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HX760S

Floating Marine Transceiver with Bluetooth®

Owner’s Manual

HX760S

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

RF EXPOSURE SAFETY STATEMENT ..................................................................

4

FCC AND CANADA RADIO LICENSE INFORMATION ........................................

5

FCC NOTICE .............................................................................................................

6

1.

GENERAL INFORMATION ..................................................................................

7

 

1.1

INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................

7

2.

ACCESSORIES ....................................................................................................

8

 

2.1

PACKING LIST ...........................................................................................

8

 

2.2

OPTIONS ....................................................................................................

8

3.

ABOUT THIS RADIO ..........................................................................................

9

 

3.1

ABOUT THE VHF MARINE BAND .........................................................

9

4.

GETTING STARTED ..........................................................................................

10

 

4.1

BATTERIES AND CHARGERS ...............................................................

10

5.

CONTROLS AND INDICATORS .......................................................................

14

 

5.1

CONTROLS AND SWITCHES ................................................................

14

 

5.2

INDICATORS ............................................................................................

18

6.

BASIC OPERATION ..........................................................................................

20

 

6.1

PROHIBITED COMMUNICATIONS .........................................................

20

 

6.2

INITIAL SETUP ........................................................................................

20

 

6.3

RECEPTION .............................................................................................

20

 

6.4

TRANSMISSION .......................................................................................

21

 

6.5

USA, CANADIAN, AND INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS .......................

22

 

6.6

SIMPLEX/DUPLEX CHANEL USE .........................................................

22

 

6.7

KEYPAD LOCKING ..................................................................................

22

 

6.8

NOAA WEATHER CHANNELS ...............................................................

23

 

6.9

PRESET CHANNELS (0 ~ 9): INSTANT ACCESS ................................

24

 

6.10

MEMORY SCAN ......................................................................................

25

 

6.11

PRIORITY SCAN .....................................................................................

26

 

6.12

DUAL WATCH ..........................................................................................

27

 

6.13

TRIPLE WATCH .......................................................................................

27

 

6.14

EMERGENCY (CHANNEL 16 USE) .......................................................

28

 

6.15

CALLING ANOTHER VESSEL (CHANNEL 16 OR 9) ..........................

29

 

6.16

OPERATING ON CHANNEL 13 .............................................................

30

 

6.17

OPERATING ON CHANNEL 67 .............................................................

30

 

6.18

MEASURING WATER TEMPERATURE .................................................

30

 

6.19

ENABLING S.O.S STROBE OPERATION .............................................

31

7. BH-2 Bluetooth® HEAD SET OPERATION .......................................................

32

 

7.1

PAIRING ....................................................................................................

32

 

7.2

CONTROLS AND SWITCHES ................................................................

33

 

7.3

OPERATION .............................................................................................

34

8.

MENU (“SET”) MODE ........................................................................................

36

9.

MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................................

40

 

9.1

GENERAL .................................................................................................

40

 

9.2

REPLACEMENT PARTS ..........................................................................

40

 

9.3

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART ................................................................

41

10. VHF MARINE CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT ........................................................

42

11. WARRANTY ........................................................................................................

48

12. INSTALLATION OF OPTIONS ..........................................................................

51

 

12.1

FBA-38 ALAKLINE BATTERY CASE .....................................................

51

13. SPECIFICATIONS ...............................................................................................

52

 

13.1

GENERAL .................................................................................................

52

 

13.2

TRANSMITTER ........................................................................................

52

 

13.3

RECEIVER ................................................................................................

53

 

13.4

Bluetooth® .....................................................................................................................................

53

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Congratulations on your purchase of the HX760S! Whether this is your first portable marine VHF transceiver, or if you have other STANDARD HORIZON equipment, the STANDARD HORIZON organization is committed to ensuring your enjoyment of this high performance transceiver, which should provide you with many years of satisfying communications even in the harshest of environments. STANDARD HORIZON technical support personnel stands behind every product sold, and we invite you to contact us should you require technical advice or assistance.

