Cobra MR F45-D Marine Radio User manual

Cobra MR F45-D Marine Radio User manual
Introduction
Our Thanks To You
Thank you for purchasing a CobraMarine® VHF radio.
Properly used, this Cobra® product will give you
many years of reliable service.
How Your CobraMarine VHF Radio Works
Owner’s Manual
This radio is a VHF transceiver for fixed mounting on your boat. It gives you 2-way
vessel-to-vessel and vessel-to-shore station communications, primarily for safety and
secondarily for navigation and operational purposes. With it, you can call for help, get
information from other boaters, talk to lock or bridge tenders and make radiotelephone
calls to anywhere in the world through a marine operator.
Besides 2-way communications, in the U.S.A., this radio can provide quick
access to receive seven NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration)
and two Canadian weather channels for alerting you to weather emergencies with a tone
on a weather channel you can select for your area.
Customer Assistance
Customer Assistance
Should you encounter any problems with this product, or not understand
its many features, please refer to this owner’s manual. If you require further assistance
after reading this manual, Cobra Electronics offers the following
customer assistance services:
Printed in China Part No. 480-684-P Version D
For Assistance in the U.S.A.
Automated Help Desk English only.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week 773-889-3087 (phone).
Customer Assistance Operators English and Spanish.
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time Mon. through Fri. (except holidays)
773-889-3087 (phone).
Questions English and Spanish.
Faxes can be received at 773-622-2269.
Technical Assistance English only.
www.cobra.com/support/faqs/marine-radios
MR F45-D
For Assistance Outside The U.S.A.
Contact Your Local Cobra Dealer
Class-D Fixed Mount VHF Radio
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©2018 Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
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Transceiver Controls,
Indicators And Connections
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Position Coordinates –
Latitude and Longitude
Radio Status and
Data Display
Instant Channel
16/9 Button
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Backlit LCD
Screen
Active
Channel
Number
Microphone And
Product Features
Microphone With Auxiliary Controls
Up/Down
Buttons
Can be used
instead of those
on the transceiver.
Simplex
Operation
Icon
Squelch
Knob
On-Off
Power/
Volume
Knob
Instant Channel
16/9 Button
Can be used
instead of the
one on the
transceiver.
Talk
Button
Down
Button
Product Features
Speaker
Weather/UIC
Button
High/Low Power
Button
Down
Button
Dual-Watch
Button
Call/Set
Button
Up
Button
Scan
Button
Microphone
Cord
Connection
Socket
DSC Distress Button
(Behind Red Spring
Loaded Cover)
Power
Connection
Antenna
Socket
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External
Speaker Jack
Global Positioning
System (GPS) Jack
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Microphone
Up
Button
Instant
Channel
16/9 Button
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Dual Power
Scan
Selectable to 1 or 25 Watts output power for Lets you scan through all channels in the
near or distant calling.
active channel map to find conversations
in progress.
USA/International/Canada Channels
Allows operation on any of the three
Dual-Watch
different channel maps established for
Lets you monitor two channels at once
these areas.
— Channel 16 and one user selectable
channel.
All NOAA Weather Channels
Instant access to all of the National Weather Controls On The Microphone
Channels, 24 hours a day.
Handy control buttons on the microphone let
you operate one handed at a distance from
Emergency Weather Alert
the radio.
Alerts you with an audible tone and visual
alarm if threatening weather is nearby.
Illuminated Buttons
Helps you quickly find the buttons
Instant Channel 16/9
you need in low light conditions.
Instant access to the priority
Channel 16 and calling Channel 9.
Mounting Kits Included
Radio can be mounted on or under almost
Digital Selective Calling (DSC
any flat surface using the included brackets.
Class-D)
Allows the ability to maintain a listening watch on Waterproof
a VHF Channel while simultaneously monitoring Submersible to one meter of water
for 30 minutes — meets JIS7 (IPX7)
Channel 70 for DSC calls. Allows sending a
distress message at the touch of a button as well Standards.
as specific station-to-station calls. Radio utilizes
two built-in receivers.
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Table Of Contents
Introduction
Our Thanks To You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transceiver Controls, Indicators And Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommendations For Marine Communication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
FCC Licensing Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VHF Marine Radio Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Selective Calling (DSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiotelephone Calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency Messages And Distress Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marine Distress Procedure — DSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation and Start-Up
Included In This Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting And Powering The Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antenna Requirements And Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Devices And Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operating Your Radio
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Set-Up Routines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voice Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weather Radio And Alert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Select Calling (DSC) Set-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Select Calling (DSC) Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance & Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix
VHF Marine Channel Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Weather Channel Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
World City Time Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Warranty
Limited 3-Year Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Customer Service
Product Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Flush Mount Template. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Introduction
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Before installing and using your CobraMarine VHF radio,
please read these general precautions and warnings.
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Warning And Caution Statements
To make the most of this radio, it must be installed and used properly.
Please read the installation and operating instructions carefully before
installing and using it. Special attention must be paid to the WARNING
and CAUTION statements in this manual.
WARNING
Statements identify conditions that could result in personal injury or loss of life.
CAUTION
Statements identify conditions that could cause damage to the radio
or other equipment.
Safety Training Information
This CobraMarine radio is designed for and classified as “Occupational Use Only.”
It must only be used in the course of employment by individuals aware of both the
hazards and the ways to minimize those hazards. This radio is NOT intended for
use in an uncontrolled environment by the “General Population.”
This radio has been tested and complies with the FCC RF exposure limits for
“Occupational Use Only.” This CobraMarine VHF radio also complies with the
following guidelines and standards regarding RF energy and electromagnetic
energy levels as well as evaluation of those levels for human exposure:
n FCC OET Bulletin 65 Edition 97-01 Supplement C, Evaluating
Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radio
Frequency Electromagnetic Fields.
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American
National Standards Institute (C95.1-1992), IEEE Standard
for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
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American
National Standards Institute (C95.3-1992), IEEE
Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Potentially
Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields — RF and Microwave.
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Important Safety Information
The following WARNINGS and CAUTIONS will make you aware of RF exposure
hazards and how to assure you operate the radio within the FCC RF exposure
limits established for it.
WARNINGS
Your radio generates electromagnetic RF (radio frequency) energy when
it is transmitting. To insure that you and those around you are not exposed
to excessive amounts of that energy, DO NOT touch the antenna when
transmitting and KEEP yourself and all others on your vessel the required
distance away from the antenna while transmitting. SEE page 20 in the
antenna requirements section for further information.
DO NOT operate the radio without a proper antenna or equivalent
dummy load attached. Doing so may expose you to excessive RF
energy and will damage the radio.
DO NOT transmit more than 50% of the time the radio is in use —
50% duty cycle. The radio is transmitting when the Talk button is
pressed and the transmit information shows on the LCD screen.
ALWAYS use only Cobra authorized accessories.
DO NOT operate the radio in an explosive atmosphere, near blasting sites,
or in any area where signs are posted prohibiting radio transmissions.
NEVER connect the transceiver to AC power. It can be a fire hazard, may
cause an electric shock, and may damage the transceiver.
NEVER mount the transceiver or microphone where they might interfere
with operation of your vessel or cause injury.
DO NOT allow children or anyone unfamiliar with proper procedures to
operate the radio without supervision.
Failure to observe any of these warnings may cause you to exceed
FCC RF exposure limits or create other dangerous conditions.
NOTE
Throughout this manual, the term “Transceiver” will be used to identify
the main unit containing the LCD screen and controls. The term “Radio”
will be used to identify the entire equipment including transceiver,
microphone, antenna and any attached external speakers.
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Recommendations For
Marine Communication
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Sea Tow Automated Radio Check (ARC) System
CAUTIONS
AVOID using or storing the radio at temperatures below -4°F (-20°C) or
above 140°F (60°C).
NEVER connect the transceiver to DC power greater than 16 volts or to
any DC source with reversed polarity. Doing so will damage the transceiver.
DO NOT cut the power cables attached to the transceiver. Improper
reconnection with reversed polarity will damage the transceiver.
POSITION your radio, external speakers, and cables at least three feet (0.9 m)
away from your vessel’s magnetic navigation compass. CHECK your compass
before and after installation to be sure that it has not introduced any deviation.
DO NOT attempt to service any internal parts yourself. Have any
necessary service performed by a qualified technician.
DO NOT use chemicals or solvents such as mineral spirits and alcohol
to clean your radio. They may damage the case surfaces.
Changes or modifications to your radio MAY VOID its compliance with FCC
(Federal Communications Commission) rules and make it illegal to use.
The frequencies your radio uses are set aside to enhance safety afloat and for
vessel navigation and operational messages over a range suitable for nearshore
voyages. If the 25 watt maximum output of your radio isn’t sufficient for the
distances you travel from the coast, consider installing more powerful radio
equipment such as HF single side band or satellite radio for your vessel.
The U.S. Coast Guard does not endorse cellular telephones as substitutes for
marine radios. They generally cannot communicate with rescue vessels and,
if you make a distress call on a mobile telephone, only the party you call will
be able to hear you. Additionally, cellular telephones may have limited coverage
over water and can be hard to locate. If you don’t know where you are, the
Coast Guard will have difficulty finding you if you’re using a cellular telephone.
However, mobile telephones can have a place on board where mobile coverage
is available — to allow social conversations and keep the marine frequencies
uncluttered and available for their intended uses.
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Please try the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service. Areas where the safety check
service is available include the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Southern California, and select
inland locations including the Great Lakes. The first and only boating safety program of
its kind, the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service is fully automated and allows 24
hour a day automated responses to radio check calls.
Conducting a radio check through the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service couldn’t
be simpler. All boaters need to do is tune their VHF radio to Channel 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
or 84 (channel varies by location), then key the mic and ask for a radio check. The system
responds to each radio check with an automated reply including the location, and also
replays the boater’s original radio transmission, allowing them to assess the strength of
the signal and confirm the VHF radio is in good working order.
To find the Sea Tow Automated Radio Check service channel in an area boaters, radio
owners should visit www.seatow.com/arc. The web page allows you to search for the
local channel and has an instructional video on how to use the service step by step.
FCC LICENSING INFORMATION
DO NOT drop the transceiver or microphone. Doing so may crack the
case or damage a waterproof seal. Once these items have been dropped,
the original waterproofing cannot be guaranteed.
Recommendations For Marine Communication
FCC Licensing Information
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CobraMarine VHF radios comply with the FCC (Federal Communication Commission)
requirements that regulate the Maritime Radio Service.
This CobraMarine radio incorporates a VHF FM transceiver designed for use in the
frequency range of 156.025 to 163.275 MHz. It requires 13.8 volts DC and has a
switchable RF output power of 1 or 25 watts.
The transceiver is capable of Class-D (Digital Selective Calling) operation in accordance
with CFR Part 47, Section 80,225.
The radio operates on all currently allocated marine channels and is switchable for use
according to U.S.A., International or Canadian regulations. It features instant access to
emergency Channel 16 by pressing one key.
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Station License
An FCC ship station license is no longer required for any vessel traveling in U.S.A. waters
which uses a VHF marine radio, RADAR, or EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating
Radio Beacon), and which is not required to carry radio equipment. However, any vessel
required to carry a marine radio on an international voyage, carrying a HF single side
band radiotelephone, or carrying a marine satellite terminal must obtain a station license.
FCC license forms and applications for ship and land stations can be downloaded through the
Internet at www.fcc.gov/forms. Forms can also be obtained by calling the FCC at 888-225-5322.
International Station License
If your vessel will be entering the sovereign waters of a country other than the U.S.A.
or Canada, you should contact that country’s communications regulatory authority for
licensing information.
Radio Call Sign
Currently, the FCC does not require recreational boaters to have a license. The United
States Coast Guard recommends that the boat’s registration number and state of registry
(e.g., IL 1234 AB) be used as a call sign and be clearly visible on the vessel.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
VHF Marine Radio
Procedures
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Canadian Ship Station License
You need a Radio Operator’s Certificate if your vessel is operated in Canadian waters.
Radio Operator training and certification is available from the Canadian Power Squadron.
