Cobra MARINE MR HH330 FLOAT Owner`s manual

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Our Thanks to You and
Customer Assistance
Introduction
Our Thanks to You
Owner’s Manual
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Thank you for purchasing a CobraMarine® VHF radio.
Properly used, this Cobra® product will give you
many years of reliable service.
How Your CobraMarine VHF Radio Works
This radio is a battery-powered, portable transceiver for use afloat. It gives you
two-way vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-shore station communications, primarily
for safety and secondarily for navigation and operational purposes. With it, you
can call for help, get information from other boaters, talk to lock or bridge tenders,
and make radiotelephone calls to anywhere in the world through a marine operator.
Customer Assistance
The Cobra Electronics Corporation
line of quality products includes:
Customer Assistance
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand
its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further
assistance after reading this manual, please contact your local dealer.
VHF MARINE RADIO
MR HH330 FLT EU
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For Warranty, Product Service and
Accessory Information
Please contact your local dealer or distributor.
See the enclosed leaflet that provides contact
information for the CobraMarine international
distributors.
©2010 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
www.cobra.com
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Radio Controls
and Indicators
Backlit LCD Screen
and Product Features
Introduction
Belt Clip
Engagement
Speaker/
Microphone
External Cover
Introduction
Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen
Transmit and Receive Icons
ON/OFF/
Volume Control
Signal Level Icons
Automatic Transponder
Identification System Icon
Tri-Watch Icon
Battery
Channel Up
Button
Wrist
Strap
Connector
Push to
Talk
Button
Instant
Channel
16 Button
Channel
Down
Button
SCAN
Button
Call/Enter
Button
Speaker
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Key Tone Icon
Product Features
UIC Active Channel Map Icons
Power Settings*
Selectable power settings produce
1, 3 or 6 watts of output power for
near or distant calling.
* Units sold in Australia will transmit
at 5 watts maximum.
Backlight/
Key Lock
Button
Tri-Watch
Button
Simplex Operation Icon
Roger Beep Icon
Scan Icon
Battery
Clip
Memory/Escape
Button
Microphone
International/Canada/USA Channels
Allows operation on any of the three (3)
different channel maps established for
these areas.
Submersible to JIS7 Standards
Waterproof to 1 m (3.3 ft) of water
for 30 minutes.
Button/Key Lock
Prevents accidental setting changes
when button lock is set.
Channel Scan/Memory Scan
Use to scan through unlimited
channels or memory locations
to find conversations in progress.
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AA Battery Compatible
Can work at full power with six (6) AA
alkaline batteries. Good for emergency
backup. Requires optional AA battery
tray (P/N CM 110-011).
Call Tones (Selectable)
10 selectable call tones.
Unlimited Memory Channels
Allows programming of unlimited
VHF memory channels.
Battery Power Icon
Button Lock Icon
Product Features (continued)
Speaker/Mic Jack
Allows connecting optional Cobra
Lapel Speaker/Mic and other Cobra
accessories.
Call Tone Icon
Memory Channel Icon
Memory Channel
Active Channel
Numbers
Backlit
LCD
Screen
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Low/Medium/High Power Icons
Frequency
Band Icon
Antenna
Power
Level
Product Features
Introduction
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Signal Strength Meter
Shows the strength of incoming or
outgoing signals.
Illuminated Buttons
Allows high visibility of all function
buttons.
Instant Channel 16
Provides instant access to priority
Channel 16.
Tri-Watch
Use to monitor three (3) channels
at once — Channel 16 and two (2)
programmable channels.
Floating
This radio will float if dropped overboard.
It has an orange stripe so it's easy to
retrieve. Must use included battery to float.
AC and DC Charger Included
Use to charge battery pack, at home,
in a car or in a boat.
Locking Desktop Charger
Holds the radio or battery in place while
charging. Vertical or horizontal mounting.
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Roger Beep Tone (Selectable)
Confirmation tone indicates the
completion of the user’s transmission
and signals to others it is clear to talk.
On or Off selectable.
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BURP
The Cobra exclusive BURP feature expels
water from the speaker grill if the unit is
dropped in the water or is subjected to
extreme rain and weather.
Automatic Transponder Identification
System (ATIS)
Capable of operating within the Automatic
Transponder Identification System. ATIS
includes data at the end of a transmission
for station identification.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Introduction
Our Thanks to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1
Radio Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2
Backlit LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
General Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Recommendations for Marine Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Licensing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation
Included in this Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Batteries and Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Operating Your Radio
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setup Mode Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
ATIS ID Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Standby/Receive and Transmit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Advanced Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Floating Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
VHF Marine Radio Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Voice Calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Radiotelephone Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Emergency Messages and Distress Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Trademark Specifications and Accessories
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Trademark Acknowledgement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Appendix
VHF Marine Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Declaration of Conformity and CE Marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Important Safety Information
General Precautions
Introduction
Important Safety Information
Introduction
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Before installing and using your CobraMarine VHF radio, please read these
general precautions and warnings.
Warning and Notice Statements
To make the most of this radio, it must be installed and used properly.
Please read the installation and operating instructions carefully before installing
and using the radio. Special attention must be paid to the WARNING and NOTICE
statements in this manual.
WARNINGS
Your radio generates electromagnetic RF (radio frequency) energy when it is transmitting.
To ensure that you and those around you are not exposed to excessive amounts of
that energy, DO NOT touch the antenna when transmitting. KEEP the radio at least
5 cm (2 inches) away from yourself and others when transmitting.
DO NOT transmit more than 50% of the time the radio is in use — 50% duty cycle.
The radio is transmitting when the Talk button is pressed and the transmit
information shows on the LCD screen..
ALWAYS use only Cobra authorized accessories.
WARNING
Statements identify conditions that could result in personal injury or loss of life.
DO NOT operate the radio in an explosive atmosphere, near blasting sites,
or in any area where signs are posted prohibiting radio transmissions.
NEVER place the transceiver or microphone/speaker where they might interfere
with operation of your vessel or cause injury.
NOTICE
Statements identify conditions that could cause damage to the radio
or other equipment.
General Precautions
The following WARNINGS and NOTICE information on the following page will make
you aware of RF exposure hazards and how to assure you operate the radio within
the recommended RF exposure limits established for the radio.
Changes or modifications to your radio MAY VOID its compliance with government
rules and make it illegal to use.
DO NOT allow children or anyone unfamiliar with proper procedures to operate
the radio without supervision.
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Failure to observe any of these warnings may cause you to exceed recommended
RF exposure limits or create other dangerous conditions.
NOTICE
Your radio is waterproof only when the batteries are properly installed.
AVOID using or storing the radio at temperatures below -20˚C (-4˚F ) or above
60˚C (140˚F ).
KEEP your radio at least 0,9 m (3 ft) away from your vessel’s magnetic
navigation compass.
DO NOT attempt to service any internal parts yourself. Have any necessary
service performed by a qualified technician.
This radio is supplied with a lithium-ion (LiON) rechargeable battery pack.
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Use only the Cobra charger to recharge lithium-ion (LiON) batteries in the radio.
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Do not short circuit the battery pack.
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When replacing the batteries, dispose of the old batteries properly. Batteries
may explode if disposed of in a fire.
