Cobra MR HH350 WFLT Owner`s manual

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Introduction
Our Thanks to You and
Customer Assistance
Our Thanks to You
Owner’s Manual
Introduction
Radio Controls
and Indicators
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Thank you for purchasing a CobraMarine® VHF radio.
Properly used, this Cobra® product will give you
many years of reliable service.
Belt Clip
How Your CobraMarine VHF Radio Works
Antenna
This radio is a battery-powered portable transceiver for use afloat. It gives you
two-way vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-shore station communications, primarily
for safety and secondarily for navigation and operational purposes. With it, you
can call for help, get information from other boaters, talk to lock or bridge tenders,
and make radiotelephone calls to anywhere in the world through a marine operator.
Battery
Besides two-way communications, the radio can provide quick access to receive
all the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) weather
channels and alert you to weather emergencies with a tone on a weather channel
you can select for your area.
Speaker/
Microphone
External Cover
Backlit
LCD
Screen
Battery
Door
Screw
ON/OFF/
Volume Control
Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance
•
Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand
its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further
assistance after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following
customer assistance services:
For Assistance in the U.S.A.
Version D
Printed in China Part No. 480-542-P
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time Mon. through Fri. (except holidays)
773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269 (fax).
MR HH350 FLT
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Contact Your Local Dealer
English
A1 English
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Call/Enter
Button
SCAN Button
Channel
Up Button
MARINE HH350
Instant
Channel
16/9 Button
CALL
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TW
Tri-Watch
Button
GMRS
VHF
ATISVOX LOMEDHI SAME MEM
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SCAN
Technical Assistance English only.
www.cobra.com (on-line: Frequently Asked Questions).
English and Spanish. productinfo@cobra.com (e-mail).
For Assistance Outside the U.S.A.
Backlight/
Key Lock
Button
Channel
Down
Button
Automated Help Desk English only.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
VHF MARINE RADIO
Push to
Talk
Button
16/9
WX
HML
Memory/Escape
Button
SUBMERSIBLE
Power
Level/Weather
Button
VHF Microphone
©2012 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
Speaker
A2 English
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Introduction
Backlit LCD Screen
and Product Features
Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen
Transmit and
Receive Icons
Key Tone
Icon
Signal Level
Icon
ROG
Weather Icon
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Active Channel
Simplex
Operation Icon
Roger Beep Icon
Frequency Band Icon
GMRS
VHF
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Low/Medium/High
Power Icons
Introduction
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Button Lock Icon
Call Tone Icon
Battery Power Icon
Memory Icon
UIC Active Channel Map Icons
USA/International/Canada Channels
Allows operation on any of the three (3)
different channel maps established for
these areas.
All NOAA Weather Channels
Instant access to all National Weather
Channels, 24 hours a day.
Submersible to JIS7 Standards
Waterproof to 3.3 ft (1 m) of water
for 30 minutes.
Button/Key Lock
Prevents accidental setting changes
when button lock is set.
Channel Scan/Memory Scan
Use to scan through unlimited
channels or memory locations
to find conversations in progress.
A3 English
Matrix Display
The display at the bottom of the LCD
screen will show text letting the user
know what mode, function or operation
the radio is currently in.
Signal Strength Meter
Locking Desktop Charger
Holds the radio or battery in place while Shows the strength of incoming or
charging. Vertical or horizontal mounting. outgoing signals.
Emergency Weather Alert
Receive NOAA alerts when threatening
weather is nearby.
Matrix Display
Power Settings
Selectable power settings produce
1, 3 or 6 watts of output power for
near or distant calling.
Product Features (continued)
Call Tones (Selectable)
10 selectable call tones
Weather Alert Icon
Product Features
Product Features
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Speaker/Mic Jack
Allows connecting optional Cobra
Lapel Speaker/Mic and other Cobra
accessories.
Unlimited Memory Channels
Allows programming of unlimited
VHF memory channels.
AA Battery Compatible
Good for emergency backup.
Requires optional AA battery tray
(P/N CM 110-024).
Introduction
Notes
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Illuminated Buttons
Allows high visibility of all function
buttons.
Roger Beep Tone (Selectable)
Confirmation tone indicates the
completion of the user’s transmission
and signals to others it is clear to talk.
On or Off selectable.
BURP
The Cobra exclusive BURP feature expels
water from the speaker grill if the unit is
dropped in the water or is subjected to
extreme rain and weather.
Left blank intentionally for your notes
Instant Channel 16/9
Provides instant access to priority
Channel 16 and calling Channel 9.
Tri-Watch
Use to monitor three (3) channels
at once — Channel 16 and two (2)
programmable channels.
Floating
This radio will float if dropped overboard.
It has an orange stripe so it's easy to
retrieve. Must use included battery to float.
120V/12V Charger Included
Use to charge battery pack, at home,
in a car or in a boat.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Our Thanks to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Radio Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
General Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Recommendations for Marine Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
FCC Licensing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation
Included in this Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Install/Remove Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Batteries and Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Operating Your Radio
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setup Mode Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Standby/Receive and Transmit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
NOAA Weather Channels and Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Advanced Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Floating Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
VHF Marine Radio Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Voice Calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Emergency Messages and Distress Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Warranty and Trademark
Limited 3-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Customer Service
Product Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Specifications (Typical) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Appendix
VHF Marine Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Weather Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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Introduction
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Before installing and using your CobraMarine VHF radio, please read these
general precautions and warnings.
Introduction
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Warning and Notice Statements
To make the most of this radio, it must be installed and used properly.
Please read the installation and operating instructions carefully before installing
and using the radio. Special attention must be paid to the WARNING and NOTICE
statements in this manual.
WARNING
Statements identify conditions that could result in personal injury or loss of life.
NOTICE
Statements identify conditions that could cause damage to the radio
or other equipment.
Safety Training Information
This CobraMarine VHF radio also complies with the following guidelines and
standards regarding RF energy and electromagnetic energy levels as well as
evaluation of those levels for human exposure:
■ FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating Compliance with
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
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American National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard for Safety
Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic
Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
■
American National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE Recommended
Practice for the Measurement of Potentially Hazardous Electromagnetic
Fields — RF and Microwave.
■
Industry Canada RSS-102-Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of
Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency bands).
Conformité d'exposition de la fréquence du Canada RSS-102-Radio d'industrie
(rf) de l'appareillage de communication par radio (toutes les bandes de
fréquence).
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General Precautions
General Precautions
The following WARNINGS and NOTICE information will make you aware of RF
exposure hazards and how to assure you operate the radio within the FCC RF
exposure limits established for the radio.
•
WARNINGS
Your radio generates electromagnetic RF (radio frequency) energy when it is transmitting.
To ensure that you and those around you are not exposed to excessive amounts of
that energy, DO NOT touch the antenna when transmitting. KEEP the radio at least
two (2) inches (5 cm) away from yourself and others when transmitting.
DO NOT operate with more than a duty cycle of 5% transmit, 5% receive and
90% standby. The radio is transmitting when the Talk button is pressed and the
transmit information shows on the LCD screen.
ALWAYS use only Cobra authorized accessories.
DO NOT operate the radio in an explosive atmosphere, near blasting sites,
or in any area where signs are posted prohibiting radio transmissions.
NEVER place the transceiver or microphone/speaker where they might interfere
with operation of your vessel or cause injury.
DO NOT allow children or anyone unfamiliar with proper procedures to operate
the radio without supervision.
Failure to observe any of these warnings may cause you to exceed FCC RF
exposure limits or create other dangerous conditions.
Industry Canada Antenna Notice
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an
antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by
Industry Canada. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type
and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power
(e.i.r.p.) is not more than that necessary for successful communication.
Avis d'antenne du Canada d'industrie
En vertu de la réglementation de l'industrie du Canada, cet émetteur de radio ne peut
fonctionner à l'aide d'une antenne d'un type et un maximum (ou moins) Gain approuvé
pour l'émetteur par Industrie Canada. Pour réduire le risque d'interférence aux autres
utilisateurs, le type d'antenne et son gain doivent être choisis afin que la puissance
isotrope rayonnée équivalente (PIRE) ne dépasse pas ce qui est nécessaire pour une
communication réussie.
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General Precautions
Introduction
Sea Tow Automated Radio Check (ARC) System
NOTICE
Your radio is waterproof only when the batteries are properly installed.
Please try the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service. Areas where the safety check
service is available include the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and Southern California,
as well as in select inland regions. The first and only boating safety program of its
kind, the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service is fully automated and allows 24
hour a day automatic responses to radio check calls.
Conducting a radio check through the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service
couldn’t be simpler. All boaters need to do is tune their VHF radios to Channel 24, 25,
26, 27 or 28, depending on the region, key the mic, and ask for a radio check. The
Automated Radio Check system responds to each radio check with an automated
reply, and also replays to the boater’s original radio transmission, allowing him or her
to assess the strength of the signal and confirm the VHF radio is in good working
order.
To find the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service channel in an area, owners
should visit http://www.seatow.com/arc. The web page links to an instructional video
demonstrating how to use the service step by step.
AVOID using or storing the radio at temperatures below -4˚F (-20˚C) or above
140˚F (60˚C).
KEEP your radio at least 3 ft (0.9 m) away from your vessel’s magnetic
navigation compass.
DO NOT attempt to service any internal parts yourself. Have any necessary
service performed by a qualified technician.
This radio is supplied with a lithium-ion (LiON) rechargeable battery pack.
■
Use only the Cobra charger to recharge lithium-ion (LiON) batteries in the radio.
