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MHS135
FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO
RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE
OWNER'S MANUAL
GUIDE D'UTILISATION

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  • Page 1 MHS135 FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION...
  • Page 2 Lift the black cover. Press and hold the Making a Distress Call button for three seconds. Your radio transmits your DISTRESS boat’s location every few minutes until you receive Lift the black cover and a response. press the red DISTRESS button underneath.
  • Page 3 Faire un appel De Détresse Pour toute référence ultérieure, transcrivez ci-dessous le nom et l’indicatif d’appel de votre bateau: Parlez lentement – clairement – calmement. 1. Vérifiez si votre radio est en marche. 16/9-TRI 2. Appuyez sur la touche du microphone afin de commuter au canal 16 (156,8 MHz).
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Features ......E-1 Adjust the LCD Contrast E-23 Getting Started ..... E-4 Setting the Temperature What’s included ....E-4 Measure .......E-23 Parts of the MHS135 ...E-5 Turning the Key Beep On and Front view .......E-5 Off.........E-23 Back view ......E-5 Operating the Radio ..E-24 Charger ......E-7...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The radio will only meet this rating if fully assembled and all rubber seals and bungs are well maintained and correctly fitted. This means that the speaker microphone bung is inserted, and the battery pack (or case) and antenna are attached and securely fastened. Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 6 Lets you display temperature in Farenheit or Celsius. x DSC Lets you call other stations or groups using their unique identification code. x GPS Gives you the ability to save your current position as well Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Alkaline Battery Case (batteries not Belt Clip included) Mounting Hardware Wrist Strap If any pieces are missing or damaged, contact Uniden Customer Service (see back cover for contact information). For information on available accessories, visit www.uniden.com. Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Parts Of The Mhs135

    VOL-SQ button WX/SOS GPS/MEM button button Clear/Scan MENU/CALL button button Channel down button Strobe Power SOS light ENTER H/M/L button Thermal sensor Speaker Back view Battery charging Belt clip Battery Battery contacts latch Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 9 Move up one channel at Move quickly up the Channel Up a time. channels. Move down one channel Move quickly down the Channel Down at a time. channels. Power Turn MHS135 on and off. Sends out emergency Distress signal. Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 10: Charger

    The transmitter power is set to LOW (1W), MID , or (2.5W), or 6W. The keys are locked. The radio is set to use US channels, CANadian , or channels, or INTernational channels. TRIple Watch or DUAL Watch is turned on. Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11: How It Works

    Press MENU/CALL to display the Normal menu. Press and hold MENU/CALL to display the Call menu. Press GPS/MEM to display the GPS menu. Do This... To Display... Press Menu/Call Normal menu - Display mode - Setup - System Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Normal Menu

    The submenus of the Normal menu lets the user set up the radio. The submenus are: Submenu What it does Display Selects a display mode for the radio. The options are: - Marine - Position - Compass - Favorite - Temperature - GPS Status Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Call Menu

    POS Request Requests the position of an individual vessel. Position Send Transmits your position to a vessel that was programmed into the DIRECTORY. Test Sends a test call Standby Places the radio in an unattended mode. Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 14: Gps Menu

    - Sog Unit - GPS Module - NMEA Output - Compass - Unit Power - Power Save - Time Adjust - Daylight Save Operation Modes Your radio has three main operation modes: Normal, Scan, and Weather. E-10 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 15 Setup/DCS messages from other ships. Watch menu. # Note: Private boats must monitor channel 16 whenever they are underway. Water-going vessels should have either Triple Watch or Dual Watch on at all times. E-11 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 16: Normal

    (If WX Alert you are actively transmitting, the radio Watch on waits until you finish your transmission before checking the weather channel.) E-12 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Scan

