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  • Page 2: Maritime Radio Services Operation

    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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Uniden OCEANUS DSC...2 Included with your OCEANUS 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 OCEANUS DSC...10 Operation ...11 Power On/Off ...11 Last Channel Memory...11 Squelch...12...
  • Page 4 Setup ...30 Alarm Clock ...30 Directory...33 FIPS ...37 Auto Channel Switch...40 Position Reply ...41 CH Tag ...43 WHAM...45 Group MMSI...48 User MMSI ...49 System...51 Contrast...51 Lamp Adjust ...52 Key Beep ...53 NMEA Technical Setup ...54 Optional Accessories ...54 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (USA Channels) ...55 Channel and Functions (International Channels) ...56 Channel and Functions (Canadian Channels) ...57...
  • Page 5: Uniden Oceanus Dsc

    Uniden OCEANUS DSC The Uniden OCEANUS 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 6: Included With Your Oceanus Dsc

    Included with your OCEANUS 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 7: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and Indicators Front panel/Microphone PTT Switch - Press to transmit and release to receive. 2.13. 16/9/TRI - Press this key instantly change to Channel 16, Channel 9 or current channel. Pressing and holding this key for 2 seconds will activate the triple Watch Feature.
  • Page 8 Rear Panel Connectors ACC Connector To OCEANUS DSC Note: DC13.8V and GND are for GPS ANT. DC Jack ACC Connector Remote Connector Antenna Connector...
  • Page 9 TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting. HI (High) - Indicates transmit output is 25 Watts. C - Indicates Canada Channel Mode. DSC - Indicators the radio is in the DSC mode. TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect. MEM (Memory) - Indicates Memory Scan Mode status for each channel selected.
  • Page 10 Flow Chart for Menu Operation DSC CALL INDIVIDUAL GROUP ALL SHIPS POS REQUEST POS SEND STANDBY CALL WAIT EXIT NOTES: "POS SEND" and "ALARM CLOCK" are not displayed in Menu when GPS module is not connected. When the radio is in one of the following modes: WX Alert mode, Channel 16/9 mode, Scan Mode, or Triple Watch mode, and the user presses the Menu key, all the of these modes are cancelled.
  • Page 11: Installation

    Caution: The OCEANUS 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. You should select the optimum relationship among these considerations.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Installing The Oceanus Dsc

    Installing the OCEANUS 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. Mark the location of the mounting bracket.
  • Page 14: Operation

    POWER On/Off Turn the unit On by rotating the PWR/VOL control clockwise. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level. When you turn the unit On, you will hear a beep, and the greeting message below appears on the LCD for 3 seconds. Note: When you turn On the radio for the first time after purchase, the channel 16 will appear on the LCD.
  • Page 15: Squelch

    SQUELCH Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through. Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers the “Squelch Gate” so that everything gets through - noise, weak signals, and strong signals.
  • Page 16: Coast Guard Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications

    COAST GUARD CHANNEL 16/CHANNEL 9 COMMUNICATIONS To access Coast Guard Channel 16 or Channel 9 communications, press 16/9/TRI. You can access Coast Guard 16 CH instantly while tuned to another channel. Press 16/9/TRI again for Channel 9 Calling communications. Press 16/9/TRI a third time to return to the channel selected prior to accessing Coast Guard Channel 16/Channel 9 commnunications.
  • Page 17: Manual Tuning

    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 WX 0-9. WEATHER CHANNELS To select Weather Channels 0-9, press WX/ALERT. The radio will go to the last selected Weather Channel.
  • Page 18: Triple Watch Scan

    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. Triple Watch Scan To turn Triple Watch Scan On, press and hold 16/9/TRI for 2 seconds.
  • Page 19: Weather Alert

    Weather Alert The traditional weather feature receives weather broadcast (usually within a 50-mile radius) then sounds an alarm of any emergency code which was transmitted along with the broadcast. This means that people who live outside an affected area are often alerted even when their area is not affected, causing many of them to ignore potentially real emergency/weather warnings that can save lives.
  • Page 20 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 the WX ALERT On and icon appears. If the radio receives a 1050Hz tone, the icon will blink every other second and the alert tone will ring.
  • Page 21: Transmitting

