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NAUTICO1 (NT1)
Owner’s Guide
www.midlandradio.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS ………………………………………. 1
Introduction…………………………………………………….. 2
Important Notice, FCC Licensing…………………………... 3
LCD Display …………………………………………………….. 4
Controls …………………………………………………………. 5
Battery Installation ……………………………………………. 6
Installing the Belt Clip ………………………………………… 6
Charging the Optional Battery Pack ……………………….. 7
Operating Your Radio ………………………………………… 7-12
External Speaker/Microphone Jack ……………………….. 12
Troubleshooting Guide ……………………………………… 13
Use and Care ………………………………………………….. 13
Specifications and Frequency Charts …………………….. 13-16
Warranty Information ………………………………………… 17
MIDLAND Family of Products ………………………………. 17
Accessories ……………………………………………………. 18
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Welcome to the world of Midland electronics
Congratulations on your purchase of a high quality MIDLAND product. Your 2way radio represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech engineering. Designed for
VHF Marine Service operation, this compact package is big on performance. It is
a quality piece of electronic equipment, skillfully constructed with the finest
components. The circuitry is all solid-state and mounted on a rugged printed
circuit board. Your 2-way radio is designed to give you reliable and trouble-free
performance for years to come.
Features
- Marine Channels: 57 USA / 61 Canada / 57 International (grouped by area)
- eVOX
- Selectable CALL Tone
- Weather (WX) Band Receiver
- SCAN Function
- MONITOR Function
- Roger Beep Tone
- Key Pad Lock
- Power High / Power Low Settings
- Speaker / Microphone Jacks
- Battery Indicator
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions : (1) this device does not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this radio must accept any interference that may cause undesired
operation.
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, for body-worn
operation, this radio has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines
when used with Midland Radio Corp. accessories supplied or designated for this
product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF
exposure guidelines.
The Nautico1 operates on VHF Marine Radio Service frequencies, in compliance
with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements. Recreational
boaters are not currently required to have a Ship Radio License. The USCG
recommends that the boat’s registration number and state be used for the radio
call sign.
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FCC License
A ship station license is not required for any vessel traveling in U.S. waters which
is less than 20 meters in length. However, any vessel required to carry an HF
SSB radiotelephone or marine satellite terminal is required to have a ship station
license. FCC license forms can be downloaded at www.fcc.gov/forms. You may
also obtain a form from the FCC by calling (888) 225-5322.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Your Midland radio is designed to comply with the following national and
international standards and guidelines regarding exposure of human being to
radio frequency electromagnetic energy:
- United States Federal Communications Commission, Code of Federal
Regulations: 47 CFR part 2 sub-part J
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Institute of Electrical & Electronic
Engineers (IEEE) C95. 1-1992
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE) C95. 1-1999 Edition
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) of the
United States, Report 86, 1986
- International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1998
To control your exposure and ensure compliance with the general population or
uncontrolled environment exposure limits, transmit no more than 50% of the
time. The radio generates measurable RF energy exposure only when
transmitting.
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LCD DISPLAY
1. VOX – Indicates when eVOX mode is active.
2. TRANSMIT (TX) ICON – Indicates radio is transmitting a
signal.
3. LOW BATTERY ICON – Indicates battery level is low.
4. CHANNEL NUMBER – Changes from 1~88a on VHF
Marine band (1~10 on WX band).
5. USA/CAN/INT CHANNEL ICONS
6. KEY LOCK ICON – Indicates KEY LOCK mode is on.
7. WX BAND ICON – Indicates when the radio is in Weather
Band mode
8. TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL (Hi / LO) ICON – Indicates TX
Power setting.
9. RECEIVE (RX) ICON – Indicates radio is receiving a
transmission.
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CONTROLS
10. POWER/VOLUME KNOB – Turn clockwise to turn the power on and
increase the volume level. Turn counter-clockwise to decrease the volume level
and turn the power off.
11. PTT Button – Press and hold to transmit voice communication. Press twice
quickly to send a call tone.
12. CH 16 Button – Press to switch immediately to emergency channel 16.
Press and hold to switch to Channel 9.
13. MIC – Built-in microphone.
14. SPEAKER – Built-in speaker.
15. ANTENNA.
16. EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MIC JACK.
17. MENU Button – Press to access MENU mode. Press and hold to go to WX
Band Receiver mode.
18. MONITOR/SCAN Button – Press to enter SCAN mode. Press and hold to
enter MONITOR mode.
19. UP/DOWN Button – Make adjustments in MENU mode.
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BATTERY INSTALLATION
Your Nautico1 radio operates with either 4 AA alkaline batteries or an optional
NiMH battery pack. The belt clip should be removed (see below) to ease
installation or removal of the batteries.
