User manual Motorola Talkabout T100 (English (2022)

User manual Motorola Talkabout T100 (English (1)








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RF Exposure and Product Safety Instructions for Portable Two-Way Radios General Populated and Uncontrolled Environments.


Before using this radio, refer to the important operating instructions

for safe usage and RF energy awareness and control for compliance

with applicable Standards and Regulations.

Compliance with RF Exposure Standards

Your Motorola Two-Way radio complies with the following RF energy

exposure standard and guidelines:

United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal Regulations; 47 CFR et seq. & FCC.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) C95.1.

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Protection (ICNIRP).

Ministry of Health (Canada) Safety Code 6 & Industry Canada


Australian Communications Authority Radiocommunications

Standard et seq.

Transmit and Receive Procedure

Your two-way radio contains a transmitter and a receiver. To control

your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population/

uncontrolled environment exposure limits, always adhere to the

following procedure:

Transmit no more than 50% of the time.

To receive calls, release the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button.

To transmit (talk), press the PTT button in front of the face.

Hold the radio in a vertical position with the microphone (and

other parts of the radio including the antenna) at least one inch

(2.5 centimeters) away from the nose or lips. Keeping the radio

at a proper distance is important to ensure compliance.

Note: RF exposure decreases with increasing distance from the


Body Worn Operation. When worn on the body, always place

the radio in a Motorola-approved clip, holder, holster, case or

body harness for this product.

Please refer to the following websites for more information on what

RF energy exposure is and how to control your exposure to assure

compliance with established RF exposure limits:


Two-way Radio Operation

Use only Motorola-approved supplied or replacement

antennas, batteries, and audio accessories. Use of non-

Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and wired or wireless

accessories may exceed the applicable RF exposure

guidelines (iEEE, ICNIRP or FCC).

For a list of Motorola-approved accessories for your radio

model, visit the following website: http://

Electromagnetic Interference/CompatibilityNote: Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to

electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded,

designed or otherwise configured for electromagnetic


This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is

subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2. This device must accept any interference received, including

interference that may cause undesired operation.

This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS

standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause interference, and

2. This device must accept any interference received, including

interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.


To avoid electromagnetic interference and/or compatibility conflicts,

turn off your radio in any facility where posted notices instruct you to

do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that

is sensitive to external RF energy.


When instructed to do so, turn off your radio when onboard an

aircraft. Any use of a radio must be in accordance with applicable

regulations per airline crew instructions.

Medical Devices – Pacemakers, Defibrillators or other Implanted Medical Devices

Persons with pacemakers, Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

(ICDs) or other active implantable medical devices (AIMD) should:

Consult with their physicians regarding the potential risk of

interference from radio frequency transmitters, such as

portable radios (poorly shielded medical devices may be more

susceptible to interference).

Turn the radio OFF immediately if there is any reason to

suspect that interference is taking place.

Do not carry the radio in a chest pocket or near the

implantation site, and carry or use the radio on the opposite

side of their body from the implantable device to minimize the

potential for interference.

Hearing Aids

Some digital wireless radios may interfere with some hearing aids. In

the event of such interference, you may want to consult your hearing

aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.

Other Medical Devices

If you use any other personal medical device, consult the

manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded

from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in

obtaining this information.

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Use of Communication Devices While Driving

Always check the laws and regulations on the use of radios in the

areas where you drive.

Give full attention to driving and to the road.

Use hands-free operation, if available.

Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call, if

driving conditions or regulations so require.

For Vehicle With Air Bags

Refer to the vehicle manufacturer’s manual prior to installation of

electronic equipment to avoid interference with air bag wiring.

Do not place a portable radio in the area over an air bag or in the air

bag deployment area. Air bags inflate with great force. If a portable

radio is placed in the air bag deployment area and the air bag

inflates, the radio may be propelled with great force and cause

serious injury to occupants of the vehicle.

Potentially Explosive Atmosphere

Turn off your radio prior to entering any area with a potentially

explosive atmosphere. Only radio types that are especially qualified

should be used in such areas as “Intrinsically Safe”. Do not remove,

install or charge batteries in such areas. Sparks in a potentially

explosive atmosphere can cause an explosion or fire resulting in

bodily injury or even death.

Note:The areas with potentially explosive atmosphere referred to

above include fueling areas such as below decks on boats,

fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas where the

air contains chemicals or particles (such as grain, dust or

metal powders) and any other area where you would normally

be advised to turn off your vehicle engine. Areas with

potentially explosive atmospheres are often – but not always


Blasting Caps and Areas

To avoid possible interference with blasting operations, turn off your

radio when you are near electrical blasting caps, in a blasting area, or

in areas posted “Turn off two-way radios”. Obey all signs and


Operational CautionsAntennas

Do not use any portable radio that has a damaged antenna. If a

damaged antenna comes into contact with your skin, a minor burn

can result.


