Q. What are the wiring configurations for connecting to the vehicles power supply?
A. 1) Radio stays ON when the ignition is switched OFF:
Connect the radio’s negative (black) lead to the vehicle chassis, or directly to the battery’s negative terminal. Connect the radio’s positive (red) lead via the 2 Amp fuse to the battery’s positive terminal. Alternatively, the positive lead could be connected at the fuse box at a point that has DC Power continuously available (preferably the battery side of the ignition switch) via the 2 Amp fuse.
2) Radio turns OFF with the ignition switch :
Connect the radio’s negative (black) lead to the vehicle’s chassis, or directly to the battery’s negative terminal. The radio’s positive (red) lead should connect to an accessory point in the vehicle’s fuse box via the 2 Amp fuse.
Q. Where should the DTX4200 be mounted in vehicle?
A. The universal mounting bracket supplied with your UHF radio allows overhead/dash mounting. Mount the UHF radio via the bracket, securely with the supplied screws in the desired location, ensuring the surface is sturdy and can support the weight of the radio.
Q. How do I turn on the unit?
A. Press and hold the channel selector.
Q. How do I set the volume on this unit?
A. Rotate the channel selector clockwise to adjust the sound level for comfortable reception.
Q. How do I select a channel?
A. Press channel selector once. “CH” will appear on the LCD. Select the channel by rotating the channel selector, Clockwise Channel UP, anti-clockwise Channel DOWN.
Q. What is the PTT?
A. PTT refers to Push To Talk. Pressing the PTT button activates the transmitter. The RF (radio frequency) level will appear on the LCD as you are transmitting. To receive, release the PTT button and then TX will disappear on the display. When transmitting, hold the Mic two inches from your mouth and speak clearly in a normal voice across the front of the Mic area.
Q. How do you use and operate the Public Address Feature?
A. To use and external PA speaker connect the optional PA cable to the External speaker jack on the rear of the radio, connect the PA speaker to the yellow coloured socket and the external CB speaker to the red coloured socket the output will be directed to the PA speaker when PA function is selected. How to operate the Public Address
1. Press and hold the PTT while turning the power on.
2. Press the PTT and speak into the microphone the audio will be output through the PA speaker.
3. Adjust the volume using the volume control.
4. To Exit PA mode turn radio off and back on.
Q. How do I access the menu list?
A. – Press MENU/GTS button to access menu.
– Use the channel selector to change the value of each setting.
– If a button is not pressed within 8 seconds the radio will automatically exit the menu mode.
– You can exit the menu at any time by briefly pressing PTT button.
Q. Are you able to dim the backlight?
A. You can reduce the brightness of the backlight by selecting levels 1 to 5, off or Auto, which will adjust the level of brightness depending on ambient light.
Q. How do I return the radios features back to Factory settings?
A. To reset your radio, press and hold SCAN/RM button while turning the power on. The display “AL-reset” or “User-reset” will indicate reset type. The reset type can be selected in menu mode. User reset will not delete any stored memory channels. AL-reset will clear all memory channels and reset all settings back to factory.