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    ASTRO ® 5000 Digital Mobile Radio W4, W5, W7, W9 Control Heads User's Guide...

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    ® XTL™ 5000 ASTRO Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9 Control Heads User’s Guide 68P81096C68-O Document Creation Date: 3/12/03 Document Modification Date: 0/00/03 ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 14: Disclaimer

    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 15: Notations Used In This Manual

    Notations Used in This Manual Throughout the text in this publication, you will notice the use of WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and Notes. These notations are used to emphasize that safety hazards exist, and care that must be taken or observed. WARNING: An operational procedure, practice, or other WARNING condition, which might result in injury or death if not carefully observed.

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    Notes...

  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    Contents Control Head Front Foldout ..... i W4 Control Head ................i W5 Control Head ................i Computer Software Copyrights ............iv Documentation Copyrights ...............

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    General Radio Features ..... . . 19 Often-used Features ................19 Emergency Call and Alarm ..............20 Emergency Call .................20 Initiate an Emergency Alarm .............21 Initiate an Emergency Call ............22 Initiate an Emergency Call and Alarm ........23 Initiate a Silent Emergency Alarm ..........24...

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    Digital Modes Only ..............45 Select a Conventional Talkgroup ..........46 Conventional Talkaround ..............47 Talk Direct (Mobile-To-Mobile) ..........47 Trunking Operation ......49 Features Used on Trunking Systems ..........

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    Trunked Announcement ..............82 Initiate an Announcement ............83 Secure Operation ......85 Features Available on Secure XTL 5000 .........85 Receive a Private Message .............86 Transmit a Private Message ............86 System Considerations ..............87...

  • Page 21: Introduction

    Introduction Using Your Radio: The Basics This chapter gives you the basic knowledge you need in order to use your radio. The following topics are covered: • Getting Started (page 2) • Identifying Your Radio (page 4) • Operating Your Control Head (page 5) •...

  • Page 22: Getting Started

    These channels provide maximum communications capability under varying operating conditions. One of the newest in a long line of quality Motorola products, the ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio provides improved voice quality across more of your coverage area. The digital process called...

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    ASTRO mode refers to a mode that uses ASTRO digital signaling. LOGO BLACK / FLASHport BLACK Your ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio utilizes Motorola’s revolutionary FLASHport™ technology. This allows your radio’s capabilities to be flexible, because FLASHport makes it possible to add software that drives these capabilities both at the time of purchase and later on.

  • Page 24: Identifying Your Radio

    Introduction Identifying Your Radio The ASTRO XTL Digital Mobile Radio’s capabilities, and the operation of its features, differ depending on which control head is ordered. Your radio has one of the following control heads: W4 Control Head Keep the foldout in the front of this guide (page i) open as a reference to the W4.

  • Page 25: Control Head Operation

    Introduction Control Head Operation Your advanced control head is designed for ease of use and flexibility of feature control. Before operating the radio, familiarize yourself with the various controls, indicators, and alert tones. Please consult the foldout diagrams in the front and back of this manual for your particular control head.

  • Page 26: Display Status

    Introduction Display Status The control head display indicates your selected mode, or the currently active receive mode when scan is on. Feature Control You can turn the various radio features on or off, change modes, and adjust the volume. To exit a feature, such as phone, press the HOME button or the feature button (for example, Phon).

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    Introduction Tone Type Name Description Sound similar System Busy Indicates, when you press the to a telephone microphone push-to-talk (PTT) button, busy signal that you cannot transmit because all system radio channels are in use. Release the PTT button and wait for call back.

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    Introduction Tone Type Name Description Continuous, Illegal Mode Indicates that you have entered a mode low-pitched where normal system traffic will be tone missed, or you are attempting something which is not allowed. Examples include: forgetting to exit the telephone interconnect mode after a call ends (fleet and subfleet calls cannot be received), attempting to transmit on a receive-only...

