Motorola W4 User Manual

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    ASTRO ® ® Digital Spectra Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9 Mobile Radios User Guide...

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    1 Press Dir (Direct). The Dir indicator lights. and Digital Spectra Plus 2 Press Dir again to return to repeater operation. Rotate the Vol (Volume) knob clockwise. W4 Mobile Radio Activate Scan Set the Volume and Squelch Quick Reference Card 1 Press Scan to start a scan.

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    Send an Emergency Alarm or Call Alarm Type Indications/Actions 2 If the receiving unit answers, press the PTT button to identify yourself and proceed with your call. Alarm and Call After ACK RCVD (see Non-Silent Alarm Press the emergency actuator (Emer button, above) is displayed, the radio has footswitch, hidden pushbutton) to begin an priority voice-channel access.

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    Select a Zone/Mode (Optional) Select a Key Index DISPLAY AND LIGHT INDICATORS Display/Light Meaning 1 Press and hold the D button until a tone sounds. 1 Press the Zone Up button or Zone Down button to scroll to the desired zone. BUSY light on Displayed conventional mode has 2 Turn the Mode knob to scroll to INDX SEL .

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    ALERT TONES ALERT TONES (Continued) Type of Tone Name Explanation Type of Tone Name Explanation 1 Low-Pitched Invalid Key Feature button 3 Short High- Automatic Call Channel is available Tone Alert pressed is not valid Tones (after Back or Talk for previously in selected mode, or requesting a...

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    ® ® BASIC OPERATION Transmit (Conventional Modes) ASTRO Digital Spectra Turn the Radio On and Off 1 Press Dir (Direct). The Dir indicator lights. and Digital Spectra Plus 2 Press Dir again to return to repeater operation. Press the PWR button once. W5 Mobile Radio Activate Scan Set the Volume and Squelch...

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    Send an Emergency Alarm or Call Alarm Type Indications/Actions 2 If the receiving unit answers, press the PTT button to identify yourself and proceed with your call. Alarm and Call After ACK RCVD (see Non-Silent Alarm Press the emergency actuator (Emer button, above) is displayed, the radio has footswitch, hidden pushbutton) to begin an emergency priority voice-channel access.

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    Select a Zone/Mode (Optional) Select a Key Index DISPLAY AND LIGHT INDICATORS Display/Light Meaning 1 Press and hold the D button until a tone sounds. 1 Press the Zone Up button or Zone Down button to scroll to the desired zone. BUSY light on Displayed conventional mode has 2 Press the Mode rocker switch to scroll to INDX SEL .

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    ALERT TONES ALERT TONES (Continued) Type of Tone Name Explanation Type of Tone Name Explanation 1 Low-Pitched Invalid Key Feature button 3 Short High- Automatic Call Channel is available Tone Alert pressed is not valid Tones (after Back or Talk for previously in selected mode, or requesting a...

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    ® ® BASIC OPERATION Transmit (Conventional Modes) ASTRO Digital Spectra Turn the Radio On and Off 1 Press Dir (Direct). The Dir indicator lights. and Digital Spectra Plus 2 Press Dir again to return to repeater operation. Press the PWR button once. W7 Mobile Radio Activate Scan Set the Volume and Squelch...

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    Select Scan Mode Priority Send a Direct-Entry Enhanced Private Alarm Type Indications/Actions Conversation Call Call (Trunked A tone sounds and the display flashes 1 Press the Sel button as indicated in the table above Modes only) EMERGNCY . to designate up to two modes as priorities. 1 Press Sel or the PTT button.

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    Answer a Call Alert Page View the Current Site 5 Press Sel to select the key. Press Ste momentarily. If the radio is scanning for a Four tones sound and PAGE RCV flashes on the 6 Press HOME or the PTT button to quit. new site, SCANNING is displayed.

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    DISPLAY AND LIGHT INDICATORS ALERT TONES ALERT TONES (Continued) Display/Light Meaning Type of Tone Name Explanation Type of Tone Name Explanation BUSY light on Displayed conventional mode has 1 Low-Pitched Invalid Key Feature button Low-Pitched Talk Prohibit/ Out of trunked radio activity on it, or selected trunked Tone Alert...

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    ® ® BASIC OPERATION Transmit (Conventional Modes) ASTRO Digital Spectra Turn the Radio On and Off 1 Press Dir (Direct). The Dir indicator lights. and Digital Spectra Plus 2 Press Dir again to return to repeater operation. Slide the power switch on the bottom of the control W9 Mobile Radio unit to the left.

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    Answer a Phone Call in Trunked Modes Initiate a Call Alert Page 3 Press Sel or the PTT button to send the transmission. The display flashes the PLEASE WAIT When a call is received, ringing tones are heard from 1 Press the Page button. until the dispatcher acknowledges, at which time alert the speaker, and PHONE is displayed.

