INSTALLATION AND PROGRAMMING
2.1
GENERAL INFORMATION
This section contains information concerning the installation and programming of BK Radio DPH
Flex•Mode Series handheld VHF radios.
2.1.1 UNPACKING AND INSPECTING EQUIPMENT
Exercise extreme care when unpacking the equipment. Make a visual inspection of the unit for evidence
of damage incurred during shipment. If a claim for damage is to be made, save the shipping container to
substantiate the claim. The claim should be promptly filed with the transportation company. It would be
advisable to retain the container and packaging material after all equipment has been removed in the
event that equipment storage or reshipment should become necessary.
2.1.2 BATTERY INSTALLATION
A. BK Radio battery packs are available in a variety of sizes and types for special applications.
Rechargeable battery packs can be charged separately or while attached to a radio.
NOTE: For safety reasons, rechargeable battery packs are shipped uncharged or only partially
charged. Therefore, a rechargeable battery pack should be properly charged before use.
B. To install the battery, locate the center hub on the radio base and place it in the recess of the battery
pack. Position the pack approximately at a 30° offset, seating two metal studs in their recess. Apply
upward pressure to the pack while twisting the pack to its final (in line with the radio) position. The
metal tab will click, locking the pack in position.
C. To remove the battery pack, first turn the radio off. Then, as shown above, push up the metal tab on
the side of the case while twisting the battery pack approximately 30° and remove it from the radio.
NOTE: All information programmed into the radio is maintained even when the battery pack is
removed.
D. Periodically check the contacts on the battery pack for dirt that may prevent a good electrical contact
with the charging base.
WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not dispose of a battery pack in fire.
An explosion may occur.
2.1.3 ANTENNA INSTALLATION
Insert the flexible helical-wound antenna into the radio's antenna connector and turn it clockwise until it is
firmly seated.
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2.2
DPH Series VHF Radio
KEYBOARD PROGRAMMING
You can program DPH radios in three different ways:
A. With a computer, DPH programming software, and an LAA 0725 interface cable. That procedure
is not described in this manual. Contact BK Radio for the programming cable, software, and
manual required.
B. A radio can be programmed with its keypad and a programming plug, LAA0701. That procedure
is described in this section.
C. You can transfer the programmed settings to another radio of the same frequency band by using
a cloning cable. See "Cloning Radio Settings" in section 2.3.
2.2.1 ENTER PROGRAMMING MODE
Radios are shipped with a door covering the keypad and display. Before programming, remove the door
by removing the battery pack, engaging the door just below the speaker grill, and sliding the door
downward. Replace the battery pack.
Make sure the battery pack is charged.
1. Insert the programming plug into the side connector of the radio.
The push-button master switch will be on the top.
Master
Switch
NOTE: The cloning cable can be used as a substitute for the
programming plug by inserting the end with the push-button
master switch into the side connector of the radio.
2. Select a channel group to be programmed (not necessary in 16channel radios). See "Channel Selection" in section 3.2.4.
3. Press and hold the master switch.
4. While holding the master switch, press and hold the [FCN] key.
After approximately three seconds the LCD will display - - - ID.
Programming
Plug
5. Release the [FCN] key and the master switch. The radio is now
in the password entry mode.
6. Enter the six-digit password code for the selected group. Without
the correct password code, you cannot proceed with
programming.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
NOTE: New radios shipped from the factory are assigned the password
code 000000.
While entering the password code the display will not change,
but a beep will sound for each key pressed. If the password code
is entered incorrectly, the radio will reset to normal operation. Try
again, starting at step 2.
7. Press the [ENT] key to proceed to programming mode. The
display will change to PRG Ch 00.
NOTE: YOUR RADIO MAY HAVE BEEN SET UP TO BLOCK
KEYBOARD PROGRAMMING ACCESS TO SOME OR ALL
VARIABLES. CONTACT YOUR BK RADIO DEALER IF YOU
FEEL YOU NEED ACCESS TO THESE FIELDS.
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2.2.2 GENERAL PERFORMANCE VARIABLES (CHANNEL 0)
Channel 0 settings for each group must be programmed separately.
NOTE: Settings listed as Group One functions, Group Two functions, and Group Three functions refer to
programming function groups, not channel groups.
Press the [FCN] key repeatedly to view the settings in Channel 0, then loop back to the Ch 00 entry point.
