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Ray240 VHF
Radio
with Digital
Selective Calling
Users Manual
Document # 81219_5
Date: July 2010
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© Copyright - Raymarine UK Ltd. 2010
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How to make an automatic Distress call
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How to make an automatic Distress call
Step 1
Step 2
Slide up cover
DISTRESS
55 60 5
10
50
15
45
20
40
35 30 25
DISTRESS
PRESS and
HOLD for 5 SECONDS
Step 3
Step 4
DISTRESS
5 second
countdown
commences
Display
backlight
flashes
DISTRESS
5
Transmitting the
Distress and activating
automatic
distress mode
Step 5
16
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
auto DISTRESS TX
LISTEN
FOR
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Step 6
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY
Press
and
Hold
PTT
This is.... (repeat name of vessel 3 times)
RAY240
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
SCAN
MAYDAY.... (name of vessel spoken once)
WATCH
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
9
0
THEN
SPEAK
MY POSITION IS.... (latitude and longitude) or
true bearing and distance from a known point).
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GUESS.
I AM.... (sinking, on fire, etc)
I HAVE.... (number of persons on board and any
other information - drifting, flares fired, etc )
I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
SLOWLY
and
CLEARLY
OVER
RELEASE THE PTT SWITCH
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How to make a Mayday call
Step 1
16
16/9
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY
Step 2
Press
and
Hold
PTT
This is.... (name of vessel, spoken 3 times)
MAYDAY.... (name of vessel spoken once)
RAY240
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
WATCH
SCAN
SQ
1
7
PQRS
*
3
2
DEF
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
ABC
4
GHI
JKL
TUV
6
9
0
THEN
MY POSITION IS....(latitude and longitude.
or true bearing and distance from a known
point - IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GUESS).
I AM....(sinking, on fire, etc)
I HAVE.... (number of persons on board and
any other information - drifting, flares fired, etc)
SLOWLY and CLEARLY
I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
OVER
Step 3
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
16
RELEASE THE PTT SWITCH
FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS
IF AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IS NOT RECEIVED
THEN REPEAT THE DISTRESS CALL
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Contents
Important Information ................................................................................................ 3
Safety notices ................................................................................................. 3
Purpose ........................................................................................................... 4
FCC Notice ...................................................................................................... 4
EMC conformance .......................................................................................... 4
Declaration of conformity ............................................................................... 5
Licensing requirements ................................................................................... 5
Additional Information ................................................................................... 6
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) ....................................................... 6
Automatic Transmission Identification System ............................................... 7
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive ...................................... 7
Handbook information ................................................................................... 7
Warranty ......................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 1: General Information .........................................................................9
1.1 What is the Ray240? .............................................................................. 9
1.2 What is DSC? .......................................................................................... 9
1.3 ATIS and Marcom-C mode ................................................................... 10
1.4 Can I use the Ray240 as part of an integrated system? ........................ 11
1.5 How do I use the Ray240? .................................................................... 12
Chapter 2: Operations ........................................................................................17
2.1 Introduction ......................................................................................... 17
2.2 The handset controls ............................................................................ 17
....power the radio On and Off? ...................................................... 17
....adjust the handset volume? ....................................................... 17
....set the squelch? ......................................................................... 18
....change channels? ...................................................................... 18
....tune to the priority channel? ...................................................... 18
....get the weather forecast? .......................................................... 19
....select private channels? ............................................................. 19
...monitor channels? ...................................................................... 19
....scan the channels? ..................................................................... 20
....use the Memory? ....................................................................... 20
....change the transmitting power? ................................................ 20
....navigate the menus? ................................................................. 21
....use the Menu shortcuts? ............................................................ 22
....adjust the active speaker volume? ............................................. 22
2.3 Using the handset - station control ...................................................... 23
2.4 Using the handset ................................................................................ 24
....use the intercom? ...................................................................... 24
....view phone book details? .......................................................... 24
....add an entry to the DSC phone book? ........................................ 25
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Ray240 User Manual
2.5 Using the handset - making and receiving DSC calls .............................26
....make an individual routine call? .................................................26
....make a group routine call? .........................................................27
....make a specified Distress call? ...................................................28
....cancel a Distress call? .................................................................29
.... receive a distress acknowledgement .........................................30
.... receive a distress call? ...............................................................31
....make an All Ships Safety call? .....................................................32
How do I .........................................................................................33
....make an All Ships Urgency call? .................................................33
....make a position request? ...........................................................34
....respond to a position request? ...................................................35
.... access the DSC call log? .............................................................35
....delete an entry from the DSC call log? ........................................36
2.6 Receiving weather alerts ......................................................................36
2.7 Additional functions .............................................................................36
Intercom .........................................................................................37
Fog warnings ..................................................................................37
....set up the automatic fog signal? ................................................38
Hailer ..............................................................................................38
Radio Sensitivity .............................................................................39
Handset Settings ............................................................................39
Chapter 3: Installation .......................................................................................41
3.1 EMC Installation Guidelines .................................................................41
3.2 What’s in the box? ................................................................................42
3.3 Where should I install my radio? ...........................................................43
3.4 Typical installation ................................................................................46
3.5 How much space does the Ray240 need? .............................................47
3.6 How do I make the electrical connections? ...........................................49
3.7 How do I get position data? ..................................................................51
3.8 Setting up the Ray240 ..........................................................................52
.... enter my boat’s MMSI number? .................................................52
....enter my ATIS number? ..............................................................53
Chapter 4: Maintenance and Troubleshooting ..............................................55
4.1 Introduction ..........................................................................................55
4.2 What maintenance can I do? ................................................................55
4.3 How do I troubleshoot the Ray240? .....................................................55
4.4 How do I get technical support? ...........................................................56
Appendix 5: VHF Channels .................................................................................57
Appendix 6: Technical specification .................................................................71
Appendix 7: Hints and Tips .................................................................................73
Appendix 8: List Of Abbreviations ....................................................................75
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Important Information
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Important Information
Safety notices
WARNING
Electrical safety
Make sure the power supply is switched off before you make
any electrical connections.
WARNING
Electromagnetic exposure
Failure to observe the Antenna and EME Exposure guidelines
may expose those within the Maximum Permissible Exposure
radius to RF radiation absorption that exceeds the FCC MPE
limit. It is the Radio Operator’s responsibility to ensure that no
one is within this radius before transmitting.
WARNING
Navigation aid
Although we have designed this product to be accurate and reliable,
many factors can affect its performance. As a result, it should only be
used as an aid to navigation and never replace common sense and
navigational judgement. Always maintain a permanent watch so you
can respond to situations as they develop.
CAUTION
Compass safe distance
The compass safe distance for any part of the Ray240
installation including transceiver, handset and speaker,
measured in accordance with EN 60945, for the Ray240 is 0.9 m.
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Purpose
This handbook contains important information on the installation, operation and
maintenance of the US and European versions of the Ray240 VHF radio, which is
intended for light marine use and covers the following models:
•E42001 Ray240 System - US and Canadian version.
•E42002 Ray240E System - European version.
To get the best results in operation and performance, please take the time to read
this handbook thoroughly.
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1.This device may not cause harmful interference.
2.This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications to this equipment, not expressly approved in writing by
Raymarine Inc., could violate compliance with FCC rules and void the operator’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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 conforms to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
standards, but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not
compromised.
Antenna mounting and EME exposure
Ensure that the antenna is connected to the radio before transmitting.
Raymarine declares a Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) radius of 1.5 meters
(per OET Bulletin 65) for this system, assuming 25 watts output to an
omnidirectional antenna of 3dBi gain or less.
For watercraft with suitable structures, the antenna base must be at least 3.5
meters above the main deck to meet the MPE for persons up to 2 meters tall. For
watercraft without such structures, the antenna must be mounted so that its base
is a minimum of 1.5 meters vertically from the heads of all persons.
