V5
VHF Radio
Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
DW
MIC
SQL
MEM
UIC
Introduction ........................................2
Service ...............................................2
Licensing............................................2
LCD Description.................................3
Turning the Radio On ........................3
Adjusting the Volume .........................3
Receive Mode....................................4
Squelch Control .................................4
Changing Channels ...........................4
Changing Between USA,
International and Canadian Modes....5
Transmitting a Signal .........................6
Selecting the Transmit Power............6
Battery Level Display .........................7
Listening to the Weather....................7
Channel 16/19 Key ............................8
Dual Watch Mode ..............................8
Scanning Channels............................9
Auto Back-Light................................11
Keypad Lock ....................................11
Restoring Factory Settings ..............12
Battery Options for the V5 ...............12
Maintenance ....................................12
Troubleshooting Guide.....................13
USA Frequency Chart......................14
International Frequency Chart .........15
Canadian Frequency Chart .............16
WX Frequency Chart .......................17
Accessories and Parts .....................17
Specifications...................................17
Warnings and Safety Precautions ...18
Welcome!
Radio Licenses:
Thank you for purchasing the Seafit V5.
This product was designed and built for
boaters to use in the harsh marine environment. With proper care this product
should provide you with years of troublefree operation.
Your satisfaction with this product is
backed by the entire West Marine organization worldwide.
1. Ship Station License
Remember:
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Safety and distress calls take priority
over all others.
You must monitor Channel 16 when
you are not operating on another
channel.
False or fraudulent distress calls are
prohibited under law.
Information overheard but not intended for you cannot lawfully be used in
any way.
Indecent or profane language is prohibited.
Service:
In the event that the radio fails to perform, or needs servicing, please send
directly to West Marine's Electronics
Repair Center in Hollister, CA. Be sure to
include your return mailing information
and a detailed accounting of the problems
experienced and/or the service requested.
West Marine
Electronics Repair Center
2395 Bert Court
Hollister, CA 95023
repair@westmarine.com
831-761-4205
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An FCC ship station license is no longer
required for any vessel traveling in US
waters which uses a VHF marine radio,
RADAR, EPIRB, and which is not
required to carry radio equipment. A
license is necessary however for a DSC
MMSI number, or for any vessel required
to carry a marine radio on an international
voyage, carrying a HF single side band
radiotelephone or marine satellite terminal. For more information, see the FCC’s
Fact Sheet PR 5000 #14. FCC license
forms, including applications for ship
(506) and land station licenses can be
downloaded via the Internet at
www.fcc.gov/forms. To obtain a form
from the FCC, call (888) 225-5322.
2. Radio Call Sign
Currently the FCC does not require recreational boaters to have a Ship Radio
Station License. The USCG recommends
that the boat’s registration number and the
state to be used.
3. Canadian Ship Station
Licensing
You do not need a license if your vessel is
not operated in sovereign waters of a
country other than Canada or the USA. If
you do need a license, contact their nearest field office or regional office or write:
Industry Canada
Radio Regulatory Branch
Attn: DOSP
300 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1A OCA
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LCD Description
HL
USA/INTERNATIONAL/
Current
CANADIAN (UIC) Mode
channel
indicator
indicator
Volume
indicator
Battery level indicator;
more bars indicate the battery is more fully charged
Transmit power indicator:
L=Low, H=High
SCAN Indicates that the radio is in
Memory Scan or Priority Scan
Mode
MEM Indicates that the channel is
entered into the Scan Memory
WX
Indicates that the radio is in
Weather Mode
DW
Indicates that the radio is in Dual
Watch Mode
TX
Shown when transmitting
BUSY Shown when receiving
LOCK Shown when keypad is locked
1. Turning the Radio On
Press and hold the PWR key for over two
seconds to turn the V5 on. The radio will
power up in the same condition as it was
last used. The last Channel Mode
(USA/INT/CAN), Channel, TX Power,
Key Lock, Squelch Level, Volume Level,
etc. are restored.
