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INSTRUCTIONMANUALTX6000PORTABLE UHFCB TRANSCEIVERSTANDARD COMMUNICATIONSPTY. LTD.


CONTENTSIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.General Description and Features . . . . . . . 4.Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.Removing and Fitting the Battery Pack . . 5.Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . 5.Normal Controls and Functions . . . . . . . . 6.Normal LCD Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.Basic Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.ON/OFF Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.Backlighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.Squelch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.Selecting Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.Transmitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.Key Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.Signal Strength Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.Duplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.Priority Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.Power Save Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 .Programming the Scan Memories . . . . . 10 .Open Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 .Group Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 .Checking which channels are in memory. 13Dual Watch Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 .Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 .Selective Calling (Overview) . . . . . . . . . . 14 .Disabling the Selcall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 .Selcall Identification Numbers . . . . . . 14 .Receiver Quiet mode (Q) . . . . . . . . . . 15 .Selective Channel Quieting . . . . . . . 15 .‘Call To’ Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .‘Call To’ Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .‘Call From’ Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .‘Call From’ Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 .‘Call From’ Acknowledge . . . . . . . . . . 15 .Advanced Controls and Functions. . . . . . 16 .Advanced LCD Indicators . . . . . . . . . 17 .Selcall Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 .‘Call To’ Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 .Entering the ‘Call to’ Ident . . . . . . . . 17 .Transmitting the Selcall Ident . . . . . . . 18 .Answering an Incoming Selcall . . . . . . . . 18Storing Selcall Idents in Memory . . . . . . . 18Recalling Idents from the Memory . . . . . . 19Selcall Quiet Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Marking Channels for Quiet Operation . 19Unmarking Quiet Channels . . . . . . . . 19Operating in the Quiet Mode . . . . . . . . 19Deactivating the Quiet Mode . . . . . . . . 20Receiving a Signal in the Quiet Mode . 20Cancelling the Selcall Alarm . . . . . . . . 20Returning the Call . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 20Scanning in the Quiet Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 20Resume Scanning in the Quiet Mode . . 21Group Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Programming and Sending a Group Call . 22Receiving a Group Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Storing a Group Call in Memory . . . . . . . . 22Privacy Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Side Panel Sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Maintaining your Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . 24Low Battery Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Battery Chargers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Cycling your Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Battery Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Headset and Speaker Microphone . . . . . . 26Dealer Programmable Options . . . . . . . . . 27Using the Dealer Programmable Options . . 28Repeaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Channel Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362


INTRODUCTIONThe UHF Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS)was set up to provide a simple yet reliable formof radio communication for business, farming orprivate use. A CB radio license is not required.Your TX6000 operates in the UHF (Ultra HighFrequency) 477 MHz band and offers a muchhigher grade of service than 26/27 MHzsystems. In addition, by using FM (frequencymodulation), voice quality is improved whileelectrical interference is virtually eliminated.The range of a UHF FM signal is usuallyconsidered ‘line-of-sight’, but this can be greatlyincreased by the liberal use of repeaters.Repeaters are special transceivers(transmitter/receivers) installed in highlocations. Their job is to automatically retransmitany signals they receive, therebyextending the range of the original signal.Generally, the range of your UHF radio will varyaccording to your location and the height of yourantenna. UHF signals are easily blocked by hillsor large buildings, so you wont get as muchrange in a valley or built-up city area as you willfrom a hill or in open country. If you are havingtrouble contacting someone, try moving to anopen space or a higher location. Typicalportable range is around 3 to 5 km dependingon the terrain. Moving to a higher location couldextend it’s range to 30 km or more. Once again,the use of repeaters can increase these rangesconsiderably (up to 100 km or so).The following functions are standard on mostUHF CB radios. Here is what they do.Volume : Used to adjust the level of soundoutput from the speaker.Squelch (sometimes called ‘Mute’) : Thesquelch function is used to eliminate anyannoying background noise when there are nosignals present. If the Squelch is turned OFF,everything (including the background noise) canbe heard in the speaker. When the Squelch isturned ON, the background noise disappears. Atthis point, the radio is quiet when there are nosignals being received, but any incoming signalswill overcome the squelch and be heard in thespeaker.Channels : There are 40 frequencies availablein the UHF CB band. To make it easier toidentify each frequency, they are allocatedchannel numbers (channels 1 to 40). Thechannels are selected by entering the requiredchannel number on the keypad or pressingthe ∧ or keys. The selected channelnumber appears on the display.∧Duplex : UHF radios have a simplex/duplexfunction. The Simplex mode is used when youwish to talk directly to another radio. It allowsthe radio to transmit on the same channel as itreceives. The Duplex mode is used whencommunicating through repeaters. It causes theradio to transmit and receive on two differentchannels. Put simply, if you wish to talk directlyto another radio, ensure ‘Duplex’ is Notselected’. To talk to another radio via a repeater,select ‘Duplex’.Push To Talk (PTT) Switch : This is the largerubber pad on the left-hand side of the radio. Itis used to make the radio transmit. To transmit,hold the radio close to your mouth, press thePTT switch, then talk into the microphone in anormal voice. When you have finished talking,release the PTT switch and the radio will returnto the receive mode.Scan : The scan function allows you to listen forsignals on a number of channels in quicksuccession. The radio monitors each channelfor just long enough to check for signals. If nosignals are present, it switches to the nextchannel in sequence. If a signal is heard, theradio pauses on that channel so the signal canbe heard. After the signal disappears, the radioresumes scanning. The TX6000 scans at up to10 channels per second and allows you toselect which channels you wish to scan.IMPORTANT NOTEYOUR NEW BATTERY PACK SHOULD BEFULLY CHARGED FOR 16 HOURS BEFOREBEING USED FOR THE FIRST TIME.3


GENERAL DESCRIPTIONThe GME Electrophone TX6000 UHF portabletransceiver has been wholly designed andmanufactured in Australia by StandardCommunications Pty. Ltd. to exceed all therequirements of the UHF CB service, whilewithstanding the forces of the harsh Australianand New Zealand environments.The TX6000 incorporates the very latest inCAD/CAM (computer aided design, computeraided manufacturing) techniques to produce acompact portable UHF CB transceiver withoutstanding specifications and performance.The new TX6000 incorporates amongst otherthings a liquid crystal display, fullyprogrammable scanning and a number ofinnovative signalling features including a fullyuser programmable Selcall system. In addition,the TX6000 features separate priority channelprogramming, a group call feature and a newDual Watch function.Remarkably, with all these features the TX6000is a very compact unit.FEATURES• Microprocessor Controlled FrequencySynthesiser: Allows user programmablecontrol of scanning and channel memories.• Non volatile EEPROM memory: All dealerand user settings are stored inside anEEPROM.• User Programmable multi-tone SelcallFunction: CCIR tone compatible and built-into the TX6000 microprocessor.• SELCALL 'QUIET' mode programmableon individual channels: Allows mixedmonitoring and scanning of QUIET andOPEN channel combinations with audiblealarm when called.• Four SELCALL memories: Userprogrammable storage of four frequentlycalled SELCALL Idents.• Open Scan and Group Scan modes:The original GME scan functions are noweven better, fully programmable and fasterthan ever.• Liquid Crystal Display: Fully detailed LCDprovides a visual indication of all selectedfunctions at a glance.• High Contrast Backlighting: Fully backlitat the press of a key for hassle freeoperation at night. Backlighting turns offautomatically after a few seconds topreserve the battery life.• Individually Programmable DuplexFunction: User selectable for only thoseindividual channels in your area that haverepeaters, leaving the others free for use asextra simplex channels.• Digital Signal Strength Meter: Animprovement on the old 5 segment bar typemeter, the digital signal strength meterprovides a numeric signal strengthindication in numbers from 0 to 9+.• Heavy Duty 700 mAh Nicad Pack. A heavyduty rechargeable Nicad battery pack issupplied as standard with the TX6000.• Keylock Feature: Locks the keypad toprevent accidental key presses from alteringyour TX6000’s settings.• Privacy Function: Activates the optionalscrambler module to provide securetransmissions.• Selectable Transmit Power setting: Canbe set for High or Low power to suit theoperating conditions and extend battery life.• Dual Watch Function: For fast monitoringof two selected channels.• Advanced Power Saving Feature: Allowsthe TX6000 to “sleep” during periods ofinactivity to conserve battery life.• Designed and Manufactured in Australia:Using the very latest in ultra miniatureSurface Mount technology and reflowsoldering techniques for unsurpassedquality and reliability.4


