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  • Page 1 Mystic OMc.book Page 1 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Operating Guide...
  • Page 2: Maritime Radio Services Operation

    Mystic OMc.book Page 2 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Maritime Radio Services Operation Warning This transmitter will operate on channels/frequencies that have restricted use in the United States. The channel assignments include frequencies assigned for exclusive use of the U.S. Coast Guard, use in Canada, and use in international waters.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Included with your Mystic VHF/GPS Marine Radio ......2 Mystic Controls and Keys ..........3 Channel and Navigation Screen .
  • Page 4: Included With Your Mystic Vhf/Gps Marine Radio

    Mystic OMc.book Page 2 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Included with your Mystic VHF/GPS Marine Radio If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact ???? Pictures and descriptions of items included with Maystic.
  • Page 5: Mystic Controls And Keys

    Mystic OMc.book Page 3 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Mystic Controls and Keys Controls A. Antenna B. LCD Display C. Push-To-Talk button D. Microphone E. Speaker F. On/Off/Volume control G. Squelch control H. DISTRESS button Keys 1. CALL/LIGHT -Press to place a Digital Selective Call.
  • Page 6: Channel And Navigation Screen

    Mystic has Last Channel Memory. The radio memorizes the last channel selected before you turn Off the radio. Example, if you turn Off the MYSTIC on CH 16, the radio will be on that channel when turned back On. VHF radio mode - indicates the mode the radio is in ( ALERT etc.)
  • Page 7: Features

    To get the most from your radio, please read this Operating Guide thoroughly. This guide contains information about your radio, and the GPS mapping capbilities. If this is the first time you are using this Mystic, complete all the steps in the Setup section (page )before attempting communications or GPS usage.
  • Page 8: Power On/Off

    Mystic OMc.book Page 6 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Basic VHF Radio Operation Power On/Off Turn the unit On by rotating the VOL control clockwise. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level. When you turn the unit On, you will hear a beep and the following message appears and remains on the display for 7 seconds.
  • Page 9: Squelch

    Mystic OMc.book Page 7 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM The Warning mesage remains displayed for 10 seconds. During that time, press the [ENTER] key to agree to the information on the screen.The display then changes to the default Channel and Navigation screen.
  • Page 10 Mystic OMc.book Page 8 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM To set the Squelch level: Turn the SQUELCH control fully clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through. Turn the SQUELCH control fully counterclockwise until you hear a hiss.
  • Page 11: Manual Tuning

    Mystic OMc.book Page 9 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Manual Tuning To manually select a channel, press the p cursor key to increase the channel number, or press the q cursir key to decrease the channel number. Communication channels are located on channel 01-28 and 60- Weather Channels Weather channels are located on channels 0-9.
  • Page 12: Triple Watch

    Mystic OMc.book Page 10 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM The display will indicate the selected channel. To cancel Channel 16/Channel 9 communications: Press the [16/9/TRIPLE] key until the previous channel setting appears. --or-- Press any of the following keys: [DISTRESS], [p], [q], [SCAN/MEMORY], or [16/9/TRIPLE].
  • Page 13: Transmitting

    Channel 70 of the USA, International, and Canadian frequencies, and channel 15, of the USA frequencies, and WX CH – are for receiving only. The Mystic transmits on channel 70 when sending DSC information. Your radio will not transmit on these channels.
  • Page 14: Marine Distress Procedure

    Mystic OMc.book Page 12 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM When you turn the Mystic On for the first time, the unit is automatically set to transmit at 5 watts (HI). Press the [1W/5WLOCK] key to change the transmitter output to 1 watt (LO).
  • Page 15: Instant Distress Call

    Mystic OMc.book Page 13 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel Give a brief description of your vessel (meters, type, color, hull). Say: "I will be listening on Channel 16". End message by saying "THIS IS [your ship name or call sign] OVER."...
  • Page 16: Position Fix

    GPS Basic Operations Position Fix Note: If this is the first time you are using the Mystic in GPS mode, you must set up the GPS parameters. See the GPS Setup Section () for the correct procedure. Once the Mystic has been set up, you should automatically get a position fix when you turn the radio on.
  • Page 17: Navigational Screens

    The present position icon will change to an hourglass when the MYSTIC is unable to compute a position fix due to poor signal reception.
  • Page 18 Mystic OMc.book Page 16 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Cursor Mode - In the Cursor Mode, you are provided with a cursor that can be moved on the map. At the bottom of the display is the information for the position of the cursor relative to your present position.
  • Page 19 Mystic OMc.book Page 17 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Position Screens The Position screens 1 and 2 display your present position using the coordinate systems that you select in Setup. This screen shows all of the basic position, time and satellite information.
  • Page 20: Accessing The Navigation Screens

    Mystic OMc.book Page 18 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Speedometer Screen The Speedometer screen displays your speed in a familiar graphical format. There are four additional data fields at the top of the display that can be customized to display the data that you need.
  • Page 21: Waypoints