  • Page 29: Basic Operating Procedures

    Basic Operating Procedures Basic Functions This chapter shows you how to access the basic functions. The following topics are covered: • Turning On the Radio (page 10) • Setting the Volume (page 11) • Adjusting the Display Brightness (page 11) •...

  • Page 30: Turn On The Radio

    Basic Operating Procedures Turn On the Radio Basic operation is the same for all radio control heads. Control heads with additional features are noted. Do one of the following: • W4 Control Heads: Rotate the Volume knob clockwise. • W5 and W7 Control Heads: Press the power button in the upper left corner of the control unit.

  • Page 31: Set The Volume

    Basic Operating Procedures Set the Volume Choose one of the following: • W4 Control Head: Rotate the Volume knob clockwise to increase the volume and counterclockwise to decrease the volume. A volume indication (0-15) appears on the display; for example, VOL 10.

  • Page 32: Select A Zone Or Mode

    Basic Operating Procedures Select a Zone or Mode A zone is a grouping of modes. A mode is a group of characteristics such as transmit/receive frequencies, Private-Line™ codes, radio parameters, and an alphanumeric name. Select or Change a Zone Press the (Zone up) button or (Zone down) button.

  • Page 33: Select Or Change A Mode In The Current Zone

    Basic Operating Procedures Select or Change a Mode in the Current Zone To access a mode in the current zone, do one of the following: • W4 Control Head: Turn the Mode knob until the display shows the desired mode name. •...

  • Page 34: Select The Home Mode

    Basic Operating Procedures Select the Home Mode Press the Home button (W4, W9) or HOME button (W5, W7) to select the home mode contained within the home zone, from any other zone and mode in the radio. This feature must first be enabled by a qualified radio technician.

  • Page 35: Transmit (conventional Modes Only)

    Basic Operating Procedures Transmit (Conventional Modes Only) Lift the microphone off-hook, and listen for activity on that mode. If you hear no activity, press and hold the microphone PTT button. Transmit (Trunked Modes Only) Lift the microphone off-hook, and press the microphone PTT button.

  • Page 36: Select Transmit Power Level

    Basic Operating Procedures Select Transmit Power Level The L PWR button lets you select (toggle) the transmit power level. This feature must first be enabled by a qualified radio technician. Press the L PWR button. The display momentarily shows LOW PWR or HIGH PWR (W4, W5, W7), or LOW POWER or HIGH POWER (W9) to indicate the transmit power level selected.

  • Page 37: Monitor Conventional Mode Activity

    Basic Operating Procedures Monitor Conventional Mode Activity This feature allows you to monitor channel traffic on conventional channels by defeating the coded squelch. Do one of the following: • Take the microphone off hook, • W4, W5, and W7 Control Heads: Pressing the Mon button momentarily toggles between MON ON and MON OFF .

  • Page 38: Adjust The Squelch Level

    Basic Operating Procedures Adjust the Squelch Level Choose one of the following: • W4, W5, and W7 Control Heads: Press and hold the Mon button The display shows SQL XX ; where XX is a squelch level setting of 0 to 15. •...

  • Page 39: General Radio Features

    General Radio Features Often-used Features This chapter shows you how to access the most frequently used features. The following topics are covered: • Emergency Call and Alarm (page 20) • Scan Operation (page 26) • Optional External Alarms (Horn and Lights) (page 36) •...

  • Page 40: Emergency Call And Alarm

    General Radio Features Emergency Call and Alarm The emergency call and alarm features allow you to have priority channel access and/or send an emergency data transmission to the dispatcher in an emergency situation. The desired type of emergency feature—alarm, call, call and alarm, or silent alarm—can be preprogrammed by a qualified radio technician.

  • Page 41: Initiate An Emergency Alarm

    General Radio Features Initiate an Emergency Alarm The emergency alarm feature sends a data transmission to alert the dispatcher of your emergency condition and identify your unit ID. Press the emergency button. A tone sounds and the display alternates EMERGNCY (W4, W5, W7) or EMERGENCY (W9) with the current zone/channel.

