Ray101E
Handheld VHF
Marine Radio
Owner’s Handbook
Document number: 81230-2
Date: February 2004
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About this Handbook
Introduction
This handbook describes the Ray101E portable VHF marine radio. The
Ray101E provides communications on all International marine channels,
pre-set private channels, and (if programmed) all US and Canadian and
marine channels.
Conventions Used
Throughout this handbook, the dedicated (labelled) keys are shown in bold
capitals (for example: SCAN/SAVE). The LCD indicators and functions are
shown in normal capitals (for example: TX).
➤ Operating procedures, which may consist of a single key-press or a
sequence of numbered steps, are indicated by an arrow icon shown in the
margin.
Technical Accuracy
To the best of our knowledge, the information in this handbook was correct as
it went to press. However, our policy of continuous product improvement
and updating may change specifications without prior notice. As a result,
unavoidable differences between the product and handbook may occur from
time to time. Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or
omissions it may contain.
For the latest product information visit our website:
www.raymarine.com
Warranty
To register your new Raymarine product, please take a few minutes to fill out
the warranty registration card found at the end of this handbook. It is very
important that you complete the owner information and return the card to the
factory in order to receive full warranty benefits.
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Important Information
Intended Use
The Ray101E is a VHF radiotelephone that is intended for general
communication within the Maritime Mobile Service worldwide and is for
use on non-SOLAS vessels.
Safety Warnings
CAUTION: Navigation Aid
This unit is only an aid to navigation. Its accuracy can be affected by many
factors, including equipment failure or defects, environmental conditions,
and improper handling or use. It is the user’s responsibility to exercise
common prudence and navigational judgments. This radio should not be
relied upon as a substitute for such prudence and judgment.
CAUTION: Battery and Charger Use
• Do not operate radio in charger when battery tray is empty. This may
damage radio.
• Do not short terminals in charger base.
• Do not place charger in water.
• Do not use charger if power plug or cable is damaged.
• Do not charge batteries with + and – terminals reversed.
• Do not recharge batteries if physically deformed or leaking.
• Do not charge anything other than AA-size Ni-MH cells in charger.
• Do not mix Alkaline and Ni-MH cells.
• Do not solder cells directly into battery tray.
• Do not dispose of cells in fire.
• Do not dismantle cells.
• Replace all cells at the same time.
• Charge and discharge under ambient temperature mentioned in cell’s
specifications.
• Using batteries in extreme conditions (extreme temperature, deep cycle,
extreme overcharge and over discharge, etc.) may affect their service life.
WARNING: Alkaline Battery Use
When Alkaline cells are used, do not place radio in Charger unless
Charge Switch on radio is set to ALKALINE. Charging Alkaline cells
may cause excessive heat and could result in cell leakage or explosion
causing damage or injury.
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EMC Conformance
All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry
standards for use in the recreational marine environment. Their design and
manufacture conform to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC) standards but correct installation and use is required to ensure that
performance is not compromised.
Raymarine Products and Services
Raymarine products are supported by a network of Authorized Service
Representatives. Raymarine’s Technical Services representatives or your
local dealer will be available to answer any questions you may have. For
information on Raymarine products and services, contact either of the
following:
United States
Raymarine, Inc.
22 Cotton Road, Unit D
Nashua, New Hampshire
03063-4219 USA
Telephone:1-603-881-5200
1-800-539-5539
Fax:
1-603-864-4756
Europe
Raymarine Ltd
Anchorage Park
Portsmouth, Hampshire
PO3 5TD England
Telephone: +44 (0) 23 9269 3611
Fax:
+44 (0) 23 9269 4642
Or, you may contact us on the World Wide Web at:
www.raymarine.com
Raymarine is a registered trademark of Raymarine Limited.
© Raymarine Limited 2003
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Certificate No.
RT042
We
Raymarine Limited
Anchorage Park
Portsmouth
Hampshire
England P03 5TD
declare, under our sole responsibility, that the products identified in this declaration, and to which this
declaration relates, are in conformity with the essential requirements of European Parliament and Council
Directive:
1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment and the mutual
recognition of their conformity.
Product Name:
Raymarine RAY 101E Handheld VHF Radio
Product Number(s):
E43028
Product Option:
Product Number:
UK power converter
E46038
Product Option:
Product Number:
European power converter
E46041
The products have been assessed to Conformity Procedure Annex IV of the Directive and by application of all or
part of the following standard(s):
Non-Harmonised Standards(s):
EN 60945, EN 301 178-1, EN 300 698-1,
The satisfactory assessment of the above, allows a presumption of Conformity to the following Harmonised
standards:
EN 301 178-2, EN 300 698-2, EN 300 698-3
Harmonised Standard(s):
The assessment is consistent with a Technical Construction File showing conformity with the essential
requirements of the Directive and has been reviewed by Notified Body No. 0168
The RAY 101E is labelled with the CE conformity marking, the identification number of the Notified Body and
class identifier.
Signatory:
Name
Title
Company Name
Company Address
Adil Abbas
International Compliance Manager
Raymarine Limited
Anchorage Park
Portsmouth, Hampshire
England PO3 5TD
Signature
_________________________
Date
February 2004
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Contents
About this Handbook ........................................................................................... iii
Conventions Used ...................................................................................iii
Technical Accuracy .................................................................................iii
Important Information ........................................................................................ iv
Intended Use ............................................................................................ iv
Safety Warnings ....................................................................................... iv
EMC Conformance .................................................................................. v
Chapter 1: General Information .........................................................................1
1.1 Introduction ...................................................................................... 1
1.2 Features ............................................................................................ 1
1.3 Licensing Requirements ................................................................... 2
Chapter 2: Installation .........................................................................................3
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection ................................................................ 3
Equipment Supplied ..................................................................... 3
2.2 Attaching the Antenna ...................................................................... 3
2.3 Attaching the Belt Clip ..................................................................... 4
2.4 Attaching the Wrist Strap ................................................................. 4
2.5 Battery Usage ................................................................................... 4
Chapter 3: Getting Started ..................................................................................7
3.1 Keypad and Rotary Knobs ............................................................... 7
Description ................................................................................... 8
1. PWR/VOL .......................................................................... 8
2. SQ ....................................................................................... 8
3. PTT ...................................................................................... 8
4. UP/DOWN .......................................................................... 9
5. Backlight / Keylock ............................................................ 9
6. 16/PLUS .............................................................................. 9
7. DW/TRI .............................................................................. 9
8. Frequency Band (*) ............................................................. 9
9. SCAN / SAVE ..................................................................... 9
10. HI/LO / USER ................................................................... 9
3.2 LCD Display .................................................................................. 10
1. (TX) Transmitting ................................................................... 10
2. (RX) Receiving ....................................................................... 10
3. (USER) Favourite Channel Mode .......................................... 10
4. (SAVED) Memory Mode ........................................................ 11
5. (P) Priority Mode .................................................................... 11
6. (SCAN) All Scan/Saved Scan/Priority Scan .......................... 11
7. (I) Channel Set ........................................................................ 11
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8. Channel Number ..................................................................... 11
9. Battery Level ........................................................................... 11
10. ATIS Active .......................................................................... 11
11. Keylock ................................................................................. 11
12. Indicators .............................................................................. 12
13. Signal Strength ...................................................................... 12
Chapter 4: Operating the Radio ........................................................................13
4.1 Turning the Power ON and OFF ..................................................... 13
4.2 Setting the Volume ......................................................................... 13
4.3 Setting the Squelch ......................................................................... 14
4.4 Setting the Power Output ................................................................ 14
4.5 Setting the Channel ........................................................................ 15
4.6 Selecting a Weather Channel (If Available) ................................... 15
Weather Alert Operation (If Available) ................................. 16
4.7 Setting the Frequency Band ........................................................... 16
4.8 Selecting Priority Mode ................................................................. 17
4.9 Selecting the Favourite (PLUS) Channel ....................................... 18
Reprogramming the Favourite (PLUS) Channel ........................ 18
4.10 Transmitting ................................................................................... 19
4.11 Turning On the Backlight ............................................................... 20
4.12 Turning On the Keylock ................................................................. 20
4.13 Using the Scan Modes .................................................................... 21
All Scan ....................................................................................... 21
Saved (Memory) Scan ................................................................ 22
Priority All Scan ......................................................................... 23
Priority Saved Scan ..................................................................... 23
4.14 Adding Channels to Memory ......................................................... 24
4.15 Using the Monitor Modes ............................................................... 25
Dual Watch .................................................................................. 25
Tri Watch ..................................................................................... 26
4.16 USER Channel Mode ..................................................................... 27
4.17 ATIS ID Number ............................................................................ 28
Programming the ATIS ID Number ............................................ 28
4.18 Resetting Factory Defaults ............................................................. 32
Appendix A: Specifications ...............................................................................33
Appendix B: Channel Lists .................................................................................35
Appendix C: Glossary .........................................................................................49
Index ..................................................................................................51
Chapter 1: General Information
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Chapter 1: General Information
1.1 Introduction
The Ray101E is a microprocessor-controlled,
portable transceiver that provides reliable
simplex (single frequency) and semi-duplex
(two frequency) communications. This
handbook describes the physical and
functional characteristics of the radio.
