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UH078SX-NB
Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver
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  • Page 1 UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver For more exciting new products please visit our website: Australia: www.uniden.com.au New Zealand: www.uniden.co.nz...
  • Page 2: Lithium Ion Battery Pack Warning

    Being defined as having no ingress of water when immersed at 1 metre for 30 minutes. The UH078SX-NB will only meet this rating if fully assembled and all rubber seals and bungs are well maintained and correctly fitted. This means that the speaker microphone bung is inserted, and the battery pack and antenna are attached and securely fastened.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Roger Beep Selecting a Channel Transmitting a Call Tone Squelch To Transmit and Receive Using a Repeater Channel To Operate UH078SX-NB in Duplex Mode Scanning Open Scan (OS) Mode Group Scan (GS) Mode Programming Scan Channels Priority Channel Choosing a Priority Channel...
  • Page 4: Features

    The UH078SX-NB radio meets waterproof (JIS7) specifications only when the battery, the antenna and speaker MIC jack cap are correctly installed. The UH078SX-NB will retain its JIS7 rating when the accessory Speaker MIC is connected correctly but the Speaker MIC itself is not splash or waterproof.
  • Page 5: Included In Your Package

    Bracket (CK 078) If any of these items are missing from the box, contact your place of purchase, immediately. NOTE Optional Accessories • VOX Headset (VM-078) • Earphone Mic (EM078) • Heavy Duty Speaker Mic (SM-075CQ) UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 6: Controls And Indicators

    DCS/CTCSS 15 Menu/Enter Button DCS/CTCSS Indicator (MENU/ENT) Channel Number 16 Channel Up Button ( Scan Memory 17 Scramble/DCS/CTCSS/ Priority Watch Button Scramble 18 Channel Down Button ( Group Scan 19 Speaker Scan HI/LO Transmit Power UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    0º C (32º F) or above 45º C (113º F) NOTE • Input Voltage (Cigarette Lead Charger): +12VDC to +24VDC Attaching the Antenna Attach the antenna to the UH078SX-NB. Be sure the antenna is firmly seated. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 8: Attaching The Battery Pack

    It will only fit in one way. 2. Snap the battery release clip until it clicks. Be sure the battery pack fits tightly against the UH078SX-NB body. Avoid exposing the Lithium Ion battery, attached or unattached to the radio, in direct sunshine, heated cars, or in areas with temperatures below –20°C (–4°F) or above...
  • Page 9: Charging The Battery Pack

    When charging is completed, the charge LED is no longer illuminated. • Do not transmit when the UH078SX-NB is in the drop-in charger! • You can monitor incoming calls while the UH078SX-NB is in the drop-in charger. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 10: Battery Level Display

    Getting Started Battery Level Display The BATTERY icon in the top right hand corner of the screen indicates the UH078SX-NB current battery voltage level at all times. The battery level is displayed in 4 levels. LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 Battery 100% full Battery approx.
  • Page 11: Low Battery Alert

    Make sure the SPKR/MIC jack cap is firmly pushed in to maintain submersible rating. Connecting the SPKR/MIC Release the SPKR/MIC jack cap to plug in the SPKR/MIC. Secure the SPKR/MIC plug by tightening the plug collar clockwise. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 12: Mounting The Hang-Up Bracket

    Secure the front and back pieces of the Hang-up Bracket using the supplied binding screws. Locate a suitable mounting position. Apply high quality Double-Sided tape onto the flat area of the Hang-up Bracket back piece and then press firmly to the mounting position. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 13: Operation

    Your radio emits a beep each time-one of the keys (except for the PTT or mon) are pressed. MENU seven times. bP flashes and the current setting displays. 1. Press 2. Press to change setting ON/OFF. MENU 3. Press and hold to store setting. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 14: Roger Beep

    27. For Australia, Channels 05 NOTE and 35 are reserved for Emergency Calls. Transmitting a Call Tone Your UH078SX-NB is equipped with 5 selectable call tones that will be CALL transmitted when is pressed. Current regulations require calling tones to be restricted to one transmission per minute.
  • Page 15: Squelch

    The squelch is used to eliminate any annoying background noise when there are no signals present. Make sure to first select a channel not in use before setting the squelch in your UH078SX-NB UHF-CB radio. Make sure to first select a channel not in use before setting the NOTE squelch in your UH076SX UHF-CB radio.
  • Page 16: To Transmit And Receive

    Operation To Transmit and Receive The UH078SX-NB uses the UHF-CB Channels. For your reference a list of the available channels and corresponding frequencies is printed on p.28-p.29. UHF-CB Channels 22 and 23 are for telemetry and telecommand applications. Transmit is inhibited on these channels.
  • Page 17: Using A Repeater Channel

