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Customer Service
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CAUTIONS
NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHARGE ALKALINE OR DRY CELL BATTERIES, AS BATTERIES
MAY BURST CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT. WHEN
RECHARGING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE (Ni-MH) BATTERIES IN THE HANDHELD UNIT USING THE AUDIOVOX CHARGING BASE STATION, USE ONLY
AUDIOVOX APPROVED RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. USE OF THE AUDIOVOX
BASE STATION CHARGER WITH OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED, AS BATTERY CHARGING TIMES WILL VARY WITH
DIFFERENT BRANDS. REFER TO THE
MANUFACTURER’S
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHARGING OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES.
AVOID PLACING THE FRS-3000PK RADIO TRANSCEIVER AND BASE STATION FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR IN TEMPERATURES BELOW -4° F (-20° C) OR ABOVE 140 ° F (60° C).
KEEP EITHER ANTENNA AT 1 INCH (2.5 cm) AWAY FROM YOUR HEAD AND
BODY. DO NOT USE YOUR FRS-3000PK RADIO TRANSCEIVER OR BASE STATION
WITH A DAMAGED ANTENNA.
PLACE THE RUBBER COVER ON JACKS WHEN NOT IN USE.
Family Radio Service:
The Family Radio Service (FRS) 2-way base (fixed) station “transceiver”
(“transmitter and receiver”) and hand-held radio havd been designed for
family and friends to keep in touch without the need for a license. This
fixed/mobile combination provides safety and convenience indoors and
outdoors for two-way radio operation between home base and the mobile
FRS unit, and operates on Family Radio Service designated frequencies.
The FCC has established the license free, short -range two- way radio
service for family and individual recreational use.
The optimal range for this 2-way radio combination is approximately 2
miles in open areas; less in areas with buildings, dense foliage, and
mountains.
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Model FRS-3000PK Mobile and Base Station
Transceivers
The mobile (hand-held) transceiver, when equipped with NiMH rechargable
batteries, can be recharged when placed in the fixed base station transceiver cradle, which also acts as a desk-top charger.
BASE STATION
RETRACTABLE
ANTENNA
MOBILE
TRANSCEIVER
ANTENNA
WALL ADAPTER
OUTPUT PLUG
(9 VDC)
BASE STATION
INPUT JACK
(DC 9V)
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MOBILE
(HAND-HELD)
RECHARGABLE
TRANSCEIVER
FIXED BASE
STATION
TRANSCEIVER
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AC WALL ADAPTER
120 VAC TO 9 VDC
(P/N F30ADP)
Model FRS-3000PK Mobile Transceiver Controls
and Indicators
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(REF)
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3.
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5.
6.
Battery Door
Monitor/Backlight Button
Detachable Carry Clip
Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
Antenna
External Speaker(SPK)/Microphone (MIC) Jacks
7. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
8. Combination Transmit Indicator (Red)/Receive and Monitor Indicator (Green)
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
SCAN/Lock Button
Up Channel/Volume Button
Built-in Speaker
Built-in Microphone
Down Channel/Volume
Button
14. Power On/Off Control
15. MODE Button
16. Battery Charging Contacts
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Model FRS-3000PK Base Unit Controls and
Indicators
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DC 9V
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FRS Mobile Unit Battery Charge
Contacts
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3. Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
9. Power On/Off and Function Set
Button
10. LCD Backlight/Monitor (MON)
Button
4. MODE Button
11. SCAN/Lock Button
5. Antenna (Retractable)
12. Up/Down Channel/Volume
Buttons
2. Built-in Speaker
6. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
13. FRS Unit Battery CHG On/Off
Switch
7. DC 9V Charger Input Jack
8. Combination Transmit Indicator (Red)/Receive and Monitor Indicator (Green)
14. Built-in Microphone
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Model FRS-3000 Mobile Transceiver Display
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1. Button (Key) Tone Beep On/Off Indicator: This icon appears
when the beep key tone is on, and disappears when tone is not
in use.
1. Beep Tone Indicator: Icon appears when beep button confirmation
tone is selected; icon disappears when tone is off.
2. Monitor Indicator: Icon appears when the Monitor (M) button is
pressed and the channel monitor function is activated.
3. Key Lock Indicator: Icon appears when the keypad is locked. This
function disables keys such as channel up/down and MODE.
