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  • Gloss white art stock - 130gsm

    Trimmed document size: 105mm (w) x 195 mm (h) 20 pages

    Book to be saddlestiched in 2 places

    Printed in CMYK throughout with gloss Aq Varnish

    3 and 5 watt compact UHF CB radios

    I N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L

  • The TX685 and TX6150 are radio transmitting devices.

    Whentransmitting,keeptheantennamorethan25mmfromanypartoftheheadorbody.

    Donottransmitnearelectricalblastingequipmentorinexplosiveatmospheres.

    Donotallowchildrentooperatearadiotransmitterunsupervised.

    CONTENTS

    SAFETY INFORMATION

    ACCESSORIES SupplIEd

    TX685

    Li-IonBatteryPack(2000mAh)

    DesktopCharger

    ACAdapter

    RemovableFlexibleAntenna

    EarpieceStyleMicrophonewithVOXandPTT

    BeltClip

    InstructionManual

    TX6150

    Li-IonBatteryPack(2200mAh)

    DesktopRapidCharger

    ACAdapter

    RemovableFlexibleAntenna

    SpeakerMicrophone

    EarpieceStyleMicrophonewithVOXandPTT

    VehicleLighter12VDCLead

    BeltClip

    InstructionManual

    SAFETYINFORMATION...................................... 2

    ACCESSORIESSUPPLIED .................................... 2

    IMPORTANTINFORMATIONCONCERNINGUHF

    CBRADIO ......................................................... 3

    IMPORTANTADVICE........................................... 4

    FEATURES ......................................................... 4

    CONTROLS ........................................................ 5

    LCDICONS........................................................ 6

    POWERINGTHERADIO ..................................... 7

    ChargingtheBatteryPack .............................. 8

    BatteryLowAlert .......................................... 8

    BatteryUsage ................................................ 8

    ConservingBatteryPower ............................. 8

    GENERALOPERATION ....................................... 9

    PowerOn/Off ................................................ 9

    AdjustingtheVolume ..................................... 9

    DisplayLighting ............................................. 9

    ReceivingSignals .......................................... 9

    Transmitting .................................................. 9

    SelectingChannels ......................................... 9

    Squelch ......................................................... 9

    KeypadLock ................................................. 10

    DuplexOperation ........................................ 10

    SCANNING ..................................................... 10

    ScanningFeatures ........................................ 11

    CTCSS/DCSSILENTMODE ................................ 11

    MENU ............................................................. 11

    UsingtheMenu .......................................... 12

    DuplexModeSelection ................................. 12

    CTCSSandDCSCodeSelection ................... 12

    TransmitterPower ....................................... 13

    VoiceScrambler .......................................... 13

    VOXSettings ............................................... 13

    SquelchLevelSetting ................................... 14

    RogerBeepTone ......................................... 14

    ButtonBeep ................................................ 14

    CallAlarmSelection .................................... 14

    DualWatch ................................................. 15

    DualWatchOperation .................................. 15

    CTCSSTONEFREQUENCIES ............................. 15

    DCSTONECHART............................................ 16

    UHFCBOPERATINGFREQUENCIES ................. 17

    SPECIFICATIONS .............................................. 18

    SCCONTRACTWARRANTYAGAINSTDEFECTS . 18

    PAGE 2 I N S T RUCT ION MANUAL T X 6150 / T X 685

  • TX6150 / T X 685 I N S T RUCT ION MANUAL PAGE 3

    IMpORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING uHF CB RAdIO TheuseoftheCitizenBandradioserviceislicensedinAustraliabytheACMARadiocommunications(CitizensBandradioStations)ClassLicenceandinNewZealandby theMinistryofEconomicDevelopmentNewZealand(MED).AGeneralUserRadioLicence forCitizensBandradioandoperationissubjecttoconditionscontainedinthoselicences.

    TheclasslicenceforusersandequipmentoperatingintheCB/PRS477MHzbandhasbeenamended.Thisradiomeetsthenew80channelstandard.

    Insimpletermsthesameamountofspectrumisavailable;however,radiotransceiverscannowoperateinanarrowerbandwidthandhenceuselessspectrum.Theseradiosaregenerallyreferredtoasnarrowbandor12.5kHzradios.Byusing12.5kHzchannelspacinginsteadof 25kHz,the40channelsoriginallyallocatedcannowbeexpandedto80channelstherebydoublingthechannelcapacityandrelievingcongestionintheUHFCB/PRSband.

    Original40channelwidebandradioswillcontinuetooperateontheoriginal40channels,howevertheywillnotbeabletoconverseonthenewerchannels4180.Thenewernarrowbandradioswillbeabletoconversewithallolder40channelwidebandradiosonallchannels1to40aswellasthenewerchannelsallocatedfrom41to80.

    Themixingofnarrowbandandwidebandradiosinthesamespectrumcancausesome possibleoperatingissuesofinterferenceandvaryinglevelsofreceivedvolume.

    Possible issues

    Whenanewnarrowbandradioreceivesatransmissionfromanolderwidebandradiothe speechmaysoundloudanddistortedsimplyadjustyourradiovolumeforbestperformance.