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Do not transmit when anyone is within the MPE radius of the antenna, unless they
are shielded from the antenna field by a grounded metallic barrier.
Declaration of conformity
Raymarine UK Limited hereby declare that the products to which this handbook
relates comply with the appropriate requirements and provisions of the R&TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC.
The full Declaration of Conformity may be viewed on the relevant product pages
at www.raymarine.com
Licensing requirements
United States
An Operator License is not required to operate a VHF Marine Radio within US
territorial waters. However, a license is required to operate the radio if you dock in
a foreign port (including Canada and Mexico) or leave a foreign port to dock in a
US port. You can request a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit from the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by filing Form 753.
Canada
A license is not required to operate this radio within the sovereign waters of
Canada. You will require a license to operate this radio outside of these waters. To
obtain Industry Canada licensing information, contact the nearest field or
regional office or write to:
Industry Canada
Radio Regulatory Branch
300 Slater Street
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada, K1A 0C8
Attention: DOSP
Europe
Regulations in some areas require that an Operator’s license is obtained before
operating a VHF radio. It is your responsibility to determine whether a license is
required in your area before operating this equipment.
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Additional Information
The following additional information will be required for completing a license
application in Canada or the US:
Industry Canada Certification Number
IC: 4069B-RAY240D
FCC ID
PJ5RAY240
FCC Type Accepted
Parts 2, 15 and 80
Output Power
1 watt (low), 25 Watts (high)
Modulation
Frequency
Frequency Range
156.000 - 165.000 MHz
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)
A nine-digit Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number is required to
operate the Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment in this radio.
United States
You can request an MMSI number from the FCC when you apply for a Station
License. If your vessel does not require a license, you may obtain an MMSI by
contacting either:
BoatUS (www.boatus.com), or
SeaTow (www.seatow.com).
Once obtained, you can program the MMSI number into your Ray240 using the
Menu Operation described in this handbook.
Canada
You can obtain an MMSI number from your nearest Industry Canada Office.
Once obtained you can program the MMSI number into your Ray240 using the
Menu Operation described in this handbook.
Europe
An MMSI number should be requested from the same agency that issues radio
operator licenses in your area.
Once obtained, you can program the MMSI number into your Ray240 using the
Menu Operation described in this handbook.
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If regulations in your area do not permit you to program the MMSI number
yourself, your Raymarine dealer can program the number for you.
For full details of programming your MMSI number into the Ray240 - see
Chapter 3:Installation .
Automatic Transmission Identification System
Some European inland waterways require the use of the Automatic Transmission
Identification System (ATIS). An ATIS number can be requested from the same
agency that issues radio operator licenses in your area.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires the
recycling of waste electronic and electrical equipment. Whilst the WEEE Directive
does not apply to some of Raymarine’s products, we support its policy and ask you
to be aware of how to dispose of this product.
The crossed out wheeled bin symbol, illustrated above, and found on our product
signifies that the product should not be disposed of in general waste or landfill.
Please contact your local dealer, national distributor or Raymarine Technical
Services for information on product disposal.
Handbook information
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 card. It is important that you complete the owner information and
return the card to us to receive full warranty benefits.
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Chapter 1: General Information
1.1 What is the Ray240?
The Ray240 is a combined VHF radio and Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
system, using a phone style handset to access and control all functions. It enables
you to make digitally selected calls, which are quicker and simpler to make than
traditional voice calls using Channel 16. It can transmit and receive on all
available US, Canadian and International Marine VHF channels.
Should a distress situation occur, using the Ray240 you can quickly raise an alert,
automatically indicating your identity and position, and establishing distress
communication on the emergency voice channel.
1.2 What is DSC?
The present VHF radio system requires users to listen until someone speaks, and
then determine whether the call is for them - more often than not, it isn’t. DSC
makes sure that you receive messages, and alerts you to the fact that it is for you.
DSC is part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), a
maritime communication system - not just for emergency and distress messages,
but also for all types of existing ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore routine
communications.
DSC is simply a tone signalling system, which operates on VHF Channel 70 and is
similar to the tone dialling on your phone, but with the ability to include other
information such as your boat’s identification number, the purpose of the call,
your position and the channel you want to speak on.
DSC calls can be divided into four categories:
•
•
•
•
Calls to other ships.
Group calls.
Safety broadcasts.
Distress alerts.
Calls to other ships and stations
To call another ship or a coast station, you simply enter their dedicated Maritime
Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number, select your chosen VHF working channel
and send the call - it’s like using a telephone. Both your radio and the one you are
calling automatically switch to the chosen channel for conversation.
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Group calls
When groups of ships need the same information (yacht races, club rallies etc.) a
special group-call identity can be used to enable restricted broadcast messages.
Safety broadcasts
Safety broadcasts from coast stations and other shipping automatically generate
an alert to ensure that this vital information is not missed.
Distress alerts
At the touch of a button, you can send your ships identity, your position and the
nature of your distress. The position given will be precise and the alert will be
heard immediately by all DSC equipped vessels and coast stations within range.
The message is automatically repeated at approximately 4 minute intervals until
it is acknowledged either by a coast station or a vessel within radio range.
Note: To transmit precise positions, the radio must be interfaced to your Global Positioning System (GPS). Otherwise, regular manual position updating is required.
1.3 ATIS and Marcom-C mode
ATIS is a European system used on some inland waterways. A VHF radio operating
in an ATIS region must be programmed with a unique ATIS number; this can be
obtained from the relevant licensing authority. The ATIS number is attached as a
digital signal at the end of each transmission and identifies you to the relevant
authorities who monitor the system.
When operating in ATIS mode, some of the Ray240 features are not available:
• Use of DSC is not permitted in ATIS regions. You will be unable to make DSC
distress and other types of digital selective call.
• Dual / Tri Watch operation is not permitted in ATIS regions. You will be unable
to use these features.
• Scan operation is not permitted in ATIS regions. You will be unable to use the
scan features.
• ATIS regulations restrict the transmit power for certain channels. You will be
unable to select the power on affected channels.
You can enable or disable ATIS using the menus (except on Marcom-C configured
units).
Marcom-C mode is a restricted Ray240 configuration for VHF operators with a
Marcom-C license. This is applicable to radios operated exclusively in European
inland waterways using the ATIS system.
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A Marcom-C VHF radio has the following restrictions:
• ATIS is permanently enabled. You will be unable to disable ATIS operation.
Marcom-C operation is set by the dealer at point of sale. If you wish to enable or
disable Marcom-C mode, you must contact your Raymarine dealer.
For further information, please contact Raymarine technical support.
1.4 Can I use the Ray240 as part of an integrated system?
Your Ray240 can send and receive position information, e.g. latitude and
longitude, using either of the following protocols:
• National Maritime Electronics Association (NMEA) 0183.
• SeaTalk
enabling DSC integration with other instruments.
Using these protocols enables your Ray240 to send position information to other
instruments in your system whenever it receives:
• a response to a DSC position request.
• a DSC Distress call.
You can also add an additional handset and active speaker to the standard
Ray240, giving two fully functional stations with an intercom function. This is
particularly useful where your boat has dual helms or a second navigation station.
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1.5 How do I use the Ray240?
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FCC ID PJ5RAY240
IC: 4069B-RAY240
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RAY240 HANDSET
Product Code: E32002
Input: 11.6 - 15.6 VDC
Raymarine Ltd
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You can access all of the functions of the Ray240, with the exception of adjusting
the active speaker volume, from the handset. The clearly marked buttons and
alpha-numeric keypad make operation simple.
The DISTRESS button can be found beneath a sliding cover on the back of the
handset. By simply sliding the cover up and pressing the button, the DSC Distress
Call procedure is started.
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1. CHANNEL UP/DOWN moves the selected channel up or down, or scrolls
through the menus.
2. MENU Press to access the menus, or to select a menu option. Press and hold to
access the phone book.
