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  • Page 2 Making a Distress Call Lift the red cover. Press and hold the button for three seconds. Your radio transmits your boat’s location every few minutes DISTRESS until you receive a response. nOte: if the radio displays Enter User MMSI, cancel the automatic distress call and make a normal voice distress call.
  • Page 3 Faire un appel De Détresse Soulevez le couvercle rouge. Maintenez la touche enfoncée pendant trois secondes. La radio transmet la position de votre bateau à DISTRESS intervalles réguliers de quelques minutes, jusqu’à ce que vous receviez une réponse. reMarQue : si la radio affiche Enter User MMSI (entrer l’isMM de Soulevez le couvercle l’utilisateur), annulez l’appel de détresse automatique et faites un rouge et appuyez sur la...
  • Page 4 CóMO haCer una llaMaDa De sOCOrrO Levante la tapa roja. Mantenga oprimido el botón por tres segundos. La radio transmitirá la localidad de su nave cada cuantos DISTRESS minutos hasta que reciba una respuesta. nota: si la radio exhibe (Inserte el MMSI del usuario), cancele la llamada de socorro automática y haga una llamada de socorro normal por voz.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Test Calls ..........25 Introduction ..........2 Position Request and Reply ..... 27 Features ............ 2 Putting the radio into standby ....28 Manual overview ........2 Disabling automatic channel switching ..28 Getting Started ......... 3 installing the hardware ......29 What’s included ........
  • Page 6: Introduction

    intrODuCtiOn Waterproof Design - Complies with JIS4 water-resistant standards, which means the Features radio is resistant to damage from rain or splashing water. Large, dot matrix display Advanced DSC Class D functions, including Test Calling Memory scan mode - Lets you save channels to memory and monitor them in quick succession.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    getting starteD What’s included Mounting Bracket and Mounting Hardware Microphone Hanger and Knobs Mounting Hardware English UM380_20101221.indd 3 4/13/2011 11:25:07 AM...
  • Page 8: Parts Of The Radio

    parts of the radio VOLUME-PWR CHANNEL UP & (power) knob CHANNEL DOWN (turn clockwise display buttons to increase volume) ENT- 1W/25W button Microphone cord CALL-MENU WX-MEM CLR-SCAN DISTRESS SQUELCH knob button button (channel button (turn clockwise scan) button 16/9-TRI to decrease (triple/dual- channel noise) watch) button...
  • Page 9: Parts Of The Microphone

    Antenna Accessory Heat sink connector cable (SO238) Red wire ANTENNA 13.8V DC Black wire Power Cable Connector/Cable Connects to... For details, see ... External VHF antenna with a male PL259 (SO238) connector and 50 Ω Antenna Connecting the radio impedance. Minimum 4 ft, 3dB rated connector (see page 30).
  • Page 10: Setting The Uic Channel Mode (Usa/Can/Int)

    The radio comes preset to use the UIC channels assigned for the United States. If you are Setting the UIC Channel Mode (USA/CAN/INT) operating in an area that uses Canadian or international UIC channels, you will need to change the channel mode. Press and hold - Setup UIC Channels...
  • Page 11: Normal Mode Operation

    Watch Mode What It Does Use It When To Turn it on./off... Weather Alert Checks for alerts You want to be conditions in your area. on the last weather made aware of Select WX Alert Mode in channel you severe weather Setup submenu, and then used every seven conditions in your...
  • Page 12 Message Meaning The radio does not have valid GPS data. (see Setting the GPS Input Position position manually on page 16). Battery Low The battery voltage output is too low (below 10.5 VDC). Battery High The battery voltage output is too high (above 16.0 VDC). To transmit, press and hold on the microphone.
  • Page 13: Scan Mode

    Press and hold on the radio for two seconds to turn Triple/Dual Watch on or off. (To change between Triple or Dual Watch, see page 14.) 16/9-TRI Monitoring Channel 25 09 16 09 16 09 16 Triple Watch: Every 2 seconds, the radio checks channels 9 &...
  • Page 14 You cannot transmit while in scan mode. Using the radio in scan mode You must have two or more channels in memory to start a scan. To save a channel into memory, select the channel, then press and hold for two seconds.
  • Page 15: Weather Mode

