FC-138/418
A1.0-12/09
FC 138
FC
TWO-WAY RADIO
INSTRUCION MANUAL
THANK YOU!
transceiver provides you with reliable, clear and efficient communication service. Our
FC 138/418 introduces innovative DSP (Digital Signal Processing) baseband technique to achieve highfidelity voice processing and encryption. As a compact and fashionable transceiver, FC 138/418 allows
you to enjoy instant communication at ease and realize best cost efficiency. It is surely a good choice for
communication in Hotels, Amusement buildings, Emporium, Super shopping center, Estate management
and other trades.
NOTE:
When programming the transceiver, read the factory initial data firstly, then rewrite the frequency and
signaling etc., otherwise errors may occur because of different frequency band etc.
User Manual Applied to: FC 138 VHF FM Transceiver
FC 418 UHF FM Transceiver
Programming Software: PS-FC138&418
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USER
transceiver is excellently designed with advanced technology. Please observe
the following precautions to perform your obligation, prevent personal injury and ensure the safety of
transceiver usage.
1.Keep the transceiver and accessories away from children.
2.Please do not try to open or modify the transceiver without permission, non-professionals process may
also cause damage.
3.Please use assorted battery and charger to avoid damage.
4.Please use assorted antenna to ensure the communication distance.
5.Please do not expose the transceiver to long period of direct sunlight, nor place it close to heat
appliances.
6.Please do not put the transceiver in excessively dusty or humid areas.
7.Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents to clean the transceiver.
8.Do not transmit without antenna.
9.When using this transceiver, we recommend transmitting for 1 minute then receiving for 4 minutes.
Continuous transmitting for long time or working in high power will heat the back of the transceiver. Do
not place the transceiver’s hot back close to any surface of plastic.
10.If any abnormal odor or smoke detected coming from the transceiver, turn off the power and take off
dealers.
the battery pack and its case. Then contact local
NOTICE
All tips as above also apply to the standard parts of
transceiver. If any spare parts fail to
work, please contact local
dealers in time. If users use spare parts from other suppliers
instead of
, the safety and performance of the transceiver can’t be guaranteed.
CONTENTS
UNPACKING����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 01
Supplied Accessories������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 01
STANDARD ACCESSORIES/OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 02
Standard Accessories������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 02
Additional Accessories������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 02
OPERATION MODE (AMATEUR TRANSCEIVER OR PROFESSIONAL TRANSCEIVER)��������������������������������������������� 03
WORKING MODE (AMATEUR TRANSCEIVER OR PROFESSIONAL TRANSCEIVER)������������������������������������������������ 04
FIRST LEVEL MENU:SHORTCUT OPERATIONS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 05
SECOND LEVEL MENU: CHANNEL OPERATIONS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 06
THIRD LEVEL MENU:BACKGROUND OPERATIONS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 09
BATTERY INFORMATION�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Charging the Battery Pack������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 12
Charger Applied���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
NOTES����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
How to charge������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 13
Emergent Charging���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
How to Store the Battery�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
PREPARATION������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Installing / Removing the Battery�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Installing / Removing the Antenna������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 17
Installing / Removing the Belt Clip������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 17
Installing the Additional Speaker/ Microphone (Optional)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
Installing/ Removing the Hand Strap (Optional)��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
GETTING ACQUAINTED���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
LCD Display���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Front Panel����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
Side Panel������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 21
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BASIC OPERATIONS��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
Turn the Radio On & OFF������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
Adjusting Volume�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
Work mode switch������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 23
Channel Selection������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 23
Frequency adjust�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
Frequency Input by Keypad���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
Channel input by keypad�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
FM scan function�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Alarm�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Jacklight ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Squelch off/temporarily squelch off���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
Receiving�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
Transmitting���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
Battery Enquiry����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26
Work Mode Switch (VFO/Channel mode)������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 26
SHORTCUT OPERATIONS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 27
Editing Channel���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
Deleting Channel�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
ON/Off FM Radio�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
On/Off BEEP Prompt�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
CTCSS/DCS Scan������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 28
Offset Frequency Direction Setup������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 28
Frequency/Channel Scan������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 29
Add/delete scan list���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
Priority Scan��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
TX Power Selection���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
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DTMF Code Enquiry and Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31
Transmitting DTMF Signaling������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31
Frequency Reverse/Talk around On/off���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
Keypad Lockout���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
CHANNEL OPERATIONS ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34
CTCSS/DCS Decode Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34
CTCSS/DCS Encode Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35
CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode Synchronous Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
Offset Frequency Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
Wide/narrow band setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37
Frequency Reverse/ Talk around option��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38
Busy Channel Lockout������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 38
PTT ID Setup�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 39
TX OFF����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40
BACKGROUND OPERATIONS������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 41
TOT Timer Setup�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
VOX Setup������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 42
VOX Delay Setup������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42
VOX Beep Setup�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 43
Frequency Step Size Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 43
Squelch Level Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
Battery save Setup����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45
LCD Backlight Setup�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45
LCD Backlight Color Setup����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46
Scan Dwell Time Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46
Display Mode Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 47
Tone Pulse Frequency Selection�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48
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DTMF Transmitting Time�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48
Priority Channel Setup������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 49
Current Battery Voltage Display��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50
Resume Factory Default��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 50
Programming Software Installing & Starting (THIS INSTRUCTION TAKES WINDOWS XP AS AN EXAMPLE)�������������������������������������� 51
Programming Software Installing & Starting (THIS INSTRUCTION TAKES WINDOWS XP AS AN EXAMPLE)��������� 52
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55
ATTACHED CHART������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 57
CTCSS Frequency Chart�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57
DCS Chart������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 58
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FM Transceiver
UNPACKING
Carefully unpack the transceiver. We recommend you identify the items listed in the table as bellows
before discarding the packing material. If any items are missing or have been damaged during
shipment, please contact local dealers immediately.
