Motorola HF-SSB Owner's Manual

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    Seller, or if appropriate, to specifications accepted by Seller in writing, during the period shown. Motorola, at its option, will either repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price thereof, and such action on the part of Motorola shall be the full extent of Motorola's liability hereunder.

  • Page 4: Computer Software Copyrights

    The Motorola products described in this instruction manual may include copyrighted Motorola computer programs stored in semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the United States and other countries preserve for Motorola certain exclusive rights for copyrighted computer programs, including the exclusive right to copy or reproduce in any form the copyrighted computer program.

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    2 R S - B A C K P A C K 5-50 Watt HF-SSB TRANSCEIVER © MOBAT 3 Israeli Shimon St. P.O.B. 5090 Industrial Zone, Rishon le’Zion 75151, Israel All rights reserved Owner’s Manual Printed in Israel Cat. No. 6886863J01...

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    2 R S - B A C K P A C K 5-50 Watt HF-SSB TRANSCEIVER Motorola Owner’s Manual 1720 West Paul Dirac Drive, Cat. No. 6886863J01 Tallahassee 32310 FL, USA...

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    WARNINGS, CAUTIONS AND NOTES The following notations are used to place special emphasis on procedures, or to call attention to precautionary measures. An operating procedure, practice and so forth, which if not followed correctly, could result in personal injury, or loss of life.

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    This radio device is NOT authorized for general population, consumer or similar use. Motorola, Inc. 2003 8000 W. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33322 Printed in USA. 7/03...

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    RF exposure and helpful instructions on how to control your RF exposure. Your Motorola two-way radio is designed and tested to comply with a number of national and international standards and guidelines (listed below) regarding human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy.

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    Use of non-Motorola-approved antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the radio and may violate FCC regulations. • For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, visit the following web site: http://www.motorola.com/cqiss/index.shtml. For additional information on exposure requirements or other training information, visit http://www.motorola.com/rfhealth.

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    • As with all fixed site antenna installations, it is the responsibility of the licensee to manage the site in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and may require additional compliance actions such as site survey measurements, signage, and site access restrictions in order to ensure that exposure limits are not exceeded. Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility Note Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic...

  • Page 14: Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

    Operational Warnings For Vehicles with an Air Bag Do not mount or place a mobile radio in the area over an air bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a radio Is placed in the air bag deployment area and the air bag inflates, Warning the radio may be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to occupants of the vehicle.

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Page Chapter 1 Introduction................1-1 1-1. Scope ..................1-1 1-2. Purpose and Use................. 1-2 1-3. Equipment Description..............1-4 1-3.1 Functional Description ........... 1-4 1-3.2 Main Operational Features ..........1-4 1-4. Main Technical Specifications............1-7 Chapter 2 Preparation for Operation ............ 2-1 2-1.

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    Table of Contents (Cont'd) Page Appendix A Static Operation..............A-1 A-1. Scope ..................A-1 A-2. Procedure ................... A-1 Appendix B Using Battery Charger, FLN9541 .......... B-1 B-1. Purpose and Use................. B-1 B-2. Operating Instructions ..............B-2 B-3. Main Technical Specifications............B-3...

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    LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Page Figure 1-1. micomTrooper Ready for Operation, General View ....1-3 Figure 2-1. Typical Backpack Carrying Harness, General View..... 2-3 Figure 2-2. Typical Backpack Carrying Harness, Open View ......2-4 Figure 2-3. micomTrooper Transceiver, General View ......... 2-5 Figure 3-1.

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  • Page 19: Chapter 1 Introduction, Scope

    FLN9541 for recharging the Lithium ion battery used by micomTrooper transceivers. micomTrooper is part of the MICOM family of HF-SSB radio sets; it has compatible characteristics and uses the same operating procedures as other MICOM transceivers. Therefore, this manual is intended for use with the following manuals: •...

  • Page 20: Purpose And Use

    50 W, and can also be used with dipole, long-wire and many other types of broadband antennas for static operation. These capabilities provide reliable long-range HF-SSB radio communications in a rugged yet lightweight backpack configuration. Designed to meet the needs of users who carry out on-foot operations in remote areas, it is built to withstand years of shock and vibration as well as severe weather conditions.

  • Page 21: Figure 1-1. Micomtrooper Ready For Operation, General View

    Whip Antenna micomTrooper Antenna Transceiver Base Backpack C arrying Harness Handset Figure 1-1. micomTrooper Ready for Operation, General View...

  • Page 22: Equipment Description, Functional Description, Main Operational Features

    1-3. Equipment Description 1-3.1 Functional Description The micomTrooper is an advanced and flexible backpack-portable HF-SSB transceiver that provides a complete solution to the communication requirements in the crowded HF band. micomTrooper has an automatic antenna tuner, which supports a wide range of antennas, including a light-weight foldable whip for portable (backpack) operation;...

