Uniden OCEANUS Specifications

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Maritime Radio Services Operation
Warning!
This transmitter will operate on channels/ frequencies that have
restricted use in the United States. The channel assignments
include frequencies assigned for exclusive use of the U.S. Coast
Guard, use in Canada, and use in international waters. Operation
in these frequencies without proper authorization is strictly
forbidden. For frequencies/channels that are currently for use in
the U.S. without an individual license, please contact the FCC
Call Center at 1-888-CALL-FCC.
For individuals requiring a license, such as commercial users, you should obtain
a license application from your nearest FCC field office.
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Contents
Uniden OCEANUS .................................................................................1
Controls and Indicators...........................................................................2
Front Panel ........................................................................................2
Rear Panel Connectors .....................................................................3
Multi-Function Keys ...........................................................................5
Installation...............................................................................................7
Choosing a Location..........................................................................7
Engine Noise Suppression ................................................................8
Antenna Considerations ....................................................................8
Installing the OCEANUS ...................................................................9
Operation ..............................................................................................10
Triple Watch.....................................................................................10
Manual Tuning .................................................................................10
Instant Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications .............................10
Weather Scan ..................................................................................11
US/International/Canadian Channels ..............................................11
MEM (Entering channel numbers into Memory Scan).....................11
Memory Scan ..................................................................................12
Public Address.................................................................................12
Weather Alert...................................................................................12
Transmitting .....................................................................................13
Dimming the LCD Display Backlight ...............................................13
Transmitter Time-Out.......................................................................13
VHF FM Marine RadioTelephone Channel and Functions
(USA Channels) ....................................................................................14
VHF FM Marine RadioTelephone Channel and Functions
(International Channels) .......................................................................15
VHF FM Marine RadioTelephone Channel and Functions
(Canadian Channels)............................................................................16
Specifications........................................................................................17
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................18
Care and Maintenance .........................................................................19
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Uniden OCEANUS
The Uniden OCEANUS VHF marine radio transceiver has been
designed to give you a rugged, reliable instrument that will provide you
with years of trouble-free service.
With proper care and maintenance, your Uniden OCEANUS will outlast
your present vessel and serve you well on-board. The full features and
flexibility designed into this quality transceiver will prevent it from
becoming obsolete regardless of changes in craft or geographic
locations.
The technical excellence of the Uniden OCEANUS is demonstrated by
the multiplicity of uses for which it has been found acceptable by the
U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The Uniden OCEANUS is
acceptable for compulsory use on “party boats,” for use on vessels
subject to the Great Lakes Radio Agreement or bridge-to-bridge
requirements, for general pleasure and commercial vessels, and certain
land stations in marine service.
The Uniden OCEANUS is of all solid state design with conservatively
rated, rugged components and materials compatible with the marine
environment. The transceiver utilizes a number of gaskets, sealing rings,
waterproof membranes, and other sealants to effect a splashproof
housing for protection of the electronics. The unit may be mounted in
any number of convenient locations on your vessel by utilizing the
universal mounting bracket.
You are encouraged to thoroughly read the rest of this Operating Guide
to acquaint yourself with the characteristics and operation of your
transceiver so that you can contribute to the longevity of your
investment.
Keep your receipt as proof-of-purchase in case warranty service is
required.
NOTE: • Features, specifications, and availability of optional
accessories are all subject to change without notice.
• The color of your OCEANUS may vary.
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Controls and Indicators
Front Panel
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2
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5
8
4 567 8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
9
CHANNEL - This control is used to manually select the desired
Communication Channel (01 - 28 and 60 - 88), or Weather
Channel (0 - 9).
LCD Panel - Indicators for TX, SCAN, TRI, U, I, C, HI, LO, MEM,
WX, WX ALERT, and Channel Number.
POWER/VOLUME (On/Off/Volume) - Turns the OCEANUS On or
Off and varies the audio output.
WX (Weather mode On/Off)
16/9 (Channel 16/Channel 9; also located on microphone)
MEM (Memory)
H/L (Output Power Hi/Low)
STEP (also located on microphone)
SQUELCH - Eliminates background noise when no signal is being
received.
Press - to - talk (PTT) Switch - Press to transmit and release to
receive.
