Mobile Satellite Radio
User Guide
Copyright © 2005 MSV
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Mobile Satellite Ventures, LP, has made every effort to ensure the correctness and
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be liable for errors contained herein. The information in this document is subject to
change without notice. Mobile Satellite Ventures, LP, makes no warranty of any kind
with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
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property of their respective owners, and Mobile Satellite Ventures, LP, neither
endorses nor otherwise sponsors any such products or services referred to herein.
MSV is a trademark of Mobile Satellite Ventures, LP.
MCN: 3004073-0001 rev. B
SAFETY INFORMATION
For your safety and protection, read this entire user manual before you
attempt to use the MSAT-G2 Radio. In particular, read this safety section
carefully. Keep this safety information where you can refer to it if necessary.
WARNING SYMBOLS USED IN THIS MANUAL
WARNING
Potential radio Frequency (RF) hazard. Where you see
this alert symbol and WARNING heading, strictly
follow the warning instructions to avoid injury to eyes
or other personal injury.
WARNING
Where you see this alert symbol and WARNING
heading, strictly follow the warning instructions to
avoid personal injury.
DANGER
Electric shock hazard: Where you see this alert
symbol and DANGER heading, strictly follow the
warning instructions to avoid electric shock injury or
death.
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WARNINGS FOR THE MSAT-G2 RADIO
SAFETY INFORMATION
The MSAT-G2 Mobile Satellite Radio is a radio transmitter
and receiver. When turned on and operating, the MSAT-G2
antenna transmits and receives radio frequencies to and
from a satellite orbiting the earth.
Installed and used properly the MSAT-G2 Radio complies
with the following safety standard: “ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992,
Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Radio
Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3KHz to 300 GHz.”
Testing of the MSAT-G2 Radio design indicates that, in
accordance with ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992, The MSAT-G2
radio may be operated safely if no one is within 39 inches (1
meter) of the satellite antenna’s transmission path. The
antenna should be installed and operated to ensure that
passersby and passengers of vehicles with vehicle-mounted
antennas will not be closer than the safe distance. There is a
label on the antenna that notifies people of the safe distance.
Please be sure that the label on the antenna remains visible
and attached, If detached replace immediately.
Use of the MSAT-G2 Radio in a manner that is inconsistent
with the safety guidelines stated in this manual may result in
physical harm or other harm to your health.
DO NOT STAND IN FRONT OF THE ANTENNA
This device emits radio frequency energy when in the
transmit mode. To avoid injury, do not place head or other
body parts in front of the satellite antenna when system is
operational. Maintain a distance of one meter away from the
front of the MSAT-G2 antenna.
OTHER ELECTRONIC DANGER WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not submerse
this product in water. Do not expose this product to rain or
moisture unless it is specifically intended for outside use.
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FUSE REPLACEMENT
Replace fuses with the same type and rating for protection
against risk of fire.
BLAST/RF WARNING
Do not operate the MSAT-G2 Radio in areas where
explosives are in use as the RF energy may cause
hazardous conditions. Do not operate the MSAT-G2
Radio where two-way radios are prohibited. Turn the
MSAT-G2 Radio off while at a petrol filling station or near
fuels or chemicals.
INSTALLATION WARNING
This product is to be installed by Authorized Service
Centers.
The TU requires air cooling. Do not cover the TU or
otherwise impede the flow of air across the unit.
QUALIFIED SERVICE WARNING
Do not disassemble this product as there are no
serviceable parts inside. This product should be serviced
by an authorized Service Center when service or repair
work is required. Personal injury may result if the
transceiver unit or antenna unit is opened when power is
applied.
ACCESSORIES WARNING
Use of non-approved accessories can result in loss of
performance, damage to the MSAT-G2 Radio, fire, electric
shock or injury.
CONNECTING DEVICES WARNING
Never connect incompatible products. When connecting
the MSAT-G2 Radio to any other device, read the device’s
User Manual for detailed safety instructions.
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PACEMAKERS WARNING
The various brands and models of cardiac pacemakers
available exhibit a wide range of immunity levels to radio
signals. If you wear a cardiac pacemaker consult your
cardiologist or the device manufacturer prior to using the
MSAT-G2 Radio.
