Motorola APX 4000 Manual
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Franklin Regional Council of Governments
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Interoperable Radio System
MOTOROLA APX 4000 / 6000
Portable Radio Guide


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  • Page 1 FRCOG/CoMIRS Franklin Regional Council of Governments Commonwealth of Massachusetts Interoperable Radio System _________________________________________________________________________ MOTOROLA APX 4000 / 6000 Portable Radio Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SECTION PAGE Motorola APX Portable Radio Overview APX 6000 Nomenclature-FRONT Illustration APX 6000 Nomenclature-REAR Illustration APX 4000/6000 Nomenclature Illustration Descriptions Front APX 4000/6000 Nomenclature Illustration Descriptions Rear Battery Installation/Removal On/Off Knob / Volume Control Keypad Lock (APX 6000 only) Mode Knob...
  • Page 3 This document may contain material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the manufacturer but is considered Fair Use for the purposes of not-for-profit education and training, per section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. Motorola is a registered trademark of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 4: Motorola Apx Portable Radio Overview

    There are four types of portable radios that can utilize the system as it stands today. Two Kenwood Viking models and two Motorola models. This guide deals with the two Motorola models: the APX 4000 and the APX 6000 portable radios. The APX 6000 can be upgraded to a multiband radio (APX 8000) but will not be discussed in this guide.
  • Page 5: Apx 6000 Nomenclature-Front Illustration

    APX 6000 Nomenclature—FRONT This illustration represents a Model 3 radio (keypad). In general, functionality is the same between the Model 2.5 and Model 3.
  • Page 6: Apx 6000 Nomenclature-Rear Illustration

    APX 6000 Nomenclature—REAR This illustration represents a Model 3 radio (keypad). In general, functionality is the same between the Model 2.5 and Model 3.
  • Page 7: Apx 4000/6000 Nomenclature Illustration Descriptions Front

    DESCRIPTION NUMBER DESCRIPTION Antenna Battery Latch APX 6000 APX 4000 has battery latch on bottom of battery. Multi-Color LED Keypad (Model 3 Only) Emergency Button Computer Icon / “Future Use” At least 1 second push to activate. At least 2 second push to reset...
  • Page 8: Apx 4000/6000 Nomenclature Illustration Descriptions Rear

    APX 6000 only Two-Dot Button Mode Knob Short push = Light on/off Talk-group select knob (channel select) APX 6000 only Long push = top screen flip Battery Latch APX 6000 APX 4000 has battery latch on bottom of battery. Battery...
  • Page 9: Battery Installation/Removal

    USING THE APX PORTABLE RADIO BATTERY: The APX 4000 & APX 6000 can accept a variety of different rechargeable batteries. Prior to replacing a battery, it is essential that the radio be turned off. If the radio is powered up when the battery is removed, it could damage the radio.
  • Page 10: On/Off Knob / Volume Control

    ON / OFF & VOLUME CONTROL: The large knob located on top of the radio opposite of the antenna is used to turn the radio on or off. A “click” will be felt when the knob has been rotated far enough to either power the radio up or turn it off.
  • Page 11: Mode Knob

    MODE KNOB The sixteen-position knob on top of the APX portable radio is called the mode knob or “selector.” It primarily functions to change back-and-forth between talk-groups within a particular zone. MODE KNOB The white line running down the side of the mode knob tells you what particular number the knob is currently set to;...
  • Page 12: Emergency Button

    EMERGENCY BUTTON: On radios that have the necessary equipment on the dispatch side, the large orange button on the top of the radio is programmed as the emergency button. Some APX shoulder microphones also have a similar orange button on them that functions the same way. Pressing this button, a single time, for at least one second activates an emergency alert that only you and your dispatcher are aware of.
  • Page 13: Scan On/Off, Scan List Edit Button

    SCAN ON/OFF, SCAN EDIT BUTTON: On the side of the radio near the top, is a large purple button. This button has two functions. A short push turns the scan function on and off. A long push enters the scan edit mode. See page 18 for information on building and editing a scan list FC ZONE A DG FIRE 1...
  • Page 14: One-Dot Button

    One-Dot Button Two-Dot Button (Short Press) (Short Press) Nuisance delete Backlight on / off One-Dot Button (Long Press) Two-Dot Button (Long Press) No Function Flip top display APX 6000 only No function on APX 4000...
  • Page 15: Menu Select Buttons

    MENU SELECT, HOME, AND 4-WAY NAVIGATION BUTTONS: On the front of the radio, immediately below the main display, are a series of buttons. The first set consists of three small buttons, each with a dot or series of dots. These buttons are called the menu select buttons and correspond to the menu option the screen above them is showing.
  • Page 16: Main Display Screen & Icons

    MAIN DISPLAY: The APX 4000 / 6000 has a color LCD display on the front of the radio. The main display is how the radio shows you, at a glance, how your radio is operating and setup. The example to the right only shows some of the more commonly seen icons;...
  • Page 17: Top Display Screen & Icons

    TOP DISPLAY: In addition to the large color display on the front of the radio, the APX 6000 also have a smaller monochromatic display on the top of the radio. This small display is observable to the user when the radio is worn on the duty belt and can eliminate the need to remove the radio from its holster to change talk-groups or setting.
  • Page 18: 4-Way Navigation Buttons

    CHANGING THE ZONE & TALKGROUP: To change the zone, look at the display. If the “ZnDn” “Zone” and “ZnUp” does not appear in the menu selections on the ZnDn Zone ZnUp bottom of the display either use the navigation buttons MENU to scroll until they appear or simply hit the Home button.
  • Page 19: Building A Scan List & Scanning

    BUILDING A SCAN LIST & SCANNING: The APX 4000/6000portable radio is capable of scanning Rcnt ScnL other talk-groups in addition to the talk-group your radio is tuned to. In order for the radio to scan, it requires you build a scan list. While it is possible to select a number of...
  • Page 20: Using Gps

    USING GPS: Zone Info Some APX 4000/6000 radios have a GPS feature built into the radio. It communicates with the GPS system using the radio’s antenna. To access your latitude and longitude Menu from the radio, use the 4-way navigation button to scroll Select over until “Loc”...
  • Page 21: Clock, Profile, & Battery Screens

    CLOCK, PROFILE, & BATTERY: The APX 4000/6000 allows the user to change the day, date, and time of the radio. For instance, users can opt to use a 12hr clock or a 24hr clock. This option is selected by pressing the menu select buttons under the “Clck” tab on the radio’s menu bar.
  • Page 22: Pairing A Bluetooth Device

    PAIRING A BLUETOOTH DEVICE: If the feature is enabled and the radio possesses the proper internal hardware, the APX 4000/6000 radio is capable of wirelessly connecting with Bluetooth devices such as speakers and shoulder or bone microphones. To enable a Bluetooth device, press the menu select button under “BT”...
  • Page 23: Tones You May Hear

    SOME OF THE TONES YOU MAY HEAR: The APX 4000/6000 portable radios use various tones or sounds to keep you informed of how the radio is operating and if there is a problem. Some you will hear everyday (such as the channel grant), and some you may never hear (such as the system busy tone).
  • Page 24: Battery Care / Impres Charging Lights

    CHARGING AND CARING FOR YOUR BATTERY: The APX 4000/6000 portable radios are designed to use Motorola IMPRES batteries. IMPRES batteries contain a chip that communicates with the IMPRES charger; this batteries are considered “smart” as they know when they need to be reconditioned.

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