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Motorola T289 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Single Color LED Charger Using VOX Feature Charging the NiMH Battery Enabling iVOX-T289 Only Setting VOX/iVOX Sensitivity A A A l k a l i n e B a t t e r i e s Installing Alkaline Battery Tray...
  • Page 3: Y O U R N E W R A D I O

    Y o u r N e w R a d i o Motorola Talkabout radios operate on Family Radio Service (FRS) designated frequencies. This license-free, short range, two-way radio service was established specifically for family and individual recreational use. You can use your radios anywhere within the United States and other areas listed by the FCC.
  • Page 4: B A T T E R I E S

    B a t t e r i e s Your Talkabout radio operates with either a Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery or 3 AA alkaline batteries (battery tray required). The NiMH rechargeable battery will provide approximately 11 hours of operation with normal use. Normal use for the rechargeable battery is approx- imately 0.5 hour transmitting, 0.5 hour receiving and 10 hours of standby or monitoring time.
  • Page 5: N I M H C H A R G E R S

    N i M H C h a r g e r s Your radio will use one of the following types of chargers. Follow the instruc- tions below for the charger that shipped with your radio. To get maximum use from the battery, charge it for at least five hours before you use it for the first time.
  • Page 6: A A A L K A L I N E B A T T E R I E S

    A A A l k a l i n e B a t t e r i e s To operate Talkabout radios with alkaline batteries you’ll need to install the alkaline battery tray. Alkaline batteries will last about 30 hours with normal use.
  • Page 7: Battery Meter

    Figure 7. N o t e : To ensure proper functioning of the battery meter use only the Motorola NiMH rechargeable battery or three AA alkaline batteries. The meter will not work accurately with Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) or rechargeable alkaline AA batteries.
  • Page 8: B E F O R E Y O U C A N T A L K

    • The radio will return to normal operation mode in 10 seconds or after pressing Push-To-Talk button. The T289 has the ability to save a specific code for each channel. This allows you to change channel and codes more easily. To save a specific code for each channel, set the channel and code per the previous instructions.
  • Page 9: Power Button

    C h a n n e l B u s y I n d i c a t o r - T 2 8 9 O n l y The T289 radio has a Channel Busy Indicator to indicate that your current channel is in use. If another user is communicating on your channel and a different code, the flashing CHAN indicator will appear on the display.
  • Page 10: F E A T U R E S

    F e a t u r e s A u t o P o w e r O f f Your Talkabout can be programmed to turn itself off after a certain period of inactivity. This feature is used to prevent unwanted battery drain. 1.
  • Page 11: Channel Scan

    Talkabout radios have multiple unique Call Tones to identify sender and alert receiver. The TA280 has 5 call tones, while the T289 has a total of 10. Press the Call button and users on your channel and with your code setting will be alerted with your Call Tone.
  • Page 12: H A N D S F R E E U S E

    This means the sound of your voice activates transmission when the radio is used with VOX accessories (sold separately). The T289 also has iVOX (Internal Voice Operated Transmission), which allows you to use the radio hands free without an accessory in place. Read the instruc- tions below to activate the iVOX feature.
  • Page 13: Talk Range

    We’ve also got a selection of cases perfect for all your radio transport needs. Whether it’s an Arm Pack, Belt Case, or Waterproof Bag, Motorola has a great carrying case for you! For information contact place of purchase or call Motorola at: 1 R W H  When using audio accessories, the radio’s volume should be kept at a...
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Can not Activate iVOX Feature not armed. Follow instructions on page 20 (T289 only) to arm and activate iVOX. If the radio still doesn’t work properly, contact your place of purchase or call Motorola Product Services at:...
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    S a f e t y I n f o r m a t i o n The design of your Motorola two-way radio, which generates radio frequency (RF) elec- tromagnetic energy (EME), is designed to comply with the following national and inter-...
  • Page 16: Charging Safety Instructions

    7. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger from the outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. 8. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Motorola may result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
  • Page 17: Channel Chart

    The channel/frequency and Interference Eliminator Code charts on these pages provide frequency and code compatibility information.These charts are useful when using Talkabout two-way radios with other two-way radios. Channel Frequency Chart Channel Channel 462.5625 467.5625 462.5875 467.5875 462.6125 467.6125 462.6375 467.6375 462.6625 467.6625...
  • Page 18: Warranty

    (1) year provided it is returned in accordance with this warranty. If defective, the product will be repaired or replaced at Motorola’s option, at no charge, with dated proof of purchase. This warranty does not cover defects or damage resulting from: misuse, improper operation, unauthorized modification, liquid, batteries, or normal wear and tear.
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  • Page 20: Call Tone

    4 X L F N 2 S H U D W L R Q 6 X P P D U \ To make it easier for you to learn how to use your two-way radio, we’ve included this quick reference guide to the button functions of your Talkabout radio(s).
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  • Page 22 N o t e s : , Motorola and Talkabout are registered trademarks of Motorola, Inc.

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