LIGHTNING PROTECTION WARNING
In fixed-site installations, ensure that ground straps and
lightning arresters are correctly installed in accordance with
approved National Electrical Code standards.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and is compliant with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communication equipment. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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1.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
3.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
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CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION ______________________________ I
Warning Symbols Used in this Manual .......................................................... i
Warnings for the MSAT-G2 Radio................................................................ ii
CONTENTS _______________________________________
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INTRODUCTION ___________________________________ 1
MSAT-G2 Mobile Satellite Radio ................................................................... 1
The MSAT Network – Powered by Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) .. 1
MSAT Dispatch Radio ...................................................................................... 1
Service Highlights .............................................................................................. 2
Coverage............................................................................................................. 2
COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES ____________________ 3
RADIO OVERVIEW _________________________________ 4
Transceiver Unit................................................................................................ 4
Handset ............................................................................................................... 4
Antennas ............................................................................................................. 5
USER INTERFACE (UI) OVERVIEW ____________________ 6
Display ................................................................................................................. 7
Indicator Definitions................................................................................. 7
Controls.............................................................................................................. 9
Buttons........................................................................................................ 9
Physical Keys .............................................................................................. 9
Soft Keys...................................................................................................10
Alphanumeric Keyboard Mapping........................................................12
Character Entry.......................................................................................12
Modes ................................................................................................................13
Dispatch Radio Mode.............................................................................13
USER INTERFACE (UI) FUNCTIONS __________________ 15
One-Touch Key Functions............................................................................15
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Lock/Unlock Talk Group.......................................................................15
GPS ON/OFF...........................................................................................15
PTT Operation ........................................................................................15
Audio Indicators ......................................................................................16
Main Menu ........................................................................................................17
Handset Lock and Unlock .............................................................................17
GPS Menu .........................................................................................................18
GPS On/Off ..............................................................................................18
Save Position ............................................................................................18
Stored Positions ......................................................................................19
Admin Menu .....................................................................................................19
Volume ......................................................................................................20
DR (Dispatch Radio) Admin .................................................................20
X-Over ......................................................................................................21
Backlight ....................................................................................................22
Software Version.....................................................................................23
Serial Port .................................................................................................23
System Menu ....................................................................................................23
Password...................................................................................................24
Lock Code ................................................................................................24
Beam Signal OFF/ON .............................................................................24
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS _______________________ 25
ERROR MESSAGES ________________________________ 26
GLOSSARY ______________________________________ 29
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INTRODUCTION
MSAT-G2 MOBILE SATELLITE RADIO
The MSAT-G2 Mobile Satellite Radio is a powerful new communications tool
that works where you do. Designed for use on the MSAT Network, the
MSAT-G2 supports continent wide Push-to-Talk (PTT) and Voice
communications. In addition, the MSAT-G2 offers GPS capability and flexible
interconnectivity to a variety of third- party Interoperability Interfaces,
extending the reach of traditional Land Mobile Radio technology.
THE MSAT NETWORK – POWERED BY MOBILE
SATELLITE VENTURES (MSV)
Mobile Satellite Ventures is North America’s premier provider of mobile
satellite communications. Delivering service since 1996, MSV offers customers
a wide choice of wireless Voice and Data services via its two MSAT satellites.
MSV provides superior capacity and reliability for customers across North and
Central America, northern South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and in
coastal waters.
MSAT DISPATCH RADIO
MSAT Dispatch Radio is a real-time, voice-based service that provides pointto-multipoint and point-to-point communication at the push of a button
enabling users to stay in touch, virtually anywhere. The service is a costeffective alternative to installing, maintaining, and relocating land-based twoway radio communication systems.
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SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS
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The satellite acts like a radio tower, turning the entire continent into a
single cell, transmitting signals to and receiving signals from subscribers on
the ground.
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Single Talk Group conversations can accommodate up to 9,999 users.
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Network level Talk Group prioritization for each radio.
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Priority-1 interruption feature enabling a user to override a current
speaker in the event of an emergency.
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Dial-in Dispatch feature enabling a user to join a Talk Group conversation
from the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
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Dial-out Dispatch feature enabling a Talk Group member to dial out to a
specific PSTN phone number, bridging the PSTN user into a Talk Group
conversation.
COVERAGE
MSV provides wireless communications on land, sea, or in the air across
North and Central America, northern South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii
and coastal waters.
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COMPONENTS AND
ACCESSORIES
Standard MSAT-G2 Packages:
MSAT-G2 LM
MSAT-G2 M
MSAT-G2 F
(Land Mobile)
(Maritime)
(Fixed)
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HUGHES 2100 TU
with Mounting
Bracket
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HUGHES 2100
TU with
Mounting Bracket
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HUGHES 2100 TU
with Mounting
Bracket
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DT-200 Handset
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DT-200 Handset
„
DT-200 Handset
„
SPAC-AS-MSV220
Antenna
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SPAC-ASMSV320 Antenna
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SPAC-AS-MSV220
Antenna
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Antenna Cable
(20ft)
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Antenna Cable
(60ft)
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Antenna Cable
(150ft)
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Power Cable (20ft)
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Power Cable
(20ft)
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Power Cable (20ft)
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Pole Mounting Kit
Optional
Accessories:
Optional Accessories:
Pole Mounting
Kit
„
Optional
Accessories:
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Magnetic Mounting
Kit
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Magnetic Mounting
Kit
Or
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Pole Mounting Kit
Power Supply, External Speaker and Headset are sold separately.