4. Signal Strength Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being
received. The icon consists of five bars to indicate the received signal
level.
5. Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) Indicator:
Indicator appears when the CTCSS tone function is active.
6. Large Segment Display: Indicates the FRS channel number in use.
7. Scan Indicator: This function allows the user to scan a channel every
0.5 second to search for a valid signal.
8. RogerBeep Tone On/Off Indicator: This icon appears when the
Roger Beep tone is on, and disappears when tone is not in use.
9. Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates the battery charge level.
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10.Caller Identification (ID) Indicator: This indication appears when
you select a caller identification code (between 1 and 10). ID selection
operates in conjunction with the small segment display, and can also
be used to identify a calling party in the monitor mode.
11. Small Segment Display: Displays the CTCSS tone option in the
channel from (01-38).
12.Out of Range Indicator: Icon will be on steady when received signal
strength is normal; icon flashes when signal strength becomes weak
and intermittant.
13.Dual Watch Mode Indicator: Indicator appears when dual watch mode
i s active.
14.Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: This function allows
hands free conversation. The indicator appears when the VOX mode
i s activated.
Model FRS-3000PK Desk Top Base Station Display
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1. Button (Key) Tone Beep On/Off Indicator: This icon appears
when the beep key tone is on, and disappears when tone is not
in use.
2. Monitor Indicator: Icon appears when the Monitor (L/MON)
button is pressed and the channel monitor function is activated.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
13.
14.
15.
Key Lock Indicator: Icon appears when keypad is locked. This
function disables keys such as channel up/down and MODE.
Signal Strength Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being
received. The icon consists of three bars to indicate the received
signal level. The icon also represents transmit signal power when
transmitting.
Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) Indicator:
Icon appears when the CTCSS tone function is active.
Large Segment Display: Indicates the FRS channel number in
use.
Scan Indicator: This function allows the user to scan a channel
and/or a tone code every .5 second to search for a valid signal.
Dual Watch Mode Indicator: Icon appears when dual watch mode
is active.
Roger Beep Tone Indicator: Icon appears when the roger beep
tone is enabled, signifying transmission has been terminated.
Icon disappears when tone is disabled.
Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates the battery charge level.
Weather Mode Indicator: Icon appears steady when weather
mode is active; it flashes when weather alert is active in the FRS
mode.
Small Segment Display: Displays the CTCSS tone option for a
given channel from (01-38).
Out-of-Range Indicator: Icon will be on steady when received signal
strength is normal; icon flashes when signal strength becomes
weak and intermittant..
Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: This function
allows hands-free conversation. The icon appears when the VOX
mode is activated.
NOTE: The Base Station provides a NOAA Weather Alert feature
and a battery charge button, whereas the Mobile HandHeld Transceiver does not provide these features.
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Powering the transceiver:
Your FRS-3000PK hand-held mobile radio transceiver operates on four
AAA batteries. Alkaline batteries will provide slightly better performance
than the supplied rechargeable batteries. Only Audiovox approved
rechargeable batteries can be recharged in this transceiver using the Base
Station charging feature and the charging Adapter supplied with the unit.
This will ensure optimum performance for the mobile unit. Use of the Base
Unit charging feature with other brands of batteries is not recommended
as battery charging times will vary. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions
for charging other brands of batteries.
Equipment and Accessories Supplied
1.
Radio Transceivers (2)
2.
3.
Owner’s Manual (1)
Batteries (4)
4.
AC Wall Adapter
FRS-3000PK (Mobile and
Fixed Base Station)
128-6416
Rechargeable NiMH (P/N
F30BATT)
RDG-4109500 (P/N F30ADP)
Batteries
There are three methods of powering the FRS-3000PK Mobile Transceiver:
1. Alkaline Batteries.
WARNING: Do not attempt to recharge Alkaline batteries.
2. Audiovox Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries - (Rechargeable NiMH
batteries, Desk Top Base Station Transceiver, and Wall Charging
Adapter included as part of the FRS-3000PK). Use only Audiovox
approved rechargeable batteries and Desk Top Base Station
charger when charging batteries internal to the Mobile Transceiver.
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3. Various Brands of Rechargeable Batteries - Use of the Base
Station Desk-Top charging feature with other brands of rechargeable batteries is not recommended, as battery charging times will
vary with different brands of batteries. Refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for charging other brands of batteries.
