Making and Receiving Calls
Making a Group, Private or All Call with the
Programmable Number Key
The Programmable Number Key feature allows you to make a
Group, Private or All Call to a predefined alias or ID easily. This
feature can be assigned to all the available number keys on a
You can ONLY have one alias or ID assigned to a number key,
but you can have more than one number key associated to an
alias or ID.
When you are on the Home screen:
1Long press the programmed number key to make a Group,
Private or All Call to the predefined alias or ID.
If the number key is not associated to an entry, a negative
indicator tone sounds.
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/subscriber alias or
ID, and the Group/Private/All Call icon.
4Wait for the Talk Permit Tone to finish (if enabled) and speak
clearly into the microphone.
For Group Call only: 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.
6If 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
For a Private Call, you hear a short tone when the call ends.
See Assigning an Entry to a Programmable Number Key on
page 54 for details on assigning an entry to a number key on