    Whenanolderwidebandradioreceivesasignalfromanewnarrowbandradio,thespeech maysoundquietsimplyadjustyourradiovolumeforbestperformance.

    Dependingonhowcloseyourreceivingradioistoanothertransmittingradio,therecanbeinterferencefromthetransmittingradioifitisusingachanneladjacenttothechannelyouarelisteningto.Simplytrygoingupordownafewchannelsfromthecurrentlyselectedchannel.

    Theabovesituationsarenotafaultoftheradiobutasymptomofoperatingwidebandandnarrowbandradiosinthesamebandwidth.Thispossibleinterferencewilldecreaseovertime asthepopulationofwidebandradiosagesanddecreases.

    FurtherinformationandupdatesareavailablefromtheAustralianCommunicationsandMediaAuthority(ACMA)atwww.acma.gov.au andtheMinistryofEconomicDevelopment(MED),RadioSpectrumManagementat:www.rsm.govt.nz

    eMeRGeNCY CHANNels

    TheACMAhasallocatedchannels5/35foremergencyuseonly.Channel5istheprimary SimplexEmergencyChannel.Whereachannel5repeaterisavailable,youshouldselect DuplexonCH5.

    NoTe: Channel35istheinputchannelforthechannel5repeaterthereforechannel35 shouldalsonotbeusedforanythingotherthanemergencytransmissions.

    TeleMeTRY CHANNels

    ACMAregulationshaveallocatedchannels22and23fortelemetry-onlyapplicationsandhaveprohibitedthetransmissionofspeechonthesechannels.Consequentlytheradiohasa transmit-inhibitappliedtochannels22and23.

    Intheeventthatadditionaltelemetry/telecommandchannelsareapprovedbytheACMA, thesechannelsshallbeaddedtothosecurrentlylistedwherevoicetransmissionisinhibited.Currently,transmissionsonchannels61,62and63arealsoinhibitedandthesechannelsarereservedforfutureallocation.

  • PAGE 4 I N S T RUCT ION MANUAL T X 6150 / T X 685

    TRANsMiT (TX)

    TX685 3/1 watt and TX6150 5/1 watt RF Power: SelectabletransmitterpowerallowsyoutoconservebatterypowerwhentransmittingincloserangebyusingtheLowPowersetting.

    individually Programmable Duplex Function: Userselectableforonlythoseindividualchannelsinyourareathathaverepeaters,leavingothersfreeforuseasextrasimplexchannels.

    ReCeive (RX)

    80 Channels 477 uHF Cb

    Power-save Feature: Conservesbatterypowerbysleepingduringperiodsofinactivity.

    Calling Tone and Roger beep: Alertsyoutoincomingcalls.

    signal Receive indicator

    sCANNiNG AND MeMoRY FuNCTioNs

    Microprocessor Controlled Frequency synthesiser: Allowsuserprogrammablecontrolofscanning,channelmemoriesandselectedfeatureoptions.

    Programmable scan Function: Scansupto80UHFCBchannels.

    Dual Watch: Monitorstwochannelssimultaneously.

    PRivACY FuNCTioNs

    voice inversion scrambler: Asimplevoicescramblerthat,whenactivated,willmakeyourtransmissionandreceptionintelligibleonlytootherradiosusingthesamescramblertechnology.

    CTCss & DCs: Abuilt-inContinuousToneCodedSquelchSystemandaDigitalCodedSquelchoptionprovidequietchanneloperation.

    PHYsiCAl PRoPeRTies

    Water & Dust proof iP67: Providesprotectionagainstdustandtemporaryimmersioninwater.

    Removable Flexible Antenna

    Rugged Construction with Die-cast Chassis

    useR CoNTRols AND iNTeRFACe

    Keypad lock: Preventsaccidentalbuttonpresses.

    backlit lCD: Fornightviewing.

    Desktop Charger TX685, Desktop Rapid Charger TX6150

    IMpORTANT AdVICE

    FEATuRES

    ReAD All iNsTRuCTioNscarefullyandcompletelybeforeoperatingyourradioandretainthismanualforfuturereference.

    NeveRconnecttheradiotoapowersourceotherthanthesuppliedbattery.Thismaydamageyourradio.

    Do NoTplaceyourradioinfrontofa vehicleairbag.

    Do NoTuseyourradiowithadamagedantenna.

    Do NoTattempttomodifyyourradio inanyway.

    AlWAYschargeyourradioatnormalroomtemperature.

    AlWAYsswitchoffyourradiowherenoticesrestricttheuseoftwo-wayradioormobiletelephones.

    oNlYuseGMEapprovedrechargeable batterypackswiththesuppliedcharger.

    AvoiDstoringorchargingyourradioindirectsunlight.

    AvoiDstoringorusingyourradiowheretemperaturesarebelow-20Corabove+60C.

    Refer to Page 3. Important information concerning UHF CB radio.

  • TX6150 / T X 685 I N S T RUCT ION MANUAL PAGE 5

    CONTROlS

    Antenna

    IndicatorLED

    PTTButton

    SquelchButton

    Menu/FunctionKey

    ChannelDown

    VolumeOn/Off

    BeltClip

    Speaker

    AccessoryJack

    Microphone

    LCDDisplay

    ChannelUp

    Battery

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