Uniden GMR1058-2CK(4CK) Two-Way Radio User Manual

Choosing a Channel
Your radio has 22 channels and 38 CTCSS codes
you can use to talk to others.In order to speak to
someone, each of you must set to the same
channel and CTCSS code.
To choose a channel:
With the radio in "Normal" mode press the
ch key
and press the or key to increase or decrease
the channel number displayed.
Note: FRS Channels 8-14 have an expectancy
range of up to 3 miles.GMRS channels 1-7, 15-22
have an expectancy range of up to 10 miles by
pressing the Power boost button.You can know
which GMRS or FRS channel is active by the icon.
The icon indicates GMRS channel, and the
icon indicates FRS channel.
Choosing a CTCSS Code
Each of the channels 1-22 may have any one of
the codes, OFF or 1-38 selected.Code oF (OFF)
indicates no CTCSS code selected and your radio
can receive a signal regardless of the code settings
of the transmitting radio.
* Range may vary depending on environmental and/or topographical conditions.
• Power Boost Button for
Maximum Range
• 15 GMRS / 7 FRS Channels
• Up to 10 Mile Range*
• 5 Selectable Call Tone Alerts
• Backlit LCD Display
• Roger Beep
• Key Beep on/off
• 38 CTCSS Code
• Optional Headset Accessory
• Headset Jack
1 Antenna
2 PTT (Push-To-Talk) Button
3 Power boost Button
4 Monitor Key
5 Call Key
6 Scan Key
7 Speaker
8 Channel Key
9 Headset Jack
10 Up Key
11 On/off/select Key
12 Down Key
13 Microphone
14 Battery Level Meter
15 Receive Indicator
16 Power Boost Indicator
17 Call Indicator
18 Scan Indicator
19 Channel Indicator
20 CTCSS Indicator
21 Transmit Indicator
22 Volume Setting Indicator
23 VOX Indicator
24 Keypad Lock Indicator
25 GMRS/FRS Indicator
26 Charging Contacts
27 Charging LED
Congratulations on your purchase of the Uniden
GMR1058-2CK(4CK) (General Mobile Radio
Service) radios.These products are lightweight,
palm-sized radios.Use them at sporting events to
stay in contact with family and friends, hiking,
skiing, outdoors, or in a neighborhood watch for
vital communication.These compact, state-of-the-
art devices are equipped with many features.
Your package contains two(four) radios, this
reference guide including the product registration
card, two(four) Belt Clips, two(four) rechargeable
NiMH battery packs(#BP38), two(four) AC adapters
(#AD-0001), and two(four) recharging
cradles(#RC6488).To order headsets, replacement
batteries, or other accessories, visit our website at
www.uniden.com or call 1-800-554-3988, Mon-Fri,
8 a.m.to 5 p.m.CST.Use only Uniden accessories.
NiMH Battery Pack - #BP38
Charging Cradle - #RC6488
AC Adapter - #AD-0001
Headset - #HS2467
The GMR1058-2CK(4CK) radio operates on the
General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS)
frequencies which require a Federal
Communication Commission license to operate.
For licensing information and application forms,
visit the FCC online at: www.fcc.gov/wtb/uls or
call the FCC hotline at 1-800-418-3676. If you
have any questions you can contact the FCC
direct at 1-888-225-5322.
No license is required for operation on channels
8-14 or operation on any channel in Canada.
Your GMR1058-2CK(4CK) radio uses the NiMH
battery pack or 4 AAA alkaline batteries (not
included).If alkaline batteries are used, we
recommend using high quality alkaline batteries.
To install the Ni-MH battery pack:
1) Make sure your radio is OFF.
2) Remove the battery compartment door by
pressing up the tab at the bottom of the
compartment door allowing the door to be
3) Install the NiMH battery pack into the battery
In order to get the most out of your new radio, read
this reference guide completely before attempting to
operate the unit.
Turning the Radio On and Adjusting the Volume
1) Press and hold the sel/ key to turn the unit
ON, and increase the speaker volume by
pressing the key.To decrease the volume,
press the key.
Battery Level Meter
Channel Monitor
Channel Scan
Keypad Lock
Belt Clip
NiMH Battery Pack and
This unit has a battery level meter on the display to
indicate the status of the batteries.When the
batteries in the unit are very low, the battery level
meter icon will flash.Replace the alkaline
batteries immediately or if you are using the NiMH
battery pack, you must recharge the battery in
order to continue using the radio.
Warning! To avoid the risk of personal injury or
property damage from fire or electrical shock, only
use the Uniden accessories specifically designated
for this product.
1) To enter the Menu, press the sel/ key.
2) Additional presses of the sel/ key will
advance you through the Menu until exiting to
"Normal" operating mode.
3) Other methods of exiting the Menu function are:
a.Press and hold the sel/ key again.
b.Press buttons or keys (except and keys).
c.Wait 10 seconds until the unit automatically
returns to Normalmode.