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    Fast and simple radio link establishing: ➤ Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) per MIL-STD-1045 and MIL-STD-188-141. Full interoperability with other manufacturers' radios complying with the same ALE standards. Loud and clear voice communication: ➤ Built-in voice quality system with proprietary DSP algorithms that filter out background noises and elevates sound bytes, providing exceptional communication clarity.

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    ➤ Part of a proven family of radio products: micomTrooper is a member of the family of MICOM radio transceivers for fixed base stations, mobile vehicle-mounted and hand-carried units serving the long-range wireless communication needs of hundreds of organizations worldwide. ➤...

  • Page 25: Main Technical Specifications

    1-4. Main Technical Specifications Specifications Frequency Range With Whip Antenna 3.0 to 30 MHz With Dipole or Long Wire 1.6 to 30 MHz Number of Preset Channels Transmit Power 5, 10, 20, 50 W Receive Frequency Range 100 kHz – 30 MHz Rx Sensitivity SSB: 0.5 µV for 10 dB SINAD Audio Bandwidth...

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  • Page 27: Chapter 2 Preparation For Operation, Scope

    Chapter 2 Preparation for Operation 2-1. Scope This Chapter provides instructions for preparing the micomTrooper for backpack operation. The information presented in this Chapter includes: • Unpacking – para. 2-2 • Familiarization with main equipment components − para. 2-3 • Preparation for backpack operation –...

  • Page 28: Unpacking And Inspection

    2-2. Unpacking and Inspection a. A preliminary inspection of the equipment containers should be made prior to unpacking. Evidence of damage should be noted and reported immediately to the proper authorities. Unpack the equipment as follows: Place each container on a clean flat surface, cut all straps, and open or remove the top.

  • Page 29: Familiarization With Main Equipment Components, Backpack Carrying Harness

    2-3. Familiarization with Main Equipment Components Before continuing, review Figure 1-1, which shows a micomTrooper transceiver installed in the harness. 2-3.1 Backpack Carrying Harness Figure 2-1 shows a general view of a typical backpack carrying harness. The harness has a frame that supports the transceiver. When placed on level ground, the four feet of the frame support the whole assembly in a vertical position.

  • Page 30: Figure 2-2. Typical Backpack Carrying Harness, Open View

    The frame, together with the whole transceiver, is completely enveloped by the harness cloth and its upper and bottom flaps, and therefore only the antenna and the handset protrude. Two storage pouches for storing accessories and/or spare batteries are located to the two sides. All the flaps and covers are held by Velcro fasteners.

  • Page 31: Micomtrooper Transceiver, Figure 2-3. Micomtrooper Transceiver, General View

    2-3.2 micomTrooper Transceiver Figure 2-3 shows a general view of the micomTrooper transceiver, and its connectors. Note the coaxial cable connecting the transceiver to the automatic antenna tuner (ATU). micomTrooper Transceiver Automatic Antenna Whip Mount Tuner (ATU) ATU RF Connector Transceiver RF Connector Coaxial Cable...

  • Page 32: Preparing For Backpack Operation, Outline Of Preparation Procedures, Installation Of Micomtrooper Battery

    2-4. Preparing for Backpack Operation 2-4.1 Outline of Preparation Procedures The preparation of a micomTrooper transceiver for operation includes: 1. Installation of battery in carrying harness. 2. Installation of transceiver in carrying harness. 3. Installation of antenna and audio accessories. 4.

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    Upper Battery Flap Battery Straps Lower Battery Flap...

  • Page 34: Installation Of Transceiver In Carrying Harness

    2-4.3 Installation of Transceiver in Carrying Harness 1. Place the carrying harness on a level surface, with the metal braces facing upward. Place the micomTrooper on the top of the carrying harness, with its front panel upwards and its rear resting on the carrying harness (see figure). Note position of audio connectors: they must be to the left.

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    Transceiver Power Connector Power Cable Battery Connector...

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    5. Push the transceiver down, toward the battery, until it is stopped by the aluminum frame. 6. Fasten the transceiver to the carrying harness with the two retaining straps. 7. Close the harness around the transceiver as shown in the figure on the next page (the Velcro fasteners will keep it in position).

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  • Page 38: Installation Of Whip Antenna

    2-4.4 Installation of Whip Antenna 1. Visually inspect the whip mount connector (located on the ATU) for dirt or damage. Clean if necessary. 2. Screw antenna base AB-591 into the whip mount connector. Tighten by hand only. 3. Extend the whip: this is done by carefully whipping it outwards. Secure all sections by inserting them one into the other by hand.

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    Whip Antenna Antenna Base Whip Mount Handset 2-13...