Visit their website (http://www.cps-ecp.ca/english/newradiocard.html), contact the
nearest field office or write: Industry of Canada, Radio Regulatory Branch, Attn: DOSP,
300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C8.
User Responsibility And Operating Locations
You must not call the same station for more than 30 seconds at a time.
If you do not get a reply, wait at least two minutes before calling again.
After three calling periods, wait at least 15 minutes before calling again.
Change Channels
Station Identification
Identify, in English, your station by your FCC call sign, ship name, the state registration
number, or other official number at both the beginning and end of each message.
NOTE This device complies with part 15 of the 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.
Prohibited Communications
You MUST NOT transmit:
FCC Warnings: Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular diodes,
or other parts of a unique nature, with parts other than those recommended
by Cobra may cause a violation of the technical regulations of part 80 of the
FCC Rules, or violation of type acceptance requirements of part 2 of the rules.
Maintain Your Watch
Limits On Calling
After contacting another station on a calling channel, change immediately
to a channel which is available for the type of message you want to send.
All users are responsible for observing domestic and foreign government regulations
and are subject to severe penalties for violations. The VHF frequencies on your radio
are reserved for marine use and require a special license to operate from land, including
when your boat is on its trailer.
VHF Marine Radio Procedures
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Whenever your boat is underway, the radio must be turned On and be tuned to Channel
16, except when being used for messages.
Power
Try 1 watt first if the station being called is within a few miles. Try a second call after
waiting two minutes. If there is no answer, switch to a higher power. This will conserve
your battery and minimize interference to other users by avoiding repeated calls.
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False distress or emergency messages.
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Messages containing obscene, indecent, or profane words or meaning.
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eneral calls, signals, or messages (messages not addressed to a particular
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station) on Channel 16, except in an emergency or if you are testing your radio.
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When you are on land.
Voice Calling
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Make sure your radio is On.
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Select Channel 16 and listen to make sure it is not being used.
NOTE
Channel 9 may be used by recreational vessels for general-purpose
calling. This frequency should be used whenever possible to relieve
congestion on Channel 16.
Call a coast station on its assigned channel. You may use Channel 16 when you do not
know the assigned channel.
Calling Other Vessels
Call other vessels on Channel 16 or on Channel 9. (Channel 9 is preferred for recreational
vessel use.) You may also call on ship-to-ship channels when you know that the vessel is
listening on a ship-to-ship channel.
n
hen the channel is quiet, press the Talk button and call the ship you wish to
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call. (Hold the microphone a few inches from your face and speak directly into
it in a normal tone of voice — clearly and distinctly.) Say “[name of station
being called] THIS IS [your vessel’s name or call sign].”
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nce contact is made on the calling channel, you must switch to a proper
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working channel. See the channel listing on page 58 through 61.
Initial Calling on Channel 16 or 9
The use of Channel 16 is permitted for making initial contact (hailing) with another
vessel. The limits on calling must be followed. Be reminded, Channel 16’s most important
function is for Emergency Messages. If, for some reason, Channel 16 is congested, the
use of Channel 9, especially in U.S. waters, may be used as the initial contact (hailing)
channel for non-emergency communication.
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To Call Another Vessel Or A Shore Installation Such As A Lock Or Bridge Tender:
Calling Coast Stations
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Voice Calling
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)
For Example
The vessel Corsair calling the vessel Vagabond:
Vagabond: “Corsair, this is Vagabond. Over.”
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Corsair: “Vagabond go to working Channel 68. Over.”
Corsair: “Vagabond I need to talk to you about... Over.”
Vagabond: “Corsair in answer to your question about... Over.”
An MMSI is a nine digit number used on a marine radio capable of using digital
selective calling (DSC). It is used to selectively call other vessels or shore stations
and is similar to a telephone number.
Corsair: “Vagabond, thanks for the information about... (call sign and out).”
After each transmission, say “OVER” and release the microphone Push to Talk (PTT)
button. This confirms that the transmission has ended. When all communication
with the other vessel is totally completed, end the message by stating your call sign
and the word “OUT.” Remember, it is not necessary to state your call sign with each
transmission, only at the beginning and end of the message.
NOTE
For best sound quality at the shore station or other vessel receiving your call,
hold the microphone/speaker at least 2 in. (51 mm) from your mouth and
slightly off to one side. Speak in a normal tone of voice.
DSC will eventually replace aural (listening) watches on distress frequencies
and will be used to announce routine and urgent maritime safety information
broadcasts. Until DSC is fully implemented, it is still necessary to maintain a
listening watch on Channel 16.
Boat U.S: 1-800-563-1536 – www.boatus.com/mmsi
NOTE
The above references are for recreational vessels only. Commercial vessels
should contact the FCC.
Both parties switch over to the agreed upon working channel....
Digital selective calling is a semi-automated system for establishing a radio
call. It has been designed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
as an international standard for VHF, MF, and HF calls and is part of the
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
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The MMSI Number Is Available In The U.S.A. From Two Sources:
n U.S. Power Squadron www.usps.org
Corsair: “Vagabond, this is Corsair (station license number call sign).”
Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Maritime Mobile
Service Identity (MMSI)
For your CobraMarine radio to operate with DSC, you must enter your maritime
mobile service identity (MMSI) number. See page 41 for instructions
on how to enter it.
In Canada, Contact:
n Industry Canada Spectrum Management Office (only available on the Internet):
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/insmt-gst.nsf/vwGeneratedInterE/sf01742e.html
To Obtain An MMSI Number Outside The U.S.A.:
Users can obtain an MMSI from their country’s telecommunications authority
or ship registry. This may involve amending or obtaining a ship station license.
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WARNING
This equipment is designed to generate a digital maritime distress and
safety signal to facilitate search and rescue. To be effective as a safety
device, this equipment must be used within communication range
of a shore-based VHF marine channel to distress and safety watch system.
The range of the signal may vary, but under normal conditions should be
approximately 20 nautical miles.
The DSC system allows mariners to instantly send a distress call with GPS
position coordinates (requires a GPS receiver to be connected to the radio)
to the Coast Guard and other vessels within range of the transmission.
DSC also allows mariners to initiate and receive distress, urgent, safety,
routine, position request, position send, and group calls between vessels
equipped with DSC capable radios.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Radiotelephone Calls
Emergency Messages And Distress Procedure
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
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The ability to summon assistance in an emergency is the primary reason to have
a VHF marine radio. The marine environment can be unforgiving, and what may
initially be a minor problem can rapidly develop into a situation beyond your control.
The Coast Guard monitors Channel 16, responds to all distress calls, and
coordinates all search and rescue efforts. Depending on the availability of other
capable vessels or commercial assistance operators in your vicinity, Coast Guard or
Coast Guard Auxiliary craft may be dispatched.
In an event, communicate with the Coast Guard as soon as you experience
difficulties and before your situation becomes an emergency. Use the emergency
(distress) message procedures only after your situation has become grave or you
are faced with a sudden danger threatening life or property and requiring immediate
help.
Use channel 16 to communicate your emergency message. Make sure you transmit
on high power. If you are merely out of gas, do not send an emergency message.
Drop your anchor and call a friend or marine to bring the fuel you need or to give
you a tow.
Emergency Messages
And Distress Procedure
Marine Emergency Signals
The three spoken international emergency signals are:
MAYDAY
The distress signal MAYDAY is used to indicate that a station is threatened
by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance.
PAN
The urgency signal PAN is used when the safety of the vessel or person
is in jeopardy. (This signal is properly pronounced pahn.)
SECURITE
The safety signal SECURITE is used for messages about the safety of navigation or
important weather warnings. (This signal is properly pronounced see-cure-it-tay.)
When using an international emergency signal, the appropriate
signal is to be spoken three times prior to the message.
If You Hear A Distress Call
You must give any message beginning with one of these signals priority
over any other messages. ALL stations MUST remain silent on Channel 16
for the duration of the emergency unless the message relates directly to
the emergency.
If you hear a distress message from a vessel, stand by your radio. If it is
not answered, YOU should answer. If the distressed vessel is not nearby,
wait a short time for others who may be closer to acknowledge. Even if
you cannot render direct assistance, you may be in a position to relay
the message.
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VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
And Distress Procedure
Marine Distress Procedure
Speak slowly — clearly — calmly.
1. Make sure your radio is On.
2. Select VHF Channel 16.
3.Press Talk button and say:
“MAYDAY — MAYDAY — MAYDAY.”
(Or “PAN — PAN — PAN,”
or “SECURITE — SECURITE — SECURITE.”)
VHF Marine Radio Protocols
Emergency Messages
and Distress Procedure
Keep the radio nearby. Even after your message has been received, the Coast Guard
can find you more quickly if you can transmit a signal for a rescue boat to hone in on.
For Example
“Mayday — Mayday — Mayday”
“This is Corsair — Corsair — Corsair” [or “Illinois 1234 AB“ three (3) times]
“Mayday Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB)”
“Navy Pier bears 220 degrees magnetic — distance 5 miles”
“Struck submerged object and flooding — need pump and tow”
4.Say:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign].” Repeat three (3) times.
“Four adults, three children aboard — no one injured”
5. S
ay:
“MAYDAY (or “PAN” or “SECURITE”)
[your vessel name or call sign].
“Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB) is 26 foot sloop with blue hull and tan deck house”
6.Tell where you are:
(what navigational aids or landmarks are near).
7. State the nature of your distress.
8. State the kind of assistance needed.
9. Give number of persons aboard and conditions of any injured.
10. Estimate present seaworthiness of your vessel.
11. Briefly describe your vessel (length, type, color, hull).
12.Say:
“I WILL BE LISTENING ON CHANNEL 16.”
13.End message by saying:
“THIS IS [your vessel name or call sign] OVER.”
14.Release Talk button and listen. Someone should answer.
If not, repeat the call, beginning at item 3 above.
“Estimate we will remain afloat one-half (1⁄2) hour”
“I will be listening on Channel 16”
“This is Corsair (or Illinois 1234 AB)”
“Over”
NOTE
It is a good idea to write out a script of the message form and post it where you and
others on your vessel can see it when an emergency message needs to be sent.
Marine Distress Procedure – DSC
•
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is a semi-automated system that will allow you to press
the Distress button from any routine to make a distress call. When the distress button
is pressed, all other channels go to Standby mode and allow the digitally encoded “preprogrammed” message to take precedence. Important information such as your MMSI
number, position and name will be transmitted on Channel 16. The distress alarm will
sound for two minutes or until the alarm is cleared.
The DSC system allows you to choose a “pre-programmed” distress call such as: “Man
Overboard, Sinking, Collision.” There are many pre-programmed choices to choose
from. If a GPS is connected to your radio, your coordinates will also be sent to the
Coast Guard as well as to other vessels that are within range of the transmission. DSC
calling also allows the user to initiate and receive distress, urgent, safety, routine,
position request, position send and group calls between vessels equipped with DSC
capable radios.
WARNING
This radio will generate a digital maritime distress and safety signal to help
facilitate search and rescue. This radio must be used within communication
range of a shore based VHF station with a distress and safety watch system.
The range of the signal may vary, however, under normal conditions should be
approximately 20 nautical miles.
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Installation And Start-Up
Included In This Package
Included In This Package
You will find all of the following items in the
package with your CobraMarine VHF radio:
Transceiver*
Transceiver Surface Mount Kit
Installation And Start-Up
•
Accessories Order Info
Optional Accessories
•
You can find quality Cobra products and accessories at your local Cobra
dealer. In the U.S.A., you can order directly from www.cobra.com.
Microphone
1.
Microphone Mounting Kit
Operating Instruction Manual
2.
