Midland X-TRA TALK GXT900 Series Operating instructions

MIDLAND (TEAM MEMBER) RADIO-RELATED INFORMATION
When your radio is to be stored for an extended period, you should remove the batteries so that they will not
corrode and damage the radio. You may need to reset the channel and privacy code on the radio when the
batteries are reinstalled. See the attached instructions for battery removal and installation. Also use those
instructions (or the steps below) for resetting the channel and privacy code. LWR CERT uses CTCSS privacy
codes. You should make certain that the VOX function is turned off .

Turn the radio on.

Set channel: Press MENU once, then press the  or  buttons until you see the correct channel. Then press
the PTT (Push-To-Talk) button.
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Set CTCSS mode: Press MENU twice, then press the  or  buttons to select "ct" (instead of "oF" or "dc").
Then press PTT.

Set CTCSS code #: Press MENU three times, then press the  or  buttons to select code #. Press PTT.
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If "VOX" is displayed on the screen, press the MENU key until "VOX blinks. Then press the  or  buttons to
select "oF" and press PTT.
During hurricane season, make sure that your radio has fresh batteries (for those radios using AA batteries) or
that the battery is fully charged on a periodic basis (for those radios with rechargeable batteries). If your radio
uses rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries, you should know how to use AA batteries if the Ni-Cd battery pack cannot be
recharged. (LWR CERT will not replace defective Ni-Cd battery packs, i.e., those that will no longer hold a
charge.)
In general, try to keep all messages as short and concise as possible while still sending all of the required
information.
Since the first person to the assembly point becomes the Incident commander by default, each team member
should know how to operate the IC radio to communicate with the CERT HUB radios. You should know where
the IC radio is and how to access it. Operating instructions are given below.
OPERATION OF THE WOUXAN UVA-1 OR DB16X IC RADIOS

Turn on the radio by rotating the knob on the top right of the radio clockwise. Turning the knob further
clockwise increases the volume. Turning the knob counterclockwise reduces the volume and turns the radio
off.

Select the channel you want to use by rotating the center knob on top. For LWR CERT use, the channel
number will correspond to the number of the HUB you wish to contact. For example, Team 36 would turn to
channel 3, as HUB3 is their primary contact.

To send a message, first check that no one is using that channel currently. If it is clear, press the large PTT
key on the top left side of the radio, hold for 2-3 seconds, then speak your message. Release the PTT key
when done.

