Motorola Talkabout T600 manual

Motorola Talkabout T600
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RF Exposure and Product Safety Instructions for
Portable Two-Way Radios General Populated and
Uncontrolled Environments.
Before using this radio, refer to the important operating
instructions for safe usage and RF energy awareness and
control for compliance with applicable Standards and
Compliance with RF Exposure Standards
Your Motorola Two-Way radio complies with the following RF
energy exposure standard and guidelines:
United States Federal Communications Commission,
Code of Federal Regulations; 47 CFR et seq. & FCC.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation
Protection (ICNIRP).e
Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6 & Industry
Canada RSS-102.
Australian Communications Authority
Radiocommunications Standard et seq.
ANATEL ANNEX to Resolution No. 303 of July 2, 2002.
ANATEL ANNEX to Resolution No. 533 of September 10,
Transmit and Receive Procedure
Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To
control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general
population/uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always
adhere to the following procedure:
Transmit no more than 50% of the time.
To receive calls, release the PTT button.
To transmit (talk), press the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button in
front of the face.
Hold the radio in a vertical position with the microphone
(and other parts of the radio including the antenna) at least
one inch (2.5 centimeters) away from the nose or lips.
Keeping the radio at a proper distance is important to
ensure compliance.
Note: RF exposure decreases with increasing distance from the
Body Worn Operation. When worn on the body, always
place the radio in a Motorola-approved clip, holder,
holster, case or body harness for this product.
Please refer to the following websites for more information on
what RF energy exposure is and how to control your exposure
to assure compliance with established RF exposure limits:
Two-way Radio Operation
Use only Motorola-approved supplied or replacement
antennas, batteries, and audio accessories. Use of non-
Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and wired or
wireless accessories may exceed the applicable RF
exposure guidelines (iEEE, ICNIRP or FCC).
For a list of Motorola-approved accessories for your radio
model, visit the following website: http://
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to
electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately
shielded, designed or otherwise configured for
electromagnetic compatibility.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation
of the device.
To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility
conflicts, turn off your radio in any facility where posted notices
instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be
using equipment that is sensitive to external RF energy.
When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when onboard an
aircraft. Any use of a radio must be in accordance with
applicable regulations per airline crew instructions.
Medical Devices – Pacemakers, Defibrillators or other Implanted Medical Devices
Persons with pacemakers, Implantable cardioverter-
defibrillators (ICDs) or other active implantable medical devices
(AIMD) should:
Consult with their physicians regarding the potential risk of
interference from radio frequency transmitters, such as
portable radios (poorly shielded medical devices may be
more susceptible to interference).
Turn the radio OFF immediately if there is any reason to
suspect that interference is taking place.
Do not carry the radio in a chest pocket or near the
implantation site, and carry or use the radio on the
opposite side of their body from the implantable device to
minimize the potential for interference.
Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing
aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult
your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the
manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately
shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist
you in obtaining this information.
Use of Communication Devices While Driving
Always check the laws and regulations on the use of radios in
the areas where you drive.
Give full attention to driving and to the road.
Use hands-free operation, if available.
Pull off the road and park before making or answering a
call, if driving conditions or regulations so require.
For Vehicle With Air Bags
Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s manual prior to installation
of electronic equipment to avoid interference with air bag wiring.
Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in
the air bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If
a portable radio is placed in the air bag deployment area and the
air bag inflates, the radio may be propelled with great force and
cause serious injury to occupants of the vehicle.
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially
qualified should be used in such areas as “Intrinsically Safe”. Do
not remove, install or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a
potentially explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire
resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Note:The areas with potentially explosive atmosphere referred
to above include fueling areas such as below decks on
boats, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas
where the air contains chemicals or particles (such as
grain, dust or metal powders) and any other area where
you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle
engine. Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are
often – but not always posted.
Blasting Caps and Areas
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off
your radio when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a
blasting area, or in areas posted “Turn off two-way radios”. Obey
all signs and instructions.
Operational Cautions
Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna.
