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Motrolla T1XX Talkabout Two-Way Radio Manual


Motrolla T1XX Talkabout Two-Way Radio Manual

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Safety and General Information

RF Exposure and Product Safety Instructions for Portable Motrolla T1XX Talkabout Two-Way Radio General Populated and Uncontrolled Environments.

Before using this radio, refer to the important operating instructions for safe usage and RF energy awareness and control for compliance with applicable Standards and Regulations. Compliance with RF Exposure Standards Your Motorola Two-Way radio complies with the following RF energy exposure standard and guidelines:

United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal Regulations; 47 CFR et seq. & FCC.

  •  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1.
  •  International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
  • Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6 & Industry Canada RSS-102.
  •  Australian Communications Authority Radiocommunications Standard et seq.

Transmit and Receive Procedure

Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population/uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always adhere to the following procedure:

  • Transmit no more than 50% of the time.
  • To receive calls, release the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button.
  •  To transmit (talk), press the PTT button in front of the face.
  •  Hold the radio in a vertical position with the microphone (and other parts of the radio including the antenna) at least one inch (2.5 centimeters) away from the nose or lips. Keeping the radio
    at a proper distance is important to ensure compliance.

Note: RF exposure decreases with increasing distance from the antenna.

  • Body Worn Operation. When worn on the body, always place the radio in a Motorola-approved clip, holder, holster, case or body harness for this product. Please refer to the following websites for more information on what RF energy exposure is and how to control your exposure to assure compliance with established RF exposure limits:
  • Use only Motorola-approved supplied or replacement antennas, batteries, and audio accessories. Use of non-Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and wired or wireless accessories may exceed the applicable RF exposure guidelines (iEEE, ICNIRP or FCC).
  • For a list of Motorola-approved accessories for your radio model, visit the following website: http:// Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility

Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded,designed or otherwise configured for electromagnetic compatibility.nThis device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2.  This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Potentially Explosive Atmosphere

Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially qualified should be used in such areas as “Intrinsically Safe”. Do not remove,install or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in
bodily injury or even death.
Note:The areas with potentially explosive atmosphere referred to above include fueling areas such as below decks on boats,fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities.

Blasting Caps and Areas

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.


All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as urns if a conductive material touches exposed terminals. The conductive material may complete an electrical circuit (short circuit) and become hot.

Licensing Information

Use of GMRS frequencies is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).The FCC requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies obtain a radio license before operating their equipment.

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Use of Motorola radio in Canada is subject to the rules & regulations of Industry Canada (IC). IC requires no license when operated in Canada.Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola Solutions may void the user authority granted by the IC/FCC to operate this radio and should not be made.

Control Buttons

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Display Screen Guide

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Installing the Batteries

  1.  Make sure your radio is OFF.
  2. To remove the battery compartment door, by pressing the tab at the bottom of the compartment door. Remove the door.Insert 3 AAA batteries into the battery compartment.
  3. Replace the battery compartment door.
Battery Level and Low Battery Alert

This icon will show when battery is low and will blink when battery is extremely low. Replace the batteries

Removing the Three AAA Alkaline Batteries
  1.  Turn the radio off.
  2.  With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover latch up and remove the cover.
  3. Gently remove each alkaline battery by pulling the ribbon attached to the radio.
  4. Close the battery cover firmly.
Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip
  1. Attach the belt clip to the back of the radio until the clip clicks in place.
  2. Attach the belt clip to pocket or belt strap until the clip clicks in place.
    To Remove
  3. Push the release tab on top of the belt clip to release the latch.
  4.  Pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.

Talking and Listening

To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same channel.

  1. To talk, press and hold the PTT button. When transmitting, the is shown.
  2. When you are finished talking, release the PTT button.
  3. When receiving, the is shown.

For maximum clarity, hold the radio one inch 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 apart.

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.

Channel Scan Mode

Channel Scan Mode enables your radio to scan for active channels.When activity is detected, your radio lands (stays) on that channel(for two seconds). To transmit on that channel, press the PTT button.When activity on the landed channel ends, your radio continues scanning other channels.

Key Lock

  1.  Press and hold / until appears to lock the keypad.
  2.  When in lock mode, you can turn the radio on and off, adjust the volume, send a call tone, receive, and transmit. All other functions are locked.
  3.  Press and hold / , until disappears to unlock the keypad.

Monitor Mode

Your radio enables you to listen for weak signals on the current channel.
To turn the Monitor Mode ON:

  1. Press MENU/ three times until the Channel Monitor setting flashes and the appears.
  2. Press the / button for continuous listening. The icon continues to appears.

To turn the Monitor Mode OFF:

  1. Press the MENU/ button to return to “Normal” mode. The icon stops appearing.



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