Audiovox GMRS2572CH Owner`s manual

General Mobile
Radio Service (GMRS)
Model
GMRS200W
PTT/CALL
Owner’s Manual
1-800-290-6650
Released: 4-25-03
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CAUTIONS
WHEN RECHARGING LITHIUM ION (Li-ion) BATTERY WITH
THE AUDIOVOX CHARGER, USE ONLY THE AUDIOVOX
SUPPLIED RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. USE OF THE
AUDIOVOX CHARGER WITH OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED, AS BATTERY CHARGING
TIMES WILL VARY WITH DIFFERENT BRANDS. REFER TO
THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHARGING
OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES. AVOID PLACING THE
GMRS200W RADIO TRANSCEIVER FOR PROLONGED
PERIODS OF TIME IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR TEMPERATURES BELOW -4º F (-20º C) OR ABOVE 140º F (60º C).
KEEP THE ANTENNA AT 1 INCH (2.5 cm) AWAY FROM
YOUR HEAD AND BODY. DO NOT USE YOUR GMRS200W
RADIO TRANSCEIVER WITH A DAMAGED ANTENNA.
GMRS LICENSE:
USE OF THIS RADIO WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
REQUIRES AN FCC GMRS LICENSE. AN INDIVIDUAL 18
YEARS OF AGE OF OLDER, WHO IS NOT A REPRESENTATIVE OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, IS ELIGIBLE TO
APPLY FOR A GMRS SYSTEM LICENSE. YOU WILL NEED
TWO FORMS FROM THE FCC; FCC FORM 159 AND FCC
FORM 605 MAIN FORM AND SCHEDULE F. YOU CAN FIND
THE FORMS ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.FCC.GOV/
FORMPAGE.HTML,OR CALL 1-800-418-3676.
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Model GMRS200W (FCC License Required)
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1. Battery Cover
7. Built-In Speaker
2. Wrist Band Set
8. Liquid Crystal Display
(LCD)
3. Push-to-Talk (PTT)/CALL
and Function Confirmation Button
9. SCAN (and VOX) Button
10. Up Channel/Volume Button
4. Antenna
5. Built-In Microphone
11. Down Channel/Volume
Button
6. Power (PWR) On/Off
and Function (F)
Button
12. External Speaker (SP)/
Microphone (MIC)/CHG
Jack
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Model GMRS200W Display
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1. Clock Indicator (Hour): These two segments indicate the hour.
2. Volume Indicator: Indicates the volume level.
3. Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: This function allows
hands free conversation. The icon appears when the VOX mode is activated.
4. Scan Indicator: This function allows the user to scan a channel every 0.5
second to search for a valid signal.
5. Roger Beep Tone On/Off Indicator: This icon appears when Roger
Beep tone is on, and disappears when tone is not in use.
6. Clock indicator (minute): These two segments indicate the minutes.
7. Transmit Indicator: The icon indicates when radio is in transmit
mode.
8. Receiving Indicator: The icon indicates when radio is in receiving
mode.
9. Large Segment Display: Indicates the channel number in use.
10. Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates when the batterylevel is low.
Equipment and Accessories Supplied
1. Radio (1) GMRS200W
2. Owner’s Manual (1) 128-6781
3. Lithium-ion Battery GMRS2WBAT
4. Wrist Strap Set GMRS2WWS
5. Wall Charging Adapter GMRS2WCH
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Powering the Transceiver
Your GMRS200W radio transceiver operates on a Lithium ion
(Li-ion) battery.
Installing the Batteries:
To install the battery, proceed as follows:
1. Press the release clip lever toward the cover and lift the
battery cover up and off at the same time.
2. Insert the Li-ion battery with the contacts facing down and
touching the unit contacts.
3. Insert the end tab of the battery cover in the bottom slot
and press the top of the cover into position until it clicks into
place.
RELEASE
CLIP LEVER
(TOP OF COVER)
WRIST
BAND
POSITIVE
TERMINAL
NEGATIVE
TERMINAL
BATTERY
COVER
Charging the Transceiver Battery
CHARGING
LED (RED)
ADAPTER
PLUG
PTT/CALL
WALL CHARGING ADAPTER
GMRS2WCH
MIC/CHG/SPK
JACK
NOTE: The battery will fully charge in approximately 10-12 hours.
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Installing and Removing Wrist/Arm Straps
Removing Wrist/Arm Straps
Remove the wrist/arm straps as follows:
1. Remove the battery as outlined on the preceding page.
2. Noting the arrow direction, push each strap from outside
to inside, disengaging the strap pin from the side slot.
3. Continue to pull the strap through the slot and remove it
from the radio. Save the strap pins for replacement use.
STRAP A
STRAP B
Installing Wrist/Arm Straps
Install the wrist/arm straps as follows:
1. With the battery removed, orient strap A with the velcro
side facing up away from the battery compartment, orient
strap B with the velcro side facing down from the
compartment.
2. Noting the arrow direction, insert the end of the strap
through the square slot, and pull until the strap pin
engages the stop below the strap slot.
