Owner’s Manual
PMR 446 Handheld transceiver
G5
http://www.alan-germany.com
Featuring
•
•
•
•
•
•
8 Channels
38 CTCSS codes
VOX/Babymonitoring
Display illumination
Scan function
Roger Beep Tone
http://www.alan-germany.com
Index
Accessories
Introduction
Controls and Buttons
LCD Display
Ext. Speaker / Mic socket
Installing Batteries
Charging the Batteries
Operation
Use and Care
Technical Specification
Channel-chart
CTCSS-sub channel-chart
European Warranty Note
http://www.alan-germany.com
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
13-22
23
24
25
26
27
-3-
Accessories – Accessories can be purchased at
www.alan-germany.com or ask your dealer.
AE740
Over the ear Mic. Headsets with PTT
http://www.alan-germany.com
-4-
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase! MIDLAND G5 is a new generation
PMR 446 transceiver which may be used, without license, in all the
countries in which Pan-European PMR446 frequencies are authorised
(446.00625 – 446.09375 MHz).
As of date of printing this manual in following countries your G5 may be
used without license:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Hugary,
Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom.
For Italian inhabitants a licence is requested while for travellers the use
without licence is allowed for short time. Please ask the local authorities
before using the radio, because only few countries apply already the
european R&TTE directive.
You can download the latest versions any time from our server under
http://www.hobbyradio.de
This unit fully complies to the following European standards EN300 2962, EN 301489-1 / -5 and EN 50 950.
http://www.alan-germany.com
-5-
Control
Buttons & Indicators
Display
Illumination
ON / OFF
Turn On/Off the Radio
- Enter/Exit the menu
- Talk on the Radio
- Send a Call Tone
- Save a setting
Scan for active
Channels and
keylock
Speaker
LCD
http://www.alan-germany.com
Ext. Spk/Mic
- Increase the volume
- Scroll through the menu
- Decrease the Volume
- Scroll through the menu
Microphone
Display
-6-
Low Battery level Indicator
VOX Icon
Transmit (TX) Icon
Channel Indicator
CTCSS Channel
Indicator
Receive Icon (RX)
External Speaker/Microphone Jack :
http://www.alan-germany.com
-7-
Your G5 can be used with an optional external speaker/microphone or
headset, for example AE740.
http://www.alan-germany.com
-8-
Remove Battery Cover and Installing Batteries:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Pull the latching tab outward, then gently slide the
belt clip down toward the bottom of the radio.
With the back of the radio facing you, remove the
Battery Cover by sliding it down from the unit.
Insert 3 1,5 V AAA batteries or rechargeable
NiMH-batteries observing the polarity as shown.
Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up from the
unit.
http://www.alan-germany.com
-9-
Battery level indicator and charging batteries
Battery level indicator
The battery level is indicated by the number of squares present inside
the battery icon
on the LCD Screen. When the battery level is
low, the battery icon will flash to indicate that the batteries need to be
replaced.
To charge batteries in the radio
For recharging NiMH batteries (not included) you will be required to use
an AC/DC wall charger 230 V A/C (our order No. 7360, not included).
Only use charger/adadpters indicated in the manual.
1.
2.
3.
Turn the unit off.
Insert 3 rechargeable NiMH-batteries observing the polarity.
Connect the AC Adaptor/Charger into an A/C Wall Outlet and insert
the Adaptor/Charger jack into the MIC Jack of the radio found at the
side of the unit.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 10 -
Note: It takes approximately 6 hours to charge partly discharged
batteries. If they are at their lowest level it will take around 10 up to 14
hours to fully charge new batteries or fully discharged batteries.
Automatic energy saving circuit
The radio transceiver has a built in POWER SAVER feature for
maximum battery life. It switches automatically to power save mode
during longer receiving periods without incoming signals.
Warning
1. Do not mix old and new batteries. Do not mix alkaline, standard
(carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (Ni-MH) batteries. Rechargeable
batteries are most time partly discharged and must be fully charged
min. one time.