2. Adjusting the Volume
Fig. 1: Volume Display
Press the VOL key briefly to enter the
Volume Control Mode. VOL will appear
on the display (Fig. 1). Press the ▲ or ▼
keys to increase or decrease the volume
level bar. Three seconds after the last key
stroke, the Volume Display will show the
volume. The radio will automatically
return to Channel Selection Mode. If the
VOL key is pressed and released when in
Volume Control Mode, the radio will
return to Channel Selection Mode.
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3. Receive Mode
When the radio is receiving a signal, the
BUSY indicator will be displayed (Fig. 2).
This indicates that you should not transmit until the BUSY indicator is no longer
displayed.
4. Squelch Control
Fig. 2: Busy Indicator
Fig. 3 Squelch Display
The Squelch Control reduces the static
and noise heard on the radio, but allows
strong signals to be heard clearly. To
adjust the squelch setting, press the
SQL/HL key briefly. The radio’s display
will show SQL (Fig. 3). Press the ▲ or ▼
keys to increase or decrease the squelch
level bar. Three seconds after the last key
stroke, the Squelch Display will show the
squelch. The radio will automatically
return to Channel Selection Mode. If the
VOL key is pressed and released when in
Squelch Control Mode, the radio will
return to Channel Selection Mode.
• Higher settings allow only strong signals to be heard.
• Lower settings allow weak signals to
be heard, and possibly static.
• Generally, the squelch control should
be set for the lowest setting that eliminates unwanted static.
• The lowest setting allows all signals
to be heard.
5. Changing Channels
Fig. 4 Channel Display
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To change channels, press the ▲ or ▼
keys.
• If the ▲ or ▼ keys are pressed for
more than one second, the channel
will change rapidly.
• The radio displays the channel number, memory status (MEM) and TX
power status of the channel as you
change the channels (Fig. 4).
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6. Changing Between
USA, International,
and Canadian Modes
Fig. 5a: USA Mode Display
Fig. 5b: International Mode Display
Fig. 5c: Canadian Mode Display
Different areas of the world use different
VHF frequencies, although the channel
designation (1–88) may be the same.
There are three modes: USA, International, and Canadian. Press and hold the
VOL/UIC key for two seconds change
from USA to International; to change
from International to Canadian; and to
change from Canadian to USA (Fig. 5a5c). Three seconds after the last key
stroke, the Country Mode Display will
stop blinking and show the Country
Mode. The radio will automatically return
to Channel Selection Mode. If the
VOL/UIC key is pressed and released
when in Country Selection Mode, the
radio will return to Channel Selection
Mode.
• When Country Mode is changed,
Channel 16 is automatically selected,
not the last channel used.
• If for some reason you find that you
cannot communicate with another
radio on a predetermined channel,
insure that both radios are set the correct Channel Mode. This can be confusing if different modes are being
used.
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7. Transmitting a Signal
Fig. 6a: TX indicator
Blinking
Fig. 6b: Receive-Only Channel Display
To transmit a signal, press the Push-ToTalk (PTT) key on the side of the radio.
While transmitting, the TX indicator will
appear (Fig. 6a). When the PTT key is
released, the radio will return to Receive
Mode.
• You cannot transmit on receive-only
channels like the Weather Channels
or Channels 15 and 70. If you try, an
error tone will sound, the Channel
Number and TX indicators will blink
three times, and then go back to the
normal display (Fig. 6b).
• If the PTT key is pressed when the
battery condition is low, one last
transmission will be allowed, then an
error tone will sound with BAT LO
displayed. No further transmission
will be allowed.
8. Selecting the Transmit
Power
To change the transmit power, press and
hold the H/L key for over two seconds
(Fig. 7a, 7b).
Restricted Channels
Fig. 7a: Hi Transmit Power Display
Certain channels are limited by law to 1
watt transmit power (USA Mode Channel
12, 17, 67, 77; INT Mode Channel 15, 17,
CAN Mode Channel 12, 15, 17, 20, 66,
77). These channels will always transmit
on low (1 watt) power.
