Model FR-1538
Owner’s Manual
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M
Customer Service
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SELECTION
OF THE FR-1538 (FAMILY RADIO)
It is one of the most sophisticated and reliable two way
family radios available.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR FR-1538 (FAMILY RADIO)
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
FEATURES
Your FR-1538 Family Radio is a portable, easy to use, two-way radio that you
can carry almost anywhere. It is skillfully constructed to give you reliable communications for many different applications. The FR-1538 is ideal for use around
the house, in your boat, on hunting and camping trips, on the ski slopes or at the
mall. Some of the FR-1538 features are:
No Air Time Fees and No License Required
Up to 2 Mile Range
Auto Battery Saver and Auto Squelch
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Channel Function
14 Family Radio Service Channels
38 Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS)
Multifunction LCD Display
Talk Confirmation Tone and Call / Ring Button
Stopwatch Function
F
M
3
2
4
3
1
5
15
6
14
AUDIO
OX
7
F
13
M
F
M
8
9
12
11
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
10
Antenna
Belt Clip Release Tab
Detachable Belt Clip
Built-in Speaker
Function Button
External Earphone Jack
Battery Door
Up Button and Volume
Control
9. Power On/Off and Shift/Enter
Button
10. Built-in Microphone
11. Battery Charging Contacts
12. Down Button and Volume
Control
13. Monitor Button
14. Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
15. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
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MODEL FR-1538 DISPLAY
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1. Transmit (TX): Antenna/bar Icon appears during transmission each
time PTT button is pressed.
2. RSSI Indicator: Number of illuminated bars indicates receive signal strength.
3. Monitor Indicator: Icon appears when the monitor button is pressed.
4. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) Indicator: Icon
appears when receiving a transmission with correct CTCSS tone.
5. Auto Scan Indicator: Icon appears when the auto scan channel mode is
activated.
6. Priority Channel Scan Indicator: Icon appears when the priority channel
scan mode is activated.
7. Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: Blinks in the VOX selection
mode or appears when VOX is activated.
8. Key Lock Indicator: Appears when the key lock is activated.
9. Weather Alert Melody Indicator: This icon appears when the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) alert mode is activated.
10.Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates the battery charge strength.
11. Small Segment Display: Displays the CTCSS tone option in the normal
mode. The CTCSS option is shown in Hz.
12.Large Segment Display: Indicates the channel number in use in normal
mode. When the Function Button is pressed, the FR-1538 menu is displayed
in this position in the following sequence:
(Ch) Channel Select Mode (1-14)
(NOA) Weather Channel Mode (0-9)
(Sc) Automatic Channel Scan Mode
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(Uo) Voice Activated Function (OFF, Hi, Lo or nr)
(H00) Stop Watch Mode depicting Hours/Minutes/Seconds/Tenths of
Seconds/Hundreds of Seconds
(Sub) Sub-function menu on (yes) or off (no)
13.TX Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being transmitted.
14.RX Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being received.
Each time the Function (F) Button is pressed, the FR-1538 scrolls through selection
of each main menu as noted above. Pressing and holding the Function button for
2 seconds or longer activates the keylock ( ) feature, whereby all buttons except
the Monitor (M) and Press-to-Talk (PTT) are inoperable. When the Sub-Function
menu is selected (sub yes), additional menu options are available in the following
order:
(CAL) Call Ringer Melody Selection (1 through 7)
(bep) Key (button) Beep on/off
(ro9) Roger Beep on/off
[ 1,2,3] Preset Channel Numbers. Select each channel using up/down
buttons
In addition, when the Channel Select mode is chosen (Ch flashing), the
Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) can be accessed as follows:
) Button (9); the CTCSS code digits flash.
1. Press the Power/Enter (
2. Press the Up or Down button to select the desired CTCSS code.
3. Press the PTT button to confirm selection.
Powering the transceiver:
Your FR-1538 radio transceiver operates on four AAA batteries. You may operate
your FR-1538 using the rechargeable batteries included or you may use alkaline
batteries. Alkaline batteries will provide slightly better performance than the
rechargeable batteries.
Installing the batteries:
To install batteries into the radio, it is necessary to remove the belt clip. To do this
you will need to release the spring clip securing the belt clip to the radio and lift the
belt clip away from the radio body. Next, remove the battery compartment cover by
sliding it downward towards the bottom of the transceiver. Observe the polarity
symbols on the top of the tray when inserting the batteries. Replace the cover.