The Ray101E provides communications on all
International marine channels, pre-set private
channels, and (if programmed) all US and
Canadian and marine channels. Refer to the
Frequency Tables in Appendix B, which list all
marine VHF channels available in the radio.
You should familiarize yourself with these
tables as you are responsible for using the
proper channels.
1.2 Features
The Ray101E is designed and manufactured to
provide ease of operation with excellent
reliability. The Ray101E features:
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Waterproof construction to IPX-7 standard
Saved-channels Scan and Priority Scan
ATIS operation, if required
Private Channels (if so licensed)
Dual/Tri Watch Monitor Modes
Dedicated Priority Mode Key
Programmable favourite Channel key
Ni-MH Batteries, AA-size (included)
Ni-MH Quick Charger (included)
12VDC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
(included)
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1.3 Licensing Requirements
Regulations in some areas require that you obtain an operator license before
operating VHF radio equipment. It is your responsibility to determine
whether a license is required in your area before operating this equipment.
Automatic Transmission Identification System
(ATIS)
If needed, your Ray101E can activate the Automatic Transmission
Identification System (ATIS) feature for use in the inland waterways of
European countries that require automatic identification transmission. An
ATIS ID number is required to operate the ATIS feature. Your ATIS number
is derived from your vessel’s call sign. Your authorized Raymarine dealer
can assist you in decoding the number. You can then program the ATIS
number into your Ray101E using the operation described in this handbook. If
regulations in your area do not permit you to program the ATIS number
yourself, you can have your authorized Raymarine dealer program the
number for you.
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Chapter 2: Installation
2.1 Unpacking and Inspection
Use care when unpacking the unit from the shipping carton to prevent
damage to the contents. It is also good practice to save the carton and the
interior packing material in the event you must return the unit to the factory.
Equipment Supplied
The following is a list of materials supplied with the Ray101E:
Table 2-1: Supplied Components
Part Number
Description
T43029
E43028 Ray101E
with E46038 UK (D type) Power Adapter
E43028 Ray101E
with E46039 AUS/NZ (C type) Power Adapter
E43028 Ray101E
with E46041 European (B type) Power Adapter
T43030
T43031
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R49086
Antenna
R49087
Battery Tray
R49089
Ni-MH Quick Charger Base
R49092
12VDC Cigarette Lighter Adapter 1
R49097
Belt Clip
R49098
Wrist Strap
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Batteries, (6) AA Ni-MH (1300mAh)
Connect Cigarette Lighter Adapter to 12VDC system only. Connecting to other voltage systems
can damage the charger.
2.2 Attaching the Antenna
Rotate the antenna clockwise to securely fasten it to the threaded connector
on the top of the radio.
Note: Do not operate the radio or press PTT without an antenna attached.
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2.3 Attaching the Belt Clip
➤ To attach the belt clip and adapter:
1. Remove the belt clip and adapter hardware from the packing materials.
2. With the adapter button facing away from the Ray101E, slide the adapter
into the notch on the rear of the radio until it snaps into place.
3. Hold the belt clip perpendicular to the Ray101E and slide the belt clip
notch onto the adapter button until it snaps into place.
4. Rotate the belt clip so that the longer end extends above the top of the
radio.
5. Squeeze together the two top ends of the belt clip and attach to your belt
or pant waist.
➤ To remove the radio from the belt clip:
1. Rotate the radio perpendicular to the belt clip.
2. Press the release button at the top of the belt clip.
3. Pull the radio up and away from the belt clip.
2.4 Attaching the Wrist Strap
1. Using the end of a paper clip, feed the narrow end of the strap through the
two mounting holes at the top of the radio behind the antenna.
2. Continue feeding the narrow end of the strap through the loop and pull
tight.
2.5 Battery Usage
The Ray101E can be powered by the supplied six (6) Nickel Metal Hydride
(Ni-MH) batteries or with six (6) regular AA alkaline cells (not supplied),
using the supplied Battery Tray.
Battery Tray
➤ To open the Battery Tray and insert the battery cells:
1. Lift the fastener at the base of the unit and rotate counterclockwise ¼ turn
to the UNLOCK position.
2. While holding the Ray101E in one hand, use the other hand to push the
battery tray downward and then away to separate it from the back of the
radio.
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Attach
Remove
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2
2
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Figure 2-1: Removing and Attaching the Battery Tray
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3. Lift up the tab located on the centre right side of the battery tray cover and
remove it from the battery tray.
4. Locate the Battery Type switch just below the battery compartment and
turn to the appropriate position: ALKALINE or Ni-MH.
Battery Type Switch
(under battery cover)
Figure 2-2: Removing the Battery Tray Cover
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5. Noting the proper orientation, install the AA cells in three rows of two
batteries each.
6. Replace the battery tray cover.
WARNING: Alkaline Battery Use
When Alkaline cells are used, do not place radio in Charger unless
Charge Switch on radio is set to ALKALINE. Charging Alkaline cells
may cause excessive heat and could result in cell leakage or explosion
causing damage or injury.
7. Slide the battery tray up into the rear of the radio and then downward until
it snaps into place.
8. Rotate the fastener at the base of the battery case clockwise ¼ turn to the
LOCK position.
