ASTRO®
XTL 5000
TM
Digital Mobile Radio
W3 Control Head
User's Guide
ATTENTION!
Before using this product, read the operating instructions
for safe usage contained in the Product Safety and RF
Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio.
Volume
Control
Push-To-Talk
(PTT) Button
On/Off
Button
(T1)
6 MNO
9 WXY
5 JKL
8 TUV
4 GH I
7 PRS
0
3 DEF
2 ABC
MODE
1Q Z
VOL
HOME
Orange Programmable
Button
(T2)
Alphanumeric
Keypad
Mode Control
Side Button 3 (S3)
Side Button 2 (S2)
Side Button 1 (S1)
Display
LED
Indicator
Programmable
Button
(T3)
This radio is restricted to occupational use only to satisfy
FCC RF energy exposure requirements. Before using this
product, read the RF energy awareness information and
operating instructions in the Product Safety and RF
Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio (Motorola
Publication part number 6881095C99) to ensure
compliance with RF energy exposure limits.
Caution
!
Product Safety and RF Exposure Compliance
Quick Reference Card
ASTRO® XTL™ 5000 Digital Mobile
Radio with W3 Control Head
STATUS ANNUNCIATORS
These are small symbols that appear on the display
indicating the status of certain radio functions.
3 Press > until the display shows the desired zone, or
enter the zone number using the keypad.
4 Press O or the PTT button to save the displayed
zone as the new home zone.
2 Press V to adjust the volume.
1 Select the desired zone and mode.
Receiving
Place the microphone on hook, or press the
preprogrammed Monitor button (S1, S2, or S3).
The display shows MONITOR OFF.
Cancelling Monitoring
Take the microphone off hook, or press the
preprogrammed Monitor button (S1, S2, or S3).
The display shows MONITOR ON.
Indicates scanning of a priority mode
(flashing for Priority 1 mode; solid for
Priority 2 mode).
When solid, radio is in view mode.
When flashing, radio is in programming
mode.
When on, indicates you are talking
directly to another radio (talkaround).
When off, you are talking through a
repeater.
Programming/
View Mode
(I)
Direct (J)
When displayed, indicates the radio is
scanning.
Flashes when a Private Call, page, or
Phone Call is received.
When solid, radio is transmitting securely.
When flashing, radio is receiving securely.
When off, radio is operating in clear
mode.
Priority Scan
(H)
Scan (G)
Call Received
(F)
Secure
Operation (D)
(Secure radios
only)
Carrier Squelch Indicates carrier squelch is open to
(C)
monitor all active conventional mode
traffic. When not displayed, traffic is not
open to monitoring.
3 Press and hold the PTT button to transmit; release the
PTT button to receive.
Monitoring Conventional Modes
2 Press V to adjust the volume.
2 Press m below ZONE.
The display shows the current zone and mode.
1 Select the desired zone and mode.
Transmitting (Trunked Systems)
1 Press > until the display shows ZONE.
Selecting the Zone and Mode
3 When a mode becomes available, press and hold the
PTT button to transmit; release the PTT button to
receive.
2 Press V to adjust the volume.
1 Select the desired zone and mode.
Turning the Radio On and Off
Press the top left button (T1) to turn the radio on or off.
When the radio is powered on, the display shows XTL
5000. You will hear a high-pitched (good power-up) tone.
If your radio shows an error on power-up, contact your
system manager for assistance.
Transmitting (Conventional Modes)
BASIC OPERATION
Mode busy (clear)
(conventional modes
only)
Mode busy (encrypted)
(conventional modes
only)
Receipt of phone call,
private conversation call,
dispatcher interrupt call,
conventional selective
call, or Call Alert page
Single red
flash
Two red
flashes
Flashing
green
Normal transmission
Not transmitting
Unlit
Meaning
Steady red
LED
Condition
3 Press m below the LOW or HIGH softkey.
The radio returns to the home display.
2 Press m below PWR.
The display shows HIGH POWER or LOW POWER.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the PWR
softkey.
Selecting Transmit Power Level
5 Press O to exit status and return to the home display.
4 Press the PTT button to transmit the selected status.
3 Press < or > until the display shows the desired
status, or enter the list item’s number using the keypad.
2 Press m below STS.
The display shows the last acknowledged status.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the STS
softkey.
Status (Trunking Systems Only)
GENERAL FEATURES
Release the
PTT button to
receive
Press the PTT
button to
transmit
Action
LED INDICATIONS
3 To exit emergency call mode, press the emergency
button for a little over 1-1/2 seconds (or for the
duration specified by your system manager).
You hear a medium-pitched exit tone and the radio
returns to normal operation
2 Press the PTT button and announce your emergency.
1 Press and hold the orange top button (T2).
The red LED lights steadily. You hear a short,
medium-pitched emergency tone. The display
alternately shows EMERGENCY and the current zone
and mode names.
Sending an Emergency Call
Press and hold the emergency button before the alarm is
acknowledged.
You hear an exit tone and the radio returns to normal
operation. If the radio does not return to normal
operation, press the PTT button. The radio does NOT
sound an exit tone.
Cancelling an Emergency Alarm
Press and hold the orange top button (T2).
The radio transmits the emergency without any external
indication than an alarm is in progress.
Sending a Silent Emergency Alarm
During Failsoft operation, you hear a faint beeping tone
every ten seconds. The radio unsquelches. The display
alternately shows FAILSOFT and the current trunked
mode name.
Press and hold the orange top button (T2).
The red LED lights steadily. You hear an emergency
tone. The display alternately shows EMERGENCY and the
current zone and mode names. When the alarm is
acknowledged by the dispatcher, you hear four beeps.
The radio returns to normal operation.
2 To resume scanning the deleted mode, turn scan off
and then back on again.
1 When the radio is locked onto the mode you want to
delete, press < or > until the display shows the
NUIS softkey, Alternatively, press the preprogrammed
Nuisance Delete button.
The mode is deleted and you hear a valid key-press
chirp.
Deleting Nuisance Modes
3 Press m below ON or OFF. The display shows G.
When you select OFF, the radio stops scanning and
returns to the home display.
2 Press m below SCAN.
The display shows SCAN ON or SCAN OFF and the ON
and OFF softkeys.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the SCAN
softkey.
Turning Scan On or Off
Scanning
3 Press m below ON or OFF.
The radio saves your selection and returns to the
home display.
2 Press m below MUTE.
The display shows TONES ON or TONES OFF and the
ON and OFF softkeys.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the MUTE
softkey.
Muting Keypad Tones
Failsoft Operation (Trunked Systems Only)
Sending an Emergency Alarm
3 Press O or the preprogrammed phone button to
hang up.
The radio returns to the home display.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the VIEW
softkey.
8 Press O to exit programming mode and return to
the home display.
7 Press the preprogrammed S2 button to save your
changes.
6 Use the numeric keypad to modify the entry.
5 Press the preprogrammed list edit (S2) button.
4 Press < or > until you reach the list entry you
wish to edit, or enter the number of the item in the list
using the keypad.
3 Press m below the type of list you wish to access.
The display shows a flashing I indicator.
2 Press m below PROG until the display shows the list
softkey options (PROG, CALL, etc.).
1 Press < or > until the display shows the PROG
softkey.
Programming a List
5 Press O or the PTT button to exit the list.
The radio returns to the home display.
4 Press > to scroll through the list entries.
3 Press m below SCAN or PHON.
3 Proceed to step 1 of “Transmit a Phone Call.”
If you hear a dial tone, this indicates access was
successful.
Trunked Telephone Operation: The display shows NO
PHONE; you hear a low-pitched tone which indicates
the radio is out-of-range or interconnect is not in
service. If the display shows PHONE BUSY,
interconnect is in use; the radio will re-dial the
number when interconnect is available.
With immediate access, the display shows PLEASE
WAIT; otherwise, press the PTT button.
2 Press m below PHON.
The display shows the last phone number dialed.
1 Press < or > (or the preprogrammed button)
until the display shows the PHON softkey.
Calling the Last Number Dialed
2 Press the PTT button to talk; release it to listen.
Viewing a Scan or Phone List
2 Press m below VIEW until the display shows the
SCAN or PHON softkey.
1 Press the programmed phone or call-response
button.
The F annunciator disappears from the display.
5 Proceed to step 1 of “Transmit a Phone Call.”
If you hear a dial tone, this indicates access was
successful. The display shows the last phone number
dialed.
Trunked Telephone Operation: The display shows NO
PHONE; you hear a low-pitched tone which indicates
the radio is out-of-range or interconnect is not in
service. The display shows PHONE BUSY indicating
interconnect is in use; the radio will re-dial the number
when interconnect becomes available.
4 Press the PTT button. The display shows PLEASE
WAIT. If you do not hear a dial tone, press O to hang
up and return to Step 1.
To make a delayed-access call to a number at a
location in the phone list:
Press < or > to enter the phone list. Then press
a location from 1 to 19 corresponding to the number
you wish to call. The display alternately shows the
name and phone number associated with the entry.
OR
To make a delayed-access call to a number in the
phone list:
Press < or > to enter the phone list. The display
alternately shows the name and phone number
associated with the entry.
3 Use the numeric keypad to enter the desired phone
number.
2 Press m below PHON. The display shows the last
phone number dialed.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the PHON
softkey, or press the preprogrammed phone button.
Answering a Telephone Call
You hear a telephone-like ringing sound. The display
alternately shows PHONE CALL and the current mode
name. The display shows a flashing F.
Making Delayed-Access Calls
Telephone Operation
2 To resume scanning the Priority 2 mode, turn scan off
and then on again.
1 Press the preprogrammed Dynamic Priority button
with the radio locked onto the Priority 2 mode. (The
Priority 1 mode cannot be modified.)
You hear a valid key-press chirp.
Dynamic Priority Change (Conventional Operation
Only)
2 Press m below PHON.
The display shows the last phone number dialed.
1 Press > until the display shows the PHON softkey, or
press the preprogrammed phone button.
Making Manual-Access Calls
4 Proceed to step 1 of “Transmit a Phone Call.”
A dial tone means access is successful.
Trunked Telephone Operation: NO PHONE displayed
with a low-pitched tone means radio is out-of-range
or interconnect is not in service. PHONE BUSY
displayed means interconnect is in use; when
interconnect is available, number will be re-dialed.
To make a delayed-access call to a number using the
phone list:
Press < or > to enter the phone list. The display
alternately shows the name and phone number
associated with the entry.
OR
To make a delayed-access call to a number at a
location in the phone list:
Press < or > to enter the phone list. Press a
location from 1 to 19 of the number you wish to call.
The display alternately shows the name and phone
number associated with the entry.
3 Use the numeric keypad to modify the phone number.
2 Press m below PHON.
The display shows PLEASE WAIT.
If you hear a dial tone, this indicates access was
successful. The display shows the last phone number
dialed.
If you do not hear a dial tone, press O to hang up.
Return to Step 1.
1 Press < or > until the display shows the PHON
softkey, or press the preprogrammed phone button.
Making Immediate-Access Calls
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL (or PAGE
for Call Alert) softkey.
Calling or Paging the Last ID Number Transmitted or
Received
Private Conversation™ II, Enhanced Private
Conversation™, and Call Alert
4 Press O to return to the home display.
3 Press > (or * if so programmed) to display MY ID:
and the ID number.
2 Press m below CALL.
The display shows RECEIVED ID, or the ID number
(Private Conversation II).
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL softkey.
Displaying the ID Number
TRUNKING FEATURES
3 Press O or the preprogrammed phone button to
send the hang-up code.
The radio returns to the home display.
2 If the other party answers, press the PTT button
again to talk; release it to listen.
1 Press the PTT button to send the phone number.
5 Proceed to step 1 of “Send a Private Conversation
Call” or “Send a Call Alert Page.”
4 Press < or > to scroll to the desired member of
the list.
3 Press < or > to enter the call list, or press m
below LIST.
2 Press m below CALL or PAGE (or use the quickresponse button).
The display shows the last ID transmitted or received.
In the case of private call, the display shows
RECEIVED ID, or the ID number (Private
Conversation II).
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL (or PAGE
for Call Alert) softkey.
Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List
4 Proceed to step 1 of “Send a Private Conversation
Call” or “Send a Call Alert Page.”
3 Use the numeric keypad (0 to 9 keys) to enter the
new ID number.
2 Press m below CALL or PAGE (or use the quickresponse button).
The display shows the last ID transmitted or received.
In the case of private call, the display shows
RECEIVED ID, or the ID number (Private
Conversation II).
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL (or PAGE
for Call Alert) softkey.
Directly Entering the ID Number to be Called or Paged
3 Proceed to step 1 of “Send a Private Conversation
Call” or “Send a Call Alert Page.”
4 Proceed to step 1 of “Transmit a Phone Call.”
Transmitting a Phone Call
2 Press m below CALL or PAGE (or use the quickresponse button). The display shows the last ID
transmitted or received. In the case of private call, the
display shows RECEIVED ID, or the ID number
(Private Conversation II).
3 Use the numeric keypad to enter the phone access
code.
You hear a dial tone.
If you do not hear a dial tone, press O to hang up.
Use the keypad to change the phone number.
3 Press O to hang up.
The radio returns to the home display.
2 Press O to exit private call, or press the PTT button
to speak.
1 Press the PTT button to transmit the displayed ID
number.
If the radio you are calling is not in service, the display
shows NO ACKNOWLEDGE. If the other party does not
answer within 20 seconds, the display shows NO
ANSWER.
When a call alert page is received, the display alternately
shows PAGE RECEIVED and the current mode name. The
the F annunciator and the green LED flash. You hear a
four-beep tone.
Answering a Call Alert Page
4 Press O, m below CALL, or the preprogrammed
call response button to hang up.
The radio saves the caller’s ID number and returns to
the home display.
3 Press the PTT button to answer the call.
If you hear a busy tone, the system is busy.
2 Press the call response button again, or press the
m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number transmitted or
received. In the case of private call, the display
shows RECEIVED ID, or the ID number (Private
Conversation II).
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL softkey,
or press the preprogrammed call response button.
6 Proceed to step 1 of “Send a Private Conversation
Call” or “Send a Call Alert Page.”
Sending a Private Conversation Call
When a private call is received, the display alternately
shows CALL RECEIVED and the current mode name. The
the F annunciator and the green LED flash. You hear
two alert tones.
Answering a Private (and Enhanced Private)
Conversation Call
2 Press the PTT button to try again, or press O to
hang up.
If the radio you called has received your page, you
will hear five beeps. The radio returns to the home
display.
1 Press the PTT button to transmit the displayed ID
number.