3. 1/25 changes the transmitting power setting from 1 watt (low) to 25 watt
(high) or vice versa.
4. WATCH Press to activate the Dual Watch function (2 channels). Press and hold
to activate the Tri-Watch function (3 channels).
5. SQUELCH mutes any background noise. Also used for the backspace function
when making alpha-numeric entries.
6. Key pad The alpha-numeric keypad has multi-tap operation, the same as a
mobile phone.
7. MEMORY commits a channel to the radio memory.
8. SCAN starts the scanning of available channels. Press to start priority scanning.
Press and hold to start non-priority scanning.
9. 16/9 (16) Press to power up the radio. Press and hold for 5 seconds to power off
the radio. When using the radio, press to re-tune to the priority channel.
10. LAST/WX (PRIV) Press to return to either the last selected channel, or when
navigating the menus to return to the previous screen. Press and hold to access
the Weather channels. (Press and hold to access private channels).
11. Push to Talk Press and hold to send a voice message. Release to return to
receive mode.
Note: The maximum transmit time is limited to 5 minutes to prevent non-intentional
transmissions from occupying the VHF channel.
12. Volume adjusts the volume of the handset up or down.
Note: Differences for European versions of the radio are shown in brackets.
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Which menu do I need?
Intercom
Hailer
Foghorn
Main Menu
Intercom/Hailer/Fog
Auto
Manual
Add new entry
Select name from list
Phone book
Clear Memory
Radio Sensitivity
VHF Operations
Frequency Group
1
DSC Operations
2
ATIS
Call
Call All Ships
Call log
Position
Position Request
Settings
Call
Position request
View
Delete
Distant
Local
USA
Canada
International
Urgency
Safety
My MMSI Group
My MMSI
Settings
System Information
ATIS Information
ATIS Enable / Disable
ATIS Information
ATIS Mode 3 & 4
Backlighting
Key beep
Show GPS data
Software
Hardware
Notes: (1) A Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number is required to operate
DSC functions.
(2) ATIS function only available on European models. An Automatic
Transmission Identification System (ATIS) number is required to operate.
ATIS enable/disable is not applicable to units restricted to Marcom-C
operation.
(3) ATIS Enabled - transmit power is limited to 1W on Channels 6, 8, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 17, 71, 72, 74, 75 76 and 77 in accordance with regulations for
European Inland Waterways.
(4) ATIS Disabled - transmit power restrictions are disabled for use at sea. DO
NOT use this mode when operating on European Inland Waterways.
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What does the display tell me?
The liquid crystal display (LCD) screen will give you the following information
depending on which screen you choose to display:
Channel
in Channel list
Frequency
Radio group
Time
sensitivity
Memory mode
ATIS Status
GPS Status
Volume level
Squelch level
Power setting/
Operating mode
Foghorn
MEMORY
ATIS
GPS OK
V0:10
SQ:05
25W RX
FOG
LOCAL INT 10:26
M
16
Default screen
Active
channel
MEMORY
ATIS
GPS OK
V0:10
SQ:05
25W RX
RX
INT 10:26
52
002
16
M
01.234N
00.000W
GPS
Data
Optional GPS Data screen
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Memory mode
shows when available channels are
selected from the memory.
Operating mode
shows which operating mode the radio is
in., transmit (TX) or receive (RX).
ATIS Status
when shown indicates ATIS is active.
Radio sensitivity
shows when Local sensitivity level selected.
GPS Status
Foghorn
GPS OK - indicates position data available. shows when automatic foghorn is running.
NO GPS - indicates no GPS data available.
Volume level
Frequency group
shows the current volume level. Adjustable shows selected frequency group, USA, Canfrom 0 to 10.
ada or International.
Squelch level
Active channel
shows the current squelch level. Adjustable shows the channel on which the radio is
from 0 to 10.
currently operating.
Power setting
shows the power level. 1 Watt (low) or 25
Watts (high).
GPS Data
when available shows current position.
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Chapter 2:
Operations
2.1 Introduction
This chapter shows you how to operate the controls of the Ray240 and use it to
make the common Digital Selective Calling (DSC) calls.
Using the radio is simple. All of the functions, except adjusting the active speaker
volume are controlled from the handset.
Note: Differences for the European versions of the radio are shown in brackets in the text.
2.2 The handset controls
How do I
....power the radio On and Off?
Power ON
PRESS the 16/9 (16) button to turn on the radio.
Power OFF
PRESS and HOLD the 16/9 (16) button for 2 seconds.
The radio enters low power standby mode.
D67
In standby mode the Ray240 is inoperative and will not receive DSC calls,
but your radio settings are retained.
To completely power down the Ray240, power must be switched of at
the source.
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....adjust the handset volume?
VOL
PRESS the volume key on the side of the handset to adjust the handset
volume up or down. Each press of the key raises or lowers the volume by
one level.
Note: It is not possible to adjust the volume while the radio is in ‘Menu’
mode.
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How do I
....set the squelch?
Use squelch to stop background static noise from the receiver. Press the
right arrow to increase the squelch and the left arrow to decrease it.
The optimum squelch setting is obtained by turning the squelch down
until background noise is heard. Then increase the setting by one level to
stop this noise.
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Note: It is not possible to adjust the squelch setting while the radio is in
‘Menu’ mode.
....change channels?
Channel UP/DOWN button
Press the Channel UP/DOWN button to change the channels sequentially.
OR
Keypad
By using the keypad you can directly select the required channel number.
Pressing # selects the channel immediately.
If you do not press # the channel is selected after 2 seconds.
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....tune to the priority channel?
PRESS this button at anytime when using the radio to tune to the priority
channel.
Note: EU models use button 16.
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How do I
....get the weather forecast?
PRESS and HOLD this button to access the Weather channels.
Use the channel button to select W0 through to W9 depending upon
which weather channel is required.
Note: This function is only available when US/Canadian frequency
groups are selected.
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1
....select private channels?
PRESS and HOLD this button to access the Private channels.
Use the channel button to select the required Private channel.
Note: This function is only available when International frequency group is
selected. Private channels are enabled by your Raymarine dealer.
D67
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...monitor channels?
D67
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Dual Watch (2 channels)
PRESS this button to start the Dual Watch function.
The radio keeps operating on the current channel, while monitoring the
priority channel. If activity is detected on the priority channel it becomes
active. When the priority channel is no longer active the radio resumes
Dual Watch.
Tri-Watch (3 channels)
PRESS and HOLD this button to start the Tri-Watch function.
The radio will keep operating on the current channel, while monitoring
the priority channel and the last channel. Activity detected on any of
these channels will make it active. When that channel is no longer active
the radio resumes Tri-Watch.
In both watch modes, removing the handset from the cradle halts the
mode. You can transmit on the active channel. When the handset is
replaced in the cradle the selected watch mode is resumed.
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How do I
....scan the channels?
Non-priority scanning
PRESS this button for non-priority scanning.
The radio will scan the channels in sequence for activity, automatically
tuning to a channel if activity is detected.
D67
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Priority scanning
PRESS and HOLD this button to start priority scanning.
The radio scans the priority channel in between scanning each channel in
sequence. If activity is detected on a channel the radio automatically
tunes to that channel.
Scan a channel list
PRESS this button with a memorized channel list operative and only
those channels contained in the list will be scanned.
In both scan modes, removing the handset from the cradle halts the
mode. You can transmit on the active channel. When the handset is
replaced in the cradle the selected scan mode is resumed.
....use the Memory?
MEMORY
D67
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Create a channel list
To create a channel list, select the first channel required, PRESS and hold
this button.
PRESS and hold again to remove a channel from the list.
Use a channel list
When you have created a channel list, PRESS this button, you can now
select channels from your channel list.
....change the transmitting power?
1/25
PRESS this button to change the transmitting power of the radio from
1Watt (Low) to 25 Watt (High) and vice versa.