  • Page 42: Initiate An Emergency Call

    General Radio Features Initiate an Emergency Call Press the emergency button. A tone sounds and the display alternates EMERGNCY (W4, W5, W7) or EMERGENCY (W9) with the current zone/channel. Press the PTT button and announce your emergency. After completing the emergency call, press and hold the emergency button until a tone sounds.

  • Page 43: Initiate An Emergency Call And Alarm

    General Radio Features Initiate an Emergency Call and Alarm If the radio has both emergency call and alarm features, it automatically proceeds to the call mode after the alarm is acknowledged. Press the emergency button to activate the emergency call/ alarm feature.

  • Page 44: Initiate A Silent Emergency Alarm

    General Radio Features Initiate a Silent Emergency Alarm Press the emergency button to activate the silent alarm feature. During a silent emergency alarm, there are no display changes, and the receiver audio mutes so that no indication is given that an emergency alarm has been sent.

  • Page 45: Special Considerations For Emergencies

    General Radio Features Special Considerations for Emergencies • If you press the emergency button while in a mode that has no emergency capability, a low-pitched tone sounds. • If the unit is out of the range of the system and/or the emergency alarm is not acknowledged, a tone sounds and the display shows NO ACK .

  • Page 46: Scan Operation

    General Radio Features Scan Operation The scan feature allows you to monitor activity on different conventional or trunked modes by scanning a scan list of modes. The modes to be scanned in a scan list are programmed by a qualified radio technician.

  • Page 47: Turn On Scan

    General Radio Features Turn On Scan Press the Scan button momentarily on a non-autoscan mode to start scanning. The Scan indicator lights and a list of modes is scanned for activity. When a scanned mode becomes active, the display changes to show the active mode name, the appropriate priority indicator lights, and the radio unmutes.

  • Page 48: Turn Scan On While Disregarding The Squelch Code (conventional Modes Only)

    General Radio Features Turn Scan On While Disregarding the Squelch Code (Conventional Modes Only) Choose one of the following: • W4, W5, and W7 Control Heads: Press the Mon button momentarily. The brief MON ON display indicates that the radio is disregarding the squelch code. •...

  • Page 49: View A Scan List

    General Radio Features View a Scan List Press and hold the Scan button until the Scan indicator blinks and a beep is heard. The radio suspends scanning while a scan list is being reviewed. Choose one of the following: • W4 and W5 Control Heads: Turn the Mode knob or press the Mode rocker button to scroll up or down through the programmed modes.

  • Page 50: Transmit While Scan Is On

    General Radio Features Transmit While Scan Is On Radio Programmed for Talkback Scan Press the microphone PTT button to transmit on the mode indicated by the display. The radio does not begin scanning again for a predetermined hang time (programmable by a qualified radio technician) after you release the PTT button, allowing the other party to respond.

  • Page 51: Temporarily Delete A Nuisance Mode With Scan On (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    General Radio Features Temporarily Delete a Nuisance Mode With Scan On (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) To temporarily delete a mode that you do not wish to hear (nuisance mode), press the Del button once while the mode is active (indicated by the display).

  • Page 52: Restore A Nuisance Mode (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    General Radio Features Restore a Nuisance Mode (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) To restore the original scan list, do one of the following: • Press the Rcl button. • Turn scan off, then on. • Change modes. • Turn off the radio, and then turn it back on. Note: Nuisance mode delete can be disabled by a qualified radio technician.

  • Page 53: Change Mode Priorities While Scan Is On (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    General Radio Features Change Mode Priorities While Scan Is On (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) When active, this dynamic priority feature allows you to change the priority of a non-priority mode in the scan list to priority 2, To change the priority of a non-priority channel in the scan list to priority 2, press the Sel button.

