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HDAl808x r m516IOHJIiRB PJhBBD Manual S15Page Chapter Description Page2 Front Panel Description21 Front 422 Back Of Unit 523 LCD Display 63 Fist Soft Keypad 0 974 General Operation41 Dual Watch 942 Full Scan 1043 Memory Scan 1044 High Low RF Output Power Selection 1045 Squelch Control 1146 Volume Control 1147 Channel 16 1248 Channel Select 1249 Memory Channel Select 125 Receiving A DSC Call51 Routine Calls 1352 Urgency And Safety Calls 1353 Group Calls 1454 Distress Alert 146 Sending A DSC Call61 Distress Calls 1662 Routine Calls 1763 Urgency And Safety Calls 1864 Group Calls 197 Log View71 Review Routine Log 2072 Review Distress Log 2173 View NAVTEX Messages uEeE bch aeueDD 1EeE bch XEeE bch aeeDXD AEeE bch Z8x770 80 08828 8 YXRU Trust Inc10UVeriSign Time Stamping Service Root1402UNO LIABILITY ACCEPTED Trust Inc10UVeriSign Time Stamping Service Root1402UNO LIABILITY ACCEPTED dEeE bch aeeDdD acEeE bch CEeE bch aeeDCD KEeE bch 9A A 00 60GA U3Operation Manual S15Page 81 Backlight Keypad Lighting Adjustment 2482 Contrast Adjustment 2483 Speaker Selection 2584 Tone Selection 259 DSC Setting91 MMSI Setting 2692 Set Group ID 2793 Set Date And Time 2894 Set Manual Position 2895 Set Called Channels 2996 Set Directory Of Called MMSI And Vessel Names 3110 NAVTEX Setting101 Station Selection 33102 Message Selection 34103 Clear All NAVTEX Logs 3411 GPS Navigation SettingSet Waypoint Number Go To Waypoint112 Set Waypoint 37113 Review Waypoint 38114 Navigation View 38115 Insert Waypoint 40116 Delete Waypoint 4112 Technical Receiver 42122 Channel 70 Monitor General Specification 43123 Transmitter 43124 NAVTEX 43125 GPS 4313 VHF Marine Channel Chart141 Unit Installation 45142 Antenna Installation 4615 Parts Provided16 Warranty17 Certificate Of Manual S15Page 1 S15 is a ClassD Digital Selective Calling DSC VHF marine transceiver with built in GPS capability position waypoints course and speed over the ground if connected with GPS input from either a GPS navigator or smart antenna The S15 also has full NAVTEX message display capability when interfaced with a suitable NAVTEX unit The transceiver is a 25watt frequency modulated waterproof for applications in the 156025 162550MHz band The S15 supports the latest GMDSS requirement for nonSOLAS vessels from the international maritime organization IMO The S15 will enable you to make digitally selected calls which are quicker and simpler to make then conventional voice calls using channel 16 Should a distress urgency or safety situation occur with the S15 you can quickly raise an alert indicating your identity your position and automatically establish distress communication on the emergency voice channel The S15 will NAVTEX messages and the ID of received messages from the NAVTEX receiver NAVTEX is a worldwide coastal telex broadcast system The broadcast stations transmit navigational warning meteorological warnings Search And Rescue SAR information and other data for ships sailing within their service range If the S15 is connected with a GPS it will also display your vessels position and Universal Time Coordinated UTC and it can also give you the COG Course Over Ground SOG Speed Over Ground BTW Bearing To Waypoint and DTW Distance To Waypoint of your vessel Silva operates a policy of continual development and reserves the right to alter and improve the specification of their products without notice Operation Manual S15Page 2 Front Panel Description21 Front1 POWER SWITCH ON Press the button once on the front panel of the S15 To switch off press again the S15 switch off 2 CHANNEL MEMORY KEY M The function of this key is to add or delete the currently selected channel from the scan memory 3 CLEAR KEY CLR Stops current task and returns to the main screen 4 SQUELCH MODE SELECTION KEY SQ 5 VOLUME CONTROL MODE SELECTION KEY VOL 6 FUNCTION SELECT KEY FPress this key once to enter the function selection mode the LCD will display the function menu The selectable functions are DUAL WATCH FULL SCAN MEMORY SCAN HL highlow POWER and DIM Press the key again to confirm and change to selected function screen 7 DOWN KEY Selects the desired channel squelch control level or volume control level Each press selects the next lower channel number or level Press and hold to scroll down through all of the channels 8 CHANNEL 16 KEY 16 Used to immediately return to channel 16 from any channel or function Operation Manual S15Page 9 UP KEY Selects the desired channel squelch control level or volume control level Each press selects the next higher channel number or level Press and hold to scroll up through all of the channels 10 LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY LCD Dot Matrix display giving up to 8 lines of information 11 SPEAKER 12 DISTRESS CALL BUTTON The distress button as located under a protective spring loadedcover that must be lifted before the button can be pressed 13 FIST CORD22 Back 1 POWER CORD CONNECTOR GPS NAVTEX EXTERNAANTENNA HOLEShould mist be discovered on the inside of the LCD Display remove this screw and ventilate the unit until the mist is cleared Upon completion the screw should be fully tightened to prevent water seepage Insert the screw and tighten once again Note To ensure your S15 maintains its waterproof feature please make sure the waterproof plastic washer is properly inserted before the screwOperation Manual S15Page 23 LCD Display GROUP 1 VL Volume control is activated the Bar indicates the volume level Sq Squelch control is activated the Bar