Motorola GTX User Manual

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GTX Portable Radio
Contents
Basic Radio Features ......................................................................................................3
Inspection and Unpacking ..............................................................................................3
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes ......................................................................................3
Getting Started
Battery Installation.........................................................................................................4
Battery Removal..............................................................................................................4
Controls, Switches, Indicators, and Connectors ............................................................5
Keypad .............................................................................................................................6
Display .............................................................................................................................7
Status Indicators and LEDs ...........................................................................................7
Alert Tone Indications.....................................................................................................8
Time-Out Timer...............................................................................................................9
Trunked or Conventional Radio Operation....................................................................9
Basic Radio Operation
Radio On/Off; Power-Up................................................................................................10
Selecting a Menu Mode .................................................................................................11
Muting and Unmuting the Keypad Tones ...................................................................11
Monitor On/Off ..............................................................................................................12
Failsoft Operation (Trunked Systems Only)................................................................13
Selecting a Mode............................................................................................................14
Receiving a Call .............................................................................................................14
Transmitting .................................................................................................................15
Scan Operation
Introduction ...................................................................................................................16
Turning Scan On/Off .....................................................................................................16
Deleting Nuisance Modes .............................................................................................16
Talkback Delay ..............................................................................................................17
Scan List Programming/Viewing..................................................................................17
General Information......................................................................................................18
Receiving a Telephone Call (Land to Mobile) ..............................................................18
Calling the Last Number Dialed ..................................................................................19
Calling a Stored Number using Direct Access.............................................................21
Storing a New Phone Number ......................................................................................23
Trunked Private Conversation
Call Operation (800 MHz Only)
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Introduction ...................................................................................................................25
Answering a Private Conversation Call.......................................................................25
Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received ...............................................26
Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called................................................................27
, Motorola, GTX, SMARTNET, Private-Line, Digital Private-Line
Private Conversation, Call Alert , and SmartZone are trademarks of Motorola. Inc
© 1997 by Motorola, Inc.,
1301 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL. 60196
Printed 1/97. All Rights Reserved.

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    Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called..............27 , Motorola, GTX, SMARTNET, Private-Line, Digital Private-Line Private Conversation, Call Alert , and SmartZone are trademarks of Motorola. Inc © 1997 by Motorola, Inc., 1301 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL. 60196...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    GTX Portable Radio Contents (cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List ..............29 Calling an ID Number at a Known Location in the Call List........31 Call Alert Page Operation Introduction ........................33 Answering a Call Alert Page ..................33 Sending a Call Alert to the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received .....34 Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Call Alert Paged..........35...

  • Page 3: Basic Radio Features, Inspection And Unpacking, Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Introduction Basic Radio Features Welcome to the Motorola GTX portable radio. GTX Portable radios are sophisticated, state-of-the-art communication units, with 90-modes available in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz frequency ranges. Pioneering the latest technology in radio electronics, Motorola GTX Portable radios provide features that were once only available in more expensive radios.

  • Page 4: Battery Installation

    Getting Started Battery Installation Hold the radio with its back facing you (knobs turned upwards). Hold the battery with its name plate facing you. Insert the projected upper end of the battery into the cut openings located at the lower end of the radio, and slide the battery to the top of the radio until the battery clicks into place.

  • Page 5: Controls, Switches, Indicators, And Connectors

    Getting Started (cont.) Controls, Switches, Indicators, and Connectors 1. Radio ON/OFF and Volume Control Knob 2. Rotary Mode Selector Knob 3. Push-To-Talk (PTT) Switch 4. Monitor 5. Select Button 6. Accessory Connector Cover 7. Accessory Connector 8. Keypad 9. Display 10.

  • Page 6: Keypad

    Getting Started (cont.) Keypad Menu and Backspace Button System Up/Scroll Up System Down/Scroll Down Home and Phone Button Backlight and Asterisk Button Scan and Zero Private Call (PC) and Call Alert (CA) Button Button...

