USAlert WatchDog Voice Pager

The USAlert WatchDog is a 2-Tone Voice Pager operational in the VHF or UHF frequency bands. Ruggedly designed for use by first-responders and others in the public safety markets, the WatchDog is available in 1, 2, or 5 channel models. The pager features a 16 character true alphanumeric LCD for displaying the date and time an alert was received, programmed text identifying the alerting address, the number of the alert, and many operational changes configured from the front panel buttons. The WatchDog is IP66 certified, meaning it protects against any dust intrusion and powerful jets of water from any direction. The WatchDog Pager comes with a 2 year warranty and an option for 5 years. The WatchDog is built in the USA..

Manufacturer: USAlert

The WatchDog is fully synthesized and can be programmed for 15 addresses per channel.  Audio output is clear and very loud.  It has separate receiver boards for wide and narrowband operation making it not only narrowband capable, but narrowband compliant.  There are three scan modes available in the multi-channel models that will scan up to 5 channels.  Priority Scan, Selective Call Scan, and Channel Scan offer multiple options and maximum flexibility when determining a scanning configuration.  Models with Voice Memory Playback can record and store up to 4 minutes of messages.  Stored messages are retained in memory even if the pager is turned off or the batteries removed.

All WatchDog Pagers include a battery charger and a set of 3 “AAA” rechargeable batteries.  Standard alkaline batteries can be used in an emergency.  If message reception range needs to be extended, a charger with antenna is one of the many accessories available for the USAlert WatchDog Pager.  Demo units are available upon request.

The WatchDog is fully synthesized and can be programmed for 15 addresses per channel.  Audio output is clear and very loud.  It has separate receiver boards for wide and narrowband operation making it not only narrowband capable, but narrowband compliant.  There are three scan modes available in the multi-channel models that will scan up to 5 channels.  Priority Scan, Selective Call Scan, and Channel Scan offer multiple options and maximum flexibility when determining a scanning configuration.  Models with Voice Memory Playback can record and store up to 4 minutes of messages.  Stored messages are retained in memory even if the pager is turned off or the batteries removed.

All WatchDog Pagers include a battery charger and a set of 3 “AAA” rechargeable batteries.  Standard alkaline batteries can be used in an emergency.  If message reception range needs to be extended, a charger with antenna is one of the many accessories available for the USAlert WatchDog Pager.  Demo units are available upon request.

WatchDog Programming Software

*(firmware version 5.16 and later)

 

Software Version

VU5A

Download Programming Software

Date Published

4 Aug 2017

File Size

0.9 MB

 

*Check the firmware version by first turning the pager off. Hold down the top button (Reset Button) and turn the pager on. Caution: the pager is very loud. The firmware version will be the first display. Return to normal operation by turning the pager off and then back on.

 

WatchDog Programming Software

*(firmware version 5.08 and earlier)

 

Software Version

V02S

Download Programming Software

Date Published

15 Dec 2011

File Size

0.6 MB

 

USB-to-Serial Converter Driver

 

Software Version

V110

Download Programming Software

Date Published

29 Dec 2009

File Size

2.3 MB

 

**Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

 

Software Version

V2.0

Download Programming Software

Date Published

7 Nov 2005

File Size

22.3 MB

 

**If running Windows 8, .NET Framework 2.0 is included. Enable the file by going to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn windows features on or off, and checking the box for .NET Framework 3.5 (includes.NET 2.0 and 3.0).

 

 

   WatchDog Alert Tone "A"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "B"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "C"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "D"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "E"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "F"

   WatchDog Alert Tone "U"

Products specifications
Pager Type Voice
Code Format 2-Tone
Freq. Band (VHF) 138 - 174 MHz
Freq. Band (UHF) 406 - 512 MHz
Alerting Sensitivity (VHF) 2.0 uV/m
Alerting Sensitivity (UHF) 3.5 uV/m
Selectivity 65 dB
Spur and Image Rejection > 55 dB
Frequency Stability VHF: ≤ ± 10 ppm, UHF: ≤ ± 5 ppm
Channel Spacing (NB) 12.5 kHz
Channel Spacing (WB) 25 kHz
Programmable Addresses 15 / Channel (10 2-Tone, 5 Long Tone)
Display Type Alphanumeric 16 Chars/Line
Alerting Level > 100 dB SPL @ 30 cm (12")
Voice Level 98 dB SPL @ 30 cm (12")
Battery Type (3) NiMH Rechargeable "AAA"
Operating Temperature 0 C to +50 C
Storage Temperature -40 C to +85 C
Weight 105 grams (3.7 oz)
Dimensions 114 X 57 X 25 mm (4.5 X 2.25 X 1.0 inch)
Products specifications
Pager Type Voice
Code Format 2-Tone
Freq. Band (VHF) 138 - 174 MHz
Freq. Band (UHF) 406 - 512 MHz
Alerting Sensitivity (VHF) 2.0 uV/m
Alerting Sensitivity (UHF) 3.5 uV/m
Selectivity 65 dB
Spur and Image Rejection > 55 dB
Frequency Stability VHF: ≤ ± 10 ppm, UHF: ≤ ± 5 ppm
Channel Spacing (NB) 12.5 kHz
Channel Spacing (WB) 25 kHz
Programmable Addresses 15 / Channel (10 2-Tone, 5 Long Tone)
Display Type Alphanumeric 16 Chars/Line
Alerting Level > 100 dB SPL @ 30 cm (12")
Voice Level 98 dB SPL @ 30 cm (12")
Battery Type (3) NiMH Rechargeable "AAA"
Operating Temperature 0 C to +50 C
Storage Temperature -40 C to +85 C
Weight 105 grams (3.7 oz)
Dimensions 114 X 57 X 25 mm (4.5 X 2.25 X 1.0 inch)