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Kenwood Nexedge NX-220 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 3 Thank You We are grateful you have chosen Kenwood for your land mobile radio applications. noTices To The user ◆ Government law prohibits the operation of unlicensed radio transmitters within the territories under government control. ◆ Illegal operation is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
  • Page 4 s llegal n some areas. For nformaton on L-on battery recyclng n your area, call (toll free) 1-800-8-BATTERY (1-800-822-8837). Kenwood’s nvolvement n ths program s part of our commtment to preserve our envronment and conserve our natural resources. ATTENTION:...
  • Page 5 Terminal DescripTions Speaker/ Microphone Jacks You can use a resn-based cover for the Speaker/ Mcrophone jacks. Name Description Impedance PTT/RXD PTT nput / Seral data nput 10 kΩ MICI MIC nput 1.8 kΩ − MICO Output from nternal MIC OPTDET Opton Detect 74 kΩ...
  • Page 6 One or more of the following statements may be applicable: FCC WARNING Ths equpment generates or uses rado frequency energy. Changes or modfcatons to ths equpment may cause harmful nterference unless the modfcatons are expressly approved n the nstructon manual. The user could lose the authorty to operate ths equpment f an unauthorzed change or modfcaton s made.
  • Page 7 Ensure that there are no metallc tems located between the transcever and the battery pack. • Do not use optons not specfed by Kenwood. • If the de-cast chasss or other transcever part s damaged, do not touch the damaged parts.
  • Page 8 If an abnormal odor or smoke s detected comng from the transcever, swtch the transcever power off mmedately, remove the battery pack from the transcever, and contact your Kenwood dealer. • Use of the transcever whle you are drvng may be aganst traffc laws.
  • Page 9 informaTion concerning The baTTery pack The battery pack ncludes flammable objects such as organc solvent. Mshandlng may cause the battery to rupture producng flames or extreme heat, deterorate, or cause other forms of damage to the battery. Please observe the followng prohbtve matters. •...
  • Page 10 Do not charge the battery near fires or under direct • sunlight! If the battery’s protecton crcut s damaged, the battery may charge at extreme current (or voltage) and an abnormal chemcal reacton may occur. The battery may generate heat or smoke, rupture, or burst nto flame.
  • Page 11 • Do not reverse-charge or reverse-connect the battery! The battery pack has postve and negatve poles. If the battery pack does not smoothly connect wth a charger or operatng equpment, do not force t; check the polarty of the battery. If the battery pack s reverse-connected to the charger, t wll be reverse-charged and an abnormal chemcal reacton may occur.
  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    ADVANCED OPERATIONS .............. 22 BACKGROUND OPERATIONS ............27 UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT Note: These unpacking instructions are for use by your Kenwood dealer, an authorized Kenwood service facility, or the factory. Carefully unpack the transceiver. If any items are missing or damaged, file a claim with the carrier immediately.
  • Page 13: Preparation

    PrEPArATION INSTAllING/ rEMOvING THE (OPTIONAl) BATTEry PACK 1 Match the guides of the battery pack with the grooves on the upper rear of the transceiver, then firmly press the battery pack in place. 2 Lock the safety catch to prevent accidentally releasing the battery pack.
  • Page 14 Note: ◆ If you do not plan to use the transceiver for a long period, remove the batteries from the battery case. ◆ This battery case has been designed for transmitting at a power of approximately  W (the low power setting on your transceiver).
  • Page 15: Installing The Belt Clip

    INSTAllING THE BElT ClIP Note: When first installing the belt clip, you must remove the battery pack from the rear of the transceiver. 1 Remove the  screws from the Plastic rear of the transceiver, then covering remove the small, plastic black covering that was held in place.
  • Page 16 2 While holding the cap in place, push it towards the bottom of the transceiver until the tabs on the cap click into place. • To remove the cap, hold the top of the cap in place with your finger while inserting a  mm or smaller flat blade screwdriver under the bottom of the cap.
  • Page 17: Orientation

