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Link-5 VHF
User Guide
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Important safety information
Please read carefully before installation and use.
DANGER
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards, Obey all safety messages that follow this
symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
property damage.
Section 1 - General Information........................................................................6
1-1 Features..................................................................................................................................................6
1-2 Customizing your Lowrance VHF Radio......................................................................................7
1-3 How to Display and Navigate Menus...........................................................................................7
1-4 How to Enter Alphanumeric Data.................................................................................................7
1-5 LCD Symbols and Meanings...........................................................................................................7
1-6 Basic Operation and Key Functions..............................................................................................9
Section 2 - The Radio Menu (MENU).................................................................13
2-1 Radio Menu Options (Menu) ...................................................................................................... 13
2-2 Maintain Your Buddy List (BUDDY LIST)................................................................................... 14
2-2-1 Add an Entry.....................................................................................................................................................14
2-2-2 Edit an Entry......................................................................................................................................................14
2-2-3 Delete an Entry................................................................................................................................................15
2-3 Local or Distance Sensitivity (LOCAL/DIST)............................................................................ 15
2-3-1 Set DISTANT Sensitivity...............................................................................................................................15
2-3-2 Set LOCAL Sensitivity...................................................................................................................................15
2-4 Backlighting (BACKLIGHT) and Contrast (CONTRAST)...................................................... 15
2-4-1 Set the Backlighting Level........................................................................................................................16
2.4.2 Set the Contrast Level...................................................................................................................................16
2-5 GPS Data and Time (GPS/DATA).................................................................................................. 16
2-5-1 Manually Enter Position and UTC Time (MANUAL)...................................................................16
2-5-2 Local Time (TIME OFFSET)........................................................................................................................17
2-5-3 Time Format Options (TIME FORMAT)..............................................................................................17
2-5-4 Time Display Options (TIME DISPLAY)..............................................................................................18
2-5-5 Position Display Options (LL display).................................................................................................18
2-5-6 Course & Speed Display Options (COG/SOG)..............................................................................18
2-5-7 GPS Alert Options (ALERT) ......................................................................................................................19
2-6 GPS Simulator (SIMULATOR)........................................................................................................ 19
2-7 Reset to Factory Defaults (RESET).............................................................................................. 19
Section 3 - Radio Setup Menu (RADIO SETUP).................................................20
3-1 Radio Setup Menu (RADIO SETUP)............................................................................................ 20
3-2 Channel (UIC)..................................................................................................................................... 20
3-3 Channel Names (CH NAME)......................................................................................................... 21
3-4 RING & BEEP Volume (RING VOLUME) and (KEY BEEP)....................................................... 21
3-5 Internal Speaker Connections (INT SPEAKER)........................................................................ 21
3-6 Set the Priority Channel (WATCH MODE)................................................................................ 22
3-7 Weather Alert (Wx ALERT) ........................................................................................................... 22
3-8 NMEA protocol (COM PORT)........................................................................................................ 22
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Section 4 - DSC Setup Menu (DSC SETUP).........................................................23
4-1 DSC Setup - Menu Options........................................................................................................... 23
4-2 Enter or View Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI)......................................................................... 23
4-2-1 Enter your MMSI.............................................................................................................................................23
4-2-2 View your MMSI .............................................................................................................................................24
4-3 Maintain Your Groups (GROUP SETUP).................................................................................... 24
4-3-1 Create a Group (GROUP SETUP)............................................................................................................24
4-3-2 Edit Group Name Details ..........................................................................................................................25
4-3-3 Delete a Group................................................................................................................................................25
4-4 Response to Individual Calls (INDIV REPLY)............................................................................ 25
4-5 ATIS MMSI & ATIS Functionality.................................................................................................. 26
4-5-1 Enter or Edit YOUR ATIS MMSI................................................................................................................26
4-5-2 View your ATIS MMSI....................................................................................................................................26
4-5-3 Enable ATIS Functionality (ATIS FUNC)..............................................................................................27
4-6 DSC functionality options (DSC FUNC).................................................................................... 27
4-7 Response Type to LL Polling Calls (LL REPLY)......................................................................... 27
4-8 Automatic Channel switching (AUTO SWITCH)..................................................................... 28
4-9 DSC Test Reply (TEST REPLY)........................................................................................................ 29
4-10 Set the inactivity timer (TIMEOUT)......................................................................................... 29
Section 5 - Sending and Receiving DSC Calls...................................................30
5-1 What is DSC?...................................................................................................................................... 30
5-2 Sending DSC calls............................................................................................................................ 30
5-2-1 Make a Routine Call (INDIVIDUAL).......................................................................................................31
5-2-2 Retrying a Routine Call...............................................................................................................................32
5-2-3 Acknowledgement of an Individual Incoming Call (INDIV)................................................32
5-2-4 Recall the Most Recent Incoming Call (LAST CALL).................................................................33
5-2-5 Call a Group (GROUP)..................................................................................................................................33
5-2-6 Call All Ships (ALL SHIPS)...........................................................................................................................33
5-2-7 Call using the Call Log (CALL LOG).....................................................................................................34
5-2-8 Call using the Distress Log (DISTR LOG)...........................................................................................34
5-2-9 Call using the Sent Call Log (SENT CALL)........................................................................................35
5-2-10 Request the LL Position of a Buddy (LL REQUEST).................................................................35
5-2-11 Make a DSC test call (DSC TEST)........................................................................................................36
5-3 Receiving DSC Calls......................................................................................................................... 37
5-3-1 Receiving an All Ships Call (ALL SHIPS).............................................................................................38
5-3-2 Receiving an Individual Call (INDIV)...................................................................................................38
5-3-3 Receiving a Group Call (GROUP)...........................................................................................................39
5-3-4 Receiving a Geographic Call (GEOGRAPH).....................................................................................40
5-3-5 Receiving a Polled Position Call (POSITION)..................................................................................40
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Section 6 - Distress Calls...................................................................................41
6-1 Sending a Distress Call................................................................................................................... 41
6-2 Receiving a Distress Call (DISTRESS!)........................................................................................ 43
6-3 Distress Acknowledgement (DISTRESS ACK) ......................................................................... 43
6-4 Distress Relay Individual (INDIV DISTR RELAY)...................................................................... 44
Section 7 - Installation.....................................................................................45
Installation Options................................................................................................................................ 45
Location Requirements......................................................................................................................... 45
Checklist..................................................................................................................................................... 46
Gimbal Installation.................................................................................................................................. 47
Change the Viewing Angle.................................................................................................................. 47
Recessed Installation.............................................................................................................................. 47
Install the Microphone Bulkhead Mount........................................................................................ 48
Fix the DSC label...................................................................................................................................... 49
Connect the Radio Cables.................................................................................................................... 49
Set Up the Radio...................................................................................................................................... 50
Enter Your User MMSI............................................................................................................................. 50
The Completed Installation................................................................................................................. 51
Appendix A - Technical Specifications.............................................................52
Appendix B - Troubleshooting..........................................................................54
Appendix C - US & ROW VHF Marine Channel Charts......................................55
C-1 International Channel Chart........................................................................................................ 55
Special Notes on International Channel Usage.......................................................................................56
C-2 USA Channel Chart.......................................................................................................................... 57
Special Notes on USA Channel Usage...........................................................................................................58
C-3 CANADA Channel Chart................................................................................................................ 59
Special Notes on Canada Channel Usage...................................................................................................60
C-4 US & Canada WEATHER Channels.............................................................................................. 61
Appendix D - EU VHF Marine Channel Charts.................................................62
D-1 EU International Channel Chart................................................................................................. 62
Special Notes on EU International Channel Usage................................................................................63
D-2 Inland Waterways Country Specific table - ATIS ON........................................................... 64
D-3 Special Channels 2 ......................................................................................................................... 67
Appendix E - MMSI, FCC and License Information...........................................68
FCC Compliance..........................................................................................................................................................68
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Section 1 - General Information
1-1 Features
Congratulations on your purchase of this Lowrance Link-5 marine band VHF radio. Your Link-5
provides the following useful features:
• Prominent channel display
• Adjustable contrast settings for the LCD
• Adjustable keypad backlighting for easy night-time use
• Waterproof and submersible to comply with JIS-7
• GPS latitude and longitude (LL) and time display (when connected to a GPS)
• Choice of High or Low (25 W or 1 W) transmission power
• 6 key handset mic with built-in speaker
• Powerful 4 W external audio output
• Access to all currently-available marine VHF channel banks (USA, Canada, International)
including weather channels where available (model dependant)
• Special CH16/9 key for quick access to the priority (international distress) channel
• Special 3CH key to select your three favourite channels
• Dedicated Wx (Weather) key
• PSCAN (similar to dual watch) facility
• DSC (Digital Select Calling) capability that meets Global DSC Class D Standards
• Separate CH70 receiver included built in
• DISTRESS call button to automatically transmit the MMSI and position until an
acknowledgement is received
• Easy access to a buddy list of up to 20 favourite people
• MMSI storage for three favourite groups
• Group Call and All Ships Call facility
• LL position polling information
• Weather alert facility where available (US models)
• ATIS facility for inland waterways (EU models)
• With DSC Auto-Switch disable and DSC Test function
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1-2 Customizing your Lowrance VHF Radio
You can customize the radio to suit your individual preferences. Some preferences can be set
directly through the keys as explained in this Section. Other preferences are set up through
the built-in menus and these are explained in the other Sections.
You can check the software version of the radio and the User MMSI each time the radio is
turned on, the screen will display the software version and the USER MMSI if one is programmed into the radio.
1-3 How to Display and Navigate Menus
1.
Press MENU (or CALL). Note that only four menu items can be displayed at any one time
on the screen.
2.
Some line items may show an ▲ or ▼ indicator. This means there is more information
available to show. Scroll (rotate the Rotary knob, or use + / - keys on the hand mic) to
scroll up and down the menu until the cursor is positioned at the desired option. Press
ENT (press the Push To Select) to display that option.
3.
Make any entries or changes as explained in the following section.
4.
Press ENT to confirm changes. Otherwise, press EXIT to keep the original entry.
5.
Press EXIT to backup one screen (this key is equivalent to an ESC function on a PC).
1-4 How to Enter Alphanumeric Data
If your radio does not have the optional alphanumeric microphone, you can Rotate the
Rotary knob, or use + / - keys on the microphone key to enter alphanumeric data.
•
Press - to count through numbers, or hold down to scroll rapidly to the desired number.
•
Press + to step through the alphabet, or hold down to scroll rapidly to the desired
character.
•
If you make an error, press - until < is displayed, then press ENT to backup and correct
the entry.
1-5 LCD Symbols and Meanings
Link-5 LCD showing all segments:
Typical Link-5 startup screen:
LINK5 AUS/NZ
VER:V1.999
DSC IS ON
ID:111222333
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This simulation shows the locations of all the following information symbols:
SymbolMeaning
Transmitting.
TX
HI LO
Transmission power. High (HI) 25W or Low (LO) 1W.
WX
Weather channel.
WX ALT
Weather Alert. Alarm beeps will sound (US models only).
BUSY
Receiver busy with an incoming signal.
PRI
Priority channel is selected.
D
Duplex operation. Otherwise, blank for Simplex operation.
LOCAL
Local calling is selected. Otherwise, blank for distance calling.
DSC
DSC capability is available.
Incoming DSC call.
Low Battery warning (activates at 10.5 V).
Channel selected.
USA INT CAN Selected channel bank for VHF radio operations and regulations.
X
DSC Auto channel switch function is disabled (OFF) (see section 4-8)
B A
Channel suffix, if applicable.
CH1 CH2 CH3 Shows which of the 3 favourite channels, if any, are selected.
Otherwise blank.
ATIS
EU models only - must be enabled when in European inland waterways.
A typical display:









The latitude and longitude  of the vessel and the local time  are shown.
A transmission on Channel 16  is being made at high power 
The International channel bank  is loaded.
Channel 16 is set as the Priority channel . It is also set as favourite channel 1 .
DSC functionality  is enabled.
There is an incoming DSC call  so the receiver is busy .
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1-6 Basic Operation and Key Functions
All possible keys and their functions are listed here. Note that some of the keys may
not be available depending on your Lowrance VHF radio model.
6 Key handset
mic
Link-5 base station radio
Key:Function:
VOL/PWR
Volume and Power.
Turn clockwise to power on. Continue to turn until a comfortable volume is reached.
VOL/PWR will also adjust the settings of an external speaker, if connected.
SQL
Squelch or Threshold Level.
Sets the threshold level for the minimum receiver signal. Turn fully counterclockwise
until random noise is heard, then turn slowly clockwise until the random noise
disappears. Make another 1/4 turn clockwise for best reception in open sea conditions.
In areas of high noise (eg. close to large cities) reception may improve if sensitivity is
reduced. Either turn SQL slowly clockwise or use the LOCAL setting. See section 2.3.
16 / 9 Priority Channel.
Also on the handset mic. Press to cancel all other modes and to tune into the priority
channel. Press again to return to your original channel. The default Priority Channel is
CH16.
For US models: To make Channel 09 the priority channel, hold down 16/9 until a
beep sounds and 09 is displayed.
DISTRESS
Send a DSC Distress Call.
DSC must be active and an MMSI must be programmed. See Section 6.
PTT
Press To Talk.
(Located on the handset mic). Press PTT to transmit at any time on an allowable
channel. This automatically exits you from menu mode and stops scanning. You must
release PTT to receive a signal.
If PTT sticks, a built-in timer will automatically shut down a transmission after five
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minutes and sound a short error beep.
PUSH TO
SELECT
Enter (ENT).
Use ENT when navigating menus, to confirm entries and edits.
ACCEPT
Received DSC Call mode: Press to change immediately to the requested channel
OPT
Received Individual Call mode: Press to view any incoming individual call reply
options
Send DISTRESS Call mode: Press to view and select any available options
ACK
Receive Individual Call, LL Request, DSC Test Call, or Distress relay (US only) mode:
Press to acknowledge an incoming call when an ACK is requested
EXIT
Escape (ESC).
Use EXIT when navigating menus, to clear incorrect entries, to exit from a menu
without saving changes, and to back up to the previous screen.
