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Uniden ATLANTIS 155 Owner Manual
Atlantis 155
Marine VHF Radio
Radio VHF maritime
OWNER’S MANUAL
GUIDE D’UTILISATION
MAKING A DISTRESS CALL
For future reference, write your boat’s name & call sign here:
Speak slowly - clearly - calmly.
1. Make sure your radio is on.
2. Press the 16/9 TRI button to switch to Channel 16 (156.8 MHz).
(If the display does not show 16, press the 16/9 TRI button again
until it does.)
3. Press the Push to Talk button and say: “MAYDAY -- MAYDAY
-- MAYDAY.”
4. Say “THIS IS {name of your boat (three times) and call sign/
boat registration number (once)}.”
5. Repeat “MAYDAY {name of your boat}” once.
6. Tell where you are: (what navigational aids or landmarks are
near, or read the latitude and longitude from your GPS).
7. State the nature of your distress (e.g. sinking, medical
emergency, man overboard, on fire, adrift, etc.).
8. State the type of assistance you need (medical, towing, pumps,
etc.).
9. Give the number of persons aboard and describe the condition
of any injured persons.
10. Estimate present seaworthiness of your ship (e.g. how
immediate is the danger due to flooding or fire).
11. Briefly describe your ship, giving ship name (i.e., “Blue Duck is
32 foot cabin cruiser, white hull, blue deck house”).
12. Say: “I WILL BE LISTENING ON CHANNEL 16.”
13. End the message by saying “THIS IS {name or call sign of your
boat}, OVER.”
14. Release the Push to Talk button and listen.
If you do not get an answer after 30 seconds, repeat your
call beginning at step 3 above.
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FAIRE UN APPEL DE DÉTRESSE
Pour toute référence ultérieure, transcrivez ci-dessous le nom et l’indicatif
d’appel de votre bateau:
Parlez lentement – clairement – calmement.
1. Vérifiez si votre radio est en marche.
2. Appuyez sur la touche 16/9 TRI du microphone afin de commuter
au canal 16 (156,8 MHz). (Si le canal 16 n’apparaît pas à
l’affichage, appuyez de nouveau sur la touche 16/9 TRI jusqu’à ce
qu’il soit affiché.)
3. Appuyez sur le bouton de microphone Push to Talk et
dites:“MAYDAY -- MAYDAY -- MAYDAY”.
4. Donnez l’identité de votre navire en disant : “ICI {nom de votre bateau
(trois fois) ou indicatif d’appel et le numéro d’identification de votre
bateau (une fois)}”.
5. Dites “MAYDAY {nom ou indicatif d’appel de votre bateau} une fois”.
6. Donnez votre position : (quels sont les points de repère ou aides à
la navigation près de vous ou lisez les coordonnées de longitude et
de latitude apparaissant sur votre dispositif GPS).
7. Révélez la nature de votre détresse (par exemple, nous sommes en
train de couler, urgence médicale, un homme à la mer, un incendie,
nous sommes à la dérive, etc.
8. Révélez la nature de l’aide désirée (médicale, remorquage, essence, etc.)
9. Donnez le nombre de personnes à bord et les conditions des
blessés, s’il y en a.
10. Donnez la condition de navigabilité actuelle de votre navire, tel que le
degré de l’urgence par rapport une inondation, et une incendie.
11. Donnez une brève description de votre navire en donnant le nom
du bateau (par exemple, “Blue Duck est un yacht de croisière de 32
pieds, avec une coque blanche et un rouffle bleu.).
12. Dites : “JE VAIS ÉCOUTER SUR LE CANAL 16”.
13. Terminez le message en disant “ICI {nom ou indicatif d’appel de
votre bateau}, À VOUS”.
14. Relâchez le bouton Push to Talk du microphone et écoutez.
Si vous n’obtenez pas de réponse après 30 secondes,
répétez l’appel encommençant à l’étape 3 ci-dessus.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ATLANTIS 155 INTRODUCTION.................................7
FEATURES..................................................................................... 7
GETTING STARTED.....................................................8
WHAT’S INCLUDED...................................................................... 8
CONTROLS AND INDICATORS.................................................. 9
KEY OPERATION........................................................................ 10
ATLANTIS 155 LCD DISPLAY................................................... 11
CONNECTING POWER............................................................... 12
RECHARGING THE ATLANTIS 155.......................................... 13
Battery Level Display................................................................ 14
ATTACHING THE BELTCLIP..................................................... 14
To attach the belt clip:............................................................... 14
To remove the belt clip:............................................................ 14
OPERATION................................................................14
BASICS......................................................................................... 15
Power On/Off.............................................................................. 15
Volume........................................................................................ 15
Select a Channel........................................................................ 15
Set Squelch................................................................................ 15
TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING............................................ 16
Selecting Channel Modes......................................................... 16
Transmitting............................................................................... 17
Receiving.................................................................................... 17
HOW IT WORKS.........................................................18
NORMAL MODE OPERATION................................................... 18
Normal mode with Weather Alert Watch................................. 19
Normal mode with Triple Watch............................................... 19
SCAN MODE OPERATION......................................................... 20
Using the radio in scan mode .................................................. 20
Scan mode with Weather Alert Watch..................................... 20
Scan mode with Triple Watch................................................... 21
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WEATHER MODE........................................................................ 21
Using the radio in weather mode............................................. 21
Weather mode with Weather Alert Watch................................ 22
Weather mode with Triple Watch............................................. 22
Emergency Channel 16/9.......................................................... 22
Triple Watch............................................................................... 23
DROP-OUT DELAY..................................................................... 23
BATTERY SAVE.......................................................................... 23
BACKLIGHTING.......................................................................... 23
ADJUST LCD CONTRAST......................................................... 24
KEYPAD LOCK............................................................................ 24
KEY BEEP.................................................................................... 24
SPEAKER VIBRATION TONE.................................................... 24
MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING...............25
COMMON QUESTIONS............................................................... 25
SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................26
CHANNELS AND FREQUENCIES (MHZ)................28
MARINE RADIO CHANNEL CHART.......................................... 28
REGULATIONS AND SAFETY WARNINGS............33
MARITIME RADIO SERVICES OPERATION............................ 33
THREE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY.......................37
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ATLANTIS 155 INTRODUCTION
The Atlantis 155 is a floating, waterproof, portable 3 Watt twoway VHF marine transceiver. It is compact, lightweight, rugged,
and fits easily in your hand. This handheld VHF marine radio
will give you consistent, outstanding performance in virtually all
conditions and situations.