If the radio you are paging cannot be reached, you
hear only one beep.
Sending a Call Alert Page
5 Press the 0 to 9 keys to enter the location number.
The display alternately shows the name and ID
number associated with the entry. If there are 10 or
more list entries, the display shows ID LOC#X_.
Use the numeric keypad again to enter the second
digit of the location number.
4 Press < or > to scroll to the desired list entry.
3 Press < or > to enter the call list.
2 Press m below CALL or PAGE (or use the
preprogrammed quick-response button).
The display shows the last ID transmitted or received.
In the case of private call, the display shows
RECEIVED ID, or the ID number (Private
Conversation II).
1 Press > until the display shows the CALL (PAGE for
Call Alert) softkey.
Going Directly to an ID Number in the Call List
3 Press m button LOCK or UNLK. The radio saves the
new setting and returns to the home display.
2 Press m below SITE. The display shows the
current lock state, and the LOCK and UNLK softkeys.
1 Press > until the display shows SITE.
Locking and Unlocking a Site
2 Press and hold down the search button while the
radio scans for a new site.
The radio returns to the home display.
1 Press the search button momentarily.
The display shows the number of the site if the radio
is locked (or SCANNING SITE if the radio is scanning).
Viewing the Current Site and Forcing a Site Change
Automatic Multiple Site Selection (AMSS)
3 Proceed to step 1 of “Send a Private Conversation
Call.”
a. Press > or the preprogrammed call or call
response button until the display shows CALL.
b. Press m below CALL.
The display shows the ID of the paging radio.
If you want to respond to the page with a Private Call:
OR
2 Press the PTT button to talk, release to listen.
Everyone who belongs to the talkgroup will hear your
transmission.
1 Press the PTT button to answer the page.
The display shows the current mode. The LED, alert
tone, and F turn off. The ID is saved as the last ID
number received.
Time-out timer timed
out. Transmission was
terminated.
Invalid mode. An invalid
or unprogrammed
operation.
Transmit inhibit on busy
mode. Pressed PTT
button while mode was
busy.
Transmit on receiveonly mode. Pressed
PTT button on receiveonly mode.
Release PTT
button.
Release PTT
button.
Group of four
mediumpitched tones
every five
seconds
Group of
three
mediumpitched (di-didit) tones
Group of two
mediumpitched tones
Call Alert (page)
received.
Call back (trunked
systems only). A
talkgroup is now
available.
Private Conversation
call or conventional
selective call received.
Your page has been
received by the target
radio.
Pressed emergency
button to enter
emergency. Emergency
entered.
Continuous,
low-pitched
tone
Trunked system busy
(trunked systems only).
Radio is in queue.
Successful power-up.
Radio passed self-test.
Action
Okay to
transmit in that
talkgroup.
Waiting for
next
available
mode.
Phone busy. All modes Waiting for
busy. Radio is in queue. next
available line.
Failsoft (trunked
systems only).
Valid (good) key press.
A key press was
accepted.
Single,
mediumpitched tones
followed by
group of four
mediumpitched tones
“Bah-bahbah-bah”
Time-out timer warning.
Transmission time will
expire in four seconds.
Short, highpitched tone
Short,
mediumpitched tone
Faint beeping
tone every 10
seconds
Invalid (bad) key press.
A key press was
rejected.
Emergency alarm/call
exit. Exiting.
Indication
Type of Tone
Action
Continuous,
mediumpitched tone
Indication
Unsuccessful power-up. Contact your
Radio failed self-test.
service
Radio not ready for use. representative.
Type of Tone
Short, lowpitched tone
ALERT TONES (Continued)
ALERT TONES
Indication
Encrypted operation
problem. PTT button
not being pressed.
Six mediumpitched tones
every five to ten
seconds
Consecutive,
Loss of encryption key
medium-pitched during secure
tones
operation.
Encrypted operation
problem. Radio is set
to either clear or
secure.
Reload key.
Set radio to
“clear,” or
select a clear
mode, or
reload key.
Reload key.
Set radio to
“clear,” or
select a clear
mode, or
reload key.
Keyfail. Radio set in
secure position. PTT is
being pressed.
Six mediumpitched tones
(continuous)
Six mediumpitched tones
on radio powerup
Reload key.
Action
Keyfail. Encryption key
lost or erased.
Indicates clear
transmission on
secure-equipped radio.
Six mediumpitched tones
One beep
immediately
after PTT button
press
Type of Tone
ALERT TONES (SECURE-EQUIPPED
RADIOS ONLY)
ASTRO® XTL™ 5000
Digital Mobile Radio
with
W3 Control Head
User’s Guide
6881096C67-C
This declaration is applicable to your radio only if your radio is labeled
with the FCC logo shown below.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC CFR 47 Part 2 Section 2.1077(a)
Responsible Party
Name: Motorola, Inc.
Address: 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33322 USA
Phone Number: 1-888-567-7347
Hereby declares that the product:
Model Name: XTL 5000
conforms to the following regulations:
FCC Part 15, subpart B, section 15.107(a), 15.107(d) and section 15.109(a)
Class B Digital Device
As a personal computer peripheral, 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.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply 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 communications.
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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
ii
Product Safety and RF Exposure Compliance
Before using this product, read the operating instructions for safe
usage contained in the Product Safety and RF Exposure booklet
C a u t i o n enclosed with your radio.
!
ATTENTION!
This radio is restricted to occupational use only to satisfy FCC RF energy
exposure requirements. Before using this product, read the RF energy
awareness information and operating instructions in the Product Safety and RF
Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio (Motorola Publication part number
6881095C99) to ensure compliance with RF energy exposure limits.
Computer Software Copyrights
The Motorola products described in this manual may include copyrighted Motorola
computer programs stored in semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the
United States and other countries preserve for Motorola certain exclusive rights for
copyrighted computer programs, including, but not limited to, the exclusive right to copy
or reproduce in any form the copyrighted computer program. Accordingly, any
copyrighted Motorola computer programs contained in the Motorola products described
in this manual may not be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse-engineered, or
distributed in any manner without the express written permission of Motorola.
Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either
directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the copyrights,
patents or patent applications of Motorola, except for the normal non-exclusive license
to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.
Documentation Copyrights
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without the express written permission of Motorola. No part of this manual may be
reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, for any purpose without the express written permission of Motorola.
Disclaimer
The information in this document is carefully examined, and is believed to be entirely
reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies. Furthermore, Motorola
reserves the right to make changes to any products herein to improve readability,
function, or design. Motorola does not assume any liability arising out of the
applications or use of any product or circuit described herein; nor does it cover any
license under its patent rights, nor the rights of others.
Patent Disclosure
This product is covered by one or more of the following United States patents:
4,512,035 4,551,856 4,653,117 4,816,774 4,829,594 4,837,853 4,864,2524,885,550
4,914,321 4,918,403 4,959,617 4,975,650 4,994,768 5,006,7305,021,754 5,079,526
MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, ASTRO, SmartZone, and FLASHport are registered
in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the
property of their respective owners. P25 radios contain technology patented by Digital
Voice Systems, Inc.
© Motorola, Inc. 2004. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. 8/04.
ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W3 Control Head
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Notations Used in This Manual
Throughout the text in this publication, you will notice the use of WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS, and Notes. These notations are used to emphasize that safety
hazards exist, and care that must be taken or observed.
!
WARNING
WARNING: An operational procedure, practice, or other
condition, which might result in injury or death if not carefully
observed.
!
CAUTION
CAUTION: An operational procedure, practice, or other
condition, which might result in damage to the equipment if not
carefully observed.
Note:
Note: An operational procedure, practice, or other condition,
which is essential to emphasize.
The following special notations identify certain items:
Example
Description
Light button or >
Buttons and keys are shown in bold print or as a key
symbol.
The special display font is used to show information in
the display.
PHONE
iv
Menu items (softkeys) are similar to the way they
appear on the radio’s display.
Contents
Declaration of Conformity .................................................................. ii
Computer Software Copyrights .........................................................iii
Documentation Copyrights ................................................................iii
Disclaimer .........................................................................................iii
Patent Disclosure ..............................................................................iii
Notations Used in This Manual ........................................................ iv
Getting to Know Your Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Major Radio Components ................................................................. 2
The XTL 5000 Radio .................................................................. 2
The W3 Control Head ................................................................. 2
Using Your Radio: The Basics .......................................................... 4
Turning Your Radio On or Off ..................................................... 4
Adjusting the Volume .................................................................. 5
Turning the Display/Keypad Light On or Off ............................... 5
Browsing Through Menus (Softkeys) ......................................... 5
Entering Softkey Menus ............................................................. 6
Returning to the HOME Display ................................................. 7
Interpreting Radio Status Indicators ........................................... 7
Entering Characters Using the Keypad .................................... 13
Basic Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Monitoring Conventional Modes ..................................................... 16
Selecting a Zone and Mode (Channel) ........................................... 17
Receiving on a Conventional Mode ................................................ 18
Changing the Squelch Setting ........................................................ 19
Receiving on Trunked Systems ...................................................... 20
Transmitting on Conventional Modes .............................................. 21
Transmitting on Trunked Systems ................................................... 22
Time-Out Timer ............................................................................... 23
Common Radio Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Sending a Status Call (Trunking Only) ............................................ 26
Selecting Transmit Power Level ...................................................... 28
Conventional Squelch Options ........................................................ 29
Analog Squelch Options ........................................................... 29
Digital Squelch Options ............................................................ 29
Sending an Emergency Alarm ........................................................ 30
Sending a Silent Emergency Alarm .......................................... 31
Sending an Emergency Call ..................................................... 32
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Muting and Unmuting the Keypad Tones .........................................34
Types of Scan ..................................................................................35
Turning Scan On or Off .............................................................37
Viewing a Scan List ...................................................................38
Programming a Scan List ..........................................................39
Deleting Nuisance Modes .........................................................41
PTT-ID (Optional) ............................................................................42
Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List ................................................43
Telephone Operation (Conventional and Trunking) .........................44
Answering a Telephone Call .....................................................44
Selecting a Phone Number to Call ............................................45
Initiating a Telephone Call ........................................................47
Call Alert (Conventional and Trunking) ............................................49
Paging the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received ...............49
Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Paged ..........................50
Scrolling to an ID Number in the Page List ...............................51
Going Directly to an ID Number in the Page List ......................52
Sending a Call Alert Page .........................................................54
Answering a Call Alert Page .....................................................55
Programming a Page, Call, or Phone List Number .........................57
Programming a Page, Call, or Phone List Name .............................60
Optional External Alarms (Horn and/or Lights) ................................63
Turning External Alarm(s) On ...................................................63
Changing or Turning Off the Selected Alarm(s) ........................64
When a Call Is Received While Alarms Are Turned On ............65
Conventional Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Repeater/Direct Operation ...............................................................67
Smart PTT .......................................................................................68
Talkgroup Calls ................................................................................69
Selecting a Talkgroup ...............................................................69
Selective Calls .................................................................................71
Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received ...............71
Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Called ...........................72
Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List .................................73
Going Directly to an ID Number in the Call List .........................74
Starting a Selective Call ............................................................76
Answering a Selective Call .......................................................77
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Trunking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Features Used on Trunking Systems .............................................. 79
Viewing Your Radio’s ID Number .................................................... 80
Enhanced Private Conversation ..................................................... 81
Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received .............. 81
Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Called .......................... 82
Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List ................................. 83
Going Directly to an ID Number in the Call List ........................ 84
Starting a Private Conversation Call ......................................... 86
Answering an Enhanced Private Conversation Call ................. 87
Dynamic Regrouping ...................................................................... 89
Electronic (Menu) Mode Selection ............................................ 89
Selecting Enable and Disable ................................................... 89
Reprogramming Request ......................................................... 90
SmartZone Operation ..................................................................... 91
Locking/Unlocking a Site .......................................................... 91
Searching for a Site .................................................................. 93
Site Trunking ............................................................................ 94
Failsoft ...................................................................................... 94
Out-of-Range Indication .................................................................. 95
Secure Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Features Available on Secure XTL 5000 ........................................ 97
Transmitting in Secure and Clear Modes ........................................ 98
Selecting an Index (Conventional Only) .......................................... 99
Selecting a Key (Conventional Only) ............................................ 100
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Antennas ....................................................................................... 103
Bull Horns for Siren and Public Address ....................................... 104
Cables ........................................................................................... 104
Microphones ................................................................................. 105
Miscellaneous ............................................................................... 105
Remote Mounting Kits ................................................................... 106
Speakers ....................................................................................... 106
Trunnion Kits ................................................................................. 106
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the
VHF Frequency Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Special Channel Assignments .......................................................107
Emergency Channel ...............................................................107
Non-Commercial Call Channel ...............................................108
Operating Frequency Requirements .............................................108
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Commercial Warranty and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Limited Warranty ........................................................................... 115
Service ........................................................................................... 119
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
W3 Control Head Foldout Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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Motorola XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radios are sophisticated, state-ofthe-art, communication units, pioneering the latest technology in radio
electronics. Intelligent and flexible software increases the radio's
capability, and permits many of the radio’s features to be customized
for your specific needs.
HOME
VOL
1QZ
2ABC
4GHI
3DEF
5JKL
7PRS
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The XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio can operate in the following
frequency ranges:
VHF
UHF
700/800 MHz
136-174 MHz
380-470 MHz
762-776 MHz
450-520 MHz
794-806 MHz
806-825 MHz
851-870 MHz
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Major Radio Components
Your radio has two major components: the radio unit installed in your
vehicle and the control head that is used to activate various radio
features. You may also have radio accessories installed based on the
specific configuration of your radio.
This user guide describes how to use your radio and its control head.
The foldout page inside the back cover of this guide contains an
illustration of the W3 control head showing all the controls and
programmable buttons situated on the control head. Keep this foldout
open as a reference as you review the procedures in this user guide.
The XTL 5000 Radio
The XTL 5000 radio unit contains a receiver, a transmitter, and
associated internal circuitry. The radio is programmed by your system
manager to meet your specific needs and/or those of your workgroup.
The W3 Control Head
The W3 control head that came with your XTL 5000 radio has the
following features (refer to the foldout at the back of this user guide):
• On/Off Button (T1): Used to turn the radio on or off (see
page 4).
• Two-line, 14-character-per-line, liquid-crystal display
(LCD): Shows alphanumeric messages or feature information
as you use your radio. Also displays status annunciators above
the character lines, indicating the status of certain radio
functions (see page 7).
• Full Keypad: Features 20 keys and used to enter menus, scroll
through a list of displayed options, and enter data.
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The first row contains three dedicated menu-select buttons
(see page 6).