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    Request Dynamic Regrouping Select Secure Mode Erase an Encryption Key (Single-Key Option Only) Press and release the D button. The D indicator Press Rpgm. A central acknowledgement tone sounds and RPGM RQST is displayed while the request lights up. 1 Press and hold the D button until a tone sounds. The is being processed.

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    DISPLAY AND LIGHT INDICATORS ALERT TONES Message Meaning Type of Tone Name Explanation BUSY light on Displayed conventional mode has 1 Low-Pitched Invalid Key Feature button activity on it, or selected trunked Tone Alert pressed is not valid system is currently busy. Wait for in selected mode, or callback.

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    ® ASTRO ® Digital Spectra Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9 Mobile Radios User Guide Motorola, Inc. 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33322 6881090C62-C...

  • Page 20: Declaration Of Conformity

    This declaration is applicable to your radio only if your radio is labeled with the FCC logo shown below. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Per FCC CFR 47 Part 2 Section 2.1077(a) Responsible Party Name: Motorola, Inc. Address: 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard Plantation, FL 33322 USA Phone Number: 1-888-567-7347 Hereby declares that the product:...

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    Accordingly, any copyrighted Motorola computer programs contained in the Motorola products described in this manual may not be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse-engineered, or distributed in ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Motorola. Furthermore, the purchase of Motorola products shall not be deemed to grant either directly or by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license under the copyrights, patents or patent applications of Motorola, except for the normal non- exclusive license to use that arises by operation of law in the sale of a product.

  • Page 23

    Information appearing on the radio’s display is shown using the special display font. Menu items (softkeys) are similar to the way they PHONE appear on the radio’s display. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Notes...

  • Page 25: Table Of Contents

    Emergency Call and Alarm ............. 25 Emergency Call ................ 25 Initiate an Emergency Alarm ............ 26 Initiate an Emergency Call ............27 Initiate an Emergency Call and Alarm ........29 ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 26: Table Of Contents

    Contents Initiate a Silent Emergency Alarm ..........31 Special Considerations for Emergencies ........32 Scan Operation ................33 Turn On Scan ................34 Turn Scan On While Disregarding the Squelch Code (Conventional Modes Only) ...........36 View a Scan List ...............38 Transmit While Scan Is On ............40 Temporarily Delete a Nuisance Mode With Scan On (W7 and W9 Models Only) .............42 Restore a Nuisance Mode (W7 and W9 Models Only) .....43...

  • Page 27: Table Of Contents

    Transmit a Private Message ............123 System Considerations ..............123 Loss Indication ................124 Select an Encryption Key (Conventional Only) ......124 Select an Encryption Index (Conventional Only) ......127 ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 28: Table Of Contents

    Limited Warranty ................135 MOTOROLA COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS ......135 Index ........139...

  • Page 29: Introduction

    ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus voice radios and data terminals can access the same channel without interfering with each other. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 30

    LOGO BLACK / FLASHport BLACK Your ASTRO Digital Spectra or Digital Spectra Plus radio utilizes Motorola’s revolutionary FLASHport™ technology. This allows your radio’s capabilities to be flexible, because FLASHport makes it possible to add software that drives these capabilities both at the time of purchase and later on.

  • Page 31: Identifying Your Radio

    XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Has the keys and keypad that Phon Lock the W7 model has, but has an 11-digit display. Mode Home ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 32: Control Head Operation

    Introduction Control Head Operation Your advanced control head is Model W4 DESCRIPTION designed for ease of use and ASTRO Mo HOME SCAN Control Head flexibility of feature control. ILLUSTRATOR DATE Phon Scan Call Home Before operating the radio, Mode Volume...

  • Page 33: Status Display, Alert Tones

    Single, high- Central Indicates that a Call Alert, pitched tone Acknowledge emergency alarm, reprogram request, or status/message transmission has been received by the system’s central controller. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Introduction Tone Type Name Description Four high- Mobile Unit Indicate that a Call Alert page has pitched Acknowledge been received by the intended tones unit, or the emergency alarm, reprogram request, or status/ message transmission has been acknowledged by the intended dispatcher.

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    (with TX Clear Alert Tones enabled). ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Introduction Tone Type Name Description Single, low- Invalid Key Indicates that you tried to make an pitched tone invalid key press, or that an emergency alarm, reprogram request, or status/message was not acknowledged. Unique Dynamic Indicates that a dynamic ID is chirping Reprogram- assigned.

  • Page 37: Basic Operating Procedures, Turn On The Radio

    TRANSMIT INDICATOR DIMMER The radio then checks itself XMIT BUSY for problems. Scan Emer Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE VOLUME HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 38

    Basic Operating Procedures Note: If FL##/## (W4,W5,W7) or FAIL ##/## (W9) appears in the display, the radio will not function until the condition has been corrected. If ER##/## (W4,W5,W7) or ERROR ##/## (W9) appears, some non-critical data has been changed. If either of these displays appear, if the display goes blank, or if the unit appears to be locked up, refer to “Troubleshooting”...