  • Page 54: Program A Scan List

    General Radio Features Program a Scan List To program a scan list, operator-selectable scan list members first must be enabled in the radio programming by a qualified radio technician. Add a Channel to the Scan List Press and hold the Scan button until the scan indicator blinks and a good-key chirp is heard.

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    General Radio Features Delete a Channel from the Scan List Press and hold the Scan button until the scan indicator blinks and a good-key chirp is heard. Using the Mode knob (W4) or the Mode rocker button (W5, W7, W9), locate the channel to be deleted. Note: If the desired channel resides in a different zone, press the Zone up or Zone...

  • Page 56: Hang Up Box (hub)

    General Radio Features Hang Up Box (HUB) If the hang up box feature is enabled, scanning of non-priority members is suspended whenever the microphone is removed from the holding clip (hang-up box). This allows the user to complete a conversation while scan is suspended. Scan is resumed once the microphone is returned to the holding clip and the preprogrammed hang time has elapsed.

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    General Radio Features Permanent Horn and Lights Press the H/L button momentarily. The last selected alarm(s) are enabled. The display briefly shows the enabled alarms, and then reverts back to the selected mode. Press the H/L button a second time to turn off the alarm(s). ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 58: Change The Selected Alarms

    General Radio Features Change the Selected Alarms Press and hold the H/L button until a tone sounds and the display indicates the currently selected alarm. Turn the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode rocker button (W5, W7, W9) to review the choices until the display shows the desired alarm: ¥...

  • Page 59: Receiving A Call While Alarms Are Turned On

    General Radio Features Receiving a Call While Alarms Are Turned On When a call is received, the vehicle’s horn sounds for four seconds, and/or the car lights turn on for 60 seconds. The time interval can be modified by a qualified radio technician. The display alternates between the type of call received (CALL, PAGE, or PHONE) and the selected mode name.

  • Page 60: Time-out Timer

    General Radio Features Time-Out Timer All ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radios provide a time-out timer function that prevents locking up a repeater or channel by prolonged keying of the transmitter. You cannot transmit longer than the preset timer setting. If you attempt to do so, the radio automatically stops your transmission, and you hear a talk-prohibit tone.

  • Page 61: Conventional Radio Features

    Conventional Radio Features Features Used in Conventional Operation This chapter shows you how to access features available in conventional operation. The following topics are covered: • Status Calls (Digital Modes Only) (page 42) • Smart PTT (page 45) • Conventional Talkgroup Calls (page 45) •...

  • Page 62: Status Calls (digital Modes Only)

    Conventional Radio Features Status Calls (Digital Modes Only) Radio status calls are used to inform the dispatcher of the present state of the mobile unit. For example, a status might be ENROUTE or AT SITE. Status names are field programmable. Each radio can have up to 8 separate statuses.

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    Conventional Radio Features • If there is no acknowledgment, do one of the following: Press the microphone PTT button or the Sel button to resend the status transmission. Press the HOME button to return to normal dispatch operation. ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 64: Send A Direct-entry Keyboard (dek) Status (digital Modes Only)

    Conventional Radio Features Send a Direct-Entry Keyboard (DEK) Status (Digital Modes Only) Press the desired Sts # button on the DEK. The red indicator flashes while the radio is waiting for an acknowledgment. The control head momentarily displays the selected status, then shows PLS WAIT (W7) or PLEASE WAIT (W9).

  • Page 65: Smart Ptt

    Conventional Radio Features Smart PTT Smart PTT is a per-mode feature that gives the system manager better control of radio operations. When smart PTT is enabled in your radio, you will not be able to transmit on an active mode. If you try to transmit (press the PTT button) on a busy or active smart PTT channel, a continuous tone sounds until you release the PTT button, and the transmission is inhibited.

  • Page 66: Select A Conventional Talkgroup

    Conventional Radio Features Select a Conventional Talkgroup The Talkgroup Select feature allows you to manually select any one of the available talkgroups. Press the Tgrp button. The display changes to show the last-selected talkgroup. Turn the Mode knob (W4) or the Mode rocker button (W5, W7, W9) to choose a different talkgroup.