To install the batteries:
1. With the back of the radio facing you, remove the belt clip (see diagram below)
for easy access, then remove the Battery Cover
by pressing down on the top center and sliding it down from the radio.
2. Insert 4 AA batteries observing the polarity as shown. Installing
the batteries incorrectly will prevent the radio from operating or
may damage the radio.
3. Return the battery cover by sliding it up on the radio. Replace the belt clip,
making sure it locks into place.
To install the BELT CLIP, slide the clip down into the slot on the back of the
radio until the BELT CLIP LATCH clicks. To remove the BELT CLIP, press the
LOCK TAB down, then gently pull the belt clip up toward the top of the radio.
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RECHARGEABLE BATTERY & CHARGER OPTION
Your Nautico1 is equipped for using an optional rechargeable NiMH battery pack
(not included) which can be recharged using an AC or DC charger (not included).
Initial charge time is 24 hours with a charge time of 8-12 hours thereafter. For
maximum battery life, we recommend charging the Nautico1 when the low
battery indicator comes on. Remove the radio from the charger when the charge
time expires.
To Charge Using Optional AC or DC Charger:
1. Place the rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack into the radio
2. Connect the AC adapter into an AC wall outlet
3. Insert the AC adapter plug (or DC Cigarette Lighter adapter if charging in
vehicle) into the charging jack on the side of the radio.
!
1. Only use Midland NiMH battery pack.
2. Do not attempt to charge alkaline batteries or any
batteries or battery packs other than the one indicated in
the manual. This may cause leakage and damage the
radio.
3. For long-term storage of the radio, turn the radio OFF
and remove the batteries from the radio.
OPERATING YOUR RADIO
POWER ON/OFF AND VOLUME
Rotate the POWER/VOLUME knob clockwise to turn the radio on and
increase the volume level. Rotate the control counter-clockwise to reduce the
volume level and to turn the radio off. During Power On, the radio will beep 3
times with different tones, the LCD will display a "self-test" message for 1
second and the LCD display will indicate the last selected channel.
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TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING
1. To transmit a call, hold the radio 2 to 3
inches from your mouth.
2. Press and hold the PTT button and speak in
a normal voice into the microphone. The TX
icon will appear continuously on the LCD
display while transmitting.
3. To receive a call, release the PTT button.
The RX icon will appear on the display when
your radio is receiving.
ABOUT RANGE
Your Nautico1 radio is designed to give you
maximum range under optimum conditions.
Optimum Conditions are:
• Over water
• Open rural areas without obstructions
• Flat areas where you can see the other person
To ensure you get maximum range:
• Be sure to use fresh or fully charged batteries – low batteries will cause low
power conditions
• Be sure the radio is set to high power
NAUTICO 1 QUICK REFERENCE CHART
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MONITOR
Pressing and holding the MONITOR button for 1 second will let you hear noise
so you can adjust the volume level of the radio when not receiving a signal. This
should be used to check activity on your current channel before transmitting.
Press and release the Monitor button for 1 second to get out of Monitor mode.
SCAN
Your Nautico1 can scan all channels for activity. To enter, quickly press the
SCAN button. Repeat the same procedure to exit. Your radio will rapidly scan
each of the channels and stop on any active channel for 5 seconds before
resuming scan. When you press the PTT button to transmit on an active channel,
the scanning function will stop and remain on the active channel. To resume
scanning, quickly press the
button.
INSTANT CHANNEL 16/9
Channel 16 (Distress Channel) is used for calling other stations or for distress
alerting. You must monitor Channel 16 while standing by. Channel 16 is only to
be used in emergency situations. You can also switch to Channel 9, the leisureuse call channel, without changing your normal channel by pressing and holding
the CH16 Button for 1 second. Pressing the CH16 button again returns the radio
to the normal channel setting
CALL TONE
Your Nautico1 can transmit a call tone for a fixed length of time. To send a call
tone, press the PTT button twice within ½ second. The TX icon will appear while
transmitting a call tone and a tone can be heard on the speaker for confirmation.
KEYPAD LOCK
To avoid accidentally changing the radio setting, press the MENU button 4 times
then press an up/down button to choose ON. The KEY LOCK icon will appear on
the display. PTT and CH 16 will still be active. To unlock the keypad, press the
MENU button once, then press the
button to choose OF.
DISPLAY ILLUMINATION
During Power on, the display illumination will activate for approx. 7 seconds. The
display illumination can also be activated when the MENU button is pressed.
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CHANNEL SELECTION:
Press the MENU button once, and then the
buttons to select one of the
channels. To confirm the selection, press the PTT button or press MENU again
to move to the next feature setting.
