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    PR1500 Portable Radio User Guide...

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    FCC RF energy exposure requirements. Before using this product, read the RF energy awareness information and operating instructions in the Product Safety and RF Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio (Motorola Publication part number 6881095C98) to ensure compliance with RF energy exposure limits.

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    Portable Radio User Guide 6881098C40-O MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and CommPort are registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2004. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. 2/22/05.

  • Page 6: Computer Software Copyrights

    Documentation Copyrights No duplication or distribution of this document or any portion thereof shall take place without the express written permission of Motorola. No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose without the express written permission of Motorola.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Disclaimer ... ii General Radio Operation ... 1 Notations Used in This Manual ... 1 PR1500 Radio ... 2 Physical Features of the PR1500 Radio ... 3 Programmable Features ... 4 Light Emitting Diode (LED) Indicators ... 5 Alert Tones ... 5 Standard Accessories ...

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    PL Defeat ...21 Time-out Timer ...22 Emergency ...23 Send an Emergency Alarm ...24 Send a Silent Emergency Alarm ...25 Send an Emergency Call ...25 Emergency Keep-Alive ...27 Scan ...28 Turn Scan On and Off ...28 Delete a Nuisance Channel ...28 Repeater or Direct Operation ...29 Select Repeater or Direct Operation ...29 Mute ...29...

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    Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range ... 43 Special Channel Assignments ... 43 Emergency Channel ... 43 Non-Commercial Call Channel ... 44 Operating Frequency Requirements ... 44 Glossary ... 47 Commercial Warranty ... 51 Index ... 57 PR1500...

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  • Page 11: General Radio Operation

    C a u t i o n Note: An operational procedure, practice, or condition, etc. which is essential to emphasize. The following special notations identify certain items: Example Top button PR1500 Description Buttons are shown in bold print.

  • Page 12: Pr1500 Radio

    General Radio Operation PR1500 Radio...

  • Page 13: Physical Features Of The Pr1500 Radio

    Physical Features of the PR1500 Radio Item Antenna Top Button (programmable) Light Emitting Diode (LED) Speaker Universal Connector Channel Selector Knob (programmable) 3-Position Concentric Switch (programmable) PR1500 General Radio Operation Page Item On/Off/Volume Control Knob Microphone 10 Top Side (Select)

  • Page 14: Programmable Features

    General Radio Operation Programmable Features The programmable controls on your radio can be programmed by a qualified technician to operate certain software-activated features. The features that can be assigned to these controls, and the page numbers where these features can be found, are listed below. Table 1: Programmable Features Feature Call Response...

  • Page 15: Light Emitting Diode (led) Indicators

    Tone Name Invalid Key-Press Radio Self-Test Short, Failed Low-Pitched Reject Tone Time-Out Timer Warning PR1500 Table 2: LED Indicators indicates: Transmitting • Channel Busy • Low Battery (lights while transmitting) Receiving Individual Call Table 3: Alert Tones when the wrong key is pressed.

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    General Radio Operation Table 3: Alert Tones (Continued) You hear: Tone Name No ACK Received Time-Out Timer Timed Out Talk Prohibit/ Long, PTT Inhibit Low-Pitched Tone Invalid Mode Individual Call Warning Tone A Group of Busy Low-Pitched Tones (Busy Tone) Valid Key-Press Radio Self-Test Pass...

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    Received Individual Call Short, High- Low-Battery Chirp Pitched Tone (Chirp) Ringing Phone Call Received PR1500 General Radio Operation Heard: when volume changed on a quiet channel. upon exiting the emergency state. (When pressing the PTT button) verifies the system is accepting transmissions.

  • Page 18: Standard Accessories

    Prior to using a new battery, charge it for a minimum of 16 hours to ensure optimum capacity and performance. For a list of Motorola approved batteries available for use with your PR1500 radio, see “Batteries” on page 37. Note: When charging a battery attached to a radio, turn the radio off to ensure a full charge.

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    Remove the Battery With the radio off, slide down the latches on the sides of the battery. Pull the top of the battery away from the radio. PR1500 General Radio Operation...

  • Page 20: Antenna

    General Radio Operation Antenna For information regarding other available antennas, see page 37. Attach the Antenna With the radio off, turn the antenna clockwise to attach Remove the Antenna With the radio off, turn the antenna counter-clockwise to remove it.

