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MHS135DSC
FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO
RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE
OWNER'S MANUAL
GUIDE D'UTILISATION

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  • Page 1 MHS135DSC FLOATING VHF MARINE RADIO RADIO VHF MARITIME FLOTTANTE OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION...
  • Page 2: Making A Voice Distress Call

    Lift the red cover. Press and hold the Making a Distress Call button for three seconds. Your radio transmits your boat’s location every few minutes until you DISTRESS Lift the red receive a response. cover and press the red DISTRESS button underneath.
  • Page 3 Faire Un aPPel De DÉtresse Soulevez le couvercle noir. Maintenez Distress enfoncé pendant trois secondes. Votre radio transmettra l’emplacement de votre bateau toutes les quelques minutes Soulevez le jusqu’à ce que vous receviez une réponse. couvercle noir et appuyez sur le bouton rouge remarque : si la radio affiche Enter User MMSI, annulez Distress en...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Turning the Key Beep Getting Started ......E-2 On and Off ......E-13 What’s included ......E-2 Operating the Radio ....E-14 Parts of the MHS135DSC ..... E-2 Changing the Channel ....E-14 Front view ........E-2 Making a Transmission ....E-14 Back view ........E-3 Changing the transmission Charger .........
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Memory scan mode. Lets you save channels to memory and monitor them in quick succession. Transmitter power level select. Lets you boost the transmitter power from 1 W to 2.5 or 6 W for added transmission distance. Battery level display and low battery alert. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Wrist Strap DC Adapter AC Adapter Mounting Hardware Charger If any pieces are missing or damaged, contact Uniden Customer Service (see back cover for contact information). For information on available accessories, visit www.uniden.com. Parts OF the Mhs135DsC Front view CLR/SCAN...
  • Page 7: Back View

    Move up one channel at a time. Move quickly up the channels. Move down one channel at a time. Move quickly down the channels. Channel Down Turn MHS135DSC on and off. Power Distress Sends out emergency signal. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Charger

    Audio Vollume Setup mode or Squelch mode is active. Bearing from boat’s position to destination from Favorite’s list. Current course (Course over Ground) Vessel’s current speed (Speed over Ground). DIST Distance from boat’s position to destination. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 9: How It Works

    - FIPS Codes. You can add FIPS codes and select them to activate the SAME weather alert system. - Channel Name. Use this option to change channel names to something more familiar to you. - DSC Watch. This feature turns DSC Watch on and off. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 10: Call Menu

    Standby Places the radio in an unattended mode. Receive Log Displays a list of all received calls to the radio. The MHS135DSC stores log data for 10 distress calls and 50 other calls. DSC Setup Allows the user to set up Digital Selective Calling (DSC) service.
  • Page 11: Normal

    If you activate Triple Watch while operating in normal mode, the radio checks channels 16 and 9 every few seconds; with Dual Watch turned on, the radio only checks channel 16. The radio will not check channels 16 or 9 while you are actively transmitting; it waits Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Scan

    Scan mode with Triple Watch or Dual Watch If you activate Triple Watch while operating in scan mode, the radio checks channels 16 and 9 every few seconds, then goes on to scan the next channel; with Dual Watch Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 13: Weather

    This mode is very useful when you are anchoring for the night but want to keep informed of hazards. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 14: Setting Up The Hardware

    You can use alkaline batteries as a backup for the Li-Ion battery so you can still use your radio while your Li-Ion battery is recharging. For best performance, Uniden recommends using extra-strength alkaline batteries such as Duracell Ultra® batteries.
  • Page 15: Mounting The Charger

    UP yOUr raDiO tUrning it On Press the POWER button for at least two seconds to turn the radio on. Press and hold it to turn the unit off. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-11...
  • Page 16: Entering The User Mmsi

    Setting FIPS Codes FIPS codes identify geographic areas in the United States. FIPS codes allow you to receive only the SAME alert occurring in a specific area. You can enter a maximum of E-12 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Lamp

    Press MENU/CALL and select System. Select Temperature. Temperature options are °C (Celsius) or °F (Farenheit). Use the MHS135DSC thermal sensor to measure the water temperature [-4°F (-20°C) to 122°F (50°C)]. Submerge the sensor in the water for several minutes. The water temperture displays.
  • Page 18: Making A Transmission

    GPS receiver. The radio repeats the distress call every few minutes until it receives an acknowledgement. The DSC standard dedicates a VHF channel—channel 70—to digital transmissions only. Since digital transmissions require less bandwidth voice transmissions, channel 70 E-14 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 19: Advanced Dsc Features

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website at http:// wireless.fcc.gov/marine/ fctsht14.html. Entering MMSI numbers Use the CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN keys to scroll through numbers (and letters when entering names). When you see the number/letter you want, press the right Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-15...
  • Page 20: Entering Your User Mmsi Number

    Enter the MMSI number as described previously. When the ninth digit is correct, press ENTER-H/M/L . The radio asks you to confirm. To save this MMSI number, press ENTER-H/M/L. To cancel this MMSI number, press CLR/SCAN . E-16 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 21: Entering An Individual Mmsi Number