indicates the squelch level Mu Appears when the squelch opens RX The radio is in receptive state RX and when receiving a signal TX The radio is transmitting TX GROUP 2 Hi Indicates TX maximum output power is 25W Lo Indicates TX maximum output power is 1W GROUP 3 S Indicates the displayed channel is a simplex channel D Indicates the displayed channel is a duplex channel GROUP 4 I Indicates the international channels are selected K Indicates the international channels with added channel M1 and M2 are selected GROUP 5 DW Indicates dual watch scanning operation FS Scans every channel of current channel list MS Scans the selectGROUP 6 M Indicates the displayed channel is a selected memory scanning channel GROUP 7 Datehours minutes Operation Manual S15Page 3 Fist fist mikecontroller has the microphone Push to Talk PTTswitch and Softkeypad as illustrated below 31 SOFTKEYPAD 0 9 The telephone style keypad ITU 0 9 A Z is used for entering numeric data When required the keys will automatically switch to character mode allowing letters numbers and punctuation characters to be entered Repeatedly pressing a key will cycle through the characters available on A D G J M P T W 0 B E H K N Q U X C F I L O R V Y S Z Operation Manual S15Page ENTER KEY ENTConfirms the action CLEAR KEY CLR Stop tasks and returns to main screen or returns to the la Key Moves the cursor position when setting Use to select working channel Up or Downan also be used to select stored working channels Allows viewing of next or previous message and selection next or previous item Keys the transmitter allowing you to transmit a message CALL KEY Activates CALL menuOperation Manual S15Page 4 General OperationThe S15 is switched on by pressing the ON key once If a GPS receiver and a NAVTEX receiver have been connected to the S15 the main screen will be as bellow Press the Fkey on the front panel once to enter function selection mode The FUNCTION SELECTION screen will be displayed as follows Press the or key to move the symbol on the screen to the required function DUAL WATCH or FULL SCAN or MEMORY SCAN or HL POWER and DIMen press Fkey confirm Dual watch Full Scan Memory Scan HL Power or DIM can be selected the relevant screen will be displayed Press key again to restore normal operation and press key to change to main screen 41 DUAL WATCH DWDual watch enables the radio to scan between the selected channel and priority channel normally CH16When in dual watch mode the DW indicator will appear on the bottom line of the LCD Operation Manual S15Page Note that the radio will not transmit nor will alternative channels be able to be selected while in dual watch mode To restore normal operation press F key again or press channel 42 FULL SCAN FS This function scans through each channel sequentially until a signal is detected above the squelch level set Once the signal ends or drops below the squelch level the radio will continue scanning Since the scan function stops on channels where asignal is detected the radio will be locked If you want the scan continue press key once When in Full Scan mode FS will appear on the bottom line of LCD Note that the radio will not transmit nor will alternative channels be able to be selected while in Full Scan mode To restore normal operation press F key or press channel CH16 key to go to back to VHF screen 43 MEMORY SCAN MSThe Memory Scan operates in the same way as the Full Scan except that it will only scan channels that have been entered into the Scan Memory If no channels have been entered into the memory then this function will not available See 49 Page 12 When in memory scan mode MS will appear on the bottom line of the LCD 44 HIGHLOW RF OUTPUT POWER SELECTION Press or key to move the symbol on the FUNCTION SELECTION screen to required function HL POWER then press the ENT key for selection of low or high power then the Hi or Lo will appear on the bottom line of the LCD Operation Manual S15Page 45 SQUELCH CONTROL In the main screen press the SQ key on the front panel the screen will be changed to the VHF screen Squelch is used to adjust the receiver muting threshold squelchhen pressed the squelch level bar and Sq symbol will appear at the right side of the screen as follows To cut out weaker signals press key to increase the squelch until the background interference noise disappears To receive weaker signals press key to decrease the squelch 46 VOLUME CONTROL VOL Press the VOLkey on the front panel the volume control screen will be displayed The level Bar and character Vl will appear on the right side of the screen as bellow Press key to increase the volume Press key to reduce the volume Operation Manual S15Page 47 CHANNEL 16 16Pressing 16 key will automatically select channel 16 on high power Any active function Dual watch scanning DSC setting log view NAVTEX GPS setting etc will be cancelled 48 CHANNEL SELECT Press key to go up through the channels Press key to go down through the channels Channel Selection Shortcut Select the desired channel directly from the main screen by pressing the channel number on the fist and then press ENT 49 MEMORY CHANNEL SETTING MPressing the M key will add the currently selected channel into the scan memory When operating in VHF receiver mode if the key is pressed the screen will show M on the bottom right of the LCD indicating that the channel has been entered into the scan memory By pressing the M key again the M will be deleted indicating that the channel is not a memory scan channel Operation Manual S15Page 5 Receiving A DSC CallWhen