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UTILIZATION OF COMPANY HANDIE-TALKIE
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EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION AND ASSIGNMENTS..............................................20
5.
MAINTENANCE OF PORTABLE RADIOS................................................................20
6.
MISSING, LOST OR STOLEN PORTABLE RADIOS................................................22
7.
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HT Batteries and Chargers
2
Fire Dispatch Backup Zone
3
Encryption - Tactical/Dispatch Channels
4
Spare Radio Procedures
5
Setting Clock/Time of Day
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Color Coded Radios APX8000XE

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ADDENDA
COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL
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CHAPTER 11
July 17, 2019

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    MAINTENANCE OF PORTABLE RADIOS..............20 MISSING, LOST OR STOLEN PORTABLE RADIOS..........22 RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CHALLENGES, INTERFERENCE AND DEADSPOTS ..22 ADDENDA HT Batteries and Chargers Fire Dispatch Backup Zone Encryption - Tactical/Dispatch Channels Spare Radio Procedures Setting Clock/Time of Day Color Coded Radios APX8000XE...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    The Department has purchased the Motorola APX8000XE radio. This multi-band radio will provide access to every mode of voice radio communications currently used by the FDNY. The APX8000XE portable radio can communicate on VHF, UHF & 700/800 MHz. The multi-band capability greatly enhances the department’s efficiency, increases intra and interoperability and overall safety of our members.
  • Page 3: Description And Use Of Handie

    July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Figure 1 DESCRIPTION AND USE OF HT Motorola APX8000XE comes equipped with the following:  2 Watt and 5 Watt output  7" multi-band antenna  Lithium-ion rechargeable battery  Carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap ...
  • Page 4 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Two Displays 2.2.1 Main Display Fig 2 2.2.2 Main Display Features (Fig. 2) Full color display, 4 lines of text up to 14 characters per line. A. Clock/Time of Day: Is only the time set on that HT and may not be accurate. (See Add.
  • Page 5 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 2.2.3 Front Controls Fig 3 A. Mic is located to the left above the main display. B. Menu/Select buttons  Single Dot: Zone - Enables changing zones.  Double Dot: Rcnt - (Recent) allows access to list of last 15 IDs received. ...
  • Page 6 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 2.2.4 Top Display Fig 4 11-5...
  • Page 7 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 2.2.5 Top Controls Fig 5 A. ON/OFF Volume Control Knob: Radio ON: Rotate knob clockwise until a click is heard or felt. The radio will go through a power-up self-test. If the power-up test is successful, a splash screen will appear on the radio display followed by the Home screen returning to last channel and zone selected when radio was on.
  • Page 8 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 E. Transmit/Receive LED: Illuminates red light when transmitting and amber when receiving. Solid Red - HT is transmitting. Blinking Red (while transmitting) - HT transmitting at low battery condition. Blinking Red (while not transmitting) - HT is in Emergency Mode. Solid Amber - Receiving transmission.
  • Page 9 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Side Buttons Fig 6 A. Squelch Button: (Purple) Depressing the squelch button momentarily opens the internal squelch of the radio for the duration of button actuation. B. Push To Talk (PTT) Button: Allows radio transmissions. C.
  • Page 10 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Zone Selection: The HT is provided with various zones. Each zone is a grouping of 16 channels. To change zones, the following steps provide easy access to any channel/zone desired: Fig 7 Note: The additional channels, zones and frequencies are an enhancement to FDNY communications.
  • Page 11 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 XE500 Remote Speaker Mic (RSM) Fig 8 Fig 9 11-10...
  • Page 12 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 A. Emergency Alert Button (EAB): Emergency alert button is used to activate emergency alert and has protective ring to reduce inadvertent Emergency alert activations. B. LED light on top is transmit/receive indicator: Solid Red - HT is transmitting. Blinking Red (while transmitting) - HT transmitting at low battery condition.
  • Page 13: Special Features

    COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 SPECIAL FEATURES Water Resistance The radio and the RSM are designed to be water resistant. Water resistance is highly dependent on proper use/connection and condition of the radio seal elements. Therefore, the radio should not be subject to unwarranted or casual submersion outside the function of firefighting or routine maintenance.
  • Page 14 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Emergency Alerts (EA): Depressing Emergency Alert Button (EAB) until EA is activated, approximately 1 second, will cause the following actions. 3.5.1 Emergency Alert Activation: Activation of the EA will cause the following actions on the members HT who depressed EAB.
  • Page 15 EA. This signal alerts members of a Mayday or Urgent situation. There are two types of alert tones; Impolite and Polite. The APX8000XE transmits One (1)-Impolite and Two (2)- Polite Alerts. Impolite Alert - An impolite call is when the radio sends a transmission even when the channel is busy with other radio traffic, however it will NOT preempt any ongoing transmissions.
  • Page 16 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 3.5.2 Emergency Alerts Received Activation of the EA will cause the following actions on the HTs that are receiving the EA. Fig 12 11-15...
  • Page 17 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 3.5.2.1 Transmissions received from member transmitting EA. Emergency Call: Whenever a member who has transmitted an EA depresses the PTT button, members receiving such a transmission will observe Orange band with Emergency call appearing on Main display with Unit and Position.
  • Page 18 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 3.5.3 Recall Emergency Alert (EA) and Recent transmissions. The IDs of the last 15 received transmissions (Recent Calls List) can be viewed in the following manner. Fig 13 11-17...
  • Page 19 Member may confirm current channel they are on by depressing channel annunciation button on RSM just beneath the PTT button or the double square side button on the radio. Batteries: The APX 8000XE utilizes a Motorola Impres 2 lithium ion battery. 3.8.1 Removing battery: Fig 14 11-18...
  • Page 20 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 3.8.2 Replacing Battery: Fig 15 11-19...
  • Page 21: Equipment Distribution And Assignments

    COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION AND ASSIGNMENTS The following shows the Alphanumeric designation as well as the 7 digit numeric ID for typical Units and Positions. Alphanumeric ID of HT will appear on main/top display and will also be displayed on screen of member receiving transmissions.
  • Page 22 COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 Decontamination: Adhere to CFR-D manual Chapter 3 Section 15.6. Functional Check, Inspection and Maintenance of the HT: including but not limited to radio, antenna, battery, RSM and cord shall be made (see Fig. 16): ...
  • Page 23: Missing, Lost Or Stolen Portable Radios

    COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL July 17, 2019 CHAPTER 11 MISSING, LOST OR STOLEN PORTABLE RADIOS As soon as a HT is discovered missing, it is imperative that the Officer on duty immediately make the following notifications: 6.1.1 Radio Shop via email, radioshop@fdny.nyc.gov 6.1.2 FDOC via email, FDOC@fdny.nyc.gov, and telephone 718-999-7900.