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    TWO-WAY RADIOS APX MOBILE O7 CONTROL HEAD USER GUIDE...

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    MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M logo are trademarks or registered *PMLN6194D* trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2012, 2013. 2015 by Motorola Solutions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 06/15 1303 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60196, U.S.A.

  • Page 4: Menu Navigation

    A dispatcher acknowledgment Ack received display Received an Individual Call. The vote scan feature is enabled. follows. AND, Trunking Only: The more stripes, the stronger the signal On = Secure operation. A high-pitched tone indicates that the alarm has been strength for the current site (trunking only).

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Documentation Copyrights...15 Disclaimer........16 Declaration of Conformity......8 Important Safety Information..10 Getting Started....... 17 How to Use This Guide........17 Notations Used in This Manual......17 Software Version......11 Additional Performance Enhancement..18 Notice to Users (FCC and Industry ASTRO 25 Enhanced Data....18 Canada)............11 Dynamic System Resilience (DSR)..

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    Turning On the Radio........20 Keypad Characters – Numeric Adjusting the Volume........21 Mode..........34 Validating Compatibility During Power Up..21 Keypad Characters – Hexadecimal Mode..........35 Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button......37 Identifying Radio Controls.... 22 Radio Parts and Controls.......22 Identifying Status Indicators..38 Control Head and Microphone.... 22 Programmable Features........

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    Receiving and Responding to a Responding to the Dynamic Private Call (Trunking Only)...55 Regrouping Feature (Trunking Receiving and Responding to a Only)..........64 Telephone Call (Trunking Only)..56 Dynamic Zone Programming (DZP)..65 Methods to Make a Radio Call.......56 Multiple Control Head Features..... 67 Making a Talkgroup Call.....

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    Turning Scan On While Special Considerations for Disregarding the Squelch Code Emergencies........86 (Conventional Channels Only)..78 Automatic Registration Service (ARS)...86 Transmitting While the Scan is On..78 Selecting or Changing the ARS Deleting a Nuisance Channel..... 78 Mode..........87 Restoring a Nuisance Channel... 79 User Login Feature......

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    Viewing a Saved Waypoint....110 Soft Power Off........121 Editing the Alias of a Waypoint..110 Ignition Only Power Up..... 121 Editing the Coordinates of a Using Emergency Power Up.....122 Waypoint........111 Auto Power Off Timer....... 122 Deleting a Single Saved Waypoint..112 Voice Announcement........123 Deleting All Saved Waypoints...113 Site Selectable Alerts (ASTRO 25)....124...

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    Only)..........137 Transmit Inhibit......... 137 General Radio Information....139 Glossary........150 External Alarms (Horn and Lights)..141 Limited Warranty......156 Helpful Tips........144 MOTOROLA COMMUNICATION Radio Care...........144 PRODUCTS........... 156 I. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS AND FOR HOW LONG:......156 Accessories........145 II. GENERAL PROVISIONS:....... 157 III.

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    V. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:..........158 VI. PATENT AND SOFTWARE PROVISIONS:........159 VII. GOVERNING LAW:.......160 VIII. For Australia Only.........160 SERVICE............. 161 English...

  • Page 12: Declaration Of Conformity

    This declaration is applicable to your radio only if your radio is labeled with the FCC logo shown below. Declaration of Conformity Per FCC CFR 47 Part 2 Section 2.1077(a) Responsible Party Name: Motorola Solutions, Inc. Address: 1303 East Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL 60196-1078, U.S.A. Phone Number: 1-800-927-2744 Hereby declares that the product:...

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    Class B Digital Device As a personal computer peripheral, this device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1 This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 14: Important Safety Information

    Regulations. complete control of the radio. In this mode, the radio no longer responds to button and PTT For a list of Motorola-approved antennas and other presses nor will it unmute to voice activity. accessories, visit the following website: This mode is designed to receive and pass http://www.motorolasolutions.com/APX...

  • Page 15: Software Version

    • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. • Changes or modifications made to this device, not expressly approved by Motorola, could void the authority of the user to operate this equipment. English...

  • Page 16: Consignes De Sécurité Importantes

    Cet émetteur radio a été approuvé par Industrie Canada pour utilisation avec une antenne approuvée Cette radio ne doit être utilisée qu'à des fins par Motorola offrant le gain maximal autorisé et professionnelles. Avant d'utiliser la radio, lisez le l'impédance requise pour le type d'antenne indiqué. Il...

  • Page 17: Version Logicielle

    Motorola, peuvent annuler le droit de l'utilisateur à Version logicielle utiliser cet équipement. Toutes les fonctions décrites dans les sections suivantes sont prises en charge par la version R14.00.00 ou les versions ultérieures du logiciel de la radio. Pour obtenir davantage de renseignements à propos des fonctions prises en charge, adressez-vous à...

  • Page 18: Computer Software Copyrights

    Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the copyrights, patents or patent...

  • Page 19: 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 20: Disclaimer

    However, no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies. Furthermore, Motorola reserves the right to make changes to any products herein to improve readability, function, or design. Motorola does not assume any liability arising out of the applications or use of any product or circuit described herein;...

  • Page 21: Getting Started

    damage to the equipment if not carefully Getting Started observed. Note: How to Use This Guide An operational procedure, practice, or condition and so on, which is essential to This User Guide covers the basic operation of the emphasize. APX Mobiles. The following special notations identify certain items.

  • Page 22: Additional Performance Enhancement

    Dynamic System Resilience (DSR) SecureNet allows user to perform secured DSR ensures the radio system is seamlessly communications on an Analog or Motorola Data switched to a backup master site dynamically in case Communication (MDC) channel. The MDC Over-the- of system failure. DSR also provides additional Air Rekeying (OTAR) feature will allow users to indication e.g.

  • Page 23: Conventional Talkgroup And Radio Scan Enhancements

    is available and portable radio coverage is either Note: intermittent or non-existent. User Selectable Talkgroups are not compatible with this Conventional Talkgroup Conventional Talkgroup and Radio Scan Enhancement. Enhancements What Your Dealer/System Administrator Can A few enhancements have been made to the Conventional Talkgroup at the system.

