Audiovox 1200CH User Manual

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General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)

Model: GMRS-1200CH

Owner’s Manual

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Customer Service 1-800-290-6650

Released: 2-1-02.

CAUTIONS

NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHARGE ALKALINE OR DRY CELL BATTERIES, AS BATTERIES MAY BURST CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE PRODUCT. WHEN RECHARGING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE (Ni-MH)BATTERIES WITH THE AUDIOVOX CHARGER, USE ONLY AUDIOVOX APPROVED RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. USE OF THE AUDIOVOX CHARGER WITH OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES IS NOT RECOMMENDED, AS BATTERY CHARGING TIMES WILL VARY WITH DIFFERENT BRANDS. REFER TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHARGING OTHER BRANDS OF BATTERIES.

AVOID PLACING THE GMRS-1200CHRADIO TRANSCEIVER FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR TEMPERATURES BELOW-4°F(-20°C) ORABOVE 140 ° F (60° C).

KEEP THE ANTENNA AT 1 INCH (2.5 cm) AWAY FROM YOUR HEAD AND BODY. DO NOT USE YOUR GMRS-1200CHRADIO TRANSCEIVER WITH A DAMAGED ANTENNA.

PLACE THE RUBBER COVER ON JACKS WHEN NOT IN USE.

GMRS LICENSE:

USE OF THIS RADIO WITHIN THE UNITED STATES REQUIRES AN FCC GMRS LICENSE. AN INDIVIDUAL18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, WHO IS NOT A REPRESENTATAIVE OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GMRS SYSTEM LICENSE. YOU WILL NEED TWO FORMS FROM THE FCC; FCC FORM 159 AND FCC FORM 605 MAIN FORM AND SCHEDULE F. YOU CAN FIND THE FORMS ONLINE AT: HTTP://WWW.FCC.GOV/ FORMPAGE.HTML, OR CALL 1-800-418-3676.

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Model GMRS-1200CH(FCC License Required)

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1.Battery Door

2.Monitor/Backlight Button

3.Detachable Carry Clip

4.Push-To-Talk(PTT) Button

5.Antenna

6.External Speaker(SPK)/Microphone (MIC) Jacks

7.Built-inSpeaker

8.Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

9.Built-inMicrophone

10. Up Channel/Volume Button

11.Down Channel/Volume Button

12.MODE Button

13.SCAN/Lock Button

14.Emergency (EMG) Call Button

15.Power On/Off Control

16.Combination Transmit Indicator (Red)/Receive and Monitor Indicator (Green)

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Model GMRS-1200DISPLAY

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1.Beep Tone Indicator: Icon appears when beep button confirmation tone is selected; icon disappears when tone is off.

2.Monitor Indicator: Icon appears when the Monitor (M) button is pressed and the channel monitor function is activated.

3.Key Lock Indicator: Icon appears when the keypad is locked. This function disables keys such as channel up/down and MODE.

4.Signal Strength Indicator: Icon appears when a signal is being received. The icon consists of five bars to indicate the received signal level.

5.Coded Tone Controlled Squelch System (CTC) Indicator: Indicator appears when the CTCSS tone function is active.

6.Large Segment Display: Indicates the channel number in use.

7.Scan Indicator: This function allows the user to scan a channel and/ or a tone code every .5 second to search for a valid signal.

8.RogerBeep Tone On/Off Indicator: This icon appears when the Roger Beep tone is on, and disappears when tone is not in use.

9.Battery Level Indicator: Icon indicates the battery charge level.

10.Emergency Indicator: EMG Icon appears when the EMG button is pressed. (The frequency isNOT monitored by authorities).

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11.Caller Identification (ID) Indicator: This indication appears when you select a caller identification code (between 1 and 10). ID selection operates in conjunction with the small segment display, and can also be used to identify a calling party in the monitor mode.

12.Small Segment Display: Displays the CTCSS tone option in the channel from(00-38).

13.Out of Range Indicator: Icon will be on steady when received signal strength is normal; icon flashes when signal strength becomes weak and intermittant.

14.Voice Activated Transmission (VOX) Indicator: This function allows hands free conversation. The indicator appears when the VOX mode is activated.

15.Dual Watch Mode Indicator: Indicator appears when dual watch mode is active.

Powering the transceiver:

Your GMRS-1200CHradio transceiver operates on four AAA batteries . Alkaline batteries will provide slightly better performance than the supplied rechargeable batteries. Only Audiovox approved rechargeable batteries can be recharged in the radio transceiver using the charging Adapter supplied with the unit. This will ensure optimum performance for theGMRS-1200CH.Use of the Audiovox Adapter with other brands of batteries is not recommended as battery charging times will vary. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for charging other brands of batteries.

Batteries

There are three methods of powering the GMRS-1200CH:

1.Alkaline Batteries.

WARNING: Do not attempt to recharge Alkaline batteries.

