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INNOVATIVE ELECTRONICSTX620080 CHANNELUHF HANDHELD CB RADIOI N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L


CONTENTSIntroduction .....................................3Important Information......................4Emergency & Telemetry channels......5Features............................................6Getting Started.................................7Basic Operation................................9Duplex Operation.............................9Adjusting the Receiver Volume ..........9Function Key......................................9Squelch.............................................9Selecting Channels.............................10Priority Channel.................................10Signal Strength Meter........................11Keylock Feature..................................11The HI/LO Power Key..........................11Transmitting.......................................11Receiving...........................................11Scanning.........................................12Overview.........................................12Scan Groups....................................12Selecting a Scan Group ...................12Programming Scan Channels............12To Start Scanning.............................13Scanning in the Open Scan Model....13Ending the Scan...............................13Using the Group Scan Mode............14Setting up the Group Scan...............14Scanning in the Group Scan mode....14Ending the Scan...............................15Using the Group Scan as a SecondOpen Scan.......................................15Selective Calling.............................15What is Selcall.................................15Selcall Ident Names.........................16The Quiet Mode...............................16Selcall Memories..............................16Entering, Storing and SendingSelcalls............................................16Call Acknowledge............................17Storing Selcall Idents........................17Recalling Selcall Idents from theMemory...........................................17Naming your Selcall Idents...............17Receiving Selcalls.............................18Quiet Mode.....................................19Scanning in the Quiet Mode.............20Group Calling..................................21CTCSS.............................................22Overview.........................................22Monitor Function.............................22Selecting the Required CTCSS Tone..23To activate the CTCSS Function ona Channel........................................2338/50 Tone Set................................24CTCSS Tone Frequency Chart............24Menu Functions..............................25Squelch Setting Menu Option...........25CTCSS Settings Menu Option...........26Signal Meter Display Menu Option...26Programming User Channels..........27Selecting the user channelFrequency Edit Step Size...................27Activating the Programming’ Mode..27Editing your Programmed ReceiveChannels.........................................28CTCSS.............................................28Maintaining your battery pack...... 27Low Battery Indicators.................... 27Battery Charging............................. 27Cycling your battery pack................ 27Battery Usage................................. 30Simplex/Duplex Range................... 31Specifications................................. 32Warranty........................................ 34GME After Sales Service................. 35PAGE 2 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


WARNINGThe TX6200 is a radio transmitting device.• When transmitting, keep the antenna more than 25 mm from any partof the head or body.• Do not transmit near electrical blasting equipment or inexplosive atmospheres.• Do not allow children to operate a radio transmitter unsupervised.The UHF Citizens Band Radio Service(CBRS) was set up to provide a simpleyet reliable form of radio communicationfor business, farming or private use. A CBradio license is not required.Your TX6200 operates in the UHF (UltraHigh Frequency) 477 MHz band andoffers a much higher grade service than26/27 MHz systems. In addition, by usingFM (frequency modulation) voice qualityis improved while electrical interferenceis virtually eliminated.The range of a UHF FM signal is usuallyconsidered ‘line-of-sight’, but this canbe greatly increased by the liberal useof repeaters. Repeaters are specialtransceivers (transmitter/receivers)installed in high locations. Their job is toINTRODUCTIONautomatically retransmit any signals theyreceive, thereby extending the range ofthe original signal. Generally the rangeof your UHF radio will vary accordingto your location and the height of yourantenna. UHF signals are easily blockedby hills or large buildings so you won’tget as much range in a valley or built-upcity areas as you will from a hill or inopen country. If you are having troublecontacting someone, try moving to anopen space or a higher location. Typicalportable range is around 3 to 5 kmdepending on the terrain. Moving to ahigher location could extend the rangeto 30 km or more. Once again, the useof repeaters can increase these rangesconsiderably (up to 100 km or so).TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 3


The ACMA has allocated channels 5/35for emergency use only. Channel 5 is theprimary Simplex Emergency Channel.Where a Channel 5 repeater is available,you should select Duplex on CH 5.EMERGENCY CHANNELSTELEMETRY CHANNELSNOTE: Channel 35 is the input channelfor the Channel 5 repeater thereforeChannel 35 should also not be usedfor anything other than emergencytransmissions Channels.ACMA regulations have allocatedchannels 22 and 23 for telemetryonly applications and have prohibitedthe transmission of speech on thesechannels. Consequently the TX3420 hasa transmit inhibit applied to channels 22and 23.In the event additional telemetry/telecommunication channels areapproved by the ACMA, these channelsshall be added to those currently listedwhere voice transmission is inhibited.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 5


FEATURES• Microprocessor ControlledFrequency Synthesiser: Allows userprogrammable control of scanning,selcall, CTCSS, channel memories, userselectable frequencies and selectedfeature options.• Permanent Memory: Retains all usersettings in non-volatile memory evenwhen the power source is removed.• Programmable Scan Function:Scans up to 40 UHF CB channelsand up to 20 user programmablefrequencies with both Group and OpenScan functions available.• In-Built CTCSS: User selectableContinuous Tone Coded SquelchSystem provides quiet channeloperation (can be enabled or disabledon individual channels).• In-Built Selcall: Selective Callingof individuals or groups with four orfive digit ANI and fully user adjustable5-tone transmitted Selcall Ident.Also allows alphanumeric namingof up to 10 Idents for easier calleridentification.• Individually ProgrammableDuplex Function: User selectableonly for those individual channels inyour area that have repeaters, leavingthe others free for use as extra simplexchannels.• Priority Channel: A userprogrammable priority channel featureallows your working or local repeaterchannel to be instantly recalled at thepress of a key.• 80 Channels: Now expanded to 80channels using the new narrowbandspecification.• High Contrast Liquid CrystalDisplay: Fully detailed LCD providesa visual indication of the selectedchannel and all selected functions ata glance. LED backlit for night viewingwith automatic timeout.• Quiet Mode: Selectable on individualchannels, the Quiet mode preventsincoming signals from being heard onselected channels unless preceded byyour Selcall code.• Feature Disabling: Features suchas Scanning, Squelch, Duplex, Priority,Channel Selection and CTCSS can bedisabled by your dealer to make theradio simpler to operate.• Digital Signal Strength Meter:Provides a numeric signal strengthindication in numbers from 0 to 9+.• Heavy Duty 7.2 Volt 1200 mAhNi-MH Battery Pack: Heavy Dutyrechargeable Ni-MH battery packsupplied as standard.• Advanced Power Saving Feature:Allows the TX6200 to ‘sleep’ duringperiods of inactivity to conservebattery power.• Designed and manufacturedin Australia: Using the very latestin ultra miniature Surface Mounttechnology and reflow solderingtechniques for unsurpassed qualityand reliability.PAGE 6 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


GETTING STARTEDYour TX6200 is supplied with a 7.2 Volt1200 mAh Ni-MH rechargeablebattery pack.When the battery is new, it must be fullycharged before being used for thefirst time.If left unused your TX6200’s battery packwill discharge itself within a few months.If you have not used your TX6200 forsome time, you will need to recharge thebattery pack before use.The battery pack is a sealed unit. Thereare no user serviceable parts inside.WARNING: Use only GME approvedbattery packs and chargers. The use of othertypes may be dangerous and will void thewarranty.1. Slide Upwards 2. Lift OffPRESSPRESSTo Remove Battery PackTo Refit Battery PackTX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 7


