Radio Shack 22CH GMRS-FRS User Manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL —

Please read before using this equipment.

22ch GMRS/FRS

Base Station

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d/CALL

(Pages 7 & 10)

e/SCAN

(Page 7)

VOX (Page 12)

VOLUME

TALK

(Page 7)

MON/

DUAL WATCH (Page 12 and 13)

Antenna

M1/M2/M3 (Page 12)

MIC/SPK

VOX/MENU (Page 11)

QUIET (Page 9)

! IMPORTANT!

If an icon appears at the end of a paragraph, go to the box on that page with the corresponding icon for pertinent information.

!— Important Ô — Note

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Features

CONTENTS

 

Preparation .................

4

Selecting a

 

Location ..................

4

Using AC Power ......

4

Mounting on

 

a Wall ......................

6

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

7

Selecting

 

a Channel ................

7

Using Quiet Codes ..

9

Using TALK ...........

10

Using CALL ...........

10

Using Key Lock ......

11

Using VOX .............

11

Using Skip .............

12

Storing a Channel

 

in Memory .............

12

Using Dual

 

Watch ....................

13

Using the

 

Courtesy Tone .......

13

Using the

 

Key Tone ...............

14

Using the

 

Backlight ...............

14

Using a Headset ...

14

Care ..........................

15

Service and Repair ...

15

Specifications ...........

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FEATURES

Thank you for purchasing the RadioShack 22ch GMRS/FRS Base Station. Your radio is a new two-way,short-rangevoice radio service that lets families and groups keep in touch with each other on specific reserved channels. You can place it on a desktop surface or mount it on a wall in your home or office.

Your radio has 22 channels and 38 different quiet codes, which you can use to talk with another person who has a General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) or Family Radio Service (FRS) radio set to the same frequency as your radio. !

Your radio has auto-squelch,so you will not hear anything on a channel unless someone is transmitting nearby on the same channel. You can turn offauto-squelchby pressing downMON to hear weaker, distant transmissions.

! IMPORTANT!

A license is not required to transmit on Channels 8–14.However, to transmit on the other 15 channels, you must obtain a license from the FCC. A small fee is required.

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Its other features include:

Up /Down Channel — lets you easily select a channel with the press of button.

PLL (Phase-LockLoop) Controlled Circuitry— provides accurate and stable channel selection.

Quiet Codes (Continuous Tone Control Squelch System) — helps reduce interference from other systems in the area operating on the same frequency.

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

Combined Mic/Speaker Jack — lets you connect an optional microphone/ speaker to the radio.

Monitor Function — lets you hear everything on a channel, even weak transmissions.

The FCC Wants You to Know

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,

(Continued)

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Preparation

(Continued) which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

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

(Continued)

PREPARATION

SELECTING ALOCATION

Select a location for the base station that is:

Near an AC outlet

Out of the way of normal activities

Not likely to get wet

Away from electrical machinery, electrical appliances, and metal walls or filing cabinets

Away from wireless intercoms, alarms, and room monitors

The location of the base station affects its range. If you have a choice of several locations, test each to see which provides the best performance.

USINGAC POWER

Power the radio using the supplied 6V, 500 mA AC adapter.

Your radio is UL listed to ETL standards and meets all applicable FCC requirements.

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DC 6V 500

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

CAUTION

!

RISK OF ELECTRIC

SHOCK. DO NOT

OPEN.

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK. NOUSER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING 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

!

important operating and maintenance

instructions are included in the literature

accompanying this product.

 

Cautions:

You must use a Class 2

!power source that supplies 6V DC and

delivers at least 500 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the radio's

mA jack. The supplied adapter meets these specifications. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the radio or the adapter.

(Continued) Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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

moving your radio away from the receiver

connecting your radio to an outlet that is on a different electrical circuit from the receiver

contacting your local RadioShack store for help

(Continued)

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(Continued) If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your radio.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Ô NOTEÔ

To mount the radio on a wall, you need two screws (not supplied, available at your local RadioShack store) with heads that fit the keyhole slots on the bottom of the radio.

1. Insert the supplied adapter’s

barrel plug into the DC 6V

500mA

jack on the back of the radio.

2.Route the adapter cord into the groove on the back of the radio.

3.Plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

4.Raise the antenna to a vertical position.

MOUNTING ON AWALL

1.Drill two holes 23/4-inchesapart. Then thread a screw into each hole, letting the screw heads extend about1/8-inchfrom the wall.Ô

Strain

23/4-in

Relief

Groove

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2.Insert the supplied adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 6V 500mA jack on the back of the radio.

