Nav6plus User Guide
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Nav6 Plus Navtex System User Guide
Important Information
This equipment is not approved for use by SOLAS convention
vessels within the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
(GMDSS)
It is intended for use by leisure craft and other non-SOLAS
vessels wishing to participate within GMDSS
Safety Warnings
Do not use the sensor as a grab-handle
This instrument is for use as an aid to sailors and should not
lead to a reduction in the level of good seamanship required at
all times
Reception of messages cannot always be guaranteed as this
depends on local radio propagation
The correct magnetic variation must be input at the navigation
instruments (e.g. GPS, electronic compass) for the accurate
display of COG, set, waypoint bearing and heading.
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Contents
Quick Start...................................................................................... 5
Introduction..................................................................................... 5
Nav6plus Features.......................................................................... 6
Advanced Operation ..................................................................... 13
Navtex Mode ................................................................................ 13
Navigate Mode ............................................................................. 18
Setup Mode .................................................................................. 23
Alarm Operation............................................................................ 36
Printing Navtex And Navigation Log .............................................. 37
Output To A PC or Plotter ............................................................. 38
Installation Of Sensor Unit ............................................................ 38
Installation Of Display Unit ............................................................ 41
Testing The Nav6 After Installation................................................ 48
Maintenance and Trouble Shooting............................................... 48
Warranty....................................................................................... 50
Glossary ....................................................................................... 51
Packing List And Options .............................................................. 51
Specification ................................................................................. 52
Appendix I: Navtex Station Database ............................................ 54
Appendix II: Message Type Indicators........................................... 57
Appendix III: NMEA Sentences Supported .................................... 57
Appendix IV: Nav6 Menu Navigation ............................................. 58
Appendix V: Nav6 Menu Structure ................................................ 59
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Nav6 Plus Navtex System User Guide
Congratulations on purchasing this superb ICS Electronics Ltd
product. It is not only an excellent Navtex receiver, but a first class
instrument repeater. It may be the only display you will ever need at
your navigation position. We hope that it gives you many years of
reliable and trustworthy service. Please take the time to read this
manual carefully as it contains some essential information regarding
the operation and maintenance of the product and a useful
background to the Navtex system.
We recommend that you regularly visit the ICS website
www.icselectronics.co.uk for information on updates, the availability
of software enhancements, further options and support. The support
pages contain frequently asked questions about the Nav6 that you
may find useful. There is also a Navtex database providing a list of
operational Navtex stations and their details.
The IMO and various national coastguards also operate informative
websites that you may wish to visit; see
www.icselectronics.co.uk/links.
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QUICK START
You will find this product extremely easy to operate. Please don't be
intimidated by the comprehensive nature of this manual. In reality,
receiving your first NAVTEX messages just could not be simpler.
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Follow the installation guidelines
Re-check the cable connections
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Apply power
If you have not connected a GPS navigation receiver, make sure
that you set the date and time on the screen which will appear at
start up
•
Wait for your first NAVTEX message.If you are within range of a
NAVTEX transmitter, you should not need to wait for more than
four hours.
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Refer to “Appendix IV : Nav6 Menu Navigation” for an overview
of the available operating modes & how to switch between them.
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Read the “Basic Operation” section to find out how to use some
of the commonly used features of this product
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If you then want to get the best from the system, read the rest of
the manual!
INTRODUCTION
What Is NAVTEX?
NAVTEX is a worldwide system for the broadcast and automatic
reception of maritime safety information (MSI) in English by means
of a narrow-band direct-printing telegraphy. NAVTEX provides
shipping with navigational and meteorological warnings and urgent
information.
NAVTEX is a component of the IMO/IHO worldwide Navigational
Warning Service (WWNWS) as defined by IMO Assembly resolution
A.706(17). It is included within the Global Maritime Distress and
Safety System (GMDSS). Since 1 August 1993, NAVTEX receiving
capability has become mandatory equipment for certain vessels
under the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of
Life at Sea (SOLAS).
NAVTEX broadcast information is available to all seafarers, free of
charge.
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How Does Navtex Work?
NAVTEX transmissions are sent from stations situated worldwide.
The power of each transmission is regulated so as to avoid the
possibility of interference between transmitters. Each station is
allocated a 10-minute time slot every 4 hours so that many stations
can share the same frequency. Stations typically have a
transmission range of 250 – 300 Nm.
NAV6PLUS FEATURES
Display Unit
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The Display Unit uses a high resolution backlit LCD to display
NAVTEX messages in a choice of text sizes.
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The display unit contains a large non-volatile memory to store
NAVTEX messages, NAVTEX station database, all of the user
settings, filter options, LCD contrast and backlight levels. All
messages and settings are retained during power down.
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Several messages can be displayed at once (depending upon
the length of the message) and messages can be scrolled with a
single keypress.
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Messages can be filtered and sorted using a number of user
selectable criteria.
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The Nav6plus can act as an NMEA instrument repeater and is
capable of displaying data in a choice of formats.
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The Nav6plus can be connected to a printer or computer to print
NAVTEX messages and Navigation logs.
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Audible and visible alarms can be set up to indicate reception of
SAR and/or New Messages.
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A sleep mode allows long standby periods with minimum power
consumption, such as when the vessel is left in a marina with
main batteries being trickle charged from the shore.
Sensor Unit
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The Sensor Unit contains a short whip antenna and dual receiver
that can receive on both 490kHz and 518kHz simultaneously.
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Multiple sensors and displays can be connected together.
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BASIC OPERATION
The Nav6plus is a flexible & powerful tool for receiving, storing &
viewing NAVTEX messages. In order to assist you in getting the best
from your Nav6plus, read this section which contains short cuts to
the most common NAVTEX operations. Read the rest of the manual
for a comprehensive guide to the Nav6plus.
First, find your way around the keypad and the display.
The Keypad
softkeys
FUNCTION PAGE
VIEW
MODE
navigation pad
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Centre keys are a ‘navigation pad’ ( UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT ).
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Softkeys are situated on either side of the navigation pad. The
current function of each softkey is shown on the soft-key menu
area at the bottom of the display.
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The mode softkey switches between the three operating ‘modes’
(Navtex, Navigate & Setup).
•
The view softkey switches between ‘views’ in each operating
‘mode’. If a ‘view’ has several ‘pages’ associated with it then
these are selected with the page softkey.
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Operate the keys in this order to get to the mode that you want:
MODE → VIEW → PAGE → FUNCTION
Hint : softkeys are context sensitive and cyclical in operation, several
button presses will return you to the start of the cycle.
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The Display
At the bottom of the display is the softkey menu area:
Current option
Current softkey function
The softkey menu area shows what each softkey does in the current
operating mode.
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The top line of each softkey menu box indicates the option that is
currently selected.
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The bottom line of each softkey menu box indicates the current
function of that softkey.
The example above shows the Nav6plus in Navtex Mode; the right
hand softkey selects the ‘mode’ & the current mode is ‘Navtex’.
At the top of the display is a status bar:
The status information is displayed as a series of icons. The
meaning of the icons is as follows:
Message ID for the message at the top of the display
An alarm is active
NMEA / GPS position data available
490 kHz reception available
518 kHz reception available
Receiving message now
Signal Carrier, but no message
Sensor communication fault
SAR message received
NEW message received
UTC Time
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Viewing & Scrolling Through Navtex Messages
To view Navtex messages you must first select the Navtex Mode.
Use the right hand softkey to change modes until ‘Navtex Mode’ is
visible in the right hand softkey menu box. You can now use the UP,
DOWN, LEFT & RIGHT keys to scroll through the displayed
messages. UP & DOWN scroll line by line, whereas LEFT & RIGHT
scroll message by message.
The messages currently displayed are a sub-set of all the messages
stored in memory. Whether you can see a particular message or not
depends upon the current station selection, message filter and age
limit settings (see following sections for details).
Message Storage
All received NAVTEX messages are stored in memory regardless of
whether you have them selected for viewing or not. The Nav6plus
has lots of memory so you will easily have enough storage for all
messages received in any 72 hour period. The messages displayed
are selected from the Nav6plus’ memory by applying the current
message filter preset & age limit settings. This enables you to
change your mind later about your message display options. This
means you will still be able to view messages that were received
previously, but were not selected for display at the time, by changing
the current message filter or age setting.
After using the Nav6plus for a while you may notice that if you
receive a particular message more than once there will only ever be
one copy in view. If a message has been received more than once
the Nav6plus will store only the best version. It even attempts to
repair corrupted messages using comparing copies of the same
message!
Filter Presets
The messages currently available for viewing on screen are selected
from the messages stored in memory by applying ‘filter presets’.
To see the current selected filter presets go to [Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Filter
View]. You will notice that the left hand softkey is labelled ‘Preset’
and a number from 1 to 5 is visible. This is the currently selected
filter preset number for the this ‘filter page’. Each of the 4 filter pages
(518 Types, 518 Stns, 490 Types & 490 Stns) has its own 5 presets.
In any one of the filter pages press PRESET to change the preset
number. You will notice that the settings on the screen change with
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filter preset number.
Select the preset that you require for the filter page that you are
viewing and then look at the presets for the other filter pages. Note
that the preset that is displayed is the one that is currently applied to
the message display.
Multiple presets can be used for switching quickly between different
sets of messages on the screen. For instance, if you want to show
just ‘navigational warnings from all stations in range’, you can use a
preset to do this.