D67
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How do I
....navigate the menus?
MENU
PRESS this button to access the menus or to accept a menu option.
D67
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CHANNEL UP/DOWN
PRESS this button to scroll through the menu options.
D67
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LAST/WX (PRIV)
PRESS this button to return to the previous screen.
PRSSS and hold to exit the Menu.
Note: EU models use button LAST/PRIV.
D67
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16/9 (16)
PRESS this button to return to the priority channel.
Note: EU models use button 16.
D67
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How do I
....use the Menu shortcuts?
Press and hold to access the DSC Phone Book. For further information refer
to - How do I ....make an individual routine call? on page 26
D67
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PRESS to move the cursor bar to the last item on the current display. If the
cursor is on the last item, the next page, if available, is shown.
PRESS and HOLD to move the cursor bar to the last item in the menu.
D67
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PRESS to move the cursor bar to the top item on the current display. If the
cursor is on the top item, the previous page, if available, is shown.
PRESS and HOLD to move the cursor bar to the first item in the selected
menu.
D67
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....adjust the active speaker volume?
VOL/PWR
D67
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Turn the active speaker knob clockwise to turn the speaker on and increase
the volume.
Turn the knob counter-clockwise to decrease the volume and turn the
speaker off.
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2.3 Using the handset - station control
Note: Applicable to installations with 2 handsets.
In normal operation an installation with 2 stations has a primary and a secondary
station. The primary station can access all menu functions, the secondary station
has limited functionality. Station control enables the user to designate either
station as the ‘primary’ station, utilizing full functionality.
When the Ray 240 is powered, no station has control. To take station control, one
of the following must be carried out:
• taking the handset from the cradle.
If the handset was out of the cradle at power-up it must be replaced in the
cradle and then removed.
• pressing a handset button - the handset can be in or out of the cradle.
• pressing the PTT switch - the handset must be out of the cradle.
If you want to change the station in control, lift the handset of the other station,
the Station Control menu is displayed.
STEP 1
STEP 2
Secondry menu
STATION CONTROL
Station control
Intercom/Hailer/Fog
Settings
To allow this station
to take full control
of the radio press
the "MENU" button
CANCEL
SELECT
MENU
BACK
STEP 3
STATION CONTROL
YES
NO
CANCEL
SELECT
You now have
station control
the following
screen appears
on the other
handset
STATION CONTROL
This station has lost
full control of the
radio to station 2
BACK
MENU
Note: If the Ray240 is in standby mode, the handset used to activate the radio becomes
the handset with station control.
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2.4 Using the handset
How do I
....use the intercom?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
I/H/F
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
EXIT
Intercom
HAILER
FOG
OK
EXIT
OK
STEP 4
STEP 3
INTERCOM
CALLING...
RAY240
....Station 2
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
THEN
1/25
MEM
WATCH
SCAN
EXIT
SQ
OK
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
When acknowledged
9
0
D6784_2
Note: The intercom function is only available when a second station is installed.
....view phone book details?
STEP 1
Either
Press and
hold
MAIN MENU
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
or
EXIT
STEP 2
OK
STEP 3
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
Add an entry
Flying fox
Wave dancer
Sun chaser
EXIT
Call
View details
Delete
OK
EXIT
OK
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STEP 4
PHONE BOOK
Name: Flying fox
MMSI: 33678085
CANCEL
OK
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How do I
....add an entry to the DSC phone book?
STEP 1
MAIN MENU
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Phone Book
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
STEP 2
PHONE BOOK - ADD
PHONE BOOK
<< Add new entry >>
Flying fox
Wave dancer
Sun chaser
EXIT
Name:
CANCEL
OK
STEP 4
OK
STEP 5
PHONE BOOK - ADD
MMSI:
PHONE BOOK - ADD
Name:Cambrian castle
MMSI:336788079
BACK
OK
BACK
SAVE
STEP 6
PHONE BOOK - ADD
ENTRY SAVED
OK
Notes: (1) Boat names are limited to 15 characters.
(2) MMSI numbers can be entered as boat, group or shore numbers.
(3) Group MMSI numbers always start with a zero.
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2.5 Using the handset - making and receiving DSC calls
How do I
....make an individual routine call?
STEP 1
Press and
hold
MAIN MENU
Either
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Phone Book
or
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
STEP 2
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
Add an entry
Flying fox
Wave dancer
Sun chaser
EXIT
DSC.Call (Routine)
Position request
View details
Delete
EXIT
OK
OK
STEP 5
STEP 4
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
<<Input Channel>>
06[working]
08
09
CANCEL
SELECT
Make Ship-To-Ship Call
to Flying fox
on Channel 06
CANCEL
CALL
1W
STEP 7
STEP 6
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
ROUTINE CALL ACK
from
Flying fox
06
CANCEL
MUTE
WAITING FOR ACK
CANCEL
STEP 8
INT
GPS OK
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
52
002
06
01.234N
00.000W
Press
and
Hold
PTT
THEN
RAY240
LAST/
WX
1/25
MEM
SCAN
WATCH
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
AUTOMATICALLY RE-TUNES TO SELECTED
CHANNEL WHEN CALL ACCEPTED
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
9
0
YOUR
MESSAGE
D7182_2
Note: Ship -to-ship individual routine call shown. If call is made to a shore station they decide on the channel for communication.
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How do I
....make a group routine call?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
PHONE BOOK
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Phone Book
Add an entry
My Group
Wave dancer
Sun chaser
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
OK
STEP 4
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
DSC.Call(Group)
View Entry
Delete
EXIT
<<Input Channel>>
06[working]
08
09
CANCEL
SELECT
OK
STEP 6
STEP 5
PHONE BOOK
PHONE BOOK
Calling group
Make Group Call
to My Group
on Channel 06
CANCEL
1W
CANCEL
CALL
STEP 8
INT
GPS OK
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
52
002
06
01.234N
00.000W
Press
and
Hold
PTT
THEN
RAY240
LAST/
WX
1/25
MEM
SCAN
WATCH
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
AUTOMATICALLY RE-TUNES TO SELECTED
CHANNEL
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
9
0
D7182_2
YOUR
MESSAGE
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How do I
....make a specified Distress call?
STEP 2
STEP 1
DISTRESS
SLIDE DOWN COVER
Fire/Explosion
Flooding
Collision
Grounding
Listing
Sinking
Disabled/Adrift
Undesignated
Abandoning ship
Piracy
Man Overboard
DISTRESS
DISTRESS
STEP 3
STEP 4
DISTRESS
55 60 5
10
50
15
45
20
40
35 30 25
PRESS and
HOLD for 5 SECONDS
STEP 5
DISTRESS
Transmitting the
Distress and
activating automatic
distress mode
STEP 6
16
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
auto DISTRESS TX
LISTEN
FOR
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
AND SEND VOICE
MAYDAY MESSAGE
DISTRESS
5
5 SECOND
countdown commences
and display backlight
flashes
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY
This is.... (repeat name of vessel 3 times)
MAYDAY.... (name of vessel spoken once)
MY POSITION IS.... (latitude and longitude) or
true bearing and distance from a known point).
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GUESS.
I AM.... (sinking, on fire, etc)
I HAVE.... (number of persons on board and
any other information - drifting, flares fired, etc)
I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
OVER
RELEASE THE PTT SWITCH
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How do I
....cancel a Distress call?
Note: The ‘Distress’ option on the main menu is only available after a DSC distress call has
been sent.