Charging Rechargeable Ni-MH Cells
The Ni-MH batteries must be fully charged
before use. To charge the batteries:
1. Insert the radio with the battery tray attached
into the Ni-MH charger unit.
2. Connect the AC wall adapter into a standard
wall outlet.
or
Connect the Cigarette Lighter Adapter into a
standard 12VDC Cigarette Lighter.
3. Insert the moulded plug into the connector on
the side of the battery charger.
The CHARGE indicator LED on the front of
the charger lights when it is receiving voltage
from the AC adapter.
RED means the batteries are charging.
GREEN means the batteries are fully charged.
Initial charging will complete in approximately 8
hours. Typical time for recharging is 3 to 5 hours.
LED
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CAUTION:
1. Make sure the switch just below the battery
compartment is set to the Ni-MH position.
2. Do not operate radio in charger when battery tray is empty. This may damage radio.
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Chapter 3: Getting Started
3.1 Keypad and Rotary Knobs
Several of the keys on the front panel of the base station serve multiple
purposes. For the most part, the function indicated on the first line of the key
is accessed by pressing and releasing that key. The function indicated on the
second line of the key is accessed by pressing and holding the key for three
seconds.
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Figure 3-1: Ray101E Keys Layout
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Rotary Keys
Key Name
Function
1. PWR/VOL
Power radio ON / OFF and adjust volume level
2. SQ
Adjust squelch threshold level
Push Keys
Key Name
Press & Release (<3 sec)
Press & Hold (>3 sec)
3. PTT
Push to talk
Push to talk
4. UP/DOWN
Channel increment/decrement Rapid channel change
Backlight ON/OFF
Keylock ON/OFF
5.
6. 16/PLUS
Switches between the Priority Switches to favourite (PLUS) channel;
and Working Channels
If already tuned to the PLUS channel,
programs a new PLUS channel.
7. DW / TRI
Dual Watch Mode
Tri Watch Mode
8. *
n/a
Select frequency band (if available)
9. SCAN / SAVE
Scan ON/OFF
SAVE/DELETE channel to/from memory
10. HI/LO / USER TX Power High/Low
USER (Saved Memory Channel) Mode
Description
1. PWR/VOL
Use this knob to turn the radio ON and OFF and to set the volume.
2. SQ
Use this knob to set the squelch threshold, which cuts off the receiver when
the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.
3. PTT
While pressing this Push-To-Talk key radio transmission is enabled.
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4. UP/DOWN
Use the arrow keys to change the current channel number. Press and hold for
rapid channel changing.
5. Backlight / Keylock
Press and release this key to toggle on and off the display’s backlight. Press
and hold to toggle the keylock function, which protects the radio from any
keypad entry.
6. 16/PLUS
Press and release this key to toggle on and off Priority Mode, in which the
radio switches to Priority Channel 16 at high power. Press and hold to switch
to the Favourite (PLUS) Channel. If already in Priority Mode, press and hold
to change the Favourite (PLUS) Channel.
7. DW/TRI
Press and release this key to toggle on and off Dual Watch, in which the radio
monitors the current working channel and CH 16 in cycle. Press and hold to
toggle on and off Tri Watch, which monitors CH 16, the current working
channel and the channel you have set as the Favourite (PLUS) Channel in
cycle.
8. Frequency Band (*)
Press and hold this key to alternate the frequency band between the USA,
International and Canadian channel sets (if available).
9. SCAN / SAVE
Press and release this key to toggle on and off Scan Mode. Press and hold to
save a channel into the radio’s memory.
10. HI/LO / USER
Press and release this key to toggle the transmit power between HIGH and
LOW. Press and hold to enter User Channel Mode, which displays only the
channels that you have saved to memory.
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3.2 LCD Display
The following describes the functional characters on the Ray101E’s LCD.
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Figure 3-2: Ray101E LCD Layout
1. (TX) Transmitting
Indicates the PTT is being pressed and the radio is transmitting.
2. (RX) Receiving
Indicates that the radio is receiving a radio signal. If the radio receives a
signal but the squelch threshold is set so high that the signal cannot be heard,
the RX indicator is not displayed but the bar graph on the left side of the LCD
is illuminated to show the appropriate signal strength.
3. (USER) Favourite Channel Mode
Indicates the radio is in USER Mode. USER Mode displays only the
channels that you have saved to memory, enabling you to easily scan your
favourite channels while bypassing unwanted or seldom-used channels.
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4. (SAVED) Memory Mode
Indicates the current channel has been saved in memory. Appears during
Saved Scan mode. Only saved channels are scanned during USER mode.
5. (P) Priority Mode
P appears during Priority Mode, when the 16PLUS key is pressed. Also
appears with PSCAN during Priority Scan mode.
6. (SCAN) All Scan/Saved Scan/Priority Scan
SCAN appears during All Scan and Saved Scan. (SAVED also appears during
Saved Scan mode.) PSCAN appears during Priority Scan mode.
7. (I) Channel Set
Indicates the International channel set is currently selected.
Note: If your radio has been programmed to receive them, additional indicators appear when either the US (“U”) or Canadian (”C”) channel sets are
selected.
8. Channel Number
Displays the current channel number.
9. Battery Level
Indicates current battery strength. Greater battery strength displays a larger
number of segments in the bar graph.
Fully charged
Normal operation
Normal operation
Needs charging
10. ATIS Active
Indicates ATIS transmission is enabled.
11.
Keylock
Indicates the radio is protected from any keypad entry except for PTT and the
backlight function.
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12. Indicators
Indicates special conditions:
(HI/LO) TX Power
Indicates whether transmit power is set for 5 watts (HI) or 1 watt (LO).
(DUAL) Dual Watch
Indicates the radio is in Dual Watch mode.
(TRI) Tri Watch
Indicates the radio is in Tri Watch mode.
13. Signal Strength
Displays the relative strength of the TX and RX signals.
When transmit output power is set for 1 watt, only two bars are
displayed.
When the output power is set for 5 watts, the full scale (5 bars) is
displayed.
When receiving, the bar graph indicates the strength of the signal being
received. A stronger signal displays a larger number of segments in the bar
graph.
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Chapter 4: Operating the Radio
4.1 Turning the Power ON and OFF
Turn the PWR/VOL knob clockwise until it clicks.
When the unit powers up in Normal mode it:
1. Beeps, illuminates the backlight at full brightness, and displays all segments and indicators for 2 seconds.
2. Displays the software version number on the LCD but without the decimal point. For example, version 1.1 would appear as 11.
3. Recalls the last CH number, TX power settings and operation mode.
If no last-used setting data exists, goes to CH 16 and high TX Power.
➤ To turn the unit OFF:
Rotate the Volume knob completely counter clockwise until it clicks.
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4.2 Setting the Volume
Adjust the PWR/VOL knob to control the loudspeaker volume level. Turn
clockwise to increase the volume; counter clockwise to decrease the volume.
Note: Key press beep volume is also controlled by the VOL level.
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4.3 Setting the Squelch
The Squelch circuit sets the threshold for cutting
off the receiver when the signal is too weak for
reception of anything but noise.
To properly set the squelch, rotate the SQ knob
counter clockwise until noise is heard.
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Then rotate clockwise until background noise
disappears.
