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Professional Radio
User Guide
Issue: June 2000


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    Professional Radio GM160 User Guide 68P64110B87 Issue: June 2000...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Radio Calls ......15 CONTENTS Making a Selective Call ....15 Receiving a Selective Call .

  • Page 4: Computer Software Copyrights

    Two-Way Radios ....39 United States of America and other countries preserve for Motorola Europe and Motorola Inc. certain exclusive rights for copyrighted computer...

  • Page 5: Radio Overview

    Mic Jack Programmable Button 1 (P1) This user guide covers the operation of the Programmable Button 2 (P2) GM160 Professional Mobile Radio. 10. Edit Buttons Left/Right Please read pages 39 to 41 before using this radio 11. Programmable Button 3 (P3) OPERATION AND CONTROL 12.

  • Page 6: Programmable Buttons

    Programmable Buttons The dealer can use the abbreviations (P1, P2, P3, P4) shown in the radio illustration on the Your radio has several programmable buttons. inside cover. Your dealer can program these buttons as Also, where appropriate, have your dealer shortcuts to various radio features.

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    Hold Down Function Indicator Short Press Long Press Page Button Sound a tone for adjusting Volume Set — — — your radio’s volume level. Takes you directly to a pre-programmed Home Revert — — † zone/channel combination. † Direct Channel Toggle the direct access channel feature.

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    Hold Down Function Indicator Short Press Long Press Page Button † Speed Dial — Access your phone list directly. — Toggle silent monitor Turn on open operation (also turn off Monitor squelch — — open squelch monitor when monitor. it has been activated). Option Board Toggle between activating and deactivating (if one is...

  • Page 9: Menu Keys

    Menu Keys Use with Optional Enhanced DTMF Menu/ Microphone (RMN4026) Exit Select 1 2 3 4 5 6 Left Down Right 7 8 9 Menu/Select Key * 0 # Used to enter Menu Mode. When in Menu * * * Mode, this key is also used to make menu selections.

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    Entering Characters Using the Keypad Number of Times Key is Pressed < > & À Á Â Ç à á â ç È É Ê è é ê ë Ì Í ì í î ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô ñ ò...

  • Page 11: Lcd Screen

    LCD Screen Symbol Indication Phone Mode is selected. Phone An Emergency Alert is being sent. The top screen row displays radio status Emergency information: A Selective Call or Call Alert has been received. Symbol Indication Call Received The Companding The Scan feature is feature is activated.

  • Page 12: Audio Indicators For Programmable Buttons

    AUDIO INDICATORS FOR Symbol Indication PROGRAMMABLE BUTTONS The radio is not transmitting through a Low-High Tone Talkaround repeater. The radio is in Program High-Low Tone List editing mode. Programming Mode Indicates signal In addition to having associated visual strength. The more indicators, some programmable buttons use Signal Strength bars, the stronger the...

  • Page 13: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED ADJUSTING THE VOLUME Turn the On/Off/Volume Control knob TURNING THE RADIO ON OR OFF clockwise to increase the volume, or counterclockwise to decrease the volume. – or– button Hold down the Volume Set (see page 5). You will hear a continuous tone. Turn the On/Off/Volume Control knob to the desired volume level.

  • Page 14: Menu Navigation Chart

    MENU NAVIGATION CHART (Refer to Menu Navigation guidelines— lower, left-hand corner of this page) Rptr/ Audio/ System Radio Utilities Program Phone Zone Message Message Status Talkarnd Tones Scan Call (p. 35) Lists (p. 28) (p. 13) (p. 20) (p. 33) (p.

  • Page 15: Selecting A Zone

    SELECTING A ZONE SELECTING A RADIO CHANNEL A zone is a group of up to 16 channels. Before Your radio offers 128 channels (8 zones of 16 you can access a channel in a zone, you must channels each). select the zone in one of two ways: Note: Due to government regulations, some channels may not be programmed.