The battery charge indicator icon displays the battery charge level in the
mobile transceiver. When the AC adapter is connected to the base station
transceiver, it’s indicator icon will always indicate a full charge. A full charge
of batteries in the mobile unit is indicated by the battery icon as shown
below:
Full Battery - three segments are illuminated.
Low Battery - one segment is illuminated.
Approximately 10-12 hours are required to fully charge the batteries in the
mobile transceiver. The red H LED charging indicator (*8) on the base
station transceiver will light whenever the batteries are charging. If the
charging indicator flashes on/off when the CHG button is pressed, it is
likely no batteries are installed in the mobile unit. You must set the CHG
button off when using any batteries other than the ones provided for the
mobile transceiver. Failure to do this may cause damage to the batteries
resulting in personal injury and/or damage to either, or both, units.
Caution: The charging adapter is intended for use with the supplied
rechargeable Ni-MH batteries Part Number F30BATT. Do not
attempt to recharge any other type batteries.
Installing the Batteries in the Mobile Transceiver
Battery installation in the Mobile Transceiver is made more convenient
when the carry clip is removed. To do this, release the spring latch securing
the clip to radio and slide the clip downward and away from the radio body.
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Next, press down with the thumb at the embossed arrow on the battery
compartment cover, and slide the battery cover down and off the radio.
Insert four AAA batteries (alternate positive ends (+) toward the bottom of
the transceiver, (starting left-to-right).
SPRING
LATCH
COVER
ARROW
CARRY
CLIP
+
+
BATTERY
COVER
+
1. Using thumb,
press down on
battery cover at
arrow and slide
cover down.
POSITIVE
TERMINALS
+
2. Then lift up cover at 3.
bottom to open. Then
remove cover from
unit.
Insert four AAA batteries
(positive (+) end toward
the bottom begining at
left side and alternating
positive terminals as
shown).
The following guidelines will improve performance and provide longer
operating times for the FRS-3000Pk mobile transceiver:
1. Do not mix old and new batteries.
2. The use of alkaline-type batteries is recommended to provide the
longest operating time.
3. Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
batteries.
4. If the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time, remove
the batteries. Old or leaking batteries can cause damage to the unit
and will void the warranty.
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Base Station Transceiver Charging Setup For the Mobile Transceiver
When the mobile transceiver is equipped with rechargeable NiMH batteries
(supplied), they may be charged using the base station setup as follows:
1. Position the hand-held transceiver in the base station cradle as shown.
2. Connect the charging adapter plug to the DC 9V jack at the rear of the
base station transceiver.
3. Plug the other end of the charging adapter into a 120 VAC outlet.
4. On the base station, momentarily press the CHG button; the H indicator
lights red indicating the mobile transceiver batteries are being charged.
5. To terminate battery charge, momentarily press the CHG button again;
the H indicator will extinguish.
CHARGING ADAPTER
PLUG
MOBILE TRANSCEIVER
EQUIPPED WITH
RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES
CHARGING (H)
LED INDICATOR
CHARGE (CHG)
ON/OFF BUTTON
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AC WALL
CHARGING
ADAPTER
SCAN
MODE
CHG
PTT
MODEL RGD-4109500
(P/N F30ADP)
INPUT: 120 VAC
OUTPUT: 9 VDC
DESK TOP BASE STATION
WITH CHARGING FEATURE
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FRS-3000PK OPERATIONAL MODES
BASE STATION
WEATHER MODE
HANDSET/BASE
STATION MODE
CHANNEL
SELECT
CHANNEL
SELECT
WEATHER
ALERT
NOTE:
CTCSS
SELECT
The Mode Control features for
both the Mobile hand-held transceiver and the fixed base station
transceiver are the same, except
the base station also has a
Weather Station Alert (NOAA)
capability, plus it can charge the
Mobile transceiver batteries when
this unit is so equipped. In the
following discussions, the base
station transceiver controls, etc.
are highlighted with an asterisk.
VOX
SELECT
DUAL
WATCH
ROGER
BEEP
BUTTON
BEEP
ID
SELECT
CALL
SELECT
Controls:
Power On/Off (14, *9) Button
) for at least 2 seconds. You
Press and hold the power on/off button (
will hear a confirming melody to indicate the unit is on. To turn the unit
off, press and hold the button for at least 2 seconds.