TRANSMIT (TX) POWER LEVEL SELECTION
The Nautico1 has 2 transmit power level settings. To select the power level on
channels press the MENU button two times, a “Pr” icon will appear blinking on
the display. Then press the
button to select TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL
icon (Hi / LO). The TX icon will be blank when Hi setting is selected. To confirm,
press the PTT button or press MENU again to move to the next feature setting.
eVOX (Hands-free Transmission)
Your Nautico1 has 2 eVOX level settings: (oF/1/2). To set eVOX, press the
MENU button three times. The display shows “eVOX” blinking while on the right
of the CHANNEL NUMBER display, an “oF” icon appears. Select “1” or “2” by
pressing the
buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU again to move
to the next feature setting.
eVOX will be more sensitive on the “2” setting than on the “1” setting.
To turn eVOX off, press the MENU button three times. The display shows "VOX"
blinking while on the right of the CHANNEL NUMBER display, a “1” or “2” icon
appears. Select "oF" by pressing the
buttons and push the PTT key, or
press MENU to move to the next feature setting.
ROGER BEEP (end of transmission) TONE
When the PTT button is released, the radio will beep to confirm to other users
that your transmission has finished. To turn the ROGER BEEP tone on, press
the MENU button until the display shows an "rb" icon while on the right of the
"rb" display, an "oF" icon appears. Select "on" by pressing the
buttons
and push the PTT key, or press MENU to move to the next feature setting.
To turn the ROGER BEEP tone off, press the MENU button until the display
shows an "rb" icon while on the right of the "rb" display, an "on" icon appears.
Select "oF" by pressing the
buttons and push the PTT key, or press MENU
to move to the next feature setting.
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USA/CAN/INT CHANNEL SELECTION
The Nautico1 channel selection can be changed to follow rules of USA, Canada,
or international rules. Press the MENU button until the current channel icon
(USA, CAN , INT) flashes. Select a different channel list by pressing the
buttons until the desired icon appears. Press the PTT key or press MENU to
confirm.
CALL TONE SELECTION
Your Nautico1 has 3 user-selectable CALL TONES. To select, press the MENU
button six times, so a "CA" icon appears and to the right of the "CA" icon the
current CALL TONE setting is displayed. Then press the
buttons to make
the CALL TONE selections− the radio will emit a corresponding tone for each
selection. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU to move to the next
feature setting.
WEATHER (WX) BAND RECEIVER
Your Nautico1 has a WEATHER (WX) BAND RECEIVER function, to enable
user to receive weather alert/reports from designated NOAA stations. To turn the
WEATHER (WX) RECEIVER on, press and hold the MENU button for 3
seconds. The current WX CHANNEL and WX BAND icon will appear on the
display. Press the MENU button and the
buttons to select one of the 10 WX
BAND channels. To confirm, press the PTT button or press MENU to move to
the next feature setting. To turn the WEATHER (WX) RECEIVER off, press and
hold the MENU button for 3 seconds. The current radio setting will be displayed
and the WX BAND icon will go off.
WEATHER (WX) ALERT
Your Nautico1 has a WEATHER (WX) ALERT function, to enable user to
automatically receive weather alert from designated NOAA stations. To turn the
WEATHER (WX) ALERT on, press the MENU button twice while in WX Band.
The display shows “AL”, while on the right an “oF” icon appears blinking.
Select “on” by pressing the
buttons. To confirm, press the PTT button or
press MENU. The radio will return to WX BAND and the WX BAND icon will
continue blinking. If the radio receives a WX ALERT signal from a designated
NOAA station while on MARINE Band, the radio will beep for 10 seconds while
an “AL” and “In” icon appear on the display, after which will automatically go to
WX BAND. If any button is pressed during beeping while on MARINE Band, the
radio will automatically go to WX BAND.
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To turn the WEATHER (WX) ALERT off, press the MENU button twice while in
WX Band. The display shows “AL”, while on the right an “on” icon appears
blinking. Select “of” by pressing the
buttons. To confirm, press the PTT
button or press MENU.
EXTERNAL SPEAKER/MICROPHONE JACK
Your Nautico1 can be used with an optional external speaker/microphone or
headset, freeing your hands for other tasks. To use an optional / speaker /
microphone or headset:
· Insert the plug(s) into the SPK/MIC jacks
· Place the earbud into your ear, and adjust the mic into desired position.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
No Power
SOLUTION
Check battery installation and/or replace batteries
Cannot Receive Messages
Confirm the radios have the same channel settings.
Make sure that you are within range of the other transceivers.
Buildings and other structures may interfere with your
communication.
Radio is not responding to button
presses
See ABOUT RANGE on Page 8
Make sure keypad lock is not on. See "Keypad Lock" (Page 11).
Radio might need to be reset. Turn radio off then on again.
Display is dim
Recharge or replace batteries.
Charger not functioning
Contacts on the back of the radio may require cleaning.
