Owner’s Manual
Model FR-560FM
Two Way Family Radio With
Built-In Broadcast FM Receiver
Customer Service
1-800-290-6650
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SELECTION
OF THE FR-560FM
It is one of the most sophisticated and reliable two way
family radios available.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR FR-560FM
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
FEATURES
Your FR-560FM Family Radio with a built-in broadcast FM
receiver 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-560FM is ideal for use around the house, in your boat, on
hunting and camping trips, on the ski slopes or at the mall.
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PERFORMANCE
Your transceiver will achieve its maximum operating range when
communicating with other transceivers in a flat open area with
no trees or buildings obstructing its signal. Range may be up
to two miles under such conditions. Obstacles such as buildings,
trees or mountains will tend to reduce the transceiver’s effective
range.
FCC WARNING
Replacement or substitution of transistors, diodes or other parts
of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended
by the manufacturer, may cause a violation of the technical
regulations of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low
power transmitter. When the PTT button is pushed it sends out
radio frequency (RF) signals. The device is authorized to operate
at a duty factor not to exceed 50%. In August 1996, the Federal
Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted RF exposure
guidelines with safety levels for hand-held wireless devices.
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SAFETY INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
Important: To maintain compliance with the FCC’ s RF exposure
guidelines hold the transmitter at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters)
from your face and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna
pointed up and away. If you wear the handset on your body
while using the headset accessory, use only the Audiovox
supplied belt clip for this product and ensure that the antenna is
at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your body when
transmitting. Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized
antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the
transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
Normal Position: Hold the transmitter approximately 1” from
your face and speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed
up and away.
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FUNCTION AND LOCATION OF THE CONTROLS
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1. Power Button (PWR): Press and hold this button for 2 seconds
to turn the transceiver on or off.
2. Push-to-Talk Button (PTT): Press to transmit. Release to
receive.
3. Monitor Button (M): Press and hold to bypass the squelch
and listen to channel activity.
4. Belt Clip
5. Battery Compartment
6. Speaker
7. Microphone
8. Call Button: Press and hold this button to send a ringing sound
to other radios tuned to the same channel.
9. Down Button ( ): Press this button to decrease the volume
or channel setting.
10. Up Button ( ): Press this button to increase the volume or
channel setting.
11. LCD Display: Displays the current FRS channel number as
well as other functions.
12. Function Select Button (F): Press this button to toggle
through and select unit functions.
13. Antenna: Place in the up position for transceiver use, down
position for storage.
14. Microphone / Charger Jack (MIC/CHG): For use with
an external microphone and optional battery charger.
15. Speaker (SP.) Jack: For use with an Audiovox approved
headset accessory only.
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LCD DISPLAY AND OPERATION
The FR-560FM is equipped with an
LCD display to indicate its settings
and functions. When the radio is on,
pressing any button will illuminate the
display for 5 seconds.
Transmission Indicator
Call Button Indicator
Low Battery Alert Indicator
Battery Saver Mode Indicator
Beep tone Indicator
FRS channel Indicator (1–14).
Preset FM memory number.
Busy Channel Indicator. Appears on display when
unit is receiving a signal.
SCAN Indicator appears during channel scan
FM Mode Indicator
Key Lock Indicator
VOX Function Indicator
Volume Level Indicator
Dual Watch Indicator
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your FR-560FM requires three “AAA” alkaline
cells or three rechargeable “AAA” cells. Alkaline
batteries will provide the best performance from your
transceiver. Remove the battery cover by rotating
the belt clip away from the battery compartment.
Slide the battery cover downward while applying
pressure at the its grooved section. Observe the
polarity symbols inside the battery tray when installing
the batteries.
CAUTION:
Incorrect battery installation can damage the unit.
The microphone / charger jack is intended for use with Audiovox
approved charging accessories only. Refer to the documentation
included with the battery charger.
Never attempt to charge alkaline batteries with the optional
battery charger.
BATTERY SAVER MODE
Your FR-560FM has a unique circuit designed to dramatically
extend the life of its batteries. After 10 seconds of inactivity, the
FR-560FM will switch to battery saver mode. While in battery saver
mode, the battery saver mode indicator ( ) is present on the
display, and the transceiver will remain ready to receive any
incoming transmissions while the battery saver mode is active.