  • Page 67: Conventional Talkaround

    Conventional Radio Features Conventional Talkaround Talk Direct (Mobile-To-Mobile) To talk directly to another unit without going through the conventional repeater system: Press the Dir button momentarily. The Dir indicator lights, indicating that the radio is now transmitting directly to another unit. To return to repeater operation, press the Dir button again.

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    Conventional Radio Features Notes...

  • Page 69: Trunking Operation

    Trunking Operation Features Used on Trunking Systems This chapter shows you how to access features available on trunking systems. The following topics are covered: • Telephone Interconnect List (page 50) • Unlimited Telephone Interconnect (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) (page 53) •...

  • Page 70: Telephone Interconnect List

    Trunking Operation Telephone Interconnect List With any of the control heads, you can initiate and receive telephone calls if the trunked system is properly equipped. All calls between the mobile operator and the land line are private, regardless of who initiates the call.

  • Page 71: Answer A Phone Call

    Trunking Operation Answer a Phone Call When a phone call is received, telephone-type ringing sounds and the display shows PHONE . Press the Phon button. Press the PTT button to talk; release it to listen. When the call is completed, press the HOME or Phon button to hang up and return to normal operation.

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    Trunking Operation Note: If the number contains a programmed pause, the dialing pauses briefly when the display shows P . After the brief pause, the rest of the numbers is dialed. If you are out of range of the trunked system, the display shows NO PHONE , and a continuous low-pitched tone sounds.

  • Page 73: Unlimited Telephone Interconnect (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation Unlimited Telephone Interconnect (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) Call a Phone Number Not in the List Press the Phon button momentarily to select the phone function. The Phone indicator lights (W7 only), and the display shows the last number dialed (W7 and W9).

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    Trunking Operation Note: If you are out of range of the trunked system, the display shows NO PHONE , and a continuous low-pitched tone sounds. Press the HOME or Phon button to resume normal operation. If the trunked phone interconnect is in use or the phone interconnect is out of service, a telephone-type busy tone sounds, and the display shows PHON BSY (W7) or PHONE BUSY (W9).

  • Page 75: Store A Number In The List

    Trunking Operation Store a Number in the List Press and hold the Phon button to select the phone programming function. The phone indicator flashes (W7 only). Do one of the following: • Press the Mode rocker button to locate the number you want to change.

  • Page 76: Edit A Name In The List

    Trunking Operation Edit a Name in the List (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) Press and hold the Phon button to enter Phon ID list programming. The Phon indicator flashes and a high-pitched tone sounds. Press the Mode rocker button to locate the list member you want to change.

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    Trunking Operation Repeat steps 2 through 4 until you have modified all the desired names, Do one of the following: • Press the HOME button to return to normal radio operation. • Press the Phon button to return to normal phone operation. Table 1: Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of times the key is pressed <...

  • Page 78: Enhanced Private Conversation (digital Modes Only)

    Trunking Operation Enhanced Private Conversation (Digital Modes Only) The enhanced Private Conversation feature not only allows you to carry on a conversation that is heard only by the two parties involved, but also enables you to determine whether the unit you are calling is in service.

  • Page 79: Answer An Enhanced Private Conversation Call

    Trunking Operation Answer an Enhanced Private Conversation Call When a Private Conversation call is received, two high-pitched tones sound and the display alternates between CALL RCV and the home display. Press the Call button within 20 seconds of receiving the call. (This time is programmable by a qualified radio technician.) The display shows the ID number of the calling unit.

  • Page 80: Initiate An Enhanced Private Conversation Call

    Trunking Operation Initiate an Enhanced Private Conversation Call To initiate an Enhanced Private Conversation Call, select a unit to call, then place the call. Press the Call button. The Call indicator lights, and the display shows the last transmitted/received unit ID number. Select a unit in one of the following ways: •...

