RL-328SK
VHF/UHF
Transceiver
USER’S
MANUAL
Professional Portable Radio
Table of Contents
Parts Name & Functions������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Fitting & Removing the Battery Pack���������������������������������������������� 3
• To Install the battery pack����������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
• To remove the battery pack������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Charging the Battery Pack��������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Symbols Description������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4
Basic Operation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
• Turn the radio On & OFF��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
• Channel Selection��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
• Receiving�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Open Traffic:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Group Mode:����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
• Monitor����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
Disable Monitor Button��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
• Transmitting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
• Scan����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
• Channel Scan ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
• Dual Watch���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Transmission channel while scaning�������������������������������������������������� 6
Home Channel�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Delete A Nuisance Channel ������������������������������������������������������������������ 7
Menu Setting������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7
• Squelch Level����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
• VOX Sensitivity Level �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
• BEEP ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
• TX Power Selection������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
• Keypad Lock�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
• Keypad Unlock �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
• Handsfree Transmit (VOX)������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8
• Group Menu (CTCSS/DCS) ���������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Disable Group Menu (CTCSS/DCS) codes��������������������������������������������
• CTCSS table��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
• DCS code���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
• TOT (Time-Out Timer)���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
• BCLO (Busy Channel LockOut); BTLO (Busy Tone LockOut)����������������� 9
Busy Lockout On/OFF�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
• Burst Tone ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Burst Tone On/OFF�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
• Talk Around����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
• Start to talk around������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
• Emergency Call��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
• PTT Code��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
• 5 tone Selective Calling (SelCal)������������������������������������������������������������������10
Individual or sub-group call (Call 2)����������������������������������������������������������10
Receiving A Selective Call�����������������������������������������������������������������������������11
• Auto transmission���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
• Remote killer�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
• Power on password������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
• Clone���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
Parts Name & Functions
• Power/Volume Knob:
• Antenna Connector:
Rotate it to turn on
the transceiver and to
adjust the volume.
Fit the antenna to this
MX Type connector
• LED: indicates radio status.
Red color for transmitting;
Green color for receiving;
Orange color for wrong
CTCSS/DCS
• LoudSpeaker
• Microphone
• LCD Display
• Up & Down Button
• SCAN Button
• Menu Button
• Alphanumerics
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
• ENTER Button
Page • A key
• B key
A key:
This key defines three features
1) Priority feature (simply press once)
2) Emergency feature (keep pressing until trigger time is reached)
3) Auto transmitter ( keep pressing the key and turn on the radio)
B key:
• C key This key defines two features
• D key 1) PTT button (typical)
2) All group call (CALL 1), (keep pressing until trigger time is
reached)
C key:
This key defines two features
1) Unit Call (CALL 2). (keep pressing until trigger time is reached)
2) Shunting down Radio feature
D key:
This key defines two features
1) Monitor feature (simply press once)
2) Talk around (keep pressing until trigger time is reached)
THESE FESTURES ARE DEALER PROGRAMMABLE.
• Release Buckle
• External Speaker/Mic Cover
• Battery Pack
Page Fitting & Removing the Battery Pack
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To Install the battery pack
1] Fit the bottom edge of the battery pack into the holes of the
transceiver cabinet bottom.
2] Push the battery pack down to the transceiver aluminum
chassis till the end click.
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To remove the battery pack
Keep pressing the release buckle of the battery pack and lift the battery pack up from the transceiver body. Note: It is normal for this buckle to be stiff.
Charging the Battery Pack
1] Connect the jack of AC adaptor into the socket of the
charging cradle.
2] Plug the AC adaptor into the power outlet.
3] Insert the radio into the cradle.
4] Charge the radio with standard charger for 10-12
hours;with rapid charger for 2 hours.
Make sure the radio is turned off while charging.
Do not forget to remove the radio from the charger
when the battery is fully-charged.
Page Symbols Description
1]
: indicates this channel is priority channel. (Dealer Programmable)
: indicates this channel has BCLO feature.
2]
3]
: indicates this channel with CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelched System).
4]
5]
: indicates this channel with DCS (Digital Coded Squelch).
