Taking Care of the Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 113
Checking the Battery Charge Status . . . . . . . . . . . page 113
Battery Recycling and Disposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 114
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Caring for Your Radio
!
Caution
• The APX 6000/
APX 6000Li radio
casting has a vent
port that allows for
pressure
equalization in the
radio. Never poke
this vent with any
objects, such as
needles,
tweezers, or
screwdrivers. This
could create leak
paths into the
radio and the
radio’s
submergibility will
be lost.
Vent
Port
• (For APX 6000/
APX 6000Li R Radios Only)
The APX 6000/APX 6000Li R radio is designed
to be submerged to a maximum depth of 6 feet,
with a maximum submersion time of 2 hours.
Exceeding either maximum limit may result in
damage to the radio.
Caution
Elastomer technology materials used for seals
in rugged portable radios can age with time and
environmental exposure. Therefore, Motorola
recommends that rugged radios be checked
annually as a preventive measure in order to
assure the watertight integrity of the radio.
Motorola details the disassembly, test, and
reassembly procedures along with necessary
test equipment needed to inspect, maintain and
troubleshoot radio seals in the radio’s service
manual.
• If the radio battery contact area has been
submerged in water, dry and clean the radio
battery contacts before attaching a battery to the
radio. Otherwise, the water could short-circuit
the radio.
• If the radio has been submerged in water, shake
the radio well so that any water that may be
trapped inside the speaker grille and
microphone port can be removed. Otherwise,
the water will decrease the audio quality of the
radio.
Cleaning Your Radio
To clean the external surfaces of your radio:
1 Combine one teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent to
one gallon of water (0.5% solution).
2 Apply the solution sparingly with a stiff, non-metallic, shortbristled brush, making sure excess detergent does not get
entrapped near the connectors, controls or crevices. Dry the
radio thoroughly with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Helpful Tips
!
• (For APX 6000/APX 6000Li R Radios Only)
3 Clean battery contacts with a lint-free cloth to remove dirt or
grease.
!
Caution
Do not use solvents to clean your radio as most
chemicals may permanently damage the radio
housing and texture.
Do not submerge the radio in the detergent
solution.
• Do not disassemble the radio. This could
damage radio seals and result in leak paths into
the radio. Any radio maintenance should be
performed only by a qualified radio technician.
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Handling Your Radio
Servicing Your Radio
• Do not pound, drop, or throw the radio unnecessarily. Never
Proper repair and maintenance procedures will assure efficient
operation and long life for this product. A Motorola maintenance
agreement will provide expert service to keep this and all other
communication equipment in perfect operating condition. A
nationwide service organization is provided by Motorola to
support maintenance services. Through its maintenance and
installation program, Motorola makes available the finest
service to those desiring reliable, continuous communications
on a contract basis. For a contract service agreement, please
contact your nearest Motorola service or sales representative,
or an authorized Motorola dealer.
carry the radio by the antenna.
• Avoid subjecting the radio to an excess of liquids. Do not
submerge the radio unless it is a ruggedized, APX 6000/APX
6000Li R model.
• Avoid subjecting the radio to corrosives, solvents or
chemicals.
• Do not disassemble the radio.
• Keep the accessory-connector cover in place until ready to
use the connector. Replace the cover immediately once the
accessory has been disconnected.
• When charging the radio using a wall mounted charger, the
Helpful Tips
radio must be turned off. Otherwise, the Man Down Alert
and Emergency may be accidentally triggered.
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Express Service Plus (ESP) is an optional extended service
coverage plan, which provides for the repair of this product for
an additional period of either one or two years beyond the
normal expiration date of the standard warranty. For more
information about ESP, contact the Motorola Radio Support
Center at 3761 South Central Avenue, Rockford, IL 61102 (800)
227-6772 / (847)725-4200.
Taking Care of the Battery
Battery Charge
Top Display
76% to 100% full*
Top Display
51% to 75%*
Top Display
26% to 50%*
Checking the Battery Charge Status
Your radio can indicate the battery’s charge status through:
• the LED and sounds.
• the fuel gauge icon on the display.
