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Professional Radio
GM380
User Guide
68P64110B90
Issue: July 2000

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    Professional Radio GM380 User Guide 68P64110B90 Issue: July 2000...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Ending a Call ..... . 16 Radio Calls ......17 Selective Calls .

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    Mobile Antenna Installation ... 57 Control Station Operation... . . 57 General Radio Care ....58 English...

  • Page 5: Radio Overview

    RADIO CONTROLS The numbers below refer to the illustrations on the inside front cover. On-Off / Volume Knob Used to turn the radio on or off, and to adjust the radio’s volume. LED Indicators Indicates channel, scan, and monitor status, as well as receipt of a selective call.

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    Feature Monitor/Cancel Radio Call Missed Call List Contact List Status List Channel Scan On/Off English Description Monitor allows user to select between signalling squelch, carrier squelch and unsquelch, and to suspend scan when landed on a channel in scan mode.

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    (Voice Storage) Voice Storage feature. To toggle the radio’s transmit power level between High Power Level and Low. To talk directly with another radio without going through a Talkaround On/Off system or despatcher. Activates emergency alarm sequence. A pre- recorded Emergency message (using the voice storage feature) may be sent to enable the user’s location or status to be determined.

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    Record/Play-back (Voice Recorder) English Description To transfer calls automatically to another radio if user is unable to take the call. To toggle between compression/expansion of audio signal and normal audio signal. Allows user to toggle the option board between on and off.

  • Page 9: Keypad Keys

    KEYPAD LOCK/UNLOCK On your radio there is a keypad lock feature which allows you to lock the keypad keys and menu keys to eliminate accidental key presses. Press the keypad lock button to lock the keys, the...

  • Page 10: Menu Keys

    Used to enter the Menu Mode. When you are in the Menu Mode, this key is also used to make menu selections. Note: When the radio is in the IDLE STATE, pressing any of the c x menu keys causes the radio to enter the Menu mode.

  • Page 11: Menu Navigation Chart

    + or e to scroll through sub-list. c to select sub-menu item. Utilities Radio Information Call Forward SW Version DTMF CP Version Backlight SW Part No. Brightness CP Part No. Scan Talkaround...

  • Page 12: Lcd Display And Icons

    XPAND™ Indicator Indicates that your radio has the companding feature activated. Power Level Indicator “L” lights when your radio is configured to transmit in Low Power. “H” lights when your radio is configured to transmit in High Power. Monitor Indicator On indicates carrier squelch.

  • Page 13: Audio Signal Tones

    Warns of expiry of time out timer. Alerts to change of squelch. Voice Storage- Recording. Voice Storage- Warning. Voice Storage- Full. Radio starts scanning. Radio stops scanning. Radio detects a priority call. Radio landed on the priority channel. English...

  • Page 14: Led Indicators

    Red: Radio transmitting. Red Flashing: Channel busy - when Hardware error, tone continues until valid receiving. operation. Yellow: Radio called or Monitor (lower priority). Yellow Flashing: Radio call reminder alert. Previous message or message currently being played from Voice Storage has been deleted.

  • Page 15: Getting Started

    This may be a number or an alias and will be the current channel. Alternatively, if required the radio may display a message customised by your dealer, e.g. Note: If your radio fails the self test routine consult your dealer. English...

  • Page 16: Selecting A Radio Channel

    Once in channel mode, there are two ways to select a channel: Method 1 until: Note: If the + or e is pressed and held, the radio will fast scroll through the available channels. c to confirm your selection. (If channel list is entered via the menu.)

  • Page 17: Memory Channel

    When the channel is free, the Channel Free beep will sound, and you can make a call. If your radio is equipped with a transmit time out timer (TOT), a warning tone sound a few seconds before the transmission is cut off.

  • Page 18: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a Call Turn your radio on and adjust the volume level. Switch to the desired radio channel. If, at any time, a call is received you will hear the call at the volume level you have set. Note:The system may have a limited call time and the call may be terminated automatically if this call time is exceeded.

  • Page 19: Radio Calls

    RADIO CALLS SELECTIVE CALLS Making a Selective Call You can make a selective call to a particular radio, known as an individual call, or a group of radios, known as a group call. You can make calls by using the Contact List, the Missed Calls List or Manual Dialling.

