HTX-200 Mini Handheld 2-Meter FM Amateur Transceiver
(190-1102)                 Features                   Faxback Doc. # 52048

Your RadioShack HTX-200 Mini Handheld Two-Meter FM Amateur Transceiver is 
compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry almost anywhere.  The 
crystal controlled circuitry provides accurate and stable channel 
selection, making it an ideal choice for your amateur communications 

Note:  You must have a Technician Class or higher Amateur Radio Operator's 
License, and a call sign issued by the FCC, to legally transmit using this 
transceiver.  Transmitting without a license carries heavy penalties.  
Getting a license is easier than ever.  See "Introduction to Amateur 
Radio" in Faxback Doc. # 52049 for more information.

Here are some of your transceiver's features.

        200 mW/1 Watt Output - the transceiver automatically transmits at
                               200 mW output when powered by internal
                               batteries, or at 1 Watt output when powered
                               by an external 9-volt power source.

CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded - helps reduce interference from other nearby
  Squelch System) subaudible   systems operating on the same frequency.
                        tone   Encoding and decoding tone unlocks squelch
                               when received.

             Repeater Offset - lets you select an appropriate offset value
                               to match a local repeater.

                        Scan - the transceiver scans frequency range and
                               memory channels for transmissions.

                  Power Save - conserves battery power when the
                               transceiver is not transmitting or

Programmable Frequency Steps - lets you set the frequency increment for
                               tuning or scanning to 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20,
                               25, 50 kHz, or 1 MHz steps.

                Alert Melody - you can set the radio to play a short,
                               selectable melody when it transmits, and
                               play the same melody when it receives a
                               tone encoded signal.

   Signal Strength Indicator - a graduated bar shows the relative strength
                               of the received signal.

              Time-Out Timer - lets you set a maximum transmission time
                               interval from 0 to 990 seconds to make the
                               best use of repeater transmission time.

       Busy Channel Lock Out - prevents transmitting while the selected
                               channel is receiving a signal.

                    TX Delay - continues transmitting to prevent noise at
                               the end of a transmission as you release
                               the push-to-talk (PTT) button.

                  Scan Delay - delays restart of scanning when the radio
                               locks onto a channel.

  Earphone Jack and External - lets you connect an optional earphone,
             Microphone Jack   external microphone, or combination headset
                               for more flexible operation.

         External Power Jack - lets you use an external power source for
                               maximum output.

         30 Memory Locations - lets you store up to 30 frequencies and
                               other settings.

                  Back Light - makes your transceiver easy to operate in
                               low-light situations.

                    Key-Lock - lets you lock the transceiver's keys to
                               prevent accidentally changing settings.

We recommend you record your transceiver's serial number here.  The number 
is on the transceiver's back panel.

Serial Number: ___________________________

Manual Conventions

Your transceiver's buttons perform multiple functions.  The abbreviation 
or symbol for a function is printed on, below, or above each button.

To activate certain transceiver features, you must press FUNC (function) 
and another button at the same time.  Those key combination instructions 
are printed as first button name, +, then the second button name.  For 
example, FUNC + LOCK means hold down FUNC while you press LOCK.

Button names are printed in small, bold, capital letters such as BEEP or 
SC.  Words, symbols, and numbers that appear on the display are printed 
using a distinctive typeface such as 146.940 or BUSY.

FCC Information

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.

(EB 4/9/99)

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