  • Page 7: Display

    Getting Started (cont.) Display The GTX radio has a one-line liquid-crystal display (LCD) which displays either numeric messages or feature information. Seven status annunciators located above the character display, indicate some of the radio’s operating conditions. Status Indicators and LEDs The status annunciators indicate the status of certain radio functions: •...

  • Page 8: Alert Tone Indications

    Getting Started (cont.) Alert Tone Indications The GTX radio generates a number of audible tones to indicate radio operating conditions: • Low Battery – A low-battery condition is indicated by a high-pitched, cricket- like “chirp-chirp”. There are two low battery conditions. The low battery alert will be heard if the battery voltage falls below the low voltage level.

  • Page 9: Time-out Timer

    An alert tone is given to indicate that your transmission and system access has been terminated. Trunked or Conventional Radio Operation Your GTX radio is capable of both trunked and conventional operation: • Trunked Operation – During trunked operation, your GTX Portable radio offers a number of advantages, including faster system access, enhanced privacy, and ease of operation.

  • Page 10: Radio On/off; Power-up

    Turn off the radio and remove the battery. Check the battery, reinsert it and turn the radio on again. If the radio still does not pass the self check, a problem exists in the radio. Contact the nearest Motorola Service Shop. Note: •...

  • Page 11: Selecting A Menu Mode

    Basic Radio Operation (cont.) Selecting a Menu Mode Functions programmed into the radio can be selected either directly through a preprogrammed dedicated button or indirectly through the menu button. The following features are included in the menu list: • Scan List Programming/Viewing •...

  • Page 12: Monitor On/off

    Basic Radio Operation (cont.) Monitor On/Off Note: The monitoring feature is available when the radio is in conventional mode and Coded Squelch PL or DPL is preprogrammed for the receiver frequency. Press the monitor button located on the side (first Monitor Button button from the top) to turn monitoring on.

  • Page 13: Failsoft Operation (trunked Systems Only), Failsoft Operation (trunked Systems Only)

    Basic Radio Operation (cont.) Failsoft Operation (Trunked Systems Only) Note: Failsoft capability can be programmed in the codeplug. The failsoft system ensures that you will continue to have radio communications capability in case of trunked system failure. During trunked operation, if the central trunking controller fails, the radio automatically switches to "failsoft"...

  • Page 14: Selecting A Mode

    Basic Radio Operation (cont.) Selecting a Mode A mode is a trunking system or a conventional channel with features slaved or programmed to it. Before you send or receive calls, set the radio to the desired mode. Tx/Rx LED To select trunking system or conventional channels, press the buttons.

  • Page 15: Transmitting

    Basic Radio Operation (cont.) Transmitting Conventional Modes Turn the radio on and select the desired mode. Do not interrupt another user. If the mode on which you are transmitting is programmed to receive PL (Private Line) or DPL (Digital Private Line), ensure that the channel is not in use by listening to activity.

  • Page 16: Introduction

    Scan Operation Introduction The scan feature allows you to monitor activity on different conventional and trunked modes by scanning a “scan list” of modes. The radio can have only one scan list; it can contain up to eight different members (trunk and conventional).

  • Page 17: Talkback Delay

    Scan Operation Talkback Delay You may talkback during a detected activity for a pre- programmed (RSS) time period after the activity ends. After this time period, the radio will resume scan. Scan List Programming/Viewing If you desire to make changes in the scan list, follow the steps given below: Press the menu button until “SCAn PrG”...

  • Page 18: General Information, Trunked Telephone Operation

    Trunked Telephone Operation General Information The trunked telephone feature is similar to that of a standard telephone. Receiving a Telephone Call - land to Mobile When you receive a telephone call, you hear the telephone ring and the characters PH will be displayed with the talkgroup currently in use.

  • Page 19: Calling The Last Number Dialed

    Trunked Telephone Operation (cont.) Calling the Last Number Dialed Press the (Phone) button to make a phone call. If the system access is successful, you will hear a dial tone and the last number dialed will be displayed. Notes: • If you are out of the trunked system range or the phone interconnect is out of service, “no PHonE”...