The second row contains the left scroll key <, the HOME key
O, and the right scroll key >.
The third row has two rocker switches: the VOL rocker button
(V) which is used to adjust the volume level up or down, and the
MODE rocker button (M) which is used to scroll up or down
through the list of available modes.
A set of standard 3 x 4 telephone keys complete the keypad.
• PTT button: Pressed to transmit on the displayed mode and
released to receive.
• LED indicator: Green/red light-emitting diode that indicates
radio status as you operate various features (see page 9).
• Programmable buttons: Five buttons that can be customprogrammed by your system manager. These are:
Orange Programmable Button (T2)
Programmed at the factory to activate the Emergency feature.
Programmable Button (T3)
Programmable Side Button 1 (S1)
Programmable Side Button 2 (S2)
Programmable Side Button 3 (S3)
Check with your system manager for information on how these
buttons have been programmed. Use the foldout at the back of
this manual to record the functions that have been programmed
to each button.
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Using Your Radio: The Basics
This subsection gives you the basic knowledge you need in order to
use your radio. The following topics are covered:
• Turning Your Radio On or Off (page 4)
• Adjusting the Volume (page 5)
• Turning the Display/keypad Light On or Off (page 5)
• Browsing Through Menu Options or Softkeys (page 5)
• Entering Softkey Menus (page 6)
• Returning to the HOME Display (page 7)
• Interpreting Radio Status Indicators (page 7)
• Entering Characters Using the Keypad (page 13)
Turning Your Radio On or Off
To turn your radio on or off:
Press the top left button on the control head (T1).
The display shows XTL 5000. You hear a high-pitched tone
indicating the radio has passed a self-check.
If the display shows ERROR XX/XX (where XX/XX is an
alphanumeric code) and you hear a low-pitched tone, the radio
has failed the self-test.
Do the following:
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1
Press the top left button (T1) to turn the radio off.
2
Make sure the power source is not malfunctioning.
3
Press T1 to turn the radio on again.
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If the radio fails the self-test again, contact your system
manager.
Adjusting the Volume
To adjust the volume to a comfortable level:
Press the Volume rocker button (V) up or down until the desired
volume level is reached.
Turning the Display/Keypad Light On or Off
The display light is useful when you need to read the information on
the display and locate keys on the keypad in less than optimal lighting
conditions (for example, during night time).
To toggle the display and keypad light on or off:
Press the preprogrammed light button. (The default is Side
Button 1.)
The Control Head ships from the factory with the backlighting set to
ON.
Browsing Through Menus (Softkeys)
Softkeys are menu items that appear on the bottom row of the control
head’s display. These menu items are software-activated and enable
you to access many of the radio’s features without having to activate
dedicated mechanical controls. Each menu item has a four-digit alpha
label (for example, MUTE and VIEW).
To browse through available softkey options and lists:
Press the < and > scroll key as appropriate.
If you scroll continuously in one direction, the display will wrap around
to the beginning of the list. To scroll faster, hold down the desired
scroll key.
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Entering Softkey Menus
To access a menu item:
Press the menu-select button (m) immediately below the
softkey you wish to access.
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Returning to the HOME Display
In most cases, the home display is your radio’s dispatch state, that is,
the default channel and zone that your radio operates on. To return to
the Home display at any time:
Press the O key for at least one second.
Note: The default channel and zone are programmed by your
system manager.
Interpreting Radio Status Indicators
Your radio has three types of status indicators:
• Status annunciators that appear on the display
• LED indicators
• Alert tones
Status Annunciators
These are small symbols that appear on the display above the
channel name indicating status as you operate various radio features.
Annunciator
C
Indicates...
Carrier Squelch (Conventional mode only)
All active traffic on the selected channel in being
monitored during conventional operation.
When not displayed, traffic is not open to monitoring.
D
Secure Operation only
When lit solid, radio is transmitting in secure mode.
When flashing, radio is receiving in secure mode.
When off, radio is operating in clear mode.
F
Call Received
Flashes when a Private Call, Phone Call or page is
received.
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Annunciator
G
Indicates...
Scan
The radio is scanning a preprogrammed list of channels/
modes for activity.
H
(Flashing Dot)
H
(Steady Dot)
I
Priority 1 Channel Scan
The channel assigned as the Priority 1 channel is being
scanned for activity.
Priority 2 Channel Scan
The channel assigned as the Priority 2 channel is being
scanned for activity.
View/Programming Mode
When solid, radio is in list view mode.
When flashing, radio is in list programming mode.
J
Direct/Talkaround (Conventional operation only)
When on, indicates you are talking directly to another
radio.
When off, you are talking through a repeater.
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LED Indications
The LED indicator on the front of the W3 control head indicates
operational status as you use various features:
LED State
Indicates...
Continuous red when you press
PTT button to transmit
Normal transmission
Unlit when you press PTT button
to transmit
Not transmitting
Single red blink when you release
PTT button to receive
Mode busy (conventional clear)
Two red blinks when you release
PTT button to receive
Mode busy (conventional encrypted)
Blinking green when you release
PTT button to receive
Receipt of phone call, Private
Conversation call, dispatcher
interrupt call, conventional selective
call, or Call Alert page
Alert Tones
Your radio uses alert tones to inform you of radio conditions.
Type of Tone
Short, lowpitched tone
Indicates...
Unsuccessful power-up. Radio
failed self-test. Radio not ready
for use.
Action
Contact your
service
representative.
Invalid (bad) key press. A key
press was rejected.
Time-out timer warning.
Transmission time will expire in
four seconds.
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Type of Tone
Short, mediumpitched tone
Indicates...
Action
Valid (good) key press. A key
press was accepted.
Pressed emergency button to
enter emergency. Emergency
entered.
Short, highpitched tone
Successful power-up. Radio
passed self-test.
Continuous, lowpitched tone
Transmit on receive-only mode.
Pressed PTT button on receiveonly mode.
Release PTT
button.
Transmit inhibit on busy mode.
Pressed PTT button while mode is
busy.
Invalid mode. An invalid or
unprogrammed operation.
Time-out timer timed out.
Transmission terminated.
Continuous,
medium-pitched
tone
Emergency alarm/call exit.
Exiting.
Faint beeping
tone every ten
seconds (trunked
systems only)
Failsoft.
“Bah-bah-bahbah” (trunked
systems only)
Trunked system busy. Radio is in
queue.
Single, mediumpitched tones
followed by group
of four mediumpitched tones
Your page has been received by
the target radio.
10
Release PTT
button.
Waiting for next
available mode.
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Type of Tone
Indicates...
Group of two
medium-pitched
tones
Private Conversation call
received.
Group of three
medium-pitched
(di-di-dit) tones
(trunked systems
only)
Call back. A talkgroup is now
available.
Group of four
medium-pitched
tones every five
seconds
Call Alert (page) received by your
radio.
Short, mediumpitched tone
(trunking only)
Echo received in response to
emergency alarms.
Four short,
medium-pitched
tones
Emergency alarm
acknowledged.
Continuous, lowpitched tone
No Emergency. Current trunking
personality or
conventional system does not
have emergency enabled. No
emergency tone.
Group of two
high-pitched
tones
Fast ring in Private call.
System is searching for target
radio.
Action
Okay to transmit
in that talkgroup.
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Alert Tones (Secure-Equipped Radios Only)
Your secure-equipped radio uses alert tones to let you know the
condition of security features.
Type of Tone
Indication
One beep
immediately after
PTT button press
Indicates clear transmission on
secure-equipped radio.
Six mediumpitched tones
Keyfail. Encryption key lost or
erased.
Reload key.
Six mediumpitched tones
(continuous)
Keyfail. Radio set in secure
position. PTT is being pressed.
Set radio to clear,
or select a clear
mode, or reload
key.
Six mediumpitched tones on
radio power-up
Encrypted operation problem.
Radio is set to either clear or
secure.
Reload key.
Six mediumpitched tones
every five to ten
seconds
Encrypted operation problem.
PTT button not being pressed.
Set radio to clear,
or select a clear
mode, or reload
key.
Consecutive,
medium-pitched
tones
Loss of encryption key during
secure operation.
Reload key.
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Entering Characters Using the Keypad
Your XTL 5000 radio accepts input through the keypad in the form of
numeric or alphanumeric strings. You may use manual keypad entry
to select a status or a mode, to program a list, or to dial a phone
number.
For instance, when you access the Status function using the STS
softkey, the display shows the last successfully acknowledged status
first. If you would like to send a different status message, you can
scroll to the entry or, in the case of long lists, use the keypad to enter
a number corresponding to its numeric location in the list. If you wish
to access the twelfth status entry in the list, for example, you can
press 1 and then 2, and press the PTT button to transmit that status.
This concludes an introduction on operating your XTL 5000 radio.
You can now begin familiarizing yourself with using your radio to
perform basic procedures such as transmitting and receiving. These
are covered in the following chapter.
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Notes
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Basic Radio Operation
This section describes how to perform the following basic radio
procedures:
• Monitoring Conventional Modes (page 16)
• Selecting a Zone and Mode (page 17)
• Receiving on Conventional Modes (page 18)
• Changing the Squelch Setting (page 19)
• Receiving on Trunked Systems (page 20)
• Transmitting on Conventional Modes (page 21)
• Transmitting on Trunked Systems (page 22)
Use the foldout at the back of this user guide as a reference when
you review these procedures.
The section also has information on the following feature:
• Time-Out Timer or TOT (page 23)
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Monitoring Conventional Modes
To monitor conventional modes, do the following:
Take the microphone off the radio’s hook.
OR
Press the preprogrammed Monitor button
(S1, S2, S3, T2, or T3 as appropriate.)
The display shows MONITOR ON indicating
that the squelch circuit has been opened,
allowing you to monitor all of the traffic on
the channel.
To cancel monitoring:
Place the microphone on the radio’s hook.
OR
Press the preprogrammed Monitor button
(S1, S2, S3, T2, or T3 as appropriate.)
The display shows MONITOR OFF.
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Selecting a Zone and Mode (Channel)
A channel is a group of radio characteristics such as transmit/receive
frequency pairs stored in your radio. A zone is a grouping of
channels. A mode is a combination of zones and channels. Your radio
is programmed by your system manager to have channels and zones
that you need to perform your day-to-day operations.
When your radio powers up, it defaults to the home mode and zone,
the zone that you transmit and receive on. At times, you may need to
select a different zone or channel to transmit or receive on, as follows:
1
Press the > button to scroll to the ZONE
softkey.
2
Press the m button below ZONE.
The display shows the current zone and
mode.
3
Press > or < until the desired zone is
displayed.
OR
If you know the zone number, enter it using
the keypad.
4
Press the O or PTT button to save the displayed zone as the
new home (default) zone.
The zone name stops flashing once it is saved.
5
Press the PTT button to begin transmitting on the displayed
zone.
6
To select a particular mode within a zone, press the M button
until the desired mode is displayed.
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Receiving on a Conventional Mode
Follow these steps to receive on a conventional mode:
1
Select a desired zone and mode (see page 17).
2
When you hear a transmission, use the V rocker switch to adjust
the volume to a comfortable listening level if necessary.
Your radio is now set to receive on the selected mode.
Note: If the mode is busy when you radio is receiving a clear
signal, the red LED blinks once.
If the mode is busy when your radio is receiving an
encrypted signal, the red LED blinks twice.
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Changing the Squelch Setting
Your radio’s ability to transmit and receive signals varies as you move
away from or close to your base station. You can adjust your radio’s
squelch to improve its ability to receive transmissions.
Follow these steps to change the squelch setting:
1
Press and hold the preprogrammed Monitor button (S1, S2, S3,
T2, or T3 as appropriate).
2
Press the < or > button to scroll to the desired squelch
setting.
3
Press the O button.
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Receiving on Trunked Systems
Follow these steps to receive while operating on a trunked system:
1
Select a desired zone and mode (see page 17).
2
When you hear a transmission, use the V rocker switch to adjust
the volume to a comfortable listening level if necessary.
Your radio is now set to receive on the selected mode.
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Transmitting on Conventional Modes
Follow these steps to transmit on a conventional mode:
1
Select a desired zone and mode (see page 17).
When you hear a transmission, use the V rocker switch to adjust
the volume to a comfortable listening level if necessary.
2
When a mode becomes available, press and hold the PTT
button to transmit. Speak clearly into the microphone.
The red LED lights steadily when the radio is transmitting.
3
Release the PTT button to receive.
Note: If you try to transmit on a receive-only mode, you will hear a
continuous low-pitched (“invalid mode”) tone.
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Transmitting on Trunked Systems
Follow these steps to transmit on a trunked system:
1
Select a desired zone and mode (see page 17).
Note: If no secure voice modes are available
for a transmission, the display shows NO
SECURE. You must switch to a clear
mode or wait until a secure voice
channel is available before you can
transmit.
When you hear a transmission, use the V rocker switch to adjust
the volume to a comfortable listening level if necessary.
2
Press and hold the PTT button to transmit.
Speak clearly into the microphone.
The red LED lights steadily when the radio is transmitting.
3
Release the PTT button to receive.
Notes: If you hear a busy (“bah-bah-bah-bah”) signal, release the
PTT button. You hear a “di-di-dit” (“call-back”) tone. You
have three seconds to transmit before you hear another
busy signal.
If transmission is not possible for some reason, you hear a
continuous, low-pitched (“talk prohibit”) tone. Your radio may
be out of range.
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Time-Out Timer
This feature limits the amount of time you can continuously transmit.
Your system manager can program the timer for up to 465 seconds at
15-second intervals. XTL 5000 radios are programmed at the factory
to time-out after 60 seconds.
Notes: You hear a low-pitched alert tone four seconds before your
transmission to about to expire.
If you hold down the PTT button longer than the programmed
time, you hear a continuous, low-pitched tone. This tone
ceases to sound when you release the PTT button.
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Notes
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Common Radio Features
This section contains information and procedures associated with
various features that may have been enabled in your radio by your
system manager.
The following information is covered in this section:
• Conventional Squelch Options(page 29)
• Types of Scan (page 35)
• PTT-ID (page 42)
The following procedures are covered in this section:
• Sending a status call (trunking systems only) (page 26)
• Selecting the transmit power level (page 28)
• Sending an emergency alarm (page 30)
• Sending a silent emergency alarm (page 31)
• Sending an emergency call (page 32)
• Muting and unmuting keypad tones (page 34)
• Turning scanning on or off (page 37)
• Viewing a scan list (page 38)
• Programming a scan list (page 39)
• Deleting nuisance modes from the scan list (page 41)
• Viewing a page, call, or phone list (page 43)
• Telephone operation (page 44)
• Call Alert (page 49)
• Programming a page, call, or phone list number (page 57)
• Programming a page, call, or phone list name (page 60)
• Optional external alarms (horn and/or lights) (page 63)
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Sending a Status Call (Trunking Only)
A Status Call is a text message sent to the dispatcher informing him
or her of your situation. It does not involve a voice transmission. The
status call feature is available on both conventional and trunked
systems. For example, a status call might indicate to the dispatcher
that you are ENROUTE or AT SITE.
