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    - --- -- ------ unidE!ne HH979XL Handheld Marine VHF Radio ~elsfra Sea phone Compatible Product unldE!ne OPERATING MANUAL UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PlY. LTD 345 Princes Highway, Rockdale, NSW 2216 Ph (O2)599 3100 FAX (O2)599 3278 i J ,.... ---- - b I+t 878XL unIden . g .c: t Cl» CD CD CD cm CDCDCDCBD <D(])Q)cm aD CD (J)([ID[...]

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    , -. -- -..-- ----. =cc =c.--_._- i i . Please read this Operating Guide carefully before operating this radio Safety Information DO NOT operate the transmitter of any radio equip- ment with the antenna touching or close to the eyes, face, or exposed body parts. DO NOT let children operate any transmitter-equipped radio equipment. Have your radio[...]

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    "," ' - - " " " -" Table of Contents Introduction 2 Important 2 Warning 2 Feature Highlights 3 Unpacking 4 Optional Accessories 4 Controls and Indicators 5 Top Indicators and Display 5 Front Controls 7 Side Controls and Connectors , 8 Getting Started 9 Antenna "... 9 Battery Information 9 Operation 10 Receive[...]

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    J --.- J ~- - -- ..- ---.---.----- Introduction Congratulations! You've chosen the Uniden HH979XL for your Handheld Marine VHF Radio. The HH979XL has been engineered to exact marine specifications for reliable, dependable operations. This Radio gives you the full complement of all Australian and International channels, Seaphone Channel Access,[...]

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    J - -- -------- - Feature Highlights ." Australian and International VHFRadio Telephone Channels Includes a full complement of Marine VHF FM frequencies. Ten Weather Channels For vital weather information. Sea phone System Access Fitted with DTMF keypad and unique Seaphone ID, fully compatible with TELSTRA's National Seaphone System. Auto[...]

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    ...,-,--' i - --,""",-----,-----, I '"" - UNPACKING """ Carefully check the package contents against this list: . Uniden HH979XL Handheld Marine Radio . Flexible Antenna . AC Adaptor/Charger . Standard Nickel-Cadmium Battery Pack . Belt Clip . Wrist strap . This Operating Guide with Seaphone Registr[...]

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    J --- ------------- Controls and Indicators ANTENNA Connection LCD Display TXlBUSY Indicator LED DUAL WATCH Switch CHANNEL UP Switch ON/OFFVOLUME Control INSTANT CH16 CHANNEL DOWN Switch Switch TOP INDICATORS AND DISPLAYS Antenna Connector - Connect the flexible antenna to this TNC port. WARNING: Do not use any other antenna other than the one supp[...]

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    - ---- h- ------- LCD Display - The liquid crystal display (LCD) has several indicators that show the current operating mode. The two digits at the right show the current selected channel. The smaller displays show which features are enabled. DW ft 88 INT WX - LOW SCN Note: Weather (WX) Channel Service is not available in Australia. i j I I J HH979[...]

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    - ---- - ----------- FRONT CONTROLS Antenna Built-In Speaker - Audio Output Built-In Microphone - Speak into the microphone when transmitting. Speaker Jack - Connect optional external speaker here. Microphone Jack - Connect optional external microphone here. DTMF Keypad - Used when entering DTMF data, such as an access code or telephone number. Or [...]

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    ._~ .---- -. SIDE CONTROLS and CONNECTORS MONITOR SWitch P1T (Push-to- Talk) SWItch TX POWER HI/LO SWitch Battery Pack Release Button AC Adaptor! Charger Jack Battery Pack Release Button - To remove the Battery Pack, push up on the release button and slide the Battery Pack away from the radio. Monitor Switch - Press to set the Auto-squelch feature [...]

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    ~--~~-~ --~ --- - ---- GETTING STARTED Antenna To attach the antenna to the TNC connector on top of your radio, press down and rotate the antenna base clockwise until it seats firmly into place. Battery Information The HH979XL comes with a standard rechargeable Ni-Cd Battery Pack. An optional heavy duty rechargeable Ni-Cd battery pack is also avail[...]

