Understanding VHF Marine Radios Why you should choose Uniden Marine Radios

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Understanding Scanners How do they work? Uniden scanners use modern microprocessors that enable the unit to scan and monitor hundreds of channels per second and store thousands of channels. The most advanced units can decode complex radio systems such as trunked and APCO-25 digital transmissions.

Why do people use Scanners? Scanners offer a simple way to typically monitor communications of emergency services, fire, ambulance, CB radios, aircraft and more. They can also provide access to alternative radio stations such as ethnic or community radio. What is a Scanner? A scanner is a radio receiver that can automatically scan or tune to two or more frequencies, stopping when it locates a signal on one of them. Generally, scanners cover nonbroadcast radio bands, enabling the user to listen to a wide range of communications transmitted over public airways.

Who uses Scanners? Scanners are ideal for many people including CB Enthusiasts, Emergency Services, Journalists, Volunteer Services, Tow Truck Industry, Aeronautical Enthusiasts, Community Groups, Security Services and Truck Drivers.

Why you should choose Uniden Scanners... Wide Range of Models – Choose from 100 channel scanners through to desktop clock radio scanners and even the very latest Digital 6000 channel scanners.

Frequency Ranges

Mode

530kHz - 1700 kHz

AM Radio Broadcasting

Bearcat Technology – Uniden’s world recognised advanced scanning receiver technology uses the finest engineering, integrated circuits and microprocessors to deliver outstanding performance.

25.0000 - 88.0000 MHz Citizen Band, Amateur Band, VHF Low Band

Digital Scanners – Monitor the latest advanced APCO 25 digital transmissions from police and other emergency services when the transmissions are not encrypted. Remote Head – A Remote head enables a handheld to be used as an in-car scanner or an in-car scanner to be remotely mounted. Close Call™ RF Capture Technology – Enables the scanner to immediately detect and tune to nearby transmissions. Ideal for use for example, at sporting events, when the frequency being used is unknown. Pre-Programmed Service Searches – Simply search pre-programmed channels of the Police, Railroad, Air, Marine, UHF CB and AM CB. Trunktracker III & IV – Follow conversations that switch channels on commercial trunking radio systems.

88.0000 - 107.9000 MHz

108.0000 - 174.0000 MHz Aircraft Band, Land Mobile, Amateur Band, VHF High Band 174.0000 - 224.9500 MHz

TV Broadcasting

225.0000 - 399.9500 MHz

Aircraft ILS, Defence Allocation

400.0000 - 512.0000 MHz Land Mobile, Amateur Band, UHF Band 764.0000 - 776.0000 MHz

UHF Band Broadcasting

794.0000 - 806.0000 MHz

UHF Band Broadcasting

806.0000 - 956.0000 MHz Trunking Band, Fixed and Mobile Services 1240.0000 - 1300.0000 MHz Radiolocation, Radio Navigation, Space Research, Amateur Band

Please note: All features do not apply to all models.

Understanding VHF Marine Radios

Why you should choose Uniden Marine Radios... Waterproof or Splashproof – Choose the waterproof level to suit your Marine application.

What is a Marine Radio? Marine radios have a wide variety of uses including recreational communication between vessels, collision avoidance, summoning rescue services, and communicating with harbours and marinas. Handheld units are for portable communication and are ideal in a lifeboat or emergency situation as they have their own power source and are water or splash proof. What power levels are available? Transmission power switches between 1 and 25 Watts for Mobile units. For Handheld units power is switchable from 1 to 5 Watts.

Triple Watch Mode – Monitors Emergency Channel 16 and 9 while at the same time allowing you to listen to another selected channel. One Touch Emergency Channel 16 – One touch access to the international calling and distress channel 16. Ergonomic and Rugged Design – Engineered and designed in Japan specifically for rugged Australian and New Zealand conditions. Backlit Keys and Display – Clear visible operation in all weather conditions.

FM Broadcasting

UBCD996T-RH96

Scanners Uniden Scanners listen to a wide range of communication being transmitted over public airways. Uniden Scanners are specifically designed and developed for the Australian and New Zealand market.