Channel 0 settings include:
Group Password
Automatic Numeric Identification (ANI)
Transmitter Timeout Timer
Scan Delay Time
Priority 1 Channel
Priority 2 Channel
Group One functions: 1-12345
Battery Saver Inhibit
Group Scan List
Transmit on Priority 1
Priority Key Lockout
Scan List Lockout
Group Two functions: 2-12345
Allow User Code Guard
Busy Channel Mode
ANI/DTMF Mode
Group Three functions: 3-12345
Backlight on Display Change
Backlight on Key Press
Alphanumeric/Numeric Display Mode
Backlight Duration
Group Label
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2.2.2.1
DPH Series VHF Radio
Group Password
1. After entering programming mode the display will show PRG Ch 00.
2. Press the [FCN] key.
PRG
3. The display will indicate the password for the selected group.
4a. If no change is needed for the group password, press the [FCN] key to
advance to the next section.
4b. A new password can be entered by pressing number keys. Press the
[ENT] key to store the new password and advance to the next section.
2.2.2.2
Automatic Numeric Identification (ANI)
1. After the group password is set, the display will indicate the ANI ID
number (as many as seven digits may be used). The ID number can be
used for either radio management or transmitted as a DTMF tone burst
for ANI purposes. The ANI can be enabled or disabled. See “ANI/DTMF
Mode” in section 2.2.2.8.3.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
2a. If no change is needed for the ID number, press the [FCN] key to
advance to the next section.
2b. A new number can be entered by pressing the [CLR] key, followed by
number keys. The digits will appear at the right of display and move to
the left. Press the [ENT] key to store the new ID number and advance to
the next section.
2c. The existing ID number can be incremented one digit by pressing the
[PRI] key.
2d. Press the [ENT] key to store the new ID number and advance to the next
section.
2.2.2.3
Transmitter Time Out Timer
After the ID number is set, the display annunciator will indicate PRG TX.
This is the duration of the transmitter Time Out Timer. 0 SEC means the
Time Out Timer is disabled.
1. Press the [PRI] key to increase the Time Out Timer duration by 15
seconds, with a maximum of 225 seconds (3 minutes, 45 seconds).
Press the [PRI] key again to change the duration from 225 seconds to
zero.
2. Press the [CLR] key to set the Time Out Timer duration to zero.
3. Press the [ENT] key to store the changed setting and advance to the
next section.
4. Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section if no change is
needed.
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2.2.2.4
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Scan Delay Time
After the Time Out Timer is set, the upper display will indicate PRG SCN.
This is the scan delay time in seconds.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
1. Press the [PRI] key to increase the scan delay time by .5 seconds, up to
7.5 seconds. Press the [PRI] key again to change the time from 7.5
seconds to 0.
2. Press the [CLR] key to reset the scan delay time to 0.
3. Press the [ENT] key to store the changed setting and advance to the
next section.
4. Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section if no change is
needed.
2.2.2.5
Priority 1 Channel
After the Scan Delay is set, the display will indicate PRG PR1. The Priority 1
Channel can be programmed as a fixed channel, tied to the Channel Selector
knob, or programmed OFF. If the radio is programmed to transmit on the
first priority channel, transmissions will occur on PR1, if PR1 isn’t
programmed OFF, when operating in Single or Dual Priority Scan mode.
If PR1 is a fixed channel, and the [PRI] key on the keypad is not locked out,
during normal radio operation the user can move the channel selector to a
new channel and press the PRI key to choose a new PR1 channel.
1. Press the [PRI] key to cycle through the priority channel options, or enter
a fixed priority channel using the number keys.
Setting the channel to ON ties the PR1 channel to the channel selector
knob. Pressing [CLR] or the [0] key turns the PR1 channel OFF.
2. Press the [ENT] key to store the new priority channel and advance to the
next section.
2.2.2.6
Priority 2 Channel
After the Priority 1 Channel is set, the display will indicate PRG PR2. The
Priority 2 Channel can be programmed as a fixed channel, tied to the
Channel Selector knob, or programmed OFF.
The PR2 channel cannot be altered during normal radio operation.
1. Press the [PRI] key to cycle through the priority channel options, or enter
a fixed priority channel using the number keys.
Setting the channel to ON ties the PR2 channel to the channel selector
knob. Pressing [CLR] or the [0] key turns the PR2 channel OFF.
2. Press the [ENT] key to store the new priority channel and advance to the
next section.
