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  • Page 2: Maritime Radio Services Operation

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page ii Maritime Radio Services Operation Warning! This transmitter will operate on channels/frequencies that have restricted use in the United States. The channel assignments include frequencies assigned for exclusive use of the U.S. Coast Guard, use in Canada, and use in international waters. Operation in these frequencies without proper authorization is strictly forbidden.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page iii Contents Uniden OCEANUS DSC.................2 Included with your OCEANUS DSC ............3 Controls and Indicators................4 Installation....................8 Choosing a Location................8 Engine Noise Suppression ..............9 Antenna Considerations ..............9 Antenna Selection and Installation ............9 Installing the OCEANUS DSC............10 Operation ....................11 Power On/Off ...................11...
  • Page 4 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page iv Setup ....................30 Alarm Clock ................30 Directory..................33 FIPS ...................37 Auto Channel Switch..............40 Position Reply ................41 CH Tag ..................43 WHAM..................45 Group MMSI................48 User MMSI .................49 System.....................51 Contrast..................51 Lamp Adjust ................52 Key Beep ...................53 NMEA Technical Setup .................54 Optional Accessories ................54 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (USA Channels) ........55...
  • Page 5: Uniden Oceanus Dsc

    5:37 PM Page 2 Uniden OCEANUS DSC The Uniden OCEANUS DSC VHF marine radio has been designed to give you a rugged, reliable instrument that will provide you with years of trouble-free service. With proper care and maintenance, your marine radio could outlast your present vessel and serve you well on-board.
  • Page 6: Included With Your Oceanus Dsc

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 3 Included with your OCEANUS DSC OCEANUS DSC OCEANUS DSC Radio Microphone Hanger Owner s Manual and Screws Mounting Bracket DC Cord and Knobs Mounting Hardware Accessory Cable Spare Fuse 250V 6A...
  • Page 7: Controls And Indicators

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 4 Controls and Indicators Front panel/Microphone 12 13 14 PTT Switch - Press to transmit and release to receive. 2.13. 16/9/TRI - Press this key instantly change to Channel 16, Channel 9 or current channel. Pressing and holding this key for 2 seconds will activate the triple Watch Feature.
  • Page 8 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 5 Rear Panel Connectors DC Jack ACC Connector Remote Connector Antenna Connector ACC Connector To OCEANUS DSC Note: DC13.8V and GND are for GPS ANT.
  • Page 9 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 6 TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting. HI (High) - Indicates transmit output is 25 Watts. C - Indicates Canada Channel Mode. DSC - Indicators the radio is in the DSC mode. TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect. MEM (Memory) - Indicates Memory Scan Mode status for each channel selected.
  • Page 10 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 7 Flow Chart for Menu Operation MENU DSC CALL SETUP SYSTEM EXIT INDIVIDUAL ALARM CLOCK CONTRAST GROUP DIRECTORY LAMP ADJUST ALL SHIPS FIPS KEY BEEP POS REQUEST AUTO CH SW EXIT POS SEND POS REPLY STANDBY CH TAG CALL WAIT...
  • Page 11: Installation

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 8 Installation Caution: The OCEANUS DSC will only operate with a nominal 12 volt negative ground battery system. It is important to carefully determine the most suitable location for your radio on your vessel. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental considerations must all be taken into account.
  • Page 12: Engine Noise Suppression

    Antenna Considerations A variety of antennas are available from a number of quality suppliers. It is recommended you draw upon the advice of your Uniden dealer in determining a suitable antenna for your vessel and range requirements. In general, communication range is increased by using a high-gain antenna placed as high as possible above the water line.
  • Page 13: Installing The Oceanus Dsc

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 10 Installing the OCEANUS DSC After you have carefully considered the various factors affecting your choice of location, position the radio (with the bracket, microphone, power cord, antenna and any auxiliary cables installed) into the selected location to assure there is no interference with the surrounding items.
  • Page 14: Operation

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 11 Operation POWER On/Off Turn the unit On by rotating the PWR/VOL control clockwise. Adjust the volume to a comfortable level. When you turn the unit On, you will hear a beep, and the greeting message below appears on the LCD for 3 seconds.
  • Page 15: Squelch