2.
Do not replace or charge batteries in a potentially explosive
atmosphere. Contact sparking may occur while installing or
removing batteries and cause an explosion.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 11 -
3.
Never attempt to charge alkaline or other “normal” dry cell batteries.
When recharging, use only approved and recommended
rechargeable NiMH batteries and chargers. Use of the charger with
other batteries can cause damage to your PMR unit. Other types of
batteries may burst and cause personal injury.
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.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 12 -
Operation
Power On
Press the
button for more than 3 second to turn the radio on. Three
beeps will sound and the standby screen with all available icons will
appear on the LCD.
Power Off
Press the button
for over 3 seconds to turn the radio off.
Volume
Press the
button to increase the volume, and press the
button to decrease the volume during normal operation.
The volume level „UL“ is indicated by the number 1 to 7 on the LCD
screen. 7 shows the highest volume level.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 13 -
Reception
Simply release the PTT button. When you receive a signal, the RX icon
is displayed on the LCD screen.
Transmit
1.
Do not transmit when You hear any activity on current channel. You
may disturb a conversation between other parties.
2.
Press and hold PTT button and speak in a normal voice into the
microphone. The TX icon will appear continuously on the LCD
Display when transmitting.
3.
To receive messages, release the PTT button. The RX icon will
appear on the display when your radio is receiving a transmission.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 14 -
Call Tone
Your G5 can transmit a call tone for a fixed length of time. To send a call
tone, press the PTT twice rapidly. The TX icon will appear during
transmitting a call tone and tone can be heard on the speaker for
confirmation.
Scan
Your G5 can scan all of the 8 channel to observe for any activity. To
enter the scan mode, press the
button for one second. Press
button again to exit the scan mode.
Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 8 channels and stop on any
active channel.
When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the
scanning function will stop. To resume scanning Press and hold the
button for one second.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 15 -
Key Lock
You may lock the front panel keys against accidental use. To lock
and
, press
key and hold it for about 5 seconds (You will hear a
beep tone and Lc in the display. Monitor and PTT keys can still be
used.
To disable the lock function later again, press
hear the beep tone as confirmation.
again for 5 sec, and
Backlit LCD
Your G5 comes with a backlit LCD Display to enable you to view the
setting in a dark environment. The backlighting can be turned on/off by
pressing the L button above the PTT. The backlighting will turn on for
5 seconds.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 16 -
User Interface
To access the advanced features of your G5, your radio has the
following menu functions:
Mode
Channel
CTCSS
VOX
Roger
0~38
On/Off
On/Off
1~8
All menue points may be changed by pressing the
button.
or
Note : The unit will automatically go to normal mode after 5 seconds of
no button activity during menu setting.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 17 -
Channel Selection
Your G5 has 8 channels available. To change channels:
1.
Turn the radio on.
2.
Press the
3.
Use the
4.
Use the
button to select a lower channel.
All channels will be shown in the display according your selection.
Press the PTT button to save the new channel and return to normal
mode.
5.
button until the current channel segment flashes.
button to select a higher channel.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 18 -
CTCSS- (Coded Tone Controlled Squelch System) selection mode
This feature allows you to utilize a less used channel range (00-38)
within a main channel. This enables you to communicate with another
party on the same main channel using the same subcode. This helps to
avoid congestion on the main channel and filters out unwanted noise
and static. There are 38 CTCSS subchannels for each main channel.
CTCSS selection
1. Turn the radio on.
2.
3.
4.
With the desired channel selected, repeatedly press
until the
current CTCSS Code number flashes.
or
button to change the CTCSS code number.
Use the
Your G5 has 38 CTCSS codes available (see CTCSS-frequencychart).
Press the PTT button to save the new CTCSS Code or press
repeatedly until you exit the menu.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 19 -
At this point you will receive all signals with same selected CTCSScode. In transmitting mode the code will be send automatically.
Selecting a CTCSS code of “oF” will disable the the CTCSS feature.