GETTING STARTEDYour TX6000 is supplied with a 9.6 Volt 700mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) rechargeablebattery pack.When the battery pack is new, it must befully charged before being used for the firsttime.If left unused, your TX6000’s battery pack willdischarge itself within a few months. If you havenot used your TX6000 for some time, you willneed to recharge the battery pack before use.The battery pack is a sealed unit. There are nouser serviceable parts inside.Removing the Battery Pack.11. Pull tabBACK2. Slide batterypack DOWN23WARNING. Use only GME Electrophoneapproved battery packs and chargers. Theuse of any other types may be dangerousand will void any warranty.Removing the Battery PackThe battery pack is a self contained unit whichcan be removed from the radio as follows:1. Hold the radio face down in one hand.2. With the index finger of the other hand, pullthe locking tab away from the radio whilepressing down on the top of the battery. Thebattery pack will slide downwards.3. Now gently lift the battery away from theradio.Re-fitting the Battery Pack1. Carefully position the battery pack onto theback of the radio so that the groove aroundthe battery pack lines up with the raised markon the side of the radio.2. Ensure the battery pack is pressed flatagainst the radio’s metal plate.3. Slide the battery pack upwards, until thelocking tab at the top clicks into place.Charging SocketCharging the Battery PackYour TX6000 is supplied with a 240 Volt ‘plugpack’ trickle charger. The trickle charger willcharge a fully discharged battery pack to fullcapacity in around 16 hours.To charge the battery:Line these marksup when re-fittingthe battery.3. Lift battery packOFF radio1. Plug the charger into a standard 240 Volt ACoutlet.2. Plug the lead from the charger into thecharging socket on the bottom right of thebattery pack.For further information on charging and cyclingyour battery and tips on conserving batterypower, see section on ‘Maintaining your BatteryPack’ later in this manual.DO NOT CONNECT YOURVEHICLE’S BATTERY (13.8 VOLTS)TO THE CHARGING SOCKET ASDAMAGE TO THE RADIO ANDBATTERY PACK WILL RESULTWHICH WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.5


Normal LCD Indicators(For ADVANCED LCD indicators, refer to page 17).Low batteryIndicatorChannel BusyIndicatorDuplex ModeIndicatorScan ModeIndicatorOpen Scan (OS) orGroup Scan (GS)IndicatorBATTBUSYDUPSCANChannel IndicatorLOMTXLow Power IndicatorTransmit IndicatorKeyLock IndicatorChannel MemoryIndicatorSignal Strength meterand ‘selected channelwhen scanning’indicatorBASIC CONTROLSVOLUME ON/OFF CONTROLRotate the Volume control clockwise past the"click" to turn the TX6000 on.While receiving a signal, adjust the Volumecontrol for a comfortable listening level. If nosignals are present, press the SQL key brieflyto de-activate the Squelch, then adjust thevolume control using the receiver noise as avolume reference. When you have finished,press the SQL key again to reset the Squelchand quieten the receiver.ACTIVATING THE BACKLIGHTINGThe TX6000’s Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)features built-in backlighting. The backlighting isnormally switched OFF to conserve batterypower but will turn on automatically whenever akey is pressed. To switch the backlighting ONwithout activating any other functions, brieflypress the key. The backlighting will turnoff automatically after 5 seconds.SETTING THE SQUELCH SQLThe Squelch control is used to eliminate anyannoying background noise when there are nosignals present. The TX6000 uses a pre-setSquelch system. The Squelch level has beenset internally to provide optimum performance.To turn the Squelch ON or OFF, briefly pressthe SQL key. When the Squelch is OFF, thereceiver’s background noise will be heard, the‘BUSY’ indicator on the LCD will appear and theLED indicator above the speaker will be green.When the Squelch is ON, the receiver willremain quiet under "no signal" conditions, but anincoming signal will overcome the Squelchaction and be heard in the speaker. To receiveextremely weak signals or to disable thesquelch, simply press the SQL key briefly.SELECTING CHANNELSThe TX6000 provides two methods of selectingchannels. The quickest method is to enter therequired channel number directly on the numerickeypad. The radio will immediately select thatchannel.e.g. To select channel 20,simply press 2 0 on the keypad.To select single digit channels (e.g. channel 5)either press 0 5 or just press 5 andwait a moment. The channel display will flash fora few seconds then lock onto channel ‘05’.7


The alternate method of selecting channels is topress the ∧ or keys. Briefly press ∧ tostep UP one channel and to step DOWNone channel. To step up or down multiplechannels, press and hold the ∧ or keys.Channel stepping will stop as soon as the key isreleased.TRANSMITTING∧To transmit, press and hold the PTT switch onthe left hand side of the radio. Hold the radiowith the built-in microphone about 2 - 6 cmsfrom your mouth and slightly to one side so thatyour voice does not project directly into themicrophone. When talking, speak at a normalvoice level. The microphone is quite sensitive soit is not necessary to raise your voice or shout.∧∧To unlock the keypad, press and HOLDthe key again until a low beep is heard.The symbol will disappear and all keyswill be enabled again.NOTE: While the keylock is activated, you canstill adjust the volume control and transmitnormally on the selected channel.SIGNAL STRENGTH METERThe TX6000 has a digital signal strength meterbuilt into the LCD. When in the normal receivemode (not scanning), the received signalstrength is displayed as numbers from ‘0’ to ‘9’(with 9 being the strongest) on the bottom rightof the LCD. If the signal exceeds strength 9 a ‘+‘symbol appears to the right of the ‘9’.When transmitting, ‘TX’ will appear on thedisplay and the LED above the speaker will beRED.When can’t you transmit?You will find that the TX6000 will not allow youto transmit when some modes or functions areselected. This is to prevent accidentaltransmissions over the top of other users. If youpress the PTT switch when one of these modesor functions is selected, the TX6000 will simplyproduce a low beep until the PTT switch isreleased.KEYLOCKThe key locks the keypad to preventaccidental key presses from altering yourTX6000’s settings.To lock the keypad, press and HOLDthe key until a high beep is heard.A symbol will appear on the display andall keys on the front of your TX6000 will belocked out.DUPDUPLEXDuplex operation allows the TX6000 to transmiton a different channel to that which it receives.This allows operation through any repeaterstations in your area. Repeaters automaticallyre-transmit your signal, to greatly increase itsrange. The Duplex function operates only onchannels 1-8. When the Duplex function isselected on one of these channels, the TX6000receives on the selected channel but actuallytransmits 30 channels higher.e.g.Channel Selected 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Receive Channel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Transmit Channel 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38The TX6000 allows you to programme Duplexoperation on individual channels rather than theusual method of having to programme all 8channels at once. This is particularly useful incountry areas where there may only be one ortwo repeaters. These repeater channels can beprogrammed as Duplex and the rest can be leftas normal (simplex) channels for use in normaldirect radio to radio communications.8


To programme an individual channel forDuplex operation:1. Select the required channel (1 - 8)2. Briefly press the DUP/A key.A high beep will be heard and 'DUP' will bedisplayed. Now whenever that channel isselected, it can be used as a Duplex (repeater)channel.To Recall the Priority Channel:Briefly press the Pri key at any time. Theradio will immediately change to the Prioritychannel. If the radio is scanning, the scanfunction will be cancelled.To Change the Priority Channel:Simply select a new channel, then press andhold the Pri key again. The new prioritychannel will overwrite the old one.HELP !DUPIf at any time you feel you have lost controlof your TX6000 and you don’t knowwhich functions are selected, briefly pressthe Pri key. This will cancel most functionsand take you straight to the Priority channel.POWER SAVE FUNCTIONTo cancel Duplex on the selected channel,briefly press the DUP/A key again. A lowbeep will be heard and 'DUP' will disappear fromthe display on that channel.Note: The TX6000 will not allow Duplex to beselected on any channel other than channels 1to 8. If DUP/A is pressed on any otherchannel, a low beep will be heard and thecommand will be ignored.Your TX6000 has an automatic power savingfunction built in. When the radio has been idlefor more that about 20 seconds (i.e. notransmissions made or signals received) it willgo to ‘sleep’. During this time the radiocontinues to listen for signals but draws muchless power from the battery. While the radio isasleep, the signal strength meter displays ‘ - - - ‘instead of the usual digits.PRIORITY CHANNELPriThe TX6000 allows you to store a prioritychannel which can be instantly recalled at thepress of a button. This could be your normalworking channel or maybe your local repeaterchannel.MTo STORE the Priority channel:1. Select the required channel using either thenumeric keypad or the or keys.∧2. Press and hold the Pri key . The channeldisplay will flash for a few seconds then a highbeep will be heard. The selected channel willnow be stored in memory.∧(For more information about power saving referto the section ‘Maintaining your battery pack’later in the manual).9


SCANNINGThe TX6000 is provided with a scan function toallow groups of user programmable channels tobe scanned for activity. Channels are scannedat a rate of 10 channels per second. If a busychannel is found, scanning will pause to allowthe signal on that channel to be heard. Scanningwill then resume 5 seconds after the channelbecomes clear again.Two scanning modes are available - Open Scan(OS) and Group Scan (GS). Each scan modehas it's own separate user programmable scanmemory. Once these memories areprogrammed, the channels stored in them canbe scanned using the SCAN key.channel is not presently in the selected scanmemory.To add it, press and hold the SCAN keyuntil a high beep is heard. 'M' will appear inthe display indicating the selected channel isnow in the memory.MPROGRAMMING THE SCAN MEMORIESBecause the Open Scan and Group Scanmodes have their own separate memories, youcan freely add or remove channels from onescan group without fear of affecting thosechannels programmed into the other group. Anychannel from 1 to 40 (up to a maximum of 40channels) can be programmed into or removedfrom each group of scanning memories.The sequence for adding or removing channelsin the scanning memory is identical for bothOpen Scan and Group Scan modes.1. Check that the TX6000 is not presentlyscanning. If it is, press the SCAN key tocancel the scan function.2. Press the OS/GS key to select the OpenScan (OS) or Group Scan (GS) mode. 'OS' or'GS' will be displayed.3. Select the required channel using thenumeric keypad or the or keys.∧• If 'M' is displayed, the selected channel isalready in the scan memory.To remove it, press and hold the SCAN keyuntil a low beep is heard. 'M' will disappearfrom the display indicating the channel is nolonger in memory.• If 'M' is not displayed, then the selected∧OPEN SCAN (OS) MODEOpen Scan mode allows up to 40 channels tobe scanned in an ascending sequence.Scanning is performed at a rate of 10 channelsper second.The TX6000 is supplied with all 40 UHF CBchannels pre-programmed into the OS memory.Any channels not required can be removed asnecessary.Selecting Scan.1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - . . . . . . . 39 - 40To scan in the Open Scan (OS) mode:1. Press the OS/GS key so that 'OS' isdisplayed.2. Ensure the squelch is ON (no backgroundnoise ).3. Briefly press the SCAN key. 'SCAN' willbe displayed and the radio will beginscanning.10