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Recommendations for
Marine Communication
Licensing Information
Introduction
Recommendations for Marine Communication
Introduction
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The frequencies your radio uses are set aside to enhance safety afloat and for vessel
navigation and operational messages over a range suitable for nearshore voyages.
If the maximum output of your radio is not sufficient for the distances you travel from
the coast, consider a higher powered handheld or installing a Cobra Marine fixed mount
radio with up to 25 watts of output power. (Visit www.cobra.com or your local
dealer for model availability.)
If traveling far offshore, you should consider adding even more powerful radio
equipment such as HF single side band or satellite radio for your vessel.
The coastguard does not endorse mobile phones as substitutes for marine radios.
They generally cannot communicate with rescue vessels and, if you make a distress
call on a mobile phone, only the party you call will be able to hear you. Additionally,
mobile phones may have limited coverage over water and can be hard to locate.
If you do not know where you are, the coastguard will have difficulty finding you if
you are using a mobile phone.
However, mobile phones can have a place on board where mobile coverage
is available — to allow social conversations and keep the marine frequencies
uncluttered and available for their intended uses.
VHF Marine Radio Procedures
If you are not familiar with or need to brush up on the protocols that must be
followed when using a VHF Marine Radio, please study the section beginning
at page 31 before putting your radio into service.
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Licensing Information
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The radio operates on all currently allocated marine channels and is switchable for
use according to International, Canadian or U.S.A. regulations. It features instant
access to emergency Channel 16 by pressing one key.
Station License
The UK requires a ship’s radio license and a marine radio operator’s certificate before
transmitting equipment can be used aboard a vessel. Other European countries have
specific requirements of their own.
For detailed information and applications, contact the Radio Licensing Centre run
by OFCOM in the UK. In other countries, contact the relevant national postal
or telecommunications authority.
Canadian or U.S.A. Station License
If your vessel will be entering the sovereign waters of Canada or the U.S.A.,
you should contact Industry of Canada, Radio Regulatory Branch or the U.S. FCC
(Federal Communications Commission) for licensing and operating information.
Radio Call Sign
A radio call sign is included as part of the ship’s radio license in the UK.
Other countries may have different practices; contact your local regulatory
authority for information.
User Responsibility and Operating Locations
All users are responsible for observing domestic and foreign government regulations
and are subject to severe penalties for violations. The transmitting frequencies in your
radio are reserved for maritime use; any frequency you use for transmission must be
specifically included on your ships license. The VHF frequencies on your radio are
reserved for marine use and require a special license to operate from land, including
when your boat is on its trailer. The use of ATIS is prohibited outside the European
inland waterways covered by the Basel Agreement.
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Included in this Package
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Included in this Package
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You should find all of the following items in the package with
your CobraMarine VHF radio:
Radio
Wrist Strap
Wrist Strap and Belt Clip
Wrist Strap
The radio comes with the wrist strap already attached.
It can be easily removed if you choose not to use it.
Drop-In Battery Charger
Belt Clip
Belt Clip Secured to Belt
Insert Knob onto Belt Clip
Battery Charger Power Cord
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Wrist Strap
LiON Battery Pack
Use the spring-loaded belt clip to carry the radio on your
person.
1. Press open the belt clip, slide it over the belt and
release the clip.
2. Insert the round guide on the back of the radio into the
guide channel on the back of the belt clip. The radio must
be upside-down, as shown, to remove it from the belt clip.
3. Once the knob is inserted all the way into the belt clip
channel, the radio swings free but remains secure.
Secure Radio
For connection to 12-volt and AC
power sources.
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Spring-Loaded Belt Clip
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Batteries and Charger
Batteries and Charger
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Batteries and Charger
LiON Battery Pack
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The radio is shipped with a sealed lithium-ion (LiON) battery
pack (P/N CM 110-021) that is rechargeable.
WARNING
The charger provided for this radio is only to be used
to charge the battery pack provided. Do not charge
any other type of batteries in the charger as fire,
explosion or battery damage will occur. Avoiding
extreme room temperatures will also help prolong
the life of the battery pack for the radio.
When your rechargeable batteries begin to discharge too
quickly, it is time to install a new battery pack. Your radio
will also operate with six (6) high-quality AA alkaline
batteries, using the optional alkaline battery tray.
Install Battery Pack
Power Sources
Installing the Battery Pack
1. Position the battery pack to line up the two (2) external
alignment tabs to the alignment slots in the radio.
2. Engage the battery pack into the radio until battery pack
is fully seated against the radio housing.
3. Pivot the locking tab up until it snaps into place on the
back of the battery pack.
Initial Battery Charge
Initial Charge
The Cobra-provided LiON battery pack may be charged at
home, in a car or in a boat using the appropriate 12V DC
power cord with the charger.
1. Insert one (1) of the power cords into the back of the
drop-in charger.
2. Insert the other end of the power cord into the appropriate
12V DC or 220V AC power source. The wall charger should
be installed near the equipment and easily accessible.
3. Remove the spacer from the charger and insert the entire
radio/battery into the charger. The metal charge contacts
on the battery will contact the mating prongs in the
charger to transfer the charging current.
4. Observe that the red light on the front of the charger
glows to indicate that the battery pack is properly seated
and the charger is operating.
5. Allow the batteries to charge for five (5) to six (6) hours
before use. The light will change back to green when the
battery is fully charged.
WARNING
Only the rechargeable LiON battery pack can be
recharged. You MUST use one of the charging devices
provided with this radio. Do not substitute any other
type of charging adapter or charger base for this
radio. Battery damage, fire or explosion may result.
It is equally important to prevent the lithium-ion
(LiON) battery pack from freezing to obtain best
performance from the battery pack.
NOTE
If the drop-in charger is used on a boat, Cobra
recommends you attach it to a horizontal shelf or
vertical bulkhead (using the screw holes provided)
to prevent possible damage due to the boat rolling or
pitching. The charging base has been designed to hold
the battery pack in place during rough sea conditions.
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Batteries and Charger
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Locking Tab
To Remove Battery Pack from Radio
1. Pivot the locking tab off of the back of the battery pack
to unlock.
2. Lift the bottom of the battery pack slightly to remove
it from the radio housing.
3. Pull battery pack out of the radio housing.
Battery Pack Charging Only
NOTE
The LiON battery pack can also be charged in the
battery charger without being installed in the radio.
Insert the spacer into the battery charger to support
the battery pack during this charging process. Follow
the same procedures in “Initial Charge” to charge the
battery pack.
NOTICE
Lithium-ion (LiON) batteries are toxic. Please dispose
of properly. Some marine suppliers accept old battery
packs for recycling and some municipal waste disposal
agencies have special provisions for battery disposal.
Alkaline Battery Tray
Batteries and Charger
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Installation
Alkaline Batteries
An optional alkaline battery tray (P/N CM 110-011) can be
purchased for this radio. The alkaline battery tray acts as
a backup or “Emergency” power source should the battery
pack run low on power and needs to be recharged. The
radio will transmit at full power when using six (6) new
AA alkaline batteries.
Fully Charged
Maintaining the Battery Charge
As you use your radio, the battery power icon will show the
battery power remaining. When the icon begins to flash, it is
time to recharge or change the batteries.