  • Page 40: Connection Of Audio Accessories, Wearing The Backpack Carrying Harness

    2-4.5 Connection of Audio Accessories 1. Connect the handset, H-250, to either of the two audio connectors on the front panel of the micomTrooper. 2. If necessary, connect an additional audio accessory, for example, telegraphy key or headset, to the other audio connector. 2-4.6 Wearing the Backpack Carrying Harness To wear the backpack:...

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    Protection Flap (Closed) Shoulder Straps Breast Strap Shoulder Strap Adjustment Buckle Bottom Flap (Closed) Waist Strap 2-15...

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  • Page 43: Chapter 3 Operation, Scope

    This Chapter presents concise operating instructions for the micomTrooper transceiver. The information appearing in this Chapter assumes that you are familiar with the operation of the MICOM family of HF-SSB transceivers, and in particular with the operating instructions presented in the following manuals: •...

  • Page 44: Channel Mode Menu, Figure 3-1. Channel Mode Menu

    3-2. Channel Mode Menu Figure 3-1 shows the micomTrooper channel mode menu. 2,000.000 BAND SQ DSP™ MORE BAND CLAR CLIP ATTN MORE MORE MODE SLOW HIGH FAST MORE MORE RCLV CALL ALL CALL NET 1 NET 20 Figure 3-1. Channel Mode Menu...

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    3-3. Menu Functions Figure 3-2, Figure 3-3 and Figure 3-4 show the menu functions, reached after pressing the MENU button. MENU CHAN FREQ ALE BIT™ MORE CHAN FREQ SMPX FULL ENTER DPLX CHAN MORE LOCK PROG LOCK LEVEL 0 1 2 3 See Figure 3-3 See Figure 3-4 LANG...

  • Page 46: Figure 3-3. Menu Functions (page 2 Of 3)

    MENU LOCK PROG PSW DIM™ LANG See Figure 3-2 See Figure 3-4 OPTS PRMT CHAN TUNE ACC1 ACC2 MORE MORE BAUD DPWR PTBP KBBP TONE ATTN RCLV MORE MORE STOR ERAS FREQ BAND MODE Figure 3-3. Menu Functions (Page 2 of 3)

  • Page 47: Figure 3-4. Menu Functions (page 3 Of 3)

    MENU LOCK PROG PSW DIM™ LANG See Figure 3-3 See Figure 3-2 MORE AUTO STOR ADDR ERAS EDIT ERAS MORE MORE PTOT EXAL ALRT MLQA QCAL AADR MxCH MORE MEMB CHAN NAME ERAS MORE MORE SELF SOND HACK SLNT MACK ERAS ERAS SORT...

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  • Page 49: Appendix A Static Operation, A-1. Scope, A-2. Procedure

    Appendix A Static Operation A-1. Scope This Appendix provides instructions for preparing the micomTrooper for static operation using a dipole or long-wire antenna. A-2. Procedure When using a micomTrooper transceiver with a dipole or long-wire antenna, the antenna must be directly connected to the transceiver RF connector. Therefore, it is necessary to disconnect the connection between the transceiver and ATU.

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    To connect a dipole or long-wire antenna: ➤ 1. Turn the transceiver off. 2. Open harness envelope, reach coaxial cable interconnecting the RF connectors of the transceiver and the ATU. 3. Disconnect the cable from the transceiver RF connector. 4. Connect the coaxial feed of the antenna directly to the transceiver RF connector.

  • Page 51: Figure A-1. Connecting The Dipole Or Long-wire Antenna

    2. Connect Coaxial Feed Connector 1. Disconnect Cable from ATU Coaxial Feed to Dipole or Long Wire Antenna Figure A-1. Connecting the Dipole or Long-Wire Antenna...

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  • Page 53: Appendix B Using Battery Charger, Fln9541, B-1. Purpose And Use

    Appendix B Using Battery Charger, FLN9541 B-1. Purpose and Use FLN9541 is an AC-powered battery charger designed to charge 16V, 12Ah Lithium ion rechargeable batteries of the type used by micomTrooper (ML1416-L). FLN9541 is simple to operate and does not require operator attendance during operation.

  • Page 54: B-2. Operating Instructions

    B-2. Operating Instructions Place the battery charger on a flat surface, protected from sun and rain. Insert the charger power cable plug into an AC outlet. Connect the battery to be charged to the battery charger: place the battery socket over the charger pins and press firmly to mate (the connectors will mate only if battery is placed with the correct orientation).

  • Page 55: B-3. Main Technical Specifications

    You will be notified when the battery is fully charged: the FINISH CHARGE indicator will start flashing and the tone is heard again. At this stage, set the POWER switch to OFF, and remove the battery from the charger. Disconnect the charger power cable from the AC outlet. B-3.

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