QUIT
DSC Call mode only: Press to return to the previous screen
CALL
DSC Call Menu.
Press to enter the DSC Call Menu and make DSC calls. See Section 6.
RESEND
DISTRESS CALL mode only: Press to resend a distress alert again
MENU
Radio and DSC Setup Menu.
Press to enter the DSC Setup Menu and to customize your radio. See Section 2-5.
WX
Weather Channel.
For all other models: The Wx key can be programmed to a weather channel of your
choice. Select a channel you wish to use as your weather channel, then press and hold
the Wx key for a few seconds. The radio will beep to confirm your choice. You now
have quick access to your favourite channel by pressing the Wx key.
For US models: In USA and Canadian waters, press to hear the most recently selected
weather station. The WX symbol is displayed on the LCD. Rotate the dial or + / - on the
handset mic to change to a different weather channel. Press WX again to return to the
most recent channel. If the weather alert mode (ALT) is ON and an alert tone of
1050 Hz is broadcast from the weather station, it is picked up automatically and the alarm sounds. Press any key to hear the weather alert voice message.
INFO
DISTRESS CALL mode only: Press to review distress call information.
3CH
Three Favourite Channels.
Also on the handset mic. Press to toggle between your favourite channels. The CH1,
CH2, or CH3 symbol appears on the LCD to show which favourite channel is selected.
To scan only one of your favourite channels, press 3CH then immediately press
and release SCAN. If you want to scan all three favourite channels, press 3CH then
immediately press and hold SCAN.
To add a favourite channel for the first time, select that channel then hold 3CH to store
it in the CH1 location. Repeat the procedure to store two more favourite channels in
the CH2 and CH3 locations respectively.
If you try and add another favourite channel it will overwrite the existing CH3. CH1
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and CH2 remain unless you delete them.
To delete a favourite channel, select that channel then hold down 3CH until the CH1,
CH2 or CH3 symbol disappears off the LCD.
PAUSE
DISTRESS CALL mode only: Pause the automated distress alert resend countdown
timer.
SCAN
Scan.
Hold down SCAN to enter ALL SCAN mode where the priority channel is checked
every 1.5 seconds.
When a signal is received, scanning stops at that channel and BUSY appears on
the screen. If the signal ceases for more than 5 seconds, the scan restarts.
Press ENT to temporarily skip over (lock out) an “always busy” channel when in ALL
SCAN mode and resume the scan. If a channel is skipped, the word ‘SKIP ON’ will
momentarily replace the channel name shown on the LCD to designate a skipped
channel. The channel name will then have ‘ *’ appended to the end of the channel
name. Note that it is not possible to skip over the priority channel.
Press to scan between your current channel and the priority channel in DUAL or
TRI WATCH mode. The weather channel is also scanned if the USA channel bank is
selected and the weather alert mode (ALT) is ON.
To cancel a skipped channel, select the channel while in normal mode (non-scan
mode) then press the ENT key - ‘SKIP OFF’ will be displayed momentarily and the
channel will be restored. Alternatively, you can re-power the radio.
Press SCAN to stop at the current channel.
Press EXIT to cancel scan mode and return to normal operation.
DISTR. CANCEL
DISTRESS CALL mode only: Press to send a distress cancel call.
Rotary knob
Channel Select.
Turn to select a channel. The current channel is shown on the LCD in BIG digits and an
A or B designator suffix (if applicable) in small letters below the channel number.
See Appendix C for a complete listing of channel charts.
Push to activate the ENT function.
You can also use the rotary knob for alphanumeric entry. Turn to step through
alphanumeric characters one at a time, then push to confirm each selection. If you
make an error, select the < character then push to backup.
SILENCE
DSC Call mode only: Rotate the rotary knob to silence the call alert when a DSC call is
received.
+ / -
Channel Select.
(Located on the handset mic). The current channel is shown on the screen in BIG digits
with an appropriate designator suffix A or B in small letters below the channel number.
Press + or - to step through the available channels one at a time, or hold down to
scroll rapidly through all the available channels.
See Appendix C for a complete listing of channel charts.
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Alphanumeric Entry.
This key can be used for both menu selection and for alphanumeric entry. Press + or to scroll the cursor up or down to menu options when navigating menus.
When editing an item containing only numbers, press - to count through the numbers
or hold down to scroll rapidly.
To enter a character, press + to step through the alphabet or hold down to scroll
rapidly.
H/L
Transmission Power.
(Located on the handset mic). High (HI) 25 W or Low (LO) 1 W. Press to toggle between
high or low transmission power for the entire channel bank. The HI or LO selection is
shown on the LCD.
Some channels allow only low power transmissions. Error beeps will sound if the
power transmission setting is incorrect.
Some channels allow only low power transmissions initially, but can be changed to
high power by holding down H/L and PTT at the same time.
See Appendix C for a complete listing of channel charts.
ACCEPT/OPT/ACK/ENT
INFO
PAUSE
QUIT
DISTR CANCEL
RESEND
Close-up of the Link-5 base station radio, showing the keys
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Section 2 - The Radio Menu (MENU)
2-1 Radio Menu Options (Menu)
The following options are available through the MENU key:
BUDDY LIST
Maintain your buddy list.
See Section 2-2.
LOCAL/DIST
Set radio sensitivity.
See Section 2-3.
BACKLIGHT
Set backlight level.
See Section 2-4.
CONTRAST
Set contrast level.
See Section 2-4.
GPS/DATA
MANUAL
SETTING
DSC SETUP
USER MMSI
GROUP SETUP
ATIS MMSI *
ATIS FUNC *
INDIV REPLY
DSC FUNC
LL REPLY
AUTO SWITCH
TEST REPLY
TIMEOUT
RADIO SETUP
GPS SIM
RESET
* Model dependant
UIC *
CH NAME
RING VOLUME
KEY BEEP
INT SPEAKER
WATCH MODE *
WX ALERT *
COM PORT
Set position & UTC manually.
See Section 2-5.
Set local time and time format.
See Section 2-5.
DSC Setup Menu.
See Section 4.
Make DSC calls.
See Section 5.
Radio Setup Menu.
See Section 3.
Turn the GPS Simulator on/off.
See Section 2-6.
Reset factory settings.
See Section 2-7.
Sections 1-3 and 1-4 explain how to navigate around the menu and enter, save and change
data.
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2-2 Maintain Your Buddy List (BUDDY LIST)
MENU SELECT
►BUDDY LIST
LOCAL/DIST
BACKLIGHT ▼
Use the Buddy List to store the names and associated MMSI’s of 20
favourite people. Names are stored in the order of entry, with the
most recent entry shown first.
The following sections show how to add, edit, and delete entries
on your BUDDY LIST. Section 5 explains how to call a buddy.
2-2-1 Add an Entry
BUDDY LIST
►MANUAL NEW
ALEX
TOM
ENTER NAME
––––––––––––
ENTER MMSI
–––––––––
ENTER NAME
BOB
ENTER MMSI
123456789
BOB
123456789
►STORE
CANCEL
1.
Select BUDDY LIST. The cursor is at MANUAL NEW. Press ENT.
2.
Enter the buddy name, one character at a time (this may be alphanumeric) then press
ENT repeatedly until the cursor moves to the MMSI entry line.
3.
Enter the MMSI associated with that buddy name (this must be numeric) then press
ENT. If the MMSI is for a Coast Station, enter the 7 digits then press ENT twice.
4.
The new buddy name and MMSI are displayed. Press ENT to store the new entry, which
is displayed at the top of your buddy list.
Note: When the BUDDY LIST is full (20 entries), you can make a new entry and the buddy at
the end of the list is automatically erased.
2-2-2 Edit an Entry
BUDDY LIST
►MANUAL NEW
ALEX
TOM
ALEX
►EDIT
DELETE
EDIT NAME
ALEX
EDIT MMSI
112233445
ALEX
111223344
►STORE
CANCEL
1.
Select BUDDY LIST. Press ENT to display the list of entries.
2.
Scroll down (if required) to the entry and press ENT.
3.
Select EDIT. The cursor is at the first character of the name.
4.
Edit the buddy name or, to edit only the MMSI, press ENT repeatedly until the cursor
moves to the MMSI line.
5.
When you are finished, press ENT (repeatedly if necessary) to display the next screen.
6.
Press ENT to store the changes. The buddy list is displayed again. If more changes are
required, repeat Steps 2 through 6. Otherwise, press EXIT to cancel.
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2-2-3 Delete an Entry
BUDDY LIST
►MANUAL NEW
ALEX
TOM
BUDDY LIST
MANUAL NEW
ALEX
►TOM
TOM
EDIT
►DELETE
DELETE BUDDY
TOM
►YES
NO
1.
Select BUDDY LIST. Press ENT to display the list of entries.
2.
Scroll down (if required) to the entry you want to delete and press ENT.
3.
Select DELETE then select YES.
4.
The entry is deleted immediately and the buddy list is displayed again.
2-3 Local or Distance Sensitivity (LOCAL/DIST)
MENU SELECT
BUDDY LIST
►LOCAL/DIST
BACKLIGHT ▼
Use LOCAL/DIST to improve the sensitivity of the receiver either
locally (LOCAL) or over distances (DIST).
LOCAL is not recommended for use in open sea conditions. It is
designed for use in areas of high radio noise; for example, close to
cities.
See also SQL (Squelch Control) in Section 1.6.
2-3-1 Set DISTANT Sensitivity
SENSITIVITY
►DISTANT
LOCAL
1.
Select LOCAL/DIST then select DIST.
2.
Press ENT to activate the DIST setting. This disables local
sensitivity and the menu is displayed again.
2-3-2 Set LOCAL Sensitivity
SENSITIVITY
DISTANT
►LOCAL
1.
Select LOCAL/DIST then scroll to LOCAL.
2.
Press ENT to activate the LOCAL setting.
This disables distance sensitivity and
the menu is displayed again.
LOCAL is displayed on the LCD as a reminder that local sensitivity is selected.
2-4 Backlighting (BACKLIGHT) and Contrast (CONTRAST)
MENU SELECT
LOCAL/DIST▲
►BACKLIGHT
CONTRAST ▼
Use BACKLIGHT to set the backlight levels for the LCD, keypad and
microphone keypad to a comfortable level.
Use CONTRAST to set the contrast level for the LCD.
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2-4-1 Set the Backlighting Level
BACKLIGHT
▀ ▀ ▀ ▀
LO
HI
PRESS ENT
1.
Select BACKLIGHT.
2.
Select a comfortable backlight level using + or - to change
the setting.
3.
Press ENT to enable the setting and return to the menu.
Note: The DISTRESS key backlighting cannot be switched off.
2.4.2 Set the Contrast Level
CONTRAST
▀ ▀ ▀ ▀
LO
HI
PRESS ENT
1.
Select CONTRAST.
2.
Select a comfortable contrast level using + or - to change the
setting.
3.
Press ENT to enable the setting and return to the menu.
2-5 GPS Data and Time (GPS/DATA)
MENU SELECT
BACKLIGHT ▲
CONTRAST
►GPS/DATA ▼
If the boat has an operational GPS navigation receiver, the VHF
radio automatically detects and updates the vessel position and
the local time.
However, if the GPS navigation receiver is disconnected or absent,
you can specify the vessel position and the local time manually,
using the GPS/DATA option.
This information is important because it will be used if a DSC distress call is transmitted.
You can also select GPS Alert and GPS Simulator options.
2-5-1 Manually Enter Position and UTC Time (MANUAL)
Note that this function is available only if an operational GPS receiver is not connected.
GPS/DATA
►MANUAL
SETTING
MANUAL LL
––’––.–––'N
–––’––.–––'E
MAN ––:––UTC
PORT OPS
10:12AM UTC
M27’52.023'N
082’31.135'W
1.
Select GPS/DATA, then MANUAL.
2.
Enter the latitude, then the longitude, then the UTC.
3.
Press ENT when all the information is correct.
The vessel’s latitude and longitude are shown on the screen, with the UTC time. The
prefix M indicates a manual entry. The manual entries are cancelled if a real GPS position
is received.
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2-5-2 Local Time (TIME OFFSET)
The local time can be set by entering the time offset between UTC and local time as follows.
GPS/DATA
MANUAL
►SETTING
SETTING
►TIME OFFSET
TIME FORMAT
TIME DISPL▼
TIME OFFSET
►+01:30
02:30PM LOC
1.
Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
2.
Select TIME OFFSET to enter the difference between UTC and local time. 15 minute
increments can be used with a maximum offset of ±13 hours.
In this example, a difference of +1.5 hours has been entered and the local time is
displayed with the suffix LOC.
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Universal Time = Standard Time + value from table
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2-5-3 Time Format Options (TIME FORMAT)
Time can be shown in 12 or 24 hour format.
GPS/DATA
MANUAL
►SETTING
SETTING
TIME OFFSET
►TIME FORMAT
TIME DISPL▼
TIME FORMAT
►12 Hr
24 Hr
07:15AM LOC
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WORLD MAP OF TIME ZONES
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1.
Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
2.
Select TIME FORMAT.
3.
Select 12 Hr or 24 Hr as desired. In this example, 12 hour format has been selected and
the LCD shows the AM or PM suffix.
2-5-4 Time Display Options (TIME DISPLAY)
If you have entered the time manually as described in the previous sections, the time is
always shown on the screen with the prefix M.
However, if the vessel position is being updated through a GPS navigation receiver, you can
switch the time display on the screen ON or OFF as follows:
SETTING
TIME OFFSET
TIME FORMAT
►TIME DISPL▼
TIME DISPLY
►ON
OFF
1.
Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
2.
Select TIME DISPLAY.
3.
Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) as
desired. In this example, OFF has
been selected and the screen no
longer shows the time.
If the time display is set ON, course and speed data are not displayed on the LCD (see section 2-5-6).
2-5-5 Position Display Options (LL display)
If you have entered the vessel position manually as described in the previous section, the
vessel position is always shown on the screen with the suffix M.
However, if the time is being updated through a GPS navigation receiver, you can switch the
vessel position display on the screen on or off as follows:
SETTING
TIME FORMA▲
TIME DISPLY
►LL DISPLY ▼
LL DISPLAY
►ON
OFF
1.
Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
2.
Select LL DISPLAY.
3.
Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) as
desired. In this example, OFF has
been selected and the screen no
longer shows the vessel position.
2-5-6 Course & Speed Display Options (COG/SOG)
Use this option to display course over ground (COG) and speed over ground (SOG) data on
the screen.
1. Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
SETTING
COG/SOG
2. Select COG/SOG.
TIME DISPL▲
►ON
3. Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) as
LL DISPLY
OFF
desired. In this example, ON has
►COG/SOG
▼
been selected and the screen
shows the bearing and speed.
If COG/SOG is set ON (on), the time is not displayed on the screen (see section 2-5-4).
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2-5-7 GPS Alert Options (ALERT)
The GPS alert is usually set to ON (on) so that if the GPS navigation receiver is disconnected,
the alarm sounds.
SETTING
LL DISPLY ▲
COG/SOG
►GPS ALERT
GPS ALERT
►ON
OFF
1.
Select GPS/DATA, then SETTING.
2.
Select GPS ALERT.
3.
Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) as
desired.
2-6 GPS Simulator (SIMULATOR)
The GPS Simulator is set to OFF whenever the radio is switched ON, or whenever real GPS
data is available through the COM port. However, if you want to test it, turn it on.
1. Select GPS SIM, then select ON (on) or OFF (off ) as desired.
MENU SELECT
DSC SETUP ▲
RADIO SETUP
►GPS SIM
▼
Whenever the GPS Simulator is turned ON (on), simulated
Speed Over Ground (SOG), Course Over Ground (COG), and LL
position appear on the screen. This data is updated automatically during the simulation.
Important: It is not possible to send a DSC transmission when in Simulator mode.
2-7 Reset to Factory Defaults (RESET)
Use this setting to return every setting to the factory defaults except all MMSI settings, entries
in your buddy list and any edited channel names.
MENU SELECT
RADIO SETU▲
GPS SIM
►RESET
RESET RADIO
ARE YOU SURE
►YES
NO
1.
Select RESET. The radio asks for confirmation.
2.
Select YES to reset the radio and return to the menu.
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Section 3 - Radio Setup Menu (RADIO SETUP)
3-1 Radio Setup Menu (RADIO SETUP)
The following options are available through MENU key:
Channel band.
UIC *
See Section 3-2.
CH NAME
Edit or delete channel names.
See Section 3-3.
RING VOLUME
KEY BEEP
Set the volume level of the incoming call notification beeps.
See section 3-4.
Set the volume level of the beeps.
See section 3-4.
INT SPEAKER
Switch ON/OFF (on/off ) the radio’s internal speakers.
See section 3-5.
WATCH MODE *
Selects Priority Channel operation with Dual or Tri watch scanning.
See section 3-6.
WX ALERT *
Selects if the WX Alert scanning mode is ON (on) or OFF (off ).
See section 3-7.
Select NMEA protocol for communications between the VHF radio
and any other instruments.
See section 3-8.
COM PORT
* Model dependant
Sections 1-3 and 1-4 explain how to navigate around the menu and enter, save and change
data.
3-2 Channel (UIC)
Note: UIC may not be available on all models.
Toggle between USA, International or Canadian channel banks. The selected channel bank is
displayed on the LCD along with the last used channel. All the channel charts are shown in
Appendix C.
RADIO SETUP
►UIC
CH NAME
RING VOLUM▼
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►USA
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3-3 Channel Names (CH NAME)
The channel charts are listed in Appendix C with their default name tags. CH NAME gives you
the option to edit or delete the channel name tags displayed on the screen.
RADIO SETUP
►CH NAME
RING VOLUME
KEY BEEP ▼
EDIT CH NAME
TELEPHONE
CH NAME
TELEPHONE
01
TELEPHONE
►EDIT
DELETE
EDIT CH NAME
PHONE1
►YES
NO
1.
Select RADIO SETUP, then CH NAME.
2.
Use + or - to step through the channels with their name tags until you see the channel
name tag you want to change, then press ENT. In this example, the channel name
TELEPHONE associated with channel 01 is being changed to PHONE1.
3.
Select EDIT and press ENT to edit the existing name tag. Input the new name over the
existing name. It can be a maximum of 12 characters.
To delete the channel name, select DELETE and press ENT.
4.
Press ENT (repeatedly if necessary) to display the YES/NO confirmation.
5.
Press ENT to confirm the new channel name tag or the deletion, then press EXIT to
return to the menu.
3-4 RING & BEEP Volume (RING VOLUME) and (KEY BEEP)
Set the volume level of the incoming signal beeps (RING VOLUME) and/or the error and warning beeps (KEY BEEP) to HIGH (high) or LOW (low) as follows:
RADIO SETUP
CH NAME
►RING VOLUME
KEY BEEP ▼
RING VOLUME
►HIGH
LOW
KEY BEEP
►HIGH
LOW
OFF
1.
Select RADIO SETUP, then RING VOLUME or BEEP VOLUME as appropriate.
2.
Select a HIGH or LOW volume. (It is possible to turn the beeps off completely by
selecting KEY BEEP then OFF.)
3.
Press ENT to enable the new volume setting and return to the menu.
3-5 Internal Speaker Connections (INT SPEAKER)
Switch the radio’s internal speaker ON (on) or OFF (off ). The external speaker is always ON (on)
if a speaker is plugged into the external speaker jack.
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1.
RADIO SETUP
RING VOLUM▲
KEY BEEP
►INT SPEAKE▼
INT SPEAKER
►ON
OFF
2.
Select RADIO SETUP, then INT
SPEAKER.
Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) then
press ENT to enable the setting and
return to the menu.
3-6 Set the Priority Channel (WATCH MODE)
For EU models, watch mode is similar to a dual watch, scanning between the priority channel
CH16 and the working channel. If you have US model and are operating on USA or Canadian
channel banks, you can set the priority channel to cover both CH16 and CH09 as well as the
working channel, as follows:
1. Select RADIO SETUP, then WATCH
RADIO SETUP
WATCH MODE
MODE.
KEY BEEP ▲
►ONLY 16CH
2.
Select ONLY 16CH for dual watch mode,
INT SPEAKER
16CH+9CH
or 16CH+9CH for tri watch mode.
►WATCH MODE▼
3-7 Weather Alert (Wx ALERT)
US models ONLY
The NOAA provides several weather forecast channels on USA and Canadian channel banks.
If severe weather such as storms or hurricanes are forecast, the NOAA broadcasts a weather
alert on 1050 Hz. You can set up the radio to pick up weather alerts, as follows:
1. Select RADIO SETUP, then WX ALERT.
RADIO SETUP
WX ALERT
2. Select ON (on) or OFF (off ) then
INT SPEAKE▲
ON
press ENT to enable the setting and
WATCH MODE
►OFF
return to the menu.
►WX ALERT
▼
When a weather alert is broadcast, the alarm will sound. Press any key to hear the weather
alert voice message.
3-8 NMEA protocol (COM PORT)
This radio uses NMEA0183 protocol to receive GPS data from a compatible GPS unit. The COM
Port must be configured correctly before use. The radio can be added to a group of instruments using NMEA protocol.
1. Select RADIO SETUP, then COM PORT.
RADIO SETUP
NMEA
2. Select CHECKSUM ON (on) or OFF
WATCH MODE▲
CHECKSUM
(off ) then press ENT to enable the
WX ALERT
►ON
setting and return to the menu.
►COM PORT
OFF
CHECKSUM ON is the default setting.
The COM Port uses 4800 baud rate and can receive the following GPS data sentence: RMC,
GGA, GLL, GNS. Additionally, this radio will output the following NMEA DSC data: DSC (for
DSC call), DSE ( for enhanced position).
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Section 4 - DSC Setup Menu (DSC SETUP)
WARNING
A valid USER MMSI must be entered into this radio before these DSC functions can be
used. See below for instructions on how to Enter Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI).
4-1 DSC Setup - Menu Options
The following options are available through MENU key:
Enter or view your user MMSI. See section 4-2.
USER MMSI
(If you do not have a user MMSI, see Appendix D.)
Enter or change the name and/or details of a group.
GROUP SETUP
See section 4-3.
Enter, change or view your ATIS MMSI.
ATIS MMSI *
See section 4-5.
Enable/disable the ATIS function.
ATIS FUNC *
See section 4-5-3.
Choose an automatic or manual response to calls.
INDIV REPLY
See section 4-4.
Turn
the DSC operation ON/OFF (on/off ).
DSC FUNC
See section 4-6.
Select the type of response to an LL polling request.
LL REPLY
See section 4-7.
Enable/disable automatic channel switching with DSC message
AUTO SWITCH
See section 4-8.
Choose an automatic or manual response to DSC test call.
TEST REPLY
See section 4-9.
Set the inactivity timer for Automated and Non-Automated items.
TIMEOUT
See section 4-10.
* Model dependant
4-2 Enter or View Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI)
You must enter your user MMSI before you can access the DSC functions. This is a once-only
operation.
4-2-1 Enter your MMSI
You can display and read your user MMSI at any time, but you get only one opportunity to
enter your user MMSI. Contact Lowrance if you need to change your MMSI after initial input.
DSC SETUP
►USER MMSI
GROUP SETUP
INDIV REPL▼
INPUT USER
MMSI
–––––––––
USER MMSI
187654321
►STORE
CANCEL
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USER MMSI
INPUT AGAIN
–––––––––
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1.
Select DSC SETUP, then USER MMSI.
2.
If this is the first time that you are entering your user MMSI, a dashed line appears.
Enter your user MMSI along the dashed line using the rotary knob as described in Section 1-4. Press ENT to confirm each correct entry and to move to the next digit. If you
make an error, press - until < appears, then press ENT to backup and correct the entry.
3.
Press ENT to store your user MMSI.
4.
You may need to enter your user MMSI again as a password check, then press ENT to
permanently store the user MMSI and return to the menu.
4-2-2 View your MMSI
You can view your stored user MMSI at anytime by selecting MMSI/GPS in the CALL menu.
WARNING
NO MMSI
DSC DISABLED
ENT>>SILENCE
Alternatively, the user MMSI is displayed each time the radio is
turned on.
If a user MMSI is not programmed into the radio, the radio will
display a warning and sound an audible alarm at startup warning
you that all DSC functions are disabled (model dependant).
4-3 Maintain Your Groups (GROUP SETUP)
Use GROUP SETUP to create, edit, or delete 1, 2, or 3 groups of frequently called people stored
in alphanumeric order. A group MMSI always starts with 0.
4-3-1 Create a Group (GROUP SETUP)
DSC SETUP
USER MMSI
►GROUP SETUP
INDIV REPL▼
GROUP SETUP
►MANUAL NEW
000000000
GROUP NAME
––––––––––––
GROUP MMSI
0––––––––
FISHER1
012345678
►STORE
CANCEL
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then GROUP SETUP.
2.
If this is the first time that you are entering a group name, a line of nine zeros appears.
Otherwise, any existing group names are displayed. Press ENT to display the input
screen.
3.
Enter the group name along the dashed line. It can be alphanumeric. Press ENT to
confirm each correct entry and to move to the next digit. When you have finished, press
ENT repeatedly until the cursor moves to the MMSI line.
If you make an error, press - until < appears, then press ENT to backup and correct the
entry.
4.
Enter the group MMSI. Note that the first number is always 0. Press ENT.
5.
The group name and group MMSI are shown in a confirmation screen. Press ENT to store
the details and return to the GROUP SETUP screen.
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4-3-2 Edit Group Name Details
GROUP SETUP
MANUAL NEW
►FISHER1
FRIENDS1
FISHER1
►EDIT
DELETE
EDIT NAME
FISHER1
EDIT MMSI
012345678
FISHER2
012345678
►STORE
CANCEL
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then GROUP SETUP. The existing group names are displayed. Press +
or - to scroll to the incorrect entry then press ENT.
2.
Press ENT to edit. The group name details are displayed, with the cursor at the first
character of the name.
3.
Edit the buddy name or, to edit only the MMSI, press ENT repeatedly until the cursor
moves to the MMSI line.
4.
When you are finished, press ENT (repeatedly if necessary) to display the next screen.
5.
Press ENT to store the changes and return to the GROUP SETUP screen.
4-3-3 Delete a Group
GROUP SETUP
MANUAL NEW
►FISHER2
FRIENDS1
FISHER2
EDIT
►DELETE
DELETE GROUP
FISHER2
►YES
NO
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then GROUP SETUP. The existing group names are displayed.
2.
Press + or - to scroll to the incorrect entry then press ENT.
3.
Select DELETE and press ENT. The radio asks for confirmation.
4.
Press ENT to delete the group and return to the GROUP SETUP screen.
4-4 Response to Individual Calls (INDIV REPLY)
You can respond to incoming individual calls with an automatic response or with a manual
response. Note - this does not apply for Routine Calls.
•
An AUTOmatic response sends an acknowledgement and then sets the request link
channel, ready for a conversation after 10 seconds of receiving the call. USA default.
•
A manual response asks if you want to acknowledge the call, and then asks if you want
to converse with the caller. This is the default setting for EU models.
DSC SETUP
USER MMSI
GROUP SETUP
►INDIV REPL▼
3.
INDIV REPLY
►MANUAL
AUTO
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then INDIV REPLY.
2.
Select AUTO for an automatic response,
or MANUAL for a manual response.
Press ENT to confirm your choice and return to the menu.
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4-5 ATIS MMSI & ATIS Functionality
EU models ONLY
ATIS is only available in certain EU models. You must enter your ATIS MMSI to access ATIS
functionality. ATIS must be used if you are navigating inland waterways within Europe. An
ATIS MMSI is different to your DSC MMSI.
ATIS sends a digital message each time that you release the PTT key. Inland waterways rules
require 1 W Tx power on Channels 06, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 71, 72, 74 and 77.
4-5-1 Enter or Edit YOUR ATIS MMSI
DSC SETUP
GROUP SETU▲
INDIV REPLY
►ATIS MMSI ▼
INPUT ATIS
MMSI
9----------
INPUT ATIS
MMSI
►STORE
CANCEL
INPUT AGAIN
ATIS MMSI
9----------
ATIS MMSI
923456789
►STORE
CANCEL
Note: An ATIS MMSI always starts with the number 9.