Partially Charged
Fully Discharged
NOTICE
Use only the drop-in charger provided by Cobra. Do
not use the charger with alkaline batteries; only the
LiON battery pack is rechargeable. Spent alkaline
batteries must be discarded and replaced.
It is a good idea to keep a set of fresh, high-quality AA
alkaline batteries with your radio. Should the rechargeable
battery pack become discharged and no electrical power
source is available, you can insert the optional alkaline
battery tray with fresh alkaline batteries and continue to
use your radio.
NOTE
Some radios with LiON batteries have AA or AAA
battery packs which only allow low-power transmit.
The optional AA battery tray for the MR HH330 and a
fresh set of alkaline batteries will allow for full-power
emergency transmissions.
WARNING
Never attempt to recharge alkaline batteries. They are
not made to be recharged, and should be disposed of
in a proper manner.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
Getting Started
HH330 Radio
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Refer to the foldout at the front of this manual to identify the
various controls and indicators on your radio. Throughout
this manual you will be instructed to “Press” or to “Press
and hold” various buttons (except “Push to Talk”) on the
radio. “Press” means a momentary press of approximately
one (1) second. “Press and hold” means to hold the button
down for approximately two (2) seconds.
Whenever you press any button except the Talk button on
your radio, a brief tone (beep) will sound to confirm the
button press. With all button presses, the appropriate icon
will appear on the LCD and the backlight will turn On. The
backlight will stay On for 10 seconds after the button is
released.
At times, you will hear two (2) other sounds. Two (2) beeps
will sound to confirm your setting changes and three (3)
beeps will sound to notify you of an error.
Speaker/Mic Port
Talk Button
Radio Speaker and Microphone
The internal Radio Speaker and Microphone are located on the
bottom front face of the radio below the lower control buttons.
An optional Speaker/Microphone port is located at the top
of the radio between the antenna and the Power/Volume
control. Unthread the Speaker/Microphone port cover to access
and install an optional speaker or microphone into this port.
Talk Button
Press and hold the Talk button to transmit messages.
Release the Talk button to stop transmitting.
Common Radio Functions
The following procedures define common operating functions of the radio when in
Marine Standby mode.
On/Off/Volume Control
(Clockwise)
On/Off/Volume Control
(Counterclockwise)
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Power/Volume Control
Power On/Off Control
The On/Off/Volume control is located at the upper right
side of the radio. Turning the On/Off/Volume control
past the detent position will turn the radio On or Off.
Volume Control
Volume is controlled by turning the On/Off/Volume
control.
n To increase the volume, turn the On/Off/Volume
control clockwise.
n To decrease the volume, turn the On/Off/Volume
control counterclockwise.
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Getting Started
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
Radio
Radio
Protocols
Backlight/Key Lock Button
Key Locked Buttons
Key Lock Icon
Backlight/Key Lock Button
The LCD will be illuminated by the backlight as long as any
button is pressed and will remain On for 10 seconds after the
button is released.
To Display the Backlight Momentarily:
Press the Backlight/Key Lock button. The backlight will
remain On for 10 seconds. If the backlight is already
On, another press of the Backlight/Key Lock button
will turn it Off.
Key Lock
To prevent accidental changes to your settings, you can
lock all of the following buttons:
n Channel Up Button
n Channel Down Button
n SCAN Button
n MEM/ESC Button
n H-M-L Button
n 16 Button
n TRI-WATCH Button
n Call/Enter/Setup Button
To Lock or Unlock the Buttons:
Press and hold the Backlight/Key Lock button for two
(2) seconds. The Key Lock icon will appear or disappear
in the LCD. When Key Lock is On, pressing any of the
listed buttons on the front of the radio will result in a
three (3) beep error message.
Both the Backlight/Key Lock button and the Talk button
are active — you can Receive (Rx) or Transmit (Tx)
a message with Key Lock On, but you cannot change
the channel.
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VHF Marine
Operating
Your
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
Currently On Channel 88
SCAN Button
Channel Up/Down Buttons
Your radio will Receive (Rx) and Transmit (Tx) VHF signals
on the channel indicated on the LCD display. You can change
the channel at any time using the Channel Up/Down buttons.
To Change Channels:
Press the Channel Up/Down button.
If you are on Channel 88, pressing the Channel Up
button will advance to Channel 01. If you are on
Channel 01, pressing the Channel Down button will
advance to Channel 88.
You can press and hold the Channel Up/Down button
for fast advance. The beep sound will occur only at the
first press of the button and not during fast advance.
If the new channel selected is restricted to low power,
the radio will automatically switch to Low Power mode
and the Low Power icon will appear on the LCD.
If the radio is in the Key Lock mode, the channel will
not change and the three (3) beep error signal will sound.
SCAN Button
Press and release the SCAN button to scan all channels. The
SCAN icon will display on the LCD display. Scanning begins
at lower channels, and scans to higher channels. Press the
Channel Up/Down button to change the scan direction.
When a signal is received in SCAN mode, the radio will pause
10 seconds before resuming SCAN operation. The scan will
stop when the Talk button is pressed.
In Memory mode, press and release the SCAN button to
scan all memory channels. Because the unit is already in the
Memory Channel mode, only the channels in the memory
bank will be displayed.
NOTE
Memory channels need to be saved to effectively
enter the Memory Channel mode and scan all
memory channels.
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Getting Started
VHF Marine
Operating
Your
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Radio
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H-M-L Power Button
Setup Mode Programming
VHF Marine
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Radio
Protocols
High/Medium/Low (H-M-L) Power Button
Your radio can transmit selectively at 1, 3 or 6 watts of
power (5 watts in Australia). Cobra suggests you maintain
the low power setting for short-range communications.
You will conserve battery life and avoid overpowering
nearby stations with a low power setting signal. Use the
high power setting for long-range communications
or when you do not receive a response to a signal
sent at 1 watt.
To Toggle Between H-M-L Power Modes:
Press the H-M-L Power button. The LCD will show
which mode is in effect. Some channels are restricted
for a maximum use of 1 watt. Your radio will
automatically set the power to Low Power mode
when you select those channels.
NOTE
Some channels, frequency bands and countries of use
might not be able to operate in High Power mode.
Setup Mode Programming
•
The following series of procedures is designed to allow you to set the programmable
features of your radio. Correctly following these steps results in a minimal amount of
radio setup programming time.
NOTE
When in the Setup mode, if you stop programming for longer than 15 seconds,
your entry will be saved and the radio will go back to the Marine Standby
mode. When you return to Setup mode and continue programming you will
see the last “value” displayed. While in the Setup mode, you will not receive
any signal reception.
Marine (VHF) Mode Programming
Programming these features will allow you to customize certain features of this radio
to enhance your “On-Water” audio needs.
Start from Marine Standby mode to begin Marine (VHF) Setup programming.
Press and hold the Call/Enter/Setup button for two (2) seconds to enter the
programming mode.
Call/Enter/Setup Button
Call /Enter/Setup Button
The Call/Enter/Setup button has multiple functions. It is
generally used in the following ways:
n Press and release to transmit your unique Call Tone signal
to another radio.
n Press and hold to enter any Setup menu.
n Functions as an Enter button when making a selection
in any Setup menu.
