GN70/MX610/MX612 - Simrad Commercial

GN70/MX610/MX612
Operator and Installation Manual
ENGLISH
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Preface
Disclaimer
As Navico is continuously improving this product, we retain the right to make changes to the
product at any time which may not be reflected in this version of the manual. Please contact
your nearest distributor if you require any further assistance.
It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the equipment in a manner that will
not cause accidents, personal injury or property damage. The user of this product is solely
responsible for observing safe boating practices.
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LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS, DAMAGE
OR THAT MAY VIOLATE THE LAW.
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the official version of the Documentation.
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without notice.
Compliance
The GN70/MX610/MX612 system complies with the following regulations:
• MED 96/98/EC as amended by directive (EU) 2015/559
• CE (2004-108 EC EMC Directive)
• C - Tick
For more information please refer to our website:
www.navico.com/commercial and www.simrad-yachting.com
The Wheelmark
The GN70/MX610/MX612 system is produced and tested in accordance with the European
Marine Equipment Directive MED 96/98/EC as amended by directive (EU) 2015/559. This
means that the systems comply with the highest level of tests for nonmilitary marine
electronic navigation equipment existing today.
The Marine Equipment Directive 2010/68/EC (MED), as amended by 2011/68/EC for ships
flying EU or EFTA flags, applies to all new ships, to existing ships not previously carrying such
equipment, and to ships having their equipment replaced.
This means that all system components covered by annex A1 must be type-approved
accordingly and must carry the Wheelmark, which is a symbol of conformity with the Marine
Equipment Directive.
Navico has no responsibility for the incorrect installation or use of the navigation eauipment,
so it is essential for the person in charge of the installation to be familiar with the relevant
requirements as well as with the contents of the manuals, which covers correct installation
and use.
FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
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interference, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected
Consult the dealer or installer technician for help.
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Navico Holding AS.
Warranty
The warranty card is supplied as a separate document.
In case of any queries, refer to our websites:
www.navico.com/commercial and www.simrad-yachting.com
About this manual
This manual is a reference guide for operating the Simrad GN70/MX610/MX612 navigation
system.
The manual will be continuously updated to match new software releases. The latest available
manual version can be downloaded from our websites.
Important text that requires special attention from the reader is emphasized as follows:
¼¼ Note: Used to draw the reader’s attention to a comment or some important information.
Warning: Used when it is necessary to warn personnel that they
should proceed carefully to prevent risk of injury and/or damage to
equipment/personnel.
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Contents
7Introduction
7
8
GN70/MX61x Front Panel and Keys
CDU pages
11
Basic operation
11
11
12
12
13
14
Light/Power key
PAGE key
MENU key
Dialog boxes
MOB (Man-Over-Board)/Mark key
Main pages
16
Menu overview
16
17
19
Quick Menus
Settings dialog and submenus
Tools dialog and submenus
21
Tools page
22 AIS (Vessel info)
22Alerts
22Satellites
22Waypoints/routes/tracks
23 Trip Log
23Sun/moon
23Tides
24
System Configuration
24General
24 The Quick Menu Dialog and Submenus
24 Network Settings
39
Waypoints, Routes & Tracks
39 Waypoints, Routes and Tracks panels
39Waypoints
40Routes
42Tracks
44
Navigating with the GN70/MX61x
44
44
44
46
Goto Menu
Navigate a Route
Navigation Settings Panel
Navigation Panels
48
HDG screens
48
48
49
49
Quick Menu
Data Source Selection
Advance Data Source Selection
Heading reference control
50
Using AIS (PLOT)
50
51
51
Target symbols
Viewing information about AIS targets
Vessel alarms
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Vessel settings panel
54
Alert system
54
54
55
55
Type of messages
Alert indications
Acknowledging a message
Alerts dialog
58
Using the simulator
58
58
Simulator mode
Simulation setup
59Maintenance
59
59
59
61
Preventive maintenance
Simple maintenance procedures
Trouble shooting
Software upgrades
64
List of components
67Mounting
67General
67 Mounting location
67 GN70/MX61x control unit
69 Antenna systems
70 MX61xJB junction box
70 MX610JB mounting
70 MX612JB Mounting
71 GN70/MX610/MX612 display unit (mechanical dimensions)
72 GS70 antenna unit
72 MX521A/MX521B smart D/GPS antenna unit
73 HS80/HS80A/MX575C/MX575D D/GPS compass unit
73 MX610JB smart junction box unit
74 MX612JB smart junction box unit
75Wiring
75
75
76
77
79
79
80
Wiring guidelines
GN70 or MX61x navigation system; basic wiring principles
CAN bus
Power supply
NMEA 2000 and SimNet devices
IEC61162-1/2 (NMEA 0183) Devices
Alarm interface
88Specifications
88
88
89
92
93
Technical specifications
GN70/MX61x control unit
MX61xJB junction box
GN70/MX61x Connector Pinouts
Supported data
96
List of abbreviations
97Index
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GN70/MX61x Front Panel and Keys
1 2 3
5
CLR
MENU
MOB
ENT
NAV
POS
8
No.
HDG
4
6
7
14
12
AIS
USB
PAGE
USB
1
Introduction
9 10 11 12 13
Description
1
PAGE key: Brings up different screen page every time this key is pressed or to
change tab in the settings and tools menu.
2
MENU key: Brings up the quick menu dialog box.
3
POWER/LIGHT key
Short press will turn ON the unit.
Momentary press brings up the backlight and night view controls.
Series of short presses will cycle through 6 levels of display brilliance.
Long press will turn power off.
4
ROTARY KNOB: Rotate to scroll through menu icons or numbers in the virtual
keypad. Press the center of the knob to select menu item or accept entry. Same entry
action when you press the ENT key.
5
CLR key: Press to clear, escape or back out of the menu or data entry.
6
ENT key: Press to accept menu selection or data entry. Same entry action when you
press the center of the rotary knob.
7
MOB key: Short press will save the present position L/L into the next vacant
waypoint. Press and hold for 3 seconds will activate the Man-Over-Board (MOB)
function.
8
POS hot key: Position page will display the present position Latitude, Longitude,
COG, SOG, Date and Time. Press repeatedly to show POS1, POS2 or POS3 pages.
9
NAV hot key: Navigation page will display the navigation information.
Press repeatedly to show NAV1, NAV2 or NAV3 pages.
10
HDG hot key: Heading page will show the compass rose, Pitch, ROT and Yaw
information coming from a gyro or a GPS compass. Press repeatedly to show HDG1
or HDG2 pages.
11
AIS hot key: AIS page will display the PLOT screen showing your vessel, waypoints,
route and other navigation information. Will also show AIS targets when connected
to an AIS receiver via the NMEA 2000 network.
12
USB* door: To open, lift the right tab and slide the cover to the right. To close, slide
cover to left and push the tab down. Close USB door at all times to prevent moisture
intrusion.
13
USB* key: Press to view the files contained in the USB memory stick.
14
USB* Connector
*) Not for GN70
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CDU pages
Main pages
Position page
Heading page
Navigation page
AIS page
To view a main page, press the appropriate hot key at the bottom of the display, or toggle
between the pages by pressing the PAGE key repeatedly. The page number indicator in the
top left corner is also a “screen alive” indicator, fading slowly, sharp and weak.
Top right corner is a status indicator.
¼¼ Note: See detailed information in “Main pages” on page 14
Settings pages
Settings Menu
Tools Menu
Press the MENU key to open the Quick menu, then select Tools and Settings.
The Settings have two tabs: Tools and Settings. Press the PAGE key to toggle between the
Tools and Settings tabs.
Status Bar
Appears on all navigation screens. It indicates the GPS and RAIM status or if an alert is present
Normally, the status bar blinks off every 4 seconds to show what is behind it. This is not an
alert condition.
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Mode Indicator
Icon
Description
Definition
GP
GPS Position
Position displayed is calculated using GPS satellites
GN
GPS +GLONASS
Position
Position displayed is calculated from combined GPS and
GLONASS satellites
¼¼ Note: This feature is available in SIMRAD GN70/MX610/MX612 CDUs with software version
1.0.42.235 or higher.
GPS/GLONASS selection
By default, the SIMRAD CDU is set to navigate using the GPS satellite system. When using the
MX521B smart antenna or the HS80A/MX575D smart GPS compass models, the SIMRAD CDU
can be controlled to navigate using combined solutions from GPS and GLONASS satellites.
Setup procedure to use GPS and GLONASS satellites:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tools & Settings menu, press ENT.
3. Scroll to GPS icon under the Settings page, press ENT.
4. Scroll to GNSS Mode, press ENT.
5. Scroll to GPS+GLONASS, press ENT.
6. Press the CLR key repeatedly or press any hot key to exit.
D/GPS Indicator
Icon
Description
Definition
No Position
fix
Not tracking satellites (no position update). This is normal
the very 1st time you turn on the unit. It takes a few
seconds to get a fix.
DGPS Position
Position Fix is differentially corrected using RTCM corrections from beacon stations. This is the normal operating
condition. Position accuracy is better than 1 meter.
DGPS Position
Position Fix is augmented using the SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS
or MSAS) signal correction. Position accuracy is better
than 5 meters.
Note: SBAS correction is not an IMO compliant system.
Good GPS
position
GPS Position is good but selected DGPS correction is
temporarily not available. When DGPS mode menu is set
to either Beacon or WAAS.
Good GPS
position
Good GPS position fix indication when GN70/MX61x is
operated in autonomous GPS only mode DGPS mode
setting is OFF.
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RAIM Status
RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) is a fault-detection feature required by
IMO for type-approved GPS units. It is another layer of safety that alerts the operator that
a condition may exist in the GPS positioning solution that reduces the desired accuracy of
the ship’s position. This feature requires at least five GPS satellites to operate properly, four
satellites or less will indicate a RAIM caution condition (R?). If the statistical RAIM error exceeds
a specified limit (100 meters-default) a RAIM Unsafe (R-) alert will be indicated. This means
that the RAIM estimated position error is equal or greater than the preset limit. The operator
is advised to take extra precautionary measures when using the navigation solution until the
RAIM indicator switches to RAIM safe (R+) condition.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The RAIM feature and RAIM Alert can be turned ON or OFF using the procedure below:
Press the MENU key.
Scroll down to Tools & Settings menu, press ENT.
Select the GPS icon, press ENT.
Scroll to Enable RAIM (or RAIM Alert), press the ENT key to remove or leave a check mark.
Press the CLR key several times or any hot keys to exit.
Alert icons
The system will continuously check for dangerous situations and system faults while the
system is running. When an alert situation occurs, an Alert icon will appear on the status bar.
If you have enabled the siren, an audible alert will be activated when an alert situation occurs.
Icon
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Description
Definition
R+
RAIM Safe
Position error is less than 100 meters (RAIM limit)
R-
RAIM Unsafe
Position error is equal or more than the 100 meter RAIM
limit
R?
RAIM Caution
Not enough satellites are available. RAIM requires 5 (or
more) satellites for proper operation.
Alert condition
Active alert. Red icon for alarms, yellow for warning, see
also “Alert indications” on page 54.
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Basic operation
Light/Power key
• Press and hold:
Turn unit off
• Single press:
To turn ON or display dialog for
light/night mode adjustment
• Repeated
presses:
Toggle preset brightness levels
(10 - 6 - 3- 1)
• Check box
To switch to night mode operation
¼¼ Notes:
1. The CDU goes through its boot-up routine as soon as external power is applied. It will be
ready to turn on in about 30 seconds. The succeeding turn on time will be instantaneous
thereafter as long as the external power is not disconnected.
2. If the POWER key is released before shut-down is completed, the power off is cancelled.
Night mode
The Night mode optimizes the color palette for low light conditions. To activate, rotate the
knob until the Night mode check box is highlighted, then press the ENT key.
¼¼ Note: Details on the display may be less visible during Day time when the Night mode is
selected!
The display backlight can be adjusted in two ways by using the rotary knob (10 steps) or by
pressing the LIGHT/POWER key repeatedly.
PAGE key
Select Pages
You can view the different main pages sequentially by pressing the PAGE key repeatedly.
You can also view the main pages directly by pressing the hot keys at the bottom of the
display. The PAGE key is also used to change tabs or toggle between the Tools and Settings
screens of the main menu.
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MENU key
Menus are used to operate the system and to adjust configuration settings.
You display the menu by pressing the MENU key to bring up the “Quick Menu”.
Using the rotary knob, scroll down to Tools and Settings and press the ENT key.
• Pressing the MENU key brings up the quick
menu for the particular screen on the display
• Scroll down to the Tools and Settings then
press the ENT key to display the main menu
• You can scroll through the menu icons by using the rotary knob and then pressing the ENT
key or middle of the knob to select.
• Adjust slide bar values by turning the rotary knob clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW)
direction.
• Drop-down listings are selected by pressing the ENT key when the highlight is at the
selected item.
•
If you do not want to accept the entry or need to exit the setup screen, press the CLR key to
return to previous menu level or to exit.
Dialog boxes
Select entry fields and keys in a dialog box by using the rotary knob then pressing the
center of the knob or the ENT key. You can only enter information when the selected field is
highlighted.
Virtual numeric or alphanumeric keyboards will automatically be displayed when required for
entering user information in dialogs.
Pressing the ENT key after selecting the required value(s)
will select the entry. Highlight the OK button and press
ENT will save the entry.
A dialog is closed without saving by pressing the CLR
key.
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MOB (Man-Over-Board)/Mark key
Marking or saving the present position into waypoint memory is accomplished by pressing
the MOB key momentarily. The marked point can be renamed or edited thereafter and be
made into a regular waypoint if needed.
If an emergency man over board situation should occur, you can position a Man Over Board
mark at the vessel’s current position by pressing the MOB key for 3 seconds. When you
activate the MOB function the following actions are automatically performed:
• A MOB mark is positioned at the vessel’s position.
• The display switches to NAV screen showing the range and bearing going back to the MOB
point.
• The GN70/MX61x creates an active route to the MOB mark.
¼¼ Note: Press the AIS/PLOT key to show the relative location of the MOB point from your
vessel.
Cancel MOB navigation
The GN70/MX61x will continue navigating towards the MOB point until you cancel this
navigation. To cancel MOB, press the MENU key, highlight “Cancel navigation” then press the
ENT key. Press any hot key to exit.
Delete a MOB mark
A MOB mark is deleted by selecting the MOB mark in the WPT list and then pressing the
MENU key and selecting delete. It can also be deleted as described in “Waypoints, Routes &
Tracks” on page 39.
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Main pages
The four keys below the display are called hot keys because they can bring up the position,
navigation, heading and AIS (plot) pages directly when pressed.
POS page
There are three POS pages available: POS1, POS2*
and POS3*. The page indicator located on the top
left corner pulses every second to indicate the
display is updated every second. Pressing the POS
key will bring up the POS1 indicating the present
position Lat/Long, SOG, COG, Date/Time and the
compass heading. Pressing the POS key again will
show the POS2 page showing the L/L, Altitude and
Depth. Pressing the POS key the third time will
bring up the POS3 page showing the Odometer, Trip
meter, SOG and the trip time (hh:mm:ss).
*) Not for GN70.
NAV page
There are three NAV pages available: NAV1, NAV2*
and NAV3*. The page indicator on the top left corner
pulses every second to indicate the display is updated
every second. Pressing the NAV key will bring up
the NAV1 page showing the WPT# you are headed to,
the range, bearing, SOG, COG and ETA to destination.
It also shows the graphical display of the cross-track
error. Pressing the NAV key again will show the NAV2
page and provide e.g. distance to waypoint. Pressing
the NAV key the third time will show the NAV3 page
showing the COG, SOG, TWA, TWD, TWS and VMG
information.