We appreciate your purchase of the HX760S, and encourage you to read this manual thoroughly, so as to learn and fully understand the capabilities of the

HX760S.

NOTE

Water resistance of the transceiver is assured only when the battery pack is attached to the transceiver and MIC/SP cap is installed in the

MIC/SP jack.

WARNING

This radio is capable of transmitting on Marine VHF.

The FCC allows the use of VHF Marine band on water areas only. However the FCC does not allow the use of the VHF Marine band when on land. If persons use the VHF Marine Band on land and interfere with others communicating, the FCC will be notified and search for the interference. Responsible parties found to be transmitting on the VHF Marine Band on land could be fined up to $10,000 for the first offense.

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RF EXPOSURE SAFETY STATEMENT

SAFETY INFORMATION

Your wireless handheld portable transceiver contains a low power transmitter. When the Push-to-Talk (PTT) button is pushed, the transceiver sends out radio frequency (RF) signals. In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission adopted RF exposure guidelines with safety levels for hand-held wireless devices.

This device is authorized to operate at a duty factor not to exceed 50% (this corresponds to 50% transmission time and 50% reception time).

WARNING: To maintain compliance with the FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this transmitter and its antenna must maintain a separation distance of at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your face. Speak in a normal voice, with the antenna pointed up and away from the face at the required separation distance.

If you use a headset accessory for this radio, with the radio worn on your body, use only the Vertex Standard belt clip for this transceiver, and ensure that the antenna is at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) from your body when transmitting.

Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage the transmitter, and may violate FCC regulations.

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FCC AND CANADA RADIO LICENSE INFORMATION

Standard Horizon radios comply with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Industry-Canada requirements that regulate the Maritime Radio Service.

MARITIME STATION LICENSE

An FCC ship station license is no longer required for any vessel traveling in U.S. waters which uses a VHF marine radio, RADAR or EPIRB, and which is not required to carry radio equipment. However, any vessel required to carry a marine radio on an international voyage, carrying a HF single side band radiotelephone or marine satellite terminal. FCC license forms, including applications for ship (605) and land station licenses can be downloaded via the Internet at www.fcc.gov/Forms/Form605/605.html. To obtain a form from the FCC, call (888) 225-5322.

MARINE RADIO CALL SIGN

Currently the FCC does not require recreational boaters to have a Ship Radio Station License. The USCG recommends the boats registration number and the state to be used.

CANADIAN SHIP STATION LICENSING

You may need a license when traveling in Canada. If you do need a license contact their nearest field office or regional office or write:

Industry Canada

Radio Regulatory Branch

Attn: DOSP

300 Slater Street

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada, KIA 0C8

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FCC / INDUSTRY CANADA INFORMATION

The following data pertaining to the transceiver is necessary to fill out the license application.

VHF Transceiver

 

FCC Type Accepted: ...........................................................................

Part 80

Output Power with FNB-V99LI: ............

1.0/2.5/5.0/6.0 W (Low/Mid/High/Nor)

Emission: .........................................................................................

16K0G3E

Frequency Range: ...................................................

156.025 to 163.275 MHz

FCC Type Number: ..................................................................

K6630323X30

Industry Canada Type Approval: ...........................................

511B-30323X30

Bluetooth® Unit (Built-in)

 

FCC Type Accepted: .........................................................................

Part 15C

Output Power: ...............................................................................

0.00056 W

Emission: .........................................................................................

16K0G3E

Frequency Range: .............................................................

2402 to 2480 MHz

FCC Type Number: ..................................................................

K660F434X10

Industry Canada Type Approval: ...........................................

511B-0F434X10

FCC NOTICE

Unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void compliance with FCC Rules. Any change or modification must be approved in writing by STANDARD HORIZON, a Marine Division of VERTEX STANDARD.

NOTICE

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

yIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.

yConnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

yConsult the dealer or an experienced marine electronics technician for help.

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1.GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1INTRODUCTION

The HX760S is a Submersible Floating 6-Watt portable two way marine transceiver. The transceiver has all allocated USA, International, or Canadian channels. It has emergency channel 16 which can be immediately selected from any channel by pressing the [16/9] key. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather channels can also be accessed immediately by pressing the [WX] key.