Although the presets are pre-programmed, you can set them to any
filter setting you require.
Tip : Use preset 1 for normal operation and only use the other
presets if you want to switch between different sets of messages on
the display.
Station Selection
If you leave your Nav6plus receiving for 72 hours you will have
received many messages (subject to your current location) and
unless you filter out those stations that are not required for display,
you will be swamped with data. This can either be done
automatically using a GPS or by using manual filter settings. In either
case go to [Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Filter View⇒
⇒490 or 518 Stns Page]. You
will notice that each station can be set to one of three filter settings:
Setting
On
Off
Auto
Operation
Messages from station always in view (see note 1)
Messages from station never in view
Messages from station only viewed when nearest or in
range depending upon setting (see note 1)
note 1 : messages are only displayed if they also fall within the
ageing limit, error limit and message category filter settings.
An asterisk to the right of the station name indicates that the station
is selected with the current filter setting.
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Automatic Station Selection Using GPS
Many users will just want to display NAVTEX from the nearest
NAVTEX station to their cruising location. This is most easily
achieved by connecting a GPS and selecting ‘Nearest’ station option
in the set up page.
With a GPS connected and ‘Nearest’ selected you should only see
one (or sometimes two) asterisks. Ensure that the set of stations that
you want to automatically select from are all set to Auto. Stations
that you definitely do not want should be set to Off. You may wish to
set your ‘home’ station to On so that you display messages from it
even if it is currently not the nearest station to your cruising position.
Manual Station Selection
Alternatively, you can manually select a station (or stations) setting
stations to On or Off by using the UP, DOWN, LEFT & RIGHT keys.
If you are using a GPS but still want to select stations manually then
do not leave any stations set to Auto.
Message Filtering
You can further reduce the amount of unwanted messages that are
displayed by applying a filter to the message categories. Go to
[Navtex Mode, Filter View, 490 or 518 Types Page]. Each message
category can be turned On or Off or can be set to New using the UP,
DOWN, LEFT & RIGHT keys.
Reading ‘New’ Messages
Sometimes it is useful to know which messages have been received
since you last looked at the Nav6plus display. You may have noticed
that each message header carries a ‘NEW’ icon and that there is an
additional ‘NEW’ icon in the status bar at the top of the display.
Select [Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Message View] and you will see that what
was the PAGE softkey is now indicated as NEXT NEW. If the
message at the top of the display has the ‘NEW’ icon showing then
the left hand softkey will now be indicated as MARK READ. Once
you have read the message & want to de-emphasise it then press
MARK READ. The ‘NEW’ icon will disappear from the message
header. Press NEXT NEW to jump to the next new message.
Proceed through all of the messages in this way. Once all of the
messages have been marked as read then the ‘NEW’ icon at the top
of the display will also disappear. When you return to the Nav6plus
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later on it is now very easy to tell if there are any new messages to
read (the ‘NEW’ icon in the status bar at the top of the display will be
illuminated).
Note that messages that have been ‘marked as read’ will still be
displayed but with the ‘NEW’ icon removed from the header in each
one. However, it is possible to hide messages once they have been
read. Go to [Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Filter View⇒
⇒490 or 518 Types Page]
and set the message categories that you want to hide after they
have been marked as read to ‘New’ instead of ‘On’. You may wish to
leave SAR messages as ‘On’ so that they are not hidden once read.
Displaying The Newest Message
All messages are date and time stamped by the Nav6plus even if
there is no GPS connected and therefore no correct source of time
data.
If there is not a GPS connected then you can manually enter the
time and date or just ignore it. The Nav6plus will still order the
messages in the correct chronological order (remember that the
indicated time of reception will be wrong though).
To display the newest message, go to [Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Sort
View⇒
⇒Descending Order⇒
⇒Date Criteria]. The newest message is
now at the top of the display.
Message Aging
NAVTEX messages become less relevant over time & eventually just
clutter the display. In order to reduce the number of obsolete
NAVTEX messages that are being displayed, the Nav6plus uses the
concept of a message ‘Age Limit’.
It is possible to hide messages that are older than a certain presettable age limit. These messages are still stored in the Nav6plus
memory for a considerable time after they have been removed from
the display and can still be displayed if necessary by increasing the
message age limit setting.
To change the age limit go to [Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options
Page] and select the age limit that you require. Use the UP &
DOWN key to select ‘age limit’ and LEFT & RIGHT keys to select a
value. 3 days is a sensible choice as NAVTEX messages have a
nominal life of 72 hours. Set a longer age limit if you wish to display
NAVTEX messages going back over the previous weeks.
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ADVANCED OPERATION
This section provides a detailed description of the operation of your
Nav6plus. The three operating modes are described in detail.
Remember to use the right-hand MODE softkey to switch between
the operating modes.
NAVTEX MODE
Navtex Mode is only available if a
sensor is (or has been) connected
to the display and the Navtex
frequency setting on the Navtex
options page is set to 518 kHz, 490
kHz or Both.
In Navtex Mode, the display
consists of a large area dedicated
to displaying NAVTEX messages,
with a status bar at the top, and
descriptions of the softkey
functions at the bottom.
It is possible to scroll up and down
the messages line by line, using
the UP and DOWN keys.
Additionally, you can step through
the display, message by message
using the LEFT and RIGHT keys.
Four different ‘views’ can be selected by pressing the VIEW softkey:
Message View
Print View (when enabled in setup)
Sort View
Filter View
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Navtex Mode, Message View
This view can be used for keeping track of new messages as they
are received and displayed. Each new message can be accessed
by a single key press & then marked as read, if required.
The NEXT NEW softkey should be used to move the next new
message to the top of the Navtex display, where it can be marked as
read by pressing MARK READ. Note that the message that will be
‘marked as read’ is indicated in the top left of the status bar. This is
particularly useful when the message’s header has scrolled off the
top of the display area.
Navtex Mode, Print View
This view allows individual messages to be printed. The ‘Print View’
is only displayed if the manual print setting is enabled on the [Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options Page]. Printing is only possible if an
external printer or PC is installed as part of the system.
The NEXT NEW softkey can be used to move the next new
message to the top of the Navtex display where pressing PRINT will
print it.
Navtex Mode, Sort View
From within this view different sort criteria can be applied to order
the messages on the display. The Navtex Mode display can be
sorted in one of three ways by pressing the CRITERIA softkey:
Sort by Station
Sort by Type
Sort by Date
The sort can be further organised in ascending or descending order
by pressing the ORDER softkey.
Sort by Station orders the messages by Navtex frequency and the
alphabetical order of their station letters.
Sort by Type orders the messages in the alphabetical order of their
message identifier letter.
Sort by Date orders the messages by the date and time that they
were first received. For sort by date to work properly, the correct time
and date should be set using either time data from the NMEA input
or if this is not available, time should be entered manually at start-up.
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Navtex Mode, Filter View
This view allows specific stations to be selected for display and the
various message categories to be turned on or off. Use the filter view
to select which message types from which stations you wish to see
displayed on the Navtex display.
(Tip: even if you have de-selected messages from a particular
station and/or message type, the system will still receive and store
those messages. You will be able to view those messages by reselecting them in Filter View.).
5 different sets of filter settings can be programmed into the unit.
Using the filter presets allows quick selection of 5 different filter
settings. Once a preset is selected, the filter settings for that preset
may be changed as required. The filter settings for the current
selected preset will be applied when NAVTEX messages are next
viewed. Press the PRESET softkey to select a preset.
(Tip: Set up the 5 filter presets for the stations and message types
that you use most. For example:
Preset 1 - all message types from nearest station;
Preset 2 - meteorological warnings from nearest station,
Preset 3 - navigational warnings from nearest station;
Preset 4 - new messages of all message types from nearest station;
Preset 5 – new messages of all message types from stations in
range)
There is a ‘stations’ and ‘types’ filter page for each selected receive
frequency. Use the PAGE softkey to select one of the four possible
filter pages: 518 Stations, 518 Types, 490 Stations, or 490 Types.
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Message Categories
The picture shows the 518 Types
filter page; the 490 Types filter
page is similar.
Each of the message types can be
selected as either On, Off or New
Use the UP and DOWN keys to
select the message type setting
that you wish to edit. Use the LEFT
and RIGHT keys to change the
setting.
Set each message type filter to one
of the following:
Setting
On
Off
New
Notes
Message type always displayed
Message type never displayed
Message type only displayed when new. Messages
marked as read will not appear.
Stations
The picture shows the 518 Stations
filter page; the 490 Stations filter
page is similar. Use the UP and
DOWN keys to select the station
filter setting that you wish to edit.
Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to
change the setting.
The ‘Auto Station Filter’ setting can
be either Nearest or In Range. This
setting is active only when you
have a GPS receiver connected to
the NMEA input and it applies only
to stations set to Auto. To display
messages from the nearest station
to your current position, set the
auto station filter to Nearest.
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To display messages from all stations in range of your current
position, set the auto station filter to In Range.
For all settings, an asterisk appears next to all stations for which
messages will be displayed.
Set the filter for each station to one of the following:
Setting
On
Off
Auto
Notes
Messages from station always displayed
Messages from station never displayed
Messages from station displayed only when nearest or in
range depending upon ‘Auto Station Filter’ setting.