■
Do not short circuit the battery pack.
■
When replacing the batteries, dispose of the old batteries properly. Batteries
may explode if disposed of in a fire.
Changes or modifications to your radio MAY VOID its compliance with
FCC (Federal Communications Commission) rules and make it illegal to use.
Recommendations for Marine Communication
FCC Licensing Information
•
The frequencies your radio uses are set aside to enhance safety afloat and for vessel
navigation and operational messages over a range suitable for nearshore voyages.
If the 6 watt maximum output of your radio is not sufficient for the distances you travel
from the coast, consider a higher powered handheld or installing a Cobra Marine fixed
mount radio with up to 25 watts of output power. (Visit www.cobra.com or your
local dealer for model availability.)
If traveling far offshore, you should consider adding even more powerful radio
equipment such as HF single side band or satellite radio for your vessel.
The U.S. Coast Guard does not endorse cellular telephones as substitutes for marine
radios. They generally cannot communicate with rescue vessels and, if you make
a distress call on a cellular telephone, only the party you call will be able to hear
you. Additionally, cellular telephones may have limited coverage over water and
can be hard to locate. If you do not know where you are, the Coast Guard will have
difficulty finding you if you are using a cellular telephone.
However, cellular telephones can have a place on board where cellular coverage
is available — to allow social conversations and keep the marine frequencies
uncluttered and available for their intended uses.
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FCC Licensing Information
CobraMarine VHF radios comply with the FCC (Federal Communications
Commission) requirements that regulate the Maritime Radio Service.
The radio operates on all currently allocated marine channels and is switchable for
use according to U.S.A., International or Canadian regulations. It features instant
access to emergency Channel 16 and calling Channel 9 as well as NOAA (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) All Hazards Radio with Alert.
•
Station License
An FCC ship station license is no longer required for any vessel traveling in U.S.A.
waters which uses a VHF marine radio, RADAR, or EPIRB (Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon), and which is not required to carry radio equipment.
However, any vessel required to carry a marine radio on an international voyage,
carrying an HF single side band radiotelephone, or carrying a marine satellite
terminal must obtain a station license.
FCC license forms and applications for ship and land stations can be downloaded
through the Internet at www.fcc.gov. Forms can also be obtained by calling the FCC
at 888-225-5322.
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FCC Licensing Information
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Included in this Package
International Station License
Included in this Package
If your vessel will be entering the sovereign waters of a country other than the U.S.A.
or Canada, you should contact that country’s communications regulatory authority
for licensing information.
You should find all of the following items in the package with
your CobraMarine VHF radio:
Radio Call Sign
Radio
Currently, the FCC does not require recreational boaters to have a license. The United
States Coast Guard recommends that the boat’s registration number and state of
registry (e.g., IL 1234 AB) be used as a call sign and be clearly visible on the vessel.
Canadian Ship Station License
You need a Radio Operator’s Certificate if your vessel is operated in Canadian waters.
Radio Operator training and certification is available from the Canadian Power
Squadron. Visit their website at http://www.cps-ecp.ca/.
Drop-In Battery Charger
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For connection to 120-volt power
source.
User Responsibility and Operating Locations
All users are responsible for observing domestic and foreign government regulations
and are subject to severe penalties for violations. The VHF frequencies on your radio
are reserved for marine use and require a special license to operate from land,
including when your boat is on its trailer.
NOTE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules, and Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standards. Operation is subject to the following two (2)
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
DC Charger
LiON Battery Pack
Antenna
Spring-Loaded Belt Clip
Wrist Strap
For connection to 12-volt power
sources.
Operating Instruction Manual
FCC Warnings: Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular diodes or
other parts of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended by
Cobra may cause a violation of the technical regulations of part 80 of the FCC
Rules, or violation of type acceptance requirements of part 2 of the rules.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Install/Remove Antenna
Install/Remove Antenna
Antenna
•
1. To install the antenna turn the antenna into the radio
clockwise to tighten. Do not overtighten
2. To remove the antenna turn the antenna counterclockwise.
This radio transmitter IC: 906A-MRHH350 has been
approved by Industry Canada to operate with the supplied
antenna. Other antennas are strictly prohibited for use with
this device.
Cet émetteur radio IC: 906A-MRHH350 a été approuvé par
Industrie Canada pour fonctionner avec l'antenne fournie.
D'autres antennes sont strictement interdits pour une
utilisation avec cet appareil.
Batteries and Charger
LiON Battery Pack
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip
•
Belt Clip
Belt Clip
Insert Belt Clip onto Radio
•
Use the spring-loaded belt clip to carry the radio on your
person.
1. Slide the belt clip into the guide channel on the back of the
radio until it is locked in place.
2. To attach the wrist strap, insert it through the hole at the
top of the belt clip, feed it through the looped end and pull
tight to secure to the belt clip.
3. Press open the belt clip, slide it over the belt and release
the clip.
4. To remove the belt clip from the radio press the tab on the
belt clip, which unlocks the clip, and slide it out.
The radio is shipped with a sealed lithium-ion (LiON) battery
pack (P/N CM 110-025) that is rechargeable.
Wrist Strap Attachment
WARNING
The charger provided for this radio is only to be used
to charge the battery pack provided. Do not charge
any other type of batteries in the charger as fire,
explosion or battery damage will occur. Avoiding
extreme room temperatures will also help prolong
the life of the battery pack for the radio.
Install Battery Pack
When your rechargeable batteries begin to discharge too
quickly, it is time to install a new battery pack. Your radio
will also operate with five (5) high-quality AA alkaline
batteries, using the optional alkaline battery tray.
Secure Radio
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Installing the Battery Pack
Tighten Screw
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1. Position the battery pack over the back of the radio.
2. Engage the battery pack into the radio by sliding to the top
until battery pack is fully seated against radio housing.
3. Tighten the screw using the end of the belt clip to secure
the battery pack to the radio. Do not overtighten. Only use
the end of the belt clip to tighten the screw.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Power Sources
Initial Battery Charge
Batteries and Charger
Initial Charge
The Cobra-provided LiON battery pack may be charged at
home, in a car or in a boat using the appropriate 12V or
120V power cord with the charger.
1. Insert one (1) of the power cords into the back of the
drop-in charger.
2. Insert the other end of the power cord into the appropriate
12V or 120V power source.
3. Remove battery pack spacer from the charger and insert
the entire radio/battery into the charger. The metal charge
contacts on the battery will contact the mating prongs in
the charger to transfer the charging current.
4. Observe that the red light on the front of the charger
glows to indicate that the battery pack is properly seated
and the charger is operating.
5. Allow the batteries to charge for five (5) to six (6) hours
before use. The light will change back to green when the
battery is fully charged.
WARNING
Only the rechargeable LiON battery pack can be
recharged. You MUST use one of the charging devices
provided with this radio. Do not substitute any other
type of charging adapter or charger base for this
radio. Battery damage, fire or explosion may result.
It is equally important to prevent the lithium-ion
(LiON) battery pack from freezing to obtain best
performance from the battery pack.
NOTE
If the drop-in charger is used on a boat, Cobra
recommends you attach it to a horizontal shelf or
vertical bulkhead (using the screw holes provided)
to prevent possible damage due to the boat rolling or
pitching. The charging base has been designed to hold
the battery pack in place during rough sea conditions.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Remove Battery
Batteries and Charger
To Remove Battery Pack from Radio
1. Loosen the screw on the back of the battery pack.
2. Lift the bottom of the battery pack slightly to remove
it from the radio housing.
3. Pull battery pack out of the radio housing.
Battery Pack Charging Only
NOTE
The LiON battery pack can also be charged in the
battery charger without being installed in the radio.
Insert the spacer into the battery charger to support
the battery pack during this charging process. Follow
the same procedures in “Initial Charge” to charge the
battery pack.
NOTICE
Lithium-ion (LiON) batteries are toxic. Please dispose
of properly. Some marine suppliers and electronics
retailers accept old battery packs for recycling and
some municipal waste disposal agencies have special
provisions for battery disposal.
Alkaline Battery Tray
Alkaline Batteries
An optional alkaline battery tray (P/N CM 110-024) can be
purchased for this radio. The alkaline battery tray acts as
a backup or “Emergency” power source should the battery
pack run low on power and needs to be recharged. The
radio will transmit at full power when using five (5) new
AA alkaline batteries.
WARNING
Never attempt to recharge alkaline batteries. They are
not made to be recharged, and should be disposed of
in a proper manner.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Fully Charged
Batteries and Charger
Maintaining the Battery Charge
As you use your radio, the battery power icon will show the
battery power remaining. When the icon begins to flash, it is
time to recharge or change the batteries.
Partially Charged
NOTE
Radio will continue to receive signals when blinking
but cannot transmit.
VHF Marine
Operating
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Radio
Protocols
Getting Started
HH350 Radio
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NOTICE
Use only the drop-in charger provided by Cobra. Do
not use the charger with alkaline batteries; only the
LiON battery pack is rechargeable. Spent alkaline
batteries must be discarded and replaced.
It is a good idea to keep a set of fresh, high-quality AA
alkaline batteries with your radio. Should the rechargeable
battery pack become discharged and no electrical power
source is available, you can insert the optional alkaline
battery tray with fresh alkaline batteries and continue to
use your radio.
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Refer to the foldout at the front of this manual to identify the
various controls and indicators on your radio. Throughout
this manual you will be instructed to “Press” or to “Press
and Hold” various buttons (except “Push to Talk”) on the
radio. “Press” means a momentary press of approximately
one (1) second. “Press and Hold” means to hold the button
down for approximately two (2) seconds.