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
Distress options
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
CANCEL
OK
MENU
Cancel distress
Resend
CANCEL
OK
STEP 3
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
16
STEP 4
Press
and
Hold
PTT
ALL STATIONS, ALL STATIONS, ALL STATIONS
RAY240
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
WATCH
SCAN
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
THIS IS.. (MMSI number and Vessel name or
Call sign spoken 3 times)
9
0
THEN
DISTRESS ALERT SENT....(time and date)
IS CANCELLED
OVER
SLOWLY and CLEARLY
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How do I
.... receive a distress acknowledgement
STEP 2
STEP 1
DISTRESS ACK
DISTRESS ACK
from
336780956
***see call log***
CANCEL
from
336780956
***see call log***
MUTE
STEP 3
CANCEL
MUTE
STEP 4
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
Call all ships
Call Log
Position
Position Request
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 5
OK
STEP 6
CALL LOG
Distress Ack
Individual call
Position request
CANCEL
SELECT
CALL LOG
<<Distress Ack>>ils
from:_______
_______
undesignated
BACK
DELETE
D8067_1
STEP 6
CALL LOG
<<Distress Ack>>ils
LAT:
LONG:
TIME
BACK
DELETE
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How do I
.... receive a distress call?
An incoming DSC distress call will cause an audible alarm to sound and the
display to flash. After 10 seconds the alarm volume rises to maximum unless
muted by pressing the MUTE button.
STEP 2
STEP 1
DISTRESS
DISTRESS
from
336780956
***see call log***
CANCEL
from
336780956
***see call log***
MUTE
STEP 3
CANCEL
MUTE
STEP 4
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
Call all ships
Call Log
Position
Position Request
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 5
OK
STEP 6
CALL LOG
Distress
Individual call
Position request
CANCEL
SELECT
CALL LOG
<<Distress>> ils
from:_______
undesignated
BACK
DELETE
D8068_1
STEP 6
CALL LOG
<<Distress>>ils
LAT:
LONG:
TIME
BACK
DELETE
Note: The Call log will contain the name, time and position of the boat in distress.
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How do I
....make an All Ships Safety call?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Call
Call all ships
Position
Settings
EXIT
EXIT
OK
OK
STEP 4
STEP 3
CALL ALL SHIPS
urgency
safety
EXIT
CALL ALL SHIPS
Press 'MENU' button
to make All Ships
urgency call
OK
Call sending acknowledged
Radio retunes to Channel 16
STEP 5
PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN
Press
and
Hold
PTT
ALL STATIONS or individual Coast Guard
Station (spoken 3 times)
RAY240
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
WATCH
SCAN
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
DEF
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
THIS IS.. (MMSI number and Vessel name or
Call sign spoken 3 times)
9
0
THEN
MY POSITION IS.... (latitude and longitude) or
true bearing and distance from a known point).
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GUESS.
SHIPPING SHOULD BE AWARE OF
(submerged container)
SLOWLY and CLEARLY
OVER
D6793_2
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How do I
....make an All Ships Urgency call?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Call
Call all ships
Position
Settings
EXIT
EXIT
OK
OK
STEP 4
STEP 3
CALL ALL SHIPS
urgency
safety
EXIT
CALL ALL SHIPS
Press 'MENU' button
to make All Ships
urgency call
OK
Call sending acknowledged
Radio retunes to Channel 16
STEP 5
PAN PAN, PAN PAN, PAN PAN
Press
and
Hold
PTT
ALL STATIONS or individual Coast Guard
Station (spoken 3 times)
RAY240
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
WATCH
SCAN
SQ
1
2
ABC
4
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
6
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
JKL
TUV
THIS IS.. (MMSI number and Vessel name or
Call sign spoken 3 times)
DEF
9
0
THEN
MY POSITION IS.... (latitude and longitude) or
true bearing and distance from a known point).
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GUESS.
I HAVE... (lost power and am drifting )
SLOWLY and CLEARLY
I REQUIRE .... (state type of assistance
required e.g. a tow urgently.)
OVER
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How do I
....make a position request?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
Phone Book
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Call
Call all ships
Position
Position Request
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
OK
STEP 4
POSITION REQUEST
POSITION REQUEST
Enter the MMSI of the
ship/shore station
<<Input MMSI>>
MMSI: 235065795
CANCEL
STEP 5
OK
STEP 6
POSITION REQUEST
POSITION REQUEST
Send Position Request
to 003562833
Transmitting the
request
CANCEL
CANCEL
SEND
STEP 7
Re-tunes to
working
channel
CANCEL
SELECT
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
06
OK
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How do I
....respond to a position request?
STEP 1
STEP 2
POSITION REQUEST
POSITION REQUEST
CANCEL
CANCEL
from
MMSI
from
MMSI
MUTE
ANSWER
D7185_2
STEP 7
Re-tunes to
working
channel
06
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
.... access the DSC call log?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
Call all ships
Call Log
Position
Position Request
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
OK
STEP 4
CALL LOG
Distress
Individual call
Position request
CANCEL
SELECT
CALL LOG
Routine callils
from:
channel:
BACK
DELETE
D7202 2
Notes: (1) A maximum of 20 calls can be stored in the call log.
(2) Calls are stored as they are received. If the call log is full then the oldest
entry will be discarded.
(3) A message is displayed on the screen if there a re unread DSC calls in the
call log. Unread calls are prefixed with an asterisk (*) in the call log.
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How do I
....delete an entry from the DSC call log?
STEP 1
STEP 2
MAIN MENU
DSC OPERATIONS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
Call all ships
Call Log
Position
Position Request
EXIT
EXIT
OK
STEP 3
OK
STEP 4
DSC CALL LOG
DSC CALL LOG
Distress
Individual call
Position request
CANCEL
Routine callils
from:
channel:
SELECT
STEP 5
BACK
DELETE
STEP 6
DSC CALL LOG
Delete logged DSC
message
CANCEL
OK
DSC CALL LOG
Deleted OK
OK
D7203_1
2.6 Receiving weather alerts
Note: Applies to Ray240, not Ray240E models.
Whilst the radio is in Dual or Tri-Watch modes, and a National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather channel has been selected, when a
weather alert is received the radio will sound an audible alarm and automatically
switch to the monitored weather channel so that the emergency broadcast can be
heard.
2.7 Additional functions
In addition to those already described in this chapter, the Ray240 has further
functions that can be accessed from the Main menus.
This section gives a brief description of these functions and what they do.
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Intercom/fog/hailer
Intercom
for full details of using the intercom function refer to How do I....use the intercom?
on page 24.
Fog warnings
The Ray240 has in-built fog warning tones that an be transmitted through a hailer
horn. These tones can be used in manual or automatic modes, but any volume
adjustments will need to be made in manual mode before selecting automatic
mode.
Manual mode
In manual mode a tone is transmitted whenever the PTT switch is pressed.
Releasing the PTT will stop the tone.
Automatic mode
In automatic mode a signal is generated and transmitted by the unit at preset
intervals not exceeding 2 minutes until cancelled. The available tones are:
Signal
Tone
Power boat
Underway and making way
1 long tone
Powerboat
Underway and not making way
2 long tones
Sailboat under sail
Any type of boat that is:
Fishing
Not under command
Restricted ability to maneuver
Constrained by draught
Towing
1 long, 2 short tones
Under tow
1 long, 3 short tones
Pilot
4 short tones
Boat at anchor (less than 100m in length)
1 short, 1long, 1 short tone
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How do I
....set up the automatic fog signal?
Step 2
Step 1
MAIN MENU
IC/HAILER/FOG
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
EXIT
INTERCOM
HAILER
FOGHORN
OK
CANCEL
OK
Step 4
Step 3
AUTO FOG
AUTO FOG OFF
PWR MAKING WAY
PWR NOT MAKING WAY
SAIL/FISHNG
RESTRICTED/TOWING
UNDER TOW
PILOT
AT ANCHOR
FOG
V0:10
SQ:05
25W
RX
16
D7174_1
Hailer
The hailer can be used to both listen and talk.
Listen
With the hailer in listen mode, you can change the level of the listening volume in
the handset ear piece by using the handset volume button. The volume can be
adjusted at the active speaker by using the active speaker volume control.