What you will see.While scanning in the OS mode, the TX6000 willdisplay rapidly changing channel numbers toindicate the channels being scanned. In addition,the lower section of the LCD will display 'OS' (toindicate that it is in the Open Scan mode), alongwith the last selected channel number. (It is tothis channel that the TX6000 will return whenyou exit the Scan mode).• To resume scanning, briefly press the ∧or key. 'M' will disappear and thereceiver will begin scanning again.∧Cancelling the SCAN function.To cancel the Scan function, press SCAN .∧• If the radio was scanning, it will exit Scanand return to the last selected channel.• If the radio was stopped on a busy channel,it will exit Scan and remain on that channel.SCANPRIVTXNOTES ON SCANNING1. At any time while scanning, you canimmediately cancel scanning and jump tothe priority channel by briefly pressingthe Pri key.Locking onto a busy Open Scan Channel.If a signal is found, the receiver will 'lock' ontothat channel and will remain there for as long asthe channel remains busy - and for 5 secondsafter the transmission ceases. This allows theTX6000 to hold the channel during short breaksin the conversation. Once the channel hasremained clear for 5 seconds, the radio willresume scanning.Skipping over a busy channel.If you don't wish to listen to a busy channel, youcan skip over it with a quick press of the ∧ or∨ key. The receiver will immediately resumescanning.∧Holding a busy channel.• To manually hold a busy channel, brieflypress the PTT switch. 'M' will be displayedand the scan function will pause, causing theradio to stay on the channel indefinitely. Youcan now transmit and receive on thatchannel in the usual way.NOTE: 'SCAN' is still displayed to remindyou that the radio is still in the Scan modeand that the Scan function is only inhibitedtemporarily.2. While the receiver is scanning in OpenScan mode (i.e. not stopped on a busychannel) the transmitter is disabled. Pressingthe PTT switch will result in a low beep.GROUP SCAN (GS) MODE.The Group Scan mode will allow you to transmitand receive normally on your Priority channel,but will also let your radio scan and listen toseveral other channels (stored in the GroupScan memory) between breaks in theconversation. The receiver will continue to scanthe other Group Scan channels ONLY WHILETHERE ARE NO SIGNALS ON THE PRIORITYCHANNEL.The Priority channel is scanned after everysecond group scan channel.e.g. Using priority channel 20 with GS channels1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.1 - 2 - 20 - 3 - 4 -20 - 5 - 6 - 20The TX6000 is factory supplied with a blankgroup scan memory, allowing you to programmeyour own channel group. Programming theGroup Scan channels is described under“Programming Scan Memories” on page 10.11


Scanning.To scan in the Group Scan (GS) mode:1. Press the OS/GS key so that 'GS' isdisplayed.2. Ensure the squelch is ON (no backgroundnoise ).3. Press SCAN . 'SCAN' will be displayed.What you will see.While scanning in the GS mode your TX6000will display rapidly changing channel numbers toindicate the channels being scanned. Inaddition, the lower section of the LCD willdisplay 'GS' (to indicate that it is in the GroupScan mode), along with the Priority channelnumber. (It is this channel that is beingmonitored along with the Group Scan channelsand it is to this channel that the TX6000 willreturn when you exit the Scan mode).SCANPRIVTXPriority channel and will give 3 short beeps.This is to advise you that you are now listeningto the Priority channel instead of the GroupScan channel.The receiver will now continue to monitor thePriority channel as long as it remains busy.During this time you can transmit on the Prioritychannel in the usual way.If there has been no activity on the Prioritychannel for 5 seconds (i.e. no signals are beingreceived and you are not transmitting), the radiowill resume scanning the other Group Scanchannels.Skipping over a busy channel.To skip over a busy GS or Priority channel andresume scanning, briefly press the or key.Talking on the Priority channel.To talk on the Priority channel, even whilescanning, simply press the PTT switch. Theradio will jump to the Priority channel and willremain there for as long as the channel is active,and for 5 seconds after the channel becomesclear. During this time you may conversenormally on the channel even though the Scanfunction is still selected. After the channel hasbeen inactive for 5 seconds, the radio willresume scanning.∧∧Holding on a busy Group Scan channel.Locking onto a busy Group Scan Channel.If a busy GS channel is found, the receiver will'lock' onto it, and will remain there for as long asthe channel remains busy - and for 5 secondsafter the transmission ceases, AS LONG ASTHERE ARE NO SIGNALS ON THE PRIORITYCHANNEL. During this time, the receiver willcontinue to check the Priority channel for signalsevery 2 seconds, resulting in a series of small'breaks' in the reception of the 'locked' channel. Ifno signals are heard on the locked channel after5 seconds, the radio will resume scanning.Receiving signals on the Priority Channel.If a signal appears on the Priority channel -while your TX6000 is locked on a Group Scanchannel - the receiver will switch straight to theTo manually hold a busy Group Scan channel,press SCAN while the channel is busy. Theradio will exit the Scan mode and will remain onthe busy channel.NOTE: You will now no longer be monitoringthe Priority channel because the receiver isno longer in the Scan mode.Cancelling the Group Scan mode.To cancel the Scan mode, press SCAN .• If the radio was scanning, it will exit theScan mode and return to the Priority channel.• If the radio was stopped on a busy channel,it will exit the Scan mode and remain on thatchannel.12


HOW CAN I QUICKLY TELL WHICHCHANNELS ARE IN MEMORYThe following method can be used to identifywhich channels are stored in memory.1. Press OS/GS to select the required Scanmode.SCANPRIV2. Briefly press the SQL key to disable theSquelch (the receiver background noise willbe heard).3. Press SCAN . The TX6000 will beginscanning but will lock onto the first Scanchannel in the memory.4. Briefly press the or key to revealthe next Scan channel in memory. In thisway you can step through all channels storedin the memory.If you wish to add or remove channels from thememory, you will first need to cancel the Scanmode, then follow the directions describedunder 'Programming the Scan Memories'.DUAL WATCH MODE∧The Dual Watch mode provides a convenientalternative to scanning by allowing you tomonitor your Priority channel and one otherselected channel.Setting the Dual Watch mode:1. Store your preferred channel into the Prioritychannel memory.2. Select the second channel you wish tomonitor using the keypad or the ∧ or ∨keys.∧∧Operation in the Dual Watch mode is identical tothat of the Group Scan mode except that yourselected channel behaves as a single GroupScan channel.Skipping over a busy channel.To skip over a busy channel and resume DualWatching briefly press the or key.Holding on a busy channel.To manually hold a busy channel, briefly pressthe OS/GS key. The radio will exit the DualWatch mode and will remain on the busychannel.Talking on the Priority channel.To talk on the Priority channel, even while DualWatching, simply press the PTT switch. TheTX6000 will select the Priority channel and willremain there for as long as the channel remainsactive - and for 5 seconds after the channelbecomes clear. During this time you mayconverse normally on the channel even thoughthe Dual Watch function is still selected. Afterthe channel has been inactive for 5 seconds, theradio will resume Dual watching.∧∧3. Press and HOLD the OS/GS key until ahigh beep is heard. “Scan” will be displayedand the channel display will switch rapidlybetween the two channels. In addition, a ‘P’will appear along with the Priority channelnumber, in the lower right of the LCD.13


ADVANCED FEATURESThe TX6000 contains a number of built-inadvanced signalling features, many of which arenormally only available in expensive commercialcommunications equipment.The following features are included in theTX6000.• Built-in sequential tone signalling system.• 100% compatible with 40ms CCIR 5 tonesystems.• Factory programmed receiver SelcallIdentification number (Selcall Ident).• User programmable 5 digit 'Call To' Ident.• Display up to 5 digits of callers Selcall Ident(ANI).• Audible warning of incoming call.• Quiet mode programming on user selectedchannels.• Mixed scanning of both quiet and openchannels.• 4 memories for user storage of frequentlycalled Selcall Idents.• Base to Base, Base to Portable , Portable toPortable, and Portable to Base calling.In addition, your TX6000 can be fitted with anoptional scrambling device to give yourcommunications an element of privacy. Oncefitted, the scrambler can be activated with asingle key press.IMPORTANTThe following section describesSelective Calling (Selcall) andsome of its features. If you arenot familiar with Selcall werecommend you read this sectionfirst.What Is Selective Calling?Selective calling (Selcall) is a sequential tonesignalling system which can provide quiettransceiver operation on a normally busy sharedchannel.Your TX6000’s receiver has its own uniqueSelcall code. Whenever your receiver hears aSelcall transmission, it compares the incomingcode with its own code. If the two codes match,the radio knows it is being called and sounds analarm to let the operator know. The receiver canbe set to not allow any sound to reach thespeaker unless it receives its own Selcall code.In this way the radio can monitor a busy channelwithout disturbing you, but still let you know ifyou are being called.Your radio also allows you to transmit theseSelcall codes, so that you can call others whoare also using a Selcall system.Disabling the Selcall FeatureIf you have no need for Selcall, or are confusedby its operation, you can completely disable it. Ifat a later date you decide you want to useSelcall, you can easily restore it again.To disable the Selcall feature:1. Turn the TX6000 OFF at the volume control.2. Press and HOLD both the and theQUIET keys while turning the unit ON again.The Selcall functions are now disabled. Anyattempt to press the CALL or QUIET keys, orselect advanced Selcall functions will result in alow beep. All other normal functions includingPrivacy (scrambler) mode are unaffected.To restore the Selcall feature, simply repeatsteps 1 and 2 above.Selcall Identification NumbersEach TX6000 is factory programmed with itsown Selcall Identification number (Selcall Ident).This identifies it from other radios in your area.14


