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- Channel Name
- GPS Time or Position Repeating
- NOAA WX Alert
- Access to channel 16 and 9 on microphone
- Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
- Programmable Scan and Dual Watch
- Available in Black or white
- Overall Dimensions: 2.5"H x 6.3"W x 6.3"D
- Flushmount Cutout: 2"H x 5.3"W
DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLINGThe QUEST meets the requirements for RTCM SC-101 Digital Selective Calling. The DSC DISTRESS function when activated transmits a digital MAYDAY including vessel identification, Latitude / Longitude and time (with GPS connected), to facilitate prompt response. Additional calls that can be made are Individual, Urgency and Safety and Position Request (No NMEA output).GPS REPEATABILITYWhen connected to a GPS receiver the QUEST repeats Latitude and Longitude along with date and time on the radio display. This is a handy way of knowing you position when the radio and GPS are at different locations.OVERSIZED CHANNEL NUMBERSVisibility is enhanced with tall and wide channel numbers and obvious information flags that are easy to identify. The LCD and keypad feature 3-step backlighting and 7 steps of LCD contrast adjustment.CLEAR VOICE NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGYThe QUEST features Clear Voice Noise Reduction Technology eliminating unwanted background noises like engines and wind during transmission. This assures transmissions are crystal clear along with dedicated 16/9 key and channel selection.ADDITIONAL FEATURESThe QUEST also features a spring loaded DSC Distress cover, channel naming capability, dual watch, user selectable Scan and Priority Scan, NOAA weather channels with alert, and improved speaker audio Dual Watch, user selectable Scan/Priority scan and NOAA Weather channels with alert.3-YEAR WATERPROOF WARRANTYIf the QUEST fails for any reason (including water damage) during normal use for the first 3 years of ownership, STANDARD HORIZON will repair or replace it free, without hassles or charges. If it fails for anytime thereafter in normal use, for as long as the original purchaser owns the radio, STANDARD HORIZON's Lifetime Flat Rate and Customer Loyalty Service Programs will cover it.
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10W AMPLIFIED SPEAKER WITH VOLUME CONTROL (WHITE)
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How do I connect my GPS to the radio? Below is a list that shows Manufacturers GPS and connections to the QUEST. The QUEST is supplied with an accessory cable that will allow connections. The QUEST is looking for GLL, RMB or RMC sentences in NMEA Version 2.0 or higher. The Baud rate should be set to 4800 and If there is a selection for parity select none.
Manufacturer/Model Wires QUEST/SPECTRUM Standard Horizon CP150/150C/160/170C/1000C Green Brown/Green Blue Gray Brown Blue Furuno GP30, 36 White Blue Blue Green Furuno GP1650, 1850 White Blue Black Green GARMIN Fixed Mounts BLUE Blue Black (ground) Green GARMIN Portables Brown Blue Black (ground) Green JRC GPS500 Yellow Blue Green Green JRC 100 SERIES Green Blue Black Green JRC 200 SERIES White Blue Black Green Lowrance Fixed Mount White Blue Black (ground) Green Lowrance Portable White Blue Black (ground) Green Magellan Fixed Mount Grey Blue Black (ground) Green Magellan Portable Orange Blue Black (ground) Green Northstar Yellow Blue Black (ground) Green Raytheon 420 Yellow Blue Brown Green Raytheon 520 / 620 Blue Blue Brown Green Raytheon RL SERIES White Blue Brown Green Simrad White Blue Brown Green Sitex Neptune, Nautilus Grey Blue Brown Green
*Note: The auto pilot sentence must be turned on to output the NMEA sentence
My radio display blinks every time I transmit on high power.
Possible antenna problem or antenna maybe mounted too close to the VHF.
Temporarily connect the radio to another VHF antenna that is working properly to verify the problem.
If the radio is not operating, send the radio to the STANDARD HORIZON repair department: 10900 Walker Street Cypress, CA 90630 Phone: 800/366-4566.
If the radio is working properly make sure antenna connector is soldered properly and is not corroded. Also check the fiberglass of the antenna to ensure there are no cracks that could of allowed water to get inside.
