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Please read this Operating Guide carefully before
operating this radio
Safety Information
DO NOToperate the transmitter of any radio equipment withthe antenna touching or close to the eyes,
face, or exposed body parts.
DO NOTlet children operate any transmitter-equipped
radio equipment.
Have your radio equipment serviced by a qualified
technician.
Nickel-Cadmium Battery VVarning
This equipment contains a nickel-cadmiumbattery
The nickel-cadmiumbattery contained in this equipment may explode ifdisposed of in a fire.
DO NOTshort circuitthe battery.
DO NOT charge the nickel-cadmium battery used in
this equipment in any other charger other than the one
designed to charge this battery. Using another charger
may damage the battery,or cause the battery to
explode.
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Features, Specifications, and availability of Optional
Accessories are all subject to change without notice.
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Introduction
Important
Warning
Feature Highlights
Unpacking
Optional Accessories
Controls and Indicators
Top Indicators and Display
Front Controls
Side Controlsand Connectors
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Getting Started
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Battery Information
Operation
Receive
Dual Watch
Channel Scan
Instant Channel 16 Communications
Australian/International Channels
Weather Channels
Transmitting
Special Features ."""..".""".."..."""".."."""""."..".""."."
DTMFControls and Functions
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Seaphone Operation
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Vessel to Shore Automatic DiallingProcedure
Vessel to Shore Manual Call Procedure
Shore to Ship Semi-Auto Calls and
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Shore to Ship Booking Procedure
Shore to Vessel Manual Calls from TELSTRA
MaritimeCommunication Station
"333" Repeater Mode Seaphone Calls
Dial "999"For Emergency Service
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Storing a Telephone Number Into Memory
Erasing a Stored Telephone Number
Recalling the Stored Telephone Number
Last Number Redialling
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Registration.
Service
Care and Maintenance
VHF FM Marine Radiotelephone Channels and
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Introduction
Congratulations! You've chosen the Uniden HH979XL for
your Handheld Marine VHF Radio. The HH979XL has been
engineered to exact marine specifications for reliable,
dependable operations. This Radio gives you the full
complement of all Australian and International channels,
Seaphone Channel Access, Instant Channel 16, rechargeable batteries and more. The HH979XL features Phase
Locked Loop frequency synthesis for precise transmit and
receive frequency control and long term stability. This radio
has been type approved and certified by the Australian
Spectrum
Management
Agency
(SMA) for marine
use,
and Telstra Corporation for access to its Seaphone Network
around Australia.
Important
In Australia, the VHF-FM Marine Radio Telephone Band is
regulated by the Spectrum Management Agency. Any
adjustments or alterations which would alter the performance of the transceivers original SMA type approvals or
would change the determining method are strictly prohibited.
Replacement or substitution of crystals, transistors, ICs,
regulators, diodes, or any other part of a unique nature, with
parts other than those recommended by UNIDEN may
cause violation of the technical specifications as approved
by the SMA.
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You are required to comply with the Rules and Regulations
as set forth by the AUSTRALIAN Spectrum Management
Agency.
Before operating the radiotelephone, you must hold an
appropriate Certificate of Proficiency. To obtain this certificate, you are required to demonstrate by examination a
satisfactory knowledge of the Marine distress and safety
procedures and related operating principles associated with
maritime communications.
General information relating to licensing and operation of
stations in the Marine Radio Communication Service can be
obtained from any SMA office in your state.
WARNING
UNIDEN does NOT warrant this unit to be waterproof. When
using this unit in a marine environment, care must be taken
to prevent spray or water from entering the unit, which may
damage it.
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Australian and International VHFRadio Telephone
Channels
Includes a full complement of Marine VHF FM frequencies.
Ten Weather Channels
For vital weather information.
Sea phone System Access
Fitted with DTMF keypad and unique Seaphone ID, fully
compatible with TELSTRA's National Seaphone System.
Auto-Squelch
System
Eliminates unwanted noise when the Channel is not busy.
Scan Mode
Provides rapid, automatic scanning of all channels.
Dual Watch Mode
Checks for activity on both the current channel and Emergency Channel 16.
Rechargeable Battery Pack
Eliminates the costly expense of frequent battery replacement.
Battery Save Mode
Conserves battery energy when there is no activity on the
current channel for over 3 seconds.