6]
: indicates this channel with signalling (2/5 tone) feature.
: indicates this channel with DTMF feature
7]
: indicates monitor feature is activated.
8]
9]
: indicates when the keypad has been locked.
: indicates time-out timer function is activated. (Dealer Programmable)
10]
: shows battery condition. Replace or recharge the battery pack when this icon displays
1 or fewer segments of the battery. Note: The RL-328S has two further low battery warning
systems for critical working radio systems.
11]
: indicates the radio is transmitting.
12]
: indicates the strength of TX or RX signal.
13]
: indicates VOX is activated.
14]
15]
16]
17]
18]
19]
or : indicates TX output power: H means high; L means low.
: indicates power saving.
: indicates this channel is home channel.
: indicates this channel with scrambler feature.
: indicates channel scan is activated.
Channel Name (Dealer Programmable)
Page Basic Operation
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Turn the radio On & OFF
1] Rotate the PWR/VOL knob clockwise till the radio is turned on. The radio gets started to auto
test for two seconds. During auto testing, all icons on LCD will appear.
2] After auto testing is done, LCD will show channel name tag and what functions have been
activated by your dealer.
3] Rotate the PWR/VOL knob clockwise to increase its volume or counter-clockwise to reduce its
volume.
4] To turn the radio off, rotate the PWR/VOL knob counter-clockwise till the end click.
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Channel Selection
RL-328S is allowed to be programmed up to 256 channels. Press the
a channel. Channel name tag is programmable.
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or
button to select
Receiving
RL-328S can be programmed to work channel by channel in “Open traffic” or “Group
Mode”(CTCSS or DCS). Group mode prevents other users on the same channel from being
heard on your radio. RL-328S requires a CTCSS or DCS signal to open up its audio path, the LED
will glow green when a correct code is received, yellow(amber) if an incorrect code or no code is
received on any particular programmed channel.
Open Traffic:
In this mode, you will hear all communication transmitted on the channel. When a message is
received, the squelch function will un-mute and you will hear the message.
Group Mode:
CTCSS/DCS (Continuous Tone Code Squelch System / Digital Coded Squelch)
CTCSS & DCS Tones are sub audible tones embedded in the carrier (frequency) which when
received by any appropriately programmed radio allows the receiving radio to open its audio path
and for the user to hear the transmission. CTCSS & DCS allow greater privacy on any channel,
more economical use of the channel. CTCSS tones are necessary to access repeaters and other
PMR systems equipment.
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Monitor
Simply press the D key once to open the squelch, the LCD appears” “ . Press D key again to
close monitor. This allows you to override the squelch and the CTCSS or DCS tones. It is useful
to monitor the channel before you transmit and ensure there is no one using the channel when
you have CTCSS or DCS tone programmed.
 Your dealer may program this function out of your RL-328S by disabling the
monitor button function per channel.
Disable Monitor Button
The monitor function can be programmed out by your dealer. Switch to the channel which has
been programmed with disable monitor feature.
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Transmitting
Before transmitting, you can monitor the channel you are using to ensure it is not busy. Simply
press B key that is defined as PTT button and start talking at approximately 2 inches from the
MIC hole. During transmitting, the LED on the top of the radio will glow red. Release PTT button
when you have finished talking.
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Scan
The advanced scan function of RL-328S allows optionally looking for carrier or carrier with
CTCSS or DCS. Your dealer can program the channels to be scanned on the scan list. When
the dealer sets your CTCSS or DCS tone, then RL-328S will automatically scan both carrier and
tone, if no tone is set, RL-328S will only scan for carrier.
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Channel Scan
Allows you to scan all the channels you have listed through PC programming. (dealer programmable). Press
button, LCD appears
icon and you will see the channel numbers cycling
continuously. When the radio stops and stays on this busy channel, resume when stay time is
timeout. If your radio has scanned a channel on which there is a party you want to talk to, you
can directly communicate with the party by pressing the PTT button. To stop scanning, press the
button again.
 Your dealer can set scan time and pause time.