    OrIENTATION There are  types available: Type I: Equipped with a display and full keypad. Type II: Equipped with a display and -key keypad (S, A, <B, and C>). Type III: Basic models. Type I Antenna Microphone Battery pack Microphone Type II Antenna Microphone...
  • Page 18 Type III Antenna Microphone Battery pack Speaker Transmit/ Receive/ Battery low indicator If enabled by your dealer, lights red while transmitting, green while receiving a call (Conventional channels only), and orange when receiving an optional signaling call. Blinks red when the battery power is low while transmitting. Selector knob Rotate to select a zone or channel/group ID (default).
  • Page 19 Side 2 key Press to activate its programmable function {page 0}. The default is Backlight. S, A, <B, C> key <Type I, II> Press to activate its programmable function {page 0}. S key: The default setting is [None] (no function). A key: The default setting is [None] (no function).
  • Page 20 DISPlAy <TyPE I, II> Indicator Description Signal strength indicator {page }. Monitor or Squelch Off is activated. Blinks when an incoming call matches your Optional Signaling. Talk Around is activated. Scan is in progress. Blinks while scan is paused. A message is stored in memory. Blinks when a new message has arrived.
  • Page 21: Programmable Auxiliary Functions

    PrOGrAMMABlE AUXIlIAry FUNCTIONS The Selector, Auxiliary (orange), Side 1, Side 2, S, A, <B, and C> keys can be programmed with the functions listed below. Please contact your dealer for further details on these functions. • None • Home CH/GID Select •...
  • Page 22 • Telephone Disconnect • Zone Down • Transceiver Password • Zone Select • • Zone Up • Zone Delete/Add Available only for Type I, II. Available only for Analog Trunking operation. Available only for Type III. Available only for NXDN Trunking operation. Can be programmed only on the Selector.
  • Page 23: Basic Operations

    BASIC OPErATIONS SwITCHING POwEr ON/OFF Turn the Power switch/ Volume control clockwise to switch the transceiver ON. Turn the Power switch/ Volume control counterclockwise fully to switch the transceiver OFF. ■ Transceiver Password <Type I, II> If your transceiver is password protected, you must first enter the password before you can use the transceiver.
  • Page 24 TrANSMITTING 1 Select the desired zone and channel/group ID. 2 Press the key programmed as [Monitor] or [Squelch Off] to check whether or not the channel is free. • If the channel is busy, wait until it becomes free. 3 Press the PTT switch and speak into the microphone. Release the PTT switch to receive.
  • Page 25 rECEIvING Select the desired zone and channel. If signaling has been programmed on the selected channel, you will hear a call only if the received signal matches your transceiver settings. Note: Signaling allows your transceiver to code your calls. This will prevent you from listening to unwanted calls. Refer to “SIGNALING”...
  • Page 26: Scan

    SCAN Scan monitors for signals on the transceiver channels. While scanning, the transceiver checks for a signal on each channel and only stops if a signal is present. To begin scanning, press the key programmed as [Scan]. • indicator on the display <Type I, II>. •...
  • Page 27 SCAN rEvErT The Scan Revert channel is the channel selected when you press the PTT switch to transmit during scan. Your dealer can program one of the following types of Scan Revert channels: • Selected: The last channel selected before scan. Selected + Talkback: Same as “Selected”, plus you can •...
  • Page 28: Fleetsync: Alphanumeric 2-Way Paging Function

