Motorola MR350RVP manual

Motorola MR350RVP
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MR Series

Safety and General Information

Important Information on Safe and Efficient Operation
Read This Information Before Using Your Radio.
The information provided in this document supersedes the general safety
information in user guides published prior to December 1, 2002.
Transmit and Receive Procedure
Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To control your
exposure and ensure compliance with the general population/
uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always adhere to the following
Transmit no more than 50% of the time.
To receive calls, release the PTT button.
To transmit (talk), press the Push to Talk (PTT) button.
Transmitting 50% of the time, or less, is important because the radio
generates measurable RF energy exposure only when transmitting (in
terms of measuring standards compliance).
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Your Motorola two-way radio complies with the following RF energy
exposure standards and guidelines:
United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal
Regulations; 47CFR part 2 sub-part J.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical
and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) C95.
1-1999 Edition.
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
(ICNIRP) 1998.
Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6. Limits of Human Exposure
to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range
from 3 KHz to 300 GHz, 1999.
Australian Communications Authority Radiocommunications
(Electromagnetic Radiation—Human Exposure) Standard, 2003.
ANATEL ANNEX to Resolution No. 303 of July 2, 2002 “Regulation of
limitation of exposure to electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields
in the radio frequency range between 9 KHz and 300GHz” and
“Attachment to resolution #303 from July 2, 2002”.
To ensure optimal radio performance and make sure human exposure to
radio frequency electromagnetic energy is within the guidelines set forth
in the above standards, always adhere to the following procedures.
Portable Radio Operation and EME Exposure
Antenna Care
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna.
Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the
radio and may violate FCC regulations.
Do NOT hold the antenna when the radio is “IN USE.” Holding the
antenna affects its effective range.
Body-Worn Operation
To maintain compliances with FCC/Health Canada RF exposure
guidelines if you wear a radio on your body when transmitting always
place the radio in a Motorola-supplied or approved clip holder, holster,
case or body harness for this product. Use of non-Motorola-approved
accessories may exceed FCC/Health Canada RF exposure guidelines.
If you do not use one of the Motorola-supplied or approved body-worn
accessories and are not using the radio held in the normal use position,
ensure the radio and its antenna are at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) from your
body when transmitting.
Data Operation
If applicable, when using any data feature of the radio with or without an
accessory cable, position the radio and its antenna at least one inch
(2.5 cm) from the body.
Approved Accessories
For a list of approved Motorola accessories, visit our Web site at
Electromagnetic Interference/Compatibility
Note: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic
interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded, designed or otherwise
configured for electromagnetic compatibility. This device complies with
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
1. This device may not cause harmful interference; and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
IC Canada
The term "IC:" before the equipment certification number only signifies
that the Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility conflicts, turn
off your radio in any facility where posted notices instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that is
sensitive to external RF energy.
When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when onboard an aircraft.
Any use of a radio must be in accordance with applicable regulations
per airline crew instructions.
Medical Devices – Pacemakers
The Advanced Medical Technology Association recommends that a
minimum separation of 6 inches (15 cm) be maintained between a
handheld wireless radio and a pacemaker. These recommendations are
consistent with the independent research by and recommendations of
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
People with pacemakers should:
ALWAYS keep the radio more than 6 inches (15 cm) from their
pacemaker when the radio is turned ON.
Not carry the radio in the breast pocket.