Removing the battery packThe battery pack is a self contained unitwhich can be removed from the radioas follows:1. Hold the radio face down in one hand.2. With the thumb of one hand, push thelocking tab upwards towards the topof the radio while swinging the tophalf of the battery pack away from theradio with the other hand.3. Once clear of the locking tab, liftthe battery upwards away from theradio. The base of the battery pack isretained in a slot in the metal frameat the base of the radio.Re-fitting the battery pack1. Carefully position the tongue in thebase of the battery pack into the slotin the metal frame at the base ofthe radio.2. Swing the top half of the battery packinto place against the radio.3. Using both thumbs (one each side ofthe belt clip) press the top half of thebattery firmly onto the radio until thelocking tab clicks downward lockingthe battery pack into place.Charging the battery packYour TX6200 is supplied with a BCD001rapid charger and a PS001 AC adaptor.The rapid charger will recharge thebattery pack in around 1 hour.To charge the battery:1. Plug the PS001 AC adaptor into astandard 240 Volt outlet2. Plug the lead from the PS001 intothe charging socket on the rear of theBCD001 radio charger.For further information on charging yourbattery and tips on conserving batterypower, see section on ‘Maintaining YourBattery Pack’ on page 29.DO NOT CONNECT YOURVEHICLE’S BATTERY (13.8 VOLTS) DIRECTLY TO THE CHARGINGSOCKET AS DAMAGE TO THE RADIO AND BATTERY PACK WILLRESULT WHICH WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.PAGE 8 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONSBASIC OPERATIONVolume ControlPush-To-Talk KeyMonitor keyChannel UP KeyChannel DOWN KeyFUNCTION KeyCall KeyF - KeyLockQuiet KeyF - Hi/Lo Power KeyAntennaSpeakerMicrophoneExternal Speaker/Mic ConnectionLiquid Crystal DisplayPriority KeyF - Duplex KeyScan KeyF - Open/Group Scan KeyBattery Charging SocketDUPLEX OPERATIONRotate the volume control clockwise pastthe ‘click’ to turn the TX6200 on. Rotatethe control fully counter clockwise pastthe click to turn the radio off.ADJUSTING THE RECEIVERVOLUMEWhile receiving a signal, rotate thevolume control to achieve a comfortablelistening level.If there are no signals present, press theMonitor key briefly to open the squelch,then adjust the volume while listening tothe receiver’s background noise. Whenfinished, briefly press the Monitor keyagain to return the receiver to thequiet state.NOTE: The minimum setting of the volumecontrol has been factory preset so that,even with the volume turned right down,you can still safely listen to an incomingsignal with your ear against the speaker(telephone style).FUNCTION KEYThe F (Function) key is used to access thefunctions marked in Red on the four keysbelow the LCD. To select a function, brieflypress the F key (‘F’ will be displayed) thenpress the key labelled with the requiredfunction. If no key is selected within10 seconds, the radio will return tonormal operation.SQUELCHThe Squelch is used to eliminate anyannoying background noise when thereare no signals present. The TX6200features a preset Squelch system. TheSquelch level has been preset to provideoptimum performance in most situations.The Squelch can be opened or closedwith the Monitor key. When the Squelchis open the receiver’s background noisecan be heard, the BUSY Icon is displayedand the Indicator LED glows GREEN.When the Squelch is closed, the radioremains quiet when there are no signalspresent but any incoming signals willoverride the Squelch and be heard inthe speaker.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 9


To open the Squelch, briefly press theMonitor key. A low beep will be heard. Ifthere are no signals present you will hearthe receiver’s background noise.To close the Squelch, briefly press theMonitor key again. A high beep will beheard and the receiver will become quiet.NOTE: If an incoming signal is very weakand is close to the minimum Squelch level,it may become broken or ‘chopped’ by theSquelch action. To prevent this, simply openthe Squelch using the Monitor key to allowthe signal to be heard clearly. Alternatively,if this is a regular occurrence, you can adjustthe preset Squelch sensitivity as describedunder ‘Menu Functions’ later in this manual.SELECTING CHANNELSTo change channels, briefly press thekey to step up one channel or thekey to step down one channel. Holdingeither or will cause the radio to stepthrough the channels automatically at afaster rate.Duplex switchDuplex operation allows the TX6200 totransmit on a different frequency to thatwhich it receives. This allows operationthrough any repeater stations in yourarea. Repeaters automatically re-transmityour signal over a wider area, providinggreatly increased range.The Duplex function operates only onchannels 1 – 8 or 41 – 48. When Duplexis selected on one of these channels, theTX6200 receives on that channel butactually transmits 30 channels higher.See the table below.e.g. The TX6200 allows you to selectduplex operation on individual channels.This is particularly useful in country areaswhere there may only be one or tworepeaters. The unused repeater channelscan then be used for normal simplex ordirect radio-to-radio communications.To select Duplex on individualchannels1. Select the required channel 1 – 8or 41 – 48.2. Briefly press the F key followedimmediately by the DUP key.‘DUP’ will appear on the displayaccompanied by a high beep.To remove Duplex from a channel1. Select the required channel 1 – 8or 41 – 48. ‘DUP’ will be visible onthe display.2. Briefly press the F key followedimmediately by the DUP key. ‘DUP’will disappear from the displayaccompanied by a low beep.PRIORITY CHANNELThe Priority channel feature allows you tostore one of the 80 CB or ‘receive-only’channels in the TX6200 as a prioritychannel that can be instantly recalled atthe press of a key. This can be used toprovide instant access to your workingchannel, your local repeater channel oryour favourite ‘receive-only’ channel.To store the Priority channel:1. Select the required channel.2. Press and hold the PRI key. Thechannel number will flash for amoment then a high beep will beheard as the selected channel is stored.To recall the Priority channel:1. Briefly press the PRI key. The TX6200will immediately switch to the Prioritychannel accompanied by a high beep.Channel Selected 1 2 3 4 5* 6 7 8 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48Receive Channel 1 2 3 4 5* 6 7 8 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48Transmit Channel 31 32 33 34 35* 36 37 38 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78PAGE 10 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


To change the transmitter output powersetting:SIGNAL STRENGTH METERThe TX6200 has a digital signal strengthmeter that is displayed on the LCD. Whenin the normal receive mode (scan notselected) the received signal strength isdisplayed as numbers from 0 to 9+(with 9+ being the strongest) on thelower right of the display.KEYLOCK FEATUREThe key locks the keys to preventunintentional key presses from alteringyour TX6200‘s settings. While the keysare locked, only the Push-To-Talk switch,on/off Volume control, Keylock key andMonitor key will continue to function.To lock the keys, briefly press the F keythen press and hold the key until ahigh beep is heard. The symbol willappear on the display.To unlock the keys and restore them tonormal operation, briefly press the F keythen press and hold the key until alow beep is heard. The symbol willdisappear from the display.THE HI/LO POWER KEYSignal MeterThe HI/LO power key is used to changethe output power of the transmitter fromits maximum level of 5 Watts down to 1Watt. There are a number of reasons whyyou might want to use low transmitterpower, but the main reason wouldprobably be to conserve battery power.If you need to get the maximum usebetween charges and you spend a fairproportion of the time transmitting onthe radio, then selecting low power canincrease battery life quite dramatically.Obviously, you must also be in closeproximity to the other radios or thenearby repeater otherwise your lowerpowered signal may not get through.Briefly press the F key followed by theHI/LO key. A high beep will indicate Highpower mode is selected. A Low beepaccompanied by ‘LO’ on the displayindicates Low power is set.TRANSMITTINGBefore transmitting, check to see if thechannel is already in use (‘BUSY’ willbe displayed and the LED on the top ofthe radio will be green). If the channelis busy, you should wait until it is clearbefore transmitting.To transmit, press the Push-To-Talk(PTT) switch on the left-hand side of theradio. Hold the radio about 5 – 8 cmsfrom your face with the antenna verticaland speak into the built-in microphonelocated just below the speaker. Whentalking, speak at a normal voice level.The microphone is quite sensitive so it isnot necessary to raise your voice or shout.RECEIVINGNOTE: Your radio may be programmedwith options that could affect the way yourradio behaves when it receives a call fromanother radio.Normal receptionYour radio will normally be muted(squelched) so that it is quiet when thereare no signals. When a transmission isreceived, the radio will automaticallyunmute itself to allow you to hear the call.The BUSY IndicatorWhenever the channel is active, theBUSY indicator will appear on the displayand the green LED on the top of theradio will light. However, depending onthe muting options selected on yourradio, you may not always hear anysound from the speaker. This can happenwhen others are sharing the channel buttheir calls are not meant for you. For thisreason it is important that you visuallycheck that the channel is not busy beforemaking a call to ensure you do notaccidentally talk over someone else.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 11