LCD Backlight
Illuminates the channel display for visibility at night or under
dim conditions.
Battery Low Detection/
The TX LED (RED) blinks during transmit when the battery
lev~1 is LOW.
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Carefullycheck the package contents against this list:
. Uniden HH979XLHandheld MarineRadio
. FlexibleAntenna
. ACAdaptor/Charger
. Standard Nickel-CadmiumBattery Pack
. Belt Clip
. Wrist strap
. This Operating Guide withSeaphone Registration Form
Ifany items are missing or 9amaged. contact your place of
purchase immediately.Be sure to complete and mailthe
Seaphone Registration Formto Telstra's Customer Service
Centre.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
. Speaker-Microphone
A 2-in-1 feature combination for convenient transmitting
and receiving.
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Spare Battery Pack
A replacement pack for your rechargeable
- Standard Pack or Heavy DutyPack
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Controls and Indicators
ANTENNA
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TXlBUSY
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LCDDisplay
DUAL
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ON/OFFVOLUME
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CHANNEL
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Switch
INSTANTCH16 CHANNEL
DOWN
Switch
Switch
TOP INDICATORS AND DISPLAYS
Antenna Connector
TNC
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Connect the flexibleantenna to this
port.
WARNING:
Do
not use any other antenna
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supplied.
other than the
This can permanently
damage
your radio.
Channel
UP/DOWN
Switches
ON/OFF Volume Control
Radio
ON
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increase
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Rotate clockwise to turn the
the volume.
to turn the Radio
OFF
Rotate counter-
or decrease
the volume.
TXlBusy
Indicator
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red LED
lights when
you press the
PTT switch (totransmit).Itblinkswhen the Battery isLow
and needs recharging. The green LED (BUSY Indicator)
lightswhen signals are being received.
CH16 (Channel
16) - This switch isused to access instant
Channel 16 communications.
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LCD Display
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Indicates Seaphone Channel
INT
InternationalChannel Selected
WX
Indicates Weather Channel
LOW
Low Power TX Selected
SCN
Scan Function Enabled
liquid crystal display (LCD) has several
indicators that show the current operating
mode. The two digits at the right show the
current selected channel. The smaller
displays show which features are enabled.
DW ft
INT WX
LOWSCN
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Built-In Speaker - Audio Output
Built-In Microphone - Speak intothe microphonewhen
transmitting.
Speaker Jack - Connect optional external speaker here.
Microphone Jack - Connect optional external microphone
here.
DTMFKeypad - Used when entering DTMF data, such as
an access code or telephone number. Or when using
special Seaphone Function.
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MONITOR SWitch
P1T
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SWItch
TXPOWER
HI/LO
SWitch
Battery
Pack
Release
Button
ACAdaptor!
Charger
Jack
Battery Pack Release Button - To remove the Battery
Pack, push up on the release button and slide the Battery
Pack away from the radio.
Monitor Switch - Press to set the Auto-squelch feature ON
or OFF.
Push-ta-Talk (PIT) Switch :' Pressand hold to talk.
Release to listen for a reply.
TX Power HI/LOW Switch - Press to set the transmit output
power to HIGH (SW) or LOW (1W).
AC Adaptor/Charger
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Antenna
To attach the antenna to the TNC connector on top of your
radio, press down and rotate the antenna base clockwise
until it seats firmly into place.
Battery Information
The HH979XL comes with a standard rechargeable Ni-Cd
Battery Pack. An optional heavy duty rechargeable Ni-Cd
battery pack is also available.
Installation
THE RECHARGEABLE NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY
PACK MUST BE CHARGED FULLY BEFORE USING IT
FOR THE FIRST TIME.
When installing or removing the rechargeable Battery Pack,
be sure that the power (ON/OFF Volume control) is turned
OFF.
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To remove the Battery Pack, push up on the release button
and slide the Battery Pack away from the radio. To replace,
align the Battery Pack rails with the transceiver and slide
toward the transceiver unit until the Battery Pack locks. in
place.
Recharging the Nickel-CadmiumBattery Pack
Note:
Before charging, be sure that the power ( ON/OFF
Volume control) is turned OFF. Recharge the Ni-Cd
Battery ONL Y when the Unit indicates LOW Battery
condition. (TX LED blinks during TRANSMIT).