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RADIO OVERVIEW
TRANSCEIVER UNIT
TU Back Panel
TU Front Panel
Mounting Bracket
Power Cable
HANDSET
DT-200 Handset
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ANTENNAS
SPAC-AS-MSV220 Antenna
(Land Mobile & Fixed)
SPAC-AS-MSV320 Antenna
(Maritime)
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USER INTERFACE (UI)
OVERVIEW
Loudspeaker
- High volume
speaker in
dispatch mode
- Earpiece in
telephone mode
Power Key
Switches
radio on/off
Soft Keys
Function changes
based upon display
text above key
P1 Key
Emergency
Dispatch Radio
call
End Key
Ends calls and
provides quick exit
from menus
PTT Key
Push to Talk
Send Key
Initiates calls
Scroll Keys
Scrolls through lists
and menus, Adjusts
volume
Alphanumeric
Keypad
Microphone
Headset Jack
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DISPLAY
The display area contains, at any given time, one or more of the following
information sets:
ƒ Latitude/longitude of current location
ƒ Dispatch Radio talk group assignment
ƒ Menus for invoking various actions and functions
ƒ Status messages
ƒ Function success, error, or correctional messages
ƒ “Soft” keys to support various functions
More detailed information about the display contents and functionality is
detailed in the MMI functions chapter.
INDICATOR DEFINITIONS
ICONS
No Service Icon
This indicator signifies that the radio is
temporarily out of service.
Headset Icon
This indicator signifies that a headset is
connected to the handset.
Talk Group
Lock Icon
This icon shall appear on the handset display
when the talk group lock feature is enabled.
POWER UP/DOWN INDICATORS
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MSAT Logo
On power up, the MSAT logo appears for a few seconds.
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SEARCHING…
This indicator signifies that the handset is attempting to log-on to the
Network. The indicator is also displayed during this sequence. Once the
radio logs on, disappears and the default service display screen is displayed
on the handset. If service is lost, the SEARCHING… and indicators are
displayed until service is restored.
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DISPATCH MODE OPERATION INDICATORS
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Tag Position (i.e. 01:XXXXXXX )
Once a talk group is successfully downloaded, an associated two digit tag
number is assigned by the Network and appears on the display screen. A radio
can have up to 16 tag positions (including tag 00 for private mode operation).
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BX SXX
This indicator specifies the beam to which the radio has logged-on, as well as
the radio received signal strength (i.e. B1 S55). Beam mapping is as follows:
Beam 0
East
Beam 1
East Central
Beam 2
West Central
Beam 3
West
Beam 4
South
Beam 5
Alaska/Hawaii
Signal strength ranges from 0 (no signal) through 99.
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NO TG
This indicator appears in the event that a talk group has not yet been
downloaded to the radio.
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TG UPDATE
This indicator appears when a talk group has been successfully downloaded to
the radio, reconfigured or deleted from the radio over the air. Talk groups
download quickly when the radio is powered on. If the configuration of talk
groups is changed at the network while the radio is off, the talk group
information will be downloaded via the signaling channel when a call is made
or a manual beam cross-over is initiated.
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DR
This indicator appears when the radio is in idle state in Dispatch Radio mode.
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IN USE
This indicator appears when a Dispatch Radio call is in progress. It will remain
until the call has been terminated.
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USER ON
This indicator appears when the PTT key has been pressed and the
communication channel has been accessed. The indicator is prompting you to
begin speaking.
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VACANT
This indicator appears when the PTT key has been released. It indicates that
the communication channel is available to any member of the talk group who
wishes to speak.
„
PRIV
This indicator appears when you select a private mode talk group (tag 00) and
will remain displayed when the handset is in private mode (in idle state).
„
P1
This indicator appears when you initiate a Priority-1 Emergency call.
CONTROLS
BUTTONS
Power: The power button is the “on-off” switch for the handset. It is a
“delayed action” button – you must keep it pressed for a second or two and
then release it to initiate the power on or power off sequence.
PTT: Pressing and holding the PTT button initiates and maintains a Dispatch
Radio call.
P1: Pressing this key initiates a Priority-1 Emergency Interruption Dispatch
Radio call.
PHYSICAL KEYS
Keypad Keys: The keypad contains alphanumeric keys for text entry and
Circuit-Switched Voice number dialing.
SEND: This key is used to initiate the Dial-out Dispatch sequence.
END: This key is used to Quick exit from any menu through which you are
navigating. When you press the key you are returned to the “idle” display
screen.
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UP ARROW/DOWN ARROW: These keys are used primarily for the
following functions:
ƒ Volume adjustment
ƒ Scrolling through various menus
ƒ Scrolling through downloaded talk group tag positions
In certain contexts, the Up/Down arrows also serve as “soft keys.”
SOFT KEYS
Four “soft keys” are used to enable the following functions:
ƒ Navigation through Menus
ƒ Storage of data in the radio
ƒ Selection of Dispatch Radio talk group tag positions
ƒ Activation/Deactivation of various functions and features
These keys are called “soft keys” because the way they work depends on the
context of the function currently being exercised on the handset. A soft key
“label” is shown above the key in the display area.
Soft Key 1 (SK1): This key is located just below the display area and just
above the SEND key. Its label is shown directly above it in the display area.