    If the radio detects a signal on a channel, it stays on that channel as long as the signal is received; when the signal stops, the radio continues scanning. E-13 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 18 Scan mode with Weather Alert Watch If you activate Weather Alert Watch while in scan mode, the radio checks the most recently-used weather channel every few seconds, then continues scanning the next channel in memory: E-14 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19 Every few seconds, the Every few seconds, the radio checks channels radio checks the last-used 16 & 9, then scans the weather channel, then next channel. scans the next channel. Triple WX Alert Watch on Watch on E-15 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 20: Weather

    Weather mode with Triple Watch or Dual Watch If you activate Triple Watch while operating in weather mode, the radio checks channels 16 and 9 every few seconds; with Dual Watch turned on, the radio only checks channel 16. E-16 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Hardware

    # Note: Each time you remove the battery, check the rubber seal around the battery compartment. Make sure the seal is seated in the groove and E-17 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Using Alkaline Batteries

    Li-Ion battery so you can still use your radio while your Li-Ion battery is recharging. For best performance, Uniden recommends using extra- strength alkaline batteries such as Duracell Ultra® batteries. # NOTE: When using alkaline batteries, transmit power is limited to a maximum of 2.5W.
  • Page 23: Mounting The Charger

    Use only the battery and charger supplied with this radio. Using a different charger or battery can damage the radio and create a risk of fire or shock. The charger is not waterproof. If the charger falls into E-19 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 24: Important Notes On Charging The Battery

    LCD. Press CHANNEL UP or CHANNEL DOWN to increase or decrease the volume levels (0 - 15). Setting the Squelch Level Strong signals The squelch feature reduces static on the speaker Weak signals E-20 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual Noise...
  • Page 25: Setting The Uic Channel Mode (Usa/Can/Int

    Setting FIPS Codes FIPS codes identify geographic areas in the United States. FIPS codes allow you to receive only the SAME alert occurring in a specific area. You can enter a maximum of 30 FIPS codes. E-21 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Lamp

    1. Press MENU/CALL and select System. 2. Select Contrast/RVS, then press CHANNEL UP or CHANNEL DOWN to adjust the contrast. 3. Pressing DOWN to turn the contrast all the way off will reverse the background/letters. E-22 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27: Setting The Temperature Measure

    5 minutes in a single transmission. x For the best sound quality, hold the microphone about two inches away from your mouth. x See the channel lists starting on page E-23 for a list of receive-only channels. E-23 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Changing The Transmission Level

    To call another station, just enter that station’s MMSI number and choose the voice channel you want to talk on. The radio uses channel 70 to transmit your MMSI number to the other station along with E-24 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: Advanced Dsc Features

    Position POS Request Request the current location of Request another vessel. Position Send Position Send Transmit your current location to another vessel. Test Call Test Make sure your radio is working and configured correctly. E-25 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 30: Mmsi Numbers

    800-536-1536) or Sea Tow Services International (http://seatow.com/boating_safety/ mmsi.asp) x Commercial boaters need a ship station license to get an MMSI number. For more information, visit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website at http:// wireless.fcc.gov/marine/ fctsht14.html. E-26 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Entering Mmsi Numbers

    1. Press and hold MENU/CALL to display the Call Menu. 2. Scroll to DSC Setup and press ENTER-H/M/L.The DSC Setup menu displays. 3. Scroll to User MMSI and press ENTER-H/M/L. The User MMSI screen displays. 4. Select [New] and press ENTER-H/M/L. E-27 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Entering A Group Mmsi Number

    Group MMSI screen displays. 4. Group MMSI numbers always start with a 0, so that digit is already entered for you. Enter the MMSI number as described previously. When the ninth digit is correct, E-28 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 33: Entering An Individual Mmsi Number

    The directory lets you store up to 20 MMSI numbers of other stations so you can call them quickly. Entering the MMSI numbers and names of individual vessels is described on page ______. Follow the steps below to edit the MMSI numbers in your E-29 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 34: Making Dsc Calls