Insert the discharged Battery Pack in the rapid charger,
connect the trickle charger to the side of the unit.
or
In the trickle charger, the standard pack charges fully in 8
hours, and the heavy duty pack in 12 hours. In the rapid
charger, the standard pack charges fully in 1.5 hours, and
the heavy duty pack charges fully in 2 hours.
DO NOT leave the Batteries on charger for an extended
period of time.
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1. Turn the unit ON by rotating the Volume control clockwise. Channel 16 should appear on the LCD Display.
(Power On Channel default)
2. Press the UP or DOWN switch to select the desired
channel.
3. Press the monitor switch. (Auto-squelchturns OFF)
4. Rotate the ON/OFF Volume control to adjust the
speaker volume to a comfortable level.
5. Press the Monitor switch. (Auto-squelchturns ON)
Note:
To listen to weak signal transmissions, switch OFF
the Auto-squelch feature. (Squelch is on minimum
level)
Dual Watch
Dual Watch monitors Channel 16 for activity every two
seconds while scanning or monitoring.
To activate Dual Watch, press DW Switch momentarily.
The Dual Watch Indicator DW will appear on the LqD Panel
indicating Dual Watch Mode. If a signal is received on
Channel 16, the radio remains on Channel 16 as long as
the signal is active. Otherwise Dual Watch resumes after 3
seconds.
To deactivate Dual Watch, press DW Switch again.
Channel Scan
To activate Channel Scan, press and hold the UP key for
about 1.5 seconds, SCN is displayed on the LCD Panel.
Notice that Dual Watch is ON automatically to cover
Channel 16 when SCAN Mode is activated. (DW indicator
is also displayed on the LCD Panel.)
If there is too much activity on Channel 16, and you wish to
exclude it from SCAN, simply press DW Switch momentarily to cancel Dual Watch. (DW is no longer displayed on
the LCD Panel.)
In Normal Scan, the radio will stop on the first active
channel and stay there as long as the signal is present.
Otherwise scanning resumes after 3 seconds.
To resume scanning when on an active channel, press UP
key.
To deactivate Scan, press DOWN key.
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To access Instant Channel 16 Communications, press
CH16. This overrides the channel selected with the UP!
DOWN Key or any scanning activity. The Channel Display
will indicate the unit is on Channel 16.
To deactivate Instant Channel 16 Communications, Press
CH16 again to release the switch (Off) and the transceiver
will return to the channel selected or previous mode prior to
accessing Instant Channel 16 communications.
AUSTRALIAN/INTERNATIONAL
Channels
To select operation (communications and scanning) on
International Channels, press and hold the DW Switch for
about 1.5 seconds INT will appear on the LCD Display
indicating International Channel Mode.
To select operation (communication and scanning) on
Australian Channels, press and hold the DW Switch again
for more than 1.5 seconds. INT will disappear on the LCD
Display indicating Australian Channel Mode.
On Power OFF, the change is kept in memory
Weather Channels
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(INT'L MODE ONLY)
To scan the Weather Channels, select any Weather
Channel and then press and hold the UP Switch for about
1.5 seconds. The SCAN function starts and SCN will appear
on the LCD Display.
DUAL WATCH is automatically ON to cover CH16 when
SCAN Mode is activated. (DW will appear on the LCD
Panel)
If there is too much activity on CH16, and you wish to
exclude it when scanning Weather channels, simply press
DW Switch momentarily to cancel Dual Watch. (DW is no
longer displayed on the LCD Panel)
To deactivate SCAN, press DOWN Key.
While on Weather Channel (Scanning or Monitoring),
switching back to Australian Channel Mode will reset
HH979XL to CH16 Manual Mode.
Note: WX (Weather) Service is currently not available in
Australia.
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When the unit is shipped from the factory, the transmitter
power is set for 1 Watt (Factory default). Thus, at initial
Power ON the LOW indicator will appear on the LCD
Display, indicating 1 Watt Power.
To switch to the High (5 Watts) position. Press the HI/LOW
switch. The LOW indicator will disappear on the LCD
Display, indicating 5 Watt output power.
To switch back to LOW power, press the HI/LOW switch
again. The LOW indicator appears on the LCD. The LOW
position should always be used for in-port or short range
communications only.