Here is a summary of SK1 functionality:
ƒ MENU – used to access various user menus. The “Menu” soft key
indicator is displayed when the radio is in an idle state.
ƒ CLEAR – used mainly while in editing mode (labeling talk group tag
positions, labeling GPS positions, etc.). A single press deletes a single
character; press and hold deletes the entire line of text.
ƒ BACK – used to back out of a given menu. This key generally brings
you to the previous menu option without implementing changes (e.g.
number storage, volume level setting, etc.) you made on the current
menu.
ƒ EXIT – used to exit the main user menu section. This key takes you
back to the default screen display.
ƒ NO – this key only appears when you attempt a manual beam crossover, attempt to abort the commissioning process, or change the
serial port configuration.
ƒ GPS – used to activate/deactivate the GPS information indicator on
the handset display screen. This soft key appears during a call.
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Soft Key 2 (SK2): This key is located just below the display area and just
above the END key. Its label is shown directly above it in the display area.
Here is a summary of SK2 functionality:
ƒ GROUP – provides access to a list of all downloaded talk group tag
positions that the user can select from.
ƒ SELECT – enables you to select desired talk group tag positions and
various other functions and features.
ƒ OK – confirms selection of certain functions and features.
ƒ STORE – confirms selection of functions that store information in
the radio such as commissioning info, talk group tag labels, GPS
positions and various codes (lock code, password, etc.).
ƒ EDIT – used to inform the radio that you are about to enter
alpha/numeric keys (for TG label, GPS Position Name, etc.).
ƒ YES – only appears when you initiate a manual beam cross-over,
initiate the commissioning process, or change the serial port
configuration.
ƒ SAVE – used to save entered data such as a talk group label or save a
GPS position to memory.
Soft Key 3 (SK3): This is the UP ARROW key. Here is a summary of SK3
functionality:
ƒ LOCK – only appears in Dispatch mode when radio is idle. Used to
lock the radio to the current talk group.
ƒ UNLOCK – only appears in Dispatch mode when radio is idle. Used
to remove a talk group lock.
ƒ EMG – only appears when the system lock prompt appears.
Emergency circuit switched voice calls are not supported in
the current radio.
Soft Key 4 (SK4): This is the DOWN ARROW key. As a soft key, SK4 is
used to scroll down various menu items and lists, scroll through downloaded
talk group tag positions, and decrease volume levels.
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ALPHANUMERIC KEYBOARD MAPPING
The MSV handset keypad letter reference is shown in the following table:
KEY
NUMBER
KEY ALPHAS
1
QZ_1
2
ABC2
3
DEF3
4
GHI4
5
JKL5
6
MNO6
7
PRS7
8
TUV8
9
WXY9
0
_ @ ! 0 (underscore at exclamation)
*
.,‘*
(period comma apostrophe)
#
-/?#
(dash forward-slash question)
CHARACTER ENTRY
Character entry is typical of most cell phones. When entering text, press
the required number key in rapid succession to select the
appropriate letter for that key.
For example:
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To type the name “John,” do the following:
ƒ Press the number “5” key once to select “J.”
ƒ Press the number “6” key quickly three times to select “O.”
ƒ Press the number “4” key quickly twice to select “H.”
ƒ Press the number “6” key quickly twice to select “N.”
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MODES
DISPATCH RADIO MODE
Dispatch Radio Mode is the default mode for the handset. Here is a summary
of the functionality available in this mode. Much of this functionality is detailed
in the UI Functions chapter.
1.
Select a Normal Mode Talk Group:
ƒ Press the Group soft key and scroll through a list of downloaded talk
groups using the up/down arrow keys.
ƒ Press the Group soft key and then enter the tag number associated
with the desired talk group using the keypad.
2.
Select a Private Mode Talk Group:
ƒ Press the Group soft key and scroll to the Private Mode talk group
(tag 00) using the up/down arrow keys and enter the Directory
Number (DN) of the talk group member with whom a conversation
will occur.
ƒ Press the Group soft key and enter the 00 tag number using the
keypad. Then enter the Directory Number (DN) of the talk group
member with whom a conversation will occur.
ƒ To quickly change the DN while the radio is idle press the # key. You
will be prompted to enter a new DN.
3.
Establish a Dispatch Radio Call:
ƒ Press and hold PTT to initiate a Dispatch Radio call.
4.
Receive a Dispatch Radio Call – private or normal:
ƒ When you receive a Dispatch Radio call from another member of a
talk group, the handset displays the Directory Number (DN) of the
member initiating the call.
ƒ Once VACANT is displayed on the screen, you can respond by
holding and pressing PTT.
5.
Initiate/Release a Dial-out Dispatch call:
ƒ You enable a Dial-out call by a) pressing and holding PTT to become
the active speaker, and then b) pressing SEND.
ƒ VACANT is displayed when the dial-out call is initiated followed by a
ringing tone.
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ƒ You receive confirmation that the call is successful when the call is
answered and the PSTN user joins the call.