    There is a limit to the number of waypoints you can store in the MYSTIC. The MYSTIC will store up to 500 user waypoints in memory. If you should ever get that many and need to input more, you will have to delete ones that you no longer need to make room.
  • Page 22: Creating A Goto Route

    Mystic OMc.book Page 20 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM stored in your User Waypoint List) or any of the landmarks that come with the MYSTIC in its built-in database. The uses for a GOTO route are endless. You could mark the location of your mooring location or launch location as home.
  • Page 23: Navigating On A Goto Route

    Section (page ). Navigating on a GOTO Route The MYSTIC has the tools you’ll need to navigate to your destination. You have the choice of three customizable screens that display the information that you need in the layout that you desire. You may find the compass screen perfect for you, or you may prefer the Large Data or Map screen.
  • Page 24 GOTO routes are not saved in memory when the MYSTIC is turned off. If you are navigating on a GOTO route and you need to turn the MYSTIC off, you will need to re-enter the GOTO. However, Routes are stored in memory. If you need...
  • Page 25: Digital Selective Calling (Dsc)

    Mystic OMc.book Page 23 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Advanced VHF Radio Operations Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Digital Selective Calling has been chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as an international standard for establishing VHF, MF and HF radio calls. Digital Selective Calling has also been selected as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Page 26 5. Press [ENTER]. You will see the A t t e n t i o n screen. Use t or u to select Y e s and press [ENTER] to make the call. Or, select N o and press [ENTER] to cancel the call. 6. After you press [ENTER], the Mystic returns to the Channel Display screen. All Ships 1.
  • Page 27 The DSC STANDBY function allows the MYSTIC to answer DSC calls with the UNATTENDED message, and record the calls for response at another time. When you set the MYSTIC to DSC STANDBY Mode, voice traffic may still be active on any chosen channel.
  • Page 28 The illustration on the right is an example of the C a l l W a i t L o g . Note: If a call has not been logged, the MYSTIC will beep and you will not be able to proceed to the next step.
  • Page 29 Mystic OMc.book Page 27 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM This function can receive the electric wave transmitted towards the ship that is present in the domain specified from the call side. It also indicates the time when the geographical call is received.
  • Page 30: Modifying A Waypoint With A Custom Icon And Name

    Mystic OMc.book Page 28 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM GPS Advanced Operations Modifying a Waypoint with a Custom Icon and Name The above method is fine if you want to just save your position quickly, but it will be difficult to figure out later which waypoint this is from a list of waypoints named WPT001, WPT002, etc.
  • Page 31 Mystic OMc.book Page 29 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM To add a message to a waypoint you are creating, highlight the Message field using the Up/Down arrows and press [ENTER]. The same keyboard that was used in entering a name is presented allowing you to enter a message.
  • Page 32 Mystic OMc.book Page 30 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM screen. The header bar now displays “To: Home”. Now all of the navigational information displayed is to provide you with the necessary details to get you to your destination, in this case “Home”.
  • Page 33 Mystic OMc.book Page 31 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Tip: There is a hidden shortcut that replaces highlighting “OK” and pressing [ENTER]. When you are satisfied that you have narrowed the search down and want to proceed to the list, press the [IN] key.
  • Page 34: Navigational Screens

    Mystic OMc.book Page 32 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM before arriving, you might consider making a 1-leg route using the route menu. Navigational Screens Selecting NAV Screens — The [NAV] button provides a means of accessing the navigation screens. (Note: the sequence displayed is when all eight navigation screens are turned on.
  • Page 35 Mystic OMc.book Page 33 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Provides the scale for the map. The number displayed represents approximately 1/4 of the screen’s width. Scale can be changed with the IN and OUT buttons. Waypoint Name Whenever the cursor is over a map object, the name of the map object is displayed, otherwise the word “cursor”...
  • Page 36 Mystic OMc.book Page 34 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Globally Turn Map Items On/Off — If you have uploaded map data from a MapSend product, you will notice that the list of POIs can be extremely lengthy. To aide you in the customization of the display you can turn everything on or off globally.
  • Page 37 Mystic OMc.book Page 35 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Two Data Fields Description — This option displays two boxes at the bottom of the map that can display data that you choose. Displaying these data fields is the default for the Meridian.
  • Page 38 Mystic OMc.book Page 36 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Street Information Description — This mode just displays the name of the street close to your present position. Horizontal Profile Description — (This function requires that map data has been uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States and that your present position as well as the projected horizon falls within the area uploaded.) This mode displays at the bottom of the Map screen a...
  • Page 39 Mystic OMc.book Page 37 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival). This the local time that you will arrive at your destination based on the rate of speed that you are moving to your destination. (See VMG.) ETE (Estimated Time Enroute).
  • Page 40 Mystic OMc.book Page 38 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Projection your Map Orientation will change to “Track Up” so you may need to change that when you are done viewing the projected terrain. If you change Orientation to something other then Track Up while viewing the Terrain Projection, the default Two Data Fields is displayed.
  • Page 41 Mystic OMc.book Page 39 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM points. This allows for a good representation of your track with minimal track points stored. Auto Detailed performs exactly the same as Auto, but has the base rate of track points saved increased. This allows a more detailed track then Auto to be taken, while at the same time saving memory over a fixed rate.
  • Page 42: Using The Mystic Keys

