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  • Page 5: Declaration Of Conformity

    FCC logo shown below. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Per FCC CFR 47 Part 2 Section 2.1077(a) Responsible Party Name: Motorola, Inc. Address: 1301 E. Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60196-1078 USA Phone Number: 1-800-927-2744 Hereby declares that the product: Model Name: XTS 2500 / XTS 2500I conforms to the following regulations: FCC Part 15, subpart B, section 15.107(a), 15.107(d) and section 15.109(a)
  • Page 6: Computer Software Copyrights

    Product Safety and RF Exposure booklet enclosed with your radio (Motorola Publication part number 6881095C98) to ensure compliance with RF energy exposure limits. For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and other accessories, visit the following web site which lists approved accessories: http://www.motorola.com/governmentandenterprise...
  • Page 7: Documentation Copyrights

    Furthermore, Motorola reserves the right to make changes to any products herein to improve readability, function, or design. Motorola does not assume any liability arising out of the applications or use of any product or circuit described herein; nor does it cover any license under its patent rights, nor the rights of others.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Declaration of Conformity ..............i Product Safety and RF Exposure Compliance ......... ii Computer Software Copyrights ............ii Documentation Copyrights ..............iii Disclaimer ..................iii General Radio Operation ..........1 Notations Used in This Manual ............1 XTS 2500 / XTS 2500I Model 1.5 Radio ........... 2 Physical Features of the XTS 2500 / XTS 2500I Model 1.5 Radio ...
  • Page 9 Trunking System Controls ............... 38 Failsoft ..................38 Out-of-Range ................39 Site Lock ................... 39 Site View and Change .............. 40 Helpful Tips..............41 Radio Care ..................41 Cleaning ................... 41 Handling ................... 41 ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 10 Contents Service .................... 42 Battery ..................... 42 Battery Life ................42 Charging the Battery ..............42 Battery Recycling and Disposal ............44 Antenna ................... 45 Radio Operating Frequencies ........... 45 Accessories ..............47 Antennas ..................47 Batteries ..................48 Carry Accessories ................48 Belt Clips ..................
  • Page 11: General Radio Operation

    The following special notations identify certain items: Example Description Top button Buttons are shown in bold print. Information appearing in the SELF TEST radio’s display is shown using the special display font. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 12: Xts 2500 / Xts 2500I Model 1.5 Radio

    General Radio Operation XTS 2500 / XTS 2500 Model 1.5 Radio...
  • Page 13: Physical Features Of The Xts 2500 / Xts 2500I Model 1.5 Radio

    (programmable) Light Emitting Top Side (Select) Diode (LED) Button (programmable) Speaker Push-to-Talk (PTT) Button Universal Side Button 1 Connector (programmable) Channel Selector Side Button 2 Knob (programmable) (programmable) 3-Position Battery Concentric Switch (programmable) Display ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 14: Programmable Features

    General Radio Operation Programmable Features The programmable controls on your radio can be programmed by a qualified technician to operate certain software-activated features. The features that can be assigned to these controls, and the page numbers where these features can be found, are listed below. Table 1: Programmable Features Feature Page...
  • Page 15: Display

    Light button. The light will remain on for a preprogrammed time before it turns off automatically, or you can turn it off immediately by pressing the Light button again. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 16: Status Symbols

    General Radio Operation Status Symbols The top two rows in the display contain symbols indicating the radio’s status. Table 2: Status Symbols Symbol Indication Page Battery • Conventional = Blinks when the battery is low. • Smart = The number of bars (0-3) shown indicates the charge remaining in your battery.
  • Page 17: Light Emitting Diode (Led) Indicators