ƒ To tear down the dial/out call, press and hold PTT to become the
active speaker and press END. While this process releases the PSTN
caller, it leaves the Dispatch Radio call in USER ON state, allowing
you to talk.
6.
7.
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Initiate a Priority-1 Emergency Interruption:
a.
The handset has a Priority-1 Interruption feature which allows
anyone to override the current speaker.
b.
You initiate the Priority-1 interruption call by pressing P1. Once the
key is pressed, P1 appears on the display and a Dispatch Radio call is
established overriding the current speaker.
Initiate the Talk Group Lock/Unlock Feature (See the UI Functions
Chapter for a description of this feature).
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FUNCTIONS
ONE-TOUCH KEY FUNCTIONS
LOCK/UNLOCK TALK GROUP
This is a soft key (Up-arrow - SK3) option used to initiate the talk group
lock feature. The feature enables you to remain locked to a specific talk group
tag position in an idle state regardless of activity from other downloaded talk
groups (subject to Network Monitor Codes).
1.
When the handset is powered up and then goes into Idle State, SK3 is
the LOCK key. This indicates that the talk group feature is unlocked and
that pressing SK3 will initiate the lock.
2.
To lock the specific talk group, press SK3. The SK3 indicator then
changes to UNLOCK, and appears at the top of the display.
3.
To unlock the specific talk group, press SK3. The SK3 indicator then
changes back to LOCK, and the icon disappears.
GPS ON/OFF
When you are in a Dispatch Radio call, SK1 toggles the display of GPS
position.
1.
If GPS information is currently displayed, press SK1 to suppress the
display. The GPS display is then erased.
2.
If the GPS information is not currently displayed, press SK1 to restore
the display.
PTT OPERATION
1.
To initiate a Dispatch Radio call, press and hold the PTT key. The
CALLING and IN USE indicators then appear in the display followed by
USER ON, and an audible tone is emitted, indicating that you are the
current speaker.
2.
When you release the PTT key, the VACANT indicator is displayed on
the handset, informing you that the channel is open to other talk group
members. If there is no response after a period of time, the talk group will
be dropped from the network. Control then reverts back to the idle
Dispatch Radio screen display.
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AUDIO INDICATORS
Status or Event
Radio Info Message
Sound
Two quick high
tones
Notes
Indicates one of the following:
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Hardware failure
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Satellite link is lost (no
service could be network
failure).
Lost Speaker
Two quick high
tones
Indicates that the current party
speaking has been cancelled and
the radio has stopped
transmitting.
Call Termination
Sounds like a
“fast busy” tone
Sounds when the call is
terminated because of the
disconnection of satellite link.
Calling Failure
Tone
Sounds like a
“fast busy” tone
Indicates that a Circuit Switched
call has failed during call set-up.
“USER ON” – Talk
Ready
A short
high/Low tone
Indicates that the user can begin
to talk in Dispatch Radio mode.
Talk group Vacant
A low tone
Indicates the talk group is
available.
Power On / Power
Off
A short high
tone
Indicates the radio has been
powered on/off.
Incorrect Key
Two quick beeps
When a key is pressed out of
sequence.
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MAIN MENU
Press MENU (SK1) with the handset in idle mode to access the Main Menu.
To exit the Main Menu when it is active, press EXIT (SK1) and the handset
returns to idle mode.
The Main Menu has the following options:
•
Admin
•
System
•
Lock: ON/OFF
•
GPS
•
Service Mode
Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to navigate the option list. The
option available for selection is always in the middle and highlighted.
Press SELECT to invoke the option you want.
The Main Menu options are detailed in the sections that follow.
HANDSET LOCK AND UNLOCK
This is a quick access feature option that allows you to “lock” the system,
disabling all keypad functions. However, you still have the ability to initiate a
Priority-1 Interrupt Dispatch Radio call when the radio is locked. When a call
is received by a “locked” radio, or you attempt to initiate another function, on
the display you receive a prompt to enter the “unlock code” to facilitate
answering of the call or other functionality.
When you first enter the Main Menu, the system lock is OFF.
1.
Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight LOCK: OFF, then press
SELECT to lock the system. The option then changes to LOCK: ON.
2.
To unlock the system, select the LOCK: ON option in the Main Menu.
At the prompt for the unlock code, type in the code and then select
OK. The option then reverts back to LOCK: OFF. The default code is
0000 (four zeroes).
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GPS MENU
You can obtain GPS information by selecting the GPS option on the Main
Menu.
The GPS Menu has the following options.
•
GPS On/Off
•
Save Position
•
Stored Positions
To exit the GPS Menu, press BACK, and you are returned to the Main Menu.
GPS ON/OFF
You can enable or suppress the display of continuous GPS on the handset
display screen through use of this option.
If you are invoking this menu for the first time, GPS is disabled (OFF).
When GPS is enabled, GPS information is displayed or not displayed in the
following contexts:
1.
In Idle State: GPS info is displayed on screen.
2.