Adjusting the Volume
With either transceiver powered on, press the respective Up
Channel/Volume button (
) to increase volume and the Down
Channel/Volume button ( ) to decrease volume. The display will indicate
the current volume level between 1 and 7 by the small number in the icon
( U 05 ).
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Monitor/Display Backlight Button (2, *10)
This button is used to check activity on the current frequency before
transmitting. Check activity by pressing the Monitor (M) Button longer
icon will apppear on the display and you will
than 2 seconds; the
hear static if frequency is clear. Do not transmit if you hear conversation.
Hold down the Monitor Button again longer than 2 seconds and the
icon will disapppear from the display.
The monitor function will temporarily bypass the squelch setting and play
all signals on a given channel. This feature is useful when communicating
with other parties at extreme range.
By pressing the monitor button momentarily, the LCD backlight is turned
on accompanied by a beep tone; the LCD backlight will turn off automatically
in about 5 seconds, or when the monitor button is pressed momentarily
once again.
Push To Talk (PTT) Button (4, *3)
Pressing and holding this button will allow you to speak to any transceiver
that is set to the same channel and privacy code setting as yours. Hold the
transceiver approximately 1 to 2 inches from your face as you speak into
the built in microphone (12, *14). After you have finished speaking, release
the PTT Button to allow reception of incoming signals. It is not possible to
transmit and receive at the same time. The Transmit/Monitor LED at the
upper inside right corner of the LCD Panel (7, *6) will light red while the
PTT Button is pressed.
Releasing the button allows the unit to revert to standby mode. When
receiving an incoming signal, the Transmit/Monitor indicator will light green,
and the received signal strength indicator (
) will display the
relative strength of the signal.
The PTT Button can also be used as a two-way call ringer. Pressing the
button twice quickly will call another party on the same channel. The call
ring melody will sound on the receiving unit for approximately 3 seconds.
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Up Channel/Volume Button (10, *12)
In the standby mode, pressing this button will increment the listening
volume. When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the
unit’s settings.
Down Channel/Volume Button (13, *12)
In the standby mode, pressing this button will decrement the listening
volume. When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the
unit’s settings.
Mode Button (15, *4)
This button is used to select the various FRS feature settings such as
channel/CTCSS code selection, VOX mode, etc.
External Speaker (SPK)/Microphone (MIC) Jack (6)
This jack accepts an Audiovox headset/microphone connector (optional
accessory). For additional optional equipment and accessories for the
FRS-3000PK, visit the Audiovox web site at www.audiovox.com.
Scan/Lock Button (9, *11)
Press this Button momentarily to enable or disable the scan mode. Press
and hold the button for more than 1 second to lock or unlock the key pad. All
buttons will be active in the lock mode except, MODE and SCAN. When the
keypad is locked, the (
) icon will display in the top left corner.
Operating Modes and Features
FRS Operation:
- From the FRS standby mode, press and hold the (
) button for 2
seconds to turn on power.
- Press the MODE button so the Channel number flashes.
- Select the desired channel with the Up (10, *12) and Down (13, *12)
Buttons. When receiving a call, the monitor section of the Transmit/
Monitor LED lights green, and the signal strength meter, consisting
of a 5-bar graph, is displayed and indicates incoming received signal strength from minimum (a single bar) to maximum (five bars).
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- Press and hold the PTT button (4, *3) to transmit, then speak into
the microphone clearly and slowly. The Transmit/Monitor LED lights
red.
- Release the PTT Button (4, *3) to receive.
- Communication can only be accomplished when the channel and
CTCSS tone frequency of at least two parties are the same.
- The CTC icon will be displayed on the LCD panel if the CTCSS tone
frequency function is enabled.
Channel Selection
In order to communicate with other FRS units, both transmitting and receiving party must be on the same frequency.
The FRS-3000PK has 14 FRS channels (frequencies) (1-14) indicated by
the large digits on the LCD display panel. Channels 1-7 are shared
GMRS/FRS channels; channels 8-14 are FRS only. Communication with
Audiovox FRS and compatible units is possible on these 14 channels.
Before transmitting on the selected channel, press the Monitor (M) Button
(2, *10) to check the activity on that channel. If there is activity on the
selected channel, change to another channel that is clear.
