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UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811
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.
Operation in these frequencies without proper authorization is
strictly forbidden. For frequencies/channels that are currently
for use in the U.S. without an individual license, please contact
the FCC Call Center at 1-888-CALL-FCC.
For individuals requiring a license, such as commercial users, you should obtain
a license application from your nearest FCC field office.
8/11/03
10:45 AM

Maritime Radio Services Operation

Warning!
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  • Page 1: Maritime Radio Services Operation

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page ii 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 2: Table Of Contents

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page iii Contents Uniden OSEANUS DSC .................2 Included with your OSEANUS DSC ............3 Controls and Indicators................4 Installation....................8 Choosing a Location................8 Engine Noise Suppression ..............9 Antenna Considerations ..............9 Antenna Selection and Installation ............9 Installing the OSEANUS DSC ............10 Operation ....................11...
  • Page 3 Channel and Functions (Canadian Channels) ........67 NWR-SAME Event Code..............68 Specification ..................69 Troubleshooting ..................70 Care and Maintenance .................71 Three Year Limited Warranty..............72 Spanish owner’s manual available at www.uniden.com http://www.uniden.com/productsupport.cfm?cat=Marine%20Electronics El manual pare el usuario, en el idioma español, está disponiole en www.uniden.com http://www.uniden.com/productsupport.cfm?cat=Marine%20Electronics...
  • Page 4: Uniden Oseanus Dsc

    10:45 AM Page 2 Uniden OSEANUS DSC The Uniden OSEANUS DSC VHF marine radio has been designed to give you a rugged, reliable instrument that will provide you with years of trouble-free service. With proper care and maintenance, your marine radio could outlast your present vessel and serve you well on-board.
  • Page 5: Included With Your Oseanus Dsc

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 3 Included with your OSEANUS DSC OCEANUS DSC OCEANUS DSC Radio Microphone Hanger Owner’s Manual and Screws Mounting Bracket DC Cord and Knobs Mounting Hardware Accessory Cable Spare Fuse 250V 6A...
  • Page 6: Controls And Indicators

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 4 Controls and Indicators Front panel/Microphone 12 13 14 PTT Switch - Press to transmit and release to receive. 16/9 - Instantly change to Channel 16, Channel 9 or current channel. 3.6. STEP/SCAN - Push this key to activate the step operation. Every time this key is pushed, the radio will step to the next channel that has placed into Memory.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel Connectors

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 5 Rear Panel Connectors DC Jack ACC Connector Remote Connector Antenna Connector ACC Connector To OCEANUS DSC Orange : External Speaker (+) Black : External Speaker (—) Green : GPS DATA IN : DC +13.8V Bare Wire : GND Brown...
  • Page 8 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 6 TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting. HI (High) - Indicates transmit output is 25 Watts. CAN - Indicates Canada Channel Mode. DSC - TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect. MEM (Memory) - Indicates Memory Scan Mode status for each channel selected.
  • Page 9 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 7 Flow Chart for Menu Operation MENU DSC CALL SETUP SYSTEM EXIT INDIVIDUAL ALARM CLOCK CONTRAST GROUP DIRECTORY LAMP ADJUST ALL SHIPS FIPS KEY BEEP POS REQUEST AUTO CH SW EXIT POS SEND POS REPLY STANDBY CH TAG...
  • Page 10: Installation

    10:45 AM Page 8 Installation Caution: The OSEANUS DSC will only operate with a nominal 12 volt negative ground battery system. It is important to carefully determine the most suitable location for your radio on your vessel. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental considerations must all be taken into account.
  • Page 11: Engine Noise Suppression

    Antenna Considerations A variety of antennas are available from a number of quality suppliers. It is recommended you draw upon the advice of your Uniden dealer in determining a suitable antenna for your vessel and range requirements. In general, communication range is increased by using a high-gain antenna placed as high as possible above the water line.
  • Page 12: Installing The Oseanus Dsc

    8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 10 Installing the OSEANUS DSC After you have carefully considered the various factors affecting your choice of location, position the radio (with the bracket, microphone, power cord, antenna and any auxiliary cables installed) into the selected location to assure there is no interference with the surrounding items.
  • Page 13: Operation

