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Professional Radio
User Guide
Issue: June 2000



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    Professional Radio GP360 User Guide 68P64110B26A Issue: June 2000...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Radio Overview ....3 Radio Operation....18 Operation and Control Functions .

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

  • Page 5: Radio Overview

    Green: Successful power up. Green Flashing: Radio scanning. This user guide covers the operation of the Red: Radio transmitting. GP360 Portable Radio. Red Flashing: Channel busy - when receiving. Please read pages 51 to 53 before using this radio Yellow: Radio called.

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    Feature Description Monitor allows user to select between signalling squelch, carrier squelch and unsquelch, and to sus- Monitor/Cancel pend scan when landed on a channel in scan mode. Cancel allows user to cancel current incoming or outgoing call. Radio Call To make an individual or group selective call.

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    Feature Description To delete a nuisance (unwanted) channel when Nuisance Delete/ scanning, with exception of priority channel, last Cancel channel in scan list and home channel. (Voice Storage) Cancel, deletes messages being played back from the Voice Storage feature. To delete a nuisance (unwanted) channel when Nuisance Delete scanning, with exception of priority channel, last channel in scan list and home channel.

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    Feature Description To identify user as a lone worker. Radio enters Lone Worker emergency sequence unless user responds, when prompted, by pressing any radio button. To transfer calls automatically to another radio if Call Forward user is unable to take the call. To increase the gain of the radio microphone to Whisper allow user to speak quietly.

  • Page 9: Menu Keys

    Exit Key x Menu Keys Used to move up to the next higher Menu level. Menu/ Exit When the top level menu is selected, this key is Select used to exit the Menu Mode. Up Key + Used for scrolling when in Menu Mode. Down Key e Left Down...

  • Page 10: Menu Navigation Chart

    Menu Navigation Chart (Refer to Menu Navigation guidelines— lower, left-hand corner of this page) Missed Voice Utilities Status Channel Radio Contact Calls Storage Information List select/ select/ select/ select/ enter ID enter ID enterID on/off Channel No. status/ voice/ SW Version CP Version Scan SW Part No.

  • Page 11: Keypad Lock/unlock

    Keypad Lock/Unlock On your radio there is a keypad lock feature which allows you to lock the menu keys to eliminate accidental key presses. Press the keypad lock button to lock the keys, the display icon L will be lit and the display will show: Lock Keypad After 2 seconds the radio returns to the IDLE state.

  • Page 12: Lcd Display And Icons

    LCD Display and Icons Symbol Name and Description Scan Indicator Indicates that you are scanning. The dot is lit during priority scan mode. Keypad Lock Indicator On indicates that the menu keys are locked. Displays channel, menu, and radio status Off indicates unlocked.

  • Page 13: Audio Signal Tones

    Audio Signal Tones Tone Signal Description High pitched tone Low pitched tone Call Reminder of Reminder unanswered call. Tone Signal Description Warns of expiry of TOT Pre-Alert time out timer. Power up OK Radio self-test OK. Alerts to change of Power up Fail Radio self-test fail.

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    Tone Signal Description Battery below receive Battery threshold level. Hardware error, tone Hardware continues until valid Error operation. Previous message or message currently Cancel being played from Message Voice Storage has been deleted. Channel Free Indicates current Beep channel is free. Incoming Indicates an Emergency...

  • Page 15: Getting Started

    • For optimum battery life and operation use only radio, turn the radio off to ensure a full charge. Motorola brand chargers. They were designed to • The battery should be at about 25°C (room operate as an integrated energy system.

  • Page 16: Recycling Or Disposal Of Batteries

    The P icon flashes when the battery is flat Battery chargers will charge only the Motorola and the hardware error tone will sound. This icon authorized batteries listed below; other batteries will only appear when a genuine Motorola battery will not charge is used. Part No.

  • Page 17: Accessory Information

    ACCESSORY INFORMATION Attaching the Battery Removing the Battery Battery Latches Slots Turn off the radio, if it is turned on. Fit the extensions at the bottom of the battery into the slots at the bottom of the radio’s body. Slide the battery latches, on both sides of the battery, downwards.

  • Page 18: Attaching The Antenna

    Attaching the Antenna Removing the Antenna Align the threaded end of the antenna with the Turn the antenna counterclockwise until you radio’s antenna connector. can remove it. Turn the antenna clockwise to fasten it. English...

  • Page 19: Attaching The Belt Clip

    Attaching the Belt Clip Removing the Belt Clip Belt Clip Tab Align the grooves of the belt clip with those of Use a key to press the belt clip tab away from the battery. the battery. Press the belt clip downwards until a click is Slide the belt clip upwards to remove it.

  • Page 20: Radio Operation

    RADIO OPERATION Radio On Message Turning the Radio On or Off At power up the radio will display a message customised by your dealer, e.g.: Radio On After this text has been displayed, the radio perform a self test routine. On completion of a successful self test the radio will display: Channel Number This may be a number or an alias and will be the...