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SPRING
CLIP
BATTERY COVER
ARROW
BELT
CLIP
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
(4 AAA BATTERIES)
BATTERY
COVER
SIZE
AAA
AAA
SIZE
1. Press the spring clip
and slide the belt clip
upwards.
2. Slide the battery cover
downward.
3. Insert batteries
observing the polarity
symbols on the top of
the tray.
The following guidelines will improve performance and provide longer operating
times for the FR-1538:
1. Do not mix old and new batteries.
2. The use of alkaline-type batteries is recommended to provide the longest
operating time.
3. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (Ni-MH) batteries.
4. If the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries. Old
or leaking batteries can cause damage to the unit and will void the warranty.
Wrist Strap and Detachable Belt Clip Installation
The wrist strap and detachable belt clip are provided to enable you to carry the FR-1538
easily and safely. The wrist strap can be attached to the hole located on the top of
the belt clip. Feed the small loop on the end of the strap through the hole and then
pass the strap through the loop and pull tight.
The detachable belt clip fits into the slot located on the rear of the unit. To remove the
belt clip, press the locking clip at the top of the belt clip away from the unit and slide
the belt clip upwards. To install the belt clip, slide it down into the slot until it snaps
in to place.
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Charging the FR-1538:
Insert the charging transformer into a household electrical outlet and connect its
power jack to the socket on the rear of the charging stand. Simply placing the unit
into the charging stand will begin the charging process. The red LED on the front of
the charging transformer serves as a charge indicator. The charging stand will
charge two units simultaneously. Approximately 12 – 16 hours are required to fully
charge the batteries. Remember to turn your FR-1538 OFF before placing it into the
charging stand.
CAUTION:
The charging stand in your kit is intended for use with the
rechargeable NiMH batteries supplied with the unit. Do not
attempt to recharge any other type batteries (Alkaline)
with the charging stand.
CHARGING
STAND
TRANSFORMER
CONNECTOR
CHARGING
TRANSFORMER
RED LED
CHARGING
INDICATOR
Controls:
Power On/Off and Enter (
) Button (9):
Press and hold this button (
) momentarily to turn the unit on. A short confirming
melody will sound and the unit will perform a brief self-test. To turn the unit off,
press and hold the button for a 2 second period. A short tone will sound before the
unit shuts off. The word bye bye in large and small script will appear momentarily
and then disappear.
Enter Button (9):
This button (
) is also used to confirm options for operating modes during the
function edit mode. During main channel selection, a momentary press of this
button will access the CTCSS subcode for selection using the Up and Down buttons.
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Push To Talk (PTT) Button (14):
Pressing and holding this button will allow you to speak to any transceiver that is
set to the same channel and privacy code setting as yours. Hold the transceiver
approximately 1 to 2 inches from your face as you speak into the built-in microphone
(10). After you have finished speaking, release the PTT button to allow for reception
of incoming signals. It is not possible to transmit and receive at the same time.
The red transmit LED indicator located on the right side of the LCD Panel (15) will
light while the PTT button is pressed.
Releasing the button allows the unit to revert to standby mode. When receiving an
incoming signal, the green receive LED indicator on the left side of the LCD Panel (15)
will light.
The PTT button can also be used as a two-way call ringer. Pressing the button twice
quickly will call another party on the same channel. The word CALL and the transmit
icon will appear in the display. The user selected call will sound.
Volume Control (8 and 12):
In the standby mode, adjust the volume to a comfortable level between 01 and 15 by
pressing the Up (8) button to increase the volume level and the Down (12) button
to decrease the volume level.
Up Button (8):
In the standby mode, pressing this briefly will increase the volume. In the function
edit mode, pressing the button briefly will shift from the current option in each submenu to next option in the same sub-menu.
Pressing the button for more than 1.5 seconds allows navigation at a more rapid
rate. In the standby mode the volume will increase rapidly. In the function mode,
different menus can be rapidly accessed.
Down Button (12):
In the standby mode, pressing this briefly will decrease the volume. In the function
edit mode, pressing the button briefly will shift from the current option in each submenu to next previous option in the same sub-menu.
Pressing the button for more than 1.5 seconds allows navigation at a more rapid
rate. In the standby mode the volume will decrease rapidly. In the function mode,
different menus can be rapidly accessed.