1.
To enter or edit your ATIS MMSI:
2.
Select DSC SETUP, then ATIS MMSI.
3.
If this is the first time that you are entering your ATIS MMSI, a dashed line appears. Enter
your ATIS MMSI along the dashed line using the rotary knob as described in Section 1-4.
The first number is always 9. Press ENT to confirm each correct entry and to move to
the next digit.
If you make an error, press - until < appears, then press ENT to backup and correct the
entry. If you are editing an existing ATIS MMSI, this will be displayed. Make the required
changes.
4.
Press ENT to store your user ATIS MMSI.
5.
You may need to enter your ATIS MMSI again as a password check, then press ENT to
permanently store the ATIS MMSI and return to the menu.
4-5-2 View your ATIS MMSI
You can view your stored ATIS MMSI at anytime by selecting ATIS MMSI in the main
menu, DSC SETUP.
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4-5-3 Enable ATIS Functionality (ATIS FUNC)
ATIS functionality can only be activated if an ATIS MMSI has been entered. See 4-5-1.
DSC SETUP
INDIV REPL▲
ATIS MMSI
►ATIS FUNC ▼
1.
ATIS FUNC
►ON
OFF
DSC IS ON
Select DSC SETUP, then ATIS FUNC.
ATIS
Note: It is not possible to have both ATIS ON (on) and DSC ON (on) simultaneously. If you
want to activate ATIS, you must first switch DSC off. A note on the LCD will remind you if DSC
is already ON.
2.
Select ON to enable the ATIS functionality - DSC must be turned off first. The ATIS
annunciator appears on the screen.
4-6 DSC functionality options (DSC FUNC)
DSC functionality can be disabled but this is not recommended unless you are going to turn
ATIS on.
DSC SETUP
GROUP SETU▲
INDIV REPLY
►DSC FUNC ▼
1.
.
DSC FUNC
►ON
OFF
ATIS IS ON
Select DSC SETUP, then DSC FUNC.
Note: It is not possible to have both ATIS ON (on) and DSC ON (on) simultaneously. If you
want to activate DSC, you must first switch ATIS off. A note on the LCD will remind you if ATIS
is already ON.
2.
Select ON to enable the DSC functionality - ATIS (if applicable) must be turned off first. The
DSC annunciator appears on the screen.
There are two annunciators on the screen to show you the current mode: if the DSC annunciator is shown, DSC is operational, if the ATIS annunciator is shown, ATIS is operational.
4-7 Response Type to LL Polling Calls (LL REPLY)
You can set the radio to respond to an LL polling request in one of three ways:
AUTO automatically replies to any incoming LL polling requests from any of your
buddies.
MANUAL choose to manually reply to any incoming buddy polling requests.
OFF ignores all incoming buddy LL polling requests.
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DSC SETUP
INDIV REPL▲
DSC FUNC
►LL REPLY ▼
LL REPLY
MANUAL
►AUTO
OFF
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then LL REPLY.
2.
Select your response and press ENT to confirm and return to the menu.
4-8 Automatic Channel switching (AUTO SWITCH)
When a DSC call is received, it may include a request to change to a specific channel for
subsequent communications. If a channel switch request is included, your options are:
•
allow the radio to switch to the requested channel immediately by pressing the ENT
button, or
•
do nothing to allow the radio to automatically switch to the requested channel after a
delay of 10 seconds, or
•
cancel the automatic switch and remain on the current channel by pressing the EXIT
button.
However, automatic switching to a subsequent communications channel on receipt of a DSC
call might in some cases disrupt important ongoing communications if the working channel
changes without the operator knowing.
You can prevent the radio from automatically switching from the current working channel by
setting the AUTO SWITCH feature to OFF.
If the AUTO SWITCH feature is set to OFF, an X will be displayed on the LCD to remind you
that this feature is set to off. Additionally, the text “AUTO SW OFF” will be included in an All
Ships or Group call replacing the text “AUTO CHxx”
DSC SETUP
DSC FUNC ▲
LL REPLY
►AUTO SWITC▼
AUTO SWITCH
►ON
OFF
1.
Select DSC SETUP, then AUTO SWITCH.
2.
Select ON (on) to enable automatic channel switching.
3.
Select OFF (off) to disable automatic channel switching.
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4-9 DSC Test Reply (TEST REPLY)
You can respond to incoming DSC TEST calls with an automatic response or with a manual
response.
MANUAL manual responce is required, press ENT to confirm or press EXIT to cancel.
AUTO automatically replies after a 10 second delay with an ACK to any incoming
DSC TEST call.
DSC SETUP
LL REPLY ▲
AUTO SWITCH
►TEST REPLY▼
TEST REPLY
►MANUAL
AUTO
4-10 Set the inactivity timer (TIMEOUT)
You can set the inactivity timer with the following options:
AUTOMATED you can set the inactivity timer to automatically timeout after a period of
inactivity for the following two categories: NON-DISTRESS or DISTRESS
Timeout options are:
DISTRESS:
NO TIMEOUT; 5 MINS; 10 MINS (default is NO TIMEOUT)
NON-DISTR: NO TIMEOUT; 10 MINS; 15 MINS (default is 15 MINS)
NON AUTO
you can set the inactivity timer to exit any non-automated procedure
activity. Timeout options are:
NO TIMEOUT; 10 MINS; 15 MINS (default is 10 MINS)
Note: If NO TIMEOUT is selected, then you must press the EXIT key to exit the procedure.
Example: to set a 10 minute TIMEOUT for non-automated functions:
1.
Select TIMEOUT, then select NON AUTO
2.
Select desired timeout period: NO TIMEOUT, 10 MINS or 15 MINS
DSC SETUP
AUTO SWITC▲
TEST REPLY
►TIMEOUT
TIMEOUT
AUTOMATED
►NON AUTO
NON
NO
►10
15
AUTO
TIMEOUT
MINS
MINS
In this example, 10 MINS has been selected, meaning the radio will exit any non-automated
procedure after a period of 10 minutes of non-activity.
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Section 5 - Sending and Receiving DSC Calls
WARNING
A valid USER MMSI must be entered into this radio before these DSC functions can be
used. See 4-2 Enter Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI).
5-1 What is DSC?
DSC (Digital Selective Calling) is a semi-automated method of establishing VHF, MF, and HF
radio calls. It has been designated as an international standard by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and is part of the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System).
Currently, you are required to monitor the VHF Distress Channel 16, but DSC will eventually
replace listening watches on distress frequencies and will be used to broadcast routine and
urgent maritime safety information.
DSC enables you to send and receive calls from any vessel or coast station that is equipped
with DSC functionality, and within geographic range. Calls can be categorised as distress,
urgency, safety, or routine, and DSC selects a working channel automatically.
5-2 Sending DSC calls
Press CALL to show the types of DSC call that can be made.
The following options are available through CALL key:
Make an individual call or acknowledgement to a new caller or a
INDIVIDUAL
buddy. See Section 5-2-1, 5-2-2, and 5-2-3.
Show the details of the most recent incoming call.
LAST CALL
See Section 5-2-4.
Make a call to one of your three groups.
GROUP
See Section 5-2-5.
Make an All Ships call.
ALL SHIPS
See Section 5-2-6.
Show the details of the 20 most recent incoming calls.
CALL LOG
See Section 5-2-7.
Show the details of the 10 most recent distress calls.
DISTR LOG
See Section 5-2-8.
Show the details of the 20 most recent sent calls.
SENT CALL
See Section 5-2-9.
Request the LL position of a buddy.
LL REQUEST
See Section 5-2-10.
Make a DSC TEST call.
DSC TEST
See Section 5-2-11.
Show the programmed MMSI and GPS information
MMSI/GPS
See Section 4.2.2.
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DSC CALL
INDIVIDUAL
►LAST CALL
GROUP
▼
Note that only three DSC call types can be shown at any one
time on the screen.
Press + or - to scroll up and down the DSC call types until the
cursor is positioned at the desired option. Then press ENT. The DSC
call types are:
5-2-1 Make a Routine Call (INDIVIDUAL)
You can call any other person that has another DSC equipped radio.
DSC CALL
►INDIVIDUAL
LAST CALL
GROUP
▼
INDIVIDUAL
►ROUTINE
SAFETY
URGENCY
MANUAL MMSI
0––––––––
123456789
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
123456789
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►SEND?
123456789
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
CALLING...
123456789
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
WAIT... 00:00
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
ACK FROM
▼ 00:00
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select INDIVIDUAL. This allows you to call another
person.
2.
Press ENT, the arrow is pointing to <ROUTINE>. However, you can select one of the
following call priorities: ROUTINE, SAFETY, URGENCY.
To make a Routine call, press ENT to select MANUAL NEW to call a person that is not in
your buddy list, otherwise select the name of your buddy. Press ENT.
If you selected MANUAL NEW, you need to enter the user MMSI and then press ENT.
Note: If the MMSI is for a Coast Station, enter the 7 digits then press ENT twice.
3.
S elect the Inter-ship working channel and press ENT. The radio automatically lists
all Inter-ship (Simplex) channels that can be used. Note: If you wish to use a Duplex
channel (Duplex channels cannot usually be called), rotate the dial until Manual
appears, then select your channel of choice. If the call is to a Coast Station (MMSI begins
with 00), the radio will recognize this and specify the correct channel to talk on.
4.
The radio summarizes the call details and asks for confirmation to send the call (SEND?).
Press ENT to send the call. The radio goes to CH70 and the TX annunciator is displayed
on the screen while the DSC call is being sent.
5.
The radio then waits for an acknowledgement and displays the elapsed time since the
call was sent.
6.
If the call is acknowledged (ACK), press PTT to talk. If there is no reply, retry making the
call. See Section 5-2-2.
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5-2-2 Retrying a Routine Call
1. If there is no reply to your call after 30 seconds (UNABLE TO
ACKNOWLEDGE) the radio asks if you want to retry the call
(SEND AGAIN?).
123456789
SEND AGAIN?
►YES
NO
2. Select YES and press ENT to retry the call.
The radio will repeat this cycle twice. If the call still cannot be placed, the radio returns to
normal operation.
5-2-3 Acknowledgement of an Individual Incoming Call (INDIV)
When an incoming call is received, the alarm sounds for 2 minutes and INDIVIDUAL is displayed.
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE FROM
123456789
▼ 00:01
ROUTINE FROM
123456789
CH12 REQUEST
▲▼ 00:02
123456789
CH12 REQUEST
12:45 UTC
▲▼ 00:03
12:45 UTC
ENT->OPTION
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:05
ENT->OPTION
KEY->SILENCE
EXIT->ESC
▲
00:06
OPTION
►ACK
CHANGE CHAN
CH12 REQUEST
12:45 UTC
ENT->OPTION
▲▼ 00:04
3.
Rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT) to silence the alarm.
4.
Push +/- button or rotate the CH knob to scroll any further information about the call
5.
Press OPT (ENT) for options on how you want to respond to the call.
Options are:
ACK
to acknowledge the call
CHANGE CHAN to acknowledge and request a channel change
UNABLE ACK* respond to the call with unable to use the requested channel
(* Note: this option is not available with ROUTINE calls)
6.
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5-2-4 Recall the Most Recent Incoming Call (LAST CALL)
This facility is useful and used frequently.
DSC CALL
INDIVIDUAL
►LAST CALL
GROUP
▼
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
10:22 UTC
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►SEND?
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode. then select LAST CALL. Press ENT to display the contact
details of the most recent incoming call.
2.
Press ENT to recall the caller. Select the working channel and press ENT. See details
about the working channel in section 5-2-1, paragraph 3 above.
3.
The radio summarizes the call details and asks for confirmation to send the call (SEND?).
Press ENT to send the call, and continue as explained in Section 5-2-1.
5-2-5 Call a Group (GROUP)
DSC CALL
INDIVIDUAL
LAST CALL
►GROUP
▼
GROUP
►RD GROUP
GROUP #2
GROUP#3
RD GROUP
055554444
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
RD GROUP
055554444
ROUTINE
►SEND?
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select GROUP. The radio displays the names of your
groups you setup in section 4-3.
2.
Select the group that you want to call (the Group MMSI must already be setup).
3.
Select the working channel and press ENT. See details about the working channel in
section 5-2-1, paragraph 3 above.
4.
The radio summarizes the call details and asks for confirmation to send the call (SEND?).
Press ENT to send the call, and continue as explained in Section 5-2-1.
5-2-6 Call All Ships (ALL SHIPS)
DSC CALL
LAST CALL ▲
GROUP
►ALL SHIPS ▼
ALL SHIPS
SAFETY
►URGENCY
ALL SHIPS
URGENCY
►INTER-SHIP
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select ALL SHIPS.
2.
Select one of the following call priorities:
ALL SHIPS
URGENCY
►SEND?
SAFETY to send safety information to all other vessels in range
URGENCY for use when a serious situation or problem arises that could lead to a
distress situation
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3.
Set the working channel. See details about the working channel in section 5-2-1,
paragraph 3 above.
4.
The radio then asks for confirmation of the ALL SHIPS call. Press ENT to send the call.
Continue as explained in Section 5-2-1.
5-2-7 Call using the Call Log (CALL LOG)
The Call Log contains the contact details for the 20 most recent incoming calls, so that you
call any of them again quickly.
DSC CALL
GROUP
▲
ALL SHIPS
►CALL LOG ▼
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►SEND?
01 BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
10:45 UTC
BOBBY D
►CALL BACK
DELETE
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select CALL LOG.
The radio displays the contact details for the most recent
incoming call as the first entry (01).
2.
Press ENT to advance to next screen.
3.
gain press ENT to confirm the call back, then set the working channel. See details
A
about the working channel in section 5-2-1, paragraph 3 above.
4.
Press ENT to send the call. Continue as explained in Section 5-2-1.
5-2-8 Call using the Distress Log (DISTR LOG)
The Distress Log contains the Distress Log data for the last 20 relayed Distress Calls so that
you can call any of them quickly. Always try to make voice contact on CH16 first, as follows:
DSC CALL
ALL SHIPS ▲
CALL LOG
►DISTR LOG ▼
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►SEND?
