Additional Radio Controls in Connect
Push-To-Talk (PTT) Button
The PTT button on the side of the radio ( ) serves
two basic purposes:
• While a call is in progress, the PTT button allows
the radio to transmit to other radios in the call.
Press and hold down PTT button to talk. Release
the PTT button to listen.
The microphone is activated when the PTT button
• While a call is not in progress, the PTT button is
used to make a new call (see Making a Radio Call
on page 191).
If the Talk Permit Tone (see Turning the Talk Permit
Tone On or Off on page 147) is enabled, wait until the
short alert tone ends before talking.
Your dealer can program the programmable buttons
as shortcuts to radio functions depending on the
duration of a button press:
• Short press – Pressing and releasing rapidly.
• Long press – Pressing and holding for the
• Hold down – Keeping the button pressed.
Note: The programmed duration of a button press is
applicable for all assignable radio/utility functions or
settings. See Emergency Operation on page 218 for
more information on the programmed duration of the
Assignable Radio Functions
Beacon On/Off Toggles the Beacon feature on
or off. Requires purchase of
Additional Radio Controls in Connect Plus Mode