All batteries can cause property damage and/or bodily injury such as

burns if a conductive material touches exposed terminals. The

conductive material may complete an electrical circuit (short circuit)

and become hot.

Exercise care when removing AAA batteries. Do not use sharp

or conductive tools to remove these batteries.

Exercise care in handling any charged battery, particularly

when placing it inside a pocket, purse or other container with

metal objects.

Do not discard your battery in a fire.

Do not replace the battery in any area labeled “Hazardous

Atmosphere”. Any sparks created in a potentially explosive

atmosphere can cause explosion or fire.

Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, shred or otherwise

attempt to change the form of your battery.

Do not dry a wet battery or damp battery with an appliance or

heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave oven.

If the radio battery contact area has been submerged in water,

dry and clean the battery contacts before attaching the battery

to the radio.


Use of GMRS frequencies is subject to the Rules and Regulations of

the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The FCC requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies obtain

a radio license before operating their equipment. To obtain the FCC

forms, please visit the FCC website at

index.htm?job=home to source form 605 and 159, which includes all

the instructions you will need.

If you wish to have the document faxed or mailed, or if you have

questions, please use the following contact information:


Use of Motorola radio in Canada is subject to the rules & regulations

of Industry Canada (IC). IC requires no license when operated in


Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola

Solutions may void the user authority granted by the IC/FCC to

operate this radio and should not be made. To comply with IC/FCC

requirements, transmitter adjustments should be made only by or

under the supervision of a person certified as technically qualified to

perform transmitter maintenance and repairs in the private land

mobile and fixed services as certified by an organization

representative of the user of those services. Replacement of any

transmitter component (crystal, semiconductor, etc) not authorized by

the IC/FCC equipment authorization for this radio could violate IC/

FCC rules.

Note: Use of this radio outside the country where it was intended to

be distributed is subject to government regulations and may

be prohibited.


Use of GMRS frequencies is subject to the Rules and Regulations of

the Federal Communications Institute (IFT) requires that all operators

using GMRS frequencies obtain a permit before operating their

equipment. To obtain a permit from the IFT, the user must proceed in

accordance with Articles 14 and 15 of the Federal

Telecommunications Law. Consult your local IFT office for more



Use of GMRS frequencies is subject to the Rules and Regulations of

the Regulatory Unit Communications Services (URSEC). URSEC

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requires that all operators using GMRS frequencies obtain a permit

before operating their equipment. The authorization shall depend on

the channel availability at the time the authorization is requested. To

obtain a permit from URSEC, consult your local URSEC office for

more information:


The Republic of Panama does not require authorization to use FRS/

GMRS radio equipment frequencies.

Installing the Batteries

1. Make sure your radio is OFF.

2. To remove the battery compartment door, by pressing the tab

at the bottom of the compartment door. Remove the door.

Insert 3 AAA batteries into the battery compartment.

3. Replace the battery compartment door.

Battery Level and Low Battery Alert Removing the Three AAA Alkaline Batteries

1. Turn the radio off.

2. With the back of the radio facing you, lift the battery cover latch

up and remove the cover.

3. Gently remove each alkaline battery by pulling the ribbon

attached to the radio.

4. Close the battery cover firmly.


Exercise care when removing AAA batteries. Do not use sharp

or conductive tools to remove either of these batteries.

Remove the batteries before storing your radio for extended

periods of time. Batteries corrode over time and may cause

permanent damage to your radio.

Attaching and Removing the Belt Clip

1. Attach the belt clip to the back of the radio until the clip clicks in


2. Attach the belt clip to pocket or belt strap until the clip clicks in


To Remove

1. Push the release tab on top of the belt clip to release the latch.

2. Pull the belt clip away from the back of the radio.

Read this reference guide completely before attempting to operate

the unit.

Turning Your Radio On/Off

Press and hold the MENU/ button to turn your radio ON/OFF.

Adjusting the Volume

1. Adjust the volume by pressing the and buttons.

2. When the volume reached level 0, the mute icon appears

permanently on screen.

Adjusting the Sound (Key Beeps)

Your radio emits a beep each time one of the buttons is pressed

(except the PTT button).

Press and hold the button while turning the radio ON to switch the

sound OFF.

To turn this sound ON, turn the radio OFF and ON again without

pressing the button.

Selecting a Channel

In order to speak to someone, both your radios must be set to the

same channel.

To select a channel:

1. Press MENU/ one time to enter Menu.

2. Press or to the required channel. An extended press

of or allows you to scroll through the channel rapidly.

