Westchester County Department of Emergency Services Hospital User Training For Motorola XTL2500 (Base Radios) Andrew J. Spano Anthony W. Sutton County Executive DES Commissioner Training Objectives: Upon completion of this training, attendees should have A basic understanding of the radio system – How it works – Who can you talk to – How to use the radio in your Hospital ED (Motorola XTL2500 Mobile Radio) Westchester County Interoperable Radio System System Features – Voice Recording (All trunk channels recorded) – Radio use analysis software NOTE: When we reference “Talk Groups” we are referring to Radio Channels A 60 – CONTROL Power Button To Turn Radio On: 1. Press the Power button. When the radio is turned on, it will display Notes: “XTL 2500’, then it performs a self check. If FAIL ##/## is displayed, the radio will not To Turn Radio Off: Press power button function until it is serviced. NOTE: If a problem occurs, an error code “ERROR THE RADIO SHOULD ALWAYS BE LEFT ON WITH ##/##” will be displayed. THE VOLUME SET AT AN AUDIBLE VOLUME Contact DES or your radio repair service for direction. A 60 – CONTROL Volume Knob •Raise and lower volume by turning the knob. To adjust display brightness: A 60 – CONTROL Press the Dimmer Button to change the Dimmer Button display brightness. It has four levels: off- high-medium-low When OFF, both the display and the backlight will be turned off. PTT (PUSH TO TALK) BUTTON To transmit (talk) on the radio: 1. Lift the microphone off hook/desk, press and hold the microphone PTT button. - If you hear a continuous low- If you hear three quick tones and the pitched tone when pushing the red XMIT (transmit) lights steadily, PTT button, the radio is unable proceed with your message. to access the system. (should not happen from fixed sites). If the system is busy (unlikely) you will Red XMIT indicator light may hear a busy tone and the yellow (busy) flash as the radio tries to access light will flash the system. Release the PTT If you experience a “busy”, release the button and try again. PTT button and wait for three quick - If the transmit problem persists, tones. Press and hold the PTT button report the problem to DES or to transmit your message within three your radio repair vendor. seconds after hearing the three tones. Note: Time out timer enabled Release the PTT button to hear the person on the radio. (60 Seconds) Zone Select or Change A 60 CONTROL ZONE 1. The display shows the current bank Home Button and channel. • A bank / zone is a group of 2. Press the button below ZONE. channels. 3. Press either or arrow right or • To Select a bank / zone: left to select the desired zone (in display) 4. Press the home button or the PTT button to save the displayed zone as the new home (default) zone. • The zone name stops flashing once it is saved. 4. Press the PTT button to begin talking on the new channel. Selecting a Channel: •To select a Channel: Home Button Channel Knob A 60 – CONTROL PTT (Push To Talk) 1. Turn the channel Knob until the desired channel is displayed. 2.Press the PTT button to talk on the new channel. Emergency Button: Emergency Button EMERGENCY 1. If you press the Emergency button it will activate 2. If you purposely push the emergency button, the emergency call/alarm feature (the display will press the PTT button and announce your alternate between EMERGENCY and the current emergency. zone/channel). The radio identifier will alarm and flash on each dispatch position in the ECC until it 3. To reset the emergency button, press and hold is reset. The ECC will call the radio to confirm the emergency button until you hear a tone. there is no emergency. The EM ERGENCY display will reset and the Pushing the emergency button will place the radio will return to normal operation. radio back on the home channel Note: Turning the radio off also cancels the emergency state. Westchester Interoperable Radio Communication Guidelines To optimize system use and minimize the possibility of a busy* signal – Use Plain English and avoid 10 codes – Transmit short concise messages – Avoid lengthy / unnecessary communications – Avoid slang, acronyms etc *Busy signals prevent your talking on the system. DES Oversight: Please provide feedback; suggestions; or requests to DES – Phone: (914) 231-1684 – Fax: (914) 813-4106 – Web form: www.westchestergov.com/emergserv Report incidents of questionable or poor coverage experienced. Questions?