    Long, Talk Prohibit/ when the PTT button is Low-Pitched PTT Inhibit pressed, and transmissions Tone are prevented. Out-of-Range when the PTT button is pressed, but the radio is out of range of the system. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 18 General Radio Operation Table 4: Alert Tones (Continued) You hear: Tone Name Heard: Invalid Mode when the radio is set to an Long, unprogrammed channel. Low-Pitched Individual Call when the radio is in Individual Tone Warning Tone Call without any activity for more than 6 seconds.
  • Page 19 Scan feature is High Pitched deactivated through the Tones pre-programmed button or followed by a 3-Position Rotary Switch. Group of Low Pitched Tones Ringing Phone Call when a landline phone call is Received received. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 20: Standard Accessories

    Prior to using a new battery, charge it for a minimum of 16 hours to ensure optimum capacity and performance. For a list of Motorola approved batteries available for use with your XTS 2500 / XTS 2500 radio, see “Batteries” on page 48.
  • Page 21 Remove the Battery With the radio off, slide down the latches on the sides of the battery. Pull the top of the battery away from the radio. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 22 General Radio Operation Smart Battery Condition This feature allows you to view the condition of your Smart Battery. Press the Smart Battery CAPACITY70% button. INIT10/01 Note: If a Smart Battery is not SMART BATT powering your radio: DATA NOT Press the Smart Battery button again to exit.
  • Page 23: Antenna

    For information regarding other available antennas, see page 47. Attach the Antenna With the radio off, turn the antenna clockwise to attach it. Remove the Antenna With the radio off, turn the antenna counter-clockwise to remove it. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 24: Belt Clip

    General Radio Operation Belt Clip Attach the Belt Clip Align the grooves of the belt clip with those of the battery. Press the belt clip downward until you clear a “click.” Remove the Belt Clip Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to press the belt clip tab away from the battery.
  • Page 25: Universal Connector Cover

    Insert the hooked end of the cover into the top of the connector. Press downward on the cover’s top to seat it into the slot. Press the cover’s lower tab below the connector until it snaps in place. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 26: Remote Speaker Microphone Adapter

    Attach the Adapter With the Motorola side of the adapter facing out, snap the smaller end of the adapter into place in the shroud indent, below the On/Off Volume Control Knob.
  • Page 27: Radio On And Off

    If the radio continues to fail the power-up test, record the ERROR XX/YY code and contact a qualified service technician. Turn the Radio Off Turn the On/Off/Volume Control knob counterclockwise until it clicks. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 28: Zones And Channels

    General Radio Operation Zones and Channels A zone is a grouping of channels. A channel is a group of radio characteristics, such as transmit/receive frequency pairs. Before you use your radio to receive or send messages, you should select the zone. Select a Zone If a control on your radio has FIREDISP NW...
  • Page 29: Mode Select Button

    Mode Select button. The buttons that are assigned for this feature are labeled in the following picture. Top Button Top Side Button Side Button 1 Side Button 2 ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 30: Receive / Transmit

    General Radio Operation Receive / Transmit Radio users who switch from analog to digital radios often assume that the lack of static on a digital channel is an indication that the radio is not working properly. This is not the case. Digital technology quiets the transmission by removing the “noise”...
  • Page 31: Use The Preprogrammed Volume Set Button

    Release the Volume Set button. Adjust the Volume Control Knob if necessary. Press and hold the PTT button to transmit. LED lights RED while transmitting. Release the PTT button to receive (listen). ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 32: Use The Preprogrammed Monitor Button

    General Radio Operation Use the Preprogrammed Monitor Button Turn the radio on and select the desired zone and channel. Press the Monitor button and listen for activity. (See the following Conventional Mode Operation.) Adjust the Volume Control knob if necessary. Press and hold the PTT button to transmit.
  • Page 33: Conventional Mode Operation

    PTT button, to return to the original squelch setting. Note: If you try to transmit on a receive-only channel, you will hear an invalid tone until you release the PTT button. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 34: Common Radio Features

    Common Radio Features Selectable Power Level This feature lets you select the power level at which your radio will transmit. The radio will always turn on to the preprogrammed default setting. This feature must be programmed by a qualified radio technician.
  • Page 35: Pl Defeat

