Kenwood NEXEDGE NX-200 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

  • Page 2 VHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER/ UHF DIGITAL TRANSCEIVER NX-200/ NX-300 INSTRUCTIoN MANUAL NOTIFICATION This equipment complies with the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC. 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.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 We are grateful you have chosen Kenwood for your land moble rado applcatons. Ths nstructon manual covers only the basc operatons of your NEXEDGE portable rado. Ask your dealer for nformaton on any customzed features they may have added to your rado.
  • Page 5 Do not charge the transcever and battery pack when they are wet. • Ensure that there are no metallc tems located between the transcever and the battery pack. • Do not use options not specified by Kenwood. • If the de-cast chasss or other transcever part s damaged, do not touch the damaged parts. •...
  • Page 6 Turn the transceiver power off in the following locations: • Near explosves or blastng stes. • In arcrafts. (Any use of the transcever must follow the nstructons and regulatons provded by the arlne crew.) • Where restrctons or warnngs are posted regardng the use of rado devces, ncludng but not lmted to medcal facltes.
  • Page 7 If an abnormal odor or smoke s detected comng from the transcever, swtch the transcever power off mmedately, remove the battery pack from the transcever, and contact your Kenwood dealer. • Use of the transcever whle you are drvng may be aganst traffic laws. Please check and observe the vehicle regulations...
  • Page 8 Lghtly shake the transceiver to remove the water from the speaker and/or mcrophone before operatng the transcever. • Use of any option on the transceiver not specified by Kenwood, may reduce or vod the water resstant and dust resstant performance. • When usng an opton wth the transcever, ensure that t...
  • Page 9 nforMaTion concerning The ion baTTerY Pack The battery pack includes flammable objects such as organic solvent. Mishandling may cause the battery to rupture producing flames or extreme heat, deterorate, or cause other forms of damage to the battery. Please observe the followng prohbtve matters. • Do not disassemble or reconstruct battery! The battery pack has a safety functon and protecton crcut to avod danger.
  • Page 10 • Do not charge the battery near fires or under direct sunlight! If the battery’s protecton crcut s damaged, the battery may charge at extreme current (or voltage) and an abnormal chemcal reacton may occur. The battery may generate heat or smoke, rupture, or burst into flame.
  • Page 11 • Do not reverse-charge or reverse-connect the battery! The battery pack has postve and negatve poles. If the battery pack does not smoothly connect wth a charger or operatng equpment, do not force t; check the polarty of the battery. If the battery pack s reverse-connected to the charger, t wll be reverse-charged and an abnormal chemcal reacton may occur.
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT .......1 ...............1 upplied cceSSorieS PREPARATION ................2 ....2 nStAlling emoving the ptionAl Attery ..........2 nStAlling the ptionAl ntennA ............3 nStAlling the ....3 nStAlling the Ap over the niverSAl onnector ..3 nStAlling the ptionAl peAker icrophone or eAdSet GETTING ACQUAINTED .............4 ..................6...
  • Page 13 ADVANCED OPERATIONS ............20 dtmF (d ......20 ulti requency AllS ) ............21 runking AllS nAlog ..............22 mergency AllS ................22 crAmBler ................23 ignAling (voX) ........24 oice perAted rAnSmiSSion BACKGROUND OPERATIONS ..........26 ..................26 lock .................26 iBrAtor (tot) .............26 imer ................27 Attery Aver ................27 .............27 Attery Arning...
  • Page 14: Unpacking And Checking Equipment

    UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT Note: These unpacking instructions are for use by your Kenwood dealer, an authorized Kenwood service facility, or the factory. Carefully unpack the transceiver. We recommend that you identify the items listed in the following list before discarding the packing material.
  • Page 15: Preparation

    PREPARATION nStAlling emoving the ptionAl Attery 1 Match the guides of the battery pack with the grooves on the upper rear of the transceiver, then firmly press the battery pack in place. 2 Lock the safety catch to prevent accidentally releasing the battery pack.
  • Page 16: Nstalling The Lip

    nStAlling the Belt clip Attach the belt clip using the supplied 3 x 8 mm screws. Note: If the belt clip is not installed, its mounting location may get hot during continuous transmission or when left sitting in a hot environment. 3 x 8 mm screws Do not use glue which is designed to prevent screw loosening when installing the belt clip.
  • Page 17: Getting Acquainted