• You cannot change the transmit
power setting on receive-only channels (all weather channels, USA
Mode Channel 15, 70, INT Mode
Channel 70, CAN Mode Channel 70)
• If you press the H/L key while scanning or while on a receive-only channel, the error tone will sound and the
transmit power setting will not
change.
Fig. 7b: Lo Transmit Power Display
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9. Battery Level and Low
Battery Displays
The Battery Level is shown using the
Battery Level Indicator (1–3 bars). More
bars mean more battery capacity is left.
When the battery condition is very low,
the entire Battery Level Indicator will
blink.
• The BAT LO message will show when
the battery condition is very low (Fig.
8).
• If the battery condition is very low
and the PTT key is pressed, the radio
will sound the error tone and allow
one final transmission.
Fig. 8: Low Battery Display
10. Listening to the
Weather
Fig. 9a: Weather Mode Display
Fig. 9b: Marine Mode Display
To listen to the weather channels, press
the Weather (WX) key. Press the ▲ or ▼
keys to select the weather channel of
interest for your area (generally Channel
01, 02, or 03) (Fig. 9a). To return to
Marine Channel (normal) Mode, press the
WX key again.
• Pressing several keys (SCAN, MEM,
H/L, and UIC) while in the Weather
Mode won’t have any effect, but will
cause the error tone to sound.
• Pressing the 16 key will cause the
radio to monitor Channel 16 and the
WX indicator will blink (Fig. 9b, 9c).
A second press will monitor Channel
9. A third press will return to Weather
Mode.
Blinking
Fig. 9c: WX Mode Temporarily Stopped Display
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11. Channel 16/9 Key
Fig. 10a: Channel 16 Display
Each time the 16/9 key is briefly pressed,
the radio will change from Channel 16 to
Channel 9 and back to the starting channel (Fig. 10a, 10b). For example, if the
starting channel is Channel 61, pressing
the 16/9 key will change the channel from
61 to 16 to 9 and back to 61.
• If the radio is scanning, it will change
to Channel 16 after the first press,
Channel 9 after the second press, and
will continue scanning after the third
press.
• If the radio is in Dual Watch Mode, it
will switch to Channel 16, then
Channel 9, then return to Dual Watch
after the third press.
12. Dual Watch Mode
Fig. 10b: Channel 9 Display
Fig. 11a: Main Channel Display
Dual Watch Mode allows you to monitor
a desired channel (e.g. Channel 61) as
well as Channel 16. To activate Dual
Watch Mode, first select the channel
you’d like to monitor using the ▲ or ▼
keys, and then press and hold WX/DW
key for two seconds. The DW indicator
will be displayed (Fig. 11a, 11b). Every
two seconds, the radio will check Channel
16 for traffic. If the radio detects traffic, it
will remain on Channel 16 for three seconds after the last transmission (called the
Dual Watch Delay), then return to
Channel 61.
Dual Watch Mode also operates when
you’re listening to a weather channel.
Every two seconds, the radio will briefly
check Channel 16 for traffic, then return
to the Weather Channel (Fig. 11c).
Fig. 11b: Dual Watch Channel 16 Display
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13. Scanning Channels
Fig. 11c: Dual Watch/Weather Mode Display
Scanning allows you to monitor the traffic
or conversations on several channels in
quick succession. This can be helpful if
you’re trying to listen to fishing traffic on
several channels, or need to monitor Race
Committee traffic on Channels 68, 69,
and 71.
As the radio detects traffic on any channel
in its scan list, it will pause until three
seconds after the last transmission, then
continue scanning.
Before you can scan channels, you need
to place two or more channels into the
radio’s scan memory.