  • Page 24: Preparing Your Radio For Use

    Note: Preparing Your Radio for Use Pressing the Power Button before the LED lights up will be ignored. This section provides simple instructions to prepare If Fail ##/## appears in the display, the your radio for use. radio will not function until the condition Turning On the Radio has been corrected.

  • Page 25: Adjusting The Volume

    programmable by a qualified radio Mode Remote Device promptly followed by other technician. maintenance statuses. Press the Power On/Off Button to reset when the Adjusting the Volume display shows Update done Please reset upon completion, or when the display shows Update 1 To increase the volume, rotate the Multi-Function failed Please reset when it fails to update.

  • Page 26: Identifying Radio Controls

    Identifying Radio Controls Radio Parts and Controls Control Head and Microphone Note: The microphone is not part of a radio. It is an optional accessory. Accessory Port (Microphone) Menu Select Buttons 4-Way Navigation Buttons Home Button Data Button Bluetooth Indicator Accy 2-Dot Button English...

  • Page 27: Programmable Features

    Accy 1-Dot Button Navigation Button (Microphone) Accy No-Dot Button (Purple) Push-to-Talk (PTT) Button Emergency Button Programmable Features DTMF Keypad Any reference in this manual to controls that are Multi-Function Knob (MFK) preprogrammed means that a qualified radio Dimmer Button technician must use the radio programming software to assign a feature to a control.

  • Page 28: One Touch Button

    One Touch Button Digital Vehicle Toggles between the Digital Repeater System Vehicle Repeater System Each of the four Menu Select buttons, the (VRS) mode. Emergency button and the three Accy buttons on the microphone are programmable buttons which can Dynamic Priority Allows any channel in a Scan be preprogrammed by a qualified radio technician to (Conventional...

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    Internet Protocol Display the Internet Protocol Launches a specific feature Address (IP) address, device name and with one single button-press. status of the radio. You can setup as many as four separately programmed buttons Location Determines the current location for four different features. (latitude, longitude, time and date), and also the distance Phone...

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    Repeater Access Allows user to manually send a Site Display/ Displays the current site ID and Button (RAB) repeater access codeword. Search (Trunking RSSI value; performs site (Conventional Only) search for Automatic Multiple Only) Site Select (AMSS) or SmartZone operation. Reprogram Notifies the dispatcher you Request...

  • Page 31: Assignable Settings Or Utility Functions

    Zone Down Toggles downward through the Front/Rear Switches one of two control zones in the radio. heads to be active at one time. Zone Select Allows selection from a list of HiLo Toggles the Hilo Airhorn tones zones. on or off. Zone Up Toggles upward through the Horns/Lights...

  • Page 32: Accessing The Preprogrammed Functions

    Squelch Toggles squelch level • Use the Menu Select Button ( between normal open and Menu Select Buttons tight. Note: TX Power Level Toggles transmit power level Check with your dealer or system between high and low. administrator for the list of features activated Voice Audibly indicates the current in your radio.

  • Page 33: Home Button

    Home & Data Buttons Accy No-Dot Button (Purple) Accy 1-Dot Button Accy 2-Dot Button (Quick Enters a menu with a short press on Access) the preprogrammed One Touch One Touch button. Features assigned to these Button buttons are Call, Call Alert, Phone, Repeater Access, MDC RTT Button Access, Status and Message.

  • Page 34: Dimmer Button

    Note: Data Feature Button Some features do not require you to press Use Data Feature button to access data-related to go to the Home screen. Refer to the features, such as the Text Messaging Service (TMS) individual feature sections in this manual for feature screen.

  • Page 35: Keypad

    The main display shows the icon of the secondary Keypad feature.The main display does not show the icon of primary feature. You can use the 3 x 4 alphanumeric keypad on the keypad microphone to access your radio’s features. Your radio by default is set to use the primary feature. The keypad functions in a manner similar to a Short press the MFK to toggle it to work on either the standard telephone keypad when entering numeric...

  • Page 36: Keypad Characters - Uppercase Mode

    Keypad Characters – Uppercase Mode Number of Times Key is Pressed & “ ‘ Toggle between mixed case mode, uppercase mode and lowercase mode. Space English...

  • Page 37: Keypad Characters - Lowercase Mode

    Number of Times Key is Pressed Toggle between numeric and letter mode. Keypad Characters – Lowercase Mode Number of Times Key is Pressed & “ ‘ English...

  • Page 38: Keypad Characters - Numeric Mode

    Number of Times Key is Pressed Toggle between mixed case mode, uppercase mode and lowercase mode. Space Toggle between numeric and letter mode. Keypad Characters – Numeric Mode Number of Times Key is Pressed & “ ‘ English...

  • Page 39: Keypad Characters - Hexadecimal Mode

    Number of Times Key is Pressed Space Toggle between numeric and letter mode. Keypad Characters – Hexadecimal Mode Number of Times Key is Pressed English...

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    Number of Times Key is Pressed Not applicable Not applicable English...

  • Page 41: Push-to-talk (ptt) Button

    • While a call is not in progress, the PTT button is Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button used to make a new call. See Methods to Make a Radio Call on page 56 for more information. The PTT button on the side of the microphone serves two basic purposes: •...

  • Page 42: Identifying Status Indicators

    stripes in the icon, the stronger the sig- Identifying Status Indicators nal. Status Icons Direct The liquid crystal display (LCD) of your radio shows On – Radio is currently configured for di- the radio status, text entries, and menu entries. The rect radio-to-radio communication (dur- following are the icons that appear on the display of ing conventional operation only).

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    Power Level Secure Operation L – Radio is set at Low power. On – Secure operation. H – Radio is set at High power. Off – Clear operation. Blinking – Receiving an encrypted Scan voice call. Radio is scanning a scan list. AES Secure Operation Priority Channel Scan On –...

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    On – User is currently associated with Indicates that the first character of the the radio. text entry is capitalized. Off – User is currently not associated Mixed Case with the radio. Indicates that the text entry is currently Blinking – Device registration or user in normal text mode.

