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Maritime Radio Services Operation
Warning!
This transmitter will operate on channels/frequencies that have
restricted use in the United States. The channel assignments
include frequencies assigned for exclusive use of the U.S.
Coast Guard, use in Canada, and use in international waters.
Operation in these frequencies without proper authorization is
strictly forbidden. For frequencies/channels that are currently
for use in the U.S. without an individual license, please contact
the FCC Call Center at 1-888-CALL-FCC.
For individuals requiring a license, such as commercial users, you should obtain
a license application from your nearest FCC field office.
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Contents
Uniden OCEANUS DSC.........................................................................2
Included with your OCEANUS DSC .......................................................3
Controls and Indicators...........................................................................4
Installation...............................................................................................8
Choosing a Location..........................................................................8
Engine Noise Suppression ................................................................9
Antenna Considerations ....................................................................9
Antenna Selection and Installation ....................................................9
Installing the OCEANUS DSC.........................................................10
Operation ..............................................................................................11
Power On/Off ...................................................................................11
Last Channel Memory......................................................................11
Squelch............................................................................................12
Coast Guard Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications ...................13
Triple Watch.....................................................................................13
Manual Tuning .................................................................................14
Weather Channels ..........................................................................14
MEM (Entering channel numbers into Memory Scan) ....................14
Triple Watch Scan ...........................................................................15
Normal Scan....................................................................................15
Triple Watch Alert Scan ...................................................................15
Alert Scan ........................................................................................15
Weather Alert...................................................................................16
Transmitting .....................................................................................18
Setting TX Output ............................................................................18
Distress............................................................................................19
Marine Distress Procedure ..............................................................20
Menu Operation ....................................................................................21
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)........................................................21
Individual ....................................................................................21
Group .........................................................................................22
All Ships .....................................................................................23
Position Request ........................................................................24
Position Send .............................................................................26
Standby ......................................................................................27
Call Wait.....................................................................................28
Geographical Call ......................................................................29
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Setup ...............................................................................................30
Alarm Clock ................................................................................30
Directory.....................................................................................33
FIPS ...........................................................................................37
Auto Channel Switch..................................................................40
Position Reply ............................................................................41
CH Tag .......................................................................................43
WHAM........................................................................................45
Group MMSI...............................................................................48
User MMSI .................................................................................49
System.............................................................................................51
Contrast......................................................................................51
Lamp Adjust ...............................................................................52
Key Beep ...................................................................................53
NMEA Technical Setup .........................................................................54
Optional Accessories ............................................................................54
VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions (USA Channels) ........................................55
Channel and Functions (International Channels) ...........................56
Channel and Functions (Canadian Channels) ................................57
NWR-SAME Event Code......................................................................58
Specification .........................................................................................59
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................60
Care and Maintenance .........................................................................61
Three Year Limited Warranty................................................................64
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Uniden OCEANUS DSC
The Uniden OCEANUS DSC VHF marine radio has been designed to
give you a rugged, reliable instrument that will provide you with years of
trouble-free service.
With proper care and maintenance, your marine radio could outlast your
present vessel and serve you well on-board. The full features and
flexibility designed into this quality transceiver will prevent it from
becoming obsolete regardless of changes in craft or geographic
locations.
The technical excellence of this marine radio is demonstrated by the
multiplicity of uses for which it has been found acceptable by the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission. It is acceptable for compulsory
use on "party boats", for use on vessels subject to the Great Lakes
Radio Agreement or bridge-to-bridge requirements, for general pleasure
and commercial vessels, and certain land stations in marine service.
The OCEANUS DSC is of all solid-state design with conservatively
rated, rugged components and materials compatible with the marine
environment. The transceiver utilizes a number of gaskets, sealing
rings, waterproof membranes, and other sealants to effect a waterproof
housing for protection of the electronics. It meets the most stringent
JIS7 waterproof specification. The unit may be mounted in any number
of convenient locations on your vessel by utilizing the optional universal
mounting bracket (White - FMB322W, Black - FMB322B).
You are encouraged to thoroughly read the rest of this Operating Guide
to acquaint yourself with the characteristics and operation of your
transceiver so that you can contribute to the longevity of your
investment.
Keep your receipt as proof-of-purchase in case warranty service is
required.
Features, specifications, and availability of optional accessories are all
subject to change without notice.
Note:
OCEANUS DSC meets JIS7 requirements.
The color of your OCEANUS DSC may vary.
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Included with your OCEANUS DSC
OCEANUS DSC
Owner s Manual
OCEANUS DSC Radio
Mounting Bracket
and Knobs
Mounting Hardware
Microphone Hanger
and Screws
DC Cord
Accessory Cable
3
Spare Fuse
250V 6A
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Controls and Indicators
Front panel/Microphone
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1
2
3
4
10 11
12
13 14 15
1.
PTT Switch - Press to transmit and release to receive.
2.13. 16/9/TRI - Press this key instantly change to Channel 16, Channel 9 or
current channel. Pressing and holding this key for 2 seconds will activate
the triple Watch Feature.
3.6. STEP/SCAN - Press this key to activate the step operation. Every time
this key is pushed, the radio will step to the next channel that has placed
into Memory. Pressing and holding this key for 2 seconds will activate the
channel scan feature.
4.5. CHANNEL/▲/▼- These keys are used to change the channel number
up/down. These buttons are also used to move the cursor in Menu mode.
7.
UIC/MEM - Press this key to change channel modes from USA to
CANADIAN to INTERNATIONAL. Pressing and holding this key for 2
seconds will place the currently selected channel into Memory. Pressing
and holding this key for 2 seconds again will delete the channel from
scanning memory.
8.
PA - Press this key to enable the PA (Public Address) feature.
9.
PWR/VOL (On/Off/Volume) - Turns the unit On or Off and adjusts the
speaker volume.
10. SELECT - In the Menu mode this is used to select the menu options.
11. H/L/MENU - Press this key to change the transmit power to either High or
Low. Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to enter the Menu mode.
12. WX/ALERT - Press this key to listen to active NOAA Weather channels.
Press and hold this key for 2 seconds to place the radio into the Weather
Alert mode.
14. DISTRESS - Press this key to send a signal of distress in case of
emergency.
15. SQUELCH - Rotate this knob eliminate background noise when a signal is
not being received.
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Rear Panel Connectors
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
2
3
4
ACC Connector
To OCEANUS DSC
Note:
DC13.8V and GND are for GPS ANT.
5
DC Jack
ACC Connector
Remote Connector
Antenna Connector
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
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TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting.
