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• Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6. Limits of Human Exposure
to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range
from 3 KHz to 300 GHz, 1999
• Australian communications Authority Radiocommunications
Two-Way Radio
(Electromagnetic Radiation—Human Exposure) Standard, 2003
• ANATAL ANNEX to Resolution No. 303 of July 2, 2002 "Regulation of
User's Guide
limitation of exposure to electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic
fields in the radio frequency range between 9 KHz and 300GHz" and
"Attachment to resolution #303 from July 2, 2002"
To assure optimal radio performance and make sure human exposure
to radio frequency electromagnetic energy is within the guidelines set
forth in the above standards, always adhere to the following
Portable Radio Operation and EME Exposure
Antenna Care
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna.
Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage
the radio and may violate FCC regulations.
Do NOT hold the antenna when the radio is "IN USE." Holding the
antenna affects the effective range.
Body-Worn Operation
To maintain compliances with FCC/Health Canada RF exposure
guidelines, if you wear a radio on your body when transmitting, always
place the radio in a Motorola-supplied or approved clip, holder, holster,
case or body harness for this product. Use of non-Motorola-approved
accessories may exceed FCC/Health Canada RF exposure guidelines.
If you do not use one of the Motorola-supplied or approved body-worn
accessories and are not using the radio held in the normal use
Model FV200 Series
position, ensure the radio and its antenna are at least 1 inch (2.5 cm)
from your body when transmitting.
Data Operation
If applicable, when using any data feature of the radio with or without
an accessory cable, position the radio and its antenna at least one
inch (2.5 cm) from the body .
Approved Accessories
For a list of approved Motorola accessories, visit out Web site at
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded, designed or otherwise
configured for electromagnetic compatibility. This device complies with
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
1. This device may not cause harmful interference; and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility conflicts,
turn off your radio in any facility where posted notices instruct you to
do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that is
sensitive to external RF energy.
When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when onboard on aircraft.
Any use of a radio must be in accordance with applicable regulations
per airline crew instructions.
Medical Devices – Pacemakers
The Advanced Medical Technology Association recommends that a
For More Information
minimum separation of 6 inches (15 cm) be maintained between a
handheld wireless radio and a pacemaker. These recommendations are
For further information, you may call Motorola at 1-800-638-5119 (U.S.
consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of
and Canada) or visit us on the Internet at
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
People with pacemakers should:
Safety and General Information
• ALWAYS keep the radio more than 6 inches (15 cm) from their
pacemaker when the radio is turned ON.
Important Information on Safe and Efficient Operation
• Not carry the radio in the breast pocket.
Read This Information Before Using Your Radio.
• Use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for
The information provided in this document supersedes the general
safety information in user guides published prior to December 1, 2002.
• Turn the radio OFF immediately if there is any reason to suspect that
interference is taking place.
Transmit and Receive Procedure
Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To control
Medical Devices – Hearing Aids
your exposure and ensure compliance with the general
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In
population/uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always adhere to
the event of such interference, you may want to consult your hearing
the following procedure:
aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
• Transmit no more than 50% of the time.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer
• To receive calls, release the PTT button.
of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from RF energy.
• To transmit (talk), press the Push to Talk (PTT) button.
Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
Transmitting 50% of the time, or less, is important because the radio
Safety and General Use While Driving
generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting (in
Check the laws and regulations regarding the use of radios in the area
terms of measuring standards compliance).
where you drive, and always obey them. If you do use your radio while
driving, please:
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Your Motorola two-way radio complies with the
• Give full attention to driving and to the road.
following RF energy exposure standards and guidelines:
• Use hands-free operation, if available.
• United States Federal communications Commission, Code of Federal
• Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving
Regulations; 47CFR part 2 sub-part J
conditions so require.
• American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical
Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in the air
and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992
bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a portable
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) C95.1-1999
radio is placed in the air bag deployment area and the air bag inflates,
the radio may be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to
• International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
occupants of the vehicle.
(ICNIRP) 1998
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially qualified should be
used in such areas as "Intrinsically Safe." Do not remove, install or
charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a potentially explosive
atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or
1. Call Tone Button
even death.
Short press sends call tone.
Note: The areas with potentially explosive atmospheres referred to
above include fueling areas such as below decks on boats, fuel or
2. Push to Talk
chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas where the air contains
chemicals or particles (such as grain, dust or metal powders) and any
Push to transmit,
other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle
release to listen.
engine. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often—but not
In Menu mode,
push to confirm
Blasting Caps and Areas
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off your
3. Power/Menu
radio when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in
areas posted "Turn off two-way radios." Obey all signs and instructions.