SCANNINGOVERVIEWThe TX6200 is provided with a SCANfunction to allow groups of userprogrammable channels to be scannedfor signals. Channels can be scanned atup to 25 channels per second. When asignal is found, scanning will pause onthat channel to allow the signal to beheard, then resume scanning when thechannel is clear again.SCAN GROUPSThe TX6200 features two scan groups -Open Scan and Group Scan.Open Scan allows any of the channelsto be scanned for activity in an ascendingsequence (i.e. from the lowest channelto the highest). If a busy channel isfound, scanning will pause to allow thesignal to be heard. Once the channel hasbeen clear for 5 seconds, scanning willresume automatically.SELECTING A SCAN GROUPThe current scan group is shown on thedisplay as ‘OS’ for Open Scan or ‘GS’ forGroup Scan.To change the selected scan group,briefly press the F key followedimmediately by the OS/GS key. A beepwill be heard and the display willchange to reflect the scan groupyou have selected.Open Scan Selected1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8Example: Scanning channels 1 – 8in open scanGroup Scan also allows any of thechannels to be scanned for activity inan ascending sequence, but in addition,it also inserts your Priority channel intothe scan sequence. This means thatyour Priority channel will be monitoredregularly while scanning to ensure thatno calls are missed. Any signals receivedon your Priority channel will have priorityover any signals received on theother channels.1- 2 - 3 - 4 - 20 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 20Example: Scanning channels 1 – 8with Priority Channel 20 inGroup ScanPROGRAMMING SCANCHANNELSGroup Scan SelectedYour TX6200 is supplied with all 80 UHFCB channels programmed into the OpenScan memory. Any channels not neededcan be removed if required.The Group Scan memory is emptyby default and you will need to addchannels to it before use.To add or remove channels from eitherscan memory:1. Check that the radio is not alreadyscanning. If it is, briefly press theSCAN key to cancel the scan function.2. Select the required scan groupby pressing the F key followedPAGE 12 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


immediately by the OS/GS key. Abeep will be heard and the displaywill change to reflect the scan groupyou have selected.3. Select the required channel bypressing the or channelselector keys.• If ‘M’ is visible to the right of thechannel number, the selected channelis already in the scan memory. It canbe removed by holding the SCANkey in for a few seconds until a lowbeep is heard. ‘M’ will then disappearindicating the channel is no longerin memory.• If ‘M’ is not visible, then the selectedchannel is not in the memory. To addit, hold the SCAN key in for a fewseconds until a high beep is heard.‘M’ will now appear.4. Repeat step 3 to add or remove otherchannels in the scan memory.TO START SCANNINGTo scan in the selected scan mode, brieflypress the SCAN key. A high beep will beheard, ‘SCAN’ will appear in the displayand the radio will begin scanning.NOTE: If there is only one channelprogrammed into the Open Scan memory ornone in the Group Scan memory, a long lowbeep will be heard when you press the SCANkey and the command will be ignored.TIP: Even though the TX6200 scans at upto 25 channels per second, the display willappear to be scanning at a slower rate. Thisis normal. The display is only simulatingthe effect of scanning since the display ofindividual channel numbers at the actualscanning speed would blurr together andbecome unreadable.SCANNING IN THE OPEN SCANMODE• If a busy channel is found, scanningwill pause on that channel to allowthe signal to be heard and will remainthere for as long as the channelremains busy. Once the channel hasbeen clear for 5 seconds, scanning willresume automatically.• If your radio pauses on a busy channeland you don’t wish to listen to thatconversation, briefly press the orchannel selector key. The radio willskip over that channel and resumescanning from the next channel inthe sequence.• If your radio is paused on a busychannel and you wish to remain there,briefly press the SCAN key. The radiowill exit the Scan mode and remain onthe busy channel.• To transmit while paused on a busychannel, simply press the Push-To-Talk (PTT) switch. The SCAN modewill be put on hold and the radio willstay on that channel. You can nowconverse on that channel in the usualway. When you have finished yourconversation, briefly press theor channel selector key toresume scanning.• If your radio is scanning and you needto use your Priority channel (for anurgent call or an emergency), brieflypress the PRI key. The Scan mode willbe cancelled and the radio will jumpstraight to the Priority channel.NOTE: In the Open Scan mode your TX6200will not allow you to transmit while it isscanning. If the PTT switch is pressed whilescanning, the radio will give a low beep andwill ignore the command. Your radio will onlytransmit while it is paused on a busy channel.ENDING THE SCANTo stop scanning, briefly press theSCAN key. A low beep will be heard and‘SCAN’ will disappear from the display.As long as the radio was not on a busychannel, it will return to the last channelyou selected, otherwise it will stay on thebusy channel.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 13


USING THE GROUP SCAN MODEGroup Scan allows you to transmitand receive normally on your priority(working) channel, but between breaksin the conversation, the TX6200 will scanand listen to several other channels. Thereceiver will continue to scan the otherchannels ONLY WHILE THERE ARE NOSIGNALS ON THE PRIORITY CHANNEL.If a signal appears on the prioritychannel it will override any signals beingreceived on any of the other channels. Inaddition, if you press the Push-To-Talkswitch at any time, the radio will transmiton the priority channel in the usual way.SETTING UP THE GROUP SCANTo setup your radio for Group Scan:1. Select the Group Scan modeby pressing the F key followedimmediately by the OS/GS key. ‘GS’is displayed.2. Program your Priority channel memorywith your preferred working channel.3. Program the required ‘other’ channelsinto your Group Scan memory.SCANNING IN THE GROUPSCAN MODETo scan in the Group Scan mode, brieflypress the SCAN key. A high beep will beheard, ‘SCAN’ will appear in the displayand the radio will begin scanning.NOTE: If there are no channels programmedin the Group Scan memory when you pressthe SCAN key, a low beep will be heard andthe command will be ignored.When scanning, the TX6200 scans all thechannels programmed into the GroupScan memory, with the priority channelbeing scanned after every fourth channel(dealer programmable option, if yourequire different timing for your prioritychannel, please contact your dealer).• If your radio pauses on a busy channeland you don’t wish to listen to thatconversation, briefly press the orchannel selector key. The radio willskip over that channel and resumescanning from the next channel inthe sequence.• If a signal is heard on a scannedchannel, scanning will pause on thatchannel and remain there for as longas the channel is busy, and for 5seconds after the channel has cleared,as long as there are no signals onthe priority channel. During this timethe receiver will continue to checkthe priority channel for signals every2 seconds, resulting in a series ofsmall ‘breaks’ in the reception of the‘paused’ channel. If no signals areheard after 5 seconds, the radio willresume scanning.• If a signal appears on the prioritychannel at any time (even whenpaused on a scan channel) thereceiver will switch straight to thepriority channel and will stay therefor as long as the channel is busy.During this time you can transmit onthe priority channel in the usual way.Once there has been no activity onthe priority channel for 5 seconds, theradio will resume scanning theother channels.• To transmit on a non-priority channel,exit the scan mode, select the requiredchannel then talk in the usual way. Toresume scanning press the SCAN key.• To transmit on the priority (working)channel AT ANY TIME, simply press thePush-To-Talk switch while the radio isscanning. The radio will switch straightto the priority channel. When youhave finished your conversation andthere has been no further activity onthe priority channel for 5 seconds, theradio will resume scanning the otherchannels.• To go directly to the Priority channel,briefly press the PRI key. The radio willexit the Scan mode.PAGE 14 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


ENDING THE SCANTo cancel the Group Scan mode, brieflypress the SCAN key. A low beep will beheard and ‘SCAN’ will disappear fromthe display. The radio will return to thepriority channel.USING THE GROUP SCANAS A SECOND OPEN SCANThere may be applications where youhave no need for the priority channeland would prefer to have two Open Scanmodes with separate channel groups ineach. This would allow you to scan eitherchannel group without the interruptioncaused by monitoring a priority channel.Your TX6200 can be Dealer programmedto convert the Group Scan function intoa second Open Scan mode. If you wouldprefer this feature over the presentGroup Scan option you should contactyour GME Dealer to arrange for thisfeature to be enabled.When the second Open Scan modeis enabled, the original Open Scanmode becomes Scan 1 while the newadditional Open Scan mode becomesScan 2. To select the required scanmode briefly press the F key immediatelyfollowed by the OS/GS key. ‘OS’ isdisplayed for Scan 1 and ‘GS’ for Scan 2.The two Open Scan modes are identicalin operation. To program and operateeach Open Scan mode refer to thesection earlier on ’Open Scan.’NOTE: Enabling or disabling the secondOpen Scan mode is not a user selectableoption. Once enabled by your Dealer, theadditional Open Scan mode becomes apermanent part of the TX6200’s features andreplaces the standard Group Scan function. Ifyou find later that you need the Group Scanfunction re-enabled, you will need to returnyour TX6200 to your Dealer.WHAT IS SELCALLYour TX6200 has a Selective Calling(Selcall) system that operates like atelephone. Your radio is pre-programmedwith its own unique Selcall Identificationnumber. If this number is called byanother radio, your TX6200 will beep toalert you.If you do not want to hear any otheractivity while waiting on a channel, youcan push the QUIET key. The radio willthen remain quiet to all incoming signalsSELECTIVE CALLINGuntil your Selcall number is called.The TX6200 will allow you to store upto ten of your most frequently callednumbers in memory and each numbercan be labelled with a 5-letter name foreasy identification.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 15