Supplied Accessories
Item
Antenna
Number
Quantity
QA07V(136-174MHz)
QA07U(400-480MHz)etc
1
Li-ion Battery (1700 mAh)
FB-33L
1
Battery Charger
QBC-33L
1
AC Adaptor
QPS-05
1
Belt Clip
BC06
1
Instruction Manual
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STANDARD ACCESSORIES/OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Standard Accessories
Antenna *1
QA07V(136~174MHz)
QA07U(400~480MHz) etc
Li-ion Battery
(1700mAh)
FB-33L
Charger
QBC-33L
AC Adaptor
Belt Clip
(12V/500mA)
QPS-05
(including screws)
BC06
Instruction
Manual
*1.Note: For frequency band of antenna, please refer to label indicated in the bottom of the antenna.
*2.Note:Car Charger should be workable with QBC-33L charger.
Additional Accessories
USB Programming
Cable PC03
Hand Strap
GS01
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Programming
Software
PS-FC138&418
Backup Li-ion Battery
Pack(2200mAh)
QB-34L
Earphone
HS03
Car Charger
CPL-02
OPERATION MODE (AMATEUR TRANSCEIVER OR
PROFESSIONAL TRANSCEIVER)
According to practical application,you can set the radio operates as Amateur
Transceiver or Professional Transceiver. There are also 3 levels operation menu to
set functions as per you need. It is easy and convenient.
1.Operation Mode:
A. By programming software:In PC software's "General Setting"menu ,choose
"Display Mode" to select Amateur Transceiver mode or Professional Transceiver
mode.
B. Manual setup:Please refer to "Display Mode" in Page 43.
2.Amateur Transceiver Mode:Except setting as CH mode, others considered as
Amateur transceiver mode. Under this mode,press
key to switch between
Channel mode and VFO.
A.Frequency + Channel number mode: At this mode, When set display
as"FREQ",it enters into Frequency+Channel number mode, new setting of
channel operation and shortcut operation can be temporarily used by user. Once
the radio is turned off or switched to another channel, the temporary setting will
be erased and back to initial settings.(As pic 1)
B.Channel+Name Tag Mode: When set display as "NAME",it enters into
Channel +Name Tag Mode. At this mode, it will display corresponding channel
name when the current channel is edited with name. Otherwise, it will display
frequency + channel number. Its operations are the same as frequency +
channel mode.(As pic 2)
(Pic 1)
(Pic 2)
(Pic 3)
(Pic 4)
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WORKING MODE (AMATEUR TRANSCEIVER OR PROFESSIONAL TRANSCEIVER)
C.VFO Mode(Frequency mode): This mode shows only frequency on the display. Shortcut operation
and Channel setting will be changed & stored as the latest value permanently.Once the radio is turned
off or changed to new VFO frequency, the value is remained until next change.(As pic 3)
3.Professional Transceiver Mode:When set display mode as "CH",it enters into Professional Transceiver
mode.At this mode,except scan,talk around/frequency reverse,DTMF encode or editing,BEEP on/off
and keypad lock,other functions should be set by PC software (As pic 4).
Note:If transceiver programmed transceiver as professional mode and locked,you can't return to amateur
transceiver mode by manual operation from Background operations setting.
4.Under every mode, background operations can be changed and saved.
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FIRST LEVEL MENU:SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
Function
Setup Entry
FM Radio On/Off
Beep Setup
CTCSS/DCS Scan
CTCSS/DCS Scan
Offset Frequency Direction Setup
Offset Frequency Direction Setup
.
.
Display
Parameter Instruction
Page
FM Radio
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Beep ON/OFF
27
CTCSS Scan
28
DCS Scan
28
(+):Transmitting frequency higher than
receiving frequency
(-):Transmitting frequency lower than
receiving frequency
28
29
Scan
Channel or Frequency Scan
29
Add/delete scan list
A: current channel is on the scan list
30
Priority Scan
PRI: Check priority channel one time when
scan each 10 channels
30
TX Power Selection
"L" disappears: High Power 4w
30
TX Power Selection
L: Low Power 1 W
30
Frequency Reverse / Talk Around
R: Frequency Reverse
32
Frequency Reverse / Talk Around
T: Talk Around
32
DTMF Code Enquiry
Displaying “--- ” when no data
Displaying data when being with data
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Keypad Lock
All keys locked, except PTT/PF1/ PF2
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SECOND LEVEL MENU: CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Function
CTCSS/DCS Decode Setup
CTCSS/DCS Encode Setup
CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode
Synchronous Setup
Offset Frequency
Wide/ Narrow Band Selection
Frequency Reverse/Talk Around
Busy Channel Lockout
PTT ID Setup
TX Off Function
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Setup Entry
Function Option
Display
SECOND LEVEL MENU: CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Parameter Adjustment
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
Key to choose CTCSS/DCS/OFF,Press
/
Key to choose the value you want,Press
Key to choose correct DCS inverted and
positive code.
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
Key to choose CTCSS/DCS/OFF,Press
/
Key to choose the value you want,Press
Key to choose correct DCS inverted and
positive code.
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
Key to choose CTCSS/DCS/OFF,Press
/
Key to choose the value you want, Press
Key to choose correct DCS inverted and
positive code.
Parameter Instruction
Confirm to Page
back
CTCSS(50 Groups in total): 67Hz-254.1Hz
DCS(232Groups in total): 017N-765I
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CTCSS(50 Groups in total): 67Hz-254.1Hz
DCS(232Groups in total): 017N-765I
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CTCSS(50 Groups in total): 67Hz-254.1Hz
DCS(232Groups in total): 017N-765I
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Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
Key to choose the value you want.
0-70Mhz optional
36
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
Key to choose the value you want.
Wide band: 25K
Narrow band: 12.5K
36
Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
Key to choose the value you want.
REV: Frequency Reverse
TA: Talk Around
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SECOND LEVEL MENU: CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
Press
OFF: Off
BCL: Prohibit transmitting when receiving the matched
carrier wave
BTL: Prohibit transmitting when receiving matched
carrier wave but with unmatched signaling.
OFF: Off
Key to move cursor to the value of menu, BOT: Press PTT key to transmit DTMF code
EOT: Release PTT key to transmit DTMF code
/
Key to choose the value you want.
BOTH: Press and Release PTT key can both transmit
DTMF code
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
Key to choose the value you want.
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
Key to choose the value you want.