On Power OFF, the ch~nge is kept in memory
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Before you transmit, listen for activity on the selected
channel.
When the channel is clear, press the PTT Switch to
transmit. The TX LED comes on when you transmit. Hold
the radio with the microphone approximately two inches in
front of your mouth with the antenna at approximately a 45degree angle away from your head. Speak in a clear,
normal, conversational voice.
When you are through speaking, release the PTT Switch
and listen for an answer.
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The HH979XL represents the most advanced DTMF Marine
Transceiver Radio ever designed for use in the Maritime
Radio Telephone Service. Built to be fully compatible with
Australia's Auto Seaphone Network, you will be able to
make and receive calls in your boat within most territorial
waters of Australia.
With exceptional features like Automatic dialinn 10 number
memory dialing, Last Number Redial function, DTMF overdialing and confirmation tones make the HH979XL superior
to any of its kind.
Be sure to complete the Seaphone Registration Form
included at the back portion on this guide. Fill in all the
details and send to the Customer Service Centre of
TELSTRA Mobile Satellite and Radio Services at the
address shown in the accompanying form.
Automatic Dialling
Automatically transmit the desired DTMF access code that
was stored just before transmitting.
Memory Dialling
User - programmable auto-dial memory. Memorised
Telephone Numbers are transmitted automatically.
10 Number Memories
Stores up to 10 important telephone numbers into memory
for easy dialling.
Manual DTMF Over-Dialling
Lets you access banking services, call minders, answering
machines, and other voice mail services.
Last Number Redial
Allows you to quickly re-dial the last number you entered.
This feature is very useful when the called party's telephone
is busy or engaged, there is no need for you to re-enter the
complete telephone number again.
TX LED
Informs you when DTMF Tones are being transmitted.
CLEAR Button
Lets you quickly erase incorrectly keyed-in digits.
CONFIRMATION Tones
You can hear Beep Tones whenever keys are pressed.
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: NUMERICKeys; Press to select telephone
numbers and enter special codes and functions.
: ASTERISK Key; Press to TRANSMIT chosen
telephone numbers and also to INTERROGATE
the host computer to enquire if there are any
calls for your vessel.
: HASH Key; Press to TERMINATE or CANCEL
your call.
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[CL]
: CLEAR Key; Press to erase previously selected
digits.
[RC]
: RECALL Key; Press to retrieve telephone
numbers stored in memory.
[ST]
: STORE key; Press to store telephone numbers
into memory.
[LN]
: LAST NUMBER REDIAL key; Retrieves from
memory the last telephone number entered.
TX LED (Red) : Lights when DTMF Tones are being transmitted.
LCD Display : (Flashing), serves as a function indicator during
MEMORY DIALLING Store/Erase sequence.
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VESSEL TO SHORE OPERATION AUTOMATIC
DIALLING PROCEDURE
. location (refer to coverage map or Seaphone Directory
Select a free Seaphone channel appropriate to your
.
from Telstra if necessary), listen to the channel and
ensure there are no calls in progress.
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Dial the required telephone number on the keypad
Including the relevant STD/IDDarea codes (which
must precede even local phone calls) as appropriate.
Press the ASTERISK [*] button. Your Seaphone ID and
telephone number will automatically be transmitted.
. A voice announcement
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(V A) will follow saying "Your
Seaphone call is being connected" together with your
SeaphonelD.
Ring (or Busy) will be heard, followed by the called party
answering.
Charging commences at this time.
Should the Shore subscriber's telephone number be
BUSY, terminate the call using the HASH [I] Key, allow
a few minutesto pass then press [LN] and ASTERISK
[*] key to redial the last telephone number you have"
entered.
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Operate the Press-To-Talk (PTT) switch and conduct
your telephone call in the normal manner.
To terminate your call, simply press the HASH [I] button
and listen for a final voice annoucement (VA) from
Seaphone. Repeat [#] if no VA is heard.
Note: If you made an error in entering the telephone
number, simply press [CL] key and re-enter the
correct telephone number.
VESSEL TO SHORE MANUAL CAll
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There is no change to existing manual call procedures.
. Radio, Sydney Radio this is (VESSELNAME)etc..."
Select a free Seaphone channel and call "Sydney
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for at least 4 seconds.
