Midland LXT276, LXT330, LXT335 Owner`s manual

Midland LXT276, LXT330, LXT335 Owner`s manual
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LXT276/330/335 Series
GMRS/FRS Radio
OWNER'S MANUAL
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Model LXT276/330/335 Series
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction
Important Notice, FCC Licensing
LCD Display
Controls
Battery Installation
Installing the Belt Clip
Charging the Optional Battery Pack
Low Battery Level Indicator
Operating Your Radio
Troubleshooting Guide
Use and Care
Specifications and Frequency Charts
Warranty Information
MIDLAND Family Products
Accessories
Accessories Order Form
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8 - 11
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16 - 17
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Welcome to the world of Midland electronics
Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND product.
Your 2-way radio represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech
engineering. Designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
operation, this compact package is big in performance. It is a quality
piece of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed with the finest
components. The circuitry is all solid-state and mounted on a rugged
printed circuit board. Your two-way radio is designed for reliable and
trouble-free performance for years to come.
Features
- 22 GMRS/FRS Channel
- Call Alert
- Scan Function
- Roger Beep Tone
- Silent Operation
- Keypad Lock
- Power HI/LO Settings
- Auto Squelch
- Speaker / Microphone Jacks
- Battery Life Extender
- Battery Low Indicator
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions : (1) this device does not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this radio must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, for body-worn
operation, this radio has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines
when used with Midland Radio Corp. accessories supplied or designated for this
product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF
exposure guidelines.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE, FCC LICENSE REQUIRED FOR GMRS OPERATION
The LXT276/330/335 Series operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
license. You must be licensed prior to operating on channels 1 - 7 or 15 - 22,
which comprise the GMRS channels of the LXT276/330/335 Series. Serious
penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC
rules, as stipulated in the Communications Act's Sections 501 and 502
(amended).
You will be issued a call sign by the FCC which should be used for station
identification when operating the radio on GMRS channels. You should also
cooperate by engaging in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel
interference with other GMRS users, and being prudent with the length of their
transmission time.
To obtain a license or ask questions about the license application, contact the
FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCC's website:
http://www.fcc.gov and request form 605.
Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy
Your Midland radio is designed to comply with the following national and
international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human being to radio
frequency electromagnetic energy:
- United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal
Regulations: 47 CFR part 2 sub-part J
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical &
Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE) C95. 1-1999 Edition
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) of the
United States, Report 86, 1986
- International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
1998
To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population or
uncontrolled environment exposure limits, transmit no more than 50% of the time.
The radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting.
IMPORTANT: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
MIDLAND RADIO CORP. could void your right to operate this unit. Your radio is set
up to transmit a regulated signal on an assigned frequency. It is against the law to
alter or adjust the settings inside the COMMUNICATOR to exceed those
limitations. Any adjustment to your radio must be made by qualified technicians.
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LCD DISPLAY
1
4
2
5
3
6
1. LOW BATTERY ICON – Indicates the
battery level is low.
2. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates
radio is transmitting a signal.
3. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from
1~22 on GMRS/FRS band (1~10 on
WX band).
4. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY
LOCK mode is on.
5. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates radio
is receiving a transmission.
6. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ICON –
Indicates TX Power setting (H/L)
CONTROLS
11
12
7
13
8
9
MENU
SCAN
14
15
7. PTT Button – Press and hold to transmit
voice communication.
8. CALL/LOCK Button – Press to send a
CALL Alert signal. Press and hold to turn
KEY LOCK on/off.
9. MIC – Built-in microphone.
10. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.
11. ANTENNA
12. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC/CHG. JACK
13. POWER / MENU Button – Press and
hold for at least 3 seconds to turn the
radio on/off. Press momentarily to
access Menu mode.
14. SCAN Button – Press to enter SCAN
mode.
15. UP
and DOWN
Button – Make
adjustments in MENU mode.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your LXT276/330/335 Series radio operates with either 4 AAA alkaline
batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be
removed (see below) to ease installation or removal of the batteries.
To install the batteries:
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see
diagram below) for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover
by pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the
radio.
2. Insert 4 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing
the batteries incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or
may damage the unit.
3. Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the
belt clip, making sure it locks into place.
BELT CLIP
LOCK TAB
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
Press here and
push down to open
BELT CLIP
LATCH
INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP
To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip up into the slot on the back of
the radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT
CLIP, press the LOCK TAB up, then gently pull the belt clip down
toward the bottom of the radio.
