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BTX-1282-Channel1-Watt

UHF Business Band Transceiver

with CTCSS

Please read before using this equipment.

Owner’s Manual

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ˆ Contents

 

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

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FCC License Required .....................

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FCC Part 90 Rules ...........................

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A Quick Look at

 

Your Transceiver ..............................

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

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Installing the Battery Pack .............

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Charging the Battery Pack .............

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Connecting the Antenna ................

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Using the Belt Clip .........................

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Connecting an Earphone/

 

External Speaker ...........................

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Using an External Speaker/

 

Microphone ....................................

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Setting Frequency Options ............

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Setting a UHF Business Band

 

Frequency .....................................

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About Quiet Tone ...........................

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

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

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

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack 2-Channel1-WattUHF Business Band Transceiver is a portable,two-waybusiness radio service transceiver that you can carry almost anywhere. The transceiver is compact and light, making it an ideal choice for your business needs.

Programmable Frequencies — an authorized service facility can program the

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transceiver to any UHF business band frequency you have a license to use – no crystals to buy!

Note: Your local RadioShack store must send the transceiver to an authorized service facility to program the transceiver with a frequency. You must show your license to store personnel.

38 Quiet Tone CTCSS (Continuous Tone Control Squelch System) — helps reduce interference from other transceivers which are operating on the same frequency, in the same area.

PLL-ControlledCircuitry— provides accurate and stable channel selection.

TX/BATT Indicator — flashes green while the transceiver is turned on, lights green while transmitting, and turns red when battery is low.

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ˆ FCC Regulations

FCC LICENSE REQUIRED

This transceiver is intended for use in the operation of commercial activities, educational, philanthropic, or ecclesiastical institutions, and hospitals, clinics, or medical associations.

The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) requires you to have a license before you operate this transceiver. Unless you are already licensed to operate on one of the preset frequencies, you must apply for a frequency through the PCIA (Personal Communication Industry Association), a non-profit organization that assigns frequencies nationwide to help prevent conflicts between different businesses using transceivers in the

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same area. For more information about getting a license, contact the PCIA at 800-759-0300,extension 3068 (in Virginia703-739-0300,extension 3068).

For other questions concerning the license application, contact the FCC at 717-337-1212,or write:

FCC

P.O. Box 1040

Gettysburg, PA 17325

For the latest FCC application form and instructions, call the FCC's fax-on-demand service at1-202-418-0177from a fax machine and request one or more of the following documents:

 

 

 

 

To receive:

Enter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All forms and instructions

000600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FCC Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To receive:

Enter:

 

 

 

 

Form 600 instructions only

006001

 

 

Main Form 600 only

006002

 

 

Form 600 schedules only

006003

 

 

If you do not have a fax machine, you can call the Government Forms Distribution Center at 1-800-418-FORMand request that the form and instructions be mailed to you.

FCC PART 90 RULES

You must be familiar with Part 90 of FCC Rules before you operate your transceiver. The operation instructions in this manual conform to Part 90, but do not cover all items in Part 90.

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Overall, Part 90 states that:

You must have a valid license before you use the transceiver.

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

You can let unlicensed persons operate this transmitter, as long as you take precautions to prevent unauthorized transmissions.

You must use this transceiver only for the commercial use of your business, and only when other commercial channels (such as the telephone) are either not available or not practical.

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You must always yield the operating frequency to communications that involve the safety of life or property.

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

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.

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During each transmission or exchange of transmissions, you must identify your station with the call sign issued to you by the FCC, or once each 15 minutes during periods of continuous operation.

You must keep a written record of any maintenance or modification made to the transceiver, and you must make this record available for inspection upon demand by the FCC.

Violating any of the provisions of Part 90 can result in fines and/or confiscation of equipment.

Your equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:

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