IMPORTANT NOTICE, FCC LICENSE REQUIRED FOR GMRS OPERATION
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(Only Applicable for GMRS Radio Use in the United States)
1. LOW BATTERY ICON – Indicates the
battery level is low.
The LXT380/385 Series operates on GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND
2. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates
frequencies which require an FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
radio is transmitting a signal.
product. Your 2-way radio represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech
license. You must be licensed prior to operating on channels 1 - 7 or 15 - 22,
3. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from
engineering. Designed for GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service)
1~22 on GMRS/FRS band.
which comprise the GMRS channels of the LXT380/385 Series. Serious
4. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY
operation, this compact package is big in performance. It is a quality
penalties could result for unlicensed use of GMRS channels, in violation of FCC
LOCK mode is on.
piece of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed with the finest
rules, as stipulated in the Communications Act's Sections 501 and 502
5. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates
radio is receiving a transmission.
components. The circuitry is all solid-state and mounted on a rugged
6. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ICON –
printed circuit board. Your two-way radio is designed for reliable and
You will be issued a call sign by the FCC which should be used for station
Indicates TX Power setting (H/L)
identification when operating the radio on GMRS channels. You should also
trouble-free performance for years to come.
cooperate by engaging in permissible transmissions only, avoiding channel
7. PTT Button – Press and hold to
interference with other GMRS users, and being prudent with the length of their
transmit voice communication.
- 22 GMRS/FRS Channel
8. CALL/LOCK Button – Press to send
a CALL Alert signal. Press and hold to
- Call Alert
To obtain a license or ask questions about the license application, contact the
turn KEY LOCK on/off.
FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCC's website:
- Scan Function
9. MIC – Built-in microphone.
http://www.fcc.gov and request form 605.
- Roger Beep Tone
10. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.
- Silent Operation
Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy
12. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC/CHG.
- Keypad Lock
Your Midland radio is designed to comply with the following national and
13. POWER / MENU Button – Press and
- Power HI/LO Settings
international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human being to
hold for at least 3 seconds to turn the
- Auto Squelch
radio on/off. Press momentarily to
radio frequency electromagnetic energy:
access Menu mode.
- Speaker / Microphone Jacks
- United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal
14. SCAN Button – Press to enter SCAN
- Battery Life Extender
Regulations: 47 CFR part 2 sub-part J
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical &
Button – Make
- Battery Low Indicator
adjustments in MENU mode.
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
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
- International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
Your LXT380/385 Series radio operates with either 4 AAA alkaline
subject to the following two conditions : (1) this device does not
batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be
cause harmful interference, and (2) this radio must accept any
To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population or
removed to ease installation or removal of the batteries.
uncontrolled environment exposure limits, transmit no more than 50% of the
interference that may cause undesired operation.
To install the batteries:
time. The radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see
To maintain compliance with FCC's RF exposure guidelines, for
diagram below) for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover by
body-worn operation, this radio has been tested and meets the
pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the radio.
FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with Midland Radio
IMPORTANT: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
2. Insert 4 AAA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing
MIDLAND RADIO CORP. could void your right to operate this unit. Your radio
Corp. accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of
the batteries incorrectly will prevent the unit from operating or may
is set up to transmit a regulated signal on an assigned frequency. It is against
other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF
damage the unit.
the law to alter or adjust the settings inside the COMMUNICATOR to exceed
3. Return the Battery Cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the
those limitations. Any adjustment to your radio must be made by qualified
belt clip, making sure it locks into place.
In order to ensure that the battery pack is fully charged, it is
Your LXT Series radios are designed to give you maximum range
recommended that the battery pack be charged for at least 12
under optimum conditions.
hours with the radio turned OFF.
1. Only use our NiMH battery pack.
2. Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any batteries
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or battery packs other than the one indicated in the manual.
push down to open
This may cause leakage and damage to the radio.
3. For long term storage of the radio, turn the radio OFF and
Optimum Conditions are:
remove the batteries from the radio.
l Over water
l Open rural areas without obstructions
LOW BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR
l Flat areas where you can see the other person
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Your LXT380/385 Series has a LOW BATTERY
INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP
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will only appear on the LCD display if the battery voltage level is low.
To ensure you get maximum range:
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To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip up into the slot on the back of
At this point, the battery needs to be charged for at least 12hrs.
l Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries - low batteries will
the radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT
cause low power conditions
CLIP, press the LOCK TAB up, then gently pull the belt clip down
l Be sure you are on a GMRS channel - FRS channels are
toward the bottom of the radio.
OPERATING YOUR RADIO
restricted by the FCC to low power
l Be sure to set your radio to use Hi power.
POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME
CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK
Press the POWER/MENU button for at least 3 seconds to turn the
LXT380/385 Series QUICK REFERENCE CHART
radio on/off. During Power On, the radio will beep 3 times with
Your LXT380/385 Series is equipped for using an optional recharge-
different tones, the LCD will display all icons for 1 second and the
able NiMH battery pack which can be recharged with the optional
LCD display will indicate the last channel selected.
desktop charger (as described below). The LXT380/385 can also be
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To increase/decrease the volume level, press the
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charged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack. Initial
RX or STANDBY mode.
charge time is 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter. For
maximum battery life, we recommend charging the battery pack when
TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A CALL
the low battery icon comes on. Remove the radios from the charger
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same
when the charge time expires.
1. For maximum clarity, hold the radio 2 to 3 inches from your mouth.
To charge using a Desktop Charger:
Your LXT380/385 Series can scan all 22 channels for activity. To
2. Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a normal voice
enter, quickly press the SCAN button. Repeat the same procedure to
1. Place the rechargeable battery packs in the radios.
into the microphone. The TX icon will appear continuously on
exit. Your radio will rapidly scan each of the 22 channels and stop on
2. Connect the AC adapter into an AC wall outlet.
the LCD Display while transmitting.
any active channel for 4 seconds before resuming scan.
3. Insert the AC adapter plug (or DC Cigarette Lighter adapter if
3. To receive a call, release the PTT button. The RX icon will appear
When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel, the
charging in vehicle) into the desktop charger jack.
on the display when your radio is receiving a transmission.
scanning function will stop and remain on the active channel. To
Note: Features & Specifications are subject to change without
4. Place the units into the desktop charger slot and note that the LED
resume scanning, quickly press the SCAN button.
notice. MIDLAND is not responsible for unintentional errors or
indicator with RED color will light up, indicating charging function.
omissions on its packaging.