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Function Button (5):
In the standby mode, pressing this button briefly will enter the function edit mode.
Pressing the button for more than 1.5 seconds will activate or deactivate the KEY
LOCK when the unit is in the standby mode. Refer to KEY LOCK function description
to activate and deactivate the KEY LOCK.
NOTE: All buttons will be disabled except for the Up ( ) Button (8) or the Down
( ) Button (12) Monitor (M) Button (13) and the PTT Button (14).
Monitor (M) Button (13):
The Monitor Button is used to check the activity on a channel before transmitting.
When the Monitor Button is pressed, the LCD panel (15) will be lit with an amber
backlight, and both the transmit (red) and the receive (green) LEDs will light. Pressing
the Monitor Button during the edit function mode will confirm and entry and return the
unit to standby. Pressing the Monitor Button during a VOX tranmission (voice
activated transmission) will discontinue the transmission and disable the VOX
function for 10 seconds.
External Microphone/Speaker (6):
This jack accepts an Audiovox FRS-BHST headset/microphone for total hands- free
operation.
NOTES FOR GOOD COMMUNICATION
1 . The FR-1538 14 channels are shared on a ‘take turns’ basis. This means
other groups may be talking on any of the channels. A common code of
ethics/courtesy is to switch to another vacant channel and not to attempt
to talk over someone who is already using the channel you first selected.
2. The FR-1538 has been designed to maximize performance and improve
transmission range in the field. To avoid interference, it is recommended
that you do not use the units closer than 5 feet apart.
3. For best transmission results, always keep your mouth about 2-3 inches
from the microphone (10) and speak slowly in a normal voice.
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FRS-1538 OPERATIONAL MODES
Press Function (F)
Button Once
FRS CHANNEL
&
CTCSS
SELECT MODE
Default
Press the Shift/Enter
) Button (9)
(
Press Function
(F) Button Twice
WEATHER BAND
Default
Press the Shift/Enter
(
) Button (9)
Press the Shift/Enter
(
) Button (9)
Default
Press Function
(F) Button Three
Times
SCAN
(CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)
Press the Shift/Enter
(
) Button (9)
Press the Shift/Enter
) Button (9)
(
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CHANNEL
SELECT
CTCSS
SELECT
WEATHER BAND
ALERT
CHANNEL
SELECT
OFF
OFF
PRIORITY
CHANNEL
ALL CHANNELS
( NORMAL)
FRS-1538 OPERATIONAL MODES (CONTINUED)
Default
Press Function (F)
Button Four Times
VOX
Press the Shift/Enter
(
) Button (9)
SENSITIVITY
(HI, NORM, LO)
DELAY TIME
SELECT
1,2,3,,5
Press the Shift/Enter
) Button (9)
(
OFF
Press Function (F)
Button Five Times
Press Function (F)
Button Five Times
STOPWATCH
CALL
TONES
KEYPAD BEEP
TONES
Press Function (F)
Button Six Times
Use Up ( ) Button (8)
or the
Down ( ) Button (12)
SUBMENUS
ROGER BEEP
TONES
YES
CHAN PRESET 1
CHAN PRESET 2
CHAN PRESET 3
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OPERATING MODES AND FEATURES
FRS CHANNEL MODE
CHANNEL NUMBER SELECTION:
This feature allows the selection of main channels for communication as follows:
1. Press the Function (F) Button (5) once: (Ch and the flashing channel number
appears on the display15).
2. Press the Up ( ) Button (8) or the Down ( ) Button (12) to choose the
channel.
3. Press the Monitor (M) button (13) to confirm your selection.
CODED TONE CONTROL SQUELCH SYSTEM (CTCSS) CODE SELECTION
When the CTCSS feature is enabled, the transceiver will only receive signals from
other transceivers set to the same channel and privacy code. When the CTCSS
mode is off, the transceiver will receive signals from all transceivers set to the same
channel. Remember that the CTCSS feature does not prevent others from listening
to your transmissions. It only allows your FR-1538 to ignore signals from transceivers
not set to the same privacy code.
1. Press the Function Button (5) once to access the main channel number as
before.
) Button (9) to select the CTCSS 2-digit code
2. Press the Shift/Enter (
position which flashes.
3. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to select the desired
sub-code between 01 and 38.