*) Not for GN70.
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HDG page
There are two HDG pages available, namely: HDG1 and HDG2. Pressing the HDG key will
bring up the HDG1 page showing the full compass rose. Pressing the HDG key again will
show the HDG2 page showing the digital heading readout with ROT, pitch, roll and yaw.
This information will be displayed when a gyro, HS80/HS80A or MX575C/MX575D GPS
compass is available in the NMEA 2000 network or when they are connected to the MX61xJB
junction box.
AIS page
The AIS page is not certified for use on SOLAS ships.
Pressing the AIS key will therefore bring up a warning
page. After acknowledging, the plotter page will show
your ship in the middle of the screen, together with
waypoints, routes, and AIS targets if an AIS unit is available
in the NMEA 2000 network.
1
3
2
1 Instrument bar
Navigation data is contained on the bar on top of the
PLOT page. The PLOT is under the AIS key.
2 Plotter orientation
Possible orientation of the plotter is North Up or Course
Up.
3 Ship’s location
Always located in the middle of the plot screen.
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Menu overview
Quick Menus
The Quick menus are mode dependent and contain the most common used settings for
the active display screen. Pressing the MENU key one time brings up the quick menu. Each
Quick menu has access to the main Tools and Settings menus.
Quick Menu under POS, NAV and HDG Screens
From the Quick menu for POS, NAV and HDG screens, you can change the data sources used
for positioning, navigation, etc. or you can Goto a waypoint or route. Using Auto Select will
automatically search for the data source that is connected in the NMEA 2000 network. You
can also create waypoints, routes or tracks or bring up the Tools and Settings menu.
Level 1
Level 2
Data Sources
Goto
Wpt, Rte, Tracks
Tools & Settings
Level 4
Level 3
Auto Select
Compass
Navigation
Position
Boat speed
Distance log
Depth
Advanced....
Group
Advanced
Simrad/None
Data Source
Selection
Wpt, Rte, Coordinates
Wpt, Rte, Tracks listings
Main Menu
Quick Menu in AIS (PLOT)
Under the AIS (PLOT) screen the quick menu can be used to Goto a destination wpt, route or
L/L coordinates. Below is the AIS screen quick menu map.
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
Goto
Display options
AIS
Wpt/Rte/Trk
Tools & Settings
Wpt, Rte, Coordinates
LEVEL 4
Extension lines
Show range rings
Show grid lines
show waypoints
show routes
Tracks
Vessels info
Icon Filters
( Wpt, Rte, Tracks listings)
Main Menu
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LEVEL 3
Status
Message
Hide all
Hide safe
Hide farther than (2Mi)
Hide slower than (2 MPH)
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Settings dialog and submenus
The system is configured and most system settings defined during installation and
commissioning of the system.
The settings parameters are logically grouped, and each group is presented with an icon in the
Settings page. This page is accessed by pressing the MENU key, highlight the Tools & Settings
then press the knob (or ENT). A settings menu map is shown below:
SETTINGS
AIS
ALERTS
GPS
NAVIGATION
NETWORK
SYSTEM
TRACKS
UNITS
MMSI
ICON FILTER
DANGEROUS VESSELS
SETTINGS
SIREN ENABLED
ENABLE RAIM
RAIM ALARM
RAIM PROTECTION RADIUS
LAT OFFSET
LONG OFFSET
METHOD
ARRIVAL RADIUS
XTD LIMIT
ARRIVAL LIMIT
COORDINATE SYSTEM
DATUM
MAGNETIC VAR
SOURCES
DEVICE LIST
DIAGNOSTIC
SIMNET GROUPS
DAMPING
NMEA 2000
LANGUAGE
TEXT SIZE
KEY BEEPS
TIME
RESTORE DEFAULTS
SIMULATOR
ABOUT
DISTANCE
DISTANCE SMALL
SPEED
WIND SPEED
DEPTH
HEADING
LOGGING TYPE
DISTANCE
TIME PERIOD
TRUE/MAGNETIC
AIS settings
Used to enter the MMSI number of the vessel, set the icon filters
to show or hide vessel targets and set limits for dangerous
vessels based on distance or time of closest point of approach
(CPA).
Alerts settings
This screen is used to manage and control the alert
feature. Press the PAGE key to change tabs
-Settings tab is used to turn on/off alerts and set
limits.
-History tab lists all previous alerts.
-Active tab shows alerts that are still active. The alert
is removed from the list when the cause is corrected.
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GPS settings
Settings for the GPS RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity
Monitoring) feature, alert and radius, L/L Offset, Elevation
Mask Angle, COG/SOG filter time, GNSS mode, DGPS mode,
Mixed mode, WAAS PRN and Antenna reset.
Navigation settings
Controls the navigation calculation method to either the
Great Circle or Rhumb line. You can also specify the limits
for arrival radius, cross track error (XTE) limit, Arrival alert,
Coordinate system, Datum and Mag. Variation.
Network settings
List of data sources, device list connected to the CAN bus
network, diagnostics, SIMNET groups, damping, NMEA 2000,
NMEA 0183 over MXJB and NMEA 0183 over Ethernet.
Systems settings
Controls the text language, size, key beeps, time, restore
defaults, activate the simulator feature, special product
options and information about the software and hardware of
the unit.
Tracks settings
Shows the tracks list dialog and logging type.
Units settings
Controls the units used for distance, depth, speed and
heading.
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Tools dialog and submenus
Several tools are available to help you operate the CDU unit. To bring up the TOOLS page, press
the PAGE key to change tab from SETTINGS to TOOLS.
AIS tool
Two tabs are available in this submenu, namely:
Status-All and RX Messages. Press the PAGE key
to change tabs. The Status-All provides a list of
targets received from AIS or GMDSS as well as
their distance and bearing with reference to your
vessel. The RX message tab, provides a list of text
messages received from other AIS enabled vessels
who sent you a directed or broadcast message.
Alerts tool
This screen is used to manage and control the
alert feature. Press the PAGE key to change tabs
-Settings tab is used to turn on/off alerts and set
limits.
-History tab lists all previous alerts. Press MENU to
delete alert history
-Active tab shows alerts that are still active. The
alert is removed from the list when the fault is
corrected.
Satellite tool
Provides the status display of the GPS satellites and
differential correction status. Press the PAGE key
to change tab to DGPS status screen. Press MENU
to toggle Automatic, Database or Manual beacon
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Waypoints, Routes and Tracks tool
This tool submenu allows you to create
waypoints, routes and start tracks. Pressing the
PAGE Key will change tab to Waypoint, Route
and Tracks page.
Trip Log tool
You can track the distance travelled using the two trip meters
as well as the overall distance travelled in the today page.
To reset, highlight the Reset button and press the ENT key.
Change tab by pressing the PAGE key.
Sun/Moon tool
Calculates the sun and moon setting and rising.
Tide tool
Calculates the tides based on manually entered tide
harmonics taken from the Admiralty Tide Table book.
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Tools page
Several tools are available to help you operate the GN70/MX61x
unit. To bring up the TOOLS page, press the MENU key then
scroll to Tool and Settings menu. Press the PAGE key to change
tab from SETTINGS to TOOLS. Turn the knob to highlight the
desired icon and press the ENT key to select it. The Tools dialog
includes options and tools that are not specific to any display
page. A tools dialog will open on top of your previous page.
Press any hot key to exit or press the CLR key to return to last
active page.
Any listing in the tools dialogs has a page menu, giving access
to available options for the selected item.
Below is the Tools menu map:
TOOLS
AIS
STATUS - ALL
RX MESSAGES
ALERTS
ACTIVE
HISTORY
SETTINGS
SATELLITES
GPS
DGPS
WAYPOINTS,
ROUTES,
TRACKS
WAYPOINTS
ROUTES
TRACKS
TRIP LOG
TRIP 1
TRIP 2
TODAY
SUN/MOON
SUN & MOON
TIDE
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AIS (Vessel info)
Status-All
Provides a list of all AIS target vessels with their
information when the GN70/MX61x is connected
to the AIS transponder via the NMEA 2000 network.
Pressing the MENU key will show a dialog box that
allows you to sort the list based on names, distance,
bearing, status, type, CPA and TCPA to other vessels.
Message listing
Shows the list of all text messages received from
other vessels with time/date stamp.
Alerts
Active alerts
List of active alerts.
Alert history
List of all previous alerts with time stamp and
description.
Alert settings
List of all available alert options in the system, with
current settings.
Satellites
Status page for GPS satellites that are in view. The
SBAS (like WAAS, EGNOS) differential position
correction can be turned On or OFF using the
configure button. The source of GPS position can be
controlled from this screen if there are more than
one active antenna connected in the N2K buss.
Pressing the PAGE key will change the tab to the
DGPS status screen.
Waypoints/routes/tracks
The databank of waypoints, routes and tracks can
be viewed from this display. Pressing the PAGE key
repeatedly will change tabs from Waypoints, Routes
or Tracks.
Creating new or editing existing waypoints, routes
and tracks can be done in this screen. Pressing the
MENU key while in this screen will allow you to
easily GOTO the waypoint you selected or activate
the Route to follow pre-programmed routes or
tracks.
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Trip Log
Trip 1 / Trip 2
Displays voyage and engine information, with reset
option for all data fields.
Today
Displays voyage and engine hour information for
current date. All data fields will be automatically
reset when the date changes.
Sun/moon
Displays sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset
based on entered date and position.
Tides
Displays tide information for the tide station nearest
to your vessel.
Tide station harmonics needs to be entered
manually using station information from the
Admiralty Tide Reference table. Use the rotary knob
to scroll through time.
Procedure to add a new tide station:
1. Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
2. Select Tools and Settings menu then press the ENT key.
3. Press the PAGE key to change tab to Tools.
4. Scroll to TIDES using the rotary knob.
5. Press the ENT key.
6. Press the MENU key to bring up “Change Tide Station”.
7. Press the ENT key.
8. Highlight the “New Tide Station” field.
9. Using the rotary knob, scroll to the top of dialog box and enter the station ID number, name
of the place and all the Harmonic constants taken from the Admiralty Tide Station book.
10.Highlight the SAVE button.
11.Press the ENT key.
12.Press the CLR key to exit.
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System Configuration
General
When the GN70/MX61x system installation is completed or when the unit is restored to the
default settings, a simple network configuration to select the data source is needed. This
can be done during the initial turn on. A series of dialog boxes will prompt you through the
setup process. Answering yes by pressing the ENT key will initiate the auto selection of the
antenna unit. Failure in setting up the GN70/MX61x correctly will prohibit the positioning and
navigation system from functioning properly.
For installation with more than one display or more than one antenna unit, some setup is
required to assign an antenna to a display unit. This section will help you perform the proper
setup.
The Quick Menu Dialog and Submenus
The network configuration settings can be accessed through the quick menu or through the
Tools and Settings, then Network submenu. This dialog is accessed by pressing the MENU key
then selecting Data sources menu or by highlighting the Tools and Settings and then select
the Network
Network Settings
Selecting Data Sources
A data source can be a GPS sensor, smart junction box or a device connected to the network,
providing data to other devices. Data can be of different type such as position data, compass
data, depth data, etc.
Source of position selection is required on initial start up of the system, if any part of the CAN
bus network has been changed or replaced, or if an alternative source is made available for a
given data type and this source has not been selected automatically.
At the first time turn on of the GN70/MX61x the display will ask you to do an auto selection of
data sources. You can have it perform an auto selection by pressing the ENT key. It will search
for all available source of position, navigation, compass from an internal SimNet priority list.
If a data source is connected to SimNet after the first time turn on, this will be identified and
automatically selected if no other data source already is selected for the given data type.
¼¼ Note: Only sources providing valid data are visible and can be selected
Auto Select
The Auto Select option will look for all SimNet sources connected to the network. If more
than one source is available for each data type, the system will automatically select from an
internal priority list.
The Auto select function is mainly for situations where the automatic source selection needs
to be updated because a selected data source is not supplying data or has been physically
replaced with another one. The update secures that the existing source selections are valid
and maintained. Missing sources are either automatically exchanged with an alternative
source from the list of available sources for the given data type, or the replacing source is
selected.
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Manual Source Selection
You can manually select the preferred source. This is useful if you have more than one of the
same type of device (i.e. multiple GPS antenna units) on the network.
Available sources are listed as shown in the example below. You select active source by ticking
the preferred unit. Each GS70 antenna is noted with a serial number (i.e. 100E32#).
MX521B/MX575D Antenna setup
The MX521B and MX575D smart GPS antenna sensors are normally connected via the NMEA
0183 ports #3 and #4 of the MX61xJB junction box and will be selected and set up correctly
when using Auto Select.
If manual selection is required, use procedure below:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Highlight the Data sources menu then press ENT.
3. Scroll to Position submenu then press ENT
4. Scroll to MXJB-NMEA3 [xxxxx#], where NMEA3 is Port 3 and xxxxx# is
the serial number of the source as indicated on the junction box PCB
then press the ENT key to place a check mark.
5. Press CLR key.
6. Scroll down to RTCM signal, press ENT.
7. Scroll to MXJB-NMEA4 [xxxxx#], press ENT to place a check mark.
8. Press the CLR key.
9. Scroll down to RTCM corrections, press ENT.
10.Scroll to MXJB-NMEA4 [xxxxx#], press ENT to place a check mark.
11.Press the CLR key to bring back the Quick Menu or any hot key to exit.
12.End of setup procedure
Setting the Antenna Port Baud Rate
If the CDU fails to detect the MX521A/MX521B/MX525A/MX575C/MX575D antenna
connected to NMEA3 of the J-Box, do the following:
13.Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
14.Scroll to Data sources, press ENT.
15.Select Position, press ENT.
16.Deselect MXJB-NMEA3 as source of position.
17.Press the CLR key until the Settings menu appears (or
press the MENU then scroll to Tools & Setting, press ENT).
18.Select NETWORK, press ENT.
19.Scroll to Device List, press ENT.
20.Scroll to MXJB-NMEA3, press ENT.
21.The Configure button will be highlighted, press the ENT key.
22.Scroll to Baud rate, press ENT.
23.Scroll to 4800 (or 19,200) baud, press ENT.
24.Press the CLR key several times to exit to Settings menu.
25.Select Network, press ENT.
26.Select Sources, press ENT.
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27.Scroll to Position, press ENT.
28.Select MXJB-NMEA3, press ENT to leave a check mark.
29.Press the CLR key to exit.
30.Verify if position L/L is displayed in POS1 screen.
¼¼ Notes:
• If MXJB-NMEA3 (Port 3) is selected as position source the “Configure” button is not available.
To configure Port 3, it has to be deselected first as source.
• Possible baud rates are 4800 or 19,200. When both antenna and J-Box port 3 are at the same
baud rate (i.e. 4800), the J-Box sends a setup command to change the antenna baud rate to
19,200. Port 3 in turn switches itself to 19,200 baud automatically. If this fails to happen, you
may have to manually reset the baud rate of the Port 3 of the junction box to 19,200 (see
setting the antenna port baud rate for procedure).
• Group selection
The GN70/MX61x can use GPS antennas or data sources that all other products on the N2K
network use, or you may select individual sources for the GN70/MX61x system. If the group
is set to “Simrad”, any changes to a source will also affect other similar display systems on the
network.
If the group is “None”, the selected source will be used for that particular GN70/MX61x unit
only.
• Advanced selection
This is similar to the manual selection mode. Using this mode will allow you to view all the
available resources available in the N2K network. Selection can be done by placing a check
mark on the item selected. You can only use one source of position at a time.