Selcall Identification number(IDENT)Your TX6200 is factory programmedwith its own unique Selcall IdentificationNumber (Ident). This number identifiesyour radio from others in your area. Youwill need to make your Ident known toanyone who may need to call you withSelcall. Whenever your TX6200 hears aSelcall signal, it compares the incomingIdent with its own. If the two Identsmatch, the radio knows it is being calledand sounds an alarm to alert you tothe call.The Selcall Ident of your radio isdisplayed on the bottom right of the LCDfor a few seconds when you first turnyour radio on.NOTE: Although your radio’s Selcall Identis pre-programmed at the factory, you canarrange to have your Dealer change it ifrequired.SELCALL IDENT NAMESThe TX6200 allows you to add a 5character name to all 10 Selcall Identsstored in memory. The name can then bestored in memory with the Ident makingit easier to identify whose Ident you arerecalling from the memory. In addition, ifan incoming Selcall matches one of theIdents stored in the memory, its namecan be displayed to make it easier foryou to identify the caller.THE QUIET MODE (Q)Your TX6200 can be set to listen on abusy channel but not allow any soundto be heard UNLESS it receives its ownSelcall Ident. In this way, your radiocan monitor a busy channel withoutdisturbing you, but still let you knowwhen you are being called.When a signal containing your SelcallIdent is received, the QUIET mode isdeactivated and an alarm sounds to alertyou to the call. You can then conversenormally on the channel.NOTE: The QUIET mode overrides thenormal Squelch system to ensure that theradio remains quiet even when the channelis busy. When QUIET is set, you may see the‘BUSY’ icon and signal strengths appear onthe display indicating the channel is beingused. However, unless someone transmitsyour Selcall Ident, nothing will be heard inthe speaker.The QUIET mode can be set to work onspecific channels i.e. some channels canbe set to remain Quiet while others canremain Open to all incoming signals.TIP: Setting the QUIET mode is notmandatory. You can still use Selcall on anychannel whether the QUIET mode is set ornot.SELCALL MEMORIESYour TX6200 is fitted with 10 SelcallIdent memories which can be used tostore frequently used Selcall Idents. Thereis also an additional ‘CALL’ memorywhich holds the Ident you last sent orreceived. The memories can be viewedby briefly pressing the call key. The initialmemory displayed is the ‘CALL’ memory.Pressing the or channel selectionkeys will step through the other 10Selcall storage memories in sequence.ENTERING, STORING ANDSENDING SELCALLSEnter and send a SelcallUse the following procedure to enter andsend a Selcall.1. Press the CALL key. ‘CALL TO’ isdisplayed, along with the last sent orreceived Selcall Ident.‘CALL TO’ modeselectedlast sent orreceived selcall IdentPAGE 16 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


NOTE: Before continuing, ensure the radio isin the Ident mode. Idents cannot be entered ifthe radio is in Alpha mode. To toggle betweenAlpha mode and Ident mode, briefly pressthe Monitor key. A high beep indicates Alphamode is selected while a low beep means theIdent mode is selected.2. Enter the required Selcall Identas follows:(a) Briefly press the F key. The righthanddigit of the Selcall Ident willflash.(b) Press the or channel keys toselect the required number in theflashing digit position.(c) Briefly press the F key again toselect the next digit position.(d) Repeat steps (b) and (c) to enterall 5 digits as required.3. Now press and hold the CALL key tosend the Ident.CALL ACKNOWLEDGEIf your Selcall transmission is successful,the radio you called should respond witha ’call acknowledge‘ signal – usually twoquick beeps. This will confirm to you thatthe radio you called is now alerting itsuser to your signal.STORING SELCALL IDENTSYour TX6200 is fitted with 10 userprogrammable Selcall Ident memories,allowing you to store up to 10 frequentlyused Selcall Idents. The memories areaccessed by pressing the CALL key thenpressing the or channel keys. Identmemories are labelled c0 to c9.To Store a Selcall Ident in memory1. Press the CALL key to select the ‘CALLTO‘ mode. ‘CALL TO’ is displayedalong with the last sent or receivedSelcall Ident.2. Press the or channel keys toselect the Ident memory that you wishto programme (locations c0 to c9).TIP: If the radio displays letters instead ofnumbers in the Selcall Ident position, yourradio is in ALPHA mode. To switch back toIdent mode, briefly press the Monitor key. Alow beep should be heard indicating Identmode is now selected.3. With the required memory locationdisplayed, enter the Selcall ident asfollows:(a) Briefly press the F key. The righthanddigit of the Selcall Ident willflash.(b) Press the or channel key toselect the required number in theflashing digit position.(c) Briefly press the F key again toselect the next digit position.(d) Repeat steps (b) and (c) to enterall 5 digits as required.(e) Now press and hold the F key. Theentire Ident will flash for a fewseconds then the radio will beepas the new Ident is stored.RECALLING SELCALL IDENTSFROM THE MEMORY1. Press the CALL key to select the ‘CALLTO’ mode. ‘CALL TO’ is displayedalong with the last sent or receivedSelcall Ident.2. Press the or channel keys toselect the Ident memory that you wishto recall (locations c0 to c9).3. When the required Selcall memory isdisplayed, press and hold the CALLkey to send the Ident.NAMING YOUR SELCALLIDENTSThe TX6200 allows you to name eachSelcall Ident using a 5 character ALPHAname. The name is stored in memoryalong with the Ident making it easier toidentify whose Ident you are recallingfrom the memory. If an incoming Selcallmatches one of those in your radio’sTX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 17


memory, the name can be displayedinstead of the Selcall Ident.Displaying ALPHA namesTo display the Selcall’s ALPHA Name,you must have the radio’s ALPHA displaymode selected. To toggle the ALPHAdisplay mode, briefly press the Call keyto enter the ‘Call To’ mode, then brieflypress the Monitor key. A high beepindicates Alpha mode is selected whilea low beep means the Ident mode isselected. To exit the ‘Call To’ mode,briefly press the Call key again, or simplywait until it times out.TIP: The normal channel display will give noindication of which display mode is selected.Only when displaying Idents will it becomeobvious which mode is presently selected.Alpha nameEntering and storing a Selcall nameNOTE: Before adding an ALPHA Nameto a Selcall Ident, you should firststore the required Ident in memoryas described above under ‘STORINGSELCALL IDENTS’ on page 15.1. Briefly press the CALL key. The ‘CALLTO’ mode will be selected and thelast-sent Selcall memory location willbe displayed.2. Press the Monitor key to select theALPHA mode. A high beep indicatesALPHA mode is selected. If you hear alow beep, briefly press Monitor again.3. Press the or channel keys toselect the Selcall memory that youwish to programme (locations c0to c9). If no ALPHA name has beenprogrammed for that memory theradio will probably display - - - - -otherwise it will display the ALPHAname last programmed into thatmemory.4. With the required memory locationdisplayed, enter the required ALPHAname as follows:(a) Briefly press the F key. The lefthandcharacter of the ALPHA namewill flash.(b) Briefly press the channel orkeys to change the letter in theflashing character position.The following characters are available:0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E FG H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W X Y Z SPACE -TIP: Holding the or key for a fewseconds will cause the radio to step quicklythrough the available characters.(c) Briefly press the F key again toselect the next character position.(d) Repeat steps (b) and (c) toprogram all 5 charactersas required.5. Now press and hold the F key. TheALPHA name will flash for a fewseconds, then the radio will beep asthe name is stored.Repeat the procedure to add ALPHAnames to any other Selcall Idents storedin memory.To exit the ‘CALL TO’ mode, briefly pressthe CALL key. The radio will return tonormal operation.NOTE: The radio can be left in the ALPHAdisplay mode so that an incoming Selcallmatching one of those in the radio’s memorywill display the name associated with thatSelcall Ident instead of the Ident itself. Anyincoming Selcall’s not matching those inthe memory will display just the Ident in theusual way.RECEIVING SELCALLSWhen your TX6200 receives its own Selcallnumber, it will beep to alert you to the call.In addition, it will cancel the QUIET modePAGE 18 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