Whenever you press any button except the Talk button on
your radio, a brief tone (beep) (if key tones are selected On)
will sound to confirm the button press. With all button
presses, the appropriate icon will appear on the LCD and the
backlight will turn On. The backlight will stay On for 10
seconds after the button is released.
At times, you will hear two (2) other sounds. Two (2) beeps
will sound to confirm your setting changes and three (3)
beeps will sound to notify you of an error.
Common Radio Functions
The following procedures define common operating functions of the radio when in
either Marine Standby or Weather (WX) Standby modes.
On/Off/Volume Control
(Clockwise)
On/Off/Volume Control
(Counterclockwise)
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Power/Volume Control
Power On/Off Control
The On/Off/Volume control is located at the upper right
side of the radio. Turning the On/Off/Volume control
past the detent position will turn the radio On or Off.
Volume Control
Volume is controlled by turning the On/Off/Volume
control.
■ To increase the volume, turn the On/Off/Volume
control clockwise.
■ To decrease the volume, turn the On/Off/Volume
control counterclockwise.
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Radio Speaker and Microphone
The internal Radio Speaker and Microphone are located on the
bottom front face of the radio below the lower control buttons.
An optional Speaker/Microphone port is located at the top
of the radio between the antenna and the Power/Volume
control. Unthread the Speaker/Microphone port cover to access
and install an optional Cobra speaker or microphone into this port.
Speaker/Mic Port
Talk Button
Press and hold the Talk button to transmit messages.
Release the Talk button to stop transmitting.
Talk Button
Backlight/Key Lock Button
Key Locked Buttons
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MEM
ESC
SCAN
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WX
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SUBMERSIBLE
Key Lock Icon
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Backlight/Key Lock Button
To Display the Backlight Momentarily:
Press the Backlight/Key Lock button. The backlight will
remain On for 10 seconds. If the backlight is already
On, another press of the Backlight/Key Lock button
will turn it Off.
Key Lock
To prevent accidental changes to your settings, you can
lock all of the following buttons:
■ Channel Up Button
■ Channel Down Button
■ SCAN Button
■ MEM/ESC Button
■ WX/H-M-L Button
■ 16/9 Button
■ TRI-WATCH Button
■ Call/Enter/Setup Button
To Lock or Unlock the Buttons:
Press and hold the Backlight/Key Lock button for two
(2) seconds. The Key Lock icon will appear or disappear
in the LCD. When Key Lock is On, pressing any of the
listed buttons on the front of the radio will result in a
three (3) beep error message.
Both the Backlight/Key Lock button and the Talk button
are active — you can Receive (Rx) or Transmit (Tx)
a message with Key Lock On, but you cannot change
the channel.
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
Your radio will Receive (Rx) and Transmit (Tx) VHF signals
on the channel indicated on the LCD display. You can change
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the channel at any time using the Channel Up/Down buttons.
To Change Channels:
CALL
Press the Channel Up/Down button.
ENT SETUP
If you are on Channel 88, pressing the Channel Up
button will advance to Channel 01. If you are on
Currently On Channel 88
Channel 01, pressing the Channel Down button will
advance to Channel 88.
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You can press and hold the Channel Up/Down button
X
T
for fast advance. The beep sound will occur only at the
first press of the button and not during fast advance.
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BUIC
If the new channel selected is restricted to low power,
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the radio will automatically switch to Low Power mode
and the Low Power icon will appear on the LCD.
If the radio is in the Key Lock mode, the channel will
not change and the three (3) beep error signal will sound.
Channel Up/Down Buttons
SCAN Button
MEM
ESC
SCAN
SCAN Button
Press and release the SCAN button to scan all channels. The
SCAN icon will display on the LCD display. Scanning begins
at lower channels, and scans to higher channels. Press the
Channel Up/Down button to change the scan direction.
When a signal is received in SCAN mode, the radio will pause
10 seconds before resuming SCAN operation. The scan will
stop on the paused channel and remain there when the Talk
button is pressed.
In Memory mode, press and release the SCAN button to
scan all memory channels. Because the unit is already in the
Memory Channel mode, only the channels in the memory
bank will be displayed.
NOTE
Memory channels need to be saved to effectively
enter the Memory Channel mode and scan all
memory channels.
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EM
SC
H-M-L Power Button
WX
HML
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High/Medium/Low (H-M-L) Power Button
Your radio can transmit selectively at 1, 3 or 6 watts of
power. Cobra suggests you maintain the low power setting
for short-range communications. You will conserve battery
life and avoid overpowering nearby stations with a low power
setting signal. Use the high power setting for long-range
communications or when you do not receive a response to
a signal sent at 1 watt.
To Toggle Between H-M-L Power Modes:
Press the H-M-L Power button. The LCD will show
which mode is in effect. Some channels are restricted
for a maximum use of 1 watt. Your radio will
automatically set the power to Low Power mode
when you select those channels.
Setup Mode Programming
NOTE
When in the Setup mode, if you stop programming for
longer than 15 seconds, your entry will be saved and
the radio will go back to the Marine Standby mode.
When you return to Setup mode and continue
programming you will see the last “value” displayed.
While in the Setup mode, you will not receive any
signal reception except when setting squelch.
Marine (VHF) Mode Programming
Call/Enter/Setup Button
Marine Standby Mode
CALL
ENT SETUP
MEM
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NOTE
A few channels are Receive only and will not transmit
in these channels.
The Call/Enter/Setup button has multiple functions. It is
generally used in the following ways:
■ Press and release to transmit your unique Call Tone signal
to another radio.
■ Press and hold to enter any Setup menu.
■ Functions as an Enter button when making a selection
in any Setup menu.
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The following series of procedures is designed to allow you
to set the programmable features of your radio. Correctly
following these steps results in a minimal amount of radio
setup programming time.
During setup programming, the matrix display will show text
describing the programming action you are now performing.
NOTE
Some channels, frequency bands and countries of use
might not be able to operate in High Power mode.
Call/Enter/Setup Button
Setup Mode Programming
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Programming these features will allow you to customize
certain features of this radio to enhance your “On-Water”
radio use.
Start from Marine Standby mode to begin Marine (VHF)
Setup programming. STANDBY will be displayed on the
matrix. Press and hold the Call/Enter/Setup button for two
(2) seconds to enter the programming mode.
The mode programming follows this sequence:
■ Squelch Level Set
■ UIC Channel Map
■ Tone Alert On/Off
■ Call Tone Select
■ Roger Beep On/Off
■ Key Tone On/Off
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
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CALL
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Squelch Control
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Setup Mode Programming
Squelch Control
Squelch Control filters weak signals and radio frequency (RF)
noise so that you will clearly hear the signals you want.
The Squelch Control on this radio is set through the following
keypad operation.
To Set Squelch Control:
1. With the power On, push and hold Call/Enter/Setup
button to access the Setup menu.
2. Squelch control will be the first menu item to appear.
Press the Channel Up and Channel Down buttons to
set level. The signal level bar graph shows squelch
level while you are in Setup mode on the squelch
adjust function.
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BUIC
Active Channel Map Icon
EDHI SAM
Channel Up/Down Buttons
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CALL
ENT SETUP
3. To adjust your squelch, press the Channel Down
button until you hear a hissing sound, then press
and release the Channel Up button until the hissing
stops. This will establish a “Baseline” squelch.
4. By pressing the Channel Up button further, you will
filter weak and medium strength signals. By pressing
Channel Down button, you will receive weaker signals.
Setup Mode Programming
USA/International/Canada Channel Maps
Three (3) sets of VHF Channel Maps have been established
for marine use in the USA, Canada, and the rest of the world
(International). Most of the channels are the same for all
three (3) maps, but there are definite differences (see table in
the Appendix on page 50). Your radio has all three (3) maps
built into it and will operate correctly in whichever area
you choose.
To Set Channel Map Operating Area:
1. The Channel Map mode is the second mode on
the Marine (VHF) Setup programming.
2. U, I and C will display, with the current setting
(the U icon is the default) flashing.
3. Press Channel Up/Down button to select the
U, I or C icon.
4. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming.
NOTE
One or two of the channel maps might have been
disabled for sales of this radio in some countries.
5. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming.
NOTE
If the Squelch is set so that you can hear a continuous
hissing sound, the Memory Scan and Tri-Watch
functions will be blocked.
Call Tone Alert
Call Tone Alert
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If Call Tone Alert is set to On, the radio will alert you to a call
from a compatible Cobra radio with a Call Alert.
To Set Call Tone On or Off:
1. Display will show Call Tone icon flashing and the
matrix will display CALL TONE ON or OFF.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming. The
Call Tone icon will show in the Standby mode when
set to ON.
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Call Tone Select
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Setup Mode Programming
Call Tone Select
This setting will also allow you to transmit a unique
Call Tone alert to identify your radio when you transmit
messages. You can select from one of 10 different
Call Tone signals.
To Set Call Tone:
1. From the previous press of the Call/Enter/Setup
button, the matrix will display CALL TONE SELECT
and the display will flash the current Call Tone
number (01 through 10).
2. Press the Channel Up/Down button to select a
different Call Tone. An example of each call tone will
sound for 1.5 seconds.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry and
move to the next Setup mode programming.
NOTE
Call Tones are not usually used for Marine VHF
communications. We allow you to turn it On for your
unique communication needs. It is only compatible
with other Cobra VHF radios.