4. Press the Monitor (M) button (13) to confirm your selection.
NOTE: To communicate with other units, they must be switched to the same
channel and CTCSS sub-code. To communicate with other units that
do not have subcodes, switch your unit to the same channel with the
sub-code set to Off.
ALL FRS CHANNEL SCAN SELECTOR:
This feature allows scanning for an active channel on all 14 FRS channels. The
power saver mode is disabled in this mode. To activate this feature:
1. Press the Function Button (5) until SC appears in the LCD Panel (15).
2. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to choose scanning up or
down from the current channel number.
3. Press the Monitor (M) button (13) to confirm your selection.
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The unit will begin scanning for an active main channel. If a transmission is detected, the
Receive and RSSI icons will appear on the display. To turn off the auto channel scan
feature, return to the Scan mode by pressing the Function button and choose OFF. You can
pause on any channel while in the Auto Channel Scan Mode by pressing the PTT Button
(14) during the reception of a signal for 5 seconds afterward. Pressing the Monitor Button
(13) will resume scanning.
PRIORITY CHANNEL SCAN MODE:
This feature allows you to monitor two different channels at the same time. If you reset any
priority channel other than the current channel in use, the preset channel will be scanned
every 0.5 second, and signals you when a call is received. While in the Priority Channel
Scan mode you may hear transmission from either a primary or secondary channel when
transmitting. The unit will always transmit on the primary channel unless the PTT button
(14) is pressed during or immediately following the reception of secondary channel transmission. To access the Priority Channel Scan mode, proceed as follows:
1. Press the Function button twice; SC will appear flashing on the display.
2. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to choose Pr, and then press
Shift/Enter (
) Button (9) .
3. Select the priority channel you wish to monitor by pressing the Up or Down button.
4. Press the Monitor button (13) to confirm your selection.
NOTE: The unit will scan between the normal channel and the priority channel just
selected.
5. To turn off the Priority channel scan feature, press the Function button (F) until
SC appears flashing on the display; then choose the OFF option.
VOX MODE:
The Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) function allows your voice to activate signal transmission automatically when the FR-1538 is used with an optional hands-free
microphone/headset (FRS-BHST).
It also allows hand-free use when a
microphone/headset is not being used without having to use the PTT button (14). When in
the VOX mode, a short beep will sound after the termination of any VOX generated transmission.
VOX SENSITIVITY SELECTION:
This feature allows the user to select the voice/signal level at which the unit will transmit.
The high sensitivity setting ( HI ) should be used in high background noise environments
or when whispering. The low sensitivity setting ( LO ) should be used in low background
noise environments. The normal (NR) setting can be used in most all typical applications.
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To access the VOX Selection menu:
1. Press the Function Button (5) until the VOX icon blinks and Uo appears on
the display (15).
2. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to select from the HI, nr, Lo,
or OFF. The high, normal or low setting determines VOX response sensitivity.
3. Press the Monitor button (13) to confirm your selection.
VOX RECOVERY TIME SELECTION MODE
This feature allows the response time characteristics of the VOX function to be
precisely adjusted to suit individual needs.
To access the VOX Recovery Time Selection menu:
1. Press the Function Button (5) until the VOX icon blinks and Uo appears on
the display (15).
2. Press the Enter (
) Button (9) button to confirm VOX sensitivity selection,
and note that the recovery time digit to the right flashes.
3. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to select from the 5, 3, 2
or 1 second setting. This setting determines the delay time between
transmitting and receiving.
4. Press the Monitor button (13) to confirm your selection.
NOTE: You may need to try different VOX time settings to determine
the best value to suit your speaking habits.
5. To turn off the VOX feature, enter the VOX selection mode and
then select OFF.
STOPWATCH MODE
The stopwatch mode provides you with the capability of timing certain external functions without the need for a separate stopwatch time piece. To use the stopwatch
feature, proceed as follows:
1. Press the Function (F) button five times; H00 appears on the display,
with the minutes and seconds digits (0000) flashing.
) Button (9) button to stabilize the entire display.
2. Press the Enter (
3. Press the Up button to start and stop the timing counter while the timing
is in progress. Press the Down Button (12) to obtain the lap time.
4. Press the Enter (
) Button (9) button to reset the stopwatch time to zero.
5. Press the Function (F) button to exit the stopwatch function.
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KEY LOCK SELECTION MODE
This feature prevents accidental channel change to the user preferred settings of
the FR-1538. The Key Lock feature temporarily disables the Function (F) and Enter
) Buttons. To access the Key Lock Selection menu:
(
1. Press and hold the Function Button (5) for at least 1.5 seconds; the lock icon
appears on the display and the Function and Enter buttons are disabled.