An automatic VA will respond followed by the operator
who will help you with the service you require.
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RADIO CHECK
To verify that your radio is in range, working OK and to
determine if there are any outstanding Seaphone calls for
your vessel, you can "Interrogate" the system via an idle
Seaphone Channel at any time and at no cost by simply
pressing the [*] button on your DTMF Keypad.
Within seconds you will hear a V A saying "Thank you for
calling (quoting your Seaphone ID) - we have no calls for
you at this time" or alternatively "Thank you for calling
Seaphone - we have a call for you - please stand by".
In this Instance, the Seaphone system will dial the
shore subscriber's
number and connect you automatically, with call costs charged to the shore party.
SHORE TO SHIP BOOKING PROCEDURE
All shore to ship calls are made via the Ships,c~t Sea
Operator on 0108. This is a free call. (Not connectable via
public phones or PABX's with a bar on STD or IDD calls). I
1. The shore subscriber will be asked for details of the
vessel's Seaphone ID/radio call sign, ship's name and
probable whereabouts. These details are entered into
the Seaphone computer system, plus the caller's name/
telephone number ashore.
2. The call can then be retrieved automatically at the
vessel's convenience or when it's next in VHF range by
following the simple "Interrogation" procedures.
3. The Ships at Sea Operator will also call the vessel on
Channel 16,67 and / or Seaphone channels applicable to
the vessel's known location.
4.
Periodically, the caller will be advised of the status of any
outstanding shore to ship calls.
SHORE TO VESSEL MANUAL CALLS FROM
TELSTRA MARITIME COMMUNICATION STATIONS
There is no change to existing manual procedures. Two
hourly "Traffic Lists" will continue to be broadcasted by each
MCS on VHF Channel 67 or Primary Seaphone Channel
with subsequent Seaphone calls connected in the normal
manner appropriate for each Seaphone coverage area.
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Vessels outside the range of direct inter-ship VHF communications can make extended range (up to 10 times greater)
ship-to-ship calls by using Seaphone stations as talkthrough repeaters. And the first 20 seconds is free.
1. Choose the Seaphone channel which you know the
other vessel(s) is monitoring in your area and listen
briefly to ensure that the channel is clear.
2. Dial the numbers "333" on the keypad and press the
Asterisk [*] button. Your Seaphone ID and the dialed
number will automatically be transmitted.
3. A voice announcement will follow saying "Your
Seaphone ship-to-ship channel is now open, please
proceed".
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Unicom, this is Mariner, Mariner on Channel 23. Do you
copy? Over."
5. When the other vessel responds operate your PTT
Switch in the normal manner. To terminate your call,
simply press the HASH [I] button and listen for the
"Thank you for calling" voice announcement.
Important Note:
Pressing the HASH [I] button and receiving the latter
voice announcement ensures that call charging is
terminated.
Ship-to-ship Seaphone repeater calls are currently charged
at just $0.75 per minute with 20 seconds of free establishment time.
DIAL "999" FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE
If you are involved in an emergency at sea and you have
made a distress call on Channel 16 or 67 without response
from a coast station or another vessel, simply switch to an
unoccupied Seaphone channel appropriate to your area.
Dial "999" and press asterisk "*".
There is no need for you to wait if all Seaphone channels
are busy because a "999" call will usually override any
established Seaphone traffic in progress at the time.
Your signal will immediately activate a high priority alarm at
your nearest Seaphone station, the operator's screen will
switch to red alert and the Seaphone computer system will
automatically display your vessel's name radio callsign,
owner's name, address and telephone number for urgent
attention.
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This willbe followed on air by an automatic voice announcement declaring" Attention all ships, emergency call
received, please stand by for Sydney Radio".
The Seaphone channel you are using will also be automatically switched to "talk through repeater mode". This means
that your signals are instantly rebroadcast from the VHF
base station antenna enabling any other vessels listening on
the channel to respond and standby to render assistance as
advised by the operator and the appropriate search and
rescue organisation.
Cautionary Note:
The effective range and strength of ship-to-shore and shipto-ship VHF transmission varies greatly depending on the
quality of individual radio installations, height of the antenna
and the vessels location. (As VHF is essentially a line of
sight medium, signals can be greatly interrupted by high
terrain in sheltered waterways and inlets).
