HORIZON Marine Electronics INTREPID GX1260S 25 Watt VHF/FM Marine Transceiver Owner ' s Manual Submersible One-Button DSC Distress Call Automatically Sends Latitude & Longitude and Vessel ID Noise Canceling “Clear Voice” Microphone Latitude & Longitude Shown On Display When Connected To GPS Programmable Scan &...
TABLE OF CONTENTS FCC NOTICE ....................1 GENERAL INFORMATION ................2 INTRODUCTION ....................2 FCC/ INDUSTRY CANADA INFORMATION ............ 2 ACCESSORIES ....................3 PACKING LIST ....................3 OPTIONS ......................3 CONTROLS AND INDICATORS ..............4 CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS ..............4 INSTALLATION ....................
RECEIVING DSC CALLS ................21 Receiving a distress call ................21 Receiving a distress relay call ..............22 Receiving an all ships call ................ 22 Receiving a geographical area call ............22 Receiving an individual call ..............23 DSC / RADIO SETUP MODE ................. 24 SETUP ......................
FCC NOTICE NOTICE Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void compliance with FCC Rules. Any change or modification must be approved in writing by Standard Communications Corp. NOTICE This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
GENERAL INFORMATION 1.1 INTRODUCTION The Standard Communications Corp. (SCC) GX1260S is a VHF/FM transceiver designed for use in the frequency range of 156.025 to 163.275 MHz. It requires 13.8V for operation and has a switchable RF output power of 1 watt or 25 watts. The transceiver is capable of RTCMSC101 DSC (Digital Selective Calling) operation and intercom operation with the use of an optional CMP23 (remote-control speaker/microphone with display).
ACCESSORIES 2.1 PACKING LIST When the package containing the transceiver is first opened, please check it for the following contents: • GX1260S INTREPID Transceiver (White/Black) • CMP349W/CMP349B (White/Black Microphone attached to the transceiver) and hanger kit • Mounting Bracket and hardware •...
CONTROLS AND INDICATORS NOTE This section defines each control of the transceiver. See Figure 1 for location of controls. For detailed operating instructions refer to chapter 4 of this manual. 3.1 CONTROLS AND CONNECTIONS q POWER SWITCH/VOLUME CONTROL Turns the transceiver on and off as well as adjusts the audio volume. To turn the transceiver on press and hold this knob until the LCD turns on.
VOL/PWR Horizon INTREPID 16/9 SCAN DISTRESS PULL OPEN CALL /SET 16/9 Figure 1. Controls and Connectors GX1260S Owner’s Manual page 5...
WX Key Immediately recalls the previously selected NOAA weather channel from any channel location. Secondary use 1. Holding down the 16/9 key while pressing the WX key changes the mode from USA to International or Canadian. 2. Holding down the WX and SCAN key while turning the power on resets the microprocessor and erases scan channels from memory.
POS / IC key 1. Press the POS/IC key, when connected to a GPS receiver, to displays position data (LAT/LON) on the LCD. Secondary use Press and hold the POS/IC key to activate the intercom. The intercom feature is only possible when the optional RAM MIC (CMP23) is connected to the transceiver.
INSTALLATION 4.1 LOCATION 1. The radio can be mounted at any angle. Choose a mounting location that: • is far enough from any compass to avoid any deviation in compass reading due to the speaker magnet • provides accessibility to the front panel controls •...
2. Connect the red power wire to a 13.8 VDC 20% power source. Connect the black power wire to a negative ground. 3. If an optional remote extension speaker is to be used, refer to section 4.3 for connections. 4. It is advisable to have a Certified Marine Technician check the power output and the standing wave ratio of the antenna after installation.
4.4 CMB16 FLUSH MOUNT INSTALLATION 1. Make a rectangular template for the flush mount measuring 2 1/8" H x 5 3/4" W. 2. Use the template to mark the location where the rectangular hole is to be cut. Confirm the space behind the dash or panel is deep enough to accommodate the transceiver (at least 6 inches deep).
BASIC OPERATION 5.1 RECEPTION 1. After the transceiver has been installed, ensure that the power supply and antenna are properly connected. 2. Press and hold the VOL/PWR knob until the radio turns on. 3. Turn the SQL knob fully counterclockwise. This state is known as “squelch off”.
5.3 TRANSMIT TIME - OUT TIMER (TOT) When the PTT switch on the microphone is held down, transmit time is limited to 5 minutes. This prevents unintentional transmissions. About 10 seconds before automatic transmitter shutdown, a warning beep will be heard from the speaker(s).
5.6 NOAA WEATHER CHANNELS 1. To receive a weather channel, press the WX key from any channel. The transceiver will go to the last selected weather channel. 2. Press the UP or DOWN key on the microphone to select a different weather channel.
5.8 MEMORY SCANNING NOTE • During scanning, the dot matrix area of the LCD will show MEM- SCAN or PRI-SCAN depending on the scan mode selected. • The channel number shown is the last channel that a transmission was received on. 1.
5.10 POSITION INDICATION The transceiver has the ability to display the time and date as well as the vessel’s position (LAT/LON), if connected to a GPS receiver. 1. Press the POS key to display position JUN15 08:45P information. 35.55. 138.28. 2.
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING 6.1 GENERAL 6.1.1 Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Digital Selective Calling is a semi-automated method of establishing a radio call, it has been designated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as an international standard for establishing VHF, MF and HF radio calls.