Pressing any of the buttons, except the up, down or power buttons,
will exit the battery saver mode and illuminate the display.
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USING YOUR FR-560FM
Turning the Transceiver On and Off (PWR)
Pressing the PWR button (1) for 2 seconds will activate the unit. The
speaker will sound a beep tone to confirm the transceiver’s activation.
In addition, the transceiver will perform a 1-second power-on
self-test, whereby the LCD display will show all functional
items. To turn the unit off, simply press and hold the PWR button
for 2 seconds; then release it.
Volume Level
Audio reception volume is controlled by the Up ( ▲ ) and the Down
( ▼ ) button. Momentarily pressing either button will raise or lower
the volume level. A bar graph on the right side of the display will
show the volume level setting.
Call Button (8)
When the CALL button is pressed, the FR-560FM will transmit a
3-second ringing sound to other transceiver’s tuned to the same
channel. This feature can be used to signal other parties that voice
communication is desired.
Low Battery Alert
When the batteries are in need of replacement or charging, the low
battery icon
will appear on the LCD display.
Monitor Button (M)
You can monitor channel activity by pressing the Monitor (M) button
(3). If pressed for more than 2 seconds, the monitor feature will be
locked “on” to continuously monitor channel activity. Momentarily press
the Monitor button again to return to normal operation.
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FUNCTIONS
Function Select (F) Button
Pressing the Function button will allow selection of frequency channels,
as well as selection of the various unit functions. Each press
permits selection of the desired channel (1–14), FM mode on or off,
beep tone, scan, VOX and Dual Watch functions. Pressing the Function button in the FM mode will allow FM frequency and FM preset selection. This button also activates the Key lock feature when pressed
and held for more than 2 seconds.
FM Frequency and Preset Memory Selection
The transceiver is capable of receiving radio signals in the FM band,
and is also equipped with nine preset FM memory locations. The
presets allow the user to choose the nine most-used FM stations
and store them for quick access.
To enter the FM mode, press the function repeatedly until the FM
icon blinks. Press the Up ( ) button and the FM icon becomes
steady. The transceiver will receive the FM frequency displayed.
To select an FM frequency while in the FM mode, press the function
button. The FM radio frequency icon will start to blink. Press the Up
( ) or Down ( ) buttons until desired frequency is reached. Once
the desired frequency is reached, press the PTT button once or
the Function ( F ) select button twice.
To exit the FM mode, press the Monitor (M) button and the transceiver returns to the FRS mode.To recall a preset FM frequency while
in the FM mode, press the Function ( F ) button repeatedly until MEM
display appears. Using the Up ( ) or Down ( ) buttons, select the
desired memory preset ( 1 thru 9 ).
To store an FM station press the function button until FM display
flashes. Press Up ( ) or Down ( ) buttons to select desired FM
station. Then press function (F) button until MEM display flashes.
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Using Up (
) or Down (
) buttons, select desired memory
position (1–9) for selected station frequency. Press and hold CALL
button to lock station frequency into selected memory position.
FM Auto Scan
To automatically search for an FM station, press and hold the Up ( ) or
Down ( ) button while the FM radio frequency display is blinking.
When a strong FM frequency is encountered, scanning will stop and
the FM display will blink. Once the desired frequency is reached,
press the PTT button once or the Function ( F ) select button twice.
This feature is useful in areas where reception of usual FM stations
is poor, and local information is needed.
Beep Confirmation Tones
Whenever the Up/Down or Function (F) select button is pressed, the
speaker will sound a beep tone to confirm each press, provided
the key tone feature is enabled. The unit will also 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 disable the key tones and “Roger Beep”, press Function
button until the Beep Tone icon flashes. Then press Up ( ) or
Down ( ) buttons until the icon disappears. No beep tones should
be heard. To enable the key tones and “Roger Beep”, proceed as
before, until the Beep Tone icon flashes. Then press Up ( ) or
Down ( ) button. The key tone icon will remain displayed and a
beep tone will be heard.
