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Uniden MHS 350 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 www.uniden.com...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Controls and Indicators... 2 Warning! ... 4 Introduction ... 5 Features ... 5 Technical Support and Service ... 6 Maritime Radio Services Operation ... 6 Included in Your Package ... 7 Getting Started ... 8 Mounting the Charging Cradle ... 8 Attaching the Antenna ...
  • Page 4: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and Indicators Antenna Belt Clip PTT (Push to Talk) Key Battery USA/International/Canadian Button (UIC) WX Mode/Weather Alert Button (WX/ALERT) TX Power/Lock Button (1/5W/LOCK) Channel Up Button (L) Channel Down Button (M) Speaker Speaker MIC (Optional) Jack On off/Volume Knob (VOL) Squelch Knob (SQ) LCD Display Memory/FIPS Button (MEM/FIPS)
  • Page 5: Lcd Display

    LCD Display D E F G Channel Number Display Battery Indicator Memory Indicator Transmit Indicator Triple Watch Indicator TX Power Indicator G Key Lock Indicator USA/International/Canadian (US/INT/CAN) Indicator Weather Mode Indicator Scan Indicator Weather Alert Indicator...
  • Page 6: Warning

    • The MHS350 is waterproof only when both the antenna and the battery are properly attached. • Do not operate the transmitter of any radio equipment unless all the Radio Frequency (RF) connectors are secure and any open connectors are properly terminated. •...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    The MHS350 is a waterproof, portable two-way VHF transceiver. It is compact, lightweight, rugged and fits easily in your hand. This handheld VHF marine radio will give you consistent, outstanding performance in virtually all conditions and situations. To ensure that you get the most from the MHS350’s features, please read this operating guide carefully before using the unit.
  • Page 8: Technical Support And Service

    Be sure that a qualified technician services your radio equipment. Caution: Changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by Uniden, or operation of this product in any way other than as detailed by this Operating Guide, can void your authority to operate this product.
  • Page 9: Included In Your Package

    (AD-0007) (HH9408) Rechargeable Battery x2 DC Adapter Charging Cradle (BP350) Wrist Strap Beltclip Mounting Screws Reference Guide/ Printed Material If any of these items are missing from the box, contact your Uniden Dealer or the Uniden Parts Department at (800)-554-3988.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Mounting the Charging Cradle Mount the Charging Cradle to either a counter or wall. To counter: Attach the Charging Cradle using the mounting screws and washers as follows. To wall: Apply the Charging Cradle to the wall and insert the two mounting screws into the larger holes of the Charging Cradle.
  • Page 11: Attaching The Beltclip

    Attaching the Beltclip Hold the beltclip in the direction as illustrated. Apply it to the hanger piece on the back of the radio. Then slide it up. When you hear a click, the beltclip is firmly attached. To take the beltclip off the radio, turn it upside down and slide it up.
  • Page 12: Charging The Battery Pack

    • The jack is for charging only. If the battery level is low, the radio needs to charge before use. • If the LED on the charging cradle flashes, the battery might be broken. Purchase Uniden BP350 battery (see page 29).
  • Page 13: Operation

    • See “Controls and Indicators” (page 2) for button, knob, and key positions. • When you turn On your MHS350 for the first time after purchasing, it is automatically tuned to channel 16, the United States Coast Guard frequency for distress, safety, and calling. From the second time, the radio turned to the channel which was selected before you turn off the radio.
  • Page 14: Selecting A Channel

    Selecting a Channel Turn On your radio. To select a higher channel, press the L button. To select a lower channel, press the M button. • To change the channel continuously, press and hold the L or M button for more than 1 second.
  • Page 15: Triple Watch

    Triple Watch Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal while you listen to the currently selected channel. The marine radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds. To select Triple Watch mode, press and hold the 16/9/TRI button for 2 seconds.
  • Page 16: Monitoring Weather Channels

    Monitoring Weather Channels The MHS350 has 10 preprogrammed emergency/weather channel frequencies, represented by 0 through 9. To listen to the emergency/weather channels in your area, press the WX/ALERT button. WX appears on the display. To move up, press the L button. To move down, press the M button.
  • Page 17: Emergency/Weather Alert

    Emergency/Weather Alert Emergency/Weather Alert allows your MHS350 to function as a severe weather warning radio and will also alert you to any local or national emergencies. If the NOAA issues warning while this fea- ture is turned On, the radio sounds an alert tone. You will then hear the emergency/weather broadcast.
  • Page 18: Same Alert

    SAME Alert SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) alert function as a severe weather and emergency warning like Emergency/Weather alert (see page 15). But SAME allows you to receive, interpret, and display the information about the code so you can determine if the emergency might affect your area.
  • Page 19: Usa, International And Canadian Channels

    To store the FIPS code: Press and hold the MEM/FIPS key for 2 seconds. The radio enters the registration mode. Select the location number from 01 to 15 by pressing the L or M button. Press the MEM/FIPS button. Now enter the FIPS code. Press the L or M button to select the number from 1 to 9.
  • Page 20: Programming A Channel Into Memory

    Programming a Channel into Memory Before using the scanning feature, you have to program channels into memory. Select the channel to enter into memory by pressing the L or M button. Press the MEM/FIPS button to store the channel. MEM appears on the display. Deleting a Channel from Memory Select the channel to delete from memory by pressing the L or M button.
  • Page 21: Transmitting