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Dual Watch
Dual watch is a function that allows you to scan one or two channel along with one active channel. Choose the active channel. Keep pressing
button till trigger time is reached, the radio
will begin scanning between the active channel and the dual watch channel. RL-328S provide
following scan types.
1
priority ch
4
priority ch -emergency ch
2
emergency ch
5
emergency ch- lonework ch
3
lone work ch
6
priority ch -lonework ch
Such as PRI -> EMG -> ACH -> PRI-> EMG-> ACH->... when you set type 4
PRI=priority channel ; EMG=emergency channel ; ACH= active channel.
 This function is dealer programmable.
Transmission channel while scaning
Your dealer can set a transmission channel while scaning. It means that in the event of your
wishing to transmit while in any scan menu, you transmit only on the designated channel. RL328S have priority channel, home channel, last busy channel and running busy channel for your
choice which can be disable by your dealer.
Home Channel
Press
button continuously until LCD shows [HOME-On ], press
or
button to select On
or OFF, or press
button to enter setting home channel, press
or
button to select home
channel.
 This function can be disable by your dealer.
Page Delete A Nuisance Channel
Allows you to remove temporarily the channels which you don’t want to hear from the scan list.
During scanning, when the radio is locked on a busy channel, press
button to remove this
channel from the scan list, and it won’t be scanned until the radio is turned on again. This function should not be used in systems critical or mission critical communication systems and can be
disabled by your dealer.
Menu Setting
By locking
button without user’s access(dealer programmable) in the programming software,
the following settings cannot be changed by end user.
 Your dealer is able to setup following menu whether it is available or not by pc
programmer.
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Squelch Level
Press
button continuously till LCD shows [SQUL-3], and then press
or
button to increase or decrease squelch level from 0 to 10; 0 means squelch canceling; 10 means tight
squelch.
Setting the radio to the tight squelch level, you can avoid unwanted signals or noise, but you may
not receive a weak signal. Therefore, it will be better for you to select the normal squelch level
(default value: 3). Press
button to save the setting and to get back to operation menu or press
again to gain access to other settings.
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VOX Sensitivity Level
VOX feature can be programmed at each channel. If this channel is set with VOX feature,
icon will flash. Press
button continuously till LCD shows [VXL:3]. Press
or
button to adjust VOX sensitivity from 0 to 10. 0 means VOX canceling; 1 means the most sensitive (for quiet
environment); 5 means the least (for noisy environment). Press
button to save the setting and
get back to operation menu or press
button again to gain access to other settings.
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BEEP
Press
button continuously till LCD shows [BEEP-On]. Press
or
button to turn beep On
or OFF. Press
button to save the setting and get back to operation menu or press
again
to gain access to other settings.
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TX Power Selection
Press
button continuously till LCD shows [PWR-H]. Press
or
to choose TX output
power. H means high power; L means low power. Press
button to save the setting and get
back to operation menu or press
button again to gain access to other settings.
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Keypad Lock
There are two kinds of keypad lock/unlock functions: with users access or without users access.
Your dealer can set either key of the front five buttons to be locked permanently without users
access, or to be temporarily unlocked with users access. Locking the key pad correctly is very
important to ensure that the RL-328S works at its best for the end user, time should be taken to
ensure that the various levels of keypad lock are fully understood.
Press
button continuously till LCD shows [KEY.L:OFF]. Press
or
button to choose
keypad lock: “OFF” means unlock; “On” means lock. When keypad is locked, LCD shows and
only keys on left side is still working. Press
button to save the setting and get back to operation menu or press
button again to gain access to other settings.
Page e.g. For most licensed radios, we suggest the dealer should set
,
,
&
buttons to be
locked and unlocked with user’s access. By this way, the user can only switch channels & activate
scan without changing other setting.
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Keypad Unlock
By keep pressing the
button to be unlocked for 5 seconds, the button can be unlocked for 10
seconds. It will be automatically locked again after 10 seconds. If dealer sets the RL-328S in keypad locked without user’s access, it is impossible to unlock it unless through PC programmer.
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Handsfree Transmit (VOX)
VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) allows you to switch the transmission in hands free menu just
by speaking to the built-in microphone, no need
to press PTT button.