Device List
From the device list you can:
-- List all of the active SimNet and NMEA 2000 devices on the network, showing model
description and serial number. Devices can be sorted by model ID or by serial number
-- Display information relating to a device such as, name, manufacturer, software version,
instance, status
-- Give the device a logical name relevant to the user (Ant#1 or FWD Ant., Etc.)
-- See data coming from the device
-- Get access to configuration page for the device.
Displaying the Device List
Press the MENU key.
Highlight the “Tools and Settings”, then press the knob or the ENT key.
Scroll to NETWORK icon and press the ENT key.
Scroll to “Device List” then press the ENT key. This will bring up the list of all devices that are
in the N2K network.
5. Scroll to the device desired (i.e. GS70, MXJB-Ch1, etc.) then press the ENT key to bring up the
Device Information screen. This screen shows you the Device model, Name, Manufacturer,
Software Version, Address, s/n, Status, etc.
6. Scroll to the Data button and press the ENT key. This will display the Data List for the selected
device.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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7. Press the CLR key to exit the data list screen.
8. Highlight the Close button and press the ENT key or press the CLR key several times to exit.
You may also press any hot key to directly go to that screen.
Changing baud rate
There are cases where you may need to change the baud rate speed of the NMEA 0183 port
of the MX61xJB to match a NMEA “talker“or “listener”. This can be done using the procedure
below:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to the “Tools and Settings”, then press the knob or the ENT key.
3. Scroll to Network then press the ENT key.
4. Scroll to NMEA 0183 over MX61xJB then press ENT.
5. Scroll to the Port# desired (i.e. Port 1) then press ENT. The MXJB-Ch1 NMEA1 - Device Information dialog box will show.
6. The Configure button will be highlighted at this point, press the ENT key to activate the
configure button.
7. Scroll to Baud rate... 4800, press ENT. The baud rate selections are 4800, 9600, 19200 and
38400.
8. Scroll to the correct baud rate then press ENT to accept.
9. Press the CLR key several times or press any hot key to exit.
Diagnostics
The diagnostic page shows details for the NMEA 2000/CAN bus network. This can be
accessed under the Tools & Settings/Network menu.
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Option
Description
Bus State
Indicates if network backbone is operating. If no data is detected,
check power and check the terminations
Rx Overflows
Value greater than 0 could indicate the software is very busy and
unable to keep up with incoming messages
Rx Overruns
Rx Errors
CAN interface error counters. Count up when there are errors on
the CAN bus, and down when things are okay. Should normally be
0. The bus power is off when 255 is reached. Check same things as
for Bus state if greater than 0 observed
Tx Errors
Detected errors since power up. Check the network if this is
continually increasing
Fast packet Errors:
Rx Messages
A count since power up of messages received / transmitted
Tx Messages
Bus Load
Real time bus load in percentage of max capacity
SimNet Groups
The SimNet Group function is used to control parameter settings, either globally or in groups
of units. The function is used on larger vessels where several SimNet units are connected via
the network. By assigning several units to the same group, a parameter update on one unit
will have the same effect on the rest of the group members.
The illustration below shows a network of three GN70/MX61x units (two on the bridge and
one in the remote area). The two units on the bridge can be made to belong to one group
(i.e. Group #1) so that when the backlight and damping settings is adjusted in one of the
bridge units, the other GN70/MX61x display settings will also change. The third GN70/MX61x
unit in the remote location which does not belong to group #1 will not be affected.
MX61x CONTROL HEAD
MX61x CONTROL HEAD
PAGE
PAGE
MENU
MAIN BRIDGE
Group #1
MENU
GS70
MOB
POS
NAV
HDG

MOB
ENT
POS
AIS
NAV
HDG
MENU
MOB
POS
NAV
HDG
ENT
REMOTE STATION
Group #2
MX61x CONTROL HEAD
PAGE

AIS
MX61xJB J-Box

ENT
AIS
Damping
Controls how quickly the display updates values from sensors.
Increasing the damping applies more averaging or smoothing of the data update rate on the
display.
Damping settings are applied to SimNet units belonging to particular damping SimNet
Groups.
¼¼ Note: If the damping factor for heading is high, the captured heading might differ from the
heading read on the display when using the heading capture function.
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HS80A/MX575D D/GPS Compass Antenna Offset
The difference between the compass lubber line and the boat’s center line should be
compensated for. This can be done in two ways, namely: physically rotating the compass
antenna so the heading is corrected or by entering an offset value using the procedure
below. This offset value is saved in the antenna unit.
Entering heading offset procedure:
1. Find the bearing from the boat position to a visible object. Use a chart or a chart plotter
2. Steer the boat so that the center line of the boat is aligned with the bearing line pointing
towards the object
3. Activate the device configuration dialog as shown below, by pressing the MENU key
4. Scroll to Tools and Settings, press the ENT key
5. Scroll to NETWORK icon, press the ENT key
6. Scroll to Device list, press the ENT key
7. Scroll to Compass, press the ENT key
8. Highlight the GPS compass unit being used, press the ENT key
9. The highlight will be in Configure button, press the ENT key
10.Highlight the Offset field, press the ENT key. The virtual keypad will show
11.Highlight (+) or (-), press the ENT key
12.Scroll to Enter the offset, press the ENT key
13.Enter the offset value using the virtual keypad
14.Highlight OK, press the ENT key
15.Highlight the Close button, then press the ENT key
16.Press the HDG hot key to exit.
¼¼ Note: Make sure that both the compass heading and the bearing to the object have the same
unit (Magnetic or True).
¼¼ Note: Heading offset is only possible when the GPS compass is connected via N2K.
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NMEA 0183 Output over TCP/IP (LAN)
The GN70/MX61x has the capability to output NMEA 0183 over the Ethernet (LAN) port.
Since there is no bandwidth restrictions in LAN, all listed NMEA messages are transmitted (see
message table below). The data of the sentences comes from the data source selected.
For more information on communication, refer to “GN70/MX61x communications (via NMEA
0183)” on page 93.
List of NMEA messages supported in LAN
NMEA Message
Description
GGA
GPS system fix data
GLL
Geographic position
GSA
GNSS DOP and Active Satellites
GSV
GNSS Satellites in view
GRS
GNSS Range Residuals
GBS
GNSS Satellite Fault Detection
GNS
GNSS Fix Data
APB
Autopilot Sentence “B”
VTG
Course over ground and speed over ground
ZDA
Time and Date
DTM
Datum
RMC
Recommended minimum specific GNSS data
AAM
Waypoint arrival alarm
BOD
Bearing - Origin to destination
MTW
Water temperature
XTE
Cross-Track error
DBT
Depth below transducer
VHW
Water speed and heading
HDG
Heading, deviation and variation
VLW
Distance Traveled through the Water
MWV
Wind Speed and Angle
¼¼ Note: NMEA 0183 over LAN is enabled by default, no user operation is required to turn it on/off.
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NMEA 0183 output over junction box
NMEA port selection is available only when a MX61xJB junction box is connected in the N2K
network. The MX610JB has four RS-422 NMEA 0183 data ports while the MX612JB has twelve
RS-422 NMEA 0183 ports. When the GN70/MX61x CDU senses the presence of the MX61xJB
junction box, it will provide a list of port numbers based on the CDU model. Limit the
number of NMEA messages to eight per port.
The junction box supplies the power used by devices connected to the NMEA 2000 bus.
When an MX smart antenna is connected in Ports 3 & 4 of the junction box and selected as
source of position, port 3 will be grayed out in the list. The operator will be able to control
ports 1 and 2 only.
To activate the NMEA -0183 port, use the procedure below:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Turn the rotary knob to scroll down to Tools & Settings menu
then press ENT.
3. Scroll to Network then press ENT.
4. Scroll down to NMEA 0183 over junction box then press ENT.
A list of port numbers will be shown. The MX610JB has 4 ports
while the MX612JB has 12 ports.
5. Scroll to the port you want to use (i.e. Port 1) then press ENT to bring up
the “Port# -Device configuration” dialog screen.
6. Scroll to the Output sentences button then press ENT to bring up the
NMEA 0183 Output Sentences dialog window.
7. Scroll to the GPS and press ENT to expand the list of NMEA messages
related to GPS positioning.
8. Scroll to the desired NMEA message (i.e. GGA, VTG, etc.)
9. Turn on the NMEA sentence by pressing the ENT key to put a check
mark on it.
10.Press the CLR key to go back to the dialog screen.
11.Highlight the CLOSE button then press ENT.
12.Press any hot key to exit.
¼¼ Notes:
• A limit of eight (8) NMEA sentences will be saved in the RAM memory of the MX610JB
junction box when power is turned off. The 9th and higher NMEA messages will be off the
next time the power to the junction box is turned on.
• When an MX smart antenna (i.e. MX521A or MX575D) is connected to Port 3 of the junction
box and selected as source of position, Port 3 will be grayed out from the list and will not be
accessible to the operator until it is de-selected as source of position data.
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List of NMEA output sentences supported by the Junction Box
Classification
GPS
NAV
ECHO
Compass
AIS
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NMEA sentence
Description
GGA
GPS system fix data
GLL
Geographic position
GSA
GNSS DOP and active satellites
GSV
GNSS satellites in view
GRS
GNSS range residuals
GBS
GNSS satellite fault detection
GNS
GNSS fix data
VTG
Course over ground and speed over ground
ZDA
Time and date
DTM
Datum
RMC
Recommended minimum specific GNSS data
RMB
Recommended minimum navigation information
AAM
Waypoint arrival alarm
XTE
Cross-Track error
APB
Heading/Track controller (autopilot)
BOD
Bearing - Origin to destination
WPL
Waypoint location
RTE
Routes
ALR
Set alarm state
DPT
Depth
VHW
Water speed and heading
HDG
Heading, deviation and variation
HDT
Heading, True
ROT
Rate of turn
THS
True heading and status
VDx
AIS data
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Multi-Hz feature
For navigation applications that require more than 1 position per second data output, the
GN70/MX61x can configure the GS70 antenna and the MX610JB junction box NMEA ports
to output the NMEA sentences up to 10 Hz. Use the setup procedure below to turn on the
multi-Hz output feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
GS70 antenna setting:
Press the MENU key.
Select the Tools and Settings then press ENT.
Highlight the GPS icon then press ENT.
Select Advance configuration then press ENT.
Select Position update rate then press ENT to bring up the drop-down submenu.
Selection rates are 1, 5 or 10 Hz. Select desired speed then press ENT.
Press the CLR button to go back to main menu.
GN70/MX61x port setting:
1. Highlight the Network icon then press ENT.
2. Scroll down to NMEA 0183 over junction box menu then press ENT. A drop-down list showing the port numbers will be shown.
3. Scroll to the port# you want to use (i.e. Port 1) then press ENT to bring up the list of NMEA
messages.
4. Scroll to GGA then press MENU.
5. Select 10 (for 10 Hz) then press ENT.
6. Repeat the steps 11-12 for other NMEA sentences that you want to use.
7. Press the CLR key or any hot keys to exit.
Determine the unit’s software version
The About screen displays the copyright information, wheelmark icon and other technical
information about the CDU model and MX antenna connected through the MX61xJB
junction box. For devices connected through the NMEA 2000 network, the software version
can be viewed using the device list.
CDU and Antenna software version:
Press the MENU key.
Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
Scroll to Systems icon, press ENT.
Scroll to About, press ENT. The system Model#, s/w version, Antenna model# and s/w version
will be indicated
5. To exit, press the CLR key repeatedly or press any hot key.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
All devices in the N2K Network:
Press the MENU key.
Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
Scroll to Network icon, press ENT.
Scroll to Device List, press ENT.
Scroll to the device to be verified, press ENT.
Dialog box will show the software version and other technical data for that device.
GPS Settings
This settings screen allows the operator to control the RAIM feature, RAIM Alarm, RAIM
protection radius, Lat/Long offsets, GNSS Mode and DGPS Mode. Use the procedure below to
access these settings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
Select the Tools & Settings, press ENT.
Scroll to GPS icon, press ENT.
Scroll to RAIM or other features listed below.
RAIM Feature
RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) is a fault detection feature that works in
conjunction with the MX antenna unit. It gives the operator timely warnings when the GPS
system error exceeds the pre-set limit of 100 meters. This feature requires at least five or more
GPS satellite to operate properly. There are three RAIM states, namely:
• RAIM safe (R+) - system error is less than 100 meters
• RAIM unsafe (R-) - system error is equal or more than 100 meters
• RAIM caution (R?) - less than 5 satellites are available
The Enabled RAIM and RAIM alarm can be disabled by removing the check mark next to
them. The RAIM protection radius can be either 10 or 100 meters. Default setting is 100
meters.
Lat/Long Offset
This feature allows the operator to enter the Latitude and Longitude offset values between
the center of the ship to antenna position.
¼¼ Note: Heading data is required to enable this function.
GNSS Mode
Depending on the antenna type in use, the operator can select whether the position Lat/Lon
will be determined using autonomous GPS satellites only or combination of GPS and
GLONASS satellites. The GPS+GLONASS selection becomes available only when the GS70/
MX521B or MX575D/HS80A antenna model is in use.
Autonomous GPS position fix is indicated by a “GP” icon in the status bar while GPS+GLONASS
is indicated by “GN” icon.
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GPS/GLONASS selection
By default, the SIMRAD CDU is set to navigate using the GPS satellite system. When using
the GN70/MX521B smart antenna or the HS80A/MX575D smart D/GPS compass models,
the SIMRAD CDU can be controlled to navigate using combined solutions from GPS and
GLONASS satellites.
Setup procedure to use GPS and GLONASS (or GNSS) satellites:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll Tools & Settings menu, press ENT.
3. Scroll to GPS icon, press ENT.
4. Scroll to GNSS Mode, press ENT.
5. Scroll to GPS+GLONASS, press ENT.
6. Press the CLR key repeatedly (or press any hot key) to exit.
7. The GP (GPS) icon in the status bar will change to GN when position solution from combined
GPS & GLONASS becomes available.
DGPS Mode
The DGPS mode controls the implementation of DGPS corrections to the GPS receiver. The
three differential modes are Off, WAAS and Beacon. WAAS is also known in general term as
SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System). This also includes EGNOS, MSAS and other
satellite based GPS correction systems implemented by host countries. SBAS correction is
not recognized by IMO and should not be used in lieu of the land-based differential station
signals. It is recommended to turn the DGPS mode to OFF when navigating in areas where
the land-based differential beacon signals are not available.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The source of DGPS corrections can be controlled using the procedure below:
Press the MENU key.
Scroll to Tools & Settings menu, press ENT.
Scroll to GPS icon, press ENT.
Scroll to DGPS mode, press ENT.
Scroll to OFF, Beacon or WAAS, press ENT.
Press any hot key to exit.
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Reset Procedures
In order to access the RESET functionality, the following software versions have to be in place:
GN70/MX61x CDU - s/w version 1.0.42.235 (or newer),
•
MX61xJB junction box - s/w version 1100 100121 (or newer)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
•
•
How to RESET the Junction Box: (MX610JB & MX612JB)
Press the MENU key.
Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
Scroll to NETWORK, press ENT.
Scroll to “NMEA Over MX61xJB”, press ENT.
Scroll to either “Restore to Default” or “Power Reset”, press ENT.
Press the CLR key repeatedly or press any hot keys to exit.
MX612 with 12 Ports
MX610 with 4 Ports
Where:
Power Reset - cycles the power to the junction box. High speed ports 3, 7 and 11 will reset to
19,200.
Restore to default - restores baud rate of ports as per the table below.