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    Trunking Operation Choose one of the following conditions that applies to your current call: • If the receiving unit answers, identify yourself and begin your Private Conversation. • If, after a programmable time period, you are not connected, the display shows NO ACK and a momentary, low-pitched tone sounds.

  • Page 82: View Your Unit Id Number

    Trunking Operation View Your Unit ID Number Press the Call button momentarily to select the Private Conversation feature. The Call indicator lights. Do one of the following: • Turn the Mode knob (W4) counterclockwise or press the Mode down rocker button (W5, W7, W9) to locate the MY ID display.

  • Page 83: Store A Unit Id Number In The List (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation Store a Unit ID Number in the List (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of units’ IDs. Press and hold the Call, Page, or 2Pge button to review the Call ID list.

  • Page 84: Edit A Name In The List (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation Edit a Name in the List (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of unit IDs. Press and hold the Call, Page, or 2Pge button to enter the Call ID list.

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    Trunking Operation • To delete characters, press the Mode down rocker button to move backwards over existing characters. When the last character on the display has been erased, press the Mode down rocker button again to leave the name-edit mode, without making any changes, and begin the procedure again at step 2.

  • Page 86: Call Alert Page (digital Modes Only)

    Trunking Operation Table 2: Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of times the key is pressed < > & Call Alert Page (Digital Modes Only) The Call Alert feature allows a unit to selectively alert another unit, and to determine whether or not that unit received the alert. A Call Alert page can be initiated after an unsuccessful Private Conversation call or as a separate feature.

  • Page 87: Send A Call Alert Page

    Trunking Operation Send a Call Alert Page Press the Page button. The Page indicator lights and a valid-key chirp sounds. The display shows the last transmitted/received unit ID number. Select a unit in one of the following ways: • From the ID number list: –...

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    Trunking Operation Choose one of the following: • When the called unit acknowledges the page, four additional tones sound and the display changes to ACK RCVD . The radio returns to normal operation. • If you are out of the range of the system, a low-pitched tone sounds.

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    Trunking Operation Do one of the following: • Make a normal dispatch call. Press the PTT button and ask about the page. • Press Call. The display shows the unit ID of the caller. Press the Sel button to initiate an enhanced Private Conversation or the PTT button to initiate a Private Conversation call to the caller.

  • Page 90: Store A Unit Id Number In The List (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation Store a Unit ID Number In the List (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of unit IDs. Press and hold the Page button to review the list. The Page indicator flashes and a valid-key chirp sounds.

  • Page 91: Edit A Name In The List (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation Edit a Name in the List (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of unit IDs. Press and hold the Call, Page, or 2Pge button to enter Call ID list programming.

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    Trunking Operation • To delete characters, press the Mode down rocker button to move backwards over existing characters. When the last character on the display has been erased, press the Mode down rocker button again to leave the name-edit mode, without making any changes, and begin the procedure again at step 2.

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    Trunking Operation Table 3: Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of times the key is pressed < > & ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 94: Failsoft

    Trunking Operation Failsoft If the trunked system’s central controller fails for any reason, the radio indicates failsoft. In this condition, the radio transmits and receives on a pre-determined frequency in a conventional mode. Failsoft ensures that you will have communications capability at all times.

  • Page 95: Dynamic Regrouping (digital Modes Only)

    Trunking Operation Dynamic Regrouping (Digital Modes Only) The dynamic regrouping feature allows the dispatcher to temporarily reassign selected individuals, operating in separate trunked talkgroups, into a single group so that they can communicate. Receive a Dynamic Regrouping ID Assignment (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) When your unit receives a dynamic regrouping ID assignment, a unique chirp sounds to alert you that your unit has been dynamically regrouped.

  • Page 96: Select Enable And Disable (digital Modes Only)

    Trunking Operation Select Enable and Disable (Digital Modes Only) The dispatcher may classify regrouped units into one of two categories: select-enabled or select-disabled. Select-enabled Units are free to make mode changes to any of the available talkgroups, including the dynamic group.