Important: You may wish to leave your Nav6plus running whilst your
GPS or instrument system is disconnected or switched off. If you do
this then please be aware that the Navigate data items derived from
NMEA (including position) will time out after a short while. If you
have also opted to display only the ‘nearest’ NAVTEX station or
stations ‘in range’ then the Nav6plus will no longer have the required
position data. It will revert to displaying all stations that are set to
‘Auto’. As soon as the NMEA data becomes available again only the
‘Nearest’ or ‘In Range’ stations will be displayed dependant upon
your current settings.
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NAVIGATE MODE
Navigate Mode is only available if there is a GPS or other source of
NMEA 0183 data connected to the Nav6plus NMEA input.
The GPS icon in the status bar at the top of the display will be
illuminated only if there is position data available on the NMEA input.
There are five fixed-format Navigate data display views and four user
configurable views. These can be selected from within the Navigate
Mode using the VIEW softkey. The five fixed views are:
Position View
Combined View
Waypoint View
Conning View
Log View
The user configurable views are User 1 View, User 2 View, User 3
View and User 4 View.
(Tip: Disable views that are not required, in [Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navigate
⇒Options Page and Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navigate⇒
⇒User View Page]).
(Tip: Display units can be changed in the Navigate Options page).
Note: Data fields that are not available on the NMEA input are
indicated by a series of dashes (e.g. ---.--).
Important
•
The correct magnetic variation must be input at the navigation
instruments (e.g. GPS, electronic compass) for the accurate
display of COG, set, waypoint bearing and heading.
•
For the purposes of testing your installation, you may wish to use
your GPS’s simulator mode to generate data for the Nav6plus.
Please check your GPS User Manual to find out whether it
transmits valid NMEA data whilst it is in its simulator mode –
many GPS’s do not set the ‘data valid’ flag in the NMEA
sentences during simulation. As a safety feature, the Nav6plus
will ignore any NMEA sentences where the ‘data valid’ flag is not
set.
•
The Nav6plus has a built in NMEA simulator mode – please
ensure that it is switched OFF in normal operation.
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Position View
The Position View shows GPS
information (Position, COG and
SOG), Depth reading and Distance
log using a large font.
The UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT
keys have no function.
Combined View
The Combined View shows all
NMEA input data on one screen
using a small font.
The UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT
keys have no function.
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Waypoint View
The Waypoint View shows waypoint
navigation information and a
graphical “rolling road” display of the
boat position and course relative to
the course line. The rolling road
display can be used to steer the boat
along the course line whilst keeping
the cross track error within chosen
limits (the XTE limit may be changed
on the [Setup mode⇒
⇒Navigate
View⇒
⇒Options Page] ). The
Waypoint View shows the waypoint
name, waypoint position, time to go
(TTG in hours, minutes and
seconds), range and bearing to
waypoint, closing speed to way
point, cross track error and COG and
SOG.
The UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT keys have no function.
Conning View
The Conning Display is a unique
analogue display which shows
overlapping vectors for Heading
(course through the water), Course
Over the Ground (COG), Set (a
combination of leeway and tide) and
wind. All of these vectors are
displayed relative to the current
heading, which is displayed in digital
form at the top of the screen.
Heading is shown as a single
headed arrow; Course Over the
Ground (COG) is shown as a double
headed arrow, and Set is shown as
a triple headed arrow - in the familiar
manner. The wind vector displays
variable tail patterns according to the
strength of the wind. It follows the
usual meteorological wind symbol rules: 5 kts per half feather, 10 kts
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per full feather, 50 kts per triangle. Computed Set and Drift and other
related parameters are shown in digital form at the bottom of the
screen.
To take into account various sea states, variable damping levels may
be selected by pressing the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys. The
currently selected level is shown in the top right hand corner of the
display. The damping level can be None, Low, Medium or High. The
damping level affects COG, SOG, Heading and Water Speed and
Set and Drift readings. The UP and DOWN keys have no function.
Log View
The UP and DOWN keys allow the
log to be scrolled forwards and
backwards in time. The LEFT and
RIGHT keys scroll other LOG data
into view.
(Tip: consider the Log View to be a
large piece of paper. The LCD
allowing a smaller view which can
be moved up, down, left and right
displaying a portion of the paper at
any one time)
The Log View columns are
Position, COG, SOG, Heading,
Water Speed, Wind Direction,
Wind Speed, Depth and Distance.
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User Views
The four user views can be
configured to show either 2,3 or 4
panels (picture shows a 3 panel
view). Each panel can be
configured to show different
navigation information from a
range of options. See the [Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navigate View⇒
⇒User View
Page] for more details of the
available options.
The UP, DOWN, LEFT and
RIGHT keys have no function.
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SETUP MODE
This mode enables the user to modify the operation of the Nav6plus.
NAVTEX message display presentation, Navigate data presentation,
LCD operation & printing operation can all be controlled from Setup
Mode.
Setup Mode consists of 3 ‘Views’ that can be selected with the VIEW
softkey. Each View has a number of ‘Pages’ that can be selected
with the PAGE softkey.
General View
LCD Page
Options Page
Navtex View
Options Page
490 Names Page
518 Names Page
Monitor Page
Navigate View
Options Page
User View Page
Monitor Page
Setup Mode, General View, LCD Page
The General View LCD Page
shows a checker board pattern that
can be used to set up the LCD.
LCD contrast is adjusted with the
LEFT and RIGHT keys.
LCD brightness is adjusted with the
UP and DOWN keys.
There is a readout of the LCD
backlight temperature towards the
bottom of the display. This is
internal case temperature, and
gives only an approximation to
ambient temperature.
(Tip: If the LCD is unreadable due to incorrect contrast setting, hold
down the MODE softkey for more than 2 seconds, in any operating
mode, to display the LCD page and reset the LCD contrast and
backlight to 50%. The LCD should now be readable. Adjust the
contrast as required).
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Setup Mode, General View, Options Page
Option
Year
Month
Day
Hour
Minute
Keyclick
New Message
Alert
Antenna Alarm
SAR Alarm
Language
LED Function
Setting
YYYY
MM
DD
HH
mm
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Timed
Repeated
OFF
Timed
Repeat
English
Francais
Portugues
Deutsch
OFF
ON
RX
SAR
NEW
Notes
Year, e.g. 2001
Month, e.g. 03
Day, e.g. 15
24 hour clock
Minutes
No beep on key press
Beep on key press
New message alert off
Audible alarm for new messages
Antenna alarm off
Antenna alarms repeated 5 times, unless
cancelled
Antenna alarms repeated until cancelled
SAR alarm off
SAR alarms repeated 5 times, unless
cancelled
SAR alarms repeated until cancelled
English language menus
French language menus
Portuguese language menus
German language menus
LED always off
LED as power indicator
LED as receive indicator
LED as SAR indicator
LED as New Message indicator
Defaults shown in BOLD
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General View Options Page
This view shows general settings for
the display such as Date, Time,
Sound and Miscellaneous settings.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to
select the setting that you wish to
edit. Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys
to change the setting.
Notes:
•
Date and time will be taken from
NMEA input data if available.
•
There is no battery backup so
date and time will be incorrect
when power is switched on
unless NMEA data is available
or the date and time are
manually set. The date and time
is used to mark all incoming
NAVTEX messages so that they can be sorted by date and
time.
Setup Mode, Navtex View, Options Page
The [Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navtex
View⇒
⇒Options Page] shows general
settings for Navtex operation such
as Antenna, Display, Sound and
Print settings. Use the UP and
DOWN keys to select the setting that
you wish to edit. Use the LEFT and
RIGHT keys to change the setting.
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Option
Font
Error
Threshold
Setting
Small
Medium
Large
XX %
Alphabet
Latin
Cyrillic
Age Limit
None,
1, 2, 3, 5
Days, 1, 2,
3, 4, 8, 12
Weeks
None
Navtex
Frequency
490 kHz
518 kHz
Both
New Message
Alert
Antenna Alarm
SAR Alarm
Display Mode
Off
On
Off
Timed
Repeat
Off
Timed
Repeat
Master
Slave
Notes
Display Navtex messages using small font
Display Navtex messages using medium
font
Display Navtex messages using large font
Percentage character error rate above
which messages are not displayed. Note
that this setting does not stop messages
with an error rate above the threshold from
being stored in memory
Latin alphabet used for Navtex messages.
Latin alphabet with third shift Cyrillic used
for Navtex messages
Maximum age of Navtex messages to be
displayed. Navtex messages older than the
age limit are not displayed
No receiver selected. Tip: useful when
using the display only as a NMEA
instrument repeater
490 kHz only operation
518 kHz only operation
490 and 518 kHz operation – only available
if antenna Type is ‘Dual’
New message alert off
Audible alarm for new messages
Antenna alarm off
Antenna alarms repeated 5 times, unless
cancelled
Antenna alarms repeated until cancelled
SAR alarm off
SAR alarms repeated 5 times, unless
cancelled
SAR alarms repeated until cancelled
Set to master if this is the main display.
This display will control the sensor over the
sensor data link. Only one display may be
set to master.
Set to slave if this is a repeater unit. Slave
units do not control the sensor and can
only monitor the sensor data link. There
can be multiple slave displays in a system
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Option
Auto Print
Setting
Off
On
Manual Print
Off
On
Output Format
Data
Printer
Antenna Type
Firmware
Version
Hardware
Revision
Switchable
Dual
X.X
X
Notes
Auto printing off
Auto printing on. New messages will be
printed when received. The print filter
settings can be used to filter which
messages are printed based upon
message type and station
Manual printing off. The Navtex Mode, Print
View is hidden
Manual printing on. The Navtex Mode, Print
View is enabled
Formatted for PC. Messages printed in raw
format as received.
