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Midland X-Tra Talk LXT480 Series Owner's Manual

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LXT480 Series


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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...

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    FCC at 1-888-CALL FCC or go to the FCC's website: 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:...

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    LCD DISPLAY CONTROLS 1. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY LOCK mode is on. 2. VOX ICON – Indicates when VOX mode is active. 3. NOAA WEATHER (WX) BAND ICON– Indicates when the radio is in Weather Band mode. 4. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from 1~36 on GMRS/FRS band (1~10 on WX band).

  • Page 5: Battery Installation

    BATTERY INSTALLATION Your LXT480 Series radio operates with either 4 AAA 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. 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.

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    CHARGING THE OPTIONAL BATTERY PACK Your LXT480 Series is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack which can be recharged by inserting the AC adapter into the radio charge jack, or with optional desktop charger (as described below). Initial charge time is 24 hours. Charge time is about 12 hours thereafter.

  • Page 7: Operating Your Radio

    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 2 times with different tones, the LCD will display all icons for 1 second and the LCD display will indicate the last channel selected.

  • Page 8: Call Alert

    LXT480 SERIES QUICK REFERENCE CHART MENU Channel Privacy 1~36 CTCSS ***only on Ch 1~ 22 MONITOR Pressing and holding the MONITOR button for 3 seconds will let you hear noise so you can adjust the volume level of the radio when not receiving a signal.

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    SETTING PRIVACY CODES Your LXT480 Series has 121 Privacy Codes available to use in channels 1~22. The selected Privacy Code may be different for each channel. To select a Privacy Code for the current channel press the MENU button twice, and then the 38 CTCSS Privacy Code.

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    VOX will be more sensitive on the “1” setting than on the “3” setting. To turn VOX off, press the MENU button until the display shows “VOX” blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display, a “1”,“2” or “3” icon appears. Select “oF” by pressing the buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU button again to move to the next feature setting.

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    SILENT OPERATION Your LXT480 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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    NOAA WEATHER ALERT Your LXT480 has a NOAA WEATHER ALERT function, to enable you to automatically receive weather alert from designated NOAA stations. The NOAA WEATHER (WX) ALERT is automatically on during NOAA WEATHER SCAN mode. To turn the NOAA WEATHER (WX) ALERT on during normal NOAA WEATHER RADIO mode, press the MENU button twice while in NOAA WEATHER SCAN mode.

  • Page 13: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM SOLUTION No Power Cannot Receive Messages Radio is not responding to button presses Display is dim Charger not functioning - Contacts on the bottom of the radio may require USE AND CARE 1. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio 2.

  • Page 14: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Channels 36 GMRS/FRS Channels +121 Privacy Codes 10 NOAA Weather (WX) Band Channels Operating Frequency UHF 462.5500 ~ 467.7125 MHz Power Source 4 AAA Alkaline or 4.8V Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz) CH. No CH. Freq. 462.5625 462.5875 462.6125...

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    DCS PRIVACY CODE CHART CODE Note: Privacy codes can be programmed for use on Channels 1~22 only CODE CODE...

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    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.

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    ACCESSORIES Accessories can be purchased at or fill in the form on the following page and mail it to our address. AVP-1 1 - 2 Over the Ear Mic. - $19.99 AVP-H H 1 - 1 Open Face Helmet - $49.99 AVP-H H 2 - 1 Closed Face...

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    - 2 Ear Wrap - $39.99 AVP-H H 5 - 2 Behind the Head - $39.99 AVP-H H 7 - 2 Mossy Oak - $39.99 AVP-6 6 - 1 Dual Desk - 2 Rechargeable - 1 AC Adapter - 1 DC Cigarette - $39.99 Headset Headset...

  • Page 19: 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 Note: Features &...

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