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CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK
Your LXT276/330/335 Series is equipped for using an optional
rechargeable NiMH battery pack which can be recharged by inserting
the AC adapter into the radio charge jack, or with optional desktop
charger (as described below). Initial charge time is 24 hours. Charge
time is about 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, we recommend charging the battery pack when the low battery icon comes on.
Remove the radios from the charger when the charge time expires.
To charge using a Desktop Charger:
1. Place the rechargeable battery packs in the radios.
2. Connect the AC adapter into an AC wall outlet.
3. Insert the AC adapter plug (or DC Cigarette Lighter adapter if
charging in vehicle) into the desktop charger jack.
4. Place the units into the desktop charger slot and note that the LED
indicator with RED color will light up, indicating charging function.
In order to ensure that the battery pack is fully charged, it is
recommended that the battery pack be charged for at least 12
hours with the radio turned OFF.
!
1. Only use our NiMH battery pack.
2. Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any batteries
or battery packs other than the one indicated in the manual.
This may cause leakage and damage to the radio.
3. For long term storage of the radio, turn the radio OFF and
remove the batteries from the radio.
LOW BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR
Your LXT276/330/335 Series has a LOW BATTERY ICON
which will only appear on the LCD display if the battery voltage level
is low. At this point, the battery needs to be charged for at least 12hrs.
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OPERATING YOUR RADIO
POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME
Press the POWER/MENU button for at least 3 seconds to turn the
radio on/off. During Power On, the radio will beep 3 times with
different tones, the LCD will display all icons for 1 second and the LCD
display will indicate the last channel selected.
To increase/decrease the volume level, press the / button during
RX or STANDBY mode.
TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CALL
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same
channel.
1. For maximum clarity, hold the radio 2 to 3 inches from your mouth.
2. Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a normal voice
into the microphone. The TX icon will appear continuously on the
LCD Display while transmitting.
3. To receive a call, release the PTT button. The RX icon will
appear on the display when your radio is receiving a transmission.
ABOUT RANGE
Your LXT Series radios are designed to give you maximum range
under optimum conditions.
Optimum Conditions are:
l Over water
l Open rural areas without obstructions
l Flat areas where you can see the other person
To ensure you get maximum range:
l Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries - low batteries will
cause low power conditions
l Be sure you are on a GMRS channel - FRS channels are
restricted by the FCC to low power
l Be sure to set your radio to use Hi power.
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LXT276/330/335 SERIES QUICK REFERENCE CHART
MENU
Channel
Power
Roger Beep
Silent Operation
1~22
H/L
On/Off
On/Off
SCAN
Your LXT276/330/335 Series can scan all 22 channels for activity. To
enter, quickly press the SCAN button. Repeat the same procedure to
exit. Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 22 channels and stop on
any active channel for 4 seconds before resuming scan.
When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the
scanning function will stop and remain on the active channel. To
resume scanning, quickly press the SCAN button.
CALL ALERT
Your LXT276/330/335 Series can transmit a call alert for a fixed length
of time. To send a call alert, press the CALL button. The TX icon will
appear while transmitting a call alert and a tone can be heard on the
speaker for confirmation.
KEYPAD LOCK
To avoid accidentally changing the radio setting, press the LOCK
button for 4 seconds. The KEY LOCK icon will appear on the display.
PTT and CALL will still be active. Repeat the same procedure to
unlock the keypad.
CHANNEL SELECTION (GMRS/FRS BAND)
Press the MENU button once, and then the / buttons to select one
of the 22 GMRS/FRS channels. To confirm the selection, press the
PTT button or press the MENU button again to move to the next
feature setting.
!
Note : To communicate between two LXT276/330/335 Series
radios, all radios in your group must be set to the same
channel.
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TRANSMIT (TX) POWER LEVEL SELECTION
Your LXT276/330/335 Series has 2 power level settings. To select the
power level on channels 1~7 and 15~22, press the MENU button until
a “Pr” icon will appear blinking on the display. Then press the /
buttons to select TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL icon (H: Hi/L: Lo). To
confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU button again to move to
the next feature setting.
!
Note : You cannot adjust the power setting on the FRS
channels (8~14). They are set to Low power per FCC
regulations.
ROGER BEEP (end of transmission) TONE
When the PTT button is released, the radio will beep to confirm to
other users that your transmission has finished.
To turn the ROGER BEEP tone on, press the MENU button until the
display shows an “rb” icon while on the right of the “rb” display, an
“oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons and push
the PTT key, or press MENU button to move to the next feature
setting.
To turn the ROGER BEEP tone off, press the MENU button until the
display shows an “rb” icon while on the right of the “rb” display, an
“on” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons and push
the PTT key, or press MENU button to move to the next feature
setting.