HI (High) - Indicates transmit output is 25 Watts.
C - Indicates Canada Channel Mode.
DSC - Indicators the radio is in the DSC mode.
TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect.
MEM (Memory) - Indicates Memory Scan Mode status for each
channel selected.
(Alarm Icon) - It appears when the alarm clock is set.
LO (Low) - Indicates transmit output is 1 Watt.
U - Indicates US Channel Mode.
I - Indicates International Channel Mode.
WX - Indicate Weather Channel Mode has been activated.
("ALT" Icon) - Indicates Weather Alert Mode has been
activated.
CH TAG - This area is used for Channel Tag, Menu, and message
of SAME, DSC, GPS, and frequency of weather channel. These
messages will continually scroll from right to the left.
(GPS Icon) - It appears while GPS module is receiving the
data.
(WHAM Icon) - It appears when it is connected to the control
unit of WHAM.
Channel Display - Indicates Channel Number in use.
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Flow Chart for Menu Operation
MENU
DSC CALL
SETUP
SYSTEM
INDIVIDUAL
ALARM CLOCK
CONTRAST
GROUP
DIRECTORY
LAMP ADJUST
ALL SHIPS
FIPS
KEY BEEP
POS REQUEST
AUTO CH SW
EXIT
POS SEND
POS REPLY
STANDBY
CH TAG
CALL WAIT
WHAM
EXIT
GROUP MMSI
EXIT
USER MMSI
EXIT
NOTES: "POS SEND" and "ALARM CLOCK" are not displayed in Menu when GPS
module is not connected.
When the radio is in one of the following modes: WX Alert mode, Channel 16/9
mode, Scan Mode, or Triple Watch mode, and the user presses the Menu key, all
the of these modes are cancelled.
The Menu mode will be cancelled if the radio receives a DSC call or any key is
pressed besides the Up arrow, Down arrow, or select keys are pressed.
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Installation
Caution: The OCEANUS DSC will only operate with a nominal 12 volt
negative ground battery system.
It is important to carefully determine the most suitable location for your
radio on your vessel. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental
considerations must all be taken into account. You should select the
optimum relationship among these considerations.
Keep in mind the flexibility designed into the OCEANUS DSC so that
you can most conveniently use it. Features which should be considered
are:
1.
The universal mounting bracket may be installed on either the top
or bottom of a shelf, on a bulkhead, or for overhead mounting.
2.
The REMOTE speaker wires can be used with an auxiliary
speaker.
3.
All connections are "plug-in" type for easy removal of the radio.
4.
Front fire internal speaker allows convenient in-dash mounting
using the optional bracket (White - FMB322W, Black - FMB322B).
Choosing a Location
Some important factors to consider in selecting the location for your
OCEANUS DSC.
1.
Select a location that is free from spray and splash.
2.
Keep the battery leads as short as possible. Direct connection to
the battery is most desirable. If direct connection can not be
made with the supplied power lead, any extension should be
made with #10 AWG wire. Long extensions should use larger
gauge wire.
3.
Keep the antenna lead as short as possible. Long antenna leads
can cause substantial loss of performance for both receiving and
transmitting.
4.
Locate your antenna as high as possible and clear from metal
objects. The reliable range of coverage is a direct function of the
antenna height.
5.
Select a location that allows free air flow around the heat sink on
the rear of the radio.
6.
Select a location well away from the ship’s compass. Auxiliary
speakers also should be located away from the compass.
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Engine Noise Suppression
Interference from the noise generated by the electrical systems of
engines is sometimes a problem with radios. The OCEANUS DSC has
been designed to be essentially impervious to ignition noise and
alternator noise. However, in some installations it may be necessary to
take measures to further reduce the effect of noise interference. All DC
battery wires, antenna lead, and accessory cables should be routed
away from the engine and engine compartment, and from power cabling
carrying high currents.
In severe cases of noise interference, it may be necessary to install a
noise suppression kit. Contact your Uniden Dealer for more information.
Antenna Considerations
A variety of antennas are available from a number of quality suppliers.
It is recommended you draw upon the advice of your Uniden dealer in
determining a suitable antenna for your vessel and range requirements.
In general, communication range is increased by using a high-gain
antenna placed as high as possible above the water line. Antennas
should be located away from metal objects. Antennas should not have
excessively long coaxial feed cables.
Antenna Selection and Installation
OCEANUS DSC has been designed to accomodate all of the popular
marine VHF antennas. However, the selection and the installation of the
antenna is the responsibility of the user or installer.
The FCC has determined that excessive radiation poses a health risk to
people near radio transmitting antennas. Therefore, the antenna used
with this radio should be installed using the following guidelines to insure
a suitable distance between the antenna and persons close by.
Small whip antennas (3 dB) or smaller should be installed keeping at
least three feet separation distance between the radiating element and
people.
Larger antennas (6 dB or 9 dB) should be installed keeping at least a six
foot separation distance.
No person should touch the antenna or come into the separation
distance when the radio is transmitting.
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Installing the OCEANUS DSC
After you have carefully considered the various factors affecting your
choice of location, position the radio (with the bracket, microphone,
power cord, antenna and any auxiliary cables installed) into the selected
location to assure there is no interference with the surrounding items.
Mark the location of the mounting bracket. Remove the bracket from the
radio and use it as a template to mark the holes to be drilled for the
mounting hardware. Drill the holes and mount the bracket with
hardware compatible with the material of the mounting surface.
Note:
This HEXAGON HEAD BOLT is
only for mounting the bracket
with hardware. Do not use it for
installing the radio in the
mounting bracket.
Connect the red wire of the supplied power cord to the positive (+)
battery supply. Connect the black wire of the power cord to the negative
(–) battery supply. The power cord is equipped with a fuse to protect the
radio. Use only a six (6) ampere fast blow fuse for replacement.
Connect the power cord to the keyed connector on the power "pigtail".
Connect the antenna and all other auxiliary cables and accessories.
Install the radio in the mounting bracket and connect all cables and
accessories to the appropriate jacks and connectors.
Note:
Do not use any other mounting
knobs than the ones enclosed.
Do not insert the knobs without
attaching the bracket.
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Operation
POWER On/Off
Turn the unit On by rotating the PWR/VOL
control clockwise.
Adjust the volume to a comfortable level.
When you turn the unit On, you will hear a
beep, and the greeting message below
appears on the LCD for 3 seconds.
Note:
When you turn On the radio for the first time after purchase,
the channel 16 will appear on the LCD.