  • Page 21: Selecting A Radio Channel

    Selecting a Radio Channel Once in channel mode, there are two ways to select a channel: Your radio offers up to 255 channels, however some may not be programmed. Check with your dealer for Method 1 more information. Turn the rotary knob (1) clockwise or counterclock- wise until you reach the desired channel indicated Before selecting a channel ensure your radio is in on the display.

  • Page 22: Sending A Call

    Sending a Call Receiving a Call Turn your radio on and adjust the volume level. Select the desired radio channel. Switch to the desired radio channel. Press the PTT button and speak clearly into the microphone. If, at any time, a call is received you will hear Your mouth should be 2.5 to 5 cm away from the call at the volume level you have set.

  • Page 23: Radio Calls

    RADIO CALLS Press the PTT button or Call button. The call will terminate automatically when SELECTIVE CALLS the conversation has ended or press the Monitor button. Making a Selective Call You can make a selective call to a particular Your radio has a call timer which shows the radio, known as an individual call, or a group of time used on an incoming or outgoing selective radios, known as a group call.

  • Page 24: Contact List

    CONTACT LIST Once in the Contact List, there are two ways to choose the desired address: When the radio is in the IDLE state or during a call, the contact list may be used which allows Method 1 access to up to 255 preprogrammed numbers Turn the rotary knob (1) clockwise or counter- accessed via the menu.

  • Page 25: Method 1

    Once the desired address is displayed, there are two methods to select the address: Method 1 c to confirm your selection. Display shows: Selected (for 2 seconds) Method 2 Press the PTT button or Call 1-4 to select address and make the call. Call 1-4 are pre-programmed call buttons.

  • Page 26: Missed Calls

    To view the calls in the list via the menu MISSED CALLS If a call remains unanswered, the call will be to enter Menu Mode. stored by the radio, provided that Missed Calls has been programmed into your radio. Display shows: Missed Calls Up to ten calls can be stored.

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    Example: You can call back to any number in the Missed Call list by: Display shows Reception until where S is a status message associated with the desired number is call Addr: Alias displayed: Displays message e.g. PTT button or to make the call.

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    On a successful call set- up, the entry is On deletion of the last message in the Missed automatically deleted from the list together with Calls list, the radio will exit the menu and return an associated status message. to the IDLE STATE. Unanswered calls may be deleted from the To exit the Missed Call List: Missed Call list at any time by :...

  • Page 29: Status Calls

    Method 2 STATUS CALLS A status is a code for transmitting prearranged to enter Menu Mode. messages, e.g. status “05” may indicate until: “Return to Base”. The prearranged messages Status and associated code digits are contained in a to select Status List which contains up to 255 entries.

  • Page 30: Method 1

    Once the desired status is displayed, there are two methods to select the status: Method 1 c to confirm your selection. Display shows: Selected (for 2 seconds) Method 2 Press the PTT button or Call 1-4 to select and make the call.

  • Page 31: Receiving A Status Call

    Receiving a Status Call Your radio receives a Status Call when: Individual Call alert sounds Display shows: Stat:On Break Stat:04 alternating with Alias/Number Where Status message “04” / “On Break” is example status message. Note that status number (04) only will be displayed if associated message is not programmed into your radio.

  • Page 32: Emergency Calls

    EMERGENCY CALL Your radio can be programmed to give you a You may pre-record a message (for example to one-button quick access to call a particular confirm your location or status), which is sent radio or centre (predefined by your dealer) in automatically when the emergency call is emergency situations.

  • Page 33: Features

    FEATURES to remain in Emergency Message Feature VOICE STORAGE Press and hold the Record/Playback button, Voice storage allows you to perform various the Voice Storage Recording alert sounds voice related tasks which include voice momentarily. recorder and an emergency message feature. Voice Recorder 10 Record the call or part of the call.

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    To record a memo: 10 The Voice Storage Full alert sounds when the memory is full and recording ceases. Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. You will see: Storage Full to enter Menu Mode. 11 Release the Record/Playback button at any until: Voice Storage time to stop recording.

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    To playback a recorded call or memo: Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE Press the Record/Playback button to playback the first recorded call or memo. You will see: Playing Press the Record/Playback button again to skip to the next message to be played back. To delete a recorded call or memo: Playback message as described in above procedure.

  • Page 36: Emergency Message

    Emergency Message to remain in Voice Recorder feature You can pre-record an emergency message to be sent automatically when the emergency call Press and hold the Record/Playback button, feature is activated. This message may the Voice Storage Recording alert sounds contain, for example, your location or status momentarily.

  • Page 37: Utilities

    UTILITIES The utilities described below are programmed into your radio by your dealer and are accessible either via a programmable button or via the menu. English...

