Owner`s manual | Audiovox FR5312 Two-Way Radio User Manual

Owner’s Manual
Model FR-531-2
Two Way Family Radio
VOX
MIC
VOX
SCAN
PWR
Customer Service
1-800-290-6650
Released on 12-18-01
Revision A: 8-13-02--Functional operation changed to reflect
new manufacturer’s specifications.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SELECTION
OF THE FR-531-2 (FAMILY RADIO)
It is one of the most sophisticated and reliable two way
family radios available.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR FR-531-2 (FAMILY RADIO)
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
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FEATURES
Your FR-531-2 Family Radio is a portable, easy to use, two-way radio that you can
carry almost anywhere. It is skillfully constructed to give you reliable communications for many different applications. The FR-531-2 is ideal for use around the
house, in your boat, on hunting and camping trips, on the ski slopes or at the mall.
VOX
MIC
VOX
SCAN
PWR
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PERFORMANCE
Your transceiver will achieve its maximum operating range when communicating
with other transceivers in a flat open area with no trees or buildings obstructing its
signal. Range may be up to two miles under such conditions. Obstacles such as
buildings, trees or mountains will tend to reduce the transceiver’s effective range.
FCC WARNING
Replacement or substitution of transistors, diodes or other parts of a unique
nature, with parts other than those recommended by the manufacturer, may cause
a violation of the technical regulations of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Your wireless hand-held portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter.
When the PTT button is pushed it sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. The
device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50%. In August 1996,
the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted RF exposure
guidelines with safety levels for hand-held wireless devices.
Important: To maintain compliance with the FCC’ s RF exposure guidelines hold
the transmitter at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your face and
speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away. If you
wear the handset on your body while using the headset accessory,
use only the Audiovox supplied belt clip for this product and ensure
that the antenna is at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your body
when transmitting. Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized
antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the transmitter
and may violate FCC regulations.
Normal Position: Hold the transmitter approximately 1” from your face and
speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away.
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FUNCTION AND LOCATION OF THE CONTROLS
15
16
EAR
MIC CHG
14
2
11
3
12
4
10
13
VOX
7
MIC
8
VOX
SCAN
PWR
17
5
1
9
6
4
(REF)
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1.
Power Button: Press and hold this button for 2 seconds to turn the trans
ceiver on or off.
2.
Push-to-Talk Button (PTT): Press to transmit. Release to receive.
3.
Monitor Button: Press and hold to bypass the squelch and listen to channel
activity; a momentary press activates LCD backlighting for 5 seconds.
4.
Carry Clip
5.
Battery Compartment
6.
Speaker
7.
Microphone
8.
SCAN Button: Press this button to initiate an automatic scan of FRS
channels 1-14.
9.
Down Button: Press this button to decrease the volume or channel setting.
10. Up Button: Press this button to increase the volume or channel setting.
11. LCD Display: Displays the current FRS channel number as well as other
functions.
12. Function Select Button: Press this button to select and toggle through all
unit functions.
13. VOX Button: Press this button to activate the Voice-Operated Transmis
sion function.
14. Fixed Antenna
15. Ear/Microphone (EAR/MIC) Jack: For use with an optional Audiovox
approved Ear/Microphone set which facilitates hands-free VOX operation.
16. Charger (CHG) Jack: Not Used.
17. Charging Contacts: Not Used.
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LCD DISPLAY AND OPERATION
VOX
The FR-531-2 is equipped with an LCD
display to indicate its settings and
functions.
Transmission Indicator
Low Battery Alert
FRS Channel Indicator (1–14).
Appears each
time power is turned on during a power-on selftest of the unit.
appears each time power is turned on during
a power-on self-test of the unit to check integrity
of LCD.
Key Lock Indicator. Appears for 2 seconds when
Function (F) button is pressed and held to
disable unit key functions (except PTT).
Busy Channel Indicator. Displays when
BUSY Monitor button is pressed.
VOX
VOX Function Indicator
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your FR-531-2 requires four AAA alkaline
cells. Alkaline batteries will provide the best
performance from your transceiver. Remove
the battery cover by rotating the carry clip away
from the battery compartment. Slide the battery cover downward while applying pressure
at the embossed arrow. Observe the polarity
symbols inside the battery tray when installing the batteries.
CLIP
RELEASE
LATCH
EMBOSSED
ARROW
BATTERY
COVER
CAUTION:
Incorrect battery installation can damage the unit.
The EAR MIC jack is intended for use with Audiovox approved ear microphone/headset, while the CHG jack is not used.
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USING YOUR FR-531-2
Turning the Transceiver On and Off
Pressing the power button (1) for 2 seconds will activate the unit. The speaker
will sound a beep tone to confirm the transceiver’s activation. In addition, the
transceiver will perform a 1-second power-on self-test, whereby the LCD display will show all functional items, including a test of the 2-digit channel
display (
). To turn the unit off, simply press and hold the power button for
2 seconds. The unit will confirm its shutdown with a single beep tone.
Volume Level
Audio reception volume is controlled by the Up (▲10) and the Down (▼ 9)
button. Momentarily pressing either button will raise or lower the volume
level.
Low Battery Alert
When the batteries are in need of replacement or charging, the low battery
icon (
) will appear on the LCD display and the transceiver will sound a
1-minute beep to alert the user. If unattended, the unit will eventually turn off.
Monitor Button
You can monitor channel activity by pressing the Monitor (M) button (3). If
pressed for more than 2 seconds, you can continuously monitor channel
activity. Press again, momentarily, and monitoring is disabled. Pressing this
button momentarily will cause the unit to beep and the LCD backlight function will be activated for 5 seconds.