    LCD. Last Channel Memory The OSEANUS DSC memorizes the last channel selected before you turn Off the radio. Example, if you turn Off the radio on CH 12, it will be on that channel when turned back On.
  • Page 14: Squelch

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 12 SQUELCH Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through. Strong Signals Medium Signals Weak Signals Noise Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers the “Squelch Gate”...
  • Page 15: Instant Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 13 INSTANT CHANNEL 16/CHANNEL 9 COMMUNICATIONS To access instant Channel 16 or Channel 9 communications, press 16/9/TRI. You can access Channel 16 instantly while tuned to another channel. Press 16/9/TRI again to access Channel 9 communications. Press 16/9/TRI a third time to return to the channel selected prior to accessing instant Channel 16/Channel 9 commnunications.
  • Page 16: Manual Tuning

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 14 MANUAL TUNING To manually select a channel press CH L or M. Communication channels are located on channel 01-28 and 60-88. Weather channels are located on channels 0-9. WEATHER CHANNELS To select Weather Channels 0-9, press WX/ALERT.
  • Page 17: Triple Watch Scan

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 15 To cancel the channel in Memory, press and hold UIC/MEM for 2 seconds. The icon disappears. Note: The Memory channel can be set independently in 3 regional modes (USA, INT, and CAN). You cannot use this feature in WX mode or for channel 70.
  • Page 18: Weather Alert

    These codes identify an emergency and the specific geographic area (such as a country) affected by the emergency. The OSEANUS DSC was developed with the SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology. This allows your radio to receive, interpret, and display the information about the codes so you can determine if the emergency might affect your area.
  • Page 19 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 17 icon indicates the Weather Alert mode is activated. To activate the Weather Alert mode: Press and hold WX/ALERT for 2 seconds when WX ALERT is Off. The radio turns to WX ALERT On and the icon appears.
  • Page 20: Transmitting

    10:45 AM Page 18 TRANSMITTING The OSEANUS DSC transmits on fifty-five marine frequencies and receives on eighty marine frequencies. Channel 70 of the USA, International, and Canadian frequencies, and channel 15, of the USA frequencies, and WX CH – are for receiving only. The radio transmits on channel 70 when sending DSC information.
  • Page 21: Distress

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 19 DISTRESS Note: You must set the user MMSI in order to send a Distress call. Please see page 40 to set the MMSI. This feature will allow you to transmit a Distress call. In order to transmit a Distress call, press and hold DISTRESS for 5 seconds.
  • Page 22 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 20 MARINE DISTRESS PROCEDURE Speak slowly – clearly – calmly. Make sure your radio is On. Tune to Channel 16. Press the PTT button on the microphone and say: "MAYDAY – MAYDAY – MAYDAY." Give your ship ID.
  • Page 23: Menu Operation

    Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). This service will let you instantly send a Distress call with GPS position (when optional GPS receiver is connected to the OSEANUS DSC) to the US Coast Guard and other vessels within range of the transmission.
  • Page 24: Individual

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 22 Select the individual you want to contact using CH L and M. Press SELECT to transmit the individual DSC signal. WAITING appears followed by the individual you have selected, and the radio use 70 CH while transnitting.
  • Page 25 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 23 Press SELECT. The MMSI code appears, and you can now call the group members. Press SELECT to call. When you finish calling the radio returns to the channel display screen. 1-C. ALL SHIPS DSC CALL Press SELECT at The DSC CALL menu appears.
  • Page 26: All Ships

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 24 Select the nature of your call using CH L and M ( URGENCY SAFETY ROUTINE Note: ROUTINE calls tune to the previously selected channel. Press SELECT to transmit the ALL SHIPS DSC signal. When sending either an URGENCY SAFETY...
  • Page 27: Position Request

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:45 AM Page 25 Press SELECT. The individual directory appears. Select the name to request the individual’s position using CH L and Press SELECT to transmit the position request call. POS WAITING appears followed by the individual, and the radio use 70 CH while transmitting.
  • Page 28: Position Send