Port#
MX610
MX612
Description
MXJB-NMEA1
4800
4800
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA2
4800
4800
NMEA 0183 Out & RTCM In port
MXJB-NMEA3*
19,200
19,200
MXJB-NMEA4
4800
4800
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA5
-
4800
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA6
-
4800
NMEA 0183 Out & RTCM In port
MXJB-NMEA7*
-
19,200
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA8
-
4800
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA9
-
4800
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA10
-
4800
NMEA 0183 Out & RTCM In port
MXJB-NMEA11*
-
19,200
NMEA 0183
MXJB-NMEA12
-
4800
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183 - Antenna Port
¼¼ *Note: The ports 3, 7 and 11 are dedicated high speed ports and will reset to 19,200
baud after a power reset.
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How to RESET the SIMRAD Antenna: (MX521, MX521A, MX521B, HS80A, MX575C &
MX575D)
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
3. Scroll to GPS icon, press ENT.
4. Scroll to Antenna Reset menu, press ENT.
5. Select Cold Reset or Factory Default, press ENT.
Where:
• Cold Reset - sets the baud rate to 4800, NMEA messages to default and clears the oscillator,
ephemeris and almanac data
• Factory Default - sets the baud rate to 4800 and sets the NMEA messages to default
¼¼ Note: Resetting the antenna will automatically change the baud rate of the antenna and the
MX61xJB port 3 to 4800 baud. When normal communication between the MX antenna and
the Junction box is restored, they both will change to 19,200 baud without user intervention.
Normal operation of the system will be restored after 90 seconds.
How to restore the MX61x display to default settings:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
3. Select SYSTEMS icon, press ENT.
4. Scroll to Restore defaults, press ENT.
5. Place check mark on each item you want to reset by scrolling to it and pressing the ENT key.
6. Scroll to the OK button and press ENT.
7. The MX61x CDU will restart.
8. Press the PWR key and hold it down until it beeps. Press the PWR key momentarily to stop
the beeping.
9. Turn the power ON by pressing the PWR key momentarily.
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Settings will be deleted or set to default when checked:
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Local settings - local display settings will be restored to default
Global settings - global group settings will be restored to default
SimNet global reset - Reset the SimNet network.
Alarm history - all alarms logged will be deleted
Waypoints and routes - all waypoints and routes will be deleted
Tracks - all tracks will be deleted
¼¼ Note: Unless you need to clear all stored values during the installation setup procedure, you
should not perform a restore to factory settings.
24-Hour HDOP History
This screen presents a bar graph representing the HDOP for the past 23 hours. The GPS
constaellation shifts back 4 minutes per day. That means you can expect the GPS coverage
to be virtually the same today as it was yesterday.The small 1 hour gap in the bar graph
represents the 24th hour. The gap is provided to ease the readability of the graph for the
present time. To bring up the HDOP history screen, do the following:
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Press the MENU key.
Scroll to Tools & Settings, press ENT.
Press PAGE and scroll to Satellites, press ENT.
Press PAGE twice to change tab to HDOP.
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Waypoints, Routes & Tracks
Waypoints, Routes and Tracks panels
The Waypoints, Routes and Tracks panels gives access to advanced edit functions and settings
for all these items available on your system.
The edit and settings options are accessed from the tools menu or by using the dialog buttons
when one of the items is selected.
Waypoints
A waypoint is a location on the chart defined by unique latitude and longitude coordinates.
They can be created in the GN70/MX61x using the following methods:
• Saving the vessel position
• Using Lat/Long coordinates taken from a chart
• Specified range and bearing.
Positioning waypoints
Saving the vessel’s position as a waypoint
The easiest method to create a waypoint is by saving the vessel’s position. This is done by a
momentary press of the MOB key. This action will save the position Lat/Long into the next
vacant waypoint number.
¼¼ Note: The MOB key is a two function key. A momentarily press saves the position L/L into the
next vacant waypoint. Press and hold the MOB key for 3 seconds, will save the position as
MOB and will calculate range and bearing back to that point.
Creating or editing waypoints
A Waypoint can be created (or edited) by using the procedure below:
1. Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
2. Scroll to Wpt/Rte/Trk... and press the ENT key.
3. Turn the rotary knob to highlight the “New Waypoint...”
4. Press the ENT key to bring up the waypoint dialog box.
¼¼ Note: You may also press the MENU key to bring up the sub-menu and then select “New...”
for a new waypoint entry, then press the ENT key.
The position L/L coordinates is copied on the waypoint position field for a new waypoint.
5. Rotate the knob to move the highlight to the Waypoint L/L field, then press the ENT key. The
virtual numeric keypad will appear.
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6. Rotate the knob to highlight the left (or right) arrow key and press the center of the knob to
shift the cursor to the digit you wish to change, then press the ENT key.
7. Change the number by using the combination of the rotary knob and virtual numeric keypad,
then press the ENT key. Do this for each digit you want to change.
8. When all the digits are entered, highlight the OK button then press the ENT key to finish
entry.
9. Other items like the symbol color, waypoint name or other options can also be accessed in
this screen. The alarm radius and depth can be entered in the options dialog box.
10.Scroll to SAVE button and press the ENT key to save the information.
¼¼ Note: Pressing the center area of the rotary knob is the same action as pressing the ENT key.
Waypoint Alarm Settings
You can set an alarm radius for each individual waypoint you create.
1. In waypoint menu table, highlight waypoint title tab and press center of knob.
2. From Edit Waypoint menu, scroll to Alarm Radius section, highlight field and press ENT key.
3. With virtual keypad, use the cursor to change each digit. Range 00 to 99. Click the SAVE button.
¼¼ Note: The waypoint radius alarm must be toggled ON in the alarm panel to activate an alarm
when your vessel comes within the defined radius.
Deleting waypoints
You can delete waypoints using the Delete All menu command or you can delete a specific
group of waypoints with Delete all by symbol in the menu dialog box.
¼¼ Note: Waypoints that are used in an active route will not be deleted.
Routes
A route is a series waypoints arranged in the order that you want to navigate them.
The route can be created from the Route’s panel described below:.
Creating a new Route
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Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
Scroll to “Wpt/Rte/Trk...” and press the ENT key.
Press the PAGE key to select the Routes tab.
Press the MENU key to bring up the dialog box. This step will allow you to edit, make new
route, delete all or find a route.
Select New, and highlight create using route list option, press ENT key.
Turn the rotary knob to highlight new route field.
Use virtual keypad to type in the route name if necessary. Press rotary knob to enable/disable
display option.
Display will go to the PLOT screen showing your present position and the route point.
Highlight the Save button and press the ENT key (or highlight the Cancel button if you want
to cancel the entry).
Adding Waypoint(s) to a Route
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Waypoint(s) can be added to an existing route by using the procedure below: .
Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
Highlight the Wpt,/Rte/Trk... menu.
Press the ENT key.
Press the PAGE key to tab to Routes.
Highlight the route you wish to modify.
Press the ENT key.
Using the rotary knob, move the highlight to the route table.
Press the ENT key.
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9. Scroll down to the waypoint number where you want to add .
10.Press the MENU key.
11.Scroll to “Insert...” then press the ENT key.
12.Select the waypoint number you wish to add from the waypoint bank or make a new waypoint.
13.Press the ENT key.
14.Press the CLR key to go out of the table.
15.Highlight the SAVE button then press the ENT key.
16.Press any hot keys to exit.
To find a Route
1. In the Wpts, Tracks and Routes table, press the PAGE key to highlight Routes tab.
2. Press the MENU key, on the menu list, scroll to Find, press the ENT key.
3. In Find from Vessel-Route window, highlight name field, press rotary knob.
Use virtual keypad to enter name of route required.
4. Highlight the Enter button on keypad, press rotary knob. The result of the search will appear
in table as illustrated.
5. Highlight the route desired, then press the MENU key to edit or start the route.
Starting a Route
Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
Scroll to Wpt/Rte/Trk... and press the ENT key.
Press the PAGE key to tab to Tools.
Scroll to Waypoints, routes and tracks icon, then press the ENT key.
Press the PAGE key to select the Routes tab.
Press the MENU key.
Select New, and highlight create using route list option, press ENT.
The Route table will show route name’s details. Use rotary knob to highlight the table, press
rotary knob.
9. Scroll and select a route, press ENT key.
10.In Edit Route window, the route details will be displayed (legs, waypoint,distance and bearing).
11.Turn the rotary knob to highlight the START button, press ENT.
12.Select forward or reverse then press ENT.
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Or, use the quick menu:
1. In main screen, press MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
2. Scroll to Goto...Press ENT key.
3. In submenu, choose Route.
4. On Select Route menu, scroll to required route, press ENT key.
5. The Start Route message will be prompted, forward, reverse or cancel route. Highlight action
and press rotary knob.
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Tracks
A track is a graphical presentation of the historical path of the vessel, allowing you to retrace
where you have travelled.
From the factory, the system is set to automatically draw a track. The system will continue to
record the track until the track length reaches the maximum trail point setting, and will then
automatically begin overwriting the oldest track points.
The automatic tracking function can be turned off from the Tracks panel described later in
this section.
Creating a new track
You define the track settings and start the new track from the Tracks Settings dialog described
below.
Track settings
The track is made up of a series of track points connected by line segments whose length
depends on the frequency of track recording.
You can select to position track points based on time settings, distance, or by letting the GN70/
MX61x system position a waypoint automatically when a course change is registered.
¼¼ Note: The Tracks option must also be turned ON in the chart settings to be visible.
Track setup
Use the procedure below to configure the track feature: .
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tracks, press the ENT key.
3. Turn the knob to highlight the Logging type then press the knob.
4. Select Auto, Distance or Time, press the ENT key.
5. If selection is the Distance, to change follow instruction below:
• Highlight Distance, press ENT key
• On virtual keypad, enter numeric value for distance period. Use the arrows to navigate the
keypad. Range 000 to 115.07
6. If selection is the Time, to change follow instruction below:
• Highlight Time, press ENT key
• Choose time interval (secs/mins) from menu list, turn rotary knob clockwise, highlight and
press rotary knob
7. Press CLR key to escape.
To edit Track
Use to change track log
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Wpt/Rte/Trk.
3. Press the ENT key.
4. Press the PAGE key to change the tab to Tracks.
5. Scroll to the desired track.
6. Press MENU key.
7. In submenu, choose Edit option then press the ENT key.
8. In Edit Track window, rotate knob and highlight fields to change.
9. To change track name, highlight the name field, press rotary knob, use virtual keypad to enter
name.
10.Highlight the Enter button in keypad when completed, then press the ENT key.
11.To (remove) display or record track, (un)check the selection.
12.Customize track display, rotate knob to graphic and press rotary knob, from grid select color
of track.
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13.Enter description of track, press ENT key, use virtual keypad to enter alphanumeric details.
Use Enter button to exit.
14.Highlight Create Route from track.
15.Highlight the START button then press the ENT key to start the route.
16.Select going forward or reverse, then press the ENT key.
17.At bottom of window, select to delete, show, save or cancel modification.
¼¼ Note: Show button will display the plot screen
To toggle, press ENT key in the Edit Track window.
To add new Track
Press the MENU key.
Highlight the Wpt/Rte/trk, then press the ENT key.
Press PAGE key, to Tracks tab, see list of tracks.
Rotate knob to highlight track line identified as New Track, press ENT key (or for same function, press MENU key, scroll to New).
5. In New Track window, highlight field, press rotary knob, use virtual keypad to enter name.
6. Press Enter button in keypad when completed.
7. To (remove) display or record track, (un)check the selection.
8. Customize track display, rotate knob to graphic and press rotary knob, from grid select color
of track.
9. Enter description of track, press ENT key, use virtual keypad to enter alphanumeric details.
Use Enter button to exit.
10.At bottom of window, select to save or cancel entry.
11.Press CLR key to exit.
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To find a Track
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7.
Press the MENU key.
Highlight the Wpt/Rte/Trk and press the ENT key.
Press PAGE key, to Tracks tab, see list of tracks.
Press the MENU key.
In submenu, choose Find option, press ENT key.
Find from Vessel- Track window, select a track from list below.
Press MENU key, scroll to Show option, press ENT key.
The selected track will be displayed in the plot screen.
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Navigating with the GN70/MX61x
The navigation function allows you to navigate towards a waypoint, along a predefined route
or a new Lat/Long coordinate.
Goto Menu
You can start navigation to any waypoint or route from the NAV screen by using the Goto
menu, displayed by pressing MENU key.
¼¼ Note: When the GN70/MX61x starts navigating, the cross track limits will be indicated on the
NAV screen.
Navigate a Route
Start navigating a route by pressing the NAV key, then pressing the MENU key and then
activating the Goto menu and scroll to Route.
When route navigation is started, the Goto menu will expand showing options for skipping a
waypoint, or for restarting the route from current vessel position.
Cancel Navigation
You can cancel navigation from the Goto menu. Press the MENU key one time to bring up the
quick menu. Select the Cancel navigation and press the ENT key.
Navigation Settings Panel
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Navigation Method
Different methods are available for calculating the distance and bearing between any two
points on a chart.
The Great Circle (GC) route is the shortest path between two points. However, if you are to travel
along such a route, it would be difficult to steer manually as the heading would constantly be
changing (except in the case of due north, south, or along the equator).
Rhumb lines (RL) are tracks of constant bearing. It is possible to travel between two locations
using Rhumb line computation, but the distance would usually be greater than if Great Circle
is used.
Steering Alarm Limits
Arrival Radius
Sets an invisible circle around the destination waypoint.
The vessel is considered to have arrived at the waypoint when it is within
this radius.
Off Course (XTE) Limit
This parameter defines the vessel’s accepted offset distance from the leg.
If the vessel goes beyond this limit an alarm will be activated.
Arrival Alarm
When the arrival alarm is enabled, an alarm will be activated as the vessel
reaches the waypoint or when it is within the specified arrival radius.
Magnetic Variation
Magnetic variation is the difference between true bearings and magnetic bearings, caused by
different location of the Geographic and the Magnetic north poles. Any local anomalies such
as iron deposits might also affect the magnetic bearings.
Magnetic variation is applied in order to navigate with heading in “True” mode when a magnetic
compass is used as source.
When set to Auto, the system automatically converts magnetic north to true north. Select
manual mode if you need to enter your own local magnetic variation.
Datum
Most paper charts are made in the WGS84 format, which also is used by the GN70/MX61x
system.
If your paper charts are in a different format, you can change the datum setting accordingly to
match your paper chart.
Coordinate System
Several coordinate systems can be used to control the format for Lat/Long coordinates
displayed on the POS and PLOT panels.
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Navigation Panels
The Steer and Position panels are used to display information when you are navigating.
NAV Panel
Status bar
Heading
Destination
waypoint
NAV data
Vessel Course Cross track
linelimit
Data Fields
The NAV/Steer panel offers the following information:
Heading True or magnetic compass heading
Status Bar Shows condition of GPS, RAIM and alarm
WPT#/Name Destination waypoint identification
DTD
Distance to destination
BTW
Bearing to waypoint
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
TTD
Time to destination
ETA
Estimated time of arrival
STEER
Course to steer towards next waypoint
Course Line
When travelling on a route the course line shows the intended course from one waypoint
towards the next.
When navigating towards a waypoint (MOB or an entered Lat/Long position), the course line
will show the intended course from the point at which navigation was started towards the next
waypoint.
Vessel Symbol
The vessel symbol indicates distance and bearing relative to the intended course.
Off course Limit
If the XTD exceeds the defined off course limit, this will be indicated with a red arrow including
the distance from the track line.
If the off course alarm is enabled, and the XTD exceeds the defined off course limit., the alarm
will activate.
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POSition Panel
The POS screens (POS1, POS2 and POS3) provides the largest presentation of the present
position Lat/Long coordinates. It also displays the course-over-ground (COG) and speed-overground (SOG), Odometer, Trip meter and the UTC Date & time. The time can be configured for
local 24-hour or AM-PM setting as well as local time offset.