The HX760S includes the following features: Memory Scanning, Priority Scanning, NOAA Weather Alert, Battery Saver, easy-to-read large LCD display, EEPROM memory back-up, Battery Life displayed on LCD, and a transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT).

The HX760S transmitter provides a full 6 Watt of transmit power and also is selectable to 5, 2.5, and 1 Watt to assist the user in ensuring maximum battery life.

In addition, the HX760S can communicate your voice and receiving signal between the BH-2 Bluetooth® Head Set and the transceiver.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Vertex Standard Co., Ltd. is under license.

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2.ACCESSORIES

2.1PACKING LIST

When the package containing the transceiver is first opened, please check it for the following contents:

yHX760S Transceiver

yCAT460 Antenna

yFNB-V99LI 7.4 V, 1150 mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack

yCD-39 Charger Cradle for HX760S

yNC-88B 120VAC Wall Charger for CD-39

yBH-2 Bluetooth® Head Set

yCD-40 Charger Cradle for the BH-2

yNC-85B 120VAC AC Adapter for CD-40

yE-DC-19A DC Cable with 12 V Cigarette Lighter Plug for CD-39

yCLIP-19 Belt Clip

yOwner’s Manual

2.2OPTIONS

CMP460

Speaker/Microphone

MH-73A4B

Speaker/Microphone

MH-57A4B

Mini Speaker/Microphone

VC-24

VOX Headset

VC-27

Earpiece/Microphone

CN-3

Radio-to-Ship’s-Antenna

 

Adapter

CD-39

Charger Cradle

FNB-V99LI

7.4 V, 1150 mAh Li-Ion

 

Battery Pack

FBA-38

Alkaline Battery Case

BH-2

Bluetooth® Head Set

CD-40

Charger Cradle for the

 

BH-2

NC-85B/C/UÚ AC adapter for the CD-40

E-DC-19A

DC Cable with 12 V Ciga-

 

rette Lighter Plug

NC-88B/C/UÚ AC Wall Charger for the

 

FNB-V99LI

E-DC-6

DC Cable; plug and wire only

Ú: “B” suffix is for use with 120 VAC (Type-A plug), “C” suffix is for use with 230 VAC (Type-C plug), and “U” suffix is for use with 230 VAC (Type-BF plug).

Note: Before operating the HX760S for the first time, it is recommended that the battery be charged. Please see section “4.1.3 BATTERY CHARGING” for details.

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3.ABOUT THIS RADIO

3.1ABOUT THE VHF MARINE BAND

WARNING

The radio frequencies used in the VHF marine band lie between 156 and 158 MHz with NOAA Weather stations available between 161 and 163 MHz. The marine VHF band provides communications over distances that are essentially “Line of sight” Actual transmission range depends much more on antenna type, gain and height than on the power output of the transmitter. On a fixed mount 25 W radio transmission expected distances can be greater than 15 miles, for a portable 6 W radio transmission the expected distance can be greater than 5 miles in “Line of sight”.

The user of a Marine VHF radio is subject to severe fines if the radio is used on land. The reasoning for this is you may be near an inland waterway, or propagation anomalies may cause your transmission to be heard in a waterway. If this occurs, depending upon the marine VHF channel on which you are transmitting, you could interfere with a search and rescue case, or contribute to a collision between passing ships. For VHF Marine channel assignments refer to page 42 section 10.

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4. GETTING STARTED

If the radio has never been used, or its charge is depleted, it may be charged by connecting the CD-39 Charger Cradle with the NC-88B battery charger, as shown in the illustration. If 12V DC power is available, the optional E-DC-19A DC Cable with 12 V Cigarette Lighter Plug or the optional E-DC-6 DC Cable may be used for charging the battery. The NC-88B, E-DC-19A, and E-DC-6 will charge a completely discharged FNB-V99LI battery pack in about 8 hours.

4.1 BATTERIES AND CHARGERS

The FNB-V99LI is a high performance Li-Ion battery providing high capacity in a compact package.