Your Selcall IdentThe Selcall Ident for your radio is printed on thelabel affixed to the bottom of your radio. You willneed to make this Ident known to anyone whowishes to call you using Selcall.You can also recall your Selcall Ident directlyfrom the radio and display it on the LCD asfollows:1. Press the CALL key briefly to select the‘CALL TO’ mode.2. Briefly press the QUIET key. YourTX6000’s Selcall Ident will be displayed.3. To return to normal operation, press theCALL key again.NOTE: If necessary, you can arrange for yourdealer to change your TX6000’s Selcall Ident.Receiver Quiet Mode (Q)The TX6000 has a selectable 'Quiet' soundmuting system which can keep your radio quiet,even on a busy channel. The Quiet functiontakes priority over the normal Squelch control.This means that with the Quiet mode set, theradio will remain quiet even if signals are beingreceived. When the Quiet mode is set, you mayoften see the BUSY indicator appear and signalstrengths displayed indicating that the channelis being used. However, unless someonetransmits your radio's Selcall Ident, nothing willbe heard in your radio's speaker.If a signal containing your Selcall Ident isreceived, the Quiet mode will be disabled, andan alarm will sound to announce that you havebeen called. You will then be able to conversenormally on that channel.Selective Channel QuietingThe TX6000 is unique in that you canindividually programme which channels will beQuiet and which channels will remain Open(open channels are those where all signals willbe heard). This means that as you changechannels you don't have to turn the Quietfunction on or off to suit specific channels. YourTX6000 does it for you - automatically.'CALL TO' ModeThe 'Call To' mode is used to make a selectivecall to another radio.When the ‘Call To’ mode is selected, a 5 digitSelcall Ident is displayed. The TX6000 allowsyou to programme all 5 digits of this Ident tomatch the code of the radio you wish to call.'CALL TO' MemoryFour Selcall Ident memories are installed in theTX6000. They are user programmable and areaccessed via the four buttons labelled M1 to M4beneath the LCD. Any frequently call Idents canbe programmed into these memories andrecalled at the press of a button when in the'CALL TO' mode.'CALL FROM' DisplayThe 'CALL FROM' display appears wheneveryour TX6000 receives its Selcall Ident. Whenactivated, the words 'CALL FROM' will appear inthe display and directly beneath them will be thecallers Selcall Ident. You are thereforeimmediately informed of the identity of theperson calling. This is particularly useful if theradio was temporarily unattended when the callwas received because, on your return, you canidentify the caller and can then call them back.'CALL FROM' AlarmEach time your TX6000 receives its Selcallcode, an alarm will sound in the speaker to alertyou to the call. This is designed to get yourattention if you are near the radio when the callis received. Initially, the alarm will beep urgentlyfor about 10 seconds. If you do not answerwithin this time, the alarm will stop, and theTX6000 will return to the Quiet mode.'CALL FROM' AcknowledgeWhenever your TX6000 receives its SelcallIdent, it automatically transmits an‘acknowledge’ signal back to the caller. Thisinforms the caller that their Selcall transmissionhas been successful and that your radio isalerting you to the call. The acknowledge signalis heard at the callers end as two quick beeps.15


ADVANCED CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONSFront Panel ControlsIn Normal mode:• Press ONCE to turn QUIETmode ON or OFF.• Press and HOLD to storecurrent channel in QUIETmemory.In CALL TO mode:• Press ONCE to display OWNIdent.In Normal mode:• Press ONCE to turn CALL TOmode ON or OFF.QUIETCALLLAMPIn CALL TO mode:• Press ONCE to recallSelcall memory 3.•Press and HOLD to storeSelcall memory 3.In CALL TO mode:• Press and HOLD to sendSelcall Ident.In CALL TO mode:• Press ONCE to recall Selcallmemory 1.• Press and HOLD to store Selcallmemory 1.In CALL TO mode:• Press ONCE to recall Selcallmemory 2.• Press and HOLD to store Selcallmemory 2.BATTLO TXBUSYM QDUPCALL TO FROM PRIVSCANQUIETSCANOS/GS HI LOSQLM2M3M1M41 2 34 5 67 8 9Pri 0 Dup/AIn Normal mode:• Press and HOLD totoggle PRIVATE modeON or OFF.In CALL TO mode:• Press ONCE to recallSelcall memory 4.• Press and HOLD to storeSelcall memory 4.In CALL TO mode:• Press numeric keys toenter Selcall IdentIn CALL TO mode:• Press Once to insertGroup Call code ‘A’ intoSelcall Ident.For BASIC Controls, refer to page 6.16


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The right hand digit of the 5 digit Ident willbe flashing. This ‘flashing digit’ indicates thedigit to be programmed.ANSWERING AN INCOMING SELCALLWhen your radio receives its own Selcall Ident,‘CALL FROM’ will be displayed, along with theIdent of the person who called.CALL TOCALLFROM2. Enter the first digit of the Ident you wish tocall by pressing that number on the keypad.A high beep will be heard and the digit youentered will appear in the ‘flashing digit’position.4. Using the keypad, continue to enter all 5Selcall Ident digits as required. As each digitis entered, it will appear in the right hand‘flashing digit’ position and the previous digitsentered will move one position to the left.Once the last digit has been entered, youhave 20 seconds to transmit the Ident(otherwise the 'Call To' mode will becancelled and the Ident will be lost).Transmitting the Selcall IdentTo transmit the Selcall Ident you have justentered, press and HOLD the CALL key(while still in the ‘Call To’ mode) until a high‘beep’ is heard. The TX indicator will appear onthe display and the Selcall Ident will betransmitted. You don’t need to keep pressingthe CALL key once the TX indicator appears.The TX6000 will keep transmitting by itself untilthe complete Ident is sent.NOTE: You cannot transmit a Selcall Identunless you are in the 'Call To' mode.If your Selcall transmission was successfullyreceived by the radio you were calling, youshould hear one or two quick beeps in yourTX6000’s speaker (the response you hear willdepend on the brand of radio you are calling).This confirms that your signal has been receivedand the other radio's alarm is now beeping.You can call the person back using Selcall asfollows:1. Press CALL to select the ‘Call To’ mode.The callers Ident will be automaticallytransferred to the ‘Call To’ display.2. Press and hold the CALL button until ahigh ‘beep’ is heard. The Selcall will be sent.STORING SELCALL IDENTSYour TX6000 is fitted with 4 Selcall Identmemories. This allows you to store 4 frequentlycalled Idents. The Ident memories can be storedas follows:1. Briefly press the CALL key to select the'Call To' mode. CALL TO will be displayedalong with a 5 digit Ident.2. If required, change the displayed Ident asdescribed earlier.3. When the correct Ident is displayed, pressand hold (for about 2 seconds) one of thefour buttons immediately below the displaylabelled M1 , M2 , M3 or M4 . While thebutton is being held, all 5 Ident digits willflash, then a high beep will be heard as theIdent is stored.At this point you can now either:• Press the CALL key briefly to exit the‘CALL TO’ mode,or:• Press and HOLD the CALL key to sendthe Ident.18


RECALLING SELCALL IDENTS1. Briefly press the CALL key to select the'Call To' mode. CALL TO will be displayedalong with a 5 digit Ident.2. Briefly press memory key M1 , M2 , M3 orM4 (whichever contains the Selcall Identyou wish to recall). The recalled Ident will bedisplayed.3. If required, you can now press and HOLD theCALL key to transmit the recalled Ident,.2. Press and hold the QUIET key until a highbeep is heard. 'Q' will appear on the displayto the right of the channel number indicatingthe channel is now set for QUIET operation.QSELCALL QUIET MODEThe Selcall QUIET mode can be programmedfor operation on individual channels. This meansthat some channels can be set for QUIEToperation (will only unmute when your SelcallIdent is received) while others can be left open(allowing ALL signals to be heard).Two programming steps are required for fullQUIET operation.Step 1 allows you to mark the required QUIETchannels with a 'Q' icon. This indicates that onlythese marked channels will be fully muted whenthe QUIET mode is selected.Step 2 activates the QUIET mode. When theQUIET mode is activated, only those channelsmarked with the 'Q' icon will remain muted to allsignals unless your Selcall Ident is received.Channels NOT marked with 'Q' will remain asopen channels and will allow ALL signals to beheard even though the QUIET mode is active.When your TX6000 leaves the factory, it doesnot have any channels programmed with 'Q' .Marking Channels for QUIET OperationTo programme an individual channel so that itwill operate as a QUIET channel when theQUIET mode is activated:1. Using the numeric keypad or the or ∨keys, select the required channel. (If thereceiver is Scanning or in anotheroperational mode, cancel the mode first andreturn to normal operation).∧∧3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to programme anyother channels required for QUIET operation.Unmarking Channels set for QUIETOperationThe procedure for unmarking QUIET channelsis exactly the same as for marking them:1. Using the numeric keypad or the or ∨keys, select the channels you wish tounmark. There will be a 'Q' on the displaywhen that channel is selected.2. Press and hold the QUIET key until a lowbeep is heard. 'Q' will disappear from thedisplay indicating the channel is no longerset for QUIET operation.Operating in the QUIET ModeChannels marked with a 'Q' will not actuallyoperate as QUIET channels until the QUIETmode is activated.To activate the QUIET mode:1. Using the numeric keypad or the or ∨keys, select a channel which is marked with'Q' . (The QUIET mode cannot be activatedunless the currently selected channel isprogrammed for QUIET operation).2. Briefly press the QUIET key. A high beepwill be heard and 'QUIET' will appear on thedisplay.∧∧∧∧19