GPS Interface Cable
Transceiver Controls,
Indicators And Connections
Introduction
Backlit LCD
Screen
Radio Status and
Data Display
Down
Button
Instant
Channel
16/9 Button
Up
Button
Active
Channel
Number
Simplex
Operation
Icon
Squelch
Knob
On-Off
Power/
Volume
Knob
Weather/UIC
Button
Speaker
High/Low Power
Button
Position Coordinates –
Latitude and Longitude
Dual-Watch
Button
Call/Set
Button
Scan
Button
Microphone
Cord
Connection
Socket
DSC Distress Button
(Behind Red Spring
Loaded Cover)
Power
Connection
Antenna
Socket
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External
Speaker Jack
Global Positioning
System (GPS) Jack
Item#
Description
1. CM 300-005
2. CM 210-001
GPS Cobra Positioning System
Flush Mount Kit (White)
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing
For Credit Card Orders
Call 773-889-3087 [Press one from the main menu] 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time,
Monday through Friday.
We Accept Checks or Money Orders Payable To
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
To Order Online
Please visit our website: www.cobra.com
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Installation And Start-Up
Mounting And
Powering The Radio
Mounting And Powering The Radio
Before using your CobraMarine VHF radio, it must be installed on your vessel.
Installing Your Radio
hoose a location for your radio where it will be conveniently accessible with the
C
following factors in mind:
n The leads to the battery and the antenna are best kept as short as possible.
n
The antenna must be mounted at least 10 feet (3 m) from the transceiver.
n
The radio and all speakers need to be far enough from any magnetic
compass to avoid deviation due to the speaker magnet.
n
There needs to be free air flow around the heat-sink fins on the back
of the transceiver.
Surface Mount
A Surface Mounting kit is included with your CobraMarine VHF radio to allow its
installation on any flat surface.
Surface Mounting Kit
To Mount The Transceiver
On A Flat Surface:
1. Use the mounting bracket
as a template to drill holes
for the mounting screws.
2. Attach the mounting bracket
to the chosen surface with the
mounting bracket screws and
washers.
3. Attach the transceiver to
the mounting bracket with
the tilt lock knobs.
4. Tilt the transceiver to
a convenient angle and
Tilt Lock Knobs
tighten the tilt lock knobs.
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Mounting And
Powering The Radio
Installation And Start-Up
•
Microphone Bracket
Microphone Bracket
To Install The Microphone Bracket:
Install the microphone bracket on a vertical surface near the
transceiver using the supplied stainless steel screws.
Flush Mount Kit (Not Included)
A Flush Mounting kit is available as an optional accessory
for your CobraMarine VHF radio to allow its installation in a
flat surface. See page 15 for ordering information.
Use Supplied Template
See page 75
for template.
To Mount The Transceiver Flush On A Flat Surface:
1. Use the supplied template to mark and cut an opening
in the flat surface. See page 77 for template.
NOTICE
Before cutting, be sure the area behind the flat
surface is clear of any instruments or wires that
might be damaged in the process.
Insert Transceiver
2. Insert the transceiver into the cut out opening.
Attach Mounting Brackets
Adjust Screws
3. Attach the mounting brackets to
the sides of the transceiver with
the adjusting screw flanges facing
the back of the flat surface.
4. Tighten the adjusting screws against
the back of the flat surface until the
flange on the front of the transceiver
is tight against the flat surface. Do not
over-tighten.
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Installation And Start-Up
Mounting And
Powering The Radio
Power Connection Cables
Electrical Power Connection
Your CobraMarine VHF radio is powered
from the vessel’s 13.8-volt negative
ground direct current electrical system
(12-volt nominal). A 10A fused power
connection lead is provided at the back
–+
of the transceiver.
Red Cable
To Connect To A Power Source:
Positive (+)
1. Attach the black (-) wire to a negative
Black Cable
(-) ground.
Negative (-)
2. Attach the fused (10A) red power (+)
wire to the positive (+) side of the
power system.
Installation And Start-Up
Mounting And
Powering The Radio
NOTE
All wiring is best kept as short as possible. If the power leads must be
extended, use a high-quality, marine-grade cable sized for up to 10 amps
of current. To minimize voltage drop, choose a wire gauge as follows:
Length
Wire Gauge
Up to 1.5m (4.9ft)
1.6 mils (#14)
Up to 3.0m (9.8 ft)
2.0 mils (#12)
Up to 5.0m (16.4 ft)
2.6 mils (#10)
Up to 6.0m (19.7 ft)
3.3 mils (#8)
NOTE
This radio will draw up to 8 amps when transmitting at full power.
NOTICES
A reverse polarity connection will damage the radio.
When replacing the fuse in your transceiver, use only the size and type
originally provided.
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Installation And Start-Up
Antenna Requirements
And Attachment
Antenna Requirements and Attachment
Antenna Requirements
Installation And Start-Up
•
Your CobraMarine VHF radio requires an external marine antenna
to send signals into the air and to receive them. The radio is arranged
to use any of the popular marine VHF antennas, but it is up to you to
choose which antenna to use.
Since it represents the link between your radio and the outside world,
Cobra suggests you purchase only the best quality antenna, coaxial cable
and connectors. This is best accomplished with the advice
and guidance of a knowledgeable dealer who can assess the variables
involved with your particular boat and preferences.
WARNING
Compliance with FCC requirements for Radio Frequency Exposure is
the responsibility of both the antenna installer and the radio operator.
Safe Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) Radius
To avoid health hazards from excessive exposure to RF energy, FCC OET
Bulletin 65 establishes an MPE radius of 10 ft (3 m) for the maximum power
of your radio with an antenna having a maximum power gain of 9 dBi.
This means that all persons must be at least 10 ft (3 m) away from the
antenna when the radio is transmitting.
Antenna Requirements
And Attachment
WARNING
Do not transmit when anyone is within the MPE radius of the antenna unless
that person or persons are shielded from the antenna by a grounded metallic
barrier. This is especially important on vessels with antennas mounted as
described in B where no one may be within 10 ft (3 m) horizontally from the
base of the antenna during transmissions.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE ABOVE LIMITS MAY EXPOSE THOSE WITHIN
THE MPE RADIUS TO RF ENERGY ABSORPTION IN EXCESS OF THE FCC
MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE. IT IS THE RADIO OPERATOR’S
RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT MPE LIMITS ARE HEEDED AND THAT
NO ONE IS WITHIN THE MPE RADIUS DURING TRANSMISSIONS.
Coaxial Cable Socket
Antenna Lead Attachment
Once the antenna is installed, the Coaxial Cable Lead can
be attached to the coaxial cable socket at the back of the
transceiver.
NOTICE
Attempting to transmit without an antenna attached
will damage your CobraMarine VHF radio.
Installation Requirements
n An omnidirectional antenna with a gain not greater than 9 dBi must
be mounted at least 16.4 ft (5 m) above the highest deck where people
may be during radio transmissions, measured vertically from the lowest
point of the antenna. This provides the minimum separation distance
to comply with RF exposure requirements and is based on the MPE
radius of 10 ft (3 m) plus the 6.6 ft (2 m) height of an adult.
n For vessels without structure to mount the antenna as described in A,
it must be mounted as follows AND all persons must be outside the
10 ft (3 m) MPE radius during radio transmissions. The antenna must
be mounted so that its lowest point is at least 3.3 ft (1 m) vertically above
the heads of all persons during radio transmissions.
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Installation And Start-Up
External Devices
And Connections
External Devices And Connections
Installation And Start-Up
•
Your CobraMarine VHF radio is set up to connect auxiliary devices for navigation,
convenience, and added versatility. As is the case with the antenna, choosing these
devices is best done with the advice and guidance of a knowledgeable dealer.
Standard connectors are provided on the front and back of the transceiver.
Microphone Socket
Microphone Attachment
Connect the Microphone to the cord socket located
at the right side of the front of the transceiver.
External Speaker Jack
To Connect The Microphone Attachment:
1. Align the connector and push it firmly into
the socket.
2. Tighten the captive nut to hold the connector
in place.
3. Slide the waterproof sleeve over the nut until it
seats in the recess around the socket.
External Speaker (Not Included)
Global Positioning System (GPS) Device (Not Included)
Cobra strongly recommends that you obtain and connect a (CM 300-005) GPS
device to your CobraMarine VHF radio. By having a GPS connected, your position
will be continuously indicated on the LCD and, most importantly, it will be included
automatically in any DSC distress message you may need to send. That will
take the “search” out of “search and rescue.”
NOTE
FCC rules require the radio to prompt the user with
visual and audible (beeps) alerts if a GPS is not
connected or position information is not entered
manually every four hours.
GPS Connection
GPS Interface Cable
An External Speaker can provide greater volume to
hear messages than the speaker incorporated in the
CobraMarine transceiver.
T o Install An External Speaker:
Connect the speaker lead to the external speaker jack on the
back of the transceiver.
External Devices
And Connections
To Install A GPS Device:
1. Install the GPS device in a convenient location
according to its manufacturer’s directions.
2. Bond the NMEA out negative wire to the black
wire of the GPS interface cable.
3. Bond the NMEA out positive wire to the red
wire of the GPS interface cable.
NOTE
When bonding the wires, make sure connections
are secure and properly insulated.
4. Connect the new combination cable to the GPS
device and to the back of the transceiver.
NOTE
Satellite acquisition time is dependent on the
GPS device.
Cobra Positioning System
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Quickly add GPS capability to your fixed mount with this
plug-and-play Cobra Positioning System (CM300-005).
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Operating Your Radio
Getting Started
Getting Started
Refer to the foldout on the front cover of this manual to identify the various
controls and indicators on your radio.
Operating Your Radio
•
Throughout this manual you will be instructed to press or to press and hold
buttons on the transceiver or on the microphone. Press means a momentary
press, then release; press and hold means to hold the button.
Tones And Alarms
When your CobraMarine VHF radio is On, you can expect to hear the following tones
and alarms. The volume of these sounds is controlled by the circuitry in the radio
and is not affected by the volume set with the On-Off Power/Volume knob.
Confirmation Tone
Single high-pitched beep confirms all button presses except the Talk button.
It can be turned On or Off. See set-up routines on page 30.
Getting Started
DSC Position Request Alarm
Medium-loud, continuous, low-pitched series of closely spaced, four beeps [three
short – one long] groups — sounds when a POSITION REQUEST call is received.
Press any button to turn it Off.
DSC Individual Alarm
High—pause—high—pause—high. Long pause, then repeat. Press any button to
turn it Off.
Weather Alarm
Medium-loud, continuous, medium-pitched series of one-half (1⁄2) second beeps
spaced one-half (1⁄2) second apart — sounds when weather alert is turned On
and NOAA sends a 1050 Hz weather alert tone on the selected weather channel.
Press any button to turn it Off.
Error Tone
Two low-pitched beep indicates an invalid button press.
DSC Distress Alarm
High—low—high—low—high. Pause, then repeat. The volume of all alarms will
increase after 10 seconds. Press any button to turn it Off.
NOTE
This alarm sounds only for DSC distress calls on Channel 70.
It does not sound for voice calls on Channel 16 — you still
must listen for those.
Distress Acknowledgement Alarm
High—low—high—low—high. Pause, then repeat. The volume of all alarms will
increase after 10 seconds. Press any button to turn it Off.
DSC Routine Call Alarm
High—pause—high—pause—high. Long pause, then repeat. Press any button to
turn it Off.
DSC Geographical Alarm
Loud, continuous, medium-pitched, high-low tones (warble) — sounds
when a geographical call is received. Press any button to turn it Off.
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Operating Your Radio
Getting Started
Volume
T he On-Off Power/Volume knob on the transceiver controls the speaker volume.
The volume adjustment applies only to what you hear from the speaker and does
not affect the volume of your outgoing messages. That is controlled by the circuitry
of your radio.
To Increase The Volume:
On-Off Power/
Volume Knob
Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob clockwise.
To Decrease The Volume:
Turn the On-Off Power/Volume knob counter-clockwise.
Squelch
Squelch control filters weak signals and radio frequency noise so that you can more
clearly hear the signals you want. You can think of it as a variable barrier that blocks
what you don’t want to hear.
Squelch Knob
To Squelch Your Radio:
1. With the Squelch knob turned fully counter-clockwise,
turn the On-Off/Volume knob clockwise until you hear
a hissing (noise) sound.
2. Turn the Squelch knob clockwise until the hissing
Turn Until Hissing
sound stops.
Sound Starts
Turning the Squelch knob further clockwise (higher barrier)
will filter weak and medium strength signals until only
the strongest signal can get through at the highest
squelch setting.