You can also check the battery charge status via the menu
entry. See IMPRES™ Battery Annunciator on page 105 for
more information.
LED and Sounds
When your battery is low:
U
T
Helpful Tips
Gauge
• the LED blinks red when the PTT button is pressed.
• you hear a low-battery “chirp” (short, high-pitched tone).
Fuel Gauge Icon
0
A blinking fuel gauge icon ( ) is displayed only when the
battery voltage drops to low level. In this case, replace the
battery with a fully charged one.
S
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Gauge
Top Display
R
Top Display
Q
Battery Charge
11% to 25%*
Helpful Tips
English
In the U.S. and Canada, Motorola participates in the nationwide
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) program
for battery collection and recycling. Many retailers and dealers
participate in this program.
For the location of the drop-off facility closest to you, access
RBRC's Internet web site at www.rbrc.com or call 1-800-8BATTERY. This internet site and telephone number also provide
other useful information concerning recycling options for
consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies.
10% or less (at 10%, the gauge begins blinking)
*These are for IMPRES battery operation only.
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
State the position of the vessel in distress, using any
information that will help responders to locate you, e.g.:
Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the
VHF Frequency Range
5
• latitude and longitude
• bearing (state whether you are using true or magnetic
north)
• distance to a well-known landmark
• vessel course, speed or destination
State the nature of the distress.
6
Specify what kind of assistance you need.
7
State the number of persons on board and the number
needing medical attention, if any.
If you are in imminent and grave danger at sea and require
emergency assistance, use VHF Channel 16 to send a distress
call to nearby vessels and the United States Coast Guard.
Transmit the following information, in this order:
1 “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY.”
8
Mention any other information that would be helpful to
responders, such as type of vessel, vessel length and/or
tonnage, hull color, etc.
9
“OVER.”
2
11 If you do not receive an immediate response, remain by the
radio and repeat the transmission at intervals until you
receive a response. Be prepared to follow any instructions
given to you.
Take a moment to review the following:
Special Channel Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 116
Operating Frequency Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 117
Special Channel Assignments
Emergency Channel
“THIS IS _____________________, CALL SIGN
__________.”
State the name of the vessel in distress 3 times, followed
by the call sign or other identification of the vessel, stated 3
times.
3
Repeat “MAYDAY” and the name of the vessel.
4
“WE ARE LOCATED AT _______________________.”
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10 Wait for a response.
Non-Commercial Call Channel
For non-commercial transmissions, such as fishing reports,
rendezvous arrangements, repair scheduling, or berthing
information, use VHF Channel 9.
Operating Frequency Requirements
•
on ships subject to the Safety Convention, the radio must be
capable of operating:
•
•
in the simplex mode on the ship station transmitting
frequencies specified in the 156.025 – 157.425 MHz
frequency band, and
in the semiduplex mode on the two frequency channels
specified in the table below.
Note:
Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83
cannot be lawfully used by the general public in US
waters.
Additional information about operating requirements in the
Maritime Services can be obtained from the full text of FCC
Rule Part 80 and from the US Coast Guard.
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List
Frequency (MHz)
Frequency (MHz)
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
*
156.150
160.750
4
156.200
160.800
5
156.250
160.850
6
156.300
–
7
156.350
160.950
8
156.400
–
9
156.450
156.450
10
156.500
156.500
11
156.550
156.550
12
156.600
156.600
13**
156.650
156.650
14
156.700
156.700
15**
156.750
156.750
16
156.800
156.800
17**
156.850
156.850
18
156.900
161.500
156.950
161.550
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
19
1
156.050
160.650
20
157.000
161.600
160.700
*
157.050
161.650
22
157.100
161.700
2
156.100
Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
A radio designated for shipboard use must comply with Federal
Communications Commission Rule Part 80 as follows:
• on ships subject to Part II of Title III of the Communications
Act, the radio must be capable of operating on the 156.800
MHz frequency
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued)
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued)
Frequency (MHz)
Channel
Number
Transmit
*
157.150
24
157.200
161.800
25
157.250
161.850
26
157.300
161.900
27
157.350
28
157.400
60
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Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued)
Frequency (MHz)
Receive
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
161.750
75
***
***
76
***
***
77**
156.875
–
78
156.925
161.525
161.950
79
156.975
161.575
162.000
80
157.025
161.625
156.025
160.625
*
157.075
161.675
*
156.075
160.675
*
157.125
161.725
62
156.125
160.725
*
157.175
161.775
63
156.175
160.775
84
157.225
161.825
*
156.225
160.825
85
157.275
161.875
65
156.275
160.875
86
157.325
161.925
66
156.325
160.925
87
157.375
161.975
67**
156.375
156.375
88
157.425
162.025
68
156.425
156.425
69
156.475
156.475
71
156.575
156.575
72
156.625
–
73
156.675
156.675
74
156.725
156.725
*
Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83 cannot be
lawfully used by the general public in US waters.