a DSC call is received the radio will switch to the call log screen to display the details of the call and ring or sound the alarm depending on the nature of the call The procedures that follow describe how to handle the types of calls that can be received 51 ROUTINE CALLS When a Routine call is received the screen will show the details of the call where it is from and working channel as follows Also an alarm will Press the ENT key on the fistmike keypad an will be sent to caller and the radio will be automatically switched to working channel for normal voice communication The will disappear when the call has been acknowledged When looking back at routine call logs if there is a symbol on the screen you can press key to send an After the will disappear 52 URGENCY AND SAFETY CALLS The procedures for urgency and Safety calls are very similar An urgency call will sound the distress alarm and switch the radio to Channel 16 A safety call will sound a normal ring and switch the radio to the specified working channel as follows Operation Manual S15Page Press the ENT key to stop the alarm or ringinglisten for the voice message 53 GROUP CALLS When a Group call is received the radio will sound an alarm and display the details of the call indicating whom it is from and the working channel followsPress ENTkey to stop the alarm then listen for the voice message or 54 DISTRESS ALERT If a Distress Alert or a Distress Relay is received from another vessel an alarm will sound and the Radio will switch to channel 16 The screen will show the details of the Distress Alert or Distress Relay the MMSI of the vessel the nature of the distress its position and time Mute the alarm by pressing ENT key and maintain a listening watch on channel 16 for the distress messages Press CLR key to clear the display Operation Manual S15Page Operation Manual S15Page Making a DSC call is very simple First choose the call type Routine Safety Urgency Group or Distress Alertired enter the destination and working channel and then send the call by pushing ENTkey on the fist The digital signal will be sent out in under a second containing the vessels ID and the call type In order for the radio to function your MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identifier number will need to be entered This number can be obtained from your local radio communications authority For the group call the group ID will need 61 DISTRESS ALERT THIS CALL SHOULD ONLY BE MADE IF THE VESSEL IS IN A DISTRESS SITUATION AND LIFE IS IN DANGER Making a Distress Alert call is very simple Lift the protective cover and press DIST key on the front panel The Distress Alert screen will be displayed as follows If time permits press the keys on front panel or or firstmic to select the nature of the distress There are 10 categories recognized as Distress Alert situations which are fire flooding collision grounding listing sinking adrift abandoning piracy and man overboard There is also a default undesignated category which is used if no category is selected here Operation Manual S15Page Press and hold the DIST key for about five seconds A countdown to the transmission will be displayed then an alarm will sound The Distress Alert transmission contains the following data 1 The vessels MMSI The vessels position either from the NMEA0183 input or manually enteredThe time from NMEA or Manual input4 The nature of the distress After the Distress Alert has been sent the Radio wichannel 16 and the Radio will repeat the Alert approximately every four minutes until either an is received or CLR key is pressed it is not recommended that the Distress Alert is cancelled manually by pressing CLR key unless you are requested to do so by the rescue the Distress Alert remains active an intermittent alarm will continue to sound approximately once every 25 seconds When an is received from the Rescue Coordination Centre this will cancel the Distress Alert transmission from the Radio and automatically switch the Radio to the required working channel The subsequent Rescue Coordination will be performed using the voiceworking channel 62 ROUTINE CALL To make a routine call press key on the fist to select Routine call The screen is as follows Operation Manual S15Page Then enter a called vessels MMSI number with the keypad and select a working channel by pressing the or key on the keypad from the channel list Press ENT key and the Radio will send a routine call Then the radio will change to following screen and wait for a reply When a reply is received it will sound a tone and automatically set to the specified working channel A voice call can then be made in the normal way 63 URGENCY CALL AND SAFETY CALL Press CALLkey on the fist keypad to select safety call or urgency call as follows respectively Press the key the screen is as follows respectively Operation Manual S15Page Press the ENT key again to make the call or press CLR for cancel When the call is sent the radio will be set to the working channel Allow a few seconds for the stations receiving the call to switch to the working channel Then make a normal voice call on the selected working channel 64 GROUP CALL If a group ID has been set up for the called Radio A call can be made to other members ofPress the CALL key on the keypad to select the group call screen as follows Select a working channel from the channel list by pressing the or keys on the keypad Press ENT key to send the call allow a few seconds members of the group to reach the radios all VHF radios in the group should automatically