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    Trunked Telephone Operation (cont.) Calling the Last Number Dialed (cont.) To redial the last number called, press the PTT switch. The telephone number will be sent out by pressing the PTT switch, and you will hear tones as they are being sent. After the complete number has been dialed, you will hear either a busy tone or ring tone.

  • Page 21: Calling A Stored Number Using Direct Access

    Trunked Telephone Operation (cont.) Calling a Stored Number using Direct Access To make a phone call, press the (Phone) button. Access will be displayed momentarily and then the last dialed phone number. Notes: • If you are out of the trunked system range or the phone interconnect is out of service, “no PHonE”...

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    Trunked Telephone Operation Calling a Stored Number using Direct Access (cont.) To scroll through the phone list, use the scroll scroll button. Upon entering the scroll option, use the direct entry which will take you to the direct location on the list. When you have selected the member you wish to call, press the PTT switch.

  • Page 23: Storing A New Phone Number

    Trunked Telephone Operation (cont.) Storing A New Phone Number To store a new telephone number, press (Menu) button, until “PHon PrG” appears on the display. Press the Select button. “PH LoC1” will be displayed momentarily, and then the phone number to indicate the first stored number is selected.

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    Trunked Telephone Operation (cont.) Storing A New Phone Number (cont.) The new telephone number can now be entered from the keypad, using any of the numeric (0 – 9) keys, as well as the “*” and “#” button. You can also enter a pause in the telephone number by using the button bearing the asterisk sign and...

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    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation (800 MHz Only) Introduction The Private Conversation feature allows you to carry on a conversation that is heard only by two parties. In this feature, if you want to view the calling radio’s ID number before answering, press the (Call) button.

  • Page 26: Calling The Last Id Number Transmitted Or Received

    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz Only (cont.) Calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received To call the last ID number transmitted or received, press the (Call) button. The display shows PC momentarily and then the last called ID. Press and hold the PTT switch to carry on a Private Conversation.

  • Page 27: Direct Entry Of The Id Number To Be Called

    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called Press the (Call) button to call the ID number directly. The display shows “PC” momentarily and then changes to show the last ID number transmitted or received or blank display with six dashes if last ID was not stored.

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    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called (cont.) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

  • Page 29: Scrolling To An Id Number In The Call List

    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List To scroll to a certain ID number on the preprogrammed call list, press the (Call) button to initiate the Private Call feature. Note: •...

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    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List (Cont.) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

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    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Calling an ID Number at a Location in the Call List You can also call an ID number at a particular location in the preprogrammed call list. To scroll to a certain ID number on the preprogrammed call list, press (Call) button to initiate the Private Call...

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    Trunked Private Conversation™ Call Operation 800 MHz only (cont.) Calling an ID Number at a Location in the Call List (Cont) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation Introduction The Call Alert page feature enables your radio to function like a pager (beeper). Your radio (as programmed by the RSS) can receive and respond to pages from other radios, and send pages to them. Answering a Call Alert Page When a Call Alert page is being received, you will hear a recurring four-beep tone until you answer the...

  • Page 34: Sending A Call Alert To The Last Id Number Transmitted Or Received

    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Sending a Call Alert to the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received To send a Call Alert to the last ID number transmitted or received, press the (Call) button. Note: • If the radio is programmed with both Private Call (PC) or Call Alert (CA) features, then press the call button twice to enter the CA mode.

  • Page 35: Direct Entry Of The Id Number To Be Call Alert Paged

    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be C all Alert Paged Press the (Call) button to directly enter the ID number to be called. Note: • If the radio is programmed with both Private Call (PC) or Call Alert (CA) features, then press the call button twice to enter the CA mode.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be C all Alert Paged (Cont.) Press the PTT switch to send the ID number. 5a. If you hear one beep, it indicates that the ID number has been received by the system, the radio you are paging is not on the air, and your radio remains in the Call Alert mode.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List To scroll to an ID number to be Call Alert paged from the preprogrammed call list, press the (Call) button. Note: • If the radio is programmed with both Private Call (PC) or Call Alert (CA) features, then press the (Call) button twice to enter the CA mode.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Paging an ID Number at a Location in the Call List You can also Call Alert page an ID number at a particular location in the preprogrammed call list. To page an ID number from the preprogrammed call list, press the (Call) button.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Paging an ID Number at a Location in the Call List (Cont.) When scrolling through the list, first “Id LoCx” (x can be any location number from 1 to 8) is displayed momentarily with the location number, and then the ID number.

