Radio Shack 19-902 User Manual

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Cat. No. 19-902

OWNER’S MANUAL

Please read before using this equipment.

PRS-102UHF

10-ChannelPersonal Radio Service Transceiver

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CAUTION

!

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.

DO NOT OPEN.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF

ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE

COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICE-

ABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVIC-

ING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

This symbol is intended to inform you that im-

!portant operating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this

product.

ã1996 Tandy Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

RadioShack is a trademark used by Tandy Corporation.

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FEATURES

Your RadioShack PRS-10210-ChannelPersonal Radio Service Transceiver is a portable,two-wayGMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) transceiver that you can carry almost anywhere. The transceiver is compact and light, making it an ideal choice for your personal needs.

Your transceiver has the following features:

Ten Frequencies — you can set the transceiver to operate on any of these frequencies:

Channel Frequency

1462.5625 MHz

2462.5875 MHz

3462.6125 MHz

4462.6375 MHz

5462.6625 MHz

6462.6875 MHz

7462.7125 MHz

8462.5750 MHz

9462.6250 MHz

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462.6750 MHz

Note: Operation on GMRS frequencies requires a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license.

PLL (Phase-LockedLoop)-ControlledCircuitry— provides accurate and stable channel selection.

Built-InModulation Limiter Circuit— automatically adjusts for a wide variety of voice levels to ensure an understandable transmission.

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Rugged Design — built to stand up to daily use in a wide range of environments.

Battery Low and Transmit Indicator — shows the battery pack’s condition and lights when you transmit.

Supplied Battery Charger — conveniently recharges your transceiver’s supplied battery pack up to several hundred times for reduced operating costs.

Earphone Jack and External Microphone Jack — let you use an earphone or external microphone to help ensure understandable communications in noisy areas.

CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) Option (not supplied) — helps reduce interference from other nearby systems operating on the same frequency.

We recommend you record your transceiver’s serial number here. The number is on the back of the transceiver.

Serial Number ____________________________

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CONTENTS

FCC Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FCC License Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 FCC Rules Part 95, Subpart A . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Installing and Removing the Battery Pack . . 10 Installing the Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Checking the Battery Power . . . . . . . . . 14 Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip . . . . . 15 Connecting Audio Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Operational Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CTCSS Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Why Use CTCSS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Setting the CTCSS Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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FCC REGULATIONS

FCC LICENSE REQUIRED

Before you operate the transceiver, you must obtain your license. It is illegal to transmit without the appropriate license, which you can get by submitting a completed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Form 574.

You can get the latest FCC forms and instructions from several sources:

To have the forms faxed to you by the FCC, call the FCC Fax-On-Demandsystem at202-418-0177 from your fax machine and request Document 000574 for all forms and instructions, or Document 005741 for instructions only.

To have the forms mailed to you, call the FCC Forms Hotline at 800-418-FORM.

For questions concerning the license application, contact the FCC at 717-337-1212or1-800-322-1117.

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FCC RULES PART 95, SUBPART A

You must be familiar with Part 95, Subpart A of FCC Rules and Regulations before you operate your transceiver. The operation instructions in this manual conform to Part 95, but do not cover all items in Part 95.

In part, Part 95, Subpart A, states that:

You must be 18 years of age, or older, and not a representative of a foreign government to get a license.

Businesses or associations cannot qualify for a GMRS license.

A licensee can let immediate family members operate under GMRS Rules and Regulations.

Channels or channel pairs assigned to GMRS systems are available on a shared basis and will not be assigned for the exclusive use of any licensee.

As licensee, you are responsible for proper operation of all transceivers operating under your license.

You must take reasonable precautions to prevent harmful interference to others operating on the same frequency.

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You must not transmit program material of any kind used in connection with commercial broadcasting.

You must not provide a service that is normally handled by telephone or telegraph unless such broadcasts involve the safety of life or property or in emergencies such as an earthquake, hurricane, flood, or a similar disaster where normal communication channels are disrupted.

Violating any of the provisions of Part 95 can result in fines and/or confiscation of equipment.

The General Mobile Radio Service is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Any adjustments or alterations that would alter the performance of the transceiver so it no longer meets the original FCC type acceptance or would change the frequency-determiningmethod are strictly prohibited.

Replacement or substitution of crystals, transistors, ICs, regulator diodes, or any other component that is of a unique nature, with components other than those recommended, can violate the technical regulations of FCC Rules and Regulations or violate type acceptance requirements of the rules.

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Your transceiver might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To determine whether your transceiver is causing the interference, turn off your transceiver. If the interference goes away, your transceiver is causing it. Try to eliminate the interference by:

Moving your transceiver away from the TV or radio

Contacting your local RadioShack store for help

If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your transceiver.

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PREPARATION

Before you use the transceiver, you must be properly licensed by the FCC. If you already have a GMRS license, you can immediately use the transceiver.

INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK

Caution: Do not remove the plastic wrap from the battery pack. Doing so can permanently damage the battery.

1.Be sure the transceiver is turned off.

2.Unlock the battery compartment cover latch on each side. (The orange tabs should be visible.) Then slide the cover down and lift it off.

Battery

Compartment

Cover

Cover

Latch

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