4.4 Setting the Power Output
Press and release the HI/LO / USER key to toggle the TX power from LOW
(1 watt) to HIGH (5 watts). The corresponding LO or HI indicator appears on
the LCD.
Initial contact should always be attempted using low power. You should
switch to high power only when contact can not be made on low power in
emergency situations. This procedure is part of marine communications
courtesy and will save on battery life.
Note: Some channels are limited by regulation to be low power only. If the
HI/LO operation request is denied, an error tone beeps.
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4.5 Setting the Channel
Press and release the UP arrow to increment the
channel number.
Press and release the DOWN arrow to decrement
the channel.
Press and hold either key for rapid channel
scrolling.
4.6 Selecting a Weather Channel (If Available)
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
broadcasts continuous weather reports and severe weather alerts, as needed.
If so equipped, your Ray101E is programmed to receive10 NOAA weather
channels and sound an alarm if a weather alert is received.
Press and release the key to enter Weather mode. The WX indicator
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appears. Press Channel UP/DOWN to change the WX channel 1 through
Channel 10.
Press and release the
* key again to return to normal operation.
Note:
1. Weather broadcasts can only be heard in the North America.
2. The Ray101E can receive these broadcasts only if the unit has been
upgraded by the distributor to use WX Channels.
3. During Weather mode, the PTT, SCAN/SAVE and HI/LO / USER keys are
disabled and an error beep sounds if pressed.
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Weather Alert Operation (If Available)
Weather Alert is toggled ON and OFF by pressing and holding key in the
*
weather mode. The ALERT icon illuminates.
When Weather Alert function is enabled and the radio is tuned to the normal
working channel, the last-used weather channel is checked every 30 seconds
for weather alert tone. If the alert tone is detected, the WX and ALERT
indicators flash and a short alarm tone sounds.
The radio automatically turns to the currently-monitored WX channel where
the weather alert has been detected. The alert is detected in all modes of
operation (Standby, Dual and Tri Watch, Scan, etc.)
Note: The Ray101E can receive weather alert broadcasts in the US or Canada only if the unit has been upgraded by the distributor to use WX Channels.
4.7 Setting the Frequency Band
The Ray101E can transmit and receive on all available US, Canadian and
International marine VHF radiotelephone channels, if available.
Press and hold the key for greater than 3 seconds while in normal
*
operation mode to alternate between the International, US and Canadian
channel sets. The appropriate indicator is illuminated in the LCD: U for US, I
for International, or C for Canadian channel sets.
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Note: The RAY101E requires a software upgrade from the distributor to
communicate on the US or Canadian channel sets. Some countries require
special licensing to activate the US or Canadian channels.
If no other Channel Sets besides International have been programmed for
your Ray101E by the distributor, an error tone sounds when you press the
*
key.
4.8
Selecting Priority Mode
The Ray101E provides you with a dedicated key for selecting Priority Mode,
which instantly switches the radio to Priority Channel 16 at high power.
If not already tuned to the Priority Channel 16,
press and release the 16/PLUS key to place the
radio into Priority Mode. While in this mode, the
radio is switched to CH16 at high power. The P
and HI indicators appear on the LCD.
Note: When you press the 16/PLUS key, the radio
always switches to HIGH power. You can use the
HI/LO / USER key to change to LOW power.
The following describes the results of pressing the
various keys during Priority Mode:
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16/PLUS. Press and release to return to the last-used working channel.
Press and hold to switch to the Favourite (PLUS) Channel.
. Press and hold to switch to the other channel sets (if available). The
*
radio remains in Priority Mode even though it switches frequency sets.
SCAN / SAVE. Press and release to initiate Scan Mode. When you press
again, the scan halts and the radio returns to Priority Mode. Press and hold
to save CH16 into memory but remain in Priority Mode.
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HI/LO / USER. Press and release to reduce to low power but remain in Priority Mode. Press and hold to enter User Mode. The radio switches to the
last-used User Mode channel but exits Priority Mode.
DW / TRI. This key is not available during Priority Mode and an error
tone sounds if pressed.
Selecting the Favourite (PLUS) Channel
The Ray101E enables you to program the 16/PLUS key to switch to a
Favourite (PLUS) Channel. The default is CH 9.
If on a working channel, press and hold the 16/
PLUS for greater than 3 seconds to switch to the
Favourite (PLUS) Channel at high power. The
default is CH 9.
If on Priority CH16, press and hold the 16/PLUS
for greater 3 seconds to switch to the Favourite
(PLUS) Channel at HI power. The default is CH 9.
If already on Favourite (PLUS) Channel, press
and release the 16/PLUS key to switch to Priority
Channel 16 at high power.
Reprogramming the Favourite (PLUS) Channel
1. Switch to the Favourite (PLUS) Channel.
2. Press and hold the 16/PLUS key for greater 3 seconds to switch to
Reprogram mode. An alert tone sounds and the current Favourite (PLUS)
Channel flashes.
3. Change the channel number with the UP and DOWN arrow keys.
4. Press and release the 16/PLUS key to save the new Favourite (PLUS)
selection. An alert tone sounds to indicate that the Favourite (PLUS) has
been changed.
Note: While reprogramming the Favourite (PLUS) Channel, the PTT,
DW/TRI and keys are disabled and an error beep sounds.
*
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4.10 Transmitting
Press and hold the Push-To-Talk (PTT) key to transmit on the selected
channel, then release to receive. The TX indicator appears while transmitting.
The radio is equipped with a timeout timer as per regulatory requirements.
After PTT has been held continuously for 5 minutes, transmission is
discontinued and the radio automatically returns to receive mode. An Error
beep is emitted 10 seconds before the time out is triggered and TX flashes on
the display until PTT is released.
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TO TALK
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The TX time out timer is reset once the PTT key is released.
Note: If the current channel is a TX-prohibited channel, an alarm sounds
when PTT is pressed, indicating such a transmission is not permitted.
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4.11 Turning On the Backlight
To toggle the display’s Backlight ON or OFF, press and release the
key.
When the Backlight setting is enabled, any key press except PTT turns on the
backlight for 5 seconds. If a key is pressed within the time frame, the time out
is reset.
4.12 Turning On the Keylock
To toggle the Keylock ON or OFF, press and hold the
key for 3
seconds. When Keylock is enabled, the lock icon appears on the display.
The Keylock setting protects the radio from any keypad entry except for PTT
and the backlight function.
Press and hold the
key again for 3 seconds to cancel the keylock.
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4.13 Using the Scan Modes
The RAY101E is equipped with three types of scan options: All Scan, Saved
(Memory) Scan and Priority Scan. If there are no channels in memory, the
default is All Scan.
This function automatically searches for transmissions on the channel set
being scanned. If a TX signal is received, the scan stops on the receiving
channel as long as it is present and the SCAN indicator flashes. If the signal is
lost for five seconds, the radio resumes scanning.
During the Scan Modes:
• Press the Channel UP/DOWN key to change the scan direction.
UP increments the channel while DOWN decrements it.
• Press and release SCAN/SAVE to terminate the SCAN mode.
• DW/TRI and keys do not function and sound an error beep if pressed.
*
Note: Scan modes are disabled when the ATIS operation is active.
All Scan
Press and release the SCAN/SAVE key when no channels are stored in
memory to activate the All Scan function.
The SCAN indicator appears on the LCD during All Scan.
