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PRO 640XL
Professional Mobile CB radio
OWNER'S MANUAL
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Welcome!
Tothe wortdof sophisticated, miCroprocessorcontrolled CB radio communications.
Your Uniden
PRO 640XL represents the most advanced mobile radio ever designed for use in the Citizens
Band Radio Service. It will operate on any of the 40 AM, 40 USB or 40 LSB frequencies authorized
by the Department of Transport and Communications (DOTAC). Your PRO 640 XL features a
superheterodyne circuit with PHASE LOCKED LOOP techniques to assure precise frequency
control. This radio has been type accepted and certified by the DOTAC.
WARNING
Before transmitting with your transmitter, you must obtain a Department of Transport and
Communications Citizens Band Radio (CBRS) license. Obtain a brochure and a caRS Ucense
Application Form at your nearest DOTAC office. Mail the completed application form and the
appropriate fee to the Supenntendent Regulatory of licensing in the State of Territory in which
the station will be operated.
CONNECTING THE POWER CORDS
With regard to the connection of the power cords, it may be possible or desirable
to connect the red lead (for negative ground systems) orthe black lead (forpositive
ground systems) to the ignition switch accessory terminal so that the radio isautomatically turned off when the ignition switch (key) is turned off.
Alternately, the power lead may be connected to an available terminal on the fuse
block or even to a point in the wiring harness. Care must be taken, however, to
guard against a short circuit condition. When in doubt, please contact your vehicle dealer for specific information about your vehicle.
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MIC GAIN - Adjusts the modulation
of the mic for crisp, clear transmission.
2. ANL/NB KEY - Youcan select Noise Blanker and Automatic Noise Limiter or all filters OFF. The ANL/NB helps to reduce harsh background noise caused
by a variety of interference sources.
3. DIM KEY- The dimmer adjusts the front panel lights for optimum viewing.
4. INSTANT CH 9 and 19 - Press these keys to instantly select either channel.
Press again to return to normal 40 channel operation.
5. TXand RXINDICATORS- An LEDlights to indicate when the radio istransmitting or receiving.
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6. MICROPHONE The operational mode of the CB is controlled by the push-to-talk switch on
the mic. Press the switch to activate the transmitter and disable the receiver. Release the switch
to enable the receiver and disable the transmitter. When transmitting, hold the mic about 2 inches
from your mouth and speak clearly in a normal voice. The mic included with the PRO 640XL is
a detachable, Iow impedance, dynamic type.
7. S/RF/SWR METER- This LEDmeter shows the relative strength of the received signal or the RFoutput and the Standing Wave Ratio of your antenna.
8. CHANNEL INDICATOR - Displays the channel currently in use.
9. CHANNELSELECTOR This switch selects the desired channel for transmission and
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reception. Allchannels, except channel 9, may be used for communications.between stations
operating under different license. Channel 9 has been reserved by the DOTAC for emergency
communications involving the immediate safety of individuals or the immediate protection of
property. Channel 9 also may be used to render assistance to a motorist. This is a DOTAC rule
and applies to all operators of CB radios.
10. CLARIFIER- Used to fine tune the receive frequency in USB/LSBmodes.
11. RF GAIN - Press this control when strong signals are present to improve signal reception sensitivity.
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12. SQUELCH The Squelch control is used to eliminate background noise during the absence of a transmission. Turn the control fullycounterclockwise, then
slowly rotate it back, clockwise until all noise disappears. At this setting any transmission must be slightly stronger than the background noise to "BreakSquelch" or
to be heard. Further clockwise rotation will increase the threshold at which a signal will be heard. You can select any level to "Break Squelch"
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Controls and Functions
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13. VOLUME CONTROL - Rotate clockwise to turn radio on and to increase
volume.
14. SWR KEY - Press to read the Standing Wave Ratio of your antenna.
SWRLEDwill light when the SWRkey is pressed.
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15. HI CUTKEY - Press to reduce the high frequency response of the receiver.
This key can be used to help eliminate the hiss and pop of weak signal reception.
. 16. PA KEY- Press this switch to the PublicAddress mode when an external PA
speaker is connected. When the PA mode is selected, the CB radio will be disabled. Adjust the PA output level by rotating the mic gain control.
17. AM/USB/LSB Switch - This switch selects the operating mode of either
Amplitude Modulation, Upper Sideband, or Lower Sideband.
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Pro 640XL Front Panel
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R1. ANTENNA CONNECTOR - This female connector permits connection of
the transmission line cable male connector (Pl-259J to the transceiver.
R2. PUBLICADDRESS - An external 4 ohm 7-watt speaker must be connected
to the "PASP"jack located on the back of the unit. The speaker must be directed
away from the mic to prevent feedback.
R3. EXTERNAL SPEAKER - The "EXT.SP."jack is used for remote monitoring.