  • Page 45: Text Messaging Service (tms) Indicators

    TMS Status Icons Indicates that the text entry is currently in mixed case and with predicted words The following icons appear on the radio’s display shown at the bottom of the screen. when you send and receive text messages. Inbox Full Uppercase Predictive The Inbox is full.

  • Page 46: Tms Menu Options

    Normal Message Priority Status and Request Reply User is composing a message with normal • User is composing a message with a priority and without a request for a reply. priority status and a request for a reply. • Messages in the Inbox folder are flag- Message Index ged with “Priority”...

  • Page 47: Call Type Icons

    Radio number added to a Call List. Menu Description/Function Option Exits to the Home screen. Exit Mobile number. Cancel the delete all messages options. Brings you to the Options main screen. Optn Mobile number added to a Call List. Replies to a message. Rply Selects a predefined message or ad- Landline phone number.

  • Page 48: Multi-function Knob - Concentric Ring Led

    Solid yellow Channel is busy. (Conventional Only) Blinking yellow Radio is receiving a secured transmission. Solid green Radio is powering up, or is on a non-priority channel while in the Scan List Programming mode. Red LED Blinking green Radio is receiving an individual Yellow LED or telephone call, or is on a Priority-Two channel while in...

  • Page 49: Intelligent Lighting Indicators

    If Intelligent Lighting is activated, the concentric ring LED does not blink green when the MFK is in the secondary mode.The LED turns into solid color of orange, red or green depending on the status of Intelligent Lighting. See Intelligent Lighting Indicators on page 45 for different status of Intelligent Lighting.

  • Page 50: Alert Tones

    Backlight and Bar Notification When Color The radio receives a phone call. The radio receives a call alert. The radio receives a selective call. The radio enters Geofence. Alert Tones Your radio uses alert tones to inform you of the condition of your radio. The following table lists these tones and when they occur.

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    You Hear Tone Name Heard Long, Low- Time-Out Timer Timed Out After time out. Pitched Tone Talk Prohibit/PTT Inhibit (When PTT button is pressed) transmissions are not allowed. Lack of Voice PTT Time out When the radio ends your call after it detected there are lack of voice for 5 seconds after the PTT is pressed and hold.

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    You Hear Tone Name Heard Central Echo When central controller has received a request from a radio. Long, Medium- Volume Set When volume is changed on a quiet channel. Pitched Tone Emergency Exit When exiting the emergency state. A Group of Me- Failsoft When the trunking system fails.

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    You Hear Tone Name Heard Enhanced Call Sent When waiting for target of Private Call to answer the call. Phone Call Received When a land-to-mobile phone call is received. Gurgle Dynamic Regrouping (When PTT button is pressed) a dynamic ID has been received. Talk Permit (When PTT button is pressed) is verifying with the system for ac- cepting its transmissions.

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    You Hear Tone Name When Four high- Mobile Unit Acknowledge When a Call Alert page is received by the intended unit, or the pitched tones emergency alarm, reprogram request, or status/message trans- mission is acknowledged by the intended dispatcher. Sound similar System Busy When the PTT button is pressed, indicates transmission fail be- to a telephone...

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    You Hear Tone Name When Continuous, Talk-Prohibit (When the PTT button is pressed) the system is out of service. low-pitched Smart PTT Inhibit (When the PTT button is pressed) the channel is busy with the tone Smart PTT feature enabled. Out-of-Range (When the PTT button is pressed) indicates the radio is not in the range of the trunked radio system.

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    You Hear Tone Name When Single, short, Valid Key When you pressed a valid key, or you entered a feature configu- high-pitched ration state, or you are receiving or transmitting in the clear mode tone on secure models (with TX Clear Alert Tones enabled). Single, low- Invalid Key When you tried to make an invalid key press, or that an emergen-...

  • Page 57: General Radio Operation

    d) Press the PTT button to transmit on the General Radio Operation displayed zone channel. Selecting a Zone Selecting a Radio Channel Your radio must be preprogrammed to allow you to A channel is a group of radio characteristics, such as use this feature.

  • Page 58: Receiving And Responding To A Radio Call

    to the required channel. solid yellow when the radio is receiving a transmission. In trunking mode, there is no LED d) Press the Menu Select button directly below indication when the radio receives a transmission. Sel to confirm the selected channel. e) Press the PTT button to transmit on the If the radio is receiving a secure transmission, the displayed zone channel.

  • Page 59: Receiving And Responding To A Private Call (trunking Only)

    If the caller alias is in the call list, the display 3 Release the PTT button to listen. shows the caller alias during the call. See also Making a Talkgroup Call on page 56 for If the caller name is not in the call list, the display details on making a Talkgroup Call.

  • Page 60: Receiving And Responding To A Telephone Call (trunking Only)

    Receiving and Responding to a Telephone Call Methods to Make a Radio Call (Trunking Only) You can select a zone, channel, subscriber ID, or This feature allows you to receive calls similar to talkgroup by using: standard phone calls from a landline phone. •...

  • Page 61: Making A Private Call (trunking Only)

    • Use the MFK to select the channel with the 1 Perform one of the following actions: desired talkgroup. • To access this feature via a preprogrammed button, press the preprogrammed Quick 2 Hold the microphone vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to Access (One-Touch) Private Call button to 5.0 cm) from your mouth.

  • Page 62: Making A Telephone Call (trunking Only)

    A telephone-type ringing sounds if the receiving Access (One-Touch) Phone Call button to unit is in service. The display shows Calling... dial the preprogrammed phone number. Proceed to step 5. <Number> or Calling... <Alias>. • To access this feature via the menu, proceed 5 Hold the microphone vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to to the next step.

  • Page 63: Switching Between Repeater Or Direct Operation Button

    • 6 When your call is answered, press and hold the or to Dir and press the Menu Select button PTT button to talk. Release the PTT button to directly below Dir. listen. The display shows Repeater mode if the radio is 7 Press currently in Repeater mode.