Turn Until Hissing
Sound Stops
Lower Bearier
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NOTE
To receive Weaker Signals
Turn the Squelch Knob counterclockwise (lower
bearier). If the squelch is set so that you can hear a
continuous hissing sound, the scan and dual-watch
functions will be blocked.
Operating Your Radio
Getting Started
Standby And Receive
Standby mode is the usual mode for the radio whenever it is turned On.
Standby Mode
From Standby Mode, You Can:
n Change your radio’s settings using set-up routines.
n
Receive messages on the current channel as well
as DSC messages.
n
Receive NOAA alerts if Weather Alert mode is turned On.
n
Switch to Transmit mode using the Talk button.
While the radio is in Standby mode, the Receive mode is
entered whenever a strong enough signal to break squelch
is sent to the radio. You will hear the message through
whichever speakers are connected to the radio.
To Change The Channel You Are Listening To
Up/Down Buttons
You Can Choose One Of The Following:
n Press the Up/Down buttons. This will take you to
the next higher or lower VHF channel. For rapid
advance, press and hold the Up or Down button.
n Press the Channel 16/9 button. This will take
you to Channel 16 with one press and to Channel 9
with a second press. Additional presses will toggle
Channel 16/9 Button
between Channels 16 and 9.
n Press the Weather/UIC button. This will toggle the
radio between Standby mode and Weather Radio mode.
When in Weather Radio mode, the Up/Down buttons
will change the weather channel.
Weather/UIC Button
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Operating Your Radio
Set-Up Routines
Set-Up Routines
•
Settings Menu
The Settings menu in the CobraMarine VHF radio allows you to turn On and Off
many of its features, to adjust other features to suit your preferences, and to enter
your user MMSI number.
To Enter The Settings Menu:
Call/Set Button
Press and hold the Call/Set button.
The Settings menu will appear on the LCD.
After entering the Settings menu, you can scroll
through it to make as many entries as you like.
Settings Menu
Whenever the setting selection arrow appears in
a feature portion of the menu, it will point to the
setting that was in effect when you entered the menu.
When you are finished with changes, you can exit
the Settings menu and return to Standby mode.
Up/Down Buttons
Exit
To Exit The Settings Menu:
1. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll down to
EXIT at the bottom of the menu.
2. With the arrow pointing to EXIT, press the Call/Set
button to return the radio to Standby mode.
NOTE
Basic set-up routines are described here. For set-up
routines that apply specifically to a particular function,
they are included in the section for that function.
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Operating Your Radio
Set-Up Routines
LCD Backlight (Lamp Adjust)
The LCD has a backlight lamp to make it visible in the dark.
This lamp can be adjusted for brightness or turned Off.
Lamp Adjustment
To Adjust The Backlight Level:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to LAMP ADJ
(lamp adjustment).
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe the current
backlight setting — HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW or OFF.
High/Medium/Low/Off
3. Scroll to switch to the setting you want.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the backlight setting.
5. Scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby.
When the backlight is turned On to any intensity,
the lamp will be lit whenever the radio is On.
LCD Contrast (Contrast)
The LCD backlight will not be visible in daylight, but the LCD Contrast
can be adjusted to make it easier to read in different light conditions.
Contrast
Contrast Setting
To Change The Contrast:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to CONTRAST.
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe the current
contrast setting — a number between one (1) and 16.
3. Scroll to change the number up or down.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select a contrast level.
5. Scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby.
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Operating Your Radio
Set-Up Routines
Confirmation Tone (Key Tone)
The Confirmation Tone sounds when your CobraMarine VHF radio is turned On
and to confirm all button presses except for the Talk button. If you would prefer
not to hear the Confirmation Tone, you can turn it Off and On as you choose.
Key Tone
On/Off
To Turn The Confirmation Tone On Or Off:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to KEY TONE.
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe the current
confirmation tone setting — ON or OFF.
3. Scroll to switch to the setting you want.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the setting.
5. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby.
Operating Your Radio
Set-Up Routines
U.S.A./International/Canada Channel Maps
Three sets of VHF Channel Maps have been established for marine use in the
U.S.A., Canada, and the rest of the world (International). Most of the channels
are the same for all three maps, but there are definite differences (see table
on pages 58 through 72). Your radio has all three maps built into it and will
operate correctly in whichever area you choose.
To Set Your Radio For The Area In Which
Weather/UIC Button
You Will Be Using It:
1. From Standby mode, press and hold the Weather/UIC
button. The radio will shift one channel map and the
active channel map will show on the top line of the LCD.
2. Repeat step 1 to shift to the next channel map(s)
Active Channel Map
in the sequence USA, INT (International),
CAN (Canada) then back to USA.
The radio will return to Standby mode each time the
button is released.
Time Offset
All VHF, DSC, and GPS activities use a 24-hour clock and Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC) which was formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Time Offset
uses your connected GPS to gather time inputs. For time inputs to be converted to
local time, you need to enter the hour offset of your local time zone from Greenwich.
(See world city time zone chart on page 74.)
Time Offset
Set Time
To Change The Time Offset:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to TIME OFFST
(time offset).
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe the current setting.
3. Scroll to change the setting to your local time zone.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the setting.
5. Scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby.
NOTE
If you leave the time offset at zero (0), the LCD will show
the time as UTC. If you enter the hour offset for your
time zone, the LCD will show the local time. In either
event, DSC messages will always be based on UTC.
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Operating Your Radio
Voice Transmission
Voice Transmission
Transmit mode gives you the ability to communicate with safety services, other
vessels, and shore stations. When you use this capability, be sure to follow the
procedures and to observe the courtesies that govern its use so everyone benefits.
(The tables on pages 58 through 72 will help you select the proper channels.)
Before pressing the Talk button to transmit a message, you should select the
appropriate channel and transmit power output.
Operating Your Radio
•
Channels
You can transmit voice messages on most VHF Channels. Refer to the VHF marine
channel assignments on pages 58 through 72 to select a channel according to the
type of message you are going to send.
To Change The Channel You Can Choose
Up/Down Buttons
From One Of The Following:
n Press the Up/Down buttons. This will take you to the next
higher or lower VHF channel. For rapid advance, press
and hold the Up or Down buttons. (The confirmation tone will sound only for each button
Channel 16/9 Buttons
press, not during rapid advance.)
n Press the Channel 16/9 button. This will take you to
Channel 16 with one press and to Channel 9 with a
second press. Additional presses will toggle between
Channel 16 and Channel 9. Press and hold the Channel
16/9 button to return to Standby mode.
Voice Transmission
Transmit Power Output
Your radio can Transmit selectively at 1 or 25 watts of power. Cobra suggests
you maintain the low power setting for short-range communications and to avoid
overpowering nearby stations with your signal. Use the high power setting for
long-range communications or when you do not receive a response to a signal sent
at 1 watt.
High/Low Power Button
To Toggle Between The High And Low Power Modes:
Press the High/Low Power button.
The LCD will show which mode is in effect.
Some channels are restricted to use at a maximum of
one watt. Your radio will automatically switch to Low Power
High/Low Power
mode when you select those channels.
While using the U.S.A. channel map, if, in an emergency,
you need to increase the output power on Channel 13 and
Channel 67 for your signal to be heard, you can override
the Low Power mode by pressing and holding the
High/Low Power button.
Low Power Setting
Two (2) Inches
[Five (5) cm] From Mouth
Talk Button
Transmit A Message
To Transmit A Message:
1. Check to see that your unit is set to a proper
channel for the type of message being sent.
2. Toggle to the low power setting by pressing the
High/Low Power button.
3. With the microphone about two inches [five cm] from
your mouth, press and hold the Talk button and speak
into the microphone. TX (Transmit) displays on the LCD
display.
4. Release the Talk button when you are finished speaking.
To hear a response, the Talk button must be released.
NOTE
If the Talk button is held down for five minutes,
the radio will automatically cease transmitting to
Transmit Icon
prevent unwanted signal generation. As soon as
the Talk button is released, it can be pressed
again to resume transmission.
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Operating Your Radio
Weather Radio And Alert
NOAA All Hazards/Weather Radio And Alert
Operating Your Radio
•
NOAA broadcasts Weather information as described in the NOAA weather channels
section on page 73 of this manual. You can listen to one or two of these receiveonly channels at any time depending on your area.
NOTE
Usually only one or two of the weather channels will be operating in any given
location. You will need to select the channel with the strongest signal in your
location. This is the channel the radio will scan for the weather alert signal.
Weather/UIC Button
Weather Mode
To Listen To The Weather Channels:
1. From Standby mode, press the Weather/UIC
button. The unit will enter the Weather mode
and show it on the LCD.
2. Scroll to change the weather channels — hold the button
for fast advance.
3. To exit the Weather mode and return to
Standby mode, press the Weather/UIC
button again.
Weather Alert Set-Up
You must have Weather Alert mode turned On to benefit from the Weather Alert
condition signal described in the NOAA weather channels section on page 73.
Weather Alert
On/Off
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To Turn Weather Alert On:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to WX ALERT
(weather alert).
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe the current
setting — ON or OFF.
3. Scroll to change to the setting.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the setting.
5. Scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby.
Advanced Operation
Weather Alert Signal
When NOAA broadcasts a Weather Alert signal and your radio is in the Weather
Alert mode, you will hear a continuous audible tone and the radio will automatically
switch to Weather Radio mode. The alert indicators will sound regardless of what
channel you are operating on as soon as a NOAA alert signal is received.
When You Hear The Alert:
Press any key to turn Off the alert alarm and LCD indicator.
Advanced Operation
•
Cobra has incorporated several features in your CobraMarine VHF radio to give you
quick access to the voice calling channels and to let you monitor more than
one channel at once.
Channel 16/9
This function gives you quick access to calling Channel 16 or Channel 9
from any operational mode.
Channel 16/9 Buttons
To Switch To Channel 16 Or Channel 9:
1. Press the Channel 16/9 button to change to Channel 16.
2. Press the Channel 16/9 button again to change to
Channel 9.
Additional presses of the Channel 16/9 button will toggle
back and forth between the two channels.
Channel 16/9 Toggle
To exit the Channel 16/9 mode and return to the previous
channel, press and hold the Channel 16/9 button.
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Operating Your Radio
Advanced Operation
Dual-Watch
Scanning
Dual-Watch gives you one button access to scan the two locations of most
importance to you. Channel 16 will always be included as a scanned location. The
remaining location will be the VHF channel in effect when you enter Dual-Watch mode.
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for dual-watch to function. See page 26
for squelch procedure.
Standby Mode
To Enter Dual-Watch Mode:
1. In Standby mode, use the Up/Down buttons to go
to the channel you want to add as the second location
to be scanned.
2. Press the Dual-Watch button.
Dual-Watch Button
Dual-watch will be indicated on the LCD and the radio
will scan between Channel 16 and the second dual-watch
location you selected. A signal on any one of the two
channels will stop the scan to allow you to listen to the traffic
on the channel. The channel number will be displayed on
the LCD.
Operating Your Radio
To Exit Dual-Watch Mode:
Press the Dual-Watch button. The radio will
return to Standby mode.
During Dual-Watch (while receiving an incoming
Dual-Watch Mode
transmission), You Can Choose From The Following:
n Press the Talk button to remain on that
dual-watch location and return to Standby mode.
n Press the Up/Down buttons to resume scanning
dual-watch locations.
If you do not press any buttons, your radio will automatically
resume scanning dual-watch locations
when the incoming transmission is complete.
Advanced Operation
Scan
During Scan, the radio will rapidly switch from channel
to channel through all the channels. Whenever any activity
is detected, the radio will stop the scan for ten seconds
to allow you to listen briefly on that channel. It will then
continue to scan unless you switch out of the Scan mode.
NOTE
The radio must be squelched for Scan mode to
function. See page 26 for squelch procedure.
To Enter Scan:
Scan Button
From Standby mode, press the Scan button.
The radio will immediately begin to scan the entire channel
map selected in the active channel map. SCAN will show
on the LCD.
