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UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM
OWNER'S MANUAL
uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhI I
uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhI I
UHF RADIO TRANSCEIVER
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UH400SX
UH400SX-RM
UH500SX
UH500SX-RM
1/2/08 1:31:20 PM
1/2/08 1:31:20 PM

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  • Page 1 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM OWNER’S MANUAL uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhI I uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhI I UHF RADIO TRANSCEIVER UH400SX-RM UH500SX-RM UH400SX UH500SX 1/2/08 1:31:20 PM 1/2/08 1:31:20 PM...
  • Page 2 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhII II uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhII II 1/2/08 1:31:21 PM 1/2/08 1:31:21 PM...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Contents Introduction Features ...3 Preventive Maintenance ...4 Troubleshooting ...4 Controls / Connectors ...5 Indicators ...9 Included with Your UHF CB Radio ...10 Optional Accessories ... 11 DIN-E Installation (UH500SX, UH500SX-RM only) ...12 Connecting the Microphone ...14 Mounting the MIC Hanger ...15...
  • Page 4 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:2 Sec1:2 uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:2 Sec1:2 1/2/08 1:31:21 PM 1/2/08 1:31:21 PM...
  • Page 5: Features

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Introduction The Uniden UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX and UH500SX-RM is designed to provide you with years of trouble free service. Its rugged components and materials are capable of withstanding harsh environments. Please read this Operating Manual carefully to ensure you gain the optimum performance of the unit.
  • Page 6: Preventive Maintenance

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Introduction Preventive Maintenance: The following system checks should be made every six to twelve months: • Check the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR). • Inspect the tightness of all electrical connections. • Inspect the antenna coaxial cable for wear or breaks on the shielding.
  • Page 7: Controls/Connectors

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Controls/Connectors UH400SX Front View UH500SX Front View Controls and Connectors Rotary CHANNEL Selector MENU/ENTER - Menu and Select Button DUAL - Dual Watch MON - Monitor Button DCS/CTCSS - DCS and CTCSS Tone...
  • Page 8 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Controls/Connectors UH400SX Rear View Connectors Power Input Connection (13.8VDC) Ext. Speaker Jack Rear MIC Jack UHF Antenna Connection uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:6 Sec1:6 uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:6 Sec1:6 UH500SX Rear View 1/2/08 1:31:22 PM...
  • Page 9: Controls And Connectors

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Controls/Connectors Remote LCD Speaker Microphone (Remote SPK/MIC) (optional accessory, included with UH400SX-RM, UH500SX-RM) Controls and Connectors 15 CALL - Call Tone Button 16 INST - Instant Channel Button 17 PTT - Push To Talk Button...
  • Page 10 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Controls/Connectors Standard Microphone Controls and Connectors 15 CALL - Call Tone Button 16 INST - Instant Channel Button 17 PTT - Push To Talk Button 21 MICROPHONE 30 RJ45 type plug 31 Front MIC Jack Cover...
  • Page 11: Indicators

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Indicators UH500SX and UH400SX LCD (not to scale) Remote MIC LCD Indicators TX - Transmit DUAL - Dual Watch SCAN - Scan mode Channel Frequency GS - Group Scan INST - Instant Channel...
  • Page 12: Included With Your Uhf Cb Radio

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Included with your UHF CB Radio Standard Microphone Mounting Bracket, Mounting Screws, Washer Stars And Screws (UH400SX and UH400SX-RM models only) Remote LCD Speaker Microphone (UH400SX-RM and UH500SX-RM uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:10 Sec1:10...
  • Page 13: Optional Accessories

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Optional Accessories Optional Accessories DIN Mounting Kit (DMK8990) for compact models External Speaker (MS100) uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:11 Sec1:11 uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:11 Sec1:11 Remote LCD Speaker Microphone (RM100) Extension cable kit RM100 (EC100) •...
  • Page 14: Din-E Installation (Uh500Sx, Uh500Sx-Rm Only)

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM DIN-E Installation (UH500SX, UH500SX-RM Only) Mounting Using the DIN-E Sleeve If you are unsure about how to install your UH500SX in your vehicle using the DIN-E sleeve, consult your automobile manufacturer, dealer, or a qualifi ed installer. Before installing, confi...
  • Page 15 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM DIN-E Installation (UH500SX, UH500SX-RM Only) Removing the UH500SX from the DIN-E Sleeve If you plan to use the Rear MIC Jack or connect an external speaker, at a later time, you should plan to remove the UH500SX from the DIN-E sleeve. This is easily done using the provided Removal Keys.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Microphone

    (UH500SX) or left (UH400SX) side of the MIC plug and push it upwards (UH500SX) or to the right (UH400SX). At the same time tug on the MIC cord to draw back the MIC plug.
  • Page 17: Mounting The Mic Hanger