(if selected) and display the Ident or ALPHAname of the caller.Displaying the Callers Ident or nameWhenever your TX6200 receives its ownSelcall Ident, the words ‘CALL FROM’ willappear on the display along with the callersSelcall Ident or ALPHA name to inform youof the identity of the person calling. Toswitch between the Selcall Ident and theALPHA name briefly press the CALL keyto enter the ‘Call To’ mode, then press theMonitor key to toggle between Ident andALPHA modes.The Selcall alertWhen your TX6200 receives its SelcallIdent, an alarm will sound in the speakerto alert you to the call. Initially the alarmwill beep urgently at 2 beeps per secondfor around 10 seconds. The alarm will thenstop, however the radio will remain in the‘Call From’ mode with the callers Identor Alpha name displayed.Cancelling the Selcall alertPressing just about any key on theTX6200 will cancel the Selcall Alarm.However, the following are therecommended methods.• If you want to Cancel the Alarm andlisten on the channel:Briefly press the QUIET key. The alarmwill stop beeping and the channel willremain open to any incoming signals.• If you want to Cancel the Alarmand talk on the channel:Press the PTT switch and talk inthe usual way. The alarm will becancelled and the channel will beopen for normal communication.• If you want to immediately returnthe call:Press and hold the CALL key for afew seconds until the radio beeps.The ‘callers’ Selcall will be returnedto the caller.Call acknowledge signalWhen your TX6200 receives its ownSelcall Ident, it automatically respondsby transmitting an ‘acknowledge’ signalback to the caller. This informs the callerthat their Selcall transmission has beensuccessful and that your radio is alertingyou to their call. The ‘acknowledge’signal is heard at the caller’s end as twoquick beeps.QUIET MODEThe QUIET mode mutes the TX6200’sreceiver to prevent any incoming signalsfrom being heard in the speaker until yourSelcall Ident is received. In this way youcan monitor a busy channel for personalcalls without being disturbed byunwanted signals.If your Selcall Ident is received, the QUIETmode is then cancelled and all incomingsignals are heard in the speaker.Setting up the quiet modeTo setup the QUIET mode you must first‘tag’ the channels that you want to stayQuiet, then activate the QUIET mode.Once the QUIET mode is activated, thechannels you have tagged will remainQuiet to all incoming signals unless yourSelcall Ident is received. Channels nottagged will remain open to all signalsand will operate normally.To tag individual channelsfor QUIET operation1. Select the required channel using theor Channel keys.2. Press and HOLD the QUIET key untila high beep is heard. ‘Q’ will appearto the right of the channel displayindicating the selected channel is nowtagged for Quiet operation.To remove the QUIET Tag fromIndividual Channels:1. Select a channel that has been taggedfor Quiet operation. ‘Q’ will be displayed.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 19


2. Now press and hold the QUIET keyuntil a low beep is heard. ‘Q’ willdisappear indicating this channel is nolonger tagged for Quiet operation.To activate the QUIET mode1. First, select a channel that has beentagged for Quiet operation (youcannot activate the Quiet mode unlessyou have selected a ‘tagged’ channel).‘Q’ will be displayed2. Now briefly press the QUIET key.‘QUIET’ will appear on the display.Now all channels tagged for Quietoperation will be operating in theQuiet Mode.Channeltaggedfor QuietoperationTo de-activate the QUIET mode1. Select any channel that has beentagged for Quiet operation. ‘Q’ and‘QUIET’ will be displayed.2. Briefly press the QUIET key. ‘QUIET’will disappear from the display and allchannels tagged for Quiet operationwill now operate normally again.Receiving signals in the QUIETmodeQuiet modeactivated• If a normal signal is received on aQUIET channel, the channel willappear busy (the ‘BUSY’ indicatorwill be visible) but no sound will beheard from the speaker. This meansyou will not be disturbed by the signal.• If a normal signal is received on anOpen channel (one that is not taggedwith ‘Q’) the signal will be heard inthe usual way.• If a signal containing your SelcallIdent is received on any channel -Open or QUIET – the QUIET modewill be cancelled and the alarmwill beep to alert you to the call. Inaddition, the callers Ident or ALPHAname will be displayed.All channels will now be open fornormal transmission and reception.SCANNING IN THE QUIET MODEThe TX6200 will allow you to scan whilethe QUIET mode is active. Using thisfeature you can monitor a group of Quietchannels or a combination of Quiet andOpen channels.To scan in the QUIET mode1. Briefly press the F key followedimmediately by the OS/GS key toselect the required Scan group.2. Select the channels you wish to scanand store them in the Scan memory.3. From those channels, select the onesyou wish to remain Quiet and tag eachone for QUIET operation.4. Press the SCAN key. The radio willbegin scanning and ‘SCAN’ willbe displayed.5. Now, briefly press the QUIET keyto activate the QUIET Mode. Theradio will then be scanning in theQUIET mode.Receiving signals while scanning inthe QUIET mode• If a normal signal is received on anopen channel, scanning will pausewhile the channel is busy and willresume scanning 5 seconds after thechannel becomes clear. (If you werescanning in Group Scan mode, theradio may switch between the openchannel and the Priority channel -this is normal).• If a normal signal is received on aQuiet channel but your Selcall Identis not detected, the signal will beignored and scanning will continue.PAGE 20 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


• If a signal containing your Selcall Identis received on any channel – Openor Quiet – both scanning and QUIETmodes will be cancelled and thereceiver will stay on that channel.In addition, the alarm will beep toalert you to the call and the callersIdent or ALPHA Name will bedisplayed. The channel will now beopen for normal transmissionand reception.TIP: To ensure reliable Selcall detectionwhen scanning in the Open Scan mode, it isrecommended that you restrict the number ofchannels in the Scan group to 10 or less.GROUP CALLINGThe TX6200’s Selcall system includes aGroup Call function which allows you tocall up to 10 radios simultaneously. Thiscan be useful in an emergency situationwhere you may need to transmit amessage to a number of radios inyour group.The Group Call function works byallowing you to enter a special ‘groupcode’ into the last digit position of theSelcall Ident you are sending. The ‘groupcode’ appears as an ‘A’ when displayedin the radio. When this ‘group code’ isreceived, it substitutes for any othernumber in the last digit position. As longas the first 4 digits of the Selcall youare sending match those of the radiosyou are calling, their Selcall alarm willbe activated as if their full 5 digit SelcallIdents had been received.To achieve this, the 10 radios you arecalling must be programmed withsequentially numbered Selcall Idents.e.g. 12030, 12031--> 12039• Transmitting the Selcall Ident 12031will only activate the alarm in the radiowith the Selcall Ident of 12031.• Transmitting 1203A will activate thealarms in all radios with Idents 12030through 12039 (a total of 10 radios).If the radios in your fleet do not havesequentially numbered Selcall Idents andyou want to make use of this function,you can arrange for your dealer tore-program the Selcall Idents in your radios.Programming and sending groupcallsThe process for entering a Group callIdent is the same as entering a normalSelcall Ident.1. Press the CALL key to select the‘CALL TO’ mode. ‘CALL TO’ isdisplayed along with the last sent orreceived Selcall Ident. If the radio isin the ALPHA mode, briefly press theMonitor key to return to theIdent display.2. Enter the required Selcall Identas follows:a. Briefly press the F key. The right-handdigit of the Selcall Ident will flash.b. Press the or channel keys toselect ‘A’ in the flashing digit position.This is the special code that will createthe Group Call.c. Briefly press the F key again to selectthe next digit position.d. Press the or channel keys toselect the required number in the nextflashing digit position.e. Repeat steps (c) and (d) to enter all 5digits as required. When completed,the first 4 digits of the Ident you haveentered will match all the radios in thegroup. The last digit will be set to ‘A’.Once the Ident has been entered youhave 20 seconds to send it otherwise the‘CALL TO’ mode will be cancelled andthe Ident you entered will be lost.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 21