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ON: Enable TX Off function
OFF: Disable TX Off function
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THIRD LEVEL MENU:BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Function
Menu Entry
Time-Out Timer (TOT)
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Voice Operated Transmission (VOX) Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Voice Operated Transmission (VOX) Delay
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Voice Operated Transmission (VOX) Beep
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Frequency Step Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Squelch level Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Battery Save Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
LCD Backlight Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
LCD Backlight Color
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Scan Dwell Time Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Display Mode Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
DTMF Transmitting Time Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Priority Channel Setup
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Current Battery Voltage Enquiry
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Resume Factory Default
Press PF2 and hold this key for 3 seconds
Function Option
Display
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THIRD LEVEL MENU:BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Parameter Adjustment
Parameter Instruction
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
15S-600S to be optional
OFF: TOT Off
41
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
1-9 Level, 9 levels of VOX in total
OFF: VOX OFF
42
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
0.5S-5S, 10 levels of delay time to choose
42
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
ON: Enable VOX Frequency
OFF: Disable VOX Frequency
43
Press
Press
/
Channel Step:
5K/ 6.25K/ 10K/ 12.5K/ 15K/ 20k/ 25K/ 30k/ 50K
43
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
0-9: 9 levels of squelch in total
44
Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
ON: Open save function
OFF: Disable save battery function
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45
46
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
OFF: Permanent OFF
ON: Permanent ON
AUTO: Backlight remains for a while then
quenches
Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
RED: RED backlight
ORG: Orange backlight
GREEN: Green backlight
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Confirm to back
Page
THIRD LEVEL MENU:BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
It can be optional that start scanning after
dwelling 5S/10S/15S
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Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
FREQ: For Amateur Mobile Transceiver
CH: For Professional Mobile Transceiver
NAME: For Amateur Mobile Transceiver
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Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
It can be setup as:
50MS, 100MS, 150MS, 200MS, 250MS,300MS,
350MS, 400MS, 450MS, 500MS
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Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
OFF: Disable Priority Channel
1-128, 128 channels can be optional
49
Press
Press
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
/
key to choose the value you want
Display current battery voltage
49
Press
Press
/
Key to move cursor to the value of menu,
key to choose the value you want
FACT? : Resume Factory Default
INIT? : Resume General Setting
OFF: No Operation
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BATTERY INFORMATION
Charging the Battery Pack
The battery pack is not charged at the factory; please charge it before use.Charging the battery pack
for the first time after purchase or extended storage (more than 2 moths) may not bring the battery
pack to its normal operating capacity. After fully charging/ discharging cycle for two or three times, the
operating capacity will reach its best performance. The battery pack life is over when its operating time
decreases even though it is fully and correctly charged. Change a new battery pack.
Charger Applied
Please use the specific charger appointed by our company. Other models may cause explosion and
personal injury. After installing the battery pack, if the radio displays
low battery with red flashing
lamp or voice prompt, please charge the battery.
NOTES
▲
Do not short the battery terminals or throw the battery into fire. Never attempt to remove the casing
from the battery pack. We bear no responsibility on any results caused by modifying the battery
▲ freely without permission of our factory.
The ambient temperature should be between 5℃ and 40℃ while charging is in progress. Charging
outside this range may not fully charge the battery.
▲
Always switch OFF the transceiver equipped with a battery pack before charging. Otherwise, it will
interfere with correct charging.
▲
To avoid interfering the charging, please do not cut off the power or take out the battery during
charging.
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▲
Do not recharge the battery pack if it is already fully charged. This may shorten the life of the battery
▲ pack or damage the battery pack.
Do not charge the battery or transceiver if it is damp. Dry it before charging to avoid danger.
WARNING:
When keys, ornamental chain or other electric metals contact with the battery terminal, the battery may
cause damage or hurt bodies. If the battery terminal short circuit it will generate a lot of heat, please be
careful when you carry or use the battery, please put battery or radio into insulated container. Do not put it
into metal container.
How to charge
You can charge the battery or transceiver separately.
1.Plug the AC adaptor into the AC outlet, and then plug the cable of the AC adaptor into the DC jack
located on the back of the Charger.
Charging indicator---Green
Working Indicator
Charging Indicator
Transceiver Charge
Battery Charge
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BATTERY INFORMATION
2.Plug the battery or transceiver into the charger.
A. Make sure that the battery is well connected with charging connectors.
B. Charging indicator---Red
3.Fully charged. Charging indicator--Green
Note:
It takes approximately 4 hours to fully charge the battery. But, the actual charging time depends on the
dump battery. After fully charged, please remember to remove the battery or transceiver out of charger.
Over charging will shorten the battery life and reduce its performance.
Emergent Charging
Connect the transceiver directly with adaptor or car charger to charge.
Note:Please power off the transceiver before charging the transceiver in this way.
Also, it takes longer time (totally 12hours) to fully charge the transceiver in this way.
How to Store the Battery
1.If the battery needs to be stored, keep it in status of 50% discharged.
2.It should be kept in low temperature and dry environment.
3.Keep it away from hot places and direct sunlight.
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WARNING:
▲
▲ Do not short circuit battery terminals.
▲ Never attempt to remove the casing from the battery pack.
▲ Never assemble the battery in dangerous surroundings, spark may cause explosion.
Do not put the battery in hot environment or throw it into fire, it may cause explosion.
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PREPARATION
Installing / Removing the Battery
■ Installing the battery:
Match the battery pack with the corresponding guides on the back of the transceiver, and push it
upwards till it is fully locked by the battery latch.
■ Removing the battery pack
Slide up the battery latch and remove the pack away from the transceiver.
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PREPARATION
Installing / Removing the Antenna
■ Installing the Antenna:
Screw the antenna into the connector on the top of the transceiver
by holding the antenna at its base and turning it clockwise until
secure.
■ Removing the Antenna:
Turn the antenna anticlockwise to remove it.
Installing / Removing the Belt Clip
■ Installing the Belt Clip:
Place the belt clip to the corresponding grooves on the back of the
transceiver, and then clockwise screw it.
■ Removing the Belt Clip:
Anticlockwise turn the screws to remove the belt clip
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PREPARATION
Installing the Additional Speaker/ Microphone (Optional)
Unveil the MIC-SP jack cover and then insert the Speaker/Microphone
plug into MIC-SP jack.
