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  • Page 1 UM380 WATERPROOF DSC MARINE RADIO RADIO MARITIME ASN HYDROFUGE RADIO MARÍTIMA DSC IMPERMEABLE For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc ( 8312 Sidbury Rd. Wilmington, NC 28411 (800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281 OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION GUÍA DE UTILIZACIÓN For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc (
  • Page 2: Making A Voice Distress Call

    Making a Distress Call Lift the red cover. Press and hold the button for three seconds. Your radio transmits your boat’s location every few minutes DISTRESS until you receive a response. nOte: if the radio displays Enter User MMSI, cancel the automatic distress call and make a normal voice distress call.
  • Page 3: Faire Un Appel De Détresse Vocal

    Faire un appel De Détresse Soulevez le couvercle rouge. Maintenez la touche DISTRESS enfoncée pendant trois secondes. Le UM380 transmet la position de votre bateau à intervalles réguliers de quelques minutes, jusqu’à ce que vous receviez une réponse. Soulevez le couvercle rouge reMarQue : si la radio affiche enter user MMsi (entrer l’isMM de...
  • Page 4: Cómo Hacer Una Llamada De Apuro

    CóMO haCer una llaMaDa De apurO Levante la tapa roja. Mantenga oprimido el botón por tres segundos. La radio transmitirá la localidad de su nave cada cuantos DISTRESS minutos hasta que reciba una respuesta. nota: si la radio exhibe (Inserte el MMSI del usuario), cancele la llamada de apuro automática y haga una llamada de apuro normal por voz.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Setting the volume ...... 11 Making a Voice Setting the squelch level ....11 Distress Call ..Inside front cover Changing the channel ....12 Faire un appel de détresse Making a transmission ....12 vocal ....Couverture avant Boosting the transmission power . 12 Cómo hacer una llamada de apuro Choosing Triple Watch or Dual por voz ....Tapa delantera...
  • Page 6 Disabling automatic channel US Marine Channels and switching ........26 Frequencies ........ 36 installing the hardware ....27 Canadian Marine Channels and Frequencies ........ 37 Mounting the radio ..... 27 International Marine Channels and Connecting the radio ....28 Frequencies ........ 39 Connecting to a GPS receiver ..
  • Page 7: Introduction

    intrODuCtiOn Submersible Design - Complies with JIS8 water-resistant standards, which means the Features radio can be submerged in 1.5 meter of water for 30 minutes without damage. Large, dot matrix display Advanced DSC Class D functions, including Test Calling Memory scan mode - Lets you save channels to memory and monitor them in quick succession.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    getting starteD What’s included Mounting Bracket and Mounting Hardware Microphone Hanger and Knobs Mounting Hardware English For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc ( 8312 Sidbury Rd.; Wilmington, NC 28411 - (800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281...
  • Page 9: Parts Of The Radio

    parts of the radio VOLUME-PWR (power) knob (turn clockwise ENT- to increase display CHANNEL UP & 1W/25W volume) CHANNEL DOWN button button Microphone cord CLR-SCAN SQUELCH knob CALL- (channel (turn clockwise to MENU scan) button decrease channel button noise) DISTRESS button 16/9-TRI WX-MEM...
  • Page 10: Parts Of The Microphone

    Antenna Accessory Heat sink connector cable (SO238) Red wire ANTENNA 13.8V DC Black wire Power Cable Connector/Cable Connects to... For details, see ... External VHF antenna with a male PL259 (SO238) connector and 50 Ω Antenna Connecting the radio impedance. Minimum 4 ft, 3dB rated connector (see page 34).
  • Page 11: Setting The Uic Channel Mode (Usa/Can/Int)

    The radio comes preset to use the UIC channels assigned for the United States. If you are Setting the UIC Channel Mode (USA/CAN/INT) operating in an area that uses Canadian or international UIC channels, you will need to change the channel mode. Press and hold - Setup UIC Channels...
  • Page 12: Normal Mode Operation

    Watch Mode What It Does Use It When To Turn it on./off... Weather Alert Checks for alerts You want to be conditions in your area. on the last weather made aware of Select WX Alert Mode in channel you severe weather Setup submenu, and then used every seven conditions in your...
  • Page 13 Message Meaning Battery Low The battery voltage output is too low (below 10.5 VDC). Battery High The battery voltage output is too high (above 16.0 VDC). To transmit, press and hold on the microphone. Release the button when Using the radio in normal mode you are finished talking.
  • Page 14: Scan Mode