Adding and removing channels from memory
Fig. 12a: Channel in Scan Memory
Fig. 12b: Channel not in Scan Memory
To enter the displayed channel into Scan
Memory, press and hold the SCAN/MEM
key for two seconds. To remove the displayed channel from Scan Memory, press
and hold the SCAN/MEM key for two
seconds. If the displayed channel is in
scan memory, the MEM indicator will be
shown (Fig. 12a, 12b).
• Pressing the SCAN/MEM key in WX
Mode doesn’t store the Weather
Channel in memory and will result in
the error tone.
• Pressing the SCAN/MEM key while
scanning will stop scanning.
Scan Mode
Scan Mode scans the memorized channels in ascending (or descending) order.
Press andrelease the SCAN key. If
Channels 6, 12,68, 69 and 72 have been
entered intomemory, the scan sequence
will go from Channel 6 to 12 to 68 to 69
to 72 to 6 to 12 and so on. The SCAN
indicator will be shown (Fig 12c).
Notes on Scanning
Fig. 12c: Normal Scan Display
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Blinking
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Fig. 12d: Normal Scan Display
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Pressing the SCAN/MEM key while
scanning will stop scanning and
revert to the Start Channel. This is
defined as the channel which was
shown on the radio’s display prior to
pressing the SCAN/MEM key.
You cannot scan channels while in
Weather Mode.
If you have not entered any channels
into scan memory, the radio will
sound the error tome when the
SCAN/MEM key is pressed.
If there is only one channel in scan
memory, the radio will sound the
error tone and change to that channel.
If the PTT key is pressed while in
Scanning Mode and while the radio
is stopped to receive traffic, the radio
will transmit on the current channel
before continuing to scan.
If the PTT key is pressed while scanning and the radio is not stopped for
traffic, the radio will transmit on the
Start Channel.
The SCAN indicator will blink when
the radio is either receiving or pausing before continuing to scan
(Fig. 12d).
You can change the order in which
the channels are scanned (increasing
or decreasing) by pressing the ▲ or
▼ keys.
If the 16/9 key is pressed briefly (less
than one second), the radio will
switch from Channel 16 to Channel 9
and back to Scan Mode in turn. If the
▲ or ▼ keys are pressed while on
Channel 16 or Channel 9, the radio
will continue to scan in ascending or
descending order.
Pressing the WX key while scanning
will change to Weather Mode.
Pressing the SQL/HL key briefly
(less than one second) while scanning, will change to Squelch Change
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Mode. The LCD display will show
the squelch level (which can be
changed with the ▲ or ▼ keys) and
the radio will continue to scan.
If VOL/UIC key is pressed for over
two seconds while scanning, the
radio will stop scanning and change
to Country Selection Mode.
If the SQL/HL key is pressed and
held for two seconds while scanning,
the radio will make an error tone.
14. Auto Back-Light
If any key is pressed, the display and keypad light will turn on and remain on for
10 seconds after the last key press.
15. Keypad Lock
Fig. 13: Keypad Lock Display
If the I key (located below the PTT key)
is pressed and held for two seconds, LOCK
will show on the display, and the keypad
will not respond to key presses (Fig. 13).
Press the I key for another two seconds
to unlock the keypad.
• When keys are locked, only the PTT
key and the I key function.
• Locking the keypad can cause confusion. If the radio doesn’t seem to be
operating properly, look to see if the
LOCK indicator is on.
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If you wish to reset all of the customized
settings to the original factory settings,
hold the WX/DW key down while turning
on the radio. Please note that the your
customized settings and channels stored
in memory will be lost when factory settings are restored.
When the radio is placed in the SC50
charger base and power is present, the
LED on the front of the charger base will
be red.
The V5 can use the optional DC200
Cigarette Lighter Cord. The DC200 can
power the SC50 charger base from any
cigarette lighter socket. The DC200 plugs
into the charger base in the same socket
as the AC power supply.