Scan
To Exit Scan:
From Scan mode, press the Scan button.
This will return the radio to Standby mode on the last
scanned channel.
During Scan (while receiving an incoming transmission),
You Can Choose From The Following:
n Press the Talk button to remain on that channel and end
scanning. This will return the radio to Standby mode.
n Press the Up/Down buttons to resume scanning.
If you do not press any buttons within ten seconds, your
radio will automatically resume scanning.
During Scan (while not receiving a transmission):
Press the Talk button to communicate on the last
channel scanned and return to Standby mode.
During Dual-Watch (while not receiving a transmission):
Press the Talk button to communicate on the last
dual-watch location scanned and return to Standby mode.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
Digital Select Calling (DSC) Setup
Operating Your Radio
•
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) uses digital signals to increase messaging range. This
provides the most reliable message delivery per watt of output power. Digital signals
are less susceptible to distortion from noise and atmospheric conditions than analog
signals.
DSC equipped radios also interface with GPS and automate many operations for
sending and receiving messages. This results in compact, accurate messages and
less airwave congestion.
Setup procedures for all DSC features use the Setup menu. Refer to page 28 for
information on entering and exiting the Setup menu.
User MMSI
User MMSI ID Entry
User MMSI Number
The nine digit MMSI number, similar to a telephone number, is a unique identifier
for a vessel. DSC incorporates this number into every message that is Sent (Tx) or
Received (Rx). Enter the MMSI number as soon as you receive your MMSI number
from the issuing agency listed on page 9.
NOTE
The radio does not operate in the DSC mode until an official MMSI number is
entered. An error tone will sound when attempting to operate in the DSC
mode without an MMSI number.
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
To Enter Your MMSI Number:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to USER MMSI.
2. Press the Call/Set button and the blinking cursor will
appear at the first digit under USER MMSI ID ENTRY.
3. Scroll through the number list to that digit of your
number.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the digit and the
blinking cursor will move to the next digit of the number.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all nine digits of your MMSI
number are entered.
NOTE
Press the High/Low Power button to backspace
and erase the last selected number.
6. Check that you have entered the number correctly. The
unit will ask you to re-enter your number to confirm.
7. Press and hold the Call/Set button to return to the
Settings menu.
NOTE
An MMSI number can only be entered one time. To enter a new MMSI
number, the unit must be reset by the dealer.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
If You Transfer Your Radio To A Different Vessel
ontact the MMSI issuing agency from which you obtained your number
C
and change the information associated with your number to correspond
to vessel in which it will be mounted.
To View Your MMSI Number At Any Time:
User MMSI
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to
USER MMSI.
2. Press the Call/Set button and the blinking
cursor will appear at the first digit of your
already entered number under USER MMSI
ID ENTRY.
3. Press and hold the WX/ESC button to
User MMSI ID Entry
return to the Settings menu.
Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
Group MMSI Number
autical organizations such as yacht clubs and the organizers of events
N
such as regattas can establish Group MMSIs. These allow a message to be
sent automatically to all members of the group without having to call each
one individually.
Group MMSIs can be entered and changed any time without resetting the radio.
Each member of a group must enter the group MMSI number in their radio to
receive group messages.
Group MMSI
Group MMSI ID Entry
To Enter A Group MMSI Number:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to GROUP MMSI.
2. Press the Call/Set button and the blinking cursor
will appear at the first digit under GROUP MMSI ID
ENTRY.
3. Scroll through the number list to that digit of your
number.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the digit and the
blinking cursor will move to the next digit of the number.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all nine digits of
the group MMSI number are entered.
NOTE
Press the High/Low Power button to backspace
and erase the last selected number.
6. Check that you have entered the number correctly. The
unit will ask you to re-enter your number to confirm.
7. Press and hold the Call/Set button to return
to the Settings menu.
The group MMSI is established by modifying the MMSI
assigned to one of the group members. The last digit
of that member’s MMSI number is dropped and a zero
is inserted at the beginning. Example: Member MMSI
number 366123456 becomes group MMSI number
036612345.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
Position Request Reply Type
T he ability to send your position to another station is an added feature of DSC
radios that have GPS attached. It is handy for rendezvous and rescue situations.
Your CobraMarine VHF radio allows you to choose whether to have the radio
automatically respond to all Position Requests it receives or to alert you to a
Position Request and allow you to choose whether to respond or not —
manual reply.
Position Reply
Auto/Manual/Exit
To Set The Position Request Reply Type:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to
POS RPLY (position reply).
2. Press the Call/Set button and observe
the current setting — AUTO or MANUAL.
3. Scroll to change the setting.
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the setting.
5. Scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Settings menu.
Individual Directory
SC calling allows you to call another vessel or station directly if you know its MMSI
D
number. Your CobraMarine VHF radio allows you to store up to 10 names and their
associated MMSI numbers for quick access.
Individual Directory
To Enter Or Edit Names And MMSI Numbers
In The Directory:
1. Enter the Settings menu and scroll to INDV DIR
(individual directory).
2. Press the Call/Set button to enter a memory location
(1-10).
3. Scroll through the memory locations to one you want
Location 01
to select.
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New Individual
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Setup
4. Press the Call/Set button to select the memory location.
The cursor will begin to blink at the first character under
NAME.
5. Scroll through the character list.
6. Press the Call/Set button to select a character. This will
also move the blinking cursor to the next character under
NAME.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter additional characters —
up to a maximum of nine — for the name.
NOTE
Press the High/Low Power button to backspace
and erase the last selected character.
Enter MMSI
8. After entering the name, press and hold the Call/Set
button to move the blinking cursor to the first character
under MMSI.
9. Scroll through the number list.
Next/Exit
10. Press the Call/Set button to select the number and
move the cursor to the next character under MMSI.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until the nine digit MMSI is
entered.
12. Press and hold the Call/Set button to move to the
next memory location or exit.
13. Select NEXT or EXIT with the Call/Set button.
If NEXT is selected, pressing the Call/Set button will
move to the next memory location where another
name can be entered by repeating steps 3 through 11.
If EXIT is selected, pressing the Call/Set button
will return you to the Settings menu.
You can enter a total of 10 names and MMSI numbers in the
directory.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
DSC Operation
Sending DSC calls is done from menus similar to the Settings menu. Whereas
entering the Settings menu required a press and hold of the Call/Set button,
the sending menus appear with a press of the Distress button.
All received DSC calls will sound one or another of the alarms to alert you to them.
See pages 24 through 25 for descriptions of the different alarms. Pressing any button
will turn Off the alarm while maintaining the received call information on the LCD.
Operating Your Radio
•
Sending Distress Calls
Sending and receiving distress calls and acknowledgements on Channel 70 can be a
lifesaver for boaters.
NOTE
T he DSC call will:
n Sound the distress alarm at all receiving stations.
n Informs receiving stations of the sender’s identity (MMSI).
n Informs receiving stations of the nature of the emergency.
n Informs receiving stations of sending position when a GPS device is
connected or a position is manually entered.
DSC operation does not provide receiving stations with information like number of
persons aboard or injuries. This specific information must be communicated by voice
on Channel 16 to the station that acknowledges a DSC Distress call.
Distress Button
To Send a DSC Distress Call:
1. From Standby mode, lift the spring-loaded red door on
the transceiver and press the Distress button.
The Distress menu displays with an arrow
pointing to SEND. There are three choices:
n Send a distress call automatically, with your position,
Send/Manual/Exit
if you are connected to a GPS. Or send the call,
without your position, if not connected to a GPS.
n Include a Nature of Distress message with the
distress call.
n Abort the distress call process and return to
Standby mode.
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Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
2. Choose one of the following:
Distress Button
To Send An Automatic Distress Call:
Press and hold the Distress button.
Include a Nature of Distress Message with Distress Call:
a.
Press and release the Distress button.
Manual
b.Press the Channel Up/Down buttons to manually select
from the list of pre-programmed Nature of Distress
calls — UNDEFINE, FIRE, FLOODING, GROUNDIN,
COLLISIO, MORE.
Position Entry Screen
c.
Press and hold the Distress button for three seconds
to transmit the distress signal.
Abort The Distress Call Process:
If the Distress button is pressed by mistake or to
discontinue resending an automatic distress message:
Exit
a. Press the Channel Up/Down buttons to move the
arrow to EXIT.
b. Press the Distress button to return to Standby mode.
Transmit USA High
NOTE
You may also press the WX/ESC (escape) button to
return to the Standby mode.
Distress Waiting
n
Distress
Acknowledgement
n
The Distress alarm sounds to confirm that the message is
transmitted. At the end of the transmission, the radio
maintains a watch on Channel 16 and Channel 70 for an
acknowledgement. Press any button to turn Off the alarm
and return to Standby mode.
If an acknowledgement is received, the Distress alarm
sounds again and the responding party’s MMSI number
displays on the LCD.
If no acknowledgement is received, the radio resends the
message at approximately four minute intervals until an
acknowledgement is received or the Distress call is aborted.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Receiving Distress Calls
Sending An All Ships Calls
Distress Info on LCD
Standby Mode
When a vessel is within range of a DSC Distress call, the radio receives the call,
sounds the Distress alarm, and switches to Channel 16. All DSC calls that are
received will sound one alert alarm. See pages 24-25 for descriptions of the different
alarms. Press any button to turn Off the alarm. The received call information continues
to display on the LCD.
Distress Info on LCD
When A Distress Call Is Heard:
1. Press any button to turn Off the alarm and return
to Standby mode.
2. Read and write down the distress information on the
LCD (there may or may not be position data shown),
then determine whether you should answer the call.
3. Respond, if appropriate, by pressing and holding
the Talk button to transmit on Channel 16.
NOTE
Your radio will automatically switch to Channel 16
upon receiving a DSC distress call.
Regarding Distress Relay Calls
This radio cannot send Distress Relay calls. Only large ships and shore stations,
with specially equipped radios, can send Distress Relay calls.
Receiving Distress Relay Calls
Use DSC All Ships call is used for the same urgency and safety purposes as the Pan
and Securite voice calls as well as to send routine messages to all stations at once.
The DSC All Ships call reaches all stations within range of your radio. Use the DSC
All Ships call if you have an urgent, but not life-threatening, situation or a safety
warning to broadcast to all vessels in your area.
To Send An All Ships Call:
1. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Send menu.
2. Scroll to ALL SHIPS.
3. Press the Call/Set button to move to the message
type menu.
All Ships
4. Scroll to select a message type
— URGENCY or SAFETY.
5. Press the Call/Set button to send the message.
After urgency and safety calls, the radio will switch
to Channel 16 and wait for you to press the Talk button to
Urgency/Safety/Routine
send the urgent or safety message by voice.
DSC equipped radios that receive your message will be
automatically switched to Channel 16.
To return to Standby mode without sending a message,
use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to EXIT and
Urgency Waiting
press the Call/Set button.
This radio does respond to a received Distress Relay call juat as it responds to a
Distress call.
Sending a Test Call
Allows you test and confirm the DSC operation of your radio.
To Send a Test Call:
1. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call/Send menu.
2. Scroll to TEST CALL and press the Call/Set button to enter the TEST CALL
menu.
3. Using the Up/Down buttons to enter the STORED DIRECTORY or MANUAL to
allow you to enter the MMSI number of the radio to be called.
4. After selecting the radio to be called, press the Call/Set key to transmit the
TEST CALL.
5. Your radio will wait for the called radio to reply and will show the
acknowledgement on the display.
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Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Receiving An All Ships Call
All Ships calls sent by stations within range of your radio will sound
the distress alarm on your radio and switch your radio to Channel 16.
All Ships Call
When An All Ships Call Is Heard:
1. Press any button to turn Off the alarm and return to
Standby mode.
2. Read and write down the MMSI of the vessel sending
the call as well as the date and time of the call.
3. Listen to the voice message sent on the channel your
radio was switched to by the incoming all ships call.
Some All Ships calls have channel information.
Sending A Geographical Call
Your radio cannot send Geographical calls. Only large ships and shore
stations with specially equipped radios can send Geographical calls.
