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Kenwood NEXEDGE NX-700 series Instruction Manual

Nexedge nx-700/800 series vhf/uhf digital transceiver
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NX-800 Series
VHF Digital traNSceiVer/
UHF Digital traNSceiVer

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© B62-2000-00 (K,K2)
09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    NX-700 Series/ NX-800 Series VHF Digital traNSceiVer/ UHF Digital traNSceiVer iNStrUctioN MaNUal ÉMetteUr-rÉcePteUr NUMÉriQUe VHF/ ÉMetteUr-rÉcePteUr NUMÉriQUe UHF MoDe D’eMPloi traNScePtor Digital VHF/ traNScePtor Digital UHF MaNUal De iNStrUccioNeS © B62-2000-00 (K,K2) 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00...
  • Page 2 VHF Digital traNSceiVer/ UHF Digital traNSceiVer NX-700 Series/ NX-800 Series iNStrUctioN MaNUal...
  • Page 3 We are grateful you have chosen Kenwood for your personal moble applcatons. We beleve ths easy-to-use transcever wll provde dependable communcatons to keep personnel operatng at peak effcency. Kenwood transcevers ncorporate the latest n advanced technology. As a result, we feel strongly that you wll be pleased wth the qualty and features of ths product.
  • Page 4 • If an abnormal odor or smoke s detected comng from the transcever, swtch the transcever power off mmedately, and contact your Kenwood dealer. • Use of the transcever whle you are drvng may be aganst traffc laws. Please check and observe the vehcle regulatons n your area.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT ........1 ...............1 upplied cceSSorieS PREPARATION ...................2 ................2 oolS equired ..............2 ower Able onnecTion ...............3 nSTAlling rAnSceiver GETTING ACQUAINTED ..............4 ..................4 ronT Anel .....................5 iSplAy ..................6 Anel PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS ............7 BASIC OPERATIONS ................9 on/oFF ...............9 wiTching ower .
  • Page 6 gpS r ...................19 eporT DTMF (DUAL TONE MULTI FREQUENCY) CALLS ......20 dTmF c ..............20 Aking ..................20 uTodiAl ..................20 TRUNKING CALLS (ANALOG) ............21 ...............21 Aking elephone ............21 eceiving elephone EMERGENCY CALLS ...............22 SCRAMBLER ..................23 ...........23 ecure ncrypTed rAnSmiSSion SIGNALING ..................24 (qT)/ d (dqT) ........24 uieT...
  • Page 7: Unpacking And Checking Equipment

    UNPACKING AND CHECKING EQUIPMENT Note: The following unpacking instructions are for use by your Kenwood dealer, an authorized Kenwood service facility, or the factory. Carefully unpack the transceiver. We recommend that you identify the items listed in the following table before discarding the packing material. If any items are missing or have been damaged during shipment, file a claim with the carrier immediately.
  • Page 8: Preparation

    If your vehicle contains such equipment, consult the dealer for the make of vehicle and enlist his/her aid in determining if they will perform normally while transmitting. Note: The following preparation instructions are for use by your Kenwood dealer, an authorized Kenwood service facility, or the factory.
  • Page 9: Nstalling The Ransceiver

    nSTAlling The rAnSceiver For passenger safety, install the transceiver securely using an optional mounting bracket and screw set so the transceiver will not break loose in the event of a collision. 1 Mark the position of the holes in the dash by using the mounting bracket as a template.
  • Page 10: Getting Acquainted

    GETTING ACQUAINTED ronT Anel yu i o !0 !1 !2 !3 (power) switch Press and hold for approximately  second to switch the transceiver power ON and OFF. Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default setting is Volume Up.
  • Page 11: D Isplay

    Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default setting is Zone Down. Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default setting is Zone Up. Press to activate its programmable function {page 7}. The default setting is None (no function).
  • Page 12: R Ear P Anel

    Indicator Description The number of bars indicates the strength of incoming signals. The antennal plus 3 bars represents a strong signal while only the antenna represents a weak signal. No antenna means no signal is present. On NXDN Trunking channels, the antenna indicator flashes when you are out of range.
  • Page 13: Programmable Functions

    PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTIONS Following is a list of available programmable functions. Please contact your dealer for further details on those functions which have been programmed on your transceiver. Conv: Channels set up for Conventional Operation Trunk: Channels set up for Trunking Operation Available ✓: N/A:...
  • Page 14 Analog NXDN (Digital) Programmable Function Conv LTR Trunk Conv Trunk Horn Alert ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Individual (NXDN) ✓ ✓ Individual + Status (NXDN) ✓ ✓ LCD Brightness ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Maintenance ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Menu ✓ ✓ ✓...
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    BASIC OPERATIONS on/oFF wiTching ower Press and hold the switch for approximately  second to turn the transceiver power ON. Press and hold the switch again to turn the transceiver OFF. ■ Transceiver Password If the transceiver is password protected, “PASSWORD” will appear on the display when the power is turned ON.
  • Page 16: T Ransmitting

    rAnSmiTTing For Trunking channels, refer to “Making Group Calls (Digital)” and “Making Individual Calls (Digital)”, below. 1 Select the desired zone and channel using the Zone Up/ Zone Down or CH/GID Up/ CH/GID Down keys. 2 Press the key programmed as Monitor or Squelch Off to check whether or not the channel is free.
  • Page 17: R Eceiving

    eceiving 1 Select the desired zone and channel using the Zone Up/ Zone Down or CH/GID Up/ CH/GID Down keys. (If the Scan function has been programmed, you can switch it on or off as desired.) 2 When you hear a caller’s voice, readjust the volume as necessary. •...
  • Page 18: Menu Mode

    MENU MODE Many functions on this transceiver are selected or configured through the Menu instead of physical controls. Once you become familiar with the Menu system, you will appreciate the versatility it offers. cceSS 1 Press the key programmed as Menu. 2 Press the keys to select your desired Menu item.
  • Page 19 Menu Description FORCED SEARCH Forced Search GPS POS DISP GPS Position Display mode GROUP Group mode GROUP+STATUS Group + Status mode HOME CH SEL Home CH/GID Select HORN ALERT Horn Alert ON/OFF INDIVIDUAL Individual mode INDIV+STATUS Individual + Status mode LCD BRIGHTNESS LCD Brightness level MONITOR...
  • Page 20: C Haracter E Ntry

    hArAcTer nTry There are 2 methods available for entering characters: ) pressing the keys and 2) using the microphone keypad. When pressing the keys, the displayed character entry cycles through A ~ Z, 0 ~ 9 and a space (default settings). You can also assign a character to an optional key and later press that key to recall the assigned character: A ~ Z, a ~ z, 0 ~ 9, or a space and characters.
  • Page 21: Scan

    SCAN Scan is useful for monitoring signals on the transceiver channels. While scanning, the transceiver checks for a signal on each channel and only stops on a channel if a signal is present. To begin scanning, press the key programmed as Scan. •...
  • Page 22: S Can R Evert

    everT The Scan Revert channel is the channel selected when you press the microphone PTT switch to transmit during scan. Your dealer can program one of the following Scan Revert channels: • Last Called + Selected: The last channel on which you received a call is assigned as the new revert channel.
  • Page 23: Fleetsync: Alphanumeric 2-Way Paging Function

    FleetSync: ALPHANUMERIC 2-WAY PAGING FUNCTION FleetSync is an Alphanumeric 2-way Paging Function, and is a protocol owned by Kenwood Corporation. FleetSync enables a variety of paging functions on your transceiver, some of which depend on dealer programming. Your dealer can set up either FleetSync or FleetSync II on your transceiver.
  • Page 24: Status M Essage

    ■ Identification Codes An ID code is a combination of a 3-digit Fleet number and a 4-digit ID number. Each transceiver must have its own Fleet and ID number. • Enter a Fleet number (00 ~ 349) to make a group call. •...
  • Page 25: S Hort M Essages

    ■ Receiving icon will flash and a calling ID or text message will appear when a Status call is received. Press any key to return to normal operation. ■ Reviewing Messages in the Stack Memory 1 Press the key programmed as Stack, or press and hold the key programmed as Selcall, Status, or Selcall + Status to enter Stack mode.
  • Page 26: Dtmf (Dual Tone Multi Frequency) Calls