    LED will go out until you release the PTT. Release the PTT button. • LED re-lights • Timer resets Press the PTT to re-transmit. • Timer restarts Time-out timer restarts. • RED LED ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 36: Emergency

    Common Radio Features Emergency If the top (orange) button is programmed to send an emergency signal, then this signal overrides any other communication over the selected channel. Your radio can be programmed for the following: • Emergency Alarm • Emergency Alarm with Emergency Call •...
  • Page 37 Note: For Emergency Alarm with Emergency Call: The radio enters the Emergency Call state either after it receives the dispatcher’s acknowledgment, or if you press the PTT button while in Emergency Alarm. Go to step 2 below: “Send an Emergency Call.” ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 38: Send A Silent Emergency Alarm

    Common Radio Features Send a Silent Emergency Alarm With your radio turned on, • Display does not change press the Emergency • LED does not light button. The display does not • No tones change, the LED does not light, and you hear no tones. Note: To exit emergency at any time, press and hold the Emergency button for about a second.
  • Page 39 • If the new channel is NOT programmed for Emergency, an invalid tone sounds until you exit the Emergency state or change to a channel programmed for emergency. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 40: Emergency Keep-Alive

    Common Radio Features Emergency Keep-Alive With Emergency Keep-Alive enabled, if the radio is in the Emergency state, you cannot turn off the radio by using the On/Off Volume Control knob. With Keep-Alive, the radio will only exit the Emergency state using one of the ways mentioned in the previous sections (Emergency Alarm, Silent Emergency Alarm, or Emergency Call).
  • Page 41: Scan

    Scan List Empty If the scan list has no EMPTY LIST members, EMPTY LIST is displayed. EMPTY LIST can be changed by turning scan off, or a qualified technician adds members to the scan list. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 42: Delete A Nuisance Channel

    Common Radio Features Delete a Nuisance Channel When the radio scans to a channel that you do not wish to hear (nuisance channel), you can temporarily delete the channel from the scan list. When the radio is locked onto the channel to be deleted, press the preprogrammed Nuisance Delete button.
  • Page 43 Dynamic Priority button. Note: The priority-one channel cannot be changed to priority-two. The radio continues scanning the remaining channels in the list. To resume scanning the preprogrammed priority-two channel, you must leave and re-enter scan operation. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 44: Telephone Calls (Trunking Only)

    Common Radio Features Telephone Calls (Trunking Only) Use your radio to receive standard phone calls. A landline phone can be used to call a radio. Answer a Phone Call When a phone call is received, you hear a telephone-type ringing, the PHONE CALL LED blinks GREEN, the •...
  • Page 45: Private Calls (Trunking Only)

    If the name is not in the call list, the caller’s ID number is displayed. Press and hold the PTT button to talk; release it to listen. Press the Call Response button again to hang up. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 46: Call Alert Paging

    Common Radio Features Call Alert Paging Call Alert allows your radio to work like a pager. Answer a Call Alert Page When a Call Alert Page is received, you hear four repeating alert tones, the PAGE RECEIVD LED blinks GREEN, the •...
  • Page 47: Repeater Or Direct Operation

    REPEATER operation increases the radio’s range by connecting with other radios through a repeater. Transmit and receive frequencies are different. Select Repeater or Direct Operation Place the preprogrammed Repeater/Direct switch in Repeater or Direct position. indicates direct mode. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 48: Special Radio Features

    Special Radio Features PTT ID Receive This feature allows you to see the radio ID number of the radio you are currently receiving. This ID can be a maximum of eight characters and can be viewed by both the receiving radio and the dispatcher. Transmit Your radio’s ID number is automatically sent every time the PTT button is pressed.
  • Page 49: Out-Of-Range

    Press the Site Lock/Unlock button. SITE LOCKED The current lock state is momentarily displayed. SITE UNLOCKED Press and hold the Site Lock/ SITE LOCKED Unlock button until you see the desired lock state. SITE UNLOCKED ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 50: Site View And Change

