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MHS050-2
FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO
RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE
OWNER'S MANUAL
GUIDE D'UTILISATION

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  • Page 1 MHS050-2 FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION...
  • Page 2 13. End the message by saying “THIS IS {name or call sign of your boat}, OVER.” Push to Talk 14. Release the button and listen. if you do not get an answer after 30 seconds, repeat your call beginning at step 3 above. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 3 13. Terminez le message en disant “ICI {nom ou indicatif d’appel de votre bateau}, À VOUS”. 14. Relâchez le bouton Push to Talk du microphone et écoutez. si vous n’obtenez pas de réponse après 30 secondes, répétez l’appel encommençant à l’étape 3 ci-dessus Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents MHS050-2 INTRODUCTION ..............6 FEATURES ..................6 GETTING STARTED ................7 WHAT’S INCLUDED ................. 7 CONTROLS AND INDICATORS ............8 GETTING STARTED ................9 CONNECTING POWER ..............9 INSTALL THE BATTERY PACk ............9 CHARGING THE BATTERY PACk ..........10 BATTERY LEVEL DISPLAY .............11...
  • Page 5 US CHANNEL FREQUENCIES AND NAMES ........ 20 CANADIAN CHANNEL FREQUENCIES AND NAMES ....21 INTERNATIONAL CHANNEL FREQUENCIES AND NAMES ..23 REGULATIONS AND SAFETY WARNINGS ........26 RBRC INFORMATION ..............26 MARITIME RADIO SERVICES OPERATION ......... 26 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 6: Mhs050-2 Introduction

    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 MHS050-2 features, please read this operating guide carefully before using the unit.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    (PS-0047) Owner’s Manual (Not Shown) Carabiner Clip* (2) Beltclip If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact Uniden Customer Service (see back cover for contact information). For information on available accessories, NOTE visit www.uniden.com. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Controls And Indicators

    10 16/9 TRI (Triple Watch) button Power Boost button 11 SQL/UIC (Squelch) button Monitor button 12 Microphone Channel Up/Down 13 Speaker 14 Channel Indicator HI/LO (Transmit Power)/ Keylock button 15 Scan Indicator SCAN/MEM (Memory) button Power Key 16 TX Indicator Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    3. Put the NiMH battery pack in the battery compartment, applying the battery contacts to the lower charge contacts. Be sure to follow the instructions written on the battery pack’s label. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery Pack

    2. Set the charging cradle on the desk or tabletop, and place the radio in the charging cradle with the keypad facing forward. 3. Make sure that the LED illuminates. Charge the battery pack for 13 hours then remove the radio from the charging cradle. E-10 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11: Battery Level Display

    Recharge the battery at any time. From empty, the battery requires 13 hours to fully charge. For faster charging, turn off the radio. NOTE Battery Life: 12 Hours (Typical) This is based on the following Duty Cycle: Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-11...
  • Page 12: Attaching The Beltclip

    OFF. Volume The volume level can be adjusted from (no volume) to (maximum volume). Press VO or VO to increase or decrease the volume level. shows on the display and the current volume level flashes. E-12 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Select A Channel

    If unwanted weak and noisy signals are getting through, increase the squelch level (raise the “Squelch Gate”) to a medium level. Now only medium and strong signals get through. S1 - minimum squelch S2 - medium squelch Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-13...
  • Page 14: Srt Channel Mode

    LO displays when on low power. 3. Before you transmit again, listen for activity on the selected channel. 4. When the channel is clear, press and hold PTT or BOOST to transmit. TX displays. E-14 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 15: One-Touch Channel 16/9

    If Triple Watch is turned on during the scan, the radio will scan the memory channels in ascending order. Check channel 9 and channel 16 every 2 seconds, and then resume scanning the memory channels. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-15...
  • Page 16: Storing Scanned Channels

    Battery Save automatically activates during standby mode (RX mode without signal). Backlighting The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is backlit for easy viewing at night or in low light situations. Backlighting automatically E-16 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Keypad Lock

    32°F (0°C) or above 113°F (45°C). The power LED on the charger doesn’t turn on. • Make sure the charging contacts on the radio and charger are clean. • Replace the battery. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-17...
  • Page 18: Specifications

    Frequency Tolerance Transmit: 1.5 PPM (at 25°C) Receive: 1.5 PPM (at 25°C) Operating Temperature -4°F (-20°C) to +122°F (+50°C) Antenna Flexible Whip Microphone Built-in Electret type Display Liquid Crystal Display Speaker 16 Ω 0.2 W E-18 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19 +6 dB @ 500 Hz; -6 dB @ 2000 Hz Response Adjacent Channel 70 dB @ ±25 kHz Selectivity Audio Output Power 0.16 W @10% THD Current Drain Squelched: 55 mA; Max. Audio: 175 mA Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-19...
  • Page 20: Channels And Frequencies (Mhz)

    25 161.850 157.250 Duplex Marine operator 26 161.900 157.300 Duplex Marine operator 27 161.950 157.350 Duplex Marine operator 28 162.000 157.400 Duplex Marine operator 63A 156.175 156.175 Simplex Vessel traffic system 65A 156.275 156.275 Simplex Port operation E-20 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Canadian Channel Frequencies And Names

    CanaDian Channel FreQuenCies anD naMes canadian marine channels ch rX freq tX freq Status name 160.650 156.050 Duplex Marine Operator 160.700 156.100 Duplex Marine Operator 160.750 156.150 Duplex Marine Operator 4A 156.200 156.200 Simplex Canadian Coast Guard Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-21...
  • Page 22 62A 156.125 156.125 Simplex Canadian Coast Guard 63A 156.175 156.175 Simplex Port Operation 160.825 156.225 Duplex Marine Operator 64A 156.225 156.225 Simplex Port Operation 65A 156.275 156.275 Simplex Port Operation 66A 156.325 156.325 Simplex, 1W Port Operation E-22 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: International Channel Frequencies And Names

    Simplex Port Operation 157.425 157.425 Simplex Port Operation international Channel FreQuenCies anD naMes international marine channels ch rX freq tX freq Status name 1 160.650 156.050 Duplex Marine operator 2 160.700 156.100 Duplex Marine operator Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-23...
  • Page 24 60 160.625 156.025 Duplex Marine operator 61 160.675 156.075 Duplex Marine operator 62 160.725 156.125 Duplex Marine operator 63 160.775 156.175 Duplex Marine operator 64 160.825 156.225 Duplex Marine operator 65 160.875 156.275 Duplex Marine operator E-24 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25 83 161.775 157.175 Duplex Port operation 84 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine operator 85 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine operator 86 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine operator 87 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine operator 88 157.425 157.425 Simplex Marine operator Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual E-25...
  • Page 26: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    Warnings WARNING! Read this information before using the radio. RBRC InfoRmatIon As part of our commitment to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, Uniden voluntarily participates in an RBRC industry program to collect and recycle used ®...
  • Page 27 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. Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28 -4°F (-20°C) or above +140°F (+60°C). Exposing the chemical contained within the battery pack to temperatures above +140°F (+60°C) may cause the battery to rupture, fail, E-28 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: 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 30 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-30 Uniden MHS050-2 Owner’s Manual...