If a damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a
minor burn can result.
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury
such as burns if a conductive material touches exposed
terminals. The conductive material may complete an electrical
circuit (short circuit) and become hot.
Exercise care when removing NiMH or AA batteries. Do
not use sharp or conductive tools to remove these
Exercise care in handling any charged battery, particularly
when placing it inside a pocket, purse or other container
with metal objects.
Do not discard your battery in a fire.
Do not replace the battery in any area labeled “Hazardous
Atmosphere”. Any sparks created in a potentially
explosive atmosphere can cause explosion or fire.
Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, shred or otherwise
attempt to change the form of your battery.
Do not dry a wet battery or damp battery with an appliance
or heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave oven.
If the radio battery contact area has been submerged in
water, dry and clean the battery contacts before attaching
the battery to the radio.
Battery Charger Safety Instructions:
Save these Instructions
1. Turn the radio off when charging the battery.
2. Do not expose the charger to outside environment.
Chargers should only be used indoors.
3. Do not operate or disassemble the charger. Do not use a
charger that has been dropped or damaged in any way.
4. Never alter the AC cord or plug provided with the unit. If
the plug will not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician. An improper condition
can result in a risk of electric shock.
5. To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or plug, pull the
plug rather than the cord when disconnecting the charger
from the AC receptacle.
6. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger
from the outlet before attempting any maintenance or
7. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by
Motorola Solutions may result in a risk of fire, electric
shock or personal injury.
8. Make sure the cord is located so it will not be stepped on,
tripped over or subjected to damage or stress.
9. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely
necessary. Use of an improper extension cord could result
in a risk of a fire and/or electric shock. If an extension cord
must be used, make sure that:
The pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those on the plug of the
The extension cord is properly wired and in good
The extension cord size is 18 AWG for lengths up to 100
feet, and 16 AWG for lengths up to 150 feet.
10. The supply cord of the AC adaptor cannot be replaced. If
the cord is damaged, call customer service.
Your Motorola Solutions radio operates on General Mobile
Radio Service (GMRS) frequencies and is subject to the Rules
and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission
The FCC requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies
obtain a radio license before operating their equipment. To
obtain the FCC forms, please visit the FCC website at to source form 605
and 159, which includes all the instructions you will need.
If you wish to have the document faxed or mailed, or if you have
questions, please use the following contact information:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola
Solutions may void the user authority granted by the FCC to
operate this radio and should not be made. To comply with FCC
requirements, transmitter adjustments should be made only by
or under the supervision of a person certified as technically
qualified to perform transmitter maintenance and repairs in the
private land mobile and fixed services as certified by an
organization representative of the user of those services.
Replacement of any transmitter component (crystal,
semiconductor, etc) not authorized by the FCC equipment
authorization for this radio could violate FCC rules.
Note: Use of this radio outside the country where it was
intended to be distributed is subject to government
regulations and may be prohibited.
This radio is waterproof to IP-67 standards. It will withstand
submersion under up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
The radio is resistant to water, rain, and splashes only when the
battery cover and headset accessory port are sealed. Open the
battery compartment door or headset port cover only when the
radio is dry. Use of a headset accessory should be in dry
environments only.
The charging base and AC adaptor are not waterproof. Do not
expose the charger to rain or snow. Charge the radios only in a
dry location. Do not place wet radios into the charging base.
WARNING: This radio floats with the included NiMH battery
(800mAh). It may not float with other batteries.
Installing the Batteries
Each radio can use either 1 NiMH rechargeable battery pack or
3 AA alkaline batteries and beeps when the batteries are low.
Installing the NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, loosen the retaining
screw on the battery door and open the cover.
3. Remove the NiMH battery pack from the clear plastic bag
(do not disassemble or unwrap the battery pack).
4. Insert the NiMH battery pack with the diagram facing you.
(The ribbon should be underneath the battery pack and
should wrap around the right side of the pack for easy
5. Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
the battery cover.
Installing the Three AA Alkaline Batteries
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover
latch up and remove the cover.
3. Insert the three AA Alkaline batteries with + and – polarity
as shown inside. (The ribbon should be underneath the
AA alkaline batteries and should wrap around the right
side of the batteries).
4. Close the battery cover and tighten the retaining screw on
the battery cover.
Radio Battery Meter
The radio battery icon shows the battery charge level, from full
to empty . When the radio has one segment
left, the radio chirps periodically or after releasing the PTT
button (Low Battery Alert).
Battery Capacity Maintenance
1. Charge the NiMH batteries once every 3 months when not
in use.
2. Before placing the radio in storage, remove the battery.