Note: The transceiver is not completely waterproof while using the Speaker/
Microphone.
Installing/ Removing the Hand Strap (Optional)
Slide the loop of the hand strap through the eyelet on the upper
rear of the transceiver; then pull the entire hand strap through
the loop to secure the hands strap in place and lastly tighten the
hands strap.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
LCD Display
On LCD display screen, you will see various icons which stand for the selected functions and
sometimes you may forget the meaning of them. Here you will find the following table extremely useful.
Call in
Talk around
Negative offset frequency
Narrow band
Func
CTCSS
Keypad Lockout
DCS
Battery indicator
FM Radio signal
FM Radio
Frequency Reverse
Low power
VOX Function
Channel serial number/
FUNC menu s/no
NOTE:
Battery capacity indicator(full)
Battery capacity remnant
Busy Channel
No power,replace battery pack or charge battery
Real time display receiving signal
strength/Power Indicator
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
Front Panel
Antenna
Jacklight
Power / Volume
Switch
Speaker
Microphone
LCD
.
Numeric keys
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GETTING ACQUAINTED
Side Panel
Speaker / Mic-rophone Jacks
Reading/Writing Programming
Software Jack
PTT key
PF1 key, programming key
PF2 key, programming key
(programming all kinds of
monitor ways)
Belt Clip
Battery
Left Panel
Right Panel
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Turn the Radio On & OFF
Under power-off state, please turn [POWER]/ [VOLUME] clockwise to turn on
the transceiver.
Under power-on state, please turn [POWER]/ [VOLUME] anticlockwise to
turn off the transceiver.
Adjusting Volume
Under power-on state, turn [POWER] / [VOLUME] to adjust volume. Clockwiseup, anticlockwise -down.
When adjusting the volume, press and hold side key PF2 to monitor current
volume. (Refer to the function setup of side PF2 key)
NOTE:
Press the [PF2] side key programmed as Squelch Off Momentary to monitor the background noise.
Turn [POWER]/ [VOLUME] to control the volume.The volume you need can be adjusted more
correctly when communicating with the other party.
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Work mode switch
Under standby state, press
key to switch between VFO mode and Channel mode.
Channel Selection
When the radio is under Channel mode or FM channel, press
Press
to upward the channel and
to downward it.
key to select desired channel.
Note:If there is blank channel between two channels, the radio will skip it and get to next channel.
Frequency adjust
Under VFO mode, press
key to upward to increase
key to set desired frequency. Press
the frequency value and downward to decrease it. Each press add/cut one step value.
Note:Frequency step: 5k, 6.25, 10K, 12.5K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 50K, 9 options in total.
Frequency Input by Keypad
Under VFO mode or FM Scan, users can type frequency freely.
1.If your radio is under Channel mode, press
to switch to VFO mode.
Note:Under channel mode, the channel number is displayed on the lower level of the LCD.
2.Enter the desired frequency.
Note: The transceiver input is limited by the step value and scope of the frequency. If the input frequency is
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BASIC OPERATIONS
beyond the frequency range or does not match the frequency step, it is invalid. Under FM radio mode, the
input frequency step is 50K.
Channel input by keypad
Under channel mode and FM Channel mode, type number of 3 digits (001-128) to switch to the
desired channel. If the input channel is not edited, transceiver would emit error prompt and back to
current channel. For example, if you type 001, then it gets channel No.1. You can type 030 to reach
channel 30th, and 125 to get to reach channel 125th.
FM scan function
When FM Radio is on, press
key to scan FM Channels. If a certain channel is detected, the
frequency will be displayed on the LCD and you can listen to it.
Alarm
Under standby state, press and hold the Alarm key till hearing a “DU” to start Alarm function. Reset
the radio to switch off the function.
Note: This function should be enabled via software before use.
Jacklight
Under standby state, press Alarm key to switch on the jacklight. Press it again to switch off.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Squelch off/temporarily squelch off
Set the function key [PF2] as Squelch off or temporarily squelch off via programming software.
1.Squelch off: pressing [PF2], the squelch circuit is not mute and at present you can hear the background
noise. Press this key again, the squelch circuit becomes mute.
2.Temporarily squelch off: holding the [PF2], the squelch circuit is not mute and at present you can hear
the background noise. Release the key, the squelch circuit becomes mute.
Note: the above two functions should be programmed via software. Factory default: Temporarily squelch off.
Receiving
Once current channel is called, LCD will display the signal strength, and then you can hear other
party’s calling.
NOTE:You may not receive the calling if you set a high squelch off level of the transceiver.
If current channel has been programmed with signaling, you can only hear the call from a same signaling,
other calls can’t be heard.
Transmitting
Be sure that the channel you want to use is not in busy state through monitoring for a while by
pressing the programmed Squelch off [PF2] key. Under these conditions, press the [PTT] key and
speak into microphone. Please keep around 2.5-5cm distance between microphone and your lip. And
please speak in normal tone to make the receiver obtain best tone quality.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Note:Holding [PTT], red LED lighting, the transceiver is transmitting. Release the PTT to receive.
Battery Enquiry
Under standby state, pressing [PF1], LCD displays current battery voltage. Press this key again to
clear the display.
Work Mode Switch (VFO/Channel mode)
Press
key to switch between VFO frequency mode and Channel mode.
Note: If this channel is blank, this operation is invalid.
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SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
Editing Channel
1.Under VFO frequency mode, enter the desired frequency and set other items. Afterwards, press
key and then the left top of the LCD displays F icon. Hold the
key till the transceiver emits “DU”
and LCD displays 1st channel to enter the Channel Setting Save mode.
2.Press
key to select the channel you want to update the settings.
3. Hold
key till the transceiver emits “DU” to save the settings.
Deleting Channel
Under channel mode, select the channel that you want to delete. Then, press
key to enter FUNC
key to delete the channel till the
setting with F icon displayed on the LCD. Finally, hold the
transceiver emits “Du” and skip to other channel.