Formatted for printing. Messages printed
with print header.
Reported by sensor, cannot be changed
Reported by sensor, cannot be changed
Reported by sensor, cannot be changed
Defaults shown in BOLD
Setup Mode, Navtex View, Options Page, Print Setup
Press the PRINT SETUP softkey from within the [Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options Page] to display the print filter setup
pages. Press the EXIT softkey to leave the print filter setup.
Note: The print filter setup pages are available only when Auto Print
is enabled.
Use the print filter setup pages to select which message types from
which stations you wish to have automatically printed when received.
The print filtering is independent of the filtering used for the display.
It does not affect the storage of messages for display on the Navtex
screens.
There is a stations and types filter page for each selected receive
frequency. Use the PAGE softkey to select one of the four possible
filter pages: 518 Stations, 518 Types, 490 Stations, or 490 Types.
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The picture shows the 490 Types
filter page; the 518 Types filter page
is similar.
Each of the message types can be
selected as either ON or OFF.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to
select the message type setting that
you wish to edit. Use the LEFT and
RIGHT keys to change the setting.
The picture shows the 518 Stations
filter page; the 490 Stations filter
page is similar. Use the UP and
DOWN keys to select the station
filter setting that you wish to edit.
Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to
change the setting.
The ‘Auto Station Filter’ setting can
be either Nearest or In Range. The
setting is active only when you have
a GPS receiver connected to the
NMEA input and it applies only to
stations set to Auto. To print
messages from the nearest station
to your current position, set the auto
station filter to Nearest. To print
messages from all stations in range
of your current position, set the auto
station filter to In Range. An asterisk appears next to all stations for
which messages will be printed.
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Set the filter for each station to one of the following:
Setting
On
Off
Auto
Notes
Messages from station always printed
Messages from station never printed
Messages from station printed only when nearest or in
range depending upon setting.
Setup Mode, Navtex View, 518 and 490 Names Pages
The station names setup pages
determine the names of stations
displayed on station filter pages and
in Navtex message headers.
The picture shows the ‘518 Names’
page; the ‘490 Names’ page is
similar.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to
select the setting that you wish to
edit. Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys
to change the setting.
The Station Name Selection setting allows the user to select
between ‘GPS’ and ‘Manual’ station selection. If ‘GPS’ is selected
and there is valid position data on the NMEA input, the Nav6 will
select the NAVTEX transmitting station name nearest to the boat’s
current location for each station letter.
If ‘Manual’ is selected, then the user can manually select the
transmitting station name to be displayed for each station letter.
(Tip : You may be sailing in Nav Area II and therefore will pick station
names from Nav Area II. However it is important to realise that the
corresponding station letter in the adjacent Nav Areas may be
closer. For example, the ‘S’ station that you are receiving is the ‘S’
station in an adjacent Nav Area).
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Setup Mode, Navtex View, 518 and 490 Names, Station
Database Setup
Press the STATION DATABASE
softkey from within the [Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒518 or 490
Names Page] to display the station
database setup page for 518 or 490
kHz. Press the EXIT softkey to leave
the station database setup.
The station database page is divided
into two halves. The top half shows a
scrolling list of all stations in the
database. The bottom half shows
details of the current station selected
in the station list.
To edit an existing station entry:
Use the UP and DOWN keys to
select the station you wish to edit.
Use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to
jump to the next or previous station
letter in the database.
Press the EDIT softkey to edit the station details at the bottom of the
display.
The database entry for a typical
station (i.e. ‘Niton’) is shown left.
Data items are selected using UP
and DOWN keys. Data items are
changed using LEFT and RIGHT
keys.
When editing the station name, use the LEFT and RIGHT keys to
change the letters. Use the NEXT softkey to accept the current letter
and move the cursor to the right. Use the BACKSPACE softkey to
delete the current letter and move the cursor to the left
When editing the latitude and
longitude fields, use the NEXT
softkey to select the Degrees,
Minutes or Cardinal part of the
position. Use the LEFT and RIGHT
keys to change the selected item.
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When you have finished entering the data, press the SAVE softkey
to save and update the database or CANCEL softkey to abort the
change.
Field
Station
Area
Name
Notes
The station letter: A to X
The Nav-Area: I to XVI
The station name as displayed on Navtex
messages. Up to 17 characters.
Latitude
The transmitter position. Used to determine the
Longitude
nearest and in-range stations
Range
The stated coverage range of the station in NM.
Used to determine in range stations.
Operational
Set to YES when the station becomes
operational. Set to NO when the station is
declared but not yet operational. When set to
NO, the station will be excluded when
determining the nearest and in range stations.
To enter a new station:
Press the NEW softkey to create a new database entry. The rules for
entering a new station are identical to those described above for
editing an existing station. When you have finished entering the data,
press the SAVE or CANCEL softkey as required.
To delete a station :
Use the UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT keys to select the station in
the station list that you wish to delete. Press the DELETE softkey.
Confirm or cancel the deletion by pressing the CONFIRM or
CANCEL softkeys.
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Setup Mode, Navtex View, Monitor Page
The monitor page shows a split screen
view of live 490 and 518 kHz
transmissions as they are received.
None of the filtering selected in the
various setup pages is applied.
The monitor page displays ALL
incoming data regardless of error rate.
The monitor page also shows the low
level phasing characters contained
within transmissions (shown as ø
characters) and transmission errors
(shown as ✸characters).
Setup Mode, Navigate View, Options Page
The [Setup mode⇒
⇒Navigate View⇒
⇒
Options Page] shows general settings
for the navigation screens such as
Display, Waypoint, Log, Print and
View settings. Use the UP and DOWN
keys to select the setting that you wish
to edit. Use the LEFT and RIGHT
keys to change the setting.
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Option
Distance Units
Speed Units
Depth Units
North Reference
Setting
NM
km
mi
Kt
Km/h
m/s
mph
ft
m
True
Magnetic
Heading Reference
True
Magnetic
Wind Speed Units
Wind Reference
Kt
Km/h
m/s
mph
True
Relative
Damping
None, Low,
Medium, High
Demo Mode
Off
On
XTE Limit
0.02 to 1 NM
Log Interval
OFF
15, 20, 30 mins
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12
hours
Off
On
Auto Print
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Notes
Nautical Miles
kilometres
Miles
Knots
Kilometres per hour
Metres per second
Miles per hour
Feet
metres
COG and waypoint bearings
displayed relative to true North
COG and waypoint bearings
displayed relative to magnetic
North
Heading and set displayed relative
to true North
Heading and set displayed relative
to magnetic North
Knots
Kilometres per hour
Metres per second
Miles per hour
True wind speed and direction
displayed
Relative wind speed and direction
displayed
Sets the damping level applied to
COG, SOG, Heading, Water
Speed, Set and Drift readings.
Real navigation data from the
NMEA input is displayed.
Simulated navigation data is
displayed. Note: the GPS icon
does not appear on the status bar.
Set the cross track error limit used
on the Waypoint View. Increments
in 0.01 NM units.
Logging interval as selected.
Auto printing off
Auto printing on. Log data will be
printed at the log interval.
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Option
Manual Print
Setting
Off
Notes
Manual printing off. The Print
softkey on the Navigate Mode,
Log View is hidden
Manual printing on. The Print
softkey on the Navigate Mode,
Log View is enabled
Position view disabled
Position view enabled
Combined view disabled
Combined view enabled
Waypoint view disabled
Waypoint view enabled
Conning view disabled
Conning view enabled
Log view disabled
Log view enabled
On
Position
Combined
Waypoint
Conning
Log
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
On
Defaults shown in BOLD
Setup Mode, Navigate View, User View Page
The [Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navigate View
⇒User View Page] provides settings
for the user view pages. Set the
format for each user view page to
either Off, 2, 3 or 4 panels. Set the
contents of each panel. Panel 1 is
displayed at the top and panel 4 is at
the bottom of the page.
Use the UP and DOWN keys to select
the setting that you wish to edit. Use
the LEFT and RIGHT keys to change
the setting.
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Option
Format
Setting
Off
2 Panels
Notes
Disable the user view page
Display the user view page with
two large panels.
Display the user view page with
one large panel at the top and two
small panels at the bottom.
Display the user view page with
four small panels.
3 Panels
4 Panels
Panel n
See right
Choose the data to be displayed in
large panels from the following:
Time, Date, Position, COG, SOG,
Heading, Water Speed, Wind
Direction, Wind Speed, Set, Drift,
Distance, Trip, Depth, Turn Rate,
Waypoint, Wpt Position, Range,
Bearing, TTG, Closing Spd, XTE.
Choose the data to be displayed in
small panels from the following:
Time/Date, Latitude, Longitude,
Ground, Water, Wind, Current,
Odometer, Depth, Turn Rate,
Waypoint, Wpt Latitude, Wpt
Longitude, Range/Bearing, TTG,
Closing Spd, XTE.
Defaults shown in BOLD
Setup Mode, Navigate View, Monitor Page
The monitor page shows a view of live
NMEA 0183 data received at the
NMEA input. The monitor page
displays ALL incoming sentences and
can be paused by pressing the
PAUSE softkey.