In Call: GPS info is displayed on screen.
3.
Navigating through Menus (including sub-menus and associated results):
GPS info is NOT displayed on screen.
Use the Up/Down arrows to navigate to this option, and then press the
SELECT (SK2) key. This will change the option display to ON or OFF,
depending on the status before you selected the option.
SAVE POSITION
This feature allows you to capture a position at a given moment and associate
it with a name tag stored in memory. The handset stores up to 25 positions in
a circular memory (when 25 positions have been stored, storing a new
position overwrites the oldest position). If you do not associate a name tag
with a saved position, the GPS time stamp becomes the default position
identifier. Note that the time stamp is GPS time, or approximately
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), not local time.
1.
Press SELECT to invoke this option.
2.
The latitude/longitude position is then displayed. Press STORE to store
the position.
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3.
You are then prompted to enter a tag name for this position. Use the
alphanumeric keys to enter the tag name (use the CLEAR key to
backspace if you make an error). Press STORE to initiate the storage of
the position.
4.
You are given a confirmation (Position Stored) and control goes back
to the GPS Menu.
STORED POSITIONS
You can view your stored GPS positions and edit a stored position name tag
with this function.
1.
Press SELECT to invoke this option. The list of stored position name
tags (latest one first) is then displayed.
2.
Scroll through the list using the up/down arrows. Press SELECT when
the entry you want to edit is highlighted.
3.
The full entry with name and position is then displayed. To edit the
highlighted entry, press EDIT.
4.
You are then prompted to enter the updated name tag. Use the
alphanumeric keys to enter the updated tag name (use the CLEAR key
to backspace if you make an error). Press STORE to initiate the storage
of the position.
5.
Control goes back to the display of the updated tag and the position
information. You may do further editing by pressing EDIT. If you are
satisfied with the edited entry, press BACK to go back to the list so you
can choose another entry, or press BACK again to go back to the GPS
Menu.
ADMIN MENU
The ADMIN menu gives you capabilities to adjust the configuration of your
radio. Press SELECT to invoke this menu. The ADMIN functions are as
follows:
•
Volume
•
DR (Dispatch Radio) ADMIN
•
X-Over
•
BACKLIGHT
•
Software Version
•
Serial Port
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For each menu option, press BACK to go back to a previous screen and
eventually back to the ADMIN menu. Press BACK to leave the ADMIN menu
and go back to the MAIN menu.
VOLUME
The VOLUME menu option allows you to set the volume levels for the
following items:
•
Speaker – Dispatch Radio external Speaker
•
Headset
•
Earpiece
Adjust the volume as follows:
1.
Navigate the list of ADMIN options and SELECT the VOLUME option.
2.
Use the Up/Down arrows to navigate the list of items for which you can
adjust the volume, and then SELECT the one you want to adjust.
3.
Each option has six volume increments. The level of 1 – 6 is indicated by
the number of right-arrows displayed.
4.
Increase the volume for an item by pressing the Up arrow and
decrease with the Down arrow. Each press of the key changes the
level by one increment. The currently set level is displayed as you
increase/decrease the volume.
5.
Set the volume by pressing OK.
DR (DISPATCH RADIO) ADMIN
Navigate the DR Menu and SELECT the DR ADMIN option. The DR
ADMIN functions are detailed below.
DIRECTORY NUMBER
1.
Navigate the DR ADMIN Menu and SELECT the DIRECTORY
NUMBER option.
2.
The radio’s four-digit directory number is displayed. Press BACK to go
back to the DR ADMIN menu.
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LABEL TG
Use this option to assign a name to any or all downloaded talk group tag
position(s). Navigate the DR ADMIN Menu and SELECT the LABEL TG
option.
1.
The list of current groups is displayed.
2.
Navigate the list with the Up and Down arrows, and then SELECT
the Group you want to edit.
3.
You are then prompted to ENTER LABEL for the group tag. Use
CLEAR to backspace over the existing tag. Use the alphanumeric keys to
type in the new name.
4.
Press STORE to save the updated tag and go back to the list of talk
groups, and then press BACK to go back to the DR ADMIN menu.
5.
If you CLEAR all the text and then press CLEAR, you exit editing
without changing anything. If you press STORE without changing anything,
you are returned to the DR ADMIN menu.
P1 (PRIORITY 1) SETUP
Navigate the DR Admin Menu and SELECT this option to define the Priority
1 Emergency Talk Group.
You have a choice of setting up P1 in one of two ways:
NORMAL: SELECT this option (Default) to choose any active talk group
or currently selected talk group to be the Priority-1 Emergency talk group
when the P1 key is pressed.
DEFINE: SELECT this option to navigate the list of talk groups. SELECT
one of the downloaded talk groups to be the Priority-1 talk group. Each time
the P1 key is pressed, your defined talk group is initiated. Once you have
selected the group, press OK to select the group and return to Idle mode.
X-OVER
In the event that a manual beam cross-over is necessary, you can initiate it
through this ADMIN Menu option.