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2.2.2.6.1
DPH Series VHF Radio
Old-Style BK Priority Scan
The radio can be programmed to mimic the Old-Style BK Priority Scan modes as follows:
Mode
PR1
TX on PR1
PR2
A
Main
No
Off
B
Fixed Channel #
No
Off
C
Fixed Channel #
Yes
Off
See Section 3 for operational details of the Old-Style BK Priority Scan modes.
2.2.2.7
Channel 0 Group One Functions
After the Priority 2 Channel is set the display will show PRG 1-12345.
This is a group of five individual functions that can be enabled or
disabled.
When a function is enabled, the corresponding number in the display will
flash. When the function is disabled the number is steady. If you wish to
change the function from enable to disable or vice versa, press the
number key corresponding to that function.
EXAMPLE: If function 4 (Priority Key Lockout) is disabled, the 4 in the
display will not be flashing. If the [4] key is pressed, the 4 in the
display will flash, signifying that Priority Key Lockout is enabled.
A subsequent press of the [4] key will disable Priority Key
Lockout
2.2.2.7.1
Battery Saver Inhibit
When function 1 is enabled (flashing) the battery saver is turned off. The
battery saver should be turned off only for getting proper voltage
readings during service or for systems requiring fast squelch attack time.
NOTE: BK Radio current drain and battery life specifications are based
on performance with the battery saver on.
2.2.2.7.2
Group Scan List
When function 2 is enabled (flashing) the current group will be scanned
when the radio is operating in Group Scan mode.
2.2.2.7.3
Transmit on Priority 1
When function 3 is enabled (flashing) transmissions will occur on PR1, if
PR1 isn’t programmed OFF, when operating in Single or Dual Priority
Scan mode. To simulate BK Radio’s Old-Style Priority Mode C, Transmit
on Priority 1 must be enabled, with Priority 2 channel set to OFF.
2.2.2.7.4
PRI Key Lockout
When function 4 is enabled (flashing) the [PRI] key is locked out in the
operating mode. The user will not be able to change the designation of
the Priority 1 Channel.
When function 4 is disabled (steady) the user will be able to change the
channel that is designated as Priority 1 Channel. See "Dual Priority
Scan" on page 3-8.
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2.2.2.7.5
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Scan List Lockout
When function 5 is enabled (flashing), the user will not be able to change
the channels in the scan list.
When disabled (steady), the user can enter or delete channels from the
scan list. See "Change the Scan List" on page 3-6.
2.2.2.7.6
Store Group One Settings
Once each function 1-5 is set as desired, you can store the changes,
discard the changes, or disable all 5 functions.
Press the [CLR] key to disable all Group One functions (steady).
Press the [ENT] key to store new Group One settings into memory and
advance to the next section.
Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section without saving
changes.
2.2.2.8
Channel 0 Group Two Functions
After Group One functions are set, the display will show PRG 2-12345
for Group Two functions. As with Group One functions, the enabled
function numbers will flash. The disabled functions remain steady.
2.2.2.8.1
User Channel Guard Selection
When function 1 is enabled (flashing) the user will be able to press the
keypad to independently select the Channel Guard values that are
programmed into Channels 1 through 16 while operating on any Channel
1 through 16. When disabled the user will be unable to use the keypad
for Channel Guard selection. See "User Selected Channel Guard" on
page 3-10.
2.2.2.8.2
Busy Channel Operation
Functions two and three are used to set Busy Channel operation. There
are three types of busy channel operation available. They are described
more fully under "Busy Channel" on page 3-12.
Busy Channel modes include:
Busy Channel Indicator - The yellow LED illuminates when a signal is
received on the channel selected, with or without the programmed
receive Channel Guard setting.
Busy Channel Lockout - The yellow LED illuminates and the transmitter
PTT is disabled when a signal is received without the programmed
receive Channel Guard setting.
Busy Channel Override - This function is similar to Busy Channel
Lockout except the transmitter PTT can be activated by rotating the
Squelch knob clockwise off the Channel Guard detent.
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To set Busy Channel operation use the following chart:
FUNCTION 2
FUNCTION 3
BUSY CHANNEL INDICATION
DISABLE (STEADY)
ENABLE (FLASHING)
BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT
ENABLE (FLASHING)
ENABLE (FLASHING)
BUSY CHANNEL OVERRIDE
ENABLE (FLASHING)
DISABLE (STEADY)
2.2.2.8.3
ANI/DTMF Mode
When function 4 is enabled (flashing) the ANI ID number will be
transmitted (as a DTMF tone sequence) with each press of the PTT
switch. See "Automatic Numeric Identification (ANI)" in section 2.2.2.2 for
instructions on setting the ANI number.