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ALARM OPERATION
The Nav6 display contains a buzzer that can generate audible
alarms for the following conditions:
Option
New Message Alert
Notes
Short beep beep. Not repeated.
Indicates reception of a new Navtex message.
SAR Alarm
Morse code: Dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot
dot.. Repeated every ten seconds.
Indicates reception of a message type D, Search
And Rescue Navtex message.
Antenna Alarm
Short dah dee, dah dee. Repeated every eight
seconds.
Indicates that there is a fault in the Navtex antenna
or the cabling; see the Fault Finding section for
more details.
The alarms can be enabled or disabled via the [SETUP MODE,
GENERAL VIEW, OPTIONS PAGE]. When enabled, the SAR Alarm
and Antenna Alarm can be set to repeat 5 times or to repeat
continuously.
(Tip: When an alarm is active, pressing any of the softkeys will
cancel the alarm. The normal softkey action will not occur).
(Tip: When an alarm is active, an alarm bell icon will flash on the
status bar).
The red LED found above the softkeys, can be setup (on the Setup
Mode⇒
⇒General View⇒
⇒Options Page) to flash when there are
unread new messages or SAR messages. This can be useful in a
noisy environment where audible alarms cannot be easily heard.
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PRINTING NAVTEX AND NAVIGATION LOG
The Nav6plus can be configured to function like a GMDSS paper
Navtex printer when connected to a suitable serial printer. A Nav6
serial printer can be purchased from ICS (ICS order number 918.00).
Alternatively, an ICS Nav4 Navtex receiver can be modified to
become a Nav6 serial printer by purchasing a Nav4 to Nav6 printer
conversion kit (ICS order number 6100.00).
The Navtex auto print facility acts like a GMDSS paper Navtex
printer:
•
•
Poor quality messages (error rates over 33%) are not printed.
All new messages are printed when first received.
•
•
Only messages not excluded by the print filtering are printed.
Message repeats are printed each time they are received until
they have been received with good quality (error rate of less
than 4%).
•
Once a good quality message has been received, repeats are
not printed during the next 72 hours. After 72 hours the
message is treated as a new message and printed again.
The Navigation Log auto-print facility prints navigation log entries as
they are added to the Navigate Mode, Log View. Each log printout
contains time, date, position, COG, SOG, heading, water speed,
wind direction and speed, depth and distance. Only fields containing
valid data are printed.
Setting up a printer
Follow these steps to setup Navtex printing.
• Connect the serial printer as described in the “Installation Of
Display Unit” section.
•
•
•
Test the printer installation by enabling manual print (see Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options Page) and printing a Navtex
message by pressing the PRINT softkey on the Navtex
Mode⇒
⇒Print View.
Enable Navtex auto print and set the output format to “Printer”;
see Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options Page.
Enable Navtex manual print if you want to be able to the current
print Navtex message by pressing the PRINT softkey on the
Navtex Mode⇒
⇒Print View.
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•
•
•
Setup the Navtex print filtering to select which message types
from which stations should be printed; see Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navtex
View⇒
⇒Options Page⇒
⇒Print Setup.
Enable Navigate auto print and set the logging interval; see
Setup Mode⇒
⇒Navigate View⇒
⇒Options Page.
Enable Navigate manual print if you want to be able to print the
current page of log entries from the navigation log using the
PRINT softkey on the Navigate Mode⇒
⇒Log View.
Auto printing of Navtex messages should now occur when new
Navtex message transmissions are received from the selected
stations. Auto printing of Navigation logs should now at Navigate
logging intervals.
OUTPUT TO A PC OR PLOTTER
The Nav6 can be setup to output Navtex messages to a PC or
compatible chart plotter. Setup the Nav6 as per “Setting up a printer”
but with the following exceptions:
•
Instead of connecting a serial printer , connect the PC or chart
plotter.
•
To test the PC connection, run a terminal application with the
serial port set to 4800 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and
print a Navtex message at the Nav6.
•
Set the Navtex output format to “Data”; see Setup
Mode⇒
⇒Navtex View⇒
⇒Options Page. This formats the Navtex
messages for processing by chart plotter applications.
INSTALLATION OF SENSOR UNIT
The Sensor Unit is a rugged waterproof unit, but care should be
taken during installation to prevent damage that may lead to
subsequent water ingress.
•
The Sensor Unit should be mounted so that the whip is
approximately vertical.
•
The Sensor Unit can be screwed into a standard marine antenna
rail mount (1" 14 tpi thread or ICS part number 903.03).
•
The mounting position should avoid any adjacent obstructions
caused by the superstructure etc.
•
The Sensor Unit should be located at least 0.5metres away from
any other electronic equipment including GPS antennas, Radar
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etc.
• On a yacht, pushpit mounting is permissible.
Note: due to the variety of possible mounting methods (horizontal
rail, vertical rail, deck, etc) ICS do not supply the antenna mounting
bracket as standard. They are readily available from most marine
electronics stores.
Mounting the Sensor Unit
•
•
First, fix the antenna mount in the desired location.
If required, thread the sensor cable through the antenna mount
(if the antenna mount thread has a slot to accept the sensor
cable mount this may not be necessary).
•
•
Now fit the Sensor Unit on top of the antenna mount.
Holding the top of the Sensor Unit, rotate the large plastic nut on
the bottom in order to engage the thread of the antenna mount.
•
Continue to tighten the nut until the Sensor Unit is locked.
•
Note that it is possible to position the Sensor Unit to face
whichever way the user desires.
•
Do not use a wrench to tighten the nut – hand-tighten only.
Mounting the optional 45cm Extension Whip
•
•
•
Remove the red plastic plug on the top of the Sensor Unit.
Screw in the Extension Whip.
It is advisable to apply a smear of grease to the thread to ensure
that salt deposits do not cause the thread to seize up.
Connections to the Sensor Unit
The sensor cable should be routed back to the intended location of
the Display Unit. We do not recommend cutting the cable, but this
may be done if, necessary, without effecting the performance of the
product.
Note that the sensor cable consists of two twisted pairs, one for
power and one for serial data communications.
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Twisted Pair
Core Colour
Signal description
YELLOW twisted with
BLACK
YELLOW
BLACK
POWER from display
GND from display
WHITE twisted with BLACK
WHITE
BLACK
DATA A from display
DATA B from display
Screen
Silver
Screen (nominally 0V)
Routing of the Sensor Cable
The Sensor Cable should be connected to the Display Unit via the
terminal strip supplied.
•
The Sensor Cable should be routed to the Display Unit taking
care that potential tripping hazards are avoided.
•
The Sensor Cable should be tied at regular intervals to ensure
that the cable is not crushed or able to vibrate as this may affect
its performance.
•
The Sensor Cable should not be bent through tight radii ( less
than 4cm ).
•
Where the Sensor Cable passes through bulkheads or decking,
rubber grommets or the optional deck gland (ICS part number
2520.08) should be used to prevent chaffing.
Grounding
For some installations where local interference is thought to be
limiting receiver performance, it may be necessary to ground the
screen of the antenna cable.
Connect the screen of the interconnecting cable from the connecting
block to a good electrical ground. This can either be a specially
installed ground plate, or the keel bolts on a non-encapsulated keel.
If electrical isolation is to be maintained then this should be done via
a 0.1uF 50V capacitor.
If in doubt consult your dealer.
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INSTALLATION OF DISPLAY UNIT
•
Choose a location that is flat, free from excessive heat and
vibration, and which is convenient for routing the Display Cable.
The display is best viewed when the screen is mounted square
on.
•
The Display Unit has been designed for above or below decks
mounting. It can be panel mounted onto a bulkhead, mounted
via a U-bracket (purchased separately as an option) or mounted
on a conversion plate (purchased separately as an option and
intended for use when replacing an existing Nav4 with a Nav6).
Avoid direct sunlight. If this cannot be avoided then protect the
unit when not in use by purchasing and fitting the optional
suncover.
•
•
The Display Unit should be located at least 0.5metres away from
any transmitting equipment including GPS antennas, VHF
radios, Radar etc.
Surface Mounting the Display Unit
You will need: 104mm (4") hole saw
3mm drill for fixing screws.
Phillips head screwdriver.
Follow the instructions:
• Choose a flat surface on which to mount the Display Unit.
•
Use the drilling template supplied to mark out the centres for the
104mm hole and the two 3mm holes.
•
•
•
Drill the holes.
Remove the two screw covers from the Display Unit.
Apply a releasing agent (grease or petroleum jelly) to the rubber
seal around the back of the Nav6. This will prevent the seal from
sticking to the bulkhead surface over time.
•
Position the Nav6 over the holes and insert the screws.
•
•
Do not over-tighten the screws.
Clip the screw covers in place.
U-bracket Mounting
Please follow the fitting instructions contained within the optional Ubracket mounting kit.
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Nav4 to Nav6 Conversion Mounting Plate
Please follow the fitting instructions contained within the optional
Nav4 to Nav6 Conversion Mounting Plate kit.
Connections to the Display
The display cable consists of six twisted pairs:
Twisted Pair
Core Colour
Signal description
RED twisted with BLACK
RED
BLACK
12V input
GND input
BLUE twisted with BLACK
BLUE
BLACK
NMEA A input
NMEA B input
BROWN twisted with BLACK
BROWN
BLACK
RS232 TX output
RS232 RX input
WHITE twisted with BLACK
WHITE
BLACK
sensor DATA A
sensor DATA B
YELLOW twisted with BLACK
YELLOW
BLACK
sensor POWER o/p
sensor GND o/p
GREEN twisted with BLACK
GREEN
BLACK
programming signal
spare
Screen
Silver
Nominally 0V
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The following diagram shows a typical Nav6 system.