  • Page 20: Contact List

    CONTACT LIST When the radio is in the IDLE state or during a call, the contact list may be used to give access to up to 255 preprogrammed numbers accessed via the menu. Depending on the way your radio is programmed, the radio will display either the alpha alias (name) or the number to be dialled.

  • Page 21: Keypad Edit

    In either case the call may be a voice or status call. Keypad Edit If the radio is displaying a Contact List number, a Keypad Dialled number or a Status number, the last digit may be deleted by:...

  • Page 22: Missed Calls

    Missed Calls has been programmed into your radio. Up to ten calls can be stored. If the same radio calls more than once, only the most recent call is stored. When ten calls have been stored by...

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    Example: Display shows If the displays shows S there is a status message associated with the call. Displays message e.g. again Displays status number e.g. again Display shows You can call back to any number in the Missed Call list by: until desired number is displayed:...

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    Missed Calls list: English On deletion of the last message in the Missed Calls list, the radio will exit the menu and return to the IDLE STATE. To exit the Missed Call List: xx to exit Missed Call List.

  • Page 25: Status Calls

    Making a Status Call When the radio is in the IDLE state or during a call, the status list may be used to select a status message to reply to a calling radio or send your status to another radio.

  • Page 26: Receiving A Status Call

    To send status message to another radio, select radio Alias/ID from Contact List via menu and send as detailed. English Receiving a Status Call...

  • Page 27: Emergency Calls

    EMERGENCY CALL Your radio can be programmed to give you a one-button quick access to call a particular radio or centre (predefined by your dealer) in emergency situations. This is the Emergency Call. When you make an Emergency call, your radio...

  • Page 28: Dtmf

    DTMF DTMF means Dual Tone Multi Frequency and is used when the radio is required to operate in a radio system with an interface to telephone systems. There are two methods of accessing DTMF Live Dial Mode: Automatic/Manual To do this, your radio must send a telephone interconnect to a station that connects you to a phone line.

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    Note: Each DTMF digit is transmitted instantly. Display shows entered digits: Once the radio has connected to the called number, you can begin the conversation. Even though this is a phone call, your conversation mimics a radio call, that means that both parties speak in turn, i.e.

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    DTMF live dial mode. Press the DTMF button again to disable the DTMF live dial. The radio then returns to the IDLE STATE and select calls can be made. Alternatively, use the DTMF menu option to enable or disable permanent DTMF Mode.

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    Using the Menu Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. to enter Menu Mode. until: to select until: to select Display shows current status e.g. : until: to select: Display shows: (for 2 seconds) Radio exits menu mode and display shows e.g.:...

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    Once the radio has connected to the called number, you can begin the conversation. Even though this is a phone call, your conversation mimics a radio call, that means that both par- ties speak in turn, i.e. press the PTT to talk, release to listen.

  • Page 33: Features

    FEATURES VOICE STORAGE Voice storage allows you to perform various voice related tasks which include voice recorder and an emergency message feature. Voice Recorder You can record and playback incoming calls or make a memo using the voice recorder feature, which allows up to 2 minutes of recording.

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    Press and hold the Record/Playback button, the Voice Storage Recording alert sounds momentarily. You will see: Speak clearly into the radio microphone to record your memo. The Voice Storage Warning alert sounds when the memory is nearly full. You will see:...

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    To playback a recorded call or memo: Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE Press the Record/Playback button to playback the first recorded call or memo. You will see: Press the Record/Playback button again to skip to the next message to be played back.

  • Page 36: Emergency Message

    Press and hold the Record/Playback button, the Voice Storage Recording alert sounds momentarily. You will see: Speak clearly into the radio microphone to record your message. The Voice Storage Warning alert sounds when the memory is nearly full. You will see: The Voice Storage Full alert sounds when the memory is full and recording ceases.

  • Page 37: Public Address Mode

    RADIO position. Note 1: While in PA mode you can still hear incom- ing radio calls as long as you do not press the PTT. Note 2: You must exit PA mode in order to answer or make radio calls.

  • Page 38: Car Radio Mute

    CAR RADIO MUTE The Car Radio Mute feature automatically mutes your in-car audio entertainment system to allow you to hear incoming calls or to stop audio interference when you are making a call. This feature may be programmed into your radio by your dealer.

  • Page 39: Utilities

    UTILITIES The utilities described below are programmed into your radio by your dealer and are accessible either via a programmable button or via the menu. English...