When function 5 is enabled (flashing) the keypad becomes active for
manual DTMF operation.
When functions 4 and 5 are both enabled (flashing) the ANI tone
sequence will be transmitted only after the [ENT] key is pressed while
the transmit PTT switch is activated. A sidetone of the ANI number
transmitted will also be heard through the speaker.
2.2.2.8.4
Store Group Two Settings
Once each function 1-5 is set as desired, you can store the changes,
discard the changes, or disable all 5 functions.
Press the [CLR] key to disable all Group Two functions (steady).
Press the [ENT] key to store new Group Two settings into memory and
advance to the next section.
Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section without saving
changes.
Note: Alphanumeric displays advance to Group Three Settings. 7Segment displays go back to the starting point for Channel 0 Settings.
2.2.2.9
Channel 0 Group Three Functions
After Group Two functions are set, the display will show PRG 3-12345
for Group Three functions. As with Group One and Group Two functions,
the enabled function numbers will flash. The disabled functions remain
steady.
2.2.2.9.1
Backlight on Display Change
When function 1 is enabled (flashing), the display backlight will illuminate
each time the display receives input. This includes displayed changes in
the selected channel or scan channel, and the PR, TX, and SCN
annunciators. The display will not illuminate if backlight duration is set to
LITE OFF. See "Backlight Duration."
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2.2.2.9.2
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Backlight on Key Press
When function 4 is enabled (flashing), the display backlight will illuminate each
time a key is pressed, even if pressing the key has no other effect. The display
will not illuminate if backlight duration is set to LITE OFF See "Backlight
Duration."
2.2.2.9.3
Alphanumeric/Numeric Display Mode
When function 5 is enabled (flashing), the display operates in alphanumeric
mode, enabling the display of channel labels. When disabled (steady) the display
operates in the 7-segment display mode. This mode disables the display of
channel labels.
2.2.2.9.4
Store Group Three Settings
Once each function 1-5 is set as desired, you can store the changes, discard the
changes, or disable all 5 functions.
Press the [CLR] key to disable all Group Three functions (steady).
Press the [ENT] key to store new Group Three settings into memory and
advance to the next section.
Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section without saving changes.
2.2.2.10
Alphanumeric Display Functions
The following display functions are available.
2.2.2.10.1
Backlight Duration
After Group Three functions, the display will show the current backlight duration setting.
Available settings are LITE OFF, 1 SEC ON, 1-second increments up to 6 SEC ON, and
LITE ON.
NOTE: Excessive battery drain will result if LITE ON is set and used for extended
periods of time.
If no change is needed, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next section.
Press the [CLR] key to set backlight duration to zero and display LITE OFF.
Press the [PRI] key to increase backlight duration by 1 second increments from LITE
OFF, to 1 SEC ON, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 SEC ON, LITE ON (illumination remains on constantly)
then back to LITE OFF.
Press the [ENT] key to store changes and advance to the next function.
Press the [FCN] key to advance to the next function without storing changes.
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2.2.2.10.2
DPH Series VHF Radio
Group Label
After the backlight duration setting, the display will show the current label for the channel
group. Each channel group can have a label of up to eight characters or spaces. The
characters can include 0-9, A-Z, -, *, $, /, +, %, \, |, _, <, >, h, or blank.
If no change is needed, press the [FCN] key to go back to the starting point for Channel 0
settings.
Press the [CLR] key to erase the current label.
Press the [CLR] key a second time to restore the current label.
NOTE: Special software available from BK Radio lets you enter group labels and
channel labels from a computer. Contact your dealer for information.
2.2.2.10.2.1
Changing the Group Label
Press the [CLR] key. The display becomes blank.
Press number keys to enter 0-9 in positions 1-7. The digits start in position 7, then move
left.
•
Press the [#] key to toggle a decimal on or off to the right of the character in position
7. The decimal moves left with the number in position 7 as new numbers are entered.
•
Use the following steps to enter a number in position 8 or characters in positions 1-8:
1. Press the [PRI] key repeatedly to cycle through characters 0-9, A-Z, -, *, $, /, +,
%, \, |, _, <, >, H, blank, then back to the start again.
