Making and Receiving Calls
NOTE: Your radio must have the Privacy feature enabled on
the channel to send a privacy-enabled transmission.
Only target radios with the same Privacy Key OR the
same Key Value and Key ID as your radio will be able
to unscramble the transmission.
See Privacy on page 79 for more information.
Making a Call with the Channel Selector Knob
Making a Group Call
To make a call to a group of users, your radio must be
configured as part of that group.
1Turn the Channel Selector Knob to select the channel with
the active group alias or ID.
2Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from
3Press the PTT button to make the call. The LED lights up
solid green. The display shows the group alias or ID, and
the Group Call icon.
4Wait for the Talk Permit Tone to finish (if enabled) and speak
clearly into the microphone.
Wait for the PTT Sidetone to finish (if enabled) and
speak clearly into the microphone.
5Release the PTT button to listen.When the target radio
responds, the LED blinks green. You see the Group Call
icon, the group alias or ID, and transmitting radio alias or ID
on your display.
6 If the Channel Free Indication feature is enabled, you
will hear a short alert tone the moment the target radio
releases the PTT button, indicating the channel is free for
you to respond. Press the PTT button to respond.
If there is no voice activity for a predetermined period of
time, the call ends.
7Radio returns to the screen you were on prior to initiating the
You can also make a Group Call via Contacts (see Making a
Group Call from Contacts on page 48).