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    Trunking Operation If the regrouping request is not acknowledged within six to eight seconds, the display alternates between showing NO ACK and RPGM or (W9 Control Head) RPGM RQST , and a low-pitched tone sounds. At this time, do one of the following: •...

  • Page 98: Smartzone® (w7 And W9 Control Heads Only)

    Trunking Operation SmartZone® (W7 and W9 Control Heads Only) The SmartZone feature extends communications beyond the reach of a single-trunked site (antenna location) when operating in a SmartZone system. SmartZone units provide expanded wide-area coverage. SmartZone automatically switches the radio to a different site when the current site signal becomes unacceptable.

  • Page 99: Site-button Operation

    Trunking Operation Site-Button Operation To check which site the radio has currently selected: Press the Ste (W7) or Site (W9) button momentarily. The display momentarily shows the current site name and RSSI (received signal strength indicator). One of the following conditions can also occur: •...

  • Page 100: Lock Onto A Site

    Trunking Operation Lock Onto a Site In areas that commonly have weak signals, use the SmartZone lock function to prevent the radio from automatically scanning for a new site. Press the Lck (W7) or Lock (W9) button momentarily to display the current lock status.

  • Page 101: Site Trunking

    Trunking Operation Site Trunking In a SmartZone system, if the zone controller for a particular site fails, the site enters into a site-trunking operational mode. In this mode of operation, the user can only communicate with other units at the same site.

  • Page 102: Trunked Announcement

    Trunking Operation Trunked Announcement The announcement capability allows a user to make announcements to the entire user group, as well as monitor talkgroup calls and other announcements. Announcement calls are handled in two different ways, depending on the trunked central controller configuration. The two types are called ruthless and non-ruthless preemption.

  • Page 103: Initiate An Announcement

    Trunking Operation Initiate an Announcement If your radio has been programmed to allow announcement calls: Turn the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode rocker button (W5, W7, W9) to locate the announcement-group mode. Press the microphone PTT button to initiate the announcement. ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio with W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Trunking Operation Notes...

  • Page 105: Secure Operation

    Secure Operation Features Available on Secure XTL 5000 This chapter covers features available on XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radios with secure encryption. The following topics are covered: • Receiving a Private Message (page 86) • Transmitting a Private Message (page 86) •...

  • Page 106: Receive A Private Message

    Secure Operation Receive a Private Message Select a mode by turning the Mode knob (W4) or pressing the Mode rocker button (W5, W7, W9). Using the Volume knob (W4) or the Vol rocker button (W5, W7, W9), adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level. In conventional modes and, if enabled, in trunking modes, the BUSY light blinks and the radio unmutes when the radio is receiving a private message.

  • Page 107: System Considerations

    Secure Operation System Considerations • Trunked Systems only: If you press the PTT button when no secure-voice channel is available, the display shows NO SEC (W4, W5, W7) or NO SECURE (W9), and a continuous talk-prohibit tone sounds until you release the PTT button. •...

  • Page 108: Loss Indication

    Secure Operation Loss Indication When you press the PTT button while in the coded mode and without the encryption module containing a valid key, the speaker generates bursts of alert tones, and the display shows KEY FAIL until you release the PTT button. When the radio is first turned on, six medium-pitched tones sound and the display momentarily shows KEY FAIL to indicate that the encryption module does not contain a valid key for the current mode.

  • Page 109: Select An Encryption Key (conventional Only)

    Secure Operation Select an Encryption Key (Conventional Only) The Select Key feature allows you to manually select any one of the 16 encryption keys. If the current mode is programmed with key selection being strapped to force the current mode to use a predetermined key, the Select Key menu will not appear as a Secure menu item.