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 26 1-E. POSITION SEND This radio has the ability to send the position of your vessel to another vessel using a VHF marine radio equipped with DSC. Note: Position send is only available when it is connected to the GPS.
  • Page 29: Standby

    10:46 AM Page 27 1-F. STANDBY The DSC STANDBY function allows the OSEANUS DSC to answer DSC calls with the UNATTENDED message and record the calls for response at another time. When you set the radio to DSC STANDBY mode, voice traffic may still be active on any chosen channel.
  • Page 30 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 28 1-G. CALL WAIT The DSC Call Waiting directory records 10 received distress calls, and records 20 individual calls that are received and not answered within 5 minutes or while the radio is set to DSC Standby. Calls will be recorded while you are busy with other communications as long as the transmitter is not keyed at the time of the call.
  • Page 31: Call Wait

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 29 Press SELECT. If a DISTRESS call is received in Call Wait, the following display appears. If an INDIVIDUAL call is received in Call Wait, the following display appears. At this point, you can call back any of the radios in the log.
  • Page 32: Setup

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 30 2. SETUP 2-C. FIPS The 6-digit Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) code established by the National Weather Service (NWS) identifies geographic areas in the United States. Programming FIPS codes are necessary to receive SAME alerts about weather occurring in a particular area.
  • Page 33 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 31 2-A-1. NEW If you want to newly register FIPS Press SELECT at . The registering screen appears. You can now enter the new FIPS code. Press CH L to increase the number, CH L to decrease.
  • Page 34 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 32 2-A-2. EDIT If you want to edit the FIPS Press SELECT at the code that you want to edit. EDIT appears, then press SELECT You can now edit the FIPS code. Press CH L increase the number, CH M to decrease.
  • Page 35 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 OSEANUS DSC. The information obtained from the application is useful to the U.S. Coast Guard to help in search and rescue operations.
  • Page 36: User Mmsi

    After the final digit is entered. Press and hold SELECT. The radio returns to USER MMSI screen. Note: You can only program your radio twice with an MMSI number. After that, send your radio to Uniden for factory service.
  • Page 37: Group Mmsi

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 35 2-H. GROUP MMSI Press SELECT at SETUP Press CH M seven times to select GROUP MMSI Press SELECT. The group MMSI ID screen appears. You can now enter the GROUP MMSI code. Press CH L to increase the number, CH M to decrease.
  • Page 38: Directory

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 36 2-B. DIRECTORY This function will allow you to send an individual call, etc. The Directory function memorizes the name and number of 20 other vessels. The following screen will allow you to setup an alphanumeric identity as well as the corresponding MMSI number.
  • Page 39 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 37 2-E-1. NEW If you want to newly register the DIRECTRY Press SELECT at . The registering screen appears. You can now enter the person’s name. Press CH L repeatedly to choose the alphabet. The character will be entered when SELECT is pressed, and the cursor moves to the right.
  • Page 40 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 38 2-E-2. EDIT If you want to edit the DIRECTRY Press SELECT at the individual you want to edit. EDIT appears, then press SELECT You can now edit the person’s name. Press CH L repeatedly, and press SELECT to choose the alphabet.
  • Page 41 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 39 2-E-3. DELETE If you want to delete the directry Press SELECT at the individual you want to delete. Press CH L once. DELETE appears, then press SELECT. The radio returns to the following screen.
  • Page 42: Auto Channel Switch

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 40 2-D. AUTO CHANNEL SWITCH This feature is to allow you to disable the automatic channel change that happens when receiving a DSC call. This feature is useful when engaged in bridge – to – bridge or other safety related calls. When you have completed these calls, all of the incoming DSC calls received are available in the call log.
  • Page 43: Position Reply

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 41 2-E. POSITION REPLY When the calling radio has requested the position information of your radio, you can decide to transmit an acknowledgment automatically or on a call by call basis. Press SELECT at SETUP Press CH M four times to select REPLY...
  • Page 44 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 42 Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. Press CH L or M to make your selection.
  • Page 45: Ch Tag