    GETTING ACQUAINTED ① Selector knob Rotate to select a zone or channel/group ID (default). ② Power switch/ Volume control Rotate to turn the transceiver ON/OFF and to adjust the volume. ③ Auxiliary key Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. ④ Transmit/ Receive/ Battery low indicator If enabled by your dealer, lights red while transmitting, green while receiving a call (Conventional channels only), and orange when receiving an optional signaling call (2-tone, DTMF signaling, etc.).
  • Page 18 ⑤ PTT (Push-To-Talk) switch Press and hold this switch, then speak into the microphone to call a station. ⑥ Side 1 key Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default is Squelch Off Momentary. ⑦ Side 2 key Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default is Backlight.
  • Page 19: D Isplay

    iSplAy Indicator Description Monitor or Squelch Off is activated. Blinks when an incoming call matches your Optional Signaling. The current zone (left icon) or CH/GID (right icon) is added to scan. Scan is in progress. Blinks while scan is paused. A message is stored in memory.
  • Page 20: Programmable Functions

    PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS Following is a list of available programmable functions. Please contact your dealer for further details on those functions which have been programmed on your transceiver. • 2-tone • Individual + Status (NXDN) • Auto Reply Message • Key Lock •...
  • Page 21 • Telephone Disconnect • Zone Delete/Add • Transceiver Password • Zone Down • Vibrator • Zone Select • Voice Memo • Zone Up • Available only for Analog Conventional operation. Available only if the VGS- optional board has been installed. Available only for Analog Trunking operation.
  • Page 22: Basic Operations

    BASIC OPERATIONS on/oFF witching ower Turn the Power switch/ Volume control clockwise to switch the transceiver ON. Turn the Power switch/ Volume control counterclockwise fully to switch the transceiver OFF. ■ Transceiver Password If the transceiver is password protected, “PASSWORD” will appear on the display when the power is turned ON.
  • Page 23: C Hannel /G Roup Id

    electing A one And hAnnel roup Select the desired zone using (default). Each zone contains a group of channels. Select the desired channel/group ID using the Selector knob (default). Each channel/group ID is programmed with settings for transmitting and receiving. •...
  • Page 24: Ransmitting Eceiving

    ■ Making Individual Calls (Digital) If a key has been programmed with Individual or Individual + Status, you can make calls to specific 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.
  • Page 25: Menu Mode

    MENU MODE Many functions on this transceiver are selected or configured through the Menu instead of physical controls. Once you become familiar with the Menu system, you will appreciate the versatility it offers. cceSS 1 Press the key programmed as Menu. 2 Press to select a Menu item.
  • Page 26 Menu Description CLOCK ADJUST Clock Adjustment mode DIRECT CH SEL Direct CH/GID  ~  Select DISP FORMAT Display Format ON/OFF FIXED VOLUME Fixed Volume FORCED SEARCH Forced Search GPS POS DISP GPS Position Display mode GROUP Group mode GROUP+STATUS Group + Status mode GROUP+SDM Group + SDM mode...
  • Page 27: Haracter Ntry

    Menu Description TALK AROUND Talk Around ON/OFF PASSWORD Transceiver Password mode VIBRATOR Vibrator ON/OFF VOICE MEMO Voice Memo mode VOX LEVEL VOX Level mode VOX ON/OFF ZONE DEL/ADD Zone Delete/Add hArActer ntry There are 2 methods available for entering characters: ) Pressing the keys Press...
  • Page 28: 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. • icon appears on the display. •...
  • Page 29: S Elect

    evert The Scan Revert channel is the channel selected when you press the PTT switch to transmit during scan. Your dealer can program one of the following types of Scan Revert channels: • Selected: The last channel selected before scan. • Selected + Talkback: Same as “Selected”, plus you can respond to calls on the channel at which scan is paused.
  • Page 30: Hannel Fleetsync: Alphanumeric 2-Way Paging Function

