Audiovox FRS-WP1 Two-Way Radio User Manual

Owner’s Manual
Model FRS-WP1
Two Way Family Radio
with Headset and
Boom Microphone
CALL
VOX
HI
LOW
OFF
PUSH TO
TALK
VOL
Customer Service
1-800-290-6650
FEATURES
Your FRS-WP1 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 and FM radio listening enjoyment. It is intended for use with
the supplied headset assembly with PTT switch. When used in this manner,
the FRS-WP1 is ideal for hands-free use around the house, in your boat, on
hunting and camping trips, on the ski slopes or at the mall. Some of the
FRS-WP1 features are:
No Air Time Fees and No License Required
Up to 2 Mile Range
Carry-Clip for Hands-Free Operation
14 Channels
FM Radio Receiver
VOX Capability with Two Sensitivity Settings
LCD Display
Call/Ring Button
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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 portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter. When
the headset PTT button is pushed, or the VOX mode is in effect, 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,
use the Audiovox supplied carry clip for belt attachment to ensure
that the antenna is at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your
body when transmitting. If you choose to hold the unit, maintain
the same antenna distance from your body as indicated above.
Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could
damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
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FUNCTION AND LOCATION OF THE CONTROLS
TO
HEADSET
5
2
REF
6
SPK
MIC
4
PUSH TO
TALK
3
REF
7
3
6
REF
15
2
8
14
9
CALL
13
VOL
VOX
HI
LOW
OFF
1
12
10
11
1. Battery Compartment Cover: Four (4) AAA batteries accessible when cover is removed.
2. Carry Clip Stud: Attaches to carry clip.
3. Headset PTT Switch: With unit VOX switch set to OFF, press
to transmit; release to receive.
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4. Lapel/Clothes Clip: Attaches headset PTT switch to convenient area.
5. Headset Microphone/Speaker Plug: Connects headset assembly
to SPK/MIC jack on radio.
6. Headset SPK/MIC (CHG) Jack: For use with the supplied Audiovox
headset assembly; accepts headset connector plug (5). Also accepts
wall charger (sold separately) DC input for battery charging.
7. Antenna
8. LCD Display: Displays the current FRS channel number as well as
various control function indications.
9. Monitor/FM (MON/FM) Button: Momentarily press to bypass the
squelch and listen to channel activity. Press and hold to access the FM
radio mode.
10. Power Button ( ): Press and hold this button for 2 seconds to
turn the transceiver on or off.
11. VOX HI/LOW/OFF Switch: Enables VOX mode in the HI or LOW
sensitivity position.
12. Down Button (
nel setting.
13. Up Button (
setting.
): Press this button to decrease the volume or chan
): Press this button to increase the volume or channel
14. Call Button (CALL): Momentarily press this button to send a ringing
sound to other radios tuned to the same channel.
15. Channel (CH) Button: Press this button to access the FRS channel
select function.Press this button to access the FM radio search (SE)
function when the FM radio mode is active.
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POWERING THE TRANSCEIVER
Your FRS-WP1 radio transceiver operates on four AAA batteries. Alkaline
batteries will provide slightly better performance than rechargeable batteries
and will ensure optimum performance for the FRS-WP1.
Batteries
There are three methods of powering the FRS-WP1:
1.Alkaline Batteries.
WARNING: Do not attempt to recharge Alkaline batteries.
2.Audiovox Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries - (Rechargeable NiMH
batteries (P/N FRSRBAT) and Charging Adapter (Model No.
YKA3515-08010) sold separately.) Use only Audiovox approved
rechargeable batteries and charger when charging batteries internal
to the unit. For additional optional equipment and accessories for the
FRS-WP1, visit the Audiovox web site at www.audiovox.com, or
call Customer Service at 1-800-290-6650
NOTE: To extend battery life, avoid overcharging the batteries.
3. Various Brands of Rechargeable Batteries - Use of the supplied
Audiovox charger 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.
Installing the Batteries:
Battery installation 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 mounting stud.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
EMBOSSED
ARROW
CARRY CLIP
MOUNTING
STUD
+
CARRY
CLIP
+
BATTERY
COVER
+
SPRING
LATCH
+
Your FRS-WP1 requires four “AAA” cells. Alkaline batteries will provide the
best performance from your transceiver.
CAUTION:
Incorrect battery installation can damage the unit.
Never attempt to charge alkaline batteries.
1.Press down on the spring latch securing the clip to radio and slide the
clip downward and away from the mounting stud.
2.At battery cover, press downward with thumb on embossed arrow and
slide battery cover down and off the radio.
3.Insert four “AAA” batteries. Position batteries according to polarity
markings. Reverse the procedure outlined in steps 1 and 2 to reassemble.
NOTE: Make sure the battery + and - terminals are aligned as shown.
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The following guidelines will improve performance and provide longer operating times for the FRS-WP1:
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.
SPK/MIC (CHG) JACK
RED CHARGE
LED
○
○
○
AUDIO OX
Direct Plug-In Transformer Unit
UL
LISTED
65NM
E203081
C
UL
+
NOTE: Only Audiovox
approved rechargeable
batteries (P/N FRSRBAT)
can be recharged in the
radio transceiver.