Last Channel Memory
The OCEANUS DSC memorizes the last channel selected before you
turn Off the radio. For example, if you turn Off the radio on CH 12, it will
be on that channel when turned back On.
Note:
In order for the last channel to be memorized, you must have
the radio on that channel for 3 seconds.
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SQUELCH
Turn SQUELCH fully clockwise. This raises the “Squelch Gate” so high
that only very strong signals can get through.
Strong Signals
Medium Signals
Weak Signals
Noise
Turn SQUELCH fully counterclockwise until you hear a hiss. This lowers
the “Squelch Gate” so that everything gets through - noise, weak
signals, and strong signals.
Strong Signals
Medium Signals
Weak Signals
Noise
Turn SQUELCH back clockwise until the hiss stops. Now the “Squelch
Gate” allows only strong signals through.
Strong Signals
Medium Signals
Weak Signals
Noise
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COAST GUARD CHANNEL 16/CHANNEL 9 COMMUNICATIONS
To access Coast Guard Channel 16 or Channel 9 communications,
press 16/9/TRI. You can access Coast Guard 16 CH instantly while
tuned to another channel. Press 16/9/TRI again for Channel 9 Calling
communications. Press 16/9/TRI a third time to return to the channel
selected prior to accessing Coast Guard Channel 16/Channel 9
commnunications.
The display will indicate the selected channel.
To cancel Coast Guard Channel
16/Channel 9 communications:
● Press 16/9/TRI until the previous
channel setting appears.
--or-● Press WX/ALERT, CH ▲, ▼ or STEP/SCAN.
TRIPLE WATCH
Triple Watch monitors Channel 16, Channel 9, and the current Marine
Channel or Weather Channel.
To activate Triple Watch, press and hold 16/9/TRI for 2 seconds. TRI
appears on the LCD, indicating Triple Watch mode is in effect. If a signal
is received on either Channel 16 or Channel 9, the radio remains on that
channel until the signal ends.
Press and hold 16/9/TRI for 2 seconds to cancel the Triple Watch mode.
Note:
While in Triple Watch mode, you can change the currently
selected channel using CH ▲ and ▼.
A momentary press of the 16/9/TRI button interrupts Triple
Watch mode and remains on channel 16, or on channel 9 if
you press 16/9/TRI once more. To return to the Triple Watch
mode, simply press the button again.
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MANUAL TUNING
To manually select a channel, press CH ▲ or ▼. Communication
channels are located on channel 01-28 and 60-88. Weather channels
are located on channels WX 0-9.
WEATHER CHANNELS
To select Weather Channels 0-9, press
WX/ALERT. The radio will go to the last
selected Weather Channel. Press CH ▲ or ▼
to select a different Weather Channel.
To exit from Weather Channel:
● Press WX/ALERT. The radio returns to
the previous Marine channel.
MEM (Entering channel numbers into Memory Scan)
You can enter channels into Memory Scan for instant scanning at any
time. When a channel is selected for Memory Scan, MEM appears on the
LCD display.
To enter a channel into Memory Scan, select
the channel you want to store by using CH ▲
and ▼, and then press and hold UIC/MEM for
2 seconds. The channel is stored in Memory
Scan and MEM appears on the LCD display.
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To cancel the channel in Memory, press and hold UIC/MEM for 2
seconds. The MEM icon disappears.
Note:
The Memory channel can be set independently in 3 regional
modes (USA, INT, and CAN). You cannot use this feature in
WX mode or for channel 70.
Triple Watch Scan
To turn Triple Watch Scan On, press and hold 16/9/TRI for 2 seconds.
While the current channel is scanned, Channel 16 and Channel 9 are
also scanned every 2 seconds. Then TRI appears.
Normal Scan
Normal Scan is performed only when the memory CH is registered.
To turn Normal Scan On, press and hold 16/9/TRI for 2 seconds in Triple
watch Scan mode. Although Memory CH is scanned, Channel 16 and
Channel 9 are not.
Triple Watch Alert Scan
To turn Triple Watch Alert Scan On, press and hold WX/ALERT for
2 seconds while in Triple Watch Scan mode. While Memory CH is
scanned, Channel 16 and Channel 9 are scanned every 2 seconds, and
WX CH is scanned every 7 seconds. TRI and
icon appear on the
LCD.
Alert Scan
To turn Alert Scan On, press and hold WX/ALERT for 2 seconds. While
Memory CH is scanned, WX CH is scanned every 7 seconds.
icon
appears on the LCD.
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Weather Alert
The traditional weather feature receives weather broadcast (usually
within a 50-mile radius) then sounds an alarm of any emergency code
which was transmitted along with the broadcast. This means that
people who live outside an affected area are often alerted even when
their area is not affected, causing many of them to ignore potentially real
emergency/weather warnings that can save lives.
In 1994, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
began broadcasting coded signals called FIPS (Federal Information
Processing System) codes along with their standard weather broadcasts
from stations in your area. These codes identify an emergency and the
specific geographic area (such as a county) affected by the emergency.
The OCEANUS DSC was developed with the SAME (Specific Area
Message Encoding) technology. This allows your radio to receive,
interpret, and display the information about the codes so you can
determine if the emergency might affect your area.
Each FIPS code identifies a specific geographic area (defined by the
National Weather Service), so your radio sounds an alert only when an
emergency/weather emergency is declared in those locations. This
helps you more efficiently track the emergency/weather conditions in
and around your area.
The Weather Alert mode can be activated to alert you of dangerous
weather. When Weather Alert is turned On, and a warning signal is
received, an emergency siren will sound at full volume, regardless of the
volume setting. When the signal stops, you will hear the active weather
channel broadcast at the normal volume.
Note:
See SETUP mode to program up to 10 FIPS codes.
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The
icon indicates the Weather Alert mode is activated. To activate
the Weather Alert mode:
1.
Press and hold WX/ALERT for 2
seconds when WX ALERT is Off.
The radio turns the WX ALERT On and
the
icon appears.
2.
If the radio receives a 1050Hz tone, the
icon will blink every other second
and the alert tone will ring.
In the area where SAME is
broadcasted, the following is displayed.
3.
When a WX ALERT signal is received,
all other functions are canceled and the
radio remains on the selected weather
channel.
When the radio is in Scan mode,
scanning the weather channel every 7
seconds, the SAME signal is not
decoded. To decode the SAME signal, the radio should be on an
active weather channel.
In order to stop the alert press any key. If you press any key
once more, the alert icon disappears.
