HTX-245 Mini Handheld 2m/70cm FM Amateur Transceiver
(190-1106)                 Features                   Faxback Doc. # 58620

Your RadioShack Mini Handheld 2m/70cm FM Amateur Transceiver is compact 
and lightweight, making it easy to carry almost anywhere.  The crystal 
controlled circuitry provides accurate and stable frequency selection, 
making it an ideal choice for your amateur communications needs.

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. # 58621 for more

Here are some of your transceiver's features.

  Deluxe-Featured Dual-Band - means flexible transmitting options with 
                      Radio   the latest built-in conveniences.  Its 
                              compact size and light weight are perfect 
                              for an amateur radio operator on the go.

Full 16-Key DTMF (Dual-Tone - lets you dial and make telephone connections
    Multi Frequency) Keypad 

     Up to 1.5 Watts Output - the transceiver transmits at 700 mW output 
                              when powered by internal alkaline batteries,
                              or a 1.5 Watt output when powered by an
                              external 6-volt power source.

        50 Memory Locations - lets you store up to 50 frequencies and 
                              other settings. 

     5-Step S/RF and 4-Step - assure accurate signal and battery strength 
    Battery Strength Meters   readings.

     CTCSS (Continuous Tone - both encodes and decodes 50 subaudible tones
      Coded Squelch System)   to help reduce interference from other near
            Subaudible Tone   by systems operating on the same frequency.

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

                       Scan - the transceiver scans its full frequency
                              range and 50 memory locations for 

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

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

  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 20 minutes in 5-minute 

 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.

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

Manual Conventions

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

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

Button names are printed in small, bold, capital letters such as VFO or 
SC.  Words, symbols, and numbers that appear on the display are printed 
using a distinctive typeface, such as 146.94 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.

(BR EB 2/15/00)

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