Use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for
Turn the radio OFF immediately if there is any reason to suspect that
interference is taking place.
Medical Devices – Hearing Aids
Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In the
event of such interference, you may want to consult your hearing aid
manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Medical Devices – Other
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer
of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from RF energy.
Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
Safety and General Use While Driving
Check the laws and regulations regarding the use of radios in the area
where you drive, and always obey them. If you do use your radio while
driving, please:
Give full attention to driving and to the road.
Use hands-free operation, if available.
Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driving
conditions so require.
The use of a two-way radio while engaged in activities requiring
concentration may cause distraction or otherwise impair your ability to
safely participate in such activities. Always use technology safely.
Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in the air bag
deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a portable radio is
placed in the air bag deployment area and the air bag inflates, the radio
may be propelled with great force and cause serious injury to occupants
of the vehicle.
Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially qualified should be
used in such areas as “Intrinsically Safe.” Do not remove, install or
charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a potentially explosive
atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or
even death.
For More Information
For further information, you may call Motorola at 1-800-638-5119 (U.S.
and Canada), or e-mail us at or visit us on the
Internet at
Note: The areas with potentially explosive atmospheres referred to above
include fueling areas such as below decks on boats, fuel or chemical
transfer or storage facilities, areas where the air contains chemicals or
particles (such as grain, dust or metal powders) and any other area
where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
Areas with potentially explosive atmospheres are often—but not
Blasting Caps and Areas
To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off your
radio when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or in
areas posted “Turn off two-way radios.” Obey all signs and instructions.
Operational Cautions
Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna. If a
damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a minor burn can
All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as burns
if a conductive material—like jewelry, keys or beaded chains— touch
exposed terminals. The conductive material may complete an electrical
circuit (short circuit) and become quite hot. Exercise care in handling any
charged battery, particularly when placing it inside a pocket, purse or other
container with metal objects.
Exercise care when removing NiMH or AA batteries. Do not use sharp or
conductive tools to remove either of these batteries.
Battery Charger Safety Instructions:
Save these Instructions
1. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow.
2. Do not operate or disassemble the charger if it has received a sharp
blow, or has been dropped or damaged in any way.
3. Never alter the AC cord or plug provided with the unit. If the plug will
not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified
electrician. An improper condition can result in a risk of electric
4. To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or plug, pull the plug rather
than the cord when disconnecting the charger from the AC
5. To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the charger from the
outlet before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
6. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Motorola may
result in a risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury.
7. Make sure the cord is located so it will not be stepped on, tripped
over or subjected to damage or stress.
8. An extension cord should not be used unless absolutely necessary.
Use of an improper extension cord could result in a risk of a fire
and/or electric shock. If an extension cord must be used, make sure
The pins on the plug of the extension cord are the same number,
size and shape as those on the plug of the charger.
The extension cord is properly wired and in good condition.
The extension cord size is 18 AWG for lengths up to 100 feet, and
16 AWG for lengths up to 150 feet.
9. The supply cord of the AC adaptor cannot be replaced. If the cord is
damaged, call customer service at 1-800-638-5119 (U.S. and Canada)
or e-mail us at