  • Page 64: Monitoring Conventional Mode

    c) Adjust the volume by rotating the MFK if 1 To activate monitoring, perform one of the necessary. following actions: d) If you hear no activity, press and hold the PTT • At Home mode where the default zone and button to start your conversation.

  • Page 65: Advanced Features

    and to eliminate the annoyance of having to listen to Advanced Features conversations that are of no interest to you. Receiving a Selective Call Advanced Call Features When you receive a Selective Call, you hear two alert Calling a Phone Not in the List tones and the LED lights up solid yellow.

  • Page 66: Talkgroup Call Feature (conventional Operation Only)

    Selective Call. See Making a Selective Call • Use the keypad to enter the required ID. on page 62. 4 Hold the microphone vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to Making a Selective Call 5.0 cm) from your mouth. 1 Perform one of the following actions: 5 Press and hold the PTT button to start the Selective Call.

  • Page 67: Sending A Status Call

    talkgroup. See Secure Operations on page Sending a Status Call 100 for more information. This feature allows you to send data calls to the Selecting a Talkgroup dispatcher about a predefined status. Each status can have up to a 14-character name. A or to Tgrp and press the Menu Select button maximum of eight status conditions is possible.

  • Page 68: Responding To The Dynamic Regrouping Feature (trunking Only)

    When the dispatcher acknowledges, you hear four Note: tones and the display shows Ack received . The If you try to access a zone or channel that has been reserved by the dispatcher as a radio returns to normal dispatch operation. dynamically regrouped mode for other users, If no acknowledgment is received, you hear a low- you hear an invalid tone.

  • Page 69: Dynamic Zone Programming (dzp)

    • or to Rpgm then press the Menu Select Select Select-disabled radios cannot change Disabled channels while dynamically regrouped. button directly below Rpgm to send reprogram The dispatcher has forced the radio to request to the dispatcher. remain on the dynamic-regrouping The display shows Reprogram Rqst and Please channel.

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    Entering the Dynamic Zone to Select a Dynamic Saving a Channel in the Dynamic Zone from List Channel Selection The radio must be in Dynamic Zone in order to or to Zone then press the Menu Select button perform this operation. directly below Zone.

  • Page 71: Multiple Control Head Features

    6 Press the Menu Select button directly below Exit Multiple Control Head Features to return to Home screen. This feature allows your transceiver to control a Deleting a Channel in the Dynamic Zone combination of up to four O2 and O7 control heads on APX Mobile (depending on the model).

  • Page 72: All Active Mode

    Head Number 1, Control Head Number 2, Control All Active Mode Head Number 3 and Control Head Number 4. The All Active mode enables all connected control heads attached to the radio to operate concurrently 1 Power off the radio by pressing the Power button. with each other.

  • Page 73: One Active Mode

    The intercom feature allows one control head user to One Active Mode talk to another control head user in a Multiple Control The One Active mode enables only one control head Head configuration. At any given time, when a control to be visibly active at a time in a 2 control head head being operated has priority for the intercom call, system.

  • Page 74: Contacts

    Contacts This feature provides “address-book” capabilities on your radio. Each entry corresponds to an alias (name) or ID (number) that you use to initiate a call. Contact entries are alphabetically sorted according to ZONE CHAN entry alias. Each alias can have up to five IDs of different call types associated with it.

  • Page 75: Making A Private Call From Contacts

    Your radio also supports a maximum of 50 call lists. • Press the Menu Select button directly below Each list can store up to 100 IDs (numbers). Cnts and proceed to step 6. Note: to Call and press the Menu Select Your radio is preprogrammed with a number of button directly below Sel.

  • Page 76: Adding A New Contact Entry

    Adding a New Contact Entry to the required channel and press the Menu Select button directly below OK. or to Cnts and press the Menu Select button directly below Cnts. to Number 1 and press the Menu Select button directly below Edit. The entries are alphabetically sorted.

  • Page 77: Adding A Contact To A Call List

    The entries are alphabetically sorted. to Add to CallLst or Add to PhonLst and press the Menu Select button directly below or to the entry you want to delete and press the Sel. Menu Select button directly below Optn. 4 Perform one of the following actions: or to Del and press the Menu Select button •...

  • Page 78

    to the entry you want to edit and press to the entry you want to edit and press the Menu Select button directly below Optn. the Menu Select button directly below Optn. to Edit and press the Menu Select to Edit and press the Menu Select button directly below Sel.

  • Page 79: Scan Lists

    • Trunking Priority Monitor Scan List to the entry you want to edit and press • Conventional Scan List the Menu Select button directly below Optn. • Talkgroup Scan List to Edit and press the Menu Select A maximum of 200 Scan Lists can be programmed in button directly below Sel.

  • Page 80: Changing The Scan List Status

    change the priority of the currently displayed channel 3 Perform one of the following actions: in the scan list. • Press the Menu Select button directly below Changing the Scan List Status Sel to add and/or change the priority of the currently displayed channel in the scan list.

  • Page 81: Viewing And Changing The Priority Status

    Viewing and Changing the Priority Status • No icon indicates that the current channel is deleted from the scan list. Perform one of the following actions: • Press the Menu Select button directly below Scan Sel one or more times to change the priority This feature allows you to monitor traffic on different status of the current displayed channel.

  • Page 82: Turning Scan On While Disregarding The Squelch Code (conventional Channels Only)

    Turning Scan On While Disregarding the Squelch Code PTT button, allowing the other party to respond. If (Conventional Channels Only) the other party responds within the hang time, scanning does not resume until the full hang time You can still receive fleetwide, system-wide, dynamic expires after they have finished speaking, allowing regrouping, incoming telephone interconnect and the conversation to be completed.

  • Page 83: Restoring A Nuisance Channel

    temporarily remove the unwanted channel from the Changing Priorities Status While Scan is On scan list. While the radio is scanning, the dynamic priority This capability does not apply to priority channels or change feature allows you to temporarily change any the designated transmit channel.

