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    A TLANTIS 250 Owner ’s Manual[...]

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    Contents Controls and Indicators ..................................................................... 2 LCD display ...................................................................................... 3 Warning! .............................................................................................. 4 Ni-MH Battery Pack Warning ...........[...]

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    2 1 Antenna 2 Belt Clip 3 Adaptor Jack 4 Battery 5 Battery Release Clip 6 PTT (Push to Talk) Key 7 Triple Watch Button ( TRI ) 8 Lock Button ( LOCK ) 9 TX Power Button ( 1/5W ) 10 Microphone 11 Speaker MIC (Optional) Jack 12 Volume/Power Knob ( VOL ) 13 Squelch Knob ( SQ ) 14 LCD Display 15 Memory Button ( MEM ) 16 Scan Button ( SCAN ) 17 Channel U[...]

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    3 A Transmit Indicator B TX Power Indicator C Channel Number Display D Memory Indicator E Scan Indicator F Battery Indicator G Triple Watch Indicator H Key Lock Indicator F H BC A D E G LCD Display[...]

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    Warning! •The ATLANTIS 250 is splashproof only when the antenna, rub- ber caps (adaptor jack and speaker mic jack) and the battery are properly attached. • Do not operate the transmitter of any radio equipment unless all the Radio Frequency (RF) connectors are secure and any open connectors are properly terminated. • Do not operate the transm[...]

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    Introduction The ATLANTIS 250 is a splashproof, portable two-way VHF trans- ceiver. It is compact, lightweight, rugged and fits easily in your hand. This handheld VHF marine radio will give you consistent, outstand- ing performance in virtually all conditions and situations. To ensure that you get the most from the ATLANTIS 250’s fea- tures, plea[...]

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    Technical Support and Service Your Uniden dealer can provide you with sales assistance and information. If your marine radio does not perform properly, follow the troubleshooting tips in the back of this operating guide. The radio contains no user-serviceable parts. Unauthorized adjustment will cause illegal radio operation. Be sure that a qualifie[...]

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    Included in Your Package Cradle Beltclip Wrist Strap Rechargeable Battery Alkaline Battery Case (attached to the ATLANTIS 250) AC Adaptor DC Adaptor A TLANTIS 250 Antenna Owner's Manual/ Printed Material Mounting Screws 7[...]

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    Getting Started Mounting the Cradle Mount the Cradle to either a counter or wall. To counter: Attach the Cradle using the mounting screws and wash- ers as follows. To wall: Apply the Cradle to the wall and insert the two mounting screws into the larger holes of the Cradle Push down the Cradle until it is firmly seated. When you remove the Cradle fr[...]

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    Using the Alkaline Battery Case When needed, you can use the battery case with AA Alkaline bat- teries (not included) instead of the rechargeable battery pack. 3 Replace the battery case cover as follows until it clicks into place. Attaching the Beltclip 1 Hold the beltclip in the direction as illustrated. 2 Apply it to the hanger piece on the back[...]

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    Charging the Battery Pack Your marine radio is powered by a specially designed Ni-MH bat- tery pack. • Before operating the ATLANTIS 250 , charge the Ni-MH battery pack for 16 hours without interruption with the Adaptor. 1 Place the ATLANTIS 250 in the Cradle. Make sure your radio is OFF. 2 Plug one end of the AC adaptor into the wall outlet and [...]

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    Operation See Controls and Indicators (page 2) for button, knob, and key positions. When you turn On your ATLANTIS 250 just after purchasing, it is automatically tuned to channel 16 frequency for distress, safety, and calling. When you press any button (except PTT and LOCK key), a short tone sounds. Turning On the Unit and Setting Squelch 1 Before [...]

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    Selecting a Channel 1 Turn On your ATLANTIS 250 . 2 To select a higher channel, press the s button. 3 To select a lower channel, press the t button. • To change the channel continuously, press and hold the s or t button for more than 1 second. One-touch Channel 16/9 Example: While you are monitoring channel 20, you want to check channel 16 or cha[...]

