Download  Print this page

Motorola TALKABOUT T4XX SERIES User Manual

Hide thumbs


Quick Links

Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to
electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately
shielded, designed or otherwise configured for
electromagnetic compatibility.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause interference, and
This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility
conflicts, turn off your radio in any facility where posted notices
instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be
using equipment that is sensitive to external RF energy.
When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when onboard an
aircraft. Any use of a radio must be in accordance with
applicable regulations per airline crew instructions.
Medical Devices – Pacemakers, Defibrillators or other
Implanted Medical Devices
MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under
license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Persons with pacemakers, Implantable cardioverter-
© 2015 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
defibrillators (ICDs) or other active implantable medical devices
Printed in China
(AIMD) should:
For More Information
Consult with their physicians regarding the potential risk of
interference from radio frequency transmitters, such as
For further information, you may call Motorola Solutions at
portable radios (poorly shielded medical devices may be
1-800-448-6686 (Canada and U.S.), or visit us on the Internet at
more susceptible to interference).
Turn the radio OFF immediately if there is any reason to
Safety and General Information
suspect that interference is taking place.
Do not carry the radio in a chest pocket or near the
implantation site, and carry or use the radio on the
RF Exposure and Product Safety Instructions for
opposite side of their body from the implantable device to
Portable Two-Way Radios General Populated and
minimize the potential for interference.
Uncontrolled Environments.
Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing
aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult
Before using this radio, refer to the important operating
your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
instructions for safe usage and RF energy awareness and
Other Medical Devices
control for compliance with applicable Standards and
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the
Compliance with RF Exposure Standards
manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately
shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist
Your Motorola Two-Way radio complies with the following RF
you in obtaining this information.
energy exposure standard and guidelines:
Use of Communication Devices While Driving
United States Federal Communications Commission,
Always check the laws and regulations on the use of radios in
Code of Federal Regulations; 47 CFR et seq. & FCC.
the areas where you drive.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Give full attention to driving and to the road.
Use hands-free operation, if available.
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation
Pull off the road and park before making or answering a
Protection (ICNIRP).
call, if driving conditions or regulations so require.
Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6 & Industry
Canada RSS-102.
For Vehicle With Air Bags
Australian Communications Authority
Refer to the vehicle manufacturer's manual prior to installation
Radiocommunications Standard et seq.
of electronic equipment to avoid interference with air bag wiring.
Transmit and Receive Procedure
Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in
the air bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If
Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To
a portable radio is placed in the air bag deployment area and the
control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general
air bag inflates, the radio may be propelled with great force and
population/uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always
cause serious injury to occupants of the vehicle.
adhere to the following procedure:
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Transmit no more than 50% of the time.
To receive calls, release the PTT button.
Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially
To transmit (talk), press the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button in
explosive atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially
front of the face.
qualified should be used in such areas as "Intrinsically Safe". Do
Hold the radio in a vertical position with the microphone
not remove, install or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a
(and other parts of the radio including the antenna) at least
potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire
one inch (2.5 centimeters) away from the nose or lips.
resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Keeping the radio at a proper distance is important to
Note: The areas with potentially explosive atmosphere referred
ensure compliance.
to above include fueling areas such as below decks on
Note: RF exposure decreases with increasing distance from the
boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas
where the air contains chemicals or particles (such as
Body Worn Operation. When worn on the body, always
grain, dust or metal powders) and any other area where
you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle
place the radio in a Motorola-approved clip, holder,
holster, case or body harness for this product.
engine. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are
Please refer to the following websites for more information on
often – but not always posted.
what RF energy exposure is and how to control your exposure
Blasting Caps and Areas
to assure compliance with established RF exposure limits:
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off
your radio when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a
blasting area, or in areas posted "Turn off two-way radios". Obey
all signs and instructions.
Two-way Radio Operation
Operational Cautions
Use only Motorola-approved supplied or replacement
antennas, batteries, and audio accessories. Use of non-
Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna.
Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and wired or
If a damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a
wireless accessories may exceed the applicable RF
minor burn can result.
exposure guidelines (iEEE, ICNIRP or FCC).
For a list of Motorola-approved accessories for your radio
model, visit the following website: http://
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury
such as burns if a conductive material touches exposed