Note: Items 4 through 8 are Multi-Function keys. Refer to the
“Multi-Function Keys” section for detailed descriptions.
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Rear Panel Connectors
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13
12
14
(Ground)
11.
PA Speaker Out
(using supplied pins)
+13.8V
12.
13.
14.
Ground
Antenna Connector - Connect the antenna here using a type
PL259 connector.
Remote Speaker Connector - An external 4 ohm, 4 Watt speaker
may be connected to this jack. The connecting wire must have a
miniature plug.
DC Power and PA Speaker Output - The “Pigtail” cord and
connector are power in and PA Speaker out.
Supplied Power Cord - Connect supplied power cord to the keyed
connector.
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24.
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U (US) - Indicates US Channel Mode.
I (International) - Indicates International Channel Mode.
C (Canada) - Indicates Canada Channel Mode.
TRI (Triple Watch) - Indicates Triple Watch Mode is in effect.
SCAN - Indicates Normal Scan Mode.
TX (Transmit) - Indicates transmitting.
HI (High) - Indicates transmitted output is 25 Watts.
LO (Low) - Indicates transmitted output is 1 Watt.
MEM (Memory) - Indicates Memory Scan Mode status for each
channel selected.
LCD Numerical Channel Display - Indicates Channel Number in
use. Weather Channels are displayed as single digits.
(Example: 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.) Communication Channels are displayed
as two digits (Example: 01, 02, 03, etc.).
Note: LCD Status Indicators appear when status is selected by
pressing the corresponding button.
WX - Indicates Weather Channel Mode has been activated.
(Weather Alert) - Indicates Weather Alert mode.
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Multi-Function Keys
4 567 8
4.
5.
WX (Weather) - This key is used to switch between monitoring
weather channels and communication channels. This key is also
used to activate the Weather Alert Mode.
• Press WX to switch between weather and communication
channels.
• Press and hold WX to turn the Weather Alert Mode On/Off.
16/9 - This key is used to instantly access Channel 16 and
Channel 9 communications. This key is also used to access
Triple Watch, and when used in conjunction with MEM, this key
lets you change between Channel Modes of Operation.
• Press 16/9 to access instant Channel 16/Channel 9
communications.
• Press and hold 16/9 to turn Triple Watch On/Off.
• Press MEM, then press 16/9 to switch between US,
International or Canada Channel Modes.
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MEM - This key enters channels in the Memory Scan Mode.
When used in conjunction with H/L, the LCD Panel brightness can
be adjusted. When used in conjunction with the 16/9 key, the
Channel Mode of Operation can be selected.
• Press MEM to enter a selected channel in Memory Scan
Mode.
• Press and hold MEM, then press H/L to adjust the LCD Panel
light intensity from bright to dim. Repeat this action to return to
the bright intensity setting.
• Press and hold MEM, and then press 16/9 to change the
Channel Mode of Operation between US, International, or
Canada.
H/L - This key is used to switch between HI (25 Watts) where
allowed, or LO (1 Watt) output power. When pressed and held,
this key activates the PA mode and, when used in conjunction
with the MEM key, this key adjusts the brightness of the LCD
Panel.
• Press H/L to switch between HI and LO output power.
• Press and hold H/L to access the Public Address Mode.
• Press and hold MEM, and then press H/L to adjust the
brightness of the LCD Panel backlight.
The LCD Panel backlight indicator is at the brightest level when
the OCEANUS is shipped from the factory.
STEP - This key is used to step through the channels entered in
the Memory Scan Mode. When pressed and held, this key also
starts and stops the SCAN Mode.
• Press STEP to step to a desired channel.
• Press and hold STEP to begin the Channel Scan Mode and
initiate Triple Watch automatically.
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Installation
Caution: The OCEANUS will only operate with nominal 12 volt
negative ground battery systems.
It is important to carefully determine the most suitable location for your
OCEANUS on your vessel. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental
considerations must all be taken into account. You should select the
optimum relationship among these considerations.
Keep in mind the flexibility designed into the OCEANUS so that
you can most conveniently use your radio. Features which should be
considered are:
1.
The universal mounting bracket may be installed on either the top
or bottom of a shelf, on a bulkhead, or for overhead mounting.
2.
The REMOTE speaker jack can be used with an auxiliary
speaker.
3.