  • Page 84: Using The Hang Up Box (hub)

    Using the Hang Up Box (HUB) them an individual Call Alert page. You can also verify if a radio is active on the system. To temporarily suspend Scan Mode operation, Depending on how your radio is programmed, when remove the control head from the Hang Up Box you make an Enhanced Private Call, the radio either (HUB).

  • Page 85: Sending A Call Alert Page

    Sending a Call Alert Page shows Ack received. The radio returns to the Home screen. The following methods are options on how to send a call alert page. The result of all the methods is the If the call alert page is not acknowledged, you same.

  • Page 86: Enabling And Disabling In-call User Alert

    directly below OK to return to the main screen of directly below OK to return to the main screen of Contacts. Contacts. • Enabling and Disabling In-Call User Alert Sending a call alert page via the radio menu Call: Make sure you are in Home mode where the default or to Call.

  • Page 87: Quick Call Ii (astro P25 Digital Trunking And Conventional)

    Initiating a Quick Call II Transmission Quick Call II (ASTRO P25 Digital Trunking and The broadcasting or transmitting radio must be pre- Conventional) programmed to see the tone in the Quick Call II tone This feature allows the user to broadcast a series of list.

  • Page 88: Sending An Emergency Alarm

    If the Orange button is preprogrammed to send an Sending an Emergency Alarm emergency signal, this signal overrides any other This feature allows you to send a data transmission, communication over the selected channel. which identifies the radio sending the emergency, to Your radio supports the following Emergency modes: the dispatcher.

  • Page 89: Sending An Emergency Alarm With Emergency Call

    • You hear the radio sounds a short low-pitched The display alternates Emergency and the home tone to indicate the selected channel does not display. A high-pitched tone sounds, indicating support emergency and rejects to launch that the trunked system central controller has emergency mode.

  • Page 90: Special Considerations For Emergencies

    This activated microphone state is also known as “hot • If the unit is out of the range of the system and/or mic”. the emergency alarm is not acknowledged, a tone sounds and the display shows No acknowledge. Note: • If you press the emergency button, then change to If you press the PTT button during hot mic, a mode that has no emergency capability, the...

  • Page 91: Selecting Or Changing The Ars Mode

    • ARS Server Mode (default mode) • In ARS Server Mode, the display shows the User Login Indicator icon, the zone, and • ARS Non-Server Mode ARS server channel. Note: • In ARS Non-Server Mode, the display The default ARS mode can be changed by a shows the User Login Indicator icon, the qualified radio technician using the radio’s zone, and ARS non-server channel.

  • Page 92: User Login Feature

    • In ARS Non-Server Mode, the display The maximum length for a username is eight shows the User Login Indicator icon, the (8) characters. Usernames are not case zone, and ARS non-server channel. sensitive in server mode but are case sensitive in non-server mode.

  • Page 93

    • In ARS Non-Server Mode, the display shows directly below Sel to select the predefined user name. the User Login Indicator icon, the ID, and Logged in, with Logt and Exit. • Press and hold to scroll through the list of predefined user names at a fast scroll •...

  • Page 94: Text Messaging Service (tms)

    Note: • A new text message (free form message). Private data refers to all messages in the text • A predefined message (quick text message). messaging Inbox, Draft, and Sent folder. The • An edited quick text message. next user is able to access the Inbox, Draft The main menu consists of the following options: and Sent messages if private data is not deleted.

  • Page 95: Composing And Sending A New Text Message

    • Follow the procedure described next to access During the numeric mode, except for , pressing this feature via the radio menu. the keypad only enters the numeric digits. Subsequent presses of the same key inserts the or to TMS. same digit to the text message (no multi-tap).

  • Page 96: Sending A Quick Text Message

    • to scroll through the address list and You can also select the Drft option to highlight the required address. save your message in the Drafts folder to send it at a later time. See Accessing the • to [Other Recpnt] and press the Drafts Folder on page 98 for more Menu Select button below Edit.

  • Page 97: Priority Status And Request Reply Of A New Text Message

    • screen. Use the keypad to type the address to Comp and press the Menu Select entry. button directly below Sel. • Press the Menu Select button directly below 9 Press the Menu Select button directly below Send Exit to return to the Home screen. or press the PTT button to send the message.

  • Page 98

    Appending a Priority Status to a Text Message and Sending a New Text Message on page 91 for more information. Ensure that an outgoing message is composed to allow you to perform this procedure. See Composing 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below and Sending a New Text Message on page 91 for Optn.

  • Page 99

    Removing a Request Reply from a Text Message to Impt and press the Menu Select button directly below Impt to indicate the message Ensure that an outgoing message is composed to as important. allow you to perform this procedure. See Composing and Sending a New Text Message on page 91 for...

  • Page 100

    The display shows the normal message icon on the a) When the new message icon appears and the label bar. display shows momentary New msg, press the Menu Select button directly below TMS to Receiving a Text Message access the Inbox. Note: The display shows a list of aliases or IDs, with When you receive a message that is flagged...

  • Page 101

    Replying to a Received Text Message screen. to Inbx and press the Menu Select button below Sel. Note: The display shows a list of aliases or IDs, with the The original date and time stamp, address and message content is automatically appended to sender of the latest received message on top.

  • Page 102

    • The predefined message appears on the messages. The oldest draft in the folder is deleted Compose screen, with a blinking cursor at the when the 11th message comes in. end of it. or to TMS. 4 Use the keypad to type or edit your message. 2 Press the Menu Select button directly below TMS 5 Press the Menu Select button directly below Optn to access the TMS feature screen.

  • Page 103

    Sent Text Messages to the required aliases or ID and press the Menu Select button below Sel to view the Once a message is sent to another radio, it is saved message. in the Sent folder. The most recent sent text message is always added to the top of the Sent list.

  • Page 104: Secure Operations

    Press the Menu Select button directly below Back at any time to return to the Unlike other forms of security, Motorola digital previous screen. encryption provides signaling that makes it virtually impossible for others to decode any part of an You can append a priority status and/or a encrypted message.