Roger Beep Mode
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Key Tone Mode
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Weather (WX) Mode Programming
Weather Alert Standby
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WX Alert On/Off
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Programming these features will allow your radio to listen to
all NOAA Hazard Alert radio channels.
Start from WX Alert Standby mode to begin WX Alert Setup
programming. Press and hold the Call/Enter/Setup button for
two (2) seconds to enter the programming mode.
To Set WX Alert On or Off:
1. WX Alert mode is the first mode that begins
WX Alert Setup programming. From the WX Standby
mode, press and hold the Call/Enter/Setup button to enter
the Weather mode programming.
2. Display will show WX Alert icon and flashing matrix will
display WX ALERT ON or OFF.
3. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
4. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry and move
to the next setup programming mode.
Roger Beep Mode
In Roger Beep mode, your listener will hear an audible tone
when you release the Talk button. This alerts your listener
that you are finished talking and it is OK for them to speak.
To Set Roger Beep On or Off:
1. Display will show ROG icon flashing and the matrix
will display ROGER BEEP ON or OFF.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
ROG will be displayed when On.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry and
move to the next Setup mode programming.
Key Tone Mode
In Key Tone mode, an audible tone will sound each time a
button is pressed or you change a setting.
To Set Key Tone On or Off:
1. Display will show Key Tone icon flashing and matrix will
display KEY TONE ON or OFF.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save entry.
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WX Auto Search (SCAN)
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Standby/Receive
and Transmit
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To Set WX Auto Search (SCAN) On or Off:
WX auto search setup is only shown if WX Alert is set to ON.
1. Display will show Weather icon and the matrix will display
WX SCAN with ON or OFF flashing.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button to save entry.
You have now ended the WX Setup programming mode
and will enter the WX Alert Standby mode.
NOTE
When WX Auto Search (SCAN) is set to On, weather
channel scanning will start automatically and scan all
available weather channels until the strongest channel
is found. This will happen under the following
conditions:
■
■
WX Alert is engaged.
WX received signal level falls below
a preset squelch and
– radio is in WX Standby OR
– radio is in VHF Standby and there is no
channel activity.
Standby/Receive and Transmit
Marine Standby and Receive (Rx) Mode
Standby/Receive
and Transmit
Transmit (Tx) Mode
Transmit (Tx) mode gives you the ability to interact with
safety services, other vessels and shore stations. When you
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use this capability, be sure to follow the procedures and to
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observe the courtesies that govern its use so everyone
benefits. See Appendix to help you select the proper
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channels.
B U I C To Transmit a Message:
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1. Check to see that your radio is set to a proper channel for
Low Power Mode
the type of message you plan to send.
2. Toggle to the Low Power setting.
3. With the microphone about 2 in. [51 mm] from your
mouth, press and hold the Talk button and speak into the
microphone. The Transmit icon will appear on the LCD.
Talk Button
4. Release the Talk button when you are finished speaking.
Your radio can only operate in either Transmit (Tx) or
Receive (Rx) mode at any given time. You will not hear
the response to your message unless the Talk button is
released. Battery Power icon is frozen for TX at whatever
level it was during receive.
Check Channel Number
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Marine Standby mode is the default mode for the radio whenever it is turned on.
From this mode, you can change current settings by becoming familiar with the
different key functions in Marine Standby mode. While in Marine Standby mode, the
user will be able to transmit by pressing the Push to Talk (Talk) button. Signals in
Receive (Rx) mode will be received on the selected channel(s), and alerts broadcast
by NOAA will activate the corresponding NOAA weather alert channels in your radio.
NOTE
Coast Guard alerts are broadcast on Channel 16. You must have the WX Alert
turned On to receive NOAA weather alerts. While in Marine Standby mode, you
will receive any messages sent on the channel to which you are tuned.
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Transmit (Tx) Icon
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A
Receive (Rx) Icon
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Standby/Receive
and Transmit
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V
WX
HML
Weather Alert Standby
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NOAA Weather Channels and Alert
Weather (WX) Standby Mode
WX/H-M-L Button
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SC
NOTE
If the Talk button is held down for five (5) minutes,
the radio will automatically sound a series of beeps
and cease transmitting to prevent unwanted signal
generation and battery drain. As soon as the Talk
button is released, it can be pressed again to
resume transmission.
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Monitoring the weather will probably be a frequent use of your radio. NOAA provides
continuous, around-the-clock broadcasts of the latest weather information. Taped weather
messages run every four (4) to six (6) minutes and are revised every two (2) or three (3)
hours, or as needed. The Coast Guard also announces weather and other safety warnings
on Channel 16. Smart boaters keep an eye on safety and an ear to the radio — and never
let the weather catch them unaware.
NOAA Emergency Weather Alert
Standby/Receive
and Transmit
To enter the WX Standby mode, press and hold the
WX/H-M-L button.
Receiving a Weather Alert
NOAA broadcasts weather information as described in the
NOAA weather channels section on page 61 of this manual.
When NOAA broadcasts a weather alert signal and your radio
is in WX Alert Standby mode, the following items will be
displayed on the LCD display:
■ The WX icon (cloud/sun) icon will be displayed.
■ The last used weather channel will be displayed.
■ The bar graph will display received signal strength level.
■ The WX Alert icon (safety triangle) will be displayed.
■ The matrix will display WEATHER STANDBY.
NOTE
Only one (1) or two (2) of the weather channels will be
operating in any given location [only in Receive (Rx)
mode]. You will need to select the channel with the
strongest signal in your location.
NOTE
When in the WX Alert mode, and NOAA sends the
1050 Hz alert tone, the radio will sound a series of
loud beeps regardless of the volume control setting.
In the event of a major storm or other weather condition requiring vessels at sea or on
other bodies of water to be notified, NOAA broadcasts a 1050 Hz tone that receivers such
as your CobraMarine VHF radio can detect and warn you of a weather alert condition.
When the Weather Alert mode on your radio is On, this signal will produce a loud tone
from the speaker in the radio and will automatically switch to the alerting weather channel
so the alert broadcast can be heard.
NOAA Test Alert System
To test this system, NOAA broadcasts the 1050 Hz signal every Wednesday sometime
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in each local time zone. Any receiver that can detect the
weather alert tone may use this service to verify that this system is functioning properly.
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Advanced Operation
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16/9
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Channel 16 or Channel 9
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Channel 16/9 mode gives you quick access to calling on
Channel 16 and Channel 9 from any operational mode.
To Switch to Channel 16 or Channel 9:
1. Press the Channel 16/9 button to change to
Channel 16.
2. Press the Channel 16/9 button again to change
to Channel 9.
3. Press the Channel 16/9 button a third time and
return to the last used channel.
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Channel Up/Down Button
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EN
Tri-Watch mode gives you one (1) button access to scan
a total of three (3) channels of most importance to you.
Channel 16 is preprogrammed and will always be one (1)
of the scanned locations. Two (2) other channels of your
choice can be stored in the radio. These channels can be
edited and/or recalled during future engagements of
Tri-Watch mode.
TRI and MEM Icons
MARINE HH350
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Advanced Operation
Tri-Watch Mode
TRI-WATCH Button
Channel 16/9 Mode
Channel 16/9 Button
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NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Tri-Watch mode to
function. See page 18 for Squelch procedure.
Tri-Watch Setup
To Program or Edit the Tri-Watch Channels:
1. Press and hold the TRI-WATCH button for two (2)
seconds to activate Tri-Watch Setup mode. The
MEM icon on the display will turn On and the matrix
will display TW MEM ENTER 01.
NOTE
The main channel number will flash to indicate channel
position. If there is no input activity for 15 seconds, the
radio will sound three (3) beeps and return to Marine
Standby mode.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select the desired
Tri-Watch channel.
3. Press and release TRI-WATCH button or
Call/Enter/Setup button to confirm entry.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to program the remaining
additional Tri-Watch memory channel.
5. After programming both Tri-Watch memory
channels the radio will immediately engage
Tri-Watch mode.
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TRI-WATCH Button
TW
EN
Tri-Watch Scan Mode
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Advanced Operation
Using Tri-Watch
Tri-Watch Scan Mode:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the TRI-WATCH
button. The TW SCAN will display on the matrix
along with the three marine channels stored in the
Tri-Watch memory.
2. The radio will scan through the three (3) Tri-Watch
memory channels.
3. A signal on any one (1) of the three (3) channels will
stop the scan for 10 seconds to allow you to listen to
the traffic on that location.
NOTE
After the Tri-Watch scan stops to monitor a channel,
as long as you do not press any buttons within 10
seconds, your radio will automatically resume
scanning the Tri-Watch channels.
4. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning the Tri-Watch channels or to change the
scan direction.
5. To EXIT the Tri-Watch scan, press the TRI-WATCH
button again. The TRI icon will disappear from the
LCD and the radio will return to Marine Standby
mode.
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ENT SETUP
MEM/ESC Button
MEM
ESC
CAN
Memory Location Number
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
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CALL
ENT SETUP
Channel Number
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Advanced Operation
Memory Location Mode
Your radio has unlimited memory locations for storing your
most frequently used channels. These memory locations can
be selected individually or can be scanned. (See page 32
under Memory Location Scan.)
To enter Memory mode, press MEM/ESC button. The display
will show the MEM icon and the Memory Channel bank will
be displayed on the matrix.
To Program Memory Locations:
1. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. The memory location number will be
displayed on the matrix and the MEM icon will be
turned On.