    Mystic OMc.book Page 40 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Mystic Setup When you turn the Mystic on for the first time, it is not set up. The basic radio operation is available (transmitting and receiving on Marine channels, and receiving WX channels. However, to use the advancd features of your Mystic, such as Digital Selective Calling, GPS mapping, and S.A.M.E.
  • Page 43: Fips

    Mystic OMc.book Page 41 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM you want to store by pressing p or q, and then press and hold [SCAN/ MEMORY] for 2 seconds. The channel is stored in Memory Scan and MEMORY appears on the LCD display.
  • Page 44 Information Administration. Non-Federal MMSI's are issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You will need to obtain a nine digit MMSI number and program it into the MYSTIC. The information obtained from the application is useful to the U.S. Coast Guard to help in search and rescue operations.
  • Page 45 Press ENTER and the MYSTIC returns to the following screen. U.I.C The Mystic can transmit and receive, USA, International, and Canada frequencies. When you turn the Mystic On, USA channel mode is set as the default. 1.Press ENTER for 2 seconds.
  • Page 46 Mystic OMc.book Page 44 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM 5.Press t to make your selection. 6.Press ENTER and the MYSTIC returns to the channel display screen. Note:The MYSTIC radio remembers the last channel selected in each mode. The first time you enter each mode, channel 16 will be the default selected channel.
  • Page 47 The number will be entered when ENTER is pressed, and the blinking digit moves to the right. 8.After the directory data is edited, a confirmation screen appears. 9.Press ENTER knob and the MYSTIC returns to the following screen. DELETE If you select DELETE 1.Press ENTER for 2 seconds.
  • Page 48 When the MYSTIC receives a position request, the following screen appears. Press t to make your selection. 6.Press ENTER and the MYSTIC returns to the following screen. Note:If the Mystic is set to MANUAL, you can select either REPLY or CANCEL. CH TAG This feature allows you to name each marine channel.
  • Page 49 Mystic OMc.book Page 47 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM 4.Press ENTER, the following screen appears. 5.Press ENTER at the channel that you would like to EDIT or DELETE. EDIT If you select EDIT 1.Press ENTER for 2 seconds. 2.Press ENTER at VHF Menu, the VHF menu appears.
  • Page 50: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone Channel And Functions (Usa Channels)

    Mystic OMc.book Page 48 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (USA Channels) FREQUENCY (MHz C H A N N E L SHIP SHIP TYPE OF TRAFFIC DESIG TO SHIP TO SHORE TRANSMIT RECEIVE 163.275...
  • Page 51: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone Channel And Functions (Int Channels)

    Mystic OMc.book Page 49 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (Int Channels) FREQUENCY (MHz C H A N N E L SHIP SHIP TYPE OF TRAFFIC DESIG TO SHIP TO SHORE TRANSMIT RECEIVE —...
  • Page 52: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone Channel And Functions (Can Channels)

    Mystic OMc.book Page 50 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (CAN Channels) FREQUENCY (MHz C H A N N E L SHIP SHIP TYPE OF TRAFFIC DESIG TO SHIP TO SHORE TRANSMIT RECEIVE —...
  • Page 53: Nwr-Same Event Codes

    Mystic OMc.book Page 51 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM NWR-SAME Event Codes Event Code Standard EVENT LEVEL (Siren Type) LCD Display Warning Watch Statement T e s t Emergency Action Notification EMG NOTIFY Emergency Action Termination EMG END National Information Center...
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Mystic OMc.book Page 52 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Specifications General Channels : Transmit: 55 Receive: 80 Marine (all USA and Canadian} 10 Weather Controls : On-Off/Volume, Squelch, PTT, DISTRESS Keys : IN, CALL/LIGHT, OUT, GOTO/MARK, ESC, MENU, ENTER, WX/ALERT, SCAN/MEMORY, 1W/5W/;LOCK, 16/...
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    Mystic OMc.book Page 53 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Troubleshooting If the Mystic does not perform to your expectations, try the suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the Uniden Technical Support at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
  • Page 56: Care And Maintenance

    Mystic OMc.book Page 54 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Care and Maintenance Your Mystic is a precision unit of electronic equipment and you should treat it accordingly. Due to the rugged design, very little maintenance is required. However, a few precautions should be observed: If the antenna has been damaged, you should not transmit except in the case of an emergency.
  • Page 57 For more information about RF exposure, please visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov. • When using an external speaker microphone, USE ONLY THE UNIDEN MODEL HHVTA07. Use of any other accessory for this purpose may invalidate your authority to operate this device.
  • Page 59: 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 60 Mystic OMc.book Page 2 Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:26 PM Covered under one or more of thefollowing U.S.patents: © 2003 Uniden America Corporation All reights reserved Printed in...