01 BOBBY D
DISTRESS
UNDESIG
ENT->OPTION
BOBBY D
►CALL BACK
DELETE
INFO
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select DISTR LOG. The
most recent Distress Call received is the first entry (01) in the
Distress Log. Select the entry that you want to call.
2.
Press ENT to list OPTION and select one of the following
options on how you want to respond to the call:
CALL BACK to call the station press ENT, then set the channel and continue as explained in Section 5-2-1.
DELETE
to delete the entry from the call log, select YES to confirm.
INFO
to display more information about the station, such as the location and
name or MMSI of the vessel in Distress and the nature of the emergency (if
specified).
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5-2-9 Call using the Sent Call Log (SENT CALL)
The Call Log contains the contact details for the 20 most recent sent calls, so that you review
details of the call.
DSC CALL
CALL LOG ▲
DISTR LOG
►SENT CALL ▼
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►SEND?
3.
01 BOBBY D
►INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
10:45 UTC
BOBBY D
►CALL BACK
DELETE
BOBBY D
INDIVIDUAL
ROUTINE
►INTER-SHIP
1.
Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select SENT LOG. Scroll
down to the desired sent call details.
2.
The radio displays the details for the most recent sent call as
the first entry (01) in the call log. In the example, the contact
details for the most recent call are displayed.
Press ENT to advance to next screen. You now have the following options:
CALL BACK
to CALL the contact.
DELETE
to delete the entry from the call log, select YES to confirm.
5-2-10 Request the LL Position of a Buddy (LL REQUEST)
DSC CALL
DISTR LOG ▲
SENT CALL
►LL REQUEST▼
SAM
LL REQUEST
WAIT.. 00:17
3.
LL REQUEST
►SAM
TOM
BUDDY #3
SAM
LL REQUEST
SAM
LL REQUEST
►SEND?
CALLING...
1. Press CALL to enter DSC mode, then select LL REQUEST.
2.
Select the buddy whose LL position you want to request
then press ENT to send the request. (See Section 5-3-5 for
the acknowledgement.)
The working channel name is displayed while the radio waits for an acknowledgement
from your buddy. If there is no reply after 30 seconds the radio asks if you want to retry.
Continue as explained in Section 5-2-2.
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5-2-11 Make a DSC test call (DSC TEST)
You can test your radio’s DSC operation by sending a DSC TEST CALL to a Buddy or other
station equipped with a DSC radio.
Note: You should not use a routine DSC call to test your radio and you should minimize the
use of the safety channel for test purposes.
5-2-11-1 Send a DSC TEST call
1.
Select DSC CALL then DSC TEST.
2.
Select the buddy you want to call from your buddy list, or Select MANUAL NEW then
enter the MMSI of the individual you want to call.
3.
Press ENT to accept the selection.
4.
Press ENT again to SEND the call. Channel 70 is selected automatically and the TX
symbol is shown on the LCD while the call is being sent.
DSC CALL
SENT CALL ▲
LL REQUEST
►DSC TEST ▼
5.
DSC TEST
MANUAL NEW
SAM
►TOM
TOM
DSC TEST
TOM
DSC TEST
►SEND?
WAIT.. 00:17
The radio waits for an acknowledgement (WAITING ACK). If the call is acknowledged
(DSC TEST ACK), notification is displayed.
6. If there is no reply after 30 seconds, the radio asks you if you want to retry.
5-2-11-2 Receiving an incoming DSC TEST call reply (DSC TEST ACK)
TEST
ACK FROM
123456789
▼ 00:22
1.
When you receive notification of a DSC TEST reply, press any
key to cancel the alert.
2.
If the radio recognizes the user MMSI as one of your buddies,
the buddy’s name is displayed in place of the user MMSI.
3.
Scroll to view further information (if available), or press EXIT to
cancel.
5-2-11-3 Acknowledging an incoming DSC TEST call
The radio sounds a friendly two-tone alert when it detects an incoming DSC TEST call.
1.
If the radio recognizes the MMSI as one of your buddies, your buddy’s name is displayed
in place of the MMSI.
2.
The radio will automatically acknowledge the call if TEST REPLY is set to AUTO (See section 4-9) and after a TIMEOUT period set for AUTO REPLY. (See section 4-10)
3.
Scroll to view further information (if available), or press EXIT to cancel.
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TEST
CALL FROM
123456789
▼ 00:01
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
4.
CALL FROM
123456789
AUTO ACK
▲▼ 00:02
AUTO ACK
IN 10S
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:04
123456789
AUTO ACK
IN 10S
▲▼ 00:03
IN 10S
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACK
▲▼ 00:05
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACK
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:06
If TEST REPLY is set to MANUAL, a manual responce is required, press ACK (ENT) to
confirm or press QUIT (EXIT) to cancel. (see Section 4-9)
TEST
CALL FROM
123456789
▼ 00:12
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
CALL FROM
123456789
AUTO ACK
▲▼ 00:15
AUTO ACK
IS OFF
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:20
123456789
AUTO ACK
IS OFF
▲▼ 00:18
IN 30S
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACK
▲▼ 00:23
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACK
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:25
5-3 Receiving DSC Calls
Several types of DSC calls can be received from vessels within range at various priority levels:
DISTRESS
See Section 6.
ALL SHIPS
Urgency, Safety, Routine or Distress priority (see Section 5-3-1)
INDIVIDUAL
Urgency, Safety, Routine or Distress priority (see Section 5-3-2)
GROUP Routine priority only (see Section 5-3-3)
GEOGRAPHIC
Routine priority only (see Section 5-3-4)
POLLED POSITION
Routine or Safety priority (see Section 5-3-5)
DSC TEST CALL
DSC Test Call (see Section 5-2-11)
In addition to the audible alert, the telephone icon will flash on the screen.
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5-3-1 Receiving an All Ships Call (ALL SHIPS)
1.
When you receive notification of an ALL SHIP call, rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT)
to silence the alarm. The priority level and the user MMSI are displayed on the screen.
If the radio recognises the user MMSI as one of your buddies, the buddy’s name is
displayed in place of the user MMSI.
2.
Press ACCEPT (ENT) to switch to the designated channel immediately or press QUIT
(EXIT) to return to the current working channel.
Note: The radio will automatically switch to the designated channel after 10 seconds if no key
is pressed and AUTO SWITCH = ON (see Section 4-8):
ALL SHIP
SAFETY FROM
TOM
▼ 00:01
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
SAFETY FROM
TOM
AUTO SWITCH
▲▼ 00:02
AUTO SWITCH
CH14 IN 10S
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:04
TOM
AUTO SWITCH
CH14 IN 10S
▲▼ 00:03
CH14 IN 10S
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲▼ 00:05
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:06
However, If AUTO SWITCH =OFF, then AUTO SW OFF will be displayed and manual channel
change is required:
ALL SHIP
SAFETY FROM
TOM
▼ 00:12
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
SAFETY FROM
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
▲▼ 00:15
AUTO SW OFF
CH14 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:20
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
CH14 REQUEST
▲▼ 00:18
CH14 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲▼ 00:23
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:25
3.
No acknowledgement is needed. Press PTT to initiate voice contact.
4.
The call data is stored in the Call Log (see Section 5-2-7).
5-3-2 Receiving an Individual Call (INDIV)
1.
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When you receive notification of an INDIV call, rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT) to
silence the alarm. INDIV calls are almost always Routine priority. If the radio recognises
the user MMSI as one of your buddies, the buddy’s name is displayed in place of the
user MMSI.
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INDIVIDUAL
SAFETY FROM
TOM
▼ 00:12
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
2.
ACK
SAFETY FROM
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
▲▼ 00:15
AUTO SW OFF
CH67 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:20
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
CH67 REQUEST
▲▼ 00:18
CH67 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
ENT–> OPTION
▲▼ 00:23
10:12 UTC
ENT–> OPTION
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:25
Press OPT (ENT) for options on how you want to respond to the call.
Options are:
respond to the call with requested channel
CHANGE CHAN respond to the call with but request a different channel
UNABLE ACK* respond to the call with unable to use the requested channel
(* Note: this option is not available with ROUTINE calls)
3.
Or press QUIT (EXIT) to return to standby.
4.
The call data is stored in the Call Log (see Section 5-2-7).
5-3-3 Receiving a Group Call (GROUP)
1.
hen you receive notification of a GROUP call, rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT) to
W
silence the alarm. The priority level is always routine and the group is identified on the
screen. The group will be one of the three groups of frequently called people that you
set up earlier (see Section 4-3).
2.
PressACCEPT (ENT) to switch to the designated channel immediately or press QUIT
(EXIT) to return to the current working channel.
Note: The radio will automatically switch to the designated channel after 10 seconds if no key
is pressed and AUTO SWITCH = ON (see Section 4-8):
GP 012345678
CALL FROM
TOM
▼ 00:01
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
CALL FROM
TOM
AUTO SWITCH
▲▼ 00:02
AUTO SWITCH
CH13 IN 10S
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:04
TOM
AUTO SWITCH
CH13 IN 10S
▲▼ 00:03
CH13 IN 10S
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲▼ 00:05
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10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:06
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However, If AUTO SWITCH =OFF, then AUTO SW OFF will be displayed and manual channel
change is required:
GP 012345678
CALL FROM
TOM
▼ 00:12
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
3.
CALL FROM
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
▲▼ 00:22
AUTO SW OFF
CH13 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:28
TOM
AUTO SW OFF
CH13 REQUEST
▲▼ 00:25
CH13 REQUEST
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲▼ 00:32
10:12 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:35
The call data is stored in the Call Log (see Section 5-2-7).
5-3-4 Receiving a Geographic Call (GEOGRAPH)
A geographic call is received by vessels within a specific geographic boundary area.
1.
When you receive notification of an GEOGRAPH call, rotate the SILENCE knob (CH
SELECT) to silence the alarm. If the radio recognises the user MMSI as one of your
buddies, the buddy’s name is displayed in place of the user MMSI.
2.
Press ACCEPT (ENT) to switch to the designated channel immediately or press QUIT
(EXIT) to return to the current working channel.
GEOGRAPHICAL
CALL FROM
TOM
▼ 00:12
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
3.
CALL FROM
TOM
CH13 REQUEST
▲▼ 00:22
CH13 REQUEST
10:11 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲▼ 00:28
TOM
CH13 REQUEST
10:11 UTC
▲▼ 00:25
10:11 UTC
ENT–> ACCEPT
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:32
Monitor the working channel for an announcement from the calling vessel.
5-3-5 Receiving a Polled Position Call (POSITION)
When you receive GPS position data from a buddy in response to your LL request (see Section
5-2-10), you are recommended to make a written note of the position, especially if it is a good
fishing position. If enhanced LL position information is available from your buddy, this is
shown on the screen until the screen display changes.
POSITION
REPLY FROM
TOM
▼ 00:12
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REPLY FROM
TOM
12'23.456'N
▲▼ 00:22
TOM
12’23.456’N
123'23.789’E
▲▼ 00:25
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12’23.456’N
123’23.789’E
KEY->SILENCE
▲▼ 00:28
Section 6 - Distress Calls
WARNING
A valid USER MMSI must be entered into this radio before these DSC functions can be
used. See section 4-2 Enter Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI).
6-1 Sending a Distress Call
1.
Open the red cover labelled DISTRESS to expose the red Distress key.
2.
TO SEND AN IMMEDIATE DISTRESS CALL (Undesignated):
HOLD DOWN the DISTRESS key for about 3 seconds, until you see the distress call
sending message (DISTRESS CALL SENDING) on the screen.
The whole display starts to flash and beep loudly.
DISTRES CALL
►UNDEFINED
FIRE
FLOODING ▼
DISTRES CALL
>UNDEFINED
HOLD DISTRES
2 SECONDS..
DISTRESS CALL
SENDING...
Or, if time is available, specify the nature of the distress
3.
TO SEND A DISTRESS CALL with Distress type:
4.
Press and release the DISTRESS key to display the following categories. Use the CH knob
to scroll to the category that describes your situation:
UNDESIGNATED (Undesignated)
FIRE
(Fire)
FLOODING
(Flooding)
COLLISION
(Collision)
GROUNDING(Grounding)
LISTING
(Listing)
SINKING
(Sinking)
ADRIFT
(Adrift)
ABANDONING
(Abandoning)
PIRACY
(Piracy)
OVER BOARD
(Over Board)
5.
Hold down the DISTRESS key for about 3 seconds, until you see the distress call sending
message (DISTRESS CALL SENDING) on the screen. The whole display starts to flash and
beep loudly.
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6.
After the Distress Call is sent, the radio waits for an acknowledgment.
7.
The Distress Call is automatically re-sent every 3.5 to 4.5 minutes until a distress
acknowledgement is received or:
•
Press RESEND (CALL) to immediately resend the Distress Call
•
Press PAUSE (3CH) to pause the automatic Distress Call resend timer
•
Press DISTR.CANCEL (SCAN) to cancel the Distress Call
•
Press INFO (WX) to view details of the sent Distress Call
•
Press OPT (ENT) to view and select the available options:
DISTRES CALL
SENT! WAIT..
ENT–> OPTION
RESEND:03:30
OPTION
►RESEND
PAUSE
▼
RESEND:03:20
OPTION
PAUSE
▲
►CANCEL
RESEND:03:10
Options are:
RESEND
to resend the Distress call immediately.
PAUSE
to PAUSE the RESEND countdown timer. Press Exit to continue.
CANCEL
to CANCEL the Distress Call and transmit a DISTRESS CANCEL call. Use the
PTT microphone to report your situation:
OPTION
PAUSE
▲
►CANCEL
RESEND:03:20
SEND CANCEL?
►YES
NO
RESEND:03:20
DISTR CANCEL
SENT
PTT-->REASON
DISTR CANCEL
COMPLETED
EXIT–> ESC
DISTR CANCEL
SENDING..
8.
After a DISTRESS ACK is received, rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT) to silence the
alarm, then use the PTT microphone to report your situation.
9.
The following information (if available) is contained in the DIstress Call:
- Nature Of Distress (if available)
- Position information. The latest GPS or manual input position is held for 23.5 hours, or
until the power is turned OFF.
