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Midland GXT 850 Owner's Manual

Midland radio two-way radio owner's manual gxt800, gxt 850.

 
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GXT800/850 Series
GMRS/FRS Radio
OWNER'S MANUAL
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Summary of Contents

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    ® GXT800/850 Series GMRS/FRS Radio OWNER'S MANUAL www.midlandradio.com...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Model GXT800/850 Series TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Important Notice, FCC Licensing LCD Display Controls Battery Installation Installing the Belt Clip Charging the Optional Battery Pack Low Battery Level Indicator Operating Your Radio External Speaker/Microphone Jack Troubleshooting Guide Use and Care Specifications and Frequency Charts Warranty Information MIDLAND Family Products...

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    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.

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    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.

  • Page 6: Lcd Display, Controls

    Model GXT800/850 Series LCD DISPLAY CONTROLS Page 6 1. BATTERY METER – Indicates the battery level. 2. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY LOCK mode is on. 3. VOX ICON – Indicates when VOX mode is active. 4. NOAA WEATHER (WX) BAND ICON– Indicates when the radio is in Weather Band mode.

  • Page 7: Battery Installation, Installing The Belt Clip

    Model GXT800/850 Series BATTERY INSTALLATION Your GXT800/850 Series radio operates with either 4 AA alkaline batteries or an optional NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be removed (see below) to ease installation or removal of the batteries. To install the batteries: 1.

  • Page 8: Charging The Optional Battery Pack

    Model GXT800/850 Series CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK Your GXT800/850 Series is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack (not included) which can be recharged using a desktop charger (not included). Initial charge time is 24 hours with a charge time of 12 hours thereafter. For maximum battery life, we recommend charging the battery pack when the low battery icon comes on.

  • Page 9: Operating Your Radio, Operating Your Radio

    Model GXT800/850 Series OPERATING YOUR RADIO POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME Rotate the POWER/VOLUME knob clockwise to turn the radio on and increase the volume level. Rotate the control counter-clockwise to reduce the volume level and to turn the radio off. During Power On, the radio will beep 2 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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    Model GXT800/850 Series GXT800/850 SERIES QUICK REFERENCE CHART MENU Channel Group Mode Press & hold Menu 1~22 button WX Alert WX Channel On/Off 1~10 MONITOR Pressing and holding the MONITOR button for 1 second will let you hear noise so you can adjust the volume level of the radio when not receiving a signal.

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    Model GXT800/850 Series KEYPAD LOCK To avoid accidentally changing the radio setting, press the LOCK button for 2 seconds. The KEY LOCK icon will appear on the display. PTT and CALL will still be active. Repeat the same procedure to unlock the keypad.

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    Model GXT800/850 Series ® SETTING THE RADIO TO GROUP MODE To turn the GROUP MODE on, press the MENU button until the display shows “Gr” blinking, while an “oF” appears on the right of the display. Select “on” by pressing the buttons and press the PTT button to confrim or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting.

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    Model GXT800/850 Series ® SETTING THE RING TONE Your GXT800/850 has 5 selectable Ring Tone. Your selected ring tone will be playbacked when receiving a “direct call” from another person of the same Group Code and ID Number. To select a Ring Tone for the current Group Code and ID Number press the MENU button until an “rt”...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series USING THE RADIO IN STANDARD MODE You can set your GXT800/850 Series to Standard Mode to communi- cate with radios which do not have the Group Mode feature. SETTING THE RADIO TO STANDARD MODE To turn the STANDARD MODE on, press the MENU button until the display shows “Gr”...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series TRANSMIT (TX) POWER LEVEL SELECTION Your GXT800/850 Series has 3 power level settings. To select the power level on channels 1~7 and 15~22, press the MENU button until a “Pr” icon will appear blinking on the display. Then press the buttons to select TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL icon (H: Hi/ M: Mid/L: Lo).

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    Model GXT800/850 Series SILENT OPERATION Your GXT800/850 Series has a SILENT OPERATION mode. In this mode, all “beeps” and “tones” are disabled. To turn the SILENT OPERATION mode on, press the MENU button until the display shows an “bP” icon while on the right of the “bP” display, an “on”...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series VIBRATE ALERT To turn the VIBRATE ALERT on, press the MENU button until the display will show the VIBRATE-ALERT icon blinking, while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER, an “oF” icon appears. Select “on” by pressing the buttons and push the PTT button, or press MENU button.

  • Page 18: External Speaker/microphone Jack

    Model GXT800/850 Series ® To turn the NOAA WEATHER (WX) ALERT off, press the MENU button twice while in WX Band. The display shows "AL", while on the right an "on" icon appears blinking. Select "oF" by pressing the buttons. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU. Note: The RX icon blinks on briefly when the unit is listening for a NOAA WEATHER ALERT tone signal.

  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Guide, Use And Care

    Model GXT800/850 Series TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM No Power Cannot Receive Messages Radio is not responding to button presses Display is dim Charger not functioning USE AND CARE 1. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio 2. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio. 3.

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    Model GXT800/850 Series SPECIFICATIONS Channels 22 GMRS/FRS Channels +142 Privacy Codes 10 NOAA Weather (WX) Band Channels Operating Frequency UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz Power Source 4 AA Alkaline or 6.0V Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz) CH. No CH.

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    Model GXT800/850 Series DCS PRIVACY CODE CHART CODE Note: Privacy codes can be programmed for use on any channel Page 21 CODE CODE www.midlandradio.com ®...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series ® 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.

  • Page 23: Accessories, Accessories

    Model GXT800/850 Series ACCESSORIES Accessories can be purchased at www.midlandradio.com or fill in the form on the following page and mail it to our address. A A V V P P -4 4 Page 23 - 1 Dual Desk Charger - 2 Rechargeable battery packs - 1 AC Adapter - 1 DC Cigarette lighter adapter...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series A A V V P P -1 1 A A V V P P -H H 1 1 A A V V P P -H H 2 2 Page 24 - 2 Over the Ear Mic. Headsets w/ PTT - $19.99 - 1 Open Face Helmet Microphone Kit...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series A A V V P P -H H 3 3 A A V V P P -H H 4 4 A A V V P P -H H 5 5 Page 25 - 2 Surveillance Headset - $39.99 - 2 Ear Wrap Headset - $39.99 - 2 Behind the Head Headset...

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    Model GXT800/850 Series A A V V P P -7 7 Page 26 - 2 Rechargeable battery packs - $19.99 www.midlandradio.com ®...

  • Page 27: Accessories Order Form

    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 to Midland Radio Corporation. Name: _____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: _____________________ State _____Zip Code _____________ Tel: ______________________ email: ___________________________ CC# _____________________ Type: __________ Exp.

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    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 visit us at http://www.midlandradio.com Note: Features &...

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