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1 1 Authored by South Fort Worth Composite Squadron 16-Mar-2004 Modified by David A. Ogden 02-Mar-2005 Version 2.1 Modified by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell TX-129 Fort Worth Senior Squadron For Local Training Rev Jan-2014

2 2 This Training Slide Show is a project undertaken by Lt Colonel Fred Blundell of the TX-129 Fort Worth Senior Squadron, Fort Worth, TX for local use to assist those CAP Members interested in advancing their skills. The information contained herein is for CAP Member’s personal use and is not intended to replace or be a substitute for any of the CAP National Training Programs. Users should review the presentation’s Revision Number at the end of each file name to ensure that they have the most current publication.

3 3 Overview Radio Specifications Radio Features Radio Operation

4 4 Radio Specifications Very High Frequency - Frequency Modulation (VHF- FM) RadioVery High Frequency - Frequency Modulation (VHF- FM) Radio Designed for Mobile, Handheld use in the field or on the moveDesigned for Mobile, Handheld use in the field or on the move High / Low Power ModesHigh / Low Power Modes 256 programmable channels256 programmable channels –(16 zones of 16 channels each) 136 – 174 MHz Frequency Coverage136 – 174 MHz Frequency Coverage

5 5 Radio Features Function Indicator Display Microphone Speaker Up / Down Keys

6 6 Batteries Batteries should last approximately 13 hours.Batteries should last approximately 13 hours. When batteries begin to get low, the Low Battery Indicator appears at the top of the display.When batteries begin to get low, the Low Battery Indicator appears at the top of the display.

7 7 Recharging Batteries To recharge batteries:To recharge batteries: –Turn radio off. –Drop the radio into the charger. An amber light will appear while charging. A green light will appear when the radio is finished charging. –When finished, you may leave the radio in the charger. –When radio is not in use, charge it once a month.

8 8 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Using the MenuUsing the Menu Feature OperationFeature Operation

9 9 Power And Volume Control To turn the EF Johnson handheld on, turn the volume control clockwise. The screen will activate, and the radio will beep. Be careful not to turn the volume knob too far, or the volume will be set too high.To turn the EF Johnson handheld on, turn the volume control clockwise. The screen will activate, and the radio will beep. Be careful not to turn the volume knob too far, or the volume will be set too high. Turn the EF Johnson handheld off by turning the volume control counterclockwise until it clicks.Turn the EF Johnson handheld off by turning the volume control counterclockwise until it clicks.

10 10 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Using the MenuUsing the Menu Feature OperationFeature Operation

11 11 Channel Selection To change the channel, turn the channel knob. The extreme counterclockwise position is Channel 1, and the extreme clockwise position is Channel 16.To change the channel, turn the channel knob. The extreme counterclockwise position is Channel 1, and the extreme clockwise position is Channel 16. Current channel name or frequency will appear on the display.Current channel name or frequency will appear on the display.

12 12 Zone Selection Select the current Zone by pressing the UP or DOWN keys from the home screen.Select the current Zone by pressing the UP or DOWN keys from the home screen. The current zone number or name will appear on the display.The current zone number or name will appear on the display.

13 13 “ABC” Selection Ring The ABC selector underneath the Channel Selection knob is not programmed and has no function.The ABC selector underneath the Channel Selection knob is not programmed and has no function.

14 14 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Using the MenuUsing the Menu Feature OperationFeature Operation

15 15 Key Lock To turn key lock on, press the orange arrow-shaped key underneath the antenna. Do the same to turn key lock off.To turn key lock on, press the orange arrow-shaped key underneath the antenna. Do the same to turn key lock off. This key is hard to press. The radio will beep when switching key lock on and off.This key is hard to press. The radio will beep when switching key lock on and off. When key lock is on, only the PTT key and channel knob will respond when used. All other keys will be locked from use.When key lock is on, only the PTT key and channel knob will respond when used. All other keys will be locked from use.