  • Page 110

    Secure Operation To abort this menu, press the HOME button or the PTT button. Pressing the HOME button exits the key-select menu without saving the selected key choice. Pressing the PTT button exits the menu without saving the selected key choice and allows the radio to transmit. When you abort the key-select menu, the radio uses the key that was selected prior to entry into the menu.

  • Page 111: Select An Encryption Index (conventional Only)

    Secure Operation Select an Encryption Index (Conventional Only) The Select an Index feature allows you to select one or more groups of several encryption keys from among the available keys stored in the radio. For example, you could have a group of three keys structured to one index, and another group of three different keys structured to another index.

  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 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. Do not remove or reconnect these cables. Only a qualified radio technician should perform this task.

  • Page 113: Glossary

    Glossary Acknowledgment of communication. Channel A group of characteristics, such as transmit/ receive frequency pairs, radio parameters, and encryption encoding. Coded Squelch Tone Private-Line™ or Digital Private-Line. Used on conventional channels to make sure you hear only the communication meant for you.

  • Page 114

    Glossary Hang Up Disconnect. Home Display The first display information after the radio completes its self test. Liquid-Crystal Display. Mode A programmed combination of operating parameters; for example, a channel or talkgroup. Mode-Slaving Radio programmed to automatically give the proper operation for a given mode you have selected.

  • Page 115

    Glossary Squelch The muting of audio circuits when received signal levels fall below a pre-determined threshold. With carrier squelch, you hear all channel activity which exceeds the radio’s preset squelch level. Standby An operating condition whereby the radio’s speaker is muted but still continues to receive data.

  • Page 116

    Glossary Notes...

  • Page 117: Patent Disclosure

    In the event of a defect, malfunction, or failure to conform to specifications established by seller, or if appropriate, to specifications accepted by seller in writing, during the period shown, Motorola, at its option, will either repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price thereof, and such action on the part of Motorola shall be the full extent of Motorola’s liability hereunder.

  • Page 118

    In order to obtain performance of this warranty, purchaser must contact a Motorola salesperson or Motorola at the address shown above, Attention Quality Assurance Department. This warranty applies only within the United States.

  • Page 119: Index

    Index Symbols buffered overdial ......54 button 800 MHz frequencies ....2 Call .......... 30 Del .......... 31 Dim ......... 39 add scan list channel ....34 H/L (horn and lights) ....37 adjust Home ........29 display brightness ....11 Mon (monitor) ......28 squelch level ......18 Page ........

  • Page 120

    Index mode in current zone ....13 mode not in current zone ..13 edit name in list ..... 56, 71 mode priorities ......33 embedded signaling ...... 2 selected alarms .......38 emergencies, special considerations zone .........12 channels, conventional ....5 emergency call considerations initiating ........

  • Page 121

    Index hang time ........27 phone, place call ..... 51 hang up box (HUB) .....36 scan ........26 Home store phone number ....55 button ........29 storing unit ID number ..... 70 mode, selecting .......14 telephone interconnect ... 50 horn and lights alarms ....36 live overdial ........

  • Page 122

    Index rearmable external alarms ..39 receive operation call with alarms turned on ..39 basic ..........9 private message ...... 86 control head .......5 requesting a dynamic regrouping 76 scan .........26 restore secure ........85 mode priorities ......33 SmartZone site-button .....79 nuisance mode ......

  • Page 123

    Index mode ........12 with scan on ......30 mode in current zone ....13 transmitting ......... 15 mode not in current zone ..13 troubleshooting ......92 power level ......16 trunked volume level ......11 announcement zone ........12 capability ......82 selected-disabled units ....76 initiate ........

  • Page 124

    Index W4 Control Head Foldout ....i W5 Control Head Foldout ....i W7 Control Head Foldout ..105 W9 Control Head Foldout ..105 warranty, standard commercial ...97 Zone down button .......34 zone selection ......12 Zone up button ......34...

  • Page 136

    Motorola, Inc. 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322 MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, and ASTRO are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.

This manual also for:

W5, W4, W9, W7

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