2. Use the Channel Up/Down button to advance to the
memory location (00-99) you want to program.
3. Press the MEM/ESC button to select the memory
location.
4. Use the Channel Up/Down button to change to the
channel you want to store into the selected memory
location.
5. Press the MEM/ESC button to program that channel.
The memory location will be displayed on the matrix
again.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to program as many
additional memories as you want.
6. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. This will return the radio to Memory mode.
7. Press and release the MEM/ESC button again to
return to Marine Standby mode.
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Advanced Operation
To Recall a Stored Memory Location:
1. Press the MEM/ESC button. The MEM icon will be
turned On.
2. Press the Channel Up/Down button to select the
memory location. If a memory location has been
programmed, its associated channel will display on
the LCD. Your radio is now in Marine Standby mode
on the selected memory location.
To Exit Memory Location Mode:
Press the MEM/ESC button to return the radio to
Marine Standby mode. The last channel used in
Marine Standby mode will now be displayed on the
LCD and the MEM icon will disappear.
To Erase Stored Memory Locations:
1. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. The memory location number will be
displayed on the matrix and the MEM icon will be
turned On.
2. Use the Channel Up/Down button to advance to the
memory location you want to erase.
3. Press the MEM/ESC button to select the memory
location.
4. Use the Channel Up/Down button to change to the
channel to read “00” at the selected memory
location.
5. Press the MEM/ESC button to erase that channel.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to erase as many additional
memories as you want.
6. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. This will return the radio to Memory mode.
7. Press and release the MEM/ESC button again to
return to Marine Standby mode.
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
SCAN Button
MEM
ESC
SCAN
GMRS
VHF
A
BUIC
ATISVOX LOMEDHI SAME MEM
Channel Up/Down Buttons
FLOATING
MARINE HH350
CALL
ENT SETUP
Channel Scan Mode
During Channel Scan mode, the radio will rapidly switch
from channel to channel through all the channels.
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Channel Scan mode
to function. See page 18 for Squelch procedure.
SCAN Icon
R
X
T
Advanced Operation
To Enter Channel Scan:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the SCAN button.
The radio will immediately begin to scan the entire
channel map selected in the active channel map.
CHANNEL SCAN will display on the matrix.
2. A signal on any channel will stop the scan for 10
seconds to allow you to listen to the traffic on that
location. After 10 seconds, the radio will resume
scanning.
3. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning before the 10-second pause has completed
or to change the scan direction.
4. To EXIT Channel Scan mode, press the SCAN button
again. The SCAN icon will disappear from the LCD
and the radio will return to Marine Standby mode.
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Advanced Operation
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
Memory Location Scan Mode
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
CALL
TW
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Memory Location
Scan mode to function. See page 18 for Squelch
procedure.
NOTE
If there are fewer than two (2) memory locations
programmed in the radio, the Memory Location Scan
option will not be available. To program at least two
(2) memory locations, see page 29.
Burp Feature
16 and Scan
During Memory Location Scan mode, the radio will rapidly
scan through all pre-assigned memory channels.
ENT SETUP
MEM
ESC
SCAN
16/9
WX
HML
Burp Feature
R
X
T
A
BUIC
GMRS
VHF
ATISVOX LOMEDHI SAME MEM
C
MEM/ESC Button
ENT SETUP
MEM
ESC
W
MEM
ESC
SCAN Button
SCAN
Memory Channel Scan
R
X
T
A
BUIC
VHF
To Enter Memory Location Scan:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the MEM/ESC
button.
2. Press the SCAN button. The radio will immediately
begin to scan all pre-assigned memory channels.
The MEM icon will show on the LCD, and MEM
CHAN SCAN will display on the matrix along with the
memory location.
3. A signal on any channel will stop the scan for 10
seconds to allow you to listen to the traffic on that
location. After 10 seconds, the radio will resume
scanning.
4. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning the Memory Location Scan channels
before the 10-second pause has completed or to
change the scan direction.
5. To EXIT Memory Location Scan mode, press the
SCAN button again. The MEM icon will disappear
from the LCD and the radio will return to Marine
Standby mode.
Floating Feature
Cobra’s Burp feature allows the operator to expel water from
inside the speaker grill. This is especially useful if the radio is
dropped overboard or during extreme foul weather conditions. In
these conditions, water can become trapped in the speaker
grill and muffle the audio.
To Activate Burp:
1. Press and release the 16/9 and SCAN keys at the
same time.
2. The Burp tone(s) at maximum level will sound
from the internal speaker for eight seconds.
3. During this time, the matrix will display BURP.
4. Hold the radio with the speaker grill down to help
the water drain out.
5. After an 8-second interval, the radio will return to
standby.
Floating Radio
Floating Radio
ROG
R
X
T
GMRS
VHF
A C
B UIISAME MEM
LOMEDH
This radio is designed to float if dropped overboard. The orange
center makes it visible and easy to retrieve. This rugged radio
is also designed to meet JIS7 (IPX7) specifications. This means
it’s designed to operate properly after being submerged in
one meter deep water for 30 minutes.
NOTE
Do not leave the radio floating in water permanently.
This could cause premature corrosion of the battery
contacts and other damage.
The radio is only designed to float with its included
Lithium-ion battery. Using other approved batteries
might cause the radio to sink. This includes the optional
AA battery tray, depending on the weight of the AA
batteries used.
LOMEDHI SAME MEM
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Introduction
VHF
Operating
Marine
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Maintenance
•
Very little maintenance is required to keep your CobraMarine VHF radio
in good operating condition:
■ Keep the radio and charger clean by wiping with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
Do not use solvents or harsh or abrasive cleaners, which could damage the case
or scratch the LCD screen.
VHP Marine Radio
Procedures
VHF Marine Radio Procedures
•
Maintain Your Watch
Whenever your boat is underway, the radio must be turned On and be tuned to
Channel 16 except when being used for messages.
Power
■
If the radio is exposed to salt water, wipe with a soft, moist cloth at least once a
day to prevent buildup of salt deposits, which could interfere with button
operation.
Try 1 watt first, if the station being called is within a few miles. If there is no answer,
switch to 3 watts and call again. You have the ability to go up to 6 watts of output
power to increase your calling distance. Remember, the lower wattage outputs will
conserve your battery and minimize interference to other users.
■
If the radio will be stored for a long period, such as over the winter,
remove the batteries from the battery tray and store them in a separate
package. This is especially important if you are using alkaline batteries.
Calling Coast Stations
Troubleshooting
Call a coast station on its assigned channel. You may use Channel 16 when you
do not know the assigned channel.
•
Calling Other Vessels
Problem
Possible Cause(s)
Solution(s)
No display on LCD when
radio is turned On
Batteries are exhausted
Recharge or
replace batteries
Batteries not installed
properly
Remove batteries and
reinstall according to
polarity markings
Batteries run
down quickly
Batteries are at the
end of their life
Replace with new
batteries
Will transmit at
one (1) or three (3) watts,
but not at six (6) watts
Batteries are low
Recharge or
replace batteries
Selected channel is imited
to one (1) watt
Switch to
another channel
Will not transmit
Selected channel is
limited to receive only
Switch to
another channel
No sound from speaker
Volume level is too low or
squelch level is too deep
Re-adjust volume
and squelch
After contacting another station on a calling channel, change immediately
to a channel which is available for the type of message you want to send.
No response to
button press
Button lock is On
Press Backlight/
Key Lock button
Station Identification
No answer to calls
Out of range of
other station
Switch to three (3) or six
(6) watts or move closer
Signal is blocked
by terrain
Move until you have a “lineof-sight” to the other station
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Call other vessels on Channel 16 or on Channel 9. (Channel 9 is preferred for
recreational vessel use.) You may also call on ship-to-ship channels when you know
that the vessel is listening on a ship-to-ship channel.
Initial Calling on Channel 16 or 9
The use of Channel 16 is permitted for making initial contact (hailing) another vessel.
The limits on calling must be followed. Be reminded, Channel 16’s most important
function is for Emergency Messages. If for some reason, Channel 16 is congested,
the use of Channel 9, especially in U.S. waters, may be used as the initial contact
(hailing) channel for non-emergency communication.
Limits on Calling
You must not call the same station for more than 30 seconds at a time.
If you do not get a reply, wait at least two (2) minutes before calling again.
After three (3) calling periods, wait at least 15 minutes before calling again.
Change Channels
Identify, in English, your station by your FCC call sign (if available), vessel name and
the state registration number, at both the beginning and at the end of the message.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
VHF Marine Radio
Procedures
Prohibited Communications
You MUST NOT transmit:
■
False distress or emergency messages.
■
Messages containing obscene, indecent or profane language.
■
General calls, signals or messages (messages not addressed to a particular
station) on Channel 16, except in an emergency or if you are testing your radio.
■
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Voice Calling
Voice Calling
•
You are required to listen to Channel 16 while standing by. Channel 16 is the distress
and safety channel used for establishing initial contact with another station and for
emergency communication. The Coast Guard also monitors Channel 16 for safety
purposes for everyone on the water.
NOTE
Channel 9 may be used by recreational vessels for general-purpose calling.
This frequency should be used whenever possible to help relieve congestion
on Channel 16. The Coast Guard generally does not make urgent marine
information broadcasts or weather warnings on Channel 9. Boaters are still
asked to “keep watch” on Channel 16 whenever the radio is turned on and
not in use with another station.
When you are on land.
To call another vessel or shore installation (e.g, lock or bridge tender):
■ Make sure the radio is On.