    Special Radio Features Site View and Change View the Current Site Momentarily press the preprogrammed Site Search button. The display shows either the number of the current site and its corresponding SITE 2 Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) symbol ). (See Table 2 on page 6.
  • Page 51: Helpful Tips

    Avoid subjecting the radio to corrosives, solvents or spirits. • Do not disassemble the radio. • Keep the accessory-connector cover in place until ready to use the connector. Replace the cover immediately once the accessory has been disconnected. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 52: Service

    Helpful Tips 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 53 Charging a hot battery (above 95°F [35°C]) results in reduced discharge capacity, affecting the performance of the radio. Motorola rapid-rate battery chargers contain a temperature-sensing circuit to ensure that batteries are charged within the temperature limits stated above.
  • Page 54: Battery Recycling And Disposal

    Motorola fully endorses and encourages the recycling of NiCd batteries. In the U.S. and Canada, Motorola participates in the nationwide Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) program for NiCd battery collection and recycling. Many retailers and dealers participate in this program.
  • Page 55: Antenna

    133 GRAY 380–520 NAE6549 wideband 800 MHz whip, 178 RED 806–870 NAF5037 halfwave 900 MHz whip, 169 BLUE 896–941 NAF5038 halfwave 800 MHz dipole 200 RED 806–870 NAF5039 900 MHz dipole 201 BLUE 896–941 NAF5040 ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 56 Helpful Tips Approx. Insulator Frequency Antenna Length Antenna Type Color Range Kit No. Code (MHz) 800/900 MHz WHITE 806–941 NAF5042 stubby, quarterwave 700/800 MHz whip 178 GREEN 764–870 NAF5080...
  • Page 57: Accessories

    Accessories Motorola provides the following approved accessories to improve the productivity of your XTS 2500 / XTS 2500 portable two-way radio. For a list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and other accessories, visit the following web site which lists approved accessories: http://www.motorola.com/governmentandenterprise...
  • Page 58: Batteries

    * Batteries include an over-discharge protection circuit (similar to those in Li- Ion batteries) to extend life of batteries by preventing excessive battery dis- charge during customer use. Motorola strongly recommends charging these batteries with Motorola-approved IMPRES desktop charges programmed with version 3.4 of the IMPRES desktop charger software...
  • Page 59: Enhanced And Multi-Unit Line Cords

    Single-unit dual rate, rapid charger w/o cord RLN4884 Single-unit Travel Charger Enhanced and Multi-Unit Line Cords NTN7373 110V interchangeable line NTN7374 220V interchangeable line (2-prong Euro plug) NTN7375 240V interchangeable line (3-prong UK plug) ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 60: Microphones, Remote Speaker

    Accessories Microphones, Remote Speaker NMN6191 Remote speaker mic, noise-canceling (includes 6.0-ft. coiled cord assembly, 3.5-mm earjack, swivel clip, quick disconnect) NMN6193 Remote speaker mic NNTN4285 Remote speaker mic adapter ZMN6031 Speaker mic, 3-piece ZMN6032 Speaker mic, 2-piece ZMN6038 Speaker mic, 2-piece, extra loud ZMN6039 Speaker mic, 3-piece, extra loud *RMN5074...
  • Page 61: Surveillance Accessories

    BDN6668 Earpiece, mic and PTT separate, beige BDN6669 Earpiece, mic and PTT combined, with extra-loud earphone (exceeds OSHA limits), beige BDN6670 Earpiece, mic and PTT separate with extra-loud ear- phone (exceeds OSHA limits), beige ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 62 Accessories BDN6677 Ear mic, standard, noise up to 95 dB (must order BDN6671 interface module), black BDN6678 Ear mic, standard, noise up to 95 dB (must order BDN6671 interface module), beige BDN6719 Earpad, with 3.5mm threaded plug BDN6726 Earpiece with standard earphone, black BDN6727 Earpiece with extra-loud earphone (exceeds OSHA limits), black...
  • Page 63: Headsets And Headset Accessories