    Repeater station and then re-transmitted at the same time on another channel. Your UH078SX-NB is designed with duplex capability on Channels 1 to 8 and Channels 41 to 48. When any of these channels are set to operate in...
  • Page 18: To Operate Uh078Sx-Nb In Duplex Mode

    Check with your local retailer for available repeaters. NOTE Scanning The UH078SX-NB has two types of scanning; Open Scanning (OS) and Group Scanning (GS). Scanning allows you to search for active channels programmed in the OS or GS memory. To initiate scanning;...
  • Page 19: Group Scan (Gs) Mode

    Scanning resumes. scan To deactivate SCAN, press If SCAN is deactivated while in an active channel, the UH078SX-NB will stay on that active channel. If no other channels are active, the UH078SX-NB will reinstate the NOTE starting channel. Group Scan (GS) Mode Allows you to monitor a Priority Channel while scanning.
  • Page 20: Programming Scan Channels

    Drop-out Delay While scanning, the UH078SX-NB stops at a busy channel and receives a signal. When the received signal is over, the unit will wait for 3 seconds for the return of the signal, otherwise, the radio resumes scanning.
  • Page 21: 60 Receive Channels

    Operation 60 Receive Channels The UH078SX-NB also has 60 receive only channels (CH81 - CH140) which can be programmed with frequencies ranging from 450-512MHz (in 12.5kHz steps). If you know the frequency you may store it manually. Manual Programming MENU Turn power off.
  • Page 22: Advanced Features

    2. Press and hold to change to DCS/CTCSS scan mode. 3. When a signal is sensed on a DCS/CTCSS CH, the UH078SX-NB stops for about 400 msecs (decode time) to decode the DCS/CTCSS code. If there is no code or the receive code does not match the one programmed for the channel, the UH078SX-NB resumes scanning.
  • Page 23: Vox

    VOX headset (not supplied) without pressing the PTT switch. VOX feature will not work without the VOX Headset Microphone. The built in mic of UH078SX-NB is temporarily disabled when VOX feature is working, however accidental NOTE pressing of will cause the unit to transmit briefly.
  • Page 24: Keypad Lock

    Select desired channel. SCRM 1. Press momentarily. SCRAMBLE icon appears. SCRM 2. Press momentarily again to disable SCRAMBLE. For safety purposes Scramble is inhibited on channels 5, 11, 35 and Duplex enabled channels. NOTE UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 25: Ctcss Codes And Frequencies

    71.9 141.3 74.4 146.2 77.0 151.4 79.7 156.7 82.5 162.2 85.4 167.9 88.5 173.8 91.5 179.9 94.8 186.2 97.4 192.8 100.0 203.5 103.5 210.7 107.2 218.1 110.9 225.7 114.8 223.6 118.8 241.8 123.0 250.3 127.3 UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 26: Dsc Codes Table

    DCS Codes Table DCS Code DCS Code DCS Code Code No. Code No. Code No. (Octal) (Octal) (Octal) UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 27: Uhf-Cb Channel Guidelines

    The above situations are not a fault of the radio but a symptom of mixed wideband and narrowband radios in current use. It is expected that as older wideband radios are phased out this issue will be eliminated. UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 28: Uhf-Cb Channels And Frequencies

    477.300 (CH36) 477.050 476.575 477.325 (CH37) 477.075 476.600 477.350 (CH38) 477.100 476.625 477.125 476.650 477.150 476.675 477.175 476.700 477.200 476.725 477.225 476.750 477.250 476.775 477.275 476.800 477.300 476.825 477.325 476.850 477.350 476.875 477.375 476.900 477.400 UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 29 477.0625 476.5875 477.3375 (CH 77) 477.0875 476.6125 477.3625 (CH 78) 477.1125 476.6375 477.1375 476.6625 477.1625 476.6875 477.1875 476.7125 477.2125 476.7375 477.2375 476.7625 477.2625 476.7875 477.2875 476.8125 477.3125 476.8375 477.3375 476.8625 477.3625 476.8875 477.3875 476.9125 477.4125 UNIDEN UH078SX-NB Handheld UHF-CB Transceiver...
  • Page 30: Warranty

    Terms of Warranty: Uniden Aust/NZ warrants to the original retail purchaser only that the UH078SX-NB (“the Product”), will be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship for the duration of the warranty period, subject to the limitations and exclusions set out below.
  • Page 31 Product, together with satisfactory evidence of your original purchase (such as a legible copy of the sales docket) to Uniden at the addresses shown below. You should contact Uniden regarding any compensation that may be payable for your expenses incurred in making a warranty claim.
  • Page 32 THANK YOU FOR BUYING A UNIDEN PRODUCT. © 2011 Uniden Australia Pty Limited. Uniden New Zealand Ltd. Printed in PRC. UTZZ01935BA(0)