To change the channel:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE button (15, *4) until the
channel number flashes.
- Press the Up Button (10, *12) briefly to move to the next higher main
channel number.
- Press the Down Button (13, *12) briefly to move to the next lower main
channel number.
CTCSS Mode (Sub-Channel) Selection
The Coded Tone Controlled Squelch System (CTCSS) provides 38 Sub-Frequencies. This feature allows you to utilize the coded squelch tones (01–
38) within a main channel and enables you to communicate with another
party on the same main channel using the same subcode. (This filters out
unwanted transmissions without the same coded squelch tone). There
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are 38 CTCSS Sub-channels for each main channel. A different subcode
may be selected for each of the 14 channels.
To change the CTCSS Sub-channel:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button twice; a flashing
oF or sub-channel number is displayed, together with the flashing
CTC icon. If oF is displayed, press the Up or Down button to enable
the CTCSS mode; the CTC icon will also flash on the display with the
flashing sub-channel number.
- Then press the Up or Down button to select the desired sub-channel
for use.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
The CTCSS mode can be turned off by selecting the oF icon as the setting.
NOTE: To communicate with other FRS units, they must be switched to
the same channel and CTCSS subcode. To communicate with
other FRS units that do not have subcodes, switch your unit to
the same channel with the subcode set to oF.
The CTCSS subcodes do not prevent others from hearing your
transmission. This will only allow you to ignore all traffic on a
given channel not using the same subcode.
VOX Selection Mode
This option enables you to have hands-free conversation. Your voice or
nearby sound is detected and the radio transmits without the need to
press the PTT button.
To set radio for VOX operation:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE button three times until
Uo appears with the VOX icon flashing on the display.
- Press the Up or Down button to select VOX On (if oF appears flashing) and the 1-5 VOX level sensitivity.
- Momentarily press the PTT button to confirm the VOX selection.
- The VOX icon will appear steady on the LCD display.
VOX can be turned off by selecting oF as the setting.
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Dual Watch Mode
This feature allows you to monitor two channels at the same time. While in
dual watch mode, the unit will continuously monitor both the primary and
dual watch channel. Received signals will be played for 5 seconds, then
the unit will resume scanning the two channels. Pressing the PTT button
during a received transmission will set the unit to transmit on the same
channel. Pressing the PTT button when no signal is received will set the
unit to transmit on the primary channel.
To set the Dual Watch Mode:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE button 4 times; dc appears on the display with the flashing DW icon. If the dual watch mode
is off, the oF icon will also appear flashing.
- To enable the dual watch mode, press the Up or Down button; the dual
watch channel number will flash and start to increment up or down as
the Up or Down button is pressed.
- Press the PTT button to confirm selection of the dual watch channel.
The display will now alternate between the primary channel and the
dual watch channel just selected.
Roger Beep Tone
The Roger Beep is a tone which is automatically transmitted whenever the
PTT button is released. This tone alerts the receiving party that the transmission has been terminated intentionally.
To enable and disable the Roger Beep tone:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button 5 times until rb
appears on the display with the flashing Roger Beep icon ( ) and On
or oF.
- Press the Up or Down Button to select the tone on or off as desired.
- When enabled, the tone icon (
) appears steady on the display.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
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Key Tone
This feature allows the transceiver to sound a confirmation tone whenever
the following keys are pressed: Monitor (M) Button, Up/Down Buttons, MODE
Button or the SCAN Button.
To turn the key tones on or off:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE Button six times until bP,
the Bell (
) icon, and On or oF flash on the LCD display.
- Press the Up or Down Button to toggle the key tone feature On or Off.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
When the key tone feature is on, the Bell icon appears steady on the
display, and the beep tones sound in response to button activation.
Caller Identification (ID) Select
The caller ID function allows you to assign an ID code between 1 and 10;
this code accompanies your transmission whenever you call another party,
and will appear at the receiving unit, provided it has caller ID capability.
To select a caller ID code for your unit:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE button 7 times; Id appears, together with a flashing ID and number (or oF) indication.
- If oF appears, press the Up or Down Button to select the desired caller
identification code for your unit between 1 and 10.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
Now, your caller ID number will accompany each transmission, and will
appear on the receiving unit, if so equipped, and vice-versa.