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    1- , - ,--"" -. . .- .. _h -.., "', .-.-.- .' ... OPERATION RECEIVE 1. Turn the unit ON by rotating the Volume control clock- wise. Channel 16 should appear on the LCD Display. (Power On Channel default) 2. Press the UP or DOWN switch to select the desired channel. 3. Press the monitor switch. (Auto-squelch turns OFF) 4. Ro[...]

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    [- I _'.h - -. ... - - "- - Instant Channel 16 Communications To access Instant Channel 16 Communications, press CH16. This overrides the channel selected with the UP! DOWN Key or any scanning activity. The Channel Display will indicate the unit is on Channel 16. To deactivate Instant Channel 16 Communications, Press CH16 again to release[...]

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    ""~~.- ~ --- TRANSMITTING When the unit is shipped from the factory, the transmitter power is set for 1 Watt (Factory default). Thus, at initial Power ON the LOW indicator will appear on the LCD Display, indicating 1 Watt Power. To switch to the High (5 Watts) position. Press the HI/LOW switch. The LOW indicator will disappear on the LCD [...]

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    -- -,,-- - "- - 1 ~ I --"" -- - I - - - - --- -,- SPECIAL FEATURES The HH979XL represents the most advanced DTMF Marine Transceiver Radio ever designed for use in the Maritime Radio Telephone Service. Built to be fully compatible with Australia's Auto Seaphone Network, you will be able to make and receive calls in your boat with[...]

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    ._- DTMF CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Q) . HH979XL. unIden c: 0 .c: t Q) Cl) 10) TO [9] [*) [#) [CL] [RC] [ST] [LN] TX LED (Red) LCD Display HH979XL - - - CD CD CD cm CD CD CD cm CD CD CD IS!) Ci)(IDC!)a:B) CD CD CD (ID CD([)CD~ CDCDCDCW m CD CID (bID : NUMERIC Keys; Press to select telephone numbers and enter special codes and functions. : ASTERISK Key;[...]

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    j = -~ Seaphone OPERATION VESSEL TO SHORE OPERATION AUTOMATIC DIALLING PROCEDURE . Select a free Seaphone channel appropriate to your location (refer to coverage map or Seaphone Directory from Telstra if necessary), listen to the channel and ensure there are no calls in progress. . Dial the required telephone number on the keypad Including the rele[...]

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    <: -~"... r 1""-"".._,~, "," " ~._. ,_. SHORE TO SHIP SEMI-AUTO CALLS AND AUTO RADIO CHECK To verify that your radio is in range, working OK and to determine if there are any outstanding Seaphone calls for your vessel, you can "Interrogate" the system via an idle Seaphone Channel at any time and [...]

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    "333" REPEATER MODE SEAPHONE CALLS Vessels outside the range of direct inter-ship VHF communi- cations can make extended range (up to 10 times greater) ship-to-ship calls by using Seaphone stations as talk- through repeaters. And the first 20 seconds is free. 1. Choose the Seaphone channel which you know the other vessel(s) is monitoring [...]

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    This will be followed on air by an automatic voice announce- ment declaring" Attention all ships, emergency call received, please stand by for Sydney Radio". The Seaphone channel you are using will also be automati- cally switched to "talk through repeater mode". This means that your signals are instantly rebroadcast from the VH[...]

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    I '-., ~ee.. ~~ - ~ - MEMORY DIALLING You can store up to 10 telephone numbers into memory . Each telephone number can be up to 30 digits long. STORING A TELEPHONE NUMBER INTO MEMORY To store a number into memory. do the following: . Press [ST] key. Note that the LCD Display is flashing. (as shown) ..,~::. "..,.. . Enter the desired telep[...]

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    LAST NUMBER RE-DIALLING Often you may dial a subscribers telephone number that is BUSY or engaged. This added feature is very useful where HH979XL stores into a buffer the Last Telephone Number you have dialled. There is no need for you to enter the complete phone number again and again. . Press [LN] Key. . Press Asterisk [*] Key to transmit automa[...]

