TA-717 and 719 Manual Pg1
TA-717 & TA-719
OWNER'S MANUAL AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Battery Installation:
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4
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Figure 3.
The COMMUNICATOR has a built in POWER SAVER feature for
maximum battery life. But when the COMMUNICATOR is not being
used, conserve battery power by pressing the
button to OFF.
Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for a long period
of time.
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10
Figure 4.
1. Release the BATTERY COMPARTMENT
COVER LATCH located on the rear side
of the unit (see Figure 3) and remove
the BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER from
the BATTERY COMPARTMENT (See Figure
4).
2. Install 3x1.5V AAA alkaline batteries or
3.6V "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable battery
pack (not included) as shown.
3. Reinstall the BATTERY COMPARTMENT
C OV E R a n d l o ck t h e B AT T E R Y
COMPARTMENT COVER LATCH into
position.
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CAUTION:
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9
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type 3 x 1.5V AAA/LR03 regular
Alkaline or Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries.
LCD Screen:
Parent Monitor
Communicator Controls
1. Antenna
2. LCD Screen : Displays current channel selection and other radio status
symbols.
3. Monitor M button: Press to tune in and hold onto weak signals.
4. Scan S button: Used to activate/deactivate CHANNEL SCAN.
5. Enter/Back Light
button: Used to turn LCD Screen LAMP ON/OFF.
Buttons are locked when pressed and held.
6. Up button (VOLUME/CHANNEL): Press to adjust volume level and change
channels.
7. Speaker
8. Battery Compartment (LOCATED ON THE REAR): Houses 3 x 1.5V "AAA"
alkaline batteries or 3.6V "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack (not
included).
9. Battery Compartment Cover Latch (LOCATED ON THE REAR): Secures
Battery Compartment cover.
10. Down button (VOLUME/CHANNEL): Press to adjust volume level and
change channels.
11. Mic: Microphone.
12. Menu
button: Allows you to change channels.
13. Call C button: Press to transmit CALL TONES.
14. PUSH TO TALK PTT button: Press to transmit.
15. TX (Transmission) /RX (Receiving) LED indicator : Illuminates red when
transmitting and green when receiving.
16. Power On/Off
button: Press and hold the button to turn your unit ON/OFF.
17. External Sp./Mic. Jack
18. Belt Clip (LOCATED ON THE REAR)
Getting Started
Sub Channel Number
Baby Monitor
Stop Watch
Scrambler
TX Icon
Antenna icon
Main Channel
Number
Call Tone
Melody
RX Icon
VOX icon
Dual Watch
Key Lock
Battery level
Indicator
Channel Scan Selection
Auto Power Off
Numerical
digits
TX icon, light on in Transmission mode
Antenna icon, light on in Receiving mode
Rx icon, Light on in Receiving mode
Dual Watch icon, Displayed during Dual Watch mode.
Battery level indicators. Displays current Battery level.
Baby icon, light on in Babysitter unit selection menu
and Standby mode when the System is set to become
a Babysitter unit.
Monitor icon, light on in Parent-monitor unit selection
menu and Standby mode when the System is set to
become a Parent-monitor unit.
Main Channels , Channel number changes from 1 to 8
Carefully remove your communicator from its Packing. If there is any
visible damage, do not attempt to operate this communicator. Return
it to the place of purchase.
as selected by user.
SCAN icon, light on in Channel scanning mode.
Stop watch icon, light on in stop watch mode.
Removing the Belt Clip:
1. Pull the BELT CLIP LATCH away from the
unit.
2. While pulling the BELT CLIP LATCH, push
up on the BELT CLIP to remove it from
the unit. See Figure 1.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Installing the Belt Clip:
1. Slide the BELT CLIP into the BELT CLIP
SLOT. See Figure 2.
2. A "click" indicates the BELT CLIP is locked
into position.
CTCSS code. Sub Channel Number changes from 1 to
38 selected by user.
Music icon, Light on in Call Tone Melody selection menu.
Key lock icon, light on when buttons are locked.
Auto-Power-Off icon, light on in APO selection menu
and Standby mode when APO timer is enabled.
VOX icon, light on in VOX selection menu and Standby
mode when VOX function is enabled.
Numerical digits
Scrambler icon, light on in Scrambler selection menu
and Standby mode when the Scrambler function is
enabled.
NOTE: SQ icon & ALC icon only briefly display on LCD screen once turn
ON the unit in SELF-TEST mode.
TA-717 / TA-719
Troubleshooting
SYMPTOM
SOLUTION
No power.