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 12 SQUELCH Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high that only very strong signals can get through. Strong Signals Medium Signals Weak Signals Noise Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers the “Squelch Gate”...
  • Page 16: Coast Guard Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 13 COAST GUARD CHANNEL 16/CHANNEL 9 COMMUNICATIONS To access Coast Guard Channel 16 or Channel 9 communications, press 16/9/TRI. You can access Coast Guard 16 CH instantly while tuned to another channel. Press 16/9/TRI again for Channel 9 Calling communications.
  • Page 17: Manual Tuning

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 14 MANUAL TUNING To manually select a channel, press CH ▲ or ▼. Communication channels are located on channel 01-28 and 60-88. Weather channels are located on channels WX 0-9. WEATHER CHANNELS To select Weather Channels 0-9, press WX/ALERT.
  • Page 18: Triple Watch Scan

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 15 To cancel the channel in Memory, press and hold UIC/MEM for 2 seconds. The icon disappears. Note: The Memory channel can be set independently in 3 regional modes (USA, INT, and CAN). You cannot use this feature in WX mode or for channel 70.
  • Page 19: Weather Alert

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 16 Weather Alert The traditional weather feature receives weather broadcast (usually within a 50-mile radius) then sounds an alarm of any emergency code which was transmitted along with the broadcast. This means that people who live outside an affected area are often alerted even when their area is not affected, causing many of them to ignore potentially real emergency/weather warnings that can save lives.
  • Page 20 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 17 icon indicates the Weather Alert mode is activated. To activate the Weather Alert mode: Press and hold WX/ALERT for 2 seconds when WX ALERT is Off. The radio turns the WX ALERT On and icon appears.
  • Page 21: Transmitting

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 18 TRANSMITTING The OCEANUS DSC transmits on fifty-four marine frequencies and receives on eighty marine frequencies. Channel 70 of the USA, International, and Canadian frequencies, and channel 15 of the USA frequencies, and WX CH – are for receiving only. The radio transmits on channel 70 when sending DSC information.
  • Page 22: Distress

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 19 DISTRESS Note: You must set the user MMSI in order to send a Distress call. Please see page 40 to set the MMSI. This feature will allow you to transmit a Distress call. In order to transmit a Distress call, press and hold DISTRESS for 5 seconds.
  • Page 23: Marine Distress Procedure

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 20 MARINE DISTRESS PROCEDURE Speak slowly – clearly – calmly. Make sure your radio is On. Tune to Channel 16. Press the PTT button on the microphone and say: "MAYDAY – MAYDAY – MAYDAY." Give your ship ID. Say "MAYDAY [your ship name]."...
  • Page 24: Menu Operation

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 21 Menu Operation 1. DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (DSC) Digital Selective Calling is a process of establishing a radio call, it has been chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as an international standard for establishing VHF, MF and HF radio calls. Digital Selective Calling has also been selected as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Page 25: Group

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 22 Select the individual you want to contact using CH ▲ and ▼. Press SELECT to transmit the individual DSC signal. WAITING appears followed by the individual you have selected, and the radio use 70 CH while transmitting. When you receive the individual acknowledgment successfully, WAITING...
  • Page 26: All Ships

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 23 Press SELECT. The MMSI code appears, and you can now call the group members. Press SELECT to call. When you finish calling, the radio returns to the channel display screen. 1-C. ALL SHIPS DSC CALL Press SELECT at (To enter DSC CALL...
  • Page 27: Position Request

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 24 Select the category of your call using CH ▲ and ▼ ( URGENCY SAFETY ROUTINE ROUTINE Note: calls tune to the previously selected channel. Press SELECT to transmit the ALL SHIPS DSC signal. URGENCY When sending either an SAFETY message, all radios will...
  • Page 28 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 25 Press SELECT. The individual directory appears. Select the name to request the individual’s position using CH ▲ and ▼. Press SELECT to transmit the position request call. POS WAITING appears followed by the individual, and the radio use 70 CH while transmitting.
  • Page 29: Position Send

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 26 1-E. POSITION SEND This radio has the ability to send the position of your vessel to another vessel using a VHF marine radio equipped with DSC. Note: Position send is only available when it is connected to the GPS.
  • Page 30: Standby

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 27 1-F. STANDBY The DSC STANDBY function allows the OCEANUS DSC to answer DSC calls with the UNATTENDED message and record the calls for response at another time. When you set the radio to DSC STANDBY mode, voice traffic may still be active on any chosen channel.
  • Page 31: Call Wait

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 28 1-G. CALL WAIT The DSC Call Waiting directory records 10 received distress calls, and records 20 individual calls that are received and not answered within 5 minutes or while the radio is set to DSC Standby. Calls will be recorded while you are busy with other communications as long as the transmitter is not keyed at the time of the call.
  • Page 32: Geographical Call