  • Page 21: Belt Clip

    Press the belt clip downward until you clear a “click.” Remove the Belt Clip Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to press the belt clip tab away from the battery. Slide the belt clip upward to remove it. PR1500 General Radio Operation...

  • Page 22: Universal Connector Cover

    General Radio Operation Universal Connector Cover The universal connector cover is located on the antenna side of the radio. It is used to connect certain accessories to the radio. Note: To prevent damage to the connector, shield it with the connector cover when not in use.

  • Page 23: Remote Speaker Microphone Adapter

    Attach the Adapter With the Motorola side of the adapter facing out, snap the smaller end of the adapter into place in the shroud indent, below the On/Off Volume Control Knob.

  • Page 24: Radio On And Off

    General Radio Operation Radio On and Off Turn the Radio On Turn the On/Off/Volume Control knob clockwise. • If the radio turns on successfully, you hear a medium-pitched tone. • If the radio detects any errors, you hear a low- pitched tone.

  • Page 25: Zones And Channels

    Channel Selector knob to the desired channel. If the channel you selected is unprogrammed, you hear a long, medium-pitched tone until you select a programmed channel. PR1500 General Radio Operation • Long, medium-pitched tone • Long, medium-pitched tone...

  • Page 26: Receive / Transmit

    General Radio Operation Receive / Transmit This section emphasizes the importance of knowing how to monitor a channel for traffic before keying-up to send a transmission. Without Using the Volume Set and Monitor Buttons Turn the radio on and select the desired zone and channel.

  • Page 27: Use The Preprogrammed Volume Set Button

    Set button to hear the volume set tone. Release the Volume Set button. Adjust the Volume Control Knob if necessary. Press and hold the PTT button to transmit. LED lights RED while transmitting. Release the PTT button to receive (listen). PR1500 General Radio Operation...

  • Page 28: Use The Preprogrammed Monitor Button

    General Radio Operation Use the Preprogrammed Monitor Button Turn the radio on and select the desired zone and channel. Press the Monitor button and listen for activity. (See the following Conventional Mode Operation.) Adjust the Volume Control knob if necessary. Press and hold the PTT button to transmit.

  • Page 29: Conventional Mode Operation

    Press the Monitor button again, or the PTT button, to return to the original squelch setting. Note: If you try to transmit on a receive-only channel, you will hear an invalid tone until you release the PTT button. PR1500 General Radio Operation...

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    General Radio Operation Notes...

  • Page 31: Common Radio Features

    Place the preprogrammed PL Defeat switch in the PL Defeat position. You can now hear any activity on the channel. The radio is muted if no activity is present. PR1500 this condition occurs: You hear all traffic on a channel.

  • Page 32: Time-out Timer

    Common Radio Features Time-out Timer The time-out timer turns off your radio’s transmitter. The timer is set for 60 seconds at the factory, but it can be programmed from 0 to 7.75 minutes (465 seconds) by a qualified radio technician. Hold down the PTT longer than the programmed time.

  • Page 33: Emergency

    Your radio can be programmed for the following: • Emergency Alarm • Emergency Alarm with Emergency Call • Silent Emergency Alarm • Emergency Call Consult a qualified radio technician for emergency programming of your radio. PR1500 Common Radio Features...

  • Page 34: Send An Emergency Alarm

    Common Radio Features Send an Emergency Alarm An Emergency Alarm will send a data transmission to the dispatcher, identifying the radio sending the emergency. With your radio turned on, press the Emergency button. The red LED lights, and you hear a short, medium-pitched tone.

  • Page 35: Send A Silent Emergency Alarm

    Note: To exit emergency at any time, press and hold the Emergency button. Press and hold the PTT button and announce your emergency into the microphone. PR1500 Common Radio Features • LED does not light • No tones •...

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    Common Radio Features Release the PTT button to end the transmission and wait for a response from the dispatcher. Press and hold the Emergency button for about a second to exit emergency. The radio operates in the normal dispatch manner while in Emergency Call, except, if enabled, it will return to one of the following: Using this operation:...

  • Page 37: Emergency Keep-alive

    On/Off Volume Control knob. With Keep-Alive, the radio will only exit the Emergency state using one of the ways mentioned in the previous sections (Emergency Alarm, Silent Emergency Alarm, or Emergency Call). PR1500...