ON/Off FM Radio
Under standby state, press
key to enter FUNC setting with F icon displayed
key and the LCD will display “FM INI” and
on the LCD. Then, press
current FM frequency. Namely, FM Radio is started. At this case, you can operate
the FM radio freely. Repeat above operations to turn off FM Radio.
On/Off BEEP Prompt
Under standby state, press
key to enter FUNC setting with F icon displayed on the LCD. Then,
press F icon to turn off BEEP prompt. Repeat the above operations to turn on it. We suggest turn on
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SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
BEEP for faults detecting and prompt for not proper operation.
CTCSS/DCS Scan
Press
key to enter FUNC setting with F icon displayed on top left of the LCD. Then, press
key to enter CTCSS/DCS scan state. Namely, users can press
key to change scan direction.
When matching signaling is detected, scan pauses for 15s before continuing scanning. Press any key
、
、
key to exit.
except
.
Note: This function is invalid when the radio is under Professional Radio Mode or current channel is not
setup with CTCSS/DCS signaling.
When the signaling of current channel is setup as CTCSS, the radio scans CTCSS only. Likewise, the radio
scans DCS when the signaling is DCS.
Offset Frequency Direction Setup
Under standby state, press
key to enter FUNC setting with F icon displayed on the top left of the
LCD. Press
key to choose offset frequency direction. Offset frequency directions means:
1.(+) Positive offset: offset transmitting frequency is higher than receiving frequency. When reverse function
is enabled, the receiving frequency is higher than transmitting frequency.
2.(-) Minus offset: offset Transmitting frequency is lower than receiving frequency.
When reverse function is enabled, the receiving frequency is lower than
transmitting frequency.
3.None: shut offset off.
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SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
When the main channel is under frequency mode (VFO) or channel mode, press
key and
key successively to select positive offset, minus offset and offset off (refers to Offset frequency setup)
Note: Under professional radio mode, this function is invalid.
Frequency/Channel Scan
Under relevant mode, after pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then
key to begin frequency scan or channel scan.
press
1. Frequency Scan
When the radio is in VFO mode, frequency scan is valid. This function is to monitor signal of each
communicating frequency point when you are setting the “stepping” on the radio. Press any number
key to exit.
or
2.Channel Scan
When the radio is in channel mode, users can start this function to monitor signal of all channels.
key to exit.
Press any number or
NOTE:
●Frequency scan is of all bands scan. When scanning, it scan up as your STEPPING setting.
●When channel scanning, the skipped channel is not in the line of scan. Scan up as per channel no.. (
Please refer to channel scan skip.)
●Frequency / Channel scan can change scan direction by pressing
key or
key. When finding
a matching carrier wave and signaling, the transceiver will be stop for 15 seconds and then going on
scan. (Please refer to scan setup).
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SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
Add/delete scan list
In channel mode, press
key to enter FUNC setting. Then, press
key to
add current channel into scan list or delete current channel from the scan list.
1.When “A” is displayed on the LCD, it means that current channel is added into
the scan list and will be scanned.
2.When “A” disappears, current channel is deleted from the scan list and
won’t be scanned.
Note: When editing channels in VFO mode, you can preset the editing channel as on or out of the scan list.
Priority Scan
Under channel mode, after pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays
and then press
key to enter priority scan. Under priority scan state, it tests priority channel once scanning per 10
channels. When the priority channel receives a matching signaling, transceiver will stop scanning until
current signal disappear (Please refer to scan setup.).
NOTE: If you want to have this function available, you should set priority channel, otherwise, this
operation will be only as general channel scan. Under frequency mode (VFO) ,this function is unavailable.
(Please refer to priority channel setup.)
TX Power Selection
After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays
/ Middle power / Low power.
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and then
key to choose High power
SHORTCUT OPERATIONS
When the bottom left corner of screen displays 'H' , it means that you choose TX
high power.
When the bottom left corner of screen does not displays 'H' character or 'L'
character, it means that you choose TX middle power.
When the bottom left corner of screen displays 'L' character, it means that you
choose TX low power.
DTMF Code Enquiry and Setup
After pressing
key , the top left corner of LCD displays
and then press
key to show the DTMF data of current groups (16 groups in total).
1.Press
key or
key to choose the desired group and DTMF data. If this
group don't edit DTMF data, it will display current group number and “__”.
2.When current group display “__”, pressing
key, the top left corner of
LCD displays
After pressing and holding
key for 2 seconds, transceiver
voices beeping of “DU” and then comes into DTMF edit state. Now you can enter the DTMF editing
data you need by keypad.
3.After finishing setup, press side key [PF2] to make a sound of DTMF dialing, to save and exit.
Transmitting DTMF Signaling
Holding PTT key, users can transmit DTMF Signaling by entering DTMF data on the keypad.
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Note:
stands for “A”,
for “B”,
for “C”,
for “D”.
Frequency Reverse/Talk around On/off
After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays and then press
start frequency reverse or talk around. Repeat the above operations to exit.
key for 1 second to
NOTE: If frequency reverse displayed in current channel, this operation will be enable and disable
Frequency Reverse. Or else, it is as enable and disable Talk Around.
When it displays “R” icon on screen, it means that Frequency Reverse is started on current
channel. Now the transmitting frequency and receiving frequency are
interchanged, namely, receiving frequency switches to transmitting frequency
while transmitting frequency switches to receiving frequency. If CTCSS/ DCS
signaling are set, it will also interchange.
When it display“T” icon on screen, it means that Talk Around function is
started on current channel. Under these conditions, transceiver will transmit as
receiving frequency. If CTCSS /DCS signaling is set, it will interchange decoding
CTCSS /as encoding.
Keypad Lockout
In order to prevent wrong operation, you can make use of keypad lock function
key, the top left
of this transceiver. Under standby state, after pressing
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corner of LCD display and then press and hold
the above operations to cancel key lock function.
key for 2 seconds to start key lock function. Repeat
NOTE: When keypad is locked, only PTT / PF1 / PF2 /
key are available, other keys are unavailable.
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CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Channel operation refers to temporarily change on current channel function. Once the radio is turned
off or switched to another channel, the temporary change will be erased. Under frequency+channel
mode, channel+Name Tag mode or VFO mode, the operating methods are as follows:
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter
function menu.