terminals. The conductive material may complete an electrical
circuit (short circuit) and become hot.
Flashlight LED
Exercise care when removing NiMH or AA batteries. Do
Accessory Port
not use sharp or conductive tools to remove these
Exercise care in handling any charged battery, particularly
when placing it inside a pocket, purse or other container
with metal objects.
Do not discard your battery in a fire.
Do not replace the battery in any area labeled "Hazardous
Atmosphere". Any sparks created in a potentially
explosive atmosphere can cause explosion or fire.
Flashlight Button
Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, shred or otherwise
attempt to change the form of your battery.
Do not dry a wet battery or damp battery with an appliance
Push-to-Talk (High)
or heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave oven.
If the radio battery contact area has been submerged in
Push-to-Talk (Low)
water, dry and clean the battery contacts before attaching
Mode Switch
the battery to the radio.
Battery Charger Safety Instructions:
Save these Instructions
Turn the radio off when charging the battery.
Do not expose the charger to outside environment.
Chargers should only be used indoors.
Do not operate or disassemble the charger. Do not use a
charger that has been dropped or damaged in any way.
Never alter the AC cord or plug provided with the unit. If
the plug will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician. An improper condition
can result in a risk of electric shock.
To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or plug, pull the
plug rather than the cord when disconnecting the charger
from the AC receptacle.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger
Numbers for Channel,
from the outlet before attempting any maintenance or
Call Tone
Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by
Numbers for Codes
Motorola Solutions may result in a risk of fire, electric
shock or personal injury.
Make sure the cord is located so it will not be stepped on,
tripped over or subjected to damage or stress.
An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use of an improper extension cord could result
in a risk of a fire and/or electric shock. If an extension cord
must be used, make sure that:
The pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those on the plug of the
The extension cord is properly wired and in good
The extension cord size is 18 AWG for lengths up to 100
feet, and 16 AWG for lengths up to 150 feet.
The supply cord of the AC adaptor cannot be replaced. If
the cord is damaged, call customer service at
1-800-448-6686 (Canada and U.S.).
FCC Licensing Information
Your Motorola Solutions radio operates on General Mobile
Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies and is subject to the Rules
and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission
This radio is weatherproof to IP-54 standards. It is dust/
splashproof from any direction. The radio is resistant to water
The FCC requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies
and rain splashes only when the battery cover, headset
obtain a radio license before operating their equipment. To
accessory port, and micro-USB ports are sealed. Open the
obtain the FCC forms, please visit the FCC website at
battery compartment door or headset port cover only when the to source form 605
radio is dry. Use of a headset accessory should be in dry
and 159, which includes all the instructions you will need.
environments only.
If you wish to have the document faxed or mailed, or if you have
The micro-USB adaptor is not waterproof. Do not expose to rain
questions, please use the following contact information:
or snow. Charge the radios only in a dry location. Do not charge
For a fax:
For mail service:
If you have questions
wet radios. The battery door must be tightly closed with the
Contact the Fax-On-
Call the FCC Forms
about the FCC License:
screw to maintain the weatherproof seal of the radio.
Demand system
Call the FCC
Installing the Batteries
1-800-418-FORM (3676)
Each radio can use either 1 NiMH rechargeable battery pack or
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola
3 AA alkaline batteries and beeps when the batteries are low.
Solutions may void the user authority granted by the FCC to
Installing the NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack
operate this radio and should not be made. To comply with FCC
(Optional Accessory)
requirements, transmitter adjustments should be made only by
or under the supervision of a person certified as technically
Turn the radio off.
qualified to perform transmitter maintenance and repairs in the
With the back of the radio facing you, loosen the retaining
private land mobile and fixed services as certified by an
screw on the battery door and open the cover.
organization representative of the user of those services.
Remove the NiMH battery pack from the clear plastic bag
Replacement of any transmitter component (crystal,
(do not disassemble or unwrap the battery pack).
semiconductor, etc) not authorized by the FCC equipment
Insert the NiMH battery pack with the diagram facing you.
authorization for this radio could violate FCC rules.
(The ribbon should be underneath the battery pack and
Note: Use of this radio outside the country where it was
should wrap around the right side of the pack for easy
intended to be distributed is subject to government
regulations and may be prohibited.
Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
the battery cover.
Installing the Three AA Alkaline Batteries
Turn the radio off.
With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover
latch up and remove the cover.
Insert the three AA Alkaline batteries with + and – polarity
as shown inside. (The ribbon should be underneath the
AA alkaline batteries and should wrap around the right
side of the batteries).
Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
Control Buttons
the battery cover.
Radio Battery Meter
The radio battery icon shows the battery charge level, from full
to empty
. When the radio has one segment left,
the radio chirps periodically or after releasing the PTT button
(Low Battery Alert).
Removing the NiMH Battery Pack
Turn the radio off.
With the back of the radio facing you, loosen the retaining
screw on the battery door and open the cover.
Remove the NiMH battery pack by pulling the ribbon
attached to the radio.
Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
the battery door.
Removing the Three AA Alkaline Batteries
Turn the radio off.
With the back of the radio facing you, loosen the retaining
screw on the battery door and open the cover.
Call Tone
Gently remove each alkaline battery by easing each
battery out individually.
Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
the battery door.
Charging Port
