Midland Radio LXT118VP, LXT118, LXT118 Series User Manual

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Welcome to the world of Midland electronics

Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND product. Your 2-way radio represents state-of-the-art high-tech engineering. Designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) operation, this compact package is big on performance. It is a quality piece of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed with the finest components. The circuitry is all solid-state and mounted on a rugged printed circuit board. Your two-way radio is designed for reliable and trouble-free performance for years to come.

LCD DISPLAY

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CONTROLS

 

 

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10

 

1.TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates radio is transmitting a signal.

2.VOLUME METER – Indicates the volume setting of the radio.

3.RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates radio is receiving a transmission.

4.LOW BATTERY ICON – Indicates the battery level is low.

5.VOX ICON – Indicates when VOX mode is active.

6.CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from 1~22 on GMRS/FRS band.

7.PTT Button – Press and hold to transmit voice communication.

8.SCAN/LOCK Button – Press to enter SCAN mode. Press and hold to turn KEY LOCK on/off.

9.UP ▲ and DOWN ▼ Buttons – Make adjustments in MENU mode.

10.SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.

11.ANTENNA

12.EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC/CHG JACK

13.POWER / MODE Button – Press and hold for at least 3 seconds to turn the radio on/off. Press momentarily to access Menu mode.

14.MIC – Built-in microphone.

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

To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, for body-worn operation, this radio has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with Midland Radio Corp. accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines.

IMPORTANT NOTICE, FCC LICENSE REQUIRED FOR GMRS OPERATION

(Only Applicable for GMRS Radio Use in the United States)

The LXT118 Series operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) license. You must be licensed prior to operating on channels 1 - 7 or 15 - 22, which comprise the GMRS channels of the LXT118 Series. Serious penalties could result from unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC rules, as stipulated in the Communications Acts Sections 501 and 502 (amended).

You will be issued a call sign by the FCC which should be used for station identification when operating the radio on GMRS channels. You should also cooperate by engaging in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel interference with other GMRS users, and being prudent with the length of your transmission time.

To obtain a license or ask questions about the license application, contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCC’s website:

http://www.fcc.gov and request form 605.

Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy

Your Midland radio is designed to comply with the following national and international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human beings to radio frequency electromagnetic energy:

-United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal Regulations: 47 CFR part 2 sub-part J

-American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992

-Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1999 Edition

-National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) of the United States, Report 86, 1986

-International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1998

To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population or uncontrolled environment exposure limits, transmit no more than 50% of the time. The radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting.

IMPORTANT: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by MIDLAND RADIO CORP. could void your right to operate this unit. Your radio is set up to transmit a regulated signal on an assigned frequency. It is against the law to alter or adjust the settings inside the COMMUNICATOR to exceed those limitations. Any adjustment to your radio must be made by qualified technicians.

MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION

5900 Parretta Drive

Kansas City, MO 64120

Call 816.241.8500

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you think of your new Midland product at

or by visiting us at www.midlandusa.com

Note: Features & Specifications are subject to change without notice. MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or omissions on its packaging.

BATTERY INSTALLATION

Your LXT118 Series radio operates with 3 AAA alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries. The belt clip should be removed to ease installation or removal of the batteries.

To install the batteries:

1.With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see diagram below) for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover by pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the radio.

2.Insert 3 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown on the Battery Compartment. Installing the batteries incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or may damage the unit.

3.Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the belt clip, making sure it locks into place.

BELT CLIP

LOCK TAB

BATTERY

COMPARTMENT

BATTERY

COMPARTMENT

COVER

Press here and push down to open

BELT CLIP

LATCH

CHARGING THE BATTERY

Your LXT118 Series is equipped for using rechargeable NiMH batteries which can be recharged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack. Initial charge time is 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, we recommend charging the batteries when the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger when the charge time expires.

!1. Only use our NiMH batteries.

2. Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any batteries or battery packs other than the one indicated in the manual. This may cause leakage and damage to the radio.

3. For long term storage of the radio, turn the radio OFF and remove the batteries from the radio.

EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MICROPHONE JACK

To use an optional speaker / microphone or headset:

Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks.

Place the earbud into your ear, and adjust the mic to your desired position.

MI C SPK CHG

OPERATING YOUR RADIO

POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME

Press the POWER/MODE button for at least 3 seconds to turn the radio on/ off. To increase/decrease the volume level, press the ▲\▼ buttons during

RX or STANDBY mode. The VOLUME METER will indicate the volume setting of the radio.

TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CALL

1.For maximum clarity, hold the radio 2 to 3 inches from your mouth.

2.Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a normal voice into the microphone. The TX icon will appear continuously on the LCD display while transmitting.

3.To receive a call, release the PTT button. The RX icon will appear on the display when your radio is receiving a transmission.

SCAN

Your radio can scan all 22 channels for activity. To enter, quickly press the SCAN button. Repeat the same procedure to exit. Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 22 channels and stop on any active channel for 4 seconds before resuming scan. When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the scanning function will stop and remain on the active channel. To resume scanning, quickly press the SCAN button.

CALL ALERT

Your LXT118 Series can transmit a call alert. To send, press the PTT button twice rapidly. The TX icon will appear while transmitting a call alert and a tone can be heard on the speaker for confirmation.

KEYPAD LOCK

Press the LOCK button for 4 seconds. The “Lo” icon will appear on the display. PTT will still be active. Repeat the same procedure to unlock the keypad, a “LF” icon will appear on the display.

