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NX-200/ NX-300
NX-200S/ NX-300S
VHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER/
UHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
ÉMETTEUR-RÉCEPTEUR NUMÉRIQUE VHF/
ÉMETTEUR-RÉCEPTEUR NUMÉRIQUE UHF
MODE D'EMPLOI
TRANSCEPTOR DIGITAL VHF/
TRANSCEPTOR DIGITAL UHF
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
RICETRASMETTITORE DIGITALE VHF/
RICETRASMETTITORE DIGITALE UHF
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
© B62-2252-00 (E, E2, E3)
09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00

Summary of Contents

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    NX-200/ NX-300 NX-200S/ NX-300S VHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER/ UHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER INSTRUCTION MANUAL ÉMETTEUR-RÉCEPTEUR NUMÉRIQUE VHF/ ÉMETTEUR-RÉCEPTEUR NUMÉRIQUE UHF MODE D’EMPLOI TRANSCEPTOR DIGITAL VHF/ TRANSCEPTOR DIGITAL UHF MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES RICETRASMETTITORE DIGITALE VHF/ RICETRASMETTITORE DIGITALE UHF MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI © B62-2252-00 (E, E2, E3) 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00...

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    The use of the warning symbol means the equipment is subject to restrictions of use in certain countries. This equipment requires a licence and is intended for use in the countries as below. ISO3166 Firmware Copyrights reserved for Kenwood Corporation.

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    Information on Disposal of Old Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Batteries (applicable for EU countries that have adopted separate waste collection systems) Products and batteries with the symbol (crossed-out wheeled bin) cannot be disposed as household waste. Old electrical and electronic equipment and batteries should be recycled at a facility capable of handling these items and their waste byproducts.

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    THANK YOU We are grateful you have chosen Kenwood for your land mobile radio applications. This instruction manual covers only the basic operations of your NEXEDGE portable radio. Ask your dealer for information on any customized features they may have added to your radio.

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    Do not charge the transceiver and battery pack when they are wet. • Ensure that there are no metallic items located between the transceiver and the battery pack. Kenwood. • If the die-cast chassis or other transceiver part is damaged, do not touch the damaged parts.

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    Turn the transceiver power off in the following locations: • Near explosives or blasting sites. • In aircrafts. (Any use of the transceiver must follow the instructions and regulations provided by the airline crew.) • Where restrictions or warnings are posted regarding the use of radio devices, including but not limited to medical facilities.

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    If an abnormal odor or smoke is detected coming from the transceiver, switch the transceiver power off immediately, remove the battery pack from the transceiver, and contact your Kenwood dealer. • Use of the transceiver while you are driving may be against in your area.

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    • When water gets into the microphone opening or the speaker grill, the voice level may become low or distorted. Lightly shake microphone before operating the transceiver. Kenwood, may reduce or void the water resistant and dust resistant performance. •...

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    INFORMATION CONCERNING THE LI-ION BATTERY PACK extreme heat, deteriorate, or cause other forms of damage to the battery. Please observe the following prohibitive matters. • Do not disassemble or reconstruct battery! The battery pack has a safety function and protection circuit to avoid danger.

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    • Do not charge the battery near fires or under direct sunlight! If the battery’s protection circuit is damaged, the battery may charge at extreme current (or voltage) and an abnormal chemical reaction may occur. The battery may generate heat or •...

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    • Do not reverse-charge or reverse-connect the battery! The battery pack has positive and negative poles. If the battery pack does not smoothly connect with a charger or operating equipment, do not force it; check the polarity of the battery. If the battery pack is reverse-connected to the charger, it will be reverse-charged and an abnormal chemical reaction may occur.

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    VGS-1 OPTIONAL VOICE GUIDE & STORAGE UNIT ....33 UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT Carefully unpack the transceiver. If any items are missing or Note: These unpacking instructions are for use by your Kenwood dealer, an authorized Kenwood service facility, or the factory. SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Belt clip..................

  • Page 13: Preparation, Instruction Manual

    PREPARATION INSTALLING/ REMOVING THE (OPTIONAL) BATTERY PACK 1 Match the guides of the on the upper rear of the the battery pack in place. 2 Lock the safety catch to prevent accidentally releasing the battery pack. 3 To remove the battery pack, lift the safety catch, press the release latch, then pull the transceiver.

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    INSTALLING THE BELT CLIP Belt clip Attach the belt clip using the Note: If the belt clip is not installed, its mounting location may get hot during continuous a hot environment. 3 x 8 mm screws glues, may crack the transceiver’s back panel. INSTALLING THE CAP OVER THE UNIVERSAL CONNECTOR Insert the cap into place over the universal connector and secure...