  • Page 105: Accessing The Secure Feature

    Managing Encryption 2 Monitor the mode to be sure it is not in use. Loading the Encryption Key(s) 3 Press PTT button to transmit. Note: Note: Refer to the key-variable loader (KVL) manual If the selected channel is preprogrammed for equipment connections and setup. for clear-only operation –...

  • Page 106

    When the key has been loaded successfully, one of or announcement-group basis. In the following scenarios occurs: addition, a different key can be strapped to other features, such as • You hear a short tone for single-key radios. dynamic regrouping, failsoft, or •...

  • Page 107

    • The display shows the last user-selected and Press , the PTT button, or the Menu Select stored keyset, and the available keyset menu button directly below Exit. selections. Note: When the selected key is erased, you hear to scroll through the keysets or use the a momentary keyfail tone and the display keypad to enter the number of the desired keyset.

  • Page 108

    The display shows the last user-selected and operation upon receiving a rekey request from the stored encryption key, and the available menu user. selections. or to Reky. to the desired encryption key or use the keypad to enter the number of the desired 2 Press the Menu Select button directly below key.

  • Page 109

    for conventional communications. In additional to Hear Clear Rekey Requests, OTAR transmissions include Note: Delayed Acknowledgements, and Power-up This feature must be preprogrammed by a Acknowledgements. qualified radio technician. Check with your Some of the options selected may also need to be set dealer or system administrator for more up at the Key Management Controller (KMC) site to information.

  • Page 110: Global Positioning System / Global Navigation Satellite System

    For example, GPS location fixes are difficult to obtain Random FM Reduces the unwanted effects of indoors, in covered locations, between high buildings, Noise random FM noise pulses caused by or in situations where you have not established a Canceller channel fading under high Signal-to- clear broad view of the sky.

  • Page 111: Gps Performance Enhancement

    Even where location information can be calculated in GPS Performance Enhancement such situations, it may take longer to do so, and your Sometimes, the GPS feature may be unable to location estimate may not be as accurate. Therefore, complete a location calculation successfully. You then in any emergency situation, always report your see a message indicating that your radio cannot location to your dispatcher.

  • Page 112: Accessing The Outdoor Location Feature

    The radio also stores four (4) preprogrammed Note: waypoints. These coordinates cannot be deleted. The radio automatically exits the feature, if the feature inactivity timer is enabled, when the The following table shows the differences between radio is left idle and the timer expires. You programmable waypoints and preprogrammed hear the Menu Inactive Exit Tone upon feature waypoints.

  • Page 113: Turning Off Gps

    The top line temporarily displays Please wait 4 Press the Menu Select button directly below while the new location is being determined. While Optn. the new location is being determined, the location signal can be a solid or blinking icon. or to Turn Off GPS (if preprogrammed).

  • Page 114: Viewing A Saved Waypoint

    • to Save as Dest. and press the 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Menu Select button directly below Sel and Optn. proceed to step 5. to Waypoints and press the Menu Select A blinking cursor appears in the screen. button directly below Sel.

  • Page 115: Editing The Coordinates Of A Waypoint

    1 Press the Menu Select button directly below 8 Perform one of the following actions: Optn. • Press the Menu Select button directly below Back to return to the previous screen. to Waypoints and press the Menu Select • button directly below Sel. Press or the PTT button to return to the Home screen.

  • Page 116: Deleting A Single Saved Waypoint

    • • to [Destination] and press the Press to move one space to the left. Menu Select button directly below Optn. • Press to move one space to the right. • Press the Menu Select button directly below to Edit location and press the Menu Del to delete any unwanted characters.

  • Page 117: Deleting All Saved Waypoints

    Note: to Waypoints and press the Menu Select You cannot delete any of the preprogrammed button directly below Sel. waypoints. The display shows a list of waypoints. 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below 3 Perform one of the following actions: Optn.

  • Page 118: Measuring The Distance And Bearing From A Saved Waypoint

    Measuring the Distance and Bearing from a Saved However, you may re-enter the Location menu while Waypoint still in emergency mode, provided that Silent Emergency has not been activated. Ensure your radio shows the current location on the screen. If you have turned Location off using the ON/OFF menu key, it automatically turns back on when 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below Emergency is activated.

  • Page 119: Geofence (astro 25 Trunking System)

    Note: Note: If the receiving radio is operating in a Mixed If the transmitting radio is stale at its location Mode channel, only if its voice transmission is after a period of time, the receiving radio via conventional ASTRO system then it can display shows ID:<PTT ID>...

  • Page 120: Entering The Geofence Area

    On top of that, additional features are Voice trunk system. Once matched, the radio display shows Announcement of the new channel, and also direct the first matched and connected channel alias. content display of a text message to indicate that you If there is no channel with matched Talkgroup ID and are currently at Geofence area.

  • Page 121: Trunking System Controls

    TMS remains open on the display until user presses Trunking System Controls exit/home to exit this screen. Operating in Failsoft System Note: If there is another incoming text message The failsoft system ensures continuous radio before you exit the previous message, the communications during a trunked system failure.

  • Page 122: Out-of-range Radio

    Out-of-Range Radio be used to check, or change, the SmartZone operation. When your radio goes out of the range of the system, it can no longer lock onto a control channel. Site Trunking Feature You hear a low-pitched tone and/or the display shows If the zone controller loses communication with any the currently selected zone/channel combination and site, that site reverts to site trunking.

  • Page 123: Site Display And Search Button

    • or to RSSI and press the Menu Select or to Site. button directly below RSSI. 2 Press the Menu Select button directly below The display shows momentary the name of the Site. current site and its corresponding received signal strength indicator (RSSI).

  • Page 124: Ignition Switch Options

    Ruthless When a ruthless preemption to initiate a talkgroup call will result in Preemption announcement call is initiated, the a telephone-type busy tone. These requesting radio begins transmitting users will not receive a call back until immediately. All associated talkgroup the announcement call is complete.

  • Page 125: Tx Inhibit

    Tx Inhibit This option allows the radio to power off when Inactivity Auto Power Off Timer expires, or, when This option allows the user to power on and power off Ignition Auto Power Off Timer expires. the radio through the Power button regardless of the current state of the Ignition.