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    Call Alert™ Page Operation (cont.) Paging an ID Number at a Location in the Call List (Cont.) 7a. If you hear one beep, it indicates that the ID number has been received by the system, the radio you are paging is not on the air, and your radio remains in the Call Alert mode.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only) Introduction As with regular telephone call, conversation in an trunked enhanced private conversation call is heard only by the called party. With this feature, you are able to determine whether the radio you are calling is in service. If the called party does not answer your call, then you can choose to leave your radio’s ID (via call alert) so that you can be called back.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Answering a Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation Call (Cont.) If you decide to answer the call, press the PTT switch to carry on a Private Conversation with the caller. The caller’s ID number will remain on the display for the duration of the call.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Enhanced calling the Last ID Number Transmitted or Received To call the last ID number transmitted or received, press the (Call) button. The display will show “PC” momentarily and then the last ID or “------”...

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called Press the (Call) button to call the ID number directly. The display shows “PC” momentarily and then changes to show the last ID number transmitted or received or blank display with six dashes if last ID was not stored.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Direct Entry of the ID Number to be Called (Cont.) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List To scroll to a certain ID number on the preprogrammed call list, press the (Call) button to initiate the Enhanced Private Call feature. Note: •...

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Scrolling to an ID Number in the Call List (Cont) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

  • Page 48: Calling An Id Number At A Location In The Call List

    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Calling an ID Number at a Location in the Call List You can also call an ID number at a particular location in the preprogrammed call list. To scroll to a certain ID number on the preprogrammed call list, press (Call) button to initiate the Enhanced...

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Calling an ID Number at a Location in the Call List (Cont.) Press the PTT switch. Wait for a second to allow the alert tone to sound in the receiving radio, then begin talking.

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    Trunked Enhanced Private Conversation™ Call Operation (900 MHz Only Cont.) Leaving Call Alert Page When Called Party Does Not Answer If the party you are private calling does not answer the call within twenty seconds, the display will show “no AnS”; the telephone ringing will stop and an alert tone will sound.

  • Page 51: Roaming Capability

    Roaming Capability SmartZone Operation GTX portables have the ability to operate on specially equipped Type II systems for roaming, most commonly referred to as Smartzone • SmartZone - provides an efficient use of channel resources. Efficient channel utilization is achieved via a new capability called Dynamic Site Assignment.

  • Page 52: Locking And Unlocking A Site

    Roaming Capability (cont.) Locking and Unlocking a Site If the radio is programmed to include SmartZone or AMSS, it requires to designate the site from which it should start operating on the system. To do so, choose the proper mode from the mode list. To verify whether the radio is presently locked onto the site, press the (Menu) button.

  • Page 53: Conventional Phone Operation

    Conventional Phone Operation Conventional Phone Operation Feature The conventional telephone feature allows you to use your conventional radio similar to a standard telephone. • To make a call, press the (Phone) button. The display will show PH with the current conventional system.

  • Page 54: Battery Information

    Batteries and Accessories Battery Information The GTX portable radio receives its power (7.5Vdc) from a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery. This battery is a safe, dependable power source for your radio. Proper care of the battery will ensure its effectiveness and allow for peak radio performance.

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    • Batteries which have been in storage should be charged overnight. • When using a Motorola rapid charger, leave battery in charger for an additional 1-2 hours after the green light appears. • Do Not leave your radio & battery in the charger when not charging.