    Memory Channel Scan Scan mode with both Weather You can activate Weather Alert Alert and Triple/Dual Watch Watch and Triple/Dual Watch at the same time. The radio Triple Watch: WX Alert : Every 7 performs both checks at their Every 2 seconds, seconds, the radio scheduled time.
  • Page 16: Using Your Radio

    If you activate Triple Watch while operating Weather mode with Triple and Dual Watch in weather mode, the radio checks channels 16 and 9 every two seconds; with Dual Watch Monitoring Weather Channel WX08 turned on, the radio only checks channel 16. Press and hold on the radio for two seconds to turn Triple/Dual Watch on or off.
  • Page 17: Making A Voice Mayday Call

    Press on the radio or the microphone to move up a line in the menu; if you are at the top line in the menu, the cursor jumps to the bottom of the menu. CHANNEL UP Press to choose the selected item. Press on the radio or the microphone to move down a line in the menu;...
  • Page 18: Boosting The Transmission Power

    To prevent stuck microphone problems or situations where is pushed accidentally, the radio limits your talk time to 5 minutes in a single transmission. If you talk for over 5 minutes continuously, the display shows RELEASE MIC BUTTON. PUSH TO TALK For the best sound quality, hold the microphone about two inches away from your mouth.
  • Page 19: Using Fips Codes For Weather Alerts

    3. Choose Dual Watch and press . The radio activates the new setting and returns to the Setup menu. ENT-1W/25W 4. To reactive Triple Watch, repeat the procedure described above, but choose Triple Watch in step 3. The US National Weather Service established 6-digit Federal Information Processing System using Fips codes for weather alerts (FIPS) codes to issue weather alerts in specific areas.
  • Page 20: Changing Display And Sound Options

    7. To delete the FIPS code, select Delete. To edit the code, select Edit, then use buttons to change each of the six digits. CHANNEL UP 8. When you are satisfied with the list of FIPS codes, select Exit to close the menu screen. CHANNEL DOWN Changing display and sound options Your radio display has 10 levels of contrast.
  • Page 21 Is GPS Timeframe Display Alert Condition (Notes) Connected? At 4 hour mark Error * (continuous Input Position after receiving display) valid GPS data None Input Position None Normal (continuous display) Over 23.5 hours Input Position None Error * (Lost GPS data; after receiving continuous display) valid GPS data...
  • Page 22: Using Digital Selective Calling (Dsc) Features

    USING DIGITAl SeleCTIve CAllING (DSC) FeATUReS Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is a standard that allows you to call other stations using their What is DsC? unique identification code (the Maritime Mobile Service Identity or MMSI number), just like you would call a phone number. To call another station, just enter that station’s MMSI number and choose the voice channel you want to talk on.
  • Page 23: Entering Mmsi Numbers

    You can get more information on MMSI numbers at these resources: The dealer where you purchased the radio Recreational boaters can obtain an MMSI number from the Boat Owner’s Association of the U.S. ( or call 800-536-1536) or Sea Tow Services International (http://seatow.
  • Page 24: Using The Directory

    You can change the group MMSI number as often as you want. Follow the steps below to Group MMSI number enter a group MMSI number into the radio: Press and hold - Group MMSI Setup 00_______ Group MMSI Back[CLR] Forward[ENT] 1.
  • Page 25: Making Dsc Calls

    5. When the first digit is correct, press . The cursor moves to the next digit. Enter the remaining eight digits of the MMSI number in the same way. If you make a mistake ENT-1W/25W while entering a number, press to erase the wrong number and the cursor is moved to the left digit.
  • Page 26 Suppose you are coordinating safety for a sailboat race. Before the race starts, you instruct all the racers to enter your group MMSI number into their radios. During the race: Throughout the race, you use group calling to update the racers on the time, race status, and any course corrections.
  • Page 27: Making An Automatic Distress Call