Na vt e x
NAV-6 ANTENNA
ICS
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
YELLOW
YELLOW
BLACK
BLACK
SCREEN DRAIN
SCREEN DRAIN
GREEN
BATTERY
GPS
SENSOR
+12v
RED
GND
BLACK
NAV-6
DISPLAY
BLUE
A
BLACK
B
NAV-6 PRINTER
BLACK *
TX
BROWN
RX
BLACK
NAV6 Printer
* Not connected
Connecting Power
The Nav6 Navtex System should be powered from a nominal 12Vdc
switched supply, capable of providing a continuous 350mA.
•
To allow the unit to be isolated for service, a 1.5A circuit breaker
or a 1.5A fuse and switch should switch the power supply.
•
Use the RED and BLACK twisted pair for connection to the
boat’s power supply.
•
•
•
Connect the RED wire to boat’s positive (12V) supply.
Connect the BLACK wire to negative (0V) supply.
Note that vessels that require isolation may need to install a DC
to DC converter (ICS part number 500.09) – if in doubt ask your
dealer.
•
24V vessels should install the 24V / 12V DC to DC converter
(ICS part number 500.10).
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Connecting the Sensor
•
Connect the sensor power. Connect the YELLOW and BLACK
twisted pair from the display to the YELLOW and BLACK twisted
pair of the sensor; YELLOW to YELLOW, BLACK to BLACK.
•
Connect the sensor data. Connect the WHITE and BLACK
twisted pair from the display to the WHITE and BLACK twisted
pair of the sensor; WHITE to WHITE, BLACK to BLACK.
•
Connect the screen. Connect the silver screen wires of the
display and sensor. Do not connect these to the negative supply.
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Connecting an NMEA Source
•
Use the BLUE and BLACK twisted pair for connection to the
NMEA data source.
• Connect the BLUE wire to the NMEA A signal.
• Connect the BLACK wire to the NMEA B signal.
(Trouble shooting: Note that NMEA signal terminology can vary
between manufacturers – try swapping the BLUE and BLACK wires
if the NMEA input does not work initially – no damage will be done)
The Nav6 is compatible with most sources of NMEA 0183 data such
as a GPS receiver or adapter boxes supplied for use with networked
instrument systems. Please note that you may need to program the
source of NMEA data to send the correct sentences in the correct
format. You may also need to purchase an NMEA adapter box for
your instrument system. Should you be uncertain of your abilities in
this area, you are strongly advised to seek the services of a qualified
marine electronics installer.
Note: We do not guarantee compatibility with all GPS receivers or all
instrument systems. However, this can normally be achieved for
most systems by a skilled installer. For notes on achieving
compatibility with various systems, see the Nav6 FAQ section on our
web site: www.icselectronics.co.uk
The Nav6plus uses NMEA data for the following:
•
•
To synchronise its internal clock with UTC time.
To display a wide variety of NMEA data in a selection of formats
(see Appendix IV for the NMEA sentences supported).
•
To automatically filter the message display to show either
messages from only the nearest Navtex transmitting station, or
all stations that are currently within range.
Connecting the Programming Signal
The programming signal (GREEN and BLACK twisted pair) is not
required for normal operation and should be left unconnected.
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Connecting a PC, Printer or Plotter
The following equipment with RS232 serial data connection may be
connected to the Nav6:
• A PC (via ICS Cable option 6020.09).
• Or a printer or chart plotter (via ICS Cable option 6020.10).
The PC and printer serial port should be set to 4800 baud, 8 data
bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. A terminal emulator
program, such as HyperTerminal, can be used to monitor the data
output.
If you wish to make up your own PC interface cable please follow the
diagram below.
9 way “D” type female
pin number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal
Nav6 display connection
No connection
RX
TX
No connection
GND
No connection
No connection
No connection
No connection
Black (Paired with brown)
Brown
Black (Paired with red)
-
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Connecting Multiple Display Units
Where multiple displays are required, these may be purchased as an
option (ICS part number 6003.00). In addition, a Nav6 hub is
required to interconnect the equipment (ICS part number 919.00).
For full details on using the Nav6hub within an extended Nav6
system, please refer to the Nav6hub User Guide.
N a vt e x
NAV-6 ANTENNA
GPS
SENSOR
ICS
NAV-6
DISPLAY
NAV6
HUB
NAV-6 PRINTER
NAV-6
DISPLAY
NAV6 Printer
BATTERY
Note: When multiple displays are used, only the main display must
be set to master ‘Display Mode’ and all other displays must be set to
be slaves; see Set-up Mode, Navtex View, Options Page.
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TESTING THE NAV6 AFTER INSTALLATION
•
•
Carefully check all connections before applying power.
Switch on the power supply by closing the 1.5A circuit breaker or
power panel switch.
•
Check that the red LED illuminates
for approximately 8 seconds and
then goes out and the start-up page
appears on the Nav6 display. The
start-up progress bar at the bottom
of the page will disappear when the
system is ready to use. Press any
key to show the next screen.
•
Check that the sensor is working.
Check that both the ‘490’ and the
‘518’ icon appear on the status line
at the top of the Navtex display.
If the correct icons do not appear,
then switch off the power supply
and check the sensor data and
power connections; check that you
have not swapped the sensor DATA
A and DATA B wires.
•
Check that the NMEA input is working. When the display is
receiving GPS data the ‘GPS’ icon will appear on the status line
at the top of the Navtex display. If the icon does not appear,
ensure that the NMEA source is operating and check the NMEA
data connections; you may have to swap the NMEA DATA A and
DATA B wires.
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLE SHOOTING
Cleaning
The Nav6 Navtex System may be cleaned when necessary by
wiping with a cloth dampened with fresh water. Do not use solvents.
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Fault Finding
Fault
Possible cause
LCD blank, RED LED
On
Green wire connected to 12V
Disconnect green wire – it should not be
connected other than for programming
No power
Check that 12V is connected to RED wire and
0V to its BLACK pair
Low voltage
There is insufficient voltage supplying the
display
Sleep Mode
Press any key to activate the display
LCD blank, RED LED
off
RED LED flashing with
a period of 2 seconds.
Display not operating.
RED LED flashing with
a period of 15 seconds.
Display not operating.
No Navtex messages
received
SIG on status line
(signal fault)
ERR on status line
(communications error)
No GPS indicator on
status line
Check for SIG or ERR on status line; see
below. Check siting of sensor.
•
If this symbol appears for short periods –
don’t worry – it’s caused by one or more
Navtex stations transmitting carrier but
no modulation, or by local interference.
•
If this symbol persists then you may have
a receiver error or interference from
nearby equipment.
Check for possible causes. Identify the local
source of interference by turning off items of
equipment (e.g. battery charger) until the SIG
indicator is cleared
•
No power to Sensor
•
No communications to Sensor
Check connections to sensor. Check for 12V
between YELLOW wire and its BLACK pair
•
Display Mode set to “Slave”
Always set the ‘Display Mode’ to “Master” in
single display systems.
•
Two or more master displays connected
to a sensor
Set the ‘Display Mode’ on one display to
master and set all other displays to slave
No NMEA data on NMEA input.
Check the NMEA data connections.
Check that the GPS unit is switched on.
Check that the GPS unit is set to output
compatible NMEA sentences (see Appendix
III: NMEA Sentences Supported).
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Software Upgrade
The Nav6plus has FLASH memory based software. This allows the
Nav6plus to be upgraded when new software releases are
developed. Please check our website www.icselectronics.co.uk for
information on new releases.
Input Fuse
The Nav6plus has a built-in resettable fuse on its 12V input. This
fuse will trip if the unit due to a fault condition draws excessive
currents. Power must be disconnected from the unit for 10 seconds
in order for the fuse to reset.
Sensor Output Fuse
The Nav6plus has a built-in resettable fuse on its sensor output
power connector. This fuse will trip if a fault condition on the sensor
unit draws excessive currents. The sensor unit power must be
disconnected for 10 seconds in order for the fuse to reset.
WARRANTY
ICS Electronics Ltd warrants to the original end-user that this product
will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
one year from the date of purchase. During the warranty period, and
upon proof of purchase, the product will be repaired or replaced (with
the same or a similar model, which may be a refurbished model) at
ICS Electronics’ option, without charge for either parts or labour. For
warranty repair, the unit must be returned, carriage pre-paid, to the
ICS Electronics Ltd. dealer from whom it was first purchased. This
limited warranty shall not apply if the product is modified, tampered
with, misused, subjected to abnormal working conditions (including,
but not limited to lightning and immersion in water) and use with
power supplies and other options not specifically recommended by
ICS Electronics Ltd.
Please contact us for further details of our warranty repair procedure.
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GLOSSARY
COG
GMDSS
IMO
NMEA
RS485
RS232
SAR
SOG
SOLAS
TTG
XTE
Course Over Ground
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
International Maritime Organisation
National Marine Electronics Association
Serial data communication interface
Serial data communication interface
Search and Rescue
Speed Over Ground
Safety of Life at Sea
Time To Go
Cross Track Error
PACKING LIST AND OPTIONS
Packing List
For the Nav6 System contents – please see the packing list
enclosed.