 Check batteries. Ensure that the batteries are
installed properly.
 The batteries may be weak.
 Replace old batteries with three (3) new "AAA"
alkaline batteries or 3.6V "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable
battery pack .
Reception is
weak.
Cannot
change
channels.
Sound
distortion
problems.
Channels Available
CTCSS Sub-channel
Output Power (TX)
8 Channels
38 for each Channel
0.5W
Battery Life
Range
30 Hours (typical)
About 3 Miles
CHANNEL TABLE
 Press the Up button to increase VOLUME.
 The receiving signal may be weak and/or out of range.
 If this happens, press the MONITOR
M button.
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY (MHz)
CHANNEL
FREQUENCY (MHz)
 To change channels, press the MENU button until
the channel number flashes on the LCD Screen.
 Press the Up or Down buttons to change channels.
 Batteries may be weak.
must be deactivated.
 BUTTON LOCK
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446.00625
446.01875
5
446.05625
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3
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6
7
8
446.06875
446.08125
446.09375
 BATTERIES may be weak.
 Replace with new batteries if the BATTERY LEVEL
indicator is low.
 The maximum range will vary depending on terrain and
environment.
 Open fields provide the maximum range, while
steel/concrete structures, heavy foliage and use in
buildings and in vehicles may limit the range significantly.
 Wearing the radio close to the body, such as in a pocket
or on a belt, will decrease range; change the location
of the radio.
Range is
limited.
Specifications:
446.03125
446.04375
CTCSS ( Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) Frequency Table.
 If you are transmitting, speak in a normal tone of voice,
2 to 3 inches away from the MICROPHONE.
 If you are receiving, lower the volume to a comfortable
level.
 Radios too close. Radios must be at least 5 feet apart;
increase your distance.
 Radios too far apart. Obstacles interfere with
transmission. Talk range is up to 3 miles in clear
unobstructed conditions.
WARNING: Using batteries
1. The PMR units operate with 3 x 1.5V AAA/LR03 regular
Alkaline or Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries.
2. Batteries and rechargeable battery packs should not be
thrown with domestic rubbish. You may hand them in at
your nearest collection point.
3. Do not leave batteries installed over a long period of time
as leakage may occur and this can destroy the radio.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type 3 x 1.5V AAA/LR03 regular
Alkaline or Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this appliance
to rain or moisture.
NOTE:
The maximum transmission range will vary depending on terrain
and environment.
TA-717 / TA-719
Turning the Unit ON:
Press and hold the
button. The unit will "beep" with dual tone and the
LCD SCREEN will briefly display a SELF-TEST Screen.
Turning the Unit OFF:
Press and hold the
button. The unit will "beep" with a signal tone and
the LCD Screen will turn blank.
Setting Auto Power Off Timer
1. Press button 9 times to enter Auto Power Off timer selecting page.
2. Press / button to set the desired Timer (0, 1, 2, 3, 6 hours). Press
or
button to confirm.
3. The PMR will automatically power off when the timer is time out.
PTT
Sending Call Tones
You can use CALL TONES to alert the other when you are attempting to
contact them. You can also use CALL TONES to signal the beginning or
the end of a transmission.
1. Press the CALL
C button, the red TX LED indicator will light up and the
CALL TONE continues for 2 seconds.
2. Release the CALL
C button, your CALL TONES will transmit to nearby
receivers set to the same channel.
Adjusting Speaker Volume:
1. Press the Up button to increase the Speaker Volume.
2. Press the Down
button to decrease the Speaker Volume.
3. The Speaker Volume level is indicated by the numbers (1 to 8 level), displayed
in the lower right corner of the LCD Screen.
NOTE: Volume Up and Down
mode
buttons are disabled during BUTTON LOCK
Selecting Call Tone melodies
1. Press the MENU
button 4 times to enter Call tone melodies selecting
page.
2. Press / button. The Call Tone melody number will be changed ascending
or descending in one step (1-10). 10 songs can be selected.
3. Press
or PTT button to confirm your selection.
Receiving & Transmitting Radio Signal
Receiving a Signal:
The unit is continuously in the RECEIVE mode when the unit is ON and not
Transmitting. When you receive a signal on the current channel, the LED
illuminates GREEN and the RX icon and the Antenna icon are displayed.
Monitoring Radio Signal:
You can use the MONITOR feature to check for weak signals in the current
channel for 15 seconds.
1. Press the MONITOR
M button once to activate this function.
2. Rx icon will display on the LCD Screen while this function is activated.
3. Press again the MONITOR
M button to deactivate the function.
