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MHS125
FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO
RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE
OWNER'S MANUAL
GUIDE D'UTILISATION

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  • Page 1 MHS125 FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION...
  • Page 2 Making a Distress Call For future reference, write your boat’s name & call sign here: Speak slowly - clearly - calmly. Make sure your radio is on. 16/9-TRI Press the (If the corner of the display does not show 16, press the button again until it does.) Push to Talk Press the...
  • Page 3 Pour toute référence ultérieure, transcrivez ci-dessous le nom et l’indicatif d’appel de votre bateau: Parlez lentement – clairement – calmement. Vérifiez si votre radio est en marche. Appuyez sur la touche commuter au canal 16 (156,8 MHz). (Si le canal 16 n’apparaît pas à...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Making.a.Distress.. Call... (inside.front.cover) table of Contents Introduction..E-1 Features... E-1 Getting.Started..E-3 What’s.included... E-3 Parts.of.the.MHS125... E-4 Front.view..E-4 Back.view..E-4 Charger... E-5 Reading.the.display..E-6 Display.icons.and.. what.they.mean..E-6 How.It.Works..E-7 Normal.mode.operation.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    The charger is not waterproof. Memory scan mode  Lets you save channels to memory and monitor them in quick succession. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Maritime.Radio.Services.. Operation... E-30 Basic.Radio.Guidelines... E-30 Three.Year.Limited.. Warranty... E-33...
  • Page 6 All marine VHF channels for the U.S., Canada, and  international waters National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA) Weather Channel watch Sounds a warning tone when a hazard alert is issued. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 7: Getting.started

    AC Adapter Alkaline Battery Case (batteries not included) Mounting Hardware 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 MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Charger...
  • Page 8: Parts.of.the.mhs125

    Back view Battery charging Battery charging Battery Battery contacts contacts latch latch Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Squelch knob Squelch knob (Turn clockwise to (Turn clockwise to decrease channel decrease channel noise.) noise.) Belt clip Belt clip Battery...
  • Page 9: Charger

    Listen.to.the.weather. WX-Alert channels. Start.scanning.the.channels. Scan-Dual saved.in.memory. Change.the.transmit.power. 1/2.5/5W (see.page.E-8). Charger Charging Charging contacts contacts Charging Charging latches latches Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Turn.counter-clockwise.to...: Decrease.the.volume.or.turn.off. the.radio. Lower.the.squelch.level.to.hear. weaker.signals. Press.to... Transmit.on.a.channel Turn.Triple.Watch.on.and. off.. Turns.strobe.SOS.light.on. and.off. Lock.the.keys;.press.and. hold.again.to.unlock. Move.quickly.up.the. channels. Move.quickly.down.the. channels.
  • Page 10: Reading.the.display

    The table below shows all the possible icons and what they mean. Display icons and what they mean Icon , or , or Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual The radio is The radio is transmitting transmitting Battery Battery status icon status icon...
  • Page 11: How.it.works

    Watch.mode Checks.the.last-used.weather. Weather.Alert. channel.for.hazard.alerts. Watch every.7.seconds. Checks.channel.16.for.activity. Dual.Watch every.2.seconds. Checks.channels.16.and.9.for. Triple.Watch activity.every.2.seconds. Checks.channels.16.and.9.for. activity.every.2.seconds,.and. Quad.Watch checks.the.last-used.weather. channel.every.7.seconds. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Use.it.when.you. want.to... Monitor.a.channel.or. talk.to.another.radio. Check.a.small.group. of.regularly-used. channels for traffic. Hear.the.current.or. forecasted.weather. What.it.does To.turn.it. on/off (default. mode) Press.Scan- Dual.
  • Page 12 (If you are actively transmitting, the radio waits until you finish your transmission before checking the weather channel.) Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Monitoring Channel 25 Monitoring Channel 25 Every 7 seconds, Every 7 seconds, the radio checks the radio checks weather channel.
  • Page 13: Normal.mode.with.triple

    Every 2 seconds, the radio Every 2 seconds, the radio checks channels 9 & 16. checks channels 9 & 16. Triple Watch on Triple Watch on Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual 09 16 09 16 09 16 09 16 09 16...
  • Page 14: Scan.mode.operation

    When the radio stays on a channel, press Channel Up to  leave that channel and resume scanning. To end the scan, press the Scan-Dual button again; the  radio remains on the last scanned channel. E-10 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Resume Resume scan scan...
  • Page 15: Scan.mode

    You can activate Weather Alert Watch and Triple/Dual Watch at the same time. The radio performs both checks at their scheduled time: Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Every 7 seconds, the radio Every 7 seconds, the radio checks the last-used...
  • Page 16: Weather.mode

    This mode is very useful when you are anchoring for the night but want to keep informed of hazards. E-12 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Every 7 seconds, the radio Every 7 seconds, the radio checks the last-used...
  • Page 17: Weather Mode With Triple Watch Or Dual Watch

    (see back cover page for contact information). Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Monitoring Weather Channel WX08 Monitoring Weather Channel WX08 09 16...
  • Page 18: Using.the.alkaline

    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 ...
  • Page 19: Mounting.the.charger