In addition, volume and signal strength of other traffic and
channel capacity in a particular location can impact on the
timing and/or success of establishing a radio link.
If any of these factors apply to your vessel you may not
succeed in making contact when you first activate the "999"
Seaphone facility. In these circumstances you should
continue to repeat the procedure outlined above, selecting
an alternative
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You can store up to 10 telephone numbers into memory
Each telephone number can be up to 30 digits long.
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STORING A TELEPHONE NUMBER INTO
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. Enter the desired telephone number with the appropriate
STD and IDD Area Codes.
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.
Press [ST] Key again.
Enter the desired Memory location (choose from 0 to 9).
A confirmation BEEP will sound and the LCD Display
stops flashing.
ERASING A STORED TELEPHONE NUMBER
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.
.
Press [ST] key. Note that the LCD Display
is flashing.
Press [CL] key.
Press [ST] key and the memory location number (0 to
9). A confirmation BEEP will sound and the LCD
Display stops flashing.
Note: WhilstSTORING and ERASING a telephone
number:
- If you entered
the wrong sequence. an error tone
willsound and the programming mode willend.
- If you have not keyed any digit within 30 seconds,
an error tone willsound and the programming
mode willend.
RECALLINGTHE STORED TELEPHONE
NUMBER
.
.
.
Press [RC] Key.
Press the required memory location (0 to 9) desired.
Press Asterisk
[*] Key. Your Seaphone ID and the
stored telephone number will automatically be transmitted.
Note: When the memory locationis not entered an error
tone willsound and RECALL mode willend.
Should you wish to discontinue memory recall
dialling,just press [CL] Key.
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Often you may dial a subscribers telephone number that is
BUSY or engaged. This added feature is very useful where
HH979XL stores into a buffer the Last Telephone Number
you have dialled. There is no need for you to enter the
complete phone number again and again.
.
.
Press [LN] Key.
Press Asterisk [*] Key to transmit automatically the last
number you have dialled.
Note:
At initial use, the LN function will not activate. An
error tone will sound to inform you that there is no
telephone number stored in the memory buffer.
MANUAL DTMF OVER-DIALLING
The DTMF Keypad of Your HH979XL Marine Transceiver
Radio can also be used to access banking services, call
minders, telephone answering machines and voice mail
services while on your boat.
DTMF Tones can be transmitted manually by holding the
PTT switch ON and simultaneously selecting any digit (0 to
9). A corresponding DTMF Tone for' every digit will be
transmitted.
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REGISTRATION
--To access Australia's Automated Seaphone Service,
simply complete the accompanying registration form located
at the back page of this guide. Send it to the designated
address listed on this form.
An annual access/registration fee of AUS$50.00 currently
applies. This will be billed to you by TELSTRA Mobile
Satellite and Radio Services after you have been validated
on the Seaphone System.
Note: For further information about the Seaphone network
capabilities and services, please contact:
TELSTRAMobileSatellite
and Radio Services
Customer Service Centre
Jennifer Street
La Perouse, NSW 2036 Phone: (02) 311-1302
Free Call: 1800 - 810 - 023
Fax: (02) 311 - 3846
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Should you find it desirable or necessary to have service
performed on your HH979XL, you are urged to contact the
Uniden Dealer from whom you made your purchase. Your
Uniden Dealer will be able to assist you with complete
service information.
If you require service that is within the terms of your
warranty you should present a copy of your receipt to your
dealer to authenticate your claim.
If you find it inconvenient to obtain service assistance from
your Dealer, you may obtain service from the Factory
Service Station. If you want factory service, please pack you
radio in a suitable container that will provide adequate
protection, enclose a note describing the problem and a
copy of your receipt, and send the radio (transportation
prepaid) to:
UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
TECHNICAL SERVICE DIVISION
345 Princess Highway, ROCKDALE, NSW 2216
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Your HH979XL is a predsion piece 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:
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If your radio has been accidentally subjected to spray or
splash, you should immediately wipe it down with a soft
cloth dampened with fresh water.
If the antenna has been damaged, you should not
transmit except in case of emergency. A defective
antenna may cause damage to your radio.
You are urged to arrange
a periodic
performance
check
with your Uniden Marine Dealer.
