Q. What radio install options do I have?
A. Radio stays ON when the ignition is switched OFF
Connect the radio’s negative (black) lead to the vehicle chassis, or directly to the batteries 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 +13.8 Volts continuously available (preferably the battery side of the ignition switch) via the 2 Amp fuse.
Radio turns OFF with the ignition switch
Connect the radio’s negative (black) lead to the vehicle’s chassis, or directly to the batteries 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. Does the radio have any optional accessories I can purchase?
A. If required you may install an external (8 ohm, min 5w power) speaker fitted with a 3.5mm plug (not supplied). See accessories tab.
Q. How do I turn the power on/off?
A. Rotate the power switch in a clockwise direction to turn the unit ON, adjust the volume to a comfortable level. Rotate the Power Switch counter clockwise until it clicks to turn off the power.
Q. How do I select a channel?
A. Press the up or down keys to step upwards or step downwards one or more channels.
Q. What is the Scan function and how does it work?
A. The radio SCAN function has the ability allow channels to be scanned for activity. Channels can be scanned at a rate of 40 channels per 7 seconds. When a signal is found scanning will stop at that channel to allow the signal to be heard, then resume scanning when the channel is clear again.
Q. What is Instant Scan and how does it work?
A. During Priority Scan press SCAN button to start instant Scan. Only the 3 channels programmed in the instant channel buttons will be scanned.
Q. How do you store a priority channel?
A. To store a Priority Channel, Press and hold PRI button. The letters “PRI” will appear when the priority channel is set. The channel you selected as your Priority channel will then be automatically monitored during the Priority Scan. Note: You can only store one channel as your priority channel. Storing a new PRI channel will overwrite the existing selection. To store a Priority Channel. 1. Select the required channel. 2. Press and hold the PRI button until a beep is heard. The letters “PRI” appear when the priority channel is set.
Q. How do I factory reset the settings on the radio?
A. If the radio’s display locks up or stops functioning properly, you might need to reset your radio. Caution: This procedure clears all the information you have stored in your radio. Before resetting your radio, try turning it off and on again. If your radio is still not functioning correctly it may need to be reset to its default settings. While holding the Channel up button, Turn the radio on, only LCD backlight will be on for 1 to 2 seconds. The radio will then return to its original factory out condition.
Q. Is this radio suitable for use outside of Australia?
A. All Oricom products are approved for use in Australia and NZ only, and although they will still work in other countries, they may not meet that countries requirement’s for voltage, operating frequencies or power RF levels and if used may interfere with other services which could attract penalties from the local administration authorities.