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Deluxe 2-Way Personal FRS Radio
OWNER’S MANUAL — Please read before using this equipment.
Your RadioShack Deluxe 2-Way Personal FRS Radio is a lightweight, palm-sized radio that you can carry almost anywhere and
use to talk with another person who has a FRS radio set to the same
frequency.
The Family Radio Service (FRS) is a license-free, two-way, shortrange voice radio service that lets families and groups keep in touch
with each other on specific reserved channels.
Your radio has auto-squelch, which means you hear nothing on a
channel unless someone is transmitting nearby on the same channel. You can turn off auto-squelch to hear weaker, distant transmissions.
You can connect an optional speaker/microphone and earphone to
the radio (neither supplied, available at your local RadioShack
store).
Your radio’s display has a backlight that turns on for about 7 seconds when you press any keys except LOCK/PTT and CALL. To turn
on the backlight without changing the radio’s setting (except in Dual
Watch mode), press MON/FUNC.
FCC INFORMATION
Important: Do not open your radio to make any internal adjustments. Your radio is set up to transmit a regulated signal on one of
14 assigned frequencies. It is against the law to alter or adjust the
settings inside the radio to exceed those limitations. Any adjustments to your radio must be made by a qualified technician using
the proper test equipment.
To be safe and sure:
SAFETY INFORMATION
Your radio contains a low power transmitter. When the Push-to-Talk
button is pushed it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. The device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50%. In
August 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC)
adopted RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for hand-held
wireless devices.
Cautions:
• To maintain compliance with the FCC’s RF exposure guidelines,
hold the transmitter and antenna at least 2 inches (5 cm) away
from your face, and speak in a normal voice. Point the antenna
up and away from your face.
• If you wear the handset on your body while using the headset
accessory, use only the supplied belt clip for this product and
when transmitting, take it out of the belt to ensure that the
antenna is at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) from your body.
• Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the transmitter and may
violate FCC regulations.
INSTALLING BATTERIES
Your radio requires 4 AA alkaline or rechargeable nickel-cadmium
(Ni-Cd) batteries (not supplied) for power. For the best performance
and longest life, we recommend RadioShack batteries.
Cautions:
• Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended
type.
• Never open your radio’s case.
• Never change or replace anything in your radio except the batteries.
Your radio might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether your radio is causing the interference, turn it off. If the interference goes away, your radio is
causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by:
• moving your radio away from the receiver
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries
(alkaline or rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different
capacities.
1. Rotate OFF/VOL counterclockwise until it clicks to turn off the
radio.
2. Pull down the latch on the battery compartment cover, then
remove the cover.
3. Slide CHARGE ON/OFF inside the battery compartment to OFF
(for alkaline batteries) or ON (for rechargeable batteries).
• calling your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you
stop using the radio.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
4. Install 4 AA batteries according to the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked inside.
5. Replace the cover, then push the latch up until it clicks.
6. When
(low battery icon) appears, replace the batteries.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not
burn or bury them.
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All Rights Reserved.
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USING AN OPTIONAL HAND STRAP
Caution: If you do not plan to use the radio for a month or longer, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy
electronic parts.
You can attach an optional hand strap (not supplied) to the radio.
Slide the hand strap’s small loop under the bar at the side of the radio. You might need to use a small screwdriver or a straightened paper clip to do this. Then pull the strap’s large loop through the small
loop.
Recharging Ni-Cd Batteries
Warning: Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries. Standard,
non-rechargeable batteries can get hot or explode if you try to recharge them.
FRS FREQUENCIES
You can recharge Ni-Cd batteries inside the radio using a 9V,
100mA AC or DC adapter and a size E Adaptaplug (neither supplied, both available at your local RadioShack store).
Cautions:
• You must use a (Class 2 for AC) power source that supplies 9V
DC and delivers at least 100mA. Its center tip must be set to
positive and its plug must fit the radio’s MIC/CHRG jack. Using
an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the radio or the adapter.
Channel No.
Frequency (MHz)
Channel No.
Frequency (MHz)
1
462.5625
8
467.5625
2
462.5875
9
467.5875
3
462.6125
10
467.6125
4
462.6375
11
467.6375
5
462.6625
12
467.6625
6
462.6875
13
467.6875
7
462.7125
14
467.7125
A QUICK LOOK AT YOUR RADIO
• Always connect the adapter to the radio before you connect it to
an external power source (such as an AC outlet or a vehicle cigarette-lighter socket). When you finish, disconnect the adapter
from the power source before you disconnect it from the radio.