■
Make sure you are in standby listening mode on Channel 16. Make sure
Channel 16 is not in use.
■
When the channel is open (quiet), press the Talk button and call a vessel.
Hold the radio or microphone several inches from your face and speak
clearly and distinctly in a normal voice tone. Say “name or station being
called,” “THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign].”
■
Once contact is made, you must leave Channel 16 and go to another working
channel. See channel listing on pages 46.
For Example
The vessel Corsair is calling the vessel Vagabond:
Corsair: “Vagabond, this is Corsair. Over.”
Vagabond: “Please switch and answer on Channel 68 (or any proper working
channel). Over.”
Corsair: “Switching to Channel 68. Over.”
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
■
■
Voice Calling
If the other does not respond, wait two (2) minutes and repeat. You are permitted
to attempt contact three (3) times, two (2) minutes apart. If you still have not
made contact, wait 15 minutes before trying again.
After communications are completed, each vessel must sign off with its call
sign or vessel name and the word “out” and return to Channel 16.
NOTE
For best sound quality at the station you are calling, hold the microphone on
the front of the radio at least 2 in. (51 mm) from your mouth and slightly off to
one (1) side. Speak in a normal tone of voice.
NOTE
“Over and Out”
The most commonly misused procedure words are “over and out” within the
same transmission. “Over” means you expect a reply. “Out” means you are
finished and do not expect a reply.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages and
Distress Procedure
Emergency Messages and Distress Procedure
The ability to summon assistance in an emergency is the primary reason
to have a VHF marine radio. The marine environment can be unforgiving,
and what may initially be a minor problem can rapidly develop into a
situation beyond your control.
The Coast Guard monitors Channel 16, responds to all distress calls,
and coordinates all search and rescue efforts. Depending on the availability
of other capable vessels or commercial assistance operators in your vicinity,
Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary craft may be dispatched.
In any event, communicate with the Coast Guard as soon as you experience difficulties
and before your situation becomes an emergency. Use the emergency message
procedures only after your situation has become grave or you are faced with a
sudden danger threatening life or property and requiring immediate help. Use
Channel 16 to communicate your emergency message. Make sure you transmit
on high power. If you are merely out of gas, do not send an emergency message.
Drop your anchor and call a friend or marina to bring the fuel you need or to give
you a tow.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Marine Emergency Signals
Marine Distress Procedure
The three (3) spoken international emergency signals are:
Speak slowly — clearly — calmly.
1. Make sure your radio is On.
MAYDAY
The distress signal MAYDAY is used to indicate that a station is threatened by grave
and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
PAN
The urgency signal PAN is used when the safety of the vessel or person is in
jeopardy. (This signal is properly pronounced pahn.)
SECURITE
The safety signal SECURITE is used for messages about the safety of navigation or
important weather warnings. (This signal is properly pronounced see-cure-ee-tay.)
2. Select Channel 16.
3. Press Talk button and say:
“MAYDAY — MAYDAY — MAYDAY.”
(Or “PAN — PAN — PAN,”
or “SECURITE — SECURITE — SECURITE.”)
4. Say:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign],” repeated three (3) times.
5. Say:
“MAYDAY (or “PAN” or “SECURITE”)
[your vessel name or call sign].
When using an international emergency signal, the appropriate signal is to be spoken
three (3) times prior to the message.
6. Tell where you are:
(what navigational aids or landmarks are nearby).
If You Hear a Distress Call
7. State the nature of your distress.
You must give any message beginning with one (1) of these signals priority over any
other messages. ALL stations MUST remain silent on Channel 16 for the duration of
the emergency unless the message relates directly to the emergency.
If you hear a distress message from a vessel, stand by your radio. If it is not answered,
YOU should answer. If the distressed vessel is not nearby, wait a short time for others
who may be closer to acknowledge. Even if you cannot render direct assistance, you may
be in a position to relay the message.
8. State the kind of assistance needed.
9. Give number of persons aboard and conditions of any injured.
10. Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel.
11. Briefly describe your vessel (length, type, color, hull).
12. Say:
“I WILL BE LISTENING ON CHANNEL 16.”
13. End message by saying:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign]. OVER.”
14. Release Talk button and listen. Someone should answer.
If not, repeat the call, beginning at step 3 above.
Keep the radio nearby. Even after your message has been received, the Coast Guard
can find you more quickly if you can transmit a signal for a rescue boat to hone in on.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
For Example
Warranty
Warranty and Trademark
Acknowledgement
Limited 3-Year Warranty
•
“Mayday — Mayday — Mayday”
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
“This is Corsair — Corsair — Corsair” [or “IL 1234 AB,” repeated three (3) times]
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its CobraMarine VHF radio, and the
component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials
for a period of three (3) years from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty
may be enforced by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the product is
utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective radios, products
or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service department, accompanied
by proof of the date of first consumer purchase, such as a duplicated copy of a
sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty
service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired
or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
“Mayday Corsair (or IL 1234 AB)”
“Navy Pier bears 220 degrees magnetic — distance 5 miles”
“Struck submerged object and flooding — need pump and tow”
“Four (4) adults, three (3) children aboard — no one injured”
“Estimate we will remain afloat one-half hour”
“Corsair (or IL 1234 AB) is 26 ft sloop with blue hull and tan deck house”
“I will be listening on Channel 16”
“This is Corsair (or IL 1234 AB)”
“Over”
It is a good idea to write out a script of the message form and post it where you
and others on your vessel can see it when an emergency message needs to be sent.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product, or as a result
of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra
shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including,
without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations may not apply to you.
For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
Trademark Acknowledgement
•
Cobra®, CobraMarine®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, and the snake design are
registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
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Customer Service
Product Service
Product Service
If you have any questions about operation or installing your
new CobraMarine VHF product or if you are missing parts…
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Specifications
•
Please call Cobra first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
See customer assistance on page A1.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before sending
your radio. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair. You may be
asked to send your radio to the Cobra factory. It will be necessary
to furnish the following to have the product serviced and returned:
1. For warranty repair, include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a photocopy
of a sales receipt. If you send the original receipt, it cannot be returned.
2. Send the entire product.
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the radio. Include a typed
or clearly printed name and address of where the radio is to be returned.
4. Pack radio securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the
original packing material.
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel
Service (UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service,
Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois 60707
U.S.A.
6. If the radio is in warranty, upon receipt of your radio, it will either be repaired
or exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately three (3)
to four (4) weeks before contacting Cobra for status. If the radio is out of
warranty, a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the repair
charge or replacement charge.
7. If your radio is returned for factory repair, it will be returned to you with default
settings restored.
If you have any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
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Specifications
Specifications (Typical)
•
General
Number of Channels
Channel Spacing
Modulation
Input Voltage
Battery Life (at High Power):
5% TX, 5% RX, 90% Standby
Current Drain:
Standby
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
Temperature Range
Radio Dimensions
Radio Weight
All U.S., Canadian, International and
NOAA Weather Channels
25 kHz
5 kHz Max.
7.4 VDC
LiON: 8 hours @ 6 watts,
14 hours @ 1 watt
45 mA
200 mA
1.8 A @ High Power, 700 mA @ Low Power
-20˚C to 50˚C
4.8" x 2.4" x 1.4"
(123 mm x 62 mm x 36 mm) not including
antenna
0 lbs 8 oz. (228 g) without batteries
Receiver
Frequency Range
Receiver Type
Sensitivity:
12 dB Sinad
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Intermodulation and Rejection
Spurious and Image Rejection
AF Output
156.050 to 163.275 MHz
Double Conversion Super-Heterodyne
-121 dBm
-55 dB
-70 dB
-60 dB
250 mW @ 8 Ohms
Transmitter
Frequency Range (Tx):
RF Output Power
Spurious Emissions
Frequency Stability
FM Hum and Noise
156.025 to 157.425 MHz
1, 3 or 6 watts max (5 Watts rated)
-55 dB
±
5 ppm
40 dB
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Appendix
Introduction
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Introduction
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
VHF Marine Channel Assignments
Asignación de canales de VHF para radiocomunicación marítima
Three (3) sets of VHF channels have been established for marine use in the U.S.A.,
Canada and the rest of the world (International). Most of the channels are the same
for all three (3) maps, but there are definite differences (see table on the following
pages). Your radio has all three (3) maps built into it and will operate correctly in
whichever area you choose.
The following is a brief outline of the channel assignments in the U.S.A. Channel
Map.
Existen tres (3) juegos de canales VHF para uso marítimo en los EE.UU., Canadá y el
resto del mundo (internacional). La mayoría de los canales coinciden en los tres (3)
mapas, pero sin duda existen diferencias (consulte las tablas en las páginas
siguientes). El radio incorpora los tres (3) mapas y funcionará correctamente en
cualquiera de las tres áreas.
A continuación presentamos en forma resumida las asignaciones de canales del
Mapa de canales para EE.UU.
•
Channel Assignments (English)
•
Asignaciones de canales (Español)
Auxilio, seguridad y llamadas
Distress, Safety, and Calling
Canal 16
Channel 16
Getting the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies (distress and safety).
Para ser oídos por otra estación (llamadas) o en casos de emergencia (auxilio y seguridad).
Llamadas
Calling
Canal 9
Channel 9
General-purpose (non-emergency) calling by non-commercial vessels. Recreational boaters
are urged to use this channel to reduce congestion on Channel 16
Llamadas de carácter general (excepto casos de emergencia) para embarcaciones no comerciales.