2.Audiovox Rechargeable Ni-MHBatteries - (Rechargeable NiMH batteries and Charging Adapter included). Use only Audiovox approved rechargeable batteries and charger when charging batteries internal to the unit.

NOTE: To extend battery life, avoid overcharging the batteries.

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3. Various Brands of Rechargeable Batteries - Use of the supplied Audiovox charger with other brands of rechargeable batteries is not recommended, as battery charging times will vary with different brands of batteries. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for

charging other brands of batteries.

Installing the batteries:

Battery installation is made more convenient when the carry clip is removed. To do this, release the spring latch securing the clip to radio and slide the clip downward and away from the radio body. Next, press down with the thumb at the embossed arrow, slide the battery cover down and lift off the battery cover. Insert four AAA batteries (alternate positive ends (+) toward the bottom of the transceiver, (starting left-to-right).

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1.Using thumb, press down on battery cover at arrow and slide cover down to open.

2.Slide the cover down and then lift cover at bottom to o p e n . R e m o v e cover.

3.Insert four AAA batteries (positive (+) end toward the bottom begining at left side and alternating positive terminals as shown).

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The following guidelines will improve performance and provide longer operating times for the GMRS-1200CH:

1.Do not mix old and new batteries.

2.The use of alkaline-typebatteries is recommended to provide the longest operating time.

3.Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc)or rechargeable batteries.

4.If the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time, remove the batteries. Old or leaking batteries can cause damage to the unit and will void the warranty.

MIC/(CHG)/SPK JACK

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GMRS-1200CHOPERATIONAL MODES

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CTCSS

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Controls:

Power On/Off (15) Button

Press and hold the power on/off button ( ) for at least 2 seconds. You will hear a confirming melody to indicate the unit is on. To turn the unit off, press and hold the button for at least 2 seconds.

Adjusting the Volume

With the unit powered on, press the Up Channel/Volume button ( ) to increase volume and the Down Channel/Volume button () to decrease volume. The display will indicate the current volume level between 1 and 7 by the small number in the icon (U 05 ).

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Monitor/Display Backlight Button (2)

This button is used to check activity on the current frequency before transmitting. Check activity by pressing the Monitor (M) Button longer than 2 seconds; the icon will apppear on the display and you will hear static if frequency is clear.Do not transmit if you hear conversation.

Hold down the Monitor Button again longer than 2 seconds and the icon will disapppear from the display.

The monitor function will temporarily bypass the squelch setting and play all signals on a given channel. This feature is useful when communicating with other parties at extreme range.

By pressing the monitor button momentarily, the LCD backlight is turned on accompanied by a beep tone; the LCD backlight will turn off automatically in about 5 seconds, or when the monitor button is pressed momentarily once again.

Push To Talk (PTT) Button (4)

Pressing and holding this button will allow you to speak to any transceiver that is set to the same channel and privacy code setting as yours. Hold the transceiver approximately 1 to 2 inches from your face as you speak into the built in microphone (9). After you have finished speaking, release the PTT Button to allow reception of incoming signals. It is not possible to transmit and receive at the same time. The Transmit/Monitor LED (16) at the upper inside right corner of the LCD Panel (8) will light red while the PTT Button is pressed.

Releasing the button allows the unit to revert to standby mode. When receiving an incoming signal, the Transmit/Monitor LED indicator will light green and the received signal strength indicator () will display the relative strength of the signal.

The PTT Button can also be used as a two-waycall ringer. Pressing the button twice quickly will call another party on the same channel. The Transmit LED will lightred for approximately 3 seconds and then go out.

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Up Channel/Volume Button (10)

In the standby mode, pressing this button will increment the listening volume. When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the unit’s settings.

Down Channel/Volume Button (11)

In the standby mode, pressing this button will decrement the listening volume. When in function edit mode this button will be used to adjust the unit’s settings.

Mode Button (12)

This button is used to select the various GMRS feature settings such as channel/CTCSS code selection, VOX mode, etc.

Emergency (EMG) Call Button Button (14)

This radio has a quick access button (EMG) to the Emergency and Assistance Channel. This channel is not monitored by local authorities. When using this channel, EMG appears on the display. Pressing this button will set the transceiver to channel 10, operating on 462.6750 MHz.

External Speaker (SPK)/Microphone (MIC)/(CHG) Jack (6)

This jack accepts an Audiovox headset/microphone connector, or the Charging Adapter connector, which is supplied with the unit. For additional optional equipment and accessories for the GMRS-1200CHvisit the Audiovox web site atwww.audiovox.com.

Scan/Lock Button (13)

Press this Button momentarily to enable or disable the scan mode. Press and hold Button for more than 1 second to lock or unlock the key pad, except Power, PTT and Monitor (M) and Volume Up/Down. When the keypad is locked, the ( ) icon will display in the top left corner.

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