switch to selected working channel upon make a normal voice call Operation Manual S15Page 7 LOG VIEWThere are 3 different logs routine log distress message log and NAVTEX message log To view the logs press key on the mike keypad the MENU SELECTION screen will appear on the display as follows Press or key to move the symbol on the MENU SELECTION screen to front of LOG VIEW then press ENT key to confirm the LOG VIEW screen will appear on the display as follows 71 REVIEW ROUTINE LOG The routine log can be used to look back through the last 20 calls that have been received the most recent Press or key to move the symbol on the LOG REVIEW screen to front of ROUTINE LOG then press ENT key to confirm the VHF ROUTINE LOG screen will appear on the display If no messages have been received the screen will be as follows and after a while will automatically revert to the last screen Operation Manual S15Page If messages have been received the screen will be as follows The or keys are used to move back or forward through the log Press CLR key to exit from the VHF ROUTINE LOG screen and go back to the LOG VIEW screen 72 REVIEW DISTRESS LOG The distress log can be used to look back through the previous 20 distress calls that have been received the most recent call first Press or key to move the symbol on the LOG VIEW screen to front of DISTRESS LOG then press ENT key to access distress log Operation Manual S15Page If there have been no messages received the screen will be indicated DISTRESS LOG NO ITEM and after a while automatically revert to the last screen If messages have been received the screen will be as follows Use the or key to move back and forward through the distress log en is as follows 73 VIEW NAVTEX MESSAGE Press or key to move the symbol on the LOG VIEW in front of NAVTEX MESSAGE then press ENT key to enter into the message screen as follows Operation Manual S15Page On the screen the letter N indicates this message has not been read the letter W indicates the message is a Warning message A B or C type message S indicates the message is a SAR message D type message The list can store the previous 60 message that have been received the most recent first Press or key to move the symbol on the screen in front of the message identification you wish to select then press ENT key to enter into NAVTEX message screen as follows The character 1 indicates the page number of the message Press or key to show and read the front page or the next page of the message Operation Manual S15Page 8 SettingsUsing the instructions listed below to set up user environment 81 BACKLIGHT AND KEYPAD LIGHTING ADJUSTMENT on the microphone to select BACKLIGHT option and press ENT to obtain the following screenThen press to adjust the brightness of backlight There are 5 levels of brightness Press ENT for confirmation and to exit 82 CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT on the microphone to select CONTRAST and press ENTto obtain the following screenThen press to adjust the contrast of the screen There are five levels of contrast Press for confirmation and to exit Operation Manual S15Page 83 SPEAKER SELECTING on the microphone to select SPEAKER and press ENT to obtain the following screen Then press to select internal external or both speaker Press ENT for confirmation and exit 84 TONE SELECTION to select BEEP and press ENT to obtain the following screento select enable or disable the BEEP tone function for the keypad button press and the notifying sound of NAVTEX message received Press ENT for confirmation and to exit Operation Manual S15Page 91 MMSI SETTING If the S15 has not been programmed with an MMSI when powering ON the unit the VHF MMSI SET screen will appear on the display as below Power ON the unit then press the numeric soft key on the microphone to enter the MMSI numbers 9 numbers This number can be obtained from your local radio communications authority If a mistake is made use the or key to move back and edit the error Then press ENT key the Radio will ask for verification as follows It is important that the MMSI entered is checked carefully as it can only be entered once and if a wrong MMSI is entered it must be returned to an authorised dealer to erase the MMSI from the memory If sure press ENT key once again to confirm the entered MMSI the screen will show the MMSI of your vessel If you have not entered an MMSI you can still use the unit but the default MMSI is 000000000 and every time the S15 is turned on it will ask you to enter the MMSI number Operation Manual S15Page To view your vessel MMSI press key on the mike keypad to select the MENU SELECTION screen Press or key on the mike keypad to select the DSC SETTING screen as below Press or key again to move the symbol on the screen to front of MMSI and press key to confirm The MMSI VIEW screen is as below Press CLR key on the mike keypad to go back to DSC SETTING screen or press CLR key on the front panel to go back to main screen To change the MMSI number after it has been programmed the unit must be returned to an authorised dealer to erase the existing number 92 SET GROUP ID To enter a Group ID if for example the vessel is part of a flotilla or fishing or key to move the symbol on the DSC SETTING screen in front of GROUP ID then press ENT key to confirm GROUP ID SET screen will be displayed as follows Operation Manual S15Page Use the numeric soft keys to enter the GROUP ID numbers 8 numbers the first number must be 0If a mistake is made use the or key to move the cursor on the screen back