6.2 SENDING A DISTRESS CALL The distress call automatically includes the vessel’s DSC MMSID and Lat/ Lon position. Refer to section 7.7, USER MMSID INPUT. The vessel’s position can be sent only if the transceiver is properly connected to an operating navigation receiver.
6.3 SENDING AN INDIVIDUAL CALL To send an individual call, see section 7.4 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORY SETUP. The individual call function allows you to transmit a DSC signal to a specific party only, prompting communication on a voice channel. 1. Select the traffic channel for voice communica- HI USA tion.
10. When an individual call acknowledgment with UNATTENED “unable to comply” is received, the established >SEND EXIT channel is automatically selected. 11. To cancel, select EXIT using the DOWN key and press the CALL/ SET key. This procedure can be also canceled as follows; Press the CALL/SET key or 16/9 key.
6.5 DSC STANDBY The DSC Standby function allows the transceiver to reply to DSC calls with the UNATTENDED message and log the calls for return at a more convenient time. When set to the DSC Standby mode, voice traffic may still be monitored on any selected channel.
6.6.1 Operation of Distress Call Waiting 1. Press the CALL/SET key. >INDIVIDUAL ALL SHIP The DSC CALLING menu will appear. STANDBY CALL WAIT 2. Press the UP or DOWN key to select CALL INDIVIDUAL ALL SHIP WAIT. STANDBY >CALL WAIT 3.
6. Press the UP or DOWN key to select the name. >NAME1 NAME2 NAME3 NAME4 7. Press the CALL/SET key to display the logged JUN15 08:45P ID987654321 call. >SEND EXIT 8. Press the CALL/SET key to resend the INDIVIDUAL CALL. 9.
NOTE You must continue monitoring channel 16 as a coast station may require assistance in any rescue attempt. 6.7.3 Receiving an all ships call 1. An all ships call is received. An emergency ALL SHIPS ID366911111 alarm sounds. JUN15 07:00P Then channel 16 is automatically selected.
DSC / RADIO SETUP MODE 7.1 SETUP 1. Press and hold down the CALL/SET key until >LAMP ADJUST CONTRAST the SETUP menu appears. INDIV DIR KEY BEEP 2. To select the items, press the UP or DOWN key. NOTE The RAM MIC CMP23 cannot change the SETUP menu.
7.4 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTORY SETUP (DSC) 1. Press and hold the CALL/SET key until the LAMP ADJUST CONTRAST SETUP menu is displayed. >INDIV DIR KEY BEEP 2. Select INDIVI DIR by using the UP or DOWN key. 3. Press the CALL/SET key to enter the individual N A M E –...
10. After entering the MMSID number press and 123456789 hold the CALL/SET key until the screen >NEXT EXIT prompts you to select NEXT or EXIT. 11. To enter another individual address select NEXT with the UP or DOWN key and press the CALL/SET key. Repeat steps 4 through 10. 12.
7.6 TIME OFFSET Sets the time difference between local time and UTC. Time is displayed when position (LAT/LON) is displayed by pressing the POS key. 1. Select TIME SET in the SETUP menu with the CONTRAST INDIV DIR UP or DOWN key. KEY BEEP >TIME SET 2.
7.7 USER MMSID INPUT 1. Select the USER MMSID in the SETUP menu INDIV DIR KEY BEEP with the UP or DOWN key. TIME SET >USER MMSID 2. Press the CALL/SET key. USER MMSID – – – – – – – – The user MMSID menu will appear, and the first space will blink.
RAM MIC OPERATION If the optional RAM Mic (CMP23) is connected to the remote microphone connector on the transceiver’s rear panel, then the transceiver can use the remote control operation except for a few functions. The RAM Mic has a maximum range of 50 feet (15 m) with the use of two 10-foot extension cables (CAW23).
16/9 SCAN LAMP LAMP CALL CALL Figure 5. CMP23 RAM Mic A/B Key This key is unavailable for this radio. IC Key Activates the intercom mode between the RAM Mic and the transceiver. Refer to section 8.3, INTERCOM OPERATION. WX Key Immediately recalls a weather channel from any channel location.
DOWN KEY ( Selects the desired channel and adjusts the volume and squelch levels. Each press decreases the channel number, volume level and squelch level. When held down, the channels or levels decrease continuously. UP KEY ( Selects the desired channel and adjusts the volume and squelch levels. Each press increases the channel number, volume level, and squelch level.
A weather channel. MEM Indicator The channel is in the transceiver’s scan memory. H/L Indicator “H” is high power. “L” is low power. Blank is a reception only channel. SQL/VOL Indicator “SQL” is squelch adjusting mode. “VOL” is volume adjusting mode. 8.3 INTERCOM OPERATION EXTERNAL SPEAKER...
MAINTENANCE The inherent quality of the solid-state components used in this transceiver will provide many years of continuous use. Taking the following precautions will prevent damage to the transceiver. * Never key the microphone unless an antenna or suitable dummy load is connected to the transceiver.
9.2 TROUBLESHOOTING CHART TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBABLE SYMPTOM REMEDY CAUSE No DC voltage to the Press and hold the Power switch/ T r a n s c e i v e r f a i l s t o transceiver, or blown power up.
SPECIFICATIONS Performance specifications are nominal, unless otherwise indicated, and are subject to change without notice. 10.1 GENERAL Channels ........... All USA, International and Canadian Input Voltage ..............13.8 VDC +/-20% Current Drain Standby ..................0.5A Receive ..................1.5A Transmit ..............6A (Hi); 1.7A (Lo) Dimensions ............
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