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 43 2-F. CH TAG This feature allows you to name each marine channel. Press SELECT at SETUP Press CH M five times to select Press SELECT. The channels and its names appear. Press CH L and M repeatedly to select the channel that you would like to EDIT or DELETE.
  • Page 46 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 44 Press SELECT at the individual you want to edit. CH L You can edit the name. Press or M to select the alphabet, numeric, or symbols. The character will be entered when SELECT is pressed, and the blinking digit moves to the right.
  • Page 47: Wham

    This feature, from the setup menu, will allow you to connect the WHAM. Note: When you use the WHAM in addition to the OSEANUS DSC wired mic, please set the BASE ID for the WHAM the same as the OSEANUS DSC. (Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for the WHAM).
  • Page 48 This number consist of 4 digits that you decide yourself. This feature allows you to set the Base ID. To use the WHAM, you must set the same Base ID for your OSEANUS DSC and WHAM, which enables your OSEANUS DSC and WHAM to communicate with one another.
  • Page 49 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 47 2-G-2. LINK CH This feature allows you to change the channel between your OSEANUS DSC and the WHAM if you encounter interference. Press CH M once at BASE ID LINK CH appears.
  • Page 50: Alarm Clock

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 48 2-A. ALARM CLOCK This feature is only available when the GPS is connected to the NMEA0183 jack. If it is connected to the GPS, the alarms are set based on the satellite. You need to set the time previously to setting the alarm. 2-A-1.
  • Page 51 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 49 2-A-2. ALARM ON This feature allows you to turn the alarm ON. Press SELECT at SETUP ALARM CLOCK appears. Press SELECT. Press SELECT. . Using CH L or M, and Select press SELECT .
  • Page 52 UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 50 2-A-3. ALARM OFF This feature allows you to turn the alarm OFF. Press SELECT at SETUP ALARM CLOCK appears. Press SELECT. using CH L or M, then Select press SELECT. Press SELECT. The radio returns to the channel display screen and the icon disappears.
  • Page 53: System

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 51 3. SYSTEM Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds to enter Menu Operation. Press CH M twice to select at SYSTEM and press SELECT. 3 options as follows. 3-A. CONTRAST Press SELECT at SYSTEM , and the following screen appears.
  • Page 54: Lamp Adjust

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 52 3-B. LAMP ADJUST Press SELECT at SYSTEM Press CH M once to select LAMP ADJUST Press SELECT to enter the setting mode. Press CH L and M to select the backlight brightness level. (Default is set to 2).
  • Page 55: Key Beep

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 53 3-C. KEY BEEP Press SELECT at SYSTEM Press CH M twice to select BEEP Press SELECT to enter thesetting mode. Press CH L and M to select Press SELECT. The radio returns to KEY BEEP screen.
  • Page 56: Nmea Technical Setup

    POLARIS DSC VHF radio, auto pilots, chart plotters, etc. To setup the GPS to be used with the OSEANUS DSC radio, the following items need to be considered for proper operation: Baud Rate –...
  • Page 57: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 55 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (USA Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only —...
  • Page 58: Channel And Functions (International Channels)

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 56 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (International Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only —...
  • Page 59: Channel And Functions (Canadian Channels)

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 57 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (Canadian Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only —...
  • Page 60: Nwr-Same Event Code

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 58 NWR-SAME EVENT CODE Event Code Standard EVENT LEVEL (Siren Type) LCD Display Warning Watch Statement Test Emergency Action Notification EMG NOTIFY Emergency Action Termination EMG END National Information Center NATION INFO Tornado Warning # TOW (or TOR) TORNADO...
  • Page 61: Specification

    UT910ZH (OCEANUS) OM 0811 8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 59 Specification General Channels : Transmit 55 Receive 80 Marine/10 Weather Controls : On-Off/Volume, Squelch Status Indicators : TX (Transmit), TRI (Triple Watch), HI (High), LO (Low), USA, CAN, INT, ALT, MEM, WX and Channel Display Channel Display : LCD (Full DotMatrix)
  • Page 62: Troubleshooting

    If the ATLANTIS 250 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 63: Care And Maintenance

    8/11/03 10:46 AM Page 61 Care and Maintenance Your OSEANUS DSC is a precision 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: •...
  • Page 64: Three Year Limited Warranty

    WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”) ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for three years, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and be of no further effect 36 months after the date of original retail sale.