    Make sure that the CHARGE LED on the charger turns orange. Cautions: 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. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual E-15...
  • Page 20: Important Notes On Charging The Battery

    Place the clip on the post and slide the clip upwards until it clicks into place. E-16 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Rotate the belt clip so that the finger indentation is towards the top of the radio. Align the center of the clip with...
  • Page 21: Using.your.radio

    Setting the squelch level higher filters out noise and lets only actual radio transmissions through. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Strong signals Strong signals Weak signals Weak signals Noise...
  • Page 22: Changing.the.channel

    If you find yourself far away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 Watt to 2.5 Watts or 5 Watts: Select the channel you want to transmit on. E-18 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Setting.the.uic.channel.mode

    SOS high-intensity LED light on your radio, your radio will blink “S O S” in international Morse Code. This will make it easier for rescuers to find you faster. Your radio operates normally when the sos leD strobe is  activated. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual E-19...
  • Page 24: Turning The Key Beep On And Off

    HHSPM Speaker Mic  VOX100 Headset Mic.  For details, consult your dealer or contact Uniden directly (see back cover for contact information). MaintenanCe anD troublesHooting Due to its rugged design, your radio requires very little maintenance. However, it is a precision electronic instrument,...
  • Page 25: Common.questions

    I can’t hear anything from the speaker. Noise comes out of the speaker all the time Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Things to Try Don’t use the charger when the ambient temperature is below 0° C (32° F) or above 45° C (113° F).
  • Page 26: Specifications

    Display Speaker Power Source Size (without antenna) Weight E-22 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Things to Try Check your UIC channel settings: does the area you are in use different channel assignments? Make sure Weather Alert Watch is turned on.
  • Page 27: Channels.and.. Frequencies.(Mhz

    Ch RX.Freq TX.Freq. 1A. 156.050 156.050 5A. 156.250 156.250 156.300 156.300 7A. 156.350 156.350 156.400 156.400 156.450 156.450 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual 156~158 MHz ±10 PPM 1.0 W & 2.5W & 5W 70 dBc 1500 mA (5W) Double Conversion Super Heterodyne...
  • Page 28 68 156.425 156.425 69 156.475 156.475 70 156.525 .Inhibit Receive.only Digital.Selective.Calling 71 156.575 156.575 72 156.625 156.625 73 156.675 156.675 74 156.725 156.725 E-24 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual US.Marine.Channels Status.. Simplex Commercial Simplex Vessel traffic system Simplex Vessel traffic system...
  • Page 29 160.700 156.100 160.750 156.150 4A 156.200 156.200 5A 156.250 156.250 156.300 156.300 7A 156.350 156.350 156.400 156.400 156.450 156.450 156.500 156.500 156.550 156.550 156.600 156.600 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual US.Marine.Channels Status.. Simplex Non.Commercial Simplex Commercial Simplex Commercial Simplex Coast.Guard Simplex Coast.Guard...
  • Page 30 65A 156.275 156.275 66A 156.325 156.325 Simplex,.1W Port.Operation 156.375 156.375 156.425 156.425 156.475 156.475 156.525 Inhibit Receive.only Digital.Selective.Calling 156.575 156.575 156.625 156.625 156.675 156.675 E-26 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Canadian.Marine.Channels Status Simplex Vessel Traffic System Simplex Distress,.safety,.calling Simplex Commercial Simplex Canadian.Coast.Guard Simplex Canadian.Coast.Guard...
  • Page 31: International Channel Frequencies And Names

    2 160.700 156.100 3 160.750 156.150 4 160.800 156.200 5 160.850 156.250 6 156.300 156.300 7 160.950 156.350 8 156.400 156.400 9 156.450 156.450 10 156.500 156.500 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Canadian.Marine.Channels Status Simplex Port.Operation Simplex Inter.Ship Simplex Inter.Ship Simplex Inter.Ship...
  • Page 32 66 160.925 156.325 67 156.375 156.375 68 156.425 156.425 69 156.475 156.475 70 156.525 Inhibit Receive.only Digital.Selective.Calling 71 156.575 156.575 72 156.625 156.625 E-28 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Status Simplex Vessel traffic system Simplex Vessel traffic system Simplex Bridge.to.bridge...
  • Page 33 WX02. 162.4000. WX03. 162.4750. WX04. 162.4250. WX05. 162.4500. WX06. 162.5000. WX07. 162.5250. WX08. 161.6500. WX09. 161.7750. WX10. 163.2750. Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual Status Simplex Port.operation Simplex Port.operation Simplex Port.operation.(ship-ship) Duplex Port.operation Duplex Port.operation Duplex Port.operation Duplex Port.operation Duplex Port.operation Duplex Port.operation...
  • Page 34: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    16 whenever your boat is underway. If you hear a distress call, wait a few minutes to let a shore  station or Coast Guard vessel respond. If no other station E-30 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: 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 36 NOTE: Li-Ion batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly. Avoid exposing the battery (whether attached to the radio or not) to direct sunlight, heated cars, or temperatures E-32 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37: 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 38 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-34 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 40 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-36 Uniden MHS125 Radio Owner’s Manual...