2. To exit from the key lock mode, press and hold the Function button until the
key lock icon disappears from the display.
SUB-MODE SELECTION
Sub-mode selection enables you to access sub-menus available for other functions such as Call Ringer selection, Key Tone Beep on/off, Roger Beep Tone on/off,
and selection of three channel presets. To enter the sub-mode, proceed as follows:
1. Press the Function (F) button six times, until Sub appears on the display
together with the flashing no indication.
2. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to access the flashing yes
indication.
3. While yes is flashing, press the Function button to access the following submenus:
a. Call ringer melody selection.
b. Key Tone Beep on/off.
c. Roger Beep Tone selection on/off.
d. Channel preset selection 1-3.
CALL MELODY SELECTION MENU
This feature provides seven user selectable call ringer melodies that alert the user
that a calling party wishes to communicate with them. Once the melody is chosen,
pressing the PTT Button (14) twice within one second will transmit the call tone
selected. To select your favorite Call Ringer melody:
1. Perform the sub-mode selection procedure as previously outlined.
2. With yes flashing, press the Function button once; CALL will appear on the
display together with a flashing number between 1 and 7, or an OFF
indication.
2. Press the Up Button (8) or Down Button (12) to preview the seven
available melodies, stopping at the one preferred.
3. Press the Monitor (13) button to confirm your selection and return to the
standby menu.
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KEY BEEP TONE SELECTION
The unit will emit a confirmation beep tone after a button has been pushed. To
enable/disable the key beep tones, proceed as follows:
1. Perform the sub-mode selection procedure as previously outlined.
2. With yes flashing, press the Function button twice; bep will appear with a
flashing on or OFF indication.
3. Press the Up Button (8) or Down Button (12) to select the beep mode on or
OFF as desired.
4. Press the Monitor (13) button to confirm your selection and return to the
standby menu.
ROGER BEEP TONE SELECTION
The unit will transmit a beep tone sequence after each transmission to signal
the receiving party that transmission has ended. This tone is called a “Roger
Beep”. To enable/disable the Roger Beep tone, proceed as follows:
1. Perform the sub-mode selection procedure as previously outlined.
2. With yes flashing, press the Function (F) button three times; rbp will appear
with a flashing on or OFF indication.
3. Press the Up Button (8) or Down Button (12) to set the Roger Beep mode on
or OFF as desired.
4. Press the Monitor (13) button to confirm your selection and return to the standby
menu.
CHANNEL PRESET SELECTION
This feature allows you to preset up to three frequently used channel numbers, with
their CTCSS channel designations, so that they can be quickly accessed without
the need for selecting them individually through the normal channel/CTCSS
selection process. To preset these channels, proceed as follows:
1. Perform the sub-mode selection procedure as previously outlined.
2. With yes flashing, press the Function (F) button four times; a preset channel
number in parenthesis (1, 2 or 3) will appear with a flashing channel
number to the right. Press the Function button until (1) appears.
3. Press the Up Button (8) or Down Button (12) Up or Down button to select
the desired channel number in the blinking display position.
4. Press the Enter (
) Button (9); the CTCSS position to the right flashes.
5. Press the Up Button (8) or Down Button (12) to select the desired channel
for the tone code.
To set preset channels 2 and 3, repeat steps 1 through 5.
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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
RECEIVER MODE
NOAA provides transmitters which are located throughout the United States; these
transmitters broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches forecasts and
hazard information 24 hours a day.
The NOAA receiver on the FR-1538 provides you with weather information for all
types of hazards. This function allows you to listen to one of 10 weather channels,
and to configure your radio in the NOAA alert mode to inform you of emergency
weather broadcasts in your listening area. To access the NOAA functions, proceed
as follows:
NOAA CHANNEL MENU
To access the NOAA channel menu:
1. Press the Function (F) button until the NOA indication appears on the display
with a flashing OFF indication.
2. Press the Up or Down button to select either On or ALt to enable the weather
alert.
) Button (9) button to listen to broadcast weather
3. Press the Enter (
channels; the current channel number will appear flashing.
4. Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) to select the strongest of the
10 channels.
5. To exit the NOAA function, press the Function button and select the OFF
mode.