    FleetSync: AlPHANUMErIC 2-wAy PAGING FUNCTION FleetSync is an Alphanumeric -way Paging Function, and is a protocol owned by Kenwood Corporation. Note: This function is available only in analog operation. SElCAll (SElECTIvE CAllING) A Selcall is a voice call to a station or group of stations.
  • Page 29 • Select “ALL” Fleet and “ALL” ID to make a call to all units (Broadcast call). STATUS MESSAGE <TyPE I, II> You can send and receive -digit Status messages which may be decided in your talk group. Messages can contain up to 6 alphanumeric characters.
  • Page 30 ■ receiving A calling ID or text message will appear when a Status call is received. Press any key to return to normal operation. ■ reviewing Messages in the Stack Memory 1 Press the key programmed as [Stack], or press and hold the key programmed as [Selcall], [Status], or [Selcall + Status] to enter Stack mode.
  • Page 31: Trunking Calls (Analog)

    TrUNKING CAllS (ANAlOG) PlACING A DISPATCH CAll 1 Select the desired zone and group ID using the selector and the Zone or CH/GID keys. 2 Press and hold the PTT switch. 3 If the “PTT Proceed” tone sounds, communication is possible;...
  • Page 32 4 When the called party responds, press the PTT switch and speak into the microphone. Release the PTT switch to receive. • Only one person can speak at a time. 5 To end the call, press and hold the PTT switch, then press the # key or the key programmed as [Telephone Disconnect].
  • Page 33: Advanced Operations

    ADvANCED OPErATIONS DTMF (DUAl TONE MUlTI FrEQUENCy) CAllS ■ Making a DTMF Call <Type I, II> Manual Dialing <Type I> 1 Press and hold the PTT switch. 2 Enter the desired digits using the DTMF keypad. • If you release the PTT switch, transmit mode will end even if the complete number has not been sent.
  • Page 34: Emergency Calls

    code, the transceiver becomes disabled. The stun code is cancelled when the transceiver receives a call with a revive code. EMErGENCy CAllS If your transceiver has been programmed with the Emergency function, you can make emergency calls. 1 Press and hold the key programmed as [Emergency]. •...
  • Page 35 ■ Activity reset While Activity Detection is active, press the key programmed as [Activity Reset] to reset the Activity Detection countdown timer. This will allow you to remain in a tilted or stationary position, etc., without the Emergency mode activating unnecessarily. SCrAMBlEr Press the key programmed as [Scrambler/ Encryption], to switch the transceiver to secure (encrypted) transmission.
  • Page 36 ■ radio Access Number (rAN) RAN is a new signaling system designed for digital radio communications. When a channel is set up with a RAN, squelch will only open when a call containing a matching RAN is received. If a call containing a different RAN is made on the same channel you are using, you will not hear the call.
  • Page 37: Vox Operation

    4 While adjusting the level, speak into the headset microphone to test the sensitivity level. (Your voice is not transmitted during this test procedure.) • When sound is recognized, the LED lights orange. 5 Press the S key to save the setting. ■...
  • Page 38: Background Operations

    BACKGrOUND OPErATIONS Your dealer can activate a variety of transceiver functions to perform without any additional operation on your part. TIME-OUT TIMEr (TOT) The Time-out Timer is used to prevent you from using a channel for an extended duration. If you continuously transmit for a preset time, the transceiver will stop transmitting and an alert tone will sound.
  • Page 39 lOw BATTEry wArNING <TyPE III> Press the key programmed as [Battery Indicator]. The LED lights for  seconds, displaying the battery power remaining, as described in the table below. When the battery power is very low, recharge or replace the battery pack.  Lights Green Lights Orange Lights Red...
  • Page 40 CONTrOl CHANNEl HUNT On digital Trunking channels, the transceiver automatically searches for a control channel. • While searching for a control channel, the antenna icon will flash <Type I, II> and no signals can be received. PTT ID PTT ID is the transceiver unique ID code which is sent each time the PTT switch is pressed and/or released.
  • Page 42: Electromagnetic Interference Compatibility

    Use only Kenwood authorized accessories (antennas, battery packs, belt clips, Speaker/ Mics or headsets etc.): When worn on the body, always place the radio in a Kenwood recommended clip or carrying case meant for this product. The use of other than recommended or approved body- worn accessories may result in RF exposure levels which exceed the FCC’s occupational/ controlled...

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