Note: To communicate with other PMR units, they must be switched to
the same channel and CTCSS subcode.
Automatic speech transmission (VOX control function)
On VOX mode, the radio can automatically switch between receive and
transmit mode by voice control without pressing any button.
To enable VOX-Operation
1.
2.
3.
4.
Repeatedly press the
button until the VOX icon flashes on the
LCD display.
Press
to turn the VOX on. „on“ will appear on the display
during the setting. um die VOX zu aktivieren. Im Display erscheint
VOX „on“.
Press
to turn the VOX off. „oF“ will appear on the display
during the setting.
Press PTT-Button to confirm selected VOX-Mode.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 20 -
Note: By using the unit as babysitter, the monitoring station must be
indicated with enabled VOX, while the control station must be indicated
with normal receiption mode (VOX disabled). Both units must be
indicated with the same frequency and same CTCSS-code setting.
To use an external MIC / headphone for VOX operation
First set the radio to VOX mode.
After that insert the connector of the headset (e.g. AE 740, not included)
into SPK/MIC jacks of the radio.
Note: If You use an external MIC/Phone set like AE 740, make sure that
the AE 740 is switched to “VOX”.
Switching back to PTT operation
If you switch back to PTT operation, you should first switch the AE 740
back to PTT and after this disable VOX-function on the radio.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 21 -
Roger Beep Tone : Whenever you release the PTT button, a “Roger
Beep” tone may be transmitted to let your friends know you are finished
talking.
To enable the Roger Beep:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the
button repeatedly until the “rb” appears on the
display.
to set the Roger Beep tone „on“.
Press
To disable the Roger Beep tone, press
to set the funktion off.
An “on” or “oF” will appear on the display during the setting.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 22 -
Use and Care
1.
Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio. Do not use alcohol or
cleaning solutions to clean the radio.
2.
Turn off the radio and remove the batteries during long-term
storage.
3.
Do not open the radio for any reason. The opening of the
transceiver by un-authorized personnel will automatically invalidate
the guarantee.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 23 -
Technical Specification
Installed channels
TX output power
Audio output power
Modulation
Power source
Current Drain
http://www.alan-germany.com
8 in European PMR 446 frequency range
max. 0,5 W ERP
ca. 200 mW / 8 Ohms
FM / 2,2 kHz nominal deviation
3 AAA Alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH
Batteries
Transmit approx. 300 mA
Receive: approx. 130 mA
Power Save:. Approx. 17 mA
Operating time 30 hours (using AlkalineBatteries) with NiMH-Batteries approx. 15
hours
(80 % Standby, 10 % TX, 10 % RX)
- 24 -
Channel chart
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Frequency (MHZ)
446.00625 MHz
446.01875 MHz
446.03125 MHz
446.04375 MHz
446.05625 MHz
446.06875 MHz
446.08125 MHz
446.09375 MHz
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 25 -
CTCSS-Subchannel-Chart
No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
FREQ (HZ)
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
http://www.alan-germany.com
No.
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
FREQ (HZ)
107,2
110,9
114,8
118,8
123,0
127,3
131,8
136,5
141,3
146,2
151,4
156,7
162,2
No.
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
FREQ (HZ)
167,9
173,8
179,9
186,2
192,8
203,5
210,7
218,1
225,7
233,6
241,8
250,3
- 26 -
European Warranty Note
If you should have purchased the radio in a country of the European
Union, Your distributor will repair or replace, at its option without charge,
any transceiver which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within 2 years following the initial consumer purchase. This warranty
does not apply to water damage, battery leak damage or abuse.
This warranty does not include any carrying cases, headsets or
batteries, which may be a part of or included with the warranted product,
or the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the product in a
vehicle or other mounting.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by
returning the warranted product, freight prepaid, along with proof of
purchase date to the distributor, where you have purchased the radio.
The distributor may also propose You to send the radio to a specialized
repair center. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights, which vary in countries outside the EU.
http://www.alan-germany.com
- 27 -