The external speaker should have a 4 ohm impedance and be rated at least 7
watts. When an external speaker is connected, the internal speaker is disabled.
R4. POWERCONNECTOR - This
connector
allows you to connect
with the power connecting cable.
Pro 640XL Rear Panel
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the power to the PRO 640XL
Mobile Installation
Plan the location of the radioand microphone bracket before starting installation.
Select a location that is convenient for operation and does not interfere with the
driver or passenger in the vehicle. The radio should be securely fastened to a solid
surface using the mounting bracket and self-tapping screws which are provided.
MOBILE ANTENNA
Since the maximum allowable power output of the transceiver is limited by the DOT AC, the antenna
is a very important factor affecting transmission distance. It is for this reason that we strongly
recommend that you install only a quality antenna in your new CB radio system. You have
purchased a superior quality transceiver.. Don't diminish its performance by installing an inferior
antenna.
Only a properly matched antenna system will allow maximum power transfer from the SO-ohm
transmission line to the radiating element. We recommend that you use a SWR meter when
installing your antenna. Set your PRO 640XL to channel 20 and make adjustments to the antenna
until the meter shows SWR = 1. Your local dealer is qualified to assist you in the selection of the
proper antenna to meet your application requirements.
For automobile installation, the whip antenna may be used with good effect. The most efficient and
practical installation is a full quarter wave whip antenna mounted on the rear deck or fender top,
midway between the rear window and bumper.
A short "loaded" whip antenna is more convenient to install on your automobile, although the
efficiency is less than a full quarter wave whip antenna.
For marine installation, consult your dealer for information regarding an adequate grounding
system and prevention of electrolysis between fittings on the hull and water.
GROUND INFORMA nON
Most newer cars and small trucks use a negative ground system, while some older
cars and some newer, larger trucks may use a positive ground system. A negative
ground system isgenerally identified by the "-" battery terminal being connected to
the vehicle motor block, but ifyou cannot determine the polarity of your vehicle,
consult your vehicle dealer for information.
NOTE: This radio may be installed and used in any 12-volt DC negative
or positive ground system.
NEGATIVE GROUND SYSTEM
Ifyou are operating on a negative ground system, connect the red DC power cord
from the radio to the positive "+" battery terminal or other convenient point and
connect the black power lead to the chassis or vehicle frame, or the negative "-"
terminal of the battery.
POSITIVE GROUND SYSTEM
If you are operating on a positive ground system, connect the black DC power
cord from the radio to the negative "-" battery terminal or other convenient point
and connect the red power lead to the chassis orvehicle frame, or the positive "+"
terminal of the battery.
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TO RECEIVE
1. Be sure that the power source, antenna
connected.
and microphone are properly
2. ~urn the unit on by rotating the Volume control clockwise.
3. S~t the channel selector switch to the desired channel.
4. Set the Volume control to a comfortable listening level.
5. listen to the background noise from the speaker. Turn the Squelch control
clockwise until the noise disappears (no signal should be present). leave the control at this setting. The squelch is now properly set. The receiver will remain quiet
until a signal is actually received. Do not advance the control too far, or some
weaker signals will not be heard.
6. Ifthe transmission you are hearing has annoying high frequency distortion try
activating the Hi Cut feature.
TO TRANSMIT
1. Be sure the operator has read and understands DOTAC rules and regulations prior to operating
the transmitter.
2. Select the desired channel for transmission.
3. Ifthe channeOs clear, depress the push-to-talk switch on the side of the microphone and speak
CAUTION: The transceiver Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VS.W.R.) measurement must be performed prior to the use of the transmitter. A "V.S.W.R."ratio in
excess of 2: 1 may damage the transmitter. Please check your SWRreading frequently by pressing the SWRkey.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
At six to twelve month inteNals, the following system checks should be made:
1. Check the Standing Wave Ratio (V.S.W.R.)
2. Inspect all electrical connections
3. Inspect antenna coaxial cable for wear
4. Inspect all screws and other mounting hardware
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Trou bleshooti ng
Ifyour PRO 640XL is not performing up to your expectations, please try these simple steps. If you
still cannot get satisfactory results after reading this manual and following the trouble shooting
steps, please call Uniden Australia Pty. Ltd. at (02) 599-3100.
Trouble
Check
Unit will not turn on.
No power.
1. Check power cord and all
connections.
2. Check power cord fuse.
3. Check vehicle electrical system.
Poor reception
1. Check and adjust Squelch
2. Check antenna system and cable, connectors.
3. Check operation mode of the radio.
Weak transmission
1. Check antenna system and cable, connectors.
2. Check antenna grounding.
3. Check for corrosion on connectors.
'fyou determine that se Nice is necessary contact your local dealer or pack the unit
in its original carton. Send it along with a brief, concise description of the problem, your name, address, phone number, and a copy of the original purchase receipt to the address listed in the warranty.
