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Uniden UM415 Owner's Manual

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8312 Sidbury Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28411
(800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281
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  • Page 1 UM415 SUBMERSIBLE DSC MARINE RADIO RADIO MARITIME ASN For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc ( 8312 Sidbury Rd. Wilmington, NC 28411 (800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281 OWNER’S MANUAL GUIDE D’UTILISATION For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc ( 8312 Sidbury Rd.; Wilmington, NC 28411 - (800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281...
  • Page 2: Making A Voice Distress Call

    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 until you DISTRESS 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 Vocal

    Faire un appel De Détresse Soulevez le couvercle rouge. Maintenez la touche DISTRESS enfoncée pendant trois secondes. Le UM415 transmet la position de votre bateau à intervalles réguliers de quelques minutes, jusqu’à ce que vous receviez une réponse. Soulevez le reMarQue : si la radio affiche enter user MMsi (entrer l’isMM de...
  • Page 4: Cómo Hacer Una Llamada De Apuro Por Voz

    30 segundos, repita su llamada, comenzando con el paso 3, descrito arriba. Visite para bajar el manual en español de la radio uM415. English For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc (
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Making DSC Calls ........24 Making a Voice Distress Call ...... 2 Making an automatic distress call .... 26 Faire un appel de détresse vocal ....3 Receiving a DSC call........27 Cómo hacer una llamada de apuro Test Calls ..........28 por voz ............
  • Page 6: Introduction

    intrODuCtiOn Submersible Design - Complies with JIS8 water-resistant standards, which means the Features radio can be submerged in 1.5 meter of water for 30 minutes without damage. Large, dot matrix display Advanced DSC Class D functions, including Test Calling Channel select buttons on the microphone 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 For Sales Information Please Contact RoadTrucker Inc ( 8312 Sidbury Rd.; Wilmington, NC 28411 - (800) 507-0482 / (910) 686-4281...
  • Page 8: Parts Of The Radio

    parts of the radio VOLUME-PWR ENT- (power) knob 1W/25W (turn clockwise to display CHANNEL UP & button increase volume) CHANNEL DOWN button Microphone cord SQUELCH knob CLR-SCAN CALL- (turn clockwise to (channel MENU decrease channel scan) button button DISTRESS noise) button 16/9-TRI WX-MEM...
  • 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 33).
  • Page 10: Turning On The Radio

    Turn the knob clockwise to turn on the radio. As it powers on, the radio displays turning on the radio the user MMSI number; if there is no MMSI set, the radio displays MMSI not entered. VOLUME-PWR When it powers on, the radio selects the last channel used. The radio comes preset to use the UIC channels assigned for the United States.
  • Page 11: Normal Mode Operation

    modes, the radio briefly checks for activity on a specific channel then returns to its previous mode. Watch Mode What It Does Use It When To Turn it on./off... Weather Checks for alerts You want to be conditions in your area. Alert on the last weather made aware of...
  • Page 12 Message Meaning The radio has been unable to receive valid GPS data for at least four Input Position hours; it can no longer track your position. You need to manually input your position (see Setting the GPS position manually on page 20). Battery Low The battery voltage output is too low (below 10.5 VDC).
  • Page 13: Scan Mode

    You can activate Weather Alert Watch and Normal mode with both Weather Alert and Triple/Dual Watch Triple/ Dual Watch at the same time. The radio performs both checks at their Monitoring Channel 25 scheduled time. 09 16 09 16 09 16 You can save channels into memory and scan mode then use scan mode to monitor those...
  • Page 14: Weather Mode

    If you activate Weather Alert Watch Scan mode with Weather Alert Watch while operating in scan mode, the radio checks the most recently- used weather channel every seven seconds, then continues scanning the next channel in memory. To turn Weather Alert Watch on or off, press and hold while the radio is idle.
  • Page 15 Weather Current Weather Band mode is on channel Alert number Flashing: An alert Type of alert (if the has been issued Hurricane Warning text is too long, the Steady: Weather line scrolls) Alert Watch is on You cannot transmit while in weather mode. Using the radio in weather mode To enter weather mode, press Weather mode can filter out alerts that do not affect your location if the location code...
  • Page 16: Using Your Radio

