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Freeway
Personal Mobile Radio
User Guide
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Explanation of
the display icons
Displays the code for the selected channel
or the volume level.
Displays the code of the sub channel.
Flashes to indicate that the key lock
is switched on.
Indicates that the handset is receiving a call.
Indicates that the handset is transmitting.
STANDBY
Flashes to indicate that the handset is in
battery saver mode.
Displayed when the power is on to indicate
signal standby.
Indicates the status of the battery.
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Introduction
Unpacking
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Free
Monitor
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With each Freeway Walkie Talkie
handset you will get:
way
Free
If anything is missing, please contact your place of
purchase immediately.
Vol
Belt clip
(attached to back of handset)
4 x AAA batteries (alkaline)
Or
Ni-MH battery pack rechargeable
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For your records
Date of purchase:
Place of purchase:
Serial number:
For guarantee purposes proof of purchase is required
so please keep your receipt.
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Safety instructions
General
Do not open the handset.
Never dispose of batteries in a fire. There is a serious risk of
explosion and/or the release of highly toxic chemicals.
Radio signals transmitted between handsets may cause
interference to hearing aids.
Switch off the radio when near medical equipment.
This product should not be used by people with pacemakers.
Do not use the radio when driving a vehicle or operating
machinery.
Do not use your radio when on board an aircraft.
Do not use your radio if it has a damaged antenna.
Do not operate the radio in hazardous environments, explosion
or fire may result. Examples of typical hazardous environments
include petrol stations and areas where explosive products
are used.
Do not expose your product to direct sunlight, extreme cold
or place it near heating appliances.
Do not submerge any part of your product in water and do not
use it in damp, humid or wet conditions.
Do not expose your product to fire, explosive or other
hazardous conditions.
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Cleaning
Simply clean with a damp (not wet) cloth, or an anti-static wipe.
Never use household polish as this will damage the product.
Never use a dry cloth as this may cause a static shock.
Note
In the event of an accident this product cannot be used to
contact the emergency services.
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Setting up
1 Installing the batteries
Your Freeway handset is supplied with 4 x AAA
(alkaline) batteries or a Freeway rechargeable
Ni-MH battery pack depending on which version
you have purchased.
Note
Please note that alkaline batteries will require
replacing and can NOT be used with the Freeway
charger.
The typical battery capacity of an AAA alkaline
battery is approximately twice that of an AAA size
Ni-MH battery. The battery life for the Freeway is
approximately 21 hours using alkaline batteries
and approximately half this using rechargeable
Ni-MH batteries.
The Freeway handset can be charged when it is
switched on or off, however, it will take longer to
fully charge the battery pack if the handset is left
switched on.
To fully charge the battery pack, from a fully
discharged state takes around 14 to 16 hours.
The lights on the Freeway charger will stay lit even
when the battery pack is fully charged.
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Freeway accessories
You can purchase Freeway rechargeable battery packs
and a Freeway charger by calling 0870 240 5522.
Or visit: www.withandwithoutwires.com
Freeway charger item code: 003743.
Freeway rechargeable battery pack
item code: 004194.
If the belt clip is attached you will need to remove it
first, please see step 2 below.
Pull back the battery cover tab and lift the cover off.
or
Insert 4 x AAA (alkaline) batteries or the Freeway
rechargeable battery pack, ensuring that the + and –
on the batteries match up with those marked inside
the battery compartment. Replace the battery cover
and make sure that the tab locks back into place.
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Battery low indicator
When the batteries are fully charged the display will
show the
icon. When the battery power
becomes low the
icon will flash to indicate
that the batteries need replacing. You should replace
all the batteries, do not mix new and old batteries
and ensure that you use all the same type of batteries.
2 Installing and removing the belt clip
Align the belt clip tabs up with the guides on the
back of your handset.
Slide the belt clip up the guides until it locks into place.
If you want to remove the belt clip, pull back the
lever on the top of the belt clip and slide the clip
down out of the guides.