To ensure that you get the most from the Atlantis 155 features,
please read this operating guide carefully before using the unit.
FEATURES
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US, Canadian, and International Marine Channels
Built-in Precision Matched Antenna
Floating / Waterproof to JIS7
Key Beep
Emergency CH16/ CH9 Mode
10 Weather Channel/Weather Alert
Battery Level Display
Battery Low Alert sounds every 5 seconds at Level 1
Boost capability
Battery Save
Memory Scan
Triple Watch
TX Power Select
Channel Select
Volume Select
4-Level Digital Squelch
Keypad Lock On / Off
Background color changes - 2 colors and 4 levels (Uniden
recommends Day - White; Night - Amber).
User-selectable LCD Contrast (32 levels from 0 to 31)
Speaker Vibration Tone
DC Adapter
Detachable wrist strap
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*Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water.
The Atlantis 155 can withstand immersion in water up to 3.5 feet
depth for 30 minutes. The Atlantis 275 has a special tone that
will vibrate the speaker to remove water inside the casing (see
page E-18).
## Note: This is not suitable for scuba diving.
NOTE
The Atlantis 155 will float when the battery cover is securely
fastened.
GETTING STARTED
WHAT’S INCLUDED
DC Adapter
4 AAA Rechargeable
Ni-MH Batteries
Not Shown:
Wrist Strap
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Belt Clip
If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact Uniden
Customer Service (see back cover for contact information). For
information on available accessories, visit www.uniden.com.
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CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
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No.
Description
No.
Description
1
Antenna
11
SQL UIC (Squelch)
2
PTT (Push-To-Talk)
12
VOL ▼
3
Power Boost
13
WX ALERT
4
CH ▲
14
VOL ▲
5
CH ▼
15
16/9 TRI
6
H/L LOCK
16
LCD Screen
7
Speaker
17
DC IN/Headset Jacks
8
Drainage Opening
18
Wrist Strap
9
SCAN MEM
19
/
10
Microphone
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KEY OPERATION
Key
Push-to-Talk
NA
BOOST
NA
Press to...
Channel Up/
Move up or down one
Channel Down channel at a time.
Change the transmit
power from Low (1W) to
H/L Lock
High (3W).
Start scanning the
SCAN MEM
channels saved in
memory.
Enter Squelch Setting
mode. Press SQL UIC to
SQL UIC
select squelch settings
(Levels = 0 - 3).
Lower the volume (Levels
VOL ▼
= 0 - 15).
Listen to the weather
WX ALERT
channels.
Raise the volume (Levels
VOL ▲
= 0 - 15).
1st press: Go to channel
16.
2nd press: Go to channel
16/9 TRI
9.
3rd press: Go back to the
starting channel.
Select LCD backlight level
(high, middle, or low) then
/
color (white or amber).
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Press and hold to...
Transmit on a channel
Boost transmission power
to 3W.
Move quickly up or down the
channels.
Lock the keys; press again to
unlock.
Save a channel into memory
or delete a channel from
memory.
Switch between US,
Canadian, or International
channels.
Quickly lower the volume.
Turn Weather Alert Watch on
and off.
Quickly raise the volume.
Turn Triple Watch on and off.
Turn the radio on and off.
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ATLANTIS 155 LCD DISPLAY
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2
3
4
11
5
10
6
No.
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8
9
Name
Description
TX (or RX)
TX = Transmitting
RX = Receiving
MEM
Memory. Displays when the current
channel is saved to memory.
SCAN
Displays when scanning.
10 20
Indicates if channel numbers have
leading 10 or 20 (1078, 2078).
Battery Status
Indicates battery level remaining.
WX ALERT
Displays when Weather Alert Watch
enabled.
7
WX Mode
Displays when in Weather mode.
8
SQL
Squelch
9
VOL
Volume
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Name
Description
B, A
B, A = Canadian Channels (21B, 22A,
etc)
11
CH Number
Current channel number
12
LOCK
Indicates Key Lock function is on.
TRI
Indicates whether Triple Watch is
enabled.
Country Mode
Indicates which country mode the
channel is in (CANada, US, or
INTernational).
HI 1W
Indicates transmitting power level
(Low = 1W; HIGH = 3W)
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13
14
15
CONNECTING POWER
The radio connects to power through a single DC adapter.