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In All Scan mode, all channels in the
channel set are scanned in sequence,
assuming no channels have been stored in
memory. After the last channel number has
been scanned, the cycle repeats.
All Scan is demonstrated in the figure to the
left (including Private Channel M1).
Saved (Memory) Scan
Press and release the SCAN/SAVE key when there is at least one channel in
memory to activate the Saved Scan function.
In Saved Scan Mode, the SAVED and SCAN indicators appear on the LCD.
In Saved Scan mode, only the channels that
have been saved in memory are scanned in
sequence. After the last saved channel
number has been scanned, the cycle repeats.
Saved Scan is demonstrated in the figure to
the left.
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Priority All Scan
Press and hold the SCAN/SAVE key while All Scan is active to initiate
Priority Scan.
During Priority Scan, the PSCAN indicator appears on the LCD.
.
Priority Scan searches for activity on all
channels but alternates scanning the
Priority Channel 16 after each channel.
Priority Scan is demonstrated in the figure
to the left. This example includes Channel
M1, which is only used in the UK.
Priority Saved Scan
Press and hold the SCAN/SAVE key while Saved Scan is active to initiate
Priority Saved Scan.
The PSCAN and SAVED indicators appear on the LCD.
Priority Saved Scan is much like Priority
Scan except that the radio alternates
searching for activity on the Priority
Channel 16 and the channels stored in
memory.
Priority Saved Scan is demonstrated in the
figure to the left.
Press and hold SCAN/SAVE for 3 seconds to exit Priority/Priority Saved
Scan and return to All/Memory Scan.
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4.14 Adding Channels to Memory
The Ray101E can store any channel (including Private Channels). The stored
channels are the ones scanned in the Saved (Memory) Scan mode.
➤ To Add Channels to Memory
1. During normal operation mode, use the UP/DOWN key to select the
desired channel for programming.
2. Press and hold the SCAN/SAVE key for 3 seconds.
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The SAVED icon appears to indicate the current channel has been saved in
memory. Any number of channels can be saved as memory channels.
➤ To Delete Channels from Memory
1. During the normal mode, use the UP/DOWN key to select the channel to
be deleted.
2. Press and hold the SCAN/SAVE key for 3 seconds.
The selected channel is deleted from memory.
To view the channels set in memory, switch to USER mode, as described in
Section 4.16, USER Channel Mode.
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4.15 Using the Monitor Modes
The Watch Modes monitor the programmed Priority Channel and other userselected channel(s). The watch is halted when activity is detected on a
monitored channel. The Ray101E is equipped with 2 types of monitor
operations: Dual Watch and Tri Watch.
Note: Monitor modes are disabled when the ATIS operation is active.
Dual Watch
Press and release the DW/TRI key to activate the Dual Watch mode.
The DUAL indicator appears on the LCD.
Dual Watch monitors the current working channel
and Channel 16 in cycle.
Dual Watch is demonstrated in the figure to the left;
the sample working channel is CH 72.
Press and release the DW/TRI key to terminate Dual
Watch and return to the previous working channel.
Press and hold the DW/TRI key to terminate Dual
Watch mode and go into Tri Watch mode.
Press and release the 16/PLUS key to terminate Dual Watch mode and
switch to the Priority Channel.
Note: During Dual Watch mode, the SCAN/SAVE, USER, , and Channel
*
UP/DOWN keys are inactive and sounds an error beep if pressed.
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Tri Watch
Press and hold the DW/TRI key for 3 seconds to activate Tri Watch mode.
The TRI indicator appears on the LCD.
Tri Watch monitors in cycle Channel 16, the
current working channel and the channel you
have set as the Favourite (PLUS) Channel.
Tri Watch is demonstrated in the figure to the left;
the sample working channel is CH 72.
Press and release the DW/TRI key to terminate Tri Watch and return to the
previous working channel.
Press and release the 16/PLUS key to terminate Tri Watch mode and switch
to the Priority Channel.
Note: During Tri Watch Mode, the SCAN/SAVE, USER, , and Channel
*
UP/DOWN keys are inactive and sounds an error beep if pressed.
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4.16 USER Channel Mode
Press and hold the HI/LO / USER key while in normal operation mode to
enter User Mode. The USER and SAVED indicators appear.
USER Channel Mode displays only the channels that you have saved to
memory, which enables you to easily use your favourite channels while
bypassing unwanted or seldom-used channels during a scan.
Note: The procedure for saving a channel to memory is outlined in Section
4.14, Adding Channels to Memory.
While in User Mode:
•
•
•
•
Press and release the SCAN/SAVE key to start Memory Scan mode.
Press and release the Channel UP or Channel DOWN key to scroll
through the saved channels.
Press and hold the SCAN/SAVE key to delete the current channel from
memory list.
Press 16/PLUS to terminate User mode and switch to the Priority Channel.
Note: You cannot switch Channel sets while in User Mode. The key does
*
not function and sounds an error beep if pressed.
Press and hold the HI/LO / USER key for 3 seconds to quit User mode and
return to the last-used working channel.
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4.17 ATIS ID Number
The Automatic Transmission Identification System (ATIS) is used in some
European countries to identify vessels in their inland waterways. After the
PTT key is released following a transmission, the vessel’s ATIS ID number is
also transmitted.
You must enter your ATIS ID number into the Ray101E before the ATIS
system will be operational. Your ATIS number is derived from your vessels
call sign. Your authorized Raymarine dealer can assist you in decoding the
number.
Regulations in some regions may not allow end users to program their own
ATIS number. If this unit was purchased to be used in such a region, this
function will be disabled and the programming must be done by your
authorized Raymarine dealer/distributor.
Note: The ATIS ID is a ten digit number that always begins with a “9”. You
will only enter the last nine digits; the first 9 is automatically entered for you.
Programming the ATIS ID Number
1. With the radio powered OFF, simultaneously press and hold the
key and the key.
*
2. While still depressing the two keys, turn ON the radio.
The ATIS ID programming screen is displayed.
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The left digit indicates the digit position of the ATIS ID; the right digit, which
blinks continuously, indicates the value of that digit.
3. Use the CH UP/DOWN key to change the first digit to the correct value
for your particular ATIS ID.
The ATIS ID is a ten digit number that always begins with a “9”. You
will only be entering the last nine digits; the first “9” is automatically
entered for you. So, although it is technically the second number in the
sequence, it is the first digit you will be entering.
For example, if your ATIS ID = 9 244 03 8 0 7 5 and remembering that
the initial “9” has already been entered for you, press CH UP/DOWN
until the “2” appears, as follows.
4. When the correct value is flashing, press SCAN/SAVE key for 3 seconds
to confirm the selection.
The next digit position and its value appear.
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5. Press CH UP/DOWN to change the second digit to the correct value.
Using our example of ATIS ID = 9 244 03 8 0 7 5, press CH UP/DOWN
until the 4 appears.
6. Continue this process until all nine ATIS numbers have been entered.
7. You must now re-enter the ATIS ID a second time to confirm.
After entering a valid ATID ID for the second time, the radio flashes its
complete ATIS ID. The nine ATIS ID number pairs are flashed in
sequence, one set at a time on the screen.