  • Page 126: Using Emergency Power Up

    Note: Auto Power Off Timer While Ignition is not present, the radio Auto Power Off feature powers off the radio when no powers-off with a radio-user Power Off user actions occur during a preprogrammed length of button / knob selection if the radio was time.

  • Page 127: Voice Announcement

    the timer expires or the timer is reset. The radio High Enables the voice of the feature to announce automatically powers off after the timer expires. The even when the radio is receiving calls. duration of the timer is preprogrammed. Low Disables the voice of the feature from announcing when the radio is receiving calls.

  • Page 128: Site Selectable Alerts (astro 25)

    • Change to a new channel remaining within the life of the radio. Check with your dealer or current zone. The radio announces the current system administrator for more details. channel. When mixing SSA with received voice audio, • Press either the Menu Select button or the SSA alert is reduced in volume to ensure preprogrammed button or switch of the radio to that the voice message is still heard clearly.

  • Page 129: Sending Ssa Notification To Single Site Via Manual Entry

    The display shows the Site Alert screen. The display shows Sending req. If radio is out of range, roaming to a foreign to Start Alert and press the Menu system or in a failsoft situation, the display shows Select button directly below Sel. Req failed.

  • Page 130: Sending Ssa Notification To All Sites

    If the request is successful, the display shows Req to [All Sites] and press the Menu successful. Select button directly below Sel. The display shows the Select Alert screen. If the site is not available, the display shows <Site ID> not available. to select the desired Alert Alias and press If the site does not exist, the display shows <Site the Menu Select button directly below Send.

  • Page 131: Sending Ssa Notification To All Available Sites

    Sending SSA Notification to All Available Sites If you are at the site designated to receive this alert, you can hear an alert tone repeated periodically. The or to SSA. display shows the <Alert Alias> with the intelligent lighting at Home screen. 2 Press the Menu Select button directly below SSA.

  • Page 132: Stopping Ssa Notification Of A Single Site Via Manual Entry

    • If a wrong Site ID is entered, the display shows If the site does not exist, the display shows <Site Invalid ID and prompts to enter the Site ID Alias>does not exist. again. 5 To return to the Home screen, press the Menu •...

  • Page 133: Stopping Ssa Notification Of All Available Sites

    The display shows the Select Site screen. to [All Sites] and press the Menu Select button directly below Send. to [All Avail] and press the Menu The display shows Sending req. Select button directly below Send. If radio is out of range, roaming to a foreign The display shows Sending req.

  • Page 134

    When the radio is in off-hook state, manual mode Radio reflected as the actual states of the change (including mode change triggered by third Setup HUB. When the HUB is placed off- party devices) is allowed. Radio reverts back to the hook, the selected radio makes last mode before off-hook once the radio goes on- channel change per CPS configuration,...

  • Page 135: Low Voltage Threshold Warning

    Users must also be familiar with the display and also sounds low battery/voltage alert functionality of this feature as they have to be tone. The radio sounds a short, high-pitched tone aware that removing the microphone triggers immediately after the PTT button is released. mode change most of the time.

  • Page 136: Selecting The Power Level

    Power level Low enables a shorter transmitting Viewing recent calls via the radio menu: distance and to conserve power. Power level High or to Rcnt. enables a longer transmitting distance. b) Press the Menu Select button directly below The following methods are options on how to select Rcnt to access the Recent Calls feature the power level.

  • Page 137: Selecting A Radio Profile

    Selecting a Radio Profile c) Press the Menu Select button directly below Sel to select the required radio profile, or press This feature allows you to manually switch the visual the Menu Select button directly below Exit to and audio settings of the radio. The display, backlight, exit the screen without making any changes.

  • Page 138: Turning The Keypad Tones On Or Off

    Depending on how your radio is preprogrammed, you Turning Voice Mute On or Off can also maintain a minimum backlight level on the You can enable and disable voice transmission, if radio's front display. needed. Press the Dimmer button to adjust the brightness •...

  • Page 139: Using Conventional Squelch Operation Features

    If you attempt to do so, the radio automatically stops Using Conventional Squelch Operation Features your transmission, and you hear a talk-prohibit tone. This feature filters out unwanted calls with low signal The timer is defaulted at 60 seconds, but it can be strength or channels that have a higher than normal preprogrammed from 3 to 120 seconds, in 15-second background noise.

  • Page 140: Using The Pl Defeat Feature

    Using the PL Defeat Feature Mode Result This feature allows you to override any coded squelch Carrier squelch (C) You hear all traffic on a (DPL or PL) that might be preprogrammed to a channel. channel. The radio also unmutes to any digital activity PL or DPL The radio responds only on a digital channel.

  • Page 141: Smart Ptt Feature (conventional Only)

    ID of your radio is sent continuously during the voice Mode Description message. nel with Wrong other than your own. If the PL Smart PTT Feature (Conventional Only) Squelch Code code is the same as yours, the transmission is not prevented. Smart PTT is a per-personality, programmable feature used in conventional radio systems to keep Quick-Key Over-...

  • Page 142

    User could physically control the transmission of the Note: radio especially during operation in hazardous If the user has disabled TX Inhibit via the environments with this feature. An environment is menu and then moves the switch to the considered hazardous when the power emitted by the position where TX Inhibit is enabled, the radio power amplifier could initiate an explosion or new value overwrites the menu value.

  • Page 143: General Radio Information

    If PTT TX Inhibit is enabled, when using multi control Off tone) to indicate transmission is back to normal head with one active configuration, with the PTT operation. pressed on the active control head, any press on the General Radio Information programmable button of the other control head which meant for that control head to be active control head Your radio contains information on the following:...

  • Page 144

    • Flash Code or to Info and press the Menu Select button • Tuning Version directly below Info. • DSP Version • KG (Secure Algorithm) to Radio Info and press the Menu Select button directly below Sel. • Serial Number The display shows the Information screen.

  • Page 145: External Alarms (horn And Lights)

    • • or to Info and press the Menu Select or to Info and press the Menu Select button directly below Info. button directly below Info. to IP Info and press the Menu Select to Control map and press the Menu button directly below Sel.