Function (F) Select Button (12)
Pressing this button will allow selection of frequency channels as well as
selection of the various unit functions. Each press permits selection of the
desired channel (1–14) and Roger Beep tone.
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FUNCTIONS
Channel Selection
Press the function button once or until the two digit channel display flashes.
Press Up or Down buttons (10, 9) to select desired channel (1–14). Press the
PTT button to confirm and fix channel selection.
Roger Beep Tone
The Roger Beep is a beep tone sequence which is automatically transmitted
whenever the PTT button is released. This alerts the receiving party that your
transmission has been ended intentionally, provided that unit has an enabled
Roger Beep funtion also. To enable the Roger Beep tone:
- Press the F button twice until the rb icon flashes and On or oF
appears on the display.
- Then press the Up or Down button to set the function On.
- To disable the Roger Beep tone, proceed as before, except press the Up
or Down button to set the function oF.
- Press the PTT button to confirm the On or oF condition.
Beep Confirmation Tones
Whenever any of the function select buttons are pressed, the speaker will
automatically sound a beep tone to confirm each press.
VOX Function
This feature enables you to have hands-free conversation. When using the internal
microphone/speaker or external microphone/headset (purchased separately),
your voice or the signal is detected and the radio transmits and receives
automatically.
To access the VOX function:
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Press the VOX button; the VOX icon appears on the display.
NOTE: In the VOX mode, the sensitivity is automatically set.
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To exit the VOX mode, press the VOX button again; the VOX icon will
disappear from the display.
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Channel Scanning
Pressing the SCAN button initiates and automatic scan of the FRS channels
(1-14) in the upward or downward direction.
- Press the SCAN button; channel scan will commence.
- To scan in the upward direction, press the Up Channel/Volume button; to
scan in the downward direction, press the Down Channel/Volume button.
The channels will be scanned in the selected direction for channel activity
and then repeat. If an active channel is encountered, scan will pause on
the active channel for 5 seconds, and then proceed to the next channel.
- If the PTT button is pressed during scan, scanning will stop, and a
transmission will be sent on the primary channel whose number will flash
for 15 seconds after the PTT button is released. Then scanning will
continue.
- To terminate the scan function, press the SCAN button again.
CALL Function
When the PTT button is pressed twice, the unit will transmit a 3-second ringing
sound to other transceivers tuned to the same channel. This feature can be
used to signal other parties that voice communication is desired.
Keylock Function
To enable the Keylock function, press the Function (F) button for more than 2
seconds;
appears on the display for about 2 seconds. When this feature is
active, all buttons are disabled except the PTT, Monitor (M) and PWR buttons. If
any locked button is pressed in this mode, the
icon will momentarily appear
on the display to remind the user that Keylock is still in effect.
To disable the Keylock function, press the Function (F) button for more than 2
seconds; the unit will beep and all buttons will become active. In addition, if the
unit is turned off while in the lock mode, Key Lock will still be active when the
unit is again turned on.
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To Transmit
1. Set the desired primary channel.
2. Press and hold the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button while speaking slowly and
clearly in a normal voice, approximately 2 to 3 inches from the microphone.
3. The transmit icon (
) will illuminate while transmitting.
4. Release the PTT (Push-to-Talk) button when you finish speaking to receive
incoming signals. If enabled a “Roger Beep” tone will be heard on the receiving unit to indicate end of transmission.
To Receive.
1. Set the desired channel.
2. Adjust the volume control to the desired listening volume by using the up and
down buttons.
3. The transceiver will play strong received signals through its internal speaker
or through a headset, if so equipped.
Monitor Function
The monitor button can be used to play all signals present on a channel. This is
useful when communicating with other parties at extreme range.
The monitor function can be locked on by pressing the Monitor button for more
than 2 seconds. When the monitor lock has been activated, the LCD display will
indicate BUSY. Pressing the monitor button a second time will unlock the monitor
function.
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WARNING
! Remove the batteries from the transceiver if it is not expected to be used for
long periods. This will eliminate the possibility of battery acid leaking from the
batteries and corroding the transceiver.
! Avoid exposing the unit to water or extremes of temperature.
! Do not use this device in or near a mining facility, which uses remotely triggered explosives or in areas labeled “Blasting Area”. Premature or accidental
detonation may result.
! Do not attempt to modify or in any way increase the output of this transceiver.
Its output is designed to meet the legal limits set by the FCC.
! Do not use this device or change its batteries in potentially explosive
atmospheres as sparks in such areas could result in an explosion.
! Turn your transceiver off wherever posted notices restrict the use of radios or
cellular telephones. Facilities such as hospitals may use equipment that is
sensitive to RF energy.
! Turn your transceiver off on-board aircraft when requested to do so.
! Do not place your transceiver in front of a vehicle’s air-bag. If the air-bag
deploys, it could propel the transceiver like a projectile.
! This transceiver complies with F.C.C. regulations for use in the United States.
Use in other countries may be prohibited or restricted by local regulation.
Please check with the local regulating agency before using this device outside of the United States.
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SPECIFICATIONS*
Channels:
Output Power:
Battery Life
Alkaline:
Power Source:
*
14
500 mW ERP
30 - 35 Hours
6.0V DC
These specifications are subject to change without notice.
They represent typical values, individual units may vary.
Channel Frequencies:
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
MHz
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
Channel
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
MHz
467.5625
467.5875
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
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90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to Audiovox Family Radio Service Products.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail
purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under
normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship
within 90 days from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be
repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's
option) without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale),
specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the warranty center at the
address shown below.
The Company disclaims liability for communications range of this product.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the
opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration,
improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or
defacement of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF
THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT,
SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE
PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY
HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any
liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION, 150 MARCUS BLVD., HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788
1-800-290-6650
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