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Mobile Radio
for Privacy Plus
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Trunked Mobile Radio User Guide
6880907Z19-O

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    ™ Mobile Radio for Privacy Plus Systems ® Trunked Mobile Radio User Guide 6880907Z19-O...

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    , Motorola, GTX, Privacy Plus, Private-Line, Digital Private-Line, Private Conversation, and Call Alert are trademarks of Motorola, Inc. © 2000 by Motorola, Inc. 1000 W. Washington St. Printed 2000. All Rights Reserved.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    GTX Privacy Plus Mobile Radio User Guide CONTENTS Introduction General Information....................... 3 Warnings, Cautions, and Notes..................... 3 Multiple Selection ........................3 Talkgroup Selection ....................... 4 Features and Advantages of Trunking................... 4 Getting Started Controls, Buttons, Indicators, and Connectors ..............5 Display Icons .........................

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    GTX Privacy Plus Mobile Radio User Guide Limited SmartZone Operation Introduction.......................... 22 Site Lock / Unlock........................ 22 Enabling Site Lock ......................22 Enabling Site Unlock ...................... 23 Forced Site Search......................23 Scan Operation Introduction.......................... 24 Turning Scan On/Off......................24 Programming/Viewing a Scan List ..................24 Nuisance Delete ........................

  • Page 5: Introduction

    The GTX mobile radio offers ten (10) trunked modes with eight (8) talkgroups per trunked mode, and ten (10) conventional channels. The GTX mobile radio is available in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz frequency ranges. Intelligent and flexible software increases the radio’s capability and permits many of the radios’...

  • Page 6: Talkgroup Selection

    B is selected, you will not receive messages for talkgroup E. FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES OF TRUNKING The GTX mobile radio can operate on both trunked and conven- tional radio systems. Conventional typically refers to radio-to-radio communication, sometimes through a repeater.

  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started CONTROLS, BUTTONS, INDICATORS, AND CONNECTORS 1. Radio ON/OFF Volume Control Knob 2. LED (Light Emitting Diode) Indicators • RED: lights continuously when the radio is transmitting. • YELLOW: lights continuously when the radio is receiving. • Not used 3.

  • Page 8: Display Icons

    Getting Started DISPLAY ICONS The display icons which appear on the display are: External Alarm Selected Scanning Not in Use Programming Monitor Direct...

  • Page 9: Display Character Summary

    Getting Started DISPLAY CHARACTER SUMMARY The GTX Privacy Plus radio has a 3-character display. • Trunked modes appear on the left side of the display. This can be any digit between 0 and 9 (0=mode 10). • Talkgroups appear on the right side of the display. This can be any letter between A and P.

  • Page 10: Alert Tone Indicators

    Getting Started ALERT TONE INDICATORS The GTX radio generates a number of audible tones to indicate radio operating conditions: Tone Indication Description Very short, high- Successful Power- Indicates that the radio passed its pitched tone when power-up self test and is ready for radio is first turned...

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    Getting Started Tone Indication Description Continuous, Out of Range Tone Indicates that the radio is out of medium-pitched range from the selected Trunking tone when PTT is site. pressed Group of four Call Alert™ Indicates that your radio received a medium-pitched Call Alert page.

  • Page 12: Basic Radio Operation

    3. Turn off the radio by turning the ON/OFF volume control knob counterclockwise. TRUNKED MODES Up to ten (10) trunked modes with eight (8) talkgroups in each trunked mode can be programmed by your authorized Motorola dealer into the radio. Selecting a Trunked Mode 1. Press the...

  • Page 13: Receiving A Call (trunked Mode)

    Basic Radio Operation Receiving a Call (Trunked Modes) 1. Turn on the radio and select the desired trunked mode and talk- group. 2. Listen until you hear activity, then adjust the volume control for a comfortable listening level. Your radio is now set to receive calls on the selected trunked mode.

  • Page 14: Failsoft Operation (trunked Modes)

    When you are in failsoft operation, you will hear a faint beeping sound every ten seconds. This feature is programmable by your autho- rized Motorola dealer. CONVENTIONAL CHANNELS Up to ten (10) conventional channels can be programmed into the radio.

  • Page 15: Transmitting On A Conventional Channel

    Basic Radio Operation Transmitting on a Conventional Channel 1. Turn on the radio and select the desired conventional channel. 2. If the conventional channel on which you are transmitting is programmed to receive PL (Private Line) or DPL (Digital Pri- vate Line), ensure that the channel is not in use by listening for activity.

  • Page 16: Monitoring

    Basic Radio Operation Monitoring Monitor allows you to monitor the conventional channel for activity when PL or DPL is activated (same as taking the microphone off hook) 1. To turn Monitor ON, press the Monitor button or take the microphone off hook. •...

  • Page 17: Call Alert™ Operation

    (beeper). Your radio can receive and respond to pages from other radios. Up to eight (8) mobile IDs (identified as CA1 through CA8) can be programmed into the radio by your authorized Motorola dealer. SENDING A CALL ALERT The Call Alert feature allows the dispatcher or supervisory unit to alert or page up to eight mobile units.