2.Press
key to choose the desired function to be set.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired contents to be set.
5. Press
to return to upward menu. Press
、
key to confirm and exit.
NOTE: When transceiver works at professional transceiver mode, operation as pressing
key followed
by
key is not valid. Under frequency mode (VFO), once the radio is turned off or changed to new VFO
frequency, the channel operations setting will be remained until next change.
CTCSS/DCS Decode Setup
If this function is enabled, you shield your radio from other transceivers of same
frequency.
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into function menu.
2.Press
key to choose No.1 function item. It shows “R-CDC” on LCD
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key to choose CTCSS, DCS or OFF. When DCS signaling is selected,
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press
key to choose DCS positive and inverse code.
5. Press
keyor
key to choose the desired CTCSS / DCS encodes signaling.
6.CTCSS: 67Hz- 254.1Hz, 50 groups in total, Default: 67Hz.
7.DCS: 017N-765I, 232 groups in total. "N" stands for positive code, "I" Stands for
reverse code.
key to back to previous menu. Press
exit.
8.Press
key or
key to confirm and
CTCSS/DCS Encode Setup
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into function menu.
2.Press
key to choose No.2 function item. It shows “T-CDC” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key to choose CTCSS, DCS or OFF. When DCS signaling is selected,
press
key to choose DCS positive or inverse code.
5.Press
keyor
key to choose the desired CTCSS / DCS encode signaling.
6.CTCSS: 67Hz- 254.1Hz, 50 groups in total
7.DCS: 017N-765I, 232 groups in total. "N" stands for positive code, "I" stands for
inverse code.
8.Press
key to return back to previous menu. Press
key or
key to
confirm and exit.
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CTCSS/DCS Encode/Decode Synchronous Setup
It means that users can synchronize the CTCSS/DCS decode and encode. Also,
users can adjust them simultaneously.
1. After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into function menu.
2.Press
to choose No. 3 function item. It shows “C-CDC”on LCD.
3.Press
to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key to choose CTCSS, DCS or OFF. When DCS signaling is selected,
press
key to choose DCS positive or inverse code.
5.Press
keyor
key to choose the desired CTCSS / DCS encode signaling.
6.CTCSS: 67Hz- 254.1Hz, 50 groups in total
7.DCS: 017N-765I, 232 groups in total. "N" stands for positive code, "I" stands for
reverse code.
8.Press
key to back to previous menu, press
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Offset Frequency Setup
This function works through repeater. Namely, repeater receives accessing signal by one kind of
frequency and then transmits in the other kind of frequency. The offset between these two frequencies
is called offset frequency.
1.After pressing
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key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into
CHANNEL OPERATIONS
channel function menu.
2. Press
key to choose No.4 function item. It shows “OFFSET” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the offset frequency you want.
5.The frequency range is 00-70MHz.
6.Press
key to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm
and exit.
Wide/narrow band setup
On the basis of national conditions, users can set channel spacing as 25K (wide
band) or 12.5K (narrow band) to communicate.
1.After press
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into channel function menu.
2.Press
key to select NO.5 function item. It shows”W/N”;
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup
4.Press
key or
key to select desired band width.
W25K: wide band. N12.5: Narrow band.
5.Press
key to back to previous menu, and
key or
key to confirm
and exit.
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CHANNEL OPERATIONS
Frequency Reverse/ Talk around option
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
to enter into function menu.
2. Press
key to choose No.6 function item. It shows “REV/TA” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key or key to choose the desired setup.
REV: The frequency reverse function is selected.
TA: The talk around function is selected.
6.Press
key to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
NOTE: After relevant function is selected on current channel, under standby mode, users can press
key to start chosen function.
key and then hold
Busy Channel Lockout
BCLO is to disable transmitting while RX signal is received. Once the channel is
busy and you press PTT, the radio will beep as warning and get back to receiving.
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into function menu.
2.Press
key to choose No.7 function item. It shows “BUSY” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
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BCL: Enable BCL, carrier wave lockout, transmitting is prohibited when current
channel receives a matching carrier wave;
BTL: Enable BTL, transmitting is prohibited when current channel receives a
matching carrier wave with dis-matching CTCSS/DCS.
OFF: Busy Channel Lockout is turned off.
5.Press
key to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and
exit.
PTT ID Setup
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon and then press
key to enter into function menu.
2.Press
key to choose No.8 function item. It shows “PTT-ID” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired setup
BOT: Start, press PTT key to send a series of DTMF code.
EOT: End, release PTT key to send a series of DTMF code.
BOTH: Start and End;
OFF: PTT ID is turned off.
5.Press
key to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and
exit.
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CHANNEL OPERATIONS
TX OFF
After starting this function, [PTT] key is unavailable. Current channel of
transceiver is working under receiving mode.
1.After pressing
key, the top left corner of LCD displays F icon. And then
press
key to enter into function menu.
2. Press
key to choose No.9 function item. It shows “TX-IHB” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
ON: TX Off is enabled.
OFF: TX Off is disabled.
key to back to previous menu and
5.Press
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key or
key to confirm and exit.
BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Under any mode, the background operations will be changed & stored as the latest value permanently,
until next change, operations as followings:
1.Press and hold [PF2] key to turn on transceiver. And keep pressing [PF2] key for 3 seconds to enter
into background operations.
key to choose the menu item you want to set.
key to enter menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
5.Press
TOT Timer Setup
The purpose of Time-out-timer is to restrict transceiver for continuous long-term transmission. When
the continuous transmission time is beyond the due time, transceiver is forced to stop transmitting and
make a sound of beeping.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key to turn on transceiver. And keep pressing [PF2] key for 3 seconds to enter
into background operations.
key to choose No.1 function item. It shows “TOT” on LCD.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key or key to set desired TOT time;
15-600 seconds, 10 minutes of TOT is to be optional, per level interval of 15
seconds.
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BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
5.Press
key to back to previous menu. Press
key or
key to confirm and exit.
VOX Setup
When this function is enabled, you can begin transmitting by fitted high voice, no needing to press
the [PTT] key.If you want to make use of this function, you should insert the earpiece fitted with the
transceiver.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.2 function item. It shows “VOX” on LCD.
key to enter menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired VOX level.