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TRANSMITTING
The OCEANUS DSC transmits on fifty-four marine frequencies and
receives on eighty marine frequencies. Channel 70 of the USA,
International, and Canadian frequencies, and channel 15 of the USA
frequencies, and WX CH – are for receiving only. The radio transmits
on channel 70 when sending DSC information. Your radio will not
transmit on these channels. For your reference, a listing of all the
available marine channels are located on pages 55 - 57.
SETTING TX OUTPUT
Caution: It is important to remember to use the LO position in port or
for short range communications.
1.
When you turn the radio On for the first
time, the unit is automatically set to
transmit at 25 watts (HI).
2.
Press H/L/MENU to change the
transmitter output to 1 watt (LO).
3.
Press H/L/MENU again to change back
to 25 watts (HI).
Note:
Each time the H/L/MENU is pressed a short tone sounds.
CH13 is set as 1 watt (LO) channel. When the channel is set
as LO power channel, you can transmit at 25 watts (HI) by
pressing and holding H/L/MENU during the call.
LO power channels are 13 and 67 for USA, and 13, 15, 17,
and 20 for CAN.
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DISTRESS
Note:
You must set the user MMSI in
order to send a Distress call.
Please see page 40 to set the
MMSI.
This feature will allow you to transmit a Distress call.
1.
In order to transmit a Distress call, press
and hold DISTRESS for 5 seconds.
2.
The Distress call is transmitted and it
waits for about 210 - 270 seconds.
This is continued internally.
After the Distress call has been sent, the
Distress alert will sound every other
second, and it also "shadow-watches"
for a transmission between CH16 and
CH70 until an acknowledgment signal is
received from the Coast Guard shore
station.
To cancel the Distress call, press
16/9/TRI.
3.
When the radio receives a Distress call,
the following screen appears. If an
acknowledgment is not received, the
Distress call is repeated until an
acknowledgment is received from the
Coast Guard shore station.
Note:
If the radio receives a Distress call, it will be displayed on the
LCD display. An emergency alert will sound. The name will be
displayed if it is the name registered in the directory.
Otherwise, sender’s MMSI is displayed. Latitude, longitude,
and time information will also be displayed if the GPS module
is carried in the vessel that transmitted a DSC Distress call.
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MARINE DISTRESS PROCEDURE
Speak slowly – clearly – calmly.
1.
Make sure your radio is On.
2.
Tune to Channel 16.
3.
Press the PTT button on the microphone and say: "MAYDAY –
MAYDAY – MAYDAY."
4.
Give your ship ID.
5.
Say "MAYDAY [your ship name]."
6.
Give your location: (what navigational aids or landmarks are
near).
7.
State the nature of your distress.
8.
Give the number of persons aboard and the conditions of any
injured.
9.
Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel.
10. Give a brief description of your vessel (meters, type, color, hull).
11. Say: "I will be listening on Channel 16".
12. End message by saying "THIS IS [your ship name or call sign]
OVER."
13. Release the PTT button and listen. Someone should answer.
If not, repeat call, beginning at Item 3 above.
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Menu Operation
1. DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (DSC)
Digital Selective Calling is a process of establishing a radio call, it has
been chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as an
international standard for establishing VHF, MF and HF radio calls.
Digital Selective Calling has also been selected as part of the Global
Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
This service will let you instantly send a Distress call with GPS position
(when optional GPS receiver is connected to the OCEANUS DSC) to
the US Coast Guard and other vessels within range of the transmission.
DSC will also let you initiate or receive distress, urgency, safety, position
information and routine calls to or from another vessel outfitted with a
DSC transceiver.
See the directory section for instructions on how to setup the directory of
names.
Note:
• Position SEND and ALARM CLOCK will not be displayed if
GPS is not connected.
• Refer to page 7 for the flow chart of Menu Operation.
1.
Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds
to enter Menu Operation.
2.
Press SELECT to enter DSC CALL.
DSC CALL has 7 options as follows.
To exit, select EXIT.
1-A. INDIVIDUAL
1.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL.
2.
INDIVIDUAL appears.
Press SELECT.
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3.
Select the individual you want to contact
using CH ▲ and ▼. Press SELECT to
transmit the individual DSC signal.
4.
WAITING appears followed by the
individual you have selected, and the
radio use 70 CH while transmitting.
5.
When you receive the individual
acknowledgment successfully,
WAITING will change to COMPLETED .
Both radios tune to the selected
channel. You are now ready to transmit
on that channel.
Note:
If there is not any data registered in the directory you cannot
proceed to the 2nd step. See the SETUP section for directory,
setup instructions.
Select an open (unused) working channel first, then make the
call. After the acknowledgment, both radios tune to the
previously selected channel.
1-B. GROUP
1.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
2.
Press CH ▼ once to select GROUP.
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Press SELECT. The MMSI code
appears, and you can now call the
group members. Press SELECT to call.
When you finish calling, the radio
returns to the channel display screen.
1-C. ALL SHIPS
1.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
2.
Press CH ▼ twice to select ALL
SHIPS.
3.
Press SELECT. URGENCY appears.
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Select the category of your call using
CH ▲ and ▼ (URGENCY, SAFETY,
ROUTINE).
ROUTINE calls tune to the
previously selected channel.
5.
Press SELECT to transmit the ALL
SHIPS DSC signal.
When sending either an URGENCY or
SAFETY message, all radios will
automatically move to channel 70 until
all of the data is received.
6.
After selecting URGENCY or SAFETY
ALL SHIPS call is transmitted, the radio
will switch to Channel 16. You should
wait a few minutes before transmitting
the ALL SHIPS call information.
1-D. POSITION REQUEST
This radio has the ability to request the position of an individual vessel
that is registered in the DIRECTORY.
1.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
2.
Press CH ▼ three times to select
POS REQUEST.
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3.
Press SELECT. The individual directory
appears.
4.
Select the name to request the
individual’s position using CH ▲ and ▼.
5.
Press SELECT to transmit the position
request call.
POS WAITING appears followed by the
individual, and the radio use 70 CH
while transmitting.
6.
When the called vessel sends the
position information, time and position
appears followed by the individual. You
can see the time and the position.
Note:
The requested radio must have the ability to transmit the
position information (such as having a OCEANUS DSC radio).
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1-E. POSITION SEND
This radio has the ability to send the position of your vessel to another
vessel using a VHF marine radio equipped with DSC.
Note:
Position send is only available when it is connected to the
GPS.
1.
2.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
Press CH ▼ four times to select
POS SEND.