NOTE: 1. The System is continuously in the receiving mode for 6 seconds after
Power On and if no any key pressing.
2. After 6 seconds for the last key pressing, the System enters to the
power saving mode.
3. When a radio signal matches with the existing channel and sub-code
setting, the speaker will be turned on.
4. If a radio signal matches with the existing channel only but the subcode is wrong, the speaker will be muted.
5. In order for other people to receive your transmission, they must also
be on the same channel you are currently using. Refer to the "Channel
Selection" section for more information.
ENTER / LCD Back-light / Button Lock:
button to light up the LCD
1. Press and immediately release the ENTER
Screen. The BACKLIGHT will automatically shut off after 4 seconds if no
other buttons have been pressed.
2. Press and hold the ENTER
button until the BUTTON LOCK icon is
displayed on the LCD Screen.
Transmitting a Signal:
1. Press and hold the PTT button to TRANSMIT. The TX LED Indicator will light
up in red and the TX icon is displayed. Hold the unit in a vertical position with
the MICROPHONE 2 to 3 inches from the mouth. While holding the
PTT
button, speak into the unit using a normal tone of voice.
2. Release the PTT button when you have finished transmitting.
NOTE:
Check the channel activity by pressing and holding the MONITOR
button. You'll hear static if the channel is unoccupied. Don't TRANSMIT
if someone is talking on the channel.
Selecting Scrambler mode
1. Press menu 3 times to enter
to Scrambler selecting page.
2. While Scrambler icon is displayed, and the "OF" icon or digit is flashing, press
/ button to select the desired scambler mode (off, 1, 2, 3, 4)
or PTT button to confirm.
3. Press ENTER
4. Both of the Transmission and Receiving units must be set into the same
Scrambler mode or disable Scrambler function.
NOTE: Scrambler feature adds an extra layer of privacy but does not guarantee
full secrecy.
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Channel Selection
8 basic channels and 38 sub channels are available.
Changing Basic Channels
1. Press the MENU
button once to enter BASIC CHANNEL SELECTION
mode. The current channel number flashes on the LCD Screen.
2. While the channel number is flashing:
Press the Up
button to move to a higher channel.
Press the Down
button to move to a lower channel.
The channel changes from 1 to 8, or from 8 to 1.
3. Press the ENTER
button to confirm the selected channel and return
to the NORMAL mode.
Changing CTCSS Code - Subchannels
The COMMUNICATOR has 38 available CTCSS subchannels. The sub-codes
(CTCSS) help minimize interference by providing you with a choice of
code combinations.
To set the CTCSS code:
1. Press the MENU
button twice until the CTCSS digits flash.
2. While the CTCSS code digits are flashing:
Press the Up
button to move to a higher subchannel.
Press the Down
button to move to a lower subchannel.
The subchannel changes from 00 to 38, or from 38 to 00.
button to confirm your selection and return to the
3. Press the ENTER
NORMAL mode.
NOTE: 1. To communicate with other PMR units, both units must be
switched to the same channel and CTCSS subchannel.
2. Channel change operations are disabled during BUTTON LOCK
mode.
3. Refer to the "Channel Table" section of this Owner's Manual
for detailed frequency listings.
NOTE: Volume and Channel Change Operations are disabled during BUTTON
LOCK mode. Press and hold the ENTER
button again to deactivate
BUTTON LOCK mode.
Channel Scan:
CHANNEL SCAN performs searches for active signals in an endless loop
from basic channel 1 to 8.
1. Press SCAN S C button to activate CHANNEL SCAN. The channel number
on the LCD Screen changes rapidly until an active signal is detected.
During CHANNEL SCAN mode.
Press ENTER
button to confirm the selected channel.
Press the CALL
C button to change to CALL function and to send a
CALL TONE on that active channel.
Press the SCAN S C button again to deactivate CHANNEL SCAN mode.
2. When an active signal (one of 8 channels) is detected. CHANNEL SCAN
pauses, keeping the active signal broadcasted.
3. Press the PTT button to communicate through the active signal channel and
CHANNEL SCAN is deactivated.
4. When an active signal (one of 8 channels) is detected, but another channel
is desired, press the Up or Down button to bypass the current channel
and continue to search for another active channel.
Dual Watch:
You can use Dual Watch to monitor 2 channels.
To enter Dual Watch mode:
1. Press MENU button 7 times.
2. Press Up and Down
buttons to select desired channel.
