Display & brightness settings
There are two display options for the GCX remote control, day and night. For best screen visibility during the day use the day setting, you will want to make sure you set the brightness based on your conditions, the brighter the sun, the brighter you will need the remote screen brightness. Anytime you can turn the brightness down by 10% you will save battery life. Night display mode will need to be reduced from 100% to as low as you can go and still read it so there is less ambient light emitted.
Sequence delay settings
The sequence delay is a pause in the sound sequence after the initial call sound file ends. You have the option to set it at 20 seconds or turn it to OFF, which creates a constant loop without pause. Using the 20 second pause will add some reality to sequences and extend your remote and call battery life.
Sleep mode settings
The sleep mode refers to the display sleep mode timer. There are three options for the sleep mode setting: 10 seconds,
30 seconds and 1 minute. The timer starts after you select a button and will go to sleep in the amount of time that you preset. To wake the remote simply press any button – it will not disrupt the calling. The next button that you select once the remote is awake will make a function change to the caller or the decoy. The shorter the timer setting, the more power you will reserve for your batteries.
Saving your settings
After making your setting changes simply press the MENU button. The remote will remember your settings until you change them. You may turn the remote off or allow it to go into sleep mode and it will return to what you set while in the Settings mode.
Call list screen (default)
Your GCX remote will default to the Call List Screen for your convenience. This is the screen you will need to navigate your call sounds to make a selection or to set up your Favorites. Notice the P1- and the P2- labels – these indicate whether the sounds are currently in PLAY or PAUSE mode. If the P-1 and file name is green, the sound should be playing. If you select the PAUSE button below the corresponding PLAY button, the P1- file name will pause and the words will turn from green to red in daytime mode, or from green to blue in nighttime mode, indicating that sound is no longer playing. To restart the sounds, press the PAUSE button once again and it will turn green and begin where it left off.
The purpose of two favorites lists is to separate your vocalization calls from your distress sounds for better organization and speed of retrieval. Favorites eliminate the need to navigate through folders and pages to locate sounds in the field. There are FAV1 and FAV2 shortcut lists for any sound that is on the Call List. Depending on the species and the time of the year you will want to change your favorites accordingly. Adding and removing sounds to your list is simple – here’s an example for FAV1:
• Locate sound on Call List
• Press & hold down on FAV1
• Sound will appear on FAV1 screen
• Press the FAV1 to return to Call List
• Locate next sound on Call List and repeat
• Save up to ten sounds per FAV List
To remove sounds from your FAV1 or FAV2 list, go to the FAV page you wish to change and highlight the sound you want to remove. Press and hold the FAV button of the page you are on for 2-3 seconds, and the sound will disappear. Once the sound is gone from the list, you may replace it with another – simply press the FAV button to go to your Call List.
Playing a sound on P1 that is in FAV2 is not an issue – you are able to play 2 sounds from the same list, or opposite lists, or the Call List. There are many options with the GCX remote control.
Creating a coax call
The purpose of the coax button is to pull a stubborn or apprehensive coyote in closer by stopping all of the other calls and selecting a coax sound at the same time with the press of one button. To program the coax sound, or an after-shot pup distress sound, you will need to locate the sound that you wish to use in your call list. Once you have the sound highlighted, press and hold the plain white small button between the CALL and VOLUME arrow buttons. It works exactly like the FAV 1 and FAV 2 buttons, but it stores one sound, and will stop both of your other sounds and default to volume level 4. To remove the coax sound, press and hold the small button once again while the coax sound is highlighted in the coax screen and it will disappear.