** Low power (1 W) only
*** Guard band
Note:
A – in the Receive column indicates that the channel is
transmit only.
Accessories
http://www.motorolasolutions.com/APX
1 GPS only antenna is only used in either a single band UHF
or 700/800 application where the Public Safety Microphone
(PSM) is used with the corresponding PSM antenna. This
antenna is only for GPS reception and cannot be used for
receive/transmit operation at UHF, VHF or 700/800. This
antenna is never to be used on the PSM.
Accessories
The accessory link below is for APX radios. Not all accessories
are FCC certified for operation with all APX models and/or
bandsplits. Please refer to the specific APX radio price pages
for a list of FCC certified accessories or contact your sales
representative for accessory compatibility.
Highlights for the Accessories
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Term
Glossary
Term
Bluetooth pairing occurs when two
bluetooth devices exchanged a passkey to
form a paired Bluetooth wireless
connection.
Call Alert
Privately page an individual by sending an
audible tone.
Carrier Squelch
Feature that responds to the presence of
an RF carrier by opening or unmuting
(turning on) a receiver’s audio circuit. A
squelch circuit silences the radio when no
signal is being received so that the user
does not have to listen to “noise”.
Central
Controller
A software-controlled, computer-driven
device that receives and generates data for
the trunked radios assigned to it. It
monitors and directs the operations of the
trunked repeaters.
Channel
A group of characteristics such as transmit/
receive frequency pairs, radio parameters,
and encryption encoding.
Definition
ACK
Acknowledgment of communication.
Active Channel
A channel that has traffic on it.
Analog Signal
An RF signal that has a continuous nature
rather than a pulsed or discrete nature.
ARS
Automatic Registration Service
ASTRO 25
Motorola standard for wireless digital
trunked communications.
ASTRO
Conventional
Motorola standard for wireless digital
conventional communications.
Autoscan
A feature that allows the radio to
automatically scan the members of a scan
list.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Pairing
Bluetooth is an open wireless technology
standard for exchanging data over short
distances from fixed and mobile devices
with high levels of security.
Glossary
This glossary is a list of specialized terms used in this manual.
Definition
In a trunking system, one of the channels
that is used to provide a continuous, twoControl Channel way/data communications path between
the central controller and all radios on the
system.
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Definition
Conventional
Typically refers to radio-to-radio
communications, sometimes through a
repeater (see Trunking).
Conventional
Scan List
A scan list that includes only conventional
channels.
CP
Codeplug
Cursor
A visual tracking marker (a blinking line)
that indicates a location on the display.
Digital Private
Line (DPL)
A type of coded squelch using data bursts.
Similar to PL except a digital code is used
instead of a tone.
Digital Signal
An RF signal that has a pulsed, or discrete,
nature, rather than a continuous nature.
Dispatcher
An individual who has radio system
management duties.
DSP
Digital Signal Processing
Dynamic
Regrouping
A feature that allows the dispatcher to
temporarily reassign selected radios to a
single special channel so they can
communicate with each other.
DSR
Dynamic System Resilience
EID
Encrypted Integrated Data
ESN
Electrical Serial Number
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Term
Definition
Failsoft
A feature that allows communications to
take place even though the central
controller has failed. Each trunked repeater
in the system transmits a data word
informing every radio that the system has
gone into failsoft.
FCC
Federal Communications Commission.
FM
Frequency Modulation
Hang Up
Disconnect.