All connections are “plug-in” type for easy removal of the radio.
4.
Front fire internal speaker allows convenient in-dash mounting
using the optional bracket.
Choosing a Location
Some important factors to consider in selecting the location for your
OCEANUS:
1.
Select a location that is free from spray and splash.
2.
Keep the battery leads as short as possible. Direct connection to
the battery is most desirable. If direct connection cannot be made
with the supplied power lead, any extension should be made with
#10 AWG wire. Long extensions should use larger gauge wire.
3.
Keep the antenna lead as short as possible. Long antenna leads
can cause substantial loss of performance for both receiving and
transmitting.
4.
Locate your antenna as high as possible and clear from metal
objects. The reliable range of coverage is a direct function of the
antenna height.
5.
Select a location that does not allow the radio to be subjected to
direct sunlight (including that coming through windows).
6.
Select a location that allows free air flow around the heat sink on
the rear of the radio.
7.
Select a location well away from the ship’s compass. Auxiliary
speakers also should be located away from the compass.
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Engine Noise Suppression
Interference from the impulse noise generated by the electrical systems
of engines is sometimes a problem with radios. The OCEANUS has
been designed to be essentially impervious to ignition impulse noise and
alternator noise. However, in some installations it may be necessary to
take measures to further reduce the effect of noise interference. All DC
battery wires, antenna lead, and accessory cables should be routed
away from the engine and engine compartment, and from power cabling
carrying high currents.
In severe cases of impulse noise interference, it may be necessary to
install a noise suppression kit. Contact your Uniden Dealer for more
information.
Antenna Considerations
A variety of antennas are available from a number of quality suppliers. It
is recommended you draw upon the advice of your Uniden Dealer in
determining a suitable antenna for your vessel and range requirements.
In general, communication range is increased by using a high-gain
antenna placed as high as possible above the water line. Antennas
should be located away from metal objects. Antennas should not have
excessively long coaxial feed cables.
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Installing the OCEANUS
After you have carefully considered the various factors affecting your
choice of location, position the radio (with the bracket, microphone,
power cord, antenna and any auxiliary cables installed) into the selected
location to assure there is no interference with the surrounding items.
Mark the location of the mounting bracket. Remove the bracket from the
radio and use it as a template to mark the holes to be drilled for the
mounting hardware. Drill the holes and mount the bracket with hardware
compatible with the material of the mounting surface.
Note:
This HEXAGON HEAD BOLT is
only for mounting the bracket
with hardware. Do not use it for
installing the radio in the
mounting bracket.
Connect the red wire of the supplied power cord to the positive (+)
battery supply. Connect the black wire of the power cord to ground. The
power cord is equipped with a fuse to protect the radio. Use only a Six
(6) Ampere fast blow fuse for replacement. Connect the power cord to
the keyed connector on the power “pigtail”.
Connect the antenna and all other auxiliary cables and accessories.
Install the radio in the mounting bracket and connect all cables and
accessories to the appropriate jacks and connectors.
Note:
Do not use any other mounting
knobs than the ones enclosed.
Do not insert the knobs without
attaching the bracket.
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Operation
1.
2.
Turn the unit on by rotating the power/volume control clockwise.
Adjust the SQUELCH control counterclockwise until you hear
background noise, and then turn it clockwise just until the noise
disappears.
Triple Watch
Triple Watch monitors Channel 16 and Channel 9 for activity every two
seconds while scanning or monitoring.
To activate Triple Watch, press and hold 16/9 until two short beeps are
heard. The TRI indicator appears on the LCD panel, indicating Triple
Watch mode is in effect. If a signal is received on either Channel 16 or
Channel 9, the radio remains on that channel until the signal ends.
Press and hold 16/9 until a tone is heard to cancel Triple Watch Mode.
Manual Tuning
To manually select a channel, press the CHANNEL ▲/▼ buttons (▲/▼)
to select the desired channel. Weather Channels are located on
Channels 0 - 9. Communication Channels are located on Channels 01 28 and 60 - 88.
Instant Channel 16/Channel 9 Communications
To access instant Channel 16 or Channel 9 communications, press 16/9.