and reset the number Then press ENT key the radio will ask for verification If sure press ENT key once again to confirm the entered numbers If no press CLR key to go back to last screen 93 SET DATE AND TIME Press or key to move the symbol on the DSC SETTING screen in front of DATETIME then press ENT key the SET DATETIME screen will appear Use the numeric keys to enter the numbers then press ENTkey to accept the date and time Note that the time should be entered in 24 hour clock format 94 SET MANUAL POSITIONUTC Operation Manual S15Page If the position of the vessel cannot be obtained from a GPS via the NMEA 0183 input this data can be entered manually Press or key to move the symbol on the DSC SETTING screen in front of POSITIONUTC then press key to confirm the POSITIONUTC screen will appear as follows Use the numeric soft keys to enter required data use numeric key change to either N or S the either E or W Then press ENT key to accept the position and time entered After 23 hours if the radio has not received any position update either manually or from the NMEA input then the position data will disappear from the screen and it will show NO POSITION 95 SET CALLED CHANNEL The Radio includes a list of 9 working channels which can be scrolled through when using the routine group calling The first four channels are preset as 06 08 72 and 77 These cannot be amended The remaining five channels are programmable Always consult your local authority requirements when choosing suitable working channels Be aware of which channels are duplex and will not allow shiptoship communication Press or key to move the symbol on the DSC SETTING screen in front of WORKS CHANNEL then press ENTkey to confirm the WORK CHANNEL screen will appear as follows Operation Manual S15Page Press or key to select add channel screen then press ENT key to enter the WORK CHANNELADD screen as follows Press or key to change the selected channel and press ENT key to accept Then press key to enter next channelPress or key to move the symbol on the WORK CHANNEL screen in front of DEL then press ENT to accept The WORK CHANNEL screen appears as follows Operation Manual S15Page Press or key to select channel the 5th the 9th channels to be deleted then press ENT key to accept 96 SET THE DIRECTORY OF CALLED MMSI AND VESSELS NAME The DIRECTORY screen is used to add edit and entries from a list of up to 20 stored MMSI numbers which can be recalled in the routine call screen Press or key to move the symbol on the DSC SETTING screen in front of DIRECTORY then press ENT key the DIRECTORY screen appears as follows To access a new entry press or to move symbol on the screen in front of ADD then press ENT key to enter DIRECTORYADD screen as follows Use the numeric soft keysto enter a name and number and use the or keys to move backwards and forwards along the line When the name and number have been entered press ENT key to confirm Operation Manual S15Page To edit an existing entry press or key to move symbol on the DIRECTORY screen in front of EDIT then press ENT key to enter DIRECTORYEDIT screen as follows Use the or key to select the number of the entry Then press ENTUse the or key to move along the name and MMSI fields using the soft numeric keypad to edit the data Press ENT to store the information To delete an entry press or key to move symbol on the DIRECORY in front of DEL then press ENT key to enter as follows Use the or key to select the number you want to delete then press ENT key to delete the entry Operation Manual S15Page 10 NAVTEX SettingTo limit the number of message displayed in the NAVTEX log you can select what station and also what type of message you wish to select 101 STATION SELECTION Press MENU key to enter the MENU SELECTION screen then press or key to move the symbol on the screen in front of NAVTEX SETTING and press ENT key to enter the NAVTEX SELECTION screen as followsPress or key again to move the symbol on the screen in front of STATION SELECTION then press ENT key the STATION SELECTION screen will appear on the display as follows Press or to move the symbol on the screen in front of that you want to select then press or key to set the this station to RECEIVE or IGNORE Press ENTkey to confirm and revert to the previous screen or press CLR on firstmic to cancel Operation Manual S15Page 102 Message Selection Press or key to move the symbol on the NAVTEX SELECTION screen in front of MESSAGE SELECTION then press ENT key to enter the MESSAGE SELECTION screen as follows Press or key to move the symbol on the screen in front of the message category that you wish to inhibit then press or key to set the this message category to RECEIVE or IGNORE Press ENTconfirm and revert to the previous screen or press CLR on firstmic to cancel When you change RECEIVE into IGNORE for message A B D or L the following confirmatory screen will appear on the display as follows 103 CLEAR ALL NAVTEX VTEX log messages press or key to move the symbol on the screen in front of CLEAR ALL NAVTEX then press ENT key the CLEAR ALL NAVTEX screen will appear on the display as follows Operation Manual S15Page If YES press ENT ALL messages will be clear and go back to NATEX SELECTION screen Operation Manual S15Page 11 GPS Navigation SettingsTo display the vessels position and navigation information the S15 must be connected to a GPS and waypoints must be entered Press or key to move the symbol on the MENU SELECTION in front of GPS NAVIGITION Press ENT then GPS NAVIGATION setting screen will appear as follows 111 Set