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In our example, the sequence would be:
12
24
34
40
53
68
70
87
95
When complete, the radio returns to the last-used mode. If no channel is
found in the memory, the radio reverts to CH 16 at High Power setting.
If a different ATIS ID is entered the second time, the operation is cancelled and a long alarm tone is sounded.
8. Store the ATIS ID permanently into the radio by turning the radio OFF.
To exit ATIS programming mode without saving, press the 16/PLUS key at
any time to jump to priority Channel 16.
Note: After this programming, only your distributor can modify or erase the
ATIS ID.
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4.18 Resetting Factory Defaults
You can reset many radio settings back to their factory defaults:
•
•
•
•
Erase any channels stored in memory
Return to International channels, if another mode is selected
Turn OFF the Weather Alert setting, if active
Return power settings to their original state
➤ To perform the reset:
1. Turn the radio OFF.
2. Simultaneously press and hold the HI/LO / USER and keys.
*
3. While continuing to hold these keys, power the radio ON.
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The LCD remains blank for 2 seconds, and then the unit switches to channel
16
Appendix A: Specifications
Appendix A:
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Specifications
General
Approvals:
CE - conform to
EN301 178-2, EN300 968-2, -3
Size (H x W x D)
5.55”(141mm) x 2.4” (61mm) x 1.69” (43mm) without
antenna
Weight
12.6 oz (357g)
Power Source
7.2V DC (6 x AA Alkaline or AA Ni-MH Batteries)
Environmental:
Operating Range:
Storage Range:
Humidity:
Waterproof to IPX7
-10°C to +55°C
-20°C to +70°C
up to 95% at 35°C non-condensing
Frequency Range:
Transmit
Receive
156.025 To 157.425 MHz
156.050 To 163.275 MHz
Channels
55 International VHF Marine Band. 50 US and 60 Canadian channels also available if so programmed. Also, 10
Weather Channels (with weather alert), if so programmed (North America only).
Modulation
FM 16K0G3E
Channel Spacing
25 kHz Increments
Antenna Socket
SMA
Display
38.4mm x 48.3mm LCD
Built in Speaker
Ø40mm / Impedance 8 Ohm
Receiver
Sensitivity (12dB SINAD)
0.30µV
Squelch Sensitivity (threshold)
10 (± 2) dB SINAD
Audio Output Power At THD 5%
>/= 250 mW
Max S/N ratio @ 1 mV
40 dB
Audio Response
@300Hz
@2500Hz
+ 6 dB ± 3
–11dB ± 3
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Spurious Response Rejection Ratio
70 dB
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
70 dB
Intermodulation Rejection Ratio
68 dB
Scan Time per Channel
200 ms
Speaker Jack output
1.8 V (8ohm load @ max vol)
Current Drain at:
Max Audio Power
Standby
200 mA
40 mA
Hi Mode
Lo Mode
5 W ± 0.5
1 W ± 0.2
Carrier Frequency Tolerance
±10 PPM
Maximum Limiting
±5 KHz
Carrier Attack Time
80 ms
Transmitter
RF Power:
Audio Response
@300Hz
@2500Hz
–12dB ± 3
+6 dB ± 3
Audio Distortion @ 2.5KHz dew.
3%
Hum and Noise Ratio
35 dB
Spurious/Harmonic Emissions
< 60 dB
Mic Sensitivity for 3kHz
10 mV ± 3
Conducted Spurious Emission
<0.25 µW
Transient Frequency Behavior
TX on
TX off
30 ms
5 ms
Current Drain
Hi Power
Lo Power
Charging Current
1800 mA
700 mA
750 mA± 50
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Appendix B: Channel List
International VHF Marine Radio Channels & Frequencies
CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq
Use
01
156.050
160.650
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
02
156.100
160.700
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
03
156.150
160.750
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
04
156.200
160.800
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
05
156.250
160.850
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
06
156.300
156.300
07
156.350
160.950
08
156.400
156.400
x
Intership
09
156.450
156.450
x
Intership, Port Operations and Ship Movement
10
156.500
156.500
x
Intership, Port Operations and Ship Movement 2
11
156.550
156.550
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
12
156.600
156.600
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
13
156.650
156.650
x
Intership Safety, Port Operations and Ship Movement 3
14
156.700
156.700
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
15
156.750
156.750
x
Intership and On-board Communications at 1W only 4
16
156.800
156.800
x
Distress, Safety and Calling
17
156.850
156.850
x
Intership and On-board Communications at 1W only 4
18
156.900
161.500
Public Correspondence
19
156.950
161.550
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
20
157.000
161.600
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
21
157.050
161.650
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
22
157.100
161.700
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
23
157.150
161.750
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
x
Intership 1
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
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CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq
Use
24
157.200
161.800
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
25
157.250
161.850
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
26
157.300
161.900
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
27
157.350
161.950
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
28
157.400
162.000
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
60
156.025
160.625
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
61
156.075
160.675
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
62
156.125
160.725
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
63
156.175
160.775
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
64
156.225
160.825
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
65
156.275
160.875
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
66
156.325
160.925
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
67
156.375
156.375
x
Intership, Port Operations and Ship Movement
68
156.425
156.425
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
69
156.475
156.475
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
71
156.575
156.575
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
72
156.625
156.625
x
Intership
73
156.675
156.675
x
Intership 2
74
156.725
156.725
x
Port operations and Ship movement
75
156.775
156.775
x
See Note 5
76
156.825
156.825
x
See Note 5
77
156.875
156.875
x
Intership
78
156.925
161.525
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
79
156.975
161.575
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
80
157.025
161.625
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
81
157.075
161.675
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
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CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
82
157.125
161.725
x
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
83
157.175
161.775
x
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
84
157.225
161.825
x
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
85
157.275
161.875
x
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
86
157.325
161.925
x
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
87
157.375
157.375
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
88
157.425
157.425
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
•
•
•
Single
Freq
Use
Intership channels are for communications between ship stations. Intership communications should be restricted to Channels 6, 8, 72 and 77. If these are not available,
the other channels marked for Intership may be used.
Channels 10, 67 and 73 should be avoided within VHF range of coastal areas in
Europe and Canada.
Channel 70 is used exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and is not available for regular voice communications.
Notes:
1. Channel 06 may also be used for communications between ship stations and aircraft
engaged in coordinated search and rescue operations. Ship stations should avoid
harmful interference to such communications on channel 06 as well as to communications between aircraft stations, ice breakers and assisted ships during ice seasons.
2. Channels 10 or 73 (depending on location) are also used for the broadcast of Marine
Safety Information by the Maritime and Coast Guard Agency in the UK only.
3. Channel 13 is designated for use on a worldwide basis as a navigation safety communication channel, primarily for intership navigation safety communications.
4. Channels 15 and 17 may also be used for on-board communications provided the
effective radiated power does not exceed 1 Watt.
5. The use of Channels 75 and 76 should be restricted to navigation related communication only and all precautions should be taken to avoid harmful interference to
channel 16. Transmit power is limited to 1 Watt.