Factory Settings
18. Maintenance
Country Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA
Last Used Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
WX Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disabled
WX Last Used Channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01
Key Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disabled
Dual Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disabled
Scan Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disabled
Squelch Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Volume Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The V5 is designed to provide years of
trouble free operation with virtually no
maintenance. Follow these simple procedures to ensure that the V5 continues to
deliver top performance.
• Rinse the V5 thoroughly with fresh
water after exposure to salt water.
Otherwise the radio’s keys, switches,
and controllers may become inoperable due to salt crystallization.
• Be Careful! The V5 employs JIS 7
waterproof construction (submersion
to 1 m. depth for 30 min.). However,
waterproofness can deteriorate over
time. Extreme shock (dropping, etc.)
may crack the case or dislodge or
damage the seals. Additionally, wear
or improper battery pack installation
can damage the battery compartment
seal.
• Keep your battery clean! Wipe frequently. If visible corrosion appears,
remove and replace connector several
times to improve the connection.
• Never transmit without an antenna
attached to avoid damage to the radio.
• Avoid using or placing the V5 in
areas with temperatures below -20ºC
(-4ºF) or above +60ºC (+140ºF). Do
not place in windshields, etc.
16. Restoring Factory
Settings
17. Battery Options for
the V5
The V5 comes with both the BP50 LiIon
(Lithium Ion) rechargeable battery. For
most use, the BP50 battery pack will provide convenient, long life service, and
will operate your radio for approximately
12 hours on a charge. The length of service depends largely on how much time
you spend transmitting, and what transmit
power you use.
Charging the BP50
A feature of the LiIon pack is that you
can recharge at any time. The standard
charger BC50 will completely recharge
the BP50 battery pack in approximately
12 hours. If you need the radio prior to a
full charge, you can remove it from the
charger base at any state of charge. The
BP50 will not be damaged by extended
charge time.
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19. Troubleshooting Guide
Symptom:
Probable Cause:
Remedy:
Symptom:
Probable Cause:
Remedy:
Symptom:
Probable Cause:
Remedy:
Symptom:
Probable Cause 1:
Remedy 1:
Probable Cause 2:
Remedy 2:
Symptom:
Probable Cause:
Remedy:
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Remedy:
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Probable Cause:
Remedy:
The radio does not respond to key presses. The channel cannot be
changed.
Key Lock is on.
Press the I key (on the left side of the case, below the PTT key) for
three seconds to unlock the key pad.
You have arranged to communicate with another VHF radio user on a
specific channel, and you can’t hear them.
You and the other user are on different Country Codes.
Make sure that you are both using the same Country Mode (USA,
International, or Canadian). Several channels have the same numeric
designation, but are either on different frequencies or the channels are
used for different purposes. Channel 16, the Distress, Safety, and
Calling channel, is the same on all three bands.
You cannot change the transmit power setting.
You are on a channel which is limited to 1 watt transmit power (e.g. Ch.
13) or you are on a “receive only” channel (e.g. WX ).
Change to an unrestricted TX/RX channel.
The SCAN key does not start the scan function.
No channels or one channel are in the SCAN memory.
Use the MEM key to enter desired channels into the SCAN memory.
Squelch is not adjusted correctly.
Adjust the squelch to the point that background noise just disappears.
Radio just does not seem to be operating correctly.
The radio has become “confused” by an unusual pattern of key presses.
Turn off the radio. Hold down the WX/DW key while turning the radio
on. This process will reset the radio to the original factory settings.
Radio will not power up.
The battery is exhausted.
Recharge the battery pack.
You can hear transmissions, but the other radio cannot hear you.
The transmit power is set to low.
Use the H/L key to select a higher transmit power setting.
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USA Mode Frequency Chart
Ch.