Waypoint Number Press or key again to move the symbol on the screen in front of SET WAYPOINT NUMBER then press ENT key for confirm The SET WAYPOINT NUMBER screen will appear as below Press or key to move the cursor on the screen then use the numeric key to enter the waypoint number Then press ENT key to confirm and return back to SET WAYPOINT NUMBER screen The maximum number of waypoints are 50Operation Manual S15Page The waypoint number represents the number of waypoints You can find the waypoint number under the directory of Waypoint Overview For example if the waypoint number shows 05 it means that there are 5 waypoints stored Please note that the maximum storage for waypoints is 50 If the storage exceeds the maximum storage the display will indicate Invalid Data to express that the input is invalid The screen setting will go back to SET WAYPOINT NUMBER automatically after 1 second approximatbe input again 112 Set Waypoint Press or key to move the symbol on the GPS NAVIGATION setting screen to the front of SET WAYPOINT then press ENT to confirm The SET WAYPOINT screen will appear as below With this function you can enter the positions that you want to approach and the position of your destination You can then display the distance bearing and speed from your current position to the destination Please note that you cannot input the waypoints more than 50 the input will be invalid Input Longitude and Latitude with the numeric keys on the microphone When you move the cursor to N and E press 0 on the microphone to convert Longitude and Latitude to S and W You can name each waypoint position If you do not name the waypoint positions the default setting will be counting from WPT01 The maximum number of name character is 10 Operation Manual S15Page If need enter the next waypoint press ENT key or press CLR key to return back to GPS NAVIGITION setting screen 113 Review Waypoint To review the waypoint position press or key to move the symbol on the GPS NAVIGATION setting screen to front of WAYPOINT OVER VIEW then press key to confirm the REVIEW WAYPOINT screen will appear as below or on the screen indicate that there are more waypoints at the front or back of the page Use or key to review them continuously The waypoint with symbol is the current waypoint When vessel passes close to this waypoint the next waypoint automatically becomes the current waypoint If you want to change a waypoint to become the current waypoint press or key on the mike keypad to move the symbol on the screen ENT key to confirm 114 Navigation View To enter to NAVIGATION view screen press or key to move symbol on the GPS NAVGATION SETTING screen to front of NAVIGATION then press ENT key Operation Manual S15Page The NAVIGATION VIEW screen can indicate 1 Current position of the vessel A 2 Current position of activated waypoint B 3 Current activated waypoint number WPT NUM 4 Total way point number TOL NUM 5 Current waypoint name WPT NAME 6 COG Course Over Ground SOG Speed Over Ground BTW Bearing To Waypoint DTW Distance To Waypoint The screen is as below When S15 is not connected to GPS antenna the point A will indicate NO GPS and the values of COG SOG BTW and DTW will show zero If the selected waypoint position is not existent or invalid the point B will indicate waypoint fail and the values of COG SOG DTW and BTW will The combination of information in Navigation View is very useful for the user to know information both of their current position and their destination Operation Manual S15Page When vessel gets to the current waypoint the next numerical waypoint automatically becomes the current waypoint As long as waypoints are entered in a strict numeric sequence this allows a simple route to be created 115 Insert Waypoint Press or key to move symbol on the GPS NAVIGATION screen to front of INSERT WAYPOINT then press ENT key the INSERT WAYPOINT screen will appear on the display as below When you insert a new waypoint between waypoint 1 and waypoint 2 as an example the new waypoint will become waypoint 2 The numbers of subsequent waypoints will be moved downward sequentially Enter the inserted waypoint number then press ENT key the SET WAYPOINT screen will appear on the display as below If you want to insert the new waypoint after current waypoint then the INSERTED WAYPOINT number will be replaced as the current waypoint number Operation Manual S15Page Enter position of the inserted waypoint and name then press ENT to confirm 116 Delete Waypoint Press or key to move symbol on the GPS NAVIGATION screen to front of DEL WAYPOINT then press ENT KEY to confirm the DEL WAYPOINT screen will appear on the display as below Enter the waypoint number you want to delete then press ENT key to confirm Press ENT key to delete the Longitude and Latitude and Name of the waypoint the screen will ask Are You Sure If you press ENT again the data will be erased forever This screen will appear as below Operation Manual S15Page 12 Technical supply DC 12 V 3010 Channel capability 57 international channels UK includes M1 previously 37 and M2 Frequency Resolution 25KHzMethod of frequency generation synthesizer Dimension 175W79H 130DWeight 1175 grams121 RECEIVER Multi Channel Receiver 1 The receiver incorporates a dual conversion design 2 Tuning frequency range 3 IF frequency used 214MHz 455KHz 4 Maximum useable sensitivity 6dBemf of 20dBSINAD 5 Adjacent Channel selectivity 70dB 6 Spurious Resp70dB 7 Rejection 68dB 8 Spurious Emission radiation 2nW 9 Current 09 Amps Max Audio 03 Amps STBY 10 Audio Frequency