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The mode programming follows this sequence:
n Squelch Level Set
n Channel Map
n Tone Alert On/Off
n Call Tone Select
n Roger Beep On/Off
n Key Tone On/Off
n ATIS On/Off (Displayed only when ATIS enabled)
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Channel Up/Down Buttons
Squelch Control
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Squelch Control
Squelch Control filters weak signals and radio frequency (RF)
noise so that you will clearly hear the signals you want.
The Squelch Control on this radio is set through the following
keypad operation.
To Set Squelch Control:
1. With the power On, push and hold Call/Enter/Setup
button to access the Setup menu.
2. Squelch control will be the first menu item to appear.
Press the Channel Up and Channel Down buttons to
set level. The signal level bar graph shows squelch
level while you are in Setup mode on the squelch
adjust function.
Active Channel Map Icon
Channel Up/Down Buttons
3. To tune your squelch, press the Channel Down
button until you hear a hissing sound, then press
and release the Channel Up button until the hissing
stops. This will establish a “Baseline” squelch.
NOTE
One or two of the channel maps might have been
disabled for sales of this radio in some countries.
4. By pressing the Channel Up button further, you will
filter weak and medium strength signals. By pressing
Channel Down button, you will receive weaker
signals.
5. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming.
NOTE
If the Squelch is set so that you can hear a continuous
hissing sound, the Memory Scan and Tri-Watch
functions will be blocked.
International/Canada/USA Channel Maps
Three (3) sets of VHF Channel Maps have been established
for marine use: International, Canada and USA. Most of the
channels are the same for all three (3) maps, but there are
definite differences (see table in the Apendix on page 39).
Your radio has all three (3) maps built into it and will operate
correctly in whichever area you choose.
To Set Channel Map Operating Area:
1. The Channel Map mode is the second mode on
the Marine (VHF) Setup programming.
2. U, I and C will display, with the current setting
(the I icon is the default) flashing.
3. Press Channel Up/Down button to select the
I, C or U icon.
4. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming.
Call Tone Alert
Call Tone Alert
If Call Tone Alert is set to On, the radio will alert you to a call
from a compatible Cobra radio with a Call Alert.
To Set Call Tone On or Off:
1. Display will show Call Tone icon and ON or OFF
flashing.
2. Press Channel UP/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry
and move to the next Setup mode programming. The
Call Tone icon will show in the Standby mode when
set to ON.
Call Tone Select
This setting will also allow you to transmit a unique
Call Tone alert to identify your radio when you transmit
messages. You can select from one of 10 different
Call Tone signals.
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Call Tone Select
Roger Beep Mode
Key Tone Mode
ATIS Mode
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Call Tone Select continued
To Set Call Tone:
1. From the previous press of the Call/Enter/Setup button,
the LCD will display the letter “C” and the current Call
Tone number (01 through 10).
2. Press the Channel Up/Down button to select a different
Call Tone. An example of each call tone will sound for
1.5 seconds.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry and
move to the next Setup mode programming.
NOTE: Call Tones are not usually used for Marine
VHF communications. We allow you to turn it On for
your unique communication needs.
Roger Beep Mode
In Roger Beep mode, your listener will hear an audible tone
when you release the Talk button. This alerts your listener
that you are finished talking and it is OK for them to speak.
To Set Roger Beep On or Off:
1. Display will show ROG icon and ON or OFF flashing.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
ROG will be displayed when On.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save this entry and
move to the next Setup mode programming.
Key Tone Mode
In Key Tone mode, an audible tone will sound each time a
button is pressed or you change a setting.
To Set Key Tone On or Off:
1. Display will show Key Tone icon and ON or OFF flashing.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save entry.
ATIS Mode
ATIS mode allows control over ATIS packet transmissions. This
mode is only visable after initial ATIS set-up (see page 25).
To Set ATIS On or Off:
1. Display will show ATIS icon and ON or OFF flashing.
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select ON or OFF.
3. Press Call/Enter/Setup button to save entry.
You have now ended Marine (VHF) Setup mode
programming and will enter Marine Standby mode.
NOTE: Scan and Tri-Watch features are not available
when ATIS is on.
ATIS ID Programming
•
The Automatic Transmission Identification System (ATIS) feature of this Cobra radio
is used to identify marine vessels in some inland waterways of European countries
that require ATIS transmission. An ATIS ID number is required to operate the ATIS
feature. The ATIS ID number is derived from your vessels call sign. You must enter
your ATIS ID number into this radio before the ATIS system will become functional.
Please consult your local dealer for questions about local ATIS requirements. The use of
ATIS is prohibited outside the European inland waterways covered by the Basel Agreement.
With this feature activated the vessels ATIS ID number is transmitted after every
push of the Talk button.
Channel Down
and SCAN Buttons
To Set the ATIS ID Number:
NOTE
The ATIS ID is a 10 digit number that will always
begin with the number “9.” You will be asked to enter
only the last nine digits. The first digit, “9”, has been
automatically entered for you.
ATIS ID Start Screen
Channel Up/Down Button
ATIS ID Number Entry
1. With the radio turned Off; press and hold the
Channel Down and SCAN buttons and
simultaneously power On the radio.
2. The LCD will display and flash the ATIS icon.
A dash (-), to the right of the digit “9”, will be
flashing for the next entry.
NOTICE
Remember, you only have one (1) attempt to set the
ATIS ID number. Once this number has been entered,
only your Cobra distributor can reset the ATIS ID number.
You can also return the radio to Cobra for reprogramming.
3. Press the Channel Up/Down button to scroll through
the specific ATIS digit being entered.
4. Pressing the Call/Enter/Setup button advances to
the right, one (1) digit, for the next entry.
5. Repeat this input sequence until all nine digits have
been entered. The ATIS icon will stop flashing when
a successful ATIS ID entry has been made.
6. Press the Call/Enter/Setup button again, after all
numbers have been entered, to save the ATIS ID
number and return to the Marine Standby mode.
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Standby/Receive and Transmit
•
Marine Standby and Receive (Rx) Mode
Advanced Operation
Channel 16 Button
Channel 16 mode gives you quick access to calling on
Channel 16 from any operational mode.
To Switch to Channel 16:
1. Press the Channel 16 button to change to
Channel 16.
2. Press the Channel 16 button a second time and
return to the last used Standby channel.
Marine Standby mode is the default mode for the radio whenever it is turned on.
From this mode, you can change current settings by becoming familiar with the
different key functions in Marine Standby mode. While in Marine Standby mode,
the user will be able to transmit by pressing the Push to Talk (Talk) button. Signals
in Receive (Rx) mode will be received on the selected channel(s).
NOTE
Coastguard alerts are broadcast on Channel 16. While in Marine Standby mode,
you will receive any messages sent on the channel to which you are tuned.
Check Channel Number
Low Power Mode
Talk Button
Transmit (Tx)/Receive (Rx) Icons
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Transmit (Tx) Mode
Transmit (Tx) mode gives you the ability to interact with
safety services, other vessels and shore stations. When you
use this capability, be sure to follow the procedures and to
observe the courtesies that govern its use so everyone
benefits. See Appendix to help you select the proper
channels.