These receivers can offer: • A simple way to monitor activity by the emergency services, CB radios, aeronautical channels and a lot more • Access to alternative radio stations – such as ethnic or community radio Ideal for many people including CB Enthusiasts, Emergency Services, Journalists, Volunteer Services, Tow Truck Industry, Aeronautical Enthusiasts, Community Groups, Security Services and Truck Drivers.

Desktop/In-Car Digital

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D  esktop/In-Car Digital Scanner – DIN Size 6  000 Dynamically Allocated Memory Locations S  pecifically Customised for the Australian and New Zealand Market C  lose Call™ RF Capture Technology T  runktracker IV™ A  PCO 25 Digital Capability D  ual Colour LCD and Keypad M  ulti-Site Trunking G  PS Support: Location Based Scanning, Point of Interest GPS Alert, GPS Display Modes P  re-Programmed Service Searches (Police, UHF CB Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast)

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1  00 Quick Key System Access S  canner Frequency: 25-512 MHz, 764-776 MHz, 794-806 MHz, 806-956 MHz, 1240-1300 MHz. P  C Programmable

Includes: 1xUBCD996T Digital Scanner, 1xRemote Control Head Accessory UBC-RH96, 1xTelescopic Antenna, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xDC Power Cord, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 1xDIN-E Sleeve, 1xRemote PC to Scanner Cable, 1xPC Interface Software, 1xScanner Frequency CD. Note - The UBCD996T-RH96 can only listen to and receive unencrypted digital systems.

UBCD396T-RH96 Handheld Digital / / / / / / /

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6000 Dynamically Allocated Memory Locations Specifically Customised for the Australian and New Zealand Market Ultra Compact Design Close Call™ RF Capture Technology Trunktracker IV™ APCO 25 Digital Capability Pre-Programmed Service Searches (Police, UHF CB Radio, Marine, Railroad, Air, CB Radio, Racing, TV Broadcast, FM Broadcast) 100 Quick Key System Access Scanner Frequency Range: 25-512 MHz, 764-776 MHz, 794-806 MHz,  806-956 MHz, 1240-1300 MHz DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode PC Programmable

Includes: 1xUBCD396T Digital Scanner, 1xRemote Control Head Accessory UBC-RH96, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 3xNiMH Rechargeable Batteries, 1xBNC/SMA Adaptor, 1xRemote PC to Scanner Cable, 1xWrist Strap, 1xBelt Clip, 1xPC Interface Software, 1xScanner Frequency CD.

UBC-RH96

Note - The UBCD396T-RH96 can only listen to and receive unencrypted digital systems.

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F  ull Remote Control for UBCD996T and UBCD396T C  ontrols all Functions – including Volume and Squelch B  acklit Display and Keypad S  pecial Key Function – The Remote Head has 3 Special Keys that the User can assign useful operations

Includes: 1xUBC-RH96, 1x3 metre Data Cord, 1xCigarette Lighter/Power Cord, 1xMounting Kit.

Allows you to immediately lock onto nearby transmissions. If someone transmits nearby, the scanner immediately detects and tunes in to the transmission. Ideal for use at events when the frequency being used is unknown.

UBC93XLT

UBCT-9

Handheld Scanner /

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 Scanner Frequency Range: 25-88 MHz, 108-174 MHz, 400-512 MHz, 806-956 MHz 200 Channels 8 Bands Ultra Compact Design Close Call™ RF Capture Technology Frequency Searching: Program Search, Chain Search, Direct Entry Search, Frequency Skip Pre-Programmed Service Search (Analogue Police, Railroad, Air, Marine, UHF CB, AM CB) Channel Scanning Backlit LCD Display

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Desktop/In-Car Unit Size: 51mm (H) x 177mm (W) x 154mm (D) Scanner Frequency Range: 25-512 MHz, 806-956 MHz, 1240-1300 MHz 250 Channels 12 Bands Trunktracker III Close Call™ RF Capture Technology Frequency Searching: Band Search, Turbo Search, Lockout Search, Frequency Skip, Data Skip

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 Pre-Programmed Service Search (Analogue Police, Railroad, Air, Marine, UHF CB, AM CB) Channel Scanning PC Programmable

Includes: 1xUBCT-9 Scanner, 1xTelescopic Antenna, 1xWindow Mount Antenna, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xDC Power Cord, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 1xAustralian Scanner Frequency CD, 1xUBCT-9 Software CD.