The team coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the team's IC radio is charged and operational.
Turn on your IC radio ASAP so that you can receive any messages from CERT. Please remember that initial
communications from your team to the HUB should (1) report the team's readiness and appraise CERT of team
strength, and (2) report any emergency life-threatening situations. Later communications can address less
threatening issues. You will be notified when those secondary communications can begin.
Model GXT760/795 Series
LCD DISPLAY
1
6
2
7
8
3
9
4
10
11
5
CONTROLS
12
17
18
13
19
14
20
15
21
1. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY
LOCK mode is on.
2. VOX ICON – Indicates when VOX mode
is active.
3. NOAA WEATHER (WX) BAND ICON–
Indicates when the radio is in Weather
Band mode.
4. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from
1~42 on GMRS/FRS band (1~10 on WX
band).
5. PRIVACY CODE – Indicates Privacy
Code selected by user (oF~38/oF~ 104).
It can only be used on Ch 1~22.
6. BATTERY METER – Indicates the battery
level.
7. VIBRATE ALERT ICON – Indicates when
the Vibrate Alert feature is on.
8. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates radio is
receiving a transmission.
9. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates radio
is transmitting a signal.
10. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ICON –
Indicates TX Power setting (H/M/L)
11. PRIVACY CODE ICON – Indicates
Privacy Code setting (CTCSS/DCS).
12. POWER/VOLUME KNOB – Turn clockwise to turn the power on and increase
the volume level. Turn counter-clockwise
to decrease the volume level and turn
the power off.
13. PTT Button – Press and hold to transmit
voice communication.
14. CALL/LOCK Button – Press to send a
CALL Alert signal. Press and hold to turn
KEY LOCK on/off.
15. MIC – Built-in microphone.
16. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.
17. ANTENNA
18. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC JACK.
19. MENU/WX SCAN Button – Press to
access Menu mode. Press and hold for 5
seconds to activate the NOAA Weather
Scan function.
20. MONITOR/SCAN Button – Press to
enter SCAN mode. Press and hold to
enter MONITOR mode
21. UP
and DOWN
Button – Make
adjustments in MENU mode.
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Model GXT760/795 Series
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your GXT760/795 Series radio operates with either 4 AA alkaline
batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be
removed (see below) to ease installation or removal of the batteries.
To install the batteries:
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see
diagram below) for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover
by pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the
radio.
2. Insert 4 AA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing
the batteries incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or
may damage the unit.
3. Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the
belt clip, making sure it locks into place.
One Battery inserted
in this slot
BELT CLIP
LOCK TAB
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
COVER
Press here and
push down to open
BELT CLIP
LATCH
INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP
To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip down into the slot on the back
of the radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT
CLIP, press the LOCK TAB down, then gently pull the belt clip up
toward the top of the radio.
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Model GXT760/795 Series
KEYPAD LOCK
To avoid accidentally changing the radio setting, press the LOCK
button for 2 seconds. The KEY LOCK icon will appear on the display.
PTT and CALL will still be active. Repeat the same procedure to
unlock the keypad.
DISPLAY ILLUMINATION
During Power on, the display illumination will activate for approx. 5
seconds. The display illumination can also be activated when the
MENU, MON/SCAN, and / button is pressed.
CHANNEL SELECTION (GMRS/FRS BAND)
Press the MENU button once, and then the / buttons to select one
of the 42 GMRS/FRS channels. To confirm the selection, press the
PTT button or press the MENU button again to move to the next
feature setting.
SETTING PRIVACY CODES
Your GXT760/795 Series has 142 Privacy Codes available. The
selected Privacy Code may be different for each channel. To select
a Privacy Code for the current channel press the MENU button
twice, and then the / buttons to select between Off/CTCSS/DCS.
Press again the MENU button and the / button to select one of the
38 CTCSS Codes or one of the 104 DCS Codes. The Privacy Code
icon on the display will indicate whether you set your Privacy Code in
CTCSS or DCS mode. To confirm the selection, press the PTT button
or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting.
Note : If you select any CTCSS Privacy Code, any pre-selected
DCS Privacy Code will be cancelled and vice-versa. Selecting a
Privacy Code of "oF" will disable the Privacy feature. To communicate between two GXT760/795 Series radios, all radios in your
group must be set to the same channel and Privacy Code. The
Privacy Code can only be set in channels 1~22.
!
TRANSMIT (TX) POWER LEVEL SELECTION
Your GXT760/795 Series has 3 power level settings. To select the
power level on channels 1~7, 15~33 and 38~42, press the MENU
button until a “Pr” icon will appear blinking on the display. Then press
the / buttons to select TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL icon (H: Hi/
M: Mid/L: Lo). To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU
button again to move to the next feature setting.
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When the Battery Meter drops to 1 bar
, the TX Power will
automatically switch from Hi(H) or Med(M) to Lo(L) level.
!
Note : You cannot adjust the power setting on the FRS
channels (8~14 and 34~37). They are set to Low power per
FCC regulations.
VOX (Hands-free Transmission)
Your radio has 5 VOX level settings: (oF/1~5).
To set VOX, press the MENU button until the display shows “VOX”
blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display,
an “oF” icon appears. Select “1~5” by pressing the / buttons and
push the PTT key, or press MENU button again to move to the next
feature setting.
VOX will be more sensitive on the “1” setting than on the “5” setting.
To turn VOX off, press the MENU button until the display shows
“VOX” blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display,
a “1~5” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the / buttons and
push the PTT key, or press MENU button again to move to the next
feature setting.
SILENT OPERATION
Your GXT760/795 Series has a SILENT OPERATION mode. In this
mode, all “beeps” and “tones” are disabled.
To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode on, press the MENU button
until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP”
display, an “on” icon appears. Select “of” by pressing the / buttons
and push the PTT key or MENU button.
To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode off, press the MENU button
until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP”
display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the /
buttons and push the PTT key or MENU button.
ROGER BEEP (end of transmission) TONE
When the PTT button is released, the radio will beep to confirm to
other users that your transmission has finished.
To turn the ROGER BEEP tone on, press the MENU button until the
display shows an “rb” icon while on the right of the “rb” display, an
“oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the / buttons and push
the PTT key, or press MENU button to move to the next feature
setting.
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