If you pass the desired character, press the [PRI] key repeatedly until you return
to the start and reach that character again.
2. Press the [FCN] key to shift the display left by one position, leaving position 8
blank.
3. Press the [PRI] key repeatedly to enter the next character, or press the [FCN]
key a second time to enter a blank space.
4. To abandon changes, press the [CLR] key, restoring the original label.
5. Press the [ENT] key to store changes and go back to the starting point for
Channel 0 settings.
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Press the [FCN] key repeatedly to display each value in Channel 0, and then return to
the Channel 0 starting point.
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2.2.3 ENTER CHANNEL BANDWIDTH, FREQUENCIES, CHANNEL GUARDS, AND TALK GROUP
ID VALUES
At the starting point for Channel 0, the display shows PRG Ch 00. At this point, a channel number can
now be pressed to allow access to per-channel variables such as frequencies and Channel Guard values
for that channel.
1. Press 1 and the display will show PRG Ch 01. This is the starting point
for entering channel 1 values.
At this point, pressing the [#] key will toggle the channel's bandwidth
setting. An 'N' will appear to the right of the channel number when the
channel is set for 12.5/12 kHz channel bandwidth using the narrow band
receiver filter. When there is no 'N' the channel is set for 25/30 kHz
channel bandwidth.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
2. Press the [FCN] key and the upper part of the display will show PRG RX.
This is the receive frequency for channel 1 (in MHz).
3. If the displayed frequency is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to
the next value.
4. If a new frequency is desired, press the [CLR] key followed by the digits
of the desired frequency. Then press the [ENT] key to store this
frequency and automatically advance to the next value.
5. After the receive frequency is set, the upper part of the display will show
PRG RX, and the lower part of the display will show ‘Mode – X’, where X
can be ‘A’ for Analog mode, ‘D’ for Digital Mode, or ‘M’ for Mixed mode.
6. If the mode is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next value.
7. If a new mode is desired, press the [PRI] key to cycle through the mode
settings. Press [ENT] to store the new mode and automatically advance
to the next value.
8. If the receive mode selected was Digital, go to step 9. If the receive
mode selected was Analog or Mixed, the next field is the Analog Channel
Guard value for Channel 1 receive. The upper display will show PRG
RX CG and the lower part of the display will show the programmed
guard.
NOTE: 0.0 indicates carrier squelch operation (no Code Guard).
If the displayed value is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the
next value.
If a new value is desired, press the [CLR] key to reset the display to 0.0.
Press the number keys 0 thru 9 to enter a Tone Code Guard value. See
"Tone Code Guard Values" in section 2.3.3. Press the [ENT] key to
store the new value and automatically advance to the next field.
To enter a Digital Code Guard value press the [#] key, causing the letter
D to appear followed by three zeros. Enter the desired digital code using
keys 0 thru 7 (keys 8 & 9 do not respond). See "Digital Code Guard
Values" in section 2.3.4. Pressing the [PRI] key after the three-digit code
has been entered allows the digital code to be inverted. When the
displayed value is correct, press the [ENT] key to store the Code Guard
value and automatically advance to the next value.
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9. If the receive mode selected was Digital or Mixed mode, the next field is
the Network Access Code (NAC) for Channel 1 receive. The upper part
of the display will show ‘PRG RX CG ID’. The lower part of the display
will show ‘NAC-XXXX’ where XXXX is the Network Access Code.
10. If the NAC is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next value.
11. If a new NAC is desired, press the [CLR] key followed by the digits of the
desired NAC. Then press the [ENT] key to store this NAC and
automatically advance to the next value.
12. The upper part of the display will show PRG TX. This is the transmitter
frequency for Channel 1.
If it is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next value.
Only valid frequencies will be operable.
If you want to operate this channel as a receive-only channel, press the
[CLR] key (setting the display to 0.0) followed by the [ENT] key. The
transmitter will be locked off for this channel.
13. After the transmit frequency is set, the upper part of the display will show
PRG TX, and the lower part of the display will show ‘Mode – X’, where X
can be ‘A’ for Analog mode, ‘D’ for Digital Mode, or ‘M’ for Mixed mode.
14. If the mode is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next value.
15. If a new mode is desired, press the [PRI] key to cycle through the mode
settings. Press [ENT] to store the new mode and automatically advance
to the next value.