LOCK/PTT — To
transmit, hold down
until
(transmit
icon) appears, then
speak into the microphone. Release when
you finish. %86< appears when a call is
being received.
• You must turn off the radio while you charge the batteries.
Note: Charge only regular capacity Ni-Cd batteries in the radio. To
prevent overcharging, use an external charger to charge Ni-MH and
high-capacity Ni-Cd batteries.
1. Rotate OFF/VOL counterclockwise until it clicks to turn off the
radio.
OFF/VOL — Rotate to
turn your radio on and off
and adjust its volume.
FUNC/MON —
Hold down for at
least 3 seconds to
hear everything on a
channel, even weak
transmissions. Release to turn autosquelch back on.
2. Pull down the latch on the battery compartment cover, then
remove the cover.
3. Slide CHARGE/ON/OFF to ON.
4. Put 4 AA Ni-Cd batteries in the compartment according to the
polarity symbols (+ and –) marked inside. Then close the cover
and push the latch up until it clicks.
MIC/CHRG/SPK — You
can connect an optional microphone with a 3/32-inch (2.5
mm) plug or speaker with a 1/
8-inch (3.5 mm) plug
8
/ — selects the
channel number.
9
/SKIP — selects
the channel number.
Q-SCAN/QUIET—
hold down to set the quiet
code. Press to turn the
quiet feature on or off.
CALL — Hold down to
send a page to other
FRS radios set to the
same channel (and quiet code, if one is used)
as your radio.
(transmit icon) appears.
5. Pull off the rubber cover from MIC/CHRG and connect the
adapter’s barrel plug to the radio’s MIC/CHRG jack, then plug its
other end into a standard AC outlet or DC power source.
M1/
DW1
M2/
DW2
M3/
DW3
Dual Watch/Memory
channels
Complete charging takes about 10–14 hours. When charging is
complete, unplug the AC or DC adapter from the power source, then
disconnect it from the radio’s MIC/CHRG jack.
SELECTING A CHANNEL
Important: The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates RadioShack is voluntarily participating in an
industry program to collect and recycle these batteries
at the end of their useful life, when taken out of service
in the United States or Canada. The RBRC program provides a
convenient alternative to placing used Ni-Cd batteries into the trash
or the municipal waste stream, which may be illegal in your area.
Please call 1-800-THE-SHACK (1-800-843-7422) for information on
Ni-Cd battery recycling and disposal bans/restrictions in your area.
RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s
commitment to preserving our environment and conserving our natural resources.
To scan through the channels, hold down 8/ or 9/SKIP for about
2 seconds. 6&$1 appears. The radio automatically scans through
the channels and pauses on each active channel. Press 8/ or
9/SKIP to change the scan direction. Press any key other than 8/
or 9/SKIP to stop scanning.
To manually select a channel, press 8/
channel number appears.
or 9/SKIP. The selected
To skip a channel before scanning, press 8/ or 9/SKIP to select
the desired channel. Hold down FUNC/MON and press 9/SKIP.
(skip icon) appears.
To resume scanning from the skipped channel, select the skipped
channel, hold down FUNC/MON and press 9/SKIP.
disappears.
QUIET CODES
USING THE BELT CLIP
Quiet codes let you talk and listen to other radios set to the same
channel and quiet code. This is like having a sub-channel within a
channel, giving you greater communication flexibility. When you set
a quiet code (there are 38 to choose from) and turn on this feature,
To attach the belt clip, slide the belt clip down onto the tabs on the
back of the radio until it clicks. To detach the belt clip, lift up the tab
on the belt clip and slide it up.
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USING DUAL WATCH
you can communicate with anyone who has a radio set to the same
channel and code.
1. Hold down QUIET/Q-SCAN until
code flashes.
You can set your radio to monitor both the current channel and one
of the channels stored in M1/DW1, M2/DW2 or M3/DW3.
48,(7 appears and the quiet
1. Press 8/
2. Repeatedly press (or hold down) 8/ or 9/SKIP until you see
the code number you want to use. (See the “Quiet Codes Chart”
on Page 3 for a complete list of quiet codes.)
or 9/SKIP to select the desired channel.
2. Hold down FUNC/MON and press M1/DW1, M2/DW2 or M3/DW3.
'8$/ appears and the two channels appear alternately. The
radio alternately checks the two channels and stops on the
active channel until the signal disappears.