    TRANSMITTING The OCEANUS DSC transmits on fifty-four 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 22: Distress

    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 23: Marine Distress Procedure

    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. Say "MAYDAY [your ship name]." Give your location: (what navigational aids or landmarks are near).
  • Page 24: Menu Operation

    1. DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (DSC) Digital Selective Calling is a process of establishing a radio call, it has been chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as an international standard for establishing VHF, MF and HF radio calls. Digital Selective Calling has also been selected as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Page 25: Group

    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 transmitting. When you receive the individual acknowledgment successfully, WAITING will change to...
  • Page 26: All Ships

    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 Press SELECT at DSC CALL , see page 21). INDIVIDUAL Press CH M twice to select SHIPS...
  • Page 27: Position Request

    Select the category of your call using CH L and M ( ROUTINE Note: ROUTINE calls tune to the previously selected channel. Press SELECT to transmit the ALL SHIPS DSC signal. When sending either an SAFETY message, all radios will automatically move to channel 70 until all of the data is received.
  • Page 28 Press SELECT. The individual directory appears. Select the name to request the individual’s position using CH L and M. Press SELECT to transmit the position request call. POS WAITING individual, and the radio use 70 CH while transmitting. When the called vessel sends the position information, time and position appears followed by the individual.
  • Page 29: Position Send

    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. Press SELECT at DSC CALL , see page 21).
  • Page 30: Standby

    1-F. STANDBY The DSC STANDBY function allows the OCEANUS 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. Press SELECT at DSC CALL , see page 21).
  • Page 31: Call Wait

    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 32: Geographical Call

    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. Press SELECT.
  • Page 33: Setup

    2. SETUP Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds to enter Menu Operation. Press CH M once to display and press SELECT. SETUP has 9 options as follows. To exit, select 2-A. ALARM CLOCK This feature is only available when the GPS is connected to the NMEA0183 Accessory Wires.
  • Page 34 Select AM or PM using CH L or M, then press SELECT. A confirmation screen appears. 2-A-2. ALARM ON This feature allows you to turn the alarm ON. Press SELECT at SETUP , see page 30). ALARM CLOCK SELECT. Press SELECT again. .
  • Page 35 2-A-3. ALARM OFF This feature allows you to turn the alarm OFF. Press SELECT at SETUP , see page 30). ALARM CLOCK Press SELECT. using CH L or M, then press Select SELECT. Press SELECT. The radio returns to the channel display screen and the disappears.
  • Page 36: Directory

    2-B. DIRECTORY This function will allow you to send an individual call, etc. The Directory function memorizes the name and MMSI number of 20 other vessels. The following screen will allow you to setup an alphanumeric identity as well as the corresponding MMSI number. Press SELECT at SETUP , see page 30).
  • Page 37 2-B-1. NEW This function will allow you to enter new information into the directory. Press SELECT at 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 blinking digit moves to the right.
  • Page 38 2-B-2. EDIT If you want to edit the DIRECTORY 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. See the step 2 of 3-E-1 for detail.
  • Page 39 2-B-3. DELETE If you want to delete the directory Press SELECT at the individual you want to delete. Press CH M once. then press SELECT. The radio displays the next individual. If no more code remains, appears. DELETE appears, EXIT...
  • Page 40: Fips

    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. To obtain the FIPS code for a particular area contact the NWS toll free at 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263).
  • Page 41 2-C-1. NEW If you want to register a new FIPS code Press SELECT at screen appears. You can now enter the new FIPS code. Press CH L to increase the number, CH L to decrease. The number will be entered when SELECT is pressed, and the blinking digit moves to the right.
  • Page 42 When you finished editing the last digit, the confirmation screen appears. 2-C-3. DELETE If you want to delete a directory entry Press SELECT at the code that you want to delete. Press CH M once. then press SELECT. The radio displays the next code. If no more code remains, appears.
  • Page 43: Auto Channel Switch