1. Connect the DC adapter to the DC 12V jack on the side of the
radio.
2. Plug the other end of the adapter into the cigarette lighter.
INSTALL THE BATTERIES
Your radio uses the supplied 4 rechargeable AAA NiMH
batteries. To install the batteries:
1. Make sure the radio is off.
2. Remove the belt clip if necessary.
3. Use a screwdriver or the screwdriver tip on the belt clip to turn
the battery compartment screw counterclockwise and then lift
up and remove the battery cover.
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Screwdriver
Tip
4. Insert the batteries into the battery compartment.
5. Before placing the battery cover back on the radio, check the
rubber seal around the battery compartment. Make sure that
the seal is in good condition and that there is no foreign matter
under the seal.
If the rubber seal appears worn, nicked, or dried out, replace it.
Visit www.uniden.com to order a replacement seal.
6. Replace the battery compartment door. Tighten the screw
securely.
RECHARGING THE ATLANTIS 155
Your radio includes a DC adapter for charging. Follow these
instructions to recharge the radio.
NOTE
For the initial battery charge, make sure the radio is off for
optimum charging.
1. Insert the adapter into the cigarette lighter. Refer to page 12.
2. Connect the other end of the adapter to the radio. Make sure
that the battery icon animates.
3. Charge the radio for 13 hours then disconnect it from the
adapter.
Battery Level Display
The battery icon at the bottom of the screen indicates the battery
level (displayed as one of the following 5 levels) at all times
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except while charging.
Fully
Charged
NOTE
Mostly
Charged
Half Charged
Mostly Empty
Empty
When PTT is pressed when the battery icon indicates Empty,
an error tone sounds and transmission is disabled. Once at
Empty, the unit will shutdown automatically after 60 seconds.
Recharge the batteries at any time. From empty, the batteries
requires 13 hours to fully charge. For faster charging, turn off
the radio.
Battery Life: 10 Hours (Typical)
ATTACHING THE BELTCLIP
To attach the belt clip:
Slide the belt clip until it snaps into place.
To remove the belt clip:
Press and hold the belt clip lock down while simultaneously
sliding it upward until it releases.
OPERATION
In order to get the most out of your new radio, read this owner’s
manual completely before attempting to operate the unit.
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BASICS
Power On/Off
1. Press and hold to turn the radio ON. A channel number and
battery level should appear on the display.
2. Press and hold to turn the radio OFF.
Volume
The volume level can be adjusted from 0 (no volume) to 15
(maximum volume).
Press VOL or VOL to increase or decrease
the volume level. The current volume level
flashes.
VOL
Select a Channel
Press CH or CH to scroll though the channels individually.
Press and hold CH or CH to scroll rapidly through the
channel numbers. Refer to page 28 for a list of available
channels and their corresponding frequencies and usage
guidelines.
Set Squelch
Use squelch to eliminate any annoying background noise when
there are no signals present.
NOTE
Make sure to first select a channel not in use before setting the
squelch.
Think of the squelch control as a gate. If you
increase the squelch level to maximum, it raises
the “Squelch Gate” so only the strongest signals
get through.
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If you decrease the squelch level to minimum, it
lowers the “Squelch Gate”’ to the extent that weak
signals can get through.
If unwanted weak and noisy signals are getting
through, increase the squelch level (raise the
“Squelch Gate”) to a medium level. Now only
medium and strong signals get through.
S1 - minimum squelch
S2 - medium squelch
S3 - maximum/tight squelch
1. Press SQL UIC. SQL displays and the current squelch level
flashes.
2. Press SQL UIC while the squelch level displays
to change the squelch level to the next step (0 3, then repeating again from 0).
3. After 2 seconds the unit exits the squelch
setting.
TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING
Selecting Channel Modes
The radio uses U.S., Canadian, and International Marine
channels (modes). Press and hold SQL UIC to change modes.
Each time you press and hold SQL UIC, the mode indicator
changes (US - United States; CAN - Canada; INT - International).
Refer to page 28 for a list of the available channels and
corresponding frequencies.
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NOTE
Each time you change the UIC mode, Triple Watch, EMG
CH16/CH9, WX mode, and WX Alert mode are canceled.
The system does not remember these settings between
modes.
Memory channels are saved to their specific UIC mode.
Transmitting
The radio can transmit for up to 3 minutes. TX displays when
transmitting. After 3 minutes of continuous transmission,
transmission is canceled and an error tone sounds.
The radio transmits at 1W; press BOOST to transmit at 3W.
Boosting Transmission Power
1. Hold the radio approximately 2 inches in front of your mouth
with the antenna at approximately 45º angle away from your
head.
2. Press BOOST on the side of the radio to change the transmit
power from Low (1W) to High (3W). Speak in a clear, normal,
conversational voice.
3. When you have finished speaking, release PTT or BOOST to
listen for a response. TX then disappears.
4. When the channel is clear, press and hold PTT or BOOST to
transmit. TX displays again.
NOTE
Receiving
When you press BOOST and the transmit power is low
(LO - 1W), the radio transmits at maximum high power
(HI - 3W) except for US channels 13, 17, 67, 75, 76, and
77, CAN channels 13, 15, 17, 20, 66A, 75, 76, and 77,
and INT channels 15, 17, 75, and 76.
Release PTT or BOOST to receive another party's transmissions
to you.
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HOW IT WORKS
Your radio has three main operation modes: normal, scan, and
weather.