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European Private Channels and Frequencies
Channel
Number
TX
Freq
RX
Freq
Channel Use
Belgium
31A
96D
157.550
162.425
162.150
162.425
n/a
n/a
Denmark
L1
L2
155.500
155.525
155.500
155.525
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Denmark,
Finland,
Norway &
Sweden
F1
F2
F3
155.625
155.775
155.825
155.625
155.775
155.825
Fishing Boat
Fishing Boat
Fishing Boat
Finland,
Norway &
Sweden
L1
L2
L3
155.500
155.525
155.650
155.500
155.525
155.650
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Netherlands
31A
157.550
162.150
n/a
UK
M1
M2
157.850
161.425
157.850
161.425
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Country
Note: A license may be required to operate the radio on the private channels. It is your
responsibility to obtain the proper license to operate the radio on these frequencies.
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U.S. VHF Marine Radio Channels and Frequencies
CH.
No
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq
Use
01A
156.050
156.050
x
Port Operations and Commercial, VTS.
Available only in New Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.1
05A
156.250
156.250
x
Port Operations or VTS in the Houston, New Orleans and Seattle
areas.
06
156.300
156.300
x
Intership Safety
07A
156.350
156.350
x
Commercial
08
156.400
156.400
x
Commercial (Intership only)
09
156.450
156.450
x
Boater Calling. Commercial and Non-Commercial.
10
156.500
156.500
x
Commercial
11
156.550
156.550
x
Commercial. VTS in selected areas.
12
156.600
156.600
x
Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.
13
156.650
156.650
x
Intership Navigation Safety (Bridge-to-bridge). Ships >20meters in
length maintain a listening watch on this channel in US waters.2
14
156.700
156.700
x
Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.
15
-
156.750
x
Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class ‘C’ EPIRBs.
16
156.800
156.800
x
International Distress, Safety and Calling. Ships required to carry
radio, USCG, and most coast stations maintain a listening watch on
this channel.3
17
156.850
156.850
x
State Control
18A
156.900
156.900
x
Commercial
19A
156.950
156.950
x
Commercial
20
157.000
161.600
20A
157.000
157.000
x
Port Operations
21A
157.050
157.050
x
U.S. Coast Guard only
22A
157.100
157.100
x
Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts.
Broadcasts announced on channel 16.
23A
157.150
157.150
x
U.S. Coast Guard only
Port Operations (duplex)
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CH.
No
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq
Use
24
157.200
161.800
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
25
157.250
161.850
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
26
157.300
161.900
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
27
157.350
161.950
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
28
157.400
162.000
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
63A
156.175
156.175
x
Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New
Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
65A
156.275
156.275
x
Port Operations
66A
156.325
156.325
x
Port Operations
67
156.375
156.375
x
Commercial. Used for Bridge-to-bridge communications in lower
Mississippi River. Intership only.
68
156.425
156.425
x
Non-Commercial
69
156.475
156.475
x
Non-Commercial
71
156.575
156.575
x
Non-Commercial
72
156.625
156.625
x
Non-Commercial (Intership only)
73
156.675
156.675
x
Port Operations
74
156.725
156.725
x
Port Operations
77
156.875
156.875
x
Port Operations (Intership only)
78A
156.925
156.925
x
Non-Commercial
79A
156.975
156.975
x
Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only.
80A
157.025
157.025
x
Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only
81A
157.075
157.075
x
U.S. Government only – Environmental protection operations.
82A
157.125
157.125
x
U.S. Government only
83A
157.175
157.175
x
U.S. Coast Guard only
84
157.225
161.825
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
85
157.275
161.875
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
86
157.325
161.925
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
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CH.
No
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
87
157.375
161.975
Public Correspondence Marine Operator)
88
157.425
162.025
Public Correspondence only near Canadian border
88A
157.425
157.425
•
•
Single
Freq
Use
x
Commercial, Intership only
Boaters should normally use channels listed as Non-Commercial.
Channel 70 is used exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and is not available for regular voice communications.
Notes:
1. The letter “A” following a channel number indicates simplex use of the ship station
transmit side of an international duplex channel. Operations are different from that
of international operations on that channel.
2. Channel 13 should be used to contact a ship when there is danger of collision. All
ships of length 20 meters or greater are required to guard VHF channel 13, in addition to VHF channel 16, when operating within U.S. territorial waters.
3. Channel 16 is used for calling other stations or for distress alerting.
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Canadian VHF Marine Radio Channels and Frequencies
CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
01
156.050
160.650
PC
Public Correspondence
02
156.100
160.700
PC
Public Correspondence
03
156.150
160.750
PC
Public Correspondence
04A
156.200
156.200
PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue1
04A
156.200
156.200
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only
05A
156.250
156.250
06
156.300
156.300
All areas
Intership, Commercial, Non-commercial and Safety:
May be used for search and rescue communications between
ships and aircraft.
07A
156.350
156.350
All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial
08
156.400
156.400
WC, EC
Intership, Commercial and Safety:
Also assigned for operations in the Lake Winnipeg area.
09
156.450
156.450
AC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: May be used to communicate with aircraft and
helicopters in predominantly maritime support operations.
10
156.500
156.500
AC, GL
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety
and Ship Movement: May also be used for communications
with aircraft engaged in coordinated search and rescue and
antipollution operations.
11
156.550
156.550
PC, AC, GL
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: Also used for pilotage purposes.
12
156.600
156.600
WC, AC, GL
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: Port operations and pilot information and messages.
13
156.650
156.650
All areas
Intership, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship Movement:
Exclusively for bridge-to-bridge navigational traffic.
14
156.700
156.700
AC, GL
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: Port operations and pilot information and messages.
Ship Movement
Appendix B: Channel List
RCV
Freq
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CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
15
156.750 156.750
All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: All operations limited to 1-watt maximum power.
May also be used for on-board communications.
16
156.800
156.800
All areas
International Distress, Safety and Calling2
17
156.850
156.850
All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement: All operations limited to 1-watt maximum power.
May also be used for on-board communications.
18A
156.900
156.900 All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Towing on the Pacific Coast.
19A
156.950
156.950
All areas
except PC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard only.
19A
156.950
156.950
PC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Various Government departments.
20
157.000
161.600
All areas
Ship/Shore, Safety and Ship Movement:
Port operations only with 1-watt maximum power.
21A
157.050
157.050 All areas
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard only.
21B
-
161.650
All areas
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.3
22A
157.100
157.100
All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial and Non-commercial:
For communications between Canadian Coast Guard and nonCanadian Coast Guard stations only.
23
157.150
161.750
PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence:
Also in the inland waters of British Columbia and the Yukon.
24
157.200
161.800
All areas
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
25
157.250
161.850
PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence: Also assigned for
operations in the Lake Winnipeg area.
25B
-
161.850
AC
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
26
157.300
161.900
All areas
Ship/Shore, Safety and Public Correspondence
27
157.350
161.950
AC, GL, PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
28
157.400
162.000
PC
Ship/Shore, Safety and Public Correspondence
28B
-
162.000
AC
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
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CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
60
156.025
160.625
PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
61A
156.075
156.075
PC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard only.
61A
156.075
156.075
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
62A
156.125 156.125
PC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard only.
62A
156.125
156.125
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
64
156.225
160.825
PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
64A
156.225
156.225 EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
65A
156.275
156.275
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety:
Search & rescue and antipollution operations on the Great
Lakes. Towing on the Pacific Coast. Port operations only in the
St. Lawrence River areas with 1W maximum power. Pleasure
craft in the inland waters of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (excluding Lake Winnipeg and the Red River).