  • Page 39: Set The Volume

    DIMMER sound level increases (or decreases) to the desired XMIT BUSY Scan Emer Srch Call Page Rpgm Site level. Phon Lock Mode Home MODE VOLUME HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 40: Adjust Display Brightness

    Basic Operating Procedures Adjust Display Brightness Press the dimmer button Model W4 (Dim on W4, or DIM on W5, TRANSMIT HOME INDICATOR MONITOR W6, and W7) to change the Phon Scan Call Home display brightness to one of Mode Volume...

  • Page 41: Select A Zone Or Mode

    Select a Zone or Mode A zone is a grouping of modes. A mode is a group of characteristics such as transmit/receive frequencies, Private-Line™ codes, radio parameters, and an alphanumeric name. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 42: Select Or Change A Zone

    Basic Operating Procedures Select or Change a Zone Press the (Zone up) but- Model W4 ton or (Zone down) button. ZONE ZONE DOWN Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume XMIT BUSY Model W5 ZONE ZONE DOWN Mode Scan Call XMIT...

  • Page 43: Select Or Change A Mode In The Current Zone

    MONITOR BUSY INDICATOR Model W9 BUSY INDICATOR TRANSMIT INDICATOR DIMMER XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home VOLUME MODE HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 44: Select Or Change To A Mode Not In The Current Zone

    Srch Call Site Phon Lock Mode Home Do one of the following: • Model W4: Turn the Mode knob to select the desired mode. • Models W5, W7, and W9: Press the Mode rocker switch to select the desired mode.

  • Page 45: Select The Home Mode

    MONITOR BUSY INDICATOR Model W9 BUSY INDICATOR TRANSMIT INDICATOR DIMMER XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE VOLUME HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 46: Transmit (conventional Modes Only), Transmit (trunked Modes Only)

    Basic Operating Procedures Transmit (Conventional Modes Only) Lift the microphone off-hook, and listen for activity on that mode. If you hear no activity, press and hold the microphone PTT button. Transmit (Trunked Modes Only) Lift the microphone off-hook, and press the microphone PTT button.

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    Release the PTT button and try again when the vehicle is driven within range of the system. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 48: Select Transmit Power Level

    The L PWR button lets you select (toggle) the transmit power level. Press the L PWR button. The display momentarily shows LOW PWR or HIGH PWR (W4, W5, W7), or LOW POWER or HIGH POWER (W9) to indicate the transmit power level selected.

  • Page 49: Monitor Conventional Mode Activity

    MONITOR BUSY INDICATOR Model W9 BUSY INDICATOR TRANSMIT INDICATOR DIMMER XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home VOLUME MODE HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 50: Adjust The Squelch Level

    Basic Operating Procedures Adjust the Squelch Level Choose one of the following: Model W4 TRANSMIT • Models W4, W5, and W7: HOME INDICATOR MONITOR Press and hold the Mon Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume button XMIT BUSY SQL XX is displayed,...

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    MONITOR BUSY INDICATOR Model W9 BUSY INDICATOR TRANSMIT INDICATOR DIMMER XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE VOLUME HOME SQUELCH ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    Basic Operating Procedures Notes...

  • Page 53: General Radio Features, Emergency Call And Alarm, Emergency Call

    A radio configured for SmartZone operation displays EMER RCV whenever it receives an emergency call. The display alternates with the selected-mode display as long as the radio is unmuted to the emergency call. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 54: Initiate An Emergency Alarm

    A tone sounds and the dis- Emer Phon Scan Call Home play alternates EMERGNCY Mode Volume XMIT (W4, W5, W7) or EMERGENCY BUSY (W9) with the current zone/ channel. Model W5 EMERGENCY For trunking modes, a high- Mode Emer Phon...

  • Page 55: Initiate An Emergency Call

    MAEPF 23182 A Model W9 EMERGENCY XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home Press the PTT button and announce your emergency. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    General Radio Features After completing the emergency call, press and hold the emergency button until a tone sounds. The alternating EMERGNCY (W4, W5, W7) or EMERGENCY (W9) display disappears, and the radio returns to normal operation.

  • Page 57: Initiate An Emergency Call And Alarm

    ACK RCVD display. XMIT BUSY Scan Emer Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home Press the PTT button and announce your emergency. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

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    The alternating EMERGNCY (W4, W5, W7) or EMERGENCY (W9) display disappears, and the radio returns to normal operation. Note: Turning the radio off also cancels the emergency state.

  • Page 59: Initiate A Silent Emergency Alarm

    Note: If silent emergency alarm is used with emergency call, pressing the PTT button exits the silent mode and initiates the emergency call. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 60: Special Considerations For Emergencies

    • If you press the emergency button, then change to a mode that has no emergency capability, a NO EMERG (W4, W5, W7) or NO EMERGNCY (W9) display alternates with the mode name display, and a continuous low-pitched tone sounds until a valid emergency mode is selected or until the emergency is cancelled.