Mode
What it does
Monitors a single marine
channel and lets you
talk on that channel.
Monitors all the
Scan
channels you save into
memory.
Monitors the selected
Weather
NOAA weather channel.
Normal
Use it when you
want to...
To turn it on/
off
Monitor a channel or
(default mode)
talk to another radio.
Check a small group
Press SCAN
of regularly-used
channels for traffic. MEM.
Hear the current or
Press WX ALERT.
forecasted weather.
In addition to the three operation modes, your radio provides
two different watch modes which you can activate during any
operation mode. In the watch modes, the radio briefly checks
for activity on a specific channel, then returns to its previous
operation.
Watch mode What it does
Checks the last-used weather
Weather Alert
channel for hazard alerts every
Watch
7 seconds.
Checks channels 16 and 9 for
Triple Watch
activity every 2 seconds.
To turn it on/off
Press and hold WX ALERT
for 2 seconds.
Press and hold 16/9 TRI
for 2 seconds.
## Note: Private boats must monitor channel 16 whenever they
are underway. Water-going vessels should have Triple Watch
on at all times.
NORMAL MODE OPERATION
xx To transmit, remove the radio from the charger, then press and
hold the PTT key. Release the key when you are finished talking.
xx For the best sound quality, hold the microphone about two
inches from your mouth while you’re talking.
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xx Press the CH key to move up one channel at a time. Press
and hold the key to scroll quickly up the channels.
xx Press the CH
key to move down one channel at a time.
Press and hold the key to scroll quickly down the channels.
xx To change the transmit power, press the H/L LOCK key. The
transmit power switches to the next transmit power each time
you press this key.
Normal mode with Weather Alert Watch
If you activate Weather Alert Watch while operating in normal
mode, the radio checks
Monitoring Channel 25
the most recently used
Every few seconds, the
weather channel every
radio checks the last-used
seven seconds. If it
weather channel.
detects a weather or other
WX Alert wx
hazard alert, it will switch to
Watch on
that weather channel. (If you
are transmitting or receiving an active transmission, the radio
waits until the channel is clear or you finish your transmission
before checking the weather channel.)
Normal mode with Triple Watch
If you activate Triple Watch while operating in normal mode,
the radio checks channels 9 and 16 every two seconds. The
radio will not check channels 9 or 16 while you are actively
transmitting; it waits until your transmission is finished and then
checks the channels.
Monitoring Channel 25
16 09
16 09
Every few seconds, the radio
checks channels 16 & 9.
16 09
Triple Watch on
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SCAN MODE OPERATION
You can save channels into memory and then use scan mode
to monitor those channels from lowest to highest. If the radio
detects a signal on a channel, it stays on that channel as long
as the signal is received; when the signal stops, the radio
continues scanning.
When it detects a signal, the radio
stays on the channel until you press
the CH ▲ or CH ▼ button or the
signal stops.
08
10
11
12
13
Resume
scan
14
15
17
The radio scans about
5 channels in 0.5 seconds.
Using the radio in scan mode
xx To activate scan mode, press SCAN MEM.
xx You must have at least two channels in memory to start a
scan.
xx To save a channel into memory, select the channel, then
press and hold the SCAN MEM key. The MEM icon displays
whenever you tune to that channel.
xx To remove a channel from memory, set the radio to that
channel, then press and hold the SCAN MEM key. The MEM
icon no longer displays.
xx When the radio stays on a channel, press CH or CH
to
leave that channel and resume scanning.
xx To end the scan, press the SCAN MEM key again; the radio
remains on the last scanned channel.
Scan mode with Weather Alert Watch
If you activate Weather Alert Watch while in scan mode (press
and hold WX ALERT), the radio checks the most recentlyused weather channel every seven seconds, then continues
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scanning the next channel in memory:
Memory Channel Scan
08
10
11
12
13
14
15
Every few seconds, the radio
checks the last-used weather
channel, then scans the next
channel.
17
20
24
WX Alert
Watch on
25
wx
Scan mode with Triple Watch
If you activate Triple Watch (press and hold 16/9 TRI) while
operating in scan mode, the radio checks channels 9 and 16
every two seconds, then goes on to scan the next channel:
Memory Channel Scan
08
10
11
12
13
Every few seconds, the
radio checks channels
16 & 9, then scans the
next channel.
16 09
14
15
17
20
24
25
Triple
Watch on
WEATHER MODE
The NOAA weather channels cooperate with the FCC to alert
you of other hazards besides weather (child abduction alerts,
nuclear, biological, etc.). In weather mode, the radio monitors
one of the nine NOAA weather channels. If any type of alert is
received, the radio sounds an alert tone and the display blinks.
Using the radio in weather mode
xx You cannot transmit while in weather mode.
xx To enter weather mode, press the WX ALERT key.
xx If the radio setects a WX Alert signal, it sounds an alert tone 3
times.
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xx To turn off the radio’s alert tone, press any key.
xx To cancel weather mode and return to the previous marine
channel including emergency channels 16 and 9, press the
WX ALERT key again.
Weather mode with Weather Alert Watch
Because weather mode already monitors the weather
channels, you don’t need Weather Alert Watch to check
the weather channel every seven seconds. If you activate
Weather Alert Watch while operating in weather mode,
it operates as a type of “sleep" mode; the radio stays on
the weather channel and mutes the speaker. If an alert
is detected, the radio sounds an alert tone and turns the
speaker back on. This mode is very useful when you are
anchoring for the night but want to keep informed of hazards.