1] To activate VOX: Turn off the radio. Keep
Pressing C key and turn the radio on.
icon
will display. During VOX menu, PTT button is
disabled. If you would not like the VOX function to be activated by accident, you can set
VOX sensitivity at 0 to disable VOX function.
2] To select VOX sensitivity according to the environment: We suggest that you should set
VOX for minimum sensitivity. Too high sensitivity could cause accidental transmissions,
especially in high noise environments.
3] To deactivate VOX: Turn the radio off and turn
it on again.
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Group Menu (CTCSS/DCS)
CTCSS/DCS prevents you from hearing any
conversation that are not using the same (CTCSS or DCS) code. This does not make your con-
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CTCSS table
67.0
97.4
135.5
192.8
165.5
71.9
100
141.3
203.5
171.3
74.4
103.5
146.2
210.7
177.3
77.0
107.2
151.4
218.1
183.5
79.7
110.9
156.7
225.7
189.9
82.5
114.8
162.2
233.6
196.6
85.4
118.8
167.9
241.8
199.5
88.5
123.0
173.8
250.3
206.5
91.5
127.3
179.9
69.3
229.1
94.8
131.8
186.2
159.8
254.1
150
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versation private. The tone of RL-328S can
be either fixed by dealer without user’s access, or set by user. Ask your dealer for the
way you want. Setting Group Menu (CTCSS/DCS) codes
Select the channel which has been programmed with CTS or DCS code. Press
button until LCD shows [SUB.T-SET] ,Press
button to enter, press
or
button to
choose tx or rx tone set and then press
button to enter, press
or
to select DCS
or CTS setting , press
button to enter ,
press
or
to choose your tone code, finaly press
button to save the setting and
get back to operation menu or press
button again to gain access to other settings.
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DCS code
023
025
026
031
032
043
047
051
054
065
071
072
073
074
114
115
116
125
131
132
134
143
152
155
156
162
165
172
174
205
223
226
243
244
245
251
261
263
265
271
306
311
315
331
343
346
351
364
365
371
411
412
413
423
431
432
445
464
465
466
503
506
516
532
546
565
606
612
624
627
631
632
654
662
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
OFF
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TOT (Time-Out Timer)
TOT is the function that prevents from locking up a repeater or frequency by prolonged keying
of PTT. The time-out timer limits the amount of time you have to transmit your message. When
you reach the time limit which has been programmed by your dealer, your transmission will be cut
off. In order to transmit again, you must push PTT button to reset the timer.
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BCLO (Busy Channel LockOut); BTLO (Busy Tone LockOut)
They are dealer programmable features as following:
Lockout type
LCD show icon
BCLO
Lockout type
LCD show icon
RBCLO
BTLO
(flash),
,
RBTLO
,
(flash)
,
BCLO: is to disable the Tx while receiving.
BTLO: is to disable Tx when receiving with same tone.
RBCLO : it wills be Tx while receiving (for repeater used).
RBTLO : it wills be Tx while receiving with same tone (for repeater used).
If the repeater is occupied by other group when you press PTT button, RBTLO will standby till
the using group is leaving. And then, the radio’s loudspeaker will beep for 3 times to remind you
that you are allowed to use the repeater now.
Busy Lockout On/OFF
Press
button continuously until LCD show BCL-On( or BTL-On, RBTL-On, RBCL-On), press
or
button to select On or OFF, press
button to save the setting and get back to operation
menu or press
again to gain access to other settings.
 This function can be disable by your dealer.
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Burst Tone
Burst tone is an alternative means of accessing the repeater, in addition to CTS or DCS tone.
1
1050Hz
5
1450Hz
9
1850Hz
13
2175Hz
2
1150Hz
6
1550Hz
10
1950Hz
14
2800Hz
3
1250Hz
7
1650Hz
11
2050Hz
4
1350Hz
8
1750Hz
12
2135Hz
Burst Tone On/OFF
Press
button continuously until LCD show [BUTST-01], press
or
button to select burst
tone, press
button to save the setting. To activate burst tone, you need to press
button
when PTT button is pressed.