To Transmit a Message:
1. Check to see that your radio is set to a proper channel
for the type of message you plan to send.
2. Toggle to the Low Power setting.
3. With the microphone about 5.0 cm [2 in.] from your
mouth, press and hold the Talk button and speak into the
microphone. The Transmit icon will appear on the LCD.
4. Release the Talk button when you are finished speaking.
Your radio can only operate in either Transmit (Tx) or
Receive (Rx) mode at any given time. You will not hear
the response to your message unless the Talk button is
released. If the Battery Power icon begins blinking on
the LCD when the Talk button is pressed, the radio will
NOT transmit.
NOTE
If the Talk button is held down for five (5) minutes,
the radio will automatically sound a series of beeps
and cease transmitting to prevent unwanted signal
generation and battery drain. As soon as the Talk
button is released, it can be pressed again to
resume transmission.
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Channel 16 Mode
Channel 16
TRI-WATCH Button
Tri-Watch Mode
Tri-Watch mode gives you one (1) button access to scan
a total of three (3) channels of most importance to you.
Channel 16 is preprogrammed and will always be one (1)
of the scanned locations. Two (2) other channels of your
choice can be stored in the radio. These channels can be
edited and/or recalled during future engagements of
Tri-Watch mode.
TRI and MEM Icons
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Tri-Watch mode to
function. See page 18 for Squelch procedure.
Tri-Watch Setup
To Program or Edit the Tri-Watch Channels:
1. Press and hold the TRI-WATCH button for two (2)
seconds to activate Tri-Watch Setup mode. The
TRI and MEM icons on the display will turn On.
NOTE
The main channel number will flash to indicate channel
position. If there is no input activity for 15 seconds, the
radio will sound two (2) beeps and return to Marine
Standby mode.
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Channel Up/Down Button
TRI-WATCH Button
Tri-Watch Scan Mode
2. Press Channel Up/Down button to select the desired
Tri-Watch channel.
3. Press and release TRI-WATCH button or
Call/Enter/Setup button to confirm entry.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to program the remaining
additional Tri-Watch memory channel.
5. After programming both Tri-Watch memory
channels the radio will immediately engage
Tri-Watch mode.
Using Tri-Watch
Tri-Watch Scan Mode:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the TRI-WATCH
button. The TRI icon will appear on the LCD display
and the radio will scan through the three (3) Tri-Watch
memory channels.
2. A signal on any one (1) of the three (3) channels will
stop the scan for 10 seconds to allow you to listen to
the traffic on that location.
NOTE
After the Tri-Watch scan stops to monitor a channel,
as long as you do not press any buttons within 10
seconds, your radio will automatically resume
scanning the Tri-Watch channels.
3. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning the Tri-Watch channels or to change the
scan direction.
4. To EXIT the Tri-Watch scan, press the TRI-WATCH
button again. The TRI icon will disappear from the
LCD and the radio will return to Marine Standby
mode.
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MEM/ESC Button
Memory Location Number
Channel Up/Down Buttons
Channel Number
Memory Location Mode
Your radio has unlimited memory locations for storing your
most frequently used channels. These memory locations can
be selected individually or can be scanned. (See page 28
under Memory Location Scan.)
To enter Memory mode, press MEM/ESC button. The display
will show the MEM icon and the Memory Channel bank will
be activated and displayed.
To Program Memory Locations:
1. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. The memory location number will start
flashing and the MEM icon will be turned On.
2. Use the Channel Up/Down button to advance to the
memory location (00-99) you want to program.
3. Press the MEM/ESC button to select the memory
location. The memory channel number will stop
flashing and the channel number will start flashing.
4. Use the Channel Up/Down button to change to the
channel you want to store into the selected memory
location.
5. Press the MEM/ESC button to program that channel.
The memory location number will flash again.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to program as many
additional memories as you want.
6. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. This will return the radio to Memory mode.
7. Press and release the MEM/ESC button again to
return to Marine Standby mode.
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To Recall a Stored Memory Location:
1. Press the MEM/ESC button. The MEM icon will be
turned On.
2. Press the Channel Up/Down button to select the
memory location. If a memory location has been
programmed, its associated channel will display on
the LCD. Your radio is now in Marine Standby mode
on the selected memory location.
Scanning
During Channel Scan mode, the radio will rapidly switch
from channel to channel through all the channels.
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Channel Scan mode
to function. See page 18 for Squelch procedure.
SCAN Button
To Exit Memory Location Mode:
Press the MEM/ESC button to return the radio to
Marine Standby mode. The last channel used in
Marine Standby mode will now be displayed on
the LCD and the MEM icon will disappear.
To Erase Stored Memory Locations:
1. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. The memory location number will start
flashing and the MEM icon will be turned On.
2. Use the Channel Up/Down button to advance to the
memory location you want to erase.
3. Press the MEM/ESC button to select the memory
location. The memory channel number will stop
flashing and the channel number will start flashing.
4. Use the Channel Up/Down button to change to the
channel to read “00” at the selected memory
location.
5. Press the MEM/ESC button to erase that channel.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 to erase as many additional
memories as you want.
6. Press and hold the MEM/ESC button for two (2)
seconds. This will return the radio to Memory mode.
7. Press and release the MEM/ESC button again to
return to Marine Standby mode.
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Channel Scan Mode
SCAN Icon
To Enter Channel Scan:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the SCAN button.
The radio will immediately begin to scan the entire
channel map selected in the active channel map.
The SCAN icon will show on the LCD.
2. A signal on any channel will stop the scan for
10 seconds to allow you to listen to the traffic
on that location.
3. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning the Channel Scan channels or to change
the scan direction.
4. To EXIT Channel Scan mode, press the SCAN button
again. The SCAN icon will disappear from the LCD
and the radio will return to Marine Standby mode.
Channel Up/Down Buttons
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Floating Feature
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Memory Location Scan Mode
Burp Feature
During Memory Location Scan mode, the radio will rapidly
scan through all pre-assigned memory channels.
A
A
MEM/ESC Button
SCAN Button
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Cobra’s Burp feature allows the operator to expel water from
inside the speaker grill. This is especially useful if the radio is
dropped overboard or during extreme foul weather conditions.
In these conditions, water can become trapped in the
speaker grill and muffle the audio.
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Memory Location
Scan mode to function. See page 18 for Squelch
procedure.
NOTE
If there are fewer than two (2) memory locations
programmed in the radio, the Memory Location Scan
option will not be available. To program at least two
(2) memory locations, see page 25.
To Enter Memory Location Scan:
1. From Marine Standby mode, press the MEM/ESC
button.
2. Press the SCAN button. The radio will immediately
begin to scan all pre-assigned memory channels.
The SCAN and MEM icons will show on the LCD.
3. A signal on any channel will stop the scan for 10
seconds to allow you to listen to the traffic on that
location.
4. Press the Channel Up/Down button to resume
scanning the Memory Location Scan channels or
to change the scan direction.
5. To EXIT Memory Location Scan mode, press the
SCAN button again. The SCAN and MEM icons will
disappear from the LCD and the radio will return to
Marine Standby mode.
Burp Feature
Burp Feature
Floating Radio
To Activate Burp:
1. Press and release the 16 and SCAN keys at the
same time.
