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S a f e t y I n f o r m a t i o n
The design of your Motorola two-way radio, which generates radio frequency (RF) elec-
tromagnetic energy (EME), is designed to comply with the following national and inter-
national standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human beings to radio
frequency electromagnetic energy:
• FCC Report and Order FCC 96-326 (August, 1996)
• American National Standards Institute (C95-1 - 1992)
• National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP - 1986)
• International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNRP - 1986)
• European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
-Env. 50166 - 1 1995E - Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Low Frequency
(0 Hz to 10 kHz)
-Env. 50166 - 2 1995E - Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields High Frequency
(10 kHz to 300 kHz)
-Proceeding of SC211/8 1996 - Safety Considerations for Human Exposure to
E.M.F's from Mobile Telecommunications Equipment (M.T.E.) in the Frequency
Range 30 MHz - 6 GHz (E.M.F.-Electromagnetic Fields)
To assure optimal radio performance and to ensure that exposure to RF energy is within
the guidelines in the above standards, the following operating procedures should be
• When transmitting with a two-way portable radio, hold radio in
a vertical position with its microphone 2-3 inches (5.0 to 7.5
cm) away from your mouth.
• Keep antenna at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) from your head and
• If you wear a portable radio on your body, ensure that the
antenna is at least one inch (2.5 cm) from your body when
Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inad-
equately shielded, designed or otherwise configured for electromagnetic compatibility.
• Turn your radio OFF in any facilities where posted notices instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that is sensitive to
external RF energy.
• Turn your radio off when on board aircraft when instructed to do so. Any use of the
radio must be in accordance with airline regulations or crew instructions.
Damaged Antennas
Do not use the radio with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes in
contact with the skin, a minor burn may result.
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily, injury or burns if a
conductive material such as jewelry, keys or beaded chains touches exposed
terminals. The 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.
For Vehicles With an Air Bag
Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in the air bag deployment
area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a portable 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 occupants of vehicle.
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Turn your radio OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere,
unless it is a type especially qualified for such use (for example, Factory Mutual
Approved). Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily
injury or even death.
Do not replace or charge batteries in a potentially explosive atmosphere. Contact
sparking may occur while installing or removing batteries and cause an explosion.
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn your radio OFF near
electrical blasting caps or in a "blasting area" or in areas posted: "Turn off two-way
radio". Obey all signs and instructions.
Note: Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often, but not always,
clearly marked. They include fuelling areas such as below deck on boats, fuel or
chemical transfer or storage facilities; areas where the air contains chemicals or
particles, such as grain, dust, or metal powders; and any other area where you
would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.


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