The Motorola XTS 1500 2 way radio is designed to allow you to converse with members of your party who are spread out away from you in a large area, such as on a constructions site or on a road trip with separate cars. Upon receiving and setting up your pre-programmed radio, you might have some questions about its basic operations. Perform your own basic setup to get your radio working effectively and efficiently. You can power your device, turn your radio on, find your zone and channel, transmit a message, and receive a message.
1Align the bottom grooves inside the battery chamber on the bottom of the phone with the brackets on the bottom of the inside of the battery pack. Press the pack (metal contacts facing metal contacts) into the battery chamber until it clicks into place.
2Twist the “Control” knob (located on the top of the phone to the left) clockwise until you hear a subtle click and a tone to turn the radio on. Twist the “Control” knob counterclockwise until you hear a slight click to turn it off.
3Move the pre-programmed “Zone” switch (located on the left edge of your radio) to the zone of your choice to select a zone. Turn the “Channel Selector” knob (located on top of your phone between the “Control” knob and the antenna) until you find the channel you desire. If you select a non-programmed channel, you will hear a long tone. Twist the knob again until the tone disappears and you hear static.
4Turn the “Control/Volume” knob up or down so that the listening level is comfortable. Hold down the “PTT (Push-to-Talk)” button (located on the left edge of the radio), and speak into the speaker (located on the front of the radio). You see the LED light (located on the top of the radio) illuminate red while you are transmitting. When you’re done speaking, let go of the “PTT” button.
5Turn your volume to a comfortable listening level, and take your fingers off the “PTT” button to receive transmissions. Listen to the same channel your party is using. If the “PTT” button is depressed, your radio is unable to receive transmissions.