  • Page 61: Scan Operation

    Scan lists stay in memory when you turn scan off, turn the radio off, or disconnect the radio from the battery. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 62: Turn On Scan

    General Radio Features Turn On Scan Press the Scan button Model W4 momentarily on a non- SCAN SELECT HOME MONITOR autoscan mode to start scan- ning. Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume XMIT BUSY The Scan indicator lights and a list of modes is scanned for...

  • Page 63

    Priority Monitor and Conventional scan types only). A blinking PRI indicator means that the active mode is the priority 1 member of the scan list (Trunking Priority Monitor and Conventional scan types only). ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 64

    Turn Scan On While Disregarding the Squelch Code (Conventional Modes Only) Choose one of the following: Model W4 TRANSMIT HOME INDICATOR MONITOR • Models W4, W5, and W7: Press the Mon button Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume momentarily. The brief MON...

  • Page 65

    Respond to these types of calls as you would normally on the selected mode. However, when scanning different modes while in talkgroup scan, incoming Private Conversation/Call Alert calls may be missed. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 66: View A Scan List

    General Radio Features View a Scan List Press and hold the Scan Model W4 button until the Scan POWER TRANSMIT ON/OFF MODE INDICATOR indicator blinks and a beep is heard. Mode Phon Scan Call VOLUME XMIT BUSY DIMMER HOME The radio suspends...

  • Page 67

    Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME DELETE RECALL NON-PRIORITY SQUELCH INDICATOR Press the HOME or Scan button momentarily to exit the scan list and resume scanning. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 68: Transmit While Scan Is On

    General Radio Features Transmit While Scan Is On Radio Programmed for Talkback Scan Press the microphone PTT Model W4 button to transmit on the SCAN SELECT HOME MONITOR mode indicated by the dis- play. Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume...

  • Page 69

    Page or Call button. The call is entered on the selected mode and scanning is halted until the call is exited by pressing HOME or the feature button, Page or Call. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 70

    General Radio Features Temporarily Delete a Nuisance Mode With Scan On (W7 and W9 Models Only) To temporarily delete a mode Model W7 that you do not wish to hear SCAN SELECT MODE (nuisance mode), press the Del button once while the Mode Phon Scan...

  • Page 71: Restore A Nuisance Mode (w7 And W9 Models Only)

    Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME RECALL DELETE NON-PRIORITY SQUELCH INDICATOR Note: Nuisance mode delete can be disabled by a qualified radio technician. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 72

    General Radio Features Change Mode Priorities While Scan Is On (W7 and W9 Models Only) When active, this dynamic priority feature allows you to change the priority of a non-priority mode in the scan list to priority 2, To change the priority of a Model W7 non-priority channel in the SCAN...

  • Page 73

    SCAN CALL PHONE XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME RECALL DELETE NON-PRIORITY SQUELCH INDICATOR ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 74: Program A Scan List

    General Radio Features Program a Scan List To program a scan list, operator-selectable scan list members first must be enabled in the radio programming by a qualifed radio technician.

  • Page 75

    Home MODE SELECT HOME DELETE RECALL NON-PRIORITY SQUELCH INDICATOR Using the Mode knob (W4) or Mode rocker switch (W5, W7, W9), locate the channel to be added. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 76

    General Radio Features Note: If the desired channel Model W4 resides in a different ZONE ZONE zone, press the Zone up DOWN or Zone down Phon Scan Call Home button to change zones, Mode Volume XMIT then use the mode...

  • Page 77

    Sel button, and the desired channel will not be assigned to the list. Press either the Scan or HOME button to exit scan list programming and return to normal scan operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 78

    PHONE XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME DELETE RECALL NON-PRIORITY SQUELCH INDICATOR Using the Mode knob (W4) or Mode rocker switch (W5, W7, W9), locate the channel to be deleted.

  • Page 79

    ZONE DOWN DOWN Mode Scan Call XMIT BUSY HOME Model W9 ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE DOWN DOWN XMIT BUSY Scan Srch Call Site Phon Lock Mode Home ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 80

    Note: If you delete all members of a scan list, and scan is subsequently turned on, you will hear a continuous low- pitched tone, and the display will change to NO LIST (W4, W5, W7) or EMPTY LIST (W9). You cannot delete the designated transmit mode, the selected mode, or the fixed scan list members.

  • Page 81: Hang Up Box (hub), Optional External Alarms (horn And Lights)

    These features are useful when you must leave the vehicle, but need to receive any incoming messages. The radio always powers up with the horn and lights feature enabled. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 82: Activate The External Alarm(s)

    General Radio Features Activate the External Alarm(s) Non-Permanent Horn and Lights Press the H/L button Model W4 momentarily. HOME Phon Scan Call Home HORN/ Mode Volume The last selected alarm(s) LIGHTS XMIT BUSY are enabled, and the display alternately shows the...