  • Page 146

    Using Non-Permanent Horn and Lights Changing the Selected Alarms 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below H/L 1 Press the Menu Select button directly below H/L momentarily. until the display shows the required alarm. The last selected alarm(s) are enabled, and the 2 Perform one of the following actions: display shows the enabled alarm(s) alternating with the selected mode, until it is turned off.

  • Page 147

    Receiving a Call While Alarms are Turned On Turning Off Rearmable External Alarms When you receive a call with the Alarms turned on, Perform one of the following actions: you hear the vehicle’s horn sounds for four seconds, • Press the Menu Select button directly below and/or the car lights turn on for 60 seconds.

  • Page 148: Helpful Tips

    If symptoms persist or, if your unit exhibits other Helpful Tips problems, contact a qualified radio technician. Radio Care The following are suggestions to assist you in troubleshooting possible operating problems. Caution: The cables that connect to the rear of the radio could have live voltage on some of their pins.

  • Page 149: Accessories

    Accessories The accessory link below is for APX radios. Not all accessories are FCC certified to operate with all APX models and/or bandsplits. Please refer to the specific APX radio price pages for a list of FCC certified accessories or contact your sales representative for accessory compatibility.

  • Page 150: Maritime Radio Use In The Vhf Frequency Range

    • distance to a well-known landmark Maritime Radio Use in the VHF • vessel course, speed or destination Frequency Range 5 State the nature of the distress. 6 Specify what kind of assistance you need. Special Channel Assignments 7 State the number of persons on board and the number needing medical attention, if any.

  • Page 151

    • on ships subject to Part II of Title III of the 156.050 160.650 Communications Act, the radio must be capable of 156.100 160.700 operating on the 156.800 MHz frequency. • on ships subject to the Safety Convention, the 156.150 160.750 radio must be capable of operating: 156.200...

  • Page 152

    156.900 161.500 156.325 160.925 156.950 161.550 67** 156.375 156.375 157.000 161.600 156.425 156.425 157.050 161.650 156.475 156.475 157.100 161.700 156.575 156.575 157.150 161.750 156.625 – 157.200 161.800 156.675 156.675 157.250 161.850 156.725 156.725 157.300 161.900 157.350 161.950 157.400 162.000 77** 156.875 –...

  • Page 153: Declaration Of Compliance For The Use Of Distress And Safety Frequencies

    maritime use when it operates on the distress and 157.225 161.825 safety frequencies specified in RSS-182 Section 7.3. 157.275 161.875 Technical Parameters for Interfacing External 157.325 161.925 Data Sources 157.375 161.975 RS232 SB9600 157.425 162.025 Input Volt- 3.6V Note: age (Volts Peak-to- * Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, peak)

  • Page 154: Glossary

    Central Controller A software-controlled, computer-driven device that Automatic Registration Service receives and generates data ASTRO 25 Motorola standard for wireless for the trunked radios assigned digital trunked communications. to it. It monitors and directs the operations of the trunked ASTRO Motorola standard for wireless repeaters.

  • Page 155

    Control Channel In a trunking system, one of the except a digital code is used channels that is used to instead of a tone. provide a continuous, two-way/ Digital Signal An RF signal that has a pulsed, data communications path or discrete, nature, rather than between the central controller a continuous nature.

  • Page 156

    Light-emitting diode. reduce voice channel MCHB Millennium Control Head Board interference between adjacent systems and sites. Motorola Data Communication Non-Tactical/ The user talks on a Menu Entry A software-activated feature Revert preprogrammed emergency shown at the bottom of the channel.

  • Page 157

    is sent out on this same Push-To-Talk. The PTT button channel. engages the transmitter and puts the radio in transmit OTAR Over-the-air rekeying. (send) operation when Page A one-way alert, with audio pressed. and/or display messages. Radio Frequency The part of the general Personality A set of unique features (RF)

  • Page 158

    Selective Switch Any digital P25 traffic having Talkgroup An organization or group of the correct Network Access radio users who communicate Code and the correct talkgroup. with each other using the same communication path. Squelch Special electronic circuitry, added to the receiver of a Text Messaging Service radio, that reduces, or cuts off, Trunking...

  • Page 159

    around the world that are constantly synchronizing with each other. Abbreviated as UTC (English backronym = Universal Time, Coordinated), it is also known as Zulu (Z) Time. Vehicular Repeater System Zone A grouping of channels. English...

  • Page 160: Limited Warranty

    Product, or for operation of the Product with any MOTOROLA, at its option, will at no charge either ancillary equipment, and all such equipment is repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), expressly excluded from this warranty.

  • Page 161: Ii. General Provisions

    MOTOROLA offers the following optional extended and conditions. Repairs will be made only at the service contracts. designated MOTOROLA repair depot. Local services are not included. MOTOROLA will pay for outbound SERVICE FROM THE START (SfS) shipping via MOTOROLA'S normal shipping methods. COMPREHENSIVE II.

  • Page 162: Iii. State Law Rights

    FULL EXTENT SUCH MAY BE DISCLAIMED BY warranty service. You can also call MOTOROLA at LAW. 1-800-927-2744 US/Canada. III. STATE LAW RIGHTS: V. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER: SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR...

  • Page 163: Vi. Patent And Software Provisions

    Product for which it is specified. 2 that MOTOROLA will have sole control of the 8 Freight costs to the repair depot. defense of such suit and all negotiations for its...

  • Page 164: Vii. Governing Law

    Product. VIII. For Australia Only The foregoing states the entire liability of This warranty is given by Motorola Solutions Australia MOTOROLA with respect to infringement of patents Pty Limited (ABN 16 004 742 312) of Tally Ho by the Product or any parts thereof.

  • Page 165: Service

    Motorola makes available the finest service to those desiring reliable, continuous communications on a contract basis. For a contract service agreement, please contact your nearest Motorola service or sales representative, or an authorized Motorola dealer. Express Service Plus (ESP) is an optional extended...

  • Page 166

    Notes English...

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