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    ~.-.- . ! r-- REGISTRATION To access Australia's Automated Seaphone Service, simply complete the accompanying registration form located at the back page of this guide. Send it to the designated address listed on this form. An annual access/registration fee of AUS$50.00 currently applies. This will be billed to you by TELSTRA Mobile Satellite a[...]

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    ~- SERVICE Should you find it desirable or necessary to have service performed on your HH979XL, you are urged to contact the Uniden Dealer from whom you made your purchase. Your Uniden Dealer will be able to assist you with complete service information. If you require service that is within the terms of your warranty you should present a copy of yo[...]

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    --- -'-- Care and maintenance Your HH979XL is a predsion piece of electronic equipment and you should treat it accordingly. Due to the rugged design, very little maintenance is required. However, a few precautions should be observed: . If your radio has been accidentally subjected to spray or splash, you should immediately wipe it down with a [...]

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    VHF FM MARINE RADIOTELEPHONE CHANNELS AND FUNCTIONS (AUSTRALIAN CHANNELS) HH979XL Page 24 --- --- ---- -- --- -' r I ----- CHNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE SHIP SHIP USE DESlG SHIP SHORE TRAFAC TO SHIP TO SHORE 01 156.050 160.650 PublicCorresp No Yes 1el 02 156.100 160.700 PublicCorresp No Yes 1el 03 156.150 160.750 Public Corresp No Yes 1el 04 156.[...]

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    ~~.~~ ..-' - -- ___0 -----.. VHF FM MARINE RADIOTELEPHONE CHANNELS ANDFUNCTIONS (INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS) Page 25 HH979XL -. -. '. - ,-- CHANNEL FREQUENCY (MHz) TYPE SHIP SHIP USE DESlG SHIP SHORE TRAFFIC TOSHIP TOSHORE WXO - 163.275 Weather RX Only RX Only Weather WX1 - 162.550 Weather RX Only RX Only Weather WX2 - 162.400 Weather RXOnly [...]

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    :<: SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL Channels Frequency Control Controls Status Indicator Channel Display Buttons Connectors Size Weight Power Requirements Antennallmpedance Microphone Speaker Operating Temperature Range Shock and Vibration SMA Approvals TRANSMITTE R Power Output Modulation Hum and Noise Audio Distortion Spurious Suppression Frequency Ran[...]

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    I ( RECEIVER Frequency Range Sensitivity Circuit Squelch Sensitivity Spurious Response Adjacent Channel Selectivity Audio Power Output IF Frequencies -- - - = - - ._~ : 156 to 163 MHz : 0.5 ~V (at 12dB SINAD or better) : Dual Conversion Super Heterodyne PLL : 1.6 ~V Max. : 60dB Min. : 60 dB Min. : 500 mW Typical : 1st IF 21.4 MHz 2nd IF 445 k[...]

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    I I I I I .'" "'_""~='~""..~- -. -- _..~= '--~,>,-- WARRANTY Uniden HH979XLHandheld Marine Radio Australian 1 Year Warranty Note: Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of warranty WARRANTOR: Uniden Australia Pty. Limited ACN 001 865498 ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to th[...]

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    <: r I I I r"'"'~'= '-- '-";.- . -- - ~~-=-. ~ I I I I I Seaphone Registration Form I Please complete and return this form immediately to: I I I I I I I I Customer's Name I Billing Address I Post Code I I Phone Number I Type/Model/VHF Radio I Radio Call Sign I I Vessel Name I Vessel Type I Seaphone ID[...]

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    I I I - =""'=~"'"'-'~~ UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 345 PrincesHighway,Rockdale,NSW 2216 Ph (02) 599 3100 FAX (02) 599 3278 UTUDO1855ZA .~- '-- --= Printed in the Philippines ---" r i i ..1 I I 1,1 'I ! i i , I ! I I I i I - ~_. - . - - -.--.---. ---- r --.... ---.--[...]