    Group calling calls all the stations that share your group MMSI. You must have a group MMSI Calling a particular group of stations (Group Call) programmed into the radio to make a group call, and the stations (boats) you are calling must have this same group MMSI programmed into their radios.
  • Page 28: Receiving A Dsc Call

    3. If no MMSI number has been programmed, the radio prompts you to enter your MMSI number. While the radio is waiting for a response, it gives you the option of canceling the call. To Canceling an automatic distress call cancel the distress call, choose Cancel and press ENT-1W/25W If your radio receives an individual DSC call from another station, it sounds an incoming call...
  • Page 29: Test Calls

    DSC Call Type Receive Log Information Distress Relay MMSI (or name), distress MMSI, position, time, nature code. Acknowledge Geographical MMSI (or name), category code, communication channel number. All Ships MMSI (or name), category code, communication channel number. Group MMSI (or name), category code, communication channel number. Individual MMSI (or name), category code, communication channel number.
  • Page 30 If you want to send a test call to a station that is not in your directory, select Manual. The radio prompts you to enter the MMSI number you want to call. Enter the MMSI number the same way you enter directory entries (see page 19). Enter all nine digits and press button.
  • Page 31: Position Request And Reply

    Position Request and Reply Anytime you need to know where another boat currently is—to find your boating partners, Requesting another station’s position (POS Request) to respond to a request for assistance, etc.—you can send a position request to their radio: 1.
  • Page 32: Putting The Radio Into Standby

    4. To disable automatic position reply, repeat the steps above and select Manual. If your radio is connected to a GPS receiver, you can send your boat’s position to someone Sending your own position (Position Send) else. If you are requesting assistance or using an all ships call to give a safety warning, you can send your current position so other stations know where you are: 1.
  • Page 33: Installing The Hardware

    nOte: use this feature with caution. Deactivating automatic switching and then forgetting it If you have unread incoming DSC calls, the radio displays a message icon. You will be able can make it hard for you to receive DsC calls. to review who has called.
  • Page 34: Connecting The Radio

    To operate correctly, your radio requires two electrical connections: Connecting the radio providing it with power from the boat’s electrical system connecting a VHF-FM marine antenna to the antenna connector Power Supply Requirements VHF Antenna Requirements Nominal 13.8 VDC power supply with a Male PL-259 connector negative ground (9.5 VDC to 15.8 VDC).
  • Page 35: Connecting To A Gps Receiver

    If you connect the radio to a GPS receiver, the radio can automatically transmit your current Connecting to a GPS receiver position during an automated distress call or during a normal DSC call. Your radio supports a standard NMEA0183 input from a GPS receiver. Follow the steps below to connect your radio to your GPS receiver: Orange: NMEA OUT (-) Black: Ext.
  • Page 36 GPS NMEA0183 Ground Wire Color OUTPUT Wire Color Model Number(s) (connect to BARE Manufacturer (Connect to GREEN WIRE on your radio) WIRE on your radio) Northstar All Models Yellow Black RayMarine Yellow Brown RayMarine 520 / 620 Blue Brown RayMarine RL Series White Brown...
  • Page 37: Connecting To A Chartplotter

    Follow the steps below to adjust the time: Press and hold - Use the up and down arrows Time Adjust Setup to adjust the time by : 14 one hour. GPS Setup Time Adjust Back[CLR] Select[ENT] 1. Display the normal menu and choose the Setup sub-menu. 2.
  • Page 38: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    2. Connect the RED wire of the accessory cable to the POSITIVE (+) WIRE of your external speaker. 3. Be certain all wire connections are secure and that all open wires are adequately covered. nOte: to extend the life of the radio, use waterproof tape to seal electrical connections. Due to its rugged design, your radio requires very little maintenance.
  • Page 39: Engine Noise Suppression

    Problem Things to Try Reset the radio back to the default brightness level: I can’t see any words on the turn off the radio; hold the CALL-MENU button and display. turn it back on. Make sure your GPS receiver is correctly connected (see Connecting to a GPS receiver, page 31).
  • Page 40: Specifications