  • Page 83

    XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE HOME Press the H/L button a second time to turn off the alarm(s). ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 84: Change The Selected Alarms

    General Radio Features Change the Selected Alarms Press and hold the H/L Model W4 button until a tone sounds HOME and the display indicates the Phon Scan Call Home HORN/ Mode Volume currently selected alarm. LIGHTS XMIT BUSY MODE KNOB...

  • Page 85: Receiving A Call While Alarms Are Turned On

    60 seconds. The time interval can be modified by a qualified radio technician. The display alternates between the type of call received (CALL, PAGE, or PHONE) and the selected mode name. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 86

    General Radio Features Turn Off Non-Rearmable External Alarm To turn off the external Model W4 alarm(s), press the PTT HOME button or any control-head Phon Scan Call Home HORN/ Mode Volume button. LIGHTS XMIT BUSY MODE KNOB Model W5 MODE...

  • Page 87

    To rearm the feature, press the H/L button momentarily. The Vol rocker switch (or knob) and the Dim button have no effect on the state of the external alarms. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 88: Time-out Timer, Push-to-talk Identification (ptt-id)

    General Radio Features Time-Out Timer All ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus models provide a time-out timer function that prevents locking up a repeater or channel by prolonged keying of the transmitter. You cannot transmit longer than the preset timer setting. If you attempt to do so, the radio automatically stops your transmission, and you hear a talk-prohibit tone.

  • Page 89: Conventional Radio Features, Status Calls (digital Modes Only)

    Note: If no button is pressed for a period of time, an inactivity warning will sound. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 90

    Conventional Radio Features With the desired status name or number displayed, press the Sel or the PTT button to send the transmission. One of the following conditions occur: • The radio display shows PLS WAIT (W7) or PLEASE WAIT (W9) until the transmission is received and acknowledged.

  • Page 91

    Press the microphone PTT button or the Sel button to resend the status transmission. Press the HOME button to return to normal dispatch operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 92: Send A Direct-entry Keyboard (dek) Status Digital Modes Only)

    Conventional Radio Features Send a Direct-Entry Keyboard (DEK) Status (Digital Modes Only) Press the desired Sts # but- Model W7 ton on the DEK. Sts 1 Sts 2 Sts 3 Sts 4 Sts 5 Sts 6 Sts 7 Sts 8 The red indicator flashes while the radio is waiting for Mode...

  • Page 93

    At the same time, the indicator above the last- acknowledged status lights. The radio then returns to normal dispatch operation. Resend the last status. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 94: Smart Ptt, Conventional Talkgroup Calls, Digital Modes Only

    Conventional Radio Features Smart PTT Smart PTT is a per-mode feature that gives the system manager better control of radio operations. When smart PTT is enabled in your radio, you will not be able to transmit on an active mode. If you try to transmit (press the PTT button) on a busy or active smart PTT channel, a continuous tone sounds until you release the PTT switch, and the transmission is inhibited.

  • Page 95: Select A Conventional Talkgroup

    – Pressing the HOME button exits the talkgroup select menu without saving the selected talkgroup choice. – Pressing the PTT button exits the menu without saving the selected talkgroup and allows the radio to transmit. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 96

    Conventional Radio Features Note: If the encryption key slaved to the new talkgroup is erased, KEY FAIL is displayed and a momentary tone is generated. If the encryption key that is slaved to the new talkgroup is not allowed, ILLEGAL KEY is displayed and a momentary tone is generated.

  • Page 97: Conventional Talkaround, Talk Direct (mobile-to-mobile)

    Model W7 Mode Phon Scan Call XMIT BUSY HOME DIRECT DIRECT INDICATOR Model W9 DIRECT XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 98

    Conventional Radio Features To return to repeater operation, press the Dir button again. The Dir indicator goes out. Note: A conventional personality can be configured to always transmit on the direct mobile-to-mobile frequency. In this case, the Dir indicator is lit continuously while the mode is selected.

  • Page 99: Trunking Operation, Telephone Interconnect List

    In addition to the 19 preprogrammed phone numbers, the W7 and W9 models feature unlimited dialing capability with their 12-button telephone keypad. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 100: Answer A Phone Call

    Trunking Operation Answer a Phone Call When a phone call is received, telephone-type ringing sounds and the dis- play shows PHONE . Press the Phon button. Model W4 HOME PHONE SELECT Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume XMIT BUSY MODE...

  • Page 101

    Trunking Operation When the call is completed, press the HOME or Phon button to hang up and return to normal operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 102: Initiate A Telephone Call From The List

    Scan Call Home Mode Volume XMIT (All models) A valid-key BUSY chirp is heard. MODE PHONE KNOB INDICATOR (Models W4, W5, and W7 Model W5 Only) The phone indicator MODE PHONE SELECT lights. Phon Scan Call Mode XMIT BUSY The display shows the last...

  • Page 103

    You must hang up and try again. When your party answers, press the PTT button to talk, and release it to listen. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 104

    Trunking Operation When the call is completed, press the HOME or Phon button to hang up and return to normal operation.