2. The Burp tone(s) at maximum level will sound
from the internal speaker for eight seconds.
3. During this time, the LCD will display the following
“burp” as shown to the left.
4. Hold the radio with the speaker grill down to help
the water drain out.
5. Press the ESC key at any time to cancel the
BURP feature.
Floating Radio
This radio is designed to float if dropped overboard. The orange
center makes it visible and easy to retrieve. This rugged radio
is also designed to meet JIS7 (IPX7) specifications. This means
it’s designed to operate properly after being submerged in
one meter deep water for 30 minutes.
NOTE
Do not leave the radio floating in water permanently.
This could cause premature corrosion of the battery
contacts and other damage.
The radio is only designed to float with its included
Lithium-ion battery. Using other approved batteries
might cause the radio to sink. This includes the optional
AA battery tray, depending on the weight of the AA
batteries used.
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Maintenance and
Troubleshooting
VHF Marine Radio
Procedures
Operating Your Radio
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Maintenance
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Very little maintenance is required to keep your CobraMarine VHF radio
in good operating condition:
n Keep the radio and charger clean by wiping with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
Do not use solvents or harsh or abrasive cleaners, which could damage the case
or scratch the LCD screen.
n
If the radio is exposed to salt water, wipe with a soft, moist cloth at least once a day to
prevent buildup of salt deposits, which could interfere with button operation.
n
If the radio will be stored for a long period, such as over the winter,
remove the batteries from the battery tray and store them in a separate
package. This is especially important if you are using alkaline batteries.
Troubleshooting
Possible Cause(s)
Solution(s)
No display on LCD when
radio is turned On
Batteries are exhausted
Recharge or
replace batteries
Remove batteries and
reinstall according to
polarity markings
Batteries not installed
properly
Batteries run
down quickly
Batteries are at the
end of their life
Replace with new
batteries
Will transmit at
low or medium power,
but not at high power
Batteries are low
Recharge or
replace batteries
Selected channel is imited
to one (1) watt
Switch to
another channel
Selected channel is
limited to receive only
Switch to
another channel
Volume level is too low or
squelch level is too deep
Re-adjust volume
and squelch
No response to
button press
Button lock is On
Press Backlight/
Key Lock button
No answer to calls
Out of range of
other station
Switch to three (3) or maximum watts or move closer
Signal is blocked
by terrain
Move until you have a “lineof-sight” to the other station
Will not transmit
No sound from speaker
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Maintain Your Watch
Whenever your boat is underway, the radio must be turned On and be tuned to
Channel 16 except when being used for messages.
Power
Try 1 watt first, if the station being called is within a few kilometers. If there is
no answer, switch to 3 watts and call again. You have the ability to go to high
(maximum) power to increase your calling distance. Remember, the lower wattage
outputs will conserve your battery and minimize interference to other users.
Calling Coast Stations
Call a coast station on its assigned channel. You may use Channel 16 when you
do not know the assigned channel.
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Problem
VHF Marine Radio Procedures
Calling Other Vessels
Call other vessels on Channel 16. You may also call on ship-to-ship channels
when you know that the vessel is listening on a ship-to-ship channel.
Limits on Calling
You must not call the same station for more than 30 seconds at a time.
If you do not get a reply, wait at least two (2) minutes before calling again.
After three (3) calling periods, wait at least 15 minutes before calling again.
Change Channels
After contacting another station on a calling channel, change immediately
to a channel which is available for the type of message you want to send.
Station Identification
Identify your station by your call sign, vessel name and the state registration number,
at both the beginning and at the end of the message.
Prohibited Communications
You MUST NOT transmit:
n
False distress or emergency messages.
n
Messages containing obscene, indecent or profane language.
n
General calls, signals or messages (messages not addressed to a particular
station) on Channel 16, except in an emergency or if you are testing your radio.
n
When you are on land.
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Radiotelephone Calls, Emergency
Messages and Distress Procedure
Voice Calling
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Voice Calling
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
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To call another vessel or shore installation (e.g, lock or bridge tender):
n Make sure the radio is On.
n
Make sure you are in standby listening mode on Channel 16. Make sure Channel
16 is not in use.
n
When the channel is open (quiet), press the Talk button and call a vessel.
Hold the radio or microphone several inches from your face and speak
clearly and distinctly in a normal voice tone. Say “name or station being
called,” “THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign].”
n
Once contact is made, you must leave Channel 16 and go to another working
channel. See channel listing in the appendix.
Radiotelephone Calls
•
Boaters may make and receive radiotelephone calls to and from any number on the
telephone network by using the services of public coast stations. For a fee, calls can
be made between your radio and telephones on land, sea and in the air.
If you plan to use these services, consider registering with the operator of the
public coast station that you plan to work through. These services can provide
you with detailed information and procedures to follow.
NOTICE
You may disclose privileged information during a radiotelephone call.
Keep in mind that your transmission is NOT private, as it is on a regular
telephone. Both sides of the conversation are being broadcast and can be
heard by anyone who has a radio and tunes to the channel you are using.
For Example
The vessel Corsair is calling the vessel Vagabond:
Corsair: “Vagabond, this is Corsair. Over.”
Vagabond: “Please switch and answer on Channel 68 (or any proper working
channel). Over.”
Corsair: “Switching to Channel 68. Over.”
n
If the other does not respond, wait two (2) minutes and repeat. You are permitted
to attempt contact three (3) times, two (2) minutes apart. If you still have not
made contact, wait 15 minutes before trying again.
n
After communications are completed, each vessel must sign off with its call sign
or vessel name and the word “out” and return to Channel 16.
NOTE
For best sound quality at the station you are calling, hold the microphone on
the front of the radio at least 51 mm (2 in.) from your mouth and slightly off
to one (1) side. Speak in a normal tone of voice.
Emergency Messages and Distress Procedure
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The ability to summon assistance in an emergency is the primary reason
to have a VHF marine radio. The marine environment can be unforgiving,
and what may initially be a minor problem can rapidly develop into a
situation beyond your control.
The coastguard monitors Channel 16, responds to all distress calls, and coordinates
all search and rescue efforts. Depending on the availability of other capable vessels
or commercial assistance operators in your vicinity, coastguard or coastguard
auxiliary craft may be dispatched.
In any event, communicate with the coastguard as soon as you experience difficulties
and before your situation becomes an emergency. Use the emergency message
procedures only after your situation has become grave or you are faced with a
sudden danger threatening life or property and requiring immediate help. Use
Channel 16 to communicate your emergency message. Make sure you transmit
on high power. If you are merely out of gas, do not send an emergency message.
Drop your anchor and call a friend or marina to bring the fuel you need or to give
you a tow.
NOTE
“Over and Out”
The most commonly misused procedure words are “over and out” within the
same transmission. “Over” means you expect a reply. “Out” means you are
finished and do not expect a reply.
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Emergency Messages
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Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Marine Emergency Signals
Marine Distress Procedure
The three (3) spoken international emergency signals are:
Speak slowly — clearly — calmly.
1. Make sure your radio is On.
MAYDAY
The distress signal MAYDAY is used to indicate that a station is threatened by grave
and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
PAN
The urgency signal PAN is used when the safety of the vessel or person is in
jeopardy. (This signal is properly pronounced pahn.)