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    DTMF DTMF means Dual Tone Multi Frequency and is used when the radio is required to operate in a radio system with an interface to telephone systems. You can switch On or Off Permanent DTMF Mode by using a pre-programmed DTMF...

  • Page 41: Scan

    Once the radio’s scan operation is activated and the radio detects a call coming through a channel in its scan list, it switches to that channel for you to receive the call.

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    Using the Menu Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE, or in a call. to enter Menu Mode. until: to select until: to select Display shows current status e.g. : until: to select Display shows: (for 2 seconds) Radio exits menu mode and display shows e.g.:...

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    (a “nuisance” channel), you can temporarily remove it from the scan list by performing a Nuisance Channel Delete operation: While the radio is on the Nuisance Chan- nel, press and hold the Nuisance Delete button until you hear the scan start alert tone.

  • Page 44: Call Forward

    CALL FORWARD You can call forward calls to your radio to another radio if you are unable to take calls or are away from your radio. You can switch On or Off Call Forward by using a pre-programmed Call Forward button or via the menu.

  • Page 45: Talkaround

    In your communications network, you may be using a system to cover a larger area than is possible with your radio. However, you can communicate with another radio within your radio’s range without going through the system by using the Talkaround feature.

  • Page 46: External Alarm

    English Using the Menu Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. to enter Menu Mode. to select to select Display shows current status e.g. :...

  • Page 47: Lone Worker

    (Lone Worker Reminder) being sounded. • Press any button to respond and cancel the alert, if you do not the radio will enter the Emergency state. Press the Lone Worker button again to switch Lone Worker off, when the feature disable alert...

  • Page 48: Power Level

    You can transmit your calls at different transmit power levels. A higher level means you can reach a radio that is farther away. A lower power level reduces the possibility of interference. Use the high power setting only when necessary.

  • Page 49: Companding

    Press the Companding button again to switch Companding off, when the feature disable alert will sound, the display icon A extinguished and the display will show Using the Menu Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. to enter Menu Mode. until: to select until:...

  • Page 50: Backlight

    BACKLIGHT Backlight illuminates the radio display, keypad and menu navigation keys. Your radio can be programmed to have the backlight permanently on, permanently off or a timed period, when any new information being displayed causes the backlight to remain on for 10 seconds.

  • Page 51: Brightness

    BRIGHTNESS This feature allows you to alter the brightness of the radio display and keypad to suit conditions. You can only alter the brightness feature via the menu. Using the Menu Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE and Backlight is set to On.

  • Page 52: Option Board

    OPTION BOARD Your radio is capable of being fitted with an option board. Each board will extend the capability of your radio by adding a new feature such as voice storage, voice scrambler or trunking. See your dealer for the availability and suitability of the various option boards.

  • Page 53: Voice Operated Transmit (vox)

    VOICE OPERATED TRANSMIT (VOX) When the VOX accessory is connected, your radio may be used with hands-free operation. The VOX feature intelligently senses background noise, so that it adapts automatically to the noise level in the environment in which you are working.

  • Page 54: Stun/unstun

    This feature can only be activated by your system manager or administrator. For example, if your radio is stolen and is being used illegally, your system administrator can send a signal which will stun the radio making it incapable of being used. This feature is also...

  • Page 55: Radio Information

    To enable you and your dealer/system administrator to establish, quickly, the software and radio parameters programmed into your radio, a feature known as Radio Information can be accessed via the menu. On selection of Radio Information, your radio display will indicate: •...

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    further selections following steps 6 and 7: to exit menu mode , display shows e.g.: English...

  • Page 57: Safety Information

    Safe and Efficient Operation of Motorola Two-Way Radios This section provides information and instructions for the safe and efficient operation of Motorola Mobile Two-Way Radios. For information regarding radio use in hazardous areas, please refer to the Factory Mutual (FM)

  • Page 58: Electromagnetic Interference/compatibility

    Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that is sensitive to external RF energy. When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when on board an aircraft. Any use of a radio must be in accordance with airline regulations or crew instructions.

  • Page 59: Radio Operation And Eme Exposure

    • Instructions in the Radio Installation Manual Control Station Operation When radio equipment is used to operate as a control station, it is important that the antenna be installed outside the building and away from places where people may be in close proximity.

  • Page 60: General Radio Care

    • Avoid physical abuse of the radio such as carrying it by the antenna. • The accessory connector (if fitted) has a protective cap which should be left in place when the connector is not in use.

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