How do I check to make sure my MMSI has been entered correctly? It is possible to view your MMSI number to make sure it is programmed correctly. Press and hold the CALL SET key to activate the setup menu. Scroll down and select USER MMSI by pressing the CALL SET key, check to see if the MMSI is correct. At this point do not attempt to change the numbers unless they are not correct, doing so will count as a second attempt at user MMSI input. To exit, press the 16/9 key. What should I do if I get the message "error too many entries press the CALL/SET key"? If you attempt to enter the MMSI more than 2 times the unit will not allow you to enter your MMSI number. This is a factory setting to prevent misuse of unauthorized MMSI numbers. To reset the unit you must send it in to the factory service center: Standard Horizon Attention Marine Repairs 10900 Walker Street Cypress, CA 90630 The party that I am transmitting to advises that my voice is weak. The QUEST speaker microphone has Noise Canceling trade name (clear Voice). This mic works by canceling the noise so it is very important the when using the mic to speak directly into the hole located on the lower front part of the mic with your mouth about 1 inch away. What is DSC all about?
al Selective C alling (DSC)
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This new system will
allow m ariners to inst antly send adistress c all with GPS position (when connected to the tr ansceiver) to the US Co ast Gu ard and other vessels within r ange of the tr ansmission. DSC will also allow m ariners to initi ate or receive distress, Urgency, S afety routine, POS Request, POS Send and Group c alls to or from another vessel equipped with aDSC tr ansceiver.
USCG DSC Watch
The USCG has plans to upgrade its VHF National Distress System (expected by 2005), so at the time of printing only larger vessels that are required to carry VHF DSC radios, other boater with VHF DSC radios and most towing companies will be able to hear your distress transmission
aritime MobileService Identity (MMSI)
at is an MMSI?
An MMSI is
anine digit number used on M arine Tr ansceiver c ap able of using Digit al Selective C alling (DSC). This number is used like atelephone number to selectively c all other vessels.
an I obt ain an MMSI assignment?
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style="mso-spacerun: yes">Distress Call
Transmits a DSC Distress message to all radios equipped to receive a DSC Distress call. Some Standard Horizon radios may be connected to a GPS to also transmit the Latitude, Longitude of the vessel.
This feature allows the user to contact another vessel capable of using DSC and automatically switch the radio to a desired working channel. This feature is similar to calling a desired vessel on CH16 and requesting them to go to another channel.
This call should be used when a vessel may not be truly in distress, but have a potential problem that might lead to a distress situation.
Used to transmit boating safety information to other vessels. This message usually contains information about an overdue boat, a derelict afloat, loss of a navigation aid or an important meteorological message.
Advancements in DSC have made it possible to poll the location of another vessel and show the position of that vessel on the display some Standard Horizon VHF's. Standard Horizon has taken this feature one step further, if any Standard Horizon GPS is connected a Standard Horizon VHF with this function the polled position of the vessel is shown on the display of the GPS chart plotter making it easy to navigate to the location of the polled vessel. This is a great feature for anyone wanting to know the position of anther vessel for example you buddy that is catching fish, or finding the location of a person you are cruising with.
The feature is similar to Position Request, however instead of requesting a position of another vessel this function allows you to send you position to another vessel. Your vessel must h
ave an oper ating GPS receiver connected style="mso-spacerun: yes"> the a Compatible Standard Horizon VHF to send the position
When other vessel receives your position, the tr
ansceiver outputs the position to aany St and ard Horizon GPS ch art plotter to show your position on the receiving transceiver.
CALL WAITING DIRECTORY
The DSC C
all W aiting directory logs received distress individual c alls th at are received and not answered within 5 minutes or while the r adio is set on the DSC St andby function. C alls will be logged while busy with other communic ations as long as the tr ansmitter is not keyed at the time of the c all. If the c all is answered within 5 minutes the c all will not be logged. When ac all is logged, amess age will appe ar on the LCD.
ADDITIONAL DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING INFORMATION
For additional information the USCG has an excellent site that should be visited at www.navcen.uscg.mil/marcoms/gmdss/dsc.html.
What IS JIS7 submersible rating mean? JIS stands for Japanese Industrial Standards. Level 7 is a submersible rating. The QUEST can withstand being submersed for 30 minutes. We all know that if this actually happens, you have bigger problems than your VHF, but the main jest of this test is to make sure the radio can withstand being mounted on a VERY wet boat. Is there a flush mount kit available for this radio? This radio can be flush mounted using the optional CMB16 flush mount kit available through any of our Standard Horizon dealer or parts department at (714)527-1716.
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