CAUTION

To avoid risk of explosion and injury, FNB-V99LI battery pack should only be removed, charged or recharged in non-hazardous environments.

4.1.1 BATTERY SAFETY

Battery packs for your transceiver contain Li-Ion batteries. This type of battery stores a charge powerful enough to be dangerous if misused or abused, especially when removed from the transceiver. Please observe the following precautions:

DO NOT SHORT BATTERY PACK TERMINALS: Shorting the terminals that power the transceiver can cause sparks, severe overheating, burns, and battery cell damage. If the short is of sufficient duration, it is possible to melt battery components. Do not place a loose battery pack on or near metal surfaces or objects such as paper clips, keys, tools, etc. When the battery pack is installed on the transceiver, the terminals that transfer current to the transceiver are not exposed. The terminals that are exposed on the battery pack when it is mounted on the transceiver are charging terminals only and do not constitute a hazard.

DO NOT INCINERATE: Do not dispose of any battery in a fire or incinerator. The heat of fire may cause battery cells to explode and/or release dangerous gases.

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Battery Maintenance

For safe and proper battery use, please observe the following:

yBattery packs should be charged only in non-hazardous environments;

yUse only STANDARD HORIZON-approved batteries;

yUse only a STANDARD HORIZON, (a Marine Division of VERTEX STANDARD) approved charger. The use of any other charger may cause permanent damage to the battery.

yFollow charging instructions provided with the chargers.

yKeep the battery contacts clean.

Battery Storage

Store the batteries in a cool place to maximize storage life. Since batteries are subject to self-discharge, avoid high storage temperatures that cause large self-discharge rates. After extended storage, a full recharge is recommended.

Battery Recycling

DO NOT PLACE USED BATTERIES IN YOUR REGULAR TRASH!

LI-ION BATTERIES MUST BE COLLECTED, RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANNER.

The incineration, land filling or mixing of Li-Ion batteries with the municipal solid waste stream is PROHIBITED BY LAW in most areas.

Return batteries to an approved Li-Ion battery recycler. This may be where you purchased the battery.

Contact your local waste management officials for other information regarding the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of Li-Ion batteries.

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4.1.2 BATTERY INSTALLATION / REMOVAL

1.To install the battery pack, insert the battery pack into the battery rest on the bottom of the transceiver, then turn the Battery Pack Lock to the “LOCK” position with a coin.

2.To remove the battery pack, turn the transceiver off, open the Battery Pack Lock on the bottom of the transceiver, then slide out the battery from the transceiver.

NOTE

The battery lock must be set to “LOCK” position to ensure water integrity and from the battery coming loose.

BELT CLIP INSTALLATION / REMOVAL

INSTALLATION

Install the Belt Clip as shown below.

REMOVAL

Pulling the Belt Clip toward up (c) while pulling the top edge of the Belt Clip toward back (d).

c

d

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4.1.3 BATTERY CHARGING

1.Turn the transceiver off.

2.Insert the DC plug from the NC88B into the DC jack on the CD39 side panel, then plug the NC88B into the AC line outlet.

3.Insert the HX760S (with the battery pack) into the CD-39; the antenna should be at the left side when viewing the charger from the front.

4.If the HX760S is inserted correctly, the Red “CHARGING” indicator will glow. A fully-dis- charged pack will be charged completely in approximately 8 hours.

5.When charging is completed, the red LED indicator will change to green.

NC-88B

CD-39

CAUTION

The CD-39 is NOT designed to be waterproof. Do not attempt to charge in water hazardous locations.

NOTE

The CD-39 is only designed for the charging of the HX760S’s battery, and is not suitable for other purposes. The CD-39 may contribute noise to TV and radio reception in the immediate vicinity, so we do not recommend its use adjacent to such device.