  • Page 15: Getting Acquainted

    GETTING ACQUAINTED NX-200S/ NX-300S Selector knob Power switch/ Volume control volume. Auxiliary key Transmit/ Receive/ Battery low indicator PTT (Push-To-Talk) switch to call a station. Side 1 key default is Squelch Off Momentary.

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    Side 2 key Universal connector NX-200/ NX-300 Selector knob Power switch/ Volume control volume. Auxiliary key Transmit/ Receive/ Battery low indicator...

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    PTT (Push-To-Talk) switch to call a station. Side 1 key The default is Squelch Off Momentary. Side 2 key The default is Backlight. Keypad (keypad models only) Press these keys to send DTMF tones. These keys can a programmable function key is programmed as “Function”. The default is Menu.

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    DISPLAY Indicator Description Monitor or Squelch Off is activated. Signaling. added to scan. message has arrived. The current channel is a Priority channel. Talk Around is activated. Site Lock is activated. activated. Lone Worker is activated. VOX is activated. Displays the time. Displays the key functions for , and...

  • Page 19: Programmable Functions

    PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS have been programmed on your transceiver. PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS FOR NX-200S/ NX-300S • Scan • Auto Telephone • • Battery Indicator • Broadcast • Call 1 ~ 6 • Site Lock • Site Select • Site Up • Speaker Attenuation •...

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    Available only for Analog Conventional operation. Available only for Analog Trunking operation. Available only for NXDN Trunking operation. Can be programmed only on the Selector knob. Available only for NXDN Conventional operation. Available only for Analog Conventional, Analog Trunking, and NXDN Conventional operation.

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    PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS FOR NX-200/ NX-300 • Auto Reply Message • Key Lock • Autodial • Lone Worker • Autodial Programming • • Maintenance • Backlight • Menu • Broadcast • Monitor • Call 1 ~ 6 • Monitor Momentary • •...

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    • • Zone Select • Zone Up Available only for Analog Conventional operation. Available only for Analog Conventional and Analog Trunking operation. Available only for NXDN Trunking operation. Can be programmed only on the Selector knob. Available only for NXDN Conventional operation. Available only for NXDN Conventional and NXDN Trunking operation.

  • Page 23: Basic Operations

    BASIC OPERATIONS SWITCHING POWER ON/OFF Turn the Power Volume transceiver ON. Turn the Power Volume Transceiver Password (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) 1 Select a character using . 2 Press to enter the selected character. • Press or # to delete a character. Press and hold # to delete all characters.

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    SELECTING A ZONE AND CHANNEL/GROUP ID Select the desired zone using the key programmed as Zone Select or Zone Up/Down channels. for transmitting and receiving. ID names and number by pressing the key programmed as Display Note: If the default settings for and the Selector knob have been changed, use the appropriate TRANSMITTING 2 Press the key programmed as Monitor or Squelch Off to...

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    Making Individual Calls (Digital) (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) Individual or Individual + Status persons. 1 Press the key programmed as Individual or Individual + Status. 2 Press to select a unit ID from the list. • On keypad models, you can enter a unit ID directly. 3 Press and hold the PTT •...

  • Page 26: Menu Mode (nx-200/ Nx-300 Only)

    MENU MODE (NX-200/ NX-300 ONLY) through the Menu instead of physical controls. Once you versatility it offers. MENU ACCESS 1 Press the key programmed as Menu. 2 Press to select a category item. • On keypad models, you can enter a category number directly. 3 Press 4 Press to select a function item.

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    Display Description CLOCK CLOCK ADJUST DISP FORMAT Forced Search INDIVIDUAL Individual mode Maintenance Display mode MONITOR OST LIST OST mode PLAYBACK Playback mode Priority Channel Select mode SCAN Selcall mode Display Site Number Site Select Mode Squelch Level mode...

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    Display Description STACK Stack mode STATUS Status mode Short Mesage mode TALK AROUND PASSWORD VIBRATOR Voice Memo mode VOX Level mode CHARACTER ENTRY There are 2 methods available for entering characters: keys Press You can also assign a character to an optional key and later press that key to recall the assigned character: A ~ Z, a ~ z, DTMF Key Character Cycle...

  • Page 29: Scan

    SCAN Scan monitors for signals on the transceiver channels. While scanning, the transceiver checks for a signal on each channel and only stops if a signal is present. To begin scanning, press the key programmed as Scan. • • When a signal is detected on a channel, Scan pauses at that To stop scanning, press the Scan key again.

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    SCAN REVERT press the PTT • Selected: The last channel selected before scan. • Selected + Talkback: Same as “Selected”, plus you can • Priority 1/ Priority 2: • Priority 1 + Talkback/ Priority2 + Talkback: Same as • Last Called + Selected: receive a call.