  • Page 16: Sending A Call

    2 Enter the desired channel using the DTMF Hold the microphone vertically 2.5 to 5 cm keypad microphone. (1 to 2 inches) from your mouth. Press the PTT to talk; release it to listen. to confirm your selection. 5 Release the PTT to listen. SENDING A CALL RECEIVING A CALL Turn your radio on.

  • Page 17: Radio Calls

    RADIO CALLS Press the PTT to talk; release it to listen. MAKING A SELECTIVE CALL When finished with the call, You can make a selective call to a particular radio to return to Selective Call or group of radios, provided the signalling –or–...

  • Page 18: Sending A Call Alert Page

    ™ SENDING A CALL ALERT PAGE If not, You can alert another person by sending a Call you will see No Acknowledge Alert page. To send a Call Alert page: to return to Call Alert –or– to enter Menu Mode. Hold down to exit Menu Mode.

  • Page 19: Radio Check

    RADIO CHECK Press the PTT. This feature allows you to determine if a radio You will see Call In Prog is in range without disturbing the user of the If the Radio Check is received, radio. Radio Check can also be used when attempts with Selective Call and Call Alert fail.

  • Page 20: Sending A Message

    To send an electronic (data) message: to select Status to enter Menu Mode. to locate the desired status in the pre-programmed list. until Message – or– when using the keypad microphone only, to select Message enter the number of the status you wish to to locate the desired message in send.

  • Page 21: Sending An Emergency Alert

    Show E (Silent Emergency) • The LCD screen • Msg Received displays alternating –or– with the preprogrammed alias. • Activate the microphone so that all activity Note: If receive message that can be transmitted (for a predetermined programmed into your radio, the display will amount of time).

  • Page 22: Editing A Radio Call List

    EDITING A RADIO CALL LIST K to select the entry. The ID numbers in your Radio Call List are 10 Use your keypad to edit the entry (see page 7). preprogrammed by your dealer. However, you can edit the names associated with these IDs to save your changes.

  • Page 23: Setting The Power Level

    SETTING THE POWER LEVEL B To select either Repeater Mode or Talkaround Mode: Each channel in your radio has a predefined Press the preprogrammed Repeater/ transmit power level that can be changed. Talkaround button (see page 5) to toggle High power ( S ) •...

  • Page 24: Name And Call/message Tone Tagging

    until until Power High? Name Tone Tag Msg Tone Tag or until Power Low? to select Name Tone Tag to confirm the selection. Msg Tone Tag NAME AND CALL/MESSAGE TONE TAGGING until you see the name or message you want to tag. You can program your radio to sound a particular alert tone when: to confirm the selection.

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    To tag a type of radio call: to enter Menu Mode. until Audio/Tones to select Audio/Tones until Call Tone Tag Call Tone Tag to select until you see the call type you want to tag. to confirm the selection. until you hear the tone you want to use for this type of call.

  • Page 26: Scan

    SCAN –or– Your radio can monitor multiple channels in a to enter Menu Mode. scan list. Your dealer can program up to 16 different channels into each scan list. When System Scan until your radio detects activity on a scan list channel, it will automatically switch to that System Scan to select...

  • Page 27: Deleting A Nuisance Channel

    DELETING A NUISANCE CHANNEL be assigned to several Channel Selector positions. For example: If a channel continually generates unwanted calls or noise (a “nuisance” channel), use the Position 2 Position 14 Scan button to temporarily delete the channel from the scan list. Note: You cannot delete a priority channel (see page 26) or the last remaining channel in a scan list.

  • Page 28: Prioritizing A Channel In A Scan List

    Scan List to select to return to Add Entry? or to return to Delete Entry? Add Entry? until – or– Delete Entry? or until Hold down to exit Menu Mode. to confirm your selection. Prioritizing a Channel in a Scan List until you see the channel you You may want to check the activity on one or want to add or delete.

  • Page 29: Setting Priority Channels

    Priority #1? Priority Channel Scanning Sequence until Priority #2? Channel 2 C h1 C h8 C h3 or until (Priority 1) C h4 C h8 … Ch1 to select the desired priority level. Channel 8 (Priority 2) until you see the channel you want to prioritize.