Status names are field-programmable. In trunking modes, each radio
can have up to eight separate statuses.
Follow these steps to send a status call to your dispatcher:
1
Press the < or > button to scroll to
STS.
OR
Press the preprogrammed Status button
(S1, S2, S3, T2, or T3 as appropriate)
and proceed to step 4.
2
Press the m button below STS.
The display shows the last acknowledged status entry or the
first status entry in the list.
3
Press the < or > button to scroll
through the available status choices.
Stop scrolling when you reach the
desired status (for example, STATUS 3).
4
Press the PTT button to transmit the
selected status. The display shows
PLEASE WAIT.
The dispatcher transmits an
acknowledgment upon receipt of the
status. Four tones sound and ACK
RECEIVED is displayed by your radio
upon receipt. The radio then returns to
normal dispatch operation.
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• 4 tones
Common Radio Features
In a trunking system, if the status is not
acknowledged after approximately six
seconds, the display alternately shows
NO ACKNOWLEDGE and the associated
status name. You also hear a continuous
low-pitched (“talk prohibit”) tone until you
release the PTT button.
5
• Talk-prohibit tone
If you do not receive an acknowledgment:
Press the O button to exit status and return to normal
dispatch operation.
OR
Press the PTT button to transmit the status again.
Note: If you enter the status menu without taking any action for six
seconds, you will hear an alert tone warning you that status
menus are active. You can still receive voice transmissions
during this time. Press the PTT button to transmit the status,
or press the O button to exit the status menu.
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Selecting Transmit Power Level
You may need to change the transmit power level on your XTL 5000
radio based on operating conditions.
1
Press the < or > buttons to scroll
to the PWR softkey.
2
Press the m button below PWR.
The display shows HIGH POWER or LOW
POWER along with the LOW and HIGH
softkeys.
3
Press the m button under LOW or HIGH as appropriate.
The radio automatically returns to the home display.
Note: Press O or the PTT button to discard
your change and exit the menu.
The radio automatically returns to the
home display.
Note: When you power on your radio, it automatically defaults to a
HIGH POWER transmit state even if you had selected LOW
POWER before you turned the radio off.
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Conventional Squelch Options
The term “squelch” is used to describe the muting of audio circuits
when signal levels received by a radio fall below a pre-determined
threshold. With carrier squelch, you hear all channel activity that
exceeds the radio’s preset squelch level. This squelch level is
programmed by your system manager.
Analog Squelch Options
Tone Private-Line (PL), Digital Private-Line (DPL), and network ID are
coded squelch modes; carrier squelch is not. Your system manager
can program each mode with one of these squelch options as
appropriate.
During carrier squelch operation, all traffic on the channel is heard.
During PL or DPL operation, your radio responds to only those
messages intended specifically for you.
Digital Squelch Options
Each conventional personality can be programmed for one of the
following squelch options in digital mode:
•
Digital Carrier-Operated Squelch (COS) — This option allows you
•
Normal Squelch — This option allows you to hear any digital traffic
to hear all digital traffic.
that has the correct network access code.
•
Selective Squelch — This option allows you to hear any digital traffic
that has the correct network access code and the correct talkgroup.
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Sending an Emergency Alarm
This feature is useful when you want to alert the dispatcher of an
emergency condition. The dispatcher receives your radio ID in
addition to the emergency message. An emergency call gives your
radio priority over any other traffic on the channel.
Follow the steps below to send an emergency alarm:
Press the orange top button (T2).
The display alternately shows
EMERGENCY and the name of the
current zone and mode. You hear a
short, medium-pitched (“emergency”)
tone.
• Short tone
When the dispatcher acknowledges the emergency, you hear
four short, medium-pitched tones and the display shows ACK
RECEIVED. The radio automatically exits emergency mode and
returns to the home display.
Note: If you do not receive an acknowledgment for the emergency
alarm, the radio automatically re-transmits the emergency
alarm. The number of repetitions is preprogrammed by your
system manager.
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Sending a Silent Emergency Alarm
Your radio may have been programmed for silent emergency based
on your needs or the needs of your workgroup.
To activate silent emergency:
1
Press the orange top button (T2).
Your radio sends an emergency signal to the dispatcher, but
shows no external indications that the emergency alarm is in
progress. The audio is muted.
2
To exit the emergency mode, press and hold the orange top
button for more than 1-1/2 seconds.
You hear a medium-pitched exit tone which confirms that the
radio has exited successfully. The radio returns to the home
display.
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Sending an Emergency Call
These steps explain the sending of a trunked emergency alarm with
call. When sending a trunked emergency call only (not available for
conventional emergency), an emergency alarm is not automatically
sent to the dispatcher.
1
Press the orange top button (T2).
EMERGENCY and the zone and mode
are alternately displayed, and a short,
medium-pitched emergency tone
sounds.
The emergency alarm is automatically
sent to the dispatcher.
2
Press the PTT button and announce your emergency.
The emergency alarm ends and the radio enters the emergency
call mode. The radio operates in the normal dispatch manner
while in emergency call operation.
3
To exit the emergency call mode, press the orange emergency
button (T2) for more than 1-1/2 seconds (programmable).
A medium-pitched exit tone sounds until you release T2. The
radio returns to normal operation.
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Notes: The operating mode for your emergency call assumes one
of two possible programmed operations:
•
For non-revert operation, you will talk on the mode you
selected before the emergency call.
•
For revert operation, you will talk on a programmed
emergency mode.
If you change operating modes while in emergency call
operation, the emergency call is moved to, and continues on,
the new mode.
!
Important: Exit the emergency call mode when you have
finished.
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Common Radio Features
Muting and Unmuting the Keypad Tones
The tones you hear when you press a key can be muted with this
feature.
1
Press the < or > button to scroll to
MUTE.
2
Press the m button below MUTE.
The display shows TONES ON or TONES
OFF, and the ON and OFF softkeys.
3
Press the m button below ON or OFF.
Your selection is saved, and the radio returns to the home
display.
Notes: Press the O or PTT button to exit the menu without
saving the change.
Note: The radio retains this setting even if it is turned off.
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Types of Scan
Your XTL 5000 radio can monitor traffic on many different channels
by scanning a list containing as many as 15 conventional or trunked
modes. Up to 32 different scan lists are available per radio. Setting
the modes to be scanned is programmed in advance by a qualified
radio technician.
Types of Scan Lists
List Type
Description
Trunking Priority Scan All modes in the list are from the same
trunking system.
Conventional
Only conventional modes are in the list.
Talkgroup Scan
Conventional and Trunking modes from
one trunking system are in the list. Priority
scan operation is not available.
Types of Scanning
Type
Description
Priority-One
One member of the scan list is chosen as
the priority-one member. You hear all of the
traffic on the priority-one channel, even if
the non-priority channels in the scan list
have traffic on them.
Priority-Two
In addition to the priority-one channel, a
second channel can be assigned as a
priority-two channel. The remaining
members in the scan list can be
programmed as non-priority members of
the scan list.
AND
Non-Priority
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Types of Scanning
Type
Description
Automatic (autoscan)
When selected, a channel with autoscan
automatically begins scanning its
associated scan list. The radio continues
auto scanning until you select a channel
without autoscan enabled.
Operator-Selectable
Scan can be programmed, by a qualified
radio technician, to be selected either from
a menu or by a preprogrammed Scan
button.
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Turning Scan On or Off
1
Press the < or > buttons to scroll
to SCAN.
OR
Press the preprogrammed Scan
button (S1, S2, S3, T2, or T3 as
appropriate). Press the Scan button
again to exit scan.
2
Press m below SCAN.
The display shows SCAN ON or SCAN
OFF, and the ON and OFF softkeys.
3
Press the m button below ON or OFF.
• If you selected ON, the radio starts
scanning and the display shows G.
OR
• If you selected OFF, the radio stops
scanning.
The radio returns to the home
display.
Note: Press the O button to exit the menu without changing the
selection.
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Viewing a Scan List
This feature enables you to view the scan list programmed into your
radio.
Note: The call, page, and phone lists are handled separately in
“Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List” on page 43.
To view the scan list:
1
Press the < or > buttons to scroll to
the VIEW softkey.
2
Press the m button below VIEW.
3
Press the < or > buttons to scroll to the SCAN softkey.
4
Press the m button below SCAN.
The display shows the first entry in the
scan list and the G (the scan status
annunciator). It also shows the viewingmode annunciator (a solid ) until you
exit list view mode.
5
Press the > button to advance to the
next entry in the list.
OR
To directly access an entry, use the
keypad to enter its numerical position in
the list (any programmed location from 1
to 15).
Notes: When the last entry is displayed, you can press the >
button to scroll to the first list entry.
6
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Press O to exit the list and return to the home display.
Common Radio Features
Programming a Scan List
This feature lets you change the channels that are included in the
current scan list and their priorities.
1
Press < or > to scroll to PROG.
2
Press the m button below PROG.
3
Press the < or > buttons to find
SCAN.
4
Press the m button below SCAN to access the scan list.
The display shows the SEL, DEL, and RCL sofkeys. It also shows
a flashing I (the programming-mode annunciator) until you
exit list programming mode.
5
Press the < to > buttons to scroll through the available
zones.
6
Press the MODE rocker switch to scroll through the different
modes (channels) of a zone.
OR
To directly access that channel of the current zones, use the
keypad to enter a channel’s numeric location in the list.
Note: If the channel is a member of the scan list, the display
shows G (the scan status annunciator).
7
Press the m button below SEL to add
or remove a channel from the scan list
or to change a scan list member’s
priority. (The S1, or Select, button also
serves the same function.)
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Each press of SEL changes the member’s priority (Non-Pri, Pri1,
Pri2, and off) and is indicated by the scan status annunciators:
G = channel is in the scan list as non-priority
H = channel is in the scan list as the priority 2 channel
H (dot flashing) = channel is in the scan list as the priority 1
channel.
off = remove from the scan list.
Press DEL to delete a mode from the list. (Unlike pressing SEL,
pressing DEL removes the selection using a single press rather
than toggling through different scan states.)
If the scan list is pre-programmed so that a deletion is not
allowed, this function is blocked.
OR
Press RCL repeatedly to view the entire contents of the scan
list.
8
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Press O to save all changes, exit the programming mode and
return to the home display.
Common Radio Features
Deleting Nuisance Modes
During scanning, you can temporarily delete modes you do not want
to hear. This feature must be preprogrammed by your system
manager.
Follow these steps to delete a nuisance mode:
1
When the radio is locked onto the mode you want to delete,
Press the preprogrammed Nuisance Delete button.
OR
Press the < or > buttons to use the NUIS softkey to delete
the mode.
A valid key-press chirp tone sounds. The mode is deleted and
the radio continues to scan the remaining modes.
Note: You cannot delete priority modes and the designated
transmit channel.
2
To resume scanning the deleted mode, turn scan off and then
back on again.
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PTT-ID (Optional)
This stands for Push-to-Talk ID. This feature is programmed as
needed for each channel by your system manager.
If this feature is made available for your talkgroup, it allows you to see
the ID number of the radio from which you are receiving a
transmission. This ID could be up to eight characters in length and is
shown on your display as well as on your dispatcher’s display.
In addition, your radio ID number is automatically sent when you
transmit. For digital voice transmissions, your radio ID is sent
continuously during the voice transmission.
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Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List
This feature enables you to view the page, call, and phone lists
programmed into your radio by your system manager. Page and Call
use the same list.
Note: For Scan, see “Viewing a Scan List” on page 38.
To view your page, call or phone list:
1
Press the < or > buttons to scroll to
the VIEW softkey.
2
Press the m button below VIEW.
3
Press the < or > buttons to scroll through the available list
types.
4
Press the m button below the appropriate list type: the PHON,
CALL or PAGE softkey.
The display shows the first entry in the list with the name on the
upper line and a phone or ID number on the lower line. It also
shows a solid I (the viewing-mode annunciator) until you exit
list view mode.
5
Press the > button to advance to the next member of the list.
OR
To directly access an entry, use the keypad to enter its numerical
position in the list (any programmed location from 1 to 100).
Note: When the last entry in the list is displayed, you can press the
> button to scroll to the first list entry.
6
To exit the list and return to the home display, press the O
button.
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Common Radio Features
Telephone Operation (Conventional and
Trunking)
You can use your radio in a manner similar to a standard telephone.
Answering a Telephone Call
When your radio receives a telephone call:
•
Telephone-like ringing sounds.
•
PHONE CALL and the present mode are
alternately displayed.
•
The Call-Received status annunciator
(F) flashes in the display.
Note: Incoming phone numbers are not stored in the phone list.
1
Press the programmed Phone or Call-Response button.
Note: The Call-Received status annunciator is no longer
displayed.
2
Press the PTT button to talk; release the PTT button to listen.
3
Press O or the Phone button to hang up. The radio returns to
the home display.
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Selecting a Phone Number to Call
You can select a phone number to call either from the keypad or from
a phone list.
Enter a Number on the Keypad
1
Press > to scroll to PHON.
Note: If your radio has a programmed Phone button, press it to
skip directly to step 3.
2
Press the m button below PHON.
The display shows the last transmitted phone number. If this is
the correct phone number, go to step 4.
3
Press the numeric keys.
Note: Some phone networks require a pause in the phone
dialing sequence. To place a pause in a 34-digit phone
number, press * first and then # (P for pause is
displayed).
4
Press the PTT button to dial the phone number.
The phone number called remains on the display.
If the system does not acknowledge the call, your radio displays
NO ACKNOWLEDGE.
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Enter a Number from a Phone List
Note: See “Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List” on page 43.
1
Press > to scroll to PHON.
Note: If your radio has a programmed phone button, press it to
skip directly to step 4.
2
Press the m button below the PHON softkey.
The display shows the last transmitted phone number. If this is
the correct phone number, go to step 4.
3
Press the < or > buttons to scroll to the desired phone
number.
The member’s name and the phone number are alternately
displayed when you stop on a member of the list.
4
Press the PTT button to dial the phone number.
The phone number called remains on the display.
If the system does not acknowledge the call, the display shows
NO ACKNOWLEDGE.