Long press turns
Operational Cautions
radio on or off.
Short press
Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna. If a damaged
enters Menu
antenna comes into contact with your skin, a minor burn can result.
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as
burns if a conductive material—like jewelry, keys or beaded chains—
touch exposed terminals. The conductive material may complete an
electrical circuit (short circuit) and become quite hot. Exercise care in
handling any charged battery, particularly when placing it inside a
pocket, purse or other container with metal objects.
Battery Charger Safety Instructions:
Save these Instructions
1. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
2. Do not operate or disassemble the charger if it has received a sharp
blow, or has been dropped or damaged in any way.
3. Never alter the AC cord or plug provided with the unit. If the plug will
not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician. An improper condition can result in a risk of electric
4. To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or plug, pull the plug rather
than the cord when disconnecting the charger from the AC receptacle.
Numbers displayed are for
5. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger from the
Channel and Call Tone
outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
6. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Motorola may
result in a risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury.
– Battery Meter
7. Make sure the cord is located so it will not be stepped on, tripped
over or subjected to damage or stress.
– Lock
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary.
Use of an improper extension cord could result in a risk of a fire
and/or electric shock. If an extension cord must be used, make sure
• The pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same number, size
– Scan
and shape as those on the plug of the charger.
• The extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition.
– Call Tone, Keypad Tone
• The cord size is 18 AWG for lengths up to 100 feet, and 16 AWG for
lengths up to 150 feet.
9. The supply cord of this charger cannot be replaced. If the cord is
damaged, call Motorola Product Services at 1-800-353-2729 in the USA
or 1-888-390-6456 TTY (text telephone).
FCC Licensing Information
Your Motorola radio operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
Installing the Batteries:
frequencies and is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Federal
Your radio uses three AAA Alkaline batteries and beeps when the
Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC requires that all operators
batteries are low.
using GMRS frequencies obtain a radio license before operating their
1. Turn the radio off.
equipment. To obtain the FCC forms, please request Form 605 and 159 ,
2. With the back of the radio facing you, use a coin to wedge the
which includes all of the forms and instructions you will need.
battery cover open.
3. Insert three AAA Alkaline batteries as shown on the inside of the
If you wish to have the document faxed or mailed, or if you have
battery compartment.
questions, please use the following contact information:
4. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
For a Fax:
For Mail Service:
If You Have Questions
NOTE: The FV200 model radio can use a NiMH rechargeable battery
Contact the Fax-On
Call the FCC Forms
about the FCC License:
instead of three AAA batteries. A rechargeable battery upgrade kit is
Demand system
Call the FCC
available with the rechargeable version.
1-800-418-FORM (3676)
Installing the NiMH Battery Pack:
1. Turn the radio off.
2. Follow step 2 above to remove the battery cover.
You may also visit the FCC's Web site at
3. Remove the battery pack from the clear plastic bag. DO NOT
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola may void
the user's authority granted by the FCC to operate this radio and should
4. Insert the NiMH battery pack so the "This Side Up" is showing.
not be made. To comply with FCC requirements, transmitter adjustments
5. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
should be made only by or under the supervision of a person certified as
Battery Meter
technically qualified to perform transmitter maintenance and repairs in
The battery icon shows the battery charge level, from full
the provide land mobile and fixed services as certified by an organization
representative of the user of those services. Replacement of any
after releasing PTT. The radio powers off when the voltage drops below
transmitter component (crystal, semiconductor, etc.) not authorized by
a predetermined level to protect the rechargeable battery.
the FCC equipment authorization for this radio could violate FCC rules.
Note: Remove the batteries before storing your radio for extended
Note: Use of this radio outside the country where it was intended to be
periods of time. Batteries corrode over time and may cause permanent
distributed is subject to government regulations and may be prohibited.
damage to your radio.
Low Battery Alert
Control Buttons
In addition to your battery meter showing how much battery power you
have, your radio will beep to alert you to the fact that your batteries
are low.
Recharging NiMH Battery Pack (optional accessory)
4. Plus Button
1. Follow steps 1-5 for installing the NiMH battery pack.
Increases volume
2. Plug the AC power adapter into the AC adapter plug on the side of
(volume level
the radio.
flashes and VOL
3. Plug the AC power adapter into the wall.
In Menu mode,
• The light on AC power adapter will glow continuously when
enables you to
radio/battery is connected.
change the
• When moving between hot and cold temperatures, do not charge the
channel or turn
battery until the battery temperature acclimates (usually about 20
features on or off.
5. Minus Button
• For optimal battery life, unplug the radio from the AC power adapter
within 16 hours.
volume (volume
• When your radio is plugged into the AC power adapter, your radio will
level flashes and
not work.