    Transmitting Transmission power can be set to either 5W or 1W. Press the 1/5W/LOCK button to make the change, then the 5W or the 1W indicator on the display changes accordingly. To transmit, press and hold the PTT (push-to-talk) key. TX appears on the display.
  • Page 22: Battery Indicator

    Battery Indicator When the unit is On, battery power is always indicated on the display. There are 6 levels from 5 to 0. Level 5: The battery is fully charged. Level 0: The radio cannot transmit. If the bat- tery level drops to level 0 during transmitting, the transmission will be canceled.
  • Page 23: Marine Channels - Usa

    Marine Channels - USA Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive — 163.275 — 162.550 — 162.400 — 162.475 — 162.425 — 162.450 — 162.500 — 162.525 — 161.650 — 161.775 156.050 156.050 Com’l, Port Ops, VTS 156.150 156.150 Com’l, Port Ops, VTS 156.250 156.250 156.300 156.300 156.350 156.350...
  • Page 24 Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive 157.250 161.850 157.300 161.900 157.350 161.950 157.400 162.000 156.075 156.075 156.175 156.175 156.225 156.225 156.275 156.275 156.325 156.325 156.375 156.375 156.425 156.425 156.475 156.475 RX Only 156.525 156.575 156.575 156.625 156.625 156.675 156.675 156.725 156.725 156.775 156.775 156.825 156.825 156.875 156.875...
  • Page 25: Marine Channels - International

    Marine Channels - International Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive — 163.275 — 162.550 — 162.400 — 162.475 — 162.425 — 162.450 — 162.500 — 162.525 — 161.650 — 161.775 156.050 160.650 156.100 160.700 156.150 160.750 156.200 160.800 156.250 160.850 156.300 156.300 156.350 160.950 156.400 156.400...
  • Page 26 Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive 157.250 161.850 157.300 161.900 157.350 161.950 157.400 162.000 156.025 160.625 156.075 160.675 156.125 160.725 156.175 160.775 156.225 160.825 156.275 160.875 156.325 160.925 156.375 156.375 156.425 156.425 156.475 156.475 RX Only 156.525 156.575 156.575 156.625 156.625 156.675 156.675 156.725 156.725 156.775 156.775...
  • Page 27: Marine Channels - Canada

    Marine Channels - Canada Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive — 163.275 — 162.550 — 162.400 — 162.475 — 162.425 — 162.450 — 162.500 — 162.525 — 161.650 — 161.775 156.050 160.650 156.100 160.700 156.150 160.750 156.200 156.200 156.250 156.250 156.300 156.300 156.350 156.350 156.400 156.400...
  • Page 28 Channel Frequency (MHz) Desig Transmit Receive 157.250 161.850 157.300 161.900 157.350 161.950 157.400 162.000 156.025 160.625 156.075 156.075 156.125 156.125 156.225 156.225 156.275 156.275 156.325 156.325 156.375 156.375 156.425 156.425 156.475 156.475 RX Only 156.525 156.575 156.575 156.625 156.625 156.675 156.675 156.725 156.725 156.775 156.775 156.825 156.825...
  • Page 29: Nwr-Same Event Code

    NWR-SAME EVENT CODE Event Code Emergency Action Notification Emergency Action Termination National Information Center Tornado Warning # Severe Thunderstorm Warning # SVW (or SVR) Flash Flood Warning Flood Warning Winter Storm Warning Blizzard Warning High Wind/Dust Storm Warning Radiological Hazard Warning Civil Danger Warning Local Area Emergency Hazardous Material Warning...
  • Page 30 Event Code 911 Telephone Outage Emergency Civil Danger Watch Radiological Hazard Watch Hazardous Material Watch Winter Storm Watch High Wind/Dust Storm Watch Tornado Watch Severe Thunderstorm Watch Flash Flood Watch Flood Watch Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch Tsunami Watch Coastal Flood Watch Avalanche Watch Volcano Watch Dust Storm Watch...
  • Page 31: Optional Parts And Replacement Accessories

    Optional Parts and Replacement Accessories AC Adapter Antenna Mounting Screws (AD-0007) (HH9408) Ni-MH Battery Wrist Strap DC Adapter (BP350) Reference Guide/ Charging Cradle Beltclip Printed Material Uniden Parts Department (800)-554-3988 We can also be reached on the web at www.uniden.com...
  • Page 32: Specifications

    General Channels Transmit and Receive Weather Freq. Control Freq. Tol. Transmit Receive Oper. Temp. Antenna Microphone Display Speaker Power Source Size (without antenna) Weight (w/battery & antenna) Transmitter Frequency Range Frequency Stability Power Output Spurious Emissions Current Drain Receiver Receiver Type Frequency Range Sensitivity Squelch Sensitivity...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Not enough range Cause: Line of sight blocked ⇒ Increase antenna height. Will not transmit on 5 watt range but will transmit on the 1 watt range. Cause: Low voltage ⇒ Recharge or replace the batteries. Will not transmit while charging. Cause: Low voltage ⇒...
  • Page 34: Fcc Rf Exposure Information

    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 (black) or HHVTAW07 (white). Use of any other accessory for this purpose may invalidate your authority to operate this device.
  • Page 35: Three-Year Limited Warranty

    Product excluding Ni-MH battery pack to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. Uniden warrants for 12 months, to the original retail owner, the Ni-MH battery pack to be free from defects in material and craftmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
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