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User Guide

BT FREEWAY PRO TWIN

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Section

Welcome…

to your BT Freeway Pro Twin Personal Mobile Radios

38 Sub-channels(CTCSS)

10 Call alert tones Key lock

Scan function

Volume control

Backlit display

Roger beep tone

VOX (when using either handset or headset)

Belt clips

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This User Guide provides you with all the information you need to get the most from your mobile radios.

Before you use your mobile radios for the first time you will need to follow the simple instructions in ‘Getting Started’, on the next few pages.

Need help?

If you have any problems setting up or using your

BT Freeway Pro Twin you may find the answer in ‘Help’ at the back of this guide.

Section

Got everything?

2 BT Freeway Pro mobile radios

2 belt clips (attached to back of radio)

2 x NiMH rechargeable battery packs

1 Dual charging unit

1 Power supply for the dual charging unit

2 headsets

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4In this guide

Getting started

Install the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Charge the batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Attaching the belt clip (optional) . . . .7 Removing the belt clip . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Headset use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Getting to know your radio

Radio controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Using your mobile radios

 

Switching the radio power ON . .

. . . .10

Switching the radio power OFF . .

. . . .10

Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . .

. . . .10

Selecting a channel . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .10

Selecting a sub-channel(CTCSS)

. . . .11

Key lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .11

Switching channel monitor on or off . .12

Talking to another radio . . . . . . . .

. . .12

Listening to another radio . . . . . .

. . .13

Sending a call tone . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .13

Channel scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .14

Delete channels from the scan list

. . .15

Roger tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . .16

VOX (using the handset) . . . . . . . .

. . .17

VOX sensitivity level

(using the handset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Using a Freeway headset . . . . . . . . . .18 Sensitivity level

(using your Freeway headset) . . . . . . .19

Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

General information

Safety and general . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Mobile radio channel

frequency chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 BT Accessories and replacement items .27 R&TTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . .28

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Getting started

5

Install the batteries

Your BT Freeway Pro mobile radios are each supplied with a rechargeable NiMH battery pack.

However, each mobile radio will operate with 3 x AA alkaline batteries (not supplied) if required.

1.With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover latch up to release and remove the battery cover.

2.Insert the battery pack ensuring that the metal contacts are facing out as shown.

Or

Insert 3 x AA alkaline batteries, ensuring that the + and – marked on the batteries match up with those marked inside the battery compartment, as shown.

Or

Metal charging pads

Please note

If the belt clip is attached you will need to remove it first. See

“Attaching the belt clip” on page 7.

3.Reposition the battery cover and press down until it clicks into place.

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6Getting started

WARNING – If using alkaline batteries

Alkaline batteries need replacing and CANNOT be charged using the charging unit.

Charging

Your BT Freeway Pro radios can be charged when they are switched on or off. However, it is recommended that you switch your radios off whilst charging as the charging time will be quicker.

The lights on the charging unit will stay lit even when the battery pack is fully charged.

Battery low indicator

When the battery power becomes low the icon will be displayed to indicate that the battery needs recharging (or the 3 AA alkaline batteries need replacing). When you pressPTT you will also hear the battery low alert tone.

The operation of your radio will become unreliable when the batteries are low.

If the charge level becomes too low, your radio will automatically switch off to avoid damage to the rechargeable battery pack.

For optimal battery life either remove the handsets from the charger once they are charged or switch off the charger.

Charge the batteries

Locate the dual charging unit on a flat surface, within reach of a mains power socket:

1.Plug the dual charger lead into the back of the charging unit and the plug into the mains power socket and switch on.

2.Slide each radio into one of the charging pockets, facing forward, to begin charging.

BT Freeway Pro

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To fully charge the batteries from a fully discharged state takes around 14 to 16 hours.

Your BT Freeway Pro Twin radios are ready for use.

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Getting started

7

Attaching the belt clip (optional)

Replacing rechargeable batteries

 

Align the belt clip post with the hole in the back of the

The charge capacity of

 

rechargeable batteries will reduce

 

radio, then gently push the clip until it clicks into place.

with time and the battery pack will

 

eventually require replacing.

 

 

 

 

Rechargeable battery packs are

 

 

available from:

 

 

www.withandwithoutwires.com or

 

 

from 0870 240 5522.

 

 

If using alkaline batteries, you

 

 

should replace ALL the batteries,

 

 

do not mix new and old batteries

 

 

and ensure that you use the same

 

 

type of battery.

 

 

For long-termstorage of the

 

 

radios, it is recommended that you

 

 

remove the batteries.

 

Removing the belt clip

Push down on the release tab on the top of the belt clip to release the catch and pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.

Headset use

If you wish to use a headset with your radio, see page 18.

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8Getting to know your radio

Radio controls

Switch radio on/off, page 10 Rotate to adjust radio volume, page 10

LED indicator light

Three slow flashes then break – Idle Quick flash – Receiving Solid – Transmitting

PTT (Press To Talk)

Press to talk to another radio, page 13 Press to save a menu setting

Monitor

Use to scan for active channels, page 14 Also monitor current channel

activity, page 12

Use to scroll through the menu settings

Speaker

Display

Headset socket

Page 18

Mode

Press to access the menu options. Use to exit the menu.

Use to lock/unlock the keypad, page 11

+

Use to scroll through the menu settings

Microphone

Call

Press to transmit a call tone to alert another user you want to talk to them, page 14

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Getting to know your phone

9

Display

Keypad locked

Battery level indicator

Indicates the charge status of the battery

Channel number

Channel scan

Active

Roger tone

Active

Subchannel (CTCSS) number

VOX

Active

VOX

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10 Using your mobile radios

Remember!

To communicate with others, all mobile radios in your group must be set to the same channel and sub-channel.

Switching the radio power ON

1.Turn clockwise to switch the radio on. You will hear an ‘on’ tone and all the display icons will appear briefly. The display will then return to the standby display.

Switching the radio power OFF

1. Turn anti-clockwiseto switch the radio off.

Adjusting the volume

1.Rotate clockwise to increase the volume, oranti-clockwiseto decrease the volume level.

Talking and listening

To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel and sub-channel(CTCSS), you should set these before you use your radio.

Selecting a channel

Your BT Freeway Pro has 8 channels you can select from.

With the radio switched on:

1. Press . The current channel flashes.