1) Enter the Menu.The CTCSS code on the LCD
display will appear.
2) Press the or key to increase or decrease
the code number displayed.You can also select
oF (OFF) at this stage.
3) Exit the Menu.
Talking on Your Radio
To talk to others using the radio:
1) Press and hold the PTT button and speak in a
clear, normal voice about 2-3 inches away from
the microphone.While you are transmitting, the
icon will appear on the display.To avoid
cutting off the first part of your transmission,
pause slightly after pressing the PTT button
before you start talking.
2) When you are finished speaking, release the PTT
button.You can now receive incoming calls.While
receiving, the icon will appear on the display.
Note: When you press the Power boost button,
boost and icon appear on the display.The
radio will transmit Maximum power when a GMRS
channel is selected.After one minute past when
the boost transmission is established, the
transmission stops automatically, and you will hear
a boost time out error tone.
Voice Operated Transmission
Your GMR1058-2CK(4CK) radio is equipped with a
user selectable Voice Operated Transmitter (VOX)
that can be used for automatic voice transmissions.
The VOX feature is designed to be used with a
headset with a microphone.Transmission is
initiated by speaking into the remote microphone
instead of pushing the PTT button.
To select the VOX level:
1) Enter the Menu. Advance through the Menu until
the vox icon appears on the display.The current
level (OFF, 1-3) will be indicated.Level
oF (OFF)
disables VOX, while levels (1-3) set the
sensitivity of the VOX circuit.
2) Press either the or key to the desired VOX
sensitivity level.Use level 1 for increased
sensitivity to voice in normally quiet
environments, and use a higher level to reduce
undesired activation in very noisy environments.
3) Exit the Menu.
Transmitting a Call Tone
Your GMR1058-2CK(4CK) radio is equipped with 5
selectable call tones that will be transmitted when
call key is pressed.
Normal NormalCTCSS VOX Level Call Tone Key Lock
OFF, 1-38 OFF, 1-3
2) Press and hold the sel/ key again to turn the
unit OFF.
Adjusting the Sound (Key Beeps)
Your radio emits a beep each time one of the buttons
or keys (except for the PTT and Power boost button,
and call key) are pressed.To turn this sound OFF,
press and hold call key while turning ON the radio.
Repeat this step to turn the sound ON.
Navigating through the Menu
To access the advanced features of the GMR1058-
2CK(4CK), your radio has a Menu function.
If you use the rechargeable NiMH battery pack,
two(four) GMR1058 radios can be charged by using
the charging cradles.
Make sure to turn the radio OFF before placing
the radio in the charging cradle.Otherwise the
battery level meter icon won’t indicate properly.
1) Connect the AC adapter (# AD-0001) to DC IN
9V jack and to a standard 120V AC wall outlet.
2) Set the charging cradle on the desk or tabletop,
and place the radio in the charging cradles with
the keypad facing forward.
3) Make sure that the LED illuminates.Charge the
battery pack for 16 hours and remove the radio
from the charging cradle after charge.
Note: The charge indicator LED will remain on as
long as the radios are left in the charger.
To select a call tone:
1) Enter the Menu. Advance through the Menu until
call icon is shown on the display.The
current call tone number (1-5) will be indicated.
2) Press the or key to increase or decrease
the number to the desired call tone.Each tone
will be heard through the speaker.
3) Exit the Menu.
To transmit the selected call tone, press the call
key.The selected tone will automatically be
transmitted for a fixed length of time.
Keypad Lock
To Lock the keypad:
1) Enter the Menu. Advance through the Menu until
the icon appears on the display.The current
key Lock status oF (OFF) blinks on the display.
2) To switch the key Lock mode from OFF to ON,
press the key.
3) To confirm the setting, press the sel/ key.The
radio returns to the "Normal" mode.
Note: If you exit the setting mode by pressing
other than the sel/ key, the key Lock setting will
be set to OFF.
To Unlock the keypad:
1) Press and hold the sel/ key to turn the unit
2) Press and hold the sel/ key again to turn the
unit ON.The keypad is unlocked.
Channel Scan Feature
Your GMR1058-2CK(4CK) radio has a channel
Scan feature that allows you to easily Scan all 22
channels.When an active channel is detected, the
unit will pause on that channel until the channel is
clear.Then after a 2 second delay, the unit will
continue scanning.Pressing the PTT or Power
boost button while the Scan is paused on a
channel will allow you to transmit on that channel.
To turn ON channel scanning:
scn key until the scan... icon is displayed.
The channel number on the display will change as
the radio rapidly cycles through the channels.
To turn OFF channel scanning:
Press the
sel/ key, call key, scan key, PTT
button or Power boost button.
compartment.Be certain to follow the instruction
written on the label on the battery pack.
Installing the battery pack incorrectly will prevent
the unit from operating.
4) Replace the battery compartment door.