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 This function can be disable by your dealer.
Talk Around
This feature for you are out of the repeater range or repeater is not activated. You can directly
communicate with other radios in your group by using the talk around function. To set talk around,
press
button continuously till LCD appear [TALKARUN ]. Press
or
button to select [ARTO-RV],[ AR-TO-TX] or [AR-TO-RX]. Press
button to save setting.
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Start to talk around
Press D key till trigger time is reached, the radio will transmit in accoding with talk around setting.
 These functions should only be used after a full discussion with your dealer,
misuse of these functions can disrupt your radio system.
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Emergency Call
You have to enable emergency setting and set an emergency channel by pc programmer before activating emergency call. Keep press A key till trigger time is reached, all the radios within
your group will show emergency code on their LCD display. When you receive an emergency
code and you want to know who sent it, you can press
button to view the caller’s ID.
 There are siren, return channel, trigger time, auto VOX on & command code parameters can be set by your dealer.
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PTT Code
Recipients will open squelch at the same channel with same PTT code. Without receiving
correct PTT code, mute can not be opened. Each channel can be set a 3 digit PTT code respectively.
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 Your dealer is able to enable the PTT code.
5 tone Selective Calling (SelCal)
You can make a Selective Call to individuals, sub-group, or the whole group. If a channel is
programmed with SelCal function, its speaker will be muted until a correct SelCal is received.
You have to set unit ID( 2 digit), unit call and sub group call, all group call’s command by pc
programmer.
Group call (Call 1)
To make a group call, please under a SelCal channel, press B (Call1) key till trigger time is
reached, the LCD appear [ALLGROUP] then all recipients of the group will hear the beep and
open their squelch.
 RL-328S provide trigger time, talking time for dealer set.
Individual or sub-group call (Call 2)
To make a sub-group call or individual call, please under a SelCal channel, press C (Call2) key
till trigger time is reached, the LCD appear [SUB.GROUP] or [Name..], press
or
to choose
the one you wish to talk, and then press
button to start.
For 17Keys used : Under a SelCal channel, press * button and LCD shown alias name or 3-digit
number. Then type ID number of the called radio or press
or
to select the one you wish to
talk. finally, press # button to send the SelCal. After receiving the response call from the called
radio, Both of the called and the calling can get started to talk for a period of time, which was
set-up by the dealer.
RL-328S provide 100 call lists for individual call. please contact your dealer.
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Receiving A Selective Call
When the Called radio receives a SelCal, its LCD will show the ID of the Calling radio. Then, the
called radio will automatically make a response call, a beep will be heard. In the meantime, the
speaker will be programmed(open) and PTT will be enabled. Both of the called and the calling
radio can get started to talk for a period of time, which was set-up by the dealer.
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Auto transmission
When you have to make a security and safety communication, keep pressing A key while radio
is turning on, this radio is standby to transmit, then press PTT button to start transmission while
it is transmitting the radio without any LCD display & any LED indicate.
 Your dealer is able to set TX channel, TX time, RX enable, send alarm & send
ANI parameters by pc programmer.
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Remote killer
This function is to override radio transmission through pc programmer. This function works on
17 keys only.
 The dealer can set Kill I.D and Revive I.D on Kill feature in programming software.
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Power on password
Your dealer can set-up a 4 digit password. Every time you turn the radio on, you have to type
correct password to get the permission to use the radio. This function works on 17 keys only.
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Clone
Clone is a function that allows you to copy the original setting of one radio to the others.
1] Un-screw the mic/spk cover and make sure two radios are connected at 3.5mm TRS jack by
clone cable.
2] Keep pressing
[CLOnE].
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button and turn on the radio to be copied (TX), LCD will appear
3] Repeat procedure 1 for the other radio to copy [RX].
4] Press ENT button of TX radio. If clone is done, the LCDs of both radios will show [ End] .
5] If clone is failed, the LCD of both radios will show [E01] . Please repeat procedure 4 again.
CLONING OF RADIOS IS ONLY ALLOWED BY QUALIFIED DEALERS OR END USER
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