SETTING UP NX-5000 RADIOS FOR BLUETOOTH
Mobile Radio NX-5XXX
Go to Optional
Features/Optional Features 1/Serial Interface
COM port Bluetooth = Data
Set PC Interface Protocol = Version 2
Go to Optional
Features/Optional Features 2/GPS Bluetooth
Uncheck GPS (Android device controls GPS)
(RF Deck/Control Head 1)
Under Bluetooth, check Bluetooth Discoverable
- In Bluetooth Device Name Panel select
Name Type = Text.
- Enter a Text Name e.g. WebLink-001
(each Android device MUST be matched to
the Radio UID).
Personal/System X/System Information/NXDN Conventional
Under Unit ID (Own) enter a unit ID for this unit. This ID
must also be set in the DataGate server to identify
transmissions from/to this radio.
Personal/System X/Personal Features/NXDN Conventional
Base ID Type = Unit ID
Set the Base ID to the ID programmed into the base unit.
Update radio settings and close programmer.
- Using the radio buttons, MENU scroll to Bluetooth.
and ensure there is a spare Bluetooth device option. The radios can handle
up to three devices.
- Restart the radio.
ANDROID SMARTPHONE OR TABLET SETTINGS
If you are setting up a new Android device you may have to
allow the following.
- Allow unknown application.
- Update Google Play
First time set-up requires the Android device and target
NX-5000 radio to be in close proximity to enable pairing. Also a copy of Weblink
Kenwood BT should be installed and running.
- Open Android settings
- Turn on Bluetooth (ensure Bluetooth is active in the
- double click on the Bluetooth line to open the
- Any paired units will be displayed.
- Tap "search for devices" usually located in the top
- The Target radio should appear in "AVAILABLE DEVICES"
- Tap the WeblinkXXX line to start pairing. Both the radio
and Android device should display a matched pairing code.
- Quickly OK pairing in both the radio and device. You may
have to repeat if the link timed out.
This completes the radio to device pairing. Thereafter the
device will automatically pair with the assigned radio when in range. You should
hear two beep after a few seconds confirming pairing is active.
Bluetooth paring has to be set-up carefully. Both the Android device and the
WebGate App have to be paired. It may be necessary to power cycle the radio a
couple of times. We have also noticed that the Radio Bluetooth screen may state
the Bluetooth is not connected when it actually is. It is best to send a test
message which the radio is in front of you. The radio should go into transmit
mode as soon as the Android message is sent over the Bluetooth link.
SET UP WEBLINK IN ANDROID DEVICE (ensure you have
installed the latest WebLink Kenwood BT version) e.g. WebLink KW v3 xxx
As it is assumed that the Android Tablet/Smartphone will
be dedicated for NEXEDGE NX5XXXX text messaging, it is advisable to turn of WiFi
the device when not required.
- Within WebLink screen tap on settings
- Enter password slowly. Default is "admin1234"
- Select NETWORK
- Touch Scan
- Select the paired link. Should be WeblinkXXX
- Enter the Radio UID e.g. U00001
- Tap SAVE to complete BT settings
GPS data is processed separately within the NEXEDGE Radio
and transmitted over the network.
Due to limited NEXEDGE bandwidth, Maps cannot be streamed into the device so WebGate only processes two-way text messaging.
Base Radio Set-Up
- Go to Edit/Optional Features/Optional Features 1/Common Page 3 menu.
- COM port 1 = Data + GPS Data Output, 2 Stop Bit,
- Go to Edit/NXDN/General 1 menu.
- Enter a Unit ID (Own) for this unit. This ID must also be set in the DataGate server to identify transmissions from this radio.
- Base ID Type = Unit ID
- Set the Base ID to the ID programmed into the base unit.
Base Radio Connections
There are a number of ways to connect the base radio to the
computer running DataGate.
- Direct serial cable connection.
- Serial to Ethernet adaptor. This permits remote connections
- Direct IP to repeater using IP Console.
For additional support when connection problems appear
The following diagram shows the connections required to adapt
the radio's DB-25 connector to a female DB-9.
Radio DB-25 to DB-9
The following diagram shows the connections required to adapt the radio's DB-25 connector to a
male DB-9. (to connect to MDT5700)
Radio DB-25 to DB-9 Male wiring
Refer to the main
NXDN setup page