Q. Can I use other charger pods to assist in charging this radio?
A. Use only the supplied charger pod. The use of other types may be dangerous and will void your warranty.
Q. How do you turn this radio on?
A. To turn on the transceiver, turn the volume knob clockwise until you hear a click. To turn off the transceiver, turn the volume knob fully counter clockwise.
Q. How do I adjust the volume?
A. Rotate the Volume knob until you reach the desired level.
Q. How do I transmit over this radio?
A. To transmit keep the PTT button firmly pressed and the red LED will illuminate. Wait for approximately 1 second and then speak in the direction of the microphone, and hold the device at a distance of about 5cm from your mouth. When you have ¬nished, release the PTT. When the radio is in reception mode you will automatically receive communications and the green LED will illuminate.
Q. What is the CTCSS and DCS setting?
A. This feautre allows you to receive signals only from callers who have selected the same CTCSS and DCS code. DCS is similar to CTCSS. It provides 104 extra, digital squelch codes that follow after the 38 CTCSS codes. CTCSS 1-38, followed by DCS 1-104.
Q. Can I adjust the transmit RF power?
A. The maximum RF transmit power of UHF5500 is 5 watts. To switch to low power, select low power in menu mode. Low indicator will appear in the display.
Q. What is the VOX setting?
A. In VOX mode, the radio will transmit a signal only when it is activated by your voice or other sound around you. The unit will transmit for the time set in VOX delays the after you have stopped talking.
The level of VOX sensitivity is shown by a number on the LCD screen (Off to 15 levels). Open Scan PRIORITY SCAN Operations …… 23 At the highest level (1), the unit will pick up softer noise (including background noise). At the lowest level (15), it will pick up only loud noise.
VOX operation is not recommended if the radio will be used in a noisy or windy environment, A VOX headset is also available, this can be purchased from your re-seller or online at www.oricom.com.au.
Q. How do I activate the Key Lock?
A. To prevent accidental entries, you can lock the keypad. Press up or down key button until “key lock” appears in the display. To unlock the keypad, press up or down key in key lock function selected in menu mode. When the key lock is active, a warning beep will be heard if you attempt to press keys (except for the PTT button).
Q. How do I return the radio back to factory settings?
A. If the radio’s display locks up or stops functioning properly, you might need to reset your UHF radio. Caution: This procedure clears all the information you have stored in your UHF radio. Before you reset your UHF radio, try turning it off and on again. If your UHF radio is still not functioning correctly you may need to reset the UHF radio. To reset Press and Hold Monitor and power on. “Reset” will appear in the display. The radio will then return to standby mode.