16. If the transmit mode selected was Digital, go to step 17. If the transmit
mode selected was Analog or Mixed, the next field is the Analog Channel
Guard value for Channel 1 transmit. The upper display will show PRG
TX CG and the lower part of the display will show the programmed
guard.
If the displayed value is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the
next value.
If a new value is desired, press the [CLR] key to reset the display to 0.0.
Press the number keys 0 thru 9 to enter a Tone Code Guard value. See
"Tone Code Guard Values" in section 2.3.3. Press the [ENT] key to
store the new value and automatically advance to the next field.
To enter a Digital Code Guard value press the [#] key, causing the letter
D to appear followed by three zeros. Enter the desired digital code using
keys 0 thru 7 (keys 8 & 9 do not respond). See "Digital Code Guard
Values" in section 2.3.4. Pressing the [PRI] key after the three-digit code
has been entered allows the digital code to be inverted. When the
displayed value is correct, press the [ENT] key to store the Code Guard
value and automatically advance to the next value.
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17. If the transmit mode selected was Digital or Mixed mode, the next field is
the Network Access Code (NAC) for Channel 1 transmit. The upper part
of the display will show ‘PRG TX CG ID’. The lower part of the display
will show ‘NAC-XXXX’ where XXXX is the Network Access Code.
18. If the NAC is correct, press the [FCN] key to advance to the next value.
19. If a new NAC is desired, press the [CLR] key followed by the digits of the
desired NAC. Then press the [ENT] key to store this NAC and
automatically advance to the next value.
20. If the receive mode or transmit mode is Digital or Mixed, the next field is
Talk Group ID. The upper part of the display will show ‘PRG ID’ and the
phone icon. The lower part of the display will show ‘TG-XXXXX’ where
XXXXX is the Talk Group ID. If the displayed value is correct, press the
[FCN] key to advance to the next field.
21. If you wish to change it, press the [CLR] key followed by the digits for the
new TGID, then [ENT] to store the new value and automatically advance
to the next field.
22. The last field is the channel label. If this label is correct press the [FCN]
key to proceed to the entry point.
If a new channel label is desired, follow the instructions under "Group
Label" in section 2.2.6.2.
23. After the channel label is set, the display will return to the Channel 1
starting point. If you wish to review the Channel 1settings, subsequent
pressing of the [FCN] key will show each value and then return to the
Channel 1 starting point.
24. At the starting point for Channel 1, the display will show PRG Ch 01.
Press the number keys for another channel number to gain access to the
frequencies, etc. for that channel. Each channel is then programmed
using the same steps described for Channel 1.
2.2.4
LEAVE PROGRAMMING MODE
1. Rotate the OFF-VOL knob counterclockwise to the OFF position.
2. The radio will be in normal operation mode the next time it is turned on.
CG- SQ
A
B
C
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7 8
6
11
5
12
4
13
3
14
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2.3
DPH Series VHF Radio
CLONING RADIO SETTINGS
A D Series portable radio with a keypad and display can transfer its programmed settings to another D
Series radio by using a cloning cable. To clone a DPH to/from a G or E Series radio, a special cloning
cable must be used. See your dealer for details concerning cloning between D other series radios.
Both units must be of the same frequency band. The radio transferring its programmed settings is
referred to as a Master unit. The radio receiving the programmed settings is referred to as a Clone unit.
Cloning can only be accomplished group by group. Settings for any group in the Master radio can be
downloaded to any group in the Clone radio. To perform group cloning:
1. With the Master radio in normal operation mode, press the [#] key
followed by number keys to select the group to be downloaded.
2. Set the Clone radio to the group that is to receive the download, using
the same method as in step 1.
3. Connect the Master end of the cloning cable into the microphone
connector of the Master radio. This is the cable end with the pushbutton
Master switch.
4
Put the Master radio into programming mode by holding down the Master
switch and pressing the [FCN] key until the display shows ---ID.
5. Enter the correct Password Code.
6. Press the [FCN] key repeatedly to review the values in Channel 0. Make
any required changes at this time.
7. Attach the other end of the cloning cable into the microphone connector
of the radio to be cloned.
8. Press the [*] key on the portable radio. The display will flash PROG,
signifying that the radio is ready to download.
9. Press the [FCN] key. The program in the Master will download to the
Clone.
10. If the download was successful, the Master radio will resume flashing
PROG. Turn off the Clone radio. Disconnect the cable. Normal radio
operation will occur the next time the Clone radio is turned on.