66A
156.325
156.325
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety
and Ship Movement: Port operations only in the St.Lawrence
River/Great Lakes Areas with 1-watt maximum power.
67
156.375
156.375
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
67
156.375
156.375
All areas
except EC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety:
May also be used for communications with aircraft engaged in
coordinated search and rescue and antipollution operations.
68
156.425
156.425
All areas
Intership, Ship/Shore and Non-commercial:
For marinas and yacht clubs.
69
156.475
156.475
All areas
except EC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial and Non-commercial
69
156.475
156.475
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
71
156.575
156.575
PC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety
and Ship Movement
Appendix B: Channel List
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CH
No.
XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
71
156.575
156.575
72
156.625
156.625
EC, PC
Intership, Commercial and Non-commercial:
May be used to communicate with aircraft and helicopters in
predominantly maritime support operations.
73
156.675
156.675
EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only
73
156.675
156.675
All areas
except EC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial, Safety:
May also be used for communications with aircraft engaged in
coordinated search and rescue and antipollution operations.
74
156.725
156.725
EC, PC
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and Ship
Movement
75
-
-
All areas
Not available – Guard band for Channel 16
76
-
-
All areas
Not available – Guard band for Channel 16
77
156.875
156.875
78A
156.925
156.925
EC, PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial
79A
156.975
156.975
EC, PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial
80A
157.025
157.025
EC, PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial
81A
157.075
157.075
81A
157.075
157.075
PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard antipollution.
82A
157.125
157.125
PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard use only.
82A
157.125
157.125
83
157.175
161.775
PC
Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard use only.
83A
157.175
157.175
EC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard and other Government agencies.
Intership, Ship/Shore and Non-commercial: For marinas and
yacht clubs on the East Coast and on Lake Winnipeg.
Intership, Ship/Shore, Safety and Ship Movement:
Pilotage on Pacific Coast. Port operations only in the St.
Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas with 1W maximum power.
Intership and Ship/Shore: Canadian Coast Guard use only in
the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas.
Intership and Ship/Shore: Canadian Coast Guard use only in
the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas.
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CH
No.
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XMIT
Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
83B
-
161.775
AC, GL
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service.
84
157.225
161.825
PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
85
157.275
161.875
AC, GL, NL
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
86
157.325
161.925 PC
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
87
157.375
161.975
AC, GL, NL
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
88
157.425
162.025
AC, GL, NL
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
Area of Operation
AC: Atlantic Coast, Gulf and St. Lawrence River up to and including Montreal
EC (East Coast): includes NL, AC, GL and Eastern Arctic areas
GL: Great Lakes (including St. Lawrence above Montreal)
NL: Newfoundland and Labrador
PC: Pacific Coast
WC (West Coast): Pacific Coast, Western Arctic and Athabasca-Mackenzie Watershed areas
All areas: includes East and West Coast areas
Notes:
1. The letter “A” following a channel number indicates simplex use of the ship station
transmit side of an international duplex channel. Operations are different from that
of international operations on that channel.
2. Channel 16 is used for calling other stations or for distress alerting.
3. The letter “B” following a channel number indicates simplex use of the coast station
transmit side of an international duplex channel. That is, the channel is Receive
Only.
4. Channel 70 is used exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and is not available for regular voice communications.
Appendix B: Channel List
WX Channels (North America only)
Weather
Channel
Frequency
in MHz
WX 1
162.550
WX 2
162.400
WX 3
162.475
WX 4
162.425
WX 5
162.450
WX 6
162.500
WX 7
162.525
WX 8
161.650
WX 9
161.775
WX 10
163.275
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Appendix C: Glossary
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Appendix C: Glossary
Term
Meaning
All Scan
A feature that scans all channels.
ATIS
Automatic Transmission Identification System. Used for inland
waterways in some European countries.
Canadian Channels
Channel designator as defined by Industry Canada.
CH
Channel selection key
Dual Watch
A feature that monitors the Priority Channel 16 while working on
another channel.
Duplex
Transmit and receive on different frequencies
FCC
Federal Communications Commission (US)
International Channels
Channel designator as defined by the ITU
ITU
International Telecommunications Union
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
NOAA
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
Priority Channel
Channel 16
Priority Mode
Initiated by pressing the 16/PLUS key, this mode instantly places the
radio at Channel 16 at high power.
Priority Scan (PSCAN)
A feature that alternates monitoring the Priority Channel 16 with
each of the regular channels
PTT switch
Microphone Push-To-Talk switch
RF
Radio Frequency
RX
Receive
Saved Scan
Scans only user-selected memory channels
Simplex
Transmit and receive on the same frequency
Squelch
A circuit that sets the threshold for cutting off the receiver when the
signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise.
TX
Transmit
Tri Watch
A function that monitors the Priority Channel and (previously programmed) Favourite Channel while working on another channel.
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Term
Meaning
US Channels
Channel designations as defined by the FCC.
VOL
Volume key
VHF
Very High Frequency (30MHz to 300MHz)
Weather (WX) Channels
Channels for routine and emergency weather information
broadcast by NOAA (USA).
Working Channel
The currently-selected (non-priority, non-WX) channel.
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Index
Symbols
"*" key 9
"I" indicator 11
"P" indicator 11
Numerics
16/PLUS key 9
A
Adding channels to memory 24
All Scan function 21
Antenna 3
ATIS 2
ATIS indicator 11
B
Backlight 9, 20
BAND function 16
Battery 4
Charging 6
Level indicator 11
Tray 4
Type switch 5
Belt Clip 4
E
Equipment supplied 3
F
Features 1
Frequency Band 16
Frequency settings
Canadian channels 42
International channels 35
US channels 39
WX channels 47
G
Glossary 49
H
HI/LO / USER key 9
HI/LO indicator 12
HI/LOW power selection 9, 14
I
Installation 3
International channels 35
K
Keylock 9, 20
Keylock indicator 11
Keypad 7
C
L
Canadian channels 42
CH indicator 11
Channel List
Canadian frequencies 42
International frequencies 35
US frequencies 39
WX frequencies 47
Channel Set selection 9
Channel Sets 16
Channel setting 15
Channel UP/DOWN 9
Charging batteries 6
Conventions iii
LCD display 10
Licensing requirements 2
D
Delete channels from memory 24
DUAL indicator 12
Dual Watch 9, 25
M
Memory 24
Monitor modes 25, 26
P
Power 8
Power ON/OFF 13
Power selection 14
Priority Channel 17
Priority Mode 11, 17
Priority Scan function 23
PSCAN indicator 11
PTT 8, 19
Push-To-Talk key 19
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R
Recharging batteries 6
RX indicator 10
S
Save channels to memory 24
SAVED indicator 11
Saved Scan function 22
Scan function 21
SCAN indicator 11
SCAN/SAVE key 9
Signal strength 12
Squelch 8, 14
T
Transmitting 19
TRI indicator 12
Tri Watch 9, 26
TX 19
TX indicator 10
U
US channels 39
USER Channel Mode 9, 27
USER indicator 10
V
Volume 13
W
Warning iv
Warranty iii
Weather Alert 16
Weather Channels 15
Wrist Strap 4
WX 15
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