This overrides the channel selected with the CHANNEL ▲/▼ selector
buttons or any scanning activity. The Channel Display indicates the unit
is on Channel 16. Press 16/9 again to access Channel 9
communications. Press and release 16/9 a third time to release the
switch (Off). The transceiver will return to the channel selected prior to
accessing instant Channel 16/Channel 9 communications. The Channel
Display will indicate the selected channel.
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To cancel Channel 16/Channel 9 communications:
• Press 16/9 until previous channel setting appears.
—or—
• Press WX.
Weather Scan
To scan only Weather Channels 0 - 9, press WX, and then press and
hold STEP. The WX indicator will appear on the LCD Panel, indicating
Weather Mode.
To exit from Weather Scanning:
• Press and hold STEP to end scan.
• Press 16/9 to change to Channel 16/Channel 9 communications.
—or—
• Press WX to change to standard channel communications.
US/International/Canadian Channels
To select operation (communication and scanning) on US Channels,
press MEM, then press 16/9 while holding MEM. U (USA),
I (International), or C (Canadian) will appear on the LCD Panel.
Select the appropriate mode for operation.
MEM (Entering channel numbers into Memory Scan)
You can enter channels into Memory Scan for instant scanning at any
time. When a channel is selected for Memory Scan, the MEM indicator
will appear on the LCD display.
To enter a channel number into Memory Scan, select the channel
number you want stored by pressing the CHANNEL ▲/▼ button, and
then press MEM.
Note:
In order for all functions of the OCEANUS to work properly, at
least two channel numbers must be entered into Memory Scan
before operating the radio.
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Memory Scan
To scan channels stored in Memory Scan, press and hold STEP. In the
Memory Scan Mode, the OCEANUS scans only those channel numbers
previously entered into Memory Scan. If no channel has been entered
into Memory Scan, an error tone sounds and the LCD Panel does not
change.
Note:
While in Memory Scan Mode, pressing the 16/9 button three
times or pressing and holding STEP will return the radio to the
channel it was on prior to accessing Memory Scan.
Public Address
To access the Public Address Mode, press and hold H/L. The PA icon
will appear in the display. Press the PTT switch on the microphone, hold
the microphone approximately two inches from your mouth, and speak
clearly in a normal voice. To cancel PA, press and hold H/L.
Weather Alert
The Weather Alert Mode can be activated to alert you of dangerous
weather. When Weather Alert is turned on, and a warning signal is
received, a siren will sound at full volume, regardless of the volume
setting. When the signal stops, you will hear the active weather channel
broadcast at normal volume.
The
icon indicates the Weather Alert Mode is activated. To activate
the Weather Alert Mode:
1.
Press WX to select Weather mode press and hold WX.
2.
Press and hold STEP to begin Weather Channel Scan.
—or—
1.
Manually select the active Weather Channel after selecting WX.
2.
Press and hold WX to activate the Weather Alert Mode. To cancel
the Weather Alert Mode, press and hold WX again.
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Transmitting
When the power is turned on, the transmitter is set for 25 Watts (except
for USA Channels 13 and 67, and CANADA channels 13, 15, 17 and
20). The HI indicator will appear on the LCD Panel, indicating 25 Watt
output power. In order to comply with FCC Regulations contained in 47
CFR 80.215 (g) (3), USA Channels 13 and 67 transmit at 1 Watt
regardless of the H/L selector setting. However, 25 Watt output for
emergency use is available by pressing H/L while pressing the PTT
switch. When the H/L switch is released, the radio returns to the
1 Watt position.
To switch to the LO (1 Watt) position, press H/L. The LO indicator will
appear on the LCD Panel, indicating 1 Watt output power. The LO
position should always be used for in-port or short range
communications.
Press H/L to switch to the HI (25 Watt) position. The HI indicator will
appear on the LCD Panel, indicating 25 Watt output power.
To activate the transmitter, press the PTT switch on the microphone.
The TX indicator appears on the LCD Panel, indicating a signal is being
transmitted. Release the switch to receive. When transmitting, hold the
microphone approximately two inches from your mouth and speak
clearly in a normal voice.
Note:
You cannot transmit on Weather Channels 0 - 9 or Channel 15.
The Channel Number in the LCD Panel will blink to indicate
these channels are “receive-only”.
Dimming the LCD Display Backlight
When the OCEANUS is turned on, the LCD Panel will be brightest.