FCC Licensing Information

Your Motorola radio operates on General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
frequencies and is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC requires that all operators
using GMRS frequencies obtain a radio license before operating their
equipment. To obtain the FCC forms, please visit the FCC’s Web site at to source form 605 and 159,
which includes all the instructions you will need.
If you wish to have the document faxed or mailed, or if you have
questions, please use the following contact information:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola may void
the user’s authority granted by the FCC to operate this radio and should
not be made. To comply with FCC requirements, transmitter adjustments
should be made only by or under the supervision of a person certified as
technically qualified to perform transmitter maintenance and repairs in
the private land mobile and fixed services as certified by an organization
representative of the user of those services. Replacement of any
transmitter component (crystal, semiconductor, etc.) not authorized by
the FCC equipment authorization for this radio could violate FCC rules.
Removing the Three AA Alkaline Batteries
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery latch up to
release the battery cover and remove the cover.
3. Pull the ribbon towards you. Carefully and slowly, lift the ribbon to
remove the alkaline batteries.
4. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
Exercise care when removing NiMH or AA batteries. Do not use
sharp or conductive tools to remove either of these batteries.
Remove the batteries before storing your radio for extended periods
of time. Batteries corrode over time and may cause permanent
damage to your radio.
Using the Battery Charger (Optional Accessory)
The battery charger provides drop-in charging convenience for NiMH
batteries and can be placed on any flat surface, such as a desk or
workbench. Charge the NiMH battery overnight (at least 16 hours) before
using it for the first time. After the initial charge, an empty battery is fully
charged within 14 hours.
1. Follow the steps above to install a NiMH Battery Pack.
2. Plug the AC power supply cord into the jack on the desk stand.
3. Plug the AC power supply into a standard wall outlet.
4. With a radio facing forward, slide it into one of the charging pockets.
5. When charging in the battery charger, the red light on the charger
base will glow continuously.
Using the mini-USB Charging Connector
The mini-USB charging connector is a handy port that allows you to
conveniently charge your NiMH battery pack. This is an alternative to
charging your NiMH battery pack in the Battery Charger desk stand
using the AC wall adaptor and especially useful when used while
Available mini-USB charging options (Optional Accessories):
1. Wall travel charger
2. Vehicle charger
3. Mini-USB computer cable
If using a computer, the computer must be turned on.
This and other accessories (sold separately) are available for your radio.
For more information, visit our Web site at or
1. Plug your mini-USB cable or charger into a power source as is
appropriate for your accessory.
2. Plug the cable into the mini-USB port on the bottom of your radio.
3. An empty battery will be fully charged in 14 hours.
4. The LED indicator light on the radio will glow to indicate that the
battery is charging.
The light will remain red after the NiMH battery pack is fully charged.
When moving between hot and cold temperatures, do not charge the
NiMH battery pack until the battery temperature acclimates (usually
about 20 minutes).
For optimal battery life, remove the radio from the charger within 16
hours. Do not store the radio while connected to the charger.
If the radio is kept on while charging, the charging time will be
Even though the charger is connected, you may not be able to
transmit a message if the battery is completely empty . Allow
time for the battery to charge to 1 bar before attempting to
transmit a message.
Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip
1. Attach belt clip to pocket or belt strap.
2. Align the belt clip post with the hole in the back of the radio.
3. Gently push until the clip clicks in place.
To Remove
1. Push down on the release tab at the top of the belt clip to release
the catch.
2. Pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.
Turning your Radio On and Off
Turn clockwise to turn the radio on and counterclockwise to turn the
radio off.
1. In the ON position, the radio chirps and briefly shows all feature
icons available on the radio.
2. The display screen then shows the current channel, code and all
features that are enabled.
Setting the Volume
Press and hold for three seconds while rotating until you reach a
comfortable listening level.
1. Rotate clockwise to increase the volume.
2. Rotate counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
Do not hold the radio close to your ear. If the volume is set to an
uncomfortable level, it could hurt your ear.

Talking and Listening

Talking and Listening

To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same
channel and Interference Eliminator Code.
1. To talk, press and hold .
2. When you are finished talking, release .
For maximum clarity, hold the radio two to three inches away from your
mouth and speak directly into the microphone. Do not cover the
microphone while talking.
Talk Range
Your radio is designed to maximize performance and improve
transmission range. Do not use the radios closer than five feet apart.
Power Boost
To boost your radio’s power up to high power, press the top portion of the
button when talking. If you know your party is close by, you can
conserve your battery’s energy by pushing the lower part of the
button to use less power.
If you
are on an FRS only channel (see Channels and Frequencies
table) the radio will only use low power when either portion of the
is pressed.
Monitor Button
Pressing and holding for three seconds allows you to listen to the
volume level of the radio when you are not receiving. This allows you to
adjust the volume, if necessary. You can also press to check for
activity on the current channel before you talk.
Push to Talk Timeout Timer
To prevent accidental transmissions and save battery life, the radio emits
a continuous warning tone and stops transmitting if you press for 60
continuous seconds.