To cancel the alarm:Briefly press either the QUIET key or the PTTswitch. The 'Call From' Ident will remain on thedisplay so you will know who called.QReturning the CallQUIETNow, any channels marked with 'Q' will remainmuted to all signals unless your Selcall Ident isreceived. You can confirm this by steppingthrough the channels using the ∧ or keysand noting that QUIET is only displayed onchannels which are also marked 'Q'.Note: The QUIET mode cannot be activatedunless there is at least 1 channel marked with'Q'.Deactivating the QUIET Mode1. Select a channel with ‘QUIET’ displayed.2. Briefly press the QUIET key. A low beepwill be heard and ‘QUIET’ will disappear fromthe display.Receiving a Signal in the Quiet Mode• If a signal that does NOT have your SelcallIdent is received on a QUIET channel, thechannel will appear busy but no sound will beheard from the speaker. This means you willnot be disturbed by the signal because it wasnot meant for you.• If any signal is received on an OPENchannel, the signal will be heard whether itwas meant for you or not because thatchannel has not been marked with 'Q'.• If a signal containing your Selcall Ident isreceived on any channel - OPEN or QUIET -the QUIET mode will be cancelled and thealarm will beep to alert you to the call. Inaddition, the callers Ident will be displayed.The channel will now be open for normaltransmission and reception.∧To return a call using Selcall:1. Briefly press the CALL key. The callersIdent will be automatically transferred to the'Call To' mode.2. Now press and HOLD the CALL key. TheSelcall will be transmitted.SCANNING IN THE QUIET MODEThe TX6000 will allow you to scan while theQUIET mode is active. This lets you monitor agroup of QUIET channels or a combination ofQUIET and OPEN channels.To Scan in the QUIET mode:1. Select the required scan group by pressingthe OS/GS key. Ensure the channels youwish to monitor are programmed into thescan group you have selected.2. Select the channels you want to remainQUIET and mark each one with 'Q' bypressing and holding the QUIET key.3. Press the SCAN key. The radio will beginscanning and SCAN will be displayed.SCANQUIET4. You can now activate the QUIET mode bybriefly pressing the QUIET key. ‘QUIET’will be displayed indicating the receiver isnow scanning in the QUIET mode.20


• If a signal is received on an OPEN channelbut your Selcall Ident is not detected,scanning will pause while the channel is busyand will resume 5 seconds after the channelbecomes clear again.• If a signal is received on a QUIET channelbut your Selcall Ident is not detected, it willbe ignored and scanning will continue.• If a signal containing your Selcall Ident isreceived on any channel - OPEN or QUIET -both SCAN and QUIET modes will be deactivatedand the receiver will lock onto thatchannel. In addition the alarm will beep toalert you to the call and the callers Ident willbe displayed. The channel will now be openfor normal transmission and reception.To cancel the alarm, briefly press eitherthe QUIET key or the PTT switch. The 'CallFrom' Ident will remain on the display so you willknow who called.To resume Scanning in the QUIET mode:Press the SCAN key, then briefly pressthe QUIET key. 'SCAN' and 'QUIET' will bedisplayed.NOTE: For reliable selcall detection whenscanning, it is recommended no more than 5channels be scanned in any group.i.e. 5 channels in Open Scan modeor 2 channels plus the Priority channel inthe Group Scan mode.21


GROUP CALLSThe TX6000's Selcall system includes a GroupCall function which allows you to call up to 10radios simultaneously. This could be useful inan emergency situation where you may need totransmit a message to all radios in your group.The group function works by allowing you toprogramme a special group code into the lastdigit of the Selcall Ident you are transmitting.When this group code is received it willsubstitute for any other number in the last digitposition. As long as the first 4 digits of yourtransmitted Selcall Ident match those of thereceivers you are calling, their Selcall alarms willbe activated as if their full 5 digit Idents hadbeen received.The group code appears as an 'A' in the last digitof the Selcall Ident when displayed on the LCD.2. Enter the first 4 digits of the SelcallIdent using the keypad, then pressthe DUP/A key to enter an ‘A’ as the lastdigit.3. Now press and hold the CALL key for about1.5 seconds until a high beep is heard. TheTX indicator will appear and the group callwill be transmitted.CALL TOExampleTransmitting the Ident 12037 will onlyactivate the receiver which is programmedwith the Ident 12037.However, transmitting 1203A will activate allreceivers with Idents 12030 through 12039 (atotal of 10 receivers).To make use of the group call function, yourradio fleet should have Selcall Idents which arein sequence.i.e. 12030, 12031, 12032 etcIf the receivers in your fleet of radios do nothave sequential Selcall Idents and you want tomake use of the group call function, you shouldarrange for your dealer to re-programme yourradios.PROGRAMMING AND SENDINGGROUP CALLSProgramming and sending a group call isidentical to the normal Selcall operation.There will be no acknowledge response fromthe other radios when sending a group call. Thisis to prevent all the radios from trying toacknowledge at the same time.RECEIVING GROUP CALLSReceiving a group call is identical to receiving astandard Selcall except that a low beep alarmsound is heard instead of the standard highbeep alarm. The Caller’s Ident will be displayedon the LCD in the usual way.STORING A GROUP CALL IDENTA group call Ident can be stored in one of theIdent memories in the same way that standardIdents can. Simply select the ‘Call To’ mode andenter the group call Ident as described above,then press and HOLD one of the four Identmemory keys M1 , M2 , M3 or M4 to store it.The Ident can be recalled from memory in theusual way.1. Select the 'Call To' mode by briefly pressingthe CALL key.22


PRIVACY MODEYOUR TX6000 IS NORMALLY SUPPLIEDWITHOUT THE OPTIONAL SCRAMBLERCIRCUIT. IF YOU REQUIRE THEPRIVACY FEATURE YOU WILL NEED TOARRANGE FOR THE SCRAMBLERCOMPONENTS TO BE FITTED. For furtherdetails contact the GME Electrophonebranch in your state or territory.The Privacy function uses an optional scramblercircuit to encode your transmitter, so that, to anormal receiver, your transmission becomescompletely unreadable. However, to anotherradio fitted with a correctly coded scrambler, thetransmission appears quite normal.The scrambler must be ‘dealer programmed’with a unique code which matches the code inthe other scrambler equipped radios you wish totalk to.To Switch the Privacy Mode ON:• Press and HOLD the SQL key for about 2seconds.A high beep will be heard and ‘PRIV’ will appearon the display.PRIVYou can now use the TX6000 in the usual wayexcept that:• all of your transmissions will now bescrambled,and,• you will only be able to receive scrambledsignals that are coded to match yourscrambler.NOTE: When the scrambler is switched on, andis working to decode scrambled signals in yourreceiver, it has the effect of actually scramblingnon-scrambled signals. This means that inPrivacy Mode all normal signals that youreceive will appear scrambled.To switch the Privacy Mode OFF:• Press and HOLD the SQL key for about 2seconds.A low beep will be heard and ‘PRIV’ willdisappear from the display. All signals will returnto normal.IMPORTANT:The PRIVACY function can still be switched onor off from the keypad even when the optionalscrambler is not fitted. However, unless thescrambler is fitted, selecting privacy will have noeffect on your TX6000.NOTE: Operator licensing requirementsprohibit the use of voice encryption securitydevices when in Duplex (repeater mode).This means that the scrambler must not beused on repeater channels 1-4 and 6-8 whileDuplex mode is selected. However, thesechannels can be used with the scramblerwhile in Simplex mode if desired. It is alsonot permitted to use a scrambler onemergency channel 5 (in Simplex or Duplexmodes) or on the calling channel 11. YourTX6000 has been specifically programmed toautomatically disable the scrambler when onthese channels or while in Duplex mode. Inaddition, the scrambler will be disabledwhen the ‘repeater input’ channels 31 to 38are selected.23