3. Batteries corrode over time and may cause permanent
damage to your radio.
4. Store the NiMH batteries in temperature between -20 °C to
35 °C and in low humidity. Avoid damp conditions and
corrosive materials.
Using the Micro-USB Charger
The micro-USB charger is a handy port that allows you to
conveniently charge your NiMH battery pack.
1. Make sure your radio is turned OFF.
2. Plug the micro-USB cable into the micro-USB charging
port on your radio. Connect the other end of the micro-
USB charger to wall power outlet.
3. An empty battery will be fully charged in 8 hours.
4. The battery meter on LCD will move to indicate the battery
is charging.
It is recommended to power OFF your radio while
charging. However, if power is turned on while charging,
you may not be able to transmit a message if the battery is
completely empty. Allow time for the battery to charge to 1
bar before attempting to transmit a message.
When moving between hot and cold temperatures, do not
charge the NiMH battery pack until the battery
temperature acclimates (usually about 20 minutes).
For optimal battery life, remove the radio from the charger
within 16 hours. Do not store the radio while connected to
the charger.
Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip
1. Attach the belt clip to the Talkabout plate at the back of the
radio until the clip clicks in place.
2. Attach the belt clip to pocket or belt strap until the clip
clicks in place.
To Remove
1. Push the release tab on top of the belt clip to release the
2. Pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.
Turning your Radio On and Off
Press and hold the Mode Switch/Power button to turn the
radio On or Off.
1. In the ON position, the radio chirps and briefly shows all
feature icons available on the radio.
2. The display screen then shows the current channel, code
and all features that are enabled. The radio is now in
Two-Way mode.
Setting the Volume
From any mode, by first press on either or it will trigger
volume changing and showing the current value.
1. Press to increase the speaker volume.
2. Press to decrease the speaker volume.
Do not hold the radio close to your ear. If the volume is set to an
uncomfortable level, it could hurt your ear.
To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the
same channel and Interference Eliminator Code.
1. To talk, press and hold the PTT button. When transmitting,
icon blinks and is shown. If it is a high
power transmission, is shown. If it is a low power
transmission, is shown.
2. When you are finished talking, release the PTT button.
3. When receiving, icon blinks and is
shown. If it is a high power channel, is shown. If it is a
low power channel, is shown.
For maximum clarity, hold the radio two to three inches away
from your mouth and speak directly into the microphone. Do not
cover the microphone while talking.
Talk Range
Your radio is designed to maximize performance and improve
transmission range. Do not use the radios closer than five feet
Power Boost
To boost the power of your radio to high power, press the top
portion of the PTT button when talking. If you know your party is
close by, you can conserve the energy of your battery by
pushing the lower part of the PTT button to use less power.
Note: If you are on an FRS only channel (see “Channels and
Frequencies”) the radio will only use low power when
either portion of the PTT button is pressed.
Monitor Button
Pressing and holding Scan/Monitor button for three
seconds allows you to listen to the volume level of the radio
when you are not receiving. This allows you to adjust the
volume, if necessary. You can also press Scan/Monitor
button to check for activity on the current channel before you
Push-to-Talk Timeout Timer
To prevent accidental transmissions and save battery life, the
radio emits a continuous warning tone and stops transmitting if
you press the PTT button for 60 continuous seconds.
Mode Button
By pressing “mode” button, the user will be seamlessly
switching between two-way and weather mode. When radio is in
two-way mode, will be shown. When radio is in
weather mode, will be shown. Corresponding
setting and information will be shown on the LCD.
Selecting the Channel
Your radio has 22 channels. The channel is the frequency the
radio uses to transmit. Channels 8-14 are FRS 0.5 watt only and
all other channels are GMRS. (See the “Channels and
Frequencies” table on overleaf for details).
1. With the radio on, press Menu/Lock button until the
channel number starts to flash. When the radio is on a 0.5
watt channel, display shows . When the radio is on a
1.5 watts channel, display shows . The current channel
2. Press or and select an unused or quiet channel.
3. Press the PTT button to save the channel setting or
Menu/Lock button to continue set up.
Safety and General Information
For a fax:
Contact the Fax-On-
Demand system
For mail service:
Call the FCC Forms
If you have questions
about the FCC License:
Call the FCC
1-202-418-0177 1-800-418-FORM (3676)
FCC Licensing Information
Control Buttons
Emergency Button
Accessory Port
Flashlight Button
Push-to-Talk (Low)
Mode Switch/Power
Water Sensors
Flashlight LED
Water Sensors
Call Tone
Micro-USB Charging
Display Screen Guide
Battery (3 Battery
Weather Alert
Power (High-Low)
Status (Transmit/
Vibracall [On/Off]
Call Tone [number]
FM Frequency Unit
VOX [L1,L2,L3]
Roger Tone [On/Off]
Keypad Tone [On/Off]
Quiet Charge [On/Off]
Dual Watch [On/Off]
Keypad Lock
Number (used for Call
Tone and Speaker Volume)
L0/L2/L2/L3 (used for VOX and Battery
FM Frequency 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Getting Started
Talking and Listening
Menu Options
Two Way Mode
Channel (1-22)
Interference Eliminator Code (0-121)
Call Tone (1-20)
Hands Free (iVOX) (Off, L1,L2,L3)
Dual Watch Channel (1-22)
Dual Watch Interference
Eliminator Code (1-121)
VibraCall Alert (On/Off)
Keypad Tones (On/Off)
Talk Confirmation Tones (On/Off)
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Menu Button
Two Way Mode

Weather Mode

Menu Button

Weather Channel (1-11)

Menu Button

Weather Alert (On/Off)

Menu Button

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