Response 1 3dB of 6dBoctave Deemphasis 3003000Hz 11 Hum and Noise 40dB 12 Audio output 35W at less than 10 distortion with 8 Ohm external speaker 2W only internal speaker Operation Manual S15Page 122 CHANNEL 70 MONITOR GENERAL SPECIFICATION 1Frequency CH70 0dBEMF for 20dB SINAD 3Bandwidth 16KHz 4 First IF frequency used 179MHz 5 Second IF frequency used 455KHz 6 Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70dB 7 Spurious response Rejection 70dB 8 Rejection 65 dB 9 Mode of Reception 16K0G2B 10 Spurious Emission Radiation 2nW 9KHz to 2GHz 123 TRANSMITTER 1Type of emission 16K0F3EVoice 13K5G2BDSC 2Frequency range 3Output power 25W 1W into 50 Ohms 4 Audio Harmonic Distortion 5 Audio Frequency Response 3dB of 6dBoctave Preemphasis 300 3000Hz 6 Hum and Noise 40dB 7 Frequency Deviation 5KHz max peak 8 Spurious Emissions Radiated025W 9 Current 5 Amps 25W 124 NAVTEX 1Messages stored 60 2Input data format NAVTEX dataserial ASCII at 9600 baud 8bits no parity stop bit without handshake 125 GPS 1Input data format NMEA0183 version 20 sentences RMC GGA and GLL Operation Manual S15Page 13 International VHF Marine Channel ChartFunction Channel Transmitter Frequency Receiver Frequency Mode SD Channel Assignment Ship Ship Ship Shore 1 156050 160650 D Public Correspondence Port Operation YES YES 2 156100 160700 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration YES YES 3 156150 160750 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration YES YES 4 156200 160800 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration YES YES 5 156250 160850 D Public Corresondence YES YES 6 156300 156300 S SafetComulsor YES NO 7 156350 160950 D Port Corresondence Port Oeration YES YES 8 156400 156400 S Commercial intershi YES NO 9 156450 156450 S YES YES 10 156500 156500 S Commercial YES YES 11 156550 156550 S Commercial VTS YES YES 12 156600 156600 S Port Oeration VTS NO YES 13 156650 156650 S Bride to Brid naviational YES YES 14 156700 156700 S Port Oeration VTS YES YES 15 156750 156750 S Recv OnlCoast to Shi YES YES 16 156800 156800 S Callin Safet Comulsor YES YES 17 156850 156850 S State Controlled Shi to Coast YES YES 18 156900 161500 D Port Oeration YES YES 19 156950 161550 D Port Oeration NO YES 20 157000 161600 D Port Oeration NO YES 21 157050 161650 D Public Corresondence NO YES 22 157100 161700 D Public Corresondence NO YES 23 157150 161750 D Public Corresondence NO YES 24 157200 161800 D Public Corresondence 25 157250 161850 D Public Corresondence 26 157300 161900 D Port Oeration VTS 27 157350 161950 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 28 157400 162000 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 60 156025 160625 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 61 156075 160675 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 62 156125 160725 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 63 156175 160775 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 64 156225 160825 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration 65 156275 160875 D Public Correspondence Port Operation YES YES 66 156325 160925 D Public Corresondence Port Oeration YES YES 67 156375 156375 S NonCommercial VTS YES NO 68 156425 156425 S NonCommercial YES YES 69 156475 156475 S NonCommercial YES YES 70 156525 S DSC Distress urenc safet and YES NO 71 156575 156575 S Intership Port Operation on YES YES 72 156625 156625 S NonCommercial YES NO 73 156675 156675 S Port Oeration VTS YES YES 74 156725 156725 S Port Oeration VTS YES YES 77 156875 156875 S Intershi Port Oeration YES NO 78 156925 161525 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 79 156975 161575 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 80 157025 161625 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 81 157075 161675 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 82 157125 161725 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 83 157175 161775 D Port Oeration Public Corresondence YES YES 84 157225 161825 D Public Corresondence YES YES 85 157275 161875 D Public Corresondence NO YES 86 157325 161925 D Public Corresondence NO YES 87 157375 157375 S 88 157425 157425 S Operation Manual S15Page 141 Unit Installation The S15 should be sited so that engine noise and vibration or other background noise does not make it difficult for the operator to hear It is recommended that it is not installed where it will be exposed to continuous direct sunlight as this will eventually damage the LCD display As loudspeakers contain powerful magnets the radio should not be installed within 1m 3ft 3inany compasses whether magnetic or electronic The fins on the back of the case act as a heat sink to dissipate heat generated by the set when in use which maintains the high efficiency of the radio The free circulation of air is essential if mounting the radio is in an enclosed space ensure that the space is vented The S15 is supplied with a reversible mounting bracket This can be used to mount the radio on the chart table or on an overhead bulkhead Fig A Before installing ensure that there is at least 101mm 40 in verticals clearance and 70mm 2 34inhorizontal clearance behind the bracket to allow the radio to fit Fig B The rake angle of the radio can be adjusted by slackening the clamp Fig C Fig B Fig A Operation Manual S15Page On the back of the case of S15 there is a antenna socket a power cable socket and a jack socket for an external speaker the GPS input and NAVTEX input Fig D Fig D The S15 requires a 12v DC supply to operate this lead should be