Call Ringer Selection Mode
The transceiver provides 3 user-selectable call ringer melodies to alert
you to an incoming call.
To select your favorite call ringer melody:
- From FRS standby mode, press the MODE button 8 times;
C will appear on the display, together with a flashing number (or oF)
between 01 and 03, and an appropriate call ring.
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- Press the Up or Down Button to preview and hear the 3 available call
melodies.
- Press the PTT button momentarily to confirm selection.
Refer to the PTT button (4) to transmit ring signal.
Channel Scan Operation
This feature allows you to monitor all channels automatically for valid
signals. While scanning, you can transmit and receive. When a signal is
received, the scan is interrupted and will return to scan mode 5 seconds
after reception is terminated.
NOTE: While the scan function is active, the MODE button will be
inoperative. The scan mode will reduce the overall battery life
since the battery save function is overridden.
To enable the channel scan mode:
- From FRS standby mode, momentarily press the SCAN Button;
(SCAN) will appear on the LCD display.
- The radio will display each channel (1-14) in order as the scan mode
operates to find an active main channel.
- If the unit doesn’t find any signals and you want to transmit, press the
PTT switch to return to home channel operation. The transceiver will
automatically resume scanning approximately 5 seconds after the
communication is completed.
- If there is no activity and you want to leave the scan mode, press the
SCAN button momentarily and the unit will return to normal operation;
SCAN icon will disappear from the LCD display.
Auto Key Lock Selection Mode
This feature prevents accidental channel change to the preferred settings
of the unit. The Auto Key Lock function temporarily disables the MODE and
SCAN Buttons.
To access the Auto Key Lock selection menu:
- From FRS standby mode, press and hold the Scan Button for over 2
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seconds to Lock the Auto Key function; the (
) icon appears on the
display.
- The Power, PTT, Up/Down and Monitor Buttons are not effected.
- To unlock the Auto Key function, press and hold the SCAN button for at
least 2 seconds; the icon (
) disappears from the display.
NOTE:
If the unit is turned off while Key Lock is on, the Key Lock
mode will still be in effect when the unit is turned on again.
Out of Range Indication
The FRS-3000PK provides an Out-of-Range indication when reception is
no longer intelligible or too weak to be discernible. When this condition
occurs, the OUT OF RANGE message and
icon appears on the display,
reminding you that you are outside the 2-mile range of the unit, or that
signal reception is being obstructed by native or man-made objects.
Base Station Weather Band Operation
Weather Channel Selection
The weather channel selection feature of the Desk-Top Base Station Transceiver provides access to 10 channels within the weather band (7 NOAA
channels and 3 Canadian marine channels). To enter the radio weather
channel mode, proceed as follows:
- From the FRS standby mode, press and hold the MODE button for at
least 2 seconds; a melody will sound and the unit will enter the weather
standby mode. The NOAA weather icon ( ) will appear on the display
accompanied by background noise.
- From the Weather band standby mode, press the MODE button once
so the channel number flashes.
- Press the Up (*12) button briefly to move to the next higher weather
channel number.
- Press the Down (*12) button briefly to move to the next lower weather
channel number.
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- Momentarily press the PTT button to confirm weather channel selection.
To exit the Weather mode, press and hold the MODE button for at least 2
seconds.
Weather Alert Mode
When the unit is in the weather standby mode (FRS), if a weather alert
signal is received, the unit will generate a warning tone. The unit will then
revert to the previously selected weather channel for monitoring purposes.
To access the weather alert function:
- From Weather Band standby mode, press the MODE button twice to
access the weather alert function; the weather alert icon ( ) and AL
On or oF appear flashing on the display.
- Press the Up or Down button briefly to select weather alert On or
oF as desired.
NOTE: When On is selected, and the PTT button is pressed to
confirm the weather alert mode, the alert icon will blink on
and off at 5-second intervals, indicating the weather alert
mode is active and is monitoring one of 10 weather
channels.
Mobile Transceiver Battery Alert
When the battery icon (
) blinks on the LCD panel, recharge unit or
install fresh batteries. If the batteries are not replaced the (
) icon will
appear and an audio tone will sound to warn the user that the batteries
must be replaced.
NOTES FOR GOOD COMMUNICATION
1 .The FRS-3000PK 14 channels are shared on a ‘take turns’ basis.