    You can activate Weather Alert Watch and Normal mode with both Weather Alert and Triple/Dual Watch Triple/ Dual Watch at the same time. The radio performs both checks at their Monitoring Channel 25 scheduled time. 09 16 09 16 09 16 Triple Watch: Every 2 seconds, the radio checks channels 9 &...
  • Page 15: Weather Mode

    If you activate Weather Alert Watch while operating in scan mode, the radio checks the most Scan mode with Weather Alert Watch recently-used weather channel every seven seconds, then continues scanning the next channel in memory. To turn Weather Alert Watch on or off, press and hold while the radio is idle.
  • Page 16: Using Your Radio

    You cannot transmit while in weather mode. Using the radio in weather mode To enter weather mode, press Weather mode can filter out alerts that do not affect your location if the location code WX-MEM (FIPS code) of the alert is entered in your radio (see page 19). If you have no FIPS codes programmed into your radio, the radio will notify you of all alerts in any area.
  • Page 17: Making A Voice Mayday Call

    Press and hold - Setup USA/CAN/INT Dual/TriWatch GPS Setup FIPS Codes Auto CH SW POS Reply Test Reply Group MMSI User MMSI WX Alert Mode [Exit] System Contrast Lamp Adjust Key Beep [Exit] [Exit] (Close Menu) An arrow on the left side indicates the current selection. using Your radio Press on the radio or the microphone to move up a line in the menu;...
  • Page 18: Changing The Channel

    noise on the channel. Setting the squelch level higher filters out channel noise and lets only actual radio transmissions through. Strong signals Weak signals Noise While listening to a channel, adjust the SQUELCH knob until the noise is filtered out and you Medium High can only hear the transmission.
  • Page 19: Choosing Triple Watch Or Dual Watch

    nOte: By default, when you change to channel 16, the radio automatically boosts the power to 25 Watts. Be sure to change the power back to 1 Watt if you are not making an Some channels (for example, channels 13 and 67) limit the power of transmission to 1 Watt emergency transmission.
  • Page 20: Changing Display And Sound Options

    Follow the steps below to edit the list of FIPS codes. You can store up to 30 different FIPS codes in your radio. Press and hold - Use the up and down arrows FIPS Code Setup to adjust each of the six 000000 digits in turn.
  • Page 21 the radio is in. For example, if you turn on your radio and it is connected to a GPS unit but the GPS is not sending data, the radio displays Input GPS. At the 30 minute mark with no GPS data input from the GPS unit, the radio display changes to Input Position.
  • Page 22: Using Digital Selective Calling (Dsc) Features

    1. Display the normal menu and choose the Setup sub-menu. 2. Select GPS Setup and then choose Position Set. 3. The GPS manual input screen displays; the fields to be entered blink. The cursor highlights the hour. Use to set the displayed hours to match coordinated universal time (UTC, also call Greenwich Mean Time and Zulu Time).
  • Page 23: What Is An Mmsi Number

    Feature Menu Item Function Test Call Test Make sure your radio is working and configured correctly. Name and MMSI Directory Store a list of 20 names and MMSI identification Directory codes for DSC calls. Standby Mode Standby Automatically respond to all DSC calls within an “Unavailable”...
  • Page 24: Using The Directory

    4. When the first digit is correct, press . The cursor moves to the next digit. Enter the remaining eight digits of the MMSI number in the same way. If you make a mistake ENT-1W/25W while entering a number, press to erase the wrong number and the cursor is moved to the left digit.
  • Page 25: Making Dsc Calls

    Follow the steps below to edit the MMSI numbers in your directory: 1. Press to display the call menu. 2. Select Directory. The screen displays any previously-entered MMSI numbers and names. CALL-MENU 3. To add a new MMSI number to the directory, select New. 4.
  • Page 26 Call type What it does When to use it Individual Calls a single station using the Any time you want to talk to another User MMSL. station. Group Calls all the stations that have the Any time you want with the whole same Group MMSL as yours.
  • Page 27: Making An Automatic Distress Call