    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 44: Position Reply

    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 , see page 30). Display POS REPLY and M.
  • Page 45 Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. You can select whether reply the request or not. If you wants to reply press SELECT. Press SELECT.
  • Page 46: Ch Tag

    2-F. CH TAG This feature allows you to name each marine channel. Press SELECT at SETUP , see page 30). Display CH TAG and M. 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 47 2-F-1. EDIT If you want to edit the channel name Press SELECT at the individual channel you want to edit. You can edit the name. Press CH L 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 48: Wham

    2-G. WHAM (Wireless Handheld Access Microphone) This feature, from the setup menu, will allow you to connect the WHAM. Note: When you use the WHAM in addition to the OCEANUS DSC wired mic, please set the BASE ID for the WHAM the same as your OCEANUS DSC.
  • Page 49 2-G-1. BASE ID 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 OCEANUS DSC and WHAM, which enables your OCEANUS DSC and WHAM to communicate with one another.
  • Page 50 2-G-2. LINK CH This feature allows you to change the channel between your OCEANUS DSC and the WHAM if you encounter interference. Press CH M once at LINK CH appears. Press SELECT to enter the editing mode. Press CH L to increase the number, CH M to decrease.
  • Page 51: Group Mmsi

    2-H. GROUP MMSI Press SELECT at SETUP , see page 30). Display GROUP MMSI and M. 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. The number will be entered when SELECT is pressed, and the blinking digit moves to the right.
  • Page 52: User Mmsi

    U.S. Coast Guard to help in search and rescue operations. To obtain an MMSI number, contact your authorized Uniden dealer or visit one of the following websites: http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html, www.boatus.com/mmsi/, or www.maritel.com This portion of the SETUP menu will allow you to program an MMSI, (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) for sending and receiving DSC calls.
  • Page 53 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 54: System

    3. SYSTEM Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds to enter Menu Operation. Press CH M twice to display and press SELECT. SYSTEM has 3 options as follows. To exit, select EXIT 3-A. CONTRAST Press SELECT at CONTRAST appears. Press SELECT to enter the setting mode.
  • Page 55: Lamp Adjust

    3-B. LAMP ADJUST Press SELECT at Press CH M once to select ADJUST Press SELECT to enter the setting mode. Press CH L and M to select the backlight brightness level. (Default is set to 2). When you find the most favorable brightness, press the SELECT.
  • Page 56: Key Beep

    3-C. KEY BEEP Press SELECT at Press CH M twice to select Press SELECT to enter the setting mode. Press CH L and M to select Press SELECT. The radio returns to the KEY BEEP screen. SYSTEM KEY BEEP...
  • Page 57: Nmea Technical Setup

    Direction, and Date information. The data amplitude : Over 3.0V Drive capability : Over 10mA • Flush mounting bracket for “in dash” installation. (White = FMB322W, Black = FMB322B) Contact your Uniden Dealer for information. NMEA Technical Setup Optional Accessories...
  • Page 58: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone Channel And Functions (Usa Channels)

    VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE — 163.275 — 162.550 — 162.400 — 162.475 — 162.425 — 162.450 — 162.500 — 162.525 — 161.650 — 161.775 156.050 156.050 156.150 156.150 156.250 156.250 156.300 156.300 156.350...
  • Page 59: Channel And Functions (International Channels)

    VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions 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...
  • Page 60: Channel And Functions (Canadian Channels)

    VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions 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...
  • Page 61: Nwr-Same Event Code

    NWR-SAME EVENT CODE Event Code Emergency Action Notification Emergency Action Termination National Information Center Tornado Warning # Severe Thunderstorm Warning # 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 Civil Emergency Message...
  • Page 62: Specification

    General Channels Controls Status Indicators Channel Display 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 Frequency Stability...
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    If the OCEANUS DSC 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. SYMPTOM Won’t power On.
  • Page 64: Care And Maintenance

    A defective antenna may cause damage to your radio. • You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance of your radio. • You are urged to arrange for periodic performance checks with your Uniden Marine dealer. Care and Maintenance...
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  • Page 67: 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.

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