VOL displays).
In Menu mode,
Turning Your Radio On and Off
enables you to
To turn on, press and hold MENU until a channel number appears
change the
and the radio beeps. To turn off, press and hold MENU until the
channel or to turn
radio beeps and the display goes blank.
features on or off.
Adjusting the Volume
to increase or
flashes and
Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip
Hook the belt clip into the notch at the top of the radio and slide down
until it clicks into place. To remove, press locking tab back and lift up.
Talking and Listening
Display Screen Guide
1. To talk, press and hold
2. When you are finished talking, release
For maximum clarity, hold the radio two to three inches away from your
mouth and speak directly into the microphone. Do not cover the
microphone while talking.
Talk Range
Your radio is designed to maximize performance and improve
transmission range. Do not use the radios closer than five feet apart.
Push to Talk Timeout Timer
To prevent accidental transmissions and save battery life, the radio
emits a continuous warning tone and stops transmitting if you press
for 60 continuous seconds.
– Transmitting
– Receiving
– On/Off for each
– Auto Power On/Off
– Call Tone
(Roger Beep)
Selecting the Channel
The channel is the frequency your radio uses to transmit. Your radio
– Volume
has 22 channels.
1. Briefly press and release MENU . The channel number flashes.
2. Press
to select a channel.
3. Press
to confirm or MENU to continue set up.
Channel Frequency Description Channel Frequency Description
Getting Started
. When the battery is empty, the radio chirps periodically
Setting and Transmitting Call Tones
Your radio has 10 different call tones that you can transmit to other
radios in your group to alert them that you want to talk.
To set a call tone:
1. With the radio on, short press MENU until the
current call tone setting flashes.
2. Press
to change and hear the call tone.
3. Press
to set the new call tone or MENU to continue set up.
To transmit your call tone to other radios set to the same channel as
your radio, press
Note: Setting the call to 0 disables the call tone feature.
Transmitting a Talk Confirmation Tone
You can set your radio to transmit a unique tone when you finish
transmitting. It is like saying "Roger" or "Over" to let others know you
are finished talking.
1. With the radio on, short press MENU until the
current setting On/Off flashes.
2. Press
to turn On or Off.
3. Press
to set the talk confirmation tone or MENU to continue
set up.
Key Tone On/Off
You may enable or disable the speaker key tones. You will hear the key
tone each time a button is pushed.
1. Short press MENU until
appears and the current setting
to decrease the volume. The volume level
On/Off will flash.
2. Press either
to turn On or Off.
3. Press
to confirm or MENU to continue set up.
When the Key Tone Feature is off, the following are not disabled:
• Transmit timeout alert tone;
• Power-down alert tone;
• Low battery alert tone; or
• The transmitted TCT tone.
Auto Power On/Off
Your radio will save power by automatically turning itself off if unused
after a predetermined amount of time.
1. Activate this setting by short pressing MENU until the
The current setting (0, 30, 60, 90) will flash.
2. Press
to set the time to 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes.
3. When you exit Menu mode, the setting timer will begin if you are not
using the radio.
4. The screen shows
5. Press
to confirm or MENU to continue set up.
Scanning Channels
Use scanning to monitor channels for transmissions or to find someone
in your group who has accidentally changed channels.
1. Short press MENU until the
On/Off will flash.
2. Press either
to turn On or Off.
Initial Setup
3. Press
to confirm or MENU to continue set up.
When the radio detects channel activity, it stops scanning and you can
hear the transmission. To respond, press
Advanced Scan
If the radio stops scanning on a channel you do not want to listen to,
briefly press and release
active channel.
Use this feature to see if there is anyone on the channel you have
1. Short press MENU until RX appears.
2. When you finish listening, press
continue set up.
Note: Monitor will time out after five seconds if
Keypad Lock
To avoid accidentally changing your radio settings you can lock your
1. Short press MENU until the
On/Off will flash.
2. Push the
to turn On or Off.
3. The
will be displayed on your screen.
When in lock mode, you cannot adjust the volume but all other
functions work as usual.
Note: To unlock press and hold MENU for a few seconds.
Using Audio Accessories
There are many accessories (sold separately) available for your radio.
For more Information contact the place of purchase.
1. Turn the radio off. Plug the accessory connector into the accessory
2. Turn the radio on. Lower the volume before placing the accessory on
your heador in your ear.
3. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level.
4. To transmit, press
and speak into the accessory microphone,
if any.
5. To receive, release.
appears. The
appears. The
appears. The current setting
within five seconds.
to resume scanning for the next
to confirm or MENU to
or MENU is not
appears. The current setting
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