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Vhf Marine Transceiver

 

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
iC- m59
VHF MARINE TRANSCEIVER
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
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If your vessel requires assistance, contact other vessels and
the Coast Guard by sending a distress call on channel 16.
Or, transmit your distress call using digital selective calling on
channel 70 (the optional UX-120
DSC UNIT
must be installed).
USING CHANNEL 16
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
1. "MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY"
2. "THIS IS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - " (name of vessel)
3. Your call sign or other indication of the vessel
(AND 9-digit DSC ID if you have one).
4. "LOCATED AT - - - - - - - - - - " (your position)
5. The nature of the distress and assistance re-
quired.
6. Any other information which might facilitate the
rescue.
USING DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (ch 70)
(UX-120 required)
DISTRESS CALL PROCEDURE
1. Push and hold [16
EMER
] for 5 sec. until you
hear 5 short beeps change to one long beep.
2. Then, push [PTT] to transmit the call.
3. Wait for an acknowledgment from a coast sta-
tion.
When received, channel 16 is automatically selected.
4. Push and hold [PTT], then transmit the appro-
priate information as at left.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ..................................................i
TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................................................... ii
IMPORTANT ...................................................................... iii
CAUTIONS.......................................................................... iii
1 OPERATING RULES ..................................................... 1
2 PANEL DESCRIPTION ............................................ 2 5
I Front panel ................................................................. 2
I Microphone ................................................................. 3
I Function display .......................................................... 4
3 BASIC OPERATION .............................................. 6 11
I Power ON ................................................................... 6
I Channel selection ....................................................... 6
I Receiving .................................................................... 8
I Transmitting ................................................................ 9
I Scan function ............................................................ 10
I Call channel programming ........................................ 11
I Display backlighting .................................................. 11
4 DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING ......................... 12 18
I General ..................................................................... 12
I Distress call transmission ......................................... 13
I All ships call transmission ......................................... 14
I Individual call transmission ....................................... 15
I Receiving DSC calls ................................................. 16
5 SET MODE ........................................................... 19 21
I Entering SET mode .................................................. 19
I SET mode items ....................................................... 19
6 CONNECTIONS AND MAINTENANCE .............. 22 27
I Unpacking ................................................................ 22
I Additional requirements ............................................ 22
I Connections .............................................................. 23
I Mounting the transceiver .......................................... 24
I Dimensions ............................................................... 25
I Antenna .................................................................... 26
I Fuse replacement ..................................................... 26
I Cleaning ................................................................... 26
I Optional unit installations .......................................... 26
7 TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................ 28
8 VHF MARINE CHANNEL LIST ................................... 29
9 SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................... 30
10 OPTIONS ................................................................... 31
WHEN INSTALLING THE DSC UNIT
NEVER
transmit a distress call when your vessel does not
need immediate help. Distress calls can be used only in times
of emergency.
AVOID
using or placing the transceiver in direct sunlight or
in areas with temperatures below 20C (4F) or above
+60C (+140F).
DO NOT
operate the transceiver without running the ves-
sel's engine. When your vessel's engine is OFF and the
transceiver is transmitting, the vessel's battery will soon be-
come exhausted.
KEEP
the transceiver out of the reach of children.
KEEP
the antenna cable and DC power cable as far away
as possible from electrical pumps, generators and other elec-
tronic instruments to prevent instrument malfunctions.
KEEP
the transceiver and microphone at least 1 meter
away from your vessel's magnetic navigation compass.
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IMPORTANT
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
carefully and com-
pletely before using the transceiver.
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL--
This in-
struction manual contains important operating instructions for
the IC-M59.
YOU MUST HAVE
a DSC vessel ID in order to oper-
ate the optional DSC functions of the transceiver. See your
Dealer for details.
CAUTIONS
RWARNING NEVER
connect the transceiver to an
AC outlet. This may pose a fire hazard or result in an electric
shock.
RWARNING HIGH VOLTAGE! NEVER
touch
the antenna or an internal antenna connector during trans-
mission. This may result in an electric shock or a burn.
NEVER
connect the transceiver to a power source of more
than 16 V DC. This connection will ruin the transceiver.
OPERATING RULES
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D Priorities
Read all rules and regulations pertaining to priorities and
keep an up-to-date copy handy. Safety and distress calls
take priority over all others.
You must monitor channel 16 when you are not operating
on another channel.
False or fraudulent distress calls are prohibited under law.
D Privacy
Information overheard but not intended for you cannot law-
fully be used in any way.
Indecent or profane language is prohibited.
D Radio licenses
SHIP STATION LICENSE
When your craft is equipped with a VHF FM transceiver, you
must have a current radio station license before using the
transceiver. It is unlawful to operate a ship station which is not
licensed.
Inquire through your dealer or the appropriate government
agency for a Ship-Radiotelephone license. This license in-
cludes the call sign which is your craft's identification for radio
purposes.
OPERATOR'S LICENSE
A restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit is the license
most often held by small vessel radio operators when a radio
is not required for safety purposes.
The Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit must be
posted near the transceiver or be kept with the operator. Only
a licensed radio operator may operate a transceiver.
However, non-licensed individuals may talk over a transceiver
if a licensed operator starts, supervises, ends the call and
makes the necessary log entries.
A current copy of the applicable government rules and regu-
lations is only required to be on hand for vessels in which a
radio telephone is compulsory. However, even if you are not
required to have these on hand it is your responsibility to be
thoroughly acquainted with all pertinent rules and regulations.
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