Receiving A Geographical Call
Geographical calls are sent by specially equipped radios to all stations in a
particular geographical area to alert only those stations of the call and not
stations in unaffected areas. If you are in an area to which a Geographical
call is made, the radio will sound the geographical alarm and switch to the channel
chosen by the transmitting station.
Geographical Call
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When A Geographical Call Sounds:
1. Press any button to turn Off the alarm.
2. Read and write down the MMSI of the vessel
sending the call as well as the date and time
of the call in case you will want to respond.
3. Listen to the voice message sent on the channel your
radio was switched to by the incoming Geographical call.
4. Press one of the following three buttons to
switch from geographical call receive to Standby mode:
Call/Set button or Channel 16/9 button.
Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Sending An Individual Call
The DSC Individual call feature allows you to notify one, and only one, station that
you want to communicate with that station. The DSC Individual call does not alert all
other stations within range.
Standby Mode
To Send An Individual Call:
1. In Standby mode, select a channel on which you
want to communicate.
2. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Send menu.
3. Scroll to INDIVIDUAL.
Individual
4. Press the Call/Set button to move to the individual directory.
5. Scroll to select the name you want to call from the
directory.
6. Press the Call/Set button to send the message or
return to Standby mode if EXIT was chosen.
Select Name
If the radio you are calling sends back an automatic DSC
response of “able to comply,” the individual alarm will sound.
Wait for a voice message from the called station.
If the called radio does not send an “able to comply”
Individual Waiting
response, your radio will wait eight seconds and
resend the message.
If an “unable to comply” response or no reply is received,
your radio will go to the Unavailable menu.
At the Unavailable menu, you can choose SEND or
Send/Exit
EXIT with the Up/Down buttons. If you choose SEND,
your radio will restart the individual call. If you choose
EXIT, you will be returned to the individual location
on the Call Send menu.
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Operating Your Radio
Caller Identified
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Receiving An Individual Call
Receiving A Group Call
To Answer An Individual Call:
Press the Talk button and greet the caller.
Caller Identified
When another station makes an Individual call to your radio,
the individual alarm will sound, the caller will be identified
on the LCD, and your radio will be switched to the channel
selected by the caller. Press any button to turn Off the
alarm.
Sending A Group Call
Sending a Group call is very similar to sending an individual call, except that
the group MMSI is used and the resend and DSC responses do not apply. See page
41 for creating and entering a group MMSI.
Standby Mode
Operating Your Radio
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
To Send A Group Call:
1. In Standby mode, select a channel on which you want
to communicate.
2. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Send menu.
3. Scroll to GROUP.
Group
4. Press the Call/Set button to move to the send
or exit menu.
5. Scroll to select SEND or EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to send the message or
return to the Call Send menu if EXIT was chosen.
Send/Exit
All radios will be switched to the channel selected in
step 1. Press and hold the Talk button to send your
voice message to everyone in the group.
Anyone in the group can now also transmit on
that channel.
Group Waiting
When another station makes a Group call to your radio, the individual alarm
will sound, the caller will be identified on the LCD, and your radio will be
switched to the channel selected by the caller, just as for an individual call.
Press any button to turn Off the alarm.
To Answer A Group Call:
1. Listen for the group voice message.
2. Press the Talk button and respond
only if appropriate.
Sending A Position Request
Position Request mode enables a DSC radio to obtain the position (latitude and
longitude) of a station that has a GPS device connected to the DSC radio at that
station. In most cases, a reply will be forthcoming. If for some reason, your request
is not acknowledged in five minutes, the user will be prompted to Resend the
request or exit the menu.
Standby Mode
To Request The Position Of Another Station:
1. In Standby mode, select a channel on which
you want to communicate.
2. Press the Call/Set button to enter the
Call Send menu.
Position Request
3. Scroll to POS REQST (position request) on
the menu.
4. Press the Call/Set button to enter the
Individual Directory menu.
5. Scroll to the name of the station whose position you
want to request.
6. Press the Call/Set button. Your radio will send the
Individual Directory
position request and there will be one of three possible responses:
n
You will receive the position.
n You will receive a no position data response, meaning
the station you queried is not connected to a GPS device
Position Request
and cannot send its position.
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n
You will receive a no reply response, meaning the operator
of that station has chosen not to reply to your request.
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Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Sending A Position Request continued
Choose one of the following:
If You Receive A Position:
Receiving a Position
The requested position with the station name
and MMSI will show on your screen.
Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby mode
after you have noted the station’s position.
No Position Data
If The Station You Called Cannot Send Its Position:
NO POS DATA (no position data) will show
on your screen.
1. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Individual Directory menu.
2. Scroll to EXIT.
3. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Call Send menu.
4. Scroll to EXIT.
5. Press the Call/Set button to return to
Standby mode.
Resend The Request
If The Station You Called Chose Not To Reply:
NO REPLY will show on your screen.
You will have two choices:
n RESEND the request.
n EXIT the Position Request mode.
To Resend Your Position Request:
1. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to RESEND.
2. Press the Call/Set button.
To Exit The Position Request Mode:
1. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to EXIT.
2. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Individual Directory menu.
3. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to EXIT.
4. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Call Send menu.
5. Use the Up/Down buttons to scroll to EXIT.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to
Standby mode.
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Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Receiving A Position Request
When you went through the DSC set-up process, you set a position request reply
type. (See page 52 to change your setting.) Depending on the setting you chose,
when a Position Request message is received, your radio will enter either:
n The Auto Reply mode.
n The Manual Reply mode.
When The Radio Is In Auto Reply Mode:
Position Request
A position request will sound the position request
alarm and show the name of the requesting station
on the LCD. Your radio will automatically respond.
It will send your position, if you have a GPS connected
to your radio, or NO POS DATA (no position data),
if you do not have a GPS device connected.
Press any button to silence the alarm and
exit the display.
When The Radio Is In The Manual Reply Mode:
Position Request
A position request message will sound the position
request alarm and show the name of the requesting
station. You can choose to:
n Reply and send your position.
Reply/Exit
n Exit without sending your position.
If You Choose To Reply With Your Position:
1. Scroll to select REPLY.
2. Press the Call/Set button to send your position.
3. Press any button to return to Standby mode.
If You Choose Not To Reply:
1. Scroll to select EXIT.
2. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby
mode without sending your position.
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Operating Your Radio
Standby Mode
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Sending A Position Send
Position Send uses your connected GPS in similar
fashion to the position request function, except that
you initiate the activity to let another station know
where you are.
Position Send
To Send A Position Send Message:
1. In Standby mode, select a channel on which you want
to communicate.
2. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Send menu.
3. Scroll to POS SEND (position send).
4. Press the Call/Set button to enter the individual directory.
5. Scroll to select the station to which you want to send
Individual Directory
your position.
6. Press the Call/Set button to send your position.
After your position is sent, the LCD will show POS SEND
(position send). You will have two choices.
Transmit Position
n Resend your position to the same station.
n Exit from Position Send mode.
Operating Your Radio
Call Log Menu
All Messages Viewed
Unread Messages
Digital Selective Calling
(DSC) Operation
Call Log and Distress Log
Call Log functions similarly to the caller ID function on your
telephone. It will capture the caller’s MMSI identification
number and any other data included in a DSC message.
NOTE
The call waiting memory can hold up to 20 messages.
Once the memory becomes full, each new call will erase
the oldest call information on a
first-in first-out basis.
To Review Call Log Messages Received
While In DSC Standby Mode:
1. From Standby mode, press the Call/Set button
to enter the Call Send menu.
2. Scroll to CALLLOG
3. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Log mode.
NOTE
The fourth line will show the type of message.
To Resend Your Position:
1. Use the Up/Down buttons to select SEND.
Send/Exit
2.
Press the Call/Set button to resend your position.
4. Scroll to move from message to message in the call log
memory.
5. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby mode.
To Exit From The Position Send Mode:
1. Use the Up/Down buttons to select EXIT.
2. Press the Call/Set button to return to the
Call Send menu.
To Clear Messages From The Call Log Memory:
1. From Standby mode, press the Call/Set button
to enter the Call Send menu.
2. Scroll to CALLLOG (call waiting).
3. Press the Call/Set button to enter the Call Log mode.
Receiving A Position Send
Position Send
When another station sends you its position in Position
Send mode, the individual alarm will sound and the station’s
name and position will be shown on the LCD. Press any
button to turn Off the alarm and return to Standby mode.
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NOTE
The fourth line will show the type of message.
4. Scroll to select the message you want to delete.
5. Press and hold the Memory Scan/Memory Clear button
for one (1) second or more. Repeat steps 4 through 5 to
delete additional messages.
6. Press the Call/Set button to return to Standby mode.
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Operating Your Radio
Maintenance And
Troubleshooting
Operating Your Radio
Maintenance
Very little maintenance is required to keep your CobraMarine VHF radio in good
operating condition.
n Keep the radio clean by wiping with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
Rinse with fresh water. Do not use solvents or harsh or abrasive cleaners,
which could damage the case or scratch the LCD screen.
n
•
Problem
Solution(s)
No display on LCD when
radio is turned On
Improper power
connection
Insure power connections
are proper and secure
Will transmit at
one (1) watt, but not
at 25 watts
Selected channel is
limited to one (1) watt
Switch to
another channel
Will not transmit
Selected channel is
limited to receive only
Switch to
another channel
No sound from speaker
Volume level is too low or
squelch level is too deep
Readjust volume
and squelch
Out of range of
other station
Switch to high power
(25 watts) or move closer
Signal is blocked
by terrain, check antenna
connections
Move until you have
a “line-of-sight” to
the other station
No answer to calls
Connected an external
GPS receiver but
coordinates do not appear
on the screen.
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GPS interface cables
connected in reverse
polarity.
Switch or reverse the
GPS interface cables
connection. It will not
damage the radio or GPS.
•
Number of ChannelsAll U.S.A., Canadian, International and all
NOAA Weather Channels
•
Possible Cause(s)
Specifications
General
If the radio is exposed to salt water, rinse it in fresh water at least once
a day to prevent build-up of salt deposits, which could interfere with
button operation.
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Channel Spacing
25 kHz
Modulation
5 kHz Max.
Input Voltage
13.8 VDC
Current Drain:
Stand-by
Receive
Transmit
20 mA
200 mA
5A @ High power
Temperature Range
-15˚ C to +55˚ C
1A @ Low
Unit Dimensions6.25” x 2.25” x 7.125”
(15.9 cm x 5.7 cm x 18 cm)
Unit Weight
2 lbs., 6.8 oz. (1100 g)
Receiver
Frequency Range
156.050 to 163.275 MHz
Receiver Type
Double Conversion Super-Heterodyne
Sensitivity:
20 dB Quieting
12 dB Sinad
0.35 uV
0.30 uV
AF Output
4 Watts @ 8 Ohms
Frequency Range: TX
156.025 to 157.425 MHz
RF Output Power
1 and 25 Watts
Spurious Emissions
-60 dB High -55 dB Low
Microphone Type
Electret
Frequency Stability
+/-10 ppm
FM Hum and Noise
40 dB
Transmitter
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Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
VHF Marine Channel Assignments
Appendix
•
Three sets of VHF channels have been established for marine use in the U.S.A.,
Canada and the rest of the world (International). Most of the channels are the same
for all three maps, but there are definite differences (see table on the following
pages). Your radio has all three maps built into it and will operate correctly in
whichever area you choose.
The following is a brief outline of the channel assignments in the U.S.A. Channel Map.
Channel Assignments (English)
Distress, Safety, and Calling
Channel 16
Getting the attention of another station (calling) or in emergencies (distress and safety).
Calling
Channel 9
General-purpose (non-emergency) calling by non-commercial vessels. Recreational boaters are
urged to use this channel to reduce congestion on Channel 16.
Intership Safety
Channel 6
Ship-to-ship safety messages and for search and rescue messages to Coast Guard ships
and aircraft.
Coast Guard Liaison
Channel 22A
To talk to the Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard (non-emergency) after making contact on
Channel 16.
