Transmitting and receiving live voice messages is the primary function of the Motorola portable XTS 5000 2 way radio. Upon receiving your device, you may have some questions about its basic operations. Following a few simple steps will have you using the XTS effectively and efficiently in little time. Learn to properly attach the battery, locate certain buttons, select your zone upon powering the device, scan for channels and transmit and receive a message.
1Power the XTS by first attaching the battery. Confirm the radio is turned off first. Slip the top edge of the battery into the radio’s frame (on the back of the device). Press the rest of the unit in until it clicks into place. Turn the radio on by twisting the volume knob (located on the left side of the top edge of the radio) clockwise.
2Push the “Single Dot” button (located underneath the word “Zone” on the display) on the XTS, if your “Home Zone” channel (the last channel you were using when you last turned the XTS off) is not displayed when you first power the device on. The first letter of the display should illuminate. Use the “Four-Way Navigation” button (located underneath the dotted “Menu Select” buttons under the display) to select your zone. Push the “Home” button (located to the left of the “Four-Way Navigation” button) to select your highlighted ADM zone of choice. Turn the “16-Position Select” knob (located to the left of the antenna on the top edge of the device), until you see “ADMN 8″ displayed. Push the “PTT (Push-to-Talk)” button (located on the left edge of the radio), wait for the “Permit Tones” (three beeps), and then speak into the microphone (located above the display).
3Scan for channels by first positioning the “Three Position” toggle switch (located on top of the device in front of the “Power/Volume” knob) to the “A” position. Press the “Menu Select” button with three dots (under “View” on the display), then press the “Menu Select” button with one dot (under “Scan” on the display). The display will indicate that it’s in scan mode. Use the “Four-Way Navigation” button to review channels and zones that were located. Press the “Home” button to exit scanning.
4Speak and transmit a message by pushing the “PTT” button, while using the channel of your choice. While the “PTT” button is held down, speak into the microphone. Let go of the “PTT” button to hear responses. The XTS can’t receive a response if the “PTT” button is held down.