11. If the download was not successful the Master radio will flash FAIL,
followed by continuous beeps.
Failure to download the Master program can be due to:
A.
Incorrect radio types.
B.
Improper connection.
C.
Failure to power up radio.
NOTE: To stop FAIL mode, press the [CLR] key, turn off the radios, and
start again at Step 1.
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2.3.1 SPECIAL CLONING INSTRUCTIONS
It is possible to change Channel 0 values on the Master radio, hold them in a temporary memory, and
download them to the Clone without actually entering them into the permanent memory of the Master
radio. This is convenient for sequential identification numbers used to identify a series of portables in a
radio system. Assuming that the frequencies, Channel Guard values, and other Ch 0 values are common
for all radios in the system, but that the radio identification number should be unique to each radio, the
following method would be used to clone additional radios for the system.
1. Program the Master radio with all frequencies, Channel Guard values,
and Channel 0 values that will be common to all radios to be cloned.
PRG
2. Advance the display to show the Master radio's ID number - for example,
100.
ID
3. Press the [CLR] key; press 125. Do not press the [ENT] key. Now 125 is
in temporary memory.
1
2
3
FCN
4
5
6
PRI
7
8
9
ENT
*
0
#
CLR
4. Press the [*] key, connect the cable to the radios and download to the
Clone by pressing the [FCN] key. ID number 125 is now stored in
permanent memory of the Clone.
5. After download, press the [CLR] key on the Master radio. Disconnect
the Clone. The Master radio display will show that 125 is still being held
in the temporary memory of the Master radio.
6. Press the [PRI] key. This will increment the ID number one digit to 126.
(Note: any new number can be entered at this point by pressing the
[CLR] key and using the digit keys to enter the new number.)
7. Press the [*] key. Connect the cable to the second Clone and download
by pressing [FCN].
8. Any number of radios can be coded with different or sequential ID
numbers using this technique. The ID number in the permanent memory
of the Master radio will remain unchanged as 100.
2.3.2 SCAN LIST CLONING
When a Master radio downloads to a Clone, the Scan List is also transferred. See the appropriate
operating instructions in Section 3 for selecting the scan list.
2.4
PROGRAMMING BY COMPUTER
Programming a radio from a computer is not covered in this manual. Contact BK Radio for the
programming cable, software, and manual required.
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2.5
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TONE CODE GUARD VALUES
The tone Code Guard system may be set for any frequency in the range of 67 to 255.9 Hz. However,
since most systems adhere to the Electronic Industry Association (EIA) standards, tones should be
selected from the following EIA list. In order to insure optimum performance, tone selection for use on the
same radio frequency (RF) channel or adjacent channels in the same coverage area should be made
from one of the Groups A, B, or C to the maximum degree possible. BK Radio guarantees optimum
receiver performance only if tone frequencies below 220 Hz are chosen.
GROUP A
67.0 (XZ)
77.0 (XB)
88.5 (YB)
*100.0 (1Z)
107.2 (1B)
114.8 (2A)
123.0 (3Z)
131.8 (3B)
141.3 (4A)
GROUP B
*151.4 (5Z)
162.2 (5B)
173.8 (6A)
186.2 (7Z)
203.5 (M1)
218.1 (M3)
233.6
250.3
71.9 (XA)
82.5 (YZ)
94.8 (ZA)
103.5 (1A)
110.9 (2X)
*118.8 (2B)
127.3 (3A)
136.5 (4Z)
GROUP C
146.2 (4B)
156.7 (5A)
167.9 (6Z)
*179.9 (6B)
192.8 (7A)
210.7 (M2)
225.7 (M4)
241.8
74.4
79.7
85.4 (YA)
91.5 (ZZ)
* 50/60 Hz power distribution systems could cause falsing.
The assignments in a given area shall be made from within one of the Groups: A, B, or C.
2.6
DIGITAL CODE GUARD VALUES
Codes for the Digital Code Guard system may be chosen from the following list. This can be done during
the code programming of the system. Usually systems using direct unit to unit transmission (systems
without mobile relays, repeaters, remote control, etc) may use codes from the table. Systems with relays
etc. may use code variations for system control and operational efficiency. The system operator or
engineer should be consulted regarding the operational requirement on such systems.
023
025
026
031
032
043
047
051
054
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071
072
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074
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165
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205
223
226
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261
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271
306
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315
331
343
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351
364
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662
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731
732
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754
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