Ensure the outlet where the charger is plugged into is
functioning properly.
Check that the battery pack is installed in the radio properly.
USE AND CARE :
1. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the radio
2. Do not use alcohol or cleaning solutions to clean the radio.
3. Do not immerse the radio in water.
4. Use a soft damp cloth to clean the radio
5. Dry the radio with dry lint-free cloth if the radio gets wet.
6. Turn off the radio and remove the batteries during long-term
storage.
If you have a problem which you believe requires service, please call first
and speak with a service technician. Many problems can be remedied over
the phone without returning the unit for service.
SPECIFICATIONS
Channels 57 US, 61 CAN, 57 INT10 Weather (WX) Band Channels
Operating Frequency VHF 156.025 ~ 162.550 MHz
Power Source 4 AA Alkaline or 6.0V Rechargeable NiMH battery pack
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FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)
Channel Number
INT
CAN
01
01
US
01A
02
03
04
02
03
04A
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
05A
06
05A
06
07A
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
07A
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
16
17
15
16
17
.
TX
RX
Mode
Note
156.050
156.050
156.100
156.150
156.200
156.200
156.250
156.250
156.300
156.350
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.800
156.850
160.650
156.050
160.700
160.750
160.800
156.200
160.850
156.250
156.300
160.950
156.350
156.400
156.450
156.500
156.550
156.600
156.650
156.700
156.750
156.750
156.800
156.850
D
S
D
D
D
S
D
S
S
D
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
R
S
S
156.900 161.500
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18A
18A
19A
20*
19A
20
20A
21A
21B
21A
19
20
Frequency MHz
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156.900 156.900
156.950
156.950
157.000
157.000
157.050
157.050
-
161.550
156.950
161.600
157.000
161.650
157.050
161.650
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D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
R
*
*
INT CAN US
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
60
157.100
22A 22A 157.100
157.150
23
23A 157.150
24
24 157.200
25
25 157.250
26
26 157.300
27
27 157.350
28
28 157.400
61A
62
62A
63
63A
64
64A
65
65A 65A
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
66A* 66A
67
67
68
68
69
69
70
70
71
71
72
72
73
73
74
74
77*
RX
Mode
161.700
157.100
161.750
157.150
161.800
161.850
161.900
161.950
162.000
D
S
D
S
D
D
D
D
D
156.025 160.625
60
61
64
TX
77*
156.075
156.075
156.125
156.125
156.175
156.175
156.225
156.225
156.275
156.275
156.325
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.775
156.825
156.875
160.675
156.075
160.725
156.125
160.775
156.175
160.825
156.225
160.875
156.275
160.925
156.325
156.375
156.425
156.475
156.525
156.575
156.625
156.675
156.725
156.775
156.825
156.875
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Note
D
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
S
S
S
R
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
**
*
*
INT CAN US
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
TX
RX
156.925 161.525
Mode
D
78A 78A 156.925 156.925
S
156.975
79A 79A 156.975
157.025
80A 80A 157.025
157.075
81A 81A 157.075
157.125
82A 82A 157.125
157.175
83
83A 83A 157.175
84
84 157.225
85
85 157.275
86
86 157.325
157.375
87
157.375
157.425
88
88A 157.425
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
D
D
D
S
D
S
161.575
156.975
161.625
157.025
161.675
157.075
161.725
157.125
161.775
157.175
161.825
161.875
161.925
161.975
157.375
162.025
157.425
Note
S= Simplex
D= Duplex
*= obligatory low transmission power of 1 Watt
**= classified to DSC communications
(Nautico1) WEATHER (WX) RECEIVER FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)
CH. No CH. Freq.
CH. No CH. Freq.
1
162.550
6
162.500
2
162.400
7
162.525
3
162.475
8
161.650
4
162.425
9
161.775
5
162.450
10
163.275
Channels 8,9 and 10 are designated Canadian Marine Frequencies
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Midland Radio Corporation will repair or replace, at its option without charge, any
Midland VHF MARINE transceiver which fails due to a defect in material or
workmanship within Three Years following the initial consumer purchase. This
warranty does not apply to water damage, battery leak or abuse.
This warranty does not include any carrying cases, earphones or antennas,
which may be a part of or included with the warranted product or the cost of labor
for removal or re-installation of the product in a vehicle or other mounting.
Performance of any obligation under this warranty may be obtained by returning
the warranted product, freight prepaid, along with proof of purchase to:
Midland Radio Corporation
Warranty Service Department
5900 Parretta Drive
Kansas City, MO 64120
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights,
which vary from state to state. Note : The above warranty applies only to
merchandise purchased in the United States of America or any of the territories
or possessions thereof or from a U.S. Military exchange.
MIDLAND Family of Products
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- 1 Mount Holder
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