3.
Press SELECT. The individual directory
appears.
4.
Press SELECT to send your position
information.
5.
The following screen appears.
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1-F. STANDBY
The DSC STANDBY function allows the OCEANUS DSC to answer
DSC calls with the UNATTENDED message and record the calls for
response at another time. When you set the radio to DSC STANDBY
mode, voice traffic may still be active on any chosen channel.
1.
2.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
Press CH ▼ five times to select
STANDBY. Then press SELECT.
3.
Note:
When an individual DSC call is received,
the radio will respond with the
UNATTENDED message when an
operator cannot answer the call. The
DSC call will be recorded into the radio’s
Call Waiting directory.
If you press a key on the radio or the PTT, this feature will be
canceled.
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1-G. CALL WAIT
The DSC Call Waiting directory records 10 received distress calls, and
records 20 individual calls that are received and not answered within 5
minutes or while the radio is set to DSC Standby. Calls will be recorded
while you are busy with other communications as long as the transmitter
is not keyed at the time of the call. If the call is answered within 5
minutes the call will not be recorded. When a call is recorded, a
message appears.
1.
2.
Press SELECT at DSC CALL (To enter
DSC CALL, see page 21).
INDIVIDUAL appears.
Press CH ▼ repeatedly to select
CALL WAIT.
3.
Press SELECT. The CALL WAIT
directory appears.
4.
Select the options you want to view
using CH ▲ and ▼.
Note:
If a call has not been logged, the radio will beep and you will
not be able to proceed to the next step.
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5.
Press SELECT.
6.
If a DISTRESS call is received in Call
Wait, the following display appears.
If an INDIVIDUAL call is received in Call
Wait, the following display appears. At
this point, you can call back any of the
radios in the log.
7.
Press SELECT. Received data appears.
8.
Using CH ▲ and ▼ allows you to look
through all of the data. If you press
SELECT, the radio starts transmitting.
Geographical Call
This function can receive the electric wave transmitted towards the ship
that is present in the domain specified from the call side.
Note:
The radio receives geographical calls only, and sending
geographical calls is not available. It indicates the time when
the geographical call is received.
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2. SETUP
1.
Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds
to enter Menu Operation.
2.
Press CH ▼ once to display SETUP,
and press SELECT.
SETUP has 9 options as follows. To exit, select EXIT.
2-A. ALARM CLOCK
This feature is only available when the GPS is connected to the
NMEA0183 Accessory Wires. If it is connected to the GPS, the alarms
are set based on the satellite. You need to set the time previously to
setting the alarm.
2-A-1. ALARM SET
This feature allows you to set the alarm.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP.
ALARM CLOCK appears.
2.
Press SELECT.
3.
Press CH ▲ or ▼ to select On.
Then, press and hold SELECT.
4.
Select the hour using CH ▲ and ▼,
then press SELECT.
5.
Select the minute using CH ▲ and ▼,
then press SELECT.
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6.
Select AM or PM using CH ▲ or ▼, then
press SELECT.
7.
A confirmation screen appears.
2-A-2. ALARM ON
This feature allows you to turn the alarm ON.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
ALARM CLOCK appears. Then, press
SELECT.
3.
Press SELECT again.
4.
Select On. Using CH ▲ or ▼, and press
SELECT. The radio returns to the
channel display screen and the
icon
appears.
5.
When the radio reaches the set time the
alarm sounds and the
icon blinks.
Note:
The alarm sounds when the set time is reached, you can turn
the alarm Off by pressing any key. Alarm mode will turn Off
automatically once the alarm sounds.
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2-A-3. ALARM OFF
This feature allows you to turn the alarm OFF.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
ALARM CLOCK appears.
3.
Press SELECT.
4.
Select OF using CH ▲ or ▼, then press
SELECT.
5.
Press SELECT. The radio returns to the
channel display screen and the
icon
disappears.
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2-B. DIRECTORY
This function will allow you to send an individual call, etc. The Directory
function memorizes the name and MMSI number of 20 other vessels.
The following screen will allow you to setup an alphanumeric identity as
well as the corresponding MMSI number.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display DIRECTORY using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT. The DIRECTORY menu
appears. Use CH ▲ and ▼ to select the
menu.
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2-B-1. NEW
This function will allow you to enter new information into the
directory.
1.
Press SELECT at NEW. The registering
screen appears.
2.
You can now enter the person’s name.
Press CH ▲ repeatedly to choose the
alphabet. The character will be entered
when SELECT is pressed, and the
blinking digit moves to the right.
3.
After you enter the person’s name, you
can enter their MMSI number. Press CH
▲ to increase the number, CH ▼ to
decrease. The number will be entered
when SELECT is pressed, and the
blinking digit will move to the right.
4.
When you finish entering the last digit,
the radio returns to NEW screen.
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2-B-2. EDIT
If you want to edit the DIRECTORY
1.
Press SELECT at the individual you
want to edit.
2.
EDIT appears, then press SELECT.
3.
You can now edit the person’s name.
Press CH ▲ repeatedly, and press
SELECT to choose the alphabet. See
the step 2 of 3-E-1 for detail.
4.
After you edit the person’s name, you
can edit the MMSI. Press CH ▲ to
increase the number, CH ▼ to decrease.
The number will be entered when
SELECT is pressed, and the blinking
digit moves to the right.
5.
After the directory data is edited, the
individual appears.
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2-B-3. DELETE
If you want to delete the directory
1.
Press SELECT at the individual you
want to delete.
2.
Press CH ▼ once. DELETE appears,
then press SELECT.
3.
The radio displays the next individual.
If no more code remains, EXIT
appears.
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2-C. FIPS
The 6-digit Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) code
established by the National Weather Service (NWS) identifies
geographic areas in the United States. Programming FIPS codes are
necessary to receive SAME alerts about weather occurring in a
particular area. To obtain the FIPS code for a particular area contact the
NWS toll free at 1-888-NWR-SAME (1-888-697-7263).
Or visit their website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm.
A list of event codes are located on page 58.
To set FIPS code
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display FIPS using CH ▲ and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT. The FIPS menu
appears. Use CH ▲ and ▼ to select the
menu.
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2-C-1. NEW
If you want to register a new FIPS code
1.
Press SELECT at NEW. The registering
screen appears.
2.
You can now enter the new FIPS code.
Press CH ▲ to increase the number,
CH ▲ to decrease. The number will be
entered when SELECT is pressed, and
the blinking digit moves to the right.
When you finish entering the last digit,
the radio returns to NEW screen.