Menu Options

Selecting the Channel
Your MR350R radio has 22 channels. Your MR355 radio has 30 channels.
The channel is the frequency the radio uses to transmit. Channels 8-14 are
FRS 0.5 watt only and all other channels are GMRS. (See the "Channels
and Frequencies" table on overleaf for details.)
1. With the radio on, press . When the radio is on a 0.5
watt channel, displays. When the radio is on a 1.5 watts
channel, displays. The current channel flashes.
2. Press or and select an unused or quiet channel.
3. Press to save the channel setting or to continue set up.
Selecting the Interference Eliminator Code
Interference Eliminator Codes help minimize interference by blocking
transmissions from unknown sources. Your radio has 121 Interference
Eliminator Codes. Codes 1 – 38 are the standard analog codes that
appear on other FRS/GMRS radios. Codes 39 – 121 are additional digital
codes added for superior interference protection. 0 is the off position, no
analog or digital codes are enabled.
To set the code for a channel:
1. Press until the code starts to flash.
2. Press or to select the code.
3. Press to save the code setting or to continue set up.
You can set a different code for each channel using this procedure. An
extended press of or allows you to scroll through the Interference
Code rapidly so you can quickly reach the code you want.
Note: You must set the Interference Eliminator Code to 0 on a radio that
uses Interference Eliminator Codes to communicate with radios that do
not have Interference Eliminator Codes. Select 0 for “no tone, no code”
and OFF will flash on your radio’s display.
Setting and transmitting Call Tones
Your radio can transmit different call tones to other radios in your group
so you can alert them that you want to talk. The MR350 has 10 call tones
from which to choose. The MR355R has 20 call tones.
To set a call tone:
1. With the MR350 radio on, press three times until the current call
tone setting (0 - 10) flashes and appears. For MR355, (0-20) flashes.
2. Press or to change and hear the call tone.
3. Press to set the new call tone or to continue set up.
To transmit your call tone to other radios set to the same channel and
Interference Eliminator Code as your radio, press .
Note: Setting the call to 0 disables the call tone feature.
Hands-Free Use Without Accessories ( )
You can use the iVOX feature to transmit hands-free without the need for
any headset accessories. Once iVOX is turned on, the radio detects your
voice and transmits when you speak into the internal microphone.
1. Press until appears on the display. The current setting
On/Off will flash.
2. Press or to select On or Off.
3. Press to set or to continue set up.

Display Screen Guide

Numbers for Channel,
Call Tone
Numbers for Codes
Battery Meter
Channel Power
(see Menu Options)
Talk Confirmation
Tone (Roger Beep)
Noise Filtering
Repeater channels
(MR355 only)
On/Off for each
Call Tone,
Keypad Tone
Weather Alert
Hands-Free Use
Hands-Free Use
With Accessories
Continued on backMR Series

Control Buttons

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VolumePush to TalkFlashlight ButtonMicrophoneCall ToneScroll/WeatherFlashlight LED Emergency AlertLED IndicatorAccessory JackMenu/LockScan/MonitorMini-USB Charging Port

Getting Started

Installing the Batteries
Each radio can use either 1 NiMH rechargeable battery pack or 3 AA
alkaline batteries and beeps when the batteries are low.
Installing NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack (Optional Accessory)
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover latch up
and remove the cover.
3. Remove the battery pack from the clear plastic bag (Do not
disassemble or unwrap the battery pack).
4. Insert the NiMH battery pack with the diagram facing you. (The
ribbon should be underneath the battery pack and should wrap
around the right side of the pack for easy removal.)
5. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
Installing the Three AA Alkaline Batteries
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover latch up
and remove the cover.
3. Insert the three AA alkaline batteries with + and - polarity as shown
inside. (The ribbon should be underneath the AA alkaline batteries
and should wrap around the right side of the batteries.)
4. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
Radio Battery Meter
The radio battery icon shows the battery charge level, from full to
empty . When the radio has one segment left, the
radio chirps periodically or after releasing (Low Battery Alert).
Removing the NiMH Battery Pack (Optional Accessory)
1. Turn the radio off.
2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery latch up to
release the battery cover and remove the cover.
3. Pull the ribbon towards you. Carefully and slowly, lift the ribbon to
remove the NiMH battery pack.
4. Reposition the battery cover and press down to secure.
For a fax: Contact the Fax-0n-DemandsystemFor mail service: Call the FCC Forms HotlineIf you have questions about the FCC License: Call the FCC1-202-418-0177 1-800-418-FORM(3676)1-888-CALL-FCC(225-5322)

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Brand Motorola
Model MR350RVP
Product Walkie Talkie
Language English
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