To send the Selcall IdentWith the required Selcall Ident displayedin the ‘CALL TO’ mode, press and holdthe CALL key for a few seconds until theradio beeps. The Selcall Ident will be sentautomatically and the radio will return tonormal operation.Call acknowledge in Group modeThere is no call acknowledge whensending group calls. This is to prevent allthe radios in your group from trying torespond to your Selcall transmission atthe same time.Storing Group call IdentsGroup Call Idents can be stored inmemory in the same way as a standardSelcall Ident.Receiving Group callsReceiving a Group call is identical toreceiving a normal Selcall except that thealarm sound is a LOW tone beep insteadof the normal High tone beep. TheCallers Ident or ALPHA Name appears onthe display in the usual way.CTCSSOVERVIEWCTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded SquelchSystem) is a squelch quieting system thatallows several groups of users to sharethe same channel without disturbingeach other. It uses one of 50 presetsub-audible (very low frequency) tonesto open and close the squelch on yourradio. The system applies a continuouslow-level tone to your transmission and amatching tone decoder to your receiver’ssquelch. With CTCSS enabled, thechannel remains quiet to all incomingsignals unless they carry the correct tone.When a transmission with the correcttone is received, the squelch opensand remains open for as long as thesignal is present. When the transmissionends, the channel becomes quiet again.Transmissions that do not use the correcttone will not be heard.The TX6200 allows CTCSS to be enabledor disabled on individual channels. Inaddition, the CTCSS tone frequency isuser programmable. Note that the CTCSStone you select will be used for all CTCSSenabled channels in your radio.MONITOR FUNCTIONThe monitor function temporarily opensyour radio’s squelch to allow you tolisten for signals from other CTCSSusers outside your group. Because theirCTCSS tone is different to yours, yoursquelch would normally remain closed,preventing you from hearing them.By using the Monitor switch, you canopen the squelch and listen on thechannel to check that it is clear beforetransmitting. This will help prevent youfrom accidently transmitting over the topof someone.To use the Monitor function, press theMonitor key. If no signals are presentyou will hear the usual hiss of an emptychannel. Press the Monitor key again torestore the Squelch to its previous setting.PAGE 22 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


SELECTING THE REQUIREDCTCSS TONETo select the required CTCSS tone onyour radio, use the following procedure:1. Press and hold the F key for about1.5 seconds. The radio will enter theMenu mode.2. Now press the F key once to enterthe CTCSS setting mode. CTC will bedisplayed along with a number from01 to 50 (if CTCSS is turned off itwill display oF). The factory defaultsetting is oF.TO ACTIVATE THE CTCSSFUNCTION ON A CHANNELThe selected CTCSS tone can beactivated on individual channels.To activate CTCSS on a channel:1. Press the or key to select therequired channel.2. Press and HOLD the Monitor key.A high beep will be heard and the‘SILENT’ icon will appear on thedisplay.CTCSS is activatedon this channelCTCSS is turned Off3. Press the or keys to change thenumber to match the required CTCSStone in the adjacent CTCSS ToneFrequency Chart. To disable CTCSSoperation, set the number to ‘oF.’CTCSS tone 42 selected4. Press and hold the F key for a fewseconds to store the selected CTCSStone and exit the Menu modeNOTE: You may activate CTCSS on as manychannels as you wish except the emergencychannel 5/35.To de-activate CTCSS on a channel,repeat steps 1 & 2 above. A low beepwill be heard and ‘SILENT’ will disappear.NOTE: You will not be able to activateCTCSS if the CTCSS tone is set to oF.TIP: If you wish to identify which CTCSStone is being used by stations on a particularfrequency, simply enable CTCSS on thatchannel (so that SILENT is displayed) thenuse the process described under ‘Selectingthe required CTCSS tone’ to step throughthe range of available CTCSS tones whilethe channel is busy. When the correct tone isselected, you will be able to hear the signalin the speaker.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 23


38/50 TONE SETMost GME radios use the GME-50 CTCSStone set comprising 50 CTCSS tones.However some radios such as the GMETX610, TX630 and TX650 use a CCIR-38Tone Set comprising 38 tones.The TX6200 allows switching betweenthe GME-50 and CCIR-38 Tone Sets toprovide compatibility when these modelsare used together.NOTE: This setting is only available whenCTCSS is enabled on the radio.To toggle between the CCIR-38 andGME-50 tone sets:1. Turn the TX6200 OFF.2. Press and hold the SQL key whileturning the TX6200 ON.The display will show the selectedTone Set for 5 secondsi.e. CCIR -38 displays ‘CTC38’GME-50 displays ‘CTC50’Once selected, the setting remainsstored in the radio until toggled again.CTC38/CTC50Tone set compatibilityThe CTC50 tone set comprises all 38tones from the CTC38 tone set plus anadditional 12 tones. This means thatwhen switching from CTC50 to CTC38,some of the tones will not be available.If your selected CTC50 tone has anequivalent CTC38 tone, the selectedfrequency will be retained where possiblebut the displayed tone number maychange. Where the selected CTCSS tonedoesn’t exist, the CTCSS tone will be setto Off. See CTCSS TONE FREQUENCYchart below for comparison.50ToneSet38ToneSetCTCSS TONE FREQUENCY CHART50ToneSet38ToneSet50ToneSet38ToneSetFrequencyFrequencyFrequency1 1 67.0 18 17 118.8 35 - 183.52 - 69.4 19 18 123.0 36 30 186.23 2 71.9 20 19 127.3 37 - 189.94 3 74.4 21 20 131.8 38 31 192.85 4 77.0 22 21 136.5 39 - 196.66 5 79.7 23 22 141.3 40 - 199.57 6 82.5 24 23 146.2 41 32 203.58 7 85.4 25 24 151.4 42 - 206.59 8 88.5 26 25 156.7 43 33 210.710 9 91.5 27 - 159.8 44 34 218.111 10 94.8 28 26 162.2 45 35 225.712 11 97.4 29 - 165.5 46 - 229.113 12 100.0 30 27 167.9 47 36 233.614 13 103.5 31 - 171.3 48 37 241.815 14 107.2 32 28 173.8 49 38 250.316 15 110.9 33 - 177.3 50 - 254.117 16 114.8 34 29 179.9 oF oF 0(CTCSS Frequency shown in Hz)PAGE 24 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


MENU FUNCTIONSThe TX6200 menu feature providesa convenient method of customisingsome of the radio’s functions. The followparameters can be accessed:CB channels• Squelch Sensitivity Settings• CTCSS Activation and ToneFrequencies• S-Meter Display FunctionReceive only channels• Frequency Display and Edit• Squelch Sensitivity Settings• CTCSS Activation and ToneFrequencie• S-Meter Display Functionsimply wait 10 seconds and the menuwill time out.NOTE: When you change the settings withina Menu option, the new setting becomesavailable immediately.SQUELCH SETTINGS MENUOPTIONThe sensitivity of the Squelch to incomingsignals can be set to suit your operatingenvironment. The TX6200 has threepreset squelch sensitivity settings (SQL-1,SQL-2 & SQL-3) which can be selected inthe Squelch setting menu.IMPORTANT: Before accessing theMenu functions, ensure the radio is notin Scan or Call modes.On normal CB channels, the Menuoptions are accessed in the followingsequence:Squelch Sensitivity -> CTCSS Tones ->S-Meter Display -> ExitOn ‘Receive Only’ channels, thesequence is:Frequency Edit -> Squelch Sensitivity ->CTCSS Tones -> S-Meter Display -> ExitTo access the Menu functions• Press and HOLD the F key until theradio beeps. The Menu mode will beselected and the first Menu option willbe displayed.• Press the or key to change thesetting of the selected option.• Briefly press the F key again to cycle tothe next Menu option.• Pressing the F key again on the lastMenu option will exit the Menu mode.To exit the menu at any point, press andhold the F key until the radio beeps orSQL-1: Maximum SensitivityThe squelch will open even on very weaksignals. This is the best setting for quietcountry or rural locations where thereare few weak unwanted signals or littlelocally generated interference.SQL-2: Medium SensitivityThe squelch will open on most signals,but will not be as sensitive to very weaksignals or local interference. Suitable forgeneral or suburban use.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 25


SQL-3: minimum sensitivity.The squelch will open on reasonablystrong signals and weak signalswill not be heard. Suitable for innercity applications or areas of severeinterference.CTCSS SETTINGS MENUOPTIONUse the CTCSS Menu option to set therequired CTCSS tone or to disable theCTCSS function.• To enable CTCSS and set the CTCSStone, select a number from 01 to 50that matches the required tone in thetable provided in the CTCSS sectionof this manual.• To disable CTCSS on the radio, set theCTCSS to oF.• bATT – The battery charge level isdisplayed in Volts in the Signal Meterarea.• S-MET – Incoming signal levels aredisplayed in the Signal Meter area.CTCSS is disabledSIGNAL METERDISPLAY MENU OPTIONThe signal meter display is factory setto display the signal strength of theincoming signal. However it can alsobe set to display other options. Thefollowing options are available.On CB Channels 1 – 80:CTCSS is enabled andset to tone 15 (107.2 Hz)• oFF – The Signal Meter display isturned off. Nothing will be displayed inthe signal meter area.On User ‘Receive Only’Channels 81 – 99:• oFF – The Signal Meter Display isturned off. Nothing will be displayedin the signal meter area.• bATT – The battery charge level isdisplayed in Volts in the SignalMeter area.• S-MET – Incoming signal levels aredisplayed in the Signal Meter area.• FREQ – The ‘Receive Only’ channelfrequency is displayed in the SignalMeter area.Battery Voltage DisplayIndicates 7.9 VoltsPAGE 26 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