    8. To delete the directory entry, select Delete. 9. When you are satisfied with the directory list, press CLR/ SCAN to close the menu screen. Making DSC Calls There are essentially four different types of DSC voice calls: E-30 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35 You see a rowboat entering the area, but since it doesn’t have a radio, you can’t communicate with the rowboat. You use all ships calling to alert all the other boats in the area of the possible danger. E-31 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 36: Calling A Single Station (Individual Call

    3. The radio displays the names listed in your directory; use CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN to choose the directory entry you want to call and press ENTER- H/M/L. If you want to call a station that is not in your directory, E-32 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: Calling A Particular Group Of Stations (Group Call

    When you reach the channel you want to use for a response, press ENTER- H/M/L. 4. The radio asks you to confirm the call. Select Send (press ENTER-H/M/L) to continue with the call or select E-33 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 38: Calling All Stations (All-Ships Call

    DISTRESS for three seconds. If no MMSI number has been programmed, the radio prompts you to enter your MMSI number. If you want to include the nature of your distress in the distress call, use the following distress procedure: 1. Press DISTRESS. E-34 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39: Canceling An Automatic Distress Call

    Just like your telephone’s caller ID list, your radio keeps track of the calls you receive but do not answer. The receive log is useful if you have been off your boat or away from your E-35 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40 The log displays different information depending on type of call received. See the table below for the information stored for each type of call: DSC Call Type Receive Log Information Distress MMSI (or name), position, time, nature code. E-36 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41: Returning A Call From The Receive Log

    Returning a call from the Receive Log You can return individual calls directly from the Receive Log. From the call detail screen, press CHANNEL DOWN until Call Back appears at the bottom of the display. Press E-37 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 42: Test Calls

    4. 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 E-38 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 43 7. When the other station acknowledges the test call, the radio displays an acknowledgement screen. Test Acknowledged 123456789 Completed Exit [CLR] E-39 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 44: Receiving Test Call Setup

    If Test Reply is set to Auto: If Test Reply is set to Manual: Test Test 123456789 1234567890 06/20 11:00 Reply Safety Back Send Exit Exit [MENU] [ENT] [CLR] [CLR] No action is necessary. Select Send to send a reply. E-40 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 45: Position Request And Reply

    MMSI number, the longitude, and the latitude of the other station. If your radio is connected to a chartplotter through the NMEA OUT connection (see page 34), the position information will also be displayed on the plotter E-41 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 46: Position (Pos Request

    1. Press and hold MENU/CALL to display the Call menu. 2. Select DSC Setup and then POS Reply. 3. Choose Auto and press ENTER-H/M/L. The radio will automatically transmit your position when it receives a E-42 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 47: Position Send

    DSC calls, you can put your radio in standby mode. If your radio receives an individual call, it will automatically respond with a message that indicates your radio is currently unattended. Follow the steps below to put your radio in standby: E-43 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 48: Switching

    1. Press and hold MENU/CALL to display the Call menu. 2. Select DCS Setup, then Auto CH SW. 3. Select Off and press ENTER-H/M/L. The radio will not automatically switch channels until you reactivate this feature. E-44 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 49: Gps Features

    GPS menus to set up specific parameters for your GPS system. Favorites Menu Goto Menu The Goto menu allows you to select from a list of saved coordinates or to input coordinates manually. E-45 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 50: Selecting A Goto Favorite

    Select Delete to delete the entry. Select Edit to change the entry. Add Menu The Add menu allows you to save your current position to the Favorite directory. GPS Setup Menu The GPS Setup menu has eight sub-menus. E-46 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 51: Using The Strobe Led

    # Your radio operates normally when the SOS lED strobe is activated. Press and hold WX/SOS to turn the strobe LED on and off. You can also turn the strobe LED on without it sending an SOS pattern. E-47 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 52: Renaming Channels