SECURITE
The safety signal SECURITE is used for messages about the safety of navigation or
important weather warnings. (This signal is properly pronounced see-cure-ee-tay.)
When using an international emergency signal, the appropriate signal is to be spoken
three (3) times prior to the message.
NOTE
Do not use the emergency signal SECURITE if a vessel or person
is in danger. Use either MAYDAY or PAN PAN, depending on the
immediacy of the danger involved.
2. Select Channel 16.
3. Press Talk button and say:
“MAYDAY — MAYDAY — MAYDAY.”
(Or “PAN — PAN — PAN,”
or “SECURITE — SECURITE — SECURITE.”)
(See the previous page for descriptions of these terms.
4. Say:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign],” repeated three (3) times.
5. Say:
“MAYDAY (or “PAN” or “SECURITE”)
[your vessel name or call sign].
6. Tell where you are:
(what navigational aids or landmarks are nearby).
7. State the nature of your distress or emergency.
8. State the kind of assistance needed.
9. Give number of persons aboard and conditions of any injured.
If You Hear a Distress Call
10. Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel.
You must give any message beginning with one (1) of these signals priority over
any other messages. ALL stations MUST remain silent on Channel 16 for the
duration of the emergency unless the message relates directly to the emergency.
If you hear a distress message from a vessel, stand by your radio. If it is not answered,
YOU should answer. If the distressed vessel is not nearby, wait a short time for
others who may be closer to acknowledge. Even if you cannot render direct assistance,
you may be in a position to relay the message.
11. Briefly describe your vessel (length, type, color, hull).
12. Say:
“I WILL BE LISTENING ON CHANNEL 16.”
13. End message by saying:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign]. OVER.”
14. Release Talk button and listen. Someone should answer.
If not, repeat the call, beginning at step 3 above.
Keep the radio nearby. Even after your message has been received, the coastguard
can find you more quickly if you can transmit a signal for a rescue boat to hone in on.
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Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Specifications
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Introduction
Specifications
For Example
Specifications
“Mayday — Mayday — Mayday”
General
“This is Corsair — Corsair — Corsair” [repeated three (3) times]
Number of Channels
“Mayday Corsair”
“Point Lynas bears 220 degrees magnetic — distance 5 kilometers”
“Struck submerged object and flooding — need pump and tow”
“Four (4) adults, three (3) children aboard — no one injured”
“Estimate we will remain afloat one-half hour”
Channel Spacing
Modulation
Input Voltage
Battery Life:
5% TX, 5% RX, 90% Standby
“Corsair is 8 metre sloop with blue hull and tan deck house”
“I will be listening on Channel 16”
“This is Corsair”
“Over”
Current Drain:
Standby
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
Temperature Range
Radio Dimensions
Radio Weight
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All U.S., Canadian, International and
NOAA Weather Channels
25 kHz
5 kHz Max.
7.4 VDC
LiON: 8 hours @ 6 watts,
16 hours @ 1 watt
Alkaline: 18 hours @ 6 watts,
35 hours @ 1 watt
40 mA
200 mA
1.8 A @ High Power, 700 mA @ Low Power
-20˚C to 50˚C
4.8" x 2.4" x 1.4"
(123 mm x 62 mm x 36 mm) not
including antenna
0 lbs 8 oz. (228 g) without batteries
Receiver
Frequency Range
Receiver Type
Sensitivity:
20 dB Quieting
12 dB Sinad
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Intermodulation and Rejection
Spurious and Image Rejection
AF Output
156.050 to 163.275 MHz
Double Conversion Super-Heterodyne
0.35 uV
0.30 uV
-60 dB
-60 dB
-60 dB
250 mW @ 8 Ohms
Transmitter
Frequency Range (Tx):
RF Output Power
Spurious Emissions
Microphone Type
Frequency Stability
FM Hum and Noise
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156.025 to 157.425 MHz
1, 3 or 6 watts (5 maximum in Australia)
-60 dB @ High Power, -55 dB @ Low
Power
Condenser
+/-10 ppm
40 dB
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Accessories
Accessories
Appendix
Accessories
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Alkaline Battery Tray
A special alkaline battery tray (P/N CM 110-011)
is available as an optional accessory to have as an
emergency backup. By using six (6) high-quality
AA alkaline batteries, you can have a spare battery
backup source for your radio.
The following is a brief outline for some of the channel assignments
in the International Channel Map.
Distress, Safety and Calling
NOTE
Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable.
Lapel Speaker/Microphone
Channel 16
Getting the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies (distress and safety).
Lapel Speaker/Microphone
Intership Safety
A speaker/microphone, that attaches to your lapel,
by ordering P/N CM 330-001.
This unique accessory allows you to wear the radio
on your belt while still being able to communicate
with other vessels. A small Push to Talk (PTT) button
on the lapel speaker/microphone allows you to answer
any incoming call.
LiON Battery Pack
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Three (3) sets of VHF Channel Maps have been established for marine use
internationally, in Canada and in the U.S.A. Most of the channels are the same for
all three (3) maps, but there are definite differences (see table on the following pages).
Your radio has all three (3) maps built into it and will operate correctly in whichever area
you choose. When shipped from the factory, your radio will be set to the International
Channel Map. (See page 19 for instructions on how to change the Channel Map.)
Your Cobra radio has several optional accessories available to enhance the use
of the radio. Some are listed below:
Alkaline Battery Tray
VHF Marine Channel Assignments
Channel 6
Ship-to-ship safety messages and for search and rescue messages to
coastguard ships and aircraft.
On-Board Communication
Channel 15, 17
Used for communication between parts of large ships.
Long Life Battery
A long life replacement battery. P/N CM 110-010.
Navigational
1900 mAh LiON replacement battery. Can be used
with the charger included with this radio. The radio
will NOT float with this battery attached.
Channels 13, 67, 75, 76
Channels are available to all vessels. Messages must be about navigation,
including passing or meeting other vessels. These are also the main working
channels for most locks and drawbridges.
Digital Selective Calling
Trademark Acknowledgement
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Cobra®, CobraMarine®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, and the snake design
are registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
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Channel 70
This channel is set aside for distress, safety and general calling using
only digital selective calling techniques. Voice communication is prohibited;
your radio cannot transmit voice messages on this channel.
NOTE
The U.S.A. and Canada impose restrictions on the use of many channels within
their territorial waters. These are noted in the channel assignment chart. If
operating your vessel in U.S.A. or Canadian waters, consult the national communication authority or a knowledgeable local radio operator for further guidance.
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
01
01A
02
03
03A
04
04A
05
05A
06
07
07A
08
09
Appendix
Channel Map
USA
Power Limits
Channel Use
INT
CAN
Transmit
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156.050
160.650
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Public Correspondence
156.050
156.050
Port Operations, Commercial, VTS In selected areas
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•
•
•
156.100
160.700
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Public Correspondence
156.150
160.750
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Public Correspondence
156.150
156.150
Government Only
156.200
160.800
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.200
156.200
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
156.250
160.850
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.250
156.250
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
156.300
156.300
Intership Safety
156.350
160.950
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Frequency
•
•
•
•
Receive
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•
•
•
•
•
156.350
156.350
Commercial
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•
156.400
156.400
Intership
156.450
156.450
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Boater Calling Channel,
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
10
11
12
13
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
156.500
156.500
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Commercial
156.550
156.550
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Commercial, VTS In Selected Areas
156.600
156.600
156.650
156.650
14
15
15
16
17
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•
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•
156.700
156.700
Rx Only
156.750
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•
•
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•
156.750
156.750
156.800
156.800
156.850
156.850
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Port Operations, Ship Movement
1 watt USA & CAN
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Intership Navigation Safety
(Bridge-To-Bridge)
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Port Operations, VTS In Selected Areas
Environmental (Receive Only).