1
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
61
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
14
Rx Freq
156.0500
156.1500
156.2500
156.3000
156.3500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
156.7500
156.8000
156.8500
156.9000
156.9500
157.0000
157.0500
157.1000
157.1500
161.8000
161.8500
161.9000
161.9500
162.0000
156.0750
156.1750
156.2250
156.2750
156.3250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
156.5250
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
156.9250
156.9750
157.0250
157.0750
157.1250
157.1750
161.8250
161.8750
161.9250
161.9750
157.4250
Tx Freq
156.0500
156.1500
156.2500
156.3000
156.3500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
Inhibit
156.8000
156.8500
156.9000
156.9500
157.0000
157.0500
157.1000
157.1500
157.2000
157.2500
157.3000
157.3500
157.4000
156.0750
156.1750
156.2250
156.2750
156.3250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
Inhibit
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
156.9250
156.9750
157.0250
157.0750
157.1250
157.1750
157.2250
157.2750
157.3250
157.3750
157.4250
Status
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Receive Only
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Receive Only
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Name
VTS/COML
CG ONLY
VTS/COML
SAFETY
COMMERCL
COMMERCL
NON COML
COMMERCL
VTS
VTS
BRG-BRG
VTS
ENVIRON
DISTRESS
GOVT
COMMERCL
COMMERCL
PORT OPR
CG ONLY
CG
CG ONLY
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
CG
VTS
COMMERCL
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
BRG-BRG
NON COML
NON COML
DSC
NON COML
NON COML
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
NON COML
COMMERCL
COMMERCL
USCG
USCG
USCG
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
COMMERCL
Full Name
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM/COMMERCIAL
COAST GUARD,GOVT ONLY
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM/COMMERCIAL
INTER-SHIP SAFETY
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
ENVIRONMENTAL
DISTRESS,SAFETY,CALLING
GOVT MARITIME CONTROL
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPERATION
COAST GUARD ONLY
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD ONLY
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
COAST GUARD
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL (SHIP-SHIP)
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION (SHIP-SHIP)
NON COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
GOVERNMENT
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
COMMERCIAL (SHIP-SHIP)
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International Mode Frequency Chart
Ch. Rx Freq
Tx Freq
Status
Name
Full Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
156.0500
156.1000
156.1500
156.2000
156.2500
156.3000
156.3500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
156.7500
156.8000
156.8500
156.9000
156.9500
157.0000
157.0500
157.1000
157.1500
157.2000
157.2500
157.3000
157.3500
157.4000
156.0250
156.0750
156.1250
156.1750
156.2250
156.2750
156.3250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
Inhibit
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
156.9250
156.9750
157.0250
157.0750
157.1250
157.1750
157.2250
157.2750
157.3250
157.3750
157.4250
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Duplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Receive Only
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
SAFETY
MAR OPER
COMMERCL
CALLING
COMMERCL
VTS
VTS
BRG-BRG
VTS
ENVIRON
DISTRESS
GOVT
PORT OPR
COMMERCL
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
BRG-BRG
NON COML
NON COML
DSC
NON COML
NON COML
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
INTER-SHIP SAFETY
MARINE OPERATOR
COMMERCIAL (SHIP-SHIP)
BOATER CALLING CHANNEL
COMMERCIAL
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
ENVIRONMENTAL
DISTRESS,SAFETY,CALLING
GOVT MARITIME CONTROL
PORT OPERATION
COMMERCIAL
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION (SHIP-SHIP)
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
160.6500
160.7000
160.7500
160.8000
160.8500
156.3000
160.9500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
156.7500
156.8000
156.8500
161.5000
161.5500
161.6000
161.6500
161.7000
161.7500
161.8000
161.8500
161.9000
161.9500
162.0000
160.6250
160.6750
160.7250
160.7750
160.8250
160.8750