    [ENT] [CLR] [MENU] 1. Display the normal menu and choose the Setup sub- menu. 2. Select Channel Name. The screen displays the list of channels. 3. Use CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN to choose E-48 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 53: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance of your radio. x You should arrange for periodic performance checks with your Uniden dealer. Common Questions Problem Things to Try The radio won’t turn on. Charge the radio. E-49 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 54 Try turning off scanning, Weather don’t know why. Alert Watch, Triple Watch, or Dual Watch (see page E-7). Where can I find my radio’s The serial number is on a plate inside the serial number? battery compartment. E-50 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 55: Specifications

    70 dBc Current Drain 1500 mA (5W) Receiver Double Conversion Super Heterodyne Type Phase Locked Loop system for Local Oscillator Frequency Range 156~164 MHz Sensitivity 0.20 μV for 12dB SINAD Squelch Sensitivity Threshold 0.12μV E-51 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Channels And Frequencies (Mhz

    Simplex Commercial 20 161.600 157.000 Duplex Port operation 20A 157.000 157.000 Simplex Port operation 21A 157.050 157.050 Simplex Coast guard only 22A 157.100 157.100 Simplex Coast guard 23A 157.150 157.150 Simplex Coast guard only E-52 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 57 83A 157.175 157.175 Simplex Coast Guard 84 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine Operator 85 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine Operator 86 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine Operator 87 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine Operator 88 157.425 157.425 Simplex Commercial (Ship-Ship) E-53 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 58: Canadian Channel Frequencies And Names

    161.750 157.150 Duplex Marine Operator 161.800 157.200 Duplex Marine Operator 161.850 157.250 Duplex Marine Operator 161.900 157.300 Duplex Marine Operator 161.950 157.350 Duplex Marine Operator 162.000 157.400 Duplex Marine Operator 160.625 156.025 Duplex Marine Operator E-54 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59 Canadian Coast Guard 83A 157.175 157.175 Simplex Canadian Coast Guard 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine Operator 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine Operator 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine Operator 157.375 157.375 Simplex Port Operation 157.425 157.425 Simplex Port Operation E-55 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: International Channel Frequencies And Names

    24 161.800 157.200 Duplex Marine operator 25 161.850 157.250 Duplex Marine operator 26 161.900 157.300 Duplex Marine operator 27 161.950 157.350 Duplex Marine operator 28 162.000 157.400 Duplex Marine operator 60 160.625 156.025 Duplex Marine operator E-56 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 61 83 161.775 157.175 Duplex Port operation 84 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine operator 85 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine operator 86 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine operator 87 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine operator 88 157.425 157.425 Simplex Marine operator E-57 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 62 Weather channel frequencies and names Channel Channel WX01 162.5500 WX06 162.5000 WX02 162.4000 WX07 162.5250 WX03 162.4750 WX08 161.6500 WX04 162.4250 WX09 161.7750 WX05 162.4500 WX10 163.2750 E-58 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 63: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    16 whenever your boat is underway. x If you hear a distress call, wait a few minutes to let a shore station or Coast Guard vessel respond. If no other E-59 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 64: Fcc Rf Exposure Information

    Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void compliance with the FCC Rules. Any change or modification must be approved in writing by Uniden. Changes or modifications not approved by Uniden could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 65 -4°F (-20°C) or above +140°F (+60°C). Exposing the chemical contained within the battery pack to temperatures above +140°F (+60°C) may cause the battery to rupture, fail, or reduce performance. E-61 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 66: 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.
  • Page 67 The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at: Uniden America Corporation Parts and Service Division 4700 Amon Carter Boulevard Fort Worth, TX, 76155 (800) 554-3988 E-63 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 68 QUESTIONS? Visit our website at www.uniden.com or call 1-800-297-1023. QUESTIONS? Contactez-nous au www.uniden.com ou appelez 1-800-297-1023. Printed in China Imprimé en Chine UTZZ01631ZA E-64 Uniden MHS135 Radio Owner’s Manual...