    All speficifations are subject to change without notice. speCiFiCatiOns Radio Specifications General Controls Volume-Pwr, Squelch Status Indicators Transmit power, Scan mode, Triple Watch mode, Battery High, Battery low, USA, CAN, INT, Alert, Memory, GPS, Message, Weather band, GPS status and Channel Display Display LCD (Full Dot Matrix) Buttons...
  • Page 41: Reference Tables

    General Frequency Range 156 to 158 MHz Frequency Stability ±10 ppm @ –20°C to + 50°C Receiver Frequency Range 156 to 163 MHz Sensitivity 0.25 μV for 12 dB SINAD (nominal) Circuit Dual Conversion Super Heterodyne PLL (Crystal for DSC) Squelch Sensitivity 0.2 μV Threshold Spurious Response...
  • Page 42: Us Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Channel name/description Used for: PORT OPERATIONS/VTS messages about the movement and safety of ships in or (vessel traffic system) near ports, locks or waterways. In certain major ports, some channels may be restricted to specific types of port operations messages. NAVIGATIONAL/BRIDGE messages about ship navigation, for example, passing TO BRIDGE...
  • Page 43: Canadian Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 161.8000 157.2000 Duplex Marine operator 161.8500 157.2500 Duplex Marine operator 161.9000 157.3000 Duplex Marine operator 161.9500 157.3500 Duplex Marine operator 162.0000 157.4000 Duplex Marine operator 156.1750 156.1750 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.2750 156.2750 Simplex...
  • Page 44 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 160.7500 156.1500 Duplex Marine operator 156.2000 156.2000 Simplex Canadian coast guard 156.2500 156.2500 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.3000 156.3000 Simplex Inter-ship safety 156.3500 156.3500 Simplex Commercial 156.4000 156.4000 Simplex Commercial 156.4500 156.4500 Simplex...
  • Page 45: International Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 156.5750 156.5750 Simplex Non commercial 156.6250 156.6250 Simplex Non commercial 156.6750 156.6750 Simplex Port operation 156.7250 156.7250 Simplex Port operation 156.7750 156.7750 Simplex, 1W Port operation 156.8250 156.8250 Simplex, 1W Port operation 156.8750 156.8750...
  • Page 46 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 156.8000 156.8000 Simplex Distress, Safety, Calling 156.8500 156.8500 Simplex, 1W Govt maritime control 161.5000 156.9000 Duplex Port operation 161.5500 156.9500 Duplex Commercial 161.6000 157.0000 Duplex Port operation 161.6500 157.0500 Duplex Port operation 161.7000 157.1000...
  • Page 47: Weather Channels And Frequencies (Us, Can, And Int)

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 161.8750 157.2750 Duplex Marine operator 161.9250 157.3250 Duplex Marine operator 157.3750 157.3750 Simplex Marine operator *Channels 87 & 88 revert from duplex to simplex operation. AIS channels are not supported. 157.4250 157.4250 Simplex...
  • Page 48 Event SAME Code Type Flash Flood Warning Warning Flash Flood Statement Statement Flood Watch Watch Flood Warning Warning Flood Statement Statement Freeze Warning Warning High Wind Watch Watch High Wind Warning Warning Hurricane Watch Watch Hurricane Warning Warning Hurricane Statement Statement Severe Thunderstorm Watch Watch...
  • Page 49: No Response Event Code

    Event SAME Code Type Radiological Hazard Warning Warning Shelter In-Place Warning Warning Volcano Warning Warning Administrative Message Statement Practice/Demo Test Required Monthly Test Test Required Weekly Test Test Biological Hazard Warning Warning Boil Water Warning Warning Chemical Hazard Warning Warning Dam Watch Watch Dam Break Warning...
  • Page 50: Nmea Operation

    This radio supports NMEA0183 version 3.01. NMeA Operation If you have difficulty getting your radio to receive data from your GPS receiver, check the NMEA Input device’s configuration. It should be set to the following parameters: Baud rate 4800 bps Data bits Parity None...
  • Page 51: Three Year Limited Warranty

    The cords on this product and/or accessories contain lead, a chemical known to the State of Califor- lead warning nia to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Uniden works to reduce lead content in our PVC coated cords in our products and accessories.
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