  • Page 38: Scan

    Common Radio Features Scan The scan feature allows you to monitor traffic on different channels by scanning a preprogrammed list of channels. The list must be preprogrammed by a qualified technician. Turn Scan On and Off Use the Preprogrammed Scan On/Off Switch Place the Scan On/Off Switch or Button in the “scan on”...

  • Page 39: Repeater Or Direct Operation

    Transmit and receive frequencies are different. Select Repeater or Direct Operation Place the preprogrammed Repeater/Direct switch in Repeater or Direct position. Mute Mute is a programmable option available on one of the radio’s switches. PR1500 Common Radio Features...

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    Common Radio Features Notes...

  • Page 41: Helpful Tips

    • Avoid subjecting the radio to corrosives, solvents or spirits. • Do not disassemble the radio. • Keep the accessory-connector cover in place until ready to use the connector. Replace the cover immediately once the accessory has been disconnected. PR1500...

  • Page 42: Service

    Helpful Tips Service Proper repair and maintenance procedures will assure efficient operation and long life for this product. A Motorola maintenance agreement will provide expert service to keep this and all other communication equipment in perfect operating condition. A nationwide service organization is provided by Motorola to support maintenance services.

  • Page 43: Battery

    25% discharge, will last even longer. Charging the Battery Motorola batteries are designed specifically to be used with a Motorola charger and vice-versa. Charging in non-Motorola equipment may lead to battery damage and void the battery warranty.

  • Page 44: Battery Recycling And Disposal

    Motorola fully endorses and encourages the recycling of NiCd batteries. In the U.S. and Canada, Motorola participates in the nationwide Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) program for NiCd battery collection and recycling. Many retailers and dealers participate in this program.

  • Page 45: Antenna

    The following antenna types are compatible with your radio: Antenna Type VHF whip, wide- band VHF helical VHF helical VHF helical UHF helical UHF helical UHF helical UHF whip, wideband PR1500 Approx. Insulator Length Color Code 203 RED 193 YELLOW 136–150.8 178 BLACK 165 BLUE GREEN BLACK...

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    Helpful Tips Notes...

  • Page 47: Accessories

    Accessories Motorola provides the following approved accessories to improve the productivity of your PR1500 portable two-way radio. For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and other accessories, visit the following web site which lists approved accessories: Antennas NAD6563 VHF whip (136–174 MHz) NAD6566 VHF (136–150.8 MHz)

  • Page 48: Carry Accessories

    Accessories Carry Accessories Carry Cases NNTN4115 Carry Case, Leather with 3” Swivel Belt Loop and T-Strap NNTN4116 Carry Case, Leather with 2.5” Swivel Belt Loop and T-Strap NNTN4117 Carry case, Leather with 3” Belt Loop and T-Strap NLN6349 Shoulder Strap NTN5243 Shoulder Strap TDN9675...

  • Page 49: Chargers

    Heavy-duty push-to-talk headset with boom mic (requires BDN6673 adapter cable) NMN1020 Light-weight headset with boom mic to be worn on a helmet or safety glasses (requires BDN6676 adapter) NMN6245 Single-muff lightweight headset with boom mic and in-line PTT (requires BDN6676 adapter) PR1500 Accessories...

  • Page 50: Commportâ„¢ Integrated Microphone Receiver System

    Accessories NMN6246 Ultra-light headset with boom mic and in-line PTT; ear bud style receiver (requires BDN6676 adapter) NMN6258 Medium-weight headset, over-the-head with in-line NMN6259 Medium-weight headset, behind-the-head with in-line RMN4049 Temple Transducer CommPort Integrated Microphone Receiver System ™ NTN1624 CommPort with palm PTT (includes BDN6676 adapter) NTN1625 CommPort with PTT on radio adapter (includes...

  • Page 51: Earpieces

    OSHA limits, black BDN6732 Earpiece with mic and PTT separate (3-wire), exceeds OSHA limits, black Earpieces BDN6780 Single earbud with mic and PTT (requires BDN6676 adapter) BDN6781 Receive only earbud (requires BDN6676 adapter) BDN6719 Flexible ear receiver PR1500 Accessories...