    FleetSync: ALPHANUMERIC 2-WAY PAGING FUNCTION FleetSync is an Alphanumeric 2-way Paging Function, and is a protocol owned by Kenwood Corporation. Note: This function is available only in analog operation. elcAll elective Alling A Selcall is a voice call to a station or group of stations.
  • Page 31: Elective

    • Select “ALL” Fleet and “ALL” ID to make a call to all units (Broadcast call). tAtuS eSSAge You can send and receive 2-digit Status messages which may be decided in your talk group. Messages can contain up to  alphanumeric characters.
  • Page 32: Ong M

    ■ Receiving icon will flash and a calling ID or text message will appear when a Status call is received. Press any key to return to normal operation. ■ Reviewing Messages in the Stack Memory 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 33: Advanced Operations

    ADVANCED OPERATIONS dtmF (d ulti requency AllS ■ Making a DTMF Call Note: DTMF calls can be made only in analog operation. Manual Dialing (Keypad Models Only) 1 Press and hold the PTT switch. 2 Enter the desired digits using the DTMF keypad. • If you release the PTT switch, transmit mode will end even if the complete number has not been sent.
  • Page 34: One Ulti )

    ■ Stun Code This function is used when a transceiver is stolen or lost. When the transceiver receives a call containing a stun code, the transceiver becomes disabled. The stun code is cancelled when the transceiver receives a call with a revive code.
  • Page 35: Alls

    mergency AllS If your transceiver has been programmed with the Emergency function, you can make emergency calls. 1 Press and hold the key programmed as Emergency. • Ask your dealer for the length of time necessary to hold this key before the transceiver enters Emergency mode. •...
  • Page 36 ignAling ■ Quiet Talk (QT)/ Digital Quiet Talk (DQT) Your dealer may have programmed QT or DQT signaling on your transceiver channels. A QT tone/ DQT code is a sub-audible tone/code which allows you to ignore (not hear) calls from other parties who are using the same channel. Operator Selectable Tone (OST) If a key has been programmed with OST, you can reprogram the QT/DQT settings on each of your channels.
  • Page 37: Oice O Perated

    ■ Optional Signaling Your dealer may also program several types of optional signaling for your transceiver channels. 2-tone Signaling: 2-tone Signaling opens the squelch only when your transceiver receives a call containing matching 2 tones. DTMF Signaling: DTMF Signaling opens the squelch only when the transceiver receives a call containing a matching DTMF code.
  • Page 38: Vox Operation

    ■ 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 the VOX Gain level. If it is too sensitive, it will transmit when there is noise in the background.
  • Page 39: Background Operations

    BACKGROUND OPERATIONS Your dealer can activate a variety of transceiver functions to perform without any additional operation on your part. lock If activated by your dealer, you can view the clock by pressing the key programmed as Clock. Note: Removing or leaving the battery pack uncharged for extended periods will clear the clock time.
  • Page 40: Attery S

    Attery Aver The Battery Saver can be activated only on Conventional channels. This function decreases the amount of power used when a signal is not being received and no operations are being performed. Press the key programmed as Key Lock to lock and unlock the transceiver keys.
  • Page 41: Attery Trength

    ompAnder If programmed by your dealer for a channel, the compander will remove excessive noise from transmitted signals, to provide higher clarity of signals. (Bcl) hAnnel ockout On Conventional channels, if BCL is set up by your dealer, you will be unable to transmit if the channel is already in use. Use a different channel or wait until the channel becomes free.
  • Page 42: Vgs-1 Optional Voice Guide & Storage Unit

    VGS-1 OPTIONAL VOICE GUIDE & STORAGE UNIT oice ecorder The voice recorder allows you to record conversations and create voice memos. ■ Auto Recording If activated, the auto recorder will continuously record all transmitted and received signals. The recording storage area retains only the last 30 seconds of recording.
  • Page 43: Oice Uide

    • If there is memory available on your transceiver, “I am not available. Leave your Message.” will be sent to the caller and they can leave you a recorded message. When a message is stored on your transceiver, “Msg Rcvd” appears on the display.

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