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Mounting the MIC Hanger The Microphone Hanger comes in two parts. How and where you mount the MIC hanger will determine which parts to use. Conventional Mounting with Screws Use the front part of the MIC Hanger only.
  • Page 18 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Mounting the MIC Hanger MIC Hanger mounted over MIC Cable The curly cord of the Standard MIC and Remote SPK/MIC can extend up to 1.5m. For practical mounting of the MIC Hanger using the threaded cord technique it is highly recommended to use this technique with the optional Extension Cable.
  • Page 19: Operation

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Turning on the Power Press and hold the ON/OFF control at the [POWER] base or the button on the Remote SPK/MIC. Setting the Manual Squelch (base only) Turn the outer ring of the SQ control at the base to adjust the Squelch.
  • Page 20: Setting The Auto Squelch

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Setting the Auto Squelch The Auto Squelch feature is available only when the Remote SPK/MIC is connected. It has an Off setting and 3 preset squelch levels: oFF - Auto Squelch OFF...
  • Page 21: Monitor

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Monitor Press and hold [DUAL/MON] at the base or [SQL/MON] on the Remote SPK/MIC to open the squelch and receive all weak signals. Press and hold [DUAL/MON] at the base or [SQL/MON] on the Remote SPK/MIC again to cancel.
  • Page 22: Programming The Instant Priority Channel

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Programming the Instant Priority Channel Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the base or press on the Remote SPK/MIC to select the Priority Channel you prefer. [INST] Press and hold button on the microphone for 3 seconds to store the new setting.
  • Page 23: Using Repeater Channels

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Using Repeater Channels UHF CB repeaters are used to retransmit or relay your signal. Repeaters will extend the range of your radio and overcome the shielding effect caused by solid obstructions. In normal Simplex operation, your radio transmits on one particular frequency and receives on that same frequency.
  • Page 24: Operating The Uhf Cb Radio In Duplex Mode

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Operating the UHF CB Radio in Duplex Mode For this example we are adopting CH01 as the channel being used in your area for repeater use. [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press . The duplex setting fl...
  • Page 25: Open Scan (Os) Mode

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Open Scan (OS) Mode Allows continuous scanning of all selected channels. If an active channel is found, scanning will stop on that channel. If the received signal ceases, the unit will wait 3 seconds for the signal to return, otherwise scanning resumes.
  • Page 26: Priority Watch

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Priority Watch To switch Priority Watch On/Off; [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press two times. The Priority Watch setting fl ashes. 2. Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the base or press change the setting between ON or OFF.
  • Page 27: 40 Rx Channels

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation 40 RX Channels The radio has 40 receive only channels (CH41 to CH80) which can be programmed with frequencies ranging from 450-512MHz (in 12.5kHz steps). Manual Programming Turn power off. Press and hold...
  • Page 28: Selecting The Call Tone

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Selecting the Call tone [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press four times. The call tone setting fl ashes. 2. Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the base or press Remote SPK/MIC to change the setting between 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Page 29: Busy Channel Lockout

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Busy Channel Lockout If the channel is already in use, you can prevent the UHF CB Radio from transmitting . This is particularly important when using CTCSS/DCS. [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press fi ve times.
  • Page 30: Ctcss (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System)

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the base or press on the Remote SPK/MIC the desired channel to use CTCSS. [DCS/CTCSS] Press CTCSS icon appears. Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at...
  • Page 31: Beep On/Off

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation Beep On/Off [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press seven times. The Beep setting fl ashes. 2. Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the base or press on the Remote SPK/MIC to change the setting between ON or OFF.
  • Page 32: Lcd Contrast For Remote Spk/Mic

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM Operation LCD Contrast for Remote SPK/MIC The LCD Contrast option becomes available only when the Remote SPK/MIC is con- nected. [MENU/ENTER] 1. Press nine times. The LCD Contrast setting fl ashes. 2. Turn the Rotary Channel Selector at the...
  • Page 33: Uhf Cb Channels & Frequency List

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM UHF CB Channels & Frequencies Channels 5 and 35 are used for emergency channels. CTCSS and DCS will not operate on these channels. Please follow these guidelines for channel use in Australia: • Channels 05 and 35 are Emergency Channels.
  • Page 34: Ctcss & Dcs Code List

    UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM CTCSS & DCS Code List uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:32 Sec1:32 uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:32 Sec1:32 1/2/08 1:31:30 PM 1/2/08 1:31:30 PM...
  • Page 35: Warranty

    Uniden Australia Pty Limited ABN 58 001 865 498 Uniden New Zealand Limited Elements of Warranty: Uniden warrants to the original retail owner for the duration of this warranty its UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX and UH500SX-RM UHF CB TRANSCEIVER RADIO (hereinafter referred to as the Product), to be free from defects in materials and crafts- manship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
  • Page 36 UNIDEN Model UH400SX, UH400SX-RM, UH500SX, UH500SX-RM OM © 2008 Uniden Australia Pty Limited/Uniden New Zealand Limited uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:34 Sec1:34 uh400sx, uh500sx, uh400sx-RM, uhSec1:34 Sec1:34 Printed in China UTZZ01940ZZ(0) 1/2/08 1:31:30 PM 1/2/08 1:31:30 PM...

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