3.Route the adapter’s cord into the strain relief groove on the back of the radio, then plug the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

4.Place the radio’s two keyhole slots over the screws and slide the unit down to secure it.

5.Raise the antenna to a vertical position.

OPERATION

Rotate VOLUME to turn on/off the radio and to adjust the volume.

SELECTING ACHANNEL

To manually select a channel, press e/SCAN ord/CALL. The selected channel number appears. See “Transmit Frequencies and Power” on Page 8.

To scan through the channels, hold down e/SCAN untilSCAN appears. The radio automatically scans through the channels and pauses on each active channel.BUSY appears when a call is being received. Press any button excepte/SCAN ord/CALL to stop scanning.

Operation

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Transmit Frequencies and Power

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Transmit

Transmit

 

Frequency

Power

Description

Channel

(MHZ)

(Watts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

462.5625

0.6

FRS 1/GMRS Interstitial 1

 

 

 

 

2

462.5875

0.6

FRS 2/GMRS Interstitial 2

3

462.6125

0.6

FRS 3/GMRS Interstitial 3

 

 

 

 

4

462.6375

0.6

FRS 4/GMRS Interstitial 4

5

462.6625

0.6

FRS 5/GMRS Interstitial 5

 

 

 

 

6

462.6875

0.6

FRS 6/GMRS Interstitial 6

7

462.7125

0.6

FRS 7/GMRS Interstitial 7

 

 

 

 

8

467.5625

0.5

FRS 8

9

467.5875

0.5

FRS 9

 

 

 

 

10

467.6125

0.5

FRS 10

11

467.6375

0.5

FRS 11

 

 

 

 

12

467.6625

0.5

FRS 12

13

467.6875

0.5

FRS 13

 

 

 

 

14

467.7125

0.5

FRS 14

15

462.5500

0.6

GMRS Primary 1

 

 

 

 

16

462.5750

0.6

GMRS Primary 2

17

462.6000

0.6

GMRS Primary 3

 

 

 

 

18

462.6250

0.6

GMRS Primary 4

19

462.6500

0.6

GMRS Primary 5

 

 

 

 

20

462.6750

0.6

GMRS Primary 6

21

462.7000

0.6

GMRS Primary 7

 

 

 

 

22

462.7250

0.6

GMRS Primary 8

 

 

 

 

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USINGQUIETCODES

Quiet Codes let you talk and listen to other radios set to the same channel and CTCSS (quiet code). This is similar to having a sub-channelwithin a channel, giving you greater communication flexibility. When you set a quiet code (there are 38 codes to choose from) and turn on this feature, you can communicate with any user who has a radio set to the same channel and quiet code.

1.Hold down QUIET until the quiet code flashes.

2.Repeatedly press e/SCAN ord/CALL until you see the desired quiet code. (See “Quiet Codes” on

Page 10 for a complete list of quiet codes.) Ô

3.Press QUIET to store the quiet code.

4.To turn off the quiet code feature, press QUIET. The quiet code disappears.

ÔNOTE Ô

To quickly find a

quiet code, hold down d/CALL until

the desired quiet

code appears, then release d/CALL.

We recommend that you select a quiet code from the range 7–30.If you select a code below or above that range, you must wait 1 to 2 seconds after holding downTALK before you start talking.

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Quiet Codes

01=67.0

11=97.4

21=136.5

31=192.8

 

 

 

 

02=71.9

12=100.0

22=141.3

32=203.5

03=74.4

13=103.5

23=146.2

33=210.7

 

 

 

 

04=77.0

14=107.2

24=151.4

34=218.1

05=79.7

15=110.9

25=156.7

35=225.7

 

 

 

 

06=82.5

16=114.8

26=162.2

36=233.6

07=85.4

17=118.8

27=167.9

37=241.8

 

 

 

 

08=88.5

18=123.0

28=173.8

38=250.3

09=91.5

19=127.3

29=179.9

 

 

 

 

 

10=94.8

20=131.8

30=186.2

 

 

 

 

 

USING TALK

To transmit through the radio, hold down TALK and speak in a normal voice.¬ appears. When you finish speaking, release

TALK.

USINGCALL

Hold down CALL to send a page to other GMRS/FRS radios set to the same channel (and quiet code, if you selected one).¬ appears and a ringing tone sounds.

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