1 watt
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; CAN - EPIRB Buoys Only
Universal Distress, Safety and Calling
1 watt USA & CAN
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA - State Controlled; CAN - Pilotage
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Channel Assignments
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
18
18A
19
19A
20
20A
21
21A
21B
22
22A
23
23A
24
25
25B
26
27
28
28B
60
61
61A
62
62A
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Appendix
Channel Map
USA
INT
CAN
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Frequency
Transmit
Power Limits
Channel Use
Receive
156.900
161.500
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.900
156.900
Commercial
156.950
161.550
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.950
156.950
157.000
161.600
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•
•
157.000
157.000
Port Operations
•
•
157.050
161.650
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Port Operations,
Ship Movement
•
•
157.050
157.050
USA - Government Only; CAN - Coast Guard Only
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Coast Guard Only
RX only
161.650
Coast Guard Only (Weather Broadcasts)
157.100
161.700
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
•
157.100
157.100
Coast Guard Liaison and Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts That Are Announced On Channel 16
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157.150
161.750
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Public Correspondence
157.150
157.150
Government Only
157.200
161.800
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence
157.250
161.850
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence
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Commercial
1 watt CAN
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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RX only
161.850
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service by MCTS Canada
157.300
161.900
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence
157.350
161.950
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence
157.400
162.000
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence
RX only
162.000
Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service by MCTS Canada
156.025
160.625
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Public Correspondence
156.075
160.675
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.075
156.075
USA - Government Only; CAN - West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
156.125
160.725
International Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.125
156.125
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
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Channel Assignments
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
63
63A
64
64A
65
65A
66
66A
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
78A
79
79A
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Appendix
Channel Map
USA
INT
CAN
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Channel Use
Receive
156.175
160.775
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.175
156.175
Port Operations & Commercial, VTS In Selected Areas
156.225
160.825
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.225
156.225
USA - Government Only; CAN - Commercial Fishing
156.275
160.875
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.275
156.275
Port Operations
156.325
160.925
156.325
156.325
1 watt CAN
Port Operations
156.375
156.375
1 watt USA
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA - Commercial, Bridge-To-Bridge
Communication In Lower Mississippi River (Intership Only)
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•
•
•
•
•
•
156.425
156.425
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Non-Commercial (Recreational)
156.475
156.475
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA - Non-Commercial (Recreational)
•
•
•
•
Transmit
Power Limits
•
•
•
•
Frequency
•
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
RX only
156.525
Digital Selective Calling (Voice Communications Not Allowed)
156.575
156.575
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Non-Commercial (Recreational)
156.625
156.625
Intership
156.675
156.675
INT - Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA - Port Operations
156.725
156.725
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA - Port Operations
156.775
156.775
1 watt
Port Operations, Ship Movement
156.825
156.825
1 watt
Port Operations, Ship Movement
156.875
156.875
1 watt USA & CAN
156.925
161.525
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.925
156.925
Non-Commercial (Recreational)
156.975
161.575
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
156.975
156.975
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial In Great Lakes Only)
INT - Intership; USA & CAN - Intership (Restricted To Communications With Pilots For Movement
And Docking Of Ships)
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel
Number
80
80A
81
81A
82
82A
83
83A
83B
84
84A
85
85A
86
86A
87
87A
88
88A
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel Map
USA
INT
CAN
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Frequency
Transmit
Power Limits
Power
Limits
Límites
de potencia
Channel Use
Receive
157.025
161.625
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.025
157.025
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial In Great Lakes Only)
157.075
161.675
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.075
157.075
USA - Government Only (Environmental Protection Operations)
157.125
161.725
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.125
157.125
USA - Government Only; CAN - Coast Guard Only
157.175
161.775
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence; CAN - Coast Guard Only
157.175
157.175
Coast Guard Only
RX only
161.775
Coast Guard Only (Weather Broadcasts)
157.225
161.825
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.225
157.225
Public Correspondence
157.275
161.875
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.275
157.275
Public Correspondence
157.325
161.925
Port Operations, Ship Movement, Public Correspondence
157.325
157.325
Public Correspondence
157.375
161.975
Port Operations, Ship Movement
157.375
157.375
Public Correspondence
157.425
162.025
INT - Port Operations, Ship Movement; USA & CAN - Public Correspondence (Ship-To-Coast)
(In USA, Only Within 75 Miles Of Canadian Border)
157.425
157.425
Commercial Intership Only
NOTE
NOTE
Many of the plain-numbered channels, such as 01, 02 and 03, transmit and receive on
different frequencies. This is termed duplex operation. The rest of the plain-numbered
channels and all of the A channels, such as 01A, 03A and 04A, transmit and receive on
a single frequency, which is termed simplex operation. Your radio automatically adjusts
to these conditions. When in simplex operation, the A icon will appear on the LCD
(see illustration on page A3).
All the listed channels are pre-programmed at the factory according to international
regulations, those of Industry Canada (Canada) and those of the FCC (U.S.A.).
They cannot be altered by the user nor can modes of operation be changed between
simplex and duplex.
In some countries, additional channels are available. These can be programmed
on the radio by the local distributor.
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Declaration of Conformity
and CE Markings
Appendix
Declaration of Conformity
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We Cobra Electronics Europe Limited of
Dungar House
Northumberland Avenue
Dun Laoghaire
County Dublin, Ireland
declare under our sole responsibility that the products VHF Marine Radios:
MR HH330 FLT EU
to which this declaration refers, conform with the following relevant standards or other standardising
documents when properly installed and maintained and used for their intended purpose
EN 301 178-1 V1.2.1 (2003-12)
EN 301 178-2 V1.2.2 (2007-02)
EN 300 698-1 V1.3.1 (2003-12) Annex B
EN 300 698-2 V1.1.1 (2000-08)
EN 301 843-1 V1.2.1 (2004-06)
EN 301 843-2 V1.2.1 (2004-06)
EN 62209-1 (2006)
EN 60950-1: 2006
This product complies with Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 of 6 April 2009 implementing
Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign
requirements for no-load condition electric power consumption and average active efficiency of external
power supplies.
Dublin, Ireland
February 2010
JEAN-LOUIS POOT
Managing Director
CE Marking
This radio is marked
•
0168
adjacent to the serial number.
That means that this radio:
1. Complies with the essential requirements of the European Radio
and Telecommunication Terminal Directive 1999/5/EC.
2. May operate in some non-harmonised frequency bands and/or may
be subject to licensing conditions in the country of use.
The user should be sure to check that the model and programming of
this radio complies with his or her national licensing requirements.
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