connected to the vessels power supply the red wire is positive black is negative keeping the cable runs as short as possible Although the radio draws very little current when receiving a heavier current is drawn when transmitting which may result in a voltage drop if very long cable runs are used of inadequate core diameter If the supplied power lead is not long enough an extension of up to 3m10 ft can be made using at least 25mm 13AWGwire The chassis of the S15 is not connected to either supply rail This allows a direct connection to the ships earth connection for voltage and RF interface protection The red wire is positive and black is negative If polarity is accidentally reversed the set will not operate The antenna is connected to the S15 using a standard PL259 type connector as fitted to most marine antennae If fitting to an existing antenna check that the contacts are not corroded before connecting as this will affect the quality of the signal Ensure that the retaining collar of the antenna plug is securely tightened to prevent ac142 Antenna Installation The most important factor in the performance of the S15 will be the quality and positioning of the antenna Most recorded problems with VHF radios are related to poor antenna siting faulty cabling poor quality cable joints and low voltage supply Even the best performing radio cannot compensate for these factors If replacing an using the same antenna it is important that these factors are checked when installing the radio Operation Manual S15Page As the range of VHF signals are governed by line of sight the antenna should be placed as high as possible while remaining clear of any metallic objects that could influence the antenna The most popular antennae for marine use are 1m 3ft 3in long On sail boats these are usually mounted at the masthead where the length of the antenna keeps it clear from the navigation lights and wind vanes etc This type of antenna can also be mounted on the cabin roof or radar arch on powerboats Longer whip antennae are recommended for larger boats These radiate the same total power as smaller antennae but concentrate it into a narrower beam which is advantageous on a tall mast at extreme range where concentrating the available power into a narrow horizontal beam becomes more important However if the antenna is not vertical when transmitting the beam will be angled either too high or too low Fig E Here the wider beam of the shorter antenna will be more universally effective although the signal will be weaker Fig F Therefore vessels with a large heel angle small sailboatswould be better choosing a short masthead antenna Your local agent should be able to provide specific advice on antenna choice for the vessel it is to be fitted to The antenna coaxial cable and any connectors used must be rated at 50 Under no circumstances should standard domestic TV cable and connectors be used Incorrectly rated cabling and connectors could result in power not reaching the antenna but also power could be reflected back into the radio damaging it in the processFig FFig EOperation Manual S15Page 15 Supplied Parts1 Mounting Bracket 1 7 Power Cord 2 Microphone Hanger 1 8 Mounting Bracket Washer3 Bracket Knob Washers 2 9 Hanger Spring washer 4 Mounting Bracket Knobs 2 10 5 Mounting Bracket Screws 4 Plug cord 6 Mic Hanger Screws 2 11 Thermoshrink Tube 16 Warranty Silva warrants this product against manufacturing defects or malfunction in material and workmanship for two 2 years from the date of original purchase The remedies given under the warranty will be available so long as the consumer can show in a reasonable manner that any manufacturing defect or malfunction in materials or workmanship occurred within two year of the date of original purchase Proof of the date of purchase may be established by returning copy of original sales invoice or any other proof of purchaseo us Any manufacturing defect or malfunction in materials or workmanship which occurs within two years from the original purchase date will be repaired without charge or replaced with a new product identical or reasonably equivalent to this product at Silvas option within a reasonable time after receipt of the product This Warranty does not however cover defects or damage caused by unauthorized articles or services nor does it cover damage through accident or misuse including failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance in accordance with the instructions set forth in your owners manual Silva reserves the right to make changes or improvements in its products from time to time without incurring the obligation to install such improvements on equipment previously manufactured All transportation expenses for repairs are the responsibility of the consumer 5 Operation Manual S15Page 17 Declaration of UK Ltd of Fleming Road Kirkton Campus Livingston EH54 7BN SCOTLAND declare that the product identified below complies with the essential requirements of Council Directive 9905EC according to the conformity assessment procedure laid down in Annex IV of the Directive QINETIQ statement of opinion QQRTTE 220201Product Silva S1525 Watt Marine Band For noncompulsory fit use only The product is labelled with the CE conformity marking and the identification number of the notified body consulted in the conformity assessment procedure Applicable Standards EN301025 EN609451997 clauses 9 10 12 ETS 3002251992 Livingston 1 December 20002 Mr A Kent Managing Director Operation Manual 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