  • Page 38: Scan

    SCAN Using the Scan Button You can monitor several channels in order to Press the Scan button to start scanning. The scan start alert tone will sound receive any call that is transmitted on any of and the display icon lit .

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    Using the Menu The scan start alert tone will sound, the display icon G will be lit and the LED indicator will Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE, or in a call. blink green during a scan operation. When a call on a channel is detected the LED will stop to enter Menu Mode.

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    DELETING A NUISANCE CHANNEL ADDING A DELETED NUISANCE CHANNEL BACK INTO THE SCAN LIST If a channel continually generates unwanted calls/ noise (a “nuisance” channel), you can temporarily Using the Scan Button remove it from the scan list by performing a Press the Scan button to stop scanning.

  • Page 41: Call Forward

    CALL FORWARD Using the Menu You can call forward calls to your radio to Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. another radio if you are unable to take calls or are away from your radio. to enter Menu Mode. You can switch On or Off Call Forward by until: Utilities using a pre-programmed Call Forward button...

  • Page 42: Talkaround

    TALKAROUND Using the Menu In your communications network, you may be using Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. a system to cover a larger area than is possible with your radio. However, you can communicate with to enter Menu Mode. another radio within your radio’s range without until: going through the system by using the Talkaround...

  • Page 43: Whisper

    WHISPER Using the Menu Whisper allows you to talk quietly into the radio Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. microphone when making a call, by increasing the gain of the radio microphone. to enter Menu Mode. You can switch On or Off Whisper by using a until: Utilities pre-programmed Whisper button or via the...

  • Page 44: Lone Worker

    LONE WORKER Using the Menu The Lone Worker feature enables you to work Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. alone with added safety. to enter Menu Mode. You can switch On or Off Lone Worker by using a pre-programmed Lone Worker button until: or via the menu.

  • Page 45: Power Level

    POWER LEVEL Using the Menu You can transmit your calls at different transmit Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. power levels. A higher level means you can reach a radio that is farther away. A lower power to enter Menu Mode. level conserves battery power.

  • Page 46: Companding

    COMPANDING Using the Menu Companding is a collective term to define Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. compressing the audio signal on transmission and expanding the audio signal on reception. to enter Menu Mode. The overall effect is to reduce noise in the until: received signal, giving you crisper, clearer Utilities...

  • Page 47: Backlight

    BACKLIGHT Using the Menu Backlight illuminates the radio display and Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. menu navigation keys. to enter Menu Mode. Your radio can be programmed to have the backlight permanently on, permanently off or a until: timed period, when any new information being Utilities displayed, causes the backlight to remain on to select.

  • Page 48: Option Board

    OPTION BOARD Using the Menu Your radio is capable of being fitted with an Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. option board. Each board will extend the capability of your radio by adding a new feature to enter Menu Mode. such as voice storage, voice scrambler or until: trunking.

  • Page 49: Voice Operated Transmit (vox)

    VOICE OPERATED TRANSMIT (VOX) When the VOX headset/microphone is connected, your radio may be used with hands-free operation. The VOX feature intelligently senses background noise, so that it adapts automatically to the noise level in the environment in which you are working. To start the VOX feature: Connect the VOX headset onto the accessory connector of the radio.

  • Page 50: Stun/unstun

    STUN/UNSTUN For added security and to avoid abuse of the radio system in which you operate, a feature known as Stun/Unstun is included in your radio. This feature can only be activated by your system manager or administrator. For example, if your radio is stolen and is being used illegally, your system administrator can send a signal which will stun the radio making it incapable of being used.

  • Page 51: Radio Information

    RADIO INFORMATION To access Radio Information Ensure radio is in IDLE STATE. To enable you and your dealer/system administrator to establish, quickly, the software to enter Menu Mode. and radio parameters programmed into your until: radio, a feature known as Radio Information Radio Info can be accessed via the menu.

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    SW Version further selections following steps CP Version 6 and 7: SW Part no CP Part no to exit menu mode , display shows e.g.: Chan: 05 English...

  • Page 53: Safety Information

    Two-Way Radios • European Committee for Electrotechnical This section provides information and instructions for Standardisation (CENELEC): the safe and efficient operation of Motorola Portable and Mobile Two-Way Radios. • ENV. 50166-1 Human Exposure to Electro- 1995 E magnetic Fields Low Fre-...

  • Page 54: Radio Operation And Eme Exposure

    Portable Radio Operation and Operational Warnings EME Exposure When transmitting with a portable W A R N I N G Vehicles With an Air Bag radio, hold the radio in a vertical MAN WITH RA position with its microphone 2.5 to 5 Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air centimeters (1 to 2 inches) away from your mouth.

  • Page 55: Blasting Caps And Areas

    Blasting Caps and Areas Batteries To avoid possible interference with blasting All batteries can cause property damage and/or operations, turn off your radio when you are near bodily injury such as burns if a conductive material electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in such as jewellery, keys, or beaded chains touch areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.”...

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