16 16 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Using the MenuUsing the Menu Feature OperationFeature Operation

17 17 Push to Talk (PTT) (Release to Listen) PTT is not affected by the key-lock functionPTT is not affected by the key-lock function

18 18 Microphone The microphone is located next to the F3 button in the center of the radio’s face.The microphone is located next to the F3 button in the center of the radio’s face. When transmitting, hold the radio upright 3-4 inches from your mouth and speak in a normal voice.When transmitting, hold the radio upright 3-4 inches from your mouth and speak in a normal voice.

19 19 Speaker And Microphone The speaker and the microphone are in different locations.The speaker and the microphone are in different locations. The speaker is located at the bottom of the radio’s face.The speaker is located at the bottom of the radio’s face.

20 20 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Feature OperationFeature Operation Using the MenuUsing the Menu

21 21 Frequency Scanning Press F3 to begin a normal frequency scan with the current scan list.Press F3 to begin a normal frequency scan with the current scan list. To change the current scan list, use the “Scan Select” option in the Menu.To change the current scan list, use the “Scan Select” option in the Menu. While scanning, this icon appears:While scanning, this icon appears: Press F3 again to end the frequency scan.Press F3 again to end the frequency scan.

22 22 Monitor If using simplex:If using simplex: –Press to monitor the current frequency. If using a repeater:If using a repeater: –Press to monitor the transmit frequency. –Press and hold until the radio beeps to monitor the receive frequency. While monitoring, this icon appears:While monitoring, this icon appears: Press again to close squelch.Press again to close squelch.

23 23 Side Button 1 BacklightBacklight Press to activate and deactivate backlightPress to activate and deactivate backlight This function can also be accessed from the menuThis function can also be accessed from the menu

24 24 Side Button 2 High/low power switchHigh/low power switch Press to toggle between high and low power modesPress to toggle between high and low power modes This function can be accessed from the menuThis function can be accessed from the menu

25 25 Side Button 3 HOME ZONEHOME ZONE Press to change zone to Zone 1, then adjust channel knob for desired channelPress to change zone to Zone 1, then adjust channel knob for desired channel This takes the radio back to CAP Zone 1 with one buttonThis takes the radio back to CAP Zone 1 with one button

26 26 Radio Operation Power and Volume ControlPower and Volume Control Channel and Zone SelectionChannel and Zone Selection Key LockKey Lock Push To Talk / MicrophonePush To Talk / Microphone Feature OperationFeature Operation Using the MenuUsing the Menu

27 27 Using The Menu Press F2 to open the menu. Select a menu item with the UP and DOWN keys. Choose the item by pressing F2 again. Press F1 to go back one level or exit the menu.

28 28 Menu Items Backlight”“Backlight” –Backlight on/off “Chan Selct” – Channel Select“Chan Selct” – Channel Select –Allows one to change channels by pressing the UP or DOWN keys. Turning the channel knob will revert the channel back to its original setting. “Home Zone”“Home Zone” –When chosen, it returns the user to the home zone. (CAP ZONE 1)

29 29 Menu Items (Continued) RW Scan” – Radio-wide scan“RW Scan” – Radio-wide scan –On – begins scanning the radio-wide scan list. This can contain 16 channels from any zone. –Off – turns RW Scan off –While scanning, this icon will appear:

30 30 Menu Items (Continued) “Scan” – regular scan“Scan” – regular scan –On – begins scanning the frequencies in the current zone’s scan list. –Off – turns Scan off. –While scanning, this icon will appear: “Scan Selct”“Scan Selct” –Choose scan list for regular scan mode by pressing UP or DOWN keys –When in Scan Select mode, the scan icon will appear

31 31 Menu Items (Continued) TX Power”“ TX Power” –Low (1 watt) –High (5 watts) “Monitor”“Monitor” –“Sqlch Ovrd” – monitors RECEIVE frequency –“Tx Channel” – monitors TRANSMIT frequency –“Off” – turns monitor function off –While monitoring, this icon appears:

32 32 Questions ? ? Always Think Safety!


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