Options
The following Nav6 ancillary parts can be purchased:
Option
ICS Part Number
U-bracket mounting kit
6020.00
Nav4 to Nav6 conversion mounting kit
6020.17
Nav4 to Nav6 serial printer conversion kit 6100.00
Display unit suncover
6020.03
Sensor Rail mount
903.03
Cable deck gland
2520.08
Nav6 Serial Printer
918.00
Nav6hub
919.00
12V / 12V DC to DC converter
500.02
24V / 12V DC to DC converter
500.13
NAV6 PC serial interface cable
6020.09
Additional Nav6 plus display unit
6003.00
5m Navtex sensor cable extension kit
6020.19
30m Navtex sensor cable extension kit
6020.18
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SPECIFICATION
Approval Standards
Meets the EMC requirements of IEC 60945
Power
Voltage range
10.8V to 15.6V
Consumption (Typical)
Backlight full
310 mA (3.8 W at 12V)
Backlight off
165 mA (2.0 W at 12V)
Sleep mode
115 mA (1.4 W at 12V)
Display Unit
Operating Temperature Range
0 to +50degC
Storage Temperature Range
-20 to +55degC
Humidity
0 to 95%
Mounting
Above or below decks
Weight (without cable)
445 g (approx.)
Power
10.8V to 15.6V
Splash-proof
Sensor Unit
Operating Temperature Range
-10 to +50degC
Storage Temperature Range
-20 to +55degC
Humidity
0 to 95% non-condensing
Mounting
Above decks
Weight (without cable)
420 g (approx.)
Power
Provided by Display Unit
Waterproof to IEC 60945
Extension Whip (length)
45 cm
Extension Whip (screw thread)
3/8”, 24 tpi
Receive Frequency
490kHz and 518kHz
Message Storage
Sufficient non-volatile storage for 3 days transmissions under
normal operating conditions. Normally much longer than 3 days
worth of storage will be achieved
NMEA Input Interface Specification
The unit meets the electrical requirements of NMEA 0183
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Display Unit Features
1/2vga (480x320 pixels) monochrome LCD with 4 grey levels
32 step CCFL backlighting of LCD
128 step contrast adjustment of LCD
LED backlighting for keyboard
RS485 serial I/O port to sensor
NMEA input
RS232 printer output
Piezo buzzer for audible alarms
Internal temperature sensor
Non volatile memory
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APPENDIX I: NAVTEX STATION DATABASE
518kHz Navtex Stations
Id
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
E
E
E
E
E
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
G
G
G
G
G
G
G
H
H
H
H
Area
01
02
03
04
09
11
13
15
01
03
04
07
09
11
13
15
01
03
04
07
08
11
12
13
15
01
02
03
04
11
12
13
15
03
11
12
13
15
01
02
03
04
06
09
11
13
15
01
02
04
08
09
11
15
01
03
04
06
Country
Norway
France
Russia
USA
Iran
Indonesia
Russia
Chile
Norway
Ukraine
Bermuda
Namibia
Bahrain
Indonesia
Russia
Chile
Russia
Ukraine
Canada
South Africa
Mauritius
Singapore
USA
Russia
Chile
Sweden
Spain
Turkey
Canada
Indonesia
Canada
Russia
Chile
Turkey
Indonesia
USA
Russia
Chile
Russia
Acores
Turkey
USA
Uruguay
Iran
Thailand
Russia
Chile
UK
Spain
USA
India
Saudi Arabia
Japan
Chile
Sweden
Greece
Canada
Dutch Antilles
Name
Svalbard
Corsen
Novorossiysk
Miami
Bushehr
Jayapura
Vladivostok
Antofagusta
Bodo
Mariupol
Bermuda Harbour
Walvis Bay
Bahrain
Amboina
Kholmsk
Valparaiso
Murmansk
Odessa
Sept -Iles
Cape Town
Mauritius
Singapore
San Francisco
Petropavlosk
Talcahuano
Grimeton
Coruna
Istanbul
Sept -Iles
Ujungpandang
Prince Rupert
Magadan
Puerto Montt
Samsun
Jakarta
Savannah
Beringovskiy
Magallanes
Arkhangelsk
Horta
Antalya
Boston (Ice Rep)
La Paloma
Bandar Abbas
Krung Thep
Providenia Bukhta
Isla De Pascua
Cullercoats
Tarifa
New Orleans
Mumbai
Damman
Naha
Isla De Pascua
Bjuroklubb
Iraklion
Prescott
Curacao
Latitude
78°4'N
48°28'N
44°43'N
25°30'N
28°58'N
2°31'S
43°7'N
23°40'S
67°16'N
47°6'N
32°23'N
23°3'S
26°9'N
3°42'S
47°2'N
32°48'S
68°58'N
46°29'N
50°11'N
33°41'S
20°10'S
1°20'N
37°55'N
53°0'N
36°42'S
57°6'N
43°22'N
41°4'N
50°11'N
5°6'S
54°18'N
59°40'N
41°29'S
41°17'N
6°7'S
32°8'N
64°10'N
52°56'S
64°33'N
38°32'N
36°53'N
41°43'N
34°40'S
27°8'N
13°44'N
64°10'N
27°9'S
55°4'N
36°1'N
29°53'N
19°5'N
26°26'N
26°9'N
27°9'S
64°28'N
35°20'N
44°20'N
12°10'N
54
Longitude
13°38'E
5°3'W
37°47'E
80°23'W
50°50'E
140°43'E
131°53'E
70°25'W
14°23'E
37°33'E
64°41'W
14°37'E
50°28'E
128°12'E
142°3'E
71°29'W
33°5'E
30°44'E
66°7'W
18°43'E
57°28'E
103°42'E
122°42'W
158°40'E
73°6'W
12°23'E
8°27'W
28°57'E
66°7'W
119°26'E
130°25'W
151°1'E
72°57'W
36°20'E
106°52'E
81°42'W
179°02'W
70°54'W
40°32'E
28°38'W
30°42'E
70°31'W
54°9'W
57°4'E
100°34'E
173°10'W
109°25'W
1°28'W
5°34'W
89°55'W
72°50'E
50°6'E
127°46'E
109°25'W
21°36'E
25°7'E
81°10'W
68°52'W
Range (NM)
450
300
300
240
300
300
280
300
450
280
280
380
300
300
300
300
140
280
300
500
400
400
350
280
300
299
400
300
300
300
300
000
300
300
300
200
000
300
300
640
300
200
280
300
200
000
300
270
400
200
299
390
400
300
300
280
300
250
Op
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Id
H
H
H
H
I
I
I
I
I
J
J
J
J
J
J
K
K
K
L
L
L
L
M
M
M
M
M
M
N
N
N
N
N
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
S
Area
09
11
12
15
02
03
07
11
15
01
03
04
11
12
15
01
03
11
01
03
11
15
01
02
03
06
09
11
01
03
04
06
11
01
03
04
06
07
11
12
01
03
04
06
08
09
11
11
11
11
11
01
03
04
06
11
12
01
02
03
04
06
11
12
01
Country
Saudi Arabia
Japan
Canada
Chile
Islas Canarias
Turkey
South Africa
Japan
Chile
Sweden
Bulgaria
Canada
Japan
Alaska
Chile
UK
Greece
Japan
Norway
Greece
Hong Kong
Chile
Belgium
Morocco
Cyprus
Argentina
Oman
China
Norway
Egypt
USA
Argentina
China
UK
Malta
Canada
Argentina
South Africa
China
Hawaiian Islands
Netherlands
Israel
Canada
Argentina
India
Pakistan
Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan
Vietnam
Ireland
Croatia
Canada
Argentina
China
USA
Iceland
Portugal
Italy
Greenland
Argentina
China
Puerto Rico
UK
Name
Jeddah
Moji
Tofino
Antofagusta
Las Palmas
Izmir
Port Elizabeth
Yokohama
Valparaiso
Gislovshammer
Varna
Sydney
Otaru
Kodiak
Talcahuano
Niton (N.France)
Kerkyra
Kushiro
Rogaland
Limnos
Hong Kong
Magallanes
Oostende (Thames)
Casablanca
Cyprus
Ushuaia Prefectur
Muscat
Sanya
Orlandet
El Iskandariya
Portsmouth
Rio Gallegos
Guangzhou
Portpatrick
Malta
St Johns
Comodoro Rivadavi
Durban
Fuzhou
Honolulu
Ijmuiden
Hefa
Thunder Bay
Bahia Blanca
Madras
Karachi
Meilung
Lintou
Linyuan
Keelung
Hai Phong
Malin Head
Split
Sydney
Mar Del Plata
Shanghai
Long Beach
Reykjavik
Monsanto
Roma
Reykjavik
Buenos Aires
Dalian
San Juan
Niton
Latitude
21°23'N
33°52'N
48°56'N
23°40'S
28°9'N
38°21'N
33°57'S
35°22'N
32°48'S
55°29'N
43°4'N
46°11'N
43°12'N
57°46'N
36°42'S
50°35'N
39°45'N
42°59'N
58°39'N
39°52'N
22°13'N
52°56'S
51°11'N
33°36'N
35°10'N
54°48'S
23°37'N
18°14'N
63°40'N
31°12'N
36°44'N
51°37'S
23°9'N
54°51'N
35°49'N
47°37'N
45°51'S
29°48'S
26°2'N
21°22'N
52°27'N
32°49'N
48°26'N
38°43'S
13°8'N
