Community Messenger
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The Community Messenger
How do I make it work?
Rules For Proper Operation
Community Messenger Quick Installation
Community Messenger Unit
Data Signal:
Volume Control:
Power Supply:
DB9 connector (RS232 data port):
Batteries are Low
Please Replace the 6 AA Size Batteries
Signal Problems
Blinking Red Light
If The Unit Isn’t Receiving a Signal:
Opening Screen
The Key Pad
Alpha Mode
The Menu
Set Phone Numbers
A. Personal Contact Phone Numbers
B. Emergency Contact Phone Numbers
C. Alpha Mode
D. Alarm Setting
2. The Clock/Alarm Clock
3. Radio Station.
4. Select Community
Scrolling Ads
Community Messages
Personal Contact Messages
Emergency Messages
Zip Codes
Traffic Reports
Entertainment Radio
Live Messages
Additional Information
Things not to do with the receiver:
Important Safety Instructions
Options and Accessories
FM Tuner (addition)
Auto Power Accessory
Message Printer
Class B Equipment
Limited Ninety Day Warranty

I. Introduction

The Community Messenger

The Community Messenger is a state of the art communication tool that is capable of changing the way America conveys information between people and groups of people. Your Community Messenger brings you specific messages in text form, with an audio alert for group messaging such as your church and school. It can give you the ability to select information about traffic and news. It can let you know of impending danger (tornado, flood, storm, fire, poison, etc.). It can also do traditional paging. It uses your hometown FM radio station to deliver the data to you on your DataFM radio. You can read more about this on DataFM’s home page, The DataFM Community Messen-ger does not continually provide you with alerts that have no affect on you, since messages can be demographically and geographically directed toward you or your group.

How do I make it work?

There are only two things you have to do to make the unit work. You must tune the unit to the “Home Radio Station”. For details see page 14. You must also be certain that you have a good signal. For details see page 8. Most of the functions mentioned in this manual work automatically once you tune to your “Home Radio Station”. It is only when you need to tailor the radio to meet your individual needs that you must begin special programming functions. These tailoring func-tions are simple but even simple tasks when first performed seem complicated. We have made the unit as user friendly as we know how. Please read the manual and if you have any questions, we have on-line help at E-mail us at and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you should have any suggestions about how we can make the manual easier to read or use, please send your suggestions to us at the above e-mail address.