3. Press QUIET/Q-SCAN to store the code.
4. To turn on or off the quiet code feature, press QUIET/Q-SCAN.
48,(7 appears when the feature is on.
3. Press any key to stop dual watch.
SETTING THE KEY TONE
Note: We recommend that you select a quiet code between 7 and
30. If you select a code below or above that range, you must wait
about 2 seconds after holding down LOCK/PTT before you start talking.
You can set the radio so it sounds a tone when you press any key
except LOCK/PTT and CALL.
To turn the key tone on or off, hold down FUNC/MON and press
.
(tone icon) appears when key tone is on.
Using Quiet Code Scan
1. Press QUIET/Q-SCAN to turn on quiet code. 48,(7 appears.
USING AUTO POWER-OFF
2. Hold down FUNC/MON, and press QUIET/Q-SCAN. 6&$1
appears. When it receives a signal from a radio with the same
quiet code, the radio stops scanning. Scanning resumes after
the signal disappears.
You can set the radio to automatically turn off if it is idle for about 2
hours. Press any key to turn it back on.
Hold down 9/SKIP while turning on the radio to turn this feature on
or off. $3#21 appears when the feature is on. $3#2) appears when
the feature is off.
3. Press any key to stop scanning.
Quiet Codes Chart
Code
Frequency
(Hz)
Code
Frequency
(Hz)
Code
Frequency
(Hz)
1
67.0
14
107.2
27
167.9
2
71.9
15
110.9
28
173.8
3
74.4
16
114.8
29
179.9
4
77.0
17
118.8
30
186.2
5
79.7
18
123.0
31
192.8
6
82.5
19
127.3
32
203.5
7
85.4
20
131.8
33
210.7
8
88.5
21
136.5
34
218.1
9
91.5
22
141.3
35
225.7
10
94.8
23
146.2
36
233.6
11
97.4
24
151.4
37
241.8
12
100.0
25
156.7
38
250.3
13
103.5
26
162.2
8/
USING KEY LOCK
You can lock the 8/ , 9/SKIP, M1/DW1, M2/DW2, M3/DW3, and
QUIET/Q-SCAN keys. To lock or unlock any of these keys, hold down
FUNC/MON and press LOCK/PTT.
When the keys are locked,
(key icon) appears. If the key tone is
on, the radio beeps twice when you press any locked key.
USING THE COURTESY TONE
Hold down LOCK/PTT while turning on the radio to turn the courtesy
tone on or off. If the courtesy tone is on, &07RQH appears and the person you are communicating with hears the courtesy tone when you
finish transmission.
RESETTING THE RADIO
If the radio stops operating properly, hold down CALL while turning
on the radio to reset the radio.
USING MEMORY
CARE
You can store channels in M1/DW1, M2/DW2 and M3/DW3. Press
M1/DW1, M2/DW2 or M3/DW3 to switch to the channel stored in that
memory. Press M1/DW1, M2/DW2 or M3/DW3 again to exit the memory.
Keep the radio dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and
store the radio only in normal temperature environments. Handle the
radio carefully; do not drop it. Keep the radio away from dust and
dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
new.
The preset channels stored in M1/DW1, M2/DW2, M3/DW3 are
Channels 1, 2 and 3 respectively. To change the setting, press 8/
or 9/SKIP to select the desired channel (see “Quiet Codes” on
Page 2), then hold down the button for the desired memory location
M1/DW1, M2/DW2 or M3/DW3 until 04, 05, or 06 appears.
Modifying or tampering with the radio’s internal components can
cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your
FCC authorization to operate it. If your radio is not performing as it
should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance. If the
trouble is affecting the telephone lines, the phone company can ask
you to disconnect your radio until you have resolved the problem.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 462.5625 – 467.7125 MHz
Channels ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Modulation Type ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... FM
Antenna Impedance ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 Ohm
Microphone ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ Condenser Type
Power Supply .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 × AA Alkaline
Sensitivity at 12dB Sinad ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 0.5 uV
Adjacent Channel Rejection ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 dB
Audio Output Power ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 250mW @ 8 Ohm
RF Output Power .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 500mW @ 6VDC
Audio Distortion .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5%
Harmonic Emissions ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ > 50 dB
Dimensions ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 413/16 × 23/16 × 11/2 inch
(121.5 × 55 × 38 mm)
Weight (without battery) ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 5.1 oz (145 g)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the
date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN,
RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED
HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE OR PERFORMANCE OF
THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any
RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on
which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other
than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation,
shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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