    Push-to-talk (PTT) and voice-activated (VOX) inter- face module (for use with BDN6641, BDN6677 and BDN6678) BDN6708 PTT interface module (for use with BDN6641, BDN6677 and BDN6678) Switches 0180300E83 Remote PTT body switch NTN7660 Tilt / man down switch ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 64: Appendix: Maritime Radio Use In The Vhf Frequency Range

    Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range Special Channel Assignments Emergency Channel If you are in imminent and grave danger at sea and require emergency assistance, use VHF Channel 16 to send a distress call to nearby vessels and the United States Coast Guard. Transmit the following information, in this order: “MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY.”...
  • Page 65: Non-Commercial Call Channel

    Services can be obtained from the full text of FCC Rule Part 80 and from the US Coast Guard. Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List Frequency (MHz) Channel Number Transmit Receive 156.050 160.650 156.100 160.700 156.150 160.750 156.200 160.800 156.250 160.850 156.300 – 156.350 160.950 ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 66 Appendix: Maritime Radio Use in the VHF Frequency Range Table A-1: VHF Marine Channel List (Continued) Frequency (MHz) Channel Number Transmit Receive 156.400 – 156.450 156.450 156.500 156.500 156.550 156.550 156.600 156.600 13** 156.650 156.650 156.700 156.700 15** 156.750 156.750 156.800 156.800 17**...
  • Page 67 Simplex channels 3, 21, 23, 61, 64, 81, 82, and 83 cannot be lawfully used by the general public in US waters. ** Low power (1 W) only *** Guard band Note: A – in the Receive column indicates that the channel is transmit only. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 68: Glossary

    A channel that has traffic on it. Analog Signal An RF signal that has a continuous nature rather than a pulsed or discrete nature. ASTRO 25 Trunking Motorola standard for wireless digital trunked communications. ASTRO Motorola standard for wireless analog or Conventional digital conventional communications.
  • Page 69 If the channel is in use, you will hear conversation. It also serves as a way to check the volume level of the radio, as the radio will “open the squelch” when pressing the monitor button. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 70 Glossary Network Access Network Access Code (NAC) operates on Code digital channels to reduce voice channel interference between adjacent systems and sites. NiCd Nickel Cadmium. NiMH Nickel Metal Hydride. Non-tactical/Revert The user will talk on a preprogrammed emergency channel. The emergency alarm is sent on this same channel.
  • Page 71 Talkgroup An organization of radio users who communicate with each other. Trunking The automatic sharing of communications paths between a large number of users. (See Conventional.) Zone A grouping of channels. ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 72 Glossary Notes...
  • Page 73: Commercial Warranty

    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 74 This warranty sets forth the full extent of MOTOROLA'S responsibilities regarding the Product. Repair, replacement or refund of the purchase price, at MOTOROLA’s option, is the exclusive remedy. THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING...
  • Page 75 Commercial Warranty 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. You can also call Motorola at 1-888-567-7347 US/Canada.
  • Page 76 A) that MOTOROLA will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of such claim; B) that MOTOROLA will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and C) should the Product or parts become, or in MOTOROLA’s...
  • Page 77 MOTOROLA, nor will MOTOROLA have any liability for the use of ancillary equipment or software not furnished by MOTOROLA which is attached to or used in connection with the Product. The foregoing states the entire liability of MOTOROLA with respect to infringement of patents by the Product or any parts thereof.
  • Page 78: Index

    Index Index body-worn ....... 48 channel accessories select a channel ...... 18 antennas ........47 chargers ........48 batteries ........48 enhanced and multi-unit belt clips ........48 line cords ....... 49 body-worn ........48 conventional fuel gauge symbol . 43 carry accessories .....48 conventional mode operation ..
  • Page 79 ......18 select a channel ......18 selectable power level ....24 send an emergency alarm ..26 service ........42 site change .........40 site lock ........39 site trunking change the current site ....40 smart battery condition ....12 ASTRO XTS 2500/XTS 2500I Model 1.5...
  • Page 80 Index Notes...