  • Page 30: Phone

    PHONE You will hear a series of tones indicating that an access code is being sent automatically. If your radio has access to a telephone system, You will also see your access code displayed; you can make a phone call. To do this, your –...

  • Page 31: Modifying The Phone List

    MODIFYING THE PHONE LIST K Note: To redial the last number dialled (if not using Speed Dial), do not choose a You can modify a phone list in one of the number. Proceed to step 7. following ways: Alternatively, if you entered your •...

  • Page 32: Deleting An Entry

    Add Entry? until to return to Add Entry? –or– to select Add Entry? Hold down to exit Menu Mode. Enter Name You will see Deleting an Entry: Use the keypad to enter the name (see To delete an entry: page 7). to enter Menu Mode.

  • Page 33: Editing An Entry

    Entry Deleted You will see to select the entry. Delete Entry? to return to until Edit Name? –or– to edit the name, Hold down to exit Menu Mode. Edit Number? – or– until to edit the phone number, Editing an Entry (when using the keypad Edit Location? –...

  • Page 34: Editing An Access/deaccess Code

    Editing an Access/Deaccess Code (when using to edit another code. the keypad microphone only) – or– To edit an access/deaccess code: Hold down to exit Menu Mode. to enter Menu Mode. until Program Lists to select Program Lists until Edit Codes? to select Edit Codes? until...

  • Page 35: Audio/tone Settings

    AUDIO/TONE SETTINGS to select the feature. You will see the feature’s current setting. You can customize the audio and tone feature settings on your radio. for available settings. (Refer to the table below.) to enter Menu Mode. to select the desired setting. until Audio/Tones to select...

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    Audio/Tone Settings Feature What it Does Settings Assigns a specific tone to all calls from a specific user Name Tone Tag Standard (see page 22 for details). Alert #1 – #7 Assigns a specific tone when receiving a specific type of Call Tone Tag Standard radio call (see page 23 for details).

  • Page 37: Utilities

    UTILITIES until you see the feature you want to change (see table below). You can customize some of your radio’s features by: to select the feature. You will see the feature’s current setting. to enter Menu Mode. for available settings. until Utilities to select the desired setting.

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    Utilities Features Feature What it Does Settings Allows you to select the language displayed on the display. Language English Selection Spanish Portuguese French Activates/deactivates the option board installed in your radio. Option Opt Board On board Opt Board Off Displays the radio’s software version number. Software ——...

  • Page 39: Setting The Time

    SETTING THE TIME When a setting (e.g., “hour”) is blinking, you can change it with To set the time: to enter Menu Mode. Hour 3:05 PM (AM or PM) until Utilities Minutes (AM/PM or 24 hr) to select Utilities to proceed to the next setting (e.g., until Clock from hour to minutes).

  • Page 40: Displaying The Time

    DISPLAYING THE TIME SELECTING THE DISPLAY LANGUAGE To display the time: To select the display language: to enter Menu Mode. to enter Menu Mode. until Utilities until Utilities to select Utilities to select Utilities until Clock until Language Select to confirm your selection. to confirm your selection.

  • Page 41: Safety And Warranty

    • 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- For information regarding radio use in hazardous...

  • Page 42: Electromagnetic Interference/compatibility

    Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility Blasting Caps and Areas Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible To avoid possible interference with blasting to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if operations, turn off your radio when you are near inadequately shielded, designed electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in otherwise configured for electromagnetic areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.”...

  • Page 43: Mobile Antenna Installation

    Table 1: Radiated Power and Distance GENERAL RADIO CARE • The use of chemicals such as Radiated Power of Minimum Distance detergents, alcohol, aerosol Vehicle-installed From Transmitting C a u t i o n sprays, and/or petroleum Mobile Two-way Radio Antenna products may be harmful to and damage the radio housing.

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    NOTES English...

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