Talk
To use the hailer in talk mode, just press and hold the PTT. The volume of the hailer
can be adjusted by using the volume button when the PTT switch is pressed.
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VHF Settings
Radio Sensitivity
Enables the receiving sensitivity of the Ray240 to be reduced in areas of high
traffic to decrease unwanted reception. This is also known as local mode.
Settings
Handset Settings
Enables you to adjust the following:
•
•
•
Keypad backlighting
Keypad clicks
Show GPS data
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Chapter 3: Installation
3.1 EMC Installation Guidelines
All Raymarine Equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in
the recreational marine environment.
Their design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility
(EMC) standards, but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not
compromised. Although every effort has been taken to ensure that they will perform under all
conditions, it is important to understand what factors could affect the operation of the product.
The guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC performance, but it is
recognized that it may not be possible to meet all of these conditions in all situations. To ensure
the best possible conditions for EMC performance within the constraints imposed by any
location, always ensure the maximum separation possible between different items of electrical
equipment.
For optimum EMC performance, it is recommended that wherever possible:
• Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are:
•
•
At least 3 ft. (1m) from any other equipment transmitting or carrying radio signals. In
the case of Single Side Band (SSB) radio, the distance should be increased to 7 ft. (2m).
More than 7 ft. (2m) from the path of a radar beam. A radar beam can normally be
assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiating element.
• The equipment is supplied from a separate battery to that used for engine
start. Voltage drops below 10 V, and starter motor transients, can cause the
equipment to reset. This will not damage the equipment, but may cause the
loss of some information and may change the operating mode.
• Raymarine specified cables are used. Cutting and rejoining these cables can
compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless doing so is
detailed in the installation manual.
Suppression Ferrite
If a suppression ferrite is attached to a cable, this ferrite should not be
removed. If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it must be
reassembled in the same position.
The illustration shows typical cable suppression ferrites used with
Raymarine equipment. Always use the ferrites supplied by Raymarine.
D7166_1
Connections to other equipment
If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied
by Raymarine, a suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near to the
Raymarine unit.
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3.2 What’s in the box?
You will find these items in the box:
Active
speaker
Gasket
set
Mounting
bracket
User Guide
Transceiver
Dust
cover
VHF Radio with DSC
5 m extension cable
Vessel Name
MMSI Number
Call Sign
Document No: 86088_1
Quick reference
guide
Stud (x2)
Handset
Handset
Cradle
Connector plate
Screw,
No.8 x 3/4"(x6)
Thumb nut (x2)
Screw,
No.4 x 3/8"(x3)
RAY 240
User
Manual
D7171_1
Power/NMEA/Hailer cable
Handbook
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Can I get optional extras?
You can obtain the following optional extras for the Ray240:
Description
Part No.
Second station
includes handset, cradle and active speaker and 5m extension cable
Ray240
Ray240E
E45001
E45002
Handset only
Ray240
Ray240E
E45009
E45010
Active speaker
E45003
Hailer horn
M95435
Extension cable, 3m
E45011
Extension cable, 5m
E45012
Extension cable, 10m
E45013
Bulkhead Mounting Kit
E45014
Bracket (trunnion) Mounting Kit
E25009
3.3 Where should I install my radio?
CAUTION
Compass safe distance
The compass safe distance for any part of the Ray240
installation including transceiver, handset and speaker,
measured in accordance with EN 60945, for the Ray240 is 0.9 m.
Before installing the Ray240 you should plan the installation, considering the
following points:
Transceiver Unit
You should mount the transceiver unit on a bulkhead, below decks that is:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
dry, protected and well ventilated.
free from high operating temperatures.
free from excessive vibration.
accessible for cable routing.
at least three feet from the antenna.
in such a position that accidental contact with the heatsink is avoided.
You must avoid mounting it:
• in an engine compartment.
• where there might be flammable vapors, such as in an engine room or
compartment, or in a fuel tank bay.
• where there is water splash or spray from bilges and hatches.
• where it is a risk of physical damage from heavy items, such as hatch covers,
tool boxes, etc.
• where it might be covered by any other equipment.
Handset and cradle
You should mount the primary handset and cradle:
• where they are easily accessed from the location where the ship is normally
navigated. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) law requires that the
primary handset is located in the wheelhouse or a room adjacent to it.
• at least three feet from the antenna.
Active speaker
You should mount the active speaker in a position where it is easy to hear and is
convenient for your use.
Antenna (not supplied)
You should use a good quality VHF antenna, designed for marine use installed in
accordance with the following:
• ensure that the antenna is connected to the radio before transmitting.
• Raymarine declares a Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) radius of 1.5
meters (per OET Bulletin 65) for this system, assuming 25 watts output to an
omnidirectional antenna of 3dBi gain or less.
• for watercraft with suitable structures, the antenna base must be at least 3.5
meters above the main deck to meet the MPE for persons up to 2 meters tall.
• for watercraft without such structures, the antenna must be mounted so that
its base is a minimum of 1.5 meters vertically from the heads of all persons.
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• as high as possible and free from obstruction for maximum range. VHF
transmission is essentially line-of-sight.
• if you have to extend the length of the co-axial cable between the antenna
and the radio, use one that is designed for minimum power loss over the cable
length.
Cables
When planning the installation, consideration should be given to where cables
are to be run:
• Try and avoid acute bends in cables.
• Secure and protect cables from physical damage and protect them from
exposure to heat. Avoid running cable through bilges or doorways, or close to
moving or hot objects.
• Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deck head, a watertight feed-through should be used.
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3.4 Typical installation
A typical installation for the Ray 240 is shown below:
Power
Red 12V DC
Black 0V
To Antenna
GPS signal
(from SeaTalk bus)
NMEA
Hailer horn
VOL/PWR
Optional 2nd station
VOL/PWR
Note: If you wish to connect your SeaTalk GPS antenna (e.g. RS125) directly to the
Ray240 VHF you must ensure that the GPS antenna is also connected to a suitable power
supply.
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3.5 How much space does the Ray240 need?
To help you plan the installation of your Ray240 and its associated components
the dimensions are:
273 mm (10.75 in)
67 mm
(2.64 in)
D6816-1
178 mm (7 in)
Transceiver Unit
A 50mm air space should be left around the transceiver when installed to enable
airflow and ventilation for cooling the heatsink.
Note: During normal operation, the transceiver unit heat sink will become warm. This
does not affect the operation of the unit.
VOL/PWR
124 mm (4.88 in)
15 mm 45 mm
(0.6 in) (1.78 in)
124 mm (4.88 in)
D6817-1
Active speaker
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Handset and Cradle
LAST/
WX
CH
16/9
170 mm (6.7 in)
RAY240
MENU
OK
1/25
MEM
SCAN
WATCH
SQ
1
GHI
7
PQRS
*
3
2
DEF
5
MNO
8
WXYZ
ABC
4
JKL
TUV
6
9
0
D6818-1
99.5 mm (3.9 in)
46 mm (1.8 in)
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3.6 How do I make the electrical connections?
Use the combined Power/Hailer/NMEA cable to make the electrical connections.
as shown:
Loud hailer
-
To battery /
power supply
Power +ve
Red
Power -ve
Black
Hailer +ve
Yellow
Hailer -ve
Green
Screen
NMEA 0183 device
(e.g. MFD)
NMEA out +ve
Brown
NMEA out -ve
Orange
Screen
NMEA 0183 device
(e.g. GPS)
Black
Black
NMEA in +ve
White
NMEA in -ve
Blue
Ray240 VHF
Screen
Cable color
Connection
Red
12 Volt Positive
Black
12 Volt Negative
Yellow
Hailer +
Green
Hailer -
Black
Hailer screen. Do not connect at hailer.
Brown
NMEA Out +
Orange
NMEA Out -
Black
NMEA 0183 screen. Do not connect at NMEA
device.