Includes: 1xUBC93XLT Scanner, 1xAustralian Scanner Frequency CD, 1xEarpiece Microphone, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 1xAC Adaptor, 2xNiMH Rechargeable Batteries.

UBC73XLT

UBC340CRS

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 canner Frequency Range: 25-88 MHz, 108–174 MHz, S 400-512 MHz 100 Channels 7 Bands Ultra Compact Design Close Call™ RF Capture Technology Frequency Searching: Program Search, Chain Search, Direct Entry Search, Frequency Skip Pre-Programmed Service Search (Analogue Police, Railroad, Air, Marine, UHF CB, AM CB) Channel Scanning Backlit LCD Display Requires 3xAA Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (not included)

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Includes: 1xUBC73XLT Scanner, 1xAustralian Scanner Frequency CD, 1xEarpiece Microphone, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord.

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Optional Accessories available for UBC93XLT and UBC73XLT CL-72

AAD92S

LC-092

Cigarette Lighter Power Cord

AC Charger

Soft Carry Case

 esk top Scanner D Size: 81mm (H) x 209mm (W) x 178mm (D) Ideal for Ethnic or Community Radio Scanner Frequency Range: 530kHz to 1700kHz, 25 – 50.745 MHz, 70 – 174 MHz, 400 – 512 MHz 100 Analogue Channels 9 Bands plus TV Audio Broadcast*: 9 Bands of designated frequencies plus analogue audio channels for TV CH 0 -10 (Australian model) and TV CH 1-11 (New Zealand model) AM/FM Radio and TV Audio Broadcast: Store up to 30 preset broadcast channels (10 AM and 20 FM/TV) Clock/Alarm with Snooze Channel Lockout/Frequency Lockout Priority Channel Duplicate Channel Alert Channel Memory Scanning

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Pre-Programmed Service Searches (Analogue Police, Railroad, Air, Marine, UHF CB, AM CB) Backlight LCD Display Key Touch Tone Memory Back Up Low Battery Alert

*TV Broadcast and Service Search frequencies differ between Australian and New Zealand models.

Includes: 1xUBC340CRS Scanner, 1xTelescopic Antenna, 1xAM Loop Antenna, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xAustralian Scanner Frequency CD.

Marine

ATLANTIS 260

Uniden’s marine products offer outstanding performance. They are durable enough to take anywhere and are ideal for all boating and marine applications. They have an extended range and crystal clear clarity. So when it really counts and you need to depend on your marine radio, you can depend on Uniden.

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 esigned and Engineered in Japan D Ergonomic and Rugged Design with Metal Alloy Casing 1W/5Watt Maximum TX Output Power Ultra Compact Design Waterproof* Back-Lit LCD Display and Keypad Triple Watch Mode Priority Channel Startup (Channel 16) One-Touch Emergency Channel 16 Programmable Memory Scan International Channels Table-Top Drop-In Charger (can also be wall-mounted) Auto Battery Save Keypad Lock

Includes: 1xVoyager VHF Marine Radio, 1xSpeaker Microphone, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 1xDrop-in Charger and Mounting Screws, 1xRechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack, 1xBeltclip, 1xWrist Strap.

13 hrs

Includes: 1xAtlantis 260 VHF Marine Radio, 1xSpeaker Microphone, 1xCradle and Mounting Screws, 1xNiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, 1xAlkaline Battery Case, 1xAC Adaptor, 1xCigarette Lighter Cord, 1xBelt Clip, 1xWrist Strap.

Waterproof VHF Marine Radio /

D  esigned and Engineered in Japan E  rgonomic and Rugged Design 5  Watts Maximum TX Output Power S  plashproof* Backlit  LCD Display and Keypad T  riple Watch Mode O  ne Touch Emergency Channel 16 P  rogrammable Memory Scan International Channels A  uto Battery Save K  eypad Lock

* Splashproof: Certified to meet the world standard JIS4 level. All accessories including speaker microphone are not splashproof.

12 hrs *W  aterproof: Certified to meet the world standard JIS7 waterproof level. All accessories including speaker microphone are not waterproof.

Optional Accessories available for VOYAGER and ATLANTIS 260 Standard Quality

Commercial Quality * The LC-075 Soft Carry Case suits the Voyager only.