Weather mode with Triple Watch
If you activate Triple
Monitoring Weather Channel WX08
Watch while
operating in weather
mode, the radio
16 09
16 09
16 09
checks the current
Every few seconds, the radio checks
marine channel,
channel 16, then c.hannel 9.
channels 9 and 16
with Triple Watch on
every two seconds,
and the current WX channel about every nine seconds.
Emergency Channel 16/9
While monitoring
a channel (CH 20
in this example),
press 16/9 to
monitor CH 16.
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LO
Press 16/9
again to monitor CH 9.
LO
Press 16/9 again
to monitor the
original channel
(CH 20).
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Triple Watch
Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal
while you listen to the currently-selected channel. The marine
radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds.
1. Press and hold 16/9 TRI to activate Triple Watch. TRI displays.
2. Press and hold 16/9 TRI again to exit Triple Watch. TRI
disappears.
NOTE
While in Triple Watch mode, you can change the currently
selected channel using CH
or CH .
DROP-OUT DELAY
While scanning, the radio stops on channels when it receives
a signal. When the received signal is over, there is a drop-out
delay of 2 seconds for the return of the signal. After 2 seconds,
if the signal does not return, the radio resumes scanning.
BATTERY SAVE
This feature extends the battery life by switching the receiver
circuit power on and off. Battery Save automatically activates
during standby mode (RX mode without signal).
BACKLIGHTING
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) is backlit for easy viewing
at night or in low light situations. Backlighting automatically
switches on every time a key is pressed (except PTT and
BOOST) and off 10 seconds after the last key is pressed.
1. Press the Backlight icon (
) and the current backlight
level/color displays.
2. Press the icon again and the backlight level/color changes in
the following order:
White High (default) - White Medium - White Low - Amber
High - Amber Medium - Amber Low - White High, etc.
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ADJUST LCD CONTRAST
Adjust the LCD contrast to make the images on the LCD
clearer and easier to see. You must first enter LCD contrast
adjustment mode.
1. Turn off the radio, and then turn it on again while pressing
and holding 16/9 TRI and WX ALERT.
2. Press VOL and VOL to change the levels (0 - 31). The
contrast level displays and blinks.
KEYPAD LOCK
To prevent accidental entries, you can lock the
keypad. Press and hold H/L LOCK until it beeps
to activate Keypad Lock. LOCK displays on the
LCD. When Keypad Lock is active, a warning
beep sounds and LOCK blinks if you try to press any keys
other than PTT, BOOST, or power.
The radio retains Keypad Lock status even when you cycle
power on/off. To unlock the keypad, press and hold H/L LOCK
again. LOCK disappears.
KEY BEEP
Key Beep is the tone that sounds when you press a key. To
turn Key Beep on or off, press and hold the CH
or CH
key
while turning the radio on.
When Key Beep is on, all key beeps are enabled. When Key
Beep is off, all key beeps are disabled except WX Alert Tone.
SPEAKER VIBRATION TONE
If the radio falls overboard into the water, you can trigger a
tone to help remove water through the speaker. This tone
vibrates the speaker and helps push water out the drain hole
and speaker openings.
1. Press both VOL
and VOL to activate this feature. The
speaker vibrates and a tone sounds.
2. Press any key to turn off the tone.
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MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING
Due to its rugged design, your radio requires very little
maintenance. However, it is a precision electronic instrument,
so you should follow a few precautions:
xx If the antenna has been damaged, do not transmit except
in an emergency situation. Transmitting with a defective
antenna may cause further radio damage.
xx You are responsible for continued FCC technical compliance
of your radio.
xx You should arrange for periodic performance checks with
your Uniden dealer.
COMMON QUESTIONS
Problem
The radio won’t turn on.
Things to Try
Charge the radio.
The charging animation
doesn't start.
• Don’t charge the radio when the ambient
temperature is below 32°F (0°C) or above
113°F (45°C).
• Make sure the charging contacts on the
radio and charger are clean.
• Replace the batteries.
The radio won’t transmit.
I can’t hear anything from
the speaker.
• Make sure you are not in Scan mode.
• Make sure you are not trying to transmit
on a receive-only channel (see the
channel lists starting on page 28).
• Check the battery power level; if it’s
low, charge the battery before trying to
transmit.
• Make sure the duration of each
transmission is less than 3 minutes.
Adjust the squelch level; it is probably too
high.
If the radio has fallen into water, activate
the Speaker Vibration Tone (see page
24). The vibration will help remove water
from the unit.
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Problem
Noise comes out of the
speaker all the time
I can transmit, but no one
can hear me.
Where can I find my
radio’s serial number?
Things to Try
Adjust the squelch level; it is probably too
low.
Check your UIC channel settings: does
the area you are in use different channel
assignments?
The serial number is on a plate inside the
battery compartment.