PROGRAMMING USER CHANNELSYour TX6200 has provision for an extra19 Receive-Only channels in additionto the standard 80 UHF CB channelsprovided. These extra channels can beuser programmed into channel positions81 through 99 within the frequencyrange of 403 to 520 MHz. Frequenciesare selected in 125 kHz steps. Note thatthe standard CB channels 1 through 80are fixed and cannot be alteredor disabled.SELECTING THE USER CHANNELFREQUENCY EDIT STEP SIZEBefore editing or programming ‘ReceiveOnly’ channels, you should preset thesize of the frequency step between thechannels. The step options are 12.5 kHzor 25 kHz. The setting applies only to theediting of ‘Receive Only’ channels (81– 99) and has no effect on normal CBchannels (1 – 80).To set the Channel step:1. Turn the TX6200 OFF2. Press and hold the key whileturning the TX6200 ON.The display will show the selectedchannel step for 5 seconds.i.e. 12.5 kHz steps displays ’12.5k’25 kHz steps displays ’25,0k’Once selected, the setting remains storedin the radio until toggled again.NOTE: If the step size is change from 12.5kHz back to 25 kHz, any frequencies currentlystored in 12.5 kHz steps remain unchanged.However if any of these channels are edited,their frequencies can only be alteredin 25 kHz steps with a 12.5 kHz offset. Toreturn these channels to a normal offset, setthese channels to OFF then restart the radioin the programming mode.IMPORTANT: The display is only able toshow the first 5 digits of the frequency i.e. thelast kHz digits are not displayed.However it is easy to ‘guess’ the actualfrequency since the missing digits willalways alternate between 2.5 or 5 kHzEXAMPLES :FREQUENCYDISPLAY468.0125 MHz 468.01468.0250 MHz 468.02468.0375 MHz 468.03FREQUENCY12.5 KHz STEPSDISPLAY468.000 MHz 468.00468.025 MHz 468.02468.050 MHz 468.0325 KHz STEPSACTIVATING THEPROGRAMMING’ MODEYour TX6200 is supplied from thefactory with the Receive-Only channelsdeactivated. You can activate andprogram them yourself as follows:1. Turn the radio OFF.2. Press and hold the F key while turningthe radio ON. The radio will beep.3. Release the F key. The radio is nowin ‘Programming’ Mode.Press the or channel key to selecta channel number above channel 80.You will now find that you can selectadditional channel numbers 81 through99. Initially, these channels will have nofrequencies installed and are in effect,turned OFF. Each individual channel willneed to be turned ON and programmedwith the receive frequency of your choice.Programming the Receive-Only channelsYour TX6200 must be in programmingmode before proceeding.1. Select the channel number you wishto program (81 to 99).TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 27


2. Press and HOLD the F key until theradio beeps (about 2 seconds). Ifthere is no frequency programmedinto that channel, -OFF- will bedisplayed3. Press the key to activate thechannel. A frequency of 403.00 MHzwill be displayed (the bottom of theuseable frequency band). Now pressthe or keys to select the desiredfrequency in 25 or 12.5 kHz steps toa maximum frequency of 520 MHz.4. To change the frequency faster, brieflypress the CALL key. Now press theor key to step through thefrequencies in 1 MHz steps. Brieflypress the CALL key again to returnto 25 or 12.5 kHz steps.5. When the desired frequency isdisplayed, press and HOLD the F keyuntil the radio beeps. The frequencyis now stored under the selectedchannel number.TIP: The radio is able to receive signals onthe displayed frequency the instant you selectit. This feature allows you to manually tunethrough the frequencies looking for signals oractive channels in your area.Once you have programmed the requiredchannels, switch the radio OFF to exit theprogramming mode.Now when you switch the radio on, youwill be able to select the usual 80 CBchannels plus the additional channelsyou have programmed.NOTE: There is no provision to transmit onthe Receive-Only channels. If the PTT switch ispressed on a Receive-Only channel, the radiowill emit a low beep.EDITING YOUR PROGRAMMEDRECEIVE CHANNELSThe Receive-Only channels you haveprogrammed can be edited at anytime. You do not need to re-enter theprogramming mode.To edit a Receive-Only channel:1. Select the required channel.2. Press and hold the F key for about 2seconds until it beeps. The frequencystored in that channel will be displayed.3. Press the or key to select anew frequency.4. To store the new frequency, press andhold the F key until the radio beeps.Disabling a Receive-Only channelIf you no longer wish to display aReceive-Only channel, you can switchit off so the channel number no longerappears when selecting channels.1. Select the receive-only channel thatyou wish to disable.2. Press and hold the F key for about2 seconds until the radio beeps. Thefrequency stored in that channel willbe displayed.3. Briefly press the CALL key to selectthe MHz frequency stepping mode.This will allow faster frequencychanging.4. Press and HOLD the key to stepdown through the frequencies until-OFF- is displayed.5. Press and hold the F key to store thenew setting.Scanning on Receive-Only channelsThe additional receive channels can beprogrammed into your scan groups in thesame way as your normal CB channels.Simply select the required receive-onlychannel, select the required scan group(Open or Group Scan), then press andhold the SCAN key until the radio beeps.‘M’ will be displayed on that channel toindicate that it is in the scan memory.For more details, see the section on‘Scanning’ in this manual.Receiving selcalls onyour Receive-Only channelsIf your TX6200 receives its Selcallcode on a Receive-Only channel, it willrespond in the usual way, except that itcannot automatically transmit two quickPAGE 28 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


eeps back to the caller since there is notransmit frequency. For more details, seethe section on ’Selcall’ in this manual.CTCSSCTCSS can be enabled on the Receive-Only channels.MAINTAINING YOUR BATTERY PACKFor information on removing, fitting andrecharging the battery pack, refer to‘GETTING STARTED’ on page 5 ofthis manual.Your TX6200 is supplied with a 7.2 Volt1200 mAh Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride)rechargeable battery pack.When the battery pack is new, it must befully charged before being used for thefirst time.If left unused, your TX6200’s batterypack will discharge itself within a fewmonths. If you have not used yourTX6200 for some time, you will need torecharge the battery pack before use.The battery pack is a sealed unit. Thereare no user serviceable parts inside.LOW BATTERY INDICATORSWhen the battery voltage drops toaround 6 Volts, your TX6200 will give6 quick beeps, BATT will flash on thedisplay and the Tx/Busy LED will flash‘Orange’ to indicate that the batteryneeds to be charged. You shouldrecharge the battery pack as soonas possible.If you have been transmitting using theHigh Power setting, you can extend thelife by switching to Low transmit power.BATTERY CHARGINGIt is recommended that you charge yourTX6200’s battery using the BCT001trickle charger supplied. The BCT001 canrecharge your battery pack in around8-10 hours, less if there is still somecharge remaining. The charger will thencontinue to trickle charge the battery,however, for maximum long term batterylife it is recommended you disconnectthe charger when charging is complete.USE ONLY GME APPROVED BATTERY PACKSAND CHARGERS. USE OF OTHER TYPESMAY BE DANGEROUS AND WILL VOID THEWARRANTY. DO NOT CONNECT YOURVEHICLE’S 13.8 VOLT BATTERY SUPPLY TO THECHARGING SOCKET AS DAMAGE WILL RESULT.CYCLING YOUR BATTERY PACKCycling of your Ni-MH battery shouldnot be necessary. However, for maximumperformance we recommend that you tryto fully discharge the battery from timeto time before recharging it.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 29