Note that the list of beam options may be shorter, depending on those
available from the satellite.
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1.
SELECT X-OVER and the following beam regions are displayed:
•
B0 – EAST
•
B1 – EAST C
•
B2 – WEST C
•
B3 – WEST
•
B4 – SOUTH
•
B5 – A/H
2.
Navigate the list with the up/down arrows and SELECT the desired
beam.
3.
You are then asked to confirm the selection by a Continue? prompt.
Press YES to continue, or press NO to cancel and return to the beam
region options.
Throughout the cross-over process, the beam to which the radio is crossingover flashes (e.g., X-OVER: B1- EAST). The icon is displayed until the crossover process is complete. The BEAM/SIGNAL monitor is displayed
throughout this process regardless of whether or not it is active. The current
beam is displayed, and then the selected beam region is shown as the process
is completed (i.e. B1 S55 to B0 S55). Once the process is complete, the beam
to which the radio has crossed-over is displayed for three seconds. You are
then returned to the Idle display.
If you have selected a beam that is not accessible, “X-OVER FAILURE” will be
displayed for several seconds. You will then be returned to the beam options
list. Ensure that you have chosen the proper adjacent beam before initiating a
manual beam cross-over.
Note that the radio automatically performs a beam cross-over sequence when
required (e.g., traveling between beams).
BACKLIGHT
This option allows you to control the display’s backlight. Press SELECT to go
through the three different options for backlight display:
1.
EVENT – The default configuration. The backlight is displayed for a short
time after any key other than PWR or PTT is pressed, and the timer is
restarted when any other key is pressed.
2.
CONSTANT – The backlight is always ON.
3.
OFF – The backlight is always OFF.
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SOFTWARE VERSION
Here you can view the software version for the transceiver unit, handset and
antenna unit.
SERIAL PORT
This option allows you to set up three different serial port configurations.
1.
SELECT the SERIAL PORT option from the ADMIN Menu.
2.
SELECT one of the three options to turn it on. Only one option can be
active at a time:
a.
DATA IO: This is the default. When this option is ON, the serial
port is disabled.
b.
CROSSBAND: When this option is ON, Third Party cross-band
interfaces can access Dispatch Radio activity enabling MSAT
interconnectivity to standard Land Mobile Radio equipment.
c.
GPS OUTPUT: When this option is ON, GPS data received from
the Antenna Unit (AU) can be sent to an external device in NMEA
format. The GPS port speed is 4.8 kbps.
3.
For each configuration, once you SELECT it, you are asked to confirm the
configuration. Press YES to confirm or NO to cancel.
4.
With confirmation or cancellation, you are returned to the Serial Port
option Menu. Press BACK to go back to the ADMIN Menu.
SYSTEM MENU
When you SELECT the SYSTEM option on the Main Menu, you are
prompted for the System Password. Type in the Password (the factory
default is 1234) and press OK.
The options on the System Menu allow you to change certain system settings:
•
Password
•
Lock Code
•
Beam/Signal: Off/On
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PASSWORD
You can change the default SYSTEM password via this option.
1.
SELECT the PASSWORD option on the System Menu.
2.
SELECT the SYSTEM password option.
3.
You are then prompted with NEW SYSTEM PASSWORD.
4.
Type in the new password (use CLEAR to backspace if you make a
mistake) and then press OK.
5.
A confirmation screen is then displayed, asking you to re-enter the new
password. Type it in again, and then press STORE to store the new
password.
6.
You are then returned to the Password Menu. Press BACK to go back to
the System menu.
LOCK CODE
You can change the 4-digit handset lock code with this option.
1.
SELECT the LOCK CODE option on the System Menu.
2.
You are then prompted to enter the new Lock Code. Type in the new
Lock Code (use CLEAR to backspace if you make a mistake) and then
press OK.
3.
A confirmation screen is then displayed, asking you to re-enter the new
code. Type it in again, and then press STORE.
4.
You are then returned to the System Menu.
BEAM SIGNAL OFF/ON
This option gives you the ability to enable or disable the display of the beam to
which the radio has logged-on as well as the received signal strength. When
the option shows BEAM SIGNAL: OFF and you SELECT it, the option
changes to BEAM SIGNAL: ON and the beam display is enabled. When the
option shows BEAM SIGNAL: ON and you SELECT it, the option changes
to BEAM SIGNAL: OFF and the beam display is disabled.
When enabled, the beam display appears in:
„
Idle State
„
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Weight
HUGHES 2100 TU = 0.8 lbs
DT-200 Handset = 0.6 lbs
SPAC-AS-MSV220 Antenna = 4.6 lbs
SPAC-AS-MSV320 Antenna = 10.3 lbs
Dimensions
HUGHES 2100 TU = (W) 6.5” x (H) 1.1” x (D) 5.6”
DT-200 Handset = (W) 2.9” x (H) 1.4” x (D) 6.8”
SPAC-AS-MSV220 Antenna = (Diameter) 9.8” x
(Height) 3.9”
SPAC-AS-MSV320 Antenna = (Diameter) 11” x (Height)
11”
Power
Input voltage: 11.5 to 15.6 VDC
Input current: 3 Amps max.