    5. The radio displays the MMSI number you are about to call and asks you to confirm. If you want to call the displayed MMSI number, select Send. To cancel the call, select Cancel. 6. The radio automatically switches to channel 70 to transmit the call request. When the other station accepts the call, both radios switch to the selected response channel for voice transmission.
  • Page 28: Receiving A Dsc Call

    1. Press 2. The radio displays the list of distress conditions; use DISTRESS choose the nature of your distress, then press and hold for three seconds. CHANNEL UP CHANNEL DOWN DISTRESS Undesignated Sinking Fire Adrift Flooding Abandoning Collision Piracy.Armed Grounding 3.
  • Page 29: Test Calls

    DSC Call Type Receive Log Information Distress MMSI (or name), position, time, nature code. Distress MMSI (or name), distress MMSI, position, time, nature code. Acknowledge Distress Relay MMSI (or name), distress MMSI, position, time, nature code. Distress Relay MMSI (or name), distress MMSI, position, time, nature code. Acknowledge Geographical MMSI (or name), category code, communication channel number.
  • Page 30 Press Test Test [Manual] JIM CASSIDY KENT NEWMAN Select[ENT] Back[CLR] If you want to send a test call to a station that is not in your directory, select Manual. The radio prompts you to enter the MMSI number you want to call. Enter the MMSI number the same way you enter directory entries (see page 23).
  • Page 31 Channel name/description Used for: PORT OPERATIONS/VTS messages about the movement and safety of ships in or (vessel traffic system) near ports, locks or waterways. In certain major ports, some channels may be restricted to specific types of port operations messages. NAVIGATIONAL/BRIDGE messages about ship navigation, for example, passing TO BRIDGE...
  • Page 32: Position Request And Reply

    Press and hold - Test Reply Setup Auto Test Reply Manual Back[CLR] Select[ENT] 4. To disable automatic test call reply, repeat the steps above and select Manual. Position Request and Reply Anytime you need to know where another boat currently is—to find your boating partners, Requesting another station’s position (POS Request) to respond to a request for assistance, etc.—you can send a position request to their radio: 1.
  • Page 33: Putting The Radio Into Standby

    position reply for safety reasons or because they subscribe to a marine towing service. Sometimes—for example, in some competitive situations--you may not want other stations to get your position without your manual confirmation 1. Press and hold to display the normal menu. 2.
  • Page 34: Installing The Hardware

    channel switching. If you receive an individual call, the radio will respond with an unattended code, just as if the radio were in Standby. 1. Press and hold to display the normal menu. 2. Select Setup and then Auto CH SW. CALL-MENU 3.
  • Page 35: Connecting The Radio

    5. Remove the bracket from the radio, and use the mounting hardware to secure the bracket to the mounting surface. Hex nut Spring washer 6. Install the radio back into the mounting Washer Mounting bracket. surface Mounting To operate correctly, your radio requires two bracket Connecting the radio electrical connections:...
  • Page 36: Connecting To A Gps Receiver

    If you connect the radio to a GPS receiver, the radio can automatically transmit your current Connecting to a GPS receiver position during an automated distress call or during a normal DSC call. Your radio supports a standard NMEA0183 input from a GPS receiver. Follow the steps below to connect your radio to your GPS receiver: Brown: NMEA_OUT (-) Green: NMEA_IN (-)
  • Page 37 GPS NMEA0183 Ground Wire Color OUTPUT Wire Color GPS MGF. Model Number(s) (connect to BARE (Connect to YELLOW WIRE on your radio) WIRE on your radio) Northstar All Models Yellow Black RayMarine Yellow Brown RayMarine 520 / 620 Blue Brown RayMarine RL Series White...
  • Page 38: Connecting To A Chartplotter

    Follow the steps below to adjust the time: Press and hold - Use the up and down arrows Time Adjust Setup to adjust the time by : 14 one hour. GPS Setup Time Adjust Back[CLR] Select[ENT] 1. Display the normal menu and choose the Setup sub-menu. 2.
  • Page 39: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    2. Connect the RED wire of the accessory cable to the POSITIVE (+) WIRE of your external speaker. 3. Be certain all wire connections are secure and that all open wires are adequately covered. nOte: to extend the life of the radio, use waterproof tape to seal electrical connections. Due to its rugged design, your radio requires very little maintenance.
  • Page 40: Engine Noise Suppression

