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MHS155UV
Dual Band (UHF CB+VHF Marine) Radio
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  • Page 1 MHS155UV Dual Band (UHF CB+VHF Marine) Radio For more exciting new products please visit our website: Australia: www.uniden.com.au...
  • Page 2: Making A Distress Call

    13. End message by saying “THIS IS {name or call sign of your boat}, OVER.” 14. Release the push to talk button and listen. If you do not get an answer after 30 seconds, repeat your call, beginning at step 3, above. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 3: Warning

    NOTE Floating/Waterproof: JIS7/IPX7 Uniden’s MHS155UV radio is designed to meet the water proofing standard of JIS7/IPX7 and will float in water. This Means: Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water.The MHS155UV can withstand immersion in water up to 1.0m depth for 30 minutes.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ....................6 Features ........................6 Getting Started ..................7 What’s Included? ....................7 Controls and Indicators ................ 8 MHS155UV Radio ....................8 Charger .........................10 Reading the Display ....................10 Setting up the Hardware ..............12 Installing the Battery ..................... 12 Mounting the Charger ...................13 Charging the Battery .....................14...
  • Page 5 International Channel Frequencies and Names ........... 37 UHF CB Channel Guidelines ................39 CTCSS Codeas and Frequencies ................ 40 DCS Codes Table ....................41 UHF CB Channel and Frequencies ..............42 Regulations and Safety Warnings ............. 44 Warranty ....................45 UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    This handheld radio will give you consistent, outstanding performance in virtually all conditions and situations. To ensure that you get the most from the MHS155UV’s features, please read this operating guide carefully before using the unit. Features...
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    AAAX4 Alkaline BatteryTray Belt Clip • If any item is missing or damaged, contact your place of purchase immediately. Never use damaged products! • Need help? Get answers at our website: www.uniden.com.au for Australian model UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 8: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and Indicators MHS155UV Radio Antenna External Speaker Jack Push To Talk BOOST 16/67/TRI VOL/LOCK CHANNEL UP INST SCAN/MEM CHANNEL DOWN BAND/MENU WX/POWER Microphone L/M/H Speaker UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 9 Talk) BOOST Transmit with a higher power level. VOL/LOCK Enter volume setting Select Key Lock function. condition. INST Instant CH Call Instant CH programming WX/POWER Select WX channel Turn on or off radio’s power. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 10: Charger

    Reading the Display The LCD display shows different information depending on what you are doing. This sample screen shows some of this information. The following table shows all the possible icons and what they mean. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 11 Current channel number. UHF/VHF Band Type DCS/CTCSS Indicates whether DCS or CTCSS is selected. Busy Channel Lockout is enabled. Indicates volume adjust mode. Indicates Squelch adjust menu mode. Indicates active vibrator. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 12: Setting Up The Hardware

    Alkaline batteries (not included). Follow these steps to use the accessory battery tray: 1. Align the batteries’ positive and negative terminals with the markings on the case and snap each battery into place. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 13: Mounting The Charger

    2. Using a 3mm (1/8-inch) drill bit, drill two holes 13mm (1/2 inch) deep. 3. Use the provided screws to attach the charger to the surface. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    1. Lift the fl at latch. 2. Slide the clip up until it comes free of the latch. Install Optional External Speaker/Microphone The MHS155UV has a jack for an optional external speaker or microphone. 1. Unscrew the cover to the speaker/microphone jack.
  • Page 15: Using Your Radio

    Setting mode. 0 (for volume level 0 - 15) displays. Press CHANNEL UP or CHANNEL DOWN to increase or decrease the volume levels. Press VOL/LOCK to save. Setting the Squelch level The MHS155UV recognizes signals as transmissions if they exceed a signal strength threshold. Strong signals Weak signals...
  • Page 16: Selecting The Uic Channel Mode

    33 for a list of receive-only channels. There is a time limit for continuous transmission. After the time limit, the unit goes into a PTT error condition; the timeout tone sounds, TX displays, and the channel NOTE indicators blink. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 17: Boosting The Transmission Power

    If you find a channel you like and want to listen to it again, save it to memory. Press and hold SCAN/MEM; the active channel is stored in memory and MEM displays. Press SCAN/MEM to scan the channels in memory. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 18: Key Beep On And Off

    Battery Save turns off when receiving transmissions or transmitting a response. It reactivates after 3 seconds of no activity (transmit or receive). Battery Save does not work while in Scan mode or in Triple/Dual watch. NOTE UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 19: How It Works? (Common)

    Normal Monitors the Hear the current Press WX/ (Weather selected weather or forecasted POWER. only) channel WX weather. Channels (VHF Marine Channel) CH67 (AUS) CH20-CH23 (NZ). UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 20: How It Works? (Vhf Marine)

    Every 2 seconds, the radio checks channels 16 & 67. Triple Watch on Private boats must monitor channel 16 whenever they are underway. Water-going vessels should have either Triple Watch or Dual Watch on at all times. NOTE UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 21: Scan Mode Operation

    • When the radio stays on a channel, press or CHANNEL UP to leave that channel and resume scanning. • To end the scan, press the SCAN/MEM button again; the radio remains on the last scanned channel. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 22: Scan Mode With Triple Watch Or Dual Watch

    CHANNEL UP or CHANNEL DOWN to scroll through the weather channels.To cancel Weather and return to the previous marine channel, press the WX/POWER button again. The last active weather channel displays the next time you access Weather mode. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 23: How It Works? (Uhf Cb)

