Maritime Radio Services Operation 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.
The Uniden OCEANUS is of all solid state design with conservatively rated, rugged components and materials compatible with the marine environment. The transceiver utilizes a number of gaskets, sealing rings, waterproof membranes, and other sealants to effect a splashproof housing for protection of the electronics.
Controls and Indicators Front Panel CHANNEL - This control is used to manually select the desired Communication Channel (01 - 28 and 60 - 88), or Weather Channel (0 - 9). LCD Panel - Indicators for TX, SCAN, TRI, U, I, C, HI, LO, MEM, WX, WX ALERT, and Channel Number.
Rear Panel Connectors +13.8V Antenna Connector - Connect the antenna here using a type PL259 connector. Remote Speaker Connector - An external 4 ohm, 4 Watt speaker may be connected to this jack. The connecting wire must have a miniature plug. DC Power and PA Speaker Output - The “Pigtail”...
18 19 20 21 U (US) - Indicates US Channel Mode. I (International) - Indicates International Channel Mode. C (Canada) - Indicates Canada Channel Mode. TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect. SCAN - Indicates Normal Scan Mode. TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting.
Multi-Function Keys WX (Weather) - This key is used to switch between monitoring weather channels and communication channels. This key is also used to activate the Weather Alert Mode. • Press WX to switch between weather and communication channels. • Press and hold WX to turn the Weather Alert Mode On/Off. 16/9 - This key is used to instantly access Channel 16 and Channel 9 communications.
MEM - This key enters channels in the Memory Scan Mode. When used in conjunction with H/L, the LCD Panel brightness can be adjusted. When used in conjunction with the 16/9 key, the Channel Mode of Operation can be selected. •...
Caution: The OCEANUS will only operate with nominal 12 volt negative ground battery systems. It is important to carefully determine the most suitable location for your OCEANUS on your vessel. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental considerations must all be taken into account. You should select the optimum relationship among these considerations.
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.
Installing the OCEANUS 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. Mark the location of the mounting bracket.
Turn the unit on by rotating the power/volume control clockwise. Adjust the SQUELCH control counterclockwise until you hear background noise, and then turn it clockwise just until the noise disappears. Triple Watch Triple Watch monitors Channel 16 and Channel 9 for activity every two seconds while scanning or monitoring.
To cancel Channel 16/Channel 9 communications: • Press 16/9 until previous channel setting appears. —or— • Press WX. Weather Scan To scan only Weather Channels 0 - 9, press WX, and then press and hold STEP. The WX indicator will appear on the LCD Panel, indicating Weather Mode.
Memory Scan To scan channels stored in Memory Scan, press and hold STEP. In the Memory Scan Mode, the OCEANUS scans only those channel numbers previously entered into Memory Scan. If no channel has been entered into Memory Scan, an error tone sounds and the LCD Panel does not change.
Transmitting When the power is turned on, the transmitter is set for 25 Watts (except for USA Channels 13 and 67, and CANADA channels 13, 15, 17 and 20). The HI indicator will appear on the LCD Panel, indicating 25 Watt output power.
General Channels Controls Status Indicators Channel Display Selector Switch Buttons Connectors Size Weight Supply Voltage Standard Accessories Antenna Impedance Microphone Speaker Operating Temperature Range Shock and Vibration FCC Approvals Transmitter Power Output Power Requirement Modulation Hum and Noise Signal-to-Noise Audio Distortion Spurious Suppression Output Power Stabilization Frequency Range...
If the OCEANUS does not perform to your expectations, try the suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the Uniden Customer Service Center at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
A defective antenna may cause damage to your radio. • You are responsible for the continued FCC technical compliance of your radio. • You are urged to arrange for periodic performance checks with your Uniden Marine Dealer.
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.