SPECIFICATIONS
General
Channels
Frequency Control
Frequency Tolerance
Operating Temperature
Antenna
Microphone
Display
Speaker
Power Source
Size (without antenna)
Weight
Transmitter
Frequency Range
Frequency Stability
Power Output
Spurious Emissions
Current Drain
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All US, International, and Canada marine
channels
10 Weather Channels
PLL
Transmit: 0.5 PPM (at 25°C)
-4°F (-20°C) to +122°F (+50°C)
Flexible Whip
Built-in Electret type
Liquid Crystal Display
8 Ω 1W
4 Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
950 mAh AAA x 4
8.98 (H) x 2.52 (W) x 1.54 (D) inch
228 (H) x 64 (W) x 39 (D) mm
8.53 oz (242g) (w/batteries)
156.050 ~ 161.6 MHz
± 5 PPM
1W and 3W
-34 dBm on Hi; -40 dBm on Lo
1000 mA (3W)
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Receiver
Type
Frequency Range
Sensitivity
Squelch Sensitivity
Audio Frequency
Response
Adjacent Channel
Selectivity
Audio Output Power
Current Drain
Direct Conversion Super Heterodyne
Phase Locked Loop system for Local
Oscillator
156.05 - 162.55 MHz
0.28 μV for 12 dB SINAD
Threshold 0.22 μV
+5.5 dB @ 500 Hz; -6.5 dB @ 2000 Hz
60 dB @ ±25 kHz
0.5W @10% THD
Squelched: 60 mA; Max. Audio: 150 mA
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CHANNELS AND FREQUENCIES (MHZ)
MARINE RADIO CHANNEL CHART
Ch
U I C
No.
01
x x
1001 X
02
x x
03
x x
1003 X
04
x
04A
x
05
x
05A
x
1005 X
06
x x x
07
x
7A
x
1007 x
TX
RX
S/D
156.050
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.150
156.200
156.200
156.250
156.250
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.350
156.350
160.650
156.050
160.700
160.750
156.150
160.800
156.200
160.850
156.250
156.250
156.300
160.950
156.350
156.350
D
S
D
D
S
D
S
D
S
S
S
D
S
S
Channel Type/Name
08
x
x
x
156.400
156.400
S
09
x
x
x
156.450
156.450
S
10
x
x
x
156.500
156.500
S
Marine Operator
Vessel Traffic System/Commercial
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
US Gov’t only; Coast Guard
Marine Operator
Canadian Coast Guard
Marine Operator
Vessel Traffic System
Vessel Traffic System/Commercial
Inter-ship safety
Marine Operator
Commercial
Commercial
Commercial (International: InterShip)
INT and CAN: Boater Calling
Channel
US: Non-Commercial
Commercial
11
x
x
x
156.550
156.550
S
Vessel Traffic System
12
x
x
x
156.600
156.600
S
13
x
x
x
156.650
156.650
S
14
x
x
x
156.700
156.700
Vessel Traffic System
Bridge to Bridge
US and CAN: 1W
Vessel Traffic System
15
x
Inhibit
156.750
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S
Receive
Environmental
Only
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No.
U I
15
C
TX
RX
S/D
x
x
156.750
156.750
S
Channel Type/Name
Environmental
INT and CAN: 1W
Distress, Safety, Calling
Government Maritime Control
CAN: State Control
Port Operation, 1W
Commercial
Commercial
Port Operation, Ship Movement
Canadian Coast Guard
Commercial
16
x
x
x
156.800
156.800
S
17
x
x
x
156.850
156.850
S
156.900
156.900
156.900
156.950
156.950
156.950
161.550
161.500
156.900
156.900
161.550
156.950
156.950
161.550
D
S
S
D
S
S
S
157.000
161.600
D
Port Operations
CAN: 1 Watt Only
Port Operations
18
18A
1018
19
19A
1019
2019
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
20
x
x
1020
x
x
157.000
157.000
S
2020
x
161.600
161.600
S
21
x
x
157.050
161.650
D
Port Operations
21A
x
157.050
157.050
S
21B*
x
INHIBIT
161.650
S
157.050
157.100
157.100
157.100
157.150
INHIBIT
157.150
157.200
157.250
INHIBIT
157.050
161.700
157.100
157.100
161.750
161.750
157.150
161.800
161.850
161.850
S
D
S
S
D
S
S
D
D
S
Canadian Coast Guard
Continuous Marine Broadcast
(CMB) Service
Coast Guard Only
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Canadian Coast Guard
US Coast Guard
Marine Operator
CMB Service
US Coast Guard Only
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
CMB Service
1021
22
22A
1022
23
23B*
1023
24
25
25B*
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
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Ch
U I C
No.