Se le pide encarecidamente a la tripulación de las embarcaciones recreativas usar este canal para
reducir la congestión del canal 16.
Intership Safety
Seguridad entre embarcaciones
Channel 6
Ship-to-ship safety messages and for search and rescue messages to Coast Guard ships
and aircraft.
Canal 6
Coast Guard Liaison
Enlace con la guardia costera
Channel 22A
To talk to the Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard (non-emergency) after making contact on
Channel 16.
Canal 22A
Non-Commercial
No comerciales
Channels 67*, 68*, 69, 71, 72, 78A, 79A*, 80A*
Working channels for small vessels. Messages must be about needs of the vessel, such as
fishing reports, berthing and rendezvous. Use Channel 72 only for ship-to-ship messages.
Canales 67*, 68*, 69, 71, 72, 78A, 79A*, 80A*
Canales activos para pequeñas embarcaciones. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados con
necesidades de las embarcaciones, como por ejemplo, informes de pesca, atraques y agrupamientos.
Use el canal 72 solamente para mensajes entre embarcaciones.
Para mensajes de seguridad entre embarcaciones y para mensajes de búsqueda y rescate
enviados a barcos y aviones de la guardia costera.
Para hablar con las guardias costeras estadounidenses y canadienses (excepto casos de
emergencia) tras haber establecido contacto por el canal 16.
Commercial
Channels 1A, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18A, 19A, 63A, 67, 72, 79A, 80A, 88A*
Working channels for working ships only. Messages must be about business or needs
of the ship. Use Channels 8, 67, 72 and 88A only for ship-to-ship messages.
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Comerciales
Canales 1A, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18A, 19A, 63A, 67, 72, 79A, 80A, 88A*
Canales activos para embarcaciones activas solamente. Los mensajes deberán estar
relacionados con la actividad comercial o las necesidades de la embarcación. Use los
canales 8, 67, 72 y 88A solamente para mensajes entre embarcaciones.
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Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Channel Assignments (English)
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
Channels 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Tune your radio to the proper channel for your community. Conduct a radio check as you normally would.
Upon releasing the mic, the system will replay your transmission, letting you hear how you sound.
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Channels 84, 85, 86, 87, 87A, 88*
For calls to marine operators at public coast stations. You can make and receive telephone calls
through these stations.
Appendix
Introduction
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Asignaciones de canales (Español)
Remolque Marino CAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
Canales 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Sintonice su radio en el canal apropiado para su comunidad. Realice un chequeo de la radio como lo
hace normalmente. Al soltar el micrófono, el sistema repetirá su transmisión, dejá oír como suena.
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Canales 84, 85, 86, 87, 87A, 88*
Para llamadas a operadores marítimos en estaciones costeras públicas. Usted puede realizar y
recibir llamadas telefónicas a través de estas estaciones.
Operaciones portuarias
Port Operations
Channels 1A*, 5A*, 12*, 14*, 20A, 63A*, 65A, 66A, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77*
Used for directing the movement of ships in or near ports, locks or waterways. Messages
must be about operational handling, movement and safety of ships.
Navigational
Channels 13, 67
Channels are available to all vessels. Messages must be about navigation, including passing
or meeting other vessels. These are also the main working channels for most locks and drawbridges.
You must keep your messages short and power output at no more than 1 watt.
Maritime Control
Channel 17
For talking to vessels and coast stations operated by state or local governments. Messages must be
about regulation and control, boating activities, or assistance.
Digital Selective Calling
Channel 70
This channel is set aside for distress, safety and general calling using only digital selective calling
techniques. Voice communication is prohibited; your radio cannot transmit voice messages on this
channel.
Weather
Channels Wx 1 Thru 10
Receive-only channels for NOAA and Canadian weather broadcasts. You cannot transmit on these
channels.
NOTE
* These channels are restricted to the listed uses in certain parts of the country
or for certain types of users only. Consult FCC rules or a knowledgeable radio
operator before using them.
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Canales 1A*, 5A*, 12*, 14*, 20A, 63A*, 65A, 66A, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77*
Usados para dirigir el movimiento de las embarcaciones dentro de áreas portuarias, esclusas o
canales. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados con maniobras operacionales, movimientos
y seguridad de las embarcaciones.
Navegación
Canales 13, 67
Estos canales están disponibles para todas las embarcaciones. Los mensajes deberán estar
relacionados con la navegación, incluidas las maniobras para pasar o alcanzar otras
embarcaciones. Éstos también son los principales canales activos para la mayoría de las
esclusas y puentes levadizos. Usted deberá transmitir mensajes cortos y mantener la potencia de
salida en un vatio como máximo.
Control marítimo
Canal 17
Para comunicarse con embarcaciones y estaciones costeras operadas por entidades
gubernamentales locales o estatales. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados con regulación y
control, asistencia o actividades de navegación.
Llamadas selectivas digitales
Canal 70
Este canal está reservado para solicitudes de auxilio, seguridad y llamadas de carácter general
que usen solamente técnicas de llamadas selectivas digitales. Las comunicaciones verbales están
prohibidas; el radio no puede transmitir mensajes de voz por este canal.
Meteorología
Canales Wx 1 a 10
Canales de recepción únicamente para difusión de información meteorológica NOAA y
canadiense. Usted no puede transmitir por estos canales.
NOTA
* El uso de estos canales está dedicado a las aplicaciones que aparecen en la lista, en
ciertas partes del país o para ciertos tipos de usuario solamente. Consulte las normas de
la FCC o a un operador de radio con experiencia antes de usarlos.
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
01
01A
Channel Map
Frequency
Power Limits
Mapa de canales
Frecuencia
Límites de potencia
USA
Int’l
Canada Transmit
Receive
EE.UU.
nternac
Canadá
Recepción
•
•
•
02
03
04
•
•
•
04A
•
•
•
05
•
05A
06
07
•
•
07A
08
09
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
10
11
12
13
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Appendix
•
•
•
•
Transm.
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Channel Use (English)
Uso de canales (Español)
156.050
160.650
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.050
156.050
Port Operations and Commercial,
VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias y comerciales;
VTS en áreas selectas
156.100
160.700
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.150
160.750
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.200
160.800
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
operaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
156.200
156.200
West Coast (Coast Guard Only);
East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Costa occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
156.250
160.850
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
operaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
156.250
156.250
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
156.300
156.300
Intership Safety
Seguridad entre embarcaciones
156.350
160.950
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
operaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
156.350
156.350
Commercial
Comerciales
156.400
156.400
Commercial (Intership Only)
Comercial (entre embarcaciones solamente)
156.450
156.450
Boater Calling Channel,
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
Canal de llamada de la tripulación,
no comercial (recreativo)
156.500
156.500
Commercial
Comerciales
156.550
156.550
Commercial, VTS in selected areas
Comercial; VTS en áreas selectas
156.600
156.600
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
156.650
156.650
Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-toBridge). In U.S. waters, large vessels
maintain a listening watch on this channel.
Seguridad marítima entre embarcaciones (de
puente de mando a puente de mando). En aguas
estadounidenses, las grandes embarcaciones se
mantienen vigilantes con sus radios sintonizados
en este canal
1 watt USA
1 vatio EE.UU.
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
14
15
Channel Map
Frequency
Mapa de canales
Frecuencia
USA
Int’l
Canada Transmit
Receive
EE.UU.
nternac
Canadá
Recepción
•
•
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Channel Use (English)
Uso de canales (Español)
156.700
156.700
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
Rx Only
156.750
Environmental (Receive Only).
Medioambiental (recepción solamente).
Usado por radiobalizas de localización
de siniestros (EPIRB) clase C
Canada (EPIRB Buoys Only); International
(On-Board Communication)
Canadá (boyas de EPIRB solamente);
Internacional (comunicación de a bordo)
International Distress, Safety and Calling
Llamadas, seguridad y solicitud
de auxilio internacional
State Controlled (U.S.A. Only)
Controlado a nivel estatal (EE.UU. solamente)
•
•
156.750
156.750
1 watt CAN
1 vatio Canadá
16
•
•
•
156.800
156.800
17
•
•
•
156.850
156.850
156.900
161.500
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
156.900
156.900
Commercial
Comerciales
156.950
161.550
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
156.950
156.950
Commercial
Comerciales
157.000
161.600
Canada (Coast Guard Only); International
(Port Operations, Ship Movement)
Canadá (guardia costera solamente);
Internacional (operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
157.000
157.000
Port Operations
Operaciones portuarias
157.050
161.650
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
•
157.050
157.050
U.S. (Government Only);
Canada (Coast Guard Only)
EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente);
Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
•
RX only
161.650
Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Solamente Guardacostas –
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
157.100
161.700
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
•
157.100
157.100
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard Liaison and
Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts that
are announced on Channel 16
Enlace entre las guardias costeras estadounidenses
y canadienses, y difusión de información sobre
seguridad marítima anunciada por el canal 16
•
157.150
161.750
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
157.150
157.150
Coast Guard Only
Solamente Guardacostas
Rx Only
161.750
Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Solamente Guardacostas –
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
18
•
18A
19
•
19A
20
•
•
20A
21
•
21A
•
•
•
•
•
21B
22
22A
23
23A
23B
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1 watt CAN
1 vatio Canadá
1 watt CAN
1 vatio Canadá
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
Channel Map
Frequency
Power Limits
Mapa de canales
Frecuencia
Límites de potencia
USA
Int’l
Canada Transmit
Receive
EE.UU.