BATTERY USAGEThe time taken to discharge the batterypack will depend on how you use yourTX6200. The 1200 mAh battery packis powerful enough for a full days useunder average conditions.Conserving battery powerThe TX6200 has built in power savingfeatures to help you get the maximumamount of time between charges fromyour Ni-MH battery pack. If you needto operate your TX6200 in a situationwhere you require maximum batterylife (e.g. a remote site where there is noconvenient recharging facility nearby),the following hints can greatly reducethe amount of power drawn from thebattery pack.Sleep modeThe TX6200 will automatically enterthe ‘Sleep’ mode after around 20seconds of inactivity (i.e. notransmission or reception).While sleeping, it will still check forincoming signals but it will draw onlyabout one fifth of the power from thebattery. As soon as a signal is receivedor any keys are pressed, the TX6200will wake up again. This sleep functionis automatic and by itself can greatlyextend the battery life in standby modeby many hours.Quiet modeIf ‘Quiet’ mode is selected, the TX6200will remain ‘asleep’ on Quiet channelseven if they are busy unless your SelcallIdent is received.ScanningThe TX6200 draws more power fromthe battery when scanning than whenmonitoring a single channel. This isbecause it must wake more often tomonitor each channel for activity. Youcan squeeze that extra bit of life fromthe battery by avoiding any unnecessaryscanning. In addition, scanning severalchannels increases the chance of findinga signal thereby keeping the receiverawake and the squelch open more often.Low transmit power settingThe transmitter has both High andLow power settings. If you are onlyoperating over short distances, are ina reasonably high location or are closeto a local repeater, try using the LOWtransmit power setting. This reduces thetransmitter power from 5 Watts to 1Watt, effectively tripling the ‘talk’time available.GeneralContinuously monitoring a busychannel will reduce the battery life sinceincoming signals will keep the receiverawake and the squelch will stay openfor longer periods of time. This will drawmuch more power from the battery pack.If you are expecting to receive a Selcallon a busy channel, program that channelfor ‘Quiet’ operation and select the Quietmode. The TX6200 will then stay ‘asleep’until your Selcall Ident is received.PAGE 30 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


SIMPLEX/DUPLEX RANGEA repeater system consists of a linkedtransmitter/receiver combinationinstalled in a prominent location. Therepeater is designed to receive signalson a designated channel and re-transmitthem on another channel.Repeaters are usually located onhills, mountains or tall buildings. Theincreased elevation greatly improves therange of the repeater beyond that of anormal base or mobile. This means thatthe repeaters are able to receive andretransmit signals to radios that wouldotherwise be out of range of each other.Normally, UHF transceivers transmit andreceive on the same channel. This isknown as SIMPLEX operation. However,to communicate through repeaters, yourtransceiver must be able to transmit andreceive on different channels (knownas DUPLEX). Your TX6200 has a Duplexkey to allow you to operate throughrepeaters.The Duplex function only operateson channels 1 – 8 and 41 – 48, asthese are the channels that have beendesignated for repeater use. WhenDuplex mode is selected, your TX6200receives on the selected channel (e.g.channel 1) but automatically transmits30 channels higher (i.e. channel 31).The UHF repeater receives your signalon channel 31 and retransmits it onchannel 1 for others to hear.Simplex/Duplex Range ComparisonSimplexRepeateroperationChannel 31Channel 1RepeaterStationChannel 1Channel 31VechicleVechicleTX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 31


SPECIFICATIONSGENERALCompliance:Compliant with AS/NZS 4365 forradio communications equipment inthe UHF citizen band and personalradio service.Frequency Range:476.425 MHz - 477.4125 MHzNumber of Channels:80 (plus 19 receive only)Frequency Range (receive only):403 MHz - 520 MHzChannel Spacing:12.5 kHzOperating Mode:Simplex or half duplex .Scanning Speed:40 ms per channel(25 channels per second)Antenna Impedance:50 Ohms nominalBattery Voltage:7.2 Volts DC nominalOperating Voltage Range:6 - 10 Volts DCLow Battery Alarm:6.2 Volts DCReverse Voltage Protection:Shunt DiodeOperating Temperature:-20° C to +60° CTRANSMITTERRF Output:High: 5 WattsLow: 1 WattSpurious Emission:< - 67 dBFrequency Transients During Switching:< 3 kHzFrequency Stability:± 5 PPMModulation:FMMaximum Deviation:< ± 5 kHz at + 20 dB LimitingTransmit Frequency Response:+ 6 dB per octave 300 Hz to 3 kHz,+ 1, - 3 dBAudio Signal to Noise:> 40 dB.Current Consumption (max):2.0 Amps.RECEIVERRF Bandwidth:RF: 5 MHzTuneable: 117 MHzIntermediate Frequencies:1st: 21.4 MHz2nd: 450 kHzSensitivity:- 123 dBm for 12 dB SINAD.Sensitivity of Receive-only Channels:-120 dBm for 12 dB SINADSelectivity:- 6 dB ± 7.5 kHz- 63 dB ± 25 kHzIntermodulation Immunity:>65 dBBlocking Immunity:>90 dBSpurious Response Immunity:>70 dBImage Rejection:>60 dBAudio Output Power:0.5 watts at 40 dB.PAGE 32 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


Receiver Frequency Response:- 6 dB per octave de-emphasis,300 Hz to 3 kHz, + 1, - 3 dB.Current Consumption:15 mA Sleep Mode.40 mA Muted.180 mA Full Volume.Conducted Spurious Emission:< - 75 dBmSquelch:SQL-1: -122 dBm typicalSQL-2: -117 dBm typicalSQL-3: -112 dBm typicalClose: -124 dBm typicalMECHANICAL SPECIFICATION& CONNECTORSDimensions:135 mm (W) x 63 mm (D) x 40 mm (H)Weight:390 gramsAntenna:TNC FemaleSpeaker/Microphone/Programming:Speaker: 3.5 mm mono socketProgramming/Microphone: 2.5 mmstereo socketBattery Charging:Trickle: 3.5 mm DC SocketRapid Charge: 3 plated terminalswith temperature sensor.All values are typical unless otherwise statedand are subject to change without notice orobligation.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 33


STANDARD COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT WARRANTY1. WARRANTIES1.1 The Trade Practices Act Part V, Division 2A and other legislation imply conditions, warrantiesand other obligations on us to consumers that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.Those provisions apply to the extent required by law.1.2 We exclude all other conditions, warranties and obligations which would otherwise beimplied concerning the activities covered by this agreement.1.3 We limit our liability where we are allowed to do so. Examples of where we are allowed tolimit liability are(a) you acquire goods from us for re-supply;(b) the goods or services we supply are not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal,domestic or household use or consumption.1.4 Where we are allowed to limit our liability, to the extent permitted by law, our sole liabilityfor breach of a condition, warranty or other obligation implied by law is limited -(a) in the case of goods we supply, to any one of the following as we decide -(i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;(ii) the repair of the goods;(iii) the payment of the cost of repairing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods;(iv) the payment of the cost of having the goodsrepaired; or(b) in the case of services we supply, to any one of the following as we decide -(i) the supplying of the services again;(ii) the payment of the cost of having the servicessupplied again.2. ADDITIONAL WARRANTIES2.1 The warranties in this clause are in addition to the statutory warranties referred to inthe previous clause.2.2 We warrant our goods to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for threeyears from the date of original sale (or another period we agree to in writing). Duringthis period and as our sole liability to you under this warranty, we agree to, at ouroption, either repair or replace goods which we are satisfied are defective. We warrantreplacement parts for the remainder of the period of warranty for the goods into whichthey are incorporated.2.3 We warrant our other repairs to be free from defects in materials and workmanshipfor three months from the date of the original repair. During this period and as oursole liability to you for the repair, we agree to repair or replace (at our option) repairedgoods which we are satisfied are defective.2.4 We warrant that we will perform services with reasonable care and skill and agreeto investigate any complaint made in good faith that we have performed servicesunsatisfactorily. If we are satisfied that the complaint is justified, and as our sole liabilityto you under this warranty, we agree to supply those services again at no extra chargeto you.2.5 If you want warranty service under this clause you must give us an original or copy ofthe sales invoice from the transaction or some other evidence showing details ofthe transaction.PAGE 34 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L TX6200


3. OTHER LIMITATIONS3.1 You may not rely on any representation, warranty or other provision by or for us which isnot covered by clause [ 1 ] or repeated in this agreement in clear terms.3.2 We are not liable (nor are our employees, contractors and agents) for any damage,economic loss or loss of profits whether direct, indirect, general, special or consequential -(a) arising out of any breach of any implied or express term, condition or warranty; or(b) suffered as a result of our negligence (or that of our employees, contractors or agents)apart from liability as set out in the previous two clauses.3.3 The liability of a party under this agreement (whether arising in contract, tort or bystatute) is to be reduced by the same proportion as represents the proportion of the lossor damage caused or contributed to by the other party, its contractors or agents.GME AFTER SALES SERVICEYour GME TX3420 is especially designed for the environment encountered in mobile orportable applications. The use of all solid state circuitry, careful design and rigorous testing,result in high reliability. Should failure occur however, GME maintain a fully equipped servicefacility and spare parts stock to meet the customer’s requirements long after expiry of thewarranty period.TX6200 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L PAGE 35


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