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3 Installing and removing the
optional Freeway headset
To purchase optional Freeway headsets please call
0870 240 5522 or visit
www.withandwithoutwires.com
Freeway Headset item code: 004191.
PTT button
Note
You must always switch the power OFF before
installing or removing the headset. We recommend
you set the volume to a LOW level.
Open the tab on the top of the handset.
Insert the headset plug firmly into the holes on the
top of the handset.
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If you remove the headset from the handset you
should cover the holes with the attached tab to make
sure dust and dirt is kept away from the contacts.
Note
To use the Freeway headset, press the PTT (Press
To Talk) switch on the headset to make a call and
release it to receive a call. You can also adjust the
volume level by using the volume buttons on your
Freeway handset.
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Using your Freeway
handsets
To switch the Freeway handset power ON
or OFF
Press and hold the POWER button for about
2 seconds.
You will hear a tone to indicate that the
handset has been switched ON (or OFF).
To select a channel
Channel
Press the CHANNEL + or – button to select
a channel from 1 to 8. To keep scrolling
through the channels you can press and
hold the + or – button and then release it
when you reach the channel you want.
The selected channel will be shown on the
display.
It is advisable to lock the keys once you
have selected your channel to ensure it
does not change, see below.
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To switch the key lock ON or OFF
You can lock the CHANNEL + or -, MODE,
and POWER buttons to prevent you from
accidentally changing the channel or channel
settings or from switching the handset off.
Press and hold the LOCK button for more
than 1 second to switch the key lock ON.
The key lock icon will appear on the display.
(You can continue to use the TALK, CALL,
LIGHT and VOLUME + and – buttons).
To switch the key lock OFF, press and
hold the LOCK button again for more than
1 second.
Note
Your handsets have a range of up to 3 km
(2 miles). However, the range can be affected by
certain conditions, for example, buildings, foliage
and mountainous areas in the way of the signal.
You can obtain the maximum range in flat,
open spaces.
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To call another handset
Please note, that to call or talk to others, all
radios in your group must be set to the
same channel number.
Call
Once you have selected a channel, press
the CALL button to alert the other handset
user that you want to communicate with them.
(The other handset user will hear a 2 second
ringing tone to alert them to your call).
Talk
Talk
To talk to the other handset user, press and
hold the TALK button, then hold the
handset about 3 inches (71 ⁄ 2 cm) from your
mouth and speak into the microphone.
The transmission icon will be shown on the
display.
Release the TALK button when you have
finished speaking. Your listener will hear an
audible tone (called a roger tone). This
alerts the other handset user that you have
finished talking and they can respond.
Note
If you do not release the TALK button after you
finish speaking, you will not be able to receive any
calls. Also, if you press the TALK button for
extended periods you will reduce the battery power.
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To listen for and talk to another
handset user
If another handset user is calling, you will
hear a 2 second ringing tone to alert you
that they are going to speak.
You will then hear them speaking to you.
The
icon will be shown on the display to
indicate that you are receiving a call. (You
may need to adjust the volume, see p12).
Talk
Talk
When the other handset user has finished
speaking you can respond to the call,
press and hold the TALK button, then hold
the handset about 3 inches (71 ⁄ 2 cm) from
your mouth and speak into the microphone.
The transmission icon will be shown on
the display.
Release the TALK button when you have
finished speaking.
Battery saver mode
If there are no transmissions for 10 seconds your
BT Freeway will automatically switch to battery
saver mode. This is indicated by a flashing
STANDBY icon on the display.
If any incoming or outgoing calls are made the
handset will return to standby mode.
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To adjust the volume of incoming calls
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Press the VOLUME + or – button to increase
or decrease the volume of incoming calls.
The volume levels range from 1-8.
You can also press and hold the VOLUME +
or – button to keep increasing or decreasing
the volume until you reach the required level
or until you reach the handset’s maximum
or minimum level at which point you will
hear a double beep.
The volume level (1-8) will be shown on
the display for about 5 seconds, the display
will then return to the channel number.