24°51'N
23°59'N
23°33'N
22°29'N
25°8'N
20°43'N
55°22'N
43°30'N
46°11'N
38°3'S
31°7'N
35°31'N
64°5'N
38°44'N
41°48'N
64°5'N
34°27'S
38°52'N
18°28'N
50°35'N
55
Longitude
39°11'E
130°36'E
125°32'W
70°25'W
15°25'W
26°35'E
25°31'E
139°36'E
71°29'W
14°19'E
27°46'E
59°54'W
141°0'E
152°34'W
73°6'W
1°18'W
19°52'E
144°23'E
5°36'E
25°4'E
114°15'E
70°54'W
2°48'E
7°38'W
33°26'E
68°18'W
58°31'E
109°30'E
9°33'E
29°52'E
76°1'W
69°3'W
113°29'E
5°7'W
14°32'E
52°40'W
67°25'W
30°49'E
119°18'E
158°9'W
4°35'E
35°0'E
89°13'W
62°6'W
80°17'E
67°3'E
121°37'E
119°38'E
120°25'E
121°45'E
106°44'E
7°21'W
16°29'E
59°54'W
57°32'W
121°33'E
121°3'W
21°51'W
9°11'W
12°31'E
21°51'W
58°37'W
121°31'E
67°4'W
1°18'W
Range (NM)
390
400
300
300
400
300
500
400
300
300
350
300
400
200
300
270
280
400
450
280
299
300
150
180
200
280
270
250
450
350
280
280
250
270
400
300
280
500
250
350
110
200
300
280
299
400
350
350
540
540
400
400
085
300
280
250
350
550
530
320
550
560
250
200
270
Op
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Id
S
S
S
T
T
T
T
U
U
U
U
U
V
V
V
V
V
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
X
X
X
X
X
Area
04
11
16
01
03
04
11
01
03
04
11
16
01
03
04
11
11
01
03
04
11
11
12
16
03
04
09
11
12
Country
Canada
Malaysia
Peru
Belgium
Italy
Canada
Malaysia
Estonia
Italy
Canada
Malaysia
Peru
Norway
Italy
Canada
South Korea
Mariana Islands
Ireland
France
Greenland
Vietnam
South Korea
USA
Peru
Spain
Canada
Egypt
Vietnam
Alaska
Name
Iqaluit
Labuan
Paita
Oostende
Cagliari
Iqaluit
Kuching
Tallinn
Trieste
Fundy
Port Kelang
Calleo
Vardo
Augusta
Fundy
Chukpyon
Guam
Valentia (Dublin)
La Garde
Kook Islands
Da Nang
Pyonsan
Astoria
Mollendo
Valencia
Labrador
Serapeum
Ho Chi Minh-City
Kodiak
Latitude
63°44'N
5°54'N
5°5'S
51°11'N
39°14'N
63°44'N
4°27'N
59°30'N
45°41'N
43°45'N
5°25'N
12°3'S
70°22'N
37°14'N
43°45'N
37°3'N
13°34'N
51°27'N
43°6'N
64°4'N
16°5'N
35°36'N
46°10'N
17°1'S
38°43'N
53°18'N
30°28'N
10°47'N
57°47'N
Longitude
68°33'W
118°0'E
81°7'W
2°48'E
9°14'E
68°33'W
114°1'E
24°30'E
13°46'E
66°10'W
100°24'E
77°9'W
31°6'E
15°14'E
66°10'W
129°26'E
144°50'E
9°49'W
5°59'E
52°1'W
108°13'E
126°29'E
123°49'W
72°1'W
0°9'E
60°33'W
32°22'E
106°40'E
152°32'W
Range (NM)
200
350
200
050
320
200
350
300
320
300
350
200
450
320
300
200
100
400
250
400
400
200
216
200
300
300
200
400
200
Op
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Latitude
34°40'S
54°51'N
48°28'N
38°44'N
50°35'N
38°32'N
37°3'N
35°36'N
43°6'N
63°44'N
55°4'N
20°43'N
Longitude
54°9'W
5°7'W
5°3'W
9°11'W
1°18'W
28°38'W
129°26'E
126°29'E
5°59'E
68°33'W
1°28'W
106°44'E
Range (NM)
280
270
300
530
270
640
200
200
250
200
270
400
Op
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
490kHz Navtex Stations
Id
A
C
E
G
I
J
J
K
S
S
U
W
Area
06
01
02
02
01
02
11
11
03
04
01
11
Country
Uruguay
UK
France
Portugal
UK
Acores
South Korea
South Korea
France
Canada
UK
Vietnam
Name
La Paloma
Portpatrick
Corsen
Monsanto
Niton
Horta
Chukpyon
Pyonsan
La Garde
Iqaluit
Cullercoats
Hai Phong
Note: to the best of our knowledge, all Navtex station database
information was correct on the date of publication.
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APPENDIX II: MESSAGE TYPE INDICATORS
Navtex broadcasts use following message type letter:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
V
W
X
Y
Z
Navigational warnings
Meteorological warnings
Ice reports
Search and rescue information, and pirate warnings
Meteorological forecasts
Pilot service messages
DECCA messages
LORAN messages
OMEGA messages (Note: OMEGA has been discontinued)
SATNAV messages (i.e. GPS or GLONASS)
Navigational warnings - additional to letter A
Notice to Fishermen (U.S. only)
Environmental (U.S. only)
Special services - allocation by IMO Navtex Panel
Special services - allocation by IMO Navtex Panel
No message on hand
APPENDIX III: NMEA SENTENCES SUPPORTED
Data Item
Time
Date
Lat/Long
Heading (True)
Heading (Magnetic)
Water Speed
Course (True)
Course (Magnetic)
Ground Speed
Wind Speed
Wind Angle
Distance
Trip
Depth
Rate Of Turn
Waypoint
Name
Lat/Long
Range
Closing Speed
Bearing (True)
Bearing (Magnetic)
Cross Track Error
Taken from NMEA Sentences
RMC GGA GLL ZDA
RMC ZDA
RMC GGA GLL
*HDT *HDG VHW
*HDG VHW
*VBW VHW
RMC VTG
RMC VTG
RMC *VBW VTG
*MWV #VWR #VWT
*MWV #VWR #VWT
VLW
VLW
*DPT DBT
*ROT
RMB BWC BWR APB
RMB BWC BWR
ETA RMB ZTG
RMB BWC BWR
RMB WCV
RMB BWC BWR APB
BWC BWR APB
RMB XTE APB
*
SOLAS required sentence
#
Obsolete
Note that the if a data item is present in more than one sentence,
then it is taken from the leftmost sentence in the table entry above.
I.e. if Range is available in BWC and BWR, it will be taken from
BWC.
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APPENDIX IV: NAV6 MENU NAVIGATION
4
3
2
FUNCTION
Mark Read
PAGE
Next New
VIEW
Message
View
Print
Next New
Print
View
Date
Criteria
Ascending
Order
Station
Criteria
Type
Criteria
4
Descending
Order
MODE
2
2
3
Sort
View
4
Preset 1
Navtex
Mode
2
490 Types
Page
Preset 2
4
Preset 3
4
Preset 4
4
Preset 5
4
1
490 Stns
Page
518 Types
Page
518 Stns
Page
3
3
Filter
View
3
1
Position
View
Combined
View
2
Waypoint
View
2
Conning
View
2
User 1,2,3,4
View
2
Log
View
2
Navigate
Mode
1
Options
Page
LCD
Page
General
View
3
2
Options
Page
490 Names
Page
518 Names
Page
Monitor
Page
Options
Page
User View
Page
Monitor
Page
3
Navtex
View
3
Setup
Mode
3
2
3
3
Navigate
View
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APPENDIX V: NAV6 MENU STRUCTURE
Navtex - Mode
1
Message - View
Print - View
Notes:
Next New
Mark read
2
Next new
Print
Sort - View
Order
Ascending
Descending
Criteria
Date
Station
Type
1.
Receiver type selection,
controls whether this option
is displayed.
2.
Only displayed if manual
Navtex printing ON
3.
Only displayed if manual
navigate log printing ON
4.
Only displayed if the station
database memory is full
5.
Only displayed if auto
Navtex printing ON
6.
Only displayed if enabled
on navigate options page
Filter - View
Navigate – Mode
Pre-set 1,2,3,4,5
1
490 Types - Page
1
490 Stns – Page
1
518 Types – Page
1
518 Stns - Page
,
6
Position – View
6
Combined - View
6
Waypoint - View
6
Conning - View
6
User 1,2,3,4 - View
6
Log - View
3
Print
Set-up - Mode
General - View
Options - Page
Factory reset
Confirm
Cancel
LCD - Page
Pre-set
Day
Night
Sleep
Navtex - View
Options - Page
Print Set-up
1
5
1
490 Types
1
490 Stns
1
518 Types
1
518 Stns
490, 518 Names - Pages
Station database
New
Save
Cancel
4
Purge
Confirm
Cancel
Edit
Save
Cancel
4
Purge
Confirm
Cancel
Delete
Confirm
Cancel
Exit
Monitor - Page
Navigate - View
Options - Page
User View - Page
Monitor - Page
Pause
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