2-C-2. EDIT
If you want to edit the FIPS code
1.
Press SELECT at the code that you
want to edit.
2.
EDIT appears, then press SELECT.
3.
You can now edit the FIPS code. Press
CH ▲ increase the number, CH ▼ to
decrease. The number will be entered
when SELECT is pressed, and the
blinking digit moves to the right.
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When you finished editing the last digit,
the confirmation screen appears.
2-C-3. DELETE
If you want to delete a directory entry
1.
Press SELECT at the code that you
want to delete.
2.
Press CH ▼ once. DELETE appears,
then press SELECT.
3.
The radio displays the next code.
If no more code remains, EXIT
appears.
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2-D. AUTO CHANNEL SWITCH
This feature is to allow you to disable the automatic channel change that
happens when receiving a DSC call. This feature is useful when
engaged in bridge – to – bridge or other safety related calls. When you
have completed these calls, all of the incoming DSC calls received are
available in the call log.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display AUTO CH SW using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT to enter the setting
mode.
4.
If you want to change this mode to off,
press CH ▼ once. (Default is set as ON.)
5.
Press SELECT. The radio returns to the
AUTO CH SW screen.
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2-E. POSITION REPLY
When the calling radio has requested the position information of your
radio, you can decide to transmit an acknowledgment automatically or
on a call by call basis.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display POS REPLY using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT to enter the setting
mode.
4.
Press CH ▲ or ▼ to make your
selection.
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Example: On
When the radio receives a position
request, the following screen appears.
Example: OF
When the radio receives a position
request, the following screen appears.
You can select whether reply the request
or not. If you wants to reply press
SELECT.
5.
Press SELECT. The radio returns to the
POS REPLY screen.
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2-F. CH TAG
This feature allows you to name each marine channel.
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display CH TAG using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT. The channels and its
names appear.
4.
Press CH ▲ and ▼ repeatedly to select
the channel that you would like to EDIT
or DELETE.
Note:
The OCEANUS DSC radio comes pre-programmed with
default channel names.
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2-F-1. EDIT
If you want to edit the channel name
1.
Press SELECT at the individual channel
you want to edit.
2.
You can edit the name. Press CH ▲ or
▼ to select the alphabet, numeric, or
symbols. The character will be entered
when SELECT is pressed, and the
blinking digit moves to the right.
3.
Press and hold SELECT when you enter
the last digit.
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2-G. WHAM (Wireless Handheld Access Microphone)
This feature, from the setup menu, will allow you to connect the WHAM.
Note:
When you use the WHAM in addition to the OCEANUS DSC
wired mic, please set the BASE ID for the WHAM the same as
your OCEANUS DSC. (Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for
the WHAM).
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display WHAM using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT. BASE ID appears.
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2-G-1. BASE ID
This number consist of 4 digits that you decide yourself. This feature
allows you to set the Base ID. To use the WHAM, you must set the
same Base ID for your OCEANUS DSC and WHAM, which enables
your OCEANUS DSC and WHAM to communicate with one another.
1.
Press SELECT at BASE ID, the
following screen appears.
2.
Press CH ▲ to increase the number, CH
▼ to decrease. The number will be
entered when SELECT is pressed, and
the blinking digit moves to the right. (You
can select the number 0000 to 9999.)
3.
Press and hold SELECT to enter the
last digit. The radio returns to the BASE
ID screen.
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2-G-2. LINK CH
This feature allows you to change the channel between your OCEANUS
DSC and the WHAM if you encounter interference.
1.
Press CH ▼ once at BASE ID.
LINK CH appears.
2.
Press SELECT to enter the editing
mode.
3.
Press CH ▲ to increase the number, CH
▼ to decrease. The number will be
entered when SELECT is pressed.
4.
The radio returns to the LINK CH
screen.
Note:
You can select the channel 01-20.
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2-H. GROUP MMSI
1.
Press SELECT at SETUP (To enter
SETUP, see page 30).
2.
Display GROUP MMSI using CH ▲
and ▼.
3.
Press SELECT. The group MMSI ID
screen appears.
4.
You can now enter the GROUP MMSI
code. Press CH ▲ to increase the
number, CH ▼ to decrease. The number
will be entered when SELECT is
pressed, and the blinking digit moves to
the right.
5.
After the final digit is entered, a
confirmation screen appears. Press
SELECT and the radio returns to the
following screen.
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2-I. USER MMSI
Federal MMSI's are issued by the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration. Non-Federal MMSI's are issued by the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You will need to obtain a
nine digit MMSI number and program it into the OCEANUS DSC. The
information obtained from the application is useful to the U.S. Coast
Guard to help in search and rescue operations. To obtain an MMSI
number, contact your authorized Uniden dealer or visit one of the
following websites: http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/fctsht14.html,
www.boatus.com/mmsi/, or www.maritel.com
This portion of the SETUP menu will allow you to program an MMSI,
(Maritime Mobile Service Identity) for sending and receiving DSC calls.
To set USER MMSI code
1.
Press SELECT knob at SETUP.
2.
Press CH ▼ eight times to select
USER MMSI.
3.
Press SELECT. The user MMSI ID
screen appears.
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4.
You can now enter the USER MMSI
code. Press CH ▲ to increase the
number, CH ▼ to decrease. The number
will be entered when SELECT is
pressed, and the blinking moves to the
right.
5.
After the final digit is entered, press and
hold SELECT. The radio returns to
USER MMSI screen.
Note:
You can only program your radio
twice with an MMSI number. After
that, send your radio to Uniden for
factory service.
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3. SYSTEM
1.
Press and hold H/L/MENU for 2 seconds
to enter Menu Operation.
2.
Press CH ▼ twice to display SYSTEM,
and press SELECT.
SYSTEM has 3 options as follows. To exit,
select EXIT.
3-A. CONTRAST
1.
Press SELECT at SYSTEM.
CONTRAST appears.
2.
Press SELECT to enter the setting
mode. (Default is set at 6).
3.
Press CH ▲ and ▼ to increase or
decrease the contrast level. (Default is
set to 6).
4.
When you find the most favorable
brightness, press SELECT. The radio
returns to the CONTRAST screen.
If you want to exit the setting screen
without changing the contrast, press
H/L/MENU.
Note:
There are 8 contrast levels (0 - 7).
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3-B. LAMP ADJUST
1.
Press SELECT at SYSTEM.
2.
Press CH ▼ once to select LAMP
ADJUST.
3.
Press SELECT to enter the setting
mode.