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Initiating a Telephone Call
The display shows the desired telephone number.
Press the PTT button to initiate the phone call to the number on
the display.
The phone number being called remains on the display.
If the system does not acknowledge the call, your radio displays
NO ACKNOWLEDGE.
Notes:
• If the phone system is malfunctioning or not currently
available, the display shows NO PHONE, and you hear a
continuous tone when you press the PTT button.
• If the phone system is busy, and not available at all, then the
display will show PHONE BUSY. If you hear a continuous tone,
the system phone connection is busy. Exit phone mode and
try again.
• If the display shows PHONE BUSY and you hear a busy tone,
then there is no channel available, and the radio will
automatically connect when the channel is ready.
• After reaching the number you are calling, you might need to
dial an extension number before you can reach your party.
You also have the option of sending in additional digits
(overdial) to the telephone system (for example, credit card
numbers and PINs).
-
If your radio is programmed for live overdial, every digit
pressed after the phone call has been established is sent
into the telephone system.
-
If your radio is programmed for buffered overdial, the digits
pressed are queued into the radio’s memory, and they are
all sent in together upon the next PTT button press. You
cannot send in digits and talk on the same PTT button
press. If you press the PTT button to send the digits, you
must release the PTT button and press it again if you wish
to transmit your voice.
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5
If the calling party answers, converse in the normal manner.
Press the PTT button to talk; release the PTT button to listen.
Note: Motorola trunked radios generate a high-pitched tone when
the radio’s PTT button is released. This is heard by the
landline party and is an indicator to begin talking.
6
When you have finished your conversation, or if the display
shows NO PHONE or NO ACKNOWLEDGE, hang up by pressing O
or the phone button.
The radio returns to the home display.
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Call Alert (Conventional and Trunking)
With Call Alert, your radio can receive, respond to, and send pages
(like a beeper), depending upon how it is programmed.
Paging the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received
1
Press the > button to scroll to PAGE for
Call Alert.
2
Press the m button below PAGE.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received.
3
Go to “Sending a Call Alert Page” on page 54 to send your
page.
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Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Paged
You can use the keypad to directly enter the ID number of the person
you want to page. Follow these steps to enter the ID directly:
1
For Call Alert, press the > button to scroll to the PAGE softkey.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received.
2
Use the keypad to enter the new ID
number.
Notes: If you enter more than, or less than, six digits and press the
PTT button, you will hear a bad key-press tone.
Press the < button to move the cursor to the left and
erase the previous digit. When you have erased the last
digit, press the < button to display the last entry in the list.
Press the > button to display the first list entry.
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Scrolling to an ID Number in the Page List
Note: See “Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List” on page 43.
1
Press the > button to scroll to PAGE for Call Alert.
2
Press the m button below PAGE.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received.
3
Press the > or < buttons to scroll
through the list.
The member’s name and ID number
are alternately displayed when you
stop.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Refer to “Sending a Call Alert Page” on page 54 to send your
page.
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Going Directly to an ID Number in the Page List
Note: See “Viewing a Page, Call, or Phone List” on page 43.
1
Press the > button to scroll to PAGE for Call Alert.
2
Press the m button below PAGE.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received.
3
Press the > or < buttons to scroll through the list.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Do the following:
• Press the numeric keys to enter the first digit of the location
number.
That position in the list is immediately displayed only if there
are fewer than 10 members. The member’s name and ID
number are alternately displayed.
OR
If there are 10 or more members, LOC#X_ is displayed
(where X is a 0 or a 1 and it is the first digit entered).
The cursor flashes to show the
location of the second digit.
• Press the numeric keys to enter the second digit of the
location number.
The member’s name and ID number are alternately
displayed.
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Note: The display shows INVALID ENTRY if you enter a
nonexisting number (for example, 24). The radio will
revert back to step 4.
5
Refer to “Sending a Call Alert Page” on page 54 for sending a
page.
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Sending a Call Alert Page
Follow these steps to send a call alert page:
1
Press the PTT button.
If you hear five tones, the system has received the ID number.
The radio you called is on the air and has received your page.
Your radio automatically returns to the home display.
If you hear only one tone, the system has received the ID
number, but the radio you are paging is not on the air. Proceed
to the next step.
2
To try paging the number again, press the PTT button.
OR
To hang up, press the O button to hang up. The radio returns
to the home display.
Note: If you hear a low-pitched alert tone
and the display shows NO
ACKNOWLEDGE, the radio you called
did not acknowledged the Call Alert
within six seconds. Try again or press the O
button to exit.
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Answering a Call Alert Page
If you hear a recurring four-beep tone, your
radio is receiving a Call Alert page. The
display alternately shows the current mode
name and PAGE RECEIVED. The green
LED and Call-Received status annunciator
(F) flash.
Note: The four-beep tone will continue until you answer the page
or reset the radio.
To turn-off the Call Alert audible and visual indicators:
Press any keypad key or control head button (except the
preprogrammed light button or Vol rocker switch), or change the
mode.
You can answer a Call Alert page using the PTT button or using
Enhanced Private Call.
Answering a Page Using PTT Button
Press the PTT button.
The display shows the current mode. The audible alert, LED,
and F status annunciator turn off.
The radio stores the ID number of the paging radio as the last ID
number received.
Note: Pressing the PTT button enables you to transmit, and
releasing it enables you to listen to a transmission.
Everyone in the talkgroup will hear your voice when you
transmit.
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Answering a Page Using Enhanced Private Call
1
Press the programmed quick-response or call button.
OR
Press the > button until the display shows the CALL softkey.
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the ID number of the
paging radio.
2
Press the PTT button.
The ID number is transmitted.
3
Pause for one second to allow the alert tone to sound on the
receiving radio.
Release the PTT button to listen to the transmission.
Notes: The display shows NO ANSWER if the
party does not answer within 20
seconds. An alert tone sounds and
the telephone-like ringing will stop.
The display shows NO
ACKNOWLEDGE if the called radio is
not in service. No ringing will sound.
4
Press the PTT button to continue with your Private
Conversation after you hear the other party’s voice.
5
Press the O button to hang up. The radio returns to the home
display.
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Programming a Page, Call, or Phone List
Number
This feature lets you change the ID numbers assigned to the call lists
used by the trunked Private Conversation™ and Call Alert features,
as well as the phone numbers used by the phone feature.
Notes: Programming the scan list is handled separately in
“Programming a Scan List” on page 39.
Page and Call use the same list.
1
Press the < or > button to scroll to the
PROG softkey.
2
Press the m button below PROG.
3
Press the < or > buttons to scroll through the available list
types.
4
Press the m button below PHON, CALL or PAGE as appropriate
to access the call list you want to edit.
The display shows the first member’s
name above either the phone number or
above the radio ID number. It also shows a
flashing I (the programming-mode
annunciator) until you exit list programming
mode.
5
Press the < or > buttons to view other list members.
OR
To directly access an entry, use the keypad to enter its
numerical position in the list (any programmed location from 1 to
100).
6
Press S1 (the Number Selected button in the programming
mode) to enter number edit mode.
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Erase the old number by pressing the < button to delete each
digit.
7
Note: If you accidentally erase all the numbers, press the < or
> button to exit without making any changes. Start
again at step 5. To return to the home display without
making any changes, press the O button.
8
Press the numeric keys (0 through 9) to
enter the new number.
The blinking cursor indicates the position of
the next number to be added.
To enter a number at the blinking cursor,
refer to the following table.
The following table shows what keys to press and how many times to
press them to enter a character.
Number of times the key is pressed
Key
1
0
0
1
1
2
3
4
5
(
)
<
>
&
%
6
7
2
A
B
C
2
a
b
c
3
D
E
F
3
d
e
f
4
G
H
I
4
g
h
i
5
J
K
L
5
j
k
l
6
M
N
O
6
m
n
o
7
P
Q
R
S
7
p
q
8
T
U
V
8
t
u
v
9
W
X
Y
Z
9
w
x
*
*
/
+
-
=
#
#
.
!
?
,
58
;
8
9
r
s
y
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Note: Some phone networks require a pause in the phone
dialing sequence. To enter a pause in a phone number
(up to 16 digits), press * first, and then #. The
display shows P for pause.
9
Do one of the following:
• Press the S1 button to save your changes.
You can continue to edit other numbers by returning to step 5.
OR
• Press O to exit the number editing mode without saving the
changes.
10 Press O to exit the programming mode and return to the
home display.
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Programming a Page, Call, or Phone List
Name
This feature lets you change the ID names assigned to the call lists
used by the trunked Private Conversation and Call Alert features, as
well as the phone names used by the phone feature.
1
Press < or > to scroll to PROG.
2
Press the m button below PROG.
3
Press < or > to scroll through the entire display of list
types.
4
Do one of the following:
• Press the m button below PHON to access the phone list,
OR
• Press the m button below CALL or PAGE to access the call
list.
The display shows the first member’s
name above either the phone number or
above the radio ID number.
The display shows the programmingmode annunciator (a flashing I) until
you exit the programming list mode.
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5
Do one of the following:
• Press < or > to view other list members.
OR
• Use the keypad to enter a member’s position number (any
preprogrammed location from 1 to 100) to go directly to that
member.
6
Press S2, which becomes the Name Selected button when in
the programming mode, to enter the name edit mode.
7
Erase the old name by pressing < to delete each character.
Note: If you erase all of the characters, press < or > to exit
without making any changes. Begin again at step 5, or
press O to return to the home display.
8
Press any button on the telephone-style
keypad to enter new characters.
The blinking cursor indicates the position of
the next character to be added.
To enter a character at the blinking cursor,
refer to the following table.
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Refer to the table on page 58 to see what keys to press and how
many times to press them to select a character.
Note: To leave a space in the text, press > twice.
9
Do one of the following:
• Press the S2 button to save your changes.
You can continue to edit other names by returning to step 5.
OR
• Press O to exit the name editing mode without saving the
changes.
10 Press O to exit the programming mode and return to the home
display.
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Optional External Alarms (Horn and/or Lights)
Your radio can be equipped to activate external alarms when a Call
Alert page, Selective Call, or Private Conversation call is received.
This feature is useful when you must leave the vehicle, but need to
receive any incoming messages. Because this option requires the
installation of additional relays, ask the system administrator if this
option is installed.
Turning External Alarm(s) On
Non-Permanent Horn and/or Lights
1
Press the > button to scroll to the H/L
softkey.
2
Press the m button below H/L.
3
Press the m button below H+L, HORN,
or LGTS to enable horn and lights, only
horn, or only lights, respectively. The
display alternately shows the enabled
alarm(s) and the selected mode.
The radio will remember the current
state of the horn and lights feature when
the radio is turned off.
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Permanent Horn and/or Lights
The radio will always power-up with the last-selected alarm(s)
enabled. To view which alarm(s) are enabled:
1
Press the > button to scroll to H/L.
2
Press the m button below H/L.
The top line of the display shows the
enabled alarm(s).
3
Press the O button to go to the home display.
Changing or Turning Off the Selected Alarm(s)
1
Press the > button to scroll to H/L.
2
Press the m button below H/L.
3
Press the button below OFF, H+L, HORN, or LGTS to turn off or
change the selected alarm(s).
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When a Call Is Received While Alarms Are Turned On
When a call is received, the vehicle’s
horn sounds for four seconds, and/or
the vehicle’s lights turn on for 60
seconds. (These time intervals can be
changed by the system administrator.)
The display alternates between the
type of call received (CALL RECEIVED,
or PAGE RECEIVED) and the selected
mode name. The green LED and the
Call-Received status annunciator both
flash.
Non-rearmable
To turn off the external alarm(s), press the m button below H/L or
any other control head button, except
V.
When the external alarm(s) are turned off, the feature is deactivated.
To reactivate the feature, perform the steps of “Turning External
Alarm(s) On” on page 63.
Rearmable
To turn off the external alarm(s), press any control head button,
except
V. When the external alarm(s) are turned off, they are
automatically rearmed.
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Notes
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Conventional Features
This chapter shows you how to access features available in
conventional operation. The following topics are covered:
• Repeater/Direct Operation (page 67)
• Smart PTT (page 68)
• Talkgroup Calls (page 69)
• Selective Calls (page 71)
Repeater/Direct Operation
Two types of operation are available with this feature:
Direct
You can bypass the repeater and talk directly to another
radio. The transmit and receive frequencies are identical.
Repeater
You talk through the repeater, thereby increasing the
radio’s range. The transmit and receive frequencies
differ.
If repeater/direct is associated with a mode, that mode is
programmed by your system manager for repeater or direct
operation.
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Smart PTT
Smart PTT is a feature that can be programmed for modes according
to your needs and/or the needs of your workgroup. This gives the
system manager better control of radio operations. You may notice
two differences in radio operation while on a mode programmed for
Smart PTT:
•
You will not be able to transmit and will hear a continuous alert
tone until you release the PTT button. If the red LED flashes when
the radio is receiving, this indicates the mode is busy.
•
The monitor function is disabled.
Three radio-wide variations of smart PTT can be enabled on your
radio:
Transmit Inhibit on Busy
Channel
You will not be able to transmit if any traffic is
detected on the mode.
Transmit Inhibit on Busy
Mode with Wrong
Squelch Code feature
You will not be able to transmit on an active
mode with a squelch code other than your own;
or with an encryption key other than your own if
your radio is secure-equipped. You can transmit
if the PL code is the same as yours.
Quick-Key Override
This feature can work with variation 1 or 2. You
can override transmit-inhibit by quick-keying the
radio; in other words, pressing the PTT button
twice within the time programmed for Smart
PTT Quick-Key Timer. (The default value is
half a second).
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Talkgroup Calls
This feature enables your system manager to define a group of
conventional system users who can share the use of a conventional
channel. Talkgroups can be associated with a personality as
programmed by your system manager, or you can select them
yourself.
If you have a radio that is secure-equipped, encryption keys are
slaved to talkgroups. When talkgroups are enabled, encryption keys
can be selected by changing the active talkgroup. (See “Secure
Features” on page 97 for more information.)
Selecting a Talkgroup
Follow the steps below to select a talkgroup:
1
Press the < or > buttons until the display shows the TGRP
softkey.
2
Press the m button directly below TGRP.
The display shows the last user-selected
and stored talkgroup, and the available
menu entries.
3
Press the < or > buttons to scroll through the list of
talkgroups.
OR
Use the keypad to enter the number of the desired index.
4
Press the m button directly below PSET
(PRESET) to select the preset or
programmed talkgroup.
OR
Press the m button directly below SEL (SELECT) to save the
currently displayed talkgroup and return to the home display.