  • Page 105: Unlimited Telephone Interconnect (models W7 And W9 Only)

    To backspace, press the Mode down rocker switch once, or the # Del button twice. Press the Sel button or the microphone PTT button to automatically dial the displayed number. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 106

    Trunking Operation Note: If the number contains a programmed pause, the dialing pauses briefly when P is displayed. After the brief pause, the rest of the numbers are dialed. When your party answers, press the PTT button to talk, and release it to listen. Note: If you are out of range of the trunked system, NO PHONE is displayed, and a continuous low-pitched tone sounds.

  • Page 107: Store A Number In The List

    Note: To backspace, press the # button twice or the Mode down button once. Enter a pause by pressing the * button, then the # button. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 108: Edit A Name In The List (models W7 And W9 Only)

    Trunking Operation Press the Sel button to store the new number. Do one of the following: • Press the HOME button to return to normal radio operation. • Press the Phon button to return to normal phone operation. Edit a Name in the List (Models W7 and W9 Only) Press and hold the Phon Model W7 button to enter Phon ID list...

  • Page 109

    • To leave a space in the text, press the Mode up rocker switch to move the blinking cursor to the next character position, and then enter the character. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 110

    Trunking Operation • To delete characters, press the Mode down rocker switch to move backwards over existing characters. When the last character on the display has been erased, press the Mode down rocker switch again to leave the name- edit mode, without making any changes, and begin the procedure again at step 2.

  • Page 111

    Trunking Operation Table 1: Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of times the key is pressed < > & ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 112: Enhanced Private Conversation (digital Modes Only), Answer An Enhanced Private Conversation Call

    Trunking Operation Enhanced Private Conversation (Digital Modes Only) The enhanced Private Conversation feature not only allows you to carry on a conversation that is heard only by the two parties involved, but also enables you to determine whether the unit you are calling is in service.

  • Page 113

    Phon Scan Call XMIT BUSY HOME HOME Model W9 CALL PAGE XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 114

    Trunking Operation To respond to the call, press the PTT button and talk. If 20 seconds pass before you press the Call button, you will not respond privately to the call just received. Instead, when you press Call, you enter the Private Conversation Call state, as described in “Initiate an Enhanced Private...

  • Page 115: Initiate An Enhanced Private Conversation Call

    Mode Scan Call XMIT BUSY HOME HOME Model W9 CALL PAGE XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 116

    – Use the prestored list by Mode Phon Scan Call turning the Mode knob XMIT BUSY (W4) or by pressing the HOME Mode rocker switch (W5, HOME W7, W9) to locate the Model W7 name/ID you want to call. SELECT...

  • Page 117

    Phon Scan Call XMIT BUSY HOME HOME Model W9 CALL PAGE XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 118

    Trunking Operation Choose one of the following conditions that applies to your current call: • If the receiving unit answers, identify yourself and begin your Private Conversation. • If, after a programmable time period, you are not connected, the display shows NO ACK and a momentary, low-pitched tone sounds.

  • Page 119

    Note: If you do not press the HOME or Call button to hang up, your unit will remain in the Private Conversation state with the other unit. You will miss all subfleet traffic and incoming phone calls. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 120: View Your Unit Id Number

    Trunking Operation View Your Unit ID Number Press the Call button Model W4 momentarily to select the SELECT HOME CALL Private Conversation feature. Phon Scan Call Home Mode Volume The Call indicator lights. XMIT BUSY MODE KNOB Model W5 SELECT...

  • Page 121

    * button. The display will alternate between MY ID and your ID number. To return to normal operation, press the HOME or Call button. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 122

    Trunking Operation Store a Unit ID Number in the List (Models W7 and W9 Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of units’ IDs. Press and hold the Call, Model W7 Page, or 2Pge button to SELECT 2 Pge MODE...

  • Page 123

    Do one of the following: • Press the HOME button to return to normal radio operation. • Press the Call button to return to normal Call operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 124: Edit A Name In The List (w7 And W9 Models Only)

    Trunking Operation Edit a Name in the List (W7 and W9 Models Only) The Private Conversation and Call Alert page features share the same prestored list of unit IDs. Press and hold the Call, Model W7 Page, or 2Pge button to SELECT 2 Pge MODE...

  • Page 125

    2. To save the changes, press and hold the Sel button. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 126

    Trunking Operation Repeat steps 2 through 6 until you have modified all the desired names. Do one of the following: • Press the HOME button to return to normal radio operation. • Press the Call button to return to normal Call operation.

  • Page 127: Call Alert Page (digital Modes Only)

    A name can be assigned to each ID in the list for your convenience. • Models W7 and W9: In addition to a list of 19 IDs, these models feature unlimited Call Alert page capability using a full,12-button keypad. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 128: Send A Call Alert

    Trunking Operation Send a Call Alert Page Press the Page button. Model W4 SELECT HOME CALL The Page indicator lights and Phon Scan Call Home a valid-key chirp sounds. Mode Volume XMIT BUSY The display shows the last MODE transmitted/received unit ID KNOB number.