SIDE PANEL SOCKETSACCESS PANELThese sockets areFor Service Use ONLYDC Supply Input Socket• Connect 9-12 Volts DC MAX• Do NOT connect 13.8 Volts.• Do NOT connect power whilebattery pack is attached.Programming SocketCharging Socket.MAINTAINING YOUR BATTERY PACKFor information on removing, fitting andrecharging the battery pack, refer to‘GETTING STARTED’ on page 5 of thismanual.DO NOT CONNECT YOURCAR BATTERY DIRECTLY TOTHE CHARGING SOCKET ORTHE DC SUPPLY SOCKET, ASDAMAGE TO THE RADIO ANDBATTERY PACK WILL RESULTWHICH WILL VOID THEWARRANTY.Your TX6000 is supplied with a 9.6 Volt 700mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) rechargeablebattery pack.When the battery pack is new, it must be fullycharged before being used for the first time.If left unused, your TX6000’s battery pack willdischarge itself within a few months. If you havenot used your TX6000 for some time, you willneed to recharge the battery pack before use.The battery pack is a sealed unit. There are nouser serviceable parts inside.WARNING. Use only GME Electrophoneapproved battery packs and chargers. Theuse of any other types may be dangerousand will void any warranty.LOW BATTERY INDICATORSWhen the battery voltage drops to around 9Volts, your TX6000 will give 6 quick beeps,‘BATT’ will flash on the display and the Tx/Busy24


LED will flash ‘Orange’ to indicate that thebattery needs to be charged. You shouldrecharge the battery pack as soon as possible.If you have been transmitting using the HighPower setting, you can extend the life byswitching to Low transmit power.BATTERY CHARGERSYour TX6000 is supplied with a 240 Volt ‘plugpack’ trickle charger. The trickle charger willcharge a fully discharged battery pack to fullcapacity in around 16 hours.If you need to recharge your battery packsooner, the optional BCD6000 fast charger canrecharge the battery pack in around 3 hours. Inaddition, the BCD6000 includes a batteryconditioning function to cycle your battery pack.For more details, refer to ‘Accessories’ onpage 34.USE ONLY GME ELECTROPHONEAPPROVED CHARGERS. USE OF OTHERTYPES MAY BE DANGEROUS AND WILLVOID THE WARRANTY. DO NOT CONNECTYOUR VEHICLE’S 13.8 VOLT BATTERYSUPPLY TO THE CHARGING SOCKET ASDAMAGE WILL RESULT.CYCLING YOUR BATTERY PACKBatteries last longer and have betterperformance if they are allowed to completelydischarge about once a month. The easiest wayto do this is to leave your TX6000 switched onovernight with the squelch open. When thebattery becomes discharged the TX6000 willautomatically shut off. You should then rechargethe battery pack for the full 16 hours.The optional BCD6000 desk top charger has abuilt in battery conditioning circuit that willcompletely cycle your battery in around 6 1 / 2 hours.BATTERY USAGEThe time taken to discharge the battery pack willdepend on how you use your TX6000. The 700mAh battery pack is powerful enough for a fulldays use under average conditions.Generally when using low power you can expectto get around 14 hours of life based on 5%transmit, 5% receive and 90% standby(sleeping). However, this time will varydepending on how you use it. e.g. whether youare scanning, using the QUIET mode,transmitting on high or low power or monitoringa busy channel. The “Conserving battery Power”section below provides hints on how to get themost time between charges from your battery.If you begin to notice that the life of your batterypack is not what it used to be, but your usagehas not changed, you may need to ‘cycle’ yourbattery. (For further details, see section “Cyclingyour Battery Pack” ).Conserving Battery PowerThe TX6000 has built in power saving featuresto help you get the maximum amount of timebetween charges from your Nicad battery pack.If you need to operate your TX6000 in asituation where you require maximum batterylife (e.g. a remote site where there is noconvenient recharging facility nearby), thefollowing hints can greatly reduce the amount ofpower drawn from the battery pack.Sleep Mode: The TX6000 will automaticallyenter the ‘Sleep’ mode after around 20 secondsof inactivity (i.e. no transmission or reception).While sleeping, it will still check for incomingsignals but it will draw only about one tenth ofthe power from the battery. As soon as a signalis received or any keys are pressed, the TX6000will wake up again. This sleep function isautomatic and by itself can greatly extend thebattery life in standby mode by many hours.(You can identify when the radio is sleeping bythe ‘ - - - ‘ indicators in the lower right of thedisplay).Quiet Mode: If ‘Quiet’ mode is selected, theTX6000 will remain ‘asleep’ on Quiet channelseven if they are busy unless your Selcall Identis received.Continuously monitoring a busy repeater channelin ‘Open’ mode will reduce the battery lifebecause incoming signals will keep the receiverawake and the squelch will stay open for longerperiods of time. This will draw much more powerfrom the battery pack. In addition, scanning25


several channels increases the chance of findinga signal thereby keeping the receiver awake andthe squelch open more often.If you are expecting to receive a Selcall on abusy channel, program that channel for ‘Quiet’operation and select the Quiet mode. TheTX6000 will then stay ‘asleep’ until your SelcallIdent is received.For more information on using the ‘Quiet’ mode,see ‘ADVANCED FEATURES’.Low Transmit Power Setting: The transmitterhas both High and Low power settings. If youare only operating over short distances, are in areasonably high location or are close to a localrepeater, try using the LOW transmit powersetting. This reduces the transmitter power from5 Watts to 1 Watt, effectively tripling the ‘talk’time available.Single Channel Operation: The TX6000 drawsmore power from the battery when scanningthan when monitoring a single channel. This isbecause it must wake more often to monitoreach channel for activity. You can squeeze thatextra bit of life from the battery by avoiding anyunnecessary scanning.HEADSET AND SPEAKER MICROPHONE OPTIONSThe TX6000 is fitted with sockets to allowconnection of the optional MC6000 speakermicrophone or HS6000 headset with boommicrophone. When plugged in, these devicesprovide full remote speaker, microphone andpush-to-talk facilities.To operate the external headset or speakermicrophone, simply plug it into the sockets onthe radio’s top panel. The internal speaker andbuilt-in microphone will be temporarily disabled.Use only the specified models. Other brands ofheadset or speaker microphone will providereduced performance or may not work at all.Alternatively, you may wish to connect an 8Ohm extension speaker to the speaker outputsocket.Enternal SpeakerSocketExternal MicrophoneSocket26


DEALER PROGRAMMABLE OPTIONSThe TX6000 is provided with a wide variety ofprogrammable functions. During thedevelopment of the TX6000, extensive researchwas conducted to identify specific userrequirements and shortfalls in current UHFtransceiver technology. The result is atransceiver that can be optioned to meet a widerange of applications and personal tastes.Many of these options can be selected directlyby using the TX6000’s controls. However, someoptions can only be set using an externalprogrammer.The following is a list of available optionsindicating which are user selectable and whichare dealer programmable. The initial factorysettings are also indicated. After the list aredescriptions of how to use those options whichare not factory defaults (operation of thefactory default options are already described inthis manual).FUNCTION FACTORY USER DEALERSETTING PROG. PROG.Channel MemoriesPre-programmed Open Scan (OS) Channels:Pre-programmed Group Scan (GS) Channels:Pre-programmed Priority Channel:Pre-programmed Duplex Channels:AllNoneCh 40Ch 1-8YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSelcall.Selcall Enabled/Disabled:Pre-programmed Receiver IDENT:Pre-programmed Selcall Memories (M1 - M4):Enable/Disable reception of Group Calls:Allow reception of Group Calls of up to 10 radios:Allow reception of Group Calls of up to 100 radios:Enable/Disable transmission of Group Calls:Allow transmission of group Calls to 10 radios:Allow transmission of group calls to 100 radios:Allow reception of full 5 digit appended Ident:Allow transmission of full 5 digit appended IdentEnabled1XXXXNoneEnabledEnabledDisabledEnabledEnabledDisabledEnabledDisabledYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesQuiet FunctionPre-programmed Quiet channels:Open receiver when Selcall received:Re-enter Quiet mode after 10 seconds if no response:NoneEnabledEnabledYesNoNoYesYesYesGroup Scan ModeEither - Enable Group Scan mode:Or - Enable Call Waiting mode:(Cannot have both enabled or disabled at the same time)EnabledDisabledNoNoYesYes27


USING THE DEALER PROGRAMMABLE OPTIONSUp to this point, this manual has only describedthe operation of the functions and featuresprogrammed into the TX6000 when it leaves thefactory. The alternative ‘Dealer ProgrammableFeatures’ described above were not included inthe main section of the manual to preventconfusion.If you decide to have your TX6000 reprogrammedto one of the dealer programmableoptions, you should refer to this section for adescription on how to use the new feature.GROUP SCAN MODE OPTIONSGroup Scan Mode (factory setting).This is the standard factory setting. A fulldescription of the factory default Group Scanmode is described on page 11 of this manual.Call Waiting Mode (dealer programmableoption)The ‘Call Waiting’ mode is a variation on theoriginal Group Scan mode. It allows you to scana group of channels and monitor the Prioritychannel. As with the standard ‘Group Scan’mode, the Priority channel is scanned afterevery second ‘group’ channel. If a signalappears on a ‘group’ channel, the receiver will‘lock’ onto it, and will remain there while thechannel is busy, AS LONG AS THERE ARE NOSIGNALS ON THE PRIORITY CHANNEL.During this time, the receiver will continue tocheck the priority channel for signals every 2seconds, resulting in a series of breaks in thereception of the locked channel. If no furthersignals are heard after 5 seconds, the radio willresume scanning.If a signal appears on the priority channel atthis time, the receiver will switch straight tothe priority channel and will give 3 shortbeeps to warn you that the channel you arelistening to has changed. It will then stay onthe Priority channel for as long as it remainsbusy. However, if no further signals are heardafter 5 seconds, the radio will resumescanning.If a signal appears on any channel (groupor Priority), and the receiver ‘locks’ onto it,you can talk on that channel.• If the ‘locked’ channel is the Prioritychannel, the scan function will pauseindefinitely and the radio will remain onthat channel. When you have finished withthe Priority channel, press the ∧ or ∨key to resume scanning.• If the ‘locked’ channel is a ‘group’ channel,transmitting on that channel enables the‘Call Waiting’ mode. You can nowcommunicate on the channel in the usualway and the receiver will continue to checkthe Priority channel for signals every 2seconds. If a signal appears on the Prioritychannel, the receiver will give you 3 shortbeeps to warn you that the Priority channelis now busy, but will not switch over.Instead it will remain on the ‘group’channel, giving you the option of stayingwhere you are or manually switching overto the Priority channel. During this time,the lower section of the display will flashas a visual reminder that the Prioritychannel is busy. If the Priority channelremains busy, the radio will repeat the 3beeps at 15 second intervals.Once you have finished your conversationon the ‘group’ channel, simply wait a fewseconds. Normal scanning will thenresume automatically.To switch to the Priority channel while inthe ‘Call Waiting’ mode, briefly press thePRI key. Scan will be cancelled.NOTE: If the PTT switch is pressed whilescanning, it will be ignored and a low beep willbe heard.APPENDING 4 OR 5 DIGIT IDENTS TO YOURSELCALL SIGNALWhen your TX6000 transmits a Selcall toanother TX6000, it attaches its own Ident to theend of the signal. This allows the other radio to∧28