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5.CONTROLS AND INDICATORS

5.1CONTROLS AND SWITCHES

NOTE

This section defines each control of the transceiver. For detailed operating instructions, refer to section 6 “BASIC OPERATION”. Refer to illustrations for the location of the following controls, switches, and connections.

cd

e

f

 

 

g

i

h

 

j

k

cANT Jack (Top Panel)

The supplied CAT460 flexible antenna is attached here.

dMIC/SP Jack (Top Panel)

The jack accepts the optional CMP460 Speaker/Microphone, MH-73A4B Speaker/Microphone, MH-57A4B Mini Speaker/Microphone, VC-24 VOX Headset, or VC-27 Earpiece/Microphone. When this jack is used, the internal speaker and microphone are disabled.

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ePTT (PUSH-TO-TALK) Switch

When pushed activates the transmitter.

fKeypad [VOL] Key

Press this key to activate the volume adjusting mode. Press the [T] or [S] key to adjust the receiver audio volume level.

[SQL] Key

Press this key to activate the squelch adjusting mode. Press the [T] or [S] key to adjust the squelch threshold level.

Press and hold this key for 3 seconds to open the squelch, allowing you to monitor the operating channel. Release the key to resume normal (quiet) monitoring.

[S(UP)] Key

This key is used to change the operating channel, receiver volume level, and squelch threshold level.

Press the key momentarily, the channel (or level) increases one step. Holding the key, the channel (or level) increases continuously.

[T(DOWN)] Key

This key is used to change the operating channel, receiver volume level, and squelch threshold level.

Press the key momentarily, the channel (or level) decreases one step. Holding the key, the channel (or level) decreases continuously.

[WX] Key

Immediately recalls the last-used NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Channel from any channel location. Recalls the previouslyselected working channel when the [WX] key is pressed again.

Secondary use:

When the [16/9] key is held and the [WX] key is pressed, the radio will change the marine band between the USA, International, and Canadian channels.

[SCAN(DW)] Key

Starts scanning and priority scanning of programmed channels. When scanning, press and hold this key to turn on and off priority scan (“P” icon is shown on the bottom left side of the display during Priority scanning).

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[H/L()] Key

Press this key to toggle the transmitter output power between “Normal” (6 Watts), “High” (5 Watts), “Medium” (2.5 Watts), and “Low” (1 Watt) power. This key does not function on the “Transmission Inhibited” and “Low power only” channels.

Secondary use:

Hold down this key to lock the keypad (except the PTT, [VOL], [SQL], [POWER()], and [H/L()] keys) so that they are not accidentally changed. The “” icon will appear at the bottom right corner on the display, to indicate that the functions are locked. Hold down this key until the “” icon disappears to unlock the radio.

[16/9] Key

Pressing this key immediately recalls channel 16 from any channel location. Holding down this key recalls channel 9. Pressing this key again reverts to the previous selected working channel.

[MEM] Key

Press this key to memorize the selected channel for scanning. When pressed a “MEM” icon will be shown on the LCD display indicating the channel has been saved to scan memory. The scan memory is only used with the Marine and WX channels.

To delete the channel from scan memory, select the channel and press this key until “MEM” is removed from the display.

Secondary use:

To enable the SOS Strobe light, turn off radio, press and hold this key while turning on. To turn off strobe light, turn radio off and back on.

[POWER()] Key

Press and hold this orange key for three seconds to toggle the transceiver’s power on and off.

[PRESET] Key

Immediately recalls one of up to 10 user preset memories for each band (shown as “0” - “9” on the LCD). Pressing this key repeatedly scrolls through the preset memory channels.

gTX/BUSY Indicator

This indicator glows green when a signal is being received and red when transmitting.

When the Emergency feature is activated, this indicator blinks the interna- tionally-recognized Morse Code “S.O.S” message.

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hThermo Sensor

To measure a water temperature, soak the radio so the sensor is covered by water for several minutes to see the actual water temperature.

NOTE

It may take a few minutes for the temperature to register correctly.

NOTE

The temperature sensor may not display the correct temperature when the internal temperature of the radio is to hot; for example, while transmitting a lot so the radio becomes hot.

iMicrophone

The internal microphone is located here.

jSpeaker

The internal speaker is located here.

kBattery Pack Lock (Bottom side)

Turn the Battery Pack Lock to the “OPEN” position for battery removal.

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