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Note: If the encryption key slaved to the
new talkgroup is erased, the display
shows KEY FAIL. You hear a
momentary key fail tone.
If the encryption key slaved to the
new talkgroup is not allowed, the
display shows ILLEGAL KEY. You
hear a momentary illegal key tone.
5
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Press the O button to exit this menu.
Conventional Features
Selective Calls
With the Selective Call feature, your radio conversation is heard only
by you and the other party involved.
Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received
1
Press the > button to scroll to CALL for
Selective Call.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID, as
the incoming caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II), is displayed for Private
Conversation.
3
Refer to “Starting a Selective Call” on
page 76 to place your call.
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Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Called
You can use the keypad to directly enter the ID number of the person
you want to call. Follow these steps to enter the ID directly:
1
For Selective Call, press the > button to scroll to the CALL
softkey.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. For Private
Conversation, it also shows RECEIVED ID
as the incoming caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II).
2
Use the keypad to enter the new ID
number.
Notes: If you enter more than, or less than, six digits and press the
PTT button, you will hear a bad key-press tone.
Press the < button to move the cursor to the left and
erase the previous digit. When you have erased the last
digit, press the < button to display the last entry in the list.
Press the > button to display the first list entry.
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Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List
The same call list is shared by the Private Conversation.
1
Press the > button to scroll to CALL for Selective Call.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID,
or the incoming caller’s ID number
(Private Conversation II) is displayed
for Private Conversation.
3
Press > or < to scroll through the
list.
The member’s name and ID number
are alternately displayed when you
stop.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Refer to “Starting a Selective Call” on page 76 to place your
call.
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Going Directly to an ID Number in the Call List
1
Press > to scroll to CALL for
Selective Call.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID
or the incoming caller’s ID number
(Private Conversation II) is displayed
for Private Conversation.
3
Press > or < to scroll through the
list.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Do the following:
• Press the numeric keys to enter the
first digit of the location number.
That position in the list is
immediately displayed only if there
are fewer than 10 members. The
member’s name and ID number are
alternately displayed.
OR
If there are 10 or more members,
LOC#X_ is displayed (where X is a 0
or a 1 and it is the first digit entered).
The cursor flashes to show the
location of the second digit.
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• Press the numeric keys to enter the second digit of the
location number.
The member’s name and ID number are alternately
displayed.
Note: The display shows INVALID ENTRY if you enter a
nonexisting number (for example, 24). The radio will revert
back to step 4.
5
Refer to “Starting a Selective Call” on page 76 to place your
call.
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Starting a Selective Call
Follow the steps below to initiate a Selective Call:
1
Press the PTT button.
The radio transmits the ID number.
2
Pause for one second for the alert tone to sound on the
receiving radio.
Notes: If the party does not answer within 20
seconds, the display shows NO
ANSWER. You hear an alert tone and the
telephone-like ringing stops.
If the radio you called is not in service.
the display shows NO ACKNOWLEDGE.
You will not hear ringing.
3
When the person you called answers, press the PTT button to
respond.
4
To hang up, press the O button.
The radio returns to the home display.
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Answering a Selective Call
If you hear two alert tones (repeating
every five seconds for 20 seconds)
sound, CALL RECEIVED and the
present mode are alternately
displayed.
The green LED and the Call-Received status annunciator (F)
flash.
Note: If you do not answer within 20 seconds, the radio returns
to the home display.
1
To answer a call, press the > button. The display shows the
CALL softkey.
OR
If your radio has a programmed call-response or call button,
press it to see the display shown in step 2. Proceed to step 3.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received either as
RECEIVED ID, or as the incoming
caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II).
Note: If you press the PTT button before you press the quickresponse button, your response is transmitted to
everyone in the talkgroup. Press the PTT button to
answer the call.
3
A busy tone indicates the system is busy. If you hear a call-back
tone, a mode is available. The radio automatically keys up for
three seconds, after which you can begin speaking.
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4
To hang up, do one of the following:
• Press the O button.
OR
• Press the m button below CALL.
OR
• Press the preprogrammed quick-response button if your radio
has one.
The caller’s ID number is saved as the last ID number
received.
The radio returns to the home display.
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Trunking Features
Features Used on Trunking Systems
This chapter shows you how to access features available on trunking
systems. The following topics are covered:
• Viewing Your Radio’s ID Number (page 80)
• Enhanced Private Conversation (page 81)
• Dynamic Regrouping (page 89)
• SmartZone Operation (page 91)
• Out-of-Range Indication (page 95)
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Viewing Your Radio’s ID Number
1
Press the > button until the display
shows the CALL softkey.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows RECEIVED ID or
the actual ID number.
3
Press the < button.
OR
If you are in the preprogrammed call
list, press the * button.
The display shows MY ID: and the ID
number.
4
80
Press the O button to return to the home display.
Trunking Features
Enhanced Private Conversation
With Enhanced Private Conversation™, your radio conversation is
heard only by you and the other party involved.
Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received
1
Press the > button to scroll to CALL for
Private Conversation.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID, as
the incoming caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II), is displayed for Private
Conversation.
3
Refer to “Starting a Private Conversation Call” on page 86 to
place your call.
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Entering Directly the ID Number to Be Called
You can use the keypad to directly enter the ID number of the person
you want to call. Follow these steps to enter the ID directly:
1
For Private Conversation, press the > button to scroll to the
CALL softkey.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. For Private
Conversation, it also shows RECEIVED ID
as the incoming caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II).
2
Use the keypad to enter the new ID
number.
Notes: If you enter more than, or less than, six digits and press the
PTT button, you will hear a bad key-press tone.
Press the < button to move the cursor to the left and
erase the previous digit. When you have erased the last
digit, press the < button to display the last entry in the list.
Press the > button to display the first list entry.
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Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List
The same call list is shared by Selective Call.
1
Do one of the following:
• Press > to scroll to CALL for Private Conversation.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID,
or the incoming caller’s ID number
(Private Conversation II) is displayed
for Private Conversation.
3
Press > or < to scroll through the
list.
The member’s name and ID number
are alternately displayed when you
stop.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Refer to “Starting a Private Conversation Call” on page 86 to
place your call.
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Going Directly to an ID Number in the Call List
1
Press > to scroll to CALL for Private Conversation.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received. RECEIVED ID
or the incoming caller’s ID number
(Private Conversation II) is displayed
for Private Conversation.
3
Press > or < to scroll through the list.
Note: The last member of the list equals the last ID number
transmitted or received. This is the same as location 00 in
the list.
4
Do the following:
• Press the numeric keys to enter the
first digit of the location number.
That position in the list is
immediately displayed only if there
are fewer than 10 members. The
member’s name and ID number are
alternately displayed.
OR
If there are 10 or more members,
LOC#X_ is displayed (where X is a 0
or a 1 and it is the first digit entered).
The cursor flashes to show the
location of the second digit.
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• Press the numeric keys to enter the second digit of the
location number.
The member’s name and ID number are alternately
displayed.
Note: The display shows INVALID ENTRY if you enter a
nonexisting number (for example, 24). The radio will
revert back to step 4.
5
Refer to “Starting a Private Conversation Call” on page 86 to
place your call.
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Starting a Private Conversation Call
Follow the steps below to initiate a Private Call:
1
Press the PTT button to send a Private Conversation Call to the
radio whose ID number you have selected.
The radio transmits the ID number.
2
Pause for one second for the alert tone to sound on the
receiving radio.
Notes: If the party does not answer within
20 seconds, the display shows NO
ANSWER. You hear an alert tone and
the telephone-like ringing stops.
If the radio you called is not in
service. the display shows NO
ACKNOWLEDGE. You will not hear
ringing.
3
When the person you called answers, press the PTT button to
respond.
4
To hang up, press the O button.
The radio returns to the home display.
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Answering an Enhanced Private Conversation Call
If you hear two alert tones (repeating
every 5 seconds for 20 seconds)
sound, CALL RECEIVED and the
present mode are alternately
displayed.
The green LED and the Call-Received
status annunciator (F) flash.
Green LED flashes
F flashes
Note: If you do not answer within 20 seconds, the radio returns to
the home display.
1
To answer a call, press the > button. The display shows the
CALL softkey.
OR
If your radio has a programmed call-response or call button,
press it to see the display shown in step 2. Proceed to step 3.
2
Press the m button below CALL.
The display shows the last ID number
transmitted or received either as
RECEIVED ID, or as the incoming
caller’s ID number (Private
Conversation II).
Note: If you press the PTT button before you press the quickresponse button, your response is transmitted to everyone
in the talkgroup. Press the PTT button to answer the call.
3
A busy tone indicates the system is busy. If you hear a call-back
tone, a mode is available. The radio automatically keys up for
three seconds, after which you can begin speaking.
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4
To hang up, do one of the following:
• Press the O button.
OR
• Press the m button below CALL.
OR
• Press the preprogrammed quick-response button if your radio
has one.
The caller’s ID number is saved as the last ID number
received.
The radio returns to the home display.
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Dynamic Regrouping
This feature is programmed in each radio by a qualified radio
technician. During special operations, dynamic regrouping allows the
dispatcher to temporarily reassign selected radios to a single trunked
mode so they can communicate with each other.
Electronic (Menu) Mode Selection
Dynamic Regrouping is transparent to you until the dispatcher
activates it. You hear an invalid-mode tone if you select dynamic
regrouping from the radio menu and it is not active.
•
If you hear a gurgle-like tone, dynamic regrouping is activated.
Transmit and receive as usual.
•
When the dispatcher cancels dynamic-regrouping:
– The radio returns to the pre-dynamic regrouping mode if the
dynamic regrouping mode was selected.
– The radio remains active on the selected mode if the dynamic
regrouping mode was not selected.
Selecting Enable and Disable
The dispatcher can classify regrouped radios as select-enabled or
select-disabled.
•
Select-enabled radios can be changed to any available mode
including the dynamic regrouping mode, once the dynamic
position is selected.
•
Select-disabled radios can not be changed from the dynamic
mode that the dispatcher has selected.
Note: Scan, phone, and Private Conversation cannot be selected
while the radio is select disabled.
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Reprogramming Request
This feature allows you to tell the dynamic regrouping console you
want a new dynamic regrouping assignment.
1
Press > to scroll to RPGM.
Note: If your radio has a programmed reprogram-response
button, press it for quick access to the reprogram request
feature.
2
Press the m button below RPGM.
The display shows REPROGRAM RQST on
the first line, and the reprogram request is
sent to the dynamic regrouping console.
You hear five tones if the console
acknowledged your request. Your radio
returns to the home display.
You hear one tone if the system received
the request, but the console did not
acknowledge it. Go to the next step.
3
Press the PTT button to transmit the request, or press the O
button to hang up and return to the home display.
Note: If the dynamic regrouping console
fails to acknowledge your request in
six seconds, the display shows NO
ACKNOWLEDGE and you hear a lowpitched alert tone. Repeat the
reprogram request, or press the O
button to hang up.
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SmartZone Operation
A SmartZone® system allows up to 50 sites in a wide-area trunking
system. Site switching features allow the radio to quickly switch to
other sites within the SmartZone system. These features are based
on signal strength and site preferences. No action is required on your
part for site switching.
However, your radio does have other SmartZone features that you
can access.
Locking/Unlocking a Site
1
Do one of the following:
• Press > until the display shows SITE. Go to step 2.
OR
• Press the preprogrammed Site Lock button to display the
current lock state. Go to step 3.
OR
• Press and hold the preprogrammed Site Lock button. The
lock state (SITE LOCKED or SITE UNLOCKED) will change
once.
Release the button to save the new lock state. Go to step 4.
2
Press the m button below SITE.
The display shows the current lock state
(SITE LOCKED in this case) together with
UNLK and LOCK softkeys on the lower line.
Note: You can view the current site by pressing the
preprogrammed search button.
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3
Press the m button below either UNLK or LOCK. The new lock
state is saved.
4
The home display returns.
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Searching for a Site
The display shows SITE XX when you press the
programmable site view button if your SmartZone
radio has not received the current site’s ID from
the control channel.
1
Do one of the following:
• Momentarily press the
preprogrammed Search button.
The display shows the number or
name of the affiliated site, followed
by the Received Signal Strength
Indicator (RSSI) level of the site.
OR
• Press and hold the preprogrammed
Search button.
The display shows SCANNING SITE
until the radio affiliates with a new
site. The number of the new site is
then displayed.
2
The home display is automatically
returned.
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Site Trunking
SITE TRUNKING is alternately displayed (if so
programmed) with the selected mode whenever
the radio’s usable site is not communicating with
the SmartZone controller. You can only
communicate with other radios operating at the same site when SITE
TRUNKING is displayed. No wide-area calls can be made from a sitetrunking site.
Failsoft
If a trunking system experiences a complete
failure, the radio will revert to failsoft operation
and automatically switch to its failsoft channel.
During failsoft, trunking repeaters will transmit a
medium-pitched tone every 10 seconds. The radio periodically leaves
failsoft to search for a trunking site. The radio returns to failsoft if no
trunking sites are found.
If you press the PTT button while the radio is searching for a trunking
site, the radio returns to failsoft and transmits. In failsoft, you can only
communicate with other radios on the same mode and site. No widearea call can be made from a failsoft mode. When the trunking
system returns to normal operation, your radio will automatically
leave the failsoft operation and return to trunked operation.
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Out-of-Range Indication
The out-of-range display/audible indication
feature can be enabled by your system
manager. The display alternately shows OUT
OF RANGE and the current selected mode
name. You hear a low-pitched tone every six
seconds:
•
When the radio is out of range of the
system and can no longer lock onto the control channel,
OR
•
When the radio is in failsoft and cannot lock onto the failsoft
channel.
The out-of-range indication remains in effect until one of the following
conditions occur:
•
The radio locks on a control channel.
•
The radio locks on a failsoft channel.
•
The radio is turned off.
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Secure Features
Features Available on Secure XTL 5000
This chapter covers features available on XTL 5000 Digital Mobile
Radios with secure encryption. The following topics are covered:
• Transmitting in Secure and Clear Modes (page 98)
• Selecting an Index (Conventional Only) (page 99)
• Selecting a Key (Conventional Only) (page 100)
Note: The information in this section applies to both conventional
and trunked systems.
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Transmitting in Secure and Clear Modes
If your radio is secure-capable, you can transmit messages in secure
mode.
To transmit a message in secure or encrypted mode:
1
Press and release the preprogrammed Secure button when your
radio is on personalities or talkgroups that have been designated
by your system manager for secure transmissions.