GPS position info
Data Fields
Heading Status Bar GPS Time Date SOG
COG
SOG/COG with source name indicated
True or Magnetic compass heading
Indicates status of GPS, RAIM and alarm
Position in Lat. and Long. (other coordinate format is available)
UTC or Local
MM/DD/YYYY
Speed over ground (Knots)
Course over ground (True or Magnetic)
¼¼ Note: The COG/SOG field will indicate the source of data if you assign a 5-character alphanumeric name to the device used for positioning and heading (i.e. SOG xxxxx Kn and COG
xxxxx M) (see above picture).
The GN70/MX61x can display the Lat/Long data in several coordinate formats. To change the
L/L format:
1. Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
2. Scroll down to Tools and Settings and press the ENT key.
3. Scroll to NAVIGATION and press the ENT key.
4. Scroll to Coord System (the default setting is Degrees-Minutes).
5. Press the ENT key to bring up the different selections.
6. Scroll to the desired L/L format.
7. Press the ENT key to confirm selection.
8. Press the POS hot key to verify.
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HDG screens
There are two heading (HDG1 and HDG2) screens. The HDG1 screen displays the analog
compass rose with the digital heading readout in the center, while the HDG2 screen displays
the digital HDG, ROT, Pitch, ROLL and YAW information. The HDG data is only valid if a GPS
compass antenna or an alternative source of heading is available via the N2K network. You
can toggle between the HDG1 and HDG2 screens by pressing the HDG hot key once or twice.
HDG1 screen
HDG2 screen
Quick Menu
Quick Menu
Description
Data source
Allows you to select the source of position and heading data
to be used for navigation and display.
Goto
Lets you navigate to a waypoint, route or coordinate.
Wpt/Rte/Trk
Shortcut to the Tools=>Wpt/Rte/Trk menu.
Tools and Settings
Will bring up the main menu page.
Data Source Selection
There are two methods for data source selection; auto or manual. In Auto Select mode, the
source of compass data is selected based on the availability of the heading data in the N2K
network. The Auto Select mode assures you that the GN70/MX61x will pick the best possible
source of data for all features listed in the sub-menu below. Should there be a need to
override this auto feature, the operator can manually change the individual selection using the
procedure below.
Manual Selection procedure:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Highlight the Data sources... menu.
3. Press the ENT key.
4. Highlight Compass, then press the ENT key.
5. Press the ENT key to change the group (if none is selected) to SIMRAD -for all SIMRAD products.
6. Highlight the Compass source then press the ENT key.
7. Repeat the process for Navigation, Position, Boat speed, and others when necessary.
8. When selection is completed, press the CLR key or any hot key (NAV, POS, etc.) to exit.
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Advance Data Source Selection
Selecting the “Advance...” setting will bring up the list of data sources that are detected in the
N2K network. Manual selection can be done by scrolling to the desired source and pressing the
ENT key to leave a check mark. You can exit at anytime when the selection is completed by
pressing any one of the hot keys.
Heading reference control
The heading reference can be changed to TRUE or MAGNETIC using the procedure below:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tool and Settings and then press the ENT key.
3. Scroll to UNITS icon and then press the ENT key.
4. Scroll down to Heading and then press the ENT key.
5. Toggle to T (True) or M (Magnetic) and then press ENT key to accept.
6. Press any hot keys to exit.
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Using AIS (PLOT)
If a SIMRAD AIS transponder or DSC transceiver device is connected to the NMEA 2000
network, the GN70/MX61x can display the AIS target information in the AIS page. You can also
see messages and position for DSC transmitting devices within range. If none is available, the
plotter screen can show the waypoints, routes and tracks. You can zoom out by turning the
rotary knob counter-clockwise and zoom in by turning it in clockwise direction. AIS targets
can be displayed as overlay on the plotter screen. This feature is an important tool for safe
travelling and collision avoidance.
You can define alarms to notify you if an AIS target gets too close or if the target is lost.
AIS vessels on AIS/PLOT screen
AIS Plot with Quick Menu
Target symbols
The GN70/MX61x system use the AIS target symbols shown below:
Symbol
Description
Sleeping AIS target (not moving or at anchor)
Moving and safe AIS target with course extension line.
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Dangerous AIS target,
illustrated with bold line.
A target is defined as dangerous based on
the CPA and TCPA settings. Refer to “Defining
dangerous vessels” on page 52.
Lost AIS target.
When no signals have been received within a
time limit a target will be defined as lost.
The target symbol represents the last valid
position of the target before the reception of
data was lost.
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Viewing information about AIS targets
AIS target list
The list of AIS targets can be displayed by using the
procedure below:
1. Press the AIS hot key.
2. Press the MENU key to bring up the quick menu.
3. Using the rotary knob, scroll to Settings.
4. Press ENT.
5. Press the PAGE key.
6. Scroll to AIS.
7. Press ENT again to show the list.
8. To exit, press the CLR a few times or any hot key.
Selecting AIS target
Viewing information about all AIS targets
Detailed information about an AIS target can be
accessed by using the previous procedure (steps
1-7) and:
1. Using the rotary knob, scroll to the desired AIS target.
2. Press the ENT key to show the details of the target
vessel.
3. Press any hot key to exit.
Vessel alarms
You can define several alarms to alert you if a target
comes within predefined range limits, or if a target
is lost.
Alarm ID
Description
Dangerous vessel
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a vessel comes
within the predefined CPA or TCPA. See “Defining dangerous vessels”
on page 52.
¼¼ Note: The check box controls whether the alarm pop-up box is
displayed and if the siren will sound. The CPA and TCPA defines
when a vessel is dangerous regardless of the enabled/disabled
state.
AIS vessel lost
Sets the range for lost vessels. If a vessel is lost within this range this
will trigger an alarm
Vessel message
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a message is
received from an AIS target
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Vessel settings panel
Your vessel’s MMSI number
You need to have your own MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number entered in the
GN70/MX61x system to be able to receive addressed messages from AIS and DSC vessels.
It is also important to have the MMSI number entered to avoid seeing your own vessel as an
AIS target on the plotter.
¼¼ Note: The Vessel message option in the alarm settings must be toggled on if any MMSI message
shall be displayed.
Filtering the targets
All targets are by default shown on the display if an AIS device is
connected to the N2K network.
You can select not to show any targets, or to filter the icons based on
security settings, distance and vessel speed.
Vessels extension lines
The length of the extension lines for your vessel and for other
vessels can be set by the operator.
The length of the extension lines is either set as a fixed distance,
COG
or to indicate the distance the vessel will move to in the selected
time period.
Heading
For your vessel, heading information is read from active heading
sensor, and COG information is received from the active GPS.
For other vessels COG data is included in the message received from the AIS system.
Defining dangerous vessels
You can define an invisible guard zone around your
vessel. When a target comes within this distance from
your vessel, the symbol will change to the “dangerous”
target symbol. An alarm will be triggered if activated in
the Alarm settings panel.
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Speed and Course indication
The extension line can be used to indicate speed and course for targets; either as absolute
(true) motion in the chart or relative to your vessel.
Different line style is used on the extension lines to indicate motion as shown below.
Absolute motion
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Alert system
The GN70/MX61x system continuously checks for dangerous situations and system faults
while the system is running. When an alert situation occurs, an alert message will pop up on
the screen and the status indicator on the top-right corner of the display will show the alert
icon.
Type of messages
There are two type of messages:
• Alerts
-- Generated when conditions are detected that critically effect the capability or
performance of the system.
You must critically examine all alert messages to determine their cause and effect.
• Warnings
-- Informing you of conditions that could result in unwanted system response or eventual
failure.
Alert indications
When an alert situation occurs, siren will sound, the alert icon will be active. The alert dialog
will show alert cause, followed by the name of the device that generated the alert.
Alert type
Alarm
Warning
Icon
State
Indication
Active not acknowledged,
not silenced
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
accompanied by 3 short audible signals
repeated every 8 seconds
Active not acknowledged,
silenced
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
Active acknowledged
Steady symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
Rectified not acknowledged
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
Active not acknowledged,
not silenced
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
accompanied by 2 short audible signals
repeated every 1 min.
Active not acknowledged,
silenced
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
Active acknowledged
Steady symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
Rectified not acknowledged
Flashing symbol and descriptive text
No audible signal
The alert and alert details are recorded in the alert listing, see next page.
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The icon
An alert icon will remain on the display until the alert is acknowledged and rectified.
Single alerts
A single alert is displayed with the name of the alert as the title, and with details for the alert.
Multiple alerts
If more than one alert is activated simultaneously, the alert message will display a list of up to
3 alerts. The alerts are listed in the order they occur with the alert activated first at the top. The
remaining alerts are available in the Alerts dialog.
Acknowledging a message
There is no time-out on the alert message or siren. These remain active until you
acknowledge it or until the reason for the alert is removed.
The following options are available in the alert dialog for acknowledging a message:
Option
Result
Close
(or OK)
Sets the alert state to acknowledged, meaning that you are aware of the alert
condition. The siren / buzzer will stop and the alert dialog will be removed.
The alert will however remain active in the alert listing until the reason for the
alert has been removed.
Disable
Disables the current alert setting. The alert will not show again unless you turn
it back on in the Alerts dialog.
Alerts dialog
The system includes three different alert displays:
• Active alerts
-- List of all active messages
• Alert history
-- Alert events, including alert type and time/date
• Alert settings
-- List of all alerts that can be enabled and configured by the user
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Alert Settings
To setup the alert limits, press the PAGE key to change the tab to Settings. Use the rotary
knob to scroll up or down through the different alert settings and press the ENT key to affix
the check mark and specify limit values.
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List of alert and warning messages
Alarm/Warning
Type Trigger Condition
No GPS Fix*
A
No position fix available from the smart antenna
No differential fix
A
No differential correction is available. GPS position fix
only
RAIM (R- or R?)
(Receiver Autonomous
Integrity Monitoring)
A
The position solution exceeded 100 meter error (R-)
or when not enough satellites available (R?). RAIM safe
condition is indicated with R+.
Shallow water
A
Depth less than limit
Deep water
W
Depth greater than limit
Anchor
A
Vessel drifts away from the anchor radius
Low boat speed limit
W
Boat speed below the limit
XTD (Cross Track Error)
A
Vessel drifts out of the crosstrack zone
Waypoint radius
A
Vessel enters the radius of the waypoint
Arrival
W
Vessel arrives at waypoint
High voltage
A
Input voltage above the limit
Low voltage
A
Input voltage below the limit
Depth data missing
A
No depth data from data source
Heading missing
A
No heading data from data source
Dangerous vessel
A
AIS target within the limit
AIS vessel lost*
A
AIS target is no longer received
Vessel message
A
Received an AIS message
Wind data missing
A
No wind data from data source
True wind shift
A
Wind shift above limit
True wind high
W
Wind speed above limit
True wind low
W
Wind speed below limit
CAN bus failure*
A
Not possible to send or receive network data
Low CAN bus voltage*
W
<9 V
Type A = Alert
Type W = Warning
*) See also “Trouble shooting” on page 59
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Using the simulator
Simulator mode
The simulation feature will let you see how the unit works in a stationary position and without
being connected to the GPS antenna.
You can use the simulator to help you become familiar with your unit before using it out on
the water.
When the simulator is toggled on, this is indicated in the lower part of
the display.
Advanced simulator settings
The advanced simulator settings allow you to define how to run the simulator. When the
settings are saved, these will be used as default when starting the simulator mode.
GPS source
Selects where the GPS data is generated from. The selections
are: Simulated course or Simulated route (default).
Speed, course and route
Used to manually enter values when GPS source is set to
Simulated course or Simulated route.
Set start position
Moves the vessel to current Lat/Long position.
! Warning: Do not use the MX61x for navigation when in Simulator mode.
Simulation setup
To activate the simulator, do the following:
1. Press the MENU key.
2. Scroll to Tools and Settings then press the ENT key.
3. Scroll to System icon then press the ENT key.
4. Scroll down to Simulator, then press the ENT key.
5. Scroll to Simulator Settings then press the ENT key. This will bring up the advanced simulator
settings dialog box.
6. Select Simulated course (default) setting.
7. Scroll down to Speed (Kn) and press the ENT key. Enter the desired speed in knots using the
numeric keypad.
8. Scroll to OK button, then press the ENT key to confirm your entry.
9. Scroll to Heading then press the ENT key.
10.Enter the heading in degrees using the numeric keypad. Press the ENT key.
11.Highlight the OK button and then press the ENT key.
12.Scroll down to Start Position field then press the ENT key.
13.Using the numeric keypad, enter the Lat/Lon coordinates where you want to start the navigation.
14.Press the ENT key after the last digit is entered.
15.Highlight SAVE button then press the ENT key.
16.Press the NAV key to exit and verify the displayed Lat/Long.
Using the simulator mode, you can create waypoints, routes and calculate range and bearing
to destination waypoint.
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Maintenance
Preventive maintenance
The GN70/MX61x display and antenna unit does not contain any field serviceable
components, therefore the operator is required to perform only a very limited amount of
preventative maintenance.
It is recommended that you use an optional protective sun cover when the display unit is not
in use.
Simple maintenance procedures
Cleaning the display unit
The supplied cleaning cloth should be used to clean the screen, where possible. Use plenty of
water to resolve and take away salt remains. Crystallized salt may scratch the coating if using a
damp cloth. Apply minimal pressure to the screen.
Where marks on the screen can’t be removed by the cloth alone, use a 50/50 mixture of warm
water and isopropyl alcohol to clean the screen. Avoid any contact with solvents (acetone,
mineral turpentine etc.) or ammonia based cleaning products, as they may damage the antiglare layer, plastics bezel, or rubber keys.
To prevent UV damage to the plastic bezel and rubber keys, it is recommended that sun cover
be fitted when the unit is not in use for an extended period.
Checking the keys
Make sure that no keys are stuck in the down position. If one is stuck, wiggle the key to free it
back to normal.
Checking the connectors
The connectors should be checked by visual inspection only.
Push the connector plugs into the connector, if the connector plugs are equipped with a lock;
ensure that this is in the correct position.
Trouble shooting
Failure
Corrective action
Unit fails to turn ON
Make sure the power cable is plugged in to the back of
the GN70/MX61x and the 12-24 VDC power is turned
ON. The unit normally takes about 30 seconds to re-boot
when power connection is removed and re-connected.
Check the in-line fuse (or circuit-breaker) of the power
cable. Replace the fuse when blown.
Using a voltmeter, verify that the 12-24 VDC supply is
present on the power cable connector pins.
If problem persist, replace the GN70/MX61x unit.
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Unit fails to detect the antenna
For N2K antenna models (GS70 or HS80/HS70A):
Make sure the antenna is connected properly and the
cable connector is good. Check for any damage to the
cable.
Verify if the dedicated 12 VDC supply to the N2K network
is available. Re-cycle the power to the N2K bus.
Verify if the antenna is selected as the source of data
under the main Menu/Network/Sources page.
Make sure N2K terminators are used on both ends of the
NMEA 2000 bus.
For MX521A/B or MX575C/D antennas connected to
Port 3 of the MX61xJB, check the following:
1. Port 3 of the MX61xJB is configured to match the
baud rate setting of the MX antenna (4800 (or
19,200).
2. The MXJB Port 3 is selected as the source of position
under the MENU/Data sources/Position..
3. Check the wiring for proper connections (see
installation wiring section)
If problem persist, replace the antenna unit.
True Heading is not displayed
Verify if the source of data is the HS70/HS80/HS80A/
MX575C/MX575D or Gyro is selected under the
MENU/Data sources/Compass. Perform an auto select
procedure or manually select the proper GPS compass
unit. If problem persist, replace the GPS compass
antenna unit.