Asignación de canales de VHF para radiocomunicación marítima
Asignaciones de canales (Español)
Auxilio, seguridad y llamadas
Canal 16
Para ser oídos por otra estación (llamadas) o en casos de emergencia (auxilio y seguridad).
Llamadas
Canal 9
Llamadas de carácter general (excepto casos de emergencia) para embarcaciones no comerciales.
Se le pide encarecidamente a la tripulación de las embarcaciones recreativas usar este canal
para reducir la congestión del canal 16.
Seguridad entre embarcaciones
Canal 6
Para mensajes de seguridad entre embarcaciones y para mensajes de búsqueda y rescate
enviados a barcos y aviones de la guardia costera.
Enlace con la guardia costera
Canal 22A
Para hablar con las guardias costeras estadounidenses y canadienses (excepto casos de
emergencia) tras haber establecido contacto por el canal 16.
No comerciales
Commercial
Comerciales
Channels 1A, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18A, 19A, 63A, 67, 72, 79A, 80A, 88A*
Working channels for working ships only. Messages must be about business or needs
of the ship. Use Channels 8, 67, 72 and 88A only for ship-to-ship messages.
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•
Existen tres mapas de canales VHF para uso marítimo en los EE.UU., Canadá y
el resto del mundo (internacional). La mayoría de los canales coinciden en los
tres mapas, pero sin duda existen diferencias (consulte las tablas en las páginas
siguientes). El radio incorpora los tres mapas y funcionará correctamente en
cualquiera de las tres áreas.
A continuación presentamos en forma resumida las asignaciones de canales del
Mapa de canales para EE.UU.
Non-Commercial
Channels 68*, 69, 71, 72, 78A, 79A*, 80A*
Working channels for small vessels. Messages must be about needs of the vessel, such as
fishing reports, berthing and rendezvous. Use Channel 72 only for ship-to-ship messages.
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Canales 68*, 69, 71, 72, 78A, 79A*, 80A*
Canales activos para pequeñas embarcaciones. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados
con necesidades de las embarcaciones, como por ejemplo, informes de pesca, atraques y
agrupamientos. Use el canal 72 solamente para mensajes entre embarcaciones.
Canales 1A, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18A, 19A, 63A, 67, 72, 79A, 80A, 88A*
Canales activos para embarcaciones activas solamente. Los mensajes deberán estar
relacionados con la actividad comercial o las necesidades de la embarcación. Use los
canales 8, 67, 72 y 88A solamente para mensajes entre embarcaciones.
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Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Channel Assignments (English)
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Asignaciones de canales (Español)
Sea Tow Automated Radio Check (ARC)
Sea Tow Control de radio automatizado (ARC)
Port Operations
Operaciones portuarias
Navigational
Navegación
Maritime Control
Control marítimo
Digital Selective Calling
Llamadas selectivas digitales
Weather
Meteorología
Channels 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84*
Tune your radio to the proper channel for your area (see seatow.com/arc). Conduct a radio
check as you normally would. Upon releasing the mic the system will replay your transmission
letting you hear how you sound.
Channels 1A*, 5A*, 12*, 14*, 18, 19, 20A, 21, 22, 63A*, 65A, 66A, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77*, 79, 80,
81, 82
Used for directing the movement of ships in or near ports, locks or waterways. Messages
must be about operational handling, movement and safety of ships.
Channels 13, 67
Channels are available to all vessels. Messages must be about navigation, including passing
or meeting other vessels. These are also the main working channels for most locks and
drawbridges. You must keep your messages short and power output at no more than 1 watt.
Channel 17
For talking to vessels and coast stations operated by state or local governments. Messages
must be about regulation and control, boating activities, or assistance.
Channel 70
This channel is set aside for distress, safety and general calling using only digital selective
calling techniques. Voice communication is prohibited; your radio cannot transmit voice
messages on this channel.
Channels Wx 1 Thru 10
Receive-only channels for NOAA and Canadian weather broadcasts. You cannot transmit on
these channels.
NOTE
* These channels are restricted to the listed uses in certain parts of the country
or for certain types of users only. Consult FCC rules or a knowledgeable radio
operator before using them.
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Canales 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 84
Sintonice su radio en el canal correcto para su área (ver seatow.com/arc). Llevar a cabo una
comprobación de la radio como lo haría normalmente. Al soltar el micrófono el sistema se
volverá a reproducir la transmisión que le permite escuchar cómo suena.
Canales 1A*, 5A*, 12*, 14*, 18, 19, 20A, 21, 22, 63A*, 65A, 66A, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77*, 79, 80, 81, 82
Usados para dirigir el movimiento de las embarcaciones dentro de áreas portuarias, esclusas o
canales. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados con maniobras operacionales, movimientos
y seguridad de las embarcaciones.
Canales 13, 67
Estos canales están disponibles para todas las embarcaciones. Los mensajes deberán
estar relacionados con la navegación, incluidas las maniobras para pasar o alcanzar otras
embarcaciones. Éstos también son los principales canales activos para la mayoría de las
esclusas y puentes levadizos. Usted deberá transmitir mensajes cortos y mantener la potencia
de salida en un vatio como máximo.
Canal 17
Para comunicarse con embarcaciones y estaciones costeras operadas por entidades
gubernamentales locales o estatales. Los mensajes deberán estar relacionados con regulación y
control, asistencia o actividades de navegación.
Canal 70
Este canal está reservado para solicitudes de auxilio, seguridad y llamadas de carácter general
que usen solamente técnicas de llamadas selectivas digitales. Las comunicaciones verbales
están prohibidas; el radio no puede transmitir mensajes de voz por este canal.
Canales Wx 1 a 10
Canales de recepción únicamente para difusión de información meteorológica NOAA y
canadiense. Usted no puede transmitir por estos canales.
NOTA
* El uso de estos canales está dedicado a las aplicaciones que aparecen en la lista, en
ciertas partes del país o para ciertos tipos de usuario solamente. Consulte las normas
de la FCC o a un operador de radio con experiencia antes de usarlos.
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Número
de canal
Frequency
Channel Map
Channel
Number
Frecuencia
Mapa de canales
USA
EE.UU.
Int’l
nternac
01
01A/1001
•
02
03
03A/1003
04
•
•
• •
•
Canada Transmit
Canadá
•
Transm.
156.050
Appendix
Power Limits
Límites de potencia
Receive
Channel Use (English)
Recepción
160.650
Canada
156.050
156.050
•
•
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Uso de canales (Español)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Port Operations and Commercial,
VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias y comerciales;
VTS en áreas selectas
156.100
160.700
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.150
160.750
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.150
156.150Coast Guard Only
guardia costera solamente
156.200
160.800
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Port Operations, Ship Movementoperaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
1004•
156.200
156.200
West Coast (Coast Guard Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing) Costa occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
05
•
156.250
160.850
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Port Operations, Ship Movementoperaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
05A/1005
06
07
•
•
•
•
•
•
07A/1007
08
09
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
156.250
156.250
156.300
156.300
Intership SafetySeguridad entre embarcaciones
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
156.350
160.950
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
Port Operations, Ship Movementoperaciones portuarias,movimiento de embarcaciones
156.350
156.350
CommercialComerciales
156.400
156.400
Commercial (Intership Only)
Comercial (entre embarcaciones solamente)
156.450
156.450
Boater Calling Channel, Canal de llamada de la tripulación,
Non-Commercial (Recreational)no comercial (recreativo)
10
11
12
13
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•
•
•
•
156.500
156.500Commercial Comerciales
156.550
156.550
Commercial, VTS in selected areas
156.600
156.600
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
156.650
156.650
1 Watt USAIntership Navigation Safety (Bridge-toBridge). In U.S. waters, large vessels
1 vatio EE.UU.
maintain a listening watch on this channel.
Comercial; VTS en áreas selectas
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
Seguridad marítima entre embarcaciones (de
puente de mando a puente de mando). En aguas
estadounidenses, las grandes embarcaciones se
mantienen vigilantes con sus radios sintonizados
en este canal
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Frequency
Channel Map
Channel
Number
Frecuencia
Mapa de canales
Número
de canal
USA
14
15
•
•
EE.UU.
Int’l
nternac
•
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Canada Transmit
Canadá
•
Transm.
156.700
Receive
Channel Use (English)
Recepción
156.700
Port Operations, VTS in selected areas
Uso de canales (Español)
Operaciones portuarias; VTS en áreas selectas
Rx Only
156.750
Environmental (Receive Only). Medioambiental (recepción solamente).
Usado por radiobalizas de localización
de siniestros (EPIRB) clase C
1 Watt CAN
15
•
•
156.750
156.750
1 vatio Canadá
Canada (EPIRB Buoys Only); International
(On-Board Communication)
Canadá (boyas de EPIRB solamente);
Internacional (comunicación de a bordo)
16
•
•
•
156.800
156.800
International Distress, Safety and Calling
Llamadas, seguridad y solicitud
de auxilio internacional
1 Watt CAN
17
•
•
•
156.850
156.850
State Controlled (U.S.A. Only)
Controlado a nivel estatal (EE.UU. solamente)
1 vatio Canadá
18
156.900
161.500
Port Operations, Ship MovementOperaciones portuarias,
•
movimiento de embarcaciones
18A/1018
19
••
•
156.900
156.900
CommercialComerciales
156.950
161.550
Port Operations, Ship MovementOperaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
19A/1019
••
1019•
2019•
20
•
•
•
156.950
156.950
CommercialComerciales
156.950
161.550
156.950
161.550
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
157.000
161.600
1 Watt CAN
Canada (Coast Guard Only); International
Canadá (guardia costera solamente);
(Port
Operations, Ship Movement)Internacional (operaciones portuarias,
1 vatio Canadá
movimiento de embarcaciones)
20A/1020
•
•
157.000
157.000
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
2020•
21
•
161.600
161.600
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
157.050
161.650
Port Operations, Ship MovementOperaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
21A/1021
157.050
157.050
U.S. (Government Only); EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente);
••
Canada (Coast Guard Only) Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
2021•
RX only
161.650
Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Solamente Guardacostas –
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
22
•
157.100
161.700
Port Operations, Ship MovementOperaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
22A/1022
• •
157.100
157.100
23
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•
•
157.150
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard Liaison and
Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts that
are announced on Channel 16
Enlace entre las guardias costeras estadounidenses
y canadienses, y difusión de información sobre
seguridad marítima anunciada por el canal 16
161.750Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Número
de canal
Frecuencia
Mapa de canales
USA
EE.UU.
Int’l
nternac
Power Limits
Frequency
Channel Map
Channel
Number
Canada Transmit
Canadá
23A/1023
•
2023•
Transm.
157.150
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Límites de potencia
Receive
Channel Use (English)
Recepción
157.150
Coast Guard Only Uso de canales (Español)
Solamente Guardacostas
Rx Only
161.750
Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Solamente Guardacostas –
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
24
25
2025
•
•
26
27
28
2028
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
157.200
161.800
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
157.250
161.850
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
•
•
•
•
157.300
161.900
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
157.350
161.950
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
157.400
162.000
Sea Tow ARC (Automated Radio Check)
RMCAR (Chequeo Automatizado de la Radio)
•
156.025
RX only
161.850Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB)
service by MCTS Canada
•
•
•
RX only
162.000 Safety: Continuous Marine Broadcast (CMB)
service by MCTS Canada
60
61
•
•
1061
•
160.625
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Seguridad: Transmisión Marítima Continua (CMB)
servicio por MCTS Canadá
Seguridad: Transmisión Marítima Continua (CMB)
servicio por MCTS Canadá
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.075
160.675
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
Port Operation, Ship Movement
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
156.075
156.075
Only); East Coast (Commercial Fishing)
Canadá (guardia costera solamente); Costa
occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
Canada (Coast Guard Only);
West Coast (Coast Guard
62
156.125
160.725
•
1062
156.125
156.125West Coast (Coast Guard Only); •
East Coast (Commercial Fishing) 63
156.175
160.775
•
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Costa occidental (guardia costera solamente);
Costa oriental (pesca comercial)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
63A/1063
156.175
156.175
Port Operations and Commercial, Operaciones portuarias y comerciales; VTS en
••
VTS in selected areas, Canada Tow Boats-BCC
áreas selectas, Barcos-BCC de la remolque
de Canadá
64
156.225
160.825
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator),Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
•
•
Port Operations, Ship Movement
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
1064•
156.225
156.225
U.S. (Government Only); EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales
Canada (Commercial Fishing)solamente); Canadá (pesca comercial)
65
156.275
160.875
•
65A/1065
••
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156.275
156.275
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Port Operations, Ship Movement
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
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Channel Assignments
Appendix
Número
de canal
Frequency
Channel Map
Channel
Number
Frecuencia
Mapa de canales
USA
EE.UU.