Home screen
The first display information after the radio
completes its self test.
IV & D
Integrated Voice and Data
KVL
Key-variable loader: A device for loading
encryption keys into the radio.
LCD
Liquid crystal display.
LED
Light-emitting diode.
Li-Ion
Lithium ion.
MDC
Motorola Data Communication
Term
Menu Entry
Multi-System
Talkgroup Scan
List
Definition
A life-saving feature that senses the radio
user may be in trouble by monitoring the
whether the radio is in a vertical or
horizontal position or whether the radio is
motionless.
When this feature is triggered, the radio
alerts the user with audio and visual alerts.
It can also trigger Emergency Alarm if
enabled.
Network Access Code (NAC) operates on
Network Access digital channels to reduce voice channel
Code
interference between adjacent systems
and sites.
A software-activated feature shown at the
bottom of the display – selection of these
features is controlled by the {, |, and
} buttons.
Monitor
Term
NiMH
Nickel-metal-hydride.
Non-Tactical/
Revert
The user talks on a preprogrammed
emergency channel. The emergency alarm
is sent out on this same channel.
OTAR
Over-the-air rekeying.
Page
A one-way alert, with audio and/or display
messages.
Personality
A set of unique features specific to a radio.
Check channel activity by pressing the
Monitor button. If the channel is clear, you
hear static. If the channel is in use, you
hear conversation. It also serves as a way
to check the volume level of the radio,
since the radio “opens the squelch” when
the monitor button is pressed.
PIN
Personal Identification Number
Preprogrammed
Refers to a software feature that has been
activated by a qualified radio technician.
Private
(Conversation)
Call
A feature that lets you have a private
conversation with another radio user in the
talkgroup.
A scan list that can include both talkgroups
(trunked) and channels (conventional).
Private Line
(PL)
A sub-audible tone that is transmitted such
that only receivers decoding the tone
receives it.
Programmable
Refers to a radio control that can have a
radio feature assigned to it.
Glossary
Man Down
Definition
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Term
Term
Definition
PTT
Push-To-Talk – the PTT button engages
the transmitter and puts the radio in
transmit (send) operation when pressed.
Standby
An operating condition whereby the radio’s
speaker is muted but still continues to
receive data.
Radio
Frequency (RF)
The part of the general frequency spectrum
between the audio and infrared light
regions (about 10 kHz to 10,000,000 MHz).
Status Calls
Pre-defined text messages that allow the
user to send a conditional message without
talking.
Repeater
A conventional radio feature, where you
talk through a receive/transmit facility that
re-transmits received signals, in order to
improve communications range and
coverage.
Tactical/
Non-Revert
The user talks on the channel that was
selected before the radio entered the
emergency state.
Talkaround
Bypass a repeater and talk directly to
another unit for easy local unit-to-unit
communications.
Talkgroup
An organization or group of radio users
who communicate with each other using
the same communication path.
TMS
Text Messaging Service
Trunking
The automatic sharing of communications
paths between a large number of users
(see Conventional).
Trunking
Priority Monitor
Scan List
A scan list that includes talkgroups that are
all from the same trunking system.
USK
Unique Shadow Key.
Selective Call
Glossary
Definition
A feature that allows you to call a select
individual, intended to provide privacy and
to eliminate the annoyance of having to
listen to conversations of no interest to you.
Any digital P25 traffic having the correct
Selective Switch Network Access Code and the correct
talkgroup.
Squelch
SSI
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Special electronic circuitry, added to the
receiver of a radio, that reduces, or cuts off,
unwanted signals before they are heard in
the speaker.
Synchronous Serial Interface
Term
Definition
Zone
A grouping of channels.
Glossary
UTC
Coordinated Universal Time. The
international time standard (formerly
Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT). Zero
hours UTC is midnight in Greenwich,
England, which is located at 0 degrees
longitude. Everything east of Greenwich
(up to 180 degrees) is later in time;
everything west is earlier. There are 42
time authorities around the world that are
constantly synchronizing with each other.
Abbreviated as UTC (English backronym =
Universal Time, Coordinated), it is also
known as Zulu (Z) Time.
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