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    Triple Watch Triple Watch mode monitors channels 16 and 9 for a signal while you listen to the currently selected channel. The marine radio checks channel 16 and 9 for activity every 2 seconds. 1 To select Triple Watch mode, press the TRI button. TRIPLE appears on the dis- play. 2 To exit from Triple Watch, press the TRI button. TRIPLE disappears. [...]

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    Programming a Channel into Memory Before using the scanning feature, you have to program channels into memory. 1 Select the channel to enter into memory by pressing the s or t button. 2 Press the MEM button for two seconds to store the channel. MEM appears on the display. 3 Press shortly and successively the MEM button to move into the memorized ch[...]

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    Deleting a Channel from Memory 1 Select the channel to delete from memory by pressing the s or t button. 2 Press the MEM button for two secons. MEM disappears from the display. Scanning 1 To begin scanning the programmed channels, press the SCAN button. SCAN and TRIPLE appear on the display. 2 To stop scanning, press the SCAN button once more. SCAN[...]

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    Transmitting 1 Transmission power can be set to either 5W or 1W. Press the 1/5W button to make the change, then the 5W or the 1W indicator on the display changes accordingly. 2 To transmit, press and hold the PTT (push- to-talk) key. TX appears on the display. 3 To return to receive, release the PTT key. TX disappears from the display. • If the P[...]

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    Battery Indicator When the unit is On, battery power is always indicated on the display. When the battery is fully charged, the battery indicator appears as follows: When the battery is nearly discharged, the battery indicator appears as follows: • When the battery indicator drops to the blinking 1-mark level on the display, the radio will receiv[...]

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    Marine Channels - International Channel Frequency (MHz) Traffic Type Ship to Ship to Permanent Desig Transmit Receive Ship Shore Scan List 01 156.050 160.650 Duplex Yes Yes 02 156.100 160.700 Duplex Yes Yes 03 156.150 160.750 Duplex Yes Yes 04 156.200 160.800 Duplex Yes Yes 05 156.250 160.850 Duplex Yes Yes 06 156.300 156.300 Yes No 07 156.350 160.[...]

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    Channel Frequency (MHz) Traffic Type Ship to Ship to Permanent Desig Transmit Receive Ship Shore Scan List 65 156.275 160.875 Duplex Yes Yes 66 156.325 160.925 Duplex Yes Yes 67 156.375 156.375 Yes No 68 156.425 156.425 Yes Yes 69 156.475 156.475 Yes Yes 70 RX Only 156.525 71 156.575 156.575 Yes Yes 72 156.625 156.625 Yes No 73 156.675 156.675 Yes [...]

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    Optional Parts and Replacement Accessories 20 Cradle Ni-MH Battery Mounting Screws AC Adaptor DC Adaptor A nt e nna Wrist Strap Beltclip Alkaline Battery Case[...]

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    Specifications General Freq. Control PLL Freq. Tol. Transmit 1.5 PPM (at 25  C) Receive 1.5 PPM (at 25  C) Oper. Temp. D15  C to +55  C Antenna Flexible Whip Microphone Built-in Electret type Display Liquid Crystal Display Speaker 8 0 Ω , 1 Watt Power Source Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery Pack 7.2V 1350 mAh Size (without antenna) 5.8 (H) x[...]

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    Troubleshooting Not enough range Cause: Line of sight blocked Increase antenna height. Will not transmit on 5 watt range but will transmit on the 1 watt range. Cause: Low voltage Recharge or replace the batteries. Will not transmit while charging. Cause: Low voltage The radio is not designed to transmit while charging. DC or AC adaptor does not sup[...]

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    Warranty UNIDEN ATLANTIS 250 MARINE RADIO One Year Limited Warranty Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for warranty service. Warrantor: Uniden Australia Pty Limited A.B.N. 58 001 865 498 Uniden New Zealand Limited Warranty only available in original country of purchase. ELEMENT OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original retail o[...]

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    ©2007 Uniden Australia Pty Limited, Uniden New Zealand Limited. Printed in China. UTZZ01620ZB(0)[...]