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6-2 Receiving a Distress Call (DISTRESS!)
1.
An alert sounds when a distress call (DISTRESS!) is received. Rotate the SILENCE knob
(CH SELECT) to silence the alarm. You do not need to send an acknowledgement.
DISTRESS
FLOODING
123456789
▼ 00:01
FLOODING
123456789
82’50.178N
▲▼ 00:02
123456789
82’50.178N
024’45.342W
▲▼ 00:03
82’50.178N
024’45.342W
10:12 UTC
▲▼ 00:04
024’45.342W
10:12 UTC
AUTO SWITCH
▲▼ 00:05
10:12 UTC
AUTO SWITCH
CH16 IN 10S
▲▼ 00:06
Note: These additional
information screens are
available by rotating the
CH knob.
2.
AUTO SWITCH
CH16 IN 10S
KEY–>SILENCE
▲▼ 00:07
CH16 IN 10S
KEY–>SILENCE
EXIT–> ESC
▲▼ 00:08
KEY–>SILENCE
EXIT–> ESC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲
00:09
The radio will automatically select CH16 after 10 seconds if no user intervention, or
press ACCEPT (ENT) to change to CH16 immediately.
Details of the distress call are shown on the screen. Details include the user MMSI and
nature of the emergency (if specified), also the time and the location (if specified). If
the location and time are not specified, these are replaced with sequences of 9s and 8s
respectively.
3.
Press PTT to establish voice contact.
This radio is capable of receiving enhanced LL position data if the radio transmitting
the Distress Call is sending this. This provides the position of the distressed vessel to
within 20 m (60ft).
6-3 Distress Acknowledgement (DISTRESS ACK)
An alert sounds when a Distress Relay (DISTRESS RELAY) is received. Rotate the SILENCE knob
(CH SELECT) to silence the alarm.
DISTRESS
ACK FROM
123456789
▼ 00:01
ACK FROM
123456789
FLOODING
▲▼ 00:02
123456789
FLOODING
900000000
▲▼ 00:03
FLOODING
900000000
82’50.178N
▲▼ 00:04
Try to make voice contact with the calling vessel. Maintain a listening watch on CH16 and
standby to lend assistance
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For a Distress Acknowledgement (DISTRESS ACK) sent from the Search and Rescue (SAR)
authorities of your country, your radio automatically cancels Distress Mode transmissions
and CH16 appears. Press PTT to establish voice contact with the Search and Rescue (SAR)
authority.
The Search and Rescue (SAR) authorities of your country are the only instance allowed to send
a Distress Acknowledgement (DISTRESS ACK).
6-4 Distress Relay Individual (INDIV DISTR RELAY)
When an incoming Individual Distress Relay call is received, the alarm sounds and INDIV DISTR
RELAY is displayed.
1.
Rotate the SILENCE knob (CH SELECT) to silence the alarm.
2.
Push +/- button or rotate the CH knob to scroll any further information about the call
3.
ALL MODELS: Press ACCEPT (ENT) key to immediately accept the channel change before
the 10s timer expires
4.
US MODELS: Press ACK (ENT) key to ACK the call after the 10s delay (when INDIV REPLY is
set to MANUAL)
5.
Or press QUIT (EXIT) to return to standby.
The call data is stored in the Call Log (see Section 5-2-7).
Individual Distress Relay functionality will vary depending on your radio model:
ALL models: Prior to 10s Auto Channel change timer expires, display shows:
INDIV DISTR
RELAY FROM
900000000
▼ 00:00
FLOODING
123000000
55’29.975’N
▲▼ 00:03
CH16 IN 10S
KEY–>SILENCE
EXIT–> ESC
▲▼ 00:06
KEY–>SILENCE
EXIT–> ESC
ENT–> ACCEPT
▲
00:07
EU only models: ACCEPT (ENT) key is pressed, or 10s Auto Channel change timer expires:
INDIV DISTR
RELAY FROM
900000000
▼ 00:00
FLOODING
123000000
55’29.975’N
▲▼ 00:03
02:43UTC
012’18.559E
CHANNEL IS
▲▼ 00:06
AUTO CHANGED
KEY–>SILENCE
EXIT–> ESC
▲
00:07
US only models: ACT (ENT) key is pressed, or MANUAL / AUTO ACK (depending on INDIV
REPLY setting):
INDIV DISTR
RELAY FROM
900000000
▼ 00:00
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FLOODING
123000000
55’29.975’N
▲▼ 00:03
AUTO CHANGED
KEY–>SILENCE
ENT–> ACK
▲
00:07
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KEY–>SILENCE
ENT–> ACK
EXIT–> ESC
▲
00:07
Section 7 - Installation
This Lowrance radio is designed to generate a digital maritime distress call to facilitate search
and rescue. To be effective as a safety device, this radio must be used only within the geographic range of a shore-based VHF marine Channel 70 distress and safety watch system. The
geographic range may vary but under normal conditions is approximately 20 nautical miles.
Installation Options
There are two ways to install the radio. You can choose:
• A deck or overhead mounted gimbal installation. The reversible mounting gimbal is fixed
to a suitable site and the radio is placed into it. The radio can be removed for storage and
the viewing angle can be adjusted.
• A recessed installation. The radio is recessed into a cavity cut into a bulkhead. The radio
fixture is permanent and the viewing angle cannot be adjusted.
Location Requirements
Please check these before doing any cutting or drilling.
Whichever installation method you choose, ensure that the chosen location:
• Is at least 3’ (1 m) from the antenna
• Allows easy connection to (at least) a 10 Amp fused 13.6 V DC electrical source and the
antenna
• Is at least 1.5’ (45 cms) from the compass to avoid creating magnetic deviation of the
compass during radio operation
• Has a suitable space close by for installing the microphone bulkhead mount
• Provides easy access to the controls on the front panel
• Provides reasonable access to the wiring at the
back of the radio
• Provides enough room to fix the DSC warning
label
The VHF has a large LCD screen with an optimum
viewing angle of approx. +/-20 deg. Ensure the
chosen location provides a suitable view of the
display. Ideally, the user should be directly in front
of the display or no more than +/-20 deg from the
front of the display.
Side
20˚
20˚
Top
20˚
20˚
Note: If unsure, temporarily power up the radio
and check for a suitable location.
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Checklist
The following items should be supplied in the box. Check before starting the installation and
contact your dealer if an item is missing.
Note: An antenna is not provided. Consult your Lowrance dealer for advice if necessary.
1.
Mounting gimbal for the VHF radio
2.
GPS connection cable
3.
Two mounting knobs
4.
Microphone bulkhead mount
5.
Four countersunk self-tapping screws
for the mounting gimbal
6.
Four flat screws for the mounting
gimbal
7.
Four spring washers for the mounting
gimbal
Not pictured:
8.
Four plain washers for the mounting
gimbal
•
Installation template
•
Warranty card
•
DSC Warning label sticker
•
This Operation and Installation manual
•
One 7 Amp spare fuse in case of accidental reverse of battery polarity
•
Base unit and microphone
9.
Four nuts for the mounting gimbal
10. Two self-tapping screws for the
microphone bulkhead mount
11. Two flat screws for the microphone
bulkhead mount
1
12. Two spring washers for the
microphone bulkhead mount
13. Two plain washers for the microphone
bulkhead mount
14. Two nuts for the microphone bulkhead
mount
15. Four M5x32 screws for recessed
installation
16. Four nuts for the recessed installation
5
3
6
7
8
4
9
10
16
2
15
11
12
13
14
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Gimbal Installation
1.
Hold the mounting gimbal at the chosen location and use a soft pencil to mark the
screw hole positions onto the mounting surface.
2.
If you can’t reach behind the mounting surface to attach the nuts, use the self-tapping
screws instead of the flat screws shown in the picture. If you’re drilling into fibreglass,
use a drill bit smaller than 3/16” (5mm) to drill the pilot holes.
Otherwise, drill the four screw holes where marked, using a 3/16” (5mm) drill bit. Drill
completely through the mounting surface.
3.
Use a Philips screwdriver and the set of four flat screws, spring washers, plain washers,
and nuts to attach the mounting gimbal to the location site.
4.
Slide the radio into the mounting gimbal.
5.
Insert the two mounting knobs through the holes and tighten them sufficiently to hold
the radio at the desired viewing angle.
Change the Viewing Angle
The viewing angle on the gimbal mount has a 20º tilt range. To change the current viewing
angle on the gimbal mount:
1.
Support the radio, then cautiously loosen the mounting knobs until the radio can be
moved.
2.
Re-position the radio then tighten the mounting knobs again.
Recessed Installation
1.
Tape the installation template onto the chosen location site.
2.
Cut out the area marked by the solid dark line. (The dashed line indicates the total area
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that will be covered by the radio fascia after installation.) Drill the 4 mounting holes.
3.
Remove the installation template and slide the radio into the cavity.
4.
Screw each M5x32 screw through the screw hole in the mounting bracket, then attach
the stopper. If your bulkhead exceeds 0.51” (13mm), the stopper can be discarded if
necessary.
5.
Tighten the M5x32 screws until the radio is held firmly against the rear of the bulkhead.
Install the Microphone Bulkhead Mount
2.
Drill the two pilot screw holes where marked.
3.
Use a short length Philips screwdriver and the
set of two flat screws, spring washers, plain
washers, and nuts to secure the microphone
bulkhead mount at the location site.
4.
Hang the microphone on its mount.
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1.16" (29.5 mm)
0.47" (12 mm)
0.96" (24.5 mm)
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0.96" (24.5 mm)
1.16" (29.5 mm)
Hold the microphone bulkhead mount at the
chosen location and use a soft pencil to mark
the screw hole positions on the mounting
surface. Ensure that the microphone curly cable will
comfortably reach this location BEFORE you drill.
0.47" (12 mm)
1.
Fix the DSC label
CAUTION
A DSC warning label is supplied with this radio. To comply with FCC regulations, this
warning label must be affixed in a location that is clearly visible from the operating
controls of this radio. Make sure that the chosen location is clean and dry before applying
this label.
Connect the Radio Cables
The connectors are on the rear of the base unit, as follows:

GPS/COM connector. For connection to GPS device via NMEA (If you’re not using
this, be sure to put the protective cap securely over the connector to protect it from
moisture and dust).
v
GPS/COM cable. For above connector. See the following table for wiring and color
codes.
w
Red Power wire. Connect this to the Positive (+) battery terminal. Check that a 7 Amp
fuse is installed on this power cable close to the battery.
x

Black Power wire. Connect this to the Negative (-) battery terminal.
z
ANT. A radio antenna is not supplied. A suitable radio antenna must be mounted
and connected before operating this radio. Consult your dealer for advice if necessary.

GND. A ground connection is not usually required.
External Speaker connector. Connect to an external speaker BEFORE powering on
the radio. Use a 4 Ohm 4 Watt external speaker.
White wire to speaker (+). Bare wire to speaker (-)
NOTE: Ensure wires are electrically insulated if not used.
v

z

x
w

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Wiring for GPS/COM connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire
Red
Orange
White
Green
Yellow
Black
Blue
Grey
Function
Notes
No connection
(Not used)
OUT (+)
Program/clone
IN (-)
IN (+)
OUT (-)
(To
No connection
(Not used)
No connection
(Not used)
)
(Not used)
(From
)
(From
)
(Ground)
8 Grey
5 Yellow
2 Orange
4 Green
1 Bare wire
3 White
7 Blue
6 Black
Set Up the Radio
CAUTION
You can’t make any DSC transmissions until you’ve obtained a user MMSI and entered it
into your radio.
The user MMSI is a unique nine digit number, similar to a personal telephone number. It is
used on marine transceivers that are capable of using DSC (Digital Select Calling).
If you don’t have a user MMSI contact the appropriate authorities in your country. If you’re
unsure who to contact, consult your Lowrance dealer.
•
A Group MMSI begins with 0 followed by 8 numeric digits (0xxxxxxxx)
•
A Coast Station MMSI begins with 00 followed by 7 numeric digits. You just need to add
the 7 digits and the radio will add the beginning 00 for you
Enter Your User MMSI
See section 4-2 Enter Your USER MMSI (USER MMSI).
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The Completed Installation
GPS product
External
speaker
GPS / COM
NMEA
connection cable
VHF Antenna
External
speaker
cable
Antenna cable
Fuse
on Red
power
cable
Link-5 Base unit with
speaker microphone
Black
power
cable
12V dc Battery
CAUTION
Under extreme operating conditions, the temperature of the rear heat-sink on
this radio may exceed normal surface temperatures.
Caution is advised to prevent possible skin burns.
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Appendix A - Technical Specifications
LOWRANCE Link-5
GENERAL
Power supply:
12 V DC battery system
Low battery alert:
10.6 V DC +/- 5%
Current drain - Transmit
5 A at 25 W Tx / 1.5 A at 1 W Tx (@ 12 V DC)
Receive
Temperature range:
Less than 250 mA in standby
-20ºC to +55ºC (-4ºF to 131ºF)
Usable channels:
International, USA, Canada, Weather (country specific)
Mode:
16K0G3E (FM) / 16K0G2B (DSC)
DSC mode:
Class D (Global) with dual receiver (individual CH70)
Standards:
ITU-R M.493-12 (US models), EN 300-338-3 (EU models)
PHYSICAL
LCD display (viewing):
46 x 26 mm (1.8 x 1.0”), matrix FSTN
Contrast control:
Yes
Dimming control:
Yes
Antenna connector:
SO-239 (50 ohm)
Waterproof:JIS-7
Dimensions:
161(W) x 75(H) x 147(D) mm - without bracket
Weight:
1.29 kg (2.8 lbs) - without microphone
Compass safe distance:
0.5 m (1.5’)
Frequency stability:
+/- 10 ppm
Frequency control:
PLL
GPS/NMEA input:
Yes
Comm. port: 4800 baud NMEA 0183
DSC:
Yes, CLASS-D (Global - separate CH70 receiver built in)
GPS/NMEA input: Yes
GPS data sentences can
be received: RMC, GGA, GLL, GNS
NMEA output: Yes
NMEA output sentences: DSC ( for DSC call), DSE (for enhanced position).