SM-078

EM-078

LC-075*

SM-075CQ

EM-078CQ

HM-078CQ

Speaker Microphone

Earpiece Microphone

Soft Carry Case

Speaker Microphone

Rubber Ear Hook

Speaker Headset

Range Overview

Specifications

VHF Marine Key Features

A.S.C. Technology • Output Power 5 Watts Waterproof Splashproof • Backlit LCD • Backlit Keypad • Triple Watch Mode • One Touch Emergency Channel 16 • International Channel • Priority Channel Startup (Ch 16) Programmable Memory Scan Function • Auto Battery Save • Keypad Lock • Design Ergonomic and Rugged Power Source AC Adaptor, NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack, Cigarette Lighter Cord, 6xAA Alkaline batteries. (not included)

UHF Transceivers 5 Watts / Waterproof

3 Watts / Waterproof

2 Watts

2 Watts

UHF Transceivers Key Features uh036sx-2 uh043sx-2 uh049sx-2 uh065sx-2 uh073sx uh078sx A.S.C. Technology Maximum Output Power

UH073SX

1 Watts

1 Watts

UH065SX

UH065SX-2

0.7 Watts

0.5 Watts

0.5 Watts











0.7W

1W

2W

3W

5W

40

40

40

40

40

40

Digital Coded Squelch









D+Booster – Extreme Distance Booster













Range Extender (Duplex) Capability













Long Life Super Switch











VOX Hands Free Capability











Waterproof





Interference Eliminator CTCSS











Calling Tones









Compact Design













Backlit LCD Display

















Number of Channels

UH078SX

• 0.5W

Backlit Keypad

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Auto Battery Save













Extra RX Channels Scanning – All Channels

UH049SX-2

UH049SX

UH043SX-2

UH036SX-4

UH036SX-2

UHF Mobiles and AM CB Mobile E-DIN Size / Remote Speaker Microphone

E-DIN Size

Compact / Remote Speaker Microphone

UH500SX

UHF & Scanner / Detachable Head

















Scanning – Group (With Priority Watch)









Scanning Memory











Battery Level Indicator













Channel – Busy Lockout Function











Roger Beep











Keypad Lock











Rotary Squelch





Monitor



AM Mobile

















3+kms

4+kms

6kms

10+kms

12kms

15kms

Operating Time – up to

30hrs

25/14hrs

55/30hrs

55/30hrs

15hrs

15hrs

4xAAA Alkaline 3xAAA Alkaline 3xAAA Alkaline 1xLithium Ion 2xLithium Ion Batteries (not included) Batteries (not included) Batteries (not included) Rechargeable Battery Rechargeable Battery or NIMH (included) or NIMH Battery Pack or NIMH Battery Pack Pack (included) Pack (included) (included) (included)

Receiving (RX) Indicator













Transmitting (TX) Indicator













Built-in Headset Jack











• 5 Watts • • • • • • • • • • Ergonomic and Rugged AC Adaptor, Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack, Cigarette Lighter Cord.

UBCD396T-RH96

Scanner Frequency 25-512 MHz,764-776 MHz 794-806 MHz, 806-956 MHz 1240-1300 MHz Channels 6000 Bands 14 Desktop / In-Car Trunk Tracker IV • APCO 25 • Dynamic Allocated Memory • Backlit LCD • Backlit Keypad • Multi-Site Trunking GPS Support Close Call RF Capture Technology • Frequency Searching • Max. Search Speed 110 Steps / sec Power Source AC Adapter, 3xNiMH Rechargeable Batteries Keypad Lock • Pre-Programmed Service Searches • Alpha Tagging • DCS/CTCSS Rapid Decode • 6000 Allocated Channels • More Features See website

UBCD996T-RH96

25-512 MHz, 764-776 MHz 794-806 MHz, 806-956 MHz 1240-1300 MHz 6000 14 • • • • Dual Colour Dual Colour • • • • 140 Steps / sec AC Adaptor, DC Cord, Cigarette Lighter Cord • • • • • See website

Please note CH 22 + 23 are used for telemetry and telecommand applications, voice communications are not permitted on these channels and transmission is prohibited.