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
5. Press
VOX Delay Setup
The fact that the transceiver sends the calling by VOX and instantly returns to receiving mode might
result in residual information loss. To avoid this loss, you can set suitable delay time.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to enter into background
operation.
2.Press
3.Press
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key to choose No.3 function item. It shows “VOXDEY” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
0.5S-5S, 10 levels of delay time in total to choose, per level interval of 0.5S.
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and
exit.
VOX Beep Setup
After enabling this function, beginning transmitting by VOX, the transceiver will
voice beeping.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.4 function item. It shows “VOXTON”on LCD.
key to enter menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
ON: VOX beeping is enabled.
2. Press
3.Press
4.Press
OFF: VOX beeping is disabled.
to back to previous menu and
5.Press
key or
key or key to confirm and exit.
Frequency Step Size Setup
This function is valid only when the radio is in frequency mode. Frequency input and frequency scan
are both restricted by stepping.
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BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.5 function item. It shows “STEP” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
Stepping: 5k/ 6.25K/ 10K / 12.5K/ 15K/ 20K/ 25K 30K/ 50K
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Squelch Level Setup
This function is used to setup the receiving signal intensity. If the receiving signal intensity reaches a
certain level, you can hear the other party calling, otherwise transceiver will remain mute.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to enter into background
operation.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
key to choose No.6 function item. It shows “SQL” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
Off--9: 10 levels of squelch in total, “off” as min setup value (Normally open)
5. Press
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to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Battery save Setup
Users can start this function to extend the standby time.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.7 function item. It shows “SAVE” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
ON: Battery saving is enabled.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
OFF: Battery saving is disabled.
to back to previous menu and
5.Press
key or
key to confirm and exit.
LCD Backlight Setup
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it
to enter into background operation.
key to choose No.8 function item. It shows “LIGHT” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
AUTO: Automatic, after enabling the backlight, it lights for a while before
quench automatically.
2. Press
3.Press
4.Press
OFF: Normally close
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BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
555Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
LCD Backlight Color Setup
There are three kinds of backlight color to be optional.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.9 function item. It shows “COLOR” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
RED: red backlight
2. Press
3.Press
4.Press
ORG: orange backlight
GREEN: green backlight
to back to previous menu and
5.Press
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Scan Dwell Time Setup
There are three kinds of scan dwell time to be optional.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to enter into background
operation.
2. Press
3.Press
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key to choose No.10 function item. It shows “SCANTM” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired dwell time:
5S: Once the radio receives a matching signal, Scan mode will stop for 5
seconds and then continue scanning.
10S: Once the radio receives a matching signal, Scan mode will stop for 10s
and then continue scanning.
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Display Mode Setup
There are display modes as channel number display, channel frequency+ channel
number display and channel name display, 3 modes in total for option.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.11 function item. It shows “DSP” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired setup.
FREQ: Frequency + Channel number (Amateur transceiver mode) press ==key
to switch into VFO mode.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
CH: Channel number (Professional transceiver mode).
NAME: Channel name display. When a channel is not named, LCD displayscurrent
frequency and channel number. Otherwise, LCD displays channel name. (Amateur transceiver mode).
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BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Tone Pulse Frequency Selection
This function is used for starting the repeater activated by Tone Pulse. It needs a certain intensity
of Tone Pulse to start repeater under slumber state. In general, as long as the repeater is started,The
Tone Pulse is not needed.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key to turn on transceiver. And keep pressing [PF2] key for 3 seconds to enter
into Model Functions Setting.
key to choose No.12 function item. It shows “TBST” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the Tone Pulse frequency you want.
1000Hz: Pilot frequency1000Hz
1450Hz: Pilot frequency 1450Hz
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
1750Hz: Pilot frequency 1750Hz
5.Press
2100Hz: Pilot frequency 2100Hz
key to back to previos menu. Press
key or
key to confirm and exit.
DTMF Transmitting Time
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.13 function item. It shows “DTMFSD” on
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the DTMF transmitting time you want.
2.Press
3.Press
4.Press
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50MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 50MS and then pause for 50MS before next transmission.
100MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 100MS and then pause for 100MS before next transmission.
150MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 150MS and then pause for 150MS before next transmission.
200MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 200MS and then pause for 200MS before next transmission.
250MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 250MS and then pause for 250MS before next transmission.
300MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 300MS and then pause for 300MS before next transmission.
350MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 350MS and then pause for 350MS before next transmission.
400MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 400MS and then pause for 400MS before next transmission.
450MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 450MS and then pause for 450MS before next transmission.
500MS: each DTMF signal transmits for 500MS and then pause for 500MS before next transmission.
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Priority Channel Setup
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to
enter into background operation.
key to choose No.14 function item. It shows “PRI-CH” on
LCD.
3.Press
key to enter into function menu setup.
4.Press
key or
key to choose the desired priority channel.
5.Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
2.Press
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BACKGROUND OPERATIONS
Current Battery Voltage Display
1.Press and hold [PF2] key till the transceiver emits “DU”, and then release it to enter into background
operation.
2.Press
key to choose No.15 function item. It shows “V-BATT” on LCD.
3.Press
key to enquiry current battery voltage.
4.LCD display current battery voltage.
5. Press
to back to previous menu and
key or
key to confirm and exit.
Resume Factory Default
Once transceiver works abnormally for wrong operations or wrong programming,
users can start this function to resume all functions and channels as Factory Default.
1.Press and hold [PF2] key to turn on transceiver. And keep press [PF2] key till the
radio emits “DU” to enter into background operations.
key to choose No.16 function item. It shows “RESET” on LCD.
key to enter into function menu setup.
key or
key to choose the desired settings.
OFF: No operation
2. Press
3.Press
4.Press
FACT?: Resume all settings, including channels and functions setting, to factory default.
INIT?: Resume all functions settings to factory default.
5.Press
key to confirm.
Note: User can have this function hided via programming software.
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Programming Software Installing & Starting (THIS
INSTRUCTION TAKES WINDOWS XP AS AN EXAMPLE)
1.Double-click “PS-FC138&418 SETUP.EXE”, and then install the
software as per computer instructions.