CALL
AC WALL CHARGING
ADAPTER, MODEL
YKA3515-08010 (SOLD
SEPARATELY)
INPUT: 120 VAC
OUTPUT: 8 VDC
VOL
VOX
HI
LOW
OFF
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USING YOUR FRS-WP1
Turning the Transceiver On and Off ( )
Pressing the Power button (10) for 2 seconds will activate the unit and the
self-test display momentarily appears followed by the frequency standby
display. The headphones will sound a short melody to confirm the transceiver’s
activation and the LCD backlight will come on for about 2 seconds. To turn
the unit off, simply press and hold the power button for 2 seconds then
release it; a short tone will be heard as the unit powers off.
Volume Level
Audio reception volume is controlled by the Up (13) and the Down (12) channel/
volume buttons. Momentarily pressing either button will increase or decrease
the volume level, with each step accompanied by a beep tone whose volume
increases or decreases accordingly. The display will indicate U1 (lowest
setting) to U7 (highest setting).
Call Button (14)
When the call button is pressed, the FRS-WP1 will transmit a 3-second
ringing sound to other transceiver’s tuned to the same channel. This
feature can be used to signal other parties that voice communication is
desired. The LCD backlight comes on for about 3 seconds, indicating the
call transmission has been initiated.
Low Battery Alert
When the battery level becomes low, the LCD channel display will flash at a
1-second rate, indicating that the batteries should be changed.
Monitor/FM (MON/FM) Button (9)
You can monitor channel activity by momentarily pressing the Monitor (MON)
button (9). If pressed for more than 2 seconds, the FM function is accessed,
whereby Fr appears momentarily on the display. You can now use the CH
button (15) to search (SE) the FM band for a desired station.
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FUNCTIONS
Channel Selection
Momentarily press the CH button so the two-digit channel display flashes.
Press the VOL Up ( ) or Down ( ) button to select the desired channel
(01–14).
VOX Function
This feature enables you to have hands-free conversation.
To enter the VOX mode:
1.With the headset plugged into the SPK/MIC jack on the radio, from the
FRS standby mode, position the VOX switch to the HI or LOW
position from the OFF position.
2. When using the headset microphone, your voice signal is detected and
is automatically transmitted by the radio; the LCD backlight comes on
while VOX transmission occurs and goes off 3 seconds after the last
voice transmission. The reply audio is received by the radio and is
transferred to the headset.
VOX Sensitivity Level
The VOX sensitivity level can be set to the high or low position on the radio.
A HI VOX sensitivity is the most sensitive, and should be used in a relatively
quiet surrounding. A LOW sensitivity is the least sensitive and should be
used in a noisy surrounding.
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Using the Monitor (MON) Button
To listen to channel activity with the squelch bypassed:
1. With the radio in the FRS standby mode, momentarily press the MON
button; the radio will enter the monitor receive mode as indicated by the
background noise.
2. To exit the monitor mode, momentarily press the MON button again; the
radio will return to the FRS standby mode.
FM Radio Selection
To access the FM mode:
1. With the radio in the FRS standby mode, press and hold the MON
button; the FM radio (Fr) indication appears on the display for 5 seconds
and then returns to the FRS channel number display.
NOTE: Even though the FM radio mode is active, you can still transmit
and receive the FRS signal. To inhibit the FRS receive signal
mode, press and hold the Channel (CH) button; FR appears on
the display. To exit this function, press and hold the CH button
again.
2. Now press the Channel (CH) button once; Searching (SE) appears on
the display, indicating the radio is searching for a strong FM station.
3. When a station is located, it will be heard in the headset; the display will
then automatically revert to the FRS channel number.
NOTE: If no FM station is acquired after several seconds, repeat step 2
to initiate another FM station search.
4. To exit the FM mode, press and hold the MON button for at least 2
seconds; a melody will sound, and the radio will revert to the FRS standby
mode.
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Button Confirmation Tone
Whenever the VOL/Channel Up/Down or MON/FM buttons are pressed, the
speaker will sound a beep tone to confirm each press. In addition, when the
Channel (CH) button is pressed, a confirming tone melody sounds.
To Transmit:
1. Set the desired primary channel.
2. Press and hold the headset Push-to-Talk (PTT) button while speaking
slowly and clearly in a normal voice into the headset microphone.
3. The LCD backlight will come on while transmitting.
4. Release the PTT button when you finish speaking to receive incoming
signals.
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 through the headset.
Monitor Function:
The Monitor (MON) 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 is accessed when the MON button is momentarily
pressed.
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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 FCC 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:
14
Battery Life:
Alkaline
Power Source
(5%: Rx, 5%:Tx, 90% Standby)
30 - 36 Hours
6.0 Vdc
Receiver:
1. Sensitivity
2. Max. audio output @ 10% THD
3. Max. S/N ratio @ 1mV RF input
4. Squelch Sensitivity Threshold
5. Adjacent Channel Selectivity
-120dBm Min.
110 mV
40 dB Min.
-120 dBm Min.
50 dB MIn.
Transmitter:
1. Maximum Effective Radiated
Power
2. Audio Distortion
3. Hum and Noise
500 mW
3%
35 dB Min.
* These specifications are subject to change without notice.
They represent typical values, individual units may vary.
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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
FM Radio Frequencies:
Frequency Band:
87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
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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 HEREUNDERINCLUDINGANYIMPLIED
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.
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1-800-290-6650
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