White
NMEA In +
Blue
NMEA In -
Raymarine recommends that unused connections have the tinned ends removed
and the tails are taped back to the main cable sheath.
For optimal installation, use screened cables throughout, ensuring that the screen
connection is continuous.
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The Ray240 base transceiver does not have an ON/OFF switch. It is therefore
strongly recommended that your radio is connected to the boat’s power supply
through a dedicated power breaker to avoid unnecessary drain on the electrical
system when your boat is not in use.
To ensure that the unit works correctly:
• You should connect the power cable to the DC supply using lugs (not supplied)
that have been crimped and soldered.
Grounding
• Connect the negative wire to battery negative.
The negative power wire must be connected to battery negative.
(Ideally the battery will be bonded to a common ground point directly
adjacent to the battery itself.)
• DO NOT connect the metal heat sink to RF ground.
The exposed metal heatsink on the Ray240 VHF is internally connected to
battery negative. No connection is required to the heatsink ground terminal.
Connecting the metal heatsink to RF Ground or to the vessel's grounded
metal structures will allow stray currents to flow that could cause or
accelerate corrosion of metal fittings.
• Isolate heatsink from metal objects and surfaces.
Ensure adequate space around the metal heatsink, in particular you must
avoid contact with any metal object or surface. If necessary mount the VHF on
an isolating plate made of plastic or wood.
• Isolate the antenna connector from metal objects and surfaces.
The antenna connector (outer conductor) and coaxial cable screen are
connected to the metal heatsink. Ensure the antenna connector and coaxial
cable screen are isolated from any metalwork, including the mast (some
metal antenna brackets may not be suitable).
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How do I connect the cables to the transceiver?
You connect the cables to the labelled connectors as follows:
Power
Antenna
Handset
D6827_1
Position data input
How do I connect the handset to the transceiver?
You should connect the handset cable to the transceiver using the bulkhead
mounted connector. Full details of which are shown on the Installation Guide.
3.7 How do I get position data?
You can get position data for providing latitude and longitude information using
either NMEA or SeaTalk connections.
SeaTalk data
If you have a SeaTalk instruments installed, this is the most convenient way to
connect your radio for position data to be received. Using the SeaTalk Auxiliary
Junction Box, Part No. R55006 (not supplied), enables Sea Talk and Global
Positioning System (GPS) inputs to be connected in one place.
NMEA data
You should connect the White and Blue (NMEA + and -) wires of the combined
cable to the output wires of the positioning device using a suitable connector
block.
The following sentences are used by the Ray240:
• Receive - GGA, GLL,GNS, RMC, ZDA.
• Transmit - DSC, DSE
For specific instructions on how to connect your particular GPS, refer to the
handbook which came with that device.
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3.8 Setting up the Ray240
How do I
.... enter my boat’s MMSI number?
Have your MMSI number ready before you start
Step 2
Step 1
MAIN MENU
SETTINGS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
EXIT
Handset
Display
DSC Operations
ATIS
OK
CANCEL
OK
Step 4
Step 3
CAUTION: MMSI NUMBER
You only get one chance to enter
the MMSI number. Take care to get
it right!
DSC SETTINGS
my MMSI group
my MMSI
EXIT
MY MMSI
OK
MMSI UNDEFINED
CANCEL
MORE
Step 6
Step 5
MY MMSI
1st MMSI
x2
x2
MY MMSI
STORED OK
CANCEL
CANCEL
OK
D7156_1
Notes: (1) To change the MMSI number the radio must be returned to your Raymarine dealer.
(2) A group MMSI has a zero prefix.
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How do I
....enter my ATIS number?
Have your ATIS number ready before you start
Step 2
Step 1
MAIN MENU
SETTINGS
Intercom/hailer/fog
VHF Operations
DSC Operations
Settings
EXIT
Handset
Display
DSC Operations
ATIS
OK
CANCEL
OK
Step 4
Step 3
CAUTION: ATIS NUMBER
You only get one chance to enter
the ATIS number. Take care to get
it right!
MY ATIS
ATIS UNDEFINED
CANCEL
MY ATIS
MORE
1st input ATIS
CANCEL
OK
Step 6
Step 5
MY ATIS
2nd input ATIS
x2
MY ATIS
STORED OK
CANCEL
CANCEL
OK
D7157_1
Notes: (1) This procedure is only applicable to the European version of the Ray240.
(2) When using ATIS you cannot use DSC, Watch or Scan features.
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Chapter 4: Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
CAUTION
Cleaning
Do not use solvents or other chemicals to clean this equipment.
4.1 Introduction
The Ray240 is designed to provide long-term operation. It is recognized, however
that environmental and other factors may result in the need for occasional
service.
4.2 What maintenance can I do?
The Ray240 has no user serviceable parts or adjustments. Never remove the cover
or attempt to service the product.
Your attention to a few basic points should ensure many years of service:
• Although the unit is waterproof, keep it as dry as possible.
• If you remove the handset, always fit the dust cap to the extension cable connector.
• Clean the exterior of the unit with a tissue or soft non-abrasive cloth.
• Regularly inspect the radio case and antenna for any physical damage.
4.3 How do I troubleshoot the Ray240?
All Raymarine products are, prior to packing and shipping, subjected to
comprehensive test and quality assurance programs. However, if your Ray240
should develop a fault, please refer to the following table to identify the most
likely cause and the suggested action required to return the radio to normal
operation.
If you still have a problem after referring to the table below, contact your local
Raymarine dealer, national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services
Department for further advice.
Always quote the product serial number, which you will find printed on the unit.
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Problem
Possible cause
Suggested action
Radio will not power (a) Loose wiring connection (a) Check all connections
up
(b) 10 amp Fuse has blown (b) Check 10 amp fuse and replace
if necessary.
DSC functions are
not working
MMSI number not entered
Check MMSI number has been
entered correctly
Position data not
shown
Information not being
received from GPS
Check GPS is switched on and
connected to the radio.
Check units are interfaced correctly.
Power cycle the Ray240 VHF
4.4 How do I get technical support?
To get Technical Support
Complete product information and interactive help is available at:
www.raymarine.com
North and South America
Europe, Middle East, Africa
and Australasia
Raymarine Technical Support
1-800-539-5539
or
+1 603-881-5200
Raymarine Technical Support
+44 (0) 23 9271 4713
Product Repair and Service
Raymarine Product Repair Center
21 Manchester Street,
Merrimack,
NH 03054-4801
USA
Product Repair and Service
Raymarine UK Ltd.
Marine House
5 Harbourgate, Southampton Road,
Portsmouth, Hampshire
PO6 4BQ
England
Help us to help you
To allow us to respond to your needs faster, please quote the Equipment type,
Model number and Serial number when requesting service
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Appendix 5: VHF Channels
U.S. Marine VHF Channels and Frequencies
CH. XMIT
No 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
03A 156.150 156.150
x
U.S. Government only
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, 6
14
156.700 156.700
x
Port Operations. VTS in selected areas.
156.750
x
Environmental (Receive only). Used by Class ‘C’ EPIRBs. 3
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. 4
17
156.850 156.850
x
State Control 5
18A 156.900 156.900
x
Commercial
19A 156.950 156.950
x
Commercial
15
20
–
157.000 161.600
20A 157.000 157.000
Port Operations (duplex)
x
Port Operations
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CH. XMIT
No Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq Use
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
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)
61A 156.075 156.075
x
U.S. Government only
63A 156.175 156.175
x
Port Operations and Commercial, VTS. Available only in New
Orleans / Lower Mississippi area.
64A 156.225 156.225
x
U.S. Coast Guard only
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. 6
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) 5
78A 156.925 156.925
x
Non-Commercial
79A 156.975 156.975
x
Commercial. Non-Commercial in Great Lakes only.
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CH. XMIT
No Freq
RCV
Freq
59
Single
Freq Use
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)
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
x
Commercial, Intership only
• Recreational boaters normally use channels listed as Non-Commercial: 68, 69, 71, 72,
78A.