  • Page 56

    Motorola fully endorses and encourages the recycling of nickel-cadmium batteries. You can ship, postpaid, your used Motorola nickel-cadmium batteries to INMETCO, an EPA-approved recycling facility, at the address given on the next page. Should you have any questions, contact the facility first.

  • Page 57: List Of Accessories

    Batteries and Accessories (cont.) List of Accessories Chargers HTN9630 Single Unit, Rapid Charger 110 Volts HTN9802 Single Unit, Rapid Charger, European Plug, 220 Volts HTN9803 Single Unit, Rapid Charger, UK Plug, 240 Volts HTN9702 Single Unit, Standard Charger, 110 Volts HTN9804 Single Unit, Standard Charger, European Plug, 220 Volts...

  • Page 58

    Batteries and Accessories (cont.) List of Accessories (Cont.) Carrying Accessories HLN9428 DTMF Standard Leather Carry Case w/Belt Loop HLN9750 Nylon Belt Loop Carry Case for High Capacity Battery HLN9421 DTMF Standard Leather Carry Case w/Swivel HLN9076 Standard Molded Carry Holder with Belt Clip HLN9429 DTMF Leather Carry Case w/Belt Loop for Fully Approved FM 1200 mAH Battery...

  • Page 59: Transmitting Distance

    General Information Transmitting Distance Several conditions determine the distance that your radio will transmit a clear data/voice communication. The following list describes many conditions and their typical affect on your radio's transmitting distance. radio's power more power longer distance radio's tuning properly tuned radio (on frequency, more power) longer distance stormy weather...

  • Page 60: Safety Standards

    FCC regulated equipment. Motorola subscribes to the same safety standard for the use of its products. Proper operation of this radio will result in user exposure substantially below FCC recommended limits: •...

  • Page 61: Important Safety Information

    General Information (cont.) Important Safety Information: Intrinsically Safe Radios FMRC Approved Equipment Anyone intending to use a radio in a location where hazardous concentrations of flammable material exist (hazardous atmosphere) is advised to become familiar with the subject of intrinsic safety and with the National Electric Code NFPA 70 (National Fire Protection Association) Article 500 (hazardous [classified] locations).

  • Page 62

    (cont.) Important Safety Information: Intrinsically Safe Radios (cont.) Radios must ship from the Motorola manufacturing facility with the hazardous atmosphere capability and FM Approval labeling. Radios will not be “upgraded” to this capability and labeled in the field. A modification changes the unit's hardware from its original design configuration.

  • Page 63: Air Bag Warning Statement

    FMRC Approved model. Do Not Substitute Options or Accessories The communications equipment package that Motorola submits to FMRC for testing and approval is tested as a system that consists of the communications unit itself and the battery, antenna and other options or accessories that make up the rest of the package to be approved.

  • Page 64: Read This Information Before Using Your Radio

    General Information (cont.) Read This Information Before Using Your Radio • Antenna Care and Replacement Do not use the radio with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with the skin, a minor burn may result. Replace a damaged antenna immediately.

  • Page 65

    General Information (cont.) • Aircraft Turn your radio OFF before boarding any aircraft. • Use it on the ground only with crew permission. • Do not use in the air. To prevent possible interference with aircraft systems, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require you to have permission from a crew member to use your radio while the plane is on the ground.

  • Page 66: Service

    Service Proper repair and maintenance procedures will assure efficient operation and long life for this product. A Motorola maintenance agreement will provide expert service to keep this and all other communication equipment in perfect operating condition. A nationwide service organization is provided by Motorola to support maintenance services.

  • Page 67: Express Service Plus

    Express Service Plus (ESP) is an optional extended service coverage plan. ESP provides for the repair of this product, at the Motorola Radio Support Center listed in step 3, below, for a period of three years (one year warranty plus two years of extended service) from the date of shipment from the factory, or the date of delivery if purchased from an authorized Motorola two-way radio dealer.

  • Page 68: Parts Information, Computer Software Copyrights

    Motorola, except for the normal nonexclusive, royalty free license to use that arises by operation of law in the sales of a product.

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