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Uniden MC535 Operating Manual

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MC535
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Operating Guide
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Tue Sep 08 10:53:55 1998

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  • Page 1 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen ® MC535 VHF Marine Radio Operating Guide C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:55 1998...
  • Page 2 Your transmitter must be verified to be in compliance with current FCC requirements by an appropriately licensed technician. This has been done at the factory for your MC535. A signed Certificate of Compliance Card is included with your radio and should be kept with your log book.
  • Page 3: Controls And Indicators

    CH16 Controls access to instant Channel 16 communications. INT (USA/International) Switches operation between US and International Channels. 1W/25W(TX Output) Controls transmitter’s output power. VOL (On/Off/Volume) Turns the MC535 power on or off and adjusts the volume. C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:58 1998...
  • Page 4: Rear Panel Connectors

    The connecting wire must use the included 3.5mm miniature plug. DC Power Cord with In-line Fuse Holder Connect red power lead to positive power source. DC Ground Cord Connect black power lead to negative power source. C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:55 1998...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Engine Noise Suppression ......5 Installing the MC535 ....... . 5 Operation .
  • Page 6: Introduction

    We are certain that you will enjoy your MC535. To ensure that you get the most from its features, please read this operating guide carefully before using the unit.
  • Page 7: Included With Your Mc535

    Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Included with your MC535 Microphone Hanger and MC535 Owners Manual Screws OMMC535 MH635 Other Printed Material Mounting Bracket and 3.5mm Mini Plug Knobs ESP635 MB635 and Spare Fuse C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:46 1998...
  • Page 8: Installation

    Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Installation Caution: The MC535 will operate only with nominal 12 volt negative ground battery systems. Selecting a Location Before choosing a location for your new MC535, review these guidelines: Carefully consider the unit’s electrical and mechanical mounting requirements, as well as your accessability needs.
  • Page 9: Engine Noise Suppression

    Composite Default screen Engine Noise Suppression The MC535 has been designed to minimize ignition and alternator noise. However, in some installations it may be necessary to take additional steps to help eliminate noise interference. During installation, try to direct the DC battery wires, the antenna lead, and accessory cables away from the engine compartment or ignition and alternator wiring.
  • Page 10: Operation

    “Squelch Gate” so high that no signals get through. If you turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise it lowers the “Squelch Gate” so that everything gets through — noise, weak signals, and strong signals. C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:48 1998...
  • Page 11: Selecting A Channel

    Then turn SQUELCH back clockwise just until the noise stops. Now only strong signals get through. Selecting a Channel When you turn on your MC535, it is automatically on Channel 16. Press UP, to select a higher channel, — or —...
  • Page 12: Instant Channel 16 Communications

    Note: Each time CH16 is pressed a short tone sounds. USA/INT Channels The MC535 can transmit and receive in both USA and International frequencies. To change the selected set of frequencies use INT. When you turn the MC535 on, the USA frequencies are automatically selected.
  • Page 13: Transmitting

    Composite Default screen Transmitting The MC535 transmits on 55 marine frequencies and receives 90 different marine frequencies. Certain channels — the weather channels, channel 70 of both the USA and International frequencies, and channel 15 of the USA frequencies — are receive only. Your radio will not transmit on these channels.
  • Page 14 Note: If the PTT switch is held down and the power is turned on, a warning tone sounds, the LED display begins to flash, and the unit will not transmit. The MC535 resets for normal operation when the PTT switch is released.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    Composite Default screen Troubleshooting If your MC535 does not perform up to expectations, try the suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the Uniden Customer Service Center at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
  • Page 16: Care And Maintenance

    Composite Default screen Care and Maintenance Your MC535 is a precision piece of electronic equipment and you should treat it accordingly. Its rugged design requires very little maintenance; however, these precautions should be observed: If your radio has been accidentally sprayed or splashed, you should immediately wipe it down with a soft cloth dampened with fresh water.
  • Page 17: Replacement Parts

    Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen Replacement Parts These replacement parts are available for your MC535 by contacting your Uniden dealer or Uniden America Corporation. Owners Manual Microphone Hanger and OMMC535 Screws MH635 Other Printed Material Mounting Bracket and 3.5mm Mini Plug...
  • Page 18: Service

    Composite Default screen Service Should you find it desirable or necessary to service your MC535, we suggest you contact the Uniden dealer where your purchase was made. Your dealer will be able to assist you with complete service information. If you require service that is within the terms of your warranty you should present a copy of your receipt to your dealer to authenticate your claim.
  • Page 19: Specifications

    Audio Output Power 4.0 watts (10% Distortion) into a 4 load Power Requirement 0.3A at 13.8V DC squelched 0.8A at 13.8V DC at maximum audio output 1st - 16.9 MHz 2nd - 455 kHz C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:54 1998...
  • Page 20 161.625 Com’l 157.075 161.675 Coast Guard 157.125 161.725 US Govt Only 157.175 161.775 Coast Guard 157.225 161.825 Public Corresp 157.275 161.875 Public Corresp 157.325 161.925 Public Corresp 157.375 161.975 Public Corresp 157.425 162.025 Com’l C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:57 1998...
  • Page 21 — 157.075 Coast Guard Aux 157.125 157.125 US Govt Only — 157.175 Coast Guard Aux 157.225 161.825 Public Corresp 157.275 161.875 Public Corresp 157.325 161.925 Public Corresp 157.375 161.975 Public Corresp 157.425 157.425 Com’l C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:59 1998...
  • Page 22: One 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 Operating Guide for this product.
  • Page 23 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen ® ©1995 Uniden America Corporation. All rights reserved. UTZZ01860ZZ Printed in the Philippines C:\MANUALS7\mc535\Mc535.vp Tue Sep 08 10:53:57 1998...