display your Ident so they will know who it waswho called.The factory setting of the TX6000 is to attachthe last 4 digits of your 5 digit Selcall Ident tothe end of your Selcall signal. This is to ensure100% compatibility with the large quantity ofTX4000 radios currently in service that aredesigned to display only the last 4 digits of thecallers Ident. In the majority of cases, this isperfectly suitable because almost all radiostransmit and receive Selcall signals with thesame first tone.However, for those situations where you mayneed to talk to or receive Selcall signals fromradios with a variety of first tone values, theTX6000 can be programmed to append the full5 digits of your Selcall Ident to your Selcallsignal. Then, when your signal is received byanother TX6000 or a TX4200, your entire 5 digitIdent will appear on their display.Your TX6000 is able to identify whether theincoming appended Ident contains 4 or 5 digitsand will automatically display it in the correctsequence. If the Ident is a 4 digit type, the firstdigit will be replaced with a dash ‘-’.NOTE: If you intend to communicate withTX4000 radios using Selcall, it is recommendedthat you stick to using 4 digit appended Idents.This is because the TX4000 was not designedto expect more than 4 appended digits. If 5digits are sent, the TX4000 will simply decodethe first 4 digits and wrongly display them. Thelast digit will be lost.i.e. If your TX6000 appended your Ident as:12345a TX4000 would display it as:1234when it should have been displayed as:2345SENDING AND RECEIVING GROUP CALLSTO UP TO 100 RADIOSThe TX6000 is factory set to allow you to sendand receive Group Calls to up to 10 radios. Ifthere are more than 10 radios in your fleet andyou need to Group Call them, your dealer canreprogramme your radio to send and/or receiveGroup Calls to up to 100 radios. If required, yourdealer can also disable the Group Call functioncompletely or arrange to receive Group Callsbut not send them (or vice versa).Warning: Careless use of the Group Call optioncan cause interference to other radios who arenot in your group but whose Selcall Ident fallswithin your Group Call range.The TX6000 makes Group Calls to up to 100radios using the same method as for 10 radios(see “Group Calls” on page 22), except that youmust programme an ‘A’ into fourth digit positionof the Selcall Ident (instead of the fifth). Whenthis Group Call is received, the ‘A’ will substitutefor any digit in the fourth and fifth digit positions.ExampleTransmitting the Ident 12537 will onlyactivate the receiver which is programmedwith the Ident 12537However, transmitting 125A- will activate allreceivers with Idents 12500 through 12599 (atotal of 100 receivers).To make use of the group call function, yourTX6000 fleet should have Selcall Idents whichare in sequence.e.g.. 12500, 12501... 12502 etcIf the receivers in your TX6000's do not havesequential Selcall Idents and you need to makeuse of the group call function you can arrangefor you dealer to re-programme your TX6000's(see section on dealer programming options).If your radio has been programmed to let youmake Group Calls to up to 100 radios, you cancall them as follows:1. Briefly press the CALL key to enter the‘CALL TO’ mode. The last used Ident will be29


displayed and the last (fifth) digit will beflashing.2. Press DUP/A DUP/A . The first pressinserts an ‘A’ in the right hand digit position.The second press moves the ‘A’ one positionto the left and changes the right hand digit toa ‘-’.e.g. 1 2 5 A -4. You can now press and hold theCALL button to make the call.NOTE:You will not hear any acknowledgebeeps from radios you called in Group Callmode (otherwise they would all try to callback at once.SETTING THE WAY YOUR RADIORESPONDS TO A SELCALL WHEN IN THE‘QUIET’ MODE• Re-Enter the Quiet Mode after 10Seconds (default = Enabled): Normally, ifyour TX6000 is in the QUIET mode when itreceives it’s Selcall, it will temporarily leavethe QUIET mode to allow you to hear thecaller, and will beep urgently for 10 seconds.If you do not respond to the call, yourTX6000 will then automatically re-enter theQUIET mode after 10 seconds. In addition,the alarm beeps will be reset. This feature isdesigned to preserve battery power bypreventing an unattended radio from beingleft ‘Open’ with the Selcall alarm beeping.If you do respond to the call in time, theTX6000 will remain ‘Open’ until you manuallyre-select the QUIET mode.• Open the Receiver when a Selcall isreceived : This setting is normally enabled(the radio opens when a Selcall is received).If you change this setting to disabled, yourradio will NOT open at all when its SelcallIdent is received but will remain in the QUIETmode.The two options above can be used in anycombination to provide up to 4 types ofresponse as shown in the table below.DEALER PROGRAMMABLEMODEOpenReceiverwhen SelcallReceived.EnabledEnabledDisabledDisabledRe-enterQUIET modeafter 10secondsEnabledDisabledEnabledDisabledRESULTRadio’s Responseto a Selcall when inQuiet modeReceiver Opens onSelcall but re-entersQUIET mode andresets Alarm beepsafter 10 seconds ifno response.Receiver Opens onSelcall and staysOpen. Alarm Beepscontinuously.Receiver does NOTOpen on Selcall.Alarm beeps for 10seconds then resets.Receiver does NOTOpen on Selcall.Alarm beepscontinuously.If the above setting is Disabled your TX6000will permanently leave the QUIET modewhenever it’s Selcall is received and will beepurgently for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, theradio will continue to beep slowly to alert you tothe call, until manually reset. The TX6000 willremain ‘Open’ until you re-select the QUIETmode. This option uses much more batterypower than the default setting30


REPEATERSA repeater consists of a transmitter/receiversystem installed in a prominent location. Therepeater is designed to receive signals on adesignated channel and re-transmit them onanother channel.Repeaters are usually located on hills,mountains or tall buildings. The increasedelevation greatly improves the range of therepeater beyond that of normal base or mobileinstallations. This means that repeaters are ableto receive and re-transmit signals between UHFCB stations that would otherwise be out ofrange of each other.TX6000 is fitted with a Duplex button to allowyou to operate through repeaters.The Duplex function only operates on channels1 to 8. When Duplex is selected your TX6000receives on the selected channel (e.g. channel1) but automatically transmits 30 channelshigher (i.e. channel 31). The UHF CB repeaterthen receives your signal on channel 31 and retransmitit on channel 1 for others to hear.SIMPLEXREPEATEROPERATIONNormally, UHF transceivers transmit andreceive on the same channel (SIMPLEX).However, to communicate through repeaters,your transceiver must be able to transmit andreceive on different channels (DUPLEX). YourVEHICLECHANNEL 31CHANNEL 1REPEATER/TRANSLATORSTATIONCHANNEL 1CHANNEL 31VEHICLECHANNEL CHARTChNo.Frequencyin MHzSuggestedUsageChNo.Frequencyin MHzSuggestedUsage1234567891011121314151617181920476.425476.450476.475476.500476.525476.550476.575476.600476.625476.650476.675476.700476.725476.750476.775476.800476.825476.850476.875476.900Repeater Output (1)Repeater Output (2)Repeater Output (3)Repeater Output (4)Emergency Calling * (5)Repeater Output (6)Repeater Output (7)Repeater Output (8)SimplexSimplexGeneral CallingSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplex2122232425262728293031323334353637383940476.925476.950476.975477.000477.025477.050477.075477.100477.125477.150477.175477.200477.225477.250477.275477.300477.325477.350477.375477.400SimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexSimplexRepeater Input (1)Repeater Input (2)Repeater Input (3)Repeater Input (4)Repeater Input (5)Repeater Input (6)Repeater Input (7)Repeater Input (8)SimplexRoad Channel* Emergency calling in Simplex and Duplex modes.31