2.Click “START” menu, choose “USB To Comport” in the KSP entry
from “ALL PROGRAMS” and click it. Please install USB to Comport
drive program as computer command.
3.Please plug PC-01 programming cable into USB port in PC device and
then connect with transceiver.
4.Double click “PS-FC138&418”shortcut operation or click PSFC138&418 Start in the PS-FC138&418 menu of ALL PROGRAMS in
START MENU. (Refer to picture1)
5.Choose serial port “COM Port”(refer to picture2) as per computer
command, then clicks” OK” to start programming software.
Note:
In one individual computer, users need to choose different COM Port
number when USB cable is connected with different USB port.
To program frequency, please power on the transceiver firstly. Don’t
power on/off the transceiver when it is connected with computer.
Otherwise, the transceiver cannot read or write frequency well. If this
condition happens, please firstly close the programming software,
disconnect USB Connector (PC03) from computer, then, and connect the
USB connector with computer again and select the corresponding COM
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Programming Software Installing & Starting (THIS INSTRUCTION TAKES WINDOWS XP AS AN EXAMPLE)
Port to start the programming software. So, please power on the transceiver before connecting with the
computer. Do not reset the transceiver when the transceiver is connected with the computer.
NOTE:
The programming software of this transceiver is attached with product identifying system. So, when you
start programming software at the first time, you should connect the transceiver and then you can run the
software, otherwise the software cannot be run.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
Frequency Range*
VHF:136-174MHz
Channel Capacity
128 channels
UHF: 400-480MHz(EX:400-520mhz)
Channel Spacing
25KHz (Wide Band) 12.5KHz (Narrow Band)
Phase-locked Step
5KHz, 6.25KHz
Operating Voltage
7.4 DC ±20%
Battery Life
More than 12 Hours (1700mAh), by 5-5-90 work cycle
Frequency Stability
±2.5ppm
Operating Temperature
-20~ +55℃
Size
195×56×30mm (with battery pack, no antenna)
Weight
185 g (with battery pack, no antenna)
Receiving Part
Wide band
Narrow band
Sensitivity(12dB SINAD)
≤0.25μV
≤0.35μV
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
≥60dB
≥60dB
Intermodulation
≥60dB
≥60dB
Spurious Rejection
≥80dB
≥80dB
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Response
6dB / per interval
6dB / per interval
Hum & Noise
≥50dB
≥45dB
Audio Distortion
≤5%
Audio Power Output
500mW (at 10%)
Transmitting Part
Wide band
Narrow band
Power Output
4w/1w
Modulation
16KΦF3E
11KΦF3E
Adjacent Channel
≥60dB
≥60dB
Hum & Noise
≥45dB
≥40dB
Spurious Emission
≤-36dB
≤-36dB
Audio Response
6dB / per interval
6dB / per interval
Audio Distortion
≤5%
Note:No further advice when any necessary amendments are made for technical need,
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
No power
Corrective Action
A.The battery pack may be exhausting. Recharge or replace the
battery pack.
B.The battery pack may not be installed correctly. Remove the
battery pack and install it again。
C.The power switch is broken; send it to local dealers to repair.
D.Battery touch is broken; send it to local dealers to repair.
Battery power dies shortly after
correctly charging.
The battery pack life is finished. Replace the battery pack with a
new one.
Transceiver cannot scan
The channels are not in scan list. (Professionals set it.)
All band noisy after programmed
or green light always lightens
No sound after using microphone
for a while
Turn on squelch when programmed. Non-professionals are advised
not to adjust this function.
Earphone jack is broken. (Please contact with local dealers to repair
it.)
A.Check whether the antenna is in good condition and the antenna
base do not come adrift.
B.The selected mode frequency is not in accord with local frequency
when programming.
C.Whether it has set in low power output. (Please contact with local
dealers to repair it.)
Communication distance
becomes short, and it is low
sensitivity
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
Cannot talk to or hear other
members in your group
Can not power on or frequent
power-off
The other party gets low or
intermittent receiving sound
ntermittent receiving with big
noise.
Loudspeaker become lower or
with “ka ka” sound after using
a certain time
Receive voice from the other
party but can not transmit
Receiving indicating lamp (green
light) lightens but no sound
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A. Different frequency or channel, please change it.
B. Different CTCSS / DCS please reset it.
C. Out of communication range.
Check whether the battery touch is out of sharp or broken.
Check weather the MIC is stoppage. (Otherwise, please contact with
local dealers to repair it.)
A.Out of communication range or obstruct by tall buildings or in
basement and so on.
B.450 filter is broken, Please contact with local dealers to repair.
Check whether the loudspeaker net is broken. Iron powder or
sundries is in the loudspeaker. (Please contact with local dealers to
repair it.)
Check [PTT] key. (Please contact with local dealers to repair it.)
A.Low volume, please turn on clockwise.
B.Loudspeaker is broken. (Please contact with local dealers to
repair it.)
C.Earphone jack is broken. (Please contact with local dealers to
repair it.)
D.Volume switch is broken. (Please contact with local dealers to
repair it.)
ATTACHED CHART
CTCSS Frequency Chart
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
67.0
69.3
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
159.8
162.2
165.5
167.9
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
171.3
173.8
177.3
179.9
183.5
186.2
189.9
192.8
196.6
199.5
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42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
203.5
206.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
229.1
233.6
241.8
250.3
254.1
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ATTACHED CHART
DCS Chart
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
017
023
025
026
031
032
036
043
047
050
051
053
054
055
065
071
072
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
073
074
114
115
116
122
125
131
132
134
135
143
145
152
155
156
162
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
165
172
174
205
212
217
223
225
226
243
244
245
246
251
252
254
255
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
261
263
265
266
271
274
305
306
311
315
325
331
332
343
345
346
351
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
356
364
365
371
411
412
413
423
425
431
432
445
446
452
454
455
462
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
464
465
466
503
506
516
523
526
532
534
546
565
606
612
624
627
631
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
632
645
654
662
664
703
712
723
731
732
734
743
754
765
NOTE: N is positive code. ”I” is negative code. There are 232 groups of DCS in total. The
overstriking marks are non-standard DCS.
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