STRAP A
STRAP B
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GMRS200W Operational Modes
Short press
FUNCTION
CLOCK
SETTING
CLOCK
SETTING
(Hour)
( Minute)
Long press
FUNCTION
POWER
ON/OFF
CHANNEL
SELECT
( 1-22 )
ROGER
BEEP
ON/OFF
NOTE: Refer to the appropriate section of this manual for
detailed operating instructions for each mode.
Controls
Power On/Off (6) Button
Press and hold the Power on/off button ( ) for at least 2 seconds. You will hear a confirming melody to indicate the unit is on.
To turn the unit off, press and hold the button for at least 2 seconds.
Adjusting the Volume
With the unit powered on, press the Up Channel/Volume button
(!) to increase volume and the Down Channel/Volume button
(") to decrease volume. The display will indicate the current volume level by the volume ( ) icon (6 steps).
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Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button (3)
Pressing and holding this button will allow you to speak to any
transceiver that is set to the same channel as yours.
Hold the transceiver approximately 1 to 2 inches from your face
as you speak into the built-in microphone (5).
After you have finished speaking, release the PTT Button to allow reception of incoming signals. It is not possible to transmit
and receive at the same time. Whenever the PTT Button is pressed
the TX icon is displayed on the LCD.
Releasing the button allows the unit to revert to standby mode.
When receiving an incoming signal, the RX icon will appear on
the display. The PTT Button can also be used as a two-way
call ringer. Pressing the button twice quickly will call another party
on the same channel. The Transmit icon (TX) will appear on the
display for 3 seconds and then disappear.
Up Channel/Volume Button (10)
In the standby mode, pressing this button increments the listening volume. When in function edit mode, this button is used to
adjust the unit’s settings.
Down Channel/Volume Button (11)
In the standby mode, pressing this button decrements the listening volume. When in function edit mode, this button is used to
adjust the unit’s settings.
Power/Function ( /F) Button (6)
This button is used to turn on the transceiver; it also provides
access to various feature settings in the GMRS and FRS modes.
Scan Button (9)
Press this Button momentarily to enable or disable the scan mode.
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Operating Modes and Features
GRMS/FRS Operation
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press and hold the power
button for 2 seconds to turn on power.
- Press the Function (F) button so the Channel number flashes.
- Select the desired channel with the Up (10) and Down (11)
Buttons. When receiving a call, the RX icon on the LCD appears to indicate incoming received signal.
- Press and hold the PTT button (3) to transmit, then speak into
the microphone clearly and slowly.
- Communication can only be accomplished when the channel
frequency of at least two parties are the same.
- Release PTT Button (3) to receive.
Channel Selection
In order to communicate with other GMRS/FRS units, both
transmitting and receiving party must be on the same frequency.
The GMRS200W has 22 channels (frequencies) (1-22) indicated
by the large digits on the LCD display panel. Channels 1 through
7 are the shared GMRS/FRS channels. Channels 8-14 are FRS
only channels, while channels 15-22 are GMRS only channels.
Communication with Audiovox GMRS/FRS and compatible units
is possible on these 22 channels.
To change the channel:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the Function (F) button (6) until the channel number flashes.
- Press the Up Button (10) briefly to move to the next higher
main channel number.
- Press the Down Button (11) briefly to move to the next lower
main channel number.
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VOX Selection Mode
This option enables you to have hands-free conversation.
Your voice or nearby sound is detected and the radio transmits
without the need to press the PTT button.
To set radio for VOX operation:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press and hold the SCAN
button until the VOX icon appears on the display.
- The VOX mode can be turned off by pressing the SCAN button for 3 seconds; the VOX icon disappears.
Channel Scan Operation
This feature allows you to monitor all channels automatically
for valid signals. While scanning, you can transmit and receive.
When a signal is received, the scan is interrupted and will return
to scan mode 5 seconds after reception is terminated.
NOTE: While the scan function is active, the MODE button will
be inoperative. In addition, the scan mode will shorten overall
battery life because the battery save function is overridden.
To enable the channel scan mode:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, momentarily press the SCAN Button; ( )
will appear on the LCD display.
- The radio will display each channel (1-22) in order as the scan mode operates to find an active main channel.
- When unit doesn’t find any signals and you want to transmit, press the PTT
button to return to home channel operation. The transceiver will automatically resume scanning approximately 10 seconds after the communication
is completed.
- If there is no activity and you want to leave the scan mode, press the power
button momentarily and the unit will return to normal operation; ( ) icon
will disappear from the LCD display.
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Key Tone
This feature allows the transceiver to sound a confirmation tone
whenever the following keys are pressed: Up/Down buttons,
Power/Function button, SCAN button. The key tone is always on.
Roger Beep Tone
The Roger Beep is a tone which is automatically transmitted whenever the PTT button is released. This tone alerts the receiving
party that the transmission has been terminated intentionally.
To enable and disable the Roger Beep tone:
- From GMRS/FRS standby mode, press the Function Button
until the Roger Beep icon ( ) appears flashing on the
display.
- Press the Up or Down Button to select the tone on or oF as
desired.
- When enabled, the tone icon ( ) appears steady on the
display.