NOAA ALERT MODE
Whenever you are listening to the weather channel broadcast, the 2-way radio
function of the FR-1538 is disabled; however, when the NOAA alert function is
active, the FR-1538 operates in the normal radio modes. After setting the NOAA
alert option in the NOAA mode, when the radio receives the NOAA alert signal, it
switches to the selected weather channel and normal radio operation is inhibited.
Set the NOAA alert mode as follows:
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1.
2.
Press the Function (F) button until NOA appears on the display.
Press the Up Button (8) or the Down Button (12) until Alt appears flashing
) Button (9).
on the display; then press the Enter (
3. Press the Function button to return to normal radio operation.
The radio is now in the NOAA alert mode, awaiting for a weather alert on one of the
NOAA weather channels you have selected.
Warning
• Remove the batteries from the transceiver if it is not expected to be used for
long periods. This will eliminate the possibility of chemicals leaking from the
batteries and corroding the transceiver.
• Avoid exposing the transceiver to water or extremes of temperature.
• Do not use this device in or near a mining facility, which uses remotely triggered explosives or in areas labeled “Blasting Area”. Premature or accidental
detonation may result.
• Do not attempt to modify or in any way increase the output of this transceiver. Its
output is designed to meet the legal limits set by the F.C.C.
• Do not use this device or change its batteries in potentially explosive
atmospheres as sparks in such areas could result in an explosion.
• Turn your transceiver off wherever posted notices restrict the use of radios or
cellular telephones. Facilities such as hospitals may use equipment that is
sensitive to RF energy.
• Turn your transceiver off on board aircraft when requested to do so.
• Do not place your radio in front of a vehicle’s air-bag. If the air-bag deploys,
it could propel the transceiver like a projectile causing bodily injury.
This transceiver complies with F.C.C. regulations for use in the United States of
America. Use in other countries may be prohibited or restricted by local regulation.
Please check with the local regulating agency before using this device outside
the United States of America.
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Technical Specifications:
General
Frequency Range:
Refer to frequency charts
FRS Channels
14
Privacy Codes
38 for each main channel
Weather Channels
10
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.08 in x 6.889 in x 1.10 in
(Without Antenna)
53 mm x 175 mm x 28 mm
Power Supply
Power Source
AC/DC Adapter
Input: 120 Vac
Output 8 Vdc, 0.12 Amp
Battery Backup
Alkaline, AAA (4), 6.0 VDC, 1000 mAh
Operating Time
30 hours
(Transmit: Receive: Standby) (5: 5: 90
ratio)
Receiver
Useable Sensitivity
<0.28 uV
Maximum Audio Output Power
200 mW (8 Ohm )
Modulation Distortion
< 5% (1 kHz 60%)
Transmitter
Maximum RF Output Power
500 Mw ERP
Range
Up to 2 miles
Maximum Deviation
<+/- 2.5 kHz
Modulation Distortion
< 5% (1 kHz 60%)
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FRS Channel Frequencies:
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Freq. MHz
Channel
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Freq. MHz
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
Weather Channel Frequencies:
Channel
Freq. MHz
1
2
3
4
5
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
Channel
6
7
8*
9*
0*
*Canadian Marine
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Freq. MHz
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
163.275
Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System Tone
Frequencies (in Hz)
CTCSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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Freq. Hz
CTCSS
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
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21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
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Freq. Hz
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Corrective Action
No transmission
while pressing
the PTT button
Weak batteries
Charge or replace batteries
Incorrect battery polarity
Install the batteries in the
directions indicated by the
battery tray.
Weak or no signal
received
Weak batteries
Charge or replace batteries
Channel and privacy
code not set the same
as target transceiver
Adjust the transceiver’s
settings to match those
settings of the target
transceiver
Volume level too low
Increase volume level
PTT button inadvertently
depressed
Release PTT button
Excessive radio interference
on a particular channel
Change to a different
channel
Obstruction of radio
signal
Avoid operating in or near
large buildings or vehicles
Transceiver
beeps, but will
not turn on when
Power button is
pressed
Batteries extremely
discharged
Charge or replace batteries
Reception of
unwanted signals
CTCSS privacy mode
not on
Turn on the CTCSS privacy
mode and set code number to
match the setting of the
target transceiver.
Interference from
electronic devices such
as computers or TVs
Turn the devices off or move
farther away from them.
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