AIS targets are not detected
Verify if an AIS transponder is connected in the N2K bus.
Make sure the AIS transponder is ON.
Check the VHF antenna, coaxial cable and connector(s)
for any damage.
If problem persist, replace the AIS transponder.
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Dim display
Press the power button momentarily to increase the
backlight brightness.
Red flashing power button, black
display
Local supply voltage missing or <5 V.
Check local supply, connections and fuses.
Press and hold down the power button for 5-6 seconds
to turn off the unit completely. Repower by pressing
the power key thereafter.
CAN bus failure
Poor CAN bus backbone, defective cable/connector or
defective CAN bus receiver in autopilot control unit.
1. Check backbone terminations
2. Check cable(s) and connectors
3. Replace N2K power supply or MX61xJB junction
box unit.
Low CAN bus voltage
Check cable length, bus load and bus supply
feeding point. If possible, check if fault disappears by
disconnecting some units.
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Software upgrades
Software upgrade of the GN70/MX61x display unit and MX61xJB junction box can be
accomplished using USB memory stick or a PC. The GN70 software upgrade can only be
done using a PC.
The latest software files and upgrade instructions for the GN70/MX61x and junction box can
be downloaded from the SIMRAD professional website: www.navico.com/commercial
It is recommended always to refer to the latest upgrade instructions available from the
website and to first upgrade the junction box and then the display unit(s).
GN70/MX61x CDU software update procedure (USB method)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Copy the *.upd file to a USB memory stick.
Insert the USB stick into the MX61X USB connector.
Turn off the MX61x unit by pressing the power key for a few seconds until the beeper sounds.
Turn the power on by pressing the power key momentarily . The s/w update will start automatically.
5. At the end of the programming procedure, remove the USB memory stick.
6. Turn ON the unit.
7. Verify the software version number by pressing the MENU key.
8. Scroll down to Tools & Settings menu, press ENT.
9. Select the Systems icon, press ENT.
10.Scroll to About, press ENT.
11.End of procedure.
MX61xJB junction box software update procedure using the MX61x display
(USB method)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
This programming feature is available in GN70/MX61x CDU with software version V1.0-42.226
or newer. Program update of the junction box can be done through the display USB.
Copy the junction box software file (*.swup) to a USB memory stick.
Restore the junction box to default using the below procedure:
a. Press the MENU key.
b. Scroll to Tools and Settings, press ENT.
c. Select Network, press ENT.
d. Scroll to NMEA 0183 over MXJB, press ENT.
e. Select Restore to Default, press ENT.
Insert a USB memory stick loaded with the MXJB *.swup file.
Press the USB key.
Scroll to “Memory Card - USB”, press ENT.
Scroll to “MXJB 1_0_01_20.swup” file (or newer version), press ENT.
Select the Upgrade button, press ENT.
Put a check mark on the “SI80 Pilot controller [00xxxx#]” or “MXJB NMEA0183 gateway
[00xxxx#]” device in the list. The MX612JB has three of these, please put a check mark one at
a time starting at the gateway or controller with S/N [003xxx].
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9. Press the MENU key, then choose Start Upgrade, press ENT.
10. Answer YES on the dialog box.
11. After a few seconds the progress meter will indicate the status of download.
12. Repeat the process for gateway number [002xxx#], then finish with the programming with
the board s/n [001xxx#].
13. Remove the USB.
14. Verify the software version under the Menu/Tools & Settings/Network/Device List.
15. Reset the junction box to Default. Press MENU, select Tools and Settings, Network and
NMEA183 Over MXJB. Activate Restore to default.
16. Power cycle the system.
¼¼ Notes:
• It is important that the three MXJB gateways (or SI80 Pilot Controller) of the MX612 be
programmed one at a time to prevent conflicts.
• Upgrading the MX610JB/MX612JB junction box software through the USB port of the MX61x
CDU requires an external 12 VDC supply to the NMEA 2000 bus (see the diagram below).
Software update of the junction box may fail if no external 12 VDC is applied. The external 12
V can be supplied by a second MX61x system by interconnecting the two networks during
the upgrade.
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GN70/MX61x Software Update Procedure using a PC
1. Copy the *.upd file to your PC (not a network location).
2. Connect the GN70/MX61x directly to your computer with a LAN network cable.
3. Completely cut the 12-24 VDC power to the MX61x unit by using the power supply switch or
circuit breaker.
4. Press and hold down the PAGE button (top left button above the rotary) and apply external
power to the unit.
5. Launch the Internet Explorer (or other web browser) and type the address as shown on the
MX61x (i.e. http://192.168.0.1).
6. Browse to the file on your PC.
7. Click on upload.
8. The display unit will start the update process automatically after the upload.
9. End of procedure.
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List of components
The tables below list parts that are included in GN70/MX61x GPS and DGPS navigation kits. as
well as optional items such as, cables and accessories that are available from your dealers.
MX610 DGPS navigation system (P/N 000-10919-001)
Part Name
Qty
Part number
MX610 Display Unit
1
000-10914-001
Operator and Installation Manual
1
988-10370-001
Quick Guide
1
988-10369-001
Power Cable Assembly
1
032-0055-88
Mounting Template
1
988-10200-002
Mounting kit
1 bag
003-8520-00
Mounting gasket
1
074-1114-000
Cable Assy, 6M N2KExt-BLK
1
003-8634-00
Micro-C, T-Connector
1
037-0491-01
MX610JB Junction Box
1
000-11139-001
MX521A (or MX521B) DGPS antenna
1
727051 (000-11640-001)
MX610 GPS navigation system (P/N 000-10917-001)
Part Name
Qty
Part number
MX610 Display Unit
1
000-10914-001
Operator and Installation Manual
1
988-10370-001
Quick Guide
1
988-10369-001
Power Cable Assembly
1
032-0055-88
Mounting Template
1
988-10200-002
Mounting kit
1 bag
003-8520-00
Mounting gasket
1
074-1114-000
Cable Assy, 6M N2KExt-BLK
1
003-8634-00
Micro-C, T-Connector
1
037-0491-01
MX610JB Junction Box
1
000-11139-001
MX521A (or MX521B) GPS antenna
1
727050 (000-11641-001)
MX612 DGPS navigation sytem (P/N 000-10923-001)
Part Name
Part number
MX612 Display Unit
1
000-10915-001
Operator and Installation Manual
1
988-10370-001
Quick Guide
1
988-10369-001
Power Cable Assembly
1
032-0055-88
Mounting Template
Mounting kit
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Qty
1
988-10200-002
1 bag
003-8520-00
Mounting gasket
1
074-1114-000
Cable Assy, 6M N2KExt-BLK
1
003-8634-00
Micro-C, T-Connector
1
037-0491-01
MX612JB Junction Box
1
000-10916-001
MX521A (or MX521B) DGPS antenna
1
727051 (000-11640-001)
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MX612 GPS navigation sytem (P/N000-10921-001)
Part Name
Qty
Part number
MX612 Display Unit
1
000-10915-001
Operator and Installation Manual
1
988-10370-001
Quick Guide
1
988-10369-001
Power Cable Assembly
1
032-0055-88
Mounting Template
1
988-10200-002
Mounting kit
1 bag
003-8520-00
Mounting gasket
1
074-1114-000
Cable Assy, 6M N2KExt-BLK
1
003-8634-00
Micro-C, T-Connector
1
037-0491-01
MX612JB Junction Box
1
000-10916-001
MX521A (or MX521B) GPS antenna
1
727050 (000-11641-001)
GN70 standard parts list
Part Name
Qty
Part number
GN70 Display Unit
1
000-10913-001
Operator and Installation Manual
1
988-10370-001
Quick Guide
1
988-10369-001
Power Cable Assembly
1
032-0055-88
Mounting Template
1
988-10201-001
Mounting kit
1 bag
003-8721-00
Mounting gasket
1
074-1114-000
Cable Assy, 6 m N2K Ext-BLK
1
003-8634-00
Micro-C, T-Connector
1
000-10404-001
NMEA 2000 (N2K) smart antenna models (choose one)
Part Name
Part number
Remarks
GS70 Smart Antenna
000-11137-001
Standard GPS antenna
HS80 GPS compass with N2K adapter
000-10938-001
Option (HDG & POS)
NMEA 0183 smart antenna models (optional)
Part Name
Part number
Remarks
MX512B GPS/GLONASS Antenna
000-11641-001
GPS, Beacon & WAAS
MX512B DGPS/GLONASS Antenna
000-11640-001
GPS & WAAS
MX575D DGPS Compass w/15 m cable
000-11644-001
GPS, HDG, Beacon & WAAS
¼¼ Note: The MX610JB junction box is required when using antenna models that use NMEA 0183
interface. The MX610JB is not weatherproof and must be mounted in a sheltered location.
NMEA 2000 (N2K) cables and accessories (order separately)
Part Name
Part number
CZONE, NMEA 2000 EXTENSION 0.5 m
000-10816-001
CZONE, NMEA 2000 EXTENSION 2.0 m
000-10817-001
CZONE, NMEA 2000 EXTENSION 5.0 m
000-10814-001
CZONE, NMEA 2000 EXTENSION 10 m
000-10815-001
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Optional accessory items for N2K network
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Part Name
Part number
Protective cover (White)
000-10596-001
Optional bracket mounting kit
000-10590-001
MX610JB Smart junction box
000-10425-001
MX612JB smart junction box
000-10916-001
AT10 N2K to NMEA Converter
24005936
Cable, Micro-C, 0.6 m
000-0119-88
Cable, Micro-C, 1.8 m
000-0127-53
Micro-C, 4.5 m
000-0119-86
Cable, Micro-C, 7.5 m
000-0119-83
Micro-C T-connector
000-0119-79
Micro-C, Field Connector
000-10404-001
N2K-PWR-RD - NMEA 2000® power cable
000-0119-75
NMEA2000 Terminator kit
000-0127-52
CZONE, NMEA 2000 FEMALE RESISTOR
000-10820-001
CZONE, NMEA 2000 MALE RESISTOR
000-10821-001
N2K-EXP-KIT,MICRO-C,STARTER KIT
000-0124-69
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Mounting
General
The standard mounting of the GN70/MX61x display is in-dash or panel mount. If there is a
need to bracket mount the unit, an optional U-bracket assembly can be ordered separately.
Mounting location
The GN70/MX61x unit should be mounted with special regard to the unit’s easy access for
operation and maintenance, environmental protection, temperature range, cable connection
and cable length.
Survey the front and back of the instrument panel where the unit will be mounted before
cutting the mounting hole to make sure there is ample room around the unit and no hidden
electrical wires or other parts will be damaged behind the panel. The panel mounting surface
must be flat and even to within 0.5 mm.
The GN70/MX61x conforms to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards, but proper installation is required to get best use and performance from this product.
Ensure adequate separation from other on-board electronics and electrical equipment.
GN70/MX61x control unit
Avoid mounting the GN70/MX61x control unit where it is easily exposed to sunlight, as this
will shorten the lifetime of the display. If this is not possible, make sure the unit is always
covered with the optional protective cover when not in use.
Panel (flush) mount
1. Attach the mounting template to the selected mounting position.
2. Drill pilot holes for the 4 hole saw cuts and for the 4 self tapping screws used to secure the
unit. If using M4 machine screws use a 5 mm (0.20 ”) drill bit.
3. Use a 25 mm (1 “) hole saw to cut the four corner radius.
4. Cut along the dotted line and remove waste material.
5. Peel backing off the gasket and apply it to the unit (A).
6. Connect the cables to the rear of the unit before placing the unit into the console.
7. Secure the display to the surface with 4 screws (B).
8. Firmly clip the bezel in place (C).
A
B
C
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Bracket mount (option)
¼¼ Note: When the control unit is bracket-mounted, it is not completely weatherproof from the
back due to a breathing hole in the back cabinet. When bracket-mounted, the exposed parts
of the plugs should be protected against salt corrosion.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use the bracket base as a template to mark the screw hole locations.
Drill pilot holes and hole for cables if required.
Secure the bracket base to the surface.
Secure the bracket’s adapter to the rear of the control unit using the 4 screws supplied with
the bracket.
5. Align the bracket base with the cradle and partially screw in the bracket knobs one at a time.
6. Adjust the unit for best viewing angle, and tighten the bracket knobs.
1
3
5
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Antenna systems
Several Itype-approved antenna models can be used with the GN70/MX61x, namely:
• MX521A/B - GPS/DGPS smart antenna (NMEA 0183 interface). - Standard
• HS80/HS80A or MX575C/D D/GPS compass unit (N2K or NMEA 0183 interface) - Option
• GS70 - GPS/WAAS smart antenna (N2K interface) - Option
As a general rule, the antenna unit must be located in the open where it will have a good
view of the sky aournd it. It must also be located away from large metal objects that can block
the GPS signal as well as influence the operation of the antenna unit.
Antenna mounting guidelines
•
•
•
•
Install the antenna where it has a clear view of the sky around it
Ensure a minimum distance of 1 m to other GPS antennas
Keep it away from large metal structures like the main mast or overhead railings
Stay away from high-powered transmitter antennas like SSB, VHF and other radio transmitter
antennas
• Mount the GPS antenna low to avoid excessive position and speed errors while underway
• Locate the antenna at least 10 meters away and below the transmitting beam of the radar
and INMARSAT antennas.
¼¼ Note: Powerful Xenon search lights emit strong RF radiation that could interfere with GPS
reception. We recommend providing extended horizontal distance separation from the
MX61x antenna unit. Minimum vertical separation should be 3 meters above the light. Please
refer to manufacturer’s instruction for more details.
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MX61xJB junction box
The MX61xJB mounting location must allow for easy access when connecting the cables.
Also ensure that the location for the computer units allows viewing the board’s LED
indicators.
The mounting surface needs to be structurally strong, with as little vibration as possible. If
possible, mount the unit close to the edges of a panel to minimize vibration.
Ensure that any holes cut are in a safe position and will not weaken the boat’s structure. If
in doubt, consult a qualified boat builder. Ensure that there are no hidden electrical wires or
other parts behind the panel.
Preferably mount the junction box with the cable entries exiting downwards.
Mount the cable retainer included with the MX610 J-Box on the wall beneath the unit.
MX610JB mounting
MX612JB Mounting
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GN70/MX610/MX612 display unit (mechanical dimensions)
54 mm
(2.13”)
Min
65 mm
(2.56”)
135 mm (5.31”)
32 mm
(1.26”)
144 mm (5.67”)
POS
NAV
HDG
252 mm
(9.92”)
AIS
MOB
CLR

MENU
PAGE
ENT
USB
220 mm
(8.66”)
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GS70 antenna unit
MX521A/MX521B smart D/GPS antenna unit
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HS80/HS80A/MX575C/MX575D D/GPS compass unit
MX610JB smart junction box unit
211 mm (8.29")
197 mm (7.77")
60 mm
(2.36")
185 mm (7.27")
180 mm
(7.08")
80 mm
(3.15")
48 mm
(1.88")
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MX612JB smart junction box unit
100 mm
(3.94”)
340 mm (13.38”)
320 mm (12.60”)
253 mm
(9.84”)
109 mm
(4.29”)
MX612JB JUNCTION BOX
250 mm
(9.94”)
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Wiring
Wiring guidelines
The CAN network cables and other signal cables (i.e. antenna, compass, NMEA) should not be
run in parallel with other cables carrying radio frequency or high current, such as VHF and SSB
transmitters, battery chargers/generators, and winches.
Don’t make sharp bends in the cables, and avoid running cables in a way that allows water to
flow down into the connectors. If required, make drip and service loops.