Channel Scanning
Press function button repeatedly until the SCAN icon flashes. Press
the Up ( ) or Down ( ) button to enable the Scan function (the
icon will appear steadily on the display). While in the Scan mode,
the unit will pause on any active channel for 5 seconds, and then
proceed to the next higher channel. The unit will scan channels 1–14
for activity and scanning will continue until the PTT button is pressed.
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VOX Function
This feature enables you to have hands-free conversation. When
using the external microphone or headset, your voice signal is
detected and is automatically transmitted by the radio. The reply
audio is received by the radio and is transferred to the headset.
To access the VOX function, press function (F) button repeatedly
until VOX icon ( ) flashes. Press Up ( ) or Down ( ) button to
enable VOX function (icon will appear steadily).
Dual Watch Mode
This feature allows monitoring of two channels simultaneously. To
activate, press function (F) button repeatedly until the Dual Watch
icon
flashes in the display. Using the Up ( ) or Down ( )
buttons, choose the alternate channel number you wish to monitor
for activity. Press the function (F) button to enter your selection. The
channel display will now flash showing your current channel and
alternate channel selection. To disable Dual Watch mode, press
the function button until the Dual Watch icon flashes in the
display. Then using the Up ( ) or Down ( ) buttons, select “0”
as the channel number.
When in Dual Watch mode, the unit will transmit on the channel on
which it last received a signal. To transmit on the other channel you
must exit the Dual Watch mode and select the desired channel.
Key Lock
This feature prevents accidental change of unit settings. While
enabled, Key Lock allows only the PTT button to operate.
To enable Key Lock, press the Function (F) button for more than 3
seconds until Key Lock icon ( ) appears. To disable the Key Lock
function, press the function button for more than 3 seconds until Key
Lock icon disappears.
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To Transmit
1. Set the desired primary channel.
2. Press and hold the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button while speaking
slowly and clearly in a normal voice, approximately 2 to 3
inches from the microphone.
3. The transmit indicator ( ) will illuminate while transmitting.
4. Release the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button when you finish
speaking to receive incoming signals.
To Receive.
1. Set the desired channel.
2. Adjust the volume control to the desired listening volume by
using the up and down buttons.
3. The transceiver will play strong received signals through its
internal speaker or through a headset, if so equipped.
Monitor Function
The Monitor (M) button can be used to play all signals present on
a channel. This is useful when communicating with other parties
at extreme range.
The monitor function can be locked on by pressing the Monitor
(M) button for three seconds. When the monitor lock has been
activated, the LCD display will indicate BUSY. Pressing the
monitor button a second time will unlock the monitor function.
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WARNING
n Remove the batteries from the transceiver if it is not expected to
be used for long periods. This will eliminate the possibility of battery
acid leaking from the batteries and corroding the transceiver.
n Avoid exposing the unit to water or extremes of temperature.
n 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.
n Do not attempt to modify or in any way increase the output of this
transceiver. Its output is designed to meet the legal limits set by
the FCC.
n Do not use this device or change its batteries in potentially
explosive atmospheres as sparks in such areas could result in
an explosion.
n 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.
n Turn your transceiver off on-board aircraft when requested to do so.
n Do not place your transceiver in front of a vehicle’s air-bag. If the
air-bag deploys, it could propel the transceiver like a projectile.
n This transceiver complies with F.C.C. regulations for use in the
United States. Use in other countries may be prohibited or
restricted by local regulation. Please check with the local regulating
agency before using this device outside of the United States.
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SPECIFICATIONS*
Channels:
Output Power:
Battery Life
Alkaline:
Power Source:
14
500 mW ERP
30 - 35 Hours
4.5V DC
* These specifications are subject to change without notice.
They represent typical values, individual units may vary.
Channel Frequencies:
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
MHz
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
Channel
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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MHz
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Family Radio Service Products.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail
purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under
normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship
within 90 days from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be
repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's
option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale),
specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the warranty center at the
address shown below.
The Company disclaims liability for communications range of this product.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the
opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration,
improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or
defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF
THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT,
SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE
PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS
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HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER.
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liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
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