4.
Press CH ▲ and ▼ to select the
backlight brightness level. (Default is set
to 2).
5.
When you find the most favorable
brightness, press the SELECT. The
radio returns to the LAMP ADJUST
screen.
Note:
The backlight settings are off, Level 1
Dim, Level 2 medium, and Level 3
bright.
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3-C. KEY BEEP
1.
Press SELECT at SYSTEM.
2.
Press CH ▼ twice to select KEY BEEP.
3.
Press SELECT to enter the setting
mode.
4.
Press CH ▲ and ▼ to select ON or OFF.
5.
Press SELECT. The radio returns to the
KEY BEEP screen.
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NMEA Technical Setup
OCEANUS NMEA0183 GPS Input Connection
Specification
This section is useful when attaching an external GPS to the OCEANUS
DSC radio. Many GPS units have a setup menu to be able to configure
the NMEA0183 serial data output. This output can be used to supply
information to other devices on the vessel, such as the POLARIS DSC
VHF radio, auto pilots, chart plotters, etc.
To setup the GPS to be used with the OCEANUS DSC radio, the
following items need to be considered for proper operation:
1.
Baud Rate – Set the Baud rate to 4800.
2.
Data Bits – Set the Data Bits to 8.
3.
Parity – Set the Parity to None.
4.
Stop Bits – Set the Stop Bits to 1.
5.
GPRMC Command – This command is used by the OCEANUS
DSC and includes the UTC Time, Latitude, Longitude, Speed,
Direction, and Date information.
The data amplitude : Over 3.0V
Drive capability
: Over 10mA
Optional Accessories
• Flush mounting bracket for “in dash” installation.
(White = FMB322W, Black = FMB322B)
Contact your Uniden Dealer for information.
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(USA Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WX0
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
SHIP
TO SHORE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
156.050
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
VTS
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
156.150
156.150
Port Ops
Yes
Yes
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
—
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
VTS
Safety
Com’l
Com’l
Com’l & Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops
Navigational, TX 1W only
Port Ops
Environmental
Safety Calling
State Control
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops, RX Duplex
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
156.075
156.075
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
157.425
CH
TAG
VTS
VTS
SAFETY
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
CALLING
COMMERCIAL
VTS
VTS
BRG/BRG
VTS
COMMERCIAL
DISTRESS
SAR
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPR
CCG
USCG
USCG
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
CCG
Port Ops
Port Ops
Com’l, TX 1W only
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Port Ops
Port Ops
Port Ops
Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Coast Guard
US Govt Only
Coast Guard
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Com’l
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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VTS
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
BRG/BRG
SHIP-SHIP
PLEASURE
DSC
PLEASURE
SHIP-SHIP
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
SHIP-SHIP
SHIP-SHIP
SHIP-SHIP
CCG
CCG
USCG
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
COMMERCIAL
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(International Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WXO
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.025
156.075
156.125
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
160.650
160.700
160.750
160.800
160.850
156.300
160.950
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
161.500
161.550
161.600
161.650
161.700
161.750
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
160.625
160.675
160.725
160.775
160.825
160.875
160.925
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
161.525
161.575
161.625
161.675
161.725
161.775
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
162.025
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
SHIP
TO SHORE
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
VTS,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
VTS,Duplex
Safety
Com’,Duplexl
Com’l
Com’l & Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops
Navigational
Port Ops
Environmental
Safety Calling
State Control
Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Port Ops
Port Ops
Port Ops
Non Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
US Govt Only,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
56
CH
TAG
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
INTL
INTL
SAFETY
INTL
COMMERCIAL
CALLING
COMMERCIAL
VTS
VTS
BRG/BRG
VTS
COMMERCIAL
DISTRESS
SAR
INTL
INTL
PORT OPR
INTL
INTL
INTL
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
INTL
INTL
INTL
TELEPHONE
INTL
INTL
BRG/BRG
SHIP-SHIP
PLEASURE
DSC
PLEASURE
SHIP-SHIP
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
INTL
INTL
INTL
INTL
INTL
INTL
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(Canadian Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WXO
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.025
156.075
156.125
—
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
160.650
160.700
160.750
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
161.600
157.050
157.100
161.750
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
160.625
156.075
156.125
—
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
162.025
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
1W
1W
1W
Duplex, 1W
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
SHIP
TO SHORE
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Ye
Ye
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
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CH
TAG
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
INTL
VTS
SAFETY
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
CALLING
COMMERCIAL
VTS
VTS
BRG/BRG
VTS
COMMERCIAL
DISTRESS
SAR
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPR
CCG
USCG
INTL
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
CCG
INTL
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
BRG/BRG
SHIP-SHIP
PLEASURE
DSC
PLEASURE
SHIP-SHIP
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
SHIP-SHIP
SHIP-SHIP
SHIP-SHIP
CCG
CCG
USCG
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE
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NWR-SAME EVENT CODE
Event Code
Standard
Warning
Emergency Action Notification
Emergency Action Termination
National Information Center
Tornado Warning #
Severe Thunderstorm Warning #
Flash Flood Warning
Flood Warning
Winter Storm Warning
Blizzard Warning
High Wind/Dust Storm Warning
Radiological Hazard Warning
Civil Danger Warning
Local Area Emergency
Hazardous Material Warning
Civil Emergency Message
Immediate Evacuation Warning
Immediate Evacuation Notice
Law Enforcement Warning
Fire Warning
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning
Tsunami Warning
Coastal Flood Warning
Special Marine Warning
Avalanche Warning
Volcano Warning
Shelter In Place Warning
Civil Danger Watch
Radiological Hazard Watch
Hazardous Material Watch
Winter Storm Watch
High Wind/Dust Storm Watch
Tornado Watch
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Watch
Tsunami Watch