3. Once Dual Watch is on, automatically scan the channel that between 2
2 prefixed channel and the carrier stop on either activated channel
to receive. Dual Watch restarts when the carrier disppears.
4. Press MONITOR M button to monitor weak signal.
5. Press ENTER
, PTT or CALL C button to end the Dual Watch mode.
Stop-Watch:
1. Press the MENU button 10 times to enter Stop-watch page.
2. Press the Up
button once, the Stop-watch will start to count.
3. Press the Down
button once to hold the Stop-watch. Press Down
again to reset the counter.
button
TA-717 / TA-719
BABY-SITTER and PARENT-MONITOR Function
To Charge The COMMUNICATOR
Setting BABY Unit On/Off
1. Press the MENU button 5 times to enter Baby Unit selection page.
2. Press
/
button to toggle the Baby unit ON or OFF. ( If the System has
been set to become a Monitor Unit, Baby unit cannot be enabled)
.
3. Press Enter
or PTT button to confirm and the BUTTON LOCK is on
during Baby-Sitter mode.
4. When the System is set as a Baby unit, VOX function would be also enabled.
It allows transmission without pressing the PTT button. But receiver function
would be disabled.
5. Press & Hold the Enter
button again to deactivate the Baby Sitter
function.
The PMR units must be used with orignal Charger Pod and AC -DC Adpator
(optional).
Setting Monitor Unit On/Off
1. Press the MENU button 6 times to enter Monitor Unit selecting page.
2. Press
/
button to toggle the Monitor unit ON or OFF. (If the System
has been set to become a Baby Unit, Monitor unit cannot be enabled).
Press
Enter
or PTT button to confirm.
3. When the System is set as a Monitor unit, transmiittor function would be
be disabled.
4. Press the MENU
button 6 times again to turn OFF the MONITOR
function.
Internal VOX Control Function
On VOX mode, automatically transmitting and receiving signals without
pressing any button.
To turn on the VOX function:
1. Press MENU button 8 times to enter the VOX mode;
2. While the VOX icon (OFF 1-4) is flashing;
 Press Up button to select higher VOX sensitivity (OFF 1-4);
 Press Down
buttons to select lower VOX sensitivity (OFF 1-4);
 The most sensitivity level is 4.
3. Press ENTER
or PTT button to confirm the selected mode.
To turn off the VOX function:
1. While the VOX icon (OFF 1-4) is flashing, press Up or Down
and to select the "OF" mode.
2. Press ENTER
button to confirm the VOX off mode.
button
To activate the VOX sensitivity:
1. While the VOX mode is on, plug the connector of the headset (not
included) into SP./MIC jack of the communicator and then speak
through the microphone of the headset to activate the transmitting
mode.
2. Transmitting mode will turn on automatically and on standby mode.
3. The TX LED indicator illuminates red when transmitting.
NOTE: 1 . The VOX sensitivity is automatically activated once plug the
connector of the Headset (not included) into SP./MIC jack of
the communicator. You don't have to push the PTT button of the
communicator while transmitting.
button can suspend
2. While VOX mode is on. Pressing ENTER
VOX transmission for 4 seconds.
Battery Level Indicator:
1. The BATTERY LEVEL is indicated by the number of squares present inside
the BATTERY icon on the LCD Screen.
2. When the BATTERY LEVEL is low, a BEEP tone will continue in every 15
seconds to alert the batteries are in low voltage and need to be
replaced.
* AC -DC Adpator: input 230 VAC 50Hz - Output 6V DC 200mA.
1. Turn the unit OFF (Do not turn ON the unit during Battery Charge Mode).
2. Install 3.6V "AAA" Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack into the battery
compartment of unit.
3. Connect the lead of the AC-DC adapter to the socket at the back
of the charger pod (make sure the lead has been fully inserted into
the jack with some force). Connect the AC-DC adapter to the mains
power supply.
4. Place the unit into the Charger Base.
5. The LED light on the Charger Base will turn RED once electricity get
connected.
6. Unplug the Adpator. Turn the unit ON. The Battery Level Indicator on
the LCD Screen will display the new Battery Level.
NOTE: 1. LED Indicator on the charger base will NOT turn OFF automatically,
except take out the unit from the charger base and disconnect
the electricity.
2. It takes approximately 6 hours to fully charge the batteries if they
are at their lowest level or takes around 14 hours to fully charge
the new batteries.
WARNING:
DO NOT attempt to charge any type of regular Alkaline
batteries in this PMR. Only use the orignal AC-DC Adaptor
with the supplied battery pack (optional) or AAA Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries.
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