This means other groups may be talking on any of the channels. A
common code of ethics/courtesy is to switch to another vacant
channel and not to attempt to talk over someone who is already using
the channel you first selected.
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2. The FRS-3000PK has been designed to maximize performance
and improve transmission range in the field. To avoid interference, it
is recommended that you do not use the units closer than 5 feet apart.
3. For best transmission results, always keep your mouth about 2-3
inches from the microphone (12, *14) and speak slowly in a normal
voice.
4. To increase battery life in the hand-held transceiver, avoid features
such as Scan and Dual Watch. These features will reduce operating
time considerably.
Warning
• Remove the batteries from the hand-held transceiver if it is not expected
to be used for long periods. This will eliminate the possibility of chemicals leaking from the batteries and corroding the transceiver.
• Avoid exposing the transceivers to water or extremes of temperature.
• Do not use these devices 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 these
transceivers. The outputs are designed to meet the legal limits set by the
FCC.
• Do not use these devices or change the 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 hand-held radio in front of a vehicle’s air-bag. If the
air-bag deploys, it could propel the transceiver like a projectile causing
bodily injury.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Correction
No transmission
while pressing
the PTT Button
Weak batteries (mobile unit)
Incorrect battery polarity
(mobile unit)
Charge or replace batteries
Install the batteries
following the directions in
paragraph Installing the
Batteries.
Weak or no
signal received
Weak batteries (mobile unit)
Channel and privacy
code not set the same
as target transceiver
Charge or replace batteries
Adjust the transceiver’s
settings to match those
settings of the target
transceiver
Increase volume level
Release PTT Button
Volume level too low
PTT Button inadvertently
depressed
Excessive radio interference
on a particular channel
Obstruction of radio signal
Unit beeps, but
will not function
when turned on
Reception of
unwanted signals
Batteries extremely
discharged (mobile unit)
CTCSS privacy mode
not on
Interference from
electronic devices such
as computers or TVs
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Change to a different
channel
Avoid operating in or near
large buildings or vehicles
Charge or replace batteries
Turn on the CTCSS privacy
mode and set code number to
match the setting of the
target transceiver.
Turn the devices off or move
farther away from them.
Technical Specifications:
General
Frequency Range:
Refer to Frequency Charts
Channel Spacing
Privacy Codes
Dimensions (W x D x H):
12.5 kHz
38 for each main channel
Mobile Unit
2.10 in x 1.10 in x 3.86 in
53.4 mm x 28.0 mm x 98.0 mm
Base Unit
6.3 in x 4.7 in
x 2.15 in
160mm x 120 mm x 55mm
Power Supply
Power Source:
Mobile Unit
Operating Time
Base Unit
Alkaline Batteries, AAA (4), 6 VDC
Ni-MH rechargeable, AAA (4),
4.8 VDC, 650 mAh
30 hours (Alkaline Batteries)
(5: 5: 90 ratio based on alkaline
batteries)
AC Wall Adapter (supplied):
Input: 120 VAC
Output: 9.0 VDC, 500 mA
Receiver
Useable Sensitivity
>-119 dBm
Maximum Audio Output Power
> .03 Watt maximum (8 Ohm )
Modulation Distortion
< 5% (1 kHz 60%)
Transmitter
RF Output Power
0.5 Watt maximum
Maximum Deviation
<+/- 2.5 kHz
Modulation Distortion
< 5% (1 kHz 70%)
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This transceiver complies with FCC regulations for use in the United
States of America. Use in other countries may be prohibited or restricted
by local regulation. Please check with the local regulating agency before using this device outside the United States of America.
FRS Channel Frequencies:
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Freq. MHz
Channel
462.5625
462.5875
462.6125
462.6375
462.6625
462.6875
462.7125
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Freq. MHz
467.5675
467.5825
467.6125
467.6375
467.6625
467.6875
467.7125
Weather Channel Frequencies:
Channel
Freq. MHz
Channel
Freq. MHz
1
2
3
4
5
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
6
7
8*
9*
10*
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
163.275
*Canadian Marine
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Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System Tone
Frequencies (in Hz)
CTCSS
Freq. Hz
CTCSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
* oF = No Tone
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Freq. Hz
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
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Applies to Audiovox Family Radio and General Mobile Service Products.
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