- Press the PTT or Power On/Off button to confirm selection.
Battery Alert
) blinks steadily on the LCD panel,
When the battery icon (
recharge the unit. The unit will revert to the clock mode automatically.
NOTES FOR GOOD COMMUNICATION
1. The GMRS200W 22 channels are shared on a ‘take turns’ basis. This
means other groups may be talking on any of the channels. A common
code of ethics/courtesy is to switch to another vacant channel and not to
attempt to talk over someone who is already using the channel you first
selected.
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2. The GMRS200W has been designed to maximize performance and improve transmission range in the field. To avoid interference, it is recommended that you do not use the units closer than 5 feet apart.
3. For best transmission results, always keep your mouth about 2-3 inches
from the microphone (5) and speak slowly in a normal voice.
4. To increase battery life, avoid the Scan feature. SCAN mode will
reduce operating time considerably.
Warning
• Do not operate the transceiver unless you are licensed to
do so.
• Remove the batteries from the transceiver if it is not
expected to be used for long periods. This will eliminate the
possibility of chemicals leaking from the batteries and
corroding the transceiver.
• Avoid exposing the transceiver to water or extremes of
temperature.
• Do not use this device in or near a mining facility, which
uses remotely triggered explosives or in areas labeled
“Blasting Area”. Accidental detonation may result.
• Do not attempt to modify or in any way increase the output
of this transceiver. Its output is designed to meet the legal
limits set by the FCC.
• Do not use this device or change its batteries in potentially
explosive atmospheres as sparks in such areas could result
in an explosion.
• Turn your transceiver off wherever posted notices restrict
the use of radios or cellular telephones. Facilities such as
hospitals may use equipment that is sensitive to RF energy.
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Turn your transceiver off on board aircraft when requested
to do so. Do not place your radio in front of a vehicle’s air-bag.
If the air-bag deploys, it could propel the transceiver like a
projectile causing bodily injury.
Troubleshooting
Problem
No transmission while
pressing the
PTT button
Probable Cause
Weak battery
Incorrect battery polarity
Weak battery
Weak, intermittent or no
Channel not set to the same as
received signal target transceiver
Unit beeps, but
will not function
when turned on
Reception of
unwanted
signals
Remedy
Charge or replace battery
Correctly install battery as
outlined in battery replacement
procedure
Charge or replace battery
Adjust transceiver’s settings to
match those of the target
transceiver
Volume level too low
PTT button inadvertently
pressed
Increase volume level
Release PTT button
Excessive radio interference on
a particular channel
Obstruction of radio signal
Change to a different channel
Avoid operating in or near large
buildings or vehicles
Battery extremely discharged
Charge or replace battery
Interference from electronic
devices such as computers or
TVs
Turn the devices off or move
further away from them
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Technical Specifications
General
Frequency Range:
Channels 1 through 7 are
shared with FRS radios.
Channels 8 through 14 are
FRS only.
Channels 15 through 22 are
GMRS only.
Channel Spacing
Dimensions (W x H x D)
(Without Antenna)
Refer to frequency chart on next page.
Refer to frequency chart on next page.
Refer to frequency chart on next page.
12.5kHz
2.83 W x 2.00 H x 0.83 D
(72.0 mm x 50.5 mm x 21.0 mm)
Power Supply
Power Source
Operating Time
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery (1), 3.7 VDC
20 hours
(Transmit: Receive: Standby = 5: 5: 90
ratio)
Receiver
Usable Sensitivity
>-119 dBm
Maximum Audio Output Power > 0.1 Watt maximum (16 Ohm )
Modulation Distortion
< 5% (1 kHz 70%)
Transmitter
RF Output Power
Maximum Deviation
Modulation Distortion
0.3 Watts maximum
+/- 2.5 kHz
< 5% (1 kHz 70%)
This transceiver complies with FCC regulations for use in the United
States of America. Use in other countries may be prohibited or restricted
by local regulation. Please check with the local regulating agency before
using this device outside the United States of America.
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Main Channel Frequencies
No.
CHANNEL/
TYPE
FREQ
(MHz)
No.
1
GMRS/FRS
462.5625
12
FRS
467.6625
2
GMRS/FRS
462.5875
13
FRS
467.6875
3
GMRS/FRS
462.6125
14
FRS
467.7125
4
GMRS/FRS
462.6375
15
GMRS
462.5500
5
GMRS/FRS
462.6625
16
GMRS
462.5750
6
GMRS/FRS
462.6875
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GMRS
462.6000
7
GMRS/FRS
462.7125
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GMRS
462.6250
CHANNEL/
TYPE
FREQ
(MHz)
8
FRS
467.5625
19
GMRS
462.6500
9
FRS
467.5875
20
GMRS
462.6750
10
FRS
467.6125
21
GMRS
462.7000
11
FRS
467.6375
22
GMRS
462.7250
NOTE: Channels 1 through 7 are shared with FRS radios.
Channels 8 through 14 are FRS only.
Channels 15 through 22 are GMRS only.
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90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Family Radio and General Mobile 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
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FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
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