    To display the radio call menu, press . To display the radio normal menu, press and using YOur raDiO hold . The menu has the following options: CALL-MENU CALL-MENU Press and hold - Setup USA/CAN/INT Dual/TriWatch GPS Setup FIPS Codes Auto CH SW POS Reply Test Reply...
  • Page 17: Making A Voice Mayday Call

    (see inside front cover) Making a voice MaYDaY call Turn the volume knob clockwise to increase the speaker volume; turn it counter-clockwise to setting the volume decrease the volume. The squelch feature reduces the level of static on the speaker by filtering out the background setting the squelch level channel noise.
  • Page 18: Boosting The Transmission Power

    In most situations, the 1 Watt transmission power is all you need. If you find yourself far Boosting the transmission power away from other stations and have trouble getting a response, you may need to boost the transmission power from 1 Watt to 25 Watts: 1.
  • Page 19: Using Fips Codes For Weather Alerts

    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. You can choose which areas you want to hear alerts for by entering these FIPS codes in your radio. This can prevent you from being bothered by events that are far from where you are boating.
  • Page 20: Changing Display And Sound Options

    Changing display and sound options Your radio display has 10 levels of contrast. To adjust the contrast, press and hold Contrast while the radio is idle. Select System and then Contrast. Use CALL-MENU change the contrast to your desired level. CHANNEL UP CHANNEL DOWN To restore the default contrast setting, turn the radio off.
  • Page 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: Position Request And Reply

    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 22). Enter all nine digits and press button.
  • Page 30 2. Select DSC Call sub-menu, then select POS Request. 3. The radio displays the names listed in your directory; use to choose the directory entry you want to contact and press . If you want to CHANNEL UP CHANNEL DOWN contact a station that is not in your directory, select Manual.
  • Page 31: Putting The Radio Into Standby

    1. Press to display the call menu. 2. Select Position Send. CALL-MENU 3. The radio displays the names listed in your directory; use to choose the directory entry you want to contact and press . If you want to CHANNEL UP CHANNEL DOWN contact a station that is not in your directory, select Manual.
  • Page 32: Renaming Channels

    If you discover that a marine radio channel has a different common name in your local area, renaming Channels you can change the name of that channel to make it easier for you to use (see the channel lists beginning on page 40 for the default channel names). To rename a channel, follow the steps below: 1.
  • Page 33: Connecting The Radio

    1. Install the radio into the mounting bracket. 2. Position the radio into the desired location. Mark the edges of the bracket on the mounting surface. 3. Remove the mounting Step 1: bracket drill Slide the radio template from into the mounting the back of the bracket.
  • Page 34: Connecting To A Gps Receiver

    1. Connect the BLACK wire of the power cable to the NEGATIVE (-) side of your power source. 2. Connect the RED wire of the power cable to Red wire the POSITIVE (+) side of your power source. 3. NOTE: To extend the life of the radio, use waterproof tape to seal electrical connections.
  • Page 35 1. Connect the BARE wire of the included accessory cable to the GROUND WIRE on your GPS receiver. 2. Connect the YELLOW wire of the included accessory cable to the GPS DATA OUTPUT WIRE on your GPS receiver. Below is a table of common GPS receivers and the proper connections: GPS NMEA0183 Ground Wire Color...
  • Page 36: Connecting To A Chartplotter

    When the GPS receiver is correctly connected, the display shows GPS Data OK. If there is a problem with the GPS connection, the display shows Check GPS. When the display shows GPS Data OK, press to open the GPS status screen and see detailed GPS data: ENT-1W/25W Time 06/20 11:00:00...
  • Page 37: Connecting To An External Speaker

    2. Connect the WHITE wire of the accessory cable to the POSITIVE (+) wire of your chartplotter’s NMEA data INPUT 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. You can use an external speaker to monitor the radio from a different part of your boat or in Connecting to an external speaker a noisy environment.
  • Page 38 Problem Things to Try Noise comes out of the speaker Adjust the squelch level; it is probably too low. all the time I can’t hear anything (no Adjust the squelch level; it is probably too high. volume) from the speaker. I can transmit, but no one can Check your UIC channel settings (see Setting the UIC hear me.
  • Page 39: Engine Noise Suppression