160.9250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
156.5250
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
161.5250
161.5750
161.6250
161.6750
161.7250
161.7750
161.8250
161.8750
161.9250
161.9750
162.0250
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Canadian Mode Frequency Chart
Ch. Rx Freq
Tx Freq
Status
Name
Full Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
61
62
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
156.0500
156.1000
156.1500
156.2000
156.2500
156.3000
156.3500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
156.7500
156.8000
156.8500
156.9000
156.9500
157.0000
157.0500
157.1000
157.1500
157.2000
157.2500
157.3000
157.3500
157.4000
156.0250
156.0750
156.1250
156.2250
156.2750
156.3250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
Inhibit
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
156.9250
156.9750
157.0250
157.0750
157.1250
157.1750
157.2250
157.2750
157.3250
157.3750
157.4250
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Receive Only
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex, 1 W
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Simplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
Duplex
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
CCG
VTS
SAFETY
COMMERCL
COMMERCL
CALLING
COMMERCL
VTS
VTS
BRG-BRG
VTS
ENVIRON
DISTRESS
SAR
COMMERCL
CCG
PORT OPR
CCG
CCG
CCG
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
CCG
CCG
MAR OPER
RESCUE
PORT OPR
BRG-BRG
NON COML
NON COML
DSC
NON COML
NON COML
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
PORT OPR
SHP-SHP
SHP-SHP
SHP-SHP
CCG
CCG
CCG
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MAR OPER
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
COAST GUARD
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
INTER-SHIP SAFETY
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
BOATER CALLING CHANNEL
COMMERCIAL
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEM
ENVIRONMENTAL
DISTRESS,SAFETY,CALLING
STATE CONTROL
COMMERCIAL
CANADIAN COAST GUARD
PORT OPERATION
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
MARINE OPERATOR
SEARCH AND RESCUE
PORT OPERATION
BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING
NON COMMERCIAL
NON COMMERCIAL
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
PORT OPERATION
INTER SHIP
INTER SHIP
INTER SHIP
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
COAST GUARD
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
MARINE OPERATOR
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160.6500
160.7000
160.7500
156.2000
156.2500
156.3000
156.3500
156.4000
156.4500
156.5000
156.5500
156.6000
156.6500
156.7000
156.7500
156.8000
156.8500
156.9000
156.9500
161.6000
157.0500
157.1000
161.7500
161.8000
161.8500
161.9000
161.9500
162.0000
160.6250
156.0750
156.1250
156.2250
156.2750
156.3250
156.3750
156.4250
156.4750
156.5250
156.5750
156.6250
156.6750
156.7250
156.8750
156.9250
156.9750
157.0250
157.0750
157.1250
157.1750
161.8250
161.8750
161.9250
161.9750
162.0250
Seafit V5 Radio Owner’s Manual
WX Frequency Chart
Channel No.
WX01
WX02
WX03
WX04
WX05
WX06
WX07
WX08
WX09
WX10
(MHz)
162.5500
162.4000
162.4750
162.4250
162.4500
162.5000
162.5250
161.6500
161.7750
163.2750
Name
WEATHER1
WEATHER2
WEATHER3
WEATHER4
WEATHER5
WEATHER6
WEATHER7
WEATHER8
WEATHER9
WEATHR10
Accessories
Model
SWIV200
BC50
DC200
BP50
ANT50
Description
Swivel Belt Clip with Button and Mounting Screw
12 Hr. Std. Charger with Cradle and AC power supply
DC Cigarette Lighter power supply for Std. Charger
Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
Flexible Rubber Antenna
Order #
3895638
5471495
3895554
5531538
3895547
Seafit V5 Radio Specifications
Dimensions
Operating Voltage
Battery Capacity
Transmitter
Frequency Range
Output Power
Spurious Emission
AF Distortion
Max Deviation
Frequency Stability
FM Hum & Noise
Microphone Type
Adjacent Channel Power
Current Drain
Receiver
Frequency Range
Sensitivity
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Intermodulation Distortion
Spurious Response
AF Output
Speaker Impedance
7.2Vdc
1200mAH Li-Ion
156.025-157.425
5W /1W
65@5W/ 55@1W
< 5%
< 5KHz
< 5ppm
> 40dB
Condenser
> 70dBc
1.5A / 0.7A
156.050-163.275
0.2uV
> 70dBc
> 65dBc
> 70dBc
0.5W
8 Ohm
NOTE: Performance specifications are nominal value, unless otherwise indicated,
and are subject to change without notice.