  • Page 18: Receiving A Call Alert

    Call Alert™ Operation RECEIVING A CALL ALERT When the mobile unit receives a Call Alert the display will indicate: • The radio will beep continuously every four seconds until you respond. 1. Press the PTT button to speak and release to listen. OTE: Call Alert pages cannot be received when the radio is engaged in voice conversation, has been turned off, or is out of the system range.

  • Page 19: Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation

    The Private Conversation Call feature allows you to have a conver- sation that is heard only by two parties. Up to eight (8) mobile IDs (identified as PC1 through PC8) can be programmed into the radio by your authorized Motorola dealer. SENDING A PRIVATE CONVERSATION CALL 1. Press the Call button once to activate Private Conversation Call.

  • Page 20: Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 Mhz Only)

    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only) INTRODUCTION As with regular telephone calls, a conversation in an Enhanced Private Conversation Call is heard only by the caller and called party. With this feature, you are able to determine whether the radio you are calling is in service.

  • Page 21: Receiving An Enhanced Private Conversation Call

    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only) Scrolling to an ID Number in the List 1. Press the Call button. The dis- play will indicate: 2. Use the Talkgroup Select buttons to scroll to a partic- ular ID number in the list. 3.

  • Page 22: Trunked Telephone Operation

    Trunked Telephone Operation INTRODUCTION Your radio is equipped with a telephone interconnect option that allows you to call land line telephones through the trunked system. Calls made through the central controller are half-duplex operation (speak or listen). MAKING A TELEPHONE CALL (FULL INTERCONNECT CAPABILITY) 1.

  • Page 23: Answering A Telephone Call

    • The maximum time period allowed for a telephone call is pro- grammable by your authorized Motorola dealer. If a high- pitched tone sounds, it alerts you that you have 15-20 sec- onds to complete your conversation before the call is discon- nected.

  • Page 24: Limited Smartzone Operation

    INTRODUCTION SmartZone is a networked multi-site system that provides wide area coverage to users. Your GTX mobile radio offers limited SmartZone operation including Site Lock / Unlock and Forced Site Search features. Refer to your authorized Motorola dealer to deter- mine if these features are relevant to your system.

  • Page 25: Enabling Site Unlock

    Limited SmartZone Operation Enabling Site Unlock 1. Press the Menu button until the display indicates: 2. Press the Select button to enable Site Unlock. The display will indicate: FORCED SITE SEARCH When you are in a poor coverage area and are not satisfied with the site selection of the radio, you can activate the Forced Site Search function to manually scan for a new site to improve audio quality.

  • Page 26: Scan Operation

    (8) members. Trunked modes and conventional channels are pre- programmed into a scan list by your authorized Motorola dealer. TURNING SCAN ON/OFF 1. To turn Scan ON, press the Scan button.

  • Page 27: Nuisance Delete

    Motorola dealer. OFF-HOOK SUSPEND SCAN If this feature is enabled, the radio will stop scanning when the radio is off-hook. Scan will be resumed when the microphone is replaced on-hook. This feature is programmable by your autho- rized Motorola dealer.

  • Page 28: Additional Features

    Motorola dealer. 1. Select the dealer assigned talkgroup to send an Announce- ment Call. DATA CAPABILITY Your GTX mobile two-way radio supports standard data capability using an external modem. Please contact your authorized Motorola dealer for more information.

  • Page 29: Accessories

    Accessories Motorola offers a number of accessories to enhance the productiv- ity of your GTX mobile two-way radio. Many of the available acces- sories are listed below. For a complete list, please contact your authorized Motorola dealer. Audio: HMN3413 Compact Microphone...

  • Page 30: Important General Safety Information

    Important General Safety Information RESTRICTIONS Because this radio contains a transmitter, federal law prohibits unauthorized, non-licensed personnel from adjusting or maintain- ing it. If any operational difficulties should arise while using this product, report them to authorized service personnel as soon as possible.

  • Page 31: Exposure To Radio Frequency Energy

    EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY Your Motorola two-way radio, which generates and radiates radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME), is designed to com- ply with the following National and International Standards and...

  • Page 32: Electromagnetic Interference/compatibility

    Important General Safety Information To assure optimal radio performance and to ensure that your expo- sure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy is within the guide- lines in the above standards, always adhere to the following procedures: Mobile Radio Operation and EME Exposure To assure optimal radio performance and that human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy is within the guidelines ref- erenced earlier in this document, transmit only when people out-...

  • Page 33: General Safety Information

    Important General Safety Information GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION Driving Check the laws and regulations on the use of communication devices in the areas where you drive. Always obey them. Also, when using your radio while driving, please: • Give full attention to driving •...

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    • In case of self test failure, the invalid continuous tone is sounded. If the radio still does not pass the self check, a problem may exist in the radio. Contact the nearest Motorola service rep- resentative. OTE: The power-up self check verifies that the radio’s microprocessor-based systems are working, but it does not check all the RF components, nor does it check the operation of all customer-specific features.

  • Page 35: Parts Information

    Accord- ingly, any copyrighted Motorola computer programs contained in the Motorola equipment described in this manual may not be cop- ied or reproduced in any manner without the express permission of Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola equipment shall...

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