Pressing the MEM and H/L buttons will change the brightness.
The last setting will remain in memory. When you turn on the radio the
next time, the display will be at this setting.
Transmitter Time-Out
If the PTT switch on your microphone is held for more than 5-minutes,
the OCEANUS transmitter automatically shuts off, a warning tone
sounds, and the TX indicator begins to flash. This prevents damage to
your receiver, and – in the event that the transmission is unintentional –
communication frequencies will not be jammed.
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(USA Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WX0
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
SHIP
TO SHORE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
156.050
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
VTS
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
156.150
156.150
Port Ops
Yes
Yes
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
—
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
161.600
157.050
157.100
157.150
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
VTS
Safety
Com’l
Com’l
Com’l & Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops
Navigational, TX 1W only
Port Ops
Environmental
Safety Calling
State Control
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops, RX Duplex
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes,
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
156.075
156.075
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
157.425
Port Ops
Port Ops
Com’l, TX 1W only
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Port Ops
Port Ops
Port Ops
Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Coast Guard
US Govt Only
Coast Guard
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Com’l
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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PERMANENT
SCAN LIST
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Coast Guard
Fish
Environmental
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(International Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WXO
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.025
156.075
156.125
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
160.650
160.700
160.750
160.800
160.850
156.300
160.950
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
161.500
161.550
161.600
161.650
161.700
161.750
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
160.625
160.675
160.725
160.775
160.825
160.875
160.925
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
161.525
161.575
161.625
161.675
161.725
161.775
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
162.025
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
VTS,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
VTS,Duplex
Safety
Com’,Duplexl
Com’l
Com’l & Non Com’l
Com’l
Com’l
Port Ops
Navigational
Port Ops
Environmental
Safety Calling
State Control
Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Port Ops,Duplex
Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Non Com’l
Port Ops
Port Ops
Port Ops
Non Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
US Govt Only,Duplex
Coast Guard,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Public Corresp,Duplex
Com’l,Duplex
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SHIP
TO SHORE
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PERMANENT
SCAN LIST
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Fish
Environmental
Busy
Busy
Busy
Busy
Busy
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
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VHF FM Marine Radio Telephone
Channel and Functions
(Canadian Channels)
CHANNEL
DESIG
WXO
WX1
WX2
WX3
WX4
WX5
WX6
WX7
WX8
WX9
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
FREQUENCY (MHz)
TRANSMIT RECEIVE
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
157.000
157.050
157.100
157.150
157.200
157.250
157.300
157.350
157.400
156.025
156.075
156.125
156.175
156.225
156.275
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.875
156.925
156.975
157.025
157.075
157.125
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.425
163.275
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
160.650
160.700
160.750
156.200
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
156.900
156.950
161.600
157.050
157.100
161.750
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
160.625
156.075
156.125
156.175
160.825
156.275
156.325
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
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
162.025
TYPE OF
TRAFFIC
SHIP
TO SHIP
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
NOAA Weather
Can. Weather
Can. Weather
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
1W
1W
1W
Duplex, 1W
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
SHIP
TO SHORE
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
RX Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PERMANENT
SCAN LIST
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Weather
Fish
Environmental
Busy
Busy
Busy
Busy
Busy
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Tel.
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
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Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish
Coast Guard
Coast Guard
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
Busy Tel.