26
x x x
27
x x x
28
x x x
28B*
x
60
x x
61
x
61A
x
1061
62
62A
63
63A
1063
64
64A
1064
65
65A
1065
66
TX
RX
157.300
157.350
157.400
INHIBIT
156.025
156.075
156.075
161.900
161.950
162.000
162.000
160.625
160.675
156.075
D
D
D
S
D
D
S
156.075
156.075
S
156.125
156.125
156.175
156.175
156.175
156.225
156.225
160.725
156.125
160.775
156.175
156.175
160.825
156.225
D
S
D
S
S
D
S
156.225
156.225
S
156.275
156.275
156.275
156.325
160.875
156.275
156.275
160.925
D
S
S
D
x
156.325
156.325
S
S
S
S
S
DSC
Only
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
66A
1066
67
68
69
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
70
x
x
x
Inhibit
156.5250
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S/D
Channel Type/Name
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
CMB Service
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
Canadian Coast Guard
Public Coast: Coast Guard
East Coast: Commercial Fishing
Only
Marine Operator
Canadian Coast Guard
Marine Operator
Port Operations
VTS
Marine Operator
Port Operation
Public Correspondence (Marine
Operator)
Port Operation, Ship Movement
Marine Operator
Port Operations
Port Operation
Marine Operator
Port Operations
Canada: 1 Watt Only
Port Operations
Bridge-to-Bridge, 1W
Non-Commercial
Non-Commercial
DSC
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U I
C
TX
RX
S/D
x
x
x
156.575
156.575
S
72
x
x
x
156.625
156.625
S
73
74
75
76
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
156.675
156.725
156.775
156.825
156.675
156.725
156.775
156.825
S
S
S
S
77
x
x
x
156.875
156.875
S
x
156.925
156.925
156.925
161.525
156.975
156.975
156.975
161.575
157.025
157.025
157.025
157.075
157.075
157.075
157.125
157.125
157.125
157.175
157.175
161.525
156.925
156.925
161.525
161.575
156.975
156.975
161.575
161.625
157.025
157.025
161.675
157.075
157.075
161.725
157.125
157.125
161.775
157.175
D
S
S
S
D
S
S
S
D
S
S
D
S
S
D
S
S
D
S
x
INHIBIT
161.775
S
78
78A
1078
2078
79
79A
1079
2079
80
80A
1080
81
81A
1081
82
82A
1082
83
83A
83B*
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Channel Type/Name
Non-Commercial
Non-Commercial
US: Non-Commercial, Ship-toShip
Port Operations
Port Operations
Port Operations (1 Watt Only)
Port Operations (1 Watt Only)
Port Operations
US and INT: Ship to Ship
US and CAN: 1 Watt Only
Port Operations
Non-Commercial, Inter-Ship
Non-Commercial
Port Operations
Commercial, Inter-Ship
Commercial
Port Operations
Inter-Ship
Commercial
Port Operations
Canadian Coast Guard
Government
Port Operations
Canadian Coast Guard
Government
Port Operations
Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian CG Continuous Marine
Broadcast (CMB) Service
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Ch
U I C
No.
1083 x
84
x x x
85
x x x
86
x x x
87
x x x
88
x
x
x
TX
RX
S/D
Channel Type/Name
157.175
157.225
157.275
157.325
157.375
157.175
161.825
161.875
161.925
157.375
S
D
D
D
S
157.425
S
Coast Guard
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
Marine Operator
U: Commercial (Ship-to-ship)
I: Marine Operator
C: Port Operation
157.425
* = New Channel, Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB) Service
Weather Channels and Frequencies (US and CAN)
Ch No. RX Freq
WX01
WX02
WX03
WX04
WX05
WX06
WX07
WX08
WX09
WX10
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162.5500
162.4000
162.4750
162.4250
162.4500
162.5000
162.5250
161.6500
161.7750
163.2750
Name on
Display
162.550 MHz
162.400 MHz
162.475 MHz
162.425 MHz
162.450 MHz
162.500 MHz
162.525 MHz
161.650 MHz
161.775 MHz
163.275 MHz
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REGULATIONS AND SAFETY WARNINGS
WARNING! Read this information before using the radio.
RBRC Information
As part of our commitment to protect the environment and
conserve natural resources, Uniden voluntarily participates in an
RBRC® industry program to collect and recycle used Ni-MH
batteries within the US.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on
Ni-MH battery recycling in your area. (RBRC® is a
registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation.)
MARITIME RADIO SERVICES OPERATION
Warning! This transmitter will operate on channels/frequencies that
have restricted use in the United States. The channel assignments
include frequencies assigned for exclusive use of the U.S. Coast
Guard, use in Canada, and use in international waters. Operation
on these frequencies without proper authorization is strictly
forbidden. See page 28 for tables of the available channels and
their uses. If you are still not certain which channels to use, see the
FCC maritime radio page at the FCC website
(http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/) or contact the FCC Call Center
at 1-888-CALL-FCC. For individuals requiring a license, such as
commercial users, you should obtain a license application from
your nearest FCC field office (for US users) or Industry Canada (for
Canadian users).
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BASIC RADIO GUIDELINES
You should familiarize yourself with the rules on marine
radios and be aware of which rules apply to your boat.
Complete guidelines for all ship and marine radio types can
be found at the US Coast Guard website under the topic
Radio Info for Boaters (the direct link is:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/boater.htm).
Here are a few guidelines that affect nearly all boaters:
xx If you have a VHF radio on your boat, you must maintain a
watch on channel 16 (156.800 MHz) whenever the radio is
not being used to communicate. Starting in 2004, if a radio is
carried, it must be on and set to channel 16 whenever your
boat is underway.
xx If you hear a distress call, wait a few minutes to let a shore
station or Coast Guard vessel respond. If no other station
has responded after 5 minutes, you must respond to the
distress call.
xx Do not make false mayday or distress calls as a prank or to
test your radio. (This is essentially like making a false 9-1-1
call; you may be subject to fines.)
FCC/IC Information
xx Certification: FCC Part 15 or I.C. RSS
xx Output Power: 3W
xx Emission: 16K0F3E
xx Transmitter Frequency Range: 156.05 ~161.6 MHz
This device complies with Industry Canada licenceexempt RSS standard(s). 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.
Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
may void compliance with I.C. Rules. Any change or
modification must be approved in writing by Uniden.
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Changes or modifications not approved by Uniden could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
L’appareil est conforme aux normes d’Industrie Canada. Son
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes
: (1) Ce dispositif ne doit pas causer d’interférences et (2),
il doit pouvoir accepter les interférences, incluant celles
pouvant nuire à son fonctionnement normal.