SERVICING YOUR CB
Technical information, diagrams and charts will be provided upon request.
It is the user's
responsibility to see that this radio is operating at all times in accordance with the DOT AC Citizens
Band Radio Service regulations. We highly recommend that you consult a qualified radiotelephone technician for service and alignment of this radio. When ordering parts, it is important to
specify the correct model number and serial number of this radio.
Please refer to the WARNING information
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Specifications
Channels:
Frequency Range:
Frequency Control:
Frequency Tolerance:
Operating Temp.:
Microphone:
Input Voltage:
Current Drain:
Size:
Weight:
Antenna Connector:
LEDMeter:
TRANSMITTER
Power Output:
Freq. Response:
Output Impedance:
RECEIVER
Sensitivity:
Selectivity:
Image Rejection:
I.F. Frequency:
RFGain Control:
Automatic Gain:
Noise Blanker:
Squelch:
Audio Output Power:
Freq. Response:
Distortion:
Internal Speaker:
External Speaker:
PA System:
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40 AM, 40 USB,40 LSB
26.965 to 27.405 MHz
Phase Locked Loop (PLL)synthesizer
:t 0.005%
- lQoCto +50°C
Plug in type: dynamic
13.8 VDC nom. (+ or - ground)
TX:full mod., 3.0A
RX:with max audio output, 1.2A
67/8" W x 8 1/4" 0 x 2"H
3 lb. 2 oz.
UHF, SO-239
Indicates relative RFoutput and received signal strength and standing wave ratio.
AMmaximumof4W
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SSB maximum of 12W PEP
- 2,500 Hz
50 ohms, unbalanced
300
AM 0.5#V
SSB0.25#V for 10dB (S + N)/N typical
6dB @7KHz, 70dB @10KHztypical
75 dB typical
10.695 MHz
Selectable attenuator for optimum reception
(AGC): less than 10dB change in audio output for inputs from 10 to 50,000 microvolts
RFtype
Adjustable; threshold less than 1#V
7 watts max. into 4 ohms
300 to 3,000 Hz
less than 10%@ 5 watts, @1,000Hz
4 ohms, 7 watts round
(not supplied) 4 ohms
7 watts in external 4 ohm speaker
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WARRANTY
Uniden PRO 640XL CB Radio Australian 2 Year Warranty.
(Accessories are covered for 90 days only).
Note: Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of warranty.
WARRANTOR:
Uniden Australia Pty. Ltd.
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original retail owner for the duration of
this warranty. Its PRO 640XL CB Radio (hereinafter referred to as the Product), to be free
from defects in materials and aaftsmanship with only the limitations or exclusions set out
below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user only shall terminate and be of
no further effect Two (2) Years after the date-of original retail sale. This warranty will be
deemed invalid if the product Is (A) Damaged or not maintained as reasonable and necessary,
(B) Modified, altered, or used as part of any conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden, (C) improperly installed, (D) Repaired by someone other than an
authorised Uniden Repair Agentfor a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) Used
in conjunction with any equipment or parts or as part of a system not manufactured by Uniden,
(F) Installed, programmed or serviced by anyone other than an authorised Uniden Repair
Agent, (G) Where the Serial Number label of the product has been removed or damaged
beyond recognition.
PARTS COVERED: This warranty covers for 2 years; the Transceiver and Microphone only.
All accessories, (Leads, Brackets, Clips, Screws etc), are covered for 90 days only.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform to this warranty
at any time while this warranty is in effect, the warrantor will at its discretion, _repairthe defect
or replace the product and return it to you without charge for parts or service. THIS
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAY.
MENT OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
WARRANTY CARD: If a warranty card had been included with this product then please fill
it in and return it to us within 14 days of purchase. Your name and the serial number of the
product will then be registered in our database and this will help us to process your claim with
greater speed and efficiency should you require warranty service.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY. In the event that the
Product does not conform to this warranty, the Product should be shipped or delivered freight
pre-paid, with evidence of original purchase, (egIa copy of the sales docket), to the warrantor
at:
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UNIDEN AUSTRAUA PTY LTD SERVICE DIVISION
345 Princes Highway, Rockdale, Sydney. NSW 2216.
Ph (02) 599 3100 Fx (02) 599 3278
Customers in other States should ship or deliver the Product
freight pre-paid to their nearest Uniden Authorised Repair Centre.
(ContactUniden for the nearest Warranty Agent to you).
Adelaide (08) . 365 2588 Brisbane (07) 290 1188
Melbourne (03) 335 4322 Perth (09) 227 6386
UTUAO1551CC e Copyright 1992 Uniden Australia Pty. Lttf.
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