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CHANNELS AND FUNCTIONS
(AUSTRALIAN CHANNELS)
(MHz)
CHNEL FREQUENCY
TYPE
DESlG SHIP SHORE
TRAFAC
01
156.050 160.650 PublicCorresp
02
156.100 160.700 PublicCorresp
03
156.150 160.750 PublicCorresp
04
156.200 160.800 Public-Corresp
05
156.250 160.850 PublicCorresp
06
156.300 156.300 SARlPortOPslCommerc:ial
156.350 160.950 PublicCorresp
07
08
156.400 156.400 Port OPslCommerciaJ
09
156.450 156.450 Port OPs
10
156.500 156.500 Port OPs'
11
156.550 156.550 Port OPs
12
156.600 156.600 Port OPs
13
156.650 156.650 snp NavigationlPortOPs
14
156.700 156.700 Port OPs
15
156.750 156.750
16
156.800 156.800 DISTRESS,
Safety,Calling
17
156.850 156.850
18
156.900 161.500
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156.950 161.550
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157.000 161.600
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157.050 161.650 VHFMMRepealers/PorlOPs
22
157.100 161.700 VHFMMRepeaters
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157.150 161.750 PublicCorresp
24
157.200 161.800 PublicCorresp
157.250 161.850 PublicCorresp
25
26
157.300 161.900 PublicCorresp
27
157.350 161.950 PublicCorresp
28
157.400 162.000 PublicCorresp
60
156.025 160.625 PublicCorresp
61
156.075 160.675 PublicCorresp
62
156.125 160.725 PublicCorresp
63
156.175 160.775 PublicCorresp
64
156.225 160.825 PublicCorresp
65
156.275 160.875 PublicCorresp
66
156.325 160.925 PublicCorresp
67
156.375 156.375 DISTRESS.Safety
68
156.425 156.425 Port OPs
69
156.475 156.475
70
156.525 DSC,Safety
71
156.575 156.575
72
156.625 156.625 Non-ComlCom'I1PortOPs
73
156.675 156.675 Non-Commercial
74
156.725 156.725 Commercial
77
156.875 156.875 Non-Commercial
78
156.925 161.525 Commercial
79
156.975 161.575 Port OPs
80
157.025 161.625 VHFMMRepeaters
81
157.075 161.675 Coast Guard
82
157.125 161.725 VHFMMRepeaters
83
157.175 161.775 PublicCorresp
84
157.225 161.825 PublicCorresp
85
157.275 161.875 PublicCorresp
86
157.325 161.925 PublicCorresp
87
157.375 161.975 PublicCorresp
88
157.425 162.025 PublicCorresp
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SHIP
TOSHIPTOSHORE USE
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RXONlY RXONlY
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
1el
Fish
Fish
Fish
CG
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CHANNELSANDFUNCTIONS
(INTERNATIONAL
(MHz)
CHANNELFREQUENCY
DESlG SHIP
SHORE
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
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67
68
69
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71
72
73
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77
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79
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82
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84
85
86
87
88
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TRAFFIC
163.275 Weather
162.550 Weather
162.400Weather
162.475 Weather
162.425 Weather
162.450 Weather
162.500 Weather
162.525 Weather
161.650 Weather
161.775Weather
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
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
160.75
160.725
160.775
160.825
160.875
160.925
156.375
156.425
156.475
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
156.575
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
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YTS
Port Ops
Port Ops
Port Ops
'ITS
Safety
Com'l
Com'l
Com'l & Non Com'l
Com'l
Com'l
Port Ops
Navigational
Port Ops
Environmental
Safety Calling
State Control
Com'l
Com'l
Port Ops
CoastGuard
CoastGuard
Coast Guard
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
Port Ops
Port Ops
Com'l
Non Corn"
Non Com'l
156.525DSC
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
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
Public Corresp
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USE
RX Only RX Only Weather
RX Only RX Only Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RXOnly
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only Weather
RX Only Weather
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 Weather
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Fish
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Environmental
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Busy Tel.
Yes
Busy Tel.
Yes
Busy Tel.
Yes
Busy Tel.