Seafit V5 Radio Owner’s Manual
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Warning: Your Seafit V5 generates RF
electromagnetic energy when transmitting. This radio was designed to meet the
FCC’s rules and regulations for the maximum permissible exposure to radio frequency energy. This design was tested
and found to be compliant to the strict
requirements established by the FCC.
This radio was designed for and is classified as “Occupational Use Only”, meaning it must be used only during the course
of employment by individuals aware of
the hazards, and the ways to minimize
such hazards. This radio is not intended
for use by the “General Population” in an
uncontrolled environment. It’s use is
restricted to work related operations only
where the radio operator must have the
knowledge to control his or her exposure
conditions for satisfying the higher exposure limit allowed for Occupational
Users.
Caution: It is up to the user to properly
operate this transmitter to ensure safe
operation. Please adhere to the following
to ensure that your exposure to RF electromagnetic energy is within the FCC
allowable limits:
• DO NOT operate the radio without a
proper antenna attached, as this may
damage the radio and may also cause
you to exceed FCC RF exposure limits. A proper antenna is the antenna
supplied with this radio by the manufacturer or an antenna specifically
authorized by the manufacturer to use
with this radio.
• DO NOT transmit for more than 50%
of the total radio use time.
Transmitting more than 50% of the
time can cause FCC RF exposure
compliance requirements to be
exceeded. The radio is transmitting
when the “TX indicator” is displayed
on the screen. You can cause the
radio to transmit by pressing the
18
“PTT” switch.
ALWAYS maintain at least a 1-inch
(2.5 cm) separation distance between
your body (including the face and
eyes) and any surface of the radio.
• NEVER allow the antenna to touch
the human body or to come within 1
inch when the transmitter is active.
• NEVER allow children to operate the
radio without adult supervision and
the knowledge of the following safety guidelines.
This radio is approved for use with the
specific belt-clip tested for body-worn
SAR compliance. Other belt clips or
body-worn accessories may not comply
and should be avoided.
Notice: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
marine electronics technician for
help.
•
Seafit V5 Radio Owner’s Manual
Seafit V5 Radio Owner’s Manual
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Three-Year Limited Warranty
IMPORTANT: Evidence of original purchase, such as the original receipt, a cancelled check, or a
credit card receipt is required for warranty service.
WARRANTOR: WEST MARINE PRODUCTS, INC. (“West Marine”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: West Marine warrants for three years, to the original retail
owner and user, this product to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only the
limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original retail owner and user shall terminate
and be of no further effect 36 months after the date of original retail sale (battery pack warranty
duration is 12 months or one year). The warranty is invalid if the Product is (A) damaged or not
maintained as reasonable or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used as part of any conversion
kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Seafit, (C) improperly installed or programmed, (D) serviced or repaired by someone other than an authorized Seafit service center, as
provided below, for a defect or malfunction covered by this warranty, (E) used in any conjunction
with equipment or parts or as part of any system or subsystem not manufactured by West Marine,
or (F) installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by the Owner’s Manual for this
product. THIS WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product does not conform to this warranty at
any time while this warranty is in effect, warrantor will either, at its option, repair or replace the
defective unit and return it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost (except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or its representatives in connection with the performance
of this warranty. Warrantor, at its option, may replace the unit with a new or refurbished unit. THE
LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE WARRANTY PERTAINING TO THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR ARISING
BY OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow this
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights, which vary form state to state. This warranty is void outside the United States of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: If, after following the
instructions in Owner’s Manual you are certain that the Product is defective, pack the Product
carefully (preferably in its original packaging). The product should include all parts and accessories originally packaged with the Product, include evidence of original purchase and a note
describing the defect that has caused you to return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by traceable means, to West Marine's Authorized Service Center at:
West Marine Authorized Service Center
2395 Bert Court
Hollister, CA 95023