To manage unwanted calls
You can reduce interference from unwanted
calls by setting up a code on your selected
channel. You must then ensure that each
member of your group is using the same
code, if they do not, you will not be able to
communicate with them.
If you set the code on your selected channel
to 00 (OFF), you will hear calls from
everyone within range who is using the same
channel you have selected.
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WARNING
If using your Freeway in Southern Ireland you are
prohibited from using Code 00 on any channel.
To change the code:
Mode
Channel
Press the MODE button. The current code
will flash.
Press the CHANNEL + or – button to select
your code number between 00 and 38. Your
selected code will be shown on the display.
Or
Channel
Mode
Press and hold the CHANNEL + or – button
to scroll through the codes until you release
the button.
Press the MODE button to confirm the new
code.
Ensure that you tell other members of your
group the code you have set up so you can
hear each other’s calls.
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To switch the handset display light
ON or OFF
Press the LIGHT button. The display will
light up for approximately 10 seconds.
Each time you press the VOLUME + or -,
CHANNEL + or -, CALL, MODE or LOCK
buttons while the display light is switched
on, the 10 second timer will reset so that it
will stay on for a further 10 seconds.
To switch the display light OFF, press the
LIGHT button.
To switch the squelch OFF
When you are not receiving a call, the
squelch on your handset automatically mutes
the speaker so that you will not hear weak
signals or background noise. You can switch
this feature off temporarily or for longer
periods of time. By switching the squelch off
you can adjust the volume more easily or
communicate with someone where the signal
is too weak under normal circumstances.
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To switch the squelch OFF temporarily:
Press and hold the LIGHT button for
about half a second. You will now hear any
background noise.
Release the LIGHT button to switch the
squelch back ON.
To switch the squelch OFF for longer
periods of time:
Press and hold the LIGHT button for more
than 5 seconds.
You will hear two beeps to indicate that the
squelch has been switched OFF and you
will now hear any background noise.
Release the LIGHT button and then operate
on the channel as usual.
Channel
To switch the squelch back ON, press the
CHANNEL + or – button, or press the LIGHT
button again for more than half a second.
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General information
Guarantee
Your BT Freeway is guaranteed for a period of
12 months from the date of purchase.
The conditions of this guarantee are:
• The guarantee shall only apply to defects that
occur within the 12 month guarantee period.
• Proof of purchase is provided.
• The equipment is returned to BT or its agent as
instructed.
• This guarantee does not cover any faults or defects
caused by accidents, misuse, fair wear and tear,
neglect, tampering with the equipment, or any
attempt at adjustment or repair other than through
approved agents.
• This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
If you have to return your product:
Pack the handsets securely, preferably in the original
packaging. All parts must be returned, including belt
clips and original batteries.
Outside of Guarantee:
If your product needs repair outside of the guarantee
we recommend that you call 01672 564 444 for
details of our recommended repair agents.
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RTTE
This equipment complies with the Essential
Requirements and Provisions of the Radio
Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal
Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC.
In demonstration of conformance with the Essential
Requirements for Electrical Safety, Electro-Magnetic
Compatibility and Radio Spectrum matters covered
by the following standards:
EN 60950 incorporating amendments 1,2,3,4 (1993)
Electrical Safety
ETS 300 279 (02/1999)
EMC
ETS 300 296-2 (03/2000)
Radio Spectrum
A copy of the original manufacturers Declaration of
Conformity can be obtained by calling 01473 605893
or alternatively by e-mail from the following address
COMMPROD@btuk02.bt.com
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Offices worldwide
The telecommunications services described in this publication
are subject to availability and may be modified from time to time.
Services and equipment are provided subject to British
Telecommunications plc’s respective standard conditions of contract.
Nothing in this publication forms any part of any contract.
TouchtoneTM is a registered trade mark of
British Telecommunications plc in the UK.
© British Telecommunications plc 2001.
Registered Office: 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ.
Registered in England No. 1800000.
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