SILENT OPERATION
Your LXT276/330/335 Series has a SILENT OPERATION mode. In
this mode, all “beeps” and “tones” are disabled.
To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode on, press the MENU button
until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP”
display, an “on” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons
and push the PTT key or MENU button.
To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode off, press the MENU button
until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP”
display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons
and push the PTT key or MENU button.
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EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MICROPHONE JACK
Your LXT276/330/335 Series can be used with an optional external
speaker/microphone or headset, freeing your hands for other tasks. To
use an optional speaker / microphone or headset:
l Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks
l Place the earbud into your ear, and adjust the
mic into your desired position.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
No Power
- Check battery installation and/or replace batteries
Cannot Receive
Messages
- Confirm the radios have the same channel
settings.
- Make sure that you are within range of the other
transceivers.
- Buildings and other structures may interfere with
your communication.
(See ABOUT RANGE on Page 8)
- Make sure key lock is not on. See "Keypad Lock"
(Page 9).
- Radio might need to be reset. Turn radio off then
on.
Radio is not responding
to button presses
Display is dim
- Recharge or replace batteries.
Charger not functioning
- Contacts on the bottom of the radio may require
cleaning.
- Ensure the outlet where the charger is plugged
into is functioning properly.
- Check that the battery pack is installed in the
radio properly.
USE AND CARE
1. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio
2. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio.
3. Do not immerse the radio in water.
4. Dry the radio with dry lint-free cloth should it get wet.
5. Turn off the radio and remove the batteries during long-term
storage.
If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please
call first and speak with a service technician. Many problems can
be remedied over the phone without returning the unit for
service.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Channels
22 GMRS/FRS Channels
Operating Frequency UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz
Power Source
4 AAA Alkaline or 4.8V Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack
GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)
CH. No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
CH. Freq.
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
467.5625
CH. No
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
CH. Freq.
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
462.5500
462.5750
CH. No
17
18
19
20
21
22
CH. Freq.
462.6000
462.6250
462.6500
462.6750
462.7000
462.7250
* Channels 8~14 are low-power FRS license free channels
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without
charge, any Midland FRS/GMRS transceiver which fails due to a
defect in material or workmanship within Three Years following the
initial consumer purchase. This warranty does not apply to water
damage, battery leak or abuse.
Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of purchase, including
any antennas, chargers, or earphones. This warranty does not include
the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the product in a
vehicle or other mounting. Performance of any obligation under this
warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, prepaid
freight, along with proof of purchase to:
Midland Radio Corporation
Warranty Service Department
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights, which vary from state to state.
Note : The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in
the United States of America or any of the territories or possessions
thereof, or from a U.S. Military exchange.
Midland Radio Corporation
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
Tel: (816) 241-8500
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: www.midlandradio.com
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ACCESSORIES
Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill in
the form on the following page and mail it to our address.
AVP-6
6
-
1 Dual Desk Charger
2 Rechargeable battery packs
1 AC Adapter
1 DC Cigarette lighter adapter
- $39.99
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AVP-1
1
- 2 Over the Ear Mic.
Headsets w/ PTT
- $19.99
AVP-H
H1
- 1 Open Face Helmet
Microphone Kit
- $49.99
AVP-H
H2
- 1 Closed Face Helmet
Microphone Kit
- $49.99
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AVP-H
H3
- 2 Surveillance Headset
- $39.99
AVP-H
H4
- 2 Ear Wrap Headset
- $39.99
AVP-H
H5
- 2 Behind the Head Headset
- $39.99
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ACCESSORIES ORDER FORM
Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/MasterCard information and
mail to the address below. Please DO NOT send cash or checks.
Make Money Order to Midland Radio Corporation.
Name: _____________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
City: _____________________ State _____Zip Code _____________
Tel: ______________________ email: ___________________________
CC# _____________________ Type: __________ Exp. ____________
Qty
Item
Price
AVP-1
$19.99
AVP-6
$39.99
AVP-H1
$49.99
AVP-H2
$49.99
AVP-H3
$39.99
AVP-H4
$39.99
AVP-H5
$39.99
Sub-Total
Tax (MO, CO, IL, FL only)
S&H
Total
Mail To:
Midland Radio Corporation
Consumer Dept.
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
---------------Or Call 816.241.8500.
---------------To order online go to
www.midlandradio.com
___________
___________
_____ $14.95
(Applies to Domestic U.S. only.
For Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto
Rico S&H will be $36.25 for 1lb
and $64.25 for 2lbs or more).
Total
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MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
Call 816.241.8500
visit us at http://www.midlandradio.com
Note: Features & Specifications are subject to change without notice.
MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or omissions on its
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