M I I D D L L A A N N D D R R A A D D I I O O C C O O R R P P O O R R A A T T I I O O N N
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
visit us at http://www.midlandradio.com
Note: Features & Specifications are subject to change without
notice. MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or
omissions on its packaging.
Welcome to the world of Midland electronics
Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND
product. Your 2-way radio represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech
engineering. Designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
operation, this compact package is big in 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.
- 22 GMRS/FRS Channel
- Call Alert
- Scan Function
- Roger Beep Tone
- Silent Operation
- Keypad Lock
- Power HI/LO Settings
- Auto Squelch
- Speaker / Microphone Jacks
- Battery Life Extender
- Battery Low Indicator
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
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INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP
To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip up into the slot on the back of
the radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT
CLIP, press the LOCK TAB up, then gently pull the belt clip down
toward the bottom of the radio.
CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK
Your LXT380/385 Series is equipped for using an optional recharge-
able NiMH battery pack which can be recharged with the optional
desktop charger (as described below). The LXT380/385 can also be
charged 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 battery pack when
the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger
when the charge time expires.
To charge using a Desktop Charger:
1. Place the rechargeable battery packs in the radios.
2. Connect the AC adapter into an AC wall outlet.
3. Insert the AC adapter plug (or DC Cigarette Lighter adapter if
charging in vehicle) into the desktop charger jack.
4. Place the units into the desktop charger slot and note that the LED
indicator with RED color will light up, indicating charging function.
IMPORTANT NOTICE, FCC LICENSE REQUIRED FOR GMRS OPERATION
(Only Applicable for GMRS Radio Use in the United States)
The LXT380/385 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 LXT380/385 Series. Serious
penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC
rules, as stipulated in the Communications Act's Sections 501 and 502
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 their
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 being 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 Engineer (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)
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
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
In order to ensure that the battery pack is fully charged, it is
recommended that the battery pack be charged for at least 12
hours with the radio turned OFF.
1. Only use our NiMH battery pack.
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.
LOW BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR
Your LXT380/385 Series has a LOW BATTERY
will only appear on the LCD display if the battery voltage level is low.
At this point, the battery needs to be charged for at least 12hrs.
OPERATING YOUR RADIO
POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME
Press the POWER/MENU button for at least 3 seconds to turn the
radio on/off. During Power On, the radio will beep 3 times with
different tones, the LCD will display all icons for 1 second and the
LCD display will indicate the last channel selected.
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To increase/decrease the volume level, press the
RX or STANDBY mode.
TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CALL
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same
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.
Your LXT380/385 Series radio operates with either 4 AAA alkaline
batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. 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 4 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown. 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.
Your LXT Series radios are designed to give you maximum range
under optimum conditions.
Optimum Conditions are:
l Over water
l Open rural areas without obstructions
l Flat areas where you can see the other person
To ensure you get maximum range:
l Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries - low batteries will
cause low power conditions
l Be sure you are on a GMRS channel - FRS channels are
restricted by the FCC to low power
l Be sure to set your radio to use Hi power.
LXT380/385 Series QUICK REFERENCE CHART
Your LXT380/385 Series 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.
1. LOW BATTERY ICON – Indicates the
battery level is low.
2. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates
radio is transmitting a signal.
3. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from
1~22 on GMRS/FRS band.
4. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY
LOCK mode is on.
5. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates
radio is receiving a transmission.
6. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ICON –
Indicates TX Power setting (H/L)
7. PTT Button – Press and hold to
transmit voice communication.
8. CALL/LOCK Button – Press to send
a CALL Alert signal. Press and hold to
turn KEY LOCK on/off.
9. MIC – Built-in microphone.
10. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.
12. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC/CHG.
13. POWER / MENU Button – Press and
hold for at least 3 seconds to turn the
radio on/off. Press momentarily to
access Menu mode.
14. SCAN Button – Press to enter SCAN
Button – Make
adjustments in MENU mode.