Int’l
nternac
Canada Transmit
Canadá
Transm.
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Power Limits
Límites de potencia
Receive
Channel Use (English)
Recepción
Uso de canales (Español)
66
156.325
160.925Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
•
Port Operations, Ship Movement
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
66A/1066
••
156.325
156.325Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
67
•
•
•
156.375
156.375
68
•
•
•
156.425
156.425Non-Commercial (Recreational)No comercial (recreativo)
69
•
•
•
156.475
.S. (Commercial). Used for bridge-to-bridge
U
communications in lower Mississippi River
(Intership Only); Canada (Commercial Fishing), S&R
U.S. (Non-Commercial, Recreational); Canada
156.475
(Commercial Fishing Only); International
(Intership, Port Operations, Ship Movement)
70
RX only
156.525Digital Selective Calling •
•
•
(Voice communications not allowed)
1 Watt USA
•
•
•
156.575
156.575
72
•
•
•
156.625
156.625
73
•
•
•
156.675
156.675
74
•
•
•
156.725
156.725
75
•
•
•
156.775
156.775
1 Watt 76
•
•
•
156.825
156.825
1 Watt 77
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•
•
156.875
156.875
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EE.UU. (no comercial, recreativo); Canadá
(pesca comercial solamente); Internacional
(comunicaciones entre embarcaciones,
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de
embarcaciones)
Llamadas selectivas digitales
(las comunicaciones verbales están prohibidas)
.S. and Canada (Non-Commercial, Recreational);
U
EE.UU. y Canadá (no comercial, recreativo);
International (Port Operations, Ship Movement)
Internacional (operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
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EE.UU. (comercial). Usado para comunicaciones
de puente de mando a puente de mando en la
parte baja del Río Misisipí (entre embarcaciones
solamente); Canadá (pesca comercial) (transmisión
y recepción)
Non-Commercial (Intership Only) No comercial (entre embarcaciones solamente)
.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial
U
EE.UU. (operaciones portuarias); Canadá (pesca
Fishing Only); International (Intership, comercial solamente); Internacional (comunicaciones
Port Operations, Ship Movement)
entre embarcaciones, operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
.S. (Port Operations); Canada (Commercial
U
EE.UU. (operaciones portuarias); Canadá (pesca
Fishing Only); International (Intership, comercial solamente); Internacional (comunicaciones
Port Operations, Ship Movement)
entre embarcaciones, operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones)
Port Operations (Intership Only)Operaciones portuarias
(entre embarcaciones solamente)
Port Operations (Intership Only)Operaciones portuarias
(entre embarcaciones solamente)
Port Operations (Intership only). Restricted to
Operaciones portuarias (entre embarcaciones
communications with pilots for movement and
solamente). Restringido a comunicaciones con
docking of ships.
pilotos para el movimiento y atraque de
embarcaciones.
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VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Appendix
Channel Map
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
Mapa de canales
USA
EE.UU.
Int’l
nternac
Frequency
Frecuencia
Canada Transmit
Canadá
78
•
••
78A/1078
1078•
2078•
79
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Transm.
Receive
Recepción
Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
Power Limits
Límites de potencia
Channel Use (English)
Uso de canales (Español)
156.925
156.925
161.525
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
156.925
Non-Commercial (Recreational)No comercial (recreativo)
156.925
156.925
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
161.525
161.525
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
156.975
161.575
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
movimiento de embarcaciones
156.975
156.975
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial Comercial (en los Grandes
••
79A/1079
only in Great Lakes) Lagos también no comercial)
1079•
156.975
156.975
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
2079•
161.575
161.575
Port OperationsOperaciones portuarias
Operaciones portuarias,
Port Operations, Ship Movement 80
•
157.025
161.625
movimiento de embarcaciones
157.025
157.025
Commercial (Also Non-Commercial Comercial (en los Grandes
••
80A/1080
only in Great Lakes)Lagos también no comercial)
81
157.075
161.675
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
•
movimiento de embarcaciones
81A/1081
157.075
157.075
U.S. (Government Only; Environmental EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente;
••
Protection Operations)operaciones de protección medioambiental)
157.125
161.725
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator), Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo),
•
82
Port Operation, Ship Movement
operaciones portuarias, movimiento de embarcaciones
157.125
157.125
U.S. (Government Only); Canada EE.UU. (entidades gubernamentales solamente);
••
82A/1082
(Coast Guard Only)Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
Port Operations, Ship Movement
Operaciones portuarias,
83
•
157.175
161.775
movimiento de embarcaciones
157.175
157.175
(Coast Guard Only)
Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
••
83A/1083
(Coast Guard Only)Canadá (guardia costera solamente)
RX only
161.775Coast Guard Only – Weather Broadcasts
Solamente Guardacostas –
2083•
Transmisiones Meteorológicas
84
157.225
161.825
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
•
•
•
85
157.275
161.875
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
•
•
•
86
157.325
161.925
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
•
•
•
87
157.375
157.375
Public Correspondence (Marine Operator)
Correspondencia pública (operador marítimo)
•
•
•
88
157.425
157.425
U.S. (Commercial).
EE.UU. (comercial).
•
•
•
Port Operations and VTS (International & Canada).
Operaciones Portuarias y VTS (Internacional y Canadá).
88A/1088
157.425
157.425
Commercial Intership only
Comercial entre embarcaciones solamente
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Appendix
VHF Marine
Channel Assignments
VHF Marine Channel Assignments (English)
NOTE
Many of the plain-numbered channels, such as 01, 02 and 03, transmit and
receive on different frequencies. This is termed duplex operation. The rest of
the plain-numbered channels (including 4 digit channels) and all of the
A channels, such as 01A, 03A and 04A, transmit and receive on a single
frequency, which is termed simplex operation. Your radio automatically adjusts
to these conditions. When in simplex operation, the A or 4 digits will appear on
the LCD (see illustration on page A2).
NOTE
All channels are preprogrammed at the factory according to international
regulations and those of the FCC (U.S.A.) and Industry Canada (Canada).
They cannot be altered by the user nor can modes of operation be changed
between simplex and duplex.
Asignación de canales de VHF para radiocomunicación marítima (Español)
Appendix
Weather Channel
Assignments
Weather Channel Assignments
Asignaciones de canales meteorológicos
Channel
Number
Número
de canal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
RX Frequency MHz
Frecuencia de recepción (MHz)
•
Weather Channel
Weather Channel
162.550
NOAA
162.400
NOAA
162.475
NOAA
162.425
NOAA
162.450
NOAA
162.500
NOAA
162.525
NOAA
161.650
Canada
161.775
Canada
163.275
NOAA
NOTA
Muchos de los canales de números simples, como 01, 02 y 03, transmiten
y reciben en diferentes frecuencias. A esto se le llama operación dúplex. El
resto de los canales de números simples (Incluyendo canales de 4 digitos)
y todos los canales A, como 01A, 03A y 04A, transmiten y reciben en una
sola frecuencia, a la que se le llama operación simple (simplex). Su radio
se ajusta automáticamente a estas condiciones. Cuando esté en operación
simple, el icono A ó los 4digitos aparecerán en la pantalla de cristal líquido
(vea la ilustración de la página A3).
NOTA
Todos los canales vienen programados previamente de fábrica conforme
a los reglamentos internacionales y a los de la FCC (EE. UU) e Industry Canada
(Canadá). No pueden ser alterados por el usuario, así como tampoco pueden
cambiarse los modos de operación entre simple y dúplex.
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Appendix
World City Time Zones
World City Time Zones
Warranty
•
In order to set correct local time as compared to different World City Time Zones,
enter the hour “offset” as listed below. The correct local time appears on the VHF for
Cities all over the world. See page 43 for setup information.
Warranty and Trademark
Limited 3-Year Warranty
•
For Products Purchased In The U.S.A.
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that its CobraMarine VHF radio, and the
component parts thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials
for a period of three years from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty
may be enforced by the first consumer purchaser, provided that the product is
utilized within the U.S.A.
Cobra will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option, defective radios,
products or component parts upon delivery to the Cobra Factory Service department,
accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase,
such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty
service, but the return charges will be at Cobra’s expense, if the product is repaired
or replaced under warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Longitudinal Zone
Offset
City
E172.50 to W172.50
-12
IDLW (International Date Line West)
W172.50 to W157.50
-11
Nome
W157.50 to W142.50
-10
Honolulu
W142.50 to W127.50
-9
Yukon STD
W127.50 to W112.50
-8
Los Angeles STD
W112.50 to W097.50
-7
Denver STD
W097.50 to W082.50
-6
Chicago STD
W082.50 to W067.50
-5
New York STD
W067.50 to W052.50
-4
Caracas
W052.50 to W037.50
-3
Rio de Janeiro
W037.50 to W022.50
-2
Fernando de Noronha
W022.50 to W007.50
-1
Azores Islands
W007.50 to E007.50 GMT
+0
London
E007.50 to E022.50
+1
Rome
E022.50 to E037.50
+2
Cairo
E037.50 to E052.50
+3
Moscow
E052.50 to E067.50
+4
Abu Dhabi
E067.50 to E082.50
+5
Maldives
E082.50 to E097.50
+6
Dhuburi
E097.50 to E112.50
+7
Bangkok
E112.50 to E127.50
+8
Hong Kong
Trademark Acknowledgement
E127.50 to E142.50
+9
Tokyo
E142.50 to E157.50
+10
Sydney
Cobra®, CobraMarine®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®, and the snake design are
registered trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
E157.50 to E172.50
+11
Solomon Islands
E172.50 to W172.50
+12
Auckland
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Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply:
1. To any product damaged by accident.
2. In the event of misuse or abuse of the product or as a result
of unauthorized alterations or repairs.
3. If the serial number has been altered, defaced, or removed.
4. If the owner of the product resides outside the U.S.A.
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Cobra
shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including,
without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations may not apply to you.
For Products Purchased Outside The U.S.A.
Please contact your local dealer for warranty information.
•
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
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Please call Cobra first! DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
See customer assistance on page A1.
If your product should require factory service, please call Cobra first before sending
your radio. This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair. You may
be asked to send your radio to the Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the
following to have the product serviced and returned:
1. For warranty repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a
mechanical reproduction or carbon of a sales receipt. If you send the original
receipt, it cannot be returned.
2. Send the entire product.
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the radio. Include a typed
or clearly printed name and address of where the radio is to be returned.
4. Pack radio securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the
original packing material.
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel
Service (UPS) or Priority Mail to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service,
Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, Illinois
60707 U.S.A.
6. If the radio is in warranty, upon receipt of your radio it will either be repaired
or exchanged depending on the model. Please allow approximately three (3)
to four (4) weeks before contacting Cobra for status. If the radio is out of
warranty, a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the repair
charge or replacement charge.
Customer Service
If you have any questions, please call 773-889-3087 for assistance.
PRECAUCIÓN
Antes de cortar, compruebe que no haya instrumentos o cables en el área
detrás de la superficie plana, que puedan resultar dañados durante el proceso.
•
Use esta plantilla suministrada para marcar y cortar el agujero en la superficie plana.
If you have any questions about operation or installing your
new CobraMarine VHF product, or if you are missing parts…
CAUTION
Before cutting, be sure the area behind the flat surface is clear of any
instruments or wires that might be damaged in the process.
Product Service
Use this supplied template to mark and cut an opening in the flat surface.
Product Service
Flush Mount Template / Plantilla para montaje empotrado
Customer Service
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