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Motorola Talkabout T280 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s Y o u r N e w R a d i o F e a t u r e s Radio Diagram Auto Power Off Display Light Keypad Lock B a t t e r i e s...
  • Page 3: Y O U R N E W R A D I O

    Y o u r N e w R a d i o Motorola Talkabout radios operate on Family Radio Service (FRS) designated frequencies. This license-free, short range, two-way radio service was established specifically for family and individual recreational use. You can use your radios anywhere within the United States and other areas listed by the FCC.
  • Page 4: B A T T E R I E S

    B a t t e r i e s Your Talkabout radio operates with either a Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery or 3 AA alkaline batteries (battery tray required). The NiMH rechargeable battery will provide approximately 11 hours of operation with normal use. Normal use for the rechargeable battery is approx- imately 0.5 hour transmitting, 0.5 hour receiving and 10 hours of standby or monitoring time.
  • Page 5: N I M H C H A R G E R S

    N i M H C h a r g e r s Your radio will use one of the following types of chargers. Follow the instruc- tions below for the charger that shipped with your radio. To get maximum use from the battery, charge it for at least five hours before you use it for the first time.
  • Page 6: A A A L K A L I N E B A T T E R I E S

    A A A l k a l i n e B a t t e r i e s To operate Talkabout radios with alkaline batteries you’ll need to install the alkaline battery tray. Alkaline batteries will last about 30 hours with normal use.
  • Page 7: Battery Meter

    N o t e : To ensure proper functioning of the Figure 7. battery meter use only the Motorola NiMH rechargeable battery or three AA alkaline batteries. The meter will not work accurately 1. Position the base of the radio in bottom with Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) or rechargeable alkaline AA batteries.
  • Page 8: B E F O R E Y O U C A N T A L K

    The chart on page 30 shows you channel frequencies on which Motorola Family Radio Service (FRS) two-way radios operate. • The radio will return to normal operation mode in 10 seconds or after pressing Push-To-Talk button.
  • Page 9: T O C O M M U N I C A T E

    P u s h - T o - T a l k B u t t o n T o C o m m u n i c a t e 1. Check channel activity by pressing M o n i t o r B u t t o n The Monitor button is used to check activity on current channel before trans- Monitor button or view Channel Busy- mitting.Check channel activity by pressing the Monitor button, you’ll hear...
  • Page 10: F E A T U R E S

    K e y p a d L o c k F e a t u r e s Lock allows you to disable the Scroll, Menu, and Scan buttons so that the radio settings cannot be changed accidentally. A u t o P o w e r O f f Your Talkabout can be programmed to turn itself off after a certain period of inactivity.
  • Page 11: Channel Scan

    S c a n L i s t F e a t u r e s Talkabout TA280 and T289 radios allow you to select which channels are to be scanned by turning them On or OF (off) in the Scan List C h a n n e l S c a n menu.
  • Page 12: H A N D S F R E E U S E

    H a n d s F r e e U s e 1. Press Push-To-Talk button once. The VOX display will disappear. Talkabout radios have built-in Voice Operated Transmission (VOX) capability. 2. To transmit, press Push-To-Talk button on radio. To receive, release the This means the sound of your voice activates transmission when the radio is Push-To-Talk.
  • Page 13: Talk Range

    We’ve also got a selection of cases perfect for all your radio transport needs. radios indoors and in vehicles. Whether it’s an Arm Pack, Belt Case, or Waterproof Bag, Motorola has a great carrying case for you! For information contact place of purchase or call Motorola at: 1 R W H  When using audio accessories, the radio’s volume should be kept at a...
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    Wearing radio close to body such as in a pocket or on a belt will decrease range, change location of radio. If the radio still doesn’t work properly, contact your place of purchase or call Motorola Product Services at:...
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    S a f e t y I n f o r m a t i o n Damaged Antennas The design of your Motorola two-way radio, which generates radio frequency (RF) elec- Do not use the radio with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes in contact with the skin, a minor burn may result.
  • Page 16: Charging Safety Instructions

    Other types of batteries may 8. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Motorola may result in burst, causing personal injury and damage. a risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury.
  • Page 17: Channel Chart

    The channel/frequency and Interference Eliminator Code charts on these pages provide frequency and code compatibility information.These charts are useful when using Talkabout two-way radios with other two-way radios. Channel Frequency Chart Interference Eliminator Code Chart Channel Channel Talkabout Hz Freq 7/7x Talkabout Hz Freq...
  • Page 18: Warranty

    Motorola, Inc. warrants the enclosed product against defects in material and workman- expressly approved by Motorola may void the user’s authority granted by the FCC to ship under normal use and service for one (1) year provided it is returned in accordance operate this radio and should not be made.
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  • Page 20: Call Tone

    4 X L F N 2 S H U D W L R Q 6 X P P D U \ To make it easier for you to learn how to use your two-way radio, we’ve included this quick reference guide to the button functions of your Talkabout &...
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  • Page 22 N o t e s : , Motorola and Talkabout are registered trademarks of Motorola, Inc.

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