    Select Edit and press ENTER-H/M/L. The MMSI number and name display. Edit accordingly and press ENTER-H/M/L when complete. A confirmation screen displays. Press ENTER-H/M/L to accept the edits or CLR/SCAN to cancel. The radio returns Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-17...
  • Page 22: Making Dsc Calls

    You see a rowboat entering the area, but since it doesn’t have a radio, you can’t communicate with the rowboat. You use all ships calling to alert all the other boats in the area of the possible danger. E-18 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 23: Calling A Single Station (Individual Call

    The radio displays the MMSI number you are about to call and asks you to confirm. If you want to call the displayed MMSI number, select Send (press ENTER-H/M/L) . To cancel the call, select Exit (press CLR/SCAN ). Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-19...
  • Page 24: Calling A Particular Group Of Stations (Group Call

    Press DISTRESS . The radio displays the list of distress conditions; use CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN to choose the nature of your distress, then press and hold DISTRESS for three seconds. E-20 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 25: Canceling An Automatic Distress Call

    Select the call you want to see the details of. Use CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN to see all of the information. The log displays different information depending on type of call received. See the table below for the information stored for each type of call: Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-21...
  • Page 26: Returning A Call From The Receive Log

    Before making a test call to a coastal station, be sure to check the local notice to Mariners (lnM), issued every week by the Us Coast guard. the lnMs for each region are available online at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/lnm/default.htm. E-22 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 27: Receiving Test Call Setup

    Select DSC Setup and then Test Reply. Choose Auto and press ENTER-H/M/L . The radio will automatically send an acknowledgement when it receives a test call. 10. To disable automatic test call reply, repeat the steps above and select Manual. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-23...
  • Page 28: Acknowledging Test Call Receipt

    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 22). Enter all nine digits and press ENTER-H/M/L . E-24 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 29: Position Reply

    If your radio receives an individual call, it will automatically respond with a message that indicates your radio is currently unattended. Follow the steps below to put your radio in standby: Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-25...
  • Page 30: Disabling Automatic Channel Switching

    The Favorites menu is comprised of the Goto menu and the Add menu. The Goto menu adds (saves) the current GPS position as well as recalls that position and others you have saved to sail back to it. E-26 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 31: Goto Menu

    Unit Power. Turns power to the internal GPS module on and off. Power Save. Select the power level at which the GPS unit will enter Power Save mode. Time Adjust. Adjust local time. Daylight Save. Adjust for Daylight Saving Time. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-27...
  • Page 32: Nmea Features

    If you are connected to a chartplotter and the radio receives another boat’s position data (sentences) in a DSC call, the radio sends the position data to the chartplotter so you can see the location. NMEA sentences contain different sets of data. The MHS135DSC supports the following sentences: DATA...
  • Page 33: Renaming Channels

    If the antenna has been damaged, do not transmit except in an emergency situation. Doing so may cause further radio damage. You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance of your radio. Arrange for periodic performance checks with your Uniden dealer. Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-29...
  • Page 34: Common Questions

    Receive: 1.5 PPM (at 77°F/25°C) Oper. Temp. -4°F (-20°C) to +122°F(+50°C) Antenna Flexible Whip Microphone Built-in Electret type Display Liquid Crystal Display Speaker 8Ω 1.0 W Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Power Source 7.4V 1040 mAh E-30 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 35: Us Channel Frequencies And Names

    Simplex, 1 W Bridge to bridge 156.700 156.700 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.750 Inhibit Receive only Environmental 156.800 156.800 Simplex Distress, safety, and calling 156.850 156.850 Simplex, 1 W Govt maritime control 156.900 156.900 Simplex Commercial Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-31...
  • Page 36 157.125 157.125 Simplex Government 157.175 157.175 Simplex Coast Guard 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine Operator 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine Operator 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine Operator 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine Operator 157.425 157.425 Simplex Commercial (Ship-Ship) E-32 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 37 Marine Operator 156.225 156.225 Simplex Port Operation 156.275 156.275 Simplex Port Operation 156.325 156.325 Simplex, 1 W Port Operation 156.375 156.375 Simplex Bridge To Bridge 156.425 156.425 Simplex Non Commercial 156.475 156.475 Simplex Non Commercial Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-33...
  • Page 38 Inter-ship safety 160.9500 156.3500 Duplex Marine operator 156.4000 156.4000 Simplex Commercial (ship-ship) 156.4500 156.4500 Simplex Boater calling channel 156.5000 156.5000 Simplex Commercial 156.5500 156.5500 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.6000 156.6000 Simplex Vessel traffic system E-34 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 39 156.4250 156.4250 Simplex Non commercial 156.4750 156.4750 Simplex Non commercial (156.5250) (156.5250) DSC Only 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 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual E-35...
  • Page 40: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    BasiC raDiO gUiDelines You should familiarize yourself with the rules on marine radios and be aware of which rules apply to your boat. Complete guidelines for all ship and marine radio types can be found at E-36 Uniden MHS135DSC Radio Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 41 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 equip- ment.
  • Page 42: Three Year Limited Warranty

    Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this 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 Operat- ing Guide for this product.