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 29 Press SELECT. If a DISTRESS call is received in Call Wait, the following display appears. If an INDIVIDUAL call is received in Call Wait, the following display appears. At this point, you can call back any of the radios in the log.
  • Page 33: Setup

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 30 2. SETUP Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds to enter Menu Operation. Press CH ▼ once to display SETUP and press SELECT. SETUP EXIT has 9 options as follows. To exit, select 2-A. ALARM CLOCK This feature is only available when the GPS is connected to the NMEA0183 Accessory Wires.
  • Page 34 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 31 Select AM or PM using CH ▲ or ▼, then press SELECT. A confirmation screen appears. 2-A-2. ALARM ON This feature allows you to turn the alarm ON. SETUP Press SELECT at (To enter SETUP , see page 30).
  • Page 35 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 32 2-A-3. ALARM OFF This feature allows you to turn the alarm OFF. SETUP Press SELECT at (To enter SETUP , see page 30). ALARM CLOCK appears. Press SELECT. using CH ▲ or ▼, then press Select SELECT.
  • Page 36: Directory

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 33 2-B. DIRECTORY This function will allow you to send an individual call, etc. The Directory function memorizes the name and MMSI number of 20 other vessels. The following screen will allow you to setup an alphanumeric identity as well as the corresponding MMSI number.
  • Page 37 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 34 2-B-1. NEW This function will allow you to enter new information into the directory. Press SELECT at . The registering screen appears. You can now enter the person’s name. Press CH ▲ repeatedly to choose the alphabet.
  • Page 38 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 35 2-B-2. EDIT If you want to edit the DIRECTORY Press SELECT at the individual you want to edit. EDIT appears, then press SELECT. You can now edit the person’s name. Press CH ▲ repeatedly, and press SELECT to choose the alphabet.
  • Page 39 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 36 2-B-3. DELETE If you want to delete the directory Press SELECT at the individual you want to delete. Press CH ▼ once. DELETE appears, then press SELECT. The radio displays the next individual. EXIT If no more code remains, appears.
  • Page 40: Fips

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 37 2-C. FIPS The 6-digit Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) code established by the National Weather Service (NWS) identifies geographic areas in the United States. Programming FIPS codes are necessary to receive SAME alerts about weather occurring in a particular area.
  • Page 41 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 38 2-C-1. NEW If you want to register a new FIPS code Press SELECT at . The registering screen appears. You can now enter the new FIPS code. Press CH ▲ to increase the number, CH ▲...
  • Page 42 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 39 When you finished editing the last digit, the confirmation screen appears. 2-C-3. DELETE If you want to delete a directory entry Press SELECT at the code that you want to delete. Press CH ▼ once. DELETE appears, then press SELECT.
  • Page 43: Auto Channel Switch

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 40 2-D. AUTO CHANNEL SWITCH This feature is to allow you to disable the automatic channel change that happens when receiving a DSC call. This feature is useful when engaged in bridge – to – bridge or other safety related calls. When you have completed these calls, all of the incoming DSC calls received are available in the call log.
  • Page 44: Position Reply

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 41 2-E. POSITION REPLY When the calling radio has requested the position information of your radio, you can decide to transmit an acknowledgment automatically or on a call by call basis. SETUP Press SELECT at (To enter SETUP , see page 30).
  • Page 45 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 42 Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. Example: When the radio receives a position request, the following screen appears. You can select whether reply the request or not. If you wants to reply press SELECT.
  • Page 46: Ch Tag

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 43 2-F. CH TAG This feature allows you to name each marine channel. SETUP Press SELECT at (To enter SETUP , see page 30). using CH ▲ CH TAG Display and ▼. Press SELECT. The channels and its names appear.
  • Page 47 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 44 2-F-1. EDIT If you want to edit the channel name Press SELECT at the individual channel you want to edit. You can edit the name. Press CH ▲ or ▼ to select the alphabet, numeric, or symbols.
  • Page 48: Wham