nternac
Canadá
Recepción
24
25
25B
•
•
26
27
28
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
28B
60
61
•
•
61A
63A
•
•
64A
65
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Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
161.850
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
RX only
161.850
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB)
service by MCTS Canada
Seguridad: Transmisión Marítima Continua (CMB)
servicio por MCTS Canadá
•
•
•
157.300
161.900
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
157.350
161.950
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
157.400
162.000
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
•
RX only
162.000
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB)
service by MCTS Canada
Seguridad: Transmisión Marítima Continua (CMB)
servicio por MCTS Canadá
•
156.025
160.625
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.075
160.675
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Port Operation, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
156.075
156.075
Canada (Coast Guard Only);
West Coast (Coast Guard
Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Canadá (guardia costera solamente); Costa
occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
156.125
160.725
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
156.125
156.125
West Coast (Coast Guard Only);
East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Costa occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
156.175
160.775
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
•
156.175
156.175
Port Operations and Commercial,
VTS in selected areas, Canada Tow Boats-BCC
Operaciones portuarias y comerciales; VTS en
áreas selectas, Barcos-BCC de la remolque
de Canadá
•
156.225
160.825
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
•
156.225
156.225
U.S. (Government Only);
Canada (Commercial Fishing)
EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales
solamente); Canadá (pesca comercial)
156.275
160.875
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
156.275
156.275
Port Operations
Operaciones portuarias
156.325
160.925
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
•
64
65A
66
161.800
157.250
•
63
•
•
•
•
Uso de canales (Español)
157.200
•
62A
Channel Use (English)
•
•
•
•
62
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Channel Assignments
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
Channel Map
Frequency
Power Limits
Mapa de canales
Frecuencia
Límites de potencia
USA
Int’l
Canada Transmit
Receive
EE.UU.
nternac
Canadá
Recepción
66A
•
67
•
68
•
Appendix
Transm.
•
156.325
156.325
•
•
156.375
156.375
•
•
156.425
156.425
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Channel Use (English)
Uso de canales (Español)
Port Operations
Operaciones portuarias
U.S. (Commercial). Used for bridge-to-bridge
communications in lower Mississippi River
(Intership Only); Canada (Commercial Fishing), S&R
EE.UU. (comercial). Usado para comunicaciones
de puente de mando a puente de mando en la
parte baja del Río Misisipí (entre embarcaciones
solamente); Canadá (pesca comercial)
(transmisión y recepción)
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
No comercial (recreativo)
U.S. (Non-Commercial, Recreational); Canada
(Commercial Fishing Only); International
(Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement)
EE.UU. (no comercial, recreativo); Canadá
(pesca comercial solamente); Internacional
(comunicaciones entre embarcaciones,
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de
embarcaciones)
Digital Selective Calling
(Voice communications not allowed)
Llamadas selectivas digitales
(las comunicaciones verbales están prohibidas)
U.S. and Canada (Non-Commercial, Recreational);
International (Port Operations, Ship Movement)
EE.UU. y Canadá (no comercial, recreativo);
Internacional (operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
Non-Commercial (Intership Only)
No comercial (entre embarcaciones solamente)
U.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial
Fishing Only); International (Intership,
Port Operations, Ship Movement)
EE.UU. (operaciones portuarias); Canadá (pesca
comercial solamente); Internacional (comunicaciones
entre embarcaciones, operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
U.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial
Fishing Only); International (Intership,
Port Operations, Ship Movement)
EE.UU. (operaciones portuarias); Canadá (pesca
comercial solamente); Internacional (comunicaciones
entre embarcaciones, operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
69
•
•
•
156.475
156.475
70
•
•
•
RX only
156.525
71
•
•
•
156.575
156.575
72
•
•
•
156.625
156.625
73
•
•
•
156.675
156.675
74
•
•
•
156.725
156.725
75
•
•
•
156.775
156.775
1 watt
Port Operations (Intership Only)
Operaciones portuarias
(entre embarcaciones solamente)
76
•
•
156.825
156.825
1 watt
Port Operations (Intership Only)
Operaciones portuarias
(entre embarcaciones solamente)
77
•
•
156.875
156.875
1 watt USA
1 vatio EE.UU
Port Operations (Intership only). Restricted to
communications with pilots for movement and
docking of ships.
Operaciones portuarias (entre embarcaciones
solamente). Restringido a comunicaciones con
pilotos para el movimiento y atraque de
embarcaciones.
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
Límites de potencia
Canada Transmit
Receive
EE.UU.
nternac
Canadá
Recepción
79A
•
•
81
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
•
156.975
156.975
157.025
161.625
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial
only in Great Lakes)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
157.025
157.025
157.075
161.675
157.075
157.075
157.125
161.725
157.125
157.125
157.175
161.775
•
82
•
•
•
83
Uso de canales (Español)
161.525
156.925
161.575
•
•
Channel Use (English)
156.925
156.925
156.975
•
•
Transm.
•
•
80
82A
Power Limits
Frecuencia
Int’l
•
81A
Frequency
Mapa de canales
USA
78
78A
79
80A
Channel Map
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
•
•
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial
only in Great Lakes)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only; Environmental
Protection Operations)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operation, Ship Movement
U.S. (Government Only); Canada
(Coast Guard Only)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
83A
•
157.175
157.175
83B
•
RX only
161.775
•
•
•
•
•
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
161.825
161.875
161.925
157.375
157.425
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Public Correspondence (Ship to Coast).
In U.S. only within 75 miles of Canadian Border.
157.425
157.425
Commercial Intership only
84
85
86
87
88
•
•
•
•
•
88A
•
58 English
•
•
•
•
•
(Coast Guard Only)
(Coast Guard Only)
Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
No comercial (recreativo)
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
Comercial (en los Grandes
Lagos también no comercial)
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
Comercial (en los Grandes
Lagos también no comercial)
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente;
operaciones de protección medioambiental)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente);
Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
Solamente Guardacostas –
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Correspondencia pública (entre embarcación y costa).
En los EE.UU., solamente dentro de los casi
121 kilómetros (75 millas) de la frontera canadiense
Comercial entre embarcaciones solamente
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Appendix
NOAA
VHF Marine
Weather
Channel
Channels
and
Assignments
Alert
VHF Marine Channel Assignments (English)
NOTE
Many of the plain-numbered channels, such as 01, 02 and 03, transmit and
receive on different frequencies. This is termed duplex operation. The rest of the
plain-numbered channels and all of the A channels, such as 01A, 03A and
04A, transmit and receive on a single frequency, which is termed simplex
operation. Your radio automatically adjusts to these conditions. When in simplex
operation, the A icon will appear on the LCD (see illustration on page A3).
NOTE
All channels are preprogrammed at the factory according to international
regulations and those of the FCC (U.S.A.) and Industry Canada (Canada).
They cannot be altered by the user nor can modes of operation be changed
between simplex and duplex.
Asignación de canales de VHF para radiocomunicación marítima (Español)
Appendix
Weather Channel
Assignments
Weather Channel Assignments
Asignaciones de canales meteorológicos
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
•
RX Frequency MHz
Weather Channel
Frecuencia de recepción (MHz)
Weather Channel
162.550
NOAA
162.400
NOAA
162.475
NOAA
162.425
NOAA
162.450
NOAA
162.500
NOAA
162.525
NOAA
161.650
Canada
161.775
Canada
163.275
NOAA
NOTA
Muchos de los canales de números simples, como 01, 02 y 03, transmiten
y reciben en diferentes frecuencias. A esto se le llama operación dúplex. El
resto de los canales de números simples y todos los canales A, como 01A,
03A y 04A, transmiten y reciben en una sola frecuencia, a la que se le llama
operación simple (simplex). Su radio se ajusta automáticamente a estas
condiciones. Cuando esté en operación simple, el icono A aparecerá en la
pantalla de cristal líquido (vea la ilustración de la página A3).
NOTA
Todos los canales vienen programados previamente de fábrica conforme
a los reglamentos internacionales y a los de la FCC (EE. UU) e Industry Canada
(Canadá). No pueden ser alterados por el usuario, así como tampoco pueden
cambiarse los modos de operación entre simple y dúplex.
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Introduction
Accessories
Optional Accessories
Accessories
Accessories
Introduction
•
Belt Clip
Belt Clip
Replacement Belt Clip P/N CM 240-003
Your Cobra radio has several optional accessories available to enhance the use
of the radio. Some are listed below:
Alkaline Battery Tray
Optional Accessories
Alkaline Battery Tray
A special alkaline battery tray (P/N CM 110-024)
is available as an optional accessory to have as an
emergency backup. By using five (5) high-quality
AA alkaline batteries, you can have a spare battery
backup source for your radio.
AC Charger
AC Charger
Replacement AC Charger P/N CM 120-005
NOTE
Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable.
Lapel Speaker/Microphone
Lapel Speaker/Microphone
A speaker/microphone that attaches to your lapel,
by ordering P/N CM 330-001.
This unique accessory allows you to wear the radio
on your belt while still being able to communicate
with other vessels. A small Push to Talk (PTT) button
on the lapel speaker/microphone allows you to answer
any incoming call.
LiON Battery Pack
DC Charger
DC Charger
Replacement DC Charger P/N CM 130-005
LiON Battery
LiON replacement battery (P/N CM 110-025). Can be
used with the charger included with this radio.
Drop-In Battery Charger
Drop-In Battery Charger
Replacement Drop-In Charger P/N CM 110-030
Antenna
Antenna
Replacement Antenna P/N CM 300-002
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