2
Press the PTT button to transmit while the radio is on a
personality or talkgroup programmed for secure.
The radio will begin transmitting in secure mode. The display
shows D (secure status annunciator) when the transmission is in
progress.
To transmit a message in non-encrypted or clear mode:
Press and release the preprogrammed Secure button again.
The radio will transmit in clear mode when you press the PTT
button. The display does not show the D status annunciator.
Note: You cannot change from secure to clear while the PTT button
is pressed. The radio will generate an illegal tone and the
transmission will be ended.
Secure-equipped radios automatically determine whether a voice
message is being received in secure or clear mode. This allows you
to receive either type of message without having to reset the
preprogrammed Secure button.
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Selecting an Index (Conventional Only)
This feature allows you to select one or more groups of encryption
keys from among those stored in the radio. For example, you might
have a group of three keys in one encryption index and a separate
group of three keys in a second index. You can switch automatically
from one set of keys to the other by changing indices. Every mode
that was slaved to one of the original keys now has the equivalent
new key instead.
Follow these steps to select an index:
1
Press the > button until the display
shows the INDX softkey.
2
Press the m button below INDX.
The display shows the last-selected and
stored index. Your radio has two indices.
3
Press the < or > buttons to select the other index.
OR
If you have a Direct Entry Keypad (DEK), press the 1 or 2
key on the keypad.
You will hear a positive tone. The display does not change.
OR
Press the m button below IND1 or IND2 to select INDEX 1 or
INDEX 2.
4
Press the m button below SEL to confirm the change in the
index and exit the menu.
Note: To abort index selection, press the PTT
button, the Mode rocker switch, or the
O button. The index remains
unchanged.
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Selecting a Key (Conventional Only)
This feature allows you to manually select one of the 16 encryption
keys.
Follow these steps to select a key:
1
Press > until the display shows the
KEY softkey.
2
Press the m button below KEY.
The display shows the last-selected and stored key.
3
Do one of the following based on how you want to access the
key:
To scroll through the list of keys, press the > or < buttons
as appropriate.
If the currently selected key has been
erased, the display alternately shows
ERASED and the key name.
Or use one of the methods below:
a. To use the Direct Entry Keypad to
jump to the selected key, press the
appropriate numeric keys (0 to 9) on the DEK.
b. To use the Direct Entry Keypad to access the PRESET menu
directly, press the m button below the PSET softkey.
c.
To exit the menu without loading a key, press one of the
following: the m button below ABRT, the PTT button, the
mode rocker switch, or the O button.
The display shows the home mode.
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d. To load the currently selected
(displayed) key and exit the menu,
press the m button below the
SEL softkey.
The display shows the home
mode.
Notes: If the selected (displayed) key has been erased, you will
hear keyfail tones after you exit the menu. This indicates
that you have selected an erased key.
If the selected (displayed) key is not allowed, the display
shows ILLEGAL KEY. You will hear a momentary illegal key
tone.
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Accessories
Motorola provides the following approved accessories to improve the
productivity of your XTL 5000 mobile two-way radio.
For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and other
accessories, visit the following web site which lists approved
accessories: http://www.motorola.com/cgiss/index.shtml
Antennas
HAD4006_
VHF, 136–144 MHz, quarterwave whip, roof mount
HAD4007_
VHF, 144–150.8 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAD4008_
VHF, 150.8–162 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAD4009_
VHF, 162–174 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAD4016_
VHF, 136–162 MHz, quarterwave, wideband, roof
mount
HAD4017_
VHF, 146–174 MHz, quarterwave, wideband, roof
mount
RAD4002_RB
VHF, 136–144 MHz, quarterwave
RAD4003_RB
VHF, 144–150.8 MHz, quarterwave
RAD4004_RB
VHF, 150.8–162 MHz, quarterwave
RAD4005_RB
VHF, 162–174 MHz, quarterwave
RAD4010_RB
VHF, 136–174 MHz, halfwave, roof mount
HAE4003_
UHF, 450–470 MHz, quarterwave whip
HAE4004_
UHF, 470–512 MHz, quarterwave
HAE4011_
UHF, 450–470 MHz, 3.5 db, roof mount
HAE4012_
UHF, 470–495 MHz, 3.0 db, roof mount
HAE4013_
UHF, 494–512 MHz, 3.0 db, roof mount
HAE6010_
UHF, 380–433 MHz, 3.5 db gain
HAE6011_
UHF, 380–433 MHz, 5.0 db gain
HAE6012_
UHF, 380–433 MHz, quarterwave whip
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Accessories
HAE6013_
UHF, 380–470 MHz, 2.0 db gain, wideband
HAE6014_
UHF, 380–433 MHz, quarterwave whip, motorcycle
HAE6015_
UHF, 450–512 MHz, broadband
HAE6016_
UHF, 490–512 MHz, quarterwave whip, motorcycle
RAE4014_RB
UHF, 450–470 MHz, 5.0 db
RAE4016_RB
UHF, 494–512 MHz, 5.0 db gain
RAE4024_RB
UHF, 450–482 MHz, quarterwave whip, motorcycle
HAF4013_
764–870 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAF4014_
764–870 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAF4015_
762–870 MHz, 3.0 db, motorcycle
HAF4016_
764–870 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
HAF4017_
764–870 MHz, quarterwave, roof mount
Bull Horns for Siren and Public Address
TDN6251_
Round with chrome finish
TDN6252_
Rectangular with chrome finish
TDN6253_
Underhood with gray finish
TDN6254_
Round with gray finish
Cables
HKN4191_
Power, high-power, dash-mount
HKN4192_
Power, 20-ft., remote-mount
HKN4356_
17-ft. (W4/5/7/9)
HKN6096_
Y, remote-mount (W3)
HKN6155_
Flash/programming, ASTRO Spectra Plus
(3085001D01)
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Accessories
HKN6160_
Data, 6-ft., dash-mount (kit)
HKN6161_
Data, 20-ft., dash-mount (kit)
HKN6163_
USB
HLN4952_
Fuse kit for green/orange leads
YKN4246_
30-ft.
YKN4248_
50-ft.
YKN4249_
75-ft.
YKN4255_
115-ft.
YKN4256_
150-ft.
YKN4261_
10-ft.
YLN1148_
Armored, for handset/hangup mic
Microphones
HMN1061_
Standard (W9)
HMN1079_
Motorcycle palm
HMN1080_
Standard palm
HMN1081_
System 9000
Miscellaneous
HLN5113_
Emergency footswitch
HLN6188_
Emergency pushbutton
HLN6372_
Key lock mount
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Remote Mounting Kits
H1519_
W3, package with 20-ft. cable
H1803_
Remote-to-dash
H1804_
Dash-to-remote
Speakers
HSN4031_
7.5 W MCS external
HSN4032_
13 W MCS external
HSN4038_
7.5 W remote
HSN4039_
13 W remote
HSN6003_
Motorcycle, weather-resistant
Trunnion Kits
HLN6909_
Quick-release, high-power
HLN6910_
Standard high-power
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the
VHF Frequency Range
Special Channel Assignments
Emergency Channel
If you are in imminent and grave danger at sea and require
emergency assistance, use VHF Channel 16 to send a distress call
to nearby vessels and the United States Coast Guard. Transmit the
following information, in this order:
1
“MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY.”
2
“THIS IS _____________________, CALL SIGN __________.”
State the name of the vessel in distress 3 times, followed by the
call sign or other identification of the vessel, stated 3 times.
3
Repeat “MAYDAY” and the name of the vessel.
4
“WE ARE LOCATED AT _______________________.”
State the position of the vessel in distress, using any information
that will help responders to locate you, e.g.:
• latitude and longitude
• bearing (state whether you are using true or magnetic north)
• distance to a well-known landmark
• vessel course, speed or destination
5
State the nature of the distress.
6
Specify what kind of assistance you need.
7
State the number of persons on board and the number needing
medical attention, if any.
8
Mention any other information that would be helpful to
responders, such as type of vessel, vessel length and/or
tonnage, hull color, etc.
9
“OVER.”
10 Wait for a response.
11 If you do not receive an immediate response, remain by the radio
and repeat the transmission at intervals until you receive a
response. Be prepared to follow any instructions given to you.
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
Non-Commercial Call Channel
For non-commercial transmissions, such as fishing reports,
rendezvous arrangements, repair scheduling, or berthing
information, use VHF Channel 9.
Operating Frequency Requirements
A radio designated for shipboard use must comply with Federal
Communications Commission Rule Part 80 as follows:
•
on ships subject to Part II of Title III of the Communications Act,
the radio must be capable of operating on the 156.800 MHz
frequency
•
on ships subject to the Safety Convention, the radio must be
capable of operating:
•
•
in the simplex mode on the ship station transmitting
frequencies specified in the 156.025–157.425 MHz frequency
band, and
in the semiduplex mode on the two frequency channels
specified in the table below.
Note: Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83 cannot be
lawfully used by the general public in US waters.
Additional information about operating requirements in the Maritime
Services can be obtained from the full text of FCC Rule Part 80 and
from the US Coast Guard.
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List
Frequency (MHz)
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
1
156.050
160.650
2
156.100
160.700
108
*
156.150
160.750
4
156.200
160.800
5
156.250
160.850
6
156.300
–
7
156.350
160.950
8
156.400
–
Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued)
Frequency (MHz)
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
9
156.450
156.450
10
156.500
156.500
11
156.550
156.550
12
156.600
156.600
13**
156.650
156.650
14
156.700
156.700
15**
156.750
156.750
16
156.800
156.800
17**
156.850
156.850
18
156.900
161.500
19
156.950
161.550
20
157.000
161.600
*
157.050
161.650
22
157.100
161.700
*
157.150
161.750
24
157.200
161.800
25
157.250
161.850
26
157.300
161.900
27
157.350
161.950
28
157.400
162.000
60
156.025
160.625
*
156.075
160.675
62
156.125
160.725
63
156.175
160.775
*
156.225
160.825
65
156.275
160.875
66
156.325
160.925
67**
156.375
156.375
68
156.425
156.425
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Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range
Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued)
Frequency (MHz)
Channel
Number
Transmit
Receive
69
156.475
156.475
71
156.575
156.575
72
156.625
–
73
156.675
156.675
74
156.725
156.725
75
***
***
76
***
***
77**
156.875
–
78
156.925
161.525
79
156.975
161.575
80
157.025
161.625
*
157.075
161.675
*
157.125
161.725
*
157.175
161.775
84
157.225
161.825
85
157.275
161.875
86
157.325
161.925
87
157.375
161.975
88
157.425
162.025
*
Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83 cannot be
lawfully used by the general public in US waters.
** Low power (1 W) only
*** Guard band
Note: A – in the Receive column indicates that the channel is transmit
only.
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Glossary
ACK
Acknowledgment of communication.
Channel
A group of characteristics, such as transmit/
receive frequency pairs, radio parameters, and
encryption encoding.
Coded Squelch
Used on conventional channels to make sure
you hear only the communication meant for
you.
Control Channel
In a trunking system, one of the channels that
is used to provide a continuous, two-way/data
communications path between the central
controller and all radios on the system.
Conventional
Typically refers to radio-to-radio
communications, sometimes through a
repeater. You share a frequency, or
frequencies, with other users without the aid of
a central controller to assign communication
channels. Therefore, you should monitor each
channel before transmitting to avoid interfering
with another user who may be transmitting.
Cursor
A visual tracking marker (a blinking line) that
indicates a location on the display.
Digital PrivateLine (DPL)
A continuous, sub-audible data signal,
transmitted with the carrier.
Dispatcher
An individual who has radio system
management duties.
Failsoft
A back-up system allowing you to
communicate in a non-trunked, conventional
mode should the trunked system fail.
FCC
Federal Communications Commission.
Hang Up
Disconnect.
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Glossary
Home Display
The first display information after the radio
completes its self test.
LCD
Liquid-Crystal Display.
Mode
A programmed combination of operating
parameters; for example, a channel or
talkgroup.
Mode-Slaving
Radio programmed to automatically give the
proper operation for a given mode you have
selected.
Monitoring
(Conventional
Operation)
Press a programmed monitor button to listen to
traffic on the active channel. This way, you can
avoid talking over someone else’s
conversation.
Page
A one-way alert, with audio and/or display
messages.
Push-To-Talk
(PTT) Button
The PTT button engages the transmitter and
places the radio in transmit (send) operation
when pressed. Press this button to transmit,
and release it to receive.
Repeater
A conventional radio feature, in which you talk
through a receive/transmit facility that retransmits received signals in order to improve
communications range and coverage.
RF
Radio Frequency. A part of the general
frequency spectrum between the audio and
infrared light regions (about 10 kHz to
10,000,000 MHz).
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Glossary
Squelch
The muting of audio circuits when received
signal levels fall below a pre-determined
threshold. With carrier squelch, you hear all
channel activity which exceeds the radio’s
preset squelch level.
Standby
An operating condition whereby the radio’s
speaker is muted but still continues to receive
data.
Talkgroup
An organization (or group) of radio users who
communicate with each other, using the same
communication path.
Tone Private-Line
(PL) Coded
Squelch
A continuous sub-audible tone transmitted with
the carrier.
Trunking
The automatic sharing of communications
paths between a large number of users. Allows
radio users to share a smaller number of
frequencies because a repeater, or
communications path, is assigned to a
talkgroup for the length of a conversation.
Zone
A grouping of channels or talkgroups.
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Glossary
Notes
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Commercial Warranty and Service
Limited Warranty
MOTOROLA COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS
I. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS AND FOR HOW LONG:
MOTOROLA INC. (“MOTOROLA”) warrants the MOTOROLA
manufactured Communication Products listed below (“Product”)
against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and
service for a period of time from the date of purchase as scheduled
below:
ASTRO XTL 5000 Portable Units
One (1) Year
Product Accessories
One (1) Year
Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with
new or reconditioned parts), replace it (with a new or reconditioned
Product), or refund the purchase price of the Product during the
warranty period provided it is returned in accordance with the terms of
this warranty. Replaced parts or boards are warranted for the balance
of the original applicable warranty period. All replaced parts of
Product shall become the property of MOTOROLA.
This express limited warranty is extended by MOTOROLA to the
original end user purchaser only and is not assignable or transferable
to any other party. This is the complete warranty for the Product
manufactured by MOTOROLA. MOTOROLA assumes no obligations
or liability for additions or modifications to this warranty unless made
in writing and signed by an officer of MOTOROLA. Unless made in a
separate agreement between MOTOROLA and the original end user
purchaser, MOTOROLA does not warrant the installation,
maintenance or service of the Product.
