RCA BR250 Instruction Manual

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RCA Communications Systems products are designed to perform flawlessly under the most
demanding commercial conditions.
components, simple operation and superior assembly quality: RCA Communications Systems has
it all, including our exclusive no-nonsense, THREE-Year "Warranty Protection Program," one of the
most comprehensive warranties in the communications industry.
To ensure maximum performance from your BR250
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BR250
Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual
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Congratulations on selecting the BR250
Cutting edge design, professional grade materials and
MODELS COVERED IN THIS MANUAL:
• BR250 VHF Two-Way Radio
• BR250 UHF Two-Way Radio
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  • Page 1 Congratulations on selecting the BR250 from RCA Communications Systems - The most trusted name in radio. RCA Communications Systems products are designed to perform flawlessly under the most demanding commercial conditions. Cutting edge design, professional grade materials and components, simple operation and superior assembly quality: RCA Communications Systems has it all, including our exclusive no-nonsense, THREE-Year “Warranty Protection Program,”...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Red LED Flashes Rapidly....14 Battery Save Mode......21 Antenna Information........15 Battery Strength Indicator....22 Assembly and Disassembly......15 Low Battery Alert......23 Attaching the Battery......15 Busy Channel Lockout (BCL).....23 Removing the Battery......16 Voice Operated Transmit (VOX)..23 Attaching the Antenna......17 Troubleshooting..........25 Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 3 BR250 Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual CONTENTS continued Care and Cleaning........26 Optional Accessories........27 Glossary............32 Warranty Statement........33 Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 4: Safety And General Information

    » Turn radio off when near electrical blasting caps to avoid possible interference with blasting operations. Obey posted signs Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 5: Product Inspection

    BR250 Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual PRODUCT INSPECTION Prior to unpacking the BR250 portable radio, please inspect the packaging for signs of damage and report any damage or missing components immediately to your RCA BR250 B2520LI Communications Systems Sales and Service...
  • Page 6 BR250 Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual Notes: The frequency band of the BR250 is marked on the radio label. If it is not visible, identify the frequency band according to the color circle on the antenna: red indicates UHF and green indicates VHF.
  • Page 7: Rca Br250 Tm Overview

    (6) Antenna (7) LED Indicator (8) Channel Selector Knob (9) Radio On-Off/ Volume Control Knob (10) Battery Latch (11) Accessory Jack (12) Accessory Cover (13) Belt Clip (14) Battery (15) Screw (16) Electrode Piece Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 8 Side Key 1 is the programmable key to which volume, or counter-clockwise to decrease the your dealer can assign long and short press volume. WARNING!! Make sure the BR250 function. (See Glossary for definitions of long is at low volume prior to using any earpiece and short press.)
  • Page 9 A high-pitched tone sounds when transmit power is adjusted from low to high. A high-pitched tone sounds when the VOX feature is activated. A low-pitched tone sounds when the VOX feature is disabled. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 10: Battery Information

    (several weeks), may 2. Before charging a battery attached to a require more time to fully charge. radio, turn the radio off to ensure a full charge. Never leave a radio on while it is Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 11: Tips To Prolong Battery Life

    1. When the battery level is very low, recharge 2. Dust on the battery contact may cause the it. It is never recommended to completely battery not to work or charge properly. Use drain the battery, which may cause your Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 12 BR250 Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual battery to malfunction and no longer accept a charge. 2. Use only chargers specified by RCA Communications Systems. When charger’s LED illuminates red, it is an indication that the battery is being correctly charged. When the LED illuminates green, the battery charge is complete.
  • Page 13: Steps For Setting Up Your Charger

    DC socket on the back of the charger. 5. The green LED light will illuminate 3. Place the radio with the battery attached, approximately one hour later, indicating or the battery alone, in the charger. the battery is fully charged. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    3. Power up the charger and place the battery back into the charging cup. If the LED indicator continues to flash red, most likely, the battery can no longer be charged and must be replaced. To determine if the Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 15: Antenna Information

    1. Hold the battery and attach it close to the top of aluminum chassis. (Note: Insert tab on top of the battery into the top of battery slot.) See Figure 1. 2. Lightly press the bottom of the battery until Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 16: Removing The Battery

    Figure 4 release the battery latch and remove the battery. (Note: When the battery is raised, keep the angle between the battery and main unit small so the battery doesn’t get scratched.) See Figure 4. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 17: Attaching The Antenna

    Figure 6 below. 2. Turn the antenna clockwise until it is screwed down as shown in Figure 5 below. Figure 6 Figure 5 Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 18: Attaching/Removing The Belt Clip

    2. Align the belt clip’s screw holes to the Figure 8 below. radio’s chassis. Turn the screw clockwise into the belt clip’s screw holes. See Figure 7 below. Figure 8- Figure 7- Removing the Belt Clip Attaching the Belt Clip Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 19: Attaching The Earpiece / Microphone