Fuses
Power cable assembly 3004028-0001
Battery (red wire): 5 Amp / 250 Volt
Horn Alert (blue wire): 0.25 Amp / 250 Volt
CAUTION: For continued protection against risk of
fire, replace only with same type and rating of fuse
Humidity
98% at 100.4°F (38°C)
Operating
Temperature
Antenna = -22°F(-30°C) to +109°F(+43°C)
Dust
In Accordance with SAE J1455 section 4.7
Rain
Antenna = Precipitation rate of 2” /hour
TU = -22°F(-30°C) to +131°F(+55°C)
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ERROR MESSAGES
Error Condition
Definition
Action
SEARCHING…
If signal strength bars are
seen, the radio is in the
process of connecting to
the MSAT network. If
signal strength bars are
not seen, the radio
cannot receive a satellite
signal.
If the condition persists,
check the radio has a clear
view of the southern sky
and that the antenna is
connected and is
functioning (e.g. can hear
the servo motor in the
antenna).
WAIT…
Signifies that the radio
has not received a
response to the PTT
request from the MSAT
network and is
attempting several
retries.
Continue to press the PTT
key. If the call is successful,
USER ON will be displayed.
In the event a call fails, a
PTT FAIL message will
appear requiring the user
to release the PTT key and
try again.
PTT FAIL
Signifies the radio failed
to receive a response to
the PTT request from the
MSAT network.
Release the PTT key and
try again. If this message
continues, contact MSV
Customer Support.
PRESSPT
Signifies the PTT key was
been pressed then
released just before the
radio received the
confirmation from the
network.
Press and hold the PTT key
in order to talk.
INVALID DN
Signifies the user has
entered a Directory
Number (DN) that is not
a member of the private
mode talk group
currently active on the
radio.
Ensure a valid DN is
entered in tag position 00.
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NO TG
No talk groups have been
downloaded to the radio.
If this condition persists,
contact MSV Customer
Support.
BLOCKED
Signifies that the radio's
antenna signal to the
satellite is blocked.
Ensure that the antenna has
a clear line-of-sight to the
satellite.
X-OVER
FAILURE
Signifies that the user has
initiated a manual beam
cross-over to a beam that
is not accessible.
Following the appearance
of the failure message the
user will be returned to
the beam options list.
Ensure that the appropriate
adjacent satellite beam is
chosen when initiating a
manual beam cross-over.
RF POWER
FAILURE
The radio detected a
problem with its RF
transmissions and
disabled the transmitter.
Power cycle the radio. If
this condition persists,
contact MSV Customer
Support.
WARNING!
OVERHEAT
Signifies that the radio is
overheating. This
message will appear at 10
second intervals until the
temperature is reduced. If
the temperature
continues to increase
then the radio will
shutdown.
Move the radio to a cooler
place. If the radio powers
off, allow it to cool down
before re-initiating the
power-up sequence.
INVALID
PASSWORD
Signifies the user has
entered the wrong
Dealer or SYSTEM Menu
password.
Enter the correct
password. If the password
is unknown, contact MSV
Customer Support with the
radio's ESN. Customer
Support can provide a new
SYSTEM password.
WRONG LOCK
CODE
Signifies the user has
entered the wrong
Handset Lock code.
If you cannot remember
the lock code (default is
0000), enter the SYSTEM
password (default 1234)
when prompted to enter
the code.
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ANTENNA
FAILURE
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This indicates the radio
has detected a fault in the
antenna and shut it down.
Power cycle the radio. If
this problem persists,
contact MSV Customer
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GLOSSARY
Directory Number (DN) – A 4-digit identification number assigned by the
MSAT Network to each radio. The radio displays the DN of the
current speaker during each call as a means of notifying other
subscribers who is talking.
Monitor Code – A code stored within each radio that controls when the
radio should join a Talk Group conversation.
Priority-1 Interruption – Network feature which allows a radio user to
interrupt a current speaker by pressing a specific key on the handset.
Private Mode – Private Mode allows two MSAT users to establish a private
Dispatch radio conversation over the Network. Users must be
members of a Private Mode Talk Group before Private Mode
conversations between them can take place.
PTT – MSAT Dispatch Radio users who wish to communicate with other
MSAT users within a Talk Group must press and hold a specific key on
the handset. This key is referred to as the Push-to-Talk (PTT) key.
Tag Number – A 2-digit number corresponding to each Talk Group to
which the radio belongs. A radio can have up to a maximum of 15 Tag
Numbers (and tag number 00 for private mode operation).
Talk Group – A defined group of MSAT radio users within an organization
that can talk together in a Dispatch Radio conversation. Each radio can
be a member of up to 15 Talk Groups, but can participate in only one
conversation at a time. On the radio, Talk Groups are identified by a
2-digit Tag Number.
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