MOTOROLA cannot be responsible in any way for any ancillary
equipment not furnished by MOTOROLA which is attached to or used
in connection with the Product, or for operation of the Product with
any ancillary equipment, and all such equipment is expressly
excluded from this warranty. Because each system which may use
the Product is unique, MOTOROLA disclaims liability for range,
coverage, or operation of the system as a whole under this warranty.
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II. GENERAL PROVISIONS:
This warranty sets forth the full extent of MOTOROLA'S
responsibilities regarding the Product. Repair, replacement or refund
of the purchase price, at MOTOROLA’s option, is the exclusive
remedy. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
EXPRESS WARRANTIES. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL MOTOROLA BE LIABLE FOR
DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
PRODUCT, FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF TIME,
INCONVENIENCE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, LOST PROFITS OR
SAVINGS OR OTHER INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE SUCH PRODUCT, TO THE FULL EXTENT
SUCH MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY LAW.
III. STATE LAW RIGHTS:
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR
LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.
This warranty gives specific legal rights, and there may be other
rights which may vary from state to state.
IV. HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE:
You must provide proof of purchase (bearing the date of purchase
and Product item serial number) in order to receive warranty service
and, also, deliver or send the Product item, transportation and
insurance prepaid, to an authorized warranty service location.
Warranty service will be provided by Motorola through one of its
authorized warranty service locations. If you first contact the company
which sold you the Product, it can facilitate your obtaining warranty
service. You can also call Motorola at 1-888-567-7347 US/Canada.
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V. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
A) Defects or damage resulting from use of the Product in other
than its normal and customary manner.
B) Defects or damage from misuse, accident, water, or neglect.
C) Defects or damage from improper testing, operation,
maintenance, installation, alteration, modification, or
adjustment.
D) Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by
defects in material workmanship.
E) A Product subjected to unauthorized Product modifications,
disassemblies or repairs (including, without limitation, the
addition to the Product of non-Motorola supplied equipment)
which adversely affect performance of the Product or
interfere with Motorola's normal warranty inspection and
testing of the Product to verify any warranty claim.
F) Product which has had the serial number removed or made
illegible.
G) Rechargeable batteries if:
• any of the seals on the battery enclosure of cells are
broken or show evidence of tampering.
• the damage or defect is caused by charging or using the
battery in equipment or service other than the Product for
which it is specified.
H) Freight costs to the repair depot.
I)
A Product which, due to illegal or unauthorized alteration of
the software/firmware in the Product, does not function in
accordance with MOTOROLA’s published specifications or
the FCC type acceptance labeling in effect for the Product at
the time the Product was initially distributed from
MOTOROLA.
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J) Scratches or other cosmetic damage to Product surfaces that
does not affect the operation of the Product.
K) Normal and customary wear and tear.
VI. PATENT AND SOFTWARE PROVISIONS:
MOTOROLA will defend, at its own expense, any suit brought against
the end user purchaser to the extent that it is based on a claim that
the Product or parts infringe a United States patent, and MOTOROLA
will pay those costs and damages finally awarded against the end
user purchaser in any such suit which are attributable to any such
claim, but such defense and payments are conditioned on the
following:
A) that MOTOROLA will be notified promptly in writing by such
purchaser of any notice of such claim;
B) that MOTOROLA will have sole control of the defense of such
suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and
C) should the Product or parts become, or in MOTOROLA’s
opinion be likely to become, the subject of a claim of
infringement of a United States patent, that such purchaser
will permit MOTOROLA, at its option and expense, either to
procure for such purchaser the right to continue using the
Product or parts or to replace or modify the same so that it
becomes non-infringing or to grant such purchaser a credit
for the Product or parts as depreciated and accept its return.
The depreciation will be an equal amount per year over the
lifetime of the Product or parts as established by
MOTOROLA.
MOTOROLA will have no liability with respect to any claim of patent
infringement which is based upon the combination of the Product or
parts furnished hereunder with software, apparatus or devices not
furnished by MOTOROLA, nor will MOTOROLA have any liability for
the use of ancillary equipment or software not furnished by
MOTOROLA which is attached to or used in connection with the
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Product. The foregoing states the entire liability of MOTOROLA with
respect to infringement of patents by the Product or any parts thereof.
Laws in the United States and other countries preserve for
MOTOROLA certain exclusive rights for copyrighted MOTOROLA
software such as the exclusive rights to reproduce in copies and
distribute copies of such Motorola software. MOTOROLA software
may be used in only the Product in which the software was originally
embodied and such software in such Product may not be replaced,
copied, distributed, modified in any way, or used to produce any
derivative thereof. No other use including, without limitation,
alteration, modification, reproduction, distribution, or reverse
engineering of such MOTOROLA software or exercise of rights in
such MOTOROLA software is permitted. No license is granted by
implication, estoppel or otherwise under MOTOROLA patent rights or
copyrights.
VII. GOVERNING LAW:
This Warranty is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, USA.
Service
Proper repair and maintenance procedures will assure efficient
operation and long life for this product. A Motorola maintenance
agreement will provide expert service to keep this and all other
communication equipment in perfect operating condition. A
nationwide service organization is provided by Motorola to support
maintenance services. Through its maintenance and installation
program, Motorola makes available the finest service to those
desiring reliable, continuous communications on a contract basis. For
a contract service agreement, please contact your nearest Motorola
service or sales representative, or an authorized Motorola dealer.
Express Service Plus (ESP) is an optional extended service coverage
plan, which provides for the repair of this product for a period of three
years from the date of shipment from the factory, or the date of
delivery if purchased from an authorized Motorola two-way radio
dealer. For more information about ESP, contact the Motorola Radio
Support Center, 2204 Galvin Drive, Elgin, IL 60123, 1-800-227-6772.
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Index
Symbols
S1 .......................................... 3
S2 .......................................... 3
S3 .......................................... 3
programmable top
T2 .......................................... 3
T3 .......................................... 3
700/800, VHF/UHF frequencies.....1
A
alarm
sending emergency .................30
sending silent emergency ........31
alarms
call received while on ..............65
non-rearmable .........................65
optional external
permanent horn and lights ...64
purpose ................................63
turning on and off .................63
rearmable ................................65
selected, turning on and off .....64
alert tones
general ......................................9
secure-equipped radios ...........12
analog squelch options ...............29
annunciator
call received ..............................7
carrier squelch ...........................7
direct .........................................8
priority scan ...............................8
programming view mode ...........8
purpose .....................................7
scan ...........................................8
secure operation .......................7
answering
call alert page (Enhanced Private
Call) .......................................56
call alert page (PTT button) .....55
private conversation call ....77, 87
telephone call ..........................44
autoscan .....................................36
B
basic radio operation ..................15
button
menu select ...............................3
programmable side
C
call
send a status .......................... 26
sending emergency ................ 32
talkgroup ................................. 69
Call Alert ..................................... 81
call alert page
answering using Enhanced
Private Call ........................... 56
answering using PTT button ... 55
sending ................................... 54
call list
directly accessing last ID
number ..................... 52, 74, 84
scrolling to last ID
number ..................... 51, 73, 83
call received status annunciator ... 7
calling last ID number ........... 71, 81
carrier squelch status
annunciator ................................ 7
channel
definition ................................. 17
selecting .................................. 17
conventional mode
receiving ................................. 18
scan ........................................ 35
squelch options ....................... 29
transmitting ............................. 21
conventional operation
encryption key selection ........ 100
key index selection ................. 99
D
deleting nuisance modes ............ 41
digital carrier-operated squelch .. 29
digital squelch options ................ 29
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Index
direct entry of last ID
number .........................50, 72, 82
direct status annunciator ...............8
display
description .................................5
dynamic regrouping
mode (menu) selection ............89
purpose ...................................89
reprogram request ...................90
select-disabled .........................89
select-enabled .........................89
E
editing
selecting characters .................62
electronic (menu) mode selection 89
emergency alarm
sending ....................................30
sending silent ..........................31
emergency call, sending .............32
encryption key selection ............100
Enhanced Private Conversation ..81
entering telephone number
from phone list .........................45
on keypad ................................45
external alarms
optional (horns and lights) .......63
permanent horn and lights .......64
turning on and off ....................63
F
failsoft
operation .................................94
tone .........................................94
features
common radio ..........................25
trunking ....................................79
frequency range
VHF ...........................................1
frequency ranges
700/800 MHz .............................1
UHF ...........................................1
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G
glossary .................................... 111
H
HOME key ................................ 3, 7
I
identifying radio by PTT-ID ......... 42
index selection ............................ 99
indicator
LED ........................................... 9
out-of-range ............................ 95
initiating a telephone call ............ 47
K
key
encryption ............................... 99
HOME ................................... 3, 7
left scroll .................................... 3
right scroll .................................. 3
keypad
description ................................. 2
entering telephone number ..... 45
HOME key ................................. 3
left scroll key ............................. 3
manual entry ........................... 13
menu select buttons .................. 3
MODE switch ............................ 3
muting tones ........................... 34
right scroll key ........................... 3
selecting characters ................ 62
VOL (volume) switch ................. 3
L
last .............................................. 71
last ID number
calling ................................ 71, 81
direct entry .................. 50, 72, 82
directly accessing ........ 52, 74, 84
paging ..................................... 81
scrolling call list ........... 51, 73, 83
Index
LED indicator ................................9
left scroll key .................................3
M
manual keypad entry ..................13
menu select buttons ......................3
mode
conventional
receiving ..............................18
transmitting ..........................21
definition ..................................17
selection ..................................17
MODE switch ................................3
modes
deleting nuisance ....................41
monitoring conventional ..........16
monitoring conventional modes ..16
muting keypad tones ...................34
N
non-priority scan .........................35
non-rearmable alarms .................65
normal squelch ...........................29
nuisance modes, deleting ...........41
O
operation
basic radio ...............................15
repeater/direct .........................67
smart PTT ...............................68
SmartZone ..............................91
telephone ................................44
operator-selectable scan .............36
options
analog squelch ........................29
conventional squelch ...............29
digital squelch .........................29
out-of-range indication ................95
override, quick-key ......................68
P
paging last ID number .................81
patent disclosure ..........................iii
power, selecting transmit ............ 28
priority scan ................................ 35
priority scan status annunciator .... 8
private conversation call
answering ......................... 77, 87
sending ............................. 76, 86
sending call alert page ............ 54
program a scan list ..................... 39
programming
name
call list ................................. 60
page list ............................... 60
phone list ............................. 60
number
call list ................................. 57
page list ............................... 57
phone list ............................. 57
scan list ................................... 39
programming view mode status
annunciator ................................. 8
PTT (Push-to-Talk)
smart ....................................... 68
PTT-ID
identifying a radio .................... 42
Push-to-Talk Identification
(PTT-ID) ................................... 42
Q
quick-key override ...................... 68
R
radio
basic operation ....................... 15
scanning mode lists ................ 35
radio features, common .............. 25
rearmable alarms ........................ 65
receiving
on conventional modes ........... 18
on trunked systems ................. 20
regrouping
dynamic .................................. 89
select-disabled radios ............. 89
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select-enabled radios ..............89
repeater/direct operation .............67
reprogram request .......................90
right scroll key ...............................3
S
S1 programmable side button .......3
S2 programmable side button .......3
S3 programmable side button .......3
scan list
programming ...........................39
viewing ....................................38
scan status annunciator ................8
scanning
autoscan ..................................36
conventional scan ....................35
mode lists ................................35
non-priority ...............................35
operator-selectable ..................36
priority ......................................35
talkgroup scan .........................35
trunking priority scan ...............35
turning on and off ....................37
scroll keys, description ..................5
scrolling to last ID
number .........................51, 73, 83
secure operation status
annunciator .................................7
select-disable regrouping ............89
selected alarms, turning on
and off .......................................64
select-enable regrouping .............89
selecting
characters ................................62
encryption key .......................100
key index .................................99
talkgroups ................................69
telephone number to call .........45
transmit power .........................28
zone and mode (channel) ........17
selection
channel ....................................17
mode .......................................17
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zone ........................................ 17
selective squelch ........................ 29
sending
call alert page .......................... 54
emergency alarm .................... 30
emergency call ........................ 32
private conversation call .... 76, 86
silent emergency alarm ........... 31
service ...................................... 119
silent emergency alarm ............... 31
site
lock .......................................... 91
trunking ................................... 94
site view search .......................... 93
smart PTT ................................... 68
SmartZone system
operation ................................. 91
site lock ................................... 91
site trunking ............................. 94
site view search ....................... 93
softkeys, description ..................... 5
squelch
digital carrier-operated ............ 29
normal ..................................... 29
options
analog .................................. 29
digital ................................... 29
selective .................................. 29
status
annunciators ............................. 7
call ........................................... 26
switch
MODE ....................................... 3
VOL (volume) ............................ 3
T
T2 programmable button .............. 3
T3 programmable button .............. 3
talkgroup
calls ......................................... 69
scan ........................................ 35
selection .................................. 69
telephone call
Index
answering ................................44
initiating ...................................47
telephone number
entering from phone list ...........45
entering on keypad ..................45
selection ..................................45
telephone operation,
description ................................44
time-out timer ..............................23
timer, time-out .............................23
tones
alert (general) ............................9
alert (secure-equipped radios) 12
failsoft ......................................94
muting keypad .........................34
transmit power, selecting ............28
transmitting
on conventional modes ...........21
on trunked systems .................22
trunking
failsoft ......................................94
features ...................................79
priority scan .............................35
programming page, call, and
phone list names ....................60
programming page, call, and
phone list numbers ................57
SmartZone operation ..............91
status calls ..............................26
systems
receiving .............................. 20
transmitting .......................... 22
viewing page, call, and phone
lists ....................................... 43
U
UHF frequencies ........................... 1
V
VHF frequency ............................. 1
maritime radio use ................ 107
viewing
call list ..................................... 43
page list .................................. 43
phone list ................................ 43
scan list ................................... 38
VOL (volume) switch .................... 3
W
warranty .................................... 115
Z
zone
definition ................................. 17
selection .................................. 17
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W3 Control Head Foldout Page
On/Off
Button
(T1)
Orange Programmable
Button
(T2)
Programmable
Button
(T3)
LED
Indicator
Display
Softkeys
Push-To-Talk
(PTT) Button
Menu-select
buttons
Side Button 1 (S1)
HOME
Side Button 2 (S2)
Side Button 3 (S3)
Volume
Control
VOL
MO D E
1Q Z
2 ABC
3 DEF
4 GHI
5 JK L
6 MN O
7 PRS
8 TUV
9 WXY
Mode Control
Alphanumeric
Keypad
0
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