• Channel 70 is used exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and is not available for
regular voice communications.
• Channels 75 and 76 are reserved as guard bands for Channel 16 and are 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 semi-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 is Receive Only.
4. Channel 16 is used for calling other stations or for distress alerting.
5. Output power is fixed at 1 watt only.
6. Output power is initially set to 1 watt. User can temporarily override this restriction to
transmit at high power.
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Canadian Marine VHF Channels and Frequencies
CH XMIT
No. 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
Ship Movement
06
Intership, Commercial, Non-commercial and Safety:
May be used for search and rescue communications
between ships and aircraft.
156.300 156.300 All areas
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. Limited to 1-watt maximum power.
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CH XMIT
No. Freq
RCV
Freq
61
Area of
Operation Use
14
156.700 156.700 AC, GL
Intership, Ship/Shore, Commercial, Non-commercial and
Ship Movement: Port operations and pilot information and
messages.
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
Ship/Shore, Safety and Ship Movement:
Port operations only with 1-watt maximum power.
157.000 161.600 All areas
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
non-Canadian 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
26
-
161.850 AC
157.300 161.900 All areas
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
Ship/Shore, Safety and Public Correspondence
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CH XMIT
No. Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
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
60
-
162.000 AC
156.025 160.625 PC
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) service.
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
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard only.
156.125 156.125 PC
62A 156.125 156.125 EC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Commercial:
Commercial fishing only.
64
Ship/Shore and Public Correspondence
156.225 160.825 PC
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.
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CH XMIT
No. Freq
RCV
Freq
63
Area of
Operation Use
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
71
156.575 156.575
Intership, Ship/Shore and Non-commercial: For marinas
and yacht clubs on the East Coast and on Lake Winnipeg.
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.
77
156.875 156.875
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.
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
Intership and Ship/Shore: Canadian Coast Guard use only
in the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas.
81A 157.075 157.075 PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard antipollution.
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CH XMIT
No. Freq
RCV
Freq
Area of
Operation Use
82A 157.125 157.125 PC
Intership, Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard use only.
82A 157.125 157.125
Intership and Ship/Shore: Canadian Coast Guard use only
in the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes areas.
83
Ship/Shore and Safety:
Canadian Coast Guard use only.
157.175 161.775 PC
83A 157.175 157.175 EC
Intership and Ship/Shore:
Canadian Coast Guard and other Government agencies.
83B
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service.
-
161.775 AC, GL
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
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
161.925 PC
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. An “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.
5. Channels 75 and 76 are reserved as guard bands for Channel 16 and are not available for regular voice
communications.
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International Marine VHF Channels & Frequencies
CH XMIT
No. 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, Port Operations and Ship Movement
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
24
157.200 161.800
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
x
Intership 1
Public Correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
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No. Freq
RCV
Freq
Single
Freq Use
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 2
68
156.425 156.425
x
Port Operations and Ship Movement
69
156.475 156.475
x
Intership, 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 XMIT
No. Freq
RCV
Freq
67
Single
Freq Use
82
157.125 161.725
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
83
157.175 161.775
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
84
157.225 161.825
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
85
157.275 161.875
Public correspondence, Port Operations and Ship Movement
86
157.325 161.925
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
•
•
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.
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. Within the European Maritime Area and in Canada, channels 10, 67 and 73 may also be used by
the individual administrations concerned for communication between ship stations, aircraft stations and participating land stations engaged in coordinated search and rescue and anti-pollution operations in local areas. 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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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
Private Channels
Country
Channel
Designation
Channel use
United Kingdom
M1
M2
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Denmark
L1
L2
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Finland, Norway & Sweden
L1
L2
L3
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Pleasure Boat
Netherlands
31
37
NL Marina
UK Marina
Denmark, Finland, Norway &
Sweden
F1
F2
F3
Fishing Boat
Fishing Boat
Fishing Boat
These National channels have been allocated for the specific use within those countries listed.
To use them you must have the appropriate license and your Ray240 must be programmed
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by an authorized Raymarine dealer to use the national channels that are approved for your
country.
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Appendix 6: Technical specification
Transmitter
Channels
All available US, International and Canadian VHF Marine Band
Frequency Stability
± 1.5 kHz
Frequency Range
155.000 - 165.000 MHz
Channel Spacing
25 kHz
Power Output
25 W / 1 W
Modulation
Frequency modulation
Modulation Audio Response
+1 to -30dB of 6db/ octave 300 Hz to 3000 Hz
FM Hum & Noise level
< -40 dB
Audio Distortion
< 10%
Spurious & Harmonic (25W)
better than 80 dB
Antenna Impedance
50 ohms
Receiver
Channels
All available US, International and Canadian VHF Marine Band
Frequency Range
155.000 - 165.000 MHz
Frequency Stability
± 1.5 kHz
Usable Sensitivity (20dB) SINAD
<0.4 μV
Squelch Sensitivity
<0.2μV
Adjacent Channel Rejection
> 70 dB
Spurious Image Rejection
> 70 dB
Inter modulation Rejection
> 68 dB
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Audio Output (active speaker)
5W
Audio distortion
< 5%
Hum & Noise in Audio
< -40 dB
Hailer
Output - 4 Ohms
22W
- 8 Ohms
10W
Operating requirements
Input Voltage
12V nominal (10.8 to 15.6)
Current consumption (single
handset system)
Receive
Standby
Current 25W @ 13.8V transmit
400 mA
110 mA
< 6 amps
Temperature Range
140 F to + 1220 F (-100 C to +500 C) operational
-40 F to + 1580 F (-200 C to +700 C) non-operating
Water Protection
Handset - submersible to IPX 7
Active speaker - waterproof to CFR 46
Transceiver unit - drip resistant
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Appendix 7: Hints and Tips
Phonetic Alphabet
To help make call letters more clearly understood, and to assist in spelling out
similar sounding or unfamiliar word, radiotelephone users employ the
international phonetic alphabet.
A
ALPHA
N
NOVEMBER
B
BRAVO
O
OSCAR
C
CHARLIE
P
PAPA
D
DELTA
Q
QUEBEC
E
ECHO
R
ROMEO
F
FOXTROT
S
SIERRA
G
GOLF
T
TANGO
H
HOTEL
U
UNIFORM
I
INDIA
V
VICTOR
J
JULIET
W
WHISKEY
K
KILO
X
X-RAY
L
LIMA
Y
YANKEE
M
MIKE
Z
ZULU
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Prowords
Prowords can be used to simplify and speed up radio communications.
Proword
Meaning
ACKNOWLEDGE
Have you received and understood?
CONFIRM
My version is....... is that correct?
CORRECTION
An error has been made; the correct version
is........
I SAY AGAIN
I repeat.... (e.g. important words)
I SPELL
What follows is spelt phonetically
OUT
End of work
OVER
I have completed this part of my message, and I
am inviting you to reply
RECEIVED
Receipt acknowledged
SAY AGAIN
Repeat your message (or the part indicated)
STATION CALLING
Used when a station is uncertain of the identity of
a station which is calling
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Appendix 8: List Of Abbreviations
Appendix 8: List Of Abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
A
Amperes
ATIS
Automatic Transmission Identification System
dB
Decibels
dc
Direct Current
DSC
Digital Selective Calling
DTMF
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
EMC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
EME
Electromagnetic Energy
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GPS
Global Positioning System
Hz
Hertz
kHz
Kilo Hertz
LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
MHz
Mega Hertz
mm
millimeters
MMSI
Maritime Mobile Service Identity
NMEA
National Marine Electronics Association
NOAA
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
PTT
Push To Talk
RF
Radio Frequency
RX
Receiver
SWR
Standing Wave Ratio
TX
Transmit
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Abbreviation Meaning
UK
United Kingdom
V
Volts
VHF
Very High Frequency