    Problem Things to Try The radio won’t let me enter my User MMSI. What do I Contact customer service. Interference from the noise generated by the electrical systems of engines is sometimes a engine noise suppression problem with radios. Your radio has been designed to be essentially impervious to ignition noise and alternator noise.
  • Page 40: Reference Tables

    General Shock and Vibration Meets or exceeds EIA standards, RS152B and RS204C FCC Approvals Type accepted under part 80 of the Rules; meets Great Lakes Agreement and party boat requirements Transmitter Power Output 1 watt or 25 watt (user selectable) Power Requirement 25 watts output: 6A@13.8V DC Modulation...
  • Page 41: Us Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Channel name/description Used for: DISTRESS SAFETY AND primarily emergency messages and distress calls CALLING INTERSHIP SAFETY safety messages from one ship to another, or from a ship to Coast Guard aircraft NON-COMMERCIAL messages about the needs of the ship, including fishing (recreational or voluntary reports, rendezvous, scheduling repairs and berthing ships only)
  • Page 42 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 156.6500 156.6500 Simplex, 1W Bridge to bridge 156.7000 156.7000 Simplex Vessel traffic system 156.7500 Inhibit Receive Only Environmental 156.8000 156.8000 Simplex Distress, Safety, Calling 156.8500 156.8500 Simplex, 1W Govt maritime control 156.9000 156.9000 Simplex...
  • Page 43: Canadian Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 161.8750 157.2750 Duplex Marine operator 161.9250 157.3250 Duplex Marine operator 87** 157.3750 157.3750 Simplex Marine operator *A indicates simplex use of the ship station transmit side of an international duplex channel, 88** 157.4250 157.4250...
  • Page 44: International Marine Channels And Frequencies

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 160.6250 156.0250 Duplex Marine operator 156.0750 156.0750 Simplex Canadian coast guard 156.1250 156.1250 Simplex Canadian coast guard 156.1750 156.1750 Simplex Port operation 160.8250 156.2250 Duplex Marine operator 156.2250 156.2250 Simplex Port operation 156.2750 156.2750...
  • Page 45 Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 160.8000 156.2000 Duplex Marine operator 160.8500 156.2500 Duplex Marine operator 156.3000 156.3000 Simplex 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...
  • Page 46: Weather Channels And Frequencies (Us, Can, And Int)

    Ch No. RX Freq TX Freq Status Name on display 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 Simplex Port operation (ship-ship) 161.5250 156.9250 Duplex Port operation 161.5750...
  • Page 47 An EMERGENCY is an event that, by itself, would not kill or injure or do property damage, but indirectly may cause other things to happen that result in a hazard. For example, a major power or telephone loss in a large city alone is not a direct hazard, but disruption to other critical services could create a variety of conditions that could directly threaten public safety.
  • Page 48 Event SAME Code Type Avalanche Warning Warning Child Abduction Emergency Statement Civil Danger Warning Warning Civil Emergency Message Statement Earthquake Warning Warning Immediate Evacuation Warning Fire Warning Warning Hazardous Material Warning Warning Law Enforcement Warning Warning Local Area Emergency Statement 911 Telephone Outage Emergency Statement Nuclear Power Plant Warning...
  • Page 49: No Response Event Code

    Event SAME Code Type Wild Fire Watch Watch Wild Fire Warning Warning Unrecognized Watch Watch Unrecognized Emergency Statement Unrecognized Statement Statement Unrecognized Warning Warning no response event Code Transmitter Backup On Transmitter Carrier On Transmitter Carrier On Transmitter Primary On This radio supports NMEA0183 version 4.01.
  • Page 50: Nmea Output

    Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void compliance with the FCC Rules. Any change or modify cation must be approved in writing by Uniden. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compli- ance could void the user’s authority to operate this device.
  • Page 51: Three Year Limited Warranty

    California 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 accesso- ries. Your UM415 has been designed to accommodate all of the popular marine VHF antennas.
  • Page 52 (preferably in its original packaging). Include evidence of original purchase and a note describing the defect that has caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at: Uniden America Corporation Parts and Service Division 4700 Amon Carter Boulevard...