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UHF Mobiles Key Features

UH015SX

PRO530XL

UH012SX+1

Digital Scanners Digital / Remote Head

Digital / Remote Head

UBCD396T-RH96

UBCD996T-RH96

100 Channels

Remote Head

UBC-RH96

VHF Marine

Conventional Scanners 200 Channels

Key Features



Range – up to

Power Source 3xAAA Alkaline Batteries (not included)

UH400SX

UH400SX-RM

Mobile + Handheld Pack







Voyager

Digital Scanners

60 CH (450-512MHz)

Scanning – Open

Auto Squelch

Also includes Standard Microphone

Also includes Standard Microphone UH500SX-RM

Compact

#

Speaker Microphone Capable

Atlantis 260

250 Channels

Clock Radio/Scanner

5 Watts / Waterproof

5 Watts / Splashproof

Conventional Scanners UH012SX+1

UH015SX

A.S.C. Technology • • Output Power 5 Watts 5 Watts Number of Channels 40# 40# Digital Coded Squelch (DCS) • Interference Eliminator CTCSS • • Dual Function UHF & Scanner Range Extender Duplex Capability • • Backlit Keypad and LCD • Remote LCD Speaker Microphone Capable External Speaker Jack • • Mounting – Remote or in dash • TX Indicator • • Scanning Receiver Functions Channels 60 Extra RX CH Frequency Search 400-512MHz Memory Scan Functions • Channel Scan • • Scanning Group (with Priority Watch) • Scanning Open • • Size Mobile/ Mobile/ Compact Compact User Programmable SELCALL Built In VOX Circuitry Built-in • Roger Beep • Calling Tone Instant Channels • • Analogue/Auto Squelch Analogue Analogue VOX Handsfree Capable •

UH0400SX-RM^

UH0500SX-RM^

• 5 Watts 40# • •

• 5 Watts 40# • •

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40 Extra RX CH (450-512MHz)

40 Extra RX CH (450-512MHz)

• • • • Mobile/ Compact

• • • • Mobile/ E-DIN Size

• • • • • • • • Analogue/Auto Squelch Analogue/Auto Squelch • •

Key Features

UBC73XLT

UBC93XLT

UBCT-9

UBC340CRS

Scanner Frequency 25-88 MHz, 108-174 MHz, 25-88 MHz, 108-174 MHz, 25-512 MHz, 806-956 MHz, 530-1700 kHz, 25-50.745 MHz, 400-512 MHz 400-512 MHz, 806-956 MHz 1240-1300 MHz 70-174 MHz, 400-512 MHz Channels 100 200 250 100 Bands 7 8 12 9 AM/FM Radio & TV Audio Broadcast • Trunk Tracker III • Backlit LCD • • • • Backlit Keypad • Close Call RF Capture Technology • • • Frequency Searching • • • Clock Alarm with Snooze • Max. Search Speed 140 Steps/sec 140 Steps/sec 150 Steps/sec 110 Steps/sec Power Source 2xAA Alkaline or NiMH AC Adapter, 2xNiMH AC Adaptor, DC Cord, AC Adapter batteries (not included) Rechargeable Batteries Cigarette Lighter Cord Keypad Lock • • Channel Lockout/ Frequency Lockout • Duplicate Channel Alert • • • Pre-Programmed Service Searches • • • • Clone • Memory Backup • • • • Low Battery Alert • • • • More Features See website See website See website See website

Scanner Frequencies/Repeater Stations

^ Also available in UH400SX and UH500SX with Standard Handheld Microphone only. # Please note CH 22 + 23 are used for telemetry and telecommand applications, voice communications are not permitted on these channels and transmission is prohibited.

To view Australian Scanner Frequencies and Repeater Station Locations please visit our website at www.uniden.com.au & www.uniden.co.nz

Operating time (in hours) based on 5% transmitting, 5% receiving and 90% waiting

UBC93XLT

UBC73XLT

UBCT-9

UBC340CRS

VOYAGER

ATLANTIS 260

All specifications are subject to change without notice. See Uniden website for any changes. www.uniden.com.au www.uniden.co.nz

Key

mode with low output power and alkaline batteries. If there are 2 numbers displayed

Typical range in

(for eg. 38/26hrs) the first number is based on low output power and alkaline

km (line of sight).

batteries and the second number is the operating time with the battery pack supplied.