  • Page 52: Ear Microphone System (ems)

    Accessories Ear Microphone System (EMS) BDN6677 Ear mic, standard, noise up to 95 dB (must order BDN6671 interface module), black BDN6678 Ear mic, standard, noise up to 95 dB (must order BDN6671 interface module), beige BDN6641 Ear mic, high noise level up to 105 dB, grey (must order BDN6671 interface module) 0180358B38 Push-to-Talk Ring Switch 0180300E83 Push-to-Talk Body Switch...

  • Page 53: Appendix: Maritime Radio Use In The Vhf Frequency Range

    “OVER.” 10 Wait for a response. 11 If you do not receive an immediate response, remain by the radio and repeat the transmission at intervals until you receive a response. Be prepared to follow any instructions given to you. PR1500...

  • Page 54: Non-commercial Call Channel

    Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range Non-Commercial Call Channel For non-commercial transmissions, such as fishing reports, rendezvous arrangements, repair scheduling, or berthing information, use VHF Channel 9. Operating Frequency Requirements A radio designated for shipboard use must comply with Federal Communications Commission Rule Part 80 as follows: •...

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    Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued) Channel Number 13** 15** 17** PR1500 Frequency (MHz) Transmit 156.400 156.450 156.500 156.550 156.600 156.650 156.700 156.750 156.800 156.850 156.900 156.950 157.000 157.050 157.100 157.150...

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    Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued) Channel Number 67** 77** Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83 cannot be lawfully used by the general public in US waters. ** Low power (1 W) only *** Guard band Note: A –...

  • Page 57: Glossary

    Channel Control Channel Conventional Digital Signal Dispatcher PR1500 Acknowledgment of communication. A channel that has traffic on it. An RF signal that has a continuous nature rather than a pulsed or discrete nature. Feature that responds to the presence of an RF carrier by opening or unmuting (turning on) a receiver's audio circuit.

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    Glossary Dynamic Regrouping Hang Up Monitor NiCd NiMH Non-tactical/Revert The user will talk on a preprogrammed Page Personality Preprogrammed Private Line (PL) Programmable A feature that allows the dispatcher to temporarily reassign selected radios to a single special channel so they can communicate with each other.

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    Squelch Standby Tactical/Non-revert Talkaround Talkgroup Zone PR1500 The part of the general frequency spectrum between the audio and infrared light regions (about 10 kHz to10,000,000 MHz). A conventional radio feature, where you talk through a receive/transmit facility (repeater), that re-transmits received signals in order to improve communications range and coverage.

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    Glossary Notes...

  • Page 61: Commercial Warranty

    PR1500 Portable Units Product Accessories Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it (with a new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the Product during the warranty period provided it is returned in accordance with the terms of this warranty.

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    Product item serial number) in order to receive warranty service and, also, deliver or send the Product item, transportation and insurance prepaid, to an authorized warranty service location. Warranty service will be provided by Motorola through one of its authorized warranty service locations. If you first contact the company...

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    Product, it can facilitate your obtaining warranty service. You can also call Motorola at 1-888-567-7347 US/Canada. V. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER: A) Defects or damage resulting from use of the Product in other than its normal and customary manner.

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    A) that MOTOROLA will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of such claim; B) that MOTOROLA will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and C) should the Product or parts become, or in MOTOROLA’s...

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    Commercial Warranty the use of ancillary equipment or software not furnished by MOTOROLA which is attached to or used in connection with the Product. The foregoing states the entire liability of MOTOROLA with respect to infringement of patents by the Product or any parts thereof.

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    Commercial Warranty Notes...

  • Page 67: Index

    ...38 body-worn ...38 channel select a channel ...15 conventional mode operation ...19 PR1500 emergency emergency keep-alive ... 27 send an emergency alarm ... 24 send an emergency call ... 25 glossary ... 47 LED indicators ... 5 microphones, remote speaker ...

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    Index scan delete a nuisance channel ...28 turn scan on and off ...28 select a channel ...15 select a zone ...15 service ...32 surveillance accessories ...39 Commport integrated microphone/receivers ...40 earpieces ...40 headsets and headset accessories ...39 radio interface modules for ear microphones ...42 switches ...42 time-out timer ...22...

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    MOTOROLA, and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2004. All rights reserved. *6881098C40* 6881098C40-O...

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