  • Page 129

    Note: Using the keypad to enter the ID of another unit can only be accomplished from the first display shown when Page was entered. If the list has been entered, scroll to the first display. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 130

    Press the Sel button or the Model W4 microphone PTT button. SELECT HOME CALL Phon Scan Call Home The display changes to PLS Mode Volume WAIT (W4, W5, W7) or XMIT BUSY PLEASE WAIT (W9). MODE KNOB Model W5 SELECT Page MODE CALL Mode Phon...

  • Page 131

    NO ACK . Try again by pressing the PTT button or Sel button, Press the HOME button or Page button to exit. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 132

    Trunking Operation Answer a Call Alert Page If you are not available when a caller sends you a Call Alert page, a PAGE RCV mes- sage and the caller’s ID are left. If the page also triggers an external alarm, the display shows PAGE RCV and four tones repeat every five sec- onds.

  • Page 133

    Note: If you make an error, press the Mode down rocker switch or the #Del button to erase each incorrect digit. Press the Sel button to store the new ID. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 134

    Trunking Operation Repeat steps 2 through 5 until all the desired IDs have been entered. Do one of the following: • Press the HOME button to return to normal radio operation. • Press the Page button to return to normal Call Alert operation.

  • Page 135

    Note: The maximum number of characters permitted in a text line is 8 for Model W7 and 11 for Model W9. If you try to add too many characters, you will hear a low-pitched tone. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 136

    Trunking Operation To edit, do any or all of the following: • To enter a character at the blinking cursor, refer to the table on page 109. Press the key of the desired character the number of times shown in the table.

  • Page 137

    • Press the Page button to return to normal Call Alert operation. Table 3: Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of times the key is pressed < > & ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 138: Failsoft

    You must share the channel with other users until the failure is corrected. To continue, in failsoft, to communicate with other talkgroups: Rotate the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode (W5, W7, W9) rocker switch to change to a different repeater frequency.

  • Page 139

    On models W7 and W9, the nuisance-delete feature can be used to temporarily delete the system in failsoft from the scan list, if desired. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 140: Dynamic Regrouping (digital Modes Only)

    Trunking Operation Dynamic Regrouping (Digital Modes Only) The dynamic regrouping feature allows the dispatcher to temporarily reassign selected individuals, operating in separate trunked talkgroups, into a single group so that they can communicate. Receive a Dynamic Regrouping ID Assignment (Models W7 and W9 Only) When your unit receives a dynamic regrouping ID assignment, a unique chirp...

  • Page 141: Select Enable And Disable (digital Modes Only)

    The display changes to RPGM XMIT BUSY (W7) or RPGM RQST (W9) Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site while the request is being Phon Lock processed. Mode Home ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 142

    Trunking Operation If the regrouping request is acknowledged, a dis- patcher-acknowledge signal sounds (four high-pitched tones), and the display shows ACK RCVD . The radio then returns to nor- mal operation. If the regrouping request is not acknowledged within six to eight seconds, the dis- play alternates between showing NO ACK and RPGM or (W9 Model) RPGM RQST , and...

  • Page 143: Smartzone™ (models W7 And W9 Only)

    However, the operator does have some manual controls on the W7 and W9 models: the Site and Lock buttons. These buttons can be used to check, or change, the SmartZone operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 144: Site-button Operation

    Trunking Operation Site-Button Operation To check which site the radio has currently selected: Press the Ste (W7) or Site Model W7 (W9) button momentarily. SITE LOCK Phon Scan Call Mode The current site name and XMIT RSSI (received signal BUSY HOME strength indicator) are dis- Model W9...

  • Page 145: Lock Onto A Site

    Lck (W7) or Lock (W9) button until a tone sounds and the display changes. After temporarily displaying the new condition, the radio returns to normal operation. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 146: Site Trunking, Out-of-range Indication

    Trunking Operation Site Trunking In a SmartZone system, if the zone controller for a particular site fails, the site enters into a site-trunking operational mode. In this mode of operation, the user can only communicate with other units at the same site.

  • Page 147: Trunked Announcement

    These users will not receive a call back until the announcement call is complete. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 148: Initiate An Announcement

    Trunking Operation Initiate an Announcement If your radio has been programmed to allow announcement calls: Turn the Mode knob (W4) or Model W4 press the Mode rocker HOME PHONE SELECT switch (W5, W7, W9) to Phon Scan Call Home locate the announcement-...

  • Page 149: Secure Operation, Receive A Private Message

    Call XMIT BUSY HOME HOME SECURE INDICATOR Model W9 SECURE SECURENET XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 150

    Secure Operation Using the Volume knob (W4) or the Vol rocker switch (W5, W7, W9), adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level. In conventional modes and, if enabled, in trunking modes, the BUSY light blinks and the radio unmutes when the radio is receiving a private message.