CHANNEL SELECTION (GMRS/FRS BAND)

Press the MODE button once, and then the ▲\▼ buttons to select one of the 22 GMRS/FRS channels. To confirm the selection, press the PTT button or press the MODE button again to move to the next feature setting.

Note : To communicate between two LXT118 Series radios, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel.

VOX

To turn VOX on, press the MODE button twice, the display shows “VOX” blinking while below the “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the ▲\▼ buttons and push the PTT key or the MODE button again to confirm.

To turn VOX off, press the MODE button twice, the display shows “VOX” blinking while below the “on” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the ▲\▼ buttons and push the PTT key or the MODE button again to confirm.

SPECIFICATIONS

Channels

 

22 GMRS/FRS Channels

 

 

Operating Frequency

UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz

 

Power Source

3 AAA Alkaline or Rechargeable NiMH batteries

GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)

 

 

 

CH. No

CH. Freq.

 

CH. No

CH. Freq.

CH. No

CH. Freq.

 

1

462.5625

 

9

467.5875

17

462.6000

 

2

462.5875

 

10

467.6125

18

462.6250

 

3

462.6125

 

11

467.6375

19

462.6500

 

4

462.6375

 

12

467.6625

20

462.6750

 

5

462.6625

 

13

467.6875

21

462.7000

 

 

462.6875

 

14

467.7125

22

462.7250

 

7

462.7125

 

15

462.5500

 

 

 

8

467.5625

 

1

462.5750

 

 

* Channels 8~14 are low-power FRS license free channels

ABOUT RANGE

Your LXT Series radios are designed to give you maximum range under optimum conditions.

Optimum Conditions are:

Over water

Open rural areas without obstructions

Flat areas where you can see the other person

To ensure you get maximum range:

Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries - low batteries will cause low power conditions.

Be sure you are on a GMRS channel - FRS channels are restricted by the FCC to low power.

LIMITED WARRANTY

Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, any Midland FRS/GMRS transceiver which fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within three years following the initial consumer purchase.

This warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak or abuse. Accessories have a 90 day warranty from date of purchase, including any antennas, chargers, or earphones.

This warranty does not include the cost of labor for removal or re-installation of the product in a vehicle or other mounting.

For Product Purchased in the USA:

Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the defective product, prepaid freight, along with proof of purchase to:

Midland Radio Corporation Warranty Service Department 5900 Parretta Drive

Kansas City, MO 64120

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Note: The above warranty applies only to merchandise purchased in the United States of America or any of the territories or possessions thereof, or from a U.S. Military exchange.

For Product Purchased in Canada:

Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning the warranted product, along with proof of purchase, to your dealer in Canada.

This warranty gives you specified legal rights. Additional warranty rights may be provided by law in some areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACCESSORIES

Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandusa.com or by filling in the form on the following page and mailing it to the address on the form.

AVP-1

 

AVP-H4

 

 

- 2 Over the Ear

 

 

-

2 Ear Wrap

 

 

Mic. Headsets

 

 

 

Headsets

 

 

w/ PTT

 

 

 

 

 

-

$19.99

 

 

-

$39.99

AVP-H1

 

AVP-H5

 

 

1 Open

 

 

-

2 Behind the

 

-

 

 

 

 

Face Helmet

 

 

 

Head Headsets

 

 

Microphone Kit

 

 

 

 

 

-

$49.99

 

 

-

$39.99

AVP-H2

 

AVP-H7

 

 

-

1 Closed

 

 

 

2 Mossy Oak

 

 

 

-

 

 

Face Helmet

 

 

 

Around the Ear

 

 

Microphone Kit

 

 

 

Headsets with

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boom Mic

 

-

$49.99

 

 

-

$39.99

AVP-H3

 

AVP-H8

 

 

2 Surveillance

 

-

1 Action Throat

 

-

 

 

 

 

Headsets

 

 

 

Mic with

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acoustic Ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tube

 

-

$39.99

 

 

-

$39.99

TACTICAL HEADSETS

 

 

 

 

TH1

 

TH2

 

 

-

Earphone Mic

 

 

-

Tactical Action

 

 

with Boom

 

 

 

Boom Mic with

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tactical PTT

 

-

$39.99

 

 

-

$99.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TH3

 

TH4

 

 

-

Earphone Mic

 

 

-

Action Throat

 

 

with PTT

 

 

 

Mic with

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tactical PTT

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pneumatic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earphone

 

-

$29.99

 

 

-

$109.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCESSORIES ORDER FORM

Please send Money Order or fill in Visa/MasterCard information and mail to the address below. Please DO NOT send cash or checks. Make Money Order payable to Midland Radio Corporation.

Name:

Address:

City: ___________________ State: _____Zip Code:

Tel: ____________________ Email:

CC#: ___________________Type: __________Exp.:

Qty

Item

Price

Total

 

 

 

 

 

AVP-1

$19.99

 

 

AVP-H1

$49.99

 

 

AVP-H2

$49.99

 

 

AVP-H3

$39.99

 

 

AVP-H4

$39.99

 

 

AVP-H5

$39.99

 

 

AVP-H7

$39.99

 

 

AVP-H8

$39.99

 

 

TH1

$39.99

 

 

TH2

$99.99

 

 

TH3

$29.99

 

 

TH4

$109.99

 

Mail To:

Midland Radio Corporation Consumer Dept.

5900 Parretta Drive Kansas City, MO 64120

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Or Call 816.241.8500.

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To order online go to www.midlandusa.com

Sub-Total

 

Tax (MO, CO, FL, WA only)

 

S & H

$ 14.95

(Applies to Domestic U.S. only. For Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico S&H will be $36.25 for 1lb

and $64.25 for 2lbs or more).

Total

$