Battery and Controls
Batteries should be checked and changed Regularly, and just a few controls do most of what we need.
Battery Removal and Replacement
Open the locking clip, then press on the release lever and lift. To replace, engage the top tabs and press down till it clicks, then close the locking clip
Tour of the Top
Besides On-Off-Volume, we will use the Concentric Switch, Selector Knob, and Lever Switch. We’ll call this configuration “A-Dot-2”.
Your display should start off looking like one of these two. Please turn the volume all the way down.
The Concentric Switch
Move it to position “C” to unlock. Now that we know how it works, how about a catchy way to remember it?
Let’s Change Zones!
Pressing “D” to move up through the zones. It will circle back around.
What the Heck is a “Zone” Anyway?
It’s just a logical grouping of talkgroups, and/or a way to get more of them on the radio.
There should be one of these in every vehicle. Some information needs to be updates to match the radio display.
Zones move us back and forth across the card, while channels (talkgroups) move us up and down.
Up and Down the Template
Change to Zone 2, then turn the selector knob up to talkgroup 5 and back to 1..
Quick Change Artistry
Sometimes you just wanna run home to mama. We’ve got buttons for that.
Move the Selector Lever to the Circle position to access the Channel Direct function from any zone or talkgroup.
Back to Where We Live
Flip the lever ending on the “DC’s”, then walk up and down through the list.
Avoid Accidental Adjustments
When you’re busy, you don’t want things getting changed unintentionally. Lock the radio.