  • Page 31: Fleetsync: Alphanumeric 2-way Paging Function

    FleetSync: ALPHANUMERIC 2-WAY PAGING FUNCTION Kenwood Corporation. Note: This function is available only in analog operation. Ask your dealer for further information regarding the NX-200S/ NX-300S. SELCALL (SELECTIVE CALLING) A Selcall is a voice call to a station or group of stations.

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    • Select “ALL” Fleet and “ALL” ID to make a call to all units STATUS MESSAGE be decided in your talk group. Messages can contain up to 16 memory of your transceiver. Transmitting 1 Select your desired zone and channel. 2 Press the key programmed as Status to enter Status Selcall + Status to enter 3 Press...

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    Receiving is received. Press any key to return to normal operation. Reviewing Messages in the Stack Memory (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) 1 Press the key programmed as Stack, or press and hold the key programmed as Selcall, Status, or Selcall + Status to enter Stack mode.

  • Page 34: Tone Signaling (nx-200/ Nx-300 Only)

    5-TONE SIGNALING (NX-200/ NX-300 ONLY) 5-tone Signaling is enabled or disabled by your dealer. This the 5 tones programmed in your transceiver. Transceivers that SELCALL (SELECTIVE CALLING) A Selcall is a voice call to a station or group of stations. Transmitting 1 Select your desired zone and channel.

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    STATUS MESSAGE decided in your talk group. Messages can contain up to 16 alphanumeric characters. stack memory of your transceiver. Transmitting 1 Select your desired zone and channel. 2 Press the key programmed as Status to enter Status Selcall + Status to enter 3 Press •...

  • Page 36: Advanced Operations

    3 Press to return to normal operation. • To delete the selected message, press or # the deletion, press • To delete all messages, press and hold or # for ADVANCED OPERATIONS DTMF (DUAL TONE MULTI FREQUENCY) CALLS Making a DTMF Call (NX-200/ MX-300 Only) Manual Dialing (Keypad Models Only) 1 Press and hold the PTT •...

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    2 Press to select your desired Autodial list • The stored entry appears on the display. 3 Press the PTT Stun Code When the transceiver receives a call containing a stun code, the transceiver becomes disabled. The stun code is code.

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    SCRAMBLER Press the key programmed as Scrambler Encryption, or • Pressing the PTT turned ON encrypts the transmitted signal. SIGNALING Quiet Talk (QT)/ Digital Quiet Talk (DQT) Your dealer may have programmed QT or DQT signaling on Operator Selectable Tone (OST) (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) OST, you can 1 Select your desired channel.

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    If a call containing a different RAN is made on the same are using the same channel. Optional Signaling Your dealer may also program several types of optional signaling for your transceiver channels. 5-tone Signaling (NX-200/ NX-300 Only): Refer to “...

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    5 Press to save the setting. VOX Operation 1 Connect the headset to the transceiver. 2 Press and hold the key programmed as VOX for 2 seconds. 3 To transmit, simply speak into the microphone. • The transceiver recognizes sound levels depending on speaking.

  • Page 41: Background Operations

    BACKGROUND OPERATIONS Your dealer can activate a variety of transceiver functions to CLOCK (NX-200/ NX-300 ONLY) the key programmed as Clock. Note: Removing or leaving the battery pack uncharged for To set the clock: 1 Press the key programmed as Clock Adjustment. •...

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    BATTERY SAVER The Battery Saver can be activated only on Conventional being performed. KEY LOCK Press the key programmed as Key Lock to lock and unlock the transceiver keys. Squelch Off Momentary, Function, Key Lock, PTT LOW BATTERY WARNING (NX-200S/ NX-300S) Press the key programmed as Battery Indicator Lights Orange Lights Red...

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    SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR (NX-200/ NX-300 ONLY) The signal strength indicator displays the strength of received Strong Weak COMPANDER If programmed by your dealer for a channel, the compander provide higher clarity of signals. Note: BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT (BCL) On Conventional channels, if BCL is set up by your dealer, you If BCL Override has been programmed, you can transmit over the current signal: 1 Press and hold the PTT...

  • Page 44: Vgs-1 Optional Voice Guide & Storage Unit

    PTT ID time the PTT Note: PTT ID can be made only in analog operation. VGS-1 OPTIONAL VOICE GUIDE & STORAGE UNIT VOICE RECORDER create voice memos. Auto Recording (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) transmitted and received signals. The recording storage Voice Memos (NX-200/ NX-300 Only) To record a voice memo for later playback: 1 Press the key programmed as Voice Memo, press and hold the key programmed as Playback, or access the...

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    send an automatic response to the caller after • If you are available to receive the call, press any key to cancel the auto response. • If there is memory available on your transceiver, “I am not and they can leave you a recorded message. When a appears on the display.

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    VOICE GUIDE Note: Voice announcements vary by dealer setting.

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