If cables are shortened, lengthened or re-terminated, do insulate and protect all wiring
connections.
Most of the units are communicating on the CAN bus with drop cables. Try mounting the
units within the standard cable length supplied with each unit. Additional cables and cable
extensions are available from our distributors.
! Warning: Before starting the installation, be sure to turn electrical power off. If
power is left on or turned on during the installation, fire, electrical shock, or other serious injury may occur. Be sure that the voltage of the power supply is compatible with
the spec for the units!
GN70 or MX61x navigation system; basic wiring principles
The GN70/MX61x navigation system is comprised of the MX61x display unit, MX61xJB
junction box and MX521A smart D/GPS antenna unit. The MX61x display use CAN bus
backbone which makes it simple to interface to SimNet and other NMEA 2000 (N2K) devices.
The 12-Volt DC power to the CAN bus can be supplied through a T-Connector or by the
junction box.
NMEA 0183 devices such as the MX521A DGPS smart antenna, autopilots, radar and PC-based
ECDIS can be interfaced using the MX61xJB smart junction box.
In systems with the MX61xJB junction box the CAN bus is powered by the junction box. The
GN70/MX61x model have separate power supply cable and can be wired directly to 12-24
VDC. Other SimNet/NMEA devices are powered by the CAN bus.
The following sections describe installation of the components listed in the illustration below.
Refer to separate manuals for detailed information about each interfacing unit.
GN70/MX610/MX612

MX521
MX521A
MX521B
12/24V DC
T
T
MX61xJB
Port 3 & 4
12/24V DC
MX61x with MX521 antenna and junction box wiring diagram
¼¼ Note: The MX521A/B antenna is connected to ports 3 and 4 of the junction box .
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CAN bus
FEMALE
MALE
FEMALE
The CAN bus is based on the well known SimNet plug & play concept and on the NMEA 2000
(N2K) SAE J1939 protocol. Hard wiring is based on standard NMEA 2000 cables with Micro-C
type connectors and joiners.
The bus consists of a linear backbone using drop cables and Micro-C T-joiners for connecting
NMEA 2000 and SimNet devices.
The bus has a maximum cable length of 150 m (500 ft), and a drop cable has a maximum
length of 6 m (20 ft).
In a default GN70/MX61x system the CAN bus backbone expands from the MX610JB, which
supplies power to the backbone. There will always be a female connector in the expanding
end of the backbone cables.
1
6

4
T
2
5
3
T
GN70/MX61x with MX610 junction box wiring diagram
No.
Description
1
MX610JB (or MX612JB) junction box with built-in CAN bus terminator and network
power supply
2
0,6 m (2 ft) pigtail cable, female connector
3
Micro-C T-joiner
4
CAN bus drop cable, with connectors in each end (female - male) - (6 meter max)
5
CAN bus Backbone, various lengths available. Connectors in each end
6
Optional GS70 smart antenna
T
Terminator, 120 Ohm, male
¼¼ Note: If cables are not supplied by Simrad, ensure that they meet NMEA 2000/IEC61162-1/2
requirements.
Planning and installing a network backbone
• Plan the network carefully
-- It is recommended to create a diagram of the network prior to starting the installation
• Run the backbone between the locations of all CAN devices you want to install
-- It must be less than 6 m (20 ft) cable run from a device to the backbone
• Consider the load/current draw from the devices
For details on network cables and components, refer to our websites:
www.navico.com/commercial and www.simrad-yachting.com
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Terminating the CAN bus
The CAN bus must have a 120 Ohm terminator at each end of the backbone.
In a default GN70/MX61x system the CAN bus can be powered and terminated from the
junction box PCB, enabled by the micro switch.
-- Set the switch to ON when the MX610JB board is at the end of the CAN bus
-- Set the switch to OFF when the MX610JB board is used as additional power supply to the
CAN bus which already has correct termination.
Factory default setting of MX610JB terminator is OFF.
For location of the dip switch, refer to the illustrations inside the junction box unit.
A terminator in the other end of the CAN bus can be one of the following:
• A power cable with built in terminator (plug marked 120 ohm)
• A single terminator plug (marked 120 ohm)
Shield connection
It is required to use shielded cables to meet radio frequency interference requirements as
defined in the NMEA 2000 specification:
• The shield shall not be electrically connected within the interface to the electronic device
chassis or ground
• The shield shall be electrically continuous through the network connection
• The shield shall be connected to ground at a single point, normally the ship’s ground at the
source of network power
Power supply
¼¼ Notes:
• Wheelmark/US Coast Guard approved systems require a Power Failure alarm. In such
installations the GN70/MX61x and the MX610JB must be connected to different independent
power supplies.
• It is recommended to install an external on/off switch or circuit breaker for the Junction Box
power supply.
• Do not connect the power cable to the same terminals as the start batteries, drive units,
thruster or other high current products.
• If joining to an existing NMEA 2000 network or similar CAN bus network that has its own
power supply, use an NMEA 2000 Gateway to isolate the two power supplies.
Powering the CAN (N2K) bus
For larger systems additional power should be added at a central point in the backbone to
balance the voltage drop of the network. Additional power may be supplied by using an
MX610JB junction box or through a Micro T-Joiner.
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GN70/
MX610

12/24V DC
T
T
MX610 J-Box
12/24V DC
N2K power diagram
Network LEN
When you have a larger system with network power in center of the backbone you should
make the installation such that the load/current draw from the devices in each side/branch is
equal.
¼¼ Note: 1 LEN (Load Equivalency Number) equals 50 mA current draw.
1
LEN
2
LEN
T
2
LEN
2
LEN
2
LEN
3
LEN
4
LEN
(12 LEN)
3
LEN
2
LEN
3
LEN
T
(12 LEN)
12 V DC
N2K system with balance load
Powering the GN70/MX61x display units
The GN70/MX61x control units are powered directly from a 12 V DC or 24 V DC source.
The units are protected against reverse polarity, under voltage and over voltage.
1
4
2
3
Pin
Color
Description
1
Black
Battery (-)
2
Blue
External Alarm
3
Yellow
External MOB
1
4
Red
Battery (+), 12 - 24 V DC
8
¼¼ Notes:
• It is recommended to install an external circuit
breaker switch for power.
• Do not connect the power cable to the same
terminals as the start batteries, drive units, thruster
or other high current products.
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1
4
3
2
12 - 24 V DC
+ _
NMEA 2000 and SimNet devices
NMEA 2000 devices can be connected to the CAN bus providing they are NMEA 2000
certified, meet the CE, FCC regulations and do not exceed the load specification.
NMEA 2000 devices and SimNet devices with Micro-C connectors connects directly to the
CAN bus backbone using drop cables and Micro-C T-joiners.
¼¼ Note: It is recommended to use a gateway when connecting non-Simrad units to the CAN
bus backbone.
Devices with SimNet connectors only must be connected using a SimNet to Micro-C adapter
cable.
SimNet System
IEC61162-1/2 (NMEA 0183) Devices
Connects to:
MX61xJB board (in MX61xJB computer).
The MX610JB board includes 4 NMEA Port terminals, while the MX612JB unit has 12 NMEA
port terminals.
¼¼ Note: Ports 3, 7 and 11 are high speed ports.
O
N
MX61xJB PCB
Port1
Port2
NMEA 0183
Tx_B
Rx_A
Rx_B
Tx _A
Tx_B
Rx_B
Tx _A
Port4
Rx_A
GND
STBD
PORT
REMOTE
Tx_B
Port3
RX
LAMP
IEC61162-1/2
(NMEA0183)
DEVICES
Tx_B
NET-L
Rx_B
Tx _A
NET-H
Rx_B
Tx _A
Rx_A
NET-C
Rx_A
SIMNET
NET-S
Fuse
MX61xJB Computer
+
SUPPLY
NMEA 0183
NMEA 0183 wiring hookup to MX61xJB
RX1
The green LED at each NMEA port terminal will flash when serial data is received.
The MX61xJB board uses the serial RS422 (IEC 61162-1/2) standard and can be configured
in the GN70/MX61x display for different baud rates, up to 38,400 baud (default baud rate is
4800). Sentence output by the GN70/MX61x can be individually turned on or off. The default
NMEA sentence setting is off.
¼¼ Note: Limit the number of NMEA sentences turned on to eight (8) per port. Although the
junction box allows you to turn on more than eight and will output all messages you turn on,
the MX61x JB memory can only retain up to 8 sentences per port when power is turned off.
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Connecting the MX61xJB computer to the N2K bus
The MX61xJB smart junction box can connect anywhere on the N2K bus back bone by using
drop cables connected to the SIMNET connector and a female connector on the Micro-C
T-joiner.
Drop cables of varying lengths can be purchased from local SIMRAD dealers.
MX61xJB PCB
WHT
BLU
BLK
MX61xJB
Computer
NET-S
NET-C
NET-H
NET-L
RED
SIMNET
N2K Bus
MX61xJB connection to NMEA 2000 Bus
Alarm interface
External alarm
An external alarm can be connected to the GN70/MX61x display unit. The alarm signal has
an open contact for an alarm buzzer or an external alarm relay as illustrated below. The alarm
voltage is the same as the main supply voltage. The maximum load on the external alarm
output is 0.75 Amp.
Alarms are configured globally in the system, i.e. they can be configured on one unit and
seen, heard and acknowledged from all other SIMRAD control units.
1
4
3
2
12 - 24 V DC
+ _
External alarm connection
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Pin
Color
Description
1
4
1
Black
Battery (-)
2
Blue
External Alarm
2
3
3
Yellow
4
Red
External MOB
1
8
Battery (+), 12 - 24 V DC
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ALARM
RELAY
External Alarm Setup
The siren must be enabled in order for the unit to drive the external alarm when an alarm
condition arises.
External MOB command
An external N.O. (Normally Open) push button switch can be used to mark your present
position and activate the MOB feature (see diagram below for connection).
A momentary press on the Ext. MOB switch will save the MOB point and calculate the range
and bearing back to the MOB point.
To stop the MOB, press the MENU key. The Cancel navigation menu will be highlighted, press
the ENT key. Press CLR or any of the hot keys to exit.
BLK
1
Ext. MOB
Switch
RED 4
3YEL
2
BLU
12 - 24 V DC
+ _
External MOB switch connection
Pin
Color
Description
1
4
1
Black
Battery (-)
2
Blue
External Alarm
2
3
3
Yellow
4
Red
External MOB
1
8
Battery (+), 12 - 24 V DC
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Central alarm panel with direct I/O interface
The interfacing described below applies for central alarm panels that use direct lines for alarm,
mute and acknowledge. For alarm panel using serial interface, refer to “IEC61162-1/2 (NMEA
0183) Devices” on page 79.
From the GN70/MX61x unit we are using the same two wires (red and blue) as for external
alarm relay connection.
Under normal operation you will see 12/24 V between these two wires. In an alarm situation,
or when power is lost, you will see no voltage.
1
4
3
2
+ _
12 - 24 V DC
CENTRAL ALARM PANEL
BATTERY+ (12 - 24 V DC)
ALARM
External alarm wiring Connection
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Pin
Color
Description
1
Black
Battery (-)
1
4
2
Blue
External Alarm
2
3
3
Yellow
4
Red
External MOB
1
8
Battery (+), 12 - 24 V DC
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GN70/MX61x with MX521 smart antenna and MX525A sensor connections
GN70/MX61x
Option
MX521
MX521A
MX521B
MXB5
ANT.
12/24V DC
Coax
Cable
T
T
MX525
MX525A
MX61xJB
12/24V DC
Ports 3&4
Where:
Port 1
N2K Backbone
Drop line
NMEA 0183 line
Port 2
GN70/MX610, MX610JB junction box and MX521/MX525 diagram
MX610
GS70
Antenna

12/24V DC
T
T
P2
12/24V DC
EXT. RTCM
@9600 Baud
TX+
TX-
P2
RX+
RX-
MX610JB
Plug-in
Conn.
RTCM (-)
RTCM (+)
External Differential Correction connection to GS70 though the MX610JB junction (Port 2 is dedicated to external RTCM data)
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Normal operation
approx. 1 Hz flashing.
RX data, flashing
when receiving data
from antenna.
Supply before
fuse steady green.
MX521 to MX61xJB wiring Diagram
¼¼ Notes:
• Ports 3, 7 and 11 are high speed ports for antenna connection, defaults to 19,200 baud on
power cycle. Listener units connected must be set to operate at 19,200 baud.
• Ports 2, 6 and 10 are dedicated RTCM data input. Output is selectable.
• Antenna power leads are to be connected directly to supply:
Red wire to +
Black wire to -
MX61xJB PCB Terminals
MX525A
SIMNET
COAX ANTENNA CABLE
MXB5
RED
BLK
SIMNET
TERMINATION
PORT1
PORT2
+
REMOTE
RX+
RXTX+
TX-
NMEA 0183 PORT
CONNECTOR TERMINALS
PORT3
PORT4
-
SUPPLY
GRY
PRPL
YEL
WHT
BLU
BRN
ORG
GRN
MX525A to MX61x JB wiring diagram
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3-Meter
Power/Data Cable
NEG
+12-24 VDC
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- Ext. RTCM
+ @4800 Baud
MX575C/MX575D
GPS Compass
GN70/MX610
12/24V DC
T
T
MX610JB
12/24V DC
Ports 3&4
Port 1
Port 2
Where:
N2K Backbone
Drop line
NMEA 0183 line
GN70/MX61x system with MX575C GPS compass diagram
N2K
ANTENNA CABLE
000-10939-001 (15 m)
000-10940-001 (30 m)
MX575C/MX575D
GPS Compass
MX61xJB PCB Terminals
SIMNET
RED
BLK
SIMNET
TERMINATION
RED
BLK
WHT
BLU
PORT1
PORT2
+
REMOTE
PORT3
PORT4
-
NEG
12-24 VDC
SUPPLY
Speed Log+
GRN
BLK/GRN
Speed Log -
RX+
RXTX+
TX-
NMEA 0183 CONNECTOR
TERMINALS
BRN
BLK/BRN
YEL
YEL/BLK
NMEA 0183 connection of the MX575C to MX610JB wiring diagram
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SIMNET
REMOTE
REMOTE
SIMNET
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_A
PORT9
PORT7
NMEA 183 CH7
NMEA 183 CH5
NMEA 183 CH9
NMEA 183 CH10
PORT10
PORT8
NMEA 183 CH8
NMEA 183 CH6
PORT6
NMEA 183 CH12
PORT12
NMEA 183 CH11
PORT11
Rx_A
Rx_A
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_A
Rx_A
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
Tx _A
Tx_B
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
Tx _A
Tx_B
Rx_A
Rx_A
Rx_A
#3 PCB
(LOWER)
#2 PCB
(UPPER)
N2K
MICRO-C
CABLE
BLU
WHT
BLK
RED
SIMNET
TERMINATOR
REMOTE
PORT1
NMEA 183 CH1
Rx_A
NMEA 183 CH2
PORT2
TO MX521A/MX525A
SMART ANTENNA
NMEA 183 CH4
NMEA 183 CH3
Rx_A
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
GRN
ORG
BRN
BLU
PORT5
Rx_A
Rx_A
WHT
YEL
MX612JB JUNCTION BOX UNIT
Rx_B
T
x _A
T
x_B
Rx_B
Tx _A
Tx_B
RED
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POWER
+ -
#1 PCB
+12-24 VDC
4 AMP.
NEG.