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FEATURES
Flush mount kit
Yes
Local/Distant control:
Yes
Position polling:
Yes
Group call:
Yes
Call logs:
Yes - 20 individual and 10 distress
Channel naming:
Yes
Tri watch:
Yes
Favourite channel scan:
Yes
All scan:
Yes
User programmable MMSI:
Yes
MMSI and NAME directory:
Yes - 20 numbers & group
TRANSMITTER
Frequency:
156.025 - 157.425 MHz
Output power:
25 W / 1 W selectable
Transmitter protection:
Open / short circuit of antenna
Max Frequency deviation:
+/- 5 kHz
Spurious & harmonics:
better than 0.25 µ W
Modulation distortion:
Less than 4%@ 1kHz for a +/-3 kHz deviation RECEIVER
Frequency:
156.025 - 163.275 MHz
12dB SINAD sensitivity:
0.25 µV (distant) / 0.8 µV (local)
20db SINAD sensitivity:
0.35 µV
Adjacent CH selectivity:
more than 70 db
Spurious response:
more than 70 db
Intermodulation rejection ratio: more than 68 db
Residual noise level:
more than -40 db unsquelched
Audio output power:
2 W (with 8 ohm at 10% distortion)
4 W with 4 ohm external speaker
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Appendix B - Troubleshooting
1.
The transceiver will not power up.
A fuse may have blown OR there is no voltage getting to the transceiver.
a. Check the power cable for cuts, breaks, or squashed sections.
b. After checking the wiring, replace the 7 Amp fuse (1 spare fuse is supplied).
c. Check the battery voltage. This must be greater than 10.5 V.
2.
The transceiver blows the fuse when the power is switched on.
The power wires may have been reversed.
a. Check that the red wire is connected to the positive battery terminal, and the black
wire is connected to the negative battery terminal.
3.
The speaker makes popping or whining noises when the engine is running.
Electrical noise may be interfering with the transceiver.
a. Re-route the power cables away from the engine.
b. Add a noise suppressor to the power cable.
c. Use resistive spark plug wires and/or use an alternator whine filter.
4.
No sound from the external speaker.
a. Check that the external speaker cable is physically connected.
b. Check the soldering of the external speaker cable.
5.
Transmissions are always on low power, even when high (HI) power is selected.
The antenna may be faulty.
a. Test the transceiver with a different antenna.
b. Have the antenna checked out.
6.
Battery symbol is displayed.
The power supply is too low or too high.
a. Check the battery voltage. This should be at least 10.5 V ± 0.5 V DC.
b. Check the alternator on the vessel.
7.
No position information is displayed.
The GPS cable may faulty or the GPS setting may be incorrect.
a. Check that the GPS cable is physically connected.
b. Check the polarity of the GPS cable.
c. Check the baud rate setting of the GPS if applicable. The baud rate setting should be
4800 and parity should be set to NONE.
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Appendix C - US & ROW VHF Marine Channel Charts
The following channel charts are provided for reference only and may not be correct for all regions.
It is the operators responsibility to ensure correct channels and frequencies are used for local
regulations.
C-1 International Channel Chart
CH
TX (MHz)
RX (MHz)
MODE
01
156.050
160.650
D
02
156.100
160.700
D
03
156.150
160.750
04
156.200
05
TRAFFIC TYPE
SHIP TO
SHIP
SHIP TO
SHORE
NAME TAG
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
160.800
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
156.250
160.850
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
06
156.300
156.300
S
Inter-ship Safety
Yes
No
SAFETY
07
156.350
160.950
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
08
156.400
156.400
S
Commercial (inter-ship only)
Yes
No
COMMERCIAL
09
156.450
156.450
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
CALLING
10
156.500
156.500
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
11
156.550
156.550
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
VTS
12
156.600
156.600
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
Yes
No
BRIDGE COM
13
156.650
156.650
S
Inter-ship Navigation Safety
(bridge-to bridge)
14
156.700
156.700
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
15
156.750
156.750
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
S
International Distress, Safety,
and Calling
Yes
Yes
DISTRESS
16
156.800
156.800
17
156.850
156.850
S
State Controlled
Yes
Yes
SAR
18
156.900
161.500
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
19
156.950
161.550
D
Ship to Shore
No
Yes
SHIP-SHORE
20
157.000
161.600
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
21
157.050
161.650
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
22
157.100
161.700
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
23
157.150
161.750
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
24
157.200
161.800
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
25
157.250
161.850
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
26
157.300
161.900
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
27
157.350
161.950
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
28
157.400
162.000
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
60
156.025
160.625
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
61
156.075
160.675
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
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1
1W only
1
1W only
55
62
156.125
160.725
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
63
156.175
160.775
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
64
156.225
160.825
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
65
156.275
160.875
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
66
156.325
160.925
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
67
156.375
156.375
S
Commercial, bridge-to-bridge
Yes
No
BRIDGE COM
68
156.425
156.425
S
Inter-ship
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
69
156.475
156.475
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
70
156.525
156.525
-
Digital Selective Calling - DSC
------
------
DSC
71
156.575
156.575
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
72
156.625
156.625
S
Inter-ship
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
73
156.675
156.675
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
74
156.725
156.725
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
77
156.875
156.875
S
Ship to Shore
Yes
No
SHIP-SHORE
78
156.925
161.525
D
Ship to Shore
No
Yes
SHIP-SHORE
79
156.975
161.575
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
80
157.025
161.625
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
81
157.075
161.675
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
82
157.125
161.725
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
83
157.175
161.775
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
84
157.225
161.825
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
85
157.275
161.875
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
86
157.325
161.925
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
87
157.375
161.975
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
88
157.425
162.025
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
PORT OPS
2
Special Notes on International Channel Usage
1
. LOW POWER (1W) only.
2
. Channel 70 is designated for use exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC), such as Distress, Safety, and Ship Calls. No voice communication is allowed on CH70.
This channel is only available on DSC enabled radios.
Note:
•
The INTERNATIONAL channel bank is not legal for use in U.S. or Canada waters.
•
Select the INTERNATIONAL channel bank for use in Australia, New Zealand and other
Asia Pacific regions, and all other regions where otherwise not specified.
KEY: S = Simplex operating channel; D = Duplex operating channel.
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C-2 USA Channel Chart
CH
TX (MHz) RX (MHz) MODE
TRAFFIC TYPE
SHIP TO SHIP TO
SHIP
SHORE
NAME TAG
01A
156.050
156.050
S
Port Operations, Selected VTS Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
03A
156.150
156.150
S
US Government, Coast Guard
Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
05A
156.250
156.250
S
Port Operations, Selected VTS Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
06
156.300
156.300
S
Inter-ship Safety
Yes
No
SAFETY
07A
156.350
156.350
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
08
156.400
156.400
S
Commercial (inter-ship only)
Yes
No
COMMERCIAL
09
156.450
156.450
S
Recreational Calling Channel
Yes
Yes
CALLING
10
156.500
156.500
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
11
156.550
156.550
S
Commercial, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
VTS
12
156.600
156.600
S
Port Operations, Selected VTS Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
Yes
No
BRIDGE COM
13
156.650
156.650
S
Inter-ship Navigation Safety (bridge-to
bridge), 1W with Power-up
14
156.700
156.700
S
Port Operations, Selected VTS Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
15
---
156.750
S
Environmental
------
------
ENVIRONMENTAL
Yes
Yes
DISTRESS
16
156.800
156.800
S
International Distress, Safety, and
Calling
17
156.850
156.850
S
State Controlled
Yes
Yes
SAR
18A
156.900
156.900
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
19A
156.950
156.950
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
20
157.000 161.600
D
Port Operations, Canadian Coast Guard
No
Yes
PORT OPS
20A
157.000
157.000
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
21A
157.050
157.050
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
22A
157.100
157.100
S
Coast Guard Liaison
Yes
Yes
COAST GUARD
23A
157.150
157.150
S
U.S. Government, Coast Guard
Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
24
157.200 161.800
D
Public Correspondence, Marine operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
25
157.250 161.850
D
Public Correspondence, Marine operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
26
157.300 161.900
D
Public Correspondence, Marine operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
27
157.350 161.950
D
Public Correspondence, Marine operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
28
157.400 162.000
D
Public Correspondence, Marine operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
61A
156.075
156.075
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
63A
156.175
156.175
S
Port Operations, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
64A
156.225
156.225
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Commercial Yes
Fishing
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
65A
156.275
156.275
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
66A
156.325
156.325
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
S
Commercial, bridge-to-bridge, 1W with Yes
Power-up
No
BRIDGE COM
67
156.375
156.375
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REMARK
4
3
1W
2
RX only
1
1W only
4
4
4
4
3
1W
57
68
156.425
156.425
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
69
156.475
156.475
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
Yes
PLEASURE
70
156.525
156.525
Digital Selective Calling - DSC
------
------
DSC
71
156.575
156.575
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
Yes
PLEASURE
72
156.625
156.625
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
73
156.675
156.675
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
74
156.725
156.725
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
77
156.875
156.875
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
78A
156.925
156.925
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
79A
156.975
156.975
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
80A
157.025
157.025
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
4
6
1
81A
157.075
157.075
S
U.S. Government, Environmental Protec- Yes
tion Agency Operations
82A
157.125
157.125
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
4
83A
157.175
157.175
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
4
84
157.225 161.825
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
Yes
TELEPHONE
Yes
TELEPHONE
Yes
TELEPHONE
84A
157.225
157.225
S
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator
85
157.275 161.875
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
85A
157.275
157.275
S
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator
86
157.325 161.925
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
86A
157.325
157.325
S
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator
87
157.375 161.975
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
87A
157.375
157.375
S
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator
88
157.425 162.025
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
88A
157.425
S
Commercial, Inter-ship Only
No
COMMERCIAL
157.425
Yes
1W only
Special Notes on USA Channel Usage
1
.
LOW POWER (1 W) only.
2
.
Receive Only.
3
.
LOW POWER (1 W) initially. Override to HIGH POWER by holding down H/L key before transmitting.
Used normally in bridge-to-bridge communications.
4
.
Lightly shaded simplex channels 03A, 21A, 23A, 61A, 64A, 81A, 82A, and 83A cannot be lawfully used in U.S. waters unless special authorization is obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Not for use by the general public.
5
.
The letter “A” illuminated by the channel number indicates the USA channel is simplex.
This same channel is always duplex when selecting International. There is no “A” reference for International channels. The letter “B” is only used for some Canadian “Receive only” channels.
6
.
Channel 70 is designated for use exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC), such as Distress, Safety, and Ship Calls. No voice communication is allowed on CH70.
This channel is only available on DSC enabled radios.
KEY: S = Simplex operating channel; D = Duplex operating channel.
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CH
TX (MHz) RX (MHz) MODE
TRAFFIC TYPE
SHIP TO SHIP TO
SHIP
SHORE
NAME TAG
01
156.050 160.650
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
02
156.100 160.700
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
03
156.150 160.750
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
04A
156.200
156.200
S
Canadian Coast Guard, SAR
Yes
Yes
CANADIAN CG
05A
156.250
156.250
S
Port Operations, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
06
156.300
156.300
S
Inter-ship Safety
Yes
No
SAFETY
07A
156.350
156.350
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
08
156.400
156.400
S
Commercial (inter-ship only)
Yes
No
COMMERCIAL
09
156.450
156.450
S
Recreational Calling Channel
Yes
Yes
CALLING
10
156.500
156.500
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
11
156.550
156.550
S
Commercial, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
VTS
12
156.600
156.600
S
Port Operations, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
Yes
No
BRIDGE COM
13
156.650
156.650
S
Inter-ship Navigation Safety (bridge-to
bridge) 1W with power-up
14
156.700
156.700
S
Port Operations, VTS in Selected Areas
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS/VTS
15
156.750
156.750
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
16
156.800
156.800
S
International Distress, Safety, and
Calling
Yes
Yes
DISTRESS
17
156.850
156.850
S
State Controlled
Yes
Yes
SAR
18A
156.900
156.900
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
19A
156.950
156.950
S
Canadian Coast Guard
Yes
Yes
CANADIAN CG
20
157.000 161.600
D
Canadian Coast Guard
No
Yes
CANADIAN CG
21
157.050 161.650
D
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
21A
157.050
157.050
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
21B
---
161.650
S
Port Operations
------
------
PORT OPS
22A
157.100
157.100
S
Canadian Coast Guard Liaison
Yes
Yes
CANADIAN CG
23
157.150 161.750
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
24
157.200 161.800
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
25
157.250 161.850
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
161.850
S
Public Correspondence
------
------
TELEPHONE
26
157.300 161.900
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
27
157.350 161.950
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
28
157.400 162.000
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
162.000
S
Public Correspondence
------
------
TELEPHONE
60
156.025 160.625
D
Public Correspondence
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
61A
156.075
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
25B
28B
---
---
156.075
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3
1W
1
1W only
1
1W only
1
1W only
RX only
RX only
RX only
4
59
62A
156.125
156.125
S
Canadian Coast Guard
Yes
Yes
CANADIAN CG
64
156.225 160.825
D
Public Correspondence, Duplex
No
Yes
TELEPHONE
64A
156.225
156.225
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Commercial Yes
Fishing
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
65A
156.275
156.275
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
66A
156.325
156.325
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
67
156.375
156.375
S
Commercial, SAR
Yes
No
COMMERCIAL
68
156.425
156.425
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
69
156.475
156.475
S
Commercial Fishing Only
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
70
156.525
156.525
S
Digital Selective Calling - DSC
------
------
DSC
71
156.575
156.575
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
Yes
PLEASURE
72
156.625
156.625
S
Inter-ship
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
73
156.675
156.675
S
Commercial Fishing Only
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
74
156.725
156.725
S
Commercial Fishing Only
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
77
156.875
156.875
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
78A
156.925
156.925
S
Boat Operations, Recreational
Yes
No
SHIP - SHIP
79A
156.975
156.975
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
80A
157.025
157.025
S
Commercial
Yes
Yes
COMMERCIAL
81A
157.075
157.075
S
U.S. Government Operations
Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
4
82A
157.125
157.125
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
4
83
157.175 161.775
D
Canadian Coast Guard
Yes
Yes
CANADIAN CG
83A
157.175
157.175
S
U.S. Government, Canadian Coast Guard Yes
Yes
UNAUTHORIZED
83B
---
161.775
S
Canadian Coast Guard, RX Only
------
CANADIAN CG
84
157.225 161.825
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
85
157.275 161.875
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
86
157.325 161.925
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
87
157.375 161.975
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
88
157.425 162.025
D
Public Correspondence, Marine Operator No
Yes
TELEPHONE
------
4
1
1W only
6
1
1W only
4
Special Notes on Canada Channel Usage
1
. LOW POWER (1 W) only.
