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Albrecht Contact Owner’s Manual
Albrecht
TectalkContact
Ø PMR 446 hand held radio
Ø 8 Channels
Ø 38 CTCSS Tone Codes
Ø VOX Operation selectable
Ø Max. 500mW RF Output
Ø No License Required!
Ø Clear Communication Up to 5Km
Ø Automatic Squelch
Ø Notified to be used in 18 European
countries (R&TTE directive)
Albrecht Contact Owner’s Manual
Introduction
Tectalk Contact is a palm-sized communicator that you can carry almost anywhere. Use it as
well as privately radio at shopping malls, amusement parks, or sports events to contact family
and friends, or in a neighborhood watch for vital communications, or also for commercial use
on construction sites, for motor bike driving schools or maintenance people.
Tectalk Contact has 8 channels. You can talk with other PMR users whose communicators are
turned to the same channel as yours. With the auto-squelch feature, you will not hear anything
until the sound quality is reasonably clear. Tone Squelch (CTCSS) feature also keeps your
transceiver quiet except for the calls you want to hear.
The radio is equipped with VOX operation. i.e. you can simply talk to the microphone and the
voice will be transmitted to your companion automatically. When operating with external
microphone and earphone (not included), you can communicate with your friends without
pressing a key. This hand-free feature is very useful when you are driving or cycling.
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Basic Control
Power /Volume Knob
Antenna
Speaker Jack
MONITOR Key
PTT
(Push-To-Talk) Key
Microphone
Microphone Jack
DOWN Key
Speaker
UP Key
Display
MODE / LOCK Key
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LCD Display
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°
±
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Battery Level Indicator
Battery is fully charged
Battery is half charged
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Battery is almost flat
Blinking Cell -- Battery level Low
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Appears when Key Lock is ON
Appears while Transmitting
Blinks when VOX is enabled
Appears while Monitoring or Receiving
Appears when displaying Channel Number
Appears and Blinks when altering CTCSS number
Shows Channel Number or CTCSS
Number
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Power ON / OFF & Volume Control
At the upper right corner of the transceiver, you
may find a Volume Knob.
To turn On the transceiver, rotate the Volume Knob
clockwise until a tick sound is heard. Rotate the
knob further to increase the sound volume.
Rotate the knob anti-clockwise may decrease the
sound volume and eventually Power Off the
transceiver when a tick sound is heard again.
Standby Mode
After the PMR is turned On, it is in the so-called Standby Mode in which it
awaits keys to be pressed by users and monitors the preset channel at the same
time. If there is no function from user or receive no signal after a minute, an inbuilt energy saving system will switch itself on automatically, which further
reduces the power consumption and hence lengthen standby time significantly.
Transmit & Receive
The Monitor Key temporarily disables the automatic squelch function.
Use this function when the signal received becomes too weak and can
only be heard in short sudden bursts through the squelch. Therefore, you
will have a better chance of continuing your radio conversation with the
other end.
In order to make or to answer a call, press and hold down the PTT key,
then talk at your normal voice level to the microphone. The “TX” icon
will appear on the LCD, whilst the unit begins transmission.
Once you press PTT key, a Transmit Power Save function is enabled and
it will automatically stop your transmission after 2 minutes. The purpose
of the function is to prevent prolonged continuous transmission since it
may cause unnecessary interference to other radio users and most
importantly, consume all your battery power. It is helpful for example, if
you keep the PTT key pressed accidentally.
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Key Tone
Key Tone will be heard when keys
are pressed.
To disable or enable it, press and
hold
[Monitor]
key
when
switching the radio on.
Power On
+
Channel Selection
In order to select the same operating channel as
your companions, simply press UP or DOWN key
at Standby Mode (“Channel” icon appear). To
continuously scroll through the channel number,
press and hold either key.
CTCSS Selection
The Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) enables you to ignore any
unwanted calls in the channel. To enable the function, all members in the same group must
select the same CTCSS number other than “0”. There are 38 CTCSS tone altogether. Other
groups who use different CTCSS tone will not be heard. To disable the function, simply
select CTCSS ‘0’.
¬ Press MODE key once at Standby Mode, the
LCD will show a blinking “QUIET” icon and
CTCSS number.
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- To alter CTCSS setting, simply press UP or
DOWN key and the setting is automatically
stored in memory. To continuously scroll
through the tone number, press and hold either
key.
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VOX Operation
Traditionally, you should press and hold PTT key during conversation and release it
after conversation so as not to occupy the channel. With the VOX operation mode, the
voice transmission is started automatically once you speak at the microphone and stop
after speaking. This is very helpful when you are driving, jogging or cycling.
¬ To Enable/Disable VOX function, press MODE
key twice at Standby Mode, the LCD will show a
blinking “TX” icon and VOX status (“oF”, “Lo”
and “Hi”).
- To alter VOX settings, simply press UP or
DOWN key and the setting is automatically stored
in memory.
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“oF” – VOX OFF
“Lo” – VOX LOw Sensitivity
“Hi” – VOX HIgh Sensitivity
While selecting VOX setting, user can speak at the
microphone gently to test which level (“Hi” or “Lo”)
he feels comfortable. Once PMR detected voice, it
will transmit automatically and “TX” icon will stop
blinking.
Notes: if VOX is enabled, ”TX” icon will FLASH at
Standby Mode as an indication
Key Lock
Key Lock, disables UP, DOWN and MODE keys, except PTT and MON. This feature is
used to protect your channel and tone setting from changing accidentally. If key lock is
enabled, an icon will appear on LCD and beep tone can be heard if keys are pressed.
Key Lock can be enabled
automatically or manually:
either
Automatic – let the transceiver alone for
about 30 seconds.
Manual – Press and hold MODE key for
more than one second.
To disable Key Lock, simply Press and Hold
MODE key for a second
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Appendix A
Frequency Chart
Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
Channel 5
Channel 6
Channel 7
Channel 8
446.00625 MHz
446.01875 MHz
446.03125 MHz
446.04375 MHz
446.05625 MHz
446.06875 MHz
446.08125 MHz
446.09375 MHz
CTCSS Tone Table
Tone No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Frequency (Hz)
67.0
71.9
74.4
77.0
79.7
82.5
85.4
88.5
91.5
94.8
97.4
100.0
103.5
107.2
110.9
114.8
118.8
123.0
127.3
Tone No.
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Frequency (Hz)
131.8
136.5
141.3
146.2
151.4
156.7
162.2
167.9
173.8
179.9
186.2
192.8
203.5
210.7
218.1
225.7
233.6
241.8
250.3
Licensing :
This radio corresponds to the ERC recommendation for PMR 446 radio communication, European
Standards ETS 300 296, ETS 300 279 and EN 60 065. and carries the CE mark.
It can be used in most EU and non-EU countries free without license fee.
For some countries following restrictions are still valid:
In Italy use will be allowed beginning of 2001, in Norway no use allowed because the frequency
range is occupied by other services. In Belgium and Switzerland users must apply for a license.
© Albrecht Electronic GmbH, October 2000