    DTMF (DUAL TONE MULTI FREQUENCY) CALLS Note: DTMF calls can be made only in analog Operation. dTmF c Aking A ■ Manual Dialing (Microphone Keypad Only) 1 Press and hold the microphone PTT switch. 2 Enter the desired digits using the microphone keypad. •...
  • Page 27: Trunking Calls (Analog)

    TRUNKING CALLS (ANALOG) Aking A elephone ■ Manual Dialing 1 Select your desired zone and telephone group ID. 2 Press the microphone PTT switch to start the call. 3 Enter your desired number using the microphone keys. ■ Selecting a Number from the List 1 Select your desired zone and telephone group ID.
  • Page 28: Emergency Calls

    EMERGENCY CALLS If your transceiver has been programmed with the Emergency function, you can make emergency calls. Note: Only the key and an optional auxiliary switch, such as an emergency foot switch, can be programmed with the Emergency function. 1 Press and hold the key programmed as Emergency. •...
  • Page 29: Scrambler

    SCRAMBLER Note: Ask your dealer for details concerning the Voice Scrambler board. ecure ncrypTed rAnSmiSSion Press the key programmed as Scrambler/ Encryption, or access the Scrambler function through the Menu {page 2}, to switch the transceiver to secure (encrypted) transmission. •...
  • Page 30: Signaling

    SIGNALING (qT)/ d (dqT) uieT igiTAl uieT Your dealer may have programmed QT or DQT signaling on your transceiver channels. A QT tone/ DQT code is a sub-audible tone/code which allows you to ignore (not hear) calls from other parties who are using the same channel. When a channel is set up with a QT tone or DQT code, squelch will only open when a call containing a matching tone or code is received.
  • Page 31: Adio A Ccess N Umber (Ran)

    (rAn) Adio cceSS umber RAN is a new signaling system designed only for digital radio communications. The operation is the same as the analog QT/ DQT signaling. When a channel is set up with a RAN, squelch will only open when a call containing a matching RAN is received.
  • Page 32: Advanced Operations

    ADVANCED OPERATIONS lock If activated by your dealer, your transceiver can track the time with its built- in clock. The time will display momentarily when the transceiver power is turned ON. Additionally, you can view the clock any time by pressing the key programmed as Clock.
  • Page 33: P Ublic A Ddress (Pa)

    (pA) ublic ddreSS To use the Public Address system, your dealer must install an optional unit and an external speaker. This function causes all audio input via the microphone to be amplified and output through the external speaker. To use the PA system: 1 Press the key programmed as Public Address or access the Public Address function through the Menu {page 2} •...
  • Page 34: Background Operations

    BACKGROUND OPERATIONS Your dealer can activate a variety of transceiver functions to perform without any additional operation on your part. (ToT) imer The Time-out Timer is used to prevent any caller from using a channel for an extended period of time. If you continuously transmit for a period of time that exceeds the programmed time, the transceiver will stop transmitting and an alert tone will sound.
  • Page 35: Usy Hannel Ockout (Bcl)

    (bcl) hAnnel ockouT On Conventional channels, if BCL is set up by your dealer, you will be unable to transmit on the channel if it is already in use. Under these circumstances, use a different channel or wait until the channel becomes free. However, if BCL Override has also been programmed, you can transmit over the current signal: 1 Press and hold the microphone PTT switch.
  • Page 36: Vgs-1 Optional Voice Guide & Storage Unit

    VGS-1 OPTIONAL VOICE GUIDE & STORAGE UNIT When using the optional VGS- voice guide & storage unit, you gain access to the voice recorder and voice announcement functions. Ask your dealer for details. oice ecorder The voice recorder provides you with an auto recorder to record your conversations and a voice memo function to create voice memos.
  • Page 37: Oice G Uide

    ■ Auto Reply Message You can set the transceiver to automatically respond to Individual Calls (while using FleetSync/NXDN): 1 Press the key programmed as Auto Reply Message to enter Auto Reply Message mode. • The icon appears on the display. 2 When you receive an Individual Call, Auto Reply will begin after waiting for 3 seconds, the transceiver will send an automatic response to the caller, and “GREETING”...

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