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Specification
General
Channels
Controls
Status Indicators
Channel Display
Selector Switch
Buttons
Connectors
Size
Weight
Supply Voltage
Standard Accessories
Antenna Impedance
Microphone
Speaker
Operating Temperature Range
Shock and Vibration
FCC Approvals
Transmitter
Power Output
Power Requirement
Modulation
Hum and Noise Signal-to-Noise
Audio Distortion
: Transmit 54
Receive 77 Marine/10 Weather
: On-Off/Volume, Squelch
: TX (transmit), SCAN, TRI, U, I, C, HI, LO, MEM,
WX, and WX alert symbol on LCD Panel
: LCD (Dual 7 segment)
: Channel Selector switch
: WX, 16/9, MEM, H/L, and STEP
: Antenna, remote speaker, and DC power
: 73 mmH x 181 mmW x 132 mmL
: 1.1 kg (microphone: 180 g)
: 13.8V DC negative ground
: Mounting bracket and hardware, DC power cord,
microphone hanger, spare fuse, EXT SP PLUG
(ø3.5), 2 Terminals for PA
: 50 Ω nominal
: Rugged 2 kΩ condenser mic element with
coiled cord
: 1.82 inch, 8W
: –20 °C to + 50 °C (–4 °F to +122 °F)
: Meets or exceeds EIA standards, RS152B and
RS204C
: Type accepted under part 80 of the Rules; meets
Great Lakes Agreement and party boat
requirements
:
:
:
:
:
Spurious Suppression
Output Power Stabilization
Frequency Range
Frequency Stability
:
:
:
:
Receiver
Frequency Range
Sensitivity
Circuit
Squelch Sensitivity
Spurious Response
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Audio Output Power
Power Requirement
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
IF Frequencies
1 watt or 25 watt (switch selectable)
Not rated on LO, 25 watts output: 4.5A@13.8V DC
FM ±5 kHz deviation (FCC designator F3E)
42 dB@300 Hz, 3 kHz (nominal)
Less than 3% with 3 kHz deviation with 1000 Hz
modulating frequency (nominal)
–56 dB @ 1 watt, –65 dB @ 25 watts
Built-in automatic level control (ALC)
156 to 158 MHz
±0.79 kHz @ –20°C to + 50°C
156 to 163 MHz
0.25 µV for 12 dB SINAD, 0.35 µV for 20 dB S/N
Dual Conversion Super Heterodyne PLL
0.5 µV Threshold
60 dB
60 dB @ ±25 kHz
3.0 watts (10% Distortion)
230 mA @ 13.8V DC squelched, 0.7A @ 13.8V
DC at maximum audio output
: 1st –16.9 MHz, 2nd –455 kHz
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Troubleshooting
If the OCEANUS does not perform to your expectations, try the
suggestions listed below. If you cannot get satisfactory results, call the
Uniden Customer Service Center at (800) 586-0409, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
SYMPTOM
Won’t power on.
CAUSE
No or low voltage.
REMEDY
Check for proper voltage
getting to the set.
Reverts to Ch.16
when Tx key is
pressed.
Low current or
voltage.
Connect to a source of
12VDC that can supply at
least 4 Amps.
When the PTT is
pressed - Tx light
comes on and
another radio can
hear a “click” but no
audio is heard.
Bad mic element.
Send in for repair.
A source of noise is Eliminate the source of
While scanning the
nearby.
the noise or delete the
radio stops on a
channel from the
particular channel all
scanner.
of the time.
There is noise on
the receiver that the
squelch will not
eliminate.
An external noise is Either turn off the
being generated by offending device or
some device.
contact that Mfg.
Regarding FCC part 15
“unintentional radiator”.
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Care and Maintenance
Your OCEANUS is a precision 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:
• 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 the case of an emergency. A defective antenna may
cause damage to your radio.
• You are responsible for the continued FCC technical compliance
of your radio.
• You are urged to arrange for periodic performance checks with
your Uniden Marine Dealer.
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Three Year Limited Warranty
WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORPORATION (“Uniden”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for three years, to the original
retail owner, this Uniden Product to be free from defects in materials and
craftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user shall terminate and
be of no further effect 36 months after the date of original retail sale. The
warranty is invalid if the Product is (A) damaged or not maintained as
reasonable or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used as part of any
conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden,
(C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an
authorized Uniden service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts or as part of any
system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F) installed or programmed by anyone
other than as detailed by the Operating Guide for this product.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform to
this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, warrantor will repair the
defect and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost
(except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or its representatives in
connection with the performance of this warranty. THE LIMITED WARRANTY
SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE WARRANTY PERTAINING
TO THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS,
IMPLIED OR ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT
COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow this
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is void
outside the United States of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: If, after
following the instructions in this Operating Guide you are certain that the Product
is defective, pack the Product carefully (preferably in its original packaging).
Include evidence of original purchase and a note describing the defect that has
caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by
traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at:
Uniden America Corporation
Parts and Service Division
4700 Amon Carter Blvd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155
(800) 235-3874, 8 AM to 5 PM Central,
Monday through Friday
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Thank you for purchasing a Uniden Marine Radio.
© 2002 Uniden America Corporation, Fort Worth TX
All rights reserved.
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