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 45 2-G. WHAM (Wireless Handheld Access Microphone) This feature, from the setup menu, will allow you to connect the WHAM. Note: When you use the WHAM in addition to the OCEANUS DSC wired mic, please set the BASE ID for the WHAM the same as your OCEANUS DSC.
  • Page 49 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 46 2-G-1. BASE ID This number consist of 4 digits that you decide yourself. This feature allows you to set the Base ID. To use the WHAM, you must set the same Base ID for your OCEANUS DSC and WHAM, which enables your OCEANUS DSC and WHAM to communicate with one another.
  • Page 50 UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 47 2-G-2. LINK CH This feature allows you to change the channel between your OCEANUS DSC and the WHAM if you encounter interference. Press CH ▼ once at BASE ID LINK CH appears. Press SELECT to enter the editing mode.
  • Page 51: Group Mmsi

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 48 2-H. GROUP MMSI SETUP Press SELECT at (To enter SETUP , see page 30). using CH ▲ GROUP MMSI Display and ▼. Press SELECT. The group MMSI ID screen appears. You can now enter the GROUP MMSI code.
  • Page 52: User Mmsi

    U.S. Coast Guard to help in search and rescue operations. To obtain an MMSI number, contact your authorized Uniden dealer or visit one of the following websites: http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html, www.boatus.com/mmsi/, or www.maritel.com This portion of the SETUP menu will allow you to program an MMSI, (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) for sending and receiving DSC calls.
  • Page 53 After the final digit is entered, press and hold SELECT. The radio returns to USER MMSI screen. Note: You can only program your radio twice with an MMSI number. After that, send your radio to Uniden for factory service.
  • Page 54: System

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 51 3. SYSTEM Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds to enter Menu Operation. Press CH ▼ twice to display SYSTEM and press SELECT. SYSTEM has 3 options as follows. To exit, EXIT select 3-A. CONTRAST SYSTEM Press SELECT at CONTRAST...
  • Page 55: Lamp Adjust

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 52 3-B. LAMP ADJUST SYSTEM Press SELECT at Press CH ▼ once to select LAMP ADJUST Press SELECT to enter the setting mode. Press CH ▲ and ▼ to select the backlight brightness level. (Default is set to 2).
  • Page 56: Key Beep

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 53 3-C. KEY BEEP SYSTEM Press SELECT at Press CH ▼ twice to select KEY BEEP Press SELECT to enter the setting mode. Press CH ▲ and ▼ to select Press SELECT. The radio returns to the KEY BEEP screen.
  • Page 57: Nmea Technical Setup

    DSC and includes the UTC Time, Latitude, Longitude, Speed, Direction, and Date information. The data amplitude : Over 3.0V Drive capability : Over 10mA Optional Accessories • Flush mounting bracket for “in dash” installation. (White = FMB322W, Black = FMB322B) Contact your Uniden Dealer for information.
  • Page 58: Vhf Fm Marine Radio Telephone Channel And Functions (Usa Channels)

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 55 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (USA Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only — 162.550 NOAA Weather RX Only...
  • Page 59: Channel And Functions (International Channels)

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 56 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (International Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only — 162.550 NOAA Weather RX Only...
  • Page 60: Channel And Functions (Canadian Channels)

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 57 VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone Channel and Functions (Canadian Channels) CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE OF SHIP SHIP DESIG TRANSMIT RECEIVE TRAFFIC TO SHIP TO SHORE — 163.275 NOAA Weather RX Only RX Only — 162.550 NOAA Weather RX Only...
  • Page 61: Nwr-Same Event Code

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 58 NWR-SAME EVENT CODE Event Code Standard EVENT LEVEL (Siren Type) LCD Display Warning Watch Statement Test Emergency Action Notification EMG NOTIFY Emergency Action Termination EMG END National Information Center NATION INFO Tornado Warning # TOW (or TOR) TORNADO Severe Thunderstorm Warning #...
  • Page 62: Specification

    UT01910ZZ_0 9/18/03 5:37 PM Page 59 Specification General Channels : Transmit 54 Receive 80 Marine/10 Weather Controls : On-Off/Volume, Squelch Status Indicators : TX (Transmit), TRI (Triple Watch), HI (High), LO (Low), U, C, I, MEM, WX, DSC, (Alarm), (Alert), (GPS), (WHAM), and Channel Display...
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    If the OCEANUS DSC does not perform to your expectations, try the suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the Uniden Technical Support at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. CAUSE...
  • Page 64: Care And Maintenance

    A defective antenna may cause damage to your radio. • You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance of your radio. • You are urged to arrange for periodic performance checks with your Uniden Marine dealer.
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  • Page 67: Three Year Limited Warranty

    WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”) ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for three years, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below. WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and be of no further effect 36 months after the date of original retail sale.
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