3. Press PTT button to confirm the selection or MENU/ to

continue setup.

To communicate, all radios in your group must be set to the same


1. To talk, press and hold the PTT button. When transmitting, the

is shown.

2. When you are finished talking, release the PTT button.

3. When receiving, the is shown.

For maximum clarity, hold the radio one inch away from your mouth

and speak directly into the microphone. Do not cover the microphone

while talking.

Talk Range

Your radio is designed to maximize performance and improve

transmission range. Do not use the radios closer than five feet apart.

Push-to-Talk Timeout Timer

To prevent accidental transmissions and save battery life, the radio

emits a continuous warning tone and stops transmitting if you press

the PTT button for 60 continuous seconds.

Channel Scan Mode

Channel Scan Mode enables your radio to scan for active channels.

When activity is detected, your radio lands (stays) on that channel

(for two seconds). To transmit on that channel, press the PTT button.

When activity on the landed channel ends, your radio continues

scanning other channels.

To turn the channel scan ON:

1. Press MENU/ two times until appears.

2. Press / to start scanning. Press MENU/ or PTT to turn

OFF Scan mode.

Key Lock

1. Press and hold / until appears to lock the keypad.

2. When in lock mode, you can turn the radio on and off, adjust

the volume, send a call tone, receive, and transmit. All other

functions are locked.

3. Press and hold / , until disappears to unlock the


Monitor Mode

Your radio enables you to listen for weak signals on the current


To turn the Monitor Mode ON:

1. Press MENU/ three times until the Channel Monitor setting

flashes and the appears.

2. Press the / button for continuous listening. The icon

continues to appears.

To turn the Monitor Mode OFF:

1. Press the MENU/ button to return to “Normal” mode. The

icon stops appearing.

Roger Beep

Roger beep sounds to indicate the end of a PTT transmission. It can

be heard through the speaker when Key Beep is on. It cannot be

heard through the speaker if Key Beep is turned off.

Press and hold the button while turning the radio ON to turn the

Roger Beep ON. Repeat the step to turn Roger Beep OFF.

Automatic Power Save

For better battery life, your radio is designed to switch to Power Save

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mode when there has been no transmissions after three seconds.

The radio can receive transmissions in this mode

USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay


logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark

Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are

the property of their respective owners.

© 2016 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Consumer Two-Way Radio Products and Accessories purchased in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, and PanamaWhat Does this Warranty Cover?

Subject to the exclusions contained below, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

(“Motorola”) warrants the Motorola branded consumer

two-way radios that operate via Family Radio Service or General

Mobile Radio Service (“Products”), the Motorola branded or certified

accessories sold for use with these Products (“Accessories”) to be

free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal

consumer usage for the period(s) outlined below. This limited

warranty is the exclusive remedy of a consumer, and applies as

follows to new Products and Accessories and purchased by

consumers in the United States or Canada, which are accompanied

by this written warranty:

Who is Covered?

This warranty extends only to the first consumer purchaser, and is

not transferable.


Motorola Solutions, Inc., at its option, will at no charge repair, replace

or refund the purchase price of any Products or Accessories that do

not conform to this warranty. We may use functionally equivalent

reconditioned/ refurbished/ pre-owned or new Products or


What Other Limitations Are There?

Any Implied Warranties, Including Without Limitation

The implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular

purpose, shall be limited to the duration of this limited warranty,

otherwise the repair, replacement, or refund as provided under this

express limited warranty is the exclusive remedy of the consumers,

and is provided in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied. In

no event shall Motorola Solutions be liable, whether in contract or tort

(including negligence) for damages in excess of the purchase price

of the product or accessory, or for any indirect, incidental, special or

consequential damages of any kind, or loss of revenue or profits, loss

of business, loss of information or other financial loss arising out of or

in connection with the ability or inability to use the products or

accessories to the full extent these damages may be disclaimed by


Some states and jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion

of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation on the length of

an implied warranty, so the above limitations or exclusions may not

apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you

may also have other rights that vary from state to state or from one

jurisdiction to another.

How to Obtain Warranty Service or Other Information?

To obtain customer service or information:

USA and Canada


E-mail us at

Latin America

Toll free:

Mexico 001-855-241-8253

Panama 001-800-205-3867

Uruguay 598 – 24001716

Toll or long distance:

Spanish +001-312-725-5372

English +001-312-725-5368 (Spanish)

For Accessories:

Please call the telephone number designated above for the Product

with which they are used.

You will receive instructions on how to ship the Products or

Accessories at your expense, to Motorola or a Motorola Authorized

Repair Center. To obtain service, you must include: (a) a copy of your

receipt, bill of sale or other comparable proof of purchase; (b) a

written description of the problem; (c) the name of your service

provider, if applicable; (d) the name and location of the installation

facility (if applicable) and, most importantly; (e) your address and

telephone number.