Tous les changements apportés à cet appareil, s’ils ne sont
pas expressément approuvés par Uniden ou toute utilisation
de celui-ci d’une autre manière que celle décrite dans ce
guide peut annuler votre autorisation de le faire fonctionner.
FCC RF Exposure Information
In August 1996 the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) of the United States with its action in Report and
Order FCC 96-326 adopted an updated safety standard for
human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic energy
emitted by FCC regulated transmitters. Those guidelines
are consistent with the safety standard previously set by
both U.S. and international standards bodies. The design
of the radio complies with the FCC guidelines and these
international standards.
Never allow children to operate the radio without adult
supervision and the knowledge of the following guidelines.
WARNING! It is up to the user to properly operate this radio
transmitter to insure safe operation. Do not exceed 50% PTT
Duty Factor. Do not use the radio with a damaged antenna.
If a damaged antenna comes into contact with the skin, a
minor burn may result. Please contact your local dealer for a
replacement antenna.
RENSEIGNEMENTS DE LA FCC SUR
L’EXPOSITION AUX FRÉQUENCES RF
AVERTISSEMENT! Au mois d’août 1996, la Commission
fédérale des communications (FCC) des États-Unis, par le
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biais de son intervention dans le rapport et l’ordonnance
96-326 ‘report and order FCC 96-326’, a mis à jour
les normes relatives à l’exposition humaine à l’énergie
électromagnétique des fréquences radio émises par
les transmetteurs autorisés par la FCC. Ces directives
répondent aux normes de sécurité établies précédemment
par les organismes américains et internationaux
responsables de la conformité à ces normes. Le design et la
fabrication de cette radio sont conformes aux directives de la
FCC et à ces normes internationales.
Ce dispositif est conforme aux exigences de sécurité
relatives au débit d’absorption spécifique (DAS) des
radiofréquences lorsque vous respectez un régime
d’utilisation de 50 % (temps de conversation).
Ne laissez jamais un enfant utiliser un appareil radio doté
d’un transmetteur sans supervision adéquate.
AVERTISSEMENT! Il n’en tient qu’à l’utilisateur de faire
fonctionner la radio dotée d’un transmetteur de manière
sécuritaire.
N’utilisez pas la radio si l’antenne est endommagée. Si une
antenne endommagée entre en contact avec la peau, une
brûlure légère peut se produire.
Body-Worn Operation
This device was evaluated for body-worn operations with
the supplied belt-clip accessory. (All necessary accessories
are included in the package; any additional or optional
accessories are not required for compliance with the
guidelines.) Third party accessories (unless approved by the
manufacturer) should be avoided as these might not comply
with FCC RF exposure guidelines.
For hand-held operation, the radio should be held 1 inch
from the user’s face. The use of accessories that do not
satisfy these requirements may not comply with FCC RF
exposure requirements and should be avoided. For more
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information about RF exposure, please visit the FCC website
at www.fcc.gov.
Fonctionnement de l’appareil, lorsque porté sur le corps.
Cet appareil a été testé et s’est avéré conforme aux normes
d’Industrie Canada et approuvé pour le port sur le corps
à l’aide des accessoires Uniden inclus et conçus pour cet
appareil. L’utilisation d'accessoires ne respectant pas les
exigences d'exposition RF d’Industrie Canada doit être
évitée.
Avoid exposing the batteries (whether attached to the radio
or not) to direct sunlight, heated cars, or temperatures
below -4°F (-20°C) or above +122°F (+50°C). Exposing the
chemical contained within the batteries to temperatures
above +122°F (+50°C) may cause the batteries to rupture,
fail, or reduce performance.
In case of exposure to the battery contents, wash the
affected area thoroughly, and seek medical attention.
Three-Year Limited Warranty
WARRANTOR: UNIDEN AMERICA CORP. (“Uniden”)
ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants, for three
years, to the original retail owner, this Uniden Product to be
free from defects in materials and craftsmanship with only
the limitations or exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original user
shall terminate and be of no further effect 36 months after
the date of original retail sale. The warranty is invalid if the
Product is (A) damaged or not maintained as reasonable
or necessary, (B) modified, altered, or used as part of any
conversion kits, subassemblies, or any configurations not
sold by Uniden, (C) improperly installed, (D) serviced or
repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden
service center for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty, (E) used in any conjunction with equipment or parts
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or as part of any system not manufactured by Uniden, or (F)
installed or programmed by anyone other than as detailed by
the Operating Guide for this product.
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the product
does not conform to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in effect, warrantor will repair the defect and return
it to you without charge for parts, service, or any other cost
(except shipping and handling) incurred by warrantor or its
representatives in connection with the performance of this
warranty. THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE
IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE WARRANTY PERTAINING TO
THE PRODUCT AND IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER,
WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR ARISING BY
OPERATION OF LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER OR PROVIDE FOR THE
REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow
this exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply
to you.
LEGAL REMEDIES: This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. This warranty is void outside the United States
of America.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF
WARRANTY: If, after following the instructions in this
Operating Guide you are certain that the Product is
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defective, pack the Product carefully (preferably in its
original packaging). Include evidence of original purchase
and a note describing the defect that has caused you to
return it. The Product should be shipped freight prepaid, by
traceable means, or delivered, to warrantor at:
Uniden America Corporation
C/O Saddle Creek
743 Henrietta Creek, Suite 100
Roanoke, TX, 76262
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