2
. Receive Only.
3
. LOW POWER (1 W) initially. Override to HIGH POWER by holding down H/L key before transmitting. Used normally in bridge-to-bridge communications.
4
. Lightly shaded simplex channels 21A, 23A, 61A, 64A, 81A, 82A, and 83A cannot be lawfully used in Canada waters unless special authorization is obtained from the Canadian Coast Guard. Not for use by the general public.
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. The letter “A” illuminated by the channel number indicates the Canada channel is simplex. This same channel is always duplex when selecting International.
There is no “A” reference for International channels. The letter “B” is only used for some Canadian “Receive only” channels.
6
. Channel 70 is designated for use exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC), such as Distress, Safety, and Ship Calls. No voice communication is allowed on CH70.
This channel is only available on DSC enabled radios.
Note: The CANADA mode is not legal to use in U.S. waters.
KEY: S = Simplex operating channel; D = Duplex operating channel.
C-4 US & Canada WEATHER Channels
CH
RX (MHz)
TRAFFIC TYPE
NAME
REMARK
WX01
162.550
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX02
162.400
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX03
162.475
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX04
162.425
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX05
162.450
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX06
162.500
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX07
162.525
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
RX only
WX08
161.650
CANADIAN Weather Channel
CANADA WX
RX only
WX09
161.775
CANADIAN Weather Channel
CANADA WX
RX only
WX10
163.275
NOAA Weather Channel
NOAA WX
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Appendix D - EU VHF Marine Channel Charts
The following channel charts are provided for reference only and may not be correct for all regions.
It is the operators responsibility to ensure correct channels and frequencies are used for local regulations. For specific channel information for your country, please refer to local authorities.
D-1 EU International Channel Chart
CH
TX (MHz)
RX (MHz)
MODE
01
156.050
160.650
D
02
156.100
160.700
D
03
156.150
160.750
04
156.200
05
TRAFFIC TYPE
SHIP TO
SHIP
SHIP TO
SHORE
NAME TAG
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
160.800
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
156.250
160.850
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
06
156.300
156.300
S
Inter-ship Safety
Yes
No
SAFETY
07
156.350
160.950
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
08
156.400
156.400
S
Commercial (inter-ship only)
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
09
156.450
156.450
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
SHIP-SHIP
10
156.500
156.500
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
SHIP-SHIP
11
156.550
156.550
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
12
156.600
156.600
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
Yes
No
SAFETY COM
13
156.650
156.650
S
Inter-ship Navigation Safety
(bridge-to bridge)
14
156.700
156.700
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
15
156.750
156.750
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
S
International Distress, Safety,
and Calling
Yes
Yes
DISTRESS
16
156.800
156.800
17
156.850
156.850
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
18
156.900
161.500
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
19
156.950
161.550
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
20
157.000
161.600
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
21
157.050
161.650
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
22
157.100
161.700
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
23
157.150
161.750
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
24
157.200
161.800
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
25
157.250
161.850
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
26
157.300
161.900
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
27
157.350
161.950
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
28
157.400
162.000
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
60
156.025
160.625
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
61
156.075
160.675
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
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1
1W only
1
1W only
62
156.125
160.725
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
63
156.175
160.775
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
64
156.225
160.825
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
65
156.275
160.875
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
66
156.325
160.925
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
67
156.375
156.375
S
Commercial, bridge-to-bridge
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
68
156.425
156.425
S
Port Operations
Yes
No
PORT OPS
69
156.475
156.475
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
SHIP-SHIP
70
156.525
156.525
-
Digital Selective Calling - DSC
------
------
DSC
71
156.575
156.575
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
72
156.625
156.625
S
Inter-ship
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
73
156.675
156.675
S
Inter-ship
Yes
Yes
SHIP-SHIP
74
156.725
156.725
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
75
156.775
156.775
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
1
1W only
76
156.825
156.825
S
Port Operations
Yes
Yes
PORT OPS
1
1W only
77
156.875
156.875
S
Inter-ship
Yes
No
SHIP-SHIP
78
156.925
161.525
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
79
156.975
161.575
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
80
157.025
161.625
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
81
157.075
161.675
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
82
157.125
161.725
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
83
157.175
161.775
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
84
157.225
161.825
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
85
157.275
161.875
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
86
157.325
161.925
D
Public Correspondence, Port Op
No
Yes
PHONE-PORTOP
87
157.375
157.375
S
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
3
88
157.425
157.425
S
Port Operations
No
Yes
PORT OPS
3
2
Special Notes on EU International Channel Usage
1
. LOW POWER (1W) only.
2
. Channel 70 is designated for use exclusively for Digital Selective Calling (DSC), such as Distress, Safety, and Ship Calls. No voice communication is allowed on CH70.
This channel is only available on DSC enabled radios.
3
. Maybe Duplex in some regions
KEY: S = Simplex operating channel; D = Duplex operating channel.
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D-2 Inland Waterways Country Specific table - ATIS ON
For specific channel information for your country, please refer to local authorities.
CH
SPECIFIC FOOTNOTES
TRANSMITTING
FREQUENCY (MHZ)
SHIP
64
SHIP-TO-SHIP
SHIP-TO PORT
NAUTICAL
INFORMATION
LAND
60
a)
156.025
160.625
x
01
a)
156.05
160.65
x
61
a)
156.075
160.675
x
02
a)
156.1
160.7
x
62
a)
156.125
160.725
x
03
a)
156.15
160.75
x
63
a)
156.175
160.775
x
04
a)
156.2
160.8
x
64
a)
156.225
160.825
x
05
a)
156.25
160.85
x
65
a)
156.275
160.875
06
a) b)
156.3
156.3
66
a)
156.325
160.925
x
07
a)
156.35
160.95
x
67
a) c)
156.375
156.375
08
a) q)
156.4
156.4
68
a)
156.425
156.425
x
09
a) b) c)
156.45
156.45
x
69
a)
156.475
156.475
10
e)
156.5
156.5
70
a)
x
x
x
x
x
x
156.525
156.525
11
156.55
156.55
Digital selective calling for distress, safety and calling
x
71
156.575
156.575
x
12
156.6
156.6
x
72
a) r)
156.625
156.625
x
13
f)
156.65
156.65
x
73
f) g)
156.675
156.675
14
q)
156.7
156.7
x
74
a)
156.725
156.725
x
15
h)
156.75
156.75
75
o)
156.775
156.775
16
i)
156.8
156.8
x
76
j) d) o)
156.825
156.825
x
17
h)
156.85
156.85
x
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x
x
77
156.875
156.875
18
156.9
161.5
x
78
156.925
161.525
x
19
156.95
161.55
x
156.975
161.575
x
20
157
161.6
x
80
157.025
161.625
x
79
a) k)
a)
x
21
a)
157.05
161.65
x
81
a)
157.075
161.675
x
157.1
161.7
x
22
82
l) m)
157.125
161.725
x
23
m)
157.15
161.75
x
83
a) m)
157.175
161.775
x
24
m)
157.2
161.8
x
84
m)
157.225
161.825
x
25
m)
157.25
161.85
x
85
a) m)
157.275
161.875
x
26
m)
157.3
161.9
x
86
a) m)
157.325
161.925
x
27
m)
157.35
161.95
x
87
a) d)
157.375
157.375
x
28
m)
157.4
162
x
88
a) p)
157.425
157.425
x
AIS 1
a) n)
161.975
161.975
AIS 2
a) n)
162.025
162.025
General remarks to Country Specific table:
1
The channels for service categories ship-to-ship and nautical information may also
be used for vessel traffic -sys­tems by traffic centres.
2
In some countries, frequencies certain channels are used for an other service
category or other radio services. These countries are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the
Federal Republic of Yugosla­via, Hun­gary, Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation,
the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic (with exemption of channels 08, 09, 72,
74 and 86), Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Yugosla­via. The Administra­tions
concerned should make any possible attempt to make these fre­quencies channels
as soon as possible available for the radiotelephone service on Inland Waterways
and/or the required service catego­r y.
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Explanation of specific footnotes in Country Specific table:
a.
In the countries mentioned under remark 2, it is strictly prohibited to use this channel.
b.
This channel is not allowed to be used between Rhine km 150 and km 350.
c.
In the Netherlands, this channel is used by for its on-scene communi­cations during
safety operati­ons on the North Sea, IJsselmeer, Wadden­zee, Ooster- and Wester­schelde.
d.
This channel may also be used for piloting, mooring, tugging and for other nautical
purposes.
e.
This channel is the first ship-to-ship channel, unless the competent authority has
designated an other channel. In the countries mentioned under remark 2, it is allowed
that the output power is set to a value between 6 and 25 W until 1 January 2005.
f.
In the countries mentioned under remark 2, this channel is used for service category
ship-to-port authorities.
g.
In the Netherlands, this channel is used by its national coastgu­ard for communicati­ons
during oil pollution operations on the North Sea and for safety messages for the North
Sea, Wadden­zee, IJsselmeer, Ooster- and Westerschelde.
h.
This channel may be used only for service category on-board communications.
i.
This channel may be used only for communications between sea­going vessels and
participating land stations in case of distress and safety communica­ti­ons within the
maritime sea-areas. In the countries mentioned under remark 2, this channel may be
used only for distress, safety and calling.
j.
The output power shall be reduced automatically to a value between 0.5 and 1 W.
k.
This channel may be used for communications with a social charac­ter.
l.
In the Netherlands and Belgium, this channel may be used for trans­mit­ting mes­sages
concerning bunkering and victualling. The output power has to be reduced manually to
a value between 0.5 and 1 W.
m. This channel may also be used for public correspondence.
n.
This channel will be used for an automatic ship identifi­cation and surveillance sys­tem
(AIS) capable of providing worldw­ide operating on seas and Inland Waterways.
o.
The availability of this channel is on a voluntary basis. All existing equipment shall be
capable to of operating on this channel within a ten-year period after the entry into
force of this Arrangement.
p.
After permission of the competent authority, this channel may be used only for spe­cial
events on a temporary basis.
q.
In the Czech Republic this channel is used for service category nautical information.
r.
In the Czech Republic this channel is used for service category ship-to-port authorities.
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D-3 Special Channels 2
CH
SEND
(MHz)
RECEIVE
(MHz)
TRAFFIC TYPE
SHIP
TO SHIP
SHIP TO
SHORE
NAME TAG
00 1
156.000
156.000
UK Coast Guard Users
Yes
Yes
UK COAST GRD
M1
157.425
157.850
UK Marina Channel M1
Yes
Yes
UK MARINA
M2
161.425
161.425
UK Marina Channel M2
Yes
Yes
UK MARINA
31
157.550
162.150
INT’L, Duplex (Holland)
No
Yes
NL MARINA
96H
162.425
162.425
INT’L (Belgium)
No
Yes
BEL G MARINA
L1
155.500
155.500
INT’L (Skandinavia)
Yes
No
LEISURE 1
L2
155.525
155.525
INT’L (Skandinavia)
Yes
No
LEISURE 2
L3
155.650
155.650
INT’L (Skandinavia– not in Denmark)
Yes
No
LEISURE3
F1
155.625
155.625
INT’L (Skandinavia)
Yes
No
FISHING 1
F2
155.775
155.775
INT’L (Skandinavia)
Yes
No
FISHING 2
F3
155.825
155.825
INT’L (Skandinavia) call back
Yes
No
FISHING 3
AIS1
161.975
161.975
AIS1
-----
-----
-----
AIS2
162.025
162.025
AIS2
-----
-----
-----
Note:
1.
Lightly Shaded Simplex channel CH00 is only available in the UK to Coast Guard users
with written authorization.
2.
The special channels above maybe fitted to your radio. These are only licensed for use in
the country indicated. No attempt should be made to use them in any other country.
Countries of Intended use in the EU:
AT - Austria
HU - Hungary
PL - Poland
BE - Belgium
IS - Iceland
PT - Portugal
BG - Bulgaria
IE - Ireland
RO - Romania
CY - Cyprus
IT - Italy
SK - Slovakia
CZ - Czech Republic
LI - Liechtenstein
SI - Slovenia
DK - Denmark
LV - Latvia
ES - Spain
EE - Estonia
LT - Lithuania
SE - Sweden
FI - Finland
LU - Luxembourg
CH - Switzerland
FR - France
MT - Malta
TR - Turkey
DE - Germany
NL - Netherlands
UK - United Kingdom
GR - Greece
NO - Norway
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Appendix E - MMSI, FCC and License Information
You must obtain a user MMSI (Marine Mobile Service Identity) and enter it into your radio
before you can use the DSC functions. Contact the appropriate authorities in your country. If
you are unsure who to contact, consult your Lowrance dealer.
The user MMSI is a unique nine digit number, similar to a personal telephone number. It is
used on marine transceivers that are capable of using DSC (Digital Select Calling).
Depending upon your location, you may need a radio station license for this radio. You may
also need an individual operator’s license.
Lowrance recommends that you check the requirements of your national radio
communications authorities before operating DSC functions.
To enable the DSC functions in this radio:
• Enter your valid MMSI: MENU > DSC SETUP > USER MMSI
• Ensure DSC is turned ON: MENU > DSC SETUP > DSC FUNC
FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: 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:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
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 factory customer service department for help.
FCC and IC RF Emissions Notice
This radio transceiver when transmitting emits Radio Frequency energy. The FCC and IC have developed
guidelines for RF exposure safety. The antenna should be mounted in such a way that it maintains a
separation distance as described in the table below from the user or bystanders when transmitting:
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Separation distance:
Antenna system gain:
35 inches (89 cm)
3 dBi
25 inches (63 cm)
0 dBi
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