    DCS 1-104. Follow the steps for changing CTCSS code but select DCS code as desired. Channels 05 and 35 are used for emergency channels. CTCSS and DCS will not operate on these two channels. NOTE UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 24: Operate In Duplex Mode

    CH01-CH08 and n appears for CH41-CH48 when duplex is selected. 4. Press ENT/L/M/H to save. Contact your retailer for a list of repeaters available in your area. NOTE Operation with the aid of a Repeater UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 25: Normal Mode Operation

    • Press CHANNEL UP or CHANNEL DOWN button to select TRI and press ENT/L/M/H to save. • Press and hold BAND/MENU to exit out of the Menu. • Press 16/67/TRI button to activate the Triple Watch. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 26: Scan Mode Operation

    • To remove a channel from memory, set the radio to that channel, then press and hold SCAN/MEM. The MEM icon no longer displays. • When the radio stays on a channel, press CHANNEL UP to leave that UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 27: Scan Mode With Triple Watch Or Dual Watch

    UP or CHANNEL DOWN to turn the setting on or off. When it is turned on BCL will appear on the screen. Press ENT/L/M/H to save. 3. Press and hold BAND/MENU to exit out of the Menu. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 28: Vibrator

    UP or CHANNEL DOWN to turn the setting on or off. When it is turned icon will appear on the LCD. Press ENT/L/M/H to save. 3. Press and hold BAND/MENU to exit out of the Menu. The MHS155UV vibrates only when it meets the following conditions: • Vibrate setting is on.
  • Page 29: Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    The sound is muffled or Clear water from the speaker grill. the volume is low. Noise comes out of the Adjust the squelch level; it is probably speaker all the time. too low. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 30 Watch mode or in Scan mode. Try turning off scanning, Triple Watch, or Dual Watch (see page 9). Where can I find my The serial number is on a plate inside the radio’s serial number? battery compartment. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 31: Specifications

    UHF CB: 0.5W, 1.5W & 2.5W (with Li-Ion battery) VHF CH: 1W, 2.5W & 5W UHF CB: -36dBm Spurious Emissions VHF: -32dBm UHF: 1.0A @2.5W Current Drain VHF: 1.3A @ 5W UHF: 40dB Ham & Noise VHF:45dB (nominal) UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 32 +6.0 dB @ 500 Hz; -7.0 dB @ 2kHz Response Adjacent Channel UHF: 65dB Selectivity VHF: 75dB Inter Modulation 69dB (nominal) Audio Output Power 900mW @MAX Volume (nominal) Current Drain Squelched: 65 mA; Max. Audio: 360 mA UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 33: Vhf Marine Channels And Frequencies (Mhz)

    26 161.900 157.300 Duplex Marine operator 27 161.950 157.350 Duplex Marine operator 28 162.000 157.400 Duplex Marine operator 63A 156.175 156.175 Simplex Vessel traffic system 65A 156.275 156.275 Simplex Port operation 66A 156.325 156.325 Simplex Port operation UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 34 83A 157.175 157.175 Simplex Government 84 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine Operator 85 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine Operator 86 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine Operator 87 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine Operator 88 157.425 157.425 Simplex Commercial (Ship-Ship) UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 35: Canadian Channel Frequencies And Names

    161.900 157.300 Duplex Marine Operator 161.950 157.350 Duplex Marine Operator 162.000 157.400 Duplex Marine Operator 160.625 156.025 Duplex Marine Operator 61A 156.075 156.075 Simplex Canadian Coast Guard 62A 156.125 156.125 Simplex Canadian Coast Guard UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 36 Canadian Coast Guard 83A 157.175 157.175 Simplex Canadian 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 Port Operation 157.425 157.425 Simplex Port Operation UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 37: International Channel Frequencies And Names

    60 160.625 156.025 Duplex Marine operator 61 160.675 156.075 Duplex Marine operator 62 160.725 156.125 Duplex Marine operator 63 160.775 156.175 Duplex Marine operator 64 160.825 156.225 Duplex Marine operator 65 160.875 156.275 Duplex Marine operator UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 38 83 161.775 157.175 Duplex Port operation 84 161.825 157.225 Duplex Marine operator 85 161.875 157.275 Duplex Marine operator 86 161.925 157.325 Duplex Marine operator 87 157.375 157.375 Simplex Marine operator 88 157.425 157.425 Simplex Marine operator UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 39: 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 MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 40: Ctcss Codeas And Frequencies

    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 MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 41: Dcs Codes Table

    DCS Codes Table DCS Code DCS Code DCS Code Code No. Code No. Code No. (Octal) (Octal) (Octal) UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 42: Uhf Cb Channel 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 MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 43 476.5875 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 MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 44: Regulations And Safety Warnings

    +140°F (+60°C) may cause the battery to rupture, fail, or reduce performance. In case of exposure to the cell contents, wash the affected area thoroughly, and seek medical attention. UNIDEN MHS155UV UHF CB+VHF Marine Radio...
  • Page 45: Warranty

    UNIDEN MHS155UV Handheld VHF Marine Transceiver IMPORTANT: Satisfactory evidence of the original purchase is required for warranty service Please refer to our Uniden website for any details or warranty durations offered in addition to those contained below. Warrantor: The warrantor is Uniden Australia Pty Limited ABN 58 001 865 498 (“Uniden Aust”).
  • Page 46 Product, together with satisfactory evidence of your original purchase (such as a legible copy of the sales docket) to Uniden at the address shown below. You should contact Uniden regarding any compensation that may be payable for your expenses incurred in making a warranty claim.
  • Page 48 © 2015 Uniden Australia Pty Limited. Printed in Vietnam. U01UT650CZZ(0)