    Problem Things to Try Reset the radio back to the default brightness level: turn I can’t see any words on off the radio; hold the CALL-MENU button and turn it the display. back on. Make sure your GPS receiver is correctly connected (see Connecting to a GPS receiver, page 35).
  • Page 41: Specifications

    All speficifations are subject to change without notice. speCiFiCatiOns Radio Specifications General Controls Volume-Pwr, Squelch Status Indicators Transmit power, Scan mode, Triple Watch mode, Battery High, Battery low, USA, CAN, INT, Alert, Memory, GPS, Message, Weather band, GPS status and Channel Display Display LCD (Full Dot Matrix) Buttons...
  • Page 42: Reference Tables

    General Frequency Range 156 to 158 MHz Frequency Stability ±10 ppm @ –20°C to + 50°C Receiver Frequency Range 156 to 163 MHz Sensitivity 0.25 μV for 12 dB SINAD (nominal) Circuit Dual Conversion Super Heterodyne PLL (Crystal for DSC) Squelch Sensitivity 0.2 μV Threshold Spurious Response...
  • Page 43: Canadian Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 161.8000 157.2000 Duplex Marine operator 161.8500 157.2500 Duplex Marine operator 161.9000 157.3000 Duplex Marine operator 161.9500 157.3500 Duplex Marine operator 162.0000 157.4000 Duplex Marine operator 156.1750 156.1750 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.2750 156.2750 Simplex...
  • Page 44 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 160.7500 156.1500 Duplex Marine operator 156.2000 156.2000 Simplex Canadian coast guard 156.2500 156.2500 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.3000 156.3000 Simplex Inter-ship safety 156.3500 156.3500 Simplex Commercial 156.4000 156.4000 Simplex Commercial 156.4500 156.4500 Simplex...
  • Page 45: International Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 156.5750 156.5750 Simplex Non commercial 156.6250 156.6250 Simplex Non commercial 156.6750 156.6750 Simplex Port operation 156.7250 156.7250 Simplex Port operation 156.7750 156.7750 Simplex, 1W Port operation 156.8250 156.8250 Simplex, 1W Port operation 156.8750 156.8750...
  • Page 46 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 156.8500 156.8500 Simplex, 1W Govt maritime control 161.5000 156.9000 Duplex Port operation 161.5500 156.9500 Duplex Commercial 161.6000 157.0000 Duplex Port operation 161.6500 157.0500 Duplex Port operation 161.7000 157.1000 Duplex Port operation 161.7500 157.1500 Duplex...
  • Page 47: Weather Channels And Frequencies (Us, Can, And Int)

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 161.9250 157.3250 Duplex Marine operator 157.3750 157.3750 Simplex Marine operator *Channels 87 & 88 revert from duplex to simplex operation. AIS channels are not supported. 157.4250 157.4250 Simplex Marine operator Weather Channels and Frequencies (us, Can, and int) Ch No.
  • Page 48 Event SAME Code Type Flood Watch Watch Flood Warning Warning Flood Statement Statement Freeze Warning Warning High Wind Watch Watch High Wind Warning Warning Hurricane Watch Watch Hurricane Warning Warning Hurricane Statement Statement Severe Thunderstorm Watch Watch Severe Thunderstorm Warning Warning Severe Weather Statement Statement...
  • Page 49 Event SAME Code Type Volcano Warning Warning Administrative Message Statement Practice/Demo Test Required Monthly Test Test Required Weekly Test Test Biological Hazard Warning Warning Boil Water Warning Warning Chemical Hazard Warning Warning Dam Watch Watch Dam Break Warning Warning Contagious Disease Warning Warning Emergency Action Notification Warning...
  • Page 50: No Response Event Code

    no response event Code Transmitter Backup On Transmitter Carrier On Transmitter Carrier On Transmitter Primary On This radio supports NMEA0183 version 4.01. NMeA Operation If you have difficulty getting your radio to receive data from your GPS receiver, check the NMEA Input device’s configuration.
  • Page 51: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    The cords on this product and/or accessories contain lead, a chemical known to the State of Califor- lead warning nia to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Uniden works to reduce lead content in our PVC coated cords in our products and accessories.
  • Page 52: Three Year Limited Warranty

    (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the Operating Guide for this product.