Yes
Busy Tel.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RXOnly RXOnly Weather
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
CoastGuard
CoastGuard
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
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GENERAL
Channels
Frequency Control
Controls
Status Indicator
Channel Display
Buttons
Connectors
: Transmit: 54 AUS/INT'L
Receive: 55 AUST
: 65 INT'L (10 Weather
Channels)
: Phase Locked Loop (PLL)
: On/Off Volume
: TX LED @ PTT (ON):
Continuous(Red): Transmit
Flashing(Red): Low Battery Level.
TX LED @ PTT (OFF):
Continuous (Green): Busy
Channel
: SCN, DW, INT
: LCD flashing:
DTMF [ST] Function
: LCD (Dual 7 Segment)
: CH16, DW Key, UP Key, DOWN
Key
: Antenna, External Speaker/
Microphone
AC Adaptor/Charger
: 62mm W x 37mm Lx 150mm H
: 370g.
: 7.2 VDC
: 50 ohms, nominal
: Built-in Electret type
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Weight
Power Requirements
Antennallmpedance
Microphone
Speaker
Operating Temperature
: ocC to +55°C
Range
Shock and Vibration
: Meets or Exceeds EIA Standards,
SMA Approvals
RS152B and RS204C
: Type accepted under MS274
TRANSMITTE R
Power Output
Modulation
Hum and Noise
Audio Distortion
Spurious Suppression
Frequency Range
Frequency Stability
HH979XL
: 1 Watt or 5 Watt (Switch
Selectable)
: F3E, f:5 KHz Deviation
: 40 dB typical
: 5% typical
: -16 dBm min.
: 156 to 158 MHz
: f:300Hz (Nominal)
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Frequency Range
Sensitivity
Circuit
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Squelch Sensitivity
Spurious Response
Adjacent Channel
Selectivity
Audio Power Output
IF Frequencies
: 156 to 163 MHz
: 0.5 ~V (at 12dB SINAD or better)
: Dual Conversion Super
Heterodyne PLL
: 1.6 ~V Max.
: 60dB Min.
: 60 dB Min.
: 500 mW Typical
: 1st IF 21.4 MHz
2nd IF 445 kHz
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Uniden HH979XLHandheld Marine Radio
Australian 1 Year Warranty
Note: Please
keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of warranty
WARRANTOR: Uniden Australia Pty. Limited ACN 001 865498
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original retail
owner for the duration of this warranty, its HH979XL Handheld VHF
Marine Transceiver (hereinafter referred to as the Product), to be free
from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations of
exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original retail owner only,
shall terminate and be no further effect One (1) Year after the date of
original retail sale. This warranty will be deemed invalid if the product is;
(A) Damaged or not maintained as reasonable and necessary, (B)
Modified, ahered or used as part of any conversion kits, subassemblies,
or any configurations not sold by Uniden, (C) Improperly installed, (D)
Repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden Repair Agent for
a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) Used in conjunction
with any equipment or parts or as part of a system not manufactured by
Uniden, (F) Installed, programmed or serviced by anyone other than an
authorized Uniden Repair Agent, (G) Where the Serial Number label of
the product has been removed or damaged beyond recognition.
PARTS COVERED: This warranty covers for 1 year, the HH979XL
Handheld VHF Marine Tranceiver unit only. All accessories, NICAD
Battery, AC Adaptor/Battery Charger, Antenna, Belt Clip, Wrist Strap are
covered for 90 days.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not
conform to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, the
warrantor at its discretion, will repair the defect or replace the product
and return it to you without charge for parts and service.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE
REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
WARRANTY CARD: If a warranty card has been included with this
product then please fill it in and return it to us within 14 days of
purchase. Your name and serial number of the product will then be
registered in our database and this will help up process your claim with
greater speed and efficiency should you require warranty service.
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the event that the Product does not conform to this warranty, the
Product should be shipped or delivered, freight pre-paid, with evidence
of original purchase, (eg/ a copy of the sales docket), to the warrantor at:
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345 Princes Highway, Rockdale, NSW 2216
Ph (02) 599 3100 FAX (02) 599 3278
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freight pre-paid to their nearest Uniden Authorized Repair Centre.
(Contact Uniden for the nearest Warranty Agent to you)
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Please complete and return this form immediately to:
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La Perouse NSW 2036
Facsimile: (02) 311 - 3846
Customer's Name
Billing Address
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1800 - 810 - 023 toll free.
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