Exercise care when removing NiMH or AA batteries. Do
not use sharp or conductive tools to remove either of
these batteries.
Remove the batteries before storing your radio for
extended periods of time. Batteries corrode over time and
Display Screen Guide
may cause permanent damage to your radio.
Battery Capacity Maintenance
Charge the NiMH batteries once every 3 months when not
in use.
Before placing the radio in storage, remove the battery.
Store the NiMH batteries in temperature between -20 °C to
35 °C and in low humidity. Avoid damp conditions and
corrosive materials.
Using the Micro-USB Charger
Call Tone
Battery Meter
The micro-USB charger is a handy port that allows you to
conveniently charge your NiMH battery pack.
Battery Save
Weather Alert
Make sure your radio is turned OFF.
Plug the micro-USB cable into the micro-USB charging
Power (high-low)
port on your radio. Connect the other end of the micro-
USB charger to wall power outlet.
Roger Tone
Status (transmit/
An empty battery will be fully charged in 14 hours.
The battery meter on LCD will move to indicate the battery
is charging.
Noise Filtering
It is recommended to power OFF your radio while
Keypad Tone
charging. However, if power is turned on while charging,
you may not be able to transmit a message if the battery is
completely empty. Allow time for the battery to charge to 1
Getting Started
bar before attempting to transmit a message.
When moving between hot and cold temperatures, do not
charge the NiMH battery pack until the battery
temperature acclimates (usually about 20 minutes).
For optimal battery life, remove the radio from the charger
within 16 hours. Do not store the radio while connected to
the charger.
Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip
Attach the belt clip to the Talkabout plate at the back of the
radio until the clip clicks in place.
Attach the belt clip to pocket or belt strap until the clip
clicks in place.
To Remove
Push the release tab on top of the belt clip to release the
Pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.
Turning your Radio On and Off
clockwise to turn the radio on and counterclockwise to
turn the radio off.
In the ON position, the radio chirps and briefly shows all
feature icons available on the radio.
The display screen then shows the current channel, code
and all features that are enabled. The radio is now in
Two-Way mode.
Setting the Volume
Press and hold
for three seconds while rotating
reach a comfortable listening level.
clockwise to increase the volume.
counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
Do not hold the radio close to your ear. If the volume is set to an
uncomfortable level, it could hurt your ear.
Talking and Listening
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the
same channel and Interference Eliminator Code.
To talk, press and hold the PTT button. When transmitting,
icon blinks and
is shown. If it is a high
power transmission,
is shown. If it is a low power
is shown.
When you are finished talking, release the PTT button.
When receiving,
icon blinks and
shown. If it is a high power channel,
is shown. If it is a
low power channel,
is shown.
For maximum clarity, hold the radio two to three inches away
from your mouth and speak directly into the microphone. Do not
cover the microphone while talking.
Talk Range
Your radio is designed to maximize performance and improve
transmission range. Do not use the radios closer than five feet
Power Boost
To boost the power of your radio to high power, press the top
portion of the PTT button when talking. If you know your party is
close by, you can conserve the energy of your battery by
pushing the lower part of the PTT button to use less power.
Note: If you are on an FRS only channel (see "Channels and
Frequencies") the radio will only use low power when
either portion of the PTT button is pressed.
Power Boost is not applicable for model T400.
Monitor Button
Pressing and holding
for three seconds allows you to listen
to the volume level of the radio when you are not receiving. This
allows you to adjust the volume, if necessary. You can also
to check for activity on the current channel before you
Push-to-Talk Timeout Timer
To prevent accidental transmissions and save battery life, the
radio emits a continuous warning tone and stops transmitting if
you press the PTT button for 60 continuous seconds.
Mode Button
By pressing "mode" button, the user will be seamlessly
switching between two-way and weather mode. When radio is in
two-way mode,
will be shown. When radio is in
weather mode,
will be shown. Corresponding
setting and information will be shown on the LCD.
Menu Options
Selecting the Channel
Your radio has 22 channels. The channel is the frequency the
radio uses to transmit. Channels 8-14 are FRS 0.5 watt only and
all other channels are GMRS. (See the "Channels and
Frequencies" table on overleaf for details).
With the radio on, press
until the channel number
starts to flash. When the radio is on a 0.5 watt channel,
display shows
. When the radio is on a 1.5 watts
channel, display shows
. The current channel flashes.
and select an unused or quiet channel.
Press the PTT button to save the channel setting or
continue set up.
Selecting the Interference Eliminator Code
Interference Eliminator Codes help minimize interference by
blocking transmissions from unknown sources. Your radio has
121 Interference Eliminator Codes. Codes 1 – 38 are standard
analog codes that appear on other FRS/GMRS radios. Codes
39 – 121 are additional digital codes added for superior
interference protection. 0 is the off position, no analog or digital
codes are enabled.
To set the code for a channel:
until the code starts to flash.
to select the code.
Press the PTT button to save the code setting or
continue set up.
until you
You can set a different code for each channel using this
procedure. An extended press of
allows you to scroll
through the Interference Code rapidly so you can quickly reach
the code you want.
Note: On a radio that uses Interference Eliminator Codes, the
code must be set to 0 to communicate with radios that do
not have Interference Eliminator Codes. Select 0 for "no
tone, no code" on the display of your radio.



  Related Manuals for Motorola TALKABOUT T4XX SERIES

  Summary of Contents for Motorola TALKABOUT T4XX SERIES

  • Page 1 Frequencies”) the radio will only use low power when or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under the plug will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 2 Product or Accessory to abnormal usage or receiving group. You can listen to a weather channel (see “Weather Channels conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the fault of Motorola. What Does this Warranty Cover? Built-in LED Flashlight with Power Outage Function and Frequencies”...