    Figure 9 Figure 10 3. To remove the audio accessory from the jack, turn the screw counter-clockwise and remove the accessory. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 20: General Radio Operations And Functions

    Turn the radio on-off / volume control knob counter-clockwise until it clicks to turn off the radio. See Figure 1. Figure 2 Figure 1 Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 21: Select A Channel

    Turn the channel selector knob to select a Note: To simplify operation and ensure channel. See Figure 3. maximum performance, following functions are disabled by default. They can be acivated by your authorized RCA Communications Systems dealer additional charge. Figure 3 Time-out Timer (TOT) This limits the amount of time the radio user can continuously transmit on a channel.
  • Page 22: Battery Strength Indicator

    LED is unlit when the programmed key is pressed. While the radio is on Less than 10% standby, LED flashes red and a low-pitched tone sounds at ten second intervals. Pressing the PTT then activates the talk prohibit tone. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 23: Low Battery Alert

    Your RCA dealer can enable/disable the VOX the air. The radio will generate a continuous feature and set the VOX sensitivity. When the tone when the PTT is pressed and will not VOX feature is enabled, the user can transmit allow a second transmission to “step-on”the...
  • Page 24 PTT/VOX switch Note: For more information on the accessories from VOX to PTT, or activate the radio again to that are available for your BR250 , please see restore the radio to operation use. page 27 for Optional Accessories, contact your RCA dealer or visit: www.RCACommunicationsSystems.com/...
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Hear non-group members members do so, also. a. Turn the volume control knob to its maximum volume. No voice or low voice while b. Return the radio to your dealer to check for microphone transmitting damage. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 26: Care And Cleaning

    • Clean the radio with a lint-free cloth moistened with clean water and/or a mild dishwashing liquid to remove dirt, grease, and dust. • Avoid subjecting the radio to corrosives, solvents or spirits. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 27: Optional Accessories

    More convenient and saves space by using one power outlet for 6 radios. Heavy Duty, Remote Speaker Microphone SM310-X03S No need to remove the radio from your waist, which prevents radio damage or loss. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 28 SK01NE-X79 Lightweight earpiece for use with speaker mics and when transmitting is not necessary. Economy Listen-Only Earpiece (for use with remote speaker microphones) SK01EH-X79 Same functions as the professional earpiece but at economical price. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 29 Surveillance Kit with Palm Mic and In-Line PTT SK11NE-X03S Professional, high quality earpiece ideal for radio users requiring discreet communication. Lightweight Over-The-Head Headset with In-line PTT HS21V-X03S Durable and inexpensive. Perfect for retail stores, restaurants and bars. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 30 When a hard hat is necessary in high noise environments. Leather Holster ( fixed or swivel clip HL250FC - Fixed Clip HL250SC - Swivel Clip More durable and stronger than Nylon. Offers the best protection for your BR250 radio. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 31 Prevents loss and prolongs your radio life by preventing unnecessary drops and abuse. Waterproof Bag HNWATPROOF Protect your BR250 radio when working around water. Chest Pack CHEST-M For those applications when securing the BR250 radio to your waist is not possible. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 32: Glossary

    Short Press - Key press shorter than 1.5 seconds Squelch - The purpose of squelch is to mute audio output from the speaker when no signals are present. Open the squelch to unmute radio speaker. continued > Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 33: Warranty Statement

    VOX - When using optional accessories, the radio will automatically transmit when you speak. WARRANTY STATEMENT RCA Communications Systems warrants each new radio product it supplies to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the time period listed below, provided that the user has complied with the requirements stated herein.
  • Page 34 BR250 Professional Two-Way Radio Instruction Manual RCA Communications Systems offers to the original end user a Three (3) Year Limited Warranty on the RCA BR250 Radio Handset. The BR250 Antenna, BR250 Battery and the BR250 Battery Charger are covered under a One (1) Year Limited Warranty. The BR250 Belt Clip is not covered under the warranty.
  • Page 35 FOR ANY PRODUCT WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE WARRANTY SPECIFIED, THE SOLE REMEDY WILL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL RCA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS BE LIABLE TO THE BUYER OR ITS CUSTOMERS FOR ANY DAMAGES, INLCUDING ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR THE LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE OR DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT.
  • Page 36: Rf Exposure Compliance And Control Guidelines And Operating Instructions

    RF exposures decrease with distance from the antenna. Antenna should be kept away from eyes. When worn on the body, always place the radio in a approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness for this product. Copyright © 2015 RCA Communications Systems...
  • Page 37 Use only RCA Communications Systems approved supplied or replacement antennas, batteries, and accessories. Using non-RCA antennas, batteries, and accessories may exceed the FCC RF exposure guidelines and is not recommended. For Sales, Warranty and Customer Support please contact: Discount Two-Way Radio Corporation –...