  • Page 151: Transmit A Private Message, System Considerations

    Analog trunking systems: You are not allowed to change from a secure transmission to a clear transmission during a secure trunked call. If you attempt to change from a secure to a clear ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 152: Loss Indication, Select An Encryption Key (conventional Only)

    Secure Operation transmission during a call, the radio generates a talk-prohibit tone, and the display will show SEC ONLY or SECURE ONLY . • Digital trunking systems: You are allowed to change from a secure transmission to a clear transmission during a secure trunked call.

  • Page 153

    Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME Turn the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode rocker switch (W5, W7, W9) to locate the KEY SEL option. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 154

    Key Selection menu. The display changes to show the last user-selected key. Do one of the following: • Turn the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode rocker switch (W5, W7, W9) to review the encryption keys, • Use direct keypad entry to access the encryption keys.

  • Page 155: Select An Encryption Index (conventional Only)

    If the mobile does not support indexing, the index menu will not appear as a Secure menu item. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 156

    INDICATOR Model W9 SECURENET XMIT BUSY Emer Scan Srch Call Page Rpgm Site Phon Lock Mode Home MODE SELECT HOME Turn the Mode knob (W4) or press the Mode rocker switch (W5, W7, W9) to locate the INDX SEL option.

  • Page 157

    • To abort from the Index Selection menu, press the HOME button or the PTT button. (Pressing the PTT button allows the radio to transmit.) ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 158: Troubleshooting

    If your radio is locked up or the display shows FL 01/90 (W4, W5, W7) or FAIL 01/90 (W9), turn the radio off and then back on. If this does not correct the condition, take the radio to a qualified radio technician for service.

  • Page 159: Glossary

    An individual who has radio system management duties. Failsoft A back-up system allowing you to communicate in a non-trunked, conventional mode should the trunked system fail. Federal Communications Commission. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 160

    Glossary Hang Up Disconnect. Home Display The first display information after the radio completes its self test. Liquid-Crystal Display. Mode A programmed combination of operating parameters; for example, a channel or talkgroup. Mode-Slaving Radio programmed to automatically give the proper operation for a given mode you have selected.

  • Page 161

    Zone A grouping of channels or talkgroups. ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus Model W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 162

    Glossary Notes...

  • Page 163: Commercial Warranty, Limited Warranty, Motorola Communication Products

    Product Accessories One (1) Year Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it (with a new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the Product during the warranty period provided it is returned in accordance with the terms of this warranty.

  • Page 164

    Product item, transportation and insurance prepaid, to an authorized warranty service location. Warranty service will be provided by Motorola through one of its authorized warranty service locations. If you first contact the company which sold you the Product, it can facilitate your obtaining warranty service.

  • Page 165

    J. Normal and customary wear and tear. VI. Patent And Software Provisions MOTOROLA will defend, at its own expense, any suit brought against the end user purchaser to the extent that it is based on a claim that the Product or...

  • Page 166

    MOTOROLA software such as the exclusive rights to reproduce in copies and distribute copies of such Motorola software. MOTOROLA software may be used in only the Product in which the software was originally embodied and such software in such Product may not be replaced, copied, distributed, modified in any way, or used to produce any derivative thereof.

  • Page 167: Index

    ........102 automatic scanning .....33 selecting unit to call ....100 autoscan ........33 sending ......... 100 Call button ........41 calls, status ......... 61 basic operation ......9 change ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 168

    Index mode ........14 mode in current zone ....15 edit name in list ....80, 107 mode not in current zone ..16 embedded signaling ...... 1 mode priorities ......44 emergencies, special selected alarms .......56 considerations ......32 zone .........14 emergency call channels, conventional ....4 initiating ........

  • Page 169

    ....83, 98, 109 entering characters ...83, 98, 109 knob N PRI (non-priority) indicator ..35 Mode ........3, 39 non-priority scanning ....33 Volume ........3 non-rearmable exteral alarms ..58 ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 170

    Index non-ruthless preemption ...119 (PTT-ID) ........60 non-talkback scan .......41 nuisance mode deleting ........42 radio identification ......3 restoring ........43 rearmable exteral alarms .... 59 receive call with alarms turned on ..57 operation private message ....121 basic ..........9 requesting a dynamic control head .......4 regrouping .......

  • Page 171

    ...... 113 select-enabled ...... 113 talk direct (mobile-to-mobile) ..69 troubleshooting ..... 130 talkback scan ......40 unlimited telephone interconnect 77 talkgroup scan list .......33 telephone interconnect list ..71 ASTRO Digital Spectra and Digital Spectra Plus W4, W5, W7, and W9...

  • Page 172

    Index VHF frequencies ......1 Zone down button ....... 48 viewing scan list ......38 zone selection ......14 Vol (volume) rocker switch ..58 Zone up button ......48 Volume knob .........3 volume, adjusting ......11...

  • Page 174

    Motorola, Inc. 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322 MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo, ASTRO, Digital Spectra, and Digital Spectra Plus are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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