For more information, please visit us at:

Safety and General Information

For a fax:

Contact the Fax-On-

Demand system

For mail service:

Call the FCC Forms


If you have questions

about the FCC License:

Call the FCC

1-202-418-0177 1-800-418-FORM (3676)



Licensing Information

Control Buttons




Call Tone/ Lock

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Display Screen Guide


Battery (2

Battery Levels)

Keypad Lock


Status (transmit/



This icon will show when battery is low and will blink

when battery is extremely low. Replace the batteries


Getting Started

Basic Radio Operations

Talking and Listening

Channel Frequency Description Channel Frequency Description

1 462.5625 MHz GMRS/FRS 12 467.6625 MHz FRS

2 462.5875 MHz GMRS/FRS 13 467.6875 MHz FRS

3 462.6125 MHz GMRS/FRS 14 467.7125 MHz FRS

4 462.6375 MHz GMRS/FRS 15 462.5500 MHz GMRS

5 462.6625 MHz GMRS/FRS 16 462.5750 MHz GMRS

6 462.6875 MHz GMRS/FRS 17 462.6000 MHz GMRS

7 462.7125 MHz GMRS/FRS 18 462.6250 MHz GMRS

8 467.5625 MHz FRS 19 462.6500 MHz GMRS

9 467.5875 MHz FRS 20 462.6750 MHz GMRS

10 467.6125 MHz FRS 21 462.7000 MHz GMRS

11 467.6375 MHz FRS 22 462.7250 MHz GMRS

Channels and Frequencies

Patent and Copyright Information


Products Covered Length Of Coverage

Products and Accessories

as defined above, unless

otherwise provided for


One (1) year from the date of

purchase by the first consumer

purchaser of the product unless

otherwise provided for below.


whose fully charged capacity

falls below 80% of their rated

capacity and batteries that


Products and Accessories

that are repaired or replaced

The balance of the original

warranty or for ninety (90) days

from the date returned to the

consumer, whichever is longer.

Exclusions From Warranty Coverage

Normal Wear and Tear:

Periodic maintenance, repair and replacement of Products or

Accessories due to normal wear and tear.

Abuse & Misuse:

Defects or damage that result from: (a) improper operation, storage,

misuse or abuse, accident or neglect, such as physical damage

(cracks, scratches, etc.) to the surface of the Products and

Accessories resulting from misuse; (b) contact with liquid, water,

rain, extreme humidity or heavy perspiration, sand, dirt or the like,

extreme heat, or food; (c) use of the Products or Accessories for

commercial purposes or subjecting the Product or Accessory to

abnormal usage or conditions; or (d) other acts which are not the

fault of Motorola.

Use of Non-Motorola branded Products and Accessories:

Defects or damage that result from the use of Non-Motorola

branded or certified products, accessories, software or other

peripheral equipment.

Unauthorized Service or Modification:

Defects or damages resulting from service, testing, adjustment,

installation, maintenance, alteration, or modification in any way by

someone other than Motorola or its authorized service centers.

Altered Products:

Products or Accessories with (a) serial numbers or date tags that

have been removed, altered or obliterated; (b) broken seals or that

show evidence of tampering; (c) mismatched board serial numbers;

or (d) nonconforming or non-Motorola branded housings, or parts.

Communication Services:

Defects, damages, or the failure of Products or Accessories due to

any communication service or signal you may subscribe to or use

with the Products or Accessories.


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To receive calls, release the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button. To transmit (talk), press the PTT button in front of the face. Hold the radio in a vertical position with the microphone (and other parts of the radio including the antenna) at least one inch (2.5 centimeters) away from the nose or lips.

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So in the menu you just hit menu. And you'll see the top one is the main channel so if i wanted to

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So now we can go with the plus or minus and select which frequency number we want. So we can go from

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More often than not, switching the battery for a good one will fix the issue. Total radio reset is another quick way to ensure the programming is in good order. To reset the radio, power on the device, while pressing the two volume buttons at the same time, as well as the PTT button.

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How to Change Channels on the Motorola Talkabout
  1. Press the "Menu" button on the face of the Talkabout walkie-talkie. The current channel flashes on the screen. Video of the Day.
  2. Press the "+" or "-" button to change the channel.
  3. Press the "PTT" button to save the channel setting. Tip.

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Change Channel Manually
  1. Turn the power knob clockwise to turn on the Motorola Talkabout.
  2. Press the "Menu" button to see the current channel flash on the screen.
  3. Press the "+" or "-" button to adjust the channel.
  4. Press the "PTT" button to save the channel.

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