TROUBLE SHOOTINGBecause the TX6000 contains a wide variety offunctions, it is possible to become confusedwhen you are learning to operate the unit. If thishappens, you can simply reset each functionand start again.The TX6000 can’t be reset just by turning it offbecause it remembers all settings when you turnit back on.different problems you may encounter. Simplylocate the symptom you are experiencing andread across the table to identify the probablecause and the solution.If all else fails, press the channel Pri key. Thisresets most functions and takes you straight tothe Priority channel.The following chart should help identify theSYMPTOM CAUSE SOLUTIONContinuous hiss from speaker.Radio keeps Scanning and SCAN isdisplayed.Squelch is open.Radio is in the SCAN mode.Briefly press SQL key to closeSquelch.Briefly press the SCAN key tocancel Scan mode.Keypad does not work.symbol is displayed.Key Lockout function is set.Press and hold theto cancel Lockout.keyWill not make Selcalls. Call key onlygives low beep.Will not transmit. Push-to-talk switchgives low beep when pressed.Selcall feature has been disabled.SCAN is displayed. Radio is Scanning.SCAN is displayed. Radio is Scanning inOpen Scan mode.Switch radio off. Press andHOLD both and QUIETkeys while switching radio backon.Press SCAN key to cancelScan mode.Press SCAN key to cancelScan mode.Press OS/GS key to change toGroup Scan mode.QUIET is displayed. Radio is in Quietmode.Briefly press the QUIETcancel Quiet mode.key toCannot select DUPLEX mode.Duplex key gives low beep.CALL TO is displayed. Radio is in ‘CallTo’ mode.Radio is on a channel other thanchannels 1 to 8.Briefly press CALL key tocancel ‘Call To’ mode.Select a channel between 1 and8 - Duplex will not operate onother channels.Radio is Scanning.Press SCANScan mode.to cancel theSignal Strength shows ‘ - - - ‘.Radio is in Sleep Mode.Radio will wake up by itself whena signal is received or any key ispressed.32


SYMPTOM CAUSE SOLUTIONCannot select QUIET mode.Pressing QUIET gives a low beep.Selected channel is not programmedwith ‘Q’ for Quiet operation.Press and HOLD QUIET toprogramme ‘Q’ into that channel.Radio is Scanning.Press SCANScan mode.to cancel theWill not Scan. Pressing Scan givesa low beep.Selcall mode is Disabled.There are no Scan channels in theselected scan memory.Switch radio off. Press andHOLD both and QUIETkeys while switching radio backon.Program the Scan memory.Entering a channel numer gives alow beep and the radio returns tothe previous channel.An illegal channel number was entered.Enter a channel number between01 and 40.CARE AND MAINTENANCEYour TX6000 is a quality product and should betreated with care. The following suggestions willhelp keep your transceiver in good condition formany years.• Keep your TX6000 dry. Your transceiver isnot waterproof and will be damaged byexposure to water or other liquids.• Clean your TX6000 when necessary using asoft cloth lightly dampened with a mild soapand-watersolution. DO NOT use cleaningsolvents or strong detergents.• Store your TX6000 where it will NOT beexposed to excessive heat. Hightemperatures can damage batteries, shortenthe life of electronic components and warp ormelt certain plastics.• Do not drop the unit. Use the carry strapsupplied to support the TX6000 if it shouldslip from your grasp.There are no user serviceable parts inside. Ifyour TX6000 becomes damaged or is notworking correctly, return it to the nearestauthorised dealer or GME branch office in yourstate for repair.33


HS6 0OPTIONAL ACCESSORIESBCD6000 Desk Top Fast ChargerThe Optional BCD6000 Desk Top chargerprovides the following advantages over the plugpack trickle charger.• Fast charges a fully discharged battery packin around three hours, with or without theradio attached.• Automatically switches to trickle charge whenthe fast charge cycle is completed. Thebattery can be left on trickle chargeindefinitely without damage.• The built-in battery conditioner will safelyrecycle the battery by discharging it to itsminimum voltage, then fully recharging itagain.• LED indicators show fast charge, tricklecharge or battery conditioning status.BCV6000 Vehicle Trickle ChargerThe optional BCV6000 vehicle tricklecharger will allow you to charge yourTX6000’s battery pack in about 16hours from your vehicle’scigarette lighter socket. Thecharging lead plugs into thecharging socket on the bottomright of the battery pack andallows you to use theTX6000 while it ischarging.HS6000 Headset/Boom Microphoneand MC6000 Speaker MicrophoneThe optional HS6000 lightweight Headset withBoom microphone and the MC6000 SpeakerMicrophone each attach to the sockets on top ofthe radio to provide full remote speaker,microphone and push-to-talk facilities.PTTAE6000HG High GainAntennaThe optional portable high gainantenna will provide increasedrange over the standard antennasupplied with your TX6000.LC6000 Leather Carry CaseThe optional leather carry case will protect yourTX6000 from damage and general wear and tear.34


SPECIFICATIONSGENERALFrequency Range:Frequency Control:No. of Channels:Channel Spacing:Antenna Impedance:Antenna Connector:Voltage Range:Nominal BatteryVoltage:Temperature Range:Case Dimensions:Reverse PolarityProtection:Scan Rate:Selcall - Tone Set:- Tone Period:Options:TRANSMITTERRF Output Power@ 9.6 Volts:Frequency Stability:Modulation Mode:Frequency Response:Spurious Emissions:Maximum Deviation:Audio Signal toNoise:CurrentConsumption:476.425- 477.400 MHz.MicroprocessorControlledSynthesiser.40.25 kHz.50 Ohms nominal.TNC socket.8 to 12.4 Volts DC.9.6 Volts DC.-10° C to +60° C.60mm(W) x 145mm(H)x 35mm(D).Shunt Diode.100ms per channel (10channels / sec).CCIR compatible.40 ms.Scrambler.High = 5 Watts Max.Low = 1 Watt.Better than ±5 PPM.FM.+6dB per Octave300 Hz to 3 kHz.< -70dBc.< ± 5 kHz @ +20 dBLimiting.> 45 dB.1.8 Amp @ 5 Watts0.7 Amps @ 1 WattRECEIVERCircuit System:I.F. Frequencies:Frequency Stability:Sensitivity:Selectivity:Image Rejection:Spurious Rejection:Blocking:Intermodulation:FrequencyResponse:Audio Signal toNoise:Audio Output:Preset SquelchSetting:CurrentConsumption:Average Current inSleep Mode:Double conversionSuperheterodyne.1st 21.4 MHz.2nd 455 kHz.Better than ±5 PPM.-122 dBm for 12 dBSINAD.-6 dB @ ±7.5 kHz.-65 dB @ ±25 kHz.-60 dB.-70 dB.-90 dB.-68 dB.-6 dB per Octave deemphasis300 Hz - 3kHz.> 45 dB0.5 Watts @ < 10%distortion.Threshold: -122 dbm.Standby = 60 mA.Full volume < 180 mA.< 12 mA.Specifications are typical unlessotherwise indicated and may be subjectto change without notice or obligation35


WARRANTYGME ELECTROPHONE limit this warranty tothe original purchaser of the equipment.GME ELECTROPHONE warrant this product tobe free from defects in material andworkmanship for a period of twelve (12) monthsfrom the date of purchase from their authoriseddealer.Should the product require servicing during thisperiod, all labour and parts used to effectrepairs will be supplied free of charge. GMEELECTROPHONE reserve the right todetermine whether damage has beenoccasioned by accident, misuse or improperinstallation whereby the warranty would be void,including:Transceivers which have been damaged due to:(a) Incorrect or reverse polarity connection to abattery or power supply;(b) Connection to incorrect supply voltage.(c) Operation without an antenna or byconnection to an antenna which has beenincorrectly installed, resulting in damage tothe transceiver’s output transistors.(d) Effects of water or moisture penetration.(e) Non-factory modifications.Procedure to be followed by claimant: In theevent of a defect occurring during the twelve(12) month warranty period, the originalPurchaser may return the defective unit alongwith suitable proof of purchase date (i.e. receipt,docket, credit card slip etc.) and a fulldescription of the defect to the Dealer fromwhom the unit was purchased.All freight charges incurred for transportation bythe Dealer or GME ELECTROPHONE are thePurchaser’s responsibility.The Dealer will forward it to the closestauthorised GME ELECTROPHONE ServiceDepot in your particular State.*GME ELECTROPHONE AFTER SALES SERVICEYour ELECTROPHONE transceiver is especially designed for the environment encountered indomestic or mobile installations. The use of all solid state circuitry, careful design and rigoroustesting, result in high reliability. Should failure occur however, GME ELECTROPHONE maintain afully equipped service facility and spare parts stock to meet the customer’s requirements long afterexpiry of the warranty period.A Division ofSTANDARD COMMUNICATIONS PTY. LTD.Head Office: SYDNEY6 Frank Street,GLADESVILLE 2111(02) 9844 6666Fax : (02) 9844 6600MELBOURNE103 Woodlands Drive,BRAESIDE 3195(03) 9590 9333Fax : (03) 9590 9344*BRISBANEUnit 1, 89-101 Factory Rd.,OXLEY 4075(07) 3278 6444Fax : (07) 3278 6555Visit us on the Web at:www.gme.net.auADELAIDEUnit 1/4 West Thebarton Rd,THEBARTON 5031(08) 8234 2633Fax : (08) 8234 5138PERTHUnit 1, 10-12 Harvard Way,CANNING VALE 6155(08) 9455 5744Fax : (08) 9455 3110AUCKLANDP.O. Box 58446GREENMOUNT(09) 274 0955Fax : (09) 274 0959Part No. 310111Dwg No. 31216-436


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