Coastal Flood Watch
Avalanche Watch
Volcano Watch
Severe Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement
Flash Flood Statement
Flood Statement
Hurricane Statement
National Periodic Test
Required Monthly Test
Required Weekly Test
System Demonstration/Practice
NATIONAL HAZARD WARNING
UNKNOWN EMERGENCY TUNE TV
UNKNOWN WARNING TUNE TV
UNKNOWN WATCH TUNE TV
UNKNOWN STATEMENT TUNE TV
EAN
EAT
NIC
TOW (or TOR)
SVW (or SVR)
FFW
FLW
WSW
BZW
HWW
RHW
CDW
LAE
HMW
CEM
IEW
EVI
LEW
FRW
HUW
TSW
CFW
SMW
AVW
VOW
SPW
CDA
RHA
HMA
WSA
HWA
TOA
SVA
FFA
FLA
HUA
TSA
CFA
AVA
VOA
SVS
SPS
FFS
FLS
HLS
NPT
RMT
RWT
DMO
NHW
**E
**W
**A
**S
EVENT LEVEL (Siren Type)
Watch
Statement
Test
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
58
LCD Display
EMG NOTIFY
EMG END
NATION INFO
TORNADO
THUNDERSTORM
FLASH FLOOD
FLOOD
WINTER STORM
BLIZZARD
HIGH WIND
RADIOLOGICAL
CIVILDANGER
LOCAL EMG
HAZARDOUS
CIVIL EMG
EVACUATION
EVACUATENOTE
LAW ENFORCE
FIRE
HURRICANE
TSUNAMI
COAST FLOOD
SPECIAL MRN
AVALANCHE
VOLCANO
SHELTER
CIVIL DANGER
RADIOLOGICAL
HAZARDOUS
WINTER STORM
HIGH WIND
TORNADO
THUNDERSTORM
FLASH FLOOD
FLOOD
HURRICANE
TSUNAMI
COAST FLOOD
AVALANCHE
VOLCANO
SEVERE WX
SPECIAL WX
FLASH FLOOD
FLOOD
HURRICANE
NATIONPERIOD
MONTHLY
WEEKLY
SYSTEM DEMO
NATIONHAZARD
UNKNOWN TV
UNKNOWN TV
UNKNOWN TV
UNKNOWN TV
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Specification
General
Channels
Controls
Status Indicators
Channel Display
Buttons
Connectors
Size
Weight
Supply Voltage
Standard Accessories
Antenna Impedance
Microphone
Speaker
Operating Temperature Range
Shock and Vibration
FCC Approvals
Transmitter
Power Output
Power Requirement
Modulation
Hum and Noise Signal-to-Noise
: Transmit 54
Receive 80 Marine/10 Weather
: On-Off/Volume, Squelch
: TX (Transmit), TRI (Triple Watch),
HI (High), LO (Low), U, C, I, MEM, WX, DSC,
(Alarm),
(Alert),
(GPS),
(WHAM), and
Channel Display
: LCD with Orange backlight
: 16/9/TRI, DISTRESS, PA, UIC/MEM, SELECT,
STEP/SCAN, H/L/MENU, WX/ALERT
: Antenna, Remote, ACC, and DC power
: H63 mm x W160 mm x L168 mm (W/O Heat Sink)
H3.07 inches x W7.24 inches x L6.61 inches
: 1.0 kg / 2.65 lbs / 42.3 oz
: 13.8V DC negative ground
: Mounting bracket and hardware, DC power cord,
microphone hanger, spare fuse, ACC Cable
: 50 Ω nominal
: Rugged 2 kΩ condenser mic element with
coiled cord
: 1.82 inch, Mylar Cone 8 Ω
: –20 °C to + 50 °C (–4 °F to +122 °F)
: Meets or exceeds EIA standards, RS152B and
RS204C
: Type accepted under part 80 of the Rules; meets
Great Lakes Agreement and party boat
requirements
:
:
:
:
Audio Distortion
:
Spurious Suppression
Output Power Stabilization
Frequency Range
Frequency Stability
:
:
:
:
Receiver
Frequency Range
Sensitivity
Circuit
Squelch Sensitivity
Spurious Response
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Audio Output Power
Power Requirement
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
IF Frequencies
1 watt or 25 watt (switch selectable)
Not rated on LO, 25 watts output: 5.6A@13.8V DC
FM ±5 kHz deviation (FCC designator F3E)
45 dB@1 kHz with 3 kHz deviation with 1000 Hz
modulating frequency (nominal)
Less than 8% with 3 kHz deviation with 1000 Hz
modulating frequency
–25 dBm @ Hi, –29 dBm @ Lo
Built-in automatic level control (ALC)
156 to 158 MHz
±5 ppm @ –20°C to + 50°C
156 to 163 MHz
0.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD
Dual Conversion Super Heterodyne PLL
0.5 µV Threshold
65 dB
65 dB @ ±25 kHz
2.8 watts (10% Distortion)
200 mA @ 13.8V DC squelched, 0.7A @ 13.8V DC
at maximum audio output
: 1st 21.4 MHz, 2nd –455 kHz
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Troubleshooting
If the OCEANUS DSC does not perform to your expectations, try the
suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the
Uniden Technical Support at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
SYMPTOM
Won’t power On.
CAUSE
No or low voltage.
REMEDY
Check for proper voltage
getting to the set.
When the PTT is
pressed - Tx icon
comes on and
another radio can
hear a “click” but no
audio is heard.
Bad mic element.
Send in for repair.
While scanning, the A source of noise is Eliminate the source of
nearby.
the noise or delete the
radio stops on a
channel from the
particular channel all
scanner.
of the time.
There is noise on
the receiver that the
squelch will not
eliminate.
An external noise is Either turn off the
being generated by offending device or
some device.
contact that Mfg.
Regarding FCC part 15
“unintentional radiator”.
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Care and Maintenance
Your OCEANUS DSC is a precision of electronic equipment and you
should treat it accordingly. Due to the rugged design, very little
maintenance is required. However, a few precautions should be
observed:
• If the antenna has been damaged, you should not transmit
except in the case of an emergency. A defective antenna may
cause damage to your radio.
• You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance of
your radio.
• You are urged to arrange for periodic performance checks with
your Uniden Marine dealer.
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Note
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Note
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Three Year Limited Warranty
WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for three years, to the original
retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and
craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and
be of no further effect 36 months after the date of original retail sale. The
warranty is invalid if the Product is (A) damaged or not maintained as
reasonable or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used as part of any
conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden,
(C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an
authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any
system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone
other than as detailed by the Operating Guide for this product.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform to
this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, warrantor will repair the
defect and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost
(except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or its representatives in
connection with the performance of this warranty. THE LIMITED WARRANTY
SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE WARRANTY PERTAINING
TO THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS,
IMPLIED OR ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT
COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow this
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is void
outside the United States of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: If, after
following the instructions in this Operating Guide you are certain that the Product
is defective, pack the Product carefully (preferably in its original packaging).
Include evidence of original purchase and a note describing the defect that has
caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by
traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at:
Uniden America Corporation
Parts and Service Division
4700 Amon Carter Blvd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155
(800) 235-3874, 8 AM to 5 PM Central,
Monday through Friday
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