MX612JB junction box antenna connection
HS80/HS80A
GPS Compass
GN70/MX610/MX612
12/24V DC
T
T
MX61xJB
Junction Box
12/24V DC
Ports 4
Ports 3
Port 1
Port 2
Where:
N2K Backbone
Drop line
NMEA 0183 line
HS80/HS80A N2K connection
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Specifications
Technical specifications
¼¼ Note: For updated technical specifications, compliance and certifications, refer to our website
at www.navico.com/commercial
GN70/MX61x control unit
GN70
MX610/MX612
DISPLAY
Size
5 in. (127 mm)
Resolution (HxW)
480x480
Type
16-bit color TFT
Antifog
Bonded LCD
Best viewing direction
Any direction
Backlight
Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)
Waypoints
2000
Routes
100 Routes with a dynamic number of waypoints; up
to 2000 in all routes
Tracks
2000
NETWORKING
CAN bus
Ethernet (LAN)
USB Socket
NMEA 2000 (N2K)
Yes- used for software update and NMEA 0183/IP
No
Yes
POWER
Local supply
12/24 VDC +30-10%
Consumption local supply
0.7/0.4 A at 12 VDC 0.4/0.3 A at 24 VDC
“backlight full/off"
NMEA 2000 LEN* (50 mA)
1
INTERFACE
External alarm/Active unit output max 100 mA, 4.5 A
short circuit limit
External MOB input, contact current max 8 mA
ENVIRONMENT
Temperature, operation
-30°C to +55°C (-22°F to 131°F)
Temperature, storage
-25°C to +70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Protection
IPx4
MECHANICAL
Weight
Size
Mounting
Material
Color
Cable inlet
1,2 Kg (2.7 lbs)
1.4 Kg (3.0 lbs.)
230 (W) x 144 (H) x
54 (D) mm
252 (W) x 144 (H) x
54 (D) mm
Panel (flush) or optional bracket
Epoxy coated seawater resistant aluminium back
cover, plastic front bezel
Black and grey
1 Power/alarm, 1 Micro-C, LAN connectors
* LEN - NMEA 2000 Load Equivalent Number. Where 1 LEN draws about 50 mA current
from the N2K network.
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MX61xJB junction box
MX610JB
MX612JB
POWER
Local supply
12/24 VDC, +30 - 10%.
0,3 - 5 A
CAN bus load dependent
Consumption local supply
NMEA 2000 LEN* (50 mA)
Output for CAN bus supply
1
3
15 VDC, +/- 5%, 4 A max
ENVIRONMENT
Temperature, operation
Temperature, storage
-15°C to +55°C (5°F to 131°F)
-30°C to +70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Protection
IPx2
MECHANICAL
Weight
Size (width x height x depth)
0,9 kg (2 lbs)
4.4 kg (9.5 lbs.)
211 x 180 x 60 (mm)
340 x 250 x 100 (mm)
Mounting
Material
Bulkhead
Plastic + Anodized
aluminium
Color
Cable inlet
Aluminum
Black
Slots: 9 x 95 mm and 18
x 45 mm
(0.4” x 3.7” and 0.7” x 1.8”)
Rubber cable glands
Data I/O
NMEA 2000
NMEA 0183 Ver. 4.0
1x CAN bus
4x - Bidirectional RS-422 12x - Bidirectional RSSerial ports (+/-5 V)
422 Serial ports (+/-5 V)
4800 (default) configurable by GN70/MX61x.
Baud rate
Port 2, 6 and 10 RX are for RTCM data only.
Port 3 (antenna), 7 and 11 are high speed ports and
will reset to 19,200 baud at power on.
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Smart antenna unit
Receiver Type
Number of
Channels
GS70
MX521A
L1 C/A code,
1.575 GHz
L1 C/A
Code @
1.575 GHz
32
12
HS80/
MX575C
HS80A/
MX575D
L1 C/A Code
@ 1.575 GHz
L1 GPS +
GLONASS
12
540
MX521B
L1 GPS +
GLONASS
270
Position Update
rate
Up to 10 Hz
(1, 5, 10)
Up to 10 Hz (1, 2, 5,10)
GPS Accuracy (2
DRMS)
<5 m
<3 m
DGPS Accuracy
<2 m
<1 m
Cold start
50 sec.
60 sec.
Warm start
3 sec.
WAAS (SBAS)
10 sec.
Yes (SBAS is not yet approved by IMO)
HS80A No
HS80 - No
Beacon receiver
No
Yes
Operating Mode
No
Manual, Automatic and Database
Channels
No
2 channel - parallel tracking
Beacon Freq.
No
283.5 to 325.0 KHz
Compliance
No
IEC 61108-4 beacon standard
Input voltage
9-18 VDC
10-32 VDC
MX575C /D
- Yes
Reverse polarity
protection
Power
consumption
Data I/O
Protocol
MX575D Yes
Yes
<2 Watts
<2 Watts
<3 Watts
NMEA 2000
NMEA 1083
NMEA 2000/NMEA 0183
POWER
Local supply
9-18 VDC
Consumption
local supply
< 100 mA @
12 VDC
<150 mA @ 12 VDC
<200 mA @ 12 VDC
NMEA 2000
LEN* (50 mA)
3
N/A
4
15 V DC, +/5%, 4 A max
N/A
15 V DC, +/- 5%, 4 A max
Output for CAN
bus supply
12/24 V DC +30-10%
ENVIRONMENT
Temperature,
operation
-25°C to +60°C
-15°C to +55°C
Temperature,
storage
-40°C to +85°C
-30°C to +70°C
Protection
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GS70
MX521A
HS80/
MX575C
MX521B
HS80A/
MX575D
MECHANICAL
Weight
Size (length x
width x height)
Connector
0.14 Kg (0.3
lbs.)
0.6 Kg (1.3 lbs.)
2.4 Kg (5.4 lb.)
90 mm (Dia.) x
38 mm (H)
182 mm (Dia.)
102 mm (H)
209.16 mm (W), 668.54
mm (L), 122.32 mm (H)
N2K Micro C
10-Pin Round
Mounting
(N2K adapter option)
Surface mount or Pole
Material
Color
18-Pin Round
Plastic
White
White w/ red band
White -top, dark gray bottom
¼¼ * LEN - Load Equivalent Number @ 50 mA.
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GN70/MX61x Connector Pinouts
1 Power
2 N2K bus
3 Ethernet
1
2
3
Power
Cable connector (female - front view)
Layout
Pin
Wire color
Function
1
Black
Battery (-)
4
1
2
Blue
Alarm/Active
3
2
3
Yellow
External
1 command
8
4
Red
Battery (+), 12 - 24 V DC
Power cable
2 m (6.5 ft)
CAN/NMEA 2000/SimNet
Micro-C cable connector (female - front view)
Layout
1
2
4
3
Pin
2
1
5
3
4
Wire Color
Function
1
(Bare)
Shield
2
Red
NET S (+12 V)
3
Black
NET C (-)
4
1White8
5
Blue
NET H
NET L
Ethernet
¼¼ Note: Both straight and crossed Ethernet cables may be used for software upload!
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Supported data
IEC61162-1/2 (NMEA 0183) interface channels
MX610JB
Channels
MX612JB
Channels
Default
sentences
Default Baud
rate
1
1
MXJB-NMEA1
2
2
MXJB-NMEA2***
GGA, DTM,
ZDA,VTG, HDT
4800
3
3
MXJB-NMEA 3 - (ANTENNA - GPS I/O)*
Off
19.2K**
4
4
MXJB-NMEA4 - (ANTENNA - BEACON Out)*
Off
4800
N/A
5
MXJB-NMEA5
N/A
6
MXJB-NMEA6***
GGA, DTM,
ZDA,VTG, HDT
4800
N/A
7
MXJB-NMEA7
Off
19.2K**
N/A
8
MXJB-NMEA8
Off
4800
N/A
9
MXJB-NMEA9
N/A
10
MXJB-NMEA10***
GGA, DTM,
ZDA,VTG, HDT
4800
N/A
11
MXJB-NMEA11
Off
19.2K**
N/A
12
MXJB-NMEA12
Off
4800
Default name
* Option for MX521A, MX521B, MX525A and MX575C, MX575D, HS80 and HS80A antenna connection.
** High speed ports, restores to 19,200 after restore or power cycle.
*** Dedicated RTCM data input port. Output is selectable.
GN70/MX61x communications (via NMEA 0183)
Sentence
ACK
ALR
APB
DPT
DTM
GBS
GGA
GLL
GNS
GRS
GSA
GSV
HDG
HDT
MWV
RMC
RMB
ROT
RTE
THS
VHW
VTG
WPL
XTE
ZDA
NMEA 0183
In
Out
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
√
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Message Data Type
Acknowledge Alarm
Set Alarm State
Autopilot Sentence “B”
Depth
Datum
GNS Satellite Fault Detection
Global Position System Fix data
Geographic Position - Lat/Lon
GNSS Fix Data
GNSS Range Residuals
GNS DOP's And Active Satellites
GNSS Satellites in View
Heading Deviation & Variation
Heading True
Wind Data
Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
Recommended Minimum Navigation Information
Rate Of Turn
Routes
True Heading
Water Speed and Heading
Course and Speed Over Ground
Waypoints
Cross Track Error, Measured
Time & Date
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Proprietary messages
$PMVXG,GBS
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Fills in RAIM integrity in 129029 field
$PCSI,CS0
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Beacon/WAAS Reference station data
$PMVXG035
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MX 035 Proprietary message
$PMVXG,312
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DGPS Corrections
$PMVXG,313
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GPS Satellite Health
$PMVXG,314
√
$PMVXG,315
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$PMVXG,316
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$PMVXG,317
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GS70/HS80 smart antenna communications (N2K)
NMEA 2000 messages
PGN number
PGN Title
59392
ISO Acknowledgement
59904
ISO Request
60928
ISO Address Claim
126996
Product Information
GPS related
65293
Configuration Message
126992
System Time
129025
Position on, RU
129026
COG & SOG RU
129029
Position Data
129539
GNS DOP
129540
GNS Satellites in view
127258
Magnetic variation
Compass related
127250
Compass Heading (Vessel Heading)
130845
Parameter Handle
127251
Rate of Turn
127257
Attitude
RAIM feature
129545
GNSS RAIM output
129546
GNSS RAIM settings
129542
GNSS Pseudorange noise statistics
129547
GNSS Pseudorange error statistics
RTCM correction
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129549
Ext. RTCM correction data
130852
RTCM feedback to GN70/MX61x
Specifications | GN70/MX610/MX612 Operator and Installation Manual
++Additional NMEA 2000 messages for AIS
NMEA 2000 messages
PGN number
PGN Title
129038
AIS Class A position report
129039
AIS Class B position report
129040
AIS Class B extended position report
129041
AIS Aids to Navigation (A to N) report
129792
AIS DGNSS broadcast binary message
129793
AIS UTC and date report
129794
AIS Class A Static and Voyage Related Data
129795
AIS Addressed Binary Message
129796
AIS Acknowledge
129797
AIS Binary Broadcast Message
129800
AIS UTC/Date Inquiry
129801
AIS Addressed Safety Related Message
129802
AIS Safety Related Broadcast Message
129803
AIS Interrogation
129804
AIS Assignment Mode Command
129805
AIS Data Link Management Message
129806
AIS Channel Management
129807
AIS Group Assignment
129809
AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part A
129810
AIS Class B “CS” Static Data Report, Part B
GPS and GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) modes NMEA 0183 messages
GPS Mode
GNSS mode
Remarks
GGA message is used in GPS mode
only
GPGGA
Not applicable
GPGNS
GNGNS
GNSS Fix Data
GPZDA
GPZDA
Normally the time reference is synchronized to GPS time, so ZDA stays with
GP talker in combined mode
GPDTM
GNDTM
DATUM
GPGBS
GNGBS
RAIM sentence
GPRMC
GNRMC
Recommended Minimum Specific
GNSS Data
GPVTG
GNVTG
COG/SOG data
Where:
$GPxxx - NMEA message header when autonomous GPS system is used
$GNxxx - NMEA message header when combined GPS and GLONASS system is used
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List of abbreviations
The following table holds a list of abbreviations used in display examples etc. in this manual.
AIS
Automatic Identification System
BTW
Bearing To Waypoint
BWW
Bearing Waypoint to Waypoint
CDU
Control Display Unit
COG
Course Over Ground
CRS
Course
CTS
Course To Steer
DGPS
Differential Global Positioning System
DSC
Digital Selective Calling
DTD
Distance To Destination
DTW
Distance To Waypoint
EGNOS
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System
ETA
Estimated Time of Arrival
ETW
Estimated Time of arrival at next Waypoint
GLONASS
Global Orbiting Navigational Satellite System
GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNSS
Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS
Global Positioning System
HDOP
Horizontal Dilution Of Precision
HDG
Heading
MAG
Magnetic
MAN
Manual (speed input)
MOB
Man OverBoard
MSAS
Multi-functional Satellite Augmentation System
N2K
NMEA2000 network specified by National Marine Electronics Association and
standardized as IEC 61162-3
RAIM
Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
ROT
Rate Of Turn
RTCM
Radio Technical Commission For Maritime
SBAS
Satellite Based Augmentation System
SOG
Speed Over Ground
STEER
Course to steer towards next waypoint
STW
Speed Through Water
TTD
Time To Destination
WAAS
Wide Area Augmentation System
WPT
Waypoint (followed by waypoint name)
XTD
Cross Track Distance
List of abbreviations | GN70/MX610/MX612 Operator and Installation Manual
Index
A
Abbreviations 96
AIS 50
Defining dangerous vessels 52
Filtering the targets 52
Selecting targets 51
Target symbols 48, 50
Vessel alarms 51
Vessel settings 52
Alarms
Interface 80
Waypoint 40
Alerts 22, 54
Listing 22
Messages 54
Multiple alerts 55
Settings 56
Single alerts 55
Vessel 51
B
Basic Operation 11
C
Cancel navigation 44
Components 64
Cursor
Navigate to cursor position 44
Placing 13
Trip Log 23
Vessels 21
Waypoints/routes/tracks 22
M
Magnetic variation 45
Maintenance 59
Man Over Board 13
Cancel navigation 13
Delete a MOB mark 13
External MOB command 81
Menus 12
Menu overview 16
Quick Menu 16
Rotary knob 12
Submenus 17
MMSI number 52
Mounting 67
Antenna systems 69
MX610/MX612 control unit 67
N
Navigating on the chart 44
Navigation settings panel 44
Network Settings 24
Manual Source Selection 25
SimNet Groups 28
P
Data fields 46
Datum 45
Dialog boxes 12
Pages and panels
Plotter orientation 15
Position panels 47
Steer panel 46, 47
Position panels 47
Power key 11
F
Q
Front panel and keys 7
Quick menu 48
G
R
Goto menu 44
GPS position info 47
GPS source 58
Great-circle 45
Rhumb line 45
Routes
Course line 46
Creating new 40
Edit 40
Leg 45
Navigate a route 44
Off course limit 46
Panel 40
Selecting start point 44
D
H
HDG Screen 48
K
Keys 7
Power key 11
L
Listings 21
Alerts 22
Satellites 22
Sun/moon 23
Index | GN70/MX610/MX612 Installation
S
Satellite status 22
Ship’s location 15
SimNet basics and terminology 76
Simulator 58
Advanced settings 58
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Mode 58
Selecting source files 58
Set start position 58
Software upgrades 61
Steer panel 46, 47
Sun/moon 23
System Configuration 24
T
Target symbols 50
Tides 23
Tracks 42
Creating new 42
Panel 39
Settings 42
Trouble shooting 59
V
Vessel settings panel 52
Vessel status listing 22
W
Waypoints 39
Alarm settings 40
Edit 39
Panel 39
Positioning 39
Waypoints, Routes & Tracks 39
Wiring guidelines 75
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Index | GN70/MX610/MX612 Installation
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